|UFDC Home||myUFDC Home | Help ||
ALL ISSUES CITATION SEARCH THUMBNAILS MAP IT! PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Gulf Has #1 Graduation
Rate in State
Story on Page 3A
PSJ Girls Host District
See Sports on Pages 7-8A
Black History Month
Observed Page 3A
Letters to the Editor ...
Shooting, Stabbing, and
See L.E. Reports on Page 5A
Geri-Care Center Nearing
Details on Page 1B
Gulf's School News
See What's Up on Page 4B
4 "St Joe Boys"
Stationed in Hawaii
More on Page 2B
Just in case you haven't
heard, which isn't likely, St. Joe
Company officials were in Gulf
County this week, looking over
the company's vast holdings in
Lewis Howell, Development
Manage 'West Florida operation
ofArvida a St. Joe Co.), said com-
pany representatives and consul-
tants were in the area to get a per-
sonal view of St. Joe's property
Howell said this was not
something that was unique to
Gulf County. Company officials
have been paying visits to hold-
Florida Coast Paper Company's mill has been idle since August 14 of 1998. Workers have been idle since that time, and
they've just been informed that as of February 14, the company will no longer pay for health and life insurance.
City Prepares To
Tighten Up Belt
Looking at All Operations for
Areas in Which to Economize
The keeper's quarters at the cape are more than a century old. Eglin plans to renovate this
structure and move it a safe distance from the water's edge while maintaining its historic integri-
Eglin Plans Restoration of Old
Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage
Ancient, Unique Lens in Lighthouse Bears Marks from
Civil War When Musket Fire Caused Chips in Glass
A STORMY HISTORY
Cape San Bias is a 750-acre
piece of land that juts out Into the
hurricane-prone Gulf from the
crook of the narrow St. Joseph's
peninsula. near the town of Port
St. Joe, Fl. Extending five or six
miles from Cape San Blas is a
shoal that created a formidable
navigational hazard to ships trav-
eling along the coast during the
To warn seafarers of the haz-
ard, in 1847 Congress appropriat-.
ed $8,000 for a lighthouse. Two
years later a conical brick tower,
* similar to those that had been
built in the Northeast. was com-
pleted. The signal from the 85-
foot high structure could be seen
for 10 miles offshore.
Unfortunately, rather than the
bedrock found elsewhere on the
nation's coasts, this lighthouse
was built on the region's endemic
sand. During a storm In 1851,
this first structure was destroyed.
Congress soon appropriated
another $12.000. and a second
brick lighthouse was built five
years later. This brick tower was
supported by a metal, screw-pile
platform. It was only in service a
few months before it was
destroyed by a hurricane. in
1857, Congress made a third
appropriation, this time for
820,000. The third lighthouse
was lighted on May 1, 1858.
Severely damaged by fire during
the Civil War, it was useless as a
navigational aid until it was
repaired in 1865. .,
In 1869, the. Lighthouse
Board reported that the beach in
front of the lighthouse was erod-
Ing swiftly and needed protection
from the sea's encroachment. By
1875, the waters of the Gulf had
moved to within 150 feet of the
tower's base. .Within another
three years, the sea's. waves
lapped the base of the tower. The
Lighthouse Board had the'_lens
removed, which again rendered
the lighthouse useless. By 1882,
it stood in eight feet of water.
The continuous action of the
Gulf soon undermined the foun-
dation and caused the structure
to crack, tilt, and fall over. The
brick base of this third lighthouse
can still be found off the shores of
the Cape near the present light-
house. The Lighthouse Board
again went to Congress. This time
they asked for enough funds to
erect a metal skeleton tower that
would better withstand the
adverse weather conditions of the
Cape. The remains of the previous
structure lay 400 feet from the
eroding shoreline when an appro-
priation was made in 1883.
Construction of the new light-
house tower was not without its
problems. The ship bringing the
prefabricated tower to the Cape
sank. Fortunately, the water was
so shallow that the structure was
salvaged. Erecting the tower was
further delayed when workers
came down with malaria, Finally,
by June 1885, the 96-foot high,
iron skeleton lighthouse was
placed in service.
Around this time, two wood-
frame dwellings for the keepers
were constructed. These build-
ings may have been "pre-fab" cot-
tages shipped down from New
(See LIGHT on Page 5)
Some of the economic impact
of Florida Coast Paper Company's
shutdown, and failure to pay its
portion, of operation expenses for
the'icity's wastewater, treatment
planiis.forcing the commission to
,akq serious look at project pud-.,
- '>. shortfalls;-Florida -Coast' s in
arrears to the city almost 81.5
million In WWTP costs.
Rumors seem to be spreading
Around the city that eliminating
the city's police force and con-
tracting the service to the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office is one of
the options at the top of the
Police Sgt. Butch Arendt
asked the board if the longevity of
the department was in jeopardy.
Mayor Johnny Linton told
Arendt and several other police
officers present that no proposals
have been discussed by the board
to date, and that any such deci-
sion or discussions would take
place during a public meeting.
City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis
said a letter was written to Gulf
County Sheriff Frank McKeithen
requesting a meeting to discuss
the matter, but a meeting date
had not yet been set.
Tharpe explained the situation.
was very similar to the recent cut-
backs at the WWTP. "Maybe
something: will break, but if it
doesn't, we're in trouble."
Police Chief Jay Leffert
brought a ray of hope to the dis-
cussions when he stated he had
been In contact with the-Dept. of
Community Policing, and had
asked them to consider funding
ment under the COP's grant pro-
He further requested them to
waive funding requirements for
the three-year period of the grant.
Leffert explained the economic
problems the community is expe-
riencing, and said the DCP was
receptive to the idea. He suggest-
ed the board reenforce the grant
applications by contacting legisla-
tors to assist in the process.
Mayor Linton said the city
would pursue the matter, both on
the federal and state level. He also
stated the police department was
only one area the city may be
forced to consider cutting back if
the economic conditions don't
improve. He promised that what-
ever cutbacks were considered,
the community would be
Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director Diane Scholz
did bring to the board some posi-
tive news concerning economic
(See CITY on Page 7)
ings throughout the state, and
will continue to do so as they for-
mulate plans and ideas for future
Having a personal look and
spending time in the area is an
important part of the decision-
making process, as developments
are being formulated, he added.
Officials stayed in several
locations throughout the county,
holding a picnic at St. Joe Beach,
taking a tour of St. Joseph Bay in
a glass bottom boat, and numer-
ous other activities as they evalu-
ated the area's natural amenities,
and how St. Joe's land holdings fit
into the picture.
Will No Longer
Laid off Florida Coast 'Paper
"Company workers were hit with
more bad news Tuesday when
company officials announced they
would discontinue insurance
plans that affect approximately
500 hourly and .salaried employ-
Workers have experienced an
emotional roller coaster ride for
well over a year as they have dealt
with shutdowns, rumors (good
and bad), and uncertainty con-
cerning the future operation of
In a press release from FCPC
General Manager Ferrell Allen, he
said the company will no longer
provide health care coverage for
laid-off employees after Feb. 14.
Affected employees will be accord-
ed the right under COBRA (a gov-
ernment regulated insurance pro-
gram for laid-off and terminated
workers) to continue participation
in the plan at their expense.
Currently. the company and
the employees share in the costs
of the plan, although the premi-
ums for all of the laid-off employ-
ees have been deferred by the
company for a significant portion
of the lay-off.
"It is unfortunate that we are
no longer able to fund the compa-
ny's portion of the plan," Allen
said, "but we hope that if a major-
ity of the laid-off employees par-
ticipate through COBRA, premi-
"- '--.'utrt s' -, :h a-tit 'cre 'o. eri-age
should be held at an affordable
Additionally, the life insur-
ance plan for laid-off employees
will also cease Feb. 14.
-These changes, whiles'diffi-
cult, are absolutely necessary due
to the financial condition of the
company." said Allen. "But we.
have committed to our employees
to try to keep them fully informed
about the situation so they can
make decisions important to the
welfare of themselves and their
families. This two-week notifica-
tion is part of our effort to fulfill
that commitment.'" /
Hourly and salaried employ-.
ees will be receiving COBRA
insurance information from FCPC
within the next. few days via mail,
according to Human Resources
Manager Retha Threatt.
Threatt explained that the
mail-out will explain the program
and request employees to respond
by electing to continue or not con-
(See FCPC on Page 7)
Local Aid Going To El Salvador
Like the early Christians of
Antioch, the people of Port St. Joe
must feel that they have nothing
to give to help others or that oth-
ers are less fortunate than they.
But like the Christians of Antioch,
who realized that those in
Jerusalemn-needed their assis-
tance, and gave in their need, Port
St. Joe residents are also recog-
nizing that there are others who
are suffering far more than they
Members of the Rotary Club
were touched last week with a
story of need in El Salvador,
where earthquakes have recently
devastated the cities and country-
side. The people were unable to
get the basic need of simple food
to sustain life.
Rotarian Bill Crawford, who
has recently moved to Callaway,
made the situation known to
Rotarians and told them of a relief
movement, entitled "Caring By
Sharing," which was started by
the Parker Elementary School
students. Their project consists of
collecting bundles of rice for ship-
ment around February 16 to the
Rotarians agreed to dip into
their lean budget and purchase a
full ton of rice to add to the col-
lection and ship to El Salvador.
The rice will go toward a shipment
which is currently being gathered
up in Panama City for transport
by the Air Force.
Port St. Joe Rotary Club treasurer Mike Lynch gives president
Doug Kent a check to pay for the one-ton rice shipment to El
St. Joe Company Officials
Pay Visit to Gulf County
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1999
N rrrMiMrmrkn E, rr
GOVERNOR JEB BUSH IS promoting a sizeable tax cut for
the state of Florida, if you can believe what you read in the papers
of late. The same papers have billed the proposed reduction in
taxes as the largest reduction in history. Mr. John Q. Public does-
n't see his state taxes when they are extracted from him in most
forms except sales and gasoline taxes, but he pays, just the same.
Remember the late Gov. Chiles' tax rebate of last year? We
experienced that one at the cash register in the form of sales tax
exemption. What form will this one take?
Whatever form it takes, it is purported to be some $1.235
Billion. That's dollars, not promises!
The Republicans must have 'tax cut' on the brain. Republicans
on a national level are. thinking tax cut also, to take care of some
of the expected tax surplus, and now our Republican governor,
comes up with the same news for Florida.
GOV. BUSH DOESN'T TRY TO hide the fact that the biggest,
tax savings will be for the wealthy and business interests.
The wealthy and business interests are about the only ones in
Florida who pay some taxes and actually have the experience.
That gives us a hint about what areas the taxes are going to be
reduced. It won't be sales tax, nor gas tax, nor utility taxes. Those
are too easy to see and too many medium income and poor people
pay these tax sources.
Publicity about the tax reduction says business interests will
save an average of $1,439 a year via the tax cut. That's quite a tax
cut; one you can experience, if you are a business!
BUT, WE WONDER IF HE WILL actually go through with his
plans for putting a few pennies back Into the pockets of those who
pay taxes. Remember what his father declared, when he was pres-
ident? He declared from his acceptance podium, when he stated
emphatically and verbally underlined the words, "NO NEW
His words came back to haunt him before he left office. Gov.
Jeb might well remember this experience of his dad's before he
goes changing his mind, or promising anything like a tax cut!
The "Trial" Goes On
PRESIDENT CLINTON'S TRIAL is in full swing now, with
the big fight over whether or not there should be any witnesses to
come before the Senate hearing. Some say, "How can you have a
trial without witnesses?" They make a good point.
We ask the question, "How do you have a trial when the out-
come is already well known?"
There's method in the madness of being so taken with this trial
of the century. We believe all this publicity concerning the trial
has its purpose. If you notice, the polls report the nation's opinion
that'the 'President's performance in office meets the approval of
about 65% of the citizens of this nation, and the trial should just
be dismissed. We believe so much has been read and listened to
about President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky,, that they have a
bad case of the "disgusted" with' the whole iiatter" bto contend th"
and they just want to forget it and get on with the business of the
WHY, EVEN IN THE' PAGES of the otherwise staid Star you
can see more than you care to of the matter.
President Clinton may be the best president since George
Washington, but the example he has set before the other nations
of the world and the laughing stock he has made of the office is
more than enough for us. He has embarrassed us!
We'll be relieved when it-is over. We'll be more than relieved
when it comes time to elect a successor to "Slick Willie", mainly'.
because he can't succeed himself, unless he finds a way around
that law, also.
We're not one of those who approves of his remaining in office
Sandy longer than is necessary to locate a successor. We're more
elated every day that he is not in office by virtue of our vote!
We'd never heard of Henry Hyde before the matter of impeach-
ment came up, but we wish him success in his endeavors In the
matter. So far as his actions have shown thus far. he is a "bulldog"
of a person who stays at the task at hand. He needs that quality.
and the one which brings statements quickly to mind, countering
the claims of the opposition..
Hyde looks like anything except a tenacious prosecutor, but
we wish him well.
Hunker Down With Kes
by Kesley Colbert
Of the People, by the People, for the People
How long halt ye between two
opinions? (I Kings 18:21)
I get a little nervous when all
of our republican, senators vote
just alike on an issue. You know
what I mean? But when. almost to
a man, the democrats vote the
other way. .
You d think that there couldn't
be an issue in Washington more
important right now than the
Impeachment proceedings against
the president of the Linited States.
I think our esteemed senate
body has managed to conjure one
up. At least, in my little simple
mind. they have placed grave
doubts about how the business ol
the people" gets done up there.
And' you can relax right now,
because this is not another story
about the president. It's' 'much
more serious than that!
I've' never heard tell: of a group
of republicans voting all the 'same
way on anything! And years of
experience has taught me that you
could t get 100'.:. consensus
amongst a handful of democrats if
you %were voting on Pgivng out free
chocolate ice cream.
The issue of impeachment is
not any more important. or dan-
gerous. than this vote.
They want us to believe that
55 republican senators looked at
all the facts, searched the law,
sought nothing but the truth ....
. and incredibly, every single one of
them 'came to the same conclu-
sion. And how could 44 democrats
look at those same facts, be bound
'by the same laws, be seeking noth-
ing but the same truth . and
come up alinost in' toto with the
exact opposite response'?
Something is rotten . and
it ain't In Denmark!
It's an embarrassment to the
Amencan process that we have
highly, and I trust rightly, touted
before the world for over two hun-
dred years. ..
I don't care if they're voting on
whether to put parking ineters at
every roadside pullover in .
Yellowstone National Park or
decreasing the amount of funding
for the National Endowments for
the Arts .... a guy ought to vote
.,his conviction. And his "convic-
tions" ought to be grounded in
truth, justice,, the American way
and an overriding love and "feel"
for his constitutes.
If it ain't working that way, it's
If all the democrats vote the:'
way some democratic head guru or
one world order group or made-up
semi-national poll is telling them.
. it's broke!
If all the republicans are being
led, controlled, manipulated by
some high-up national unseen tri-
lateral republican caucus .. it's
If the law is seen some, ways
for some, and another way for oth-
ers '. it's broke!
If "protecting the party" has
become more important than
searching for the truth . it's
.'Are we just funningg" when we '-
elect our state senators to go up' '
there and represent us? I know
government is getting larger and"'.
larger and more and more'
detached .' but does it know
Bipartisan? I'd never heard of
that word until a few years ago .
I thought the whole idea of gov-
ernment was "all o(them" working
together for 'all of us". They'"'
shouldn't have to make up words
to reassure us that "they're all in.it
'Course,, maybe that's the
I've got to get my,0opy of the.
Declaration.. of Independence.out..
. along with. r ,,he 'Articles of..
Confederation and -The Consti- ,'
tution-I want to read up on just
exactly what they say about politi-
cal parties . where does their
power-and authority come from?
I also want to go back and
read up on ancient Rome. They:i
were intelligent. worldly,: experi-
enced and definitely farsighted in
their approach, to life.' They were:
the absolute first to, get into the
Interstate highway business. They
built giant, super bowl size stadi-
.ums- for sport. They had state of
,the art aqueducts. Their: military
force was the strongest on earth.
They were also, on theeutting edge:, i
of government .in -their day.., They .'
.held open debates. They fostered'
free speech; among all their, "citi-
Shoot, they ruled the entire.
known,'world! 'They had it made
;(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
My First Experience With
IF YOU WAIT long enough,
history' will repeat itself and you
will be relegated to doing the same
things over again. I suppose one
Should be extra careful what he
does for fear of having to repeat
In my business. one finds
himself doing the same thing over
and over again. We no more than
get one paper on the street before
we have to start doing it over
again. Each issue must be differ-
ent.from the previous one, too.
This particular page looks the
same, week after week, but we try
to make the contents different in
every issue. Even the featured
photograph has not been repeated
any more frequently than two or
three years. It is necessary to run
a photograph again every once in a
while. Some photographs deserve
more than one printing, however,
and demand a second exposure.
BUT, I DIDN'T start out to
by The St
a'h Wesley R. Ra
LORIDA .William H. R
CONSTITUTIONN Frenchie Ran
I. ETAOIN SHRDLU
... by Wesley Ramsey
Those displaced persons don't
like that situation, nor do their
families whom they have left
behind. It'sn'hot the best of situa-
tions to be in, but sometimes it is
necessary. It's at least nice to be
able to find another job to toil at,
I REMEMBER THOSE days.
Back in the late 30's there
were a lot of families separated,
temporarily, of necessity, so the
breadwinner could win some
bread for his brood, whose lot it
was to stay home, sometimes for
years at a time. At least fathers
today can' get home to' their fami-
Send Address' Change.to:
Post Office Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
Phone (850) 227-1278
PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
write about the newspaper busi-
ness. I started out to write about a
peculiar situation some folks find
themselves in and how there are a'
lot of. us who found ourselves in
the same position, 'as much as 60
There are a number of people
who find it necessary to leave
home, temporarily, to find a way to
earn a livelihood while the mill is
down, or -our regular job has been
cut back due. td circumstances
beyond our control. .
Some families are without
their fathers during the week,
because he is off at another city,
Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
or Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
.d Class Postage Paid at PortlSt. Joe, FL
imsey . Editor & Publisher, President
Ramsey .. . . .. Vice President
msey . Treasurer, Office Manager
sey . Graphic Design/Bookkeeper
ties, from a temporary job, on-the'
-eek ends'.' :
I remember the 30's. .was on
Ithe far side of being a teenager.'
Lut I remember them, vry well.
'Daddy followed a crew which
worked around Oklahoma, taking,
down discarded and. unused oil!
well derricks,- He, went, wherever
-there was-an oil well derrick some-
one wanted taken down, while we
Then, in 1937, daddy got a
communication from 'his brother,
Ed, who also toured the"co6untry
doing construction work. He hap-
pened to be working, at the time
digging the Gulf County Canal
'with a' dragline. His message
.urged daddy to drop what he was
'doing-if;he happened to be doing.
'anything-and come' running,.
because there were jobs to be had
there; permanent jobs!'
:EVERYBODY WAS hunting a
,permanent job at that time, so,
SUBSCRIPTIONS INVARIABLY PAYABLE. IN ADVANCE
IN COUNTY $15.00 1 IN COUNTY $10.00 SIX MONTHS
OUT OF COUNTY $20.00 "E AR OUT OF COUNTY $15.00 SIX MONTHS
TO ALL ADVERTISERS In 4cse of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not hold themselves liable'for damage further than
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is: given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully, weighed. The spoken word barely'
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.
naturally daddy did as he was bid
SThe only time 'he had been
outside Oklahoina was a trip he
and momma.made to Texas to visit
my grandparents, but he started
hunting his way to Port St. Joe,
Florida; post haste, leaving a wife,
a mother, a half-brother and four
,sons in that, small oil boom t6wn
while he hunted his fortune.
We had run up almost a
,$50.00, bill 'at the grocer store
and you older people can realize
that was quite a bill to owe.
Well, daddy got here and start-
ed sending us $20.00 every other
Week. We paid off our bills with
that regular income and lived off
the rest for nearly three.years.
WE KEPT A COW, a pig,
chickens 'and a 'big garden, in
order to supplement that $20.00
every other week.
When,, daddy worked '.long
enough.to get a vacation, he' came
home for a visit every year. That's
not very often; but we managed to
get along because wehad a.regu-
lar income for abotit the first time
ever. The sacrifices some are called"
on to make!
My grandmother organized us
boys into a garden-planting cadre'
and we' farmed the empty lot on'
either side of our house. We stored
potatoes and onions under the
house; we made dill pickles from
cucumbers in an old .earthenware,
crock; we.. canned everything but
the peelings and ate the cow, pig
We didn't know we were hav-
ing it tough, because everyone else
was having to do the same thing.
Then, one day, daddy moved
us all to Florida into a house at the
corner of Long Avenue and Eighth
Street that had the first indoor
bathroom of any house I had ever
7 St. Joseph Bay
t Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
February 5 1:05 a.m. H 0.6 9;55 a.m. L 0.1
r 5:03 p.m. H 0.3 9:09 p.m..L 0.3
February 6 1:00 a.m. H 0.3- 7:31 a.m. L 0.2
4:13 p.m. H 0.4
t February 7 3:44 a.m. L 0.1 4:26 p.m. H 0.7
February 8 3:22 a.m. L 0.0 4:57 p.m. H 0.8
February 9 3:52 a.m. L -0.2 5:37 p.m. H 0.9
February 10 4:28 a.m. L -0.3 6:22 p.m. H 1.0
February 11 5:57 a.m. L -0.3 ,7:08 p.m. H 1.9
Gulf Co. Graduation Month Activities
Rate is #1 in Florida
County Graduates 91.57% in 1997-98
Shan Goff, Bureau Chief of
Instruction Support and
Community Services for the
Florida Department of Education,
recently released data to help dis-
tricts plan and evaluate their
Drop-out Prevention Programs.
? Gulf County's 1997/1998 school
year graduation rate of 91.57%
was number one in the state.
A comparison to surrounding
counties yielded the following
rates: Bay-72.25%, Calhoun-
Liberty-85.57qo, and Wakulla-
70.74%. The state, average was
Under the Alternative
Education umbrella of programs,
Gulf County operates three drop-
out prevention programs-
Graduation Option, Remedial
Compensator, and Teen Parent.
Other student support programs
are Teen Pregnancy Prevention,
which is funded through the
WAGES program and the
Mentoring Middle School Girls
and Project ACCEPT programs,
which (are funded with Carl
Perkins vocational dollars.
The high' success rate is
attributed to the county's acade-
mic programs, drop-out preven-
tion programs, ESE programs,
and the teachers and administra-
tors who go that. extra mile to
ensure that all students are pro-
vided a quality education and
The North Port St. Joe com-
munity will be observing Black
History Month with various reli-
gious and civic groups sponsoring
a variety of activities and pro-
grams throughout the month of
Beginning Thursday. Febru-
ary 4, the Association for
Community Action (AFCA) will
sponsor the annual Old-
Fashioned Convention at Zion
Fair Missionary Baptist Church at
Other organizationally spon-
sored events are the City-Wide
Ushers Black History Program on
February 7; the WIG sponsored
First Annual Community Achieve-
ment Banquet on February 13:
the AFCA sponsored Soul Food
Fest on February 20: and the
City-Wide Missionary Choir's
Anniversary at 3:00 p.m. on
Also, on February 28. the
City-Wide Choir will present its
Black History Program.
Rish Tells Page FOur Readers
Two of the Story write
-,.. ***ICU A4 4--A.M ^,
Editor's Note: This letter was writ-
ten to the Panama City News-
4 Herald, and given also to The
Star for publication.
