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Area Churches Present
Christmas Programs Page 38
Mill Workers to be Honored
With Meal Details on Page 3A
Tour of Homes Saturday
Story, Photos on Page 4A
Wewahitchka Tiny Mites
Win Super Bowl Page 11A
PSJ Parade Scenes Page 1IOA
Sharks Football Season Ends
Stats on Page 12A
Variety Show Tuesday for
Workers & Families
P' Where? When? Page 3A
See Basketball Coverage
Legion Home Changes
Hands See Page 18
PSJ to Host "Shootout"
Dates, Times on Page 12A
Santa is set to pay
Wewahitchka a long visit
Saturday. December 12. as the
community enjoys its annual
Christmas festival and parade
during day-long activities.
The Christmas festival is
planned to kick off at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday morning at Lake Alice
Park and last until 2:00 p.m.
There will be talented._live
entertainment. arts and craffs.
several food booths, games and
rides. Oh, yeah-and let's not for-
get Santa will Pe on hand to visit
with the youngsters.
Parade at Sunset
Wewahitchka historically fea-
tures one of the finest Christmas
parades in the area.
The parade will run from
south to north on Main Street
beginning at sunset (approxi-
mately 5:15 p.m. CT). Plans are
being made to do things a little
different than in the past: the
parade will end at Lake Alice Park
(rather than at the courthouse).
Once at the park, everyone is
invited to join In the lighting of a,
new community Christmas tree.
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Plus 34 Tax... 3 5 .
Rates Set for Industrial Park
Santa arrived in
Port St. Joe right on
time Saturday aboard
the law enforcement
helicopter. A record
number of people were
on hand to greet the
visitor on his arrival.
A giant, colorful
parade greeted him as
he made his annual
ance. It took approxi-
mately 45 minutes for
the entire procession to
proceed north on Reid
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Volunteers to Begin Operation ofALS Jan. 1
Agree to Compromise Plan for Using Volunteers Along With Professionals
Gulf County commissioners
agreed to a compromise plan for
ambulance volunteers to upgrade
service in north Gulfl County to
Advanced. Life Support (ALS)
beginning January 1, 1999 dur-
ing their regular ineeting Tuesday.
As one: of the hottest topics
the commission has addressed in
quite some tine, the controversy
over who and how ALS service will
be provided now seems to have
It all began a few months ago
when commissioners unanimotis-
, ly agreed that it was time to move
.ahead with plans to upgrade the
service in north Gulf County from
Basic Life Support (BLS) to
Advanced Life Support (ALS).
At that time the board com-
fitted themselves to making
every effort to have ALS service in
place as soon as possible.
The board looked at two basic
ways to provide the service-one
using Bay .Ambulance in conj'unc-
tion with the Wewahitchka volun-
teers, and the other expanding
South Gulf County system into a
county-wide service in conjunc-
tion with Wewahitchka volun-
By a 3-2 vote. commissioners
went with the .Gulf County' sys-
tem, btit 'neither residents nor
county commissioners from the
northern end of the county sup-
ported the decision.
)uring.th'e board's last meet-
ing (November 24th), they agreed
to the basic details of a compro-
mise after a lengthy discussion
Cox Faces Additional
Charges of Pornography
Tuesday, December 8th, Gary At the time of the original
Cox, a 31 white male resident of arrest, a computer was taken into
Wewahitchka, was arrested and custody during a search by inves-
charged with 14 counts of child tigators. Later review of the mate-
pornography, The warrant was a rial stored on the computer
result of an inquiry led by revealed the pornographic materi-
IT.ikV el to r Rickr Tolbert of the al.
Gulf County Sheriff's Depart-.
The investigation and'ensuing
arrest stemmed from an October
,31st arrest of the suspect; Cox
was then charged with the pos-
session and cultivation of mari-
juana in his home.
Altogether, 14 photographs of
children under the age of 16 per-
forming sexual acts were discov-
ered during the probe of the con-
fiscated equipment. .
Cox was released late
Tuesday on a $7,500 bond set by
Circuit Judge Dee Dee Costello.
The proposal passed by a vote
of 4-1, with Commissioner
Nathan Peters, Jr. casting the
only opposing vote. Peters stated
he feels the proposal still. divides
the county and it should all be
under one system.
with concerned resideiits.
A committee comprised of
Wewahitchka ambulance person-
nel, Dr. Michael Barnes, Gulf
County. Ambulance Director
Shane McGuffin, and County
Administrator Don Butler was
appointed to hash out the details
That proposal was presented
Tuesday evening by David Bidwell
(committee m ember). He outlined
an ALS system that would Include
one paramedic on duty 24 hours
a day, supported by volunteers on
call. Once the units have arrived
at the scene of the call, it will be
determined whether the call
requires ALS or BLS support and
would be treated accordingly.
The plan also calls for the
addition of an EMT in service for
eight hours per day, six days per
week at the station.
Dr. Barnes will continue to
serve as the medical director,
Houston Whitfield, would. be the
part-time ambulance director,
and Ann Nunnery will be the
president of the ambulance ser-
The budget presented to oper-
ate the system is $201,797.60-
approximately half of which will
be paid as salaries to the para-
medics and EMT positions.
Volunteers would also contin-
ue. to be paid on a per run basis
with EMTs receiving $30 per run
and drivers $25 per run.
Billing for the system will
continue to be done by the coun-
ty under Gulf County Ambulance
Director Shane McGuffin.
Firm With 2-300 Jobs Interested
In Leasing Building Already
Built on Dalkeith Location
Gulf County commissioners set a monthly lease rate at $4,000 for
the Gulf County Industrial Park (just south of Wewahitchka) as they
crossed their fingers hoping that new jobs for the area could be around
Don Butler, county administrator. informed the board that talks
were currently ongoing with two possible tenants.
Gulf County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Diane Scholz
had notified Gulf County. the City of Port St. Joe, and several others of
negotiations she has been involved in for several weeks with a firm inter-
ested In locating In the area.
In her letter, she explained that the company has the potential to
employ 200 to 300 workers in the manufacturing of an environmentally
."This is the most viable interest shown In the past six months from
a company that matches the overall assets of this county," she said.
As reported in last week's edition of The Star, Scholz identified the
firm as one which will produce an environmentally important product
capable of removing pollutants from the environment.
The firm has discussed leasing the county's industrial park as a
start-up site, then expanding in the future to a location along the Gulf
County Canal to take advantage of rail and port facilities available at that
Rep. Boyd Joining
Effort to Support
Laid Off Workers
In a letter to Florida
Department of Labor and
Employment Security Secretary
Doug Jamerson drafted early this
week, Congressional Represen-
tative Allen Boyd addressed the
dilemma facing some 465 employ-
ees displaced by the shutdown of
Florida Coast Paper Company.
He addressed the frustration
of the workers resulting from the
Indefinite nature of the mill's clo-
.' 'sure in' Augustand the fact ta
expiratiorr of their unemployment
Insurance .benefits is now staring
them in the face.
The employees remain in
hopeful anticipation of the possi-
bility that operations may
resume, and most are still refrain-
ing from seeking alternative
employment; They simply would
like to return to their jobs with,
In the correspondence to the
labor secretary, Boyd referred to
prior inquiries by his office
regarding the pursuit of alterna-
tive relief for employees as unem-
ployment benefits begin to expire.
Jamerson's staff had indicat-
ed there was work in progress to
provide assistance under a
Boyd commended the secre-
Stary on his office's quick action in
addressing the hardship faced by
Gulf County, and offered support
in the process to easetheburden
for the employees and their fami-
As of press time, news of the
future of Florida Coast Paper
Company was still "no news".
Employees can only wait, and
hope, that "no news" .becomes
County commissioners were
interested in learning more about
the location inquiry and agreed to
help and support the process any
way they could. Both the City of
Port St. Joe and the county com-
missioners expressed interest In
setting up a workshop with the
parties involved to see how they
might be of further assistance.
We Need Tax Incentives
This sparked another conver-
sation concerning what the coun-
ty needs to do in order to promote
new Jobs and business location. :
"You have to do whatever it
takes to get new job and industry
to locate here," Leonard Costin
told the board.
He used Tallahassee as an
example, *stating that the city" had
built buildings and given land in
order to entice companies to
Commissioner Billy Traylor
agreed stating that one of the first
things the board needs to do, even
if it means calling a special coun-
ty-wide election, is to get the tax
incentive referendum back before
(See RATES SET on Page 9A)
New Post Office
Work started this week on
Port St. Joe's new Post Office,
being built at the corner of
Highway 71 and Garrison
The building is being built
and owned by Richard Crumb of
NiceVille, under contract to the
U.S. Postal Service. The new
building will be considerably
larger than the ,present office
and will occupy the entire block
upon which it is situated.
No details were available at
press time as to particulars
about the building, but it is
scheduled for completion by
early fall of 1999.
Mount Up and Head 'em Out
Police officers David Cross and Troy Simmons mount two of the four new bicycles now operated by
the Port St. Joe Police Department. The new bikes were purchased with a grant and will be used on light
patrol duty. The bicycles offer a new dimension for the department which it has never had before. The
officers may look like English "Bobbies," but their actions will be entirely American.
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1998
ONE WOULD THINK COMMERCE was moving right along at
a brisk pace around here with the things which are happening [in
addition to the uncertainties about the future of the paper mill].
Other than this matter, things are going gung-ho here in Gulf
County; couldn't be better or more promising.
Take the matter of the marina and its future. The facility isn't
even; finished, yet, and already firms are knocking at the door,
seeking the opportunity to lease and operate it and surrounding
property. The surrounding land hasn't even been opened up to be
leased as yet. But, the complex is on the water front and we sup-
pose this makes it extra desirable.
There were' those who opposed the building of the marina,
thinking It would, be an albatross hanging around the city's neck,
causing it all sorts of financial woes.
Is appears now as if nothing could be farther from the actual
scheme of things. : :
THEN, THERE IS THE MATTER of the proposed new post
office for Port St. Joe. A new building has, been proposed and
designed which is three times as large as the current post office..
Last week, work started on building this huge new office.
It is no longer rumored or talked about. It is becoming a real-
ity. By this time next year, Port St. Joe -will have its spanking new
enlarged post office building. sitting in the middle of the block at
the corner of Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard and Garrison Avenue,
with the remainder of the block landscaped and paved into park-.
Somebody believes in Port St. Joe.
THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY IS enlarging in a community
where the census has been at a standstill or declining slightly for
the past few years.
The elementary school is moving right along with its expansion
program as planned. The Gulf/Franklin Center, which'was only
completed and opened this year, is already 'on the drawing board
with plans for an expansion program, to be constructed next year.'
The)Capital City Bank has purchased the First Union outlet in
this city and Monday, when you awoke, it had already changed
hands and was briskly doing business.
Capital City isn't in the habit of taking risks.
Several new business have opened lately. such as the Radio
Shack outlet and the Clothes Tree with more planning to open.
All of this progressive activity speaks well for the future of Port
St. Joe and more is in the planning stage.
Parade A I"Crowd-Pleaser"..
THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE came off with lying col-
ors Saturday, in weather fit for any event except snow skiing and
ice skating. The crowds came out in droves and witnessed one of
the best parades we have experienced in Port St. :Joe in several
years. Several people are responsible for promoting the parade, led
by Tonya Nixon.-You,'did a good job, Tonyal 0-., 0 A',i onw -,u,
The annual parade is one of the oldest 'events offered-in this
vicinity, with many communities and cities mimicking Port SC Joe
and its efforts. The parade has always been an entertaining spec-
tacle at Christmas time and this year was no exception. Santa
arriving via helicopter set off the festivities and set the pace for a
city the size of Port St. Joe.
THIS WEEK END IS THE DATE for the Wewahitchka
Christmas parade and that small Gulf County city does a cred-
itable job of promoting its event also. Carolyn Husband is the dri-
ving force behind this effort and she always does a fine job and,
has something interesting to offer the viewers who attend to wit-1
ness the feslivities.
You'll find the best of efforts in Gulf County. without having to .
travel to some other county to view-a quality Christmas parade. It .
has always been so and it always will continue to be so. Your Gulf
County merchants produce parades to adequately get the people
in the Christmas mood, even- if it is 75 degrees. The merchants in
both communities do it because they are a part of their respective
communities and consider the residents of the communities as
their special friends.
Between the merchants and the churches one gets the full
meaning of Christmas in Gulf County. It isn't'all commercialized,
either. There's more than a little reminder of the true reason for
the season! .
Hunker Down With Kes
-by Kesley Colbert
Sometimes We Got Outside Help
"Folks that read my little effort
here are more cultured up than I
have given them credit for. I men-
tioned a few homemade remedies.
last week, and danged Ifa bunch.
of you didn't stop meto tell me
you'd ,worn a mustard poultice.
had a wart rubbed off, dabbed cob-
webs on a cut, carried a magnet for
arthritis .... ,
I was impressed . and
thankful. I was a little shy in writ-
ing 'em down, for fear. that you'd
think I was making themup.,.,
If I'd 'a known you were ready,
for it, I'd 'a thrown in that boiling
pot of cabbage .for, enticing, up
tapeworms. I would have passed!
along that if your stomach has the.
gripe, or dysentery has you on .the
run, grind up the bark from the
north side of a persimmon tree.
into a dark, rich tea.
If your asthma is coming on
strong get you one of those little,.'
Chihuahua dogs. If you've got a. big
boil on your leg cut an Irish potato
in two and wrap it tightly on the
infected area and leave it
If the whooping cough really
gets bad put a drop of the child's
blood on a grain of corn and feed it
to a black hen ..
,Listen, I've got more sure-fire,
down-home: remedies than,
Carter's got little liver pills
But several, of you asked me if
we believed, in store bought medi-
cine. Sure, we did! I didn't say we,
were weird-we just lived way, out
in the country where lots :of, the
time you had to make do with what
you had. .
Momma was pretty high, on
Black Drought when we could
afford it. We'd .hear 'em sing, the
virtues of it every Saturday night
on the Grand Ole Opry, and if Roy ,
and' Red and Little Jimmy and.
Cousin Minnie thought it was.;
alright .... that was good enough
And it sure was a favorite if
your stomach had the churns. I
think we preferred it over S-S-S,
tonic, although I couldn't tell there
was a difference. They were both
so dark you couldn't really "make
out",what was in either one.
White Cloverine Brand Salve
was a muld-purposed commodity.
You could rub it on your chest as a
soothing agent. A small dab under
your nose would de-vapor lock
your sinus passages. It would also
put a good shine on your shoes.
slick up your black side-wall tires.
stop a squeaky door hinge and it
made a great hair pomade ....
We actually preferred the store
bought medicine/when we could
get it. Man would be a fool to
"take" bark root tea or the brine off
of last year's canned kraut if there,
was any other choice! .
We. all used Fletcher's
Castoria. It looked like a thick.
batch of mineral oil. And it was
amazing -stuff if your stomach. was
locked up on you; a good dose of
Flekcher's would get everything
If your stomach was balky or,
spinning and throwing everything
you ate back up the way it came,
Fletcher's would settle it down
quicker than two quarts of Milk of
Magnesia. If you had the opposite
problem and things were rushing
right on through,. well, you
guessed it-a couple of big swigs
on that lemony looking liquid
would tighten you right up.
Leon allowed it had to be;the.
smartest product on the market,
"The trick that sets Fletcher's
above all the rest and just boggles
the mind Is-it always seems to
know when to do what! Listen, If
that concoction ever turns on you
or gets confused somebody is going'
be in a world of hurt!"
I've already mentioned Carter's
Little Liver Pills. We never used
them. I'reckon we all 'had fairly-
healthy livers. Dad thought th6
name was somewhat suspicious;
"Does it just work on little livers?"
I read years later that. the Food,
and Drug Administration. flnally
made 'em .drop the "liver" portion
of their title 'cause they could find
no connection between what the
pills actually did and anybody's
Leon or Daddy could've told
you that in 1955!
Hadocol came highly recom-
mended. It was a "patent medi-
cine" so I reckon that made it bet-
ter than the rest. The "only" thing;
it claimed to be good for was, ner-
vous troubles.. headaches. consti-"
pation, rheumatism, dyspepsia,
kidney, disorders, diarrlhea,,malar-
Ia, neuralgia, pleurisy, croup,
fever, bronchial pains, eczema;
boils, 'debility;, catarrh, colic,
mumps, hot flashes, chills, morn-
ing sickness, scroflila. warts and
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
What Is the Reason for Our Season Being So .Pleaing?.
A STRANGER WALKED into
the office the other day-last
Thursday, I think it was-and
remarked that he was in town
working on the new post office
building. He remarked. "The
weather here is fantastic I
haven't used any outside energy
to either heat or cool in the past
,He remarked about stints he
had lived in New York,
Philadelphia, Chicago The
weather in all these places had
needed some help, either cooling
or heating, to make them. livable.
Here, in Port St. Joe, he: as
thoroughly enjoying himself and
he expressed himself by saying'
he thought the weather was per-
All I could. think, of, .was,
"Wait till August!"
LATER THAT SAME day, I
was driving down the street, lis-
tening to the radio and I heard a
report on the length of the' day,
... by Wesley Ramsey
the position of the moon. etc. It Channel 7 the other night,
seems as i1 we're about two showed a man lolling on the
'weeks from the, shortest day of beach, in a bathing suit, taking a
:the year. After that, the days will sun bath. It's been that warm.
gradually get longer until June I remember, several years
21, when we will experience the ago, while my daddy was living
longest. day-of sunshine'--we: in PortSt. Joe, working on build-
will have during the year. '. ing the paper mill, while his fam-
These- longest and shortest: .,ily, was still living in Oklahoma,
days are what cause our winter he wrote us a letter around the
and out summer. -They are.offi- f..irst of. the -.year, and he
cially the first day of each of the described his trip top the beach to
, two seasons. Our weather must swim-on Christmas dayl-and
be fouled up somewhat. It's defi- how he had enjoyed it.
nitely: not winter temperatures "'
, outside. It's more like the calen- IT. MAY BE DUE to global
,dar.-got its days mixed up. warming and it may not be. The
SThe weather news on warm temperatures, may be just
a cyclical phenomenon. B.it, it is
The other, night.. NBC-TV
showed the ,lighting of the
Christmas tree, ,in Rockefeller
Center and. the temperature-at
8:30-was almost in the 60s. The
female performers had on flimsy
dresses, off the shoulder-way
off! and Garth Brooks had on
shirt sleeves .without a jacket.
Kristi Yamaguchi ice skated in
her short nightgown and :all the
performances-W ere done outside.
* Nobody seemed to be uncom-
This went on for a. full hour.
.-Last year, in Port St. Joe, we
had a tree-lighting ceremony on
the order of the one at,
Rockefeller Center, and the cere-
moany took a long, cold, 10 min-
utes. Mayor Johnny Linton wast-
ed .no', time switching on the
lights arid dashing toward where
it was -warm!
My camera shutter nearly
It CANget cold, here ,
PERHAPS YOU, TOO,
remember the freeze of 'around
1990. It fell to the sub-teens one
night-about. ,.five, degrees,. I
ing every water pipe under a'
house. All the plumbers' stayed,
busy for. a week, the hardware
stores' all sold out of pipe fit-
tings;' pumps, 'etc,," and, the cit-
rus froze as far south as
It was cold!
You see, it not only can- be
seasonably cold; it can ibe warm
as- well. It all depends ,on how"
Mother Nature feels at the time. ,
Then it came an ice storm
one Saturday afternoon, a few
years ago. It sleeted for a couple
of hours and turned .off cold
'again. People left water running
on shrubs, trees, and lawns, .to
make interesting ice patterns
and make me come but inh lth
cold the next day'to shoot sever-
al rolls of 'pittures.
I GUESS WHAT. I am trying
to. say, is th's; just consider your-
self lucky at having the warm
weather tololl abput ,in at this
time. of the year. It can-and
has-been mighty cold, also! t
Personally, I'll,take all-I can
get of this kind of weather. Ever'
since I started getting long in the
tooth, cold- weather has, started
leaving me well ,'. cold' It
sets off my. arthritis, clogs tip my,
sinuses and'makes me dig out
my sweaters to wear.. Everybody
else at the office wears short
sleeved shirts while, I. go about
my task, wearing my sweater. '
"'' used to 'make fun of 'Cuiz
Vandevender during the summer
time, when he would remark, "It
doesn't get too hot for me!"
I know, now, what you
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1998
Mill Workers to be Honored With Meal
Merchants and Local Businessmen Join Together to Support FCPC Employees;
$17,500 Worth of Groceries Will be Distributed this Saturday in Port St. Joe
,- *This Saturday, December
12thl, 465 laid off mill workers
and-their families will be honored
with a complete Christmas din-
ner,- courtesy of local merchants
"Local merchants of this
community care about, these
workers and they want to join
together to do something good for
them during this Christmas holi-
clay-season," said George Duren,
owner of Duren's Piggly Wiggly
and one of the meal organizers.
Duren said he was aware that
many of the laid off workers were
fortunate to have had some other
opportunities that have helped
there ward off much of the nega-
tive economic impact during the
He encouraged all workers to
participate in the food distribu-
tion Saturday, urging those that
were more fortunate to share their
bounty .with persons they might
know who were less fortunate.
Approximately $17,500 worth
of food will be given out between
the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Saturday (December 12) in the
parking lot of Duren's Piggly
Wiggly, located at 510 Cecil G.,
Costin Sr. Boulevard in Port St.
Mill employees will receive all
the makings for a full course meal
and more for their families. A 12-
14 pound turkey, three pound
canned ham, canned goods (corn,
green beans and yams), 10 pound
bag of potatoes, cake mix and
frosting, a loaf of bread, 1/2 gal-.
lonr of milk, Register's sausage, a-
dozen large eggs, potato chips,
two liters of Coke, and Pepsi, cook-
ies, and corn pops.
Even youth groups from sev-
eral local churches are involved in
helping furnish supplies for the
meal by raising funds to pay for
one of the vegetables being.
"What started out as a simple
request for assistance has mush-
roomed into a full-fledged dinner
and then some, thanks to the
efforts. of Mr. Duren and other
concerned folks," said U.P.I.U.
president John Reeves.
Members of the United'
Union, the International Brother-
hood of ; Electrical Workers and
the International Aerospace and
Machinists Union have all joined
forces to help organize the event
and contact mill workers.
Each of the workers have
received a coupon-letter advising,
them of the time and location of
the event. The coupon-letter must
be presented Saturday in order to
receive the above-mentioned
"These are the church-going,
family-oriented. salt of the earth
people of our county. They are the
working people who have carried
thLe load of our society throughout
history. We certainly hope they
will allow 'us to honor them by
participating with us Saturday,"
'A brief ceremony and prayer
will be held at 8:00 ET to start the
Because of the perishable
nature of several of the items
being given this is a one day only
Any employees unable to pick
up the dinner Items on Saturday
should arrange for a family mem-
bert to redeem the coupon for
In the photo above. George Duren, the owner of Duren's Piggly
Wiggly, and Robert Boykin, the assistant store manager, inspect
some of the $17,000 worth of food being received for Saturday's
meal disbursement to laid off FCPC mill workers.
