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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR, NUMBER 33
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1994
Firm Faces Penalty For
Failure To Complete Job
WWatkins Construction Company Faces Up To $9,000
For Delay In Finishing White City Water System
'Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cordova. dejectedly mopping up the remains of a fire in their
lean on a pick-up truck as firemen are- home on McClellan Avenue.
Home on Mcdelan
A fire erupted in the kitchen
area of the home of Louis and
Tina Cordova Thursday afternoon
around ,4:00 p.m. doing extensive'
damage' to portions of the home.
The Cordovas had been gone
_ from-home and had-'retii'e6d only
"a short utmebefore the fire broke
out. Mr. Cordova ,started to cut
the grass in his yard, when the
fire erupted In the kitchen area
on the wall just behind the refrig-
Quick action by the Port SL
Joe Volunteer Fire Department,
contained the fire damage to the
one room, but heat and water
caused most of the substantial
damage sustained by the west
side of the home.
Fire Chief John Ford said the
cause of the fire appeared to be
faulty defective electric wiring,
with the fire starting in the attic
Mr.; Cordova was slightly
overcome by smoke attempting to
put the fire out in the moments
before the Fire Department ar-
rived but did not have to have
Neighbors assisted the family
in caring for their two young
daughters and twin girls just
reaching the toddler stage.
Watkins Constuction Compa-
ny is facing penalties which the
Gulf County Commission says it
Intends to apply for being late in
completing the White City water
system project. The firm has its
time allowed by the contract, run-
ning out today but says it will be
approximately May 15, or maybe
i a few' days later before the project
have good pressure and we want
all the water that is put in the
pipe at Port. St. Joe. to get to
White City." he said. "1. personal-
ly have hauled all the drinking
water I want to and I want the
system to adequately serve our
needs," he continued.
Sewell was assured the sys-
tem already had "good pressure"
but that a 100,000 gallon pres-
sue a Ldni*'o. WUUi give IL an as-
Tuesday night, at the regular sured supply of water every day
Commission meeting, Board with plenty of pressure, when
member Michael Hammond de- completed."
dared, 'They need to know we The water system Is now
'u filly Intend to apply the penalty scheduled to be officially turned
clause, after dragging around so on sometime In late May.
with this job. At time they were
way ahead of schedule and now
they. are going to be at least 30 Many Gulf County\
days behind. According to our M y ul f ou .y
penalty schedule. they will owe families face the
us $300 for every day they fall be- fam lies
hind on completion. If the 30 day CcSS ton Of staple
estimate is correct, they will owe cfes LII ol sa l
us $9.000." foods with an an-
Hammond was upset over the .
delay on the project, which lies in nouncement this
his.. district, and seemed deter-
mined to assess the delinquent past week that the
payment against Watkins. g v rm
Paul:. Sewell. a resident of U.S. govemment is
.White City, was present asking cutting out om-
some questions about the system. u L
He said he was prompted to. ask modities in fiscal
the Board to gain information i tie8 in iscal
from residents of the community. 1
SS ell's questions were all
answered to his satisfaction. Most
6, .Of bis. concerns seemed to be NO MORE COMMODITIES?
,, water pressure arnd possi- Administrative Assistant Lar-
lA.j4 eajking lines., "We .want. to, ..',-4yWell'tolddfle Board4hle-'oflihice -.-
had been in receipt of a letter
from the federal government say-
Ing there will be no more com-
modities available for distribution
in fiscal 1995.
Wells said he had no details,
other than the letter, about the
government's intent for the pro-
gram which distributes surplus
food to qualified families every
month. "Some families depend on
these commodities to give them
an adequate diet each month,"
The county pays for the dis-
tribution, but the U. S. govern-
ment provides the food from its
surplus food storage operation.
The commodities Include such
Items as flour, corn meal, peanut
butter, butter, cheese, beans,
canned meat and other staples.
Commissioner Mike Ham-
mond made a motion that the
county divide up the duties of its
public works department Into a
Road Department and a Mosquito
Control Department. The two
county operations were placed
under one department head and
made into one operation a few
years ago, when the state of Flori-
da cut off mosquito control funds.
Road Department head, Bob Lest-
er was placed in charge.
Hammond said he felt the
two departments would function
better if they were divided.
The Board agreed to the
move, but wanted to make the di-
vorce as painless as possible, by
(See"PENAJLTY"- 'Paagd 3) "
Ready for Tupelo Festival
Unique Honey Is Inspiration for a Sweet Time Saturday
Louis Cordova is slightly overcome by smoke, [left,
above] as firemen Buddy Cumbie and Tim Hightower
prepare to enter the burning kitchen.
The honey bee will be king for a,
day Saturday in Wewahitchka as the
"City with a Heart in the Heart of the
Dead Lakes" observes its 1994 ver-
sion of the Tupelo Festival.
The festival is sponsored and
staged by the Wewahitchka Cham-
ber of Commerce with assistance
from the Gulf County Chamber. Fes-
tivities begin at 10 a.m., under the
huge spreading oaks on the shore of
Lake Alice and continues on until
3:00 p.m. in the afternoon.
Featured, other than the unique
tupelo honey, will be free biscuits
'and honey at the festival entrance.
Hourly drawings will be held to give
away free honey and T-shirts. There
will be face painting, pony rides,
arts and crafts, food, and plenty of
time to Just sit and talk. The festival
attracts some of the finest crafts to
be seen at a festival of this type.
Following the day of festivities,
the festival committee will be host-
ing a dance at the Wewahltchka
,Community Center, featuring the
musicof Charles Gaskin and "Dri-
vin' Home Country". Admission will
be $5.00 per couple or $3.00 single
in advance, $8.00 and $5.00 at the
door. Dancing will begin at 8:00
Carolyn Husband and Tamara,
Laine are general chairpersons of?
the annual spring event.
Two Busloads of Students Involved In Accident Amnesty
Two of Three Buses in Convoy Trying to Avoid Car Being Driven Erratically Day May
Three school buses loaded gellan street intersection. '85 International were owned by the Overlanders Association of Adrian, Mich. '14 i n- G u lf
vith spring breaking students When the troopers arrived '
from Michigan were Involved in a
chain reaction smash-up Friday
afternoon at 1:00: p.m., in the St.
Joe Beach area.
Only two of the buses were
involved in the crash. with the
third able to stop before it struck
one of the others. A total of 52
students were passengers. on the
two buses but Anly one minor in-
jury was reported.
Florida Highway Trooper, D..
P. Grice and Cpl. D. L. Upchurch
reported the crash was caused.by
a drunken' driver, wanted in St.
John's county on a warrant for vi-
olation of probation for reckless
driving. Ronald J. Steventon, 48,
505 Third St., Port St Joe was
charged in this accident for DUI,
driving with license suspended,
leaving the scene, and driving. on
the wrong side of the 'road.
According to the FHP officers,'
they had received reports from,
numerous motorists calling in re-
ports of a reckless or drunk driv-
er eastbound on Highway 98
toward Port St. Joe. While re-
sponding to that report, another
report was received of a crash in-
volving several buses on Highway
98 at St. Joe Beach, near the Ma-
they found the three buses in a
tangled mess, blocking the high-
way. In attempting to avoid the
erratically driving Steventon, the
lead bus in the three-vehicle con-
voy jackknifed a trailer it was tow-
ing into the path of the second
bus. The first bus suffered minor
damage to the bus and heavy
damage to the trailer. The second
bus had. severe front end damage
and had to be removed by a
Gerald Keith Stepke, 29, of
Cement City, Mich., was the driv-
er of the first buseand James Har-
ley Chadwell, 46, of Onsted,
Mich., was driver of the second
bus. Kelly Smith, 16, of Tipton,
Mich., was injured slightly.
Steventon had left the scene
of the accident and Troopers
credited the Port St. Joe Police
Department with apprehending
what was described as "the very
Troopers also gave credit to,
the Gulf County School Board for
furnishing buses to transport the
passengers of the disabled vehi-
cles on to Panama City Beach,
The two buses, an '81 and an
Student passengers of the school buses
involved in a wreck on Highway 98 Friday
afternoon mill about the scene waiting for
transportation to continue on their journey.
Van Will Collect
Joe Danford, in charge of the
county's solid waste program,
told the Gulf County Commission
Tuesday he had been able to ar-
range for an Amnesty Day to be
scheduled for Gulf County on
Saturday, May 14 here in Port St.
The Leon County hazardous
waste collection unit will be in
Gulf County on that day to accept
all items considered to be hazard-
ous to dispose of and not allowa-
ble In a normal landfill. Danford
told the Commission, "It will cost
the county $1,000 to get the unit
here, but it can be paid for out of
our solid waste grant."
Danford said the unit has a
public relations firm which takes
care of publicizing its visits.
'There will be adequate newspa-
fr advertisements, announce-
ments, flyers sent out through
the schools and other methods
used to get the word out concern-
ing the unit's visit," he said.
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, APRIL 14,1994
IT DOESN'T HURT AT ALL to finally give the Marine Fisher-
ies Commission, a "huzzah" or two, praising them for their deci-
sion in the hearing last Wednesday, held for the state of Florida,
but having significant effect on Gulf County in particular.
In so many cases the people of Gulf County and this newspa-
per, have had to take the MFC to taskfor-their seeming unfeel-
ing decisions which appear to be arrived at "Just because we
If they make no other decisions in their tenure of office, the
Commission made at least one decision designed to help the ave-
nue they are concerned with and still show a little concern for
the people they are charged to serve.
THE SOLUTION designed. for an attempt at rejuvenating.
what is believed-to be a disappearing bay scallop population is
one we can live with, rather than one which has everyone gnash-
ing their teeth in consternation at the MFC.
At least, here in Gulf County, we will feel hardly any effects
from the ruling except that "serious" scallop hunters won't be
able to, pursue their quarry late in the year, when they are of the
From information which we have, there is no commercial -
scalloping in.the bay other than those few who huht the shell
fish' recreationally and sell .what they catch to pay for a portion
of the trip. There is no fish-for-scallops-for-a-living type opera-
tion in St. Joseph Bay. ,
WE DON'T KNOW how the people feel about the decision in
that portion of Florida south of the Suwannee River. According
to MFC there are no scallops in that part of Florida, in which
case the only thing the Commission is attempting to effectively
accomplish is to rejuvenate the population in those bays south
of the mouth of the Suwannee.
People in the southern section of-the state probably think the
whole thing is an exercise in futility, attempting to regulate
something which isn't there.
We, here in the northern portion of the state, applaud the
MFC's departure of their usual guillotine approach to any prob-
lem and-who knows-may result in our dropping the [deleted
expletive from the pronunciation of their name!
One Little Snip
SURPRISINGLY, .THE BILL TO chemically castrate rapists
convicted of the crime for the second time has met with rough
-sledding in the state Legislature this season. Senator Robert
Wexler of Bpca Raton, sponsor of the bill is having to defend his
bill almost tenaciously to even have it considered.
Senator Wexler is concerned with-the feelings of little girls
and boys and even big girls and boys, who are the victims and
potential victims of rapes. He notes that the vast majority of rap-
ists who commit this very, personal crime against another, are
free~ from their terms in prison merely to rape again.
Senator Wexler Is correct in his assumption that authorities
may not be able to prevent his first rape. and maybe not the sec-
ond, but the third rape is on their conscience. From the flack be-'
ing thrown."a4his,.proposed bill, to make mandatory the inges- -
tion, olf dain drugs which smother the sexual urge. in those-.
whp-ar prone to satisfy that urge by force, some legislators have
no feeling for the victims. ,
FROM SOME OF THE arguments the Senaitor is experienc-
ing in opposition to his bill, there are some Senators who either
have no conscience, or else they have no children; especially fe-
To argue that the bill takes "inhuman" advantage of the of-
fender, requiring him to take the drug, is to'disregard the "hu-,
.mane" treatment of his potential victims. What about them? Do
they deserve no consideration? No protection?
Senator Jim .Hargrett of Tampa. in arguing against the bill,
said. "We're talking about experimenting on human beings!" .
Well, heavens to betsy. Senator, We're also talking about sav-
ing somebody's daughter from a lifetime of mental anguish.
Which is more important to you?
AS FOR THIS WRITER, there is no contest here. Personally.
we would recommend the "Lorena Bobbit treatment" of the of-
fender as a first solution to this problem. If it were our daughter
or our grandchild who .was the victim of the crud, walking
around posing as a man. we would probably oppose the chemi-
cal version of castration, too. We would oppose it, alright, but for
a different reason than Senator Hargrett. Why opt for the chemi-
cal version of castration when you can have the real thing? You
can be SURE you "get it all" with just a little snip! :
Hunker Down with Kes
by Kesley Colbert
I'm Standing By The Phone
No warning lights .cai
No .clunking sounds. No s
ing. The engine: Jstp q
worked to' steer the po%
power steering through the
hassee traffic as we coas
ward the side of the road.
"Why are- you pulling
We're already late."
We eased to a silent st
tween the Catfish Pad ar
Notice how quickly I grasp
situation. I turned the
nothing. not even a small
or a slight grinding sou
didn't even cough,
My dad drove a truck
living. My older brother is a car
nut. My little brother used to take
that '56 Chevy engine apart and
.i put It back together just to have
something to do on Saturday
mornings. I've got cousins who
own garages and race on the
weekends. My mother once dated
ne on. n-Bert Freeman, who was a close
putter- personal friend of Hooker Hood
quit. I and Fireball'Roberts....
werless I don't know didley about au-
Talla- tomoblles. Never had to-David
ted to--. Mark always fixed 'em for me.
"Kesley, aren't you going to
over? get out and look?"
She just said that to hurt my
top be- feelings.
nd the "I think from the distinct and
unusual way we experienced
'.'rong." complete shut down, it would
)ed the have to be a malfunction of the
key-, four speed, double beveled edge,
clank rear view finder winder, carbure-
nd. It tor cable holder adjustor knob."
"Let's get out .and look." .I
in- reckon she didn't agree with my
for a Ipralsed the hood. The cap
was off the batter', smoke was
rolling out of those litUe holes.
some kind of liquid stuff had run
out everywhere, and the whole
front end smelled like rotten eggs.
I weaved my way through the
motorcycles and the black leather
jackets and asked if their me-
chanic could just.come and "take
a 10ok". He was friendly and nice
as he peered under my hood.
"It's your battery."
I thanked Sherlock while Ca-
Sthy stood out by the road looking
for Shirley and Willie. Hopefully,,
they were running late and would
still be behind-
They saw Cathy. and were
.pulling over even before -she
waved. "Car trouble? Hop in.
We'll go to the .game and worry
about your van later." Bless ole-
Willie's .heart. He had his priori-
I don't remember much about
the baseball game except my
youngest son wanted to ride back
home with us afterwards. "Son.
we ain't sure we've got a ride
back. You get on the bus."
I stood by the front end and
tried to look like I might know
something, while Willie examined
the situation. He and Shirley
were kind enough to drive us to
the nearest store that sold batter-
Willie got the new one put in
and it turned that motor over just
.like it is supposed to-but the car
didn't start. '1 bet you when the
. battery went it blew a fuse or
knocked, something out in 'the
central computer." Willie went to
checking fuses. I was tryingto re-
member if David Mark ever men-
tioned the central computer on-
that '56 Chevy.
Two hours-and a trip to the
Only auto parts store that was
open in the whole town-later, we
still didn't,have.a clue.,
Let's eat. I think better on a
full stomach." I told you Willie is
a man of impeccable priorities.
We adjourned over to the Catfish
(See KESLEY- Page 3)
Conclusion; Tie isn't Speeding by Faster, I'm Getting Slower
I HAD A BIRTHDAY a couple
of weeks ago, on March 20 and
I'm just getting around to using it
as the subject for this blurb..It
isn't that subjects just jump up
and command space in this re-
markable newspaper. It's just
that I simply haven't gotten
around to it.
A few years back, Wayne Tay-
lor presented me with a 'round
tuit' which was created to take
-care of the matter in a person's
life they just couldn't seem to get
; I don't know how familiar you
are-with Wayne's method of bud-
geting his time, but. I know, all
right Wayne has ,a rough time
getting around to anything., I'm
just teasing about his ability to
get around to tending to things-
especially important things, such
as taking the time to go fishing,
watch a ball game, take a trip or
some such activity.
Wayne had a supply of
"round tuits" at one point in time.
I give the old boy credit: he wasn't
selfish with them 'at all. He
shared with nme and parted with
one of his precious "round tuits".
I. seem to have lost it,- however.
since I can no longer get-around
:'to anything anymore.
ALONG WITH THIS birthday,
came a realization that I'm begin-
Sning to get old ,
My kids,' my grandkids and
my relatives were kind enough to
remind me of that fact by sending
not-so-subtle birthday cards car-
rying the message that the hill
has been crested and I'm in a free
fall down the other side.
One card acknowledged that I
was in pretty .good shape for the
shape I was in. Another comisser-
ated with me over the fact that
-my get-up-and-go has got up and,
gone.; But those feeble attempts
at aging humor merely fetched a.
chuckle because I still have hair
[not much, but some], I still have
most of my teeth; I can still see; I
By Wesley Ramsey
don't have a delicate stomach and
my feet aren't flat.
SUDDENLY, LAST WEEK, I
solved one of the most perplexing
riddles which bothers those who
are long.in the tooth.
Somebody reminded me that
time was fleeting by; that one
hardly has time to do what he
wants anymore, becuase the time
gets by before one realizes it.
S And, that's the truth! It
seems there's not enough time in
the day, or days in the week to
get much accomplished.
Dick Lamberson told me at
Rouaiy Club last week that time
seems to be galloping by. "Why,
we just got through with Christ-
mas and here .one-fourth of the
year is gone by already," he said.
Dick is bothered by that old
"time is fleeting" syndrome, too.
Well, it hit me like a ton of-
bricks. Time isn't fleeing by like
. the speed of light! It just seems.
; to, because by the time you reach
my age, you are moving at the
speed of a herd of turtles! .
Everything is relative, you
know. Didn't Albert. Einstein
prove that at some po-int in time?
I think he did and -even came up ,
with an equation explaining his
theory of relativity. .
So that's what's happening.
Time, I have concluded, is moving
at the same speed. It's ME -that
has slowed down!
BUT NOT AS MUCH as-, a
book I received from Alden Farris
entitled,, "Over The, Hill". Alden
prepared me a personalized book,
which told the story of getting .old
and the consequences thereof.
