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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15,1994
Board Seeks Way to
Deny Insurance Claim
Vows to Fight Janie Richter's $35,000 Award
.. .a for Workers'Compensation Harassment Claim
Ousted Gulf County Sheriff Al Harrison took
advantage of Tuesday night's meeting to point to
what he terms discrepancies in the entire investi-
It Is Time to
Letters to Santa
not pout, you
better not cry.
S, yod better be
*- -Ot .... od m ." telln't
Claus is coming
a" /'ber and time to
-,'-A L get to the task
"JO- H of writing those
letters to Santa
Claus for the
4 ,', ,/ young and
/", J .:r young at heart.
Santa has al-
S \ checking his list
~ ___," __./' and going over
it twice with hlis
l I ,.- ~?will print all let-
ters to Santa in
the issue just before Christmas. Just as it has in the past. All letters
must be received by Friday. December 16. at noon in order to be
printed. To help out in this project. The Star is asking that all kids
get busy now and get those letters in, so they may be typeset and
forwarded on to Santa Claus at the North Pole.
Drop your letters by The Star at 308 Williams Avenue in Port
St. Joe or mail them to: The Star, P.O. Box 308, Port St. Joe. FL
gatlon of his office, awarding individuals 'large
amounts of cash for false stories" while he faces
loss of his possessions without being charged.
Santa Claus will be in We-
wahitchka in a giant parade
and city-wide festivities' Satur-
Santa will arrive in town' at
10 a.m., where he will be avail-
able for ,pt9..9gap hs with, the
-.. l edren' ril 12.30." -
Decorating of the communi-
ty Christmas Tree will get un-
derway at 10 a.m., with mem-
bers of the community invited
to participate, utilizing decora-
tions made from recycleable
materials. The lighting of the
tree will take place at a cere-
mony immediately following
The gigantic Christmas pa-
rade, with Santa as the honored
guest, will begin at 5:00 p.m.
with floats, the band, horses,
decorated cars and people, and
many colorful entries.
The entire day, .Saturday,
will be filled with activities
such as games, face painting,
pony rides, toy walk and cake
walk. The Optimist club will be
selling barbecue chicken din-
ners at the old Courthouse and
will give away money in a fund-
The day of festivities and
Santa's visit, is being spon-
sored by the Wewahitchka
Chamber of Commerce.
One thing was clear at Tues-
day's County Commission meet-
Ing, the Board is steamed that
their workman's compensation
trisurance company. Specialized
Risk, has settled a $35.000 claim
with former Gulf County Sheriffs
Department employee. Janle
Richter. without their knowledge.
Mrs. Richter, wife of SheriffTs
Capt. Ray Richter. had filed for
workman's compensation alleging
that she had been sexually mo-
lested while on the job 'by. sus-
pended Gulf County Sheriff Al
Harrison on October 25, 1993.
The county's beef was that a set-
tlement of $35,000 had been
reached during a workman's com-
pensation hearing between Rich-
ter and her attorney, Douglas
Dykes; the county's insurance
carrier. Specialized Risk, and the
judge presiding over the hearing.
without the county being notified
that the procedures were even
Commission Chairman Mi-
chael Hammon said that the
claim had been denied several
times previously and the most re-
cent hearing was held without the
county being notified. Hammond
continued stating that the lady he
had contacted at the workman's
compensation office was very sur-
prised that a hearing had been
held and settlement made with-
out the county's carrier or insu-
rance company notifying the
county of the proceeding.
SEEK DECISION REVERSAL
-. Hammond asked County at-
torney Barbara Sanders what the
county's position Is to possibly
appeal the decision that had been
reached through the hearing pro-
cess. Sanders said she felt that
since the Board had not been no-
tified' of the hearing they could
probably file at motion to recon-
sider or set aside the decision on
that basis. Sanders suggested
that she get with the carrier's at-
torney and discuss the position of
the board. Commissioner Billy
Traylor made a motion that Sand-
ers follow through with seeking to
have the decision reversed. War-
ren Yeager seconded the motion,
which received unanimous ap-
proval by the Commissioners.
