|UFDC Home||myUFDC Home | Help ||
ALL ISSUES CITATION SEARCH THUMBNAILS MAP IT! PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
1508 HWY 431-,
USPS 618-880 E
SIXTY-FIRST YEAR, NUMBER 11
'he Star On 1
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
32456 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1998
32 Per Copy
Plus 34 Tax ... 3.
Gulf School District Alerts
Story on Page 8A
Race by Race-Page 3A
Gators Beat R. F. Munroe
Details on Page 10A
Pages 9 -10A
Need Tutoring Volunteers
Story on Page 5A
Wewa Youth Football
', Photosand Update on Page 9A
Gulf School News
Get the Scoop! on
.Pages 28, 3B and 58B
Commission Ponders Garbage/Tash
Recycling and Roadside
ash Collection Areas of
Major Concern for Board
I O--During ,a continuation of the Port St. Joe city commission's regular
meeting, the board met last Thursday evening to further evaluate the
-.. city's garbage and trash collection methods, while considering the iabil-
,ity of possibly contracting the garbage service to Waste Management of
1 Panama City.
In response to a request for proposal. Waste Management responded
with a quote to the city for providing garbage collection only for $10.50
per month for twice per week pick-up for residential customers.
IA City residents currently pay 814.00 per month for twice per week
Ngrbage pick-up and roadside trash collection service.
F.-During Thursday's meeting. commissioners pointed to two areas of
the city's service that were of major concern to them-the recycling pro-
gram and roadside trash pick-up.
In a breakdown of costs for garbage and trash service for the 1997-
S. .98 fiscal year. the services went nearly $16,000 in the red on a budget of
Breakdown of Budget Figures
Residential and Commercial
,$ 382,441.17 Garbage Collection Fees
+$ 8,044.41 Recycle Revenues
$ 390,485.58 Total Revenues
Board to Furnish Teachers
With Hepatitis B Vaccination
Program Not Mandatory by State
But Desirable Protection Offer
The Gulf County School Board further considered a possibility of
making available to all of their teaching staff a series of Hepatitis B vac-
cine immunizations, to be paid for by the system, Tuesday evening at the
their regular meeting.
The board has considered the Hepatitis B program as a precaution-
ary measure for their Instructional and administrative staff In recent
meetirig. The only drawback to swift deeisionr has been the S90 price tag
--forbeh series of three inoculaHtons ---- -- -.--* -.
"This would cost us 827 thousand at a time when our budget is
already uncertain," said Superintendent of Public Instruction Jerry
Kelley presented a letter from the Gulf County Health Department
*' saying that they could provide the Inoculations and would make them
available at the S90 wholesale charge, which would reflect an actual
charge from their pharmacy. Administrative expenses would be absorbed
by the health department.
.1 Kelley went on to say, "This is a very desirable program, but I don't
see how we can safely undertake It in this budget year."
Board member Oscar Redd countered with, "We should do the pro-
gram now, especially for those teachers who are most susceptible to infec-
tion. Teachers who separate students in altercations and other unruly
instances are highly susceptible to any disease germs students may have.
Certainly, our 'administrative staff should get the inoculations immedi-
ately since the} are more Involved with correcting the unruly segment of
the student body."
After considerable discussion, a realization of the risks they were tak-
ing In delaying the program, it was finally approved to go ahead immedi-
ately with the three shot regimen for all who wanted It.
Redd stated, "All the teachers do not have take the shots immedi-
ately and will come forward on a voluntary basis."
Kelley said, "The program is strictly voluntary among the Instruction-
al staff. There is nothing mandatory about the program whether we go
ahead or not."
As the program was finally unaniimously approved. It will go over into
next year's budget with instructors coming forward to receive inoculations
as they desire. The program is available to the teachers Immediately. but
the school board Is going to utilize next year's budget, as well as this
year's budget, to finance the precautionary program.
It isn't necessary utider state guidelines for the board to provide the
shots, but as Kelley said, "It's something the board should provide."
F. i CHANGE ORDER ISSUED ,
The boaid is barely out of the ground with their new building con-
struction at Pobt St. Joe Elementary School. and already a change order
has been Issued, reducing the amount by S16,235. With footings being
,- poured on the south half of the building, the board decided they couldn't
(See SCHOOL on Page 3A)
* Marina Groceries
Bandit is Nabbed
Just before 6. p.m. last
Saturday, November 7th, Michael
Don Swain, age 34, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested by Port St. Joe
Police Department Officer James
Norris for robbery, fleeing/
attempting to elude, resisting
arrest without violence, resisting
arrest with violence and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
According to the report filed,
Swain allegedly robbed Marina
Groceries, located on Highway 98,
taldhg $100. He was seen leaving
the area in a white car, traveling
on First Street.
Port St. Joe Fire Department
Chief John Ford happened to hear
the transmission. (describing the
robbery which had just occurred)
;over his radi6 and observed the
Swain's vehicle at the intersection.
of Garrison Avenue and Cecil
Costin, Sr. Boulevard. Mr. Ford'
was able to keep the vehicle in
sight and transmit their direction
of travel to responding units.
Swain's vehicle turned off of
Cecil Costin, Sr. Boulevard onto
Woodward Avenue. At the inter-
section of Woodward Avenue and
Eighth Street, the vehicle turned
left. Once on Eighth Street, the
suspect vehicle was met by a
responding unit; the roadway was
Swain attempted to go around
the patrol car, which resulted in
his vehicle colliding with it. The
collision disabled Swain's vehicle;
at which time he got out and ran.
Sgt. Terry Carr, the officer in
the patrol car, gave chase on foot,
advising the other units of the
suspect's direction of travel.
Swain ran through the park area,
along the drainage ditch, back
(See ROBBERY on Page 3A)
S^.ealgJg.iqS*--a--ia-- .^egiBBEi.S 'u*-*'- Aia-wea.<' ",
Trash and garbage thrown beside the streets and alleyways,
shown in the two photos above, between Avenues "E" and "G" in
North Port St. Joe, are of special concern to the City
$115,868.38 POSITIVE Revenues BEFORE Roadside Trash Collection Expenses
$ 115.868.38 Profit.Brought Forward
Roadside Trash +8 3,074.00 Trash Pick-Lip Fees Collected
Pick-Up Cost $ 134,817.01 $ 118,942.38 Revenues
:N* ATiVE BALANCE = [$15.874.71] AFTER Roadside Collection Expenses
Figures provided by PSJ Finance Clerk Elaine Handley.
As can be seen. garbage pick-up seems to be a profitable venture for
the city, but the recycle program's expense and roadside trash pick-up
are areas that are putting the budget slightly in the red.
Under the proposal made by Waste Management. the firm would con-
tinue the garbage service using the city's containers, and the city would
do the billing and collecting., just as they currently do.
Commissioners discussed the option, leaving rates the same as they
currenUy are (Sl4.dd per nionlh) and ustig ithe S3.50 differenhe to help
offset trash collection expenses.
But, Mayor Johnny Linton estimated the fee would only collect''-
approximately $50,000 per year, still far short of the amount needed to'
bring the service to a break-even point .
Trash pick-up has long been a sore subject for the board, mostly.
because so many residents abuse the privilege by placing Items in the
roadside trash pile that don't qualify as yard debris. Those items cannot
be taken to the landfill unless they are hand separated, which is a time
consuming and expensive chore for city workers.
"If we can't get the cooperation of the people, then we may have to
turn the trash over to someone else we're going to have to let them
know we mean business," Mayor Linton said.
Linton also said in a phone interview Tuesday, that he hoped the
See GARBAGE/TRASH on Page 8A
County Settles Ambulance service decision
Now a County-Wide Organization Will Service Medical Needs of Gulf Residents
For the first time in Gulf
County's history, ambulance ser-
vice was united under one name'
to provide county-wide Advanced,
Life Support (ALS) emergency
response by vote of the Board of
County Commissioners during its
regular meeting Tuesday evening.
But. just because it says Gulf
County Ambulance Service does
not mean everyone Is happy. This
fact was underscored by the 3-2
vote of the board to enact the ser-
After two public hearings and
;numerous discussions on how
,best to provide ALS service for
north Galf County-contract with
Bay Ambulance Service to provide
emergency response or expand
the county's service In south Gulf
into one system covering the
made the decision before a
packed house of concerned citi-
Coti-missioner Nathan Peters,
Jr. made the motion, seconded by
Commissioner Warren Yeager, to
go with the Level 4 proposal for
ALS service to North Gulf County,
made by Gulf County EMS
Director Share McGuffin.
Level 4 service will include
one paramedic, housed 24 hours
a day at the Wewahitchka ambu-
lance building, who will respond
to' the. scene, followed by volun-
teer EMTs also responding. Once
at the scene it will be determined
whether the call is ALS or BLS
(Basic Life Support), and handled
accordingly. McGuffin's proposal
also included a centrally located
floating back-up crew and Jaws of
Commissioner Warren Yeager
stated, "This is one of the tough-
est decisions I've had to make
during my tenure as a county
He acknowledged, "This is not
a black and white issue," and
expressed his understanding of
the close working relationship
Wewa volunteers had with Bay
But, he explained, South Gulf'
County's cost shrunk ftom
* $160,000 to approximately
$40,000 this year-since the
county took the system over from
Gulf Pines Hospital, and he felt it
would be the best move for the
Commissioner John Stanley
retorted, even Ray Charles could
see the full courtroom (during a
public meeting in Wewa) and
1,200 signatures on the petition
In support of Bay's service.
"Folks on that end (north end)
want that service (Bay)," he said.
Stanley also issued several
concerns of citizens about Gulf
Pines Hospital, but it has already
been made clear during public
meetings that it's the patient's
choice what hospital they are
taken for treatment.
Commissioner Billy Traylor
said he was disappointed in the
board, and he knew the vote
would be 3-2, even before it was
"The nobrth-south issue didn't
(See AMBULANCE on Page SA)
The Wewahitchka ambulance building will house paramedics to man advanced life support service.
Th StaY NOVEMB
()PAGE TWO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, L998,
WE THOUGHT THE PEOPLE OF Gulf County were interest-
ed in securing more jobs for our people to work at, but events of
the past two weeks have caused us to have second thoughts
about the matter. Not just one event, but a multitude of events.
This problem isn't reserved for our governments, either. The
general population is just as guilty of the turn of events as any
government could ever be. We need to take another look at our
priorities and what the end result of our actions will be, before we
put our decisions in stone. What action will our general decisions
bring about; what will the results to our people be? We've a need
to take every aspect into consideration and not just our own per-
sonal wants and desires.
NUMBER ONE, WE'VE A NEED TO quit driving jobs from our
county borders. We have a tendency now to hire somebody else to
do certain jobs and perform certain services for us, so we won't
be bothered with the everyday operation of certain services.
One of these is close to home; our garbage service. We're being
advised to turn our collection service over to an out-of-town, out-
of-county firm to do the job of collecting it because it might save
us some money. ,t might even save our commissioners a little
effort in operating the service. Didn't they ask for that job?,
We put the word might in Italics, because we haven't taken a
long hard look at the situation to see what the effect will be.
We've heard the rosy opinion of our Mayor, but have we
explored it thoroughly? We certainly need to have public meetings
about what surely is a major step for our city to take. Have we
taken any bids. .. set out any work plan of just what we expect
of any company we hire to do the job?
Certainly, we'need to do all these things. We especially need
to take bids to ascertain which company offers the best deal, or
are we better off to continue to collect it ourselves? We're not con-
vinced, by a long shot, that we should -abandon the system we
have, based on one proponents' idea. It's too much of,a risk to
accomplish such a change with less than a six month examina-
What we're saying, Is. "Slow this freight train downl"
ANOTHER VERY REAL THING TO consider, is the number
of jobs it will cost us. It's true. the jobs don't pay top dollar, but
they're steady; they are jobs people fill and steady jobs are not
only in short supply right now, they are decreasing! Why should
we actively chase them away if we don't have to'?
The jobs won't disappear, there will just be someone else
doing them: someone else who doesn't make his home here, do
his shopping here, send his children to school in Gulf County. All
the people to be affected in this manner don't ride the garbage
WHAT ABOUT THOSE CITIZENS who can't dispose of their
own trash? We're talking about hiring out our garbage collection
to strangers; not our trash collection. Who's going to assist these
infirm people in taking away their trash? If the city continues to
do it, where will the savings come from?
How much money will we save? If we don't save a substantial
amount, we see no need in changing methods of collection.
SThere's something to be said for convenience too-convenience of
ithed. 4O customers in the.city, not just the convenience of those
charged with the responsibility of collecting garbage and keeping
our city clean. Using our own people to collect garbage with our
own system wil result in more of a conscientious effort about col-
lecting it correctly and thoroughly. than hiring strangers to do it.
WILL WE ACTUALLY SAVE MONEY with a different collec-
tion team? It doesn't sound as if we will. On the surface we are
told we will save 83.50 a month. But will we? Our $10.50 will pay
for emptying that garbage can we have at our homes, twice a
The present system pays for emptying our garbage can twice "
a week, hauling off our trash, furnishes our garbage can and its
maintenance, our trash can and its maintenance, our facilities to
handle garbage and our bookkeeping system to collect for the ser-
vice, plus numerous other hidden expenses.
Under the proposed system. we pay S10.50 a month to just
empty our garbage can twice a week. EVERYTHING ELSE HAS TO
BE PAID BY THE CITY. THAT'S SAVINGS?
There's a multitude of things which we should consider before
we even contemplate changing over our system. A collection firm
is going.to make money off us. We expect them to. The question
is, what are they going to leave undone to earn that profit, or
'what can we do with our own collection system modifications to
meet or beat the price? We might not want their brand of collec-
tion at any price! ,, .:
Hunker Down With Kes by KesleyColbert
t Twenty One Guns Ain't Near Enough
The whole thing was Cathy's
idea. She's been after me about
taking her to a movie for five or sLx
years. I finally broke down last
weekend. But in the compromise, I
got to select the film. I wanted to
see Saving Private Ryarn. Everyone.
S- including many veterans, said this
I sat this Veterans Day morn- was the most realistic attempts
ing on the steps of our little court- Hollywood had ever made at
house, watching that big flag wave depicting, with any amount of
in the pre-dawn morning. With no accuracy, what war was really like.
conscious thought or forewarning, Daddy, never talked about
tears silently begin. to slip down World War II. My little 'brother.
my face. came back from Viet Nam and said
I'm crazy. even less. They were not rude or
I never went off to war. I don't impolite about it. And they were
understand what "they" under- both very proud of their service,
stand. I wasn't sad. I wasn't don't misunderstand here. They
remembering a lost uncle who Just weren't a' mind to bore you
went down with the Arizona, or a with the details.
grandfather wljo rests in Flanders Private Ryan starts out with
Field, or a brother who came home the American troops sLtorming
from Viet Nam in a box. ashore at Normandy. Listen, I'd
,And Ir, wasn't thinking about 'seen Frank Lovejpy and! John
Francis Scott Keyl Or the Battle of Wayne assail these same beaches
Cowpens. Or those sixteen days of. ,., but not like this ,.
glory at the siege of the Alamo. Or This time I saw the soldiers
the Leyte Gulf Or Pork Chop Hill. cut down with withering machine.:
I'm just crazy gun fire before they even got out of
I wa. thinking about a pic ~the landing craft. I saw most of the
show g aut a re ones that managed to get over the,
side drown in the ice cold. ten feet
deeper-than-it-was- supposed- to-
This time I saw the bombs
split an American GI wide open. I
saw human body parts lying
through the air. I could hear, see,
feel the bullets whining by on every
side. Even through the confusion
and noise, I could smell the fear,
the apprehension, the life or death
of every second . .
This time I saw the blood. 'Not
a pond or a river. I saw an ocean of
it! I saw the soldier turn to his
buddy who had been with him
sinde Camp Pendleton. into North
Africa and up the Italian boot-but
no longer this day. Even goodbye
would have' to wait . .
This time I saw .war ,as
Sherman saw tL
I also saw those few American
soldiers that were left to keep mov-
ing forward. No enemy could stop
'em. They' couldn't turn "em back.
Odds and numbers didn't mean a
thing to these guys. They crawled
over the dead. They picked up and
carried the wounded. They fired
back on the run. 'They 'dug in
where they could. They willingly
laid down their lives for each other
. . and for us. And they never,,
never. never quit moving forward..
No. It's way past amazing! .
And it's no wonder my Dad
came home and said nothing. And
my little brother did the same.
How are you going to explairt
something like that? We are' a
lucky nation. Ever% time we've had
a war, the absolute best and
bravest folks we have rise to" tfie
Between storming beaches
and searching for Private Ryan
and hand to hand combat we dis-
cover that these soldiers think
mostly df' home.! Mother is men-
tioned more than girlfriend. And it
was always "What I'm gonna do
when I get back.. .... .'Course;,lt
was never spoken, but the when in
the statement was very condition-
.And do you think these were
professional, soldiers? One. was, a
school teacher from Pennsylvania.
And a farm boy from Iowa.- And
one from -the streets of Brooklyn. I
bet there was a store owner. And a
.(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
A "Mr. Goodbar" Was Formerly the Price of Influence With the Girls
WAY BACK WHEN I was in
elementary school,' the asking for
money limit was a nickel, or if,
you were feeling frisky; a dime. I"
remember that I, used to connive
to get a nickel so I' could buy a
Mr. Goodbar to give to the object,
of my interest at the time.
She liked) Mr. Goodbars and,
I liked being on the good side of
that little girl. A Mr. Goodbar
was all that it took.
And a nickel was all it took
to buy a Mr. Goodbar, which, by
the way, was a good deal larger
than the same candy bar is today
for whatever it'costs. I suppose a
nickel today', buys' only the
miniature sized bar of any
Anyhow, almost all of us
purchased Mr. Goodbars
because they were so much larg-
. er than a Hershey bar, or a Baby
Ruth, or even a Butterfinger.
Then, after we had the Mr.
Goodbar purchased, we would
suck the chocolate from around
the peanuts and eat the choco-
late covered peanuts all by them-
A MR. GOODBAR purchased
a lot of influence with the young
ladies when I was a young boy.-
That's why a nickel was the
Scoii of the child;'and anything of
a larger denomination was
Also,-you could hunt up two
empty Coke bottles and turn
them in for a nickel or raid the
hen's nest, for a couple of eggs
and trade them for a nickel and
, you had finances enough to last
the day. *
Courting was cheap .back
* by Wesley Ramsey
Also, one didn't court at all if
he had an aversion to walking.
Of course morima wouldn't let
me out after dark, so I had smy
style sort of cramped, even with
the purchase ,of a Mr. Goodbar.
To tell the truth, I never got a
candy bar myself so frequently
that I didn't occasionally hope
the object of my affections wasn't
at school that day and I could
eat the Mr. Goodbar myself .
THINGS HAVE CHANGED
however, and kids start their
"asking" at a quarter and are.not
really satisfied with that. They
want a dollar, a fiver or a ten.
Some even carry their own credit
The other' day mfhy.: great.-
granddaughter, who is the ripe
old : age, of two,:, came.,in and
waltzed up to me, saying, "I want
a quarter",., Not a nickel, or a
dime .not even a penny!. She
. wanted a quarter!.
But the :market; seems to
drive these things. She wanted a
quarter because we have a candy
machine in the office which dis-
penses .midget-sized bars of
candy for a quarter.
She ,wanted a quarter .
and she 'got quarter!
She had .a. birthday a few
weeks ago and her great grand-
mother gave her a sack contain-
,ing a number of quarters, but
she has already 'traded all of,
these in for' midget-size candy
SHE COULD 'HAVE been the
object of'my constant search for
nickels to buy-Mr. Goodbars with
to influence, the sweet young
things if she had come along at
,,an- earlier time, and could have
saved her quarters.
But, come to 'think of it, all
she has to:do now Is- express the
desire -to get a quarter and she
gets it! ,
She doesn't even have to say,
It's become my purpose in
'life to keep a steady supply' of
quarters in my pocket, just in
case she shows up at the .office
'and ,-expresses a' desire, for the
price of acandy bar.
Two dimes and a nickel, or
five nickels,' or 25 pennies won't
'do, you know. It has to be a gen-
uine quarter with Thoirias
Jefferson's likeness in 'elief on
one side and Monticello on the
other side. '
COME TO THINK OF it, kids
haven't changed all that much;
even if the medium of exchailge
has gone. up: from a nickel to a
quarter. The purpose of it. all.,is
-to get 'enoughl-to buy a candy bl~r.
My kids-all of, whom are
. grown now-still have : that
barter attitude. They still look for
a candy bar, or two, when they
come calling. .
For. instance, my. youngest
son was doing some repair work
around the house the .other
week. The job took him several
weeks, working :a couple of hours
now and then.
We had collected a dish full
of miniature candy bars to have
. as a supply for. passing out at
'Trick or Treat' time- The second
'week Alford worked on his pro-
Ject; I noticed the candy dish get-
- ting empty. By the time he' had
finished the carpenter work, 'he
had also finished off the candy
That repair job cost me all of
my candy stash, but it wvas
cheap at the price. We only 'had
less than $10.00 invested in it'.
s :ed USPHS 51"880
Published Every.Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Poit St. Joe, Florida 32456 "
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Postage Paid at Port StI.Joe, FL
Wesley R. Ramsey .'g .Editor & Publisher, Pre'iderit
William H. Ramsey . . . Vice President
Frenchie Ramiey .- . Treasurer, Office Mqtiager
Shirley Ramsey . Graphic' Design/Bookkeeper
Send Address Change to:
Post Office Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
Phone (850) 227-1278
' 'SECOND-CLASS POSTAGE
PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
SUBSCRIPTIONS INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
IN COUNTY $15.00 IN COUNTY -- $10.00 SIX MONTHS
OUT OF COUNTY $20,00 YEAR OUT OF COUNTY $15.00 SIX MONTHS
TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error of omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.
Nov. 13 4:00.a.m. H,
Nov. 14 12:35 p.m. L
Nov. 15 5:33 a.m. L
Nov. 16 6:04 a.m. L
Nov. 17 6:38 a.m. L
Nov. 18 7:12 a.m. L
Nov;'19 7:48 a.m. L
1:30 p.m. L
9:02 p.m. H
8:49 p.m. H
8:57 p.m. H
9:16 p.m. H
9:41 p.m. H'
10:09 p.m. H
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1998 PAGE
Rejects Bids to
Re-Roof City Hall
Wewahltchka city commis-
sioners decided to enter into an
agreement with Gulf County's
Senior Citizens Association that
should prove to be a good deal for
Senior citizens director Jerry
Stokoe proposed to commission-
ers that if the board would allow
the senior citizens organization to
use the city's community building
during weekdays, they would do
improvement to the building and
pay utility bills. The building
would also be available at night
aid during the weekends for pub-
lic use at the same price current-
Rejects Roof Bids
,'Commissioners decided to
reject bids to re-roof City Hall
with a new-metal pitched roof sys-
'tem, electing Instead to stay with
the existing flat roof system.
City Manager Don Minchew
-estimated' it would cost approxi-
mately 815.000 to make neces-
sary repairs to the existing roof,
compared to the low bid of
$37,558 to change roof systems.
*Approved James Rish
Subdivision and will set water
hook-up rates during the board's
*Had final reading of Media-
Corn's non-exclusive cable fran-
chise agreement for a term of 15
S*Agreed to advertise for bids
to repair the city's sewer outfall
damaged during the 1998 floods.
*Obtained construction ease-
ments for drainage work on Henry
A complaint has been filed in
Circuit Court against the Gulf
CCoUtnm Canvassing Board and
.jW lnty .-Commissioner Billy
Traylor by Marion S. Hough.
Hough alleges in the com-
plaint that Traylor failed to prop-
- early disclose a business relation-
ship with Ralph Rish and Ralph
Fisher in his -financial disclosure
papers filed when he registered to
V A motion to set aside
Tr.aylor's certificate of election
and to enjoin him from taking
office, and declare a vacancy, was
heard by Circ it Judge Glenn L.
'Hess, at t Gulf County
Courthouse Ttcsday afternoon.
After the hearing Judge Hess
Said 'he would rule on the motion
by Fi-iday of this week.
;, (From Page 2)
pharmacist. And an insurance
salesman. And one just out of high
school. Don't you reckon their
,world was turned upside down!
They talked of the craziness of
it. The "what are we doing here" of
ilt' Why are we following these
iidmb orders? How come nobody
knows what's going on? They got
:mad. They cursed. They fought
each other a little. But mostly they
kept moving forward. Always for-
* The good news is they' saved
Private Ryan. The bad news is'
mn-ost of them paid the supreme
Well, it was just a movie.
Well, it was just a movie for
I watched that flag ripple back
and forth and thought of our phar-
macist. 'I thought of a couple of
'school teachers I had worked with
over the years. I thought of several
good friends who worked at the
mill. I thought of an airline pilot. 1
thought of a postal worker. I
,thought of our retired courthouse
.maintenance man who ran ashore
that early June morning in 1944. I
thought especially of one old truck
driver who meant the world to me.
