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SIXTY-FIRS T YEAR, NUMBER 13
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 3245,6 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1998
324 Per Copy
Plus 34 Tax ...
I Tuesday morning, Novem-
ber 24th, the Board of
Directors of Smurfit-Stone
Container Corporation ap-
proved a major restructuring
plan that will include the
shutdown anld mothballing of
approximately 1.1 million
tons, or about 17%, of the
company's U. S. container-
board mill capacity, and
approximately 400,000 tons
of market pulp capacity.
This is in addition to the
company's Port St. Joe co-
owned mill Florida Coast
Paper Company, L.L.C.
An announcement on what
mills will be affected by the
restructuring measures is
expected to be made in the
Some indication has been
made that an announcement
could come as early as next
week. As spelled out in arti-
cles in this week's issue of The
Star, local efforts are under
way to try and place the St.
Joe mill in a favorable light.
Fire Badly Damages Inside of Restaurant
Broke Out Around Midnight
Sunday; Investigation Determines
Arson As Cause of the Incident
Monday, November 23rd, Sgt. Troy Simmons arrested William
J. Laine, 46, of Port St. Joe on a charge of arson. According to
Information filed by Don Cloeta. of the State Fire Marshal's Office.
Laine was allegedly involved in causing a fire which broke out at
Julie's Restaurant around midnight Sunday night. The eating
establishment was owned and operated by Laine and his wife.
According to Port St. Joe Police Chief Jay Leffert, probable
cause to indicate suspicion by the presence of a variety of materi-
als and circumstances discovered at the fire scene indicated that '
the fire was intentionally set.
The building sustained m -
major structural damage in -
the kitchen and upper balcony -M- y
areas, as well as smoke and
water damage to the dining'
room area. Much of the interi- I f
or of the building was gutted b tb .p
by the fire. Fortunately, the
blaze had no effect on the
Firefighters from PSJ Fire _i
Department, and White City
and the Beaches Volunteer L I
Fire Departments responded ,
to the fire. _ur,
Laine was released from Firemen attempt to gain ,
the Gulf Couny Jail Monday access to the roof of Julle's Al Ray, city fire marshal, inspects the inside of Julie's Restaurant early Monday morning following
on a S20,000 surety bond. Restaurant building. the blaze. -Star phot
Chamber and Unions Express Support of Mill
In Press Conference Held at Chamber of Commerce Headquarters Monday
The Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce and United Paper-
workers International Union #379
held a joint news conference
Monday morning announcing
combined efforts to show support
for Florida Coast Paper Company.
"We want to send a clear mes-
sage Chamber fri-esidenit
David Warriner proclaimed to
area media, as he was flanked by
U.P.I.U. president John Reeves
and witnessed by local mill man-
* agement. Including Jim Mann
(Manager of Governmental
Affairs, Panama City), and com-
munity leaders and businessmen.
Warriner said the Chamber
has sent mixed signals in the past
and that the group wants tO take
a united stand concerning the
MiOIs future. .- .
"We need to do what we can
do to make sure the mill stays
open," he said.
He reminded everyone of the
mill's economic Impact on Gulf
County's economy, employing ,nomic impact to locate in Gulf
approximately 500 people with an County we need to make the
average salary of 817 per hour same effort to keep what we
and S30 million dollars per year have." Warriner proclaimed.
impact on the area's economy. U.P.I.U. president John
-But keeping thins in er-, Reeves was equally emphatic in
spect "e. he reco&nlze the most pointing out the need to cooperate
imtl issge and #..1 priortV efforts to keep Florida Coast
-z'imp t- issue and ff 1pio'rf.tc...T .... Company up and running.
was for the people who worked at aper Company up a .running.
the mill. "1 get calls dally you can
hear the fear in their (mill work-
"The Chamber would bend ers). voices." he said, as he por-
over backward to secure an traved the pain and uncertainty
industry with this scope of eco- mill workers and their families
were coping with.
Reeves outlined a need to
exist in a spirit of cooperation that
would probably require -'ome
.K *changes in order to help make the
mill more competitive and reduce
David Warriner, holding microphone, addresses those assembled to show their support for Florida
* Coast Paper mill and its economic impact on Gulf County. He is flanked by John Reeves, president of
the local UPIU 379. -Star photo
Wewa Citizens Object to Decision
Just because Gulf County
commissioners voted to provide
Advanced Life Support (ALS)
ambulance service to the north-
em portion of Gulf County, by
expanding existing service in the
south end of the county into a full
fledged Gulf County ambulance
system-that doesn't mean it's
Letters to The Star, picketing,
petitioners, and even a rally held
on the steps of the old Gulf
County Courthouse in Wewa--
hitchka have called for -residents
to gather in support of the com-
mission contracting with Bay
Ambulance to provide ALS service
for north Gulf County.
By a 3-2 vote, commissioners
elected to go with the county-wide
service during their November
10th board meeting.
The three south Gulf County
my Knox, and commissioners
Warren Yeager and Nathan Peters
favored the county-wide service,
stating the cost was less and voic-
ing a need to keep jobs local.
Chairman Knox reiterated
those reasons in an interview
Tuesday morning, stating that
Gulf County Ambulance Director
Shane McGuffin's proposal was
lower than Bay's, .and considering
the 18% unemployment level in
Gulf County, we need the keep
jobs and revenues generated by
the service in this county.
"Our #1 priority right now
should be jobs for our residents
and the current situation with
Florida Coast Paper Company,"
North Gulf County commis-
sioners Billy Traylor and Johnny
Stanley countered those reasons
stating that residents and the vol-
unteers in the north end of the
county have established close ties
and a good working relationship
with Bay Ambulance Service. ,
"Folks in that end (north end)
want that service (Bay),"
Commissioner Johnny Stanley
stated during the November 10th
One of the points Commis-
sioner Billy Traylor drove home,
before an audience of approxi-
mately 160 residents during the
community rally last Thursday
(See OBJECT on Page 3A)
He pointed out several of the
amenities which put Florida
Coast Paper Company ahead of
the game such as a deep water
port facility, wood availability,
and modern equipment, especial-
ly environmental and pollution
When asked what residents
could do to help, Reeves suggest-
ed they might begin by letting
county and city officials know
how important the mill is to them.
LEAD THE STATE IN UNEMPLOYMENT
That importance was under-
scored when the state released its
latest unemployment statistics
showing Gulf County leading the
state at 18.1b unemployment for
the month of October.
Putting that in perspective,
one out of every six employable
residents of Gulf County are cur-
rently unemployed. That com-
pares with 7.8% unemployment
for the month of October 1997,
anrd 17.5% for September of 1998.
The organizations committed
to vigorously" show support for the
local Florida Coast Paper
Company, LLC. Everything possi-
ble will be done for the newly
merged parent company, Smurfit-
SStone Container Corporation, to
realize the strong support and
commitment the area businesses
and residents have to maintaining
an active papermaking mill in
Port St. Joe.
COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce Director Diane Scholz
announced the placement of a
community bulletin board at the
chamber office at Maddox Park/
Shipyard Cove, located at 104
Fourth Street, West in Port St.
The bulletin board will be
operated on an informal basis and
is positioned on the front porch of
the Chamber office for easy acces-
sibility, day or night.
Any business or individual is
encouraged to stop by and post a
(See SUPPORT on Page 3A)
Fire Marshal Don Cioeta is shown at the rear of Julie's. He ruled
the fire had been intentionally set. -Star photo
Large Crowd Attends
Approximately 600 people
attended a community-wide
Thanksgiving service, sponsored
by the Ministerial Association;
Sunday afternoon uniting in
song. prayer, and God's word as
they placed the area's economic
problems and workforce condition
in the hands of a higher power-
The annual service took on
special significance this year in
light of a host of, local concerns.
Topping the list of worries is the
/ current shutdown of Florida
Coast Paper Company.
Closed since mid-August, 465
mill workers are especially jittery
after speculation in news reports
that some mills in the newly
formed Smurfit-Stone Container
'Corporation will probably not
continue to operate.
Local ministers of all denomi-
nations focused on God's promise
to provide, surrounded by an
atmosphere of praise and thanks-
After a welcome by Father
Jerry Huft, of St. James Episcopal
Church, Billy Dixson led in the
You might remember Dixson
as being instrumental in helping
organize a similar service last year
during the 5 1/2 month long
shutdown of Florida Coast Paper
He noted that just as God has
a hand in bringing the mill back
into operation one month earlier
than announced, that God could
(See WORSHIP on Page 3A)
The commons area of Port St. Joe High School was packed for the
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PAGi WO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26,
SOME FOLKS WILL HAVE A HARD time finding anything to
be thankful about at this season, this year. They are not working.
They are not making a living for their families. They don't have the
wherewithal to pay their bills, which they should be making at this
time of the year, in preparation for Christmas. They are worried
about the future of their jobs; their future, period. There is so
much which is uncertain.
But there are still a number of reasons to be thankful ;
There is health and the love of family and neighbors to be
thankful. There is the fact that we didn't experience the wrath of
Hurricane Mitch and its accompanying mud slides. There is the
fact that we don't live In Iraq, facing the threat brought on by hav-
ing a madman for a leader. There is the fact that we didn't have to
bomb those people and face the responsibilities which goes along
with being in a shooting conflict.
As "Spotball" Barbee always starts any prayer he is asked to
utter, "Thank you, God, that things with us are as well as they
COME TO THINK OF IT, THINGS are pretty good with all of
us, no matter- how bad we imagine them to be. We can all find
something to be thankful about, without much effort.
Our economic woes is only a temporary situation. We can
adapt. But there are other things, of a permanent nature, which
should matter far more to us than the fleeting situation created by
good or bad economics.
The weather is good. If it still doesn't suit you, just hang
around for a while and it will change maybe to your particu-
Our team is winning They're in the play-offs again after a few
years of being also-rans.
Our schools are adequate, ensuring a solid foundation for our
children. Our children are as safe as any children in. this state or
nation have a right to expect to be.
We can walk outside at night without arming ourselves against
the threat of being mugged. Our law enforcement does a reason-
ably good job of protecting us from harm.
In spite of minor differences among ourselves, we all get along
with each other in this land of freedom and plenty.
It's a good time to be thankful, come to think about it!
Play Santa Claus
THE RETAIL MERCHANTS DIVISION is making plans to
produce a Christmas parade and day of activities to celebrate the
opening of the Yule season on Saturday. December 5, at 2:00 p.m.
It will be a full day of celebration, just as usual. Despite our real
or imagined economic doldrums being experienced here in Port St.
Joe, the Christmas celebration will still have its unique flavor of
This is just another activity of your local merchants that we
have come to take for granted, especially around Christmastime.
Nobody hgas-to' p-dd'cF 6ajol6 te Tre'amtnchts'irit6 f thi'tacftlvity;
they d'o 't because -they. want :to. ,They halve.;beer pladriinhg4for
-months to' do this activity. Nobody has to remind' them that it is
time. Wouldn't it be great if the people of this town also acted as
if they appreciated it in the same vein? We know, the people come
out in unprecedented numbers [for Port St. Joel to attend this
event. Some even shop, for that day, at least, in Port St. Joe. They
are to be congratulated for that. Wouldn't it make things far easi-
er for everyone concerned if they were to shop for everything they
could find here in Port St. Joe, Instead of buying the bulk of their
Christmas presents out-of-town "while I happen to be here any-
CHRISTMAS IS A HARD TIME of the year for your mer-
chants, too, with the economy as It is. A change In shopping
habits would make them feel much better about the whole situa-
Christmas is only one of the seasons of the year, in which your
merchants are actively supporting activities in Port St. Joe. They
do it the year 'round. They are called on to support every civic
activity which it dreamed up around here. They support the chil-
dren's activities by the bushel. Just this week, about a dozen
fund-raisers were actively pursuing the few dollars floating
around. The majority of them were actively pursued among the
merchants and they have the reputation of never saying "nol"
Play Santa Claus this year with the, ones who play Santa Claus
with you the entire year.
Hunker Down With Kes
Join Me Please .
I'm thankful the Indians
shared their maize. And pilgrims
progressed. And a few forefathers
were thoughtful enough to throw
'in some unalienable rights. And
for not leaving but "our posterity"..
I'm thankful for men who set'
aside their own comforts, went to
battle, fought hard. died young-in
pursuit of my happiness
I'm thankful for the graceful
south. The slower pace of a rural
township. The tradition of lima
beans and turnip greens. The
Kentucky Derby. Katydids. The
great L & N. Sweet tea. And "'hush
I'm thankful for, granddaddy
who taught me the importance of
straight rows. And a grandmother
who made the. best apple
turnovers .... and wrote the book
on laughter being the best medi-
I'm thankful for a mother who
began petitioning for my eternal
salvation eight months .before I
was born. And' for a father who
didn't get muddled up In the gray
area-it was right or wrong, peri-
od. If you were right, he didn't say
nothing, right was expected. If you
were wrong, you got whipped. Life
wasn't too complicated for him.
I'm thankful Dad lived. and
died, when he did. He would be
mad, hurt and embarrassed by
some of the things he would be
seeing in the United States today..
I'm thankful for an older
brother who took the time to back
me uip twenty feet and throw that
old 'black electrician taped "up
baseball at me until I begin to
catch asmany as I missed.
I'm thankful for a younger,
by Kesley Colbert
brother who was willing to lay':
down his life for mine. Greater love,,
has no man ..
I'm thankful for Bro. L. H.
Hatcher who would somehow get
that big frame down on one knee
so he could look me eyeball to eye-
ball when he shook my little hand.
I'm thankful for those big fam-
ily get-togethers where the grown-
ups would eat 'til we thought'
they'd surely burst. And the laugh-
ter and talk spilled out at super
sonic speed. And we had enough "
cousins to play baseball, king of
the hill, hide-and-go-seek, reenact
The Ten Commandments .....
I'm thankful I've never for one
second taken any of those folks or.
one of those times for granted.
I'm thankful for Mr. Sam .
Presson. When he stood up to .
pray, he spoke directly to God, he
wasn't trying to impress the fifty or
sixty other people In the church.
I'm thankful for Ricky Hale,
Bobby Brewer, Buddy Wiggleton,
Pam Collins, LaRenda ,Bradfield,.
John Ingram, Jane Hill, Jackie
Burns ... .
I'm thankful for that big ditch.
down. behind' the. house where we
won the war, tamed the west,
scaled the escarpment .. and
pondered life's holdings.
I'm thankful, for Miss Carolyn
and Miss Dorothy and Miss Belle
and Miss Dinwiddie and twenty
more that- followed them that
..taught me whether I wanted to'
learn or' notl For many of those
years, they cared more about my
direction than I did.
I'm thankful for the Park
Theater. And Hoppy, Roy and
'Gene. You talk about escaping for
'I'm 'thankful for Charlotte
Melton and that kiss she gave me
onria4 cold winter day as we were
strolling through the old elemen-
tary school playground. Girls may
not be as bad as I had always
..'m thankful for.ole-.y e.r.ie;1
. wq-yl[, Jae,, rap -ght,trck,41e,;
didn't babble, and he would tree
I'm thankful for Chick King.;
He played several years In the big
leagues, and when I showed up for
a tryout for his American Legion
team he didn't ask if I could hit or
throw or run fast .. ... He said,
"Son, do you like to play baseball?'
It was the single most valuable les-'
son I ever learned about the game.
I'm thankful for the little girl in'
the blue suit with the yellow trim
that jumped out of the swimming
pool I' .: 'and into my life. The
smile, after thirty-three years, is
still the same.
I'm thankful for Walter .Wlder
and his insistence that I give Gulf
Country a try, ,
..I'm thankful. that the good..
friends that haveworked with, me,,
helped me, prayed with me, cared
about me, shared burdens with;,
me, laughed with me, fought a few,
(See KESLEY ON ,PAGE.3)
FRENCHIE AND I are going
to stay home this Thanksgiving,
for a change. For the past several
years we have taken advantage of
the days off to take a short vaca-
.tion trip; usually to the moun-
tains' where we enjoyed some
crisp, cool air and saw some
things we didn't normally see.
This year will be different.
She'll be relegated to cooking
Thanksgiving dinner with all 'the
trimmings, just for the two of us.
It has been a while since there
were only two of us for
Thanksgiving dinner. Sort of a
tune-up for the Chiistmas diin-
ner. when there will be a gang at
our house to observe the holiday.'
I guess. Thanksgiving, I will
'be relegated to having to watch
the football game .on TV and
maybe taking a nap ... or two.
THIS THANKSGIVING Day, I
won't be eating breakfast at the
Dillard House. Of course we will
miss an opportunity to stock up
Home This Thanksgiving Hol
our supply of speckled grits,
muscadine jelly and vidalia onion
: Too, a Thanksgiving Day
breakfast at the Dillard House is
usually the only meal one can
eat, all day long, if you' do. it jus-
Usually, it is ci'ispy cold and
bright as a new penny outside,
Thanksgiving Day breakfast-time
at the Dillard House. The fields
are all brown and the corn is put
up in shocks, for a down-home
atmosphere as one looks out the
picture window which forms one
wall of the restaurant.
It's a perfect Thanksgiving
Day picture of "home in the
country after the harvest"
We have eaten Thanksgiving
Day breakfast at the Dillard
House about four or five times.
THEN, WE'LL SURELY miss
seeing the Smoky Mountains cov-
ered with a new snow this year.
One year we were at Pigepn'
Forge at Thanksgiving time and it
came- a light snow while we were
there. The. next morning, ,we
started back across the moun-i
tains, on our way home, and
were greeted with a perfect
Christmas card scene of every-
thing co ered with .snow. Not' a
blemish or track in the white
blanket. anywhere. :Wouldn't you
know that the battery in my cam-
era picked that particular morn-
ing to go deadly
I didn't get a single photo-
graph of the unusual-to some-
one from Florida-sight which
That one vision prompted
another trip or two to the moun-
tains on Thanksgiving. to catch
another vision of a new snowfall;
something, I never did.
REMAINING AT HOME will
mean that we don't discover
another "Ramsey's Apple House"
While on a side trip to the
Biltmore Mansion in Asheville,
I wonder if it is still there?
The quaint little shop sat on
the bank of a small creek with a
small apple orchard across the
6reek, out back of the building.
We had to buy some fresh apples
there, even if 'the crop was all
gone and we didn't have a very'
good selection to choose from.
Our~ camera worked when I,
took a picture of the apple house.
I'll always remember the
small junk house which sat
across the street with a hand-
written sign in front proclaiming,
"Antiques For Sale". It looked
more like someone's junk house
to me. The "Antique" store had a
1951 Studebaker parked in front;
you know, the model which
looked like it was going and com-
ing at both ends!
I'LL ALWAYS BE GLAD we
took advantage of a Thanksgiving
'holiday, one year, to visit
"Dollywood". It was an experi-
ence. The visit to one of the live
theaters to take in the Christmas
musical was worth the trip.
Seeing the craftsman whip
out wooden Christmas decora-
tions on a lathe was worth the
Seeing the craftsmen make a
horse drawn buggy was worth the.
trip; especially ..when- he started'i
making the wheels of the buggy. ,
Several sights and activities
we saw made that early winter
trek in the mountains special to
The time we made a side trip
to Cade's Cove,.as we came into ,
Gatlinburg made one trip worth-
while. It was a revelation, seeing
how country folk lived before the.
automobile and highways were,
invented. They were .self suffi-
WE'VE SEEN SOME Interest-
ing sights. on those short
Thanksgiving week end trips and .
above all, experienced early win-
ter, in a setting which gives a dif-
ferent view of the changing of the
seasons than we are accustomed
It's all interesting, but 'this
year will also be different. We will
spend it at home
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'Citizens sign letters being circul
commission to reconsider its decision
--from Page 1
also help 'now.
In fact, Dixson announced
God- had called him to petition
through prayer for 2,000 new jobs
in' the area and that God would
Before 'praying, 2,000 letters
being sent out by the City of Port
St, Joe to prospective businesses
were laid out to be prayed over.
During the two' hour program'
several local choirs, groups, and
soloists gave' testimonies 'and
songs of praise and thanksgiving
t60G. d. ".* ^ '. ;
''Local pastors aind laymen'
bathed the gathering with prayer-
throughout the service.
Dear Editor: .
