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4th of July Celebrations
Pages 7A & 8A
PD Reports .,Page 3A
Dixie Boys State Bound
Stats, Photo on Page 10 A'
Awards 15 Scholarships
Details on Page 2B
Sharks Finish 26-3
Team Photo, Story on Page 9A
See Page 3A
New CT Scanner at Gulf
Details on Page 1B
Progress on the construction
of Port St. Joe's 159-slip marina
is coming along well. Nearly all of
the 110.000 cubic yards of dirt in
the marina's basin has been
removed by the contractor. Royal
American Construction. in prepa-
rations for beginning the struc-
Work is now set to begin on
the bulkheads, channel entrance,
jetty, and the 120 individual boat
slips in the basin. .. -
A 39-slip dry storage facility
will also be built on the site along
with all the other amenities that
normally accompany a full service
According to Preble-Rish,
Inc., engineer Bill Kennedy, con-
struction is ahead of schedule on
the project. The contract calls for
a completion date in February
1999, but work could be finished
earlier if the contractor remains
on his current pace.
Royal American was awarded
the contract after submitting the
low bid of $2.945 million.
Leffert and Hersey Compromise
Lieutenant Accepts Demotion to Patrolman Provided Criticism Be Removed From Record
Port St. Joe's Police
Department was the topic of hot
debate during Tuesday evening's
Port St. Joe City Commission
Several local citizens voiced
their concerns about the depart-
ment's administration,. police
department, morale, patrolment's'
attitude toward the community
and disciplinary actions. :
Most of the criticism seemed
to stem from ongoing disciplinary
issues that have occurred within
the department. Several weeks ,
ago, Police Chief Jay Leffert
moved to demote Lt. James
Hersey from his lieutenant posi-
tion to patrolman based on sever-
al criticisms in his annual job
performance evaluation of
Hersey initially fought the
devotion and evaluation, filing a
grievance as prescribed in the
city's personnel policy. Commis-
sioners appointed the five mem-
ber committee. but before any
further action was taken. Hersey
and Leffert privately came to an
agreement on the issue.
N According to Mayor Johnny
Area Celebrates 4th of July and
Thousands Open Scallop Season
Shown above, there was floating room only at
the city's boat landing during much of the holi-
day weekend. Though most boaters said the scal-
lops were small and hard to find, they all seemed
to enjoy the acti .ty.
At right, Tonya Nixon, chairman of the Fourth A
of July event, hands out a flag prior to Saturdays
fireworks display at Frank Pate Jr. Park.
For more pictures and information on the fes- ,
tivities at Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach, and jj
Wewahitchka, see pages 6A and 7A in this issue
of The Star. I
Linton, Hersey cited family health
problems and stress as his rea-
sons for agreeing to accept the
demotion to patrolman. providing
the negative personnel evalua-
tions against him were removed
The Commission also
instructed Chief Leffert
to trim $190,000 from
from his otherwise clean files.
During a workshop session,
April 1st, Leffert had presented a
'proposal to commissioners rec-
ommending Sgt. Terry Carr and
Sgt. Butch Arendt also be demot-
ed to patrolmen based on several
negative job performances he list-
Commissioners voiced their
objections to the proposal at the
time and the matter has not been
further acted on by them.
During the board meeting.
adopted a letter written from
Mayor Linton to Chief Leffert
making the following recommen-
dations, on police department
operations. The lieutenant and
investigator positions should be
eliminated and the investigator
return to patrolman. replacing a
current vacancy in that position.
The board had discussed the
recommendation during a recent
workshop session. They cited
budget concerns as the prime rea-
son for it. and have also instruct-
ed Leffert to trim S190.000 from
his $950.000 annual operating
City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis
told The Star Port St. Joe faces a
$424,000 shortfall on the upcom-
ing year's budget because of the
continued personal property eval-
uation suit with Florida Coast
Paper Company (-$320,000) and
the removal of Box USA from the
tax rolls following their closure
Chief Leffert defended the
need for the positions on the
force, but agreed to follow the
wishes of the commission. He
noted that the changes would
have an impact on the perfor-
mance of the police department.
The police department cur-
rently has 13 officers on the force.
Tharpe stated, "We're hoping to be
a mean, lean machine we've
got to do something to get within
the budget, yet provide enough in
the budget to maintain the city's
Cecil G. Costin Blvd.
Commissioners set a tentative
date, July 20th, for the dedication
of Fifth Street to be renamed Cecil
G. Costin Boulevard in recogni-
(See POLICE on Page 6)
Charlotte M. Pierce
Pierce Plans to
Charlotte M. Pierce has filed
her intent to seek re-election to
the position of Gulf County,
School Board Member, District 5.
In announcing her candidacy
for re-election. Pierce expresses a
strong desire to continue the for-
ward direction of the overall edu-
cational syste1i of Gulf County.
She attributes this progress
to several factors which include: a
concerted team effort of School
Advisory Councils, district task
forces, individuals and volunteers
from the community who are
keenly aware of the future educa-
tional needs of our children and
young adults; a sound financial
base to operate within; and quali-
fied personnel who make class-
rooms conducive to learning.
Mrs. Pierce is a graduate of
Port St. Joe High School and
Jones College and has taken
additional courses in accounting
and computer technology from
(See PIERCE on Page 3
School Board, City Commission, Parents, Discuss School's Traffic Flow
at Port St. Joe Elementary; Board Tables Two Assistant Principalship Positions
City commissioners, the
school board and concerned par-
ents expressed their opinion of
the proposed turn-around in the
new construction plans of Port St.
Joe Elementary school, as well as
the traffic and pedestrian problem
during the rush hour of student
transportation from and to
school. The turn-around as in the
final architectural drawings calls
for an extension of Cypress
Avenue behind the school in
which buses would pick up and
drop off students, as well as a
parking area for school staff.
Current figures for student
population total 600, with nine
buses accessing Port St. Joe
Many residents of Cypress
and Juniper Avenue voiced their
concern about additional traffic
and the problems with pedestrian
Two Boats Collide On Brothers
Three boaters narrowly avert-
ed major injuries in a boating
accident on the Brothers River
(near Brickyard Cutoff) on
Saturday, July 4th.
According to Florida Game
and Fresh Water Fish
Commission Col. Robert Miller,
the accident occurred approxi-
mately 100 yards from the mouth
of Brickyard Cutoff on the
Brothers River when two boats
collided head-on near the chan-
. nel's entrance.
Miller said a 17' Bass Tracker
driven by Chester S. Hewitt, 74,
and a 15 1/2' fiberglass boat, dri-
.ven by Lawrence King, 60, and
passenger James Mullins, 41,
were involved in the accident. All
of the parties are Panama City
Miller stated that the incident
was still under investigation by
the GFC, but the two drivers
apparently didn't see each other
as they approached prior to the
The impact threw the driver of
the fiberglass boat, King, into
Hewitt's Bass Tracker boat;
Mullins was tossed into the
Brothers River on impact and
Hewitt remained in his vessel.
King received minor injuries
as a result of the accident.
Miller said the accident was
still under investigation by the
Florida Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission, but it appeared
to be the fault of human error
with no other contributing fac-
safety associated with routing the
buses to the proposed turn-
around. Solutions were sought
last school year to combat the
problem by routing parents down
the two side streets, Cypress and
Juniper, causing additional traffic
and pedestrian safety issues. All
parties involved in Tuesday's
workshop would like to come to
an agreement on the most feasible
way to vent traffic, with the safety
of the students foremost.
Suggestions were made for
the turn around to be built direct-
ly opposite of the proposal and
buses be routed on the right side
of the school (near the gym) until
construction is completed with
parents using the front entrance
(circle driveway) and the side road
Superintendent Kelley com-
mented that the board will review
the area with the principal, Mrs.
Barfield, to see if a feasible solu-
tion can be made before the
beginning of the school year.
Later, in the regular school board
meeting, it was discussed and
decided upon to see if the pro-
posed turn-around could be elim-
inated from the bidding process
for the time being.
City commissioners agreed
and stood adamant on the issue
that additional traffic should not
congest Cypress and Juniper and
the turn-around as designed
would not work.
Further investigation and
other discussions will be needed
before a final decision can be
made on the future plans of stu-
dent drop off at Port St. Joe
Elementary for the new school
year, as well as in the construc-
ASSET. PRINCIPALS TABLED
The recommendations for
assistant principal positions were
unanimously tabled by the board
and will be a personnel item at
next Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. board
meeting. Tim Wilder, a Port St.
Joe graduate currently with
(See TRAFFIC on Page 6)
S."AGE TWO THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1998
THE QUALITY OF OUR SCHOOL teachers seems to be of
concern nation-wide. In Port St. Joe and throughout Gulf
County, it has been a tdpic of conversation and debate from both
novices to the'school system and its operations, to experts; with
the only conclusion being that we don't need to erode the quality
of our teachers any more.
The state of Massachusetts has considered that same sub-
ject and said, officially, that they will not lower teacher testing
standards just so more people can become eligible to fill their
The Massachusetts Board of Education voted last week not
to give a break to about 260 people who flunked the state's first-
ever certificate test for prospective teachers. Over half the candi-
dates failed, keeping nearly 2,000 prospective teachers out of the
classrooms. Worse still, about one-third of them failed the read-
ing and writing portions of the test, a common failing and com-
plaint among Florida teachers.
FLORIDA'S PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS are tested three
times on their Journey toward becoming a certified instructor.
The last, testing requires them to pass an exam in order to se-
cure their teaching certificate. If they don't pass this test, they
don't teach. Still, we receive the reading and writing complaints,
leaving us to wonder about the contents of this test. But. they.
are being tested; that much is accomplished.
Massachusetts attempted to test teachers for the very first
time, and ran into a desire to water down the test from the very
outset. It causes us to wonder what criteria some states use to
qualify a teacher; states that supply many of Florida's school
THE NORTHERN STATE DID set their heels in the dirt and
refuse to budge. Their board of education initially lowered the re-
quirements, but, even then only 66% passed. The commissioner
of education urged the standards be lowered. He was so harshly
criticized by the Governor, Paul Celucci. that he finally resigned,
causing the board to revert back to the higher testing standards.
Which goes to show that even people in the teaching busi-
ness aren't necessarily the best judge on the quality of a teacher.
We have to remain ever alert to the quality of our present and
prospective teachers. Even then, there is enough sour apples
which slip through the screening. Of course, ,given the number
of teachers employed by little Gulf County, there is bound to be
a bad one or two slip through the testing net.
We're fortunate to have so few.
Did It Again!
YOU DID IT AGAIN! Another holiday week end has come
and gone. Everybody has had a great time and no one was seri-
ously injured or killed. It's the norm now, rather than the excep-
tion, for our people to have a safe and sane holiday, enjoying the
time period and the festivities without the hassle of injuries or
accidents. This, in spite of an influx of visitors.
There ,seemed to be something for' everyonee td he.l "elijoy
themselves, from the beginning of another' scallop seasri'4o'o a
beautiful fireworks display---r twod--to Vidwv s a' cliniax't -n
otherwise perfect day. People just seemed to be about the busi-
ness of enjoying themselves in a mighty way.
WE HAVE A CORPS OF PEOPLE and merchants to thank
for making this enjoyable holiday even more enjoyable. They
gave of their time and energies to arrange entertainment, games,
contests; something for everyone. It didn't just happen by itself,
you know. Even if it did appear to be spontaneous, there was a
great deal of planning which went into arranging for all .the
events, from the largest to the smallest.
Even with the spectre of threatening forest fires, everyone
seemed to have a great holiday in spite of the dangerous' situa-
tion which prevailed throughout our state, with its tinder-dry
IT WAS HOT, AND IT WAS humid, but, it is right in the
middle of summertime. What else could you expect? It was hot
We're especially proud of our friends for not adding to the
holiday carnage which seems to accompany these seasons of en-
Joyment, when our'nation bands together to celebrate something
as grand as the birthday of the founding of our nation. Some civ-
ilizations can put lives at risk with something as innocuous as a
Hunker Down With Kes
by Kesley Colbert?-
". m'' "'; /*,I
Still On The Same Wavelength
o,: 1 to his Hall of Fame career. We didn't even notice ,the 101 Yes sir, me and ole' Ernie won
It was easv to assess the trade degree temperatures. a lot of games at that field down
looking backwards . All the big league guyk played behind the pajama factory.
But let me tell you something, with us. After the sides were We were a team. And I hated to
in the early '60's Broglio was our selected. you picked the team you see him go. especially to the dread-
"go to" guy. He was big and tall. were going to "be" that game and ed Cubsl
t, -idU Ui cur hi-.. .. ., presto-it wasn't Larr. Ridinger That all seems like a hundred
It's extra hot. It's the middle of
the summer. The All Star break is
upon us. And my thoughts turn to
Now, there might be a good
chance you won't remember Ernie
Broglio. If you're a pretty decent
baseball fan you would recognize
him as the player the St Louis
Cardinals, traded to the Chicago
Cubs back.in June of 1964 for a
little known outfielder named Lou
Thirty-four years later most
folks still call it the greatest trade
the Cardinals ever made. The
Cards, with Brock a main catalyst.
went on to win the National League
Pennant and the World Series that
year. Lou helped the Redbirds win
more titles in '67 and '68 enroute
hadIU UISC Uli eve-UIU rows. 11e was 3
a mean looking guy when he toed
the rubber.'He'd stare down Willie
Mays. Joe Adcock, Roberto
Clemente ..... it didn't matter to
him ..... then he'd bust one in on
their hands. If they didn't like that,
he'd buzz one over their heads. Let
me tell you, he was some more
It wasn't hard to figure why he
was our favorite.
The fact that he was the best
pitcher the Cardinals had for sev-
eral years running didn't hurt him
in our estimation any either.
He was also the, best pitcher
"we" had during, that time. "We"
was the backyard league. We'd
play any place. any time . .
we'd go one on one, .or Pwo on a
side with right field foul, or eight
on eight, just choose up and rip.
leading off for the Milwaukee
Braves, it was the always danger-
ous Bill Bruton. "Course, Larry had
to turn around and bat lefthanded
and you could get him with hard
stuff, up and in.
I was the Cardinals. Always. It
was just a part of life for me. And I
did most of the pitching. I'd throw
a game as Larry Jackson. And
maybe Sam "Toothpick" ,Jones.
'But if I lost one. if Jackie Burns
and the Cincinnati Redlegs kicked
me pretty good . I'd bring in
Ernie Broglio to halt the skid and
turn things around.
I'd glare in at Vada Pinson and
Frank Robinson . and then
send a message pitch at their
heads. Jackie would hop back up
but he didn't hang so far out over
the plate now, he didn't "dig in"
with quite the same vigor.
years ago . .
And yet. if you can hang in
there long enough, doesn't life
takes some unusual turns!l
I had the privilege back in
January of attending a St. Louis
baseball writers' function to kick
off the current season. I was feel-
ing most out of place as I started
down the steps of this big hotel to
the ballroom where Mark
McGwire, Royce Clay-ton, Bob
Gibson, Lou Brock, Tony LaRussa
,and others waited to put a happy
face on the upcoming season.'
A guy standing next to, me
casually remarked to nobody in
particular. "If you want to meet an
ex-Cardinal, there's Ernie Broglilo
standing right over there."
'I did an about face and cau-
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
Snow Crabs Ain't for Dainty Diners
I HAD A SAMPLE of snow
crabs the other day, brought to
me by Roy Harper and his wife,
Sarah Claire. They are in the
business of marketing the crabs
all over the state of Florida. wher-
ever there are folks who desire a
snow crab or two.
Roy is from the stock of
White City Harpers and Sarah
Claire is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. "Fish" Herring. I guess you
could expect Sarah Claire to be
associated with seafood in some
manner or other, with a father
who carries the nickname of
T "Fish" is a long time resident
of Port St. Joe and a veteran with
the old "Saints" baseball team. He
played left field for many years .:
and was right there to play every
day they took to the field against
Blountstown, Carrabelle, Marian-,
na and any other regional town
which desired to field a team and
take on the "Saints".
The "Saints" were the equiva-
kETADIN SHRDL U
S. by Wesley Ramsey
lent toi the "'Atlanta Braves" ir
these parts, in their heyday along
the big bend of Florida.
BUT. I WAS WRITING about
Sarah Claire and her husband,
Roy; not about "Fish". I just had
to throw that in there.
, It seems: as' If Sarah Claire
and her husband--mostly her
husband-started ;operating :a.
:fishing boat, fishing for the giant
snow crab,"which runs deep in
the waters near Key West..
For a while. there, she and
her husband would spend a while
fishing for the big crabs, then
would spend a 'While marketing
them. Now, they spend most of
their time procuring the animals
and marketing them.
They're building quite a mar-
ket by introducing the crabs any-
where they can. They introduced
me to them and made a mini-
FIRST OF ALL, the crabs are
delicious. I can attest to that. Sa-
rah Claire brought me one-that's
one-steamed crab', In a plastic
bag. It was all I could eat.
The crabs are shaped like our
familiar blue crab, except they
are about four times as large and
Of course, the meat morsels
are larger, in proportion, than the,;
blue crab, and Make a sizable".
mouthful. It doesn't take many
miouthfuls to make a meal. ,
Actually. I can see'where res-
taurants can get by with selling a
half a crab as a meal. But, wear
your bib while eating them: vou'll,
need itI They're like the old famil-
:lar blue crab to el.t. You get
about as much on you as you get.
But, ain't they good?!
In the words of that friendly
old gourmet, George' McLawhon,
'-The best I ever et!"
George Is the tried and true
test of any food! ,
SARAH CLAIRE SAID one of'
.their first regular customers was
Joe's Stone Crabs, In- Miami
'Beach. You know 'Joe's Stone
Crabs: they have been much in..
the paper, these days, with the
government trying to' fine them
for disci-iminating against' women
because they have no women on
their wait staff.
Neither did the cruise ship I
sailed on recently.
It would take one of those
body-building women' to- hoist
and carry one of their food trays
I guess, what with their ori-.;
going suit and all, Joe's buys only:
female snow crabs.
SBy the way, a snow crab claw
is larger than a large stone crab;
claW. % ,
They're larger than those.
steamed crab legs you get at plac-
es'like Red Lobster, or any simi-
lar place Which features steamed
.'.crab legs. You can eat Sarah
Claire and Roy's steamed crab.
legs and get full111 You can eat all
Syou want of those other crab
egs-- nchiuding blue crabs-and'
never make up for the energy it
takess to eat them. '
I TOOK MY ONE crab home'.
and sat down at the kitchen table
to sample my repast. I didn't put
on a bib.
The first Maine lobster I ever
ate, the waiter put a bib on me,
so it's no reflection on one's age
to have a bib installed to eat a
snow crab. ':
This time, I didn't have a bib
to protect my shirt front andt I
suffered for it. I admit It. .
Before long I had crab all over
me, ; the table top, and part of the
" floor. There is 'io 'dainty method
of eating the crabs, but they are
-worth ,the mess they cause.
S Just get you a dish of melted
lemofi, butter, dip each -morsel in
it, and let it slip over your tongue.
You'll be glad you didl
SIt's not often ..endorse any-
thing to eat. Im careful that way;
but in the. case of snow qrabs,
Syout cn.rake my Word for it; they
They remind me of;my favor-
ite food; corn on the cob. Even if
they do get all over my face up to
my .ears, they will bear digging
into every chance I getl
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1998 PAGI
It wasn't really a mirage Tuesday afternoon! It was really
rain coming down for almost an hourly During the past two
and a half months there's been lightning and there's been
thunder, but usually the clouds have just kept on going northeast
without leaving any moisture to dampen the parched earth here in
Port St. Joe., .
'The rain seemed to be fairly widespread across the county, as
folks in northern Gulf County also reported a light rain Tuesday.
One can only hope that is a portender of things to cone.
for "Scallop Day"
A meeting of the St. Joe Bay
Committee will be held on
Thursday, July 9, from 9:00 to,.
11:00 a.m., ET, in the Port St. Joe.;'
Fire Department's meeting room
(behind city hall).
The meeting will feature three
presentations related to the sub-
ject of seagrass protection.
The club's business meeting,
however, will precede the presen-
tations; it will take place from
9:00 to 9:30 a.m. During this part
of the meeting, new members will
be introduced, and the group will
go over the subcommittee reports
and the addition of any new
Issues. The agenda for the
September meeting will also be
covered at this time.
The presentations will be
entitled. "Scarring of Florida's
Seagrasses: Statewide Assess-
ment;" "Enforcement of Prop-
Scarring Regulations;" and
"Boater's Improvement Trust
Following the adjournment of
the general meeting, a planning
session for the 2nd Annual St.'