Pedestrian Crosswalks Would Minimize Danger
Dear Sir: ,
Today pur community lost a
much loved and respected senior
citizen in Mexico Beach as the
bloodletting of pedestrians on our
highway continues. The only sig-
nificance to this unnecessary
death is that it will help Florida
continue to lead the nation, as it
has for years. as the state with
the leading number of pedestrian
fatalities. Blame is almost always
placed upon the pedestrian but
the responsibility really lies as
For years, the driving public
and legislature have ignored the
pedestrian. There is no excuse. To
the driving public the pedestrian
is an Irritant who only delays
their arrival-even if it is by only a
few seconds. Sadly, the driver's
saved seconds will seldom serve
a-iy worthwhife- purpose but
rqaher will be frittered'away.
Yet to the 'driver:'his or her
time is much more important
than the pedestrian's right to live.
Today It appeal* that a common
perception is that another person
has no right to live if their exis-
tence should interfere in the
slightest with what a person Is
dbing. Speed and wanton disre-
ghrd for traffic laws established
for the safety of others are the dri-
ver's order of the day.
The legislature and civic orga-
nizations have neglected their
responsibility in promoting the
(From Page 2)
pim ples. .:". -, .:. :
ilIt was also a heart' regulator
and a blood purifier.
It also went off the market just.
as soon as the federal government
passed 'a law saying you had to
write down every ingredient that
was in your medicine and display'
in' a prominent way on each bottle!
Whiskey and, swamp water
didn't impress too many label
readers . .
Doan's Pills were good for your
ailing, back. One dose of Dr.
Drake's "German Remedy"" Croup
Elixir would fix you right up. And
Vick's vapor rub could be used for
near 'bout anything.
Dr. LeGear's Lice Powder,
White Rose Salve' (advertised
nationally in the Grit paper), those
two bearded 'brothers with the
cherry flavored cough drops, St.'
Joseph aspirin .!... listen, our cup
was virtually running over -with
store bought remedies ...
And' we used them from time
to. time. We just didn't depend on
em like we would turpentine and
sassafras tea . and the-good
graces of the Almighty.
We seemed to "make out"
alright. And there might be more
merit in those old fashioned reme-
dies than we tend to credit them .
SOne of my boys was sick a few
years back and, ou, friendly drug-
gist recommended techhichloride
"What is this stuff'?" I wasn't
4bout to give my son something
that could hurt him!
The older one, who knows me
pretty well, leaned over the'
counter and whispered, "It's a
fancy pharmaceutical term for coal
oil in a pill form."
Made Me Feel Better,
safety of pedestrians. The law
does state that pedestrians have
priority .in crossing streets at
intersections If they have allowed
an approaching vehicle sufficient
Lime to stop. But this law is
ignored (probably unknown) by
the public and not enforced by the
Pedestrian crosswalks would
at least make drivers aware that
pedestrians have a right to cross
the street without danger, but
other than at school zones they
are nonexistent in this state.
Other states have become aware
of the danger to pedestrians and
passed laws which mandate
pedestrian crosswalks and give
right of way to pedestrians in the
'crosswalk at all times. Often signs
are posted just before the cross-
walk stating this fact. Such cross-
, walks',work and 'we .need .them
too *.. -..., ,. '.. ; :. -
There is a national movement
towards improved health through
Two Heads ...
Based on the premise that
two heads are better than one,
may I make the following sugges-
tion. It has to do with the eco-
nomic crisis in this area.
Would it be plausible to have
a SUGGESTION BOX placed in
the Post Office and/or City Hall
where individuals could drop
ideas and suggestions?
Think tanks have proven to
be effective, so it is not beyond the
realm of .possibility that Gulf
County planners would welcome
the opportunity to draw on the
mental agility of its citizens at this
time of unemployment despair.
'*"': PortSt Joe "'.'
P.S. One of my suggestions
would be to' have the antique
"dealers" in this area organize a..
gathering similar to the popular
television show known as the
Antique Road Show.; In fact,
maybe the Antique Road Show
would come to Port St. Joe. Its
advertising is so well spread it
could attract a lot-of .tourists to
this area. ,:
OIL M. I-
exercise, and walking has' become Ilr l lII1
a leading choice to accomplish u ni I s I II
this. With Florida's fine weather,
we surely have more pedestrians P Oce to Make
enjoying the sun and warmth Proceeds to Make
than many other states. Florida
should therefore have been a What a deal for the price of
leader in protecting the pedestri- one 810 toy for admission, you
an's rights but sadly has neglect- can enjoy some of this area's
ed its duty. finest talent and help enhance the
Isn't it time for the legislature Christmas message for mill work-
to pass more stringent laws.' ers and their families.
including the establishment of Several local groups are join-
marked crosswalks, to protect Ing together to sponsor a
those who choose to walk rather Christmas Variety Show Tuesday,
than ride? It is high time that law December 15, at 7:30 p.m. (ET) in
enforcement agencies along with 'the Centennial Building at Port
the legislature move to enforce all St. Joe. ,
motor vehicle laws rather than The idea was conceived by
allow the free-for-all developing Jim Newton. Grand Knight of the
on our highways to continue. Knights of Columbus.
Civic organizations and ...., He 'aid, "We sponsor many,
churches need to campaign for .arltable projects in the
these improvements and reinforce.. tyand-this one seems to.
thde moral necessity..of_ ol.ying- -qt~opraopjtahe for-this..imet.
laws laid down for the protection ear it fts with our annual
of others. Finally, it is time that Keep Christ in Christmas pro-
the public learn and obey the traf- gram. We hope everyone gets
fie laws rather that treating them
as an Irritant to their right to
drive anyway they wish. I person-
ally am not ready to become road
St. Joe Beach
Dear Editor: -
A few nights ago my daughter
and I were shopping in Panama
City and ran into oneof. my for-
mer students. We chatted for a
few moments and went our sepa-
Arriving home an. hour or so
later. I listened to our answering
machine. was somewhat
shocked to hear that same' former
student on the machine.
Apparently, I had left our check-
book In the store and she had
brought it back to Gulf County. Of
course, when I looked in mriy
Lord knows we are thankful
for Renae Weeks and Rusty
Burrows. We are so thankful "to
know sich great people.
/ : sincerely, '
S Christine White
Join in support of OUrt
mill workers at a ...
Comedians .. Dancing Girls .. Singers I
.. and much, much more!! .
(You may discover a talented
neighbor you didn't know you had!)
JorieftIunq to- &terta/i &&/'yo.n
Tuesday, December 15 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Centennial Building, Port St. Joe
Admission Price is One $10 Toy Per Person
Special Thanks to our Sponsors:
* Knights of Coluitnbus Council 11572 The Star
City of Port St. Joe Local 379 U.P.I.U.
tas Variety Show
Christmas Brighter for Mill Workers
behind it and supports it."
,Some of the local talent
scheduled to-date include Newton
and Youk comedy team, Mary Lou
Cumbie, Pam Nobles Studio
dancers, Greg Wood, Jean
Etheridge, and more.
Christian and contemporary
music, comedy sketches and
drama are all on the program. The
show will end with a sing-a-long
of well known Christmas songs
Local union members will col-
lect the toys at the door and will
take care of distributing them to
unemployed workers and their
families who are in need. tc ,
..Sponsors for the .program..
include Knights of Columbus
Council 11572, The Star
Publishing Company. City of Port
St. Joe, and Local 379 U.P.I.U.
Newton said he hopes the
show will not only provide folks in
the community an opportunity to:'
help make this Christmas special
for laid off mill workers and their
families, but also enjoy an
evening of fellowship and celebra-
tion of the true meaning of
Anyone wishing to participate
in the show, or for further Infor-
mation. should: 'contact Jim
Newton at 229-6474.
S Christmeis'l Sil to3
S, 20, off ez'verything in store!
308 4th SLt. Port SL Joe
.5 (850) 229-707' 1 Sa
is here to stay.
Front Row: Susan Stephens,June Blanchard'
..- ,' Back Row:JohannaWhite, Kimberly Knight
And so are we."
The First Union Bank office in Port St.Joe has front has changed, but the same people
become an office of Capital City Bank. We're you've trusted for years are still here to handle
excited about this change and hope you are your banking needs. Stop in and see us soon.
too. Capital City. Bank is a strong financial insti-
tution, with-over 100 years of community
banking experience in north and north
central Florida. As a community bank, we
can offer you the type of banking products and
friendly service you expect. The sign out
Your local Fist Union Bank office is now Capital City Bank
504 Monument Avenue
Port St.Joe, FL 32456
PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1998
To Wed on Saturday
John Hurley is proud to Gordon, Alabama, to Adam J.
announce the upcoming marriage Whitfield, the son of Ray and
of his mother, Sherrie Haddock, Kathi Whitfield.
-the daughter of Tom and Gail The date for the wedding has
Haddock'of Gulf County and been set for Saturday, December
I David and June Birdsong of 12. It will take place at 2:00 p.m.,
ET, at the Highland View Baptist
Church. All friends and family are
'Say You Saw It In Pie Star! welcome to attend.
Je a ais it@ n
Yarn Fabric, Notions Christian Supplies
RioStr ENTERTAINMENT of Nashville, Tennessee
HOWARD CREEK CAFE of Howard Creek, Florida
C December 11th and 12th
Traditional and Original Country Music
h Clothes TreeI
'51 .omen's TandfCiildren Consiunmrent. Boutique
505 ', i ', ',- 202 Reid Avenue
SI E Port St. joe, FL
!- 4eat Bargai h Onew$ otjd-a m0ttn-e w-bran
hae ai .- rlop a cek oi ; |
i. -S -me Eve'fo Eve yone-. .. ...
SI] i I i I i (850) 229-2451
Oppn_9.am to 5 pm-Mon., Tues., Thur., Fri.
Furniture and Accessories
505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe Phone 229-6054
NEW SHIPMENT OF BEANIES
ALL BEANIES $5
10:00 6:00 :
Mr. and Mrs. James Terry-210 Gautier Memorial Lane Mr. and Mrs. Greg Todd-1900 Forrest Park Avenue
Holiday Tour of Local Homes Featured Sat.
The women of the United
Methodist Church of Port St. Joe
will be holding a Holiday Tour of
Homes on Saturday, December
12, from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m.. ET.
Shown in the adjacent photos
are three of the beautiful homes
on the tour. The homes pictured
belong to Mr. and Mrs. James
Terry, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Todd,
and Mrs. and Mrs. Charlie
t Tickets for the tour may be
purchased from any member of
the United Methodist Women or at
the church office for $6.00.
The tour will begin at the fel-
lowship hall of "the First United
Methodist Church. Those touring
will be treated to refreshments
and receive a map of the tour
prior to the start.
^" 'Set us belp
you wuith your
Eveiy .Salurday until Christmas.
' U, (8 0) 229-76687
/ tW? ~
Meeting Dec. 10
The monthly meeting of the
Port St. Joe Garden Club will be -
held Thursday. December 10th,.
at 12:30 p.m. at the center on
Eighth Street. The program will be
delivered by Debbie from Heart's
Desire, who will be giving tips on
winter plants. This will be the
club's Christmas covered dish
WIG t6 Give Al-ay .
Oil Painting on 21st
The Washington Improvement
Group will be giving away an oil'
painting on December 21.}
Everyone can have the opportuni-f
tv to take home this fantastic1
piece of art. Donations of S 1.005
are being accepted for a chance to
win this giveaway. See any mem-e.
ber of WIG or friends and special,
workers for more information or'
to make a donation. The painting
was donated by Cojean Burns. ,
Grow your own CITRUS--alsuma orange
kumqual grapelruit lemon lime iangerine
grafted on special lock trial will lake down 10
Ihe low 20 s TREES loaded with rull
CAMELLIAS-1 gail to large 7 yr old planils
Ciape myrlle Bradford pear. ginkgo.
Conlfederale rose FRUIT TREES--Japanese
persimmon, pecan mulDerrv blueberry ing.
scuppeinng giape banana Ioqual pomegran
ite. SPECIAL CRABAPPLE to alcri deer
. PALMS, MAPLES, OAKS-Good selection cEI
sail toleranis and landscape plans Bird. &
Craft gourds GUINEAS
FREE PUMPKIN WITH PURCHASE
Will Be Wed
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Justice
and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Goodwin of
Wewahltchka has announced the
engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter.
Heather Goodwin. to David Trant,
the son of Mr. and Mrs. John
Trant of Opp. Alabama.
The bride-elect is a 1994'
graduate of Wewahitchka High
School and a 1998 graduate of
Troy State University. She is
employed by the Pasco County
School Board as an elementary
teacher in New Port Richey.
Her flanc. graduated In 1992
from Opp High School and
attended LBW College and Troy
State University. He Is'currently
employed as an assistant manag-
er of Advance Auto Parts in Troy.
A January 16th wedding is
planned for 4:00 p.m. at First
Baptist Church in Wewahitchka.
A reception will follow at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Fisher. All
friends and relatives are invited to
Tracy Wilson is so excited about Shore/lie Ot/e, new look, pew
stylist and new services, she would like to invite everyone to a'"
Christmas Open House
Friday, December 11h 12:00 -' 6:00 p.m. CST -
Siturday, December 12"' 12:00 -5:00 p.minCST
Come in and meet Rose Buskens. Rose is a talented stylist who specializes
in a variety of beauty services. ./ ,
On Friday, 3:00 6:00 p.m., we will hae an Aved& consultant to
introduce our new makeup line. i
:To celebrate, we will be offering door prizes; special .discount' *nd
complimentary beverages and appetizers. '
2904 Highway 98 Suite lA Mexico Beach '
Located on the corner of 30. Street and Highway 98 q
next to e%e 7gordand 3lai&u, ,6 At5,ea.
Hours: Mon. -Sat. 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p;m. CST ,i.
You are cordially invited to attend the 3rd, Annual
Nine o'clock, December thirty-first until one o'clock January first
1600 Constitution Drive, Port St. Joe
Live Entertainment, Heavy Hors D'oeuvres pre- W
pared by League members, Silent Auction, On-site
| Photographer, New Year's Party Favors,
Complimentary Champagne, and Cash Bar. ..
Black Tie attire is optional.
$25 per person
." .. Call 227-1111 for tickets.
J, Sponsored by the Junior Service
League of Port St. Joe. All proceeds t
will be returned to the community.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Norton-103 St. Joseph Drive
5,45 e/ike 041k/I
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. DECEMBER 10, 1998
"Party of the Year" at New Year's Eve Gala
The Junior Service League of
Port St. Joe is proud to present
the Third Annual New Year's Eve
Gala. The "party of the year" will
once again take place at the home
of David and Trish Warriner,
located at 1600 Constitution
Drive.in Port St. Joe. This year's
,gala will begin at 9:00 p.m. on
SThursday, December 31, and will
'end around 1:00 a.m. on January
The New Year's Eve Gala will
feature a cocktail buffet prepared
by some of the best cooks in the
area. The menu will include pork
tenderloin, roast beef, pickled
shrimp, and oysters rockefeller,
aswell as all types of appetizers
and delicious desserts.
There will be a cash bar, and
complimentary champagne will be
available at midnight. All non-
alcoholic beverages and party
hats and blowers will be included
in the ticket price. A photograph-
er will be on-hand to take your
SThe gala will also Include a
Silent auction, featuring items
that will include a week's lodging
in a North Carolina vacation
home, an assortment of Tommy
Hilfiger women's clothing, a one
Year membership at Curves,
:hand-painted step stools by Kim
Harrison, and much morel
The league will be asking
!local businesses and individuals,
'to sponsor the gala. Sponsorships
"will be sold on four different lev-
els, and amenities for sponsors
will Increase corresponding with
the level purchased.
This event Is the league's
number one fund raising event.
The funds raised from this will
help to continue maintaining the
clothes closet for Gulf County's
children, promote girl empower-
ment, and go toward other special
The Overstreet Volunteer Fire
Department and Ladies Auxiliary
will be having the annual
0Christmas Party on Friday,
'Iecember 18th. beginning at 7:30
p.m., EST. Santa will arrive on the
fire truck at approximately 7:45
p.m., and he will be giving away
candy and fruit to all those
An old fashioned hay ride
with Christmas carolling will fol-
low Santa's departure. Refresh-
rinents will also be served.
Everyone in the Overstreet area Is
invited to attend and join the fun
and fellowship. For further infor-
mation, contact Gall Blackmon at
648-8877 after 5:00 p.m.
Time on Tuesday
A special Christmas story
time will be featured on Tuesday,
December 15, at 2:00 p.m., ET, at
the Gulf County Public Library in
Port St. Joe, for preschoolers
three to five years old. Stories will
be "Lyle at Christmas," by
Bernard Waber. and "Counting to
Christmas," by Nancy Tafuri. A
Christmas craft will be made by
those attending. Refreshments
will be served following the story
JJC to Meet
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting on
Thursday, December 17, at 4:00
p.m., ET, at the Giulf County
Public Library in Port St. Joe.
Membership is open, and there is
no membership fee. The public is
welcome and encouraged to
events in the community.
The Junior Service League
has a strong commitment to vol-
unteering, and its members cover
every aspect of the local commu-
Tickets can be purchased by
calling 227-11,11. Only 200 tick-
ets will be sold, so purchase yours
today! A donation of $25.00 is
being asked for each ticket. Dress
will be black tie optional.
Pam Nobles Studio
at Port St. Joe Elementary School
December 1 2th, .1998 at 6:15 p.m.,
TICKETS MAY8 B PURCHASED AT TH DOOR.
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A Woman's Clothing Emporium
Clothing & Accessories
Silver Jewelry & Fashion Jewelry
Downtown Apalachicola 32 Avenue D Apalachicola 653-3478
Total Purchase $1,000
vv/Dollar Discount $ 100
Sub Total $ 900
-15% Discount $ 135
YOUR PRICES 765
YOU SAVE 23.5%
Ro 209-211 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe
525 Harrison Avenue Panama City
registerr to win a $1006 Gift Certificate
to be given away December 24th!
NEW HOLIDAY HOURS
> Mon. -Sat. 9:00-5:30 Sun. 1:00-4:30
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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1998
Ballet Performance and Art
Exhibition Opening on 11th
"The Russian Dance" will be
performed by dancers from Bay
Ballet at the Gallery of Art, locat-
ed at 36 West Beach Drive in
downtown Panama City, from
4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday,
December 11, when Tatiana
Jackson opens her art exhibit,
entitled "Beautiful Bounty-the
Color of Russia,"
The newly formed ballet com-
pany, directed by Selina Hobbs,
ballet mistress, features 12
dancers who will interpret the
Dance of the Russians from
Tchaikowsky's popular "Nut-
cracker," a favorite of Christmas.
music and dance.
The artist, Tatiana Jackson, a
native of Odessa, Russia, paints
with passion and beauty her feel-
ings for people and reveals her
love of nature and her own deep
spiritual feelings. While studying
in her native land, she received a
scholarship to study in the U.S.
Her paintings have won numer-
ous awards and are in private and
public collections both here and
A "Meet the Artist" reception
will be held that same day, also
from 4 to 8 p.m. at the gallery.
The paintings will be on exhibit
.through January 31. There is no
charge for gallery events
Ceremony on 12th
The Chateau Nemours, in
conjunction with the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce will have a
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, on
Saturday, December 12, at 6:30.
p.m., ET. All chamber members.
and interested people in the com-"
munity are welcome and invited
to attend. There will be a small
reception, with punch and cook-
ies, following the ceremony. The
Chateau Nemours is located at
505 Monument Avenue "'on
Highway 98, one block east of'
Highway 71, in Port St. Joe.
Spears Awarded GRI Designation
Donna Spears of the St.
Joseph, Bay office Prudential
Resort Realty has been awarded
the Graduate Realtor Institute
(GRI) designation from the Florida
Realtor Institute. The designation
was awarded to Ms. Spears upon
her completion of three courses
for the GRI, including such topics
as legal liabilities, professional
standards, construction, ap-
praisal, financing, time manage-
ment, salesmanship, and proper-
This designation is awarded
exclusively to realtors, and less
than 15 percent of, all members of
the realtor organization., attain
this designation. A realtor is a
member of the National
Association of Realtors, a real
estate trade association and all
members agree to abide by a 17-
article Code of Ethics.
"These designations are an
important indicator of the quality
of professionals in our industry."
said Rose Drve. president.
"Donna richly deserves this recog-
nition and worked hard to earn
Ms. Spears has been with
Prudential for two years. She spe-
cializes In the sale of beach prop-
erties from Mexico Beach to
"Prudential Resort Realty's
marketing support and informa-
tion systems have been a great
help In honing my professional
skills," said Ms. Spears.
Donna Spears, left, is shown
with Shirley Redd, Sumner.
V,. ,The CVneard
CFne 9Y)hnea & eere 6pecla y Coffees
gourmet %cood c5elect Cgara cZlnlque QGfit
i J$ 4akUes 6V Miee a ".
Invites you to our Christmds Open House
Friday & Saturday, December 111 & 12'
Fa &12:00-6:00 p.m. CST
.Join ;us in celebratinthe Season with complimentary champagne,
hot apple cider and special holiday coffee. Also, sample any of our
ine winesfrom our Seaview collection. Register for free gifts and '
} qeadci, spec al Open House discounts on seled items.
2 Highway 98 -Suite 3A- Mexico Beach
'a.Lthi. e bu rgundy cqnO we qomer of 30' Street and
Hwy 8 between Shoreline Styles by Tracy and Beach Cafe
Hours: Tues. Sat. 10:00 am 6:00 p.m. CST
SEAFOOD RESTAURANT ON THE BEACH
,812 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach 648-8207
,is LOCALS DAY!
Shrimp Crabs *
S* Groceries Fish Sandwiches
1NND AN ASS, Beer &Wine
227-1670 On C-30A south of Port St. Joe
FALL & WINTER HOURS: Tues.-Thurs.: 12-8 p.m.,
Fri -Sat.: 12-9 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday
Prepared Products Create Great-Tasting Meals
Americans want traditional, home-
cooked taste without all the fuss and
preparation time. This trend has led'to
a new generation of prepared beef
products that make consumers' jobs at
home much easier.
"Prepared beef" may be a relatively
new term for American cooks, but .it.'
represents a time-saving alternative
when planning weeknight meals. The
category used to include primarily tra-
ditional processed products such as
roast beef, pastrami, hot dogs a1d1
bologna. But it now includes a variety
of partially or fully cooked products.
such as heat-and-eat beef pot roasts,
roasted prime rib, tn-tip and brisket, as
well as uncooked but enhanced beef
products, such as marinated steaks,
kabobs and seasoned fajita srip s.
The 1999 'i-ational rBee f bolk-
one of the country's premier amaieui.
cooking contests, spotlights this new ;
generation of further prepared beeP
products in a new "'Prepared Beef" cal-
egory. Also, some eligible prepared
beef products may feature a "Cook-
Off" ready symbol on product pack-
ages or in promotional matenals.
Amateur cooks %yho submit great-tast-
ing and onginal recipes that use a pre-
pared beef product or use ground' beef
as a main ingredient will have the
chance to compete for S40,000 at the
National Beef Cook-Off, set to take
place Sept. 24-25, 1999, in Omaha,
Neb.. Recip. entries will be accepted
'until Nov. 9. 1998.