As a former employee and
union member of Florida Coast'
Paper -Coempany, I am -very ,con-
cerned ~Vlth some of the actions
thlft' the' management -ahd Mi.
Allen have taken towarfflie afdi- '
off workers of this company. -,
At a time when union and
management should be doing
everything in their power to come,
together as a unit to fight to get
thrs'ifacility back in operation the
management is falling far short. I
personally. know that LIPILi union
president John Reeves has done
everything in his power to attempt
to work with Mr. Alien and the
management in efforts to resume
operations at the mill.
Repeatedly, the union work-
ers have'been asked to give up
positions and -benefits to help
reduce the operating costs of the
mill and have done so. During
this. same time period. manage-
ment has refused to cut back,
eveh going so far as to add man-
agement positions. !
To add insults to injury now
that the mill has shut down, the
laid-off (mainly union) workers '
are still being asked to,sacrifice
while all company employees are
: (From Pagee'2)
times with me, loved me, allowed
* melto be apart of you in this won-
derful place. .' ; Are too numerous
to name in this short column".
SI'm thankful for in-laws that"
are so dumb they think I was born
into their family!
I'm thankful for Josh Colbert. I
prayed for one like me. You'd bet-
ter be careful"what you ask for!.
I'm thankful for Jesse Colbert.
A miracle -baby for certain! I'm still.
thankful 'every day of my life'for
every prayer that' went up on his
behalf on that long ago October'in
I'm thankful for every child
that has ever crossed my path.
I'm, thankful to .Wesley for the
space. And the encouragement,
And the non-censorship.
I'm thankftil that I don't fall
int6 that category of those: who
espouse, "if you've seen one
Thanksgiving, you've seen 'em all."
1 I'm thankful for those valleys
so I can truly appreciate the
I'm thankful.for a future full of
hope and joy and promise
T I'm thankful for you.
4 'Live Large,
-from Page 1
evening, was to start a push for a
return to county-wide voting for
county commission seats.
"All five commissioners need
to be accountable to all citizens of
the county," he stated.
Gulf currently votes by single
-- member district representation.
At the rally, a table was set up
for people to sign letters to com-,
missioners Knox, Peters and
Yeager urging them to change
their position on the issue.
Residents were also urged:to
attend Tuesday's (November 24)
commission meeting to show their
objections to the board decision...
..Due to an early press date,
actions of that meeting will not be
lated which asked the county published in this week's issue of
on the ambulance service. The Star, but will be reported in
-Starphoto next week's issue.
Support from Page 1A
postcard notice of an employment
need they have, whether it be
temporary or permanent. In the
same fashion,' Scholz welcomes
laid off workers to check the
board frequently for potential ser-
vices they feel they can perform.
"We. will be glad to receive
phone- calls, from prospective
employers who would like to post
(ajob opportunity," added Scholz.
The Chamber office can be
reached by calling 227-1223 or
:' Laid off mill workers got an
unexpected Christmas gift this '
week. U.P.I.U. Local 379 president
John Reeves sent letters to each
of the 465 union employees
informing them that a complete
Christmas dinner had been put
together for them.
A whole turkey, ham and all
the trimmings complete with
dessert is being donated by Piggly
Wiggly, local merchants, vendors,
area church youth groups, and
several concerned Individuals ....
"What started out as a simple
request for assistance for hurting
families has mushroomed into a
full-fledged dinner, thanks to the
efforts of Mr. Duren (owner of
Piggly Wiggly) and other con-
Scerned folks," Reeves said.
Along with the letter to work-
to Work Together In Order to Survive
At a recent meeting with
union officials Mr. Allen has
informed them that laid-off
em-iployees will soon be responsi-
ble for paying -their insura.ce-pre-,. -
mrums even though when laid off"
they were told they would not be,
responsible for these premiums
until the mill resumed operations.
The management has also
blocked efforts of some govern-
ment agencies to help these
employees with benefits, such as
paying for them to go to school
while they are unemployed. This
situation greatly saddens me as I
have many friends both union
and company:who work for this
I only hope and pray that Mr.
Allen and the management come
to realize that in today's economic
climate everyone has to work
together in order to survive and
that this requires sacrifices by
both union and management.
Cecil H. Lyons III
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1998
David Warriner, president of the Greater Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, foreground, presents a
check for $200,000 to be used for the marina to Port St. Joe Mayor Johnny Linton. Also shown are City
Clerk Pauline Pendarvis and Commissioner Charles Tharpe -Star photo
ers, a coupon redeemable for the
dinner was mailed. Employees
.were notified that they should
pick up the dinner at Plggly
Wiggly between 8 a.m. afd 2 p.m.
on Saturday. December 12.
This is a one day only coupon
because of the perishable nature,
of some of the food being given.
Reeves noted that should an
employee not be able to pick up,
the dinner items on that day, they'
should arrange for a family mem-;r
ber to redeem the coupon for;
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
Tonva Nixon, c/o Wewahitchka
State Bank. P. 0. Box 398. 529'
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard,
Port St. Joe. FL 32457: (850) 229-
Expresses Feelings On EMS Service
SI' was an E.M.T. with the
Wewa Ambulance Service. I would
like to express my feelings on the
transitions of the two services.
The day after the County
Commissioner vote. I saw some of
the members that had served on
this service for 27 years. The void.
loss' and hurt that so many of the
members felt was so sad.
It- seemed like the first two
priorities of the E.M'.S.' crew of'
Gulf County was to6: I. Change
the locks and 2. Strip the WEWA.
emblem off the sides of the ambu-
lances within the first hour after
the vote. This was not for' the
health and welfare of our commu-
nity, but to rub even more .salt
into the wounds .
I would like to take this,
opportunity to tell the people that'
have 'a problem .with us calling
ourselves volunteers, twenty-(ve'
dollars a run is a drop in the
bucket for getting up at 2 a.m. to
pick up a patient, or to leave from
your Thanksgiving dinner with
your family to take a patient to
the hospital: not that we had a
problem with this, for this is what
we chose to do to help our com-
munity. not counting'all the train-
ing and education that we have to
have to maintain our license.
What they don't realize is that for
22 years, this was a sole volunteer
Our intention is to stay
together as a group, meeting once
a month, and should the county
ever decide to go with the Level 4
proposal, using Bay EMS as our
ALS provider, we the VOLUN-
TEERS will be there ready and
willing to work with them.
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Kiwanis to Host BBQ Chicken
Dinner Saturday, December 5
The Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club
*ill 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.
Annual Holiday Food 1
The annual Wewahitchka
Elementary School holiday food
drive was held November 9th to
17th. Students set the goal of col-
lecting 500 non-perishable food
Items to be distributed to those in
need through the Wewahitchka
Ministerial Association. With the
collection of over 1,000 iterris the
goal was met and surpassed.
Students were divided into
two divisions-the primary stu-
dents in grade Pre-K through
third formed Division 1; and the
intermediate students in grades
four through six formed Division
2. The class in each division
which brought in the most items
and 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.
[)rive Was a Success
per number of students earned a
special ice cream treat. ., ; I ,
There was a tie in Division 1
between the second grade class of
.April Bidwell and the Continuous
Progress class of Judi Lister.
Doris, Jean Whitten and Kim
Ludlam. The Division 2 winner
was the fourth grade class of Kim
Students learned valuable
lessons in sharing and compas-
sion-and got rid of those awful
canned beets that mom has been
trying to get them to eat!
El Governor Motel
A Christmas Shop
We would like to invite you to visit our
giftshop adjacent to our lobby. We're
Mexico Beach's best kept secret.
Monday through Sunday
6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
'For the unusual, different, or
for the special someone who has
everything.., see us first.
- 10% Discount with this coupon for all gift ware. ,A
Pool Bar presents Karaoke
every Friday and Saturday
7:30 to 11:00 p.m.
- Now's the time to make your reservations
for our Christmas and New Year's special:
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'Happy 'Holidays from
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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1998
Choir of First United Methodist Church
Beanie Babies! and
More Beanie Babies!
The Friends of the Gulf
County Library are urgently
requesting your friendship and
help. The current membership
drive will soon be ending, but they
always welcome new friends at
The "Friends' are inviting you
to join them at the library next
week to fill out an application
form, and participate in their
"BEANIE BABIES" drawings.
Two drawings will be held*
daily at 4 p.m. on Monday.
November 30; Tuesday, December
1; Thursday, December 3; and
Friday, December 4.
The feature event on Friday
will be two special drawings to be
held following the regular ones.
These will be for "Erin" and
"Princess", both with beautiful,
hand-painted covers, and certain
to make someone very happy.
Light refreshments will follow the
All "Beanie Babies" will be on
display from November 30 ,to
December 4. Please join them at
the library next .week and also see
. what the "Friends" have added pt
the library collections. Remember
-it's your Gulf County Librarvy!.
Alice Kunel, left, and Jean Heathcock posed as ladies aboard
the Mayflower for;.the November meeting of the DAR. -Star
St. Joseph Bay DAR Held
e... NC'm pitin
The North Port St. Joe Community Choir performs uplifting hymns.
Choir of First Baptist Church
Father Jerry Huft, Billy Dixon. and Rev. Dave Fernandez
The community gathered Sunday evening in the commons area of
Port St. Joe High School for a Thanksgiving service. Shown in the
photos below are some of the participants who added to the air of
praise, and offering thanks to God. The current economic condition
of Florida Coast Paper Company was a prime component of the after-
Celer a' Congratulations <
Mother and Dad
Beanie Babies, Gifts, Crafts, -Wa7 4a 6t& i ,,wor4 w
Collectibles and Consignments November 22nd
308 4th St. Port St. Joe From your daughter,
S (850) 229.7071 91 ,q
The St. Joseph Bay Chapter
of the National Society of the
Daughters of the American
.Revolution held its Thanksgiving
celebration early this year. Their
regular meeting was held on
November '18 at the St. Joseph.
Bay Country Club, with Regent
Betty Owens presiding.
The members traveled back in
time with an afternoon tea with
Mayflower passengers Lady Jean
and Cousin Alice. They reiterated
their recollections of the journey
across the Atlantic Ocean and the
first Thanksgiving with the 90
Indians who came with
The annual Christmas mem-
bership tea will be held at the res-
idence of Caroline Norton on
December 16. Hostesses will be
Gulf Co. Girl Scouts
Start Fall Campaign
The Gulf County Girl Scouts.
began their fall product campaign
on Friday. Their products include
wall calendars, pocket planners.
magazine subscriptions and
renewals, and 10 varieties of nuts
This year. the calendar f.a,.
tures pictures' of Florida Girl"
Scouts. It includes large boxes for
writing messages and appoint-
ments and come with 90 color
stickers to identify special days
and events. The wall calendar is.
S4.00. and the pocket planner Is'
The variety of nuts for sale
Includes Gorp Mix. deluxe mixed!
nuts, giant cashews, pistachlosi,1
peanut squares, peanut butter'
cups, chocolate-covered peanuts
chocolate-covered raisins, pecaA`'
supreme, and a special collectors
tin filled with honey roastedc
peanuts. Prices range from S4.00
to 86.00. p
Money raised in the campaign
stays in the local Girl Scout and is
a much needed source of revenue'
4for local troops to begin their year.
In Port St. Joe. there will be three
troops participating in the fall
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege's, Lifelong Learning Division
will be offering two health-related
classes at the 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 Florida
licensure requirements for all
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, barbers, cos-
metologists, and day care work-
Register in advance at the
Gulf/Franklin 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 fqr
more information, please call
Mesdames Betty Fensom, Sadie
Gardner, Jean Heathcock, Bunny
Mahler, and Betty Owens.
Will Be Wed
Taylor Provencher and
Heather Strange are proud to
announce the engagement and
upcoming marriage of their moth-
er and father, Kristina Olsen and
A December 19th wedding is
planned for 1:00 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church of
Wewahitchka. A reception will fol-
low in the Fellowship Hall.
All friends and relatives are
invited to attend.
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John and Matthew Keigans
Twins Turn Three
John and Matthew Kelpans
celebrated their third birthday on
Sunday, November 15, with a
party at .their grandmother's
.house. John and Matthew are the
sons of Billy and Bonnie Kelgans
and the grandsons of Cora Ayers
and the late John D. Ayers of
Mexico Beach. The twins are the
brothers of Mark Ayers and
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Yarn, Fabric, Notions & Christian Supplies
Open House 1,
at Aline's 'Beauty Salon
on December 4th from 10-00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Liz and jane Trunk Shoiu'
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Everything is from 20% to 50% off!
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Goal of Healthy Start Coalition Is Healthier Babies
Targeting on Reducing Infant Deaths; Reduce Number of Low Birth Weight Babies
Some of the goals of the Bay,
Franklin, and Gulf County
Healthy Start Coalition are to
reduce infant deaths, reduce the
number of low birth weight
babies, and improve health and
developmental outcomes for
John Bear and Lunnette
aboard the Governor Stone
infants and children.
If you are pregnant or have a
newborn baby, please ask your
health care provider to screen you
and/or your baby for Healthy
Start. Based on your score and
discussions with your health care
Gibson are shown on a recent outing
providers, you decide if you want
to participate in Healthy Start.
If you say yes, the following
services will be available to you:
breastfeeding education, child-
birth education, nutrition coun-.
seling, parent education and sup-
Took Sailing Trip
Sunrise of Bay St. Joseph
Care Center enjoyed a day sailing
aboard the oldest sailing vessel in
Apalachicola, The Governor
Stone. This is the residents' third
trip aboard the sailboat. Each
time brings about a new experi-
ence and feeling of peace.
Everyone enjoyed a delicious
seafood lunch after the sailing,,'
Residents who enjoyed the
trip were John Bear, Lunnette
Gibson, Floyd Thomas, Lorin
Kelly, Roland' Coffman, Clarence
Harris, and Charlie Capps.
The activities department'
would like to give a special thank
you to Karla Weston, L.P.N.; Mike
Bobziens, occupational therapist;
and Frank Colabella, physical
therapist, for being the volunteer
Tree Lighting at Mexico Beach
Everyone is invited to enjoy a
quiet, relaxing weekend in beauti-
ful Mexico Beach on December 4
to 6. Nestle in for that much-
needed ,, break ,as the Mexico
Beach CDC hosts the' Seco nd
Annual Tree Lighting and
Festivities on Saturday,
December 5; at 6:00 p.m., CT, at
Sunset Park, next to the El
Governor Motel in Mexico Beach.
Visitors are invited to take
part in the official tree lighting
ceremony and enjoy the delicious
Refreshments that will be on.
hand. Santa will be there visiting
with the children. The members of
the Port St. Joe High School Choir
will also be there, entertaining
everyone with traditional and
modern Christmas carols. Feel
free to join in.
The Christmas Committee of
the chamber is also sponsoring a
Christmas Decoration Contest
Local Talent Plans Variety Show
to Help Mill Workers' Families
Knights of Columbus Council
11572. the City of Port St. Joe.
and Local 379 LU.P.I.LI. are spon-
soring a variety show at the
Centennial Building on December
i5, beginning at 7:30 p.m.. ET.
-,dQ* on. to.,the. stRLffw1,.9-.. e o,
y toy that will be donated to union
members laid' off from Florida
Coast Paper Company.
Jim Newton, Grand Knight of
&;; the Knights of Columbus said.
"We sponsor many charitable pro-
jects in the community and this
one seems to be very appropriate
for this time of year. It fits with
with two categories, business and
residential. The contest promises
to be competitive and will produce
a magnificent tour of the homes
and businesses of Mexico Beach
for your viewing pleasure. ,Make
Assure to drive by and admire the
Winners will be recognized in
the media and by a prominent
sign placed at their home or busi-
ness. Judging, will begin on
.December 3 and finish the day
after. The winners will' be
announced at the tree lighting
ceremony on the 5th.
port, psychosocial counseling,
and smoking cessation courses.
A healthy baby is everyone's
gain. Let Healthy Start help you
have a healthy baby.
Did you know?
In 1994, Bay County alone
had an infant death rate of 10.7
per 1,000 live births (an increase
from previous years), ih the tri-
county area and 172 babies
Weighed less than 5.5 pounds at
birth. Also in 1994, Bay County
had 122 births, Franklin County
had seven births, and Gulf
County had 15 births to mothers
under 18 years .of agei
3J' What you can do ...
There are many different
AWays that you can help improve
These figures. Supporting Healthy
Start can be as simple as offering
pregnant friend a ride to the
clinic or helping' with child care.
No effort is too small.
You can also become a mem-
l "ber of the coalition and help plan
for community needs. If you're
interested in working with
Healthy Start, you are invited and
'encouraged to volunteer on any
one of the coalition's four task
The Bay County Task Force
,meets every third Thursday, the
Franklin County T.F.-every 3rd
Wednesday, the Gulf County
;T.F.-every,3rd Tuesday, and the
Minority T.F.---every 3rd Monday.,'
Attn: Gulf County residents
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,
Thank you for your continued
support. Healthy Start is a not-
for-profit community-based orga-
our annual Keep Christ in
Christmas program. We hope
everyone gets behind it and sup-
The event will display local
._alen..t Jraqctu.4dig swtges, both
Christian and contemporary,
comedy sketches and dancing
girls. The show will end with a
sing-a-long of well known
Christmas songs and carols. The
public is encouraged to attend. It
will be a fun evening for all. Watch
The Star for more information on
the scheduled talent.
A rare white hummingbird has been enjoying the feeder provided
by Elizabeth Grantland of Mexico Beach. There have been numerous
other hummingbirds also enjoying the feeders.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1998 PAGE 5A
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Questions Frequently Asked
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DeEtta Smallwood's fourth grade class at Port St. Joe Elementary School presented, a play in the
classroom for their parents last Wednesday. "Kids and Parents" was part of take your parents to school a
week, and the students had fun getting ready for the play. -Star photo
S.W.A.T. Sponsors "Great
American Smoke-Out" Day
The Gulf County S.W.A;T.
(Students Working Against
Tobacco) and The Star would like
to thank everyone who participat-
ed in the celebration of the "Great
American Smoke-Out" on-
Studies show that eight per-
cent of tobacco users who are
encouraged by friends, family, an
employer, or a medical profession-'
al in a health promotion will actu-
ally stop using tobacco. Twenty
percent of deaths ini Gulf County
are due to lung cancer. This does
not include the other tobacco-
related diseases. Tobacco-related
illnesses are the number one pre-
ventable cause ; of death in
Over 170 students and citi-
zens participated in adopting a
tobacco user, or were adopted to
try to make it through the day of
the "Great Amencan Smoke-Out"
without using tobacco.
A hearty thanks goes to the
tobacco users who were coura-
geous enough to surrender their
tobacco products for the day.
Eleven businesses in the
community donated turkeys as
A BIG thanks to Citizens'
Federal Savings Bank; Taunton
Truss, Inc.; Gaskin-Graddy
Insurance Agency, Inc.; Preble-
Rish., Inc.; Wewahltchka State
Bank; Duren's Piggly Wiggly; Gulf
Liquors, Inc.; Pitts Pharmacy;
Rich's IGA; St. Joe Papermaker's
Federal Credit Union; Wewa
Seafood & Oyster: Bar; and the
Gulf County Health Department,
, Twenty-two residents won
certificates for a turkey for their
efforts as an adoptee or adopter.
Winners were: Nancy Adkison,
James Ard, Elizabeth Carnley,
Jennifer Douds, C. J. Giddiens,
Tessa D. Goff, Susan Grimes,
Annette Hightower,; Sandy Leah
Hodges, Cortne Hoover, June
Hutchinson. Cornelius Jones,
Ryan Martin, Michelle Nicole
Mathews, April Messer. Lawanda
Nunery. Pam Patrick. Brian Pugh.
Fritz William Stoppelbein, Doris
Tullis, Michael Weeks, Earnest
The SWAT motive is to undo
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Groceries Fish Sandwiches
NDASS Beer & Wine
A.. Colombo Yogurt
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FALL & WINTER HOURS: Tues.-Thurs.: 12-8 p.m.r.,
Fri -Sat.: 12-9 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday
0&b& ono the
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VMusic on "Rosie's 'Roost
Sat., 'Nov. 21 'Diehards ('Blues 'Top 'Rock)
Sat., 'Nov. 28 Charles Altkins & 'The 'Blues 'Boys
'Hand Carved 'Roasted Turkey 'Breast
'Brown Sugar 'Honey Basted 'Ham
'Herb 'Baked 'Baron of'Beef
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Scallion 'Whipped 'Potatoes
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'Button VMushroom Salad
greek Salad 'Tossed Salad 'Pasta Salad
plus all the gravies & accompaniments
$I 95 plustax
$6.95 Plus Tax' for Children Under 12
EXECUTIVE CHEF: Ernest De Blasi
the harm done to our citizens and ,
community by "Big Tobacco", to"
change the image that "tobacco is
cool" to "tobacco kills", and to
prevent the initiation of tobacco-
use in our youth.