Joseph Bay Scallop Day will held.
Everyone is encouraged to remain
and offer their input and assis-'
tance so that this Scallop Day will,
be a success.
All interested persons are, .
invited to attend. For more Infor-
mation, please contact Dr. Robert
King at 227-1812 or 1-800-326-
Renovation of the old Maddox homesite at Shipyard Cove/ Maddox
Park is nearing completion. The homesite is set to become the new quarters
for Gulf County's Chamber of Commerce sometime in the not-too-distant
City workers and Inmate labor crews have focused on completing the
project in recent weeks, using a little over 818,000 in funds from a historic
City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis said the building would be complete
before the end of July in compliance with the grant's specifications.
Refinishing the interior floors, screening the front and back porches,
clean-up and interior wall work are among the major projects remaining.
Local contractors have previously completed much of the plumbing and
walkway work on the structure.
( !I''9'Lo Enforceme t c tvltie [4.L'0 0 1
Two DUI Arrests on Holiday
On July 4th, at approximate-
ly 1:50 a.m., William Glenn
Franklin. 53,-of 175 Ponderosa
Pine Drive in Port St. Joe was
arrested by Officer Chris Teeter
for driving under the influence.
According to the report sub-
mitted by Officer Teeter, William
Franklin's vehicle was stopped at
the intersection of Highway 98
and Corstitution Drive, after the
Siehicle.was observed leaving the
Also on the fourth, at approx-
imately 4:07 a.m., Paul Wayne
Tyson, 32, of 261 lola Street in
Port St. Joe, was arrested by
Officer Chris Tramel for driving
under the influence.
According to a report submit-
ted by Officer Tramel, a con-
cerned citizen had reported that
(From Page 2)
tiously approached the tall guy
who I recognized Immediately .from
his 1959 Topps baseball caid. He
wasn't scowling, glaring or menac-
ing. He smiled warmly and gra-
ciously asiwe shook hands. Of
course, the game wasn't on the
line for either of us . .
We talked baseball for a solid,
hour. We mentioned the big
salaries, the hard to get along with
super stars, the spoiled players
and. owners of the last decade ...
.but neither of us dwelled on it.
W we talked real baseball. The
grace of Willie Mays. The power of
Harmon Killebrew. The speed of
Maury Wills. The awesome hitting
ability of Richle Ashburn and
Harvey Kuenn. The specialness of
, Stan "the Man" ....
We talked college baseball. We
talked "choose up sides and play"
sand lot baseball. We talked of
high school baseball In his San
Jose, California area. And we
talked of high school baseball in
Port St. Joe, Florida.
You can't believe how great
this guy was back In 196.0.. .and
he was just as great in 19981
I didn't tell him I used to be
I didn't have to. I'm pretty sure
he read it between the lines.
,I thought of Ernie Broglio
again at the All Star break for a
couple of reasons. He'd" slow this
1998 home run barrage down.
Because if you hit a homer off him
in the second, he'd stick one in
your neck in the fifth! That's the
way we played down by .the pajama
And someone asked me if I
was going to watch the game in
hopes that "my" Cardinal Mark
McGwire "would do something
Listen, this season for me
became "special" in a hotel lobby
'back in January. For those few
moments, I shall always be eter-
nally grateful. A
Tyson's vehicle was parked at a
construction site on Cabell Drive
in Port St Joe. Upon investigation
by Officer Tramel. it was discov-
ered that Tyson was allegedly
passed out in the vehicle.
Trespass at Local Business
On Thursday, July 2nd, at
approximately 9:07 p.m..
Clarence Wayne Hand. 37, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested by
Officer Glen Norris for trespass
According to report submitted
by Officer Norris, Hand was:
arrested at Subwa.y after he had..
been issued a trespass warning
not to be In or around the busi-
On July 6th. at approximate-
ly 5:46 p.m., William Parker
Thursby, 24, of 522 6th Street in
Port St Joe. was arrested by
Officer Chris Tramel for assault.
According to report submitted
by Officer Tramel. Thursby was
chasing John Mann, Jr. in an
attempt to assault him, and
Ignored Officer Tramel's com-
mands to stop. Thursby was
issued a notice to appear and
released on his own recognizance.
heiff 's Beat)
This Week's Bookings .
Tuesday, June 30-Risha
Delaine Henderson. 31, of Indian
Pass, grand theft, failure to
appear; Rocky. S. Quinn., 19, of
Port St, Joe, sale of cocaine, and
Boris Edward Hughes, 36, of
Panama City, disorderly intoxica-
Thursday, July 2-Chadwick
C. Lough. 27, of Apalachicola,
failure to appear, worthless
checks; and Mary Rabon Lewis,
42, of Port St. Joe, possession of
less than 20 grams of marijuana.
Friday, July 3-Brian Keith
Blankenship, 28, of Port St. Joe,
driving while license suspended
or revoked, attached tag not
assigned; and Windham Ray
Meredith, 47. of Wewahitchka.
disorderly conduct, discharge of a
llrearm in public.
Saturday. July 4-Charles
David, 42. of Suwannee, Georgia,
Sunday. July 5-Barbara
Lynn Grinslade, 36, of Wewa-
hitchka, driving under the influ-
(from Page 1)
Gulf Coast Community College.
She became a certified board
member in 1995 through the
Florida School Boards Association
Certified Board Member Program
and has completed the required
annual renewal hours each year
since becoming certified.
Mrs. Pierce has completed
over 290 hours in boardsmanship
during her tenure as a board
Pierce states that she will
continue to be a full time board
member accessible to everyone
and responsive to all Issues. It is
her desire to see the Gulf County
School District continue to be a
leader'. in the education
Citizens Federal Receives Award
Citizens Federal Savings
Bank of Port St. Joe has been
A awarded the prestigious 1998
Winners' Circle award for out-
standing performance by the
Community Bankers of Florida
Inclusion in the Winners'
Circle is limited to those Florida
community banks and thrifts
whose performance places them
at the top of the community bank-
ing industry. The Winners' Circle
is the highest honor a member
bank can receive from CBF.
Only 37 out of 266 communi-
ty-based financial institutions in
Florida received the Winners'
Circle designation in 1998. Each
Winners' Circle institution has
received at least an "A" rating
from Sheshunoff Information
Services for outstanding perfor-
mance as of December 31, 1997.
The rating is based on capital ade-
quacy, asset quality, earnings.
Greg Johnson, President/
CEO of Citizens Federal. stated,
"We are proud to be awarded the
1998 Winners' Circle award from
the Community Bankers of
Florida. We are constantly striving
to provide a financial institution
that provides quality service and
products to our customers. We
pride ourselves in our service to
our customers and our involve-
ment in our local communities."
Citizens Federal was founded
in 1956 and has offices in Port St.
Joe, Apalachicola. and Mexico
Beach. The bank employs 24 full
Lime employees, providing a full
range of products in both the
deposit and the lending area.
The Community Bankers of
Florida represents over 150
owned community banks and
thrifts. Founded in 1956, CBF is
the only trade association exclu-
sively representing community
banking in Florida. The major
focus of the association is'toladvo-
cate interests pertinent to'-com2
munity banking and ensure the
continued success of indepen-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1998
Alcohol Abuse Is Very Often Linked
to Domestic Violence Occurrences.
Alcohol is a powerful drug; it's
a depressant that can cause lack
of control, impaired thinking,
erratic behavior, and slowed reac-
Alcohol use is often a factor in
violent acts such as domestic vio-
lence. This includes partner
abuse, child abuse, and elder
abuse. Alcohol, in. and of itself,
does not cause violence. However,
people using alcohol are more
likely to act out their violent
impulses and feelings.
Alcohol is often used as an
excuse by abusers. They often use
alcohol as an excuse and assume
that drinking gives them permis-
sion to do things that they know
For example, someone using
alcohol might hit their spouse and
excuse their actions later, by say-
ing, "It was the alcohol--you know
I would never hurt you."
Alcohol also lowers inhibi-
tions. When drinking, some peo-
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mon sense and values. It's been
said many times before, "When he
(or she) has been drinking, he
thinks he's ten feet tall and bul-
letproof." People sometimes do
things that they normally would-
n't when they've been drinking.
Alcohol use is involved in over
50% of all cases of domestic vio-
lence. Don't let alcohol and vio-
lence tear your family apart. If you
are involved in or have been the
victim of a violent situation, there
are several important things to
First, admit and recognize the
problem; don't try to protect fami-
ly members from the truth. It's
going to affect everyone whether
you tell them or not. .
Second. don't blame yourself.
Abusers often blame their victims
for their behavior. Don't believe it!
Nothing you say or do can make
another person behave violently.
Third, don't accept violence.
, Don't ever assume that violence in
v-our family is a normal part of'
family life. ITS NOT!
Finally, any act of violence,
'. including threats, needs to be
:' taken seriously.
There Is no way to predict
who will act violently when drink-
ing. However, in general, one
should be careful around people
who are drinking If they need to
': control others, behave aggressiv'e-
ly. or communicate poorly when
Although there isn't a way to
predict who will become violent.
there are several symptoms that
point to a drinking problem. Look
at the person's drinking habits,
and see if they do any of the fol-
lowing. Does he or she:
*Frequently "need" a drink?
*Lose time from work due to
: 'Have a hard time remember-
ing what happened while drink-
k Pune ateFinal Plans
f Louis Marcus Scott' Phelps and
s the Natasha Janae Powell would like
Strick- to announce the final plans for
indsey their wedding. The two will be
united in marriage on Saturday.
s are July 18. at the First Baptist
y and Church of Mexico Beach at 4:30
Wayne p.m., ET, (3:30 p.m., CT).
All friends and family are
warmly invited to attend both the
ceremony and the reception fol-'
The church is located on 15th,
Street. off of Highway 386, at,
Staff Visiting PSJ
A member of U.S. Represen-
tative Allen Boyd's (D-North
Florida) staff will be visiting Port
St. Joe on the third Friday of
every month so that the people of
Gulf County will have the oppor-
tunity to discuss in person issues
which concern them.
A representative of Rep.:
Boyd's staff will be at the Gulf,
County Court House. in the
155 downstairs conference room, from
9:00 to 11:30 a.m., ET, on Friday,
Dear Momie, (c/o of God) .....
We moved you here last year to live with us.
We knew you were weak and had been suffering .
for several years with systemic scleroderma, and
only had& a year or more left before it took its
torturous end. Little did we know that just three
short months later cancer would instead be
what took you from us. And just as you held
me in your arms as I was born into this world,
I had the painful privledge of holding you in my arms, here in our.
home as you too were born into God's world. You left me all your pretty treasures
which I have placed in every room of our home, they comfort me as I can see,
and touch each precious memory. I gave each five brother's things I felt you
would have wanted them to have; brass baby shoes, each of our baby bracelets,
our pictures as babies, even report cards you saved from every year we were in
school. Every birthday, Christmas and Mother's Day card the six of us sent you;
The brothers love what I've done with your room Mom, I've turned it into my
sitting room, I put your sofa where your hospital bed was and your t.v. and
sewing machine, also pictures of us as children and of you at different ages are
framed all around the room. Your angel ceramics, along with my unicornones,
blend so pretty. The room is still pink as you had your son-in-law Jerry paint it
for you. As it was both of our favorite color. My mother-in-law says she never-
knew anyone who had his and her living rooms. But we do, thanks to you for
everything you left for me Momie.
What I miss the very most is when I would say to you, "I Love My Precious
Momie", and you would reply, "I Love My Precious Darling, Baby Girl". God,
how I miss you! Though I'll never miss your smile, because God gave it to me and
I wear it proudly. The brothers say I look just like you mom and that really makes
me proud. We'll never lose sight of you, for your looks and love you taught me
'to give will now live through me.
We miss you, Momie, but we know you're the prettiest flower in God's gar-
den of love!
Forever Loving You,.
Your Daughter, Misty Lynn & Jerry Garrett and Sons,
Jack, Wayne, Johnny, Tommy & Robbie
Mother- Charlotte M. Gable 5-16-35 to 7-15-97
*Lie about drinking?
*"Need" alcohol to perform
*Spend a lot of time thinking
*Have to dnnk more and
more alcohol to get the same
*Have arguments with family
members while drinking'?
.*Get moody or irritable after
If you or someone. you know
''has a problem with alcohol or vio-
lence, please get help.
: If you' are a victim of domestic
'- violence, you are not alone. There
is help available for you.
h- Please call the Wewa office at
639-4300 or; 639-3939 or call the
24-hour hotline at 1-800-252-
-, 2597. Your call will be answered
i by a trained counselor who is will-
ing to help you and will be com-
All information was provided
by Pam Martin, victim advocate.
Charles Lee Brake
Jennifer Kay Dykes
Levi. Austin, Dusty, and
Katelyn are proud to announce
the upcoming marriage of their
parents. Charles Lee Brake and
Jennifer Kay Dykes, on July 1.
at 1:00 p.m.
Charles is the father of Austin
and Katelyn Brake of Port St. Joe.
Final Plans for.
The Wewahitchka High
School Class of 1968 has set the
,final plans for the upcoming re-
union. A family picnic is sched-
uled for 12:00 noon at Lake Alice
Park on Saturday, July 11.
This is a "bring your own bas-
ket" affair with a grill being pro-
vided for those wishing to cook
hot dogs or hamburgers. At 7:00
'p.m., a dinner at The Fish House'
Restaurant on Mexico Beach will
take place. Those attending will
order from the menu.
Members of the class are In-
viting graduates from other class-
es, faculty, administration, or
anyone who would like to join
them as they reminisce. Please i
call Carol Kelley at 639-2855 for,
Society to Meet
The Gulf County Genealog-
ical Society will be meeting on
Saturday. July 11. at 10:00 a.m.
During this meeting, they )will be
presenting a representative of the
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
libraries with books containing all
of the Gulf County marriages from
1925 to March of 1998.
Books containing a copy of
the soldiers' and sailors' dis-
charge records for Gulf County
will also be presented at this
The Society will also have a
guest speaker, Ann Robbins. the
Public Service Supervisor and
Literacy Director for the Bay
County Public Library.
He is the son of Elizabeth and
Donald Brake of Overstreet. His,
grandparents are Fanny Mae
Sapp and the late Early Sapp of
Blountstown and the late Jake
and Emma Lee Brake of Highland
Jennifer is the mother of Ler'i
and Dusty Richter of Port St. Joe.
She is the daughter of Gene and
Kay Dykes of Highland View. Her
grandparents are Steve and
Elizabeth Dykes of Oak Grove and
Jewell Dykes of St. Joe Beach.
All friends and family are cor-
dially invited to attend this spe-
cial day with all of them.The wed-
ding will be held at the Highland
View Church of God. located on
Pompano Street. A reception will
follow in the church social hall.
Will Be Wed
Eustacia Melea Wasmund
and Christopher Samuel Cox
would like to announce the final
plans for their wedding. The cou-
ple will be united in Christ on,
Saturday, July 11. at 4:00 p.m..
ET, at Long Avenue Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe.
All friends and family are
invited to join them in worship,
witness their vows, and celebrate
their union afterwards with recep-
tion following the ceremony in the
church's social hall.
-A nursery will ,'be available
during the ceremony.
If anyone is unable to attend,
the family requests their presence
in thought and in prayer.
The two are the children of
Mr. and Mrs. Carey Newton. Paul
Wasmund, Jr.t, and Mr. and Mrs.
Majorette Car Wash
The Port St. Joe High School
majorettes will have a car wash
on Friday. July 10 from 9:00 4.m.
to 1:00 p.m. at Discount Auto
Parts. All donations will be used
to purchase new uniforms.
Furniture and Accessories
505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe Phone 229-6054
New Shipment of Beanie Babies Just Arrived!
MOST BEANIES ARE $5.00
25% OFF Sale
excluding Beanie Babies
Come In and register for the Princess Di Bear and Erin Bear!
Please Come ',
Look Who's Four
Kev'a Angelique ,Pittman
recently celebrated her fourth
birthday with many friends at
school and again at her godpar-
ent's home with a Minnie Mouse
She is the daughter of Beverly
and Earnest Pittman. Her big
brother is Ernie II of Fort Myers.
Keva is the granddaughter of
Eartha Shackelford and the late
Arthur Shackelford, Sr. and Rei
Pittman and the late MaryLee
Pittman, all of Port St. Joe.
William Reid Kennedy
It's A Boy!
Bill and Sandie Kennedy are
proud to announce the birth of
their son, William Reid, Kennedy.
Born on June 10, Reid weighed
seven pounds,' 13 ounces and was
620.1/2 inches in length.
Proud grandparents are Ruby
Kennedy and the late Bob
Kennedy of Port St. Joe, John T.
Reid and Patsy Reid of
Morganfield. Kentucky. and J. R.
and Linda Higgs of Marietta.
are Myrtle Rogers of Port St. Joe.
and Dorothy Whitledge and Agnes
Reid of Morganfleld, Kentucky.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gay of
Port St. Joe would like to
announce final plans for the
forthcoming marriage of their
daughter. Christy Renee Gay, to
John Wayne Smith, the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Leamon Smith,
Sr.. also of Port St. Joe.
The wedding will be held on
Saturday, July 11, at 3:00 p.m..
ET. at the Oak Grove Assembly of
God Church in Port St. Joe. with
a reception following at the Senior
Citizens Center. located next to
the Costin Library in the court
house complex. All friends and
family are invited to attend both
the wedding and the reception.
.See The Star On Line
Keva Angelique Pittman
Drop The Grudge
To carry a grudge. is a heavy load
for anyone to bear'
You need a friend likq Jesus, who will
all your burdens share.
He can take any load, and handle it
But you have to.say, here I am Lord, to
do with as you please.
He forces nothing on us, but we have
to give up grudges and strife.
We have to live for Jesus, to truly have
an abundant life.
So if you have sin in your life, and
hold a grudge today.
The best thing to do is give it to Jesus,
to truly have an abundant life.
So if you have sin in your life, and
hold a grudge today
The best thing to do is:to give it to
Jesus, He'll clease you right away.
You'll wonder, if you think about it,
why you held the grudge so long.
Because when the burden is lifted you'll
find out you were wrong.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1998 PAGE 5A
Pre-K Program Regisi
The Gulf County School Dis-
trict is accepting applications for,
placement in the Pre-K Early In-
tervention,Program for the 1998-'
1999 school year. Enrollment is
being held for four year olds who
may qualify through the income
eligibility. The district's free lunch
With the Park" Night
The Department of Environ-
mental Protection, Division of
Recreation and Parks, and the
management of St. Joseph:
Peninsula State Park have
announced that plans. to hold a
"Get Reacquainted With St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park
Take this opportunity to enjoy
a slide presentation updating you
on post Hurricane Opal recovery
efforts and other park related pro-
jects. This will be a good opportu-
nity for the public .to ask ques-
tions and express their interests
or concerns related to this multi-
use State Park.
The meeting will take place on
Tuesday. July 14, starting at 7:00
p.m.. ET. at the' Gulf County
Courthouse. In the second floor
The Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services is warning
consumers to protect themselves
when doing business on the
The department is the clear-
inghouse for consumer comrn-
.plaints in Florida. The number of
complaints about fraud and mis-
representation against businesses
on the Internet have skyrocketed
over the past few years...
In 1995 there were four com-
plaints, 38 in 1996, 206 in 1997
and so far this year. the depart-
ment has received 41 complaints.
The types of complaints range
from non-delivery of goods to mis-
representation to refund disputes.
"The Internet can be a conve-
nient and fast way for consumers
to do business, but it also pro-
vides a new outlet for fraudulent
or misleading business practices.'
Comm. Bob Crawford says.
Federal agencies, such as the
Federal Trade Commission and
its state counterparts, continue to
crack down on deceptive practices
on the Internet. But some of the
businesses may not be located in
Florida or even the United States.
and may. not be subject to state
. .-----and federal.aws.
However, there are some,
things consumers can do to pro-
tect themselves. Before doing
business on the Internet, con-
sumers should call the depart-
ment's Consumer Hotline. 1-800
HELP FLA '(1-800-435-7352) to
check the complaint history of a
Because it's impossible to
know where a business is actual-
ly located, it's important to get an
address and call the particular
state to check out the company.
Crawford also encourages con-
sumers to do business with com-
panies they know or have done
business with in the past.
Consumers with complaints
or concerns about a business on
the Internet are encouraged to
report them to the department's
Consumer Hotline. file a com-
plaint on-line www.fl-ag.com
contact the Federal Trade
Commission at (202) 326-3128 or
via .e-mail consumerline@
court room. Local and other
Florida Park Service officials will
also attend. The news media is
criteria are used to deternilne el-' (six weeks of the most current
giblllty. pay check stubs for each person
In order to be, considered for working) ,
placement, please bring the fol- r 4. Prodfof other Income. (child
lowing items to Port St. Joe Ele- support, AFDC/TANF, food stamp
mentary or Wewahitchka Elemen- certification letter, SSI, retire-
tary by July 14., ment, etc.)
