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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 *THURSDAY, APRIL 18,1991
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Gov. Suspends Gulf Commissioner
County Commissioner Don Parker won his post with back pay. If it is determined that he ly, without pay. erly" claiming unemployment benefits after be
seat on a lucky choice in October of 1988, was guilty of the charge, he would be convicted The. affidavit filed against Parker by the ing terminated by the loan company.
when he and Al Ray tied in the Democratic of a felony and removed from office, permanent- State Attorney's office, accuses him of "improp- Pr- .. i ,,, P r. drtn ...C-
run-off and decided the matter on guessing a
number. Now the odds are again 50-50 with
Parker, that he will retain his position or be re-
Monday of this week, Governor Lawton
Chiles changed Parker's luck when he sus-
pended the Commissioner until the outcome
of a hearing on a felony charge placed
against him last week by the Florida State's
Parker was charged with failure to reveal
his County Commission salary when he filed
for unemployment compensation in 1989 and
* 1990. Parker had been released by a loan firm
he had worked with for several years, after the
firm closed their Port St. Joe office, about a
year after his election.
The Governor's suspension removes him
from office temporarily until the matter can be
determined by the courts. If he is found inno-
cent, he will be reinstated to his Commission
Choosing the correct number which put Commissioner Parker into office.
*. aK, anU.a U IA er .UUILy o.,UoJ1UmJssioners,
receive $14,492.92 per year as a salary for the
"NO COMMENT' -Parker
Parker, who was contacted by The Star, said
he had no statements to make at this time. He
said he had received the affidavits of the charg-
es filed against him and that he was notified by
the Governor's office Monday afternoon of his
According to the information filed with the
court, a state labor department investigator
charged Parker with making the false state-
ments and failure to disclose material facts
when filing for the unemployment benefits from
his defunct loan company position.
The charge involves information given for
the weeks ending December 2, 1989 and May
Parker faces arraignment on the charges in
Circuit Court on May 7.
Gulfs Third Traffic Fatality of '91
A 49-year-old Wewahitchka man has become
Gulf County's third traffic fatality of the year.
Robert George Kinney, 49 was killed in a
one-car crash on Lake Grove Road in Wewa-
hitchka, Sunday afternoon at approximately
7:10 p.m. EDT.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol and
the Gulf County Sheriffs Department, Kinney
lost control of his 1979 Chevrolet pickup truck,
leaving the road on the left side. Apparently, he
over-corrected his vehicle in an attempt to regain
control, veered across the road and struck a
Kinney was in his vehicle alone when the ac-
cident occurred. Investigators said he was not
wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
Troopers D.E. Grice and V.W. Welch investi-
gated the accident.
Funeral services were held yesterday after-
$38,000 In Coke and Cash; 21 Firearms, Seized
A joint investigative operation
by the Gulf County Sheriffs De-
partment, the Port St. Joe Police
Department and the Mexico
Beach Police department, has
succeeded in taking what has
been termed as Gulf County's
"main supplier" of the drug, out
Sheriff Al Harrison and Police
Chief Carl Richter told The Star
they had been conducting a
lengthy investigation of Tommy
Odom, a Port St. Joe pawn shop
operator, in preparation for a raid
against the suspected dealer.
Odom was arrested Friday af-
ternoon, in a synchronized opera-
tion which saw officers from the
three participating branches of
law enforcement swooping down
on Odom's Port St Joe pawn
shop and his St Joe Beach home
at precisely the same moment.
Several pieces of incriminating ev-
idence were recovered at both the
home and the pawn shop and
Odom was taken into custody.
The accused dealer was
charged with possession of co-
caine, possession with intent to
distribute, selling cocaine and
possession of a firearm during
the commission of a felony. Odom
is currently free on $50,000 bail.
The raiding corps of officers
captured Odom at his business
and recovered three ounces of co-
caine. Another ounce of cocaine
was recovered at his home. "He
didn't have it hidden at the pawn
shop," Richter said. "It was in a
sack inside a drawer, where it
would be handy."
Also recovered and confiscat-
ed in the raid were two vehicles, a
1987 Nissan sports car and a
1988 Suzuki recreational vehicle;
21 guns, including a rifle, several
shotguns and handguns. One of
the handguns was equipped with
a silencer. A quantity of cash,
amounting to nearly $13,000 was
Sheriff Harrison said Odom
had a total of nearly a quarter
pound of powder cocaine in his
possession, which is valued at
approximately $25,000 on the
(See COKE on Page 3)
Qualification Opens City Commission Posts
Three seats on the City Commission govern- posts. All have said they will be candidates for
ment of Port St. Joe will be up for election in the re-election.
May 14 primaries this year. The seats for Mayor, The qualifying "window" will be open until
and City Commissioner from Groups I and II will noon, on Wednesday, April 24. Prospective can-
be decided in the primaries, with the winners didates must qualify with the Gulf County Su-
serving two year periods. pervisor of Elections, Cora Sue Robinson, in the
Presently, Frank Pate, Bill Fleming and Ed- Gulf. County Courthouse. Robinson will super-
win Williams are serving in the three elective vise the election.
Guns, cocaine and cash: put these three
together and they spell evidence, in a case
against suspect, Tommy Odom, who was ar-
rested Friday by law enforcement agencies.
Here Port St. Joe Police Chief Carl Richter,
Sheriff Al Harrison and Sheriffs Captain
Jack Davila inspect a stash taken during
Begins A Week of Special Activities
Earth Day, Monday, April 22,
will begin a full week of concen-
tration on activities which will
protect and preserve the environ-
ment of Mother Earth, according
to spokesmen from the City Beau-
tification Committee and the Port
St. Joe/Gulf County Chamber of
Mayor Frank Pate signed a
proclamation, Tuesday, officially
proclaiming the period of special
emphasis in a week-long concen-
tration of protecting Earth and its
Earth Day will start with sort
of a low key emphasis on Mon-
day, but activities are expected to
increase and interest develop dur-
ing the week, leading up to a spe-
cial day of concentrated clean-up
on Saturday, April 27.
During the week, the Gulf
County Recycling officer, Ralph
Rish, will place containers In the
First Union Bank park at Fifth
* Street and Highway 98, to place
an emphasis on recycling. The
county is getting into the busi-
ness of collecting -aluminum,
glass, rubber, oil and plastics for
The containers and the col-
lection of recyclables will be on
public display for the entire week.
On "Clean-Up Day', Satur-
day, April 27, a concentrated pro-
gram of collecting trash through-
out the city by volunteers will be
conducted on an organized basis.
The volunteers are being asked to
report to the park, where they will
be provided with bags and in-
Other activities scheduled for
the special day include a car
wash conducted by the Junior
Achievement class at the Bank
parking lot and a remote broad-
cast by Radio Station WMTO.
Tamara Laine, Chamber of
Commerce executive director, is
handling the Earth Day schedule
for the Beautification Committee
and the Chamber of Commerce.
Tamara Laine and Leigh Helterbran look on as Mayor
Frank Pate signs a document proclaiming Monday, April
22, as "Earth Day" in Port St. Joe.
Linton Puts Gulf TV
On the Hot Seat
Says People Want an Alternative
City Commissioner Johnny Linton told the Board Tuesday
night, "People are dissatisfied with Gulf Cable Television's ser-
vice in Port St. Joe, and they want another firm to come into the
Linton, a long-time critic of the local cable television firm,
waved a sheaf of papers in the air which he said was a petition
containing "about 1,800 signatures" of citizens wanting an alter-
native to Gulf Cable.
'The main objection is that they feel they are paying too
much for what they are getting, and that service is too sporadic
to be acceptable," Linton said. he went on to say that other cable
firms in the vicinity are offering considerably more channels for
their viewers at less or nearly the same costs as Gulf Cable.
Mayor Frank Pate observed, "Anyone can come into the city
and put up a cable television service, but first they must come to
us, put up a performance bond and declare their performance
plans for their customers." The Mayor pointed out that the cable
television franchise was not an exclusive one in Port St. Joe.
Attorney William J. Rish pointed out that prospective firms
need only meet several legal requirements which are designed to
protect the consumer "and they're free to come in if they want to.
(See CABLE TV on Page 3)
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, APRIL18, 1991
Beg Your Pardon |Hunker Down with Kes
Lottery lottery lottery! Everytime you pick up a newspaper
these days another state is considering going into the lottery
business. Here in Florida, we have started fighting over the in-
come ours allegedly brings in and before long, these other states
will be fighting over theirs.
Here in Florida, the boondoggle was sold on the premise that
it would provide heaps of money for the schools. Who can op-
pose something being done for the schools? The only problem
with the system is a major one the schools say they are not
getting that much out of the lottery.
For something to be taking so much of our gross state prod-
uct to produce so little revenue, would be intolerable if it were
anything but a lottery. Our people were sold a bill of goods and
that bill of goods has turned out to be shabby, shop-worn and
priced far, far above value received.
Our governing body spends far too much of its energy trying
to gerrymander the lottery income in a manner where they can
get a larger piece of the pie to manage. Even though the formerly
illegal exercise takes a noticeable chunk out of our state's econo-
my, it gives less than a dribble in return.
Rather than be a model for our neighboring states of Georgia
and Alabama to follow, we should be begging their forgiveness
for exposing them to this shoddy manner of purporting to pro-
vide financing for our schools.
Our state is two-faced. We declare Bingo illegal unless man-
aged by certain entities. It's a jail offense for a fellow to sell num-
bers on the street comer. It's even illegal for our many charities
and organizations to raffle off a shotgun, a turkey, a tank of gas
or an afghan some saintly grandmother has hand-made. It is
against the law to sell the gaggle of raffle tickets sold here every
year, where EVERY dollar is used for a good cause. It ISNT
against the law for our state to sell chances on a million dollars.
Like the poor, deluded citizen who buys lottery expecting to
win the millions of dollars, we poor, deluded citizens of Florida
bought the ticket to educational utopia, only to find out that
there is not much chance of winning the highly publicized prize.
We hope our neighboring states will look before they leap.
You'll get far more school revenue for your state, at less cost to
your citizens, if you just raise taxes by $1.00 per person, per
year. And, you won't have all the side effects the lottery brings to
your people, such as wasted paychecks, false hopes, etc.
We see where the school teachers' union, The American Fed-
eration of Teachers, is coming up again with that old ploy of us-
ing a guilt trick on us to squeeze some more dollars out of the
American public. The ploy this time includes injecting a modi-
cum of wounded pride by claiming that we spend a less amount
on education than most other "advanced countries" The 5.1
percent of our gross domestic product which we spend on edu-
cation, ranks us number 10 of 15 of these advanced nations in
school spending, according to AFT reports.
The "advanced" nations are led by Denmark and Sweden
[some of the most sexually promiscuous "advanced" countries on
earth]. There is our good neighbor- Canada, which can't decide if
it wants to be English or French. There's the Netherlands [the
dope using capital of the civilized world]; Norway, France, Aus-
tria, Belgium and Australia. All of these nations spend more
than we and are listed in order. Those spending less than the
U.S. are Japan[?], Britain, Switzerland and what was West Ger-
First, we take issue with their yardstick of comparison. These
nations may spend more of their gross domestic product, but
how does that equate in numbers of dollars spent per pupil?
How does their gross national product compare, per capital, with
ours? Are we talking about apples and oranges here or lemons
Too, how many of these countries have to compete with
teacher unions? How many kids do they have in their schools?
How many go on to attend college? Why do they continue to
send their brighter students to American schools?
We also wonder how many of these nations have to contend
with school situations where the teacher is fearful of life and
limb from the students because they deny the use of punish-
ment against unruly students?
We have problems in our schools which money won't fix, so
maybe ;the American Federation of Teachers would consider that
problem while their interest in student welfare is burning so
Ode to the IRS...
April 15 it got me to think-
ing about earned income. The
first paying job I ever had was
picking up black walnuts out of
Mrs. Boaz's back yard. The Boazs
were our closest neighbors and
the proud owners of the absolute-
ly biggest walnut tree I have ever
seen. I'd watch that Tarzan pic-
ture show on Saturday afternoon,
then rush home, swing up into
that tree and wait for the good
looking English girl to come along
and fall into the quick sand.
Mrs. Boaz came out the back
door and I knew at a glance she
wasn't the good looking English
girl I'd been waiting to rescue.
And I hate to admit this but
young Tarzan was a tad bit fright-
ened 'cause Mrs. Boaz didn't like
it when we climbed up in "her"
tree. I didn't think it was time for
the "Me Tarzan, You Jane" dia-
I dropped to the ground and
gave her the,best innocent look I
could muster. I also tried to
scrunch down a little so I'd look
younger than the nine years I'd
managed so far. Mrs. Boaz didn't
have scolding on her mind. She
wanted to know if I'd pick up all
the walnuts that had fallen to the
ground. "And I will be glad to pay
Listen, I was just thankful
that I wasn't going to get that lec-
ture on the dangers of climbing
trees. Boy, how lucky old Tarzan
was if he'd a'lived next door to
Mrs. Boaz, he'd would a'had to
swing over to pull the girl out of
the quick sand on grape vines
hanging low to the ground.
I found an old Washington
apple crate and went to gathering
up black walnuts. I worked 'til af-
ter dark. I picked every one of
those things up. Mrs. Boaz gave
me a dime. A dimel It would take
a quarter's worth of soap to get
the black stuff off my hands! And
worse yet, mother broke out some
of that heavy duty soap she'd
made. We didn't have much pum-
Ice lying around so she just used
gravel. I'd worked all afternoon,
my hands were stained for life
and bleeding from the scrubbing
mom gave them, I'd missed sup-
per and had to eat my brown
beans and cornbread cold, I
didn't save the good looking Eng-
lish girl, and all I had to show for
it was a lousy dime.
I didn't even get that much
for my next paying Job. My older
brother was lifeguard at the
swimming pool. The owners
worked out an "arrangement"
with me. They would let me in
free, swim all I wanted to, if peri-
odically I would walk around out
where the sun bathers lay and
pick up the candy wrappers and
empty coke bottles they so care-
lessly tossed about. I didn't mind
the bottles. You ever spend a hot
summer afternoon picking up dis-
carded Payday, Butternut, Holly-
wood, Sugar Daddy, Zag Nut and
Zero candy wrappers? Yulkl That
was over 30 years ago and when I
think about it today my fingers
automatically stick together. The
next summer I was old enough to
work in the little store where the
aforementioned candies were
sold. I was paid 25 cents an hour.
I ate up most of my salary. And I
still had to go around and pick
up the trash.
About the time I -got old
enough to be -a life guard and
earn the 50 cents an hour that
went with it, the pool closed. I
didn't think to draw my unem-
ployment. Instead I went to work
at Tommy Hill's DX Service Sta-
tion. Five dollars a day and all I
had to do was pump gas this
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
By: wesiey R. Ramsey
- .-. .i
The Game Hasn't Changed But the Players Have
% .Y ,,
YOU CAN EXPECT more
than an occasional mention of
baseball from both Kesley and
yours truly from now until mid-
The hard-ball season got un-
derway last Monday and both of
us are more than a little addicted
to baseball. -
Baseball is a man's game and
a boy's game, both in the purest
sense. Boys have played sandlot
baseball ever since the game was
invented by Abner Doubleday.
Men have always played the game
since before the turn of the cen-
tury. I suppose one of the first so-
cial gatherings of modem man
was to form a baseball team.
Baseball is a game of pure
skill.' Football calls for massive
muscle and weight to go along
with its skill. Most basketball
players are your run-of-the-mill
seven-foot semi-giant. Hockey
players are born with no front
teeth. Volleyball players are ad-
dicted to beaches and tennis
players all look good in white
shorts. If you don't look good in
white shorts, forget tennis!
BUT, BASEBALL PLAYERS
come in all sizes, shapes and col-
ors. Fernando Valenzuela is a
classic example of coming in all
shapes. Ted Kluszewski and
Glenn Hubbard are both exam-
ples of players coming in all sizes.
Whitey Ford was as white a
player as you will probably see
and Gerald Perry is probably as
black as you will ever see playing
baseball. But all colors can play
Come to think of it, all colors
of players are equally adept at
acting like cry babies after they
make the big leagues.
One example in particular,
comes to mind. Monday night,
while switching back and forth on
the games on TV, I landed on
ESPN which was making a big
thing over Ricky Henderson hav-
ing a chance to tie for second
place in the all-time rankings of'
base stealing. Ricky got on base
and you would have thought the
astronauts Just opened the door
to the moon capsule to step down
on the lunar surface for the first
'Will Ricky get a steal in this
situation? Let's watch and see if
he ties the record for second
place in this the first game of the
season," said the announcer.
While the announcer was try-
ing to build suspense, it was run-
ning through my mind, "This guy
Ricky Henderson earns over $4
million a year because he is a
good base stealer. This guy is also
crying like a little baby, saying
that $4 mil a year isn't enough.
There is a guy over in Boston,
who chunks the ball at 95 miles
per hour for nine innings, and he
is earning $1.98 more than
Ricky, and he's even complaining.
Ricky wants $1.98 more. He says
It Isn't the money. It's the princi-
pal of the thing.
Well, I'm thinking, "At $4 mil-
lion a year [even though he
thinks he is underpaid] he had
BETTER steal that basel Any
baseball player who can steal $4
million a year from the team own-
er, should be able to steal a base
just any day and in any game he
wants to. And, he had better
want to often!"
"Red" Barber, the respected
veteran sportscaster, said Friday,
"I remember some good base
stealers in years past. But, they
usually stole a base only to help
win a game and not just to work
on setting a record."
THEN, THERE'S this $4 mil-
lion-plus-$1.98 a year baseball
chunker, who thinks his "puny"
salary gives him the right to make
the rules of the game to suit him-
The Oakland A's, Jose Canse-
co. the Miami speedster. is anoth-
er case In point of a spoiled prima
donna who is giving the game a
Jose has made a career of
getting into trouble; has a back
which goes "zingill" for most any
given reason, and a silhouette
even Jose is enamored of. His $4
million a year has probably en-
gendered these habits, since his
younger brother, laboring in the
minors at comparatively starva-
tion wages, would still give his
eye teeth to be where ; brother
Jose is now.
Little brother might change
his attitude if he gets in the big
money side of playing baseball.
I'M GLAD I don't own one of
the major league teams, as much
as I love a good baseball game.
I'm afraid that should I own a
major league team and I had
someone like Canseco, Clemens,
Daryl Strawberry, Ricky Hender-
son or Bobby Bonds come crying
about how much they were mak-
ing. how hard they had to work,
how much they ached after play-
ing all day the day before, and
how they ached for more money, I
would have to say, "No way, Josel
. or Roger. .or Daryl. .or
Ricky not til you start earning
what you get now!"
I remember players like Joe
DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle. Babe
Ruth, Bob Feller, Ted Williams,
Stan Musial, Warren Spahn .
all of whom played the game as
well or better than any of the
present day poor little rich boys.
At one point in time, Mantle com-
manded the highest salary ever
paid to a baseball player-the
princely sum of $125,000 a year.
Even the grunt, who Just
came up from the farm the day
before and still has hay in his col-
lar earns more than that today.
The players have changed ...
the game hasn't. I just hope the
players don't succeed in ruining,
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Teenagers At Home Alone
It all started up North or in California, I think, this thing about
teenagers having wild parties when their parents leave them at
home for the weekend. I've seen several stories of such in movies
and I've always thought, if he were mine I would..... well, his face
wouldn't be arranged the same way that night.
Several weeks ago my wife and I had to travel to Pensacola to
visit my sister who was hospitalized there. At first I thought it
would be a good time to take a "mini-vacation" with the family, but
guess who didn't want to go? Right Our two teenagers.