Suspended Sheriff Al Harri-
son told the Board, "It's a sad day
for Gulf County when $35,000
can be awarded In this settlement
and he had not even been con-
tacted to testify at a hearing or
charged with any crime concern-
ing Ms. Richter." Harrison said he
felt Richter was being rewarded
for cooperating with the. Florida
Department of Law 'Enforcement
Schools Sending Out 30-Page Report
n A Difficult-to-Understand Form
Compiled, Edited, Prepared and Mandated by State DOE
'The FDLE, the Lord, myself
and her all know that she had
lied," Harrison said. "But yet they
can remove me from office and I
don't get a hearing It's mighty
ironic that neither one of us gets
a hearing but one of us gets
:$35,000 and the other doesn't get
his pay for six months. All this
does is feed fuel to people who
are going out here and telling a
lie for money and that's exactly
S Harrison was removed: from'
office on June: 8 by Governor
Lawton Chiles after the FDLE ac-
cused the three-term Republican
sheriff of obstructing their inves-
tigation probing into alleged sexu-'
al misconduct involving Inmates
and employees of the sheriffs de-
Harrison said he had been
tried in the newspapers and that
he and his family had been tor-
tured over and over again, yet he
had 'never once been given the op-
portunity to defend himself. "If
you've ever heard a rumor that
I'm going to deal out or plea out
you're wrong." Harrison said. "I
will never plead to something I
didn't do. I promise you that."
Commissioner Billy Traylor
said, "Nobody deserves to be put
through what Sheriff Al Harrison
and his family have been put
through with no charges being
filed against him. The Governor
has sat on his can for six months
and still has not done anything .
SIt's.not right,"' Traylor said.
INTERIM SHERIFF COATS
Chairman Hammond peti-
tioned the Board to adopt a reso-
lution requesting that Governor
Chiles remove Interim Sheriff
James Coats from his position re-
instating Sheriff Harrison or ap-
pointing a local replacement that
the county could work with.
Coats was appointed interim,
sheriff after Harrison's suspen-
sion 6n'June 8 by Gov. Chiles. He
was a major with the Pinellas
County Sheriffs Department at
the time of his appointment
During Harrison's presenta-
tion to the board he accused
Coats of being a "mouthpiece" for
the FDLE, pointing out that he
has cooperated with the FDLE
"nd "spoon-fed" the media with
information about problems in!
the sheriffs department Harrison
said, "I could, go to Pinellas
County today :and take over as
Sheriff and find plenty of fault in
Pinellas County also."
Coats responded stating he
was not a mouthpiece for the
FDLE and that part of the turmoil
in the department stemmed from
the Isuspension of' Harrison.
Coats went on, "But if the Board
Chairman Michael Ham-
mond charges Interim Sheriff
Coats with being .a "mouth-
piece" of FDLE.
Coats says it isn't so, and
defends his activities since
is under the impression that
there were not deficiencies within
that department then you're
Hammond questioned Coats
further asking, 'You stated that
you didn't feed things to the press
... but you stated that numerous
law enforcement officers, deputies
-and correctional officers were un-
certified when you came here.
When you put that in the paper,
it made it seem like we were a
bunch of hicks, all of us carrying;
guns, and nobody was certified.
Actually how many road deputies
and correction officers were not
certified when you got here? Is it
true thatno one was uncertified?"
Coats replied, "Some weren't cer-
tified and a number of them were
(See DENY CLAIM on Page 8)
Parents of-Gulf County's school children are due to receive a
"report card" this week which will outline progress, or lack of
progress, their child's school has made since the last school
year. The report will catalog accomplishments or lack of accom-
plishments of their child's school for the year 1993-94. the previ-
ous school year.