1. Certified birth, certificate. 5 5. Medicaid card. (if applica-
(hospital copy will not be accept- ble)
ed) -" "'- 6. Social Securitu card.
2. Proof of Residency. (utility
bill, lease, phone bill, etc.)
3. Proof of income for ALL
wage earners In the household.
7. Current physical.
8. Immunization record.
Please contact' the school for
In appreciation of
devoted service as
City Administator of
Mexico Beach, city commi-
sioners, office staff and city
guests enjoyed a party for
John Mclrinis. Mclnnis
retired from the city effec-
tive June 30, 1998, the day
councilmen declared by
resolution as "John F. Mc-
Innis Appreciation Day".
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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY-9, 1998
,tion of one of the community's
Mr. Costin recently passed
away at the age of 100. The board
discussed renaming Fifth Street'
as a part of the median renovation
project the city Is currently
involved in. They were unanimous
in their support to name the
street In honor of Costin.
Details on the dedication
plans will be publicized as soon as
they are finalized.
/ ,Don't Forget To Recycle
S The board heard a report
from Public Works Superinten-
dent Terry McDaniel that the first
finished pile of compost has made
its way through the process. He
said approximately 18 cubic
.. yards of the material Is ready for
the city to put into use.
Some .1 19, 000 tons of
garbage is currently being
processed at the new composting
McDaniel stressed the Impor-
tance of the community recycling
Its garbage properly in order for
composting to be effectively done.
"For every ton of garbage we recy-
cle, that's one less ton of garbage
the city has to pay to have dis-
posed of," he said. ,
Ward Ridge Sewer
Phillip Jones, Preble-Rish
Inc., Consulting Engineers,
updated the board on progress
with the Ward Ridge water and
The project has been bogged
down because of wetland permit
problems for several months.
Jones said the permits were now
in hand and the contractor
should be back at work July 15th.
He told board members the sys-
tem's pump station should be on-
Sline on July 24th.
In Other Business
*Passed a resolution provid-
ing for interim financing for the
from Page 1 Writ
city marina construction. -T ,
Responds to Pridgeon
*Approved a variance request
for Don and Regina Washabaugh.
*Agreed to advertise two vari-
ance requests; one for Kevin
Lamm and another for Bay St.
Joseph Care Center..
Decided to send a ri-epresen-
tative to the ,Mexico Beach
Artificial Reef Committee meeting
Friday concerning joining forces
on artificial reef projects.
(from Page 1)
Wakulla High, was recommended
by Mr. Earley for the assistant
principal position of Port St. Joe
High School. Dr. William Truby
from Lynn Haven was recom-
mended by Mr. .Mathes for the
assistant principal position at
Wewahitchka High School. The
board discussed reviewing the
applicants before finalizing the
principals' recommendations on
which Supt. Kelley concurred.
pulf County Judge Robert
Moore and Katrina Sagglo, an
attorney from the Department of
Juvenile Justice, presented a pro-
posal for truancy court. The pro-
posal requested the implementa-
tion of changing current policy on
unexcused absences and cracking
down on truant students. The
proposal involves the court in two
possible stages: Intervention and
If that doesn't work, a formal peti-
Local law enforcement has
agreed to assist by delivering let-
ters from the school making con-
tact with the student's family.
Also, an educational evaluation
will be done for truant students,
and possible referrals may be
made for free counseling services.
This proposal will coincide with
Dear Mr. Ramsey,
It's interesting timing that Mr.
Brad Pridgeon's letter about your
paper keeping a morally correct
stance appeared in your issue cel-
ebrating our nation's indepen-
dence. I have a few things I'd like
to respond to in Mr. Pridgeon's
1. Mr. Pridgeon, you are Not
God, and thank goodness for that!
Your letter may be a 'morally' cor-
rect letter, but it is not a Christian
letter. Jesus went among the sick,
the lepers and other castaways of
the community while scorning the
Judgmental pharisees of His time.
As a former social worker who
had AIDS patients on her case-
load, I never once asked them
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the school board's policy on atten-
In last week's school board
story it mentioned that the school
board had not been in the black
in the past, however, the school
board was in the black the two
years prior to the '96-'97 school
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. "how' they got their illness. They
needed compassion, and
;PChristian love. not a sermon on
., oor lifestyle choices. All sin is
,' immoral, and all of it is displeas-
ing to God. regardless of how it
2. Secondly, The Star is a
newspaper operating under the
'First Amendment. This gives it
the right to print what it pleases.
SOnly a very narrow-minded and
frankly unkind person would see
anything Improper with the word-
ing of the article.
3. The people who choose
i 'risky'" lifestyles (Irregardless of
how misguided you. I or others
might feel it is) also have chosen
I this language to describe their
significant others. I don't feel suf-
'Jficlently sinless enough to judge
whether this is 'morally correct' or
4. Lastly, the wages of All sin
is death. We All deserve the hor-
rors of the cross for our personal
pettiness, judgmental attitudes,
spiritual pride, and the other hor-
rible things we do to one another,
y'et somehow still feel gleefully
Justified in entering God's sanctu-
ary each Sunday.
Somehow, somehow Christ
has forgiven us-even us, for nail-
ing Him to the cross once again
when we attempt to nail 'the least
Sof our brethren' there in the name
of political correctness.
Something to think (and pray)
'.A Christian by God's Grace alone.
TLaura Rogers, Port St. Joe
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, JULY 9. 1998 PAGE 7A
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-~ People throughout the county
celebrated our nation's indepen-
~dence in style, These are scenes
frmtefestivities held at .Franiki
ate arkn Port Sl oe Sarda .
.The NJROTC proudly displays the .
: flag. and veterans gather in chair,
-r--r ~ ~ ~t~ 4~ in front of the podium to wit~ne~s
Sthe ceremony. If .ou needed to cool
N off, you could take your turn tn the
dunling booth, or if you just want-
..ed to whe, your thirst, snow cones
were sold by
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Wewa Rings In the 4th
Two Bell Ring Ceremonies Highlight Afternoon Activities
A celebration of the 222nd
birthday of America was held at
the Old Courthouse in Wewa-
hitchka July 4th. The flag and
military ceremonies were present-
ed by LtCdr. McLeod and Wewa
High School NJROTC members,
complemented by an excellent
patriotic speech by the comman-
At 1:00.p.m., the large bell,
then rang out 13 times-once for
each of the original colonies, and
also in memory of our forefathers
that offered property and life that
Americans. may enjoy, the inde-
,pendence of America today.
Charles Doyle, representing
the Sons of the American
Revolution, then gave a short talk
on the United States Senate and
House of Representatives' concur-
rent resolution that the anniver-
sary of the. signing of the
Declaration of Independence
should be observed each year by
the ringing of bells at the same
moment throughout the United
States, that is 2 p.m. (ET).
Patriotic songs were then led
by Rhonda Pridgeon, Wewa
Elementary teacher, skirted by
Regent Betty Ann Owens,. St.
Joseph Bay Chapter, NSDAR, and
Ann Mann, president of the
Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of
Foreign Wars who presented a
wreath and speech in memory of
those 'who have defended
Wewahitchka Mayor Ray
Dickens delivered a very Impres-
sive and patriotic speech.
Afterward, Timothy Stoppelbetn
read a moving poem written by
him while in a foxhole during the
Desert Storm and Persian Gulf
War. Charles Mann (VFW), Sidney
Cudebec (SAR) and others added
to the ceremonies with brief patri-
People representing area soci-
eties, as well as children and
adults attending, then rang the
symbolic Liberty Bell. Each child
was presented a small American
flag after ringing the bell.
The ceremony's invocation
and benediction were offered by
Rev. Don Lanier.,
Lake Alice Ceremony
At 5 p.m., the observance was"
repeated at Lake Alice. NJROTC
cadets Jeremy Suber and Joseph
Chambliss performed the military,
ceremonies and pledge. The cere-,
monies also included Larry
Mathes, Wewa High School princi-',
pal, and Rhonda Pridgeon who'
sang patriotic songs. The key
speaker at Lake Alice was State
Representative Jamey Westbrook.
Veterans were remembered by
Flora Blackman of the VFW
Ladies Auxiliary, then DAR
Regent Owens who presented
Many games and contests
'were held at Lake Alice Park,
Including a watermelon eating
contest, one of which was
' between Mayor Ray Dickens,
, Chamber of Commerce President
Kenny Strange and another adult,
all covered with red juice and
Appreciation is extended to
Rev. Neel Miller. the Chamber of
Commerce. and Gulf Coast
Electric Co-op for providing sound
amplification systems so that the
tolling of the bell could be heard
I w m -as Ie i-. V HI m- d -
Wewa High NJROTC cadet Joseph Chambliss stands ready at
Battery Park Family
Fun Day In Apalachicola
The children in the photo above attended holiday festivities held at Lake Alice Park Saturday
and are proudly displaying American flags given them and ribbons awarded in the games and activ-
Mexico Beach Celebrates
Day-long Events Capped Off With Giant
Battery Park Family Fun Day,.
a fundraiser for the "Apalachicola
Parks Fund", will take place on
Saturday, July 25th. at Battery
Park. In the quaint, historic sea-
port of Apalachicola. All of the
proceeds from this fun-filled event
will go toward new playground
equipment in Battery Park.
Bring the entire family for a
day of wonderful cajun cooking.
games and contests for all ages.
Admission is FREE!!! Chefs from
Louisiana will be preparing deli-
clous steaming pots of seafood
jambalaya, boiled shrimp, fried
fish, and many other treats. Hot
dogs, hot links, smoked sausage
and drinks will also be available.
The Cajun food concessions
and carnival games for children
will open at 3:00 p.m. on
Saturday. July 25th. Oyster sack
t~ Womrshipeat theII~..
races, a real coin treasure hunt
and an Oreo cookie stacking con-
test will commence at 4:00 p.m,'
for the children. Everyone is Invit-
ed down to sponsor a real crab in
the "races", and toss a mullet,
just for the halibut.
Local merchants will host an
auction at 5:00 land Southern
Builders Supply Association and;
Big River Industries have gener-
ously sponsored a great band,
The Fabulous Reflexions, who will
entertain with 60's and 70's rock
n'roll starting at 5:30.
The City of Apalachicola Is
looking forward to having families
from all over the Panhandle join
in the fesuviues. Anyone willing to
volunteer their time or talent
helping run the arts and crafts,
games booths or food conces-
sions. should contact Karen
Dennis at 653-2168.
Anyone interested in making
private or corporate donations
could make checks payable 'to
"Apalachicola Parks -Fund" and
can be mailed to P.O. Box 823,
Apalachicola, FL 32329.
Locals and tourists
alike enjoyed strolling and
Trey Fontain claimed first
place in the Kids Fishing
Tournament, sponsored by the
Mexico Beach Fireworks
Committee, with an 11 inch
The Bay Town Trolley
offered shuttle service on
Highway 98 throughout the
day to those attending the fes-
Gaddis' Claim First Place
Mexico Beach Mayor Garry Gaddis and son, Stephen, proud-
ly pose above bearing the first place trophy that the pair
claimed in this year's Annual Mayor's Cup Sailboat Race held in
conjunction with the Fourth of July festivities.
Car Wash To Help DY
On Saturday, July 11th from
11 a.m. until 3 p.m. members of
the Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball
Major All Stars (12 and under)
tournament team will be washing
cars, trucks, and anything else
you can drive up to the Discount
Auto Parts parking lot in Port St.
The local business is sponsor-
ing the young athletes in an effort
to raise funds for the purchase of
uniforms for their upcoming dis-
Everyone is encouraged to
stop by for a "jam-up clean-up".
Donations for the work performed
will be appreciatively accepted.
Info on St. Marks
NWR 98-99 Hunts
Applications and Information
for the St. Marks National Wildlife
Refuge 1998-1999 hunt season
will be available by calling, writ-
ing, or coming by the Refuge of-
fice until August 14. No faxes for
applications will be accepted. The
deadline for application Is at 4:00
p.m. on August 14.
The drawing for the quota
hunts will be August 18. There
will be no application fee this
year. and hunters drawn for a
permit will have to pay $12.50 for
that permit. Only hunters drawn
for a permit will be contacted.
Hunt seasons are as follows:
eArchery-November 10 to
14: both units: 500 permits.
*Archery-January 15 to 17;
Wakulla: 300 permits.
*Hog: Hunt-November 20 to
22; Wakulla: 300 permits.
*General Gun-December 12
to 13; Wakulla; 250 permits.
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browsing at the many food
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area last Saturday.
eGeneral Gun-December 18
to 19; Panacea; I 10 permits.
eMobility Impaired Persons
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part of Panacea: 35 permits.
eSpring Gobbler-April 13 to
17, 1999: both units; 150 per-
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Hunt-state season: Piney Island.
*Small Game-December 26
to January 10; both units.
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The Port St. Joe High School
baseball team finished their sum-
mer schedule last week. The
Sharks posted a 26-3 record over
*the summer and won both tour-
naments that they participated In.
"I was very pleased with our
performance this summer," said
head coach Buck Watford. "I real-'
ly liked the chemistry between
'these kids. They play well togeth-
er, and we got good pitching and
hitting all summer."
: "Ryan Yeager (assistant
coach) was a big plus for us and
the kids really liked him. He will
help us out in the future.". ,.',
"Matt Terry and Ryan
Stephens were top hitters, but
everyone contributed offensively
and defensively. We played every-
one a lot this summer and they all'
did a good job."
S"This summer gave those kids
who are going to be our leaders
next season an opportunity to
step up and lead, and they did a
good job of doing'it."
"Right now we can go II or 12
deep in our line-up, which will
help us next season," said
[Front row, I to r] Billy Beilinger, Bryce Thomas, Jacob Tankersley, Koran Peters, Ryan Stephens, Jason Peak, Matt Caswell,
and Ashley Stephens. [Back row. 1 to r] coach Buck Watford. Ben Ashcraft, Brett Lowry, Matt Terry, Jarred Lambert, Tim Gainous,
Craig Phillips, Jim Faison, Brad.Knox and coach Ryan Yeager.
St. Joe & Wewa AAA Tourney Starts Sat.
District IV Dixie Youth Eastpoint's complex at 5 p.m. (ET)
Baseball will throw the first pitch .with Port St. Joe facing off against
of the AAA All Stars (10 and Parker. At 7 p.m. (ET) Bayou
Under) Tournament this' .,. George will take the' diamond
Saturday. July llth in Eastpoint. againstnst Springfield. Then
Double elimination competi- Callaway and Wewahitchka will
tion will begin Saturday at meet in the nightcap beginning at
9 p.m. (ET).
Public Supports Saturday's 5 and 7 p.m. win-
ners will meet Monday In the late
Flathead Catfish game at 9 p.m.: while those
.games' losers will plav an elimina-
C li Sluggers In Tourney.
The St. Joe Sluggers placed third in the Panama City Beach
Classic (girls 14 and under) Fast Pitch Softball Tournament
recently. Team members shown in the photo above are: [kneel-
ing, I to r] Any Canington, Jessica Sherrill, Lisa. Floyd and
Sherry Foster; [center rowl Erica Hernandez, Anna Kate
Reynolds and Anna Tankersley; and [back row] Kayla Jefferson,
Coach Daryl Parker, Shanna Wester, Jenny Roberts, Alisha
Barber, Santana Harris and Coach Marian Parker.
And the Winners Are ...
"The Dog House" manned by Kenny Lemieux, Randall Moore,
George White and Jeff Clayton (shown in the photo above) took
first place in the 4th Annual Indian Pass Invitational Fishing
Tournament held June 26 and 27.
: While the crowd waited for the anglers to come in from fish-
ing, they watched the Ist Annual Horseshoe Tournament. First
place went to Clint Moore and Ronnie Brake.
All proceeds from the tourneys benefitted the South Gulf
County Fire Department.
Small Business Seminar In PSJ
Gulf Coast 'Community
College's Small Business Devel-
opment Center will be offering a
seminar entitled, "Steps to
Starting a Small Business," on
Thursday, July 16, from 6:00 to
9:00 p.m., ET, at the Port; St.
Joe/Gulf County Public Library.
Are your compatible with
small business ownership? Is
your Idea feasible? Topics to be,.;
te covered will also include a discus-
.sini on organizational re-quire-
ments and licensing for a small
business in Florida. ,personal
financial assessment, credit
checks, defining who is your cus-,
tomer. location considerations.
and employee requirements.
Reservations may be made by
paying a S 15.00 registration fee in
advance at the Port St. Joe/Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce,
which can be reached at 227-
For additional information,
please call the Small Business
Development Center at 271-1108
or call 1-800-542-SBDC from out-
side Bay County.
Management Lion match at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
A public meeting held on Saturday's late game winner
June 17 In Blountstown indicated wll meet Franklin County. who
that the people attending general- drew the bye, on Monday at 7
ly support the Florida Game and 'N' p.m.: the loser will get a bye until
Fresh Water Fish Commission's :Wednesday at 7 p.m.
efforts to manage flathead catfish Games are scheduled to be
in the Apalachicola River. held nightly at 7 and 9 p.m.
"Of the more than 40 who, through Thursday. The tourney
attended the workshop meeting, will wrap up o .Friday or
70% (23 people) of those who Saturday night. depending on the
signed in believed that flatheads standings of the remaining teams.
are, or can become, a good recre- A single match-up will begin at 8
national fishery in the Apalachicola p.m. on those days.
River,". said Fred Cross, GFC's Everyone is invited and
Regional Fisheries Biologist in encouraged to attend the games
Panama City. When polled about and support the Gulf County ath-
whether or not flatheads should letes. To reach the field, take
be managed primarily as a com-
mercial fishery, 71% were
,opposedto 'that approach.
AddaIonlny, 6.7o (22 people)
of those respodndinig believe that '
the current recreational fishery
approach is creating or can create
a positive economic impact on the
"Almost everyone was in
agreement that it would be better
if.flatheads.had never gotten into
the river," Cross said. "However,
this meeting tells us that those
people who were willing to
respond believe we're headed, in
the right direction managing this
Noice is hereby given that the Cay Co.rnilsion of
the City of Port St Je situng as the Boaid of
AOilus'annt vill hold a public heanng at City Hall
at 6 O0 pm Tuesday July 21. 1998. to determine
whether the City wlll authorize a delaution to
Zormng Ordinance No 228 for a sign variance lim
lied to two square feei to a sign 10 leet 11 I,'2
Irnche. 11011.1,2"1 by 433/4 inches In front of
Bay St. Joseph Care Center at 220 Ninth Street.
2tc. Juh 9 arnd 16 1998
kouce i hereby given that the City Comrnisior or
the City of Port St Joe ittin a.s the Board ol"
Adjustment will hold a public hearing at City Hall
at r00p m .Tue.dad,. July 21 1998. to deiermine
whether the City wIll auth.:-re a delauor, t-
Zorung tOrdinane No 228 lor a vararnce orf LY feet
six inches 166'1 onr, the n.othe.,-Eterl Fprcpertr' lirne
to construuct a carport Lr. t 6 Block 62. lo-ated at
d304 Pah-n Blhd
/s' Pauline Pendarvis
2tc. July 9 and 16. 1995
(in the Gulf Food Shopping Center)
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CT on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
8:00 a.m.-12 noon on Wednesday
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turn left on Sixth Street. The field
is just a few blocks off the water.
A small donation at the gate will
be asked of those attending the
Port St. Joe's All Stars
Fielding for Port St. Joe in the
tourney will be Channing Beard.
Rodney Besore. Tom Boone, Troy
Dais, Matthew Dodson. Andrew
Furr. Josh Jenkins. Ashton Larry.
Ashlyn Parker. Zack Tarantino.
Jordan Todd, Cody Varner and
Coaches are Mike Todd (man-
ager). Henry Boone and Stacy
Wewahltchka's All Stars
Wewahitchka's team mem-
bers are Dee Baker. Sean
Bierman, Freight Cox. Patrick
Gates, Trey Goodwin. Cody
Harden, Alex Jones, Johnny
Jones, Trannon Myers, Josh
Pitts, Ryan Ranie, Justin Suber
and Roy Suber.
They are being coached by
Eric Pitts. Ben Ranie and Wayne
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Dixie Boys Win District Tourney Qualifying for State; In Parker
In the photo Joey (Candy) Raffield, Randy Raffield, Dusty May,
Chip Gidds, Leon Hayes and Mate Brad Timmons (who caught one)
pose with their haul brought in while aboard the "Lady J" with Capt.
