The star
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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 20, 1998
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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

SUSPS 518-880

DnD CT- nF FEi5Ii~lhA i'2,24A THIRqAY.AUG~UST 20, 1998

324 Per Copy 3
Plus 34 Tax. .. 35

Sea Oats Return to Gulf


Page 3A

Interest Shown to Build Motel Here

Would Locate on City Property Adjacent to New Marina

"Class of '98" Signs
See Sports on Pages 11-12A

EDC to Inventory Land
and Buildings

PD Reports

Plans on Page 1 B
Page 8A

Tapper Tourney Oct. 2-4
More on Page 11 A
Mold-A-Male Had Busy
Summer Qetails on Page 9A
Sluggers Bdck from
Stats, Photo on Page I OA

What's to Eat? Page 6A


Ceremony Plans
The event we've all been wait-
ing for.. the groundbreaking
ceremony for :the new replace-
ment school p-oject and renova-
tions of Port St. Joe Elementary Is
almost here. Citizens are invited
to share in this exciting event
next Friday, August 28th, at 9:30
a.m. EST. The celebration will be
centrally located on the site where
the new, 24 room classroom wing
will be constructed. Festivities
will include the NJROTC present-
ing the colors, the Port St. Joe
High school band playing the
national anthem and various
speakers from the area. Final
4 plans by the architect. Bayne
Collins, will also be displayed for
all to see.
Almost two years ago, citizens
envisioned a vital need for renova-
tions at Port St. Joe Elementary
and formed a group named GIVE,
Gulf Investment by Voters for
Education, to solicit for the pas-
sage of a half-cent sales tax
increase for the duration needed
to fund such a project. Voters
supported the group's vision by
passing the tax Increase in the
November 1996; general election
3138 for and 2456 against.
Now the vision is becoming a
reality. Make plans to be a part of
the groundbreaking celebration
and enjoy this very special event.

Just as the marina is beginning to take a form
rendering some semblance of a place to dock boats,
several of the remaining pieces of the development's
puzzle are also starting to take shape.
During Tuesday's Port St. Joe City Commission
meeting, Bob Emmitt (a Thomasville, Georgia busi-
nessman) expressed interest in building a 60 to 70
room motel on city property adjacent to the marina.
Emmitt commented to commissioners, "You have a
beautiful site plan for the marina," as he questioned
them about long term development plans and the pro-
cedures he needed to go through in order to further
develop his plans.
Attorney Billy Joe Rish outlined! the city's plans to
send out RFP's (Request for Proposals) the first of
October. Those RFP's will be sent out regarding the
marina's operations, as well as development of the
remainder of the surrounding tract of city property.
Nearly half of the 28-acre tract is available for

development outside the scope of the marina project.
Commissioners have accepted, in principle, a develop-
ment plan, drawn up by Preble-Rish. Inc., Consulting
Engineers, which includes a motel, restaurant, and
areas for commercial and/or business development,
along with the required, infrastructure.
Commissioner Charles Tharpe noted that it was
encouraging to know that people were already inter-
ested in the project's development, while the marina is
in the early Otages of construction.
Emmitt said if he was successful in his efforts, he
expected the motel operations would employ approxi-
mately 30 people during the peak season.
He has two motels in the Thomasvlle area (a
Hampton Inn and Shoney's Inn) and invited commis-
sioners to take a first-hand look at his operation.
Proposals for the marina's management and out-
parcel development will be dealt with separately by the

board. Specifications regarding the length of lease
agreements, scope of developments, and lease rev-
enues to the city must be decided upon by the board
before the RFP's are advertised for public bids.
Mayor Johnny Linton pointed out the board's long
term objective was to see the property developed in a
manner that would positively influence the city for a
long, long time to come.
Recycle Bags
Commissioners agreed to purchase a six-month
supply of recycle/garbage bags to support their recy-
cle garbage collection program at a cost of $17,000.
Board members discussed the matter for several
minutes before concluding that the only way to keep
city residents actively participating in separating their
garbage and recyclables was to continue the practice
of furnishing bags for that purpose.

Mill Sets Milestone; 2 Million Man Hours Without Lost Time Mishap
-5 Last Lost Time
Accident Happened
August 15, 1996
The employees of Florida
Coast Paper Company in Port St.
.. A' Joe accented one of the best safe-
C L.A T -C O.*-_EM .... ,-s-I.vr. ty performances in the paper
2< ,,OO6 V JL .cr.L-FFS TP PT ^k'R A .---- "industry with the attainment on
SOURS WORKED WITHOUT A T hours without a lost time injury.
-.According to General
S E Manager Ferrel Allen. the mill
employees reached the milestone
During the Il p.m. to 7 a.m. shift
on Wednesday. This is a record for
.," the mill. The completion of one
l"''million safe work hours is consid-
Sered a major milestone in the
S. .paper Industry. and completing
,-,, '2-, t' wo million is. according to Allen,
.."a 'four-star' achievement."
2 "The Florida Coast employees
OE also completed two years without
a lost time injury' on August 15,
placing it among the elite safety

"on'I E .. we have some of

z. the best employees in

..........the paper industry right

Utilizing Burma-Shave-type slogans and signs, Florida hours worked without a lost time accident. The signs en-
Coast Paper Company mill, sends a message of encourage- -courage the work force to try now to achieve 3.000,000.
ment to its workers, as they marked 2,000,000 safe man- stating. "3 Million Would be Hard to Beat!"

Marina Project Is

Starting to Look Like One

Concrete floor for dry storage building is made ready for pouring.

Port St. Joe's 159 slip marina
is beginning to look like more
than just a giant hole ,in the
Workers with Royal American
construction have, work in
progress on several, facets of the
project as it begins to take on the
appearance of a marina.
For the past few weeks, work
has progressed on installing the
pilings, bulkheads, and metal
sheeting that comprise the interi-
or of the basin and boat slips.
On Tuesday, George Douglas,
project manager, said construc-
tion work was on schedule to
complete the marina early next
year (1999).
Douglas said he hopes the
channel, jetties, and entranceway
will be complete by sometime late
next month (September).

Preparation is also underway to
pour the foundation for the 39-
slip dry storage facility. The
14,000 square foot metal building
should be complete around the
first of October.
Work should also get under-
way on the marina's ship's, store
within the next few weeks.
City commissioners will be
seeking proposals over the next
few months to contract out the
marina's operations. Plans are to
negotiate a long term manage-
ment agreement to pay off $2.5
million in low interest Rural
Development Agency loans and
hopefully generate a positive rev-
enue return to boot.
Some $875,000 in grant
funds are also helping to pay for
the nearly $3.5 million marina

here .


performances of the paper indus-
try. This is also a mill record. The
last lost time injury at the mill
took place on August 15, 1996.
Allen extended praise to the
mill's employees for "this truly
outstanding achievement." He
added, "Safety performance relies
on the efforts of each individual,
and I have long maintained that
we have some of the best employ-
ees in the paper industry right
here at Florida Coast."
Allen said the joy of the
achievement was tempered by the
August 14th shutdown of the mill
due to market conditions.
"While we at Florida Coast
cannot control world market con-
ditions, we can control the man-
ner in which we do our jobs,
including making sure we do
those jobs safely. The fact that the
mill's employees have achieved
this landmark safety performance
in the face of numerous other dis-
tractions and concerns is an addi-
tional indication of the quality
and professionalism of our peo-
Allen said the mill plans to
celebrate the achievement follow-
ing the start-up of the mill.

Plans Winding Down On Annual Scallop Day Celebration, Saturday, September 5

"Mmmm, Mmmmm, Good,"
that's what you'll hear people say-
ing as they feast on delicious,
fresh scallops from St. Joseph
Bay at Port St. Joe's Second
Annual Scallop Day. This event
will take place on September 5,
from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., ET,
at Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe.
Filled with fun for all ages,
one of the Scallop Festival's many
attractions will be talented live
entertainment. An assortment of
groups and individuals will be
performing that day, and there is

sure to be something that will
appeal to everyone.
The Festival will also feature
many educational booths and
information centers, focusing
on-what else?-scallops and
other marine life in the St. Joseph
Bay, as well as other topics.
There will also be a "touch
tank," containing scallops and
other little animals and plants
from the bay, so that you and
your child will have a chance to
observe these fascinating crea-
tures up close.

Julie's on Reid, a local restau-
rant, has donated a large dining
tent for the day. Tables and. chairs
will be set up underneath, giving
everyone present a place to enjoy
their food or just sit and chat in
the. shade. Julie's will also have
an ice cream booth set up to help
everyone beat the heat, and they'll
be selling scallop and shrimp din-
Because it was so popular
last year, a face painting booth
will be set up, again, and there will

be plenty of activities for the chil-
There is one event at the fes-
tival, however, that should be of
special interest to those of you
with boats. The Florida Marine
Patrol will be at the festival, giving
away FREE boat inspections, and
NO fines will be levied. This is a
great opportunity for boat owners
to see.if their boat is up to par.
All together, there will be
about 30 to 35 booths set up at
the Festival.
Some of these will be food

vendors. You'll be able to treat
your palate with whatever you're
craving-whether it's barbecue,
ice cream, baked goods, snow
cones, funnel cakes, or curly fries.

No matter what you do
though, don't leave without trying
some of those mouthwatering bay
scallops and the other fresh
seafood that will be available.
The other booths will be offer-
ing a myriad of arts, crafts, and
wares, including caricatures by a
skilled artist, dolls and fabric

crafts, adult and children s cloth-
ing, wood carvings, towel cre-
ations, watercolors, inlaid wood
pictures, scrapbook materials,
and much, MUCH more ... some-
thing to delight everyone in the
Port St. Joe's Second Annual
Scallop Festival will take place on
September 5 at Frank Pate Park
in Port St. Joe, from 9:30 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. Bring your family; bring
your friends; bring. your appetite.
It's sure to. be a wonderful day for
everyone who attends!


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THE BLOWING UP OF THE embassies in Africa drew the
undivided attention of the entire nation, as each and everyone
cogitated over how to retaliate. They were both senseless and
barbaric acts undertaken by people with sick minds. We even
wonder whether or not they accomplished whatever the perpe-
trators hoped to accomplish. .
These incidents of terrorism are becoming all too frequent.
They were already senseless. People died who didn't have a clue
as to why they died. People were injured who were not even in-
volved with the embassies. A necessary service, designed to help
people, has been temporarily removed from several people in
Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.
WHAT SORT OF PUNISHMENT should be meted out to. the
guilty parties? We know who they are. One is even in jail. How
do you adequately punish them for their actions?
The "lack of brains" behind the operation is said to be a rich
Arabian who has dedicated his fortune to financing terrorism
against the United States.
What has the United States done to him to engender such
burning .hatred? Likely his home country received a large
amount of money from the United States to aid the hungry and
homeless, so what can be his beef? In all. probability he even
made his fortune here, or because of something the U.S. did.
OUR NATURAL REACTION IS to retaliate in like kind, Blow
up public, buildings in his hometown, killing hundreds of unsus-
pecting people with everyday jobs just .trying to make a living.
But what would that prove? That we could also blow up build-
On the surface, the reason would appear to be for our posi-
tion as a successful nation; a ChrisUan nation. What a reason to
declare a holy war against a nation! Is it. to prove that their na-
tion is holier than ours?
It would be interesting to find out just what the terrorists'
definition of the word 'holy' is.
We cannot see why the host nation ofthese terrorists does
rnot join Iin the search for them, turning them over to the nation
which has had the crime perpetrated against them. They would
expect nb less cooperation of the United States should the posi-
tions be reversed.

Passing the Buc

AT LAST, PRESIDENT CLINTON revealed what his role in
the Monica Lewinsky sex -scandal really was; or did he? He has
revealed to just what extent he was involved and what he will do
to mollify the hurt he has caused others .. or has he? One
could draw the conclusion from his television appearance that
rather than apologize, he is blaming everybody for the scandal
except himself; one of the 'stars' of the fiasco which has drawn
the undivided attention of our nation for so long.
The belittling of the. scandal with the, ploy that, "Other presi-
dents did the same thing," doesn't erase the fact of his guilt. It
doesgriTfiake hin an'y more of a mari.- "- : ..'
WE ALL HUNG ON every word from the television Monday
night, only to be disappointed again at thie fshall'owness of"his
statements, which were more of a lame excuse than an apology.
It was sort of a "Devil made me do if!" rather than an, "I'm sorry,
it won't happen again." Rather than the" President redeeming
himself as a responsible individual capable of shouldering his
own responsibilities, he came across as a "pass the buck" indi-
vidual; somebody we can do without as President of the United
How can he expect us to believe anything he says or claims,
following his performance of Monday night?. ,
IT'S PROBABLY TRUE THAT other presidents are guilty of
like dalliances, but their activities weren't flaunted in the faces
of the American public in living color.
The President makes such a public show of his family devo-
Stion arid fidelity. He, and Hillary are shown holding, hands or
they're not shown at all. Who are they trying to fool?
Let's admit it: Wve have a dysfunctional family occupying-the
White House in Washington.
Everybody exclaims, "oh,-but he is dolirg a mar'elous)Job as
president!" To which we reply, '"When does he find the time? He.
is too occupied with 'recreational' activities."

Hunker Down With Kes

by Kesley Colbert

Paper or Plastic?

I've been pondering on, the
state of the nation here lately. Is it
just me .... or are we a little more
confused about life and direction
and standards than we used'to be?
Is the truth a little harder to ferret
out? Is there some gigantic, sub-
versive plot to spin us in circles
until we lose all sense of where we
are, what we are, who we are?;
I'm afraid things are just: a
mite more complicated than my
limited brain cells can sort
through and shake out . but
that's not gonna keep me from giv-
ing it a shot.
I believe the root of our prob-`
lems ,,today .stems from Levi.
I was so happy, so full of life.,
so content with the world as
Mother pulled us through the Ben
Franklin Five and Dime in search
of our "back to school" clothes. It

was the mid-fifties. Ike was In
Washington, Stan Musial was
banging line drives off that short
right field screen in old
Sportsman s Park. Sputnik was a
year or two away, hog prices were
up ......
All was right with the world-,
"I ain't wearing those Tuf Nut
jeans!" Leon was fifteen that late
Indian summer afternoon, I was
five years younger. And contrary to
what you might have surmised
from the name, Ben Franklin had
lots of items that went for more
than ten cents.
The Tuf Nut jeans sold for two
dollars. We'd been buyln'em in
here for years. They' had -the dou-
ble patch:on the knees, they were
loose enough' so you could slide
into second base, the pockets were
big enough for your frog, and you
only had to wash 'em fifty or sixty
times before they began' to soften
In our orderly, structured,
world they were the only jeans we,
had ever known.
"You can buy me ten pair, a
hundred pair, I'm not gonna put
'em on. I wouldn't be caught dead

wearing Tuf Nutsl" Leon was
adamant. "1 want a pair of Levisl"
Folks, you couldn't even buy
Levis at Ben Franklin's. You had to
go across the street to the National
Shirt Shop. And they cost four dol-
For the first time in my life I
was a little confused. Why would
anybody want to have to go to
another store, do all that looking
around, waste all that time and
then pay twice as'. much for the
same thing we had sitting right
here in front of us?
"Mother, I. can't let Barbara'
Jean see me in a pair of 'those'
plain ole things.
"Honey, .the Levis are a lot
more expensive .... I could tell
by her tone that after me and
David got the "plain ole things", we
were headed to the Shirt Shop.
I never will forget walking to'
school that first day. Leon had :a
little swagger in his step I kept
looking down, at my jeans like
there was something not quite
right ......
I graduated to Levis some-
where along in junior high. They
only had one style, 501's. I'm sure
you remember them-button fly,

straight legs-I rolled my pants leg
one small turn for a couple of
years until, of course, cuffless
being the rage.
Hey. was I cool, or what!
'Course, every male m the entire
school was dressed just exactly
like me. Boy howdy, you talk about
being secure.
Things went haywire along
there in the 60's.
Every single hippie and beat-
nik and groupie in the world start-
ed going across the street to the
National Shirt Shop! Now, we did-
n't mind Brando and Dean. but
,this thing got out of hand in a
The immediate result was that
the price overnight soared to twen-
tv bucks a pair. Those Levi folks
made enough money to buy a pro-
fessional sports team. they began
to advertise on t.v., they got into
politics ..... and that was just the
One of tho e beatniks had
trouble with the buttons, so they
started making jeans with zippers.
And .the seventies rolled in, bell
bottoms were big, so naturally we


You Find Practical Jokers In the Most Unusual Places

A LATE FRIEND of mine was
always saying, "Don't ever get in
an argument with a person who
buys his ink by the barrel!"
Whatever that meant, I don't
know, but it sounds deep and
Now, I have another axiom to
add to. that one. "Don't ever try to
get one up on your urologist, or
you will live to regret itl"
A few weeks ago, I made fun
of my urologist's long, large, mus-
cular finger and he never forgot
it. He laughed and enjoyed the
finger description just as much
as anyone, secretly harboring
plans to get even. Forevermore
like the person who buys his ink
by the barrel.
My urologist, Dr. Denis Heal-,
ey, laid his plans carefully, de-
signing a torture for me which I
would remember for some time to
come. I don't wish to repeat it,
nor do I wish the same experience
on my worst enemy. .. if I have

It had to do with a catheter!

start a kidney which hasn't func-
tioned all my life and is now be-
ginning to cause me trouble. This
entailed opening up a passage-
way between the kidney and the
bladder which was deformed and
closed up.-
Here's where the fun began!
Dr. Healey persuaded me to
come to Panama City as an out-
patient Tuesday of last week.
He took advantage of me!
While he had me on the oper-
ating table, and asleep, he
slipped a catheter in me. He went

in' through the bow and took the'.
scenic route on his way to my-
This wasn't just any old cath-
eter. It was more like a culvert! It
had room for him to maneuver:
around in and open up the de-
formed [and closed] drainage sys-
That" catheter' had -room,
enough in it to get a bank of
strobe lights In to make pictures,
a camera, a pair of scissors, a
ballooono a stick, and a bulldoz-
er to smooth over his work. after
he was finished.
That's quite a few instru-
ments; everything but a book to'

read while he was, performing his

SO, WHAT IS the big beef?
Wasn't all this' for my benefit?
'Wasn't it designed to correct a
mistake of nature of long ago?,
Now, comes the rub, or rath-
er the week of torture to get me
back for having maligned a sim-
ple digit! ; .
SDr. Healey lefit'that catherter
'in'me and left the hospital before
I could wake up and protest loud-
ly. He shipped me off home with
that thing still dangling, causing
more than a small degree of dis-
comfort and a whole lot of incon-
venience and inability to remain
He effectively tied me down to.
my recliner and dared me to
That was pay-back, big time
I endured that situation for
six days until I could stand it no
longer. I finally bundled up in the
car Monday and showed up on
his doorstep, demanding to have

that thing removed. .
Then Dr. Healy took some
mollifying moves. On the day of
the President's confession, he
tempted me in.the same manner
he had been tempted. The good
doctor sent a sweet young thing
in the treatment room Where I
was cooling my heels, with the
declaration, "Dr. Healey said for
me to yank that thing out!"
Well, after keeping it for six
days I wasn't amenable to having
It yanked anywhere
But, she did yank, and out it

THEN. AND ONLY then, the
doctor came in the room, grin-
ning sheepishly and proclaiming,
"I knew I would get my opportuni-
ty-to get back at you, and I did!"
"That was dirty pool, Doc," I
said. "I just used words on you
but you took full advantage of
sticks and stones on me!"
"Oh, but the sticks and
stones I used were mostly neces-
sarily. I just took a few liberties

so you -wouldn't forget who has
the last word, here," he gloated.
I knew 'I had a good dedicated
..doctor making repairs on my. in-
nards, but I didn't know I .also
had a practical joker.
During one of my visits to his
office, his partner came up to me
and said, '"The next time you need
an urologist, just remember that
my finger is smaller than his," he
announced While exhibiting his 'in-
spection digit'.. An office full of
practical jokers! '
I just hope I am through with
the "simple .tests" now, and only
the follow-up visits to monitor my
progress are a'l that remain.
There is just so *much 'fun' a fel-
low can stand and remain up-
Before you get into this 'Joy-
ful' routine, 'let me show you pic-
tures of my experience, which
were taken on the spot, or in the
tube. They're in living color and
sharp as a tack. I'm even think-
ing of making a T-shirt of one of
them on our new color copier!

USPHS 51.880
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe,'Florido 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
Wesley RI' Ramsey-. .".'. Editor & Publisher, President:-'
William H. Ramsey '-. .. .. Vice President"
Frenchie Ramsey . Treasurer, Offi&e Manager "
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Postmaster: I '
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amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.

St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time H tt.
August 21 11:59 a.m. H 1.1 10:03 p.m. L -0.3
August 22 12:46 p.m. H 0.9 10:31 p.m. L -0.1
August 23 1:32 p.m. H 0.8 10:44 p.m. L 0.0
August 24 2:19 p.m. H 0.7 10:31 p.m. L 0.1
August 25 4:27 a.m. H 0.3 6:42 a.m. L 0:1
3:14 p.m. H 0.5 : 9:42 p.m. L .0.3
August 26 3:44 a.m. H 0.4 9:57 a.m. L 0.2 .
4:43 p.m. H 0.3 7:54 p.m. L 0.2
August 27 3:56 a.m. H 0.5 12:53 p.m. L 0.2

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The entrance to Port St. Joe's new $3.5 million marina is
definitely defined in this photograph [shown, top center of
the picture]. Workers are shown placing the sheet piling
around the complex and installing the "dead men" [at left]
for bracing the face piling. The project is now beginning to

FCPC's Biggest Asset is Ferrel Allen

Dear Editor: .
Over the past year, it has
been my privilege and pleasure to
work with the paper makers of
Florida Coast Paper Company.
They are a fine group of people,


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*needed flared Levis to keep up.
And. boot cut. And loose fit. And
relaxed fit. And orange tabs. Then
silver tabs. And they buy 'em for
forty dollars these days with fifty
washings already on them.
You talk about confusing
They don't even sell 'em, at
general stores anymore. You've got
to get 'em at the mall or at a spe-
cially designed "Jean store". Drove
poor Ben Franklin plum out of
They wear Levis today that
don't even cover what they're sup-
posed to cover.
S' Choices! They've just given us
too many choices!
And you know the American
people. You give 'em enough
choices and they go hog wild.
Someone figured out if we had
;a choice in jeans ..... then 'why
not in automobiles? Let's get out of
'the Chevy-Ford-Chrysler rut. Let's
add a few more major league base-
'ball teams. Surely, we can come
up with anoier religion or .two.
ABC, NBC and CBS ain't near
enough! We don't want one fast-
food-burger place, we want a wide
selection. We deserve it. We're enti-
We don't want a national con-
sensus, we want immediate justifi-
cation for whatever we've got going
"on" at the present moment. Right
or wrong is not as important as my
options ......
Poor Levi Strauss.
He double-stitched, brass-riv-
eted, pocket-watched us right into
the new age. We never dreamed
back in the 50's we were in the, old
age. How un-hip. un-chic .... how
simple. ,
You live and learn.
I don't know about you, but
I'm so confused these days that
I've taken to wearing Wranglers .
It Respectfully,

and together we did things no
other mill has ever done. They
should be proud of their efforts
and accomplishments.,Yet, it has
been necessary that. the mill take
downtime 'due to themarket con-
'ditions in the paper industry.
During my time at Florida
. Coast Paper Company, I have got-.
ten to know the General Manager,
Ferrell Allen. qul*te well. and we
became instant friends, I. have
never met a more compassionate
man who cares so. deeply Tfor his
people. Ferrell Allen did every-.
thing possible to. prevent this
downtime. So. much goes., on
behind the' scenes that most
employees and the' citizens never
see. Ferrell argued, negotiated.
and pulled strings, but the deck
was stacked against him and
Florida Coast Paper Company, He
was forced to play the hand, he
was dealt.
Ferrell needs your support.
He is your insurance policy to get
Florida Coast Paper Company and
Port St. Joe through this rough
Master Ed Marx
Master Paper Maker/Consultant

take shape, since the digging of the basin has been complet-
ed and construction of above ground facilities is now under-
way. The entire project is scheduled to be completed early
in 1999 and will be useable next year. The City of Port St.
Joe plans to lease the facility to independent operators.