I still don't pretend to know
what they went through. The
movie lasted a couple of hours.
Many of them spent years overseas
.. But perhaps I caught a
It only makes you appreciate
them even more.
And maybe I'm not so crazy. .
I Stood and Saluted,
Gulf County Vote Totals by Precinct
Race & Candidate 1 2
United States Senator
Bob Graham (Dem) 215 476
Charlie Crist (Rep) 138 199
Representative in Cong., Dist. 2
Alan Boyd (Dem) 271 538
Timothy Stein Writein 11 16
MacKay/Dantzler (D) 100 293
Bush/Brogan (R). 254 386
Secretary of State
Karen Glevers (D) 147 351
Katherine Harris (R) 195 298
Bob Butterworth (D) 207 450
David H.,Bludworth R135 201
Newall Daughtrey (D) 86 243
Bob Milligan (R) 221 353
Bill Nelson (D) 188 431
Tim Ireland (R) 158 225
Commissioner of Education
Peter Rudy Wallace D 127 324
Tom Gallagher (R) ,,219 3271
Commissioner of Agriculture
Bob Crawford (D) 206 445
Rich Faircloth (R) 138 204
State Representative Dist. 2.
Jamey Westbrook (D) 191 399b
Bev Kilmer (R) 148 244
County Commissioner, Dist. 2
Tommy Monifford (D) 325
Billy Traylor 359
County Referendum #1 (BED TAX)
Yes (For) 139 214
No (Against) 167 322
County Referendum #2 (Ad Valorer
Yes (For) 144 237
No (Against) 180 346
-from Page 1
toward the boulevard.
through the park area, Swain
dove in and swam across 'the
ditch, where he entered a wooded
area. When he exited the wooded
area, he found Officer James
Norris was waiting, who proceed-
ed to take him into custody.
The department and Sgt. Carr-
extend special thanks to John
Ford, Officer Deborah Holloway,
Officer David Cross, Deputy Vince
Everett and Trooper Lynn
Flemming for their assistance in'
the apprehension of Swain.
Trooper Flemming is investigating
the vehicular collision, and will be
filing additional charges in refer-
ence to the crash
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 AD5. Tot. PRECA;l
124 95 81
86' 57 41
113 286 308 123 149 340 63 79
36 191 17- 86 99 195 49 97
94 121 341 286 160 191 409
3 3 ,21 2 4 9 16
84 52 43 73 169 268. 72 93
124 99 80 77 312 64 142 154
83 184 278 86 95 210,
60 276 33 118 146 300
123 92 79 106 257 302 144 149 314
77 55 40 39 210 19. 67 91 208
88 50 53
110 86 61
113 87 71
92 64 52
138 257 61 67 140
297 40 133 156 342
251 292 120 131 279
217 24 90 112 243
88 98 52
7 9 2
30 47 25
86 131 49
36 50 36
80 125 33
62 77 51:
52 98 22
105 252 '268 ,131 148 298 63 66 47
40 203 22 / 75 92 210 52 102 23
61 85 222 250 '109
57 56 231 26 91
81 68 50 53 283 155 122 140
97 73 56 68 157 75 74 78
m Tax Relief for New or Expanding Businesses)
70 65 55 43 233 158 J00 114
120 84 57 86 218 86 93 116
67 108 37
30 59 32
54 245 2751 Precinct 1
18 158 1467 Comm. Bldg.
220 2633 Highland View
178 1492! Precinct 6:
118 1 i444, _
259 2385 Precinct 7 ,
220 ,2460 Station '
177 1675 Precinct 8
:' PSJ Fire
159 1850 Station
239 .2 292 Precinct 9
o oe, Stac House'
1999 Precinct 14
1670 Cape San Bias
The Dollar General store
in Wewahitchka is nearing
the final phase of construc-
tion. Contractors are shoot-
ing for an opening date near
Thanks-giving. The. giant
General Dollar store sign
was hoisted in place on the
building's front last
Thursday, Nov. 5.
The Dollar General store
is located off Highway 71
across from Gold Hat Auto.
School from Page 1A
afford a landscaping program. So they reduced a sod and grass program
from the project.
They also considered reducing 906 lineal feet of aluminum walkway
covers as an additional point of savings when they were originally notified
their sales tax revenue would not be as great as anticipated. As recently
as Monday, those figures were changed when it was revealed by the State
Department of Revenue that sales tax from a considerable source would
be available-enough to cover the $105,775 cost of the walkways in the t",i
original plans. The board then decided to go ahead with the construction ,4
as drawn, eliminating only the sod and grass item. .
OTHER ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Superintendent Kelley announced that after examination. all three ik
elementary schools in the county have been accredited bythe-Southern
Association of'Colleges and Schools.
The board approved, unanimously, a change In job description for the
county's speech/language pathologist. Presently, the description calls for
a Ph.D to head up the program, but under new guidelines, a bachelor's
degree in speech/language pathology/communications disorders will be
required from an accredited educational institution. .
The board tentatively ironed out the dates for the various end of
school programs and-graduation, to prevent as many conflicts as possi- "
Concerned Over Littering,
Dear Wesley Ramsey:
I am very concerned regard-
ing the littering in this county. As
I travel throughout this county, I
see the strangest things on the
side of the road.
As I head to Wewa, on SR 386.
before the Over'street bridge, on
the right side of the road there is
a single size box spring mattress.
About 1/4 mile farther down the
road, there is a single size mat-
tress! Go about another 1/2 mile,
and on the left side of the road,
you will find a refrigerator. These
few things don't include all of the.
garbage bags, beer cans, and
What are these people, who
are throwing things of their cars
and trucks, thinking of?
After Hurricane Georges,
Wetapo Creek at Creek View
Estates flooded, and in my back
yard I now have a refrigerator,
freezer, bed frame, couch, and
several toys and junk on the edge
of my pond, which is on the edge,
of the creek.
Who is responsible for clean-
ing up this stuff? Why are these
people who are responsible for
this littering, not charged and
Everyday, Gulf County
Sheriffs officers and the sheriff
himself drive by this stuff. Why
isn't anything being done? Who
do we call about this problem?
Are' the County Commissioners
the people we need to speak with?
But most important, the residents
of Gulf County need to take pride
intheir county and stop litteringll
These people sure take pride; in
A Loss to Our
Please allow me a few lines of
your paper to express an'opinion
concerning a mutual acquain-
tance, Ms. Gloria Ramsey. For the
last six years, it has been my
pleasure to have her as my secre-
tary at the courthouse. On
November 13 she is moving to
Orlando. Not only is this a great.
loss to me and our department, it
is also the loss of a wonderful per-
son in our community.
I would like to.encourage her
many friends to give her a call
before she leaves town. She can
be reached at work at 229-9110
and at home at 229-6808.
/s/ Larry Wells
Emergency Management &
Commodity Program Director
X 'L .... I ....
A first home. A new baby. A
college education. A second
career. From birth to
retirement, life is filled with
growth experiences, and no
one has more experience in
helping people realize their'
dreams, than us. From
mortgage lending to business
loans fnd investment services,
we have the resources and
expertise to help you plant the
seeds of success.
Why not get a good thing growing?
Call or stop by, today.
PORT ST. JOE, WEWAHITCHKA & THE BEACHES
PSJ Satellite Office
The United States- Depart-
ment of Agriculture (USDA) Rural
Development is a federal lending
source that provides financing for
affordable housing to moderate,.
low, and very low income families.
A satellite office will be open
to the public in Port St. Joe every
third Thursday of each month
from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., ET.
The office will be located in the
Gulf County Courthouse at 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard.
The office staff will be avail-
able to take applications and pro-
vide information about residential
financing to the public. For addi-
tional Information. contact the
Rural Development Office In
Marlanna at (850) 526-2610. ext.
Plan Financial Aid
Workshop on 23rd
Representatives for Gulf
Coast Community College will
offer a Financial Aid Workshop on
Monday, November 23rd, at 7
p.m., at the Gulf/Franklin Center
in the conference room.
Anyone wishing to apply for
financial aid should plan to
attend this workshop Including
high school seniors and juniors
who are planning to attend Gulf
Coast Community College. For
more information, please call
PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT *jT. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1998
"Surfing The Net"
These parents are shown enjoying "Surfing the Internet". Workshops are currently being
offered at Port St. Joe High School for parents wanting to learn more about using the Internet.
Parents are invited to attend one or more sessions to explore colleges, investigate financial aid
and scholarship opportunities, and other Internet activities. Available daily from noon to 1 p.m.,
until November 20th, assistance is available for both the beginner and experienced Internet
explorer. There is limited space, so parents are asked to make a reservation by calling 229-8813.
Beanie Babies, Gifts, Crafts,
Collectibles and Consign ments
308 4th St. Port St. Joe
,ggt (850) 229-707. 1 .
HorseLiniment is Ihe secret!
OCALA. FL. -- An ingredient used to
treat inflammation in thoroughbred race-
horse legs. is now recognized as safe and
effective for human use. The ingredient
hasbeen formulated into product called
ARTH-R.' and comes in a strength de-
signed for humans. Researchers are e\-
cited andsa\ the formulacanrelie.eanhri-
tis pain for millions.
Developed b% the Phillips Gulf Corpo-
ration. ARTH-R.I isabreakthrough in the
treatment of painful disorders ranging
from minor aches and pains to more seri-
ous conditions such as arthritis, bursitis.
rheumatism, tendonitis, backache and
,m Sci tis .uggestthatARTH-R\ v,orkl
i b, iQercepting the pain messenger sub'
stance that sends pain signals to the brain
Although the mechanism is not totally
clear, pain is relieved in the affected area
because the pain signal actually> disap-
; pears. .
ARTH-R\ is the only product on the
market "ith Neurocame and is a ailable
in a convenient, pleasant scented roll-on
applicator without a prescription Accord-
ing to a spokesperson for the companN.
ARTH-Rx is available in pharmacies. nutri-
non stores, and esen some feed stores
ARTH-R\ can also be ordered b\ calling I -
800-729-8446. I-" c-CC
ARTH-RX is available locally at:
528 5th St.- 227-1224
AND NOW AVAILABLE...
Arih-Rx Oral %% ith Glucosamine and
t: Chondroitin "miracle ingredients"
re'.,ealed in "The A.rrhritis Cure"
Girl Scouts Begin Their
Fall Products Campaign
Beginning November 16th,
Girl Scouts from the Girl Scout
Council of the Apalachee Bend
will begin the fall product cam-
paign, which consists of Girl
Scout wall calendars, pocket
planners, magazine subscriptions
and renewals, and 10 varieties of
nuts and candy. This year's sale
will be a direct sale, and is just in
time for the holiday gift-giving
The Girl Scout Council of the
Apalachee Bend has joined with
four other Florida Girl Scout
councils to create their very own
Florida Girl Scout Calendar! The
1999 calendar has an exciting
new look and features beautiful
color photographs, featuring local
The wall calendar is a larger
size with bigger boxes to write in
important messages and appoint-
ments. It also comes with 90 color
stickers to identify special days
and 'events. The wall calendar
sells for $4.00 and the pocket
planner sells for 83.00.
A variety of nuts and candy is
offered for ,sale including gorp
mix, deluxe mixed nuts, giant
.cashews, : pistachios., peanut
These pictured items will be given away in Saturday';drawings at -the close, of.St. James
Episcopal Church's annual bazaar. Bill' Parker caned the twQstraight chairs; Joan Johnson made
the two ceramic Canadian Geese; and the Panhandle Piece.ipakers Quilt Club designed and hand-
made this reversible attic window patterned quilt. You need not be present to be a winner in the
giveaways. [See story on Page 4B of this issue of The Star.]
Parents Invited to Visit Their
Students at Middle & High Schools
The week of November 15th
through the 21st has been desig-
nated as "Americant Education
Week-. Port St. Joe Middle
School. in conjunction with 'its
Parent. Teacher and Student
Organization, would like to warm-
ly welcome parents to the school
during this week.
-: On Tuesday the 17th from
7:30 until 8:00 a.m.. "Donuts
Yarn, Fabric, Notions Christian Supplies 0
2 23 4 vL AwtU* Port-R. JO&
n/ 229-6350 '
' BE00BB, on ..,. L B B B
If Membership Application
F Friends of the Gulf County Public Library
a Highway 71 N
[E Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
SThe Friends of the Gulf County Public Library i. a nonprofir
olioanlization dedicated to promoting afnd sustaining rhc
excellence of the Gulf Count, Public Lilbrary through ,comnmunirv
interest and financial support for library programs.
SPh'U Please jotn ts!
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP, annual $5 w/spouse $10
| _BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION, annual $25
[ and/or give contribution ot'f
[ in recognition of
Complete appropriate items"
" Last Name Fir't Name Spouse's Name, if applicable
a] Ifa "Busmnes,.'Organization" Membership
SMailing Address Cit Statec Zip
Business Telephone Home Telephone Toda 's Date
Please return or mail Membership Application and check to:
Friends of the Gulf County Public Library, Hw -1 N., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Fri ends DUES CONTRIBUTIONS .ARE TA-L DEDUCTIBLE
Questions? Call The Library, 850-229-8879
|]mB I[m -^ 1r--r-i- -r--r.r.t--J--J-p -r-~--~a-J-rJtJ ad
with Dad" will he held in the
Media area: then on Thursday the
19th. It will be "Muffins with
Mom" from 7:30 until 8:00 a.m.
This is an excellent time for you to
come to the school with your mid-
The staff and faculty of the
middle school will be on hand, as
well as the PTSO officers. They
encourage parents to please
attend, however aunts, uncles,
grandparents or any caregiver
may escort their favorite middle
In addition to donuts and
muffins, coffee and Juice will be
served. Parking will be available
in the school board parkinglot
directly across from the middle
school, and in the grassy area
across from the softball field.
If you have not yet joined the
PSJ Middle School PTSO, there
will be a table set up with infor-
mation on how to Join. Dues are
only S2.00 per member. Please
make plans to attend the first ever
"Donuts for Dad and Muffins
for Momr" event. You are what
makes the middle school great!
"Take Our Parents
to School Week"
In celebrating "Take Our
Parents to School Week", Port St.
Joe High School would like to
invite the parents/guardians of
Its students to join them for lunch
on Thursday, November 19th.
In addition to having lunch,
which begins at 11:00 a.m., the
administration and faculty would
like to also give you the privilege
of visiting their student's third
If you plarf to take advantage
of this rare event, please call the
school's guidance office at 229-
8813 to register so they may pre-
pare for your attendance. This is
an excellent opportunity for par-
ents to see first hand what your
For All Your Office
Supply Needs ..
student experiences on a day to
Quilt Club Is Meeting
The Piecemakers will meet
Thursday. November 12th, begin-
ning at 7 p.m. (ET). at St. James'
Episcopal Church. located at 800 ,
22nd Street in Port St. Joe. There
will be a program 'and eight
refreshments served. All *guests 7
are very welcome to, attend..
The Piecemakers have com-
pleted a beautiful quilt featuring
the attic window pattern. One dol-
lar donations are now being
accepted for a chance at the quilt.
The giveaway drawing will be held
on Saturday, November 14th.
Beach AARP to
The Mexico Beach Chapter of
AARP w11 have tleir mhinlbership
: Thanksgiving dinner at the Civic
Center on November 20th, begin-
ning at 12 noon. CT. The chapter
will furnish the turkey. dressing
and gravy. Members are to bring a
salad,'veggie, and dessert tocorm-
plement the big bird. Please note
this dinner is for members only.
squares, peanut butter cups,
chocolate covered peanuts,
chocolate covered raisins, pecan
supreme, and a special Girl
Scout collector's tin filled with
honey roasted peanuts. The col-
lector's tin has a new design for
1998. The prices range from
$4.00 to $6.00.
You may also purchase or
renew your favorite magazine
subscription through the Girl
Scouts. The subscription rates
are regular rates, so you pay no
more for your subscription.
Special offers received from the
publishers are accepted, if
attached to the order blank.
The money raised from the
fall product campaign stays in the
area Girl Scout council and sup-
ports, the Girl cout program.
Troops can use (he money they
raise to help fund their activities.
This year, troops earn $1.00
for all wall calendars sold, 75-4 for
all pocket planners sold, $1.00, for
each magazine subscription or
renewal'sold, and 75 for all cans
of nuts or gift boxes of candy sold.
Girls earn recognition according
to how many items they sell.
The fall product campaign
gives Girl Scouts invaluable expe-
riencein meeting the public, mar-
keting, handling money, and
accounting. Brownie' through
Senior Girl Scouts are invited to
participate in the campaign.
The Ctothes Tree
1'fei, 111 omen's and'Children's Consilnment 'Boutique
202 Reid Avenue
l Port St. Joe, FL
-...... r i L....: --1 --b i L-
great Bar aainsow new nd amo9t new-br n -
ame fashion s and c cesoripe$!
SomethIn for Eveyne. -
i I i O (50) 229 245L
Open 9 am to 5 pm-Mon., Tues., Thur., Fri.
Furniture and Accessories
505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe Phone 229-6054 ";
ALL BEANIES ARE
Come In and register
for the Princess Di Bear and Erin Bear!
Please Come ,
S eeU ls!
.li Saturday, November 14
-' Doors will open at 8 a.m.
*Morning Refreshments *Home Baked Gooads
LII *e 'ei& matte Clla 11BaIr Houses
*Ch ri.stsias Decorations *Nativity Sets *Creche
1, '.: ; .sany Gift Items For Sale
Hand Made Quilt, Antique Cane, Chair, and Ceramic Geese to be given away. I
SSt. James Episcopal Church
22nd Street 6 Marvin Avenue
Ill,, :- Port St. Joe
e~~u&4 V a gcec~oat/de~I%%
THE STAR OFFICE SUPPLY STORE
S308 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe Phone 229-12786or 229-8997
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1998 PAGE 5A
Gulf County, along with
Holmes, Jackson, Calhoun, and
Liberty counties, has formed a
partnership with the Panhandle
Public Library Cooperative
System, headquartered in
Marianna, to oversee an exciting
new literacy project.
The project name is Library
Family Learning Seirvices, a grant
funded by the Library Services
Are Meeting Today!
A program on landscaping
will be presented Thursday,
November 12th at 2 p.m. for
guests and friends of the Port St.
S"Joe Garden Club. Everyone is cor-
dially invited to attend the infor-
mative gathering to be held at the
garden center on Eighth Street in
Port St. Joe. For more informa-
tion, please call 229-8819.
Hostesses for this month's meet-
Sing will be Barbara Wood and
Grow your own CITRUS-satsuma, orange,
kumquat, grapefruit, lemon, lime, tangerine,
grafted on special stock that will take down to
the low 20's. TREES loaded with fruit.
CAMELLIAS-1 gal. to large 7 yr. old plants
Crape myrtle, Bradford pear, ginkgo, .
Confederate rose. FRUIT TREES-Japanese
persimmon, pecan, mulberry, blueberry, fig,-
scuppernong grape, banana, loquat, pomegran-
ite. SPECIAL CRABAPPLE to attract deer
PALMS, MAPLES, OAKS-Good selection of
salt tolerants and landscape plants. Birds &
Craft gourds. GUINEAS.
FREE PUMPKIN WITH PURCHASE
LI J E
.y.73 inr 3957
and Technology Act (LSTA) and
the State Library. The project will
focus on children in first, second
and third grade who are at risk in
their reading abilities, and their
parents, or caregivers.
During the school year, the
program will deal mainly with the
caregivers, helping them with
basic skills, such as child devel-
opment, parenting, working with
the school and teachers, being
their child's advocate, and
employability skills (as appropri-
For 10 weeks, the summer
programming will consist of chil-
dren and their caregivers being
Info Reception for
High School Seniors
The, Florida State University
Panama City .Campus will be
holding an information reception'
for area high school seniors on
Thursday, November 12, from
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The event will
take place in the .auditorium 'of
the FSU-PCC, located at 4750
Representatives from the FSU
Tallahassee and Panama City
campuses will be on hand to
answer questions regarding topics
such as admissions, academic
programs, research facilities,
honors opportunities, campus
housing, and extracurricular
For more information, please
contact the FSU-PCC Office of
Admissions at 872-4750. ext.
m~oaL~. Q.JSIj .
involved in pre-literacy, and early
literacy education based on
award-winning children's litera-
ture. Cultural learning will be
integrated with storytelling and,
Project activities and objec-
tives will be accomplished in each
county, by a local coordinator,
one VISTA volunteer and 10
community literacy volunteers.
Paula Boone will be the literacy
coordinator for Gulf County.
Call the library in Port St Joe
at 229-8879, or the library in
Wewahitchka at 639-2419, if you
would like to volunteer for tutor-
ing in this program. Training will
be set up in each county and they
hope to start very soon.
a Workplace Issue
about workplace violence, please
| call the local office at 639-4300 or
639-3939 or call the 24-hour hot-
line at 1-800-252-2597.
by Pam Martin
*One in four American women
report that they have been physi-
U--11- I- --- u''- iU UI1n U
acaiy, abused by a husbandc. ,or Ag
boyfriend at some point in 'their Handmade Afghan
*Sixty-six percent of Fortune to be Given Away
1000 executives surveyed say The Gulf County Seniors
they believe their company 's Citizens will be giving away a
financial performance would ben- homemade aghan bon December
efit from addressing domestic vio- 23 A donation of $1.00 is being
lence among their employees, and asked.
47% say domestic violence has a i', ouwould. "ike to con-
: armful effect on 'the company's trib epldeae o tone of ne
productivity. Another 44% say tribute please go t one of the
that it increases health care meal sites In Port St. Joe, White
.City. or Wewa.hltchka. The Board
costs violence results in f Directors will also be accepting
*Domestic violence results in ,lonations. Thank you for, your
hundreds of millions of dollars n onadons. Thank you for your
health care costs in the U.S., '- support.
much of which is paid for by
employer benefits. "'/ -TI
*American employees miss g I
175,000 days per year of paid
work due to domestic violence. 229-8477)
How manyvi Umes have we'
picked up the newspaper or tuned. DRUG TIPS LIME
into the news to the find out that ,U TP L
someone has gone to where their sponsored by the Gulf County
wife or girlfriend works and acted S
violently? And the women abused Sheriffs Department
are usually not the only victims of
this violence; ,innocent people
often get injured or killed.
Recognizing that responding
to domestic.violence Is "good busi-',
ness," compariles are now begin-
ning to implement policies which
will help employees who are deal-
ing with domestic violence.
For example, education is one i",e 14
way to have a safer workplace.
Employee training, brown bag AM RICA'S
seminars, newsletters,. and ON AMERICA
brochures on domestic violence RITE MATTRES
are all ways that an employer can"-- FAVORITE .IM
.createatdwarkplace.wbneiusel.s.s afes.a I .....,... j Db't let ths op
to talk about domestic violence. '.isa e
Talking about domestic vio-' Now is the time to save
lence is an emotionally-charged'
subject and needs to be handled
with sensitivity. The following are
suggestions for bringing up possi-
ble abuse of a co-worker. Label
;-Let the employee/co-worker ,, Beautyrest Label
know what you have observed. Luxury Firm
>Express concern that
she/he might be abused. Twin, ea. pc. $149.95
"-Make a statement of,sup- Full, e. p. .$214.95
-If he/she chooses not to ,r, Queen Set ....$449.95
discuss. or admit, to being a vic- King Set...... $649.95
Utm. no further questions or spec- n $
ulations should be made.
>-Let them know that you are
there should they need to talk.
If you or someone you work
with is a victim of domestic vio- r
lence. please know that there is
help available. If you are an B,,
employer and you are concerned Beautyret Avalon
Special Literacy Project Is in Need of
Tutoring Volunteers in Area Counties
....:.::.. ^ *... :
i / ARE YOU GETTING i
YOU $$ PAY SFOR?
/IS YOUR CURRENT ELECTRIC BILL TOO
HIGH? : ,
/ DOES YOUR AIR CONDITIONER or FUR-
NACE OPERATE ALL OF THE TIME?
IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES TO ANY OF
THESE QUESTIONS, CALL US NOW FOR A
FREE (NO COST) HOME COMFORT,
S' services: Include: Installation of New Air
Conditioners and Heat Pumps.
Diagnostic Testing, Repairs on All
Brands, Residential Energy
Savings Maintenance Agreements,
and Residential and Commercial4
Financing Programs. 4
LICENSED AND INSURED *
___ (9.50) 649~-5474
DEIVEY MNTS F LDB0DIGAj
Bayside Lumber & Building Supply l
PHONE (850) 229-8232 p
ALL OF THE COMFORT
DID YOU KNOW?
3 980 Cope San Bias Rd.