This Week's Area Fishing Report
For Julylst through 8th
Lots of king and big Spanish are being caught in the buoy line using
#1 Clark spoons on Spanish and bare cigar minnows and light-colored
dusters on the kings.
Bottom fishing has been good. but you have to work at it. We have
had tidal currents running all year at 1 1/2 to 2 knots above normal.
which makes bottom fishing very difficult at times.
Offshore trolling is a hit and a miss. If you can find blue water, you
can do good. But, due to the hard water currents, it's hard to find the
"Good Fishing" Charisma Charters
Captain Danny Tankersley and Captain Chuck Guilford
Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball's'
13-14 year old Dixie Boys League,
All Stars made two final trips to.
Bonifay to fight their way out ofl,
the loser's bracket and into..
becoming the district champions.,
St. Joe's team defeated.
Apalachicola 16-I and 14-8 on,,.l
Wednesday and Thursday of last,
Port St. Joe 16, Apalachicola I-
In the fourth inning of play
last Wednesday night. St. Joe's
offense put together four hits, flve.
walks, and some aggressive base
running to bring the score to 15-
0-and out of reach for:
Apalachicola. One runner scored,
for each team in the fifth inning-
116-1) before the game was called
due to 10-run mercy rule.
The Port St. Joe batters only
struck out five times at bat in the,
game. while receiving 10 walks.
and banging out 10 hits for the.
win. Leading at the plate on the
night was ,Adam Hamm with a
double, single and four RBI. P
Dustin Powell recorded two sin-
gles up the middle and claimed
James Daniels had a double
that brought in two runners,
while Joshua Smith's double
scored one. Samuel Bell and.,
Byron Jones both had a single,
and a RBI. Chad Haddock and
Isalah Jenkins, each added a sin-.
gle for St. Joe.
Sharing duties and delivering,
solid performances on the mound
were Adam Nixon (3) and James
Daniels (2). The starter, Nixon,
struck out two, walked three and
gave up two hits; while Daniels
struck out four, walked two and
allowed one hit.
The remainder of the defen-
sive team complimented the
hurlers' efforts in the shortened
game, committing only one error
Port St. Joe 14, Apalachicola 8
St. Joe made the 100-mile
trek to Bonifay Thursday night
with a determination to return
home with the championship.
Seven innings and 14 hits later
they sealed a 14-8 win over
Standing tall on the mound in
the first four and one-third.
innings was Nixon who struck out
four, walked four and gave up
He was relieved by Hamm
who closed the game striking out
six, walking four and giving up
five hits. Both hurlers were sup-
ported strongly by a tough defen-
sive team that only committed
one error throughout.
The St. Joe batters faced four
tough pitchers during the course
of the game, only suffering three
strike-outs while receiving .five
Leading batsman for the team
was Daniels with a triple, a dou-
ble and a single, which accounted
for three runs batted in. He was
followed closely by Joshua Posey
who delivered three lead-off hits,
a triple and two doubles. Powell
hustled his way to an "in the park
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bled a shot deep in the gap) in
addition to a single (one RBI).
Bqll picked up two singles
(one RBI); Haddock (two RBI) and
Smith (one RBI) a triple each;
St. Joe Finishes
First In Tourney
Dixie Baseball's District Four
11 and Under Tournament con-
cluded last Wednesday night
when Port St. Joe claimed a
sound 8-1 victory over Callaway.
The four-team double elimination
tourney began Saturday, June 25
at T. L. James Complex, hosted by
the Wewa Dixie Baseball League.
Port St. Joe's players entered
the game with two 10-run rule
wins under their belt; the first
over Parker, 22-0 on Saturday,
and the second over Callaway on
On the mound Wednesday for
St. Joe was Travis Chambers
Burge, who struck out 10, walked
only two, and gave up just two
hits throughout the six innings of
play. The defense complemented
his effort by committing no errors
in the game.
Burge also led the team from
the plate, recording a double and
a single and accounting for one
RBI. He was followed by Sidney
Harris with two singles.
Adding hits in the game were
Zach Williams (one RBI) and Chad
Lucas, each with a double: and
Justin McCroan, Bart Lowry and
Jake Howse with a single and one
Other Port St. Joe team mem-
bers included Garrett Garland,
Bryan Glass. Coy Knox, Aaron
Little, Chaes Tharpe and Terrance
Woullard. They were coached by
Travis Burge, Phillip McCroan
and Frankie Williams.
Gulf Rifle Club
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two separate pistol matches, a .22
RF bullseye match and a metallic
silhouette match, on Saturday
morning, July 11th.
The bullseye match will start
at 9:30 and consists of 90 shots
fired at bullseye targets placed at
25 yards from the firing line. The
match is divided into three stages,
(slow fire. timed fire and rapid
fire) with 30 shots fired in each
stage. Most any .22 RF handgun
may be used in this match.
The silhouette match will fol-
low the completion of the bullseye
match and consists of 40 shots
fired at metal targets placed at 40.
50, 75, and 100 yards from the
firing line. Suitable handgun cal-
ibers for this match would include
.22 RF, .22 magnum., .38 special,
.357 magnum and .44 magnum.
All handgun shooters are
Invited to participate in the
monthly matches. Trophies to.
third place will be awarded in.
each match. For additional Infor-
mation call 229-8421,
Last Saturday morning the
club held its monthly hi-power
rifle metallic silhouette match.
Robert Gay and Houston
Whitfleld were tied at the end of
the match with six targets each.
Gay won the tie-breaker and
Whitfield was awarded second
place. Calvin Whitehead took
third place with five targets.
Jones added a double, Hamm a
single, and Nixon brought in the
first run of the game on a sacrifice
Winning the District 2 cham-
pionship entitles St. Joe's All
Stars to a berth in the Florida
Dixie Boys State Tournament
which will be held in Parker
beginning Saturday, July 18th.
In a drawing by district direc-
tors held earlier this year, it was
established that District 2 will
face District 7's champs at 6 p.m.
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'Views On Dental.Heafth
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
Gum disease, even in its pressure, it is probably healthy.
early stages, can damage teeth If it is soft and spongy, rather
and gums. That's one reason than pink, and hasa shiny look
why you may want to test your- to it, this may indi jate gum dis-
self to find out if you need treat- ease.
ment. Still another test is to floss
Using the index finger of one your teeth and then smell the
hand to help hold back your floss. If it has a very bad odor, it:
upper lip, use your other index probably means you have a bac-
finger to press firmly on the trial infection or gum disease.
upper gum. Slowly move the fin- These are .all early warning'
ger over the gum triangle or signals that you need 'your den-
papilla toward the tooth. If this tist's help to stop gum disease in
causes bleeding or if you see a its tracks before it leads to tooth
thin, milky-white ,or yellowish loss.
fluid oozing from your gums, this
is an indication of gum disease. u i s.1. co
is an indication of gum disease. Prepared as a public service to pro-
Another test is to press gen- mote better dental health. From the
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1998 PAGE
Update on Tobacco-Free Partnership of Gulf County
By: Regina Washabaugh
Gulf County Coordinator
On June 12th, 20 students
and six chaperones attended the
Minority Rally in Tallahassee. A
fun and exciting day was had by
June 17 to 19, Susan Medina
represented Gulf County at the
statewide rally in St. Petersburg.
We are proud to announce that
Susan was elected. vice-chairman
on the Governor's ,Executive
Committee for Education and
This is a wonderful
opportunity for Gulf Copnty and
for Medina. Only eight students
were selected statewide. Susan
will be working directly with the
training or send students from
/ SWAT Planning Meet-
ing--July 10 from 1:00 to 4:00
p.m. This meeting is for students
to work on planning activities for
the 1998-99 school year. If you
would like to be a part of making
it happen, don't miss this meet-
ing. Bring $1.00 for snacks.
/ TATU (Teens Against
Tobacco Use)-This is a fun activ-
ity where teens teach younger
students in peer-to-peer training
at schools and community events
about the hazards of smoking and
how it affects your health and life.
Training will be conducted on
July 13 at the Gulf County Senior
friend. Chaperones will be provid-
ed. This function is sponsored by
the City of Wewahitchka in con-
junction with the Tobacco-Free
Partnership of Gulf County.
A limited number of Truth
tee-shirts will be given out at the
training' sessions and dance.
Truth is the name for a movement
of youth united against tobacco.
If you are interested in partic-
ipating in any or all of these activ-
ities, please call the Gulf County
Health Department at 227-1276,
ext. 120, and ask for Regina
Washabaugh or Dianne Semmes.
The Gulf County Tobacco-Free
Partnership Program is looking
forward to seeing you this sum-
Gulf Pines Gets New CT Scanner
Gulf Pines Hospital is pleased
to announce the acquisition and
installation of new, state-of-the-
art medical diagnostic Imaging
'equipment. Manufactured by the
General Electric Corporaion, the
hospital's new GE 9800 Highlight
HTD CT Scanner will allow physi-
cians to "see" directly into the
human body in order to better
and more quickly diagnose and
begin treatment of their patients.
"Previously, the nearest CT-
Scan equipment was located in
Panama City, causing many of
our patients with head, chest,,
abdomen, spine, and cervical con-
editions to have to seek diagnostic
services there," said Dr. Vince
Ivers, president of the Gulf Pines
"In addition, we can also do
bone density studies with this
equipment. I am extremely
pleased that we can now offer
such high-tech services right here
in Port St. Joe.
Gerald Alcorn, Radiology
Department Director, commented,
"We're all excited about having
this new piece of equipment, and
it's especially nice that parents
who need this diagnostic service
can now receive it right here at
Gulf Pines without the discomfort
and inconvenience of having to go
out of town."
The addition of the new CT-
Scan equipment to the hospital is
part of a series of planned
enhancements to the range of ser-'
vices available at Gulf Pines.
Ken Dykes, Sr. noted. "We are
presently working with Doug Kent
and the local health department
toward establishment of mam-
mography services. This is a criti-
cal women's health issue which
we hope to resolve by the end of
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Gulf County representative Susan Medina was elected vice-chairman
on the Governor's Executive Committee for Education and training.
governor's staff planning educa-
On tJune 19th, the
Washington Improvement Group
held a dance and recruitment
rally with t-shirts and posters
given out. This event was attend-
ed by 80 students, with 40 stu-
dents being recruited.
From June 28th to July 3rd,
Joe Robinson. J. R. Leslie. Susan
Medina and five adults will attend
the Summner Institute at
Saddlebrook. Wesley Chapel.
At the St. Petersburg rally
more exciting programs were
announced. There's a fun and
exciting Web site for Truth and
SWAT which began July 4-check
the Web. -at www.wlholetruth.
~There will also be a statewide
sports initiative and an art insti-
tute for school-based art pro-
The Truth train will travel
from Pensacola to Miami spread-
ing the Truth message (dates
undetermined). Susan Medina
will probably travel with the Truth
The students that have
signed up on the SWAT recruit-
ment will be receiving a calendar
of events for July in the mail
soon. Adult partners are welcome
to attend the SQUADS and TATU
Citizen's Building from 9:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m., ET. Sign-up is
/ SQUADS (Study, Ques-
tion, Understand, Act, Debrief,
Success)-Training will be held
July 20 at the Gulf County Senior
Citizen's Building from 9:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m., ET.
This program needs young
leaders in advocacy and activism
against tobacco. Participants will
learn to write petitions and letters
to protest tobacco advertising.
work with restaurants to become
,smoke-free, and learn other ways
to inform the public of the haz-
ards of tobacco use. Bring $3.00
for lunch. Sign-up fs required.
-.' : Sting~--Operations-
Students will be working with the
local police on sting operations to
help stop the sale of tobacco prod-
ucts to underage youth. Sign-up
is required along with parental
/ On July 25 there will be a
SWAT dance. rally/recruitment
for youth in the sixth through
twelfth grades at the Wewahitch-
ka Community Center. The event
is free and there will be a DJ,
music, and refreshments. Time of
the activities is 7:00 p.m. to 11:00
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t'A 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1998
Norris D. Langston Youth ScholarshipFoundation Awards
15 Area Students Received Scholarships;,
__Special Awards Given Several Recipients
Dr. David B. Langston (left) greets Thursday evening's speak-
er, Dr. Frederick S. Humphries (right), president of Florida A&M
The Norris D. Langston Youth
Scholarship Foundation met
Thursday evening, July 2, at the:
Port St. Joe High School commons
area with approximately 200 peo-
ple enjoying the evening's activi--
Before handing out 15 schol-
arships to recipients from Port St.
Joe High School, Wewahitchka
High School and Apalachicola
High School Dr. Frederick Sr
Humphries, President of Florida'
A&M University, addressed those
Following the theme'
"Education is the Key" he stressed'
the importance of the work ethic.
in attaining education goals just
as in other walks of life.: ,*
If it comes easy it's usually I"
not worthwhile was one of the
-basic keys he used.
Dr. David B. Langston, Norris
Langston's brother and 1969'
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School, said, "Motivating young
people to excel through education
is one of the main goals of the
This is done by exposing them
to role models who demonstrate
what it takes to succeed and
achieve goals in their lives.
Awarding scholarships is also an
important part of the foundation's
Fifteen scholarships were
awarded Thursday to LaTasha
Baucham and Levy Stanley of
Apalachicola; Krystal Hand,
Catherine Dusty Jenkins, Geesa
Jones and Arion: Wynn of
Wewahitchka: and Darius Cham-
bers, Jr., George Foxworth, Jr.,
Jennifer Gaddis, Tenelya Leslie,
Shevene Denise March, Keion
McNair, Stephanie Owens,
Jermathe Sims and Alicia Thomas
of Port St. Joe.
Special awards were given to
State Representative. Jamey
Westbrook from the Florida
Fishermen's Federation, the Gulf
County School Board and 11
recipients of' the foundation's
"Wall of Honor Award". Special
recognition was extended to
Preble-Rish Consulting Engi-
neers, a major contributor to the
Following the evening's events in the Port St. Joe High
SchoolCommons Area, State Representative Jamey Westbrook
(standing in rear at far right) is shown above after congratulat-
ing some of the 15 area students who were selected as scholar-
Agreement Signed to Add Acreage to Everglades Restoration
r flit Re ion,
The U.S. Department of the
Interior, The Nature Conser-
vancy, and the St. Joe Company
announced on July 6 the comple-
tion of a final agreement under
which the St. Joe Company will
sell approximately 50,000 acres of
sugarcane lands to The Nature
Conservancy, and ultimately to
the governmental partners
involved in Everglades restora-
The land is located in the
Belle Glade area of south central
Florida, south of Lake Okee-
chobee. The closing for the trans-
action is scheduled for December
of 1998. An agreement in princi-
ple to sell the land was reached
on December 6, 1997.
The purchase price for the
land is $133.4548 million in cash.
The funds for the transaction
have been authorized and appro-
priated by Congress. St. Joe will
be allowed to farm the land
through March 31, 2003.
What is Truth?
Truth. I know that you've
seen the commercials. A bunch
of annoying teenagers calling up
tobacco companies and harass-
ing them. Well, actually that's
not what we're about. We want
We want to know why the
tobacco companies pay 13.2 mil-
lion dollars a day on advertising
to replace the 1,000 Americans
that die every day from tobacco
We're here to inform you on
the recent decisions being made
by the government on the
Florida tobacco settlement. We
want to provide everyone with
the facts so that you can make
the decisions for yourselves.
Every week, S.W.A.T. and I
plan to keep you informed on the
developments in tobacco issues
around the state. We would like
to welcome any adult to join the
Gulf County Tobacco Partner-
ship, and any youth to join
S.W.A.T. (Students Working
If you have any questions or
comments, call the Gulf County
Health Department at 227-1276
If you'would like to write me
with questions or .comments
concerning this column, write to
"Truth", c/o Joe Robinson, 228
8th Street, Port. St. Joe, FL
"Thisis a magnificent addi-
tion to this administration's
efforts to restore the Everglades,"
, said Secretary of the Interior
Bruce Babbitt. It represents the
power of a partnership between
the federal government, the State
of Florida, the St. Joe Company,
and The Nature Conservancy.
When the purchase of the
Talisman property is completed, it
will offer new and vital opportuni-
ties to replenish the water in this
unique "river of grass."
"The Nature Conservancy
played a crucial role in making
this agreement possible, and St.
Joe demonstrated exceptional
corporate responsibility and con-
cern for the environment," said
Buff Bohlen, principal negotiator
for the federal government.
"Working together. St. Joe and
The Nature Conservancy have
made possible one of the most sig-
nificant achievements in the last
half century to replenish 1the
"The Nature Conservancy is
please to have facilitated a con-
tract which advances the intent
and ability of the parties to
achieve a major objective of
Everglades restoration," said Bob,
Bendick, state director of the
Florida Chapter. ,
"We are proud to demonstrate
it's possible to do what's in our
shareholders' interest and in the
public interest," said Peter S.
Rummell,, chairman and CEQ of.
the St. Joe Company. "We .are,
very pleased to play a role, howev-
er small, in the restoration of the
"Those who will benefit most
from what we have done with this
agreement are yet with us-the
S'Beat The Heat"
All of Gulf County's senior
citizens are urged not to stay at
home if the heat becomes unbear-
able. All seniors, are Invited and
encouraged to come to the new
Senior Citizens Center to beat the
The Port St. Joe center is
open Monday through Friday,
from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.,
The Wewahitchka center is
also open daily, excluding week-
ends, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00
All rooms are air condi-
tioned. Plenty of iced tea will be
available also. For more informa-
tion, please call 229-8466.
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
2251 W. 23rd St.
PANAMA CITY, FL 32405
generations to come, They' now
will have-a better opportunity to,
marvel. at the beauty of the,,
Everglades. Rummell added.
Talisman Sugar Corporation
consists of a sugarcane plantation.,
and a sugar mill. Sugar account-.
ed for approximately 14 percent of
the St. Joe's net sales and operat-
ing revenues in 1997. The trans-,
action is subject to the approval,
of The Nature Conser-vancy
Board of Governors and certain
due diligence by the purchasers.
The Nature Conservancy is an
international, non-profit, conser-
vation organization dedicated to
preserving plants, animals, and
natural communities that repre-
sent the diversity of life on'Earth
.by protecting the lands and
waters they need to survive. The
Florida Chapter has protected
more than 700.000 acres
throughout the state since 1961.
St. Joe. publicly held compa-
ny based in Jacksonville. is
Florida's largest private land
owner ?and has interests in real
estate, timber, and railroads.
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8 crayon box .*67
16 crayon box 1r 3 5
Office Supply Store
308 WILLIAMS AVENUE PORT ST. JOE
Phone 227-1278 or 229-8997
Wewa Paint & Body
760 Highway 71 N.
e Could Even Fix This! Danny Voyles, Owner
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1998 PAGE 3B
MEDITATIONS OF A
Q1huntri 3 eadr
By LOWELL F. ADAMS
No man shall
-II Corinthians 11:10
HALL TTHE FORCES OF EVIL stop the Message of
Sa nation given the world by the death and resurrection of
Jesus? Nothing would please Satan more.
Many of us are afraid to speak up and reveal God's Truth
about what is happening in our world. Many times we let the
trend of popular opinion, and or the threat of personal danger
silence us. One would wonder what God must think of His
messengers, as we bow to worldly circumstances and say
nothing about the depravity that clutters our culture.
It is extremely refreshing when one can listen to the
preaching of God's Truth about the sins that threaten us, and
especially the influence those sins have on our children.
Tragedy seems to'.strike daily as the persuasive power of the
cesspool of irimin6rality we call entertainment, captures their
The Supreme'Court has misinterpreted the Constitution
with their definition of the state's relationship to a free church,
and we have accepted Satan's lie that Christians have no
business in politics. But unless Christians begin to "push back"
against Satan's unholy forces, America is doomed.
The pastor of one of our local churches,- in a recent
Sunday morning sermon, spoke out very Biblically truthful, and
forcefully about the sinful situation in a local area. When the
church's attorney viewed and listened to the tape, which was
slated for broadcast, he advised that pans of that sermon be
deleted, even though it spoke the Gospel Truth.
As long as the fear of retaliation keeps God's people from
speaking the Truth about sin, Satan will be the victor, and our
children will continue to be the most tragic victims.
It is this writer's hope and prayer that Jesus' Church in this
nation, so richly blessed of God, will begin to be Satan's worst
nightmare, and lift up God's Eternal Truth throughout the land.