The reports are compiled, prepared and mandated by the De-
S apartment of Education out of their Tallahassee headquarters. In-,
formation on the reports was gathered as a result of reporting
guidelines for local schools last year. While the information in
the report is probably accurate, it is presented in such a manner
that even school officials agree will be hard for the average lay-
man to grasp and understand. Containing about 30 pages of
graphs, tables, percentages and comparative figures, the reports
go fully in depth for someone who will take the time and effort to
fully analyze what they say.
THERE'S GOOD AND THERE'S BAD
The report would have one to believe that a student can go to.
school at Highland View with a perfect sense of well-being and
safety while on the other hand, it also indicates that he should
take a bodyguard with him when he attends Port St. Joe High
School. These two schools are given grades to both extremes of
safety while in fact administrators report that methods of keep-
ing records for the DOE report has more to do with the informa-
tion on the paper than the actual condition. of any school
throughout the county.
For instance, the report shows Port St. Joe High School had
261 instances of disorderly conduct and 140 instances of fight-
ing reported last year. This was in a district total where only 264
disorderly conducts were reported and 225 instances of fighting
Port St. Joe High School Principal Wes Taylor said he record-
ed a disorderly conduct when a student gave another one so
,much as a dirty look. 'This is the way the guidelines on the DOE
directions said to fill out the report, and it's the way I did it. Ac-
tually our school is as safe ais any other in the county in so far
as disorderly conduct and fighting is concerned. Very few other
instances of misbehavior were. reported in any of the schools.
These Included possession of alcohol, arson, assault, battery,
firearm possession and such charges. The most infractions were
for assault with 18 in Port St. Joe High School and six in Wewa-
hitchka High School.
Scholastically all schools in Gulf County received good re-
ports. Keeping in mind that the reports were compiled, printed
and sent to Gulf County by the DOE, the report gives a locally,
unbiased report on the situation with students in each school.
Reading drew the most demerits in the report with only 36% dis-
trict-wide reading above the national median, while 46% nation-
ally scored above the median.
Each school had the option of including up to 10 pages of
additional information, following the guidelines set by the state.
The report gives the school its best marks in science, mathe-
matics, attendance and graduation percentages. Gulf last month
was cited as having the largest percentage of students who re-
ceived graduation diplomas in the entire state of Florida and the
county schools were third in the state in drop-out prevention,
with less than three percent.
So while the report has a few critical grades in it, there are
many areas which show progress and improvement in the
things which matter, for a student to get a good education.
County Commissioner Warren Yeager uses gestures to
emphasize his position Tuesday night, as Commissioner Jes-
sie Armstrong ponders the situation.
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1994
Now (They Tell Us!)
ROY LEWIS, 'i of Tampa, a spokesman for the marine biol-
ogists of Florida, made a pronouncement the other day, express-
ing the opinion- that the Florida Marine Fisheries Commission
should have more authority over the marine fisheries' activities
in Florida than they presently have. He suggested they should
have complete autonomy over things marine throughout the
Lewis may be a pretty good judge over marine objects and
animals but he has an equal lack of judgement about who to en-,
trust with all of that power.
Lewis made the statement because. he thought they were not
taking the leadership role in promoting better protection of habi-
tat, though'the commission has little direct authority over such
WELL, JUST LOOK AT what a mess they have made of mat-
ters.they DID have authority over!
They took the ball and ran with it to ban fishing nets, alto-
gether, in the state of Florida. abolishing a trade which had been'
practiced here since before there was even a Florida. They took
the lead without first finding out WHY certain species of seafood
were getting to be in short supply.
That doesn't 'sound like a very responsible party to have the
life and death decision over our sea-life.
NOW, THE BIOLOGISTS, of which Lewis is one, have come
out in public and made the statement that fishing pressure on
species do little harm as far as the fish population is concerned.
The condition of coastal marshes, mangroves and other marine
habitat is the answer to an abundant marine life. according to
the marine biologists of which Lewis is one.
'All the fishing nets in the world being banned won't preserve
our sea-life and FMC let the people who didn't know better con-
tinue to labor under the misapprehension that If they were not
caught, they would always be with us.
And the people of Florida believed it!
