The star
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028419/03271
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: August 13, 1998
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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1508 HWY 431-5

I USPS 518-880

PD Reports Page 3A

Cheerleaders Rated
"Superior" in NCA Event
Photo, Details on Page 1 B

duPont Fund Awards
$50,000 More on Page 7A

Place Second In World
Series See Page I1OA

School News Page 4B

St. Joe Announces New
Area VP
Details on Page 6B

Seniors Corner

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324 Per Copy
Plus 34 Tax .

FCPC Downtime Extended

Market Conditions

Page 3B

Faith Christian to Toll
Bell For '98 Classes
Plans on Page 6A

What's to Eat?

Page 6A

E-Z Serve Store

Robber Caught
On Monday of this week, Gulf
County Sheriffs Department
deputies received a call from the
E-Z Serve in Wewahitchka in ref-
erence to an alleged shoplifting
While enroute to the location,
Sgt. D. W. Forehand observed a
vehicle, matching the description
of the suspect's, heading south on
Highway 71 and was able to bring
it to a stop on Highway 386.
Derrick Edward Kennedy, age
26, of Highland View, was arrest-
ed for retail theft, fleeing and
attempting to elude, and carrying_
a concealed weapon.
At the time of the incident,
Sgt. Forehand and Deputy Butler
realized that Kennedy matched
the description of the suspect in
the August 3rd armed robbery at
the E-Z Serve in Port St. Joe.
Sgt. Arendt was subsequently
notified of the physical similari-
ties. and that he was found to be
in possession of a box cutter.
therefore Kennedy became a
strong suspect in the earlier rob-
Joint efforts of the GCSD and
Port St. Joe Police Department
made it possible for the clerk who
had been robbed to participate in
a line-up during which Kennedy
was chosen.
In an interview with the sus-
pect following the line-up. Sheriff
Frank McKeithen obtained a con-
fession to the Port St. Joe rob-
bery. /

Rhames In Race for
County Commission
Lynwood Rhames, a resident
of the Wetappo Creek area, has
announced that he is a candidate
for Gulf County commissioner in
District 2. .
Itf is Rham-d' belief that the
county commission is riot repre-
senting some Gulf Countians as
they deserve to be represented. As
commissioner, he declares he
would be there to listen to all
complaints, problems, concerns,
and suggestions; then to take
action and resolve them if possi-
Continuing his statement
Rhames submitted the following:
"I would attempt to put some
much-needed economy and effi-
ciency in the way we do business.
See Rhames on Page 5

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Friday will mark the last day for production of paper products at
Florida Coast's mill as it enters a downtime period.

Push Startup Date to Fourth Quarter of 1998

Details concerning this
Friday's. August 14, scheduled
shutdown of Florida Coast Paper
Company turned from temporary
inconvenience to major concern
for hundreds of workers and area
merchants early this week.
Mill workers were notified
Monday that, "As a cash flow
management measure, it has
been determined that the current
.plans for the maintenance work,
originally scheduled to begin on
September 9th, will be resched-
.uled to take place during the
fourth quarter (October to
December) of 1998.
"Specific dates of the mainte-
nance work and resumption of
mill operations will be announced
at a later date."

"This is not an
;indefinite shutdown."
-Gen. Mgr. Ferrell Allen
S"This is not an indefinite
shutdown." mill General Manager
'Ferrel Allen said Monday in
response to rumors circulating
about the changes.
Three weeks ago, Florida
!(Uoast Paper Company initially
.a bounced a 30-day shutdown to
take place during., the month of
September, then amended those
plAns to inclIde the last two
weeks in Augist!.
., Monday's announcement
underscores what has been a
worldwide, soft market. in the
paper industry. Much of the
blame is being placed on the eco-
nomic situation in 'Asia, resulting
in high inyentories and fillingg,
l'ces. ,,xtenslye downvtime Is
Shing recorded- throb t.-e
Industry including Stone's
Panama City mill.
According to Allen. the shut-
down is market driven. As earlier
reported In The Star: linerboard
prices remain at less that S400

per ton. which is approximately
what the product was selling for
10 years ago.
Those prices. as with any
other product, are based on sup-
ply and demand and today's mar-
ket has a glut of paper.
Most of the mill's 460 hourly
workers were only just getting
over the impact of five and one-
half months of downtime last year
when the most recent announce-
ment was made.
As the county's largest indus-
try. the mill's closure cripples the

economy of Gulf County. Those
effects were highlighted last year
when Gulfs unemployment raTtes
sk-Tocketed to 20%. :,
Surrounding counties also
feel the punch when the paper
machines stop churning out their
product. Many of the mill's
employees commute to the work-
place. as well as spin-off employ-
ment-such as tree harvesting
and hauling-is also impacted.
The best case scenario for a
quick resumption of the mill oper-
ations is a dramatic reversal in
current market conditions.

"Bed Tax"

Is Waking Up,

County Commission Names Tourist
Development Committee Members

Tuesday evening. Gulf County
commissioners moved one step
closer to placing the tourist devel-
opment tax (bed tax) question
before voters on a countywide ref-
A nine member Tourist
Development Council was estab-
lished and appointed by board
members as required by the state
before they can continue with the
County commissioner Tommy
Knox was appointed as .chairman
of the TDC which is comprised of
a.a-ble.Ond of. elected office a Is-,-busi-
ness people, and residents-at-
large as required by the state.
The board's purpose will be to
do the groundwork. planning, and
analyze the tax and how it will
work for Gulf County.

Gulf/FranklinRibbon Cutting

Opens Doors To A New Future

A milestone occurred Sunday
afternoon in the history of Gulf
and Franklin counties with the
ribbon cutting and open house of
The Gulf/Franklin Center. The
center is an annex of Gulf Coast
Community College, located in
Panama City. and will allow resi-
dents of both counties to take col-'
lege level courses for a degree pro-
gram here in Gulf county.
Bob McSpadden. president of
Gulf Coast Community College,
introduced, the platform guests
and welcomed. those in atten-
dance. He stated that this was a
special day for Gulf and Franklin
residents who have for 41 years

done wonderful things for GCCC,.
and this is the day the college is
giving something back.
Jeannette Chapman. chair-
man of the Board of Trustees of
GCCC. said this is an opportunity
for students of the 1998/99 class
to receive a first class, eldse-to-
- home college education in the two.
The executive director of the
Florida Community College
Foundation. David Armstrong.
was also present. and was given
much of the credit by McSpadden
for securing funds for the con-
struction of the complex. Arm-
I strong voiced his hope to bring

additional classroom monies In
the future to add to the center. He
pointed out that 78% of good jobs
.projected in the future of Florida
will require more than a high
school education, but less than a
bachelor's degree. Technological
schools, like Gulf Coast,
Community College, will supply
the training and education for
those future wage-earners in the
A $2,000,000 'endowment for
technological advancement has
been implemented by the Board of
'Trustees, and public and
community financial support has
been enlisted to raise funds to fur-

their enhance the educational
endeavors of the college. Donors
to the local center will be recog-
nized on the wall of honor at The
Gulf/Franklin Center.
George Duren, a Gulf county
resident and trustee, said that the
construction of the local center
had been a labor of love, as both
counties and their residents had
been instrumental in the planning
stages. He further added that The
Gulf/ Franklin Center is more
state-of-the-art than the main
campus in Panama City.
"There is excitement in the
See Gulf/Franklin on Page. 3

Jeannette Chapman, third from left, chairman of the board of trustees of Gulf Coast Community College and Ralph Roberson, right, chair-
man of the building program for the center, are shown cutting the ribbon marking the official opening of the Gulf/Franklin Center. Also assist-
ing were George Duren, second from left, trustee, David Armstrong, Florida Community College System, Greg Johnson, vice chairman of the
board; trustees Olivia Cooley and Hugh Roche, and Bob McSpadden, president of GCCC. Shown in the rear, from left, are: Julia Six, who sang
the national anthem; trustees Leon Bloodworth, Lillie Rice and Col. Dennis Storck, and Rev. Tom Weller, who delivered the invocation.

Commissioners have ap-
proved placing the issue before
the voters on November's general
election ballot. Proposals for the
tax estimate that between
S50,000 and S75.000 could be
generated annually by adding the
24-o surcharge onto short-term
occupants' rental fees (less than
six months).
It would be used to promote
tourist-related events and activi-
ties, as well as develop and main-
Lain public facilities.
Commissioner Billy Traylor
, pointed. out the thing, he liked
about the "bed tax" is it is paid by
the people who are using the
county's services, and not by local
All hotels, motels, cottages,
and rental property owners within
the county would be responsible
for collecting the fees from ten-
Gulf County is one of the few
counties along the coast of the
Panhandle that hasn't instituted
the tax. Mexico Beach voters
recently passed the tax as part of
their tourist development plans.
See Bed Tax on Page 6





During a special meeting of
the Gulf County School Board
held on Tuesday morning, August
11, the board tabled adoption of
the pupil progression plan and
the district code of conduct.
Because School Board
Attorney Charles Costin was not
in attendance at this meeting,
Franklin Harrison, a Bay county
attorney, was on hand to advise
the board. Harrison suggested
that the board members further
review the section of the code of
conduct dealing with students
who commit felonies in order for
the code to parallel new statutes
allowing possible expulsion.
During the meeting, the
board also discussed and resolved
what was an extremely heated
issue during the 1997/98 school
year. After being cut back last
year to four days a week, the chal-
lenge/gifted program has been re-
expanded to take place five days a
week. This program will service
approximately 87 students, rang-
ing in grade level from elementary
to 12th grade, district-wide dur-
ing the coming school year.
Doug Kent, Administrator of
the Gulf County Health Depart-
ment, presented information on
the Healthy Kids program.
See School Board on Page 8


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S The Star,

Start Here!
START HERE ... GO ANYwiJixEc. It was an appropriate
slogan for a new college branch which has been adopted by the
Gulf/Franklin Center of Gulf Coast Community College. With
this slogan, the center held open house for its technical center
here last Sunday, marking the beginning of what is sure to be-
come a great installation for this area.
It's a well-known fact of how Gulf Coast Community College,
has grown at its Panama City campus. From an,humble begin-'
iing across Highway 98 from its present location in a couple of
discarded wooden barracks buildings, it became the modem
center of learning it has become, to serve this part of the Pan-
handle well.
The Gulf/Franklin Center has an auspicious a beginning as
did GCCC. Its facilities are even.better than its parent school's
beginning. The dream which fostered each of the institutions is
just as real-just as great-as the' other. The Gulf/Franklin Cen-
ter should have as phenomenal a growth as the parent institu-,
tion. ,
true here in Gulf County;. a dream of long standing. It didn't end:
up in the same location as was first dreamed for it, but it's close,
and it is here. That's all that counts!
The crowd which attended the open house Sunday in the
presence of threatening weather, speaks well for the type wel-
come the people of Gulf and Franklin gave to it. It was as wel-
come as a drink of cool water to an, Inhabitant of the dessert. It
will slack the thirst for knowledge the people now have and are
trying to satisfy.
THE COT-XT-GTr, ITSELF, will provide an answer to that
thirst for knowledge in an up-to-date fashion, based on the re-
marks of the college officials and their pledge to keep the school
facilities modem and state-of-the-art. The communities affected
by the college have also pledged their support of the institution
with determination to provide what is needed to offer people of
all ages a quality higher education type of instruction.
Gulf Coast Community College could easily have ignored the
wishes of Gulf and Franklin counties and put that growth energy
into their own campus, making an even larger facility available
to Panama City and all who would come, but they honored a
dream of its late chairman of trustees, George G. Tapper, to es-
tablish a second campus in Port St. Joe.
They kept their promise; now let us keep ours to support it

They've Come Before

SATURDAY IS THE FINAL day of operation for Florida Coast
Paper Company's paper mill for at least a six week period. The
market place has paper prices so deflated the mill is declaring a
sabbatical rather than go on making paper at a loss.
This isn't the best bit of news we could hear, but it Isn't the
worst bit of news either. We have heard worse. We have experi-
enced worse. We have survived worse, in spite of what area news
media are printing. It doesn't make for an ideal situation, but we
will bnrce again make lemonade with the'bitter news rather than
complain. We've had about as many uncertain days as we have
had with no worries attached.
IT'S IRONIC THAT ON the front page of last week's issue of
The Star, there were three main stories, and all three were re-
vealing good news rather than bad. This situation existed during
a dark and gloomy time for our people. Sort of a "life goes on"
type of front page to lift our spirits.
Things don't ever get so gloomy but what a bit of bright news
shines through.
It was legitimate good news, too. School was starting. Our
children were progressing in their development stage, improving
on their education. What better news than that which tells of
better things for our children?
SBids were received on major construction of improved facili-
ties for our children to attend elementary school classes in.
That's good news! In spite of a work shutdown for a period of
time, we are able to progress.
Then the third bit of good news was telling of an open house
for even more facilities to learn and improve our minds. There's
plenty of good news, telling of progress to offset the bad news, if
we only look for it.
TOO MANY PEOPLE WILL continue to dwell on the negative
of a bit of bad news instead of looking on the bright side at the
good news items which outnumber the bad, three to one.

Hunker Down With Kes

by Kesley Colbert

Mother Visits Northwest Florida!

I was a little leery about this
thing from the very beginning.
"Cathy, we didn't send him off,to
school to date the first girl that
comes along. ,, ,
S"He 'can't study and play bas&'-
ball all day, everyday. They're just
good friends. Be thankful he's
found someone to help curb thle
'"I don't want him spendingmy

money on milkshakes and picture
shows. He's got to buy books and
.pencils and Blue Horse notebo--
why can't he study and play base-
ball all day long? . "
You can bet the next time Josh
called I straightened him out about
his priorities. .. and my money!
"Dad," he .was laughing, "we've
only been out a couple of times.
Get a grip! And one of them was to
a ball game. Don't,worry, I'm mak-
ing her. pay, herhalf, just like you
taught m e,",, ,,'. ,,. ,,
,I already have a girl picked:out
for Josh. We watched her grow. up,
we love her family. We understand
her background., She likes ,sports.
She'd be "just right" for him; You
know children, you -have to help

'em out along the way. "Cathy. I've
told you a thousand times. I've got
the girl for-"
"Don't even go there!"
I was just trying to save us. the
time and the trouble of "checking"
someone else out. Plus. I know
what's best for my own son.
I let the matter drop. We've
had so. many people through the
house since last 'October that I've
had all I could do keeping up with
the folks right here. A son In'col-
lege in Nashville would just have to
do the best he can. ..'.
S s'. a matter ,of fact, I was
thrilled as this summer wore down
most of our guests had moved on
to other lodgings. Finally, a little
peace '... for the first time in

almost a year It was just our
"Dad, would it be o.k. If
Lindsey comes down Thursday'?"
".Sure, is he an outfielder, a
"Daddy. you know Lindsey.
She's one of the strikers on the
girl's volleyball team."
College kids I .don't think he
was' asking'lme as much as he was
politely "letting me know" that a
visit had been arranged. I smiled.
Shoot, I reinmniber being young--
"And dad, I believe her mother
is coming with her."

Dog Days Just Seemed to

dar, Dog Days are, over now. They
have been over and done with;
ever since Tuesday of this week.
Dog Days Is that period during
the middle of the summer months
when it is supposed to be oppres-
sively hot the first half of each
day and then send us a cooling
shower each afternoon.
We received the oppressively"
hot days, but somehow we
missed out on most of those rain
showers during the afternoon.
That's not supposed to happen in
the Panhandle of Florida. Just
like clockwork, it's supposed to
cloud up and rain every after-
noon. We've come to expect that
during Dog Days.

A few years ago, I looked up
the meaning of Dog Days and
found out, in short, they were the
days during mid-summer when
even a dog wouldn't come outside
without plenty of coaxing, so
someone, way back, labeled them
Dog Daysl

Published E'
by The Sta
SV Wesley R. Ra
F FLORIDAo* William H. Ri
Shirley Ramse

I THOUGHT ALL the while
that Dog Days were decided by an
old wives tale [not tail] which de-
cided which days were distasteful
enough to label Dog Days..
I started looking up the
meaning of Dog Days and how
they originated and found out
that this was itself, a fairy tale.
Dog Days had a reason for start-
ing and a reason for being.
They were listed on the calen-
dar of events and all. They were a
legitimate season of the year.
And, now they are gone until
next year.
No longer can you 'expect a
shower every evening but it's still

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going to be hot oppressively
hot! Maybe we should start our
own season and identify the peri-
od after August 11, as "puppy
days":, you know, a miniature
dog! '
The only, thing wrong with
that is that the puppy comes be,-
fore the dog, rather than after.

TO TELL YOU the truth, ;1
didn't realize Dog Days were over'
until I was looking at an illustrat-,
ed calendar the other 'day and
saw where they were going to be
over August 11. Dog Days didn't
make enough impression on mo
this year to even realize we were

'"Send Address Change to:
Post Office Box 308
Port.St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
Phone (850) 227-1278

'Slip by

already experiencing them,: until
they were gQne,
With.,school starting last Fri-
day, it gave me, a sudden, jolt.
Here we were starting Up school
for the fall term and we had yet to
experiencee Dog'Days. I' Wouldit't
want to miss, this part of the sum-
Dog Days always gives all of
us something to complain about.
J wouldn't want to miss complain- ,
-Ing about the weather. It's 'un-
AmericanI Everybody does t11 It's
a part of summer, and I missed

I always put things off I don't
especially want to do through the
period we call Dog Days, because
it is just too uncomfortable for
most activities. Too,, Scallop Festi-
val Days are fast approaching
and .we definitely want Dog Days
out of the way before that event

which' comes to work with Erice
every day is glad to see Dog Days

TO ALL ADVERTISERS'- In case of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not'hold themselves liable for damage further than
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed-
word is though fully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed ,word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word isi lost; the printed word remains.

This Year

goq, toq. Jake-y has a new pack-
age of artificial bones to play with
and chew on. She carries one
around with her all the time, in
the off-chance that she can get
someone to play with her.
....-She didn't do that during Dog
Days.., She just looked for the,
coolest.,,softest spot she could:
find and lay there'for most of the'
day, not bothering anyone.
: Now that Dog Days is over,
and gone. it means that hunting'
season' is not far behind. She is
preparing for, and looking for-'
.wardto hunting'seasoh when she'
can put her favorite pastime of re-
'trieving, birds into practice.
So,. Jake-y is glad to see Dog.
Days pass on by, too.
,, She doesn't miss them at all.
Now, if it starts to rain every
afternoon, just like it was sup-
posed to during the past 20 days
or so, we can blame it on El Nino,
or perhaps, La Nina.

the passing of Dog Days-to sort

of remember them by-is that it.
was at the end of Dog Days,
1998, when, special prosecutor
Ken Starr finally got President.
Bill Clinton to the witness stand..
It, won't necessarily mark the
season nor, the year when wei
found if he really "did it" with
Monica Lewinsky, but it will mark
the season when he either told us
the truth, for the first time. or
lied again.
Old Bill is using a lot of legal
maneuvering to get out of simply.
answering a question-all in an
attempt to protect lawyer-client
privilege ... he says
You'd think a president was
above the law.
But Monica's dress should be
the clincher. She probably didn't
send it to the cleaners all this
time on purpose. She probably
knew old Bill was going to deny
dallying with her-and she would
need proof that she actually forni-
cated with a president
And, it came to light after
Dog Daysl

St. Joseph Bay
Date -Time Ht. Time Ht.
S August 14 5:52 a.m. H 0.8 4:31 p.m. L -0,3
August 15 6:36 a.m. H 1.0 5:27 p.m. L -0.4
August 16 2:52 a.m. H 1.2 6:19 p.m. L -0:5
August 17 8:24 a.m. H 1.2 7:10 p.m. L -0.6
August 18 9:21 a.m. H 1.3 7:59 p.m. L -0.6
August.19. 10:16 a.m. H 1.2 8:45 p.m. L -0.5
August 20 11:09 a.m. H 1.2 9:27 p.m. L -0.4 J

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Loitering Leads to Arrest
Thursday, August 6. Gulf
County Sheriff's Department Sgt.
D. W. Forehand responded to a
report of a suspicious vehicle at
the E-Z Serve in St. Joe Beach.
Upon arrival at the scene.
Forehand made contact with the
vehicle and, after checking the
identification of the occupants,
found the driver, Cynthia Nancy
Ramirez, had active warrants in
Hardee County.
Ramirez, 30, of Bowling
Green, was taken into custody for
pending charges of burglary and
grand theft.
Waved Down the Wrong Driver
Thursday, August 6thi,
Deputy Shawn Butler answered a
citizen's call about a woman
standing in the roadway near the
Dixie Belle Cu.e, trying to wave
down passing affic.
The dep ty located the
woman. Leslie Mlchelle Thrower,
and upon checking her, dentifica-
tion found she was wanted for
failure to appear in court on
charges of disorderly conduct and
resisting without violence.
Thrower. 32; of Winter Haven,
was taken into custody at the
Landed in Jail for "Home Grown"
Sheriff Frank McKeithen,
Capt. Joe Nugent and Corp. Greg
Myrick went to East 4th Street in
Wewahitchka last Friday after
receiving information that mari-
Juana was growing in the back
yard of the home.
When the- law enforcement
officials arrived at the house, they
were able to see one marijuana
plaq-.4-the rear-of the -resldence,.-
^FurtienivesaUon-reveaiedL a
Stot~,l 'four iaIts "which. were.
74 four to .six feet in height.
At the time of the discovery,
the dwelling's occupant, Benja-
min Rudolph Dennis, was in
Panama City. Upon his return
several hours later, Dennis, 34, of
Wewahitchka. turned himself in
to the sheriffs office.

hour for Florida residents. Fees
are payable upon enrollment.
air, and hope that the center will
make a real difference in our
lives," said Greg Johnson, Gulf
County resident and vice chair of
the college's Board of Trustees. He
recognized former trustees, J. V.
"Bubba" Gander of Franklin
County, and Dr. Bob King, and

Beach Burglary Confession
Investigators Rita Plercy and
Ricky Tolbert closed the book on
two recent burglaries at St. Joe
Beach with the arrest of Thomas
Edward Stansel, 42, of Port St.
While the investigators were
in Pensacola recovering some of
the stolen property, Stansel
turned himself in at the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office.
The recovered property
included two shotguns and one
rifle, a VCR, an air conditioner, a
radio, and a microwave oven.
Other Bookings This Week .
Monday, August 3--Ruthenia
Rouse, 30, of Wewahltchka, viola-
tion of probation (sale of cocaine).
Tuesday, August 4th-
Michael Boyd Smith, 20, of
Wewahitchka, violation of proba-
Thursday. August 6th-Edgar
Causey, Jr.; 37, of Wewahltchka,
violation of, probation (Bay
County); and Laura K. Raffleld.
27, of Wewahltchka. worthless
Friday, August 7th-Shella
Kate Toole. 28, of Port St. Joe, vio-
lation of probation; and Michael
Allen Hammond, 19, of
Wewahltchka, grand theft, petit
.Saturday, August 8th-Philip
Dean Northcutt, 35, of Newman,
Georgia. violation of probation
(grand theft auto).
Sunday,. August 9th-
Christopher Noel Morrison, 29, of
Mexico Beach. two counts of
worthless checks; Fredick M.
Mills. 21, of Port St. Joe, child
support; and Martha A.
Carpenter. 48, of Wewahitchka,
failure to appear (expired tag).