The ambulance service of
Gulf County is here to serve you,
the citizens of Gulf County. We
would like to answer a few of the
more common questions that are
asked throughout the county.
Q. What does EMS stand for?
A. Emergency Medical Services
Q. Do I have to go to a certain
A. NO. The choice is yours. We
will transport you to the hos-
pital that you prefer.
g. What if I am unconscious, and
there is no one to tell you
where to go?
Meeting on Monday
The public is cordially invited
to attend an affordable housing
and community development
meeting on Monday, November
30, at 6:00 p.m., ET, at the Old
Senior Citizens Building, located
on Avenue Din Port St. Joe.'
The special guests for the
evening will be representatives
from the St. Joe/Arvida
Company. Arvida representatives
will be ,presenting the company's
plans to enhance community
development for the Gulf County
The Gulf County NAACP
Branch, serving as host, extends
a hearty welcome to you and
thanks you for your participation.
Refreshments will be served.
A. If you live in the Wewahitchka
area, you would be taken to
Bay Medical Center. This is
the nearest hospital to you. In
the Port St. Joe area, you
would be taken to Gulf Pines,
as this is the nearest hospital
to you. Family members are
normally present, as someone
had to call the ambulance,
and they can tell us where you
want to go for treatment.
Q. Do you accept Medicaid/!
A. Yes. We file with all insurance
companies for you. Be it
insurance, or auto insurance.
Q. What if I don't have insur-
ance; will you still take care of
A. YES. Insurance offsets the
cost of the service, but we are
here for the people, not to
work against them, and would
Meeting on 3rd
The Washington Improvement
Group Board of Directors and
membership will meet on
Thursday, December 3, at the
WIG Teen Center. The meeting
will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.,
ET. All board., members are asked
to bring their letter of appoint-
ment to the board. All members
should plan to attend. All commit-
tees should be prepared to pre-
sent reports of activities.
not refuse anyone care
because of lack of insurance.
Q. What do ALS and BLS mean?
A. ALS: Advanced Life Support;
this means that there is a
paramedic and An EMT on the:
ambulance. Tlfey can start
IV's, administer medication,
and assist breathing, in addi-
tion to many other areas of
care, until you arrive at the
hospital. BLS: Basic Life
Support; this ,means that
there are two EMTs or an
EMT and a driver on the
truck. They can provide basic
care to get you to the hospital.
Group to leet
The. Gulf County: Senior
Citizens have, arranged for Gulf
Pines Hospital to conduct a dia-
betic :support group the, last
Monday of every month. This
group will meet on Monday,
November 30, at 10:30 a.m., ET,
at the Port St. Joe Senior Citizens
Center. Please call 229-8466 for
Florida Farm Facts
Florida leads the nation in the
production of foliage. Florida's
423 growers produced $327 mil-
lion worth of foliage last year, rep-
resenting 64 percent of the total
U.S. wholesale value.
Fish House Restaurant
Hwy. 98 & 31 st Street Mexico Beach 648-8950,
In the spirit of this holiday
season, Toucan's will be
closed Thanksgiving so our
employees may enjoy this time
with their families. But!!! Look for,
our Super Lunch &
Dinner Specials Friday,
Saturday & Sunday.
SAlso look for
Mexican Fiesta Night
next Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 5:00 p.m.
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Adopt An Animal
A variety of animals are cur-
rently being housed at the Gulf
County Pound. Among those up
for adoption are three kittens, 10
cats, and 24 dogs, including 10
puppies, three small house dogs,
one female part beagle, one
lab/chow mix, one mixed shep-
herd and chow, two black labs,
one white lab.
Even if you already have a
pet, you can help end the stray
dog and cat problem. If you love
your pet, take it to the vet and
have him or her neutered or
spayed so that no more unwanted
animals will be born.
If you are interested in any of
these animals, have any ques-
tions, or would like adoption
information, please call the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office at 227-
1115 and ask for Johnny Collins
or call the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103.
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Corrections Officer Course
Being Offered at G/F Center
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1998 PAGE 7A
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The Criminal Justice Training
Academy of Gulf Coast Commun-
ity College will be conducting a
part-time Correctional Officer
Basic Standards course at the
Gulf/Franklin Center in Port St.
Joe, beginning NWednesday, Jan-
uary 13, 1999, rom 6 to 10 p.m.,
ET. This 546-hqur class will meet
four nights a week for four hours
These courses require
advance application, as well as a
written entrance test. There is no
charge for the test, and it can be
taken on Tuesday, Wednesday, or
Thursday between 9:30 a.m. and
3:30 p.m., ET, at the
The test is also offered at
GCCC in Panama City, Monday to
Thursday, from 10 a.m. and 2
Correctional Officer Basic
Standards is required in order to
be eligible for the State Certifica-
tion Examination for Correctional
For additional information,
please contact Ray Jackson at the
G/F Center at 227-9670, ext.
5511, Tuesday to Thursday, from
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or call
Lorne Brooks or Jackie Vaughn at
(850) 747-3233, Monday through
Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., CT.
Friday Deadline for Georges Aid
'Friday, November 27, is the
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last day for anyone who suffered
damages during Hurricane
Georges to register for
"With less than one week to
file for assistance, we are urging
any resident or business owner
who has not yet made application
to do so immediately," said
Federal Coordinating Officer Paul
W. Fay, Jr. of the Federal
Emergency Management Agency
The toll-free FEMA applica-
tion number is 1-800-462-9029
or 1-800-462-7585 for those with
hearing or speech impediments.
The application deadline also
applies to anyone seeking a U.S.
Small Business Administration
(SBA) low- interest loan.
Fay said persons who have,
already filed for assistance may
continue to receive help on the
status of their applications after
the Fnday. registration deadline.
Follow-up calls can be made to
the toll-free FEMA Helpline. The
number is 1-800-525-0321 or 1-
800-660-8005 for those with
hearing or speech impairments.
More than 838 million in
recent Florida hurricane arid
storm damage assistance has
been approved to date for resi-
dents. business owners, and gov-
ernmental entities by the state
and FEMA. Hurricane Georges
was declared a major disaster on
To date, Gulf county has
received $8,608 for temporary
housing and funds for minimal
home repairs and $7,655 for indi-
vidual and family grants for nec-
essary expenses for persons not
covered by insurance and not eli-
gible for government loans.
Navy Seaman Recruit Chris J.
Cain, and Navy Seaman,
Thaddeus M Morris, the son of
Ernest M. Morris. recently com-
pletely U.S. Navy basic training at
Recruit Training Command' in :
Great Lakes, Illinois. Both are
1998 graduates of Wewahitchka
During the eight week pro-
gram, they completed a variety of
training which Included class-
room study and practical instruc-
tion on naval customs, first aid,
fire fighting. water safety and sur-
-ival. and shipboard and aircraft"
safety. An emphasis is also placed,
on physical fitness.
f Cain. Morris and other
recruits also received instruction
on the Navy's core values-honor.
courage. and commitment--and
how to apply in their milita-ry per-
formance and personal conduct.
50, 5TH ST. PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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PHONE: 850-229-8398 ,
New Associate at
Thompson Rish Realty, Inc. is
pleased to announce their newest
sales associate, Susie White.
Susie was born and reared in Port
St. Joe and has 'one son, Jason,
who is currently attending Florida
Coastal School of Law in
Jacksonville. White has 13 years
of banking experience and was
employed with Rish & Gibson,
P.A. for 10 years, where she han-
dled real estate closings.
The two locals join 55,000 men
and women who will enter the
Navy this year from all'over the
Men and women train togeth-
er from their first day in the Navy
just as they do aboard ships and
at shore commands around the
world. To reinforce the team con-,
cept, Cain, Morris and other
recruits were also trained in pre-
venting sexual harassment and
ensuring equal opportunity. -
Even as the naval service gets
Smaller over the next few years;
highly, motivated young people
like these, are still finding an
opportunity to improve their
knowledge and education as they
become part of the most highly
technical naval force in history.
This year alone, the Navy will
have more than 57.000 job open-
ings and opportunities which
include guaranteed training.
Note of Thanks
The family of the late Gussie
Longmire Lyons would like to say
thank you for your kindness,
shown in the death of our mother.
The Patten. the Lyons.
and the Longmires Families
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PAGE 5 A THE fSTAR. PORTT .fUIl..JO. F -THRSDlAYNOVEMBER 26, 1998
Outdoors in th PSJ Di'xie Baseball Schedules Election
by Gene Childs
Florida Outdoor Writers' Association r
While recently talking to John
Pepper, vice president of Tom
Mann's Outdoor Productions
Company, I was acutely reminded
of just how lucky we are here in
I was interviewing John on his
and Tom Mann's. recent trout fish-
ing trip to St. Joe Bay. John first
had to brag on the excellent hospi-
tality offered to them in Mexico
Beach, then on Presnell's and their
crew. The fishing was excellent and
John said that they caught and
released in two days of fishing
many nice trout up to four pounds
and had only several that were not
They were experimenting with
some of their new Glitter Fish
Designer Lures. These three and
four inch lures in blue, gold and
gray seemed to be the ticket for the
trout. Fishing around Black's
Island and the deeper holes onr the,
flats, produced the trout and some
I thought of John's bragging
about our unique location and dis-
covered that our Northwest Florida
area boasts of over one million
acres of WMA lands for hunting
and thousands of miles of rivers,
creeks, and lakes plus the Gulf of
St. Joe Bay' is nationally
famous for its scallops and in
recent years has gained a reputa-
tion for record trout and redfish.
Deer hunters from both Georgia
and Alabama regularly hunt our
forests, and turkey hunters looking
for a grand slam believe our
Osceola turkeys are the true prize
of that species. Our 'Northwest
Florida rivers and lakes currently
hold seven state record fish cate-
In addition to the fantastic
hunting and fishing, we can turn
east and visit the quaint shops in
nearby historic Apalachicola. A
visit to the new Dixie Theatre
affords us opportunities to see
such fine plays as Driving Miss
Daisy. ..... .
West, we can partake of the
neon excitement of Panama City
and its beach area. Here again we
can patronize another distin-
guished theater. The Martin, where
upcoming shows include Guys and
Dolls .and the' 50's. singing, group
oThe Platters. The Bay Arts Alliance
also has Hal Holbrook's Evening
with Mark Twain scheduled for
Returning home, we are
always thankful for our quiet
hometowns that provide us with a
sense of belonging, to communities
filled with pride. Our churches,
schools, and businesses are some
of the best in the state and provide
us with an enviable quality of liv-
During the Thanksgiving holi-
days, area anglers and hunters'
have a wealth of sporting possibili-
ties from which to choose. Inland
waters; are producing consistent
catches of perch, bream and bass;
and our bays are filled withtrout,,
blues, and redfish.
The flounder are beginning
their winter migration out of the'
bays, and passes and nearshore
structure should begin to give up
some doormat-sized fish to eageri
anglers. Slip sinkers with minnows
Is the most popular method, but'
jigs with grubs or tipped with
shrimp catch these fish also.
Inshore wrecks like the
Lumbership or the rubble around
range markers along the beaches
from St. Joe to Mexico Beach are
good bets in November. Fish the
edges very slowly and allow the
flounder several seconds to get the
bait into its mouth.
Hunters can deer hunt in the
morning. dove hunt or turkey hunt
during the day, and wood duck
hunt in the evening. We are truly
lucky. Gun season for deer opens
Thanksgiving Day, so hunters
should be cautious, wear the
orange, and take care in climbing
In and out of tree stands.
While pre-scouting last week,
my hunting buddy Eric and I dis-
covered -that one of our stations
had been mauled by a black bear.
The bear broke a 4 x 4 in half to get '
to the feeder. From the size of the
tracks. the bear looked to be a full
grown one. I hope to take a shot at
it Thanksgiving Dayl, with my cam-
era of course.
Lest we forget, we truly live in
a sporting paradise. Our area
offers hunting and fishing possibil-
lties in every direction we turn.
Thanksgiving Is a time for reflec-
tions on all the good in our lives:
our families, our communities, and
our natural surroundings.
The annual meeting for the
purpose of electing officers for the
upcoming season of little league
for Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball has
been scheduled for November
30th beginning at 7 p.m., ET. Due
to a scheduling conflict, the elec-
tion meeting has been moved, and
will now be held in the Stac House
on Eighth Street in Port St. Joe
Gulf Rifle Club
Gulf Rifle Club will hold two
separate pistol matches on
Saturday morning, November
26th. Registration and set-up will
start at 8:30 and the first match.
will begin at 9:30. .,
The first match will be a PPC '
(police pistol Combat) match. This
match consists of 60 shots fired
at man-size silhouettes at dis-
lances of seven. 25, and 50 yards
from the competitor. A center-fire
revolver with three speed loaders
or a pistol with four magazines
The second match will be thei,
FPOA bullseye match and w ik"
consist of 60 shots fired at bulls-
eye targets placed at 15 and 25
yards from the firing line. The
match consists of three separate
stages of firing, with time limits of
five minutes for the slow fire
stages. 20 seconds for timed fire
and 10 seconds for the rapid fire
stages. .' ,
Last Saturday morning, the
club held Its monthly .22 rimfire
benchrest matches, a BR-50
match and a sporter rifle IR 50-50
match. Both of these matches
require an 'accurate rifle with',
scdpe to compete" with and the
ability to dope the wind.
B Houston Whitfield won the"'
BR-50 match with a score of
3,320. John Winfleld was second'
with 3,120 and Dale Marshall'
was, third with 2,310. :'
The IR 50-50 match was won
by Whitfleld with a score of 215.
Al Wackowski was second with
169, and Winflield was third with5,
All six officer positions will be re-election in the fall of 2000. For those new to the area, the
open for nominations from the Three officer positions would league involves structured T-Ball,
adult membership of the league in he elected annually hratr oc icMnrLau pth
y thereafte ng machPine), Major League, andtc
attendance. In order to promote
smoother annual transitions, the
1998 officers have enacted in the
by-laws a new system of a bi-
annual rotation, beginning with
Of the six positions filled in
this election,. only the president,
secretary, and player agent would'
be open for nomination in the fall
1999 election. The nice-president,
treasurer, and purchasing agent.
will serve a two year term and face
therefore the league would always
be represented by experienced
persons from year to year. Of
course, if an officer in a position
not scheduled for nominations
chooses to resign, that office
would be added to the election
slate as well.
Also new for 1999 Is the pro-
vision added to the league's by-
laws which stipulates that imme-
diate family members may not
serve simultaneously as officers.
ing machine), Major League, and
Dixie Boys (youth pitch) teams for
boys and girls from ages: five
All parents, coaches arid
other interested pysons should '
attend and let your golce be heard
concerning the management and
direction of the league for the
No other business is sched-
uled on the election night's agen-
d a "*
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The club will continue to
shoot trap on Thursday evenings
starting at 6:30, and on Sunday
afternoon starting at 2:30. All
local shooters are invited to par-
tcipate in the monthly matches
and weekly trap shoots. For addi-
tional information call.229-6421.
Illegal Net Seizure
In early October, members' of
the Florida Marine Patrol's
Resource Protection Unit found l?
two men from Bonifay to be fish-
ing with an illegal gill/net at /the
mouth of Crooked Creek. Both -
,subjects were arrested, and. two
monofilament gill nets, 31 mullet, .
and four redflsh were seized.
The subjects were 'charged f-
with violations of Article X of the
Florida Constitution relating to
the use of Illegal nets. Illegal pos-
session of mullet and redfish with
an entangling net, and other vio-
lations concerning the marking
and tending of nets.
One subject has pleaded no
contest to the charges and was
sentenced to pay the Department
of Environmental Protection
S2,500, pay a $702 fine/court
cost. and to forfeit the nets. The
subject was also given 12 months
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Sale prices good through 12/24198. Offers/prices not available in all stores. Please inquire.
CLERK SOLD ALCOHOL To
On Friday, November 20th,,
Bobble N. Wood, of Port St. Joe,
*t, was arrested for the sale of aibo-
S hol to a person under the age of
The Gulf County Sheriffs
Office received several complaints
about the E-Z Serve in Highland
View selling beer to minors.
Investigators Ricky Tolbert and
:Marty Williams sent a 19 year old
,male into the store and he was
able to purchase a six pack. of
beer. ..- -
DOMESTIC SCUFFLE LEADS TO
Last Saturday, November,
21st, Deputy Tim Hightower
responded to a report of a domes-
tic argument in Beacon Hill.
While he was speaking with the
parties involved, he saw two mar-
ijuana cigarettes and several
pipes used to smoke marijuana.
Paul A. Mullins was charged
with possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
,/RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
Monday. November 16th-
Norman P. LaJuanie, 47, of
Panama City, violation of proba-
tion (lewd and lascivious).
Tuesday. November 17th-
Benjamin D. Nunnery, Jr., 33, of
Wewahitchka, aggravated assault'
with a firearm; and William B.
Miller, 43, of Lanark Village, viola-
tion of probation (two counts of
driving while license suspended
Wednesday. November 18th-
Broward A. Mitchell, 19, of
Wewahitchka, violation of
community control (grand theft,
Thursday. November 19th-
Thomas Wayne Bailey, 43, of
Wewahitchka, disorderly conduct;
Darryl J. Davidson, 29, of
Wewahitchka, failure to appear
(worthless checks); and Michael
B. McDaniel, 18, of Wewahitchka,
violation of probation (driving
under the influence).
Friday, November 2th-
Alejandro L. Murillo, 37, of
Wewahitchka, failure to appear.
(discharge of a firearm in public):,
and Tommy Wayne Bailey, 43, of
Wewahitchka, violation of proba-.
tion (obtaining lodging with intent
Saturday. November 21st-
Paul A. Mullins. 25, of St. Joe
Beach, possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana, possession of
Sunday. November 22nd-
Douglas C. Kelly, 43, of
Youngstown. failure to appear
PSJPD Report )
FAILED To PAY FINES; DRUG
; On Friday, November 20,
Larry Morgan. 47. of Port St Joe,
was picked up on an arrest order
for failure to pay fines by Port St.
Joe Police Department Officers
Glenn Norris and David Cross.
According to information filed
by the arresting officers, upon
taking Larry Morgan into custody
it was discovered that he was In
possession of drug paraphernalia
that tested positive for crack
FTA; UNLAWFUL ACCUMULATIONS
Monday, November 23rd,
Officer Glenn Norris, acting on a
failure to appear warrant, arrest-
ed McArther Curry, 52, of Port St.
Joe, for unlawful accumulations.
for St. Jude
Fifth and sixth grade stu-
dents at Wewahitchka Elementary
School recently participated in
the St. Jude Children's Hospital
"Math-A-Thon". Students began
by asking family and friends to
pledge 3*, 5t, 10*, or more for
each mathematics problem com-
pleted in a 200 problem work-
The problems were in differ-
ent forms--tangle tables, puzzles,
cartoons and problems that form
codes and messages. They were
;not easy, but most students could
Once the problems were com-
plete, students began collecting
pledges from their sponsors. Over
$3,300 was collected for the chil-
dren with cancer at St. Jude
:Students earned prizes based
on the, amount collected. Prizes
included sports bags, t-shirts,
and tickets to Six Flags theme
parks. Kaci Hoover collected over
$200 and won a jam box radio. All
students who participated will
receive a certificate.
& %,I I I~I
rasia Ar-m MAJIM,
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1998 PAGE 9A
Givens Finishes 1st at State Meet
Sets New 2A Course Record
Last Saturday, Port St. Joe
High School's Rod Givens claimed
a first place finish in the Class 2A
Park St. Johns County Day both
totaled 120 points, but Trinity
Prep was awarded third place as
the result of a tie-breaker.
