The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: July 29, 1993
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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P. ORT ST. JOE, FLOFl1DA 32456 THURSDAY, JULY 29, 19.93

330 Per Copy
Plus 20 Tax...

Gulf Follows Trend In Holding Tax Line

The Gulf County Commission followed the
lead of other taxing powers in the County, this
week and sliced a bit off the tax bill It was a

8.145 Mill Rate for '94 Reflects Slight Drop I

$16,882, with all of the money coming from
- sources other than ad valorem taxes. A large
chunk of the Department's money comes from

tiny. slice, but it was a slice, nevertheless. Property Appraiser, reported an increase in tax- $486,462 increase over last year. Most of the the state Department of Transportation, to be
The reduction-of .043 of a mill-put the able values of $4,694,049, for a total taxable increase came through having to budget a used for repairs, and comes from gasoline tax-
new Gulf County budget below the magic "roll value of $520,410,635. $250,000 grant received from the federal gov- es. The Road Department's total budget is
back line" for ad valorem taxes, which amount- As a result of the budget planning, tax pay- eminent tp operate the SHIP program, a hous- .$754,305.
ed to an actual as well as a figurative reduction ers will see a modest reduction in their tax bills ing assistance plan. The fund also includes The Mosquito Control, which was bulging at
in taxes over the previous year. when they are mailed out this year.. Tax payers nearly $200,00 received as a grant for the
Gulf County levied 8.188 mills last year. living in the St. Joseph Fire Control district will White City Water construction. The General the seams a few years ago, has slimmed down
The levy for the coming fiscal year is 8.145. The have the only tax increase this year. The Dis- Fund budget increased from $4,185,858 last toa of t23 si nt td and
roll back levy for this year-the amount of tax- trict, which was allowed to levy a half mill tax year to a proposed 4$4,671,520 for the coming mergsted witselfh the Road Department Mduost of these and
es needed to bring in the, same number of tax for fire fighting purposes, jumped .060 of a fiscalyear.erged with the Road Department. Most of the
dollars as last year-was 8.3. mill, reflecting the largest single increase in the The Fine and Forfeiture'Fund which in- and eepgup dri
VALUES UP SLIGHTLY County. eludes the courts and the Sheriffs Department, from the State of Florida
Property values took a modest increase dur- FUNDS SHOW SLIGHT INCREASE has been increased by $75,140, to a total oftae Florida.
ing the past year, due to new construction, ad- The General Fund, which is a ,catch-all for $1,127,294. The Certificates of Indebtedness fund has
editions and improvements. Kesley Colbert, several operations in the County, showed a : Road and Bridge Fund is up a modest (See TAX REDUCTION on Page 3)

Boyer Offers Bryant Landing
of' l.7 a I M Ivi AS

Property As Gift to County

Stipulating Use As A Boat Landing on Chipola River

You Go 'ump"Without Seat Belts
Lt. Larry M. Costanzo, public relations crash at a modest five miles per hour, at
officer- for the Florida Highway Patrol, the corner of Reid Avenue and Fifth Street.
brought his "sled" to Port St. Joe last Fri- Shown strapped in the sled, getting his
day, to demonstrate the need for wearing 'bump" is Keith Nixon, who grimaces as the
seatbelts while driving a car. Lt. Costanzo 'sled" comes to a sudden stop and takes a
demonstrated the "sled", which simulated a short bounce backward. .

Meeting without the presence
i of their chairman, Tuesday. the
Gulf County Commission breezed
through a.short agenda, fielding
complaintss and accepting gifts
'with the same expertise. Chair-
.'man Nathan Peters, Jr., was ab-
sent to attend the funeral of his
father. I
Appearing before the commis-
sion, George Boyer didn't even re-
motely resemble Santa Claus. but
he offered a nice gift to the citi-
zens o'f Gulf County which the
Board couldn't refuse.
'Boyer offered to give Gulf
County a deed to property known
as 'Bryant's Landing, free of
clrge. He asked that the County
ber the iexperise of transfer, of ti-
Tle and give hbhTW"b-everter clause
to the property in case the
County should consider using itL
in the future for purposes other
than as a public boat landing.
The County would assume
maintenance of the landing site,
located on .the Chipola River in-
the Dalkelth area.
The Commission eagerly ac-

cepted the offer and urged Boyer lor's suggestion, the Commission
to meet with their attorney, Pat will notify the property owners of
Floyd, to Iron out the details of other such roads in the County of
the gift and just how much prop- their intentions to close them all
erty the County would be receiv- and hear any input they may
ing. Boyer offered only the land- have in the matter on August 3.
ing and the road leading to the Josle Webb of Howard Creek,
site. didn't seem to be able to under-
stand why he should do what the
REQUESTS HEARD building ordinance required In
Arden Stephens asked that a determining the level of his pro-
road on private property be aban- posed manufactured home in the
doned by the County Road De- subdivision.
apartment Stephens said the road Webb claimed he received
served several land owners at one rude treatment from building in-
point in time, but that it Is no spector Don Butler, when he was
longer in use and asked the asked what he had to do to re-
County to stop maintaining it. .ceive a permit. Butler told the
"The County doesn't own the Board he was very busy when
property on which the road is lo- Webb came to his office and.did
S-cate and eajod property no spenu much ume wrlin
owner is no longer interested in which he interpreted as "rude-
seeing it maintained," Stephens ness." "Webb was very rude when
said. he came to the office," Butler
After a discussion on the said. "I still gave'him all the infor-
matter, Commissioner Billy Tray- nation he needed to get a permit
lor said the closing of the road and still he wasn't satisfied."
will have an effect on several.oth- Webb left the Commission
er roads in the County which meeting still not satisfied he was':
have the same situation. On Tray- (See GIFT on Page 3)

Four'large information signs will be
placed at present Bay entrances to ad-
vise boaters where it is safe to operate
their craft without damage to the boats
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Buys MarkSafe Boating aneAlong Bay

There are a total of 36 numbered buoys
now floating brilliantly in St. Joseph Bay
which were recently placed there by local vol-
unteers. Buoys are a mariner's aide to havi-
gation and a source of protection to sea
grass beds. The buoys are designed to mark
a safe and non-destructive route for boaters
to operate in the head of the bay. Once the
boater proceeds on the landward side of the
buoys, they should proceed with special care
in order to prevent boat motor damage plus
boat propeller decimation to the underwater
sea grass beds.
The Gulf County Board of County Com-
missioners appointed a group of local citi-
zens in 1989 to look into a problem of sea
grass beds being torn up, prepare a plan and

R1" In the photo at right,
John Lee and Pete White and
-shown in the water, placing
marker buoys in place, mark-
ing .a safe route along the
east shore of St. Joseph Bay,
c, for boats to navigate.
I -". The route marked by the
SV -';^ 'buoys will also' protect the
n, c aquatic grasses which grow
.A along the shore of the bay
and serve as cover for young
S. sea creatures.
The map at left shows
.- the location of the marked
.L- area in the Bay. The markers
C were placed in position by a
S ,. -- group of volunteers, interest-
ed in protecting the Bay and
its aquatic growth.

implement a method that would inform the
St. Joseph Bay resource users on how to
help protect the sea grass beds in the Bay.
This group is known as the St. Joseph Bay
After three years of arduous planning,
obtaining permits and a funding source, the
Committee, in cooperation with the Gulf
County Commission has started placing the
augers, shackels, chains and brightly colored
markers of a line of buoys in place in the
Bay. Buoy numbers one and two have been
placed at the entrance to the boat channel at
the City Pier on Fifth Street. The buoys are
placed in a semi-circular, clockwise rotation
around St. Joseph Bay, up to a mile north of
Tapper's Hole. The first of the buoy place-
ments started last Thursday.
The project was originated three years
ago, when it was ascertained that the bay
grasses provided cover for several sea ani-

mals in the Bay, which is a natural nursery
for several specimens. The bay grasses were
being, torn up by the roots by boaters run-
ning their craft in the shallows of the Bay,
near shore.
The funding grant was made possible by
the Florida Boating Improvement Program,
issued by the Bureau of Local Recreation
Services, a division of the Department of Nat-
ural Resources.
Large informational signs will be placed
at four different boat landings that rim St.
Joseph Bay. These signs will inform everyone
of buoy and sea grass locations. The, Florida
Statutes, Sec. 253.77, help to protect this vi-
tal bay nursery grounds [turtle grass, shoal
grass and manatee grasses.]
The St. Joseph Bay Committee hopes to
see you enjoy and take care of our natural
marine environment as responsible boaters
and St. Joseph Bay resource users.

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It's Budget Time Again
ALL OUR GOVERNMENTS in Gulf County are in the throes
of creating new operating budgets for the next three weeks or so.
Everything you read about budgets of various local government
operations will be figured at the "high dollar" until nearly Sep-
tember first, for millage purposes. At that time, each facet of lo-
cal government-whether it be City, County or School Board-
will be told they can levy so many mills in taxes without going
over the rate levied the previous year. If they want to raise more
money than has been publicized, they must hold public hearings
and advertise their intentions. If they can lower their millage
rate below the declared rate, they.can do so without giving you,
the taxpayer, any notification.
The preliminary budgets are now being arrived at in order for
the TRIM notices to be sent out. There is a complicated formula
by which the state of Florida figures out how many mills can be
levied and still bring in the same amount of dollars as the levy
did the previous year. Then, they start working from there, hav-
ing to justify every increase made.
That's the point at which the local governments find them-
selves at the present time.
at this time of the year] are essentially the budget which gets fi-
nal approval. 'Gulf County, the School Board, the City of Port St.
Joe and the City of Wewahitchka, all have told you just about
what their budgets will be.
We're just pleased to sed that all the governments are follow-
ing a frugal pattern with this year's budgets. The taxpayer Is be-
ing called on too much and too often these days, to support this
program and that program. The federal government and the
State' of Florida has big plans for our dollars which 'are mostly
contrary to our wishes. It's nice to see our local taxing authori-
ties considering the well being of the taxpayer.
All of these public servants, on a county and municipal level
in Gulf County, are taxpayers. They hurt their own pocketbook
as well as yours if they levy frivolous taxes. We're pleased to see
them all holding the line, at least. Maybe next year we'll even be
able to wean ourselves away from some of these tax expendi-
tures and let users of services bear more of the load. We proba-
bly won't have so many demands for services with the bill being
divided among the recipients.

PRESIDENT CLINTON IS having one heck of: a time getting
his cabinet appointments approved by Congress. The trouble. is
that each appointment, with few exceptions, seems to be a light-
weight. Almost all of them fail to pass muster when It comes
time for examination.
Two of the most glaring ones are his appointments for Sur-
geon General and the Supreme Court; both of whom are In the
news during this present time.
Our friend, Rush Limbaugh [as well as others] has been giyv-
tig Dr. Joyce Elders, the choice for Surgeon General, a fit The.
pundits point an accusing finger mostly at her double dipping,
taking salaries both from the State of Arkansas and the United
States. Limbaugh-and this writer--is more 'concerned with her
opinion toward sex and children. Dr. Elders feels sex education
should be taught in the schools, BEGINNING WITH KINDER-
GARTEN! Limbaugh has recently uncovered the fact that she ad-
vocates making the age of consent, age 12.
: Teach 'em at an early age how to "do it" and give 'em the au-
thority before many of them reach puberty. Way go to, Doctor!
THE WAY MRS. GINSBURG is ducking questions from the
senate confirmation committee, makes us a little hesitant to give
her a rubber stamp approval to the court.
She has already, tacitly, approved abortion, admittedly, her
approval has been through a drawn conclusion due to the way
she has answered other questions. Rather than come right out
and say she supports the right of choice, she says she supports
the right of a woman to her own privacy. If we were doing the
confirmation investigation, we would take that as an approval of
abortion also. It is so easy to say, "No, I don't approve of abor-
tion." One doesn't have to beat about the bush.
Then, too, she refuses to reveal her opinion on the death
penalty by saying, "I have not fully considered it."
Well, Ms. Ginsburg, you should have given it deep thought
before the confirmation hearings, since you should have been
well aware those two questions would be among the first to be
asked. As we now perceive your position, you favor letting the
criminals live and kill the innocent uriborn babies at will.

iuker D~own with Kes


.. .

My favorite wedding anniver-
sary story happened on a radio
show broadcasting live to every
household in the Renfro Valley.
Lester "Roadhog" Moran and his
Cadillac Cowboys were doing
their Happy Saturday Morning
Radio Show over station W-E-A-
K. It was right before hymn time
and Roadhog was doing his usual
birthday and anniversary greet-
ings, "...and we'd like to send this
next number to Frank and Elsie
who, as you all know, are cele-
brating their 91st wedding anni-
versary....91 st? Uh-well,
uh...uh-oh, wait a minute-that's
SARY- ole Roadhog had the card
turned upside down!"
My wife and I, if I've got the
card right side up, just a week or
so ago turned over our 16th year
Now, I know what you're
thinking-he forgot so he's doing
a story to cover up....WRONGI As
a matter of fact, I got the gift back
in January-six months early!
You've got to prepare for these

And I've Still

Got Life to Go

anniversary things. And I went all
out this year, too. I spent almost
forty dollars! I found her a watch
that I really liked. Now, it was a
second-hand watch but the case
was in excellent shape. And I fig-
ured I had plenty of time to get it
running before the big day.
One thing was for absolute,
dead positive certain, on June
30th, I was going to have some
kind of present for Cathy to open.
You see, last year I forgot..
"Course, that was her fault!
She never even mentioned it the
day before. Listen, we ate lunch
together on the 30th and SHE
a little hint. She Just sat there
eating her taco salad and
watched me with sadistic glee as I
slowly drowned in a sea of ignor-
ance. .
It gets worse. At exactly 3:30
that afternoon she walks in the
office carrying this gigantic, gift
wrapped, big ribbons all-over-it-
everywhere-box and plops it down
on my desk and grins like the cat
who just ate every canary on
earth. Folks, I don't have a clue. I
look up at her like she's out of
her mind. I don't know what she's
doing here. I don't know why she
has just laid the biggest gift
wrapped box in the history of

mankind on my desk....Why is
she grinning so....
"Cathy, I uh I uh what-"
"I wanted to come right at
Oh, no! Nuts! Son-of-a-gun!
Holy cowl Mother Maybells!!
I couldn't even fake it! I
couldn't even pretend that I knew
all along and was Just playing....
Plus, I didn't have a thing for
"Cathy, I forgot."
She roared with laughter,
"Really, I couldn't tell.".
She left and I called the flow-
er place. I took her to dinner that
night. Notice that it wasn't sup-
per. Ain't no supper ever cost
what that meal did!
A couple of days later she
was telling me about this new
dress she'd seen.... ,
"Cathy, why don't you buy it.
It can be my anniversary
After we picked up the dress
we went to a movie. First picture
show I'd been to since 'True Grit."
Then we went to dinner. Cathy
had the lobster and prime rib. I
had a glass of water and some
crackers. It was the first dress I
bought since before "True Grit"-I
didn't realize you also had to
have shoes, a purse and a rieck-

lace to go with it.
Soon after that the boys went
on a choir trip. "Kes, why don't
we go to Savannah for the week-
"Savannah! Georgia?"
"Sure, the boys are gone, it
.will be fun. I'd love to see those
old antebellum homes. We could
call it an anniversary trip. We.-
might could start taking one each
It was hot in Savannah....And
Folks,'I reckd i that little slip
of mind. last year cost me over
seven hundred dollars!
Yes, sir, you understand'now'
why I was shopping in January.
I'll never forget again!l I've got
those little yellow post-it notes up
everywhere. I've got strings tied
around my fingers.
I told Cathy back in March I
already' had her anniversary
present. "I'm sure I'll love It, just
as long as it doesn't tick or catch
a ball."
Bless her heart, she under-
stands my 'affinity for clocks and
gloves. "I'm safe, this one doesn't
do either....yet"
As she unwrapped my sec-
ond-hand gift another country
singer came to mind. I could hear
old. Stonewall Jackson doing that
last refrain from one of his old,
prison songs..../ue been in here
19 years, and Tve still got life to
go...and rue still got life to go....
I think maybe it was our 19th
wedding anniversary. lTime flies
when you're having as much fun
as we are.

Heat Limits Activites, Makes Strange Things

HAS IT BEEN hot enough for
you? How many times have you
been asked that question during
the past two weeks?
It's really been too hot to
move even slowly. It was
weather like this that started that
dress craze the streak!
Do you remember that one?
Those crazy young people going
to college would show up in a
public place, then dash quickly
from one cover to another, buck
I remember a few years ago, I
was watching an Atlanta Braves
baseball game on IV, when, lo
and behold, a young man
streaked across deep left field in
his birthday suit It was on a hot
summer night, such as we have
been having. You couldn't hardly
blame him for his actions,
though. There is nobody who
kriows quite how to have a hot
summer night like Atlanta does.
'It gets IHot! there during the
summer time.

Etaoin Shrdlu

By Wesley Ramsey

during the summer is a chore,
also. It's too hot to get outside
and cook on the grill, or eat on
the patio. It's too hot to stay in
the house; even with the air con-
ditioner running.
It's even too hot to have rela-
tives visiting when they bring
gifts with them. Somehow, it's'
just not the season to get into en-
I don't even like to go visiting
when the temperature knocks the
top out of the thermometer.
The Wewa Bank tries, in vain,
to persuade visitors it isn't all

that hot. The other day, when I
was headed for home, I was un-
dressing in the car all the way so
I wouldn't waste any time getting
comfortable. I know from experi-
ence that It was at least 115 de-
grees outside; maybe even hotter.
The Wewa Bank thermometer
said it was only 90 degrees! Who
are they trying to kid?
It must have been at least as
hot as it was in Saudi Arabia dur-
ing Desert Storm.
IT WAS EVEN so hot last
Tuesday Fulton County Stadium
caught fire and burned the press

box and broadcast booth.
More than likely it was set on
fire by some broadcaster who
didn't want to sit in it for two or
three hours, reporting on the ball
game. Since the stadium broad-
cast booth wasn't air conditioned,
the broadcaster just took a gam-
ble and set it on fire.
Maybe Fulton County would
replace it with air conditioned fa-
And, again, they may not!
But that was alright The
Braves caught fire also, for the
next two games, and nearly
burned the remainder of the sta-
dium down. Five homers and 22
runs in two games.' Now; that's
playing baseball!
There was no need to burn
the press box to get the team hot.
I can vouch for' that I was sitting
in the stadium one Saturday in
August of 1991, watching a cru-
cial game with the Dodgers.
It was an afternoon game and
just before my clothing burst into

flames from spontaneous com-
bustion, it started raining. It
rained for an hour, which caused
us to have to sit there until dark
to see all the baseball game.
The only thing dry on me was
the outside of my belt. That's mis-
erable hotel

ticularly hot week end, I had visi-
tors come to pay Frenchie and I a
call. This particular visitor was
Frenchie's brother.
Frenchie's brother is hyperac-
tive. He doesn't believe in sitting
.down under a shade tree to rest.
He doesn't believe in sitting still
to keep from stirring up so much
heat He doesn't believe in electric
fans, or air conditioners. He just
believes in keeping active and do-
ing chores for his older brother-
in-law and oldest sister.
So we did chores around the
house. The only trouble was that
most of the chores were outside
in the sun and the heat and the

yellow flies. Nothing ever breaks
down or needs replacing in the
air conditioned house.
So, we hit the outside and
started doing some changing
around in my back yard shed. It
doesn't have air conditioning.
That little chore took about
five hours, a gallon of ice water
and two wiping towels before it
was completed and we could then
get started putting up a light out-
side to light up the yard at night.
Oh-h-h-h-h, that was funt
But, our visitor brought a
couple of gifts with him. There
were some fresh, sweet Georgia
peaches and a couple of water-
But the best gift of all-
according to Frenchie-was when
he unloaded that 55 gallon drum
of cow manure for her flower
Our Georgia brother-in-law
knows how to make a person for-
get the heat with a gift, doesn't

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... Wendell Campbell

What A Friend I Have
Shad Phantry once told me his theory on friendship and I've
Never forgotten it "Good friends are hard to find,'" he said. "Most
peoplecan count their real, true friends on one hand with three fin- ,'
gers missing. '.'
7*. Tl 61der. I get the more I realize ole Shad had something there.
Just think about it,' how many friends do you,, have that would
stick with you through thick orf bah!uptcy, through thin or win-
ning the lottery? Not, too many, I would guess, except for the last.
one. If you won the lottery you would have friends you didn't know
you had. .
I'll be the first to admit that it has beep hard for me to acquire
and maintain close, lasting friendships. Oh, I have several friends,
but most of them spend as much time with me as I do with them.
And that's not saying a lot either way. ,
The main reason for this is that most of my friends, are low-life,
trashy people. You know, with me being such a perfect person and
Small, it seems like more people would want to be -friends with me and
invite me places and.spend more time with me. But, do, they do it?
S No, they don't and after all I've done for most of them, it's a shame
me Well, that's all right because in the past few months I've found
i me a real, never-say-die friend that will be my friend for life. He's
one that I can depend on, rain or shine, cold or hot, fat or skinny,
drunk or sober, asleep dr any other way. Let me tell you about' him
and our friendship.
We have known each other for a long time but our friendship is
Sa recent thing. At first he was leery of me, but over the past few
months he figured me out for what I am; a bluffer who talks a good
game. It wasn't long before he began to confide in me about things
of a close, personal nature, things that only one close, personal
'friend would confide to another. It wasn't long before I began to do
ithe same with him.
'Then, several weeks ago, while we were on a business trip, he
told me exactly how he felt about me and our relationship. He told
'me I was his very best friend and would remain so for the rest of his
life. He also told.me he had more respect for me than any other per-
son on earth and that he actually worshiped the ground I walked'
'on. He stated that he wanted to be just like me in every respect. I.
was flabbergasted!
Then. in an even and soft voice, he sprang the biggie on me. He
.told me;he loved me and would always love me and he didn't know:
what he would do if anything ever happened to me. I could not look'
him in'the eye and I could not speak...for quite a few minutes. I
couldn't tell him, but I was thinking the same things about him.
'Yes, sir," he said, "I told all my other friends that you are my
best friend and will be for the rest of my life, and if any of them ever
said anything bad about you, they would have to fight me. And I
meant every word of it, Dad!" '
Holy marshmallows What a friend I have. And for life, to .

Jailbirds Golson and Wilson

Jo Golson;, Administrator for
Marquis Home Health at Gulf
Pines Hospital. was recently Jailed'
by the Cancer Aoclety for Employ-
ee Abuse. She had problems ob-
taining ball as another Gulf Pines
Hospital employee (JoAnn 'Wil-
son, Director of EMS) was also
jailed for association with Brian

Upton, the Administrator, who
'fled to Apalachlcola to escape
The employee's funds were
depleted, so they told the Cancer
Society to keep Jo Golson. In fact.
the employees of Marquis Home
Health said they would pay extra
to keep her in there

Port St. Joe will be, the focus
of "Postcards fonrm:the Road," air-
ing Friday, August,6 at 8 p.m. on
,WIFSU-TV. ,This half-hourc. pro-
gram explores' a different Big
Bend community every week,
highlighting some of each locale's
more interesting people, places,
history and traditions. -
In Port St. Joe, the Postcards
crew investigates the town's dis-
aster-ridden history; a cycle of
tragedy, .recovery and rebuilding
which has forged a resilient and.
optimistic community. Following
that is a profile of another key
element In Port St. Joe's develop-
.ment--the St. Joe Paper Compa-
ny-including a tour of the paper
mill and a visit with executive
committee chairman J. C. Belin.'
Local railroad historian Billy
Howell shares the nostalgic ro-
mance of the advent of the trains
to Port St. Joe in a piece on the
Apalachicola Northern Railroad
A sunrise visit 'with Billy Ad-
derson provides 'a unique experi-,'
ence-Billy and, his associates
demonstrate their craft of "bait
grubbing" for the crew. Several
lifelong residents of the area re-
call their experiences growing up
on Port St. Joe, Bay, and Raffleld
Fisheries' Gene Raffleld explains,
the unusual niche his company
has found in the international
seafood market.
'For still more history, the
crew and camera go underwater
for a look at the wreck of the lum-
ber ship Vamar and the story of

itsr mysterious wartime demise. serves as the shows guest host. na 'Schmid, Kenneth Jones, and
Eighteen-year-old Gulf County The ,Port 1St. Joe> show ,was 'Geprge Small. Executive Producer,
commissionerr Michael Hammond produced by Trish Higgins. Marti- is Kathleen Stafford.