Multiple Driving Violations
On August 2nd, at approxi-
. mately 11:45 a.m., Howard
Bailey, 43, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested by Officer Russell Burch
for attaching a tag not assigned,
driving while his license was sus-
,. -

K eosley' Continued from Page 2

"Cathyl Cathyl C-A-T-H-YII"
My wife had conveniently busied
herself in the farthest reaches of
the house. She could run, but she
couldn't hide. "Cathy, the mother
is coming? What kind of deal is
this? I've never heard tell of 'the
mother comingI What In the
world is she coming for?"
I pondered on this one late
into the night. I'd never seen any-
thing like it on Father Knows Best
This didn't even happen on Beverly
Hills 901201!
I thought they'd only had two
Cathy was cleaning up and;
getting ready like it was just more
Rats! We've got to have a seri-
ous talk. I know something about'
these Tennessee women. If they're
not married off by sixteen, they get
that old maid, spinster look.
They'll Jump on a man like a dog
on a bone. Remember Elly Mae
"We don't know a thing about
this family. How am I gonna check
'em out! I can't go to Nashville and
follow 'em around. Is anybody
here listening to me?"
"Kes, It will be alright." My wife
takes everything in stride. "You get
out there and mow the lawn, trim
the hedge, edge the driveway ....
and don't forget to 'weed eat'
around the anchor."
Tennessee women
If "The Mother" even noticed
how neat my yard looked, she
never let on. She was polite and
friendly and courteous and didn't
eat a lot.... but I couldn't help
but wonder "what is she doing
I think I might have mentioned
to her once or twice that Josh and
Lindsey had only been out togeth-
er a couple of tiines. I think I also
might have said that we're expect-
ing Josh to finish school before he
got serious with anyone. I could
have told her that I was, twenty-.
seven before I got married. And, I
think I did mention my Uncle
Aaron was near 'bout forty before
he tied the knot.
I wish I'd a' told her about-

Aunt Estelle who's. doing eight to
ten for armed robbery.
Josh and Lindsey.,and her
mother went to the beach, they,
went out to eat, they chatted with.-
Cathy. they had a high ole
In between. "The Mother"-
interviewed my neighbors, she vis-
ited the office-talked with my co-
workers, read some back issues of
The Star, she put on that white
glove when she thought no one
was looking and ran her fingers
across the counter, over the top of
the microwave, she'inspected my
dog .....
You don't reckon she was
down here checking on us?
Surely Not!

Debl Taylor, both of Gulf County.
Special recognition was given
to the efforts of the first and great-
est benefactors of Gulf Coast
Community College, the late
George and Amy Tapper.
Ralph Roberson, trustee and
chairman of the center's building
program, said he couldn't
remember being as esctatic as he
was Sunday, except when he was

pended or revoked, expired dri-
ver's license more than four
months, and resisting an officer
without violence.
According to Burch's report.
Bailey's vehicle was pulled over in
reference to a safety violation
(major damage to windshield).
Bailey allegedly gave Officer
Burch a false name and date of
birth at the scene of the traffic
stop, but further investigation
revealed Bailey's true identity.
No License to Motor
On Tuesday, August 4. at
near 11:30 p.m., Allen C. Clinton.
19, of Tallahassee, was arrested
by Officer Chris Teeter for driving
While his license was suspended
or revoked. According to the offi-
cer's report, Clinton's vehicle was
stopped in reference to a speeding
violation (52 m.p.h. In a 35 m.p.h.
zone). During the traffic stop it
was learned that Clinton's license
was suspended or revoked.
No License + Alcohol = Arrest
On August 6th, at about 3:17
a.m., Shelia Kaye Toole, 28, of St.
Joe Beach, was arrested by
Officer Burch for driving with a *
suspended or revoked license and
driving under the influence.
According to Officer Burch's
report, the vehicle being operated
by Toole ran two stop signs and
was stopped for said violations.
Upon further investigation It was
learned that Toole's, license was
suspended and she was operating
a vehicle under the influence.
Erratic Driver Nailed
At approximately 9:30 p.m.
on the 6th, Kossuth Lashonn
Thomas, 25, of Arlington, Texas.
was arrested by Officer Russell
Burch for non-resident exemption
not allowed for tag and driver
-According- to Oficer., Burch's
reportl Thoim a's ,.i.cle was
"speeding and -eing' driven in ah
'erratic nianhei'"ahd ws.stopped. ?
During the inquiry, it was learned
that Thomas was in violation of
the tag and driver license viola-
tions, having lived in Florida for
approximately 12 months.
Thomas was also found to be
in possession of cannabis, less
than 20 grams and was charged
with this offense also.
Public Drinking Nipped
Shortly after midnight on
Saturday, August 8th. McArthur
Curry, 52, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested by Officer Burch for pos-
session of an open container on
the city right-of-way.
According to the officer's
report, he observed Curry in pos-
session of a open container of
alcoholic beverage. As Burch
approached him, he attempted to
conceal the container and walked
away. Burch caught Curry and
placed him under arrest for the
Disturbance in the Street
Tuesday, August lIth, at
approximately 1:00 a.m., Dennis
Bryant. 22, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested by Officer Teeter for dis-
orderly conduct. According to the
officer's report, Bryant appeared
to be intoxicated and was causing
a disturbance in the roadway on
Avenue C. "

Telephone Directory

SBe-ing Prepared

SGT Ctornannounced that final preparations
are being made for the next telephone direc-
tory to be distributed effective January 1,,
1999. Any corrections or additions to white

page listings must be made

by mid-


Andy Counts and Beth Rousch, representa-
tives of The Berry Company, are in the area
contacting business customers regarding
Yellow Page listings.

-For changes, additions, or to request assis-
tance in Yellow Page listings, call the local
Phone Store at 811.

'Gulf/Franklin 1

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A large crowd braved the bright sun Sunday afternoon to witness the ribbon cutting ceremony for
the opening of the Gulf/Franklin Center of Gulf Coast Community College.




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child awaiting Christmas morn-
g. The center is Gulf and
anklin counties' long-awaited
Approximately 300 to 400
ople gathered for the ribbon
tting, and toured the facilities.
any of those In attendance were
I1l over the age of 60. and a com-
ent overheard from one was. "I
suldn't miss this for anything.
s an event that will never hap-
n again, and I wanted to be a
trt of it."
Registration for courses to be
fered at the center will be held
igust 17-20 from 10 a.m. 6
m., and August 21 from 10 a.m.
4 p.m. Late registration will be
Id August 24-27 from 8 a.m. 7
Courses to be offered include
understanding Visual Art,
inciples of Bank Operations,
general Biological Science.
illding Construction Materials
rd Methods, Introduction to
isiness. Windows 95 Level 1,
:cel for Windows Level I, Word
ocessing with Word-Perfect,
crosoft Word for Windows, child
velopment education courses,
,tocad, Fundamentals of Com-
)sition, English Composition I
id II and Reading Skills;
lany of those present checked
it the computers in the tech-
ilogy lab. Shown are Trevor
ideout, foreground, and Cindy
id Chuck Messer of Mexico
each, background.

Area Law Enforcement Reports



7th Annual Doll
Show In P. C.
On Sunday, August 16, from
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the
Panama City Doll Club will hold
its 7th Annual Doll Show in the
Holiday Inn Select Mall Room.
The Doll Show will showcase
dolls of all ages, teddy bears, and
toys, and feature treasures both
old and new. There will also be
give-aways and door prizes.
Admission is $3.00 for adults,
and children under 12 get in free.
All proceeds from the show will go
to the Salvage Santa and McElvey
Home for Abused Children.
The Holiday Inn Is located at
2001 North Cove Boulevard in
Panama City across from the
Panama City Mall; there is easy
access to it on Highway 77.

Sydney Marian Owens
Look Who's 'Two
Sydney Marian Owens cele-
brated her second birthday at
Frank Pate Park on July 31 with a
Winnie the Pooh party. The party
was attended by Sydney's family;
cousins. Michael and Olivia
Owens: her aunt and uncle from
Crawlordville: and numerous
Sydney is the daughter of
Steve and Judy Owens. She is the
granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Everett Owens of Port St: Joe.
Trudy Cooksey of Tallahassee,
and the late Douglas and Marian
Cooksey,. also of Tallahassee.

Mr. and Mrs. Roland Coffman

Celebrate 61st Anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Roland presented to them at that Lime&
Coffman, who reside at Bay St. Th e table w adorned with 'a
Joseph Care Center, celebrated flower arrangement provided b.y
their 61st wedding anniversary on the facility.
Friday, August 7th, at the center Julie Donnick. BSJCC social
amidst staff members and worker, provided three delicious
friends. cakes which she herself baked.
The couple, Alma Bostick Sunrise BSJCC employees
Turner andRoland Coffman, were, th
married in 1937 in Christian Coffmans continued peace and
Endeavor Church in Ohio by Rev. blessings on their remarkable
. Earl Bender.; i ,, .' marriage.
T" They have tw 'daughters,
Mrs; Paul (Rose Marie) Weimer -'"'';'
and Mrs. Roger (Ruth Ann) Wears. .. -r -.
Thev have several grandchildren "' -
and great-grandchildren. Their
family attest to never seeing their ,
parents argue. Mr. Coffman is
retired from the Ohio Power ,
Company. -
The happy couple was pre-
sented with a boutonniere and
corsage. A reception table was "
adorned with a display of photos
from their 50th wedding anniver-
sary. Guests of the gathering
signed in the same book that was'


offers dance & tap, jazz,
ballet baton for all ages.
Registration is on August 20th
f from 4-6p.m.

at the Gulf County Senior Citizens Center
SCall Nancy at 227-3635
for more information

Formal wear and Gifts

204 Monument Ave.
*Port St. Joe
Open 10-6 Monday-Friday 10-2 on Saturday



Storewide Red

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Costin's Depart.
200 Reid Ave. *P

Open Monday
9:30 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Gibson
Raffield and Gibson Are Wed
Savannah Leann Gibson Courthouse on May 14. .
-would like toannounce the-mar-' '.Ta .l 'T r .s
rage ,of her motherland father.-, tayley bu rns 0.
Heather Raffleld to Steve Gibson. Haylev Marie Vard celebrated
The couple was united in holy her third birthday on July 16th
matrimony at the Gulf County with a party at Burger King. There
to celebrate with-her were big sis-
,. ;,.: S ter Courtney, Andrew and Austin
Burke, Brandi Price. Jacob and
Andrew Taylor. Haley. Natalie and
Morgan Wood.
RHayley also had a Barney
Party at Miss Mamie's with her
friends there.
Nil Hayley is the daughter of
SHarley and Cindy Ward of
Dalkeith. She is the granddaugh-
ter of Buddy and Anita Ward of
Port St. Joe and the granddaugh-
ter of Pat Barrett of Columbus,
Piecemakers Quilt
SClub MeetingToddy
The Piecemakers Quilt Club
-- will meet today, August 13. The
SJ "' business meeting and program
rM will be held ,.t:7;:0O, p.m,, ET, at
the St. James Episcopal Church,
located at 800 22nd Street.
That night's program will
focus on "Patchwork Bookcovers
or Carriers" and will be presented
', by Chrfstine Karie. Light refresh-
ments will be served, and, as
always, guests are very welcome.
T The club.' .members have
almost completed an,"opportunity
quilt.".which. features a beautiful
T IN UEI S E attic window design. Each block
TIN ES has a different design and was
tions quilted by individual members.
actions Susie Pippin has led several
work groups; to assemble and
complete the handquilting on this
all With file! lovely, one-of-d-kind, reversible
-' quilt. Tickets will be available
GAIN! soon for the giveaway of this quilt,
_.and the drawing will be held on
Store November 15 at the annual
ment Store Episcopal' Church Bazaar.

'ort St. Joe

thru Saturday
to 5:30 p.m.

The engagement of Casi
Lindsey and Robert Knowles was
formally announced at an engage-
ment party given in their honor.
on July 25, at the home of Charlie
and Monica Henry. Guests at the
party were the couple's parents,
grandparents, and the bridal
The two will be married in the
spring of 1999.



St n Salonf

Kim Mathes h air stylist

Tuesday-Friday all day
Saturday until noon

By Appointment or Drop-ins Welcome!.

502 9th

St. (9th and,
Port St. Joe

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Couple To Wed
Charlotte Elaine Barrentine,
the daughter' of Margaret
Barrentine of. Enterprise, Ala-
'bama, and Heath Ryan Macom-
'ber, the son of Sharon and Jeff
I Mitchell of Panama bity and Steve
'and Sharon Macomber of
Pensacola, would like to an-
no unce their engagement and
upcoming marriage.
The bride-elect.is a graduate
',of Enterprise High School ,in
Enterprise, Alabama, and .is
.employed with. Outback Steak-
-house Restaurant in Birming-
;.ham, Alabama.
1, The grootnelect ,graduated
from Job Corps in 1992, in
Prestonsburg. Kentucky, with a
degree in retail sales. He also is
employed with Outback Steak-
house in Birmingham.
The wedding will take place
on August 22 at 4,:00 p.m. on the
banks of the Choctahatchee
River, at the home of his maternal
grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. E. L.
...Wilson. located at 450 HoWell
Bluff. Road in Ebro. A reception
will follow immediately afterwards
at Mr. and Mrs. Wilson's home. All
friends and family are cordially.
Sinvited to attend.
Note of Thanks
SWe. the family of Nelson
'Y. Gardner. would like (o say thank
you to everyone who supported usr
with food. flowers. prayer, andi
encouragement during our Lime ofi
loss. Your support was greatly!
Don. Herburt.
Lloyd, Linda,:& Dianne ,
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Interiors ,Etcetera
Furniture and Accessories
505 Reid Av enue Port St. Joe Phone 229-6054


Come In and register
for the Princess Di Bear and Erin Bear!

10:00 6:00

10 a.m. 5 p.m. EDT


Bed Tax from Page 1

Gulf County's Tourist Deve-
lopment Committee members are
Tommy Knox (chairman), Damon
McNair, Phillip Gaskin, Ron
Morrow, Paula Pickett, Robin
Downs, Don Thiel, John Delorme
and Tom Graney.
Commissioners voted 4-1 to
form the TDC and name the above
listed members. Commissioner
Nathan Peters, Jr. cast the only
negative vote.
Change Meeting Time Back
To 6:00 ET
Commissioners decided to
return their meetings' start time
to 6:00 ET after a brief trial with a
7 o'clock start time.
Responding to a request from
a resident from the north end of
Gulf County, who had said it was

. an inconvenience for residents in
the central time zone to make the
6 o'clock meeting time, the board
recently moved meeting times to 7

During a discussion Tuesday
night, commissioners pointed out
there was no difference in atten-
dance with the new time. But, it
was a major inconvenience on
staff members who had to stay
over two hours after the normal
courthouse closing time in order
to prepare for the board's meet-

Commissioner John Stanley
was the only board member who
opposed the motion. He stated it
would still be difficult for folks in
Wewahltchka to make the earlier
meeting time (6:00 ET = 5:00 CT).
Board chairman Warren
Yeager noted that anyone wishing
to address the board would have
plenty of time to make the meet-
ings before their conclusion with
the 6:00 ET beginning time.
Commissioner Billy Traylor,
who made the motion, said the
board has always made every
effort to be accessible to the pub-
lic. He stated that morning meet-
ing times were switched to the
afternoon several years ago as a
convenience to the public.

The 6:00 time change will be
in effect at the board's next meet-
ing on August 25th.
Generator Emergency
Commissioners declared a
state of emergency after tabling
bids for a new emergency genera-
tor to run Emergency Manage-
Sment operations during power
Emergency Management Di-
rector Larry Wells told commis-
sioners at least two of the bids
received didn't meet bid specifica-
tions and it wasn't clear on the
third bid.
After a discussion between
Gulf County Sheriffs Office'
Captain Joe Nugent, Wells and
board members concerning the

lack of a back-up power generat-
ing system, the board declared a
state of emergency and instructed
Wells to pursue the best price to
resolve the situation, if the third
bid received didn't work out.
With the main thrust of hurri-
cane season rapidly approaching,
all parties were concerned about
possible consequences if power
should fail.
In Other Business
*Administrator Don Butler
advised the board the Public
Service Commission rules: have
changed and any agreement on
local phone service countywide
would have to be worked out
between GT Corn and the county.

*Accepted the low bid of
$179,841 for a new fire truck to
service St. Joe Beach's Volunteer
Fire Department. ,
*Decided 'to apply to transfer
$17,500 in special waterways
grant funds to the White City Park
boat launching site to add to
those facilities.
*Granted a request for a 90-
day leave of absence for
Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg, and allowed a temporary
transfer for Donna Daniels to that
*Accepted as best bid the
water spigot proposal of $18,760
to do groundwater monitoring at
county landfills, as requested by
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford.

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Jeremy R. Ard, Jr.

Ards Have a Boy!
Jeremy and Pam would like to
announce the birth of their son,
Jeremy R. Ard, Jr.. whose nick-
name is J. J. He was born on July
21 at Bay Medical Center, weigh-
ing seven pounds four ounces,
and he was 20 1/2 Inches long.
His proud grandparents are
Joe and Dianne Watkins, Donna
Ard of Port St. Joe. and Ricky and
Billie Ard of Panama City. He is
the great-grandson of Charles and
Wanell Posey, Trudy Pate of Port
St. Joe. Edgar and Irene Joyner of
Apalachicola, and Horace Ard of
Fairhope. Alabama. J. J. also has
two uncles, Brian Ard and Joe
Watkins, Jr., and one aunt,
Oshena Nowlin.

Brian P. Lemieux graduated
with a Bachelor of Science Degree
in Civil Engineering from the
University of Central Florida in
Orlando. The commencement
exercises were held in the UCF
Arena on Saturday, August 8,
with Dr. John C. Hilt, president of
the university, presiding.
Brian will reside In Panama
City and be employed with Metric
Engineers. He is the son of
Charmaine and Chris Earley and
the late Jim Lemieux. He is also
J the grandson of Germaine Kramer
and the late John S. Kramer, and
Marvin and Florence Lemieux, all
of Port St. Joe.

Rhames-from Page 1
With clear heads and reasoning
as our guidelines, we can succeed
in having Gulf County be a great
place to live. as it was when we
were not being over regulated and
not being intimidated by the.large
landowner and the big corpora-
"Every public official must
stick to a strict code of ethics and
be accountable to the people
whom he or she was appointed to
serve and represent. Also, it helps
to have someone who uses good
<^ old-fashioned: common sense in
the making of decisions. I WILL do
those things."
"We must have honesty and
openness in our government, and
that's what I will promote. With
the help of everyone concerned,
we can maintain that'standard."
The third generation native of
Gulf County states he has no
business to manage, and no job to
go to, therefore he will be avail-
able to devote full-time to the
business of serving the people of
Gulf County.
He welcomes your help and
suggestions11by phone;, or written
correspondence to 648-5165 or
8921 Highway 386, Wewahitchka,
FL 32465.

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Faith Christian Readies

To Begin Classes Aug. 17


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Donna Seifert, owner, shown at right, and Alisha Elliott, assistant manager, are ready to assist you in
your exercise program. Grand opening day Monday, August 10, was enjoyed by many customers already
enrolled. The business is located at 211 Williams Avenue in Port St. Joe.
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Several women are shown working out on the exercise equipment at Curves, the newest business to open
in Port St. Joe. The program is designed to be a 30-minute workout at different workout stations. Curves
will be offering special rates for paper mill employees and spouses affected by the shutdown.

- Barbecue dinners, prepared
by Paul Gant. will be sold by the
men of Zion Fair Baptist Church

on Saturday, August 15th from
11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at First
Union Bank.

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Almost a week and a half after
the Gulf County students started
attending classes, Gulf County's
only private school begins its
1998-99 school year next week.
Orientation for Faith
Christian School will be Monday,
August 17th. Students and par-
ents will meet with the teachers
and staff throughout the day and
into the evening.
The students will return
Tuesday morning at 8:05 a.m.,
and after a flag raising ceremony,
will begin their .regular routine
which will be repeated 179 more
times each day throughout the
school year.
This year, Faith Christian has
Instituted a new K-2 program.
With a limited number of spaces
available, the class is already
filled and a waiting list has been
formulated. Beth Taylor will be
the teacher and assist in develop-
ing this new endeavor.
Karen Phelps, of Mexico
Beach. is the new%'est faculty mem-
ber to join the veteran staff at
Faith Christian School. She will
be teaching the first grade. She
also specializes in special educa-
tion techniques and has served as
an instructional aide In Europe.

Certification, .. (only) for
Wewahitchka commodity recipi-
ents will take' place on
Wednesday, August 19, from
12:30 to 3:30 p.m., CT, at the Old
Courthouse. Those in Wewa-
hitchka whose cards have expired
should bring their necessary
papers on that day to recertify.
The commodity office at the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port
St. Joe is open, Monday through
Friday (except holidays) from 9:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to
5:00 p.m., ET, for certification.
Please note that the next
commodity distribution will be In
September. For further informa-
Lion feel free to call 229-9114,
639-5068, or 639-5069.

, *Oysters -Clams
Shrimp Crabs
Groceries Fish Sandwiches


* Great Hamburgers
Beer & Wine

S- Colombo Yogurt

227-1670 On C-30A south of Port St. Joe
NEW SUMMER HOURS: Tues.-Thurs.: 12-8 p.m.,
Fri -Sat.: 1,2-9 p.m., and now open Sundays from 1-8 p.m.


$7.95 served from 4-6 p.m. CT,
7 days a week
Selections will change daily due to the
availability of FRESH FISH.

$4.95 served from 11-4 p.m. CT,

The Freshest Seafood available from Maine
to the Gulf of Mexico!
I personally guarantee it! Mike, "the guy with the hat"

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT with Gordon & athly
Wednesday 5-9 p.m. & Fridays 6-10 p.m.
New Summer Hours:
Open Mon.-Thurs.11 a.m. till 9 p.m., Fri. Sat. till 10 p.m., Sun. till 9 p.m.


'Seniors to Sell
BBQ .Dinners
The. Pdrt St. Joe Senior"
Citizens will. be selling delicious
barbecue dinners on August 28.'
from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Each dinner will contain a large
barbecued beef sandwich, pickles.
potato chips, and lots of refresh-
ing iced tea. Each plate costs'
Anyone who would like one of,
these tasty meals can either stop
'by the center and purchase one or
have one delivered. The seniors
will be making deliveries to local
businesses. Please call 229-8466
to place an order.