In the individual competition,
unable to run, so he was forced to
do his workouts in the pool. He
worked extremely hard and never
forgot about his season's goal. He
told me that he would do whatev-
er he needed to do to get well and
to be ready when the district and
state meets arrived," concluded
ST. JOE 51, MOSLEY 55
Thursday, November 19
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks -
basketball team traveled to
Panama City last Thursday night
to take on the Lady Dolphins of
Mosley High School.
The Lady: Shaiks (1-1)
outscored Mosley 33-30 in the
second half, after trailing 18-25 at ',
halftime, but came up short with
a 51-55 loss. Port St. Joe was just
10 for 25 from the foul line.
"Offensively, we have
Improved from last year, but we
still need some work on defense,"
said Head Coach Jim Belin.
Courtney Lenox ,,;had 14
points; and Tynetta Towner had
10 points to lead the Lady Sharks.
Other scorers were Katie Kilbourn
and Bonnie Belin with seven,
Neikole Royster with live. Evette
Gant with four. Megan Johnson
and Lacey Johnson with two
ST. JOE 8 10 19 14
MOSLEY 9 16 15 15
ST. JOE 59, HOLMES CO. 80S
Saturday, November 21
Port St. Joe traveled to
Bonlfay on Saturday to take on
the Holmes County Blue Devils In
a fast. up-tempo game against a".A
veteran Holmes County team. The
Lady Sharks came up short with a
59-80 loss. ". :
"Free throws were bad. We
made only 18 of 38 attempts."
said Coach Belin.
Courtney Lenox and Bonnie
Belin each, ad 1'3 points to lead
" Port-St. Joe. Tynetta Towner fol-
lowed with 10.
Others scorers were: Lacey
Johnson with nine; Megan
Johnson with four; Katie
Kilbourn, Neikole Royster. and
Lyndsy Kilpatrick each had three
points. Evette Gant had one
point. Belin also had 14 rebounds
for Port St. Joe.
The Lady Sharks travel to
SBlountstown on Tuesday,
December 1 with a game time of
ST. JOE 11 19 13 16 59
HOLMES 20 21 21 18 80
ST. JOE 73, APALACHICOLA 25
Monday, November 23
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
improved to 2-2 on the season
with Monday's 73-25 blow-out
The Lady Sharks Jumped out
to a 42-11 halftime lead and
cruised to victory as, .they
outscored Apalachicola 31-14 in
the second half.
Bonnie Belin led Port St. Joe
with 19 points. Megan Johnson
Coach Gowan would like to
thank David Whitfield and Kim
Thomas and the physical therapy
staff at Gulf Pines Hospital. He
feels'that the treatment they gave
Rod during the last six weeks, he,
was able to "run" down the title of
being #1 in the state.
State Cross Country Ch
ships held at Florida Coi
College in Jacksonville.
first place finish at the
meqt one week earlier
him for the meet as an ii
Coach Scott Gowan d
the race, "Rod executed
plqn to" perfection; h
through the mile in 5:13
just five seconds beh
leader. He moved into si
thU4 1.5 mile mark, and
.ame #through the two
10:32, he was just one
behind the leader." ,
"At the 2.5 mile ma
made his move and Jami
of ; Orange Park St.
Co'tntry Day could not r
In the team corn
Maclay of Tallahassee
its first ever state cham
by scoring 55 points. P
Christian placed second \
Orlando Trinity-Prep and
iampion- Port, St. Joe's Rod Givens ran a
immunity great race and placed first among
1Givens' the 121 runners with a F.C.C.J.
district Class 2A course record time of
idividual Thure Caire of Naclay placed
second (15:58.6), followed by
described Michael Swope of Lake Highland
the rade Prep- (16:00.3). Jeff Curlev of
e camee Trinity Prep (16:07.3). and Omar
and was Osbourne of Upperroom Christian
ind the (16:10.2)..
second atS "e
ark. Rod "I am very proud of Rod and
es Henry what he was able to accomplish
John's this season. He started training
respond for the state meet 6 1/2 months
,.,, ago on June 8. His goal for this
petition season was to be the top runner
captured in Class 2A. Along the way, he
pionship suffered an achilles tendon injury
'ensacola and had to sit out four meets,"
vith 116. Gowan said. .
. Orange "During the injury he wash
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The Port St. Joe High School
baseball team will be holding a
baseball clinic on Saturday,
December 5 for kids ages seven
through 16 years of age.
Registration is at 9 a.m. (ET) and
the clinic is expected to last until
around 3 p.m. For more informa-
tion contact Port St. Joe's head
coach Buck Watford at 229-8287.
The Highland View Volunteer
Fire Department is holding a
turkey shoot every Saturday and
Sunday, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
until November 22nd. The shoots
will be conducted at Butler's
Road, off of Highway 98, near
Highland View. ,,
Port St. Joe Little
All -those persons interested
in forming, sponsoring, coaching,
and participating in Port St. Joe
little league football, with teams
ages nine through 11, are asked
and encouraged to call 227-7413.i
Please call now and leave,
your name, phone number, date
of birth, address,; and area of
The ladies' basketball team of Port St. Joe High School has ben-
efitted from County Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr. who donated
money to the program. Shown accepting the money are Coach Jim
Belin, left, and Evette Gant, a member of the 1998/99 team.
added 12 points,, and Neikole
Royster followed with 11 points.
Other scorers for the Lady Sharks
were Tynetta Towner and
Courtney Lenox with eight; Evette
Gant and Lyndsy Kilpatrick with
six: Lacey Johnson with two; and
Katie Kilbourn with one point.
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Sharks Advance In State Race
Beat Blountstown 35-18; Host Baker at 7:30 ET Friday
The Port St. Joe Sharks
advanced to the second round of
the Class 2A state play-offs to
face Baker, with Friday's 35-18
a*^ victory over Blountstown.
The Sharks first match, up
against the Tigers ended with a
late.fourth quarter touchdown to
E- give Blountstown the win. ,
a "We slugged it out and didn't
collapse late in the game like last
time," said Head Coach Chuck
Gannon. "It was tough for us to
get focused early in the week with
everyone's concern for Sam, but
we managed to get more focused
as Friday approached."
,Blountstown pinned the
Sharks deep in their own territory
with a 43 yard. punt that rolled
dead on the Port St. Joe one yard
line. After a Shark fumble, which
Blountstown recovered on the one
St. Joe to Host
S* Second Round:.
of 2A Play-Offs
Port St. Joe hosts Baker
Friday night at 7:30 ET for the
second round of the Class 2A
"Baker is a good well-
coached team. They have three
or four kids that run the ball well
out of their winged-T offense.
We'll have to make some adjust-
ments in the secondary to
account for their 6'7" wide
receiver," said Coach Gannon.
S "Each step gets tougher in
the play-offs. Our defense will
have to step up and get physical.
We'll have to be ready to play
football if we want to advance to
the next level," Gannon added.
The winner of the Port St*'
$ Joe/Baker game will play the
Winner of the North Florida
Christian/Mayo Lafayette game".
Jim Faison (12) and Tremaine Lewis (74) make the stop on Blountstown's running back as Koran
Peters (6), Mario Swanston (28). Sam Bell (54) and Brett Lowry (34) move in to assist on the tackle.
option play for 16 yards.
Daniels capped off the drive
with a 31 yard touchdown on a
quarterback keeper. FelLx Nlachts
added the extra point for a 7-6
Port St. Joe lead with 3:04 left in
the first quarter.
After a 19 yard punt return
by Peters, the Sharks went 53
yards in six plays for a 14-6 lead
with 8:32 left in the first half.
Bonjour Hill capped off the
drive-which was set up by a pass
interference call on the Tigers.
and two big runs by Jim Faison
for 12 and seven yards-%with a
seven yard touchdown run.
Machts' extra point attempt was
Blountstown pulled out its
Koran Peters (6) breaks through the Tiger defense for a 62 yard
punt by Peters. However, the
Sharks' defense had a great goal-
On third and goal from the
eight yard line, Faison made a big
play on the Tigers' quarterback to
force a fumble that Dexter Cant
recovered on the six yard line for
"We had two big plays in the
second half-Faison's hit on the
quarterback to force the fumble
that Dexter recovered, and
Bonjour's kick-off return for a
touchdown. Mario Swanston had
a good block down field that
helped Bonjour break free." said
Port St. Joe scored its fourth
touchdown of the game when
Peters, on the Sharks' second
play from scrimmage. busted
loose for a 62 yard run. Machts
added the extra point for a 28- 18
Port St. Joe lead with 4:26 left in
The Sharks reached the end
zone for the final time when
Daniels intercepted a pass and,
returned it 23 yards for a touch-
down. Machts' extra point extend-
ed Port St. Joe's lead to 35-18
with 22 seconds left in the game.
Peters led' the Sharks on
offense with 121 yards rushing on
eight carries. Daniels had 12 car-
ries for 78 yards; Faison had 28
yards on nine carries; while Hill
collected 13 yards on three car-
Daniels completed four of his
six passes for 41 yards and threw
two interceptions. Rod Chambers
had two receptions for 17 yards,
Swanston had one catch for '19
yards, and Gant had one recep-
tion for five yards.
Faison had 11 tackles, one
caused fumble and one fumble
recovery, and Davin Baxter also
had 1 I tackles, to lead Port St.
Joe on defense. Williams had- 10
tackles and one forced miscue:
Chambers had eight tackles wltlh
one batted pass: and Peters also
had eight tackles with one forced
miscue. Hill had seven tackles,
and Daniels had an interception
for a touchdown, one batted pass
and a big hit.
Score by Quarters
ST. JOE 7 7 7 14
B'TOWN 6 6 6 0
First Downs 14,
Passing Yards 92
Total Yards 261
Fumbles Lost 2
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as John Gainous (73) looks on.
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Port St. Joe's Mario Swanston (28) closes in to make a hit on
Blountstown quarterback Eric Johnson as he prepares to throw.
yard line, the Tigers put the first
points on the scoreboard with a'
quai-terback sneak for a touch-
down. Blountstown's extra point
attempt failed., to give the Tigers a
6-0 lead with 6:32 left in the first
"We got put in bad field posi-
tion early in the game and made a
mistake that Blountstown capital-
ized on with a touchdown," said
The Sharks bounced back on
their ensuing drive to march. 79
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with a "Punt-rooskie" that was
good for five yards and a Tiger
first down. The Tigers scored five
plays later on a 23 yard run, but
failed to connect on the two point
try as they narrowed the Sharks
lead to 14-12 with 4:29 left in the
*The Tigers took the opening
kick-off of the second half and
drove 75 yards in nine plays to
score on a four yard run. Peters
and Mark Williams stuffed
Blountstown's two point conver-
sion attempt to hold the Tigers to
just an 18-14 lead with 7:19 left
in the third quarter.
,,The Tigers' four point lead
lasted only for 15 seconds as Hill
took the following kick-off 85
yards for a touchdown. Machts'
extra point extended the Sharks"
lead to 21-18 with 7:04 left in the
The Tigers threatened to
score later in the third quarter
after recovering a mishandled
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
2251 W. 23rd Street
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32405
Head Coach Chuck Gannon congratulates his Sharks after Friday
night's 35-18 victory over Blountstown in the first round of the Class
2A state playoffs.
Views On D ntalHealth
F l| FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
One of the best reasons to
see your dentist regularly is to
avoid the pain that can come
with an infected tooth or gum.
An infected tooth or root gives
warning signals, such as sensi-
tivity to heat, cold and sweets,
When the problem is an
infected gum, however, there
may not be any warning signs
of gum trouble until a painful
abscess has formed.
Both tooth decay and gum
disease are caused by bacte-
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teria involved are different.
Avoiding these dental prob-
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bring, means doing what you
can to prevent bacteria from
adhering to teeth and gums.
Good oral hygiene at home
is the first step. However, even
the best of home care may not'
be successful. Tooth and gum
problems may still develop.
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that covers the bacteria is
called plaque. When this hard-
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result is tartar, which should be'
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Scholz Tells Rotary About Chamber's Progress
The Chamber of Commerce
* office has settled into its new
home office at Shipyard Cove,
and-thus far--experienced an
increase in visitors,' despite being
off the beaten path, executive
director Diane Scholz told the
Rotary Club Thursday.
"I don't know how they are
finding us, but we have had an
unusually large increase in the
number of visitors since moving
to our new office," she stated.
Ms. Scholz gave a progress
report on the activities of the
Chamber, in view of the economic
problems being experienced by
Port St. Joe and Gulf County.
"The Chamber needs to be active,
especially at this point in time,"
"You. wouldn't believe the
activity we have been having. It
seems like everybody knows
S. W.A. T Student Awards
The Tobacco-Free Partnership S.W.A.T. students are shown in the photo above receiving lead-
ership awards for their participation in the S.W.A.T. (Students Working Against Tobacco). Shown,
from left, are Douglas M. Kent, Administrator, Gulf County Health Department, presenter; Cedric
Lenox, Wewa S.W.A.T. Chairman: Susan Medina, S.W.A.T. State Representative; Joe Robinson,
Partnership Chair; and J. R. Leslie, Minority S.W.A.T. Chairman. These awards were in recognition
for the outstanding leadership qualities these students have shown in their campaign against the
hazards of tobacco products.
Joe Robinson also received a proclamation from Governor Lawton Chiles for his outstanding
contributions in journalism and his weekly "truth" column in The Star.
Gulf County residents can be proud that Susman Medina is featured in the new "truth" commer-
cials that are currently running statewide on all television networks. Watch for Susan in the tele-
vision ads with teenage girls calling advertising agencies and tobacco companies.
where Port St. Joe and Gulf
County is. We have had several
inquiries from firms considering
locating here," she said. "Sortie of
them we want and some we don't
The speaker said the
Chamber is working closely with
the Economic Development
Committee to improve the local
economic picture. "We're very
active, right now. We're working
closely with several companies
'about coming here. Some of these
concerns can make a significant
'Impact on us, by bringing in
upward of 200 jobs. each."
"For the short term, we
attended an EDC meeting In
Tampa last week. Of course, we
were the smallest community rep-
resented there but we made our
presence known and got our foot
In the door," she said.
A new tool being utilized by
the Chamber, is its presence on
the Internet. We get wide distribu-
tion of the area's assets over the
"The Chamber is going to
Remain active for this area and its
assets. 'We hope the move to our
own private headquarters will be
eqen .more beneficial in time to
cicore," she said.
"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
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1998 PAGE I1
Fla. Highway Patrol to Conduct
License and Vehicle Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license-
and vehicle inspection check-
points from November 27th
through 30th on SR-73 near CR-
287, SR-30 near Allen Memorial
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
FREE HEARING TEST
GULF COAST HEARING AID
CENTER of Panama City will be
offering to anyone 55 or older a
free hearing test. If you have been
exposed to loud factory noise, if
people seem to mumble or you
ask people to repeat what they
have said, come see us at:
JAMES W. DAME
Hearing Aid Specialist
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501 Monument Avenue
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3,
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This is our regular monthly Service Center and we will service any-
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Navy Basic Training
Navy Seaman Recruit Daryl
D. Walls, the son of Daryl F. Walls
and Sherrie M. Wons of
Wewahitchka, recently completed
U.S. Navy basic training at
Recruit Training Command in
Great Lake, Illtols.
During the eight-week pro-
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training, which included class-
room study and practical instruc-
tion on naval customs. first aid,
fire fighting, water safety and sur-
vival, and shipboard and aireraft- -
safety. At' emphasis is also placed
on physical fitness.
Walls and other recruits also
received instruction on the Navy's
core values-honor, courage, and
commitment-and how to apply
them in' their military perfor-
mance and personal conduct.
Walls joins 55,000 men and
women who will enter the Navy
this year frorrrall over the coun-
Men and women train togeth-
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just as they do aboard ships and
at shore' commands around the
world. To reinforce the team con-
cept, Walls and other recruits also
were trained in preventing sexual
harassment and ensuring equal
Even as the naval service gets
smaller over the next few years,
highly motivated young people
like Walls are still finding an
opportunity to improve their
knowledge and education as they
become part of the most highly
technical naval force in history.
This year alone, the Navy will
have more than 57,000 job open-
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include guaranteed training.
Walls is a 1998 graduate of.
Wewahitchka High School.
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Protect Your Ornamentals From the Cold Weather Ahead
With Fall Here,
With fall already here and
winter lurking in the wings, we all
face the gloomy prospects of
plummeting temperatures and
soaring fuel costs. Garden hobby-
ists must also anticipate the
increased hazard of cold damage
to their tender ornamentals.
It's a perennial, but not nec-
essarily disastrous problem-not
if you're prepared to take protec-
tive action whenever frost or
freeze warnings are issued.
Each year, there's some dan-
ger of cold damage to ornamen-
tals in almost every region of our
state. My information on orna-
mental cold protection was pro-
vided by Extension Horticulture
Specialist Dr. Robert Black with
IFAS of the University of Florida.
You may have heard about
many. ways to protect ornamen-
tals from the cold. Of course,
commercial producers of land-
scape plants use heating more
than any other method. However,
heating can present some prob-
lems for garden hobbyists trying
to protect large plants growing in
Still, whenever practical, the
best way to protect home planting
from freezing temperatures is to
heat them with an ordinary light
bulb or under a sheet, plastic, or
some other similar covering.
and Winter Fast Approaching, It's Not Too Early For Action
Si Florida Garden
Roy Lee Carter
.. Gulf County Extension Service
Even if you don't use a light
bulb or other heat sources, you
can reduce the amount of cold
injury your plant will suffer by
covering them. Covering will help
keep plants as fast as they would
otherwise. If the covering reaches
the ground, they can help make
better use of ground heat.
Surprising as it may seem,
covering a plant also helps pre-
vent cold damage by providing
shade during the day. If a plant
has frozen, it will thaw out more
slowly if it's under shade; this.
results in less serious cold injury.
However, in spite of these
benefits, covering a plant without
additional heat is primarily a
method of providing protection'
against frost, rather than hard,
.freezes. Also, be sure you remove
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Santa to Visit with Youngsters
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the coverings when the weather,
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a few hours, a good layer of mulch
will' often lead to increased cold -.
damage to the tops of your plants.
This top injiry results from'-'
the mulch keeping ground heat in
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Fisheries biologists have elec-,
tronically tagged both striped and
sunshine bass this year in an
effort to learn where the fish go in
the lower Apalachicola River and,
are now making,that information
available to anglers.
Within the next two weeks;
Florida Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission Fisheries
Biologist Charlie Mesing said five
bait' and tackle shops in the
Apalachicola and Eastpoint areas
will have a wall map depicting the
latest tracking information where
tagged fish were located this fall.
"Even though the tracking tag
tells us where an individual fish
Is. we know that both striped and
sunshine bass tend to congregate
and move with others of their
species." said MesLng. "The idea is
to get this information often
enough so that it helps anglers
'"We're hoping to update the
information even' two weeks."
The five businesses assisting
with .this project are Tackle and
Seafood and Fisherman's Choice
Bait of Eastpoint, and Robinson'
and Sons Outfitters, Breakaway
Marina, Bay City Marina. and
Hook, Line, and Sinker Bait and
Tackle, all of Apalachicola.
Mesing said that this past
spring 19 striped bass were surgi-
cally fitted with the transmitters
and released in the lower 20 miles
of the Apalachicola River to see If'
the fish moved to cool water
springs. or "refuges." as expected
during the hot summer months.
Cooler water is critical to the
survival of stripers during the :
sunimer when they stop eating'
and often lose 200o or more'. of
their body weight.
Using a combination of radio '
transmitters which send a signal
that can be picked up in the air,
and sonic tags. which send a
sound wave that can only be
picked up in the' Water, Mesing'
said that four of the stripers
migrated 125 miles upriver to the'
cooler water and springs below'
the' Jim Woodruff Dam at
The others, which were small-
er fish, remained In the lower'
river and were located occasional-
ly near their collection sites in the,
Mesing 'said that during '4
Apalachicola Will Be Hosting
Christmas Celebration Friday
This year's Historic Apalach-
icola Christmas Celebration will.
light up Apalachicola on
November 27. From 3:00 to 9:00
p.m., the streets of downtown
Apalachicola will be lined with
luminaries, and filled with holiday
spirit. Merchants will be open
late, and the Dixie Theater is stag-
ing a special holiday performance.
The sounds of carolers will
echo through the streets, filling
the evening with Christmas spirit.