For many years Paul Harvey
has made a living telling true sto-
ries. Mr. Harvey always gives his
listeners half of the story, takes a
break, and then starts again by
saying, :"And now- the rest of the
story". That is exactly what I will
try to. do today. Mr. Bornhoft you
provided Page 1, I'll provide Page
First of all, as you know I am
from a small economically
depressed community, so my
journalism and grammar may not
be as proper as yours. However,
telling the whole truth instead of
just half will not be a problem.
Yes, Danny Sparks and John
Mantay hunted on land leased by
Preble-Rish. Inc. And yes, our
company was a partner on a
Design Build proposal to Bay
County to place a water line from
231 across Deer Pont Lake and
terminate in Southport. And yes,
our bid was just a little less than-
4 million dollars. All of the state-
ments above are true, but why
didn't you give your readers the
rest of'the story. "
First 'of all. 'I am not the
President of Preble-Rish. Inc. as
you have reported on several
occasions this past week. I am
Vice-President and a minority
stockholder m Preble-Rish.
Second. you fail to inform
your readers that Danny Sparks
and I have been friends for over
20 years. Only eight of those
years has he been a commission-
er and only seven of these years
has there been,a Preble-Rish, Inc.
You failed to report that Mr.
Sparks and I hunted together.
broke bread together, played soft-
ball together, and golfed together
for over 12 years prior to him
becoming a commissioner and 13
years before there'was a Preble-
Rish .. .
You failed to tell your readers
that I invited Mr. Sparks in
September to hunt and that it was
Mr. Sparks and Mr. Mantay that.
set the date to hunt. not the con-
tractor. And' you failed to report
that they originally set the week-
end of January 30 (after the
waterline was bid), but was later
rescheduled by them for January
16. Are all of these facts irrele-
(From Page 2)
You'd figure a, system like that,
0 would last forever! 'Course, come ,
to think of it, they also had. sena-
tors . .,
I wonder if it was republicans
or democrats holding the majority
in their last days....
But what do I know? Maybe
our guys are trdly divided over this
impeachment thing. Maybe, in
their hearts, ..each .senator voted
just exactly what he or she "feels"
based on the facts and nothing
I hope that's the case.
It just has 'all the appearance
of a ,political, party power struggle
and to heck ivith our sacred honor
and the truth and the people ....
You hate to lose confidence in
the folks that are running things.
Will Rogers said this nation is
too great for one man or one group
to mess it up. He also said to not
pay any attention to political par-
ties. They talk and wave their arms
and carry on, but they do no real
I hope that's the case.
Where is Mr. Smith when we
JLAC L LCJI to: the
And about the contract, you
continually report that the con-
tract is 4 million dollars. But what
you fail to report is that less than
3% of that is for Preble-Rish and
97% for the contractor and other
subs. You also failed to report
when making a big issue out of
our firm being from out of town
that indeed we have an office in
Panama City'and that one-fourth
of the company's entire, staff
resides in Bay County.
And furthermore you want to
insinuate that there is a problem
with someone from Gulf County
doing work in Bay County. I have
never seen a locked gate at the
County line when I cross it. And
thank goodness that both coun-
ties have something to offer the
citizens of the other.
Gulf Countians enjoy your
food, entertainment. shopping,
and job market. Bay Countians
enjoy our fishing, hunting, and
job market. In fact upon just few
minutes of review I find that over
300 Bay County citizens work in
Gulf on a daily basis. My point is
this, don't try to create a barrier
between the two counties. We wel-
come'vo&r citizens o 'er hete and
would like to think we are wel-
come in Bay.
In that same regard, you
seem to be extremely concerned
about that contractor that is
upset because he didn't get the
job. Let me remind you that our
team was several hundred thou-
sand dollars lower in bid, and by
the way, the contractor you are so
worried about is from much far-
ther away than Gulf County
Now a little about the qualifi-
cations of our team. The subject
project is approximately 27.000
LF of water line with over 2,000
LF of subaqueous crossing. What
makes this project unusual and
complex is the subaqueous cross-,
ing. Preble-Rish recently complet-
ed the design and permitting of a,
7,000' crossing of Choctaw-
hatchee Bay and our contractor
has completed several subaque-
ous crossings and 25 million dol-
lars of utility work in the past 12
In fact, the two subaqueous
lines going across the Bay" to
Military Point are being completed
by Phoenix. I don't think anyone
could question our credentials. Be
advised that our firm has over
100 very satisfied clients, includ-
ing 6 counties, 2 cities, and sever-
al state agencies.
For some reason all of the
above was left out of your story. In
your defense, not all did you
know, but most you did. Now I
want to give you a real story and
one that is true.
Preble-Rish strives to be a
great corporate citizen. In seven
years we have donated over 20%
of our net profits to charity and
local school functions. We just
completed purchasing over
$2,000.00 in Christmas gifts for
eighteen families that would not
have had Christmas without us.
Two' of those kids were in Bay
We recently gave $2,000.00 to
start a youth football program in
Wewahitchka and $750.00 to a
Bay High School program to help
pay for lights at the baseball field.
We financially support the Gulf
Coast Community College
Athletics with generous gifts.
We recently donated a sub-
stantial amount to two local
churches to help pay off debts
and buy a piano. We support the
Hospice Foundation, March of
Dimes, American Cancer Society,
Salvation Army, Junior Service
League, and over 20 more worth-
Something could be said of
our public service record, but it
would not be sensational or news
worthy. I have served as
Chairman of the Workforce
Development Board for Bay, Gulf,
and Franklin counties for the past
two years spending countless
hours trying to help someone not
as. fortunate as you and 1, to get
an education or find a job. I
presently serve as Chairman of
the Gulf County Educational
Foundation in Gulf County just
as you do in Bay County.
What is my motive when dis-
tributing our earnings and time?
Probably the same as yours, to
help someone less fortunate, and
the rewarding feeling I get in mak-
ing a difference in their lives.
For the past several weeks I
have not been hunting very often
for deer, but instead for addition-
al JTPAfunds for our unemployed
in Gulf County, hunting for addi-
tional funding to keep the unem-
ployment benefits coming, hunt-
ing for a way to open the existing
prison in Wewahitchka so that
jobs can be created.
And by the way, some of the
largest supporters we've had in
this process live in Bay County. In
fact, Representative Alan Bense..
has spent countless hours work-
ing with us and his district does
not include any of Gulf County.
Please allow us all to be Floridlans
and not separate us by County.
I would suggest to you, Mr.
Editor, that this is the real Preble-
Rish, one that gives back to the
communities within which we
I will try real hard not to
offend you, knowing that you buy
paper by the rolls and ink by the
barrels. But I must leave this
thought with the readers:
In the year of 1898 a war
marked a turning point in
American History. Most of us
today know the war as the
Spanish-American War. However,
the conflict has also been labeled
'THE NEWSPAPER WAR". largely
because of the sensational press
or "Yellow Journalism".
Probably not many people
today realize, that this war was
started over sensational and
incorrect newspaper stories.
History tells us that as newspa-
pers began. to-print half truths
and in some cases, direct' distor-
tions of what was taking place in
Cuba, their sales skyrocketed.
On February 15, 1898 .an
explosion occurred on the U.S.
Maine warship that was anchored
near Havana, Cuba. Immediately
the headlines read "MAINE
BLOWN UP BY TORPEDO".
According to history reports the
extraordinary and sensational
reporting caused a public reaction
that pressured the U.S. Govern-
ment to declare war. According to
the presidential administration no
one would have entertained, the
possibility of war had it not been,
for the uproar caused by the
reporting of the Maine, incident.
You must now wonder what
this has to do with the waterline
project. Naval officers later would
say that the U.S. Maine did not
suffer a torpedo strike, but rather
an internal explosion caused. the'
sinking of the warship. In other
words, the Spanish-American War
probably could have been avoided
if not for incorrect and sensation-
I have found people to be
:more than fair when armed with
all the facts and the whole truth.
Mr. Bornhoft, one day we will all
sit before a great judge and
answer for our actions of today.
My conscience will be extremely
clear regarding this matter. For
the harm you have brought not to
Preble-Rish, but to my family and
especially my children, I hope you
can say. the same.
Ralph P. Rish
February was designated as
Black History Month in Port St.
Joe, when Mayor Johnny
Linton, signed a proclamation
to that effect. His signature is
being witnessed by Clarence
Monette, left, and City Com-
missioner Damon McNair. Jr.
New Business in Wewa
A new business opens this
Thursday, at the comer of Henry
and 2nd St. In Wewahitchka. The
Worship Center Bookstore will
have a ribbon cutting ceremony at
12:00 CT, and encourages every-
one to come and share in the fes-
tivities and refreshments.
The first 50 individuals to
make a purchase at the new
Christian 'bookstore will receive
either a free CD or tape. The store
will feature Bibles. books,
Christian t-shirts and jewelry,
and various gift items. Hours are
Monday Friday. from 9-5:30,
and Saturday, 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
___ RALPH C.ROBERSON
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT
324 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
PERSONAL & BUSINESS
ACCOUNTING SERVICES *
BUSINESS CONSULTING *
Florida Institute of CPA's
American Institute of CPA's
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1999
"We Co The Extra Mile To Serve You."
e wantto be more than just the place you
park 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
experience, to map out the best financial route for
you and your family.
Financial Services Including...
ATM/VISA Debit Card
Home Equity Credit Line
LOW Cost Loans
Wherever you are, we're there with
throughout the region, always
ready to serve you!
PORT ST. JOE, WEWAHITCHKA & THE BEACHES
PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1999
Catrina Dobson, John Wayne Willis III Are
Wed In Double-Ring Candlelight Ceremony
Catrina Marlene Dobson of
Marianna, the daughter of
Kenneth and Mary Lou Dykes of
Grand Ridge, and John Wayne
Willis III of Marianna, the son of
Johnny Willis of Bainbridge,
Georgia, and Nancy Marks of
Grand Ridge, exchanged marriage
vows in a double-ring, candlelight
ceremony at six o'clock p.m. on
the evening of December 5th.
The event took place at the
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in
Grand Ridge with Rev. John G.
The bride wore a full length
formal gown of imported white
royal satin. The wedding band
neckline and bodice was radiantly
adorned with hand sewn graduat-
ed pearls and sequins. The long
sheer sleeves were accented with
hand sewn graduated pearls and
The full skirt fell from the
drop waist and was embellished
with lace and cut-out medallions
which were also enhanced with
hand sewn graduated pearls and
sequins. The long cathedral
length train fell from a lace
peplum. Cut lace and hand sewn
sequins adorned the train. Satin
rosettes, which were accented by
Mr. and Mrs. John Wayne Willis III
AARP to Meet
oThe St. Joseph Bay Chapter
of the AARP will meet at the
Senior Citizens Center on
Wednesday, February 10, at
In response to suggestions
made when exercises suited to
seniors were introduced, a 10
minute 'program will open the
meeting, led by Sally Gainous.
Following a 'hot lunch, enter-
tainmenit~will feature a line danc-
ing demonstration by the Silver
Liners with an invitation to learn
basic steps and join in the fun.
Members are asked .to bring a
covered dish for the lunch buffet.
The AARP Tax Aid, providing
free tax preparation assistance
will continue at the senior center
on Monday and Tuesday after-
noons, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.. through
April, 13. You may call 229-8466
while the sessions are in progress
for tax assistance or to arrange a
visit with a counselor.
The Port St. Joe Garden Club
!members will meet Thursday.
February 11, at 9 a.m. at the gar-
den center for a brief business
After the business meeting,.
the group will leave for a 'day of
adventure in Havana where they
will visit antique shops, the
Havana, nursery, and enjoy a deli-
Beach AARP Will
Host Pot Luck Lunch
The Mexico Beach AARP will
be having a Pot Luck Lunch with
David and Cathy Crawford who
will be presenting "Russia, the
The festivities will be held on
February 19th at 12:00 noon at
the Mexico Beach Ci\ic Center.
sequined and beaded sprinkles,
were placed down the center of
the train. The hemline was edged
in scallops of cut lace accented by
hand sewn sequins and pearls.
The bride's crown-style veil,
consisted of clusters of graduat-
ing pearls. Rice pearls were
tucked in between lace appliques
and miniature satin roses. The
fingertip illusion fell from the
crown and had a finished edge
scattered with sprinkles of pearls.
She carried a cascading bou-
quet of burgundy and white roses,
burgundy and white miniature
sweetheart roses, Lily ,of the
Valley. white miniature gardenia,
burgundy and white baby's
breath with cascading pearls,
burgundy, and white ribbons and
roses. The entire bouquet was
intertwined with Iridescent white
ribbon. Pearls and rhinestones
were dispersed throughout the,
Tanya'Wright of Grand Ridge,
friend of the bride, was matron of
honor. Bridesmaids were Mary
Lollie of Cottonwood, Alabama, a
friend of the, bride, and Loretta
Dykes of Marianna, niece of the.
bride. 'Junior bridesmaids were
April Ranew of Sneads. niece of
the groom, and Brandy Kutchey
of Grand Ridge, niece of the bride.
Flower girls were Lila Dykes of
Port St. Joe and Breanna Willis of
Marianna, nieces of the bride.
Serving the groom as best
man was his brother, Mark Willis
of Marianna. Ushers/groomsmen
were Gerald Price of Marianna
and Timbo Roberts of Grand
Ridge, friends of the groom.
Junior groomsmen were Jason
Bys of Jacksonville, nephew of the
bride, and Michael Eckert ol
Tampa, cousin of the bride. Ring
bearers were Jared Kutchey ol
Grand ,Ridge and Allen Dykes of
Port St. Joe, nephews of the bride.
The wedding was directed by
Lisa Hill of Sneads. Music was
provided by Ann Hall, Denver,
Cox, Sandra Harrell, and Josh
The reception immediately
followed the ceremony at the
American Legion Building in
Marianna. Following a honey-
moon cruise to the Bahamas and
a four day stay in Tampa, the
newlyweds are in the process of.
building a house in Grand Ridge.
w The bride is a nurse employed
with Shand's H-omecare and with
Medical Services of Nortliwest
Florida. The groom is employed
with All Florida Contraction
Carpets In Tallahassee.
CHEM-DRY "The Carbonated Carpet Cleaner"
A Totally New Concept In Carpet Cleaning
*Complete Water Damage Service 24 Hours *Stays Clean Longer
*Rapid Drying (2 hours or less) "We Guarantee Our Work 100%"
*Removes Most Stubborn Stains *Eliminates Shrinkage and Mildew
Even Pet Stains .Carpet Protection
*Completely Safe & Non-Toxic : .
Fully Insured.* Drug Free Workplace
You've tried "steam", now try the "Chem Dry" team
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK .,AD, RED ALERT Exclusive
INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED Process to Remove Red Stains
We Clean The Very Best
Oriental Rugs in Upholstery
W illie & Cleaning
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL 648-8595
639-4310 serving Gulf, Fank
Mexico Beach "'
Come One! Come All,
FIRST ANNUAL MARDI GIAS GALA
ON FEBRUARY 6TH AT 7:00 P.M --?
St. Joseph's Catholic Church Parish Hall
202 20th Street Port St. Joe
GREAT NEW ORLEANS STYLE FOOD!
$15/couple in costume $20/couple not in costume
$7.50/single in costume $10/single not in costume
Advance Sales/Reservations Required
Call: 227-3444/227-3259/647-5316 J|o
Hunter Lee Gilbert
It's A Boy!
Jerry and Jenny Gilbert are
proud to announce the birth of
their son,, Hunter Lee Gilbert.
Hunter was born on January 7 at
Bay Medical Center weighing
71bs. 2oz., and was 20 1/2 inches
Proud grandparents are John'
and Gayle Tatum of St. Joe
Beach, Lillie Mae Gilbert, and the
late Jimmy Gilbert of Overstreet.
Seniors to Sponsor
The annual Little Miss
Valentine Pageant, sponsored by
the Gulf County Senior Citizens,
will be held on Saturday,
February 13, at 7:00 p.m., CT, in
the Wewahitchka Elementary
If your daughter would like to
enter the pageant, applications
are available at the KIDS center,
Wewahitchka Elementary, and
Wewahitchka High School. The
entry fee is $10.00 per child. The
MarK fPmimps Joan Fadio
Y4 r Mark Phillips and Joan Fadio
are delighted to announce their
engagement and upcoming mar-
,Club Met on 13th
The Wewahitchka Woman's
',, Club met on January 13 at the
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative
conference room. Elaine Howell.
president, called the room to
order and welcomed 25 members
and two guests. Ray Floyd and
Emily Benner-Keller. Ruth Hall
gave the devotional.
Carol Vlahos, co-chairwoman
Sof the Department of Arts and
Crafts, invited Betty Bidwell. local
artist, as the guest speaker. She
presented an informative program
,on oil painting by demonstrating
a "Seascape." Several of her paint-
ings from her gallery were on dis-
play for the enjoyment of the club.
Carol Vlahos was the lucky
winner of the senior citizens
.+ The club was presented with
a certificate from the Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative for support-
ing. the Washingtofi Youth Tour.
In other business, Madge
Semmes reported that Mayor
Dickens had 300 crepe myrtle
and 200 dogwood trees, available
Sfor planting. She suggested that
the club secure barrels to plant
Streets in'along Main Street. These
trees could be lighted during holi-
After adjournment, hostesses
Barbara Shirley-Scott, Madge
Semmes, Louise Settench. and .
''i JSue deAbrue served., delicious
refreshments to the'memb'ers and
""""" "" ""' ""'""
Jordan Thomas Totten
Jordan is Five
On January 26. Jordan
Thomas Totten turned five years
old. Jordan celebrated his birth-
day on Sunday. January 24. with
a Bug's Life party.
The occasion was celebrated
with his momma, his big brother,
Austin McCulley, Grandpa and
Grandma McCulley, his Uncle
Bubba, Aunt Rachel, Aunt Meme,
and Aunt Amy.
Also in attendance were his
cousins, Sebastian Totten, Maliki
Smith, and Samantha Howard;
his friends, Crystal Follin, Kathy
Tharpe, Teresa and Chelsea
Hawkins; his' best best buddy,
Ace Roney; and his cousin,
Makayla Smith, who shared her
first birthday with Jordan,, mak-
ing the event even more special.
"7 SE eerqtena T7Iere j a Sea4o"
".4 '7te to Plant" ECCL. 3
FRUIT TREES-apples, pears, peach,
plum, fig, grape, pomegranate, apple,
Japanese persimmon, blueberry, pecan.
COLD TOLERANTS CITRUS-satsuma,
orange, kumquat, etc. SALT TOLERANT
LANDSCAPE TREES-plants, scrubs,
and palms. BLOOMING CAMILLAS-
Lg. 7. yr.' old plants, 1/2 price.
LANDSCAPING, SOD, LARGE AND
SMALL-irrigation, fences, decks (chain
or wood, privacy). Delivery Available.
age groups are as follows:
Preschool (will not be judged),
kindergarten through first grade, .
second through third, fourth'
through sixth, and the teen group -'
(ages 13 to 19). This group is open
to any high school girl in Gulf'
(wy.3jKiar P~~'A**, 639-517h!
Yarn, Fabric, Notions cr Christian Supplies
Interiors Etcetera ;
505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe Phone 229-6054
Paintings 1/2 price
Please Come See Us!
-HOURS: Tues. Sat., -10:0U-00 -
I H IS T A M R S A MP O
' '"'" i,"VIo4' and Chiltdren -s Cofiqinent Boutique
S ," 200 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL
AEPTING -iAN, DiUMMER FASHIONS[
reMat Bargains.on ne and almoa t neW band name asfuon accessories
Ca .: Somethinj fqr Everyonel
S. ; "; i i
S' (850) 229-2454
Open 9 am to 5 pm-Mon., Tues., Thur., Fri.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1999 PAGE 5A
In 1885, the new lighthouse
~as located more than 1200 feet
inland from the r shoreline. By
1887, however, tlie relentless sea
brought the Gulf within 144 feet
of the tower.
This "skeletal" lighthouse has
eight cast iron legs that support
the "watch room" and lantern at
the top of the tower. The legs are
bolted into concrete foundations.
The type of construction allowed
less resistance to wind-and-wave
action and reduced the weight of
Robert L. Smit]
Robert L. "Big Bob" Smith, 7
of White City passed away in h
home ; February 3, following
He is survived by a very dev
ed wife of 54 years, Mary Helr
Smith; a very loving daught
Anita L. Smith, of White City; tw
sons;:.Herbert S. "Smitty" Smi
and. wife, Charlene of Birmin
ham, Alabama and Murry Smi
and wife Eudora of White Ci
four, grandchildren, Steph
Smith,. Lauren Sundle, Jes
Smith and Savanna Smith; a
three great grandchildren.
Funeral service plans we
Snot ',known at. press' tinl
Arrangements are by Comfort
Addison Ray Whitfield, infa
son of Adam and Sherrie Whitfie
of Port St. J6e, passed aw
Saturday, January 30, in Gi
Coast Hospital in Panama Cit
shortly after his birth.
Besides his parents, he"
survived by his brother, Job
Hurley Whitfield of Port St. Jc
He was the grandson of David ai
June Birdsong of Gordo
Alabama, Tommy and Ga
Haddock of Port St. Joe, and R
and, Kathi Whitfield of Port S
Joe:'; Other survivors include hi
Haddock of Highland View. Eilei
Brown of Grace\ille, and Irei
Lewis of Gordon; as well as mai
aunts, uncles, and other relative
The funeral service was he
on Monday, February 1, at th
4 graveside in Roberts Cemeter
conducted by Tom Mangui
from Page 1A
the structure on the soft, sandy
earth. Access to the lantern is up
a central, cast-iron-plate cylinder
with a spiral metal stairway. A
small window located half way
from the base of the lantern illu-
minates the interior of the access
The design acted somewhat
like a chimney, providing an
upward draft of air to vent the
heat and smoke from the light-
house's pre-electricity lantern.
The entrance to the stair cylinder
h All services were under the,
direction of the Comforter Funeral
o- Maybethel Walker
Ms Maybethel Walker, 79, passed
er, away on Wednesday, January 27,
vo in Port St. Joe. She had been a
th resident of Gulf County for the
Ig- last 53 years.
ith She is survived by her chil-
ty; dren, Katie Dobbins of Scott's
en Ferry, Woodrow Walker of
se Tallahassee, and Rebecca Fall of
nd White City; eight grandchildren;
nine great-grandchildren: two sis-
,re ters; and one brother.
ae. Graveside funeral services
ter were held on Friday, January 29,
at 10:00 a.m., ET, at Pleasant
Rest Cemetery in Overstreet, con-
ducted by Keith Smith. Interment
All services were under the
nt direction of the Comforter Funeral
ty, Gertrude Farmer
Gertrude'Farmer, of Port St.
is Joe, passed away Monday,
hn January 25, in Panama City. A
>e. native of Leary, Georgia, she had
nd been a resident here since 1938,
n, and was a member of New Bethel
aill AME Church, the Concerned
ay Christians Society, The Jolly
5t. Seniors. Usher Board #1, and the
uis City Wide Usher's Union.' :
ce Survivors include seven chil-
en dren. Cuthbert Farmer, Jr. and.
ne -wife, Martha, of Dublin, Georgia,
ny Celestine Harvey and husband.
s.- Clennis, of Port St. Joe, Jewerline
ld Farmer of Port St. Joe, Juanita
he Rackley arid husband, Charles, of
y, Tallahassee, Wellington Farmer of
nm Port St. Joe, Harold Farmer and
f. le, Brenda of Port St. Joe, and
Mamie Haves and husband.
''"John, of' Pbrt St. Joe: 15' grand-
children: 11 great-grandchildren;
one great-great-grandchild; and
Funeral services were held at
1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January
30, at New Bethel AME Church..
Interment followed in Forest Hill
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
2411 Highway C-30
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
S Boyd & Paula Pickenl
is twenty feet above ground and is
reached by a metal staircase.