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Citizens Federal Donates to Seniors
The Board of Directors of the Citizen's Center being built on Sixth Street. Shown is
Federal Savings Bank approved the donation Greg Johnson, President of Citizen's Federal
of $500.00 for the Senior Citizens Building Savings Bank, making the presentation 'to
Fund this week. The fund is being built to Bill Lyles and Jerry Stokoe of the Gulf'
raise funds for the new Stiles Brown Senior County Senior Citizens Association.

Metal Detectors Monitored In Parks

Citing concern over visitors
removing historic relics and lost
articles from state park property,
park officials have extended a
ban on recreational use of metal
detectors in all Florida state
,The use of metal detectors by
beachcombers and other amateur
treasure hunters has generally
been considered a harmless rec-
reational pastime. But park offi-
clals are concerned that such use
is incompatible with the protec-
tion of park resources and recrea-
tional facilities.
"We have to restrict recrea-
tional use of metal detectors in
parks in order to protect historic
resources," explains Mark Glls-
son, chief of Bureau of Natural
and Cultural Resources at the.
Department of .Natural, .Resourc-
"Remains pofhistorIc human.
activity on park lands are often
the only tangible link to historic
events and occupation on lands
now preserved for public enjoy-
ment," Glisson added. "Metal ob-
jects and other relics, if not dis-
turbed or removed from a site,
may provide key information that
can be interpreted for the public."
Through a, major statewide ,
initiative, the park service has in-
creased its efforts to preserve
Florida's historic and archaeologl-

cal resources, and to protect per-
sonal items lost by visitors. Un-
der revised procedures, the use of.
metal detectors in parks must be
supervised, and is permitted only
for qualified individuals conduct-'
ing pre-approved archaeological,
research, or for persons trying to
locate lost personal items. .
'We don't believe we should
.allow visitors to systematically go
about finding the lost property of
others before they have had a
chance to use a metal detector or
similar device to recover their
own lost Items," Glissor noted.
Persons seeking permission
to use a metal detector to locate
lost personal items in a park
should contact the park manag-

er's office. Requests for approval
to conduct archaeological re-
search projects should be submit-
ted to the park's regional manag-
er and to the Bureau of
Archaeological Research, Division
of Historical Resources, in Talla-

hassee at 904-487-2299.
For more information regard-
ing the Florida Park Service's pro-
cedures for metal detectors, con-',
tact Mark Glisson or Steve Martin'-
in the Bureau of Natural and Cul-
tural Resources at 904-487-1559;.,'

Card of Thanks ...

I would like to say thank you.
It means so much to me, the care
and' concern you have shown
since my sickness. I do have can-
cer, however, God is answering
prayers and I 'do have faith we
will conquer it. There is no peace
like home, family and friends. It
and you mean so very much to

My love and prayers are with
Margaret-Lois Blount

Tax Reduction From Page1.

tak n a'$222 jump, mostly because the interest creases, with no accompanying increase in tax-
rate has dropped on investments. The County es. the Commission was able 'to fund the. in-
owes $72,322 for a' new Courthouse payment ',.creases ivith, additional funds from new
and has investments to cover a portion of the
indebtedness. properties.and improvements to property, being
COUNTY.PAYING ITS WAY added to the roll. The funds are growing, but so
Although all of the budgets show modest in- ; is the County tax base. ''

receiving the same treatment and
set of rules everybody receives.
In other business matters,,
the Commission:''..
-Gave Pat .McFarland of the
Seafood producers, and Consu-
mers Association,_ a resolution
supporting. the aims. of the organ-

ization and opposing attempts to
curtail or. shut- down net fishing
'for commercial fishermen.
-Gave a letter of support to
STamara Laine; executive director
of the Chamber of Commerce.
The letter was in support of desig-
nation of'Port St. Joe for the Main
Street program. '
-Agreed 'to petition M ultivi-

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Lindsay Keith
Lindsey Is Two!
Lindsay Keith celebrated her
2nd birthday on July 9. She is
the daughter of Roy and Monica
- Keith.
Her grandparents are Don
and Treva Bergeron of Ocala and
Donald and Elizabeth Keith of
Port St. Joe. Great-grandparents
are Shorty and Bea Campbell of
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Miss Leah Beth Ray, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. Ray
of Port St. Joe, was .the lovely
honoree at a bridal coffee on Sat-
urday morning, July 23. Held in
the social hall of the First United
Methodist Church, the event gave
numerous friends and relatives
an opportunity to greet Miss Ray
and convey best wishes on her
upcoming marriage to David
Scott Liffick, also of Port St. Joe.
The hall was decorated in fresh,
bridal greenery and white lace,

ribbons, and bells. Green, lace-
trimmed bows caught the corners
of the floor-length skirts on tables
laden with tempting finger foods.
Joining Miss Ray in the i'e-
ceiving line and wearing green
and white corsages were her
mother; her sister, Miss Lisa Ray;
and the groom's mother, Mrs;
Sherry Liffick. Close by at a small
round table covered with a green

floor-length skirt topped with
white lace, another sister, Miss
Lori Ray, invited guests to sign
the bride's book.
Hostesses, who presented the'
honoree with a crystal howl as a
moment of the occasion, were
Mrs. William Altstaetter, Mrs.
James Harrison, Mrs. Paul Ram-
sey, Mrs. Cartolyn Rish, Mrs. Wil-
liam Rish, Mrs. Clifford Sanborn,
and Mrs. Richard Williams..

Pamela Nicole Bowen

Karl and Sherrie Bowen of bell and Gulberto
Port St. Joe are pleased to an- Aguadilla, Puerto,
nounce the engagement of their 1988 graduate of]
daughter, Pamela Nicole, to Sgt High School in Nev
Blenvenido (Benny) Lopez, Jr. now residing at For
Pamela is a 1992 graduate of A November w(
Port St. Joe High School and Is planned at St. Jos
now enlisted in the United States church in Port St.
Armny at Fort Devens, Massachu- their Thom Crandal
setts. friends and relative
Sgt. Lopez is the son of Isa- to attend.
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Olie and Melissa Rhames of
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the birth of their daughter Ashley
Nichole, six pounds and 13 1/4
ounces, on July 15 at Waterman
The proud grandparents are

Curtis and Annette Porter and
Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Rhames of
Wewahitchka. Great grandpar-
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Wise of Wewahitchka and Dora
Dykes of Oak Grove.

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Junior High, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Cheerleaders

Cheerleaders Shine at Camp
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iBy Caroline Lister
Before the cheerleaders of
Port St. Joe High ,School begin
their long season of cheering for.
both football and basketball, they
annually attend summer cheer-
leading camp. This'vyear's cheer--

leaders recently returned from
the July 13-16 Universal Cheer-
leaders' Association (UCA) camp
at Florida State University. Since
cheerleading, has become- so de-
manding and .athletic, these
campers focused on more than
Just spirit arid crowd involve-
ment-they worked on gymnas-,.
tics, stunt techniques, jumps.
Sharp and precise cheering mo- :
tions, dance, routines,' and '
strength-condiUoning exercises,
as well.
A typical day at UCA camp
found these cheerleaders warm-
ing up with aerobics and condi-
SUoning at eight o'clock in the
morning. The remainder of the
morning and afternoon found the

Reception To
Honor Parker
There ill be' a reception on
Sunday, August 8, at 4 p.m. hon-
oring Erma Louise Parker, who is
retiring after serving 28 years as
Stac House Recreation Director.
Everyone is invited to come by
Stac House and express their ap-
preciation for her loyal and caring

A little girl In grade school
Way back then,
Next, Irs the Social Security
Line you'll Be In.
Now everyone will agree
You've held up great,
But who's going to believe
You're only 48?

Happy Birthday
Elairie Sherrill Handley,


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girls learning new and innovative
stunts and perfecting old ones
with new techniques. After dinner
each evening, every squad ,had
private coaching with one of the
UCA staff members, who helped
their squad perfect a cheer and
chant of the squad's choice to be
evaluated ;afterward during Eve-
ning Evaluation. After a long, day
of hard work the PSJHS cheer-
leaders got to let their hair down
arid participate in various con-
tests, such as a jump-6ff, free-
style dance-off, and lip sync con-
Port St. Joe should be proud
of all three of its cheerleading
squads, who came away from
camp garnered with many
awards. On the final day of camp,
the girls competed in the Camp
Championship. The Junior High
squad (Captain Leigh Lawrence.
Co-Captain Gretchen Stevens,
Mandy Phillips. Ashley Brownell.,
Stephanie Owens, Meredith God-
frey, Amanda Bateman, Krystal
Tharpe, Lindsey Williams, and
Stacie Smith) won the sideline
chant trophy in their division.
The J.V. squad (Capt. Deann
Redmond. Co-Capt. Kayce Knox.
Leslie Faison, Alyson Williams.
Kristi Kirkland, Heather Nixon,
Kelly Graham, Kim Franklin. Amy
Buzzett, and Jennie Smallwood)
also won the sideline chant tro-
phy in the J.V. division. The Var-
sity squad (Capt. Nichole Wilder,
Co-Capt. Kelly Burkett, Caroline
Lister, Shannon Antley, Megan
Dean, Nikke"Williams, Elisa Eys-
-lee. Missy-Nobles. Leigha Davis,
and Christina Marquardt)- won
the cheer trophy in their division
also. All three PSJHS squads
came away with many superior
ribbons as well.
The only individual award
given to cheerleaders at UCA
,camp is the UCA All-Star Award;
which up to seven percent of the
camp receives. Three girls from
Port:St. Joe High School received
this award; Lindsey Williams
qualified for grades nine-below
and will have the chance to travel
to Houston and participate in a
New Year's Day parade. Nichole
Wilder and Caroline Lister were
selected as All-Stars in the -tenth-
twelfth division. Nichole and Car-
oline will have the chance to trav-
el to London and participate in
the Lord of Westminster New
Year's Day Parade.
Overall, the cheerleaders felt
'that of all the cheerleading camps
they had attended, this one was
the best. By the time they came
home, the girls had learned .six
new cheers, fifteen chants, three

ceILc ,routines, UanI iLmany new
pyramids and stunts. It will be
football season next month, and
our cheerleaders at Port St. Joe
High School are now ready to'
cheer ohn their favorite football
team, the Sharks.


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Americans planning trips,
abroad should remember to take
special precautions with food and
water, particularly when traveling
to underdeveloped countries. Boil
all water before drinking. Drink
only beverages mniade with boiled
water, or canned or bottled carbo-
nated drinks. Ice, too should be
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Say You Saw It In The Star



Ernna Louise Parker

Retiring after serving for twenty-eight years

as Stac House Recreation Director

Sunday, August8, 1993

4:00 p.m. -

Stac House

Hosted by
The City of Port St. Joe
in appreciation for
the work done with the youth of
our community




'- .. Elizabeth C. Jones, M.D.
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New Busiess in Port St. Joe
After retiring from theCity f homeat 528 Sixth Street, and is names of. their friends or family for birthdays, Christmas and oth-
Port St. Joe as Auditor/Clerk, the only personalized children members for other characters. er special occasions, the books
Alden Farris decided that he book store in Northwest Florida. One, of.the books offered is a help children develop their read-
would embark upon a new busi- The idea is unique, offering chil- baseball book with the main ing 'skills and foster a love of
ness venture. Using his expertise drena chance to develop a love of character hitting the homerun to reading.. ,.
In computers, Farris decided to reading, as they are th.e .main win the world series. The stories ; ,Also offered at My Very Own
get into producing personalized characters in their favorite books. are printed .on special four-color Book are novels, children's video-
children's book's utilizing desktop Each book. ranging from tra- pages and ,bound. in hardback cassettes, plush animals, Juras-
publishing and laser printers. diltional fairy tales to sports form. sic Park theme accessories and
The new business. My Very books, utilizes the name of the As well as being a unique gift. trolls.,. ',, : ,
Ow,..,n B o is lo atonaPd at Farris' npieal, .child. alnto 'with the .- ; .-

Soon -school will begin again, and all school children are re-
qalUed to have the following immunizations: DPT, 5 doses: POLIO, 4
doses: and MMR, 2 doses. .
S. When your child receives a DPT'shot, he is being immunized
against diphtheria.. pertussis (whooping' cough), and tetanus (lock-
Jaw). Nowadays.,rhost'children have their immunizations, but often
parents ,will have o concept of the disease for which their child has
been',Iimunized. '
Diphtheria is an infectious disease which causes the formation
.of a membrane-usually in the throat. The membrane grows and
Increases in size. Patients die from not being able to breathe. As a
student. I had an elderly patient who told me he and his wife had
- 13 children. Six of.the children died in one night with diphtheria.
Such a thing is almost Inconceivable for us today.
Older people will remember having whooping cough. This dis-
,ease was no fun for an older child as the child would cough spas-
..modically for 6-8 weeks and follow the cough by vomiting (the
whoop). Where whooping cough was unpleasant for an older child,
it became life-threatening in a young baby. The baby would gag and
strangle on thick mucus and could die.
Tetanus Is manifest with muscle twitches, tremors, spasms.
, .The muscles of the Jaw become so tight the mouth could not be
opened (lockjaw), and the patient would starve to death or aspirate
secretions and die.
Polio is a viral illness that causes paralysis of various mus-
eles-more commonly muscles in the legs. Some patients had arm
Sand' chest muscle paralysis., and these were the patients who need-
ed,to live in the "iron lung'.
Measles is a severe viral disease that can cause blindness, deaf-
iess, ,aid brain damage. Recently there has been a rash of measles
cases in college age people that included several deaths. Because of
'this 'increased number of cases in the young adult group. It is now
recommended for children to have a second dose of MMR about age
ten years. Florida requires the second dose at the time of kinder-
garten. '
Mumps causes swelling of the parotid gland (in front of ear and
on the face). The disease itself was not too troublesome, but compli-
cations can develop. Corhplications Include Orchitis (inflammation
" .of the testes) and Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain).
'Rubella (German Measles) is a mild' disease in children and
only becomes important when contracted by a woman In. the first
trimester of pregnancy. When 'a woman In the first trimester of
pregnancy has Rubella the baby is usually born with severe prob-
'lems.. "Rubella babies" have microcepaly (extremely small head).
blindness, and deafness.
,., Recently there has been an addition to the recommended (but
not required for school) immunizations list. This addition is the Hib
Vaccine. Current recommendations are to have babies get a series
'of injections at 2, 4, and 6 months with a booster:at 15 months.
Hib vaccine is designed to protect the young child against Hemophl-
Ins Influenza Type B disease. This, disease does not occur too fre-
quently, but when 'it does occur, it Is a serious disease and often
leaves a child with serious brain damage.
Another recent recommendation is for the child to have hepatl-
tis Vaccine. This vaccine has been around for -'O+'years, but the
recommendation that all children have the vaccine is recent. The
hepatitis immunization is a series of three injections.
People traveling outside the Continental United States will often
need special immunizations. The Public Health Service recommends
typhoid Imniunizations for all international travelers. Yellow fever,
Cholera, and Hepatitis may be recommended or required depending
on h te laveler's destination. '
Not currently available, but standing in the wings being stud-
S-led, is chickenpox vaccine. Another year or two should see this vac-.
4t'ihe addeki ,t the list of vaccines recommended for children, and
see chickenpox as another disease prevented through Immuniza-
tion. :-. ,

In the photo above are
shown some of the book selec-
tions available at My Very Own
Book. Each can be personalized
into a special Lgift for a child..
Mr. Farris is shown at the
keyboard of his desktop pub- L
fishing system getting _abook;,
ready for printing.
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The City bf Port St. Joe will be ac-
icepting applications for the following
Part-time PoUce/Fire Dispatch-
Application and job description
may be picked up and returned to the
Municipal Building, 305 Fifth Street.
beginning Thursday, July 29 August
13. 1993 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..
Monday- Friday.
The City of Port SL Joe enforces
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an Equal Opportunity/AflrnmaUve Ac-
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Mary F. Chafin
Mary Frances Chafin, 75, of
Port St. Joe passed away Monday
morning after a long illness. She
had been a resident of Port St.
Joe since 1938. She was a mem-
ber of the First Baptist Church of
Port St. Joe,' the hospital auxil-
iary, the Garden Club, ;Ladles
Golf Association, and The Baptist
She is survived by her hus-
band. William Milton Chafin. Sr.,
of Port St. Joe: one son, William
M. (Sonny)' dhafin, Jr.; one
daughter. Marietta Chafln Bricker'
of DeFuniak Springs; two broth-
ers, James Wise of Port St. Joe,
and Donald Wise of Melbourne;
three sisters, Ruth Sadler of Crys-
tal River, Peggy McFarland of Port
St. Joe, and June Trapp of Gret-
na, Alabama: five grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday 'at 11:00 a.m. EDT at
* tIe' First Baptist church with Rev.
Howard Browning and Rev. Bill
Bricker officiating. Burial will be
held in the family plot at Holly
Hill Cemetery. Gilmore- Funeral
Home Is in charge of arrange-

Bud Williamson
Bud Williamson, 84, of High-
land View, passed away Monday
morning at his home. A native of
Pensacola, he had been a resi-
dert here for' over 50: years and"
had worked as a logger before his
retirement. He'was a member of
the Highland View Assembly of
God Church.
Survivors include his wife,
Lila Williamson of Highland View,
One son, Carl Lee Williamson of
Kinard; two daughters, Joy New-
man of Lexington, Kentucky, and
Kathy Killorin of Birmingham. Al-'
abama: six grandchildren, five
great-grandchildren, and one sis-
ter, Willie Lee "Toots" Williams, of
The funeral service was held
at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the
SHighland View Assembly of God
Church conducted by the Rev.
Jean Shoots and the Rev. T. C.
Earnest. Interment followed in
the family plot, Cypress Creek Ce-
metery. .
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home.

SRodney D. Riggle
: Rodney D. Riggle, 71, of We-,
wahitchka, died Thursday, July
8. He was born May 3, 1922. in
Lima, Ohio, the son of Philip and
Bonnie Riggle.
Mr. Riggle served, in: WWII
and received numerous awards
and medals. He was a repairman
with International Harvester; re-
tiring in 1983.
Survivors include his wife,
Georgia Riggle; one daughter and
son-in-law, Shirley'7and Donald
Hill of Virginia; two sons and
daughters-in-law, Rodney and
'Bonnie Riggle, and Kenneth' and
Carol Riggle. all of Springfield;
nine sisters. Pauline Dinnen.
Marjorie Crain, Edna Mason.
June Martin, Joyce Black, all of
Springfield, Betty Kyger of Lorain,
Ohio, Dorothy Burden of Lima,
Ohio, Rose Mary Pugh of Wewa-
hitchka. and Patricia Schultz of
New Lebenon, Ohio; one brother,
Robert Riggle of Springfleld; nine
grandchildren; five great-
grandchildren; arid many nieces
and nephews.


Gene H. Byrd
10-20-28 1 7-25-91
God took him home. It was his will,
But In our hearts we love him still.
Gone is the face we'love so dear,
Silent is the voice we love to hear.
He had a nature you couldn't help loving.
And a heart 'that was purer than Igold.
To those who knew him and loved him.
His memory will never grow cold.
We enjoy remembering him when he was here,
Now gone away but just as dear
We love and miss you very much.
Vinnle. Larry, Gerld, Brenda. AngeUl.
and your grandchildren.

Nathan Peters, Sr.
Nathan Peters, Sr., 74, of
Port St. Joe, passed away July 22
at his home. He had been a resi-
dent of Port St. Joe for the past
50 years and was a member of
New Bethel AME Church where
he served as a member of the
trustee Board. He was a busi-
nessman in both real estate and
merchandising. He is survived by
his wife, Mary Peters of Port St.
Joe; four sons, Dr. Edward Peters
of West Palm Beach, Sam Peters
and Nathan Peters, Jr., of Port St.
Joe, and Raymond Peters of Los.
Angeles; California; six daugh-
ters, Helen Berry of Elk Grove,
*California. Bettye Brown of Jas-
per, Linda Graham of Washing-
ton, D.C., Lenora Gant of Oxon
Hill, Maryland, Constance Jones
of Orlando. Sabrina Malone of
Upper Marlsboro, Maryland; one
brother, Lewis Peters of St. Pe-
tersburg,; one sister, Ernestine
Chester of Port St. Joe; 29 grand-
children; numerous nieces, neph-
ews, and other relatives.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, July 27, at 1 p.m. EDT
at the New Bethel AME Church
with Rev. E. 0. Gilliam officiating,
and interment followed in the
family plot at Forest Hill Ceme-
Gilmore Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.

Nola Peterson
,Nola Gertrude "Granny" Pe-
terson, 83, passed away Monday,
July 27, at the home of her son.
A native of Illinois, she worked for
many years as a cook at St. Fran-
cis -Hospital in Macomb, Illinois.
She had lived in Wewahitchka for
the past three years.
: .Survivors include her son
arid daughter-in-law, Willard and
Wanda Peterson of Wewahitchka;
seven grandchildren: four great-
grandchildren: and three sisters,
Margaret Steinke of Brooklyn.
SIowa, Alberta Baumgartner of
Pardeeville, Wisconsin. and Susie'
Martin of Colorado.
'She was preceded in death by
a son. Max. E. "Pete" Peterson, a
brother, Lloyd Stambaugh, and
two sisters, Nettle Baumgartner
and Lillie Stambaugh.
Cremation is scheduled. A
memorial service will be held in
Illinois at a later date. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made
to the Bay Medical Center Hos-
pice in Panama City. ,
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home. Wewahitchka Branch

Eva Robertson
Eva Robertson died July 24,
at Bay Medical Center after a long
illness. She had been a resident
of Wewahitchka since 1982, com-
ing here from Arizona. ', .
She Is survived by four
daughters, Betty Waite and Helen
Bartz of Phoenix., Arizona, Eva
Wilhelm of Anaheim, California,
and Joy McClamma of. Wewa-.
hltchka; two brothers, Asa'Bat-
tles of Denver, Colorado, and
John Joslin of California; three,
grandsons. Spencer Messick,
Mike McFall, and James McFall;
and two granddaughters. Dale
Storey and Lynda Sharpe.
A graveside funeral service
was at 4 p.m. in the family plot at
Jehu Cemetery of Wewahltchka
with the Rev. Miller officiating.
All arrangements were under
:the direction of Gilmore Funeral

Myrtice Branch
Myrtice Branch, 61, died July
22 in Panama City at the home of
her daughter; She had been a
resident of Wewahitchka for the
past 45 years, and at the time of
her death she. was a member of
the Trustee Board of the Triumph
Church of God in Wewa. She is
survived by .three sons, Clifford
Lee Branch of Pensacola, Curtis
Branch and Harold Branch, both
of Panama City; one daughter,
Margaret Green of Panama City;
five grandchildren; three great-
grandchildren; three nieces, and
five nephews.
Funeral services were

With Non-Filing Days July 30, 31

Hundreds of Big Bend area
residents still need to file past-
due tax returns according to the
Internal Revenue Service.
Dale Hart, IRS district direc-
tor for central and north Florida
says IRS wants to make it easy
for area nonfilers to get right with
the government.
The first Big Bend "Nonfiler
Days" will be held Friday, July
30. from 9-5 p.m. and Saturday,
July 31, from 9-3 p.m., at the Ap-
alachicola High School Cafeteria
located at Number, 1 Shark
Boulevard in Apalachicola.
IRS will assist people in re-
constructing tax information for
previous years,. filling out tax re-
turns, and setting up payment ar-
rangements. There is no cost to
taxpayers, and all consultations
will be privileged and confiden-
The IRS nonfller program is a
long-term 'effort to get people

back into the tax system, not
prosecute people who have made
a mistake. According to the IRS,
most nonfllers miss filing a-tax
return, one year due to traumatic
circumstances such as illness or
a failing business venture.
If you would like to take ad-
vantage of this free tax assistance
day, bring the following' informa-
ti6n: Social Security No. for you
and your spouse if you're filing
jointly, and for any dependents;
your Employer's Identification
No., all bank records and other
-income and expense records for
years not filing; and copies of
Form(s) W-2 (Wage and Tax State-
ment) and, Form(s) 1099 (State-
ments of interest income, mort-
gage interest, dividends, and
distribution, etc.); and informa-
tion on sales of stocks or proper-
ty. If you need copies of your
Forms W-2 or 1099, the IRS will
order them for you free of charge.