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The city is using a combina-
tion of recycling, composting,
hauling to landfill, sites and
garbage incineration' to maintain
a handle on garbage disposal
expense. ...
In recent weeks. s6me discus-
-sion has taken place concerning
commercial rates ,and the fact
that they are not sufficient to
.totally offset disposal costs.
The board Is currently look--
ing at several options including
raising those commercial rates to
break-even level, or contracting
commercial garbage collection out
to an independent collection ser-
vice. They are in the process of
getting quotes front. Waste
Management Company to get an
idea on what it would cost com-
mercial users to go with a private
collection service.
In Other Business
*Agreed to a request from the
Junior Service League. represent-
ed by Trish Warriner, to erect a
community events bulletin board
at the intersection of Highway 98
and Cecil G. Costin. Sr.
*Approved a request from
Port St. Joe Police Chief Jay
Leffert to enter intd an agreement

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with Harley Davidson Motorcycle
Company to furnish a motorcycle
to the city at a cost of 812 ,per
yver... An additional one-time
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expense of S600 would also be
required to equip the motorcycle
with lights and sirens.
*Martha Harpool, Executive
Director of Washington
Improvement Group, invited the
board to the group's annual meet-
ing on September 3rd.
eAgreed to set up a workshop
with the Gulf County Commission
to further discuss extending
sewer service throughout portions
of the county and placing the
issue on a county-wide referen-
dum In November.
*Clarified the procedures for
residents hooking up to Ward
Ridge water and sewer, verifying
that the city would finance for a
period of one year the S 1.150 fee
for residents-that includes a
S500 hook-up fee, 400 sewer
tap. and S250 water tap and
Commissioners also decided
to include all residents in the one
year grace period, removing the
stipulation that the home had to
be built before the start date of
the sewer/water project.
All future sewer/water
assessments will cost 82,000 per
lot to tie into the system.
*Enacted a -Power of
Emergency" to purchase and
replace a deep water pump at a
cost of approximately 811.000 as
requested by Wastewater
Treatment Plant Superintendent
Larry McArdle.
*Tentatively set October 1 as
the ribbon cutting date for the Old
Maddox Homesite Renovation
Project as requested by Chamber
of Commerce Executive Director
Diane Scholz.
The chamber office will be
relocated to the homesite at
Maddox/Shipyard Cove Park
when the renovation work is com-

Unveils Plan to
Combat Wildfires
Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Bob CraWford has unveiled
an ambitious plan to minimize the
impact of future wildfires, calling
for strategic control burning to
protect urban areas, more aggres-
sive voluntary burning in rural
locations, and a request for
greater manpower and equipment
to carry out the plan.
The centerpiece of Crawford's
plan is making greater use of con-
trolled or prescribed burning.

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You have probably seen them,
a motley crew meandering
through the dunes. You take a
closer look. They are cutting sea
oats! That's illegal! Isn't it? Well
not exactly. Florida statutes allow
the collection of sea oats with
owner permission. It's the only
way to collect seed.
Dr. John Hovanesian, presi-
dent of Coastal and Native Plant
Specialties, of Milton. knows from
experience. Starting sea oats from
seed is the only viable method of
Stem and root cuttings
require much space and a large
Inventory of stock plants. Tissue
culture-growing plants in test
tubes-has not been successful
for sea oats. Only propagation by
seed has produced the numbers
required for dune renourishment.
Seed propagation has not
been a bed of roses either, excuse
the pun. Five percent of the sea
oat florets contain seed. Only two
percent of those will germinate in
the wild, due to dormancy prob-
lems and plundering by birds.
mice and viruses.
Hovanesian has found a
method to break the dormancy of
sea oats, resulting in 98 percent
germination. Protection from mice
and viruses requires a more cre-
ative approach.
Clay Smallwood. vice presi-
dent of St. Joe Timberland
Company, has again given
Hovanesian's company permis-
sion to collect seed between the
Dixie Bell curve and St. Joe
Dr. Hovanesian is not without
gratitude. This year, he returned
to Gulf County more than 25,000
plants, many taller than three
feet-a retail value of over
Dr. Hovanesian and his crew
will be out there again this year,
harvesting sea oat seed, answer-
ing questions fielded by con-
cerned citizens, curious
observers, and yes, the law. Honk
and wave as you pass. They will
return the benefits, you can be
assured, back to Gulf County.

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Double Ring Ceremony Unite
Kristy Michelle George and the granddaughter of Ruby Nell made in a ball gown style (worn
Justin Tyler Ford were united in Carleton, of Alexander, Arkansas, with a tiara headpiece and veil.
The sleeveless fitted bddice,
fashioned from a canting brocade
fabric, featured a scoop neckline
and slightly dropped waist with
piped edges and princess seams.
.' The back was adorned with
dozens of matching covered but-
tons down to the full skirt of mul-
tiple layers of tulle with a chapel
length train.
The bride carried a cascading
bouquet of creamy bridal white
roses, white Holland: tulips, pale
pink bovardia. with white stock
....tips, sterling range heather, and
; rice flowers. With her bouquet;
-T she also carried a white linen and
lace hankn made. from the
.47groom's baby bonnet.
The groom wore a black tuxe-
do with satin lapels, trim and but-
tons, matching black pleated
trousers with white vest and bow
tie. His lapel flowers were a white
rosebud and baby's breath.
Karla Metcalf and Kara
George. sisters of the bride.
served as matron of honor and
maid of honor, respectively.
Bridesmaids were Amy Cann.,
Amanda Amian, .LaQuinta
Perkins. Amy Terrell. Dana
AF -Johnson, Jackie Mullis. Marilyn
Johnson. and Christina
C.. Teaedns "idnEmmrich.
The attendants wore identical

Mr. and Mrs. Justin Tyler Ford

marriage at 3:00 p.m. on
Saturday, May 9, at Rock Springs
Baptist Church in Morrow,
Georgia. The bride's father, James
George, and pastor Tommy Aman,
performed the double ring cere-
The bride is the daughter of'
Mr. and Mrs. James George of the
Ivory Coast, Africa. where they are
serving as "missionaries. She is


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Irma George, of Birta, Arkansas,
and Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Guhl, of
Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
The. groom is the -son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. Thomas Ford of Port
St. Joe. He is the grandson of the
late Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Brown, of
Ocala, and the late Mr. and Mrs.
Harry L. Ford of Port St. Joe.
As the mothers were seated
and the wedding party entered
Sthe church, "Jesu, Joy of Man's
Desire" was performed. The tradi-
tional wedding march by Wagner
was played for the bride.
Karla Metcalf and Kara
George, sisters of the bride, sang
"Heart's Cry" by Chapman. As the
couple knelt on the prayer bench.
Dav'id George. brother of the;
bride, and friends, Jonathan
Aman and Dray Cann sang "Shine
On Lis".
During the lighting of the
unity candle by the bride and
groom, and signing of the wedding
certificate by certain family mem-
bers and friends, David George
sang "The Other Side Of Me" by
The bride's dress was
designed by the bride and custom

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s Couple
tea length dresses of pale cham-
pagne silk chanting. They carried
bouquets of pale pink, ivory and
white tulips.
E. Thomas Ford, father of the
groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were E. Thomas
Ford, Jr. and Randall L. Ford,
brothers of the groom, David
George, brother of the bride, and
friends, Chris Cox, Josh
Holloman, Mark Presnell, Grant
Hendrix, Sam Barnard, Steve
Prout, Brent Walker, Brian Beck,
Brian Ward, and John Lea.
The groomsmen wore black
tuxedos with satin lapels, trim
and buttons, matching pleated
trousers with black vests and bow
ties. Their lapel flowers consisted
of white rosebud and baby's
Flower girls were Olivia
Vance, cousin of the bride, and
Kendall Shutters, cousin of the
groom. Ringbearer was Luke
Vance. cousin of the bride.
The sanctuary was decorated
using an arch laden with white
tulle, greenery, and pale pink
flowers, in front of which the bride
and groom repeated their vows.
On either side of the arch was
a large mixed floral arrangement
of Virginia roses. Carnivale roses.
with Queen Anne's lace, white
stock and delphinium. Ivory can-
dles illuminated the area with a
(See CEREMONY on Page 5A)

David and Tammy Griffin

Taylor, Griffin Wed

Tammy Delores Taylor and
David Lee Griffin were united in
marriage on July 25 at the
Strayer's home in Highland View.
The double ring ceremony was
performed by Rev. William Smith.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Danny Taylor of Port
St. Joe. She is the granddaughter
of James (Red) Graves of Port St.
Joe and Ruby Bell of Cottonwood,
The groom "is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Randy Hough and the
late Mickey Griffin. He is the
grandson of Marion Hough of Port
St. Joe, Letha Strayer, Jack
Strayer, and Mr. and Mrs. Gene
Griffin. all of Columbus. Georgia.
He is the great-grandson of Tiny
Bennett and Ms. Franklin, both of
Columbus. Georgia.
Music was performed by
Ransom Hough. the groom's step-'
Given In marriage by her par-
ents, and escorted by her father.
the bride wore a beautiful Ivory-
colored dress and accessorized
with gold and pearls. As a head-
piece, she wore a lovely veil that
matched her dress.
She carried an arrangement
*of ivory roses, enhanced with
beautiful purple, green, and gold


Cindy's Darlin' Dolls
Ballet, Baton and Cheerleading classes
will be held each Monday
at the Gulf County Senior Citizens Building (120 Library
Drive), beginning Monday,-August 24 for ages 5 and up.
.Classes will continue through the month of February
and conclude with our annual recital.
Class Schedule For Mondays
Ballet......... 3:45-4:30
Baton ......... 4:30-5:15
Cheerleading 5:15-6:00
Class fees are $20.00 monthly for one class
and $30.00 monthly for two classes.
To register, please call Cindy Belin at 647-5222.
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Nina Redd, of Howard Creek,
was the maid of honor. Andy
McCain. of Port St. Joe, the bride-
groom's uncle, served as the best
Stephanie Strayer was the
flower girl, and J. D. Strayer was
the ring bearer. Both are cousins
of the bride.
Following the ceremony. a
reception was given by Mr. and
Mrs. Randy Hough; Mr., and Mrs.
Andy McCain, and Mr. :anrd Mrs.
John Strayer. Cathi Lyn
Summerlin, the bridegroom's
cousin, distributed the' birdseed
after the reception.
A special guest was in atten-
dance. at the wedding, the cou-
ple's son, Michael Lee Griffin.
Following a honeymoon trip
to Panama City, the couple is
residing in Port St. Joe.




Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Jenkins,
are proud to announce the
approaching marriage of their,
daughter. Michelle Denise
Jenkins, to Norman Jackson. son
of Jimmie Jackson and Mary
Taylor of Adanta. Georgia.
The wedding 'ceremony will be
held on Saturday, September 19,
at 5:00 p.m. at Philadelphia
Primitive Baptist Church, located
at 261 Avenue D in Port St. Joe.,
A reception honoring the cou-

"ple will be held at the Gulf County,
Senior Citizens Center (Court-
house Complex) immediately fol--
lowing the ceremony.
The bride-elect attended the
University of Florida and is cur-*
ren ly a second grade teacher in
Decatur, Georgia. The groom-elect
is the owner, and operator of
Nations Sprinkler Contractor in
Atlanta., Georgia.
All friends and family are,
invited to share in this momen-'
tous occasion.

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and their family members for
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lovely glow. The pews were
,' marked with white tulle bows and
Mrs. Tommy Aman served as
wedding coordinator, Mrs. E.
Thomas Ford, Jr. as decorations
coordinator, and Mrs. Randall L.
Ford attended the guest' book.
Organist was Rhonda Hoke.
Following the ceremony, the
guests enjoyed a reception in the
courtyard where lovely flowers,
greenery, and bows were appro-
priately placed. Guitarist Brian
Beck entertained with back-
ground music of classical guitar.
The bride's cake was a four-
layered vanilla pound cake with
raspberry filling, butter cream
icing, and sugar spun roses. The
groom's cake was a chocolate
pound cake with chocolate fudge
The reception was under the
direction of Tracy Jackson.
Reception hostesses were Melissa
Rhodes, Sherry Hill, Lisa Wright.
Pam Piedra and Joy Adkisson. ,
Guests travelled from various
places including. Florida,
Tennessee, West Virginia,
Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma,
Alabama and North Carolina.
After. a honeymoon to the
Grand, Canyon and Sedona,
Arizona, the couple will reside in
Monroe,. Georgia,. where the
groom is employed as Account
Manager with Alltel Communica-
tions and the bride is continuing
her studies at Georgia State
University. '
A, lovely rehearsal dinner was
'hosted by the groom's parents on'
tie eve of the wedding in the
Magnolia Room of The Mansion in
Atlanta., Georgia. Guests enjoyed
pinch served in the courtyard
before dinnier.. ,
During the evening, several
friends and family.; members
"roasted" the bride and groom,
with Mrs. Jerry Best, 'cousin of
,the groom, ending the evening
with a lovely song dedicated to the A'
couple entitled, "I Will Be Here" by
Steven Curtis Chapman. Poetry
was read by the father of the bride
,and mother of the groom for the
bride and groom. respectively.
The following pre-nuptial par-
ties were given 'in honor of the

A luncheon was held on
Saturday, March 14. in the home .
of and hosted by Mrs. Harry Tison
in Port St. Joe.
A bridal shower was herd a""'
J Rock Springs.-Baptist Church on
I Sunday evenilg.March. 22, host- '
ed by the ladies of the church.
A coffee was held in the home
of Mrs. James Harrison. of Port
St. Joe, on Saturday. April 18.
and hosted by Mrs. Ferrel Allen,
Mrs. Ashley Costin, Mrs. Patrick
Floyd, Mrs. W. R. Merchant, Mrs.
Charles Norton. Mrs. Roy Smith.
Bobbie Watts, and Mrs. Harrison.
A lingerie bridal shower was.,
held on April 19 in the orme of':.:
Heather Gordy and Holly
Simpson, of Atlanta, Georgia, and
hosted -by Miss Gordy, Miss
Simpson and Julane Wadswirth.
A calling bridal shower was
held in the home of Mrs. Dave
Maddox on Saturday. April 25, of
Port St. Joe, and hosted by Mrs.
Billy Barlow, Mrs. B. A. Collier,
Mrs. Jimmy Cox.. Mrs. Joe .
Fortner, Mrs. Cecil Harrison, Mrs.
Johnny Linton, Mrs. Bob
McKiernan. "Mrs. John Presnell, '
Mrs. Wesley Ramsey. Mrs. JKeith
Ward, Barbara Whitlield. and
Mrs. Maddox.
A bridal luncheon was held in
the Sunroom at Driftwood Inn in ,
Mexico Beach. on Saturday. April
25, and hosted by Mrs. Patrick.
Floyd, Mrs. Elmore Godfrey, Mrs.
Mark Godwin, Mrs. W. R.
Quarles, Mrs. James B. Roberts'.
Mrs. Edward E. Wood and Mrs.
Edward E. Wood., Jr.
. ,- A lingerie shower was held In
the home of Mrs. Tommy Aman,
of Morrow. Georgia, on Sunday. ;
April 26. and hosted/ by Amy",', :"'
Cann, LaQuinta Perkins and Mrs.
A bridesmaid breakfast was
held at Rock Springs Baptist
Church the morning of the wed-
ding and was hosted by Mrs.
James George, mother of the
bride, and Kaila Metcalf, sister of
of the bride.

Michael Is One!

Michael is the son of David
and Tammy Griffin. He is the
grandson of Danny and Sue
Taylor, Randy and Vicki Hough,
and the late Mickey Griffm. His
great-grandparents are James
(Red) Graves of Port St. Joe, Ruby
Bell of Cottonwood, Alabama,
Marion Hough of Port St. Joe,
Letha Strayer, Jack Strayer, and
Gene and Mary Griffin. He is the
great-great-grandson of Tiny
Bennett and Ms. Franklin, all of
Columbus, Georgia.

Michael Lee Griffin celebrated
his first birthday on August 8
behind the Stac House with a
Looney Toons party.
There to celebrate with him
were Tony Yowell, J. D. Strayer,
Michelle Summerlin, Stephanie
Strayer, Mildra and Joe Levins,
Aunt Tina-Bug, Aunt Tina, Aunt
Tracy and. Uncle Ross, Aunt Pat
and Uncle John, Grandma Vicki
and Pa Randy, Grandma Sue, and
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Coconut-Almond Chocolate
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine,
2 softened
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/4 cups Pioneer Buttermilk
Biscuit & Baking Mix
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned or
quick-cooking oats
(or a combination)'
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups coconut
2 cups large semisweet chocolate ,
chips Or chunks (11.5 oz.)
1 1/2 cups sliered almonds,
In large mixer bowl, beat sugars, but-
ter and margarine until creamy, about
3 minutes. Add eggs, milk, honey
and vanilla; beat until light and
fluffy. In medium bowl, stir together
biscuit and baking mix. oats and salt.
Add to sugar mixture and mix on low
speed until blended. Add coconut,
chocolate chips and almonds: mix on
low speed to combine. Chill dough
for at least 1 hour. Place teaspoonfuls
of dough 2 inches apart on oiled
cookie sheet. Bake at 350" for 10 to
13 minutes or until just slightlN soft
and moist; do not oerbake. Cool on
cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Remove
to wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 4 to 5 dozen cookies.
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1 cup honey
1 cup chunky or creamy
peanut butter
2/3 cup shortening
2 large eggs
3 1/4 cups Pioneer Buttermilk
Biscuit & Baking Mix
1 cup granulated sugar
Granulated sugar as needed
In large mixer bowl, beat honey,
peanut butter and shortening until
cream\. Add eggs; beat until light
and fluff). Mix biscuit and baking
mix and 1 cup sugar. Add to honey
mixture; mix well. Chill dough for
at least 1 hour. Roll dough into 1-
inch balls; roll in sugar. Place on
oiled cookie sheet. Bake at 3500 for
10 to 12 minutes or until golden
brown. Cool on cookie -sheet for 5
minute,.. Remo e to wire rack to
cool completelN. Makes 5 dozen
Send your "munchkins" back to
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203 Fourth St.
Port St. Joe
Phone 227-1109
Breakfast, Lunch
& Dininer
Open 6 days a week
closed Sundays

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Household Inventory Necessary to File Accurate Claims After a Storm

By Chris Floyd
Disaster Services Director
Capital Area Chapter
American Red Cross
Natural or other disasters can
strike suddenly, at any time and
anywhere. Your first priority, of
course, would be to protect your
family and your property. But it is
also important to protect against
the financial consequences of a
The key is to begin planning
now. One common sense step you
can take in preparing for a disas-
ter is to conduct a household
inventory by making a list of
-everything you own. If disaster
strikes, this list could help you
prove the value of what you
owned if those possessions are
damaged or destroyed.
This, in turn, will make it
more likely you will receive a fast,
fair payment from your insurance
company. This will also provide
documentation for tax deductions
you claim for your losses.
The following are suggestions
for conducting a thorough home
*Record the location of the
originals of all important family
W and financial documents, such as
birth and marriage certificates,
wills, deeds,, tax returns, insur-
ance policies, and stock and bond
certificates. Keep the originals in
a safe place and store copies else-
where. You will need accessible
records for tax and insurance
*Make a visual or written
: record ofyour possessions. If you
don't own a camera or videotaping
equipment, buy an inventory
booklet and fill it out or make. a
simple list on notebook paper.
Ask your insurance agent if he or
she can provide a booklet.
*Gor from room to room.
Describe each item, when you

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bought it, and how much it cost.
If you're photographing or video-
taping, have someone open closet
doors and hold up items.
*Record model and serial
*Include less expensive items,
such as bath towels and clothes.
Their costs add up if you have to
replace them.
*Be sure you include items in
your attic, basement, or garage.
*Note the quality of building

materials, particularly for such
furnishings as oak doors or
expensive plumbing fixtures.
*Photograph the exterior of
your home. Include the landscap-
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improvements, such as a patio,
fencing, or out-buildings.
*Photograph cars, boats, and
recreational vehicles.
*Make copies of receipts and
canceled checks for more valuable

*Get professional appraisals
ofJewelry, collectibles, artwork, or
other items that are difficult to
value. Update the appraisals
every two to three years.
*Update your inventory list
Sound like too much work?
Computer software programs
designed for such purposes can
make the task much easier. These
programs are readily available in
local computer stores.

Most importantly, once you
have completed your inventory,
leave a copy with relatives or
friends, or in a safe deposit box.
Don't leave your only copy at
home, where it might be
destroyed. Do what you can.
Taking even limited action now
will go a long way toward prepar-
ing you financially before a disas-
ter strikes.
For more information, please
contact the American Red Cross

Capital Area Chapter in Talla-
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Perry at (850) 584-6663 or visit
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the potential for various disasters
is in your area or how you can
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Area Law Enforcement RepoErts

h-$h1 s Beat3
Court Proceedings on Prior
Tommy Lee Redmond, 68,
of Wewahitchka, pled guilty to the
sale of cocaine and was sentenced
to 36 months in the Department
of Corrections.
James R. Luckie, 43, of
Wewahitchka, pled guilty to viola-

Kaleb Odom
Kaleb Turns Two
Kaleb Odom' celebrated his
second birthday on Sunday with a
Barney party at his Nana and
Papa's house. He had many
friends and family members to
help him celebrate..
He also celebrated at Chuck
E. Cheese with his mom; his sis-
ter, Davida; Aunt Michelle; and
his Nana and Papa. One -guest
that was missed very much was
his daddy, who is in Germany.
Kaleb is the son of Steve and
Kim Odom of Port St. Joe. His
Nana and Papa are Donald and
Donna Keith of Port St. Joe. He is
also the grandson of Papa Tommy
and Granna Karen of St. Joe
Beach. Harry Ludlum of Florala,
SAlabama. and the late Suzanne
4McFarland 6f Port St. Joe. His
';'great-grandparents are Billy and
Grace McFarland and John and
Wanda Odom, of Port St. Joe, and
Pauline Cassidv of Geneva,

tion of probation on a charge of
aggravated assault with a
weapon, and was sentenced to
26.7 months in the Department of
Laura K. Raffield, 26, of
Wewahitchka, was found guilty of
violation of probation on a charge
of attempting to purchase cocaine
and was sentenced to 23 months
in the Department of Corrections.
James Culverhouse, 29, of
Wewahitchka, pled guilty to
aggravated battery and was sen-'
tenced to 48 months in the
Department of Corrections.
This Week's Bookings .
Tuesday. August 11-Richard
C, Erdos, 40, of Parker. violation
of probation (possession of mari-
juana); and Riley Shaw, 38, of
Port St. Joe, three counts of viola-
tion of probation.
Wednesday., August 12-
Tommy W. Thomas, 35, of Port St.
Joe, violation of probation (petit
theft). :
Thursday. August 13-
Jonathan Wilson, 18, of
Jacksonville, violation of "proba-
tion (driving under the influence
and driving while license sus-
pended or revoked).
Sunday. August 16-~Jeff
Hall, 33, of Wewahitchka, domes-
tic battery; George Laurimore, 52.
of White City, driving while
license suspended or revoked;
and Eric Schoelles, 40. of:Port St.
Joe, domestic battery.

f PSJPD Report

Picked Up For Washingtoi
On August 10th near 4
Shottie Clemmons, 26
Wewahitchka, was arrested
Port St. Joe Police Depar
Officer James Hersey on an
warrant from Washington C
for violation of probation.
According to informr
received, Clemmons on sf
occasions failed to live
remain at liberty without vio
the law, and also failed ti
costs ,and fees assessed b
Open Container Ordinam
Snags Another
In the early morning hot
August I Ith, Thomas Sim
23, of Port St. Joe, was an
by Officer Russell Burch foi
sessing an open container
alcoholic beverage-on a city
Officer Burch observed
with the beverage container
ting on his vehicle, and a
approached him. Sims atter

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to hide it.
Upon further investigation,
the officer observed an additional
open container of an alcoholic
beverage within Sims' immediate
reach, as, well as a case of Coors
beer in plain view in the floor-
board of the, right front passenger
side of the vehicle.
Unpaid Fines Lead to More,
On Thursday, August 13th, at
approximately 10:20 p.m.:,
Douglas Lamar Gilley, 36, ,of Port
St. Joe, was arrested by Officer
James Norris on a active arrest
order. According to Norris' report,
Gilley had failed to pay a fine and
court costs. He was taken into
custody and transported to Gulf
County Jail.
Threat Leads to Arrest
Also on the 13th, at about 11
p.m., Anthony (Tony) Dexter
Dumas, ,of Port St. Joe, ,was
arrested by Officers Norris and
Burch on an active felony warrant
for corruption by threat against A
public official. '.
.While Dumas was being
taken into custody, he resisted
both officers with violence' and
'was' charged. with two counts '6f
said offense.
Too Much In Possession
At near 3 a.m. on Friday,
August 14th. James Griffin
Galnnie. 18. of P6ort St. Joe, .Was
arrested by Officer Norris for will-
ful and wanton reckless driving.
possession of cannabis (less than
20" grams), possession of drug
paraphernalia, and possession of
alcoholic beverages) under the
age of 21.