:L Eil $1.00 off Lg. Pizza
FM Full $2.00 off Ex. Large
'rYOURHOMELE Din In or Carry Out
REDEEM THIS COUPON
LET US HELP!
Heating and Cooling PnOtic-D
PAGE 6A qE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1998
"Friends" Membership Drive is in Full Swing
Too Cute to Refuse
A variety of animals are cur-
rently being housed at the Gulf
County Pound, Among those up
for, adoption are 18 full grown
dogs, including a male schnauzer,
a black mixed cocker spaniel, a
red chow mixture, and five blacks
labs; 12 puppies. including sever-
al chows and labs: three baby kit-
tens; two two-month old kittens;
and eight full grown cats.
Many of the animals, at the
pound have been abandoned and'
are simply in need of a caring
family and a home. If you're inter-,
ested in getting a pet, please,
check at the pounds and animal
The Friends of the Gulf
County Public Libraries have
'started its 1999 membership
Enclosed in this week's issue
of The Star is a membership appli-
cation ready to fill out and send to
the Gulf County Public Library,
110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe.
Memberships are for-an individ-
ual ($5), with spouse ($10), busi- T
ness member ($25), and lifetime
During 1998, the "Friends"
have been busy adding to the col-
lections of the library. They have
purchased two children's comput-
ers, along with the software and
stories on CD-ROMSi
Books on Northwest Florida
Even if you already have a:
pet, you' can help end the stray
dog and cat problem. If you love
your pet, take it to the vet and
have him 'or her neutered or
spayed so that no more unwanted
animals will be born. .
If you are interested in any, of,
these animals, have any ques-
tions, or 'would like adoption
information, please call the Gull"
County Sheriffs Office at 227-
1115 and ask for Johnny Collins
or call the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103.
have been added to the
history section. Four tab
bought for the conference
Additional census dat
ing the period 1830 to 1
counties in Florida
Escambia to Duva
Jacksonville, has been c
for the genealogy
Subscriptions were renc
four periodicals: "AAvtlaon
and Space Technology",
in Criticism". "Sky and Te
and "WordPerfect for Winc
The "Friends" are pr
Celebrate the fall
along the river of b
Chattahoochee by particle
the "Fall Festival on the I
Saturday, November 14.
a.m. to 11 and 1 to 3,p.m
There will be a va
events for everyone to
including live entertainme
games, and a fireworks
Make plans now to be a
this special occasion. F
information and for ticke
please call (850) 663-9
the literacy program at the
library, and If any member would
like to volunteer to be a tutor in
the project, please call the library
at 229-8879, or in Wewahitchka
This year's membership drive
will feature "Beanie Babies", with
drawings to be held the final week
of the drive. Watch, for further
~e4~? e~4 t614
elin e in egard b,
seas on& Beers (Special oy e
Neasen C n 71. G
beautiful p g gourmet ood delec Cigars lnque g/f
from 9,.. an... ...
riety of ".k
3 enjoy, -o
nt, kids invitesyou to our Autumn Open House
Spart o0Saturday. November 14"'
t prices. 12:00- 5:00 p.m. CST ,
Among our complimentary beverages and appetizers, we will have hot apple
4 / cider, pumpkin spice coffee, artichoke lemon pesto and Tortuga rum cake. I
Iso a wine tasting from our fine selection of Bogel' wines. Come in and visit
or browse our shop for many Open House Specials. .
SY 2904 Highway 98 -Suite 3A Mexico Beach
Located under the burgundy canopy on the corner of 30* Street and Hwy 98
/I '^ between Shor/Aeli S'er/ 5 t Trac and Beach Cafe
Hours: Tues. Sal. 10:00 am 6:00 p.m. CST
: . t ^ T ** VJ ^ '. ,' .,"' :-:
Shrimp Crabs *
Groceries Fish Sandwiches
,, A A.A.* Great Hamburgers-
INDJASS Beer & Wine
227-1670 On C-30A south of Port St. Joe
NEW SUMMER HOURS: Tues.-Thurs.: 12-8 p.m.,
Fri -Sat.: 12-9 p.m., and now open Sundays from 1-8 p.m.
i : o .
Catch to the
We Fry or Grill Cleaned Filets Only
Includes Your Choice of 2 Side Dishes with Hush Puppies
Does not include tax or gratuit "
; Available for I to 100 people
FISH HOUSE RESTAURANT
HWY. 98 MEXICO BEACH PHONE 648-8950
SEAFOOD RESTAURANT ON THE BEACH
812 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach 648-8207
LUNCH & DINNER
Thursday Night $ 1 1 95
All-You-Can Eat Shrimp II
S i& Karoake with Kevin
DAILY EARLY BIRD SPECIALS
4-6 p m. 6 8
We invite you to dine with us, and experience the wonderful taste
sensations of dishes prepared by Chef Gillespie.
SIMPLE SIDE DISHES
Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida 648-8950
Open 7 Days A Week 11-9 CST
(DM)-Whether you are planning to hale grilled steaks, tried chicken or
baked meatloaf for dinner, Green Bean Casserole is the perfect accompani-
ment. This fawonte, adapted by Whirlpool Corporation home economists for
the microwave o en, has a total cooking time of just 17 minutes. Cream
cheese is added to accent the flavor and French-fried onions provide a
GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE
(Makes 8 servings. Total cooking time: 17 minutes)
2 pkg. (9 oz. each) frozen
French-style green beans
3 tablespoons water
1 can (101 oz.) condensed
cream of mushroom soup
'A cup milk
I can (7 oz.) sliced button
- 1 pkg. (3 oz.) cream cheese, cut
into small pieces
1 can (2.8 oz.) French-fried
1. Place frozen green beans in Iti-quart round glass casserole. Add water.
Cover and microwave at HIGH (100%) for 9 minutes, breaking beans apart
with fork after about half the cooking time. Drain %well. Set casserole aside.
2. In mixing bowl stir together 'soup and milk. Stir in drained beans, mush-
rooms, and cream cheese. Spoon into round glass casserole.
3. Microwave at HIGH for 6 minutes, stirring about halfway through cook-
ing time. Top with onions. MicrowaVe at' HIGH for 2 minutes longer or until
thoroughly heated. Il
Nutrition Information (1 serving): 161 calories. 3g protein, I Ig fat,
12mg cholesterol, I Ig carbohydrates -499mg sodium.
1 v -*
QUICK GLAZE. FOR
CARROTS: In 1-cup glass
measure, combine 1 table-
spoon ,sugar; '1 teaspoon
cornstarch, :,1/2 teaspoon
ground ginger and 1/4 tea-
spoon salt. Stir in 1/3 cup
orange juice. Microwave at
HIGH (100%) for 1 minute
or until thickened and
bubbly, stirring once. Stir
in 1 tablespoon butter or
margarine. Pour over 2-3
cups cooked carrots.
The Port St. Joe High School
Student Government Association
will have its annual "Pie Auction"
on Monday, November 23rd at
6:00 p.m., ET, in the Port St. Joe
High School Commons Area.
Homemade baked goods will be
auctioned off to raise funds for
the Port St Joe high School S.G.A.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Daily Lunch Specials
4 6 .m.
Daily Early Bird Specials
THIS WEEK'S SPECIALS!
Wednesday SNAPPER PARMESAN ...... $11.95
Thursday GROUPER LOUISIANA. . $11.,95
Friday SHRIMP ALFREDO. .. ...... $10.95
,Saturday BA:KED STUFFED SHRIMP .. '1 1.95'
Sunday LASAGNA . :. ... $795
Monday, ,STQASTA w/ Veg., Choice'
of Chicken or Shrimp .......... $8.95
CATCH OF THE DAY ...... Market Price
WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY 5-9 CST
Live Entertainment with Gordon & Kathy
You may know them from C-Shell, Y,Bar, Hawk's Nest
Join us for a fun 'evening of great food,
dancing, and listening pleasure of your
favorite old and new tunes.
W e sr ve onl theu frp15 11 1 e sh e st s e afood from111
Man to th Gl o exc esna
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12. 1998
Port St. Joe Poliee Report
In 1997. Gulf County ranked
fifth In the state in births to teens
ages 15 to 19, and first in
Northwest Florida. Efforts to
address this problem are being
made through collaboration of the
county school system. Gulf
County Health Department, and
.the Juvenile Justice Council.
The Gulf County Teen
Pregnancy Prevention Task Force
,was established to review preven-
-'on efforts and solutions to the
high rate of teen pregnancy in
Gulf County. Teen pregnancy
Impacts the whole community,
and the whole community needs
to join together to help solve this
The Gulf County School
Board received a Teen. Pregnancy
Prevention grant, from, the
Workforce Development Board.
The components of the grant
include the following: '
'*Providing instruction to all'
fifth graders through an absti-
nence-based program .'entitled
"Postponing Sexual Involvement."
'Purchasing "Sex Respect"
* materials used to teach abstl-
nge education to eighth grade
fstuderit. -1 ':^-
*Providing case management
and counseling for teen parents.
les Teen Pregnancy
*Providing a liason between cash assistance for their baby.
the school system and the *Promoting responsible la-
Department of Children and therhood.
Families to monitor the atten- *Continuing drop-out retrie-
dance of teen parents who receive val of teen parents.
Accounting/Tax Seminar on 1st
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege's Small Business Develop-
ment Center will offer a seminar
entitled, "Accounting and Taxes
for Small Businesses," on
Tuesday, December 1. frmin 6:00
to 9:00 p.m., ET. in Port St. Joe at
GCCC's Gulf/Franklin Center,
and existing business owners will,
learn about the., basic require-.
ments .and' appropriate methods
of recordkeeping In a small bust-'
ness. Topics will include record-
keeping, tax reporting require-
ments, 'employee expenses, and
monthly income statements.
Reservations may be made by
paying a 815.00 registration fee in
advance at the Gulf/Franklin
Center. For more information.
please call 227-9670. .
., 1. '"1.r
Sw f Stu.!
Roberson Outlines 1
Ralph Roberson, CPA, spoke
to the Kiwanis Club Tuesday,
telling them of some of the tax
changes which have been put into
The most drastic changes'
have been brought about by the
tax relief bill of 1997 and the
restructuring of the IRS in 1998.
Both contain tax payer, relief and
set out Nnew tax payers' rights..
"Any dispute of taxes now
consider the tax payer innocent
until proven guilty, rather than
guilty until proven- innocent,"
Roberson said. '
He gave the major tax relief
Provides more personalized
*Gives more relief to home
owners who sell homes [or farmsI
WEWAHITCHKA EFFLUENT I
: PROJECT. 12.14
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The City of Wewahlichka will receive sealed bids
from any qualified person. company or corporation
P Interested in constructing-furnishing all labor and
materials. for the Wewahilchka Eflluent Discharge
Repair The work conslLts principally of the repair
of the CIlv's wastewater treatment plan outfall line
and the placement of a rip-rap resetment along the
Plans and specflcations car, be obtained at Preble
Rtuh. In e. Consulting Engineers. 402 Reid Avenue.
Port Si Joe Florida 32456. 1850) 227 7200 The
bid must cordjorm to Section 287 133 131 Florida
Statues. or. public entity crimes
Cost for Plans and Speciflcations will be S25 00 per
set and is non-refundable Checks should be made
payable to PREBLE-RISH. INC
Bids will be received until 4-00 p m. Central
Standard Tune on November 23. 1998. at the CIt}
of Wewah lchka City Hall. P 0 Box 966.
Wewahllichka, Florida 32465. and %ill be read
aloud on November 23. 1998. at 6 30 p m. Central
Standard Time The City reserves the right lo reject
any and all bids
) All bidders hall comply with all applicable stale
and local lams concerning licen.lng. regIstratIon.
and regulauon of contractors doing business mn
Completion date for this project will be 60 days
from the dale of the Notice to Proceed presented to
S the successful bidder Liquidaled damages for fail
re to complete the project on the specified date
will be set at S100 00 per day
2tc. November 5 and 12. 1996
Notice Is hereby given that the City Commission of
the City of Port Si Joe. sitting as the Board of
Adjustment will hold a public hearing in the
Commission Chamber at. 6:00 p.m.. Tuesday.
SNoember 17 1996. to determine wi-ether the City
will authorize a deviation to the Zone Ordinance for
a variance of approximately thirteen feet on the
eastern most property line of Lot I and the north
half of Lot 2. Block 66 for the purpose of allowing
the land owner to build within 2 feet of the alles, at
the eastern most extremity of his building All
according to a site plan on file in the office of the
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
2tc, November 5 and 12, 1998.
after living in them for at least two
'*Give's relie lor 'retirement
i. investments such as the Roth
IRA. Investors aren't required to
stop paying in funds, or start
drawing out funds at age 70 1/2
such as was the case with the old,
I' Investors can leave their
money invested in the tax'shelters'
as long as they want and can pay
999 30% OFF
Small scanner is big
50-channEl memory band ,ea.:ch Icr a1 prtel
rariges V.Wih Hvper.icar, arid Hyper% rch
resi 139 99. n.0 J-20
Heir Ire ailncr, Ie oa' i ri'a.peni
Follow. rroir. I unked cui-e ..f .": '. '
reg 24 99 C,'0-Sl 'uid J1 "Aa"i' seriess
or adapterAC #273-1665, DC #273-1810
*Wairks on Motroidatypel.11andtypeIhybrtkI
saio sterns Mobile use of scaners nay be
unlawful in some areas or require permiit-
dieck ilh oralautlieiite
'Owned and Operated by:
202 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL
A RadioShack dealer
No LICENSE To STROLL THE AVENUE
On Tuesday, November 3rd at
approximately 10:50 a.m.,
Tammy Rene Burrows, 28, of
Highland View, was arrested by
Port St. Joe Police Department
Officer Russell Burch for driving
with suspended or revoked
According to the officer's
report, Burrows was observed
traveling south on Monument
Avenue. Officer Burch had knowl-
edge in reference to Burrows'
license being suspended recently.
A driver license query revealed
that her license had been sus-
PARK TALK BANNED BY JUDGE
Just before 5 p.m. that
Tuesday afternoon. Mark Dean
Harriman. 39, of St. Joe Beach,
was arrested by Sgt. Troy
Simmons and Officer Deborah
Holloway for violation of a court
According to information
received, a pretrial release order
was Issued in reference to pend-
ing charges, wherein it states that
Harriman is not to have any con-
tact with his ex-wife. The officers
observed him in the area of the
16th Street park talking with his,
POPPED His TOP IN PUBLIC
Friday. November 6th, at
about 6 p.m., Joel'M. Barbee, 30,
of Port St. Joe, was charged by
Officer David Cross with posses-
slorq of an open container of an
'alcoholic beverage (City
Cross' report states that while ;
,investigating an expired tag. an
'A n ti nf minalt lnin uor was7C
n' pen cont aner oi Ma-1. quu.....
PTA Says "Thanks" discovered in the vehicle. Upon
further investigation. It was
This year's Fall Festival at learned that the alcoholic bever-
Port St. Joe Elementary School, '
was truly a great success. Over a
500 children, parents and grand- GCCC Early
parents enjoyed good food, and .
fun games of chance. The PTA, Registration
PSJES's teachers,' and dozens of Au.
volunteers. helped to raise over .. .' Early registration 'for the
82.000 for the school.. .,;Spring 1999 semester at Gulf
The PTA would like to thank 0' "Coast Community College will be
the following businesses for their held November 12 through 24 and
financial help and donations: 'November 30 through December
Ard's Florist, The Athletic House, 4. Advising in faculty offices will
Badcock Furniture, Costin be held during regular working
Insurance Agency, Heart's 'Desire. "hours.
Florist, Preble-Rish, Inc., Radio 1". Register in the Office of
Shack. Rov's Hardware, State. Admissions Monday through
Farm Insurance, Dollar General, ,,Thursday. from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00
Bill's Jo lar .Stpre. St. joe Pm and on Friday, from 7:30
Hardware ndl..I nter0ors tc.t ehe tuentJilu4s00 ip.m l a 1 a -
feel so fortunate iv acStudentsuh -an
where tio lalomerchants sup emico adviser sign- -an t~aocgse
where 'heol ld riirchants s approval card in order to regisier.
port the schools! Firt-,time transfer students
should'fake their transcript eval-
w .1 uation or a copy' of their, tran-
ax s1ic Srpts when they meet. with an
P '.R elRlel f 'advisor. .
i.. f. Advising and' early registra-
In to them as long asthe',y desire. ton for classes at Tyndall Air
but are still limited, to invest- .t'rce Base *iill be .,held on
ments of $2,000 per-year. .'December 2, from -9:00' a.m. to
The Interest from school Icol- i 5:00 p.m.,, in the Education
legel loans can be' reduced from Services Center, Building 1230.
the tax bill., ifthe parents are pay- h' Registration at the
ing them off. Gulf/Franklin Center will be held
Guets of the club were:; on November 20 and 23 from
Nichole Smith, Krystal Tharpe, 10:00 a.m. to.7:00 p.m., ET.
Matt Terry and Ryan 'Stephens, i'. Spring 1999 classes will begin
members of Keyettes and Key i on January 7. Call 872-3892 for
Club. more registration information.
30% OFF 4999
is easy to tune
rJ. more re rahinri-upipdowwrn charnriel
...leor ;W.itLh tijull intCo miro,)ph r,: e
lnre c'Uij h 3C il':' Tieri erie c 'Chancir .l' .
'9 and 19 #i ,1 9 I21. Il:'i
Our best 2-way
no ier. r ae n,ri, ,rr,.e ievqui, el
14 Jhinr,,I' rand 38 qu'ei ,a,; Il
d ,clr i :vru'e ,:,:,r, ah.nirr. S tie iriall
I)aLlp3hk Crhur.: evenis c s :3mp. i r fs
rg 11.9 9' 1 I Ada ;'2"W 6t3nu.1.
Ideal forcamping tinps or hiking-
eiegr., [.", ii ,our,:e. 0, .,e char.rel
c.pe'.lOr. u. 1 t .'. m ,i, i. rvl'
..: "J 49 .9 si i ':l' "; '-' a..in,'Y
You've got questions. We've got answers
Full legal power!
Two power settings and auto-dimming
display help savebatteries. Full 5 watls
rnpu ,,werl 'r wI rt$ S ,'C, ual QulJ ull
P 1's '.1 1614) Am 8 "'AA' tin.'i,
3. ilid 1 AC h 2 -0 f i'P2i0-"IVil
Most Major Credit
Prices good through November 21, 1998. Prices good at new store location only.
age belonged to Barbee, and not
the driver of the vehicle.
EXHAUST AND ALCOHOL VAPORS
At near 8:30 p.m. on Friday
the 6th, ,Rcky LPynn Clark, 40, of
Highland View, was arrested by
Officer Cross for possession of an
open container of an alcoholic
beverage (City Ordinance 6-4).
According to Information
received, Clark's vehicle was
stopped ,in reference to a bad
exhaust system. Cross detected
that Clark had been consuming
some type of an alcoholic bever-
age. Upon further investigation. it
was determined that Clark had
been consuming ah alcoholic bev-
erage while operating a vehicle.
ICity Ordinance 6-4. Subsection
C. PROHIBITION IN VEHICLES reads,
as follows-It is unlafult for any per-
son to consume any alcoholic bever.
age or mixture containing an alcoholic
beverage on the streets. sidewalks.
alleys or right-of-way within the city
or on any city-owned property which
such person. as operator or pcassen
ger. is in or on .any vehicles, whether
moving or stopped. and such con-
sumption is open to the public view.I
PUT THE BRAKES ON ILLEGAL DRIVER
On Saturday,. November 7th.
at approximately 7:49 p.m.,
Donnie Roy Waters, 31. of St. Joe
Beach. was arrested by Officer
Chris Teeter for driving while his
license is suspended or revoked (a
felony). According to the officer's
report, Waters' vehicle was
stopped in reference to his' left
brake light being out. Upon fur-
ther investigation, Teeter, learned
that' Waters was a habitual traffic
Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach is proud to announce that
Sally Childs has joined their staff
as a realtor associate. Sally is a
graduate of Valdosta State
University in Georgia and has
previously been a high school and
college math professor.
Sally's husband, Gene, is the
associate editor for the Panhandle
Hook & Trigger. the newsletter
editor for the Mexico Beach
Artificial Reef Association, and
outdoor columnist for The Star.
They have a son. Charlie. who Is
in the eighth grade at Port St. Joe
Middle School. Parker Realty wel-
comes them to the beaches area.
If YOU See News Happening.,
SCal TI 1 Sta "1-t'217 .
D .. 9 .,,.=,0
-,1 .t! S ._...SA
," 2 J *1
CAPE SAN BLAS INDIAN PASS
Three (3) waterfront homes
open for viewing on
Saturday, Nov. 14th, 1-4 p.m.
Great "inust see" property. Double wide manufactured home with
many extras. Has large nice dock extending out into lagoon.
Oysters, fish, and shrimp in your'backyard. Separate 2BR/2BA
14'x70' single mobile home, in excellent condition included in
sale. Lot size 100'x670' (1.5 acre). Property is loaded with trees
and vegetation. Also, an aluminum pontoon boat (8'x20') includ-
ed in sale. All priced at $198,000.
Beautiful bay view. home. 3BR/2.5BA. Has many nice touches
including: cathedral ceiling, fireplace, large workshop. Lot size
approximately 75'x310' and 1,636 square feet. Priced at
Lovely beach front home, has 4BR/2BA. Many furnishings
included in sale. New air conditioning, vinyl siding, large utility
room on ground floor. Screened and open decks. Boardwalk to
the beach, plus many other features. Price $325,000.
Tom Todd Realty, Inc.
2720 CR 30, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-1501 Tom Todd
800-876-2611 Reallty, INC.
Work on Port St. Joe's Marina is over 60% complete, and all facets of the project are beginning to
take shape. Pictured above is the ship's store, which will be dried in within the next few weeks. The store
will sell miscellaneous supplies and handle transactions for boat owners using the facility.
1 #20-521 ]
1 #21-409 3
PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1998
Ambulance-from Page 1A
arise from the north end. of the
county... we just want a depend-
able, reliable firm," he added.
Traylor further stated he did-
n't think the vote would be the
same if it were not for single mem-
ber district representation,, and
all board members had to be
answerable to the whole county.
Commissioner Peters respon-
ded, I think this will be action in
the right direction for Gulf County
Emergency Medical Service, not
for the north end or south end .
. It's about time we did something
Peters, Yeager, and Chairman
Tommy Knox voted in favor of
Gulf providing the service, while
Traylor and Stanley voted against
Became Gulf County Service
Tuesday at 8:00 CT
As of 8:00 CT Tuesday
evening, Gulf County officially fell
under one county-wide service
under Gulf County EMS Director
Mcguffin invited all
Wewahitchka volunteers to
remain with the ambulance
squad. He also invited all volun-
teers to a meeting at 6:00 CT in
the ambulance building Wednes-
day evening to discuss the transi-
Wewahitchka has a force of
nearly 28 volunteers that man the
service. The volunteers' continued
support is instrumental in the
county furnishing the ALS service.
In Other Business
*Commissioners agreed to
proceed with supplying property
for the Humane Society to build a
3,000 square foot animal shelter.
The site will be located behind the
Gulf County Courthouse, approx-
imately midway between the
courthouse and Mosquito Control
Carolyn Lee' and Annette
Minger told the, board they were
ready to start work on the build-
ing. They said one grant has
already been approved for the
project and another is expected to
be approved after the first of the
*Chairman Tommy Knox
advised the board that Florida'
Coast Paper Company General
Manager Ferrel Allen had advised
him the mill would not be taking
advantage of.e rly pay periods for
their .;rV property 'tax. He
ild i.oW6lcd be MffCli 19,99'
Elsie P. Lull
Elsie P. Lull, 87, of Beacon
Hill. Port St. Joe.. died Saturday.
November 7. at her residence.
Born in Bolivar, Tennessee, she
moved to Port St. Joe in the early
1970's from Meridian.
Ms. Lull was a homemaker
and a member of Long Avenue
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe.
She- attended the Howard-
Samford College in Birmingham.
Alabama, where she was a mem-
ber of the Alpha Delta PI, and also
served as state president of the
MS PTA. Ms. Lull was very active
in the Highland Baptist Church in
Meridian, when living .in,
Mississippi, as well as many other
She is survived by her hus-
band, Frank W. Lull of Beacon
Hill; two daughters. Nancy L.,
Smith and husband. Earl of
Beacon Hill, and Jean L. Watson
and husband Bill of Atlanta.
Georgia; four grandchildren.
'Frank L. Striplin of Huntsville,.
Alabama, Anna S. Hill of
Greenville. South Carolina. Beth.
W. Ransom of Tampa. and W.
Russell Watson of Memlphis,
.Tennessee; and six great-grand-
SMemorial services were held
on Tuesday, November 10, at
10:00 a.m.. ET, in Long Avenue
Baptist Church with Rev. Curtis
Clark officiating and Rev. Jessie
Evaris assisting., In lieu of flowers
contributions may be made to
Bay Medical Center Hospice in
memory of Ms. Lull.