There will also be pony rides for
the kids. ahd horse-drawn car-
riage rides will be available to take
visitors through Apalachicola's
The highlight, of course, will
be the big guy himself. Santa will
arrive on the Governor Stone, an
1877 historic sailing schooner, at
6:00 p.m. at the City Dock on.:
Water Street, across from City
Hall. Santa will hear children's
Christmas wishes and the Love..
Center Band will perform.
Everyone is invited to join the
residents of Apalach for an old-
fashioned Christmas celebrations
For more information; please call
the chamber office' at (850) 653-
9419 or Susan Bickell at (850).
Put an end to your
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See Our Display of
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However, longer periods of
colder weather are a different
matter. If you expect it to get so
'cold that the tops of the plants
-may be killed regardless of what
you do, leave the mulch in place.
"It may hold enough ground heat
to keep the plants' roots from
A plant may come back from
considerable cold damage to''
foliage and branches, but if the'
roots are frozen, you may lose the
Now, let's briefly review our`
cold protection suggestions.
Remember that ,the most widely
'used method it plain old heat.
Cover plants with protective cov-
erings and heat with ordinary
light bulbs. Obviously, you can't,
cover and heat your whole land-
scape. But this is usually a prac-'
Ucal way to protect your mo0t
Remember that mulch is good
for protecting plant roots during
periods of cold weather, but for an
overnight cold snap of just a few
hours. it might be better to pull
the mulch back from the plants,
so that the radiated ground heat
can protect the foliage.
almost every-.year. since 1979,
both striped and sunshine bass,
which are sometimes called
hybrids, have been stocked in
either the Apalachicola River or
Lake Seminole to provide anglers
Since 1996. biologists have
released from 150,000 to 250,000
sunshine bass in the lower river
and plan to release 500,000 this
Spring and fall are the best
times to catch striped bass and
hybrids in the Apalachicola River
or its tributaries. Live baits, such
as shad, shrimp, or crabs, work
quite well when fished in the
deeper bends of the rivers and
along sandbars with swift cur-
rents. Artificial lures such as jigs.
spoons. and crank baits also pro-
A" IVMesing said that the fish with
V- transmitters, .uiniplanted inside
',them can be Identified by a dis-
tinctive white numbered tag on
their backs and either suture
marks or a visible scar on the side
of the fish. He also said that some
of the transmitted fish may have a
wire antenna protruding from the
"Anyone catching a transmit-
ted fish is encouraged to release it
quickly, and we're asking that
they report the location of their
catch to one of the five map spon-
sors." he said. Anglers can also
Report the location directly to the
GFC by calling (850) 487-1645.
If someone is insistent 'on
keeping a transmitted fish, he
said that it is Important that a
fisheries biologist be contacted so
that the transmitter can be used*
in another fish.
State records for both species
have been set in Lake Seminole
and the Apalachicola immediately
below the dam. In 1993, a Florida
record striped bass weighing
42.25 pounds was caught by an
angler In the tailwaters below the
dam. In 1985, a fisherman landed
a record 16.3 pound sunshine
bass from the lake.
Sometimes distinguishing be-
tween striped and sunshine can
be difficult. Stripers'will generally
have straight lateral lines, and
hybrids have broken or irregular
lines'. Mesihg suggesting using
that criteria to distinguish
between them. '
Say o*a Saw 1 I t7e Sta!
MEDITATIONS OF A
versal o z troaec wera
By LOWELL F. ADAMS
The Church ?
"..the Church, which
is His body. "
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST is a uni-
versal organization made up of those who believe in
Jesus as the Son of God, and have confessed their sin
and asked forgiveness. Presently this church is com-
posed of many groups calling themselves by different
names, due to differences in their understanding of the
.Words of God. Joining a local church is desirable and
commendable,'but it has nothing to do with becoming a
Child of God, and a member of Jesus' universal church,
unless you "believe". Faith in Jesus is the key
I John 5:1 says "Whosoever believes that Jesus is
the Christ is born of God." To be a member of Jesus'.
Church, we have to be born of God's Holy Spirit. We
are so born, when we sincerely believe, and "want" to
be a Child of God.
Many hesitate because they know they are not as
clean of sin as God would want them to be. But keeping
God's Law will not save anyone. In Ephesians 2:8-9
The Bible tells us, "By Grace you are saved, through,
FAITH; and that not of yourselves: it is the Gift of God:
Not of works.... "(keeping the Law).
When anyone is "born of God" they become a new
and different person. They WANT to do what would
please God, even though no Christian is completely
sinlesss". A Christian's faith is counted to them for
righteousness. When Jesus comes, we will receive a
new body. Then we will be sinless. Until that time, Je-
sus' righteousness covers our sins. Romans 4:5 tells us
our faith is counted to us for righteousness, even when'
we fail to walk in righteousness .. ;
As a born of the Spirit Christian we "want" very
much to glorify Jesus and the Heavenly Father with
everything we do or say. But sin in this fleshly body is
always at war with that Christian desire, and we often
let Satan get the best of us. But our faith counts with
God. He knows what our intention is.
Sometimes a Christian's "unworthiness" will come
to the fore and trouble their heart. Sometimes they
may feel "lost". God comforts those in I John 3:20. "If
our hearlcondemn us, God is greater than our heart."
Whek we TRY to live for Him, IHE KNOWS!
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
: 311 Columbus St *.. St. -Joe Beach, FL 32456
A"LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
SGroup Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"'0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this inriration to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Church Office 227-1493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor
Sunday School......:45 am.
,' Sunday School ..... . . 9 .a..
Sunday Morning Worship 11-00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ............ 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ....... .............. 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
'[First United Methodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Early Service ............................... 9:00 a.m. CT
SContemporary Service ........... 11:00 a.m. CT
MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424
Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1998 PAGE 3B
5th Year Together
DayStar is a group of born
again Bible-believing Christians
who have been called to share
Jesus Christ through southern
gospel music and testimony.
Based in Port St. Joe,
DayStar has, over the past four
years, had the pleasure of minis-
tering in churches, gospel sings,
revivals, and festivals in Florida,
Georgia, and Alabama.
DayStar has been privileged
to minister with gospel artists
such as Barbara Fairchild,
Tammy Kirkland, The Calvary
Trio, and others.
As DayStar looks to the
future, they want to continue to
be used to share Jesus Christ
with those who don't know him as
Lord and Savior, to encourage the
Body of Christ to keep pressing on
in their faith, and to go wherever
they are asked to minister., .
If you would like information
on DayStar, you can visit them at
their web site at www.homtown.
In Psalm 100:4 we find,
"Enter His gates with
thanksgiving and His
courts with praise Give
thanks to Him. bless His
As a Christian it is easy
to give thanks to the Lord. I
was raised in a home where
Oliver F. Taylor manners were a part of
visitation Minister, First your upbringing. I. was
United Methodist Church taught to say things like:
yes Ma'am; no Ma'am, thank you; no thanks and
These words don't seem to be in the vocabulary
of rmeny ,ple0g0da y. I am glad that they
are in, my! vocabularyy., was taught
that being polite'and'giving thanks ..
were a part of being a gentleman.
With this background, I find it
easy to give' thanks. We need to i i
have special times to praise, the ,
Lord and give thanks. In every
home let us give thanks to the Lord
in a special. way this year.
UMC to Host Free
The United Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach will once again
serve a free Thanksgiving dinner
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.
A Community Gospel Sing
will be held on Saturday night,
November 28, at,7:00 p.m. at the
Highland View Church of God,,
located at 482 Pompano: Street in
Highland View. Everyone is irnvit-'
ed to come and worship the Lord
in song and praise after.a wonder-
ful Thanksgiving Day. Come"and.
give Him all the praise
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
and Main Street' in 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-
t Worship tthI
com/daystar or by calling 229-
"Holiday Tour of
Homes" Dec. 12
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.
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 begin in the fel-
lowship .hall of the church,
Tickets may be purchased for $6
from Iany member of the United
Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)
The Chuirch of' Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday Schl . .. . .. 9 a.m. CDT
I Worship Service ..... . .. .. ... .10 a.m. CDT
Sunday Evening Worship' '. .... '. .. 5 p.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study .................... p.m. CDT
KEN BUTTERWORTH, minister
SCome and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School .......................................................10 a.m .
M morning Service ................................................. 11 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study ..... ........ .............. 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & W orship .................................... 7 p.m.
"GOD CAN DO YOU GOOD!",,
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor
: J FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
k: ; CHURCH 4
."is.' 1. 1 Sixteenth Street
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m. '
Adult School ..... . 11a.m.
*Sunday School -c
*Young Children -0"
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Coti;n Sr. Blvd.
first B artist Chirch
S| |102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
AAlie-n Weiborn Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of. Music & Youth
Sunday School .................... 9:45 am
Worship Service 3.. .. ... .. 1,1:00 am
Disciple Training ...... ..... . .. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ... .... .. .. .. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...........7:00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
---------Teaching the Truth of God's Word ----------------
FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
Port St. Joe 229-6707
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School .. .. .10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .. 11:00 a.m.
WEvening- Service .M..... .. 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
1 Hormn6ofFAITH, CHRISTIAN SCHOOL :
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
Di -ve .d' Love
B:A P"T I S.,T -. CHU R C H
1691 Long Aveue, Port t. Joe 229-8691 A
Woship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. (for all ages)
SWednesday -" liildren & Youth Mis6ions at 7 p.m.
| .e .d "* Prayer and Bible Sludy at 7 p.m.
S Adult Praise Choir aL 8 p.m.'
SCurtis: Cark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth
The frit ,dly place to worship'
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central
Located at 823 N. 15th .St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
^^^^^^ EVER^YONE WELCOME!^^^^^^
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study:v ... Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
.WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Boa 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
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"'* .. : ,' Port St. Joe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ............ .9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ......... .11:00 a.m. Fellowship ............ 6:00 p.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans
Evening Worship . . 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice .. 7:30 p.m.
Robert E. Downs, Jr.
acep Baptist Chur,
BUT THOSE WHO MOPE IN THE LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR STRENGTH. THE WILL 50AR ON
WINS5 LIKE EAGLE5S 15AIAH 40:31
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.homtown.com/grace
801 20th Street
?eamt6e 964 6~C~
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We .wahiltchka Elei
By Linda Whitfi
Mr. Wooten and the staff.
would like to extend its sympathy
to school board member Mary
Pridgeon in the death of her
beloved mother in-law, Liz
Gaskin; school secretary Sandra
Husband in the death of her dear
step-father, Al Jensen; and first
grade teacher Doris Jean Whitten,
in the death of her aunt, Nell
The Donut Man
In the photo above, WES third grader Brent Walker performs
the role of Uncle Sam during the Veteran's Day program.
Third Graders Offer
Salute to Area Veterans
The third grade students of
Wewahitchka Elementary School
led the student body, faculty and
community members in a special
musical salute to veterans on
Veteran's Day, November 11, at
the Wewahitchka High School
Featured in the program were
the Gator Sound Band of WHS,
ROTC- color guard, ROTC girls,
drill team, WHS cheerleaders and'
the United Methodist Church
choir. Larry Mathes. principal of'
WHS, began the program by
singing the Star Spangled Banner.
The program included the Armed
Forces Medley, poetry recitations
and the history of Veteran's Day.
One of the most moving ele-
ments of the program was a song
titled Let's Keep God in America
performed by the Bremer Trio.
Commander Jim McLeod, USN
retired, was the featured guest
There was a reception at the,
WES pavilion after the program
for, veterans, performers and
guests. Both the students and
third grade teachers,- Tonya
Boswell, Randy Harper. Becky
:Veston and Linda Whitfield.
reaped the benefits of their hard
work and diligence when all
walked away proud to be
American and appreciative of the
sacrifices made by our veterans.
By: LIndsay Williams
Monday Night Football; color,
blue;' and "any song -by George
'He would like to visit the
United States 'Navy. Josh was
only recently in the Veteran's Day
Program and put his whole heart
in it.. Josh said this about himself,
"I like to go to my fnends house
and'play WWF." ,
Miss Boswell said,'this about
Josh, "Josh is a wonderful stu-
dent. He always gives 100% at
As you know, several groups whatever he Is doing. He is such a
in town sell 'the Krispy Kreme caring child. He always has a
ddnuts as major fundraisers. The helping hand or a kind word .for
fourth grades have really been-'r; his .fellow, students." Josh will
selling to raise money for Space receive a free pizza from Will
Camp. The other day in the teach- McLemore at the Dixie Dandy.
ers' lounge, there was a box of Thanksgiving Tea Held at CP,
Krispy Kremes and a note from The CP teachers. Kim
fourth grade parent. Robert, Ludlam, Doris Jean Whitten. and
Miller. It said. "Donuts are Sl10.00 'Judi Lister, recently held a
apiece or a dozen for S 120.00. Im "Thanksgiving Tea" for their par-
needing funds for Space Camp ents and guests. What better way
too!" ,to celebrate our heritage than to
Joshua Sandlin is "Student of the_ share with our friends like the
Week" Pilgrims did with the Indians.
Third grade teacher Tonya Third Grades Visit Marianna
Boswell chose the nine year old -
son of Deidra and Garry Sandlin Caverns
as the "Student of the Week". The four third grades visited
Josh likes to play football and- the Marianha Caverns in
would like to be an NFL football Marianna on Tuesday, November
player when he grows up. He likes 23. This is a limestone cavern,
to play with Steton Rich and some and like onethe children studied
of his favorites are: t.v. show, 'in science.
It's been a star struck week at
St. Joe High filled with excitement,
unforgettable, memories, and
tragedy. Surely it was a week the
, students at Port St. Joe will not
Channel 7's "Students of the
Week" for ths year are Jim Faison
and Rachel McCroan. They will be
on the news'in the next few weeks.
Keep watching Channel 7!
Port St. Joe High is thrilled to
have a TV star walking among us
each day! Itis none other than
tenth grader Susan Medina. who
stars in the current TRUTH com-,
mercial airing at various times
each evening during prime time.
She talks, she laughs-and there,
is no doubt you are seeing our,,
Susan on TV!
Attention: seniors: 25.00-
deposit must be paid by December
1 in order to attend Grad Nitel
Students: Free and reduced
lunch applications are available In
the front office. Any student need-
ing an application due to the mill
shutdown is encouraged to com-
plete the applicauon as soon as
Congratulations to Rod.';
Givens on his performance in
Saturday's state cross country
championships. Rod placed first
among the 121 runners with a
time of 13:45 for the three-mile
Rod's time was the fastest ever
run by a Class 2A runner on the
course. With this win, Rod fin-
ished his season undefeated
against Class 2Arunners. Way to
go,' Rod! '
SAlso. congratulations to
Maclain Howse and Jessica Hill--
not only for their performance at
the State Cross Country Cham-
pionships-but for their great job
as leaders and goal setters all sea>;,.
son long. Thanks to Maclain and '
Jessica for a super season!
Congratulations to the Shark
football team for its first round
victory over Blountstown, 35-18...,
Port St. Joe will play Baker this
Friday at home at 7:30. Come out
and support the Sharks!
Port St. 'Joe's girls' basketball
is well under way. They play again
on Tuesday, December 1 in'
Blountstown. Good luck, ladies!' '" -
The boys' Tiger Shark basket-
ball team opened its season
Tuesday in a jamboree at Panama
.,City Mosley. The scores for the'
games were unavailable at the'
time of press. '''
The family of Samantha '"
Ambrose would like to express it'
gratitude to those who have shown
support in this time of need.
Remember to keep them in your
prayers. Keep fighting, girl! We
Until next time ...
Gulf County Schools' Holiday Dismissal Times
School will be dismissed early
on Wednesday, November 25, for
Thanksgiving holidays. Following
-are the bus schedules for early
dismissal that day.
Port St, Joe-Highland View:
11:30 a.m.; North Port St. Joe
Elementary: 11:30; PSJr"
Elementary: 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
Elementary School Linton Site:
11:50; and 'Wewa High School:
12:00 noon. (All times for
Wewahitchka are Central.)
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, ior
Chnstmas holidays. Following are.
the bus schedules for early dis-
missal that day.
Port St. Joe-Highland View:
11:30 a.m.; North Port St. Joe
Elementary: 11:30; PSJ Elemen-
tary: 11:35; PSJ Middle School:
.l'1:50; and PSJ High School:
12:00 noon. (All times for Port St.,
Joe are Eastern.)
Elementary School,l 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
r Breakfast will beiserved aLthe ,
elementary -schools 'on Friday., ;
Dec. 18. but lunch will not be
Have safe and happy holi-
From the Principal of F
by Larry A. Mathes /
Sending "truth" Postcards
Students from the fourth grade at Faith Christian School are shown
in the photo above with "truth" postcards that they wrote to movie stars
asking the stars not smoke in their roles in movies.
Thank you for your prayer
and support of Faith Christian
School over the, last 15 weeks of
the 1998-99 school year. Because
of your sacrificial commitment,
your child has and will continue
to receive a quality education
from the Biblical perspective. I
look forward to the rest of theyear
to see how God will work.
As I reflect on the last few
weeks, I-am pleased and grateful
for a number of things:
First of all, I am grateful for
Faith Bible Church and its vision
to begin Faith Christian School 25
years ago. "
Second, for all the returning
students and their parents.
Third, for all of our new stu-
dents and their families.
Fourth, I thank God for our
dedicated and quality faculty and
staff who prepare and plan daily
to, educate your children.
Fifth, for all the "last minute"
substitutes who give up all or part
of a day.
Sixth, FCS would not operate
smoothly without our many vol-
unteers who work in the class-
room, the office and on the
Faith Christian School
Seventh, for the chapel
speakers who have blessed our
students and faculty with the
teaching of God's Word.
Eight. those who give mone-
tary gifts regularly. Their financial
support fills in the gaps between
fund raising and tuition.
Ninth, those in our commu-
nity (The Star, PSJ police officers,
our city and county officials,
Duren's Piggly Wiggly, Rich's IGA,
our financial institutions, AFLAC,
Ace Hardware, the Chamber of
Commerce, Dri-Brite, Pearce's
Dairy, TLC, Julie's, Linda's,
Subway, Hungry Howie's, just to
name a few) in assisting FCS to
stand out in Gulf County.
As you gather with those you
love this Thanksgiving, try and
recall the "endless" list of the peo-
ple, places, events, and things
that God has provided. Express
your thanks to Him and be more
aware of His gifts to you.
If YOU See News Happening..,
Call Te Star at 227-1278
By: Patrick Fitzgerald
I would like to send out a spe-
cial "Happy Thanksgiving" to all,
the staff in the middle school.
They have done a wonderful job,
the past 13 weeks and are due for
On Tuesday, December 1, all
eighth graders will be taking a
simulated Florida Writest test.
They will be asked to respond to a
narrative or persuasive topic.,
Every effort will be made to have
exact test conditions. Florida
Writes! will be given statewide on
The gtrls' basketball team will
play a home game versus Wewa
on Tuesday. December .1,at 6:00
p.m. The boys played on
November 24 at Bristol.
Congratulations to the
"Students of the Week"-for
eighth grade. Brad Blackmon,
seventh grade. Molly Garrett.
Any middle school group that
wishes to participate in the '.
Christmas parade needs to con-
tact: Tonya Nixon at Wewa Bank
orWanda Nixon in the front office.
Happy Thanksgiving to AWll
from Highland View
Dates to Remember .
November 30th-December 4th,. ,;.
Read Street Book Fair.
Book Fair . Joyce
Sweazy, librarian, has announced
that the "Read Street Book Fair"
will be held in the library from
November 30th to December 4th
(See HURRICANE on Page 5B)
LIFE AFTER FOOTBALL?
Yes, there is life after football. '
and it is not nearly as frantic.
Basketball does follow right on.
the heels of football, but it takes a
little while to build up to a fever
pitch, especially with Thanksgiv-,
Ing and Christmas holidays cbiA-
,ing in the middle of the season to
act as a buffer. In this period of
"relative" calm, maybe we can get
students to put more emphasis
on academics, and preparation for,
Florida Writes! and FCAT.
Of course, games (basketball)
are already crowding the sched-
ule. Our girls opened last week at
Apalachicola. the boys opened
this past Tuesday in a pre-season
show at Mosley in Panama City
along with several other local
This is Thanksgiving week-I
hope those of.you who can will
share with others who need help.
