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Bay Committee Meeting
Details on Page I B
VFW Observes Vets Vets Day
Photos, Story on Page 3B
Stories & Stats-Pages 7- 10A
Youth Injured in Hunting
Story on Page 5A
Letters to the Editor ..
See Page 3A
Gulf County School News:
Scoot's on Pages 4B, 6B
Law Enforement Reports
City & County-Page 8A
Circuit Judge Glenn L. Hess
dismissed a complaint against
Gulf County Commissioner Billy
Traylor and the Gulf County
Canvassing Board late last week.
Marion S. Hough filed the
complaint, alleging that Traylor
, had failed to properly file his
financial disclosure documents
required of public officials and
". Hess stated in his ruling that
neither the pleadings nor the
attachments thereto allege irregu-
larities or wrong doings in the
manner In which balloting was
accomplished or votes tabulated.
Hough was seeking to have
Traylor's election invalidated and
prohibit the canvastsing board
from certifying the Tesults.'of the'
mdk" '- -
The paper mill has sat idle for more than three months with
no indication when it will reopen.
Mill Workers Get
'-aid oft workers for'Florlda
Coast Paper Company got just
$-,i : '::, % :_.. '., i '-+ : A: > -, "- ..
rey P ,lie Next Week
ta i ss early :next week .for the
s iviwlng ho6idays eore e. a change .in our deadline
JaQ i necessary o.- bolthn# and advertising -n order to
^s'cozfl1date 1he bchiion date. o V
Sie newspaper td. on Tuesday afteptioon, rather
ti n the usual Wednesday printing schedule. Distribution date
ill also be Tuesday afteioo with mall subscribers, receiving
4 lrixewapaper an wednesday
iA adveirtl ng, nd. news. oppy should be in our office no
tt ,htan'Mdndny-Nove6b 23 at 10:00 a.m ,
Atu'ir "Wi Iesll. ali day Thursday and Friday,.
.antd .inl.brf rrtOur employees to have.a long,
.....iAi6d vy-Aippreciate your cooperation in
:. th" i- e h.' .,
S--wh r -,t dIf~nvheed lat
week-more bad news.
In a letter from the con
employees were advised tha
December 1st they must re
payments for the their port
the insurance because o
mill's extremely restrictive
The letter states--To e
that your insurance cov
remains in effect, the Dec
premium for the employee'
lion must be paid by Dec
1st and the 1st of each I
Most mill employees
signed an agreement with F
Coast Paper Company del
their portion of insurance
ments during downtime,
paying the premiums back
(See INSURANCE on Pag
:Iwww.homtown.com/star 324 Per Copy
TiURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1998 Plus 34 Tax ... 3 0
Mill Giants Merge
Decision on Future of Local Mill
Draws Nearer for Workers, Community
It's official now, stockholders have voted in
"favor of merging Stone Container Corporation
and Jefferson-Smurfit to form Smurfilt-Stone
As the news circulates throughout the
community, mill workers and Gulf County res-
idents hope they are drawing one step closer to
an answer on the future operation of Florida
Coast Paper Company.
Rumors, gossip and guaranteed prognosti-
cation have spread like wildfire since the mill
shut down in August. While worldwide market
conditions and a general paper glut were cred-
ited with Florida Coast Paper Company's clo-'
sure, there seems to be no question .that
Tuesday's merger vote and subsequent man-
agement plans will mold the economic future
for the community and approximately 465 laid
off mill workers and .their families.
Mill General Manager Ferrel Allen said he
had no, idea what might evolve from the merger,.
but that the mill's management staff has made
every .effort to present a favorable operating
plan, for, the local mill-a plan that would be
competitive in today's marketplace, while con-
cgntrating on producingkraft paper products.
An a-ticle posted Saturday on Tallahassee
D~ rnocrdt online didn't do much to promote
, optimism. In the article, Democrat reporter
Ge-ald' r Ensley quoted John Simley (a
spokesman for Stone Container) saying, "We
have too many mills. More than one is going to
Simley also reportedly said the new compa-
ny will not sell any of the 23 mills, but rather
,"mothball" a number of them for five to 19 years
until the paper Industry rebounds.
The Florida Coast Paper Company mill is
the only one of the Smurfit-Stone mills that is
co-owned by them and 4M Company.
Ensley quoted 4M CEO and president
Dennis Mehiel as saying it was "premature" to
speculate what decision might be made with
Florida Coast Paper Company. "The logic of the'
marketplace will compel us to determine the
best course of action," he said.
Losses for Florida Coast Paper Company
over the past two years were reported at over
870 million dollars, while Stone recorded losses
of over S500 million for the first nine months of
Some questions have been aired locally
about the fairness of those loss figures over the
past two years, based on the fact that one of the
company's two paper machines has been used
to experiment with diversifying the mill's prod-
Test runs of paper bag products and paper
plate material have minimized the plant's pro-
Amongst the local mill's positive attributes
is its modern environmental and pollution con-
trol systems, wood handling and processing
systems, access to a deep water port, and
strong community support for its continued
SCity Sends Invitations to
e as. Bid for Operation of Marina
Pas of Selection Will Be Made on January 5th
t surme o J n ar t
Port St. Joe city commission-
ers moved forward with plans to
be ready to open the city's 159
slip marina when construction is
complete early next year (1999).
Request for proposals (RFP's)
to operate the facility were unani-
mously approved to be advertised
during the board's meeting
Commissioners have already
been approached by several par-
ties interested in bidding for the
right to operate the S3.5 million
marina. Selection of the lessee
will be based on the lease bid
amount, as well as experience
and operational plans for the
Minimum monthly lease pay-
ments are spelled out at 812,500
until September 1, 2000 and
815,000 per month after that
date. This amount will guarantee
payment of the city's S2.5 million
Rural Development Agency low
interest loan used to finance most
of the construction project.
Commissioners hope that
bids will exceed that amount and
possibly turn the project into a
money-making venture, rather
than just simply breaking even on
and insurance requirements are
also an important factor in the '
City Attorney Billy Joe Rish
also pointed out to board mem-
bers that work was nearly com-
plete on RFP's to develop and
lease out-parcels of property sur-
rounding the marina project.
S Long term property lease
agreements for the location of sev-
eral shops or businesses, a
restaurant, and hotel will gener-
ate revenues for the city through
lease payments, property taxes
(See BIDS on Page 3A)
Gulf Co. Student
in Auto Accident
A 17 year old Port St. Joe
youth was critically injured, and a
second youth received minor
injuries in a single vehicle acci-
dent Saturday evening on SR 30-
E, near Sandpiper Road.
.According_ to the Florida
Highway Patrol's press release,
Samantha F. Ambrose (17) was
driving a 1995 Chevrolet 2-door
9) southbound on SR 30-E when she
failed to negotiate the curve. The
vehicle left the roadway and over-
turned, ejecting her in the
Ambrose sustained critical
injuries in the accident and was
transported to Bay Medical
Center by Gulf County
Ambulance Service. The passen-
ger, Nicole Bellinger (also 17),
received minor Injuries and was
taken to Gulf Pines Hospital.
According to the accident
report, seat belts were not in use
'at the time of the accident, and
any charges by the Florida
Highway Patrol are pending.
Hours" Nov. 19th
The Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce will host a
'Chamber After Hours" at the St.
Joseph Country Club on County
Road 30 tonight, November 19th,
from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
School Board Reorganizes for the Coming Year, Term of Office
'.. U "- -. .
School Board chairperson Caroline Norton and vice-chairper-
son Oscar Redd take over their duties.
The Gulf County Board of-
Public Instruction had its official
organization for the coming year
Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m.
Caroline Norton was elected as
board chairperson for the new
year. succeeding Charlotte Pierce.
Oscar Redd was elected vice-
chairperson by his fellow board
Recently elected members of
the organization, Charlotte Pierce,
Mary Pridgeon, and Oscar Redd,
were sworn into a new term of
office by Robert M. Moore, Gulf
The members starting new
tenures in office were accompa-
nied by their spouses, Benny
Pridgeon and Teresa Redd.
Johnathon Pierce, the son of
Charlotte Pierce, stood with her
as she took the oath of office. The
three inducted, members were all
incumbents elected for a new
term of office and will hold their
first meeting in December.
Gulf County Judge Robert M. Moore gives the, oath of office to three new school board mem-
bers-Oscar Redd, his wife Teresa, Mary Pridgeon, her husband Benny, and Charlotte Pierce, along
with her son Jonathan.
PAGE W. he Star 9,
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1998
THE CITY COMMISSION HAS decided to take the matter of
contracting out the garbage collection service a little slower and be
more deliberate with their thinking. All of this came about prior to
last week's editorial which can't take credit or blame with the final.
decision. It was the caution of the various commissioners kicking
in before any damage was done, which prevailed.:
We were all flustered with what appeared to be a giving away
of the profitable portion of our refuse collection service and a
maintaining of that portion which lost money, all the while assum-
ing a major portion of the expenses involved in the business. It,
appeared to be a done deal, but after the first discussion of the
matter, the board backed off to take another look.
They are to be commended for that position, which was all we
wanted in the first place; slow down and take a good, hard look at
HOW DID WE GET INTO THIS bureaucratic mess of having
to separate our garbage which is causing us so much frustration
in the first place?
Several years ago, the state of Florida came out with an
announcement, telling every community in Florida they would
require their people to separate,their various items of garbage by
a certain time or else face the loss of certain funds and face being
assessed hefty fines. The state of Florida was determined to force
every community to dispose of its'garbage in a manner dictated by
The county then got out of the garbage collecting and dispos-
ing business, reasoning that it was not actively in the business
the state could not comeAdown gqnit to'provide a means of dispos-
.ing of solid waste/on the state's terms.'
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE attempted to continue collect-
ing and disposing of the waste material in an approved manner as
a service to'its citizens.
The state, later, reneged on its previous edict and allowed
smaller communities to be exempt and not be forced to separate
and recycle its product,- But, Port St. Joe continued attempting to
recycle its solid waste. It became profitable to handle the product,
giving' rise' to attempts of concerns to .contract for municipal
garbage service, leaving th expensivee service of collecting trash
up to'the cities. "
This brings us to recent attempts to capture the city's ilucria-
tive garbage collection service, but not touch the trash collection
with a 10-foot pole.
Potholes on Potholes
HAVE YOU TAKEN A RIDE out between Port 'St .Joe and
Beacon Hill recently? Do you still have any teeth left? ,
That stretch of Highway 98 lying in between here and there
has become one big pothole or a stretch of 10 miles of little
ones, one frhmediately after the other. r.-'o awr' -: i ir'r. in. -
Ope pther time it got almost as bad'and'flie state' of'Florida
moved in and filled in all the potholes.'We counted them. There
were 97 on the east side of the highway, between here and Beacon
Hill; ample warning that something needs to be done. Right? Well,
it still needs done.
THE POTHOLES NOW SEEM LIKE the potholes of just a few
years back have all mated, begetting more little potholes! There is
more than enough potholes in that stretch of road to give.every-
body in Gulf County a pothole to call his very own and still have
a few left over for spares, it seems.
We would believe-that rainwater run-off has done a number on
the road, much as It does on the ocean, with the nutrients wash-
ing onto the pavement, adversely nurturing the situation to grow,
out of control. What will be the results if 'it ever rains? The holes
will just get larger and deeper and the holes more numerous.
It appears as if the highways all around us are getting atten-
tion to their needs; why not this stretch of Highway 98?
WE'VE BEEN ON THE LIST to get this stretch of road re-
surfaced for several years, now. Promises have been made but still
no paving has been forthcoming.
It appears as if we are going to have to have the road torn out
by a storm to get any attention for it. Maybe if the highway con-
tinues to disintegrate until it has to be done over from scratch it'll
attract some attention to its need.
SHunker Down With Kes by Kesley Cobert
. Rumble On The Tundra
There seems to be a genuine
shock reverberating throughout
our country over the election of a
former professional wrestler to the
governorship of Minnesota. Many
people just can't grasp that Jesse
"The Body" Ventura beat out the
"normal" Republican and
Frankly, my dear, I don't see.
what all the fuss Is about. '
We've been electing lawyers to-
those same type jobs for years.
One of the greatest attributes
of this nation is our deep-seated.
historically carried out. Judiciously
(even to a fault) guarded, American
right to elect whomever we want-
to whatever we're a'mind to vote
'em into. They may be rascals. but
by golly, they're our rascals!
And listen, the wonderful part
about this system is . every
once in a while-we elect a good
George Washington, Abraham
Lincoln, Sam Houston and Harry
Truman come immediately to
mind. I hope there's not some kind
of message here in the fact that all
of the aforementioned' are dead.
I'm just saying we appreciate the
honest, up ,right, hard working'
official and seem to tolerate the
I never will forget when Boo
Ray Abernathy beat out Otis,
Hartzell by seventeen votes for
:county sheriff. I was awful young,
but I remember how shocked
everybody was. The closest thing
he'd ever been engaged in before
the election that could be con-
strued as "steady work" was oper-
ating a moonshine still.
Uncle F. D. allowed that the
only up close "look" that Boo Ray
had ever gotten ht sheriffin' duties
was over his shoulder.
A lot of folks bemoaned and
decried when the final tally was
announced. From the way the talk
was going down on the front porch
of Woodrow Kennon's Mercantile,
Dry Goods. and Grocery Store. I
thought our little county was
doomed for certain.
Daddy tried to put a positive
slant on the situation, "Ilf there is a
. shred of validity to the old 'it takes
one to catch one' theory, we could
Sbe in mighty good shape here."
Miss Lundy Mae' Guill made
:the statrmeit that stayed with me
the longest, "They ain't gorina give
SBoo Ray a gun, are theyy" '
'Course. to my surprise, the'
county didn't fall apart. As a mat-
ter of fact, as law enforcement
goes, I couldn't tell any difference
in the next four years from the pre'-
ceding ones. -
No one in my family got arrest-
ed ... that I know of. .... And no
one got shot. Things went along
close as I could tell to near 'bout
like they always had. I was too
young to notice if there was a drop
off in the moonshine business ...
We were experiencing the work
of what Will Rogers referred to as
"the big normalcy". Will main- -
tained even through Warren G.
Harding's administration. Andrew
Mellon and the Teapot Dome scan-
dal. syndicated muckraking. Huey
Long. Tammany Hall, the great
depression, etc.. that this country.,
was too great for one elected offi-
cial to mess it up.
Through the ups and downs of
government the vast majority of
folks would keep right on "going"
"like they were accustomed .to
Will said don't, pay those pol11i-
clans much mind, "otherwise
they'll start taking themselves sert-
ously. Lord knows, we don't!" He,
'felt no, one .individual was .smart
enough to single handedly get us ,
,,so far behind the eight, ball that
the "big' .normalcy" couldn't
straighten it out in due time.
Jesse Ventura may be the
greatest governor in the history of
the known world. Or. he could.o'*
turn out to be the :worst. Either:.
way, if Will is right,-,MtInnesota Is,
going to be O.K.
But it should be Interesting up
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
'4 ,, .
I've Finally Started Reading My "Gift Book" In Earnest
EVERY TIME FRENCHIE
and I go on a' trip, we pick up a
little something for ,everyone back
home; family and office workers
alike. It's almost a ritual.
Frenchie spends a half day buy-
ing gifts to bring back with us.
That's a half day actually making ;.
the purchases. It doesn't count
the hours spent shopping for just.
the right thing to buy.
About two years ago, I was on
the receiving end of one of these
"bring back a small gift for the
ones left at home." Kesley went to
Orlando on one of his annual
Property Appraisers' instructional
meetings. As usual, he was at
loose ends in. the: evening, and
hunted up something to take
back to his room to read.
Kes scrounged -arbund in the'
gift shop located in the lobby of '
the hotel where he was staying'
and found this certain book he
wanted' to read, and after he had
read it, bring it back to me.
. TAOI SHRDLU
THIS SPECIAL BOOK was
chronicling the life of Will Rogers,
Kes thinks anything about
.Will Rogers was written especially
for him, since Rogers Is his idol,
along with Stan Musial. -.
About a week after the meet-
ing was over, I received, from Kes,
a slightly used version of the life
of Will Rogers.
Will land I were reared about
50 miles apart'. in northeast'
Oklahorha. Will was about' 25
-miles northwest of Tulsa andI.
was about 50 miles due west of
Tulsa, lying on the edge of the
famed. "Tulsa Pool". The "Tulsa
Pool" was 'a reservoir of oil which
. by Wesley Ramsey
made a,,circle Which extended out
for 50 miles all around Tulsa.
Will made his entrance into
this world before the heyday of
the discovery of the "Pool" and [t
came along as the first blush of
the "Pool" was. beginning to fade.
It has since been rejuvenated
with sophisticated oil, removal
methods and is going great guns
again. This was in the days before
Oklahoma achieved statehood
from its former status as Indian
WILL ROGERS WAS one
fourth Indian.: He had just as well
have been 100% pure blood, as
far as the people were concerned." :
He lived right in the middle of
Indian territory and his father rian
cattle on Indian "lands 'around
Claremore. Will's father was well
off and a leader among the-
Indians who lived" around the
land he ranched. "
Then, along came Will just
before the turn of the century.I"'
Same along about 27 years later,
after.Oklahoma started losing its
AccGrding to the .book, Will
was just. like almost every other
teenager. He hated to listen to his .
parents, choosing to do what he
wanted to do,. rather than what
his father wanted him to do. It
was .many years later before his
famous quotes such as, "I never
met a man I didn't like", or "All I
know' is what I' read in the
papers," or "We've got the best
Congress money can buy",
I'VE STARTED READING
my glft in earnest, now, after hav- ,
ing it and 'reading a page this
week, another page next. week;
and I find it too interesting to put
down., after a sort of slow start.
For instance; the man .court- ..
ed his wife for seven years before
he persuaded her to marry: him. It'
wasn't one of. those hurry-up,
marriages,: after a. week long,
courtship one hears about today.
In direct contrast to what
people think today, he. deliberated
for a while on his "extemporanen :
ous" comments ,and quotes.: He
studied them out in private -and
wrote them down, testing out sev- .
eral different versions of his off-
the-cuff quotes before he made
Like': his courtship; Will was
deliberate in most things he man-
aged to accomplish.
IN A WAY, WILL reminded
me of Kes. Kes doesn't usually
spout off with the first thing that
comes to mind. He sometimes
agonizes for days at a time over d'
simple thing like a title'for his
weekly effort. .,
Kes, nor Will, were at all like
me. I write my "weakly" effort, one
time and seldom look at it again,
much less ',make ,any changes!.;;
Sometimes I sit down to the co- .
puter and have nop idea of what, I
am going to write about. Kes
thinks his column out and mulls-
it over in his mind-a' la Will..;
Rogers-before he sits down to
compose; and it's evident. "'. I:
Will did a lot of things differ--
ent from me, accArding to the'
book, and several things like Kes
does.' For instance, he joined 'a
wild west show when he was
young and followed it to
Australia, South America' aid
Europe. Kes jiumps in his truck
and goes 'off to places like
Talladega, Daytona and Atlanta,
over the week end, following the
,racers. There's nothing like. an.
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Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
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amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed,
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1998 PAGE 3j
and service fees.
Rish explained to the board
that the out-parcels should turn
into good revenue producers for
Board members discussed
naming an architectural commit-
tee to review and approve all
plans for buildings to be located
on the out-parcels, so as to guar-
antee that the building theme will
be maintained, as development of
to the Editor.. .
On November 10, the Gulf
County Commission voted to
award the ambulance contract for
North Gulf County to the South.
Gulf County EMS. The decision,
by the three South Gulf County
4 commissioners, was made with,
total disregard of the overwhelm-
ing majority of people who live in
North Gulf County.
These commissioners voted'
for a more expensive system with
poorer backup options and a non-
integrated delivery system. The
Wewa Volunteer Service has his-
torically had a good working rela-
tionship with Bay Medical Center.
BMC's offer to integrate their
ambulance service with their ER
service was a superior delivery
system to the one approved by the
Soith Gulf County commission.
More alarming than the con-
tract'decision was the action of
South Gulf County EMS staff who
changed the locks on the Wewa
ambulance building less than an
hour after the d decision by the
county commission. Reportedly,
this' decision' was made by
Conissioner' Tommy Knox,
more than 24 hours before the
county commission meeting.
If this is true, then an Investi-
gation is in order to determine
when and where the real decision
to was made to award the ambu-
(From Page 2)
there.. You reckon you can put a
figure four death lock on an entire
senate body? "You don't like my
ne\\ ,ill on ice fishing, step over
herdjand do something about it!"
"Pil.e; driving" lobbyists may
become a national pastime.' Hey,
Jesse finally found the place where
"he can run . but he can't
j4nd boy, what a shot in the
arrq for wrestling! Don't you know
Hulk Hogan and Stone Cold Austin
have already hired pollsters and
speech writers and a drama coach
When their leaping and jump-
ing and shouting and finger point-
ing and body slamming days wane
.they've got another profession
lined up and waiting on 'em ....
I' called Uncle F.D. to get his
reaction on this latest develop-
ment. "Kes, I figure when Jesse
moved from the wrestling arena to
the world of politics-he raised the
IQ level of both places."
My youngest son is a wrestling
buff, I caught up with him between
classes to see if he had heard the
news, "Oh, man, it's great, I'm
moving to Minnesota!"
We may be headed in a direc-
tion where the candidate's voting-
record may not be as important as
his WWF rating. And there's not a
wrestler alive today that doesn't
know exactly where the camera is
at all limes .*. .. and how to play a
crbwd .... how to handle an oppo-
nent .. .how to slip out of a tight
It's not "whaj you can do for
your, country", is's how well can
you .execute the- West Japanese,
double cross, step-over toe hold!
We all need to keep a close eye
on this one.
IThey elected Boo Ray to three
more consecutive terms ......
from Page 1A
the area proceeds.
The board held a workshop
with representatives of Waste
Management to discuss its pro-
posed contract to provide garbage
pick-up service within the city.
Representatives of the firm
agreed:to several adjustments in
the language of the contract and
offered to begin providing pick-up
service on January 1, 1999 if the
lance contract. This apparent vio-
lation of Florida's government in
the sunshine laws aside, the
Gestapo-like tactic of changing
the locks, is repulsive and in no
way justifiable. Why did the
South Gulf County commissioner
order such an action?
Did he believe the hard work-
ing volunteers that have saved the
county more than a million dol-
lars over the years were going to
take or destroy equipment? Were
they going to steal.an ambulance?
Or was it simply a matter of
teaching those people on the
north end of the county a lesson?
Changing the locks was the
ultimate insult to all the ambu-
lance volunteers who have worked
tirelessly,to provide quality EMS
services for our community. The
crocodile tears, and gut-wrenching
expressions observed on the faces
of some of our finest citizens as
they stood locked out of their
building, are testimony to how
deeply offended they were by the
The decisions and actions of
the South Gulf County commJs-
sloners have once again divided
the county and opened wounds
that have taken more than 30
years to heal.
The decision to award this
contract has crystallized a major
problem in the manner that our
county is governed. Commission-
ers who voted to .award the con-
tract to South Gulf County EMS
were all from South Gulf County.
These commissioners do not run
for election county-wide, and
therefore are making decisions on
critical parts of our lives without
being accountable to us.
If these commissioners ran
county-wide, there Is no way that
they would have approved the
new ambulance contract. Ignoring
the wishes of 90%b of the people
who live on the north end of the
county would have been political
suicide. Wars have been fought
-.over the Issue of governance with-'
- out representation. The time for a
return to commissioners running
county-wide is now and should be
Implemented before the next elec-
It is imperative that a com-
plete investigation be conducted
into the possible violations to the
government in the sunshine laws,
with regard to the awarding of the
EMS contract and the subsequent
lock changing at the Wewa ambu-
lance building. The public has a
right to know how a commission-
er from South Gulf County can
order the changing of locks at the
Wewa ambulance building (which
is not In his district) 24 hours
before the decision to award a
Additionally, we must -take
whatever steps are necessary to
return.to a' system of governance
where all county commissioners
are accountable to all citizens of
A Day of Thanksgiving
To all the paper mill workers
and their families; to all the chip
truck drivers and log truck dri-
vers-you and your families need
to attend this assembly for your
future here in Port St. Joe, for
To all the railroad workers; to
all the merchants that are affect-
ed by' the economy '"in this
community-you and 'your fami-'
lies need to attend also.
The Lord wants everyone that
is affected by the economy here 'in
Port St. Joe to come out, on
November 22 at 4:00 p.m. at the
Port St. Joe High School-to
repent, to pray, and to praise
Him .. .
Don't sit at home and watch
the jobs in this community van-
ish. Please set your heart and
mind on Jesus on November 22.
A Concerned Christian
Billy C. Dixson, Sr.
commission so desires.
Mayor Johnny Linton sug-
gested the board set up a work-
shop session to discuss the pro-
posal before making a final pro-
posal on which direction the
board 'should go-continue col-
lecting garbage themselves or hire
out garbage collection.