203 Fourth St.
Port St. Joe
Phone 227-1109
Breakfast, Lunch
& Dinner
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Passed Act for "Healthy Kids"

Insurance to Cover Thousands More

By Bill Nelson, State Treasurer
and Insurance Commissioner
It was a quiet but impressive
victory in Tallahassee. Quiet
because school children can't vote
or hire lobbyists to represent their
interests. But impressive because
lawmakers set aside differences to
help 112,000 more children
obtain health insurance through
Florida's model "Healthy Kids
Program." The final vote: Senate
39-0; House 113-0.
Another number helps
explain the strong support
Healthy Kids received in the wan-
ing days of this year's legislative
session-More than 800,000 of
Florida's three million children
currently lack health insurance.

That's simply unacceptable.
As the new school year
begins, far too many working par-
ents face the added pressures of
finding affordable coverage for
their children. They know, from
first-hand experience, that kids
with persistent coughs, trouble-
some earaches or other untreated
illnesses will have a hard time
keeping up with their classmates..
The "Florida Kid Care Act,"
S which took effect July 1, taps into.
$75 million in tobacco settlement
money and an anticipated $170
million in federal matching funds.

Tax Workshop for
Small Businesses
Gulf Coast Community
College's mall Business
Development ; Center and the
Internal Revenue Service will co-
sponsor a series of workshops.
entitled. "Small Business Tax
Workshops." The courses will be
presented by representative of the
IRS.and the Florida Department
of Revenue.
The classes will be held-,on
October 6, 7, and 8 from 6:30 to
8:30 p.m. at Gulf Coast Commun-
ity College's Lifelong Learning
Center in Room 243. Topics for
the classes will be as follows:
October 6-sales tax, state
unemployment tax, intangible
tax, corporate income tax, and
information sources for all busi-
October 7-payroll taxes and
information returns.
October 8-accounting meth-
ods, record keeping and substan-
tiaition, and record retention. -
4 The courses are free of
charge. Reservations may be
made by contacting the Small
Business Development Center,
located at 2500 Minnesota
Avenue in Lynn Haven, at (850)

Mario Garcia
Mario Garcia, 80, of Port St-
Joe, died Tuesday, August 4, in a
local hospital. Born in Key West,
he moved, here five years ago from
Dothan, Alabama. He was a cabi-
net maker, and a member of Oak
Grove Assembly of God Church
and Liberty Spanish Prison
Mr. Garcia is survived by his
wife. Ruth Garcia of Port St. Joe;
four daughters,.. Maria Johnson
and husband Randy of
Enterprise. Karen Coleman and
husband Bobby of Dothan,
Alabama, Myrna Fernandez and
husband David of Port St. Joe,
and Brenda Weech and husband
Earl of Scurry, Virginia; two sons;
Rene Garcia and wife Eva of
Titusville, and Noel Garcia and
wife Isabelle of Orlando; two
brothers, Rene Garcia and Daniel
Garcia both of Key West; 17
grandchildren, 21 great-grand-
children, numerous nieces and
A memorial service was con-
ducted on Friday, August 7 at
3:00 p.m. in Oak Grove Assembly
of God Church with Rev. Earl
Weech, Rev., Eddie Littlefield,
Elder Walter Fields and Rev.
David Fernandez officiating.
Gilmore-Southerland Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe was in
charge of arrangements.

Arthur Dale Foster
Arthur Dale Foster, 72, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Tuesday, August 4, in Blounts-
town. Born in Kinderhook, Illi-
nois, he served in the U.S. Navy
during WWII and married
Genvieve Pansy Gail in Quincy,
Illinois. He moved to Kansas City,
Missouri, in 1960 and retired to
Wewahitchka in 1986.
Survivors include two sons,
Stephen D. 'Foster of Brighton,
Colorado, and Stewart W. Foster
of Jacksonville; a grandson, Keith
Foster; and a sister, Dorothy
Johnson of Panama City.

This new law addresses chil-
dren's health-insurance needs
across several fronts, including
expansion of our Healthy Kids
program. Healthy Kids, a pub-
lic/private partnership that has
won national recognition, began
on a pilot basis in Volusia County
eight years ago.
Working with local school dis-
tricts and community groups, we
were able to cover almost 50,000
previously uninsured children in
23 counties by the end of this
past school year.

Sales & Marketing
Seminar at SBI
Gulf Coast Community
College's Small Business Develop-
ment Center and the Bay County
Small. Business Incubator will
offer a seminar on sales and mar-
keting on Wednesday, August 19,
from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the
Small Business Incubator, located
at 2500 Minnesota Avenue in
Lynn Haven.
The seminar will cover cus-
tomer identification, how to reach.
the customer via direct mail, tele-'
marketing, electronic marketing,
and etc. Other topics to be cov-
ered include customer service,
public relations, and paid media
electronics and print.
Reservations may be made by;
paying $15.00 registration fee in
advance at the Incubator. For
more information, call 271-1108
or 1-800-542-SBDC from outside
Bay County.
For a complete schedule of
SBDC, seminars and services,
check out their new website, at

With the additional federal
and state funds, Healthy Kids can
now make affordable and compre-
hensive health coverage available
Ito 162,000 children in all 67
Thousands more families will'
now be able to take their children
to the doctor for check-ups, eye
exams and immunizations,
instead of waiting until an emer-
gency occurs. The year-round
program also covers prescription
medicines, hospital care, emer-
gency services and surgery.
This saves us all money
because hospitals shift uninsured
,costs to other patients. In 1995,
Florida s hospitals treated nearly
30,000 uninsured children':
statewide, according to the
Florida Hospital Association: One-
third of these children suffered
serious conditions.' Earlier access"
to health care could have headed
off many of these cases.
Healthy Kids also encourages,
family responsibility, with parents
contributing toward the insur-
ance costs based on their ability
to pay.
In 1996, the program received
the Innovations in American
Government Award from the
Kennedy School of Government at
Harvard University and the Ford
Foundation. This recognition has';
prompted creation of similar pro-.
grams in other states. Texas, for
example,,, launched its own
Healthy Kids program last year to :
reduce its ranks of 1.3 million
uninsured children.
Florida's Healthy Kids pro-
gram is open to children from age',,
five to 19 (some counties, howev-,
er, have a lower 'age limit) who
have no health insurance at the

time of application and are not
eligible for Medicaid or Children's
Medical Services.
Many public schools across
the state will start offering new
applications this month. Parents
may call the Healthy Kids toll-free
hotline at 1-888-FLA-KIDS (1-
888-352-5437) to see if your
county currently offers or soon
will offer coverage, or to request
an application. Internet users
may obtain more information by
browsing the web page at
www.healthykids.org. 1,
Bill Nelson, Florida's Treasurer,
Insurance Commissioner and State
Fire Marshal, serves as chairman of
the Florida Healthy Kids Corp.

FHP License and
Vehicle Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points from August 14th through
20th on SR-69 near CR-274, CR-
22 near CR-22-A, and SR-71 near
Chipola Street.
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 equipment.
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

duPont Fund Awards Second $50,000

Disaster Relief Grant for Fire Victims

In response to recent cata-
strophic forest fires in the state of
SFlorida, the Jessie Ball duPont
Fund is providing a 850,000 dis-
aster relief grant to Catholic
Charities Bureau, Inc. to make
direct financial aid available to
individuals and families who
incurred personal losses as a
result of the fires.
The funds are intended to be
used at the discretion of Catholic
-ChartiUs o provide direct relief to
individuals in Baker, Clay, Duvaf.
Flagler, Nassau, Orange, St.
Johns, and Volusia counties.
The grant to Catholic
Charities is the second disaster
:relief grant made by the duPont
Fund since July 1, in response to
the forest fires which began on

Cremation was scheduled. AllI
services were under the direction
of Comforter Funeral Home,.
Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.

Benjamin H. Fry
Benjamin H. Fry, of Wewa-
hitchka, passed away Saturday.
August 6, at his home. A native,of
Nashville, Tennessee, he worked
as a boilermaker out of Local 169
.in Detroit, Michigan. He served in
the Army during WWII, had been
a resident of Wewahitchka since
1970. and was a member of:
Tupelo Lodge f289, F & AM.
Survivors include his wife,
'Christine 0. Fry of Wewahitchka;
his children, Linda McCormick
and husband Bill of
Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Brenda
Gortman and husband James of

June .1 and spreact across north
and central Florida.
On July 10, the duPont Fund
made thie first, $50,000 disaster,
relief grant to the Salvation Army
to support fire rescue workers in
their struggle to control the dead-
ly fires and to aid homeowners
affected by the fires.
Since 1989. the duPont Fund
has awarded 35 disaster relief
grants totaling S1.216,234 to
sppport disasterr relief ef6or.s,
across ie United States.
The fund was established in
1970 under the terms of the will
of the late Jessie Ball duPont.
Mrs. duPont specified that only'
those institutions to which she
made financial contributions
between January 1, 1960 and

Wewahitchka; and Bettie J. Fry of
Wewahitchka; two granddaugh-
ters, Angela and Marli Goodrich of
Wewahitchka; numerous nieces
and nephews: and his beloved dog;
The funeral service was held
at 11:00 a.m., CT, last Tuesday at
the Comforter Funeral Home,
Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.
conducted by Rev. John Clenney
and Rev. Nick Davis. Interment
followed in the family plot in
Roberts Cemetery with Masonic
graveside rites.
The family would like to'
thank National Health Care. Gulf
County Sr. Citizens, Gulf Pines
Hospital. Dr. Barnes. Dr. Poonai.
and a special thanks to Candi
from Sr. Citizens.
All services were under the,,
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch

Only yesterday you were standing in front of the
Justice of the Peace in Georgia, now look at you.
God has blessed you with 40 years together. To bad
-u sthe more "vocal" of the pair: We've seen you in
i just about every situation. We've heard you yell at
S ball games, we've listened and laughed as you mes-
merized your friends (and strangers) with your "now famous" stories of days gone
by, we've seen you cry at weddings, we've heard you adamantly stand up for what
you believe in, and we've watched you turn into the typical granddaddy as you've
blown bubbles with Alex. It is amazing that you survived walking to school like you
had to do (up hill both ways in the snow). And amazingly enough, as the three of
us have grown older, you have become somuch wiser.
To Mom The silent partner and the wind beneath our wings: You are rarely seen
out front or heard amidst the voices. We are all witnesses to the fact, however, that
you talk often and boldly where it is most important, and that is talking to your
Father on behalf of those you know and love. You are a true prayer warrior, and
what higher calling could there be. Whether you are calming the fears of one of
your own children, offering a kind word to, a student or co-worker at the school,
teaching Sunday school, or faithfully standing by the side of your mom (who has
Alzheimer's) when others don't see the use because "she doesn't know anything any-
way," you are amazing and a blessing!
We love you both and are very, very proud of you.
Raymond, Marvin, Cheryl, Buddy and Mary Lou
and ALEX!

December 31, 1964 could apply to
the duPont Fund. Eligibility, how-
ever, does not assure receipt of a.
grant. Current assets of the :
Jessie Ball duPont Fund are

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Healthy Kids would be an insur-
ance program, covering 450 chil-
dren who meet eligibility guide-
lines. (See page 7A.)
In Gulf county, there are
approximately 900 children who
do not have any insurance cover-
age. These children do not meet
Medicaid criteria for coverage,
and their families can't afford
insurance premiums. These are
the kids who have fallen through
the cracks of the system. This
program was designed with them
in mind.
SHealthy Kids would, assist
small businesses who are unable
to provide insurance for their
employees' dependents, benefit-
ting the childrenin the long run.
Healthy Kids' coverage would also
be used for kids who are uninsur-
able due to pre-existing condi-
According to Kent, the
monthly premium would be a
mere $15, and there would be a
maximum out of pocket expense
for families of approximately
$180.00, much less than most
other comparable policies.
200 openings In the program
have been distributed to Gulf
County, financed by tobacco
monies. The county's proposed
goal Is to purchase an additional
250 slots for the first year. for
approximately $7,000.
Kent proposed that different
county organizations fund the
additional slots available. The
Gulf County Health Committee
has provided assistance with the
progression of Healthy Kids, and
the county commissioners have

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agreed to contribute, as well.
The board approved assisting
in this venture as well, and the
members expressed excitement
about the positive impact that
they foresaw for the community.
Although Healthy Kids is not
currently available in the commu-
nity, eligible area residents will be
able to take advantage of it soon.
At present, Gulf County is still
working on the specifics and
meeting with other counties in
order to collaborate the efforts of
the entire area.
After -this discussion, Bayne
Collins, the architect who is
designing the new school which
will replace Port St. Joe
Elementary, recommended Lord
& Son Construction, Inc. to do the
construction work, and the board
unanimously approved his
Supt. 'Kelley, Mr. Collins, and
the contractor will proceed with
further discussion on budgetary
issues at a later date.
Also during the meeting, the
- board stated that the children of
employees affected by the mill'
shutdown will probably qualify
for free or reduced lunches.
They wanted to remind all par-
ents and guardians, especially
those with families that will be
affected by the shutdown, that
an eligibility form needs to be
filled out and returned to your
child's school in order for him
or her to receive these benefits.

What's Free?
The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC) offers
three free publications to help
prevent child drowning: "Safety
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"How to Plan for the Unexpected"
and "Guldelines for Entrapment
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Write, "Pool Safety," CPSC.
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by calling the CPSC Hotline at
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Take Home

A New Friend
Dogs and cats, if they are
taken care of and loved, can bel
wonderful companions to people;
of all ages, from children to the,
elderly. If given a chance, they
can become an affectionate,
devoted member of the family. If
you are interested in getting a pet
for yourself, your child, or a
friend, please consider the ani-
mals at your local animal shelter
or pound first.
Many of, these animals have
been abandoned and are simply
in need of a good home and some
t.l.c. There is a variety of possible
pets currently being housed at
.the Gulf County Pound. Among
the animals up for adoption right
now are the following:
Five adolescent cats, four Idt-
tens, and seven kittens that are'
being temporarily housed in a fos-
ter home. Also at the pound right
now are 20 dogs. including four,
chows (two black/two red). long-
haired and short-haired labs. 11
lab/bulldog mix puppies, one
alredale, two bulldogs, a beautiful
long-haired German shepherd
mix, and a seven month old bas-
set/English bulldog mix.
If you are interested in any of

The Congressional Youth
Leadership Council will soon be
hosting the National Young
Leaders Conference in Washing-
ton, D.C. The council is an inde-
pendent non-profit educational
organization with over 400 mem-
bers of the United States Senate
and House of Representatives on
its honorary, bipartisan advisory,
board. The council is not affiliated
with any political party or the fed-
eral government.
The purpose of the National
Young Leaders Conference is to
distinguish a select group of
exceptional high school students
for their scholastic merit and
* demonstrated leadership and pro-
vide them the opportunity to wit-
'ness history in the making; to
meet the leaders who fundamen-
tally affect the workings of the
executive, legislative and judicial
branches of the federal govern-
ment; and to bring to life the
American constitutional process
as they develop their own leader-
iship skills.

these animals, have any ques-
Stions, or would like adoption
.Information, please call the Gulf
.'County Sheriffs Office at 227-
1115 and ask for Johnny Collins
.or call the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103.
A final note: If you love your
pet, take it to the vet and have 6him
or her nOutered or spayed. This is
the easiest way that pet owrters
can help end the stray dog and cat
problem .

Two students from
Wewahitchka High School have
been awarded a nomination to be
a scholar at the National Young
Leaders Conference. Those stu-
dents are Sarah Bailey and'
Stephen Price, juniors at WHS.
They were selected on the basis of
their outstanding academic
records and on their involvement
in extracurricular activities and
civic organizations.
This nomination is an honor
in itself, but participation in the
conference is a once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity. The comprehensive
tuition for the National Young
Leaders Conference Is In excess of
8900 per person and does not
Include transportation to and
from Washington, D.C.
If you feel that you would like
to be a part of this wonderful
opportunity by contributing
funds, those contributions may
'be sent to Stephanie Wade at
Wewahltchka High School or to
Lori Price at Wewahitchka
Elementary School.






The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
accept applications for one (1)
temporary water clerk. Position
will be for three months with
starting salary based upon experi-
ence. Must be capable of perform-
ing basic clerical duties (i.e. typ-
ing, :basic computer skills, and
answering phone).
Applicants must be a high
school graduate or equivalent.
Applications may be picked up
and submitted to the Gulf County
Chief Administrator's Office at the
Gulf Countv Courthouse. 1000
5th Street. Port St. Joe, Florida,
:32456. (850) 229-6111 between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. 5:00
p.m., E.D.T. The deadline for sub-
mitting applications Is Friday,
July 21. 1998 at 5:00 p.m. E.D.T.,
Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and
' s ,an Equal Opportunity/Affirm-
ative Action Employer.
'/s/ Warren J. Yeager, Jr.,, Chairman
Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk
2tc. Augut 13 anrd .', 19'I8
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County Board of County.
Commissioners voted to change
the starting time for their regular
meetings. Effective August 25,
1998, all regular meetings will
begin at 6:00 p.m., E.T. Meetings
are held on the 2nd and 4th
Tuesday of each month.

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Farm Disaster Assistance Offered

Farm Service Agency State
Executive Director Kevin L. Kelley
has, announced that the Farm
Service Agency (FSA) is now offer-
ing federal disaster assistance to
eligible family farmers in state of
All 67 Florida counties are
designated as a major disaster
area by the Secretary of
Agriculture based on losses
caused, by record high tempera-
tures and drought conditions
which occurred from" May .1
through June 24 and continuing.
Eligible farmers may qualify
for emergency loan assistance,
pursuant to the provisions of the

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"Emergency Agricultural Credit
Act of 1984" (Public Law 98-258).
Emergency loan applications will
be received through March 9,
Farmers and ranchers who
sustained physical and produc-
tion losses as a result of the dis-
aster may be eligible to receive an
emergency loan from the Farm
Service Agency.
Those farmers and ranchers
who wish to apply for an emer-
gency loan to assist them in
recovering from losses resulting
from this disaster may apply for
such a loan at their nearest Farm
Service Agency county office.

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Gulf Pines Hospital has recently Installed new air conditioning units
In all patient rooms that are Individually controlled. The hospital start-
ed readmitting patients last Thursday evening after voluntarily shut-
ting down Inpatient services while renovations could be complete.

Niehols Spins Tales

of Old to Rotarians

Jimmy Nichols, who writes a
column for the Apalachicola
Times, spoke to the Rotary Club
last Thursday, telling several
anecdotes on his fellow citizens.
' Nichols. himself, was born in
Apalachicola and has spent his
entire, life in the neighboring city
where, he has operated several
business establishments and
served four times as Mayor.
Nichols told one tale of how

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County offices are listed in the
telephone directory under "U.S.
Government, Farm Service
Individual examination will be.
made of each application to deter-
mine the type of emergency loan
benefits for which the applicant is.
eligible. ,Farm emergency loans
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into damaged or destroyed crop
iand livestock enterprises and to
produce new crops. Payment
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which the loan is used and the
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The emergency loan program
is limited to family-size farm oper-
ators. The loan amount is limited
to 80 percent of the calculated
actual production loss and 100
percent of the actual physical
loss. The loan amount is further
limited to $500,000 total emer-
gency loan indebtedness.

Fla. Farm Facts
The: Egyptian pharaohs
reserved mushrooms for their
own plates, forbidding common-
ers to eat them. The Romans
believed mushrooms gave their
warriors extraordinary strength in
battle and called them the "food of
the gods."
Mushrooms are low in calo-
ries, are a good source of
riboflavin and provide small
amounts of iron and protein.
Florida mushroom growers gen-
erated $41.9 million in cash
receipts last year-5.4 percent of
the U.S. total. Florida ranks third
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the residents used to go to the In-
dian Pass Lagoon, and refer to
the pastime as "going to the
beach" during the pre-war years.
Of course, there were no paved
roads in the vicinity, so enough
would pile into a car to make the
trip, to push it on to the beach if
it became stuck.
If some left early, there
wasn't enough to push the car
back to the safety of a reasonably
hard surfaced road.
"I think Jimmy McNeiU's fa-
ther sort of figured on that, so he
,could get the job' of pulling the
.carw-sackto the 4ad .with hi&,.
mule team-at a cost of $5.001"
Jimmy McNeill was the brunt
of another story told by Nichols.
It seems the Ash Circus formerly
wintered at Marianna and at the
end of the season, would come to
Apalachicola to give a perfor-
One year, they travelled by '
truck instead of taking the train.
'They had to go right by the
McNeil's home on their way to
Apalachicola. They wanted to wa-
ter their animals at McNeill's
store and the only way they could -.
be allowed to was if young Jimmy
got the opportunity to ride their
elephant. So they paid the price
and let Jimmy ride.".
Nichols told a tale about one
of the stores he was Involved in at
Apalachicola. In the early days
prior to World War Ii, they had no
reliable electricity in Apalachicola
Ssor the, store Nichols"worked at
sold lots- of kerosene lamps and'
accessories-especially wicks.
They also sold men's hats.
If they sold a man's hat
which was too large, they just
lined, the inside of the hat band
with kerosene lamp wick imaterl-
al, unUl it fit!
Guests of the club were Nich-
ols' wife, Olga, and Austin Horton
of Port St. Joe.

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Four Gulf County Athletes On

World Series Second Place Team

The Bay County baseball
team finished second in the 1998

Dizzy Dean World Series with
Thursday's 7-3 loss to Pelham,

Alabama, the undefeated host
team. Bay County would have

had to beat Pelham twice to claim
the title, having already lost once
in the tourney.
Four Gulf County players
were members of the 1998 Bay
County baseball team, which won
the Florida Dizzy Dean State
Tournament and was runner-up
in the World Series.
The two players from
Wewahitchka were Dave Davis
and Champ Traylor, while Jarred
Patterson and Wayne Summers
were from Port St. Joe.
Summers was named to the
All Tournament, Team in the
World Series at Pelham, Alabama.