It was full of cliches such as:
"getting to the age where I look
forward to an exciting evening,
napping in my easy chair".
- 'You're getting better, not older".
Better at what? "Forgetting a
name, but remembering a face
forever." Things like that.
Most of the things I received.
on my birthday seemed designed,
particularly to embarias me.
But I wasri't embarrassed. I
forget what I'want and remember
what I want-. I take a nap in front
of the TV if I want and I stay
awake if I want. I "hear" what I
want and ignore that which
doesn't interest me [although
Frenchie reminds me more and
more that sometimes I don't hear
something well enough to decide
whether or not I want to ignore
ONE THING I particularly
like about getting old, is, not hav-
ing to- experience the alternative if
one doesn't. I also particularly
like taking my time ifI Idon't feel'
like rushing, and I have a built-in
excuse. I also like having a free
lifetime fishing and hunting li-
cense; for those infrequent times
when I night forget to purchase
I don't like the growing phar-
- macy bill which c6ines along with
growing old. Nor do I like the
aches or pains, but I suppose
they come with the territory. You
need- something to keep remind-
ing you of how much fun you're
St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
, '. April 15 1:36 p.m. H 1.4 12:22 a.m. L '-0.1
" ', '. April .16 2:21 p.m. H 1.4
April 17 12:15 a.m. L -0.1 3:10 p.m. H 1.4
SApril 18 2:05 a.m. L -0.1 4:03 p.m. H 1.3
April 19 2:49 a.m. L 0.0 5:04 p.m. H 1.2
April 20 3:24 a.m. L .0.1 6:21 p.m. H 1.0
April 21 3:44 a.m. 0.3 8:22 p.m. H 0.8
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Commodities to be Given Away
Next Week, April 19 in Port St. Joe; April 21 in Wewahitchka
Several months ago, I wrote an article about my childhood
friend, Albert Bass, who unexpectedly dropped in on me for a short
visit. I; hadn't seen hair-nor-hide of him in over 25 years.
For those of you who missed the article or started, reading it
and decided to read the want ads Instead, I stated that Albert and I
were almost "blood brothers" and that we were almost kin-folks be-
cause we lived in the same neck of the woods. Remember, I said Al-
bert, my cousin and best childhood friend, Denver Colorado Bodie,
and I often ran together and for several years camped out at Sandy-
Landy, our favorite swimming' hole.
If you remember-or if you don't, as I suspect many of you
won't-I stated in the article that Albert and Denver taught me how
to smoke cigarettes, cigars, the pipe, and rabbit tobacco. I also stat-
ed that they.were responsible for my learning how.to "cuss" things
and people. Or to use cuss words in a casual sort of way, like say-
ing something like, "By golly, it's a *t%# nice day to be camping!"
you khow, grown-up talk.
Well, I never thought another word about it up until about.
three weeks ago. Here's what. happened.
My wife and I had to go to Ft. Walton Beach on business. We
left thinking about getting a room wherwe arrived and not thinking
about it being the first week of Spring Break. When we arrived in
Ft. Walton Beach and stopped at about six motels and asked for
O rooms, they laughed us out of town; all the way to Pensacola. And
not Pensacola by the beach, but North Pensacola.
After we arrived and checked in the motel, we decided to ride
around and marvel at the-changes that had taken place in the area.
I was born and raised there and after we were married we lived
there for a short and enjoyable time.
Our sight-seeing trip soon led us in the direction of Milton,
Florida, a small but thriving town just northeast of Pensacola in
Santa Rosa Caunty;
As we approached the 'Milton city limits I suddenly thought
about Denver. I hadn't seen him since Uncle Comer's funeral and
didn't have time to visit with him then. Before that it had been
Suddenly all those fond memories of childhood came rushing
back and they almost brought tears to my eyes. "Why don't we stop
and call Denver and if he's home, stop by for a short visit?" I asked
my wife. She said that it was fine with her.
I called and Denver's wife.Mary, answered the phone. Could we
come over? Why they would beat us to death if we didn't, she said.
I knew something was wrong when we walked through the
door. Denver stood looking at me and when I extended my hand for
a handshake, he brushed it aside and grabbed me in a bear-hold
-hug. "How ya doing cus?" I said as the pressure of his hug became
more binding. "Not worth a good *$&$@%$#!"he said as quietly as -
he could. "What's all this $%/* I hear about you writing about me
in that paper?"
"Ohl" I said surprised that he knew about it. "I didn't really
mean that about you teaching me how to smoke and cuss. All I did
was embellish our childhood exploits a little."
"Well," he said, turning me loose and backing off with a smile
on his face, "the next time get it right. You're the one who taught
me all that stuff."
"I damn sure did!' I said. It was 'then I began to wonder what
the truth really was. Probably a little of both. "
Old Man Time has a way of malkng the water muddy, doesn't
' .. --' -;'.
Ke-sley from Page 2
Pad. have to look at his fingernails. He
Shirley suggested a mechanic qualified.
and possibly a tow truck. We "Drew P., what do you
found the number for the mobile think?"
mechanic and gave him a call. "I think it will have to be
His answering machine Informed checked with a mechanic."
us that he was away from the "They've got a mechanic that
phone but if we'd leave our num- and check the brain?" Cathy was
ber. he'd get back with us, provid-' fascinated.
ing it was before 5 o'clock. The Drew P. smiled and contin-
phone booth in front of the Cat- *ued, "I don't work on them my-
fish Pad didn't have a number self, but I've got a friend who has
and it was 4:52. a garage. And I know a guy who.
Sherlock told us: earlier that has got a tow truck...." -
most everything shuts down in Willie loaned Drew a quarter
Tallahassee on Saturday after- so he could call Irv about the tow
noons. He wasn't whistling Dixie. truck.
We couldn't find an open garage.- It's close to dark. We've been
cars sped past oblivious to our here all day. I was ready for any
plight, it was 'getting. late early, solution. Bless ole Willie and
and I had a sneaking suspicion Shirley, I'll never be able to repay
that the mobile mechanic them. ... ..
wouldn't a'called us back if we'd "Irv said he'd come.'
a'had a number to leave. "Great, here's my phone
'Ya'll need help?" A young number. Call me when you find
man hopped out of an old, old car out something. And thanks."
and stuck his head under the 'Ya'll not going to wait for
hood. Man, I thought., if he can .rv?" ,
keep that old thing running- We were near 'bout back to
why, getting mine started ought' Hosford When Shirley asked, "Did
to be a snap. anyone get Drew P.'s last name?"
He fiddled awhile, did some- "Aw, he seemed O.K." I
thing with a test light and an- agreed with Willie.
nounced, "I think the brain has I'm not worried. But that was
* shut down." 'five days ago. I'm sure that Drew
That woke Cathy up. "Brain? is going to call any time now.
I didn't know my van had a Of course, I did buy a Talla-
brain.",- hassee paper this morning and
Drew P., "as his friends call check the classifieds. Just want-
him", had grease on the back of ed to make sure no white Dodge
his white t-shirt. I didn't even van was for sale with an ad read-
For Take Out Orders, Call 227-1670
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Tuesday- Thursday: noon 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: noon 9 p.m.
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Enjoy the best from St. Joseph Bay.
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(ON C-30 SOUTH OF PORT ST. JOE)
U.S.D.A. commodities will be
distributed in Gulf County on
April 19th & 21st to those who
are eligible. Eligibility is based on
total household income not in ex-
cess of the state-established max-
imum percentage of the poverty
line for the appropriate house-
hold size. Recipients will receive
two (2) months commodities on
these dates, .therefore it is very
important that everyone bring a
bag or box.
The distribution will take,
place in Port St. Joe and Wewa-
hitchka at the Senior Citizen's
Buildings. The distribution in
Port St. Joe will be on Tuesday,
April 19, from 1-3 p.m. ET and
the distribution .in Wewa will be
on Thursday, April 21 from 12-2
p.m. CT. Recipients must have a
'current commodity card to re-
cqive their commodities. There
will be no registration at the dis-
tribution centers. If anyone has '
'questions concerning their eligi-
bility, they should call 227-1735,
-639-5068, or come by the com-
modity office in the Gulf County,
Courthouse prior to these dates. ,
Wewahitchka residents may come
to the Old Courthouse on
Wednesday, April 20, from 12:30-
4:30 p.m. CT to certify for com-
modities. To certify or recertify,
you will need to bring proof of in-
come or food stamp papers:
Acceptance and participation
in the program is the same for
everyone without regard to race,
color, national origin, age, sex, or
Membersof the St. James' Episcopal Church showed off their new facilities with an Open House
this past Sunday afternoon. In the photograph above, people enjoy refreshments in the new fellowship
hall of the church, located on the corner of Marvin Avenue and 22nd Street. The inside front of the
'new sanctuary is shown below.
SPenalty. From Page 1
drawing up rules and regulations
for use of equipment across re-
Along these lines, Commis-
sioner Jesse Armstrong made a
motion that county employees be
allowed "to stop as many times a
day as necessary, without report-
ing to their supervisor, to use the
rest room, stop at a store for a
cold drink, take a smoke, etc."
' Chairman Yeager arnd Com-
missioner Traylor argued, vainly
In opposition to the ruling, but
lost on the vote, by a three to two
In other items of -business,
ing "see Irv or Drew P, for a red
Cathy. & Kesley
P.S. In case you've misplaced it,
-Agreed to help the South
Gulf Beaches Fire Department
purchase a fire truck at a bid
price of $45,000.
-Named Bo Williams as di-
rector of administering: the
county's SHIP program, giving
him $5,000 extra to handle the
duties. Williams already serves as
Veterans Service Officer.
-Agreed to post all county
parks prohibiting over-night
camping or parking.
-Agreed to take legal steps
to have the abandoned trawler re-
moved from its boat basin at
White City. The boat has appar-
ently been abandoned.
Industrial Road Closed
On Tuesday, April 26, County
Road #382/Industrial Road will
be closed from 8 a.m. to approxi-
mately 5 p.m. EDT, or until re-
pairs on the railroad crossing are
U.S. Congressman Pete Peter-'
son, D-Marianna, announced re-
cently that Ken Davis, a represen-
tative from his Panama City
district ofce will visit Port St. Joe
to meet with constituents from
3:30 4:30 p.m. EDT, on. Mon-
day, April 18. in the Law Library-
at the Gulf County Courthouse..
Peterson said Davis, who will
be visiting Gulf County.monthly,
will provide information and help
to residents with questions and.
problems related to the Federal
Gets Superio,' l
For the first time in 33 years,
and only the third time in school
history, the Wewahitchka High
School Band received a superior
rating at the Florida Bandmas-
ter's Association District 2 Con-
cert Festival. By earning a.superi-
'or rating, the band has qualified
to attend State Concert Festival
in Gainesville on May 11-14. This
will be the first time in school his-
.-tory the band has attended the
State Concert Festival.
Rep. to be Here
Most Social Security business
can be handled over the phone.
You are. invited to call social se-
curity at 1-800-772-1213.
If this is not possible, you
may comet to the office located at
30 W. Government Street pana-
ma City. The office Is open Mon-
day-Friday from 8:30 a.m. 3:30
p.m. except on national holidays.
You can also meet the social se-
curity representative at the Gulf
County Courthouse in Port St.
Joe on Monday, April 18, from 11
a.m. to 12 noon EDT.
The Mexico Beach Chapter of
the AARP will meet on Friday,
April 15, at 1 p.m. CDT at the
Chamber of Commerce building.
This will be a regular business
meeting, at which the updating of
the standing rules of the Chapter
will be discussed. The program
will be .conducted by Captain
Sweet of the Marine .Patrol. With
some of the new regulations re-
garding the taking of scallops and
blue crabs, questions may be
posed to Captain Sweet as to the
effect it will have on the local peo-
ple and those visiting the area
purely to enjoy these aspects of
Everyone is invited to attend.
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THE: STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THUTRSDAY, Aprii 14, 1994
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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, April 14, 1994
Maria Sanders and Thomas Edward
Parker III Exchange Wedding Vows
Maria Sanders and Thomas
Edward Parker, III, both of Troy,
Alabama, were united in marriage
on Saturday, March 19, at Sorrell
Chapel at Troy State University in
Troy. The Rev. John Cook per-
formed the ceremony at 3 o'clock
Help Is Needed
After many inonths of plan-
ning for Project Graduation the
night is almost upon us. Port St.
Joe High School seniors wilt grad-
:'uate May 23, with the all night
party following at the Centennial
Parents, if you haven't found
i the time to assist in the past dur-
ing the planning stages, now is
the perfect time to jump in and
help. The next meeting will be
Monday evening, April 18, at 7:00
p.m. in the media center of the
school. Beginning April 25 the
meetings will be held at the Cen-
tennial Building with actual con-
struction and decoration taking
Your help is needed. Please.
* Join other parents in making sure
^ your student has a safe place to
celebrate their graduation from ,
high school. .
The Washington Improve-
,ment Group will hold its monthly
'o meeting on Thursday, April 14, at
4 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizens site.
iAll board members and interested
- citizens are urged to attend.
r :: "
Reis Carrihgton Nelson
Reis Is One!
Reis Carrington Nelson. soi
of Marshall and Melody Nelson
celebrated his first birthday or
March 19 with a Rocking Horse
party at his home.
Helping Reis celebrate hi,
special day were his friends
Kathryn and Jared Arnold, Chris
topher and Ashley Birgenheir
Ashley Lecour, Patrick and Ale.
Schell, and Zachary Smith; bij
brother Bryce: Gram and .Enr
Smith; Granddaddy and Grand
momma Nelson; Aunt Kim and
cousins Joshua and Jared Smith
"Miss Sue" Hanlon; "Miss Doris'
Demerest; and "Miss Judy" anc
Reis is the grandson of Al and
Virginia Smith, and F. F. and Lu
cille Nelson, all of Port St. Joe.
in the afternoon. Ij
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Sander-
lin of Troy. The groom's parents
are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edward
Parker, Jr.. of Port St. Joe.
Forming the back ground for
the ceremony was a large ar- .
rangement of spring flowers and
tree-branched candelabra holding
Kristi Laurence of Port St.
Joe. niece of the groom, sang
Love of a Lifetime. Tina Dunn, the
bride's sister, was maid of honor.
Flower girls were Meredith
Dunn. niece of the bride, and
Whitney Sanders, the bride's
The bride was given in mar-
riage by her sons. Walt and Will
Sanders. She wore an antique
waltz-length gown of lace and taf-
feta and carried a single magno-
Serving the groom as best
man was his father. Tom Parker.
The ring bearer was David
Greene. nephew of the bride.
Following the ceremony, a re-
ception was held at the home of
the bride's sister and brother-in-
law. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Greene. .
The dining table featured the
three-tiered bride's cake. The
groom's cake was a chocolate
confection. Both cakes were
created as a gift from Mrs. JoyI
Parker Underwood. sister of the
Dainty party foods and
punch were served throughout
the party rooms.
The couple will make their '.
home in Troy. Maria and Thomas Parker
Easy-To-Tote Cake Perfect
For Family Picnics
Family picnics are famous for food and fun. Whether your group gathers
every summer or just once every few years, a delicious spread with a special
dessert is in order .
A family favorite. Grandma's Apple-Nut Cake makes an easy to bake.a nd-
n take finale. Everyone from Uncle Al to the kids will love the tender, moist -
texture and tart apple flavor. And best of all, this cake is convenient bake J
n it ahead and it will keep for several days.
e To customize the cake just for your family, frost it with vanilla butter-,
cream icing and inscribe the family name using a round decorating tip and
s colored icing. Or, 'if you feel more creative. "draw" a family tree or picnic
,, scene with various decorating tips and icing colors.
Grandma's AppleNut Cake
x 1 cup each: granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon each: baking soda,
g firmly packed brown sugar, cinnamon
n vegetable oil 1 cup chopped nuts
- 3 eggs 1 2 cup raisins
d 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 medium apples, cored and
:; 2 teaspoons vanilla chopped (3 cups)
" Grease9 x 13 Even-Bake Sheet Pan with vegetable shortening or vegetable
d pan: spray. In large bowl, blend together sugars and oil. Add remaining
ingredients, one at a time, in order listed; mix well after each addition. Pour
. batter into pan. Bake 45 to 50 minutes at 350'F or until cake tester inserted
- in center'comes out clean. Cool on rack. If transporting, do not remove front '
pan. Decorate as desired.
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Applies to cash sales only)
Customers of First Union en-
joy.many benefits, such as their
commitment to providing the
highest level of quality customer
service and offering the best,
most innovative banking services,
designed to meet Individual fitian-'
Another part of their dcommit-
- menit is to let customers and
friends know how much they are
appreciated. They are giving a
special gift-an 8 x 10 color por-
trait of your, family.. To take ad-
vantage of this special gift, stop
by the First Union Port St. Joe of-
Appointments can be sched-
uled by calling 229-8282. Addi-
tional portraits are available for
purchase. There is no obligation
to buy anything, but free por-
traits are limited to one per fami-
DAR Will Meet
St. Joseph Bay Chapter DAR
will hold their monthly meeting at
12:00 noon. April 20th at the Port
St. Joe Garden Center.
The Good Citizenship Awards,
will be presented at this time.
During the business meeting
'there will be an election of officers
for 1994-96. -
Say You Saw
It In The Star!
Our family works hard at keeping your family
healthy. We provide you with only the best of
pharmaceuticals when you need them. You
can trust and depend upon us.
Two Pharmacists and two Pharmacy 4.
Technicians to serve you promptly.
Saveway Center Phone 227-1224
Sharon Boykins. the daugh-
ter of Robert and Dorothy Boy-
kins, will be receiving her bache-
lor of science degree. in
accounting from Bethune Cook-
man College. She will be graduat-
Ing cum laude. She is a 1990
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School. After graduation, Sharon
plans to attend Florida A&M
graduate school to major in inter-
Commencement, will be held
on Monday, April 25 at 10:00
a.m. In the Moore Gymnasium in
the campus of Bethune Cookman
College in Daytona Beach.
Need Items for
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens will be -holding a yard sale
April 21 at City Park. The sale
will last from 9 am 2 pm.
Donations are being sought
from the community to help raise
funds for the building fund. They
will be glad to pick-items up from
your home-jutst call 229-8466.
There will also be baked goods,
hot dogs, and drinks.
Please check your closets,
sheds and garages for items you
no longer need-this is a wonder-
ful way to accomplish your spring
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, PL THURSDAY, April 14, 1994 PAGE 5A
Free Inoculations Available at Health Dept.