Home of Port St. Joe was in
charge of all arrangements.
Beulah V. Fout Knight Rudd,
75, of Port St. Joe, passed away
Tuesday, November 10, in Port St.
,Joe. A native of Ohio, she had
'been a resident of Port St. Joe for
the past 47 years and was a mem-
ber of the First Church of the
Nazarene where she had served
as Secretary and Treasurer.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Lloyd L. Rudd 'of Port St.
Joe; her children, James W.
Knight and wife, Phyllis, of Las
Vegas, Nevada, Buddy White and
wife, Doris, of Panama City, Roy
Knight and wife, Lounell, of
Jacksonville, Marilyn Snider and
husband, Don, of Nagodoches,
Texas, and Glynna Stitt and hus-
before they expect to pay taxes
*The board unanimously
decided to cancel their employee
recognition banquet because of
economic conditions in the coun-
*Unanimously voted to renew
the county's third year option for
insurance with Blue Cross Blue
Shield. Administrator Don Butler
advised the board rates were up
just over 20% because of claims'
*Denied a request to move the
meeting time from 6:00 ET to 7:00
ET so residents from the north
end of the county could more eas-
ily attend the meetings.
Commissioners Traylor, Knox and
Yeager voted against the move
and Commissioner Stanley and
Peters voted in favor.
Commissioner Billy Traylor
noted that the board changed the
times several months ago, but
since there was no increase ,in
attendance, they returned to the
6:00 meeting time.
Gulf School District Alerts Parents
to Importance of Upcoming Florida Writes and FC.A.T U i
Submitted by Sara Joe
Wooten, Gulf School District
Gulf School District is alert-
ing parents to statewide testing
that will begin in January. Florida
Writes will be given January 20
and 21 to grades four, eight, and
Students will be given a.
prompt, and then they must write
an essay within a 45-minute time
limit. Depending on the grade
level, the essay will be narrative
(tells a story), persuasive (con-
vinces) or expository (explains).
The state's goal is for each stt.-
dent to score at least a three ona:'
scale of one to six.
In, preparation for Florida
Writes, the district has adopted
"Powerwriting" as its writing cur-
riculum. This curriculum is
geared for grades kindergarten
through 12. Teachers report that
since the Implementation of
' "Powerwriting", students are
showing significant progress i1r
'Tobacco-Free Partnership Presents Books
The Tobacco Free Partnership
of Gulf County' has been very
Gulf County JJC
Will Meet on 19th
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting on
Thursday. November 19. at 4:00
p.m., ET, at the Gulf County
Public Library. located on
Highway 71N in Port St. Joe.
Membership is open, and there is
no membership fee. The public in
welcome 'ana encouraged to
- '.;. ,* ,ii v
band, Derrick, of White City: two
step-children, Alfred Rudd and
wife. Claudia. of Huntsville,
Alabama, and Glenda Barbee and
husband. Archie. of Port St. Joe;
13 grandchildren, six great-
grandchildren': one brother; and
Funeral services will be held
at 11:00 a.m., ET, on Friday.
November 13. at Oak Grove
Assembly of God Church, con-
ducted by Reverend Kenneth
Patton. Interment will follow in
Holly Hilly Cemetery. She will lie
in state at the Comforter Funeral
Home on Thursday. November 12.
from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
All services are under the
.direction of the Comforter Funeral
Leon Y. Durden
Leon Y. Durden. (retired.
U.S.M.C.), age 62, of Mexico
Beach, died Thursday. November
4, at his home. Born in Grand
Ridge, he, moved here in 1996
He was retired from the
United States Marine Corps and
was a veteran of the Korean
Conflict and Vietnam. He was also
a member of the American Legion,
Veterans of Foreign Wars, DAV,
and the Retired Enlisted
Mr. Durden is preceded in
death by his father, Glen Durden.
He is survived by his mother,
Elmetter Durden; his wife, Jonna
Durden of Mexico Beach; one son,
Glenn Durden of Oslo. Norway;
one daughter, Linda Hoie, also of
Oslo; one step-son; Kai Ford and
wife Robin Dalmas of Seattle,
Washington; two step-daughters,
Marjorie Ford and husband Bob
Stoker of St. Augustine and
Cynthia Portnoy of Coral Springs;
two sisters, Frances Boyette and
husband Jimmy of Bellview and
Marion Kamiski and husband
Roger of Dade City; and five
Graveside services were con-
ducted on Monday, November 9,
at 2:00 p.m. in the Florida
National Cemetery, with Rev.
Justice' officiating. Full military
honors were accorded 'at grave-
side. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Hospice ,of
Northwest Florida or to the
American Cancer Society in mem-
ory of Mr. Durden.
All arrangements were han-
dled by Southerland Funeral
busy of late. Recently. It present-
ed students of selected grades at
Wewahltchka Elementary School
with their own copy of the book
"The Berenstain Bear Scouts and
the Sinister Smoke Ring".
This story, by renowned chil-
dren's authors Jan and Stan
Berenstain, provides an excellent
avenue to enhance reading skills.
while educating youngsters of the
hazards of smoking. WES stu-
dents were excited by the dona-
tion and were encouraged to
share the message therein with
family, memAers and friends.
"Wish&Upon A '
The Department of Children
and Families will host the "Wish
Upon A Star" Christmas program
to assist families in need at
Christmas. Applications are avail-
able at both the Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka Department of
Children and Families offices. The
deadline for application for this
program is Monday, November
-from Page 1
.board would consider stopping
the city's recycling program dur-
ing Its next meeting. The city
would continue picking up
garbage as usual, but residents
would no longer have to separate
Public Works Superintendent
Terry McDaniel estimates it
would probably cost less to pay
for the disposal of the extra
garbage generated, than it does to
run the recycling program.
Another savings to the city would
be not having to furnish garbage
bags for recycling, which current-
ly cost 818,000 per year.
One major concern men-
tioned was the loss of jobs.
Commissioner David Horton
pointed out to the board, "We've
got enough unemployment in
Port St. Joe now. I would hate to
see any more loss of jobs."
Eight people currently man
the garbage collection system.
Two could be filtered Into the
PublicWorks Department, and
Waste Management said they
would have one position open in
the city, which would leave five
employees in a questionable posi-
The board decided to further
review Waste Management's pro-
posal and contract, further evalu-
ate its cost to continue the ser-
vice, and further discuss the mat-
ter in weeks to come.
Other Matters Addressed
4Commissioners decided to
go out for bids to furnish insur-
ance to city employees, after
being advised of a 22% increase
in premium cost from Blue Cross
Blue Shield Insurance Company.
*Decided to hold an open
forum discussion/public meeting
at the Washington Recreation
Center on Thursday evening,
November 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Say you Sa It In '-%ie Star!
writing. It is the posture of the
district that all students should
l. earn to write through the
", Powerwriting" process.
The Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT) will be
administered to students in
grades four, five, eight, and, 10 on
February 1, 2, and 3.
This test measures progress
toward: achieving the Sunshine
State Standards in reading, writ-
ing, and math. All subject areas
Share responsible for preparing stu-
dents for this test. School-wide
strategies have been developed
and are being Implemented,
according to each school's plan.'
By 2001, Florida Writes and
the High School Competency Test
(HSCT) will be enfolded Into the
FCAT. Eventually, FCAT will be
developed and administered to,
each grade. It is projected that by
GED To Be Given
on 17th and 18th
: The GED Test will be given
through the Gulf County Adult
School on November 17 and 18.
Testing will begin promptly at
8:00 a.m., ET, on Tuesday and
Wednesday. The test will be given
at the Gulf County Adult School,
located at 2855. Long Avenue.
Registration started yester-
day, on Wednesday, November 11,
and wil continue through 12:00
nooonon Monday. November 16,
at the Gulf County Adult School.
Ask for Merri Christie. The regis-
tration fee is S40.00. (Cash or
money orders only.)
The sponsors offer GED
preparation along with their regu-
lar adult education program. You
will need to remedlate prior to
taking the test. Come In now to
If you have any more ques-
tions, please call 227-1744 and
ask for Menrri Christie.
Note of Thanks
Thank you to all the people
and churches around the area.
Through God and your prayers,
my wife. Bea Baker, has been
healed and Is doing fine.
God Bless You!
Bob and Bea Baker
2002, FCAT scores will determine
promotion from elementary to
middle school, middle school to
high school, and eligibility for
Parents, this test is serious
business and should not be taken
lightly. Please help prepare your
child. Contact your child's princi-
pal to find ways you can help.
Big Thank You!
The fourth and fifth grade
classes at Highland View
Elementary would like to thank
the following for their contribu-
tion to making our haunted house
and other fund raisers a big suc-
cess: Barbara Eells. Hidden
cLagoon Restaurant. El Governor
Motel, Sue and Jimmy Whitting-
ton, Beach Lumber, John Strayer,
Jimmy Hambrick. Libby ,and'
Also. Cathey's Hardware,
Alexis Corbin. Ard s Florist, Joni
and David White, Melba Peak.
Blue Water Inn, Beverly Crocker,
Frank McKeithen, Debbie Peak.
Jerry Peak, Port St. Joe Fire
Department. Fred Erickson,
Beaches Fire Department, Willard
Richards, Renda Aylmer. Kay
Dykes. and V.F.W. Post 10069.
Staining WVater Proofing
Call now for a free estimate
Now 7' Open r.... for...
The Gulf/Franklin Center
Gulf Coast Community College
3800 Garrison Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
: ", (850) 227-9670 -, '. '
O EARLY SPRING Ot
(3 REGISTRATION 00
Friday, Nov. 20, 1998
Monday, Nov. 23, 1998
10 a.m. 7 p.m. EST
GCCC is an equal icces/equlI opporiuni) inmstitutio .
: I, ",.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1998 PAGE 9A
Wewahitchka Youth Football League
Having a Successful Opening Season
Three football teams and
cheerleader squads formed in
Wewahltchka have become a part
of .the Big Bend Football
Association (BBFA). There are
three divisions: Teeny Mites, Tiny
Mites, and Pee Wee. Their season
began with a kick-off bash held at
Lake Alice Park.
On September 19. BBFAJiheld
a jamboree at the Bristol High
School football field. Teams from
six area towns competed. These
same six.towns will continue to
play on Tuesday evenings until
November 24,, with Superbowl
games to be held on December 5.
1,'The remaining games are
scheduled as follows: November
il7 versus Blountstown:
November 24th ve-sus Liberty:
and December 5th in the
Teeny Mite games
6:00 CT and are Immedi
lowed by Tiny Mite and
games. Mt. Pleasant does
Sa Teeny Mite division.
The Warrior mascot, .
old Hannah Price. begi
game by riding her horse
field and thrusting down
District II Juvenile
JuStice Board Meeti
S This Friday, November 13th Is
'the .last day to register for
Upward Bdsketball at the $30.00
fee. From November 14 to 19 chil-
Sdren may still register but the reg-
istration fee will be $40.00. After,:)
November 19 no registrations will
Upward Basketball Is a bas-
ketball league for children in
grades one through six. League
officials encourage parents to reg-
.Ister their children If the
Schild/children are wanting to
FUNDS HAVE BEEN PROVID-
ED FOR THOSE ,WHO CAN NOT
PAY THE FULL PRICE THIS SEA--
SON. PARENTS ARE ENCOUR-
AGED TO ENROLL ALL CHILDREN
:WHO I7SH TO PLAY.
Each team will have a one
hour practice' and game ea' '
.week beginning In January.. Some
coaches may choose to begin
Practicing before Christmas
* The first game day is sched-
utled for Saturday. January 16.
,The season will end after eight
weeks with Awards Night at which
children and adults alike will
Enjoy a great speaker, awards.
,prizes, slide presentation of the.
season, and much more.
The Wewahitchka Senior citi-
,:zens have made a beautiful
:"Gator Quilt". The drawing to give
:,it away will be held at the Port St.
Joe versus Wewahitchka' football
game on November 13th.
The public may get a chance
for $1.00 donation at any of the
following locations: Wewahitchka
High School, Gator Athletic Shop.
and Wewahitchka Senior Center.
Course in St. Joe
The Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish -Commission will be
offering a hunter education
course In Port St. Joe November
13. 14 and 15.
The 16-hour course will be
taught at Port St. Joe High
School, located at 800 Niles Road
in Port St. Joe, from 6:00 to 9:00
64 ^ pm on Nov. 13. 8:00 am to 6:00
pm on Nov. 14, and 8:00 am to
noon on Nov. 15. Attendance is
required at all three class ses-
sions in order to complete the
Persons Interested in attend-
ing this course are asked to call
the GFC's Regional office in
Panama City at (850) 265-3676 to
& Discount Uiquors
2411 Highway C-30
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Boyd & Paula Pickett
Registration forms and fees
can be mailed or delivered to Long
Avenue Baptist Church at 1601
Long Avenue. The church's mail-
Ing address is P. 0. Box 38. Port
St. Joe, FL 32457. To have your
questions answered about
Upward Basketball you may call
the church at 229-8691.
Outdoors in the
by Gene Childs
Florida Outdoor Writers' Association
1 With crisp fall temperatures
and a warm moon,. fish, fowl, and
A,' gjj furbearers are on the move. With
s just a few days left in archery sea-
son, bow hunters have welcomed
the cooler temperatures.
Several very nice deer have
been taken from the WMA's and
local private lands. Teedy Nobles
recently took a nice 7-pointer from
Calhoun County private land and
S Eric Ramsey took a nice deer from
S Gulf County lands.
November 14th opens quail,
gray squirrel, :and the second
phase of dove season. Some of the
S" quail habitat is still under water,
so hunters should find the quail a
bit bunched up in prime areas. '
Squirrel hunting over the years
has declined, while deer/turkey
begin at hunting has increased., This
ately fol- underutilized species still provides
Pee Wee great sport. especially when teach-
sn't have Ing youngsters to hunt. If evidence
from ldcal .deer stands is a general
indicator, the woods are''full of
nine year gras.
ns each grays.
onto the The second phase of dove
a feather hunting should be even better than
the first. Cooler temperatures
north have started migratory birds
our way and more crops have been
harvested providing more feed and
areas to hunt.
Fresh water fishing has really
1fl picked up. Jack Wingate from Lake
Seminole says specks in the 2 to 2-
1/2 lb. range have become steady.
The creeks are providing limits for
fishermen. using minnows along
channels in eight feet of water.
Chris Hasty from Shiner Diner
on Dead Lakes also says the
specks have really ,turned on.
Again, using minnows along the
deep channel edges is producing
limits of big slabs.
Offshore from our beaches is
still producing good grouper when
the weather allows. Red snapper
fishing closed November 1 and
ended one of the best red snapper
years in memory.
Very few kings or Spanish have
been caught recently, but area
charter boat captains. don't feel
they've completely left the area.
Abundant bait is still near shore
and around the cape, so the mack-
erel should still be around'for a
Inshore fishing should focus
on the bays. creeks, and rivers. As
the temperatures continue to fail.
the trout and redlish move into
these areas. Presnell's reports good
catches of both. Many of the trout
are averaging 4 lbs. or better.
Close inshore structures also
produce some good sheephead and
flounder as fall temperatures con-
tinue to drop. For more in-depth
hunting and fishing area news.
pick up a copy of the Panhandle
Hook & Trigger.
'The' District II Juvenile ?' The public participation pre-
Justice Board will hold its regular sentation will present data on
meeting on Thursday. November i trends and conditions of juvenile Apalachicola Area Historical Society
12. at 10:00 a.m., ET. in conjunc- delinquency and crime in District t cr, ,.o
Lion with the .Public Participation -II and within each county. The Apalachicola Area 7:30 p.m. in the carriage house of
Presentation at the Department of
Juvenile Justice Agency Strategic
Plan. Both will be held at the W. T.
Neal Civic Center. located at 1424
North Pear Street on Highway 69,
Area Schools Observed
"Red Ribbon Week 1998"
All around Gulf County,
schools and governmental bodies
celebrated "Red Ribbon Week
1998" with a variety of special
commemorative events. Activities
that took place during the week of
October 25th to 31st were
planned to increase citizen aware-
ness of the dangers of illegal use
of drugs among children, as well
Several of the elementary
schools held "I Have Better Things
To Do Than Drugs" rallies and
mini-marches, drug search
demonstrations using "Dottie",
the Gulf County Sheriff's
Department drug sniffing canine.
and were addressed by Sheriff
Middle and high school stu-
dents from throughout the county),
participated In forums that dis-
cussed "the law and teens'
Gulf County Judge Robert M.
Moore, along with School
Resource Officers 'Chris
Brumbaugh and Greg Cole.
served as panelists to answer
questions posed by students, as
they related to their knowledge of
laws involving teens and their
responsibility to obey them and
the ensuing consequences.
Even though the past week
was heightened with a range of0
events and activities educating
students as to the.dangers of ille-
gal drugs, GutlfCounty Schools'
Safe and Drug-Free Project will
continue to provide opportunities
that will enlighten its students,
parents. and employees of the
harmful effects of illegal drugs.:
Everyone is invited to join the
fun, fellowship and game predic-
tions at the Seminole-Gator pre-
game tailgate party on Sunday,
November 15th. beginning at 6
p.m. at St. Joseph Bay Country
Heavy hors d'oeuvres and a
cash bar will be available. A S5
donation will be requested at the
door. For further information,
contact Sandie Kennedy, presi-
dent, at 227-2191.
Information will also be provided
on departmental. goals through
the year 2004, objectives and
strategies for obtaining these
'goals, and indicators for measur-
'ing the department's progress In
addressing juvenile crime and
Anticipated 'agenda items for
the District Board meeting
include an update on the status of
the prevention and faith grant
awards, review and discussion of
the district board overview, and
the annual report.
*The public is welcome.
Society, Inc.. will meet on
Thursday, November 19th. 'at
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens'i will be conducting
Outreach on November 17. begin-
ning at'- 1:00 p.m. at the
Washington Improvement Group
in Port St. Joe, during commodity-
distribution. They will be giving
out information about the many
services available to seniors age
60 and over in Gulf County.
the Raney Museum. Dr. Thomas
Hoffer, communications professor
(retired) from FSU. will speak on
"Some aspects of Floridiana
Literature". Refreshments will be
:served. Visitors are welcome."
The Highland View Volunteer
Fire Department will be holding a
turkey shoot every Saturday and
Sunday, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
until November 22nd. The shoots
will be conducted at Butler's
Road, off of Highway 98, near
Warrior mascot, Hannah Price
Deadline is Drawing
mLESS 5% OFF
PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE.FL THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 12, 1998
WHAT IS IT?
Today's drugs have become so complex that it is
often necessary to tell or caution you more about
your prescription than is possible to put on the
* label. Certain foods that should not be eaten, other
drugs that should not be taken at the same time,
how long the medicine will retain its potency. These
are just a few of the many things we might have to
We are always reviewing new data that we receive
* about the many drugs we stock. It is our professional
responsibility to be sure that you have the proper
WE PROUDLY ACCEPT MOST INSURANCE
PLANS AND PRESCRIPTION CARDS.
Buzzelt's Drug Store
Quality Pharmacy Service Since 1951 ,
317 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe,
-Convenient Drive-Through Window -Revlon Cosmetics
SCarlton Caids -Russell Stover Candles
S *: (850) 229-87716
Sheriff Gathers Posse to Meet
, MS Sharks at
This Thursday, November
12th, beginning at 5:30 p.m. (ET)
the "whhooossh" will be echoing
off the walls once again in -the ele-
mentary school gym-kicking off
this year's basketball season for
Port St. Joe Middle School's
Two exhibition games are
planned to introduce fans to the
talent of these young athletes-
not to mention the "talents" of
some more seasoned athletes
When the whistle sounds at
5:30 p.m., the seventh graders
will play In their debut as a Shark
on the court in an intrasquad
game. Everyone is encouraged to
get out to the gym early to get a
good seat and encourage these
Then, taking the floor at 6:30
p.m. In the feature event. Gulf
County Sheriff Frank McKelthen
Also Automotive Unlock Service
321 .B Reid Avenue Port St. Joe
(80) 27-434 bu. U2T-2U4= home=
'will lead'his troops from hoop to.
hoop against the eighth grade
'Members of the "Gulf County
Globetrotters" (sheriffs depart-;
ment employees) who will partic-
ipate in the match are Captain
Joe Nugent, Sergeants Stacy
Strickland, Greg Cole and Chris
Brumbaugh, Deputies Paul
Beasley, Shawn Butler, Chris
-Dixon, and Timmy Varnes.
Investigator Marty Williams, and
Corrections Officer Jake
They've even brought In a few
"ringers" from the Florida Marine
Patrol-Officers Tony Lee and
Arnie McMillan; and the Port St.
Joe Police Department-Officer
David Cross and dispatcher Terry
It's sure to be an interesting
game and well worth the admis-
sion of 82.00 for adults and 81.00
for students. Proceeds from' the
game will benefit the boys' bas-
ketball program at the middle
Bring your hunger, along with
your curiosity and humor, as the
Booster Club will be operating a
concession stand for your refresh-
Lee's Automotive Repair
1930 West Highway 98, Highland View (850) 227-9696
Tires Brakes Four Wheel Computer Alignment Tune-Ups
All Exhaust Work Air Conditioning Service & Repair
Oil Change Special $19.95
ALL WORK GUARANTEED! Owned & Operated by Lee Cannon
Wewa Paint I
We Could Even Fix This! Danny Voy
IS MORE THAN JUST A MARINA
thing & Lighthouse Replicas SALTWV
he Entire Family i' n the ar
-mbia 0 I* Star Custom
'tswear *' Penn Tackle
k & Tackle Shimano Re
rtswear '* Daiwa Reel:
lrlch Yo-Zuri Lure
o BlueWater Add a niautcal touch Mirror Lures
to)our home with'a ., Gaffs, Knivi
r Historic AAerican '
organ Prints Lighthouse Collection Downrigger
* Harvey T's from Lefton.,Each has Outriggers
herman Belts been researched (or
Accuracy and hand. "Calusa" C
s painted to bring you the Bait Nets
dals finest in quality, design Mllet Nets
Tmhs and hlstorical|guthentid- 0MleNets
is Tumblers ty. See them here today! Tackle Boxe
ta Del Mar Coolers
glasses We carry the Charts
ssic Potery largest selection Electronics
ofLft ghn Lithootsfs Boating-
i the a rca. Accessories
ast Nets ;
, D. N
Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL
S visit ourwebile -
Gators Win 14-1,3 Friday
Beat R. F Munroe; Vann Has 160 All Purpose Yards
The Wewahitchka Gators' two
.. ,point conversion, a three yard
pass from Tripp Atchison to Blake
Rish, was the deciding factor of
the 14-13 victory over R. F.
Munroe Friday night.
,R. F. Munroe took an early
7-0 lead in the first quarter on a
six yard run by Will Suber andt!
successful extra point attempt.
The Gators bounced back in
the second quarter when Bernard
Vann hit Chris White for a 20 yard
touchdown. The Gators' extra '
point attempt was blocked.
Wewahitchka struck again
late in the second quarter when
quarterback Atchison connected
with Vann for a 28 yard touch-
Gators and Sharks
.Play for Gulf
County Championship Friday
Shark Stadium 7:30 ET
Seniors to Be Honored
at Pre-Game Ceremony
Port St. Joe High School -Athletic Diretor Chuck. Gannon' has
announced that seniors who are members'of the 'ootbll team. .-B4nd
of Gold, and cheerleading squad will be honored :before this FIridy.
'night's football game against Wewahitchka,'WWlithe thgckoffsched-
lied for 7:30, the special ceremonies will begi at 645 p.m.
The numerous honors that these-students have biiought .to their-
school and our communti'-~itirlng the past fout .year-s.have bein,
unparalleled ii "the school's long hitoty. The entire. co.ruiiiity ij,
*'being urged to come out early Friday night to show its apj eciation.;
';Seniors from the football ieam Incaiudinglheir trainer, ar D n
Baxter, Rod Chambers, Michael Mize,. Jaies. Daniels, JiFalon.
,Brett Lowry, ,Mario Swanston ,aid. Mark. Wlllams -
:From the band, those in their final.year are Jennifer Bulel
,Donnie Baker, April Godwin, Jinah Strickland and Matt M eCrarey..
:Senitor cherleaders are Meredith' Godfrey. Farica Quinn. (ystal
Tharpe. pnd ndsay Williams :
Because'this particular 'group of, y9ungpeople1asi .brought ao
much pride and pleasure to tle people of P6rt St. Joe.,CoacWioGanin 'in
believes that the whole town should attend Fridars'.Wewagamena.:
demonstrate Its appreciation. Rlememb-&, f you.i-ant t'jee the Ie--:
bration for. he seniors, come e4flyl ',;: -'... -. .;'.