School Board Minutes ]

Oulf County School Board
June 30. 1993
Special Session

The Guif County School Board met In spe-
cial'session on June 30, 1993, at 1:00 p.m. In the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe. The fol-
lowing members were'present: Charlotte Pierce, os-
car Redd, David Byrd, James Hanlon, and Ted
Chairman Pierce presided and the meeting
was opened with the Lord's Prayer led by Chair-
man Pierce. followed by the Fledge of Allegiance to
the flag led by Ted Whiuleld.
On motion by Mr. Whiitfeld. second by Mr.
Hanlon and unanimous vote. the Board approved
the School Board Trim Timetable and the following
budget matters and payment of bills:
Amendment No. IX. General Fund; Amend- ,
ment No. D. Capital Projects: Amendment No. IX,
Special Revenue. Other. Amendment No. IX. Spe-
cial Revenue, Food Service: Amendment No. X,
General Fund; Amendment No. X. Special Reve-
nue. Other. Amendment No. X. Special Revenue,
Food Service; Amendment No. X. CapitalProjects.
On motion by Mr. .Whitfield, second by Mr.
Hanlon and unanimous vote, the Board approved
the following personnel matters:
APPROVED-Terry Unton, Lisa Ingrain,
Etna Gasldn, Tao, TiHammon Don Rich, Betty Hollo-
way, 'Johnny Taunton, and Sharon Gaskin as
summer 'school teachers at Wewahitchka High
Tony iBarbee, Gloria Gant, Judy Williams
Sarah Turner, Charles Osbourne, Deborah Crosby,
Minnie Ldkley, Vernon Eppinette, Robin Downs, ,
Jim Belin, Jim McLeod. Gary Howze, Wayne Ste-
vens, James Gunter, Margaret Elimer, and Virgin-
ia Campbell as summer school teachers at Port St.
Joe High School;
Shirley Williams and Mae Ella Gant to' work
as aides in the'office at Port St. Joe High School
during summer school;
Cindy Belin and Carolyn Rish, guidance
counselors, for summer employment at Port St.
Joe High School, sharing one salary;:"
Jo 0'Barr for summer employment In the
guidance office at Port St. Joe High School on an
hourly basis;
Charles Osborne for 7 1/2 hours per day
during summer school at Port St. Joe High School;
Corbett Howell to assist in the Water Safety
Class at Port St. Joe High School during summer
school at a substitute's rate of pay;
Wayne Stevens be paid $5.00 per hour for
summer employment in, the weight room at Port
St Joe High School;
Denise Williams for the Teacher on Special
Assignment position 'at-Port St. Joe Elementary
School for the 1993-94 school yearn
Mitchell Boulngton for the -Band Director/
Teacher position at Port St. Joe High School for
the 1993-94 school year;
Fred Priest for the position of Athletic Direc-
tor and Head Football Coach at Port St. Joe High
School for the 1993-94 school year;
A request for transfer for Marilyn Witten
from her position as Health Services Social Worker
to the position of guidance counselor at Port St.
oe High Schoolfor the 1993-94 school year
Judy Williams for employment in the Drop-
otft Prevention Program at Port St. Joe High
School for the 1993-94 school year'
A request for transfer for Wanda Nixon from
her position as SFC Cashier and Bus Driver to the
position of Guidance Once SecreLary at Port St.
Joe High School for the 1993-94 school year.
Tracy Bowers for a teaching position at We-
wahltchka Elementary School for the 1993-94
school year.
Pam Lister for the position of guidance coun-
selor at Wewahllchka Elementary School for the
On motion by Mr. Byrd,. second by Mr. Whit-
field and unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following vocational (auto mechanics) equipment
at Port St. doe High School to be transferred or
disposed of, and property records be updated to
reflect the changes:
Auto Frame Lift, PR #6170185; Valve
Shope/Wheel ,PR #6170194; Frame Straightener,
PR #61751216; Wheel Balancer, PR #61822331;
Parts Washer, PR #61832360; Farm Implement,
PR #61842471; Puller ST, STBO, PR #61842473;
Steam Cleaner. PR #61882680; 2-Ton Crane, PR #
61892700; Valve Service SH, PR #61892702;
Transmission Lift, PR #61892703; Portable Tester,
PR. #61892704; Mobile Brake SP, PR #61892708;
Motor Repair ST, PR. #61892709; Ignition System,
PR #61892711; Charging System, PR *61892713;
Band Saw. PR #61781916; Metric Set. PR
#6:1812248; Air Compressor, PR #61781831.
In. compliance with Florida Stiatuite
s.229.592 (4) (c) and on motion by Mr. Byrd. sec-
ond by Mr. Hanldon miand unanimous vote, the
Board approved the School Improvement Plans for
Wewahltchka Elementary School, Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School, Port St Joe Jr.-Sr. High School,
Highland -View Elementary School, Wewahitchka
,Jr.-Sr. High School, Gulf County Adult School,
and the Gulf District Advisory. Committee. The ap-
proved Improvement plans will be implemented to

Wednesday, July 28, at 2 p.m. at
New Hope Baptist Church with
the Rev. Wesley DuHart officiat-
ing. Burial followed in the family
plot at Willlamsburgh Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Gilmore Funeral


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the extent feasible with' existing revenues.
On motion by Mr. Hanlon, second by Mr.,
Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board approved
the Comprehensive Safety Report for Fiscal Year
1992-93. ,
12 On motion by Mr. Whitfleld, second by Mr.
Hanlon and unanimous vote, the Board approved
the prelmliinay plans for the school board's ad-
i ranuistrauve clilles. .
Tliere being no further business, the meet-
ing was adjourned to. meet again In regular session
on July 6, 1993&at 6:00 p.m.


Southern Living Magazine
May 1993
Special Section Classic Florida

S Florida Living Magazine
July 1993

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DOCKET NO. 93S1-NOI-2302-(A)-(I)

The Department gives notice of its intent of find the Amendment(s) to
the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Port St. Joe, adopted by Ordinance
No(s)' 216 on April 20, 1993, IN COMPLIANCE, pursuant to Sections
163.3184 and 163.3187, F. S.

The adopted City of Port St. Joe Comprehensive Plan Amendment(s) and
the Department's Objections, Recommendations and Comments Report, (if
any), are available for public inspection Monday through Friday, except for
legal holidays, doing normal business hours, at the City of Port St. Joe City
Hall, 305 5th Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

Any affected person, as defined in Section 163.3184, F. S., has a right
to petition for an administrative hearing to challenge the proposed agency
determination that the Amendment(s) to the City of Port St. Joe Compre-
hensive Plan are in Compliance, as defined in Subsection 163.3184 (1),
F.S. The petition must be filed within twenty-one (21) days after publica-
tion of this notice, and must include all of the information and contents de-
scribed in Rule 9J-11.012(8), F. A. C. The petition shall be filed with the
Agency Clerk, Department of Community Affairs, 2740 Centerview Drive,
j'Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100, and a copy mailed or delivered to the lo-
cal government. Failure to timely file a petition shall constitute a waiver of
any right to request an administrative proceeding as a petitioner under
Section 120.57, F. S. If a petition is filed, the purpose of the administrative
hearing will be to present evidence, and testimony and forward a recom-
mended order to the Department. If no petition is filed, this Notice of Intent
shall become final agency action.
SIf a petition is filed, other affected persons may petition for leave to in-
Stervene in the proceeding. A petition for intervention must be filed at least
five (5) days before the final hearing and must include all of the information
,and contents described in Rule 221-6.010, F.A.C. A petition for leave to in-
Stervene shall be filed at the Division of Administrative Hearings, Depart-
;Iment of Management Services, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Flor-
'ida 32399-1550. Failure to petition to intervene within the allowed time
i'frame constitutes a waiver of any right such a person has to request a
hearing under Section 120.57 F.S., or to participate in the administrative
/s/Charles G. Pattison, Director
Department of Community Affairs
Division of Resource Planning and Management
2740 Centerview Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100

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Athletic Physicals Tuesday

The Athletic Department of
Port St. Joe High School in con-
junction with the Gulf County
Public Health Unit will offer free
physical for prospective athletes
gn August 2 and 5. This is a
change from the earlier'
announced dates, in order to
accommodate the physician's
schedules. The physical will be
given in the gymnasium on those,
dates, however parental permis-
sion slips are required before a
student may be given a physical.
Permission slips may be
obtained in the front office of the
high school or from athletic direc-
tor Fred Priest Monday through
Thursday from 7:30 3:30.
Physicals for football players
will be given August 2 from 8
a.m. till, noon. That afternoon
from one to four, boy's basket-'
ball, golf and track and girl's vol-
leyball players may receive their
Athletes participating in other
sports will have their physical
on Thursday, August 5, with,
cheerleaders at eight a.m. 11;
girl's basketball, nine 10; girl's
softball and track, 10-1? noon;
*,,. : ,'' .. .. ~ : ^

Castldera Watts and the Gulf
County work. crew (the 2 Live
Crew, as they like to be called)

Wrestling Match
There will be a fund raiser for
cancer patient Belinda Arnold
and her children in the form of a
professional championship wres-
tling match with the Masked Su-
perstar, Tommy "Wildfire" Rich,
Pistol Pez Whatley, Chief Little
Bear, The Black Assassin, Bobo
SBrazil Jr.. Les Freeman. The Ma-
niac, and others. There will be
seven big matches, plus a ladies'
match, and a 12 man Battle Roy-
al. .
The event will be held on July
30 at 8 p.m. in the Blountstown
High School Stadium. Adult tick-
ets are $6, kids 6-14 $4, and un-
der six free. -
If you wish to offer assistance
to the Arnold's in the form of
transportation, housing, or fur-
nishings, they can be reached at
Rt. 1, Box 21-A. Hosford. FL

have done a, beautiful Job of
,painting the ball parks 'in North
Port St. Joe. Watts supervised his
men in an expert manner to get
the creative design requested. All
Sof them took great pride in getting
the job done In a magnificent
way. The "2 Live 'Crew" and Mr.
Watts are commended highly for ;
- their outstanding work.
Willie Chambers, also Is com-.
mended for his assistance in-the
work performed on ball park #1.
Chambers assisted Watts and the
"2 Live Crew" every day work was
performed in the park. The' Initia-
tive taken by Chambers deserves
great honor. The giving of his
time greatly enhanced the men's
attitude toward\ their work, be-
cause of the care shown to them.
The Washington High Recrea-
tional Advisory Board adopted the
plans to complete the project with
total financial support from the
City of Port St. Joe. The coordina-
tion involved took quite some
time, and was a challenge every-
day. Thanks go out to Flozell
"Buck" Fields, Michael Jefferson,
and Eddie Fields for the time
spent coordinating this project.
A "thanks". also goes to Mayor
Pate, the City Commissioners-
especially Comm. Charles
Tharpe-Chairman Peters, and
the County Commissioners for
their support; and to the City
employees for their superb ef-
Last but not least .thanks go
out to all the members of the
Washington High Advisory Board
for their hard efforts and time to
ensure all projects taken on were

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boy's baseball, one to two p.m.;
weightlifting, two to three p.m.
and others from three to four

.Athletic Director Fred Priest
stresses that anyone contemplat-
ing playing any sport should take
advantage of this opportunity to

receive a free physical. A physical
is mandatory before any student
can participate in an athletic pro-

Apalachee Wins 3 at State

After losing their opening
game Saturday against Hernando
9-6, the 15-16 'Apalachee All
Stars came back from the loser's
bracket, winning three games.
They defeated Avon Park 7-2
Sunday behind the pitching of
Wewahitchka native Tranum
McLemore. He threw a three-
hitter and walked only one, while
recording ten strike-outs. Monday
the Apalachee All-Star.s defeated
host team, Sebring, 8-5.
Local Blacksox player Jeremy
Pridgeon recorded a save Tuesday
as Apalachee won: a close one,
downing Citrus County 3-2. Prid-
geon' came 'on in relief in the sev-
enth inning with two men on
base. He quickly struck out the
first two batters hie faced and
then forced the next batter to
ground out to end the game.

Apalachee played the winner
of, the Northwest Florida/Her-
nando Wednesday. A win would
put them into the championship
game Thursday.
McLemore and Pridgeon are
the only two Blacksox players
who were named to the Apalachee
All-Stars which represents the
northwest central region of Flori-
The 17-18 year old, Dixie
Youth Apalachee All-Stars were
eliminated from the state baseball
tournament in two games this
past weekend. Apalachee lost to
Sebring Saturday' 14-4 and to
Northwest Florida Sunday 10-0.
Five young men from the Gulf
County Blacksox were .members
of the All-Star team. They, were:
shortstop Adam Taylor, pitcher/

Elementary Students Are Registering
Port St. Joe Elementary are automatically enrolled). Par- completed. Students may visit the
school oMce is open daily from 8 ents/guardians.of hew students school on Tuesday, August 10,
.m.-3 p.m. for registration of are strongly encouraged to regis- between the hours of noon and 2
ew students for the 1993-94 ter as soon as possible so that p.m. to meet teachers and pick
school year (returning students proper staff planning may be., up supply lists.

12TH-7:55A.M. .
Questions? Call 227-1221.

outfielder Josh Colbert, catcher
* Beau Whitfield, outlielder/pitcher
Mike Morgan and outfielder
Bryan Butts, .

10 Year Olds

Lose Two

at State

For the first time since the
inception of the 10 & Under State
Tournament three years ago- Port
St. Joe won District IV and
earned the right to represent this
district instate competition.
St. Joe lost 'to tournament
favorite, Pensacola Blue, Monday
evening 1 51, as team members
couldn't shake, the jitters and
were plagued with errors.
Tuesday evening they were
eliminated from competition by
Marianna 5-2. in a better played
ga ie. St. Joe recorded three hits
in the game led by Billy Belling-.
,er's two RBI double. Mitch Owens
and Matt Caswell also contribut-
ed hits.

Displays Morning's Efforts
Ryan Stephens displays two huge bass caught by himself. Ash-
ley Stephens, "Henry" Lowrey and Bird. They refused to reveal
their fishing location. According to Ryan. the fish in his right hand
weighed five pounds and the one in the left weighed eight pounds.
However, he forgot to bring his scales to verify these weights.

Bait Shrimp Cigar Minnows e Squid *-Lures
Earthworms Crickets Wrigglers
St Full Line Of Tackle
SOpen 6 a.m. Monday-Saturday
Sunday 6:30-=2:30
W D.anny's Sporting Goods
306 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe
... 229-8933

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Did you ever wonder why your
dentist asks you to bite on a thin
piece of ribbon? Actually, it is' a
very fine strip of paper or film coat-
ed with special marking material.
What he is doing is checking ydur
bite. He's looking for any high spots
on the surface of your teeth which
meet prematurely when the uppers
and lowers come into contact.
He'll check your bite from sev-
eral different directions and from
the information he finds from the
markings on the ribbon, he'll know
just how your bite works and wheth-
er it needs any bite correction- It
may even indicate that certain teeth
need building up to meet their op-
posing partners.
He can also take study models
so that he has a permanent hard

plaster model of your teeth. From
this simple bite test, he can then
adjust your bite so that you have a
comfortable fit and, as a bonus,
save you the possibility of more se-
rious problems in the future. When
your friend the dentist says, "bite
down", he's doing you and your
mouth a favor. Have you thanked
him lately?

Prepared as a public ser-
vice to promote better dental
health. From the office of
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D., 319
Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.

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'Preparing A Lawn

for Dry Weather

It Can Be Done with Proper Care

You .can maintain an ade-
quate lawn without extensive wa-
tering, providing you condition
your turfgrass for drought. Al-
though drought usually Is
thought of in terms of months or
years, lawns may suffer drought
Injury after only a few rainless
Florida faces an increasing
water shortage and potential Re-
strictive Water Use Regulations
problems stimulated by demands
of a growing population. So we
must employ good water conser-
vation practices including limited
landscape irrigation.
Fortunately, we can drastical-
ly restrict-perhaps even elimi-
nate---lawn irrigation'if we prop-
erly condition our lawns to
withstand drought. This process
Involves a number df changes in
* commonly accepted practices. In
addition to Irrigation, mowing,
fertilization, pest control, and
grass selection, even turf alterna-
tives must be evaluated .
Obviously, grass needs water
to survive; so, proper Irrigation in
our first consideration. Numerous
light sprinklings produce shallow
root systems. Lawns should be

watered only when signs of wilt
first appear, the grass begins to
. turn bluish-gray, foot prints re-
main for a long time, and leaf
blades begin to curl. When this
occurs, apply. only enough water
to wet the rootzone (about an
inch usually is sufficient). Do not'
add more water until signs of wilt
are seen again. Through this pro-
cess, the lawn will gradually de-
velop a strong, deep root system,
less thatch, and a more uniform
Proper mowing is essential to
. prepare turf for drought. To maxi-
mize food production and root
growth, leave as much leaf area
as possible by using the highest
mower setting. Cut often enough
to minimize mowing shock, never
taking off more than one-third,
the height of the grass at one
time. Keep your mower blades

Florida Garden

Extension Notes
Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service

sharp and adjust mowing' fre-
quency to grass growth rate.
A drought conditioning ferti-
lizer, program requires an under-
standing of plant responses to ni-
trogen and potassium. Too much
nitrogen stimulates excessive leaf.
production, while reducing root
growth-exactly the opposite of
the desired traits for minimum
water requirements. On the other
hand, potassium helps grasses
increase their tolerance to stress,
by promoting root growth and de-
velopment of thicker cell walls. As
with water, your fertilization ob-
jective Is to stimulate limited.
healthy.grass growth and a deep
root system.
Excessive use of chemicals'

causes lawn stress, so pesticides
should be applied only at the first
signs of damage-not on a pre-
ventative basis. Early spot treat-
ments of limited areas are better
than treating the entire lawn.
Natural drought tolerance varies
greatly with turfgrass species and
varieties. Selection is difficult, of-
ten requiring compromise. If you
can accept an open growth habit,
bahia grass might be your best
bet because of its moderate mois-
ture requirements and minimum
management needs..
Finally, you might even-turn
to water-saving grass substi-
tutes-attractive ground covers.
mulches, or rock gardens. What-..
ever you do, we hope you'll con-
sider every possibility for conserv-
ing water in your landscape..


Lt. Cmdr. Don Brock On at St. Joe

Carrier USS J. F. Kennedy High School

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Don Brock,
whose wife, Billie. Is the daughter
of William M. Strickland of Wewa-
hitchka, recently visited New York
City. aboard the aircraft carrier
USS John F. Kennedy. homeport-
ed in Norfolk, Virginia, for "Fleet
Week '93," an annual event com-,
prising of ships of the U.S. Atlan-
tic Fleet and the Russian navy.
Fleet Week offered Brock and
the crew of USS John,F. Kennedy
a unique opportunity to showcase
their 1,052 foot-long national as-
set to the American taxpayer. The
crew also enjoyed competing in
intra-ship athletic events, playing
golf and attending a Yankees
baseball game.
The 1969 graduate of Oak
Ridge High School of Orlando
Joined the Navy in May. 1974.
Brock Is a graduate of the Univer-
sity of Central Florida In Orlando
with a BSME degree and a gradu-
ate of the U.S. Naval Postgradu-
ate School, with a MS degree.

Huckeby. Aboard
Ship In Red Sea
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class
Paul Huckeby, son of Paul and
Betty Huckeby of Port St. Joe, is
currently deployed aboard the
aircraft carrier USS Theodore
Roosevelt. homeported in Norfolk,
Virginia. .
After more than 100 days at
sea, the ship transited from the
Mediterranean to the Red Sea
where Huckeby is helping to en-
force the United Nation-imposed
"no-fly" zone over southern Iraq.
While In the Mediterranean,
the ship enforced the United Na-
tlons-imposed "no-fly" zone over
The 1986 graduate of Planta-
tion High School of Plantation
joined the Navy in October. 1988.

Prange's Ship
Puts Into N.Y.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class
Paul R. Prange, son of Richard
Prange of Wewahitchka. recently
visited New York City aboard the
aircraft carrier USS John F. Ken-
nedy. homeported in Norfolk, Vir- ,
ginia, for "Fleet Week '93," an an-
nual event comprising of ships of
the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and the'
Russian navy.
Fleet Week offered Prange
and the crew of USS John F. Ken-
nedy a unique opportunity to
showcase their 1,052 foot-long
national asset to the American
taxpayer. The crew also enjoyed
competing Inintra-ship athletic
events, playing golf and attending

Very low income residents or families may apply to the City of
Port St. Joe for housing rehab assistance under the city's communi-
ty development block grant program (CDBG).
,Applicants must either be owners, heirs, or have a life-estate in
the property to be assisted. Applicants must be residents of the-city
of Port St. Joe. They must meet the income guidelines which are
shown as follows f6r family size:
Income Limits Per Person (Very low income)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$10,100 $11.S00 $12.950 $14,400 $15,550 $16.700 $17,850 $19,000.
If heir property, all heirs must agree to the assistance and work
Persons applying will be considered for consideration as poten-
tial alternates In the program should funds remain in grant once
current qualified applicants have been addressed.
Preliminary application forms may be obtained from Port. St.
Joe' City Hall. The deadline for completing and returning a pre-
application form will be 4 p.m. local time, Friday, August 7, 1993.
The City of Port St. Joe is an equal opportunity
and fair housing Jurisdiction.
2TC 7/22

a Yankees baseball game.
The 1989 graduate of Ruther-
ford High School in Panama City,
Joined the Navy in September,

VA Opens New
Clinic for Women
Thomas F. Wheaton, Medical
Center Director at the Depart-
ment of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Medical Enter, Lake City, an-
nounced today the establishment
of a new clinic which addressed
the specific health care needs of
women veterans. P. H. Rios,
M.D., a local gynecologist, has
been placed on staff to hold the
clinic one afternoon a week on a
bi-weekly basis.
The Women Veterans Health
Programs Act of 1992 authorized
new and expanded services for
women veterans, including coun-
seling for sexual trauma on a pri-
ority basis; specific health servic-
es for women, such as pap
Smears, m~hkmobgraphy, and geri-
.eral :rjenroductve._healJh-cI"ea '-(lR "

cludin family planning and birth
control): and full-time women vet-
erans coordinators in the four VA
medical regions. Included in the
health-care initiatives are the es-
tablishment of four comprehen-
sive health centers and four
stress-disorder treatment teams.
The closest comprehensive center,
for women veterans in this area is
located at the VA Medical Center,

World War I
Vets Medal





One of the ugliest dis-
figurements of the feet is
"black .nail"-a condition
common among runners
and joggers. Running
downhill may cause the
feet to slide forward in the
shoes; the consequent
trauma to the toenails
may cause bleeding under
the nails, which results In
the unsightly black color.
In some cases, the nails
may actually come off the
One usually painful
variety of the condition
carries the technical name
of "subungual hemato-
ma"-which indicates that
blood has gathered and
clotted beneath the nail.
Folk remedies for this dis-
order can be very danger-
ous, and should be avoid:
ed. As always, a visit to
the podiatrist is a better
choice. Professional diag-
nosis and treatment can
help assure, that minor
discomforts do not become
major, even crippling,
Presented as a service,
to the community by.