"Simple Beef Burgundy Over Pastry
Shells" is a recipe that demonstrates
how a prepared beef product can be
used to create a great-tasting and quick
tacit. 'This4ecipe 'coffbiAes a filly
cboke'd bonele s bef pot roast, carrots,
mushrooms and 0a8tr shells for a tra-
ditional. home-cooked meal that's
ready in 30 minutes.
|Efor the Holidays
from Your Friends at the
Watch for our Dec. 29 ad
We will be closed
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Dec. 25, 26 and 27
Featuring Che' Dominic's Homemade Old-Style Italian
Cooking. Everything Made From Scratch. ,|
Only the Way Mama DeMarco Would Make It!!!
Come In and Experience Our "All
You Can Eat" Italian Extravaganza!
Every Thursday Night From:
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for only $5.95
Dine in either the Captain's Lounge or the main dining room
"So come on in, loosin' your belt, pull up a chair,
and enjoy the finest Italian food on the beaches!!!"
Omelet Tour Way l6 EgqIs Benedicr
Top of the Gulf Restaurant 4203 Highway 98 Mexico Beach
Simple Beef Burgundy Over
Total preparation and cooking time:
M lakes 4 servn'ings .
;I package fully cooked
boneless beef pot roast
S 1-3.4 to 2-1 2 pounds)
4 frozen unbaked puff
1 '2 package (16 ounces) baby
carrots about 2 cups)
S1 package (8 ounces) sliced fresh
mushrooms (about 2-1.'2 cups)
:.1/2 cup Burgundy or other dry
'-12 teaspoon dried thyme leaves,
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1. Prepare pastry shells according to
2. Meanwhile remove pot roast; trans-
fer liquid from package to Dutch oven.
,Cut pot roast ,int:,l -inch pieces; set
3. Add vegetables, wine, thyme and
pepper to liquid. Bring to a boil; reduce
heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncov-
ered,, 7 to 8 minutes or until vegetables
are tender, stirring occasionally.
4. Add beef; cook until beef is heated
through, stirring occasionally. Serve
over pastry shells.
For complete contest rules. and
recipe entry information, call 1-800-
848-9088 or send a self-addressed,
stamped, business-sized envelope, to:
NBCO Rules, Dept. 99, 444 N.
Michigan Ave., 18th Floor, Chicago,
IL 60611. The rules are also posted
on the beef industry's Web site -
Recipe entries should be mailed to:
National Beef Cook-Off-Entries, P.O.
Box 3240, Dept. MR3, Chicago, IL
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1998 PAGE 7A
Edwards Earns Ph.D in History
On November 3, Stu Edwards
successfully defended his doctoral
dissertation, "River City at War:
Columbus, Georgia, in the
Confederacy," thus completing
the requirements for a Ph.D. in
history at Florida State
University. While preparing that
dissertation, he visited many of
the major research institutions of
the South, as well as the National
Archives in Washington, D.C.
While pursuing his Ph.D.,
Edwards taught courses at FSU
in both American history and
world history. He is currently
employed as a researcher for the
university's World War II project
and in conjunction with that work
has conducted over 40 interviews
of World War II veterans since the
beginning of 1998. Before begin-
ning his doctoral program, he
earned a Bachelor of Arts from
Brigham Young' University in
Provo, Utah, and a Master of Arts
Mr. Edwards is a 1983 gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High
School and the son of Jerry and
Delores Edwards of Indian Pass.
Prescribed Fire Training Workshop
S; This truck was involved in a single vehicle ac
evening on Woodward Ave.
OPEN CONTAINER VIOLATION
Saturday, November 28th at
approximately 10:36 a.m.. James
B. Blue, 39, of Panama City, was
charged by Port. St. Joe Police
Department Officer David Cross
for possession of an open alco-
h'olic beverage container on a city,
According to information
received in the report, Blue had in,
his immediate possession a plas-
tic cup containing beer. ,
No LICENSE TO MOTOR
On Wednesday, December
2nd, shortly after midnight,
William Christian Hardwood, 18.
of-Mexico Beach, was arrested by
Officer Russell Burch for driving
while his license was suspended
or revoked. The officer advised in
his report that Hardwood's vehicle
was stopped in reference to a
defective brake light.
Further investigation revealed
that Hardwood's driver license'
Last Thursday. December
3rd, at about 2:30 p.m., Officer
Chris Teeter investigated a crash
that occurred at the intersection
of Constitution Drive and Dupont
i:;Accprding to the accident
report. a vehicle driven by Cola
:Sellers Tullis was traveling west
on Dupont Drive. After coming to
a stop at intersection of
Constitution and Dupont. she
attempted to make a left turn
In doing so. she pulled into
the path of a vehicle, driven by;
Joanna W. Taylor, which was
traveling in a northward direction
on.Constitution. The total damage
to the vehicles involved was esti-
mated at 84.500.
DUI & UNREGISTERED VEHICLE
Saturday, December 5th, just
'before 7 a.m.. Allen Blake Ray.
-32.' of Port St. Joe, was arrested
bVbfficer Cross for driving under
'the influence and driving an
According to Cross' report,
Ray's vehicle was stopped in ref-
erence to its bearing no visible
,tag. Further investigation
revealed that the vehicle was not,
ri-eistered and that he was operat-
6ing'it while under the influence.
-' DUI RELATED ACCIDENT
Just before 9 p.m., last'
Saturday, Officer Deborah
Holloway and Sergeant James
Hergey were dispatched to the.
500 block of Woodward Avenue in
Sreference'to a crash.
r e Upon arrival, they observed
,that a vehicle had collided with a
lty pole. breang thpole.reng the pole at
ground level. .A white female,,'
identified as Katherine Louise
'-,oski Whitfield, was standing
next to the vehicle.
Upon further investigation,
an odor of an alcoholic beverage
''could be detected coming from
'Whitfield. She was also. verbally
combative and disoriented. She'
!refused to take roadside assess-:'
ments and the legal test to deter-
Smine the alcohol content of her
- breath. ,, i '
S Whitfield was arrested for dri-
ving under the influence and
transported to the Gulf County
Jail. She received only minor.
injuries from the collision.
'FALSIFIES IDENTITY To ESCAPE
UNDERAGE POSSESSION CHARGE
On Sunday, December 6th, at"
;approximately 2 a.m., Joseph
Wesley Conoley, ,19, of Carrabelle,
S was arrested by Officers James
SStephens and Ross Yowell for pos-
session of an alcoholic beverage
I qnder the age of 21. and resisting
'arrest without violence.
S According to information
received. Conoley was a passen-
ger in a vehiclee that was stopped
SIn reference to speeding. It was
learned that he was in possession
< of an open alcoholic beverage'and
when asked to identify himself, he
gave officers a false name and
date of birth.
Further Investigation revealed
that Conoley had attempted to'
resist arrest by giving false infor-
marion to the officers.
S FAILED To APPEAR FOR
DAY IN COURT
.On Tuesday, December 8th,
during the noon hour, Richard W.
Boddye, 44, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested by Officer Glenn Norris
on art actve capias..
According' to information
Received. Boddye had failed to'
appear in court to answer a
charge filed against him on July:
25th of this year for unlawful,
BOOKED INTO THE GULF COUNTY
JAIL THIS WEEK ...
Wednesday. December 2nd-
Andrew J. Weeks. 38, of
Wewahitchka. worthless checks
(Bay County); Michael S. Cannon,
38, of Port St. Joe, violation of
probation (theft): James Edward
Rogers. 43, of Wewahitchka, vio-
lation of probation (attempted
sexual battery on a child): and
Lewis Don Miles. 25, of Port St.
Joe. failure to appear (carriage of
' n" ets). .
S- Friday. Deceiiber 4th- '
Thomas W. Chavous, 32, of Port
St. Joe, worthless checks; George
F. Whitehurst, 49, of Highland
View, failure to appear for trial,
Derrick E. Kennedy, 26, of ,Port
St. Joe, violation of probation
(retail theft, fleeing. and attempt-
ing to elude. .
Saturday. December 5th-
Jimmy Lee Branson, : 43, of
SSouthport,, no yalid driver's
license; and, Chipper E.,
Schleichat.' 18, of, Port St. Joe,,
possession of alcohol by a minor
The Florida Division of
Forestry will be conducting a
Prescribed Fire Training
Workshop at the Division of
Forestry's White City Work
Center, on December 14, from
10:00 a.m. to' 12:00 (noon).
The workshop will Include:
benefits of prescribed fire, train-
ing requirements, burn require-
(Bay County warrant).
Sunday. December 6th-
Tracy G. Nations. 26. of Panama
City, driving under the influence.
(Beach PD Log
WEEKLY REPORT FOR THE MEXICO
fqr November 30 to December 6
Last week. the department
answered 73 calls for service,
investigated two burglaries, no
assaults, and three thefts.
During this same period, offi-
cers of the Mexico Beach Police
Department Investigated one traf-
fic crash involving a fatality. The
accident resulted in property
damage of $300. The officers'
issued a total of nine traffic warn-
ings and one traffic citation.,
During this time period. offi-
cers of the beach department
made the following arrests:
*A juvenile male was arrested
on one, charge of petit theft, one
grand theft, and two burglaries.
*Michael L. Harris, of Port St.'
Joe, was charged with driving
while his license was suspended
or revoked for habitual traffic vio-
CAN You SOLVE THIS CRIME?
The police department is
investigating a stolen vehicle
which was last seen In the Mexico
Beach area on Sunday, December
The vehicle is described as a
silver, 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Clera being driven by a female. It
bears Florida tag #DR980W.
If you have any information
on the whereabouts of the above-
described vehicle or driver, please
contact Ptlm. David VanBlaricom
or Lt. Brad Hall at 648-5700
(Monday to Friday. 8 am-4 pm) or
648-5984 (24 hours, 7 days a
Crystal Sands Realty
would like to invite everyone to their
ii Sat., Dec. 12, 1998 ,
10:00 a.m. 2:00 p"m., C.T.
1602Hu' 98 Mexico Beach, FL
Food, Friends, & Prizes
?A Libia Taylor &
E Irene Cochran
.7*" on earning your
*% Real Estate Broker Licenses.
We're very proud of
and celebrate this mile-
Sstone in your careers.
ments, safety precautions and
laws on open burning.
If anyone has any questions
concerning the workshop. please
call 827-1421. They look forward
to seeing you on the 14th.
Pick A Pet
Many different animals are
up for adoption right now at the
.Gulf County Pound. Among those
being held there are one full-
blooded keeshond. one Rhodesian
ridgeback, eight small puppies,
five small full-grown dogs, one
full-blooded black lab, 21 assort-
ed large dogs. 12 cats, and two
Note: 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
If you are interested in any of
these animals, have any ques-
tions, or would like adoption
information, please call the Gulf
County Sheriff's Office at 227-
1115 and ask for Johnny Collins
or call the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103.
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"We Go The Extra Mile To Serve You."
W e want to be more than just the place you
VVpark your money. We want you to think of us
as your partner, helping you ride out the bumpy
times, with valuable advice based on decades of
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Financial Services Including...
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PORT ST. JOE, WEWAHITCHKA & THE BEACHES
PAGE 8A 'HE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1998
Taylor and Cochran
Earn Broker Licenses
Libia Taylor and Irene
Cochran, sales associates with
Cape San Blas Realty, earned
their broker licenses on Monday,
December 7. This is the highest,
level of licensing in real estate.
Taylor has been in the real
estate business since 1995. She.
Senior Citizens Pay-
$10,000 on MOrtgage
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association presented a
Times for Gulf".
School will be dismissed early
on Friday. December 18, 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; PSJ Elemen-
tary: 11:35; PSJ Middle School:
11:50; and PSJ High School:
12:00 noon. (All times for Port St.
Joe are Eastern.)
Elementary School Main Street
Site: 11:45 a.m.; Wewa Elemen-
tary School Linton Site: 11:50;
and Wewa High School: 12:00
noon. (All times for Wewahitchka
Breakfast will be served at the"
elementary schools ,on Friday.'
Dec. 18. but lunch will not be
Have safe and happy holi-
check for $10),000 on the mort-
gage payment. Shown in the pic-
ture are (left) Bill Lyles. president
of the of the GCSCA, and (right)
Greg ? Johnson; president of
Citizens Federal Savings,' accept-
ing the check.
Jerry Stokoe would like to
thank everyone who have sup-
ported the senior citizens during
1998 for helping make this possi-
The following senior citizens
are raising money to upgrade and
renovate the Wewahitchka
Community Center. They are
obtaining pledges for the 1998
Rock-A-Thon. They will be work-
ing hard with this project. The
association would like to extend
Its deepest appreciation to them.
Stop in and see them on
December 11 th at the current
senior citizens center.
Participating will be Mrs. Mac
Byrd Jenkins. Verna Yortman,
SEvelyn White. Martha Davis,
Louise Keith,' Mary Thingvold and
Mary Lee Pitts.
began as a sales assistant and
was quickly promoted to office
manager, overseeing property
management with her, previous
employer. Since joining CSBR last
October. she has been the compa-
ny's top producer for 1998, with
sales in excess of $2.5 million., ,
She is a graduate of the
University of Nevada in Las Vegas
where she earned a BR degree In
hospitality management. She was .-
employed by the Hilton Hotels .
Corporation for five years prior to
moving to Port St. Joe, where she
now resides with her husband,
Cdchran has been active in
the real estate profession for over
eight years, first in property man-
agement and then in sales. The
Indian Pass resident is an accom-
plished private pilot and investor
who, prior to relocating to Gulf
County, owned and renovated an
apartment building in the historic
art deco district of Miami's South ,
Beach. She joined CSBR in April
and has closed over $2 million in
sales this year. upportDomest
VFW Helps Spread Sp. o D o e ti
Christmas Cheer Violence Program
On Wednesday. December 2,
seven members of the Ladles
Auxiliary of the John C. Gainous
VFW Post #10069 :decorated two
Christmas trees at the Sunrise of
Bay St. Joseph Care Center.
Margaret Barker made 40 ditty
bags that can be hung on the rail-
ings of the residents' beds or on
their wheel chairs. These *were
wrapped and will be handed out
by Santa Claus at the residents'
On Saturday, December 5,
the post members and Ladies
Auxiliary participated in the Port
St. Joe Christmas Parade, hand-
ing out candy canes.
Pick from a "Wish,
The month of October was
Domestic Violence Awareness
Month, and many things were
done throughout the country to
bring awareness to the public
about the hidden violence many
families endured year after year.
In Gulf County. several
WVewahitchka business establish-
ments made a pledge to be a part
of the solution.
Recently. Main Street Florist
Flowers by Machelle and Main
Street Cleaners. both owned by
Glenda Hughes. presented Pam
Martin. the county's domestic vio-
lence coordinator and victim
advocate, with a check in the
amount of S75.00. This money
was raised from cleaning tickets
and the purchase of red roses.
Upon a Star Tree e
HVFD Turkey Shoots
The "Wish Upon A Star"
Christmas program tree is now up
at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store
in Port St. Joe. Individuals
church groups, or clubs can
choose a cardl and purchase one
or all of the gift choices listed on
The gifts should be returned
to. the Department of Children
and Families by December 14th.
Community involvement in this
program has always been excep-
tional and they hope to have your
support again this year.
Maxine's Restaurant alsod
wanted to be a part of the solution
and donated 50< for every seafood
buffet sold during the monthof
October. The owners. E. J. Keller
and Rae Ellen Floyd, presented
Martin with a check for the
amount of S185.00. That's a lot of
Thanks goes out to these
members of the community. If y.ou
would like to be a part of the solu-
tion to domestic violence, please
call Pam Martin at 639-4300.or
The Highland View Volunteer
Fire Department is holding a
turkey shoot every Saturday and
Sunday, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The shoots are being conducted at
Butler's Road, off of Highway 98.
near Highland View.
8 .'>w,,,, S.oo, ,,,,. /,.r,.,, in, FACA State Competition on December
98 Wewabitchka High School VIarsity Cheerleaders from left,,are: Krystal i n FAC A State Co petit on o n Dec m be
,dricks, Nicole Williamson, Ashley Padgett, Kimberly Gaskin, Amy St. 2t f al Fl riO r
ir (captain), Dawn Gortman, Stephanie Alderman, and Roxann Adkins. Uy l ri
We're Behind You All the Way to State "Go Gators"
eGood luck baby! We love you,
-Mom, Dad & Michael
*Best wishes Dawn Marie!
-Love, Christy, David & Hunter
*Kick Butt Gator Cheerleaders!
*Good luck Dawn!
-Love, Blake Rish
*Good luck Dawn Marie!
S d luck --Jack Husband
*Good luck Amy
o--Love, Mom & Dad
-A-1 Oil & Muffler Service
*Good Luck Ladies!
-Randy's Discount Grocery
*Go Nicole!. -The Deckers
*Good Luck Dawn & Amy! I love
ya'll -Crystal Hughes
*Good Luck Fluff! We love you!
-Keith & Angela
*Good luck Stephanie! -Love, John
*Make us proud, Gators!-Dr. Truby
*Ard's says... Go Gators!
$20 Donors $50 Dc
>*Good luck ROTC Cheerleaders! -' Commander McLeod
*Eat'em up Gators! -Maxine's Best of luck at state
*Good Luck! Go all the Way! -Shiner Diner r
*Good luck Kimberly, Nicole & Krystali!-Ward, Sue & Stefanie girls!
*Take State in '98! -Gold Hat Auto Parts Preble Rish
*Rev it up Big Red! -Wewa Automotive Center '
*Good Luck Nicole! I know you'll do Great! -Love ya, Mom
*Knock 'em dead ladies! -Gaskin Graddy Insurance
*Do Great at State Varsity Cheerleaders!-Mayhann's Used Cars Good luck on your way to
*Pump it up WHS Cheerleaders! Good Luck! -Gator Athletics state!
*Go Big Red!, Bring Home the Gold --Unique Boutique Billy Traylor
*Knock'em dead Nicole! We love you. -Grandma & Grandpa
*Good Luck Nicole! --Cunningham Collision Repair
*Go all;the way ladies! -Jerry & Carol Kelley
*We believe inr you! -Harold's Auto Parts We're banking on you! Go
*Go for the gusto! -Ake's Septic Tanks' Girls!
*Bring home the gold Gators! -Pitts Pharmacy Wewahitchka State Bank
*Smoke the competition! -Red Roof Barbecue e c S B
*We're behind you Dawn & Amy! -Love Glad Tidings Youth
*Dawn & Amy, Be strong & very courageous .. that you may Good luck at State
. be successful wherever you go. Joshua 1:7 I C petition!
-Love, Glad Tidings Assembly of God Competition!
tou rrea ar unzens ..
*Good Luck Ashley! We love you and miss.you!
-Chrissie, Kacie, Lizzie, Kayla, Kate & Bethany
*Good Luck at State Ashley! -From Donna and Jerry
*Best of Luck, Ashley! And don't forget to SMILE!
-Love, Mom, Chuck & Angie
*We love our Cheerleaders! You'll do great!
-Love, Coach Russ and the Varsity Basketball Team
*Smile, dance, and have fun -Ramers
*Good Luck Gators! -Terry Linton
Your trienas ar citizens
Show them that Gator
Pride! We love our girls!
Love, Coach Flowers and
Varsity Football Team
GO BIG RED!
Let's go Gators GO BIG RED!
Coach Kes Harden Heating & Air
Show Your Spirit Krystal! Believe to achieve!
Good Spirits Package Judge Bob Moore
You've got this one all
locked up! Go Gefem
Sheriff Frank McKeithen
Build those pyramids
strong and sturdy! Good
James & Taunton Trusses
Kick Butt Ladies!
Charlie & Robbie Sexton
Get In Gear Gators
Cox Transmission Repair,
Good luck Cheerleaders
Ms. Cora Sue Robinson;
Sup. of Elections
Good Luck! Light'em up Gators! Shine We believe!! We believe!! of luck at the FACA
Duren's brightly at State! Go get'em Varsity! CompetitionI
'PIggY w99y Gulf Coast Electric Coop Will McLemore Mr. Mahes, WH staff
qLadics, if you
'It:have the courage and the faith
at it w!
t it0 .t
[ h out will happen ... nothing is
out of your reacff.r'WMMV
( 3ulf r
Commissioner Johnny Stanley
3ulf County Commissionerai
for children under the age of 16,
without a helmet who are stopped
by police., .
The area Girl Scouts troops,
along with the PSJPD, will be
organizing a bicycle rodeo in the
spring of 1999 to promote bicycle
safety. Look for more information
in the next few months about this
Rates Set--rom Page 1A
county~.dES, '~ .. the tax incentives referendum
He- said. '7If you dd't havee back before voters and further
"nothing to give. you're not going emphasize how important it is as
to receive anything." as he a tool to negotiate for, new. busi-
explained how the county's hands ness in the area.
were tied in its efforts to lure new County voters failed to pass
business and jobs.to the area. the referendum by a narrow mar-
"We need to get the referen- gin during this year's November
,dum back before the people and general election.
mrake it clear how important it is." Apalachicola Running Wild?
said. Gull County commissioners
,. "We've got to get fire in our are once again trying to limit the
bellies and go after it," added US. Army Corps of Engineers
Commissioner Johnny Stanley. dredging and spoil placement
"It's no different than if we're along the Apalachicola River.
going to shop for a car or anything By a 3-2 vote. they passed a
,else, you're going to look for the resolution calling for the stateto?
best deal." said Scholz as she withhold the issuance of required
compared companies looking to permits, investigate the damage
locate in the area to her personal done to the nverine system and
finances, require them to correct the darm-
The board seemed to be in age already done.
agreement to consider calling a Wayne Childers read the reso-
.special county election to place lution to the board, which was
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Navy Basic Training
Navy Airman Jason M.
Holmes, a 1998 graduate of Port
St. Joe High School, recently
completed U.S. Navy basic train-
ing at Recruit Training Command
in Great Lake, Illinois.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Holmes 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-
vival, and shipboard and aircraft
safety. An emphasis is also placed
on physical fitness.
Holmes and other recruits
also received instruction on the
Navy's core values-honor,
courage, and commitment-and
how to apply them in their mili-
tary performance and personal
conduct. Holmes joins 55,000
men and women who will enter
the Navy this year from all over
Men and women train togeth-
er from their first day in the Na'yy
just as they do aboard ships and
at shore commands, around the
world. To reinforce the team con-
cept, Holmes and other recruits
also were trained in preventing
sexual harassment and ensuring
Even as the naval service gets
smaller over the, next few years,
highly motivated young people
like Holmes 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.
Toys for Tots Run
The Franklin County Toys for
Tots Run will be held on Sunday.
December 13th. The line-up will
begin at 10:00 a.m., ET. The ride
will start at 11:30 a.m. at Skull
Hollow Custom Cycles, located at
115 Market Street in
Apalachicola, and end at Wet
Willies in Carrabelle. The
_entrance fee is one NEW
unwrapped toy per person.
Toys for all ages are needed.
from infants to teens.
Everyone is welcome and,
encouraged. to come. The day is
sure to hold lots of fun for every-
one who paricipatesl Music will
be provided by Lost Dawgs. There
will be giveaways and drawings.
50/50. games, beverages, and
This event is sponsored by
Skull Hollow Custom Cycles, Wet
Willies, and the Franklin County
Work Camp. For more Informa-
tion, please call (850) 653-2838 or
very similar to the one passed by
them in 1995.
Commissioners Peters and
Knox voted against the resolution.
For the past several years. the
board has complained about the
COE dredging practices and how
sloughs and streams were being
destroyed because of the dredging
In Other Business
*Agreed to lease two acres of
property to the Humane Society
for the construction of a new ani-
mal control shelter. The shelter
will be located behind the Gulf
County Mosquito Control building
pending site elevation work being
favorable for waste drainage to',,'
the city sewer system.