If the board decides to pursue
contracting the service to Waste
Management, they will hold pub-
lic hearings before taking any
Gets $200,000 From Chamber
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce president David
Warriner presented board mem-
bers with a check for S200.000
the chamber acquired in state
Tourist Development Grant funds
to be applied toward the city
Warriner also told the board
the chamber stands ready to help
,in any way they could. He noted
that the chamber's current # 1 pri-
ority was to get the Florida Coast
Paper Company mill back into
Taking Another Shot at
Stormwater Drainage CDBG
Grant for North PSJ
Commissioners gave Julian
,Webb the go-ahead to take anoth-
er, shot at getting Community
IDeyelopment Block Grant funds
' to' fund stormwater drainage
improvements in North Port St.
Webb explained that another
round of El Niflo related CDBG
grant funds were reportedly com-
ing to the state. He stressed a
need to sell the state on the idea
of helping an entire community
solve stormwater problems,
rather than what their current
focus seems to be on, which' is
In Other Business
*Discussed pedestrian school
traffic at Pine Ridge Apartments
on Garrison Avenue. The board is
looking into the best way to pro-
vide a crossing, area there, and
stop or slow down traffic for kids
to safely cross the road while
walking to and from school.
*Jim Newton approached the
board to get its well wishes and,
permission to use the Centennial
Building to host a.variety show
which would raise funds to help
provide Christmas for laid off mill
workers and their families. The
board agreed with the idea.
Engineer Bill Kennedy, of Preble-Rish, Inc., looks over a nearly completed wet storage area for
boats in Port St. Joe's new marina.
Time to Get Your Pups and Pooches Ready for Christmas Parade
It's time to get your pups and
pooches ready for the Christmas
parade, set for Saturday,
December 5th at 2:00 p.m. Get
them dressed in their finest for
the holiday season.
',... To enter your best friend in
the "Paws Parade", call or write to
Tonya Nixon, c/o Wewahitchka
State Bank, P. 0. Box 398, 529
Cecil G. Costin. Sr. Boulevard,
Port St. Joe. FL 32457.
Memories of Life In Old Lighthouse Keeper's Residence
Two weeks ago, I mailed Dan
Hall current information on the
lighthouse keeper's house at Cape
San Bias. Attached is the reply I
received from him.
r e Dave Maddox '
Good Morning, Dave
I received the news article
about the Cape and thank you
very much for sending it. You're
absolutely right. it's a very sad
situation. That light, or one of its
predecessors, guided mariners for
well over 100 years.
To an "old man" like me, see-
ing the quarters through the eyes
of a nine year old kid, and all the
attendant memories, and seeing it
as it is now, makes me really
mad. I had a lot of fun on that
Cape when Dad spent his time
there as keeper.
I learned how to ride a bicycle
there, got my first pair of roller
skates, my first B.B. gun. went
hunting for squirrel the first time,
watched a new well being' put in.
watched my uncle almost die from
TB, raised hogs, chickens and my
first garden and experienced a lot
I learned how to swim in its
beach, caught my rirst fish. went
clamming, learned how to interact
with others who accepted me as
part of the Coast Guard family
and treated me with respect and
dignity, and spent many a; sum- ,
mer day exploring ,.the woods
behind the house. '
I learned a lot about "growing
up" there. Dad would give me cer-
tain responsibilities and I was
expected to fulfill them.. I made
sure I never failed. I believe the ,
Cape is where I first became inter-
ested in a seagoing career. This
career has led down many paths.
and. I believe .the influences
brought to me at the Cape had a
lot to do with the success I have
I met many people In Port St.
Joe, many of whom I still
remember. Your Dad and Momn
were very impressive people.
They, and you, used to come
check out the 'cattle and you
always stopped to say "hello".
You are the one who showed
me where the pump near the
highway was so my sisters and I
could stop for a drink of water
when walking from the highway to
the house. I remember the school
and the football games. I first
started going to church in Port St.
When I opened the article you
sent, I instantly recognized the
unique structure I remember so
well. Then I took a second look at
the pitiful condition it is in, and a
tear came to my eye. I know one
cannot hold onto material things
forever,, but my mind said one
thing and my eye saw another.
Then I read the article. I went
through many emotions as I was
reading. I went mostly from happy
memories to profound sadness at
the present condition, to absolute
anger about bungling bureau-
Those two houses were so ,
,,!. tiful when I was there. They .
te.re well kept and cared for. Now
they are just rotting away. This
should not happen.
Instead of fighting to sluff
responsibility to "the other guy".
all parties concerned should be
meeting and deciding what to do If
they want to keep this place.
Almost all lighthouses are
located away from the road.
That's where they belong. They
:' were not meant to guide cars,
J they -were meant to guide ships.
, Ships don't use highways. ,
Lighthouses have a major part in
the history of this great counLtr.
They should be preserved for
future generations to see.
Cape San Bias light is one of
the older ones around and has a
lot of history behind it. Everything
possible should be done to pre-
serve this historical spot.
If I can be of assistance. I
offer everything l,can-cdo to,, elp
preserve the Cape. I am not aich
person, but I have riches In areas
other than money. I can write,
talk, beg. raise the dickens or
whatever just let me know.
I make em smile.
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BBQ Dinner Dec. 5
The Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club
will be sponsoring a barbecue
chicken dinner on Saturday,
December 5,-the day of the
Christmas parade. The dinner will
be held on the corner of Reid
Avenue and Fifth Street and will
consist of 1/2 a barbecued chick-
en, baked beans, cole slaw, bread,
arid iced tea.
Meals can be enjoyed in the
space provided by the Kiwanis
Club, or they can be carried out.
A donation of $5.00 is being
asked for each meal, with the pro-
ceeds to benefit local charities.
Everyone is invited to come savor
one of these delicious meals.
-from Page 1
,the 'mill resumes operations,
.Economic conditions at the mill
have apparently resulted in a
change of that policy.
"Many of the hourly employ-
ees feel somewhat put-out by this
announcement. especially consid-
ering the fact that management
continues to draw full benefits
and pay while we (labor) bear the
brunt of the economic turmoil,"
stated U.P.IlU. president John
"I feel we all need to experi-
ence some of the pain this shut-
down has caused mill workers
and their families," he added.
Reeves pointed out that while
he was ,concerned about the
Impact of the additional financial
burden being placed on laid off
mill workers, he remains commit-
ted to working close with manage-
:.ment, elected officials, and
community leaders to help show
.corporate owners that "we" are
serious about Florida Coast Paper
Company continuing to be an
important part of the economic
future of this area.
PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1998
Ji, 10 Will Be Wed on
i Mr. and Mrs. Gregory V.
Garland, Sr. and Mr. and Mrs.
Charles A. Gathers request the
honor of your presence at the
marriage of their daughter,
La'Cheryl Michelle Garland, to
Bobby Lee Fields, Jr., the son of
.. *. Annie Sue Fields and the late
.Bobby Lee Fields, Sr.
S t In the spirit of Christian joy,
K the two will vow their lives to one
P another and become united as
one in Christ on Saturday,
December 26, at 4:00 p.m., at
Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church, located at 280 Avenue C.
Bobby Lee Fields, Jr. and No local invitations will be sent
La'Cheryl Michelle Garland out.
St. Margaret's Guild
Gathered at Chateau
St. Margaret's Guild of the St.
James Episcopal church women
"Holiday Tour of
Homes" Dec. 12th
The United Methodist Women
of the First United Methodist
,' Church are sponsoring a "Holiday
*Tour of Homes" on Saturday,
December 12, from 2:00 p.m.:
until 5:00 p.m.
4 Homes featured on the tour
are those of Mr., and Mrs. Rex
Buzzett, Mr. and Mrs. James
Harrison. Mr.- and Mrs. Charlie
Norton. Mr. and Mrs. James
Terry. Mr. and Mrs. Greg Todd,
and Ms. Jeanette Palmer
-The tour will begintin, the fel-
l owship hall of the church. '
Tickets may be purchased for 6
from any member of the United
met at the Chateau Nemours on
Monday, -November 16.
Kay Leffert led St. Margaret's
continuing study of The
Forgiveness Book by Bob Libby..
Jeanette Palmer. owner of
Chateau Nemours (formerly "The
Chato") graciously allowed the 18
members present to tour the
beautifully renovated and redeco-
rated, building, explaining her
plans for it as "an authentic sea-
The architect's plans f6r "The
SChato" hang framed in the hall. It
was bfoilt at the direction of Jessie
Ball duPont (Mrs. Alfred I.) as an
annex to the old "Port Inn". The
-Port Inn" burned in 1944.
-The Chato" served officials of
the St. Joe Paper Company many
years. It was recently purchased
by Ms. Palmer and renamed by
her at the request of the sellers.
The older members of St.
Margaret,'s shared their memories,
of The Chato".
Refreshments were brought
by Carol Utztnger.
B azaa g* i *, L '
Bazaar 2 Christmas Bazaar
aurda, ov. 21 nrmas azaar
from 7:30 a.m. till early at Garden Center
A Christmas bazaar will be
held on Saturday. November 21,
at the Port St. Joe Garden Center,
located,' on Eighth Street.
Members will be offering for sale
homemade cakes, cookies, and
brownies, assorted hand-crafted
items; plants. and lots of other
-niamiclaneous items. ,
Everyone is invited to drop
by, enjoy a cup of coffee, and look
through the wares. The bazaar
will begin at 7:30 a.m. and last
until early afternoon.
iie Clothtes Tree
,enis, ""74mtlen's, and Children 's Consgnmen t Boutique
202 Reid Avenue
SPort St. Joe, FL
Si" meMni fo E--etyone!
S!I I (850) 1229-2454
Open 9 am to 5 pm-Mon., Tues., Thur., Fri.
Wewahitchka Woman's Club
The Wewahitchka Woman's
Club met November 11 at the Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative confer-
ence room with 24 members pre-
sent and guests, Betty Cleckley
and Jose Selas. Elaine Howell,
president, conducted the busi-
Beach AARP to
The Mexico Beach Chapter of
AARP will have their membership
Thanksgiving dinner at the Civic
Center on Friday, November 20th,
beginning at 12 noon, CT. The
chapter will furnish the turkey,
dressing and gravy. Members are
to bring a salad, veggie, aind
dessert to complement the big
bird. Please note this dinner is .for
The Apalachicola Area"
Society. Inc.. will meet on tonight.*
November 19th', at 7:30 p.m. ,in
the carriage house of the Raney
Museum. Dr. Thomas Hoffer,
(retired) from FSU, will speak on
"Some aspects of Floridlaha
Literature". Refreshmnents will be
served. Visitors are welcome.
The Wewahitchka Woman's
Club is sponsoring a "Holiday
Bazaar" Saturday, November 21I
at the Episcopal/Presbyterian
Church from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
There will be baked goods,
child. hot dogs. casseroles, crafts,
grab bag gifts, a drawing fIor
George Forman grill, oil paintings,
quilt and porcelain doll, white ele-
phant items, and photographs
with Santa Claus! The members
hope to see you there!
Note of Thanks
1I would like to take this
opportimity to thank everyone for
your prayers and the many other
acts of kindness shown to'mie and
my family-. You've been' there'for
us dunng my Illness. surgery, aid
now d u ring my recuperation time
God worked a miracle. in my
life because of the prayers and
concern of His people. ,May God
continue to blessyou all.
The family of Winnie Martin
wishes to thank everyone for the
love and kindness shown then
during her Illness and death. The
many visits, calls, prayers, food:
and other expressions of sympa-
thy are greatly appreciated.
James and Pat Melvin
June and Charles Hodges
John Martin ,
Betty Cudebec, chairman of
international affairs, had as her
guest speaker, Jose Selas, from
Ecuador, South America. Jose
graduated from Wewahitchka
High School last year as an
He decided to return to the
Sara Moore Selected
to Attend Nat'l Youth
Sara Moore, daughter of
Brenda Moore and Jim Moore, of
Lynn Haven, and the grand-
daughter of Mrs. Jerry Redmon
and the late Bob Moore, has been
selected to attend The National
Young Leaders Conference in
The National Young Leaders
Conference is a unique leadership
development program for high
school students who have demon-
strated Jeadership potential and
scholastic merit. Moore will be
among 350 outstanding national
scholars attending the conference
from across America.
The theme of the National
Young Leaders Conference is "The
Leaders of Tomorrow Meeting the
Leaders of Today". Throughout
the sLx-day' conference. Moore will
Interact with key leaders and
newsmakers from the three
branches of government, the
media and the diplomatic corps.
The conference is sponsored
by the Congressional Youth
Leadership Council, a non-profit,
non-partisan educational organi-
Note of Thanks
We would like to thank every-
one for the prayers and many acts
of kindness during our recent.loss
and extended' hospital stay. A
special thank you to Mr. and Mrs.
Blick, Mr. and Mrs. Daniels. and
Mr. and Mrs. Williams for watch-
ing over our home and tending
our lawn while we were away.
The family of Warren Lynn
Alberta. Becky, and Jay
United States to attend Gulf
Coast Community College and is
living with Charles and Betty
Cleckley. Jose gave a very, inter-
esting program about his life and
Plans were finalized for
"Holiday Bazaar" on November 21
at the Episcopal/Presbyterian
Church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m..1The
door prize for senior citizens
drawing was given by Rich's IGA.
Robbie Sexton and Tweeta Gaskin
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Collectibles and Consignments
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School's In Session
Drive With Caution!
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ALL IB EAN IES $5.0
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19. 1998
Palmer Tells Kiwanis Club of Plans She Has for "Chateau'
' .Jeanette Palmer has some
definite ideas for changing the
function of the Chateau here in
Port St. Joe. She plans to arfd has
already partially opened the
Chateau Nemours, a bed .and
breakfast institution, she
described to the Kiwanis Club at.
Its Tuesday meeting.
For years, the chateau served
as the destination of St. Joe Paper
'Company officials and Mrs. Jessie
Ball duPont on their frequent vis-
its to the city.
Mrs. Palmer said she came to
acquire the chateau after making
a perfunctory inquiry of the St.
Joe Corporation officers and
asked about buying the building.
Five days later, St. Joe
Corporation officials said, "If you
want to buy it, you can get it."
Mrs. Palmer said that was
how she got into the bed and
breakfast. business, after having
never even stayed in one before.
She took a course in running
a bed and breakfast after she
owned one in the rough.
Currently, the innkeeper is
Hunting Accident Injures 15
Year Old Panama City Youth
.' A hunting accident in the
Sauls Creek area of 'the
Apalachicola River Wildlife and
Environmental Area Sunday
afternoon resulted in a Panama
City youth losing sight in his right
eye, after the 20 gauge gun he
was using blew up in his face.
According to the Florida
Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission accident report,
Christopher Michael Griner, 15,
.was injured in the mishap. Griner
* Is a freshman at Mosley High
He had aciden'tally jammed
the gun with mud, and thought
he had cleaned it all out of the
gun's mechanism, by. bumping
the barrel against,ta tree. At that
point. he fired the weapon from
his hip and it exploded, hitting
him in the eye.
Griner was transported in his
father's truck from the Sauls
Creek Landing toward Wewa-
hitchka, where he was met and
transported to Bay Medical
Center by a Gulf County
Am bula.nce crew for treatment..
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& Discount LiquMors
2411 Highway C-30
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
M U ,Owners:
Boyd & Paula Pickett
FGFWFC Investigator Sgt.
Billy Ray Smith investigated the
accident along with Officers Ross
Welborn and Robert Miller. Smith
said, "We don't have the gun, so
there are some things we don't
know Apparently the barrel
exploded, something hit him in
the eye and he dropped the gun."
He said wildlife officers have
returned to the area twice search-
ing for the firearm, including
using a commission K-9 on
Monday. but thus far have been
unsuccessful in their search.
Saturday marked the opening
of squirrel season in the
Northwest Florida Region and
Griner was hunting with his
father, Michael Griner, when the
SgCt.-Smith said one of the prif-
mary tenants of firearm safety is
anytime you suspect there's an
obstruction in, the'barrel, such as
mud, that you unload the firearm
and make certain the obstruction
is removed before firing the gun.
He also said Griner had ;not
been to a firearms safety course
but under Florida law had until
. his 16th birthday to do so.
Adopt an Animal
An assortment of loving cats
and dogs are currently, being
housed at the Gulf County Pound.
Linfortunately. many' of them will
have to be put to sleep ,unless
they're adopted very soon.
Among those at the pound
right now, are four small house
dogs !(all under 10 pounds), 34
dogs. 13 puppies, two female
cream labs, five black labs. a red
chow mix. They also have 12
grown cats and three kittens.
If you are interested m any of
these animals, have any
questions, or would like adoption
information, please call the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office at 227-
1115 and ask for Johnny Collins
or call the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103.
busily renovating the inside of the:
chateau to reflect its historic
importance. She has said that the
building was constructed of beau-
tiful heart pine and cypress lum-r
ber. In places, she has left the
boards showing after removing 60
years of paint.
Already, she has opened the
For New Members
The Friends of the Gulf
County Public Libraries are still
looking for new members. Their
1999 membership drive is cur-
rently underway. and they Invite
all who have not joined them to
hurry and do so.
Don't forget. "Beanie Babies"
will be anxiously waiting to go
home with new friends. The draw-
ings will be held November 30
through December 4 at the
library. If you have already sent In
your form to join, then your name
will be Included In the drawings.
Winifred M. "Winnie" Martin,
75, of.Port St. Joe, died Tuesday.
November 10.' In Bay St. Joseph
Care Center. Born in Mountain
Home, Idaho, she moved to Port
St. Joe in 1997 from Panama
City. She' was a housewife and a
member of the St.. Andrews
United Methodist Church.
Mrs.. Martin was preceded In
death by her husband, Howard F.
Martin. She is survived by one
son, John Charles Martin of
Panama City; two daughters.
June Marie Hodges and husband,
Charles, of KnQoxille, Tennessee,
and'Patricla:Lee Melvin and hus-
band, James, of Port St. Joe:
three brothers, John. George, and
Bill Abbott; two sisters, Edith
Abbott and .Edna Tholl; four
grandchildren; and. one grand-
child' that -is due to be born in
Funeral services were con-
ducted on Friday, November 13,
at 3:00 p.m., ET, in the Gilmore-
Southerland Funeral Home Cha-
pel, with Rev. Dayld Fernandez
officiating. Interment followed in
the Garden .of, Memories in
,' Panama City. .' ""
All]',IR ge"-nts. were ian-
died by G11lmne-'Sd&therland
downstairs portion to visitors and
is continuing work on the
upstairs. She has three bedrooms
downstairs, for a total of seven in
the old house. It also has 6 1/2
baths. She is retaining all of the
original furnishings she can
Lions Club Bake
Sale on Saturday
.The Beaches Lions Club
(Mexico Beach) is having a
Thanksgiving Bake Sale at the
Fish House Restaurant. located
on Highway 98 in Mexico Beach.
-on Saturday. November 21. from
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. CT.
They'll have delicious home-
"r4ade pies. cakes, and breads. so
'Give Mom a break in the kitchen
over Thanksgiving," come down.
and purchase your sweets from
'them. In doing so. you'll be mak-
Iig mom happy and also helping
the Lions Club help others In
need in the community and sur-
Elizabeth Britt Pridgeon
Gaskin passed away Wednesday.
November 18, in Wewahitchka.
She was born on February 13,
1918 in Wewahitchka. She moved
to Folkston, Georgiain 1946 with
her late husband, Jesse Gaskin.
and returned to Wewahitchka in
.}982. She was the daughter of the
late Benjamrin F. and Hettle
McDaniel Britt of Wewahitchka.
.'i Mrs. Gaskin is survived by
her only child. Benjamin Harland
Pridgeon (Mary); two step-daugh-
ters, Betty Gaskin Garner and
Kathay Gaskin Tulman:' three sis-
"t rs-in-law. Kathleen Britt; Annie
..Belle Gaskin, and Roselle Gaskin;
seven grandchildren; 10 great-
-grandchildren;. and a. special
cousin., L. V. "Tump" Lewis.
Funeral services will be held
Friday, November 20. at 2:00 p.m.
CT, at the First United Methodist
Church in Wewahitchka, con-
ducted by Rev. John Kramer and
Rev' Bill Parsons. At her request,
there will be no visitation.
o, Memorial contributions may
1~lbe made to Bay Medical Hospice.
bL. All services are under the
*i .irection of the Comforter, Funeral
,rHome, Wewahitchka Branch
locate and decorating each room
differently, giving then a distinc-
Mrs. Palmer said the Chateau
Nemours will serve as a historic
message to the Port St. Joe area
and its duPont background.
"I've never been in the bed -
and breakfast business before,
having spent all of my working
years as a consultant or other
management type task, and am
having a ball getting ready for and
operating a quality bed and
breakfast facility," Palmer said.
Guests of the club were Key
clubbers Brandon Davis. Koran
Peters, Wendy Williams, and Julie
Lanford. Mitch Burke was also a
S" $ow Su % #' tI e S7
"Help protect your h6me sweet home."
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Holiday School I
School will be dismissed early
on Wednesday, November 25, for
Thanksgiving holidays. Following
are the bus schedules for early
dismissal that day.
Gulf County JJC
Will Meet Today
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 and encouraged to
Port St JoQ-Highland View:
11:30 a.m.; North Port St. Joe
Elementary: 11:30; PSJ Elemen-
tary: 11:35; PSJ Middle School:
11:50; and PSJ High School:
12:00 noon. (All times for Port St.
Joe are Eastern.)
Elementary School Main Street
Site: 11:45 a.m.; .Wewa Elemen- -
tary School Linton Site: 11:50;
and Wewa High School: 12:00
noon. (All times for.Wewahitchka
Breakfast will be served at the
elementary schools on Wednes-
day, November 25, but lunch will
not be served.
School will be dismissed early
on Friday, December 18, for
Thanksgiving holidays. Following
are the bus schedules for early
dismissal that day.
Port aStg J--Highland View:
11:30 a.m.; North Port St. Joe
Elementary: 11:30; PSJ Elemen-
tary: 11:35; PSJ Middle School:
11:50; and PSJ High School:
12:00 noon. (All times for Port St.
Joe are Eastern.)
Elementary School Main Street
Site: 11:45 a.m.; Wewa Elemen-
tary School Linton Site: 11:50;
and Wewa High School: 12:00
noon. (All times for Wewahitchka
Breakfast will be served at the
elementary schools on Friday,
Dec. 18, but lunch will not be
Have safe and happy holi-
Plan Financial Aid Workshop on 23rd
Representatives for Gulf
Coast Community College will z.
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
P.A.L.S. (Panhandle Adult
Literacy Service) is offering free
adult basic education for adults,
age 16 and over. The service
includes one-to-one tutoring;
group tutoring; computer assisted
programs; programs for GED,
adult basic reading/writing skills,
and improving job/life skills.
P.A.L.S. is now available in
the following Gulf County loca-
tions: Port St. Joe (Gulf County)
Library 229-8879; Paula Boone,
COS 647-5031; Wewahitchka
(Gulf County) Library 639-2419;
Marian Howell, COS 639-5156;
and HeadStart 639-5080.
Day and evening classes are
available. This is a proven educa-
tional program for adults' literacy
grant through Florida A&M
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.
HUDDLE UP AT
SEAFOOD RESTAURANT ON THE BEACH
812 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach I
for the Gator/
BUY 12" PIZZA
Get Second One at Half Price
(of Equal or Lesser Value)
Hot Wings .....$2.99
Super Nachos ...$5.95
FROM WARM UP TO WRAP UP
S_ Oysters Clams
^.' Shrimp Crabs *
Groceries Fish Sandwiches
,A-^ ^ Great Hamburgers
INDBA!SAS *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.
/ Fish House Restaurant
Turkey Dinner 0$8.95
Includes: Choice of Tortellini Soup or Salad, Cornbread
S Dressing, Sweet or Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable,
Cranberry Sauce, Pumpkin or Custard Pie, Coffee or Tea
Seafood Augatin $10.95
Includes: Choice of Tortellini Soup or Salad, Choice of
Two Side Dishes, Pumpkin or Custard Pie, Coffee or Tea
DOES NOT INCLUDE TAX OR GRATUITY RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED
DAILY LUNCH & DINNER SPECIALS
Barb & The Boys Back Sunday, Nov. 22
5 -9 p.m.
Life Management Center has
announced that it will offer the
next 4-hour Anti-Tobacco
Education Program for youth on
Saturday, November 21, from
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (ET) in
Port St. Joe. These classes will
attempt to educate youth .on the-
dangers of tobacco use, as well as
the basic skills required to begin-
ning tobacco cessation efforts.
This class will meet the
requirements for youth that are
cited under the Youth Tobacco
Possession Law, and it will be "
offered at the Life Management
Center offices in Port St. Joe,
located at 311 Williams Avenue.