Dr. Stephen Gross
Hwy. 98
(904) 0 70-8999

The administration and staff
of Port St.. Joe Jr.-Sr. High are
urging parents, seventh grade'
students, and all new students to
attend Student Orientation. Or-
lentation will be held in the High
School Commons Area on August
11 from 9-11:15 a.m.
There will be buses running
to pick up students. The schedule
Is as follows:
Mrs. Gant
N. Port St. Joe (8:30 a.m.)
1st stop Apollo St. & Ave. A
2nd stop Ave. A & N. Park Ave.
3rd stop Ave. A & Main St.
4th stop Ave. D & Main St.
Mrs. Fain
White City (8:30 a.m.)
The only stop will be at Ham-
mond's Store. If 7th graders live
beyond White City, they should
call Mrs. Fain prior to the 11th at
229-8522 to let her know.
Mrs. Purswell
Beaches and Overstreet (8 a.m.)
.1st stop Canal St. & Overstreet
2nd stop Beacon Hill to Mexico
Beach turning around at
Hide-Away Harbor.
,.klsu, stops will be- mude on,'St
Joe Beach where children will be
standing on Americus and Bay.
Gulf, Santa Anna and Georgia,
Bay and Pine.
Highland View
All students should meet the bus
at Highland View Elementary.
Mrs. O'Barr
Jones Homestead (8:30 a.m.)
The bus will go through Sim-
mons Bayou making stops where
students are standing. The bus
will continue on to Pic's Store
where it will turn around and
come back through Jones Home-
stead. Any student living beyond
Pic's Store should call the School
Board Office at 229-8256.
Parents and students will be
able to meet administrators,.
teachers, and staff. Students will
be able to go through their sched-
ules during this time.

Softball Tourney
fat T. L. James
Kensinger Mobile Homes will
hold Its 2nd Women's & Men's C
& D Class softball tournament
August 7 at T. L. James Park in
Entry fee is $80 for women,
and $100 for men.
For more information, call
Tony at 639-5518. Deadline for
entry Is August 4.

Set For -

CENTER of Panama City will be
offering to anyone'55 or older a
free hearing test. If you have
been exposed to loud factory
noise, if people seem to mum-
ble or you ask people to repeat
what they have said, come see
us at:
Hearing Aid Specialist

501 Monument Ave.
9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON
This is our regular monthly Service Center and we will service anyone's
hearing aid free of charge. We have the, lowest battery prices in the area.
Come in and try our service!


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The nation is mustering its
World War I veterans one, last
time to honor them with a special
medal commemorating their war-
time service on the 75th anniver-
sary of the armistice that ended
"the war to end all wars."
The medal is intended for
every living U. S. veteran of World
War. 1
The first medals will be pre-.
sented at ceremonies in Chicago,
August 30, during the annual
convention of the Veterans of
World War I of the U.S.A. VA will
then distribute the medal to vete-
rans beginning September 1. Offi-
clals hope to have the bulk of the
medals distributed by Veterans
Day, November 11. the 75th anni-
versary of the Armistice that end-
ed World War I.

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The Florida Conservation As-
sociation (FCA) today announced
plans to expand operations and
increase the association's com-
mitment to a constitutional
amendment limiting net fishing in
state ,waters. The Save Our Sea-
life (S.O.S.) amendment Is expect-.
ed to be on the ballot in Novem-
ber, 1994.
'This 'move will streamline
FCA and make It more efficient
and.better prepared for the envi-
ronmental battles to come in the
years ahead." said FCA Chairman
31 John Brownlee. "The number-one
priority for our members right
Q3 now is to ban gill and entangle-
ment nets and limit other nets in
the inshore waters. We are confl-
be dent:these -changes will.help us
nd reach at goal." ,
o,-vo '--:Un.erthe ret ruat ?CA
is iWaindig int6bt"I'e'1n 1oli-
tan Orlando area. A new office
will open in the near future. This
-move will centralize operations
and fundraising functions and al-
low greater accessibility to the
numerous chapters around the'
state. In addition to Orlando, FCA
will maintain offices in Tallahas-
see and Islamorada.
"This nev flexibility provides
greater support for the S.O.S. ini-
tiative and makes the association
even more effective. We Intend to
press forward with our cominIt-
ment to conserving and protect-
Ing Florida's marine resources,"
said FCA Executive Director Ted
FCA is part of a growing coa
lition of conservation and envi-
ronmental groups advocating a
constitutional amendment to lim-
it net fishing in the state. Other h
endorsees Include Florida Wildlife
Federation, Caribbean Conserva*,
tioti Corporation, Tropical Audo- ;
bon, Florida League .of Anglers,.
Florida Coalition of Fishing !
Clubs, and' "the Internatonal
Game Fish Association' .
If enacted, th. S.O.S. Amend- i
ment would prohibit the use of
gill and entanglement nets in all
state waters and would also limit
the use of large purse seines and
les! shrimp trawls in nearshore wa-
ters. Volunteers have already col"
elected nearly 400.000 petition sig-
natures. In June, the Florida
ay! Supreme Court unanimously
S. ruled the amendment met state
94 initiative criteria.
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From the .
'Phncipal's Desk

-.B Wewahitchka

High School
By Larry A. Mathes

Well, the pre-school crush is here. All of the things that need to
be done or changed seem to appear the last two weeks of summer.
It never fails-people always ask, "What do you'll do while you're
off all summer?" And we tell them again-at the high schools, the
work and planning never stop. It might change shape a little, but
the state makes sure there are enough changes at the high school
level to keep several people busy.
An Interesting sidenote-WHS will start August 12 with the ex-
act same staff as last year. Several of us tried to remember if that
had ever happened before-we all decided it might be a first!
Wewahitchka High School's School .Improvement Plan has been
approved and accepted for 1993-94.coples are available .for view-
ing-see Mrs. Wooten if you'd like to read one (or if you'd be inter-
ested in participating on the School Improvement Team this year.
planning for next year).
It's Interesting how parental involvement varies at different
schools. We offer an open invitation for'parents to get involved at
the high school. It's amazing sometimes how a student's actions im-
* prove when a parent shows up tq observe them. One area where
we'd really like some help is in the commons at lunch time. Some
days it is hard to believe the mess that is left. I often wonder if they
leave that kind of mess at home for someone else to clean up. If you
can't come down and observe, please Impress on your student to at
least clean up after he/she finishes..
And please-if you plan to deliver a lunch to your student,
make sure it gets there at the start of lunch period, not at the end!
Coach Flowers has located a 10th ballgame-unfortunately, it's
in Bronson, a 1-A school in the Gainesville area. Sorry, there Just
wasn't anything any closer. You can sleep late Saturday!
Late changes in the Pupil Progression Plan for the county will
force a late printing, of the Student Handbook. Copies of the revised
Student Discipline Code will be distributed at the start of school-
hopefully, they'll bring them home. Copies will be available at
school for parents whose.student can't seem to remember to bring
you your copy. I know you'll support our efforts to improve the cli-
mate in your schools.

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My Garden

[Cloud is ia former resident of Mrs. Cfarles Cloud. He is a minis-
Pbrt St. Joe,: educated In local ter and an author.]
Ssbhools rand Is at son of Mr. arid
See hqw the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or
spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour
:was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the&
grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is
thrown into-the fire, will he not much more clothe you. 0 you
'of little faith? i
Matthew 6:28-30 NIV
i God is the Good Shepherd. He Is the Great Physician. And He
is the Grand Gardener. Farming is hatd work. I have been spenrid-
ing a great deal of time. in the yard the past few years. The hard
work Is paying off. The beauty of this spring is tlhe fruit of my la-
bor. But 9 look around at the wild flowers and marvel at how God
so effortlessly outdoes us all when it comes to growing.* Of course
I realize that even that which I plant, tend, and toil even He ulti-
mately grows that also. But I am talking about the things He does
@ ,without human assistance. Automatically, mysteriously, and mar-
velously, His garden brilliantly blooms each year. In both fall and
spring he carefully carpets the earth with a rainbow array of col-,
'or. His designs are the envy of any landscaper. God is the grand
gardener and the fruitful farmer. .
The lessonl is that we can trust a God wh o is able to do such
things. If He provides such beautiful cover for the.earth, can't we-
trust Him to-do as gobd or even 'better for the crown of His crea-
tion? We must' learn to trust Him as we plant the shrubbery of
our lives. We can. Because whef it comes to gardening, He' is the
gratest.... .

Bible School at
Nazarene Church
The First Church of the Naza-
rene will holds its Vacation, Bible
S School August 2-6 from 6-8:30
p.m. The theme this year is "Get-
ting On Track.With Jesus." There
' ,wll be classes for ages 3 through
'thb teens. Registration will be
held on Saturday, July 31, from
4-6:30. Pastor George Malone
and his entire congregation invite
one and-all to.join them. Inquires
can be made by calling 229-6886
or 639-2196.

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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
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.. .8:00 a.m. (CD

. .. ,,, TH2.REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor

of Port St.Jc
SWeeklyMeeting Times
Sunday Morning Celebration and Worship...................... 10:00 a
Thursday Night Bible Study........................................... 7:00 p
Intercessory Prayer at The Rock. Mon.-Fri. ........... 7:00 8:00 a
8:00 9:00 a
Saturday-Family Night Intercessior ............................... 7:00 p
The RockTeens..................................................... To Be Announ
Pastors: Jim and Susan List Office Hours: Monday Thurs
103 Garrison Avenue 9:00 12:00 & 2:00 4
Office Phone: 227-2033 Friday: 9:00 12

", ;: The Family Church'-.,.,
252 AvenueE, Port St. Joe, Florida Church Phone: 229-8137
Pastor. Rev, NapoleonPittman
Worship a.. : Sunday Morning Roundup: 10 a.m.
S WEDNESDAY forAges 2-Adult
7;30, p.m. Bible Study & Fellowship '
Sponsor ol New Covenant Christian Academy K-5 thru 6th Grade '
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CHURC .TAI fJING .- :.........,645 p.m "'" '. .
SLong Aven.ee Baptis, church
I .A ..', -:*;'1601. L6ng Avenue:,rtu -
Minister ol Min. of Education
,Music .. .... .. ..... & Youth

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Browning Leaves

Church Field

Final'Day of Service will be Sunday

Sunday will be the final day
, at First Baptist Church for"Rev.
Howard Browning. The veteran
pastor and his wife. Charlotte,
will be leaving the church field to
become Director of Missions for
the Northwest Florida Baptist As-
sociation. He has served as pas-
tor of the church' for the past 11
1./2 years.
During Browning's tenure at
First Baptist, the church has
grown and paid off several build-
Ing debts. The church also made
Ia mdjor purchase of some proper-
ty on Highway 98 and vwas begin-
nlhg to make plans for the use of
the property when Browning as-
sumed the missions position.
The Church has also accept-
ed the responsibility of putting
the Howard Creek Mission
Church on Its feet and assisted
the church in building a new,
modern building three years ago.
The First Church sponsored the
Howard Creek Mission when 'it
was first organized.
Browning is replacing Dr. J.
K. Solomon, who retired as Asso-
ciational Director of Missions, two
months ago.
In addition to his church
work, Browning has been very ac-
tive in school and sporting events
throughout his service here. He
has broadcast games of high
school football, basketball and
baseball, as well as served as
public address announcer for nu-

merous games.
The Chburch congregation will
be bidding farewell to the Brown-
ings Sunday at noon. with a cov-
ered dish lunch held in their hon-
or. The Church extends a cordial
Invitation to all Rev. and Mrs.
Browning's friends to join in
wishing them well in their new
field of service.


Donnell Returns for

Revival at LABC

to Rev. Mark Donnell. associate
an of the Department of Evangelism
out of the Michigan Baptist State
ice Convention, will be leading revi-
fill val services at Long Avenue Bap-
eal twist Church this weekend. Rev.
yer Donnell is a former minister of
yer music and youth at Long Avenue.
He is a native of Louisiana. He
all graduated from Louisiana College
and New Orleans Baptist Theolog-
ical Seminary.
Rev. Donnell served churches
in Florida, Tennessee, and Michi-
gan as a minister of music,
youth, and education before Join-
Ing the staff of the Michigan State,
Convention. ,He and. his wife
Brenda have one daughter, Ah
The members of the Long Av-
enue Baptist Church Invite every-,
one to come hear Rev. Mark Don-
nell as he sings and preaches
God's word. There will be a nur-
sery provided for each service.
Services will be at 7 p.m. on
Friday and Saturday evenings.
and at 11 aI.m. on Sunday.

Seminar on How
to Write. Proposals
The Bay County Small Busi-
ness Incubator, Gulf Coast Com-
munity College Small Business
Development Center.- and the
University of. West Florida's Pro-
curement Technical Assistance
Center will host a free seminar
called "How to Write A Winning
Proposal" oht Tuesday, August 3,
from 6:30-9:30' at GCCC. Room
246 in the Student Union East
Counseling and the seminar
are free to area businesses. Semi-
e nar seating is limited. Advance
registration and counselling ap-
.m. pointments may be made by call-
).m. Ing the Small Business Incubator
I.m. at (904) 271-1107 from 8:30-4
.m. p.m.

Card of Thanks
The family of the late Mother
Ethel Allen would like to thank
each and everyone for their cards.
gifts, and prayers that were pro-
vided during the loss of their
loved one.




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May 2. 1993
SRegular Meeting -
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners met on May 25. 1993 In regular session
with the following members present: Chairman Na-
than Peters. Jr. and Commissioners Warren J.
eager, Jesale V Armstrong, Billy E. Traylor and
Michael L. Hammond.
Others present were:; County Attorney J.
PatricklFloyd. Clerk Benny C. Lister, Chief Deputy.
Clerk Doug Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Debbe Wib-
beirg' Administrative Assistant/Emergency Man-
ageent Director R. Larry Wells, Building Inspec-
tor Don Butler, Veteran Services Officer Dan
Clifford. and Public Works Superintendent Bob
The meeting was called to order at 6:05
p.m.. EDT.
Admin. Asst. Wells opened the meeting with
prayer and Chairman Nathan Peters. Jr. led the
.pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond.
second by Commissioner Yesger, and unanimous
vote. the Board approved the minutes for the fol-
lowing meeting:
May 11. 1993-Regular Meeting
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids for a short term and long term solid waste
study, the Board received the following bids:
TIA Consultants. Inc.
SCS Engineers
Barker& Associates
The Board tabled the bids for review and rec-
ommendation by Building Inspector Buder.
Clerk Lister presented an Invoice form
Ketchum. Wood and Burgert In the amount of
$1,165.00 for pathology services for R. L. Holbrook
and Bobby Richards. After discussion, Commis-
S sooner Traylor motioned to table the Invoice for fur-
ther review. Commissioner Hammond seconded
the motion and it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Hammond motioned to
amend the General Fund.budget by reducing Re-
serve for Contingencies and increasing Law En-
forcement by $415.00 for a radar gun that had
been previously approved for $2.300.00 Comm.
Traylor seconded the motion and the motion pass-
es 4-1 (Chairman Peters opposed because the
equipment was for the State Highway Patrol.)
After discussion. Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to pay an Invoicb form Rish and Gibson In
the amount of $500.00 for the County-Wide Voting
Committee to use for research. Commissioner
Yeager seconded the motion and the motion pass-
ei 4-1 (Chairman Peters opposed).
Upon motion by Comm. Traylor. second by
Commissioner Hammond and unanimous vote. the
Board agreed to advertise for Insurance for Insu-
rance bids for the 1993-94 fiscal year.
Admin. AssL Wells reported to the Board
that Life Management Center (Baker Act) had flied
the outstanding invoice with Workmen's Compen-
sation for payment.
Administrative Assistant Wells presented an
Interlocal agreement to be approved and signed by
the Board between Gulf County, the City of Wewa-
hitchka and Port SL Joe for the 911 Telephone
EMergency Calling and Address System. Commis-
stoner Traylor motioned to approve the agreement
Commissioner Yeager seconded the mouonl and it
passes unanimously.
After discussion regarding a letter from Lab-
erty County staUting that they are not responsible
for any autopsy expenses Incurred for Mr. Roy
Shoemaker. Commissioner Traylor motioned to
pay the autopsy expenses for Mr. Shoemaker.
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion and
the motion passes 4-1 (Commissioner Hammond
Admin. Asst. Wells presented a request form
the Department of Natural Resources for a $300
annual administrative fee, charged to governmen-
tal agencies for lease agreements Comm. Yeager
requested that thLs Item be tabled until he and
Build. Ins. Butler can meet with the DNR to dis-
cuss a guarantee of beach access thru the Tucker
Property before the County pays any type of fee.
The Board agreed to this request.
Admin. ASSL Wells presented an Invoice
from Hamilton. Smith and Assoc. forexpenses in-
curred for the adoption of Comprehensive Plan
Aendmenn No'. "w In' the amriount of $1,114.35.
Comm. Hammond motioned to pay the Invoice.
Comm. Yeager seconded the mouion and It passed
Upon request from the Ambulance contract
Committle. Comm. Yeager motioned to grant a 30
day extension on the existing ambulance contract
between Gull" Pines. Hospital and Gulf county to
June 30. 1993. Comm. Traylor seconded the mo-
tion arid the moUtion passed unanimously.
S Emergency Management Director Wells re-
ported that he had been notified that the County
Sca expect to receive the funds form the Federal
Emergency management Association for the winter
storm that occurred on March 12 and 13, 1993
withinth e next two weeks.
A member of the family of Regina Snmith read
a statement to the Board regarng the recent fre
that claimed the life of Ms. Smith and her two chil-
.. dren. The Smith Family expressed their apprecia-
Hion for the efforts of the volunteer firemen to put
out the fire but expressed concern over the train-
ing of these individuals and the maintenance and
Equipment of the fire trucks. Mr. C. R. Smith stat-
ed he would establish a memorial fund In memory
oflRegina. Clay and Kyla Smith to be used by all
fire, districts for training and education. Comm.
Hammond stated that he would see that the equip-
ment Is properly maintained And would do whatev-
er possible to improve the conditions. Fire Chief
Ray Aylmer stated that they had purchased some
of the necessary equipment nth the department's
prlare funds and that he had spoken with the
Fire Marshall regarding training classes. Comm.
r-aylor told Mr. Aylmer they needed to be fully
equipped. Chairman Peters requested that Comm.
Hammond Investigate the situation and report to
the Board. Chairman Peters asked Aylmer If a fire
as Is a required piece of equipment on a truck and
Aylmer stated that a truck is required to have two
axes. Peters stated he did not understand why a
fire' axe was not on the vehicle and Aylmer stated
that it had been used at a previous fire and was
placed on another fire truck that was not used at
this fire scene.
Frelda Sheffield of the PIC Council requested
that the Board withdraw their complaint to the
State regarding their PIC Council appointment be-
cause of the PIC's recertificaton In June and the
effects that it would 'have on the PIC Council
Upon recommendation by County Attorney Floyd.
Comm. Traylor motioned to eliminate any prob-
lems to the certification of the PIC Council but pre-
serving any questions thal may continue to exist
regarding the appointment. Comm. Armstrong sec-
onided the motionit and It passed unanimously.
Upon motion by Comm. Hammond. second
Sby Comm. Trylor and unanimous vote, the Board
agreedd loJunk a 1974 Dodge Star Max Vat. *100-
413 from the Road Departmenrts Inventory.
Public Works Super. Lester discussed a let-
ier he had received regarding mosquito spraying
and that in Is riot considered 'seasonal but should
be consecutive sprayIng'" He stated that sprayers
will be needed rot only for the summer but on a
as-needed basis.
i Upon discussion by Building Ins. Butler.
Comm Traylor motioned to transfer $10.000 from
the Solid Waste Funids to the Road Department for
funds used by the Road Department for the 5
Points Landfill closure. After discussion. Comm.
Trsylor withdrew his motion.
The meeting recessed at 7 11 p on EDT.
The meeting reconvened at 7.26 p.m.. EDT.
Upon request by the Building Ins. Butler.
the Board agreed to appoint Harold Demers and
Crawford Jackson to serve on the Code Enforce-
merit Board.
Comm. Hammond motioned to approve a
utility permit appllc.aaron with St Joe Natural Gas
Co. to conisinct tad taintainn a gas main through-
out Whine City. Comm Traylor seconded the mo-
toon ad It passed inniilannonISly
Bnilding Ins. Burler discussed a letter from
the Department of Contmunity AlTaIrs regarding ..
their recent audit of the CDBG Grants The Board
asked Atomney Floyd to prepare the necessary res- :
olutlonis lo b-trig the County, In compliance with
the Department of Communnity 'Affairs.

Comm. Hanmmond reqtiested that the High-
land View Water Board meet Thursday, May 27,
1993 at 5 00 p.m. EDT to discuss the water pump
for Highland View water Lank.
S Building Ins. Btnler requested additional
time to review the proposals and stated he would
make his recommendation at the Special Meeting
to be held on May 27 1993 at 5 05 p.m. EDT.
'Comm. Hammond requested that the High-
land View Water Board meet Thursday, May 27.
1993, at 5 p.m., EDT. .