*Granted two variances for
property along Cessna Drive at
Costin Airport. One request was
from, Leonard Costin in an effort
to meet all the time requriements
for paving Cessna Drive using
state grant funds. John Cullen
requested the other variance for
the expansion of'his building at
Gulf Aviation from 3,000 square
feet to 6,000 square feet.
*Assistant Road Superinten-
dent Bobby Knee told the" board
that the Sauls Creek Road was,
now'in 'pretty good shape". He
said the road should be able to
withstand flood waters up to
approximately 15 to 17 feet now,
and was open for -vehicular traffic
all the way to the end of the road.
*Awarded the bid of
$6,874.56 to purchase interlock-
& Discount l/quors
2411 Highway C-30
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Boyd & Paula Pickett
CJC Coach Jeff Johnson
, and Cameron Likely of PSJ
Likely Signs With
Four Chipola Junior College
baseball players signed with four-
year colleges during the early Fall
signing period. ,
Port St. Joe's own Cameron
Likely, a centerfielder. signed with
the University of South Alabama
In Mobile. Likely was a 20th
round draft pick by the Chicago
Cubs while still in high school. As
lead off hitter for Chipola last sea-
son. he hit 17 RBI's for a .31 1 bat-
ting average. He racked up a .504
on-base percentage and stole 25
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Likely and Is a 1997 graduate
of Port St. Joe High School.
The Chipola Junior College
Indians are coming off an impres-
sive season, compiling a 41-17
record and finishing 3rd in the
state. The 1998 Indians were a
sophomore-dominated team with
eleven players currently playing
'at four-year institutions.
Chili Dinner Sale
on Friday, Dec. 11th
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be selling home made
chill dinners on Friday. December
11. from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
.The sale will be held at the
Wewahitchka Senior Citizens
Center. Dinners will include
crackers, iced tea, and a large cup
of chili. A donation of 83.00 is
fielng asked for each meal. ""
All of the proceeds wil -be
used to pay for the upgrading "of"
the Wewahitchka Community
Center and the renovation. The
senior citizens will be delivering to
local businesses. Please call 639-
9910 to place an order or come by
and see the senior citizens rock.
ing bricks for improvements at
the Gaskin Park boat ramp.
*Decided to work out an
agreement \ylth the City of
Wewahitchka to use the existing
county water main, presently pro-
viding water to the industrial park
complex south of Wewahitchka.
*Agreed to meet with the City
of Port St. Joe to further discuss
sewer service possibilities to rural
areas of the county, specifically
the St. Joe Beach area.
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Live Entertainment Food Booths Games C^ Rides
Santa to Visit with o hiusters
PARADE, down Main Street
will begin at Sunset (Time TBA)
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Sorry, no discount on live or frozen bait.
Closing at 12:00 p.m. on December 24th. Will
open on Monday, January 4th, / apy oi ay
at 7:00 a.m., at 229 Reid Avenue (The Old Craft Store). lappy Holidays
Hr Closfro Roy), Margaret, and Ruth
Hrs: Closed Sunday is
Monday Friday-7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday-6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Phone: 229-8933
Port St. Joe Police Chief Jay Leffert presents play-off souvenir
footballs to Simona Pittman, cheerleader sponsor for Port St. Joe
High School. The footballs were distributed Friday at the game.
Brownie Troop #30 Gives
Bike Helmets to PSJPSD
Brownie Girl Scout Troop #30
and Junior Girl Scout Troop
#242, in conjunction with the
Florida Police Benevolent
Association, donated bicycle hel-
roets to the Port St. Joe Police
These helmets will be used in
a bicycle helmet loaner program
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX
A representative from the Department of
Revenue will meet in the County
Commissioners' Meeting Room, Tuesday,
December 29, 1998 from 10:00 a.m. -
12:00 p.m. to discuss the administering
of the Tourist Development Tax. All Inter-
ested parties are encouraged to attend.
If you have any questions or need addi-
tional information, please contact the
Gulf County Commission office at (850)
Tommy Knox, ChairmanA
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outdoors in the PSJ Lady Sharks
Post Two More in
Panhandle the "Win" Column
1 The Christmas season is close
at hand, and all through the house
are the sights and smells of the
outdoors. What sportsman could
not be pleased to have an ever-
grieen tree in. the house, and a
giant reindeer with a shiny red
nbse staring at you as you watch
ESPN outdoor shows?
* Wreaths filling the house with
smells of pine grace every door,
and garlands wind their way from
room to room resembling .trails
through a forest. As the excitement
and anticipation of the holidays
approach, we should continue to
remind ourselves, though, of the
true reason for the season.,
With the continued unseason-
ably warm weather, fishing contin-
ues to be fantastic. In freshwater,
the speckled perch are still biting
as are the bass, and Johnny Paul
from Dead Lakes Sportsman's
Lodge says some real nice stringers
of shellcrackers are being caught.
Wingate's Lodge on Seminole
says the bass are hitting buzzbalts
over the hydrilla early and late,
and the perch are there for the tak-
ing on minnows.
Bays and lagoons along the
coast are giving up some true gator
trout on grubs fished under
Equalizers-a unique cork rattling"
device. Grub colors don't seem as
important as fishing when the
tides are really moving.
A fishing buddy Luke Daniel
and I boated three trout in Indian
Pass that totalled nearly 10
pounds after gathering up an ice
chest of oysters in a short morn-
ing's trip last Friday.
Inshore fishing is in a holding
Gators Post Win
WEWA 64, CARRABELLE 42
Saturday, December 5
The Wewahitchka Gators
picked up their first win of the
season with Saturday's 64-42 vic-
tory over Carrabelle.
Derrick Williams led the
Gators with 18 points and had 10
rebounds. Brandon Jones abd P.
J. Addison followed with 14
'WEWA 4tMOWy. 81
Tuesday, December 8
The Gatorg (1-3) could not
rebound from Mosley's 22-8 first
^ quarter lead as the Dolphins
rolled to a 81-44 victory Tuesday
night. The Gators trailed 41-18 at
Pete Taunton scored 16
points. 12 on three pointers, to
lead the Gators on offense.
Brandon Jones followed with 15
points and one three pointer.
Thunton and Jones combined for
31: of Wewahitchka's 44 points.
pattern with mangrove snapper,
black seabass, and sand (sugar)
trout making up the majority of the
bag. The sand trout have no size or
number limits and seem to be on
every structure near shore. Cut
bait on the bottom can fill a cooler
in no- time. These trout do not
freeze well, so catch a mess to eat
and to share and leave the rest to
Offshore fishing is as good as it
gets for December. The grouper are
still there in good numbers as are
the red. snapper. Red snapper sea-
son re-opens January 1st, and a
lot of anglers are watching their
calendars with anticipation.
Gun seasons open back up
this weekend on December 12.
Deer hunters are looking forward
to getting back into their stands
and hope the weather will cool off
in the next few days.
.Duck hunters reported sur-
prisingly good numbers of birds for
this early in the season. Seminole
hunters had low water to contend
with, and fewer migratory birds
had arrived. Resident wood ducks
and ringnecks made up most of the
birds taken. A few really good cold
snaps up north will move more
ducksin as the season progresses.
Squirrel hunters who boat in
along the river bottoms are having
good luck. A combined hunting/
fishing/camping trip has proven
successful for many., .
All seasons are back in, so the
woods will have more hunters.
Everyone should be extra careful
and wear the orange. Remember,
on the 24th there is one deer that's
got to fly. Better watch outi
WEWA 8 10 719 -44
MOSLEY 22 19 19 21 81
WEWA (44) Jones 15, Taunton 16,
Addison 1, Pittman 2, H. Williams 8,
D. Williams 1, May 1.
.,MOSLEY (81) McGonagil 17,
Wilder 14. Wells 16, Harris 3, Williams
5. Wisham 8. Austin 6. Bruinton 6.
Long 2. Morgan 2, Lee 2.
College will offer a Ba
Safety course or
December 12, from
for a concealed we
and all classes mus
for certification. Then
for Florida residents
rounds of ammunit.
and eye protection.
advance at the Lifel
Center on the second
Student Union Ea
a.m. to 5:30 p.m.. an
from 8:00 a.m. to 3
The Gulf County Board of (
'Commissioners have cancelled their
lar Board meeting scheduled for Tu
December 22, 1998, at 6:00 p.m.,
observance of the Christmas holiday
Have a safe and happy holiday se
by Gene Childs
Florida Outdoor Writers' Association
Gulf Rifle Club will hold two
idgun separate pistol matches, a .22 RF
bullseye match and a metallic sil-
urse houette match, on Saturday
morning. December 12th.
asic Handgun The bullseye match will start
n Saturday, at 9:30 and consists of 90 shots
8:00 a.m. to fired at bullseye targets placed 25
se Is'?e~qdired' yards from the -firing llne.'T!Te '
apon permit, match is divided into three stages.
t be attended (slow fire, timed fire and rapid
re is a S27 fee fire) with 30 shots fired in each
stage. Most any .22 RF handgun
d provide 50 may be used in this match.
Ion, plus ear The silhouette match will fol-
. Register In low the completion of the bullseye
ong Learning match and consists of 40 shots
d floor of the fired at metal targets placed at 40,
ist. Monday 50, 75. and 100 yards from the
from 8:00 firing line. Suitable handgun cal-
id on Fridays ibers for this match would include
:30 p.m. For .22 RR, .22 magnum, .38 special,
please call .357 magnum and .44 magnum. ,
All handgun shooters are
invited to participate in the
.... monthly matches. Trophies :to,
third place will be awarded in
each match. For additional infor-
mation call 229-8421.
Last Saturday morning, the
club held its monthly hi-power
rifle metallic silhouette and small-
County bore metallic silhouette matches.
r rThe matches had six shooters for
r regu- the hi-power match and eight for
esday, the smallbore.
ET, in Roger Brown won first place
inthe hi-power match by knock-
)ys, ing down seven targets. Ralph
Roberts 'von second place with sLx
?ason! targets, and Robert Branch was
third with two targets.
Calvin Deain won the small-
bore match with 26 targets. Dale
Marshall won second place %with
23 targets and Roberts had 22
targets for third place. All rile
ST. JOE 56, WAKULLA 39
Thursday, December 3
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
jumped out to a 27-18 halftime
lead and held on to defeat
Wakulla 56-39 to improve to 4-2
on the season. The Lady Sharks
outscored the Lady War Eagles
29-23 in the second half of play
on Thursday night. '". '
Four Port St. Joe players
reached double digits with Bonnie
Belin on top at 12 points.
Courtney Lenox, Evette Gant and
Katie Kilbourn each had 11
ST. JOE 9 18 19 10 56
WAKULLA 4 12 7 16 39
ST. JOE (56) Belin, 12, Lenox 11,
Gant 11, KULbourn 11 M. Johnsonri 5,
KIfpatrick 4. Royster 1. McDowell 1.
WAKULLA (39) Wells 16, Carr 11.
Jones 8, Baker 4.
ST. JOE 66, WEWA 21
Monday, December 7
The Lady Sharks picked up
their second district win (2-0)
with Monday's 66-21 victory over
the Wewahitchka Lady Gators.
Port St. Joe jumped out to an
early 17-2 lead by the end of the
first quarter, and extended the
lead to 40-6 by halftime.
Evette Gant led the Lady
Sharks with 13 points. Bonnie
Belln followed with 11 points,
while Lyndsy Kilpatrick chipped
In 10 points for Port St. Joe (5-2).
"We are improving defensive-
ly, and we're playing a lot of peo-
ple," said Head Coach Jim Belin.
"The players are still learning the
new system, so we're just trying to
get better each game."
ST. JOE 17 23 18 8 66
WEWA 2 4 7 8 21
The Lady Sharks' next trip to
the hoop will be on the road at
Bay High today (Thursday), then a
match with Rutherford in "the
Dome" Monday, followed by a
Tuesday tip-off at Wakulla..
Gulf Rifle Club,
shooters are invited to compete in
these matches, scheduled for the
first Saturday of the month.
Gulf Co. Fisherman
Pleads No Contest
In a recent court case in Gulf
County, Marvin L. Darna was
charged with numerous violations
of Florida's recently passed net
ban amendment, including pos-
session of oversize nets and
improper carriage of illegal nets
across state waters. Mr. Darna
plead no contest to the charges
and was fined S626.00. Six nets
belonging to Mr. Darna were also
forfeited to the state as well as
$229.00 derived from the sale of
This case represents the first
of a large number of net ban relat-
fed cased that are making their
I'ay through the Gulf County
(court system. According 'to the
DEP. this will send a clear mes-
,sage to the potential violators that
net ban related violations will be
'taken seriously and dealt with
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The Wewahitchka Warriors football team defeated the Blountstown Tigers 28-14 in
the Tiny Mite "Super Bowl" held Tuesday night, December 8th, in Blountstown. The Tiny
Mite League is comprised of teams of players who are nine and 10 years old from
*ewahitchka, Blountstown, Sneads, Chattahoochee, Liberty County and Mt. Pleasant.
The Warriors finished their first great year in the league with an 8-2 record-and the
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Baley Tiny Michael Weeks, David Edwards, Troy Suber, Roy SuberloJustin Suber, Robbie
Morris, and Tyler Bush. Kneeling, from left, are Anthony Fleming, Brian Kerrigan, Travis
Newsome, Sam Paul, Blaine Pitts, Frankie Bailey, Chase Bailey, Trannon Myers, Ryan
Ranie, Stevie Mayo. Standing in rear, from left, are Coach Robby Knowles, Justin Barnes,
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CAN SANTA MAKE IT
V With air pollution at an all-time high, there is
some doubt whether Santa Clause will be able to
make his annual trip this year.
Upper respiratory diseases attack older folks
much more frequently and as you know, Mr. Claus is
getting on in years. It has also been said that Santa
has a touch of asthma which can easily be triggered
when flying over some of those smog-ridden larger
.;Let's all become pollution fighters this year. It will
help all of us to stay healthier and will also keep
those reindeer flying.
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PS J Basketball
to Host "Shot-Out"
This Friday and Saturday, the
Port St. Joe boys basketball team
will host the first of three "Shoot-
Outs" in the Dome.
On Friday, December 11, at
7:00 p.m., the Apalachicola
Sharks will play the Graceville
Tigers, followed by the Port St.
Joe Tiger Sharks versus the
Sneads Pirates at 8:30.
On Saturday, December 12,
the Sneads team will play
Apalachicola at 7:00. The Tiger
Sharks will square off against
Graceville at 8:00.
PSJ, Sneads, and Graceville
are all ranked in the top 10 in 2A.
PSJ Is the defending 2A State
Champion, with Graceville being
a Final Four participant.
The second "Shoot-Out! will
take place on December 18 and
19. between Havana. Chipley,
Florida High, and Port St. Joe. On
December 18, at 7:00. the Chipley
Tigers will battle the Florida High
Seminoles, last year's 3A State
Runners-up. PSJ will play the
Havana Gladiators at 8:30.
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the Gladiators will meet the
Seminoles at 7:00, with PSJ and
Chipley tipping it off at 8:30.
The Tiger Sharks will close
their regular season .with the
third ."Shoot-Out." 1A State
Champion Malone, 2A State
Champion Port St. Joe, 4A State
Champion Mt. Dora, and perenni-
al power 5A Panama City
Rutherford will all meet in the.
"These ,"Shoot-Outs" are
games in which all four teams
share in the revenue from the
game, but it allows: us to bi-ing the
very best competition to Port St.
Joe for our fans to enjoy," said
Coach Vernon Eppinette. Ticket
prices for all "Shoot-Out" games
will be S4.00 per person, per
ST. JOE 51, FLA. HIGH 66
Thursday, December 3
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
opened their 1998-99 regular
basketball season Thursday with
a 66-51 loss to the Florida High
Seminoles, the Class 3A runners-
up last season.
Despite the absence of sever-
al players who still remained with
the football team, the Tiger
Sharks trailed only 28-27 at half-
time' before tiring down. Florida
High outscored Port St. Joe 381-24
in the second half of play.
Four of the Tiger Sharks' five
scorers were in double digits.
Kedrick Larry led Port St. Joe with
15 points. Travis Jenkins and
Lance Larry each had 12 points.
while Mosi Quinn added 11 points
for Port S.t Joe (0-1). Jenkins had
four three-pointers and Quinn
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The Port St. Joe Sharks'play-
'off season came to a halt Friday
night as the North Florida
'Christian Eagles soared to a 42-
SThe Shark defense had its
hands full with the Eagles' Tony
Milton, who carried the ball 16
times for 99 yards as North'.
Florida gained 253 yards on the
After a 16 yard kick-off return
and personal foul penalty against
the Sharks, the Eagles started the
game off on their own 49 yard
line. Six plays later, Courtney
Davenport put North Florida on
the board \with a 30 yard touchc'
down run. ,The Eagles failed to
make their extra point attempt,
but took a 6-0 lead with 9:37 left
in the first quarter.
Later in the first quarter,I
Head Coach Chuck Gannon goes over strategy with his defense during a time-out in Frday's 42-14
loss to North Florida Christian.
James Daniels fumbled when he
was hit in the backfield. The
Eagles' Charlie Myers recovered
the fumble and returned it 17
yards for a touchdown. North
Florida added the two points on a
reverse for a 14-0 lead with 2:47
left in the first quarter.
North Florida, Christian set
tip its third touchdown of the
Koran Peters (6) makes a tackle in Friday's game as Davin Baxter
(76) closed in for the assist.
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ST. JOE 17 10 12 12 51S't
FLA HIGH 18 10 23 15 66-
ST. JOE (51) Quinn 11, K. Larry
15, Jenkins 12. L. Larry 12,
FLA HIGH (66) Downing 8,
Moralles 2, Blizzard 18, Wilson 7,
Granger 18, Platt 2; Robinson 9,
ST. JOE 77, BAY HIGH 36
Saturday, December 5
The Tiger Sharks outscored,
Bay High in all four periods to
dominate the Tornadoes 77-36 In
Saturday night's game. Port St.
Joe jumped out to a 22-6 lead in
the first quarter and led 44-18 by
Travis Jenkins led the Tiger,
Sharks with 20 points and fol i,
three pointers. James Daniels fol-
lowed with 16 points for Port St.
ST. JOE 22 22 14 19 77
BAY HIGH 6 12 8 10 36
ST. JOE (77) S. Chambers 4,
Quinn 4, R. Chambers 4, Daniels 16.
K. Larry 8, Jenkins 20, L. Larny'9.
Smallwood 2, Lewis 2, Bailey 8.
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ST. JOE 55, MARIANNA 42
Tuesday. December 8
Marianna hung close until
Port St. .Joe outscored the
Bulldogs 21-10 in the final period
for a 55-42 victory in Tuesday
"We kept our composure
against a good team." said Head
Coach Vernon Eppinette.
The Tiger Sharks led 15-11
after the first quarter, but
Marianna outscored Port St. Joe
14-8 in the second for a 25-23
halftime lead. James Daniels led
the 2-1 Tiger Sharks with 18
Mosi Quinn followed with :12
points and one three pointer for
Port St. Joe. Travis Jenkins and
Lance Larry each had one three
"Mosi has really played solid
for us,".said Coach Eppinette. "We
really haven't had a chance to
practice as a group, since the
football players just came out.
We're gonna just try to hold
together until the Christmas
break, then we will have a chance
to work on some things."
ST. JOE 15 8 11 21 55
MARIANNA11 14 7 10 42
ST. JOE (55) Quinn 12, R.
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Jenkins 9, L. Larry 5, Smallwood 2,
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night when it blocked Brett
Jeffcoat's punt attempt with 9:48
left in the half. Milton broke loose
on the following play for a 39 yard
touchdown and the Eagles added
the extra point "for a 21-0 lead
with 9:37 in the first half.
On Port St. Joe's ensuing pos-,
session, Daniels completed a,
shuffle pass to Koran Peters on a
fake punt. Peters took the ball 57
yards for the Sharks first touch-
down of the night. Felix Machts'
extra point narrowed the Eagles
lead to 21-7 with 7:46 left in the-
first half of play. I
They struck again :19 sec-
onds later. Jeffcoat and Peters
combined to cause North Florida's
Stephan Phillips to fumble the
football. Daniels recovered the
fumble and returned it five yards
for the touchdown. Machts' extra
point pulled the Sharks within
seven points, 14-21. with 7:27
remaining in the half.
North Florida managed to
score one more touchdown before
halftime, a one yard run by Milton
for a 28-14 lead with :23 seconds
Milton added another one
yard touchdown run in the third
quarter and Jeb Acuff connected
with Bill Pratt for 14 yards and
the Eagles' final touchdown of the
Port St. Joe was led on
offense by Jim Falson with eight
carries for 35 yards. Peters also`
collected 32 yards,on eight car-
At quarterback, Daniels com-6
pleted four of 10 passes for 103,
yards, one touchdown. and threw
one interception. Rod Chambers.
had two receptions for 40 yards;
Peters had one catch for 58 yards;
and Faison had one reception for
Faison and Daniels each had
15 tackles on defense for the
Sharks. Daniels had one tackle'
fdr a loss and a fumble recovery
for a touchdown and Falson
caused a fumble.
Peters had 10 tackles and one
for a loss, and Bonjour Hill had
eight tackles with two for a loss.
Tremaine Lewis had a sack and
Jarred Lambert had a fumble
recovery for the Sharks.
Port St. Joe finished the sea-
son with a 10-3 record.
Score by Quarters
ST. JOE 0 14 0 0 14'
NFC 14 14 14 0 42
ST. JOE NFC
First Downs 6 15-
Rushes/Yds. 32/59 49/253,
Passes 4/11/1 4/6/1'
Passing Yards 103 58
Total Yards 162 ,311
Fumbles/Lost 3/1 '3/2;
Penalties/Yards 6/45 4/45
Punts 6/22.7 1/45
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1998 PAGE 11
American Legion Home is Sold
After over 49 years of exis- '"I4
tence, The American Legion sold
its post home, located on the cor-
ner of 3rd Street and Williams
Avenue, on Friday, December 4.
According to Commander Bo.
Williams of the Willis V. Rowan A'
Post No. 116, the building was
purchased March 9, 1949, for the
purpose of providing a post home ,
or the American Legion and
American Legion Auxiliary mem-
Over the years, the building
was used for legion and commu-
nity activities, fund raising and /. .
mostly as the meeting place of
members of the organization. The ...........
post was -chaered, with the 4-:.
name of "T'he knerican Legion...........-.'.,
Gulf County Post," in 1938 and "-.
was renamed The Willis V. Rowan P I P-
Post No. 116 In 1948.
Recently. membership has
declined. This fact and the .
expense of maintaining the build- -."
ing were key considerations in
selling, according to Williams. '
The American Legion Post will
continue with the current mem-
bership and meetings will be held P4
in other facilities from time tod-
time. Activities supported by the
local post will continue as well. Wi
The photo shows the Legion .
sign being removed from the '-, .'
building, with the assistance of
Ed Bond of the Blackstone Cable
IRS Launches Search to Deliver Missing Refunds
The Internal Revenue Service
is looking for over 3,389 Central
and North 'Florida taxpayers who
have yet to receive their 1997
refund checks. These checks total
slightly more than 82 million-an
average of 8607 per check.