The course is sponsored by
the Tobacco-Free Partnership of
Gulf County and is conducted at
no cost to participating youth.
DRUG TIPS LIME
Sponsored by the Gulf County
Sheriff's Department /
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S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT ON THE BEACH
812 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach 648-8207
is LOCALS DAY!
LUNCH & DINNER
Thursday Night $m 195
All-You-Can Eat Shrimp II
& Karoake with Kevin
DAILY EARLY BIRD SPECIALS
We invite you to dine with us, and experience the wonderful taste
sensations qf dishes prepared by Chef Gillespie.
MOQe o" the IiOe.
'at The Rainbow Inn 123 WATER ST APALACHICOLA
Music on 'Rosie's 'Roost
Sat., 'Nov. 21 'Diehards ('Blues -44op 'ock)
Sat., 'Nov. 28- Charles A1tkins & 'The 'Blues 'Boys
'Hand Carved 'Roasted Turkey 'Breast
'Brown Sugar 'Honey 'Basted 'Ham
'Herb 'Baked 'Baron of'Beef
'Rainbow 'Inn Seafood (jumbo
Scallion 'Whipped 'Potatoes
'Rice 'Pilaf Cinnamon Yam w/'Baby iMarshmnallows
greens'Beans !llmondine "Broccoli au (jratin
"Button fMushroom Salad
reek Salad &Tossed Salad 'Pasta Salad
plus all the gravies & accompaniments
$ -114 95 plus tax
$6.95 Plus Tax for Children Under 12
EXECUTIVE CHEF: Ernest De Blasi
Capps Speaks at Veterans Program
Retired Major Donald Capps was the keynote speaker at the veterans day program held last
Wednesday at Port St. Joe High School. Shown with him are fellow class of 1969 graduates, from left:
Principal Chris Earley, Jan Nobles, Teedy Nobles, Capps and County Commission Chairman Tommy Knox.
Veterans were the guests of honor as their sacrifice and devotion to their country was commended.
Health Related Classes Offered at GIF Center
/ Gulf Coast Community--Col-
lege's Lifelong Learning Division,
will be offering two health-related
classes at he ,Gulf/Franklin
Center in December.
"HIV to AIDS" will examine
modes of transmission. exposure
-categories, infection control pro-
cedures, terminology, and statis-
tical' data for HIV/AIDS. This
course meets State of Florda
licensure requirements for all
Gulf Rifle Club Rifle Matches
Gulf. Rifle Club will hold two
separate ..22 rifle benchrest
matches on Saturday morning.
Early registration for the
Spring 1991 semester at Gulf
Coast Community College began
on November 12 will continue
through November .24.
Registration will begin again from
November 30 to December 4.
Advising in faculty offices will be
held during regular working
Register in the Office of
Admissions 'Monday through
Thursday fr6n 7:30 a.m.. to 6:00
a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Students must have an acad-
emic adviser sign a course
approval card in; order to register.
S First-time transfer students
should take their transcript eval-,
uation or a copy of their tran-
iscripts when they meet with an
Advising and early registra-
tion for classes at Tyndall Air
Force Base will be held on
December 2, from 9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m., in the Education
Ser-ices Center, Building 1230.
Registration. at the
Gulf/Franklin Center will be held
on November 20 and 23 from
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., ,ET.
Spring 1999 classes will begin
on January 7. Call 872-3892 for
more registration information.
,November 17th. Registration and
set-up will start'at 8:30 and the
first; match, a BR-50 match, will
start at 9:30. .
The BR-50 match is a preci-
sion bullseye match fired with the
nnfle supported 'on a benchrest. A
target with 50 bullseves is placed
50 yards from the firing line, and
the shooter has 30 minutes to fire
a shot at each bullseye. There are
no restrictions on rifle weight.
scope power or grade of ammo.
After the completion of the
BR-50 match, a modified IR
50/50 match will be shot. This
match consists of a target with 25
bullseyes placed at 50 yards from
the iruing line.
The rifle will be restricted to a:
sporter type .22 rifle with a weight
limit of 8.5 pounds. Scope power'
-arino*bet- set' 'greater-'.Lhart .- 6.5 A
power and the cost of-the .22 .'
ammo cannot be greater than
$2.00 per box.
Just about anv good squirrel
rifle will work in this match and
by limiting the cost of the ammo.
the young shooters can afford to
shoot. Also shooters under 18
years are not charged entry fees.
Last Saturday. the club held
its monthly .22 RF pistol bullseye
match and hunter pistol metallic
silhouette match. Ralph Roberts
won the bullseye match with a
score of 670: Dale Marshall had
636 for.second place: and Calin
Dean was third with 584.
The metallic silhouette match
was won by Ralph Roberts with
12 targets: Calvin Dean was sec-
ond with 11: and Dale Marshall
was third with 10.
The ,class will,, meet on
Tuesday, December 1, from 5:30
to 9:30 p.m., ET. The cost is $12,..,
and the course is approved for all'"
health professions, barber's, cos-
metologists. and day care work- ,
Register in advance at the
Gulf/Frankl'in' Center, located on
Highway 98 ;in Port St. Joe. or in
the Lifelong Learning Center on .
the, GCCC main, campus in
Panama City. .Fees listed are for
Florida residents. If auxiliary aids
and services are needed, or for
more information, please call
The Athletic Booster Club of
Port St. Joe Middle School is cur-,
rently conducting a membership
drive. All parents of boys and girls '
who are student-athletes of the ;-
middle school are invited and ,.'
encouraged to join the club-
whether their sport is football. L
volleyball. ..oFoss country, basket '.
ball, baseball, saLtball. track and
field, or cheerleading
Though focusing on the
involvement and support of the
parents, of students, the booster
club is open to any individual or
business member of the
community who would like to join
in the efforts of the group.
Active participation as a
member is a great addition, to the
cause. however, financial support
is always just as necessary and )'
The Athletic Booster Club has
tentatively scheduled its next
meeting to be held Monday.
November 30th. Mark your calen-
dar 'and make plans to attend
now. Remember-it's never too
late to show your support for our
"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
See The Star On Line at
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Not only is it
smoke on "or off
the job, it also %
can be detri- 29"
mental to an
em p oye-r' s
This is not to
suggest employees that smoke
don't work as hard, they do, but
the frequency of absenteeism is
much higher than that of non-
In a national study, it has
been found that workers who
smoke are 30-40% higher to be
absent than non-smokers. Even
more, smokers spend 150 mil-
lion more days in bed, and 81
million more days off the job
than do non-smokers.
Sick days do not hurt much
on the job, but they do add up.
Another fact to think about is
that sM odei's have about six
more visits to healthcare facili-.,
ties than non-smokers, even
their family members have four
more times the visits also.
Since workers who smoke
use medical care benefits 500'-
more than non-smokers, that is
an extra 8230.00 a year added
to the lost earnings for sick
days, which is around 8230.00
We can't forget that when
you're on a cigarette break you
lose money in productivity that
has a yearly average of over
81,800.00. The total losses for
an employee that smokes are
That's not where It ends
either, I'm not even considering,
the average 850.00 increase in,
fire insurance, or the estimated
$1,000.00 in maintenance done
to repair damage or smoke pol-
Encourage co-workers to quit
smoking because it is not only.
harmful to themselves, it's
harmful to their job, and the
life-span of fringe benefits that
may be revoked due to.b high
If you have any questions or
comments write to: truth c/o
Joe Robinson, 228 Eighth
Street. Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
BAR FIGHT LEADS TO DRUG
During the early morning
hours of Sunday, November 15th,
Deputy Larry Hightower respond-
ed to a reported fight at a local
bar. Upon his arrival, he was told
those involved had left driving a
new white Dodge pick-up.
Several minutes later, he
observed the vehicle and stopped
it. While talking with the subjects,
he noticed what appeared to be a
marijuana cigarette on the floor
board of the truck.
Broward A. Mitchell (19),
Shannon Boyer, and Michael
Brian McDaniel (18) were each,
charged with possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana.,
McDaniel was also charged
with driving while his license was
suspended or revoked.
RECENT GULF COUNTY JAIL
Monday. November 9-
Timothy Ray Dolly, 28, North
Carolina, expired driver's license
(six months or more).
Tuesday. November 10--
Jeffle G. Hayes, 49, Port St. Joe,
violation of probation.
Wednesday. November 1--
Sabina L. Daniels, 18, Port St.
Joe, battery on school employee
and disorderly conduct.
Friday. November 13-Jimmy
C. Moates, 34, WVewahitchka, tres-
Saturday, November 15-
Authur Addison, 42, Port St. Joe,,,
NOT PROPERLY LICENSED.
On Wednesday. November
S1th, just after midnight, Susan
R. Smith. 35, of Shelby, Alabama,
was arrested by Officer Chris
Teeter for an expired driver
license of more than four months.
Officer Teeter's report states
that Smith's vehicle was stopped
In reference to an expired tag (six
in months or less); Upon further
investigation, it was learned that
Smith's license was expired and
that she had no proof of insur-
STOLE IT & SOLD IT
Thursday, November 12th at
approximately 3:35 p.m., Michael
Don Swain. 34. of Port St. Joe,
was arrested by. Officer James ..
* Norris for grand theft and dealing
in stolen properly.
According to Officer Norris'
report Swain stole several items
from his in-law's residence on
November 6th. The value of the
stolen items was reported to be
over S2,000. When confronted.
Swain confessed to Norris.
On .November 15th, shortly.
after 2 p.m.. William Edward
McCann. 33, of Port St Joe. was
arrested by Officer Tony Yowell for
an expired tag of more than six
According to information
received. McCann's vehicle was
stopped for improper use of head-
lights. Further investigation
revealed that the tag was expired.
PORT ST. JOE
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viewing this weekend
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Saturday, 1-4 Sunday, 1-4
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PSJ Basketball Season
Opening With Jamboree
The 1998-99 Port St. Joe var-
sity boys basketball team will
open its season Tuesday night in
a jamboree in Panama City at
Mosley. The Sharks, the defend-
ing 2A state champions, will play
Bay High School at approximately
7:30 p.m., ET, and Mosley High
School at approximately 8:20
The 1998 Tip-Off Jamboree,.
hosted by Mosley,. will feature
seven quarters of basketball \with
November 5th to 15th ,, ..
The weather was great and the fishing was even better. The Spanish
were biting good near the beach and large kings were caught In deeper"
Offshore fishing was very productivee with nice catches of grouper.
The inshore reefs produced good catches of red snapper-and there is
still plenty of snapper left to provide a good stock for next year's fishing.
Red snapper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is closed until January 1st.
If you are going fishing for grouper on the reef or offshore, use large
hooks, preferably circle, and large bait and it will prevent a lot of small
red snapper from being killed when they are caught and the hook is torn
There are only so many fish thai can be raised in the Gulf. but there
are more and more fishermen each year. Have fun, catch a good mess,
-'but be conservative with our grandchildren's fun.
The bay is loaded,with specs, flounder, reds and pompano.
"Good Fishing" Charisma Charters
Captain Danny Tankersley, Captain Chuck Guilford,
Captain Ron Miller and Captain Bobby Guilford
Gulf Co. Globetrotters Arrested by MS Sharks
Some of Gulf County's finest
law enforcement 6fflcers found
themselves a bit "handcuffed" by
the young talent on Port St. Joe
Middle School's basketball team
during a meeting at center court
in the PSJ Elementary School
gym last Thursday night.
The "Gulf County Globetrot-
ters"'; dropped a hard fought
63-51 loss to the Sharks in the
exhibition fundraiser game.
While talking with The Star
reporter during the halftime.
break, Sheriff Frank McKelthen
said, "I think we're wearing them
down," in response to questions of
how they were going to rebound
from the 44-19 deficit in score.'
The group of law enforcement
officials did pull within eight
points before the final whistle
sounded, but younger minds-
and bodies-prevailed in the 63-
51 final score.
Following the game, Sheriff
McKeithen took a last look at the
scoreboard and concluded,
"Thank the good Lord we police
better than we play basketball."
The players, coaches, par-
ents, and booster club would like
to thank all those who participat--
ed and attended for supporting
middle school athletics-and the
maintenance staff were glad for
the "buffed floor" Friday morning
FHP License and
"1 The Florida 'Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver' license
and vehicle inspection check-
-) points from November 20th
through 26th on CR-274 near
Chipola River. SR-71 near CR-
382. and SR-71 near SR-22.
Recognizing the danger pre-
..sented to the public by defective
.j .vehicle equipment, troopers will
,concentrate their efforts on vehi-
,:qcles beir, operated with defects
S,,i-such as bad brakes, worh tires
:-v and defective lighting equipment.
,-, In addition, attention will be
.1, directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws 0of'
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection 'of:all'
The John C. Gainous VFW Post
#10069 and the Ladies Auxiliary
would like to thank one and all for your support and
contributions for our 4th Annual Veterans Day
Celebration. Fun was hril by all who attended!
Contributing Door Prizes:
Mexico Beach- ,- -"
Driftwood Inn The Fisn Mouse RestauAo't
The 5nell 5hacl. Cathey's (Ace) Hardwae '
New York Deli Mexico Beach Video ', .
El Governor Motel Hiae-a-way harbor Maria
Toucan's Chubby Cnicken
Top of the Gulf Cross Cuts Beauty Salt'.'
The Video Station Wallace Pump & Supply
Port 5L Joe-
Radio Shack Costin's BoolKkeeping "
Roy's Hardware Badcock's furniture Stdoe
VCR Repair Shop Southern Electric
Bill's Dollar 5tore nendes'on's Seafood
'ieart's Desire Tynaali Federal Credit Union
Parker's Bazaar Linda's Restaurant
Curves for Women The Outpost
Marina Groceries Buzzetts Drug Store
Veils and Tails Heililg-Meyers Furniture Store
The Barn Antique Mall & Auction nail
Ard's Florist Captain Black's Marina .
Ace Hardware Renfro Auto Parts
Barfield's 5t. Joe Furniture
Discount Auto Parts Pate's BP Service Station
Hungry Howle's The Strawberry Patch
Dri Brite 'Cooper's Cut & 51yle
Neva's Style-A-Head Citizens Federal Bank
Video Merchant Piggly Wiggly,
Subway 5hop hewberry Eye Clinic
MAPA Aline's5 Beauty Shop
Dollar General GT Corn
Wewa Bank St. Joe Rent-All
Raffield's 5teve's Outboard Marire -,
Lee's Auto Parts Walker'sDixie Dandy ''
Treasures by the Sea
Simmons Bayou. Cape Blan &Bia Indian Pass-
Beachcombers Indian Pass Raw Bar
Trading Post Cap'n Jacks
Individuals-- Cookie Smith Howard Creek Cafe
Thank You For CASH DONATIONS
To Defray the Costs: ..
Parker Realty, Mexico Beach
Meiico Beach grocery
St Joe Papermakers Credit Union
Chevron station, Port 5t Joe
St Joe Package
Portslde Trading Company
C.R. Smith & Son
:* Dixie Belle Motel
First Union Bank
B & B Properties
Indian Pas's Marine.
Cape San Bias Reafty
J. Patrick Floyd
THANK YOU TO THE hJROTC
FROM PORT ST. JOE HIGH
THANK YOU TO KEVIr KUHZ &
BREMDA FOR THE KARAOKE!
"0.I. Jane" April MIddleton
"G.I. Joe" Cody Lane Robinson
Oldest Veteran-Willie McHair (79)
Youngest Veteran-James Pate (28)
Winners for Children's Games-Tony Pate, Arron Brady, Travis Lucas, Arlanna Paul,
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List, Cody 5chearer, Corey Weeks, Tori Smith, Brandon Chehardy, Jordan Paul, Carmen
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Roberts, Brandon Weeks, Sarah Harshman, Amanda Lucas, and Todd Mohr.
Sneads vs. Mosley in quarter #1,
followed'by PSJ vs. Bay, Sneads
vs. Rutherford, Wewahitchka vs.
Blountstown, PSJ vs. Mosley,'
.Wewahitchka vs. Bay, and '
Blountstown vs. Rutherford.
The 1998-99 Tiger Sharks
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December 4 when they travel to,.
Tallahassee to play the 3A state
champion runners-up, the Florida
High Seminoles.' Port St. Joe will
host 5A-Pariama City Bay the next
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Outdoors in the Givens Sets
Panhandle Ne o
by Gene Childs. w COOl
Florida Outdoor Writers' Association
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This past Satu
be one of the hard
of my life. Since mi
enough to shoot s
-4- ----4- A
urday proved to
est hunting trips
ly boys were old
safely, we never
missed opening aay of01 UCK sea-
son. In the last few years, Georgia
has had a Youth Only Duck Hunt a
week before the regular season,
and these trips became magic for
On November 1 1, 1990,
though, a little girl ,came into our
duck hunting world and changed it
forever. She had beautiful brown
eyes, a cute little nose, and glossy
golden, fur. Yes, our first golden
retriever. and we named her Dixie
'Dixie really never needed to be
taught what to do. She seemed to
know already how to retrieve ducks
or doves, to sit motionless on a
squirrel hunt, or brace herself in a
boat in three foot seas and avoid'
the teeth of a freshly boated king
mackerel. ,She would ride in the
bow of the boat with her ears com-
ically flapping in the wind and
communicate with the dolphins
which would race along by the
IFellow anglers who never
remembered mniy name would
always greet Dixie Belle like an old
friend. Like a proud parent, I'd rel-
Ish the radio remarks, "Follow the
boat with the dog, they'll put you
on some fish." Everyone who ever
met her was quickly captivated by
her sweet disposition and her life's
ambition to please.
This, past: Saturday gwas the
hardest hunt of my life. The empty
spot, in our boat was matched by
the empty spot in our lives. July
4th this year we lost Dixie Belle to
a bacterial Infection that several
vets could not cure.
-The hours spent in a duck
blind with your sons afford the
opportunity to really talk to them.
No TV, no radio, the only distrac-
tions being rose-tipped sunrises
and the flights of ducks overhead.
This year we avoided the one
topic we both really wanted to talk
about, and instead we shared our
want lists for Christmas. The
teenage talk of video games, a new
knife, Jnco jeans, a glow-in-the-
dark yo-yo seemed to float away
like the mist off the waters of
>I wasn't really listening that
closely because I knew that on
November 3rd of this ye.r, eIght lit-
tle golden retrievers were born,
and one little brown-eyed girl from
that litter will join our family on
Freshwater fishing has contin-
ued to improve as the water tem-
peratures cool down. Speckled,
perch fishing is hot right now in
area lakes and rivers. The Dead
Lakes continue to give up limits of
big slabs using minnows along the
deeper channels. Bass fishing early
and late is best and top-water
plugs are drawing big strikes
around stumps. Live shiners under
corks won't last long around
patches of lily pads.
Seminole, according to Jack
:Wingate, is not only producing
some -really nice 2 to 2-1/2 ib.
perch, but the hybrid bass have:
also turned on with cooler temper-
atures. The hybrids are bunching
up around schools of shad, and..
diving birds are often a give away
as to where the action is. Some of
these hybrids are double digits and
limits are being caught right now.
.Saltwater fishing is still, mak-
ing a transition into its winter
mode. A few i nice kings and
Spanish mackerel are being
caught, but with no real consisten-
cy. The buoy line and Virginia Reef
(14104.0/46815.0 or GPS 29
50.857/85 31.486) are as produc-
tive as anywhere, right now.
Grouper fishing is good if you
can get baits past the now out-of-
season red snapper. Going with big
live baits will improve your
chances of getting past most snap-
pers and allow the grouper a
chance,at the bait.
Trout fishing in St. Joe Bay is,
excellent on moving tides. The Tom
Mann's, Outdoor .. Production .,
Company (Tom Mann's Bait
Company) filmed a show out of
Presnell's last Friday and did real"
well. Chartreuse grubs and the
new gold with glitter grub are the
Area squirrel, quail, and dove
seasons are in, and Thanksgiving
holidays bring in the rest.
Bowhunters haye reported seeing
impressive numbers of does this '
year, so the bucks won't be far
Very dry conditions in late,
October and November have made
planted food plots and feeding sta-
tions very popular with the deer. A
new scent on the market, Super
Buck by Buckskins, Inc. has
white-tailed hunters wondering
,.why it wasn't developed before. ,
Check it out if you can find it. ,
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At AA Meet
Last Friday, the boy's cross
country team competed in the
District I1-AA Championships at
Loften High School in Gainesville.
Ninety-eight runners, 'from 21
schools, took part in the meet.
The top four teams and the top 15
runners earned spots in this
weekend's state meet in
In the team competition,
Maclay High School of
Tallahassee won top honors, scor-
ing a meet low of 32 points.
Placing second was Orange Park
St. John's Country Day with.58.
Following in third .and fourth
place, consecutively, were
Pensacola Christian (64) and
In the individual competition,.
Rod Givens ofPort St. Joe High
.School placed first with a school
(record time of 15:44. James
"Henry of St. John's Country Day
placed second with 15:46.
Coming in third place, with 16:24.,
was Thure Caire of Maclay, and
W\Vewahitchka's James Taunton
placed fourth with 16:30. Ryan
Deak of Maclay placed fifth with
Other members of the Purple
'Pack who competed in the meet
were: Josh Todd-21st, 17:35
(personal best) and Adam White-
State Meet Outlook
Junior Rod Givens will be the
lone representative in Jackson-
ville for the Purple Pack.
"I like Rod's:chances at state,"
said Coach Scott Gowan.
Givens will enter the meet as
one of the favorites, along with
James Henry of St. John's
Country. pay,, Thure Caire of
:Maclay, Rudy Taute and Mike
Swope of Lake Highland Prep, and
Omar Osborne of Upperroom
Continuing' on Givens' sea-
son, Coach Gowan said, "He had
a great summer (250 miles), and
despite missing four meets with
an achilles injury, he has
Improved each week. He has run
.a personal best in each of the'last
itwo m gees.and t,kqok- as, 4 he,..s
-peaking at just the, right time."
"If he Is patient during the
race and runs like he is capable
of, he could become the Purple
'Pack's first individual state cross
country champion," concluded,
Gdowan. .. .., '
PSJ Girls Cross
Places at Districts'
The G;irl's, Cross Country
Team traveled to Gainesville this
past weekend for the class 2A-
District 1 Championship and
came away with a fifLh place fin-
Ish out of 21 competing schools.
The girls missed qualifying for
the state finals as a team by four
points, but Maclain Howse and
Jessica Hill both qualified for the
State Championships in Jackson-
ville on Saturday.
Both Howse and Hill broke
the old school record held by
. Lacey Johnson, with Howse run-
ning three miles in 20 minutes 53
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1998 LADY SHARKS-Kneeling, from left: Veronica Adkins, Amy Canington, Katie Kilbourn, Megan
'Johnson, Lisa Curry and Lyndsy Kilpatrick. Standing, from left: Coach Benny Roberts, Tynetta Towner,
Evette Gant, Courtney Lenox, Bonnie Belin, Angela McDowell, head coach Jim Belin and coach Becky
Lady Sharks Open Season Winning
Mole on Tud wt t -,I Sat u a 7 nnm a.n
Port St. Joe's Evette Gant
scored a game-high 20.points in
the Lady Sharks' season opener
on the road Tuesday night in a
80-26 commanding victory over
Bonnie Belin added 16 points
and Tynetta Towner 11 for the
Ladv Sharks in the winning effort.
Port St. Joe will play at'
.'s conds. with Hill close behind at
'21 minutes 7 seconds. Lacev
Johnson finished third for the
Lady Sharks with a time of 22
minutese, followed by Latrlka
Quinn at 23:53 and Melissa King
": Howse's tifime was her best by
! 50 seconds, with Hill improving
:o. e minute 50, seconds, Quinn
two minutes 21 seconds; and
King 44 seconds. Johnson ran her
second best race of the year. ,
"1 was sp pleased to see both,
the physical and mental prepara-
rtion pay off for these young ladies.
We were in a district with the top
three teams in our class, and we.
battled them for the full three
miles. I've never been prouder."
said Coach Vernon Eppinette.
Hill and Howse will run on
Saturday at 9:05 a.m., ET. on the
North" 'Camrpifs 'at. Florida "
Community 'College if Jatks~on
The Troy State University
baseball program has released
the dates for their winter baseball
camps. The first camp will be the ;
Pitcher/Catcher camp. This camp
will be held at Chism Park In
Montgomery, Alabama, on,
December 12. On December 13.
there '.will be another Pitcher/''
Catcher camp at Riddle-Pace
Field on the campus of TSU.
On December 19, TSU will be
hosting a Hitting camp, and there
will be a Pitcher/Catcher camp on
December 20. Both of these
camps will be held at Northview
High School in Dothan, Alabama.
All camps are from 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. All youth, age 8 to
18. are invited to attend. The cost
of each camp is S75. For more
information, please call (334)
670-3333 or (334) 670-5705.