This put the doorway above the
high-water mark of potential
storm surge. Two metal balconies
encircle the circular lantern. The
lower is at the cast iron base and
the upper surrounds the glass
storm panes. Atop the lantern
sits a conical, metal roof.
The Lighthouse Board recom-
mended that both the lighthouse
and the two residences be disas-
sembled and moved to a point on
the inside of the peninsula.
Congress appropriated $20,000
for this action.
Unfortunately, the move was
delayed* by difficulties officials
encountered in obtaining the
required paperwork. This delay
prompted plans to move the sta-
tion to Black's Island, a site in St
Joseph's Bay already reserved for
The work of moving the struc-
tures began in February 1896. By
April, the two keepers' quarters
were relocated on the island. The
dismantling of the lighthouse had
Shooting, Stabbing, and
Attempted Murder Occur
Sheriff's Beat ure to appear in reference to a
l vn worthless check charge.
If patrons of Burger King last Kelvin M. Rivers, age 35, of
Friday night noticed a distur- Port St. Joe was arrested by
bance in the parking lot, it's all Sergeanit Butch Arendt on 'Jan. 26
right. It was just Gulf County on an active warrant in reference
deputies and Port St. Joe police to an incident that had occurred
arresting a crack cocaine dealer. last week. While on patrol,
Officers from the two departments sergeant Arendt located Rivers at
arrested 29-year-old Freddie the Shell service station and made
arrested 29-year-old Freddie t as t incident.
Owens after he allegedly sold a the arrest without incident,
quantity of crack to an undercov- It g S u t l Was
quatty o rakto an undero- issued a citation on Jan. 27th by'
er operative in the parking lot of it nh
the Shell station Officer Glenn Norris for driver
the Shell station license \ nonresident exemptions
The arrest created quite an not allowed According to infor-
audience after officers grabbed maion received, McCullogh's
Owens from his bicycle in, the vehicle was stopped in reference
Burger King parking lot. Sheriff to faulty equipment. Upon further
McKeithen and Chief Leffert stat- investigation it was .learned that
ed they will continue their pres- the tag was expired, defective turn
sure on the drug dealers in our signal lenses, no registration, no
county proof of insurance, failure to wear
SHOOTING INWEWA seat belt' and a warning was
Debbar Filos was arrested by issued for these violations.
Gulf County deputy James Johnny Lee Gainer, age 54, of
Jensen after she allegedly shot Port St. Joe, was arrested by
her ek-husband, Edward Causey. Officer Glenn Norris on an active
Jensen had responded to a warrant for violation of probation.
shooting call last Saturday Jan. According to information received,
30,, to Wewahitchka, and found, Gainer violated his probation by
Causey shot one time in the upper failing to pay restitution in the
groin area. According to the amo of$1,803.95. Gainer was
report, Filos andCausey had been on t f. $1 8, g Gavated bat-
arguing, when she went next door .,on probation for aggravated bat
and got a 22-caliber rifle from her tery ith deadly we apron.
,truck. Upon returning to Causey's n Jauar 30th, at appRodney D.
house, she shot through the ately. 4:35 a.m., Rodney .
kitchen door once, striking him. Adkison, age 18, of Wewahitchka,
Filos was charged with was arrested by Sgt. James
attempted murder, and is current- Hersey Aodriving while under the
ly in the Gulf County Jail on a influence. According to informa-
$25,000 bond. Causey was taken tion received, Adkison's vehicle
to Bay Medical and is in stable was stopped in reference to exces-
condition. /. sive speed (60 m.p.h. in a 45
STABBING IN WPWA m.p'.h. speed zone). Further inves-
Deputy Jensen had ah event- tigation revealed that Adkison was
ful weekend in Wewahitchka, operating a vehicle while under
responding to a shooting the Influence. Breath analysis
Saturday, and a stabbing Sunday. results were 0.150 and 0.152.
Answering a call about a reported Madison D. Martin, age 21, of
stabbing on West River Road. :Port St. Joe, was arrested on Jan.
Jensen reported he saw a car /26 ;by Officer David Cross for
leaving the ambulance building uttering a forged instrument (x2).
and stopped it. thinking the vic- While conducting an investigation
timr might be in it. in reference to two forged checks
He found Sharron Whitfield In that had been received at Rich's
the car with a stab wound to the IGA, Olficer Cross was able to
upper back. Jensen provided first develop Martin as a suspect and
aid until the ambulance arrived, obtain a confession from Martin
He then located the suspect, Llllie as well.
Mae Davis of Wewahitchka, and ARRESTED FOR
placed her under arrest for aggra- ATTEMPTED MURDER
vated battery. with, a deadly' Reggie Gathers, age 17, of
weapon. Port St. Joe was arrested by
The victim was taken to Gulf Officer David Cross for attempted
Coast Hospital for treatment. She murder on Jan. 28. According to
was released the next morning. information received. Gathers
BURGLARY AT BEACH allegedly attempted to shoot one
Paul Mullins was arrested or more persons in the alley
Sunday and charged with bur- between Avenue C and Avenue D.
glary and criminal mischief., Gathers was taken into custody
Deputies Stacy Strickland and without incident.
Vince Everett had responded to a On January 29th, about
disturbance call on Highway 98 10:28 p.m., Freddie Leon Owens,
near the Bay County line. The vic- age 31, of Port St. Joe, was arrest-
tim told them Mullins had ed by Officer David Cross and
climbed up on her balcony and Gulf .County Sheriffs Deputy
was beating on the sliding glass, Ricky Tolbert for sale of crack
door. Mullins had a knife in this cocaine. Acting on information
hand, but two neighbors came to received, while conducting an
the victim's aid, and forced investigation in the area of Burger
Mullins out of the house. King, Owens was caught selling
As he fled the scene, he approximately $100.00 worth ol
allegedly cut two tires on the vic- crack cocaine.
tim's car. Mullins is being held on
a $2.500 bond. Beach PD LLog
( PSJPD Report )
On January 22. Bryan K.
Norton, age 29, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested by Sergeant Troy
Simmons for an active warrant.
According to Information received,
a warrant had been issued for fail-
The Mexico Beach Police
Department had a largely
uneventful week, Jan. 25-31, but
answered 113 calls for. service.
During that time they investigated
two thefts, making no arrests.
They issued 23 traffic warnings
and 10 traffic citations.
barely begun, however, when
funding for the project was can-
celed. The move was scrapped in
part because Black's Island was
too far north of the shoals for the
light to be effective. Also, the
shoreline of Cape San Blas had
begun to rebuild itself. The
Lighthouse Board decided to leave
the tower where it was, and the
beacon was relighted in 1897.
In 1903, permission was
granted to build new keepers'
quarters. These were constructed
to closely resemble the previous
quarters, which have since disap-
The two keepers' quarters are
identical, two-story, wood frame
cottages on low concrete pier
foundations, each with two brick
chimneys. The L-shaped struc-
tures were originally mirror
images of each other. The interior
Sof each residence contains two
main rooms on each floor.
Originally all of the primary sur-
faces and finishes of the interior
were wood. The sea again threat-
ened the Cape site by 1916. To
avert another disaster, in 1919
the Bureau of Lighthouses moved
the Cape San Bias lighthouse and
probably the keepers' quarters a
quarter mile north to their present
Until 1952, the property was
solely used as a site for the light-
house In August of that year, a
permit was issued to the Air Force
to "establish a unit in the Air
Force LORAN Radio Chain! of
Stations." Subsequently, .the
Coast Guard, part of the
Department of Transportation,
assumed custody of approximate-
ly one-third of the peninsula.
They also assumed responsibility
The Beaches Lions Club of
Mexico Beach will be having its
annual pancake breakfast at the
Fish House Restaurant in Mexico
Beach on Saturday, February 6,
from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m., CT.
Tickets will be available at the
door. Come out and enjoy a deli-
cious breakfast with your friends.
Your participation In this fund
raiser.will "help the Lions Club
help others in the community."
WIG Banquet to
Be Held on 13th
The public is cordially invited
to attend the First Annual
Washington Improvement Group.
Banquet on Saturday, February
13, at 6:30 p.m.. ET, at the \\IG
Teen Center in Port St. Joe.
Note of Thanks
The family of Dedrick
Alexander wish to thank, all
friends and family for all of their
love and support.
The Alexander and Williams Families
Thanks so much for all the
prayers. visits, and phone calls-
during Hal's recent hospital stay.
We would also like to thank the
EMTs and ER staff at Gulf Pines
Hospital who did such a wonder-
ful job. We are proud to live in
such a great christian community
where people are so caring of oth-
The Hal Kirkland Family
KEITH L. JONES, CPA
AUDIT, ACCOUNTING, TAX & CONSULTING SERVICES
The CPA.. Never Underestimate The Value.
113 CABELL DRIVE PORT:ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456
STelephone: (850) 229-1085 E-mail: KelthLJonesCPA@Yahoo.com
' MEMBER: AMERICAN and FLORIDA INSTITUTES OF C.P.A.'s
for operation of the LORAN station
Later that decade, the Air
Force constructed a Cape San
Bias Test Site, known as Site D-3,
on the remaining two-thirds of the
peninsula. The purpose of this
site is to provide radar tracking
capabilities for over-water test
and training missions.
The Coast Guard continued to
operate the lighthouse for the next
36 years. The beacon itself had
been converted in the 1940s from
incandescent oil vapor lamps to
electricity, but use of the 1859
French-made Fresnal lens that
had originally been installed. in
the last masonry lighthouse con-
tinued throughout the decades.
Manufactured by Rarbier
Benard & Ture in France, the
third-order bi-valve (or "clam
shell") lens ,is made of over two
hundred, cast-glass prisms, each
hand polished to optic quality and
precise dimensions. The prisms
,are set into a bronze frame. Chips
caused by Confederate musket
fire are still visible. At 101 feet
above sea level, the electric bea-
con could be seen for 25 miles as
it flashed white for one second
ever twenty seconds.
The lighthouse station was
used as a manned LORAN Station
until 1972, when it was automat-
ed. On January 18, 199b," the
Coast Guard deactivated the
(See LIGHT on Page 6)
,:-uce is rir.ebv given that the City Commission of
i-.e CQ3 o.f P.-t St. Joe. sitting as the Board of
Adjustment will hold a public hearing in the
Commission Chamber at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday,
February 16, 1999. to determine whether the City
will authorize a deviation to the Zoning Ordinance
for a variance oT approximately twelve feet on the
eastern most property line of Lot 6, Block 116, for'
uJ.e prr.o-- :,i 3l,)-Airn land owner to build a
M- .AmI ad:.:irdi ,a :. -'ie pla-.on file in the
, w :,ir l ,:, ii-,'- C Cl -.[
I s/ Fuline PeFrrI-.-s
2 er y Cir.,' Clrk
2tc. February 4 and 11 i.
I o6ittfullfiew, 9 0 1 1
-Sun n' Aire Systems
*... ', ; ,. Auliorizecd Dealer of .-
Call for Free Estimate
P. 0. Box 1116 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
S 4te 1/28
SONE O VAENTINE !
*CHOCOLATE BODY PRINT*|
S STUFFED ANIMALS* I
I ndLtl e yoLur Valer itLtne wLtt Bath salts,
babble bath lottort, andc other fine ite5 s
9204 MONUMENT AVENUE VEILS AILS
*4V 'PORT ST. JOE
S oen 10-6 M-F *
S& 10-2 on Saturday .
"FREE" no obligation quotes
COMPETITIVE AUTO RATES
Call for One Today!
24 HOUR CLAIM SERVICE
AAA MEMBERS DISCOUNT
S MANY ADDITIONAL DISCOUNT OPPORTUNITIES
AutoandHome nsnce Comp (850) 227-1133
Mebror Travelers Group j
PAGE 6A THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1999
Light from Page 5A
, lighthouse as an active aid to nav-
Why Cape San Bias is
Important To The Military
The same qualities that made
the area an ideal site for a light-
house for almost 150 years also
make it Ideally suited to support
Eglin's test mission, particularly
as a site for surveillance radar..
Projecting into the Gulf, the site
provides optimal coverage of mis-
siles, aircraft and aerial targets
. operating over the Gulf.
Air Force facilities and instru-
mentation located on Cape San
Blas provide a wide variety of mis-
sion-support functions. These
include flight termination, fre-
quency control and analysis, com-
munications and' telemetry, time
microwave relay systems, and
general mission support.
The Cape is also ideally locat-
ed for missile and sounding rock-
In recent years Patriot mis-
siles have been tested at the site
against aerial targets in the'Gulf'
of Mexico. The site is being con-
sidered asa critical component for
Theater Missile Defense (TMD)
missile system testing as pro-
posed in an Environmental
Impact Statement currently being
processed by the Ballistic Missile
The Air Force has also sup-
ported rocket launches by the
Florida Spaceport Authority at
When the Coast Guard no
longer had a viable mission for the
portion of Cape San Blas under
their control, the Air Force
expressed interested in acquiring
it. The primary reason for this
interest was to insure the contin-
uance of a safety buffer zone
between Air Force operations and
the public. However, Air Force
officials also considered it impor-
tant that no new buildings be
built on the Cape, because any
such construction would serious-
ly degrade the site that provides
the greatest over-water directional
coverage in the northeast Gulf of
/ Transition to the Air Force
In 1981, the Air Force
received a 5-year permit from the
Coast- Guard for the use of the
property. Eglin AFB funded,
obtained, and. managed a mainte-
nance contract on the keepers'
quarters throughout this initial
lease. When the permit expired In
,1986. the two agencies, entered
into negotiations for a new, 25-
year use agreement. The Gulf
) Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida 648-8950
Open 7 Days A Week 1 1-9 CST
*. startin at:
NIGHTLY DINNER SPECIALS .
11-3 p.m. 9
DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS.. .
The Fish House Will Close On Sunday,
January 31sf, (only) At 4:00 p.m.
BRING YOUR OWN CLEANED CATCH,
AND WE'LL FRY OR GRILL IT FOR YOiU FOR
ONLY $F95 (includes 2 side disbes)
S...in s--- p ia l Cof
9 --ou7md tfood S :lc7i. ii 'U .iu' (7ift u
Iu ')rEz sr iql21dJ f 3aEt
To our valued Clients and Friends, -, I
we will be closed from January 24"' thru February 3r'.
We will reopen February 4" with our New Winter Hours
Thursday thru Saturday
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p i.'CST
,.2904 Highway 98-Suite 3A-Mexico Beach
":' i" S ... :
County Board of Commissioners
had expressed an interest to
Coast Guard officials to move the
buildings to the nearby
Consequently, during the negotia-
tions for the 25-year use agree-
ment, Coast Guard officials asked
Air Force officials if they had any
future needs for the keepers'
The Air Force had no objec-
tions to transferring ownership of
the buildings to the local commu-
nity. However, the State Historic
Preservation Office (SHPO), a fed-
eral reviewing authority for all fed-"
eral actions affecting historic
property, objected to the proposed
plan.- Their preferred preservation
method for these quarters was to
retain them in the immediate
vicinity of the lighthouse.
In 1986, the Coast Guard,
during negotiations to renew the
use agreement to Eglin AFB,
asked all references to the keepers:
quarters be stricken from the;
agreement, because they were
negotiating transfer of ownership
to Gulf County. Unfortunately.,
the hoped-for transfer of the prop- ,
erties to Gulf County did not take
place. The result: although all'
parties were attempting to do
what was right, due to lack of
clarity of responsibility, upkeep of
the quarters became a casualty. '
In 1990, Eglin's Base Historic
Preservation Officer (BEPO) noted
that the buildings were not being'
maintained by the Coast Guard
and attempted to resolve the situ-
ation. The Air Force believing it
was not responsible for the quar-
ters, assumed It could not use
normal base funds for maintain-
ing the structures.
By 1993, Eglin environmental
managers applied for and received
special funds allowing Eglin to
address the rehabilitation of the
quarters. With funds available,
Eglin officials let the Coast Guard
know the Air Force would be able
to care for these historic proper-
ties and subsequently conducted
an archaeological and historical
survey as well as completed a
National Register of Historic
Places nomination package for the
Lighthouse and both keepers','
In 1994. Eglin modified the :
25-year use agreement to clarify
responsibilities for maintaining
the historic properties and began
the coordination process to reha-
bllitate the quarters. However, the
quarters were viewed at that time
as non-exclusive use by the Air'":
Force, thus not generally covered
in appropriations for maintenance
and repair of real property.
After a number of tropical
storms and hurricanes, the.keep:-..
ers' quarters, particularly the one
closest to the water, deteriorated.,
In November 1994, Eglin
received a letter from the SHPO
expressing concern over a lack of,,
maintenance and a need to
address the situation. In fact.
Eglin's funded project for rehabil-
itation was addressing these con-
When Hurricanes Erin and '
Opal struck In 1995, the build-.
tags were further damaged and1
the shoreline severely eroded.
Eglin officials proposed to move ,
the buildings inland. All federal
regulatory agencies Involved
As plans for rehabilitation
further developed, Eglin also took
the initiative to transfer the prop-
erty from the Coast Guard to the
Air Force. Assuming the transfer
process would be completed in a,
timely manner, Eglin worked to.
finalize relocation and renovation
plans for both keepers' quarters.
They sought and received concur-
rence from the SHPO that the
plans were appropriate.
Unfortunately, as progress
moved forward, the Cape San Bias
coast continued to erode and the
keepers' quarters continued to
deteriorate. The situation had
changed so much a that the avail-
able funds could no longer relo-
cate and rehabilitate both strup-
*' v '. *. *' .'" .
tures. Eglin again offered to
transfer ownership of the quarters
closest to the water to Gulf
County as soon as the buildings
became Air Force property.
During this time, Gulf County
began discussion with Eglin to
allow public access to Cape San
Blas except during test missions.
And, at the request of the commu-
nity, options for re-lighting the
lighthouse began to be explored.
In order to ,expedite the prop-
erty transfer process, the
Honorable Allen Boyd was asked'
to propose congressional legisla-
'tion _The bill was passed by
Congress in June 1997 and
signed into law in December
1997. 1This transfer will take
place upon completion of a survey
scheduled to start January 1999
and receipt of a letter of transfer
from the Department of
Shortly after the keepers'
quarters were transferred to the
Air Force, Eglin offered the one
closest to the water to Gulf
County. The County accepted the
offer but informed Eglin that it .
was unable to immediately move
the structure. They requested
Eglin move the building inland to
give the county adequate time to
fund this project.
Hurricane Earl hit Sept. 3,
1998, and' caused significant
,damage to the keeper's quarters
closest to the water. Eglin advised
Gulf County that, unless it con-
firmed its interest in the facility
soon, Eglin would pursue a strat-
egy to document and dismantle,
the building nearest the Gulf. and
reuse the salvaged material In the
rehabilitation of the remaining
In October 1998, Gulf County
advised Eglin that they could not
accept ownership due to financial
Shortly thereafter, Eglin
accepted ownership of the keep-
ers' quarters from the. Coast
Guard and sent a letter to :the,
SHPO advising of the proposed
action to document and dismantle
Sthe structure closest to the water
and to reuse the materials in the
rehabilitation of the other build-
Why the Air Force Cares About
The mission of the
Department of Defense Is to
defend the nation and our way of
life. Implicit in this is the defense
of the nation's borders, its people.
and their heritage. The DOD and
the Air Force are landholders who
hold land in trust for the
American people. While the Air
Force's primary responsibility is
the military mission, it also has
the legal and-moral responsibility-
to be good stewards of the natural
and cultural resources under its
Eglln is responsible for more
than 1.000 historical sites. These
sites range from 10,000-year-old
Native American resources to sig-
nificant ; Cold War structures.
Among these are six sites and dis-
tricts listed on the National
Register of Historic Places.
According to Dr. Newell
Wright, Eglin's Base Historic
Preservation Officer; "We have
surveyed two-thirds of Eglin's
464,000 acres identihing archae-
ological sites and historic struc-
tures, nominating those eligible
for the National Register, and
have carried out data recovery on
pre-historic Native American and
British Colonial sites".
Eglin is proud that Its mission
and cultural and : natural
resources management programs
have helped preserve our coun-
try's heritage. It will continue to
incorporate protecting these
important resources into its mis-
sion in the future.
Related Studies at Cape San
In a related field, Eglin also
received funding for a recently
completed, multi-year Cape San'
Bias Ecological Study. '
The purpose of the study wa '
to better understand the ecology
of this unique area. The Cape has
been identified as the fastest-
eroding shoreline in Florida. The ,
study monitored and documented
the erosion on the western portion
of the Cape and the growth on the
eastern portion. The study includ-
ed topography, soil chemistry.
* Shrimp Crabs
i. 4 Groceries Fish Sandwiches
SASS Beer & Wine
S* Colombo Yogurt ,
227-1670 On C-30A south of Port St. Joe
FALL & WINTER HOURS: Tues.-Thurs.: 12-8 p.m.,
Fri -Sat.: 1 2-9 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday
ON THE CORNER OF 4TH ST. & HWY. 98
February Sweetheart Special
oflter 5 00 p m- o the -Sub Shop
2 BACON CHEESEBURGERS & 2
rPi 1 IP^i I p in^n i ^I IB I aU il
R SRFLH FNRFL FV NL LY 6.u
\\"e' .-till have our DAILY SUB SPECIALS, and Mon~dov through h
'.Vednes.dao. e hoae SOUP AND SANDWICH SPECIALS
Call Ahead. We'll Have It Readi! !3
HOURS: MONDAY, TUESDAY. & WEDNESDAY: 9:30 A.m. To 7:00 P.M.
THURSDAY. FRIDAY. & SATURDAY: 9:30 A.M. To 10:00 P.M.
_.. L_... ..! "
/'^ -.," -
34rea/y ur Uaelfenlie .7
/0 acfnner X a sunse/ale
ON THE BEACH
On February 13th and 14th, Toucan's will present
our sweetheart specials from 5-10 p.m.
we'll serve our seafood platter and prime rib, but
DARE TO BE DIFFERENT
For two days, Chef Bill and the staff wilgo beyond
the ordinary with entrees including:
V Surf & Safari-8 oz. burgundy $2 95
peppered ostrich filet with Maine lobster ... . .
V Dijon herb-crusted $ 95
rack of lamb .........................
V Seafood Newburg $1 95
in puff pastry ..... .......................... 1
and for your sweet tooth ...
Fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate with fresh cream
Chocolate chess pie with snickers pieces and french vanilla ice cream
Whipped chocolate mousse with fresh cream and berries
RESERVATIONS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
OPEN AT 1 1:00 A.M. FOR LUNCH.
SERVING DINNER AT 5:00 P.M.
812 U.S. HWY 98, MEXICO BEACH, FL 32410
This lighthouse keeper's quarters suffered damage from the
frequent hurricanes and storms that have battered the Northwest
Florida coast over the past few years.
Groundhog Day, February
2nd, came and went.
Punxsutawney Phil, the most
famous weather forecaster in the
world, .comes out of his den on
Gobbler's Knob every February
2nd to view the weather and
determine if six more weeks of
winter will follow.
This Pennsylvania ground-
hog, this "Seer of Seers" whose
annual prediction is entered into
the Congressional Records in the
Library of Congress, can't hold a
candle, though, to our very own
Northwest Florida prognostica-
Deer hunters are getting real
serious. The next few weeks are
what Panhandle whitetail
hunters have been waiting for--
the rut. Usually wary bucks lose
their caution in search of does.
Savvy hunters are hunting the
does because this is where the
Bucks will be.
As evidenced in this month's
pictures in the Hook and Trigger,
some real trophy deer are out and
about in the Panhandle. General
gun season for deer ends
February 17, but a special
archery and muzzleloader season
for deer opens February 18 to 28.