These refund checks were
returned by the post office as
undeliverable. Some taxpayers-
move and do not give the IRS their
new address, and other refund
checks have incorrect names or
addresses. Taxpayers who were
expecting refunds and have not
received their checks should call
the IRS toll-free assistance line at
1-800-829-1040. Please have a
copy of the tax return when you
call to refer to social security
numbers) and dollar amounts.
The IRS says taxpayers can
eliminate the possibility of lost.
by electing direct deposit. -Last
year. over 19 million taxpayers
chose the direct deposit option by
filling in just two extra lines on
9 their tax forms.
In order to avoid misdirected
refund checks, taxpayers should
use the pre-printed label found in
their tax package. Address
changes may be made directly on
the label. Also. taxpayers can
avoid delays in getting their
refunds by sending the IRS their
new address on Form 8822,
"Change of Address," when they
Finally, in order to ensure the
accuracy of return Information
and timely refunds this coming
filing season, the IRS is asking all
taxpayers to make sure they enter
correct social security numbers
on their returns for themselves
and their dependents. Failure to
provide the correct numbers may
delay a refund check.
Note of Thanks
The Word of Life Holiness
Church of White City would like
to extend their. appreciation to
everyone participating in the ben- '
efit Gospel Sing for Dela Tanner,
the 'Assembly of God Church of
.* tighland-Viewv.-the-Church of God -
of Highland View. the White City
Baptist Church, and the Howard
Creek Baptist Church.
They would also like to thank
the merchants and Piggly Wiggly
for all of the food. Thanks also go
out to the people of White City for
all of the love offerings and dona-
tions. They want to extend their
appreciation to everyone who
helped make the event a success.
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should check to see how they
might impact their tax status.
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and deductions that are available
even if you do not Itemize. These
are called above the line deduc-
tions (adjustments to adjusted
gross Income) or direct tax cred-
For example, new for 1998 is
the child tax credit. You may be
eligible to take a tax credit of
8400 for each qualifying depen-
dent child under 17 years of age.
SThis Is a direct tax credit, and
you do not have to itemize deduc-
tions tq receive this benefit.
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where modified adjusted gross
income for the household is above
a certain threshold amount. The
threshold amounts for 1998 are
$75,000 for single or head of
household filers, $110,000 for
married filing jointly, or $55,000
for married filing separately.
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for the cost of operating a car for
business purposes is increased to
32.5 cents per mile for all busi-
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tion has been increased to
82.700. The exemption amount
begins to phase out at certain
adjusted gross income levels. For
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?AGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1998
"Friends of the Library" Successfully Conclude Their Membership Drive
The Friends of the Gulf Helen and Gary Carlsten, Mary Yeager, and Mark and Annette Your generous donations were.
County Library held their final and Stuart Charney. York. most welcome, and greatly assist-
"Beanie Babies" drawings on Dana and Richard Cimino, Aspecial thank you is extend- ed us in having one of our best
F~~~Dn d, bedanaCt aned Rca rdCmidn o, dtAlspecial thank you is e s ever membership drives.
Friday, December 4, at the Citizens Federal, Tom and Paula ed to Interiors, Etc., and Celena's. ever membership drives.
library. Clements, Marie Costin, Cathy
Pictured are Cristina and Cox, Ann and Marty Deim,_""... __yl __
Catherine Cordova, twin daugh- t~t Beverly Douds, Barb and Dennis For
Elza, Doris M. Ford, Jane Forster, ". Ca.'
ters of Louis and Tina Cordova. In Robert M.Frcht, Susane andster
addition to the regular drawings, t Robert Frechette, Susan and
-"' ad Caherne lso rew- Charles Gannon, Sadie and Arch ', ...... r needs c
dristin a and Catherine also drew r...ep..."airl needs clat. :xU' '.-,,".-
the names of the two lucky win-
ners of the grand prizes.
They were: Leonard and Mary
Belin who won "Erin" and Frank
and Dorothy Hannon who won
"Princess". The latter prizes also
included lovely hand-painted cov-
ers. Other winners of "Beanie
Babies" were: Doris Ford,
"Wrinkles"; Sheila Branson,
"Prance"; Sue "Weathlngton,
"Bruno"; Kim Knight, "Gobbles",
Warren Yeager, "Beak"; and Tina
The Friends want to express
their deep gratitude to all who
participated in this year's mem-
bership drive. Your generosity will
enable the Gulf County Library to
expand library programs, to pur-.
chase special items which are of
great benefit, but cannot be pur-
chased from the budget, and to
add to the. cultural, life of the
For making'our membership
drive an outstanding success, the
Friends want to say "THANK YOU!
THANK YOUF to all the following:
Joy and Ned Alles, Jane and
Ferrel Allen, -Rick and Debi
Armstrong. Leonard and Mary
Belln, Joseph'and Laura Berardi;
Harold A. Beyer, June Blanchard,
Shown above are Cristina and Catherine Cordova who assist-
ed in the "Beanie Babies" drawings last Friday at the library.
Carol and J. C. Bradford. Sheila
Branson, Richard and Elizabeth
Brenner, George Brine. Nancy
Brockman, Judith Campbell,
Faliski is Rotary Club Speaker
Tells Of New
dith a Grant
Jean Fallski. county librari-
an, spoke to the Rotary Club
members at their meeting last
Thursday, telling them of a new
program the library has received a
grant to carry out. .
In a nutshell, it's a program
to eradicate Illiteracy in our coun-
ty, by the teaching of reading to
pre-schoolers. Mrs. Faliski
remarked that. "If a7child hasn't
earnttd-the rudiments of reading
by the time he or she has entered
school, he or she is behind so far
GED instructional classes are
continuing at the Gulf County
Adult School, located at the 2855
Long Avenue site. Wewahitchka
Adult School site, and other
remote sites as well. The GED
program offers adults who have
not graduated from high school .
the chance to get their high
school equivalency or GED
'(General Educational Develop-
ment) diplomas by taking and
passing a series of tests.
GED diplomas are recognized
nationwide by employers, educa-
tors, and others as equivalent to a
high school 'diploma. Since the
GED program was initiated in
1942, more that 10 mlion adults
have obtained high school diplo-
mas through the GED program,
and the GED program accounts
lor about onw out of every seven
high school diplomas that are
issued each year.
The GED tests cover five aca-
demic areas-writing, mathemat-
ics, science, social studies, and
literature and the arts. The tests
focus on general skills and impor-
tant concepts, such as the ability
to evaluate, analyze, and draw
conclusions, and the ability to
understand and apply informa-
Sat 1/a Saw t o 74 S?/0
that there is usually no catching
But, the program for which
the library has funding is not to
teach just children to read. "We're
actively seeking out adults, too,
and seeking volunteers to help
with the instructing." she said.
"Anyone who can't read with
understanding at a ninth grade
level is considered illiterate," she
The library is able to use a
portion of the grant on other
'". For Instance, the City( of
. Wewahitchka has had its .public.
library inside the old vaultat the
former courthouse in-
Wewahitchka. They have been
able to move out of these cramped
quarters into a larger room in the
old building and offer more ser-
vices to the people in that city as
well as fund personnel to operate
The library is now capable of
offering many services normally
associated with a library.
The county library offers a
after school hours outlet for refer-
ence books and reference materi-,
al for students; not the least of
which is computers and computer
programs. "Some of the comput-
ers in the school libraries are riot:'*""
ini working order,",, the, speaker
revealed. '- i
Guest of the club was. Bob
Bqlduc,; back for the winter from'
his home in Michigan.
ses Ongoing at GCASR
tion and concepts. require more analytical and prob-'
New and revised tests were lem-solving skills.
introduced in 1988. and the bat- To find out more about study-:,
.,ery now includes an essay com- ing for a GED Diploma or' the-
ponent, designed to evaluate the GED program, residents of Gulf'
ability to organize a written County may call Merri Christie at
answer on a topic of general inter- 227-1744 at the Gulf County
est. Other changes were made to Adult School.
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MEDITATIONS OF A
ETxHHntry H AreacsHer
By LOWELL F. ADAMS
"Saith the Lord, I will make
a new covenant."
THE HOLY LAW was our Heavenly Father's covenant
or agreement with the Jews, throughout the Old Testament
times. That meant they had to keep unbroken, every iota of the.
law of God, in order to be acceptable to God. Like you and me,
they failed in this, and in order for them to be forgiven for such
sin, the priest had to slay a "perfect" lamb and shed it's blood
upon the altar, as a sacrifice for their sins. This arrangement did
not please god, for most of them, like people today, "talked"
and acted rfghthous, but lived sinfully,. And they shut out the
rest of the world from any claim on God's promises.
In Hebrews 8:7 God says "If that first covenant had been
without fault, there would be no reason for the second." And in
yerse 8, He says, "I will make a New Covenant..."
Chapter 7 of Hebrews explains God's reasoning for a new
and better eternal priesthood, One who sits at the right hand of
the heavenly throne of God. Under the law, the priest first had
to make sacrifices for his own sins: then he sacrificed innocent
lamb'$ blood for the people's sins. This High Priest of the new
Scovenant, Jesus, God's Son, needs not to sacrifice for His own
*sin, for He has none.. But He did sacrifice His Own Blood for
all the sins of those who will believe Him and accept His offer
of Salvation in fact, He is not willing that anyone should
perish. Hekdid all that on the Cross of Calvary, and at the same
time He nailed the law (the first covenant) to that cross.
Jesus was born into this world as a human baby, and grew
into manhood, suffering all the temptations of the flesh just as
Syou and I, (Heb. 4:15) yet without ever sinning. This in order
that the law would be fulfille, as the Scripture says it must. In
Matthew 5:17 Jesus said He didn't come to destroy the law, but
to fulfill it. Those of us who want to inhertit the Kingdom of
God, arid never die, have only to tell Jesus that we want Him to
forgive our sins, and we want Him to be our Lord and Saviour.
Then we will be born a child of God.. Then the Holy Spirit
immediately comes to live in our heart. When a Christian dies
. their soul lives on and goes to be with Jesus. Physical death is
. only a doorway into God's heaven. We will receive a new
body, like that of our Saviour. Praise His Name. Hallelujah!
To my brothers and sisters of
local 379. Thank you for your
support and confidence. God
bless you and your families.
L. L. Duke Jones
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
.. 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456 .
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORN ING WORSHIP- 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
'0 taste and se-c that the Lord is good: blessed is the man alint trrueth 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 minmstr please call 647-S026 -
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Church Office 227-1493 'Gus Carpenter, Pastor
Sunday School . . . . 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship . .. 1:00 a.m..
Sunday Evening Service' ': . 6:30 p.m.
\Wednesda . . .... 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
F irst UnitedMethodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Eat rly Service .............................. 9:00 a.m. CT
Contemporary Service .............. 11:00 a.m. CT
MINISTERING. TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
Rev. Ted Lovelace/.Pastor
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424
Dr. John Anderson, Music Director'
Office Phone: 648-8820
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1998 PAGE 3B
LABC Will Offer "Four Tickets to Christmas" Drama
The music ministry of Long
Avenue Baptist Church 'till pre-
sent "Four Tickets to Christmas"
on Sunday and Monday,
December 13 and 14, at 7:00 p.m.
Set ht the turn of the century,: the
styles of music in this 'dramatic
musical include ragtime,, parlor-
music, and. even a barber shop'
quartet with a mix of traditional
and, new Christmas music, char-
acter.songs, and production num-
bers. : '
The musical follows the
escapades of an out-o-works fain-,
ily performingg ,group who find
themselves unexpectedly spend-
ing,Christmas in a small rural
town of Ohio. where the entire
family learns, the'importance of
following God's unique direction.,'
for their lives..
.By Christmas Evethey have
turned the town upside down-
and some of their-h own, relation-
ships around. '"It's a season of.
beginnings." -and that includes
beginning and restoring a rela-
tionship with the Savilor whose
birth is being celebrated. .;' '
'The cast Includes: 'Henrry
Richmond, the leader of the fami-
ly singing group (played by Philip
Jones): Lucille Richmond, his wife
(played by Anealia Bush); Emma
Richmond. their daughter (played
by Kim 'Parker); Nicholas
Richmond. their son (played by
Trevor Burch): Chester
Richmond, Henry's father (played
by Bill Gandy); Eleanor
Richmond. Henry's Iother
(played by Dawne Ford).,.. .,
Other cast members are:o
Luke ,Wilcox, a hired hand on,
Chester .and Eleanor's, farm',
(played by Clay Cox); Rev-.
Franklin Doyle. the new pastor at.
a local church (played by Sterling,
Peiffer);. Cornelia Washburi, the
church organist (played by Pallas
Gandy): Victor Schwab, the musi-
cal director at the Syracuse
Family Playhouse (played by
Eugene Raffield): Eudora
Lindstrom, the Playhouse's resi-
dent soprano soloist (played by
Mary Harrison) '
:'2, } ':: '.1 : .-
In the photo above, a portion of the "Four Tickets .. cast is shown in their turn
of the century costumes.
;" Also joining the cast will be:
The Lamplighters. the
Playhouse's resident barbershop
quartet (played by Martin
Adkison, Curtis Clark. Bill Parker.
and Alford Ramsey): Preston
Pollard. the Playhouse's stage
manager (played by David Player);
a train conductor (played by Willie
Ramsey); Host, the announcer-of-
acts at the Playhouse (played by
Stan Siprell); and The Playhouse
Company and the people of Cedar
Grove. Ohio (played by the
church's Praise Choir members).
Brimming with nostalgia.
humor, poignant ,drama, and
tunes you will long remember.
"Four Tickets to Christmas" is a
family musical that will help to
make this Christmas season more
meaningful and complete.
The public is Invited to attend
either of the two nights that the
musical drama will be presented.
A.nursery will be provided.
God With Us
In Matthew 1:23, we
find, "Behold a virgin shall
conceive and bear a son,
-..-....-and -*hisi -name shall i:heyr
t'alled Emmanuel. which
m'earis God with us."
; With all of the chaos in,
the world it is great to know,
that God is with us. We who.
Oliver F. Taylor bear the name of His Son
Visitation Alinister, First are His people.
United Methodist Church The world continues to
have wars and rumors of wars. There is strife
within our nation asiwell as around the world.
Sometimes we are' puzzled trying to 'figure out
what is going on. God gave 'mankind freedom of
choice and things get mixed up.
However, we who bear the name of Christ know
that God is with us. We will be the victors in eter-
nity with our Lord and Saviour. Let us renew our-
selves in the Lord as we approach Christmas.
Church of God
to Present Play
The Port St Joe Church of
God will present the Christmas
play "HisLq Triumphant Journeyl"
on Sunday, December 13, at 7:00
p.m.. and Thursday. December
17, at 7:00. The church is located
at 482 Pompano Street In
Highland View. ;
Because the play will be held
outside this year, the front and
right side of the church will be
roped off. and'parking will be lim-
ited. Vehicles may park on the left
'side of the'church:.and along the
Street. Bleachers and chairs will
'be available."and visitors are also
welcome -to bfing lawn 'chairs.
(Approximate play time is' 45 to 60
SOutreach in Wewa
The Gulf County Senior
.Citizens Association. Inc., will be
conducting Outreach on
.)December 12, at the Christmas
TFes'tival In 'Wewahitchka. from
10:00 to 11:00 a.m., CT, as they
. continue to inform people 60 and
over about the many .services
available to hem. ,
Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)
The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School . . . .. . .. 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service .. ..... ...., .. .. ..... 10 a.m. CDT
Sunday Evening Worship . ... .. .. .5 p.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study ....... ...... .. 7 p.m. CDT
KEN BUTTERWORTH, minister
Comie and Be Blessid! .
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 .
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6eeme~tea~ aad Secad4~ ~c~ac4tc~% ?acd't'e'~
By: Jessica Hill
Those who say a thing cannot
be done should not stand in the
way of those who are doing it. This.
has been the Sharks' attitude this
week in athletics, serving the com-
munity, and the future.
Congratulations to the Lady
Sharks basketball team who
defeated Blouhtstowh 54-47 last
Tuesday. The Lady Sharks are 1-0
in their district. You're off to a
good start ladies-keep it up.
Port St. Joe's football team
ended a great season Friday. The
team was defeated by North
Florida Christian, but even with
the defeat, this team has proven
that work and dedication pays 6ff;
They ended their season with a
record of 10-3. Good job, guys
"* Students, you need to hurry
and; get your absentee notes to
Mrs. Sewell no later than five days
from the day you return. Students
who do not get in their notes for
being absent within five days will
be counted unexcused.
'There, are a couple of scholar-
ships available in the guidance
office. Juniors and seniors who
have contributed in community
service either through active
involvement in a service organiza-
tion or on your own, please see
Mrs. Ramsey for a President's
Service Challenge Scholarship
Seniors, if you have culinary
interests, .the guidance office has
two scholarships available to culi-
nary art schools.
The Key Club and Keyettes are
sponsoring a Red Cross blood
drive on Monday. January 11.
1999.. This is open to the public
and to; juniors and seniors.
(Participants must be at least 17
years of age.)
Wephitchk Elemenltaru I
School News ..
.A. By lindoW Mhi lo.d,. ".-
Gayla Williamson is the'
"Student of the Week"
Gayla Williamson, the nin
year old daughter of Arvelia ar
Croska Williamson, was chose
by Linda Whitfield as tl
"Student of the Week". Gay
counts playing tetherball as he
favorite thing to do. When sl
grows up, she wants to be a na
technician because, "I like pret
She likes to play wil
Hannah, Kelly, Sam, Meleah, an
her baby sister. Cheslee. Somec
her favorites are: TV sho\
"Rugrats": color, blue: and son
"Rock 'This Country". If Gay
could visit anywhere in the worl
it would be to New York.
,Gayla says this: "I like ri
school. I like my teacher. I lil
playing with my friends." Hi
teacher says, "Gayla is a wonde
ful student with bright creatir
ideas. She listens, reads, an
excels in,all, that she does." St
will receive a large free pizza fro:
Will McLemore at the'- Dix
Kindergarten student Jacc
Taylor said he really liked th
speech therapist. Dr. Cecil Tllit
He said he was a "wizar" an
could do magic. But. Jacob note
he "couldn't make himself disal
Young Tyler Whitten likes i
help his mom Doris Jean folio
recipes and cook. When she Wv
preparing to make a cake. h
remarked that "he knew how t
follow the referee!" (Teeny, Tiny
and Pee Wee League football h&
Cody Raffield told me that h.
mom "was six months old." I kne
what he meant, but didn't say. H
just kept saying it and finally on
kid said, "You mean she's si
Randy Harper's classroom
reading LITTLE HOUSE ON TH
PRAIRIE as one of their novels. H
was telling them that the series'
still on TV and asked if anyor
had seen it. Little Faith Harr
said, "Oh, is it after The Heveri
Billbillies?" Mr. Harper said,
believe it is the Beverly Hillbillies
Sue-The TV Star
Actually, she is the recipiei
of the Golden Apple Award,
prestigious award from WMB]
Usually a student nominates
special teacher for this award, bi
this time a teacher nominate
Her co-worker Lori Price ga'
flowery praise for Sue McDanil
saying that she was "the stability
the consistency, and the stru
ture that our students need."
Interns from Bay Coun
Schools came, along with WMB
personnel, and filmed Sue in h
classroom. They also interviewed
co-workers and students. Sue
debut will be Wednesda
December 9, at 5:00. Watch h
and then get her autograph. Sl
truly deserves this Golden App
Dates to Remember ...
Thursday, December 10-
Sixth grade musical performan'
at 8:15 and 9:00.
Saturday, December 12-
Sixth grade musical performance
Monday, Decemberi, 14-
Fourth grade "Use Your
Imagination" at 6:30 in the
Tuesday, December 15-
Fourth grade play at 8:15 and
Friday, December 18-Early
dismissal, Linton Site at 11:50.
Main Street at 11:45, WHS at
GATOR AFGHAN SALE
3b Several people have called the
ie school trying to order the Gator
s. afghan,. recently sold by Mrs.
id Dickens' class as a fund raiser. To
d, re-order, she must have at least
p- 25 orders, the minimum the com-
pany will ship. These afghans are
to $40 each-please contact Mrs.
w Dickens or Mrs. Alcorn at 639-
as 2228 to place an order.
to .As always, there is much
y,. going on during this season.
id Basketball games are just: about
every night, either boys or girls.
is This year there are six different
w ., teams trying to squeeze games
[e into the gymn.
ie *' s -
ex HSCTI" scores are back, as you
may have seen on TV. We are
is waiting to release our scores until
[E the county figures' are all in, but I
e. will say that WHS 'students did
is very well with only a few problems
that will need to be ironed out
with remediation and retakes.
ly 'The HSCT Is the math/com-
"I munications test all students
must pass to graduate with a reg-
ular diploma. Hopefully, we will
nt do as well on the Florida Writes
a series, which is in the middle of
B. January, and the FCAT series,
a which is in, February. Students
ut and teachers are working hard to
Congratulations to Coach
ve Grant Grantham for being named
el, head varsity boys baseball coach.
y, Also named as his assistant varsi-
c- ty coach was Coach Chris Lee
who recently joined the Gator
ty staff replacing Jay Kearce who left
3B to enter the business world.
ed Just a reminder that on
e's January 12 we will be having a
y, Red Cross blood drive at WHS.
er -Students 17 or older, with
he parental permission, may donate
>le a pint of blood during their plan-
ning periods. This "Gift of Life" is
a necessary, vital community pro-
ject. Parents, you can also come
down and donate' that day. The
ce Red Cross will furnish donuts and
Students of the Week
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week" Kady
Dunlap, Ashley Lacour, Austin
Burke, Leah Ogden, Danlelle
Curry, and Jordan Todd.
Third Grade Christmas
Our third grade will be per-
forming a Christmas program,
featuring holiday songs from
around the world, on Thursday,
December 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the
auditorium. All family and friends
are Invited to attend. A P.T.A.
meeting will follow the perfor-
Volunteer Spotlight ;
Our volunteer spotlight is on
Jeannie Dykes. Jeannie volun-
Dates to Rememiber .
December 14th, K/1st Field Trip.
. Babies In Toyland.
December 17th, Music program at
December 17th, Volunteer
Christmas Appreciation Day.
December 18th. Yo-Yo Day, from
11:30 a.m. to dismissal.
Janu 5th. Students return.
January 20th, Florida Writes for
January 25th, Storyteller.
Librarian ,. .i Joyce
Sweazy said, "The Book Street
Book Fair was great!" She thanks
all who came in to browse and/or
buy books. Also a great big thank
you to Sandra Brock and Kathy
Thomas for their help during the
Star Lab .... Peter Straub
was the Starship Commander.
After -all the space cadets were
ready to embark on a journey into
space. They entered a tunnel to
exit into the threshold of space.
There. they learned of the plants
The end of the first half of the
year is' fast approaching. The
Christmas holidays begin
,December 18th at 12:00 noon.
Semester exams vill be Thursday.
December 17, anrd Friday. the
18th. Encourage your students. to,
There will be a free presenta-
tion of the one man show "Edgar
Allen Poe" Friday at 1:30 at the
WHS Commons. Parents are invit-
ed! Come on and get a little cul-
PORT ST. JOE
teers for Vivian Patten and enjoys
working with the kids. Her hob-
bies include putting ,puzzles
together, shopping, baking good-
ies, writing poetry, and drawing.