Mosley on Thursday with tip-off Saturday, at 7 p.m.; and at
at 7 p.mi. (ET): at Holmes County Apalachicola Monday at 6:00 p.m.
PSJ Dixie Baseball
League Set Elections
The annual meeting for the
purpose of electing officers for the
upcoming season of little league
baseball in for Port St. Joe Dixie
Baseball has been scheduled for
November 30th beginning at 7
p.m., ET. The election will be held
in the conference room of the Port
St. Joe Fire Station.
All parents, coaches and.
other interested persons should
attend and let your voice be heard
concerning the management and
direction of the league for the
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The Raffielc4/Whitfield Gulf
County Trophy will remain in the
south end of the county for anoth-
er year. The Port St. Joe Sharks
cruised to a 40-6 victory over the
A Wewahitchka Gators in Friday
night's gridiron action.
"It was a good way for our,
seniors, and the whole team, to
end the regular season," said
Head Coach Chuck Gannon. "We
ended the regular season with an
S 8-2 record overall, the best since,
I've been here: 3-0 in District 4-
2A for the championship, arnd,
Gulf County champions."
The Sharks, ranked Nt4 in
Class 2A, struck first when
Bonjour Hill scooped up a fumble
n by the Gators' Chris Sims and
returned it 17 vards for a touch-'
down. Felix Machts added the'
extra point for a 7-0 Port St. Joe
lead with 7:32 left in the first'
After a short Wewahitchka,
punt, Port St. Joe quarterback
SJames Daniels connected Ywit
Rod Chambers on a fade pattern
-for a 28 yard touchdown on the
Sharks first play from scrimmage.
Machts' extra point extended the
Sharks' lead to 14-0 with 1:20 left
in the first quarter.
Port St. Joe scored' one more
._ touchdown before halftime when
Jim Faison broke free for a 70''
yard touchdown. Kyron Bailey
j made a great block to seal an out-
side running lane for Faison. The'
Gators' Dustin Combs blocked
The Port St. Joe Sharks show off the Raffield/Whitfield Gulf County Trophy after Friday
night's 40-6 win over the Wewahitchka Gators.
Faison tacked on a 56 yard
touchdown with :05 left in the
third quarter for a 32-0 Shark
Wewahitchka scored their
only touchdown of the game on a
13 yard run by Harold Williams.
Williams capped off a seven play,
tlon. while Mario Swanston had
one catch for 15 yards.
The Gators were led, on
offense by Bernard Vann who had
80 yards on nine carries, and one
reception for 13 yards. Williams
had six carries for 49 yards, and
Sims had 41 yards on nine car-
Quarterback Tripp .Atchison
completed three of eight passes
for 59 yards, and Vann completed
his only pass attempt for five
yards. Chris White had one recep-
tion for 38 yards and Vann had
one catch for 13 yards.
On defense, the Gators were
led by Justin Miller and Vann
with six tackles each. Myron
Vann, Blake Rish, Ernest
Williams, White, and Joe Green
all had four tackles.
Peters led Port St. Joe on
defense with 10 tackles, two for a
loss and one sack. Davin Baxter
had nine tackles; Brett Lowry had
eight tackles with one quarter-
back sack: Faison had seven
tackles with a sack and a fumble
recovery; while Hill added six
tackles and two fumble recover-
ies, one for a touchdown.
Score by Quarters
PSJ 14 6 12 8 40
WEWA 0 0 0 6 6
Sharks to Host
First Round of
The Sharks will host
Blountstown Friday night at 7:3('
ET for the First round of the 1la'-'
offs. All tickets will be 85.00. and
everyone must purchase a ticket.
There will be no reserved seats
"Blountstown is going to be" W
tough team to beat. They're a,
good football team, and do a lot of
things similar to us." said Coach
"We will have to play 48 min-
utes of football this time, instead
of just 24 minutes like we-did for
homecoming against them."
Wewahitchka's Myron Vann (22) picks up a first down as Port St.
Joe's Bonjour Hill (31) and Koran Peters (6) close in for the tackle.
Machts' extra point attempt
The Sharks took the opening
kick-off of the second half and
marched 58 yards in' five plays',
Port St. Joe's Jim Faison
rushed nine times for 161
yards against the Gators to
push him over 1,000 yards for
the regular season; 84 carries
for 1.003 yards.
scoring on a 38 yard run b
Peters. Machts' extra
attempt failed, but Port
did ex-tend Its lead to 26
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Sharks lead to 32-6 with 8:24 left
In the game.
Port St. Joe's Peters took the
ensuing kick-off and returned it
90 yards for the Sharks' final
touchdown and a 40-6 victory.
Faison led the Sharks on
offense with 161 yards on nine
carries with two touchdowns.
Faison w%,rapped up the regular
season with 1.003 yards on 84
carries and nine touchdowns.
"All of the coaches and play-
ers wanted to get Jim over 1.000
yards for the season, so we got
him in there a few more carries
late in the game to get him over
1,000," said Coach Gannon.
Also for the Sharks, Peters
gained 97 yards on 10 carries,
and Hill had three carries for 26
Quarterback Daniels com-
pleted two of five passes for 43
yards. had one touchdown. and
three one Interception. Chambers
had a 28 yard touchdown recep-
point Port St Joe Little
St. Joe League Football
ter. 0 All those, persons interested
..in forming. sponsoring, coaching.
and participating in Port St. Joe
little league football, hith 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.
The Highland View Volunteer
Fire Department is holding a
turkey shoot every Satirday and
Sunday, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
2 until November 22nd. The shoots
will be conducted at. Butler's
S Road, off of Highway 98, near
/ Highland View.
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Bonjour Hill (31) eludes two Gator defenders in Friday
night's District 4-2A match-up.
'l/Views On 'Denta(fHeafth
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
Things are bad enough noticeably pain jl. The next
when you have to lose a tooth stage is periodontitis or
because it can't survive the inflammation around the
ravages of decay. When you tooth. The gum begins to pull
lose one or more good teeth away from the surface of the
that show little-if-any signs of tooth's crown and root. This
decay, that's much worse. -creates deep pockets where"
That's what can happen when bacteria accumulate.
supporting tissues are In time, this process canr
destroyed by periodontal or destroy the socket of the
gum, disease. bone that supports the tooth
Unless you have regular as well as the fibers or liga-
checkups, gum disease can ments that anchor the tooth
quickly get out of hand. As to bone. Result: a good tooth
this disease progresses, the lost...
gums turh from natural pink
to red. Gradually, a space,
forms between gum and Prepared as a public service to pro-
orms between gum and mote better dental health. From the
tooth. office of FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.,
This stage is called gin- 319 Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
givitis, and it may not be + *+++++++++++++
Tripp Atchison releases the
ball as the Sharks' Davin
Baxter (76) closes in.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1998 PAGE 1B
Bay Committee Learns That Algae Comes In Many Sizes and Shapes
Is algae, which Is so prolific in some are bad. encouraged to grow by excessive although we're more familiarswith tide puts off a gas which smarts said.
,St. Joe Bay aid the Gulf, a plant "The red tide is the most noto- sewage discharge, fertilizer run-- the rblem algaes, such as red the eyes and causes difficulty in
,or an anicm Rosalie Shaffer, rious algae in area waters, killing off, animal waste, phosphate tide and the annual deposits on breathing. Hpe ee s pat empro
technical information with theliebrointhsuond detergents, and industrial dis- the beach'of seaweed-like algae, '~Algae Is transported in sever- grmwtthvausaeen
sea charge.bigth sroud "Algae is necessary, but too muct
Ntinl Marine Fisheries. toldina waters of oxvafg Nohdv many are very beneficial to al different manners throughoutocan make
.. __ r- .. 1 .. ---i- c n m ke oy u sick."
members of the St. Joe Bay
Committee Thursday morning
that the "Jury is still out," in
answer to this question.
She attempted to describe the
different kinds of algae by
describing their measurements as
anywhere from one-celled, micro-
scopic-sized to 180 inches long.
They come in different sizes, col-
ors, and shapes; some are good:
knows where it comes from, and
nobody knows where It goes," Ms.
On the good side, algae is
necessary as food for different
organisms and as an oxygen-cre-
ator. provides protective habitat
for sea creatures, and Is a source
of nutrients for the sea food
On the bad side, algae is
The speaker said that the'
Gulf of Mexico accounts for 40%'o
of the entire U.S. production of
algae, and the Mississippi River
outfall accounts for about 1/2 of
the algae bloom nourishment in
The Apalachicola River, which
is Florida's largest in volume,
accounts for 35'1, of Florida's dis-
charge. Ms. Shaffer said that
rhankind and necessary for thme
continued growth of marine life.
Richard Spulding said that
the algae also puts off a distinc-
tive substance in the air sur-
rounding it. He said that the red
the world: the most frequent car-
rier of algae is ships filling their
ballast tanks with seawater and
emptying them at their destina-
tion. Some things we can control,
and some things we can't," he
To sum up what both speak-
ers told the committee members.
algae is both necessary and a nui-
sance. They haven't decided yet
Gulf County Scholarship Program Recognized at
Foundation for Excellent Schools Conference Recently
Honored for 25 or More Years of Service
GT Corn recently recognized four long-time employees of the phone company in award pre-,
sentations in Port St. Joe. In the upper left photo, Myrtle Fox (center) was thanked for 35 years
of dedicated service. Ms. Fox, a storeroom clerk, received her award, a necklace, from Ferrin Seay
(left). Also pictured (right) is her supervisor, Bunnie Gainnie. Roy Lollie (in center of upper right
photo) was congratulated for 25 years of dedicated service to the business. Mr. Lollie, a cable.
splicer, also received his award, a lapel pin and gas grill, from Ferrin Seay. Pictured (right) is his
supervisor, Jack Medley.
Mary Brown (center of lower left photo) has been acknowledged for her 25 years of dedicated
service. Ms. Brown, a dispatcher, received as her award a JVC color television. In the lower right
photo, Diane Keith (standing, in center) was recognized for 3Q years with the company. Ms. Keith.
a dispatcher, was given a RCA hi-fi stereo-VCR as her award for the dedicated service. In both pho-
tos, Ferrin Seay (left) made the presentations, as supervisor, Jean McMillan, looked on. GT Comr
provides local service, as well as long distance, to customers in North Florida and South Alabama.
Three participants represent-
ing the Gulf County Scholarship
Committee and the Gulf County
School System recently attended
the Foundation for Excellent
Schools National Conference in
Committee members Carol
Cathey. Evelyn Cox, and Martha
Welmorts actively participated in
'the "Achieving Educational
,Excellence Through Collabora-
fion" Conference by presenting
' the Gulf County Scholarship
Program to school representatives
from all over the country.
S'Carol Cathey conducted an
,interactive workshop entitled
.1"Testing One. Two.. Three..."
'\Which explored strategies for
.improving standardized test
'scores. Participants were involved
'in cooperative learning exercises
designed to teach the topic using
la 'variety of strategies successful
wiLth' those of various learning
SMartha Weimorts sat on a
panel presentation entitled
"Community Involvement: Making
the Most of Volunteers" which
presented many of Gulf County's
programs which use community
and parent volunteers.
Some of those discussed
Include: Gulf County Girl Power.
the Port St. Joe Elementary
School volunteer program, par-
ent/teacher organizations, School
Advisory Committees, Celebrity
Readers, career speakers for all of
Gulf County's schools. Gold Card
Club, the Gulf County
Scholarship Program, School-to-
Work activities such as job-shad-
owing, 1/2 Cent Sales Tax
Committee, and athletic booster
All three participants attend-
ed sessions structured toward
helping school districts, parents,
and students raise their aspira-
tions so they can be successful.
The Gulf County delegation
also attended general sessions
and were inspired by the following
speakers: The Honorable Howard
Dean, M.D., Governor of Vermont;
The Honorable James Jeffords.
U.S. Senator, State of Vermont;
The Honorable Richard Riley, U.S.
Secretary of Education; Marianne
Kugler of the Mott Foundation;
and Rick Dalton. President,
Foundation for Excellent Schools.
The Gulf County delegation to
the conference had an
opportunity to talk with school
personnel from all over the United
States to exchange Ideas and
learn new ways to raise aspira-
tions and Improve education in
Said Evelyn Cox of
Wewahitchka Jr.-Sr. High School,
"Schools all over this country
have similar problems and needs.
I am pleased that Gulf County
was invited to this conference to
present some of our excellent pro-
grams already in place. We should
be very proud that we are held up
as an icon to model."
When attending a national
conference such as the FES, it is
evident that Gulf County should
be very proud of its educational
system all the way from the
administration, to the teachers
and faculty, to the parents and
community, and to the students
HEARING AID CENTER
618 W. 23rd Street
Top Quality, Name
Brand Hearing Aids
Monthly Service Center
Motel St. Joe (PSJ)
1st Thursday of each month
natural Gas 8 Safety
Natural gas supplies vitally needed energy
to thousands of homes, businesses and indus-
tries in iflorida. Energy, whether it be in the form
of gas, electricity, oil, water, etc., when uncon-
trolled can be dangerous.
Even though a record of safe operations has
been established over the years by the regulat-
ed gas industry, knowledge of the information
contained in this ad can assist you in recogniz-
ing a potentially hazardous condition and take
appropriate action to safeguard life and property.
Q. What Are Some of the Characteris-
tics of Natural Gas A User Should
A. Natural gas is a mixture of hydrocarbons
composed mainly of methane and exhibits
the following characteristics:
1. Odorless an odor is added to this gas.
2. It is lighter than air and if released will
rise into the atmosphere unless trapped.
3. It is nontoxic. However, as with any burn-
ing process, incomplete combustion will
form carbon monoxide which is toxic.
4. It is colorless.. ..
5. It has a flammability range of from 4% to
14% (approximate values by volume of
gas to air).
1s Natural Gas Dangerous?
Gas, like all forms of energy, is capable of
doing damage and must be". used properly.
However, the experience with' natural gas,
use shows it to be more safe than other en-
ergy sources which you use in your home or
Q. What Should You Kriow About Gas
A. 1. Natural gas doesn't. normally have an
2. A substance is added by your gas cotm-
pany to give natural gas a "rotten-egg"
smell should it escape.
3. Become familiar with the smell. Should
you detect this odor, it doesn't positively
tell you that there is a gas leak; but this is
sufficient reason for you to call your gas
company and have them investigate.
Q. What Additional Ways Can You
Detect A Gas Leak?
A. 1. When the ground is wet, you may detect
a leak by seeing bubbles rising through
puddles of water in a uniform manner.
2. A larger leak of gas from underground
piping may be able to be seen by sand
blowing around a small hole in the '
ground; it may be felt just as you may feel
air leaking from a small hole in a tire or
air hose; and if it is a large leak, a noise
can be heard similar to air leaking.
3. A flame at or around appliance piping
other than at the burner indicates leak-
Q. The Fact That A "Rotten-Egg"
Odor Is Detected, Does Than Mean
That There Is A Natural Gas Leak?
A. No. But this should be checked to assure
that the odor isn't an indication of a gas leak.
Call your gas company and report it. Odors
similar to that of natural gas may come from
the following:,: ,
1. A sewer system.
2. A water aeration plant which has a sul-1
phur content. ,
3. Swamps or bogs.
4. Areas where the land has been filled, etc.
Q. If There Is A Gas Leak, Will You
Always Smell An" Odor?/
A. No. If gas leaks from an above ground pipe,
there should always be an odor. However,
such as a leak from an underground service
line or main, the ground acts as a filter and
can remove the odor from the gas.,-
Q. Why Isn't A Gas Odqr Smelled
When the Gas Is Burned On A Gas
Range or Furnace?
A. The material used to odorize the gas is flam-
mable and is consumed in the process of
burning. If your equipment is properly adjust-
ed you should- not detect the odor when you
are using your appliances.
0. What Can One Do to Reduce the
Possibility of An Accident?
A. First keep the emergency telephone number
of your gas company handy. A good place to
keep this number is to write it down in the
front of your telephone book along with other
emergency telephone numbers such as fire,
Other things which should be done to im-
prove safety as well as conserve energy are:
1. Teach children that they are not to play
S with any appliances in the home.
2. Clean the burners and have them
checked for proper adjustment periodical-
3. Repairs, installations and removal of ap-
pliances are jobs for qualified persons.
Use only qualified people to do this work.
4. If lighting of an appliance is required, AL-
WAYS light match and hold at ignition
point of burner before you turn on the
5. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for,
operation and care of gas appliances.
6. Never take a chance. If you think you
smell gas, call you gas company.
Q. What Should be Done When One
Believes He Smells Gas?
A. There are many possible conditions which
could be encountered, thus it isn't possible
to give specific instructions for every situa-
tion: The following examples provide general
instructions which should assist:
1. If a slight odor is detected in a localized
area or room of a building do not use a
match or other flame in the area; call the
gas company immediately.
2. If a strong odor is detected in a building
or other confined space do not operate
electrical switches, light matches or use
an open flame; however, do open win-
dows and doors to ventilate the area
(caution: don't turn on exhaust fans)
leave the building and call the gas com-
3. If a strong odor is detected in a build-
ing and/or a hissing sound is heard -
do not operate electrical switches, lights
or other devices; do evacuate the build-
ing leaving exit doors open on your way
out, warn persons to stay clear of the
building and call the fire department and
gas company, immediately from another
4, If the odor of gas is detected outside (in
the yard, at the sidewalk, etc.) -
immediately call the gas company.
SAFETY IS YOUR BUSINESS. EDUCATE
YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ABOUT THE
PRECAUTIONS TO TAKE WHEN THEY BE-
LIEVE THEY SMELL THE ODOR OF GAS.
CAUTION: The term "Gas" is used by the
news media and others to include a variety of
products such as liquidified petroleum gases
(propane, butane), gasoline and natural gas.
Each product has its own characteristics which
differ from one another, thus the information
given in this advertisement is applicable only to
NEVER POSTPONE CALLING THE
GAS COMPANY WHEN YOU
BELIEVE THAT YOU SMELL GAS.
Emergency Telephone Numbers Are:
229-8216 -For Office Hours 8:30. to 5 P.M.
227-1115 Gulf County Sheriff's Dept.
229-8265 Police Department
ST. JOE NATURAL GAS COMPANY
Poli St. ide, FL
301 'Lotig Avenue
PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1998
Gardening Tips For November
With cooler weather coming,
we must now watch what we
plant to insure that it will survive
a killing frost. The more tender
vegetables would best have been
planted by September as there is
not enough time now for them to
mature to harvest. There is still
much to do however.
Vegetables suited for planting
in a "winter. garden" include cau-
liflower, beets, broccoli, brussel
sprouts, cabbage, carrots, Chi-
nese cabbage, kohlrabi, radish,
spinach, mustard, onions, and
strawberries. If the winter is nor-
mal, these should be well estab-
lished before the first killing
freeze occurs, between Thanks-
giving and Christmas, in Gulf
Unless we see temperatures,
in the very low 20's, they should
go on to produce through the win-
ter. So you can plant these veg-
etables at this time, but try to,
locate transplants rather than
starting from seed.
If you have discovered that a
plant Is really in the wrong place,
for whatever the reason, the.most
ideal time to transplant it (two to
three weeks after our first good
freeze) is fast approaching. Now is
the time to prepare that plant for
Farm Service Agency State
Executive Director Kevin L. Kelley
announced that the Farm Service
Agency (FSA) is now offering fed-
eral disaster assistance to eligible
family farmers in eight additional
Florida counties which include
Bay, Franldin and Gulf.
These counties were designat-
ed as an emergency disaster area
by the president based on dam-
ages and losses caused by
Hurricane Georges that occurred
on September 22.
Eligible farmers may qualify
for emergency loan assistance,
pursuant to the provisions of the
'"Emergency Agricultural Credit
Act of 1984" (Public Law 98-258).-.
imergency loan applications will
be received through May 25,
Farmers and ranchers in the
above counties who sustained
physical and production losses as
a result of the disaster may be eli-
gible to receive an emergency loan
from the Farm Service Agency.
Those farmers and ranchers who
wish to apply for an emergency
loan to assist them in recovering
from the loss resulting from this
disaster may apply for such a
loan at FSA offices.
The nearest FSA office in the
area is the Calhoun-Liberty-
Franklin-Gulf, located at 837
Leonard Street in Blountstown.
Individual examination will be
made of each application to deter-
mine the type of emergency loan
benefits for which the applicant is
eligible. Farm Emergency loans
may include funds to repair or
restore damaged. farm property,
as well as reimburse applicants
for expenses already incurred for
Loans based on qualifying
production losses may include
funds to reimburse applicants for
production expenses which went
into damaged or destroyed crop
and livestock enterprises and to
produce new crops. Payment
terms depend on the purposes for
which the loan is used and the
applicants ability to repay the
The emergency loan program
is limited to family-size farm oper-
ators. The loan amount is limited
to eighty percent of the calculated
actual production loss and 100%
of the actual physical loss. The
loan amount is further limited to
S$500,000 total emergency loan
From Basic Training
Air Force Airman Anna L Gay
has graduated from basic military
training at Lackland Air Force
Base in San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of train-
ing, the airman studied the Air
Force mission, organization, and
customs and received special
training In human relations.
In addition, airmen who cornm-
plete basic training earn credits
toward an associate ; degree
through the Community College
of the Air Force.
Gay is the daughter of
Deborah. S. Watfrd af Slocottib,
Alabama, and Larry S. Gay of Port'
St. Joe. She Is a 1997 graduate of
Rehobeth High School in
Roy Lee Carter,
Gulf County Extension Service i
To do this, dig around the.
plant to cut roots now, (just inside
where you will be digging at the:
time of the move) but don't lift it
out of the ground. Then water the
plant, just as if you had replanted
it, for the next few weeks.
In response to these cuts, the
roots will immediately begin gen-
erating new roots just back from
the cut. Within a couple of
months, the plant will likely have
produced enough' roots so. that.
when you move it in January or
February, it will be like- it was
coming from a pot with mosses of
water-absorbing feeder roots
close to the main body of the
aSuch a pre-conditioned plant
-will recover from transplanting
much more rapidly because from
-day one" of the move. it has the
roots in place to begin taking up_
water rather than having to grow
new ones. Survival with such pre-'
.conditioned plants is higher. ,;
Pecans are ready to harvest
now. In all likelihood, they will be
dry and empty inside. Why?
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
OCTO'BER 27, 1998
"The Gull' County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the -following members pre-
sent. Chairman Tommy Knox and
Commissioners Nathan Peters. Jr... John
Stanley. Jr.. Billy E Traylor. and Warren J.
Others present were- County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister.
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C
Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore. Chief Administrator Don Butler.
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wlbberg.
Director Larry Wells. Emergency
Management/91 1 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson. Mosquito Control Department
Secretary Sandy Hobbs. Assistant Road
Superintendent Bobby Knee. Solid Waste
Director Joe Daniford. South Gulf County
E.M.S Director Shane MeGuffin. Shenffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent. and
Deputy Sheriffs John Garner and Buddy
The meeting was called to order at
6:01 p.m E.S.T
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman Knox led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
CONSENT AGENDA / SUPPLEMEN-
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Upon moon by
Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous tote.
the Board approved the Consent Agenda
and Supplemental Consent Agenda, as fol-
-September 9, 1998 Budget Meeung
-September 22. 1998 Budget Meeting.
-October 8." 1998 '-Special Meeting i
.--October 12r-1.998 Value Adjustment
-October 13. 1998 Special Meeting
-October 13. 1998 Regular Meeting
-October 19. 1998 Workshop
2. Court Order
-Payment to Laurie Simon. Witness
(Harrnson '97-731-MM 8182.90 *
-Payment to Timothy J. McFarland.
Attorney (Overman H9815-CF
S605 00 Account 6102 1-310001
-Payment to Timothy J. McFarland.
Attorney (Nunnery 59854-CF
S270.00 Account #61021-31000)
-Payment to J Gordon Shuler. Attorney
(Everett H98-87-J S391.33 *"Account
-Fill.Dirt (Justin & Holly Smithl
-Disaster Resource Management (198-
09-01 S13.815 00 to be paid from
Hazard Mitigation Grant Funds)
-Agency for Health Care Administration
Medicaid (September. 1998 t9808 '
S23.602.56 Account P52264-34 100)
-Purchase Assistance Ard/Watkins
-Purchase Assistance Collingsworth/
Sykes (S 1.615.00)
-Purchase Assistance Green
-Florida Counties Foundation 1998-
-1999 National Hurricane Conference
SULIPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA
1. Budget Amendment t4 General Fund -
Prof. Serv -Mon./Eng. #42634-31000::
Original Budget 822.000: Increase
S6.000: Decrease -0-. Amended Budget
Pay to Other Govt Ag. #42634-49100:
Original Budget S20.227: Increase
S 17.138: Decrease -0-: Amended
Equipment #42634-64000: Original
Budget Decrease S-0-: Increase
12.500: -0-: Amended Budget S12,500,
Escrow Obligations #42634-49300;
Original. Budget $43,773; Increase -0-;
Decrease $35,638; Amended Budget
2. Court Order
-Payment to Attorney: Timothy J.