For those still after that trophy
buck, it will be time to check the
notches and clean up the smoke
Freshwater fishing continues
to improve. The speckled perch.
are moving into six feet or so
depths to spawn, and buck bass
are already in the shallows await-
ing the females. Jack Wingate
reports that on Seminole, behind
the Woodruff Dam, a 47 pound
striper was -caught last week.
That's a wallhanger.
In our local tidal creeks and
rivers;- these striped bass.-"are,. .
working their way upstream to
spawn. Points along tLhetlrroutes r
are good places to infercept these
fighting fish. A three per person,
18-inch minimum regulation is in
Trout's out, but other coastal
species are filling in quite nicely.
Try the buoys and range markers
for sheepshead. These convict-
striped fish deserve their nick-
name for their uncanny ability to
steal bait. Fiddler crabs are by far
the best bait, but shrimp, bits of
blue crab, the muscle from oys-
ters, or even red wigglers, will
catch these fish. A small but
strong hook is best.
A trip to the rocks at St.
Andrews, Bob Sike's Cut, or the
St. George Island causeway is a
can't miss opportunity. Sandy
edges around nearshore struc-
tures should hold flounder.
Minnlows are best, but jigs tipped
with shrimp and hopped very
slowly will get some of these door-
mats into the cooler.
Red snapper and grouper
continue week after week to pro-
vide excellent angling. Most any
structure in 40 feet or more
depths has- keepers. Cut bait will
catch the snappers and whole
minnows will attract any keeper
If your bait keeps getting
small bites .taken out of it, you
have triggerfish down there.
Downsize to a small hook and use
bits of cut bait or shrimp. These
hard-fighting and very tasty fish
are thick on some of these
nearshore reefs. Skinning these
triggers is relatively easy with pli-
ers, and the white meaty-textured
flesh is excellent fried, baked, or
Panhandle. Penny is a giant'
blue, crab that lives under the
docks" at the Canal Park in
Mexico Beach. Penny makes her
annual appearance every
February 2nd and gives her fore-
cast for the rest of the winter in
,,Northwest Florida. ,,
This year's much anticipated
appearance had Penny popping
up wearing a sporty pair of Ray-
Bans. I guess that means we'll
have six more weeks of beautiful
Lee's Automotive Repair
1930 West Highway 98, Highland View (850) 227-9696
Tires Brakes Four Wheel Computer Alignment Tune-Ups
All Exhaust Work Air Conditioning Service & Repair
,Oil Change Special $19.95
ALL WORK GUARANTEED! Owned & Operated by Lee Cannon
GIT'rUN &K KNIFE SHOW
PANAMA CITY, FL
NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY
N. LISENBY AVENUE AT AIRPORT
February 13 & 14
Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4,
Buy! Sell! Trade!
SNe., Antique, & Collecuble
S-s .00 dm Kids Under 10-FREE! Southern Gun Masters 850/874-2217
CUNNINGHAM AUTO SALES
143 Maddox Drive Wewahitchka
96 Geo Metro: 4 Door; Burgundy; 5-Speed; A/C; "565
10,'X"00 .:,,ginal miles. L5650
95 Saturn: SCL; 2 Door; Coupe Sunroof; Automatic; Dark Green; $6650
38,000 miles. 6650
985. 'Ches I loor; r r; cruise; tilt; 30,000 200
miles; burg grlul r;~ harp. '7200
97. Ford Escort: 4 Door; Auto.; A/C; Sharp. $6200
94 gal :ii F1A; c A/C; 28,000485
94 Ma CP W yl. d A/C; 59,000
miles.- bro9- 1 M4950
95 Nissan Pick Up: 4 Cyl.; 5-Speed; A/C; 45,000 620
miles; green; Like new. 6200
94 Nissan Sentra Special Edition: 4 Door; $
all power; gold; A/C; auto.; 15,000 original miles. 5950
98 Lu s gold wer; 9,000 miles;
almost faW s .. 10,500
98 Dodge 1500 Pick Up: 4 Door; quad cab; 4 W.D.; $19,500
1 8,000 original miles; green; fully loaded.
96 Saturn FL2: 4 Door; automatic; A/C; full power; windows; $8650
locks; tilt; cruise; sun rooF; 41,000 miles; like new.
We Specialize in all types of Saturn Vehicles.
Call us-We have vehicles in other locations.
*bi-. dJrtA r= *==nu .a.i=ap *'.Zn AK Wp4, ..flufi AU IS 7
hydrology, and the dynamics of
the landmass and land-cover
changes at the Cape over time.
Numerous surveys and stud-
ies were conducted for bird types,
sea turtles, beach mice, and other
wildlife. These studies document-
ed that the Cape. supports the
highest density of sea turtle nests
in northwest Florida, all of which
were made by the threatened
Air Force studies also showed
the Cape supports an impressive
diversity of bird life due to the
many habitat types found in a rel-
atively small area. A pair of bald
eagles has nested at the Cape
since 1994. Florida black bears
have also been documented occa-
sionally moving through the area.
What the Future holds for the
Cape San Blas Historic
Although the military budget
has been consistently cut for a
number of years, Eglin, to the
best of its abilities, is committed
to the preservation of the light-
house and keepers' quarters. tated, more than a century old,
"Eglin realizes the historic will be moved a significant dis-
importance of these structures tance from the water but within
and takes very seriously our cul- the lighthouse vicinity to preserve
tural resource responsibilities, historic integrity.
That is why we are proceeding Eglin is also continuing to
with this rehabilitation plan," said examine the issue of relighting the
Col. Richard Perraut, 96th Air lighthouse. The Coast Guard has
Base Wing Commander. retained ownership of the historic
Funds have been allocated for Fresnel lens. While it may be
this project and work should preferable to keep this intrinsic.
begin in the early part of 1999. historic component with the Cape
At this point, Eglin believes San Blas Lighthouse, .various
the best preservation strategy is other options are being explored
to focus efforts on the more intact for re-lighting the lighthouse.,.
structure. To do so, the damaged "Eglin will continue to make
structure must be carefully docu- every effort to ensure the preser-
mented using Secretary of the vation of these cultural resources
Interior standards with pho- remains on track.
tographs, line drawings of the ele- "I,,ve been very impressed with
vations, and floor plans. This is the rich history of the Cape San,
one plan being considered. Blas area and the significance the
Another alternative is to move the community places on these
structure out of harm's way and unique properties. The Air Force
possibly restore it also. p T F r c
This documentation will be mission history we are adding to
This documentation will be Cape San Blas will only deepen
maintained at Eglin AFB and Gulf Cape San Blas will only deepen
count d Eglin is curntly the area's ongoing significance to
county. Eglin is currently con- thisregion", said Maj..Gen.
sulting with the SEPO on final this region", saEglin's instal-j. Gen.
disposition of the damaged build- Mlchael Kosteindk Eglin's r.instal-
ing. The building to be rehabili- nation commander.
F CPC from Page 1A
'tinue under the FCPC plan. for $15 per month to all qualified
If the employee elects to con- applicants The program is good
tinue, then additional questions for children up to 19 years of age.
are provided for various requests Any workers who need help,
of coverage options. with the paperwork should go by
She pointed out the impor- the health department in Port St.
tance of 'responding as soon as Joe or Wewahltchka for assis-
possible to the questions so that tance.
rates can be established. After Further information on the
rates are established, each mem- program will also be provided in
ber of the group will be notified, The Star over tlte next few weeks.
and if the group agrees to the cov,- Shutdown toContinue
erage at the established rate, Beyond 6 Months
without major reductions in the Allen said the company had
grpup's number, then those rates also, In compliance with federal
will be established. law, officially advised its hourly
Group members will then employees that the mill would be
have 45 days to pay premiums, shutdownhIn excess of six months
after being notified of the rates. from its shutdown date of August :
but premiums will be retroactive 14.
for coverage back to the February Allen noted that the mill shut-
14th effective date. down 'has continued because of
Retiree Benefits Not Affected the- "unforeseen : and protracted
Benefits to retired workers depression in prices for the mill's
will not be affected by the change, products in both foreign and
but premiums are subject to domestic markets, together with
change because of the projected the unexpected inability to obtain
smaller group size. funds to reopen the mill and pay
Healthy Kids Program interest on the mortgage notes."
Another option to provide cov- He said the .company is
erage to the children of laid-off attempting to restructure its oper-
workers is Florida's Healthy Kids nations and financial condition tn
insurance program. an effort to reopen the mill,
Gulf County Public Health although officials are unable to
Director Doug Kent said workers specify a start-up date at this
can pick up applications for the time.
program at any of the Gulf County Florida Coast Paper Company
schools, their local doctor's office, owners and bond holders are cur-
or from the health department. rently in the process of negotiat-
The program will provide cov- ing on the future operations of the
erage for all kids in a household mill.
C Ity ....z, "f ,M Page-.1A
"There are going to be better
times, but we've all got to be
patient... there are lots of build-
ing blocks being put into place."
Scholz points to two busi-
nesses currently considering
locating in the area. Gulf County's
Economic Development Commit-
tee is currently negotiating with a
computer based company that
would start'off employing approx-
imately 70 people. It has the
potential to expand to over 200
jobs at the Gull'County Industrial
Park., Also a shipbuilding facility
is currently negotiating with St.
doe Company to locate on the Gulf
She explained that much was
being done to improve the eco-
' nomic situation, but even effort
must be made to maintain confi-
dentiality, and to not create false
"'"If we give false hope, then the
people lose hope in us, too." she,
Mayor Linton told the board
he and the city clerk had contact-
ed Chris Hine (St. Joe Co.) about
negotiating with, the Trane
Company, currently located in
Lynn Haven. .
Trane makes heating and air
conditioning systems at their'
100,000 sq. ft. plant in Lyrn
Haven and is currently planning
expansion of an estimated 300
Linton said Hine agreed to
contact the company and try to
negotiate with them, to locate the
expansion in Gulf County. He said
St. Joe was willing to offer land
and building incentives to Trane
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
2251 W. 23rd Street
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32405
.as prt of the negotiation process.
Preble-Rish engineer, Bill
Kennedy. reported to the board
that everything appears to be on
schedule for the PSJ marina to be
complete early in March.
Commissioners set a, work-
shop for next Tuesday, February
9, at 5:00 to review the marina's
construction budget, as the pro-
ject draws to a conclusion.
St. Joe Co. officials and 'the
city commissioners will be meet-
ing'sometime in the nearfuture to
discuss a proposal being prepared
by St. Joe to lease and operate'the
159-slip marina from the city.'
The city failed to get any tak-
ers on' their bids for proposals to
lease and operate the marina dur-
ing' its second meeting in.
January. St. Joe had shown inter-
est in the process, but failed to bid
onwthe marina's ,operations. They
are currently preparing a propos-
al to present to the city commis-
IN OTHER BUSINESS
9*Waived water and sewer tap
fees for a new Boy/Girl Scour
building, as requested by the PSJ
Rotary Club: ,
eAgreed to advertise a vari-
ance for Boyd and Paula Pickett;
eDecided to switch the city's
health insurance coverage to' the
Florida League of Cities insur-
Reduced Baseball Admission Rates
for Laid-Off Set By PSJ High School
The Port St. Joe High School
baseball team has instituted a
means to thank those of the
community who have supported
them in the past. They under-
stand the economic status of the
community is tough at this time,
'and they have come up with a
'plan to help,
The team will be offering a
season ticket for your entire fami-
ly for $15.00. This will get your
,family into all home games this
season. Regular prices are $3.00
for adults and $2.00 for children
for each game.
If you are a former 'mill
;employee, railroad or city worker
The Port St. Joe Dixie
Baseball League officers are look-
ing for umpires to call baseball
games for the 1999 season. As
soon as possible, all interested
persons need' to contact Buddy
Hamm (president) at 229-8686,
,Randy Phillips (vice president,
Dixie Boysl at 229-8590, or Joey
Tarantino' (%ice president, Dixie.
Youth) at 229-1029.
who was laid off due to the mill
shutdown, and wish to purchase
a season ticket, please contact
Coach Buck Watford at: 227-1387
(days) or 229-8287 (night) for'
They thank the community
for its support and look forward to
seeing you at the ballpark.
The Wewahitchka Dixie Youth
Baseball League will be holding
registration for T-Ball,, Coach-
Pitch, Pony League, and softball.
on February 6th at 8:30 12:00
c.s.t. at Gator Athletics next to
Cypress Medical. ; .r
All new participants to the
league will need to bring a copy of
their birth certificate.
Registration forms will be, accept-
ed at Gator Athletics Februar'
8th 12th from 8:30 amn. until.
See The Star On Line at
Vinyl Siding Soffit & Fascia
-Aluminum Carports & Patio Covers Gutters *-Screen Rooms
.; ". Roofovers Replacement Windows
WEWA SIDING CO
State Registered Contractor #RROO067101
References Gladly Provided
639-2942 after 5
FEMA will conduct a public hearing,
Wednesday, February' 10, 1999 at
10:00 a.m., in the County Commission
Meeting Room to discuss the following:
Changes to the Flood Insurance
Rate Maps (FIRM)
The public is encouraged, to attend. If
yore gt*i' ittyques tiqh I reas
County Commission Office at (850)
SIc January 28 and February 3. 1999
St. Joe Beach office: 850-647-3333 or 1-800-411-3717
Cape San Bias Office: 850-229-2777 or 800-654-8689
MEXICO BEACH 116 Fourth St. Great investment Over 2400'sq. ft. '4BD upstairs/2BD apart-'
meni downrsars Only, $169,000. :
GULFAIRE 102 Sea Pine Modern home ready for beach living 4BD/2BA, lots of windows and
deck;. Cleresrory windows and fireplace in the living room. Must seel $137,500.
ST. JOE BEACH. 6329 Alabama Ave. Well kept doublewide, 3BD/2BA on 150'xl 50' lot. Fruit:
!re.s, high and dry. Two outside sheds. Two blocks from beach. Must seel $72,500.
ST. JOE BEACH. 229 Selma. 2BD/2BA mobile home'(very' good cond.) on 75'x162' fenced
lot. Large kitchen has pantry and laundry room. Family neighborhood. $49,000.
OVERSTREET Palmetto St. This 2.59 acre lot has grassy lawn and is ready to build on. Has
deep well, 200 amp power pole, and septic tank, and large storage building. $39,600.
Cathy Kitchens St. Joe Beach
Vickie Davis Cope San Bias' S
APLC IOA.. .. .. .. .1806436
CAP SN B S. ... .... -806488
ST E RG SAN .. .. .. .. -0 -5549
IECK OUT OUR LARGE SELECTION
USED TRUCKS AND CARS. MANY
ARE PROGRAM VEHICLES.,
hSee Becky Wooda
for these and
other great deals.
BILLY CARR'S USED CARS
1976 HIGHWAY 98 HIGHLAND VIEW
PHONE (850) 229-6961
SOutdoors in the
by Gene Childs
Florida Outdoor Writers' Association
^ .." r f
1997 CHEVY BLAZER 4 DOOR
6 Cyl; am/fm, cassette; cd player; pw; pl;
cruise; tilt; leather; 2 wd
1995 RTjAZER 4 DOOR 6 CYL.
am/fm; cassette; pw; locks; cruise; tilt; 2 wd
1994 CHEVY EXT. CAB
pw; pl; cruise; tilt; sliding rear window,
THE STAR- PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 4. 1999
PAGE 8A THE STAR,
ST. JOE, FL
FEBRUARY 4, 1999
EU #1 Sharks Have Good Week
ABOUT POOR HEALTH
But, unlike the weather, you can do something about
it. Even though the human body can take a great
amount of abuse, it sometimes calls for help. When it
develops minor pain or discomfort that goes away but
returns, if you suddenly begin to lose weight or energy;
these are danger signals.
Without delay visit a physician for a health check-up.
It takes medical knowledge to find out what is wrong
and how to properly help your body enjoy better
health. Your physician has this ability.
WE PROUDLY ACCEPT MOST INSURANCE
PLANS AND PRESCRIPTION CARDS.
Buzzett's Drug Store
Quality Pharmacy Service Since 1951
317 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe
*Convenient Drive-Through Window -Revlon Cosmetics
*Carlton Cards -Russell Stover Candles
EE(850) 229-8771 .
WEWA 52, BAY HIGH 63
Thursday, January 28
The Wewahitchka Gators
jumped out to an early 24-19
lead, but Bay High bounced back
in the second quarter to take a
37-30 lead into halftime. The
Tornadoes held on in the second
half of play for a 63-52 victory.
Thursday's loss: dropped
Wewahitchka to 3-18 on the sea-
Wewahitchka was led on
offense by Brandon Jones with 18
points. Pete Taunton hit three
tlree-pointers and followed with
WEWA (52)- Simms 7,
Addison 7, Vann 1, Jones 18,
Taunton 11, Williams 5.
BAY HIGH (63)- Dybdal 2.
Morehead 13, Parker 4, Simmons
8, Figueroa 3, Adams 2. IDittman
11, Haisley 10, Sterling 5.
WEWA 58, APALACH 48
Friday, January 30
Saturday, Feb. 6
Try-outs for all girls, ages
eight through 14 registered to
play in the Port St. Joe Girls'
Softball League. will be held
Saturday. Feb. 6th at the 10th
Ages eight to 10 will be at
10:00 a.m.; ages 11-12 will be at
12:00 p.m.. and ages 13-14 follow
at .2:00. You are encouraged to
have your daughter at her try-out
on time to facilitate keeping try-
outs on schedule.
If you have not registered
your daughter to play, it's not too
late. Registration has been
extended to Feb. 6th. You may
register by contacting one of the
officers listed below prior to the
try-out time for your daughter's
age group. No registration will be
allowed after Feb. 6th.
Officers are: Denise
Strickland. 229-6571; Holly
Atkins, 827-6722: or Pam Davis
229-8792; or you may contact
7Denise or Holly during the day at
The Wewahitchka Gators
picked up their fourth win of the
season Friday night with a 58-48
victory over Apalachicola. The
Gators Improved to 4-18 on the
season with the win.,
Brandon Jones led Wewa-
hitchka with 21 points. Pete
Taunton and Harold Williams
each chipped in 10 points for the
Last Chance to Sign
Up For Dixie Baseball
This is your last chance to
register for Dixie Baseball. If you
are between the ages of five and
14 and would like to play but
haven't signed up yet, you may
register at the Athletic House or
contact Suzanne Besore at 229-
2708 or Michele Quintana at 227-
1873 (after 5:00 p.m. or leave
*Ages 5-7: T-BaU ... .
& Coach Pitch $20.00
*Ages 8-12: Minor/Major $30.00
*Ages 13-14: Dixie Boys $35.00
These prices reflect the
S 10.00 per player donation being
given by a community member.
If you are experiencing
financial hardship, sign up any-
way. A way will be provided.
Gulf Rifle Club
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
its monthly business meeting on
Thursday evening, February 4,
starting at 6:30. More members
need to take an active role in the
operation of the club and mainte-
nance of the range. Any members
Interested in doing some repairs
on the trailer are asked to please
come to the meeting. Members
out of work will be able to offset
their dues by doing some mainte-
All members were sent renew-
al notices last month. If you did
not receive a notice, contact Roger
Brown who Is handling member-
ship renewals and new member-
The Florida Fishermen Federation want 'to
explain that there is no0 such. thing as a
:NET BAN Arendment.
Florida electors voted, in 1994, to establish a
-NET LIMITATION AMENDMENT
that has been in effect since 1995. No ban was
voted for or intended in the wording of the
Florida Constitutional Amendment.
repair needs call
3083 W. Highway 98
next to C.1R. Srmxith
Certified Master Technician
PSJ 96, BLOUNTSTOWN 31
Friday, January 29
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks,
ranked # 1 in Class 2A, completed
their sweep through District 3-2A
regular season play with Friday
night's 96-31 victory over
Blountstown in "the Dome."
The Tiger Sharks raced out to
an early 26-2 lead by the end'of
the first quarter with the use of
their full-court press defense. Port
St. Joe extended its lead to 49-12
by halftime, and outscored the
Tigers 47-19 in the second half of
Four Port St. Joe players
scored in double digits. Kedrick
Larry led the Tiger Shark offense
with 23 points. James Daniels fol-
lowed with 18, Tremaine Lewis
had 16, and Kyron Bailey chipped
in 10 for Port St. Joe (19-2. 4-0).
BLOUNT (31)- Williams 7,
Mayo 5, Reed 6, Mosley 7, Rackley
2, Wesselhoeft 4.
PSJ (96)- S. Chambers 2, R.
Chambers 3, Quinn 5, Daniels
18, K. Larry 23, Gant 8, Jenkins
5, L. Larry 2, Smallwood 4, Lewis
16, Bailev 10.
PSJ 94, APALACH 38
Saturday, January 30
The Tiger Sharks improved to
20-2 on the season with Saturday
night's 56 point victory over the
Apalachicola Sharks. Port St. Joe
jumped out to a 58-21 Idad by
halftime and extended it to a 94-
38 victory in the second half of
Five Tiger Sharks scored in
double digits, while 11 Port St.
Joe hoopsters put points on the
scoreboard. James Daniels led
the top-ranked Tiger Sharks with
15 points. Kedrick Larry followed
with 14, Rod Chambers had 13,
Travis Jenkins scored 11 and
Mosi Quinn chipped in 10 for Port
PSJ (94)- S. Chambers 6,
Quinn 10, R. Chambers 13,
Daniels 15,. K. Larry 14, Gant 2,
Jenkins 11, L. Larry 5, Smallwood
8, Lewis 8, Bailey 2.
APALACH (38)- Lane 7,
Johnson 3. Nelson 8, Martin 10,
Poloronis 6, Banks 4.
PSJ 97, BAY HIGH 33
Tuesday, February 2
The Class 5A Bay High
The Lady Sharks host district competition Thursday and Friday of this week. Shown seated, from left,
are: trainers Quatina Fennell and Karissa Thomas, Katie Kilbourn, Neikole Royster, Lyndsy Kilpatrick,
Megan Johnson, Courtney Lenox, Veronica Adkins and Amy Canington. Standing, from left: asst. coach
Benny Roberts, Tynetta Owner, Lacey Johnson, Bonnie Belin, Evette Gant, Angela McDowell, asst. coach
Becky Lacour and Coach Jim Belin.
Lady Sharks Will Host 3-2A
District Tournament Feb 5-6
PSJ 43, NORTH FLA. 40
Friday, January 29
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
bounced from a 17-14 halftime
deficit in Friday's game against
North Florida Christian ." to
outscore the Lady Eagles 29-21 In
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two separate rifle matches-a .22
RF metallic silhouette match and
a hi-power metallic silhouette
match on Saturday morning,
February 6. Both matches will
start at 9:30 a.m. and will be shot
.The .22 rim fire match will
consist of 40 shots fired at metal
targets placed at 40. 60, 75, and
100 yards from the firing line.
Ten shots will be fired at each dis-
tance, and the target must be top-
pled from the stand to count as a
The hi-power match will con-
sist of 15 shots fired at 200 and
10 shots at 300 yards. In both
matches all shots will be fired
while in the standing position.
Last Saturday. the Rifle Club
held its monthly pistol matches
that were rained out during the
month. There was a good turnout
for the series of matches.
Everyone is invited to shoot in the
scheduled matches. For informa-
tion about the monthly matches
call 227-8421 or 639-2667.
The .22 rimfire bullseye
match had nine competitors and
was won by Houston Whitfield
with a score of 729-10x; Ralph
Roberts was second with 727-O1x:
and Dale Marshall was third with
The center-fire bullseye
match also had nine shooters.
with Whitfield winning within a
score of 527-9x. Roberts was'sec-
ond with 506-6x. and Marshall
was third with 502-4x.