She also enjoys watching; the
Atlanta Braves, Florida Gators,
and Dale Earnhardt #3 in racing
and Dale Jr., tool She attended
school in Wewahitchka and will
return 'to school, in the spring to
major in art. Keep up the great
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
Martin Luther King, Jr.
: Calendar of, Events to,
occur between January and May,
1999 January 20th. Florida
Writes (fourth graders);
February 2nd-3rd. F.C.A.T.,
'' Florida Comprehensive Assess-
n ment Test (fourth graders-reading
Sand rifth graders-math):
March 24th to 31st, Terra
Tests of Basic Skills (first through
Yo-Yo Day Yo-Yos have
,,been in existence for about 3,000
years and since the 1930's in the
United States and Europe. The
word "yo-yo" means "come back"
': and was named and used in the
"',Philippines as a weapon and a
News Col u'lmn
aaith Christian School
ready for the Lord's command,
We want to share with you the
names of our students who had a
perfect homework record for the
first nine week grading period. We
salute these "Homework Heroes"
for their responsible work in this
area of study habits In grades one
1st gLrade-Ryan Brown.
Blake Nobles, Chellsey O'Neill and
2nd grade---Brandi Price.
g3rd rade-Trevor 'Burch,
Ashton Norris, Albert Scheffer
and Trevor Seay. .
4th grade-Ronnie Brown,
Brittany Davis, Byron Peters,
Jason Price', arid Meghqn
5th grade--Josh Belle, Kelly
Geoghagan, Michael Griffin and
6th grade-Jeffrey Pitts,
Jennifer Sherrill and Mark
7th grade-Rachel Bixler,
Gabriel Phillips. Victoria Ramirez
and Ashley Smith.
..h grade-Linda Phillips.
and the Milky Way and our own
galaxy, comets and meteors.
They observed the, mythologi-
cal creatures and figures in the,
* stars, and then the sky filled with
millions of .stars They went
into the.black hole swirling
around and around. Whew! Out of
that, finally ,
We really appreciate the
knowledge gained which was pro-
vided for by Arizona Chemical
Cultural Arts Grant. Thank you!
Progress reports went out this
past week to those students who
need to put some extra effort into
their studies. The- semester will
end December..18, so, they don't
have much time to pull up those
Our annual .Christmas pro-
gram. which is presented by Joy
Richard's third grade class, will
be December 18, at 10:00 a.m.
and at 10:30 a.m. School will be
dismissed that Friday at 12 noon.
Rev. Allen Welborn of First
Baptist Church spoke to our stu-
dents at chapel this past Monday
morning on the' "Armor of God" as
described in Ephesians 6. He
encouraged the students to be
Thanks to the following peo-
ple, the remainder of our class-
rooms at Port St. .Joe Elementary
School have been .adopted:
Patrick O'Neal, Greg and Linda
Johnson. Citizens Federal. and
Laurie Allen. We appreciate you!
Gulf CQunty 001 ipl
"Take Your Parentsto MON-BBQ Chicken on Bun,
S1 W Hash Brown, Baked Beans
t an TdES- CHRISTMAS DINNER..
h ol" W eek a TUES- CHmsI'mAs DINNER.
During the week of November
15-21, Wewahitchka Elementary
School celebrated American
Education Week 'by encouraging
its students, to "Take Your Parent
to School."' The school, had in
excess of 120 parents come and
Several classes .. :at
Wewahitchka Elementary School
have recently been visited .by a
nutritionist. Denise Rich, through
the University of .Florida
Cooperative Extension Service,
visited classrooms and gave 'pre-
sentations on a variety of nutri-
tion and health aspects.
Students have learned about
the food- guide. pyramid', the
Importance of breakfast, safe food
handling procedures, and diet
and physical fitness. Ms. Rich
presents materials in a highly-
motivating manner which encour-
ages student participation and
share a portion of their child's
school day: The teachers provided
parents with a variety, of opportu-
.nities to share ,in the, learning
experience of their children.,
Parents were invited to partic-
ipate in computer labs, writing
and. math lessons, innovative' sci-
ence experiments, arts and craft
opportunities, language arts pre-
sefntations, and many parents
shared lunch with their children
in the cafeteria.
The faculty and staff of
Wewahitchka 'Elementary School
'are dedicated to providing the
children' of Gulf County with a
quality education that will pre-
pare them to make valuable con-
tributions to our society.
They. know that this will only
happen if parents and teachers
work together in order to assure
that each child reaches his or her
full potential., The sponsors of
"Take Your Parents To School"
Week are deeply grateful to those
parents who shared in this spe-
cial week, and they are convinced
that it is just such parental
involvement that will ensure aca-
demic success for the students.
WEDS- Taco Salad, Italian
Bread, Banana Pudding. and,
THURS- Sausage Pizza,
Tossed Salad, Pears, Bread
Sticks and Milk. .
FRI- No LUNCH SERVED.1 EARLY
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF CERTAIN ITEMS.
School will not be held on
Monday, January 18, due, to
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birth-
Our fourth graders will take
the Florida Writes test on
Wednesday, January 20.
Florida Prepaid College,
Friday, January 29, is the
deadline to enrol in the Florida
Prepaid College Program. For
more information, please call "1-
The Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test will be given .,to
our fourth and fifth grade stu-
dents on February 2 and 3.
toy. In the 1920"s. Donald' ,F.
Duncan developed the yo-yo we
use today the Duncan Yo-bo.
Our contest, with many dif-
ferent categories will take place
on Friday, December 18. along
with many FCAT strategies
planned as well for the morning.
Parents, we ask that you talk with
your children about yo-yos .. .
your ex-periences. origination. and
any other mathematical, scientif-
ic, or reading strategies that ,you
can experience with .your child
Empty Cookie jar .,We
would like to thank everyone who
donated to our "Empty Cookie
*. '" .' ,, v .'
From our student Lion's Tale,
we bring you an editorial from our
Editor-in-Chief, Crystal Allyn ,.
What a time to be thankful!
We live in the best country, have
plenty of food; and have the privi-
lege of going to an excellent school
where we can learn so much
about God. We have truly been
blessed. These reasons and many
more are why we should be very
thankful and praise God every
day. -.- I -
Thanktsging should be prac-
ticed every day and not just once
a year. Saying "thank you" can
brighten anyone's day!
labels on tobac-
Sure, they're a
but who reads,
them? -* ;"
Most warning labels tell how
cigarette smoke contains carbon
monoxide or hoiv it can cause
low ,birthweiglpt-but .... some
women, don't plan on, or can't
have babies. Some people don't
even know if carbon monoxide
can hurt.you. It sure doesn't say
it on the label.
I think the only way to get
people to notice these, warnings
is to make them bolder, bigger,
more colorful, and true to, the
point. "Smoking kills" would
make an ample one.
We should do something
about it. It should be as easy as
making the Surgeon General
wake up to the fact that these
warnings are too vague. This is
hardly possible, considering
how long it takes to do things in
Washington, and the mysterious
taboo about tobacco. restric-
Beu&e 1to 9e'f- our Ieff1er to 6an*-,Q" "pvae&
before SPO pm on Mosda~y, Decemb er -?I6f-. Look
for 'Scof-a's spetia mma&~b ouccrI-b"tIn i f-he Nsec-
1-ilon of i-Ne week's issue of TVhe SGi-r.
T~T '~ '-I- "- V -~
from Highland View Elementary School
From the Principal of
by Larry A. Mathes .,'
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1998 PAGE 5B
2nd Lt. Watson
I Air Force 2nd Lt. Christopher
B. Watson has graduated from the
OCTOBER 6, 1998
The Gulf County School Board met in
,regular session on October 6. 1998. at
9-00 a.m.. ET. in the Gull County School
., Board Administrative Offices in Port St.
Joe. The following members were present:
'* Charlotte Pierce. Caroline Norton. David
Byrd. Mary Pndgeon. and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
Chairman Pierce presided. and -the
I meeting was opened with an invocation led
t**' Mrs. Norton. followed by the Pledge of
'" Algiance led by Mr. Byrd.
MENTORING MIDDLE SCHOOL
GIRLS/ACCEPT PROGRAM PRESENTA-
TION: Mrs. Martha Weimoris presented an
overview, of these programs to the Board'
SCHOOL TO WORK/TECH PREP
PROGRAM PRESENTATION: Mr. George
Cox presented an overview of these pro-
grams to the Board
HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNUAL
REPORT: Mr. Doug Kent updated the
'Board on programs/services provided to
the school system by the Gulf County
SPublic Health Unit.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA:" On motion
Sby Mrs. Pndgeonj second by Mrs. ;Norton,
and unanimous yote, the Board adopted
the agenda. .
CONSENT ITEMS:- On motion by Mr
Byrrd, second by'Mrs. Pridgeon and unani-
mous vote, the Board took noted action on
thefollowing consent items: .
Approal g Minute: Approved the
Board meeting minutes of September 8.'
Correspondence: Acknowledged corre-
S spondence from, Dr. Bill Truby. and the
family of Sarah Jane Chason.
Personnel: App'oved the following out- -
of-field teachers for the- 1998-99 school
year: Port'St.; Joe High. Connie Conyers,
Tammy Owens, Walter Watford. Kenneth
i: Wewahitchka High: Dawn Alcorn,
'.Stephanie Wade, Chris Harding. Martin
Port St. Joe Middle: Martin Adkisn, .
Linda Bancroft, Carl White. '
Port St. Joe Elementary: Katrina Glass.
approved George Cox and Chris Earley
,to attend the National Tech Prep
'Conference in Kansas City, Missouri,
October 29-November 1, 1998.
Ap; Apro.ved Martha Weimorts, Carol
Cathey, and Evelyn Cox to attend the
National Excellent Schools Conference in
Stowe, Vermont from November 5-9. 1998.
Approved request of Martha Weimorts,
coordinator of the ACCEPT & Mentoring
'"Middle School Girls program. for Judy
Williams and Micah Peak to receive S500
each supplements.for the 1998-99 school
year for their assistance with these pro-
grams. Supplements will be paid from' the,-
,grant monies.available for these programs.
SApproved Rachel Crews for the supple-, *
mentary position of homebound teacher at'
Port St. Joe High School for the 1998-99
Approved Kim Nobles for the supple-
mentary position of flag corps sponsor at
Port St. Joe High School to replace Gloria
Gant for the 1998-99 school year.
Approved the following academic coach
supplementary positions for the 1998-99'
school yeai: Highland View Elementary:'.
Charlotte Willis; Port St. Joe Elementary:
Annette Minger; Port St. Joe High:, Diane
Approved Melissa Ramsey "to. receive
regular teacher pay for substituting in the
guidance counselor position at Port St. Joe
High School until the position can be
advertised and a full time counselor hired.
ApprovIed Cecil Tillis to receive the sup-
joint specialized undergraduate
pilot training (JSUPT) at Vance Air
Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma,
and received an aeronautical rat-
ing of pilot in the military.
;'JSUPTIs a program for offl-
'cers In the Air Force, Navy,
elementaryy pay. for:'. the. Speech
Pathologist's position for the 1998-99
Accepted the resignation of Jay Kearce
from his position of teacher/head baseball
coach at Wewahltchka High School effec-
tive October 16. 1998.
Accepted the retirement nouce, of Jean
Johnson from her position of school food
service worker at Wewahitchka High
, School effecUtie No ember 25. 199.8.
Accepte the retirement nouce of Rosa
Lee Williams from her position of bus dri-
ver effective May-26, 1998.
Accepted the resignation of Carolyn
Ro yval from her position of Secretary at
Port St. Joe Elementary School effective
October 7. 1998. ,
Approved Diane Clark. Pre-K Aide at
%.Wewahitchka Elementary School, receive
credit for three years of experience for pay-
Approved Jullanne Cart for the posi-
tion of school food service cashier at
: Wewahitchka High School effective
September 10. 1998
Approved the following substitute
teachers for the 1998-99 school year in the
Gulf County School system Holly Pituch.
Georgine Atchison, Stephanie Newsome,
Sally Childs. Tom Barnard. Ruth Stark.
Studien Matten. Approved the follow-
ing Calhoun county residents to attend
Wewahitchka Elementary School for the
1998-99 school year: Chase Bailey.
Frankie Bailey. Heath Bailey. Trails
Griffin. and Candace Griffin.
CONSTRUCTION MATTERS: The
Superintendent reported on progress at
Port St. Joe Elementary to 'date. Mr.
Watson is noting inclement'weather days
for future reference
,,PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by'
Mrs Norton, second by Mtr. Redd, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following program matters:
Approved submission of the Parents to,
Kids grant application for the 1998-99
school year. I I
Adopted the Instructional Performance
Appraisal' System for the Gulf School
District as submitted.
Approved the 1998-99 Five-Year
Master Inservice Plan. I
TRANSPORTATION. MATTERS: On
motion by Mrn Byrd, 'second 'by Mrs.
Pridgegn, and. unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following transportation
Approved the Annual Transportation'
Summary for the 1997-98.
Approved private transportation for the
Pregnant and Parenting Teensprogram to
transport students to Gulf Coast
Community College and Haney Vo-Techi on
. September 23 and L30, 1998.
SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT: On
motion" by" Mrs. Nortofi, second by Mr.
i Byrd. and unanimous vbte, the Board took
the following action.
Approved Sissy Worley, Finance
Officer, to open an account for the Marilyn
Witten Scholarship fund.
Reviewed progress on 1997-98 safety
deficiencies at all facilities. No action nec-
., Reviewed School 'Resource Officers'
Monthly Activity Reports for September,
1998. No action necessary.
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: 'On
motion by. Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved for Board members to attend the
winter Florida Schobl Boards Association
,conference in Tampa. December 1-4,
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting
adjourned at 10:35 a .m.. ET.
Marine Corps, Air Force Reserve,
Air National Guard and the air
forces of several allied countries.
The 52-week specialized
undergraduate pilot training is
divided into three phases. Phase I,
preflight, includes 19 days of aca-
PUBLIC NOTICES I
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOUR-
.TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO. 98-1I1-CA
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK,
successor by merger with FIRST
UNION NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA,
SHEILA K. TOOLE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SHEILA K. TOOLE;
JAMES M. SMITH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DONALD H. BUTLER; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DWIGHT L. BUTLER;
UNKNOWN SPOUSEiOF RAYFORD L.
.BUTLER; UNKNOWN" SPOUSE OF
CARL E. COPELAND; GULF COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS;
TYNDALL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; et al.,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
November 17. 1998. and entered in Case No. 98-
151-CA of the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
Florida. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Front Steps of-the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe. Florida.
at 11:00 a.m. (ESl on the 18 day of December
1998. the following described property as set forth
in said Summary Final Judgment:
Lot 6, Block 16. PORT ST. JOE BEACH
UNIT ONE, as per plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 1. page 58, Public Records of
Gulf County. Florida.
TOGETHER WITH all the improvements
now ,or hereafter erected on the property,
and all easements, rights, appurtenances.
rents; royalties, mineral, oil and gas rights
and profits, waier nght- and 'ock and all
fixtures'now or hereaner attached to the
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on
Nov. 17. 1998.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons with. disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the individual or agency sending
notice no later, than seven days prior to the proceed-
ing. If hearing impaired. (IDD) 1-800-955-8771, or
Voice V) 1,800-955-8770, Via Florida Relay Service.
Clerk of the Circuit and County Court
By: /s/ T. Knox
T Properties,: Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR-30
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay
1.800.458.7478 or 888.458.7470
Red Bull Island. Unit No. 1, Lot 4, Block E, $10,000.
Seashores Subd. ,- 101 Nautilus. Like New. Corner lot
in restricted' subdivision, 3 bedrooms, ,2 baths with .wash-
er/dryer off master suite and kitchen. Wired for surround
sound, ideal for year round living or summer h6me. 2 car
garage, ,1 block to the beach. Reduced to $113,000.
Several long term rentals now available.
Furnished & unfurnished, Mexico Beach
GulfAire Port St. Joe.
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor -M iEusI. meE
ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor M LS
G...f Bo*a..' -
u" ,. B r
Gulf Co. School Board
demics, aerospace physiology/
human factors, and flying funda-
Phase II, which includes 90'
days training in the twin-engine,
subsonic T-37 Tweet aircraft, cov-
ers academics, instrument, cock-
pit familiarization, take-off and
landing, weather, naigatlon. mis-
sion planning, and flying hours.
Phase III consists of 120 days
in T-38 bomber-fighter track
training, and 120 days in the
T-1 aircraft tanker- transport
track training, which covers acad-
'emics, aerodynamics, instrument
and cockpit familiarization, flight
simulator, weather, cross-country
navigation, flight formation, and
The lieutenant will be
assigned as a KC-10 aircraft pilot
at Travis Air Force Base in
Watson is the son of Janet F.
Williams and Robert L. Watson of
Port St. Joe.
He received a bachelor's
degree in 1997 from Florida State
University in Tallahassee.'
I See The Star On Line at
:2tc. December 3 and 10, 1998.
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company, or cor-
poration interested in selling the County the fol-
1 Fire Truck -.5 years or less old
Specifications can be obtained at the Gulf County
Planning/Building Department at 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd, Port St. Joe. Florida 32456.
Deliver Date must be specified.
Please indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID. the BID NUMBER. and what the BID
Bids will be received until Friday, December 18,
1998 at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T., at the Office of the Clerk
of Court, 1000 Cecil Q. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St:
Joe, Florida 32456. The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids received.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF
/s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk
/s/ Tommy Knox, Chairman
2tc, December 3 and 10, 1998.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids in duplicate will be received until
MONDAY. DECEMBER 21. 1998 @ 10:00 A.M.
CDT by the Gulf County, North Florida
Headstart. Wev.-hnchka. Fiorida at ahich ume
and place all bids will rce publicly opened and read
REMODELING (2) CLASSROOMS
OLD WEWAIIITCHKA ELEMENTARY SITE
NORTH FLORIDA HEADSTART
The Contractor shall furnish all labor. matenal-
and equipment: and shall be responsible for the
ensure completion of this project Plans. specifica-
tions and contract documents may be procured 3t
the ollice of the Architect. 130 Highway 22.
Wewahitchka. Florida and may be procured by .
General Contractors upon a fee ol S20.00 per set
lfor plans and sp-cilcauons
Cashier's check. cerijled check, or bid bond, for
not les than 5'o. ol the amount of bid, must
accompany each proposal
Performance. Labor and Material Bonds, and
Workman s Cprrperai3on Insurance will be
required of the'succissful bidder
Right is reserved to reject any and all proposals
and waiJte techrscalioe,
No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of
thirty (30) days after date set foropening.
North Florida Headstart
P.0. Box 988
2P0 E. 2nd Street
Charles A Gaskin, ARA
P. O. BOX 7
130 Hwv- 22
Weaanlichka Flonrida 32465
2tc. December 10and I7, 199.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 98-71CP
IN RE The Estate of
( DORIS D. MATTHEWS. r '
11;- deceased "
J NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
DORIS D MATTHEWS. deceased. File Number 98.
71 Is pending in the Circuit Court ifor Gulf County.
Flonda. Probate Dioision. the address of which 1I
Gull Counvty Courthouse. Probate Division. 1000
5th Street. Por St Joe FL 32456 The name and
addre,. of the Personal RepresenLaaue and his
attorney are sei forth below
All Interested persons are required to file
WTiHIN THREE 13) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. 11) All
claims against the estate and 121 anr objcUion- by
an interested person on whom noiuce was served
that challenges the validilt of the Will the qualify
cauons of the Personal Representative, venue or
jurisdiction of the Court
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
DATE of the first publicauon of this Notice of
%/ WILLIAM J RISH
RISH & GIBSON P A.
206 E 4tLh Street
P 0 Box 39
Port S Joe Florinda 32457
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO 0350583
,s/ WILLIAM H MATTHEWS
317 Conez Street
Port St Joe FL 32456
'2tc December 10 and 17. 1998.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
ST JOE PAPERMAKERS
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION.
v, CASE NO 97-355-CA
RILES E HILL. SMALL BUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION its successors or
assigns, an agency of the Unined
States of America. WEWAHITCHKA
STATE BANK WHFITIELD LANDING. ,
INC MILLER AGENCY. INC.
CITIZENS FEDERAL. SAVINGS BANK
Of PORT ST JOE and AMERICAN
BONDING COMPANY. an Anrizon
NOTICE OE SAL
Nouce is hereby given thai pursuant to a
Final Judgmeri ol Fore re daiped December I.
1996 and entered i.r Ciil Case No 97-355-CA ofl
the Circuit Court o the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
Of the State of Fonda In and lor Gulf County.
wherein ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS FEDERAL,
CREDIT UNION is .Plaintiff and RILES E. HILL,
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, its succes-
sors or assigns, an agency of the United States of
'America. WEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK, WHIT-
SFIELD LANDING. INC., MILLER AGENCY. INC.,.
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK OF FORT ST.
JOE and AMERICAN BONDING COMPANY, an
Arizona Corporation are Defendants I .will sell to
the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port St; Joe. Florida, at
. :11:00 (o'clock) A.M.EST on the 6th day ,ofjanuaty,
1999, the following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
Begin at the Intersection of the East line of
the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter of Section 9, Township 7 South,
Range 8, West. Gulf;County Florida, with
the northerly right of way line of County
Road No. 387 (formerly State Road No.
387, right of way varies); thence go South
73 degrees 07 minutes 14 seconds West.
along said Northerly right of way line, for a
distance of 438,98 feet to the Easterly right
of way line of Turkey Avenue (30.0 foot
right of way); thence go North 00 degrees
00 minutes 00 seconds East, along said
Easterly right of way line, for a distance of
200.00 feet: thence, leaving said Easterly
right of way line, go North 73 degrees 07
minutes 25 seconds East, for a dIstance of
439.06 feet to the East line of the
Northeast Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter of said Section 5: thence go South
00 degrees 01 minute 25 seconds West,
along said, East line of the Northeast
Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of
Section 5, for a distance of 200.00 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINNING.
DATED this 1 day of Dec., 1998.
BENNY C. LISTER
,, CICUIT COURT CLERK
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY /s/ T. Knox
2tc, December 10 and 17, 1998.
(.The Star is the Place for All of Your
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SPr, dental 50-927-2666 800-97A
Resort Realty of, Apalachicola
SSt. George Island 850-653-2555 888-419
ST. JOSEPH BAY OFFICE
1520 C.R. C-30, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 ,'
(850) 227-2000 888-227-2110
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Indian Pass, beachfront community Featuring a swimming pool and boardwalk to
the beach, paved parking, Unit 2-A. Beautiful 2BR/2.5BA, 1500 sq. ft. unit used
only by owner for the last 2 years. Ceramic tile floors, upgraded kitchen cabinets,
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PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 10, 1998
The Gull County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Tommy Knox. and
Commissioners Nathan Peters Jr, John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager,, Jr., '
i Others present were" County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Clerk Benny C Lister.
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C
Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Toiwan
McLemore. Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Director Larry Wells. Building
Official/Assistant Planner Michael
Hammond, Emergency Management..'911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson. Maintenance
Superintendent Joe Bearden. Mosquito
Control Department Secretary Sandy
,Hobbs, Assistant Road, Superintendent
Bobby Knee. Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford. South Gulf County EMS
Director Shane McGulfflin. Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent. and
Deputy Shertiff John Garner. ; ,
The meeting was called to order at
6:01 p.m.. E.S.T. ": .