Gulf Rifle Club

Plans Rifle Matches

The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two separate .22 rifle benchrest
matches on Saturday morning,
July 15th. Registration and set-
up will start at 8:30 and the first
match, a BR-50 match, will start
at 9:30. "
The BR-50 match is a preci-
sion bullseye match fired with the
rifle supported on a benchrest. A
target with 50 bullseyes is placed
50 yards from the firing line and
the shooter has 30 minutes to fire
a shot at each bullseye. The rifle
has no restriction on weight and
the scope can be any power.
After the completion of the
BR-50 match, a modified IR
50/50 introductory match will be
shot. This match consists of 25
shots at bullseye targets placed
50 yards from the firing line.
The rifle will be restricted to a
.sporter type .22 rifle with a weight
limit to be finalized before the
match. Scope power cannot be set
greater than 6.5 power and the
cost of the .22 ammo cannot be

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greater than, $2 per box. Just'
about any good squirrel rifle will
work in this match.
Last Saturday, the club held
its monthly .22 pistol bullseye
match and hunter pistol metallic
silhouette match. Robert Gay won
the bullseye match with a score of
805: Bobby Gay had 768 for sec-
ond and Houston Whitfield was
third with 738.
The metallic silhouette match
was won by Bobby with 20 tar-
gets. Whiffield was second with
11 targets and John Fadio was
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There will be an adult male,
double elimination, softball tour-
nament held in Sneads at the
Adam Tucker Wilson Recreational
Complex on August 29. beginning
at 8:00 a.m. The tournament fee
will be $125.00 per team.
Each team will be responsible
for the supplying their own ASA
Core 47-95 redstitch softballs.
ASA rules will apply.
There will also be a "three
homeruns" and an "out" rule in
effect. All proceeds of this tourna-
ment will go to Sneads High
School Project Graduation. a non-
profit organization.
For early registration, teams
may mail team name, contact per-
son, phone number and entry fee
to Vickie Porter, SHS Project
Graduation. P.O. Box 20. Sneads.
FL 32460. For more information.
teams can call (850) 663-7335.
Monday through Friday. from
8:00 to 4:30 p.m., ET. or (850)
593-6922 and 593-5086 after
5:00 p.m. or on weekends.
Sign-up will be limited to the
first 12 teams. to submit the
required information.

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Marine Patrol Arrested

Four During Last Week

The Florida Marine Patrol
confiscated illegal nets on two
occasions during the last week in
Gulf County. On August 8. FMP
officers were working off of St. Joe
Point in Gulf County to detect Ille-
gal netting. At approximately
10:30 p.m., CT. they located a

DEP Workshop
You are invited to participate
in the following public workshop
to be held by the Department of
Environmental Protection's
Bureau of Marine Resource
Regulation and Development. The
topic of this workshop is the pro-
posed modification of Chapter.
62R-7. to require a marine sanita-
tion device on board commercial
and recreational vessels used for
shellfish harvesting, and a change
in rule to allow the interstate
relay of shellfish.
The area workshop will be
held next Monday, August 17,
from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the
Apalachicola Research Reserve,
located at 261 Seventh Street in

:'blacked out" vessel off of the
' point with two subjects on board.
The subjects were identified
as Marvin Lee Darna and Lewis
Don Miles, II. The officers discov-
ered that the subjects had a very
large monofilament net and fish
on board. The subjects did not
have the net properly stored and
were clearly inside state waters.
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criminal charges were filed on
both subjects. .
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County, when they came upon a
52' shrimp trawler out of
Pascagoula, Mississippi, named
"Ms. Nell."
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beach, clearly inside state waters.
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found to be greater than 500
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seized for violation of Article X.
SSec. 16 of the State Constitution.
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The Port St. Joe High School
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Gulf Coast Community College in
Panama City on July 20 to 22.
The Shark cheerleaders

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District IIPs Juvenile

Justice Board to Meet

CHAMPION CHEERLEADERS-Back row, Krystal Tharpe, left, and Alisha
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Area Educators are Prepared

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a series of staff development and
training programs entitled
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The satellite-delivered ses-
sions. produced by the Panhandle'
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the Impact these training sessions
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doubt the momentum will contin-
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teacher to teacher on the value of
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SUNCOM system to link sites by
phone. It also is available live.
through a simulcast on the
Internet and offers fax and a web-
site address for additional infoi--
"We asked districts to tell us
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' The District II Juvenile
Justice Board will hold its regular
quarterly meeting today. August'
13. at 10:00 a.m., ET. The meet-
,.:,.ng will be held at the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
Training Center in. Classroom A,
located at 2331 Phillips Road in'
The public is welcome and
encouraged to attend the meeting.

us to provide, and those are the
areas we are focusing on in this
series." explained Paula Waller.
Executive Director of' PAEC. "We
are committed to providing sub-
stantive, relevant training in the
most effective and convenient way
possible. It's not high-tech train-
ing for show; it's high-tech train-,
ing for quality." Waller said.
PAEC is comprised of 12
member counties, including Gulf
County and six participating
counties across Florida's
Panhandle. According. to Dr.,
Cindy Bigbee, PAEC Goals 2000
Distance Learning/Professional"
Development Project evaluator,
teachers are embracing the high-
tech training.
"The first program sold us on
the format completely. The con-
tent was just what we needed and
our teachers walked away with
answers to questions that they
had asked themselves over the
telephone. That's powerful," says
Rick Everitt. PAEC Program
Coordinator and Goals 2000
Project Manager.
The series resumes on
Tuesday. August 25th at 3:00
Eastern on the PAEC Educational
Channel and will continue on
September 22nd and October
:27th. For more information, con-
'tact Rick Everitt. PAEC. at
850/638-6131 or contact the
- PAEC website at wwwv.paec.org.

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all categories.
The most prestigious award
received was the NCA Bid for
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technical ability and crowd
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Seniors Meredith Godfrey,
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New TV Documentary:

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Commissioner of Education
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August 10 the release of a TV
documentary, "How Florida Got
Cool," produced by the Florida
Public Broadcasting Service
The documentary traces' the
life and inventions of John Gorrie,
an obscure 19th Century physi-
cian and inventor who lived in
i Apalachicola. Gorrie is known as
the "father" of modem refrigera-
tion and air conditioning.
The video was produced for
the Department to augment class-
room activities in Florida history.
These history requirements are
part of the Sunshine State
Standards for Florida public
Commissioner Brogan be-
lieves his documentary will be an
'important addition to class-
rooms-and is sending copies to
1,400 Florida public and private
middle and high schools, Florida
history museums, and libraries
next week.

."What students are going to
see is a true story about a great
Floridian, an outstanding civic
leader, and a great humanitarian.
Gorrie's inventions have made a
colossal impact on our lives and
the lives of people throughout the
world," said Brogan.
"How Florida Got Cool" will be
shown on many of Florida's pub-
lic television stations over the
next several months. Dr. David
Colburn, University of Florida's
vice provost, history professor,
and executive director of the
Askew Institute, introduces the
documentary for public television
viewing. He talks briefly about
why Florida history can be so
important to us today.
The "John Goirie" video is
part of a long range project-a
Florida history TV documentary
series being produced by FPBS.
"The Florida Story" will be a series
that traces Florida's history for.

the past 500 years.
The Department of Educa-
tion, along with the Department
of State, is helping to partially
fund the series. Foundation fund-
ing and private donations are
being raised by FPBS. Plans have
been made to premier the series,
"The Florida Story," in the fall of,
"To learn more about this,
interesting project, I suggest you
visit the 'Florida Story' website at
www.floridastory.com," expla ined
Commissioner Brogan.
"I invite middle school and
high school students, to partici-
pate in this website by submitting
their writings about Florida histo-
ry topics that interest them. If
their writings are selected, they
will be published on the 'Florida
Story' website," he added.

Gulf County

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August 20, at 2:00 p.m., ET.
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...Part 2 TheJourney ..- ,
STakihga youngster fishing can be one of the most ,ewktrdl g '
days you will ever spend. The success and the quality of "the journey
will depend on many factors, some over which you have control, and
some not. Let's talk about the controllable factors ... things you can
or should buy to make your fishing outing more successful. The people
at the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and Tracker Marine Kids All-
American Fishing Derby program have some recommendations. based
on years of experience with youngsters.
Tackle-Choose a reel and rod combination that fits your young-
ster's hands. Try it on for size first. The rod should be the same or close
to the same length as your child's height. This may sound fussy but, if
there's a choice, let's do it right. Choosing the proper tackle is very
Zebco manufactures plenty of youth-size fishing outfits, made
specifically for a youngster's hands, and besides that, they carry the
names of some of the most popular cartoon characters. What kid could
ask for more! These outfits come ready to fish with reel. rod. line in the
correct pound test and even a casting plug that's great for backyard pre-
tnp casting lessons ..
Terminal tackle-That's what the pros call it. It consists of hooks
and'sinkers the stuff that's at the end of the line. If you're in doubt
as to what you need for where you're going to fish, pay a visit to a near-
by bait and tackle shop or sporting goods store. They'll be eager to assist.
Remember that the hooks are sharp. however, so it's a good idea to have
adult supervision. .
Personally,: we're, big on bobbers. Buy a 'handful of bobbers, the
round ones, red and white, of course. Bobbers are great fun for kids,
especially In freshwater. Youngsters love to watch them and they make
it easy to detect a fish's nibble. Bobbers are made to be used In non-mov-
ing water situations, like a lake or pond, not particularly a stream or
river. Put the bobber approximately two to three feet above the bait and
sit back and watch. The colorful action Is almost hypnoUc.
It would also be really good for you to get the youngster his or her
own little tackle box. They love to organize It and study all the items.
Tackle boxes, like the reel and rod combos, come in bright colors.
are small to fit a youngster's hands and. of course. come complete
with cartoon characters on them.
The next item on the journey list will make some of you
laugh, but it works. Take along a coffee can or non-break-
able container and a small minnow dip-net. All kids
love to collect things along the water's edge and maybe
bring home a few samples for the home aquarium..
The fishing trip
is going to require
bait. According to
Ron Gentzen, co- .
founder of Hooked
On Fishing Interna-
tional, "Worms are
the most popular bait at
the over 1,100 annual Bass
Pro Shops and Tracker
Marine Kids All-American
Fishing Derby events." Worms work!
What:a great slogan... sounds like public relations campaign by the nation-
al worm advisory coalition. But it's true, they do work. They catch almost all
fish in almost all situations. Worms are really not too difficult to put on a
hook. Every primer on fishing will show you illustrations of at least three
,time-tested methods of putting a' worm on a hook.
"Another sure-fire bait, number two in the overall bait preference sur-
vey," continued Gentzen, "is the minnow." For this you'll need a minnow
bucket and a stop at your local bait and tackle shop. That small dip net will
come in handy again here. Other Important items to take along on your "jour-
ney" are insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses' and sunscreen lotion, and the
most single important item: snacks! Something about fresh air, the great out-
doors and the adventure of fishing makes kids hungry and thirsty.
"I've seen kids at the derbies eating hot dogs and drinking soda pop at
7:30 a.m. Throw in a doughnut and they're really happy," said Gentzen. Pack
along a small ice chest with juice, water or soft drinks, along with a sack full
of snacks. Or, you can begin a memorable tradition of going out for breakfast
on your way, or. stopping for a special lunch at the conclusion of your outing
It all adds something to the excitement of the trip.
Our final installment, Part 3 "The Results", will feature information on
water safety, casting practice, what to do with the fish, and remembering the
most Important factor on the fishing trip ... having funt For more informa-
tion on the.Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Marine Kids All- American Fishing
Derby program, or to become a host of anr event'in 1999, contact Hooked On
Fishing International, P. 0. Box 249, Disney, OK 74340. The programs
offered free throughout the country and is sponsored by some of the nation's

finest companies including: American Rod & Gun, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor
.World, Berkley Inc., Gator Grip, Roads to Adventure Magazine, Southwest
Airlines, TNN Outdoors, Tracker Marine and Zebco.

Avert Childhood Drownings

With the Help

of Barriers, CPR,

and Supervision

Florida's warm weather
makes water activities popular
here year-round. In addition to a
much longer swimming season
than ,most places, Florida has
more than 1,300 miles of open
coast shoreline, 7,748 lakes, 49 ,,
rivers and over a million swim .
ming pools and spas.
So perhaps it should be 'no
surprise that Florida has one of
the nation's highest drowning
death rates. A total of 425 people,
drowned in Florida in 1996, the
last year for which figures are
The Florida Injury Prevention, ,
Program reports that the highest
drowning rates occurred among
boys four years old and younger.
Drowning is a leading killer of,
toddlers in Florida.
While most drownings in that'
age group occur in home swim-
ming pools, it is also possible for,
small children to fall victim in

bathtubs, buckets, toilets and
septic tanks. Any body of water
and almost anything that holds
water is a potential danger.
Adult supervision, effective
barriers and a knowledge of car-
diopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
are the most important factors in
providing a safer pool and home
The Florida Department of
Agriculture 'and Consumer
Services urges everyone to take
the following measures to avoid
the tragedy of childhood drown-
*Never take your eyes off a
child when he or she is in or near
a body of water-not even for a
second. Don't rely solely on barri-
ers, such as ences or walls. There
is no substitute for constant adult
supervision., ,
*Don't consider your children
to be "drown-proof' just. because
they have completed swimming
classes. Also, don't rely on inflat-
able, devices to keep your child
afloat. .
eMake sure your pool or spa
has a high fence, wall or safety
cover. See that all gates haveself-

latching mechanisms
*Make sure safety covers; are "
completely closed when the pool
or spa is not in use:.
O*LaInri leaving techniques.
including cardiopulmonary resus-
citation (CPR).
*Install a phone, or keep a
cordless phone, near the pool or
spa: area.
*Post emergency medical set-'
vices phone numbers, such..as&
911, in an easy-to-see place near
the pool or spa. Make sure that
everyone learns how to use these'
phone numbers. .
*Prohibit swimming during
stormy weather. Lightning is,
always a threat in a storm.
*Provide appropriate water
safety instruction to children.
*Empty all water from buck-:
ets "and other containers in and ''

around the house. Five-gallon
buckets are especially dangerous
because most people don't per-
ceive them as being dangerous.
Keep toilet lids closed and bath-
tubs drained.

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 his' staff.
will be at 'the Gulf County
'Courthouse, in, the downstairs
conference room, from 9:00 to
1 1:30 a.m., ET, on Friday, August
21. : '


JULY 14, 1998
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular ses-
sion with th-e I.llowinr, members present:
Chairman Warren J Yeager, Jr. and
Commissioners iomm Knox. Naihan Peters.
Jr. (7:02 p.m.), John Stanley. Jr.. and Billy E.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy J. McFarland, Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C Birmiriham Deputy .Clerk
Towan McLrmore Chief Administrator Don
Butler Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg Administrator/Emergency Manage-
ment Director Larry Wells. Buiding Official/
Assistant Planner Michael Hammond,
Emergency Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, County Engineer
Representative Bill Kennedy, Maintenance
Superintendent Joe Bearden. Road
Superintendent Bob Lester, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, South Gulf County
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffln, Veterans'
Service Officer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo
Williams, Sheriff Frank McKelthen. Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent. and Deputy
Sheriffs Buddy Cumbie. Booby Plair. and
John Garner
The meeting was called to order at.7:00
p.m., E.D.T.
Building Official Hammond opened the
meeting with prayer, and Chairman Yeager
led the Pledge of Allegiance to the.Flag.,. -
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motor by
Commissioner Knox6, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous vote.
the Board approved the Consent Agenda and
Supplemental Consent Agenda. as follows:
II Minutes
June 22. 199'i Special Meeting
June 23, 1998 Regular Meeting
June 25, 1998 Special Meeting
June 29, 1998 Special Meeting
July 2. 1998 Special Meeting
July 2. 1998 Highl-dand iew Water
Board Meeunig
2) Agreements
Gulf Forestry Camp/Gulf County (Work
31 Appointment "
Bla Bend Health Council Representative
IDoug Kentl
41 Easement
Fill Du-t (Bcrdersi
51 Insurance Request
Family Dental lCollmsi
6) In police
Agency for Health Care Admlnistration -
Medicaid (March. 1998 S S3.916.85/
April. 1998 S5.170.00 / Ma%. 1998 *
86.682 50 to be paid from Welfare
Medicaid Account 152264-341001
Disaster Resource Management T S.
Alberto Buy-Out Program l98-07-01 *
$18.450 00 to be paid from T. S
Alberto Bu,-Out Grant Funds)
S. M. Marley 6 Associates T. S. Alberto
S Buy-Out Program (,3003- 17 Sandller
SS845000 '/ 3003-20 Hlton *
S450.00 / 3003-31 Henderson "
S450.00 / 3003-32 Snhder S450.00
/ a3003-33 Brown S450 00 / 93003.-
35 Thompson 845000 to be paid
from T S. Alberto Buy-Out Grant Funds)
7) S.H L.P
Dissolution of S.HI.P. 'Advisory
Rehabilltauon Loan Douds ($5.060.00)
1. Agreement
Kleski & Assoclates/BCC lWewahitchka
Health Dept I .
2. Budget Amendment Re.,oluuon
SH C.F.D Loan iFire Truckl
3 Inmoice
County Attorney Timothy McFarland
(June, 1998 $2,362.50 to be paid
from County Attorney: Professional
Services Billings Account #2131.4-
31 1001 '*
S-First Choice Reporter Court Reporting
(June. 1998 S858 75 to be paid from
various court reporter line items)
KMT, Inc. Industrial Park (#91i
$94,229.47 to be paid from Industrial
Park line items)
PBS&J Appraisals -'"Buy-Out"
Program (#83723 $6,800.00 to be
paid from T. S. Alberto "Buy-Out" Grant
Preble-Rish, Inc. Admin. Bldg.
"Hardening" (#61067 $750.00 to be
paid from Haz. Mit. Grant: Professional
Services Account #21825-31000)
Preble-Rish, Inc. Industrial Park
(#61068 $600.00 to be paid frdm
E.D.A. Grant Funds *Account #24852-
31000) ,
Preble-Rish, Inc. Beaches Fire
Department Addition (#61076 *
$1,710.00 to be paid from BGC:
Professional Services Engineering, *
Account #21111-31100) .
Preble-Rish, Inc. Cape Palms Park
(#61077 $800.00 to be paid from
F.R.D.A.P. Grant: Professional Serviqes
Account #26472-31000) e
Southeastern Mechanical Contractihg
(#2/1466 $23,157.00 to be paid from
Haz. Mit. Grant Funds)
4. Ordinance Language Clarification (#94-1l0)
5. S.H.I.P.
Down Payment Assistance
Bryan ($11.615.00)
Dimitrijevich ($11.61-5.00)
-Pace ($11,615.00)
Subordination Agreement
First Union/Leanna Combs
First Union/Regina Grantland '

PALMS PARK-Pursuant to advertisement to
receive sealed bids for construction of Phase
II of Cape Palms Park (19798- 161, the follow.
ing bids were reqened and tabled for review
by County Engineer Bill Kennedy, and Chief
Admlnlsuator Buder
Bestway Construction Company,
$123,405.00; Carr Engineering &
Construction, $127,925.00; C. R. Smith &
Son, Inc., $141;374.00; Granger Asphalt
Paving. $104.385.00: Roberts Sand
Company. 8129 123 57. Southeastern
Mechanical Contracting. S 126.757 00. !
RECEIVE BIDS #9798-17 / W.C.F.D.
FIRE TRUCK-Pursuant to adertisement to,
receive sealed bids (#9798-171 to sell a 1966
Seagraves Fire Truck for the White City Fire
Department, no bids were received.
Purs-jant tro adlerusement to receive sealed,
bids. 1(9798-191 lor a building addition for
the Beaches Fire Department the following
bids were received. Fisher Construction.
$25,800 00, Southeastern Mechanical
Contracting, $26,895.00.
After discussion by Chief Administrator
Butler, that these amounts exceed the
amount of funds available for the project
Commissioner Knox motioned to reject the
bids. Commissioner Traylor seconded the
moon. and it passed unanimously .
Pursuant to advertisement to hire two 12)
temporary contract emplo)ee-s for the Road
Department Road Superintendent Lester
recommended Donald Dickens and Geore
Thomas. IIll pon motion b Commissloper J
Traylor. second bL Commissioner Kro.. and
unanimous \ote. the Board agreed to hire
these individuals. effecuve July 20. 1998.
UNION-Upon recommendation by Chlel
Administrator Buder. Commissioner Traylor
motioned to post a notice for a Tractor
Operator Igrass-cutterl for the Road
Department Commissioner Stanley seconded
the mouon. and it passed unanimously
C.D.B.G.-Chlef Administrator Buder report-
ed on a letter received from Jordan &
Associates. staying that Gulf County has over
700 points for the Highland View roadways
project C.D.B&G. application.
Upon discussion by Bill Kennedy, of Preble-
Rish, Inc .about the Industrial Park septic
system, Commissioner Travlor motioned to
approve Change Order #3 from KMT, Inc. (in
the amount of &8.800.00) to install a pump-
ing septic s6 stem at the Industrial Park and
to amend dthe General Fund budget 'in the
amount of S2.000.00 (as follows) to cover this
expense. Commissioner Kno\ seconded the
mouon, and It passed unanimously
Industrial Park.
Improvements Other Than Buildings
#24852-63000 $2,000.00
Reserne for Contingencies
.n99984-95000 $2,000.00
WASTE (ARGUS)-Upon motion, by
Commissioner Knox, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to place an advertisement
in The Star. reminding senior citizens that
they get a 10% discount on the garbage col-
lection rates (ad to be paid from Small
County Solid Waste Grant funds). :
TOLL CHARGES-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Knox. and 'unailinmous vote,
the Board agreed to contact' ithe Public
Service Commission to request that tele-
phone calls between' Port St. Joe, and
Wewahitchka be toll-free:
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley and unard-
mous vote. the Board agreed for non-oar
gaining unit employees to 'sell back up tc.
one (1) week of vacation time.
Commissioner Peters motioned to advertise
to receive'sealed bids for repair of the bridges
on Doc Whitfleld Road, and Commissioner
Stanley seconded the motion. After discus-
sion that the "approaches" to the bridges are
what will be repaired, the motion passed
DEPARTMENT-Chief Administrator Butler
requested the Board's permission to adver-
tise to receive sealed bids for a new fire truck
for the Beaches Fire Department, stating that
their 1986 fire truck will be sold to the White
City Fire Department. Upon motion by
Commissioner Knox, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved this request.
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed, to advertise to receive
sealed bids for well monitoring and analysis
services for the landfills.
-RADIO SHACK-Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to advertise to receive
sealed bids for a generator for the County
radio shack.
gency Management Director Wells reported
that a Presidential Declaration for Individual
Assistance has been issued due to the fire