Gulf Rifle 'Club to Hold
down. Atchison's pass to Rish on
,the two point conversion was
,complete, as the Gators took a
14-7 lead into halftime.
$ R. F. Munroe scored its final
touchdown in the fourth quarter
on a two yard run by Milton Fagg.
Munroe's extra point attempt
'failed, and the Gators held on for
a 14-13 win.
Vann picked up 67 yards on
:15 carries to lead the Gators on
offense. He also completed his
only pass attempt for a 20 yard
touchdown, and caught three
passes for 93 yards.
Atchison completed four of
seven passes for 103 yards and
had one touchdown and threw
Dustin Combs. Rish. Myron
Vann. Justin Miller. White. and
Ernest Williams each had seven
tackles to lead the Gators on,
defense. Bernard Vann and Stevie
Price each added six tackles 'for
the Gators (1-8). P. J. Addison
had one interception, and
Atchison recovered a fumble.
Wewahitchka travels to Port
St. Joe this Friday night for a
District 4-2A match-up against
FSU-UF Tickets to be
Given Away Friday!
The Port St. Joe High School
varsity cheerleaders have extend-
ed the giveaway of the pair of tick-
ets to the #5 ranked Florida
Gators versus #6 ranked FSU
Seminoles football game.
A donation of S2.00 will get
you a chance to sit near the 50
yard line during this great annual
.rivalry..The winner of the tickets
will be announced this Friday
night during the Port St. Joe-
Wewahitchka ball game.
Donations can be made to
-one of the varsity cheerleaders or
in the front office of the high
school. Please support the Shark
cheerleading squad in this
the Sharks. Gaqe' time is 6:30:
p.m. CT, 7:30 p.n4. ET.
Score by quarters
WEWA 0 14 0 0 14
RFM 7 0 0 6 13
PS J Lady Shark
Off Next Week
The varsity Lady Shark bas-
ketball team open Its season next
Tuesday in Carrabelle. The Lady
Sharks are coached this year by
head coach Jim Belin, and assis-
tant coaches Benny Roberts and
Twenty-one games are sched-
uled for the regular season.
Fourteen players currently make
up the varsity roster. They include
seniors Katie Kilbourn, Lyndsy
Kilpatrick, and Melissa King. and
juniors Courtney Lenox, Nelkole
Royster., Megan Johnson and
They are joined by sopho-
mores Evette Gant, Bonnie Belin,
Tynetta Towner, Angela
McDowell, and Veronica Atkins,
and freshmen Lisa Curry and
Amy Canington. Quatina Fennell
assists. the team in the manager's
Speed and quickness, some
height, experience. and team
chemistry will be the key Ingredi-
ents for the Lady Sharks. The
ladies should' be competitive in
Class 2A. Upcoming games are
Tuesday at Carrabelle, Thursday
at Mosley. and Saturday' at
Pistol Matches Nov. 14 .
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold bore match with 34 targets. John 1
two separate pistol matches, a .22 Fadio claimed second with 32 tar- AK Go l
RF bullseye match and a metallic gets, and Dale Marshall had 24 .
silhouette batch, on Satu-day targets for third place. All rifle -Custom Clubs *Club Repair *Golf
morning. November 14th. shooters are invited to compete in Merchandis *Golf Lessons *Gift Certificates
The bullseye match will st6a these matches, scheduled lor the Mon Tues. Thurs Fr .: 10 a.m 4 p.m,
at 9:30 and toonsists of 90 shots fli'st Saturday of the month. Mon., Tues., Thus;, Fri.: 10 a.m 4 p.m,
fired at bullseye targets placed 25 Wed. and Sat., 10 a.m. 1 p.m.
yards from the firing line. The
match Is divided into three stages;
(slow fire, timed fire and 'rapid
fire) with 30 shots fired in each
stage. Most any .22 RF handgu.-
may be used in this match. "a
The silhouette match will fol-
low and consists of 40 shots ft-ec"
at metal targets placed at 40, 50,
75. and 100 yards from the firing-
line. Suitable handgun calibers,
for this match would include .22
RF, .22 magnum, .38 special,.
.357 magnum and .44 magnum.
All handgun shooters are.,
Invited to participate in the
monthly matches. Trophies to,
third place will be awarded in
each match. Fof additional infor-
mation call 229-8421.
Last Saturday morning, th'e-
club held its monthly hi-power
rifle metallic silhouette and small-'
bore metallic silhouette matches.!
The matches had a good turnout'
with 11 shooters for the hi-powel-'
match and eight for the small-'.
y I /1 ,
Houston Whitfield won first'
iateS place in the hi-power match by
knocking down 10 targets azndO._
1 David McMullon took second with
tied with five targets, but l ger
les, A Ownear Brown won the tie-breaker to
l.s, Owner claim the third place trophy.,
S Whitfield also won the smaPl-"
C t i.-r
[3 Heavy duty Enduro gears are designed to
deliver maximum power under the heaviest
loads and withstand years of all purpose
use s" .
Centermounted tiller handle
effortless and throttle
friction can be ,adjusted for com
per cylinder pro-
vides optimum performance
S under variable load conditions
[ 2 year limited warranty
OubI sBUY NOW
ROVETlCHO L Oe and get financing with Q down pen
PROVEN TECHNOLOGY p ---n"iho.Ppodra
MARQuADTS Hwy. 98.* Mexico Beach, FL
M A R I N A 850648-8900
Port St. Joe Little
All those persons interested
in forming. sponsoring. coaching.
and participaUng in Port St. Joe
little league football, with teams
ages nine through 11, are asked
and encouraged to call 227-7413.
Please call now and leave
your name, phone number, date
of birth, address, and area of
interest. Teams that are formed
now will begin to play next year.
in the fall of 1999.
Baxter a Leader
at New Orleans
Desmond Baxter, a 1996
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and a 1998 graduate of
Chipola Junior College, led the
"Blue" team with 15 points in the
University of New Orleans' Blue
and White intrasquad game last
Tuesday, November 5th.
The "White" team built a
39-27 lead with 9:35 remaining in
the game. But, the "Blue" rallied
from that point, with Baxter scor-
ing all nine of his second half
points during a stretch of 7:49.
The "White" hit a three-point-
er at the buzzer for a 55-54 victo-
ry over the "Blue"..:
Desmond was six of 12" from
the field and three of six from
behind the arc for 15 points.
Baxter had three rebounds, one
assist, and one steal.
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
,2251 W. 23rd Street
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32405
S" 302-A Reid Avenue,
I Port St. Joe
I repair s
3083 W 1igqhway 9
ext: to (. R.. Smith
2: 2 9-2BOI) A t
SCertified Master- Techlriniciai
*^i- ---- -^-i ---- ---^i^-^
If you've been exp
earache and there's
,wrong with your ears,
lem may be caused by
mandibular joint syndro
is often associated w
lems caused by missing
teeth that are ir
is located within two or
limeters of the inner ea
can be described as a I
the lower jaw onto the u
of the skull.
The top of the low
ball-shaped.and fits into
area in the temporal bo
skull. A small disc sepa
two bony parts. The ent
OsOn nDentaY DHealfth
FRANK D, MAY, D.M.D."'
teriencing sheathed by a capsule of liga-
nothing ments that support it.
the prob- When you open or closet.
tempero- your mouth only the lower jaw
ome. This moves. However, any movement
vith prob- on one side of your jaw depends
g teeth or on a synchronized movement of'
properly the other side.
If missing teeth or an
bular joint improper bite have thrown your
three mil- teeth out of alignment, this can
ir cana. It sometimes cause' tempero-
hinging of mandibular joint syndrome and
ipper part with it a host of painful problems.
ver jaw is
o a hollow
mne of the
ire joint is
Prepared as a public service to pro-
note better dental health. From the
office of FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.,
319 Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
,- ,'.. i L ca ,
Project in Need of
Gulf County, along with
Holmes, Jackson, Calhoun, and
Liberty counties, has formed a
partnership with the Panhandle
Public Library Cooperative
System, headquartered in
Marianna, to oversee an exciting
new literacy project.
The project name is Library
Family Learning Services, a grant
funded by the Library Services
and Technology Act (LSTA) and
the State Library. The project will
focus on children in first, second
and third grade who are at risk in
their reading abilities, and their
parents, or caregivers.
During the school year, the
program will deal mainly with the
caregivers, helping them with
basic skills, such as child devel-
opment, parenting, working with
the school and teachers, being
their child's advocate, and
employability skills (as appropri-
For 10 weeks, the summer
programming will consist of chil-
dren and their caregivers being
involved in pre-literacy, and early
literacy education based on
award-winning children's litera-
ture. Cultural learning will be
integrated with storytelling and
Project activities and objec-
tives will be accomplished in each
county, by a local coordinator,
:one VISTA volunteer and 10 .
community literacy volunteers.
Paula Boone will be the literacy .
coordinator for Gulf County.
Call the library in Port St Joe
at 229-8879, or the library in
Wewahitchka at 639-2419, if you
would like to volunteer for tutor-
ing in this program. Training will
be setup in eachcounty and they
hope to start very soon..
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1998 PAGE 1B
Rotary Club Hears of Ducks Unlimited's Role In Rejuvenation
Around the turn of the centu-
ry, the skies were black with
migrating ducks, but not any-
more. Changing styles of living
and increased agricultural use of
former northern wetlands have
reduced the nesting areas of
waterfowl to the danger point of
perpetuating the species. Actually
some species have all but van-
This information was revealed
to the Rotary Club last week by
Harold Quackenbush, local chair-
man for Ducks Unlimited, an
organization dedicated to raising
money to aidthe nesting habits of
the waterfowl and lease property
to be used solely for nesting
"The St. Marks Wildlife
Refuge once supported an annual
population of migrating geese.
Today, there are no geese visiting
the area," Quackenbush revealed,
as an example of vanishing
wildlife. "The Apalachicola River
and Bay once supported hordes of
migrating waterfowl, but today
they have practically vanished,"
The speaker said local popu-
lations of waterfowl have begun to
reappear, due to the efforts of
He said it takes an organiza-
tion such as Ducks Unlimited, to
assist in securing nesting
grounds. "Waterfowl breed and
nest in the Canadian prairie and
the federal government cannot
spend money in a foreign nation.
to assist in preserving the nesting
grounds, so DU has poured Sl. 1
billion into the project."
"Locally, wood ducks have
been encouraged to nest and'
breed through a program which
builds: duck boxes and puts them
up throughout the woodlands,"
Quackenbush said, "Causing the
wood ducks to make a comeback
in the area."
"All waterfowl are beginning
to reappear because of DU's
efforts to preserve and reestablish
nesting and feeding places
: throughout Canada and the
United States," the speaker said.
Locally the Ducks Unlimited
organization sponsors a dinner
and auction once each year for
supporters of wildlife, especially
" waterfowl. They promoted a ban-
quet meeting, just two weeks ago,
which raised some $28,000 for
Recognized for Years of Service
GT Corn recently recognized Linda Wood (on far left), an account representative with GT Corn,
for 15 years of dedicated service. Wood received a Bulova Marine Star quartz watch. Karen
Collinsworth (on left in right-hand photo) was also recognized for five years of dedicated service
in an award presentation in Port St. Joe. Collinsworth, a service representative, received a Linden
Cordova anniversary clock. Also pictured, making the presentations, is External Affairs Manager
Lynda Bordelon (on right in each photo). GT Corn provides local service as well as long distance
to customers in North Florida and South Alabama.
Disaster Assistance From FEMA/State Exceeds $12 Million
In the first month since the
disaster declaration for Hurricane
Georges, more than S12 million in
aid has been approved for
Floridians, Federal Coordinating
Officer Paul Fay, Jr. of FEMA said
More than half of the total
allocation to date-more than
$7.1 million-has been approved
for temporary housing and funds
for minor repairs to make a house
habitable. Low interest Small
Business Administration disaster
loans accounted for $3,691,000,
and another S1.2 million was
approved in individual and family
grants for necessary expenses for
persons who were unable to qual-
ify for a loan from the SBA.
During the first 30 days fol-
lowing the declaration that made
residents and businesses eligible
for federal/state assistance for
disaster-related damages or loss-
es, 14.849 have registered with
FEMA for help.
Twelve counties are eligible,
for individual assistance, and 17
counties are able to apply for help
with disaster related damages for
losses to public facilities, debris
removal, repair or replacement of
roads and bridges, emergency
services, and damage aid for eligi-
ble private, non-profit agencies.
Gulf County received S5.010
for- temporary housing and S672
for individual and family grants.
the purpose of encouraging the
perpetuation of the species.
Each year for the last 20
years, Ducks Unlimited has spon-
sored an annual banquet and
auction for this purpose.
"Waterfowl hunters are beginning
to see positive results from their
efforts," Quackenbush said, as he
ended his talk.
Wewa's Chamber of Commerce announces the
Festival & Parade
Saturday, December 12th
FESTIVAL at Lake Alice Park
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT
Live Entertainment Food Booths Games & Rides
Santa to Visit with Youngsters.
PARADE down Main Street
will begin at Sunset (Time TBA)
For more information, or to enter the A,10/2
parade, call Kcnny Strange at 639-2824.
Neal P. Dunn, M.D. F.A.C.S
Denis E. Healey, M.D.
are pleased to
SJay C. Beiswanger,
A in the practice of
Adult & Pediatric Urology and Urological Surgery.
Dr Beiswanqer received his medical degree at the
Saint Louis University School of Medicine in Saint
Louis, Missouri, in 1992, and completed his rcsidencyv
in Urology at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in
'inston -Salcm, North Carolina in 1998.
Dr. Beiswanger is now seeing new patients.
No referral is necessary.
80 Doctors Drive *
Panama City, Florida 32405
41 10/15, 10/29, 11/12 &11 /26 / 0 "
LOGO-ECTOMY 100% SUCCESSFUL!
ALLTEL Customers Report Feeling of Euphoria!
Free unlimited night
and weekend calling
W 'Both until
spring 1999 Joy
It's a breakthrough. Double
airtime minutes and unlimited
night and weekend calling, both
until spring of 1999, on all
12-month rate plans of $24.95
Plus you get a Motorola ProfileTM
300 Phone for just $.99. And if you
sign up for one of our Bundled
Value Packs, you get cellular and
residential long distance as low
as $.09 per minute. Ask your
ALLTEL sales representative for
You'll be elated with the savings.
Cellular. Paging. Long Distance. And More.
360* COMMUNICATIONS IS NOW ALLTEL. Two telecommunications leaders have joined forces to make your life simpler and more productive. GOOD THINGS ARE HERE.
Panama City: 2503 Hwy. 77 N Port St. Joe: 107 Second St. Marianna: 2811 Hwy. 71 Wal-Mart: At selected locations
0 1998 ALLTEL Corporation. New line of service with a 12-month commitment and credit approval required. Night and weekend airtime valid when making and receiving local calls in your Local Service Area. Night and weekend hours are from 8:00 pm 7:59 am Monday through Friday, and
8:00 pm Friday to 7:59 am Monday. Promotional minutes must be used in the month they are issued, and no credit will be extended for unused minutes. Promotional minutes are valid until March 21, 1999. Roaming, long distance and toll charges apply. $10 activation fee applies for each new
activation. Other restrictions apply. See store for details: PROFILE is a trademark of Motorola, Inc. Limited-time offer.
PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 12, 1998
Gets Right to the Core of Students In
Gulf County students are
going to learn their ABC's as well
as their CV's. CV's mean core val-
ues, and for Gulf County elemen-
tary school students that means
not only knowing how to read,
write and compute, but also how
to be a responsible, honest citizen
of this community.
The state of Florida mandates
that students be taught the
Holocaust and grades nine
through 12 will be provided learn-
ing opportunities on that topic.
However, according to Sara
Joe Wooten, Gulf County Director
of Curriculum and Human
Resources, "We must provide the
younger students with opportuni-
ties to learn and practice appreci-
ation and respect for others.
These children are too young for
the reality of the Holocaust. We
can, however, instill in them toler-
ance and responsibility to prepare
them for Holocaust education at a
less tender age."
To meet this challenge
Wooten and Minnie. Likely, princi-
pal of Highland View Elementary,
joined forces to develop a plan of
action to begin implementation of
character education at the ele-
mentary school level. The plan
includes a "Checklist of Core
Values" which will be sent to
School Advisory Committees, fac-
ulty and staff at all schools and to
Participants will check five
core values which are the most
important for youngsters to learn.
After tallying these responses,:
Wooten and Likely will begin
developing learning activities for'
reinforcing these values.
The five values identified
through this checklist will be
assigned to the Pre-K through,
grade five areas for concentration.
Each grade will have one area to
focus on for the entire year. As
these young students move
through the Gulf County system,
each year will build a core value.
With activities which bring.,
community values to the students'
and among home, school and
"community, Gulf County young-.
sters will gain not only the knowl-
edge needed in the next millenni-
um, but the values needed to pre-
serve family, community and
Cast your ballot!
Members of the community
can.vote on which values should
be included. The values listed are:
caring, courage, fairness, hon-
esty. respect, responsibility, cour-
tesy, generosity, gratitude, patrio-
tism, service, tolerance. coopera-
tion. self-control, ambition, loyal-
ty. and others (list).
To vote just choose any FiVE
of the above. E-mail your choice
to: Wooten firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please identify yourself as a .
community member or educator.
Minnie Likely's advice might
help in making a decision. She
says, "Think of the five most
important things your children
needed to learn from you before
they entered school. Those are
probably the most important
things they need to continue to
The Washington Improvement
Group's proposal to provide a
community reading program has
been approved by the Bay/Gulf
Selection Committee overseeing
Family Preservation and Support
Executive. Director Marsha
Harpool noted that "this isi a pro-
ject that is needed in the North
Port St. Joe community.
Community volunteers recently
completed an eighteen hour train-
ing course with an emphasis on
tutoring literacy, sponsored by a
Laubach Literacy Acti6n Member
Program in Jacksonville and con-
ducted by an LLA-certifed train-
Volunteers completing the
training course are Eddie Fields,
SWIG Reading Program Coordi-
nator: Denise G. Williams. Co-
coordinator; Andrew J. Spire and
Rashed Brown. Youth Coordi-
Certified Public Accountant T.
Michael Tucker donated a com-
puter, complete with CD rom, to
W.I.G. to assist in the efforts to
establish and implement program
activities. Clarence Monette,
chairman of W.I.G.. said that the
donation of a computer will be
extremely beneficial in program
planning and implementation.
He also expressed thanks, to
, the CA finnrm, noting that commu -
nity partners are essential to the
success of WJ.G.'s programs.
The reading program will con-
sist of 24 sessions aimed. at
encouraging family reading within
the community. The opening ses-
sion was held on Satuirday,
October 31, at the WIG Teen:
I See The Star On Line at
34 YEARS EXPERIENCE TWO WEEK CLOSINGS! :
CALL GARY SETTLE, LOAN OFFICER AT (85) 227892
2605 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Email FiRSTFLNINKLINMORTC.A(GEWORLP)NET ATT NET
/ Lowest Fixed andAdjustable Rates Aadablel / 10t Down Payment 2nd Home Fied Rates'
/ 3% Down Payment Primary Residence Loans' / By Mail Closings for Out of Area CustomersI
/' 10% Investment Loans Fixed Rates! / Credit Only Loans!
/ Better Rates, Better Service Means / VA Loans
$SAVINGS$ to Our Customerst! / Free Loan Cost Estimates Faxed Within
/ Call For Free Payment Analysis 5 Minutes of Your Requesti
Tyndall Federal Credit Union employees appear with some of the
diapers that were donated to The Salvation Army's Domestic
Hope" Is a Success
,In honor-, of "International
Credit Union Davy" and "Make a
Difference Day", Tyndall Federal
Credit Union presented over ,
6.500 diapers and a check fdor
$500. to the Salvation Army's '
Domestic Violence Program in a
project called "Operation Hope".
The community service pro-,
ject began October .8. as .employ-
ees, members and people ,in the
community dropped off diapers of
all sizes and types to all Tyndall
Federal branch locations. Sharing
the "People Helping People" credit.
union philosophy. Tyndall Federal
washable to help fulfill a critical
need in the local community.
"We couldn't be more pleased
with the results' of 'Operation
Hope,'" said Lynri W. Owen. IIl,
President/CEO. '"The response
was so positive from the
community, that we extended the
project and were able to provide
thousands of diapers to help fulfill
this critical need.
Tyndall Federal sought., to
help raise awareness, about
domestic violence through the
event, as October is "National
Domestic. Violence Awareness
The Salvation Army's.
Domestic Violence Program
helped 264 women and 543 chil-
dren under the age of four with
1,938 days of lodging In the 1998,
fiscal year alone. Their crisis line
received 8.730 phone calls during
that time frame. with over 3.500
clients receiving counseling from
HEARING AID CENTER
618 W. 23rd Street .
Publix Plaza '
Top Quality; Name
Brqand Hearing Aids
Monthly Service Center ,
Motel St. Joe (PSJ)
Ist Thursday of each month
iyl Siding Soffit & Fascia
Aluminum Carports & Patio Covers Gutters
Screen Rooms Roofovers Awnings
Pool Cages Replacement Windows ;
WEWA SIDING CO.
State Registered Contractor #RR0067101,.
References Gladly Provided
anytime after 5
pensers made of
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1998 PAGE 3)
from Highland View Elementary School
By: Meredith Godfrey
McGruff Visited Drug Rally
.'The photo above was taken during Highland Viebw
Elementary's "Drug Rally '98" held during Red Ribbon Week.
Many students and members of the faculty took part in the rally
which was organized to discourage drug use by the students.
Rplly guests, Sheriff Frank McKeithen and Officer Richard
Burkett, flanked by their "special" law enforcement teammates
McGruff the; Crime Dog (standing tall at left) and Dottle (among,
students in center).
:'i"Who will know the impact of
a teacher: you, student,. mand
God-not a bad audience."
"What Our Commissioners Do" by
*. Third Grader Hali Harden
"Mr. Tony Justice is in charge
of the streets. Mr. Jimbo Nunery
is in charge of the water and
sewer.. Mr.. Phillip Gaskin 'is in
charge of recreation and Mr.
Brian Cox is in charge of health
and welfare. The mayor Is Ray
Dickens and Mr. Phillip Gaskin is
the boss when Mr. Ray is not
This is so clear-maybe she
could help out Congress.
Faith Christian School
The BETA Club will begin Its
annual Thanksgiving can drive on
Wednesday. Any kind of non-per-
Ishable canned or boxed food will
Ie greatly appreciated. All prod-
ucts will be given to the Mission
ni Panama City. For the class with
thle most items, .BETA Club will be
giving a pizza party.
Faith Christian is also partic-
ipfating in a relief fund for
Hbnduras,, sponsored by the
Association of Christian Schools
International. Pennies, nickels,
dimes, quarters, and dollars are
being collected to assist the chil-
dren in Honduras. We welcome
We have been sending home
applications for -a Gulf County
Library card. We encourage you
and your children to join our
library system and to read, read,,
read. There are ,also computers
there for your iuse, and Internet
access. The librarians will be glad
, to assist you if the Internet is a
nlew expenence for you.
There is a Camp Victory
Retreat for students m grades
three to six the weekend of
November 21 and 22. It is a great
place to take your children and
we recommend it highly. Flyers
are available in the office.
'Three of our students com-
peted with students of other Gulf
County schools in the' Voice of
Democracy Contest. Students
competing were Crystal Allyn,
Micah Peterson, and Renee
Vinson.' Renee Vinson was the
winner from Faith Christian.
SMrs. Vinson and our Spanish
11 students traveled to Destin
Monday to enjoy a Spanish-
English production. '
SWe want to thank Rev. Curtis
Clark for speaking in Chapel ser-
vices last week. He talked to the
students about'choosing friends.
Pastor Taylor would like to
extend an invitation to all local
pastors and men from their
churches to gather' for prayer
each Friday at 12:30 p.m. in
Classroom "C" of ourhigh school
wing (along Garrison Avenue).
: The purpose for this, prayer
time is to pray for oulr community
and local concerns.
Dates to Remember r
November 15th-21st, American
November 16th. Progress Reports,
November 19th, Parent's Day. 11"
to 2 p.m. ET;
November 25th, A Christmas
November 26th-29th. Thanksgiv-
November 30th-December 4th.
December 1st, Star Lab.
The PTO sends.. a great
big thank you to all who volun-
teered their time building, order-'
ing, planning,r and working to6
make the Halloween Carnival a
Teachers and staff would also
-is the "Student of the Week"
Third grade teacher Beclky
W,, eston chose the eight year old ,.
daughter of Joanna and Childs
Shirah as the "Student of the
Week". She likes to play with her
-' brothers and' make her baby sis-
ter giggle! She would like to be a"
hospital worker when she grows \
up because her aunts work at a '.. .