McFarland (Nunnery #98-54-CF *
$270.00 to be paid, from Account
6102 1-31000) :
-Payment to Attorney Timothy J.
McFarland (Overman #98-15-CF *
$605.00 to be paid from Account
3. Disaster Relief Funding Agreements
4. Inventory '
-Supervisor of Elections (Transfer; #30-
262 to Mairitenance Department/(Junk
#30-255 & #30-258) .
-FL- Dept. of Labor Unemployment
Compensation 1I9975527 0 *.$45.10 *
Keys, Riles, Nicodemus)
-Julian Webb & Associates, Inc. -
Admin. Bldg 'Hardening' ($3.000.00
to be paid from grant funds #98DB-IY-
.',:. 6. Proclamation
-Hospice of Northwest Florida. 'Inc.'
(National Hospice Month November.
1998). as follows:
WHEREAS. Hospice of- Nofthwest
Florida. Inc. volunteers arhd.itaff provide a
..special kind of caring for those'in.our com-
munity who are terminally ill: and
WHEREAS. Hospice has helped meet
the medical, emotional and spiritual needs
of more that 300.000 terminally ill adults
and children across the Nation last year
SWHERE;AS, Hospice focuses on the
entire family; and a
WHEREAS. Hospice in the United
States has flourished from one program In
1974 to more than 3.000 today: and
'WHEREAS. Hospice celebrates its
24th anniversary. n America this year. and
WHEREAS, Hospice has served the
people of Northwest Florida since 1984 and
will serve over' 1.800 patients in 1998: and
WHEREAS, an increase in public
awareness and understanding of Hospice
care will better sene the families of our
community who are faced with a terminal
illness: therefore, be it
RESOLVED that the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida will
Join the hundreds of Cities and States in
observing the month of November as
National Hospice Month. We will actively
encourage the support and participation of
friends. neighbors, colleagues,. and fellow
citizens in associated Hospice activities and
programs now and throughout the year.
RECEIVE' BIDS (#9899-01) -
WEWAHITCHKA HEALTH DEPARTMENT
RENOVATION-Pursuant to advertisement
to receive sealed bids (#9899-01) for reno-&
vation of the Wewahlichka Healtlh
Department, the following bid was received
and tabled for review by Chief
Administrator Butler and Health
Department Administrator Kent: KMT, Inc.
886.940.00 Base Bid;: 2.500.00 Increase -
Altl m; 82.000.00 Decrease Alt. 92;
S3.500 00 Decrease Alt. #3.
RECEIVE BIDS (#9899-02) PUMP -
HYDRAULIC RESCUE TOOL (E.S.U.)-
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids (09899-02) for a hydraulic rescue tool
pump for Gulf County E S.U., the following
bids were received and tabled for review by
Chief Administrator Butler, David
Richardson. and Bobby Plair: Rescue
Systems. Inc S3.820.00 with trade-in.
Team Equipment. Inc. S3,761 48 wit.h-
Luadb=ln *''' '
RECEIVE BIDS (#9899-03) ICE
MACHINE (W.C.F.D.)-Pursuant to adver-
tisement to receive sealed bids (#9899-03)
for a new ice machine for the White City
Fire Department. the following bids were
received- Harden Service Company, 600
lb./$3,304.00, 800 lb./$4,131,83; St. Joe
Service Company, Inc., 600 1b./82.999 00.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Traylor. and
unanimous vote, the Board tabled the bids
for review and recommendation by mem4
bers of the White City Fire Department.
RECEIVE BIDS (#9899-04) SELL
TWO (2) USED ICE MACHINES -
W.C.F.D.-Pursuant to advertisement to
receive sealed bids (#9899-04) to sell two
(2) used ice machines,for the White City
Fire Department,' the following bids were
received. Charles Atkins Machine #1,
Serial t041867H0337434... $35.90;:
Machine #2. Serial #850562940. $10.00
Upon moon by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Traylor,. and.
unanimous vote, the Board tabled these
bids for review and recommendation by
members of the 'White City Fire
WEWA DENTAL CLINIC / KID CARE'
PROGRAM DONATION-Doug Kent. Public
Health Administrator, appeared before the
Board to present certificates for Joe,
Bearden. Raymond Harper. and George
Lfmois for the work they did at the
Wewahitchka Dental Clinic to prepare It for
use. Administrator Kent further requested
that the Board donate 81.000.00 each from
their Special Projects Funds for the Kid
Care Program. which helps provide health
insurance for children ol low-income famlr.
lies who cannot obtain Insurance else-
where. Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager. second by Commissioner Travloir
and unanimous vote, the Board approved.'
this request I
RECEIVE BIDS (#9899-03) ICE
MACHINE -W.C.F.D.-Attorney McFarland
reported that he had overlooked a bid frorm
Kirk s Ice (the bids were written on the
brochures). and they should be included.
as follows: Harden Service Company. 450
lb./S--, 600 Ib /S3.304.00, 800 lb./
$4,131.83; St. Joe Service Company, Inc.,
450 lb./$--, 600 lb./$2,999.00, 800 Ib./
83.799.00: Kirk's Ice, 450 Ib./S2.799.25',
600 lb /S2,838 75; 800 lb./S3,735.00
McFarland reported that he had received'
letters regarding possible litigation in refer-
ence to various road paving projects in Gulf
County, and cautioned the Board about
open discussion on these topics.
INVOICE AIRPORT FEASIBILITY
STUDY-Chief Administrator, Butler report-,
ed that ;the/ Floridi Department Ff.
Transportation has remitted their portion
($15,407.20) of 'the first invoice froih
Dames & Moore on the Airport Feasibility
Study (Bid #), and requested that the Board
send the funds received to Dames & Moore
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager. sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor. and unan(-
mous vote, the Board approved- this
request; Chief Administrator Butler report-
ed that'the final invoice will be submitted to
D.O.T. in the near future.
PERMIT FEE RIFUND-Chief Admifi-
istrator Butler reported that James Rish
paid a $135.00 permit'fee in February,
1998, and has requested that this fee be
refunded because Mr.. Rih'believes that the
law has changed to allow fdr permit fee-
exemptions for agricultural structures
(effective May, 1,998). He stated that the
Planning/Building Department had already'
performed the plan review and one inspec-
tion on..the site. Commissioner Yeager
motioned to deny this request, and
Commissioner Ttaylor'. seconded the
motion. After further discussion about an
opinion from the County Attorney,
Commissioner Traylor withdrew his second
and Commissioner .Yeager withdrew .the
motion, to allow Attorney McFarlahnd t'o
. review this matter.
Pecans are subject to some seri-
ous disease problems. One in par-
ticular that we had bad this year
was pecan scab. It caused a spot-
ting of the outer shell of the pecan
and severe leaf spotting that leads
to early leaf drop, which leads to
incomplete' filling of the nuts.
In addition, pecans are very
dependent on having adequate
hours of sun during July through
September. The overcast weather
and frequent rains in the past few
months did not provide good con-
ditions for ,nut filling/ripening.
There's nothing we can do about
it; it's just too bad.
While niany herbs are too ten-
der to survive a typical winter..
there is a large list that are con-
sidered cold-hardy enough to sur-`
vive as long as temperatures don't.
go too far down into the low 20's.
Among the most cold-hardy
they listed are arugula, angelica.
bay,. burnet. cilantro. chervil.
chive, dill, fennel, horhound,
lambs ear, marjoram, lavender.
parsley, oregano. rosemary, and
REGIONAL LANDFILL FEASIBILITY
STUDY-Solid Waste Director Danford
requested that the Board send a letter to
the Apalachee Regional Planning Council
asking for their assistance in obtaining a
grant to have a Regional Landfill feasibility
study performed In Gulf County. I
MECHANIC ROAD DEPARTMENT-
Administrator Wells reported that no onq
signed up for the Mechanic I position at the
Road Department. and Commissioner
Traylor motioned to adieruse to hire a
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
moon, and it passed unanimously.
TRAINING ACTIVITIES AIR
FORCE-Marion Hough appeared before
the Board to discuss proposed training
activities (with flares) to be held by Tyndall
Air Force Base in the Compass Lake/
Carrabelle areas, requesting that the Board
write a letter to Tyndall to request that they
shoot the flares over water, not land, due to,
the flre hazard it will create. ', ,
WEWAHITCHKA AMBULANCE SER-
VICE-Marion Hough presented a cost
breakdown for South Gulf County E.M.S.
and for Wewahitchka Ambulance Service,
based on current budget/expense figures.
EUBANKS DRIVE-Jessie Eubanks.
of Honeyvllle. appeared before the Board to
discuss the history of Eubanks Drive, and
to thank the Board.(on behalf of the five
families, living in the area) for paving this
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FIRE
TRUCK S.G.C.F.D.-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager. second by Commis-
sioner Peters. ard unanimous %ote, the
Board agreed to adverse to receive sealed
bids for a fire truck for South Gulf County,
Fire Department ito be paid from their bud-
FEDERAL HIGHWAY REGISTER t
,COUNTY ROADS-Commissioner Yeager
discussed that several-tounty 'roads are
listed on the Federal Highway Register, and
the Board should receive federal funding
for upkeep of these roads.
Upon discussion. the Board agreed for
Commissioner Yeager and Chief
Administrator Butler to research the cost of
hiring a lobbyist to obtain this funding.
Chairman Knox stated that Congressman
Boyd s Office should be contacted, as well.
'HIGHLAND VIEW WATER SYSTEM-
Commissioner Yeager discussed the short-
fall of funds for the Highland View Water
System. stating that the Board should hold
a workshop to discuss this matter.
The meeting then recessed at 6:37
The meeting reconvened at 6:50 p.m.,
ROAD RECLASSIFICATION -
D.O.T.-Commissioner Yeager requested
that Chief Administrator Butler send a let-
ter to the Florida Department of Transpor-
tation to obtain a copy of their criteria
regarding reclassification of roads.
SAND MARINA SITE-Commission-
er Yeager reported that citizens of Cape San
Bias had obtained sand from the new mari-
na construction site to help alleviate ero-
slon problems they' are having- and there Is
;a black substance in the sand which needs
to be Identified.
'ROAD ACCEPTANCE SEA CLIFFS
DRIVE-Commissioner Yeager discussed
'Sea Cliffs Drive. and mouoned that the
Board accept this road contingent upon
getting the appropriate signatures from the
property owners within 120 days.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion
and, alter further discussion It passed
SUBDIVISION ANN FORTSON-
Upon Inquiry by Commissioner Stanley.
Chief Administrator Butler reported that he
had been contacted regarding a minor
replat/subdivision for Ann Fortson. He
stated that an application for this process
was faxed to Robert Nations. but has not
been returned to the Planning/Building
Department at this time
RIGHT-OF-WAY EASEMENT REVO-
CATION-Upon Inquiry by Commissioner
Stanley regarding a landowner who is inter-
ested, in"taking back an easement given to.
the 'County, Attorney McFarland agreed to; '
meet with Commissioner Stanley to obtain. ,
the details and research this matter. ,
SURVEYOR SUBDIVISION PLATS-
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Stanley
regarding a County "Surveyor Undeir
Contract" to approve subdivision plats,
Chief Administrator Butler stated that the'
County does not have a surveyor under
contract at this time. He further stated that
a special surveyor was hired to. approve the
Dolphin Bay to Beach plat because the
Board did not realize* the law had changed'.
prior to their acceptance of this plat. The
Board further discussed sending letters tb
the Legislators to attempt to have this law
AMERICAN RED CROSS / CENTRAL
Stanley discussed that Gulf County did not
contribute as much to the American Red
Cross as was received in service (Gulf
County received $3,063.00 in assistance,
but contributed only $50.00 last year), and
he requested that the Board members con-.
sider contributing funds from their Special
GASKIN PARK BOAT RAMP /
RETAINING WALL-Commissioner Traylor
stated that Thomas Vaughn, of the Florida
Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission, had
,notified him that their department is not
responsible for the bulkhead at Gaskin
Park, but assistance might be obtained
from the Army Corps of Engineers as they
helped to consritruct the.bulkhead originally.
He further reported that the Army Corps of
Engineers had Informed him that they have
no funds available to assist in the repair.
Upon discussion about the costs associated
.with repairing the ramp and wall,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to adver-
tise to receive sealed bids for this work.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion. and it passed unanimously.
DENTAL CLINIC WEWAHITCHKA-
Commissioner Traylor commended Public
Health Administrator Doug Kent for his
efforts in keeping the dental clinic In oper-
ation In Wewahitchka. .
Commissioner Traylor thanked the Board
for agreeing to hold a workshop in
Wewahitchka regarding upgrading the
Wewahitchka Ambulance Service (October
SAULS CREEK ROAD-Upon inquiry
by Commissioner Peters. Assistant Road
Superintendent Knee reported that the
Sauls Creek Road is passable to the park.
but it is sull too wet to install the pipe.
CRANE OPERATORS GASKIN
PARK-Upon Inquiry by Commissioner
Peters about a crane operator Lf the County
performed the repair work at Gaskin Park.
Assistant Road Superintendent Knee
reported that James Hysmith and Roy
Causey are qualified to operate that piece of
HURRICANE MITCH UPDATE-
Upon Inquiry by Commissioner Peters.
Emergency Management Director Wells
reported that Humcane Muitch Is expected
to slow down currencyy has sustained
winds of 150 m.p.h.). but it Is too early to
forecast the direction it will take once past
the Cayman Islands.
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT "BED"
TAX-Chairman Knox encouraged everyone
to vote In favor of the 'Bed Tax on
Tuesday. November 3rd.
AWARD BID #9899-01 WEWA-
HITCHKA HEALTH DEPARTMENT RENO-
VATION-Upon recommendation by Chief
Administrator Butler. Commissioner Peters
motioned to award the bid'ifr renovation'of
the Wewahitchka-,.Heaih.- Department t' .-o
KMT, Inc.. in the total amount otf,
885.940 00 (Base Bid. Plus Alternates k 1 I'
#3). Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
AWARD BID #9899-02 PUMP /
HYDRAULIC RESCUE TOOL (E.S.U.l-
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager. sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor. and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to award bid
o9899-02 for the hydraulic rescue tool
pump to Team Equipment. Inc.. In the total
amount of S3.761 48 (includes trade-in. as
recommended by Gulf County E.S.U.
ROAD PAVING TIMBERLANE
ROAD-Bobo Owens. of Wewahitchka.
appeared before the Board to thank the
Board for paving Timberlane Road. He also
discussed that easements were given to the
County. and the landowners appreciate the
County s assistance, as there were many
problems for the school buses prior to
MEETING ROOM-Marilyn Blackwell
discussed that there are not enough chairs
in the Board Room to accommodate the
WEWAHITCHKA HEALTH DEPART-
MENT BID / BID PROCESS-Upon inquiry
by Manon Hough about the bidding process
(only one bid was received). Attorney
McFarland reported on the County's bid-
ding/adiertising policy. Public Health
Administrator Kent stated that the bid
received for this project met the spec'fica-s
tions, and fell within the budget.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM-Calvin Rouse
appeared before the Board to thank them
for their participation in the S H.I P.
Program, through which he will soon own a
home. The Board ,discussed the fine job
that S.H.I.P. Administrator Williams has
done with this program.
ROAD PAVING DEAD LAKES
DRIVE-Ronnie Martin, 'of Wewahlichka, '
appeared before the Board io discuss West
Arm Drive and the amount of ad valorem
taxes paid by residents living on this road.
and to thank the Board for paving it.
There being no further business and
upon' motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley, 'and unani-.
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATrEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK
OCTOBER 29, 1998
The. Gulf County- Board, of County
Commissioners met this date in workshop
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Tommy Knox and
Commissioners Nathan Peters, Jr.. John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Others present were:' Chief Deputy
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy
Clerk Towan McLemore, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg, Solid Waste
Director .Joe Danford, South Gulf County.
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin, and
South Gulf County E.M.S. employee John
The -meeting was called to order at,
6:02 p.m., C.S.T.
WEWAHITCHKA AMBULANCE SER-
VICE UPGRADE-Chairman Knox reported
that the purpose of this workshop is to
obtain proposals from South Gulf County
E.M.S. and Bay Medical Center regarding
the upgrading of the Wewahitchka
South Gulf County E.M.S. Director
McGuffln presented the following four (4)
levels of service which could be provided for
Wewahitchka: (1) Full ALS Service-24 hours
per day, $264,500.00; ,(2) Same as #1,
$264,500.00; (3) 24-hour Paramedic,
$189,635.00; (4) Same as #3, $189,635.00.
The following individuals then com-
mented/made inquiries of South Gulf
County E.M.S. Director McGuffln: Brenda
Gortman, Linda Whitfield, Marty Larkin.
Dr. Michael Barnes, Jerry Suber, Robert
Weeks, Ward McDaniel, Cheryl McNamara,
Local Pianists Play To Help Others
Pianists, (from left, in the above photo) Lauren Wells, Heidi
Wells, Sarah Hiscock, Margaret Gibson and B. J. Presnell recent-
ly performed in a "Music Playathon" during the Council on
Aging's Fall Festival.
The student pianists collected pledges based on the number
of pieces they played in the playathon. All Playathon moneys
have been donated to the Alzheimer's Respite Center in Panama
City. Each dollar pledged was matched with $10 from other
sources. The local pianists raised $197, which will total $1,970
after matching funds are received.
Doris Norris. Harold Dorman. and Eddie
Jones. South Gull County E.M.S. Director
McGuffin and Chief Administrator Butler
reported on the expenses/'revenues for the
South Gulf County service for last fiscal
year. and stated that all transports would
be made to Bay Medical Center unless
Randy Vick. E.M.S. Coordinator for
Bay Medical Center. appeared before the
Board and presented the following four (4)
levels of senice which could be provided for
the Wewahitchka area:
I1I Full ALS Service-24 hours per
day/Bay Vehicles. 8200.000.00: (2) Full
ALS Service-24 hours per day/Gulf
Vehicles. S189.000.00: (3) 24-hour
Paramedic/Bay Vehicles. S 76.000.00: (4)
24-hour Paramedic/Gulf Vehicles.
The following individuals then com-
mented/made inquiries of Bay Medical
E.M S. Coordinator Vick. Dr Michael
Barnes. Alice O'Shall. Myrtice Pollock,
Ward McDaniel. Arian Guffey.
Commissioner Billy Traylor. Tunie Miller.
Tern Knowles. Marty Larkin. Barbara
Shirley-Scott. Tommy Skipper. Myrtice
Dean. W C Robinson. Marilyn Blackwell,
Linda Whiltield, Doug Kent. Harold' -
Dorman. and Pat Roeder.
Dr Michael Barnes then spoke on.
behalf of the Wewahitchka Ambulance
Sernce. in support of going with the Bay '
Medical Center proposal (S35.000.00). and'
he presented a letter from Dr Tom Curry.'
The following Individuals then com-
mented- Mar Ellen Gortman. Nellie Wade,
Max Kilbourn. Bo John Lester,
Wewahitchka Mayor Ray Dickens. Kenny
Strange Ion behalf of the Wewahitchka
Chamber of -Commercel. Commissioner
John Starlevy. Jr Commis.ijqhqr, BijIlyJ'
Traylor and Commissioner Nathan Peters,:
Chairman Knox then thanked Mr.
Vick. Dr. Barnes. and South Gulf County
E.M S. Director McGuffin for their work on
these proposals,. and he thanked the public
for attending this meeting There being no
further business. the meeting did then
adjourn at 8.00 p.m.. C.S T.
TOMMY KNOX. CHAIRMAN-
ATTEST: BENNY C LISTER. CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 30, 1998
The Gullf County Poard of County
Commissioners met this date in special
session with the following members pre-
sent Chairman Tommy Knox and
Commissioners Nathan Peters. Jr.. John
Stanley. Jr. and Billy E. Traylor,
Others present were: County Attorney
'Timothy McFarland. Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham. Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore. Chief Administrator Don'
Butler. Administrative Assistant Debie'
Wlbberg. Building Official/Assistant.
Planner Michael Hammond. and South Gulf
County E.M S Director Shane McGuffin.
The meeting was called to order at
4.01 p.m E.S.T. "- : r -
POLICY UNCLAIMED / INDIGENT
DECEASED-Attorney McFarland reported
that Mr Beard passed away at Gulf Pines
Hospital,. and 'has no known family. He'fur-
.her reported that the Board can opt for,'
cremation for $325.00,' with a $75.00
transport :fee to Comforter Funeral Home.;
After discussion, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to release Mr. Beard's body for
cremation (being held by the, Medicol'
Examiner), and,:Commissoner Stanley sed-
onded the motion for discussion. After dis-
cussion regarding, attempts which hae;
been made regarding kinship, donors, etc!,.
the motion passed unanimously (4-0).
Attorney McFarland then presented a
policy, regarding unclaimed/indigert,'
deaths and an affidavit outlining proce-
dures which must be followed according to
the Florida' Statutes., for the Board's'
approval. Upon motion by Commissioner.
Stanley, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board
adopted the policy (cremation/transport)
and affidavit (to be completed prior to cre-
mation). The documents are on file in the:
MINOR SUBDIVISION FINAL:
APPROVAL-Chief. Administrator Buter.
reported on Greenhill Subdivision (a 5-lot
minor subdivision belonging to Robert and
Jane Rhinehart), stating 'that all require-
ments have been met and it is ready for
final plat approval. Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous (4-
0) vote, the Board approved the final plat of,
Greenhill Subdivision. I
INVENTORY BEACHES FIRE
DEPARTMENT-Upon .discussion, Comn-
missioner Peters motioned to Junk a' 1987
Blazer (#150-65), and advertise to receive
bids to sell it. Commissioner Stanley sec-
onded the motion for discussion and after
discussion that the Beaches Fire
Department bought the Blazer from their
own funds, the motion passed unanimous-
ly (4-0). Upon discussion that the Sheriffs
Department agreed to donate a 1992 Ford
(Vin #2FACP72W8NX207026) to the
Beaches Fire- Department to replace the
Chevrolet Blazer, Commissioner Stanley
motioned to accept the 1992 Ford from the
Sheriffs Department. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0). :: .
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley, and unani-
mous (4-0) vote, the meeting did then
adjourn at 4:11 p.m., E.S.T.
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK
MINUTESOF !1dITHIE.. GLFC UTYBAR O CUTYCOMSSONR
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 19, 1998
VFW Post Observed Veterans Day In 3 Ceremonies
Participate in Activities at High School, Nursing Home, and Courthouse
At 11 a.m., in front of the Gulf
County Courthouse, Dave Kelly,
Post Quartermaster, led those
gathered in a memorial ceremony.
Post Chaplain Dr. Talmadge
Kennedy opened the service with
a prayer, followed by the place-
ment of a wreath at the base of
the monument by Butch Arendt.
Dick Seefeldt, Wallace Tillery,
Marcia Wight (Auxillary Jr. Vice),
and Shannon Phinazee placed
red, white and blue flowers and
the flag on the wreath. Wanda
Walker, Auxiliary member, sang
the National Anthem and "God
Representing VFW Post #10069 and Auxiliary are, from left, Ruth Dumas, Arnetta Henderson,
Margaret Barker, Joe Prock. Teresa Lowry, Angel Murnan, and Ginny Seefeldt.
Shannon Phinazee welcomed
all the guests, offered a few words
on veterans, and read a poem
written by a Viet Nam veteran.
Wanda Walker, Ladies
Auxiliary member, sang the
National Anthem, followed by
everyone reciting the Pledge of
Allegiance. Then, all in atten-
dance joined Mrs. Walker in
singing "God Bless America" to
begin the contests and fun.
The merchants of Port St.
Joe, Mexico Beach, Highland
View. Simmons Bayou, Cape San.
Blasi indian Pass. and other indi-
vid'als, made the' celefbratioin 'a
tremendous success with all their
donations offered. Please see the
"Thank You" ad in this edition of
6i The Star.
The weather turned out great
for the event, and all the prizes for
the children's games, all the door
prizes for the adults, and the tro-
phies were give~ out. No one left
The Beach Baptist Chapel.
located at 311 Columbus Street min
St. Joe Beach. would like to invite
you to join with them Sunday,
4 November 22. for a special service
presented by "Celebration".
Gary and Jill Sadler of the
group "Celebration" will be minis-
tering through song and scripture
as everyone gathers at this time of
prayer, praise, and Thanksgiving.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. (ET)
followed by Thanksgiving dinner
on. the grounds.
were given out to all the children
by Marcia Wight, auxiliary mem-
ber, disguised as a clown for the
The -kids waited patiently '
for 'the, VPW- Auxiliarys-",'resi-
dent artist" (Jeri Noble) to ani-
mate their faces with paint
during the afternoon.
hungry as they enjoyed the free
hamburgers, hot dogs. and sodas.