riazards In Flunda and he thanked the fire
departments throughout the County for their
hard work in containing the fires within Gullf
County. .. '
by' Emergencr, Management Director Wells,.
Commissioner Peters motioned to allow the
Chairman to sign the new Hurricane Opal
Hazard Miltgation Grant application...
Commissioner Stanley seconded the motion,
and it passed .inarnimousli.
gency Mlanai2enienrt Coordinator Nelson
reported that the Arm% Corps o01' Engneers
has iritalled hifh water markers and stia'l
gauges along the rnler and a Telemark gauge
will be instiAlled on the old dam bridge on
Lake Grove Road.
genc.' Mar.acerment Coordinator Nelson
reported on a letter re,-ened from the ULi.S
Department of Comrmere regardinga bound-
ar) change bet'.een Gulf and Franklin
Counties (Forbes Island would be given to
Franklin County). After discussion, the
Board requested that Attorney McFarland
and Chiel Administrator Butler research
ownership of thi- property and check on the
consequences un this change.
SAUL'S CREEK ROAD-Upon discus-
sion by Commissioner Peters regarding the
need for the County to repair the Saul's
Creek Road Emeroenc\ Management
Coordinator Nelson reported-.or hif progress
rith' s'ceking assittarne Irrom the State. The
Board requested thai he proceed in tryinglto
i it.l (r.f n g Irom the State .. .
Upon motion by Commissioner Knox, second'
by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to obtain a cost esti-
mate from Preble-Rish Inc fo.r construction
of a boat ramp on the left side ol' the existing
boat ramps at the Whte Cit Park
ROAD-Commissioner Stanley thanked the
Solid Waste Department for removing the
flood debris.in Howard Creek, and stated that
,,he had received several calls from citizens
regirdrin repair of the Saul s Creek Road.
WORK CREW VANS-Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley' about requests from
Churches to use the County work crew vans,
the Board discussed that it Is their policy not
--to allow private organizations to use the
., Yeager reminded everyonee that there is a spe-
c:.al meeting scheduledd for July 20, 1998 at
12 00 p m., E D T. to receive the bids for the
new telephone-system, arid that there is a
.special budget meeting on July 15, 1998 at
5:0,0 p.m., E.D.T. :,.., ,. ,
MENT / REFERENDUM-Upon motfln by
Commissioner Trayl..,r, second 'by
Commissioner -Knox,'.and unanAmous vote,
the Board agreed to place the tax breaks for
new industry issue on a referendum, and to
hold a workshop to establish how it should
be worded. '
DITCH OAK GROVE-Upon motion by,
Commissiioner TraNlor. second by,
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous \ote,
the Board agreed to pay the bill for placing a
culvert in the ditch at Oak Grove (as request-
ed by Melody Woodham) from the Mosquito
Control Department instead of paying it
from District V's Special Proiects Funds.
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner, Stanley, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to donate
$500.00 to Mold-A-Male ($106o00,firon each ,.
Commissioners' Special Projects Funds).
Mary Dekle. of Legal Services of Northwest
Florida,' appeared before the Board to request
that they adopt an ordinance for a filing fee
add-on (civil cases) to fund legal services for
indigent Gulf County residents. Upon
inquiry, Ms. Dekle reported that all funds
collected by Giulf County will be used in Gulf
County (by Legal Services). Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, ''- second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to hold a public hearing to
consider adoption of the proposed'ordiiance.,
Superintendent Henry 'Alford, of the
Department of Corrections, appeared before
the Board to report that .they have. a
Corrections' Officer available for the District
IV work crew. Commissioner Peters agreed to
use their supervisor, and Commissioner
Traylor thanked the representatives of Gulf
Correctional Institute for their assistance to
the County:. Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed not to
hire a new work 'crew foreman for District IV.
AWARD BID (#9798-16) / CAPE
PALMS PARK-Chief Administrator Butler
recommended that the Board award bid
#9798-16 fox constructionrof Phase II; of Cape
Palils Park to Granger Asphalt Paving, in the
amount of $104,385.00. Upon motion,by
Commissioner Peters, second by
SCommissioner Stanley, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved this recommendation.
.Chief Administrator Butler reported that Tom
Gibson has requested .that the subdivision
fee be waived for an application which he had
submitted prior to the new subdivision ordi-
nance being enacted (his application was put
"on hold" during the moratorium).
Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve.
this request, and Commissioner Knox sec-
onded the motion for discussion. After dis-
cussion about the price of the fee and the
price of the lots, the motion passed unani-
The meeting recessed at 7:50 p.m.,

The meeung reconvened at 8:18 p.m..
Peters stated that Aaron Tyree has a problem
with his property flooding, and discussed the
possibility of extending the ditch and con-
structing a berm Alter discussion regarding
the location, the Board requested that Road
Superintendent Lester review this matter and
make a recommendation to the Board.
COUNTY ROAD 5-David Taunton
appeared to request that the Board pursue
funds to pave County Road 5. Upon motion
by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Stanley and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed for Chairman Yeager to
meet with St..Joe Corporation and Neal Land
& Timber representatives regarding right-of-
way easements and for Chief Administrator
Butler to pursue grant funds for paving the
ING-Marion Hough appeared before the
Board to express concerns regarding training
exercises planned by the Department of the
Air Force at Compass Lake and Carrabelle,
requesting that the Board contact Legislators
regarding damage (Itrea) which may result
from use of the flares.
appeared before the Board to discuss the
property at the Industrial Park site, stating
that she Is very supportive of Cox Associates
4 a'ip os8Bbl' friaht:i. '** "* ^- .
Sre'quest by Manon Hough. Chairman Yeager
"directed Chief 'Administrator Butler to notify
Preble-R-sh. Inc. that the County would like
a list ,of all roads paved In the 1995 Bond
Issue Palng Project within four (4) weeks.
inquiry by Marion Hough, Chief
Administrator Butler reported that loops on
the ends of the Beaches Water System are
almost impossible, but flushing devices have
been installed. Upon discussion that Gerald
Shearer keeps the lines flushed. Ms. Hough
requested that a copy of the original water
system plans be obtained from F.M.H.A.
Upon Inquiry. b' Marilyn Blackwell. the
Board discussed that a road list has. been
presented, but the entire Board has not
accepted it as the official list.
sioner Peters discussed the need for reduced
speed' signs near the Stumphole area (right-
hand side pull-off), and the need for a flash-
er at the intersection of C30 and C30E.
Chairman Yeager stated that he will check on
these areas.
There being no further business anid
upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sep-
ond by, Commissioner Stanley, ,and unani-
mous vote, the' meeting did then adjourn at
8:50 p.m., E.D.T.

JULY20, 1998
The Gplf, County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Warren J. Yeaget', Jr. arid
Commissioners Tommy Knox and Nathan
Peters, Jr. and Billy E. Traylor were absent>.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham.
Deputy Clerk Towan LMcLemore, Chief
Administrator Don Butler; Administrative
Assistant Debbe: Wibberg, Administrator/
Emergency Management Director 'Larry
Wells, Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson, and
Maintenance Superintendent Joe Bearden.
The meeting was called to order at
12:04 p.m., E.D.T.
advertisement to receive sealed bids (#9798-
18) for a new telephone system for the
Courthouse complex, the following bids were
received: TennMark Telecommunications.
Inc., No Bid; GT COM, $38,838.00.
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters,
Second by Commissioner Knox. and unani-
mous (3-0) vote, the Board tabled .;the bid
until July 28th for review and recommenda-
tion by Chief Administrator Butler and
Administrator Wells.
PROGRAM-Emergency ,Management
Director Wells reported thiat: a 75/25 'Hazard
Mitigation Grant is available, and he suggest-
ed that the County support the City of
Wewahitchka's application for this grant.
which will be used to renovate their commu-
nity building (used as a shelter in that area
during, emergencies). Upon motion :.by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Knox, and- unanimous (3-0)
vote, the Board approved.this request.
Upon discussion about the Tractor Operator
position which was posted at, the Road
Department, Commissioner Knox. motioned
to also post a notice for a Tractor operator at
the Mosquito Control Department.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (3-0).
There being no further business' and
upon motion by Commissioner Knox, second
by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote (3-0), the meeting did then adjourn at
12:14 p.m., E.D.T.

AG. 2


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Saved From

"He that believeth .. shall be
MARK 16:16

WAS TALKING WITH A MAN recently about
everyone's need for salvation. He asked me, What's wrong
with things as they are? What is it we are to be saved from?"
S It seems that after all these years, since Jesus came from
heaven on His Saving Mission, there are still those who do not
know this old sinful world will one day be destroyed. All who
have entered the "Ark of Safety" provided by Jesus, will be
saved from this inferno. Everyone who rejects that free Gift of
t God, will be eternally lost.
God's Word of Truth, The Holy Bible, tells us all about
the spiritual condition of mankind. In Matthew 19:17 Jesus tells
us there is no one on earth "good,' Romans 3:10 tells us the
same, "There is none righteous, no not one."
God, The Father, being righteous, Himself, has determined
that only those who are also righteous, will inherit His glorious
ethrnal'future. He has also determined that the only way evil
humanity will ever, be "righteous" is by having their sins
covered by the blood of. His sinless and righteous "Lamb of
S God," His Son, Jesus Christ.
In Ephesians 2:8 and 9, we are told that salvation is by the
Grace (Merciful Gift) of God. It cannot be obtained by any
Good works we might be depending on. Doing good is certainly
the right thing. Everyone, especially those who have accepted
God's Gift of Life with Him, should always try to do right.
In the 3rd chapter of II Peter, we are warned that the world
you and I know and live on, will one day melt with fervent heat.
One of the definitions of "fervent" according to the Dictionary,
is "Glowing Hot". In other words, melting hot.
I am'convinced, if we were all at season a sinking ship, and
there was a rescue vessel standing by, we would not question
our need for being saved. God's Word has proven true in the
fulfillinent of its prophecies in the past, and I for one, am
looking for this one to be fulfilled also. We are faced with a far
more devastating and longer-lasting tragedy, than drowning at
sea. Why would anyone hesitate to say to Jesus, "I want to be
saved from this destructive time. Please forgive my sins and
save me." If done in faith, believing, that is all it will take.

School's In Session Drive With Caution!

r' '311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
-sifS ^' .',. *.." Sunday School,9:45 wm w '' R,ci n, o !' ;
Wed. Night at-7,00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
'"O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed 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
:? 2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe,
Church Office 227-1493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor
'Sunday School .. ... . 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .. ... I 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ... . 6:30 p.m.
*r ,, W edniesd y .. .. . . .. 7:00p.m. '
SWe Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us'

.111 orth 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410.

"/, ;WorshipServices ......... ........... 9:00 a.m. CT
S .Church School ...... ............... 10:15 a.m. CT

Rev. Ted Lovtlace, Pastor .. Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 Office Phone: 648-8820


S--'--,,' ..'. 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
ty* | Sunday School 9:45
^ 8:00 a.m. (CT)


Discover God's love!

Discover God's love!
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
1601 Long Avenue Pbrt St Joe 229-8691



Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth

1st Methodist's Outreach Ministry
:~~~~~ ~~ ~~~~~ :. *-.;., : .-

The First United Methodist"'
Church enjoys the mission work
that it is able to do through the
Care Closet, located on Highway
98 next the The Big Barn.
At this time of year when
school is starting, many people

with children may need ass
tance. If you do, you can fi
some nice, worthwhile clothing
yourself and your children. M(
of the items sell for 254t to $1.
each. The small amount of fun
'received are put back into I
Outreach Ministry.

g Mizpah

-In Genesis 31:49 we
find, "The Lord watch
between you and me,
when we are absent one
from the other."
Sometimes this is
referred to as the Mizpah
Oliver F. Taylor Benediction. This often is
Visitation Minister, First used by friends when
United Methodist Church thr are separated for
the are separated for
some time.
I want God to watch over my family and
friends ..This is part of my daily prayer., Our
prayers should cover those we love, as well as
changes we want God to consider. Christ said in
those last days; riot my Vwill but Thy will be done.
Sometimes it is difficult to let go and let God
control. Our destiny. In pride, we always want to
be in charge. Many years ago I turned my life
over to Christ. God continues to watch'over me.

Woman's Day
New Bethel A.M.E. Church of
Port St. Joe. located at the corner
of Avenue "C" and Highway 98,
will host its Woman's Day
Celebration Sunday. August 16th.
Speaker for the occasion will
be Sister Elizabeth Westley of
Delray Beach. You will hear a
wonderful message which you will
Church school, will begin at
9:30 a.m., followed by morning
worship services at 11 a.m., and
the evening service at 6 p.m.
Dinner will be served following
morning worship.
The acting pastor of the day,
Sister Dorise Griffin and the
church family invite each of you
to attend.

, .

Exercise Program
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens are now offering an exer-
cise program, two days a week,
that is designed for men and
.women, ages 60 ,and over. The
'classes will be held every Tuesdy
and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the
Senior Citizens Center in Port St.
SJoe. All seniors are Invited to
come out, get in shape. and have
a good time........ .

Quilt Giveaway
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens are presently selling tick-
ets for a full-size, hand-made
quilt. These tickets are being sold
at local grocery stores in Port St.
Joe and door to door.
The proceeds will:'be used for
Sthe local "Meals on Wheels" pro-
gram. Volunteers Elizabeth Bel-
low and Paula Garcia will be sell- '
ing these tickets.
The seniors would like to
extend a thank you to the public
for the wonderful support that the
program receives from this great
The drawing for this quilt will
be held on September 4. Ticket
holders need rinot be present to
''w in : .

fudge Self First
iesus lells us in Marthe. 7 1, notl to be
judgmental cl .our brother'
We need to cleanup ourown act, before tryingto
to clean up others.
To judge someone could co-l you a friend.
You can sa, things thai lime won't mend
I' e seen it h'app er, been husband and ifie
It can take a toll. and cause much slrtic.
] ie seen it happen churches lto..
WIhere there ued to be one. noi there's two.
Lusts oi the Ilesh, are here to tla\
Pride and arrogance are about the same way.'
The loteu ol mrney right at the tcp.
Untdl esus comes back none ot itll slop.
The onl wasa out is It confess it all Io God
Ak Himun then for vwisdom. as in thiu world
you trod..
We're put here lor a reason but many times
we don I te.
Just ask God to help you become the person
He called you to be.
Billy Johnson

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Respite Care Offered
An Alzheimer's Facility Based
Respite Care Program is now
available through the Gulf County
Senior Citizens for the caretakers,
of Alzheimer's patients.
This program will provide a
short break, of up to four hours a
day, for caregivers of Alzheimer's
patients. Patients can be brought
to the center and left for a period
of one to four hours, allowing the
the caretakers to rest, run
errands, go to an appointment, or
simply have some time to them-
While,, at the center,' all
patients will be supervised by a
professional. dedicated staff.
Activities will be provided as well
.as a small snack.
Port St. Joe's senior citizen
.center will offer this program on
Monday and Wednesdays from
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.. ET, and the
Wewa center will offer it on
Thursday from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.,
CT. Please call Marion Simmons
at 229-8466 for more information.

COnducting Outreach
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be conducting out-
reach on August 27 at Walker's
Dixie Dandy in Highland View,
beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Gulf
County Seniors are committed to
continuing to reach people 60 and
over to inform them of their many


urop Dy the are Cioset.every
Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m.
to 12:00 noon. ,

00 .
1ds Singer at
Beach Baptist
The Beach Baptist Chapel
would like to extend a, cordial
invitation to everyone to, come
hear Robin Lester, a. talented
singer, perform this Sunday, 'at
11:00 a.m. at the church. 'Please
attend this service.

Victory Temple

_To Host Revival
Elder Lonnie Mitchell of New
SBeginning Assembly of., the Saints
Church will be in revival at
Victory Temple First, Born
Holiness Church, located at the
WIG :Center on Peters Street,
through Saturday, August 15, at
7:30 p.m. nightly.
Pastor. Charles. Gathers and
the congregation would like to
;extend an open invitation to you.
Come and your, soul will be
blessed. '

The friendly.place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
S .Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m, (all ages)
WednesdaW Adult PraN er & Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central!' ,
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico.Beach Comer 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 1 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study ............................................. 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship ............................... 7 p.m.
ROSA L GARLAND, pastor August

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508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756 >
Sunday Worship. i.10 a.m. '
Adult School. .11 a.m.
*Sunday School '
*Young Children '
*Nursery Available Highway 71/ Ce
Pastor Rcv. J. Rcid Cameron

Sixteenth Street

cil Costin Sr. Blvd.

f First Baptist Church
1 -, 'AfeIn Welborn ',"- ,Buddy Caswell
1 Postior Minister of Music & Yourh
Sunday School, .. :... 1.,:: .. ... 9:45 am'
Sda:0S0 am
I---I Worship Service ........ .... 11:00 am
Disciple Training . . . 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .. ..... ....... .... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeling ........... 7:00 pm

Teaching the Truth of God's Word

801 20th St. Port St. Joe 229-6707

4' ,

Rev,. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School.. ....... .... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service.............1..... 1:00 a. m.
Evening Service........................ :00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting.. .7:00 p.m.


*Constituti oranduMonument
tch te PortsSt. oe
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship .......6:00 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.



Bible Study:,- Wor
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Su
6 p.m. Wednesday Nu
Call 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 Prt St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(/10.mile north .,Overstreet Road)

The Church of Christ
in WeWahitchka wants to nAke a difference in your life.
Sunday School 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service 10 a.m. CDT
Sunday Evening Worship 5 p.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. CDT




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S~emeaea4~ aad ec~,ad~ Sdaca~m ~ticda~e~

From the Principal of


High School

by Larry A. Mathes '* .'

179 Days To Go!

School openings are not
much different than anything
else. There are always a few mix-
ups, but for the most part, open-
ing day went smoothly. The usual
number of requests to change
schedules causes most most of
the confusion that occur. I guess
a policy of "no change" would be
the only way to avoid the situa-
tion. Things should settle into
place soon enough.
"Open House" last Thursday
night was another record crowd.
Parents and students mingled
with teachers and circulated
through the' buildings, comment-
ing on the improved appearance
of the building and classrooms--
the result of much hard work by
our maintenance and custodial
staff and work crews from our
local prisons. Encourage your
student to do his/her part to help
maintain the appearance of their
Football practice for varsity
started Mdnday. If numbers were
the only thing that counted, the
Gators would be in trouble, as
Coach Flowers expected only 18
heads to report. If that is the case,
they had better be tough heads.
Actually, when I first came to
WHS, we only dressed out 17

the yitrn'_

News Column.
Faith Christian School
We welcome our Lion's Tale
readers to another year at Faith
Christian. We began 24-years ago
in,the, fall bf 1974 with- 12 five-
year-old kindergarten students.
We thank the Lord for each
student who has come through
our doors, and we pray that the
Christian influence from our
Bible-based curriculum, our
study of God s Word and our ded-
icated teachers have permeated
their lives for good. Please pray
with us foe a successful 1998-99
school year.
Orientation for grades one
through 12 will he held Monday
evening. August 17, beginning
promptly at 7 p.m. Grades one
through four will meet in their
homerooms with their teachers,
and grades five to 12 will meet in
the auditorium before going to
their classrooms.
Monday morning the kinder-
garten children will meet with
their teachers at these different
times: five year olds at 8:30; four
year olds at 9:30; three year olds
at 10:30; and two year olds at
The first full day of school for
all students begins at 8:05,
Tuesday, August 18. Students in
K-2 and K-3 will be dismissed at
11:30; K-4 will get out at 11:45;
and K-5 will leave at 12 noon.
Grades one through four will
be dismissed at 2:15 p.m. and
grades seven to 12 will be finished
at 2:45 p.m. Extended school day
ends at 5:30 p.m. Tutoring is part
of the program.
Our teachers will meet
August 12, 13 and 14, for training
and to prepare for the new year.
The school office will be open from
nine until five this week and from
7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. after
school begins. We welcome visits
and inquiries to our facilities.
Please call us at 229-6707.

lU tfcounty Schools
ni;'Scrwh enu- K(' :
1 211 998

MON- Chicken Patty on Bun,
Hash Brown Patty, Fruit Crisp
and Milk.
TUES- Meat Loaf, Mashed
Potatoes, Green Beans,
Peaches, Roll and Milk.
WEDS- Burrito, Lettuce,
Tomato, Banana, Jello,
Cornbread and Milk.
THURS- Ham and Cheese
Bake, Greens, Pineapple,
Chocolate Cake and Milk.
FRI- Sausage Pizza, Tossed
Salad, Pears, Bread Sticks and

players for several games. Since
then, numbers have fluctuated,
but not very much. There were a
few more than 30-but not often.
most seasons we dress out
between 20 and 25, so they have
to be tough!
And, of course, the state did-
n't help matters by moving many
former 3-A schools down into the
numerical advantage. Years ago,
we were considered one of the
larger schools in our class-now,
WHS is one of the smallest
schools that offers varsity football
to its students.
Football requires hard, hot,
dirty work, and plenty of it. It is
becoming more and more difficult
to find the number of students
who are willing to pay the price
that it takes to become winners.
Some may not believe it, but foot-_
ball is a great character builder. It
does help to teach students how
to overcome obstacles.
They're gone now, but it's not
too late to congratulate those
from last year who have received
some awards. Luke Taunton, as
Big Bend Athlete of the Year, led
the parade, but others received
recognition by way of athletic
Cecil Jackson. Diana
Taunton, Aimee Pridgeon,
Jennifer Barnes, Holly Atkins, to
name a few-and I've probably
missed some others. Ike Mincy
earlier had received a scholarship
to. the University of Montana.
Let's hope this year yields the
same results.
A reminder about the pro-
posed changes in attendance and
exemptions-please take note.
Students must bring their excuse
for being absent the day they
return. They will not be allowed
back in class: without either an
excused or unexcused pass from
the attendance office. Parents will
begin receiving notification after
the third absence.
Exemptions for those with 94,
or better may not have any unex-
cused (and no more than two
excused) absences. Those with an
85 or better may not have any
absence of either type to be
exempt. Previous disciplinary
restrictions still apply.
Have a great dayl

School Bus Driver-

Training Class Set
A bus driver training class .is.:
scheduled to begin on Monday,-
August 24 at 6:00 p.m.,- EDT. This
class meets for a minimum of,
forty (40) hours and full-time,
attendance is required Other:
requirements are physical exami-
nation, fingerprint check and a-
drug-alcohol screening.C
Call Daisy Pittman for regis--
+v-finnifn 63r-924229 c 0


Last week, I ..
wrote about tobac-
co in the movie
industry. The
movie industry -
makes billions. -
and billions of dol-
lars a year from
One good example of this type
of manipulation comes from a
movie that came out a couple of
years back.' Remember the
Superman movie. Now, if I'm cor-
rect, the majority of the audience
is teens or young kids. Philip
Morris paid to .get Lois Lane to
smoke Marlboro cigarettes.
In the comic books from
which the concept of the movie is
based on. Lois has never smoked,
a cigarette at all. In one action
scene of the momie. a truck crash-
.es into a Marlboro van.
These are definitely not coin-
cidences. These are great exam-
ples of how Phillip Morris targets
young audiences.
Well. you might say that this'
happened In the 80's. and they
would never allow such an appar-
*ent targeting of youth in movies.
They still do. it's subtle but It still
happens. In youth oriented
movies at least one person
smokes.. In real life. orny .rfl.-,
teens use or have used any type of
tobacco. Why then do most teens
as well as adults smoke in movies.
Just like a popular song says. "It's
all about the Benjamins Baby."
That is the attitude reflected
in the minds of the executives in
big tobacco. It will continue to be.
because for some reason, politi-
clans think the same way as the
If you have any questions or
comments write to' truth c/o Joe
Robinson. 228 8th Street. Port St.
Joe, FL 32456.