The PPC match had I11
entries. Whitfield was the top
shooter again, with a score of
437-2x. Marshall was second with
396-5x,. and Al Mackoweki was
third with 380-3x.
The pistol metallic silhouette
match was also won by Whitfield
with a score of 13 targets.
Marshall was second again with
eight, and Calvin Dean was third
with six targets.
the second half for a 43-40 victo-
Courtney Lenox led Port St.
Joe with 10 points. Evette Gant
and Tynetta Towner each scored
eight points for the Lady-Sharks.
SJ (43)-- Lenox 10, Kil-
bourn 3, Belin 6, Johnson 6,
Gant 8, Towner 8, Royster 2.
NFC (40)- Barela 11, Ten-
nison 10, Platt 9, Pole 8, Neel 2.
PSJ 42, FREEPORT 35
Saturday, January 30
The Lady Sharks improved to
15-5 on the season with
Saturday's 42-35 victory over
Freeport. Port St. Joe took an
early 11-9 first quarter lead and
extended it to 22- 13 by the half.
In the second half of play, the
Lady Sharks held off Freeport,
who outscored Port St. Joe 22-20,
for the victory.
Courtney Lenox led Port St.
Joe with 11 points. Megan
Johnson and Tynetta Towner fol-
lowed with eight points each.
PSJ (42)- Lenox 11. M.
Johnson 8. Towner 8, Belin 6,
Gant 5, L. Johnson 4.
Score by quarters:
PSJ- 11 11 12 8-42
FREE- 9 4 12 10---35'
PSJ 33, NORTH FL. 38
Monday, February I
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
closed out their regular season,
play with a 33-38 loss to North
Florida Christian Monday night.
The Lady Sharks trailed 8-3
-at, the end of the first quarter of
play and couldn't manage to rally
past the Lady Eagles. Port St. Joe
trailed 21-15 at the half, and
outscored North Florida 18-17 in
the second half of play.
Bonnie Belin led the Lady
Sharks (15-6) with 10 points.
Courtney Lenox and Evette Gant
each followed with six.
Port St. Joe will host the
District 3-2A Tournament Thurs-
day and Friday. Wewahitchka and
Blountstown will square off
Thursday night at 7:30 ET. The
Lady Sharks will face the winner
on Friday night at 7:30 ET.
"We had a great regular sea- ,
son and ended with a winning
record." said Head Coach Jim
Belin. "We're going into the play-
offs with a lot of momentum, we
won six out ..of our last seven.,
PSJ (33)- Belin 10, M.
Johnson 2, Lenox 6, Gant 6,
Towner 3, L. Johnson 2. Royster
NFC (38)- Tennison 4. Neel,
6, Howard 7. Platt 10. Cosson 2,
Morris 2. Barela 7.
Tornadoes were no match for the
#1 ranked Clas' 2A Tiger Sharks,
as the Sharks almed the winds
97-33 in Bay's home territory.
The Tiger, Sharks improved to
21-2, led by James Daniels with a
game high 18 points. The Tiger
Sharks didn't have to take it deep,
sinking 11 three-pointers. Also
scoring in double digits for Port
St. Joe were Rod Chambers and
Travis Jenkins, each with 15, and
Kedrick Larry with 12.
The junior varsity Sharks also
defeated Bay, 61-53.
PSJ (97)-Quinn 9. R. Cham-
bers 15, Daniels 18, K. Larry 12,
Gant 4, Jenkins 15, Larry 8,
Smallwood 2, Lewis 4, Bailey 6.
BAY (33)-Parker 7, Sim-
mons 17, Figeroa 2, Haisley 1,
Mills 2, Sterling 2.
PSJ 14 27 22 32-37
BAY 7 11 11 2--33
As always, this community
comes together in times oftneed.
Due to the economic situation in
Gulf County. the Port St. Joe
Dixie Baseball League is opening
an equipment "closet"-hopefully
stocked with cleats, bats, gloves,
pants, batting gloves, etc.
If you have any baseball
equipment-new or used-to
donate or trade in, please bring It
to the concession stand on the
day of try-outs ordrop them off at
Cox Associates. : :
Try-outs are on Saturday,
February 6th, at 10 a.m. at the
DLxde Boys' field and 1:30 P.M. at
the youth fields on Tenth Street.
The Cox Associates office is locat-
ed at 401 Reid Avenue in Port St.
for information leading to the arrest
of the persons) damaging the Cape
6 Trading Post signs on C-30. ,
'Views On 19'entaf!lfeaftfl
........... ..... ..... ...... Views On Dental H ea th
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
If you bottle feed your baby,
caution should be used in the
amount of sweetened liquids
you give him. This can cause a
dental problem known as
"nursing bottle mouth".
Mothers often give their
babies bottles with milk or juice
during the day. But this should
not be used as a pacifier or to
help control behavior, especial-
ly at night.
As soon as your child
begins to develop teeth they
become susceptible to decay. A
thick, sticky, colorless film of
bacteria called plaque is con-
stantly forming in the mouth.
Plaque likes any food with
sugar in it. When a baby is
given sweetened liquids the
plaque multiplies and forms
acid that attacks the tooth
enamel. This is the first step in
During the day, saliva helps
to wash away some of the
sweet liquid surrounding teeth:
But at bedtime or during naps,
the saliva flow slows down. The
longer the liquid is allowed to
pool around the child's teeth,
the greater the potential harm.
If your child needs a bottle
between feedings, give him a
bottle of cool water.
Prepared as a public service to pro-
mote better dental health. From the
office of FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.,
319 Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
*Custom Clubs *Club Repair *Golf
Merchandise *Golf Lessons *Gift Certificates
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.: 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Wed. and Sat., 10 a.m. 1 p.m.
302-A Reid Avenue,
Port St. Joe
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1999
Geri-Care Center Nearing Completion
Gulf County's new .o ... .
Geri-Care Assisted Living
and Outpatient Rehab l:^ .o,. .
Center is rapidly nearing
owners Bill Williams (a ; "
former Port St. Joe resi-
dent) and Bert McCreary
of Enterprise, Alabama. _':-
The center, located
behind the Beacon Hill _"
Park, ,is shown in the ...an
two pictures adjoining. -0
The Geri-Care facility
is bringing some much
needed good news to the 3" .
area. It will create
between eight and 15
new jobs when phase one
is complete. It is expect-
ed to. be complete in :- -
June, with a possibility
that it Wtill befinished in. ::.,
When the first phase : !; :. "
Free Legal Clinic To
Be Held on Feb. 28th
The attorneys in Gulf County
have volunteered their services for
a free legal clinic to be held on
Saturday, February 27. The Gulf
County Bar Association, whose
membership includes all attor-
neys practicing in Gulf County, is
concerned about the plight of its
neighbors and community.
Individuals who have legal
problems will have an opportuni-
ty to talk with an attorney in pri-
vate, one-to-one. This is not a
seminar. Each indiMidual will have
a private consultation with an
experienced attorney. The specific
problems of the participant will be
Attorneys from the Bay
County Bar Association and
North Florida Legal Services have
volunteered to assist. Therefore,
there should be a sufficient num-
ber of attorneys with diverse
experience to serve those who
need legal guidance.
In order to utilize everyone's
time efficiently, specific appoint-
ments may be scheduled through
the county judge's office. Just call
227-1141 or contact Judge Bob
Moore. However, an appoint-
ment is not required. All who
.come will be seen.
is complete, it will con-
sist of two buildings-
one 4,500 square feet
center and a 7,800
square feet, 16 bed,
assisted living center.
The center received a
warm welcome from
civic leaders, including
Boyd, when it broke
ground last October.
The center will pro-
vide alternative senior
* living with supervision
,hnd/or assistance with
activities of daily living.
complex will integrate
the services of local
physicians with affiliat-
ed specialty physician
and services of Tallahas-
see Orthopedic Clinic.
Navy Basic Training
Worein g !hads
for Better Drivers
Talk to us about how safe drivers can save.
ROY SMITH, LAURA RAMSEY, CINDY WARD
HANNON INSURANCE AGENCY
Phone (850) 227-1133
Being in good hands is the only place to be.
G I *?y7 Allt rre ll I jrM -:e C-oTFr ,.) N -., .br',r L II,, .tl u| :i M l..:..j a ,.lo il.r ,i.d ,ilshr l,,3.-.1
Navy Seaman Recruit Cheryl
A. Glennon, a 1997 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School. recently
completed U.S. Navy basic train-
ing at Recruit Training Command
in Great Lakes, Illinois.
During the eight week pro-
gram, Glennon completed a vari-
ety of training which included
classroom study and practical
instruction on naval customs.
first aid, fire fighting, water safety
and survival, and shipboard and
aircraft safety. An emphasis is
also placed on physical fitness.
Glennon 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. Glennon 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 Navy
just as they do aboard ships and
at shore commands around the
world. To reinforce the team con-
cept, Glennon and other recruits
were also trained in preventing
sexual harassment and ensuring
Even as the naval service gets
smaller over the next few ears.
highly motivated young people
like Glennon are still finding an
opportunity to improve their,
knowledge and education as they
become part of the most highly
technical naval foice in history.
This year alone, the Navy will
have more than 57,000 job open-
ings and opportunities which
include guaranteed training.
Gulf South Self Storage
L (850) 227.6343 or (850) 229.6200
Personal or Business Storage
Ever wish you could .
make your attic or
Are you tired of step-
ping over your holiday
Are you tired of
around to find
your lawn and
Gulf South Self Storage
has the solution for you!!
Over 8 sizes to choose from
No minimum lease ,
Rent on month by month basis
Your storage unit/your lock and key
Call today to rent a new space for your clutter!
Office located at 509 4th Street;
Port St. Joe, Florida
After Hours or Weekends,
3k1/2, please call (850) 785-9777
Switch your residential
long distance to ALLTEL
and get a free Motorola
A M ProfileTM 300 phone.
Cellular. Paging. Long Distance. And More.
Come,to ALLTEL, where cellular is simple. Just sign up for any
rate plan of $24.95 or higher and get double airtime for one year.
Plus, receive a free Motorola Profile 300 phone when you switch
your long distance. And get residential long distance rates as low
as 9 a minute. For the best deals in wireless, head to an ALLTEL
store on the double.
New line of service, 12-month contract and credit approval required. Without long
distance switch, phone is $19.95. PROFILE is a trademark of Motorola, Inc.
Phones available while supplies last. To receive residential long distance at 9e a
minute or' interstate calls and 12o a minute on intrastate calls, customer will incur
a monthly $4 service charge. Other restrictions and additional charges may apply.
See store for details. Limited time offer. 1999 ALLTEL Corporation.
Visit the ALLTEL representative at Wal-Mart or one of these convenient locations:
1410 Markel SI
M-F 8-6. Sat 10-6
1801-B S. Monroe St.
2503 Hwy. 77 N
M-F 8-6. Sat 9'30-6
Port St. Joe
200 Reid Avenue
2811 Hwy. 71
M-F 8-5, Sot 9:30-1:30
133 Beal Pkwy NW
M-F 8-6, Sal 9:30-6
Crestview Corners Shopping Center
2505 S, Ferdon Blvd.
M-F 9-6. Sat 9:30-6
4576 Hiy20 Easl
M-F 9-6. Sat 9:30-6
Wewa Paint & Body
760 Highway 71 N.
We Could Even Fix This! Danny 63oyles, Owner
We Could Even Fix This! D n Ve, Owne
.D .anriyVoyles, ',wner,
ST. JOE BOYS STATIONED IN HAWAII-from left, Mike Weston, Ed Carter, Seth
with apologies to E.B,
SWhile listening to elementary Howell, U.S. Army; and Colonel
school librarian Laura Geddie Mike Weston. U.S. Air Force; all
read "Charlotte's Web," a story of currently stationed in Hawaii.
a spider who spent her days care- It was no accident that each,
fully spinning a web and giving found himself in Charlotte's Web;
encouragement, we never imag- you see, she is a very diligent
ined that one day we. might be hunter. The second e-mail Robert
pleasantly entangled in a different Creamer received from her (while
sort of web-again tended by living in a tent in the Australian
Charlotte. Outback) was passing along news
Today, the web isn't spun of :.she'd just "talked" to Tommy
silken mesh, but of the electronic Atchison in Bangkok,. Thailand!
strands of the internet. This web Charlotte netted the Hawaii
weaves the bonds of friendship 'foursome, and through her efforts
and has the effect of bringing a they were able to meet for an
strong sense of home. evening of "hometown- talk.
Who is this Charlotte of liter- During their get-together, the
ary fame? Who has she gathered group discovered it was'-a truly
in her web? It is our own small world. In addition to Mike
Charlotte Pierce tracking former and Ed being classmates, Mike's
Port Saint Joe residents around younger brother. Kenny Wayne,
the globe. Her latest catch. named and Ed's younger ,brother.
the "St. Joe Four," includes Major Ronnie, were both -classmate's of
Loston (Eddie) Carter, U.S. Rob. Mike's mom, Eva, and Rob's
Marine Corps; Lieutenant Colonel mom, Marie, both drove school
Robert (Rob) Creamer. U.S. buses for many years in Gulf
Marine Corps; Staff Sergeant Seth County. Seth: rode :on:, Mrs.
corps in July, 2001, after 28 years
of active service.
Rob Creamer graduated from
PSJHS In 1973 and is currently
assigned as programs and
requirements Officer, Headquar-
ters United States Pacific
Compound, Camp H. M. Smith
Bt Hawaii. Rob is the son of the late
Robert and Marie Creamer of
Indian Pass, and nephew of Ed
and Dorothy, Creamer of St. Joe
-, Beach. Rob and his wife, Randi,
have two children, Robert III (15)
and Leah (9).
Staff sergeant Seth Howell, is
a 1984 graduate of PSJHS. He is
currently serving In the U.S. Army
Sas a Platoon Sergeant with the
: L .2nd Battalion,' 35th Infantry
Regiment. 25th Infantry Division,
Scholield Barracks, Hawaii., Seth
S 'is the son of Corbett 'and Liz
i, Howell of Port St.. Joe. Seth, and
r' his %wife, Patricia, (of Evansville.
Indiana) have two sons. Cliff and
.* C hris. , ,' '
U.S. Air, Force Colonel Mike
Weston graduated fromrr PSJHS in
1967. He Is currently assigned as
the Deputy Director for Plans and
Howell and Programs. Headquarters Pacific
;Air Forces, Hickam Air Force'
Base, Hawaii. NMike Is the son of
Claude and Eva Weston of White
City. His wife, Cynthia, is the
daughter of Harold and Carolyn
Caldwell of Panama City.
Thank you, Charlotte, for
Wt lbringing us together to cement
W hit', the bonds and relive our manv
fond memories of being in and
Creamer's bus! It -,around the "Port" city From all of
The St. Joe Four1" all readj *'us in Hawaii 'to all of the folks
The t Joe Four'.back home Hau'oli Makahiki -
The Star to keep track of home- Hawaiian for HAPPYNEW
town happenings and get our. ,A
weekly dose of "down home"'
humor from Kesley's column.
Ed ,Carter,- soh of the late Luncheon Plans
Loston Carter of Wewahitchka, is F n- 9t'
assigned as the Counter-Intelli- FinIalZed fr 9th
gence officer for Marine 'Forces
Pacific, Camp 'H. M. Smith The plans have been finalized
Hawaii. '- for the, bridge luncheon, to be
S, A 1967 graduate of Port St. given by the St. James Episcopal
Joe High School. Ed and his wife', Church Women on Tuesday,
the former Rosie Notestine of February 9. at 12:00 noon in
Sarasota. have ,two children. Coldewey Hall'.
Danielle is married and currently ,The 88.00 ticket covers
living in Austin, Texas. while lunch,.table favors, and an after-
Zacharia is serving with the U.S. noon of bridge. Desserts and cof-
Army with the. 2nd' Ranger fee will be served during the after-
Battalion in .'Ft. Louis noon. Prizes will also be given
Washington. away. Tickets :are still available
Ed has been selected for pro- and can be purchased by calling
motion to Lieutenant Colonel and 229-6976 or 648-5020.
should ibe' pinning .on, his r-new
rank within the next few months. Jo Sealey is the chairperson
He plans to retire from the marine of this popular event.
":', ,: +, ,:;:. ..!, ',, ,"-
Mardi Gras Gala.
on February 6th
St. Joseph Catholic Church
will be conducting its First
Annual Mardi Gras Gala on.
Saturday, February 6. There will
be New Orleans-style food, music,
and dancing. The event is open to
all residents of Port St. Joe. Chef
John Golon is preparing a magnif-
icent collection of Cajun flavors.
:^ Advance sales reservations
are required. Cost is $7.50 "per
person in costume and $10.00
per person not in costume. The
event will be held at the parish
By this time, you have heard
and read endless stories about
the year 2000 problem (also
known as the Y2K problem). This
problem can occur in computer
programs where the year has
been entered as two digits instead
of four, e.g., '98 instead of 1998.
Computers and any mecha-
nism with a computer chip with a
two-digit year field in its memory'
will read year 2000 as the year
"00." The result will most likely be
;that the program will go to its
"default" setting, and depending
on the program. this may cause
no problems or some large ones.
The Y2K problem will not
only affect personal computers,
-but any software applicauon with
a two digit year field instead of
four digit field. This may include
accounting software, computer,
operating systems, programs that
run VCR's. time-controlled
vaults, and hundreds of other,
types of date-dependent electron-
ic equipment programs. The Y2K
problem may affect devices such
as personal digital assistants
(PDA's) or sophisticated calcula-
tors. All of these should, be
checked for compliance. -
Other handheld devices,
such as ones used for inventory
control or point-of-sale ordering.
must be considered as well. One
large area of concern for credit
hall, located at 202 20th Street,'
Festivities will begin at 7:00 p.m..'
For reservations, please call 227-
3444, 227-3259, or 647-5316.
New Bethel AME Church will
be having a spaghetti dinner on
Saturday, February 6, at the
church, located on Avenue' C in
Port St. Joe. Delivery and phone
orders are available by calling
227-3287 through Friday.
Saf W S l e 7 74:f StTl
card companies is the credit card'
readers used by most retail ven-'
,dors; many are not compliant,
and should be tested.
Other business equipment,
that should be reviewed includes
copiers 'and' faxes. Although, for'
most people these machines are
considered low pnority and non-L
critical, a simple test or phone
call to the vendor should answer-
your compliance question.
Hospitals. nursing homes,
home health agencies, and physi-
cilans' offlices:all need to be aware
' that some 'medical equipment
may have a Y2K problem. For
example, some medical devices
and equipment have internal
clocks tracking the time since the
last maintenance. If the mainte-
nance is not done in time, the
equipment may stop functioning.
Although paper checks don't
have a Y2K problem. you may
want to make sure that any new
checks you order no longer have
"19" (e.g. 19_ prefacing the area
where the date is written on the
Extra care should be taken
when sending anything to the IRS.
next year. IRS Commissioner.
Rossotti says he doesn't expect a'
meltdown at the IRS due to the:
year .2000 problems. but 'he is
concerned about "localized" prob-
lem areas. Therefore, businesses
should be especially careful when
sending tax-related ;data and
funds to the agency next year.
Panhandle ,Memornal Gsp Seng l
Talen Contest anJ Arts& Craf Slhw'.
Gospel Sing The third annual singing tribute dedicated to the memory of
Luverne Lowery Youngblood has been expanded to include' a talent contest and an
arts and crafts show. The event has been renamed Panhandle Memorial Gospel
Sing and has been moved to the Port Saint Joe Centennial Building to accommo-
date a larger crowd. The Main Singing Event wll be, Friday, February 12, 1999 at,
6:00 PM Eastern Time featuring Craig Pippin & Destiny, Tammy Kirkland,
Glory Bound and Elizabeth Youngblood McCoimick & The Gospel Heirs., Local Luverne LoweryYoungblood
talent include Alvin Miller, Greg Th4 Guitarman" Wod,' Edward Youngblood, 27 31-10/96
Benton Hamm and many others. The event will be hosted by Elizabeth Youngblood McCormick and Gary
Youngblood, former residents of Port Saint Joe. Elizabeth will sing some of her recent recordings and
Gary will lead the audience id singing "homecoming favorites." The MC for this event will be Ms.
Charlane Morris of WGWD Radio.
Ticket Donation: $5.00 in advance, $7.00 at the door.
Florida Coast Paper and Apalachicola Northern Railroad employees will be admitted free. To ensure proper
seating is available, employees should call 850/265,-6614 to reserve their space.
Saturday, Februiary 13, 1999 10:00 AI at the Centennial Building, Port Saint Joe, Florida. Prize
packages valued at $6,000 awarded to winners of the soloist category and group category. Entry donation
$75.00. To enter the contest contact 8'50/773-2358.
Arts and Crafts Show '
Saturday, Febrauary 13, 1999 10:00 AM at the Cenitennial Building, Port Saint Joe, Florida
Interested vendors for this event should contact 850/265-6614.
All events are scheduled for the Centennial Building and surrounding area with food and refreshments
available at all events.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1999 PAGE 311
New'Life Christian Center will
le. hosting Its annual Valentine
Banquet on February 13 at the
Senior Citizens Site. Social hour
rill, begin at 7:00. Tickets will be
sold at the door for $10.00 per
person 18 years 'and older. Dress
is formal or semi-formal. ,The
guest speaker will be, Pastor
James and Margie Kelly of Free
Spirit of Panama City..
services, those attending will
study the Bible, as well as God's
relationship with fallen man and
His plan for salvation.
Pastor Guy Labonte and the
congregation invite you to take
part in these special services,
grow in the Lord's grace, and
"Study to show thyself approved
unto God ..."
For more information, please
call Pastor Guy Labonte. at 648-
Liberty Bible Church is an
Service on 7th
There will be an appreciation
service for Elder Chester Davis on
Sunday,, February 7, at 11:00
a.m., ET, at Primitive Baptist
Church, located on Avenue D in
Port St. Joe., The speaker will be
Minister Dante McGee of Panama
City. Everyone is invited to
Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile'north of Overstreet Road) ,
The Church of Christ
Sin 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
J ..Come and Be Blessed! K
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School ............. ................................10 a.m.
Morning Service ................................ 11 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ...............................7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship .....................7 p.m.
"GOD CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor /
,.; s .. i i I.. Sixteenth Street I,
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m. <
Adult School ......... 11 a.m. o
Pstor R. J. Reid CjCro Highway 71 / Cecil Coslin Sr. Blvd.
'Pastor Re. J. Reid Camcron co
K ^\ first ^Baptist Church
S102 THIRD STREET.* PORT ST. JOE
r stAllen Welborn Buddy Caoswell
r Pastor Minister of Mus.c & Youth
Sunday School ......... ......... 9-45 am
Worship Service ........... ...... 1 1:00 am
.. .Disciple Training ........ ........ 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .................. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .......... 7:00 pm
-"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
-------------Teaching the Truth of God's Word
I FAITH B CHURtCH,
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ... . 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..... .... 11:00 a.m.
4Ev6ning Service .. .. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Po rt St. Yoe
FIRST UNITED lM
jSunday School . . . 9:45 a.m.
|Morning Worship ......... 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans
Fellowship . . . 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .... . 7:30 p.m..
Wednesday Choir Practice .. 7:30 p.m.
Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director )
ace Baptist Chur
U, aCBUT THO5E WHO HORE IN TME LORD WILL ,
RENEW THEIR STRENGTH. THME WILL 5OAR ON
WINGS LIKE EAQLE5 ... 15AIAH 40:31
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.honmtown.comn/grace
at New Covenant
Bishop Napoleon and Pastor
Phyllis Pittman will host a busi-
ness summit fQr employers/
employees on Saturday, Febrhary
27, at 10:00 a.m. at New
Covenant Church, located at 252
Avenue E. There will be a $10.00
registration fee; lunch will be pro-
A series of teaching lessons
on dispensational truth will begin
this Sunday at Fellowship of
Liberty Bible Church, located at
102 Liberty Manor Circle in Port
St.. Joe. Classes will take place
during the 10:00 a.m. Sunday
school hour and on Wednesday
Participants will learn of
God's plan for the ages, as well as
finding answers to many of life
often puzzling and seerhingly con-
tradictory questions. During the
Val t\ BnoRanit
This column is provided as a service of the Life Management Center. a professional counseling and
mental health center. It Is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment services
Dear Counselor: '
I am a 35 year old woman who.
has been married for 13 years. We.
had a hard time for the first 10
years. ,I'always managed to make
things right and, put some troubles
behind us. And in the last few
years, -my husband has done a'
great deal to improve himself. ButC
I'm finding that I don't feel the same,
about him anymore. I have thought
to leave the marriage' a lot lately. I
just don't feel happy about us any-
more and I feel there is something:
else for me. But after all we've been,
through, is it fair for me to want out
of the marriage even after he has
changed so much? I feel as if I won
the battle, but In the end, lost the
.Drifting to Divorce
There are several pieces of
.information that J w9uld like to
share with vou and would hope"hat
you would give them each consider-
aUton. First. your situation is a very
common one experienced by many
couples. By today's standards, you
have a relatively long commitment
to your marital relationship. Too
many couples take their relation-
ship commitments much too lightly.
Relationsldp all go through a
series of "ups and downs." and it
seems that you have had your,
share. Couples too. often will not
take the time that Is necessary
(months or years) to "work through"
their difficulties. My first piece of
advice therefore is to take your time
and move slowly. I -
Next. I don't kniw how openly
you have shared your concerns.
with' your spouse, but you,, cant:
work through problems in any rela-
tionship without being honest and
Sopen. Sometimes. couples believe
that they have communicated their
concerns, but.effective communica-
tion is a complicated process.
SI would 'encourage you to
involve a neutral party 'who; has
some training and expertise to help
you both to communicate arid
examine the changes that are obvi-
ously necessary. Clergy, trained
counselors, and qualified marriage
and family therapists will be your
best choices. Many couples say they
have "tried counseling," but they
haven't both' invested the time or
energy necessary to see the results.
Next, you have mentioned that
you don't "feel the same about him."
You obviously have "mixed" feelings,
and this Is a definite sign that you
need to consider your decision fur-,
iher. Love and commitment are
complicated concepts which involve
emotions, but 'also require definite
decisions and behaviors. I am con-
vinced that people are capable of
making all kinds of changes- with
their behavior. In relationships.
'emotions change regularly and nor-
mally and are often distant from
Finally, the ultimate decision Is
between you and your husband. No
one can tell you what to do, and you
need to make this decision together.,
If we can be of further assistance In
providing 'marital counseling, do
not hesitate to contact our office.
Edwin R. Atles, M.S.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Please address your questions
and comments to: ,
SDear Counselor, 311 Williams
,, Avenue, ,Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
-' for professional counseling .
should be directed 'y phone to
JESUS CHRIST- HIS MESSAGE OUR SOURCE'
U Liberty Bible Church
../ iielcomics You To Its Services
S ', Sunday Morning Service 10 a.m.
- 102 Liberty Manor Circle Port St. Joe
Pastor Guy Labonte Phone 648-5912
The friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
1lsel Worship Sundays at 10:00 a m. and 6:00 p.m.
w 40fo Bible Study -T Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday '- Adult Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Located at 823 1N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California *648-5776
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study: Worship
9 a.m.'Sunday .9:30 a.m. Si
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
Special Services at
Liberty Bible Church
Rev. Ted Lovelqce, Pastor,-
Parsonoge Phone: 648-4424'
Dr. John Anderson,. Music-Director
O'"ffice Phone: 648-8820
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES', 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
7+d + Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
OH 8:00 a.m. (CT)
.J THE REV. JERRY, R. HUFT, Pastor
'Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome "J
Long Avenue /
BAPTIST -* -CHURCH \
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.'
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. (for all ages)
'Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth
In Malachi 1:6 we find, "A
son honors his father and a ser-
vant his master. If then I am a
father, where is my honor."
Sometimes we get caught
up in ourselves. We don't have
time to do many things which
Oliver F. Taylor should have a priority in our
Visitation Minister, First liveswe all need is
United Methodist Church One priority we all need is
to have time to honor God.
This can come in many ways. We need to have
daily devotionals. This requires a personal discipline.
Too often we just let things happen in our lives. A time
set apart to read the Bible; honors God. Blessings
before meals honor God,
Living a moral life is the mark of a Christian.
Christians can be happy and adventurous in our lives.
There is nothing boring in a Christian life. It is excit-
ing, Let's vow to honor God with our lives.
at Christian Center Appreciation
MEDITATIONS OF A
QountrV ren ier _; .
By LOWELL F. ADAMS
-Prayer of Faith will
heal the sick"
James -5:15 I
E general medical profession is beginning to
recognize prayer as a definite adjunct to healing. A
number of recent articles have come to my notice,
explaining the change in attitude of many doctors on
the healing possibilities of prayer.
One Christian Cardiologist. Dr. Randolph Byrd.
wanted to know if the power of prayer in the healing
process could be scientifically deternined. After much
prayer about it, he felt God gave him a plan., He used
a group of almost 400 patients in a California
hospital as a scientific test. without their knowledge.
Half of them were assigned to local churches to be
prayed for each day. using first names only. The
other portion of the group were not prayed for.
During the study he, found that the prayed for
group fared a great deal better than the unprayed-for,
group. They required fifty percent less medication.|
and thirty percent less physical health aids. A greater
number of the unprayed-for group died during the
survey period. .-,, ',
One doctor, who had written a book denouncing
faith healing, confessed, "It certainly appears this
study would stand up to scientific scrutiny!"
One commented, "If the technique beiig studied
here had been a new drug or medical' procedure. it
certainly would have been heralded as a scientific
No matter what unbelievers say, prayer works. I
am riot sure where the saying came from, but we
often hear it'said: "More things are wrought by prayer
than this world dreams of." True indeed!
"Pray for one another, that you may be healed.:
The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth
much." James 5:16.
God's Word urges -His children to "Pray without
ceasing." Praying is talking to our Heavenly Father. It,
is having a daily conversation with our very best
friend. He tells us to "Be still and KNOW that I am
God." Psalm 46:10
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. l'e Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
j^. MORNINGWORsHIP- 11:00lAAI E' EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PMET
Sunday School 9:45 am \Vednesda\ Nighr it o 00 p ni. YouLh
Group Mleeong, Bible Srud\ & Praser Nleeang Ch._,ar Prjacrce 00 pm
'O taste and see rlat rhe Lord I aw.d ibless.d i> r'ci, man iitar rritril., ;. Hmn."
Please accept this n ii'tiarion [r jo i uS w a,,ri,,iia p tu..'d bler Vi 'n
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home "69-8725
For' nftrmaion concerninjm our bo, N o i-tr plea ec il (4- 50.2 -
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Church Office 227-1493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor
Sunday School .... .. /'.. . 945 d.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ........ 11:00 a.m.
S Sunday Evening Service '., : .. .'. .. 6:30 p:mn
\ edridn y . .. .. . .. 7:00 p.m .
'We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power: of Pentecost With Us
F firstt iunitedMetrodi t:Chudih
11 1 North 22nd Street MexicdiBeach, Fa L 32410
Sunday Worship .
Services ................ 9:00 a.m. and 11:00,a.m. CT'
MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1999
It's the first week of February
in 1999. Hope 'everyone got off tc
a good start!
Any student in grades iC
through 12 interested in attend-
ing a pre-college program in art
design and architecture at the
Pratt Institute in New York during
the summer should go by the
guidance office for further infor-
mation. Students who attend will
receive four undergraduate cred-
All seniors are invited to go on
the senior trip to see the play
Guys and Dolls at Martin Theatre
on Thursday, February 11. please
see Mrs. Johnson. Mrs. Lowrey, or:
Mrs. Patterson for a permission
Congratulations to the varsity,
and junior varsity boys basketball
teams for' their victories over,-
Blountstown and Apalachicola.
The varsity defeated Blountstown
Friday night 96-31 to clinch the
#1 seed in': the district tourna-
.DY: Kadtie li/h oem,
ment. On Saturday, the Tiger
Sharks defeated Apalachicola 94-
39 to raise their season record to
20-2. This is the seventh consecu-
tive season the team has won 20
or more games. Way to go, guys
On Friday night, the Sharks will
travel .to Quincy to face the
Quincy Sharks, and Saturday
they will host them at home. Good
Congratulations to the Lady
Sharks for their victories over
North Florida Christian and
Freeport.: These important victo-
ries biing the ladies to a 15-5
Thursday night, Wewahitchka
will face Blouintstown in "the
Dome," and the winner of that
game with face the Lady Sharks
for the District title. The ladies are
4-0 in the district and hope to 'be
the 'champions after the game
Friday hightI"Game time is a 7:30
in "the Dome." Come outiand sup-
port th&eLady Sharks! Good luck,.
: By: Margaret Gibson
I would first like to apologize
for the misprint in last week's col-
umn. The FCAT was not taken
last week; the 8th graders took
the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test on Tuesday and
Wednesday. Hooray! No more.
FCAT this year!
We have several upcoming'
events on our calendar. Progress
reports newsletters, and. the cal-
endars"iof'events will go home on
february 5th. The "Regional
Science Fair will take place on
February 8th and 9th, and the
Valentine's Dance will be held on
February 12th. Teacher Inservice
will be on February 15th and
S Congratulations to Mrs..
Wanda Nixon. our fabulous secre-.
tary. She .was awarded school
related employee of the year for
Good luck to all the Regional
Science Fair participants. They
are Danielle Barnes, Charlie Cox,
Susan Ellmer. Jessica Ford,
Margaret Gibson, Jenna Teat. and
Congratulations to the
Students of the Week! The 8th
grade Student of the Week is
Sen-apce Matthews, and the, 7,th
grade Student of the Week is God.'
Both of our boys' basketball
teams lost to Blountstown on
Friday. On February 17th, the 8th
grade will go to see Guys and
Dolls as a reward for their effort
on the FCAT. The Beta Club will
be selling Heart Grams to the stu-
dents of PSJMS for 50 cents
Nt -, _J-
From Highland View Elementary School
Dates To Remember .
February 12-Valentine Party
February 15-16-In-service Days
March I-African Story Vine
March 12--Harvesting The Wind
March 13-Odyssey of the Mind
March 15-19-Spring Break
March 22-Ugly Duckling...2nd
& 3rd graders
March 24-31-Terra Nova lst-5th
Valentine Party ...
This school-wide party and:.
dance is sponsored by the
'National Jr. Beta Club. It will cost
25 per person, from kinder- .
garten through fifth, grade, to
'enter. There will be fun dances,
i.e. the Bunny Hop, Country
Western, the Hokey Pokey, the
,Twist, and many others .. some-
thing for everyone to enjoy and
have fun with.
There will be drawings from'
Valentine bears and popcorn and
:punch. This will be on February
12, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The
donations will go to a, charity that
helps ,children and will be decided
upon in a future meeting as to
which one the Beta Club. chooses.
"I Have A Dream" ..'.
These are Martin Luther King.,
Jr.'s resounding words Which '
were heard all over the world. Two
second grade students in ,Mr. ;
Wells' class wrote their ,dream .
"' '* My Drea :*'.'':';
by Brennis Bush
When I grow up I want the
world to change so it can be a bet-
ter life. And there will be no fiting
and no stiling. So we can have a
peaceful life. And God wood like
his world better anneywayas.
by Kayla Spilde
I dream I can help people and
save people and make people
happy and everyone make friends.
Then, of course, Ground
Hog Day was Feb. 2, and stu-
dents wrote, about this,annual.,
event This is what they had
A Family of Groundhogs-
by Courtney Thompson
points for your student
ing a financial aid wor
Tuesday night, Febru
6:30 p.m., to 'be
Wewahitchka High Sc]
media center. The extra
added to the points yc
can earn for A's and ,
years in high school.
number of points is c
real dollars from the G
(formerly duPpnt) S
Fund which graduate
can use at the scho
But the main p
attending is to help pa
what is available to hel
dent start college, wh
junior college or a
school, and help e:
financial aid applic.
must be filed early. Th
will be conducted by
ExY a From the Principal of They
rn extra, distr
na Wewahitchka Joe.
(attend= We rimprJ
hop next waLitLXkco
ed 9 at itgh School ag
A1 in the Febr
le High our
for four by Larry A. Mathes 'y at P
lulf County Community College financial aid'
3chblarship officers. Believeme, having been
ng seniors through this with my own, I can
)ol of their say that you need all the help you
., .', '.' can get. L
I'm not sure: why-but each
purposee of year some of our graduates seem
rents learn to pass up the free county schol-
p their stu-, arship money that is there for the
ether it be asking. If you earned the cash, It,
four year, Is yours-providingi you start
xplafn the, school. See your guidance coun-
ation that selor for more information.
e workshop February is here-and so is
Gulf Coast the FCAT. Eighth, and tenth
It is with much regret that we
say goodbye to Bobby, Michelle.
Jenna, and Kristin Teat. The Teat
Family has been, a part of Faith
Christian, School since 1984,
when Miss Michelle jomed the
faculty as a music teacher, and'
Jenna later started school as a,
student In K-4. Kristin joined us'
in the K-3 program in 1992.
Mr. Bobby was very instru-
mental In the construction of out
newest building for he was our
electrician and put In many long
hours wiring us up! Miss Michelle
has always been willing to serve
wherever needed and has taught
in many areas. We especially will
remember the blessing she has
been to us In our music program.
.,Thgre is, no way to replace her.
and we are truly' thankful 'that-
God has J.ljowed her to be a part
of our lives'and our school for so
long. Our best wishes and 'our
love to the Teat Family as they
leave us and move to Eufaula,
Seven of our fourth and fifth
graders qualified to participate in
the MAP Program sponsored by
Duke University. MAP stands for
Motivation for Academic
Performance; and in order to be
selected, students must score In
the 95th percentile or better in
selected areas of the two previous
S MAP students- for. the
1998/1999 school year are
Brittany Davis. Jennifer Johnson,
Jason Price, Ryan Taylor, Kelly
Geoghagan. Zachary Norris, and
Once upon a time. there lived, ,
a family of groundhogs, on a ,
Above their 'home was. a
party. Whatever was dropped, Wei
u'as a dinner for the family of
And, one winter, the Daddy
Groundhog went outside. He
saouw his shadow and ran back in \
because he thought it was
another animal .
The Groundhog Story
by Amanda Lucas Grade
One day. February 1st, Rhon
1999, everybody was excited six year c
about Groundhog Day. They all Diane Ke
said, -I can't wait until tomor Student c
row." The day came and every- ride hours
body sat down to watch the Tinkerbel
news. The news that the ground- 'like to b
hog didn't see' his shadow. So lr o u
they said, "That means Winter.is her dusi
going to be over soon." They favorites
were happy. Rats," c(
The Groundhog'' "Jesus Lo
by Dalton Richter Katie
The groundhog is a little ani- cousins
mal. Not bigger than a cat. When York. Kai
he sees his shadow, he runs self, "I 1
back into the hole. If he doesn't, school." I
Spring is coming early. If he is a joy ti
does six more, weeks of winter. She is a s
FCAT .... student."
Well, today is the day! FCAT is pizza froi
to begin in just a few more min- Dixie D,
utest We know that the students Katie!
and teachers have all worked
hard in preparing for this time of. Aid
year when FCAT is given to all 4th thi
and bth grade students. They all (Educat
ate breakfast together and are Shar
'ready to go! Good luck! This will Wewahitc
be after the fact, but for scrap- WHS in I
'books, it will be something to family an
Thought For Today cooking,
by Tom Boone ... been a p
In an OM meeting the other 16 years
day, the question was asked, working.
"What does a balsa tree look Shari
-, like?" Tom replied, .."A weeping lot of gr
' willow that's not weeping" and facul
Faith Christian School
Michelle Penrrin. Cherish Jacobs.
who is presently being home-
schooled, also qualified. Congrat-
ulations to these students and,
best wishes for their future acad-
emic success., ,
We want to announce that all
the students in K-2, K-5, and
Grade 3 returned their magazine
sales slips and will be treated to a
pizza party at lunch on
Wednesday. Feb. 3; Parents take
Our annual Candy Sale will
begin in February'. Get your sweet
Rachel Bixler is the Faith
Christian School 1998/1999
Spelling Champion. She and
Ashley Smith went toe-to-toe in
., tlh-spielling b5e uritul Ashley mis-
speIIea ca "-ata. z
spelluea cantata., R
it and also spelled t
correctly to become
jevich, Michelle Pei
Sherrill. Mark Vins
Williams, and Gabric
give a well earned
Uons" to the conte
much deserved "thai
Spelling Bee" Coord
"You Want' Us To
by Renee Vi
Air. Taylor's higo
raphy class enjoyed
dinner on Thursday,
Mr. Liba Monteiro
beans and rice and
of his knowledge onI
School News .
By Linda Whi ield
Kerrigan is the Is
Student of the We
da Pridgeon ch6se
old daughter of John
:rrigan as her choice
)fthe Week. Katle lik
es, especially her h
11. She says she w
)e a cowgirl when
p. She likes to play
n Bryce and some o
are: TV show-
olor-pink: and so
would like to visit
tie said this about
ike to read and. I
Miss Rhonda said; "I
o have in the classr
weet girl and a very
Katie will receive a I
m Wilt McLemore at
e Sharon Owens is
e ESP. of the Year'
ional Support Pers
orn Owens was bor
chka and graduated'
1978. She Is from a
d has eight brothers
Sharon enjoys reac
and sewing. Sharon
irt of the staff at WE
, and she sees he
a few more years.
on said, "I have se
owth.at WES. .The
.ty are wonderful to
st with. very cooper
epk children are a joy. C
graders will be taking the reading
Sand math tests this week. An
added bonus this year is awarded
to, those who pass the reading
comprehension test with a score
of 327 or higher, and to those who
pass the math with 317 or higher.
The bonus-they will be exempt
from the dreaded HSCT test
required for graduation!! That
should be enough incentive to
encourage students to try harder.
!'.Our girls' basketball team has
worked hard all season under
first year coach April Bidwell.
BraziL Although some were skepti-
cal at first, all the students loved
the meal and most went back for
seconds. It was an interesting
experience jor everyone.
"Field Trip To Zoo World"
by Crystal Allen
Airs. Teat's 5th and 6th grade
class went to Zoo World on October
28 to learn more about mammals.
The students were provided uith a
guide who took them through the
y participate this week in the
ict tournament at Port St.
Our boys are showing
movement, beating Apalachi-
Friday night. They'll try to do
gain in Sharktown on Friday,
uary 5, at 5:00 and at 6:30,
time. Theboys district is the 6
S,and 18th of February, also .
ort St. Joe.
f you. want to plan a long,;
kend, students will be outr.
day and Tuesday, February
o 16 for teacher inservice! ,,
, Four week progress reports
are due to go out on Friday.
February 5. Come on, gang. insist,.
that your student do a "show and
tell"! If they don't, find out why-'
you can't afford to wait. The nine
week term ends March 11. Just.
four and:a hall weeks later, at
which point it is,.too late to do
much except look at the final
grade. Check them out! And have
a great week! '
zoo, showed them the animals,'
and told them details about the.:
different animals. The students
were able to pet the animals and
feed a giraffe and a cameL They
also saw a newborn lion cub.
The 5th and 6th graders
enjoyed their day at Zoo World.
Mrs. Teat and Mrs. Davidson
would like to thank the parents
who went along to help. Everyone
had a great time
, BULLDOG NEWS
9 PORT ST. )OE
J., ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
"Students of the Week"
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week ." Leah
Williams, Matques Myricks. Jessi
Moore, Eric Brumbaugh. Shayla
Nickson. Gekella Clemmons, and
acnhel spelled.- Parents planning to- send
hie next word, Valentine's Day flowers should
e the winner. ask their florist to deliver them to
were Kelly your Valentines home. Any deliv-'
sey Dimitri- series made to the school should
rrin. Jennifer include child's name and
son, Matthew teacher's name. Also. balloons
el Phillips. We and. glass containers are rinot
"congratula- allowed on school buses.
stants and a 'Bulldog Beat
nk you" to our The Bulldog Beat, our school
inator, Krista newspaper, is now on sale for 50c
in Ms. Minger's room. Each copy.
Eat What?" has a coupon for a free doughnut.
nson What a sweet deal!
h school geog- Attention Parents
d a Brazilian The school encourages good
December 17. attendance; that is .why It is
cooked black school policy that on the first day'
shared some a student returns to school after
his birthplace, an absence, he/she must bring a.
note explaining the reason for his
or her absence. If an absence
extends beyond three days, par-
ents are requested to notify the
p school office regarding the reason
for the absence .
:- d Progress Reports
Progress reports for this grad-
S ing period will be sent home on
.. Friday. February 5. If you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.
tive too. The School will not be held on
,hlldren are a
the' gift from God and for us to trea-
and sure. I love working with kids."-
e for Sharon would like to travel some
es to in the US, especially in the
orse. Southwest,, Sharon's peers elect-
'ould ed her as our first ever,
she Educational Support Person.
with Congratulations. Miss Sharon!
f her Kids Say the Funniest Things
"Rg Friday morning Rhonda
ng- P, ridgeon, first grade teacher, was
frantically trying to remember her
her AT&T calling card number but
New' couldn't. She thought, "Maybe if I'
her-, Just take a breath "of good fresh
like;,: air, it will help me remember." As
Katie, she was reciting various number
oom ." patterns to herself, a little boy
good came :up and :asked, "Miss
large" Rhonda, are you praying?"
t the, Dr. Barnes Goes to School
ons. For. the, second year, Dr.
Michael Barnes will be visiting the
S'. third, graders at WES, speaking
on the topic, "Growing up Safe
and Healfiy." We really appreci-
On) ate Dr. Barnes taking valuable
n' in time .from his busy schedule to
from, provide us this important service.
large, He is an excellent and enjoyable
Sarid-! speaker. He is certainly an asset
ding, to our town.
has In-Service Coming Up
S for,: Another little mini-vacation
herself' for children is coming up. On Feb.
15 and 16, the teachers in Gulf
en a County will be at in-service in
staff Port St. Joe. Maybe the weather
work will be nice for some outside play.
February 15 and 16 due to
School will not be held March
15 to 19 due to our Spring Break
Our school is coil 6ting
General Mills' and Campbell's
Soup labels. Please send these to
school today! ,
SLost and Found
If your child has lost a jacket,
please check out our lost and
Gulf County Schools
FEBRUARY 8 -.12, 1999
MON- Chicken Patty;
Sandwich, Celery and Carrot
Sticks, Hash Browns, Cherry
Crisp, and Milk.
TUES--- Spaghetti with Sauce,
'Baked Potato, Applesauce,
Italian Bread, and Milk.
WEDS- Turkey Sandwich,
Frenich Fries, Peaches,
'Applesauice Cake, and Milk. '
THURS- Taco Bake, Corn,
Pineapple, Cornbread,. and'
FRl-,i Cheese, Pizza, Tossed,
Salad, Pears, Bread Sticks%;
Dressing, and Milk.
MENUS ARE'SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE
TO AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS.
SUziload your unwanted
items and pick up
some quick cash!
THE STAR T ST
PUBLISHING CO. W
309 WILLIAMS AVE.
PORT ST. JOE
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 4. 1999
Start Garden Economically With Seeds
Don't sell seeds short, espe-
cially if you're planning a large
vegetable garden. There are some
advantages of starting a garden
with transplants. But. It can be
expensive if you need a lot.