The FMC has already caused our state enough harm without
giving them still more authority. We say, instead of giving them
more authority, abolish them!
Lewis' plea for more control over our sea animals by the FMC
contains the following verbatim statement: ". believes the key
missing ingredient is aggressive guidance from the NMIFC because
it has primary responsibility for marine fisheries whose abun-
dance depends on healthy habitat."
And, we protected marine habitat by abolishing fishing nets!
PORT ST. JOE doesn't have many old buildings. Although it
is an ancient town in Florida, its infrastructure is comparatively
new. There isn't a building here which was built prior to the turn
of the century, and not many which were built prior to 1925.
For this reason, we think something should be done to pre-
serve at least some of those buildings and houses built in the
1920's;era. And, you can numberthemr orn your fingers, almost.
In downtown Port St. Joe, most of the building which were
built in that era, were made of wood. How many wood buildings
do you find In present day Port St. Joe? Not many, you say?
About the only building of any age in downtown Port St. Joe,
are the ones currently occupied by the Athletic House, a portion
of the St. Joe Furniture Company, Showtime Video and Ard's
I A MOVEMENT HAS BEEN tentatively started to do some-
thling to preserve the Garden Club building. on Eighth Street. It
'has some history behind it. as do some of the dwelling houses
on the street and in the neighborhood. There are some old build-
ings scattered through some of the community although there
.are not very many old public buildings.
THE OLD GARDEN Club building would be a good place to
start. The old building has served Port St. Joe as a school build-
ing, a Catholic Church and, more recently, as the Garden Club.
Other old buildings are the Union Hall. on Sixth Street. Com-
forter's Funeral Home and the AN Railroad shop building.
That's about all we have left of our beginnings so if we don't
intend to let them all get away from us. we should start now in
making plans to preserve at least a part of our heritage.
PORT ST. JOE is the birthplace of Florida's constitution. It
was signed in a. wooden building, long since torn or burned
down, at a location in the vicinity of the Centennial Building.
But you can see the trouble we're having in keeping the location
of that auspicious occasion for the State of Florida alive without
a building or marker erected when the document was signed.
Hunker Down with Kes
by Kesley Colbert
Something's Rotten In Denmark
the barn to pummel the back of
the house and someone opened
that. door-1 don't care If it was
S six a.m. on, Christmas day, the
odor near'bout lifting you off the
U floor was not one to be "cher-
/ shedd. I've seen citified grown-
S'j ups'choke on their lunch as Dad
took. them on a post meal stroll to
A friend of mine suggested I view the back forty.
do a story on "those wonderful To be honest, we were not
old smells of Christmas you cher- into Christmas smells in those
ished growing up back on the days. At least, I wasn't. The only
farm." sniffing around that I did had to
Listen, if it was a. damp. cold do with trying to figure out what
morning and the wind was out of my parents had gotten me and
the southwest, sweeping across where had they hidden it? I think
the pig pen as it rushed around the rule was the gift didn't have
to give off a particular scent-it
just had to be big!
I don't think "Christmas
smells" were high up on my list in
the winter of 1957. However, as
my mind goes back just now I
distinctly detect the very close-up
odor of pine-it.s almost like the
sap is stuck to my nose. Oh yes, I
remember! Mother, a week or so
before 'Christmas, amid much
ceremony would send out Leon,'
David and me to fetch back a
grand tree to help brighten, en-
hance and celebrate the season.
We, .of course, could never agree
on the perfect tree. This -of
course, led to the fight. Leon. of
course, being the oldest selected
the weapons. Every year was the
same-he chose pine limbs pulled
from a nearby ,tree. .And, ,of
course, he proceefled to bash me
half senseless across the face
'with said limb. One year, :I was
going to outsmart him, I pulled
off an extra long branch-I would
get him before he could get to me.
The limb was so heavy I had trou-
ble lifting It . He stepped on
the end and walked up it, swing-
ing awayl David was laughing so
hard he couldn't come to my res-
.' I think I would have taken it
a little better had. I only realized
Leon was just helping me with a
"cherished Christmas smell".'