According to Information
n Co. received, Gainnie was allegedly
p.m., operating a vehicle which hit the
of railroad crossing post and signal
ed by post in the area of Highway 98
tment and Avenue A. Upon further
active investigation, it was learned that
ountv the above offenses had occurred.
Drinking, Fleeing with No. '
action License
several Also that morning, James
and Albert Windhlam. 28, of Highland
lasting View, was arrested by Officer
o ,pay Burch for driving while under the
y the influence, attempting to flee and
elude (felony) and driving while
ace his. license is suspended ,or
urs of According to Burch's report,
s Jr., he observed a vehicle being oper-
rested ated without taillights. The officer
r pos- attempted, to stop it, with the
of an emergency lights and streW' on.
right- and the vehicle begaii tt n1ee...
g Upon getting' the' vehicle
Sims stopped, Windham was placed
r, sit- under arrest for fleeing and
as he attempting to elude. Further
npted investigation revealed that he was
operating a vehicle under the
influence and driving with 'a sus-
pended or revoked license.
Family Resists Arrest, ,
SLater in the afternoon on the
14th. Leroy Yarrell. Jr.. 23 and
Rico Leonard Yarrell, 21. both of
: Port St. Joe, were arrested by
S officer Jimmy Stephens and Sgt.
Terry Carr for resisting arrest
Without violence. ..
According to Informatipf
: received, the law enforcement offi-
10 clals were dispatched to a 9-1-1
0;,,, call at the YarrelU residence. Upon
their arrival, they could hear
yelling coming from within the
house. When officers attempted to
investigate the call. Leroy Yarrell
l obstructed the officers in the per-
Sformance of their legal duty and
was arrested. : '!
While attempting to handcuff
him, Rico Yarrell also obstructed
the officers in the performance of
: their legal duty by attempting to
- assist his brother. .
B Also arrested in the incident
,was a 16 year old juvenile, who
iwas charged with two counts of
battery on a law enforcement offi-
S Found a Tag, But Not a License
On August 15th, at appro.d-
'iately 3 a.m., Michael Alan
Strickland. 21, of Port St. Joe;,
was arrested by Officer Burch for,
driving while his ,license was sus-
upended or revoked.
According to Information
O received, Stricdkland's vehicle wais
stopped In reference to no visible
Stag. The tag had been placed in
the rear window, and was
obscured by a load in the bed of


BID NO. 9798-25
The Gulf County Board of County Commission
%ill receive bid. 4from any person. company. or.
poraUdon intereiied in '.elhing the County the
4 MSA Self Contained Breathing Appara
1 Cascade System
Specifications can be obtained at the Gulf Cot
Clerk's ollce I00X)5th SLreei. Port St. Joe. Floi
32 4a6
Deliver Date must be specified.
Please indicate on the envelope that this I
SEALED BID. the BID NUMBER, and what the
is for.
Bids will be received until Tuesday, Septembe
1998 at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T., at the Office of the Cl
of Court, 1000 5th Street. Port St. Joe. Floi
32456. The Board reserves the right to, reject
and all proposals received.
/s/ Benny C. Lister, /s/ Warren J. Yeager,
Clerk Chairman
2tc. August 20 and 27. 1998.



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the truck. Further investigation
revealed that the subject was dri-
ving with a suspended or revoked
Young People Mount Up
Multiple Charges
Shortly after midnight on
Sunday, August 16th, Robert
Phillip Pyne, 19, of Highland
View, was arrested by Officer
Norris for allowing an unautho-
rized minor to drive, possession of
cannabis (less than 20 grams),
possession of drug paraphernalia <
and possession of alcoholic bever-
age(s) under the age of 21.
According to the report filed.
the vehicle was stopped m refer-,
ence to a complaint received by
cellular phone. Apparently, a
white, GMC pick-up had almost
run the caller off the road, and
had passed on the wrong side of,
the roadway, almost hitting the
'vehicle in front of them. Upon
stopping the vehicle it wais
learned that the driver was a unli-
censed juvenile.
Further investigation revealed
that Pvne had allowed the juvenile
to drive. A search, incident to law-
ful arrest,' revealed rolling paper.
a plastic sandwich bag containing
cannabis, and a cooler containing
alcoholic beverages.
The juvenile was charged with L
driving with no valid license and
was released to a parent. Pyne
,was booked into the Gulf County
Jail on the above listed charges.

GC Task Force
To Meet Today
The Gulf County Domestic
and Sexual Violence Task Force"
will meet on August 20 at 3:30
p.m., ET, at the Port St. Joe
Library, 30 minutes prior to the
Juvenile Justice meeting.
Refreshments will be served. All
those interested in putting an end
to the violence are invited to
attend. For more information,
please call 639-4300.

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The Mexico Beach Commun-
ity Development Council, Inc. will
be holding its monthly council
meeting today, August 20, at
10:00 a.m. at the Mexico Beach
Civic Center.
Agenda directives for this
meeting include the following:
Program of Work Adoption,
County Agreeement, Marketing
Package Review, Bids From

Note of Thanks
The family of the late
Margaret Brinson would like to
thank each of you for the kind
deeds and sympathy that was
ex-pressed to us during the loss of
our loved one. Your prayers
helped us through this difficult
time. May God bless each of you.
Linda Lewis & The Joseph Family

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Certified Public Accountants-
Retain, Bids for Visitors Guide,
Channel 8, Credit Card, Tax
Exempt Status Filing, and a
Preliminary Discussion of Agree-
ments with the City of Mexico

Smusmer 2ueen of te South
Crepe Myrtle Special, full 3 gal. size, bud in
bloom, 4-6 ft., all colors, $8.99 ea.
Good sale of butterfly & hummingbird
attracters, Ig. blooming hibiscus, mandevilla,
bougainvillea, Texas petunia 3 colors plus -'.
new dwarf, palms, Ig. variety trees & land-
scape plants that are salt tolerant. Free cup
of Red & Yellow Variegated Canna Lily,
$5.00 value with purchase.
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SEPTEMBER 1,1 998,


lay the works I have done speak for me, and
may the service I give speak for me.
Commissioner Peters is a family man.
*i A member of New Bethel A.M.E. Church
1, ;* Inv0lved in church and community

Chairman of Men's Day 1998 at New

'sident and







* Church school van driver at New Bethel.
* Member of the Trustee Board at New '
President of Usher Board #1 at New
Bethel. I
* Chief Usher City Wide Ushers' Unioni, :,
of programs for the Concerned Christian j

r of the Washington Advisory Board.
r of the Gulf County Association for Retarded Citizens.
Director of the Davida Byrd Scholarship Foundation.
s employee of Arizona Chemical.
an of the Board of County Commissioners 1990, 1993, 1997.
to the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Counties,
nd 1994.
,ulf County needs a person for county
mmissioner who is honest, dependable,
"experienced", and responsible.

ian Peters, Jr. has all these qualities and
od our Father, Christ our Redeemer, Man our Brother ,
king for All the People of Gulf County"
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd for and Approved by Nothan Pelers, Jr., candidate for County Commissioner, District 4--Democrat

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Mexico Beach CDC Will Meet Today


Candidate for County commissioner-
Gulf County District 2
A resident of the Wetappo Creek area. Nonh ofO0erstreet,
8921 Hiway 386- Wewahitchka. FL 32465
Telephone (850) 648-5165 ,

Lynwood was born on June 1, 1932, third of
eleven children of Ang B. Rhames and Thelma (Pitts) Rhames. He
was brought up in earliest childhood in the Olerstreet and Wetappo
Creek areas; He first attended school in the school house (thich is
still standing today) at Overstreet. At that time, he and his two older
brothers had to row a boat across Wetappo Creek and walk about
three miles through a woods trail to reach the school. Later school-
ing was at Port St. Joe where they had the luxury of riding the
school bus driven by Mr. Roland Hardy.
After serving three \ears in the U.S. Air Force, he became employed
in the telecommunications industry which took him to most all of the
United States, and several foreign countries. During his career, he
was assigned several multi-million dollar projects. aid. accomplished
them all on time and under budget. He demonstrated a ver) conser\-
ative and common sense approach to all of.his undertakings. Upon
retirement, he returned home to Gulf County, which he always
remembered as the best place he had been, even after all his travels
and living in other places.
He and his wife, Diana Rhames, are active Volunteers fqr the Gulf
County Senior Citizens Association.
He states that he would like to be on the County Commission to
serve all the people of the county in a way in which they should be
served and also to tighten up the county's purse strings.
Pd P.'i A F'. Fr m Ap: .-.eu r.% L,,,-.Od R' i C,n.jidie for C.uii Co i'n D i.r 2-DciTio ii

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Mold-A-Male Had Busy Summer

Summer vacation was filled
with fun and many opportunities
for the fellows of Project: Mold-A-
Male to become involved in orga-
nized activities. The programs,
classes, and trips were designed
to increase knowledge and skills
and bring about social, civic, cre-
ative, and spiritual growth. Now
it's time to get back to the serious
business of education.

Crystal Watkins informed her
peers at the Youth Conference
Rally, entitled "We Need Educa-
tion," that education comes first.
The variety of offering at the
rally included the following: con-
ferences on preventing crime in
the black community, the youth
conference about community con-
cerns, tobacco prevention train-
ing on TATU, SWAT leadership, a

Red Cross babysitting class, and
other regular workshops and
Funding for the various work-
shops and presentations was
received from several different
sources in the community. The
regular workshops and meetings
were funded by the area banks.
The conference, "Preventing

New Sign Erected at Courthouse
Gulf County maintenance supervisor Joe Bearden, center, and operationscoordinator Raymond
Harper, second from right, are pictured with prison work crew laborers, after the completion of a ,new
"courtho se entrance sign. The new brick and stucco signage was constructed in such a manner as to
complement the existing courthouse facility.

Trainers on the;
Field in Support
As this new school year
starts, and things become hectic,
the 1998-99 football squad at
Port St. Joe High is preparing for
another football season, but
they're not the only ones!
The '98-'99 athletic training
staff at St. Joe includes: Michael
Mize, a senior serving his fourth
year; and, Jarrod Wester. a
sophomore in his third year as a
tralne' --- ... ,
Mize and- West&' attended
Florida State Athletic Training
Camp over their summer break.
This camp furthered them along
in their field by teaching them
taping procedures, hot and cold
temperature techniques, and first

Theatre Auditions
to Be Held at GCCC
The Gulf Coast Community
College Theatre program will be
holding auditions for the
Shakespeare comedy, Much Ado
About Nothing. Needed are women
and men who can play ages 18 to
seniors. A prepared classic mono-
logue is desired butnot required.
Auditions are open to everyone
and will be held August 31 and
September 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the
FSU-PCC Auditorium, in Class
Room Building #139.
Rehearsals will begin Septem-
ber 2, Monday through Thursday
nights; only major roles rehearse
every night.
Show dates are October 23 to
25 and October 30 to November 1.
For further information, please
call 872-3886.

229-TIPS (8477)-

5pon5ored by the Gulf County Sheriffs Department
L * *. ; ** x ',

Crime ." was sponsored by a
local civic organization. The Red
Cross babysitting class was fund-
ed by the March of Dimes, and
funding for all of the tobacco pre-
vention programs came from the
Gulf County Tobacco Coalition.
The final summer project of
MAM, an African cultural event,
was a joint production of Project:
Mold-A-Male, the Washington
Improvement Group, and the
Tobacco Coalition. Generous sup-
port was also given by area mer-
chants, private citizens, and local
civic organizations.
Much of the program plan-
ning and implementation was
,done by Hubert Six, whose efforts
helped to insure the success of
the program. Finally, all of the
parents and volunteers' added
immeasurably to the superior
quality of the program.;
Project; MAM. closed, out the
season with a blast of African cul-
ture. The energetic, bare-footed
dancers kept time to the beat of
drums.. :.
After two hours, the exhaust-
ed, but happy, 'youths were given
encouraging remarks and sent on
their way,with a prayer from Rev.
E. King, Program Officer of
Religion for the Jesse Ball duPont

Voice of Democracy
Contest Beginning
$20,000 Scholarship
'and Trip Among Prizes
Commander Shannon
Phinazee of VFW Post # 10069 has
announced the start of this year's
Veterans of Foreign Wars and its
Ladies, Auxiliary "Voice of
Democracy Scholarship Contest".
Students In the local area
)have the, opportunity to compete
in the 52nd annual audio essay
contest and win valuable scholar-
ships arid awards. According to
the local VFW post commander,
the students can earn much more
than just scholarships and
awards when they participate in
"Voice of Democracy".
Additional benefits for stu-
dents include: increased self-con-
fidence and poise, experience in
polishing communication skills,
and the opportunity for self-
Students that advance to
become their state's first place
winner.are given the opportunity
'to expand their knowledge pf our
nation's capital city during a full
five-day tour of Washington. D.C.,
plus the chance to meet and
befriend students from every
During the many years that
the Veterans of Foreign Wars and
its Ladies Auxiliaiy have been
involved with Voice of Democracy,
more than seven million high
school stiidents have participat-
,' Interested students need only
write, and then record, a three to
five minute audio/essay while
expressing their view of the patri-
btic theme "My Service to
S All state winners receive at
least a $1,000 national scholar-
ship but could win the
$20,000 first place award. A total
"of 8128,500 in national scholar-
'ships are awarded to student
national finalists. The deadline
date for student entry is
November 1st.
Commander Phinazee said,
"Young people who participate in
the contest benefit by gaining a
better understanding of their
country, their freedoms and their
obligation to America."

Kayla Minger, shown above, proudly displays the Glory Bear she
won in the grand opening ceremonies at Celena's, a new gift boutique
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Sluggers Back from Nationals

The St. Joe Sluggers, a tour-
nament team consisting of Gulf
county softball players, travelled

Unfortunately, the Sluggers were
"poisoned" in a four inning shut
out, losing 12-0.

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Team members proudly displayed their origin at competition.

to Roswell, Georgia and competed
in the Southern Nationals. The
Sluggers played two games Friday
night, August 7th after opening
ceremonies were held, winning
one and losing one.
The Sluggers competed in
their first game against Pretty
Poison from Atlanta, Georgia.

During their second game
Friday night against Capital City
Slammers from Montgomery,
Alabama they got revenge and
won 7-4. The Sluggers scored five
runs in the first inning. Jessica
Sherrill led the offense : with a
double and a single. Alisha
Barber also had a rip in the third

Saturday morning, the
Sluggers lost 19-0 to the Flames
from Alpharetta, Georgia. Jessica
Sherrill had the only base hit
which occurred in the third
The second game on Saturday
was against the team the Sluggers
defeated Friday night, the Capital
City Slammers. The Sluggers lost
8-2. Jessica Sherrill led the team
offensively with two hits and
Anna Tankersley,, Judith
Husband and Lisa Floyd had one
hit each.
Highlights from the Southern
Nationals included outstanding
performances from all team mem-
bers, including Shanna Wester
who returned to the, field to play
after a two month recovery from a
previous softball injury, The expe-
rience of participating in the tour-
nament was noted as unforget-
The team extends special
thanks to the following for their
support: Jimmy Costin. Buzzett's
Drug Store, Dr. Frank May. The
Star, Arizona Chemical, Kenneth
Weimorts, Costin's Bookkeeping,
St. Joe Papermakers Federal

Credit Union, Sand Bar,
International Association of
Machinists, St. Joe Land &
Development Co., PSJ Lions Club,
City of Port St. Joe, Daniel's
Service Co., Showtime Video,
Roy's Hardware, Eagle
Construction, Tom Todd Realty,
Jay Rish, Cape San Blas Rentals,
NAPA Auto Parts, Gracie's
Lounge, Indian Pass Raw Bar,
Institute for Prosthetic
Advancement, Costin & Costin,
Irene Acree, Warren Yeager,
Charisma Charters. Lady J
Charters. Vilma Meyer. Laura
Geddie, Dave May, Major Tom
Owens, Mrs. John Kramer, Mrs.
Claire Cegelis, Dessie Lee Parker,
Dina Parker, G.M. Anchors, J.W.
Bouington, Mrs. Charles B.
Smith, Bobby Vandavender; and
John Higginbotham.
The Sluggers will be celebrat-
ing their outstanding season at
Toucan's Restaurant this
Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

Limited Out on Cobia
Sharon Call, left, and Jack Call recently caught the limit of
cobia, or ling to some, while fishing with Captain Dave Mullis on the
Dewpoint out of Mexico Beach.

Randall Holmes, Sr.
Randall Kenneth Holmes, Sr.,
47, died at his residence In Glen
St. Mary on Friday, August 14.
Born in Tallahassee, he graduat-
ed from Wewahltchka High School
and held a Bachelor of Arts degree
from Columbia College.
He combined his musical tal-
ent, love of education, and patrio-
tism by becoming a Master
Sergeant in the United States Air
Force. He performed as a tuba
player in various Air Force bands
as well as becoming the Director
of Operations at the TAC NCO
Academy and was honorably dis-
charged after 20 years.
After retirement, he became
an R.O.T.C. instructor at various
high schools. He was currently
the band director of Nathan
Bedford Forest High School in
He Is the son of Willie Glynn

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Holmes and the late James Troy
Holmes of Wewahltchka.
He is survived by his wife of
28 years, Brenda Chason Holmes;
two children, Randall Kenneth
Holmes, Jr. of San Diego,
California, and Heather Melissa
Holmes of Glen St. Mary; five
brothers. Troy Holmes of Ft.
Myers, Bruce Holmes of Shreve-
port, Louisiana, Larry Holmes of
Wewahitchka, Roy Holmes of Do-
than, Alabama. and Pat Holmes of
Carrabelle; two sisters, Brenda
Norris of Wewahitchka and Oddle
McClintock of Dothan: several
nieces and nephews; and many
other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at
2:00 p.m., CT. on Tuesday.
August 18, at the First Baptist
Church in Wewahitchka. Inter-
ment followed in the family plot in
Jehu Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch ,

Mildred S. Sander
Mildred S. Sander, 99, passed
away Saturday. August 15. In
Gulf Pines Hospital on her 99th
birthday. A native of Joliet,
Illinois, she had been a resident of
Gulf County for the past 20 years
and was a member of the Church
of Christ.
Survivors include her sons;,
EImo Sander and wife. Shirley. of
Overstreet. Robert Sander and
wife. Rose, of Pinellas Park, and
Herbert Sander of California; 13
grandchildren, Including Gus
Sander. Debbie Cole. Theresa
Mashburn, Eckley Sander, and
Don Sander, all from Gulf County;
and numerous great-grandchil-
Graveside funeral services
were held at 11:00 a.m.. ET. on
Monday, August 17. at Holly Hill
Cemetery. conducted by Bro. Ken
Butterworth. Interment followed.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral

Nellie A. Williams
Nellie A. Williams, 72. of
Stamford, New York, died
Saturday, August 15, at A.O. Fox
Memorial Hospital in Oneonta,
New York.
She was born on September
30, 1925, at West Winfield, New
York, and was the daughter of
Lynn and Henriettta (Knowles)
Osborne. Mrs. Williams was mar-
ried to Evan R. Williams on
August 25, 1946.
She moved to Stamford in
1989 from Port St. Joe. She was a
member of the Stamford Baptlst A
Church. She was an avid trivia
player and a member of the week-
ly Bible study at her residence.
She also was a former member
and past president of the Resident
Council at Robinson Terrace,
where she lived in Stamford.
Mrs. Williams is survived by
her husband, Evan Williams of
Stamford: four daughters and a
son-in-law, Gail and Robert
Pritchard -of Stamford, Donna
Williams and Dawn Butler, both
of Lynn Haven. and Cindy Kosier
of Port St. Joe; nine grandchil-
dren, Rick. Wendy, Melissa,
Paula, Michael. Jamie, Joe. Chris,
and Russ: four great-grandchil-
dren, Anthony, Patience. Molly
SBeth. and Jordan Thomas; a sis-
ter. Shirley Post of Edmeston,
New York; and many nieces and
Funeral services were held on'
Wednesday. August 19, at 11:00
a.m. at the Stamford Baptist
Church. with Rev. Waylen Bray,l
'pastor, officiating.
The burial was held today,
August 20, at the Edmeston,
Cemetery in Edmeston. 4
Expressions of sympathy may'
be made in Nellie's memory to the'
Stamford Baptist Church. Lake'.
Street. Stamford, NY 12167.
Arrangements were under the.
direction of Hall Funeral Home.

G. N. Middleton:'
Guy NLx Middleton. 71, died,.
Tuesday. August I 1. at Bay%
SMedical Center in Panama City.'
Middleton was born in Townsend,,
Georgia on March 25. 1927.
He had a long career as a
journalist in the Northwest"
Florida area. He was assistant'
manager of radio station WJOE in
Port St. Joe. Subsequently, he
moved to the Panama City News'.'
Herald, where he was state editor.
Later, he worked at the
Washington County News in
Chipley, where he met his late
wife, Roberta "Bunny" Nesmith.
They were married on May 8.
1969. Mr and Mrs. Middleton
both later worked for the
Playground Daily News of Fort
Walton Beach. where he was edi-
More recently, they worked
for the Holmes County Advertiser
in Bonifay for some 10 years.
Other newspaper stints as an edi-
tor took him to Warner Robins,
Georgia and to the Beach Bay
News in Panama City Beach.
He also worked as the inan-
cial officer for the State Attorney's
Office in the Fourteenth Judicial.
Mr. Middleton was a graduate
of Chipola Junior College and thed u
University of West Florida. He was,
an elder in the Sunny Hills:
Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his daugh-
ter, Debbie Middleton of Atlanta,
Georgia, and his close personal
friends, Bill, and Mildred Lyles
and their-daughter, Kathleen, of
Port St. Joe.
A memorial service for Mr.,
Middleton was held Thursday,
August 13 at Sunny Hills
Presbyterian Church.