Most certainly, there will be trouble from Satan's angels, but
God can take care of His own. And the promise of His Word, is
that HE WILL TAKE CARE OF IT! Have any of us "resisted
unto blood against sin? Hebrews 12:4. 1 confess, I have not.
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
A I MORNING WORSHIP- 11:00 AM Et@ EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am DisciplesQip Training 5:00 pm Sun. Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
'rO taste and see that the Lord is good: blesed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647 5026 -
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
Chu 2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
S Church Office 227-1493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor
Sunday School ... . . . 9:45 a.m .
Sunday Morning Worship . . 11:00 a.m.
Sunday& Evening Service . . . 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday. . .... . . 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Portl St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner or 201h Street & Mars in Avenue J
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
* 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 o.m. (CT) -
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
Discover God's love.! 4
Everyone welcome L 7
BAPTIST CHURCH L_,
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship -' Sundays at 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.-
Bible Study'.'- Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions' at 7 p.m.
; Prayer & Bible Study at 7p.m. .
Adult Praise Choir at 8'p.m. "
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth
Registration Opens for Long Revival Services
Child Care Program To Be Conducted invited to provide songs of praise
Avenue Chll re Progrroughout W aneek dwrsip
... .roughout eek The members and their pas
Registration for a program to
give parents of young children a
"day out" is now open. The Long
Avenue Baptist Church Mother's
Day Out program will provide par-:
,ents of children, ages birth
through pre-kindergarten, six
hours of quality child care every
Child care will be available
from 8 a.m. to 2 'p.m. d ach
Tuesday and will Include classes
divided by age. The program will
begin in August.
"The program will be distinct-
ly Christian and emphasize age-
appropriate Bible lessons and
truths," according to pastor'
A Christian curriculum for
each age group will be used to
teach appropriate skills. The pro-
gram director is a certified teacher
and will supervise all of the class-
es. The program will help children
grow and develop their skills
through Bible lessons, music,
crafts, recreation and more..
Registration forms can be
obtained from the church office
by stopping by or calling 229-
8691. Registration is $15 per fam-
ily. Cost is $25/month for the
first child and $20/month for
additional children of the same
family. For more information,
contact the church office.
Ii James 3:5, we find "
... How great a forest is set
ablaze by a small fire!",
James was referring to
someone hurting another
*person by speaking badly of
another person. We should
all remember that we are
responsible for things we
say about others. Chris-'
Oliver F. Taylor tians should not damage
Visitation Minister, First others by recess speech.
United Methodist Church others by reckless speech.
As Christians we should
obey the law when it concerns the safety of others.
The State of Florida has a "Burning Ban" because of
our current dry conditions. As I watch the news, I
hear that many fires have been set, some acciden-
tally and others on purpose.
A Christian would never try to endanger lives or
property by selfish endeavors. We need rain to bring
stability to our forests and communities. God's peo-
ple are all in this together. Now Is the time for
Quilting Club Will
Meet At St. James
The Piecemakers Club will be
meeting today, on Thursday, July
9. The business meeting and pro-
gram will begin at 7:00 p.m. and
"will be held at St. Ja'mee
Episcopal Church, located at 800
- -22nd Street In Port St: Joe.
The topic of the program will
be "Quilted Take Along Place-
mats." Light refreshments will be
served and, as always, guests are
At the June 11 meeting, the
following officers for 1998/99
were installed: Kathryn Parker,
president: Susie Pippin, vice pres-
ident: and Jackie Huft. secre-
Also during the meeting, the
club members expressed their
heartfelt thanks and appreciation
for Susie Pippin's leadership as
past president; they presented
her with a token of their appreci-
Note of Thanks
The family of the late Charles
Nettles would like to thank the
block party committee, St. Joe
Police Department, and the citi-
zens of Port St. Joe for showing
gratitude and appreciation in
remembrance of our loved one
during the 20th anniversary of
the annual block party. Your
kindness will always be remem-
Past vice president Millie
Slavik and past secretary/trea-
surer Carol Jean Burrows were
/recognized fdt their good work for
ti club as well. -*
Revival to be
Held in White City
The Word of Life Holiness
Church will be hosting a revival
during the weekend of July 10 to
12. Services will begin nightly at
Evangelist Mark Jackson of
'Willliamstown, Kentucky, will be
speaking each evening. The
.church is located on Beatty
Avenue in White City. Everyone is
invited to attend.
On Sunday. July 12th, from 2
to 4 in the afternoon, members of
Highland View Baptist Church
will host a time of refreshments
and fellowship in honor of their
new pastor, Rev. Judson Waldrop.
Pastors and members of all
area churches are invited and
encouraged to join them in the
.church's social hall, located at
'382 Ling Street, to help welcome
Rev. Waldrop to the community.
School's out, and, during te. summer months there, is
more bicyle- aw pedestrian traffic throughout theday.
Being aware, of ti, Iett aCs aU stre to h keepour road-,
Wyrs aftfe! A'A Public Service lMessage from the PSI Police Dept.
first United Metodist Chfurch
VI 11 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Worship Services .................. 9:00 a.m. CT
Church School .............................10:15 a.m. CT
SHARING THE GOSPEL .
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 Office Phone: 648-8820
Come Find Out'What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of.Overstreet Road)
The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday Scho6l 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service. 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. CDT
Summer revival services will
begin' at Philadelphia Primitive
Baptist Church on Monday, July
13, and run through Friday, July
17. The services will begin at 7:00
p.m. every night.
Reverend Louis Anderson, the
pastor of Mt. Pleasant Primitive
Baptist Church in Tallahassee,
will be the evangelist for the week.
Various choirs have also been
tor, Reverend Jessie Hawkins,
cordially invite everyone to come
out and join in this time of rejuve-
nation and blessings.
t Worship tIh
\\ / Th friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
\Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sunda s at 10-00 a.m & 6:30 p.m
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all agesi
WIedneiday % dull Prayer & Bible Studc at b:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES
Located at 823 N. 15th St.. MexIco Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School .......................................................10 a.m .
M morning Service .................................... ........... 1 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study ............................. ... ............ 7 p.m .
Thursday Praise & Worship .................................... 7 p.m.
"BECAUSE WE CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor a 12/11
A 'rN^ C FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
e 508 CHURCH
S' 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
S SUNDAY WORSHIP................... 10 a.m.
SU S ADULT SCHOOL ........................... 11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children Nursery Available
Pastor. Rev. J. Reid Cameron
first Baptist Church
S 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
J ., A!len.Welborn Buddy Caswell
.. Pa stor Min,ter of Music & Youth
Sunday School. .... .... . .. 9:45 am
|I Worship Service .... .. .... .. 11:00 am
Disciple Training . ... ..... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .......... ... .... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .. .'. 7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
Come Visit and Enjoy
FAITH. BIBLE CHVRCH
801 20th St. Port St. Joe
Sunday School.......................10:00 a.m.
4 Morning Service......................11:00 a.m.
J Evening Service.........................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting...7:00 p.m.
Bill Taylor, Pastor Roger Louks, Asst. Pastor
Homeof FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Si- Constitution aandM9onument
Catch the S'Port St. Joe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School......... 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m. Fellowship .......600 p.m.
Evening Worship..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Jesse Evans Wednesday ...........7:30 p.m.
PASTOR Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Visit Us! Upstairs First Union Bank Building
Sunday Worship 10 AM and 5 P.M.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583 Church: 227-1180
PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1998
PhE Drought Taking Toll On Flordians
President of PCA
Jim Cederna, 'of Arizona
Chemical Company,' has been
named president 5of the Pine
Chemicals Association (PCA), for-
merly known as the Pulp Chemi-
cals Association, 'forl1998-99.
PCA is an international trade
organization founded in 1947
that represents companies and
individuals involvedhin the,manu-
facturing and marketing of chem-
ical products derived from the
pulp and forest Industries.
'The vision of PCA Is as a glo-
bal association whose members
create significant value by taking
a*, natural renewable resource
from pine trees and providing a.
reliable supply of environmentally
responsible, high-quality special-
ty chemicals and their derivatives
worldwide," said Cederna.
Lingering heat and drought
are wreaking havoc in Florida,
sparking countless wildfires in
the north and central parts of the
state, and devastating crops in
North Florida and the Panhandle,
Florida Agriculture Commissioner
Bob Crawford said today.
Damages attributed to the
searing heat already have
reached an estimated $100 mil-
lion--and that figure will quickly
go higher unless rain and lower
temperatures come soon.
"Conditions are extreme, and
it's taking its toll on our forests
and crops," Crawford said.
SWhat follows is an overview of
the two problems:
Some 76,000 acres, in 39
counties in North and Central
Florida, have been damaged from
wildfires, which began over the
Memorial Day weekend.
More than 100 homes and
structures have been damaged or
destroyed, hundreds of people
have been evacuated and an esti-
mated $10 million in commercial
timber has been lost.
Just as troubling, Crawford
said,. is the fact that many of the
more than 650 fires that have oc-
curred have attributed to arson.
"We will aggressively pursue
every lead in an effort to bring
those responsible for putting lives
and property in danger to jus-
tice," he said.
In an effort to crack down on
the problem, Crawford has estab-
, Posing. at the entrance to Prudential Resort Realty's new
Apalachicola office are Helen Spohrer, Janie Wilson, Bonnie Ball,
Ruth Schoelles, Eddie Creamer and Rose Drye.
Host Open House
Prudential Resort Realty
opened its third office July 1st in
downtown Apalachicola in the
historic Cook Building. An open
house is planned for Wednesday.
July 15th from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
at the new office. The community
is invited. Refreshments and
music will be provided.,
Owner Helen Townsend
Spohrer says Prudential provides
simplified, cost-effective real
estate transactions by focusing on
customers' needs through a com-
mitment to service and innovative
:use of technology.
Prudential' Resort Realty
already has a full service office in
Gulf County on St. Joseph Bay'
and another on St.George Island.
Now serving real estate needs
are sales associates Ruth Schoel-
les, Eddie Creamer and Janie
Wilson, now wi thf' Prudential.
Bonnie Ball is also on Prudential's:
staff. ,. .
Heading the new operation is
company president Rose Dr'ye. a
20 year veteran in the real estate
industry, a Certified" Real Estate
Brokerage Manager (CRB) and a
Certified Commercial' Investment
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens began an Alzheimers Facility
Based Respite Care Program on
July 1. This program will provide
a short break, of up to four hours
a day, for caregivers of Alzhei-
Alzheimers 'patients can be
brought to the center and left
from a period of one to four
hours, giving the caregivers a
break. This will be a supervised
;program of activities.
There will be a small snack
and supervision by a profession-
al, dedicated staff.
The Port St. Joe Senior Citi-
zens Center will offer this 'pro-
gram on Mondays and Wednes-
days from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., ET.
The Wewahitchka Center will of-
fer it on Thursdays from 1:00 to
3:30 p.m., CT. -
Please call Marion Simmons
at 229-8466 ,for more informa-
' Member (CCIM). She is currently:
working on the St. George Island
Marina project. .
Since its founding in' 1985,
Prudential Resort Realty has
grown; rapidly, reporting average
annual sales increases of 40q b. In
1997, three sales associates won
national honors, ranking in the
top 5% of all Prudential agents
Margaret L. Smith
Margaret L. Smith. 77, of Port
St. Joe, passed away Sunday
night, July 5, in Bay Medical
Center. A native of Port St. Joe,
she earned her teacher's certifi-
cate from Emory College in
Atlanta, her B.A. degree from
Florida State College for Women,
and her M.A. degree from the
University of Florida.
She began her teaching
career at the one-room school in-
Indian Pass, then moved to Port
St. Joe Elementary School. In
1950. she moved to Fort
Lauderdale where she taught and
later served as the principal for
Bayview Elementary School until
her retirement in 1977.
She had been a resident of
Port St. Joe since then. She was a
member of Delta Kappa Gamma
Society International. Active in..
education, she was an author,
'having written educational mate-
rials, including textbooks and
articles. She had also been asked
'to- speak around the state on
behalf of education. L
She was preceded in'deati b' -
her parents. Charles Robert
Smith. Sr. and Margaret Gibson
Smith. The eldest of eight chil-
dren, she is survived by her
brothers and sisters, Pauline
Miller of Palm Coast. Thomas A.
Smith of Huntsville, Alabama,
Joan Wise of Hattiesburg.
Mississippi. Carolyn Hill of New
Ellentori, South Carolina, Charles'
Robert Smith of Port St. Joe,'
Frances Baumgart of Okeecho-
bee, and Cora Sue Robinson of'
Port St. Joe; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
S The funeral services were.
held on Wednesday. July 8, at
10:00 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, conducted by
Rev. Jesse Evans and Rev. Oliver
fINAL DAY OF FLOOD
DEBRIS PICK-UP WIILL BE
SATURDAY, JULY 11, 1998.
GULF COUNTY SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT .
July s. 19
Vinyl Siding Soffit & Fascia
Aluminum Carports & Patio Covers Gutters
Screen Rooms Roofovers Awnings
Pool Cages Replacement Windows
WEWA SIDING CO.
State Registered Contractor #RR0067101
References Gladly Provided
dozers, and other equipment that rain recorded in North Florida
will enable Crawford's -Forestry since April and record-breaking
Division to increase both its air temperatures for more than a
and ground capability in the on-: month, at least $80 million in
going battle. crops in the North Florida/
Crops Panhandle region have been lost,
With only about two Inches of Hardest hit have been corn, pea-
nuts, and hay.
Those three crops, along with
K1 1 cotton, soybeans, watermelons,
Schoo 1l Bu 'dS and tobacco, generate about $242
,;" million in sales for the 12,000
ve farmers in the region each year,
LDriver I rarn1i g and estimates are that at least a
S third'of it is lost. As each day
Planning has begun to ini- passes without rain, more crop
hate a school bus driver training loss will occur.
class which will be held begin-
ning in mid-July", or as soon as
.Forty hours of classroomnand
on-the-road instruction are re-
quired in order to be licensed to
drive a Gulf School District bus.
Additional requirements are
physical examination, fingerprint .
and background check, and drug ':- -'",
If interested, please call 229-
6940 or come by and see Daisy
Pittman at 150 Middle School
Drive in Port St. Joe..
Taylor. Interment followed in the
family plot in Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Bessie Mae Watson
Bessie Mae Watson. 82, of
Port St. Joe, passed away Friday,
July 3, at Bay Medical Center fol-
lowing an extended illness. A
native of Cottondale, she had
been a long time resident of Port
'St..Joe. She was an active mem-
ber of Zion Fair Baptist Church'
until her health failed.
Surnivors include two god-'
children, Willie Farmer and his
wife, Evette, of Port St. Joe and
Ida Hutchinson and her husband,
Auther, of Panama City; two spe-
cial nieces, Gail Lee of Panama
City and Wilma Nell of Detroit.
Michigan; and several other
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at
1:00 p.m., ET. on Tuesday. July
7, at Zion Fair Baptist Church.
conducted by Rev. Luther Baker..
Interment followed in Holly Hill
All services were under the'
direction of Comforter Funeral
These two canines are among
able at the Gulf County Pound.
The problem has been com-
pounded by the fact that many, if
not most, growers in the area
lack irrigation systems and have
to rely on rainfall to water their
crops. Normally, the northern
part of the state receives about
10 inches of rain in May and
June-compared to the two inch-
es it has received during those
months this spring.
Crawford said he is grateful
that President Clinton has de-
clared the state a disaster area;,
because it will give growers in the
region an opportunity to seek
much-needed federal assistance.
the wide selection now avail-
Pick A Pooch Today!
There are several animals up
for adoption right now at the St..
Joseph Bay Humane Society.
These animals are looking for a,
good ,,home and loving family:
come pick orie ouit today.
The animals up for adoption
include a year old male German
shepherd/chow mix, a black male
Irish setter; nine assorted pup-
pies: a very large white dog (looks
like a timberwolf) that was found
wandering around the court-
house: a three month old female
black lab: a three"riionth ol'd
mixed breed puppy; a' full grown
red lab: a live month old female
long-haired black lab: and one
large, z full-grown 'Samoyed/chow
mix male dog. '
Also available at this time are
three small kittens, a male part
Siamese, two mother cats,' and
five other assorted-cats.
If you are considering getting
a pet. please check with the
Humane Society first. Many of
these animals would make won-
derful pets and have simply been
. For- adoption information.
please call 'the St. Joseph'- Bay
Humane' Society at 227-1103 or
ci1l the "'Gulf 'Cbunty Sheriffs
Office at 227-1115 and ask for
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308 WILLIAMS AVE.
I itif al't iew, 0 I I
VINYL and ALUMINU
lished a task force of law enforce-
ment officers within his depart-
ment, which is conducting inves-
tigations and following leads in
counties where fires have- oc-
curred. To date, one person--a 12
year old Putnam County boy-
has been arrested for deliberately
setting a fire.
The firefighting effort should
be enhanced this week with the
arrival of additional aircraft, bull-
Anyone nrieeding to register
children at Port St. Joe Elemen,
tary School for the 1998/1999
school year may' do so, Monday
through Thursday, from ,7:45
a.m. to 3:00 p.m., :ET.
All parents will need to bring
a copy of their child's social secu-
rity card, their child's birth certifi-
cate, shot record, and a current
Florida physical with them to reg-
For more information, please
call the school office at 227-1221:
Children need to be registered as
soon as possible. '
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1998 PAGE 5B
Drivers Are Urged To
i S? Watch Out For Students
This column Is provided as a service of the Life Management Center, a professional counseling and
mental health center. It Is not Intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment services.
My teenage daughter worries
me. sometimes. She tends to have
tantrums when she doesn't get
her way and sometimes she
threatens to kill herself.
One time, she got angry
because I would not let her go out
with a particular boy. and took
four or five Tylenol in% my pres-
ence. At first, she said she was
trying to kill herself. When I told
her I was taking her to a psychia-
trist she admitted that she was
trying to scare me into letting her
I have always been taught to
ignore my children's tantrums
and attempts to get attention, but
I am afraid to ignore this kind of
behavior. What do I do?
You are absolutely -ight. You
should not Ignore suicidal threats
or gestures, even if they are
attempts to get attention or other-
wise manipulate you.'
This does not mean-you have
* to give in to her demands, but,
understand that if you don't she
may "up the ante and try some-
thing more desperate. You must
take precautions for such a possi-
bility, especially in light of your
daughter's previous behavior.
First and most critical. Life
Management Center has a coun-
selor on call 24 hours per day for
just such situations. If your
daughter threatens suicide, we
can evaluate her, against her will
if necessary, and make recom-
mendations on how to manage the
You can call the crisis line at
227-1145 if there is no immediate
NAACP Meets On
The Gulf County NAACP
branch held its first meeting on
Sunday, Ju@e 28. at the
Washington Gym in North Port St.
Joe. to discuss obtaining afford-
able housing for Gulf County.
President Amy Shackleford
welcomed the speaker. Leonard
Barrinen, Sr.. of Ocala, and
acknowledged City Commissioner
Damon McNair, Jr. and County
S Commissioner N-athan'Peters. Jr.
who were in attendance.
NAACP Affordable Housing
Representative Barriner informed
the citizens that the NAACP has
deep concerns over the different
types of living conditions he
observed among the segregated
neighborhoods, and the local gov-
ernment responsibility to these
citizens' needs in Gulf County.
He advised the group that the
NAACP is committed to providing
assistance to underprivileged peo-
ple living in dilapidated and
unsafe housing-if these people
desire to better their living condi-
tions. and feel that the deplorable
housing conditions are a priority.
Barriner introduced to the
group the many types of
Affordable Housing programs
available to meet the people's
needs (particularly North Port St.
Joe) in the Gulf County
community through state and
He also informed the group of
some available housing programs
that require no city or county
matching funds. Commissioner
Damon McNalr, Jr. advised the
group that the city has no land for
:County Commissioner Na-
than Peters. Jr. advised the group
that his funding from his dis-
trict-the county agreed to fund a
sewage and water project which is
a current priority and will benefit
citizens living outside the city llm-
its with city sewage and water ser-
FHP License and
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from July O10th through
16th on SR-69 near CR-274, CR-
22 near CR-22-A, and SR-71 near
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting eguipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver, license laws of
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
danger. However, please don't
hesitate to call 9-1-1 if danger of
harming herself is imminent. The
sheriffs department, local police.
or emergency medical services
can prevent and manage a suicide
attempt on this level and will con-
sult us themselves when the
immediate danger is over.