Upon motion by Comm. Yeager. second by
Comm. Traylor and.unanimous vote, the Board ap-
proved a change order in the amount of $6.200 for
paving StarBoard and Port Streets in Cape San
: Upon motion by Comm. Yeager. second by
Comm. Hammond, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved payment of an invoice from C. W.
Roberts In the'amount of $31,700 for road paving
in Capel San Bias and at the Wewahltchka Court-
house parking lot
Upon motion by Comm. Yeager; second by
Comm. Hammond., and unanimous vote, the
Board approved payment of an Invoice from
Preble-Rish In the amount of $1.200 for road pav-
ing Inspection.
Chairman Peters passed the chair to Vice-
Chairman Yeager and motioned to approve a
change order Increasing the amount by 822.000
for the WIlliamsburg-Methodist Hill Water and
Sewer Project. Comm. Traylor seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously. Acting Chairman
Yeager returned the chair o Chairman Peters
Upon motion by Comm. Hammond, second
by Comm. Taylor, and unanimous vote. the Board
approved payment of an Invoice from Preble-Rish
In the amount of $2.000 for the Williamsburg
Methodist Hill Water and Sewer ProJect.
Upon motion by Comm Hammond. second
by Comm. Armstrong, and unanimous vote. the
Board to pay the permit fee for a dredge fill permit
for the drainage ditch at Dalkelth and for the
Chairman to sign the application.
Upon moon by Comm. Hammond. second
by Comm. Armstrong, and unanimous vote. the
Board approved payment of an invoice from
Preble-Rish In the amount of $1.500 for engineer-
ing services for the Dalkelth drainage project.
County Attorney Floyd stated that he had
spoken with Jerry Ausley of FmHA and beginning
June. 1993. the County will able to advertise for
bids for the White City Water System.
Upon request by Ralph Rish of Preble-Rish
Comm. Hammond modoned to advertise for bids
out for County Road No. 12 and Saul's Creek
Bridge projects. Comm. Yeager seconded the mo-
tion and I passed unanimously.
Upon motion by Comm. Hammond. second
by Comm. Yeager. and unanimous vote, the Board
approved payment of an Invoice from Preble-Rish
In the amount of $5.000, the application fee for
the dredge and fill permits and to have the chair--
man sigr. the application.
County Attorney Floyd reported to the Board
on the progress of the White City Water System
* County Attorney Floyd stated that Ike Duren
of Gulfaire did not agree to pay attorney fees and
sign the letter presented to him regarding the road
acceptance at Gulfaire Subdivision He requested
the he. Mr. Duren. Public Works Super. Lester and
Comm. Hammond meet to resolve the matter.
County Attorney Floyd presented the con-
tract between Gulf County and Cumbaa Enterpris-
es for removal of white goods from the Gulf County
Landfills for the Board's review.
County Attorney Floyd stated that he had
worded the beach driving ordinance to read that
any motorized vehicle cannot be operated on the
beach without the operator having a valid Florida
driver's license.
Upon moUoni by Comm. Hammond. second
by Comm. Traylor, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved payment of an Invoice from Preble-Rlsh
in the amount of $2.000 for the Williamsburg-
Methodist Hill Water and Sewer Project.
Upon motion by Comm. Hammond. second
by Comm. riaylor. and unanimous vote, the Board
approved payment of an Invoice from Preble-Rish
In the amount of $2,000 for the Williamsburg-
Methodist Hill Water and Sewer Project.
David Hilies of Jullan Webb and Associates
discussed the recent letter received from the De-
partmei of Community Affairs regarding the Wil-
asbirg-Methodist Hill and Red Bull Island
Grants. He and Building Ins. Butler discussed the
findings by the Department of Community Affalrs
and how the County must address these nfndings
to be In compliance with the program.
Upon motion by Comm. Traylor. second by
Comm. Peters, and unanimous vote. the Board to
adopt an !,emergency- ordinance for the Williams-
burg/Methodist Hill Water and Sewer Project
Ordinance No. 93-05 on file at Gulf County
Comm. Traylor requested that all Court-
house employees In Port St. Joe and Wewahltrhka
park on the side or back parking lots In order to
provide ample parking pace for the public. The
Board had no objectionto this request.
Upon discussion by Build. Ins. Budtler. the
Board requested Mr. Butler contact each firm who
submitted a proposal for bid "9293-21 and coordi-
nate a presentation date that would be acceptable
for all parties.
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids for a can densifier the Board received no bids.
Comm. Hammond motioned to allow the City of
Port St. Joe to purchase a can densifier. with the
purchase price not to exceed $30.000. The motion
died for lack'ofa second.
Mr. Layfleld addressed the Board regarding
his daughter's medical treatment while she Is be-
ing held In the Gulf County Jail.
Upon motion by Comm. Hammond. to have
the hydrants flushed In Highland View, Build. Ins.
Butler stated he had discussed this problem with
the Port SL Joe City Manager and the matter
would be resolved.
Comm. Hammond discussed that a sun-
shine fund should be created by the Board to be
used for flowers, donations, advertisements, etc.
and that this would be funded privately by the
commissioners. The Board took no action at this
Comm. Armstrong motioned to donate $500
from his recreation fund to the City of Wewa for
their annual Fourth of July celebration. Comm.
Traylor seconded the motion and It passed unani-
Comm. Yeager motioned t6 advertise to
amend Ordinance 92-07 for Beach Driving. Comm.
Taylor seconded the motion and It passed unani-
Comm. Traylor motioned to have a letter and
the contract sent to Cumbaa Enterprises for their
signature and returned to the Board by June 10.
1993. Comm. Yeager seconded the motion and It
passed unanimously.
Comm. Traylor motioned that hook-up to
the water and sewer system In Wlliamsburg/
Methodist Hill be mandatory. Alter discussion.
Comm. Traylor withdrew his motion and Chair-
man Peters requested that this be done In the form
of an ordinance.
There being noa further busintoess oatd upon
motion by Comm. Yeager, second by Comm. Tray-
lor. and unanimous vote the meeting did then ad-
Journ at 6:10 p.m. EDT.
Nathan Peters, Jr., Chairman
/s/ Beunny C. lister
Port St. Joe. Florida
May 27, 1993
Special Meeting
The Highland View Water Board met In spe-
cial session with the following members present.
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and Commissioners
Warren J. Yeager, Jessie V. 'Armstrong. Billy E
"Iaylor and Michael L. Hammond.
Others present were: County Anonney J.
Patrick Floyd. Chief Deputy Clerk Doug Btrmring-
ham. Deputy Clerk Debbe Wlbberg. Admirnisirauve
Assistant/Emergency Management Director R.
Larry Wells, Buildinig Inspector Don Buder mid
Veteran Services Officer Dan ChlTord.
The meeting was called to order at 5:03
p.m., EDT.
Admin. aSt. Wells opened the meeting with
prayer and Chairman Nathan Peters. Jr. led the
pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Upon motion by Comm Hammond, second
by Comm. Arnstrong arid unarmious vote, the
Board agreed to advertise for bids for a water

pump for the Highland View Water System.
There being no further business and upon
motion-by Comm. Hammond, second by Comm.
Armstrong. and unanimous vote, the meeting did
adjourn at 5:10 p.m., EDT.
Nathan Peters, Jr., Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister
Port St. Joe. Florida :
May 27, 1993 *;
Special Meeting
The Gulf Cominy Board of Commissioners,
met In,special session with the following members
"present Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr., and Com-
missioners Warrn-en J. Yeager, Jessie V. Armstrong.
Billy E. Traylor and Michael L. Hammond.
Others present were: Countky Attorney J.
SPatrick Floyd, Chief Deputy Clerk Doug Birminig-

ham, Deputy Clerk Debbe Wibberg. Administrative
Assistant/Emergency Management Director R.
Larry Wells, Building Inspector Don Butler, and
Veteran Services Officer Dan Clifford. .
The meeting was called to order at 5:11
p.m. EDT.
Upon motion by Comm. Traylor, second by
Comm. Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to approve the contract for disposal of
w e goods from the Gulf Cotnty Landfills be-
tween Cumbaa enterprises and Gulf County.
county Attorney Floyd presented a compro-
mise settlement agreement' from the Executive
Committee of the PIC Council for the Board's ap-
proval. He noted that the recommended appoint-'
ments and terms from the Executive Committee
would be as follows:
Carl White Vocation 3 yr. term: John
Reeves Labor remainder of T. Linton's term;
Terry Linton Education remainder of C. White's
term.Comm. Yeager motioned to accept the ap-'

nintments as stated and to notify each appointee
letter. Comm. Hammond seconded the mouno
and It passed unanimously.
After discussion, the Board tabled all appli-
cations received until further review and recom-
menidator by Public Works Super Lester
AdmiT'i Ast Wells noted there %ere ino let-
ters to submit tLhe Board for approval
Chairman Peters passed the chair to Vice-
Chairman and motioned to purchase a binder for
each corml.sloner. Comm Armsoeng se.conded
the moLotll and It passed 4-1 ICommiasloner Ham-
mond opposed) Acting Charnman Yeager retired
the chair to Chairman Peters
There being no further business and upon
motion by Comm. Yeager. second by Comm. Tray-
Ior. and unanimous vote. the meeting did then ad-
ourn at 8.22 p.m.. EDT.
Nathan Peters. Jr.. Chairman
/s/Benny C. Lister
Port St. Joe, Florida
June 3. 1993
Speolal Meeting
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners met this date In special session with the
following members present: Chairman Nathan Pe-
ters. Jr., Commissioners Warren J. Yeager. Billy E.
Traylor. Jessie V. Armstrong. and Michael L Ham-
Others present were: County Attorney J.
Patrick Floyd. Chief Deputy Clerk Doug Birming-
ham. Deputy Clerk Debbe Wnbberg, Budilding In-
spector Don Butler. and Public Works Supervisor
Bob Lester.
The meeUng was called to order at 6:33
p.m., EDT.
Comm. Hammond opened the meeting with
prayer and Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr.. led the
pledge of allegiance.
Comm. Hammond motioned to pay an in-
voice from Fisher Construction in the amount of
$44.128. for re-roofing the Courthouse. contingent
upon Building Insp. Butler's Inspection and ap-
proval, and receipt of the bond from the Insurance
company. Comm. Yeager seconded the motion and
It passed unanImously.
Building Insp. Butler requested that this
Item be tabled for a later time.
Building Insp. Butler discussed the term
lengths for the members of eh Code Enforcement
Board. After discussion. Comm. Traylor requested
that this item be tabled untl the regular meeting
on June 7. 1993.
Upon motion by Comm. Yeager. second' by
Comm. Hammond. and unanimous vote, the
Board approved a letter to Ed Prescott of the De-
partment of Transportation and a letter to all the
Constitutional Officers regarding employee parking
at the Courthouses.
TIA Consultants. Inc.. S. Barker and Asso-
elates, and SCS Engineers presented their Individ-
ual proposals tot he Board regarding a short term
and long term solid waste study. After discussion.
the Board requested that Building Insp. Butler
and Ralph Rsh of Preble-Rish. Inc... present their
recommendation to the Board at the regular Board
meeting on June 7. 1993. at 6 p m. EDT. It was
also determined that a decision will be made at
ths time.
Building Insp. Butler discussed whether t
would be feasible to advertise for bids for wood
chipping. After discussion. Chairman Peters asked
Ralph Rish of Preble-Rish. Inc.. to assist Budding
Insp. Butler with a recommendation.
The meeting recessed at 8:30 p.m., EDT.
The meeUtng reconvened at 8:39 p.m..EDT.-'
Public Words Super. Lester discuss d a let-
ter he wrote to the Board regarding a problem with
specific personnel In the Road DeparnNent After
discussion, the Board stared that they supported
the 3-day suspension given to Mr. Lester but slat-
ed that they would be providing procedures and
guidelines mto avoid this type of problem In the fu-
ture. Chairman Peters stared the he, Admin. Ass.
Wells, and Public Works Super. Lester would meet
prior tot he regular meeting on June 7, 193. and
.present the Board with their recommendations.
There being no further business and upon
motUon by Comm. Traylor. second by Comm. Ham-
mond. and unanimous vote. the meeting did then
adourn at 9:11 p.m.. EDT.
Nathan Peters, Jr., Chairman
/s/Benny C. Lister

Port St. Joe. Florida
June 7, 1993
Regular Meeting
The Gulf County Board of County Comrrmis-
sioners met this date In regular session with the
following members present: Chairman Nathan Pe-
ters. Jr.. Commissioners Warren J. Yeager. Billy E.
Traylor. Jessie V. Armstrong. and Michael L. Ham-
Others present were: County Attorey J.
Patrick Floyd. Clerk Benny C. Lister. Chief Deputy
Clerk Doug Birnnnghamr. Deputy Clerk Debbe Wib-
berg. Administrative Assistant/Emergency Man-
agement Director Larry Wells, Building Inspector
Don Butler. and Public Works Supervisor Bob
The meeting was called to order at 6:03
p.m., EDT.
Admin. Asst. Wells opened the meeting with
prayer and Chairman Nathan Peters. Jr.. led the
pledge of allegiance.
Chairman Peters requested that a correction
be made to the minutes of the regular meeting on
May 25, 1993. Comm. Hammond motioned to ap-
prove the nue wih he correction, for the fol-
owing meetings. Comm. Yeager seconded the mo-
tion and It passed unanimously.
May 20. 1993 Special Meeting
May 20, 1993 HVWB Special Meeing
May 25. 1993 Regular Meeting
May 27. 1993 dHVWB Special NMeeting
May 27. 1993 Special Meeling
Chairman Peters noted that the National
" Weather Stlauon In Apalschlccla will be phased ou
In 3 years and relocated to Tallahassee He sug-
gested that each Comn. may want to conlac Con-
gressman Peterson's office mand express their view
concerning this relocation.
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids for constriction of the Indian Pass Boat
Ramp, the Board received tie following bids
Gulf Fabricating $6,650; Soule Marine Ent.
$14,850: Air Environmental $6.766: Can" Eng.
& Const. -$14.750.
Comm. Traylor mooned to award bid
P9293-25 to the lower bidder. Gulf Fabricating In
the amount of Si 650. contingent upon Don But-
lers approval and receipt of the bond. Comm.
Yeager seconded the mouon and in passed unarn-
Pursuant no advertisement to receive sealed
bids for the erection of a radio tower, the Board re-
ceived the following bids"
Clstks'tle Communication $500. Nortl-
Florida Tower Service $950.
Upon motion by Comm. Traylor. second by
Comm Hammond, and unanimous vote. the
Board awarded bid "9293-27 to the low bidder,
Clarksvllle Commuriniorns In the amount of
$500, ,
Upon motion by Comm. Traylor, second by
Comm. Hammond, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to amend Nuisance Ordinance 92-08
as follows: "" "



WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of
County Commissionets has determined that the
practical application of Ordinance No. 92-08 deal-
ing with the declaration and correction of aban-
doned personal property, noxious plants, unlawful ,
accumulations and unsafe building in Gulf
County, Florida. requires the at the Building In-
spector/Code Enforcement Officer be vested with
the authority to Issue and serve citations for and
on behalf of said Building Inspector/Code Enforce-
ment Officer anr that a special Master, and Code
Enforcement Board pursuant to Florida Statues
162 be created to hear the violation cases and im-
pose conditions and penalties as, required while
still allowing the Board, of County Commissioners
to be a review of appeal authority; and
WHEREAS, this change will allow a more
thorough, economical and expedited enforcement
of the ordinance while maintaining the accessibili-
ty of property owners and occupants to the Board
of county Commissioners through the appeal pro-
cess: arid
WHEREAS, the, Gulf County. Board of
County Commissioners has determined that it is
necessary to revise aind amend Ordinance No 92-
08 as was enacted on July 20, 1992 to include the
above referenced provisions; now therefore,
Sca. as follows
j. Ordinance No. 92-08 described ttle as
an ordinance declarunig abandoned personal prop-
erty. noxious ll its. unlawful accumulated. andi
unsafe building to be unilawul: Irrposing a duty
on the property owner or ocncpant to mai nltain
Property estobluhi`ng procedures for determining
arid correctiOl ondoridiios of property i11 violation
of this ordinance: establishinz definltloiU.: estab-
lishing penalties: establishing the cumulative af-
fect of the orJan.ice: enacting a severability
clause: enacting a repealer clause and establishing
th-,e eiTecutie date is hereby amended by deletion of
. the entire part of said ordinance paragraphs num-
bers three together with its subparts arid para-
graph four together with its subparts and instead
and in place of such paragraphs the following Is
hereby Iserted as an amendment to said ordl-
3 Personal Property Procedure: In the
event the Gulf County Building Inspector/Code en-
forcement Officer shall determine that the owner,
or occupant of any lot. tract.' or parcel of land
within Gulf county. whether occupied or unoccu-
pied. suffers, maintains or permits or remain
thereon any abandoned personal property, nox-
ious plants or unlawful accumulations, or Is other-
wise In violation of the ordinance by reason of the
such personal property the Offcer shall initiate
the following procedure:
A. The Code Enforcement Officer prior to
Issuance of a citation. shall Issue a Notice of viola-
tion to the owner arid occupant. If any. which No-
Uce of Violation shall specly the details of the vio-
larion and list the activity necessary to correct the
violation and said Code Enforcement Officer shall
state a reasonable time period within which the
owner and occupant, as appropriate. must correct
the violation, such time period shall be no more
that thirty (30) days. The owner and occupant cit-
ed for the violation shall have the responsibility of
correcting the violation within the time specified In
the order. If upon personal Investigation. the Code
Enforcement Officer finds that the violation has
not been corrected within the Uime period stated in
the Notice of Violation. the Code Enforcement Offi-
cer finds that the violation has not been corrected
within the uime period stated in the Notice of viola-I
don. the Code Enforcement Officer may Issue a ci-
tation or request and the gulf County ShenrTs De-
partment shall Issue a citation to the violator for
violation of this ordinance.
B If the owner or occupant falls to cor-
rect the violation as specified in a final order from
the Special Master. Code Enforcement Board or
Court, the Code Enforcement Officer may as a cu-
mulative remedy to fines and other penalties un-
der take to correct the violation through dthe use of
its personnel facilities, or equipment, or through
contract with an Independent contractor to do the
work necessary to correct the violation.
C. It should be noted that the Code En-
forcement Officer is not required to provide the vio-
lator with a reasonable time period to correct the
violation prior to Issuing a citation and may Imme-
diately Issue a citation if the Code Enforcement Of-
ficer has reason to believe that the violation
presents a serious and Immediate threat to the
public health, safety or welfare.
D. Any costs Incurred by the County
Commissioners to correct the violations through
the use of ts own personnel. faclllUties or equip-
ment or contracting with Independent contractors
shall be assessed and shall constitute a lien
against the lots. parcel or tract where the violation
existed to be foreclosed upon as provided by Flori-
da Statues as a judicial foreclosure.
E. Enforcement. The code enforcement
officer and/or his designee Is authorized to remote
or have removed any such machinery, vehicle.
boa or parts thereof. scrap metal and Junk when
such Item reasonable appears to be in violation of
this section after hearing on the same by the mu-
nicipal code enforcement board n which said or-
der or action Is approved.
,F. If the code- enforcement officer must,
remove the offending property under the provi-
slons. he shall notify. In writing, the owner of any
personal property kept In or on thepremises as
well as the property owner on which the offending
material is located to remove same within thirty
(301 days from t-,e date of the notice. If the said
personal falls or refuses to remove the personal
property within the wte timefixed In the notice they
shall be deemed to have abandoned the personal
property and to have forfeited all of their rights, ti-
te and Interest In and to same.
G. After advertising for two weeks the
sale of the material or personal property In a local
weekly newspaper which advertisement shall refer-
ence the right of the county to refuse all bids or of-
fers and retain the property or sell It at a later
date. the code enforcement officer Immediately
may sell any material and/or personal property re-
moved anid credit the proceeds thereof against the
cost of removal. storage or. where an Independent
contractor Is obtained to remove anrd dispose of
said material, to convey such material and/or
property to the contractor as compensation or par-
ial compensation for the demolitooi or removal.
Should the proceeds from the sale of such materi-
als and/or personal property exceed the cost of re-
moval, the excess shall be used. applied or paid
over n accordance with the written directions of
the parties entitled thereto.
I. Notice of violation. For purposes of noti-
fication of violation of this section, the code en-
forcement officer and/or the Sheriffs Department
upon request s authorized to placenotice a noUce of vio-
lation lag upon any machinery, vehicle. boat or
parts thereof, scrap metal and Junk when such
Item reasonably appears to be In violation of this
I. The budding code Inspector and or the
Sheriffs Departmunentas as applicable shall have th
authority and shall to the best of their efforts mark
the pieces of machinery, vehicle. boat or parts
thereof, scrap metal and Junk with a tag as soon
as said Items appear to be In violation of this ordl-
s nance (Irrespecltve of the time limits set forth In
paragraph c shabovel which tag shall state the date
of Its being affixed to said item. shall state that the
Item may be In violation of this ordinance unless
removed by or on behalf of the county and at that
time become the property of the county with
charges, fines, and liens to be placed against the
owner and the owner of the property where It Is lo-
''' cated.
J. Within thirty (30) days from the
Completion of any work by the county or an Inde-
pendent contractor to effect necessary correction
of any violations, the code enforcement officer
shall file a report with the county commission
-* namntg the legal owner of and starting by address
and/or legal description the real property cleared
and the actual costs of clearing or removing and
disposing of same. which actual cost shall Include
the cost of serving noUice as required by thids chap-
: ter and the cost of obtaining uode information. lien
recording fees and all other related costs, and
shall be based upon the charges established by
County commission resolution.
K. Within thirty (30) days of receipt, of
I the report of the code enforcement officer, the
,' county commission shall by resolution, determine
the actual cost of clearing, removald and disposal
each parcel of real property and levy a special as-
sesoment for such cost against each such parcel
by address and/or legal description. Such assess-
meant shall constitute a lien upon the real property
for the work accomplished.
L. Within fifteen 1151 days from the
adoption of the resolution by the county commis-
sIon, the code enforcement officer shall cause to be
prepared a notice of lien for the special assess-
ment showing the actual cost of clearing, the'of-
fending property and/or removing and disposing of
the material, the date of compleuon of the work.
the real property upon whIch a lien Is claimed and
such other information as the code enforcement of-
ficer may deem advisable and shall have the nooce
of lien filed for record with the clerk of the chiculi
'" court of the county and shall cause to be pub.
lashed a notice of the completion of the work and
i the fact that such lien has been recorded as arore-
1 said. which notice shall be published two (21 umes

in a newspaper of general r culaUon published In
the county. giving the lien held by the county
against each piece of real property by lot and block
number or other proper description.
M. Any person owning or having any
Interest, legal or equitable. In the real property
shall have right. within thirty 30) days after the
publcauon of notice by the code enforcement offi-
cer, to present to the county commission a sworn
petition stating his Interest In the property and al-
leging that, In the opinion of the petitioner, the
t,. cost of the work as shown In the notice of len ex-
ceeds the actual cost thereof Is otherwise errone-
ously entered and shall be heard upon the peI-
Suon. If It shall appear to the sausfacion of the
countIy commission that the cost Is erroneously
stated. then the county commission. by resolution,
shall so declare and shall fix such amount to be
charged against the real property as shall be just
and property. and the code enforcement officer
shall have the corrected notice of lien for the
amount filed In the office of the clerk of the circuit
p court.''
N: N.Where no petition is filed provided for
herein. the cost of the work as shown In the re-