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman Knox led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
CONSENT AGENDA / SUPPLEMEN-
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-ULipon motion by
,Commissioner Traylor second by
Commissioner Yeager, arnd unardmrous,'oite
"the Board approved the Cor'sent Agenda
and Supplemental Consent Agenda. as lol-
-October 27. 1998 Regular Meeting
-October 29. 1998 Workshop
-October 30. 1998 Special Meeting
-A R.P.C./Gulf County/CitIes Local
Miigation Strategy /
-Mosquito Control/Solid Waste (Junk,*
#70-426 Meter. #70-464 Sprayer. h70-"
355 1981 Truck. ,70-377 1989
Trailer/,Hoist. and #70-506 1970 Kent
4. Name Clarification
-South Gulf County E.M.S. to Gulf
-Purchase Assistance Vertrees
S (Sli 1.615 00) -
-Subordination Agreement -. Citizens
36. Travel '
-14th National Conference Preventing
Crime in the Black Community (Orlando
'June 2-5. 1999)
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA:
1. Easement Fill Dirt (Kim L. McDaniel)
2. Commercial Site Plan Reviews for City of
Wewahitchka (by Planning/Building
3. Health Insurance Janis Tankersley'
(Emergency Management Secretaryl
4. Invoice County Attorney Timothy
McFarland (October, 1998 1,935.00"
to be paid from Account #21314-31 1001
-First Choice Reporters (October. 1998 *
S647.50 to be paid from various Court
Reporter line items)
5. S.H.I P.
-Purchase Assistance -, Melinda
-Purchase Assistance Teresa' Ann
Fusiller(S 1 1.615 00)
-Purchase Assistance '- Mr. & Mrs.
Claude Thomas. IIl IS111.615.001'
RECEIVE BIDS (#9899-05) / WASTE
TIRE DISPOSAL-Purtuiant to advertise-
lment to receive sealed bids (#9899-05) for
waste Lire removal, the following bid was
received and tabled for review and recom-
mendation by Solid Waste Director
Danlord- Cumbaa Enterprises, Inc.;
,$100.00 per ton (up to 11 R24.5); $149.00
;,per ton (off-road tires); $3.00 .per tire for
de-rimming (regular tire); $7.00 per tire for
de-rimming (truck Lire): S35.00 per tire for
'de-nmming loff-road ure)
RECEIVE BIDS (#9899-06) WHITE
S.GOODS / METAL RECYCLING-Pursuant
to advertisement to receive sealed bids
(#9899-06) for recycling of white goods and
metals, the following bids were received
and tabled for review and recommendation
by Solid Waste Director Danford Hardpack
Recycling (a/k/a Crowder Excavating)
,$14.00 per ton; Cumbaa Enterprises, Inc.
$10.13 per ton.
SHELTER PROJECT SENIOR CITI-
Peters reported that Jerry Stokoe, Director
of the Senior Citizens Association, lhad a
conflict with tonight's meeting, and has
requested to be re-scheduled to appear at
the Board's next regular meeting.
ST. JOSEPH BAY HUMANE SOCIETY
/ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY-Annette
Minger and. Carolyn Lee, of the St. Joseph
Bay Humane Society, appeared before the
Board to request that the Board provide
them with the exact location for which the
Humane'Society can construct a new ani-
mal control facility (behind the
Courthouse). Mrs. Lee reported that Sue
Marley has agreed to provide the survey at
no cost, and Preble-Rish, Inc. has agreed to
provide the engineering at no cost.
Commissioner Yeager motioned for
Chairman Knox and Chief Administrator
Butler to approve a site and report back to
the Board so they can proceed with the nec-
essary documentation. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion for discussion.
After discussion that approximately two (2)
acres of land are needed, the motion passed
1997-98 ANNUAL FORESTRY
REPORT-Kenny Thomas. Forest Area
Supervisor. and Geoff Cummings. County)
Forester. appeared before the Board to pre-
sent their 1997-98 Annual Forestry Report.
Commissioner Traylor thanked these gen-
tlemen for the services they provide on
behalf of Gulf County
PUBLIC FUNDS / INSURANCE LIA-
BILITY-Marion Hough appeared before
the Board to discuss expenditure of public
funds, tort liabilitry, and a letter from the
Count' s insurance carrier regarding Peggy
Jo Mlilers imJury (stepped Into the water
McFarland reported that there, are several
notices in the Board's information packet
which refer to ongoing worker's compensa-
tion. unemployment compensation. and lia-
bility insurance claim;
RENEWAL QUOTES HEALTH /
LIFE INSURANCE-Chief Administrator
Butler reported on renewal quotes received
for health (BC/BSI and life (Shenandoah)
Insurance, slating that the amount per
employee for health insurance will increase
from S365 00 to S435.00 creating a
S17.000.00 deficit in that budget (no
Increase in the life insurance rates.
Commissioner Yeager discussed the bene-
fits of Blue Cross/Blue Shield Insurance.,
and motioned to approved the renewal
quotes for health and life insurance and to
amend the General Fund budget by reduc-
ing Reserve for Contingencies and micreas-
ing Health/Life Insurance by $17,000.00.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion.
Chairman Knox requested thaf''Chief
Administrator Butler contact Blue
Cross/Blue Shield and report back to him
the reason for the high 'rate increase. The
motion then passed unanimously.-
MECHANIC I ROAD DEPART-
MENT--Chief Administrator Butler pre-
sented a recommendation from the Road
Department that Jake Lewis be hired to fill
the Mechanic I positiUon Upon mouton by,
Commissioner Yeager. second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote. the Board approved this recommenda-
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS 1/2 TON'
TRUCK / ROAD DEPARTMENT-Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by'
Commissioner Stanley. rand unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to advertise to
receive sealed bids for a one-half ton pick-
up truck for the Road Department.,.
AWARD BID #9899-05/ TIRE DIS-
POSAL--Lipon recommendauon by Solid.
Waste Director Danford. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to award Bid #S9899-05
for waste tire removal to Cumbaa
Enterpnses. Inc.. as follows: $100.0.0 per
ton (up to 11 R24.5): 149.00 per ton (off-
road uresl. S3 C') per tire for de-rimming
(regular tire): S7.00 per tire for de-rimming
(truck tire); $35 00 per tire for de-rimming
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion, and It passed unanimously.
AWARD BID #9899-06 WHITE
GOODS / METAL RECYCLING-Upon rec-
ommendation by Solid Waste Director
Danford, Commissioner Yeager motioned to
award' Bid 99899-06 for recycling of white
gobds and metals to .Hardpack :'Recycling
(a/k/a, Jimmie Crowder Excavating and
Land Clearing, Inc.) in the amount of
$14.00 per ton to be paid to the County.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.,
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS /. HYDRO-
SEEDER SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT-
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Yeager. and unan-
imous Vote, the Board agreed to advertise
to receive sealed bids for a Hydro-seeder for
the Solid Waste Department.
LANDFILL WORKERS J;E.P.-Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed for Solid Waste Director-
Dahford to hire J E P. workers for the land-
I BOARD MEETINGS-Charles Doyle
appeared before the Board to request that
they change the regular meeting- time to
7:00 p.m., E.T./6:00 p.m.,. C.T. to allow for
attendance by Noith Gulf County residents.
Commissioner Stanley motioned to change
the beginning time for the- regular Board
meetings to 7:00 p.m.. E.T./6:00 p.m., C.T.,
and 'Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion for discussion. After discussion that
the Board. had previously tried changing
their meeting time, and that they would
hear anyone wishing to speak prior to
adjourning the meeting, the motion failed 3
to 2, with Cbmmissioners Peters and
Stanley voting yes.
LIABILITY INSURANCE .- MILLER-
Peggy Jo Miller appeared,before the Board
to report that she had received a letter from
thie County's liability insurance carrier,
stating that the County was not at fault
regarding .the accident she had (she
stepped in the water meter hole). She stat-
ed that the accident had cost her approxi-
mately $825.00 in doctor bills and loss of
work. The Board requested that Attorney
McFarland contact the insurance company
to have them investigate this matter fur-
MECHANIC I ROAD DEPART-
MENT-Upon motion by ,Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioper Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed for
Jake Lewis to begin work in the Mechanic I
positioning at the Road Department on
November 16, 1998. .
LAW ENFORCEMENT GRANT-Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Peters, Captain
Nugent stated that he has the application
to be completed for the annual Law
Enforcement Block Grant, and that, the
Sheriffs Department has been paying the
match funds for this arant. ,
WEWAHITCHKA ALS AMBULANCE
SERVICE-Commissioner Peters motioned
for the Board to approve the Level Four (4)
proposal submitted by Gulf County E.M S
to provide ALS service for the Wewahltchka
area and Commissioner Yeager seconded
the moon for discussion. Alter discussion
by members of the Board and the public,
the motion passed 3 to 2, with
Commissioners Stanley and Traylor voting
no. Upon inquiry regarding the effecUive
date that Gulf County E.M S. will begin
providing this sern ice. Commissioner
SYeager motioned for Gulf County' E M.S. to
be' responsible for provision of ALS service
in the Wewahitchka area. effective tonight
iNo0ember 10. 19981 at 8:00 p.m., E.T.
Commissioner Peters seconded the moon
and it passed 3 to 2. with Commissioners
Stanley and Traylor %uting no
GULF PINES HOSPITAL-David
Whiuleld. Physical Therapist at Gulf Pines
Hospital. stated that he is disappointed
about the negative remark; made about the
hospital by Commissioner Stanley. because
the ambulance senice has nothing to do
with the hospital. He further stated that
Shane McGulfin provides an excellent
ambulance service for Gulf County.
ROADS FEDERAL AID SYSTEM-
Upon Inquiry by Commissioner Stanley
about the roads prioritized on the Federal
Aid System list (C30. C3OE. C382). Chief
Adminisuator Butler stated that the List
was preciously submitted to the Florida
Department of Transportation as the
County's prionties for road paving (C30 has
sinmee been paved) ,
Commissioner Stanley reported that he
feels there has been discrimination against
District I in reference to being selected as
Chairman and/or Vice-Chairman. stating
that Commissioner Peters had held one of
the two positions 7 out of the 10 years
Which e e hasserved on the Board.
Commissioner Peters stated that he'was
voted into those positions by the members
of the Board.
COMPUTER SYSTEMS COUNTY
EMPLOYEES-LUpon discussion by Solid
Waste Director Daniord about a revolving
loan" to assist County employees with
being able to purchase computers (which.
will mn turn improve their work skills),
Commissioner Stanley stated that the
Board could purchase computers and
establish a County computer lab. Attorney
McFarland discussed potential problems
which could develop %lth a "loan- program,
and the Board took no action on this pro-
gra HURRICANE EVACUATION ROUTE-
'Upon inquiry by Commissioner Traylor,
Chief Administrator Butler stated that' he
had received a response from the 'Florida
Department of Transportation regarding a
meeting to consider an alternate evacua-
tion route from Highway 98 to County Road
386, but had not received 4 reply from Bay
County;: Tyndall Air Force Base or, St. Joe
PROPERTY TAXES FLORIDA
COAST PAPER COMPANY-Chairman
Knox reported that Ferrell Allen, of Florida
Coast Paper Company, advised, him .that
the paper company will not pay their taxes
until March, 1999, and he is requesting
that, all major spending be limited until
these funds are received.
'EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DIN-
NER-Chairman Knox stated that (with the
Board's-permission) the Annual Employee
Appreciation dinner, held at Butler's
Restaurant will be cancelled this year, due
to poor economic conditions within the
REGULAR ,BOARD MEETING -
DECEMBER-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner' Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to cancel theirtregu-
lar meeting scheduled for December 22,
1998 due to the Christmas holidays.
DITCHES GULF COUNTY FARMS-
Commissioner Peters stated that he had
received several complaints from residents
of the Gulf County Farms area regarding
the need for their ditches to be cleaned. A
resident of that area discussed the ditch
behind his house (at the end of Myers
-'Road). Commissioner Stanley stated that
the work crew will .be in that area next
week, but the County does not own the
ditch which is located behind his house.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SEC-
RETARY-Marion Hough discussed the
resignation of Gloria Ramsey and the letter
of recommendation by Emergency
Management Director Wells, requesting
that the Board also send a letter of recom-
mendation on her behalf. Chairman Knox
requested that Chief Administrator Butler
prepare this letter.
ROAD PAVING MYERS ROAD-A
resident of Myers Road inquired about why
the road was not completely paved (the
pavement ends before it reaches his house).
Commissioner Stanley agreed to meet with
him after the meeting to discuss this issue.
WEWAHITCHKA AMBULANCE SER-
VICE-Frankie Stanley stated that there
has been much discussion about a "divid-
ed" County, and he feels that the three
Commissioners who voted against the wish-
es of the people of Wewahitchka on the
ambulance service issue have definitely
created a "North/South" division within the
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
7:24 p.m., E.S.T.
TOMMY KNOX, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: BENNY C LISTER, CLERK
L P, MINUTES OF THE
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSS11
The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Dec. 10. 1998
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
1985 Chevrolet Celebrity, motor and
body. in good shape, good Ures, $700.
647-8662. Itc 12/10
1993 Lincoln Towncar. Signature
series, take over payments. AJls 5k dia-
mond cluster ring, 8 1,000. Can be seen
at 106 Victoria Ave., Highland View,
1988 Plymquth Horizon, 4 door std.,
$500. Call 227-9645 and leave mes-
sage. Itp 12/10
1991 red Toyota Corolla sedan, $2,200.
Call 850-653-8646 after 6:00. or leave
message. tp 12/10
15 passenger church van for sale, low
miles, some minor maintenance needs.
1991 Dodge. gray, at. a/c. power,
$6.000. Call Long Avenue Baptist
1987 Mazda RX7 GXL, runs good.
$1,500. Call 227-1568. tfc 11/5
'93 Honda 250 Nighthawk motorcycIe1.,
low miles. $1.950. Call 227-1639 or
227-1109, ask for Charlie or Linda.
35 hp Johnson o/b rebuilt w/gear shift
& steering. 81,200. Pontoon seats wrap
around with captain's char, pedestal,
helm & water sink, 8450. 24' pontoon
trailer, S600. 647-3452. tfc 12/3
26. 1 Mako with twin 150 hp Evinrudes,
less than 400 hours. Some electronics
and all aluminum tandem trailer.
Reasonable offer. 648-8211.
".-i,;i ,. ;.-t,. -,t- f c 12/3
2 bedroom. I bath at St. Joe Beach,
SI50 damage deposit, S450 month rent.
647-3298. 2tc 12/10
2 bedroom. I bath mobile home for rent
at beach, 8325 monthly. S200 deposit,
no utilities, no pets, references
required. Call 227-7372. 2tp 12/10
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. tfc 12/10:
Mobile home lot for rent, Mexico Beach,
648-5476. i 2tc 12/10
Mexico Beach, 16th Street, 3 bedroom,.
2 bath, brick, carport, unfurnished.
fireplace, central air/heat, large lot.
storage building. 1/2 block from Gulf.
No pets. 8625/month; year lease. 281-
326-5244. Itp 12/10
Rent on south side of Wewa. almost new'
14x50 2 bdrm.. I ba.. unfurnished.
mobile home w/cen.h&a, dishwasher &
w/d hookups. Utilities furnished. 8425-
monthly. Sorry, no pets. Must have ref-
erences. Call 850-648-5905 after 6:00
p.m. 2tc 12/10,
At Beacon Hill, near Mexico Beach. Nice
private 50x50 lot for RV, 1/2 block from
beach. Sewer, water," electric & cable
furnished. Also shed for auto, $200
monthly. Call 850-648-5905 after 6
p.m. 2tc 12/10
For rent business, Hwy. 98, Mexico
.Beach. For more information call 648-
3090. 4tc 12/10
Safe 'N Dry Storage
302-B Raid Ave., PSJ, FL
Ofe. 509 4th St.'
Port St. Joe, FL
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Comer of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Unfurnished 3 bdrm., 2 ba. trailer,
newly -painted, carpeted at Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5033. 2tc 12/3
Partially furnished 2 bdrm. trailer in
Highland View. Call 227-1260, leave
message, tfc 12/3
Two bdrm. 1 ba. block home in Oak
Grove community of Kinard, cen. h&a,
insulated windows., 'new fixtures in
kitchen & bath, $35,000 to sell or $300
month to rent. owner financing avail-
able. Call 229-6806. 2tc 12/3 -
Mobile home lot for rent at Mexico
Beach. Call 648-8201. tfc 12/3
2 and 3 bedroom apartments and town-
house in Port St. Joe. Very nice, w/d
hookups, $500-$595/month. Contact
Prudential Resort ,Realty, 227-2000.,
Two bedroom. I bath. St. Joe Beach.
8150 damage deposit, 8450 month rent.
Call 647-3298 2tc 12/10
Gulfaire townhome, I bdrm. I bath +
loft, all appliances, dishwasher, wash-
er/dryer, $450 month plus deposit.
'T I* tr. 1 I o 10
Unfurnished 2 bdr., 1
nished, ch&a, no pet
Woodward Ave., $495
Call Anne between 8
p.m. at 229-6914.
BEACH STORAGE. New 5x
and J.Qx20 available now. I
time only, pay one month ai
ond month free for units ir
building. Call 227-7200 to re
Prime retail space for rent on
7- h m OCUI 1 iJbli hoIU I 13
IvoU UbeUUUroom mo IIIUUUCe Uiime. U -o 7-<.
2 bdrm. 1 1/2 ba. mobile home, new
carpet, fenced yard, 1/2 mile from
beach. 8350 per mo. includes water,
sewer, trash, and cable TV. One month's
deposit. No Inside pets. 648-5229.
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-
located on Hwy. 98 next
to Gulf Fabricating
Now Renting Spacious
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
,, Central heat and air
*Wall to wall carpeting .,.
i,* Laundry facilities
S* On-site Management
For Rent, One Bedroom
MOSS CREEK APTS., 126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
(352) 47243952 l
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy -Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 12/3
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. filly carpeted. 1 bdrm.. apts. on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.Call
229-6353 for more information. NOW
TAKING APPLICATIONS tfc 12/3
Apartments and .Homes for Rent: One to
3 bedroom apartments. duplexes. and
homes for rent in Mexico Beach'
Furnished and unfurnished. Call
Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for more
information. tfc 12/3
Sa-- Vw Saw It I* 74 1/767'
Sunnyside Apt., 2 bd./2 ba. gulf view
apartment, washer/dryer, microwave.
d.w.. cen. h/a. furnished or unfur-
nished, long term rental. All utilities.
furnished, S600. security deposit
required. 648-5146. tfc 12/3,
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig
1/2 ba. cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
:es fur- laundry rm.
s, nice, Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
1022-B refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
month- New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
month. ba.. inside laundry rm., ch&a. dish-
a.m. 5 washer & stove. fully carpeted. Nc
4tc 11/12 FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air
10, 10xl0 washer/dryer hook-up.
For limited One bedroom apartment, washer/
nd get see- dryer hookup.
n our new Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
!nt today! tfc 12/3
For Rent: quaint building, clean, small
n Reid Ave. easy to decorate, ideal for small wed
tfc 12/3 dmrgs, receptions. dinners, great rates
For information call 227-1278. or 227
o955m o 1776. Utc 9/25
Garage Sale: Saturday & Sunday, Dec.;
12 & 13, 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Hwy. 381;,
south of Wewa, behind Dalkelth Bait. -
S, l' itc 12/Id
Jeff Wood 227-1559
"No job too big, or too small"
Free Estimates Insured
Free Estimates RF 0066770
, "ot' Commerciaj
Termite & Pest Control
* Termire Treatments 'easaurar,r Motel
"Flea Cormolr C,:.r:na10mr-urn
* Hwu.erod Pest C':nrol tew TreTiT,1rij
* Real Estate IWDO) Repr. i Coruiiutior, Sites
a PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serng Gult Co a Surrcurn rg 4re
Free Estimates & Inspections
Yard Sale: Saturday, 8 a.m. until, 2103
Cypress Ave. Toys, clothes, household
items, car top luggage holder and lots of'
misc. ltc 12/10.
Yard Salel Many unique items, 8 a.m. -
4 p.m., Dec. 12, 212 Balboa St., St. Joe
Beach. Itp 12/10
Garage Sale: Saturday, Dec. 12, rain or
shine, 8 a.m. until, 1611 Marvin Ave.
Yard Sale: Sat.. Dec. 12th. 8 a.m. -
noon. No early birds please. 2347
Parker Ave., Highland View. Turn by
school, go 3 blocks. ltp
Yard Sale at Overstreet Fire Dept! Lots
of toys. dishes and some clothes. It's a
Must see. must Join the fun at 8:00 a.m.
I Sat., Dec. 12th. ltp
Yard Sale: Several families. Sat.. Dec.
12, 8 to 2., 2482 Hayes Ave.. Highland
View. Washers. dryers, clothes, furni-
ture. knick knacks. T.V. Cancelled If
raining. Itc 12/10
Moving Sale: Sat.. 8 a.m.. 1905 Juniper
Ave. Something for everyone Men.
women, children, elderly and pets!
Christmas bargains galore. Itp
Yard Sale: Dec. 12. baby clothes, other
misc. items. 1100 Garrison Ave.. 8:00
a.ii: until ;!- tp.
Porch Sale: 35th St., Mexico Beach,.
Sat.. Dec. 12. 7:00 a.m. Books, clothes.
S figurines. Itp
Garage Sale: Saturday, 8 a.m.- 11 a.m.
2010 Monument Ave.
Yard Sale: 323 Coronado. St. Joe
Beach, ,9 to 12. Windows, lamps and'
misc. Saturday, Dec. 12. Itp
Yard Sale:.Saturday, Dec. 12, 8 a.m. till,
. 519 9th St.. PSJ. itc 12/10
YARD SALEI 1109 Long Ave.,
Saturday, Dec. 12th, from 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. Baby clothes, boys & girls
clothes. Women's and men's clothes.
Toys, toddler car seat, high chair,
infant bathtub ring, crockpot, hand-
mixer, coffee maker. Also puppies
and female dog. 1 black lab & 3
chocolate labs. Asking $25 ea.
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
1Where Qualiny Is Higher Than Price"
* Household Repairs
* Painting, Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORAGE \
5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
RA0043378 ER 0007623
For the #ffnayman annd 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
Yard Sale: Sat., Dec. 12, 8-12, 107
Yaupon St. (one street past 21st, off
Monument). Rain cancels. Itp
HELP : WANTE
CONSTRUCTION foremen, heavy
equipment operators, laborers needed.
Excellent benefits. Long term opportu-
nities. Drug Testing. EOE. Construction
Dept. P. 0. Box 59117. Panama City, FL
32412-0117. 6tc 12/9
Gulf/Franklin Collaborative Partner-
ship Coordinator (4 hours dally). The
Gulf County School Board is receiving
applications for Gulf/Franklin
Collaborative Partnership Coordinator.
Persons having applications on fle in
the School Board Office and wishing to
be considered for this position must
request to have their application sub-
mitted. Applications and Job descrip-
SUons may be picked up at the School
Board office and completed applications
should be sent to Ms. Deborah Crosby.
Coordinator, Gulf County School Board.
150 Middle School Rd., Port St. Joe, FL
: 32456. Application deadline Is Dec. 16.