We have many options avail-
able to us once she is evaluated
by emergency services, from crisis
counseling on the phone or face-
to-face to hospitalization, if war-
ranted. In almost all cases, we
recommend outpatient individual
and family therapy once the crisis
I would strongly advise outpa-
tient counseling for you and your
daughter to assess and treat the
dangerous ways your daughter is
choosing to handle her stress.
oWe can help you both devise
more constructive ways to deal
with the problems that are behind
the suicidal behavior and prevent
future suicidal thoughts, threats,
Please call us at 227-1145 to
set up an appointment. We are
always willing and available to.
Ed Dennis, MS
Please address your questions
and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class
Wesley E. Fortunas. the son of
George E. Fortunas of Port St.
Joe, recently received the Navy
and Marine Corps Achievement
Fortunas was recognized for
his outstanding achievement
while serving as a shipfitter at the
Naval Submarine Support Facility
New Loridon in Groton.
Connecticut. Fortunas was sin-
gled out for the award because of
his superb Initiative and contri-
bution in helping the command
fulfill its mission.
With a Navy and Marine
Corps Achievement Medal, Fortu-
nas joins a select group of men
and women who have demon-
strated their 'outstanding ability
to excel in serving on the Navy-
Marine Corps team.
The 1990 graduate of Port St.
Joe High School joined the Navy
in August of 1990.
at St. Joe RentAII
706 First Street
OMNI Phone 227-2112
Standing in front, from left, are John Murnan, Cody Varner,
Charlie Persall, Ethan Littleton and Sam Littleton; [back row]
Paul Gilbert and John Littleton.
Cub Scouts Were Sailors For a Day
Aboard the Battleship USS Alabama
Cub Scout Bear Den #2, from
Port St. Joe, spent the night of,
June 27 living aboard the
Battleship USS Alabama in
Mobile. Led by Linda Littleton, the
members learned something
about what it. was like to serve
from the North Atlantic to ,the
South Pacific aboard a "battle-
wagon" in World War II.
The members also explored
the Submarine USS Drum, which
ranked eighth among all U.S.
Navy subs for the amount of
enemy shipping tonnage she
Those group members inter-
ested in aviation saw over 20 air-
planes from World War II, the
Korean and Vietnam Conflicts.
and Desert Storm. Several of
these historic aircraft are housed
in the indoor Aircraft Pavilion
dedicated to the 28 Medal of
Honor recipients from Alabama.
Included among the prop and
Jet'.fighters are a giant B-52
bomber, an A-12 "Blackbird"
supersecret spyplane, .capable of
flying over three times the speed
of sound, and a P51-D "Tuskegee
There was also an abundance
of Army and Marine Corps tanks,
artillery, and combat vehicles
located in the 100 acre bayside
Battleship Memorial Park.
The trip enabled those who
went to better understand and
appreciate the contributions
made by military personnel in
times of conflict.
1320 Woodward Ave., Port St. Joe. It.maculate
3 bd., I ba. home, stucco over concrete block.
and oil MJ hM- I iiMaled on
two lots with sprinkler system in front. Back is
fenced Contact Marlene Harris for further
HOWARD CREEK 472 and 490 Old Bay City
Rd., Two adjoining 1/2 acre lots paved access all
the way from Hwy. 71 to your future driveway
and boat shed. Nicely wooded with myrtle and
some oaks, covered culyvert access already in
.place and these are high lots. $8,000 each. Have
a one acre fishing and hunting retreat odelvel-
op one and sell one. ,:
VACANT LOT WATERFRONT Dead Lakes
Drive, Wewahitchka. Lot 3 West Arm of Dead
Lakes. Lot size 106.7' waterfront x 252.63' deep
approx. Beautiful wooded lot with direct access
to the Dead Lakes! $15;000.
Gulffront 8247 Hwy. 98, Gulfaire
Townhomes. Nice 3 bd., 2.5 ba. townhome, fur-
nished; ch.'a, all appliances, total electric.
Comfortable year-round living. Is now on rental
program. Excellent investment. $225,000.
Gulffront 2bd.,l ba. deck overlooking gulf.
Entrance off fully furnished kitchen to beach.
Good rental. 122, 0,n Reduced to $115,000.
Gulffront lot 70 w2'ijlounded by dedicat-
ed beach. Only on rIa e at $200,000.
CAPE SAN BLAS / Bayfront-101 'ft. of bay
frontage overlooking Pig Island, 490 ft. of depth
from Pig Bayou to C-30, over one acre across
from Antilles Dr. Tremendous opportunity for
secluded estate or multiple home sites; great
view, and water access to the bay, only $105,000.
Mexico Beach, Hwy. 98 & 2nd St. Unobstructed
gulf view, 2 lots approx. 50'x150' each. lots 1 &
2, unit 1, blk. 1. $115,000 each firm. ,
Under construction gulf front home Cape
San Bl F io.- o b.bt elec.,
approW f(I d'd Wkl H park-
ing underneath, outside shower, $259,000.
Brand new gulf front home, 6204 Hwy. C-30,
near Gulf Pines. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, all elec.
home. Appro\. 1800 sq. ft., 200 ft. dune
walkover, metal roof, carpet and tile floors.
Covered porch, paved parking underneath, out-
side shower. $250,000.
Mexico Beach. 2701 Hwy. 98. BEACHSIDE!
Also highway frontage. 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick
home, fireplace, totally renovated, wiring, ch.' a,
etc. Reduced to $169,000. ,
; Gulfaire. Drive .- Gulf Aire Sub.',. ase II.
Vacant lot, 72.6'x261.02'x150'xl46.73'. Lot 26,
BIk. D, $26,000.
Wewahitchka. Beautiful wooded lot, close to
the Dead Lakes. Located in the C.' ~'L.organ
Subd.,. this lot is zoned for homes-or mobile
"homes. Lot size 105'1l13'. Build the home of
your dreams in this quiet, wooded subdivision
and still be just 20 mm. from the beach. $10,000.
1306 Monument Ave. Beautiful 3 otr4 bd 2 ba.
executive brick home in excel. cond' 6 yrs. old.
Great rm. w.a bonus rm. & 1g. screened-in back,
porch. Also new hardwood floors; carpeting,
ch/a, oversized lot wi/alley access. Ex. Ilg. dbl.
garage, walk-in closet in master suite. Many
''8217 Hwy. 98 Gulfaire Townhomes ; Great 2 br
2.5 ba. townhome, furnished, new ch/a in '95 &
washer r eriP'9, Pih e' I actor,
disp., J ett r ease--
not on weekly rental market, but eXcel. poten-
tial.. Comfortable year-round living or great
CANALFRONT 117 N. 36th St., Mexico Beach.
3 bd., 2 ba. brick home, dbl garage, 11/2 lots on
canal, covered boat dock, patio, new shallow
well. Plumbed for spririler system. $269,000.
The end of the school year
and the prospect of a classroom-
free summer fills students with
excitement and a care-free atti-
tude. What's good news for them,
however, can be bad news for
"During the school year, most
young people are safely off the
streets during school hours," said
Carroll Franklin, vice president of
Government Employees Insu-
rance Company (GEICO). "During
the summer, however, kids play
outdoors more often, and young,
inexperienced drivers hit the road
in greater numbers, day and
n To help drivers steer clear of
trouble during the summer
months, Franklin suggested the
*Maintain a slow speed and a
watchful eye when driving near
playgrounds or in residential
neighborhoods, particularly when
passing a row of parked cars. You
never know when a child may
chase a ball-or a playmate-into
eFor today's teenagers, the
shopping mall is the proverbial
"home away from home." Be on
the lookout for erratc actions by
inexperienced drivers In and
around mall parking lots: sudden
starts and stops, turning without
signalling, and the like.
S Pedestrian traffic of all ages
increases when the weather's
warm, and the charms of the sea-
son can be quite a distraction. Be
alert for those who don't look
both ways before stepping out
into the street. This is especially
important at night, when the
dark clothing favored by many
teens can make them more diffi-
cult to spot.
"When school's out, driving
safely becomes a bit more :of a
challenge." Franklin said. "'With a
little extra caution, drivers can
help make sure our young people
survive the summer and are
ready to return to school in the
Project: Mold-A-Male will be
hosting their annual youth con-
ference about community con-
cerns from July 30 to August 1.
Youths, ages 12 to 17, are
encouraged to attend. General
sessions and workshops will
address the problems that young
Meals will be served daily,
Prizes will be awarded after each
session, and a certificate will be.
presented to everyone who
attends all of the meetings.
CANALFRONT luxury home, 116 N. 38th St., Bobbl Seward-227-3622
Many amenities. Split floor plan, 3 bd., 2 ba. .
vinyl siding, private boat dock, util./workshop 1801 Garrison Ave. Very ruce 3 bd., 2 ba. concrete
area, completely furnished. $269,000. block home with aluminum siding approx. 2500 SF. A
new addition of master BR w/sitting room & ba. 1.5
GULF FRONT rs. old, sun porch, screen porch, den, vinyl, carpet,
378 Gulf Pines Dr., Gulf Pines Subd., One of the ch, a, stove, refrig., dishwasher, gas hot water heater.
finest Gulf front homes in the area. Gorgeous 5 bed- Sprinkler system, timer separate well. Lot 75xl50.
room, two bath, with many amenities, including ele- Must see to appreciate. 592,000.
vator, elec. storm shutters, irrigation system, custom 804 Garrison Ave. 3 bedroom, I bath Spanish style
counter tops, 12' ceilings, glass block in master bath, stucco 1204 sq. ft., open courtyard entry, Ig. in-ground
extensive decking, boardwalk to the beach, fireplace. pool, fenced, city water & sewer, well for irrigation,
The nicely landscaped home has a wrap around gas heat, window air, Lot 75xI50',669,99Reduced to
porch, sundeck with sunbrella. and a screened porch. $61,000.
Comes with refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, satellite 137 Cape Plantation Dr. Beautiful 3 BR 2 BA stilt home
dish.and window treatments. Located on almost 1 in restricted subdivision. Great room with-fireplace
acre. 4189,900., .- '. ...'opens onto larger 12'x28' screen p6rch overlooking
M ico Beach 112-C 32nd SL Vry nice 2 i, '" 16th green 'of St. Joseph's Bay Country Club.
Mxiba condo, Pelican Roost C in beachfront building. 'Underneathparking and storage, ch/a, Jennaire stove,
Ground unit. Excellent condition. Washer/dryer, refrig., microwave dishwasher, disposal. Well kept.9900
dishwasher, microwave, stove, refrig., ceiling fans, $179,900.
all furnishings. $103,900.
7991 Hwy. 98 Windrush St. Joe Beach. BEACH- COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT PROP.
FRONT HOME. 4 bd., 3 ba. single family dwelling Port'St. Joe Approx. 2 acres commercial/industrial
Sw/approx. 1,950 sf Ihving space is just 3 yrs. old, mas- lots of possibilities $99,000
1pr bath rexim t h i :i .-7i & lk-in qho r w kitchen is 1 : I :
te a room I a.ILll i acuzzt a a. BII &I o l no eri-, iIIKiin i
all electric. Designed with living spaces facing the
Gulf this home has sunning deck, outdoor h/c show-
er, dune walkover, 2 car paved parking under unit and
outdoor brick grill. Handicapped accessible w/eleva-
tor. Excellent rental unit. Reduced to $399,000.
e102nearSL .dI 7 l ch/a,
near D& ,
SummerPlace #18, 107-A 38th St., Mexico Beach.
Summer fun is what this SummerPlace has to offer; 2
bedrooms, 1 1..2 baths, approx. 1000 sq. ft. plus patio
off back, completely furnished. Unit conscientiously
maintained by original owners. Most units in this
group on rental programs. Priced at $99,500.00.
Mexico Beach 116 41st St. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. indi-
vidual home on a 75'x90' lot. home features an all
electri&4 Jnjlht 2_L-17 1 t o,,liding
doors 2UIN l rpeted,,
extensive remodeling, hot/cold outside shower, patio,
I storage shed, 10x16'. Good view of the gulf.
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
801 Maryland Dr. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. 14x70' mobile
home. Cen heat/air, large deck, Reduced to $46,500.
Gulf Aire Subd., 102 Sea Pines Dr. Want room? Large
220QO+ sf. frame, 2-story home on conmerilot. 2 bd., -1
ba., recreational room downstairs, 2 b.,,1 ba, living
room, dining room, fireplace, and kitchen upstairs.
Remodeled in 1995. Very comfortable. MUST SEE!
Gulfaire Dr. Triplex. Two 3 Br 2 Ba units and one 1
*Br 1 Ba unit. Very nice. Good investment. To be sold
together. Total price $175,000
r ST. JOE BEACH'
Seashores Subd. 101 Nautilus. Like New. Comer
Slot in restricted subdivision; 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
with washer/dryer off master suite and kitchen.
Wired for surround sound, ideal for year round liv-
ing or summer home. 2 car garage, I block to the,
S PORT ST. JOE
208 Gautier Memorial, Port St. Joe. Contemporary
3500 sq. ft. Florida home w/bahama shutters. 4 bd., 2.5
ba., great room, gourmet kitchen, breakfast area & wet
bar all open to form great entertainment area. Unique
kit. layout w/2 double sinks, 2 dishwashers, 2 trash
compactors, 40' counter & bar space. Viking appli-
ances include built-in gas convection oven, warmer,
48" island cooktop w/24" grill, sub-zero refrigerator &
Amanda commercial built-in microwave. Corian
countertops throughout. Wet, bar w/sink & ice
machine. Butler's pantry w/built-in buffet & full-out
cabinets. Rear carpeted screen porch features custom-
built outside kit. w/12' stainless steel top w/sink,
warmer, 2-60,000 btu burners & 32" grill and 2 48"
Viking hoods;: Children's living area has 3 bd., conti-
nental bath w/whirlpool, living area & built-in com-
puter/study area. Huge master bath & dressing area
as 14' his/her vanity, 7' Jacuzzi, separate 5'x5' tile 2-
person shower, his/her large walk-in closets. Many
other features included with this beautiful home.
Contact Joan for detailed list. $365,000.
* e-mail: email@example.com
Motel 4103 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on four
lots, gunite swimming pool, boat parking, good
investment potential. $5550,000.
Mexico Beach Marina located on Mexico Beach
Canal 4 lots, bait and tackle shop, gasoline pumps,
boat docks, 3,000 + sq. ft. bldg. $690,000.
MEXICO BEACH VIDEO, 2704 Hwy. 98, Business
Only. All racks and fixtures, computer, cash register,
copy machine, I1g. movie inventory, 2 yr. building lease
available. Reduced to $25,000.
1426 Pleasant Rest Rd. 2 bd., 2 ba., split plan
mobile home on cleared approx; 1/2 acre lot, paved
road, all utilities, well, septic, satellite dish. Perfect
for your country living, yet within 10 minutes to
two towns. Priced to sell at $27,500.
178 S. Canal St. canal front. 3 bd., 2 ba. approx.
1650 sf. ch/a, well, septic, 2 car garage, full front &
back decks, back deck includes a 20x9.7 screened in
area, downstairs office, walk-in pantry, refrig.,
satellite dish w/set-up equipment, 1,264 acres,
100' on Intracoastal Waterway w/dock. $140,000.
148 Lucy Dr., Wewahitchka. UNIQUE! Great home
close to the best fishing. 3 br 2.5 ba. log home. Lots of
room 3600 SFapprox. on 3 lots! 2 CH/A units, gas
stove, refrigerator, ceiling fans, 2 car garage. Many
extras. Well built and maintained. $149,000.
CAPE SAN BLAS/INDIAN.PASS,
San Blas Plantation S/D. BEACHSIDE AND OWN-
ER FINANCINGI Lots 14, 19, 21 $34,500. Lots 23, 25,
28, 30 $29,500. Lots 36, 38, 40 $15,500.
Gulf Side White Sands Dr. Two 25'x100' lots -
cleared, $25,000 for both.
MEXICO BEACH Houses Only
GRAND ISLE SUBDIVISION Kim Kove. Lot 15,
Block D, Unit 15. Nice residential area. Great lot, great
424 New Mexico. 224'x158'x189'; lot 25, Blk B, Unit 14
- triangular wooded lot. $12,500. Single family home
Wysong S/D Comer of Robin Lane & 15th St. Lot
1, Blk 3 149' X 70' X 127 X 100'. $14,000 MAKE OFFER
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool and ten-
Christen's Curve. Nice cleared lot, triangular shape,
near pool and tennis court. Phase IV, Lot 8, $27,900.
Nautilus Dr. Lots 4,5,6,7, & 8, Block A. $22,000 each.
ST. JOE BEACH
Mobile Homes or Houses
Pineda St. 50' X 125' each -3 lots in first block across
from beach. $25,000 each
FIVE ACRES on the Intracoastal Waterway, approxi-
mately 500' water frontage. Lot size approximately
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
WETAPPO CREEK ESTATES. Wetappo Dr. Lot 2, Bik.
C. Has septic tank, houses only, 110' x 200', $9,000.
John M. Delorme, Realtor/Broker
Elen F. Allemore, Realtor/Broker
n I .oA. 647-8939
Joy Holder 648-8493
1200 U. S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR C-30 I Tom Graieney 647-3736
SyMarlene Harris 647-5316
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay REALTOF Patricia Raap -648-5965
850.648.5146 or 1.800.458.7478 850.227.2511 or 888.458.7470 Moira Ritch 648-4217
D Jonna Seifert 647-4150
M L.S. '+ Joan Smithwick 647-4150
PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1998
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that a c
"Taking A Bite Out of Delivery"
By Dennis Geoghagan, Postmaster, Port St. Joe
"Protecting the Community"
Last year. dog attacks resulted in 2,708
reported injuries to letter carriers nationwide.
about nine dog bites every delivery day. But as
high as that number is, it pales In comparison to
the 4.7 million U.S. citizens bitten yearly. Half are
eft scarred, a tenth require stitches, and a third suf-
lost school or work time.
en more chilling were the 11 deaths recorded last
a result of dog attacks. A study by the Centers for
Control and Prevention Identified 310 dog bite- (
fatalities that occurred in the United States from
ose people who confidently say "My dog never bites,"
surprised to learn that nearly 70 percent of the fatal
involved a family pet. Twelve deaths Involved three
ogs running in packs.
e of the most disturbing statistics revealed that the
ijority of deaths occurred among children under 10 '
f age, and the death rate was highest for children
one month. Among older children, most cases
d a victim who gained unauthorized access to a
yard where a dog was kept, or who wandered too
, a chained dog.
arly, parents must never leave a defenseless Infant
dog and must make sure that older children know
ential danger of dog bites. V
e study recommends strong animal control laws,
education regarding dog bites, and more responsi-
ownership. Studies have also shown that dogs are
mes more likely to be Involved in a biting Incident if
ive been spayed or neutered.
g owners could prevent serious Injuries by realizing
chain may not be a sufficient restraint. A securely
d and locked pen or structure, one that is able to
prevent the entry of young children, may also be
necessary. In particular, the study said that par-
ents should be aware that very small infants left
alone with a dog may be at risk of death.
This concludes a sees of three columns by Port St. Joe
Postmaster Dennis Geoghagan addressing the problem of dog
S atacks. both In the Postal Senrvice and in the community
GED Test at Adult School
The G.E.D. Test will be given
at the Gulf County Adult School,
located at 2855 Long Avenue in
Port St. Joe, on July 15 and 16.
Testing will begin promptly at
8:00 a.m., ET, on Wednesday and
Registration will be held until
noon on July 14 at the Gulf
County Adult School main site.
Ask for Merri Christie. The regis-
tration fee is $40 (cash or money
You are eligible to take the
test if you are not enrolled in and
have not graduated from high
school, and if you meet the re-
quirements with regard to age,
the length of time since you left
In the photo above, Alan Richardson begins the process of
removing the previous clinic name.
GCGC, LMC Merger
The Boards of Directors of
Gulf County Guidance Clinic. Inc.
.and Life Management Center of
Northwest Florida, Inc. are
pleased to announce their corpo-
rate merger effective July 1. The
two organizations will continue as
a single corporation, the Life
Management Center of Northwest
Life Management Center of
Gulf District Collaborates With
Partners to Meet Children's Needs
Northwest Florida, Inc. Is proud
to enter its 44th year of providing
effective and affordable family
counseling and mental health ser-
vices to residents of Bay,
Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson
and Washington counties.
Past president of the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic, Inc.,
Alan Richardson, is shown in the
adjacent photo removing the sign
from the door of the former Gulf
County Guidance Clinic.
Mr. Richardson will serve as
Sthe 1998-99 Treasurer on the
Board of Directors of Life
Management Center. Carol
Utzinger, another Gulf County
resident, will serve as a member
, of the Board of Directors.
school, and residency.