SI helped him 'with: some
memories too. When we got the
"Just right tree" hoisted up. on his
back and started for the house--I
raced ahead, hid behind, some
" bushes, spit on a handful of pine
cones to give 'em extra weight
and bombed Leon as he struggled
, b y .,:,,, .
I remember David Mark ,get-
ting that big wool coat dripping
wet. When the cold began to soak
through he'd run inside and back
up to the wood stove. Folks, I
faintly remember the creamy, va-
nilla scent of boiled custard. That
stuff, as you recall, smelled better
than it actually tasted. And from
time, to time I carn get a quick
whiff of those butter cookies Mom
was baking. The gingerbread odor
.was unique. My favorite smell
was the mixture of cintiatmon and
apples'cooking down for the turn-
overs, But. I tell you ,what, the
fruit cake coming right out of the
oven- wasn't bad either., And that
baked ham gave off a little differ-
ent aroma than it did walking
around in the pen down.behind
the barn. It's just hard today for
me to pick out the individual
"cherished" kitchen smells, be-
cause. the' pungent odor of' hot,
wet, burning wood permeates my
every memory. The living room
was a little easier-Wood smoke
and moth balls kinda overrode
:-fany the'i flavoigs Woodli smoke 1
because that- -southwedt: wind
would from time4o time blow the
smoke back 'in on us and moth
balls 'cause Mom has broken out
the winter sweaters.
When it comes to cherished
smells of Christmases past, for
me, one stands out above all the
rest. It was a subtle blend of
sweaty horse,- rotting hay and
Evening in Paris perfume. Is it
coming back to you now? Every
Christmas the Shiloh Baptist
Church put on this big hay ride
for all the young people. We'd use
Dewayne Melton's horse and wag-
on. His daughter,, Charlotte,
would load the wagon with the
oldest hay in the barn (Dewayne
wasn't going to waste: this' year's,
hay on a bunch of young whipper
snappers), lead the horses ,out4
strap, the gear onr 'em,' back 'em
up to the wagon, get everything;
hitched up, drive around to. the
church, announce that I was her
date and help everyone. pile on
board. By this Utim the sweat had
plastered her hair down and it
was a 46 degree night. ..
We got a whiff of Maudie Mal-
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
A SharedBikeIs Better Than No Bike at All .Sometimes
IT'S TIME TO WRITE those
letters to Santa Claus and here at
The Star we have been encourag-
Ing the kids to write their letters
so can print them in the paper
for our Christmas issue.
That's a big order, to expect a,
kid to come up with a definite list'
of what he or she wants from old
Santa this far' in advance. Has
the. Sears Christmas catalog even
bome out yet? When I was a kid.
that was our list or at least
)vhat we took our list from.
If I ,were a child today, I
would not be letting my Daddy
rest until he agreed to buy a
Dodge Caravan. You've seen the
Ad on TV. I know. You know the
pne; buy a Dodge Caravan and
get a miniature Dodge Caravan,
When I was a kid, I would
have promised to behave myself
for the rest of my life to have had
onrie of those pedal-operated toy
automobiles.. I wanted ene until I
outgrew the want.
By Wesley Ramsey
I 'could just picture myself
riding in one of those cars, pedal-
ing it all over town.
AS I GREW OLDER, my
.Christmas shifted from the pedal
car to a bicycle. My desires were
consistent to the point of wishing
for some sort of locomotion. I
would take the cow to the pasture.
daily, without being told, in ex-
change for a bicycle with which I
-..would have the means to go
where I wanted to go.
A bicycle meant freedom and
maneuverability It meant mobili-
tyl With a bicycle I could go see
my buddies who lived'out in the
country A bicycle would mean
that I would no longer be forced
to walk everywhere. I could ex-
pahd my roaming territory! ,
I would be unfettered, if I just
had a bicycle.