In this article I will discuss
starting vegetable gardens with
seed. My information on vegetable
gardening was provided by
Extension Vegetable Specialist
Jim Stephens. of the Unlversity of
Florida's Institute of Food and
Besides costing less than
transplants. a major advantage of
starting a home vegetable garden
directly from seeds is that you can
choose from a wider selection of
varieties. A garden center may
have several varieties of seeds for
a given crop, but only one or two
varieties of transplants.
Also, some crops-such as
beans, corn, cucumbers, and
turnips-don't transplant very
well. It's best to start these from
seeds, On the other hand, many
crops do transplant well. They
include, things like tomatoes,
i Florida Garden
Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service
broccoli. collards, and lettuce. If
transplants are available for such
crops. they're probably a better
bet than starting from seeds.
unless you're planning a very
While most vegetables can be
grown from seeds, there are
exceptions such as sweet pota-
toes, Irish potatoes, and straw-
For specific recommendations
on the crops you want to grow.
check with our garden center or
see your county extension agent.
If you decide to start from seeds.
get the best you can find. Seed
quality could mean the difference
between success and failure in
your garden. So. always buy good
seeds from a reliable dealer.
For a few crops. you can save
seeds from your garden, but for
many others that really isn't prac-
tical. Since most seeds are rela-
tively Inexpensive, you're proba-
bly better off, buying those you
need, if,they're available.
You should buy tested seed
vanetles. Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences scientists
test .most crop varieties and rec-
ommend only those which do well
You'll have the best chance
for. success if you plant varieties
with some resistance to common
Florida pests-.varleties recom-
mended in Extension Circular
104. "The Vegetable Gardening
Guide." It's available at ,your
County Extension Office, and
many garden centers have refer-
Of course, you can' plant
anything you like. but many gar-
deners cheat themselves by con-
tinuing to plant inferior types,
without even trying those that
grow bestir" our state.
There is one note of caution to
keep in mind when handling
seeds. Most of the seeds you'll
find at garden centers have been
treated with chemicals to reduce
injury and decay caused by
insects and diseases. Usually, you
can, tell .when seeds have been
treated, because, they're coated
with brightly colored dye.
It's a good Idea to use treated
seeds. In fact. you should always
use them when they're available.
But, remember that the chemicals
on such seeds are poisonous. So.
treated seeds should never be
eaten by people or animals; they,
should be handled with care. 'and
be kept out of the .reach 'of chil-
dren and pets.
Finally. follow the planting
directions on the seed packet. If
you plant too deep. the .young
plants may not be able to reach
the soil surface after sprouting.
And, if you plant too shallow, the
seeds may be washed away by
Whether you use seeds or
transplants, or both, we wish you
success with, your spring veg-
HEARING AID CENTER
618W. 23rd Street
Top Quality; Namer.
Brand Hearing Aids
Monthly. Service Center,
Motel St. Joe (PSJ)
1st Thursday of each month '
Joan Johnson, president,
conducted 'the February business
meeting of the St. James ECW on
Monday, February 1,. at 3:00
p.m., in the church library.
Business covered during the
opportunity for students, like
Jessica and Andrew. to distin-
guish themselves as tomorrow's
leaders," said Michael Lasday,
Council Executive Director.
"Scholars not only gain knowledge
and experience in the nation's
capital, they leave with a sense of
accomplishment and an in-
creased 'ability to face. the chal-
lenges of the future."
' iieeting Included final plans for
the annual bridge luncheon next
. Tuesday and plans for the
" Valentine's Dinner.
Katherine Parker is in charge
of the Valentine's Dinner given by
the junior members of the church
for those over 60. There will be
fun and surprises-.for everyone on
Valentine's Day on February 14.
Jane Dohmen has been
appointed to plan the March 13
Rfummage Sale. This sale will ben-
efit the community.
All the conclusion of the busi-
ness meeting, Hazel Sii served
a delightful surprise, pie for all.
Kay Leffert offered the opening
devotional and closing.prayer.
'li,, ; ANDREW DAVIS and JESSICA COLE ":"
2 WHS Students to Attend
Young Leaders Conference
Jessica Cole, the daughter of
Greg and Debbie Cole. and
Andrew Scott Davis. the son of
Nick and Janet Davis. both of
S Wewahitchka, have been selected
to 'attend The National' Young
Leaders Conference. to be held
from February, 9 to 14 in.
The National Young Leaders
Conference is a unique leadership
development program' for- high
school students who have demon-
strated leadership potential and
scholastic merit. They will be
among 350 outstanding National
Scholars attending the conference
.' from across America.
The theme of the National
S Young Leaders Conference is The
Leaders of Tomorrow Meeting'the
Leaders of Today. Throughout the
six-day conference, the-students
: will interact with key leaders and
newsmakers from the three
branches of government,, the
media. and the diplomatic corps.
Highlights of the program
include welcoming remarks from
the Floor of the United States
House of Representatives and a
panel discussion with prominent
journalists at the National Press
Club. Scholars will visit foreign
embassies and receive policy
briefings from senior government
The two of them may also
meet with their Senators and
Representative or an .appointed
member of their staff to discuss
important issues facing Wewa-
hitchka and the nation.
To complement these special
meetings and briefings. they will
participate in a number of leader-
The National Young Leaders
Conference- is sponsored by the
Congressional Youth Leadership
Council, a non-profit, non-parti-,
san .educational organization.
Founded in 1985, the Council Is
committed to "fostering and
inspiring young people, to achieve
their full leadership potential."
"The Conference provides the
"Experienced driver? Driving record clean for three years? You
could get 15% off for excellent behavior. Five years? 25%."
Being in good hands is the only place to be"
31.r.IrC C. Er 'el -
3M ~Enjoy ,
II I One-hands
pensers made' of
Product No. Description ULst Price Your Price
TH-PAP 562-01 CORRECTION PEN 3 09 1.99 B..
TH-PAP 563-01 18ml BOTTLE MULTI FLUID 1 99 .95 ea.
TH-PAP 56A.01 18 ml BOTTLF BOND WHITE 1 99 .95 .
-/ SHOP OUR CALENDAR -
SELECTION BEFORE WHAT
YOU WANT IS GONE!!!
"1999" IS HERE
Stop by today and select from a wide array of desk, desk
pad, and wall calendars, weekly and monthly planners,
calendar refills, and.much more to keep you on schedule
as we move toward the next century!
THE STAR |A
Office Supply Store NEWS
308 WILLIAMS AVENUE PORT ST. JOE
Phone 227-1278 or 229-8997
8 1/2x164', 1" Core
8 1/2x328', I"Core
SA-SPR 01911 8 1/2x328', 1" Core
SA-SPR 01912 8 1/2x328', 1 1/2" Core
500 Series Vertical Files
Standard drawer slides. Triple-tied full cradle
suspension with 10 nylon rollers per drawer.
Drawers feature bright aluminum pulls, label
holders and thumb latch. Wire follower
adjustable on 5/8" centers. F24 Lock Kit option-
al. Letter size. Baked enamel finish. Covered by
HON's written lifetime warranty.
Product No. Description List Price Your Price
LETTER SIZE, TWO-DRAWER. 15"W x 25"D x 29"H
SA-HON 502-L Pulty 14000
SA-HON 502-P Black 140.00
SA-HON 502-0 Light Gray 140.00
LETTER SIZE, FOUR-DRAWER, 15"W x 25"D x 52"H
SA-HON 504-L Putty 185.00
SA-HON 504-P Black 185.00
SA HON 504-0
Episcopal Church Women Discuss
Upcoming Events at Feb. Meeting
,,.. ..... -- ..
I OF"I D%.J I I LF D%.JINW -y- I L
PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1999
How Did You Florida "Crackers"
Get That Colorful Nickname?
How did people in north
Florida get the nickname,
"Crackers"? Ann Robbins, with
the Bay County Library spoke to
the Rotary Club last Thursday,
and she told Rotarians how they
came by the name. Ms. Robbins is
a sixth generation Floridian, with
roots in Altha.
North Florida wasn't settled
by white men until very early in
the 1800s and then, it was most-
ly a refuge and hideout for out-
laws from Georgia, Alabama and
the Carolinas. As one would imag-
-ine, the insects and varmints
were proliferous way back then,
so the ones, other than outlaws,
who came to Florida, had to be
hardy people, both male and
land, instead of
built mostly temp
log huts and cut d
etation nearby to p
destroying their s]
was a prevalent fo
be dealt with. If th
ly liked the location
settled and. decide
they built two mo:
from the original
then became the
kept separate from
building, again, to
when it broke out.
known as "Cracke
- Pulic Noice~'n7
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
GULF COUNTY FARMS. INC.
FRANK W. GLENN and '
.CASE NO. 98-257 CA
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in rids cause, will sell at the front door of
the Courthouse in Gulf Concy. Florida. at 11:00
AM Eastern Time. on the I Ith day of February,:
1999, the following described real property lying
and being in Gulf County. Florida to-wit:
Farm "94 Gulf County Farms Unit Three
Commence at the NW Corner of Section 30 TSS.
R9W. Gull County Fl thence South 0O3:03 30"'
East along the Wet line of said Section 30 for
247220 ft. thence North 71'4340' East along
the Southezily R/W line of a 60 ft. street for
33685 ft to 'the POB, thence continue North
71 4340' East along said Southerly R/W for
300 00 ft to the Westerly R/W line of a 60 ft.
street; thence South 18'16'20" East along said
Westerly R/W line for 726 00 ft thence South
7143'40" West for 300 00 ft. thence NortnJ-
1816'20" West for 726 00 ft to the POB con
taming 5.0 acres, more or less
THIS NOTICE oated this 26-th day of January,:
-BENNY C LISTER. Clerk
Gaulf Counts Circuit Courtn
By /s/ S McFarland
2te JanuarN 23 and February 4 1999
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
FILE NO 98-42 CP
IN RE" ESTATE OF
WqLHELMINA M LOUIZADER.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The adirs tratiun of the e ote \oIL-
HELMINA M LOUZADER deceased File Number
96-42-CP. i; pending in the Circuit Coutn or Gull
Counr Fl.:.ndi. F'robate Diviion. the ,Addre.- of
Swnitch ..,Qulf Cumnr, Courthou;Ie I000 Fiufr
I.ibeetJ l Joe. Florina 32456 The n unes aid
addresses of the Pers:.nal Represenative. and Ihe
Per-onal RepresenLamt s attorrie are sei forth
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All persons on whom Lii-_ nouce i served
who haie objecuons that challenge the validir *of
ine will. the qualificauon, of the Personral
RepresenLtauve enue or junsdiction of thia Court
are required 1t file me r objectiuns ,ith dui Court
H'TFHiN TiHE LATER OF THREE 131 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF TEH FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR iTHIRT (1301 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM
All creditors of the decedent and other per .
sonrt, harme claims or demands atui-t decedent,'
estate on whom a copy of this nouce is sered ith.i.
in three 131 months after the dale of me tdist public.
cauon of this notice must file their claim; with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE 131 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 1301 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPF OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
son, hating claims or demands against the dece
dent s estate must file their claims ,ith this Court
WTTHIN THREE 13 M MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
The'date of first publicauon of Lhis N.oLce Is
January 28, 19I
Artomne for Personil Represenatue
Charles A Cosun
P.ost Office Box 98
Pori St Joe FL 32457
Telephone 18501 227 1159
Flonda Bar No 699070
Linda M Gever
Post Office Box 997
Engleisod FL 3-1295
2ti Jarar.i 26 and February 4. 1999
BID NO. 9899-11
The Gulf CountN Board of Counts Commissioneri
w : ill receive bids frorn an person company or cor-
poraton interested In providing the Counr -the fol.
Financing (1) Used
1986 Fire Truck
White City Fire
Deliver Date must be specify
tion of the word is, "a loud and
s wanted crop boastful person". But the nick-
beaches. They name was applied because of the
orary one room bull whip most men carried and
own all the veg- cracked, incessantly, to locate his
?revent fire from fellow pioneers in the thick brush
shelter. Still, fire which covered the terri tory.
e and a force to Early Floridians didn't have'
ie settling fami- any use for the law. They settled
n on which they their own disputes, one way or
led to remain, another. They might have been'
re rooms, apart outlaws who would rob one.
building, which another blind, but, as with all
kitchen. It was "Crackers", their word was their
i the rest of the bond.
keep fire from They made their own enter-
entire home tainment and coined the word.
S"shindig" which was a dance held
t 'settlers were in someone's home after all the,'
rs". The defini- furniture had been cleared out.
After the "shindig" was over about
f dawn of the next day, they would,
move the furniture back in before
they went to their own homes.
The speaker had a number ,f
$50.o.00oo.o0 pioneer tools the people used to
years : make life easier, which she put on:!
Department display for the Rotarians fto0 ',
ed. "" inspect.
Ivenl l 1
rPleac s ueindiLCa ut on tenvelopeC tat W. Ki a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the BID'
Bids will be received until Friday. February 5.
1999. at 5-00 p in E S T. at the Office of the Clerk
of Court. 1000 Cecil G CosLin. Sr Blvd. Port St
Joe. Florida 32456 The Board reserves the right to
reject any and, all proposals received., ,.,
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF
/s/ Tommy Knox, Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk
2tc, January 28 and February 4, 1999.
BID NO. 9899-12
The Gull County Board of County Commissloners
will receive bids from any person, company or cor-
poration interested In providing the County dhe fol.
Financing (1) New Fire Truck $180,000.00
t Term- 5 years
Beaches Fire. Department
Deliver Date must be'specified.
Please Indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID. the BID NUMBER. and -hai the BID
Bids viu be recelred until Fnday February 5
1999 at 5 00 p m. E S T. at the Office ol the Clerk
of Court. 1000 Cecil G Cosun. Sr Blhd Pon St
Joe. Florinda 32456 The Board reserves the night to
reject any and all proposals received
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF
/s/ Tommy Knox. Chairman
/s/ Benny C Lister. Clerk
2tc Januan 28 and February 4 1999
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO 994-
IN RE The Estate of1
LELA MAE GARRETT.
NOlCEpOF ADMINISTRATiON h ,,
THE"" ADMIM' MATION or't1 (Aisu of
LELA MAE GARRETT. deceased, File Number 99-4.
is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County
Florldl. Probate Dikision. the address of which Is
Gulf County Courthouse Probate Dmislon. 1000
5th Street Pon St Joe. FL 32456 The name and
address of -the Co-Personal Representauses and
their attorney are set lorth below
All interested persons are required to
ide WITHIN THREE 131 MONTHS FROM THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE. 11)
All claims against thie es.aie and (2) any objecuon
by ar, intere ted pers-ononn hom notce was served
that challenges the validity ol the Will. the qualfi].
cation; of the Co-Personal Representiuies. .enue
or jun -dicLon of the Court
ALL CLAIMS DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
DATE of the first publication of thl-
Nouce of Adrmirdtu-auon 241/9Q
,/,/ THOMAS S GIBSON
RISH & GIBSON, PA
206 E. 4th Street
PO Box 39
Port St Joe Flonda 32456
1904) 229-821 I
ATTORNEY FOR CO-PERSONAL
FL BAR NO. 0350583
I/s S DURANT'GARRETr
103 Kent Road
Lakeland. FL 33809
/s,' EDITH G HOURIET
3745 Aladdin Terrace'.
Jacksonville, FL 32223
CO-PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ,
2tc, February4 anj February I I. 1999
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Flonda Statutes. the undersigned Intends
.to register with the Diision of Corporauons.
Deparunment of State. the lctiuious trade name
under shich it 'ill be engaged In business and itr
whichh ,aid business Is to be carried on to-alt
NAME TO BE REGISTERED WAL Builders
MAILING ADDRESS PO Box 5024. White CIt FL
OWNER- (S): Roy F. Lanler and Clinton A. Lanlrder
itc. February 4. 19,9
Elizabeth Deann Redmond. of
B~inbridge, Georgia, was named
to the Brenau University Women's',
College. merit list for the 1998 fall
Merit list students must
( SIXTY FII
maintain a 3.5 grade point aver-
age while carrying 12 to 14 hours.
Redmond is a senior majoring
in history and political science.
She is the daughter of Joanie
Novota of Port St. Joe.
Brenau University, founded
in 1879, now is a private compre-
hensive university that includes
the academy, women's college,
and evening and weekend college:
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc.
1402 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL
850-648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959
BARBARA G. HARMON, Broker/Owner Barbara Mannon, Associate 850-647-5004
Susan Gaylor, Associate, 850-648-5401
310 Highway 98, Mexico Beach. Charming
2BR/1BA SINGLE FAMILY home has UNOBSTRUCT-
ED GULF VIEW AND DEDICATED BEACH!!! Front
Florida room has great Gulf view and Breezes,
relax in the hammock. Large LR, Dining area and
Kitchen open and light w/white washed knotty pine, y
and track lighting. On full 50'xl 50' Jlt. Completely
furnished and equipped. In excellent condition. $215,900.00.
," 'It'' .. ... ] : ^F E A T U R E : : :
Se,_ __ USea Gull TH #7 Gulf front newly redecorated
I.' .Jl .:-1l 3BR/2.5BA townhome!! Completely furnished.
Private decks off LR and Master BR, also covered
.j...,i i I : .iri lower deck w/boardw4lk to Beach!! Paved parking
underneath!! $195,000, REDUCED $189,000.00
ai. Ti. fl Sea Gull TH #8 Gulf front Beautifully furnished;
and decorated Executive 2BR/2.5 BA townhome. Enjoy gulf breezes and spectacular sunsets from the pri-
vate deck off LR and master BR, Security System, 2 color cable TV's, VCR, king size beds. Must see this
one! $190,000, reduced to $185,000.00. .
Call us for a complete multiple listing of property ; :
Every Week for
.62 .4 .-
RST YEAR, NUMBER 23
one Mill reek
* White City
* Mexico Beach
* St. Joe Beach
* Highland View
* Port St. Joe
* Oak Grove
* Simmons Bayou
* St. Joseph's Peninsula
* Indian Pass
* Port St. Joe
tor sale in our area'.
The Star On Line at http iwuw.homtoaun.comlt.ar
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1999
Printed aid Distributed Each Week
Completely Covering Gulf County
and Mexico Beach
Properties, Inc. EO
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 2221 CR-30
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay
SALES RENTALS -
Several long term rentals now
available. Furnished &
unfurnished, Mexico Beach -
Gulf Aire Port St. Joe.
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor
ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
. I I
The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Feb. 4. 1999 Page Seven
r RATES: i
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5t
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP
* vr'~5~*~- :.. ..* S *. -
This WeeK: ESTATE AUCTION
some museum quality furniture Lots of
excellent items. 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 AuJ1713
1994 Geo Prizm, 4 door, at, a/c, 63,000
milles, excellent cond. Call 229-6961.
Dump trucks for farm use. Call 648-
5229. 4to 1/28
Qne "little old lady" owned, 1989 Ford
Escort LX, 4 doors, power steering and,
brakes, auto. trans., a/c. am/fm radio.
automatic seat belts, brand-new tires.
interior-excel. cond., 44,000 original
miles (no kidding!) $2,300. Call 648-
4774,. leave message. 2tp 2/4
'91 Dodge Dakota LE, all power, auto-
nmatic od, a/c, bed liner, class 3 hitch,
93,000 easy miles, very clean, asking
$5.500. Call 648-5234. 2tp 2/4
Do you need a good
ning, clean used car
less? Do you want B
financing with low
monthly payments? T
& Trucks on Madlison
is the place for you.
1294 or better yet
been serving this area
'86 Chevy lwb, 1/2 t
barrel, auto trans,
looking, good run-
priced S2,995 or
Very nice two bedroom, 1 bath apart-
ment, in Port St. Joe. $390 month plus
$250 deposit. Please no pets. For more
information, call 229-6527. tfc 2/4
Mobile Home for rent. 3 bdrm., 2 ba.,
stove, refrig.. dish washer. cen. h/a,
$350 month. plus deposit. 648-5476.-
House In Wewahitchka. 2 bdrm.. I ba..
S500 a month including utilities. Call
639-4543. 4tc 1/21
2 bedroom house, nice yard. ch&a. 456
Madison St., $420 month, S420 securl-'
ty, no pets. Call 227-3511. tfc 2/4
Retail store for rent at 302-B Reid
Avenue. Call 229-2727.' tfc 2/4
Commercial building. 1750 sq. ft.. 107
Second St.. Port St. Joe. Call 639-2874.
Gulf Shore Court.' Trailer for rent. No,
pets. I block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 2/4
Apartments and Hiomes 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 2/4
down .and -19W .,; Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
lhen Oakley's Cars' -cen. h&a.' screen porch.: carport &
n St. in Oak Grove' laundry rm.
So please call 227- Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &W
stop by. We have. refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
a since 1986. New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
tfc 1/28 ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a,, dish-
S washer & stove, fully carpeted. No,
ton pickup, 350 4 pets.
a/c, p/s, 'p/b, FURNISHED .
tfc 1/7 *Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hookup. .,
Call 229-6777after 7 p.m. ', .'
'~;r^ *t f c 2/4-
KAYAKS for sale 229-9282. 2tc 1/28
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, 8600 647-3452. tfc 1/7
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITYl Make NEON
SIGNS: make good income! Small
S investment. 229-9282. 2tc 1/28
One bedroom mobile home. large living
room & kitchen, sleep sola. washer &
dryer, clean. On corner lot. Call 648-
Mexico Beach mobile home lot, 875
month. 648-4896.. .tp
2 bedroom unfurnished trader. 106 N..
32nd St., Mexico Beach. 9300 + deposit.
Liberty Manor Apts.. 102 Liberty Manor
Circle. Port St. Joe. Affordable housing'
for the elderly and the handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry faciliues. energy
efficient const sto\e & refrig.. Fur-
nished. fully carpeted. I bdrm.. apts. on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.Call
229-6353 for more information. NOW
TAKING APPLICATIONS uc 2/4
Private office space at
236 Reid Ave. $180
monthly, includes utili-
ties. Call 229-7121.
Ask about our special
St. Joe Beach
Safe 'N Dry Storage
302-B Reid Ave., PSI, FL
Ofc. 509 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL
Now Open ,
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Comer of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Mobile home lot for rent at Mexico
Beach. Call 648-8201. tfc 2/4
For Rent: quaint building, clean, small.
easy to decorate. Ideal for small wed-
dings, receptions, dinners, great rates.
For Information call 227-1278. or 227-
1.776. tie 9/25
Office space for rent adja-
cent to Citizens FIderal -'"
$500 per mo., plus utilities.
410 Long Ave., Port St. Joke,
t ; '1/7
located on Hwy. 98 next
to Gulf Fabricating
Now Renting Spacious
1, 2 & 3 bedroom opts.
PINE RIDGE APTS., 125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Voce/TrY Access ..
S(352) 472-3952 L
S*: tfc 274
For Rent, One Bedroom
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.,
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
S On-site Management
S' Voice.TrY Access
S(352) 472-3952 '
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
S Central heat and air
.Wall to wall carpeting
'., Voice/TTY Access "
/ (352) 472-3952 .
YARD 'SALEt Corner of Coronado and
Georgia St., St. Joe Beach. Saturday,
Feb. 6, 7:00 12:00 Itp
Yard Sale: Friday/Saturday, Feb. 5/6,
205 3rd St., Mexico Beach, 8 a.m. C/T.
Lots, of items, cancel if rain. Itp
Yard Sale: 229 8th St. All daN Sunday.
Feb. 7, lamps, heavy duty utlity shelv-
ing, and other items.
Yard Sale. 605 Marlin St. Highland
View, Saturday. Feb. 6. 8-00 till. Itp
Yard Sale: 7118 Georgia A% e Saturday,
Baby items, toys. small appliances, lots
of very nice miscellaneous items. priced
to sell. Dealers welcome.