I quickly decided to leave them at home. After all, we would only
be gone two days and one night. What could two teenagers do in
two days and one night. Besides that, with them at home it would
save me about $200 on food and such. If you know teenagers like I
do then you know they can't get out of the city limits before they are
starving or about to die of thirst or have to go to the bathroom, or
"Are you completely insane?" my wife asked after they had
cheerfully went away. 'You don't really intend to leave them here
without one of us here........ for a whole weekend, do you?"
I told her that was exactly what I intended and I was going to
make it the most miserable weekend of their lives.. What I was going
to do was leave them a list of things to do that would keep a platoon
of Marines busy for a month and insist that they be done....... or
That night I made a list with specific details on what was to be
done and what wasn't to be done. They could riot have a party at
the house, skip work (our daughter has a part-time job), stay up all
night and sleep all day (like they do when we're home), or run off
and get married. You know, simple things that they might forget if
they were not reminded.
A few things they had to do were eat something besides ham-
burgets and french fries and cookies, be in bed by midnight, keep
the house liveable for a herd of goats (at least), and call me every
hour on the hour and the phone bill had better reflect every call
coming from our house. I also informed them that they were not to
call the police if they saw a man following them or watching the
house because it would probably be the private detective I hired to
keep an eye on them.
Our trip to Pensacola was uneventful and my sister was doing
well so we started back home early Sunday afternoon. As we left
Mexico Beach headed to Port St. Joe, I asked my wife, "What condi-
tion do you think we'll find the house in? Do you think any of the
walls will be standing?" 'Yes," she replied, "someone would have
called us if anything had happened." I didn't share her optimism.
-I knew something was wrong the minute I saw the house. The
roof was still on and the grass had been cut, and cutting grass
wasn't on my list As we carefully approached the house I noticed
my truck had been washed and cleaned out and I didn't notice any
When we opened the door and walked through the house, I felt
faint. The inside of the house was as clean as I had ever seen it. The
floor was clean, the beds were made and there wasn't a dirty dish in
sight Someone had even dusted the furniture and, you won't be-
lieve it but there wasn't one single glass or plate in the denl
A close inspection of our teenagers indicated that both were in
good health, both mentally and physically. The list I left was
checked off, so apparently doing the work didn't leave any physical
or mental scars. I was dumbfounded, to say the least!
I have never been happier or more proud of my children as I
was at that moment After thinking about it at length, however, I've
decided that I'm going to find that body, if it takes me a lifetime. I
know their s one buried around there somewhere
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, April 18, 1991 PAGE 3A
Dead Lakes Site of Wewa Earth Day Program
The Wewahitchka Woman's
Club will be participating with
Florida Park Service personnel at
Dead Lakes State Recreational
Area to observe Earth Day with a
celebration' Saturday. The affair
will begin at 9:00 a.m., and con-
tinue until 3:00 p.m., CDT.
The first Earth Day was cele-
brated 21 years ago and focused
on pollution problems and need-
less destruction of forests, wildlife
and waters. That will still be the
theme Saturday, as the Dead
Lakes celebration calls attention
to those same problems.
Saturday's celebration will be
the second annual Earth Day fes-
tival held at the Dead Lakes Rec-
reation Area and the second year
of a cooperative effort by the We-
wahitchka Woman's Club and
State Park personnel. Earth Day
is one of the many Woman's Club
support projects. The club used
earnings from last year's festival
to reconstruct a large picnic pa-
billion at the park which was de-
stroyed by hurricane "Kate" in
On hand for Saturday's activ-
ities will be entertainment, music,
food and fun for everyone.
Events such as environmen-
tal poster contest, 1K run [ages
0-12], mini flea market, crafts,
Creek Indian story dancers,
dunking booth, relay races, egg
toss, sack race, ring toss, fish
pond, blind man's walk, wheel of
fortune, beanbag throw, prizes,
Smokey the Bear, tree give-away,
hot dogs, hamburgers, soft
drinks, popcorn and baked
goods, will be available to Festival
Live music will be provided
The festival will be held at the
Dead Lakes Recreational Area
which is located one mile north of
Wewahitchka, off State Road 71.
Just follow the signs.
Admission is free and the cel-
ebration is open to everyone.
Mexico Beach Observing Earth Day Next Monday
In observance of Earth Day,
Mexico Beach will have a city-
wide clean up starting at City
Hall, Monday, April 22, at 9:00
a.m. All citizens are urged to par-
ticipate by yard clean up and by
discarding any unwanted articles
such as furniture, appliances,
tires, batteries, etc. Place on
right-of-way for City pickups on
Tuesday and Wednesdays. If as-
sistance is needed in removing
any articles, call City Hall (648-
5700) and a City worker will be
glad to assist you.
CIPS and AARP will be taking
part all week in Earth Day clean
CIP-Regular meeting at City
Hall is Tuesday, April 23, 9:00
a.m. The participants will leave
from City Hall and clean Highway
98 from Toucans to the Gulf
County line and 386 loop (15th
Street to Overstreet cut off).
AARP-Members will be, as
always, cleaning up the beach
from the canal to the Gulf County
Any help is wanted and need-
ed by CIPS and AARP on these
programs. If you desire to partici-
pate, call any member of CIPS or
AARP'for time and place.
College Counseling Meeting CT Student of the Week
Parents and students of Port
St. Joe High School are reminded
of the Gulf County College Coun-
seling Project meeting tonight,
Thursday, April 18th. This meet-
ing will be held in the commons
area of the high school at 7:00
p.m. Tonight's gathering will be
the last opportunity this school
year for parents to earn participa-
tion points for their students) in
The program planned for this
evening will feature Port St. Joe
The Department of Health
and Rehabilitative Services (HRS),
District Two, is planning a series
of town meetings to get comments
from the public on the Fiscal Year
1991-1993 Legislative Budget Re-
The meeting for citizens of
Gulf County will be held in Port
St. Joe at the Gulf County Court-
house from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on
The public is cordially invited.
to attend and present comments
Anyone with questions may
contact Norton Kilbourn at 904/
past, present, and future college
students. These participants will
answer questions and share their
college experiences. Topics to be
discussed include how to prepare
for college, how to decide where
to go to college, and how to suc-
ceed once you get there.
Port St Joe police arrested
Verline Franklin Briggs, 312 Main
Street Saturday, and charged her
with aggravated battery, accord-
ing to Police Lieutenant Jeff Du-
According to the police re-
port, Briggs got into an argument
with John Henry Robinson, 179
Avenue C at about 9:30 p.m. Rob-
inson turned to walk away .and
Briggs allegedly broke a quart
beer bottle and stabbed Robinson
in the upper left arm and upper
right back. Robinson was treated
at the scene by Emergency Medi-
cal Technicians and transported-
to Gulf Pines Hospital for treat-
Briggs was arrested and
charged with aggravated battery
and transported to Gulf County
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Kesley Port St. Joe Police patrolman
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Troy Simmons arrested a ueorgi
juvenile last week, and held hli
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,was going to be my easiest job.
Son, I didn't know diddley about
,service stationing. I was low man
,on the, totem pole. Mr. Tommy
pumped the gas, I washed cars
.and fixed flats. It seemed like eve-
ry morning some farmer from the
Trezvant bottom area came in
with a flat. rear tire on his old 180
Farmall. That was half a day's job
right there if the owner gave me a
'hand. But Tommy ,was a great
guy, he kept a rubber spider in
his drink box and he'carried that
light bulb that .would come on
'when he stuck it to his shirt
pocket Fringe benefits.
t I hauled hay for a penny a
bale. You put up 400 bales, you
made four bucks. At'our 20 year
class 'reunion a' while back,' It
dawned on us that we didn't get
but a half a cent a bale. We were
handling it twice; once in the field
and once at the barn; We
should'a formed a union.
Me aind. Ricky Gene 'found
some old empty Hadacol bottles
and went into business for our-
selves. We filled'em up down at
Sugar Creek, added a little, mud
for color and went door to
Meager wages, but they were
all mine: No W-2's, no "1040's.
,Mrs. Boaz didn't withhold any-
thing from my dime. I thanked
her years later by not selling her
but backed out on their intentions," Rish said.
Linton asked if it was agreeable to the Board for him to pur-
sue securing another cable firm for the city. Mayor Pate told Lin-
ton he had their blessings, "so long as the firm proves to be reli-
able and responsible."
WOOD WANTS RECREATION DIRECTOR
Commissioner Bill Woods said he had requests from people
wishing to activate a girls' softball league arid they were wanting
time on a designated ball field in the city to operate the league
and play their games.
Wood said, "What we really need is a recreation director to
coordinate these matters. I feel a director would pay his own way
in fees and such for activities under a guided program. I would
like to pursue the matter," he said.
Mayor Pate advised Wood to approach the school system for
participation in such a program. Commissioner Edwin Williams
offered the information that a trained recreation director would
cost a minimum of "about $21,000 a year."
Wpod is going to explore the matter and see what the possi-
bilities are. W
APPROVE SUMMER WATER RATES
Summer water and sewer rates will go into effect with billing
for the May service, after actions by the Board Tuesday night.
Clerk Alden Farris said the City has historically offered sum-
mer rates beginning with the month of May and continuing
through September usage. The summer rates average out sewer
charges for the year and bill the customer for his average
useage, rather than bill a percentage of water used for sewer ser-
vices, as they do the remainder of the year.
The reason for summer rates is that customers use more wa-
ter in the summer months, but don't necessarily empty their
spent water into the sewage system.
In other business matters, the Commission:
-Accepted an estimate from Smith and Gillespie, Engineers,
to provide a drainage plan as now required by law, for a sum not
to exceed $15,000.
.-Received notification from the state of Florida that there
would be no grant money to provide revisions to the Comprehen-
sive'Plan as stipulated by the Department of Community Affairs,
until the plan has been accepted. The grant will then be based
on the merits of the situation.
Year In and Year Out You Will.Do Well With
Darrell Linton, 17, is a senior
at Port St. Joe High School partic-
ipating In the DCT program. His
job assignment has been to Joe
Joe's Pizza where he delivers the
Italians delicacies for supervisor
Mary Capuano. After high school,
Darrell plans on attending col-
He is the son of Johnny and
Sonya Linton of Port St. Joe.
for his parents to come pick him
The youth was arrested at
11:45 p.m., last Thursday, when
the male juvenile wrecked the car
he was driving at the Highway 98
and Monument Avenue intersec-
tion near the First United Metho-
The youth was suspected of
being in possession of a con-
trolled substance found in the ve-
hicle. He was charged with willful
and wanton dreckless driving.
The youth is a resident of Bu-
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Chief Richter said, "I feel our
operation has taken down the
biggest pipeline for cocaine into
Gulf County and Mexico Beach.
We feel he has been supplying the
smaller dealers throughout the
Sheriff Harrison said, "Over
the past several weeks, we have
made several attempts to infil-
trate Odom's operation. I'm glad
we were finally able to put that
dealer out of business."
FACES STIFF PENALTY
Odom faces a mimimum
mandatory sentence of three
years in prison with no parole on
the cocaine charges and an addi-
tional three years minimum man-
datory sentence for possession of
a firearm during the commission
of a felony. In addition, he faces a
minimum fine of $50,000.
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PAGE 4A ITHE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, April 18, 1991
Taylor Giving Seminar
About Children at LABC
Yard of the Month
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Fowler's
yard at 2000 Long Avenue was
chosen Yard of the Month by
members of the Civic Beautifica-
Residents are reminded to
spruce up their yards. Their's
could be chosen next.
Shown in the photograph are
Morgan Griffis, granddaughter of
the Fowlers, and Leslie Griffin,
Morgan's friend. Both the young
ladies are willing helpers with
Sea Oats Elects Officers
Sea Oats and Dunes Garden
Club met April 9th at the Beach-
es Fire House community room. A
program on "Caring for Lawns"
was presented by Roy Lee Carter,
County Extension Agent from
Port St. Joe. Refreshments were
served by member hostesses.
A business meeting followed
with reports of the successful
bake and white elephant sale.
The proceeds will cover the
$300.00 scholarship award that
will be presented in May. The re-
cipient will be chosen from appli-
cants from Port St. Joe High
School who wants to use it to fur-
ther their education in a related
field of horticulture or environ-
An election of new officers for
the coming year were held with
the following members elected to
It's A Boy!
Donna and David Jones have -
announced the birth of a son,
Kyle Edward, born January 24 at
Gulf Coast Hospital. He weighed
5 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18
Grandparents are Kenneth
and Jenny Home of Port St. Joe
and, Fern and Bob Wilson of Mex-
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Golden Discount Jewelers
324 Reid Ave.
229-6312 Port St. Joe
President-Susie Pippin; First
Vice President-Stephanie Rich-
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Boykin an-
nounce the final wedding plans of
their daughter, LaDonna to Brad
Price. The wedding will take place
at the First Baptist Church in
Port St. Joe on Saturday, April
27, at 3:00 p.m.
Candace Nicole Branch
Candace Is Three!
Candace Nicole Branch was
three years old on Tuesday, April
16. She celebrated her birthday
on Sunday, April 14, with a Sesa-
me Street party at her home. She
received a lot of nice gifts.
There to help Candace cele-
brate were her family and friends:
Mama and Daddy; Nanny Nadine
and Nanny Christine; Paw Paw
Goober;, her aunts and uncles,
Charles Branch, Betty Ann Yon,
Jackie, Teresa Dunlap; her cou-
sins, Amy and Alison Kennedy,
Barbara, Tim Kennedy; her
friends, Donna and Krista Parker,
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Bishop.
Candace is the daughter of
Robert and Cindy Branch. She is
the granddaughter of Hildridge
and Christine Dunlap, Billy and
Nadine Branch, all of Port St.
2509 East 15th Street
.Panama City, FL 32405
f0 (904) 785-5261
,J St. Joe
Saturday, April 20
Photographer will be taking pictures from
7 to 10 p.m. at the Centennial Building.
Come Early and Avoid the Rush!
SHIPES STUDIO will offer photographic packages to the
Prom couples on a PRE-PAY program.
Have one made by yourself for your parents.
-Please no more than 4 people in the picture.-
ardson; Second Vice President-
Frances Clemons;. Secretary-Betty
Chancellor; Treasurer-Veta Con-
The May meeting will be held
a week early, May 7th, with a sal-
ad luncheon at Rella Wexler's
home on the beach at Mexico
Beach at 11 a.m. CT. Members
are to wear a decorated hat, bring
a salad to share and silver ware.
Don't forget, May 7th.
Bridge Game to
A benefit bridge game will be
held Saturday, April 27 at 2:00
p.m. at St. Joseph Bay Country
Club. All proceeds will benefit the
American Cancer Society. Dona-
tions are $5.00. For more infor-
mation, call 229-8882 or 227-
All proceeds, memorials and
donations given in Gulf County'
stay in the county. .
If you need or would like
more information about the
American Cancer society, you
may call their toll free hot line at
AARP to Meet
Mexico Beach AARP, Chapter
#4325, will conduct their monthly
meeting on Friday, April 19, at
1:00 p.m. CDT. The meeting will
be held at the Mexico Beach Fire
Hall. The guest speaker will be
Jerry Stokoe, agent for the Senior
Citizens of Gulf County. He will
be discussing what the Associa-
tion has to offer.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
will offer a special seminar on
Wednesday, April 24 from 6:00 -
8:30 p.m. for all parents of chil-
dren (birth to 11 years) and on
Thursday, April 25 from 6:00
p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for all parents
of youth (11 years to high school
graduation). The seminars will be
held each evening in the Family
Life Center at the church.
The seminars will be conduct-
ed by Dr. Bob Taylor, Youth Min-
istry Consultant-at-large from
Dr. Taylor was Youth Ministry
Coordinator for the Southern
Baptist Sunday School Board for
over 11 years. He has served as
youth minister in churches for a
number of years before working
at the Sunday School Board.
Dr. Taylor leads seminars for
parents of youth workers in
churches all across the United
States on a full-time basis. He av-
erages being in approximately
115 different churches each year.
During the seminar at Long Ave-
nue Baptist Church, Bob will dis-
cuss such topics as long-range
results of different parenting
styles and techniques, how we
can revise parent approaches and
tips on evaluating parenting expe-
rience. In addition, Bob's relaxed,
informal style will allow plenty of
time for questions and discus-
The seminar is for ALL par-
ents of preschoolers/children and
parents of youth. It is for those
parents for whom parenting is a
positive, fulfilling and happy ex-
perience. And it will be equally
helpful for those parents for
whom parenting is stressful and
difficult. It is for single parents as
well as husband/wife couples.
Don't miss this positive, help-
ful, practical seminar at Long Av-
enue Baptist Church on Wednes-
day, April 24 (for parents of
It's A Girl!
Greg and Jerrie Todd, of Mex-
ico Beach, have announced the
birth of a daughter, Meredith
Lyndsey on April 10. She arrived
weighing 8 pounds, 1 3/4 ounces
and was 21 inches long.
Grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. John E. Lewis, and Red and
Rita Todd, all of Port St. Joe.
Great grandparents are Annie
Todd of Port St. Joe, and Lucy
Mae Abbott of Blountstown..
Meredith was welcomed home
by her big sister, Megan, who is
three years old.
It's A Girl!
Curtis and Bobbie Alsobrook
are the proud parents of Stepha-
nie Sheree, born March 23 at
Gulf Coast Hospital. She weighed
8 pounds, 10 ounces.
Stephanie was welcomed
home by her sister, Tiffany Ann,
Grandparents are Willard and
Dorothy Alsobrook of White City,
and Bobby and Nancy Rentz of
Hortense, Georgia. Great grand-
parents are Rossle Widner of Mar-
ianna and Helen Strickland of
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youth) from 6:00 8:30 p.m. each
Supper will be provided at
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$3.00 for adults and $2.00 for
children. Call the church office
(229-8691) to make reservations
by no later than Monday, April
22. Child care will be provided
The public is cordially invited
to attend this very practical pa-
renting seminar for parents of
children and parents of youth
April 24 and 25 at Long Avenue
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THE STAR PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, April 18, 1991
Spring Fling Raises Over $600
There will be a Spring Carni-
val at Faith Christian School, 801
20th Street, on Friday, April
19th, from 4:00 until approxi-
mately 8:00 p.m. There will be
games and food from 4:00 p.m.
until 6:30 p.m. This year will be a
'Wild West Bonanza". The auction
begins at 7:00 p.m. There will be
all kinds of items available at un-
believable prices. Many of the
Port St. Joe and Apalachicola
merchants have donated items
for this event.
Games, food and fellowship
for all ages are the main attrac-
tions. There will be a fishing
booth, duck pond, Pepsi-toss,
basketball throw, putt putt golf
and art balloons. Win a gold fish
with a ping-pong ball throw
There will be a country store with
toys, knick-knacks, kitchen
items, jellies, jams, books,
canned goods, dishes and plants.
There will also be pony rides for
the children. There will also be a
picture booth with photos of stu-
dents and teachers, then and
Plan to have chili, and hot
dogs along with popcorn and
cokes. Baked goods will also be
Bring the entire family to en-
joy the games and the fun time
atmosphere. Don't forget the auc-
tion at 7:00 p.m.
There will also be an opportu-
nity for parents to register their
children for next year. Remember
to register as soon as possible...
the younger grades really fill up
Wfld West Bonanza at Fc... Chiistian
tribute, purchased, we the Pro-
ject Graduation committee shout
a big "Thank You I"
Also, you are reminded the
next Project Graduation meeting
will be held Tuesday, April 23 at
6:30 p.m. at the high school.
Starting April 30, all meetings
will be held at the Centennial
Building at 6:30 p.m. to begin
decorating for the big blow-out.
Check the board outside of the
high school for meeting dates.