The Gulf County Health De-
partment is joining the rest of the
nation in observing a week of em-
phasis on child vaccinations
against dangerous diseases, for
Verna Mathes, Head Nurse
for the Health Department pre-
SsenteI a program to the Kiwanis
Club, which has. as its nation-
wide program this year, getting
all pre-school children in the na-
tion inoculated against such
childhood diseases as polio,
pneumonia, whooping cough,
meningitis, measles, hepatitis B,
"The reason for the emphasis
is that most all children get the
Immunizations when they enter
School, but they are largely un-
protected in the highly suscepti-
ble years prior to becoming of
school age," Mrs. Mathes said.
ALL CHILDREN ELIGIBLE
'All children are vulnerable to
the diseases and all are eligible to
receive' their Immunizations free
of charge at the Health Depart-
ment," Mrs. Mathes said.
She said the Health Depart-
ment:will be making a special em-
phasis on receiving the inocula-
tions during the week of April 23-
29. "We will probably keep the
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Health Department open a couple
of nights late during this week in
order to accommodate working
In her program, Mrs. Mathes
pointed out that unfortunately,
our nation has. become compla-
cent regarding infant immuniza-
tion and many mistakenly believe
that vaccine-preventable diseases
are no longer a threat to infants
and toddlers. This is not the case.
A study of the most recent na-
tional measles epidemic in 1989-
1990 revealed that almost half of
the cases occurred among un-
vaccinated preschool children.
National Infant Immunization
Week provides an. opportunity
for everyone to become involved
in immunizing children. Parents
and health practitioners can.
check children's immunization
records to be certain they are up-
to-date on immunizations. If chil-
dren are behind schedule for
needed immunizations, it is nev-
er too late to bring them up-to-
date. A call to a physician's office
or the local health department
will provide all the details needed
on childhood immunization.
Across the state health de-
Contribute to Scholarship Program
Billy Joe Rish (left) and Ti
County Scholarship Program.
All contributions to the Gulf Cc
Pont Foundation are used to hi
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am Gibson (center), local attorneys, have again contributed to the Gulf
Carol Cathey, chairperson, is shown accepting the $1,000 contribution.
county Scholarship Fund along with funds provided by the Jessie Ball du
elp Gulf County public school graduates further their educations.
Senior Citizens In
The staff of. the Port St. Joe
Senior Citizens will be conducting
an Outreach campaign April 28
from 9 am-2 pin in North Port St.
-The staff, along with volun-
teers, from North Port St. Joe, will
be visiting homes and discussing
the senior citizens program and
the services :available. The staff
will have I.D. badges and will
travel in pairs. A shbit question-
naire form will be used to find out
information on. the residents, of
the home. Anyone age 60 or old-,
er, or the spouse of someone 60-
years of age, is eligible for their
services. In-home services are
MSgt. G ranbeny
At Eglin AFB.
Air Force Chief Master Sgt.
Timothy Grandberry, Sr., has ar-
rived for duty at Eglin Air Force
Base in Valparaiso.
Grandberry, a' maintenance
scheduling superintendent, is the
son of Rosa L. Anthony and Rob-
ert C. Larry, Sr., both of Port St.
His wife, Pamela, is the
daughter of Betty Smith of Jamai-
ca, New York ..
Grandberry is a 1973 gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe High School.
Card of Thanks
Thank-you for your thought-
fulness during my time of illness
with cards, calls, visits, flowers,
and uplifting prayers.
, Ginger Manley
For Port St. Joe and Gulf County
Safe 'N Dry
will be opening soon at"
302 Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe.
A place to store your most sensitive business
records or personal goods.'You lock it and keep
the key! No more mildew or moisture-no more
worry about theft. Projected opening date
Mayl, 1994. *Limited Space Available!
also available to people who can't
leave home without assistance..
If you have any questions,
please call 229-8466 or.visit the
site on Avenue D In North Port St.
Fund Set Up For
There has been an account
opened at Citizens Federal Sav-
ings Bank in the name of Gloria
Fennell Griffin to accept dona-,
tions to help with the expenses
associated with receiving a liver
All donations will be greatly
Group to Meet
The Lupus Foundation Sup-
port Group. meets every third Sat-
urday of each month at St. Do-
minic's Activities Center in
The next meeting will be held
Saturday, April 16, with Dr. All-
good (Internal Medicine) from
Tyndall Air Force Base speaking
and answering questions. 0
For more information, call
229-6953 or 871-5033.
apartment are making Immuniza-
tions available at convenient
times so they may accommodate
parents' schedules. The Gulf
County Health Department is
making plans to join in this effort
to see that all parents realize,
"Before It's too Late, Vaccinate."
Cindy Judkins of the Health
Department assisted Mrs. Mathes
in presenting her program, which
Included the showing of a 15-.
minute video, which drove home
the need to vaccinate.
Guests of the club were Key
Clubbers. Elisa Eyslee, Pausha
Pendarvis, Eric Monteiro and
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will meet on April
19 at 3 p.m. EDTat the Fire Sta-
tion in Port St. Joe. All interested
:parties are encouraged to attend
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insurance. To see how much money you
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In Loving Memory Of
Shialonda Lasheka Ashi
-April 17, 1978 February 28, 1994
Shalonda, you.are still our
sweet sixteen girt.
We miss you muich
Gone, but never forgotten.
Love always ,
Dad, 'tfom, Corey, T.J.
&' TfeBolden Family
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Chess Tournament Set For April 16
The St. George Chess club in-
vites all of the Florida Panhan-
dle's chess players to the St.
George Spring Chess Tourna-
ment, set for Saturday, April 16.
at the St. George Inn on St.
George Island. Sign-in registra-
tion starts at noon EDT on the
day of the match, and competi-
tion begins at 12:30.
The tournament is sponsored
by the Forgotten Coast Theatre of
Catches Big One!
This six pound channel cat was caught by Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary student Bryan Hobbs. Sorry, guys; for obvious reasons, Bryan
isn't disclosing the exact location of his favorite fishing spot.
L. C. Davis
L. C. (Pacemaker) Davis, 66.6
of Oak Grove passed away Sun-
day afternoon in Bay Medical
Center following an extended ill-
ness. A native of Altha. he lived in
White City and Oak Grove for the
past 54 years, and was a member
of the First Baptist Church of
Port St. Joe. He served in.the U.S.
Navy during WWII and.the Kore-
an War. He. was a journeyman
carpenter and later worked for
Sylvachem Corp., retiring as a
Production Superintendent. After
his retirement, he became active
in a CB radio club. He enjoyed
CB radio and the friends he made
Survivors include his wife.
Marie Davis of Oak Grove;. two
sons.and daughters-in-law. Craig
and Karen Davis of Sulphur, LA.
and Steve and Lora Davis of Nor-'
man, OK; two grandchildren,
Kristen Davis and Kathleen Da-
vis; and one sister. Mary Lee Pitts
The funeral service was held
at 2:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday at
the First Baptist Church, con-
ducted by the, Rev. Howard
Browning and the Rev. H. R. Nab-
erhuis. Interment followed in the
family plot, Holly Hill Cemetery.
.All services were under the
'direction of the Comforter Funer-
Veto Nichols, 89, of Honey-
ville, passed away Tuesday morn-
ing in Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
following an extended illness. He
was a lifelong resident of Honey-
ville, was retired from the Gulf
County Road Department, and at-
tended Honeyville Methodist
Survivors include five sisters,
Belle Moore, Estelle Hill, Donie
Pitts. and Pearl Alexander. all of
Wewahitchka., and Roxie Handley
of California; many nieces and
nephews: and a special friend of
the family, Katherine Sullivan.
The funeral service will be
held at 3:00 p.m. CDT op Thurs-
day at the Honeyville Methodist
Church. conducted by the Rev.
Paul Belardino and David Taun-
ton. Interment will follow in the
family plot in Roberts Cemetery.
He will lie in state Thursday until
1:30 at the Comforter Funeral
.Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel. He will lie in state at the
church for one hour prior to fu-
.: All services are under the di-
rection of the Comforter Funeral
Home,. Wewahitchka Branch
Apalachicola, and coordinated by
John Walker, Brian Nash and
Jack Dakota. Innkeeper Barbara
Vail is the host.
The St. George Chess Club
plans to meet at 12 noon EDT on
the third Saturday of each month
at the St. George Inn, according
to Jack Dakota. He went on to
add, '"We hope to continue play-
ing against members of the Talla-
All parents, and guardians of
the 1994 graduating seniors are
urged to. meet on Tuesday night.
April 19, at 6:30 p.m. at WHS.
There are only about 30 days
left to plan this memorable eve-
ning and they need YOUR help.
Everyone is welcome.
The Project Grad Committee
will be cooking and serving a spa-
ghetti dinner on Thursday, April
14, from 5-7 p.m. Adult plates
are $4 and children's are $2.
Take outs are available. The
menu will include spaghetti, cole
slaw, barbecue bread. Iced tea,
and an array of homemade des-
The Overstreet Volunteer Fire
Department will be installing free
smoke alarms provided by the
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative to
any resident in the Overstreet
area. If you wish to have an
alarm installed in your home, you
may do so by calling 648-8877 to
set up an appointment.
hassee Chess Club, the Bay
County Chess club, and other
players living in the panhandle."
Framed certificates of victory
will be awarded to winners of the
novice and experienced divisions,
with each player determining by
self-appraisal which division to
enter. Competition will be gov-
erned by the standard rules of
There are no entry fees or
cash prizes. Anyone above the
age of five may participate. Com-
petitors should bring their own
chess sets, boards, and timing
devices. Quiet observers are en-
couraged to attend.
Lunch (from a limited. menu),
soft drinks, and alcoholic bever-
ages will be available for pur-
chase. A percentage from the re-
freshment sales will benefit the
St. George Chess Club. For those
players wishing to spend the
weekend on St. George Island,
call (904) 927-2903 for reserva-
tions at the St. George Inn.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY G GVEN that the City of
Mexico Beach, Florda. has applied for FmHA ft-
nancial assistance for the proposed Improiemerts
to Water Treaitmnent System The proposed project
is to be located at the exjidrg Water Trealimernt
Plant Sie Icrated at 113 20Lh SoeeL (Section 23,
A public hearing will be held on April 27,
199-1. at 6.0 p m at the City hall. 118 N. 14th
Street, Meoaco Beach. FL All interested persons
will be given the opportunity to become acquainted
with the project and to comment on.such issues as
etornmilc ard eritronnnental impacts, service
-areas. altermaues to the projects, and any other
L-sue idnuficd b. fa%-rmers Home Administration
Publish April 14, 1994.
The Gulf County Affordable Housing, Advisory Committee
in order to fulfill the requirements of the State Housing
Incentives Partnership (SHIP) Program will hold a public
hearing to approve the Affordable Housing Incentive Plan
(HIP) recommendations. The recommendations include, at a
1. A definition of affordable housing
2. A schedule for implementation of expedited permit
processing for affordable housing projects;
3. A process for review, prior to adoption, of local policies,
ordinances, and regulations that impact the cost of
4. The modification of impact fee requirements, including
the reduction or waiver of fees;
5. The allowance of increased density levels:
6. Provision of infrastructure capacity for housing very low
and low-income persons;
7. Using transfer of development rights as a financing
mechanism for low income housing;
8. The reduction of parking and setback requirements;
,9. The allowance of zero-lot line configurations:
10. Modification of street requirements; and
11. The preparation of a printed inventory of locally-owned
public lands suitable for affordable housing.
The hearing will be held at 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday,
April 20, 1994. at the Gulf County Commissioners Meeting
Room. Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 5th Street, Port St.
Joe, A copy of the tentative Advisory Committee
recommendations can be obtained at the Gulf County
Building Department. Gulf County Courthouse. '.
'Gulf County is a Fair
A warding Door Prizes at St. Joe Papermakers Federal Credit Union's,Annual Meeting.
St. Joe Papermakers
Federal Credit Union
Expresses its sincere thanks to the following Gulf County
Merchants, who played a very important part in making
our annual meeting a success.
We Want You To Know That We Appreciate You!
*The Petal Shoppe *Campbell's Drug Store
*Aline's Beauty Salon *Neva's A Style A'Head
*Showtime Video *Billy Carr Chevrolet
*Active Styles *St. Joe Auto Parts
*David Rich's IGA *Sand Dollar Restaurant
Piggly Wiggly *Renfro's Auto Parts
*Gulf Sands Restaurant *Pate's Service Center
*Pat Floyd *The Star
*Western Auto *Donna Keith
*Bill's Dollar Store *Beach Combers Beauty Salon
*Saveway Butler's Restaurant
*St. Joe Hardware eLinda's Restaurant
*Buzzett's Drug Store *Carpet Country
St. Joe Papermakers Federal Credit Union
The best of two worlds, providing comprehensive financial
services in a-family setting. We Care!
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Crowds of people lined up to registerfor door prizes and enter the entertainment area.
An overflow crowd of members and guests gathered in
Wewahitchka Saturday, to attend the 46th annual meeting
of the Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative, enjoy the entertain-
ment of the Gann Brothers trio and eat boiled corn, fried
pork rinds, and drink all the Coke they could hold.,
The Gulf Coast Electric Coop proved to be good hosts as
they presented each of their members with a "goodie bag",
which was a heavy canvas tote bag, containing a beverage
container, a package of peanuts and proved to be a handy
holder of the many pieces of booty offered by the Coop and '
others in the area they serve. Free balloons were given away
as fast as they could be blown up and many valuable prizes
were given away at intervals during the day.
The Assembly of God Church and the 4-H had refresh-
ments for sale in addition to all the free food offered by the
Entertainment was provided by the Gann brothers gospel
singing group and by TV personality, fisherman "Red" Hol- '
land, in person, telling fish tales and talking with anybody.:
who would hold still long enough to listen.
And there was a little bit of business going on also. At
some time during the day, enough people 'paused- long
enough in their day of enjoyment to re-elect James Cooley,
Ronald McGill and Coy Brahier to another term on the board
of directors. All were incumbents.
The meeting started right on time with the manager of
GCEC, Hub Norris, giving the invocation. A color guard from
the Wewahitchka High School ROTC presented the colors,
the pledge of allegiance was said and the crowd was off and
L.mar Davis purchases a ticket to '"help the Overstreet
Fire Department" from one of the many ladies selling them.
Old 'Red" Holland was there in all
blue-jeaned glory telling tale tales.
Jean Gortman selects. one of the prizes given away dur-
ing the day, while Kathy Vassey is still selecting hers.
Academic Awards Given.
At Winter Sports Banquet
A ,, .r, I ,d- EB.WO
The Gann Brothers kept everyone entertained during
the music session.
These three men enjoyed the food concession stand.
During.the winter sports ban-
quet held recently recognizing the
athletic and academic accom-
plishments of athletes who partic-
Ipated in both basketball and
cheerleading, 48 of the 76 ath-
letes received an academic award.
There were 12 athletes who
received the gold award for hav-
ing a perfect 4.0 average. They
Girls' basketball Heather
Fields, Stephanie Maxwell, Anna
Duren and Katie Kilbourn.
J.V. Cheerleaders Leslie
Faison, Kayce Knox, Deanne Red-
mond, Jenny Smallwood and Aly-
Junior high cheerleaders -
Lindsay Williams; and
Junior high basketball Jim
Faison and Jeremy Dixon.
Thirty-six young men and
women were awarded the Purple
,Award for having better than a
3.0 (B) grade point average. They
Varsity basketball Mario
Larry, Barry Adkison, Damien
Byrd and Doyle Crosby.
Varsity cheerleading Shan-
nan Antley, Elisa: Eyslee, Kelly
Burkett, Leigha Davis, Megan
Dean, Caroline Lister, Chrystina
Marquardt, Missy Nobles, Nichole
Wilder and Nikki Williams.
Girls' varsity basketball -
Kendra McDaniel, Alice-Kenning-
ton, Christy Wood, Misty Wood
and Samantha Ambrose.
,~Junior varsity cheerleading:
Amy Buzzett and Kristi Kirkland.
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Lavernon Lanier bends the ears of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Armstrong of Overstreet.
'91 Chevrolet Caprice,
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'92 Ford Aerostar van,
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or own financing,
'90 Dodge Dakota pick-
up, 4 cyl., 5 speed, a/c,
57,000 miles, cash or
own financing, $4,995.
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Sharks Defeat Florida High in Dist. Game
PORT ST. JOE, 6
FLORIDA HIGH, 2
The Sbarks jumped on Flori-
da High for four runs in the first
inning and added two insurance
scores in the sixth Satiurday af-
ternoon, dumping the tough Sem-
Josh Colbert tossed a com-
plete game, allowing two hits,.
striking out five and giving up six,
walks, for his fourth win against
two losses. r
In the big first inning, Came-
ron Likely and Colbert each sin,-
gled and advanced on Adam Tay-
lor's. sacrifice. Brian Jenkins'
grounded out.' scoring Likely.
Ryan Yeager walked and Bryan
Butts laid down a two-run single.
Likely came to the plate again, as
the Sharks batted around in the
inning,: and drove in Butts with'
his second single,of, the inning.
Colbert allowed two runs in
the bottom of the first, but shut
down, the Seminoles the rest of
The. Sharks played errorless
baseball while Florida High coin-
mitted three mis-cues.
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Fla. Hi 200 000 0-2 2 3
PORT ST. JOE, ,11
The Sharks used five rufis in
the fourth inning and the two-hit,
complete game pitching perfor-
mance of Ryan Yeager Tuesday
night, to defeat Apalachicola 11-1
in a rule shortened game.
The game was rocking along
with the Sharks owning- a 2-1
lead until the fourth, when Shark
batters came to life, bombing the
Apalachicola pitcher after Adam
Taylor reached first base on a
third baseman's error. Ryan
Yeager hit a screamer directly to
the second baseman. Then Eric
Ramsey came- to bat and the Apa-
lachicola team stai-ted to crum-'
Ramsey slapped an RBI sin-
gle to center field, scoring Taylor.
Doyle Crosby tipped a ball Into
the dirt,, fair, at: his feet, but the
fielding third baseman threw wild
to first and Crosby ended up on
,third, with Charlie Lanford, run-
ning for Ramsey; scoring. Came-
ron Likely then sliced one iqto
right :field, scoring Crosby. Josh
Colbert then ripped a single into
deep center, and Taylor hit a
blooper, driving in Likely and
Bryan Butts drove in two
runs in'the sixth with a single to
center which put the Sharks 10
runs in the lead, ending the game
early. Yeager also rifled a bases-
loaded single to left in the sixth to
score two runs.