Most of us can give -or do some-
thing through school or churches
or other agencies, or maybe you
know individual families that you
can assist. Things in our county
could get bumpier if some way is
not found to counter the rising
unemployment rate. Everyone will
be affected in the long run.
The American Red Cross has
scheduled a blood donation drive
at WHS on January 12. Students,
17 or older, with parental permis-
sion can donate blood, along with
teachers, and hopefully parents.
It will be done during the day after
having students sign up for timed
appointments. Teachers will
donate during their planning peri-
ods, and parents whenever they
Red Cross folks will assure
parents that a brief recovery peri-
od is sufficient to avoid any prob-
lems with donating blood. This is
an extremely worthwhile, neces-
sary community service. Please
help us reach our goal!
Former state representative
Jamie Westbrook was completely
cleared in court last week of
charges filed against him regard-
ing peanut farming allotments.
Mr. Westbrook was an enormous
help to Gulf County while 'in
office, helping to. get a lot of extra
dollars for our school system, our
health department. and so on.
Unfortunately, the charges
made against him were timed
"just right" prior to the election'
and resulted in him not being re-
elected. Just a coincidence, right?
What a loss for Gulf County. I
hope everyone will remember
what Mr. Westbrook meant to
Gulf County' and return him to
office first chance-it's no wonder
that politics has a bad reputation!
Wewa High's Science Fair is "
just around the corner (December
2, 3, 4). Under Don Rich, outi
Science Fair has blossomed the
last several years, producing win-
ners who two of the last three
years" have gone ,to the
International Science Fair to rep-
resent WHS. Encourage your stu-
dent to enter A lot of good things,
happen as a result of this fair.
Have a great Thanksgiving!
MON- Chicken Patty on Bun,
Hash Brown Patty, Fruit Crisp
TUES- Meat Loaf, Mashed
Potatoes, Green Beans,.
Peaches, Roll and Milk.
WEDS- Burrito, Banana,-
Jello with Topping, Cornbread
THURS-- Ham and Cheese
Bake, Greens, .Pineapple,
Chocolate Cake and Milk.
FRI- Sausage, Pizza, Tossed
'Salad, Pears, Bread Sticks and
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF CERTAIN ITEMS.
Meeting on 3rd
There will be a Project
Graduation' meeting on Thursday,
December 3. at 6:00 p.m., ET. at
Active Styles in Port St. Joe.
Everyone who is interested Is
invited to attend. Please remem-
ber the garage sale items for the
big sale on Sunday, December 6.,
Why haven't 'j
we .thought of
this before? Or
wait, haven't -
we? My confu-
from a perfectly'
able plan that
has been con- .,,
sidered, and rejected. Let's raise,
the price of tobacco, to put it
candidly. It simply works just
about as; good as 'eliminating
My premise doesn't come
without merit. It can be argued
that if you want a cigarette
you'll get one. True, but that's
only if you're already addicted.
Canada raised tobacco prices
$3.00 from 1981 to 1991. As a
result, there was a 60%
decrease in youth consumption.
The vast majority of that 60%W
were teens that chose not to
smoke because of the price.
Since this is evifdently an
effective way to abate the initia-'
tion of youth tobacco us.e, why
hasn't something, been done. I,
haven't got an answer for that,,
but it may have something to do
with, well, money.
If you have any questions or
comments, please write to:
truth, 'c/o Joe Robinson, 228
8th Street, Port St. Joe. FL
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1998 PAGE 5B
The Adopt-A-Class Program
at PSJ Elementary would like to
thank all of the sponsors who
PORT ST. JOE
Students of the Week ;
,Congratulations ,to our
Students of the Week .
Maryanne Earley, Courtney Ward,
and Amanda Davis.
Take Our Parents To School
We had 230 parents partici-
pate in "Take Our Parents To
School" week. A special thanks to
Ann, Whittle and our Student
Jessica Mock, Sam Cox, Emily
Raffield, Justiri Henderson,
Kayieigh Lewis, Katie Hoffman,
Mica Ashcraft,, and Jeremy
Baxley, for manning the welcome
School will be dismissed at
11:30 on Friday. December 18,
due to our Christmas holidays.
Students return to, school on
Tuesday, January 5.
Report Cards will be sent
home on Wednesday. January 13.
If you would like to schedule a
parent/teacher conference, please
King, Jr. Birthday
School will not be held on
Monday. ,-January 18. due to
NMartii Luther King, Jr.'sbirth--eia
day. ,, Ij ,'
Our fourth graders will take
the Florida Writes test on
^ Wednesday. January 20. You can
encourage your child to write by...
*Talking to your child about
what he/she has written at home
*Having your child write let-
ters to friends and relatives.
-Writing notes to your child.
oSpeaking with teachers
about your child's developing
*Promoting writing for a vari-
ety-- of purposes in your .child's
*Displaying stories, essays, or
written, works at home on the.
refrigerator or on a bulletin board.
'*Demonstrating the value of
writing in real-life situations (e.g.,
letters to the editor of the local
newspaper; letters of inquiry.
complaint, or application; and
friendly letter) .- ,
Florida Prepaid College
Friday. January 29. is the
deadline to enroll in the Florida
Prepald College Program. For
more information. please.call 1-
Parents Make A Difference
Although parents have the.
final word. it helps to talk about
the reasons behind each rule. For
example, "Bedtime is' 8:30' on
school nights because being well-
rested helps you learn." Kids may
0? not always agree with the limits;,
but at least they'll know why. As a
reminder.' write the rules down
and post them on the refrigerator.
Tip: Simple rules are easier'to fol-
-from Page 4B
from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. (ET).
In looking over the folder of books
available, there are some really
great ones to be purchased. This
is also a good time for Christmas
SThank You ... to all the
parents who came to visit on
Parent's Day. We appreciate you!
An Ode to Tom Turkey
Oh, Tom Turkey,
I you're one handsome guy.
But I'm sure you know Thanksgiving
is coming by and by.
Oh, Tom, You're so big,
so soft and plump.
But, when I say the "T" word,
: I don't mean to make you jump.
So relax, Tom Ttrkey,
and quit hiding n those hedges:
Because this Thanksgiving ...
we're only having veggies
have donated $100 to a classroom
for enrichment purposes such as
computer software, accelerated
reading books, typewriters for
spelling, kindergarten toys,
games, puzzles, arts and craft
supplies, music, P.E. equipment,
books on tape, Geo Safari soft-
ware, just to name a few.
The program's organizers
greatly appreciate our communi-
ties interest in our school. It's not
too late to add your name to the
Baptist Church, Methodist'
Church, Presbyterian 'Church,
Rotary, Lions, Jr. Service League,
Carila and Dusty May, Trish and
David Warriner, Cathy and Allen
Cox, Mike and Becky Lacour, Tom
and Mary Gibson, Tom and Betty
Curry,' Florence Cassani, Carpet
Also, Campbell's Drugs, St.
Joe Hardware, St. Joe Rent-All,
Shoreline Medical, Cape San Blas
Realty, Gulf Fabrication, Marley
and Associates, Comforter
Funeral eHome, and The Star. If
you are interested in adoption,
call Cathy Cox at 227-9429.
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/wri ting skills,
and improving job/life skills.
P.A.L.S. is now available' i
tdie following 'Gulf County loca-
tions: Port St. Joe (Gulf County)
Library 229-8879; Paula Boone,
COS 647-5031; Wewahltchka
(Gulf Counity) 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
downtownn Historic 'lpalachicola
November27, 3:00 9:00 pm
SSfrtrll through the candlelit
streets of historic Apalachicola while
stening to the songs of carolers.
*Find special gifts for everyone on
our, list at our unique shops and gal-
SSanta arrives on the historic sail-
ig schooner Governor Stone.
Trough the historic downtown.
ie Dixie Theatre.
*Pony rides for the kids.
Forr more information
call (850) 653-9419.
ER W, fk0i
DOE Clarifies the
FCAT for Parents
Whenever something new is
mandated for education by the
legislature, there are always
questions. In an attempt to fur-
ther clarify the FCAT for parents
and community members, the fol-
lowing questions and answers
were formulated by DOE:
Q: What is FCAT?
A: The Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT) is a
new test designed to measure
benchmarks of the Florida
Sunshine State Standards.
Q: Who has to take the FCAT?
A: All students must take the
FCAT twice in elementary
school (reading in grade four
and mathematics in grade
five), once in middle school
(grade eight), and once in high
school (grade 10). Only a few
students in certain special
categories will be exempt; all
other students must take the
Q: What subjects are tested
on the FCAT?
A: Reading and mathematics are
tested on the FCAT.
Q: Is the FCAT a difficult
A: FCAT contains questions that
are challenging for ALL stu-
Q: Why must students take
A: What students in Florida are
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expected to learn and be able
to do has recently increased a
great deal. The job market of
today requires people to be
proficient in advanced math-
ematics, and to be able to read
and construct meaning from
difficult and technical texts.
The FCAT is being given in
order to measure achievement
of the high-level Sunshine
State Standards being taught
: to and learned by Florida stu-
Q: What kinds of questions
will be on the FCAT?
A: Many of the test questions on
FCAT will be like ones on other
classroom or standardized
tests. The FCAT will include
,questions called "performance
tasks" which require thinking
about an answer to a question
and writing that answer.
These tasks' could ask for a
short response such as an
equation for a math problem,
constructing a graph, or writ-
ing a comparison of two pas-
S Please contact your child's
school for ways you can help.
Note of Apology
St. Patrick's' Seafood and
Rich's IGA were Inadvnertently left,
off of the VFWs thank you last
week. We do appreciate these
donations and regret the error.
CAPE SAN BLAS INDIAN PASS
ST. JOE BEACH. PORT ST. JOE
QULF FRONT, 190
Cozumel Drive. -Cape San
Bias. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths,
underneath parking for 4+ cars,
family rm.. fireplace, balcony
overlooking gull, screen porch,
widows walk, cen. heat & air.
LiKe new, beautiful sunsets and
BAY FRONT. 445 Cape Son
Bias Rd. Lovely bayfront home has
3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car park-
ing, family rm., fireplace, Fla. rm.,
cen. heal & air. $279,900. Enjoy the
beautiful view of St. Joseph's Bay.
.., .. .Indian Lagoon. 2BR/2.5BA, 4+ car
parking. 8'x20' pontoon boat and
separate 2 BR/2BA 14'x70' mobile
home included in sale. MUST SEEI
503 22nd St., PSJ.
Don't miss out on this
S spacious, very well main-
tained home. Great loca-
tion for kids. Just across
from Port St. Joe
Elementary and within
walking distance Irom Ihe
middle and nigh schools.
Features 3BD/2BA, -carport., corner lot. Reduced to $94,500, seller is moti-
vated. KATRINA ETHERIDGE, 229-6632 for more information.
Gulf View Home, Porpoise
Playground. Located near Gulf
Pines. Lovely, almost new, gulf view
home. Has 2BR/2BA. Being sold
FURNISHED and has deeded access
to the gulf. Great opportunity for an
investor because of the rental poten-
tial. FEMA flood insurance avail-
able.Priced at $165,000.
Port St. Joe, 310 16th St.
Attractive 3BR/2BA home.
o '. '-Completely remodeled interior.
Garage/work area great for the
handyman. "Must see". Price
Barrier Dunes, 135 Sable
Circle. Beautiful bay view house.
3BR/2.5 BA. Has many nice features,
including, cathedral ceiling, fireplace,
large workshop. Lot size approx.
75'x310' and 1,636 sq. ft. Priced at
Tom Todd Realty, Inc.
S 2720 C-30, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
B[(850) 227-1501 or 800-876-2611
REALTO' Fax (850) 227-3221
visit our website at: www.capesanblas.com/tomtodd
or e-mail us at TTRI@digitalexp.com
Thomas M. Todd, Licensed Real Estate Broker
156 2nd Street North
Experienced driver? Driving record clean for three years? You
could get 15?o off for excellent behav'ior.Five years? 25%."
Being in good hands is the only place to be'"
1998 Allstate lfriS -',: '-- : ,.pjr. :, .-. :.:i I 1 .l-.- v 5 ,l .1 ,,- '.:r '_,-." C,.. :*. .-, 2 ,n- n,:,t:n" : T
Specializing in Beach Sales and
CASINO TRIP DEC. 29 & 30
PICKING UP IN Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
2 days/1 night Tuesday & Wednesday
Visit 3 casino's receive 1 lunch & $10 in coins
$30 per person double occupancy.
Inc. transp., hotel, luggage handling, cont. breakfast,
1 lunch and $10 in coins
JOIN US FOR A GRAND DELIGHT
for information or reservations call:
1-877-285-8308 toll free
Ace-Hi Tours, Inc
We travel on NEW Deluxe Motor Coaches MUST BE 21
Fl Seller of Travel #ST-26701
Algot G. Jensen
Algot G. (Hot Rod) Jensen, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Saturday, November 21, at Bay
Medical Center in Panama City.
He was born on January 15,
1929, in Detroit, Michigan, and
has been a resident of Gulf
County for the past 47 years.
Retired from the St. Joe Paper
Company, he was a veteran of
World War II, having served in the
U.S. Navy. He was a member of
Tupelo Lodge #289, F&AM, and
was an active member of the
Dalkeith Baptist Church.
Mr. Jensen was preceded in
death by a son, Oscar Wayne
Jensen..,.Survivors include his
wife, Ilene Jensen of
Wewahitchka; four sons, Franklin
Jensen and his wife, Cheryl, of
Port Richey, W. Eugene Jensen
and his wife, Theresa, of Panama
City, Jack L. Jensen and his wife,
Tina, of Lavernia, Texas, and
James W. Jensen and his wife,
Connie, of Wewahitchka; two
daughters, Scarlet Harvell and
her husband, James, of Buena
Vista, Virginia, and Sandra
Husband and her husband, Jack,
of Wewahitchka; 17 grandchil-
dren; one great-grandchild; and'
one sister, Carol Burel of Davis,
The funeral service was held
at 10:00 a.m., CT, on Tuesday,
November 24, at the Dalkelth
Baptist Church, conducted by
Rev. John Clenney. Interment fol-
lowed in the family plot in
Buckhorn Cemetery with Masonic
Those that wish may make
donations in his memory to the
Dalkeith Baptist Church Building
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Sheretta Deon Thomas, 26, of
Port St. Joe, passed away
Monday, November 16, at Bay
Medical Center. A native of Port
St. Joe, she attended Gulf County
schools and worked in food ser-
vice. God blessed Sheretta with a
unique, extraordinary, .loving,
humorous personality, and all
who came in contact with her
Survivors include one son,
Roderick Ponder; a devoted
friend, Randolf Ponder; her moth-
er, Alma L. Thomas; her father,
Johnny C. Thomas; two sisters,
Donna Likely and Tarnema
Thomas; two brothers, Roderick
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS ume of bid opening and bid number for City of
BID NO. 9899-09 Mexico Beach "BID FOR MEXICO BEACH PARK
he Gulf County Board of County CommssionersRI OF WORK The rk shall cloud
will receive sealed bids from any person, company DESCRIPT1ON OF WORM The work, shall include
or corporaron Interested In providing the County Installation of approximately 250 square feet of
with the following goods/services. rei-srom faclllties at the MEXICO BEACH PARK
One II) New 1/2-Ton Short-Wheel BID NO. ,90612.01
Base Pickup Track Copies of the contract documents are on file at the
Complete bid specificatons are on flie in the Office Mexico Beach City Hall located at 118 N 14th
ol the Clerk of Circuit Court. Should you hate any Street. Mexico Beach. Florida 32410. They may be
questions. call Bob Lester at 850-639-2238 ex.ammed at the above addres- or copies will be
Delivery Dale must be specified provided to the Bidder at a fee of Taenrv Five
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a .Dollars 125 001 per set This payment is non.
SE DBID and include the BID NUMBER refundable Partial sets will not be issued The
SEALED BID and Include e BD NUMBER Board of Commssloners reserves the right to
BIDS WtLL BE RECEIVED until. 500 o'clock P M. accept or reject any and all bids In whole or In part.
Eastern Time. on December 7. 1998. AT THE .o wa te m aloties in the bidding or bidding
OFFIC E OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT. documents. to obtain new bids. or to postpone the
1Or Cecil G Ccsn. Sr. Blvd Room 148. Port St bid opening Each bid shall be valid to the City of
Joe. Florida 32456 (Telephone: 850-229 61121 eejdno Beach for a period of sixty (601 days after
The Board reserves the right to reject an. and all the bid opening.
bids: The City of Mexico Beach is an Equal Opportunity
BOARD OF COULiNTY COMMISSIONERS Employer
GULF COi.i FLORIDA Thus notice dated November 25, 1998. Submitted
BYi TOMATY KNOX by Mayor Garr L .addi.
CNry of M cmm Beach. Florda
2tc. November26andDecember 3, 1998. le November 26. 1998
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS For All Your
Sealed bids for MEXICO BEACH PARK
Cm' COMMISSIONERS OF THE Cri OF MEXICO
BEACH. FLORIDA ati 18 N lth Street. Mexico ...
Beach. Flonda 32410 up unu2l 2 00pm local tune. h Star
December 7. 1998 Sealed Bids will be publicly
opened and read aloud during a regularly sched. thing
tiled City Council MeeUng on Tuesday. December Pu lS "Co
8. 1998lAf&Meudco. Beach Cinic Center. 105 N bng C .
31st SuieL-Mexico Beach Florda 32410 (850)' 227-1278. -
Bids sh -subinlLted In a sealed envelope plaun- ( '
ly marked with bidde, name. address date and
Lee's Automotive Repair
1930 West Highway 98, Highland View (850) 227-9696
Tires Brakes Four Wheel Computer Alignment Tune-Ups
All Exhaust Work Air Conditionng Service d- Repair
Oil Change Special $19.95
ALL WORK GUARANTEED! Owned & Operated by Lee Cannon
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR LEASE
AND OPERATION OF MARINA SITE
The City of Pon St. Joe requests proposals for the lease of the new City marina.
Drawings and proposed lease for the marina site parcel may be obtained from
Preble-Rish, Inc., Engineers, or the office of the City Clerk. whose addresses are as
Preble-Rish, Inc. Ms. Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk
402 Reid Avenue 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 daily 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 addition-
al dry slips but the cost of applying (and cost related thereto) shall be paid by
A ship store with bath and shower facilities.
Two (2) 8,000 gallon fuel tanks with dispensers, one for gas and one for diesel.
Head pump out station.
Power pedestals with water and power service located 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
than $12,500 per month and for subsequent years the rent shall be not less
than, $15,000 per month.
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 one indi-
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 party without the express written con-
sent of the City and a necessary provision being made for escrowing payment
in excess of one (1) 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 dry storage
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 $5,000 or more. The City and successful party may negotiate a sep-
arate lease regarding any equipment costing more than $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 ofJanuary 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 Pendarvis
JOHNNY D. ULNTON PAULINE PENDARVIS, CLERK
MAYOR-COMMISSIONER 2tc. November 19. 1998.
T.E.A.M. Selling Poinsettias
Sue McDaniel, fifth and sixth
grade T.E.A.M. teacher at
Wewahitchka Elementary School,
was recently selected by the cen-
ter of Economic Education at
Florida State University to partic-
ipate in an innovative program,
known as the "Free Enterprise
Bank for Students".
This program is designed to,
teach students about business,
teamwork and the time value of',
money. Less than one hundred
teachers statewide have been.
Invited to participate.
The "Free Enterprise Bank for
Students" is the newest program
of the Florida Council of
Economic Education. The bank ,
grants loans of actual money to.
student groups that successfully
complete a business plan and,
Students rotate responsibili-
ties of the business including pur-
chasing, accounting, sales,
administration and advertising. ,,
Students are required to repay
the loan with an interest rate of
Thomas and Greg Gregory, Jr.;
her grandmother, Ruby V. Lewis;
and a host of aunts, uncles.
cousins, friends and special loved
Funeral services were held at
2:00 p.m. Saturday, November
21, at New Bethel A.M.E. Church.
with Interment following in Forest,
All services were under the'
direction of, Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.
1% over prime.
The T.E.A.M. students of WES
were loaned $500 to establish and
operate a business. They will sell
poinsettias to citizens in the
Wewahitchka area during the
Christmas season. Advance
orders are now being accepted.