Some of her favorites are: t.v.
show, "Oprah": color, red; and, ii
song, "America". She would like to
visit her grandparents in North
Carolina. Janessa says this about' Sponsor School
herself. "1 like reading. My teacher
is super cool. Most of the kids in Safety Summit
my class are my friends."
.. Mrs. Weston said, "Janessa is_ The Florida ;Iepar_,tnl..of
a super sweet girl. She's always .. Education sponsored a Regional
ready to help h 'at-achero--',r"' 'Summit of School Safety and
classmates. She will be'a letader- Security'on Monday, October 26.
one day who'll show kindness to A team representing Gulf District
everyone she meets." Janessa will Schools, comprised of Supt. Jerry
receive a free large pizza from Will Kelley. Larry Mathes, Tim Wilder,
McLemore at the Dixie Dandv. and Lori Price. attended to learn
Congratulations. about current state policies and
Thanks to the Community laws, programs. services, materi-
ails. and funding available from
The third grades at WES state sources.
would like to thank all who came
to our really big Veteran's Day, Team members received a
Program. It was a huge success' comprehensive review of State
and we appreciate the support we Board of Education Rules and
get from our community. Florida law related to school safe-
Anothr Re n leading s So ty and security. The workshops
Another easonReadinhighlighted prevention, interven-
Important tion, and safety planning
From' the NEA,, "We hold this resources currently available
truth to be self-evident that all from the Department of
Schildr'en have the right to read. It Education or other state agencies.
Swe don't secure this right, too
many of our children are likely to The team found this
'lead lives of quiet, or not so quiet, opportunity helpful in making
despair." sure Gulf District Schools receive
First Grade Fun Friday 4.. the benefit of programs, services
Sa and materials currently available
This Friday, November 13, from the state.
the first grade classes will be
sponsoring Fun Friday. This Is Other efforts to ensure stu-
held once each month on one dent safety are focused more
Friday for about 45 minutes. locally. Students throughout-'the
Please give your child money to district observed the "Day of
spend. The money is used to National Concern about Young
enhance classroom supplies. People and Gun Violence".
Thanks! Along with having students to'
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ..
"Students Of The Week",
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week" .
Brand6n Peak, Nathan Tarantinro,
Douglas Dawson, Telisa Register,
and Chris Watson.
American Education Week
will be observed at Port. St. Joe
Elementary School November 16
to 20 with "Take Our Parents To
You are invited .e join yotli
child at school for lunch and
other activities. Details were sent
home with'your child.
Monday. November 16-Pre-K
parents 10:00 to 11:00; 1st grade'
parents 8:30 to 8:50; 2nd grade
parents 10:30 to 11:00; and 5th
grade parents 8:05 to 9:00.
Tuesday. November 17-_3rd
grade parents 12:15 to 1:30.
Wednesday. November l__8-4th
grade parents 12:00 to 1:00.
Friday. November 20-kinder-
Please use the parking area'
by the gym and sign In at the wel-
come station (hear the front
Hey teachers and"' students!
This is a reminder to let you know
" that the' fall edition of the Bulldog
..,Beat is on sale in Miss. Minger's
r ooni for 25* every dhy. You pan,
get one at break or. after school, .so
come to Miss Minger's 'room and
like to say "Thank You" to all PTO
members and other volunteers
who worked hard and dedicated
their time to our annual-
Halloween Carnival to make it a
success and ffo your efforts in
helping us with our student/
teachers needs. Thank You!
Costume Winners .,...
Pre-K: Dustin "pumpkin"
Kindergarten to second grade:
Emily "witch" Dykes (first). Levi
"alien" Richter (second), and Cody
"ninja" Shearer (third).
Third to ffth grade: Stephen
"alien!" Dykes (first), Courtney
"witch" Mork (second), and
Gabble "witch" Whittington and
Brandon "stalker" Chehardy (tied
,: Pictured is Kim Ludlam,
,of WES, distributing finger-
,'printkits and identification
volt t.a.ly.. ,.,n .a pledge,..form
promising to never carry a gyn to
school, to never resolve a dispute
with a gun, and to use their influ-
ence to keep them from doing so,
classroom teachers engaged stu-
dents in discussions relevant to
appropriate conflict resolution
and gun safety.
Students In the primary.
grades also received an Identifica-,
,lon packet. These packets
Included forms to put their name.
address, photograph and finger-
rints. For the convenience of
. parents, an ink strip was also,
Students were excited to find
that the packets also had pins,-,
stickers, refrigerator magnets'.",
with safety rules printed on them ,
and a book entitled "The Tale of,
the Missing Princess" by Mily.
School safety continues to be
a priority for both the Department
of Education and Gulf District
.Schools. The legislative agenda for
',999 will build on these current
efforts, giving school districts
more and better tools to assure
..that schools are safe places to
learn and work.
November 26 and 27 due to
November 26 and 27 due to
The Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test will be given to ';
all fourth and 11fth grade students
February 2 and 3.
*Individual and school scores
*The tests indicate progress..
,toward achieving the Sunshine
State Standards. .
*Eventually,, the scores will
determine promotion 'from ele-.
rnentary to middle school, middle
school to high school, and eligibil-
ity for graduation.
Welcome to another week at
Congratulations to Mary
Harmon who submitted her
poem "Frustrated" and was
selected by the National Poetry
Society. Over 100,000 poems
were entered and Mary's was
among the 2% selected for this
honor. Her poem will be pub-
lished 'in this year's National
High School Anthology which
will be presented to
First Lady Hillary ;
Cudos also go d
out to Erica Alles for B
being selected as
the Gulf County
winner in the Voice
of Democracy Na-
tional 'Audio Essay
by the Veterans of '
Foreign Wars. She
will now advance to
the next round of
The Port St. Joe High School
Chorus concert. "Two Worlds
Collide", written and directed by
Mrs. Ann Comforter, was a great
success. Congratulations, you
did a great job.
Students, remember that
progress reports go home on
The guidance office has
begun Its first edition of Shark
Scholars, giving up-to-date
scholarship information, as well
as helpful hints regarding col-
The Port St. Joe High School
Student Government Associa-
tion will have its annual "Pie
Auction" on Monday. November
23, at 6 p.m., ET, in the high
school Commons Area.
Homemade baked goods will be
auctioned off to raise funds for
the' Student Government.
Everyone is Invited to attend.
Seniors, just a reminder: a
S25 non-refundable deposit for
Grad Nite is due on or before
December 1 to Mrs. Johnson.
Congratulations to Jim
Faison on being selected as the
Tallahassee Democrat's player of
-'. The Port St. Joe
".: team is currently
ranked #6 in the
state. This is a great
Sharks, we hope you
take us to # I.
night, the St. Joe
Sharks will host the
Wewa Gators in a
Game time is 7:30
Everyone is encouraged to
attend early for "Senior Nite" at
7 p.m. in appreciation for the
senior football players, trainer,
cheerleaders, and band mem-
bers who have contributed in
their own ways in making the
last years memorable.
They are Davin Baxter, Rod
Chambers. Meredith Godfrey,
Jennifer Butler. Michael Mize,'
Donnie Baker. April Godwin,
Farica Quinn, James Daniels,
Jim Faison, Krystal Tharpe,
Janah Strickland, Brett Lowry,
Mario Swanston, Matt McCra-
ney, Lindsay Williams, and Mark
seniors, you have made your
PSej M WSd
We are into our second week
of November, and before you
know It Thanksgiving break will
On Monday, November 16;,
progress reports 'will be sent;
home. Parents, if you do not
receive a progress report from
your child, please contact the
school office at 227-3211.
Attached to each student's
progress report is the school
newsletter. The newsletter con-
tains interesting articles which'
have suggestions about parents ofi
middle schoolers, a calefidar of
events, and a message from the:
principal. Make' sure' your calen-
dar of events gets on the refriger- '
ator, so your family doesn't miss
any Important days/events.
On Wednesday, November 11,
the middle school had the oppor-
tunity to. participate in honoring
our veterans. The assembly was
held at 9:00 a.m.,'with Major
USAF (Ret.) Donald W. Capps as
our guest speaker. ,:
Please give Chris Hendricks a;
special "hurrah" for being the only
eighth grade middle school stu-
dent to' run in the Apalachicola
meet. 'It will be held this
Students of the week are
Carla Johnson (8th grade),
Shanna Collier (7th grade, and
April Middleton and Ryan Craig
(6th grade). Good job students.
Parents, if your child Is in
athletics, your support in the
booster club is needed. Please
contact Tonya Nixon or Janis
Tankersley for further informa-
The PSJMS Athletic Booster
Club has announced plans to bol-
ster Its membership drive this
week. A contest between all of the.
AA classes at the school, began
Wednesday to encourage students
to remind their parents to get on
board and help "support athlet-
The AA class signing up the
highest student/member percent-
age between now and the.
Christmas holidays will be treated
to a pizza party by the club. So
students, if you're an athlete (pre-
sent and future), or just love to
eat pizza, get those memberships
rolling int An update on the class
standings will be given as the con-
In closing, look for an article
and picture in this edition of The
Star which advertises "Donuts
for Dad" and "AMuffins for
Mom" on November 17 and 19.
get one., Contact Catherine Barfield, at.-
Progress Reports 227-1221 to find ways that you
Progress reports for this grad- can help.
ing period will be sent home on.
Monday, November. 16. If you T. A 1 Arvt
would like to schedule a PSJ Adopt-A-Class
parent/teacher conference, please
call. 227-1221. S onsors Neeied
The "deadline for Upward .
Basketball :- registration. is '
November 14th for a $30 fee, and
from November 14th through.
19th for a,$40 fee.-The registra-
tion deadline is November 19th.'
'School will not be held
SPot St Joe, Elementary
.School is looking 'for Adopt-a-
Class sponsors; they have 23
classrooms still. in need of spon-
sorship. Any business, church,
civic' group, or individual who:
woiild like to sponsor a classroom'
may. call Cathy Cox at 227-9429
or contact the school at 227-
"Donuts for Dad" "Muffins for Mom"
In the photo above, Port St. Joe Middle School students (1 to
r), Rebeka Farmer, Amy Sasnett, Kayla Wiley, Brandon Lyles and
Stephen Gaddis lo0k on, while parents (1 to r), James Wiley, and
Carol and Bob Lyles, get a head start on next week's "Donuts
with Dad and Muffins with Mom Day".
PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE., FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1998
MEDITATIONS OF A ---
By LOWELL F. ADAMS
No Other God
"Thou shalt have no
other gods before
T OR WHO IS OUR REAL GOD? The God of
Heaven and Earth, the Creator of everything, including,
you and me, wants to, and demands, He have FIRST
PLACE in the thinking and affairs of His children.
Do we sometimes place too much importance on our
material possessions, and sort of lose sight of our
Heavenly Father in the process?
"Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image,
nor 'any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or is
in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve
them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting
the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the
third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love
me and keep my commandments." Exodus 20:4-6.
In-this day, you and I do not make idols to wor-
ship, as many did in Biblical times. But we do,
sometimes worship "idols" of.a different kind.
With some, their idol is their occupation, or
business, With others, it might be recreational ac-
tivities. With most Americans today, it seems our
god is money. Note the vainly extravagant salaries
.being paid in the entertainment and sporting world,
and also in many industrial and governmental posi-
tions. Even the "church" is not immune. The air-
waves are crowded with appeals for money by "ser-
vants of God", who seem to ignore God's many
Scri'ptural promises to materially bless those who
Is the Lord our God? Or do we put something
else in first place? Jesus tells us the First and
Greatest Commandment,is "To love God with all
our heart, and with 'all ourr soui, and with all our,
mind." Matthew 22:37.,
In this worldly flurry of avarice and greed, may
you and I manage to keep our eyes upon Jesus, our
Lord, and always keep God in First Place!
~ BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
--- 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9-45 am Wednesday Night at 6-00 p.m. Youdih
.Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting, Choir Practice :00 pm
"0 taste and see that the Lord isinood: blessed is the man I irMt ritsreti sin Him
Please accept this inrtraton to join us in wirrhip. God bless yei!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, pleise call 64".502i2 -
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue. Port St. Joe
Church Office. 2 27-1493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor
Sunday Schobl ,..".... 9:45 a.m. .
SSnnday Morning Worship ... . 11:00 a.m,;
Sunday Evening Service .. .. .... . 6:30 p.m.
.ednesda ... .. ... 7:00,p.m.
,We Invite You .to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
first UnitedMetfwdist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410 .
Early Service ...................... ...... 9:00 a.m. CT
Contemporary Service ................. 11:00 a.m. CT
MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424
Dr. John Anderson, Music Director-
Office Phone: 648-8820
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 am. (ET)
++1-++ Sunday School 9:45
'+ ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 ad.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
Discover God's Love! r
1601 Long Avenue, Port 5t. Joe 229-8691 .
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Bible Study -i Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth
St. James Episcopal's Annual Bazaar Will Be
Held Saturday, Beginning at 8 a.m.; Refreshments
Final plans have been
announced for St. James
Episcopal Church's annual
bazaar, to be held on Saturday,
November 14th. Doors will open
at 8:00 a.m. with morning
refreshments highlighted to begin
Items for sale will include
ceramic nativity sets, ceramic
glazed Madonna, soldiers (assort-
ed sizes), headwraps, decorated
mini Christmas trees, handmade
quilted tote bags, house plants,
decorated boxes, aprons, and
Home baked goodies of all
kinds will be on sale at the bake
shop-also, the ever popular pep-
per jelly. Red or white chili, rice,
iced tea, and crackers will be
served for lunch.
A handmade quilt, antique
cane chair, and ceramic geese will
be featured in giveaways held
during the event.
Everyone is encouraged to
stop by the bazaar, you're sure to
find something you like. Do your
Christmas shopping and have a
good time with friends. The
church is located at the intersdc-
tion of 22nd Street and Marvin
Avenue in Port, St. Joe.
The Port St. Joe Ministerial
Association will host its annual
Thanksgiving celebration in the
Port St. Joe High School
Commons -' Area on Sunday,
November 22, beginning at 4:00,
This will be a community-
wide gathering which will focus
on Thanksgiving and praise;
Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church will be hosting a teen cri-
sis workshop entitled, "Why' Is
This Happening To Me?", on
Saturday, November 14, at 11:00
a.m. The speakers will be Bro.
Carl White, Sr. and Sis. Denise
Williams. All interested teenagers
are invited and encouraged to
attend. Refreshments will be.,
On Saturday, November 14,
there will be a bake sale and flea
market sponsored by the United
Methodist Women. Many interest-
ing items will be for sale, and deli-
cious homemade baked goods will
also be available. This event will
be held in the fellowship hall of'
the First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe, from 8:00
a.m. until noon.
In Ephesians 2:19 we
find, "So then you are no
longer strangers and
E sojourners, but you are fel-
low citizens with the saints
afd members of the house-
hold of God."
Oliver F. Taylor holdofGod."
Visitation Minister. First Every Christian needs to
United Methodist Church have an identity with a
group of Christians. There
are not any solitary Christians. We become part of
God's family. This was told to us in Paul's letter to
the church in Ephesus.
The family is bound together through Christ.
We share each other's strengths and weaknesses.
This is what family is all about-caring and shar-
ing. Our witness ,is strengthened because of our
"Christian friends. Paul talks about being fellow
citizens with the saints. This-challenges each of us
to be better Christians.'
Daystar at Beach
The Beach Baptist Chapel is
excited and pleased to Invite you
to attend a special service on
November 14 at 6:30 p.m., ET.
Those attending will be minis-
tered to by Daystar. a local group
dedicated to presenting the gospel
of Jesus Christ through song and
This will be a time of encour-
agement for the believer and a
message of hope for the unbeliev-
er. The members of, the church
look forward to seeing you for a
great night of praising and wor-
shiping the Lord and Savior in
song and fellowship.
"Harvest Day" at:
New Bethel AME
Reverend Calvin Griffin, Sr.
and the New Bethel A.M.E.
Church family invite you to join
them in observing their annual
Harvest Day Celebration. this
Sunday. New Bethel is located, at
the corner of Avenue C and
Highway 98 in Port St. Joe.
The morning service at 11:00
a.m. promises to, be a glorious,
time of blessing for everyone, with
believers gathering together to
celebrate in joy, love, and faith.
The church members would like
to share this experience with you
and warmly invite you to attend.
The friendly place o worship!
First Baptist Church
Alexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor.
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES'
Worship Su dav.s at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study -, Sundays at 9 OiI a.m. (all ages) ,
Wednesday '- Adult Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beacdl Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
CHURCH OF CHRIST
9 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue .
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
KEN BUTTERWORTH, minister
Services Through Sat.,,
Members of the Amazing,
Grace Apostolic Church family'.
would like to invite everyone to'
attend the fourth series of "Pastor '
Appreciation Services" which
began last night (Wednesday) and '
will continue through Sunday,
November 15th. '
Services are being held night- ,
ly, beginning at 7:30 p.m., at the
church located at. 106 Robbins
Avenue. Sunday's concluding ser-
vice will be held at the Senior
Citizens Center beginning at 3:00 '
p.m., with dinner following the,'
Join the church family as
they celebrate this blessed and
joyous event honoring Elder R.
Lowery and Sis. A. Lowery .
Choirs from the local community
churches will present songs and Ben it OGrpel
various ministers will speak to n G spe C
and pray for our community. .** "
Please mark your calendars
and prepare to receive a blessing.
If you have a choir or group or Word of Life Holiness Church,
soloist who would like to partic- located on West Beatty Avenue in
ipate, please contact Robin White City, will host 'a benefit
Downs at 227-1724 so that you gospel sing on Saturday,
may be included. November 14th. beginning at 5:30
p.m., ET. Local talent will be fea-
tured throughout the sing.
Attention All Gulf Everyone is welcome and encour-
A ei n All U aged to attend.
County Residents All funds given at the sing will
Healthy Start would. like to.
notify the community that several
families in the area are in need of
infant/toddler car seats. in-
fant/toddler clothing and shoes,
diapers. baby wipes. and .blan-
kets. If you have any of these
items to donate, please contact
Jill Jones at 227- 1276; ext.'126.
Thank you for your support.
go toward helping Della Tanner:
with special needs. Everyone ,is,'
invited to join in the fellowship;
and to aid your neighbor.
Refreshments will be sold to '
raise funds for the needs of this
local family. Any donations will be
appreciated. For more informa-
tion. please call (850) 827-2346.,
S.Comeand Be Blessed! .
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School ..................................................... 10 a.m ..
M morning Service ................................................... 11 a.m ..
Tuesday Bible Study ........ ................................ 7 p.m..
Thursday Praise & W orship .................................. 7 p.m..
-GOD-CAN DO YOU GOOD"'
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor
.. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
'H R'' 1.. Sixteenth Street
508 Sixieenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship.. .. .10 a.m. ...
Adult School ......... 11 a.m.
*Young Children 0
Pastor Ren. J. Reid Camcron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd. ,
r First Baptist C1urch ,u
AJ 102,THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Allen Welborn Buddy Caswell
Pastor Alinister of Mus;c & Youth
Sunday School .. .. ....... i .... 9:45 arn'
Worship Service ........ .. I 1:00 'arlit
Disciple Training ......... ......... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ............. ... .. 7:00 pm ..
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .......... 7:00 pm
Q "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" '
-----------Teaching the Truth of God's Word
FAITH BIBLE CHURCH ,
801 20th Street Port St.; Joe 229-6707
S Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School .. ...... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ........ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .......... .. 6:00 p.m..
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
S Port St. Joe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ..... .. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ......... 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans
Fellowship ...... ... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7:30 p.m.
Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director j
re Baptist Church
BUT TH05E WHO MOPE IN THE LORD WILL
REVIEW THEIR 5TRENGTH. THEY WILL 50AR ON
WING LIKE EAGLE 15AIAH 40:51
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs First Union Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and s p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.homtown.com/grace
Teen Crisis Workshop Methodist Women
at Zion Fair Church Sponsor Bake Sale
is J.'i OY
ro vimif ..I
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1998 PAGE 5B
Safy Y Saew It e7 T7e StaS/
T PUBLIC NOTICE
.the Gulf County Planning and Development Review
Board will meet Tuesday, November 17, 1998 at 10:00
a.m., E.S.T., in the Gulf County Commission Meeting
Room at the Gulf County Courthouse to discuss and pos-
sibly act upon the following:
1) Approve Minutes August 18, 1998
2) Variance Request Jamie and Heather Vathis
i.Te public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these
matters. Information prior to the meeting can be obtained
from the Planning/Building Department/Chief
Administrator's Office, (850) 229-6111.
Sto, November 12, 1998
T rh Five Point and Wetappo
4~ldfills will be closed for
-ia'ks giving on Thursday and Friday,
ember 26 and 27, 1998, but will
pen.o at their regular times on
urday, November 28, 1998.
21o- November 12 19, 19918
The Gulf County Planning/Building Depart-
ment will host a public meeting Monday,
;November 16, 1998 at 6:00 p.m., E.T., in the
County Commission Meeting Room, Gulf
County Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe,
Florida. The purpose of the meeting is to dis-
cuss departmental procedures and answer
questions concerning planning and building
No.rDemo 12 1
Honor Roll Students
Wewahitchka High School
Following is a list of the stu-
dents at Wewahitchka High
School who made the honor roll
for the first nine weeks.
Seventh Grade: Cassie Ward.
Eighth Grade: Monique
Adkins, Caleb Cutchin, Clark
Cutchin, Sarah Grimes, Judith
Husband. Kelli Jackson, Sean
Kerrigan, Angela Padgett, and
Ninth Grade: Clarissa Allen,
Lindsey Carter, Alex Chan, and
Tenth Grade: Rosanna
Ensley, Kimberly Gaskin, Teresa
Jackson, Patrick Kerrigan,
Stephanie Kramer, Ashley
Padgett, and Titus Pittman.
,Twelfth Grade: Stephanie
Ake, Kelly Forehand, Kristi Gay,
Karen Hall, Jennifer Williams,
and Bridgett Williamson.
School has released the names of
its students who ,earned place-
ment on the "All A's" and "All A's
and B's" honor roll for the first
nine-week grading period.
Adkison, Derek Barfleld, Rebecca
Barnes, Summer Grice, Hali
Harden, Whitney Myrqick. Jennifer
Rhodes, Mary' Taunton. Brent
Walker, Brandi Whitfield. Gayla
Wlliamson, and Ashley Gates.
Jackson, Ellen Manor. Matthew
Miller, Hannah Price and Frank
Fifth grade-Jessica Jones.
Hali Price,: Brandon Rouse, and
Bremer, Shelletta Fisher, Jade
Gaskin, Nathan Grimes, Daryl
Knee, Brandy Little, and Jill
"All A's and B's"
Third grade-Sharee Addison.,
Cody Andrews, Heather Barwick.'
Tori Bowles, Jesse Boyd. Tyler
Bush. Janessa Cambell. Amanda
Causey, Kayla Chumney, Joey
Collins, Heather Davis, Caroline
Douglas, Tyra Dupuie, Brittany
Floyd, Jasmine Freeman, Katlyn
Gortman, Elizabeth Grimsley,
Michelle Hand, Nichole Hensley,
Brittany Hewett, Brittany Hoover.
A Jesse Jones, Holly Knowles,
Adrian Lewis, Blake Lincoln,
Meleah Lister, Catherine Long,
Jessica Lott, Kenneth Manor,
Derek McNamara. Tiffany
Newsome, Shana Pridgeor. Li-sa
Richards, Audreanna Rilev,
Joshua Sandlin'. Kendra Smith.
Samantha Spivey. .Joseph
Tackett, Samantha Wade, Kelly
Weeks. Allan Whitfield, and
Fourth grade--Sean Bierman,
Justin Bradley. Virginia Casson,
Justin Goodwin, Terrence Hand.
Justin Land, Robbie Morris,
Desxter Myers, John Paul, Megan
Peak,, Blaine Pitts, Amanda Poe,
April Pridgen. Misty Robbins,
Joey Shipman,, Jessica
Stoppelbeirn, Michal, Taylor.
Joseph Thayer, Bradley; Udell,
and Jasmine Ward. '
Fifth grade-Sean Bailey,
Justin Barnes. Tyril Baxley. Kory
Bidwell, Tyler Bowles. Megan
Crutchfield. Matthew Dorman,
Brenda Driggers, Trey Goodwin,
SeanrHaney, Cody Harden, Krista
-pensley, Benjamin Holley, Sarah
House, Randy Jackson, Sandra
Kelsoe, April Kinney, Courtney
,McMillion, .Daniel McNamara,
,Josh Pitts, Marisa Reed, Amanda
Ries, Michael Riley, Heather
Simmons, Cassandra Stroud,
Justin Suber, and Megan
S sixth grade--crystal Baker.
-Zack Barnes, Shannon Barnes,
Kody Bidwell, Bridget Boyd.
Chase Cox, Candice Gordon.