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from Highland View Elementary School

Hello! We are open and
going strong in our 1998-99
school year! Notice our new
"facelift" as you pass by or just
come on in to say hello. Visitors
and volunteers are welcome ..
we ask you just to check in at the
office before venturing into the
Volunteers are needed .
whether it be just to read to stu-
dents, run papers off for the
teacher, etc .... please come and
share your talents with our stu-
dents! If you are Interested in vol-
unteering, please call 229-8730
or 227-1888.
Bus Schedule Highland
View classes begin at 7:50 a.m.,
ET, with breakfast being served at
7:30 a.m., ET. Walkers, bikers
and car riders leave at 2:05 p.m.,
ET. First bus leaves at 2:05-2:10
p.m., ET. The Overstreet bus
leaves at 3:00 p.m., ET. Car pick-
ups are asked to make the school
circle for safety purposes.
Welcome Back to Hurri-
cane Territory to All Our
Teachers and Staff .
Principal/ESE Teacher-Minnie
Likely; Kindergarten-Linda
Patterson; First-Liz Howell;
Second-Winston Wells; Third-
Charlotte Willis; Fourth-Tonya
Plair; Fifth-Herman Jones;
Guidance/P.E.-Barbara Eells;
Sweazy; and Aides-Kathy
Thomas and Kimn Nobles.
And our folks that we
could never do without they
help keep us running: Secretary-
Carolyn Peak; Title I Secretary-
Margaret Roberson; Custodial
Managers-Sandra Brock and
Rhenda Aylmer; Lunchroom
Managers-Sharon Shearer and
Libby Alcorn; and Health
Services-Beverly Crocker and
Gall Blackmon; volunteers-
Lynne Wells and Traci Gaddis
(art); Speech/Language-Dr. Cecil

Tillis; Social Services--Hubert
Six; and Music-Lori Hast.
Principal Spotlight ,
Minnie Likely is an ESE teacher
from Port St. Joe High School
with 28 years of experience. Mrs. -
Likely is now serving Highland
View Elementary as our principal
and ESE teacher. Mrs. Likely is
married to Ray Likely and has two
children. .. Cameron, who is a
sophomore at Chipola Jr. College.
and Princess, who is a sophomore
,at Port St. Joe High School.
She is a graduate of Florida,:,'. ,
A&M University with, a Master's
Degree in guidance and counsel-'
ing and educational leadership.
She is involved in her community
by serving on the District II Board
for Family Services.
She also is a Sunday School
teacher ,'and inm. the choir at""
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Church and serves as president of .
the District Women's Congress of i
the church school and holds
office in district and state conven-
tions. She loves to travel, sew and
shop. .,
Mrs. Likely's educational phi-. ,
losophy is, "That all children ,:v
should be enabled to excel at the .d
highest level possible in order
that they may become fully func- 7
tional within society."
Teacher Spotlight... Linda
Patterson is our new kindergarten
teacher with this being her first
real year, but not new to teaching.
She has substituted and taught a
half year for another school. Mrs.
Patterson is married to Bo I
Patterson and has two children-
Kim, and James, who is in the
seventh grade.
She graduated from F.S.U.
with a Bachelor's in elementary
education and a Master's Degree
in special education. She loves to
read mysteries and go to their
new camp at Douglas Landing. ,



W hitfield .. "

Every Life Has A Story-Meet
Mr. Wooten. Principal
Clayton Wooten was born to
Henry and Dovie Wooten in
Pensacola and has seven brothers
'and four sisters. From the very,
beginning. Clayton has looked for
the positive in everything. After
graduation from Jay High School,
he received his B.S. from Troy
State and his Masters from F.S.U.
He and his wife, Sara Joe. are
,, the parents of two children,
, Brooke (and Kristin Wooten) and,
Ashley (and Thomas Davidson).
Clayton'shobbies are photog-
raphy and traveling in the moun-''
tains. When asked about one who
had an impact on his life, he did-
n't hesitate to say his high school
football coach. The coach really
took an interest in' him and;
became his role model. Clayton
hopes to visit .Norway, Sweden
and, our ownVermont one day..
Clayton believes, "All kids can
learn, but they'll learn at differ-
ent speeds." .
Clayton loves being at WES
and thinks it is the best place yet.
He is a very hard-working and
enthusiastic principal who
absolutely loves the kids. When
he first came in January, every
time one: saw him he had a kid
hanging on himl We're lucky to
have him as our principal!
How's That Again?
First grade teacher, Rhonda
Pridgepn, found an old 1972 copy
of the school newsletter and it,
brought back fond memories.
Milk money was four cents a day



Welcome Back
We're off to a great start and
looking forward to another won-
derful year. Just a reminder that
the first bell rings at 7:50. Please
make sure your child arrives to
school on time. Also, supply lists
have been distributed. Make sure
your child has all the supplies
he/she needs throughout the.
school year.
Important Notice
Please be reminded that you
must go to the front office to
check your child out of school,
leave snacks, lunches. etc. We ask
that you do not go directly to the

and lunch was 30 cents (By the
way, lunch is not $1.50 as I
reported, but $1.751) 1 Just found
out that it had changed. Hope this
didn't cause undue trouble.
The Bahama Cruise
Willie Mary Culver, on the
custodian staff, cruised the
Bahamas this summer with three
of her friends and reported that
all had a wonderful time. Some of
her highlights were-the formal
dinner night, trying escargot and
caviar. and enjoying the beautiful
water of the Carribean. She rec-
ommended it highly
Numbers Are Up
WES now has over 560 stu-
dents on the role and it. is still
climbing. Wonder if we need 'to
build up or expand on the ground
level. Whatever number we get.
we'll love all the students.
Former Student Update
Heather Webb is a student at
F.S.U. majoring in advertising.
Heather is a recent G.C.C.C. grad-
uate and the daughter of Cory
and Lisa Webb. Congratulations
to Heatherll!


classroom for any reason. Thank
you for your cooperation. This is
for the safety of all children in
school and also prevents inter-
ruptions in the classrooms.
Volunteers Needed
Port St. Joe Elementary
School is looking for volunteers
for the 1998-99 school year. The
benefits (smiles, thanks, appreci-
ation) are great! If you are inter-
ested in volunteering, please call
Cindy Belin at 227-1221.
Head Lice
One: of the most common
problems to be encountered in
elementary school is head lice. A
sign to look for is intense itching
of the scalp. When head lice are
discovered, treat the hair with Nix
or Kwell: or contact the Gulf
County Health Department for
instructions. For further informa-
tion, contact Gail Blackmon, RN,
Health Services Project Nurse at
Basics of Parenting
Studies suggest that students
whose families respect education
and hard work do very well. in
school. Show your child that you
respect these things, and expect
her to value them also.

Adult Classes Now

Offered During Day
Adult classes will now be
offered during the day in
%Wewahitchka. All classes are open
entrance, open exit. Students par-
ticipating may obtain a regular
high school diploma or choose to
prepare for their G.E.D.
Classes will be held at the
Wewahitchka Elementary School
Main Street Site, across from the
Credit Union. For more informa-
i Uon, please call Terry Linton,
instructor, at 639-9292.


The SHIP program was created for the purpose of providing funds to local governments as an
incentive for the creation of local housing partnerships, to expand production of and preserve afford-
able housing, and to increase housing related employment.
Gulf County has received funding under Florida's State Housing Initiative Partnership Program
(SHIP, for the Fiscal Year 1997-1998 and has been approved for funding for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 420.9075(3)(b), the availability of these funds must be advertised as fol-
lo s: .. .
Fiscal year 1997-1998 tlulv 1, 1997 June 30, 1998) funds are $350,000, and projected Fiscal.
Year 1998-1999 I July 1, 1998 June 30, 1999) funds are $350,000. ,:,. ,
Estimated amount of SHIP funds allocated for each strategy/activity for each fiscal year are .as
follow s:

Housing Rehabilitation
Land Acquisition
Down Payment Assistance
Closing Cost Assistance -
Home Ownership Counseling

$ 155,000.
$ 76,500
$ 76,500
$ 4,000
$ 3,000"

Very Low & Low Income
Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
:Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
Very Low, Low & Moderate Income

At a minimum, thirty (30%) of units assisted under each strategy/activity will benefit very low income
families. At a minimum, thirty (30%) of units assisted .under each strategy/activity will benefit low
income families.
The maximum income limits according to family size are as follows:

2 3 4 5 6 7 8


Very Low Income 11,650' 13,300
Low Income 18,650 21,300
Moderate Income 27,972 31,968







The maximum housing value limitation allowable for program participation for each strategy is
$98,523 for Existing Homes and $106,365 for New Built Homes. SHIP FUNDS MAY NOT BE
(*) Housing Rehabilitation shall be by a lottery system.
(*)Land Acquisition, Down Payment Assistance and Closing Cost Assistance shall be first quali-
fled/first served for those qualified for a residential loan from a participating lender.
Eligible Sponsor participation will be based on a criteria that will include:
(a) an eligible sponsor locally based having expertise in providing Affordable Housing.
(b) amount of non-SHIP funds and/or the value of in-kind services committed as SHIP leverage.
(c) production goals in relation to the Housing Assistance Plan.
(d) percentage of units targeted to very low income persons.
(e) compliance with Rule 67-37, Local Housing Assistance Plan as applicable.
TARGET AREAS: Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program. During the program year 97-
98 it is anticipated that Gulf County will make applications to the State of Florida for Community
Development Block Grants (CDBG). In support of the CDBG applications, SHIP funds in the
amount of ($100,000) will be targeted to the Highland View area, and ($55,000) will be targeted to
the City of Wewahitchka. Applicant selection criteria for families within the trS&d ar will be by
a "Lottery" system.
Program Income and Recaptured Program Funds will be utilized on a county wide basis consistent
with the applicant selection criteria, strategies and income eligibility, as approved.
ACTIVITIES (Land Acquisition, Down Payment Assistance and Closing Cost). APPLICATIONS
APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE: County Courthouse Rooms: 147 & 204; and in
Wewahitchka, (Old Courthouse) at the County Extension Office.
The local SHIP contact person is Bo Williams. (850) 229-6125 Tue thru Fri; Mon (850) 639-3019.
5tc, July 16, 23, 30, August 6 and 13. 1998.

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St. Joe Company's Arvida Taps Doug Duke As

Homebuilding Vice President for West Florida
On August 6, Jim Motta, 'In his new position based in the with a wide variety of family Duke earned Bachelor of
President and CEO of Arvida, the Panama City area, Duke will needs. He knows how to design Science degrees from Florida
community development arm of direct Arvida's homebuilding and produce homes that will pro- International University in both
The St. Joe Company, announced activities in Bay, Gulf, and Walton vide a quality living experience construction management and
the appointment of Doug Duke as counties. across all market segments," architectural technology. Since
Vice President of Homebuilding- "Doug has extensive experi- Motta said. "With Doug in the 1989, he has been responsible for
West Florida. Duke has been area ence building homes to meet the lead, Arvida and St. Joe will pro- product design and development,
manager at Weston in Arvida's lifestyle needs of people across a vide West Florida with an entirely feasibility preparation, and con-
South Florida division since 1989. broad range of income levels and new dimension in residential struction and service for Arvida's
communities." home construction in South

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Duke. "Arvlda will provi
designed for a variety,
needs along with all o
munity infrastructure
nents that make f(

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porate the The homes have ranged in
of West price from $80,000 to more than
s into our $1 million. Duke first joined
t projects, Arvida in 1981. In 1986, he estab-
st quality lished his own business, Duke
due," said Development, to build custom
ide homes homes in Boca: Raton. He
of buyer returned to Arvida in 1989.
other com-, .1 He and his wife, Julia, will be
compo- living ,in the Panama City area,
or better with their ten year old son and
eight year old daughter.

School District

Would Remind Everyone

About Student Behavior

The School District would like
to remind all parents and stu-
dents of the laws governing stu-
dent behavior.'
In the past few years, the
Florida Legislature has addressed
the issue of drugs and violence in
the school setting with very spe-'
cific laws. It is the intent of the
school district to remind parents,
students, and community mem-
bers of these laws and of the con-
sequences should they be broken.
The district has a Code of
Conduct that covers all types of'
disciplinary behavior from the
minor to the major incident while
on school property or in atten-
dance of a school function. It also
lists potential consequences of
violating state laws and district
Each school has a Student
Code of Conduct that explains
even more explicitly rules and
consequences. Every parent and
student is encouraged to read the
Code of Conduct carefully.
Below are behaviors

addressed by State Statute
230.23 which will result in the
suspension and/or expulsion of a
student and may result in crimi-
nal prosecution of that student.
By no means is this the complete
list, but it does give behaviors
which the Gulf County School
Board and administrators have
had to deal with in recent years.
' These behaviors may NOT
Stake place upon. school property
or at any school function:
- Illegal use, possession, or sale
of controlled substances or pos-
session, of electronic telephone'
pagers (the district has added cell
phones in its Code of Conduct).
'Possession of a firearm, a
knife, a weapon, or any item
which can be used as a weapon
(NOTE: Any student who is deter-
mined to have brought a firearm
to school, any school function, or
on any school sponsored trans-
portation will be expelled with or
without continuing education ser-
vices, from the student's regular
See Behavior on Page 6


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-.w 5588 Cape San Bias. Rd. 3 bd, 2 ba., all blinds,
Fla file, inside storage, open deck/patio, sprinkler sys-
tem, screened porch, cen. h/a, zone C4 commer./ res.
200' on SI. Joe Bay with minimal marsh grass. 3.32 ,,
acres, beautiful landscaping, one of the few homes on
Cape San Bias that has federal flood insurance!!! Much
more $329,500. MLS #2607.

.7297 Hwy. 98, Coronado Gulf View Unit #1. Beauhfully remodeled 2 bd 2 ba. unfurnished,
Ig bedrooms, upper and lower, bi-level deck, best view of beach. Brenda Miller. Price $159,000.
225 Spruce, Creekwood, Overstreet. Two large lots and one waterfront tot, 2 bd, 2 ba, 14x60
mobile home, furiAished, front & back screened porches, outside buildings, brick BBQ, separate screen
room. private boit landing, recreational lot oh water. Brenda Miller. Price: $52,000.
7118 Georgia'Ave., St. Joe Beach 3 bd., 2 full baths,. Lot 10-11, B28. Dm.nrg, 'li combo, fam ,
rm., master ba. garden tub, irrigation well, central water. Nice brick home on a corner loi Extras 2
!eptic tanks, carbon monoxide chain link fence, side access, sprinkler system and much more.
'$137,500. MLS #2625
-FIRST TIER LOT, SURFSIDE ESTATES. #38, not in subdivision. Central water & on a paved street.'
$59.500. Broker is owner. Call Jay Rish. .
1110 Palm Blvd., Port St. Joe. 2 bedrooms, 1 ba.. Beautiful small home: that iswell kept. Sits on
a corner lot "iih alley access. Extras-pull down attic storage, stove, ceiling fans, pear tree, chain link
fence, dishasher, garage door opener, and more., $69,500. MLS#2624.
605 10th St. Rambling 2 bd 2 ba. 1400 sf frame house located on 2 1/2 lots (125'x170'). Beautiful
vaulted ceding living rm with 10' bay window & fireplace.: Open double carport, additional storage
bldg and boao' 4.ed/workshop area.-Price $79,900. CallPerry J. McFarland at 227-9600 or after
hours at 229-6153
:Hwy. 386, north of Overstreet. PRICE REDUCED-Beautiful 2 1/2 acre country setting with 3
Sbd., 2 ba., 28'x70', Redman mobile home, Property also has a 2 bd/1 ba. older frame house w/alu-
nminum siding and metal roof. $89,500. Price Reduced to $79,900. Call Perry J. McFarland at 227-
"9600 or after hours at 229-6153.
678 Jones Homestead Rd. 4 bd/2 ba. mobile home, Ig. corner lot, Ig. outbuilding and bom. All
I appliances, C flood zone. $67,500.00.
1004 Marvin Ave. Largeexecutive home near city parks. 4 bedroom 3 bath brick home that has
.been completely renovated with almost new everything! New Berber carpet and vinyl throughout.
. Beautiful large white marble fireplace in comfortable den, large formal living and dining room, 12x24'
deck and 10x17' screen porch. Large master bedroom with walk-in closet. Amenities also include: new
.central H/A, NEW ROOF, large dbl. garage, oak cabinets, new paint throughout, lots of closet space.
$148,500.00.. .
2011 Monument Ave. Lg. 5 bdrm. 2 bath home, Ig. comer lot in a nice neighborhood that needs
a little TLC. Over 2200 sq. ft. of heated and cooled space. 4 bedrooms upstairs plus game room and
extra bonus room over the garage. Central h/a, and much more. $129,900.00.
703 16th Street, PorfjML ol /A. th with kitchenette, formal dining, living
room and small addi*tiU, J o ,PW1(oML

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108 Circle Drive, Mexico Beach. Classic 'Kngsberry' home, brick exter.or. Fla room. carport. all
appliances including washer Has dr)er hook ~ .Ief rooms. 2 baths fully furnished rental unit w.th
good rental history CH&A, lerrazo and wod fl !0.id houie Irom beach Call Brenda Miller today
HIGH TRAFFIC LOCATION on the corner of Hwy 98 & Avenue A in Port St Joe Bu.ld.ng was a
liquor/convenience store/gas slation Main structure is approx 40x105T under roof Pres-nily there are
r-o small units that could be rented for small businesses such as a pawn shoppe check cashir.g service, or
coin laundry, main building has been a vibrant convenience store in the past Lterally 1 block from the new
marir.a site I10-991? Reduced to 5188,000. Let's make a deal"
109-B S. 29th St., Me i ,Pa~ BeLtcga .i cCac view of the Gulf a bd 2 ba. completely
furnished, excellent rental UINPh ,& uIJi/dl0I o sell i 115.000 Brenda M.iler has the
S1307Marvin AveVl r oA. u, .kb lf lome. sun porch, large
back yard, CH& A. n e opW 5A.
9037 Olive Ave., Beacon Hill. Impro ed vacant lor 50x 100' located in second block from Hwy. 98.
Cleared, culvert and fIll d.rt added Approved For 1A40 sq ft home $12.000 Call Perry McFarland.
703 Maryland Blvd., Mexico Beach. Very nice 1996 Redman 24'x44' doublewide mobile home,
all appliances, mostly furnish M F y FT IR on 75'x100' lot. Owner financing.
Perry McFarland. Price Reduced l 500 0.
101-A. S. 29th St., Mex. Beach. Large 4 BR 3 BA bam style, home, completely furnished, great view
of beach and water, parking under house. Brenda Miller. $159,000. Adjacent identical home may be for
sale also. I I I I .
511 7th St., PSJ, Beautifully la..d'caped home with alley access ;n qu;et neighborhood. 3 or 4 BR 1 BA
with formal liv and dining. sun room. den, breakfast rm Features include CH&A, gas stove & oven, other
appliances electric. gas goidfire.yN. .C N. W siding, outside dbl. garage with a
shop/mother-in law apt Flooring in me Fome is carpeting throughout w/ vinyl in the kitchen, bath and
breakfast room. Price*$87,500.00.
S. Long Street, Overstreet, 10 Acre parcel ideal for couritry estate, .farm, or subdivision. Close to
infracoastal canal. Brenda Miller. $100,000
REDUCTION: 412 5th St., Mexico Beach. Almost new 24'x52 doublewide mobile home, unfum.,
open rooms, all appliances, gar 'te rT Jn, outside util. bldg., landscaped
yd., double driveways, 20 year rao ont.acrrendat Iler.'r le.:9 jCED AGAIN TO $57,000.00.
S315 Woodward Ave., PSJ. Charming 3 Bk 1 BA wood frame home, 55'xl 70' comer lot. Home has
covered screeried-in porch, living rm. w/fp, din. rm., full kitchen, small den, covered carports, ceiling fans,
window AC units, gas heat, elec. water heater. Also, a nice concrete outbuilding that is perfect for a shop
or extra storage. Zoned residential/commercial. Owner financing available. 'Price $64,900.00.
1612 Monument Ave., PSJ. Very spacious home situated on a one acre lot with a fantastic view of
the water. This 4 bedroom, 2 1 /2 bath brick & frame home boasts 2,560 SF of living space, has a large
living/din. rm. combination, Ig. fam. rm. with brick fp, sewing/laundry rm, Ig. foyer area, 23'x23' double
garage, 10'x21' porch. Kitchen appliances include almost new self-cleaning oven, built-in range top, large
built-in microwave, garbage disposal, oak cabinets with carousel shelving in corners. Ceiling fans, light-
ing, and window treatments are throughout the house and included in the price. Price $119,900.00.
1012 McClelland Ave., PSJ. 4 BR J I 10F house in-established neighborhood, garage, all
appliances,.20'x30' workshop, fenced ba il a Miller. $69,000
1111 Garrison Ave., PSJ. Very wellB BA brick home on large lot, all new inside. Great
rental income property or home for small5.4 l ola Miller. $52,900
White City, 284 Sealey Dr., 5 BR 2 BA, 2300 SF of living area situated on 3.43 acre site w/safe har-
boar and access to intracoastal edljC1RrTdeep water access to St. Joe Bay or
Apalachicola. Below appraised value.Price $13,900.0.