1200 U. S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
850.648.5146 or 1.800.458.7478
34th'St. Mexico Beach. Well maintained 2 bd., 1 ba.,
single wide mobile home (only), is housed on lot #18
in the Big Gator Trailer Park ind is just a short walk to
the beach. This home is a must see, comes full, fur-'
nished and is priced to sell. $11,000.
Across from Beach 111-A First St. 1, 2 stucco duplex
with Gulf view 45 steps across.from dedicated beach.
Gulf view from glassed-in dining area. Great arrange-
ment with master bdrm., 1 ba., kitchen, dining, living
area upstairs. 1 Bdrm., 1 ba. downstairs, garage with
auto door opener. $118,900.
310 Lakeview Dr. Twinlakes Subd: V Wewahilchka.
Great--lakefront retreat just-minutes- from the Gulf..
SLike new, manufactured home 3' bedrodohs/2 ba.
Florida room living/dining combo. ,-\er 1400 sq. ft.
still under manufacturers' warranty, finished with top
of the line materials and appliances all set on a nicely
landscaped 1.'2 acre waterfront lot on Lake Como.
Beautifully finished fully insulated 10'x20' detached
workshop, plus garden and boat sheds combined with
a private 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 %iour private
lake. All beautifully maintained in move-in condition
you must see to appreciate. $94,900.
705 Gulf Aire Dr. Gulf Aire Subd. Very nice 3 br/2
'ba. single level home in like new cond. Spacious home
v' w/'over 21,00 st of open floor plan w.'bright central
kitchen, great rm, Ig. Fla. rm., master bdrm. suite and
split bdrm. plan. Set on a nicely landscaped 75'x120'
lot, a privacy fenced back yard and large arbor patio
provide indoor/outdoor living at its best. 2 car garage
& loads of storage complete this pkg. and all within
steps of a private dedicated beach, tennis courts &
swimming pool in gulf County's nicest planned com-
munity. Must see to appreciate. $17320.. 68 .
2 very nice lots in Creekwood Subd. Short distance
from Hv.y. 386. Lot 16 appro\ 101 x 230, lot 17 approx
296 x 79'. Reduced to sell at $6,900 ea. or $13,000 both.
Overstreet area: Build your home on this large parcel
of land on VWetappo Creek Approx. 208 ft. on canal.
Take Canal St. to Chapel Lane. Reduced to $69,000. ,
Gulf front 7935 Hwy. 98 St. Joe Beach. Beautiful 4
bd., 3 ba. home w many e\tra amenines. This 2 stori
house has hardwood floors in the li\. rm., din. rm. &
kitchen. Kitchen has top of the line Kitchen Aid appli-
ances, all baths tiled, alarm system. All windows &
doors hi .i. o f TR, .T, h h c
water, d. ping,
decorative lighting, drip water system for landscap-,
ing, washer/drver, most window treatments deck
and screened room on lower level, paved parking
underneath, not on rental program, but has great.
potential. $435,00. ,
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! 104 S. 30th
St., Mexico Beach. 3'bd., 2 ba., Ig. master bedroom
w/lg. ba. New carpet in living area, new tile in
kitchen. 4 car parking in front. Fenced, back yard, cen.
heat pump. Deck w ith super view of gulf. This home
would be a great residence or a very good rental prop-
erty. Call Joan. $185,000. -
'Overstreet Area Roberts Landing Rd., Hwy. 386 -
WATERFRONT Intracoastal Waterway 35.9 acres.
Pines and assorted low scrub make ;up these beautiful
acres, great investment for developer, or secluded
home site. Electric and phone lines on property, sever-
al deeded access points, 623 88' water frontage, set-
backs apply. MLS #2687. Call 850-227-2511 for more
Wewhitchka area Stone Mill Creek Estates comer
of South Dianna St. and Creekview Dr. 2 beautiful
lots approx. 2.5 acres, 635.81' paved road frontage.
This property has been cleared, some trees remain.
Lots are high and dry, this is beautiful country. For
more information call 227.2511. $20,500.
8065 Hwy. 98, Sea Gull #7 Gulf front 3 bd, 2.5 bath
townhome. Fully furnished, completely redone in
excellent condition, all new furniture, paved park-
ing, 3 decks, outside shower on rental program.
Excellent investment potential. $195,000.
8067 Hwy. 98 Sea Gull #8 Gulf front, 2 bd, 2.5
bath townhome, completely furnished, totally
redone, excellent condition, non-rental- unit with
great rental potential, all new furniture, 3 decks,
.outside shower, paved parking. $190,000.
Brand new gulf front home, 6204 Hwy. C-30, near
Gulf Pines. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, all elec. home. Approx.
1800 sq. ft., 200 ft. dune walkover, metal roof, carpet
and tile floors. Covered porch, paved parking under-
neath, outside shower. $250,000.
Gulffront 8247 Hwy. 98, Gulfaire Townhomes. Nice
3 bd., 2.5 ba. towtr r rjed; ch/a, all appli-
ances, total electric I w ear-round living. Is
now on rental ogram. Excellent investment.
$2260990, Reduced to $214,900.
The poinsettias are of green-
house quality and are being pur-'
chased through Mary Ellen
Gortman, local florist and busi-
ness owner. Each plant will be in
a decorative pot with a bow; care
instructions and the legend of the
The plants are priced at $10,,
but are providing area students
with invaluable experience in the
real world of business. Anyone
wishing to support WES and its
students by purchasing a poinset-
tia may do so by contacting WES
(639-2476), Sue McDaniel (639-
5014), Lori Price (639-2425) or
any T.E.A.M. student. '
Say You Saw It In Pie Star!
S- John M. Delorme, Realtor/Broker
SI Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor/Broker
p r" J 0 e .e. In J C.. L / n 647-8939
SJoy Holder 648-8493
2221 CR C-30: Tom Graney 647-3736
1 J Marlene Harris 647-5316
Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay' Patricia Raap 648-5965
850.227.2511 or 888.458.7470 REALTMoa R MLS tch- 648-4217
Jna Ql diiii -5Vild'. i r~t.At
Gulffront Dunes #4 2bd.,l ba. deck overlooking
gulf. Entrance off fully furnished kitchen to beach.
Good rental. W,6449O,- drastically reduced to $99,500.
SummerPlace-#18, 107-A 38th St., Mexico Beach.
Summer fun is what this SummerPlace has to offer, 2
bedrooms, 1 1,2 baths, approx. 1000 sq. ft. plus patio
off back, completely furnished. Linit conscientiously
maintained by original owners. Most units in this
group on rental programs.Reduced to $94,500.00
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
232 Nan Nook Rd. Grand Isle Sub. 3 bd 2 ba. home
just'blocks from the Gulf -6f Mexi'co 8" rustic channel
..,cedar siding, detached.,2'car garage .w window ac
unit, 13'x27' covered boat port on concrete slab, hot &
cold outside shower, util. shed, back yard fenced, irri-
gation well. This home sits on 2 lots 75'x115 each lot,
approx. 1800 sl, cen. gas (natural) heated & cooled, liv.
rm., kit dining combo, den, laun. rm., Ig. screened
porch. New elec. stove & d.w., refrig., microwave.
Floors are vinyl and w-w carpet. This home is a must
see and priced to sell. MLS H2488. $127,500.
CANALFRONT luxury home, 116 N. 38th St., Many
amenities. Split floor plan, 3 bd., 2 ba. vinyl siding,'
private boat dock, util./workshop area, completely
Gulfaire Dr. Triplex. Two 3 Br 2 Ba units and one 1
Br 1 B41' RNAT WTe sold
together bR Wa r -% ,7, t.
701 Gulf Aire Dr.-Gulf Aire Subd. Custom built in
1998 a cozy 3 bd 2 ba home in new condition (only
6 months old) is a real find. Constructed to provide
a main r ite r or-' I- ped
124 xi2U2 U h T A lots
of storage, 2 car garage; all within steps of a private
dedicated beach, tennis courts, and swimming pool
in one of Gulf County's nicest restricted communi-
ties make this a great opportunity. Priced' to sell '
quickly at $112,000 O .:
ST. JOE BEACH
Seashores Subd. 101 Nautilus. Like New. Comer
lot in restricted subdivision, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
with washer.'dryer off master suite and kitchen.
Wired for surround sound, ideal for year round liv-
ing or summer home. 2 car garage, 1 block to the.
PORT ST. JOE
1801 Garrison Ave. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. concrete
block home with aluminum siding approx. 2500 SF. A
new addition of master BR w/sitting room & ba. 1.5
yrs. old, sun porch, screen porch, den, vinyl, carpet,
ch/a, stove, refrig., dishwasher, gas hot water heater.
Sprinkler system, timer, separate well. Lot 75'x150'.
Must. see to appreciate. $99,999, Reduced to $88,000.
3114 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Business only.
Established, charming 1950's style soda shop oper-
ating from leased building centrally located with
heavy traffic. Shop serves frozen yogurt and soft ice
cream and offers a line of gifts and souvenirs. Main
equipment includes 2 Taylor model 754@ double
batch freezers, 1 Taylormate model 152@ single
batch freezer, new Flavorbest@ syrup dispenser for
8 additional flavors, 1g. topping bar, refrigeration
and freezer storage, and a 400# ice machine. Call for
more info. $53,500.
Motel 4103 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on four
lots, gunite swimming pool, boat parking, good
investment potential. $550,000.
Mexico Beach Marina located on Mexico Beach
Canal 4 lots, bait and tackle shop, gasoline pumps,
boat docks, 3,000 + sq. ft. bldg. $690,000.
MEXICO BEACH VIDEO, 2704 Hwy. 98, Business
Only. All racks and fixtures, computer, cash register,
copy machine, Ig. movie inventory, 2 yr. building lease
available. Reduced to $25,000.
HOWARD CREEK 472 and 490 Old Bay City Rd.,
Two adjoining 1/2 acre lots paved access all the way
from Hwy. 71 to your future driveway and boat shed.
Nicely wooded with myrtle and some oaks, covered
culvert access already in place and these are high lots.
$8,000 each. Have a one acre fishing and hunting,
retreat or develop one and sell one.
148 Lucy Dr., Wewahitchka. UNIQUE! Great home
close to the best fishing. 3 br 2.5 ba. log home. Lots of
room 3600 SF approx. on 3 lots! 2 CH/A units, gas
stove, refrigerator, ceiling fans, 2 car garage. Many
extras. Well built and maintained. $.49,99..Reduced
J Uan OSminthwick O647-4.O50
'178 S. Canal St. canal front. 3 bd., 2 ba. approx. 1650
sf. ch/a, well, septic, 2 car garage, full front & back
decks, back deck includes a 20x9.7 screened in area,
downstairs office, walk-in pantry, refrig.1Isatellitedish.
w. 'set-up equipment, 1,264 acres, 100' on
Intracoastal Waterway w/dock. $1149,900 Reduced to
1426 Pleasant Rest Rd. 2 bd., 2 ba., split plan
mobile home on cleared approx. 1,/2 acre lot, paved
road, all utilities,.well, septic; satellite dish. Perfect
for your countr\l.ig ,_,thinm10 mina"et-o'
two towns. Priced to se I a .$ ,'Jeduced to'.
CAPE SAN BLAS/INDIAN PASS
CAPE SAN BLAS / Bayfront-101 ft. of bay frontage
overlooking Pig Island, 490 ft. of depth from.Pig
Bayou to C-30, over one acre across from Antilles Dr .
Tremendous opportunity for secluded estate or multi-
ple home sites, great view, and 'water access to the bay, I
San Bias Plantation S/D. BEACHSIDE AND OWN-
ER FINANCING! Lots 14, 19, 21 534,500. Lots 23, 25,
28, 30 $29,500. Lots 36, 38, 40 $15,500.
Gulf ~t lots
Mexico,Beach, Hwy. 98 & 2nd St. Unobstructed gulf
view, approx. 50'x150'. lot 2, unit 1, blk. 1. $115,000
S:, ., BEACON HILL ;
Baxter Mobile Home Sub. Lot,8. This is a cleared lot
in an exclusive sub. covered by. covenants and restric-
tions, just off of SunRay Dr. Someowner financing
may be available. $35,000.
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool
and tennis courts
Gulf Aire Sub. Phase II. Gulfaire Drive -
72.6'x261.02'x150'x146.73'. Lot 26, Blk. D, Sellers are
highly motivated and will entertain all offers. $26,000.
Christen's Curve. Nice cleared lot, triangular shape,
near pool and tennis court. Phase IV, Lot 8, $27,900.
Nautilus Dr. -'Lots 4,5,6,7, & 8, Block A. $22,000 each.
ST. JOE BEACH'
Mobile Homes or Houses
Pineda St. 50' X 125' each -3 lots in first block across
from beach. $25,000 each
Wetappo Creek Estates. Beautiful wooded lot on
paved road in area restricted to homes only. Creek
access and just 10 mins. from the beach. lot size 110 x
1.27 acre. 101' Highway 386 frontage. Close to
Intracoastal Waterway, 5 minutes from beach.
FIVE ACRES on the Intracoastal Waterway, approxi-
mately 500' water frontage. Lot size approximately
500'x450'. $85,000. -
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
WETAPPO CREEK ESTATES. Wetappo Dr. Lot 2, Blk.
C. Has septic tank, houses only, 110' x 200', $9,000.
C. L. Morgan Sub. Vacant lot. Beautiful wooded
corner lot on paved street. 73.4' x 70'x144' approx.,
this property has never flooded and is zoned for Res.
home or mobile home. Just 1 min. from the Dead
Lakes or 20 mins. from the beach. All mineral rights
WATERFRONT Dead Lakes Drive, Wewahitchka.
Lot 3 West Arm of Dead Lakes. Lot size 106.7' water-
front x 252.63' deep approx.., Beautiful wooded lot
With direct access to theDead Lakes! $15,000.
Beautiful wooded lot, close to the Dead Lakes.
Located in the C. L. Morgan Subd., this lot is zoned for
homes or mobile homes. Lot size 105'x113'. Build the
home of your dreams in this quiet, wooded subdivi-
sion and still be just 20 min. from the beach. $10,000.
PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1998
Cathey Parker Hobbs
.CO o.PARKER REALTY REALTOR
Hwy. 98 &31st St.
of MEXICO BEACH, INC. Mexico Beach, FL 32410
f 0 www.homlown.com/parker or
"Selling Sunsets for 52 rears" firstname.lastname@example.org
1-800-874-5073 or 850-648-5777
GULF FRONT LOTS: all sizes are approximate
MEXICO BEACH 65' on Gulf x 155' deep. Reduced price -
MEXICO BEACI 66.32' on Gulf x 80'deep, $245,000.
BEACON HILL 75' on Gulf x 243' deep (2 lots), $300,000 each.
WEWAHITCHKA BEAUTIFUL ACREAGE 78 acres on
County Road 386. Approximately 1 mile west of State Road 71.
ThI Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Nov. 26. 1998 Page Seven
AUCTION EVERY FRIDAY NITE, at
7 p.m. EST at Old Port Theatre In Port
.St. Joe. Wade Clark Auctions,
.10% Buyer's Premium. AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743
B&A AUTO TOWING will be selling the'
following vehicle: The sale will beheld
Nov. 30, 1998, at 9:00 a.m. EST, at
4500 CR 386, Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
(850) 647-3031. We have the right to
reject any and all bids.
1990 Chevy, VIN #
1G-1LV14G8LE171610. Call 647-3031
for, any questions. \ '
n Itc 11/26
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.
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 yourcall after 6:00 p.m. EST.
Two 15 passenger church vans for sale.
low miles,some minor: maintenance
needs. 1 1990 Ford. white, at, a/c,
power, 84.000. 1-1991 Dodge. gray, at,
a4c, power. 86,000. Call Long Avenue
Baptist Church, 229-8691.
1987 Mazda RX7 GXL, runs good.'
81,500. Call 227-1568. tfc lI/5
'95 Honda Tassport. good condition,
black exterior, grey Interior. Call 229-
8997 during day, or 227-3412 in the
evening. tfe 8/13:
'93 Honda 250 Nighthawk motorcycle.
low miles, 81,950. Call 227-1639 or
227-1109, ask for Charlie or Linda.
35 hp Johnson o/b rebuilt w/gear shift
& steering. $1,200. Pontoon seats wrap,
around with captain's char, pedestal.
helm & water sink. 8450. 24' pontoon
trailer. 8600. 647-3452. tfc 11/5
2,6. I' Mako with twin 150 hp Evinrudes.
less than 400 hours. Some electronics
and all aluminum tandem trailer.
Reasonable offer. 648-8211.
:tfc' 1 /5
[.] :1 l
Mexico Beach, very nice 3 bd.. 2 bath,'
screen porch, fenced .ahrd. Garage, walk
to the beach. Year lease, 8750 month.
8350 security deposit. No pets. For
appointment call 647-5792. 2tc 'l11/26
Furnished 5 bedroom; 2 bath 2 story
brick home at 1007 Monument Ave..
Port St. Joe, 8200 damage deposit.
$600 a month, first and last month's
rent, one year lease. 639-4831.
Two cabins at Douglas Landing and 2
mobile homes at Mexico Beach. Call for'
more InformatUon.Mary 648-8278 or Ivy
after 5 p.m. and weekends, 648-4127.,
Two bedroom house with chain' link
fence, Inside completely renovated,
$325 month, $250 deposit, ,no pets
Inside. In process of painting outside.
Ready by the 1st. Call 229-2799.
Mobile home lot foi rent4 at Mexico"
Beach. Call 648-8201. tfc 11/19
Duplex apartment, 2 bdrm., in Beacon
Hill, 2 blocks from beach. 647-3220.
Safe 'N Dry Storage
302-B Reid Ave., PSI, FL
Ofc. 509 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Comer of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Gulf lre townhome, 1 bdrm., 1 bath +
loft, all appliances, dishwasher, wash-
er/dryer, $450 month plus deposit.,
648-8007. tfc 11/12
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 5xO1, 10x10
and 10x20 available now. For limited
time only, pay one month and get sec-
ond month 'free for units in our new
building. Call 227-7200 to rent today
Prime retail space for rent on Reid Ave.
Call 229-8581. tfc 11/5
Two bedroom mobile home. 639-5552.
2 bdrm. 1', 1/2 ba. mobile home, new
. carpet, fenced' yard, 1/2 mile from
beach, $350 per, mo. Includes .wate,
sewer, trash, and cable TV. One month's
deposit: No inside pets. 648-5229.
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pieti' I block from St. Joe Beach. 647-'
5106. tfe 11/5
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 tic 1 I/56
Apartments and Homes for Rent: One to
3 bedroom apartments., duplexes. and
homes for rent in .Mxico Beach.
Furnished and unfurnished. Call
Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for more
Information. tfc 11/5
Sunnyslde Apt.. 2 bd./2 ba, gulf view.
apartment. washer/dryer, microwave.
d.w.. cen. h/a, furnished or unfur-
nished. long term rental. All utilities
furnished, $600, security deposit
required. 648-5146. tic 11/5
UNFURNISHED ,. .,
* Large 2 bdrm. house; stove & refrgi .
cen. h&a. screen porch,.' carport,&,r&?
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba.. Inside .laundry rm.. ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully Icarpeted., No
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
* One bedroom apartment. washler/
,Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
.. tfc 11i /5'
For Rent: quaint building, clean, small.
easy to decorate. Ideal for small wed-
dings, receptions, dinners, great rates.
For Information call 227-1278. or,227-
1776. t, '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 opts,
PINE RIDGE APTS., 125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
< On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access o
For Rent, One Bedroom
MOSS CREEK APTS., 126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Garage Sale: Sat., Nov. 28th, Lots of Ty
Beanie Babies, recliner, lamps, clothes,
knick knacks, lots more. Don't miss this
one, 127 Barbara Dr., 8:00 till.
Yard Sale: 2 families, Friday, 8:00 a.m.
till and Saturday, 8:00 1:00. 1017
Woodward Ave., furniture, household
items, tools and fishingtackle.:
Porchi Sale: Room air freshener, binocu-
lars, Christmas lights, like new heavy
blankets, pillows, 4 legged metal cane, 3 :
wide long porch shades, and misc. Call
Full time roofer/helper positions are
available. General roofing/building:'
experience is helpful. Must have trans-
. portation and phone. Pay based on
experience and performance. Contact
Larry Duggar '1 850-229-7058. Duggar
Roofing, C-0050400. 2tp 11/26.