YARD SALE REMODELING SALE.
Furniture. cabinets, stove, you name It."
I hae ttll Corner of 27th of H-wy. 98,
Mexico Beach. FL. Feb. 6. 9:00 t111.
Air conditioning repairman. Call Garrv
Gaddis at 648-5474. ltc 2/4
Roofers and Roofer Helpers wanted to
work in Gulfl" and Franklin counties.
Competitive wages. For more informa-
tion, call' DUGGAR ROOFING. 229-
7058. ltc 2/4
Full time position in the reservations
/front desk area. Some weekend work
required. Needs to be friendly and out-
going with good communication and
computer skills. Must be able to handle
difficult situations .and enjoy working
with the public. Please mail or fax
resumes to Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach. P. 0 Box 123, Mexico Beach. FL
32410. fax H850-648-5779. E-mail
Part time help wanted. Must work week-
ends, may become full Ume7. Please call
Anchor Realty. ask for Vicki, 229-2777.
Cooks needed for a.m. and p.m. shifts.
Please apply In person. Sunrise for Bay
St. Joseph. 220 9th St.. Port St. Joe.
EOE. 2tc 2/4
Butler's Restaurant & Lounge is now
accepting applications for wait staff.
Must be 18 years or older to apply.
Please no phone calls. Apply after 4
p.m. 2tc 2/4
Jeff Wood 227-1559
"No job too big, or too small"
Free Estimates Insured
Free Estimates RF 0066770
Owned *, % O
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* F1 3- C,:,rl:i i C 1.,l h'r.,.IT -
* Hi,j, r,'.idJ F-' i Conhtrol I -I. Tr.-1im.-i1
* Riei E .'tii5iWEC]Hp:,r. Construction Sites
' PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
F re, ino Cull CO '.Iur ane '
Free Estimates & Inspections
The Gulf County Sheriffs office is
presently accepting applications for full
and, part time correctional officers.
Applicants must be US citizens and at
least 19 years of age. Applications may
be obtained from the receptionist at the
Sheriffs Office. 2tce2/4
Sitter wanted for elderly gentleman
Tuesday. Wednesday. Friday and
Saturday. 5 p.m. 10:00 p.m. Call
Marilyn at 64-'9-5247. 4tc 2/4
JTPA Vocational Programs Manager.
Workforce Center/JTPA. to coordinate
JTPA vocational programs. Responsible
for comprehensive case management.
Facilitate JTPA students in becoming
emplo' ed and obtain self sufficiency,_
with appropriate vocational Instruction.
Participate in community outreach and
public relations activities Prepare and
submit all documentation and reports
required by GCCC and the VWorkforce
Development Board.. Bachelor's degree
required. Master's preferred. Must have
strong public relations skills. experi-
ence and expertise in communication
\with student, staff. administrators, and
general public. This is a grant funded
position. Deadline to apply is Feb. 12,
Case Manager. Workforce Center/
JTPA at GCCC Gulf/Franklin Center -
recruit and enroll participants entering
classroom and on-the-job training, con-
duct assessments, and provide referrals
to complete necessary eligibility.
Bachelor's degree required. Strong
interpersonal, verbal skills essential.
Valid Florida driver's license and reli-
able transportation required. Back-
ground in supervision, counseling, or
marketing desirable. Experience in..
Windows 95 ahd spreadsheets desired.
This is a grant funded position.
Deadline to apply Is February 12. 1999.
Applications may be picked up at:
Gulf Coast Community College, Hum,an
Resources. Administration Annex Room
1;)4, 5230 West U. S. Hwy. 98. Panama
City. FL 32401. GCCC is an equal
Property management office. requires
customer interface, good telephone
skills, and computer literate. Full time
positions w/benefits. Openings at
Simmons Bayou and Mexico Beach.
Fantasy Properties. Inc. Call 227-2511
or 648-5146. itc 2/4
Saty fo Saw It 9 7T4e Seas!
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Quality Is Higher Tan Price"
.... tlc 7T2
c* Household Repairs
" Painting, Interor/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
r c 712
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS"
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc..
706 First Street
Immediate employment opportunity
available. in Tallahassee. Long term-full
time position for Tallahassee metal roof-
ing contractor & sheet metal fabrication
shop Looking for Experienced Shop
Foreman and Metal Roofing
Installers. Must have knowledge of
sheet metal construction. Must be able
to pass a drug test and have a valid
Florida driver's license. Call "Wenco" at
1-800-226-1168 and ask for Sandi
Social worker needed for long-term care
facility. BSW or MS\V. Please apply in
person. Sunrise for Bay St. Joseph. 220
9th St.. Port St.'Joe. EOE.> 2tc 1.28
The Dunes Beach Restaurant. opening
Spring *of 1999. Providing seafood,
steaks, pasta, chicken and a host of
specialties in a friendly environment
with great senice and excellent food all
on the. beach, of beautiful Cape San
I am not accepting applications for
the following positions: Cooks, salad
prep, dishwashers, waiter / waitress,
bartender. Please forward resume to:
The Dunes Beach Restaurant, 3625
Cape San Bias Road,' Port St., Joe,
Florida 32456. Attn: Ken Whittaker.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT OR LPN
tor b,.,s, pl'ky:c.ar .:.Ai.e in Wenahachka FL
Expi.er ,c-." p et err -d Send all 'Ire4ume. to Human
Resources Dept., RP. O.'Box 12309, Tallaha::o. FL
3231 7 or fax to 850-385-7245.
: *' 'i.k "'.
or bu, ph, ,cioan >:lcLe in \vec h,,rcka FL
sIrcnQg org,3niza'C, nal klll: a mus'
P'Rpn,-.b.ItIer? n.:ILde morke.ng andrd conmmunrr
rlaI :,rns plr.-r..r.9 and budger.ng dod1, .cash
df.c.s. .upec' .ie s'Tmall iCce ,ail appr,:.. all
purchase requests, prepare epc..: and :.rk
*:lc'el., .ah lea Jd p riscan T.c. ir [i'e ears
expe'.e'.':e preferru d Send ,all ru:~L',m I: 10 Hurranr
Re..ur.:es D'"p P O t0'o i 230' Tallohac ee FL
.32.1 7 or laC I 1 8 50 385- '2a.
Medical Call Center seeks
operators for all shifts to staff
our new Gulf County Center
opening soon. Starting salary
$8.00; $9.25 per hr. in 3
mos.; will train persons with
successful employment history
in either customer service,
i clerical, secretarial or
for an appt.
$400 Sign On Bonus:
RN's, LPN's, CNA's. Please apply in person at SunRise
of Bay St. Joseph, 220 Ninth Street, Port St. Joe.
Equal Opportunity Employer
2,c I 28
J $9.00 $11.05 J
Weekly guarantee of 30 hours
Benefits include 8 paid holidays, insurance, medical, sison,
dental, drug card, paid aca.tiion, life insurance and more.
Relocation Program i for a limited time i includes pro: isioni
ifor gas, food, expenses and someone to help fou tind a place B
S Ask for Michael Crocker S
COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens.
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc 1/7
Tax Returns A Specialty
.200 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
C. J.'s Lawn
FULL LAWN SERVICE
VACUUM YARD MACHINES TRIM-
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492
Best prices in town!
A-i Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St. Joe Call
Mobile 899-0219 or
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fin e carp entr y & architectural details
repairs remodels decks'* fences
Insured License RR0067190
GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
,EXTENDED WARRArTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
_I_ _I_ ,JAIS I VIIJ I A
648-018or 39-686 On site Rentals 6 Days A week
PMASK 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.
for the Nandyman and Sportsman
We strive to meet your needs!
Hardware BLP Paints Ammunition .'
Hunting Supplies Mobile Home & Boat Trailer Parts
Live & Frozen Bait Tackle Gifts and Souvenirs
306 Reid Avenue Roy Todd, Owner
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8933
,FL License ER 0010992, RA0054218,
THE CABINET SHOPPE
JEFF POWELL, OWNER OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
'580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 c 7/16 Fax 648-8752
SMire Pluimlmg, Glass & Supply, Inc0
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
.RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #RF005.1042, RGO051008, ERO011618
520 E., First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885
PUMP REPAIR& SALES LICENSED & INSURED
H & M IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
HAL KEELS FREE ESTIMATES 229-2738
TRADES and SERVICES
PaNe Eight The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursdav. February 4. 1999
, Administrative Secretary, Workforce
Center/ JTPA at GCCC Gulf/Franklin
Center Secretarial and clerical tasks
relating to the support of Workforce
Center/JTPA programs. High school
diploma or equivalency. Good commu-
nication ad grammar skills. Good cus-
tomer service skills required. Four years
of secretarial/clerical experience.
Computer skills including Windows 95,
word processing and spreadsheet appli-
cations required. Typing skills of 55
cwpm. This is grant funded position.
Deadline to apply is February 12, 1999.
Secretary, Workforce Center/ JTPA -
Perform secretarial duties, screen
clients, perform computer search for
services, and maintain files. Computer
skills including Windows 95 and word
processing required. At least one year
This is grant funded position. VDeadline'
to apply is February 12, 1999.
Van Driver (2 positions available) to
drive passengers from Franklin, Gulf,
and Bay counties to GCCC campus
locations. Qualifications include high
school diploma or equivalent, valid
Class E Florida drivers license, and
clean driving record, Experience in dri-
ving 15 passenger vans preferred. This
is a grant funded position. Deadline to
apply is February 12, 1999. Applica-
tions may be picked up at:
Gulf Coast Community College, Human
Resources, Administration, Annex Room
104, 5230 West U. S. Hwy. 98, Panama
City, FL 32401. GCCC is an equal
Need licehnsd salesperson, experience'
in south Gulf County preferred. Call
Tom at Tom Todd Realty. 227-1501.
U.S. Fresh scallop plant needs workers.
Call 227-9590. tfc 2/4
IL Catherine I. Collier
A Independent Sales
U m 211 Allen Memorial Way
Port St. Joe
Av 0 n
Gary's Appliance Repair
850-229-8139 Gary McCroan
Over 50 colors to choose from."
Also specializing in:
Call Tim, "The
Full Time position with The Star. Must
have good communication and writing.
skills, computer literate, excellent typ-
ing skills. Send resume to: The Star, P.
0. Box 308, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
Job Opportunity Bulletin, Kempfer
If you are tired of local mill closures and
-layoffs and want to contemplate relocat-
ing for a stable job, one which has bi
layoffs, consider the following:
Kempfer Sawmill, Inc., one of Florida's
largest cypress wood products facilities
is looking for qualified applicants for the
two (2) years experience in repair and
maintenance of loaders, forklifts and
various kinds of rolling stock equip-,
ment. Also knowledge and ability to
weld, cut and fabricate 'are desirable.
Other experience in sawmill equipment
repair and maintenance is desirable.
LUMBER GRADER: Experience or
training in lumber grading is required
or ability to demonstrate competency in
lumber grading based on previous
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS: Requires
minimum one (1) year's experience in
operating forklifts, front-end loaders,
LUMBER HANDLERS: No experience is
Pay for each position will depend upon
specific job applied for and experience
of each individual.
Kempfer Sawmill, Inc., is located in
Central Florida 50 miles S.E. of Orlando
or 13 miles west of Melbourne. For
application and interview call 407-892-
2955 or write Kempfer Sawmill, Inc.
6254 Kempfer Road, St. Cloud, FL
34773. "Drug Free Workplace".
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. #ER0013168 INSURED
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repairt
229-8651 or 227-8024
OWNER: Ben Sherrill
Reasonable Rates & References
* Residential Custom Wood
* Commercial Industrial
A 6 R Fence
Felahel and Concrete Work
Albea Fircr.-nann FREE Estlm.irn i
EIN #5Q,1 11,4" (850) 647-4047
PHIL'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
.', Phil Collier Residential Contractor
21 9/17 1 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service "
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (850) 229-9292 P.O. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
SConnie'sQ Cover-All E
-Quality Upholstering ..
125 Avenue L & 10th Street Apalachicola, FL 32320
Specializing in: Chairs, Sofas, Kitchen Chairs, Dining Chairs, Footstools,
Ottomans, Barstools, Headboards, Bedspreads, Dust Ruffles.
Also. Window Treatments
Please call TODAY so )e may get busy with your project!
& FAX: 850-229-8976
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
Dishwasher, cook, and a hostess/ Cypress planks and slabs for sale. Call
cashier. Apply in person at Toucan's 229-9282. 2tc 2/4
Restaurant, Mexico Beach. Ask for u
Bill or John. No phone calls please Large 2-piece rattan couch with loose
2tc 2/4 back cushions, mauve & print. Will sac-
rifice, $100. 648-3029. 2tc 1/28
Priced to sell: sleeper-couch. Call 229-
Two antique cast Iron tubs. includes
feet, perfect condition. Call Ken at 647-
5770. 8250 each. 2tp 2/4
Steel buildings, new, must sell 30x40x
12 was $10,200 now $6,990; 40x60x12
was $16.400 now 89.990; 50xl00xil6
was $27.590 now 8 19.990; 60x200x16
was $58,760 now $39,990. 1-800-406- -
5126.' .. tp"
Mary Kay products going out of busi- -
ness sale, 50% off. Call 227-3315. .
Queen size water bed with 6 drawers.
FURNITURE: 5 Recliners
1 Antique Recliner 3 Rocking
Chairs 1 Loveseat Wrought Iron
Chair & Stool Wicker Chair*
Papasan Chair Assorted Office i
Chairs Lift Chair. Can be seen at
Johnnie's Trim Shop
310 4th St., Port St. Joe
SNeed 4ira Cash?
Place your Classified
Ad With Us!
Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates .
This area's most experienced refinishers
827-6828 ask for Dusty
at BarfHeld's Lawn 8
Garden, 302-B Reid Ave.
New & used mowers &
BOB'S PAINT &
S30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
BaltzeU Ave. Phone 227-7229 ;
Donut fryer and proofer. 8500 for both.
Walk-in cooler, $1,000. Please call 648-
8385 for details. 3tp 1/21
AVON serving Tyndall, the beaches and,
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. tfc 2/4
FIREWOOD, S10 truckload, you
cut, you hall $65 we cut, we haul. Call
639-4582 or 814-0905. tc 2/4
Rings, Necklaces, Knive
Stereo, Bicycles, Tools,
available. Buy Sell Tra
SHOPPE, 212 3rd St., 227
1998 16x80 Buccaneer mob
12x65' mobile home, cheap, needs
repair, $500. 647-5106. tfc 2/4
For pennies more, get latest technology
for active ingredient delivery in liquid
wormers. Ask BARFIELD'S LAWN &
GARDEN (229-2727) about HAPPY'
JACK LIQUI-VICT. (www.happyjack-
inc.com) 6tc 2/4
F-PAWN For Sale by Owner: 1990 28x52 dou-
tfc 2/4 blewide home in excellent condition. 3
bdcrm., 2 full bath, living room with fp,
kit., dining room. laundry rm.. new cov-
ered porch %with carpet, attached car-
port, new storage shed, new 4-ton a/c
heating unit. Back deck, large lot.
MUST SEE.TO APPRECIATE! 850-648-
ile home for 9595. 3tc 2/4
sale, 3 bedroom/2 bath %wiuL Glamour
package. Mirrors, cherry wood enter-
tainment center, glamour bath, dish-
washer, emerald green carpet. Zone III
home which meets Gulf Co.'s require-
ment. In new condition with great say-'
ings off the "new" price. No equity take
over payments. Must be moved.' For
more Info. call 639-5996. 2tc 2/4
Lease/purchase 12x65' mobile home on
rental lot. Call229-8959. 4tp 1/28
Mobile home, 12'x70', ready to move,,
$3,500 obo. Call 648-5229. 4tc 1/28
Sing the area wh over Wealso load
25 years dependable service, rented trucks!
: Remodeling, Renovation Home
Maintenance & Repairs Interior &
Exterior Painting Marine Construction
25 years experience
v & t Enterprises,
BASIC LAWN CARE
We Manicure Your Lawn to Your
850-647-5722, fax 647-3870,
Good Work Doesn't Cost,
S "IttPoys '
ST. JOE TREE AND
Brush Chipping, Stump Grinding
and Logging INSURED
6924 Alabama Avenue *
Port St. Joe
REPAIR or REPLACEMENT
"Small Jobs Our Specialty"
Carpentry, 'Painting,, 0
25 Yrs Experience
2 bedroom, 2 path house in Mexico
Beach, 770' from Gulf, 12 ft. exposed
beam ceilings, hardwood floors, 2
porches, carport. quiet neighborhood.
Call after 3 p.m.. 648-4788. 3tc 2/4
Mostly furnished 3BR/2B home. Ig.
screened back porch. 1 1/2 bath, 12x24
storage shed. cen. a/h. new carpet. like
new furniture/appliances. Fully fur-
nished, very clean, mid-80's. By appt.
only. 1-888-610-8101. tfc 2/4
RELOCATING! 3 bedroom. 1.5 baLh
home on 2 shady lots in nice neighbor-
hood at 1003 McClelland. Central h/a,
laundry, hardwood floors, new berber
carpet, screened porch, fenced yard,
large storage building, carport. 227-
By owner: townhome Cape San Bias.
nice two bedroom. 2 1/2 bath, like new..
many extras including furniture, gulf
view from 3 decks, reduced to
$143,000. Must see 850-227-3351.
Beautiful Home Near the Beach.
3BR/2BA 1,203 sq. ft. open plan wilth
cathedral ceilings. Low maint. vinyl,
spacious kitchen, large until. rm.,
Kenmore appliances, all elec.. 2 car
garage, 4 blocks from the beach m Sea'
Shores subdivision at St. Joe Beach.
304 Nautilus Dr. S109.900. 647-9373,
Must see, unique beach cottage, wrap
around deck attached laundry building,
brick fireplace w/gas logs, central air,
3rd building set up for workshop. city
water natural gas. TV dish & cable
setup, ceiling fans, dedicated St. Joe
Beach, hilltop shaded lot including 2 fig
trees, privacy fence around back yard,
asking $59,500. 247 Santa Anna, 647-
5766. -4tp 1/14
Great starter or retirement home. 2
bedroom, 1 bath on approx. 150'x163'
lot. Convenient to down(oTwn. school.
churches and baseball neld. S23,500.
Parker Realty of Mexico Beach, Inc
648-5777. tfc 2/4
ACREAGE WEWAHITCHKA PRICE
REDUCED!!! 78 beauUful acres on
County Rd. 386. approx. I mile west of
State Rd. 71. Reduced from 8150.000 to
$129,500. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach. Inc. 850-647-5777. tfc 2/4
2 bedroom, 1 bath house, 519 9th St.,
Port St. Joe, $31,000. 229-8932 after
6:00 p.m. tfc 2/4
2 bdrm.. 1 ba.. liv. rm..k 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
For Sale by Owner: 2 story house for
sale, 2050 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 ba.,
large covered front & back porch.
Features 16x32 master bdrm. w/walk-
in closet. Garden tub & shower, sunken
den, fireplace, surround sound set-up.
Formal dining room, breakfast nook,
12x16 utility shed. 101 Yaupon St. By
appointment only. 229-6411 Lfc 2/4
__ Resort Realty of
NOW St. George Island
WATERFRONT home on 1.5 acres on
Dead Lakes in Wewa. 3 bdrm., 2 ba.
Very nice. 639-2089 or 227-6259.
Land for Sale: 1.13 acres at Stone Mill
Creek, septic tank, power pole and well;.
$11,000. Call 639-3371. 4tp 2/4
For sale in Wewa. Single wide trailer,
screen porch, utility room. shady lot,
some financing, $24,500. 639 5920.
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 lot in quiet,
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
S55.000. Call 647-3292. uc 2/4
One acre of land in Wewahitchka,i.
$1:1,000 obo; Call 639-34104 tf6 2/4.
GULF VIEW Large mobile home lot in
restricted subdivision. High elevaUton.
paved streets, city water & chain link
fence on boundaries. Located on Auger
Ave. and Sunray Court, Beacon Hill,
$35,000. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. for further info. 850-648-
5777. tfc 2/4
h i I '~
WANTED: House to lease for 6-12
months in Port St. Joe. Prefer 3 bed-
room, 2 bath. References and appropri-
ate deposit available 229-7039 or 653-
7087. Itc 2/4
Want to buy Mason or Kerr canning
jars. Pint, quart or 1/2 gallon. Call 827-
Collector paying cash for military items
Word War 11 and older period. Anything
Chivil War. uniforms, photos. letters,
equipment, swords. Dick Unterberger.
P. 0. Box 13052. Mexico Beach. FL
32410. 850-648-8440. 4tc 2/4
IN ITHE CiRCLiT COuRT FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
iN AND FOR GUiLF COUNTY
CASE NO 99 5
IN RE Tnhe E3ie ,i '
URMEDE B. HOYLE.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
URMEDE B HOLL deceived File Nurmbtr 99 5
Is pending in the Curuin Coun for Gulf County
Florida, FroTib3e Div-iron. LU-h addrezs- of which 1,n
Gulf Counr Counhoue FProbate ODision. 000
Cecil G C-.on. Sr B-ulevard Port Sc. Joe FL
32456 The name and address ol the Per~onal-
Repre;enmaii.e and her atnomey are set fdrLh'.
All inleresied person are required. to.
file WTIN THREE 131 MONTHS FROM THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PIUBLiCATION OF THIS NOTICE II
All dain- aai.-nst the eiatr and (21 an, objectron
by an intiee.ted peron on whom notice 'as served
tIt cha]ler,e, il-,e aUlirHn of the Will the qualfi-
CaUrn;: i 6rwe Per-.onal R,-pre,.ntauie venue'r 'or
jurlsdicuun of the Court
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS .AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
DATE of the first publication of this
Notice of Adminlstration 2/4/99
/s/THOMAS S GIBSON
RISH & GiBSON, PA
206 E. 4th Street
P.O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-8211 ,
Fax: (850) 229-1619
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0350583
/s/ SARAH KERR
9124 Auoe. Drive
Port St .Jie rL 32456
PERSONAL REPRISE NATIVE
21c. February 4 and February 1I. 1999
PROPOSED FINAL PLAT APPROVAL FOR -BAY.
PINES' SUBDIVISION ',
nhe proposed 'Bay Pines- Subdicirlon plat
shall be on file for public review February 4-
February 15. 1999 In the Gulf County
Planning/Building office. The purpose of the view-'
ing is to-provide Information to interested persons
about the proposed subdivision. The office Is open
M-F, 8-5, E.T.
Questions should be directed to the
Planning/Building Director at (850) 229-6111 or at
Gulf County Courthouse. Room 147, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr.. Boulevard, Port St. Joe. Florida 32456.
Itc. February 4, 1999
I See The Star On Line at
St. George Island
St. Joseph Bay Office Barrier Dunes at Cape San Bias
1520 C.R. C-30, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 110 Barrier Dunes Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-2000 888-227-2110 850-229-9800 800-293-0428, ext. 107
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
z CARPET CLEANING
I Odor Control 24 Hr Water Damage Z
u2 Pet Stains Free Estimates Z
S (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
Port St. Joe. Wonderful 3BR/2BA, 2500 sq: ft. home. Built in 1992, this dwelling
features all the modern amenities fireplace with gas logs; double vanity, garden
tub, separate shower, and whirlpool in master bath; 2 H&A units; irrigation well;
landscaped lot near schools and churches. $159,900. MLS#3089
01998The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates. Inc. The Prudential and ( are registered service marks
of The Prudential Insurance Company of America Equal Housing Opportunity.
Each Company Independently Owned and Operated
HELP WANTED I HELP WANTED I MISCELLANEOUS1 MOBILE HOMES
TRADES and SERVICES