Holly Gray. Bntney Grice, Scott
THfiro6wer kac'i" Hoover, 'acob
Jackson, Tiffany Laird. Sarah
Lawrence, Courtney Martin.
David McDonald, Anthony
Messer, Lauren Pierola, Donald
Pridgen. Kayla Rich, Porsche
Sandlin. Brandi Sasser,: Jeffrey
Semmes, Will Strange, Mitchell
Udell, 'andCarla Whitfield.
All A's and B's
Seventh Grade: Stephanie
Grimes, Dawn Hall, Dottie Hall,
Laura Husband, Candace Little,
Veronica Marsh, Holly Merritt,
Hunter Nunnery, Laura Parrish,
Fritz Stoppelbein, Jessica Wells,
Brandi Williams, and Monica
Eighth Grade: Cortne Hoover,
Jesse Knee, Matthew Ludlam,
Derrick McMillion, Meagan
Morris, Jonathan Thomas, and
Ninth Grade: Gregory Bar-
nett, Judson Carnley, Nicole Hall,
Tonya Hall, Ryan Martin,
Kimberly McMillion, Jeffery
McNeil. Melissa Smiley, Christina
Stroud, Peter Taunton, Christina
Ward, Ansley Williams, Jennifer
Williams, and Jeffery Yoder. ,
Tenth Grade: Renee Ardire,
Joseph Chambliss, Philip Hall,
Adrian Jackson, Kristin Jones,
Tera Kent, Myron May, Joseph
McLemore, Stephanie McDaniel,
David Ortiz, John Poe, Donald
Price, Crystal Robinson, George
Simmons, Chester Udell, and
Eleventh Grade: Brandy Ake,
Melissa Babb, Sarah Bailey,
Andrew Davis, Shray Gilbault,
Timothy Harvey, Krystal Hen-
dricks, Russell Knee, Stephen
Price, Chris White, and Joni
Twelfth Grade: Amanda
Atchison, Austin Atchison, Kristal
Bailey, Elizabeth Dietz, Maranda
Jones, Benjamin Russell, Amy St.
Clair, and Jarrott Strickland.
Messer Home Sales, Inc.
* DCA Homes approved for SHIP
* Two different manufacturers avail-
able for DCA approved homes
1997 Zone III REPO Doublewide
Super Clean tape and txcitred $
livi'hg room, 24x50, a great deal ..... .12 9 ,9
3 16x80's Zone IIP's
Set-Up and Delivered, cen. hc-a, $
skirting, starting at ....
3 & 4 bdrm. Zone III Doublewides
In Stock ,
S startingat .........
Come by or call Messer Home Sales
in Blontstown on Hi hway 2Q
-1. ..42 5-
"Experienced driver? Driving record clean for three years? You,
could get 15% off for excellent behavior. Five years? 25%."
-. Being in good hands is the only place to be':"
M.i c. -..- .
In the photo above, Chris
Hendricks, president of
Student Government "at the'
Middle School, poses with
Princess and Erin.
To Give Away TY
The Port St. Joe Middle
School PTSO will be giving away
two Ty Beanie Babies at the last
home football game on November
13th. For a S1.00 donation you
will have a chance at taking home
a Princess or Erin bear.
The organization wishes to
extend a "thank you" to Renee
Shoaf of Interiors, Etcetera for
donating the beanie babies. For
more information contact* PTSO .
President Traci Gaddis at 648-
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Mexico Beach
Sunday, Nov. 22 at 6:00 p.m. CT
F'Wor Wore fosmatio eall 644F-5776
students working ainst tobacco o(T,
and the Gulf County Communitv 14
invite you to join in:. m eoU "
Nov 19th -
Win a turkey!
I,, have been adopted by
,for the Great American Smoke-Out. I will do everything possible to
avoid using tobacco for 24 hours on November 19, 1998. Adoptee and
adopt. are both eligible to win a turkey. Clip this registration and
turn in at the Health Department or School Health rooms by
S'Adoptee: (person who uses tobacco and is willing to try not to smoke or chew for the
v Great American Smoke-Out on November 19,1998)
Adoptor: (person who cares for someone who uses tobacco and is willing help them
not to smoke or chew for the Great American Smoke-Out November 19,1989
Please fill out your adoption papers. Cut off the registration forms and drop them off at the
Gulf County Health Department or the School Health rooms by November 18th to be
eldgible for a drawing for a free Turkey.
PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1998
| PUBLIC NOTICES I
The Board of City Commissioners will hold a open
forum meeting (discussion of any Issues brought
forth) In the Teen Center at the Washington Gym
Complex on Thursday, November 12th at 6:00 p.m.
Any and all persons are urged to attend and be
Itc. November 12. 1998.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
THE BANK OF NEW YORK. as Trustee
under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement
dated as of May 31. 1997. Series 1997-B,
-vs Case No: 98-225-CA
JIMMY WADE; MARY ANN WADE; JOHN
DOE and JANE DOE:
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the
above-styled cause, In the Circuit Court of Gulf
County, Florida. I will sell the property situate in
Gulf County, Florida. described as:
See Exhibit "A" attached hereto and
Incorporated herein by reference.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for
cash, at the front steps of the Gulf County
Courthouse, In Port St. Joe, Florida. at 11:00 A.M.
EST on Nov. 20. 1998.
DATED this 20 day of October, 1998.
Clerk of Circult Court
By: Tonya Knox
NOTE: THIS COMMUNICATION. FROM A DEBT
COLLECTOR, IS AN ATrEMPT TO COLLECT A
DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL
BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
Lot l Block F. Highland Vilew Subdia.iior,. less
and except the following described portion of Lot
SI Beginning at the Northwest Corner of said Lot
1I;: thence East 50 feel to the Northeast Corner of
aald Lot II. thence South along the East line of
saJid Lot II a distance of 46 5 feel thence
S88 l'15"W. 5001 feel to the Southeast Corner of
Lot 14 of said Block F thence North 47 5 feel to the
Point of Beginning Also all of Lots 12 and 13
Block F. Highland View Subdinision. a aubdnislon
in the South Hali of Government Lot 13 in Section
26. Township 7 South. Range II West. Gull
County. Florida. as per plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book I. Page 22. Public Record, of CGulf County
LESS AND EXCEPT that poruon of said Lots 12
and 13 lying within the additional Right of Way
acquired by the Floridna Department of
Transportation for the Gulf County Canal Bridge
more particularly described as folloaa
Commence at the Southeast Corner of Block F.
Highland View. as per plat recorded in Plat Book I.
Page 22 of the Public Records of Gulf Count).
Florida thence N69454 53"W. along the South line
of said Block F. 17963 feet io the Southaes' r.
Comer of said Block F. thence N26'00 21 "W. alone
the Westerly line of said Block F. 155 75 feet to the
Southwest Comer of said Lot 12 of said Block F
and the Point of Beginning. thence conunue ..
N26:00"21"W along said Westerly block Line.,
10293 feet. to the Nortlhaest Corner of Lot 13 of
said Block F. thence 89-54 53"E. along the North
line of said Lot 13,. 61.75 feet.. -hence S25:44'56"E.
102 71 feet to the South line of said Lot 12 thence
N9:54 a3"W. along the South line of isad Lot 12.
Mt. Carmel to Host
Harvest Day Program,
Mt. Carmel Missionary
Baptist Church will be holding its
annual Harvest Day Program on
November 15 at 11:00 a.m. The
speaker will be Bro. David Lewis,.
Rev. Luther Baker, pastor, and
the members of Mt. Carmel invite
you to.cole pvrshp. wviLhL them.
61.23 feet to the Point of Beginning.
2tc, November 5 and 12, 1998.
The Board of City Commissioners will be in
Thomasville November 13th and 14th to review
motel and hotel operations located on Highway 19.
Any interested parties are urged to join them
beginning at 8:00 p.m. Friday.
Itc. November 12, 1998.
STATE OF FLORIDA
NOTICE Q ERMIT ISSUANCE
The Department of Environmental Protection gives
notice of Its permit issuance (File No. 23-0143099-
001-DF) .to S & S Properties, Inc., c/o Mary Ann
Wasmund, Post Office Box 385, Apalachicola.
Florida 32329, to construct a 4' X 224' dock with a
6' X 26' terminal platform.
The project site is located at Lot 1B and 2B of
"Dolphin Bay to Beach" Subdivision as per official
plat thereof n Plat Book 3. Page 48. on file with the
Clerk of the Circuit Court for Gulf County. Florida,
lying in a portion of Sections 7 and 18, Township 9
South. Range 11 West. Gulf County, Florida.
A person whose substantial interests are affected
by the Department's proposed decisions in this
permit may petition for an administrative proceed-
ing (hearing) in accordance with Section 120.57,
F.S. Petitions fed by the permit applicant and the
parties listed below must be filed within 14 days of
receipt of this intent. Petitions filed by other per-
sons must be filed within 14 days of publication of
the public notice or within 14 days of their receipt
of this Intent, whichever occurs first. Third party
petitioners shall mail a copy of the petition to the
appllcant at the address indicated above at the,
aume of flhng Failare to file a petition within this
timeperiod shall constitute a waiver of any right
such persons may have to request an administra-
tive determination (hearing) under Section 120.57,
F.S. The petition must be filed (received) in
b-Department of Environmental Protection
OiTice orc.reneral Cour.nel MS# 35
3?00 C ,ni-uTi.rnrealth Bouleard
Tallaha ee FL 323';'9 3000
bTrie penu,.n mus. rc.run the inJrmauon ei forth
(a I The nime .addre-. and telephone number
of ea.:h peuunner. the applicant name and
address the Deparunetnt Permit file Number
ana the counitv in ahi,:h the project i proa .
(b I A statementr.of hoi.ho andi hen each peuuo.n.
er received nouce ol ihe Deparunent acun
or propoeeoa acuon
Ic ) A ;rutT.mieni ol r,.-.w each petitioner's sub- .
-irinuil iriecesi are affected by the
Detpirtmernt s a,:uotin or proposed action
IdI) A latemrn.rn of marend faii,: disputcd by
Peuuon.rr i an\
le I A iLtatmenl of fact whJch puuoner cn.n-
tends warrant resersaiJ or rriodilicauon ol Jthe
De.p rur.ent ;cucn or propo-.ed aconr,:
'Ifl A saternerii of, hir-.l rule, or sLatdtei pen-
f aner conends require re'ersal or modlfca.
non of the Depa-unerit. acuon or proposed
g I A ,Itatemenr, of the relief sought by peouron
er. Luanne prei.-ivly the action peUuoner
a-anu thei- Dipaiu-ment r tak- ith respect to10
the Deparuntmnrt action or proposed acuonn
If a peuUon to filed. the adminrustrave hearing
proce.U. m-ill c.nurute a renewed determnatuon of
tle Departurientis deci-iorn on the application
Accurdirnp, tine Departmenr t final acton may be
difTerent t'rom the pou:luon taken by i in thi.
intent FPermionn u hore ubslnuadl litersts% will be
af'ected b ari derc.ion of the Department with
regard lo the appwlicaurion ha,.e the nght o petition
toi become a paM" to the proceeding The puuuon
must co~:o.ni rmo the requirements specified abowe
and be filed lre:cii edl ithiln 14dae of receipt of
thi- itenit. Ir, the trnfike o" Ge.neral Ciiniel at the
above address Failure to peuuorn nihiln [he
allowed tue frame consuRute- a .Aver f any right
such p-rson ha. lo requ.-s, a he.rnng undIer
Secun 120 57. F S. and to parucipav a.: a party
to .is proceeduire nu subsequerni lr ier'enuon
ill only be at the approval of [the presiding officer
upon moon fidel puL-uarsn lt Rule, 26-5 20r7 and
2t. N:.. emn.br 12 ard l. 1 ,
L ,- .- ,. -'
for Better Drivers
Talk to us about how safe drivers can save.
ROY SMITH, LAURA RAMSEY, CINDY WARD
HANNON INSURANCE AGENCY
Phone (850) 227-1133
Being in good hands is the only place to be.m
01997 Allstate Insurance Compoany, Northbrook, Illinois. Subject to local availability and qualifications.
Other terms, conditions and exclusions may apply..
Commodities Will Be
Distributed Nov, 17, 19
Beautify Adopted Highway
VFW Post #10069 and its Ladies Auxiliary policed their sec-
tion of the "Adopt-A-Highway" clean-up, located along Highway
98 in St. Joe' Beach, on Tuesday, October 27th. Shown in the
photo, during the day of community service which produced 16
bags of trash, are Dick Seefeldt, Bill Young, Carlos Wight, Ron
Steventon, Marcia Wight, Donald Rudd, Betty Rudd, Wanda
Walker, Jack Hanson, Dick Walker, Robert Bodiford, Jack Kiveit
and Arnetta Henderson. The photographer, Ginny Seefeldt, obvi-
ously not shown in the photo, was also a helper.
This column is provided as a service ofl Me Lite MAfanagement Center. a professional counseling anrd
mental health center It is not iniendea to replace ps) crological counseling or ireaiment services.
Dear Counselor: toms. However, a child should be
I have an eight-year old son properly diagnosed before any treat-
who is driving me up the wall. He is ment is administered.
so fidgety and hyperactive. I can't Most pediatricians are capable
get him oto st sill long enough to of properly assessing behavior prob-
carry on a conversation with him. lems in c- 'dren. However, your first
If I take him to church, he step tov helping your son prob-.
squirms and wiggles and often ably we to consult a compe-
speaks n a manner that causes dis- tent mea ...alth counselor. This
ruptlon of the services. His perfor-e i counselor can provide proper:
mance in school Is a total disaster. assessment, behavioral modifica-
He has failing grades and frequent e L ion counseling and referral to a
discipline problems. a child psychiatrist or your pediatri-
Do you think he has ADHD and cian for pharmacological treatment.
should take him to a pediatrician in addition to thorough assess-
for Ritalin? ment. mental health professionals
fortaln? truly. provide much needed behavioral
Yours truly. treatment and parent training as an
Stumped Mom adjunct to medication. Life
Dear Mom, Management Center has profession-
First, let me applaud you for al counselors who can help. Please
seeking help. To answer your ques- call and schedule an appointment.-
tions concerning whether or not John A. Ray. M.S.
your son has ADHD. the Informa- Outreach Counselor
tion you presented definitely raises Life Management Center
However. it Is far from being Please address your questions
definitive enough for me as a profes- and comments to:
sional. to make a diagnosis. It a
seemsoal oH mdakadnosisa.n. Dear Counselor. 311 Williams
somewnh t bf& Po v'a nt ,-.ete- r ee 'oe. .32456a-
beleve Rita n e'a- Namesandaddresses are option.e
tions are inadequate substitutes f6r., al and will remain condential.
good behavior training. Letters may be edited for length.
Please don't think I disapprove Urgent inquiries and requests
of prescribing Ritalin to children for professional counseling
with ADHD. for it has a marked should be directed by phone to
effect toward improving their symp- 227-1145.
SJ Bay Committee
Will Meet Today
The St. Joseph Bay Commit-
tee will meet today, Thursday,
November 12, in the City of Port .
St. Joe's Fire Department meeting
room, located behind City Hall,
beginning at 9:00 a.m., ET.
This meeting will feature a
presentation by Rosalie Shafftter,
technical information specialist
for the National Marine Fisheries
Services in Panama City. The pre-
sentation will be entitled "Coastal
All interested persons are
invited to attend. For more infor-
mation, please contact Dr. Robert
King at 227-1812 or 1-800-326-
Sign-Up Through 30th
The USDA-NRCS (Natural
Resources Conservation Service):
office in Blountstown is now hold-
ing the 1999 (FIP) Forestry }
Incentives Program sign-up. Sign-
up began on November 2 and .will
continue until November 30.
If you are interested in cost-
share dollars for tree planting,
please call (850) 674-8271 or
come by the NRCS office, located
at 837 Leonard Street in
II QulffCoUnty Schools
NOVEMBER 16-20, 1998
MON- Grilled Chicken Patty,
Rice, Peanut Butter 'Cup, .
Applesauce and Milk.
TUES- Beef Stew, Tossed
Salad, Peaches, Roll and Milk.
WEDS- Coney Dog on Bun,
Hash Brown Patty, Orange,
Vanilla Pudding and Milk. '
Macaroni, Greens, Pears in
Jello, Roll and Milk.
FRI- Cheese Pizza, Tossed
Salad, Pears, Bread Sticks and
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF CERTAIN ITEMS.
U. S. Department of Agricul-
ture surplus commodities will be
distributed to eligible area resi-
dents on November 17th and
19th. The foods will be distributed
at the old Senior Citizen's build-
ing in Port St. Joe and the Senior
Citizen's building in
The distribution in Port St.
Joe will be on Tuesday, November
17th, from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m.,
ET, and the distribution in
Wewahitchka will be on'
Thursday, November 19th. from
12:00 until 2:00 p.m., CT.
Recipients must have a
Town Hall Meeting
at WIG Teen Center,
The City of Port St. Joe and
the Program and Activities
Committee of the Washington
Improvement Group will be spon-
soring a "Town Hall Meeting"
today, on Thursday, November
12', at the -' WIG Teen
Center/Office, from 6:00 to 8:00'
p.m., ET. ,
Your presence is requested at
this meeting. Port St. Joe Mayor
Johnny Linton, and
Commissioners Charles Tharpe.
Damon'McNair, Jr., Jerry Barnes.
and Da~id Horton wish to meet
with all: North Port St. Joe resi-
dents to discuss community con-
This is an opportunity for
every resident to come out and
voice your opinions and share
your concerns with the communi-
ty's elected officials. Plan now to
For additional information,
please contact Pearlie Fields or-"
call the Washington Improvement
Group office at 229-6847.
current commodity card to receive
their commodities. There will be -
no registration at the distribution '
Anyone who has- questions
concerning their eligibillty or
would like to sign tp should call
229-9114, 639-506, or stop by
the commodity office in the Gulf
County Courthouse prior to these,,,
dates. Wewahitchka residents
may go to the old courthouse on.
Wednesday, November 18th, from
12:30 to 4:30 p.m., CT, to certify
Any household whose gross
income is not in excess of the
state established maldmum per-
centage of the poverty line for the:,
appropriate household: size or
who can prove its eligibility for
food stamps, Aid to Families with
Dependent Children (AFDC),._
Supplemental Security Income .
(SSI), or Medicaid is eligible to,-
receive the USDA foods. '
SDocuments accepted as proof
of eligibility include proof of eligi-
bility :in the above programs. As
an alternative to providing such
documents, a household may
simply complete an application":
giving total household income. ,-
Rules for acceptance and par-,
ticipation in the program are the -
same for everyone without regard
to race, color, national origin, age.
sex or handicap.
Hours" Nov. 1lthl
The Gulf County Chamber ;fo
Commerce will NOT have a "First
Friday Breakfast" this month. The:
chamber will instead have a
"Chamber After Hours" at the St.
Joseph Country Club on County:-
Road 30 next Thursdaq,,.-:
November 19th, from 5:30.to 7:30:
p.m. All chamber, members ae' -
cordially invited to the mixer
hosted by ALLTEL CommmunicaP-47,
Health Council tions, formerly 360':Commnnica-
~"- "- "~'"'*-" ltions. '. :';.-, ...,; ; ;
to Meet Today
The Big Bend Health Council
will meet on Thursday. November
12, at 2:00 p.m., ET, in the con-
ference room of the Gadsden
County Health Department in
Reports on the Positive Living
'98 Conference, the Title IlI
PlainingPFoject, Food Safet,"'fthe
Primary Care Project. the
Community Health Task Force,
and the Community Planning
* Partnership will be discussed. The
public Is invited to attend and will
be given an opportunity to com-
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
V.F.W. POST 10069
and Ladies Auxiliary
1774 Trout Avenue Highland yiew
with donations from your local merchants ..
A Day of Festivities
November 14th nobn to 4 p.m.
(Rain date November 21 st)
Free Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
12:00 Let's Get Acquainted
2:00 Little G.I. Joe & Little G. I. Jane contest
(under 12 please) Dress up like a real 0.I.!!!
3:00 Contest for the Oldest and Youngest'
2-4 Musical Entertainment
DOOR PRIZES ALL DAY LONG
Face Painting Games Door Prizes
Bring your families, lawn chairs &
enjoy the festivities Il!
Of all the
things that .
smoking can do '.i.
to your body,,'
this ...one is
and unheard of
Or to'be exact, erectile dysfun'c-
tion. Why haven't we heard of
/this yet? That ps exactly what 60;1
Minutes said in their feature dn"
November 1. "'' .
This is not just another "so0,
So", "kinda sorta"- experimental
Fact. It is proven. The 60 Minutes
feature showed, Dr C. Carlson.
chairman of'' the Urology
Department at the University of
'North Carolina,- based' lis find-
,ings ron a study conducted by
the American Medical
Association (A.M.A.) Med a.,
The results of.the study were
amazing. It found that if you
smoke, or have been exposed to,.,
a large amount of secondhand.
smoke, you are twice as likely to
experience early impotency,
than those who don't -smoke. '
How does this happen? Well,
it's as simple, as how smoking
effects, your lungs and heart.
The toxins in tobacco damage
blood vessels; thus allowing lim--
ited blood flow. Since an erec-
tion requires increased blood
flow, the decrease in circulation
results in erectile dysfunction.
This can precede heart trouble.
So, if you are :.experiencing'
problems, get them checked out
by your doctor.' Your symptoms
may lead td a more serious dis-
You may be thinking at this
point that the new wonder drug
"Viagra" can keep you safe from
this problem. Viagra is less like-
ly to help if the problem is due
to decreased circulation caused
by the changes in the blood ves-
There is still hope. The soon-
er you quit the greater your
chance of reducing the risk of
early erectile dysfunction.
So next time you light up,
even it's too late for you; think
about how your son's future
may be hindered by your second
If you have any questions or
would like to see the video of the
60 Minutes feature, contact the
Gulf County Health Department
at 227-1276, extension 120,
Regina Washabaugh Tobacco
You're in good hands.
q'I.n Sar... f...dSt. JTe FL *- I~raa.. T rra .aNO.*~ ~ L f. M.L',V. 1...199oP age Seve
AUCTION EVERY FRIDAY NITE, at
7 p.m. EST at Old Port Theatre in Port
St. Joe. Wade Clark Auctions,
10% Buyer's Premium. AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743
1992 Cadillac Deville, bronze, excel.'
cond., 1994 Chevy cargo van, excel.
cond., low mileage, used for appliance
business. Call Maxine at 647-3456. Will
return your call after 6:00 p.m. EST.
Two 15 passenger church vans for sale,
low miles,some minor maintenance
needs. 1 1990 Ford, white, at, a/c,
power, $4,000. 1-1991 Dodge, gray, at,
a/c, power, 86,000. Call Long Avenue
Baptist Church, 229-8691.
( 1987 Mazda RX7, GXL, runs good.
$1,500. Call 227-1568. tfc 11/5
1988 Cutlass Clera, good tires, nice
Interior, 4 door, new battery, $2,000
obo. 227-9690. 3tc 10/29
'95 Honda Passport, good condition,
black exterior, grey interior. Call 229-
8997 during day, or 227-3412 in the
evening. tfc 8/13
'93 Honda 250 Nighthawk motorcycle.
low miles, S1,950. Call 227-1639 or
227-1109, ask for Charlie or Linda.
SAILBOATS. 27' Hunter. 86,500 bbo;
27' Walkins 8 12,000: 22' Morgan, needs
TLC. S900. 229-6383 evenings. -
18' Viking boat and trailer. $525, no
motor. Call 648-4338.
35 hp Johnson o/b rebuilt w/gear shift
& steering. $1.200. Pontoon seats wrap
around with captain's char, pedestal,
helm & water sink. S450. 24' pontoon
trailer. S600. 647-3452. tf 11/5
.. th, ,i_ Q,. vioru..aes
less'than 400 hours. So .-tlecLronics
and all aluminum tandem trailer.
Reasonable offer. 648-8211.
-II. FO RENT I
2 bedroom, 2 bath townhome in Port St.
Joe. New carpet, w/d hookups, very
nice. 8475/month. Contact Prudential
Resort Realty, 227-2000. ,tc 11/12
Unfurnished townhouse, Mexico Beach,
2 bdrm., I 1/2 bath, all appliances,
new carpet & vinyl, downstairs, I year
, lease, $525 mo., S525 security deposit.
850-233-3629. j 2tc 11/2
12x60 trailer at"Overstreet. Call' 648-,
5306. tfc- ll/12
aulfaire townhome. I bdrm., I bath +
loft, all appliances & dishwasher, 8450
month plus deposit. 648-8007.
Unfurnished 2 bdr., 1 1/2 ba.
townhouse, appliances fur-
nished, ch&a, no pets, nice,
quiet neighborhood, 1022-B
Woodward Ave., $495 month.
Call Anne between 8 a.m. 5
p.m. at 229-6914.