1998. 12:00 noon, EST. The Gulf
County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. Itc 12/10
Clerical Aide. The Gulf County School
Board Is receiving applications for
. Clerical Aide. Persons having applica-
tions 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 Board office and completed
applications should be sent to Mr. Larry
Mathes. Principal, Wewahitchka High
School, Wewahlitchka. FL 32465.
Application deadline is Dec. 17, 1998.
2:00 P.M., CST. The Gulf County
School Board is an equal opportunity
employer. 2tc 12/10
U.S. Fresh scallop plant needs workers.
Call 227-9590. tfc 12/3
VISTA volunteer needed for literacy pro-
ject 12 months, 40hr/week, small
stipend/mileage. Call the Gulf County
Public Library 229-8879. for more Infor-
mation. 2tc 12/3
Remodeling, Renovation Home
Maintenance & Repairs Interior &
Exterior Painting Marine Construction
25 years experience
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
C. d, 's Lawn
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES TRIM-
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492
Applications for part-time employment,-
are being accepted at the St. Joseph's
Bay Country Club. Must be at, least 18,i
years of age. Cross training may Include -
cooking, waitress, bartending and coV-;
lecting golf fees. Flexibility and reliabili-
ty very important. Applications may he-',
placed at 700 Country Club Rd. "1 -
Medical Services of NWFlorida is hiring
for the following positions: Private duty
LPN's and HHA's. Must be flexible and,:
able to work in Bay County. Competitive',
salaries. For more information call l1--
888-801-4528. ltc 12/ 10
Director of nursing in Port St. Joe. -
Experience in long term care facility:, a
plus. Apply in person at Bay St. Joseph .,
Care Center. 220 9th St.. Port St.-Jqe.'.,
Equal. OpportunityjEmployer.2tc 12/Q..0,
Gulf Coast Community College Is seek-
Ing applicants for the following position:
Administrative Assistant Support the
Gulf/Franklin Center evening activities
by providing assistance for the orderly
conduct of classes. Handle routine
problems and concernsof students and
faculty: check classrooms to ensure
readiness for instruction; and provide ,
routine clerical support. High schooll,
diploma or equivalent. Computer skills
preferred. Evening work hours 2:00
p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Deadline to apply-ls
Dec. 17, 1998. Applications may be
obtained at the Human Resources
Office. Administration Annex, Room
104. Gulf Coast Community College,'
5230 West Hwy. 98, Panama City. PFL
32401. GCCC is an Equal Opporrunity
Employer. tc 12/.10
Secondary School Principal: The Gulf
County School Board is receiving appli-
cations for Secondary School Principhl.,
Persons having applications on file in
the School Board Office and wishing to
be considered for this position must
request to have their application sub-
mitted. Application form and job,
description are available at the District
Office or see job announcement and,,
application at www.gulf.k 12.fl.us.
Completed applications should be sent'
to Mr. Jerry Kelley. Superintendent,
Gulf County School Board, 150 Middle',
School Rd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.'
Application deadline is Jan. 20, 1999,
12:00 noon. EST. The Gulf County
School Board Is an equal opportunity
employer. 2tc 12/10
COINS BY THE BAY1 I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc 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
...:, 899218 .f re 2;
J :. ff/tetionfta t qetat, S,
Michael Wood Residential Contractor f 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels "'decks fences
S. ... .. Insured License #RR0067190, ....
GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
FL Ucense ER 0010992, RA0054218;,
ULIC. #RF0051042 RG0051008* ER'0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
Free PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCT ON REPAIRS
Free t REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
Estiln e INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 85012Z 682 1!
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 & IN
H & M IRRIGATION ,
for All Your Watering Needs
FOR RENT FOR RENT GARAGE SALE I GARAGE SALES HELP WANTED
TRAD ES a n d SE RVIC ES
The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Dec. 10. 1998 Page Seven
Immediate opening for mature individ-
ual with computer experience and pub-
lic relations skills. Some weekends
required. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. 850-648-5777. Itc 12/10
Playhouse, approx. 4'x6', shingled roof,
3 Windows, split door, $150. Little Tikes
play center, 2 slides, plastic body, paid
$400,'askfng $200. Call 647-8662.
486'Compaq Presano computer, cd rom,
telephone answering machine, Windows
95 installed, 15" monitor, black & white'
Canon bubble jet printer, book up disk,
internet accessible, $400 firm. Serious
inquiries only please. Leave message at-
227-9765. Itc 12/10
If yoti collect Beanie Babies do I have a
deal for you. I have some bears, rabbits,
andtlots of retired ones and new ones.
These babies have their own tag protec-
tors'.'Some are hard plastic, some are
soft-plastic. And I have extra Lag protec-
tors;. All of this for low cost of S350.
229-2756 before 1:00.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfslde
Serenity Group, meets Mon., Thurs.,
Fri. at 7:30 p.m. CSTat the Ist United
Methodist Church. 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Women's open AA meeting, 12
noon CST Thursdays.
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church. Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday and
Thursday at 7:00.
Areo dual action exercise bike, new, $65
obo; 2 night stands, chest of drawers,
$115 obo. Call 648-4428. 2t 12/3
Go-Cart, single seat with roll bars, 3.5
hp, excellent condition., $300 firm. 229-
6460. I tc 12/10,
Collectables-mostly retired Beanie
Babies and May releases. 648-5762.
One Story & Clark piano, a contempo-
rary console, like new, 37.5" high, $895.
You move. Call 227-2019. tfc 12/3
Whirlpool refrigerator, 14 cu. ft., $75 AVON serving Tyndall, the beaches and
obo. 647-8333. Itc 12/10 Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651.tfc 12/3:
6' Valley pool table, needs recovering,
$200; Astro Hog Bipe RC airplane, with
Saito FA-80 engine and Futaba 6 chan-
nel FM radio, $400. Call 227-21 10 after
-work hours or leave message.2tc 12/10
Rings, Necidaces, Knives, Radio/
Stereo, Bicycles, Tools, Layaways
available. Great Christmas gifts.
PAWN SHOPPE, 212 3rd St., 227-
PAWN tfc 12/3
King size water bed, with headboard &
mirror. 9325 or best offer; queen size I
water bed with headboard and drawers
S225 or best offer. Kenmore washer and
gas dryer S75 ea ; 14 ft. fiberglass boat,
with 1997 25 hp Zamaha motor with
galvanized trailer. $3,000. Call 648-1
5363. 3tp 12/3
HUGE SAVINGS on steel buildings. End
of the Year Inventory. 20x24, 25x26.
Great Backyard Shop. 2 Car Garages.
Easy Financing Available. Call
Babysitung In my home for Christmas
shopping. Will work for 4 hr. minimum
and 6 hr. maximum. Friday. Saturday
or Sun.. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call for more
details. 648-4706. 6tp 1 1/5
STEVE OUTBOARD All Type Electrical Work
S MA RINE 24 Hr. Service
L C. #ER0013168 INSURED
E L EY t aterprisei
-L&j DELIVERY BASIC LAWN CARE
(85 47 SERVICE We Manicure Your Lawn lo Your
(8 We also load Specfications
Semnrg ihe area withe rened trucks 850-647-5722, fax 647-3870,
25 years dependable ,ce rented trucks! Cell 850-227-6738
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
OWNER: Ben Sherii '
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
-lp 1 1.'26
A Catherine L. Collier
211 Allen Memorial Way *
Port St. Joe
at Barfield's Lawn &
Garden, 302-B Reid Ave.
New & used mowers &
THE CABINET SHOPPE
JEFF POWELL, OWNER OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 l .6:'' Fax 648-8752
PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
"^ REPAIR AND REMODELING
N- "(850) 229-6460
SPhil Collier Residential Contractor
2kc9/17 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 "0 P. O. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Office: 850-22 -6018
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-O-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair
FURNITURE: 5 Recllners
1 Antique Recliner 3 Rocking
Chairs 1 Loveseat Wrought Iron
Chair & Stool Wicker Chair' *
Papasan Chair Assorted Office
Chairs Lift Chair. Can be seen ati
Johnnie's Trim Shop
310 4th St:, Port St. Joe
Mobile home: "85, 2; bdrm., 1 :1/2 ba.,
plywood floors, carpeted, custom
kitchen cabinets, nice. 827-2885.
12x65' ;mobile home, cheap, needs
repair. 647-5106. t fc 12/3
Port St. Joe Lodge No. Ill
Reg. Stated Communication
1st & 3rd Thursday of each
Gy i month, 8:00
214 Reid Ave.
Willliam J. Guilford. W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.
Reasonable Rates & References
Good Work Doesn't Cost,
ST. JOE TREE AND
Brush Chipping, Stump Grinding
and Logging INSURED
24 Alabama Avenue Port St. Joe
BOB'S PAINT &
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Are you looking for a ne
and see the dealer know
and dependability! Florid
ern Sil's Mobile Homes, 4
Northwest Florida. Zon
DCA Modulars in stock,
home, also: single wides
as $16,995. Doublewid
low, as $25,995. Call 1-
Open 7 days a week for
w home? Come Indian Pass/Port St., Joe, FL BEACH
vn for reliability HOME, 3 bdrm., 2 bath, GREAT, ROOM
la's oldest deal- 30'x36' w/slate fp .(gas logs). Built-in,
2 years serving book shelves. Dng. & lvg. areas. 2,
e II, Zone III, screened-in porches off master & guest
SHIP qualified bdrms. View of Gulf from great rm., 2
starting as low bdrm.s & widow's walk. 4 addt'l decks.
es starting as Outdoor shower. 3 1/2 ton AC & heat
800-239-4671. pump sys. IG windows & doors. Jnsul:
your shopping $-0 ,roof, R--1 walls & R- 19 underpin-
hing. Enclosed shop/garage/storage.
Yard: river rock: no weeds or grass,to
cut! Raised flwr & .vg. beds.. 2 zone
watering sys. for beds. Furnished. New
berber throughout. House on piling
sw/parking beneath. Never rented.,
8235.000. NO AGENTSI Contact Bell
@850-229-6990. By appt, only. itp
Moving: Need to hind new home for 2,
white bulldogs, male & female, spayed.
Free. Good natured. 639-2059 or 227-
6259. thru 12/24
Great for Christmas! Hand-fed cockatiel '
babies. Just weaned, extremely sweet.
$25 greys, S35 pearls. Cages available.
648-8966. Diane. 2tp 12/10:
KITTIES---Want a kitten? Come see my
family of beautiful bright-eyed babies.
Sweet, cute. playful. lIttde angels ready
for a lo-ing home. May babies have been
wormed. have no leas 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 12/3
Sq t Sea w a t ne 7?0 S7e ta f
Including simple pool service and
lawn service. Odd and end jobs..
Apartment complexes welcome
: ., 9/3
rosimenroa Cuslorn Wooa
A & R Fence
Fearcin and Coacrete Work
Albenr Fleicnmrann FREE Estimatisi
EIN S,93115646 (850) 647-4047
, r .i ,
Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced rehmnshers.
827-6828 ask for Dusty
Over 50 colors to choose from.
Also specializing in.
Call Tim, "The
Mobile # 227-5424
850-827-2431 Pager HOURLY WORK
850-229-8757 850-335-0756 REPAIR or REPLACEMENT
Clint's -Home repairr "
"Small Jobs Our Specialty"
25 Yrs Experience
2026 Marvin Avenue
S' a Port St. Joe, FL 32456
l M License #RC0067081
-25Y ZatsEpedence-G 229-6859
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
0 CARPET CLEANING ,
E Odor Control 24 Hr. Water Damage z
iu Pet Stains Free Estimates Z
(850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
Large, beautiful 3 bdrm. home. new. 3
blocks from beach, quiet cul de sac,
887,000. 100%b financing. 5 yr. warran-
ty. 647-9286. Itc 12/10
James Young's house for sale. 679
Maddox St.. O.G. 8 'room, cen. air &
heat, ceiling fans .In bedroom & den.
Carport & utility, boat shed & extra
storage shed on 6 lots (30x 140'). pecan,
pear & fig trees, blueberry bushes.
grape arbor, garden space. well for out-
side use. Good neighbors. Low utility
cost. S65.000. 229-6232 for appoint-
ment. 4tc 12/10
For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm.. I bath In
Port St. JOe. Privacy fenced backyard,
with.new 12x24 storage building. Nice
quiet neighborhood. S60.000. 227-2035
for appt. 2tc 12/10
For Sale by Owner: 2 bdrm., 2 baths.
large rooms, hardwood floors, house on
2 lots. located at 514 7th St.. PSJ. 227-
3409. 862,000. By appointment only.
2 bedroom;: 1: bath house, 519 9th St.,
Port St. Joe, $31,000. 229-8932 after
6:00 p.m. tfc 12/3
Trade Key Largo house--ocean/canal. 3
bedroom. 3 bath for San Bias Gulf front
house./ Call 305-852-5312. tfc 12/3
2 bdrm.. I ba.. lIv. rm.. den. laundry
room unfurnished, with shop or storage
bldg. out back. 523 7th St.. Port St. Joe.
Call 827-2902 after 6. tfc 9/3
One acre' of land in Wewahlitchka,
S 11,000 obo. Call 639-3410. Uc 12/3
For Sale by Owner: 2 story house for
sale. 2050'sq; ft.: 3 bdrm.. 2 1/2 ba.,
large-Agcovered front & back. porch.
Features 16x32 master bdrm. w/wvalk-
in closet. Garden tub & shower, sunken,
den. fireplace, surround sound set-up.
Formal dining room. breakfast nook,
12xI6 uUtlity shed. 101 Yaupon St. By
appointment only. 229-6411 tfc 12/3
WATERFRONT home on 1.5 acres on'
Dead Lakes in Wewa. 3 bdrm.. 2 ba..
Very nice. 639-2089 or 227-6259.
1/2 acre lots. ,5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd.. with septic
tank & well. 82,500 down. S132.16 mo.
Call George, 229-6031. tfc 12/3'
GULF VIEW Large mobile home lot In
restricted subdivision. High elevation,
paved streets. it,y water & chain link
fence on boundaries. Located on Auger '
Ave. and Sunray Court, Beacon Hill,
S35,000. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. for further info. 850-648-
5777. tUc 12/3
For sale in Wewa. Single wide trailer,
screen porch, uLility room, shady lot.
some financing, S24.500. 639-5920.
Lots for Sale: Port St. Joe, high and dry,
ready to build on. no fill needed. Corner
of Palm Blvd. and 19thfStreet on canal.
Call Phil 227-2112 or 229-8409.
S: tfe 12/3
Home for sale by owner: brick home. I
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 1038 20th St., PSJ
(904) 229-8409. By appointment only.
F'FI'l!!~ ?1F1F -'l MISCEL iNel'f-MISCLAE US:I MOI!E HMES REL' ESTATE. .. ~IU
Immediate opening for assistant to
real estate executive. You should be an
organizer, a positive person, a good communicator
S-both written and verbal-experienced with
computer/word processing, have a good
sense of humor, be a fast learner with a quick
mind and be willing to work hard and smart.
You'll work in-a fast-paced real estate
office on St. George Island. We offer an exciting
atmosphere in a people-oriented business.
This is NOT an entry-level position. Please
indicate salary desired. The first step is to
send or deliver your resume to:
S Resort Realty of
v4 P midential St George Island
PRUDENTIAL RESORT REALTY
of St. George Island
Attention: Patty Durham
123 Gulf Beach Drive West
St. George Island, FL 32328
Townhome, Cape San Blas. Like new,
numerous Improvements, security gate,
magnificent view of the gulf. Great
rental investment. Must see. 850-227-
3351. tfc 12/3
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
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gull Counn School
B.,:ard propose; to amend 3ad Adopt police, 3a
proilel d fr -,& d-.e iAdrmnlisrauie Fr-.,edureu Ac' ''
for the purpose of' bnr, ria iud policies riu corC
pliance,with Florida Statutes and State Board of
Ed uauln Rule-.
Summary: The following Is a brief description of
each proposal ch 'rie
School Board Policy Book
Economic Impact: These proposals will result in
no direct costs associated with Implementation.
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT:
Time: 6:00 P.M.; E.T.
oDle TueJedaa. January 12. 1999
Fla.:e Board Room.
GullrCounrn Shol B:.v1rd Office
15 )Mid.le S,:h.l Road
Porn ti t1e FtL 32456
The entire text the proposed rules can be inspect-
ed dunri, regula- orfice hour; at Lh-e Culf County
S,chocol BU3,Jrd Oil1i e 150 Middle School R:ead.Port
St Joe, FL or at "'-sui gull ki12 f u.
Special legal authority under which the adoption Is
authorized and the law being implemented and
i uterpreted ire made .pecillc
Tnr- aadiuon and changes are proposed b\ Charle.
Temple Waton Director of Support'Servi.-_ and
spp.,iled lor c,:,n-i'-cr]u.:,n by Jerry E. Kelley.
School Board Policy Book
2ir December 10 and 17 199',
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
SelJel bids in duplicated ill be received unul
Monday. Dr-cember 26 1998 4 00 M,. CST. by ithe
CiN of Weeahitchka lor
RE-ROOFING OF CITY HALL
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
OF CITY COMMISSIONERS
The Contractor -shall firnlsh all labor, materials
ard equipment ard shall be responsible for the
ensure crmpledonr of this project. Specifications
may be procured at Wewahltchka City Hail by
Curinactor- Workers Compensauc.n insurance will
be required of r-e 'ucccessul bidder
Payment of this project -hall be one lump sum and
Upon saiUiacwoir compleuon of this project after
in pec ron
No bidder" shall withdraw his/her bid for a period
of thirty (30) days after date set for-opening.
Bids ll be publisch opened at December 28 1998.
ai 6 45-PM-CST at ihesregular scheduled-meeung.
4, the Coh TJmikiori,'ie of' the Cit or We -ahichlka
Right is re"ern.d to reject ar, and all proposals
and aa.e techniciue. ,
Ray Dijcker, Mayor. ,' : '
DorAld Mrnche, City Manager
City of Wewahltchka
21c December 10 and 17, 1998.
108 Sunset Circle PSJ
Th;s 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2 5 bathroom
home is newly renovated with many extras. \
Custom kitchen, study, living rm dining rm,
fireplace Great outdoor livng area, covered
deck, summer kitchen, 18'x36' *n-ground
pool. This'home sits on 1/2 acre in a great
neighborhood. Very motivated to sell. MUST
SEEI By Appt only 227-7535. Asking
1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready
to move onto.
financing with 10%
down. Call Billy
TRADES and SERVICES
PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1998
Wewa Commodity Recertification
Certication (only) for Wewahitchka commodity recipients will take
place on Wednesday, December 16, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., CT,
at the Old Courthouse in Wewahitchka. Those in Wewa whose cards
have expired should bring their necessary papers on that day to recer-
The Commodity Office at the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St.
Joe Is open Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to
12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., ET, for certification.
Please note that the next commodity distribution will be in
January. For further information, please feel free to call 229-9114,
639-5068, or 639-5069.
Patients Have the
Right to Appeal
Whether you're enrolled in a
Medicare managed care plan like
an HMO or'original Medicare, you
have a right to appeal many deci-
sions concerning your Medicare
Medicare beneficiaries are
entitled to a number of rights,
several of which are not recog-
nized by many beneficiaries.
Included is the right to appeal a
Medicare decision regarding a
denied service or payment.
Florida Medical Quality
Assurance, Inc. (FMQAI), the
Medicare Peer Review
Organization in Florida for the
federal government, is available if
you believe you are being dis-
charged too soon from a hospital.
FMQAI can help you appeal an
,HMO's or a hospital's notice of
noncoverage. Additionally, a
Medicare beneficiary may report
to FMQAI any substandard care
being encountered while at a
facility, such as a hospital or
Claim denials or notices, for
those under original Medicare,
may be appealed through
Medicare's fiscal intermediary-
either Medicare Part A- or
Medicare Part B. The intermedi-
ary's address and telephone num-
ber appear on the notice.
Under a Medicare managed
care plan. you may appeal if your
plan denies a service, terminates
a service too early, or refuses to,
pay for services that you believe
should be covered. First, there
must be a reconsideration by the
managed care plan.
Depending on the circum-
stances of your case, an appeal
may go through a Medicare review
and tlie Medicare appeals
proces.:jt your health or ability
to fuiiction could be seriously
harmed by waiting for a standard
decision, you may be eligible for
an expedited decision of within 72
It is always recommended to.
review your health care-related
documents with family, and to
review your managed care plan's
membership materials for infor-
mation about your Medicare
For questions on hospital dis-
charges,- quality concerns, or
Medicare Rights. Florida Medical
Quality Assurance Inc. (FMQAI)
may be reached at 1-800-844-
State HSCT Results
Frank T. Brogan announced on
December 3 that High School
Competency Test (HSCT) scores
for Florida students increased
compared to October 1997 scores,
with 81% of grade 11 students
passing the communications sec-
*tion of the test and 77% passing
the mathematics section.
These results represent a 3%
increase in the number of stu-
dents passing the communica-
tions section and an increase of
,2% in the number of students
;passing the mathematics section.
"By raising the bar, we are
increasing student performance
and better preparing our students
for the demands of postsecondary
education of the workplace,"
In Gulf County, 137 students
took the HSCT in October. Of
these, 73% passed both tests.
80% passed the mathematics sec-
tlon,.and 79% passed the commu-
The HSCT is a multiple choice
test that measures student
achievement of. Important mini-
mum performance skills in com-
munications and mathematics.
Each October, 11th graders take
the test for the first time.
Students must achieve a passing
score on both sections of the test
in order to receive a standard
high school diploma.
Capital City Bank Donates to Scholarship Fund
Capital City Bank announced
on December 7 that it will make a
$2,000 contribution to the Gulf
County Scholarship Trust. The
trust was established for students
in grades seven through 12. The
students can accumulate points
based on grades, attendance, and
parental involvement, and then
they can turn those points into
dollars toward continuing their
The program was developed
in the late 1980's with the trust
fund established in 1982. The
trust fund gives out between
$20,000 and $30,000 a year to
graduating high school students.
In 1998, 49 scholarships were
awarded for a total of 825.664.
Roy Barnes, president of the
GCST, said, "It is a pleasure to
welcome Capital City Bank to our
community. We're looking forward
to a long and prosperous relation-
ship." Barnes stated further,
"This contribution will be put to
good use. I can't think of anything
better than helping our young.
students go to college."
Johanna White, Community
Executive for Capital City Bank,
added, "We are pleased and excit-
ed to be opening a new office in
Port St. Joe. We're looking for-
ward to delivering our brand of
hometown community banking,
and this contribution is an exam-
ple of our commitment as.a cor-
Capital City Bank Group, Inc.
is a financial services company
providing traditional deposit and
credit services to consumers.
businesses, and municipalities.
The company operates 44 bank-
ing offices, 42 ATM's, and nine
Bank N' Shop locations the 17
counties in North and North
Central Florida. The bank group's
stock As traded on the NASDAQ
market under the symbol CCBG.
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Scholarship Contribution Given
Gathering for the presentation of the donation are, from left, Gulf County
Superintendent of Schools Jerry Kelley, GCST president Roy Barnes, Carol Cathey,
Juanise Williams, Andrea McKalvey, School Board member Charlotte Pierce, Capital City
Bank Community Executive Johanna White, and PSJHS Principal Chris Earley.
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