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Mark your calendars now and
plan to enjoy an autumn weekend
of golf in Northwest Floridal
From October 2 to 4, the 24th
Annual George G. Tapper Invita-
tional Golf Tournament will take
place at the St. Joseph Bay
Country Club in Port St. Joe.
Golfers from across the
Southeastern U.S. will gather at
/the St. Joseph Bay Country Club
to participate in this invitational.
The tournament traditionally
attracts a capacity field of 224
players. These players are accept-
ed on a first-come, first-served
basis. Golfers have the option of
participating at one of the follow-
ing four levels ,:
*Eagle Patron for $1,000
*Birdie Patron for $500
*Patron for $275
*Golfer for $200
..Proceeds from 'the tourna-
:ment will benefit educational pro-
grams at Gulf Coast Community
.College. Sponsored since 1986 by

the George G. Tapper Foundation,
the tournament has raised more
than $150,000 for the GCCC
For many golfers and their
guests, the highlight of the week-
end is the reception hosted by
Trish and David Warriner at their
antebellum-style home overlook-
ing St. Joseph Bay.
The tournament is named for
Ms. Warriner's father, the late
George G. Tapper, who founded
the tournament and contributed
so much to the development of
Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Gulf
Coast Community College, and
the state of Florida.
In hosting the reception, Ms.
Warriner follows in the tradition
established by her mother, the
late Amelia Gibson Tapper.
Rex Buzzett, chair of the
Tapper Tournament Committee,
said, "This year's event is shaping
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How Your Company Can
N Weather the Storm...Tips Tea

to Protect Your Business vs.
Being prepared and knowing what to lo
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tern hits the -Sunshine State" is essential ha
to protecting your business and its assets. eni
As part of its "Storm Inform '98" series, Florida Power Corporation
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Business Preparation
*Identify and be prepared to protect any vital equipment and/or
records. Keep a supply of plastic sheeting and tape to cover cabinets and
safes. Have plastic bags that can be sealed for waterproofing electronics,
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*Protect your electronics with surge protection devices and make sure
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*Identify types of transportation available in your area and establish
relationships with rental companies. You may need to rent vans or trucks
to transport your office personnel, documents, equipment, etc.
eDiscuss and establish back-up security procedures. Remember, if a
power outage occurs, alarm systems will not work without back-up power.
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flashlights and extra batteries, a portable, battery-operated radio (with
extra batteries), first-aid kit/manual, water purification tablets, emergency
food and water, non-electric can opener, essential medication, cash and
credit cards.
Employee Considerations
*Designate and train a team within your company to direct pre-storm,
storm, and post-storm activity. For example, you will need to develop a
staffing policy identifying which employees should remain on-site and
which will be needed after the storm passes. Conduct "practice" runs of
your designated plan and refine as,necessary.
*Consider offering your employees assistance if they need help in.
developing their own storm/hurricane plans.
*Discuss the possibility of "host homes" where employees open their
homes to co-workers in case of evacuation. You may also want to consider
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want to discuss this with local authorities to make sure it is a safe option.
Before the Storm
*Review your designated plan with employees and' .protect any vital
equipment and/or records.
*Charge all wireless phones and computer back-up batteries.
*Have enough cash on hand for two weeks of. business operation.
Banks and ATMs will not be in operation without electricity, and stores
may not be able to process credit card transactions.
*Have a plan for communicating with your employees in case tele-
phones aren't available. If possible, find out about your employees' plans
in case of evacuation.
*Clean out or lower the temperature setting on the refrigerator. If the
power goes oit, this will help your food stay as cool as possible, for as long
as possible.
: n*plug or turn off all electrical appliances except for the refrigerator.
This reduces the chance of overloading the circuits when power is restored
or if your business is struck by lightning .'
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.... *If you and your employees are at work when a severe storm warning
is issued, or during the high winds of a hurricane, get to an inside room or
office for the best protection from the elements.
*Listen to a battery-operated radio or television for hurricane progress
'*Avoid using elevators. Instead, take the stairs.
*During lightning storms, use cell or cordless/p6rtable telephones
instead of those with cords.
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*Secure the site.
*Be sur$ to inspect the following: Look for electrical system damage. If
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turn off the electricity at the main fuse box or circuit breaker, and callan;
electrician first for advise. Check for gas leaks. If there is a smell of gas or
blowing or hissing noise, open a window and quickly leave building. Turn
off the gas at the outside main valve or call your building supervisor. If you
turn off the gas, for any reason, it must be turned back on by a profes-
*If water pipes are damaged, contact the water company and avoid
using the water from the tap. Remember, you can use the water from your
water heater if necessary, or you can create a safe water supply by using
purification tablets or with boiling.
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other electrical devices. Doing so makes it difficult for power repair crews
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k for their invitation and infor-
Ltional package in early August.
wever, we invite other golfers to
1 for information also."
For further information,
ease contact David Warriner at
50) 227-1111 or write Mr.
arriner at P.O. Box 280, Port St.
e, FL 32457.
ulf Co. Football

las Kicked Off on,

ie Practice Fields
The Port St. Joe Sharks and
wahitchka Gators have begun
eir fall football practices, to get
idy for the 1998 season.
Port St. Joe will get its season
the way Friday, August 28th in
Kick-Off Classic in Liberty
unty at 7:30 p.m., ET. The
arks will pla. the Bulldogs for a
1I four-quarter game.
Wewahitchka, on the other
nd, will travel to Marianna on
day, August 28, for the
arlanna Shootout" that begins
6:00 p.m., CT. The Gators will
iy Marlanna in the first half. In
e second half, Sneads and R. F.
inroe will square off against
ch other.
The loser of the Wewahitchka
Marianna game will face the
ser of the Sneads vs. R. F.
inroe game in the third half.
e winners will play in the fourth
If of play. All four teams will
d up playing a full game.

Two Sign Football Scholarships

Tyson Pittman,
Georgia College

Picks Pittman
Tyson Pittman, a 1998 gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe High School,
signed a national letter of intent
with Middle Georgia College.
Pittman left for the junior college '
Sin Cochran, Georgia earlier this
week and is expected, to be the
team's fullback this season.
As a senior for the Sharks,
Tyson rushed for 1,175 yards on
176 carries and scored 17 touch-
' downs. Pittman caught 12 passes
for 202 yards and one touchdown.
On defense, Pittman collected
70 tackles, caused four fumbles,
recovered three fumbles; had1 10
tackles for a loss of yardage, three
sacks, and one interception. He
was a Third Team All-State selec-
tion as a defensive back.
Pittman was :also the MVP of

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Peterson Signs

With NC School
Jermaine Peterson, a 1998
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School, signed a national letter of,
intent to Methodist College in
Greensboro, North Carolina to
play football.
During his senior year,
Peterson collected 86 tackles for
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Desmond Baxter., who gradu- "I know we will be playing in sev-
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School in 1996, signed a national ESPN and ESPN2, one of which
letter of intent with the University
of New Orleans to play basketball
and baseball, while he seeks a
degree in sports medicine.

Baxter attended. Chipola
Junior College during the past
two years and graduated this
summer with an A.A. degree. As a
freshman on the court. Desmond
averaged 11 points and five
assists per game, and was ranked
second in the state with a free
throw percentage of 91%.
As a sophomore at Chipola,
he averaged 13 points and four
assists per game, and was 85% at
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will be the Hawaii Tournament."
Last season the University of
New Orleans lost out in the semi-
final game of the Sun-Belt
Conference Tournament. They
have a home-winning streak of 22
games and are. predicted to win
the Sun-Belt Conference this sea-
"Coach is looking for me to
come in and be a leader for some
of the. younger, less experienced
players on and off the basketball
court, and be a team captain,"
said Desmond.
"I'll be playing the #2 guard
(shooting guard) where he will
expect me to be a consistent
shooter and score a lot of points."
New Orleans will open the
1998-99 season with three
straight road trips. The first will
be to Texas Christian University.
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Illinois, and on to Hawaii for a

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Keion Mcnair and Jeff A
Schweikert, both 1998 graduates
and members of the 1997 State -
2A Champion Cross Country
Team and 1998 State 2A
Champion Track and Field Team,
recently signed cross country and
track and field scholarships.
Keion McNair will continue ..
his athletic career at Bevill State:
Community College in Hamiltonr,
Alabama. The Bevill State team,
which is coached by Steve
Dudley, will enter its fifth year of
cross country and track and field
competition. In 1997, the Bears
won the conference cross country
championship and qualified for
nationals. Ke
"I am real happy for Kelon. I Catha]
have coached him since seventh direct,
grade and he has been a part of
all five state champion track and
field teams and also our first state |
Schamrnpion cross country team,"' II
said Port St. Joe High School's
Coach Scott Gowan. I
At Bevill State, McNair will, I
contend for the #6 or #7 spot in
cross country. In the spring, he
will concentrate on the 800/1500 -.4
meters, as well as the 4 x. 400
Some of runner's accomplish-
ments while at Port St. Joe
Include: Track and Field-All-
State 1995 and 1996 in 4 x 800.
800, and 4 x 400; All-State ,1997
in 4 x 800 and 4 x 400; All-State
1998 in- 200, 400, and 4 x 400;'
and All-Big Bend in 1995, 1996,.
1997 and 1998:; and Cross
Country-All-State 1996 (3rd'
Team) and 1997 (2nd Team): and
All-Big Bend 1996 (2nd Team)
and 1997 (1st Team).
Jeff Schweikert will contin-
ue his athletic career at the
University of West Florida In .
Pensacola. West Florida, which is'
coached by Stuart Towns, com-
petes in the Gulf' South
,Conference. During the last four
years, the Argonauts have won
the conference championship
twice and have finished second
twice. Je:
When asked about Schwei- Ganno
kert, PSJHS Coach Gowan sad, "I
ami very, proud .of Jeff. He rely
worked hard the last two years morning
and made himself a good runner, ion an
Because he has only been run- and th
ning for two years, I believe his 9:30.
best performances are ahead of
him." Thi
Some of Jeffs accomplish- shots fi
ments include: Track and Field- ette tar
All-State 1998 in .4 x 800 relay; 25 and
and Cross Country-All-State the mat
1997 (2nd Team); and All-Big of shots
Bend 1996 (Honorable Mention) in mosi
and 1997 (2nd Team). terfire 1

"It's going to be a new experi-
ence for me, being in the big city,
especially coming from a small
town like Port St., Joe. Being a
long way from home is also going
to be different. When I was at
Chipola, I could come. home and;
see my family and friends any-
time," said Baxter.

Rifle Club Hosts
Pistol Matches
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
its monthly PPC and FPOA bulis-
eye pistol matches on Saturday

A fixed bridge is
the best, most natL
long lasting way to
space when teeth a
ing. Crowns are place
the existing teeth o
side of the gap and
cial tooth (or teeth)
pended between the
The artificial tee
cemented to the (
teeth, and the partial
cannot be removed
patient. That's why it
a "fixed" bridge.
With a fairly new
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lon McNair, center, signs to run for Bevill State Community College. Seated' are his mother,
lene Bailey, and his grandfather, Willie McNair. Standing, from left, are Chuck Gannon, athletic
or, Scott Gowan, track coach and Principal Chris Earley.

ff Schweikert, center, signs a cross country scholarship to the University of West Florida. Seated
i grandmother, Louise Schweikert, and his aunt, Janis Tankersley. Standing, from left, are Chuck
n, athletic director, Scott Gowan, track coach and Principal Chris Earley.

g; August 22nd. Registra-
d set-up will start at 9:30
e PPC match will begin at

s match consists of 60
red at a man sized silhou-
rget at distances of seven,
50 yards. Each stage of
tch Is timed for the series
s and reloading is required
t of the stages. Only cen-
handguns are allowed and
Tr is required.
e FPOA bullseye match
s of 60 shots fired at a'
e target at distances of 15
yards. Twenty shots are
each of three stages of fir-
ow fire, timed fire, and
ire. Centerfire handguns
ny type of sights may be

t Saturday morning the
eld its monthly BR-50
Houston Whiffield won
Score of 3.200. Alan
k'ski was second with
nd John Fadio was third

Views On Dental Health




probably bridge to be successful, the
rural and patient must have a correct
repair a bite and have healthy teeth
re miss- on both sides of the space.
ced over Although it may. not be as sta-
)n either ble as the more traditional
an artifi- fixed bridge, a Maryland
is sus- bridge can last sometimes as
crowns. long and is usually less cost-
ith are ly.

by the
's called

bridge, a
d to the
.r side of

Next time you are asked
what a Maryland bridge is,
you no longer have to
answer: "A bridge over the
Potomac River."

Prepared as a public service to pro-
mote better dental health. From the
office' of FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.,
319 Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.

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This Week's
Pound Puppies
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 possi-
ble pets currently being housed at
the Gulf County Pound. Among
the animals up for adoption right
nqw are the following:
Fourteen dolsand eight pup-
pies, including one black chow
mix and a red and white bulldog,
and 17 cats.
If you are interested in any of
these animals, have any ques-
tions, 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 not,?: If you love your
pet, take it to the vet and have him
or her neutered or spayed. This is
the easiest way that.pet owners
ca n help end the stray dog and cat

Gulf EDC Will
inventory Land
and Buildings
The :.Sites and Building
Subcommittee of the Gulf County
Economic Development Commit-
tee has begun a project to catalog,.
all available industrial and com-
mercial sites and buildings in
Gulf County.

When completed the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce
will instantly be able to furnish
information to anyone seeking to
locate a new business or industry
in Gulf County.
In addition, the information
will be entered into the Rural
Economic Development database
of Enterprise Florida so that
inquiries received on a statewide
level can be immediately referred
to Gulf County.
S'If you own potential industri-
al'Or commercial property and/or
structures in Gulf County, the
EDC Is asking you to assist them
by filling out the appropriate
Enterprise Florida forms and
returning them to the Economic
Development Committee. For
more information. please' see the
* advertisement elsewhere in this
issue of The Star. : ;

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
in an attempt to ; build a
community consensus on a host
of issues incitding 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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Has it been only 60 years?
This year, the March of Dimes is
celebrating its 60th anniversary.
In 1938, President Franklin D.
Roosevelt, a victim of polio,
founded the National Foundation
for Infantile Paralysis to address
the polio epidemic.
The name "March of Dimes"
came about when comedian Eddie
Cantor urged radio listeners to
send their spare dimes directly to
President Roosevelt at the .White
House. Although money was
scarce, more than two million
dimes poured in in just a few
days-a "March of Dimes."
Funds raised supported
research to find a vaccine, train-
:ingfor doctors and nurses, med-
ical equipment. and care for vic-
tims. Ultimately the gdal was to
prevent the disease. In 1955, the
killed-virus vaccine developed
under medical research directed
by Dr. Jonas Salk was first tested
on humans. Results of the trials
proved the vaccine to be safe and
In 1962, the livire-rus oral
polio vaccine, developed by Dr.
Albert Sabin.-was licensed, thisis
the vaccine that most children
receive today. The March of Dimes
had succeeded in its original mis-
sion of conquenng the crippling
It was then determined that
its attentions would focus on the
thousands of serious and unex-
plained physical.-and mental dis-
orders that originate before birth.
The March of Dimes named these
disorders birth defects and
launched an all out effort to pre-
vent them.
Since then. many important
breakthroughs have been made in
the prevention and cure of birth
defects. March of Dimes scientists
were the first to report that drink-
ing alcohol during pregnancy
could cause fetal alcohol syn-
drome, a combinauon of physical
and mental birth defects.
Another discovery was the
development of surfactant to treat

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respiratory distress syndrome in
newborns, saving thousands of
lives. Neonatal intensive care
units were. established in hospi- .
tals for sick and extremely prema-
ture babies.
In 1981, March of Dimes sup-, ,
ported- physicians and research-'
ers performed the first successful
surgical correction of a birth I
defect in an unborn baby.
Another discovery was the
importance of folic acid. When
,taken by women before and dur-
ing pregnancy. neural tube '
defects such as spina bilida and
Down's Syndrome can be prevent- ,
Recently. the March of Dimes
Resource Center was set up. to
answer questions pertaining to
pregnancy, prenatal care, and the
health of mothers and babies. A
toll-free number. 1-888-MOD-
IMES (1-888-663-4637). is avail-
able to anyone with a question

TDCB To Meet
The Gulf County Transpor-
tation Disadvantaged Coordina-
ting Board announces a meeting
to which all persons are invited.
The meeting will take place at the
Gulf County Commission Room in
Port St. Joe today, August 20, at
2:00 p.m., ET.
For more information, or if
you require special accommoda-
lions at the meeting because of a
disability or physical impiaitrient,
contact Vanita Anderson at the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council at (850) 674-4571.

Special Thanks
On behafl of Project: Mold-A-
Male, C. Gant, Jr. would like to'
express sincere appreciation to,
the following businesses for the
their support of our annual youth
conference: PiLggly Wiggly. Manna
Grocery. Badcock Home Furnish-
ings, Burger King,. arid IG1.A.'
Supermarket. .. ..

relating to babies or ritothers..
The March. of Dimes
WalkAmerica is coinitg' up on'
Saturday. October 10. Sponsors
:for this year are Alltel, Burger
King, First Union National Bank,
GT Com, Hambrick Construction.
and St. Joe Timberland Company.
For more information about the
Walk or questions about March of
Dimes resources; -plIese'call the
area office at 785-6460.

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any rate plan of $24.95 and higher, you get 3 months of unlimited local weekend
calling. Plus a Motorola ProfileTm 300 Phone is only $1. Or bring in your own phone
to any 360* The Cellular Store or Wal-Mart location and receive 500 bonus minutes.
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Note of Thanks
Sarah Anderson, Hayley,
Scott, Michele Quintana, and
Granny and Papa Chambers
would like to extend our gratitude
to the wonderful town of Port St.
Joe for all of the prayers and
moral support that was given to
us in our time of need. We will
always hold a special place in our
heart for this town and its people.

n Special thanks g toto the.
Tankersleys, Coxes, Graci:
Smith, the McFarlands, the
Besores, Jenny Anderson, all of
the employees at Cox and.
Associates, and all of the teachers
and students of Port St. Joe. You
all mean so very much to us!
Thank you,
Michele Quintana

Say you Saw It In Phe Star!

In the near future we will be experiencing some

cable TV outages. We regret any inconvenience,

but this is nPcessary to upgrade the system so

that additional channels can be added.

If your cable is out more than one hour,
please call 1-800-388-6577.

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On August 11, 1998, the Gulf
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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Florida Garden

Extension Notes

Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service

Lawn Tips for
August and,
by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
For those who did loose lots of
grass, now's the time to consider
replacing it, if in fact, rains are
coming on a regular basis.
To do a proper job of this,
always make sure that you use
fresh sod (if you intend to use sod).
that is not older than 72 hours
since it was cut at the sod farm.
To insure this, order sod ahead
from the supplier, learn of the
morning it is to arrive, be there to
pick.it, up, arid try to haveit all,
spread by the next day.
Once spread, begin watering
it Immediately-giving it 1/4 to
1/2 inch of water-every other
day for the first two weeks. After
that, switch to your normal
watering cycle, or else watch the
grass and learn to tell when it
needs to be Irrigated by whether
the blades fold or not. When they
fold for several hours in the after-
noon) it is time to water again.
Three practices ,that might


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help save sod are:
(1) be sure to rake all the
dead grass out and' misten- the
bare soil slightly before laying sod
-atop it; .
(2) spray the newly' laid sod,
with a general purpose :
chlorothalonil based fungicide
(daconil, bravo, etc.) during the '
early morning hours to knock .
down levels of -opportunistic':
pathogens which might attack a
freshly planted. weakened grass
plant; and
(3) make sure to lay the sod .
pieces tight against one another
to prevent unnecessary drying of,
.. ,, the edges. ..'~.. ,,, .. ,.. ., ::
This, is the time. of year when
we might start to see chinch hugs
attacking St. Augustine grass. Be
on"the look out for them. Sttidies
have recently revealed that durs-
ban, ;when .used. fqr chinch bugs
control is more tightly tied up in
thick thatch layers than is diaii-
non.. '
Current recommendation
therefore, is that if your lawn has
lots of thatch in it, dlazihon is the
better choice for chinch bug con-
tr61. .
Predictions are that sod web-
worms and arm\'vorms will be
worse this year than last. because
we did not have a cold winter and
there may be an extra generation.
aDiazinon will give control for
these as will other products when
treating for sod webworms or
armyworms, apply the pesticide
but do not mow or Irrigate for 24
hours unless the product being
used directs-it.

State University
Reps. Tob Visit GCCC
Representatives from the
state university system will visit
Gulf Coast Community College on
Thursday. 'Sdptember :10.
Students will haveartopportunity
to meet with. them -and' 'ai.er
Information about various Florida .
universities. The event will take
place in the cafeteria In the
Student Union from 10:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m. For more' information.
Please call 769-1551. ext. 4861.

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This column is provided as a service of the Life Management Center, a professional counseling and
mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment services.

Der ("'ni inopnr:

I have been thinking some,
pretty upsetting thoughts for,
some time now. My little girl who.
is 15 years old does things that
seem to me like she has been sex-
ually abused a long time ago. I
also have some evidence that she.
keeps things from me and that
some of the other family members
keep things from me.
I have been worried about this.
for a long time now. When my lit-,.
tle girl was about six or seven
years old; I had a boyfriend who,
used to .iiake. me have sex with'
him when I didn't want to, and he
probably made her do the same'
thing. I didn't think about it then-" '
or I would have had her checked
out. .
She says'that I am crazy for
thinking this;' but I know I am -
right. She- wouldn't tell me these
things, you know. Should I get her
into counseling so she can talk to
someone? I don t know how toy:-
make her remember these things; :
what is the best way?
Sincerely, Monm'
Dear Mom,
It appears that you are quite
disturbed by the prospect that,
your daughter may have ,been
abused when younger. J am not -
clear regarding what you are
observing that indicated she may
have been abused. other than
vour own experience of abuse by
your boyfriend.
S There are indications of possi-
ble sexual abuse that include
promiscuity, anger, fear of adults,
social withdrawal, and distorted
perceptions of sex and sexual
issues. However, these behaviors
do not necessarily mean that sex-
ual abuse has occurred. Although -
you have reason for concern, you
can't be sure unless your daugh-
ter chooses to reveal abuse on her
own if it has. in fact, occurred.,
There are some things you
can do to make it easier for her to
reveal abuse. First. your daughter
must know that you will be recep-
tiye, non-judgmental, and empa-

FHP License and
Vehicle Checkpointsl
The F'drida' Highliway Patrol ',
will 6e conducting driver license
and vehicle Inspection check-
points from August 21stthrough
27th on CR-274 near 'Chipola
river, SR-71 near CR-382, and
SR-71 near SR-22.
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


The Sites and Buildings inventor\' Subcommittee has been charged with making a
list of all available industrial and commercial sites and buildings in Gulf County.
To make this list uniform and compatible with Enterprise Florida's statewide
listings, we are using Enterprise Florida's Site Inventory Form and Building
Inventory Form.,

These forms are available at the locations shown below. If you own an available,
industrial or commercial site(s) or building(s),.PLEASE fill out the appropriate
forms) and return to the Gulf County Economic Development Committee. If you.
have questions concerning utilities, please contact the 'utility serving the site or
building. If you have other questions, please contact one of the subcommittee
members shown below.

Gulf County desperately needs economic development, but we cannot attract new
businesses and industries until we have defined exactly what we have to offer!