Yeager was the winning
pitcher, striking out 10.
Apalach 000100-1 14
St. Joe 002 54x-11 10 1
THE SHARKS will travel to
Wewahitchka this afternoon for a
4:30 p.m. EDT game with the
high-flying Gators. .
Saturday, the team travels to
meet North Florida Christian to
complete a game called when the,
lights failed here in Shark Stadl-
um on March 11. and to play the
regularly 'scheduled game. The
game was called in the third in-
ning with North Florida leading
by a 4-0 score.
Jeremy Tull was the state.
runner-up in the heavyweight
divisiori of the weighdiftlng com-
petition' held this past Saturday
in New Port Richey. Tull captured
second place with a 375 pound
bench press and set a state
record with a 300 pound clean
and Jerk.. Over 300 athletes repre-
senting A. AA and. AAA schools
participated in the .state champi-
Four other Sharks had also
qualified for the state meet.' Fin-
Ishing in their respecUve weight
divisions were: Ninamdi Frazier,
ninth; Mandricka Miller, 10th,
Robert Williams, 10th and J. J.
YOU'D BE AMAZED HOW FAR
A MICHELIN CAN GO.'
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Shark Track Team
FLORIDA HIGH MEET
Last Tuesday, several mem-,
bers of the boys' track team par-
ticipated in a track meet held at'
Florida High. Despite competing
without a full team, the Sharks
turned in some great performanrc-
es as 12 athletes recorded new
eiinlor Vic Sellers placed
third in the discus, and fifth in
the shot put at Friday's Florida
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Scoring points in the met for
-the Sharks were: Jeremy Tull,
second in shbtput 49'0" and dis-
cus 151'6";: Kenny Daves, fourth
in 1600 meters 4:45.6 and fifth in
800 meters 2:07.5; Robert Wil-'
liams, fifth in discus at 125'lI"
and sixth in shot put 40'1 1/2";
Tarus Riley, fifth in 200 meters
23.2; and Lee Duren, sixth in
1600 meters at 4:52.7.' ,
The 1600 meter relay team
placed sixth with a time of 3:50.0.
Team members are Daves, Duren,
Nick Sweazy and Bryan Earley.
Last Friday, several members
of the boys track team competed
in a track meet held at Florida A
& M University. Finishing in the
top six places in their respective
events, the following athletes
scored points for the Sharks.
Kenny Daves, ,first in 800
meters, 2:06.8, and second in
1600 meters 4:52.7; Bryan Ear-
ley, second in 800 meters 2:08.3;
Nick Sweazy, third in 1600
meters, 5:03.7; Vic Sellers, third
in discus, 129'4 1/2" and flfti in
shot put 39'4 '1/2": Lee Duren,
fourth in 1600 meters 5:06.2 and
fifth in 800 :meters, 2:14.8; John
Stripling, fourth in 3200 meters,
12:08.0; and Eric Sellers, sixth In
3200 meters. 13:38.0.
WASHINGTON CO. [KY.I, 6
The Gators scored nine runs
id the first three innings-seven
in the second-to help Casey Kel-
ley earn his complete game victo-'
ry last Wednesday afternoon
against Washington County Ken-
The Gators came: roaring
back in' the second, trailing by a
4-1 score, to back up Kelley with
seven big runs. The Gator hurler
struck our five and walked four.,
David Hysmith was 2 for 3
with three RBI. Tranum McLe-
niore 2 for 4 with three RBI and
Mike Morgan 2 for 3 with two RBI
for the Gators.
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Wewa 171 022 x-13,10 3
NELSON COUNTY [Ky.] 2 '
The Gators started what was
to be a perfect record against the.
' : visiting Kentucky teams Monday.,
when they defeated the Nelson
County team 5-2, in a close game
which had both teams a little less
than perfect, with each commit-
ting three errors. The difference
was that the Gators rapped out
nine hits to only four for the Ken-
Will Sumner and Mike Mor-
gan combined on the four hitter,'
with Sumner starting and Morgan:
coming on in the sixth in relief.
Sumner, making his start of the
year, gave up two hits and struck
out five. Morgan earned the save
with two innings of relief work.'
The Gators were led at .the
plate by Casey Kelley with two"
hits and RBI doubles by Beau
Whitfield and Adam Ake.
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Nelson Co. 100 001 0-2
Josh Colbert slides intd home safely as Ryan Yeager yells
"Down!", as the Owensboro, Kentucky catcher takes a high throw
during the Day of Baseball last Tuesday.
Schoelles Family Wins
An even dozen teams entered.,
the annual spring Kiwanis Club
Golf Tournament Saturday, with
the team of Eric Schoelles, Eldon
Schoelles, Mark Schoelles and
Price Taunton, making their win-
ning team a family affair.
The team of Steve Richard-
son, Sissy Worley, Pat Patterson
and Margaret Costin came in sec-
Winning third place was the
team of Larry Davis, Billy Barlow,
Dot Barlow and Jim Harrison.
Winning prizes in different
categories in the tournament
Andy Smith, a $50 bond,
given by First Union Bank, for the
Larry Davis, silver dollar set
donated by the Wewahitchka
State Bank for being closest to
the pin on hole number four.
Julian Branche, a $25 prize
from Citizens Federal for being
closest to the line on number two.
Buddy Renfro received two.
dinners from the Fish House Res-
taurant for being closest to the
pin on number 12.
Bert Simmons received a
sleeve of golf balls from Hannon
Insurance for making the longest
putt on number 10.
*Bob King received $25 worth
of gas from Pate's Service Center
for being the closest to the pin on
Kenny ,Wood won an ice
chest, donated by Badcock's for
his third shot being closest to the
pin on number six.
Bill Wood won. a comfort
seat from Renfro Auto Parts, for
being the closest to the pin on
number 15. ,
Den tal alth
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
You may not be overcon- and affect the child's personality
cerned about your child's prj- and his appetite. He may find
mary teeth because these "baby cold, hot, or hard foods difficult
teeth" will-eventually be replaced to eat., Decayed and infected
by permanent teeth. But you teeth .can also cause other
should be. The health and care health problems when left un-
of your child's teeth will have a treated.
direct effect on the condition of It's never too early for you to
his permanent teeth when ,have your child's teeth examined
they're ready to make their ap- by your dentist. In fact, the earli-
pearance. er the better so any existing
For example, any decay can problems can be treated and his
be hazardous. Left untreated, dental health-protected.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. April 14, 1994 PAGE 1B
Choosing a Good Lawngrass Juveniles Still Playing a Major
It Takes Work, But Beautiful Lawn Adds Value To Your Home, as
Well as Providing You With Something To Do All Summer Long Role in Florida Crime Pictre
A beautiful -lawn can add
substantial value to your home.
While providing an attractive set-
ting for landscape ornamentals, a
good lawn will reduce week
growth and prevent erosion. Se-
lecting the proper grass for your
specific location is a basic key to
attaining these goals. So it pays
to consider a number of factors
before deciding which grass to
Six lawngrasses are common-
ly grown in Florida. St. Augus-
tine, Bahia, Centipede, and' Ber-
muda are the most popular while
Zoysia, anc) carpet are used less
often. After some facts on the spe-
cieg that would be best for your
The most important thing to
consider when selecting a lawn-
grass is the compatibility of that
grass with the soil, climate, and
growing conditions for your spe-
cific area. For example, if you live
along the coast,you should plant
a salt tolerant grass, such as St.
Augustine,. If you try to grow
Centipede or Bahia, you're asking
1 for trouble. You might be able to
establish these grasses in a
coastal location, 'but. only with
considerable expenditures-of time
and money. Likewise, if you need
a gras for a shaded lawn, you.
should plant St. Augustine or Ba-
hia, not Bermuda, which requires
After you decide which lawn-
Sgrasses will grow well in your
area, you should choose one that
you'll be abldlto manage properly.
No lawngrass is maintenance
free, but some (for example, Ber-
muda) produces the most beauti-
ful lawns, but only it it's heavily
fertilized, frequently mowed, and
kept free of pests and diseases. If
you' can't provide such high
maintenance, you'd be wise to
plant a low care grass, such as
Bahia or Centipede. St. Augustine
is not difficult to maintain, buti
thatch and chinch bugs are com-I
The amount of water a partic-
ular grass* requires in another
consideration. Bahia has excel-
lent drought tolerance; St. Augus-
tine ranksl second; and Centipede
Disease and insect problems
also should be taken ipto ac-
count. Of all Florida lawngrasses.
Bahia is most resistant to pests.
It's the best choice for landscapes
heavily infested with nematodes. i
St. Augustine also has good nem-
atode tolerance. But, as we said.
chinch bugs are-serious threats
to this grass. While.it may be se-
verely damaged by nematodes..
centipede grass has few other
pest problems provided it is not
fertilized too heavily. Bermuda is
plagued by many problems. In
fact, it's practically impossible to
grow this grass without a contin-
uous control program to cope
with nematodes, insects, and dis-
As we pointed out in the. be-
ginning, a number of good lawn-
grasses grow well in Florida. But,
each has certain advantages and
disadvantages, as well as specific
cultural requirements. Area cli-
mate, landscape soil type.
amount of homesite shade and
sVun, and the degree of traffic by.
people and pets are important
considerations. You should also
evaluate the expenditure of time,
"effort, and money that will be re-
quired to keep a particular grass
healthy and attractive.
CHILDREN'S HEALTH FORUM
Elizabeth C. Jones, M.D.
At present, it Is possible to Immunize and prevent nine diseas-
es. These diseases are diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), teta-
nus, measles, mumps, rubella (German measles), Haemophllus in-
fluenza (Hib), polio, and hepatitis.
In past years, a push has been made to immunize all children
by the age of five when they start kindergarten. In recent epidemics
(measles in 1990) most of the cases have occurred in the unimmu-
nized child under two years of age. Most cases of Haemophllus in-
fluenza occur in the 0-1 year old group. These serious cases of
theningitis hire aliiost been eliminated byvtheHib vaccine. ,,
Seioutis adverse effects from immunizations are very rare, and
the benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks. Encephalitis, pneu-
monia, mental retardation, meningitis, and heart damage are Just a
few of the examples of the severity of complications from vaccine
preventable diseases which may also lead to death. There were two
deaths In Florida during the 1990 measles epidemic.
The national goal Is to have 90% of two year olds fully immu-
nized by the year 2000.
Please check the immunization status of your child with his
doctor or the health department.
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Violent crime in Florida in-
creased during 1993, rising 0.40/6
as compared with 1992 figures.
.According to the 1993 crime in
Florida annual report released by
the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement today, a violent
crime, occurred every 3 minutes
14 seconds last year compared to
one every 3 minutes 16 seconds
in 1992. At the same time, the
crime rate (number of index
crimes per 100,000 population)
fell 1.0",0 last year, the lowest
crime rate in Florida since,1985.
Juveniles continue to figure
prominently in the state's crime
picture with 87,647 arrests last
year. FDLE Conmmissioner Tim
Moore said, juveniles not only
are committing more crimes; they
are also falling victim to this vio-
lence in an increasing manner.
Tragically, in many cases we find
children are victimizing children."
While overall murder is down in
the state, juvenile murder arrests
are increasing. Last year 212
juveniles were arrested for mur-
der as compared to 156 the year
before. 114 juveniles were murder
victims last year. 92,302 Juve-
niles fell victim to crime in 1993
compared to 89.025 the year be-
The volume of index crimes in
Florida Increased 0.3% over
1992. During the past 10 years it
has increased 54.2%. There were
1,474,235 victims of crime during
1993. Nonresident crime account-
ed for 2.8% of all persons who fell
victim to crime in 1993 compared
to 3.2% in 1992.
This is the second year that
domestic crime data has been col-
lected in Florida. Domestic vio-
lence increased 2.9% last year
with 112,585 offenses reported
compared to 109.449 in 1992.
"Most revealing in this informna-
tion is the fact that domestic vio-
lence murders, forcible sex of-
fenses and aggravated assaults
accounted for 17% of all violent
crimes reported. Juveniles ac-
counted-for 13.2% of the reported
victims of domestic violence,"
New laws for home invasion
The Parent Awareness Group
will meet on Tuesday, April 19, at
7: p.m. in the County Commission
Meeting Room, Gulf County.
The Gulf County Schools'
District Advisory .,Council will
meet ,Monday, April 18, at 5:30
p.m. ET at the Gulf County Pub-
lic Library. All members and in-
terested persons are invited to at-
robbery and carjacking went into
effect July 1, 1993. During the
last six months of 1993 there
have been 335 incidents of home
invasion robbery reported and 35
arrests. The reported number of.
incidents of carjacking was 573
with 87 reported arrests.
Gulf County Schools
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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, April 14, 1994
F School Board Minutes Graduates Army Has Opportunities
I } -* I 1 2- .* .
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
February 8, 1904
The Gulf County School Board met in regular
session on February 8. 1994, at 9:00 am., in the
Gulf County School Board Administrative Offices
in Port St. Joe. Th'e .following members were
preasrt: Oscar Reddi, Ted -Whitfleld, David Byrd,
and, Charlotte Pierce. 'James Hanlon was absent
duet6t illness The Superintendent and Board At-
torneywere also present .
Chairman Redd presided'and the meeting was
opened with prayer led by Charlotte Pierce, fol.
lowed by the pledge of Allegiance led by David
BEAR FROM PUBUC; Linda Whitfeld met.
with the Board and requested permission and the
use of a school bus for her third grade class at We-
wahltchka Elementary School to take an educa-
tional trip to Tallahassee, FL, on April 21-22,
1994.,Chairman Redd declared an emergency situ-
ation. and on motion by Mr.,Whitfeld, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board ap-
proved the request and use of a school bus.
Mr. Paul Fitzgerald met the the Board express-
ing concern over the 'number of-students in third
grade classes at Port St Joe Elementary School.
Mr. Fitzgerald also expressed his concern over the
SAT and ACT State averages. Board Member Whit-
field requested the Superintendent look into the
matter ofrade class size in all elementary schools
in the Guf County School System and report back
to the Board.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA- On motion by Mrs.'
Pierce, second by Mr. Byrd, and unanimous, vote,
the Board adopted the agenda.
BUDGET MATTERS/PAYMENT OF BILLS:
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mr. Whitleld,
and unanimous vote, the. Board approved the fol-
lowing budget matters and payment of bills: Ap-
proved Budget Amendment No. IV, General Fund;
Approved Budget Amendment No. IV, Special Reve-
nue. Other -
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion by Mr.
Whilfield, second by Mr. Byrd. and unanimous
vote. the Board approved the minutes for January
11. February 1. and February 2. 1994.
BID MATTERS: On motion by Mr. Byrd. sec-
ond by Mrs Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following bid matters. Award-
ed the Computer bid for ten l01 complete worksta-
tons for Business Education at Port St. Joe High
School to American Top Gun.' '
Award the low/best bid for quarterly School
Food Service Bids n93-3 to Phillips Meats; P. R.
Harrell& Sons W. J. Powell Company. Inc.; Daffin
Foodservice. The Merchants Company, Cochran/
Sysco. Lance Inc and Dairy Fresh Corporation.
PERSONNEL MATTERS: On motion by Mrs
Pierce, second by Mr Byrd. and unanimous vote.:-
the board approved the following personnel mat-.
ters for the 1993-94 school year- .
Accepted a letter of intent to retire from Alice
Machen, teacher at Port St Joe High School, effec-
ove May 30. 1994
Approved Ann W Tison as a substitute teach-
er in the GullfCounty School System.
Approved to extend the expiration date of a.
Temporary Nondegreed Vocational Certificate for
Johnny Taunlon to June 30. 1994.
Approved the following teachers for supple-
mental pay positions at Port SL Joe High School-
Steve Maxwell. Assistant Softball coach. Fred
Priest. Assistant Baseball Coach. and Curtis Ray.
Weight Lifting Coach. .'
Approved Donna Jackson lor the position of
Approved Gwen Lowery for the posIion of
School Food Service Manager at Port SL Joe Ele-
-Approved William C Wooten for the position of
Allrtnaive Education Instructor at Wewahltchka
POLICY CHANGE: On motion by Mr. Whit-
. -feld,.-second by Mrs. Pierce. and unanimous vote.
the board approved advertisement of a policy
change to approve language Int the student
records: policies to Include appropriate references
to limited Englsh groups ard records accessibility.
S' Approved a proposal for stale funds for remod-
eling. renovation, new construction, and equipping
science and technology laboratories at Port St Joe
Jr -Sr. High School.
Approved 1993-94 School Improvement Pro-
grapl Mid-Year Progress Reports for Wewahitchka
Elevrentary School, Port St. Joe Elementary
School. Highland View Elementary School. Port SL
Joe Jr -Sr. High School. Wewakltchka Jr.-Sr High
School, and Gulf County Adult SchooL
Approved Technology Incentive Grant funds to
be disbursed on FTE membership basis as follows:
Highland View Elementary 4.119; Port St Joe
Elementary $12.191; Wewahltchka Elementary -
$10.819. Port St. Joe Jr.- Sr. HIgh School -
$15.432: Wewahltchka Jr -Sr. High School -
S8.696; and Gulf County Adult School S3,460
Mr. Elmo Sander addressed the board con-
cernng the discipline of Exceptional Education
students .. -
STUDENT MATTERS: On motion by Mr. Whit-
field. second by Mrs dPierce. ard unanrlmous vote.
the Board approved the following student maLLters:
Approved noDifcation on the Department of
Ighay Safety and Motur Vehicles to suspend a
student's dnving priviledge for noncorrmplIance.
Approved a request for the Port St. Joe High
School Dive Club to make the following trips-
March I I 15., 1994. I I students and 4 chaperones
to Sea World ard Crystal River. FL; May 10-15.
199. 32 students and 6 chaperones to Key Largo.
Key West. arnd Crystal Rier. FL Also approved the
use of school buses .for the trips, the mileage
waived, and for students and chaperones to be al-
lowed excused absences for the school days
-Approved a Student Transportation Request
using private vehicles for the Student Government
Association of Port SL Joe IHigh School to travel to
Pensacola. FL, to attend the Florida Association ol
Student Councils'. annual state convention on
April 13-15, 1994.
Approved hA Student Transportation Request
using private vehicles for-the Student Government
Association of-Port SL Joe High School to travel to
-Altha. FL, on February 24, 1994, in preparation
for running for District I President.