& All the Workers
The First Union Park at the
intersection of Highways 98 and
71 was the starting point for the
Sixth Annual Gold Cup Apalachi-
cola Road Race for antique cars
this past Saturday. In the photo-
graph above left, winners of the
three divisions of the show are
shown. Receiving the Ladies'
Choice Award was Fritz Lammers,
left, with a 1965 Ford Mustang;
Mayor's Award, Betty Porter with
a 1927 Star Model M and the
Chamber of Commerce Award,
Marvin Hetrick with a 1958 Chev-
rolet Impala which is shown in
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Report on Activities
Jim Belin wears several hats
at Port St. Joe High School, and
he reported the progress of three
of his charges before the Kiwanis
I Among his several jobs, Belin
is Key Club sponsor, coach of the
Shark golf team and director of
the Diversified Cooperative
In reporting on progress be-
ing made in the Key Club, Belin
said the service club is presently
recruiting new members for next
year. "The club is open to boys of
high school age, and we're look-
ing ahead to next year with our
recruiting," he said.
The Key Club is beginning to
function just like an adult service
club, Belin said, with periodic
programs for their dinner meeting
and adopting several community
and school projects to accomplish
during the school year.
The Port St. Joe Key Club has
been voted the Key Club of the
Year in the District.
The golf team is one of Belin's
prides. "We have won seven and
lost two matches during the sea-
son," Belin said, playing in a
league consisting of the Panama
City schools and other large
schools in the Panhandle. "Our
first four are all shooting in the
low 40's for nine holes, with three
of the players scoring in the 30's
twice this year.
Belin said the team is getting
ready for the district play next
Monday. Their next game is this
afternoon, playing the Panama
City schools on the Tyndall Air
Force Base course.
St. Joseph Bay Country Club
professional, Bubba Patrick as-
sists Belin with the team.
The speaker said his DCT
class has 2'0 students enrolled
this year, and working in the
business community of Port St.
Belin said the students go to
school a half day and work a half
day, with grading being done on
both portions of their day. 'We try
to place all our DCT students 'on
a job, if they don't already have
one," Belin said.
The speaker, a graduate of
Port St. Joe High School, said he
was proud to be a graduate and
was glad to report that the school
is a good system. "Even though
we have a good school here, we're
constantly trying to improve," he
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Once again the people of Gulf
County have come through for
Project Graduation, making our
Spring Fling a huge success. We
collected over $600 to go toward
our all night, drug free/alcohol
free party for graduating seniors
at Port St. Joe High School.
It seems so inadequate to
simply say thank you for so much
help, but along with the thanks
you can carry the thought that
you made it possible for a gradu-
ate to go to college or even more,
you may have saved a life.
To all who participated, con-
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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, April18, 1991
Two Win Regional Honors
Wewahitchka First Baptist
Church is pleased to announce
that Amy Waldorff and Leah Mad-
dox, Wewahitchka High School
seniors, brought home regional
honors in the State Solo Competi-
tion sponsored by the Church
Music Department of the Florida
Baptist Convention held at Stet-
son University, DeLand, on April
Amy, playing People Need the
Lord and Chopin's Fantasie Im-
promptu on the piano, won first
place for the Northwest Region.
Leah, playing My Tribute and
Two Dances by Tchaikovsky with
her flute, won second place for
the Northwest Region.
Participants in the State Solo
Competition must first qualify at
the associational level which is
comprised of Southern Baptist
Churches in Bay, Gulf and
Franklin counties. Then they
must be recommended by the as-
sociational music director for
state competition. By winning
first and second place in the re-
gion, Amy and Leah are eligible
for free tuition to Youth Music
Camp at Lake Yale Baptist As-
sembly, Harmony Bay Youth Mu-
sic Camp at Blue Springs Baptist
Assembly or to All-State Youth
Choir and Orchestra which will
be touring for 10 days in June
with the high point of the tour be-
ing a performance at Ridgecrest
Baptist Assembly in North Caroli-
na during Church Music Week.
The State Solo Competition is
open each year to high school
juniors and seniors who are ac-
tive members of churches affiliat-
ed with the Florida Baptist Con-
vention. It is an opportunity for
vocal soloists, pianists, organists
and instrumentalists to win $500
to apply toward tuition and fees
at Florida colleges or $1500
scholarships to Stetson Universi-
ty or Palm Beach Atlantic College
in addition to the tuition to the
various state music camps or to
All-State Youth Choir and Oir-
And Save A Bundle On Your
Yard Care Equipment at SEARS
City public work crews were busy this uled to be paved during the next few
week repairing suspected problem areas in months. In the photo shown here, work is
the sewage collection system, where the underway at a problem spot on Long Ave-
mains run under streets which are sched- nue, between Seventh and Eighth Streets.
Register for Pre-K Program
Preschool registration for the
1991-92 Prekindergarten Early
Intervention Program will begin
April 25 for the Gulf District
School children. Registration
sites will be the Kids Instruction-
al Day Service (K.I.D.S.) in Port
St Joe and Wewahitchka. Chil-
dren who will be four years of age
on or before September I are eli-
gible to register. Preschool classes
Mary Frances (Fran) Watson,
56, of White City, died Monday,
April 1, in Tallahassee' Memorial
Regional Medical Center. Mrs.
Watson was a homemaker and a
long time resident of White City.
She was a member of White City
.Shey-wssurvived by her hus-
banK Curtis-Watson of White:
City; her mother; Mary Moody of ,-
Port St. Joe; five sons, James
Donald Watson of Eustis, David
Lloyd Watson of Ocala, William
Thomas Watson of Port St. Joe,
Terry Curtis Watson of Highland
View, and John Wayne Watson of
Tallahassee; and 11 grandchil-
Graveside" funeral services
were held April 4 at the family
plot at Holly Hill Cemetery with
the Rev. William Smith officiating.
Gilmore Funeral Home was in
charge of final arrangements.
of the Arts Slated
The 23rd annual Spring Festi-
val of the Arts, sponsored by the
Panama City Junior Women's
Club, will take place May 4-5 in
historic McKenzie Park, down-
town Panama City.
The two-day festival will fea-
ture arts and crafts shows by
both professional and amateur
artists, live entertainment, chil-
dren's activities and a variety of
Admission to the festival is
free and the public is urged to at-
tend and help salute the artists
from the Southeast.
will begin August 14.
Parents who meet the Florida
income eligibility guidelines for
free -lunches can qualify their
child for the program at no
charge. Private preschool pro-
gramming at reasonable rates is
also available if parents do not
meet these guidelines. A physical,
up-to-date immunization record,
birth certificate, and social secur-
ity number must be provided for
each preschooler registering for
The Gulf Prekindergarten Pro-
gram is operated cooperatively
between the Gulf District School
Board and the Kids Instructional
Day Service. Quality preschool
education is offered at the
K.I.D.S. Center in Port St. Joe at
309 Williams Avenue and at the
K.I.D.S. Center located at the We-
wahitchka Elementary Main
Street Site. Enrollment is limit-
ed. Call K.I.D.S. in Port St. Joe at
227-7440 or 639-2959 for more
The V.F.W. held a "Voice of
Democracy essay contest last fall
at Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe
high schools. Winning first place
at Wewahitchka was Andy Rutter.
Second place went to Angela St.
Clair and third was Heather Whit-
field. At Port St. Joe High School,
Chris Robinson. Kristen Suit and
Donna Swatts placed second and
third, respectively. The winners at
both area schools were presented
with awards by James Dumas,
chairman of Post 10069 V.F.W.
Scholar by USAA
The United States Achieve-
ment Academy has announced
that Heather Fields has been
named an All-American Scholar.
The USAA has established the
All-American Scholar Award Pro-
gram in order to offer deserved
recognition to superior students
who excel in the Academic disci-
plines. The All-American Scholars
must earn a 3.3 or better grade
point average. Only Scholars se-
lected by a school instructor,
counselor, or other qualified
sponsor are accepted. These
scholars are also eligible for other
awards given by the USAA.
Heather, who attends Port St.
Joe High School, was nominated
for this National Award by Carol
The nominee will appear in
the All-American Scholar Directo-
ry, which is published nationally.
Heather is the daughter of
Walter and Desda Fields. Her
grandparents are A.E. and Mar-
garet Harper of Port St. Joe, and
Charles and Gena Shannon of
Montgomery, Alabama. '
Residents of Bay St. Joseph
Care Center were entertained by
the V.F.W. Order of the Cooties
on Saturday. The V.F.W. from
Panama City brings their talents
each quarter of the year to bring
a little cheer and fellowship that
is so necessary to all human be-
.Besides good nursing care,
it's a proven fact the body will not
heal if a person does not have a
reason to live. Volunteers give the
ailing a reason to live. Of faith,
hope, love and charity, the great-
est of all is love.
227-1151 Port St. Joe
A beautiful spotted white
male puppy last Friday
evening. Call 648-5849 to
claim. Leave answer on
machine, we will return
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you will enjoy on your new tire.
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, April 18, 1991
SWilliam Lewis Wins State Weightlifting 181 Lb. Class
William Lewis of Port St. Joe
High School captured the class
AA state title in the 181 pound
classification at the state weight-
lifting tournament held this past
weekend in Englewood at Lemon
Bay High School. The senior lift-
er, in his second year of competi-
tive lifting, won the title with a
bench press of 335 and a clean
and jerk of 210 pounds for a total
of 545. His first place finish, Cal-
vin Pryor's third and Roy Camp-
bell's fourth place helped Port St.
Joe to a sixth-place point total of
14 and a tie with Crystal River.
Interlaclien won the team ti-
tle with 30 points with Alachua
Santa Fe finishing second with
22, Wakulla 16, Nease 17 and
South Sumter 15 1/2.
Six other Port St. Joe lifters
had qualified for the state compe-
tition: four seniors Chris Rober-
son, Roy Campbell, Paul Joiner,
Darrell Tull, and juniors Calvin
Pryor and Perez Davis.
Individual results are shown
in the table below.
Chris Roberson ............................. 280
W illiam Lewis ..................................335
Roy Cam pbell.................................315
Paul Joiner.................................... 295
Darrell Tull.................................... 335
Calvin Pryor .................................. 400
Perez Davis.................................... 350
& Jerk Tot.
If you think she was
pretty and mean then,
you ought to see her
Happy 16th Birthday
Mom and Aunt Maggie
The Health Science Division
of Gulf Coast Community College
is now accepting applications for
the following fall 1991 programs:
Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene,
Emergency Medical Technician
The application process for
these careers should be complet-
ed as soon as possible for any re-
mediation requirements over the
For additional information,
contact Courtney Brooks at 769-
1551, ext. 5844.
By: Richard Miller
*Auto manufacturers are work-
ing on producing cars that can
,be recycled. Trouble is, cars are
made of so many different ma-
terials, it's hard to separate
them for recycling.
*New tire codes this year indi-
cate whether a tire is made for
passenger cars, its width in mil-
limeters, the ratio of sidewall
height to width of tire, whether
it's a radial, and its diameter in
inches. Performance tires have
new speed and load ratings.
*Headlights in the daytime?
Yes, if visibility is poor. It helps
other drivers see you. Some
states now mandate headlights
any time there's enough rain to
use your windshield wipers.
*Clutch problems on a manual-
transmission car usually tele-
graph their presence before
they become severe. See your
mechanic at the first sign of
*Spotting from acid rain accel-
erates corrosion of metal.
Now's the time to get your car
really clean to protect the fin-
*New-Used Cars: Now's the
time to test-drive a good-looking
new (or late-model used) car at
118 Market Street
Service and Sales
1991 WEIGHTLIFTERS: Seated, from left: Jamaail Fenn, Mike Hathaway and Chris Butler.
Norris, Josh Bateman, Eric Monteiro, Matt Roberson and J.J. Gain- Standing, from left: Perez Davis, Jeremy Tull, Paul Joiner, Roy
er. Kneeling, from left: Vic Sellers, Tappan Gandy, Robert Williams, Campbell, Chris Roberson, Darrell Tull, William Lewis, Davy Young,
Deon Joseph, Charlie Taylor, Sandy Quinn, Randy Smith, Jason Calvin Pryor and Coach Wes Taylor.
Craig Myers Signs
To Play for GCCC
Gulf Coast Community College basketball coach, Rob
Jenkins, welcomes Craig Myers of Wewahitchka, to the
school. Craig will be a member of the-Commodores' squad
The Mexico B6ach Chamber
of Commerce Ling Tournament is
now underway and will be contin-
uing until May 11th. There is still
plenty of time left for you to sign
up and try your luck for cash
As of April 14th, the catego-
ries were as follows:
Ralph Thrasher holds first
place for spanish mackerel with a
4.82 pounder. Ken Tharpe of Port
St. Joe is in second place with a
4.02 pounder. Richard Walker is
holding first place with a 3.79
pound flounder. There has not
been a second placer as of yet.
Nancy Arunakul of Marianna is in
first place with a 18.10 pound red
snapper. Brad Timmons is hold-
irng second place with. a 14.68
pounder. To date, no fish have
been caught in the ling, whiting,
or black grouper divisions.
Kids, 12 years and under, will
be trying their luck on Saturday,
May 11th at the city docks from
10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
An awards presentation will
take place Saturday, May 11th at
the canal park at Mexico Beach.
There will be one winner reported
per species only. The official
weigh master is Ms. Bennie Hunt-
er at the Shell Shack, Mexico
April 1 -
Craig Myers, 6'5', 190 pound
forward for the Wewahitchka Ga-
tor basketball team, signed an
agreement to play basketball for
the Gulf Coast College Commo-
Myers scored an average of
22 points per game as a junior for
the Gators and pulled an average
of 17 rebounds per game, as the
Gators had a good year last sea-
son. According to Gator coach,
John Franzese, Myers was ineligi-
ble to play for the Gators during
his senior year. His birthdate fell
two days prior to the beginning of
the basketball, making him too
old to play under Florida High
School Athletic Association rules.
Jenkins said, "Craig is capa-
ble of being competitive on a col-
lege level at Gulf Coast."
Rob Jenkins, new GCCC bas-
ketball coach, was present for the
signing Monday and said the
school and the team was pleased
to have Myers coming to Panama
City and being a Commodore next
Myers is the son of Inez
Myers of Wewahitchka.
We've Got The
In Our Hands
April 22, 1991
Adopt your street
Adopt your school
Adopt a highway
Adopt your park
Plant a tree
This world-class message
is sponsored by The Star.
Doc Whitfield Road
Ling Tournament at Mexico Beach
Commodity Distribution in Wewahitch-
County Meets with DCA at 9:00 a.m. to
discuss the Comprehensive Plan
April 20 Earth Day Festival in Wewahitchka
April 22 Earth Day
Civic Beautification Meeting 5:15 p.m.
at Telephone Company conference
April 23 Project Graduation meeting at PSJHS
April 27 Spring Clean Up Day in conjunction
with Earth Day 10 a.m. First Union
April 29 Town Meeting, Gulf County Court-
house, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with HRS offi-
Anyone having community events should call
227-1278 to have them listed on the calendar.
Larry and Caroline, the owners
of The Rainbow Inn and Marina
in Apalachicola, are
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"A little out of the way but well worth it"
*New hours starting April 16*
Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., & Sat.. 5:00 til 10:00
S 4TC 4/18-5/9/91
announce their recent very
friendly takeover of The Frog Lev-
el Oyster Bar, now known as
They hope to continue in the
same tradition and to make some
interesting new contributions.
Stop in and say Hi.
Next to The Rainbow on
Kiwanis Charity 4-Man Select
Shot Golf Tournament
Saturday, April 20
St. Joseph's Bay Country Club
Choose your own team. Men, women, and
students welcome. The tournament will be limit-
ed to 18 teams.
Entry fee is $30.00 per player or your busi-
ness may sponsor a team. Fee includes greens
fee and cart.
Send team,. list of players and handicaps
along with entry fee to Steve Richardson, Box
910, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 or give them to
Len "Bubba" Patrick at St. Joseph's Bay Country
Teams may have three players with a handi-
cap of 1-18 but no more than one player with a
handicap from 1-12.
First Prize will be 4 $50.00 gift certificates.
Second Prize will be 4 $40.00 gift certifi-
Third Prize will
be 4 $25.00 gift certifi-
are good at any merchant in
Donation: $30.00 per player
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THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR OF EVENTS
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, April 18, 1991
Sharks Sweep Three Wins
Host District Tournament Next Week
Shark first baseman Bobby Nobles is ready for a pick-off from
the pitcher as Matthew Birmingham plays off first.
Golfers Win Matches
To Play In District Monday
Last Thursday, the varsity
golf team of Port St. Joe High
School defeated Rutherford and
Bay at St. Joseph Bay Country
Club. St. Joe shot a team score of
174 followed by Rutherford 184
and Bay High's 190. Team scor-
ers were Norton Arrant 40, Chad
Arrant and Brad Buzzett 43 each,
and Andy Smith 48.
Friday, the Sharks again
played at home defeating the Wa-
kulla War Eagles. The Sharks
165 blasted Wakulla 235. Low
medalists were Brad Buzzett 39,
Chad Arrant 41. Norton Arrant
42, and Andy Smith 43.
Monday, the Sharks' played
host to Sneads at Chattahoochee.
The Sharks continued to lower
their team score by shooting a
162. Sneads challenged with a
217. Low scores Andy Smith 39,
Norton and Chad Arrant 40 each,
and Jason White brought around
the seasons low of 43. This
brings the Sharks to 7 wins, 2
losses, and 1 tie.
Next Monday the Sharks will
play in the District 2 Golf Tourna-
ment. This-year Killeamr Country
Club in Tallahassee is the host.
The Sharks will leave Sunday for
an afternoon practice round to
warm up for Monday's contest. To
date, here are the Sharks' stroke
averages for nine holes: Norton
Arrant 40.1, Brad Buzzett 42.2,
Chad Arrant 42.8, Andy Smith
43.3, Jason White 48.1, Brad Le-
mieux 51.0, and Jamie Bateman
Gators Take Two
WEWA4, PCCS 3
Denny McGlon scattered
eight hits, struck out nine and
walked only two as the Gators
edged the Panama City Christian
School Crusaders Saturday after-
noon, for a District 3-1A victory.
It was McGlon's fourth win
against three losses for the sea-
Mike Ward and Matthew
Birmingham rapped doubles to
provide the big blows for the Ga-
tors. Birmingham also had a sin-
gle and drove in a run.
Mike Yarrell singled twice in
The Gulf County schools have
announced the lunch menu for
the week. Due to the availability
of certain foods, menus may
Monday, April 22 taco, let-
tuce, tomato, pinto beans, milk
Tuesday, April 23 pizza,
sliced peaches, green beans, milk
Wednesday, April 24 cheese-
burger, lettuce, tomato, pickle,
french fries, milk and fruit pie
Thursday, April 25 hoagie
sandwich, lettuce, tomato, onion,
French fries, milk and cookie
Friday, April 26 battered dip
fish, cole slaw, baked beans,
cornbread, milk and tartar sauce.
the game, driving in a run on
both hits. Mark Lester drove the
other Gator run home.
The Gators scored three
times in the fourth inning off
PCCS pitcher Greg Reeder and
scored the winning run in the
bottom of the sixth.
The Crusaders scored twice
in the fifth and put one more run
on the board in their half of the
seventh, but it wasn't enough to
overcome the Gator lead.
The Gators are in first place
in their district, with a 9-2 dis-
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WEWA 6, APALACH 3
Mark Lester and Denny
McGlon threw a three hitter and
Mike Sewell smashed a two run
homer in the fourth, as the Ga-
tors dumped the Apalachicola
Lester gave up two hits and-
walked five in six innings as the
Sharks scored three runs.
McGlon came on in relief in the
seventh and allowed only one hit.