TOMMY PITrS (850) 229-8294
'" GREGGr MAHLKOV (850) 2,29-7447



Boyd Rep. Visits
A member of U.S. Represen- ,
tative Allen Boyd's (D-North
Florida) staff will be visiting Port
St. Joe on the third Friday, olf every
month so that the people of Gulf
County will have'the opportunity
to discuss in person issues which

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concern them.
A representative of his staff
will be at the Gulf County
. Courthouse, in the downstairs
conference room, from 9:00 to
11:30 a.m., ET, tomorrow. August
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thetic if she is to feel comfortable
telling you. She will need to know
that you will not over-react and
that she will be safe. Your rela-
tionship with her is important in
all aspects, but especially if she is
to reveal these deeply emotional
issues to you.
Second. avoid pressuring her.
Pressure may strengthen her
defenses and further weaken your
relationship. If, abuse actually
occurred; she must deal with it in
her own time. You can only be
available and supportive when
and if she does decide to reveal it.
Third, you .must be careful
not to lead her into false memory
of something that didn't actually
-occur. The power of suggestion Is
very strong and one can actually
' instill false memory by repetitive
suggestions. .
Finally, you would do well'to
separate your own issues from
hers. It is very difficult to remain
calm and objective when you are
dealing with your own emotional-
yIv-charged issues. .
When and if ybur daughter
reveals that she has' been sexual-
ly abused, professional, help is
strongly recommended. The Iife
Management Center has 'Coun-
selors and therapists who are pro-
ficient in the area of sexual abuse.
There is also assistance avail-
able for current problems you and
your daughter may be ex-perienc-
Ing. such as adult, adolescent and
family counseling. Please call 227-
1145 for more information or to
schedule an appointment.
Kristi Buchanan, Counselor
Please address your questions
and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe. FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to

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What Do You

"As you think In your
heart, so are you."
-Proverbs 23:7
(Bracketed words by writer)

'THE WiORD'OF GOD is the answer for most of
our problems. II Corinthians 10:4 and 5 tells
us "The weapons of our warfare (against Satan's lies)
are not carnal, but MIGHTY through God to the pulling
down of (Satan's) strongholds. Casting down
imaginations, aid every high thing that exalteth itself
against the knowledge of God, and bringing into
captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."
Remember ;when you thought about that little
thing that tempted you? It really didn't seem too bad. It
probably wouldn't be wrong, anyway. I don't see
anything wrong with it! Did you ktow, like Flip Wilson,'
used to say on TV, the Devil made you think that. Flip
probably was more on target than he thought.
Satan's strongholds against God's children are the
thoughts and imaginations he plants in their heads.
Just like the temptations he planted in Jesus' mind.
But Jesus had the answer. He used God's Word against
Satan. Every time, Jesus said "It is Written ." and
quoted Scripture. Finally the devil left Jesus alone, .and
angels ministered to Him.
You and I1 need to know God's Word., That is our
weapon against Satan and his lies. Satan would like for
us to be sick. Many people have been told by Satan
'they are sick, and they believe it. They think they are
sick, so they are sick. Satan is. the victor.
Satan is the enemy of God. He sees every Christian
as his own enemy, and tries constantly to make them
miserable enough to forsake God. He is very subtle,
and sneaks in one tiny step at a time. He lied to Eve
and she looked longingly at God's forbidden fruit.
Satan told her, "It's okay, go ahead." She decided, with
Satan's help, there was nothing wrong with it. Satan
was the victor. You and I are in sin because of that.
Do you sometimes look at questionable actions and
decide, "I don't see anything.wrong with that?" That is
one of Satan's favorite openings. The same one he used
on Eve. It's time to use the weapons God has given us.
don't let him taint your very soul with his lies. Look it
up. Surely IT IS WRITTEN in His Word. Use those
WEAPONS to bring down Satan's strongholds. Then
you can say, "TO GOD BE THE VICTORY!" Amen.

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Church Office 227-1493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor
Sunday School .. . '9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship . .:.. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .' ........ 6:30 p.m.
W wednesday . . .... ..... 7:00 p.m.
SWe Invite You to Come ,
-"Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us

First UnitedMethodist Church
7 1.11 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

--- Worship Services ...................... 9:00 a.m. CT
:; Church School ...................... 10:15 a.m. CT

Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424

Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820

Guest Speaker Sunday at

Philadelphia B ptist Church
Elder Henry Harris, pastor of ";AVenue C, at 6:00 p.m. He is the
True Vine Holiness Church in ...son of Earnestine Wyatt and the
Cleveland, Ohio, will be the guest ,sister of Betty Harris.
speaker on August 23, at 11:00
a.m., at Philadelphia Baptist The pastor and congregation
Church, located on Avenue D in invite you to attend and help
Port St. Joe. them worship the good Lord in
He will also speak at Zion Fair songs and praise. Your soul will
Baptist Church, located on be blessed.


Inf' 1 Corinthians
14:33 we find, "For God is
not a God of confusion,'
4 but of peace." Our world
seems to be very compli-
cated,, and sometimes
there is great confusion.
Oliver F: Taylor Perhaps I am growing old.
Visitation Minister, First I seem to want to think of
United Methodist Church
the good old days when
things seemed simpler. .
Life is not simple. Things are very complicat-
ed in today's world. Sometimes this causes con-
fusion and chaos. God wants every Christian to
know the peace of God.
I need the peace which :comes from God to
give stability in my life. Manly people feel compe-
tent to find peace without help from God. I can't
do this. My dependence upon God started when
I made a full surrender to' Christ. This is the
only way to really be a follower of Christ. No one
will ever really find peace without Him.

Support Groups

Qohrner Will Meet on 31st
61. i ap

Respite Care Offered
in PSJ and Wewa
An Alzheimer's facility, based
respite care program is now avail-
able through the Gulf County
Senior Citizens for the caretakers
of Alzhelmer's patients.
This program will provide a
short break, of up to four hours a
day, for caregivers of Alzhe!mer'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.2
Activities will be provided as well,
as a small snack.
SPort 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 Simmohs
at 229-8466 for more information.

Seniors Selling
BBQ Sandwiches
The Port St. Joe Senior
Citizens will be selling delicious
barbecue sandwich dinners on
August 28, from 11:00 a.m. until
1:00 p.m. Each dinner will con-
tain a large barbecued beef sand-
wich, pickles, potato chips. and
lots of refreshing iced tea. Each
plate costs S3.00.
'Anyone who would like one of
these meals can either stop by the
center and purchase one or have
one delivered. The seniors will be
making deliveries to local busi-
nesses. Please call 229-8466 to
place an order.

There will be a meeting of the
Diabetic Support Group held on
August 31 at the Senior Citizens
Center in Port St. Joe, beginning
at 10:30 a.m., ET. This support
group is free to the public.
There will also be an
Alzheimer's Support Group meet-
ing held later that day 'at 5:00
p.m.. ET, at the center. You are
invited to bring your loved one to
this meeting. A trained staff will
card 6for them during ie' meeting.f
Anyone will a family member who
has Alzheimers is invited to

Handmade Quilt
to be Given Away
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens are presently selling tick-
ets for a full-size, handmade quilt.
These tickets are being sold at
local grocery stores in Port St. Joe
and door to door.
The proceeds will be used for
the 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 not be present to

Outreach to be Held
in Highland View
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be conducting out-
reach on August 27 at Walker's
Dixie Dandy in Higlilarid 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

AARP Counselor
Available to Seniors
The Association of Retired
Persons (AARP) is offering a new
service in Gulf County. A coun-
selor will be available at the
Senior Citizen Center from 1:00 to
5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and
Thursday to answer questions
and provide literature on AARP
national and local chapter mem-
AARP services include insur-
ance (health, home, 'auto, and
life), investments, a driving skills
refresher course, qualifying for,

auto insurance discounts, assis-
tance with taxreporting, informa-
tion on consumer fraud, counsel-
ing for bereaved spouses and
grandparents serving as .surro-
gate parents. Considerable com-
plimentary service literature is
also available.
Men's Day at
Zion Fair Church
Zion Fair Baptist Church will
hosting their annual Men's Day
Program on August 23, with ser-
vices beginning at.9:45 a.m. for
Sunday school, 11:00 a.m. for
morning worship, and 6:00 p.m
for the evening service.

V/ The friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
B b l Warship -,Sundays at 10:00 a.in. & 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study at 6'00 p.m
Please note, all times central!
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776

Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. *,,.Port St. Joe
Sunday Sch ol .......... ..,........................................10 a.m.
M morning Service .............. ......... ..................... 1 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ,.................................... 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship .......... .. ................... 7 p.m.
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor .

: CHURCH Sixteenth Sreet
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756 '
Sunday Worship... .. .10 a.m.
Adult School.......'.11a.m.
*Sunday School -
*Young Children .
*Nursery Available Highway 71 / Cecil Costin Sr Blvd.
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron

first Baptist Church
."L *Allen Welborn Buddy Caswell
., store r ; .; Miniser,of Music &'.Youth '
I' | Sunday School. ....... . . 9:45 am
Worship Service .................. 11:00 am
Disciple Training ....... .. ..... ...6:00 pm
Evening Worship ........ ........ 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .......... 7:00 pm

Teaching the Truth of God's Word

801 20th St. Port St: Joe 229-6707
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service......... ...........11:00 a.m.
Eyening Service'............... .6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting...7:00 p.m.


.CatchB th, stt 91 Constitution. amituouent
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m. 'Fellowship ..............6:00 p.m.
SEvening 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.


7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
V* Sunday School 9:45
S800 a.m. (CT)


Discover God's by e!4

Discover God's love! 44
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
1601 Long Avenue Port 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 & Mouth

Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday,: `- Nursery
Call 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
i/ Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)

The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday 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

TOO? .
EXODUS 20:1-6


Visit us!
Upstairs First Union Bank Building
Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.homtown.com/grace





Stock Buy-Back -

St. Joe Company Authorizes $150 Million for Purchase

The St. Joe Company
announced on August 12 that its
board of directors has authorized
$150 million for the purchase of

the company's outstanding com-
mon stock. The company also
announced earnings of $.09 per
diluted share for the quarter and

Nutrition Education

Soars With the Help

of GC Beef Producers

A new education tool for this
country's middle school science
teachers is helping improve nutri-
tion skills by capturing the imagi-
nation of children. The Fueled for
Flight video education kit, created
with check-off funding from Gulf
County beef producers, uses the
exciting world of space travel to
deliver a message about good
nutrition and the role of beef in a
healthful diet to fifth and sixth
grade students.
Fueled for Flight is effective
because it uses space travel and
science-two subjects that fasci-
nate children-to deliver a nutri-
tion message, according to Polly
Golden, Executive Director,
Florida Beef Council. "It's a, sim-
ple message in a fun, information-,
al package. says Golden. ..By
using astronauts Mark Lee :and
Jan Davis, as well' as NASA food
and fitness experts' we can pro-
vide interesting facts to students.
that leave lasting impressions.
Astronauts' and scientists are
excellent role models for chil-
Among the messages the kit
sends is that variety and modera-
tion are the most important
things to remember when eating
for good health. In addition, it rec-
ognizes that beef can be a part of
a healthful diet and provides pro-
tein and vitamins for energy and
building muscle. The kit includes
a 20-minute video, a 20-page
teacher's guide, 16 activity mas-
ters for duplication, and a pre-
and post-test.
Fueled for Flight was devel-
oped by .the Education
Department of : the National
Cattlepnen's Beef Association,
which has been creating and dis-
tnbuting valued education mate-
rials to teachers for more than 70
years. "Beef producers in Florida,
and across the U.S. continue' to
be committed to providing the
best in education information to
tomorrow's consumer." says
A recent direct-mail campaign
to promote the Fueled for Flight
kit generated a 20 percent
response rate from teachers-a
tremendous return for this kind
of tool. In fact, 10,000 kits are
already in use, and additional kits

SBDC Appointed

As Intermediary
It is with a great deal of plea-
sure that Gulf Coast Community
College's Small Business
Development Center announces
their appointment by the Small
Business Administration as an
intermediary of all SBA loans. In,
the past, the Small Business,
Development Center acted only as
an intermediary for loan packag-
ing of the Women's and Minorities
Pre-Qualification Loan Program.

In a review of the SBDC last
week by the SBA, they announced
that due to past SBDC success
with the Women's and Minorities
Loan Program, GCCC-SBDC will
now be allowed to package all
types of SBA loans.

For more information, please
contact Doug Davis at the Small
Business Development Center at

Seminar In

Planning Stage

Gulf Coast Community
College's Gulf/Franklin Center
and the Small Business
Development Center are in the
process of planning to offer a
hands-on computer course on the
software program, "QuickBooks
Pro 5.0 for Windows," starting
this Fall.

Topics covered at this semi-
nar will include payroll and taxes,
accounts receivable, accounts
payable, creating estimates, job
cost reports, bank accounts and
reconciliation, and many others.
In order to facilitate the plan-
ning, businesses in the communi-
ty are asked to indicate their level
of interest in this service by call-'
ing the Gulf/Franklin Center at
227-9670 or SBDC at 271-1108.

will be available after school
begins this fall.
During the .1997 school year,
more than 100,000 U.S. teachers
from :preschool through high
school requested check-off fund-
ed audiovisual kits and posters
carrying positive messages about
beef. These materials have the
potential to reach 5.2 million chil-
dren during their first year of use

$.17 per diluted share year-to-
date. The company's board of
directors also approved a quarter-
ly dividend of $.02 per share.
Under the buy-back autho-
rization, the company will pur-
chase shares from time to time on
the open market, depending o,
market price and other considers,
Peter S. Rummell, St. Joe
Chairman and CEO said, 'The
board believes that the company's
common shares are undervalued
at the current price and do not
reflect accurately the value of St.
Joe assets or our future
prospects. This stock buy-back
program is indicative of their conr
fidence in St. Joe's position, their
commitment to the strategy we'
have selected, as well as how it is
being executed."
"We are enthusiastic about.
our strategic direction across all
of our business sectors, and our
momentum is building," Rummell
continued. "With this stock buy-,
back program, we can enhance,

long-term shareholder value with-
out compromising our flexibility
to fully execute our growth plans."
He added, "Overall, earnings
kept pace with company expecta-
tions We are focused on get-
ting the best results from our
operating business, and we are
seeing real improvements."
"At the same time, we are
making increasing investments
necessary to execute our strategy
for the essential long-term devel-
opment that will pay returns in
the future," Rummell concluded.
On August 12, the company's
reported net income for the sec-
ond quarter of 1998 was $8.0 mil-
lion ($.09 per diluted share) com-
pared with $11.2 million ($. 12 per
diluted share) for the same quar-
ter of 1997.
Net income for the first six
months of 1998 was $15.5 million
($.17 per diluted share) compared
with $19.2 million ($.20 per dilut-
ed share) in 1997. Net EBITDA
was $.22 per diluted share for the
quarter and $.43 per diluted
share year-to-date.

Classes have begun at Faith
Christian for the 24th yearn
Orientation was held for each of
the grades on Monday, August 17
and the first full day of school
began Tuesday, August 18 with a
school-wide flag raising ceremo-
ny. The new flag was donated by
George Coody. It was exciting to
see all the smiling faces in their
blue, white, and yellow polo shirts
ready to begin a new school year.

Faith Christian is a non-
denominational school whose
purpose is to train students in a
Christian setting for whatever
God has planned for them. We
pursue academic excellence in all
subject areas in an atmosphere of
loving discipline, and our teach-
ers give individual attention to
each student in small traditional
Biblical principles are learned
and practiced as we study God's
Word each day along with "read-
ing, writing, and arithmetic". Our
students are introduced to
American history in kindergarten

News Column

Faith Christian School

and early exhibit a love for our
country. Science, art, music, and
physical training also' begin in
these early years.
The curriculum integrates
phonics, spelling and reading
beginning in pre-kindergarten
and the students begin "sound-
ing-out" words as early as age
four. Kindergarten classes are
offered in a half or full day pro-
gram and tuition is kept at a min-
An extended day program is
available for those who need
tutonng and help wit h homework.
The extended day ends at 5:15
p.m., but NO LATER THAN 5:30
We are excited about the
1998-99 school year, and we wel-
come visits to Faith Christian.
Please call 229-6707 if you want
further information.

School's In Session

Drive With Caution!

Minutes ofthe. Gulf County School Board

JUNE 30, 1998
The Gulf County School Board met In
special session on June 30. 1998. at 1:30
p.m ET. In the Gulf County School Board
Administrative Offices In Port St Joe. The
following members were present: Charlotte
Pierce, David 'Byrd, Mary Pridgeon, and
Oscar Redd. Caroline Norton was absent.
The Superintendent and Board Attorney
were also present.
,Chairman' Pierce presided, and the
meeting was opened with an invocation led
by Mrs. Pridgeon. followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by George Collins. son of
Bayne Collins. architect for the Port St. Joe
Elementary Renovation project.
was updated on the program at
Wewahltchka Elementary School No action
Mr. Bayne Collins. representing the archi-
tectural firm. Collins & Associates. Inc..
updated the Board on the project for Port
St. Joe Elementary School. Contractors are
presently picking up plans and specifica-
tions from Collins & Associates in order to
submit bids. Friday. July 17. 1998. a pre-
bid onsite meeting is scheduled for 10.00
a m.. ET. to answer any questions contrac-
tors may have before deadline. to submit
bids. Bids will be opened on Wednesday.
July 29. '1998. at 10.00 a.m.. ET. Mr.
Collins reviewed plans with those present.
No action necessary.
Mr Redd. second by Mr. Byrd. and 4-0
vote. the Board approved the following per-
sonnel matters as recommended:
Accepted letter of intent to retire and
approved request for payment of accrued
leave for LaMr Mathes from his position as
Principal at Wewahitchka High School
effecuve June 30. 1999.
Accepted letter of Intent to retire and
approved request for payment of accrued
leave for George M. Cox from his position
as teacher at Wewahitchka High School
effecuve June 30. 2000. Also approved Mr.,
Cox s participation in the Deferred
Retirement Option Program.
Accepted letter of intent to retire and
approved request for payment of accrued
leave for S. M. Eubanks from his position
as Coordinator of Vocational, Adult and
,Community Services and Transportation
effecuie June 30. 2000. Also approved Mr.
Eubanks' participation in the Deferred
Retirement Opuon Program
Accepted letter of intent to retire and
approved request for payment of accrued
leave, plus ten percent retirement supple-
ment as stated in Appendix C of the Master
Contract for Herman Jones from his posi-
tion as teacher at Highland View
Elementary School effective June 30, 1999,
Accepted letter of intent to retire and
approved request for payment of accrued
leave for Pamela M. Jones from her posi-:
tion as teacher at Port St. Joe Elementary
School effective June 30, 1999.
Accepted letter of intent to retire and
approved 'request for payment of accrued
leave, for Forest Revell from his position of
bus driver effective immediately.
Accepted' letter of intent to retire and
approved request for, payment of accrued
leave for Daisy L. Pittman from her position
as Secretary to the Director of
Transportation effecuve June 30. 1999.
Approved the following supplementary
summer school instructional personnel at
Wewahltchka Elementary School- Melanie
Approved the following supplementary
summer educational support personnel as
recommended: Shirley Williams, Diana
Dykes, Shirley Bryant, Hazel Simmons,
and Angie Suber.
Approved the following supplementary
summer school instructonal personnel at
the Gulf County Adult School: Denise
BILLS: On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following budget mat-
ters and payment of bills:
Budget Amendment No. IX, General Fund
Budget Amendment No. IX, Special
Revenue, Other
Budget Amendment No. IX, Debt Service
Budget Amendment No. X, General Fund
Budget Amendment No. X, Special
Revenue, Other
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved change of the hour for the regu-
lar August Board meeting from 9:00 a.m.,
August 4th to 1:00 pm., ET, August 4,
1998, in order for the Superintendent and
Board members to attend a district-wide
faculty meeting and luncheon on that day.
There being no further business, the
meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m.

JULY 7, 1998
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on July 7. 1998, at 6:00
p.m., ET, in the Gulf County School Board
Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The
following members were present: Charlotte
Pierce., Caroline Norton, David Byrd, Mary
Pridgeon, and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
also present.
Chairman Pierce presided, and the
meeting was opened with an invocation by
Mr. Redd, followed by the Pledge of

Allegiance led by Mr. Byrd.
APPRECIATION: Plaques of appreciauon
were presented to the following for the con-
tinumng support and assistance to the Gulf
County School System: Mr. Tom
Weightman, Chief Executlie Offices.
Florida Association of District School
Superintendents. Dr. Wayne Blanton,
Executive Director. Florida School Boards,
Association; Ms. Paula Waller, Executive
Director, Panhandle Area Educational
PROPOSAL:, The, Honorable Robert M.
Moore. County Judge. and Katrmna Sagglo.
Esquire. presented an oveniew of the tru-
ancy court program which will be imple-
mented for the 1998-99 school year..
Mr. Byrd. second by Mrs. Norton. and
unanimous vote. the Board adopted the
CONSENT ITEMS: The personnel mat-
ters concerning hiring assistant principals
for Port St. Joe High School and
Wewahltchka High School were removed
from the consent agenda. On motion by Mr
Byrd. second by Mrs Pridgeon and unan-
Imous vote. the Board tabled this Issue
unul July 15. 1998. A special Board meet-
ing was set for that date at 9:00 a.m ET.
On motion by Mr. Byrd. second by Mr.
Redd. and unanimous' lote. the Board
approved the following matters on the con-
sent agenda-
Approval of Minutes: Approved minutes
for June 2. 1998.
Correspondence: Acknowledged corre-
spondence from the family of Barney
McCroan, and the family of Mae Murphy
Personnel: Approved a temporary'
Teacher on Special Assignment position for
School-to-Work. TECH PREP. and Clerical
Technology for the 1998-99 school year
Approved Linda Patterson for the post-
Uon of teacher at Highland View
Elementary School for the 1998-99 school
year. .
Approved Pamela Watford for the tem-
porary position of math teacher at Port St.
Joe Middle School for the 1998-99 school
Approved Paulette Best for the position
of part Ume lunchroom worker at Port St.
Joe Elementary School for the 1998-99
school year.
Approved Pamela Lawrence for the part
time Parent Involvement position with the
Pre-K Early Intervention program for the
1998-99 school year.
Approved 8 additional days of summer
work for Mitch Boumgton as recommend-
Approved Karen Minger to transfer from
her position of teacher at Wewahitchkal
Elementary to a teaching position at Portj
St. Joe Elementar.
Approved Linda Elkins to transfer from i
her position of teacher at Highland View I
Elementary to a teaching position at Portj
St. Joe Elementary 'I
Approved Lee Anna Parrish for a teach-.
Ing position at Port St. Joe Elementary for'
the 1998-99 school year. I
Approved Katrina Glass for a teaching'
position at Port St. Joe Elementary for the
1998-99 school year. '*
Approved Diane lMcKeithen for the posit-
tion of Language Arts teacher at Port St.
Joe High School for the 1998-99 school1
year. l
Approved Simona Plttman for the sup-'
plementary pay posluon of varsity cheer-;
leader sponsor for the 1998-99 school year,
at Port St. Joe High School ,
Approved Cindy Phillips for the supple-,
mentary pay position of Junior varsity'
cheerleader sponsor for the 1998-99 school'
year at Port St. Joe High School.
Approved Connie Conyers for the posl-i
tion of Science 9-12. Chemistry and'
Physics teacher at Port St. Joe High School!
for the 1998-99 school year. ,,
Approved the transfer of Donna)
Fettinger from her position of teacher at.
Port St. Joe High School to the media spe-
,cialist position at Wewahltchka Elementary!
Approved Tonya Boswell for the posi-
'tion of teacher at Wewahitchka Elementary
School for the 1998-99 school year.
Approved Misty Harper for the positiori
,of teacher at Wewahitchka Elementary)
School for the 1998-99 school year.
Approved Jan Thornburg for the post-'
tion of Pre-Kindergarten at Wewahitchka
Elementary School for the 1998-99 school1
Accepted the resignation of Virginial
Campbell from her position of science
teacher at Port St. Joe High School effec-
tive May 25, 1998.
Approved Mitch Bouington and Gary
Howze for a 10+1 contracts (to include!
teaching summer school in 1999) for thel
;1998-99 school year at Port St. Joe High"
Approved James McLeod for a 10+24
contract (to include teaching summer
school in 1999) for the 1998-99 school year,
at Wewahitchka High School.
Approved Terry Stryker for a 10+2 coin-
tract (to include teaching summer school
in 1999) for the 1998-99 school year atl
Wewahitchka High School. ;.I
Approved Hazel Arnold for the position,
of Pre-kindergarten aide at Wewahitchka;
Elementary School for the 1998-99 school
Approved Debra Anderson be Secretary'
I-A -status at Port St. Joe Elementary