Approved for the Special Education Class at
Wewahltchka High School to travel to Disney
World to visit Epcqo and Universal Studios in
March, 1994. Also, approved to help with the bus
and gas. -
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: On motion by
Mr. Byrd, second by Mr. Whitfleld; and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the following transporta-
tion matters: "
Approved the following bus stop changes: Bus
# C62. dd stop #5655 on C-30.past Treasure Bay.
the Cape: Bus #52. add stop #4387.'Ponce de Leon
Street and Americus'Street, Port St. Joe Beach.
Busi52. add stop #4392 between 27th and 31st
Street. Mesc.o Beach
Derned a request for Bus A53 to take all stops
North of Lhe Ocersureet Road to Moss Creek Apart-
ments in Wewahitchka arnd Bus n45 tb take all
stops South of the Overstreet Road
Approved a new bus stop P1570 on Hwy..71.
across from Forehand Road in Wewahitchka.
SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT: A motion was
made by Mr Whitfleld and seconded by Mr Bvrd
to approve a revised omeline for selecting a middle
school administrator and a job deacripiorn for Mid.
dle School Principal wiLh a supulaon of looking at
administrative cost before actually hiring a middle
school principal. The-motion was carried by unani-
S Or, motion by Mrs Pierce. second by Mr Whit-
field, and unanimous vote. the board approved the
Admrisntrator and Nonn InruucUtoral Salary
Schedule for the 1993-94 school year Chairman
Redd requested the minutes show he reserves the
'right to quesoonr any figures of the salary sched
The Board reviewed currepordenc "fromin
Sharon Gaskin. Director of Nor Florida Head
Start Program. relating to in land services for the
Head Start Program in Gulf County No actonr, tak-
en at this rime.
The Board reviewed a Public Participation Re-
-: quest form used at Bay County School Board
meetings. The Supenntendent requested the Board
Look over the forim and present their reactiors at
the next meeting.
The Board revile*ed S
hirchka High School for the month of January.
1994 No action necessary.
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: The Sapenn-
tendent was directed to set up a personnel work-
shop sometime in March
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned
to meet again in regular session on March 8, 1994.
Good Luck, De Anna Bax-
All of Hawk teachers, staff,
and students wish Mrs. Baxley
the best of luck on her new en-
Mrs. Baxley will leave in just
a few days-for Ft. Jackson. South
Carolina for basic training in the
U. S. Army. After basic, she will
be assigned to- Ft. Devins, Mas-
sachusetts and will embark on
. her- new-Job with computers., ,
Terry. her husband and two
children, Sandra and Stephen
will Join her in Massachusetts at
a later date.
Mrs. Baxley has been the sec-
ond grade teacher the last four
years at Highland View Elemen-
tary. She will be missed by alli
Good luck and God bless youl
I PUBLIC NOTICES
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
Case No 94-48
MICHAEL W KILBOURN.
P r" NOTICE OF SALE
Pursunt To Chapter 45. Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a FI-
nal Judgment of Foreclosure dated the I Ith day of
April. 1994. In Case No 94-48 of rhe CircuitCourt
of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit. inarnd for Gulf
County. Florida. In which DAVID J. ROCHE Is the -
Plaintilf and MICHAEL W KILBOURN Is the Defen- -
dani I will sell to the highest bidder, for cash, at
the front door of the Gulf County Courthouse min
Pon SL Joe. Flonda. at I I 00 a.m (Eastern Day-
light Timel on the 4th day of May. 1994. the follow-
inmg described property:
lLols Ten 1101. Twelve 1121 and Four-
,- te en (141. In Block Nine 191 of the City -
lof Porl St Joe. Florida, according to
1the olTicial map on file inm the office of
th-,e Clerk of Circuit Court. Gulf.'
DKTED THIS I Ith day of April. 1994.
BENN' C. LISTER
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUjNTY. FLORIDA
By Sacie Davis. Deputy Clerk
Publish- Apnl 14 &21. 1994.
IN THE CIRCUrr COURT OFTHE
.- FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.
i 'IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
CASE NO 89 223
: EMPLOYERS NATIONAL
F PlainoiT. .
PATI.CIA H KIRKLAND and DANIELW W
KIRKLAND. VINCE E TAYLOR. SR., ard PATRICIA.
A. TAYLOR; fIRST FAMILY FINANCIAL SERVICES.
INC. formerly known as MERIT LOAN COMPANY.
INC. OF FLORIDA. and the UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA. DEPARTMENT OF TlHE
TREASURY-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
NOTICE OF SALE :
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I. Benny C.
Lister. Clerk of the abose named Court. will on the
29th day of April. 1994. at I 1-00 a.m. EST. at the
Gulf County Courthouse. Port SL Joe. Florida. of-
"fer for.sale and sell at public outcry to the highest
and best bidder for cash, the following described
real property situated In the County of Gulf. State
- of Florida, to-wit
Lots 29, 30. 31. 32. 33. and 34. Block
D. Beatry Subdiisiton. While City. Gulf
County. Florida. ALSO 14X60 Derose
Mobile Home. brown & white. 2 bed-
rooms. 2 baths, that was purchased b)
Mortgagors from Phillip D)kes and his.
wife. Sandra Dykes. Route I. Bo% 79.
Strausberg. VA. ALSQ. 1972 6 c)l
Chevrolet Pickup Truck. gray and
Pursuant to the Supplemental Final Sum.
mary Judgment entered in a case pending in said
Court, the srNle of which is listed abose
At the time of sale. the successful high bid-
der shall post with the Clerk a deposit equal io tie
percent |5%t of the ftnal bid or SI.000.00. which-
ever is less The balance of the final bid shall be
paid to the Clerk ithinm tweniy-four 1241 hours af-
ter the sale. The successful high bid shall be ex-
clusive of the Clerk's registry fee and documentary
stamps on The Cerilficate of Title. In the event of
a third party successful bid, the third party suc-
cessf.l bidder shall pay. in addition to the bid
amount,. the Clerks registry fee and any and all
documentary stamps on tU-e Certficate of Tile
WITNtSS my hand and the seal of said
Court. this 4h day of Apnril. 1994.
BENNY C. ULSTER Clerk .. .
SB 1s tor.nya Knox. Deputy Clerk
Publish April 14 ard 21. 1994
In today's economic climate,
many young men and women are
graduating into debt and finding
a job market which can't absorb
"I recently read an article that
indicated over the past three
years the number of entry-level
jobs open to graduating seniors
had shrunk by close to one
third," said Lt. Col. Jamiel S. Sali-
ba, commander of the Army Re-
cruiting Battalion headquartered
in Montgomery, Alabama. "It went
on to say that Labor Department
study found that in the 1960's
one out of ten college graduates ..
was working in a job that didn't
require a college degree.. Today
that number is up to one in five
and may reach one in three by'!
the end of the decade.' At this:,
rate, I worry how these graduated'
.are going to start a career, which
will allow them to pay off their
student loans.' "
Many recent -college gradu-,'
ates, having tested the job market
and not able to find suitable en-
try-level positions, have entered
graduate school, hoping to re-
enter the job market later.with
f Older Suicides
Older people have a suicide
rate that Is 50 percent higher
than that of the general popula-
tion. Yet many of the more than
6000 suicides committed each
year by people over 65 could be
prevented through treatment for
depression, according to the
American Association of Retired
Although treatment -for de-
pression is widely available and
achieves significant .results in
about eight out of ten cases, older
people are more reluctant than
people of other age groups to seek
"Depression is not a normal
part of aging. A depressed older
person should be encouraged to
go into treatment," said C. Anne ,
Harvey, AARP Programs Division
Director. "By being alert to behav-
iors that signal serious depres-
sion, friends and family may help
prevent the tragedy of suicide."
It is estimated that one-fifth
of the aged are clinically de-
pressed. In 1990, 31.2 million
Americans were over 65;;by 2030,
that figure is projected at least to:'
- double. -' -
As the proportion of older
people in the U.S. population
continues to Increase, getting
those individuals who need itJnto
treatment will become even more
Important in preventing suicides,
according to AARP. -
How to identify an older per-
son who may be at risk for com-
mitting suicide? Family, friends
and caregivers should encourage
the person to get into treatment
when they notice one or more of
these symptoms: *withdrawal
from family, friends, or social ac-
tivities *unexplained fatigue or
apathy "loss of interest in appear-
Lack of Use
of Car Seat
Injury from vehicle crashes is
the No. I killer of children under
14, and most of the unrestrained
Deaths of children under five
could have been prevented if their
parents had properly placed them
in safety seats. A seat is not
enough: it has to be done right.
*For information on seat usage
arid recalls, call the Auto Safety
Hotline at 1-800-424-9393.
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"An older person who talks of
committing suicide should be tak-
en very seriously." said AARP Pro-
grams Division Director Harvey.
'The common perception that
someone who talks about suicide
will not act it out is a myth." ,
If you suspect someone is se-
riously depressed and may be
suicidal, contact a mental health
professional or a suicide crisis
AARP is the, nation's leading
organization for people 50 and
older. It serves their- needs and
interest through legislative advo-
cacy. research, informative pro-
grams and community services
provided by a network of local
chapters-and experienced volun-
teers throughout the country. The
organization also offers member a
wide range of special benefits, in-
cluding Modem Maturity and the
Army College Fund, he or she will
start off in the Army with ad-
vanced rank and pay, based upon
their educational achievement.
"Someone with 30 to 60 semester
hours will enter the Army as a
Private 2," explained Saliba. "Over
60 semester hours qualifies them
for entry as a Private First Class.
And those with their bachelor's
degree enter as a Specialist. This
accelerated promotion upon entry
means that not only with these
new soldiers be accruing their de-
irsL C CU a L.IonA ,-enes-w,..L .. W. VAAA
also enjoy a higher rank and
Given the current job market
outlook many young men and
women fresh out-of college might
want to consider an Army enlist-
ment before entering the civilian
job market. Not only will they be
repaying their :college loans or
gaining the funds for. continued
education, they will be acquiring
the self-discipline and work ethic
which today's employers value.
additional credentials. That may
not be possible for those who
have graduated from undergradu-
ate schools loaded down with
'There is hope though, "Sali-
ba explained. 'The Army offers re-
cent college graduates a wide va-
,riety of opportunities. For those
graduates worried about repaying
Their student loans, the active
Army offers loan repayment up to
$55,000 to individuals enlisting
for at least three years. We repay
federally insured student loans at
the rate of $1,500 or 1/3 of. the
,outstanding balance (whichever is
greater) per year. At the end of
the third year of the enlistment,
the loan is fully paid off."
S There are also opportunities
for college graduates who want to
obtain the funds to cover gradu-
ate school tuition. For those who
qualify. the Montgomery G.I. Bill
plus the Army College Funds of-
fers $20,000 for a two year enlist-
ment,, $25,000 for a three year
enlistment and $30,000 for a four
W whether a college graduate
enlists for loan repayment or the
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* Powerful 130 mph maximum
* 21.2-cc engine displacemeni
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706 FIRST STREET PHONE 227-2112
Friday and Saturday
April 22 and 23
BAY COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Panama City
St. Joe Papermakers Federal Credit Union is offering
special interest rates for vehicles purchased in this sale
to qualified applicants.
New Car Rates (Includes '93 & '94 Program & Lease)
66 months 7.5%
60 months 7.00%
48 months 6.5%
36 months 6.00%
24 months 6.00%
LOANS MUST BE PRE-APPROVED. STOP BY ST. JOE
PAPERMAKERS FCU IN PORT ST. JOE OR WEWAHITCHKA.
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS SALE WILL BE ACCEPTED
THROUGH WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, ONLY.
ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
SPhone 227-1156 530 Fifth Street
I I I -
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* Powerful 21.2 cc two-cycle engine -
* Pro-Fire Electronic ignition for
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* Easy-to-use semiautomatic dual-
line head with automatic line cut-off
* Lightweight-under 10 lbs.
* Safety goggles included
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115 M~arket Sttreet
THE ST~AR, PO.RT 0ST. UJOE, FL TkU '1'.%prz. -i~o
The South Gulf County unit of the American
Cancer Society is planning a fun-filled day for the
1994 Jail & Bail.
The event will be held on
Tuesday, April 19th, at Badcock
Home Furnishings Center on Reid
Ave. in Port St. Joe.
. Besides the list of most wanted, they will also have sur-
prise arrests. If you have someone you would like to
have picked up, it will cost you $10.00. Before April 19,
call 227-7433 to arrange arrests.
Cancer Kills! Won't You
Help Find A Cure?
MOST WANTED SOCIAL ACTIVISTS
*RAISING $500 BAIL
.t.,t; '. IinL. i .
JOHN (The Mouth) LINTON JULIA (Pretty Face) McQUAIG BOB (Shyster) MOORE
Accused of being everybody's darling Accused of phone abuse Accused of writing a $10,000 document :,
... ..... ........ ... .. -- --4 u T- and calling it ambrief. '-, ;L>
'. ..,*, ^ ,T,,.
WARREN (Baby Face) YEAGER
Accused of failure to cover pot holes
FRANK (Godfather) PATE
Accused of refusing to retire,
TIM (Bugsy) NELSON
Accused of opening an animal refuge
CAROLYN (Fast Buck) YOUNG
Accused of loan sharking
ROCKY (Digger) COMFORTER
Accused of throwing sand in people's faces
Wanted for Failure to
* FATHER THOM CRANDALL
Accused of Sheep Rustling.
Anyone knowing the location of this
character, please call 227-7433 and turn
the sucker in!
Informants will be kept confidential.
Appear.. .Al Points APB Issued
WANTED FOR QUESTIONING
DENNIS GEOGHAGAN JERRY STOKOE JOHN REEVES
,WAYNE PARRISH NELL NEEL KENNY PEAK
For Surprise Arrests Call 227-7433
Every dollar earned will be used to help discover a cure for the
dreaded disease CANCER; provide services to community
members; and help with transportation and medical supplies.
Please Help Eradicate Cancer!
BILL (Shaft) CRANFORD .
Accused for having too many holes-in-one
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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, April 14, 1994
Gems From My Garden
How Big Is APapa?
"Listen to your Father, who gave you life, and do not despise your
mother when she is old." (Proverbs 23:22, NIV)
Children draw some very interesting things. Our closet and attic is
filled with boxes containing cute things our kids have written and
drawn. In one of those boxes is a picture my oldest son drew. It is a
picture of a church, a home, and a family. We asked him to tell us
who the people were. One character stood out. He was gigantic, en-
compassing part of the church and the house as well. "Who is this.
son?" we curiously asked about the big figure. He quickly replied,
'That's Papa (which is what we call his maternal Grandfather)." '"Why
is Papa so big? we asked (he is Just an average sized man). My son in
tht. innocent, sincere voice of childhood exclaimed-"Papa has to be
big; he takes care of everybody."
Papa is a doctor. Actually, he is a furniture salesman, who was a
corpsman in the Navy. Dtut all of his children when they were young
and now his grandchildren think he is really a physician. He practices
a strange and wonderful mix of medicine and love. Graham crackers
and Gatorade is his prescription for nausea, skinned knees, and even
stumped toes. The funny thing is that his medicine works! Write that
St. Joe Assemb6yof od
S or 309 6th Street.*Porf St.Joe
,' Sunday School. ....................10:00 am
T Morning Worship Service........ 11:Q00 am
Sunday Evening Service,......... 6:30 pm,
Wednesday Bible Study......... 6:30 pmr
William J. Wilson
Pastor -: ., .: ; i. ,
+t Come andReceive God's Blessings t+
S. Constitution ndMonument .
tehItheIn I !Port St.Joe
4-THEUNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School......... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Fellowship............ 500 p.m.
Rev. Zedoc Baxter
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday ........... 7:30 p.m.
YOUTH/ CHOIR DIRECTOR'
"The Exciting Place to Worship"
First Baptist C urc
102 Third Street
Port St. Joe, Florida
I H. R. Naberhuis Buddy Caswell
Interim Pastor Minister ofat Music & Youth
:CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Slud): Worship:
10 a.m. Sunday 11 a.m. Sunday
7 p.i. Wednesday Nursery
Minister: Tom Skipper *229-8310
S Message: If Thou Doest Well Shall Thou Not Be Accepted?
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
Pine Street Overstreet
Sunday School........................... .........1000 a.m.
Sunday Worship...................................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study...... ..... .... .. 3:00 p.m.
Pastor W.L. Remain
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a..m. (ET)
Sunday School 9:45
+ ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (ClD
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
"THE MIRACLE CENTER"
NEW COVENANT MISSIONARY WORLD OUTREACH CENTER...
The Family Church
7, 252 Avenue E, Port St. Joe, Florida Church Phone: 229-8137
Pastor: Rev. Napoleon Pittman
Worship: 12 p.m. Sunday Morning Roundup: 11 a.m.
WEDNESDAY for Ages 2 Adult
8:00 p.m. Bible Study & Fellowship -,
"A CHURCH WITH A VISION"!
Sponsor of New Covenant Christian Academy K-5 thru 6th Grade
Does not discriminate based upon race, creed, color, or origin.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
823 N. 15th Street
Sun. Bible Study (all ages)................9:00 CST
Morning Worship ..........................10:00 CST.
Evening Worship.......... ....6:30 CST
Wed. Bible Study (all ages).............6:30 CST
Rev. Tommy Doss, Pastor
By Rev. Steve Cloud
one up in the New England Journal of Medicinel When my kids aren't
satisfied with the treatment for their injuries they get at home they of-
ten cry-"Let's call Papa, he's a Doctorl"
Granddaddies are larger than life people. My father works in a
paper mill. My kids refer to it as "Granddaddy's mill." Granddaddy
also happens to own the railroad and the train that brings the wood in
and takes the paper out of the mill. So we watch for "Granddaddy's
mill" when we go for a visit. We know we have arrived when we see the
smoke of the stacks, cross the tracks of "Granddaddy's railroad", and
have to stop to let one of "Granddaddy's trains" cross. For an hourly
wage worker, my father has amassed quite a conglomerate. The bank
in town is also "Granddaddy's bank". Move over, Donald Trump; 'an-
other mover and shaker is on the horizon!
,Both Papa and Granddaddy would probably be millionaires. But
they have bailed their children out of 'financial difficulty (and jail, too!)
so often, have sacrificially given to the ministry of the church, and
have been friends and helpers to so many that they have nearly gone
broke themselves. Somehow I believe their treasure in heaven will be
unbelievable. They certainly have invested in it, and God has blessed
How big Is a Papa, a Granddaddy? Big enough to take care of eve-
rybody, big enough to love. They adie often grand, not only in their
grandchildren's eyes, but they are big enough to take care of every-
body, big enough to love. They'are often giants. Ours are.