A few tried their voices at
karaoke furnished by Kevin Kunz.
and played by Bi-enda-and the
rest enjoyed the music. Balloons
in Gulf County
Several Gulf County families
in the area are In need of
Infant/toddler car seats, in-
fant/toddler clothing and shoes.
diapers, baby wipes., electri-
cal/space heaters, and blankets.
If you have any of these items
to donate, or for more information
about the Healthy Start Coalition
or the services offered in Gulf
County, please call Jill Jones.
Care Coordinator, at 227-1276.
ext. 126. Thank you for your con-'
lt ewa's Chamber of Commerce announcers the
Festival& Parade '
Saturday, December l12th
S FESTIVAL at Lake Alice Park
10 a.Im. to 2 p.m. CT
Live Entertainment Food Booths Games & Rides
Santa to Visit'with Youngsters
SPARADE down Main Street
will begin at Sunset (Time.TBA) ,,
For more information, or to enter the ,. cI/2
.parade, call Kenny Strange at 639-2824.
At the conclusion of.theafter-
noon, each child released a bal-
loon with their name and phone
number attached to it.
The Gulf/Franklin Center
Gulf Coast Community College
3800 Garrison Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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Friday, Nov. 20, 1998
Monday, Nov. 23, 1998
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Bless America" in honor of veter-
The color guard was com-
prised of post members Carlos
Wight. Willie McNalr, Bob Pugh,
and "Corky" Barker. Dave Kelly
delivered a short speech and
recited a poem, "What is a
PSJHS Band Director Mitch
Bouington closed the service by
A special thanks Is extended
to Ken Murphy for providing the
sound system and patriotic music
for the ceremony.
Mailing Supplies & Accessories
Put an end to your
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See Our Display of
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Some of the youngsters attending Saturday's celebration are
shown in the photo above trying out their voices on the karaoke.
PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1998
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.':[ -! mGulf CountySchools.-
MON- Chicken Nuggets,
S. .'.A. Tater Tots, Orange, Graham
t. p,,Crackers and Milk.
TUES- THANKSGIVING DINNER.
-WEDS- No ,LUNCH SERVED.
e s n n THURS-' THAN KSGIVNG,, NO
FRI- HOLIDAY, NO ScHOl'.
." HAPPY HOLIDAY"
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF CERTAIN ITEMS.
S. W.A. T. Promoting "Great American Smoke-Out"
In the photo above, Wewahitchka S.W.A.T. students, Cedric Lenox and Ryan Martin, encourage
the students in Esther Taunton's fifth grade Wewahitchka Elementary School class to adopt a
smoker for the "Great American Smoke-Out" on Thursday, November 19th (today). ..
NJROTC is Busy! the
County NJROTC Unit. Forty-three of
it has recently been abusy oPrickipal
.;'-w ^.% .",^^ :. *Naval Air Station to attend the W eWah tc' hka
S-Blue Angel Air Show. While in
:;,"'.-.". B Ui h. I -. ..' pen la the unit ,also visited TT.. I ...-1 ..L'
SBig Bucks For St. Jude
The fifth and sixth graders at
WES earned $3,311.52 to' give to
St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital. Mpch thanks to Esther
Taunton who headed up the pro-'
Only In A Little Town
Lisa Dorman noticed that'one
of my headlights was out. She told
me about it and I thanked her and
said I'd see about it. I guess she
realized I would keep forgetting it,
and so one morning on the side-
walk. she handed me a headlight
and told me. "I'll charge it for you.
(Harold's Auto). Houston can put
it on." How's that for an accom-
First Grade Fun Friday
Rhonda Pridgeon and Misty
Harper would like to thank every-
one who donated and helped with
"Fun Friday". They raised over
S400.00 to be used for classroom
supplies and enrichment. Plus,
we had a great 45 minutes out-
Teachers Becky Birmingham,
and Rhonda Pridgeon are off to
Orlando from Wednesday through
Friday for an elementary school
conference. Besides meetings,
there will be a keynote speaker.
The event will be held at the
Peabody Hotel on International
Drive. The conference's motto is
"Speak to Us of Children".
The kindergarten and first
grades will be off to the Marina
Civic Center on Friday to see a
production of 101 DALMATIONS.
This Disney Classic never gets
stale in its telling.
Early Dismissal Dates
/ Monday, November 23, at
1:50 p.m. for teacher in-service.
/ Wednesday, November '.25
for Thanksgiving holidays.
/ Friday. December 18, at
11:50 for Christmas vacation.
If you' want to do something
really great for your child, read to
them every night and let them
Next week, school will dismiss
at 1:50 p.m. on Monday,
November 23. Our teachers will
be participating in a training
event. Then. on Wednesday,
November 25, the middle school
will be getting out for
Thanksgivipg break at 11:50 a.m.
No lunch will be served on that
Also taking place on
Wednesday, November 25, is the
10th Annual Middle School
Turkey Trot. This event consists
of six one mile runs. One each for
boys and girls in grades six
through eight. Come, out to Shark
Stadium at 9:00 a.m. and cheer
for your' favorite runner.
Parents, If you did not receive
a progress report from your child
contact the middle school office at
Congratulations to the follow-
ing "Students of the Week": eighth
grade-Jessica Sherrill; seventh
grade-Haley Quintana; and sixth
grade, Travis Burge and Ryan
Chris Hendricks' cross coun-
read to you. If you are consistent
with it, you "`ll d Isee amazing
progress and results. .
"Students Of The Week"
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week" .
Rhianne Giddlens. Stephen
Denton. Emily Baxley. Angelica'
Driesbach and Jenna Chesser.
Progress reports for this grad-
ing period were sent home o,,
Monday, November 16. If you,
would like to schedule a.
parent/teacher conference. please
Miss Minger's class Is collect-
ing scraps of material. This mate-
rial will be used for a project to
donate to charity. Please send any
material you can spare 'to Miss
School will be dismissed at
1:30 on Monday, November 23,
due to teacher inservice.
School will be dismissed at
11:30 on Wednesday. November
25 due to Thanksgiving holidays.
Schools + Parents = Success
What happens when parents
get involved. in their children's
education?. Grades go up-and
behavior improved, too. Whether
it's reading together or attending
a teacher conference.", parent
involvement does make a differ-
'!Our Christmas holidays will
begin December 21 with students
returning to school on~,Tuesday.
try season has finally come to an
end. Last Friday, Chris ran in the
district meet in Gainesville. He
finished with an all time best of
18 minutes. Good job, Chris.
Middle School boys' basket-
ball "Sharks" defeated the
Sheriffs Posse with a score of
69-51 last Thursday night at the
The high points of the game
were: Raye Bailey (17), Brad Ray
(13), Adam Nixon (12), and Ricky
Farmer (8)-and unfortunately for
the Sheriffs Posse, Officer
Brumbaugh was held scoreless.
Better luck next time fellas.
The Athletic Booster Club's
membership drive contest
between the AA classes began last
week encouraging students to
remind their parents to get on
board and help "support athlet-
ics". The class signing the highest
student/member percentage will
be treated to a pizza party.
So students, if you're an ath-
lete (present and future), or just
love to eat.pizza, get those mem-
berships rolling in!
the Naval Air Museum.
e Since' returning from their
great outing in" Pensacola, the
unit has been very busy. They,.
Were part of the Veterans Day cer- .A
emony at Port St. Joe High School <
where the drill teams performed,
for the honored guests.
The unit feels privileged to be
part of a ceremony which tries to
let Gulf County's veterans know
how much everyone appreciates -
their sacrifices for this great
Thee NJROTC color guard
also participated in the Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post # 10069 cer-
emony at Highland View.
The unit was also part of the
ceremony honoring the senior
football players, cheerleaders and
band members at the St.
Joe/Wewa football game this past
The unit is now planning for a -
Military Ball/Dance which will be
,held Saturday, December 12 at
the St. Joseph's Catholic Church -.
hall. The booster club is helping
with food. decorations, chaper-
ones. and encouragement.
The Port St. Joe Booster Club
is collecting pennies to help the
'cadets corps with the cost of unit
activities. If you can spare any
loose change for a worthy group of
young people, please give your
contributions to any member of
the booster club or cadet of the
The booster club meets every
last Thursday of the month at the
high school and welcomes anyone
who has' the time and energy to
support a deserving group of the
community's young people in its
worthwhile activities. -
by Larry A. Mathes
LOOK OUT, TURKEYS!
Next week, students will be
released at noon on Wednesday,
November 25th for the
Thanksgiving celebration and'
And on Monday, November
23rd, students will be released at
2:00 p.m. to allow time for all
teachers to attend a one hour
training workshop on the new
personnel appraisal system.
Also, next Wednesday morn-
ing, WHS nine through 12 classes
will have a brief assembly to
announce the senior "Hall of
The cross-country boys* team
from WHS qualified for the state
meet to be held Saturday'.
November 21st near Jacksonville.
An overall fourth place finish In
Gainesville sent all six boys to the
meet. Good luck. Gators.
. The football season ended for
the Gators Friday night as the
PSJ Sharks ground out a 40-6
victory. Early Gator fumbles made
it easier for the Sharks than it
might have been..
Even with the noticeable size,
speed and experience difference,
the Gators were able to move the
ball on the Sharks, only to see
turnovers keep the Gators from
threatening to score. This victory
guaranteed the Sharks the dis-
trict title and another trip into the
playoffs, where they should fare
It appears another round of
adjustments is soon to be
announced by the FHSAA regard-
from Highland View Elementary School
Cultural Arts . A pre-
sentation of Animal Appetites and
hurricanes In the' neighborhood
enhanced the students of 1
Highland View Elementary's edu-
catlonal program. Students in
kindergarten through second 'F.
grade attended Animal Appetites, .,
presented by Bill Cefato.
The food chain began with the
sun (Nikki Corbin) shining bright- ,
ly on the trees and the flower
(James Mullinax): whereby the
mosquito (Bobby Creamer). ate
and flitted among the trees.
The mosquito was eaten by
the frog (Kyle Stansell) and the
turtle (Cody Robinson) who, in ,.,,
turn;, were eaten .by the snake
(Kristin Posey); who was then
eaten by the fox (Peyton Sexton).'
whoi then was grabbed 'by the
talons (of the falcon (Dixie
Hutchinson). who survived as a
result of the food chain of animal
Students in grades four and
five enjoyed hurricanes in the
neighborhood by listening to a
broadcast on the radio about a
storm brewing in the Gulf of n
Mexico. The sun (Tom Boone)
shone brightly on the earth (Beth
But as the storm grew worse '
and the high pressure (Jeremy
Couch) dropped to "a very low
pressure (Matt Nolen), then the
Tropical Storm Likely was headed
toward Highland View Elemen-
tary, threatening to become
Hurricane Likely hit with all
her fury and survival kits were
used (Brandon Chehardy and
Bryan Lamboy) for her duration.
Then all subsided and clean-up
Thank you to Arizona
Chemical for the presentations as "
they were funded from a grant
provided by the company.
Parent's Day .. is
November 19 (today) from 1 1:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET). This is not
a conference day .' it is a day to
spend with your students) in a
learning situation-picnic. Please
park on the outside of the school
bus loading zone. [Kindergarten
and first grade will host theirs on
November 23, because Mrs.
Patterson and Mrs. Howell will be
in a conference.]
Road Street Book Fair.. .
will be held in the library from
November 30 to December 4 from
7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.mn.(ET) for
students and parents. There is
also a coloring contest occurring,
this week to help promote the fair.
Parents will receive via your child
information on some of the books
Important Testing Dates.
February 2-3, F.C.A.T.
(Florida Comprehensive Assess-
ment Test) .. fourth-reading ...
fifth-math; January 20, Florida
Writes-grade four; and March 24
to 31, Terra Nova/C.T.B.S.-all
grades except kindergarten.
Project Grad Thanks
Project Graduation would like
to thank everyone for their sup-
port during the recent grocery
giveaway. The winner of the $100
worth of groceries was The Star's
own Frenchie Ramsey.
By: Meredith Godfrey
Welcome to another exciting
week at Port St. Joe High School.,
Our thoughts and prayers
go out to Samantha Ambrose
and her family this week. Sam,
was injured in a car accident
last Saturday around 7 p.m.
Sam is in the S.I.C.U. at Bay'
Medical: Center for those who
would like to visit her or her,
family. We love you Sam and,
hope you get back to us soon!
A special thanks-'
goes out to Mr.
Rodney Herring for
his involvement in
"Senior Night" last
Friday. Its was a
great success and *
we seniors appreci-
ate your hard work!I
Thanks. again, Mr.
Just a reminder
of the, SGQA Pie
Auction on Monday.
November 23, at 6
p.m. in the high school's
Commons Area. Everyone' is-
invited to attend;: ,
Another reminder that the
$25 non-refundable deposit for
Grad-Nite is due to Mrs.
Johnson on or before December
There will be early dismissal
next Monday at 2:00 p.m. and.
we will also be dismissed early
on Wednesday, the 25th., at
12:00 p.m. for the Thanksgiving
holidays. Enjoy the break!
The boys' and girls' cross-
ing classification of schools
depending on size. .
, Small schools are holding
their breath, because after raising
the 2A enrollment up to the 320
(grades 10 to 12) which allowed
schools like Chiefland, Baker,
Port St. Joe. Blountstown. etc., to
compete against smaller schools
the rumor is that the 2A figure'
may be raised to 390. 1 '-
If this occurs, and if they
don't create a lower classification
for' smaller schools, I believe it
may cause some schools to recon-
sider their position regarding par-
ticipation with the odds constant-
ly stacked against them.
Where do we stand? Well our
grades 10 to 12 enrollment went
in as 1.52 (of which about 50% are
female), making us one of the
smallest schools still competing in
2A football. No lack of grit-just
numbers Maybe we should offer
I hope you read, about the
importance of the scores on the
Florida Writes test and the
country teams competed last
week at the district champi-
onships In Gainesville. The girls
placed fifth among 21 schools.
sending Maclain Howse and.
Jessica Hill to the state meet on,
Rod Givens placed first
among 98 runners at the meet,
running three miles at a tire of
15:44. Rod's time was a new
school record and qualified him,
for the state meet in
S. ...Jacksonville also! You
all did a great Job!
good luck at state!
The girls' bas-
,r ,, ketball season began
Tuesday at Carra-.
belle. They play
today at Mosley at
S7:00 p.m. On-,
Saturday, the girls,
will play. Holmes. -
County at 7:00.p.m.,
and Monday the .
The girls will be on the road
until 'December 3rd when they
will play their first home game.,
against Wakulla., Good luck,
.... Congratulations also go out
to the Shark football team for
winning .the .Gulf County'
Raffield/WhJtfleid Trophy once
again. The Sharks beat
Wewahltchka 32-6 last Friday.
and will play Blountstown
Friday at 7:30 p.m. here! Good
F.C.AT. tests that are upcoming.
The fastest way to improve
schools is for students to take
these tests seriously and really try
It only takes a few not trying
in a school our size to cause our
percentages to drop. Florida
'rites is in January; FC.A.T is in
February. Very important!
Government in action!
Students should observe the
political processes that occur,
whether it be replacing the
Speaker of the House nationally,
or the county commission vote on
the north end ambulance service
Of course you must live on
the north end to really appreciate
the irony of the ambiuance vote-
but I guess there was no reason
for the three south end commis-,
sioners to support the overwhelm-
ing voice of the north end voters,
was there? Thanks, Wewa volun-
teers, for your years of unselfish
Y '. ~ News Column
. Faith Christian School
SWe want to thank Rev. David
Nichols from Beach Baptist
Chapel for giving our students a
lesson -from the Bible on "thank-
fulness". He spoke to them about
the 10 lepers who were healed by
Jesus, but only one returned to
Our hearts are truly grateful
for all Christ has done for each of
us, so let's remember to praise
and thank Him always.-
Please note grades one and
two are working very hard on a
play, "The First Thanksgiving".,
They will present it Thursday,
November 19, at 7:00 p.m. for
parents and visitors.'
There will also be a produc-
tion for the student body on
Friday, November 20, at 8:30 a.m.
and 9:10 a.m. Grade four will join
the program with their recitation
of "Hiawatha" and their mural
depicting the story. Music will be
provided by both groups.
If you need a reminder of our
forefathers' dependence on God or
their grateful hearts for His provi-
sion, please come.
The BETA Club's annual
Thanksgiving food drive will end
Monday, November 23. Please get
your canned goods in before that
time so that they can be distrib-
uted. The three-year old kinder-
garten class is ahead in the num-
ber of articles collected.
Faith Christian Is also partic-
ipating in a relief fund for victims
of "Hurricane Mitch". Pennies,
nickels, dimes, quarters, and dol-
lars are being collected, and we
welcome your contributions.
Parents of each class will pro.-,,
vide a Thanksgiving dinner for the
students on Wednesday, ',
November, 25. Please see your;
child's teacher or homeroom
mother to find out how you can
help, Some classes try to imitate
the, first Thanksgiving dinner and
others go with a more modem
approach. It. is always a "fmun
Please remember that all
classes AND the extended school
groups will. dismiss at 12:00
NOON. Kindergarten will be
over at the usual 'times of
11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Several came last Friday to'
pray for our local economic and
other needs. Pastor Taylor would
like to remind you of his 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 our high
school wing (along Garrison
The purpose for this prayer
time is to pray for our community
and local concerns. Should you
have any questions please call ,
Pastor Taylor at 229-6707.
FSU/UF Ticket Winner
The Port St. Joe High School
varsity cheerleaders extend their
congratulations to Ida Garrett on ,
being the lucky recipient of a pair
of Florida State University versus
University of Florida footballgame
tickets given away last Friday
night. The squad appreciates the,
support shown them by everyone ,
in the fundraising event.
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1998 PAGE 5B
Saturday, November 21, in the
fellowship hall at the First United
Methodist Church, located on
22nd Street in Mexico Beach,
beginning at 8:00 a.m., CT,
.MEDIATIONS OF A
By LOWELL F. ADAM4S
J. -Looking Unto
" let you become
S Hebrews 12:2
to h WE REALLY' TRUST JESUS? I am thinking
o-astory Iheard about an unfortunate sea disaster
that befell 'submarine and its crew during the war
The sub 'had been lying, on the bottom,for two
long days, unable,to surface because of a malfunc-
tioning surfacing mechanism. Surface vessels could
not help. Actually there was no way to determine
'The commanding officer had the crew gather
and sing a, hymn. He told them after the singing,
that according' to his information. they all had little,
time left to live. He told them the .hymn they had!
sung was his prayer for them, and he hoped it would'
mean as much for them.
'One sailor, was completely overcome by the
Captain's! news, and immediately fainted. As he:fell,
he fell against one ,of the, power registers, and the vi-
bration somehow set in motion the disabled surfac-
ing mechanism. The submarine surfaced, and they
were able to get to'safe harbor. Who says God's day
of miracles is past? ....
We, all, come to those places in our daily lives,
when it seems we have hit bottom. Is there no hope
for God's people?
Those who belong to Jesus know there is hope.
Our God knows how to manage any problem, that
would keep His 'blessings from reaching those who
love Him. :
Actually' God's' miracles are happening all
around us every day. Our: human pride keeps us
from recognizing God's hand in our affairs.
When we feel we have reached the "end of our
rope", then we turn to Him who has the Power. His
instructions to those of faith, is to "Pray without
ceasing." I Thessalonians. 5:17.
"Giving thanks always for all things unto God
ard the Father in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ."
i BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
| n A Ag4HTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
l Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesda, Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Praser Mleenng; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"0 taste and sec char the Lord iy good: blessed if the man thart rusrter in Hum.
Please accept this inritarion to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus mministr, please call 6-17-5026 -
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
*Church Office 227-4493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor
Sunday Schobl- .. .,., .. ,. ..9:45 a.m. .
Sunday Morning Worship . .... .11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Sertice .'; ", .'6:30 p.mni.
Wednesday ..: . .. ... . 7:00.p.m.
We Invite You6to Come ,
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
first United Methodist Church
1 :i1 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
S Early Service ..'.................. 9:00 a.m. CT
Contemporary Service ............. 11:00 a.m. CT
MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
Rev. Ted L6velace, Pastor ;r .
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424
Dr. John 'Anderson, Music Director
fice Phon,: 648-8820
`; THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
S.7:30!andll 1:0 a.m. (ET)
+|+ '' Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S* WEWAHITCHKA
S8:00 am, (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
Discover God's Love!
BAPTI ST CHURCH'
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691 -
Worship :, Sundays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Bible Study ,Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
sMark Jones, minister of music & youth
Celebration on Sunday
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.
Choirs from the local community
The Philadelphia Primitive
Baptist Church congregation will
be honoring its pastor, the Elder
Jessie, Hawkins, with a 10th year
anniversary celebration on
November 2.1st and 22nd.
Services will begin on
Saturday evening at 7 p.m. with
Reverend J. Arrington and his
congregation from Thomasville,
Georgia, vsintmg here.
Then, on Sunday morning at
11 o'clock services will be led by
Reverend Harry Cloud and the St.
Stephens Primitive Baptist
Church family of Gretna.
,The anniversary celebration
will conclude at 6. p.m. that day
with Reverend 'Charles Gathers
churches will present songs and
various ministers will speak to
ard pray for our community.
Please mark your calendars
:and prepare to receive a blessing.
If'yout have a choir or group or,
soloist who would like to partic-,
ipate,1 please contact Robin
DOwns at 227-1724: so that you
mrny be included.
Will Honor Its Pastor
anhd the Victory Temple congrega-
ti0n conducting worship services.
I Being that Elder Hawkins not
only .pastors at Philadelphia
Primitive Church, but is active
president of the North'Port St. Joe
Ministerial Alliance. '
There will be revival meetings
November 19 to 22 at the Word of
Life Holiness Church, located 'at
548 West Beatty Avenue'in White
,City, beginning at 7:30 p.m.,
nightly. Speakers for these ser-
vices will be Evangelists Mark and
Sherrie Jackson of Williamstown.
Fountain Filled With
In Hebrews 9:22 we find.
"Indeed, under the law
almost everything is puri-
fled with blood, and without
L the shedding of blood there
is no forgiveness of sins."
We sing "there is a foun-
OlieroF. Taylor t ain filled with blood drawn
Visitation Minister, First ..
United Methodist Church from Emmanuel's veins." As
harsh as it seems to some
people we are redeemed by Jesus' blood. He was
the lamb brought to slaughter that we may be
saved by His blood.
As we approach the season 'f Thanksgiving
and Christmas ye need to review the price Christ
paid for our salvation. There is no kinder or.gen-
Stiertexplanation-of. what Jesus was willing to do for
us. His death was painful and cruel. The fountain
filled with Jesus' blood was His gift to mankind.
All we need:to do is to accept His gift. Let us have
Gospel Concert This Sunday
Craig Pippin & Destiny, shown in tlie photo above, will be
appearing in concert at the First Baptist Church of Mexico
Beach this Sunday, November 22nd beginning at 6 p.m. (CT). For
more information please call 648-5776.
.\.... The friendly place.to worship!
First Baptist Church
4 + '' 'Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
-.gfy Of Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Vd.oV Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Ser,'i Wednesday -- Adult Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Locatedat 823 N. 15th St., Mexico,Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box i758 Port' St. Joe, FL 32457
K Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue 2
Bake Sale, on 21st
The United Methodist Women
will be holding a bake sale on
UMC to Host Free
The United Methodist Church,
of Mexico Beach will once again
serve a free Thanksgiving diner
to those who will be alone or who
would enjoy some fellowship on
that holiday. Serving will begin at
2:00 p.m., CT, and will continue
until all are served.
The meal will consist of all of
the traditional Thanksgiving
foods. Reservations would be
appreciated but aren't necessary,
as walk-ins are always welcome.
Please call 648-8418 to add your
name to the list.
SFamily and Friends
Day for Mold-A-Male
Rev'erend Frank: Jones and
the Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church family have set aside, the
first Sunday in January. 1999. as
Family and Friends Day ;for,
* Project: Mold-A-Male.
Project: Mold-A-Male is a
youth outreach ministry targeting
males between the ages of 12 to,
.17 years of age. The program
stresses strengthening spiritual
growth, social and civic develop-
ment.: and creative insight.
Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1,.10 mile north of Overstreet Road I
The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School ... .. .. .. i.................... 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 .
.. Come and Be Blessed!,
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School ............................................. ...10 a.m .
Morning Service ...e ;...... ...:............. .......... 11 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ......... ................................... 7 p.m .
Thursday Praise & Worship ............ ........... 7 p.m.
"GOD CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor ,
S ...e CHURCH -, r B
508 Sxtnth Street 22'- 71756 ,
Sunday Worship. . .. 10 a.m.