The G.E.D. Test is a test of
the areas of writing skills, social
studies, science, literature and
the arts, and mathematics. Even
though you have not finished
high school, you have, probably
gained knowledge and skills
through experience, reading, and
informal training. The GED is de-
signed to measure the important
knowledge and skills, usually
learned during four years of high
school, that, you .may have ob-
tained in a different manner.
If you have any more ques-
tions, please call 227-1744.
for Better Drivers
Talk to us about how safe drivers can save.
ROY SMITH, LAURA RAMSEY, CINDY WARD
HANNON INSURANCE AGENCY
Phone (850) 227-1133
Being in good hands is the only place to be."
01997 Aliifeta Inuiar.ce Company. Northbroot. III,.,ao Sublc' t0o L al ao.lobl.r-, or.d quatiiiahcrc..
Ol'r t-ern-. dho aid eJi-s-.an may apply
In 1996, a group of agencies
and individuals gathered with an
idea of combining resources, tal-
ents and services to meet the
needs of the young children in
Gulf County. The state of Florida
awarded this group a 810.000
After many meetings, hours of
consultation and several site vis-
its, this body decided to apply for
an implementation grant of
885,000. It was awarded in
Novepmber,-.,1997- w-th a-n action_
plan to beginiAin January, 1998,,.
Thre Gulf County Collaborative
Partnership is the official title for
The committee consists of
local and nearby county represen-
tatives who work together to pro-
vide quality services and opportu-
nities to preschool children, par-
ents and teachers.
The Gulf County School
Board serves as the fiscal agent
and houses the collaboration
director and secretary. The main
focus of this year's effort (ending
August 30) was to work on
Accreditation Standards utilizing
the process for acquiring accredi-
tation In all preschool programs
in the county.
The following agencies sub-
mitted application and were
awarded mini-grants to work
toward accreditation in their facil-
ities: North Florida Head Staff.
Kids Instructional Day Service
(K.I.D.S.) and the Gulf District
School Pre-k sites.
Teams from Early Childhood
Services of Panama City assisted
In the process and have been
extremely helpful. The teams have
been very complimentary about
the quality of Preschool program-
nming going on in the Gulf County
school based Pre-K programs.
"The Exceptional Student class-
rooms are nicely arranged and
well stocked. The teachers are so
Pleasantt.. said.,-Lynne .Eldridge,
iECS repres-ntative. -', ,,,.
The Gulf County School
System is in the process of setting
up their Pre-K Early Intervention
programs on site at both Port St.
Joe Elementary School and
Wewahltchka Elementary School.
Previously, the Pre-K Early
Intervention programs were con-
tracted to a private provider; how-
ever, plans for administering the
programs through school-based
management for the 1998-99 year
are in place. The Pre-K Early
Intervention Program serves
approximately 45 three- and four-
The collaboration has been a
wonderful vision for Gulf County.
Much has been accomplished and
there is still much to be done.
This is the first year of what is
hoped to be a three year grant.
State level has given verbal
approval for next year's continua-
tion. Hopefully, the "green light"
will continue to glow for this-
Collaborative Partners for
Gulf County are: Early Childhood
Services, Children's Home Socid-, ,
ety, Children's Medical Services.
Gulf County School District,
FDLRS/PAEC. Department of
Children and Families Develop-
mental Services. Gulf County
Center & K.I.D.S.. Bay, Gulf and,
Franklin Healthy Start. Even
Start -,Nortbh Florida=Helad .-Lta- -,
and .lrivate.ChildGare P '.'
The Gulf Collaborative Project,
welcomes new partners at any
time. For further information,
contact Pam Lawrence at (850)
Workshop in PSJ
The Marine Fisheries
Commission has scheduled a"
series of four public workshops to
receive comment on Northwest
Florida shrimp fishing issues.
Including allowable harvest areas
and restricted species designation
The first three workshops will
be in Niceville, Pensacola and
Panama City. The final workshop
will be held at the Port St. Joe Fire
Station on Thursday. August 13
from 6 to 8 p.m. The public Is
encouraged to participate.
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1402 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL
850-648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959
BARBARA G. HARMON, Broker/Owner
,,-: ',- -
204 Hwy. 98 UNOBSTRUCTED GULF VIEW -
Across from dedicated beach, 2 br 1 ba cozy immacu-
late single family home on full 50x151' lot. Front and
side screened porches and raised sun deck have great
view of the Gulfl Completely furnished and equipped! 2
car carport and storage building. Great investment!!
Arizona Drive 2 100'x108.33' lots completely cleared,
filled and ready for building. Unit 14, BIk E, Lots 9, 11 -
Arizona Drive 100'x108.33' lot. Nice shade irees on
paved street. Unit 14, Bik D, Lot 26 $14,500.
Texas Dr. 100'x108.33' lot zoned for homes only!
California Dr. 100'x108.33' lot zoned for homes only
Corner of Columbus St. and Americus Ave. -L3 75'x 150'
lots UNDErdONIRAiGT access
112-C S. 37th Street -BEACHSIDEI 2 Br 2 ba townhome with Florida
room or additional bedroom. Immaculate unit with lovely decor and
furnishings. This unit has never been rented however would make
excellent rental. Must see this onel $108,900.00
8239 Hwy. 98 Gulfaire Townhomes -Lovely 2 Br 2.5 Ba townhome,
completely furnished. Very nicely decorated and furnished Currently
used by owner only not on rental market, but would be an excellent
weekly rental. Must see this onell $175,000.00
310 Wysong Dr. NEWI Just completed 3 Br 2 Ba single family
home 1316+ SF healed/cooled living area. Double car garage
w/automatic garage door openers. CH/A. Appliances: Refrig./ice-
maker, electric range, dishwasher, disposal Ceiling fans w/light.
Vaulted ceiling living/dining rooms. Total exterior vinyl siding for
maintenance-free living Landscaped yard w/shallow well and sprin-
kler system. $95,000
420 7th St. NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMEII 3 Br 2 Ba single family
home soon to be under construction. 1608+ SF heated & cooled liv-,
ing rer Ch/A
Ap pu0= 1r0/," 3ir q s her, dis-
posal On landscaped 100' x 158.33' lot Only short walk to beach.
Floor plans available on request PRE-CONSTRUCTION PRICE -
308 Wysong Avenue PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALEII Quality Custom
Built 3 ,Br, 2 Ba single family home soon to be under construction.
1608+ SF heated, & cooled living area. 2 car garage w/automatic
garage door opener. CH/A. Appliances include Ref w/icemaker,
electric range, dishwasher, disposal. On 109' x 100' landscaped lot.
Restricted subdivision, paved street w/underground utilities. Easy.
Beach Access!l $115,000.00. PRE-CONSTRUCTION $109,500.00
427 Colorado Drive PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALEII Quality Custom Built
3 Br 2 Ba single family home soon to be under construction. 1400+
SF heated & cooled living area. 2 car garage w/automatic garage
door opener. CH/A, ReF w/ice maker, electric range, dishwasher,
disposal. On large 100' x 158.33' landscaped lot in nice residential
area w/paved street. $99,900.00. PRE-CONSTRUCTION -
210 Virginia Avenue (Corner of Georgia) 2 Br 1 Ba 14' x 60' mobile
home on comer lot with 12' x 16' front screened porch. 75' x 115'
corner lot w/lots of shadctc t $has dining area, appliances
include refrig., gas rangiffUMUMr, microwave, and washer.
Garden tub in bath. CHIgas) and electric AC. Completely furnished.
Short walk to the Beach w/easy accessil $50,000.00
709 Maryland Avenue Immaculate 2 Br 2 Ba 14' x 70' mobile home
with 12' x 18' Florida rc4WioD 2' x 24' double car garage
with upstairs workshop (22' x T ).-n 2 nicely landscaped lots.
Barbara Mannon, Associate 850-647-5004
Susan Gaylor, Associate, 850-648-5401
( FEATURE OF THE WEEK!
408 7th St. Lovely stone and stucco 3 bd., 2 ba. sin-
gle family home on beautiful Ig. lot w/easy access to
the Gulf! Formal liv. rm., kit. & dining combo, and
separate family rm. Detached garage, concrete drive-
way, fenced yd. Very nicely decorated.
402 Georgia Ave. 3 Br 2 Ba mobile home w/20 X25' addition on 2
large lots (150'xlO0') w/Fenced backyard area, large sun deck Liv.
rm has ceiling fan w/light, mirrored wall. All wood kitchen cabinets,
pantry, din. area accented w/Front bay window. Addition has den
w/ceiling fan w/light, utility area w/washer & dryer, and master Br
w/Full bath. Interior storm windows on all windows 2 CH/A electric
heal pump units. Concrete driveway w/covered carport. Beautiful
landscaped yard has shallow well pump w/underground sprinkler
system. Lots of F ruit trees. $68,000 HAR
61 First St. 4 Br 2 full baths 2 halF-baths, office room, approx. 2630 SF
heated and cooled. Doul LDlosed patio 16-X32'gunile
pool. 145'X180' lot. Immaculatel Must seel $182,900
.7208 Georgia Ave. 2 Br 1 .Ba mobile home on corner lot with 12'X16'
Florida room addition and front screened porch. 75'X1 50' corner lotb
LCH/A. Affordable beach retreall $48,000 Reduced to $42,000.
ST JOE BEACH:
6266 Hwy 98 3 Br 2 Ba single family home across from dedicated
beach w/unobstructed Gull viewl CH/A, large living room with great
view Large din rm, kitchen w/serving bar. Upper sunr deck has
great view Corner lot beautifully landscaped. Must see this onel
46, 000 HAR REDUCED $172,500.00 OWNER FINANCING
Arizona Dr. 100'X108.33' completely'cleared. Beautiful shade trees.
Unit. 14, BIk D, Lot 18. $23,000 HAR
15th St. 10 acres. Zoned Residential Low Density Prime Developmentl
307 Halley Dr. North Lake Estates, BIk A, Lot 7, 87'X108'. $18,000
51h Street -100'x 108.33' Lot 9, Bi k A, Unit 14 $12,250.00
7h Street 100' x 158 33' lot. Lot 28, B1 k C, Unit 14 $22,000.00
12* Street 120'x 90'lot ori L b, leah :- $20,000.00
Texas Drive & Corner of 15 Street Beautiful irregular shaped lot com-
pletely cleared, filled, and ready for building. Unit 14, B1 k G, Lot 12.
Hwy. 386 (2)75'x 100' lots- Lots 12,14, Bk 5, Unitl 11. $20,000.00
Wysong Avenue- 109' x 100' A ljt. Cleared nice shade trees
LOTS ZONED FOR MOBILE HOMES:
Maryland Blvd. 75' x 100' lot, cleared, filled, and ready for building.
Nice shade trees. $25,000.00 Owner financing w/$5,000 down,
balance @10% for 5 years. I,
RESTRICTED MOBILE HOME SUBDIVISION LA SIESTA
Corner Hwy 386 and 15th St. Beautifully landscaped entrances, paved
streets with street lights. Large cleared lots with easy beach access.
Underground utilities: city water, natural gas, electric, phone, cable,
and city sewer (available Spring 1999); Deed restrictions: Zoned for
mobile homes only
30 Lots -Call now for best selection $29,000 Owner financing
w/20% down, balance 012% up to 10 yrsl HAR
Nautilus St. Lot 11, B1k D. Large irregular shaped lot on cul de sac.
North Patrick St. Overstreet 1 acre parcel. $10,OOQ HAR
Visit our web site at www.mexicobeach.com/harmon
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Thursday. July 9. 1998 Page Seven
AUCTION! EVERY FRI. NITE, 7 pm,
EST at Port Theatre Antique Mall, Pt St. Joe.
Shop 'til midnight! Mall open Tues. Sat.
Wade Clark Auctions
10% Buyer's Premium, AB 1239, AU 1737 .
1992 GMC Safari SLX van, excellent
condition. 60,000 miles, burgundy and
gold. 229-8079. tic 7/9
1991 Mercury Tracer, gray/gray, auto,
58K, 83,600 or take over low monthly
]payments. Call 647-9248. ltc 7/9
1984 Ford Bronco II, 4 wheel drive, cold
air, ps, immaculate, oil changed regu-
larly every 3000 miles, everything
works, new tires, nice looking bronco!
- Asking: 83,000, but negotiable. Call
1982 red Ford 5.0 Mustang, needs
motor, everything else good shape,
m1,000. Call after 8:00 p.m.. 850-593-
5799. tc- ,, tc 7/2
'93 Pontiac Grand Am, teal, 4-dr.
w/gray Interior, automatic w/air, cas-
sette & four new tires. 84,000. Call after
5 p.m., 227-9754. tfe 7/2
1985 Chevrolet Celebrity, 4 dr.. auto-
matic. air cond., cruise control, 6 cylin-
der, clean. Best offer. 647-8557.
1989 Crown Victoria, 302 V-8, runs
good. looks good, trailer hitch, $2.800.
648-8592. 2tc 7/2
*85 Buick Riviera, as is. S650 obo, new
tires, cold a/c. all new parts. Call
Buddy at 229-9784. 2tp 7/2
Accepting bids: Wewahitchka State
Bank. P. 0. Box 100, 125 N. Hwy. 71,
Wewahltchka. FL 32465, 850-639-
2222. Will be accepting bids from June
18th through Jul 17th, 1998 on the
following: (1) 1996 Toyota Tacoma.
S Wewahltchka State Bank reserves the
right to reject any and all bids.
Accepting bids: The Wewahitchka State
Bank. P. 0. Box 100. 125 N. Hwy. 71,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465, 850:639-2222
,; will be ac putinP bids from June 5th
throu'ghJuly 9 1998'orr Enrfow"ow'
S ig: (1) 1994 GMC Conversion Van.
The Wewahltchka State Bank reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.
1988 Ford Ranger XLT, good condition,
power everything. S3.600. 229-6821.
Convertible 1994 Chevy Cavalier.
loaded, runs perfect. looks great,
87.500. 639-3737 or 639-34 10.
1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass body, engine
and interior in great shape, air cond..
power windows. cruise control. 70,200
* original miles.. 62,000 obo. Call 647-
3497 after 6:00. tfic 7/2
'93 Honda 250 Nighthawk motorcycle,
low miles. 81,950. Call 227-1639 or
227-1109. ask for Charlie or Linda.
18 ft. bass boat, i50 hp all extras
Included. Tournament ready, $5,800
obo. 227-1363. ask for John after 6
p.m. EDT. 2tc 7/9
21 ft. Chaparral, 200 hp Mercury out-
board. dual axle galvanized trailer.
S8,500. 647-3912. tfc 7/2
14' fiberglass boat with 15 hp Johnson
engine (completely rebuilt). S 1,000. Call
648-5840. tic 7/2
26.1' Mako with twin 150 hp Evinrudes.
less than 400 hours. Some electronics
and all aluminum tandem trailer.
Reasonable offer. 648-8211. tic 7/2
54f fim Swo 76a w 7e'SeaS
Safe 'N Dry Storage
302-B Reid Ave., PSI FL
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Pro-line Boats on sale at factory direct
prices, July 10- 12th only! Mike's
Marine Supply, Hwy. 98, Panacea, FL
850-984-5637, or 984-5698. Itc
Yard Sale: Last time, Saturday, July 1.
8:30 till. Everything must go, 3015
Yard Sale: Friday and Saturday. July 10
and 11, 8 a.m. 3 p.m. Fill a bag for
$1.00. 2574 Oak Grove Ave. Rain can-
Yard Sale. Saturday. July 11. 8 ? 1303
McClellan Ave. Rain cancels.
PINE RIDGE APTS. of Port St. Joe,
FL. 227-7451. Spacious 2 BR apart-:
ments available, handicap apartments
also available. Rent starts at S265'
month. Water, sewer, garbage pickup,
wall to wall carpet; mini blinds includ-
ed.1,. 2 and 3 bedrooms. Equal Housing
Opportunity. Handicap & wheelchair
accessible. Voice TTY access. 352-472-
3952. 4tc 7/9
MOSS CREEK APTS., 850-639-2722
Affordable living for low to middle
Income families, located at 1256 Amy
Circle, Wewahitchka. FL. Rent based on
Income. Rental assistance available on
all units. Central heat and air, blinds.
stove, refrtg., carpeting, I & 2 bedroom
apartments available. Equal Housing
Opportunity. Hearing Impaired.
Car Wash Business and House for
Rent. 41st St., Hwy. 98, Mexico
Beach. Call 648-3090 for more infor-
mation. 4te 7/9
For rent with option to buy: 2 bdrm.. I
ba., liv. rm.. den. laundry room unfur-
nished, with shop or storage bldg. out
back. 523 7th St., Port St. Joe. S450
month. Call 827-2902 after 6. tfc 7/9
Two bedroom furnished trailer in
Highland View. Call for more infortna-
tion. 227-1260. 2tc 7/9
For Lease: St. Joe Beach. 3 bedroom, 3
bath, 20x20 shed. 20x24 carport, I
block from beach, 209 Balboa St. 8650
a month (first, last & security deposit).
850-827-2906 or 850-584-9723.
f ,, tc 6/25
Two bedroom apartments, cen. h&a,
wall to wall carpet, laundry facilities, on
site management, rental assistance
available. Moss Creek Apartments, 126
Amy Circle, Wewahitchka, 639-2722.
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
*pets':-1' block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 7/2
Apartments and Homes for Rent: One
to 3 bedroom apartments, duplexes,
and homes for rent In Mexico Beach.
Furnished and unfurnished. Call
Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for more
information, tfc 7/2
Mobile home lot for rent, Mexico Beach.
Call 648-5476. ftic 7/2
For Rent: quaint building, clean, small.
easy to decorate. Ideal for small wed-
dings, receptions, dinners, great rates.
For information call 227-1278. or 227-
1776. Lfc 9/25
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle. Port St. Joe. Affordable
housing for the elderly and the hand-
Cen. h &a. laundry facilies, energy'
efficient const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
nished. fully carpeted, I bdrm.. apts. on
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more Information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
" Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
*New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house. 1 1/2 ba.,
inside laundry rm. ch&a. dishwasher
& stove, fully carpeted. No pets.
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat & air.
*One bedroom apartment, washer
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Miscellaneous plant sale, with some
free plants and cuttings. Saturday. 8:00
till noon. 515 9th St., PSJ.
Garage Sale: 2106 Cypress Ave.,
Saturday. July I1th, 8:00 12:00.
Moving Sale: 1302 Palm Bl
Saturday, July 11, 8 a.m. noon. I
of misc; Rain cancels.
Garage Sale: Sat.. July 11, some
everything, books, jewelry,- cloth
sleep sofa, etc. 253 Court St., St.
Beach, 8 till 1 p.m.
3 family yard sale: Infant clothes, siz
jeans, other misc. Sat.. July 11, 8 a
until, 224 DeSoto St., St. Joe Beach
Garage Sale: Sat:, July. 11, 84
,Tradewinds Dr. Gulf A
,Miscellaneous, washer, dryer, refrigi
tor, boat.and motor.
" Garage Sale: Saturday, July 11; 7:0C
12:00. If rain cancelled.
Yard Sale: Sat., July 11th, 8:00 a.m
1:00 p.m., 518 8th St., PSJ.
Garage Sale: 2 families. 2026 Marvin
Ave. Sat.. July I Ith 8 a.m. 12 p.m.
AB-,works exercise machine, high chair.
stroller; J.C. Penney 3-- 1 stroller, diaper
genie, baby girl, little boy's and women's
clothes, teen clothes. All kinds of
things. No early sales please. Itp
Moving Sale: 104 21st St.. Port St. Joe.
Lots and lots of stuff. 8:00 till 11:00.
Rain cancels sale. 'itp 7/6
Backyard Sale: Sat.. July I Ith, 1001
Woodward Ave. 7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Tools, electric parts, 1/2 of all proceeds
go to Fla. Sheriffls Youth Ranch.
Needed. enthusiastic Individual for cler-
Ical work, part time in busy medical
clinic. May lead to full time. EOE. Drug-
free workplace. Contact Angel at 229-
8979. 2tp 7/9
Part time PRN, RN, or LPN, 3-11, 11-7
shift, apply at Bay St. Joseph Care
Center. 220 9th St.. PSJ. 229-8244. Pat.
Losseadon. 2tc 7/9
Maid and office help wanted. Apply in
person at Surfside Inn. 118 38lh St..
Mexico Beach. tc 7/9
Needed real estate sales
agents for work at Mexico
Beach or Cape San Bias.