School for the 1998-99 school year.
Approved Mary King to be granted five
years of experience for payroll purposes for
her position of Aide at Port St Joe
Elementary School
Approved Tina Hicks for the poslion of
Pre-K Early Interenuon Aide at Port St.
Joe Elementary School for the 1998-99
school year.
Approved Nancy Brockman for the posti-
uon of Aide at Port St Joe Elementary
School for the 1998-99 school year
Approved Debbie Peak for the position
of Aide at Port St. Joe Elementary for the
1998-99 school year.
Approved a part time position of
Secretary III to be employed in the Director
of Facility Services department.
Approved a leave pf absence for Joyce.
Gaminous from her posiuon as custodian at
Port St Joe High School for four months.
Approved a leale of absence for Teresa
Williams from her positl.n as custodian at
Wewahitchka High School -through October
31. 1998
Student Matter Approved request for
Amanda Faith Causey to attend school in
Bay County for the 199i-99 school year
Approved Felicia Gathers to re-enroll at
Port St Joe High School in order to obtain
a Special Diploma Option 2
Bid atter: .On motion by Mr. Redd.
second by Mrs Norton. and unarumous
%ote the Board tpproied' the following bid'
matters .
Awarded Extermination/Pest Control
bid to Zappo Pest Services for the 1998-99
school year
Awarded semi-annual bids for School
Food Service Proces.ed el Frozen/Chilled
items to Daflin. Phillips. W J. Powell. and
Dairy Fresh as recommended
Awarded annual bids for School Food
Service milk. bread, and cleaning supplies
to Dairy Fresh. Flowers Baking Co.
Southern Clearung Supply. Eco-Lab. Inc
and W. J Powell as recommended
Awarded annual bids for School Food
Service non-food items to Southern
Cleaning Company Houston Paper Co..
Calico industries. Inc Beltram Supply
Company. and W J Powell as recommend-
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by.
Mr. Redd. second by Mrs Norton, and
unanimous vote. the Board approved the
following program matters:
Approved the Adult Fee Schedule for
the 199.-99 school year
Approved Add-On Endorsements for
Driver's Education/Traffic Safety and
Athletic Coaching/Sports Medicine.
Approved contract with Bay St. Joseph.
Care Center for use of buses for emergency
transportation for the 1998-99 school year.
1Approved contract with' .Life
Management Center (formerly the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic) for the psycholog-
ical services for the 1998-99 school year.
Approved Resolution 99-01 for district
participation in the Panhandle Area
Educational Consortium for the 1998-99
school year.
Adopted a resolution and agreement for
services with the Gateway Educational
Computing Consultants for the 1998-99
school year in the amount of $15,334.00
Adopted an agreement for risk manage-
ment services with Panhandle Area
Educational Consortium Risk Management
Consortium for the 1998-99 school year.
Adopted a resolution and contract with
Gateway Student System Consortium for
services in the amount of $10,918.16 for
the 1998-99 school year.
Approved the Pre-K Early Intervention
project application for submission- for the
1998-99 school year.
Approved a contract for School Food
Service consulting services with Prairie
Consulting Services, LLC, for the 1998-99
school year with option for an additional
Approved performance contract for
exceptional student education consultative
services for $4,900.00 for the 1998-99
school year.
Approved a request for funding to the
Gulf County Health Department in the
amount of $12,000 for the 1998-99 school
Approved a proposal 'from Panhandle
Management Development Network for
professional development services in the
amount of $1,837.00 for the 1998-99
school year.
Approved TNT Anti Tobacco Curriculum
to be implemented in 7th grade health
and/or physical education classes for the
1998-99 school year as recommended.
Approved request to extend 1997-98
School Improvement Plans to August 1,
1998 to allow principals time to incorpo-
rate test data into the plans.
Approved relocation of the North
Florida Head Start program in
Wewahitchka to .the Wewahitchka
Elementary School Main Street site.
Approved contracts for occupational
and physical therapy services with ABC
Rehabilitation for the 1998-99 school year.
Approved submission of Title VI grant
application for the 1998-99 school year.
Approved submission of Title I grant
application for the 1998-99 school year.
motion by Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved request for private transportation
of Port St. Joe High School varsity/junior
varsity cheerleaders to Gulf Coast

Community College for camp. July 20-23.
On miouon by Mrs Norton. second by
Mrs. Pndgeon. and unanimous vote. the
Board approved payment olf invoices for
annual dues for the 1998-99 school year to
the following:
Commission on Elementary and' Middle
Schools $1,005.00
Small School District Council Consortium -
82 750 00
Florida School Boards Association -
S5.077 01o'
Florida Association of District School
Superintendents S5,077.00
On moiuon by Mrs Norton, second by.
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved "Florida Educational
'Equity Act" notification to parents, stu-
dents. and employees for the .998-99
school year
I On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by 2
Mrs. Pridgeon. and unanimous tote. the
Board approved Right to Know notifica-
uon to employees for the 1998-99 school
ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur-
ther business, the meeting adjourned at
7 10 p.m.

JULY 15, 1998
The Gulf County School Board met in
special seskior, on July 15, 1998, at 9:00
a.m.. ET. in the GulflCounty School Board
Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The.,
following members were present- Charlotte
Pierce. Caroline Norton. Daild Byrd. Mary
Pridgeon, and- Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney was
also present
Chairman Pierce presided, and the
meeting was opened v.ith an invocationlby
Caroline Norton. followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by Mrs. Pridgeon.
meeting wa; scheduled for the purpose of
making a decision on personnel matters,,
which were tabled at the regular monthly
meeting on July 7. 1998.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Pierce (who passed the chair, to Vice
Chairman Norton in order to second the
motion and resumed the chair after mak-
ing the second), the Board approved Tim
Wilder for the position of Assistant
Principal at Port St. Joe High School for the
1998-99 school year. Byrd, Pierce, and
Redd voted YEA; Norton and Pridgeon
voted NAY.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mr.
Redd, the Board approved Dr. William
Truby for the position of Assistant
Principal at Wewahitchka High School for
the 1998-99 school year. Byrd, Norton,
Pierce, and Redd voted YEA; Pridgeon
voted NAY.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved a temporary teacher on
special assignment position for the 1998-
99 school year to be certified in vocational
education, and funded by the following
grants, "Counseling and Assessing
Pregnant and Parenting Teens." and
"Mentoring Middle School Girls."
The meeting adjourned at 9:35 a.m.

JULY 20, 1998
The Gulf County School Board met in
special session on July 20, 1998, at 9:00
a.m., ET, in the Gulf County School Board
Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The
following members were present: Charlotte
Pierce, Caroline Norton, David Byrd, Mary
Pridgeon, and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
also present.
Chairman Pierce presided.
ADVERTISING: On motion by Mr. Redd,
second by Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the Required Local
Effort Tax at 6.357.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the Regular Discretionary Tax at
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mr.
Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the Supplemental Discretionary
Tax at .187.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the Local Capital Improvement
Tax at .946.
Total millage rate approved was 8.00.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs.
Norton, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the tentative budget for advertis-
by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mrs. Norton,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
the annual gender equity report.
The meeting adjourned at 9:40.
JULY 28, 1998
The Gulf County School Board met in
special session on July 28, 1998, at 5:15
p.m., ET, in the Gulf County School Board
Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The
following members were present: Charlotte
Pierce, Caroline Norton, David Byrd, Mary
Pridgeon, and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
also present.
'Chairman Pierce presided, and the
meeting was opened with an invocation by
Mrs. Pridgeon, followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by Mr. Redd.

BUDGET: There was no response from the
general public
On motion by Mrs Pridgeon second by
Mr Byrd. and unanimous lote. the Board
approved the milage rate of 6.357 for
Required Local Effort Tax
,On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs.
Norton, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the millage rate of .510 for
Regular Discretionary Tax.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the millage rate of .187 for
Supplemental Discretionary Tax.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the millage rate of .946 for Local
Capital Improvement Tax. .
On motion by Mr. Byrd. -econd by Mrs
Norton, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the tentative budget for fiscal
year July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999.
PERSONNEL: On motion by Mrs.
Pridgeon, second by Mrs. Norton, and
unanimous vote. the Board tabled request
of S MNI Eubanks for increase in his in-
county travel to, equal the amount of that
paid to high school principals Tre request
will be placed on the agenda of a special
Board meeung set for August I 1. 1998
On mouon by Mrs Norton second by
Mrs. Pridgeon. and unanimous vote, the
Board, approved th'e following per-.onnel
Approved Minrie Likely to be trans-
ferred from her position of teacher at Port
St. Joe High School to Highland View
Elementary School as Teacher on Special
Approved Robin Stroud for the position
of part imrre (2 days per week 15 hours
total) music teacher at Wewahitchka
Elementary School.
Approved Mary Ann Peak as a part time
(3 hours per day) paraprofessional at
Wewahitchka Elementary School.
Approved Jane Wade as a part time (3
hours per day) paraprofessional at
Wewahitchka Elementary School.
Approved Terry Linton to be transferred
from his position of math teacher at
Wewahitchka High School to a full-time
teaching position with the Gulf County
Adult School in Wewahitchka.
Approved Shelly Oliver for the part time
position of Even Start Project Parent
Educator. Salary for the position will be
paid at a Secretary III pay rate with five
years experience.
Approved Bryan Hobbs as a temporary
student employee at the Port St. Joe bus
barn effective July 28, 1998.
Approved George Cox for the temporary
position of School-to-Work/TECH PREP/
Clerical Teacher on Special Assignment for
the 1998-99 school year.
Approved Martha Weimorts for the tem-
porary position of Teacher on Special
Assignment for Assessing and Career
Counseling Pregnant and Parenting Teens
and Non-traditional Career Mentoring for
Middle School Girls.
Approved Chris Harding for the position
Technology Education teacher 'at
Wewahitchka High School for the 1998-99
school year.
Approved Anjenette Harding for the
position of Remedial/Compensatory
teacher at Wewahitchka High School for
the 1998-99 school year.
Approved Amy Alderman for the posi-
tion of M/S Language" Arts teacher at
Wewahitchka High School for the 1998-99
school year.
Approved Jan Thornburg be granted
four years of teaching experience for pay-
roll purposes in the Pre-K teaching posi-
tion at Wewahitchka Elementary School.
Approved LaRue Huddleston be classi-
fied as a Secretary I-A in the office of
Instructional Services for Student Services,
Exceptional Services Education Depart-
ment and Teen Pregnancy Program.
Approved Nancy Brockman be granted
five years of experience for payroll purpos-
es in her Aide III position at Port St. Joe
Elementary School.
Approved the following employees be
granted years of experience as listed:
Hazel Arnold 5 years, Aide I,
Wewahlitchka Elementary School
Tina Hicks 3 years, Aide I,. Port St. Joe
Elementary School
Mary King 8 years. Aide I, Port St. Joe
Elementary School
Pam Lawrence 5 years, Aide I (part time),
District Office
motion by Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved lunch and breakfast price
Increases as follows:
1997-98 1998-99
Regular .75 1.00
Reduced .30 .30
Adult 1.00 1.50
Regular 1.50 1.75
Reduced .40 .40
Adult 2.25 2.50
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved requests for transfers of
the following students from Highland View
Elementary to Port St. Joe Elementary for
the 1998-99 school year: Kady Dunlap,
Amy Dunlap, Grant Glass, and Troy L.
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting
adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

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Dates to Remember .
September 7th, Labor Day;
September 8th, P.T.O. Open
House at 7:00 p.m., ET;
September 9th, Progress Reports
go home.
D.A.R.E. Program Sgt.
Mark Cutler will be on our cam-
pus on Fridays. "I am looking for-
ward to being with the students
again this year," said Sgt. Cutler.
He will begin the D.A.R.E. pro-
gram with the fifth graders soon
and will mingle with students-
working with them to help them
achieve goals and help them
make their school days a success
story. Welcome back, Sgt. Cutler!
Teacher Spotlight... Lori'
Hast hails from Panama City. She
is our new music teacher, after
having worked as a protective
investigator for Children and
Family Services.. Mrs. Hast has a
bachelor's degree in' psychology
and sociology and a master's
degree in elementary education
from Troy State University in
She is presently working on
her certification in music. She
lives with her husband, Steve,
and Eric and Kyler, both six years
old and in the first grade, and
Kern, nine, who is in the fourth
They make their home on
their sailboat. Mrs. Hast's great-
est hobby is racing sailboats
along with sailing, fishing, and
water-related sports. Welcome
aboard, Mrs. Hast! The students
and teachers are looking forward
to your work here in Hurricane

Welcome New Students ..
. Fifth Graders-Sam Mullinax,
Lauren, Stansel. Lee Ann
Hutchinsonr and Henry Kirby:
Fourth Graders-Seth Waldrop
and Tim Mullinax; Third
Graders--yBrandi Rodgers and
Kaylee Young: Second Graders-
Ashley Lolley, Brittany Pritchard
and Dixie Hutchinson; and First
Graders-Jessika Rodgers, Randa
McDaniel, Jenna Catrett, Kyle
Stansel and James Mullinax. :
Yearbooks The 1997-98
yearbooks are here If your stu-
dent paid for one, he/she will be
given one to bring home this
week. There are a few extras if you
wish to purchase one of the books.
. .Price is $10.00.
Volunteers Needed '.
Whatever your talent. We wel-
come you to share with our stu-
dents your knowledge or skills .
. Call 229-8730 or 227-1888.

School Bus Driver

Training Class Set
A bus driver training class is
scheduled to begin on Monday,
August 24 at 6:00 p.m., ET. This
class meets for a minimum of 40
hours and full-time attendance is
required Other requirements are
physical examination, fingerprint
check and a drug-alcohol screen-
Call Daisy Pittman for regis-
tration information (639-2422 or

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Correct Change
Please send correct change to
school for lunches, milk, ice
cream, etc. Thank you!
Labor Day
: School will not be held on
Monday, September 7, due to the
Labor Day holiday.
Progress Reports
Progress reports for the first
grading period will be sent home
on Wednesday, September 9.
Parents Please Help
In order to assure a safe and
prompt arrival at home or after-
school care, it is very important
that each child knows who and
where they' will be picked up each
afternoon or it they will be riding
the bus.
In order to avoid interrupting
the classroom during instruction
time, please be sure your child is
aware of these afternoon arrange-
ments before being delivered to
school each day.
Please send a note on days
when pick-up procedures will be
different from their everyday rou-
tine. We understand that emer-
gencies arise and the office staff
will be happy to handle emergen-
cies over the phone.
Basics of Parenting
Respect is more than obedi-
ence, it is an attitude. Being
respectful helps children succeed.
in almost every part of ife. a',
respectful child can learnii from
adults at hornm'and At school. A
respectful child takes care or
responsibilities and belongings,
and a respectful child gets along
with peers.
School teach children about
respect. But parents have the
most influence on how respectful
children become. Experts say that
until children show respect at
home, they're unlikely to show it
anywhere else. 1
Teaching children respect can
be challenging-but it's always
rewarding. Respect improves chil-
dren's lives at home, at school,
and in the future. It also improves
the lives of 'everyone around


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Wewahitchka Elementary

School News .

K By Linda Whitfield

"Every Life Has A Story", Meet
Misty Harper, First Grade Teacher
Misty.Harper was.born in Big
Rapids, Michigan. She is the
daughter of Linda Graham of
Panama City and Curt Wilbur of
Big Rapids. Misty also has a sis-
Misty was graduated from
GCCC and Florida State
University. She has a BS degree.
Some of her hobbies are reading,
aerobics, walking and cross
stitching. Misty and her husband,
Randy, are the parents of two
sons-Cole, who is almost four,
and baby Chance, who is seven
weeks. Misty is a member of the
United Methodist Church.
Misty said, "Children are
some of the most important peo-
ple in mylife. I feel that I w'as put
on the earth to nurture and help
educate our future adults. I thank
God for the opportunity to touch'
the lives of my own children and
other' children." Misty is a wel-
come addition to our school. ,
First County School Meeting In A
Long Time "Up With Teachers"
Monday, August 3, all teach-
ers, principals, administrators,
and school board met at PSJHS
for a wonderful morning.
Superintendent Jerry' Kelley wel-
comed guests and gave a rousing
talk about a number one issue-
changes in education and chal-
lenges for the future.
Judy Campbell. GCCTA pres-
ident, welcomed us, and then
county office administrators,,
Temple Watson. Deborah Crosby,
Sara Joe Wooten and S. M.
Eubanks each gave an up-to-date
summary of what is going on in
their respective fields.
Then came the six princi-
pals-Minnie Likely, Catherine
Barfield, Chris Earley, Carolyn
Rish, Clayton Wooten.'and Larry
Mathes, ,who -,toldatf their -new '
staff and presented their "teacher '
of the year" HVE, Tonya Plair;
PSJES, JoAnn Smith; PSJHS,
Sara Turner Johnson; PSJMS,
Ruby Sue WHS SueK
Dickens, and: WES. Joe Walker.
Out of the above, Sue Dickens
of WHS, was selected as the "Gulf
County Teacher of the Year". All
teachers honored were given a
certificate worth $500 to spend on
extra supplies. The "Gulf County
Teacher of the Year", Sue
Dickens, received $1.0001
Barbara Whitlield was hon-
ored for "perfect attendance" and
received $200 to spend on school
supplies! Next week I'll tell about
the speaker who was certainly

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SIt appears all the schedule
changes are changed, and all the
late starters may have shown
up-:so maybe we can get, an
accurate count of how many stu-
dents we actually have. It's hard
to'get a good look at things while
students are changing classes. It
does appear we have a few less
than last year. when we opened
with over 400 students.
The new all 'day, every day
adult 'school center (under Mr.
Terry Linton) should be up and
running, by now. Some students
have already taken advantage of
its accessibility, if they needed to
finish up early, or if needing
employment- while they finish
their diploma requirements. 'This
is the first time daytime adult
school ,has been offered in
Wewahitchka. Limited night
classes are still available. ,
These local lightning storms
really play havoc' with our com-
puters. We're looking for the surge
protector that will handle the
many strikes that seem to be
directed right at us. Wouldn't it be
great if science, could ever learn to
harness and use the awesome
power generated. by nature's
August ,28th 'is not too far
away-that's the night the varsity
Gators will motor to Marianna to
play in a pre-season jamboree
called the "Shootout". It will' start
at 6:00 p.m. The young Gators
may be outmanned and outnum-
bered, but no one will try harder.
All you usually look for in
these scrimmages is enthusiasm
and a good, effort. It gives many
young players their first taste of
doing battle against someone dif-
ferent, and it gives them a good
idea as to how far they have to go
and how hard they need to work
to get ready for the season opener
September 4 against Freeport.
Your student may have
shown you something regarding
"honors" courses. Student who
contract to take "honors" courses
will receive extra credit toward the
Bright Futures Scholarship

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worth, hearing, but our half-day
closed with a delicious rib lun-
cheon. All of us appreciated the
wonderful day to start off the
school year.
Former Student Update
Will and Ed Sumner are stu-
dents at Chipola Junior College
and also are working part-time.
Both Will and Ed were former ath-
letes at WHS. They are the sons of,
Will and Pam .Sumner. Both boys
are ready for fall classes to begin.
We're proud of youl



School News

By: Carolyn Rish

By: Carolyn Rish
School year 1998-99 is a his-
toric year for Port St. Joe Middle
School. For the first time ever,
sixth graders are a part of the stu-
dent population. As our numbers
have grown so have our scram-
blings to adequately house this
new population of students and
Combine this growth, and
shifting of teachers and their
classrooms, with the renovation
of the ceilings in much of the
building over the summer, and
getting ready for day one was a
real challenge. Much credit is due
to our teachers w%;ho came in early
aad,: stayed.alate,.jn ..orde;,:to. have.
their rooms ready. "
Our maintenance, custodial.

.Gulf County Schools
;'-: .Lunch Menu
'AUGUST24- 28, 1998

MON-- Pork Fritter on Bun,
Spice Cake, range and Milk.
TUES- Chicken Pot Pie,,
Green Beans, Jello, Roll and
WEDS- Submarine on Bun,
trench Fries, Carrot Sticks,
Fruit Crisp and Milk. .
THURS- Lasagna, Baked
Potato, Mixed Fruit, Italian
Bread and Milk.
FRI- Cheese Pizza, 'Tossed-
Salad, Pears, Bread Sticks and'

and office staff are also to be corn-'
mended for all their hard work.
Only a team effort', could have'
made our historic beginning the
successful event it was.
Our new student orientation
oI August 6th received tremen-
"dous response. The Commons
Area had standing room only for
-this event. Thank you parents for,
your attendance, at this impor-
tant event,
Port St, Joe Middle School
will be focusing all year on ourl
school improvement goals estab-
lished last Spring by our School
Advisory Council. It is our desire
that all our stakeholders .... stu-
dents, parents, and community,
be aware of our goals, and work to
help us achieve each of them.
The faculty has been focused
on these goals since day one of
pre-planhing, The goals are post-
ed in each classroom and at vari-
Oius points around our building.
Our main focus will be on improv-
ig student achievement in read-
ing, w-riting and mathematics, but
we also have improved student
attendance as one of our goals.
Other goals involve the imple-
mentation of student planners
and a character education .pro-
gram, as well as staff development-
aimed at further training to sup-
port improved student perfor-

With new faculty and new
policies, the ,1998-99 school year
is well under way for Port St. Joe
High School. We Would like to wel-
come our new assistant principal,
Tim,:Wilder,.' along, 'with faculty
members Confnie Convers. Diane
McKeithen, Shirley Moates and
Sharon Watson.
All juniors, along with select-
ed sophomores and seniors; will
be taking the HSCT practice test
in the, Media Center on 'Friday,
August 21st. This test is given to
target students needing, special
help' with certain' skills.

mnance. As you read this weekly
column, and attend middle school
events, you will hear more about
each' of these goals.
S Our student planners have
created a great deal of interest
Sand enthusiasm this year, We'are
exKtremely proud to be able to pro-
vide our students with this-impor-
tant' organizational and learning
We also plan to use the plan-
ner as a home-school communi-
cation device. If you are reading
this column and do not have a
middle school student in your
home, ask a neighbor or friend to
allow you to take a look at their
planner. You'll like what you seel
The middle school teaching
staff is diided into teams by
grade, and each team has a team
leader. Team leaders for 1998-99
are: Judy Campbell, grade six;
Linda Bancroft. grade seven; and
Judy Williams. grade eight.
Martin Adkison is Principal
Designee again this year, and
Juanise Williams is our Guidance
Counselor. These staff members'
put in a lot of uncompensated
extra time to help provide leader-
ship for our school. Thank them
whenever you see them.
Beginning ,next,, week,. four.
eighth grade students will be,
responsible for writing this col-
umn. They will each write for a
nine weeks grading period begin-
ning with Susan Ellmer, Susan
will be followed by Patrick
Fitzgerald, Margaret Gibson, and
Katie Geoghagan. Thanks, stu-
dents, for lending your writing tal-
ents to keep our community
Finally. ,there's an old busi-
ness. slogan: "Nothing really hap-
pens around here until somebody
sells something or delivers some-
thing that satisfies a customer."
To paraphrase that slogan: In
education, nothing meaningful
happens until a student learns
something. At Port St. Joe Middle
School we believe that all stu-
dents ca learn and we: will be

ark Talk
'By: 'Donna Thomas

Remediation will begin the week
following the test.
The Student Government
Association will be holding elec-
tions on Tuesday, August 18th
during TAP. Everyone get
involved and help make a differ-
ence in our school.
The Shark football season
will officially begin on Friday,
August 28th, with the Kick-Off
Classic. The Sharks will travel to
Bristol to play Liberty County at
7:30 p.m., EST. Come out and
support our team.
Everyone have a great week!

looking at, and implementing,
research based, high yield strate-
gies to see that that happens.

rt ru t h

In the past
few weeks. I have
been talking
about how the
tobacco industry -
pays off the gov-
ernment. The
other day I got
some exact fig-
ures that really surprised me.
1. Soft money contributions to
the two major political parties
by the tobacco industry has
increased 326% in the past
four years.: .
2. The highest tobacco donors
were RJR Nabisco ($725,000),
Phillip Morris ($437,330), and
US Tobacco ($503,5201'1 .
3. Tobacco political acuon com-
mittee contributions totaled
more than $1.4 million dol-
lars from January 1991 to
June 1992.
4. 82% of current congressional
members--351 representa-
tives and 84 senators-have
received tobacco money, both
Republicans and Democrats.
5. The I.R.S. lets tobacco com-
panies deduct 100% of their
advertising and promotional
expenditures. (Basically, they
can promote the ways to kill
you for free).
I think it's time for the gov-
ernment to stop giving tobacco
companies a free ride just
because they get paid off.