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GARRISON AVE., BRENDA DR., MONICA DR., BARBARA DR., Several new lots available for
sale more forl.coming Sizes vary, locations vary. All are close to schools, yet off the beaten path.
Waler and sewer available Nice new homes in subdivision, expanding area of town. Price $19,900.00
per lor Owner .na.-.c.ng s.Ih 20% down, 10% interest, 10 year amortized, 3 year balloon payment.
Marvin Ave. 1800 block Vacant lot 80'x175' (Lot 2, Block 95). Ideal for. building your dream
home. Price $14,000. Call Perry J. McFarland.
Lot 2, Bay Breeze Subdivi dsEflrONTRACT
Nice lot in Gulf Aire. Across from tennis court & swimming pool. A steal at $28,500. Hurry, it won't
last long!
White City lot: Contiguous to St. Joe Co. land, 75'xl 10', $9,500.00. Owner financing,-hurry!
Corner 3rd and Fortner Ave., Mexico Beach. Two cleared lots each 50'x150', one block to
beach, good view from two story home, zoned for homes or mobile homes. Brenda Miller. REDUCED
TO $49,500 ea..
BAY BREEZE SUBDIVISION, behind Carpet Country, Affordable, oversized lots, restricted,
zoned for mobile homes. Some restrictions. Each lot measures 100'x300'. Close to Port St. Joe, close
to schools. All utilities available. Septic tank needed. Price $11,500.00 each. OWNER FINANCING
8749 Hwy. 386, Overstreet. Twenty acre parcel with 800' on Wetappo Creek (deep water chan-
nel). Also 2 BR 2 BA home, artisan well, two stocked ponds, garden area, fruit trees and dogwoods.
Brenda Miller. $255,000. SELL 13 ACRES FOR $215,000.
Peacock Lane, off Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd.), 6.209 acres with200' on Wetappo Creek,
(deep water), dockage available, some marsh. Brenda Miller. $75,000
Corner Hatley Dr. & 15th St, Mex. Beach. One large corner parcel approx. one acre, zoned
RLD, WATER TAP PAID. Excellent home site for permanent home or weekend retreat. Brenda Miller.
Bonnett St., Beacon Hill. 2 lots each 50'x100, wooded, secluded. Owner Financing. Brenda
Miller. $10,000 ea.
GULF FRONT LOTS R-7 Lot size 120' x 351'. $395,000.00. OWNER FINANCING 25% down pay-
ment, balance in 5 years, 10% interest. Prices subject to change without notice. Can build either large
home or duplex &. a
2 Indian Lagoon Lots. $24,500. 100S OPater, nice location.
INDIAN LAGOON FRONT (south side of Hwy. C-30). 5 lots 100' x 350'-400' more or less.
CONTRACT in 2 weeks!!! Only 1 left at $29,900!!
BAY FRONT LOT HEAD OF THE BAY. 100' road to bay, $85,000.
BAY FRONT LOT NEAR THE 1) IS Cc NpttT minimal marsh, oversized width 128'.
$99,900. A GEM!!!
Marvin Ave., Port St. Joe. lot G whji t i lot 11 and part of lot 10, 143'x175', good
neighborhood. Price $14,000.
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owned by St. Joe Corp. in the following areas: Gautier Memorial Lane,
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Corr Named VP of Strategy and New Ventures at St. Joe's Arvida

Jim' Motta, president and
CEO of Arvida, the community
development arm of The St. Joe
Company, announced on August
10 the appointment of Chris Corr
as vice president of strategy and
new ventures. In his new position,
Corr's top priorities will include
the design and development of
community, services and infra-
structure across all Arvida devel-
opments. Corr will be based in the
Panama City area.
Corr, a leading developer for'
the world-renowned 5,000 acre
town of Celebration, joins Arvida
after s9i years as a senior manag-
er for Walt Disney Imagineering in
Orlandp. Corr's role at
Celebration included planning

and development of the communi-
ty's health, education, technology,
and community development
His interest in. community
development also was emphasized
during his years in the Florida
House of Representatives. Corr
was elected in 1990 and repre-
sented South Hillsborough
County, including the towns of
Brandon, Sun City Center, and
Apollo Beach. In the legislature,
he served on the committees on
agriculture, employee relations,
community affairs, and public.
schools. More recently, he served
on Florida's Constitution Revision
Committee (1997/98).

"Chris Corr knows how :t
develop those key components o
a community that contribute so
much to the quality of daily life,"
Motta said. "His broad experience
at Disney., asa developer, and ao
a legislator, will be put to work
building communities that meoe
,high expectatUons for education!
recreation, health, and work. Corr
has spent the majority of his pr6-
fessional life dealing with these
challenges which directly affect
all our lives. He will continue
these efforts at Arvida, and we are
delighted to have him on th
"Chris's top priority vill be
the design and development of
community Infrastructure fro
the neighborhood to the regional
level," said Jim Rester, Arvida's
president-West Florida. ;''
"Chris will initially conceri-
trate his efforts on Northwest
Florida's health, transportation.
education. technology, and com-
munity development issues,.
Improving air transportation in
Northwest 'Florida wiIl be high oiii
his agenda," Rester added.,
"We have 'an opportunity to

positively influence the entire real
estate development industry. It is
a great vision, and it all begins in
Northwest Florida," Corr said. "As
a lifelong Floridian who is now
raising a :family .here, L. am.
encouraged by St. Joe's and
(;Arvida's commitment to Improv-
ing upon Northwest Florida's

already superior quality of life. I
am looking forward to being an
active partner with community
and business leaders in develop-
ing the transportation, education,
health care, and cultural net-
works necessary to support our
region's future."
A native of Apollo Beach, Corr

is a graduate of the University 0i
Florida. He also attended the Real
Estate Institute at Harvard
University and the Wharton
School of Business. He and his
wife, Candy,.will be living in
Panama City with their nine year
old daughter and their six year
old son.

In the near future we will be experiencing some

cable TV outages. We regret any inconvenience,

but this is necessary to upgrade the system so

that additional channels can be added.

If your cable is out more than one hour,

please call i-800-38- 6577.

Local Youth on Truth Train
Five students from Gulf County (pictured above from left to right), Cedric
Lennox, Jana Goodwin, Laura Wendt, Jeremy Robershaw and Joe Robinson,
travelled to Chipley and rode the TRUTH train to Tallahassee. All students
were then transported to The Moon where a rally with four different bands
performed. They also enjoyed a presentation by Sterling Barr who is an
author and a very dynamic speaker against tobacco.
The TRUTH train began in Pensacola carrying students representing
all counties in Florida with the ultimate destination being Miami. At
each stop along the way other students were picked up for a ride to the
next stop.

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Books Given to Youngsters
Anne Barrier (left) and Nancy Brockman unpacked the books enti-
tied, "The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Sinister Smoke Ring", which
will be distributed to grades two through four in Gulf County as a gift
from Governor Lawton Chiles and the Florida Tobacco Pilot Program.

Tobacco Partnership

and SWAT Will Meet

There will be a minority SWAT
committee meeting on August 19
.at the, Washington Site at 4:00
p.m., ET. Gloria Fennell is the
minority SWAT committee chair-
person. The minority representa-
tives are encouraged to bring their
SWAT 'students to work on ideas
and proposals. A representative
from Tallahassee will be available
to answer questions.
The Tobacco Free Partnership
will meet at 6:00 p.m.. ET, at the
Port St. Joe Senior Citizens
Center. to vote on the use of the
first quarter funds and proposals
for 1998/1999. First quarter
funds will need to be encumbered


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school' for a period of not less
than one fullyear and referred for
criminal prosecution.)
Violence against any school
District personnel.
Violation of the School
Board s sexual harassment poll-
After parents and students
have carefullyy read the Codes of
Conduct. if they have questions,
they should contact the school
with which they are affiliated.

by mid-September.
Since this will be a long ses-
sion, dinner will be provided at
6:00 p.m.. ET. Every effort will be
made to keep the meeting as short
as possible. It is important that
youth involvement in the process
is encouraged, so please bring the
students from your organization
that are interested in SWAT lead-
If you have any questions,
please call Regina Washabaugh or'
Dianne Semmes at. the Gulf
County Health Department at
227- 1276, ext. 120.

WIG Community

Consensus Meeting
The Washington Improvement
Group Teen Center will be the set-
ting for a Community Consensus
Meeting on Saturday, August 22.
The W.I.G. Board of Directors,
pastors of community churches,
along with community organiza-
tion members will come together
ini' an' attempt to build a
community consensus on a host
of issues including achieving good
community representation on the
W.I.G. Board of Directors.
Please plan to attend this
meeting. Your input is important.

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I. S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR C-30
Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay
18.5146 or 1.800.458.7478 850.227.2511 or 888.458.7470

701 Gulf Aire Dr.-Gulf Aire Subd. Custom
built in 1998 a cozy 3 bd 2 ba home in new
condition (ohly 6 months old) is a real find.
Constructed to provide a maintenance freb
exterior, on a nicely landscaped 124'xl24'x61'
lot. Bright and open 1500 sq. ft., lots of stor-
age, 2 car garage; all within steps of a private
dedicated beach, tennis courts, and swim-
ming pool in. one of Gulf County's nicest
restricted communities make this a great
opportunity. Priced to sell quickly at $112,000.
201 Third St. Mexico Beach. on corner of
Florida and 3rd St. Second block from beach!
Very nice, well maintained, 3 bd 2 ba concrete
block home, storage bldg. on 2 Ig. lots, ch/a,
and appliances. Approx. 1600 sf. Great invest-
ment, second home, or year round living.
3114 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Business only.
Established, charming 1950's style soda shop
operating from leased building centrally
located with heavy traffic. Shop serves frozen
yogurt and soft ice cream and offers a line of
*, ugiftsand-.souveinr .*M i ient,.incl'udes
2 Taylor model 754 1 double .atch freezers, 1
Taylormate model 152 single batch freezer,
new FlavorbestD syrup dispe'iser for 8 addi-
tional flavors, Ig. topping bar, refrigeration
and freezer storage, and a 400# ice machine.
Call for more info. $53,500.
8065 Hwy. 98, Sea Gull #7 Gulf front 3 bd,
2.5 bath townhome. Fully furnished, com-
pletely redone in excellent condition, all new
furniture, paved parking, 3 decks, outside
shower on rental program. Excellent invest-
ment potential. $195,000.
8067 Hwy. 98 Sea Gull #8 -,Gulf front, 2 bd,
2.5 bath townhome, completely furnished,
totally redone, excellent condition, non-rental
unit with great rental potential, all new furni-
ture, 3 decks, outside shower, paved parking.
Brand new gulf front home, 6204 Hwy. C-30, near
Gulf Pines. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, all elec. home. Approx.
1800 sq. ft., 200 tt. dune walkover, metal roof, carpet
and tile floors Covered porch. paved parking under-
neath, outside shower. $250,000.
Under construction gulf front home Cape San Bias
Feather _od J -.ljMlt p 1600
sq. ft.t LD r, IM1.rr JMltneath,
outside shower, $250,000.
Gulffront 8247 Hwy. 98, Gulfaire Townhomes. Nice
3 bd., 2.5 ba. townhome, furnished, ch. a, all appli-
ances, total electric. Comfortable year-round li\ ing Is
now on rental program. Excellent investment
6229,00 Reduced to $214,900.
8217 Hwy. 98 Gulfaire Townhomnes. Great 2 br 2.5
ba. townhome, furnishe..a '9 ,ash-
er'dl Darrt R) -lle r'ig,
carpet tl yearTlease-not on %eekily rental
market, but excel. potential Comfortable year-round
living or great investment. $165,0Ql0. .
Gulffront 2bd.,l ba. deck overlooking gulf. Entrance
off fully furnished kitchen to bach. Good rental.
$12200, Reduced to $115,000.
7991 Hwy. 98 Windrush St. Joe Beach. BEACH-
FRONT HOME. 4 bd., 3 ba. single family dwelling
S."approx. 1,950 sf living space is just 3 vrs. old, mas-
ter bath room hasjactrzit. lii rteTh'n is
all elec iom l I r gn the
Gulf thi nenas 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.
378 Gulf Pines Dr., Gulf Pines, Subd., One of the
finest Gulf front homes in the arear-Gorgeous 5 bed-
room, two bath, with many amenities, including ele-
vator, elec. storm shutters, irrigation system, custom
counter tops; 12' ceilings, glass bdck in master' bath;
extensive decking, boardwalk to t1,e beach, fireplace.'
The nicely landscaped home ha. a wrap around
porch, sundeck with sunbrella. anl.' a screened porch.
Comes with refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, satellite
dish and window treatments. Located on almost 1
acre. $489,900.

SummerPlace #18, 107-A 38th St., Mexico Beach.
Summer fun is what this SummerPlace has to offer; 2
bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, approx. l h6"d sq. ft. plus patio
off back, completely furnished. LYnit conscientiously
maintained by original owners. ,Most units in this
group on rental programs. Priced at.$99,500.00.
Mexico Beach. 2701 Hw.. IAlso
highway| J4'Wd U .RI*, fije-
place, te, wrong, /a, etc. Reduced to
$169,000. h
Near beax jt ,rD x .i!,.

232 Nan Nook Rd. Grand Isle Sub. 3 bd 2 ba. home
just blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. 8' rustic channel
cedar siding, detached 2 car garage w 'window ac
unit, 13'x27' covered boat port on concrete slab, hot & -
cold outside shower, util. shed, back vard fenced, irri-
gation well. This home sits on 2 lots 75'x115' each lot,
approx. 1800 sf, cen. gas (natural) heated & cooled, liv.
rm., kit,'dining combo, den, laun. rm., Ig screened
porch. New elec. stove & d.w., retrig., microwave.
Floors are vinyl and w-w carpet. This home is a must
see and priced to sell. MLS #t2488. $127,500.
801 M ij '.obile
home. UN4'DEtR 1r- I e1R t 00.
CANALFRONT 117 N. 36th St., Mexico Beach. 3 bd.,
2 ba. brick home, dbl garage, 1 1 /2 lots on canal, cov-
ered boat dock, patio, new shallow well. Plumbed tor
sprinkler system. -R629.@. Reduced to $250,000.
CANALFRONT luxury home, 116 N. 38th St., Many
amenities. Split floor plan, 3 bd., 2 ba. vinyl siding,
private boat dock, util./workshop area, completely
furnished. 5269.000.
8880 Lighthouse Rd., bO0'xlO0' waterview lot partially
turnished 2 bd I ba mobile home & 2 storage sheds.
Fenced lot. $49,900. Call Marlene Harris, 647-5316 for
* further details.
Gulfaire Dr. Triplex. Two 3 Br 2 Ba units and one I
Br 1 Ba unit. Very nice. Good investment. To be sold
together. Total price $175,000
Seashores Subd. 101 Nautilus. Like New. Cornert
lot 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, 1 block to the
beach. $116,500.
1306 Monument Ave. Beautiful 3 or 4 bd 2 ba. execu-
tive br k',b ce, 0,,ol. ,t rm.
%% /a3 boVN|>E 1 r.AO onew
hardwood floors, carpeting, ch/a, oversized lot
w,'alley access. Ex. Ig. dbl. garage, walk-in closet in
master suite. Many amenities. $154,900
208 Gautier Memorial, Port SL 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,
4-8" 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.'smk,.
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 com7-
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. ,
1801 Garrison Ave. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. concrete
block home with aluminum siding approx. 2500 SF. A
new addition of master BR w/sitting room & ba. 1.5
yrs. old, sun porch, screen porch,, den, vinyl, carpet,
ch/a, stove, refrig., dishwasher, gas hot water heater.
Sprinkler system, timner, separate well. Lot 75'x150'.
Must see to appreciate. $92,000.
137 CapePlantation Dr. Beautiful 3 BR 2 BA stilt home
in restricted subdivision. Great room with fireplace
opens onto larger 12'x28' screen porch overlooking
16th green of St. Joseph's Bay Country Club.
Underneath parking and storage., ch/a, Jennaire stove,
Sefrig., microwave, dishwasher, disposal. Well kept.
."*,$179,900. ,, ,',
Port St. Joe Approx. 2 acres commercial/industrial -
lots of possibilities $99,000
Motel 4103 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on four
lots, gunite swimming pool, boat parking, good
investment potential. $550,000.
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, 1g. movie inventory, 2 yr. building lease
available. Reduced to $25,000.
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. $1-40,000,
Reduced to $125,000.

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.n .Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor/Broker
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Joy Holder 648-8493 .
STom Graney 647-3736
Marlene Harris 647-5316,
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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 46-, -9.,. Reduced to

HOWARD CREEK 472 and 490 Old Bay City Rd.,
Two adjoining 1 '2 acre lots paved access all the wayV
from Hwy. 71 to your future driveway and boat shed.
Nicely wooded with myrtle and some oaks. covered
culvert access already in place and these are high lots.
$8.000 each. Have a one acre fishing and hunting
retreat or develop one and sell one.
148 Lucy Dr., Wewahitchka. UNIQUE! Great home
close to the best fishing. 3 br 2.5 ba. log home. Lots of
room 3600 SF approx. on 3 lots! 2 CH/A units, gas
stove, refrigerator, ceiling fans, 2 car garage. Many
extras. Well built and maintained. 64.4i99-.Reduced
to 5137,900.

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 multi-
ple home sites; great view, and water access to the bay,
only $105,000.
San Bias Plantation S/D. BEACHSIDE AND OWN-
ER FINANCING! Lots 14, 19, 21 $34,500. Lots 23, 25,
28, 30 $29,500. Lots 36, 38, 40 $15,500.
Gulf S'N lot.s -t'

Mexico j 4 8 ae gulf
view, a |W I L I IllM~ll000.
Mexico Beach, Hwy. 98 & 2nd St. Unobstructed gulf
view, approx. 50'x\150'. lot 2, unit 1, blk. 1. $115,000

1, Dlk 3 Fct
Baxter Mobile Home Sub. Lot 8. This is a cleared lot
in an exclusive sub. covered by covenants and restric-
tions, just off of SunRay Dr. Some. owner financing
may be available. $35,000.
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool
and tennis courts
Gulf Aire Sub. Phase II. Gulfaire Drive -
72.6'x261.02'x150'xl146.73'. Lot 26, Blk. D, Sellers are'
highly motivated and will entertain all offers. $26,000.
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.
Mobile Homes or Houses B
Pineda St. 50' X 125' each -3 lots in first block across
from beach. $25,000 each '

Wetappo Creek Estates. Beautiful wooded lot on
paved road in area restricted to homes only. Creek
access and just 10 mins. from the beach. lot size 110 x
200. $6,000.
1.27 acre. 101' Highway 386 frontage. Close to
Intracoastal Waterway, 5 minutes from beach.
FIVE ACRES on the Intracoastal Waterway, approxi-
mately 500' water frontage. Lot size approximately
500'x450'. $85,000. .
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres -: Great
Potential. $70,000 .
C. Has septic tank, houses only, 110' x 200', $9,000.
C. L. Morgan Sub. Vacant lot Beautiful wooded
comer lot on paved street. 73.4' x 70'x144' approx.,
this property has never flooded and is zoned for Res.
home or, mobile home. Just 1 min. from the Dead
Lakes or 20 mins. from the beach. All mineral rights
convey. $10,000.
WATERFRONT Dead Lakes Drive, Wewahitchka.
Lot 3 West Arm of Dead Lakes. Lot size 106.7' water-
front x 252.63' deep approx. Beautiful wooded lot
with direct access to the Dead Lakes! $15,000.
Beautiful wooded lot, close to the Dead Lakes.
Located in the C. L. Morgan Subd., this lot is Zoned for
homes or mobile homes. Lot size 105'x113'. Build the
home of your dreams in this quiet, wooded subdivi-
sion and still be just 20 min. from the beach. $10,000.

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,i pm. EST at Port Theatre Antique Mall,
PSJ. Mall open Tues. Sat Wade
.Clark Auctions,
10% Buyer's Premium. AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743,
Jim Girdler, Auctioneer, AU 1923

22 ft. Winnebago motor home, $800. Lot
19, Rustic Sands Campground.
'95 Honda Paspport, good condition,
black exterior, grey interior. Call 229-
8997 during day, or 227-3412 in the
evening, tfc 8/13
1992 Cadillac Fleetwood, loaded,
$10,500. Call 227-1568 after 5.
.4tc 7/30
Convertible .1994 .Chevy Cavalier,
loaded, runs perfect, looks great,
$6,500. 639-3410. tfc 8/6
1981 Oldsmoblle Cutlass body, engine
and interior in great shape, air cond.,
power windows, cruise control, 70,200
original miles. $2,000 obo. Call 647-
3497 after 6:00. tfc 8/6
'93 Honda 250 Nighthawk motorcycle.
low miles, $1,950. Call 227-1639 or
227-1109, ask for Charlie or Linda.
.. tfc 8/6
1991 MERCURY TRACER, gray on
gray, 59K, auto, air, c/d, $3,300 or take
over payments. 647-9248. 3tc 8/13

Small boat, shrimping rig, complete,like
new, excellent cond. Call Bob at 227-
3590. 2tc 8/13
22' Chaparral cabin cruiser, 302 Chevy
engine, trim tabs, canopy, bath facili-
ties, fridge, etc. $10,900. 639-4657.
'96 Jon boat, aluma weld express,
16'x6'2", '97 Johnson 40 hp trim & tilt
(30' hrs.), SST prop, console steering,
trolling motor, Minn Kota "auto pilot",
depth finder, 4 seats, rod holders, car-
pet, ladder & more. Galvanized traier
with spare tire, cost new over 812,800,
" 'buy for 50t on the dollar. 229-8945.
tfc 8/20

1990 Sportscraft 20 ft. with cuddy
cabin. 175 OMC motor, trailer, loran.
VHF radio. Only $7,300 or best offer.
See at corner of Hwy. 98 and 35th St. In
Mexico Beach. Call local 648-3014 or
toll free 1-888-561-8112. 4tp 8/13

Renken 16 1/2 ft. bowrider 1979,
inboard/outboard Mercrulser 120 with
trailer. Bimini top, excellent condition.
82,600. Call 648-5402 for information.
Aluminum flat fishing boat, 50 hp
Johnson, console, deck fore and aft. like
new. Call 227-3590. 2tc 8/13
14' fiberglass boat with 15 hp Johnson
engine (completely rebuilt). $1,000. Call
648-5840. t c 8/6
26.1' Mako with twin 150 hp Evinrudes,
less than 400 hours. Some electronics
; and all aluminum tandem taller.
Reasonable offer. 648-8211. ,
tic 8/6


Vacation mountain home, Murphy, N.C.
2 hours north of Atlanta, 2 bdrm., 2 ba..
$375 weekly. No smokers, no pets. 639-
2465. 6tc 8/13
Private office space in downtown Port
. St. Joe. Call 229-7121. ltc 8/6
One: bedroom house, with garage, all
appliances included, washer/dryer.
Water paid, $400 month, 204 13th St.,
Port St. Joe. 648-8007. 2tp 8/13
Small country home, 2 bdrm., I ba.,
screened porch. 763-3139. tfc 7/23

Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
302-B Raid Ava., PSJ, FL,

Ofc. 509 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL


Now Open
Comer of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Office: 647-3665
Home: 647-5106

New unfurnished, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2
bath townhouse, 1020-A Woodward
Ave., $495 mo. Must see to appreciate.
Call Anne between 8 a.m. 5 p.m. at
229-6914. 4tc7/30
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 8/6
Apartments and Homes for Rent: One to
3 bedroom ,apartments. duplexes. rand
homes for rent in Mexico Beach.
Furnished and unfurnished. Call
Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for more
information, tfc 8/6
Mobile home lot for rent, Mexico Beach. ;
Call 648-5476. tfc 8/6
Liberty Manor Apts.. 102 Liberty Manor'
Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable housing
for the elderly and the handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
nished. fully carpeted. 1 bdrm.. apts. on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.Call
229-6353 for more information. NOW
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove ,& refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
laundry rm.
* 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, dish-
washer & stove,, fully .carpeted. No
.pets .
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hookup. .
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfic 8/6

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. tifc 9/25


Garage Sale: 305 13th St., Friday and
Saturday, 8 until. Lots of toys, clothing,
household items, electronics and hunt-
ing equipment. Please noiearly-birds. '
Yard Sale: August 15th, 217 Gulf St.,
St. Joe Beach. 8:00 6:00 Saturday.
Garage Sale: rain or shine, 2106
Juniper, Saturday. 8 a.m. 11 a.m.
Children's clothes, stereo.