McGlon also had a perfect
day at the plate, going three for
three, including a triple and one
RBI. Matthew Birmingham had
one single and two RBI's. Shan-
non Miller had a double for the
Sewell's homer in the fourth
put his team ahead to stay.
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Apalach 000 201 0-3 3 1
The Gators will travel to Pan-
ama City Christian for a noon
game Saturday, and will host a
sub-district game Tuesday at
3:00 p.m. CDT
PSJ 7, PCCS 0
Bill Ramsey and Tyrone Ham-
ilton combined their mound ef-
forts Monday to blank the Pana-
ma City Christian School
Ramsey started the game and
went five innings before giving
way to Hamilton for the final two
innings. Ramsey gave up three
hits, walked two and struck out
four in five innings. Hamilton al-
lowed one hit and struck out two
in his two innings of relief.
Reginald Larry and Patrick
Freeman each had a single and a
double to lead the shark attack at
the plate. Jon Elliott, Hamilton,
Vince Addison and Ramsey each
touched the Crusader hurler for a
The Sharks put the winning
run on the scoreboard in the first
inning, when Larry doubled,
moved to third on a catcher's er-
ror and scored on a fielding error.
The Sharks scored three times in
both the third and fourth innings.
The Crusaders added to the
Shark scoring with their seven er-
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St. Joe 103 300 x-7 8 1
St. Joe 11, Wewa 0
The Sharks turned eight hits
and four Wewahitchka errors into
11 runs Friday night, as the
Sharks dumped their county ri-
vals, 11-0 in a game shortened by
the 10-run rule.
The Sharks Jumped on start-
er Mike Sewell in the second and
third innings, scoring four times.
In the fourth inning, relievers
Shannon Miller and Mark Lester
were unable to stem the tide and
the Sharks put seven more runs
up before Lester got them out.
Matthew Birmingham had
the only hit for the Gators; a sin-
gle In the fourth inning.
Reginald Larry and Matt Tay-
Take 3 Wins
The Lady Sharks softball
team upped their record to 5-11
after taking three wins in their
last five games. Last Thursday
the Sharks took both ends of a
doubleheader against Bay High,
8-4 and 8-3. Christy Smith led
the Shark bats with three hits,
and Crystal Kennington and Hol-
lie Hendrix added two each.
The Blountstown Tigers
handed the Sharks an 11-1 loss
last Friday, as Christy Smith
again led the Shark hitting with
three hits. Crystal Kennington
Tuesday the Sharks lost the
front end of a doubleheader to
Rutherford 24-4, but won the sec-
ond game in extra innings 6-5.
Susan Minger had two hits in the
The Sharks travel to Carra-
belle today, April 18, for a double-
header at 4:00 p.m. District tour-
nament play begins next Friday,
April 26 at Blountstown.
SAll-Season Tread Design
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lor tossed a one-hitter at the Ga-
tors, as Larry picked up the win
in his first start of the season.
Shark batters banged out
four doubles and four singles in
the win. Larry had a double and a
single to be the leading hitter for
the game. Matt Taylor, Bill Ram-
sey and Tyrone Hamilton each
had doubles. Rick Freeman, Bob-
by Nobles and Vince Addison
Sewell was tagged for the
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The Port St. Joe Sharks went
one game over .500, Tuesday
night, in a big way. The Sharks
jumped. on Adam Faurot and
Robert Simpson for 14 runs in
the first inning against the
Blountstown Tigers Tuesday
night. The Sharks went on to
score five more times in the
game, as they coasted to a 19-3
win over the Tigers.
Matt Taylor had his sixth win
of the season on a two hit effort,
striking out 12 and allowing two
walks. Taylor collected his 100th
strikeout of the season in the
fourth inning and now has 103
"K's" for the season.
Rick Freeman had the loud
bat for the Sharks, going three for
four, with a double and two sin-
gles. Taylor had two singles, Kyle
Griffin a double and single, Bill
Ramsey two singles, Tyrone Ham-
ilton a single, Bobby Nobles, two
singles, Jon Elliott a single, Adam
Taylor two singles, and Josh Col-
bert a single. I
The Sharks rapped out 16
hits in the game, which was
called at the end of the fifth by
the 10-run rule.
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The Sharks will open the Dis-
trict Tournament next Wednes-
day here in Shark Stadium, when
they meet the Wakulla War Ea-
gles in a 1:00 p.m. game. The sec-
ond game of the tournament will
pit Blountstown against number .
one seeded Florida High at 4:00
p.m. The championship game will
be played at 3:00 p.m., Thursday
Friday afternoon of this week,
the Sharks host Carrabelle at
7:30 in Shark Stadium. The JV
Sharks will open the two game
evening with Carrabelle's JV at
Port St. Joe's JV will host
Florida High JV Saturday after-
noon in a double header, with the
first game scheduled at 1:00 p.m.
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A Gator runner is thrown out attempting to steal second as sec-
ond baseman Adam Taylor puts the tag on him. Shortstop Bill Ram-
sey backs up the play.
4-Man Select Shot Golf
The Kiwanis Club Charity 4-man select
shot golf tournament will be played Satur-
day afternoon, with a large field of teams
either entered or signed up for the after-
noon of golfing at St. Joseph's Bay Coun-
According to Len "Bubba" Patrick and
Steve Richardson, tournament project di-
rectors, the teams are being selected so as
to give each one an even chance at win-
ning the grand prize of a $50.00 gift certif-
icate to each of the four members partici-
pating on the winning team. Prizes will
also be given to the second and third place
"We're trying to make this tournament
as even and as interesting as possible, as
well as being a lot of fun," Patrick said.
"Each team will be made up of three
players with handicaps from one to 20 and
not more than one player with a handicap
from one to 12."
Entry fees for the tournament, will be
$120.00 per team, or $30.00 per player.
The entry fees will include greens fees and
golf cart rental. "All funds fron the tour-
nament will be used by the Kivanis Club
in youth activities in and around Port St.
Joe," Richardson said. 'The Kiwanis Club
maintains a perpetual scholarship at Gulf
Coast College, we give several scholarships
each year and we support Girl Scouting to
the tune of $500 each year," the tourna-
ment's co-director pointed out.
Both Patrick and Richardson said the
club will accept tournament entry teams
as late as Saturday morning, if there are
any slots remaining open at that time.
'When we fill up all of our slots, we're clos-
ing the door," Patrick said.
Saturday's tournament will be the sec-
ond consecutive year for the event. The Ki-
wanis Club has intentions of making the
golf tournament an annual happening.
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We're Proud of the Wewahitchka Woman's Club for Presenting the
Earth Day Festival
The Wewahitchka Woman's Club is sponsoring the Second An-
nual Earth Day Festival this Saturday at the Dead Lakes State
Recreation Area. In conjunction with the Festival, an environ-
mental poster contest is being held for elementary school stu-
dents. There will be crafts, bake goods, hamburgers, games for
the children, tree give-away and much more fun for the young
and the young at heart. Plan on attending the 1991 Earth Day
Festival free admission to park. We are proud of the Woman's
Club for 58 years of service to the community. and we're
proud of our hometown.
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5 lb. Bnls. Chuck Steak
5 lb. Cube Steak
5 lb. Market Slice Bacon
5 lb. Country Style Ribs
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10 lb. Leg Quarters
10 lb. Pork Neckbones
5 lb. Pork Boston Butt
5 lb. Ground Beef
5 lb. Market Style Bacon
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Cooked Ham .......... io oz. $2
SUNNYLAND CENTER CUT
Smoked Chops ......... Lb.
Meat Bologna ...... ieoz.
Roll Sausage ......... 16oz.
We do not sacrifice quality
for price. You can depend
always on our quality.
KIGA FRENCH STYLE 16 OZ.
GREEN BEANS .............. 2/890
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Dow average by the mid 90's.
As a tip about how the future
economic picture is going to
shape up, Cordell suggested some
signs to look for which can pre-
dict the financial status of the na-
- tion in the near future. He said to
look for interest rates and the
economy on a decline. Look for
an upward swing in interest rates
"The Exciting Place to Worship"
First Baptist Church
102 Third Street
Port St. Joe, Florida
S. HOWARD BROWNING, Pastor
S JAMES ENFINGER, Music/Youth
You are always welcome and visitors are desired at
St. James' Episcopal Church
309 Sixth Street Port St. Joe
Each Sunday..................7:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School.... ................ ......... 9:45 a.m.
The REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
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Port St. Joe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ........9:45 a.m. Evening Worship ......7:30 p.m.
Morning Worship.....11:00 a.m. Bible Study
Methodist Youth Wednesday............. 9:30 a.m.
Fellowship ..........5:30 p.m. Thursday 7:30 p.m.
REV. ZEDOC BAXTER, Pastor
JEFF BARNES, Youth/Music Director
'"HE MIRACLE CENTER"
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The Family Church
252 Avenue E Port St. Joe, Flordia Church Phone 229-8137
Pastor: Rev. Napoleon Pittman
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MORNING WORSHIP......1100 a.m. WEDNESDAY 7.00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING........ 5:46 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue
DANIEL W. DUNCAN Pastor
Min. of Music
10 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday
11 a.m. Sunday
MEMORANDUM FOR PARENTS
"From Your Child"
DON'T be afraid to be firm with me. I prefer it. It
lets me know where I stand.
DON'T spoil me. I know quite well that I ought
not to have all I ask for. I'm only teasing you.
DON'T let my "bad habits" get me a lot of your
attention. It only encourages me to continue them.
DON'T demand explanations for my wrong be-
havior. I really don't know why I did it.
DON'T put me off when I ask honest questions.
If you do, you will find that I stop asking and seek
my information elsewhere.
DON'T let my fears arouse your anxiety. Then I
will become more afraid. Show me courage.
DON'T forget that I. can't thrive without lots of
understanding and encouragement; but I don't
need to tell you that, do I?
DON'T make me feel smaller than I am. I will
make up for it by behaving like a "big shot".
DON'T be inconsistent. That confuses me and
makes me try harder to get away with everything
that I can.
DON'T nag. If you do, I shall have to protect
myself by appearing deaf.
Treat me the way you treat your friends, then I
will be your friend, too.
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The church meets at the comer of
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P.O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
and inflation. Either of these fac-
ets in the financial world are good
indicators of what is ahead.
"If interest rates go below
what they were before the present
downturn started, you are home
free!" he said. Such a situation
means our present investments
are making money above the go-
ing rate in the present market,"
he pointed out.
One of the things which has
fueled the upward march of the
economy since World War II is
that the "down" years have never
gone back to their original low.
'The economy works on a contin-
uous up and down swing. One of
the things which has caused our
nation's economy to expand as it
has is that when the economy
takes an upward trend, it never
has returned as low as it was
prior to the upward trend. That
means that people borrow dollars
which are worth more than the
ones used to repay their debt. We
have been a borrowing society
and this situation of paying back
loans with cheaper dollars has
caused us all to prosper," the
Cordell said individual inves-
tors have a tremendous affect on
the state of the economy. He
First Union Not Interested
In response to an article in the April 11, 1991 Wall Street Jour-
nal speculating on possible negotiations by First Union Corporation
(NYSE: FTU and FTUpr) to acquire Southeast Banking Corporation,
First Union states that it "is not having negotiations with Southeast
Banking Corporation and has no intention to engage in or conduct
any negotiations with Southeast"
As of December 31, 1990, First Union Corporation had assets
of $40.8 billion and operated 766 statewide banking offices in North
Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, one banking office
in Tennessee and 285 non-banking offices in 35 states.
Schedule of Events;
Pageant April 27
The Gulf County Seafood Fes-
tival Committee invites the entire
family to attend this great day in
Port St. Joe. The arts and crafts
booths, food booths and games
will be set up behind Bay St. Jo-
seph Care Center, located on
Ninth Street and Long Avenue.
There will be plenty of free park-
ing spaces available.
The following activities,
games, and events are scheduled
for your entire family to enjoy.
The Seafood Festival Parade
begins at 9:30 a.m. EDT. The pa-
rade will start at City Hall. There
will be floats, cars, horses, drill
teams, the color guard from the
Port -St. Joe High School
R.O.T.C., and homecoming queen
Kim Davis. The Senior Citizens
will be entering their van which
will be filled with the older Ameri-
Those who bounced' tq, their
hearts' delight last year. will. once
again be able to take a ride on the
moonwalk. The kids will also en-
joy the rides and the games.
The Wewahitchka 4H Club
will have a horse and pony ride
for $1.00 and pictures taken and
ready on the spot for an addition-
The famous pie eating contest
will be scheduled at 12:30 p.m.
EDT. There is no charge to enter
this event. The winner of each
group will win a 1991 Seafood
Festival T-shirt. You may sign up
at the information booth.
Bingo games will be held from
12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m.
This year there will be several
new attractions, face painting,
caricature drawings, and the old
Don't forget the Kiwanis Club
pancake breakfast beginning at
There will be several tents set
up for the public to find shade
and comfort from the sun.
The Senior Citizens Associa-
tion wishes to thank the public
for their fantastic support of this
festival which has been conduct-
ed now for six years. The pro-
ceeds are used to help pay for
services for the Gulf County Sen-
ior Citizens Association, Associa-
tion for Retarded Citizens, and
the activity program of Bay St.
Joseph Care Center.
Watch The Star next week for
more information on this festival.
The Seafood Festival Pageant
will be held Saturday, April 27 at
Port St. Joe High School begin-
ning at 1:00 p.m. ET for children
age 0 to seven years, and 7:00
p.m. ET for age eight through 19
years of age.
There will be a winner, and
first and second alternate in each
age division. Two overall winners
will receive a five-foot trophy and
a $100.00 savings bond. The
overall winners will' be deter-
mined by the two contestants
with the highest combined scores
in photogenic, beauty, and
sportswear. There will be an over-
all winner in the baby division
through age seven, and an overall
winner In the eight to 19 year old
division. The 1991 "Miss Consti-
tution City's Seafood Festival
Queen", will be chosen from the
teen division, 15 to 19.
Anyone wishing to participate
in the pageant are asked to con-
tact Sandra Cannon at 229-6739.
The number of participants must
be known by Monday, April 22,
for the trophy and crown order to
be called in.
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SUNDAY WORSHIP ... 10 a.m.
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Why Jesus Is Our
Guide and Saviour
The Rev. Dr. Elmer I. Braden,
pointed out that some six or sev-
en trillion dollars in private mon-
ey is in money market accounts
and certificates of deposit. Anoth-
er $500 billion in. private money
is invested in the stock market.
"Only a 10% shift in private
capital from one investment
source to the other makes a large
difference in the nation's econo-
my, even though it is a very mi-
nor percentage of the nation's
The speaker said financial
conditions are normal and condi-
tions stable when there is about a
one to two percent point spread
between the interest rates and in-
He said some signs of the
present recession coming to an
end will be a resurgence of the
construction industry and a
boost in the new car market.
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Bill Cordell, with Shearson,
Lehman Brothers investment firm
of Panama City, told the Rotary
Club Thursday that low interest
rates would be a good omen for
Looking at the big picture of
the financial world, Cordell used,
'"Where will we be in '93?" as the
subject of his address to the club
members, predicting that the
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By Peter Klope Tonight
Capturing live plant and ani-
mal images on film is one of life's
most rewarding experiences.
First you need a good single
the satisfying image that you
want to portray.
acts as an interpreter oTnatures'
forces its beauty, mystery,
power, and brilliance of life.
The Apalachicola National Es-
taurine Research Reserve would
like to invite you to come to the
Reserve and participate in anoth-
er quality guest speaker presenta-
tion on "Nature Photography" by
Peter Klope on Thursday, April
18, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EDT.
The Reserve building is located at
the west end of Scipio Creek Ma-
rina on the north end of Market
Street. For more information, call
Girl Scout Leaders to be
Recognized On April 22
lens reflex camera (SLR). Then
you must learn how to use and
understand your camera and how
it functions. Terms such as shut-
.ter speed, film-speed, correct ex-
posure and aperture must be un-
derstood and practiced. Next you
should think of planning your
natural shot exposure by ad-
dressing lighting, depth of field,
image, focusing, composition, mo-
tion, extension of vision, symme-
try, texture and capturing the
S. mood that you wish to create.
Then you practice and develop
your own personal technique and
style of photography. As you fre-
quently review all these thoughts
mentally, you can easily capture
It's no surprise that Girl
Scouts of the U.S.A. has been re-
ferred to as one of the most well-
managed not-for-profit organiza-
tions in the country. This is dem-
onstrated daily by 778,207 adult
volunteers, most of whom are Girl
Among Girl Scout leaders are
adults from all walks of life. Many
of them manage professional ca-
reers, families, and social pro-
jects, yet still find the time and
energy to lead at Girl Scout troop.
Girl Scout leaders are important
individuals because girls look up
to, believe in, and emulate them.
These individuals can only be
commended for their willingness
to accept so great a responsibili-
A leader's task include sup-
porting girls in their efforts to be-
come responsible and self-reliant
individuals. A leader provides
girls with friendship, advice, en-
couragement, and resources.
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EDULE OF COURSES
MER. SEMESTER 1991
FEES: $22.05 per credit hour for Florida residents.
(Fees are payable upon enrollment.)
Summer A-April 29
Summer B--June 12
Port St.- Joe Elementary School
Temple Watson, Coordinator
227-1259 (after 5:00 p.m.)
Wewahitchka High School
George Cox, Coordinator
639-2496 (after 5:00 p.m.)
SUMMER A CLASSES BEGIN WEDNESDAY, MAY 8
SUMMER B CLASSES BEGIN WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19
Classes may be cancelled because of low enrollments. Students are
advised to call local coordinators before before going to the first class.
CCC is an equal opportunity uLstitution
Today's girls are faced with
many crises such as drug and al-
cohol abuse, early motherhood,
and poverty. Leaders are trained
to help girls overcome obstacles,
sometimes avoid unnecessary un-
pleasantries in life, and develop
their fullest potential as individu-
April 22 marks the 10th an-
nual observance of Girl Scout
Leader's Day, and on this day
leaders throughout the nation are
recognized for their contributions.
The Star salutes Debbie Lynn
Cole, Denise Hayes, Dorothy
Logue, Debbie Lynn Miller, Phyl-
lis Page, Donna Smiley, and Lin-
da Remain, Girl Scout leaders of
Gulf County, for a Job well done
and for investing in the future by
giving time and energy to the girls
in this community.
Robert George Kinney, 50, of
Wewahitchka, died Sunday after-
noon as a result of an automobile
accident. He was 'a life 1dng resi-
dent of Wewahitchka and was of
the protestant faith.
He is survived by his mother,
Annie Wise of Wewahitchka;
sons, Robert Kinney and his wife,
Vicki of Chipley, Charles Kinney
and John Kinney, both of Wewa-
hitchka; daughters, Tina Ham-
mond and husband, Jimmy, Re-
becca Whitfleld, and Melissa
Kinney, all of Wewahitchka;
brother, Frank Kinney and wife,
JoAnn of Panama City; sisters,
Clara Neck and husband, Lee of
Pascagoula, Mississippi, Janis
Solomon of Panama City, and
Dorothy Hysmith of Wewahitch-
ka; six grandchildren, all of We-
wahitchka; 16 nieces and neph-
Graveside services were held
'Wednesday in the family plot at
Roberts Cemetery in Honeyville
with Reverend Charles Jackson
All arrangements were by Gil-
more Funeral Home.