Rev. Cary Visiting Church
By Linda Whitfield
Chapter I Teacher Sue Abreu
Announces Son's Wedding
Chapter I teacher Sue Abreu
would like to announce and invite
everyone to the wedding of her
son Stevie. Stevie and B. J. Rob-
bins will be wed on Saturday,
May 7, at the Springfield Commu-
nity Church at 6 p.m. CST. Stevie
and his new bride-to-be are stu-
dents at Gulf Coast Community
10 Ways to Praise a Child
You're Important; you mean a
:lot to me: you make me happy;'
you belong; you've got a friend;
you make me laugh; you brighten
my day; I respect you; you mean
the world to me; that's correct!
Reflections on Spring Break by
Some of our Staff
Alisa Walker, kindergarten-/.
did exactly what I wanted to do.
whenever I wanted to do it-had a
longer than 25 minute lunch
time-like normal people.
Connie St. Clair. kindergart-
en-/ spent the week relaxing and
catching up on some rest.
Joyce Quinn, Ist Grade-I
rested and went shopping, but the
greatest thing that happened was
that God healed my dad, so he
Mark Taunton. ESE-[
worked 1in the yard, went to the
beach and went fishing, you
know, the finer things in life'.
Joe Walker, science teacher-
I spent a little time doing some
things I needed to do, and a lot of
time doing things I wanted to do.
'Sho wuz tuff.
DebbIe Baxley, math teach-
er-I went to several baseball
games and enjoyed being with my
Marge Prange, psychologist-I
enjoyed spending extra time with
my granddaughter and just taking
Pam Lister. guidance counse-
lor-My daughter Meleah and I
enjoyed spending the week in At-
lanta with my family.
Jerry Kelley, principal-I saw
plenty of baseball and had rela-
fives visiting from Kentucky.
School Resource Officer Greg
Cole Is a very busy person. This
week, he presented a program on
Gun Safety, Drug Awareness, and
Safety with Strangers to the stu-,
Wewa Elementary '
From Page 1
By Larry A. Mathes
Well, everyone seems to have benefitted from the week's rest-I
know I did, and I think all of our students made it through the
week safely. Now they have six weeks and a couple of days to work
hard. Seniors have even less time, especially when you consider
Senior trip, college visits, etc. Senior finals are scheduled for May
11-12, with the 13th set for our Senior Breakfast and Senior activi-
Baseball and softball will try to pick up where they left off. Jim
McKnight's Gators were 3 and I against Kentucky teams during the
break and are highly ranked in our district. Softballers didn't play,
but are undefeated as they return to play after the break. Try to get
out and support these student athletes!
The tenth grade assessment test is this, Thursday. Encourage.
your tenth grader to try hard, as the results are compared to all
other tenth graders in the state.
The legislature has been in the news as they try to re-allow
prayer Into the schools. The final result will be interesting (since
nearly every governmental function starts with some type of prayer).
It Is Interesting that in this country, the rights of the majority can
be circumvented by a handful or less of people who disagreed with
having prayer in the schools. Of course, that's with the cooperation
of the Supreme Court. Maybe things will begin to swing back in the
other direction. A little prayer wouldn't hurt anyone! At least to my
knowledge it never has! .
Independent Baptist Church
500 15th Street North, Mexico Beach, FL
Come, Share, Rejoice
648-8972 Church Bo Boyette, Pastor 647-8936 Res
United Methodist Church
Corner of 4th St. & Parker Ave.
Lynwood R. Wynne, Pastor
Sunday School.... ....................................................... ...... .... 10 a.m .
Morning W orship .... .................. ............ 11 a.m.
Evening W orship.... .......................................... 6 p.m .
Rev. Robert Cary
Robert Cary and family left
Port St. Joe in August of 1970' to
assume the pastorate of the
Church of God in Dade City.
There they served as pastor for
In August of 1974, he was
elected to serve as the State
Youth and Christian Education
Director for the Churches of God
in Florida. He was in that posti-
tion for four years,' working out of
In August of 1978, they went
The Highland View Church of
God, located at 323 Sixth Street
in Highland View, will observe its
49th annual homecoming this
Sunday, April 17.
The day will begin with Sun-
day School from 10 to 10:30 a.m.;
morning worship will begin at
10:30 with a former minister, the
Rev. Robert Cary. Immediately af-
terwards, a dedication service of
the fellowship hall and kitchen
will be held. After a delicious
meal in the fellowship hall, they
v.'will reassemble in the sanctuary
for an afternoon gospel sing with
the singing group the Davis
Brothers and Joy, and of course,
their own choir.
Dr. Elmore and the entire
congregation extend a cordial in-
vitation to all to worship with
them a be a part of their home-
We Want You To Be
Part of th& Ffi tyPlacy
BIBLE STUDY ..............9.45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP,.:; .... 7:00p.rr.
MORNING WORSHIP ...............1. 1 00 a.m. WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING ..............5:45 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue
DANIEL W. DUNCAN BUFORD COX
Pastor Minister of Music
of Port St.Joe
Weekly Meeting Times
Sunday Morning Celebration and Worship................... 10:00 a.m.
Thursday Night Bible Study............................................. 7:00 p.m.
Intercessory Prayer at The Rock,' Mn.-Fri. ........ ... 7:00 8:00 a.m.
8:00 9:00 a.m.
Saturday Family Night Intercession-........ ..................... 7:00 p.m.
The Rock Teens.......................:.. ...................... To Be Announced
Pastors: Jim and Susan List Office Hours: Monday Thursday
103 Garrison Avenue 9:00 -12:00 & 2:00 4:00
Office Phone: 227-2033 Friday: 9:00 12:00
A4, 'FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
$S AL 1 CHURCH
o 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
.l SUNDAY WORSHIP.............. ......... 10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL............................11 a.m.
SU 5 N *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
[First United Metwodist Church
11 i North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church ...................... 9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ...................... 10:00 a.m. CT
Charles M. Parker, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT
I am the bread of life: he that comes to
me will never hunger, and he that believes
on me will never thirst."
Upstairs, First Union Bank Building Monument Ave.
Sunday Morning Bible Study for all ages 9:00am
Soul Satisfying Worship Service 10:00am
Sunday Afternoon Discipleship Training 5:00pm
Informal Sunday Night Service -6:oopm Wed. Night Prayer Service 6:30pm
to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, as
missionaries. They served as pas-
tor of the St. Thomas Church of
500 members, and were overseers
of ten islands with 30 churches.
While there, they built, a 16,000
square foot new church in St.
Thomas, and built and remodeled
churches on the 10 islands where
they served. They stayed there for.
6 1/2 years, and, left in 1985 to
take a position -with the Interna-
tional Church of God World Mis-
sions Department in Cleveland,
Tennessee. In this position, they
traveled across the United States
and Canada for eight years. They
have been privileged to visit 50
countries of the world, to see mis-
sions first hand.
In January 1993., they left
that position to assume the pas-
torate of the Alton Church of
God, in Mayo. Florida, where they,
are presently serving.
SDr. Elmore and congregation
'extend an invitation to the Cary's
many friends in the area to come
and be with them in their annual
homecoming and enjoy fellowship
with Bro. and Sis. Cary.,
At Rec Center
,The Thompson Temple Youth
Group will be sponsoring a talent
show on Saturday, April 16, at 7
p.m., to 'be held at the Washing-
ton Recreation Center.
The deadline to. enter :will be
April 14. Registratis n fees will be
$5 for groups and $2.50 for indi-
viduals, with prizes: to be award-
ed. First prize is. ii$50; second
prize, $20; and thirdiprize, $15.
For more Information, con-
tact Sherry Bolden (229-8652) or
Michelle Garland (227-7157).
Revival To Be Held "
At Thompson Temple
Revival will be starting at
Thompson Temple F'.B.C., Avenue
E, on April 18-22 with the Pastor
Elder Frank Hogan, Jr., in
charge. Services begin at 7:30
p.m. nightly. Everyone is cordially
invited to attend.
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, April 14, 1994 PAGE 5B
Farmers Sought For FmHA Committee
The USDA/Farmers Home.
Administration (FmHA) County
Committee assists the FmHA,
county office in determining the, ,
Students of the Week
,Congratulations to our Stu-
dents of the Weekl
All Kreis, Erika McNair. Anna
Godwin,. Randi Sasser, Terrance
Chambers. Joshua Smith; Travis
Woullard. and Mellssa Hatcher.
Report Cards ,
The. fifth six weeks grading
period ended April 12. Report
cards will be sent home on Thurs-
day. April 21. If you would like to
schedule a parent/teacher confer-
ence. please call 227-1221.
Registratlbn for kindergarten
at Port St. Joe Elementary School
will be held bn Friday. April 29.
from 8-1:30. Please bring...
*copy of birth certificate
*copy of social security num-
*proof of immunization
*proof of physical (since Au-
(See WEWA ELEM- Page 5)
From Page 1
dents in the elementary school.
He will also be doing a bicycle
safety program with our fourth
Six Weeks Ended Wednesday
It's official. School is almost
out. We begin our last six weeks
today. It's bad when the kids even
think time passes by quickly.
Now It seems like one has just
taken the turkeys down when it
-is time to put,4p ethe May flowers.
tixth Grader Tiffany Smith
t) Teaser of my brother.', :'
Imagines what my life will be in ,
Funny sometimes. "
Faints when she sees a dying
Any one who will not give money.
Nothing that will harm you.
Yes. I will always be friends.
gust 15, 1993)
If you need more information,
please' contact Louise Beard at
the Health Department (227-
1276) or Cindy Belin at PSJES
Track and Field
The last major fund raising -
event of the 93-94 school will be
held on Friday. May 13. Port St.
Joe Elementary School Is hosting
Track and Field Day, and the PTA
will be sponsoring a concession
stand. We'll be serving drinks.
nachos, hot dogs. etc. Anyone in-
terested in helping is asked to
call Jim Doster (229-8498).
Parents Make the Difference
Most parents will praise a
child when she finishes a task or
complies immediately with a re-
quest to do a chore. If you are al-
ready doing that, wonderful. But
don't stop there-many parents
have a tendency to praise only
the completed task. That is the
same as demanding perfection.
Perfection is an unrealistic stan-
dard for children (and for
Try praising the process,
praising your child throughout
the task. When their ongoing ef-
fort is acknowledged and encour-
aged. children feel more appre-
ciated and become more
When you praise the process,
you begin to see your child in a
more positive light. Because you
are looking for and finding small
- -accomplishments.,-ms-all .steps in'
the right direc't-loa.-ypu'll notice.
behaviors that you havejbeen tak-
itg for granted. Your child, in
turn, will feel the recognition and
strive to cooperate more. If living
with your child has been particu-
larly stressful, you may actually
feel yourself liking him more.
Teacher Appreciation Day
May third is National Teacher
na Marquardt and Keith McDo-; *
, rald, Nikki Williams and Justin
Gerlach, Cheyenne Harrison and .
Kenny Daves, Natalie Baxley and
Josh Bateman, Harlotte Bolden -
and Damien Byrd, Natalie Gant,
and Robert Williams, Jessica ,,
White and Chantel Smith. i
Prom servers have also been.
chosen. This year's servers, cho-.;;
sen by the Junior Executive:
Board, will be Clay Whitfleld.
Bryan Simon, Brian Jenkins,.
Keith Davis, J.W. Davis, Stefanie
Wibberg, Kayce Knox. Amy Buz-
zett, Stephanie Maxwell and Gena
Amy Buzzett and Kayce Knox
were also chosen as J.V. cheer-
leaders for the 1994-95 school
year. The other eight J.V. cheer-
leaders are Stacey Smith. Leigh
Lawrence. Gretchen Stevens.
Amanda Bateman, Casey White,
Ronisu Byrd. Ashley Brownell
and Mandy Phillips.
The new varsity cheerleading
squad Is Leigha Davis. Alyson
Williams, Kelly Graham. Chey-
enne Harrison, Jenni Smallwood,
Missy Nobles. Deanne Redmond.
,eligibility of applicants for certain
types of FmHA loans.
Eligible farmers in Calhoun,
Liberty, and Gulf Counties are in-
Sheteta Chambers, Kristi Kirk-
land and Leslie Faison.
The junior, high squad for
next year is Lindsey Williams,
jLisa Rowan, Meredith Godfrey,
;Kild Williams, Farica Quinn, NI-
chole Royster, Krystal Tharpe,
Kylene Butler, and Piper Red-
All of these athletes will rep-
resent their school and town well.
Though there was a basket-
ball game before the Spring Break
holiday there were no cheerlead-
ers cheering. This basketball
game was the annual Key Club-
Faculty basketball games. The
Key Club defeated the team of Mr.
Early, Mr. Brumbaugh, Coach
i Eppinette. Coach Ray. Coach Ad-
kison. Coach Priest. Coach Rain-
water. Coach Maxwell, Coach
Lanford and Miss Whitfield.
The seventh grade students
of the week are Jim Faison and
Anna Duren. The students of the
month are: 8th grader Wayne
. 'Summers freshmen Audrey
Franklin. sophomore Heather
Nixon. Junior Scott Hawkins. and
senior Andy Smith.
vited to become nominees for the
Farmers Home Administration
(FmHA) County Committee,
FmHA County Supervisor Minnie
H. Johnson announced today. To
be eligible for nomination, per-
sons should (1) have an interest'
.in a farm as an, owner, tenant, or
sharecropper within the county
or area in which activities of the
county, or area. committee are car-
ried out; and (2) they must,be cit-.
izens of the United States or ali-
ens lawfully admitted to the
' United Sates for permanent resi-
dence. Spouses of those persons
who meet the eligibility criteria
are also eligible for nomination
for election to the County Com-
Nominating petitions may be
518-A First Street
obtained from and must be re-
turned to the FmHA County Of-
fice, located at 435 E. Central Av-
enue, Room 311, Blountstown,
FL, by May 19. One vacancy on
the committee will be filled by
Additional information and
application forms for those who
are interested in becoming nomi-
nees or, submitting a name, of a
nominee for the County Commit-
tee are available at the FmHA
County Office or by calling 904-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, April 14, 1994
by Jack Harper
If the 1964 session of the Florida Legislature has a shining hour it
would bevthe consensus among Housetand Senate members and the gov-
ernor on finally beginning the cleanup of the polltited river-of-grass
known as the Evdiglades. t 'age n
Some.well-intentioned environmentalists don't like the agreement
that has an excellent chance of passing this week. They'd rather punish
the growers who they'd scapegoat as polluters-for-profit of the glades, ig-
noring the historical fact that federal and state government, accompanied
by the hurrahs of most of ,the citizenry, drained the country's biggest
swamp to create fruit and vegetable farms and immense acreage for
Instead, the bill calls for sharing in almost equal amounts the clean-
up costs between state and federal agencies including the wetlands-
buying fund Preservation 2000, the taxpayers in 16 Central and South
Florida counties, and the big,growers.
Rep. Dean Saunders, D-Lakeland, had it right when he said that eve-
rybody-whether they want to admit it or not-is responsible for the pol-
lution of the Glades.
Maybe the session's finest hour was the passage of the Rosewood bill
that will compensate survivors of the white violence, against the black
Levy County community In the 1923 aftermath of a rape charge made
against a black man by a white woman.
Florida old-timers will never believe the cave-in to the demands of
the black caucus minority by politicians was a fine hour. But it took cou-
rage on the part of the black lawmakers to stand up to the governor .and
Democratic party leaders with threats to sack their programs if they
didn't get active lobbying for Rosewood.
There were also some votes of conscience on the issue in both parties
in both houses.
Maybe this session's greatest hour-if there is one-is yet to come.
You don't think that perhaps powerful lawmakers will lay aside all those
special pet projects know as "turkeys" that they have slipped Into the
budget as line items and actually vote out some bills for the good of the
state and not just good for their campaigns back home?
Nah. Don't be naive. We're going to have to wait until the present
crop of incumbents die out or just fade away and term limits take over.
Probably not even then, human nature being what it is.
Or Floridians can try what California has done; rule by constitutional
amendment. Lawmakers won't do it, so do it yourself.
This old reporter Is trying to be nice to legislators this week, but it is
The sucking point as they arrived back in Tallahassee to consider the
budget that passed the buck to local school boards by allowing them to
raise new taxes if they want is the some $31 million in pet projects that
could blow up delicate agreements.
Conservative lawmakers have been giving some lip service to perfor-
mance-based budgeting and efficiency in government, but they apparent-
ly have no intention of cutting out the turkeys.
TaxWatch officials say pet projects passed as line items without de-
bate in committees or on the floor Invariably take money away from the
programs the people really want.
To keep from crying you have to look at the humor of It. "I don't
think it's no turkey. There's an awful lot out there that need that," said
retiring Rep. Sam Mitchell. D-Vernon, when questioned on a $970.000
Conservation Youth Corps for his home in Washington County.
:There was a lot of sleepy-eyed, rather weird humor in the late night
Sen. Rick Dantzler, D-Winter Haven, said in describing the Ever-
glades Cleanup Bill: 'This has been as difficult as putting an oyster in a
That was such a good quote that Senate President Pat Thomas stole
it. "It's like trying to jam an oyster in a parking meter," Thomas said later
in describing negotiations on a bill.
Or maybe it was the other way around.
"It's like pouring perfume on a pig," said Rep. Suzanne Jacobs. D-
Delray Beach. on an amendment to make a school prayer bill-less contro-
'We're like a circus. We're worse than .a circus..: said Sen. Malcolm
But Sen. Charles Williams, D-Tallahassee. was not joking when he
said he expected the voluntary school prayer bill to pass out of commit-
tee by a two-thirds vote to be considered in the final days of the session.
"VWe'e got the votes to pass it and send it to the governor," Williams
PURE COURAGE: After preaching no new taxes all session itself, the
Florida Legislature has passed the buck to local school boards in that is-
sue in a rush to adjourn by Saturday by giving them the option to raise
extra tax money for public education.
And in the circus-like rush to closing the 1994 regular session, a re"
turn to voluntary prayer at public school events was allowed to die in the
Senate without a vote. The only way it can be revived-according to the
terms of the overtime session-is by an unlikely two-thirds vote. The
House, in a similar show of buck-passing, had earlier passed its school
prayer bill that provided for local school boards to decide whether to al-
low the prayer. ,
S"Pure courage." quipped Governor Lawton Chiles, although his pro-
posed budget passed the buck on new taxes onto borrow-now-and-pay-
later bonds for prisons and he has side-stepped a stand on the school
prayer issue, saying only that he wouldn't want his child being told how
to pray in a classroom.