Program (earn more dollars" for
college). Of course, the term "hon-
ors" 'means more difficult work
that must be passed in a quality
manner, so it is not a "freebie"-7
students will have to earn It.

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102 36th Street North, Mexico Beach. Beautiful 1500 SF 3 bdrm., 2 ba. home located on choice general
commercial lot, large laundry room, screened porch, all appliances and window treatments stay. Very well-kept.
130 Canal Street, St. Joe Beach. 3 BR 2 bath mobile home located in first block from beach. Zoned resi-
dential-commercial., Large screen porch and large carport with concrete drive. Was $46,900 reduced to
7438 Georgia Ave., St. Joe Beach. 3 BR 2 bath very well kept doublewide mobile home. Large bedrooms with
walk-in closets, spacious bath in master bedroom with jacuzzi and shower, shed/workshop in fenced backyard.
6678 Alabama Ave., St. Joe Beach. Four choice lots and 2 BR, 1 Bath house. Two of the lots have septic systems.
Property is offered all together and cannot be split. $185,000.00.


Borders Rd., Overstreet. 9.39 acres more or less, parcel 14, $16,000.00 with owner financing.
Santa Anna, St. Joe Beach. Lot 8, Block 5, Yon's Addition to Beacon Hill. 50'x175'. $35,000.00.
Sun Ray Court, Lot 2, cleared lot with septic tank, water meter. Owner financing. $36,000.00
Sun Ray Court, Lot 16 cleared lot with water meter. Owner financing. $34,000.00
Gulfaire Phase IV, Lots 3 and 4. $28,500.00 ea.

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High School

byLarry A. Mathes '(

from Highland View Elementary School


Plaintiff (s),.
CASE NO. 98-105-CA
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated
July 23, 1998. and entered in Case No. 98-105-CA
of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial
Circuit In and for GULF County. Florida wherein
COMMISSIONERS are the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in the LOBBY
County. Florida at 11:00 am. EST, on the 2 day of
September, 1998. the following described property
as set forth In said Final Judgment:
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on Aug. 10, 1998.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By/s/Tonya Knox
Deputy Clerk
2tc. August 20 and 27, 1998.
City of Mexico Beach has the following Items for
1 1986 Dodge pick minimum bid $400
1 1979 International dump truck $650 mini-
mum bid '
1 1985 Dodge Ram 50 $300 minimum bid
1 1979 Chevy pickup S300 imurra um bid
1 1989 Ford Crown Vic. sedan $300 minimum
1 Tank/trailer $300 minimum bid
1 16 aluminum boat & u-ailer S350 minimum
S bid . .
All items will be sold as Is. Bids will be accepted
until 4:00 CT, on August 31, -1998 All item.n are
available for Inspection al 118 N 1th St. Mexico
Beach Contact Frank Healy for uidohrmauon 648-
21c August 20 and 27. 1998
The Department of Environmental Protecionr glies
nouce of its permit Issuance (File No 23-0139316.
001 DF) to Thomas BodU'ord. 5460 Cape San Bias
Road and Donald Pickeu. 145 Cancun Drive. Pon
St. Joe. Florida 32456. to construct a 3 1/2' X 300'
pier with a 3 1,2' X 20 terminal platform
The project site is located at 5460 Cape San Bias
Road Gulf County. Florida Section 7. Township 9
South. Range I Viehst
A person whose substantial Interests are affected
by the Deparnmern s proposed decisions in this
permit may petition Ioar an administrauve proceed.
ing (hearing ) in accordance with Serction 120 57.
F S Petition. filed by the permit applicant and the
panries listed below must be flied within 14 days of
receipt o f this intent Petlions tiled by other per.
sons must be fied within, 14 days of publicaton of
. the public notice or within 14 days of their receipt
of this Intert whichever C.ccurs first TI-nrd party
peutioners shall mail a copy of the pedtion to the
applicant at the address indicated aboae at the
time of ftitng Failure to file a petition within this
time period haIll constitrute j waiver of any niehi
such pers,.,nr,) have to request and admirsua.tra
drveodeti tioan Ihe-ringl under Section 120.5i.
F'S The petition mu.t be tiled (received) in
Department of Environmeniertal Protection
Office ol General Counsel. MSv 35
3900 Corunornaealth Bouleaird
Tallahassee. FL 32399 3000
The peution must contain the information set lorth
la I The name address, and telephone number
of each petitioner., the applicants name and
address, the Departnent Perrmit File Number
,ncd the county in which the project is pro.
('b.) A statement of how and when each peniion-
er received notice ci the D-parunent' 3icuon
: or prop sed acuon,
(c.) A statement of how each petitioiner's sub-
stanual Interests are ajfected by the
Department s action or proposed action.
(d.) A statement of maternal facts disputed b%
Petitioner, If any;
(e.) A statement of facts which petitioner con.
tends warrant reversal or modification of the

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Department's action or proposed action;
(f.) A statement of which rules or statutes peti-
tioner contends require reversal or modifica-
tion of the Department's action or proposed
action; and
(g.) A statement of the relief sought by petition-
er, stating precisely the action petitioner
wants the Department to take with respect to
the Department's action or proposed action.
If a petition is filed, the administrative hearing
process will constitute a renewed determination of
the Department's decision on the application.
Accordingly, the Department's final action may be
different from the position taken by It In this
intent. Persons whose substantial interests will be
affected by any decision of the Department with
regard to the application have the right to petition
to become a party to the proceeding. The petition
must conform to the requirements specified above
and be filed (received) within 14 days of receipt of
this Intent, In the Officeof General Counsel at the
above address. Failure to petition within the
allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right
such person has to request a hearing under
Section 120.57. F.S., and to participate as a party
to this proceeding. Any subsequent intervention
will only be at the approval of the presiding officer
upon motion filed pursuant to Rules 28-5.207 and
60Q-2.010. F.A.C.
ltc. August 20. 1998.

JOHN T. HANSON and Wife,
Defendant CASE NO. 98-199

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the follow-
ing described real property. lying and being In Gulf
County Florida to-wit
Alcoholic Beverage LIcense No. 33-00003.
SCOP, issued by the State of Florida
mill be sold on the 16th day o' September. 1998. at
the front door of r the Courthouie n Gulf County.
PoIt S Joe. Flonda. at II 00 A M Eatem' Time
The side ol the property herein described will be
made purIuant to the Order of the Circuit Court.
Gull County. Flonrida being dated the 12th day of
August. 199A. which Judgment was entered in
Case No. 98-199. the caption being as above set
Said s.le shall be conducted by Benny C Lister.
Clerk of Circuit Court or any of his duly authorized
deputy clerks.
dpt clrk Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Circuit Court
2tc, August 20 and 27, 1998.
The Department of Environmental Protection gives
notice of iLt permit issuance (File No 23-0140517-
001.DFI to Tom MarquardL 3904 Highway 98.
Mexico Beach. Florida 324 10. to fill approxnmalely
0 22 acres of jurlsdic tonal drainage ditches and to
conr-ruct a 126' X 4' boardwalk and a 4' X 494.
pier with a 6' X 26 terminal platform.
Tie project -ite is located off of County Road 30-A.
Section, 35. Township 8 South. Range 11. Gulf
A per-son whose substannal interests are affected
by the Deparrment s proposed decisions in this
permit may petition for an administrative proceed-
ing iheanri) in accordance with Section 12057.
F S Peuuonrs iled by the pennrmit applicant and the
parnes listed below must be filed within 14 days of
receipt ol this intent Petitions filed by other per-
-ons muit be filed within 14 days of publication ol
the public nouce or within 14 day s of their receipt
of unis intent whichever occurs first Third party
peuru.r,ri shall mail a copy of the petition to the
apphcant at the address indicated above at the
time of fling Failure to file a petition within this
ume pernod shall constitute a waiver of any right
s uh persons mav hati to request and administra-
uve etr-trmirnaun Ihearng) under Secuon 120 57.
F S Trhe petition must be filed (recelredl in
Deparunrcnt of Enmronmental Protection
OIince ir General Counsel. MSs 35
3900 CuorniTnwalJth Boulevard
Tallahassee. FL 32399-3000 ,.; '.
The peution must contain the information set forth
la I The name address, and telephone number
of each petitioner, the applicant s name and
address. the Department Permit File Number
and the county in which the project Is pro-
(b I A statement of how and when each petition-
er received nonce of the Deparunent's action
or proposed acuon.
(c.) A -1tatement of how each petitioners sub-
st'anual interests are affected by the
Department s action or proposed action.
(d.) A statemenrt of nmatenal facts disputed by
Penuoner if any:
(e.) A statement of facts which petitioner con-
tends warrant reversal or modification of the
Dcr p rmenit l action or proposed action:
(f.) A statement of which rules or statutes petl-
U.:.nrr contends require reversal or modifica-
tiron of the Department's action or proposed
acuon and

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850-927-2666 800-974-2666

850-653-2555 888-419-2555

1520 C.R. C-30, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 227-2000 888-227-2110

Quality construction with a great
view. Three master BR/2BA, 2000
sf. Work shop, dock with power
and water. $305,000.

Golf course frontage! Spacious
3027 sf interior, 4 BR/4.5BA, hot
tub, pool. Quality built home on
nicely landscaped lot. A real
value! $198,000. MLS#2394

Built in 1997, this attractive Gulf
view home features 3 BR/2BA,
2000 sf floor plan w/cathedral
ceiling, fireplace, ceramic tile
floors, whirlpool tub, and more.
Value Range: $129,900-
$139,876. MLS#1614

Bayfront home in a quiet. neigh6or-
hood. 3BR/2BA, 1600 sf, dining/kit
com6o, wall to wall carpeting,
screened porch, metal roof, vin sid-
ing, do'ck. Nice year round residential
or rental investment. $254,876.


(g.) A statement of the relief sought by petition-
m stating precisely the action petitioner
wants the Department to take with respect to
the Department's action or proposed action.
If a petition is filed, the administrative hearing
process will constitute a renewed determination of
the Departments decision on the application.
Accordingly, the Department's final action may be
different from the position taken by It in this
intent Persons whose substantial interests will be
affected by any decision of the Department with
regard to the application have the right to petition
to become a party to the proceeding. The petition
must conform to the requirements specified above
and be filed (received) within 14 days of receipt of
this intent. in the Office of General Counsel at the
above address. Failure to petition within the
allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right
such person has t6--reques-t *a- -hearing under,
Section 120.57. F.S., and toparticipate as a party
to this proceeding. Any subsequent intervention,
I will only be at the approval of the presiding officer
upon motion Med pursuant to Rules 28-5.207 and'
609-2.010, F.A.C.
Itc. August 20, 1998.

CASE NO. 98-5.1CP
IN RE: The Estate of
The domicillary administration of the estate
of ERNST E. SEILER deceased, Case No. 98-5 lCP;
is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 5th Street, Port St:
Joe. Florida. 32456. The name and address of the-.
domicillary personal representative and that per-,
sonal representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having, claims or. demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of OuF notice i; srr% ed uith-,:,
in three months after the date of the ftr-;t puolica.
tion of this notice mut file their clauns uh Lhj,


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JoyHolder 648-8493
100 U. S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR C-30 Tom Grahey 647-3736.
Marlene Harris !- 6474U6
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmonsi Bayou on St. Joe Bay Patricia Raap 648-5965,
850.6 48.5146 or 1.800. 458.7478. 850.227.2511 or 888.458.747'Cl Iffm Moira Ritch 64&4217
Donna Seltert 648-5919
Joan Smithwlck 647-4150,

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.178 S. Canal -St. -canal front. 3 Vd., 2 ba'. a p p rox.
'1650 sf. ch/a, well, septic, 2 car garage, full front & I
back decks, back deck iricludes a 200.7 screeried'in
area, downstairs office, walk-in pantr, refrig.,
sAtellite dish w.'set-up equipment, A,204;t acres,
100 Lin Intracoastal Waterwa% w dock.
Reduced to $125,000.
1426 Pleasant Rest Rd. 2 bd., 2 ba split plan
1hobile home on cleared approx. 1/2 acre lot, paved
road, al] utilities, %% eLl, septic, satellite dish. Perfect
Jor 3our countTN Irving, yet %vithin 10 minutesJo
two town- PriLed to sell at $XZ,999. Redifeed'Ab


CAPE AN BLAS / Bayfront-101 ftofbay fpontag4zfjr1
overlooiiig Pig Island'. 490- ft. of de pth from Xig
BiNc.u to C-30 over one acre across from Antilles Dr,-
Tremendous opportunity) for secluded estate ormulti-
ple home site; great % ie%%r, andwater.access to the bay,
.-)nl.% 105,000
,San Bias Plantation S/D.,BE ACHSIDE AND OWN-
ER FINANCING! Lots 14,19,21 $34,500. Lots,23,25,
21k. Ill $20,500. Lot, 36,38, 40 $15,500.

Mexic tM811tiM J&& ulf
view, aIMb 0.
Mexico Beach, Rwy..98 & 2.nd St. Unobstructed gulf-
view, approx. 50'x150'. lot'2, unit 1, bik. i. smooo
%VVson Lot
1. '13 1 k 3UNtIM M, T= tFFE R
Ba'Xiter Mobile Home Sub. Lot.8. This ista cleared lot:
in an exclusive sub. covered by covenanti and testric-
,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'x26l.02'x150'xl46.73'. 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,,& Block A. $22,000 each' ;
Mobile Homes or Houses
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.
FI I VE ACRES on the Intracoastal Waterway, approxi-
mately 500' water frontage. Lot size approximately
WetappclCrek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
Potential. $70,000
WETAPPO CREEK ESTATES. Wetappo Dr. Lot 2, Blk.
C. Has septic tank, houses only, 110' x 200', $9,000,
C. L. Morgan Sub. --Vacant lot. Beautiful wooded
corner lot on paved street. 73.4' x.70'x:144' approx.,
this property has never flooded andis 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'XI13'. 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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806S Hwy. 98, Sea Gull 47-GuLf front3l bd, 2.5 bath
t6wrihome. Fully furnished, completek redone in
excellent conditions all neW.furniture, payed park-
ing, 3 decks,' outside shower on rental, program.
Excellent in%,e, tmeat potential. $195,000.
8067 Hwy. 98 Sea Gull #8 Gulf front, 2 bd, 2.5
bath townhoine, completely, furnished, totally
redone, excellent condition, non-rental, unit with
great rental potential, all new furniture, 3 decks,
outside shower, paeed parking. $190,000.
Brarid. new gulf front home, 6204 Hwy- C-30, near
Gulf Pines. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, all elec. home. Approx.
1800 sq. ft., 200 ft. dune walkot er, metal roof, carpet
and'tile floors. Coered porch, paed parking under.
neath, outside shower. $250,000.
Under construction -gulf fr: 16,CappesanBlas
Feather Sound a p rox. 1600
sq. ft., dune ",al ing underneath
outside shower, L
Gulffront 8247 Hwy. 98, Gulfaire Townhomes. Nice
3 bd., 2.5 ba. townhome, furnished; ch/a, all appli.
.,pces, total.electric. Comtortable ear-'Yuuncl living. k
now' on rental program. Exclle A inetment.
W29,999 Reduced to $214,900.
8217 Hwy. 98 Gulfaire Townhomes. Great 2 br 2.5
ba. townhome, furnished, new Ch -9 wash-
er/dr Itrefrig.,
arpelomr eeml S- 0 wpeklv rental
market, but excel. potential. Comfortable year-round
li%,ing or great in%,estment. $165,000.
Gulffront 2bd.,l ba. deck overlooking gulf. Entrance
-off fully furnished kitchen to beach. Good rental.
$429,999, Reduced to $115,000.
7991 Hwy. 9& Winldmsh St. Joe Beach. BEACH-
FRONT HOME., .4 Itid., 3 ba. single farrdly dwelling
w/approx. 1,950 sf li vinj spa # 0,kC:Jd
ter ba ml f en k
all elu i7iff7living space,- facing the
Gulf this home has sunning deck, outdoor h,, c sho%% -
er, dune walkover, 2 car pared parking under unit and
outdoor brick grill. Handicapped acce-;sible w eleva-
tor. Excellent rental unit. Reduced to $399,000.
378 Gulf Pines Dr., Gulf Pines Subd., One of the
finest Gulf front home, in the area. Corgeoui, 5 bed -
room, two bath, %, ith many amenitie,, including ele.
vator, elec. storm shutleri, irrigation ws-tem. cutom
counter tops, 12' ceilings, glas, block in master b3th,
extensive decking, bc)ard%%alk to the beach, fireplace.
The nicely landscaped home ha, a wrap around
porch, sundeck with sunbrella, and a screened porch.
Comes with refrigerator, stoe, dishl%%a4her, satellite
dish and winclow treatments. Loc3ted tin almost I
acre. $489,900.
SurnmerPlace #18, 107-A 38th St., Nlexico Beach.
Summer fun is what thi,; SummerPlace has to offer; 2
bedrooms, 1 l,'2 baths, approx. 1000 q ft. plus patio
off back, completely) furniched. Unit conscientioulv
maintained b) original owner,. ?%loit units in this
group on rental programs. Priced at $QQ.5
Mexi LNON At -mso
high3)KU-FKeGT0cm,.! l5atTi-6rick home, fire-
place, totallV renovated, %% iring, ch/a,' etc. Reduced to-
102 ch/a,
near b WA. 5 CRO "16 t.
201 Third St. Mexico Beach. 'on c6mer of Florida
and 3r& St. Second block from Peach! Very nice,
well maintained, 3 bd 2 ba con6rite block home,
storage bldg. on 2 1g. lots, ch/a, nd appliances.
Approx. 1600,sf. Great investment, second home, or
year round living. $109,000.
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 yard fenced, irri-
gation well. This home sits on 2 lot,; 75'\ 115' each lot,
approx. 1800 sf, cen. gas (natural) hea Led & cooled, liv.
rm., kit/dining combo, den, laun, rm., 1g. screened
porch. New elec. stove & d.w., ref rig., microwave.
Floors are vinyl and w-w carpet. Thisl home is a must
see and priced to sell. MLS #2488. $127,500.
801 Ma obile
CANALFRONT 117 N. 36th St., Mexico Beach. 3 bd.,
2 ba. brick home, dbl garage, 11/2 lots on canal, cov-
ered boat dock, patio, new shallow well. Plumbed for
sprinkler system. $269,999. Reduced to 230,000.
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. $269,000.
8880 Lighthouse Rd., 60'x100' waterview lot partially
furnished 2 bd 1 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
701 Gulf Aire Dr.-Gulf Aire Subd. Custom built in
1998 acozy 3 bd 2 ba home in new condition (ordy
6 months old) is a real find. Constructed to pro% ide
a maintenance free exterior, on a niceIN, landscape
14'x124'x6l' lot. Bright and open 151. 10 q it lot.
of-storage, 2 car garage; all N% iLhin step, of a private
dedicated beach, tennis courts, and swimudn' I
in.one of GulfCounty's nicest reNtricted communi.,
ties make this a great opportunity. Priced to sell,
quickly at $112,000.
Seashores Subd. 161 Nautilus. Like N6v. Comer
lot in restricted subdivision,,3 bedrooms, 2 baths
with- washer/dryer off'master suite and kitchen.
Wired for surround! sound, I ideal for year round liv-,
ing or surruner home. 2 car garage, 1 block totho
--beach. $116,500.
1306 Monument Ave. Beautiful 3 or 4 bd 2 ba. execu-
tie brick home ULex,. -)n r rc ,!e3t rm.
a bonus rr W r ko ne-,v
ha[dvood f EXO N, a, oversized lot
%%, 'alle, access. Ex 1g. dbl. garage, %valk-in closet in
master uite. KlanN, amenities. $154,900.
208 Gautier Memorial, Port St. Joe. Contemporary
500 sq. ft. Florida home w/bahama shutters. 4 bd., 2.5
ba. great room, gourmet kitchen, breakfast area & wet
b;; all. open to form grea t entertainment area. Unique
kit. layout w/2 double sinks, 2 dishwhshersi 2 trash
compactors, 40' counter & bar space.'Viking appli-
ances,, include built-in gas convection oven, warmer,
48" island cooktop w/24" grill, sub-zero refrigerator &
Aanandh commercial built-in microwave. Corian
countertops throughout. Wet bar w/sink &I ice,
machine. Butler's pantry w/built-in buffet &'fLffl-out
cabinets. Rear carpeted screen porch features, custom-
built outside kit. w/12', stai nless steel top w/sink,
warmer, 2-60,000 btu. burners & 32" grill and 2 48"
Viking otrl!j =3 onti-
nental com-
puter/study area. Huge master bath & dressing area
as'14' his/her vanity, 7'jacuizi, separate 5'x5' tile 2-
person shower, his/her large %valk-in closets. Man N
other features included %%iLh this beautiful home.
Contact Joan.-For detailed list. $3675,000
1801 Garrison Ave. Very nice 3 bd 2 ba'. concrete
bloc]k home with aluminum siding approx. 2500 SR A
netv addition of master BR wsitting room,& ba. 1.5
yrs. old, sun porch, screenporch, den, vinyl, carpet,
ch/a', stove,, refrig., cii4htvasher, gas hot water heater.
Sprinkler system, timer, separate well. Lot 75'xl5O'.
Must see to appreciate. $92,o(10.
3114 Hwy. 98 Mexico B6ch. Business only.
Established, charming 1950's style soda shop 6per-'
ating from leased building centrally located with
heavy traffic. Shop serves frozen yogurt and soft ice
cream and offers a line of gifts and souvenirs. Main
equipment includes. 2 Taylor.model 754@ double
batch freezers, 1 Thylormate model 1520 single
batch freezer, new Flavorbest@ syrup dispenser for
8 additional flavors, 1g. topping bar, refrigeration
and freezer storage, and a 400# ice machine. Call for
more info. $53,500.
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 inventoryi 2 yr. building lease
available. Reduced to $25,000.
HOWARD CREEK 472 and 490 Old Bay City Rd.,
Two adjoining 1/2 acre lots paved access all the way
from Hwy. 71 to your future driveway and boat shed.
Nicely wooded with myrtle and some oaks, covered
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.
A8 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. $449,999.Reduced
to $137,900.