Adult School ...... ...11a.m. '
*Young Children 0
Pastor R: .id Caero Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd I
Pastor Rer' J., Ree Cameron "
TrfFirst Baptist Church
S 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
S Allen 'elborn Buddy Caswell
]1 ... Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School . ..... .. 9:45 am
Worship Service ........ . 11:00 am
S Disciple Training ............. ..... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ...... ........... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .....:...7:00 pm
K< "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" j
-...------------Teaching the Truth of God's Word
FAITH SILE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
S SundaySchool '. . 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
( ~ ; Constitution andMonument
IR 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.
e Baptist Chr
6 BT TH05I.WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR STRENGTH. THE WILL 50AR ON
WING5 LIKE EAGLE 15AIAM 40:351
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 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.honatown.com/grace
Yard Sale Sat. at
The Women's Ministry of the
Ffrst Church of the Nazarene,
located at 2420 Long Avenue in
Port St. Joe, will be sponsoring a
yard and bake sale on Saturday,
November 21, beginning at 8:00
a.m. A variety of wares will be
available including baked goods
and crafts. Donations will be
accepted for the yard sale items.
Family & Friends Day
at Church of Praise
Everyone is invited to come
and worship on Family and
Friends Day at the Fellowship
Church of Praise, located on
Martin Luther King Boulevard
arid Main Streetin Port St. Joe,
on November 29 at 11:30 a.m.
The speaker for the day will
be Evangelist Alexander of
Panama City. Other participating
churches., are coming from
Apalachicola, Crawfordville, Car-
rabelle, and the Florida Love
Everyone is welcome. The
sponsors will be serving be serv-
ing wonderful spiritual and nat-
15At. I lU 'uu' 'STAR.DfPORT ST. O. FLRl'OT..TIII~lkAY NOVEMBER 19. 1998
WES Observing "Take Ou]
The Florida Department of vided an excellent time to invite
Education and Gulf District parents into schools.
Schools are committed to Wewahitchka Elementary
parental involvement and volun- School is supporting "Take Our
teer-IOTV* Srince renrtsnle are anr 1r' 4-,-,,- c ,r-.l hnXnlWee" wsrhich
integral part-of their child's edu-
cation, American Education
Week, November 15-21, has pro-
Farents to ocnwo weeKn AAAc
has given parents the opportunity
to share their child's educational
experience by coming into the
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY, or (), file a notice of Intent to claim paternity and
FLORIDA obtain custody of the children within five (5) busi-
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION ness days of the births of the births of these children or within
GEORGE DEMPSEY HERRINGO five business days of this notice, whichever is later,
GEORGE DEMPSEY HERRING N pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. g43-1Q4.02. Ifyouwish
Deceased. FILE NO 98-70-CP to deny paternity, waive your parental rights, relln-
S, quish parental rights and consent to the adoption,'
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION, or receive additional information to determine
The administration of the estate of GEORGL whether you may be the father of the children in
DEMPSEY HERRING. deceased, rile Number 9- question, you must contact Bradley Gianakbs at
DEMPSEY HERRING deceased ircuite Numbert for Gu98-lf the above dresi. Ifyou wish to ieek custody of
70-CP, is pending In the Division the addrt of the' children, you must seek legal counselfrom
which is Gulf county Couathonuse, 10Q oFi your own attorney immediately ..
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and 3tc, November 5, 12 and 19. 1998.. .
addresses of the Personal Representatives and the ,, ,, ....
Personal Representative's attorney are set forth THE ,CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA WILL ACCEPT
below. NOTIFIED SEALED BIDS FOR THE RENTAL OF UNIFORMS
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS A NOTI D : FOR TS EMPLOYEES SPECS CAN BE PICKED ULIP
THAT: FROM CITY HALL MONDAY-FRiDAY 700 AM to
All persons on whom this notice Is served 4:00 PM ICST) BIDS MUST BE RECErVED BY
who have objections that challenge the validity of THE Cr'Y CLERK NO LATER THAN 4 00 PM
the will, the qualificaions of the Persona DECEMBER 14. 1996. AT CITI HALL.
RepresentatIve venue, or Jurisdiction ofthis Court WEWAHITCHKA. FLORIDA; THE CrIY'RESERVES :
are required to file their objections with his Court THE RIGHTITO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL'*
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3i MONTHS BIDS. AND AWARD. TO THE BIDDER WHO IS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION LOWEST AND BEST IN THE OPINION OF THE
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 1301 DAYS AFTER cm-'COMMISSION
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS Jei iitn '
NOTICE ONTHEM City-Clerk :
All creditors of the decedent and other per.r 1998 ;
sons having claims or demands against decedent 9 tc., Nveber 19 1998.. .
estate on whom a copy of this notice Is served th- .
in three (3) months after, the dale of the first pub. NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
licauon of this nodce must tile their claims with BID NO. 9899-
ths Court WITEIN THE ATER OF FRSTEE 13P The Gulf County Board of Countr Coinr.issioners
MO NTHS AFTER THISE DNOTICE OF THEFIRST DAYS will receive sealed bd& from any person. company
LICAION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 130 DAYS o corporation Inlercaled min providing the County
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF th the following goods/services
THIS NOTICE ON THEM L I, ,One("}N. ,Hydro-seeder, ,, ,
All other creditors of the decedent and per- N
sons having claims or demands against theddece. Complete bid specifications are on file m the Office
dent's estate must file their claims with this Court of the Clerk ot the Ciruit Court lfor Gulf County
WITHIN THREE (31 MONTHS AFTERTHE DATE OF Should you have ant quesuon. call Joe Danford at
THE FIRST PUBLIBUCATION OF THIS NOTICE ,50-227-3696
AL L TLIO, ODEM ANHIS I Om onic- Delivery Date must be specified. liquidated dam-
TIONS NOT 80 FILED WILL BE FOREVER e 5r al00re perto deliver on the specified dre will
B A R R E J*D." -' D .
BARRED. Please Indicate on the enelipe that this is '
The date of first publication of this Notice is SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER
November 19, 1998 Bids will be received until5:00 o'clock. P.M..
Attorney for Personal Represertative Eastern Tune on December 7. 1998. at the Office
Charles A Costin ,O the Clerk of the Circuit Court. 1000 Cecil 0G
Post Office Box 98 Co-un. Sr Blvd Room 148 F'.)r St Joe. Flonda
Telephone (8501227-1159 32456 (Telephone 8650-229 61121
Por Joe.FL 32457 The Board re.eres -te right to reject any and all
florida Bar No. 699070 r 1 ';* I %:' '",.. : b, ,"- ids
Personal Representatives, BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
JoanC Herrg -, GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
P 0. Box 155 BY TOMMY KNOX CHAIRMAN
Wewalutchka. FL 32465 : 2tc, .N,, ember 19 and 26 1996
2tc, November 19 and 26, 1998.
APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION
NOTICE PUBLICATION FOR POSSIBLE OF FICTITIOUS NAME
BIOLOGICAL FATHER Fictitious name to be registered
Pursuant to Neb Rev Stat 43-104 I I. Bradle First National Bank of Flonda. 6512 Highwai 90
Glanakoi. Attorney at Law PO Box 5. Hasungi. County of SanLa Rosa CILt of Milton. Florida
Nebraska F,8902-0005. 402/462-8844 does hert- 32572 ...
by provide notice o possible adoptive pi cement o FEINumber 59-2314716 -
two minor children: Beg the sole parry'y owning Inerest in the abore
Marvin Darna: On or about April 11. 1983. a fictitious name. certify haai the inlornation Indi-
child was conceived in Bookeeba. Flonda. On or rated on this form i, urue and accurate I |we) fur-
about April 16. 1984. a second child was conceived their certif that the fcintious name shoarT, m
In Marathon. Florida You have been idenufied as a Section I of this form has beer. advertised at least
possible father of both of these children, whom the once m a new-spaper as delined in Chapter 50.
mothers spouse Intends to adopt I' you are the Florida Statutes. in the cour.tv where the applh.
biological lather, you may II) deny paternity. Il cant s principal place of busmeis is located
waive any parental rights you may have; (1i) relin-
quish parental.righta andsconmst t.Jhe g4p9pPn; tc. November 19, 1998., ,
r---h .... .. .. .. ........ 49 1.....
' Parents toShool Week"'
S ;h I' i We
classroom and observing their
child in the real world of school. i
Each classroom is participat- i
ing individually in the manner
that best sutsits needs. Some
teachers have invited parents to
join them for computer class ,or -
limch, while others asked parents
to participate in special holiday
activities and crafts.
;The purpose is to give parent :
the chance to observe and visit','t
not to have conferences with -
teachers, which are better sched1'
ruled at other times. These actith-' (i
ties offer benefits to teachers and "
It has given the parents ra ;
"Take Our Parents '
to School Week"
In celebrating "Take Our
Parents to School Week", Port SF-i'
Joe High School would 'like. to
invite the parents/guardlans of its
students to Join them for lunch on.
Thursday, November 19th.
In addition to having lunch; ,
which begins at 1,1:00 a.m., the
administration and faculty would
like to also give you the privilege of .
visiting,their student's third period,
If you plan to take advantage-
of this rare event, please call the"
school's guidance office at 2209-"
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
student experiences on a day to
day basis. ,
The ive Point and Wetappo
Thaiks~giiig oi Thursday and Friday,
Novei beri6 aid 27, 1998, but will
Saturday, .Noveiber 28, 1998.
c, Noemer 12 & 19. 198
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, from 6:00
to 9:00 p.m., ET, in Port St. Joe at,
GCCC's Gulf/Franklin Center.
Prospective entrepreneurs ,
and existing business owners will
learn about the basic require-
ments and appropriate methods
of recordkeeping in, a small bus-
ness. Topics will include record ,
keeping, tax repoitng require-,
ments, employee expenses, and
monthly Income statements.
Reservations may be made by
paying a $15.00 registration fee in
advance at the Gulf/Franklin
Center. For more Information,
please call 227-9670.
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Rt. Bx 17, ortSt. oeFL 245 1-00-82-2 90 hon (80) 27-600 FA: (50)227211
.. ,oA, Treasure Bay Subd. 4 bd/3 ba, 3 car .
parking space. Beautiful view overlooking bay.
pO $289,900. _
NEW LISTINGS: "
2017 MARVIN AVE. 3 bd/2 full ba., vinyl sided, 1900 si, 5 yrs. old Susie White Price:
S$129,900. .. :
105 Yaupon: 3 bd/2 ba., Fp, in ground pool, 2 car garage. Susie While $129,900. '
Searcy St., White City, '1/2 acres, corner lol. city water tap. Susie White, $12,000
612 Pine St., Overstreet. Single wide mobile home, 2 bd, 2 ba. 1.007 acres, pool w./deck.
Susie White. $42,000.' '
Gulfaire Lot. Lor 3, BIk J. Phase IV. Susie White. $24,500. '
Florida Ave. to Fortner. Ave., Mexico Beach. 75'x150' lot, wooded, view of water.
Brenda Miller. $65,000.,
Third St., Mexico Beach.Cleared lot, 50'x 50,"'vew of water Brenda M;ller $69,000.
509 Maryland Blvd., Mexico Beach. 1996 24x52 mobile home; 3 bd/2 ba., split,
design, allappliances, 75'x100' loI Brenda Miller $64,000. ,
2000 Garrison Ave., PSJ. 4 bd/3ba, 2400 sl. brick, corner lot. .'ay Rish. $149,900
353 Gulf St., St. Joe Beach. 3 bd/2ba on 3 lots on corner with molher-in-law quarters,
price was $159,900, reduced to $139,900. lay R.sh.
5588 Cape San Bias. Rd. 3 bd., 21/2 ba, all blinds, la. tile, ;ns.de storage, open
Sdeck/patio, sprinkler system, screened porch, cen. h/a zone Ca commer / res 200' on St. Joe
Bay with minimal marsh grass. 3.32 acres, beautiful landscap.rg. one of the few homes on Cape
San Blas that has federal flood insuranceill Much more. $329.500. MLS #2607.
120 Monica Dr., Ward Ridge. 3 bd., 2 ba; 2,078 sq. h vinyl siding, sodded, landscaped
yard and HUGE game/play room, custom kitchen. Brenda Miller Price $ 125,000
1612 Monument Ave., PSJ. Very spacious home situated on a one acre lot with a fan-
,tastic.view of.the water. This 4 lkol home boasts 2.560 SF of
living space, has a large living jI l6 bL, Ul Mllwith brick fp, sewing/laun-
dry rm, ig. foyer area, ceiling fans, lighting, and window treatments are throughout the house
and included in the price. Price $119,900.00.
1004 Marvin Ave. executive home 4bd/3ba brick home completely renovated, almost new
everything! New carpet, vinyl. Beautiful largee while marble fireplace ;n den, large formal liv-
ing/dining rm,. 12x24' deck and 10xl 7' screen porch Large mailer bedroom with walk-in clos-
et. New central H/A, NEW ROOF, arge dbl garage, oak cabinets, new paint throughout, lots
of closet space. $144,500.00.
2011 Monument Ave. Lg. 5 bd. 2 bath home, Ig. corner lot that needs a little TLC. Over
2200 sq. ft. of healed and cooled space. 4 bedrooms upstairs plus game room and extra bonus
room over the garage. Central h/a, and much more. $129,900.00.
703 16th Street, Port St. Joe. 3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath with kitchenette, formal dining,
living room and small addition, on corner lot, $79,900.
White City, 284 Sealey lA a stated on 3.43 acre site
w/safe harbor and access iolbYitlwoef I 0 X W I'c- unlry living with deep water
access to St Joe Bay or Apalachicola. Below appraised value Price $139,900.00:
Howard Creek: 7127 Rammacher Rd. Beautiful retirement home, 2 bd., 2 bath. Big oak
and magnolia trees on 1/2 acre lot. $69,000. Call Susie White.
.- ....7297 Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. Coronado .-H
_^^ oGulf front #1, beautifully remodeled 2 bd., 2 6ao. S ,.
j1' end unit. All new inside, nice Ig. bedrooms, new '
roof, oil appliances, 2 level deck, parking for 2,
L cars. Call Brenda Miller. Price $159,000.
S137 Cape Plantption. 3 bd/2 ba, beauti-
ful view overlooking g-f course. $179,900.
225 'Spruce, Creekwood, Overstreet..'inhglewide mobile home, furnished. 2 screened
porches, storage bldg., screened room, BBQ QCll Brenda Miller Price $41.500.
Hwy. 386, north.of Overstreet. PRIC. EDUCED-Beaulilul 2 1/2 acre country setting
wiih 3 bd., 2 ba., 28'x70', Redman mobile hbe, Property also has a 2 bd/1 ba older Frame
house w/aluminum siding and metal roof. $79,900. Call Brenda MiIler
678 Jones Homestead Rd. 4 bd/2 ba.' mobile home. Ig. corner lot, Ig. outbuilding and barn.
All appliances. C flood zone. $64,500.00. .. ,
Dalkeith: Violet Pippin Rd. 2 bd/1 bd: noble home, on 80'x90' lot. $15,000 Would'make
excellent fishing/hunting camp. i '
Dalkeith: Hwy. 381 near Bryant's Landing. 3 acres w;ih an old house, no power,, no well,
no seplic. High and dry, beautiful pines. $19,900 '
1805 Marvin Ave. 3 or 4 BR/2 full BA, stone fP, 2 bay windows, Ig. eat-inikitchen, ch&a, sit-
luated on 2 lots. Brenda Miller. $89,700.
1610 Long Ave., Port St. Joe, 3lf, s, ide storagebldg., fenced
back yd. Call Brenda Miller. ;Price; $
Ii 118 Georgia Ave., St. Joe Beach 3 b3., 2 full baoths, Lot 10,11, B28, Dining/kit. combo,
fam. rm., master ba. garden tub, irrigation well, centrall water. Nice brick home on a corner lot.
Extras 2 septic tanks, carbon monoxide chain link fence, side access, sprinkler system and much
more. $137,500. MLS #2625 '
01 10 Palm Blvd., Port St. JalLorner ot, slove, fans, pear
tree. Fence, $69,500. MLS#2624. ,-- ... .
605 10th St. Rambling 2 bd 2 ba. 1400 siF ame house 2 1/2 lots (125'x170'). vaulted ceiling
living rm with 10' bay window & fireplaces. Open double carport, storage bldg. and boat
shed/workshop area Price $79,900 Call Sus. .Wh;te
HIGH TRAFFIC LOCATION on the corner oIl2 wy 98 & Avenue A' in. Port St. Joe. Building was
a liquor/convenience store/gas station. Main structure is approx..4.0x105 under roof. Presently
there are two small units that could be rented &.r small businesses such as a pawn shoppe, check
cashing service, or coin laundry, main building has been a vibrant convenience store in the past.
Literally 1 block from the new marina site. $1-,9. Reduced to $149,000. Let's make a deal
Pine Breeze Subd., Hwy 71 S., White.City. Four 3 acre parcels in a nice area. Each par'-
cel is contiguous to St. Joe Corp land $19,900 each Terms 20% down. 10% interest, 8 years -
BRENDA G. MILLER, GRI
-ATTENTION LOW PRICED LOTS-
White City lot: Contiguous to St. Joe Col land, 75'xl o, $8,500.00. Owner
S says.sell,! Owner financing, make offer
Red Bull. Island: '90' x 120' lot. -99Q0.Q Owner financing. Broker/oqwner.
2-lots at Howard Creek. Botb for $1;4,500: Just steps from upper and lower
The seller wants offers.Make themi!!--
only $241 27 per month ll Broker is owner. .'
FIRST TIER LOT, SURFSIDE ESTATES. #38, not in subdivision. Central water & on a paved
street $59,500 Broker .s owner. ,
GARRISON AVE., BRENDA DR., .MONICA R., BARBARA DR., Several new lots for
sale Sizes vary, locorations vary. All are close to schools. Water and sewer available. Nice new
homes in subd;vsion. Price $19,900.00 per lol. Owner financing with'20%;down, 1"0% interest,.
10 year amortized, 3 year balloon payment. '
"'' Marvin Ave.' 18Q0 block Vacani lot 80'xs175' (Lot 2, Block 95). Ideal for building your
dream home Price $12,000. Call Susie White. .
South Long St., Overstreet. Tbo 20 acre parcels, and iust off Hwy. 386. Planted in pines,
and Parcel Two which faces South Long'St. is not. Prices: Parcel'One $47,000; Parcel Two
$37,000;,. : ,,. -. ,',:
Quarter Horse ,In.,, Overstreet. 2.73 beautiful acres, plenty of trees, secluded, creek.
Close to .riracoaslal Brenda Miller Price' $16,000.
Kelly Dr., Sunshine Farms, Overstreet. Two parcels containing 5 acres M/L each. Lots
Strees, Brenda Miller. Price: Parcel One: Lot 24, $24,00. Parcel Two Lot 23, $20,000 .
Nice lot in Gulf Aire. Across from tennis court & swimming.pool. A steal at $24,500. Hurry,
it won't last long '
BAY BREEZE SUBDIVISION, behind Carpet Country,, Affordable, oversized lots,
restricted, zoned for mobile.homes. Some restrictions. Edch lot measures 100'x300'. Close to
Port St. Joe, close to schools'. All utilities available. Septic tank e eded. Starting at $11,500.00.
OWNER FINANCING WITH 20% TO 25% bOWN, 12% INTEREST, TERM NEGOTIABLE.
8749 Hwy. 386, Overstreet. Twenty acre parcel with 800' on Wetappo Creek Also 2
BR 2 BA home, two ponds,, garden, Fruit trees and dogwoods. Brenda Miller. $255,000. SELL
13 ACRES FOR $215,000. '
Peacock, Lane, off Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd.), 6.209 acres with200' on Wetappo
Creek, (deep water), dockage available, some marsh. Brenda Miller. $75,000 ,'
Corner Hatley Dr. & 15th St, MeX. Beach. One large corner parcel approx. one acre,
zoned RLD, WATER TAP PAID. Excellent home site for7 permanent home or weekend retreat.
Brenda Miller. $30,000 '
Bonnett St.,, Beacon Hill. 2 lots each 50'xl00, wooded, secluded. Owner Financing.
Brenda Miller. $10,000 ea.
GULF FRONT LOTS R-7 OWNER FINANCING ,25%
down payment, balance in 5 )W lerelffili = change without notice. Can
build either large home or duplex
INDIAN LAGOON FRONT (south side of Hwy.: C-30). 5 lots 100' x 350'-400' more
or less. OWNER FINANCING. DISCOUNT FOR PURCHASE OF SEVERAL. OWNER FINANC-
ING 25% DOWN PAYMENT, BALANCE IN 5 YEARS AT 10% INTEREST. NO MOBILE HOMES:
4, UNDER CONTRACT in 2;weeksill Only I left .at $39,90011
BAY FRONT LOT HEAD OF THE BAY. 100' road to bay, $85,000.,
Look for us on the Internet at http://www.homtown.com/thompson or
And now you may e-mail us on the Internet at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Our firm is pleased to announce the EXCLUSIVE listing of several lots
owned' by St. Joe Corp. in the following areas: Gautier Memorial Lane,
Cabell Drive, Marvin'Avenue and Garrison Avenue. Few 4-7, 8 lots
under contract. Starting at $14,000. Prices will increase soon!l!
chance to see their child's class in
action, and to build better com-
munication and understanding.
Bringing parents in for a common
,purpose encourages future partic-
While.,the responsibility for.
academic .achievement is, largely-
shared between teacher and stu-,
dent, it is recognized that
parental guidance and support is
absolutely essential to student
Every year reports confirm
the importance of parental
involvement in student success.
When parents take time to partic-
ipate in the school experience,
their children learn two vanry
important lessons. They realize
how important they are to their
parents, and the high value their
parents place on the education
Due to scheduled teacher
inservice. Gulf County schools
will be dismissed according to the
following schedule on Monday.
Port St.; Joe-
Highland View Elementary....2:35
North Port St. Joe'. ....;,. .... 2:30.
Port St. Joe 'Elementary....!,...2:35 ,:
Port St. Joe Middle................1' 50"
Port St. Joe High ........,.2:0,
Main Street Site.............. 2:45
Wewahitchka Elementary......2:50 ,
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR LEASE
AND OPERATION OF MARINA SITE
The City of Port St. Joe requests proposals for the lease of the new City marine.
Drawings and proposed, lease for the marina site parcel may 3be obtained from
Preble-Rish. Inc.. Engineers. or the office of the City Clerk;,Whlose addresses are as
Preble-Rish, Inc. Ms. Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk
402 Reid Avenie 305 5th Street ~
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Port St Joe, FL 32456
Phone: (850) 227-7200 Phone: (850) 229-8261
Fax : (850) 227-7215 Fax : (850) 227-7522
The marina site will have the improvements completely constructed by the City and
shall consist of:
* .,A marina basin with 120 wet slips. with 68 of the slips being covered. These
'slips shall range in boat size from 25' to 65'. The slips shall be for recreational
type fishing boats. Including dally charters.
* 'A dry storage barn with a capacity of 100 boats, but only 39'boats have been
permitted. The City will cooperate with lessee in attempting to permit addiuon-
*al dry slips but the cost of applying (and cost related thereto) shall be paid by,
lessee. '' .. ,
A ship storev.1th bath and shower facilities.
Two (2) 8.000 gallon fuel tanks with dispensers. one for gas and one for diesel.
Head pump out station' ",
s.*. Power pedestals with water and power service Jocated on the docks for larger
Site Irrigation with some landscaping. ,, .
Attached is a sample lease. The successful person.or .firm will be expected to exe-.
cute a lease with substantially the same provisions (see-Exhibit A). The lease may;.
be negotiable in some areas, but the following provisions must be incorporated
within the lease without change. -, ,
* Minimum.monthly payment. Until September 1. 2000 the rent shall be not less',r
than S12.500 per month and for subsequent years the rent shall be not less
than S15.000 per month. 1 ",' I '"; -
Complete maintenance as mentioned in the lease will be the responsibility of
the lessee at all times.
Period of time that lessee may rent wet or dry storage sheds to any orteindi-
vidual. At no time will the lessee be allowed to rent the slips or storage sheds
for more than one (1) year to any third parry without the express written con"-'.
gent of the City and a necessary provision being made for escrowing payment
In excess of one (11 year.... '
Those submitting proposals shall include their ex-perience with similar types of
facilities or their general background in the type services to be performed. This
should Include a summary of planned operations of the marina and ,drystorage;
Those submitting proposals shall include a list of equipment to be purchased by
the lessee in the operation of the marina. This list shall include any Items of equip-
ment costing 85.000 or more. The City and successful party may negotiate a sep-,
arate lease regarding any equipment costing more than S 100.000. On these items.
the City may be receptive to owning the equipment and leasing it. to the operator.
The proposals should be submitted to the office of the City Clerk no later than the
5th day of January 1999. The City reserves the right to reject any and all pro-
posals and reserves the right to retain all proposals for a period of thirty (30) days
from the time that the same are opened. Proposals should be accompanied by a
bid bond or security deposit of
/s/ Johnny D. Linton /s/ Pauline Pendanris
JOHNNY D. LINTON PAULINE PENDARVIS, CLERK
MAYOR-COMMISSIONER 2tc. November 19. 1996.