Garage Sale: Saturday, August 15 from
8 to 1 with a little bit of everything.
, 2025 Man-In Ave.
Yard Sale: Saturday. August 15, from
8:00 till 1:00, 4652 S. Hwy. 71,
Honeyville. le 8/13
Yard Sale: 620 Duval. Oak Grove. yellow
house. Saturday. Aug. 15, 7:00 a.m. Will
11:00. Itp
Yard Sale: Saturday. Aug. 15, 8 1 p.m.
9406 Auger, Beacon Hill. Mobile home
for;sale, plus all of its contents. Make
offer. 647-8503.
St. Joe Rent-All. Rental Unit #52. Sale.
Saturday, Aug. 22, 8 a.m. UNTIL.
Furniture, clothes. miscellaneous
household items. 2tc 8/13

For Sale or Trade. Renovation Sale. No
reasonable offer refused. Clothing for
infants, toddlers, men & women. What
hots, home furnishings. DEALERS
WELCOME. Come by or call for appt:,
ask for Richard at 227-3774.

AC duct installers and EPA certified ser-
vice technician. Drug free workplace.
GW Service, 229-9125. 2tc,8/13
Outstanding business opportunity.
Advanced commissioners paid in 60 to,
90 days. Independent Sales Reps need-
edl Expanding into the Panhandle area
Phone (256) 971-6897, ask for Jerome
Harmon. 4tp 8/13
Part time or full time, electrical and'air
condition trainee, pay according to
experience. Call Garry L. Gaddls, 648-
5474. ltc8/13

Computer Technology Assistant (one
year grant funded position). The Gulf
County School Board is receiving appli-
cations for Computer Technology
Assistant. The salary is $15,000 as stip-
ulated in the approved grant. Florida
Retirement System, FICA, and health
insurance are provided by grant money.
persons having applications on file in
the School Board office and wishing to
be considered for this position must
request to have their application sub-
mitted. Applications and job descrip-
tions may be picked up at the District
Office Building and completed applica-
tions should be sent to Mr. Temple
Watson, Director of Support Services,
150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. If approved, applicant must
complete the fingerprint process
($42.00 employee expense). Application
deadline is August 21, 1998, 12:00
noon, E.T. The Gulf County School
Board is an equal opportunity employer.
2tc 8/13

Collection experience required.
Permanent / part-time 15-25 hours
weekly. Good pay, flexible hours. 648-
9555. 2tp 8/6
Immediate opening for year round
employment at St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club. Rotating duties. Hours
vary. Requires weekend shifts, includes
cooking and waitressing. Dependability
very important. Food manager's certifi-
cate a valuable asset. Course openings
also available. 4tc 7/30
Part-time to full-time help to care for
infant twins beginning September 1st.
References required. Call 229-1070.
Stfc 7/30

, Waiters, waitresses and cashiers apply
in person at Toucan's on Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach. See Bill or John. No
phone calls pleased. *' fc 8/6
Service staff and,(bus people needed.
Apply In person, no phone calls please,
Hwy. 98. Toucan's. Mexico Beach.

Eastpoint Apts. managed by Royal
American Management Co., Inc. has a
community manager position and
maintefiance/grounds position open.
Employment applications may be,
picked up at Eastpoint Apts., 45
Begonia St.. Eastpoint. FL or Heritage
Villas, 398 24th Ave., Apalachicola, FL
Equal Employment Opportunity.
tfc 7/30..

Local firm needs:a Florida licensed'
real estate agent who possesses .
knowledge of Gulf County and the
surrounding area. Call Tom Todd
at Tom To'dd Realty at 227-1501
or 800-876-261 1 to set up an

Career positions with Large Local
Company. Comprehensive Training.
17 yr. old leader in industry.
Earn 25K+. Call Rick
3tc 8/13


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dob Notice: The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will accept
applications 'until 5:00 p.m. E.D.T.,
Friday, August 21. 1998 for the follow-
ing position: N
Applications may be obtained at the
Gulf County Building Dept., Room 147,
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 5th St.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Monday -
Friday, 8:00 a.m. ,-5:00 p.m. EDT.
Applicants must have a general knowl-
edge of the building, field, and a valid
Florida Driver's license. Also, a general
understanding of the Gulf County
Comprehensive Plan would be benefi-
cial: After application deadline, all
applicants will be notified and tested
through Jobs and, Benefits Services
Division of the State of Florida. Gulf
.County. enforces a drug-free workplace
policy and is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employ-
,.er. . 2tc 8/13

tHelp Wanted: Apply in person at
Bayside Lumber or call 229-8232.
Cottage cleaners and Inspector need-
ed Immediately. Saturday. trans-
portation. dependability and experl-
,ence a must. S7.00 per hour to start.
227-3730. ,ic 8/6
Now hiring food servers, kitchen help
and bartenders. Apply in person at The
Top of the Gullf. talk with Jonnie. No
phone calls please.

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;'FURNITURE SALE. Remodeling, grand
piano, mint cond., walnut, 4 years old,
$8,000. Antique 3 pc. dining set, hutch,
buffet, table. 6 chairs. 1920's, S 1.500.
Can see at Gulf Aire Subd.. St. Joe
Beach, 647-3131, 2tc 8/13
6-pc. sectional sofa. 8200; glass/brass
chandelier, 8100; computer desk. 830:
black/chrome ceiling lamp with lights.
,new, $50. 647-8467. Itp 8/13
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Watch Bands & Batteries, 216 3rd St.
227-Pawn, Buy, Sell or Trade

RC oo003.936
Specializing in Reroofs .
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price" :
S : tfc 7/2

Household Repairs
Painting, Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
(850) 229-1051.
tfc 7/2

St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112

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17,000 btu RCA Whirlpool air condi-
tioner, Ig. window unit with thermostat
and economy settings, 3 yrs. old, excel.
cond., $350. Two 34"x24" mirrors,
stained glass trim, $25 each; entertain-
ment center, perfect condition, has
shelves and cabinet,. $35. Call 229-
8059 or 747-8280.. 2tc 8/6
White metal bunk bed frame, double
bottom, twin top. Excellent, like brand
new condition, $75. Call 827-2389 after
5:30 p.m.
Wooden single bed and mattress with 3
attached drawers, shower doors. 3
wooden chairs. Call 229-8911.
Steel buildings, new, must sell. 40x60x
14 was 816.200 sell 89,990: 50x100x16
was S26.550 sell S18.990; 60x150x16
was $49.990 sell S29,990: 100x200x20
was 898,500 sell S74.990. 1-800-406-
5126. ltp 8/I3
Travel trailer. 1991 32' Wilderness, cen.
a/c. microwave, built-in radio, sleeps.
Excel. cond. Must see to appreciate.
S8.000. Call 639-4543. 4tc 8/6
B, C and even D credit accepted. Call
toll free for Information. 1-877-265-
8382. 4tc 8/6
Garage/Workshop for as low as
S99/month. Direct from factory to you.
Must sell order cancellations immedl-
ately. First come basis on limited quan-
ity. 1-800-341-7007. 2tp 8/6
Cathy's Bookkeeping Service, 14 .TS.
exp: general bookkeeping for personal
or business accounts including sales
tax & quarterly payroll reports; ref
available, 639-2833. 19tp 7/23
BOOKS! New and used all discounted.
Cookbooks Sheet Music. In the bal-
cony at The Port Theater Antique Mall.
4tp 7/23
One Story & Clark piano. a contempo-
ranr console, like new, 37.5" high.
S895. You move. Call 227-2019. tic 8/6

BARFIELD'S, 229-2727
tic 8/6

PLAY BRIDGE-intermediate bridge at
Senior Citizens Center, Port St. Joe on
Monday at 1:30 p.m. ET. Beginners
welcome. Call 227-1512, 647-3277 or
Senior Citizens Center, 229-8466.
4tp 7/30

Puppies, half dalmatians, 6. adorable
spotted little babies, ready for adoption.
Come see the gang. Good homes only.
Also cute as a button, little 9 week old
black &, white male kitty. Has first
shorts. Call after 7:00 p.m. 227-2155.
c 8/13
Did you know that animals taken to the
city or county pound/animal shelter are
exterminated after 7 days? tfc 8/6
Need a flea/Lick mist that kills adults on
dogs & cats? Ask Barfield's Lawn &
Garden (229-2727) about Happy
JackDD-33 Flea/Tick Mist. Citrus
scented. Trigger spray. Biodegradable.
(www.happyjackinc.com) 4tc 7/23
KITTIES-Want a kitten? Come see my
family of beautiful bright-eyed babies.
Sweet, cute, playful. little angels ready
for a loving home. May babies have been
wormed, have no fleas or ear mites.
Guaranteed to give you hours of plea-
sure," each comes with their own toy.
Also looking for foster homes. Giye us a
call, ask for Jenny, 647-4047. tfc 8/13

View of gulf, 135 Santa Anna, St. Joe
Beach. For sale by owner--2 story, 3
bedroom, 2 1/2 bath. 1470 sq. ft. Open
house: Aug. 15, 16 or call 334-283-
5673. 1.tc 8/13
Home for sale: 3 bdrm., I 1/2 bath.
front & back screened porches. 2 bay
garage with workbench. Two wells, I
deep, 1 shallow. Large, almost 1/2 acre
lot with chain link fence. Due to Illness,
being sold furnished. 827-2333.
2tp 8/13

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Port St. Joe
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Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
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Experienced and dependable couple to
clean cottages, houses and apartments.
647-9262. 2tp8/13

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Country living at its best. Hwy. 71,
White City. 4 bdrm., 1 ba., kitchen, LR,
DR, screened porch, laundry rm. brick
home. 16x32' workshop, fenced back d.
on almost an acre of ,land. $75,000.
Serious Inquiries only. 827-2916,leave
message if no answer. 4tc 8/6
Land for sale: 100'x160' corner lot,
located on Walnut Ave., Wewahitchka.
639-2220 3tc 8/13
2 bdrm.. 1 ba.. liv. rm.. den. laundry
room unfurnished, with shop or storage
bldg. out back. 523 7th St.. Port St. Joe.
Call 827-2902 after 6. tfc 7/9
Lots for Sale: Port St. Joe, high and dry,
ready to build on, no fill needed. Comer
of Palm Blvd. and 19th Street on canal.
Call Phil 227-2112 or 229-8409.
tfc 8/6

1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with septic
tank & well. $2,500 down, $132.16 mo.
Call George, 229-6031. tfc 8/6
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
S55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 8/6
Nice 2 bedroom mobile home. fenced
comer lot. low down payment.
Owner/agent, $25,000.647-9358.
tfc 8/6

Home lor 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.
tfc 8/6

I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
tfe 7/2

Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfside
Serenity Group, meets Mon., Thurs..
Fri., at 7:30 p.m. CST at Ist United
Methodist Church, 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Women's open AA meeting, 12
noon CST Thursdays.

Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy.: 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday and
Thursday at 7:00.

Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales
211 Allen Memorial Way *
Port St. Joe
Sn (810) 229-646

ST. JOE BEACH. 3 bedroom, 2 bath
mobile home; only steps to the beach.
$46,009, Reduced to $40,000. Call
Joan, Crystal Sands Realty, 648-4400.
tfc 8/6

Brick house, 1992 sq. ft. 2 large bed-
rooms, 2 full baths, great rm., cathedral
ceilings, 1,100 sq. ft., fireplace, new
cen. -eat/air unit, attached carport,
20x40 in-ground pool, nice storage
bldg., fenced backyard, approx. 1 block
from Dead Lakes on Our Town Road.
$85,000 firm. Call 639-2765. Never
flooded. tfc 8/6
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 8/6
Wanted to Buy: house that needs some
work in Wewahitchka. Please call 227-
3511. tfc 8/6
Beautiful wooded acre, restricted subdi-
vision, Whispering Pines in Wewahlitch-
ka. 639-3410. tfc 8/6
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 8/6
For Sale: Bayfront house at Cape San
Blas, 3 bdrm., 2 ha.. Ig. covered decks.
appliances. Call Phil at 227-2112 or
229-8409. tfe 8/6
3 adjoining wooded lots near Panama
City and the beaches at Wewahltchka.
All 3 for 820.000 obo. 205-653-2583
evenings, 205-544-1381 days. 4tc 7/30

Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers.
827-6828 ask for Dusty

30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229

Free Estimates Your Satisfaction Our Concern
The Supply Dock, Inc. Bayside Floorcovering
Carpet Vinyl' 'Wood Floors Blinds
ue* .P* Ceramic Tile & VCT Paint
RON & FAYE WESTMARK (850) 927-2674, FAX (850) 927-3695
.1 39B W. Gorrie Drive St. George Island, FL 32328-9706


580 Palmetto Dr., Oterstreet Phone 648-4088
Port St. Joe, FL 32-456 "C ,16 Fax 648-8752

Michael Wood 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,

Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (850) 229-9292 P.O 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457

Pierce Heating & Cooling
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State Lic. #RA0066486 229-COOL

A Office: 850-229-6018
FAX: 850-229-8976

Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt e Port-0-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair

GULF VIEW Large mobile home lot LICENSE PLATES before 1966. Up to.
restricted subdivision. High elevation, $600 for county enamel tags 1911-17.
paved streets, city water & chain llk 'Paying cash. Jeff Francis 813-345-
fence on boundaries. Located on Auger 6627, Box 4138 1. St. Petersburg, FL
Ave. and Sunray Court, Beacon Hill, 33743. 10tp 7/23
$35,000. Call Parker Realty of Mexlep
Beach, Inc. for further info. 850-64 -
5777. fe 8/6 ,

108 Sunset Circle PSJ
This 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom
home, is newly renovaled wilh many extras.
Custom kitchen, study, living rm.. dining rm,.
fireplace. Great outdoor living area, covered
deck, summer kitchen, 18'x36' in-ground
pool. This home sits on 1/2 acre in a great
neighborhood Very mol;vated to sell. MUST ';
SEEl By Appi. only 227-7535 Askng
$139,900 00'
Owner Agenl'

1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready
to move onto.
$16,000. Owner
financing with 10%
down. Call Billy
Carr, 227-2020,
/". ... tifc 7/2

AA of Mexico Beach. Southside Serenity
Group, located at First United
Methodist Church of Mexico Beach,'
23rd St. Mon., 7:30 p.m. CST, O.D.;
Thurs., 12:00 p.m. CST, Women's O.D.;
Thurs., 7:30 p.m. CST, a step/tradltion;
Fri.. 7:30 p.m. CST, C.D. tfc 7/23

Itinerant Maintenance-
Including simple pool service and
lawn service. Odd and end jobs.
Apartment complexes welcome ,
(contracts available)
AD 8, /6

All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service



at Barfield's Lawn 8
Garden, 302-B Reid Ave.
S 229-2727
New & used mowers &
"ri 7/30

I Console piano for sale. Take on small,
;. monthly payments. Good credit
* required. Call 1-800-398-3970
ay S t 2tp 8/13
Saaa~eug~e'-7 -7t

The City of Wewahltchka sill accept sealed propos-
als for employee Health Insurance from any Major
Health In-urance providers to include PPO All pro-
posals muit be subirutted to the CIt Clerk at City
Hall before 4 PM September 14. 1998 All propose.
als must be sealed and clearly) marked "Health
Insurance-Proposal". Send-to: ..
City of Wesahliclika
P 0 Box 966
Wewahltchka Florida 32465
/s/ PAMELA L HARDEN. Cli) Clerk
2tc. Aueust 6 and 13. 1998

BID NO. 9798-24
The Gull Counts Board of Countt Commissionery
ll receinv sealed bids from an) person. company
or corporauio Interested in providing the County
S inth the following goods/services-
One (11 Brake Lathe I hp. I1 Ov capacitor-
start electric motor
Complete bid specifications are on file mn the Office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
S Should you h3ae any questions, call Joe Danford at
Deihvery Date must be specliled. liquidated dam-
ages for lure to deliver on the specliled date will

G r t Enterprises
We Manicure Your Lawn to Your
850-647-5722, fax 647-3870,
Cell 850-227-6738 ic 7/2

SResidentialo Custom Wood
-, Comrmercial Indushiol

A 8 R Fence
Fenciaf and Cecrete WHk
.aloen Fleicl-.monn FREE Ei4moA es
EIN 5Y3 1156* (s850) 647-4047


& Stucco
by DeGraff
Affordable REAL
Stucco Work
Over 50 colors to choose from.
All Stucco-
No Styrotoam
Also specializing in:
Simulated Brick
Simulated Stone
Quality Painting
Call Tun, "The
Stucco Man"
8 6/2'

Zenith G.E. RCA & Magnavox ,
'Factory Authorized Service
SWe Service What We Sell
Baddcok Home Furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe


For the HnidyFian sad Sportsmain
We strive to meet your needs!
Hardware B.LP Paints'\* Ammunition
Hunting Supplies Mojbile Home & Boat Trailer Parts
Live & Frozen Bait Tackle Gifts and Souvenirs
306 Reid Avenue Roy Todd, Owner
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 *; (850) 229-8933







Odor Control 24 HHr Water Damage "
Pet Stains Free Estimates

(850) 227-5O98 or 229-9663



be $25.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER.
Bids ill be received until 5:00 o'clock, P.M.,
Eastern Time, on August 25, 1998, at the Office of
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 1000 Fifth Street,
Room 148. Port St. Joe. Florida 32456 (Telephone:
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
2tc, August 6 and 13. 1998.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Deloms Fort. the
holder of the following Tax Ceruilcate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of Issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in
which It was assessed are as follows. ;
Certificate No 43 Appbcauon No 98-6
Year of Issuance, 1996 RE No 00621-070
Description of Property:
Lots 18. 19. 20 and 21. Block K. Unit 2 of Red Bull
Island. Gulf County. Flonda. also knonm as the fol .
Commence at the Northwe-t Corner of S.cuon 30.
Township 41 South. Range 9 West. Gulf County.
Florida: thence run South 4122 7 feet along the sec-
tion line: thence run 589' 12'E. 195 0 feet along the
South right of way line of Riter Road- thence run
S86 32W. 5850 leet: thence run S80 57E. 91 12
to the Point of Beginning. thence run S80'57 E
364 4 feeL. thence run South 1087 feet. thence
run N88:32W. 3600 feet along the North right of
nay line of Dog'wood Avenue thence run North
165 74 feet to the Point of Beginning LESS AND
EXCEPT LOL, 18.20 and 21
Name inm which assessed Billy J McDamel and
wife Emma Joan McDaniel
All of said propeny being in the Gulf Courtv State
of Florida.
Unless such certulcate shall be redeemed accord.
Ing to law. the properM described in such cerUfl-
cate will be sold to the hilhest bidder in the front
Lobby ol the Gulf County Courthouse at I1I 00
A.M. E ST on Wednesday. the 9mn day of
September 1998.
Dated this 6th day of AugusLt 1998
BY: /a/ Rebecca L Norns
Deputy Clerk
4tc, August 13, 20, 27 and September 3, 1998.
IMPROVEMENTS will be recented by the BOARD
ICO BEACH. FLORIDA at 118 N 14th Street
Mexico Beach. Flonda 32410 up until I 30 pm
local time. September 15 1998. at which time bids
will be pubhcly opened and read aloud at 2.00 p m
at the Meoxico Beach Cnic Center. 105 N 31st
Street. Mexco Beach. Florida 324 10
Bids shall be submitted In a sealed envelope plain
Iv marked sith bidder s name. address, date and
nine of bid opening and bid number for City of
DESCRIPTION OF WORK The work shall include
installation of box culverti with inlets and head.
BID NO. 9W610f01

Copies of the contract documents are on file at the
office of Baskerville-Donovan, Inc. located at 110
East 5th Street. Panama City, Florida 32401. They
may be examined at the above address or copies
will be provided to. the Bidder at a fee of Seventy
Five Dollars ($75.00) per set. This payment is non-
refundable. Partial sets will not be Issued. The
Board of City Commissioners reserves the right to
accept or reject any and all bids in whole or in part,
to waive informalities in the bidding or bidding
documents, to obtain new bids, or to postpone the
bid opening. Each bid shall be valid to the City of
Mexico Beach for a period of sixty (60) days after
the bid opening.
The City, of Mexico Beach is an Equal Opportunity
This notice dated August 13. 1998
Submitted by Mayor Garr) L Gaddis
City of Mexico Beach Florida
2tc. August 13 and 20, 1998.
AA required by Secuon 51 M (d) of the Internal
Revenue Code. the Arnual Return of T iuntons
Family Children Home will be available for pubhc
Inspecuon for a penod of 180 days from the date of
this notice That return may be Inspected at the
principal office of the Children'g Home. which 13
located at 702 North Hwy 71. Wewahitchka.
Florida. during regular business, hours The legal
address of 'this police Is P 0 Box 870.
Wewahltchka, Florida 324.5 and you may phone
at (8501 639-2337
4tc. August 13, 20. 27 and September 3. 1998.
] & A AUlJTO WING will be selling thd following
vehicles. The sale will be held August 25, 1998. at
9:00 a.m.. EST. at 4560 CR 386, Port St. Joe. FL
32456, (850) 647-3031. We have the right to reject
any and all bids.
1976 FORD 7U63H118213
1985 FORD 1FIDE14YOGHA31589
1985 TOYOTA JT3YR22V8F5083903
1989 ISUZU JALB4BlH2K7007120
1tc, August 13, 1998.:
Testing of the Tabulauni Equipment to be used m
the September I. 1998. Prunmary Elecion 111 be
held on Friday. August 28 1998. at 1 1.00 am .
EST. at the Gulf County Courthouse. Supervisor of
Elections Offlce at Port St Joe
This meenng is open to the pubbe
lie. August 13 1998
Nouce Is hereby given that. pursuant to Chapter
865 09 Flonda Statules. the undersigned intends
to register ,ith the Division of Corporatlons.
Department of State. the fictitious trade name
under which It will be engaged In business andIn
which said business Is to be warned on. to-wit:
MAILING ADDRESS 516 First Street. Port St. Joe.
Florida 32456.
OWNER (SI: St. Joe Manufacturing and Supply.




AUGUST 20, 1998 AT 6:30 P.M. AT CITY

2tc, August 13 and 20, 1998


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, ai meet TueSday;, Anut 18,. 1998 ,at 1O.sOO a.ni., IDT.,
ii the Gulf County Coms.sion Meeting Roonm at tlh' Glf
-'County Courthon 'eo di.cusse.nd possibly aet upon ihe:ol-
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2) -Ps iy- tPaLt Apprital Tieasure I[lald Sauivislon
-u ,varinc, .Be urae Bi W r ,.;.', i,. -
-e pih encouraged to atte& ntd heard on these
"wjters. iafonnrmatidi prior to Athe meeting *can be obialned
ron .ePlaihaiziglilnlding Deparineus/Chid Admuilerar
' -Office, (8560)229-61i .' .' .': .:
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