Casa Del Mar condo, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2
baths, washer, dryer, 'stove & refrig. fur-:
nished. Call 229-6061 or 229-6961, ask
for Bill Carr. tfc 11/5
Two bedroom, I bath, stove & refrig.
furnished, 100 Helmet St., Call 229-
6061 or 229-6961, ask for Bill Carr.
Si wa 5a t 9 74e Seef
Safe 'N Dry Storage
302-B Reid Ave., PSI, FLn
Ofec. 509 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Comer of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
For Rent or; Sale: 225 8th St. 5 bed-
room, 2 bath, large kitchen, large
fenced yard, 229-8757. 4tc 10/29
BEACH STORAGE. New 5x10, 10x10
and 10x20 available now. For limited
time only, pay one month and get sec-
ond month free for units in our new
building. Call 227-7200 to rent today
Prime. retail space for rent on Reid Ave.
Call 229-8581. tfc 11/5
FOR RENT-' Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
home in new condition. Many extras!
has Gulfaire pool/beach privileges.
Available immediately on yearly lease.
$1,000' per month plus utilities.: 215
Gulfaire Dr. Contact Parker; Realty of
Mexico Beach. 850-648-5777. tfc 11/5
Two bedroom mobile home. 639-5552.
2 bdrm. 1 1/2 ba. mobile home, new
carpet, fenced yard, 1/2 mile, from
beach, $350 per mo. includes water,,
sewer, trash, and cable TV. One month's
deposit. No inside pets or children. 648-.
5229. -,. tfc 11/5
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. .,, .. fc 11/5,
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, Port St. Joe., Affordable housing
for,the elderly and the handicapped..
Cen. h &4, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const.. stove & refrig.. fur-'
nished. fully carpeted. 1 bdrmn.. apts.' on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.Call
229-6353 for more information. NOW
TAKING APPLICATIONS tfc 11/5
Apartments and Homes for Rent: One to'
3 bedroom apartments. duplexes. and
homes for rent in Mexico Beach.
Furnished and unfurnished. Call
Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for more
information. tfc 11/5
Sunnyside Apt., 2 bd./2 ba. gulf view
apartment, washer/dryer, microwave,
d.w., cen. h/a, furnished or unfur-
nished, long term rental. All utilities
furnished, i$600, security deposit
required. 648r-5146. ; tfc 11/5
* Large 2 bdrm. house. stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
* Laige 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.'
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house. I 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm.. ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
*Small'2 bdrm. home. auto heat &.air,
washer/dryer hook-up. :
* One bedroom apartment, washer/,
:Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
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
Office space for rent adia- :
cent to Citizens Federal -
$500 per mo., plus utilities.
410 Long Ave., Port St. Joe,
Private office space
in downtown Port
St. Joe. Call 229-,
Now Renting Spacious
1, 2 & 3 bedroom opts.
:INE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
For Rent, One Bedroom
MOSS CREEK APTS., 126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
S Voice/TTY Access
\ (352) 472-3952
Yard Sale: Saturday, 8 a.m., 511 9th
St., Port St. Joe. Items for sports fans,
home and garden, babies and some fur-
niture. Big screen TV. Itc 11/12
_a54 fw -Sac,-w 'r*.76 $ A te4
Yard Sale: Fri., Nov. 13th, & Sat., Nov.
14th, 8:30 a.m. until, 503 22nd St.
Household items, clothing, dishes, plus
Beanie Babies and Christmas decora-
4 family Warehouse Sale: 509 4th St.
Odd furniture pieces, lamps, bed linens,
plus size clothes, lots of crafts, ceramic'
molds, bicycle, towels & lots. lots more.
SATURDAY ONLY, 8 a.m. till. ltc'
.Yard, Sale: Sat.. Nov. 14th from 8-12.
Piano, clothes. Christmas decorations,
lots of misc. 1007 Marvin Ave.
Yard, Sale: Moving. Friday "and,
Saturday, Nov. 13 & 14. 7:00 till. 650
Madison St., Oak Grove, PSJ. New
Frigidaire self-cleaning oven, $500.
Sears Kenmore wrinkle guard dryer.
$75: exercise equipment, refrig., 21 cu.
ft. w/Ice maker, NEW S550. Office desk,
dishes, sofa & love seat, much more.
Yard Sale: 235 Coronado St.. PSJ
Beach. Saturday, Nov. 14th, 8 until. 2
chain saw. Ruger 22 w/scope. air rule,
14v cordless drill, SEars 5 hp wood
chipper, picnic table, Nintendo game,
medicine cabinet, 1 1/2 hp lawn sprin-
kler pump. Lots of odds and ends.
Bake, Sale and Flea Market, fellowship
hall, First United Methodist Church,
Port St. Joe, 8:0q a.m. noon,
Saturday. Nov. 14. Itp
Yard Sale: Nov. 14th, 8:00 1:00, 182,
Bdnita & Cobia, Highland View. Toys,
clothes, and exercise equipment.
Moving Sale: 710 Woodward Ave., Fri.,
Sat., Sun., 9-5. Lots of miscellaneous.
Yard Sale: Sat., Nov. 14, from 9:00 a.m.
- 4:00 p.m. Location at Howard Creek,
corner of Whitfield and Squirrel.
Bedroom furniture, something for
Back' Porch Sale: Friday, Nov. 13th '&
Saturday; Nov. 14th, 12 5:30.
Scanner, telephone, dishes, clothes &
misc. NO EARLY SALES. 1021 Wood-
ward Ave., park in rear. Itc
Baked goods and crafts, yd ale
donatet Usbn-r fe rua 6J
8 a.m. m haJ]c.,on1o~ d.l hls
of Naz re women's Ministry, 2420
Yard Sale: 121 Hunter Circle, 8:00 -
11:00. Clothes and misc.items. ltc
Yard Sale: 1212 Long Ave., Nov. 14th,
Saturday. 7:00 12:00. Glass, collec-
tables. Christmas gift ideas. ltp
Yard Sale: Rain or shine, Sat., Nov.
14th, 334 Bay St., St. Joe Beach, 8:00
till. Please ,do not come before 8:00.
YARD SALE: Sat.. Nov. 14th. 8-12:00.
137 Barbara Drive. Itc 11/12
Come to a GIGANTIC YARD
SALE! You've never seen one
like this beforelll Don't miss itll
2 bdrm. suites,, furn., grandfa-
ther clock, copy machine, car-
pets, craft items, knic-knacs,
kitchen stuff, sheets, blankets,
dryer, band saw, radar for
boat, refrig. truck. Too much
stuff to list. Something for
everyone. Howard Creek, 71 n.
to 2 mi. past White City Bridge,
'right at Doc Whitfield Rd., 8 mi.
left at Old Bay City Rd., 1/2 mi.
to 549 on left. Friday, Nov. 13,
Sat., Nov. 14, 8 a.m. till ???
Homemaker Position Available. The
Gulf County Sr. Citizens has a home-
maker position open In the.
Wewahlitchka area. This will be a 20 hr.
a week position. The applicants must
have dependable transportation, have a
high school diploma and be at least 18
years of age. Applications can be picked
up at the Wewahitchka Senior Center
between 9:00 and 1:00 Monday'through
Friday or the Port St. Joe Senior Center
between 8:00 and 5:00 Monday through
Friday. Please call 229-8466 for more
information. The Gulf County Sr.
Citizens is an equal opportunity
employer. Applications will be accepted
through Nov. 20th.
Office help needed: must have comput-
er expenence. Rich's IGA. Wewahltchka.
Contact Betty Rich, 639-5343. tfc 11/5
COUNSELOR: Provide individual,
group, and family counseling with ado-
lescents and their families in the Gulf
County area. Attendance/participation
in truancy court required. Client con-
tact will be in-home, school, and office.
Position is Monday through Friday.
Bachelor degree in social work or relat-
ed field and two yrs. experience working
with adolescents and families, or mas-
ter degree with one year experience.
All positions require background check
clearance, valid driver's license with
good record, and reliable transporta-
tion. Full-time benefits include, paid
health Insurance. 401k plan. vacation
and holiday pay.
Send resume and letter specifying posi-
tion desired to: Anchorage Children's
Home, 2121 Lisenby Avenue, Panama
City, FL 32405. EOE.
JOB NOTICE: The City of Port St. Joe Is
accepting applications for the following
Application and job description may be
picked up and returned to the
Municipal Building, 305 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Application
deadline November 25, 1998.
The City of Port St. Joe enforces a Drug-
Free Workplace Policy and Is an Equal
Opportunity / Affirmative Action
Employer. 2t 11/12
Wanted: CNA's for full time positions. all
shifts available. Apply in person. "Ask
about our sign-on bonus" -at
Apalachicola Health Care Center, a drug
free workplace. .2tc 11/5
Looking for a dependable person to take
over Chem-Dry Carpet 'Cleaner fran-
chise in Gulf and Franklin county. Must
have own van. 648-8595. 2tc 11/5
Now hiring food servers, kitchen help
and bartenders. Apply In person at The
Top of the Gulf, talk with Donna. No
phone calls please. fc f11/5
Tired of sitting around the house? We
need;outgoing people who smile a lot.
Work 2-4 hours a day during lunch in
Mexico Beach. Very flexible schedule
and, pay. Ideal. for retirees or anyone.
else. No experience necessary. Contact
Mike Norman at the New York Dell, 648-
8827. Beach Pizza 648-4600, or The
Video Station, 648-8202 or apply in per-
son. EOE. 4tc 10/22
Wanted: Cosmetologist for booth rental
at A Style A-Head, 112 Reid Ave., PSJ.
Call 229-6245 days or 647-9218
evenings. ltc 11/12
TEXAS REFINERY CORP. needs mature
person now in.Port St. Joe area.
Regardless of training, write W. L.
Hopkins, Dept. W-32456, Box 711, Fort
Worth, TX 76101-0711. 3tp 11/12
Now hiring servers. Apply at 812 Hwy.
98. Toucan's Restaurant. No phone
calls please. 2tc 11/5
$13/hour hourly wage. Immediate
position as crew chief ~%ith Broward
Davis Land Surveying. Experienced
party chief, extensive benefits package.
Apply at 48 Ave. D. Suite A.
Large 4 person fiberglass hot tub,
pump, filter & heater, 8400. 648-4338.
Treadmill 200, ceramic kiln & molds.
Call 229-8829. ltp 11/12
GE dishwasher, works very good,
almond color, S50. 648-4228. Itc
Double bed,' $20/; window air cond.,
$100; Kenmore portable dishwasher,
$75: Kenmore refrig., 850; TV. antenna,
$20. 639-2344. Itc 11/12
Square oak coffee table S25; complete
double bed w/wicker headboard 860:
Kenmore stove. 4 years old. has differ-
ent cooking attachments. S400 obo.
Everything in good cond. Call 647-
9293. 2tc 11/12
FURNITURE: 5 Recliners
1 Antique Recliner 3 Rocking
Chairs 1 Loveseat Wrought Iron
Chair & Stool Wicker Chair *
Papasan Chair Assorted Office
Chairs Lift Chair. Can be seen at
Johnnie's Trim Shop
310 4th St., Port St. Joe
TRADES 5:Tand U USERVICES __
: Jeff Wood 227-1559
"No job too big, or too small"
Free Estimates Insured
: ,. '. .; c" c 712
Free Estimates RF 0066770
V A Residential
1 0 Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* TIerrreie r ltearrnie RHe Ia3,jraI *Motel.
* F8-3a Conir rI Condominiums
* H'ueh0id ,I .l C,':',rI New Treatment/
* Re-al Eialie iw,0) Repr,:,rI. Construction Sites
Fr PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
-tUhere Qualin Is Higher Than Prnce"
" Household Repairs
Painting, Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORAGE \
5X10 10X10 10X20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
RA0043378 ER 0007623
For the fadfyman and Sportsman
We strive to meet your needs!
Hardware BLP Points 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 (850) 229-8933
Remodeling, Renovation Home
Maintenance & Repairs Interior &
Exterior Painting Marine Construction.
25 years experience
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
C. J.'s Lawn
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES TRIM-
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492
COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens.
fair prices. Home 229-8104. bus. 229-
6803. tfe 10/1
Best prices in town!
A-I Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St. Joe Call
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218 f 7/2
GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY '*FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
FL License ER 0010992, RA0054218,)
"LIC.#RF0051042 RG0051008* ER0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
Free PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
reet Ste REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
stimates INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 850/229-68821
7R St. Joe Glass & Mirror
816-D 4th St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 227-3885
Mirrors Plex-Glass Furniture Tops Desk Tops
Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass
PUMP REPAIR& SALES LICENSED & INSURED
H & M IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
HAL KEELS FREE ESTIMATES 229-2738
Free Estimates Your Satisfaction Our Concern
The Supply Dock, Inc. Bayside Floorcovering
Carpet Vinyl Wood Floors Blnds
C* ceramic Tile C VCT Pant
RON & FAYE WESTMARK (850) 927-2674, FAX (850) 927-3695
1398 W. Gorrie Drive St. George Island, FL 32328-9706
I AU(",TION I
FOR RENT GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALES HELP WANTED HELP WANTED
EE:Sl I E7D
The Star- Pnrt At- Tnd-- 1R'T. o Thisradsm- Nnv- 19. 1 achia
Pate Elaht The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Nov. 12. 1998
Collectables-mostljr retired Beanie
babies and May releases. 647-5762.
HUGE SAVINGS on models of arch type
steel buildings, 20x24, 25x30. Great
backyard shop, 2 car garages. Easy
financing available. Call immediately, 1-
800-341-7007. 2tc 11/12
1982 camper, 25' hi-lo, good condition.
Asking $3,900. 647-8126. Iltp
3-pc. light oak wood.eAtertainment cen- '
ter, w/wicker doors, excellent for
TV/VCR and stereo, 6'x7'. $100. 639-
5920. tfc 11/12
Blue sleeper, sofa, $100; various coffee
/end tables; entertainment center, $75;
various chairs, dresser $15, hutch $200
obo, rug $25. Leave detailed message on
machine, 227-9765. All calls will be
returned. I tp'
Janitrol space heater, 45,000 btu,
model QMP 050-3. $200. 647-5608. .
Queen and king size water beds, 12x65'.
mobile home, cheap, needs repair. 647-
5106. tfc 11/5
Housekeeping weekly or bi-weekly,
or holiday cleaning. Have references.
Call 227-2049. 2tc 11/12
Retired fire captain and wife will do
housecleaning, yard work & landscap-
ing and handyman jobs. Smoke detec-i
tor installation special, $25. Ken or
Ann, 647-3233. 4tp 1 1/12
PIANO LESSONS limited spaces
available for private instruction by well-
known Florida teacher. Phone 648-
4041. 4tp 11/12
& PET PORTRAITS
250 Bay St. St. Joe Beach, FL
Residential Cdilorr Wood
A 8 R Fence
Fea l and Coaerete Work
AlDen Felscnmrian FREE Estimoles
EIN n593115616 ,(85e) 647-4047
Catherine L. Collier
211 Allen Memorial Way *
A Port St. Joe
AVOH (850) 2n9o> 640
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
OWNER: Ben Shelrrill
AVON serving Tyndall, the beaches and
Port'St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651.
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 11/5
Watch Bands & Batteries,
302-B Reid Ave. Call 227-Pawn,
Buy, Sell or Trade
TOPSOIL.* DRIVEWAY SHELL
Se Th:Star On Line ato
Babysitting in my home for Christmas
shopping. Will work for 4 hr. minimum
and 6 hr. maximum, Friday. Saturday
or Sun., 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call for more
details. 648-4706. 6tp 11/5
Port St. Joe Lodge No. Ill
Reg. Stated Communication
S 1s[ & 3rd Thursday of each
214 Reid Ave.
William J. Guilford. W.M.
" Bill Jordon, Sec.
I 1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
LIC EROO1 3168 INSURED
S6 L Einterprises
BASIC LAWN CARE
We Manicure Your Lawn to Your
850-647-5722, fax 647-3870,
Cell 850-227-6738 c
at Barfield's Lawn 8
Garden, 302-B Reid Ave.
New & used mowers &
: .. '.4 c 7/30
Gulf County has locally owned company
with D C A modular homes thai qualify
for the S.H.I.P. program. With several
floor plans" to: choose from, on your
land, or our lot. Fully finished on con-
crete foundation contact J & W
Development, 236 Balboa St. or call
647-8843. 4tc 10/22
KIlTIES-Want a kitten? Come see my
family, of beautiful bright-eyed babies.
Sweet, cute, playful, luiLle 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.+l/5
Need A Pet Sitter? I will care for your
pets while you're away, in the comfort of
their own home. Have references. Don,_
647-3651. 4tc 11/12
Say w Saw t T74e St6s!
^~~~ -1''o .*-
A Professional Tile Setter
with 26 yrs. experience
No Nob Too BIG or Too Small'
P. 0. Box 790 Wewahitchka
". app 11/12
FENCE 8 REPAIR
"All Kinds of Fences"
SServing the Beaches with
25 years experience
M For Free Estimate
250 B'ay S Port Si Joe. FL 32456
BOB'S PAINT k?
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair .-
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK i
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
A Novena to St. Jude. May the sacred.
adorn, glorified and loved be preserved
through the world now and forever.
Sacred heart of Jesus, pray for us. St.
Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us.
St. Jude helper of the helpless, pray for
us. Say this prayer nine times a day. On
the 8th day, your prayer will be
answered. It has never been known to
fail. Publication must be made. RWB.
House for Sale: 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath. Fla.
room, n fireplace, boat landing on
Wetappo Creek. on 1/2 acre land, des-
perate to sell. 832.000 negotiable, take
over payment of $420 per month. 648-
8334. 2tc 11/12
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,
S35.000. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. for further info. 850-648-
5777. tfc 11/5
'as/, ion G/6e IqyH
Reasonable Rates & References
: Call 647-9634 2-,,i/12
Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refnrmshers
827-6828 ask for Dusty
Over 50 colors -to choose from.
Also specializing in:
Call Tim, "The
Mobile # 227-5424
TREE SERVICE & MAINTENANCE
40 Years Experience* 648-8770
For sale in Wewa. Single wide trailer,
screen porch, utility room, shady lot,
some financing, $24,000. 639-5920.
.3 bedroom, 2 batl brick home with cen.
h&a, new dishwasher, in ground pool,
with fenced back yard. Ideal location
close to schools. Excellent neighbor-
hood, 105 Yaupon St. Call 227-1568 for
appointment. 4tc 11/5
Townhome, Cape San Blas. Like new,
numerous improvements, security gate,
magnificent view of the gulf. Great
rental investment. Must see. 850-227-
3351. tfc 1.1/5
2 bdrm.. I ba.. l1i. rm.. den. laundry
ropm unfurnished, with shop or storage
bldg. out back. 523 7th St.. Port St. Joe.
Call 827-2902 after 6. tfc 9/3
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.
Lots for Sale: Port St. Joe. high and dry.
ready to budd on. no fill needed. Corner
of Palm Blvd. and 19th Street on canal.
Call Phil 227-2112 or 229-8409.
1/2 acre lots. 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creek-view Subd.. with septiUc
tank & well. 82.500 down. S132.16 mo.
Call George. 229-6031. tic 1/5
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 lot In quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
S55.000. Call 647-3292. tic 9/3
Lot for sale: 145'xl50'. high and dry
corner lots on Hayes Ave. & Pompano.
Great investment. Call 229-8079.
1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready
to move onto.
financing with 10%O
down. Call Billy
10 t Sunset Circle PSJ 1
This 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom
home is newly renovated with many extras.
Custom kitchen, study, living rm., dining rm,
fireplace. Great outdoor living area, covered
deck, summer kitchen, 18'x36' in-ground
pool. This home sits on 1/2 acre in a great
neighborhood. Very motivated to sell. MUST
SEE! By Appt. only 227-7535. Asking
Two window small air conditioner units.
Call 229-6061 or 229-6961. tf 11/12
NOTICE PUBLICATION FOR POSSIBLE
BIOLOGICAL FATHER \
Pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. 43-104.11. Bradley
Gianai o; Attorney at Law, PO Box 5, Hastings,
Nebraska 68902.-0.X5 402 -162 8A4-4, does here-
by provide nouce of pF..-sible adopu'e placement of
tao minor children
Marvin Darnai On or abou,' April I i 1983. a
child wca, conceived in Bookee'li. Flonds On or
about April 16 i964 a second child concel'fea
In Marath n Flonda lou hate been rdenufied a a
p.,- biblee father ol both oif hec children v nom the
mother' spous'e lrInendi t. ad,:.pt II ,:.u are tr.-
bioloircaJ father. ,%ou may I1 d-nv patermin. ll,
>aie any parental nhrAs ,aru irn3% hate llul rein
'Iu.h pa'nrt l nehr in d cr.nsent ko die adopuon
o lin'i il a n-:,.uC- lo intent ,. clri -ir piternir, and
ObL-tain ,usd, of the tchil.ren ilnhin 11'e 151 busi
ne-; da.; of the binh' of .-iie-: children or ilhtun
l.e busIm i -n1'_ i, c '1" lh noume. -whrh'er i, later
pui uanrit L oNb Rev Su.i 43.104 02 lfouaimn
it denr paierrurv. -ie sour parennal ngeh relin .
qujsh pnrenLal nans, and conrint to the apdpijon..
'-.r recee addlUunrl ini.3rniauon to determire
'h.ither )ou n-im hbe the father .: ih c mruldren In
questiur. ,ou ,nu-i ,::-,:rra iBralh. Gianak.,, at.
the above addrc_- I, uou i h v,; 'eek cuzl.d% of
the children, so must .eek Icgid counsel from
Y our O T., itlOrri.-, iirhT,.iJl3i'el
3tc, November 5, 12 and 19, 1998..
BID NO. 899-07
The Gulf.County Board of County Commissioners
'ill recene bid-. from arm. person crmparn or cor-
p.-rauon intere-tea in .eltinrg the Counrv the fol-
PRECAST CONCRETE INTERLOCKING
EROSION CONTROL BLOCK
GASKIN PARK HEADWALL
Specificauiun can be obtained at the G.ulf CoursN
Clerks ,lTice I00 5oni Street P:rn St Joe. flonda
Del ver Date must be specified.
-clae inoilc .e on iei enrkl.:.r.pe ma. ia' ii .
SEALED BIDP the BiD rriDtL8ER. and ahat ihe BiO
Bidl% ill be recei,.-d unul Mronda NNoember 23
19dat 500pm-, EDT at tiheOffceofineClerk
i, Courtn l:M 5dth Suee. Pon St Joe. Flonci
.324z6 'n-e -,-.ad reserve tihe night to reject a Mr
tnd- jl propo;-j- receledl
GULF COUN1' BOARD
OF COUNrT COMMISSIONERS
is,' Tommy Knox. Chauirmanr
Bernn, C Uier. Clerk
2tc NIoe-mber 5 and 12. 1998.-
' Pfirudential St George Island
Pr udential. 850-927-2666 800-974-2666
w/i Resort Realty of Apalachicola
W St. George Island 850-653-2555 888-419-2555.
ST. JOSEPH BAY OFFICE
1520 C.R. C-30, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 227-2000 888-227-2110
THE CABINET SHOPPE
JEFF POWELL, OWNER O\TR 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
580 Palmetto Dr, Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Ponrt Si. Joe, FL 32-56 c ,. 16Fax 648-8752
S PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
-I REPAIR AND REMODELING
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
2k 9/17 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation.
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and IncomeTax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (850) 229-9292 P.O. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Pierce Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 2292665
State Lic. #RA0066486 r c :. 229-COOL
A Office: 850-229-6018
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-O-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-out Repair
** -.. i Repair"
,1"ftfewtio to etail
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fences
Insured License #RR0067190 .
2025 Marvin Avenue
SUI A -- -..Port St. Joe, FL 32456
I I ': License #RC0067081
S- 25 YearsEmpeden"e- 229-6859,
BROWARD DAVIS 8 ASSOC., INC.
Land Surveying and Engineering
48 Avenue D, Suite A
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
7 CARPET CLEANING M
j:E -Odor Control 24 Hr. Water Damage Z
^ (850) 22as75098 '4reI9'963 Z
Port St. Joe. 643 Gulf Pines Drive, 3BR/2BA, Gulf view home
with breakfast bar, fireplace, office, irrigation well/sprinkler system,
satellite dish and a large screened porch. Beautiful landscaped lot.
Great rental potential. $179,900. MLS#2905.
1998The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. The Prudential and 6 are registered service marks
- of The Prudential Insurance Company of America QEqual Housing Opportunity.
Each Company Independently Owned and Operated
Fa o easy
,--1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay
SALES RENTALS -
Several long term rentals now
available. Furnished &
unfurnished, Mexico Beach -
Gulf Aire Port St. Joe.
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor
ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
MiUt nPLEUsTNG SERVICE
I TRAD ES a nd SE RVI C ES I