The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Nov. 19. 1998
AUCTION EVERY FRIDAY NITE, at
7 p.m. EST at Old Port Theatre In Port
;St Joe. Wade Clark Auctions,
jO0% Buyers Premium. ABI239, AU 1737 AU1743
Wewahitchka State Bank. P. 0. Box
100, 125 N. Hwy. 71, 850-639-2222,
will be accepting bids from Nov. 12,
1998 through November 27, 1998 on
1994 Ford Temp., 4 door, good cond.
Wewahitchka State Bank reserves the
right to reject any and all bids.
1994 Ford Aerostar, great shape,
$8,300. 648-4988. Itc 11/19
'94 Toyota 4 WD 3" lift kit w/33/1250's,
CD, speakers, tool box, brush guard.
60,000 miles. Asking $10,500. 229-
8573. lie 11/19
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 rpaintenance
needs. I 1990 Foid, 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.
S 1.500. Call 227-1568. tfc 11/5
'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, 81,950. Call 227-1639 or
227-1109, ask for Charlie or Linda.
SAI.BOATS, 27" Hunter S6,500 obo;
2-Wabdns S 12,()Ber2' needs -"'
TLC, 8900. 229-6383 evenings.
'b 35. hp. Johnson o/b rebuilt w/gear shift
& steering. 81,200. Pontoon seats wrap
around with captain's' char, pedestal,
helmi & water' sink, 8450. 24' pontoon
trailer, 8600. 647-3452. tfc 11/5
26;.' Mako with tvn 150 hp'Evtnrudes,
less 'than 400 hoOrs. Some electronics
arid all alumin m' tandem traler.
Reasonable offer. (48:8211. .
S I fr 11/.5
- II.] U ~i
2'bedroom, 2 bath townhome' in Port St.
Joe. New carpet, w/d hookups, very
nice. S475/month. Contact Prudential
Resort Realty, 227-2000. 2tc 1I1/12
Two cabins at Douglas Landing and 2
niobile homes at Mexico Beach. Call for
more Informatlon.Mary 648-8278 or Ivy
after 5 p.m. and weekends, 648-4127.
2tc 1 1/19
Two bedroom house with chain link
fence, inside completely renovated,
$325 month, 8250 'deposit, no pets
Inside. In process of painting outside.
Ready by the 1st. Call 229-2799.
r, 2tc 11/19
Mobile home lot for rent at Mexico
Beach. Call 648-8201. tfe 11/19
Dtuplex apartment, 2 bdrm., in Beacon
rill, 2 blocks from beach. 647-3220.
P Gulfaire townhome. I bdrm., I bath +
loft, all appliances, dishwasher, wash-
er/dryer, $450 month plus deposit.
648-8007. tfc 11/12
Safe 'N Dry Storage
3'302-B Raid Ave., PSJ, FL
Of. 509 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Comer of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
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.
BEACH STORAGE. New 5x10, 10xlO
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
Two bedroom mobile home. 639-5552.
2 bdrm. 1 1/2 ba. mobile home, new
carpet, fenced yard, 1/2 mile' from
beach, 8350 per mo. Includes water,
sewer, trash, and cable TV. One month's
deposit. No inside pets. 648-5229.
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. I block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 1.1/5
Liberty Manor Apts.. 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable housing
for the elderly and the handicapped.
Cen. h &a. laundry facilities, energy
efficient const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
nished. fully carpeted. I bdrm.. 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 j
apartment., washer/dryer, microwave.
d.w., cen. h/a. furnished or unfur-,
nished. long term rental. All utilities
furnished, 8600, security deposit
required. 648-5146. tfc 11/5
* Large 2 bdrm. house. stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
washer & stove, fully .carpeted. No
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
.For Rent:`quaint building, clean, small.
easy toi 'decorate, Ideal for small wed-
dings,' receptions. dinners, great rates..
For irnfomatUon call 227-1278, or 227-
1776:" tfc 9/.25.
Office space 'for rent adja-
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 apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS., 125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
A (352) 472-3952 _=5
"For Rent, One Bedroom
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126,
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2122 ,
*' Central heat and air
Wall to;wall carpeting :
.... *';:. Laundryjfacilities :.,' :
S eOn-site Management
-. ; ;Voice/T7Y Access .; i
'(', .(352) 472-3952
Yard Sale: Saturday, Nov. 21st. Boys,
girls" & Women's clothing. Toys, Barbie
:Dream House., 8:00 t l. 2000, Garrison
Ave. ltc 11/19
Sae W Sw 7 6n 74e Sta
Garage Sale: Gulfaire, 2305 Trade-
winds. Large dog cage, outside furni-
ture, 3 month old hot water heater, Ty
Beanle's, lots of gift Items, 8 to 4. Sat..
Nov. 21. Itc 11/19.
Midnight Madness 2 family yard sale.
Friday night, 5:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m., Sat.
morning., 8 a.m. to noon. Stereo cabi-
net, Ig. 3w 100 watt stereo speakers.
antique dresser, new clothes, children's
& adult clothes, lots of misc. knick
knacks. 603 16th St.
Yard Sale. 209 Pompano St., Highland
View, Saturday, Nov. 21, 8:00 a.m.
until 12:00 p.m.
Yard Sale: Carport, Sat., Nov. 21. 3151
Hwy. 98 (next to Dixie Belle Motel). 7:00
a.m. 5:00 p.m. Rain cancels. Clothes,
dishes, brass bed. Nordic-track china
cabinet, recliner, videos, pillows,
Christmas decorations, and many more
Items. Itc 11/19
Yard Sale: 457 Madison St., Friday and
. Saturday, 9-12. Baby boy clothes,
ladies' clothes and lots more.
Something for everyone. I tp.
Garage'Sale/Bake Sale, Chill and hot
dogs. Saturday, 9 a.m. until, at
Dalkeith VFD, Hwy. 381, Dalkelth. All
proceeds to fire dept. Large furniture
and lots of other items. It
2 Family Garage Sale, Sat., Nov. 21,
2005 Juniper Ave. Lots of stuff.
2 family yard sale, Sat.. Nov. 21, 8 a.m.
- noon. 522 6th St.. Port St. Joe. Baby
items, Little Tykes ,toys, adult 'clothing
Yard Sale: women's suits, size 10, 12,
14, S10; skirts and blazers. 85 each.
315 Robin Lane, Mexito Beach, 8 to 12.,'
CST.. Sat., Nov. 21.
Garage Sale: Sat., Oct. 21, 9 a.m. ?
614 Gulfaire Dr. Power tool,' small
hand tools, fishing rods,,reels, tackle
boxes, electric heaters, lanterns, rain'
jackets, gas trimmer, lawn mower, bike,
etc. You name ill
Yard Sale, Sat., Nov. 21. 1107. Long
Ave., 8 a.m. until. 6 1/2" dr. socket.
sets. picture frames, lamps, much
Garage Sale: 323 Reld Ave. Warehouse
Clearance, Friday, JQ:00. -.4;QQ. .. ...
Jeff Wod' 227-1559.
"No job too big, or too small"
Free Estimates Insured
Free Estimates RF 0066770
Owned O' -
Termite & Pest Control
* Termiie Trieanlentrs Reiaurari Ma eli
* Flea CornlrI Cnrdorrni,,ums
* Household Pesi Conrrol New Treairner/
* Real Estaie |WDO) Repocns Corislruclon Siies
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Sernng Gull Co & Surnou-Ang 4reas
Free Estimates & Inspections
Yard Sale: Sat.. 8:00 2:00. Portable
spa, ,bowling balls, clothes, lots more.
2907, Garrison Ave. tic 11/19
Yard Sale: Saturday, Nov. 21, 8-12 CST,
121EPine, Mexico 'Beach. Furniture,
lawn mower, misc. 648-4877.
HUGE GARAGE SALE: TV"s, new water-
lessl3cookware, elec. grills and much
more. Friday Nov, 20, 8 a.m. 114
Monica Dr., Ward Ridge.
Bazaar Saturday. Nov. 21, from 7:30
a.m. till early afternoon., Baked goods.
plats, misc. Items, Port St. Joe Garden
CluL; Center. 8th St.
Garage Sale: Saturday,'8, a.m. 3' p.m.
2021 Marvin Ave. Clothes, furniture,
Yar Sit u ov,.
Woddworks' for sale: clocks,' etc. 'bi-th-
day or Christmas gifts. Saturday, Nov.'
21st., 8-12. 1407 Long,Ave. Treadmill
for. sale. $200. 229-8829. Cerainic
mo[ld and greenware'. ', I tp
Baked goods and crafts, yard sale
(donations only for yard sale),.Saturday,
8 a.m. until. Sponsored by Ist Church
of Nazarene Women's Ministry, 2420
,.: 1 h, i
H eadicapped' couple: needs assistance.
In'o usework in. home. If interested call.
227 1791, pay negotiable.,'
Trainee wanted, heating and-air condl- "
toning. service and installation, St. Joe'
Service Co., 101 Garrison Ave., Port St.
Joe, 229-6914. 4tc 11/19.
TEXAS REFINERY CORP. needs mature
.person now In 'Port St." Joe area.
Regardless of trainthg, write W. L.
Hopkins, Dept. W-32456, Box 711, Fort
Worth, TX 76101-0711. 3tp 11/12
S13/hour hourly wage. Immediate
position 'as crew chief with -Broward
Davis Land Surveying. Experienced
party chief, extensive benefits package.
Apply 'at 48 Ave. D, Suite A,.
TR D S n E-I E
Specializing in Reroofs*
rh Single-Ply & REpairs
, "Where Quoupll Is HIgTle w, Prce" '
' .. .. ', ', '
. .1 '
. Household Repairs
, Painting, Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
(850) 229-1051.. ,
-PLUS SMALL ENGINE' REPAIRS
+St. Joe Rept-AIll, Inc.
706 First -Street
/ MINI-STORAGE \
-' 5X10 x10IO 100X20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
'"SK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S;RENT
Serving Port St. Joe and Surroundfrig Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
RA0043378 ER 0007623
For the Hnadyme4 d Sportsmanf
We strive to meet,'our needs!
S Hardware BLP Paih Ammunition
Hunting Supplies Mobile Home & Boat Trailer Parts
Live & Frozen Bait Tackle Gifts and Sobvenirs
306 Reid Avenue : Roy Todd, Owner
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8933
Chief Building Inspector: The Gulf
County School Board Is receiving appli-
cations for Chief Building Inspector.
Persons having applications on file In
the School Board Office and wishing to
be considered for this position must
request to have their application sub-
mitted. Applications, qualifications, and
job descriptions may be picked up at
the School Board office and completed
applications should be sent to Mr. Jerry
Kelley, Superintendent. 150 Middle
School road, Port St. Joe. FL 32456.
Application deadline is November 30,
1998, 12:00 noon E.T. The Gulf
County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer 21 11/19.
Homemaker Position Available. The,
Gulf County Sr. Citizens has a home-
maker position open in. the
Wewahitchka 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 experience. Rich's IGA. Wewahitchka.
Contact Betty Rich, 639-5343. tfc 11/5
JOB NOTICE: The City of Port St. Joe js
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
Now hiring food servers, kitchen help
and bartenders. Apply In person at The
Top of the Gulf, talk with Donna. No
phone calls please., tfc ll/5
Se //7deoe Z waated IteO.
wit 4 A lsft4eid dfe
Remodeling, Renovation Home
Maintenance & Repairs Interior &
SExterior Painting Marine Construction
S 25 years experience
Tak Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
C. J.6'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
FOUND: Like new chair found In edge of
my yard. Could have blown off truck.
Owner may have by paying for this ad
and identifying chair. Margaret Nichols.
Two FSU/Florida tickets for sale. Call
227-1392. Great seats. Itc 11/19
Florist business for sale. Call 648-4988
for Information. Itc 11/19
Ideal Christmas presents, all items like
new: Hdyte bow with all the goodies,
$175; Beautyrest queen size tube style
water bed, $150; various lead crystal
Items, from S20 to 860; day planner bag
phone. 875. Call 229-2462 or 227-1932
Queen water bed' with ,6 drawers. Call
227-7380 after 5. ,, Itp
One queern hide-a-bed sofa, excellent
condition, 8350. 1 La-Z-Boy double
recliner, less than 2 years old, exqel.
cond. $300. Call 227-1992.' .tp
Antique china cabinet ard buffet, 875
each, 1920's. Entertainment .center,
820. 229-2604'. 2tc 11/19
Electric hospital bed, 8250, very good
condition. 229-8332. ltp
Mobile home: '85, 2 bdrm., I 1/2 ba..
plywood floors, carpeted, custom
kitchen cabinets. nice. 827-2885.
Sunset Blvd. Holiday Special Sale. Body
Waves and Perms starting at $27.00
plus 10% off all nail services,. and
Nexus hair products. Call for appt. 229-
7099. ltc 11/19
FURNITURE: 5 Recliners
a 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
COINS BY THE BAYI I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
Best prices in tow .!
.--soo -... -s 11
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St. Joe Call
Mobile 899-0219 or
899" 218 fe/2
FL License ER 0010992, RA005421,J
uC. *RF0051042 RG0051008 ER 0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
Free PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
Fi--t es REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
,tipatnes INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA B : ',0/229-6821
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 D6ors
Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass
PUMP REPAIR& SALES LICENSED & INSURED
H & M IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
;HAL KEELS FREE ESTIMATES 229-2738
Th Free Estimates Your Satisfaction Our Concern
The Supply Dock, Ine. Bayside Floorcovering
Carpet .* Vinyl Wood Floors Blinds
Ceramic Tile VCT Paint
RON & FAYE WESTMARK (850) 927-2674, FAX (850) 927-3695
1 39B W. Gorrie Drive St. George Island, FL 32328-9706
GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
FOR RENT GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALESI HELP WANTED LOST & FOUND
I 1 -1 I I
The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Nov. 19. 1998
New sofa, $300; ,ping pong table, $100;
love seat, $275. 227-1280 after 6:00.
Steel buildings, new, must sell,
30x40x12 was $10,200 now $6,990;'
40x60x12 was $16,400 now $9,990; 50
x 100x16 was- $27,590 now $19,990;
60x200x16 was $58,760 now $39,990.
Square oak coffee table $20; Kenmore
stove, 4 years old, has different cooking
attachments, $325 obo. Everything in
good cond. Call 647-9293. 2tc 11/12
Collectables-mostly retired Beanie
babies and May releases. 648-5762.
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
AVON serving Tyndall, the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651.
3-pc. light oak wood entertainment cen-
ter, w/wicker doors, excellent for
TV/VCR and stereo, 6'x7'. $100. 639-
5920. tfc 11/12
Queen and king size water beds, 12x65'
mobile home, cheap, needs repair.
Exercise bike, brass tea cart. 647-5106.
Catfy'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-
ranr console, like new, 37.5" high. 8895.
You move. Call 227-2019. tfc 11/5
KITTIES-Want a kitten? Come see j.r
famlly of beautiful bright-eyed babies.
Sweet, cute, playful. little angels read,
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 toyy.
Also looking for foster homes. Give us aq
call, ask for Jenny, 647-4047. tfc 11/5
Need A Pet Sitter? I will care for your
pets while you're away, in the comfort qf
their own home. Have references. Don,
647-3651. 4tc 11/12
Two window small air conditioner unlt.
Call 229-6061 or 229-6961. tfic I/ 2
"3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home with cen.
h&a, new dishwasher, in ground pool;
'with fenced back yard. Ideal location
close to schools. Excellent neighbor-
hood, 105A;Yupon St. Call 227-1568 for
appointment. 4tc 11/5
Townhome, Cape San Bias. Like new,
numerous improvements, security gate,
magnificent view of the gulf. Great
rental investment. Must see. 850-227-
3351. tfc 1/5
2 bdrm.. 1 ba.. liv. rm.. den. laundry
room unfurnished, with shop or storage
bldg. out back. 523 7th St.. Port St. Joe.
Call 827-2902 after 6. tfc 9/3
A nice 3 bdrm.. 2 ba. double wvide
mobile home on 75x150 lot' in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach. asking
S55.000. Call 647-3292. Lftic 9/3
_____TRADES and' 5S ERVICES:U
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-
tor installaUon special, 825. Ken or
Ann, 647-3233. 4tp 11/12
PIANO LESSONS limited spaces
available for private instruction by well-
known Florida teacher. Phone. 648-
4041. '; 4tp 11/12
Reasonable Rates & References
& PET PORTRAITS
250 Bay St. St. Joe Beach, FL
Residential Custom Wood
A 8 R Fence
foec/l sad oacrete Work
AJDert Fiolichmonn FREE Estlmales
EIN #593115646 (850) 647-4047
f Catherine L. Collier
^ Independent Sales
211 Allen Memorial Way *
A i.' Port St. Joe
AVO () 29s
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
OWNER: Ben Sherrill
CHILD CARE, in my home, day or
night. 229-2442. 2tc 11/12
Babysitting in my home for Christmas
shopping. Will work for 4 hr. minimum
and 6 hr. ma.dmum. Friday. Saturday
or Sun., 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call for more
details. 648-4706. 6tp 11/5
FENCE 9 REPAIR
'"All Kinds of Fences'
Serving the Beaches with
; 25 years experience
For Free Estimate
250 Bay St. Port St Joe, FL 32456
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UIC ER0013168 INSURED
BASIC LAWN CARE
We Manicure Your Lawn to Your
850-647-5722, fax 647-3870,
Cell 850-227-6738 c '12
at Barfield's Lawn 8
Garden, 302-B Reid Ave.'
New & used mowers &
THE CABINET SHOPPE
JEFF POWELL, OWNER O\TR 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Port St. Joe FL 32-56 Fax 648-8-52
PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
I-- REPAIR AND REMODELING
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
9/17 Licensed and Insured Lic #RR-0067 199
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
T Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (850) 229-9292 R 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
SPleee Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
A/Cl Heating feIce Machines Comm. Refrigeration* New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone:229-2665
State Uc #RA0066486 229-COOL "
Of, fe: : 8-: 2 2 1 ;
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
Alcoholics Anonymous. Surfside
Serenity Group, meets Mon., Thurs..
Fri. at 7:30 p.m. CSTat the 1st United
Methodist Church, 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Women's open AA meeting. 12
noon CST Thursdays.
A Professional Tile Setter '
with 26 yrs. experience
No Nob Too BIG or Too Small' .. .-
P. O0. Box 790 Wewohitchka ..
BOB'S PAINT (&
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
BaltzeHAve. Phone 227-7229 .
_a5 $ ay Saew7t 7f, Sftaw /
Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's mosi experienced refinishers.
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
-/ to- eta
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589.
Fine c ar pen try &' architectural details
repairs remodels decks fences
Insured License #RR0067190
REPAIR or REPLACEMENT
Clint's 'Home 'Repair '0
"Small Jobs Our Specialty"
25 Yrs Experience ,
Free Estimates S 4/2.1 '
2025 Marvin Avenue
SSagl JI Port St. Joe, FL 32456
S, License #RC0067081
:.. .', 10/1
BROWARD DAVIS 8 ASSOC., INC.
Land Surveying and Engineering
,48 Avenue D Suite A
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
0 CARPETCLEANING M
* Odor Control 24 Hr. Water Damage Z
Pet Stains Free Estimates Z
t (850) 227-6098 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
Lot for sale: 145'x150', high and dry
corner lots on Hayes Ave. & Pompano.
Great investment. Call 229-8079.
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with septic
tank & well. $2,500 down, $132.16 mo.
Call George, 229-6031. tfc 11/5
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
irn 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 build on. no fill needed. Corner
of Palm Blvd. and 19th Street on canal.
Call Phil 227-2112 or 229-8409.
House for Sale: 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath, Fla.
room, fireplace, boat landing: on
Wetappo Creek, on 1/2 acre land, des-
perate to sell, S32.000 negotiable. take
over payment of S420 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. tfIc 11l/S
For sale In Wewa. Single wide trailer.
screen porch, utility room, shady lot.
some financing, 824.000. 639-5920.
1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready
to move onto.
financing with 10%
down. Call Billy
t.. 1 /5
MISCELLANEOUS I MISCELLANEOUS P E T S L REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE
P ru ent l 1 St. George Island
Resort Realty of Apolachicola
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
Vj -t SEACLIFFS -
Ar CAPE SAN BLAS
SeaCliffs, a ten acre beachfront, gated community of elegant town-
homes, quality construction, central heat/air, full kitchens, cable TV,
ceiling fans, elevators, balconies and decks,, pool,' private bodrd-
walk to the beach. Priced from $169,90. .
01998The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. The Prudential and are registered service marks
of The Prudential Insurance Company of America I Equal Housing Opportunity.
Each Company Independently Owned and Operated
:s ^, .. -, ;, .. ',.-, :.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR-30
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St
. Joe Bay
310 Lakeview Dr. Twinlakes Subd. Wewahitchka. Great,
lakefront retreat just minutes from the Gulf. Like new manufactured
home 3 bedrooms/2 ba. Florida room living/dining combo. Over 1400
sq. ft. still under manufacturers' warranty, finishedwith top of the line
materials and appliances all set on a nicely landscaped 1/2 acre water-
front lot on Lake Como. Beautifully finished fully insulated, 10'x20"
detached workshop, plus garden and boat sheds combined with a'pri-
vate boat,dock provide total recreation package. Fish or swim off your '
own boat dock, relax in your spa tub in the Florida room, or troll on
your private lake. All beautifully maintained in move-in condition you.
Several long term rentals now available.
Furnished & unfurnished, Mexico Beach
Gulf Aire Port St. Joe.
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor
ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
M fLSO 1
STATE OF FLORIDA
OiCe E OF PERMIT ISSUANCE
The Department of Environmental Protection gives
notice of Its permit Issuance (File No 23-0143099-
001 DFI to S a S Properties Inc. c/o Mary Ann
Wasmund. Post Office Box 385. Apalachtcola.
Florida 32329. to construct a 4 X 224 dock with a
6 X 26 terminal platform
The project site is located at Lot IB and 2B of
"Dolphin Bay to Beach' Subdivision as per official
plat thereof In Plat Book 3. Page 48. on file with the
Clerk oi the Circult Court for Gulf County. Florida-
lying In a portion of Sections 7 and 18. Township 9
South. Range 11 Weat. Gulf Counry. Florida
A person whose substanual interests are affected,
by the Department 6 proposed decisions in thas
permit may petUuon or an administrative proceed"
Ing (hearing) in accordance with Section 120 57.*
F S Peutitions filed by the permit applicant and the
parties Blated below must be filed within 14 days bfi'
receipt o' thi Intent Petitions fled by other per-
son, must be filed within 14 days of publication of-
the public notice or within 14 days of their receipt
of this Intent whichever occurs firsL Third party
peutioner& shall madl a copy of the petition to the
applicant at the address indicated above at the
Lime of filing Failure to file a petion within this
nime period shall constitute a-waiver of any right
such persons may have to request an admministra-
ue determin.saon hearingg) under Section 120 57.
F S The petition must be filed Ireceivedl In
Department of Environmental Protection
Office of General Counsel. Ms 35
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard
Tallahassee. FL 32399-3000
The petition must contain the information set forth
(a.) The name. address. and telephone number
of each peutitioner. the applicant s name and'
address the Department Permint File Number
and the county In which the project Is pro-
(b.) A statement of how and when each petition-
er received notice of the Department's action
or proposed action:
Ic) A statement of how each petitioner's sub-
stantial Interests are affected .by the
S Department s action or proposed action:
Id I A statement of material facts disputed by
Petitioner. If any:
e I A statement of facts which petitioner con.
tends warrant reversal or modification of the
Department s action or proposed action.
If I A statement of whuch rules or statutes peti-
tioner contends require reversal or nodlifica-
uon of the Department s action or proposed
g I A statement of the relief sought by petition-,
er. stating precisely the action penitioner
wants the Department to take with respect to
the Department s action or proposed action
If a petition Is filed. the admnrustrative hearing
process will constitute a renewed determination of
the Departments decision on the application .
Accordingly. the Department s final action may be'
different from the position taken by IIt In this
intent Persons whose substantial Interests will be
affected by any decision of the Department with
regard to the application have the right to peuuon
to become a party to the proceeding The petition
musl conform to the requirements specified above
and be filed Ireceedl within 14 days of receipt of
this intent. In the Olfice of General Counsel at the
above address Failure to petition within the
allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right
such person has to request a bearing under
Secuon 120 57. F S and to participate as a arty
to this proceeding Any subsequent interventfdn
will only be at tle approval of the presiding officer
upon motion filed pursuant to Rules 28-5.207 nd
60Q-2 010. FAC
2tc. November 12 and 19. 1998. '
must see to appreciate. $9A,900.