WELL, THE CHRISTMAS fi-
nally came when I got that bicycle
under the Christmas tree. It
didn't matter to me that it,didn't
have white sidewall tires; it didn't
matter that'it didn't have a chain,
guard; It didn't matter that it
didn't have a kick stand. I could
just get accustomed to standing it
up against 'something or lay It
down carefully. I had a bikel I
had wheels I had mobility!
It didn't matter, much, that it
didn't have one of those torpedo
lights on the front, or a basket, or
a fancy luggage rack over the
back fender. .
Let's face it. it was just an or-
dinary, stripped down bicycle. It
was probably designated -as the '
"Good" model of Sears usual cate-
gories of "Good", "Better" and
It was a bicycle with the wide
balloon tires, rather than the thin
"clincher" tires so common in the
middle "30's" and it had a New
Departure coaster brake and it
was red. What more could you
ask for if you had never had a
IN SPITE OF GOOD fortune
at having my desire .finally ful-
filled, there was a fly the oint-
ment. I didn't have sole posses-
sion of my precious bicycle. There.
was even a catch to my using it
on even a part-time basis.
You see, I had this brother,
.by the name of Will. Momma and
Daddy could only afford one bicy-
cle, even if it was a plain stripped
model. Momma worked up a
'share arrangement t for us so
there would be no arguments
over' the use of the wheels. I had
possession of the bicycle one day
and Will had. it the next. I was
riding, unfettered by long distanc-
es one day and on foot the next
day. Likewise with Will.
Well, it seems as if I had a
wandering nature and would ven-
ture too. far from home when it
came my day to ride the bike.
Then, too the time would slip up
on me and it would be nearly
dark some days when I came rid-
Momma had the perfect pun-
ishment for that. Will would just
get to ride the bicycle on my day
as well as his. I had the bicycle
for a day or two each week. But I
made the most of it when I had
WILL WAS YOUR typical lit-
tle brother, 'too. Somehow the bi--
cycle always seemed to be run-
ning on his day to ride. If there
was going to be anything which
needed fixing on the machine,' it
would be on my.day to ride.
Will never learned much
about repairing bikes. It always
wound up my lot to repair what--
ever needed fixing because Will
"didn't know how". This served
two purposes; the repairs were al-
ways made on my "day" and Will
never did learn much about re-
pairing bikes. p.
'Come to think of it, I think
Will was snookering me on that
bike arrangement. He would sug-
gest that I go see one of my out-
in-the-country buddies, when he
wanted the bike for two or three
That bicycle didn't do me a
whole lot of good, did it!
rSt. Joseph Bay
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THE.... SA PORT SL1 N
"The Pipes Are Calling",
There were ten of us in our family- five girls and five boys. I am
the next-to-the-youngest, having one sister younger than I.
It was already starting to turn cold, that mid-September day In
1957 when I packed my Just-bought foot locker and prepared to
leave home. I was just about to turn 18-years-6old and the pipes had
been calling die for some time.
My Journey would take me to Ravmond, Mississippi, where I
would attend Hinds Junior College. Later, I would transfer to the
University of Southern Mississippi at 'Hattiesb.urg where I would
complete my college career.
Still later, In Hatdlesburg, I would meet the woman who became
my .first wife. I'm still married to her today. (Gee, it doesn't seem
that long ago, but it's,been almost 25 years. ,
But that's a whole bunch of other stories. Back to my leaving
Somehow I knew my leaving home was a traumatic event, espe-
cially .for my. father. Daddy was not one to express hig emotions
much, except in an occasional fit of anger, but I could sense the
sadnessihe felt. He said no words of love and expressed no emotion,
only saying,.'Take care of yourself. son, and write when you can."
Much- later I realized that my leaving marked the end of an era
in his life. There was a cow to milk, a horse to tend to, chickens
and hogs to feed and water and many other chores to be done,
around the ten acres we lived on.
When my older brothers' left home, I inherited those chores.