Call Jay Rish at Thompson-
Rish Realty, Inc. at 227-
9600 to discuss this excit-
Jeff Wood 227-1559
"No job too big, or too small"
Free Estimates Insured
Free Estimates RF 0066770
Termite & Pest Control
* Tlerml,- TreamerI HIilaurAnfI Mo-l
* Flea C:,ri CO'i mTr.jurn-
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.7rr.... Gull Co A Surrounrig 4rae3s
Free Estimates & Inspections
Subway. PSJ. smiling faces, energetic
people needed for all shifts. Pick up
applications ar store 2tp 7/9
Reservationist/Receptionist desired for
busy real estate sales and vacation
rental office. Basic computer skills and
pleasant personality are required.
Please phone In advance for interview
appointment. Prudenual Resort Realty.
St. Joe Bay Office. 227-2000. Itc
GIARD U. Tracor Corporation, a major
contractor to the Department of Defense
for over 40 years. has an immediate
opening for a Guard II at Cape San
Applicants must be neat In appearance,
capable of dealing with the public and
demonstrate dependability. Prior guard
experience, military or civilian. Is desir-
able. must be responsive to work
assignments on rotating shifts includ-
Ing weekends and holidays.
Applicants will be subject to a DOD
security investigation and must meet
eligibility requirements for access to
Interested candidates should call (850)
229-6223 or send resume to:
Tracor Services Corporation, P. 0. Box
100. port St. Joe, FL 32457. Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Experienced kitchen help wanted. Apply
in person between 8 -11 a.m. CT at the
Fish House Restaurant. No phone calls
please. tfc 6/18
Cottage cleaners and inspector need-
ed immediately. Saturday, trans-
portation, dependability and experi-
ence a must. $6.25 per hour to start.
227-3730. tfc 7/9
Office/front end manager. Experienced
only, need apply. Apply in person at
David Rich's IGA, 305 Third St., Port St.
Joe. No phone calls please., tc 6/18
Help Wanted: Apply in person at
Bayside Lumber or call 229-8232.
Walters. waitresses and cashiers apply
in person at Toucan's on Hwy. 98.
Mexico Beach. See Bill or John. No
phone calls please, tfc 7/2
Now hiring food servers, kitchen help
and bartenders. Apply min person at The
Top of the Gulf, talk with Jonnie. No
phone calls please. tic 7/2
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
"l-here Qualty Is Hiqher Than Pnce-
Painting. Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORAGE \
5x10 0101 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 1.5 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs,
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
RA00I43378* E R om l000762
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
S" ... ,* Odor Control 24 Hr Water Damage Z-
iU Pet Stains Free Estimates ,
. to. (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663 "
ltp STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
Service staff and bus people needed.
Apply in person, no phone calls please,
Hwy. 98, Toucan's, Mexico Beach.
Established Real estate Office has open-
ing for Sales Agent. Florida Real estate
license Is required. Call Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach. Inc., 850-648-5777.
Top Pay, Excellent Benefits.
Apply in person at
Eastern Shipbuilding Group
134 S. East Ave.
Panama City, FL
Drug Free Workplace
1979 21 ft. Coachman travel trailer.
229-8079. tic 7/9
6-piece sectional sofa Including chaise
lounge, dark blue velour, excellent con-
dition. 227-3100. itc 7/9
Golf cart for sale. New batteries and
tires. Call 227-1827. lip 7/9
Good, used computer. great for start up
Pentium 60 w/ Windows 95 and Word.
Call 227-7529. 2tc 7/9
Bargains Galore. PAWN SHOPPE,
227-Pawn, Buy-Sell-Trade. c 7/9
Remodeling, Renovation Home
Maintenance & Repairs Interior &
Exterior Painting Marine Construction
25 years experience
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
C. J.'s tLawn
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES TRIM-
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492
Maternity clothes, excellent condition.
Call 227-3761. ltc 7/9
'85 mobile home. 14x58', 2 bd., I 1/2
bath, new plumbing, custom cabinets.
like new floors. Inspected, ready to'
move. 827-2885. C 2tp 7/9
One 10' Roper Whitney sheet metal
,brake, one 4' Marathon sheer. '78 Ford
I one dump. one air compressor,
Emglo, call 648-5001. Itp 7/9
Steel buildings. FActory has cancelled
orders that must go Immediately.
Willing to cut prices drastically. 20s24.
25x26,. 30x40. 40x68. i Ideal
garage/workshops. Call ASAP ; 1-800-
341-707. 3tp 7/9
Unused. in original box. bathtub (for
built In with panels for shower enclor
sure. Tub and enclosure is brown, cul-
tured marble. S150. Call 229-6216.
Solid built wood frame house. 20x40.
one bdrm., good roof, front porch,
86,.800. Moved on to your property and
set up. You furnish cement and blocks.
850-593-5799. tfc 6/25
One Story & Clark piano. a contempo-
rary console, like new. 37.5" high, $895.
You move. Call 227-2019. tfc 7/2
TOPSOIL DRIVEWAY SHELL
2-3 week chihuahuas, call 648-5306 for
more information. Itc 7/9
Animals taken to the city or county
pound/animal shelter are exterminated
after 7 days!
ST. JOE BEACH. 3 bedroom, 2 bath
mobile home, only steps to the beach.
$46.900. Call Joan, Crystal Sands
Realty, 648-4400. 1 tc7/9
CHILD CARE in my home. CPR/first
aid certified, references. Mexico
Beach St. Joe area. Call 647-9248.
LOOK! Home Repairs, large or small,
647-3452, RGt#0066513. tfe 7/2
64aCU227-127 Af a
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St. Joe Call
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218 i 7/2
Steve's Painting Service
PAINT, STAIN & PRESSURE WASH
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
STEVE AILES Call 647-8314
Experienced Insured Reasonable Free Estimates
GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
LIC. #RF0051042* RG0051008* ER 0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
frag PLUMBING.CONTRACTOR-. NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
reeREMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
Etluittnet INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 01229-82 1
St. Joe Glass & Mirror
816-D 4th St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 227-3885
Mirrors Plex-Glass Furniture Tops Desk Tops
Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass
EPAIR& SALES LICENSED & INSURED
H & M IRRIGATION
"' for All Your Watering Needs
TRAD ES and SE RVICES
BOATING GARAGE SALE HELP WANTED HELP WANTED MISCELLANEOUS
The Star e Port St. Joe. FL a
OL License ER 0010992. RA0054218.
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.3 adjoining wooded lots near Panama
City and the beaches at Wewahitchka.
All 3 for $20,000 obo. 205-753-2583
evenings, 205-544-1381 days. 4tc 6/25
3 bedroom, 2 ba. house on 10 acres.
Satellite, cen. h&a, fenced, Just south of
Wewa. Pond on front side of land with
natural spring, bream, shellcracker and
bass. Call 639-5826. 2tp 7/2:
Two lots at Gulfaire Subdivision. Call
647-5897. tfc 6/25
Wanted to Buy: house in Wewahitchka.
Please call 227-3511. tfc 7/2
Beautiful wooded acre, restricted subdi-
vision, Whispering Pines in
Wewahitchka. 639-3737 or 639-3410.
$13,000. ,tfc 7/2
For Sale: Bayfront house at Cape San
Bias, 3 bdrm., 2 ba.,. g. covered decks,
appliances. Call Philf at 227-2112 or
229-8409. tfc 7/2
GULF VIEW Large mobile home lot in
restricted subdivision. High elevation,
paved streets, city water & chain link
fence on boundaries. Located on Auger
Ave.. and Sunray Court, Beacon Hill,
$35,000. Call Parker Realty of Mexico.
Beach, Inc. for further Info. 850-648-
5777. tc: 7/2
1 1/2 story, 4 bedroom, 3 bath house
on 4 lots; 300xI80, 907 16th St. Call
871-2413 for appt. 8tc 5/21
For sale by owner: two story new home,
2048 sq. ft., 3bdrm, 2. 1.2 bath, mas-
ter bdrm., 22'x6l with garden tub,
sunken den w/fireplace and home the-
atre system with surround sound. Front
and rear porch, 12'x16' until. shed. By
appt. only. 101 Yaupon, 229-6411.
COINS BY THE BAY!
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.'
Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfside
Serenity Group, meets Mon., Wed, Fri.,
at 7:30 p.m. CST' at 1st United
Methodist Church. 22nd St., Mexico'
Beach. Womeni's open AA meeting, 12
noon CST Thursdays.
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71. 1Al Aion meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday and
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC #0R13168 INSURED
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S eane'y ,'Baies, .
308 4ti.St. 'rtSt.jee e ,
Average Stump $10.00
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
Home for sale by owner: brick home, 1
1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths, family room, sun
room. Formal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook, hot
tub, swimming pool, large deck, fenced
in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heating &
cooling. Location 103 20th St., PSJ
(904) 229-8409. By appointment only.
246 Pompano St., Highland View.'
Nice home on 2 lots. 3 large bedrooms,
completely remodeled, view ,of bay, no
down payment, low monthly payments.
Call Joan at Crystal Sands Realty,
Mexico Beach, 648-4400. tfc 7/2
Cape San Blas townhome for sale by
owner. Security gate, ocean view.
Tennis, pool, fishing lakes. Like new,
many extras. Must see to appreciate.
227-3351. tfc 7/2,
1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready
to move onto.
financing with 10%
down. Call Billy
O Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
Reg. Stated Communication
1st & 3rd Thursday ofeach
214 Reid Ave.
William J. Guilford, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.
Catherine L Collier
.' 2' Lr I*^ I* IIRepresentative :,
211 Allen Memorial Way*
A, Port St. Joe
S AV.OI i )II I II
BOB'S PAINT &
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & WindowWork.
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone'227-7229
MichaelWood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fences
Insured License #RR0067190
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (850) 229-9292 P.R O. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Perce Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665.
State Lic. #RA0066486 229-COOL
C R.SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair
St. Joe Elementary School, Long Avenue, Port St.
Lots for Sale: Port St. Joe, high and dry, Joe. FL.
ready to build on, no fill needed. Corner All bids will be due on July 29, 1998 by 2:00 P.M.,
of Pal m Blvd. and 19toh Street on canal. EST In the School Board Meeting Room, 150 Middle
of Palm Blvd. and 19th Streeton canal. School Road, Port St. Joe. FL and will be opened and
Call Phil 227-2112 or 229-8409. ,,read aloud at that time.,
tfe 6/1 18 3tc. June 25. July.2 and 9: 1998
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreat WEWAHITCHKA Cr ELECTION WILL BE
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with septic HELD ON SEPTEMBER 1. 1998 FROM 7:00 A.M.
tank & well. $2,500 down, $132.16 mo. "1UNTIL 7:00 P.M. CENTRAL STANDARD TIME AT THE
Call George, 229-6031. tfc 7/2 WEWAHrrCHKA COMMUNITY BUILDING.
S..,. ,..CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSIONER GROUP (3) AND
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double' wide~ (4) FOR THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA MUST QUAL-
moie hom e "n5'x.50' lot in quiet IFY BETWEEN NOON JULY 13, 1998 AND BEFORE
mobile home on 75x150 lot n quiet NOON JULY 17, 1998. QUALIFYING FEES ARE
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, askin $29!50.
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tf, c ,CLOSING DATE FOR REGISTRATION BOOKS WILL
BE ON AUGUST 3. 1998 AT 5:00 P.M. EASTERN
Nice 2 bedroom mobile home, fenced STANDARD TIME.
corner lot,' low down payment.' ,3tc. June 25. July 2 and 9. 1998
Owner/agent, $25,000. 647-9358..
tfc 7/2 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
SNorthwest Florida Regional Housing Authority will
/ b hold a Public Hearing at 2:00 P.M.. CST, July 10,
1998, at the Central Office.of the Authority at 5302
Brown Street, Graceville, Florida. The purpose of thIs
Public Hearing is to present, for review and conmmnent,
the Authority's Comprehensive Grant Progranm appl-
cation to be submitted'to the'U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development', for 'funding
approval. Residents. of our housing complexes, local
PLAY BRIDGE Intermediate bridge at government officials and any other interested per-
enior Citiens enter, Port St 'Je o sons-are encouraged to attend; A list of moderlza'
SeniorCitizens Center, Port bon activities, included in the Comprehensive Grant
Monday at 1:30 p.m. ET.' Beginners application, will be provided prior to the Public
welcome. Call 227-1512, 647-3277 'O HeEaring, ivhich' will provide interested persons.
Senior Citizens Center, 229-8466. unable to atten the Hering the opportunity to sub-
t thr commentsJuly 2 a n writing.
... .... ..__ 2tc.,July 2 and 9. 1998
INVITATION TO BID
Gulf County School Board is extending an invitation
to all qualified companies to submit a bid to perform
all work associated witha:New Replacement School
for Port S;t.Joe Elementary School; Port:St. .Joe. FL.
Plans and specificationswill be available from Collni
& Associates. Inc., 465 Harrison Avenue. Panama
City, FL 32401. A $200.00 refundable fee per set will
be required., payable to Collins & Associates, Inc.
A mandatory 'pre-bid meeting will be held at 10:00
A.M.. local time on July 17, 1998 at the site of Port
Including simple pool service and lawn
service. Odd and end jobs.
S' 227-3774i '
Apartment complexes welcome
.. .. ~:': : .Z ; ..4p 6/25
BASIC LAWN CARE
We Manicure Your Lawn to Your
Specificalions ." -
850-647-5722, fax 647-3870,
Cell 850-227-6738 72
All Types Construction
25 Yrs. Experience Free Estimates
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK,
OF PORT ST. JOE
vs. CASE NO. #98-98-CA
CHARLES'T.PARK and'wife SHERRY' ,'
A. PARK, and SMALL BUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION.,an agency of the
United States '.'.. '
NOTICE OF SALE
TRADES and SERVICE ES ha CmW
esdential Custom Wood
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Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June
29, 1998, and entered in Civil Case No. 98-98-CA of
the Circuit Court in and for Gulf County, wherein
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK OF PORT ST.
JOE is Plaintiff and CHARLES T. PARK and wife.
SHERRY A. PARK, are the Defendants. I will sell to
the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe. Florida at
11:00:a.m., EST, on the 21 day of July, 1998, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said Final
Lot 10 and the south 1/2 of Lot 11. Block
111, Unit No. 9. St. Joseph Addition of the
City of Port St. Joe, according to the official
plat thereof recorded in PIat Book 2, Page
12, of the Public Records of Gulf County,
DATED this 29 day of June. 1998.
BENNY C. LISTER. Clerk of Court
By. /s/ T. Knox
2tc. July 2 and 9, 1998
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9798-18
The Gulf County, Board of County
Commissioners will receive request for proposals
from any person, company. or,corporatlon interested
ri selling the County the following: ,
.: .FOR : : i ':
GULF COUNTY'COURTHOUSE COMPLEX
Any questions regarding this RFP should be directed
to Larry Wells, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 5th
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida via fax at (850) 229-9115.
Specifications can be obtained at .the Gulf County
Clerk's office. 1000 5th Street. Port St. Joe, Florida
Delivery Date must be specifiled.
RFP's will be received until Monday, July 20, 1998 at
11:30 a.m.. E.D.T.. at the Office of the Clerk of Court,
1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe. Florida 32456. The
Board reserves the right to reject any and all propos-
GULF COUNTY BOARDOF
S COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ,
/s/ Warren J. Yeager, Jr., Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister. Clerk .
2tc, July 2 'and 9, 1998
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
:' :' ....I BID NO. 9798-19 =
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County,
Florida, ,will receive sealed bids from any person.
company, or corporation interested in providing to
the County the following:
CONSTRUCTION OF ADDITION BEACHES FIRE
Delivery Date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to. deliver unit on
specified date will be set at $25.00 per day.
Specifications and plans can be obtained at a cbst obf
$25.00 at Preble-Rish, Inc., 402 Reid Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 227-7200.
Please indicate on the envelope that this Is a SEALED
BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the BID is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock, p.m., E.D.T,
Tuesday. July 14, 1998. at the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all'
bids .. .
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/' Warren J. Yeager, Jr.: Chairman
2tc. July 2 'and 9, 1998
STATE OF FLORIDA
S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
S., NOTICE f E. PERMIT ISSUANCE
The Department of Environmiental Protection gives
notice of its permit issuance (File No. 23-0139293-
001-DF) to Greg and Suzanne Barker, 1098 County
Road 143, Valley Head, Alabama, 35989, to construct
a 4' X 494' pier with a 6 X 26' terminal platform and
a X3' X5' step down. : '.
The project site is located off ofTreasure Bay Drive.
GulfCounty, Florida. Section 14. Township 9 South.
Range II West. ,
A person whose substantial,interests are affected by
the Department's proposed decisions in this permit
may petition for an administrative proceeding (hear-
ing) in accordance with Section 120,57, F.S. Petitions
filed by the permit applicant and the parties listed
below must be filed within 14 days of receipt of this
intent. Petitions filed by other persons must be filed
within 14 days of publication of the public notice or-
within 14 days of their receipt of this intent, whichev-
er occurs first. Third party petitioners shall mail a
copy of the. petition' to the applicant at the address
indicated above at the time of filing. Failure to file a
petition within this time period shall constitute a
waiver of any right such persons may have to request
an 'administrative determination (hearing) under
Section 120.57. F.S. The petition must be filed
REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICESIPUBLIC NOTICES
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Factory Authorized Service
We Service.What We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave.,,Port St. Joe
For Me ifandynman and Sportsman
We strive to meet your needs!
Hardware BLP Paints Ammunition
Hunting Supplies Mobile Home & Boat Trailer Parts
Live & Frozen Bait Tackle Gifts and Souvenirs
306 ReidAvenue. Roy Todd, Owner
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 J' (850) 229-8933
Circle S Refinishing
,i Repair Touchup or Complete
This area's most experienced refinishers.
We do it ALL from furniture to floor.
827-6828 ask for Dusty
Department of Environmental Protection
Office of General Counsel, MS #35
S 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard
Tallahassee. FL 32399-3000
The petition must contain the information set forth
(a.) The name, address, and telephone number of
each petitioner, the applicant's name and
address, the Department Permit File Number
and the county in which the project Is pro-
(b.) A statement of how and when each petitioner
received notice of the Department's action or
(c.) A statement of how each petitioner's substan-
tial interests are affected by the Department's
action or proposed action;
(d.) A statement of material facts disputed by peti-
tioner., f any; .
(e.) A statement offacts which petitioner contends
warrant reversal, or modification of, the
Department's action or proposed action;
(f.) A statement of which rules or statutes peti-
tioner contends require reversal or modifica-
,'tion of th:eDepartment's action or proposed'
(g.) A statement of the relief sought by petitioner,
stating precisely the-ac'tion petitioner wants
the Department to take with respect to the'
: Department's action or proposed action.
If a petition is fled. the administrative hearing
process will constitute, a renewed: determination' of
the Department's: decision on the application.
Accordingly, the Department's final action may be.
different from the position taken by It in this intent.
Persons whose substantial interests will be'affected
by any decision of the Department with regard to the
application have the right to petition to become a
party to the proceeding. The petition mustdconform to
the requirements specified above and be filed
(received) within 14 days of receipt of this intent, in
the Office of General Counsel at the above address.
Failure to petition within the allowed time frame con-
stitutes a waiver of any right such person has to
request a hearing under Section 120.57. F.S I and to
participate as a party to this proceeding. Any subse-
quent intervention will only be at the approval of the
p presiding officer upon motion filed pursuant to Rules
28-5.207 and 609-2.010. F.A.C.
Itc. July 9. 1998
S' IN THE CIRCUIT COURT '
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
BETTY OTTO MAY, File Number 98-38-CP
Deceased. Division Erobate
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of Betty Otto
May, deceased. File Number 98-38-CP. Is pending in
the Circuit Court for. Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, theaddress of which is 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St- Joe, Florida 32456. -The names and address-
es of the personal representative anid the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below. .
ALL INTERESTED PERSONSiARE' NOTIFIED
All persons on whom this'otice is'served who
have objections that challenge t'e validity of the wll,.
the qualifications of the personal representative.
venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREEMONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPY OF
THIS NOTICE ONTHEM. '. '
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands. against decedehnt's statp
on whom a copy of~this notice is served ithln three
months after the de os'eof the fl u publication 'of this
notice must file their'cla lmA this Court 'WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE. DATE OF SERVICE OF'A
COPY OFTHIS NOTICE ON THEM. '"
h All other creditors of the decedent and persons
having, claims or,'demands against the decedent's,'
estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS:AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
The date of the first publication qf this Notice is
July 9; 1998.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
DAVID BRUCE MAY. JR. ESQUIRE
Attqrny : ,
Florida Bar No. 354473
Holland & Knight LLP .
-315 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Personal Representative: '
DAVID BRUCE MAY
105 Allen Memorial Way
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
2tc., July 9 and 16, 1998
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