James Calvin Laurimore, 84,
of Panama City, died Monday,
April 15, in a local hospital. He
had been, a resident of Bay
County for the past three years
going there from Gulf County. He
was a bridge tender for the State
of Florida and a member of Gos-
He is survived by his wife, Sy-
bil I. Laurimore of Bear Creek;
two daughters, Sara Williams of
Lynn Haven, and Susan Haynes
of Hiland Park; two sons, Ronald
J. Laurimore of Bear Creek, and
Andrew Laurimore of Washing-
ton, D.C.; two sisters, Emma
Nichols of Blountstown, and Cla-
ra Mae Gay of Port St. Joe; two
brothers, George Laurimore of
Wewahitchka, and Ellis Lauri-
more of White City; 12 grandchil-
dren, and three great grandchil-
Funeral services were held
Wednesday at the Kent-Forest
Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with
the Rev. D.G. Scoffield officiating
with interment in Holly Hill Ce-
metery in Port St. Joe.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, April 18, 1991 PAGE 3B
News from Wewahitchka Elementai e,
By Linda Whitfield
Third Grade Visits Planetarium,
Park, Old Capitol, Etc.
Maybe we were trying to kill a
bunch of birds with one stone,
but we wanted to give the chil-
dren as many experiences as pos-
sible on the day we went to Talla-
hassee. After having studied the
solar system in science for four
weeks, we had a very informative
and interesting trip to the FSU
Planetarium in the Physics De-
partment. Then a tour of the old
Capitol, a zippy ride to the top of
the new Capitol in a very fast ele-
vator, and finally a trip or two up
and down the escalator at Gov-
ernor's Square Mall. Then, they
sleep on the long ride home!
Last Day for April's
Miss April Pllk, who is stu-
dent teaching in the third grade
classroom of Linda Whitfleld, will
be winding down on April 19. She
has been in our school since the
first of February and has been a
welcome addition to our staff.
April will be graduating from the
University of West Florida on
April 27. April is the daughter of
John Milton and Mary Lou Whit-
field of Monticello.
WES Was Host for the Band
Boosters Spaghetti Supper
The WHS band has been in-
vited to play on the steps of the
Capitol in Washington, D.C. in
May. No one's let the grade grow
under their feet, the band mem-
bers and parents have been work-
ing like crazy. Another successful
fund raiser was held this past Fri-
day night. The band boosters
served a delicious spaghetti sup-
per to a large amount of people
who were glad to have a night off
from cooking Another $300.00
Sue Abreu Will be State Science
Fair Judge in Miami
In a letter written to Sue
Abreu from the Annual State Sci-
ence and Engineering Fair of Flor-
ida, Sue was thanked for her will-
ingness to serve as a judge in the
State. Sue has been a chaperone
at the State Fair in Tampa in
1989 and was a Judge at the West
Palm Beach Fair in 1990. The fair
will be held April 16-19. Sue is a
Chapter I teacher at WES.
Second Graders Go to Pizza Hut
On a Perfect Day
Talk about perfect timing
What better way to celebrate the
ending of the C.T.B.S. than to go
to Pizza Hut for a Book-It Party.
Teachers Judi Lister and Joyce
SQuinn then will took their little
darlings to the park near St. An-
drew Bay. They had a marvelous
C.T.B.S. Over for Another Year
The United States Achieve-
ment Academy announced that
Jodi Mapes has been named an
The USAA has established the
All-American Scholar Award Pro-
gram in order to offer deserved
recognition to superior students
who excel in the Academic disci-
plines. The All-American Scholars
must earn a 3.3 or better grade
point average. Only Scholars se-
lected by a school instructor,
counselor, or other qualified
sponsor are accepted. These
scholars are also eligible for other
awards given by the USAA.
Jodi, who attends Port St. Joe
High School, was nominated for
this National Award by Carol Ca-
they, a counselor.
Jodi's name will appear in the
All-American Scholar Directory,
which is published nationally.
The nominee is the daughter
of Martha Mapes.
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After three partial days of
testing, we are happy to report
that the testing is over until
spring of '921 The boys and girls,
we believe, rose to the occasion
and did their best Hopefully, the
results will be in before the
school term ends.
"Mama, which first grader
wasn't paying attention?"
As part of the motivation for
doing well for the C.T.B.S., Mrs.
Marge Prange used her hand
puppet, Pumsey, to talk to the
children. She did this each morn-
ing on our closed circuit televi-
sion. One of the mornings as she
was talking she said, "Oh, I see a
first grader not paying attention."
That afternoon as first grader
Stefanie McDaniel was going
home with her mother, first grade
teacher Sue McDaniel, she asked
in the most innocent way,
"Mama, which first grader wasn't
paying attention?'" Out of the
mouths of babes.......
WES Extends Its Sympathy to
We'd like to extend our deep-
est sympathy to sixth grader
John Kinney in the death of his
father, George Kinney. John is in
the ESE class of Diane Atchison.
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827-1767. 4tc 3/28
See this nice 2 BR, 1 ba. home
with extra lot on Garrison and Hunter
Circle. Asking $55,000. Top Sale Re-
alty, Inc. 229-2500. tfc 4/4
2 bdrm., 1 ba., liv. rm., kitchen,
separate dining area, oak floors,
fenced backyard, $39,000. 107 Hunt-
er Circle. Call 229-8305 after 5 p.m.
Two bedroom house, ch&a, kitch-
en appliances included. $32,000. Call
229-2793. tfc 4/4
Real Estate? Would like to trade
50 acres 10 miles south of Chipley for
beach house or lots. Property is high
& dry, has 1/4 mile road frontage &
is in an area loaded with deer & tur-
key. Call 904-526-4699 after 8 p.m.
3 bedroom, 1 bath house, corner
13th & Garrison, $49,500. Call
George, 229-6031. tfc 4/11
Very Nicel 3 bdrm., 2 ba. house,
stone fireplace in great room, great lo-
cation, 2011 Juniper Ave. Call for ap-
pointment, 229-6427. tfc 4/4
MUST SELL 3 bdrm., 1 ba. home.
Fenced in yard, central h/a, 1g. kitch-
en/family rm., 1908 Cypress Ave.
$41,000. Call 227-1425. tfc 4/4
1/2 acre + lots near Port St Joe
High School. Mobile homes permitted.
Owner financing, easy terms. Call Bil-
ly Carr, 229-6961. tfc 4/4
HANNON REALTY, Inc.
221 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
FRANK HANNON, Broker .
Frances Chason 229-8747
Charles Shoaf 227-7428 Doris
Ann Six 229-6392
PORT ST. JOE
1609 Marvin Ave.: Good starter home. 2 BR, 1 bath masonry construction with stor-
age shed, window A/C, new roof. $34,000.00.
104 21st SL: Newly remodeled 3 BR, 2 bath home. Living room, dining area and
nice den w/fireplace. New roof, new central heating & cooling system, & new
carpet Private covered patio, fenced yard with storage building. $70,000.
1601 Marvin Ave: Very neat 3 BR, 1 bath home, carpet & vinyl, new deck and
screened porch. Assumable Loan. $43,500.00.
1101 Constitution Drive: BAYFRONT Lovely two story, 3 BR, 1 1/2 bath home.
$126,000.00 REDUCED TO $99,000.00.
1903 Juniper Ave.: WELL KEPT 3 BR, 1 ba. home w/carpet & vinyl, new roof, cen-
tral heat and air. $45,000.00.
1807 Marvin Ave.: 3 bedroom, 1 bath home new roof, new ch/a unit (w/hot water
recovery heat system), plumbing recently re-done, new hot water heater, chain
link fenced yard, termite inspected. Great Buy! $34,000.00. Reduced to
517 4th St.: Charming older 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in great condition, new roof,
517 1/2 4th St.: Apartment building with two furnished apartments, each two bed-
room, 1 bath. A Great Investmentl Rent from apartments could make your mort-
gage payments. Good rental record. BOTH FOR ONLY $60,000.00. Reduced
230 7th St.: Price reduced on this newly painted 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with deck
and outside storage. Good starter home, good rental investment.
170 Ave. E: 3 bedroom, 1 bath furnished house with storage shed and efficiency
503 3rd St.: Make an offer on this large frame home on 2 50x170 lots. Can be used
as home or office. Appraised at $35,000.00.
Remodeled country home. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, dining room, kitchen all
up-dated. Short drive to town. $32,000.00.
2 BR, 1 BA Mobile home Unfumished w/5 acres plus 1 BR, 1BA Mobile Home
with large storage building. $42,000.00
2 BR, 1 BA Mobile home with 5 acres Unfurnished. $27,000.00.
91 Duval St.: Large 2 bedroom, 1 bath home w/alum. siding, double carport, chain
link fence on two lots, ch/a. $20,000.00.
105 Hunter St.: 3 bedroom, 1 bathhome, chair, screen porch on 2 lots w/privacy
Wetappo Creek: 10.51 acres, waterfront, Underground permits. Possible owner fi-
nancing. Owner will possibly subdivide property. $46,000.00.
Comfortable 4 bedroom, 2 bath home located on waterfront with 3+ acres, outside
storage building with full bath. Beautiful grounds. Must se to appreciate.
5th Ave., Beacon Hill: Log Cabin and bam located on 4 lots (3 landscaped) also 1
1 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home. $36,900, without mobile home $31,900.
Between Sea St. and 1st St., Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach: 5 BR, 2 story home with
game room. Completely furnished. $150,000.00.
Between 3rd and 4th Street, Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach: 3 BR, 2 ba home with large
glassed in front porch. Completely furnished. $125,000.00.
3rd Ave., Beacon Hill: Two bedroom, 1 bath home, 3 blocks from the Beach, ideal
for young couple or retired couple, 1 1/2 lots, fenced in yard with fruit trees,
quiet neighborhood. $45,000.00.
Corner 7th St. & Maryland Ave., Mexico Beach: Owner anxious to sell this 3 bed-
room, 1 bath stilt house on extra large comer lot. Assumable mortgage and pos-
sible owner financing. Only $50,000.00.
Ponce De Leon, St. Joe Beach: Nice 2 bedroom, 2 bath 14'x70' mobile home with
sun deck and screened porch on two 75'x150' lots. Central heat & air, all appli-
Gulf Aire: single family residential lot, Gulf Aire Drive $17,900.
Mexico Beach, 43rd St.: Nice canal lot w/city dock across street, 71'x90'. $39,000.
Ward Ridge: 2 comer lots, Barbara Drive & Tapper Avenue, $18,000.
Howard Creek: 1.7 acres MOL $6,000.00. Owner will subdivide.
Chipola Cut Off PRICED FOR QUICK SALE 3 lots ONLY $8,000.00.
St. Joseph Shores: Owner will listen to offers on this 3 acres with 231 ft. of highway
Port St. Joe: 520 3rd St. 50x170. $8,000.00.
Port St. Joe: 301 Woodward zoned commercial, 75x150. Reduced to $10,000.00.
Mexico Beach: Texas Drive. Nice home lot 100'x100'. $10,000.00.
2 bdrm. trailer, on 1 1/2 acres,
adjacent to Wetappo Creek, fenced, 2
wells, 2 septic tanks, Ig. storage
building. 229-8581 or 227-1566.
1/2 acre MOBILE HOME LOTS.
12 mi. north of Mexico Beach on
Overstreet Road (Hwy. 386), Creek-
view Sub., no down payments, $86
per month. 229-6031. tfc 4/4
Two acres on county road off of
Overstreet. No down payment, pay-
ments $100 per month. Telephone
229-6961 or 227-7411. tfc 4/4
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery
Road, 1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9
miles south of Wewa. Owner financ-
ing. Call 229-6961. tfc 4/4
Cabin, Dead Lakes, Wewahitch-
ka, 2 bdrm., porch, boat shed,
$12,000. 1-205-793-6396. 4tc 3/21
1615 Palm Blvd., Port St. Joe. 4
bdrm., 2 bath, great room with brick
fireplace, on 2 lots, quiet street. Over
1,700 sq. ft. Central h/a. 229-6856
after 6 p.m. tfc 4/4
Need to sell 3 bedroom house on
Ig. lot on St. Joe Beach. $34,000. For
more Information call 227-1405 or
647-8468. tfc 4/4
1/2 acre lot on Hwy. C-30, near
Cape San Blas, zoned residential. Ac-
cess to Treasure Bay Game Preserve.
Reduce to $8,500. 229-8351.
WANTED: Complete running VW
bug or just parts car. 674-4147.
Antique porcelain bathtub with
matching sink, claw foot style, good
condition. Call 647-5252. Itc 4/18
GE portable dishwasher, $50,
5000 btu window, air cond., $100;
sofa w/2 incliners, $150; apartment
size electric stove, $50. Call 639-
5134. Itc 4/18
Used Frigidaire stove, excel.
cond., $100. 229-6965 after 4 p.m.
Hide-a-bed sofa, $350 firmly 229-
8941. 3tc 4/18
Slide-on camper, sleeps 4, air
conditioner, stove (gas), refrig. (elec.).
647-8187. 2tc 4/18
Road construction signs, lighted
barricades & cones. Cheap. Ask for
Ron, 648-5129. tfc 4/18
Wedding dress with headpiece,
size 5-7. $100. Can be seen at 708
Long Ave. ltp 4/18
Large wall mirror, occasional
square table, rust colored recliner
chair, and striped occasional chair,
excel, cond. Call after 6 p.m., 229-
6098. ltp 4/18
1982 Coleman pop-up camper in
good condition. Asking $800 obo. Call
229-8959 after 5 p.m. 2tp 4/11
55 gal. aquarium w/stand, hood
and lights. 2 filter systems, $325.
Evenings, 227-1192. tfc 4/4
FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage and envelope supplied.
Send request to Bible Study, P. 0.
Box 758, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
To buy or sell Avon, call Sarah
Kemp at 229-6495 after 5 p.m. or on
the weekends. 4tc 4/4
Open Daily. 8 arm. 6 p.m. Sun.
11 am 6 pm. 85 cents per lb. Con-
tainers furnished. Please call before
you come for picking up date. Locat-
ed: 17 mi. north of PC Mall on Veal
Rd., Sweatmore Ranch, 722-4819.
Port St. Joe Western Auto now
honoring Panama City Western Auto
Co. store advertised tire sale prices.
Sears Card now at Port St Joe West-
ern Auto. Discover TOOl 227-1105.
Big family yard sale, Saturday,
April 20. 9 to 1:00. 1916 Forest Park
Ave. Furniture, clothes, toys, van
wheels, ceramics,crafts, all kinds of
good things. .ltp 4/18
Moving Sale, 229 4th St., Over-
street. Friday and Saturday, April 19
and 20. ltc 4/18
Saturday, April 20, Carrabelle
Flea Market. Dolls, 9 am. 1 p.m.
Bargain Basket, Mon.-Sat., 9-5
at 445 2nd Ave., Highland View. Baby
items, children's clothes, misc. Am in-
terested in buying baby furniture, will
accept donations. 227-1704.
1983 Buick Regal, 2 dr., 3.8 litre,
ps, pb, $2,500. Good cond., call Mike
647-8662. tfc 4/18
1980 Datsun 510 wagon, runs
greatly $750 obo. 647-8543.
1985 Chevrolet Camaro, ac, ps,
pb, am/fm stereo, t-tops, one owner,
41,593 actual miles. Call after 5 p.m,
229-6460. tfc 4/18
1983 full-size Ford Bronco, auto.
4-wheel drive, pw, pb, ps, color tan.
Good shape. Call 229-8361.
1984 Jeep Cherokee, 60,000
miles, 4 wheel drive, 4-dr., 5 sp. man.
tran., a/c, am/fin cassette deck, p.s.,
p.b., 4 cyl. engine. Call 229-8315 af-
ter 5 p.m. 4tp 4/4
1986 Chevy 4x4, p.s., p.b., a.c.,
auto. with overdrive. $5,000. 647-
8702 or 229-6457. 4tp 4/4
1991 R/S Camaro, assume, pay-
ments (St Joe Papermakers Credit
Union). 227-1192 evenings.
1984 Ford F-150 pickup, at, ps,
pb, ac, camper shell, running boards,
good tires, less than 50K miles.
$5,000 obo. 647-5142. 3tc 4/11
PAYSI Call 227-1278 to place
yours. $3.50 for first insertion,
$2.00 a week for consecutive runs,
plus 5$ per word for all over 20.
Painting, free estimates. 14 years
experience. Interior and exterior. avid
Morgan, 229-6144. Itc 4/18
Experienced painter or flx-it-
man. References available. Call 229-
6671. tfc 3/28
Women's Support Group, 7:Q0,
p.m. Monday St. James Episcopal.
Churchr, ,27-1145 or 227-1128. r .
All types of yard work. Mowing,
raking, and trimming. Reasonable.
229-6435. tfc 4/4
The Gulf County A.R.C. would
like to help you with your business
or special events. We can take
those tedious routine chores such
as mall-outs, sending invitations,
correlations, stapling booklets or
just about anything. Please contact
us about your needs at:
Gulf County A.R.C.
200 Peters St., P. O. Box 296
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
or call 229-6327
& Income Tax
Wauneta Brewer St. Joe Beach
COSTIN INSURANCE AGENCY
All Forms of Insurance
422 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
THE LAUNDRY ROOM .
408 Reid Ave. 229-6954
Mon. Sat., 8 a.m. 8 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Self service or drop/off
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe
We Buy, Pawn, Sell or Trade
Indian Swamp Campground
Hwy. C-387, Howard Creek
SEARS IS AS CLOSE AS
Sears Catalog Sales
MICHAEL KILBOURN, Owner
410 Reid Ave. tic 3/7
Open Meetings on Monday 8 p.m.
at 302 Reid Ave., and on
Thursday 8 p.m. at
St. James Episcopal
Help Line 1-800-212-8424
Monday, 8:00 12:00
Tuesday 8-12; 12:30 4:30
Wednesday, 8:00 12:00
Thursday, 8:00 12; 12:30 4:30
Friday, 8:00 12:00.
F & D's Silk
Flowers & Gifts
New Owners, New Hours
Open 6 Days, 9 a.m. till 5 p.m.
Mexican Chalk Imports, &
All Pre-arranged Flowers
Hwy. 98 & 11th St.
We Also Have Fresh Produce &
JOHN F. LAW
24 Years Experience
-Worker's Compensation, Occupa-'
tional Diseases, Injuries and Acci-
dents, No charge for first conference.
Carolyn J. Jones
Independent Beauty Consultant
222 Sea Pine Lane Port St. Joe
Cuts, Color, Frosting, Prems
Betty's Beauty Salon
"A Family Salon"
311 Madison St. Betty Heath
Oak Grove Owner/Mgr.
STUTZMAN CONST. CO.
All Types Roofing and Remodeling
30 years experience
Lic. #RB0030039, RC 0038936
'Where Quality Is Higher
LAWN MOWER &
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meetings: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 4:00 p.m. & Tuesday 8:00
All meetings at St. James
Episcopal Church, all times eastern
For further AA information
CATHERINE L. COLLIER
Independent Sales Representative
211 Allen Memorlal Way Port St. Joe
10 Years Experience
All Types of Services
Major Appliance Service
[J Personal Computer
Sales & Service Rep
502 Georgia Ave., Mexico Beach
Tax Returns A Specialty
302B Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
(904) 229-8581 tfe4/4
Boarding, How to Feed & Care
for Your Horse, Training and
Riding Lessons Now Available
for All Ages.
Lighted Riding Arena and
Other Facilities at
For more information call
827-6812 or 227-1767
Specializing In Custom Design,
Tractor Work wmth Grading
Greenhouse Plants & Maintenance
639.5680 or 227-1626 after 5
P. 0. Box 133
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Harmon's Heavy Equipment Co.
Specializing In Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 or 648-5767 if no answer tc 4/4
ALL TYPES OF ROOFS i 4/4
Hot Roofing, Built-Up, 1-Ply System
Phone (904) 229-6201 PAT TOUSIGNANT
T. J. Construction Co.
Commercial & Residential
* NEW HOMES
* FRAMING 1-800-468-TJCO 229-8615 i
UC. #RF 0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
Plumbing Contractor New Construction Repairs
Remodeling Residential and Commercial
Installation of Water Lines and Sewer Lines
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA tfc 3/7 904/229-6821
THE STR. POT ST O.FL-TUSDY pil1,19
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL TfiTRSDAY. Avril 18. 1991
er, 40 hp
16' deep v-design salt w
ing boat. New to windshie
and much more. Galv. tralel
Evinrude, $1,000. Mexico Be
rina. See Tom Hudson.