Stressing crime-fighting. legislative leaders approved a new state
budget that authorizes the biggest buildup of Florida's over-crowded pris-
on system in history. It adds 14,665 beds to the present 54,200-bed sys-
tem without imposing new taxes statewide.
Also approved, but waiting for a final vote this week, is money for af-
ter-school programs in every middle school in Florida to steer at-risk
youths away from crime.
The overtime extension to the 60-day session will be limited-lacking
a two-thirds vote on a bill from either house-to the final vote on the
budget, health care reform, juvenile justice legislation and the Everglades
TURKEYS: The budget that was being printed early this week for
lawmakers to study before they come back to Tallahassee for the final
voting will contain some of the inevitable "turkeys" or pet projects dearly
S loved by powerful legislators. .
It'll -take weeks for the public 'and the news media to ferret them out
of the $38 billion budget packet after it has been passed, but a few al-
ready turning up in- proposals, according to the Florida Times-Union, in-
clude a $500,000 line item to renovate the Gadsden County Courthouse
in Quincy, hometown of Senate President Pat Thomas, and $400,000 in
an item supported by House Speaker Bo Johnson, D-Chipley, to reim-
burse Escambia County for an attempt to land a U.S. Defense Depart-
ment service center.
Legislators say they see nothing wrong in dipping into the pork bar-
rel to prove their worth to folks back home.
With Senate and House speakers, Northwest Florida is likely to do
well in the turkey department when the final budget is passed this week.
There's also a proposed item for it that would provide $430,000 for the
Wakulla County livestock pavilion.
But some of the turkeys are in the bigger cities of Florida,. like
$250,000 to help Orlando promote a World Cup Soccer meet; $407,338
to renovate the Afro American Life Insurance building in Jacksonville;
$8.3 million for specific health clinics statewide; and $1.1 million for an
energy program in some North Florida school districts.
ROSEWOOD: The Black Caucus of Legislators led by Rep. Al Law-
son, D-Tallahassee, and Hispanic Rep. Miguel De Grandy, R-Miami,
forced the passage of a historical precedent-setting compensation bill
paying money damages to a handful of survivors of a white mob rampage
in the tiny Levy County town in 1923.
SCALLOP SEASON: A summer scallop season in bay waters from the
mouth of the Suwannee River in the gulf coast across the panhandle to
the Alabama line was approved by state officials for July 1 through Sep-
tember 30. No commercial netting or sale of bay scallops will be allowed.
S The season is to be a one-time last hurrah for recreational scallopers in
Northwest Florida coastal counties where there is still a supply of bay
scallops. After September, there will be a moratorium on scalloping in all
coastal bays of the state to allow fishery scientists to research why scal-
lop populations are dwindling. A proposed statewide ban on net fishing
along Florida's coast failed in this session this year, but is expected to be
on the ballot as a proposed constitutional amendment in November.
Bobcats Playing Havoc With Replenishing
Whoopingr Crane Population After Release
Game Management Area Reports12 of 19 Whoopers Have Been Victims of Cats
Bobcats have preyed on 12 of
19 whooping cranes released into
the wild at the Three Lakes Wild-
life Management Area in 1993.
Researchers released six more
whoopers Tuesday night as part
of the whooper reintroduction
study, and they expect this re'
lease will help them gain a better
understanding of bobcats and
how to reduce their impact on re-
Wildlife biologist Steve Nes-
bitt, who heads the whooping
crane reintroduction project, said
scientists expected fairly high
whooper mortality from predators'
early on, but they also anticipat-
ed that, the subsequent arrivals
would fare better than the early
Nesbitt said the older birds,
seem to be imparting knowledge
about danger to the younger
birds. The youngsters are learh-
ing to avoid bobcats. Scientists i
have, been helping out too, 'cap-
turing bobcats in the vicinity and
releasing them in other areas
when possible. ,
: Currently, five whoopers that
were released early last year and
State In SE
Florida is the number one ag-
ricultural state in the Southeast,,
number two east of the Mississip-
pl River and the eighth leading
agricultural state In the country,
with farm cash receipts, of $6.1
Those are some of the per-
haps surprising facts outlined in
the new "Florida Agriculture" bro-
chure published by the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Bob Crawford said the bro-
chure will help the public better,
understand the importance of ag-
riculture to the Sunshine State
and the nation.
"Florida is well known for its,
beaches and tourist attractions,
but many don't realize that Flori-
da is also the nation's winter sal-
ad bowl, providing nearly 0Q per-l
cent of the-fresh yegetatbkegrown
in' the counLry during Jgauary>.
and February," Crawford said.
Other facts about Florida ag-
riculture in the colorful brochure
include: *Palm Beach County is
the leading agricultural county in
the state, with farm cash receipts
of more r than $1.2 billion.
*Agricultural production gener-
ates more than $200 million in
farm receipts ''In 10 other
counties. *Florida accounts for
nearly 70 percent of the country's"
citrus production. *Florida nur-
sery and greenhouse production
generates sales of more than $1
billion annually. *Florida's thor-
oughbred industry has produced
33 North American champions.
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said the shallowness of the water
near shore would offer the
whoopers protection from alliga-
"We're much more concerned
about the threat posed by bob-
cats that the threat posed by alli-
gators," Nesbitt said.
After the initial release of 14
whoopers, the'survivors from that
group demonstrated aggression
toward additional birds brought
in later for the reintroduction ex-
periment. However, ,Nesbitt said
researchers have noticed that ag-
gression against newcomers has
decreased since then --, possibly
because the established birds no
longer -can distinguish between
newcomers and ;the whoopers
that have been there for a while.
Plans are to release 20
,whooping cranes per year in Flor-
ida for the next 10 years. Whoop-
ers once were common in the
southeastern United States but
disappeared from this part of the
country during pthe 1920's when d
they were over-exploited and suf-
fered huge habitat losses. -
Whooping cranes are classi-
fled as an endangered species.
~ two that were released in Decem-
ber are' roaming freely over the
.area. The six additional birds re-
leased Tuesday have been held in
a pen with brails (restraints) at-
tached to one of their wings since
their arrival Jan. 25. The new ar-
rivals comprise four males and
two females, all from the Patux-
ent Wildlife Research Center in
"Based on what the 'other
birds have done,"Nesbitt said, "we
expect the cranes to hang around
just outside the pen for a while
after we remove the brails and
the birds discover -they can fly out
One of the males managed to
break his brail after a few days
and flew out of the pen and had
to be recaptured and put back in
the pen, Nesbitt said. He said
holding the birds in the pens for
a few weeks before freeing them
is important in that it enables the
whoopers to adjust to the climate,
sounds, topography -and other
unfamiliar features of the area
before they have to cope With
freedom in their' new environ-
"We deliberately' skeWed the
sex ratio to include mostly males
in this new group." Nesbitt said.
'We've found that mortality is
high among females, possibly be-
cause they are smaller ,than the
males. We'll watch to see how
this works out. Then, on the next
release in March, we'll release
He said the females will have
grown larger by then and. hope-
fully, will prove less vulnerable to
Researchers also are tying to
help the birds learn how to avoid
danger. Biologists will herd the
new arrivals to the edge of a lake
near the release site for the first
couple of nights. That's to en-
courage them to roost in the wa-
ter where they will be less vulner-
able to bobcats, Nesbitt said. He
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, April 14, 1994 PAGE 7B
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words
50 for each additional word
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
TUESDAY AT NOON- --
'86,Isuzu pickup, runs good, tint-
ed windows, nice wheels, $1,250 obo.
1986 Cadillac 'Fleetwood Broug-
ham, excellent condition, $5,000. Call
after 6 p.m., CST, 648-5476. 2tc 4/14
1989 Lincoln Town Car (sable
brown), low mileage, 47,500. Great
condition, $9,500.. Credit union fi-
nancing available. Call 229-8079.
1990 Plymouth Laser, RS turbo,
excel, cond., white, Premier stereo,
air, cruise, new Eagle GA tires. 648-
4246. tfc 4/7
CASH NOW BUYING
Used Cars and Trucks. Local and
out-of-state vehicles. Two locations' to
serve you. Mayhann Motor; Port St.
Joe, 229-6584, Mayhann Used Cars,
14' fiberglass bateau, 9 1/2
Johnson with trailer, good outfitL
$975. Also 20' boat that has lot of
possibilities w/goqd trailer. 227-7292
or 827-2902. ltp4/14
14' Kennedy raft. 1984 Johnson
outboard trolling motor, galv. trailer,
great condition and ready to go. Joel
Martin, 229-8577. tfc 4/14
Shrimp boat 35', Two 22 1/2' flat
nets, one 30 bib net, VHF, stereo,
good condition, ready to shrimp,
$6,300. Call Jim 229-2784. 3tc 4/14
16' Lowe bass boat, full tilt galv.
Dry Dock trailer, 65 hp Suz. motor,
many extras. $3,250. Call 647-8771.
1981 115 Mercury outboard,
completely rebuilt, stainless prop,
Joel Martin, 229-8577. tfc 4/7
STEVE'S OUTBOARD SERVICE,
White City, anytime, 827-2902.
Unfurnished 14'x80' 3 bedroom,
2 bath, trailer. Assume payments
',with small equity & move. Call 227-
1230. 3tc 4/14
2 bedroom furnished trailer in
Highland View. $250 month, $175 de-
posit. 227-1260, leave message.
2 bedroom, 1 bath -unfurnished
trailer, $300 water furnished, St. Joe,
Beach, 647-5327. tfc 3/31
2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath. town-
house,. unfurnished,. Port St., Joe.
227-7573. tfc 4/7 :
PINE RIDGE APTS., Rents start-
ing at $225.00 per mo. Affordable
Living for low to middle income fami-
lies. Featuring 1, 2 & 3 bedroom
apts. with cen. h&a, eriergy saving
appliances, patios & outside storage.
Rental assistance programs available.
(904) 227-7451. Equal Housing.
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 bdrmn.,
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-
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
No need for' wet carpets. Dry
clean them With HOST. Use rooms
right away. Rent machine. St. Joe
Furniture, 227-1251. thru 12/94
LONG TERM RENTALS
517 4th St., (Downtown),
Port St. Joe.
2 duplexes, 2 BR, 1 ba.,
stove, refrigerator, a/c, new-
ly renovated, $225 plus wa-
Duplex, 2/3 BR, .1 ba.,
stove, refrigerator, central
Call Gulfaire Realty,
of Bay Co., Inc.
e ,, t4/14
OFFICE SPACE. Call George
Duren at 229-6031 and leave mes'-
sage. tfc 4/7
a*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 &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment. washer/
dryer hook-up. ,. I
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Warehouses, small and large,
some with office, suitable for small
business, 229-6200. tfc 4/7
3 Family Yard Sale: Friday and
Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1604 Gar-
rison Ave. Kids clothing, shoes, record
player & film projector. Jr. size 3 &
small clothing, misc. furniture, coun-
try crafts, baskets, dishes, Ilinens,
glassware, ttipperware, small appli-
ances, books plus much more.
Garage Sale: April 15th & 16th,
corner of Balboa & Hwy. 98, St. Joe
Beach, nine till two p.m. Itp 4/14
4 family garage sale: Saturday,
April 16th, 8 a.m. until. Corner Ala-
bama & Sea St., Seashores Subd.
Furniture, sewing machine, fish
aquarium, bunk bed, infant, chil-
dren's, adult clothes. Lots of goodies,
Rain cancels. ltp 4/14
Big Carport Sale: 130 & 136 San-
ta Anna, St. Joe Beach. Lots of ladies'
clothes, electric lawn mower, 2 reclin-
ers, bar stool and. lots more. Satur-
day, April 16th, 8 a.m. 4 p.m.
Yard Sale: Saturday, April 16th,
115 Hunter Circle, 8 a.m. until. Living
room furniture, keyboard stand &
case, computer printer, c.d., t.v. and
radio tubes, 1960-61 Cadillac car
parts, trampoline, bike and many oth-
er items. Call 227-1311. Itc 4/14
3 family yard sale, Balboa St., St.
Joe Beach, Saturday and Sunday if
needed. Lots, of furniture & baby
stuff. Also 16' Lowe. bass boat with
many extras. Itp 4/14
Garage Sale: Miscellaneous
items, doors, flooring, lots of different
things from construction builders and
lots, of good buys on other items. 316
Hatley' Dr., Mexico Beach. Follow
signs, Saturday, 8 a.m., April 16.
LOST: Blue canvas bag contain-'
ing two cameras, Polaroid & Canon
35 mm. Near Mexico Beach on Sun-
day, March 20. Call collect 904-878-
9551. 2te 4/7
Monitor: Temporary position for
high school graduate. Post secondary
training or experience in bookkeeping
and/or teaching preferred. Previous
JTPA experience and demonstrated
knowledge of the JTPA program and
regulations may be substituted for
the post secondary training or experi-
ence. Individual must have above av-
erage oral and written communiauon
skills. Salar.: $9 59/hour. Send re-
sumes to P. 0. Box 2238. Panama
City, FL 32-102. Deadline: April 25
1994. EOE. ltc 4/14.
Full-time truck driver, must have
CDL license, class A or B and be at
least 25 years old. Health and dental
insurance & retirement. Apply at Flor-
ida Mining, Hwy. 71. Port St. Joe.
Temporary Summer Employ-
ment with the Private Industry
SSummer Youth Employment
Counselors. Experience working with
youth preferred. Approximately ten
weeks. From $7.94 per hour. D.O.E.
Send resume and cover letter to
Post Office Box 2238, Panama City,
Florida 32302. Deadline: April 22,
1994. E.O.E. Itc 4/14
Taking applications for' front
desk, housekeeping, bartenders and
maintenance. Apply in person, El
Governor Motel. 2te 4/7
Nursing assistant positions avail-
able. Training for certification provid-
ed. CNA positions also available. Ap-
ply in person, Bay St. Joseph' Care
Center.. tfc 4/7
ES a nd ...S.ERV.J 1yAYICE
PROFESSIONAL house cleaning
done. Homes, condos, townhomes,
etc. Reasonable rates. Call 647-
3575. 2tc 4/7
All phase carpentry, suspended
ceilings, residential comrrnercial.
639-3028. tfc 4/7
& Income Tax
Wauneta Brewer St. Joe Beach
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
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Cuts, Color, Frosting, Perms
Betty's Beauty Salon
A Family Salon"
311 Madisonr St. Betty Heath
Oak Grove Owner/Mgr.
STUTZMAN CONST. CO.
All Types Roofing
30- years experience
Lic. 11RB0030039. RC 0038936
VWhere Quality Is HiglIer
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
sepic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box AIC, Port St. Joe
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 4:00 p.m. &
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
All meetings at First Baptist Church
of Port St. Joe, all times eastern
CHILDCARE. I will keep kids in
i--my home. CPR training, .fenced in
backyard. age newborn to school.'age.
Call 229-6733 anytime. Monday
through Friday. tfc 4/7
SKIP'S LAWN CARE, call 639-
5250 or leave message. 639-3267..
r CLAYTON CONCRETE .
Sidewalk Patios Driveways
._. Call for Free Estimates .
Do you really want to wash your
own windows? You may change your
mind when you call for
a free estimate.
Very reasonable prices.
"tr 4 /7
PAINTING & all types
5% Sr. Citizens Discount
DESIGN INSTALLATION REPAIRS FREE ESTIMATES
,Satisfaction ABSOLUTELY Guaranteed j
MOWING RAKING WEEDING EDGING ETC.
C.J.'S Lawn Service
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe & Port St. Joe
"I Will Work For You!"
Mexico Beach, FL (904) 648-8492 Lic. #5455
)& Port St. Joe Lodge No. 11
-JIM. Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m., Masonic Hall,
.214 Reid Ave.
Jim Mannon, W.M.
Bill Jordonr, Sec.
T.L.C. Lawn Service
All Types pf Yard Wor .
MOWING, RAKING, TRIMMING.
WEEDING, CLEAN OUTS
AND ROOF SWEEPING.
REASONABLE MONTHLY OR
SEASONAL RATES AVAILABLE.
639-5660 Tripp Barrier
SPRINKLER SYSTEMS ,
Violet Pippin Rd. DALKEITH
Good Work Doesn't Cost, It Pays
Brush Chipping. Stump Gri, ding
Rt. 2 Box 53 Charles Tipton,
Port St. Joe, FL 647-3405
FAYE'S NAIL SALON
TOTAL NAIL CARE
Certified Nail Tecnnican
1905 Long Ave.. Port St. Joe -.
JOHN F. LAW
26 Years of Experience
Injuries and Accidents.
No charge for first conference ..
7229 Deer Haven Road, P.C.
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
A Gift Shop for
CHILDREN of all Ages
Books Toys etc,
My Very Own Book
528 6th St. Phone 227-1636
St. Joe Rental-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Port St. Joe 227-2112
Surfside Serenity Group, 1st
United Methodist Church, 22nd St.,
Mexico Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday
- 7:30. All times central. 647-8054.
HALL LAWN &
We Believe in Quality Work,
Leave the work up to us. Thank you.
Give Us A Call at 227-7350
CATHERINE L. COLLIER
Independent Sales Represenlan e
211 Allen Memorial Way a.Port St. Joe
We Buy, Pawn, Sell or Trade
Indian Swamp Campground
Hwy. C-387, Howard Creek
S & D DATA SERVICE
Complete Word Processing Services
Resumes Term Papers Letters *
Etc. Quick Turnaround
Fax Service *
COSTIN INSURANCE AGENCY
AlI Forms df Insurance
322 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Licensed & Insured
Kevin O'Neill, Owner 229-8635
LAWN & GARDEN
Small Engine Repair
*Lawn Mowers F-
Weed Eaters ',
Chain Saws j
'* Generators -.,
328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
Call With A Smile House Clean-
ing & House Sitting, 229-6348.