Behavorial aide, high school diploma
and background check required. Travel '
required to work Franklin and Gulf Co.
Send resume to: CIRC, attn: Tammy,.,
2689 Jerks Ave., Panama City, FL"
32405. 2tc 11/26
Intervention specialist. BA required.
Background check to work In Franklin
and Gull Co. Send resume to: CIRC.
attn: Tammy, 2689 Jenks Ave., Panama
City, FL 32405. 2tc 11/26
Mexidb'Beach post office contract sta-I
tion is looking for clerk. immediate
opening. For more Information call 850-
236-0978. .. 2tc 11/26
TEXAS REFINERY CORP. needs mature
person now In Port St. Joe area.
Regardless of training, write W. L.
Hopkins, Dept. W-32456, Box 711, Fort
Worth,;TX 76101-0711. 3tp 11/12
Trainee wanted, heating and air condi-
tiorilng, service and installation, St. Joe
Service Co.; 101 Garrison Ave., Port St.
Joe, 229-6914. 4tc 11/19
Teacher (Hospital/Homebound). The
Gulf County School Board is receiving
applications for Teacher (Hospital/
Homebound). Persons having applica-
tons on file in the School Board Office'
and wishing to be considered for this
position must request to have their
application submitted. Applications,and
job descriptions may be picked up at
the School Office and completed appli-
cations should be sent to Mr Larry
Mathes, Prifidipal, Wewahitchka High
School, 754. East River Rd.,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465. Application
deadline is December 1, 1998, 12:00
Noipn, C.T. The Gulf ,County School
Board is an equal opportunity employer.
The City of Mexico Beach Is accepting
applications for the position of police
officer patrolman 1. The .taring salary
Is $19,947.00 with medical Insurance.'
75% college tuition & 50% books assis-.,
tarnce, a matching retirement program,
uniforms, and more. Must meet,the.
requirements set forth by Fla.'Dept.'of
Lawn Enforcement (FDLEI. to Include
L.E. FDLE certification. Students
enrolled in a LEBS Academy will be con-
sidered. People. oral & written commu-
nication, and some computer skills
essential. Mexico Beach Police Dept.
has a strong "Community Oriented
Policing" philosophy Applicants who
share that philosophy should apply.
ApplicaUons will be accepted until 4:30'
pm (CSTI. 12/07/98 and can be
obtained by coming by City Hall located
at 118 N. 14th Street or writing: City
Hall, P. 0. Box 13425, Mexico Beach,
Florida 32410. The ,City of Mexico
Beach is an EEOC'provider.' I tc 11/26
$400 Sign On Bonus
Part and full time positions available for CNA's andc ,
Nurses. Full benefit package. SunRise of Bay St. Joe."
Apply in person at 220 Ninth Street, Port St. Joe.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Jeff Wood 227-1559
"No job ioo big, or too small" i
.27-1 7 85 '
*. Free Eslimates Insured.
-Free Estimates RF 0066770
, STUTZMAN ROOFING
Specializing in Reroofs *:
S Single-Ply & Repairs
'tWhere gualijy Is Hiaher Thart Price
Painting, Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
S (850) 229-1051.,
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel .
* Flea'Control Condominiums .
* Household Pest Coitrol New Treatment/ :
* 1: aI E .l.aie i WL "~j i .-[.:.n i :. .',,; n .: i,.j-,: i 1 3
.r PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
rir, u G 'ul C' A .urrO'u'.nr r'.
Free Estimates & Inspections
. PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
/ MINI-STORAGE \
5X10 10X10 10X20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
SASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
RA0043378 ER 0007623
For the handymann and Sportsman
We strive to meet your needs!
Hardware BLP Paints Ammunition
Hunting Supplies Mobile Home & Boat Trailer Parts
Live & Frozen Bait Tackle Gifts and Souvenirs
.306 Reid Avenue Roy Todd, Owner
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8933
CONSTRUCTION. Local company needs
foremen/heavy equipment operators.
Excellent benefits. Long-Term
Opportunities.. Drug Testing. EOE.
Send inquiries to Construction Dept..,
P. 0. Box 59117, Panama City, FL
32412. .2tc 11/26
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 posiuon must
request to have their 'application suib-
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 i November 30,
1998,' 12:00' noon E.T. The Gulf
County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer 2t 11/19
Now hiring food, servers. kitchen ielpe
and bartenders. Apply in person at The
Top of the Gulf, talk v.'ith Donna. No
phone calls please. tfc 11 /5
Welder exercise system. 4 station. 30'
exercise positions, S199. 227- 1774 or
227-1883. I .ltc' 1l/26
Singer 'Touch-Tronic 2000 memory
sewine machine, good condition. acces-
sories, as is. 229-a866.. Iltp
In-stride walker stair climber. sofa
sleeper, .wooden. dresser w/mirror,., 2
large wall mirrors, 229-9552 or 229-
Large satellite dish system, $500 obo.,
V Call 22743590. Itp
If yoi collect Beanie Babies do I have a
deal for you. I have some bears, rabbits.
and lots of retired ones and nesx sones.
Thee babies have their own tag protec-
tors. Some are hard plastic, some are
soft plasutc. And I have extra tag protec-
tob. All of this for low cost of $350. 229-
S2756 before 1:00.
Gun cabinet for sale, $60. Call for more
Remodeling, Renovation Home
Maintenance & Repairs Interior &
Exterior Painting Marine Construction
25 years experience
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
S', .. .Port St. Joe.,:.- ...
C. J.'s tawn
VACUUM YARD MACHINES* TRIM-
S MING:* ,:-.
). I will work for you;'.
Serving Mexico' Bbach, St. Joe
Beach, Port-St:Uoe and
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492
Mobile home: '85, 2bdrm., 1 1/2 ba.,
plywood floors, carpeted, custom
kitchen cabinets, nice. 827-2885.
ANTIQUES: Full bed, 2 chests of draw-
ers, drop leaf table & 6 chairs, all mid to
late Victoria, drop side table gate leg
colonial. Call for prices. Also,: reproduc-
tion drop front desk. oak finish; stereo
cabinet with radio and album turntable.
Steel buildings. Factory has cancelled
orders that must go, immediately.
Willing to cut prices drastically. 20x24,
25x26, 30x40. 40.60. Ideal
garage/workshops. Call ASAP, 1-800-
341-7007.. 2tc 11/26
Antique china cabinet and buffet, $75
each. 1920's. Entertainment center,
,20. 229-26(04. 21c 11/19
Electric hospital bed. $250. very good
condition. 229-8332 Itp
Collectables-mostly retired Beanie1'
babies and May releases. 648-5762.
AVON serving TyndaJll. the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651.
Queen and king size'water"bbeds, 12x65'
mobile home. cheap. needs repair.
Exercise bike. brass tea cart. 647-5106.
One 'Story & Clark piano. 'a contempo-
rary console. like new. 37.5" high. S895.
You move. Call 227-2019. tfc 11/5
FURNITURE: 5 Recliners
1 Antique Recliner 3 Rocking
Chairs' 1 Loveseal 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 :
Sel Th4 seUnanted I4ed
COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens.
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. t fc 10/1
Best prices in town!
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St. Joe Call
Mobile 899-0219 or
Free Estimates Your Satisfaction Our Concem
The Supply Dock, Inc. : Bayside Floorcovering
Carpet Vinyl Wood Floors Blinds
1? W w Ceramic Tile & VCT Paint
RON & FAYE WESTMARK (850) 927-2674, FAX (850) 927-3695
ISS 139B 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
648-5474 FL LIcense ER 0010992, RA0054218.
LIC. #RF0051042 RG0051008* ER 0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
Free PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
tstiptes REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 850/229-821
St. Joe Glass & Mirror
816-D 4th St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 227-3885
Mirrors Plex-Glass Furniture Tops Desk Tops
Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass
PUMP REPAIR& SALES LICENSED & INSURED
H & M IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
HAL KEELS FREE ESTIMATES 229-2738
TRADES and SERVICES
Page Eight The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Nov. 26. 1998
Moving. Need to find new home for 2
white bulldogs; male & female, spayed.
Free. Good-natured. 639-2089 .or 227-
6259. ltc 11/26
K'ITIES-Want a kitten? Come see my
family of beautiful bright-eyed babies.
Sweet, cute, playful, little angels ready
for a loving home. May babies have been
wormed, have no fleas or ear mites.
Guaranteed to give you hours of plea-
sure, each comes with their own toy.
Also looking for foster homes. Give us a
call, ask for Jenny, 647-4047. tfc 11/5
Need A Pet Sitter? I will care for your
pets while you're away, in the comfort of
their own home. Have references. Don,
647-3651. 4tc 11/12
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 tfc 9/3
Need to run erraf,Work or just a
night out. Mother of one will care for
children in my own home, Mon.-Fri.
till 5:30, Wed.-Sat. night. Casey, 648-.
9414. 2tc 11/26
Retired fire captain ~-id wife will do
housecleaning, yard ia & landscap-
ing and handyman jos. Smoke detec-
tor installation spe,^' 825. Ken or
Ann, 647-3233. 4tp I11/12
Babysitting In my hore for Christmas
shopping. Will work for 4 hr. minimum
and 6 hr. maximum, Friday, Saturday
or Sun.. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call for more
details. 648-4706. 6tp 11/5
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
A Catherine L. Collier
-1 Independent Sales
U m 211 Allen Memorial Way *
A Port St. Joe
A O0H 8)229-6460
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
OWNER: Ben Sherrill
For Sale by Owner: 2 story house for
sale, 2050 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 ba.,
large covered front & back porch.
Features 16x32 master bdrm. w/walk-
in closet. Garden tub & shower, sunken
den, fireplace, surround sound set-up..
Formal dining room, breakfast nook,
12x16 utility shed. 101 Yaupon St. By
appointment only. tfc 11/26
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 9/3
WATERFRONT home on 1.5 acres on
Dead Lakes in Wewa. 3 bdrm., 2 ba.
Very nice. 639-2089 or 227-6259.
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, 105 Yaupon St. Call 227-1568 for'
appointment. 4tc 11/5
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd.. with sepUc
tank & well. $2,500 down, $132.16 mo.
Call George. 229-6031. tfc 11/5
PIANO LESSONS limited spaces
available for private instirucUon by well-
known Florida teacher. Phone 648-
;4041. 4tp 11/12
Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
Th is area s most experienced relnimshers.
827-6828 ask for Dusty
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC eER00131a8* -INSUPEDr
V & 1 Enterprises
BASIC LAWN CARE
We Monicure Your Lawn to Your
850-647-5722, fax 647-3870,
Cell 850-227-6738 tc 7/2
at Barfield's Lawn &
Garden, 302-B Reid Ave.
'New,& used mowers &
TH' CABINETr HOPPE
JEFF POWELL, OWNER OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
580 Palmetto Dr., Oversueet Phone 6-18--088
Port St Joe, FL 32156 fc7,1, Fax 6-8-8752
PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
.,,, REPAIR AND REMODELING
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
21c 9/17 -, Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (850) 229-9292 P. O. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Pcerce Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Healing'* Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State iUc. #RA0066486 229-COOL
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating *Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair
Townhome, Cape San Bias. -Iike new,
numerous improvements. security gate,
magnificent view. of,. the, gulf. Great
rental investment. Must see. 850-227-
3351. tUc 11 /5
GULF VIEW Large mobile home lot in
restricted subdivision. High elevation,
paved streets, city water & chain link
fence on boundaries. Located on Auger'
Ave. and Sunray Court, Beacon Hill,.
$35,000. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. for further info. 850-648-
5777. tfc 11/5
Home for' sale by owner: brick home. 1I
1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths. family room. sun
room. Formal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen. & breakfast nook,hot'"
tub, swimming pool, large deck, fenced
in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heating &
cooling. Location 103 20th St., PSJ
(904) 229-8409. By appointment only.
SLc 1 /5
Lots for Sale: Port St. Joe. high and dry,
ready to build on. no fill needed. Corner
of Palm Blvd. and 19th Street on canal..
Call Phil 227-2112 or 229-8409.
54# *iiia S 44' 74 e$sa
* ieslaenriOl Cu.tom Wood:.
* CormerciOal inauiria
A R Fence
feaseig and Coeecrte Work
Albert Relschroann FREE Eblimales
EIN #593115646 (850) 647-4047 -
J Good Work Doesn't Cost,
ST. JOE TREE AND
Brush Chipping, Stump Grinding
and Logging ,, INSURED
6924 Alabama Avenue Port St. Joe
BOB'S PAINT &C
30.Continuous Years of'
Automotive Body Repair :
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
108 Sunset Circle PSJ
This 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom
home is newly renovated with many extras.
Custom kitchen, study, living rm., dining rm,
fireplace. Great outdoor l;v;ng area, covered
deck, summer krchen, 18'x36' in-ground
pool. This home sits on 1/2 acre in a great
neighborhood. Very motivated to sell. MUST
SEE! By Appt. only 227-7535. Asking
-!12 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready
to move onto.
financing with 10%
down. Call Billy
& PET PORTRAITS
250 Bay St. St. Joe Beach, FL
A Professional Tile Setter
with 26 yrs. experience
'No Nob loo BIG or loo Small
P. 0. Box 790 Wewahitchka
Over 50 colors to choose from.
Also specializing in:
Call Tim, "The
Mobile # 227-5424
TREE SERVICE & MAINTENANCE
40 Years Experience 648-8770
,Afltentti to etai,
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry &. architectural details
repairs remodels decks fences
Insured License #RR0067190
"Small Jobs Our Spedlty"
25 Yrs Experience
Free Estimates 9114
HOURLY WORK I
REPAIR or REPLACEMENT
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEAI
_ CARPET CLEANING
S* Odor Control 24 Hr. Water Damage
SPet Stains Free Estimates
( (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEAI
REAL ESTATE I REAL ESTATE
Resort Realty of
St. George Island
Two window small air conditioner units.
Call 229-6061 or 229-6961. tfc 11/12
a MOVING & DELIVER&
PROMPT, CARING SERVICE
O 'dorWe load rented trucks
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9899-O8 '
The Gulf County Board of Count, Cco ir'.r ,oner ,
will receive sealed bids from any person, company.
or co.rporator irn iei'e.d in pr-.iding the County
wivh the following goods. services
One (1) New Hydro-seeder ,
Complete bid speciflcanons are on file i, the Office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Gull County
Should you haVe an\ quesuons call Joe Danlord at
Delivery Date must be specified, liquidated dam-
ae.. for failure t deliver .,n the specl'ied date mill
be -25 00 per dav
Please inrdlcate on the envelope that dhis Is a
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER
BIdi all be recenied until 500 clock. PM.
Ea-tem Tune on December 7. 1996. at the Office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Counrt 1000 Cecil G
Cosun. Sr Bld R.>om 148. Purn St Joe. Flonda
32456 TFeleph.,ne 850-229 61121
The Board re_;rres the right to reject any and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
Bl TOMMY1 KFJOX CHAIRMAN
2tc No'ember 19 and 26 1998
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY.
IN RE ESTATE OF PROBATE DRi.SiON
GEORGE DEMPSEY HERRING
Deceased FILE NO.B 98-70-CP
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The admilniucuon of the e.,tate of GEORGE
DEMPSEY HERRING deceased. File Number 9.-
70-CP. Is pending in the Circuit Court for Gul
Count v Fl.,nda. Probate Division. the addieeai of
which Is Gull County Courthouse 1000 Fifth
Street. Port S Joe. Flonda 32456 The names and
addresleR ol ihe Pe -)onal Representauves arid he
Personal Reprysenltmnes attorney are set forth
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All persons on whom this notice is served
who have objection- that challenge the validity of
the %ll. ithe qualificauon- of dhe Perional
Represenaue. venue., or lun.dicton of dus Court.
are required to ile their objecuons with this Count
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (31 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 1301 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All .redTH.. o0t1 the decedent and other per-
;ons ha ng lain ,;.r .demands against decedent -
tLale on rah..m 3 r.:.py ol this nuuce Is- er.ed uwith
In three 131 m.nth, after the date of the irsat pub
licauorn ifhid n rtice must ale their claims wiVth
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE 131
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB.
LICATION OFr THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (301 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All othe .-,reditors. of the decedent and per-
St. George Island
St. George Island
ST. JOSEPH BAY OFFICE
s 1520 C.R. C-30, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 227-2000 888-227-2110
Cape San Bias Estates: Beach Front Lot. 61' Gulf frontage x 400'
deep. Natural vegetation. $149,500. MLS#2768
Cape San Bias: Surfside Estates. Gulf side and interior lots with
Gulf access. Great location. Prices start at $18,500.
St. Joe Beach, Seashores: Gulf View. Ready for building, under-
ground utilities, water & sewer. 1 block to beach. $24,500. MLS#2421
St. Joe Beach Acreage: Approximately 15 acres of timberland
zoned mixed commercial-residential, just 2 blocks from Highway 98.
Paved road, 480.50 frontage. Great potential! $285,000. MLS#261 4.
@1998The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. The Prudential and are registered service marks
of The Prudential Insurance Company of America Equal Housing Opportunity.
Each Company Independently Owned and Operated
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc.
1402 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL
850-648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959
BARBARA C. HARMON, Broker/Owner Barbara Mannon, Assocate 850-647-5004
Susan Gaylor, Associate, 850.6485401
704 Hwy. 98 Unobstructed gulf view zoned general
commercial (2) 50'xl50' lots on Hwy. 98. 100' Hwy. 98
frontage. Zoning will allow single or multi-family use as well
as commercial Completely fenced! $275,000.
1220 N. 15th St. 2BR/1,BA stilt home on large 75'x185'
lot. In quiet residential neighborhood within walking distance
to the beach with easy access!! $68,000.
Long Terms Rentals Available
Furnished and Unfurnished
H"a& A a t Ai H y Tha tkjyiuj!!!
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims witthis Court
WITrHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF-
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
The date of first publication of this Nouce I
November 19, 1998.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Florida Bar No,, 699070 .
Joan C. Herring
P. O. Box 155
Wewahltchka, FL 32465
2tc. November 19 and 26 1998
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
'IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK.
PlamdliSl .) CASE NO. 98-0755 CA'
SONJAP TUTTLE. e al '
QNO QCE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortcage Foreclosure dated,
October 20. 1998. and entered In Case No 98-
0755 CA of the Curcut Court of the FOURrEErTH
Judicial Circuit In and for GULF County. Flonda
wherein FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK is the
Plainuiff and SONJA P. TUTTLE; TENANT #1
N/K/A JOHN TUrYTLE are the Defendants. I will.
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the
LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
11:00 a.m EST on tihe 9 day of December, 1998,
the Illowing described property as -.ci forth In said
FARMS a62 AND #83 GULF COLINTY '
FARMS UNIT THREE COMMENCE AT THE '
NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 30.
TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH. PANGE 9 WEST
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA THENCE S 3
DEGREES 03 MINULriS 30 SECONDS E
ALONG THE W LINE OF SAID SECTION 30
FOR 2472 20 FEET: THENCE N 71
DEGREES 43 MINUTES 40 SECONDS E T
ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF A 60 FEET STREET FOR 696 65 fT
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE
CONTINUE N 71 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 40
SECONDS E ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR 60000) FEET
STHENCE S IS DEGREES 16 MINUTES 20
SECONDS FOR72600FEET THENCE S
7 I DEGREES 43 MINUTES 40 SECONDS W
FOR 60000 FEET TO THE EASTERLY
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A 60 FEET
STREET THENCE N I, DEGREES 16 MIN.'
UTES 20 SECONDS W ALONG SAID EAST-
ERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR 72600
FEET TO THE POiNT OF BEGINNING.
SUBJECT TO A RESERVATION OF ALL THE OIL,"
GAS AND MINERALS. 9
a/k/a: 662 MEYERS ROAD
WEWAHITCHKA FL 32465
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Courtohn 10-20-98. .
Clerk of the Circult Court
.. By T Kox
... Deputy3 Clerk
.PSee Attachment for Amerans with Disabilitles
In accordance with the Amerttan-s ith Disabilities
Act. persons needing a special accommodation to
participate in thlu proceeding should contact Gulf
County Courthou'e .850-22 6113 (TDD)
2tc. November 26 and DecemDer 3. 1998.
T R A D E S and SERVICES