Fresh water boat tra
new. Will handle 17 bass bl
firm. 509 Cathey Lane, Mexic
32' yacht, with shrimp
Diesel power. Can be seen a
Fishery. Make offer. 1-785-87
37 3 axle boat trailer,
"-un & Sand
Mobile Home Park (386-A)
S11OON. 15th St.,
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Call (904) 648-8201 W 4/4
Nice 2 bdrm., energy efficient end
apartment. Call 229-6314, $345
month. tfc 4/4
One bedroom, upstairs, fur-
nished apartment on 8th St. $60
week. Call 229-6933 evenings.
House for rent, Highland View, 3
bdrm., stove, refrig., asher, air cond.,
nice yd., next to school. $325 month,
deposit required. No pets Inside, re-
dponsible for own utilities. Call 229-
6099 after 5. tfc 4/18
2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 story house
w/sundeck & satellite dish on St. Joe
Beach. A/c and heat, 6 month lease
min. $400 month plus security depos-
it. Call 647-8702 or 229-6457-
One bedroom furnished, air con-
ditioned, carpeted, apartment, 1505
Monument Ave. tfc 4/4
OFFICE SPACE, 2 offices, in-
cluding all utilities & cleaning service.
Call George at 229-6031. tfc 3/28
Storage orshop space for rent.
Mexico Beach, 348-5191. tfc 4/4
Apartment for rent, 1 bdrm. fur-
nished at 1508 1/2 Long Ave. $175
per mo. $100 damage deposit. Phone
after 5:30, 229-6825. ,tfc 4/4
60' furnished trailer, 5 miles
from Overstreet Bridge on hwy. to
Wewa. 648-5306. tfc 4/4
Nice, clean, 14'x52' trailer, unfur-"
nished on St-idoe-Beach. No pets.
* 647-5361. ,, tfc 4/4,
2 bdrm. furnished trailer, depos-
it, lease, no pets. Call 648-8211 after
6 p.m. tfc 4/4
Mexico Beach, small trailer, $55
weekly; utilities & cable tv included,
small deposit and tax required. Travel
trailer, $65 weekly, cable TV, etc. No
pets, adults only, 648-8289.
Mobile home lots for rent, located
in Mexico Beach. 648-5476.
Mobile home lots. City water and
garbage fee included. Rustic Sands
Campground, 648-5229. tfc 4/4
'* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove
& refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house; 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up. ,
One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Office Space for Lease: Spa-
cious, clean, well located office in con-
venient part of town. Lease required.
Call 227-7378 or come by 322 Long
Avenue. tfc 4/4
Warehouses, small and large,
some with office, suitable for small
business, 229-6200. tfc 4/4
No need for wet carpets. Dry
Clean them with HOST. Use rooms
right away. Rent machine. St. Joe
Furniture, 227-1251. thru 12/90
Nice one, two & three bedroom
apartments. Cen. h&a, stove & frost-
free refrigerator, playground available
with parents' supervision. Laundry
rm. provided. Rent determined by in-
come. Handicap units available. Pine
Ridge apartments, 227-7451. Equal
Housing. tfc 4/4
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Pri-
vate baths or dormitory style. Daily or
weekly rates. Will renovate to your
taste for lease. 302 Reid Ave., Port St
Joe, FL 229-8723. tfc 4/4
Nursing assistants needed, all
shifts. Bay St. Joseph Care Center.
Call 229-8244. tfc 4/4
FEDERAL- GOVERNMENT IS
HIRING. $16,000 $72,000/yr. 1-
805-564-6500 ext. GB5363 for imme-
diate response. 4tp 3/28
POSTAL JOBS $11.41 to $14.90/
hr. For exam and application informa-
S tion call 219-769-6649 ext. FL-171 9
a.m. 9 p.m. 7 days. 8tp 4/11
Hunter Education Course Is Now Required
for All Hunters Born After June 1, 1975
2tc 4/18 When the 1991-92 hunting
season arrives, young Florida
iler, like hunters will face one major
oat, $250 change in hunting laws.
co Beach. Beginning next season, all
2tc 4/18 persons born after June 1, 1975
who want to hunt with a firearm
ping rig. n Florida must successfully com-
795 after plete a hunter education course
2tp4/11 prior to hunting. The law was
passed by the 1989 Florida Legis-
$1,500. lature and takes effect June 1,
tfc 6/21 1991.
Capt Ed Tyer, the Game and
* Fresh Water Fish Commission's
hunter education coordinator in
Tallahassee, says there are ap-
The Gulf Co. Board of County
Commissioners will receive applica-
tions for .the following position with
the Gulf'Co. Mosquito Control Depart-
(1) Temporary, part-time mosqui-
to spray truck driver (chauffeur li-
Applications will be; received be-
tween the hours of 7:30 a.m. and
4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday,
until Friday, April 19, 1991. Applica-
tions may be picked, up andsubmit-
ted at the Gulf County Mosquito Con-
trol Dept, 1001 10th St., Port St. Joe,
James E. Creamer, Chairman
extra $$$ or career change? *
Full or part-time work close or tray-
* el PRNP is an agency of Nursing,
Lab, 'X-ray & Resp. professionals. In-
terviewing In your area Professional
Registered Nursing Pool, 763-2433 or
Spectrum Home Health is seek-
ing qualified registered nurses that
have a natural ability to deal with
people on a close personal level. Good
assessment skills required, Involves
light day travel. Home health experi-
ence preferred. Will accept one year
med./surg. experience. Call 1-800-
462-1827 or apply at 410 Long Ave.,
Port St. Joe. EOE, ltc4/18.
Career Opportunity for Quali-
fled Salesperson life and health insu-
rance. Excellent training & benefits.
guaranteed salary. Please call 785-
Secretary: Gulf Co. Guidance
Clinic, Inc. is accepting applications
for a secretary. Duties include: typ-
ing;,'answering phories; filifg;'record.-
keeping. 6Minf. reiF: '-H.S. -dipl. or
equiva., typing at least 40 wpm, HRS
screening. Must be personable and re-
late well to public. Applicants with
exp. given preference. Monthly salary
plus excellent fringe benefits. Apply
before 5/3/91 to: Edwin R. Ailes,
Exec. Director, G.C.G.C., Inc., 311
Williams Ave., P.S.J., FL 32456. EOE.
Gulf Co. Association for Retarded
Citizens is accepting applications for
the social services position of Case-
manager. This full time position re-
quires a BA or BS degree from an ac-
credited college or university and 1 yr.
professional experience 'in health,
counseling; socialwork, rehab. servic-
es, or related field. Job description,
qualifications, and application may be
obtained from GCARC office at 200
Peters StL, Port St Joe. Closing date
for accepting applications is April 18,
1991, at 4:00 PM. This program is
funded by Dept. of HRS Developmen-
tal Services. EOE. 2t 4/11
Waitress wanted. part day days
and nights. Apply in person. Linda's
Restaurant, 302 4th St. tfc 4/4
Trained computer operator
needed for office work. Must have ex-
perience in meeting the public and a
knowledge of bookkeeping. Contact
ERA Parker Realty, 648-5777.
Immediate Openings: Calhoun
Correctional Institution located in
Blountstown, Florida on the pristine
Apalachicola River, within 1 hr. drive
of the Gulf of Mexico and the state
capitol, is currently recruiting for Sr.
Registered Nurse-F/C positions.
Salary range, $1,072.69-
$1,349.94 (salary range negotiable).
Optional salary incentives include:
$80.00 bi-weekly shift differential, 1
1/2 overtime pay, on-call duty pay,
on-site mobile home space for a cost
of $2.00 per month, with water, sew-
erage, and lawn maintenance provid-
Additional benefits: Retirement
paid by the State of Florida, exceL
State Health. Insurance Coverage at
reduced premium cost. Special dental
health coverage and rates. Twenty six
(26) paid annual and sick leave days,
ten (10) paid holidays. Free continu-
ing educational courses offered by
State University $500 annual allow-
ance for job related professional de-
Minimum qualifications: license
as a registered professional nurse in
* accordance with Florida Statute 464
or eligible to practice nursing in ac-
cordance with Fla. Administrative
Code 210.8.27 and 1 yr. of profession-
al nursing experience; or a bachelor's
degree from an accredited college or
university with a major in nursing
and licensure as a registered nurse in
accordance with Florida Statute 464
or eligible to practice nursing in ac-
cordance with Fla. Administrative
Please send a State of Florida ap-
Personnel Office, Calhoun Cor-
rectional Inst., P. O. Box 2000,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
An Affirmative Action/Equal Op-
portunity Employer. tfc 4/4
proximately 25,000 juvenile hunt-
ers in the state and while some
have already taken Florida's 15-
hour course, 'There are a lot of
young hunters who need the
course prior to next season."
There is no charge to attend a
hunter education course. The
classes are paid for through the
Pittman-Robertson Act, federal
legislation which levies an 11 per-
cent excise tax on the sale of all
sporting arms and ammunition.
"Hunter education classes are
held in most counties on an on-
going basis but in the event you
don't see a class advertised in
your area, you may want to call
the nearest GFC regional office
and sign up for a class," Tyer
Susan Tremain, MultiVision
Cable TV's Regional Customer Re-
lations Manager, announced the
addition of two new exciting
channels of entertainment and
information to Mexico Beach's ba-
sic cable channel line-up.
'We are delighted about the
addition of the two new chan-
nels," stated Tremain. "We expect
this new network, to be a big hit
with our customers.
The two new channels in-
clude: "A Local Channel", which
is a community bulletin board on
cable TV, for the community to
use for upcoming special events
within the community; and
"American Movie Classics", mo-
vies from Hollywood's golden
According to Tremain, "With
the addition of the new channel,
MultiVision's basic cable service
in Mexico Beach, represents dol-
lar for dollar, one of the most ex-
citing and inexpensive sources'of
entertainment and information."
MultiVision Cable TV provides
cable television service to almost
500,000 customers nationwide.
Absentee Ballots for the Regular Election to
be held May 14, 1991, may be requested in per-
son or b mall at the Supervisor of Elections Of-
fice, Gulf County Courthouse, Port St Joe. Flori-
da, If you come within the purview of the definition
of an "absent electorlo.vAbsentee Ballots will be
mailed or may be voted.tn person as soon as Bal-
lots are printed, Immediately following Candidate
Qualification Deadline which is April 24, 1991. If
there is a Run-Off Election, Absentee Ballots may
be requested beginning May 15, 1991. Completed
Absentee Ballots must be received In Supervisor of
Elections Office by 7:00 p.m., EDT, May 14, 1991
for regular election or May 28, 1991, If there is a
THE CITY OF PORT SrT. JOE
By: /s/ LA Farris
Publish: April 18, 25, and May 2, 1991.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 91-58
IN RE: The Marriage of
JUDY H. ARNOLD,
JERRY LEE ARNOLD,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JERRY LEE ARNOLD
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Dissolution
of Marriage has been filed against you. You are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defenses. If
any, to the action on Petitioners Attorney, whose
name and address is CHARLES A. COSTIN, Post
Office box 98, Port St. Joe. Florida 32456, on or
before April 30, 1991 and file the original wi t he
Clerk of this Court either before service on Peti-
tioner's Attorney or immediately thereafter;, other-
wise a Judgment will be entered to the relief de-
manded In the petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
March 22, 1991.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF GULF COUNTY COURT
By /s/ Tobnya Knox
Publish: March 28, April 4, 11, and 18, 1991.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9091-17
The Board of County Commissitoners of Gulf
County, Florida will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation interested in pur-
chasing the following described personal property:
1950 Maxim 750 GPM Pumper Mount-
ed on Ford
Manufacturers Serial No. 98EQ36262
I Fire Truck with 750 gaL. pump and
Manufacturers Serial No. C5026536
"Terms and conditions on file In the
Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit
on specied date will be set at $25.00 per day.
Please indicate on your envelope that this is
a sealed bid, the bid number, and what Item the
bid is for.
Bids will be received until 7 o'clock a.m.,
eastern time, on April 23, 1991, at the Office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf County Court-
house, 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
The Board reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: // James E. Creamer, Chairman
Publish: April II and 18, 1991.
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
provided for in the Administrative Procedures Act,
for the purpose of bringing said.policies into com-
pliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of
Summary: The following is a brief descrip-
tion of each proposal change of Chapter 6GX23.
6.513 Updates non-instructional personnel
personal leave policies.
Econeomio Impact: This proposal will result
in no direct costs associated with Implementation.
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE HELD
Time: 5:30 p.m.. EDT
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 1991
Place: Board Room, Gulf County
School Board Office, Gulf County
Courthouse, Highway 71, Port St Joe,
The entire text of the proposed rule can be
inspected during regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office, Gulf County Court-
house, Highway 71. Port St Joe, FL
Special legal authority under which the
adoption is authorized and the law being Imple-
mented and Interpreted are made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by
Chailes T. Watson, Director of Support Services,
and approved for consideration by B. Walter wild-
6.513 Leave for Personal Reason
Publish: April 18 and 25, 1991.
Florida is now one of more
than 40 states with mandatory
hunter education programs. The
course is for both adults and stu-
dents and covers 12 different top-
ics on hunting and conservation
including firearm safety, survival,
first aid, and hunting ethics.
Coming to New Covenant for,
one night only, Wednesday, April
17. You don't want to miss this
meeting. Pastor Cynthia Phillips
of Atlanta, Georgia, will be minis-
tering with the anointing of God.
The service will be held
Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.
at New Covenant.
Committee to Meet
Johnny Linton, president of
the Civic Beautification commit-
tee, has called a special meeting
for ,all committee members. The
meeting, which should be short,
will be held Monday, April 22 at
5:15 p.m. at the St Joseph Tele-
phone and Telegraph Company's
"My guess is there's going to
be a lot of people that will pro-
crastinate about taking the
course," said Tyer, "and if that
happens, it may be very difficult
to get everyone through (a course)
that needs one."
To avoid the last minute
crunch, Tyer recommends getting
signed up for a class as soon as
possible. The telephone number
Pvt. Jeffrey D. Roberts has
completed the multiple launch
rocket system course at Fort Sill,
During the course, students
were taught launcher operations,
including manual elevation and
traversing of launcher loader.
They also were taught communi-
cations for sending and receiving
firing orders and to give move-
He is the son of Martha A.
Roberts of Rural Route 2 and
Vaughn Roberts of 123 Monica
Drive, both of Port St Joe.
The soldier Is a 1990 gradu-
ate of Port St Joe High School.
for the Panama City regional of-
fice is (904) 265-3676.
Card of Thanks
We want to thank all our
friends and neighbors who have
been so loving and kind to us and
to our parents since Charlie was
hospitalized and since we re-
turned home. Without the sup-
port of each of you in your own
very special way a most unexpect-
ed and traumatic experience was
lightened more than a little. We
will always be grateful and will
never forget your many acts of
thoughtfulness and concern, and
that God will bless you all is our
Charlie and Peggy Stevens
Card of Thanks
The Sea Oats and Dunes Gar-
den Club would like to express-
their appreciation to Gulf Food
Grocery for letting them use the
covered walkway in front of tleir
store for a bake sale.
Funds will be used for beauti-
fication in our area and a scholar-
ship for one of our young people
attending Port St. Joe High
IJLLEMORE Corner 10th Street and U.S. Hwy. 98
SREAL ESTATE Mexico Beach, FL 32410
INC. (904) 648-5146 or 1-800458-7478
St. Joe Beach: Americus Ave., 2
bd., 2 ba. front & rear decks, gar-
Port St. Joe, 2012 Long Ave.: 4
bd., 2 ba. w/inground pool, com-
pletely fenced, $67,500.
Mexico Beach: Beachfront lot,
34th St. $108,000.
16thSt. lot,1/2block tobeach,$23,500.
-^: '310 Maryland Ave.: Mobile home on very .g. lot,
split plan, 2 bd., 2 ba., deck, screen porch, fenced,
a quiet area, $36,400.
1500 ft. from the gulf on Hwy. 386* 3 bd., 3 ba.
home wtit n parking
space, 1814 sq.
605 Mary9i, r h home
screen porsie -w1#'0oe '8e.,.- .
315 Robin Lane: 3 bd., 2 bae, sunken liv. rm. with
fireplace, carport, landscaped, good price, $70,000.
508 Georgia Ave.: Vacanot with power pole and
septic tank, partially cleared, $17,500. '
37thSt., Brittle #21 & #22, 2 bd., 2 ba., excel. ren-
ta s, completely furnm;shed. just steps to pier & gulf.
Sritle #15, 37th St. Completely furn., 2 bath, 2 bd.,
townhome, close to Gulf. $63,000.
Prime location for fishermen and beach lovers,
126 Milramer Dr. Canal front w/dock, walk to
beach, completely furnished, owner built, 3 bd., 2
ba. single family residence. $215,000.
Pier Road, 2 bd., 1 1/2 ba., sunken liv. rm., deck w/
great view, $73,500.
Grand Isle, Quality built 4 bd., 2 be. w/stone fire-
place and cathedral ceiling, modem kitchen w/oak
cabinets, 2 car garage on 2 lots. $106,000.
Pier Road: 2 bd., 2 be. townhome, furnished, excel-
lent rental investment. $64,000.
Texas St, 100x108' vacant lot w/1050 gaL septic
tank in place for 3 bd. home. $12,500..
Georgia Ave. Quality built "Peachtree Tall Oaks"
mobile home, 2 bd., 2 be., w/new 3 ton air cond.,
landscaped, deck, $39,500.
Grand Isle location, like nbw 3 bd, 2 ba. custom
built home. Obl. garage, great room in quiet area.
100'+- waterfront with 66' +- across highway.
C Miramar Dr, canalfront townhome, very nice, to-
tally lurnm, 2bd., 2 1/2ba. w/dock, $110,000.
127 Mlramar Dr.: beachld e'duplex, great view, 8
yrs. old, 2 bd., 1 be. ea. side, Ig. tile screen porch,
util. rm., paved parking, posable owner financing,
Comer of 386 & U.S. 98. Uniquel On bluff over-
looking the Gulf. Well kept furnished stucco con-
crete block home. 3 bd., 2 be., great room w/
fireplace, dbl. carport. A must see for $114,000.
4th & Fortner: Great view, spacious home w/b4g
deck, Ig. liv. rm w/fp, fam. rm., dr, kit. w/appli., new
carpet & tile. 3 bd., 2 ba. master bath has dressing
area w/walk-in doset. PLUS 2 bd. turm. apartment,
Owner Anxious, $95,000.
313 Hatley Dr.: 3 bd., 2 b. brick & frame home, g.
double garage, quiet street, good buy. $59,000.
Comer of 13th & Hwy. 98, vacant lot, 'zoned for
business, 90'x190', $120,000.
Robin Lane: Vacant lot, owner anxious, $10,000.
Sea.SL: 1 corner lot with adjoining lot, vacant,
zoned for mobile homes. $28,500 total for the two.
37th St., 2 bd., 2 ba. townhome, end unit, beautiful-
ly furnished, near pier, OWNER ANXIOUS,
$69,500, make offer.
37th St., Vacant lot, 75'x100; nice building lot,
close to beach, pier, beachside, $59,900.
37th SL, close to pier: Comfortable 2 bd., 1 1/2
bae., townhome, great getaway, $76,000.