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p.m. EST at Port Theatre Antique. Mall; -
PSJ. Mall open Tues. Sat. Wade 6
Clark Auctions,
10% Buyer's Premium. AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743,

Ford Ranger transmission, S125. Call
after 5:00 p.m., 229-6720. Itp 8/20
'95 Acura Integra, Special Edition,
leather interior, excel. condition. Call
647-9851, leave message. tfc 8/20
'95 Honda Passport, good condition,
-black exterior, grey interior. Call 229-
-997 during day, or 227-3412. ir the
evening. tfe8/13
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. t; fc 8/6
1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass body. engine
and Interior In great shape. air cond.,
power windows, cruise control, 70,200
original miles. 82,000. obo. Call 647-
3497 after 6:00. tfc 8/6
'93 Honda 250 Nighthawk motorcycle.
low miles, S1.950. 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. S3.300 or take
over payments. 647-9248. 3tc 8/13

BOAT,, ING ,..

1997 Yamaha 700 Waverunner, excel-
lent condition, $4,900. 227-1280 after
6:00 p.m. EST. ltc 8/20
16 ft. fishing ski barge boat with 40 hp
Evinrude motor. Magic Tilt trader, good
condition.. Can be seen at 613 Marvin
Ave. 2tc 8/20
Small t oatt shrimping rig. complete.like
6ew. excellent cond. Call Bob at 227-'
S 3590. 2tc 8/13,
-'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 trailer
with spare tire, cost new over S 12.800.
,buy for 50* on the dollar. 229-8945.
I tc 8/20
1990 Sportscraft 20 ft. with cuddy
cabin. 175 OMC motor, trailer, loran.
VHF radio. Only 87,300 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
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. tfc 8/6
26.1' Mako with twin 150 hp Evinrudes.
less than 400 hours. Some electronics
and all aluminum tandem trailer.
Reasonable offer. 648-8211.

Apartments, townhomes, homes for
rent, 1 to 3 bedroom apartments, town-
homes, single family homes, duplexes
for rent in Port St. Joe and Cape San
Bias area. Furnished. Call Coldwell
Banker B & B Properties for more infor-
mation. 850-227-1892. 4tc 8/20
Two places for rent. Call 648-5306 for
more information. tfc 8/20

Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
302-B Raid Ave., PSI, FL

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


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

Three bedroom apartment for rent in
Port St. Joe, 800 sq. ft. $350 month,
$350 security. Call 227-3511. tfc 8/20
Mobile home lot, Mexico Beach, $75 per
month. 1-800-659-0641. 2tc 8/20
One bedroom furnished, washer and
dryer, Ig. liv. rm./kitchen, sleep sofa, 6n
a corner lot. Mexico Beach. Call 648-
5033. 2tc 8/20
Two bedroom mobile home in
Wewahitchka. Call 639-5552. tfc 8/20
30' travel trailer on site, includes water,
sewer, electric, trash removal, gas &
cable TV, $400 per month for 2 people.
648-5229. tfc 8/20
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
12x24 cozy cabin, 1/2 mile from beach,
daily, weekly and monthly rentals. Call
648-5229. tfc 8/20
Small country home, 2 bdrm:, 1 ba.,
screened porch. 763-3139. tfc 7/23
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets., 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 8/6
Apailments and Homes for Rent: One to
3 bedroom apartments. duplexes. and
homes for rent in Mexico Beach.'
;Furnished and unfurnished. Call
Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for more
information. tfc 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 ,. NoM
S p e ts.. .. ..
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfc 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. tfc 9/25

Private office space
in downtown Port
St. Joe. Call 229-

St. Joe Rent-All. Rental Unit #52, Sale,
Saturday. Aug. 22, 8 a.m. UNTIL.
Furniture, clothes, miscellaneous
household items. 2tc 8/13

Garage Sale: Saturday, 1707 Garrison
Ave., 8:00 until. Toys, bed, misc. Much

Garage Sale: Saturday. Aug. 22. 8:00 -
12:00. 2912 Garrison Ave.
Yard Sale: Saturday, Aug. 22, 803
Marvin Ave. 8 a.m. until 12:00 noon.
For Sale or Trade. Indoor Renovation
Sale. No reasonable offer refused.
Clothing for infants, toddlers, men &
women. What nots, home furnishings.
DEALERS WELCOME. Come by 229 8th
St. or call for appt., ask for Richard at

Cleaning lady needed for small cabins
on the Cape. 229-8775. 3tc 8/20
Full time cook needed, experience pre-
ferred, but will train. Excellent benefits
and competitive salary. Bay St. Joseph
Care Center,r 850-229-8244. 2tc 8/20
Real Estate Sales Associates. Build.
your future and income with a company
whose reputation, tralning,a nd support
are Rock Solid. Whether starting a new
career, or considering a change, call to
schedule a confidential interview.
Contact Rose Drye, CRB or Helen
Spohrer, CCIM at Prudential Resort
Realty. Offices in Port St. Joe,
Apalachicola and St. George Island.
850-927-2666. 2tc 8/20
AC duct installers and EPA certified ser-
vice technician. Drug free workplace.
GW Service, 229-9125. 2tc 8/13
Drywall hangers, finishers and helpers.
Please call 227-1882. 2tp 8/20

Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative will be
accepting applications until Tuesday,
August 25, 1998, at Job Services of
Florida, 114 E. 9th St., Panama City,
Florida, for the following position:
Part-Time Employment: Position:
Cashier: Term: Year round employment;
number of hours: less than 1,000 hours
per year; number of positions to be
filled: one (1); location: Wewahitchka
Minimum job specifications for these
positions are as follows: high school.
graduate; successful pass of Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative employment
entrance drug screen.
Gulf Coast is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. We recruit on the basis of
merit, without regard to race, color, sex,
age, national origin, disability, or veter-
an status. 2tc 8/20

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 Gam-r L. Gaddis, 648-
5474. 2tc 8/13
Collection experience required.
Permanent / part-ume 15-25 hours
weekly. Good pay, flexible hours. 648-
9555. 32tp 8/6

Local firm needs a Florida licensed
real estate agent who possesses
knowledge of Gulf County and the
surround in area. Call Tom Todd
at Tom Todd 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

Jeff Wood 227-1559
tfc 7/2

Glynn Dykes
"No job too -ig, or too small"
Free Estimates Insured
tfc 7/2

Free Estimates RF 0066770

Locally ,
Owned *

.\e Residential
0 Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control. New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections

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-
.ions should be sent to Mr. Temple
Watson, Director of Support.:Services,
150 Middle School Rbad, Port'St. Joe,
FL 32456. If approved, appliIcant must
complete the fingerprint t 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

ACCOUNTANT Georgia-Pacific Corp..
a Fortune 100 company and world
leader in the forest products
'tihdustry,has an immediate need for"'dan
accountant in its Wood & Fiber
Procurement Division located in Cedar
Springs. GA. Responsibilities include
Journal voucher preparation, account
analysis. inventory accounting and"
maintenance of related systems. Other
duties include reconciliation of General'
Ledger accounts to supporting systems"
and weekly wood settlement processing.
2Requires a Bachelor degree in
Accounting or Finance v.-th a minimum
GPA of 3.0/4.0 and at least 2 years
accounting experience. Must also have
*a thorough understanding of account-
.-ing principles and possess the ability to
..understand and analyze forestry opera-
itions. Proficiency, with. PC software.
preferably MS Excel and MS Access, is
, required. Also, customer service orien-
;tation. the ability to work under pres-'
sure in a team environment. excellent
communication skills ard strong initia-
tive are necessary. We offer competitive
salaries and attractive benefits. Please,
fax resume to: (91'2) 372-5210 attention'
Marilyn Strange. An Equal Opportunity
Employer M/F/D/V. Please visit our
website at www.gp.com. Itc 8/20,
Cottage cleaners and Inspector need-
ed Immediately. Saturday. trans-
portation. dependability and experi-
ence a must. $7.00 per hour to start.
.27r37!30. i tf8/6

RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
*t1-hre Quality Is Htrher Than Price'

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

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

5x10 10x10 10X20
,On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week

Serving Port St. Joe and Surroun ding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs
RA0043378 ER 0007623



Clint's q-ome 'Repair

"Small Jobs Our Specialty"
Carpentry, 'Painting,
25 Yrs Experience
Free Estimates 4tps/l3 0
'tP 8/13 rw

Position Title: Cashier (School Food
Service) The Gulf County School Board
is receiving applications for Cashier.
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 School
Office .or District Office Building and
completed applications should be sent
to Mr. Larry Mathes, Principal,
Wewahitchka, High School, 754 East
River Road, Wewahitchka, FL 32465.
Application deadline is August 27,
1998, 2:00 P.M., C.T. The Gulf County
school Board is an equal opportunity
employer. 2tc 8/20
Position Title: Teacher Aide (PK) The
Gulf County School Board is receiving
applications for Teacher Aide. Persons
having applications on file in the School
Board office and wishing to be consid-
ered for this position' must request to
have their application submitted.
Applications and job descriptions may
be picked up at the School Office or
District Office Building and completed
applications should be sent to Mr.
ClaytonVWooteh. Principal. Wewahitch-
ka Elementary School, 408 East River
Road, Wewahltchka. FL 32465.
Application deadline is August 27,
1998, 2:00 P.M., C.T. The Gulf County
school Board Is an equal opportunity
employer. 2tc 8/20
Service staff and bus people needed.
Apply in person. no phone calls please.
Hwy. 98. Toucan's, Mexico Beach.
Immediate opening for year round
employment at St. .Joseph's Bay
Country Club. Rotating duties.' Hours
varv. Requires weekend shifts. includes
cooking and waitressuig. Dependability
very important. Food manager's certifi-
cate 4a 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.
tfc 7/30
Waiters, waitresses and cashiers apply
in person at Toucan's on Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach. See Bill or John. No
phone calls please. tfc 8/6
Help Wanted: Apply in person at
Bayside Lumber or call 229-8232.

Remodeling, Renovation Home
Maintenance & Repairs Interior &
Exterior Painting Marine Construction
-25 years experience
227-7388 M

Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8581

C. 1.'s lawn

I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
I Beach, Port St. Joe and
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492

Bay St. Joseph Care Center,r RN
weekend supervisor from 7:00 3:30
p.m.; LPN part time PRN, CNA for 3-11,
CNA parttime 7-3. Equal opportunity
employer. Call 850-229-244 for inter-
view, appointment, or information.
Itc 8/20
Job 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: i
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
opportunitv/affirmailve action employ-
er. 2tc 8/13
Now hiring food servers, kitchen help
and bartenders. Apply in person at The,
Top of the Gulf, talk with Jonnle. No
phone calls please.

Antique desk fith chair. S200: Word
processing typewriter. 8150; push reel
lawn mower, 870, gas weedwhacker.
$60. 227-1364. ltc 8/20
MUST SELL! Three undelivered Arch
Steel Buildings 20x24. 25x30. 30x100
(can be split). Financing available. Great
for backyard shops and garages. Call
today, 1-800-341-7007. 2tc 8/20
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, $1,500.
Can see at Gulf Aire Subd., St. Joe
Beach, 647-3131. 2tc 8/13

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Experienced and dependable couple to
clean cottages, houses and apartments.
647-9262. 2tp 8/13

Best prices in town!
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.

Steve Brant's


LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call

Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218 tc 7/2

648-5474 FL License ER 0010992, RA0054218,

LIC. #RF0051042* RG0051008* ER0011,618
PORT ST JOE. FLORIDA, 850/229-821

81 6 St. Joe Glass & Mirror
816-D 4th St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 227-3885
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Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
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Paoe Eight The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Aug. 20. 1998

Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5t
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
. Tuesday at 11:00 a.. SHARP

*****rBargaha SaIsu.****l
Watch Bands & Batteries, 216 3rd St.
227-Pawn, Buy, SAll or Trade
Travel trailer. 1991 32' Wilderness, cen.
a/c, microwave, built-in radio, sleeps.
Excel. conrd. Must see to appreciate.
$8,000. 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
Cathy's Bookkeeping Service, 14 yrs.
exp; general bookkeeping for personal
.or business accounts including sales
tax & quarterly payroll reports; ref
available, 639-2833. 19tp 7/23
One Story & Clark piano, a contempo-
rary console, like new, 37.5" high,
$895. You move. Call 227-2019. tfc 8/6,

BARFIELD'S, 229-2727

Phone 647-9601
bp 6120

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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

I need a home: beautiful black and
white kitten, almost eight weeks old,
needs home. Call 227-1121, ext. 214 or
229-1059. ltc 8/20
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
blapk &.white male kitty. Has first
shorts; Call after 7:00 p.m. 227-2155.
tfc 8/13

Did you know that animals taken to the
city or county pound/animal shelter are
exterminated after 7 days? tfc 8/6

6 KITIES--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. Give us a
call. ask for Jenny, 647-4047. Lfc 8/ 13

St. Joe Beach. 2 bedroom home with, 4
large choice lots, chain link ferice.
$185,000. Crystal Sands Realty, 648-
4400. tfc 87/26'
St. Joe Beach. Large double wide
mobile home, fireplace, jacuzzi, fenced
back yard, with workshop. 876,900,
Crystal Sands Realty. 648-4400.' '
tfe 8/20

Two bedroom. 2 bath home, at 142
Balboa St., St. Joe' Beach Ali' pl1'
ances included, total elec.. ceiling fan-,.
large closets, screened porch. with great.
view of the beach, large storage room
with wire shelves. $127,500. Call 647-
8896. tfc 8/20

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

108 Sunset Circle PSJ
This 2 story. 3 bedroom. 2.5 bathroom
home is newly renovated with many extras.
Custom kitchen, study, living rm., dining rm,
fireplace. Greati.outdoor living area, covered
deck, 'summer kitchen,. 18'x36': in-ground
pool. This home sits on 1/2 acre in a great
neighborhood Very molivaled to sell 'MUST
SEEI By Appi only 227-7535. Asking
$139,900 00.

Country living at Its best. Hwy. 71,
White City. 4 bdrm., I 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. 4te 8/6
Land for sale: 100'xl60" corner lot.
located on Walnut Ave., Wewahltchka.
639-2220 3tc 8/13,

2 bdrm.. 1 ba.. liv. rm.. den. laundry
room unfurnished, with shop or storage
bidg. out back. 523 7th St.. Port St. Joe.
Call 827-2902 after 6. tfc 7/9:
Lots for Sale: PortiSt. Joe, high and dry,;
ready to build on. no fill needed. Corner,
of Palm Blvd. and 19th Street on canal.'
Call Phil 227-2112 or 229-8409.
S tfc8/6i

1/2 acre lots. 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creeknlew Subd., with septlc
tank & well. S2.500 down, $132.16 mo.
Call George. 229-6031. Lf 8/6

A nice 3 bdrm., 2. ba. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 lot In quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking,
8 55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 8/6
Wanted to Buv: house that needs some
work in Wewtahltchka. Please call 227-
3511. t tfc8/6
Beautiful wooded acre, restricted subdi-
vision. Whispering Pines in Wewahitch-
ka. 639-3410. tfc 8/6

TRA E' nd E'V CE

Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111

month, 8:00
G l p.m..Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
William J. Guilford, W.M.
Bl Jordon, See.
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.

Phil's Home Improvements
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
(850) 229-6460
Licensed and Insured UIc #RR-0067199t,

General Home Maintenance and Repair
Mobile Auto Maintenance & Repair
Horse Boarding Delivery Service
460 Ponderosa Dr. Port St. Joe
(850) 229-2572 or pager 335-0417

Catherine Collier
Independent Sales
U Represeniatire
211 Allen Memorial Way *
A Port St. Joe

A V o n ..

Christian woman interested in house
cleaning for a person or persons in the
Port St. Joe area. References available.
For more information call 227-7454.
2tp 8/20

Lawn Maintenance and Custodial
Services are currency available for
commercial properties and buildings in
Gulf County. We offer quality services at
competitive prices. If you are interested
In allowing us to provide for your lawn
or custodial needs, please call ARC
Maintenance Services at (850) 229-
6327 for an appointment & free esti-

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 Saolisfaction Our Concem
The Supply Dock, Inc. Bayside Floorcovering
Carpet Vinyl Wood Floors Blinds
Ceramic Tile & VCT Paint
RON & FAYE WESTMARK (850) 927-2674, FAX (850) 927-3695
S139B W. Gorrie Drive St. George Island, FL 32328-9706


580 Palmetto Dr., OCerstreet Phone 648-4088
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 .c7/16' Fax 648-8752

Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
S i n e 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 R O. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457

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

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

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

Installation Pump-Out Repair

Home Repairs
Phone 647-9210
evenings :

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

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

All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service



at Barfield's Lawn 8
Garden, 302-B Reid Ave.
New & used mowers &
Ik. 7/30;

I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8i104, Bus. 229-6803.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfslde
Serenity Group, meets Mon., Thurs..
Fri., at 7:30 p.m. CST at 1st United
Methodist Church, 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Women's open AA meeting, 12.
noon CST Thursdays.

S 6- i Enterprises
We Manicure Your Lawn to Your
Specifications I
850-647-5722, fax 647-3870,
Cell 850-227-6738 7 2

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Commercial IncurialOI
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Albert Flei.,chmar.n FREE Esfmoles
EIN 459311 E,-16 (850) 647-4047

& Stucco
by DeGraff
Affordable REAL
Stucco Work
Over 50 colors to choose from.
All Stucco-
No Styrofoam
Also specializing in:
Simulated Brick
Simulated Stone
Quality Painting
Call Tim, "The
Stucco Mani"
81p 6/2!

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


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Fofr the Hand iiiema and Sportsman
We strive to meet your needs!
Hardware BP Paints Ammunition
Hunting Supplies Mobile Home & Boat Trailer Parts
Live & Frozen Bait -Tackle Gifts and Souvenirs
306 Reid Avenue ..-. Roy Todd, Owner
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 'I (850) 229-8933




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Nice 2 bedroom mobile home. fenced
corner lot. low down payment.
Owner/agent, $25,000.647-9358.

Home for sale by owner: brick home. 1,
1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths. family room.; *sun
room. Formal living & dining room.,
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook, hot
tub, swimming pool, large deck, fenced
In back yard. 2700 sq. ft, heating &,
cooling. Location 103 20th St., PSJ
(904) 229-8409. By appointment only.
tfc 8/6

ST. JOE BEACH. 3 bedroom, 2 bath
mobile home, only steps to the beach.
$46,0009 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. heat/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. t tfc8/6
Cape San Bias 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
246 Pompano St., Highland View,
Nice home on 2 lots. 3 large bedrooms.
completely remodeled., 1ew 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
Bias, 3 bdrm.. 2 ha., Ig. covered decks.
appliances. Call Phil at 227-2112 or
229-8409. : tfc 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
GULF VIEW Large mobile home lot in
restricted subdivision. High elevation,
paved streets. city water & chain link
fence on boundaries. Located on Auger-
Ave. and Sunray Court. Beacon Hill,
$35,000. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. for further Info. 850-648-
5777. tfc8/6
LICENSE PLATES before 1966. Up to
8600 for county enamel tags 1911-17.
Paying cash. Jeff Francis 813-345-
6627, Box 41381, St. Petersburg,.',FL
33743. 10tp 7/23

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,
c* 8/6

Console piano for sale. Take: on small,
monthly payments. Good credit
required. Call 1-800-398-3970
2tp 8/13

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Delorrnis Fort. the
holder of the following Tax Cerilfcate has tiled
said cetifcate 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:,
Cerullcate No 43 Application No. 98-6
Year of Issuance 1996 RE. No. 00621-070
Description.of Property:
Lots 18 19. 20 and 21 Block K. Urut 2 of Red Bull
Island. Gulf County Florida alwo known as the fol.
Commence 3t the Northwest Corner at Seeuon 30
Townhphi 4 South Range 9 West. Gulf County,'
SFlonda: thence run South 422 7 feet along the s.c
Slon line: thence run S89:12 E 195 0 feel along the
South right of way line of River Road thence run
5 88-32W. 5850 leet. thence run %S6057 E. 91 12
to the Point of Begirning. thence run S80 57 E.
364 4 feet. thence run South I O 7 feet: theme
run N88 32W. 3600 feet along the North neht of
way line of Dogwood Avenue; thence run North
165.74 feet to the Point of Beonnirn LESS AND
EXCEPTILots 18 20 and 21
Name in which assessed: Billy J McDaniel and
wife Emma JoanMcDaniel,
All of said property being in the Gulf County. State
of Florida.
Unless such certficate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law. the proper, described In such certifl-
cate will be sold to the highest bidder In the front
Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00
A M, E S T, on Wednesday, the 9th day of
September 1998.
Dated this 6th day of August, 1998.
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
SDeputy Clerk
4tc, August 13., 20. 27 and September 3, 1998.
IMPROVEMENTS will be received by the BOARD
ICO BEACH. FLORIDA at 118 N. 14th Street,
Menco Beach. Florida 324-10 up unul 1 30 pm
local time. September 15. 1998. at which dime bids
will be publicly opened and read aloud at 2 00 p m
at the Mexico Beach Ci ic Center. 105 N 31st
Sueet. Mexico Beach. Flonda 32410
Bids shall be submnted mn a sealed envelope plain-
ly marked with bidders name address. d3te and
nine of bid opening and bid number for Ciry of
DESCRIPTON OF WORK TIe work shall include
instalhaoon of box cuherLs with inlets and head.
BIDNO 9061001
Copies of the contract documents are on file at the
office of Baskervllle Donovan. Inc located at 110
East 5th Street Panama City. Flonda 32401 They
may be examined at the above address or copies
will be pro1lded to the Bidder at a fee of Seventy
Five Dollars (S75 00) per set This payment is non-
refundable. Partial sets will not be issued The
Board of City Commussioners reserves the right to
accept or reject any and all bids In whole or in part.
to waive mformaliues In the bidding or bidding
documents, to obtain new bids. or to postpone the
bid operung Each bid shall be i-ahd to the City of
Mexico Beach for a period of sixn 160) days after
the bid opening
The City of Mexico Beach is an Equal Opporrunity
Thitus notice dated Aueust 13. 1998
Submurted by Mayor Garry L Gacidis
Citb ot Mexico B,'ach Flonrida
2tc August 13 and 20 1998
As required by Secuon 5104 (d) of the Internal
Revenue Code. the Annual Returns of Taumnton's
Family Children's Home wall be available for public
Inspection for a penod of 180 days from the date of
this notice That return may be Inspected at the
prlndcipal office of the Children's Home. which Is
located at 702 North Hwy 71. We%-ahltchka.
Flonda. during regular busiess hours The legal
address of this office i1 P 0 Bor 870.
Wewahvichka. Flonda 32465 and you may phone
at (8501 639-2337
4tc. August 13, 20, 27 and September 3. 1998
- You are herby notified that the D.E.P. has issued a
permit under File Number GU-265 to George C.
and Linda Adams Brown for the construction of a
two-story, single-family dwelling and other struc-
tures pursuant to Section 161.053. Florida
Prolat Logation: Between approximately 10 feet
East and 40 feet West of the D.E.P.'s reference
Monument R-152, in Gulf County.
ProIect Address: Hwy. 30-B. Indian Pass Rd.
The permit and construction plans may be
reviewed by appointment at the office !of the
Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems, 5050 W.
Tennessee St. Building B. Tallahassee, Florida.
Itc, August 20,. 1998.
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned intends
to register with the Division of Corporations,
Department of State, the fictitious trade name
under which It will be engaged in business and in
which said business Is to be carried on, to-wit:
MAILING ADDRESS: P. 0. Box 1812, .146 North
Highway 71, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465.
OWNER (S): Teresa Taylor and April Andrews.
Itc. August 20, 1998.


The City of Wewahitchka will soon consider a budget for


This notice is applicable to Gulf County.

A public hearing to TENTATIVELY adopt

Millage and Budget will be held on September 10, 1998
at 6:30 P.M. at City Hall.

itc, September 3, 19




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

2tc. August 13 and 20, 1998