VCR REPAIR CENTER
321 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
Mon. Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-1
; L; Free Estimates
Phone (904) 227-3660
HEAT & A/C CONTROLS
ROBERT L. (Bob) HOLLAND
Lic. EROO13401 Mobile 227-5634
We Can Build Any Trailer of Your Choice
St. Joe Custom Trailers
WelManufactura Our Trailers Right
Boat Trailers Farm Implement
and/or Lo-Boy Trailers & Repair
Mobile 227-5234 227-3428
.2319 W. Hwy. 98, Highland View
Owner & Managed by Ray N. Smith
5x10 10x10 '10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
--- -- --
SSt. Joe Rent-All, Inc. |
SSmall Engine Repairs
Factory Warranty Center
r '._, Tillers I
1. 3- Chain saws
--* Engine Sales I|
. 706 1st St.-St. Joe
I Lo _NJ
American Legion Bingo Thurs-
da night, 7:00 p.m. Cash prizes. Ear-
ly bird 5:00 p.m. Meetings 1st Mon-
day of each, month, 8:00 p.m.
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous Years of '7
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks Body
& Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
See or Call BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Violet Pippin Road
From Foundation to Finish,
For All Your Building Needs
Fax (904) 229-8470
HC-1 Cessna Drive
Port St. Joe, FL
Harmon's Heavy Equipment Co.
Specializing In Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 or 648-5767 if no answer
LIC 1.' 0051).-12
FREE ESTIMATES ; 00511O08
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAl.
INsrALLATION 01- WALER LINE.'S AND w- '
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA 904/229-6821
rftl.xa, on THE STAR, PORT ST. JOEFL a THURSDAY, April 14, 1994
Absolute cleaning service, experi-
enced need only to apply. 227-7584.
ask Jerry. 2tc 4/7
Part-time cook at St. Joseph's
Bay Country Club,' salary based on
experience. Pick up applications be-
tween -one-5:00 p.m. at the restau-
rant. 2tc 4/7
Dietary help wanted; one part
time cook, two.dietary aides.. Apply in
person at Bay St. Joseph Care Cen-
POSTAL JOBS, Start $11.41/hr.
For exam and application info. call
' (219) 769-8301 ext. FL515, 9 am 9
pm., Sun.-Fri. 4tp 4/7
Now hiring mature and de-
pendable employee for part &
full time year around posi-
tions. We offer competitive
wages, meal discounts, paid
vacation, advance opportuni-
ties. Only happy, smiling
people need apply. Apply in
person, Thursday through
Saturday, 8 a.;n. 10:30
a.m., 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Computer for sale, Packard Bell
386 SX, 107 MB HD, 4 MB Ram, VGA
monitor included plus color printer
and many extras. $1,200.00. 647-
3384. -Itp 4/14
T.V., VCR & tape cabinet, $75;
sold oak foot and headboard set
.$100'; double recliner love seat $200;
one year old 14' ch. freezer $150. One
Snew, never used,- high wheel 5 hp
mower $175; Sears car top carrier
;'$75. Call 227-1255, If no answer,
leave message. ltp 4/14
An Independently Owned and Operalted Memr.
tier of Cold ell Banker Residential Affaiiaies. inc.
Expect the best.r
ST. JOE CHARM: Corner lot, beauti-
tul landscaping, brick, 4- br or 3 br
ith a den, 2 ba., 1400 sq It., lots of
storage, large screened in porch, all
kitchen apphances. This one won't last
ST. JOE STARTER HOME: just re-
duced, 3 br, I ba. large comer lot, all
kitchen appliances, slor. shed, new
root'. vinyl siding, some furnishings
included, great 0alue for the money ,
WATERFRONT ON THE CHIPOLA:
2 acres, 200 on the river, 3 br, 2 ba.,
3200 sq. It main houe w,.'stone firc-
place & Ig screened in porch, I br cot-
tage, 2 br mobile home, floabng dock,
.ish house, within WVea city limits,
owner will finance! $199,000.
CAPE SAN BLAS ON ST. JOE BAY:
100' on the Bay, 600 ft. deep, beautiful
lots. Priced to sell at $45,000 each, only
GULF VIEW EXECUTIVE HOME: 3
br, 2 ba, approx. 3000 sq. ft., garden
landscaping, gourmet kitchen, patios,
decks, located in Gulf County's most
desirable neighborhood. $175,000.
GULF FRONT/GULF VIEW TOWN
HOMES: Cape San Bias, 2 or 3 bed-
room units,, completely furnished,
pool, tennis courts, fantastic views.
Priced between $110,000 and $179,000.
Some units owner financing with 10%
CHERYL SUMMERS, Realtor
MIKE BRADY, Realtor
Combined two households no
room must sell: Signed & numbered
country prints; off-white textured
loveseat, great condition, may deliver,
$100; oak laminated night stand,
$10; brass floor lamp. ,$10; 39 pc.
"Ambrosia" stoneware dishes, $20;
Phonemate telephone/answering ma-
chine, $25; 40 pc. Oneida stainless.
$250; solid cream full size comforter
set $15; 2 brown vinyl covered bar
stools, $6 plus many more Items. Call
227-2191. If not sold, can been at
yard sale Friday and Saturday at
1604 Garrison Ave. ltc 4/14
Wingback style queen sofa sleep-
er. matching arm chair, 2 end tables,
coffee table, rocker, all in great condi-
tion. Call 648-5235, all for $375.
Used clothes dryer, old but work-
ing, 229-8421. Itc 4/14
Motorola hand held
phone, carry case, auto quick
$100. Travel battery saver, $
iniant car seat, bDay carter, mo-
torized swing, Johnny jump up, walk-
er, bath tub, tub' toys, shoes, toys,
baby bag, clothes, 648-5435.
BAHAMA CRUISE! 5 days/ 4
nights, Underbookedl Must sell
$279/couple. Limited tickets. (407)
767-8100 ext. 2269, Monday. Sat. 9
a.m. 1 p.m. 4tp 4/14
GOLD, GOLD, GOLD. Sell us
your scrap gold. St. Joe Pawn, 212
Williams Ave., Port St. Joe.
"WORK LIKE A CHAMP' Two
color TVs, remote $85; regular color,-
-only $65. 647-3116. 4tc 4/7
Mushroom compost, $14 per
yard plus, you pick up. 648-5165.
27" GE drop-in electric ranges, El
Governor Motel. 2tc 4/7
Cypress Lawn Furniture, swings,
privacy fence. pecky and dead-head
lumber. Call Roy. 827-6869, White
Buy Sell Trade St Joe Pawn,
Guns Gold '- Jewelry have large se-
lection of old costume Jewelry, 212
Williams Ave., 227-3171.
35 ft. fifth-wheel Travel Trailer.
Loaded. good cond.. needs minor re-
pairs, elec./gas water auto furnace,
water pump, 2-way refrig., large,
roomy, easy 'to handle. Will also sell
tow-vehicle with trailer 'if desired.
Both unils 198G6 models. Phone 227-
3569 for appt. tfc 4/7
Old brick, clean two. get I free.
Call George. 229-8398. Lfe 4/7
Electrolux and all other vacu-
ums, repairs and sales- bags, any-
thing for any vacuum and any, central
built-in vac's. Callaway .Vacuum &
Sewing Machines. Tyndall Parkway,
near Hwy. 22, Panama City. FL
32404. 763-7443 or 1-800-717-7253.
pd. thru 9/1/94
Craftsman tools and Die Hard
batteries are available now at West-
ern Auto Store, 219 Reid Ave. 227-
1105. tfc 4/7
1984 14'x70' mobile home, .3
bdrm., 2 ba., cen. h&a, front porch,
partially furnished. 639-5101.
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 4/7
Western Auto Special. Computer
spin balance 4 tires and tire rotation.
$19.95. 227-1105. tfc 4/7
Port St Joe Western Auto now
honoring Panama City Western Auto
Co. store advertised tire sale prices.
Computerized WHEEL ALIGNMENT.
Sears Card now at Port SL Joe Vest-
ern Auto. Discover TOOl 227-1105.
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
SMexico Beach, FL 32410
J (904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
Commercial & Investment
Specializing in Vacation
Mini-Warehouse Rentals Available
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor
ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
L Z7-arw'^s~ -^^
Looking for Mr. Gorgeous? 3 year
old PHBA AQHA palomino gelding,
beautiful color, gentle & good mind.
15.1 hands and ready to show or trail
ride. For more information call (904)
827-68-12 or 827-1767. 2tc 4/14
HAPPY JACK MANGE LOTION:
promotes healing and hair growth to
any mange, hot spot, or fungus on
dogs & horses without steroids Avail-
able O-T-C BARFIELD'S LAWN &
GARDEN 229-2727. 10tc 3/10
Tired of discount store dry dog
foods? Ask BARFIELD LAWN & GAR-
DEN 229-2727 about HAPPY JACK
PRO-BRED MEAT RATION. SOY
FREE,. -Less Kennel cleanup.' Con-
tains NO BHT or Ethoxyquin.
What's So Different About the
Happy Jack 3-X Flea Collar6 it
works!!I Contains NO sr rlhetic p -
rethroids. For dogs & cats! Baricld s
Lawn & Garden. 229-2727.
D25. 648- Teac 4 track Tascam 244 Porta-
studio, excellent condition, cost over
tc 4/14 $1,200. Asking $425. 227-3121. -
'Sofa sleeper, striped $200. 227-
White, iron bunk bed with mat-
:tresses and built-in ladder, double
bed on bottom, single on top. $700.
30 gal. aquarium with stand and ac-
cessories. $130. 647-8035. 2tp'4/14
15.6 cu. foot almond Whirlpool
refrigerator, 648-8767. 2tc 4/14
Tent, Back-pack, (4 persons)
$100; water sack, 2 gal. camping
$2; child back pack $3; fishing
rods, $5 & $10; ladies roughout
boots size 10 1/2 $5; table por-
celain top $50; wood china cabi-
net 46"lx16"d z 71" h $250;
queen size dust ruffle (blue) $5; '
wood bats $4; elec. smokeless
grill (portable) S25; stainless'
elec. skillet $20; Poncho (Army)
NEW $5; Seveda garment steam-'
er NEW S3; Robeson auto. can
opener & sharpener NEW $8;
Proctor-Silex 2 sl. toaster NEW
$10; Regal coffee maker drip 4-
12 cup NEW $10; men's leather
dress belt 38: NEW $10: leather
steel-toe work boot size 12 NEW
$25; misc. clothes, winter Jack-
ets, sweaters, -etc. Miscellaneous
items, S.10 each. 647-8822 AF-
TER 5:00 p.m.
[ Public Notices J
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 94-80
WILLIAM It. CAR, JR.,
ANDREW C. RICIHARDS and Wife,
ANGELA M. RICI ARDS,
St. Joe Beach, 5424 Americus, .2
bdrm., 2 ba., cen; ,heat and air, car--
port, deck, fenced yard. 647-5369.
1991. 28'x70' mobile home on
corner lot on St. Joe Beach. 3 bdrin, 2
ba. and newly built shed in fenced in
backyard. Many extras. Must see to
appreciate. $5h.000 obo. 647-8035.
Luxurious 2 bedroom brick
ranch home in desirable Port St. Joe
neighborhood. Two car garage, large
master bedroom with spacious walk
in closet, 2 baths great room, formal
dining room, indoor laundry room,
glassed in porch, satellite TV, large,
swimming pool. For sale by owner.
Shown by appointment only. 229-
8276. 2tp 4/14
Large lot, comer of Barbara Drive
& Garrison Ave, Ward Ridge. Call
229-8094. 4tp 3/31'
Wewa 2 lots, Catalpa Road.
Septic, electricity & water on site, 2
car carport & large boat shed, $8,000.
647-3277. 4tp 3/2,4
3 bedroom, 1 bath, Ig. liv. rm.,
laundry room, carport w/utility room.
Nice quiet neighborhood, reduced to
$35,000 obo. Call 229-6055.
2 bedroom, 1 bath house on 1/2
acre lot, 7 miles north of Overstreet.
Call 648-8433. tfc 4/7
1/2 acre lot with septic tank,
$9,500. Overstreet Road. Owner fi-
nancing. 227-2020. ask for Bill).
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery
Road. I mile off OQerstreet Road. 9
miles south of Wewa. Owner financ-
ing. Call 229-6961. tfc 4/7
FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage and envelope supplied.
Send request to Bible Study. P. 0.
Box 758. Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
St Joe, FL
Special legal authority under which the
adoption is authorized and the law being imple-
mented and interpreted are made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by
Charles T. Watson, Director of Support Services;
and approved for consideration by B. Walter Wild-.
Rule =te .
2.54 Retirement Benefits for Non-General
Fund Positions :
5.6224 Retirement Benefits for Non-General
6.424 Retirement Benefits for Non-General
1.61 Place of Meetings .
Publish: April 14 & 21, 1994.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Andrew C. Richards
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Corn-
plain to foreclose an Agreement for Deed covering
real property In Gulf County, Florida, described as
follows has been filed against you:
Commence at a concrete monument mark-
ing the Northwest Corner of the NE 1/4 of Sectioi
33, T4S, RI 1W, Gulf County. Florida and thence
go N8930'30' E. along .the North boundary of said
Section 33 for 670 feet; thence go S00*0740" E.
for 67.60 feet to a point on the Southerly right-of-
way line of County Road (right of way lien as per
field monumentatlon) for the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. From said Point of Beginning go N89'30'30"
E. along said right-of-way line for 105.00 feet;
thence S0007'40" E. for 210.00 feet; thence
S8930'30" W. for 105.00 feet; thence N00*07'40"
W. for 210.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said
parcel of land lying and being in the NE 1/4 of
Sect. 33, 5S, RIIW, Gulf County, Florida. and
having an area of 0.51 acres, more or less. ALSO,
known as Lot 1. "
and you are required to serve- a copy of your
Answer or other response to the Complaint on
PlaintiffTs Attomrney: ROBERTM, MOORE, P. 0. Box
248, Port St Joe, FL: 32456, and file the original
thereof in the Circuit Court Clerk's Office. Gulf-
County Courthouse. Port St. Joe,. Florida. on or be-
fore the second day of May. 1994. If you fail to do
so, a Final Judgment for the relief sought may be
granted by Default.
DATED this the 23rd day of March. 1994.
BENNY C. ULISTER,
Clerk of Circuit Court
by: /s/ Tonya Knox, Deputy Clerk'
Publish Mar. 31, April 7, 14 and-21, 1994
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
PUrposle and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
provided .for in the Administrative Procedures Act,
for the purpose of bringing said policies into com-.
pllance with Florida Statutes and State B6ard of
Summary- The following is a brief descrip-
lion of each proposal change of Chapter 6GX23..
2 54 Reoremernt Benefits for Non-General.'
5.6224 Retirement Benefits for Non-General
6.424 Retirement Benefits for Non-General .
1.61 Place of Meetings
Economic Impact: This proposals will result
in no direct costs .associated with implementation.
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE HELD
ATi -. .
Time- 600 p m E T
Date Tuesday. May 3, 1994
Place Doard Rourn, Gulf County School
Board Office, 502 Niles Road, Port St. Joe, FL
The entire text of the proposed rules can be
inspected during regular office hours at the. Gulf
County School Board Office, 502 Niles Road Portf
Wanted to Buy: Good. used
heavy duty mixer. reasonably priced.
Call 229-6 154 after 6 p.m.
WANTED: Retired. able-bodied.
fishing buddy for non-commercial In-
shore fishing trips In 16'. O/B boaL
Fishing. shrimping. oystering. etc.
Call Bill. 229-6023. ltp 4/14
WANTED: Anyone who has a
white cap & gown to donate to Gulf
County Adult School. It would be
greatly appreciated. Call 227-1744 be-
Wanted to Buy; Good. used late
model 2 bedroom. 14' wide mobile
home. call 648-5162 before 2:00 p.m.
Where can you find a new or used
What if you have a pedigreed for sale?
How can you arrange to rent
for your fishing trip? Who's
. going to make those
- reservations for you?
help to find a new j ? Where will my
ad generate the most inquiries?
Get the picture? If you need answers, turn to our classified!
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE,'FL THURSDAY, April 14, 1994
10 "lr V
IN TI IE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENtl I
JUDICIAL CIRCUrrIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUN'IY
Case N, 41-22
OWEN S. TRAPPED, JR. and wife,
CAROLELLA D. TRAPPE,
MARSHALL 11. 1IAAS, SrEVE SIRANG, and I AIA
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: Marshall H. Haas
Whose last known address is:
2t6u, Lrjr,,,\ lRoad Apt 109
Adti,nt. C \ 3032m
c/o Morrii W Mucey
Attorney at Law
133 Carnegie Way, N.W.
., .Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30303
Whose last known address Is:
5 Conc. ursc Parklu..v'
32rnd Fluor ,
Ad.Lnta. GA 30326
c/o James Morton
Attorney at Law
BouduranL Mi ,r. & Elmore
39K:0 One Ailaritic Center
1201 W Peac huee Street
AtlanLta CA 30309
Wrose laLt kniTr, address is
5 Concourse Park.ay
Atlanta, GA 30328
c/o James Morton 4
Attorney at Law
DobdutianI. Mixon & Elmore
3900 One Atlantllc Center
1201 W Peachtree Street
Atlanta. GA 30309
AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foeclose a mortgage on the following property
In Gulf County, Florida, to-wit:
SBegin at the Northwest Comer of Gov-
eminent Lot 4. Section 36. Township
S8 South. Range 12 West GulfCounty;
Florida. thence N 0014'43 E along the
East line of Government Lot 2, said
Section 36 for 300.00 feet, thence N
89".45'17W for 1017 feet, more or
Sless, to the Gulf'of Mexico; thence
Southeasterly along the edge of said
Gulf for 306 feet, more or less, to a
point on a line that bears N
S6945'17W fomn the Point or Begin.
ning. thence S 8945IT E for 955 leet,
more or leas to mue Poant of Begin.
has been tlled against )ou and you are required to
aerve a copy ofr iour answer to the Complatni on
Alomrne) at Law
PO Box 2526
Panama Ct~. FL 32-402
and file the cnginal ans er or pleading in the of'
lice of the clerk of the Ctircuit C, url ,or, r bt'ore
the 16th day oflIay. 199-1 If yu fal to do do so.
judgmiert by default till be taker, against you for
the relief demanded in the Corrplaint
This notice shall be published once each
%eek for four conrsecuti.e ueeks in The Star. a
newspaper prm-ted in Port St Joe. Florida
WITNESS rm) hrd anrd the seal of this
Court Ir, Pon SL Joe. Gull' Counrty. Florida. this
7th da, of Apil. 1391
BENNY C LISTiR Clerk
by TONYA KNOX D.puty Clerk
PublLta Apnril 21 28. arnd May 5 1994