1810 Hwy. 98, 3 bd., 3 ba. 2 story, screen porch,
partially fenced. Good future investment, 409600.9
Reduced to $85,500.
R41st St. Beachelde: Unit in four plex. Neat as a
pinl Furnished, 2 bd., 1 1/2 be. Very affordable,
117 40th St. Apt. 2: 2 bd., 1 ba., furnished, close
to beach, Reduced to $37,900, make offer.
Hwy. 98: Great buy for home across street from
beach. Nice 2 bd., 1 1/2 be. townhomes, fumished.
$48,500 ea. or $146,000 for all 3. 1 SOLD.
404 5th St.: 2 bd., 2 be., can. h&a, mobile hornet, 2
screen porches, g. outside utility house, very nice,
on Ig. lot, $49,500.
12th St. Business Center: commercial lot 2nd
from highway. $35,000.
4th Ave. & 3rd St., Newly remodeled & redecorat-
ed 3 bd., 1 ba. home on 3 lots. $69,000. Call for de-
2nd Ave. & 4th St: 2 lots 50'x100' each, cleared,
$22,500 for both.
Choose 1 of 2 lots available, comer of 3rd St. & 4th
Ave. gor comer of 3rd St. & 3rd Ave. $13,500 ea.
Faulk & Lucle-Large vacant corner lot 120'x100',
zoned for homes, short distance to beach. $15,000.
6th St, 2 Ig. vacant lots zoned for houses, $32,000
4 wooded lots, $20,000.
1985 double wide 3 bd., 2 ba. mobile home in the
center of 3 lots. $42,900.
LoveL weterfopt dtaex: J, bd. 1 1/2 ba. each
sli. le~unfleerntl rWi ed
to $59,900 ea. aside.
3rd Ave.: Nice 14x60' Scot 1984 mobile home, 2
bd., 1 ba. custom built masonite siding, shingle
roof, other extras. $35,000.
BEACH FRONT TOWN HOMES
Beachfront townhome, Mexico Beach. 2 bedroom,
2 1/2 bath, fully fumished, 4$8,6 0. Reduced to
Ellen F. Allemore, Broker
Dot Craddock 648-5486
Joy Holder 648-8493
Brenda Lynn 648-8215
John Maddox 648-8899
Margaret Hale 648-5659
Townhome 9709. Beachfront townhome, nicely fur-
nished, swimming pool & tennis court privileges.
Seashores #1 and #3, Beautiful 3 d., 2 1/2 ba.,
unit w/fireplacie, good storage, closet space, un-
Cortez St. End Trplex at St Joe Beach: Lg. 3
bd., 2 1/2 ba., cowvd Q Mcp layout, fireplac-
Gulf Aire Townhome: 9733, Waterfront, 2 bd., 2
1/2 be., nicely and completely furnished, $95,000.
9813 Hwy. 98: Absolutely beautiful 3 bd,, 2 1/2 be.,.
9815 Hwy. 98: Lovely 2 bd., 21/2 be., furnished,
9821 Hwy. 98: beautiful 2 bd., 2 1/2 be. townhome.
$98,500 unfumrnished,$105,000 furihled. '
Gulf Aire Dr.: multi-family or single family lot,
Gulf Aire Dr.: Comer lot with view of water,
Gulf Aire Dr.: 2 lots available. $17,000 ea.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Facing gulf, unobstructed view, va-
cant lot, good buy, $45,000.
305 Gulf Aim Dr. Gorgeous gulf view, 3 bd., 2ba.
brick home, dbL garage, reasonably priced,
Prime Lot facing the gulf, 60x180, $50,000.
Beacon Road: Nice vacant lot, $22,500.
Sea Pines Dr. Vacant SOL,000o.
Beacon Road, good vacant lot, $22,500.
Nice residential lot, $17,900.
Gulf Aire Drive: Good single family vacant lot,
Beacon Road: One large single family lot $19,500.
309 Buccaneer Road: Beautiful wooded vacant lot
close to pool & tennis courts. $22,500.
Gulf Aire Drive: Multi or single family vacant lot,
sewer tap pd., Readyl $17,200.
Block E, Periwinklw e iclsingle family lot,
slow traffic area, $22,5b. L
Buccaneer Dr.: Extra Ig. vacant lot, beautiful trees,
low traffic area, $35,000.
Gulf Aim Dr.: Close to pool & tennis courts, vacant
Beacon Road: Vacant lot, good location, $19,500.
Periwinkle Dr.: Vacant lot, located in slow traffic
Giulf Aire Dr.: Vacant lot dose to tennis court &
pool area. $22,800.
125 Gulf Aimre Dr.: Nice .wide decks, unobstructed
gulf viewl Beautifully landscaped! Distinctive de-
sign. Well built 4 bd., 3 ba, family rof.p. and liv.
rm/fp., storm shutters, many amenities. $250,000.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Triplex, two 3 bd. 2 ba. units and one
1 bd., 1 be. unit, very nice, good investment, all 3at
$155,000 or will sell individually for $69,900 ea 3
bd. units & $34,900 1 bId. unit.
Gulf Air Drive: 2 triplexes 1 bd. w/loft each, total
of 6 units, furnished. $38,900 eas.
Gulf Aimre Dr.: Duplex, 3 bd., 2 be. ea. side, excel.
construction. $69,900 per unit.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Duplex, triplex or single family vacant
ST. JOE BEACH
348 Gulf St.: 2 bd., 1 ba. mobile home. New carpet
& sub flooring, furnished, nice lot, $25,000.
230 Santa Anne St. Home for family or weekend
living, liv., dining rm, kitchen, 2 Ig. bd., 2 be., wrap-
around deck Level landscaped yard w/trees, septic
system allows another bedroom. $65,000.
Corner of Canal & Alabama. Partially furnished
clean, well-main-tained 3 bd., 2 be. double wide,
carport, nice yd. w/fruit trees & shade trees.
St Joe Beach, Santa Ann St. 1/2 block to beach,
3 bd., 1 be. stilt home, partially furnished, concrete
pad underneath, nice deck, $65,000.
Gulf St 5 bdL, .J e a ls ent 2
lots. Suiable U Ii. I uced.
or may be sold separately.
Selma St: Vacant lot with drive, 75'x150', $44,1890.
Large home, best construction. 4 bd., 2 ba. up-
stairs; 2 bd., 1 be., 1/2 ba., 1/4 be. downstairs, plen-
ty of deck, gorgeous view $162,000.
Corner of Americus & Selma, 3 lots available, 2 at
$14,000 ea. & 1 at $15,500. Owner financing.
Coronado & U.S. 98: Unobstructed gulf view. Co-
ronado 44, 2 bd., 1 1/2 be. townhome, ch&a, total
elec., NICEI $a8,60, Reduced to $69,500.
Pined StL. 4 lots in first block to beach, $20,000
Hwy. 98, between Pine & Canal Streets: Lot,
beautiful view, Reduced to $25,000.
Columbus St., nicely furnished 3 bd., 2 be. mobile
home, 1 1/2 blocks to beach, $40,000.
St. Joe Beach, Coronado #7, 2 bd., 1 1/2 be.
townhome, unrestricted gulf view, furnished, nice.
Reduced to $65,000. Make offer.
Corner Santa Anne & U.S. Hwy. 9. 4 bd., 2 be.
or possibly could be converted into 2 rental units.
Hwy. 98 between Balboa & Magellan Develop-
ersI 3/4 of block plus 1 lot. Look to the future. Su-
per investment. $330,000.
Comer or ourt & a laom, on. ,Joe eachn: new
frame stilt home, 2 bd., 1 be., livJdinJkitchen com-
bo, nice deck, furnished, ch/a. $7050. Reduced
St Joseph Shares: Great buy for home across
street from beach. 2 bd, 1 1/2 bea. townhome, fum.,
$48,500 or $194,000 for all 4.
Coronado Townhorme: 2 bd., 1 1/2 be., dedicat-
ed beach. Unobstructed view. All amenities. Fur-
nished $84,900; unfurnished $74,500.
3 lots Pineda St: 1st block Reduced to $46,500.
Between Coronado & Balboa St: 50' lot on Hwy.
98. Reduced to $30,000.
PORT ST. JOE
2011 Juniper Ave.: Walking distance'to schools &
churches, 3 bd., 2 ba., appli. & fp, fenced back yd.
139 Westcott Circle Almost new 3 bd., 2 bea.
home, fp, Ig. bdrms., whirlpool tub in master bath. 2
storage bldgs. Screen enclosed patio, pool & walk-
way to pool. Landscaped yd. & back yard privacy
fenced. Shallow well. Looking for a nice home, you
must see this $118,000.
1101 Constitution Dr.: Bayfront lovely 2 story,
beautiful view, 3 bd., 1 1/2 be., Ig. lot Was
$46,000, reduced to $99,000.
Whie City: 3 bd., 1 ba. home. approx. 1/2 acre, re-
cently renovated, attractive yard.
1402 Long Ave.: 2 bdJ/1 b. home on comer, re-
o-ently improved & ready for occupancy. Included ,
are 2 rental units, 2 bdJ1 be. each, all for $62,500.
206 10th SLt.: 3 bd., 1 ba. home, new kitchen cabi-
nets, carport, near churches, nursing home.
510 8th St.: Live in 1 apartment and rent out 3 for
Howard Creek: Great fishing, year round living, 3
be., 1 ba., mobile home, furnished, storage shed,
well, screened porch, $32,500. 1 Acre cleared.
WHITE CITY: Roomy 2 bd. home w/carport &
screen porches, on Volunteer St., $26,500.
517 10th SL: Nice solid starter home, 2 bd.. 1 ba.
on 2 1/2 lots. Room to expand. Reduced to
Coirnr Monument & Yaupon, Vacant lot in excel-
lent neighborhood. $20,000.
Ward Ridge, 104 Tapper Ave.: 3 bd., 1 1/2 ba.,
ch&a, pool, with 1/2 be., partially fenced, $48,88.
Reduced to $62,000.
1314 Garrison Ave.: Nice 2 bd., 1 ba. home, on
big 1 1/2 lots w/chain link fence, attractively priced,
216 7th S.L: Want room? 5 bd., 2 be., 3 car carport,
fireplaces, fam. rm, screen porch, fenced,,stor. rm.,
Oak Grove: 2 lots, mobile home w 3 bd., 2 ba.
Port St. Joe: Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. home. Stone
trim, stone f.p. in great rm, vaulted ceiling, double
garage, beautifully landscaped yard, excellent
1301 ConstltutIlon Dr.: Large & lovely 4 bd., 3 ba.
brick home, exclusive neighborhood, sep. bdrm. &
bath upstairs, Ig. den w/bbq, excel. floor plan, many
amenities. Reduced to $165,000.
nHghland View, 301 Hwy. 98. 3 bd., 2 ba. frame
home & a 2 bd., 1 be. frame home w/lrailer park,
commercial possibilities. $168,700.
2004 Juniper Ave.: Comfortable 3 bd., 1 1/2 be.
brick home, just redone, swimming pool, 1 1/2 lots,
good price, $85;000.
Marvin Avenue: Vacant lot, 75'x175', no back door
HOWARD CREEK: 62'x130' vacant lot, $7,300.
Intracoastal Canal Frontage: Lot 1, 1.02 A -
$28,000; Lot 2, 1.08 A $28,000; Lot 3 1.35 A,
Intracoastal Caal front, 1 + acre with well and
septic tank, $20,000.
SUNSHINE FARMS on Hwy. 386.4 miles north of
Hwy. 98, 5.68 acres, $17,000.
SUNSHINE ACRES: 10 mi. from Mexico Beach,
2.1 acres, $12,000.
2 lots with septic tank approx. .5 acre, ready to
build, on county road 386, 3 miles north of Over-
street bridge, $11,000 ea. Owner financing availa-
1.9 acres on canal, $29,500.
Overrstre: Approximately 2 acres loaded w/trees.
300' along west side of Daniels Rd., $9,000.
Stilt home on 6 cleared acres. Master suite on top
floor, Ip, new carpets, 2 bd., 2 be., $75,000.
1/2 acr vacant lot on Hwy. 3868,009.Reduced
Hwy. 386 before bridge: 125' hwy. frontage. Vacant
Sunshine Farms: 4.94 acres on main road,
Oversreet: Double wide mobile home, 3 bd., 2 ba.,
approx. 1 acre, small pond, appliances included.
Sunshine Farm, approx. 4 mi. to beach, 3 acres,
545 S. Long Ave., Peace and quiet, 3 bd., 2 be.
Nice home & 5 acres, $85200.
Oversteet Hwy.'386 before bridge, 1.47 acres,
septic tank, light pole, well, $15,000. ,
Hwy. 71, near Honeyville. 2.5 acre Wolder trailer,
Dalkelth: 2 high and dry 1/2 acre lots, wooded,
Wewahitchka: 22 plus acres, wooded, pretty,
1988 doublewide mobile home on 3 lots, 7th St.
Custom features, deck, chain link fence, $33,000.
behind trus plant, Approx. 1 acre wibldg. and 3
phase power to site. $33,500.
CAPE SAN BLAS
Private 100' on beach. 1.66 acres vacant property
$159,900. Make offer.
I BOATS I
THE STARPORT ST. JOE. F, THURSDAY. April 18, 1991
e Co s
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MARCH 12, 1991
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County. Florida met this date in special session
with the following members present Chairman
James E. Creamer, and Commissioners Donald B.
Parker and Nathan Peters, Jr. Others present were
Attorney Robert M. Moore, Deputy Clerk Towan
Collier, Admin. Asst/Cvil Defense Director Larry
Wells, Building Inspector Donald Butler, and Prop-
erty Appraiser Kesley Colbert.
The meeting came to order at 12:40 p.m.
Peter Rosasco reported the purpose of this
workshop Is to discuss the Coastal Barrier Re-
source Act (COBRA). He stated this Act discourag-
es construction in certain area by controlling fund-
ing. He also discussed an amendment of
boundaries and requested the County take the ini-
tiative to notify the Department of Interior to re-
move the Cape San Bias and Indian Lagoon areas
from the boundary.
Britt Pickett and Building Inspector Butler
discussed contacting the State about elevation cer-
tificates and the vagueness of the maps.
After discussion by Roy Smith, Britt Pickett,
and Greg Johnson about a meeting with a Federal
employee regarding construction on the Cape in
reference to the Act, Langdon Flowers reported the
existing boundaries can be changed by an act of
Upon request, the Board agreed for Peter Ro-
sasco to Chair a committee on this issue and they
agreed to assist them in any way possible (resolu-
tions, correspondence etc.). After discussion by
Admin. Asst Wells about the densities in that
area, the Board agreed for Mr. Rosasco to appoint
a committee and for the County Attorney to handle
the legal aspects.
The following citizens then discussed flood
Insurance, changing of boundaries by petition, etc.
Tom Gibson. Sue Marley, Dan Davis, Jim
McNeal, Property Appraiser Colbert, Tom Todd.
There being no further business, the meeting
did then adjourn.
JAMES E. CREAMER. CHAIRMAN
ATIEST. BENNY C. LISTER. CLERK
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MARCH 19. 1991
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida met this date in special session
with the following members present: Chairman
James E. Creamer, and Commissioners Donald B.
Parker. Nathan Peters, Jr., and Billy E. Traylor
(Commissioner Charles S. Fortner was absent).
Others present were Attorney Robert M. Moore,
Clerk Benny.C. Lister, Deputy Clerk Towan Collier,
Mosquito Control Director Sam Graves, Jr., and
Solid Waste Coordinator/County Planner Ralph
The meeting came to order at 5:10 p.m.
Commissioner Peters opened the meeting
with prayer, and Chairman Creamer led the Pledge
of Allegiance to the flag.
Road Paving:. The board discussed the pos-
sibility of paying C.W. Roberts Contracting invoic-
es from District 2's road paving funds, and paying
It back (plus interest) when the City of Wewa ap-
proves them for payment George Roberts dis-
cussed there are more funds due to them for work
performed In Wewahitchka.
County Planner Rish discussed a 60-day ex-
tension request from C.W. Roberts Contracting on
Contract 2 due to the recent heavy rainfalls. Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Parker. and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to extend the deadline on Contract 2 by 60
After discussion about a letter to the City of
Wewahltchka regarding ownership/maintenance
of roads and bridges in the City Limits (Commis-
sioner Peters objected to this letter), the Board
agreed for Attorney Moore to draft a Notice and
bring it before the Board at the next meeting.
Solid Waste: Solid Waste Coordinator Rish
reported he and Attorney Moore met with the De-
partment of Environmental Regulation regarding
Gulf County's solid waste projects, and Attorhey
Moore stated the Board should not give tires to
anyone who cannot handle them properly.
Solid Waste Coordinator Rish reported a
Quality Assessment/Quality Control Plan must be
approved before the school can do the testing for
the County, and he requested permission to hire a
lab to do the testing until the plan is done. After
discussion that Savannah Labs is the County's
analysis firm, the Board agreed for Solid Waste Co-
ordinator Rish to contact them for a quote on do-
ing the testing and analysis for the next quarter.
Disasters/Grant: County Planner Rish dis-
cussed a Department of Community Affairs grant
that it is available for Counties which are declared
as disaster areas (the petition must be filed within
30 days). The Board agreed for him to apply for
There being no further business, and upon
motion by Commissioner Peters and Commission-
er Traylor, the meeting did then adjourn.
JAMES E. CREAMER, CHAIRMAN
ATTESP. BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MARCH 26, 1991
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida met this date in regular session
with the following members present: Chairman
James E. Creamer, and Commissioners Charles S.
Fortner, Donald B. Parker, Nathan Peters, Jr., and
Billy E. Traylor. Others present were Attorney Rob-
ert M. Moore, Clerk Benny C. Lister, Chief Deputy
Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Tobwan Col-
lier. Chief Deputy Sheriff Jack Davila, Admin.
AssL/Civll Defense Director Larry Wells, Mosquito
Control Director Sam Graves, Jr., Road Superin-
tendent Bob Lester, and Solid Waste Coordinator/
County Planner Ralph Rish., and Veterans Service
Officer James Sealey.
The meeting came to order at 7:06 p.m.
Admin. Asat Wells opened the meeting with
prayer, and Chairman Creamer led the Pledge of
Allegiance to the flag.
Approve Minutes: Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Parker, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved the min-
utes of March 12, 1991 both Regular and High-
land View Water Board meetings.
Public Hearing Supplemental Budget -
Equipment: Pursuant to advertisement to hold a
public hearing to consider adoption of a supple-
mental budget to cover the equipment recently ob-
tained for the Mosquito Control and Road Depart-
ments through lease/purchases, no public
comment was received. Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Parker,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved Supple-
mental Budget for the 1990-91 fiscal year..
Receive Bids shelter Overstreet Park:
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed bids
for a low-pitch beam shelter for the Overstreet
Park (#9091-14), the following bids were received-
Swartz Associates $4,888.00
Universal Building Specialist $6,900.00
Hunter-Knepshleld Company $4,520.00
RCP Shelters, Inc. $7,920.00
The Board tabled these bids for study and
recommendation by County Planner Rish, Admin.
Asst. Wells, and Commissioner Traylor.
Receive Bids Recycling Containers: Pur-
suant to advertisement to receive sealed bids for
recycling containers (#9091-15), the following bids
FIBREX, Inc. $11,260.00
Pine Mountain Equipment Distributors
Kotrac Recycling. Inc. $13,380.00
The Board tabled these bids for study and
recommendation by Solid Waste Coordinator Rish.