corded notice of lien shall become a fixed lien on
the real property upon which the work has been
done from the time or recordation of the notice of
lien, and the lien shall be superior to all other i-
ens.except prior liens for taxes.
0. The assessment against each parcel
of real property shall be dated from the date or re-
cordation of the notice of lien. Such liens may be
paid within ninety (90) days after the publication
of notice provided for herein without Interest, and
thereafter the amount so fixed with interest at the
rate of twelve (12) percent per annum, from the
date of the record of such lien, and all costs of col-
lection, including all publication and title Informa-
tion costs, shall continue to be a lien against the,
real property until paid, and collection thereof
shall be enforces as provided by F.S. Ch. 173 for
the collection and enforcement of taxes and as-
sessments levied upon property.
4. Unsafe Buildings Procedure: In the
event the Gulf County code Enforcement Officer
determines that a building or structure Is unsafe,
unsanitary or does not iirovide adequate egress or
constitutes a fire hazard or Is otherwise dangerous
to human life. or which In relation to existing use
constitutes a hazard to safety of health by reason
of Inadequate maintenance, dilapidation. obsoles-
cence or abandonment. Is severally in contempla-
tion of this section, and unsafe building and shall
be abated by repair and rehabllitation or by demo-
ltdon In accordance with the following procedure
A. The Gulf County Code Enforcement
Officer shall Inspect the building, structure or por-
tion thereof alleged to be unsafe and shall issue a
Notce of Violation containing the action necessary
to correct the violation if appropriate.
B. If the Nouce of Violation Is Issued,
the same procedure as outlined paragraph 3A
through 0 above, shall apply.
C Notice of orders to demolish or re-
move shall be In writing, contain an accurate de-
scription of the structure and the lot or parcel of
land upon which the structure is affimxed and shall
be served upon the owner, llenor and other parties
having an Interest In the property of record as pro-
vided herein not less than thirty 130) days before
the date therein fixed for compliance.
D. The entire cost of demolition or re-
moval shall be assessssed against the real property
upon which the structure was affixed The assess-
ment. when made. shall constitute a ien upon the
real property superior to all other liens except tax-
es. A notice of assessment and lien shall be filed
among the public records of the county which
shall show the nature of the assessment and lien.
the amount thereof arnd an accurate description of
the real property affected thereby. The lien shall
date from thte at the rate of twelve (121 per-
cent and shall be enforceable. if unsatisfied after
the expiration of two (2) years from the date of fil-
ing such notice of lien. as other liens may be en-
forced by the county. The lien amount shall In-
dude a fee as prescribed in a resolution of the
county commission, which fee represents the ad-
ministrative charges incurred In the removal or
demolition of the structure.
E. If the code enforcement officer must
demohsh or remove the offending structure he
shall notify. In writing, the owner of any personal
property kept in or on the premises to remove
same within sixty (601 days frpm the date of the
notice Issued If the owner of the personal property
fails or refuses to remove the personal property
within th tirre fixed in the notice, he shall be
deemed to have abandoned the personal property
and to have forfeited all of his rghts. title and'in-
terest in anid to same after all required approval of
the demolition or removal action has been ob-
tained. and appeals filed for by the violators decid-
ed and the decision becomes final.
F. After advertising for two (2) weeks
the sale of said material or personal property In a
local weekly newspaper which said advertisement
shall reference the fight of the county to refuse all
bids or oTffers and retain the property or sell It at a
later date, the code enforcement officer Immediate-
ly may sell any material and/or personal property
salvaged from any removed or demolished struc-
ture and credit the proceeds thereof against the
cost of demolition or removal or. where an inde-
pendent contractor is obtained to demolish or re-
move any structure, to convey such material and/
or property to the contractor as compensation or
partial compensation for the demolition or remov-
al. Should the proceeds from the sale of such ma-
terials and/or personal property exceed the cost of
demolition or removal, the excess shall be used.
applied or paid over In accordance with the written
directions of the parties entitled thereto.
G. Order designating building or dwell-
Ing as unfit for human habitation Whenever the
code enforcement officer determines that any
building or dwelling or any part thereof constitutes
a serious threat or hazard to the safety or health of
the occupants or the the general pubin c because It
lacks maintenance, sanitary facilities or otherwise
falls to comply with the standards established by
this chapter, the code enforcement officer may Is-
sue an or dr designating such building or dwelling
unfit for human habitation. Any building or dwell-
Ilg or any part thereof designated as unfit for hu-
man habitation shall be posted with notice of the
same. and It shall be unlawful to alter. deface or
remove any notice so posted during the pendency
of the order
H Order to fact. Whenever the code en-
forcement officer desigrates a building or dwelling
as unfit for human habitation. determines that an
emergency exists, or orders a building or dwelling
to be demolished e demolished the afleced building or dwelling
may be ordered to be vacated. It Is unlawful for
any person to enter the building or dwelling until
the order to vacate is rescinded or modified.
I Emergency order. Whenever. In the
opinion of the code enforcement officer. any build-
ong, staging or other structure shall become un-
safe so as Imminently to endanger life or limb by
reason of the bad condition of walls, overloaded
floors, defective construction, decay, conditions
that are dangerous In case of fire or any other
cause, he shall Immediately notify the county code
enforcement board and If by vote of said board. it
shall be determined that the building or other
structure Is so unsafe as to endanger life or limb
and that the danger to life or limb Is so Imminent
as to require immediate action In response to an
emergency, the code enforcement board shall
cause the code enforcement officer to notily the
owner, occupant, operator or other party having
an interest In the building or other structure of Its
decision Immediately upon receipt of the notice.
the owner, occupant, operator or other party shall
cause the same to be made safe and secure or tak-.
en down. When public safety requires Immediate
action. the code enforcement officer may enter
upon the premises with such assistants as may be
necessary, using county forces or an Independent
contractor as secured by the county through a
summary procedure or without advertising for
bids. and cause the structure to be secured or tak-
en down without delay, at the expense of the own-
er. occupant, operator or other party Interested.
J. Order to terminate a public nui-
sance If an unsafe building violation s not terami-
nated by the owner, agent. custodian, lessee or oc-
cupant of the property Involved within thirty (30)
days from the dae of effective service of the of the notice.
except where otherwise provided in this chapter.
whether It be the date of mailIng of notice. the date
of personal service or the first date of the physical
posting on the property, or. If a hearing on the
maner Is to be or has been held by the code en-
forcement board and/or the county then within
thirty-one (31 ) days from the date of the order
from said board or commission or such longer
time period established by the said board in said
order if the board orders removal, terminauton or
abatement of the nuisance, the code enforcement
officer may cause any such condition to be .terml- ,
nated or remedied by an Independent contractor '.
on behalf of the county or through use by county
workers or those working on behalf of the county.
K. The code enforcement officer shall
upon approval by the county to take such action.
commence actions In the appropriate courts' for
abatement of nuisance, InJuncUve relief, collection
of sums due hereunder for fees or penalties, en-
forcement of penales, prosecution of violators, en-
forcemenit ola liens or other relief to which the
county is entitled In the administration of this
L. Orders binding. No order of the code
enforcement officer shall be diminished, cancelled
or In any way affected by the conveyance of the ti-
de to any real property, building or other structure
or of ainy interest In any real property, building or
other structure. A person who acquires such an.
Interest while a dwelling or dwelling unit Is subject
to an: order of the code enforcement officer shall
comply with that order to the same extent as If he
had held his Interest at the .time the order of the
code enforcement officer was Issued. Upon 're-
quest, the code enforcement officer shall provide
all persons acquiring such Interest with copies of
all notices and orders previously served and Issued
with respect to the real property, building or other.
structure conveyed at the expense of the person
requesting the copies.
M. In the event the Gulf County Code
Enforcement Officer finds.a condition of any bluild-
ing, structure or portion thereof to constitute an
Imminent danger to human life or health, the
building Inspector shall require the premises be
vacated forthwith and not reoccupled until specifi-
cally approved by the Board. The Building Inspec-
tor shall cause to be posted at each entrance to
such building a notce: "THIS BUILDING IS UN-

INSPECTOR." Said notice shall remain posted un-
til the.required repairs are made.or demolition is
completed. It shall be .unlawful for any person. to
remove said notice without permission of the
Building Inspector. Further, it shall be unlawful
for any person to enter the building except for the
purpose of making the required repairs or demol-
ishing It
2. Furthermore. Ordinance No. 92-08 de-
scribed by title as set forth above Is hereby amend-
ed by adding to It as Section II and subsequent
sections as set forth below:
11. County Code Enforcement Board
aid Hearing Master created.', I .. ".; "
Sec. (a) It is the Intent of this code to
create a Gulf County Code Enforcement Board and
special masters with the authority to Impose ad-
ministrative fines and other noncriminal penalties
to promote, protect and improve the health, safety
and welfare of Gulf County and to provide an equi-
table, expeditious, effective and an Inexpensive
method of enforcing County Ordinance No. 92-08
as amended from time to time which deals with

the conditions of property and structures and per-
sonal property located thereon where a pending or
repeated violation.exists or continues to exist and
any other of the. County's codes and ordinances to
which the procedure is deemed to apply. This code
has been enacted pursuant to the authority of F.S.
Ch. 162.
(b) The County Code Enforcement Board
shall have Jurisdiction to hear and decide cases in
which violations are alleged of any provisions of
the above referenced County Codes and ordinanc-
es and such other codes and ordinances to which
the Code Enforcement Board procedure Is made
applicable. '
(c) Any alleged violation to which this
procedure is deemed applicable may also be en-
forced In any court of competent jurisdiction.
(d) Pursuant to F.S. 162.03 and there is
hereby created a "Hearing master" for Gulf County,
Florida who shall be appointed by the Gulf County
Board of Commissioners along with an alternate.
These persons shall be residents of Gulf County
and shall serve without compensation but shall re-
ceive reimbursement as provided for members of
the Code Enforcement Board.
(e)' The appointment of a Hearing Master
and alternate shalbe for a term oftwo (2) years. A
Hearing Master may be reappointed by the County
Commission for one successive term and an alter-
nate Hearing Master may be re-appointed as deter-
mined by the County commisslon. Appointments:
to. fill vacancy of the primary Hearing Master
shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term of
office. A Hearing Master or the alternative may be
suspended and removed from, office by the Gulf
County Board of Cormissioners.
(Q The Hearing Master shall have the au-
thority to hold hearings and assess fines against
violators of the applicable County Codes and ordi-
nance and shall have the authority to acr in the
place and stead of the Code Enforcement Board at
the level of proceedings where (he alleged violator
admits or pleads no contest to the charges at
which time the Hearing master shall have the au-
thority to enter orders and Impose fines an penal-
ties as provided by this section and F. S. 162. The
order and assessment of fine or penalty by the
Hearing Master shall have the same force and ef-
fect and shall be considered the acuon of the Code
Enforcement Board for all purposes.
(W Violators' cases heard by a special
master and ruled upon by a special master. in the
case of finding of guilt, shall be precluded from ar-
guing the same case thehethe full code enforcement
board In cases brought before a special master. If
a plea of not guilty ts entered by the violator, the
case will be scheduled by the. special master to be
heard by the full code enforcement board at the
next available hearing of the ull code enforcement
.board. D "non. .
(h) Regular Hearing Master proceedings
shall occur no less frequently than monthly on a
schedule determined by the County Commission.
A tape recording and minutes shall be maintained
of all Hearing Master proceedings and shall be
open to the public. The County shall provide cleri-
cal and administrative support to the Hearing
Master as may be necessary for the proper perfor-
mance of his/her duties.
12. Alternate Code Enforcement System
The County hereby adopts and alternate
code enforcement system pursuant to F. S. 162
which gives code enforcement boards and a special
master appointed by the County Commission the
authority to hold hearings and assess fines against
violators of applicable county's codes and ord-
nances. In addition to the enforcement proceeding
set forth herein. "the Supplemental County or Mu-
nicipal Code or Ordinance Enforcement proceed-
ng' set forth in Part II of Chapter 162. Florida -
Statues and F. &S. 125.69 are hereby Incorporated
by reference.
13. Definiltions.
The following words, terms and phrases,
when used In this chapter. shall have meanings
ascribed to them In this section. except where the
context clearly Indicates a different meaning:
CODE means any of the several ordinances
and laws of Gulf County. Florida to which this pro-
cedure has been made applicable by the Gulf
County Commission except as excluded by F. S.
TARY means the county clerk or his/her designee
or as otherwise designated by the County Conmis-
MENT OFFICER mean any authorized agent or em-
ployee of Gulf County whose duty It Is to ensure
compliance with Its codes, ordinances and laws.
FORCEMENT BOARD mean the count code en-
forcement board appointed by the Board of County
LEGAL COUNSEL means the county attor-
ney or an assistant county attorney who shall rep-
resent the county and may present cases before
the enforcement board.
REPEAT VIOLATION means a violation of a
provision of a code or ordinance by a person whom
the code enforcement board ahs previously found
to have violated the same provision within five (51
years prior to the violation.
HEARING MASTER means the hearing mas-
ter which has been appointed by the Board of
County Commssioners to hear uncontested viola-
tions and impose penalties therefore. t
VIOLATOR means the property owner. occu- V
pant or person nposessln inpossesslo of the premelses or-
person causing he violation of the provisions of
this chapter or any combination thereof.
14. Code Enforcement Officer
(a) The code enforcement officer shall
have all the powers duties and respnslbllities to
administer and enforce all provisions of this chap-
ter. The code ode enforcement officer shall be deemed
to be an office for the purpose of eniforcing the pro-
visions othls chapter.
(br Any action to be taken by the code en-
forcement olllcer pursuant to this chapter In re-
gard to the enforcement of any sector hereof shall
be considered cumulative and In addition to penal-
ties and to other remedies provided elsewhere by
ordinance or law.
IC) The code enforcement officer shall
havheBhe right of entry upon real property and
shall be Immune form prosecution, civil or crimi-
nak. for trespass upon real property while n the-
discharge of his duties In enforcing the provisions
of this chapter. Th e sa Immunity shall Inure to
his authorized agents, assistants, employees and
contractors employed on behalf of the county In
connecldton with such enforcement.
(d) It shall be unlawful for any person to
oppose. obstruct or resist the code enforcement of-
ficer or his authorized agents, assistants, employ-
ees and contraiors employed on behalf of the '
county in connection with such enforcement In the
discahrge of his duties as provided Int his chapter
and any such violator shall be guilty of a misde-
meanor of the second degree punishable as provid-
ed In F. S. 775.082 or 775.083.
(e) The-Code enforcement officer shall'"
have the right to request the assistance of the
County Sheriffs Department and in such event the
slad department shall have all of the rights and
Immunities of the code enforcement officer provid-
ed herein. "
1B. Composition. appointment. Terms of,'
Members. REsidency REquirements. REmoval and
Vacancies of Code Enforcement Board.
(a) the code enforcement board shall con-
sist of seven (7) members and two (2) alteate'
members each serving for a term of three years
and each to appointed by the Board of Commis- -
stoners of Gulf County, Florida. The initial ap
polntments to the code enforcement board shall be
as follows: ""
(1) Two (2) members appointed for a
term of one (1) year each; "'
4(2) Three (3) members appointed for a
term of two (2) years each; and ,
(3) Two (2) members appointed for a
term of three (3) years each.
Thereafter, all appointments shall be made
for terms of three (3I years each. ; '
(b| A member may be reappointed upon
approval of a majority of the entire membership of
the Board of County Commissioners.
(c) Appointments to fill a vacancy shall
be for the remainder of the unexpired term. of of-
fice, *"
(d) Members of the enforcement board
shall be residents of the county at the time of their
appointments and throughout their terms of office. ;
Any member who Is no-longer a resident of the
county shal be automatically removed and that va-
cancy filled a provided herein; The members shall
serve in accordance with the requirements of'this
chapter and other laws of the State of Florida:, If '
any code enforoemetn board member fails to at-'-.
tend any three (3) of four (4) consecutive meetings
without cause or prior approval of the chairman of
the code enforcement board, the board may de- "
clare the member's office vacant and then fill the
vacancy as provided herein. Appointments shall be
made consistent as much as possible with Florida ''
Statues Chapter .162. '
16. Oath of Office. '< -C
Each member of the code enlbkcement "
board, upon appointment, shall, before entering .. -
upon the discharge of his duties of office, take 'an '

17. Organization; compensation; rules
and regulations. ....
(a) Organhzation of the code enforcement
board shall be as follows: ,

() The members of the enforcemtn
board shall elect a chairman from among, their

members. The chairman shall be allowed to vote
on all matters appearing before the board.
(2) The members of the enforcement
board shall also elect a vice-chairman form among
Its members. The vice-chairman shall preside over
the public hearing In the absence of the chairman.
(b) The presence of four (4) or more mem-
bers shall constitute a quorum. Members shall nto
be entitled to compensation; however, all embers
shall receive reimnrursement for milage for any
board-related business, except travel to and from
regularly scheduled and specially-called board
meetings. Such reimbursement shall be consistent
with county policy.
(c) The board may adopt such rules and
regulations as are not inconsistent with the provi-
slons of the chapter ofF. S. Ch. 162. which rules
and regulations the board finds necessary to carry
ut the provisions of this chapter, subject to ap-
proval by the Gulf County Board of County Com-

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"18. The members shall serve In accor-
dance with ordinances of the Gulf County and the
laws and regulations of the State of Florida anid
may be suspended and removed for cause as pro-
vided In such ordinances or laws for removal of
members of boards.
19. Enforcement Procedure.
(a) It shall be the duty of the code en-
forcement officer and/or responsible county de-
partments to Initiate through said officer enforce-
ment proceedings of the various applicable codes
and ordinances; no member of the code enforce-
ment board or the Hearing master shall have the
power to initiate such enforcement'proceedings. '
(b) In the case of a first-Ume violation of
the applicalbe county codes and ordinaces, the
code enforcement officer shall notify the violator
and give hem.a reasonable-time to correct the vio-
lation. Should the violation continue beyond the
time specified for correction, the oflcer shall ntolry
the enforcement board and request a hearing. The
enforcement board, through Its clerical staff, shall
schedule a hearing before a hearing Master or the
Enforcement Boarn,. and wrftLen notice of such
hearing shall be had delivered or mailed.. as pro-
vided by this chapter, to.the violator. At the option
of the enforcement board, notice may additionally
be served by publication or posting as provided by
this chapter. If te violation is corrected and the it
recurs or.if, the violation is-not corrected by the
time specified for correction by the code enforce-'
ment officer, the case may be presented to- the
Hearing Master or the Enforcement Board even if
the violation has been orrectid prior to board
hearing and the'notice shall so state.
Si(c) If a repeat violation is found, the offi-
cer shall notify the violator but ts not required to
ve the violator a reasonable time I correct the vi-
ltdon.The officer, upon notifying the violator of a
repeat 'violation, shall nltil the Hearing Master
and the enforcement board and request a hearing,
The code enforcement board or special master,
V through its clerical staff.f-shall schedule a hearing
and shall rpvode,notice a provided by this chap-
ter to the violator. The case may be presented to
the enforcement board or Hearing Master even if
the repeat violation has been corrected prior rtohe
board hearing and the-nodce shall so state.
(d [d) In the event of a plea of not guilty the
case shall.be heard; 4termined and an order en-
tered by the Code Efibreement Board. However. in
the event of an admission of the violauon or pleas
of no contest to the, charged violation. the Hearing
Master shall have the authority to conduct a hear-
ing, enter orders and'lmpose fines in accordance
with this. chapter and said Lorders and fines shall
be.considered the action of the'Cdde Enforcement
Board for all purposes:
20. .Violations;: Hearings.
If the code inspecotr has reason to believe a
violation presents a serious threat to the public
health, safety-and welfare or if the violation is Ir-
reparable or Irreversible in:nature, that Inspecotr
shall make a reasonalbe effort to nlltly the violator
and may Immediately notify the enforcement board
and request a hearing thereon.
:.r21. Conduct of.Hearings. .
The. code enforcement board shall adopt
rules for governing the ocnduct.of Its alTairs. in-
cluding thatcof the Hearing master not Inconsis-
Lent.with the.piovislona of this chapter approved'
by the Board of County Commissiners and speclf-
Icall the the following -
(1) Upon request of the code enforcement
officer or at other times as may benecessary the
Schai.rman.of the enforcement board may call hear-
ing sof the enforcement board, hearing may be
a lcalle dbywrittennotlce signed' by at leat 1(3
members of the enforcement board. All hearings of
the enforcement board shall be open ot the public.
(2) The enforcement, board may set. by
motion. additional mdetdngsiland locations as re-
quired.' Sepcial meeUngs may be called by the
chairman or vice-chai'man in the absence of una- ,
vallabillty of the-chairman: hA.bearting may also be
called by written notice signed by at least three (3)
members of the enforcement boardu'
(3) Minutes shall be kept of all hearings.
specflcally,'ncluding By the'voteloFiach'memneber
upon eachl-quesidn, by the' enforcelhent board.'
and all hearings.and'proceidings shall be open to
the public. All testimony shall be under oath and
mechanically recorded. .' d
(4) ;fhe county shall provide a hearing
room and clerical and administrative personnel as
S meay be reasonalbe required by the enforcement
board to conduct its hearings and perform Its du-
n s .,- .-
1(5) Each case before the enforcement
board.shall be presenete dby the department head
or his designee of the county department which is
charged with the respnalbillty for enforcement of
those specific code secltons alleged to have been
violated. Additionally. the county attorney or the
designated representative may present cases be-
fore the enforcement board In compliance with
F.S.,162.0B5(5)andF.Sj.62.07.12).0 .,l "n. )i, ;I
S -N ,, (6N.)AU.iIlevantevldeniceahalLbe,admiL--
ted If. In the opinion ofitle enfdemaenaoboard.Itis,'-
theitype of-'evidence poonshich reaso-dable and
respncllbe. persons would normally ely In the con- ,
duct of business affairs, regardless of the extsternce
of any common law or satutlory rule which might
make such evidence inadmissible over objections
in a civil action. The chairman of the enforcement
obard may exclude Irrelevant or unduly repetitious
S(7) Each part tot he hearing shall have
the right to call and examine witnesses. Introduce
exhibits. a ross-examine opposing witnesses. im-
peach witnesses and rebut evidence.
(8) The alleged violator has the right. at
his own expense, to be represented by an attorney
at any. enforcement board hearing and appeals
thereof and before the Hearing Master. .
(9) All testimony before the board shall
be under oath,and shall be recorded. The alleged
violator or tLe county may cause thelproceedints
to be recordedhby a cerdtifiedcourt reporter or-by a
record Insrtument. .. -
(10) lThe burdehrof proof shall be with the
code enforcement officer to show by the greater
weight of.the evidence that a code violation exists
and that the alleged-violator committed or'-was
responsible for allowingor maintaining the viola-
(1I) If notcer has,been provided ursuant
to thls.chapter to .an alleged .violator of public
hearingfthe hearing masy be,conductedand an or-
der rendered in teh absence of the violator.
4 (12) At the conclusion of the hearing, the
enforcement board 'shall issue findings of fact
based on the evidence.of econi and conclusionsof
law. and shall issue an order affording ghe proper
relief consistent with powers granted herein. The
findings shall be by motion, approved by amojority.
of those.membe4s .present and voting,' except that
at least four. 14) members must vote In.orfer for
theaction to-be official. .Theorder may include 'a
notice that it must a complied with by a specified
date and.that a fine may be imposed If the order is
not compIled with by that date.',. .. .- .. '
S (131 A certified copy of such'an order or
order of a Hearing Master may be recorded in the
public records of.the county and shall constitute
notice to any subsequent purchasers, successors
in interest or assigns .If the violation concerns real
prop ., and the findingL therein shall be binding
upon the violator and, if the violation concerns
real property. andy subsequent purchasers, sue-
cessors in interest or assigns..
22. Compliance with Order.
If an order is record. In the public!records
pursuant to this chapter and the order is comphed,
with. by.the dates specified In the order, the en-
forcement board shall Issue an order ackowledging
compliance that .shall be recorded In the public
records. A bearing Is not required If such tIs'ean or-
der acknowledging compliance. .
23. Powers of the Enforcement Board. ',-
SThe code enforcement board shall have the
power t _i |
( (I) Adopt rulqp for the conduct of Its
S hearings subject tom approval by the County Com-
missIon: ,, '
S(2) Subpoena alleged violators and wit-
S:, nessesto Its hearings. Subpoenas may. be served
by the $herlffs Department; ., ,
., (3) 'Subpoena evidence to Its hearings:
(4) T"1ake testimony under oath;
(5] Issue an order having the force of law
: commanding 'whatever *steps are ,necessary to,..
bring the violation In compl pel.,n. c' ,..
: 24. Administrattve Fines: LiJns. :
S(a) Authority. The code enforcement'
board of Hearintrg Master as appropriate, upon nod-
.. adon by the code officer thi a previous order of
.. the enforcement obard of Hearing Master has not
been compleld with by the set'tlme or upon a find-
ing that a repeat violation has been movlitted,
may order the viooator to pay a fine Int he amount
speclBed.in thls seciton for each day the vloadon
continues past. the', date' set by the enforcement
S board or Hearing daster.for compliance or. in the
cs cae of a repeat violation, for each day the repeat
: violation continues past the date of notice to the
": violator of the repeat violation. If a finding of a vio-
lalton or repeat violation has been made as provld-
ed In this part, a hearing shall not be necessary
for the issuance of an order imposing fine..
:. (b) Maximumfine: consistency, reduction
of fines. .
(I)- A fineilmposed pursuant to this secl-
ton shall not exceed tow hundred fifty dollars
(8250.00) per day for a first vioaluon and shall not
S exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) per day for a
repeat violation..
(b) In formulain Its order, the board or