Veterans Service Office: Linda Carr ap-
peared before the Board to discuss problems she
ad regarding contacting the Veterans Service Offi-
cer and recommended that the Board have a full-
time Veterans Administration Office. She stated
her brother-in-law had to be taken to Bay Medical
Center and has a costly bill, and he could have
been taken to the Veterans Administration Hospi-
tal in Lake City if she could have reached Mr. Seal-
ey. Upon discussion about waiting in his office
(there was a note stating he would return in30
minutes), Mr. Sealey reported that he was in atten-
dance at a Transportation Disadvantaged Commit-
tee meeting which lasted longer than he had antic-
ipated. He also reported there is a toll-free number
for the Veterans Administration posted on his
door, and he discussed that none of the surround-
Ing counties of this size have a full-time Veteran
Administration Office. Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the Board does not have the funds to go to
a full-time office this year, but this matter should'
be considered carefully in the next budget year. Af-
ter further discussion, the Board requested that
Mr. Sealey (1) post his home phone number on his
door, (2) put notes on his door telling where he can
be located if he has to leave the office during his
normal work hours, and (3) write a letter to the
doctors in Gulf County to notify them that they
can call the Veterans Administration Hospital in
Lake City themselves In emergency situations.
Commissioner Peters stated he has objected to a
part-time Veterans Administration Office from the
beginning, and he moved to advertise to hire a full-
time Veterans Officer to put into place on October
I st if the money's budgeted. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion for discussion, stating he
agrees with this process, but feels it is premature
at this time. He then withdrew his second. The mo-
tion then died for lack of a second.
St. Joseph Bay. Committee: Bill Kuyper ap-
peared to discuss location of the buoy system in
the Bay, stating they are getting the buoys for a
good price they will also be obtaining chain
from Franklin County and will make their own an-
chors. Upon inquiry, he reported the Committee is
working with George Boyer and Bill Blackmore on
the signs. Mr. Kuyper also discussed that Dr. Carl-
son will be coming to Gulf County to work on the
Anti-Drug Abuse Grant: Admin. Asst. Wells
recommended the County serve as the Coordinat-
ing Unit for this grant, with the following stipula-
tions for the applicants: (I) they will develop their
own application, (2) pay their own match, and (3)
be responsible for their own reports. Upon motion
by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote, the Board approved
E.M.S. Grant/South Gulf County Ambu-
lance Service: Admin. Asst. Wells reported the
deadline on the Emergency Medical Services Grant
is this week. and the South Gulf County Ambu-
lance Service has requested permission to apply
for the funds for radio equipment (the County
would have to pay a $4,889.32 match). He stated
the match could be paid from the $2,500 per
month the County is saving on the Hospital's sub-
sidy according to the new contract. Bobby Plair
stated they need I mobile radio, 8 portable radios,
and 6 pagers. After further discussion. Commis-
sioner Traylor moved to approve South Gulf
County Ambulance Service's application (County's
match to be paid from the funds saved on the Hosa-
pital's subsidy), Board of County Commissioners
inventory. Commissioner Peters seconded the mo-
tion, and It passed unanimously.
Ambulance/Indigent Care Contract: Ad-
min. Asst Wells discussed a proposed 2-year con-
tract with Gulf Pines Hospital to begin April 1.
1991 providing ambulance service for $1.00 per
year and providing indigent medical. care for
$132,000.00 per year (less $1,000.00 per month to
be deducted) for lease of County equipment which
would make it $120,000 per year. Attorney Moore
reported the contract also provides for the Hospital
to get an immediate payment of $30,000.00 for
January, February, and March. Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner
Parker, and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
execute this contract.
Fire Trucks Surplus Property: Admin.
Asst. Wells reported the Board paid for the High-
land View Fire Department truck and they paid for
1/2 of the Howard Creek Fire Department truck
(Howard Creek Fire Department paid the other
halo. The Board agreed to make the decision on
the split of funds after the bids are received.
Lease Drivers License Office: Admin.
Asst Wells reported the City of Port St. Joe ap-
proved another 1-year lease with the Department
of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles on locating
their trailer on the County's property by the Court-
house. Upon inquiry by.Commissioner Peters, Ad-
min. Asst. Wells reported he will send the letter to
the State regarding construction of a building.
Meeting Small Counties Workshop: Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Peters, Admin. Asst
Wells reported he is planning to attend the Small
Counties workshop in Tallahassee tomorrow.
Invoice A.R.P.C./Raffield Loan: Upon mo-
tion by Commissioner Traylor. second by Commis-
stoner Peters and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to pay invoice #2 from the Apalachee Re-
gional Planning Council. in the amount of
$11,327.75, for the Raffield Loan. Attorney Moore
reported the Board may need to 'take action re-
garding this matter in the near future.
Invoice Salinas Park: Upon motion by
Commissioner Parker. second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote, the Board approved
payment of BDE invoice #13301-06 (in the amount
of $3,312.00) for the Salinas Park project, contin-
gent 'upon approval by County Planner Rish or
Park Commission Chairman John Reeves.
Courthouse Roofi Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Parker, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved payment
of Architect Charles A. Gaskin invoice #1 (Protect
9016) for the Courthouse roof project, after adding
back the $500.00 he had deducted regarding the
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor. and unanimous
vote, the Board approved execution of the contract
document with Panama Sheet Metal Works for re-
pair of the Courthouse roof (in the amount of
23,319.00 Bid #9091-11).
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor. and unanimous
vote, the Board approved execution of a change or-
der; with Panama Sheet Metal Works (in the
amount of $4,600.00) for replacement of the exist-
Ing metal wall caps and for a bonding agent for the
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved payment of Panama Sheet
Metal Works Invoice #1 (in the amount of
$27,919.00) for the Courthouse roof repair and
they agreed to return the deposit they put up in
the amount bf $1,166.00.
Invoice Leon County Board of County
Commissioners: Clerk Lister presented a request
for payment from Leon County Board of County
Commissioners, in the amount of $240.86, as Gulf
County's share of Attorney's fees in Leon County's
case against the Department of Revenue. He re-
prted Gulf County's share of the award from the
lawsut 'is $184,673.45. Commissioner Traylor
moved to pay $240.86 to Leon County, and Com-
missioner Parker seconded the motion. After fur-
ther discussion. Commissioner Parker withdrew
his second and Commissioner Traylor withdrew
his motion. The Board tabled this matter to allow
Clerk Lister to check on whether or not the County
has received their share of the court award.
Invoice Medical Examiner: Upon recom-
mendation by Attorney Moore, the Board tabled
Medical Examiner invoice #ME90-115 (in the
mount of $300.00) until a court order is received..
Invoices Road Paving: Clerk Lister dis-
cussed a letter from the City of Wewahitchka, re-
questing the County pay C.W. Roberts Contracting
invoice #6 (in the amount of $40,558.54 for work
done on Contract 2) from the City's funds, contin-
gent upon approval by Robert Nations. County
Planner Rish reported he has spoken with Robert
Nations, and he recommended the Board deduct
Lucy Drive from this amount ($6,935.03) and then
pay half of the balance. Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Peters,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to pay this
invoice based on approval by Robert Nations.
Clerk Lister presented a letter. from the City
of Wewahitchka, requesting the Board pay Land-
mark Surveying Invoices #2228-90-G ($2,707.50)
and #2209-90-G ($795.00) from the City's funds
for Contract 2 road paving.
Road Paving Funds: Clerk Lister discussed
a letter from the City of Wewahitchka, demanding
they be given the remaining balance of'their
$400,000.00. Attorney Moore recommended the
Board take no action this time.
Lighting New Highland View Bridge:
Clerk Lister presented a proposed agreement from
Department of Transportation, stating they will in-
stall lights on the new Highland View Bridge if the
County will agree to maintain them and pay the
monthly bills. The Board tabled this for review by
Copy Machine Clerk's Office: Clerk Lister
reported he has purchased a new copier for his of-
fice and none of the other county offices want the
old copier due to the high monthly maintenance
cost. Upon motion by Commissioner Parker, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to advertise to sell this copi-
Personnel Policy Overtime: Road Super-
intendent Lester reported his employees want to
use the fiscal year for their overtime (time earned
in each fiscal year must be used prior to Septem-
ber 30th, only time actually earned in September -
but cannot be taken can be carried over to the
Road Acceptance Creekview Estates:
Upon recommendation by Road Superintendent
Lester, Commissioner Traylor moved to accept the
road In Creekview Estates (belongs to George Dur-
en). Commissioner Fortner seconded the motion,
and it passed with the following vote: Chairman
Creamer and Commissioners Fortner, Peters, and
Traylor voted yes. Commissioner Parker voted no.
Mosquito Spraying: Mosquito Control Direc-
tor Graves discussed his need for another Mosqui-
to spray truck driver. The Board took no action on
this request They agreed for the Mosquito Control
Department to begin spraying more often.
Wewahitchka Courthouse Renovation
Grant: Billy Joe Rish reported if this grant pro-
gram is funded, Gulf County's Wewahitchka
Courthouse Renovation project should be includ-
Road Paving City of Port St. Joe: Billy
Joe Rish reported the City of Port St Joe is ready
to begin their paving project The Board agreed for
County Planner Rish to work with Attorney Rish to
begin the bidding process for Contract III.
Solid Waste: Billy Joe Rish discussed his as-
sistance to the County regarding the solid waste
problem with Bay county stating he feels this Issue
Is closed. He reported he is concluding his work
and will send the County a bill. Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner
Parker, and unanimous vote, the Board approved
payment of this invoice "up to $500.00).
Award Bid Recycling Containers: Upon
recommendation by Solid Waste Coordinator Rish,
Commissioner Peters moved to award the bid for
recycling containers (Bid #9091-15) to FIBREX,
Inc., not to exceed $11,260.00. Commissioner
Parker seconded the motion and, after discussion
by Solid Waste Coordinator Rish about recycling
paper and about the buy-back center, it passed
Beach Access Grant: County Planner Rish
discussed requests he has received from property
owners on the Cape for the County to apply for
more State grants and buy their property for beach
access. After further discussion, the Board took no
action in this matter.
Invoice Road Paving: County Planner Rish
presented C.W. Roberts Contracting Invoice #9 (in
the amount of $119,455.77) for work done on Con-
tract 1. and recommended the Board approve pay-
ment, contingent upon his review and approval.
Commissioner Traylor moved to accept this recom-
mendation, and Commissioner Parker seconded
the motion. It passed with the following vote:
Chairman Creamer and Commissioners Fortner,
Parker, and Traylor voted yes. Commissioner Pe-
ters voted no.
Award Bid Shelter Overstreet Park:
County Planner Rish recommended the Board
award the bid for the low-pitch beam shelter
(9091-14) to Hunter-Knepshield. in the amount of
$2,620.00, for the shelter and freight if the com-
pany agrees, as this is only a portion of their bid.
Commissioner Traylor moved to approve this rec-
ommendation, and Commissioner Traylor moved
to approve this recommendation, and Commission-
er Fortner seconded the motion. It passed with the
following vote: Chairman Creamer and Commis-
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sioners Fortner. Parker, and Traylor voted yes.
Commissioner Peters voted no.
Five Points LendflUl Solid Waste Coordina-
tor Rish presented a permit application for the Five
Points Landfill Expansion for the Board's approval.
Parking Area Health Department: County
Planner Rish reported he has inspected the park-
ing area at the Health Department, and recom-
mends paving and striping it. If the C4ty of Port St.
Joe agrees. Commissioner Peters ag d for his in-
terest money earned on the road paying funds to
be used to pave the parking area In front of the
Health Department. Jimmy Rogers also discussed
contacting the City about repairing the sidewalk.
tion: Upon inquiry by Commissioner Peters, Attor-
ney Moore stated his report on DeWayne Manuel's
retirement and unemployment compensation has
not changed since the last meeting (he read his re-
port from the minutes of March 12, 1991).
Property Lease Capital Asphalt: Upon in-
quiry by Commissioner Peters, Chairman Creamer
reported the letter from Attorney Moore that Capi-
tal Asphalt cannot lease property at Wimico Park
was done at his request because he needed written
Repair Wewahitchka Courthouse Rootf
Commissioner Traylor reported Maintenance Su-
pervisor Bearden can get a trustee to repair the
roof at Wewahltchka Courthouse, and the materi-
als will cost approximately $1,194.67. After dis-
cussion, the Board agreed for Commissioners Fort-
ner and Traylor to work together to make sure the
trustee will go a good job.
Inventory Wewahltchka Ambulance Ser-
vice: Commissioner Traylor reported the Wewa-
hitchka Ambulance Service has an old 1972 Dodge
Van, and they want to give It to the Wewahltchka
Medical Center. After discussion. Commissioner
Traylor moved to Junk this van (property record
#220-1) and allow the Wewahltchka Medical Cen-
ter to use it in exchange for their providing the
non-emergency medical pickups with it Commis-
sioner Peters seconded the motion and after dis-
cussion by Attorney Moore that the title needs to
be In Wewahltchka Medical Center's name so they
can get the tag and insurance, the motion passed
Mosquito Control Workshop: Commission-
er Traylor discussed the County's need for mosqui-
to spray. After discussion by Chairman Creamer
about an ad' requesting organizations donate
spray, the Board agreed to hold a Mosquito Con-
trol workshop to get public input. They set the
workshop for Tuesday, April 9th at 6:00 p.m.,
Highland View Water Board Meeting: Attor-
ney Moore reported there will be a Highland View
Water Board meeting held at the next regular
Board meeting. Deputy Clerk Collier to post the
Abandonment Road: Attorney Moore re-
ported George Baxter filed a petition requesting
the Board abandon the portion of Palm Street in
Beacon Hill that dead-ends into his property, and
a notice will be in the newspaper.
Property Cleanup/Court Case St. Joe
Beach: Attorney Moore reported there is a deed
from James Barber on the property at St. Joe
Beach (the County filed a lawsuit against him for
clean-up of the property).
Prisoner Medical Bills: Attorney Moore re-
ported the bills from Dr. San Pedro on treatment of
prisoners were for services rendered, and he rec-
ommended the Board pay the invoices they have
been holding. Upon motion by Commissioner Park-
er, second by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved this recommenda-
Unionization: Attorney Moore reported that
the Local 653 was certified as the Representatives,
and the County's objection to the election method
was denied. Upon his inquiry, the Board agreed to
proceed with negotiations.
Personnel Policy Overtime: Upon discus-
sion by Attorney Moore that any personnel policy
change should be by motion, Commissioner Tray-
lor moved to allow the Road Department to be on a
fiscal year term for overtime (Instead of calendar
year). Commissioner Parker seconded the motion,
and it passed with the following vote: Chairman
Creamer and Commissioners Fortner, Parker, and
Traylor voted yes. Commissioner Peters voted-no.
The Salvation Army Domestic
Violence and Rape Crisis Program
in Panama City is seeking more
volunteers They will be providing
a free training program, begin-
ning April 23rd. For further infor-
mation and application form,
please call 763-0706, or' write to
P.O. Box 540, Panama City, Flori-
Comprehensive Plan: Attorney Moore re-
ported a hearing has been scheduled in the case of
the Department of Community Affairs vs. Gulf
County (regarding the Comp Plan) for April 18th
and 19th). Admin. Asst. Wells discussed the pro-
cess of negotiations with DCA."
Coordinated Transportation Program:
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Parker, Commis-
sioner Peters reported he and Sharon ULpford met
with the City of Wewahitchka regarding their fi-
nancial contribution to the Transportation Disad-
vantages Program, and the City agreed to put it on
their agenda for discussion at their next meeting.
Unemployment Compensation: Upon In-
quiry by Commissioner Parker about Johnny Wil-
liams being paid unemployment compensation.
the Board discussed confusion that has been oc-
curring in the verification process done by the
State. After further discussion, the Board agreed
that County Planner Rish be informed of all termi-
nations immediately and that any inquiries made
regarding these individuals be referred to him.
Parking Area Health Department: Com-
missioner Peters moved to execute a change order
to Contract 1 to pave the front parking area at 'the
Health Department (contingent on the City of Port
St Joe's approval), and to pay for this project from
District 4's Interest money. Commissioner Fortner
seconded the motion, and it passed with the fol-
lowing vote: Chairman Creamer and Commission-
ers Fortner, Peters, and Traylor voted yes. Com-
missioner Parker voted no.
Five Points Landfill: Commissioner Traylor
moved to pay the $1,000.00 permit application fee
for the Five Points Landfill expansion from Mosqui-
to Control 'Professional Services. Commissioner
Fortner seconded the motion, and it passed with
the following vote: Chairman Creamer and Com-
missioners Fortner, Parker, and Traylor votes yes.
Commissioner Peters voted no.
Bids Chipper: Solid Waste Coordinator
Rish reported a new chipper would cost approxi-
mately $16,000.00 (which is more than the County
can afford) and discussed the county and the City
of Port St. Joe going in halves on purchasing a
chipper, contingent upon the details being worked
out with the City of Port St. Joe (storage, mainte-
nance. etc.). Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
Flood Insurance/C.O.B.R.A. Program:
Chairman Creamer discussed the committee meet-
ing held regarding Flood Insurance/Coastal Bar-
riers Resource Act, stating he offered the Board's
support (not monetary).
Doe Wbltfleld Road/Road Paving: Upon in-
quiry by Commissioner Peters about widening the
Doc Whitfield Road, County Planner Rish reported
the cost estimate to widen C30 was approximately.
County Agreements: Chairman Creamer re-
quested that the Commissioners not enter into any
agreements unless It Is brought, before the Board
or the Chairman is notified. #
There being no further business, and upon
motion by Commissioner Parker and second by'
Commissioner Traylor,' the meeting did then ad-
JAMES E. CREAMER. CHAIRMAN
ATIEST' BENNY C. LISTER. CLERK
By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
The chinch bug is the most
damaging insect on St. Augustine
grass lawns and sooner or later
most home gardeners have to
spray to control this pest. Many
people have changed lawn grass-
es as a solution to the chinch bug
problem since the insect only at-
tacks St. Augustine. There is
however, a way to reduce turf in-
jury, and this is by proper sum-
Research has shown that the
rate and source of nitrogen ferti-
lizers has a tremendous effect on
the susceptibility of St. Augustine
grass to chinch bug injury. As ni-
trogen fertilization increases,
chinch bug damage increases.
There is also difference in damage
between nitrogen sources. Lawns
receiving fertilizers containing
slow-release nitrogen have few
chinch bugs and less damage
than lawns fertilized with highly
soluble (fast-release) nitrogen fer-
tilizers. Don't be misled by the
term "organic" on a bag of fertiliz-
er. Although nitrogen in slow re-
lease fertilizers can be in organic
form such as sewage sludge,
there are organic forms of nitro-
gen such as urea which are very
soluble and release nitrogen rap-
It is important to remember
that the natural color of St. Au-
gustine grass is light green and
not blue green. Maintaining this
unnatural blue green color with
high levels of nitrogen throughout
the summer will greatly increase
the susceptibility of St Augustine
grass to chinch bug injury.
There is another way to main-
tain the green color of the grass
without promoting excessive top
growth and increasing suscepti-
blity to chinch bugs. Applica-
tions of iron sulfate at the rate of
2 ounces per 3-5 gallons of water
per 1000 square feet will provide
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this greening effect The effect
from supplemental iron applica-
tion is only temporary (approxi-'
mately 2-4 weeks), therefore, re-',
peat applications are necessary
for summer-long color. Also, be-
cause iron will stain, care must
be taken not to get iron sulfate
solution on the concrete walks
These recommendations will
not eliminate chinch bug damage,
but they offer a management tool
which can help in reducing the
severity of attack caused by the
number one pest of St. Augustine'
Bees Do It,
Trees Do It
Bees don't make the only:
honeycombs in trees.
Honeycombing is a term used
by foresters to describe a tree's
lengthwise separation of wood fi-
bers, according to Georgia-Pacific
Corp., one of the world's largest
forest products companies.
The separations, commonly
found along the strips of cells in a
tree that store and transport
food, often are not visible at the