Hearing master should be consistent. In the Impo-
sition of fines, paying special attention tot the
gravity of the violation, any actions by a violator to
. correct the violation and .any previous violations
commuted by-the violator..
S t3) The .enforcement board of Hearing
Mater may reduce a fine Imposed pursuant dt this
seciton. If, however, the subject violatorfalls to pay
the reduced fine within a period of sicty (60) days
from the day the order is rendered reducing ihe
fine, then the original fine shall e reinstated. 'If the
violator makes arrangements through the enforce-
ment board. county clerk or county attorney's of-
fice to pay the reduced fine In monthly payments
and fas to timely make any one (1) of the monidy
payments, then the origlanl fine. less payments

discussed providing superviLors with procedures
and guidelines in dealing with personnel regarding
offenses that deal with Insubordination. Chairman
Peters stated that this would not change the union
contract, only te personnel policy Upon the recom-
mendaton of Attorney Floyd, the'.board dtenrmned
that a decision should made. Individually, accord.
Ing to each olTense of Insubordination that is
brought before the Board Chairman Peters re'
quested that the Union Representatives be advised
of the Board's decision.
Comm. Hammond requested that Admint
AsSL Wells contact Brian Upton of Gulf Pines Hos-
pital and supply the Board with a written expliman-
ton of why Terrn Lyles was terminated by certified

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made. shall be automatically reinstated.
(c) Lien. A certified copy of an order Im-
posing a fine may be recorded Int he public
records of the county and thereafter shall consti-
tute a lien against the land In which the violation
wxists and upon any other real or personal proper-
ty owned by the violator. Upon petition to the cir-
cuit court. such order may be enforced In the
same manner as a court Judgment by the sheriffs
of the state, including against the perosnal proper-
ty. but such order shall not be deemed to be a
court judrnent except for enforcement purposes.
A fine Imposed pursuant to this section shall con-
tinue to accrue until the violator comes into com-
plleance or until Judgment is rendered in a suit to
foreclose and a en filed pursuant to this seclton,
whichever occurs first After three (3) months from
the filing of any such. lien which remains unpaid.
the enforcement board may authorize the count at-
torney to foreclose on the len. No lien created pur-
suani to the provisions of this secJton may be lore-
closed on real property which s homestead under
Seclton 4. article X of the State ConstituUtion.
25. Duration of the Lien.
Mo lien provided under this cheaper shall
continue for a period of longer than twenty 120)
years after the certified copy of an order Imposing
a fine has been recorded ,unless within that time
an action to foreclose on the lien is commenced In
a court of compete junsdiclton. In an action to
foreclose on a lien, the Countyishall be enutiled to
recover all costs, including a reasonable attorney's
fee, that it Incurs In the the foreclosure. The con-
tinuadon of the lien effected by the commence-
ment of the aciton shall not be good agElnst credi-
tors of subsequent purchasers for valuable
consideration without notice, unless a nonce of lls-
pendens is recorded.' "
26. Appeal. An aggrieved party may ap-"
peal a final administrative order of the code en-
foroement board of hearing Master to the Gulf
County Board of County' Commissioners. Gulf
County may appeal a final administrative order of
the code enforcement board or the Hearing Master
to the Circuit Court in and for Gulf County. Flori-
da 'and an aggreved party may, except the county,
appeal an order of the Gulf JCounty Commission
rendered on appeal to the Circuit Court in and for
Gulf County. Florida. Such appeals shall hot be a
hearing de novo but shall be limited ot appellate
review of the record created before the enforce-
ment board except that the County Commission
upon review of a final administrative order of the.
Code Enforcement Board or hearing Master may, if
deemed desirable, recelie'additional testimony and
evidence. The County Commission may. based on
their review or the facts and law, uphold or revise
die findings of fact and conclusion of law of the fi-
tal order appealed. An appeal shall be filed within
thirty (30) days of the execution of the order to be
appealed: A copy of the notice of appeal shall be
ed withthe secretary for the enforcement board
and to the clerk of the circuit court for the Four-
teenth Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida. In
and for Gulf County. Florida. The County shall es-
tablish by resolution reasonalbe charges to be paid
by the appealing party for preparation of the
record'to be appealed.
27. Rehearing Provision.
A party who sl dissatisfied with the result of
the public hearing before the code enforcement
board may-move for a new hearing on the matter.
A motion for rehearing must be served within ten
(10) days, after execution of,the ocde enforcement
order: The time cannot be extended. A motion that
is served within the ten-day period may be amend-
ed ot allege new grounds wlth'lcave ofthe code en-
forcement board. The time for service of the motion
is ten (10) days afler thie execution of the code en-
forcement order. 'Oi Its own Inlutiatuve.' the enforce-
ment board amy order a new public hearing or re-
hearing wlhtln ten (10) days after the entry of the
code enforcement order or within the time fro rul-
Ing on a timely motion for a ri6w hearing or rehear-
ing made by a party. A timely moon by a party
extends the time fdr the code enforcement board to
act on its own Initiative. After timely service of a
motion, the time to file a notice of appeal runs
from the date-of, rendition of the order on the mo-
don. doL'fromn ,'ny code enforcement order that
has been entered. If a notice of plipeal'Is.field by
the moving parlt before the. notion for the new
public hearing o' for rehearing Is heard, the mo-
tion is walyed. The' ground of a motion for rehear-'
Ing.or new public hearing shall fall into one (1) or
more of the following categories:'
(1) Enrots on the face of the record:
2) ..Erors 'committed during the public
(3) Misconduct of the code enforcement
14) Misconduct or a party.
15) Misconduct of a third person:
(6) Miscohductof a witness;
(7) Newly discovered evidence:
(8) 'The verdict is contrary to the evi-
dence : .
(9) The verdict is contrary to the'lahv. '
a .Al ,nqces required, by, tls chapter
shall be rodvided tl the alleged violator by certified
mall. return receipt requested: by hand delivery to
the sheriff or other law enforcement officer, a code
inspecotr or other person deslgnaUted by the
county Commission: or by leaving the notice at the
violator's usual place of residence wiht any person
residing therein who Is above fifteen (15)'years of
age Informing such person of the contents of the
notice. '
(b) In addition to providing notce as set
forth In subsecution (a), at the option.of the code
enforcement board, notice may also be served by
publication or posting as follows:
(I) Such notice shall be published one
during each week for four (4) consecutive jweks
(four (41publications being suficlent) In a newspa-
per of general circulation in the county. The news-
paper shall meet such requirements as are prescr-
ribed under F. S, ch. 50 for legal and official
(2) Proof of publication shall be made
as provided In F. S. 50.041 and 50.051. Notice by
publication or posting may rin concurrently with
or may follow an attempt to provide ntoce by hand
delivery or by mail as required under subsection
(c) Evidence that' an. attempt has
been made to hand deliver or mail notices provided
in subsection (a).'together with proof of publication
or posting as provided In subsection' (b. shral be
sudicient to show' that the notice requirements of
this chapter have been met. without regard to
whether or not the alleged violator actually re-
ceived such notce. ,
29, Supplemental EnforcemenL
Nothing contained In' this chapter shall pro-
hibit the county form enforcing Its codes by any
other names.
30. Conflict of IntereaL
Conflict of Interest provisions' shall apply to
members of the code enforcement board pursuant
to Fi~ S. 112.3141 and 286.012. '
3. All other probins and provisions of Ordl-
nance No. 92-08 shall remain in effect.
4. EffecUve Date: This Ordinance shall be-
come effective as provided by law on June 7. 1993.
Clerk Lister presented invoices for payment
for the Red Bull Island Project. Chairman Peters
passed the cahir to Vice-Chairhdan Yeager and mo-
toned to pay the following Invoices for the Red
Bull Island Projecc' Fisher Construction $21.72
and Cold Hat Auto Paris 85.20. Comm. Traylor
seconded the motion aind It passe unanimously.
Acting Chairman Yeager returned the chair to
Chairman Peters.
Upon moon by Comm. Hammond. second
by Comm. Yeager, and unanimous vote. the board
approved to haveithe Chairman sign a contract be-
tween the county and the Department of HRS. for
sheriff service of process on Title IV-D Child Sup-
port Enforcement Actions for fiscal year 92-93.
Emergency Managrient Director Wells noted
that 88.526.00 had been received ot date for the
Emergency Food and Shelter Program.
Upon motion by Comm. Traylor, second by
Comm. Yeager and unanimous vote, the Board ap-
proved ot purchase a time-lapse video cassette re-
corder'in the amount of $790.00 from funds of the
Drug FreeCity through InterdictionF, 'Interlllgence
and Street Sales Enforcement Grant Funds.
SUpon motiloni by Comm. Hammond, second
by Comm. Yeager and unanimous vote,. the Board
approved and agreed tb'have the Chairman sign
the appllcadons for the Drug Free City through In-
terdlcUon, Interlllgerice and Street Sales Enforce-
ment Grant.
Chairman Peters passed the chair to Vice-
Chairman' Yeager and modoned to approve'a lender
to Ed Prescoltt of the Delparirent bf Transportation
and to Mr: Willie Speed. Comm. Hammond second-
ed the motion ard It passed uanimously. Acdng
Chairman Yeager returned the chair to Chairman
Comm. Traylor motioned to approve letters
to Terry Linton. Carl Whilt. Jone Reeves and Frie-
da Sheffield of the Florida Panhandle Private In-
dustry Council regarding Gulf County's appointees
to the PIC Council.
Upon motion by Comm. Hammond.' second
by Comm, Yeager. and unanimous bole, the Board
approved a letter "to all agencies serving people
with special needs In Gulf County.
Admin. AsatsL Wells and Chairman Peters

letter and the reason for her dismissal.
Chairman Peters passed the chair to Vice-
Chairman Yeager and motioned ot appoint Willis
Perry to the 911 Committee. Comm. Hammond
seconded the motion and It passe unanimously.
Acting Chairman Yeager returned the chair to
Chairman .Peters.
County Attorney Floyd noted the corrections
on the 911 Interlocal Agreement and stated that It
would be presented to the board at a later date.
After discussion. Comm. Yeager Motidoned to
re-advertise to amend the Beach Driving Ordi-
nance In order that a penalty could be incorporat-
ed Into the Amended Ordinance. Comm. Ham-
mond seconded the 'motion and It passed
Upon request by Attorney Floyd. Comm.
TRaylor motioned to pass an ordinance for the Wll-
liamsburg/Methodlst Hill water and sewer Projext
slating that the system belongs to Gull County
and that the operations and maintenance would
be provided by the City of Wewahitchka. Comm.
Yeager seconded the motion and it passed unani-
Upon recommendation by Public Works Su-
per. Lester. Comm. Hammond mooned to hire
Isaiah Hill and Peggy Miller as seasonal sprayers
for the Mosquito Control Deparnment. Comm.
Yeager seconded the moon and It passed unani-
Build. Ins Butler approved the awarding of
bid 119293-25 to the low bider. Gulf Fobncating,
for the reconstruction of the Indian pass Boat
Ramp In the amount of $6,650.00.
Comm. TraylormoUtioned to accept Build. Ins.
Butler and County Engineer Rish's recommenda-
tion to award bid #9193-26 for the Red Bull Island
Souht Bridge with the'Pile Caps to be provided by
the second low bidder. Gulf Fabricating, If refused
by the low bidder. Carr Engineering. Comm..Yager
seconded the motion and It passed unanimously.
Piling Air Environmental $2.520: Installa-
tion Air Environmental 88.028; Pile Caps Carr
Engineering 85.600; Crane Rental Rejected: Fa-
brictlon Gulf Fabricating $2.200; Revetment -
.Gulf Fabricating,- S3.900. ,
John Sullivan requested that his name be
removed from the Code Etforcement Board.
Comm. Traylor stayed that he would provide the
,Board with another name by the next regular
Upon motion by .Comm. Traylor. second by
Comm. Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board '
agreed to readvertise for bids for wood chipping.
Building Inspector Butler stated that the'
County will be receiving $103.912..In grant-in-ald
funds to assist with the Old courthouse renova-
don. Comm. Traylor requested that a letter be sent.
to Representative Trammel, thanking him for his
assistance in obtaining these funds. The Board
had no objections.
Upon recommendation by Build. Ins. Buder,
Comm. Traylor motioned to award the long term .
and .short term solid waste study to S. Barker and
Associates, Inc. for the amount of $13.500 Includ-
ing.expenses. Comm. Yeager seconded the motion
and It passed unanimously..
Upon motion by Comm. Hammond. second
by Comm. Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to purchase a 1993 F-250 Truck, State
Contract No. 21-526P. for the amount of $21.110
for the Jaws Rescue ESU.
Comm. Hammond 'motioned to have Wewa
State Bank provide the financing for the 4-door -
Fire Apparatus for the Beaches Fire Department In
the amount of 8100,000 at the rate of 6.75% for 7
years. Comm. Yeager seconded the moon and it
passed 4-1 (Comm. Traylor abstained).
John Sullivan addressed the Board regqard-
ing a fire that was used by the Wewa Volunteer-
Fire Department foir training procedures and the
use of county vehicles to remove the fire debris.
Comm. Traylor staled that the fire department ddil
nothing Improper and that he hadauthorized us-
ing the.County vehicles to remove the debris.
Guy Ganman. of Oak Grove, requested Lha
rthe board provide a 4-way stop sign on Madison
Street and reduce'the speed-limit through that
area, due to a recent accident that Involved a .'
small child.,'omm.YVeager'requested Public Works
Super. Lester place a'.4-way stop sign at Jackson
and madison' street. a children. at play sign. and a I
reduced speed limit sign.
Chairman peters passed the chair to Vice-
Chairman Yeager and motioned to advertise for a
glass crusher. Comm. Hammond seconded-the mo-
tion and It passed unanimously. Comm. Peters re-
quested that Build. Ins. Butler provide the specifl-
cations arid to contact Frank Healey for a list of
available sources. Acting Chairman Yeager re-
turned the chair to Cahirmah Peters.
The meeting recessed at 7:27 p.m.. EDT.
The meeting reconvened at 7:39.p.m.. EDT. ,
Comm. Hammond stated that he had con-
tacted Bill Han.sen.from Ocala to conduct a fire
training course. He.stated that has service would
be provided at no cost to the County but that the
County would be .obligated to pay all lodging and
meal expenses. The Board had no objections.
Comm. Yeager requested that a variance to
use the county right-of-way be granted to the Gulf
Pines Property Owner's Assoclation in order that
an entrance road could be landscaped and to be-
gin, the necessary procedures to advertise. Comm
Yeager stated tha he had reviewed their plan and
that the Gulf.Pines Property.Owner's Association
would pay all costs. He also requested that Couny
Attorney Floyd begin the necessary procedures.
The Board had no objecuons.
Comm. Yeager discussed a letter received by
each Commissioner from Scott Eaton regarding
persons who abuse their privilege of driving on the
ch. Comm. Yeager stated that the laws are
stricdy enforced on the beach and that County At-
torney Floyd had responded oat Mr. Eaton's letter.
After discuslon. Comm. Traylor motioned to
have a resolution prepared objecting to the PresI-
dent's proposed Energy Tax Bill and for the Board
to bypass their usual letter approval policy in or-
der that letters may be sent ot Senator Connie
Mack, Senator Bob Graham. U.S. Congressman
Earl Hutto, and U.S. Congressman Pete Peterson
prior to the final vote on June 14. 1993. and to so-
cit support by phone Bay. Washington. Walton.
Jackson. Liberty. Calhoun. and Franklin Counties.
Comm. Hammond seconded the motion and it
passed 4- I (Comm. Peters opposed).
After discussion regarding the Board's cur-
rent "no-smoking" policy and the State's law.
Comm. Traylor motioned to ban smoking in the
Courthouse and any area under the jurisdiction of
the Board of county Commissloner's except for
designated smoking areas. Comin. Yeager second-
ed the motion Comm. Hammond made a substid-
tute motion to table the matter unul the next regu-
lar board meeting on June 22. 1993. Comm.
Armsutong seconded the motion and It passed
Upon motion by Comm Hammond. second
by Comm. Yeager. and unanimous vote. the Board
approved to use the balance of the WIllIamsburg-
Methodist Hill grant funds to pay Preble-Rish for
inspeciton services for the Willlamsburg-Methodist
Hill Water and Sewer Projectr
Upon motion by Comm. Yeager, second by
Comm. Hammond. and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to approve all Invoulced for the Wil-
iamsburg-Methodist Hill Water and Sewer Project.
contingent upon Build. hINs. BuTlers approval, be-
fore the grant closing date of June 20. 1993.
Upon motion by Comm. Hammond. second
by Comm. Traylor. and unanimous vote. the Board
agreed to pay any attomety fees for Wllllamsburg-
Methodist Hill with the grant funds.
Comm. Hammond requested that Admin
AsL Wells maintain a separate list of all expendi-
tures by the county Attorney for the Single Mem-
ber District Issue. Comm. Hammond motioned to
pay the County Attorney's May billing in nthe
amount of 82.973.75. Comm. Traylor secronded the
motion and It passed unanimously.
There being no further business and upon
motion by Comm. Yeager, second by Comm. Tray-
lor, and unanimous vote. the meeting did then ad-
journ at 8"32 p.m., EDT.
Nathan Peters, Jr.. Chairman
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Insurance industry to return to
the original concept of spreading
out risk over a large group of peo-
ple. Srpall group rates can only
be based on age, sex,, the number
of.' people in your family, geo-,
graphic location and tobacco' use.
Also, under "Healthy Homes", In-
dividuals with pre-existing' condi-
tions-ican no ,longer be excluded
or priced out of the market.' This
"guarantee issue" provision repre-

Some of your best local estate professionals national referral network brings tens of thou-
are opening a new Coldwell Banker office sands of potential buyers to sellers across the
here in PORT ST. JOE. country every year. -
Although Coldwell Banker may be new in We've brought Coldwell Banker to town.
PORT ST. JOE, we're one of the oldest, most Now we'd lke to introduce you to our excel-
respected names in real estate. Because no- lent services. So call us any time at 227-1892.
body goes further to find home buyers. Our

HCR 1,BOX 210
CHERYL W. SUMMERS, Cape San Blas, FL 32456
Broker/Pre sidentBus. (904) 227-1892
DICK KALEY, (800) 261-1892
Sales Associate Fax (904) 227-3107

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sents a major step forward.
*Keeping Score: The State of
Florida will collect cost and quali-
ty of care statistics from physi-
cians, hospitals, clinics, etc., and
make this key data available to
health care purchasers. With the
actual "track records" in hand.
buyers will know where the best
values are. Providers will use the
same type of information to im-
prove their products and services.
*Federal Help: We are seeking
permission form the federal gov-
ernment to give us flexibility in
administering Medicaid, the pro-
gram that provides health care
for needy families. Our aim is to
use Medicaid funds to help mil-
lions of middle-class and low-
income working people and their
families now without health bene-
fits to pay for the coverage they
deserve. Under our "MedAccess"
plan, individuals and families will
be eligible for help on a sliding
scale in paying for their coverage.
*Personal Responsibilty: The
best medical care in the world
cannot take the place of healthy
behavior that. prevents health
problems. That's why Florida's
health plan emphasizes the im-
portance of taking personal re-
sponsibility' for maintaining your
own good health. By getting regu-
lar medical Care, eating right and
exercising regularly. we all dem-
onstrate odr commitment to a
healthier Florida.
As bold and far-reaching as
our "Healthy Homes" legislation
is, none of these reforms will hap-
pen overnight. It will take time,
possibly a year or two, for the'
market to restructure itself along
more efficient lines.
But, Floridlans can begin
watching progress unfold as early
as next month when many of our
Community Health Purchasing
Alliances will be starting up. In
fact, members could be purchas--
ing low cost, high quality health
care coverage by the 'end of this
year., Already, networks of doc-
tors, insurance companies, hospi-
tals and other health care provid-
ers are forming to take advantage
of the opportunities that will exist
under the new system.
One of the first- positive ef-
fects of our reforms will be a no-
ticeable slowing of the increase in
health. ,-,Insurance .-..premiums;-.-
which for most small businesses"
tnrrb.sed *bore,' daid 25.%. o et .
the last two years. Some even ex-'
perienced rate hikes of 40% of

Tom Todd

Realty, INC.

-' e l ~sAtle BroSer '

HC 1 Box 150. Port St. Joe. FL
NEW LISTING; 517 & 517 1/2
MENT! Commercial OR residen-
tial. Home' has 4 bedrooms., 2
baths PLUS two furnished apts.
with 2 bdrm., I ba. ea. $55,000.
NEW. LISTING, 208 16th St..'..
THIS IS 'IT! Brick veneer home-.
with 3 bedrooms. '2 full baths.
'Nice NEW kitchen cabinets, deck
off' dining rm.. cen. gas heat &
cen..' elec. ailr. ALSO carport &
workshop. $58,000.
.720 Fortner. Ave. PRICE RE-
DUCED to $45.000. 24'x40' dou--'
ble wide mobile home. Cen. heat &'
air.' Large unattached workshop
and double garage. OWNER. FI-
208" Third St. Mobile home,
12'x60'. w/cen. heat & air. 2
bdrm., I bath. LARGE LOTI Ap-
pliances and new furniture includ-
ed. Beach accepsi.,$32.500.
CidalBrend .Lyin,
.... : Saes Associate. ... n
Home 648-8215 ..."


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1986 Kawasaki 185 Bayou 4-
wheeler. Runs great, $900 obo. 648-
5280 evenings,648-5242 days. -Ask
for Al or Lee. Itc 7/29
'82 Ford Escqrt wagon; '84 Ford
Escort, $100 obo. 229-6002.
Itc 7/22
Used Cars and Trucks. Local and
out-of-state vehicles. Two locations to
serve you. Mayhanri' Motor, Port St.
Joe, 229-6584, Mayhann Used Cars,
Wewahitchka, 639-5810.
tfc 7/1


$69.95 M0ost Cars
Oakley's Cars & Trucks
Corner 2nd Ave. & Madisn St.. Oak Grove
227-1294 w.5/6

1986 40 hp Johrison outboard
motor, low hours, very good' condi-
tion, $1,500. Call 229-6336 after,
5:00. tfc 7/29
: 1988 19 ft. Sealion boat, great
icbndition. Call 647-8035 for more ,ri-
formation. 4tp7/8

Start your own business. '90'
Mini Chief stump grinder, self pro-
pelled; 32 hp diesel, fits through 48"
gate, 82" width, 500 hrs. Super good
condition, $6.200. 647-8070.
tfc 7/29

2 bedroom house in Highland
View, $200 month with damage, de-
posit. Call 229-6133. ltc 7/29
B 3 bedroom house on Cape San
Bias with gulf view, access to beach
by boardwalk, 647-5349, 227-1235 or
229-8899, Joan. tfc 7/29
Country 'living overlooking We-
tappo Creek, 3 bdrm., 2 ba. 1500 sq.
ft. living space, 26'x56' mobile home,
15x26' grand room, ch&a, fireplace, 2
car,garage, 2 util. bldg., 2 covered
porches, one 14'x26' open deck,
swimming pool w/privacy fence,
beautiful landscaped on two 1/2 acre
lots with c/I fence. Call 648-5323 for
appt. tfc7/29
14'x60' 2 bedroom mobile home,
St. Joe Beach, $275 month. Call 648-
5323. tfe 7/29
Furnished trailer at 'Overstreett
for rent. Call 648-5306. tfc 7/8

Office Suites Available
(utilities Included)
1 on First Floor;
2 on Second Floor
410 Long Ave., next to law office
Call 904-227-7413 tfc 7/1

Wewahltchka, 2 bedroom, good
condition trailer. $275 month. $150
deposit. Call 639-5664 or 234-6077.
Liberty' Manor Apts., 800 Tap-
per Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable.
housing for the elderly and the'
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, en-
ergy efficient const., handicapped
equipped apts., available. Stove & re-
frig. furn., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm.,
apts., on-site manager.
Equal Opportunity Housing
Complex. Rent is based on income.
This complex is funded by the
Farmers Home Administration and
managed by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more informa-
Nice one, two & three bedroom
apartments. Ceri. h&a, 'tove & 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.' tfe 7/1

Duren at 229-6031 and leave mes-
sage. .. : ::'-' tfc 7/1
Warehouses. small and large.
some with office, suitable for small
business. 229-6200. tfc 7/1
No need for wet carpets.' 'Dry
clean them with, HOST. Use rooms
right away. ,Rent machine. St. .Joe
Furniture. 227-1251. thru' 12/92
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. Ifc 7/ 1

* Large 2 bdrm., house,. stove & re-
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove
S& 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 &
Sair, washer/dryer hook-up. ,
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.

you are interested in joining a local
fantasy football league. please call
Cliff at 229-2652 after 5 p.m.
.2tc 7/22

'FREE to a good home., One year'
old gray female cat. prefers older per-
son. Cute black & white female kitten.
wonderful disposition. Call 229-8997.
ask for Trista. or see at 162 IA Monu- .
ment Avenue after 6:00 p.m.
Two AKC registered English bull-
dogs, one male, one female. Call 229-
6664. 2tc 7/22

Looking for a CAT FLEA SHAM-
POO that kills quicker and lasts long-
DEN, 229-2727 about HAPPY JACK
Biodegradable. lOtc 6/3

A very dependable babysitter
needed for 2 1/2 year old, prefer in
St. Joe or Highland View area. Call
229-8751 and please, leave 'name,
phone number,' if no one home.
S Itp 7/29
Waitress and part-time bar ten-
der. Apply in person after 3 p.m. CDT.
Top of the Gulf Restaurant. Mexico
Beach. 2tc 7/29
Hair dresser. eager, willing to
Work Saturdays. some late evenings.
Lazy, undependable people need not
apply. Call 229-8622 for appflt.
lte 7/29
The Gulf County School Board
has four vacancies: Pos. #1. School
Food Cashier, Port St. Joe. Elemen-
tary School: Pos. #2, School Food
Service Worker at Worker at WewahitchkaHigh
School; Pos. #3,. School Food Ser-
vice Worker at Wewahltchka High
School Wewahitchka Elementary
School; Pos. #4. School Food Ser-
vice Worker at Port St. Joe High
School. Salary range is by approved
salary schedule. Applications will be
accepted beginning Monday. Aug. 2,
1993. through Friday, Aug. 6. 1993.
Written application form or transfer
request Is required.
Contact Chris Earley, Cboid. of
Operations. Gulf County 'School'
Board.Bus Barn Port St' Joe High
School, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Tele-
phone: (904) 227-1204 or (904) 229-
8251. Applications may be picked up
at the Bus Barn behind Port St. Joe
High School or Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School.
Transfer 'request from present
employees will be given first consider-
The Gulf County School Board
is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Itc 7/29

Wewahltchka: Huge multi-family *
yard sale, Saturday 8:00 1:00. Lots
of clothes 6X and up, furniture. wall.-
paper, household items and much
more.I'l mile south on Hwy. 71 and
turn at the white fence (Branch's).
I.p 7/29
Moving Sale: Chairs. beds. appli-
ances & more. Everything must go.
229-2561. Loveseat and chair. $100.
side-by-side fridge, 100. 1 29

Friday and Saturday, 2-family
garage sale, nice clothes, baby items.
toys & furniture; 8:00 2:00. 322 and
324 Beacon Road. Gulfaire.
ltp 7/29

3 family yard sale: 2 twin beds.
fame. headboard & mattress. sofa &
loveseat. 2 bikes, lots 6f misc. 136 Ca-
nal St..' Saturday. July 31. 7 a.m.
SItc 7/29

2 family sale:. Friday and Satur-
day. July 30 7 31. 8:00 a.m. 2:00
p.m. 321 Beacon Rd.. Gulfaire. Livign
room furniture, lamps. tables, dirdng
set, carpeting. mini blinds, curtains.
bespread. CB, girls' clothes,. tys,
books, craft supplies, much misc.
Garage Sale: Saturday. July ,3,1,
8 a.m. 2 p.m. 418 Rexas Drive. Mex-
ico Beach (off 15th St.) all kinds of
different goodies. Stop by and take a
book. Itc 7/29
Garage Sale: Rain cancels. Chil-
dren's clothes & misc. 2003 Palm.
Blvd. Itc 7/29
Yard Sale. 1005 Alarvtn Avenuq,,
odds & ends, clothes, twin bed, bike,
b&w TV, etc. Saturday. 8:30 10:30
a.m ... p 7/29,


r '" *' ,- '' '
Alexandra B. Ouellette
Personal Touch Home Care
Care provided to one patient at
a time Minimum regular in-honme
visit 3 hours approved by most in-
surance companies references
Days (904) 229-2748 Even-
ings (904), 227-1859. tf7/'
:' tfc 7/1

THE HOUSE, 'an adult day care
by the day or the hour. 647-5382.
Sic 7/1,

4 Port St. Joe Lodge No. 11
Reg. Stated Communication
S1st and 3rd Thursday of each .
month. 8:00 p.m., Masonic Hall, 214
Reid Ave.
Donald Scott, W.M.
Fred Nehrings, Sec.
Wewahitchka (904) 827-2903
Port St Joe 24 hr. service
A/C and Refrigeration, Repair & Service
Restaurant & Bar Equipment. Appliances
; License #RA0066292 Insured
-' Free Estimates de 7/1

:AGift Shop for
CHILDREN of all Ages
Books Toys etc.,
My Very Own Book
528 6th St. Phone 227-1636
S" -,M. 7/1


3000 PSI Capability
'*R.V.'s BOATS
"Clean Before You Paint"
(904) 229-8190
-" .Call Antyime
tfo 78

Port St. Joe Serenity Group
.Open Meeting:Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 4:00 p.m. & Tues., 8:00 p.m.
All meetings at St. James
Episcopal Church. all times eastern

Independent Sales Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 2294460 tfc 7/1

Grass Cutting, Weed Eating,
Raking, Trash Hauled Off,
Car Cleaning, etc.
Free Estimates
Call 227-7474 .- etp
or 227-7599 after 4:30 p.m. 7/'

Backhoe work, dozer work, root
roke, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box AIC, Port St. Joe'
Phone 229-6018
~: ~' -. ,*f' ffc7/1

We Buy, Pawn, Sell 'or Trade

Indian Swamp Campground
Hwy. C-387. Howard Creek

LAWYER 1-265-4794
26 Years of Experience'
Worker's Compensation
Occupational Diseases, .
Injuries and Accidents.
No charge for first conference., ,
7229 Deer Haven Road, P.C., :tM'

phone 639-5157
LAIRIINS' PalntUn & FPressure Cleaning
Let Us Do Your Dirt Work
PL. O. Box 1023 *Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Marvin Larkins 7/15

Maddox Construction Company
N H Rm G 0062723 Mobile Phone 227-5100
New Homes:
Additions & Remodeling WE BUILD TO LAST
All Your Building Needs A LIFETIME!
For Free Estimates, Call 229-8050 tf7/

Shingles N
Re-Roofing Free Estimates

Lic. #RC0066504

.tr "The Beaches"
Eddie "Smarter Than Water? tfc7;'o Lydia

Play BINGO every Thursday night.
Cash Prizes with a $250 game each
Thursday. Games will continue
throughout the Summer Months.
Next Post meeting will be Sept. 13th
at 8 o'clock in the post home. 3rd St.
_--^ "'rllin** c Aw tt' 711 ,
All Type Electrical Wotk
24 Hr. Service
uc. NER0013168 INSURED

T.L.C. Lawn Service
All Ty"pes of Yard Work
Mowing, Raking, Trimming,
Weeding, Clean Outs
and Roof Sweeping. '
Reasonable Monthly or
Seasonal Rates Available.
Call 229-6435 ifc7/1

service now offered by
'"" ,' -fc7/i ,

All Types Roofing
30 years experience
Lic. #RB0030039. RC 0038936
"WVhere Quality Is Higher
Than Price"
229-8631 d c7/i

Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
(904) 229-8581
d f 7/1 ,

Wauneta's Accounting
& Income Tax

Wauneta Brewer St. Joe Beach

I sell Watkins' Products. Quali-
ty since, 1868. For information call
.227-1635. 4tp,7/8

Save on Your
Mitchell Williams
Callaway/Panama City
"':t ,- c7/1

5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. ,,227-2112
Mini' s
Warehouses -

29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks Body
& Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Sfc 7/1

Major Appliance Repair 'David Kennedy,

Air Cond., Refrigeration, ,
Ice Machines, Washing Machines,
Dishwasher, Etc......
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456

,Good Work Doesn't Cost, It Pays : 904-227-1675
ST. JOE ': 904-229-8656 tdc7/y
Bush Chipping, Stump Grinding
INSURED St. Joe Rent-All, I1c.I
Rt. 2 Box 73D Port St. Joe, .
MIKE CARROLL Small Engine RepairsI
tic 7/ .Factory Warranty Center
tf 7/

Weedeaters a
Chain saws
Pumps ,I
Engine Sales -'




706 1st St.-St. Joe
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706 1st St;


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SHarmon's Heavy Equipment Co.

Specializing In Black Top Soil (
648-8924 or 648-5767 if no answer ac1

LIC # RF0051042
ER 00116,18 '

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA tfc 7/ 904/229-6821


-St. Joe-Rental-llnc.
-" 7d. d66'First Street
Port St. Joe 227-2112
uc 7/1

All Forms of Insurance
322 Reid Ave.. Port St. Joe
Phone 229-8899
.. tfc7/

tic 7/1

Small Engine Repair

* Lawn Mowers
Weed Eaters *-
Chain Saws
e Generators ,

328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe 7/

Serving All of Gulf County Free Estimates,
Plumbing Contractor Licensed and Inisdred





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Part-tme prop shop attendant.
Golf knowledge helpful. Will train
qualified applicant. Apply in person at
St. Joseph's Bay Country Club. .
3tc 7/29
Wellsprings Home Health Care
taking applications for LPN nurses in
the Wewahltchka area. Call 904-653-
8870. tfc 7/22
Now taking applications for night
time cooks, experience preferred. Tyr-
ee's Restaurant, call 639-5888.
tfc 7/22

Nursing assistant posiLions avail4
able. Training for certification provid-
ed. CNA positions also available. Ap-'
ply in person. Bay SL Joseph Care
Center. tfc 7/1

Assorted base-, foot-, and basket-
ball rookie cards from 1987-92. Also
1981 Rickey Henderson. Less than
Beckett prices. Call 229-6808 M-F af-
ter 5. all day Sit. & Sun, and ask for
Randy. Itp 7/29
Recliner, taupe in color, needs
cleaning, $35. 229-8649.
Two twin beds, other items. Call
648-8157. ltp 7/29
King. size semi-waveless wa-
terbed., bookcase headboard with
drawer underneath. $250. Call 229-
2752. ,, lte7/29

Commodore 64k computer., in-
cludes nice wooden desk, keyboard,.
monitor, disk drive, several games.
For more information call 229-6671.
3tp 7/29
Lose weight or maintain your
ideal weight healthfully. Distributors
needed or distributorships available.
Call 205-837-6897 evenings.
Itc 7/29
Artley flute. $250. Call 229-6994.
2tc 7/29
Kenmore sewing machine in nice
cabinet, lots of decorative stitches
that are easy to use. Condition as
new. Asking $250. Call 647-8726.
Itc 7/29
S ofa $75; swivel wicker chair
$15;'baby swing $15: baby car seat
$15; console-TV (works) $100. Call
229-8474 obo. Itc 7/29

Milton piano, mirror at top. $500
firm. Call 827-1838. ltc 7/29
polish cars, trucks, vans, boats, mo-
tor homes & 18-wheelers. No job too
big or small. Just give us a call,.we
shine 'em all. Reasonable rates,
friendly service. For more information
call 229-6769, ask for Larry or Ann
Lee. 2tp 7/22
Home or business. No travel ser-
vice charges for local jobs. Reasonable
rates. Call 227-1702 Monday Thurs-
day after 5 PM. "Only Your Window
Man Knows for Sure'. Itinerant Mainte-
nance Ucense #92409 4tp 7/15
Y: our trees are worth money to
you and me. Small and large lot
clearing. Mike Carroll, 647-8070.,
tfc 7/15

Cypress swings. chairs, etc. Also
22' travel trailer, self-contained, air,
etc. See at Cantley's Bargain Barn,
Hwy. 71 S., Wewahitchka (6 miles
south ofWewa). tfc 7/8
Travel trailers, 23' Chateau,
bunk beds, full shower, lots of cabinet
space, new floor; $1,800, both sleep
4. Call 229-6664. 4tc 7/8
Small repairs on houses, lawn
maintenance, painting & trim,
work. Call Billy at 227-1688.
S thru July
nights. underbookedl Must Selli
$279/couple. Limited tickets. (407)
767-8100 ext. 2269, Mon. Sat.. 9
a.m. 10 p.m. 4tp 7/8

1986 14'x65' Northriver mobile,
. home, 2 bdrm.. 2 full baths. iv. rm. &,
kitchen w/pantry washroom. Total
gas stove, oven. heat & air condition-
er. refrig., new carpet 'throughout
trailer, 8'x30' deck on front, great
condition. Assume payoff. For more
information call 647-8383.
4tp 7/22
Computerized exercise bike with
challenge course & record program.
Great shape. Barely used. New $599.
asking $350 obo. 227-1467 after 6
'p.m. tfc 7/1
Cooper's Welding, aluminum
boat & trailer repairs of all types &
metal fabrications. 886 Hayes Ave.,
H.V. Call 229-2775. 4tp 8/6
Attention Attention Atten-
tion: Lawn service & tractor work. B
& J Enterprise. reasonable rates. Call
827-2805 or 827-2876. 52tp 1/7

Port St. Joe Western Auto now
honoring entire Panama City West-
ern Auto company store advertised
sale prices. 227-1105, 219 Reid
Ave. tfc 7/1
Western Auto Special. Computer
spin balance 4 tires and tire rotation.
$19.95. 227-1105. tfc7/,1
Electrolux and all other vacu-
ums, repairs and sales, bags, any-
thing for any vacuum and any central
built-in vac's. Callaway Vacuum, 'lyn-
dall Parkway, near Hwy. 22, Panama
City, FL 32404. 763-7443.
pd. thru 9/1/93
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 TOO! 227-1105.
tfc 7/1
FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage and envelope supplied.
Send request to Bible Study, P. 0.
Box 758. Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
tfc 7/1

S ~ A

2 bdrm. trailer for sale at Howard
Creek. with roof over and 700 sq. ft.
addition partially completed. Septic
tank, storage shed & fenced 1/2 acre.
$22,000. Call 827-6019. tfc 7/22
5 acres (2 1/2 cleared) with 1991
14'x52' mobile home. 240' well,
12'x18' workshop, fruit trees,: Stone-
mill Creek, $39,500. Call 639-5686.,
4tp 7/22

For Sale by Owner: 3 bedroom
home on Ig. lot, ch&a, ceiling fans.
matching 12'x20' storage bldg., and
and privacy fence in back yard plus
more. Assumable mortgage. Seen
by appointment only. 408 Sixth St.
Highland View. 229-8806.
4tc 7/22
2 bedroom, I bath house on 1/2
acre lot. 7 miles north of Oversteet
Call 648-8433. 4tc 7/15
For sale by owner: 3 bedroom, 2
bath home, 1312 Marvin Ave. Cen.
h&a. Call 227-1848. 2tp 7/22
3 bedroom. 1 bath. cen. h&a.
quiet neighborhood, 1 block from
beach, comer of Americus & Magel-
lan, St. Joe Beach. $29,000. Call 229-
:2572. 4tp 7/22



CHERYL SUMMERS, Broker/President DICK KALEY, Sales Associate

HC 1, BOX 210

Bus. (904) 227-1892
(800) 261-1892
FAX (904) 227-3107


SANDBAR BAY: Peaceful and private; 2 BR/2 BA; only 1
year old; berber carpeting; Lady Kenmore white on white
appliances; adjoins St. Joe State Park; flexible terms; $79,900.

BARRIER DUNES Townhouse: Sun drenched white sands, sparkling Gulf
waters; 2 BR/2 BA furnished; assumable mortgage. All this and a snuggle-up
fireplace for only $118,900.

SAND BLAS VILLAS: Sun rises on your back doorand sets on your front deck. 2
BR / 2 BA Gulf Front cottage, furnished, special financing available. Only $99,500.

GULFAIRE: Executive Home, lush landscaping; ideal home for lavish entertaining;
3 BR / 2 BA, gourmet kitchen. Add a serene view of the Gulf. All yours for

SEACLIFFS CONDOS: Large 3 BR / 2 1/2 BA GULF FONT units; furnished and
unfurnished; 3 decks overlooking shimmering white sands and Gulf. $115,000.


ST. JOE BAY: 102' x 600' (appro);, $12,000 assumable
loan, flexible on balance after 20% down. A great homesite
for$39,900. ,

SAN BLAS PLANTATION: Gulf view and interior lots;
paved streets; underground utilities; 8 lots, and all for
$60,000. .

GULF Frontage to C30E: 110'x800' (approx.); lovely
white sand beach; majestic sand dunes. $135,000.

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3 BR, 1 ba, brick home on
75'lS80' lot. New roof, central
heat & ac. 20'z24' workshop.
very nice. Call for an appt.
227-1795. tfc 7/22

Sit 72W

Experienced with references:-
.*ompur,. bookkeeper, tax return.
payroll amd'more. 229-6543. '
S.. tfc 7/1

Barrier Dunes -

Sea Cliffs -

San Bias Plantation-

Secluded Dunes -

Gulf Front Lots -

Nice one and a half lots on Monu-
ment Avenue. 227-1647. tfc 7/1.
Comer lot for sale, cleared with
Septic tank. Comer of Alabama & Co-
lumbus St., St. Joe Beach. Call 229-
* 6666. tfc 7/1
S 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, garage,
.;double carport, appliances, cen. h&a,
on 3 1/2 city lots with large barn, 602
17th St. 229-8372 after 3:30.
tfc 7/1
1/2 acre lot with septic tank,
'$9,500. Overstreet Rqad. Owner fi-
nancing, 227-2020, ask for Billy.
tfc 7/1

Remodeled 3 bdrm., 1 ba. brick
home, new cen.a&h, water heater &
roof, all appliances, spac. kitchen &
dining rm., privacy fence, sun deck &
workshop, etc. on Ig. lot. Energy ef-
pcent, $53,000. Call 648-8215 or 227-,
1501 or Tom Todd Realty, Inc.
S.tic 7/1
2.73 acres at Sunshine Farms.
Overstreet. Partially cleared comer
acreage. $15.000 negotiable. Call B.
Given, 227-1467 after 6 p.m.
tfc 7/,l
Country living overlooking We-
tappo Creek, 3 bdrm;., 2 ba. 1500 sq.
ft living space, 26'x56' mobile home,
15x26' grand room. ch&a, fireplace, 2
car garage. 2 util. bldg.. 2 covered
porches, one 14'x26' open deck.
awimmihg pool w/privacy fence.
beautiful landscaped on two 1/2 acre,
lots with c/1 fence. 856.500. Call 648-
5323 for appL tfc 7/1
5ix150 lot w/2 BR, 14x60 MH
and all improvements. $21.500.
*Americus St., St. Joe Beach. Financ-
ing Available. Call'648-5323. ,
tfc 7/1
Road. 1 mile off Overstreet Road. 9
miles south of Wewa. Owner financ-
ing. Call 229-6961. tfc 7/1

S.R. 1,Box223
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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CASE NO. 93-2057
IN RE: The adoption of.
a minor child
Last known address: 906 Long Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
for Adoption of the above-named minor child has
been fied against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to It
onANDRA G. ATKIN. ESQ., 405 Oak Avenue,
Panama City, FL 32401, Petitioners' Attorney on
or before August 5, 1993, and fie the original with
the clerk of this court either before service on
plaintiffs attorney or Immediately thereafter oth-
erwise a default will be entered against you or the
relief demanded in the Petition.
DATED ths 23 day of June, 1993.
Clerk'of the Court
/a/Pam M. Lopaer. Depury Clerk
Publish July 5.22. 29 and August 5, 1993.

BED NO. 0293-84
The Board of County Commissloners of Gulf
County. Florida, will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation Interested in sell-
ing the County the following described personal
From any Licensed Contractor Interest-
ed In constructing a 30 x 50' concrete
floor/metal building at the Gulf Count
Courthouse. Speciications may be ob-
tatned at the Gulf County Building De-
parmient,. Monday thru Friday. 8:00
am.- 12.00 p.m. and 1:00 5-00 p.m..
EDT. Successful bidder must meet lI-
censed and insurance requirements of
Gulf County.
Delivery date must be specitfed
Uquidated damaged for failure to deliver
unit on speclRfied date will be set at 825.00 per
Please indicate on envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the bid
i. s for.. .. .
S "Bids will be received until 5:00 pm.. EDT.
August 10. 1993. at the Office of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court. Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth


FAX: (904) 229-6556
member of the Florida
'Associatioi of Realtors


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309 HATLEY DRIVE, Mexico Beach. 3 bedroom, 2
bath, garage, carpet/tile floors, garage, ASSUMABLE
LOAN. call for details. MAKE OFFER. $62,500.

1501 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. ONE OF THE RARITIES SINGLE
FAMILY BEACH FRONT HOME! 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, stucco,
new roof, ch/a, enclosed sunporch, $135;000.
New Mexico Drive Mexico Beach 2 large vacant lots partially
cleared zoned for houses only. $26,500 for both. -



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Over 40. luxurious townhomes to
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.A new beachfront community
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A new single family community:
beachfront and beachview lots.
' An Exclusive beachfront com-
munity surrounded by St.
Joseph State Park.
Approximately 700' x 100' front-

AG M B 7

Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The Board re-
serves the right to reject any and all bids.
/s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.. Chairman
Publish: July 29. August 5. 1993.

Thursday. August 5
10 a.m.....................Brick Home
3 BR 2 Bath, CH &A, 1800 Sq. FL
Location: 20741 First Ave.,
Laguna Beach-between ,-Back
Beach Rd. and Hwy. 98, 3-1/2 Miles
West of theY (fwy. 79).
OPEN HOUSE-Thur., July 29,
and Sun. Aug 2--6 p.m.'

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Real Estate: Vickers Hardware
Building. All Inventory. Tools.
Fixtures, MF Forklift. Nuts. Bolts.
Plumbing Fixtures, Key Machine.
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Hardware Store Items and Fixtures.
Location: On Back Beach Road
3 1/2 miles West of Hwy. 79.
Panama City Beach

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Realty and Realty, Inc.
Auction, Inc.
(205} 792-0400 (904) 482-4635
Auctioneer Gene Ludlum
FL #447 & 747

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