When I left, however, there-was no one else to do them and eventu-
ally'the bow 'and hbi-se Were sold, as were the hogs. The chickens
remained because they required little attention.and they provided
eggs and meat for the table. The pot-bellied stove remained in the
middle room but was rarely used because' there was 'no one to split
the Wood that was needed for fuel. ,
i My. father" as a countyi" man; born, raised and until the day
he died. Pure country. He was in ill health when I left and with my
leaving went'his Way of life, to a large extent. I'm sure it didn't help
.But: I had. to go, Leeaving home- is a natural part of life for a
.young man.,To the young man it is an adventure, a time to spread.
his wings and try them out. It is a sense of freedom and excitement
that comes when he is .forging his own personality and life. It Is also
a ttme.to,make mistakes.and. hopefully, learn from them.
To theparents,.however, it is a much different set of feelings,
especially when the,youngest leaves the nest.
About two'months after I left our home in Pensacola, I received
a letter from my father. It was one of only two. he wrote In his entire
life. The letter started, "Dear'Boy:". In it he told me how much he
missed me and how the animals were not being properly cared for
since I left and how hard it was to find someone to split the wood
that he burned in his wood-burning stove. He didn't say he loved
me, but he really did, in so many words.
He closed by saying, "Come home when you can, son."
A'few short months after I left home, on February 14, 1958, my
father passed away.
And now, as I write this article, I know exactly how he felt be-
cause it is my turn to sit where my father sat that fall day In 1957.
The pipes are calling my youngest son and he, like I once did, must
answer the call. I love him and will miss him and I wish he didn't
'.,haye tq,-go, buL.lknow.ihe does. I-know the call Qoflftheq-ppesy-e- .
. doesn: think, understand, but-1 do. -,. h;y, ,,....
One day, A)owever; he will know.how I feel, Just,as .1..now, know .
how my father felt that day in 1957.
But come ye back when summer's.in the meadow; or when the
valley's hushed and white with snow. Yes, I'll be here in sunshine
and In shadow. Oh, Clintee-Boy, oh,. Clintee-Boy, I love you sol
(Continued from Page -2)
lard' before we saw iher.' Bless her
heart, 'Maudle didn't get" out
much, but when she did she went_
whole hog on that Evening In Ptar-"
ts' tuff.'She' took a bath 'In it 1
think. She- poured it in' her hair,.
down her. ears-she drank it. She
climbed on. board and I went un-
der the, rotting hay and the hors-
es took'off on a dead run.. It was
an evening-like they've never seen
In Paris. .
Charlotte had somehow
bounced- ove- Almost on 'top'-of
me. I' didn't [hay nothing, of
course, but I remembenb thinking
my girl herd 'don't wear no- per-
fume at all-but you can smell
her just the same ......
The friend who brought this
whole thing .up' was half right;
some of the.' dld,,
Just smelled .....
U(Trust me for
all your life
'Home Office: Bloomington, Illinois
Like a zo, neighbor
State Farm is there.
Napoleon Pitiman has recent-
ly received a doctorate degree In
theology and his ivlfe, Phyllis A.
Pittman, has received her'docto-
rate in religious education.. He
has Jdst, published a new book,
'The 3,.D's,.to Success'. The book
is': available.-Jocallv through New
CoVe) ant .Church. '.'
S. For additional ':information
call 229-8137, Mbonday through
Friday from noon.- 1:00 p.m.
I First Union Bank is continu-
Ihg the practice of rewarding
those who bring their H.R.S.
Pick-an-Angel gift. Each person,
up to the first 100. will be given
an Eisenhower dollar."
There will, however be a limit
of-one dollar given per family.
Stop by and get ypurs today!
JUNIOR MISS CONTESTANTS-Sunrise Group, from left: Alice Nobles, Harlotte Bolden, Tawanda Jenkins, Leigha Davis and Amber'
Kennington, Natalie Gant, Michelle Tapia, Stephanie Gaddis, Missy Conley.
_. _- : I
SUNSET GROUP, from left: Georgette Walden, Rachel Lane.,
Heather Hanson, Nikki Williams, Jolene Carithers, Tammy Demille,
Misty Loftin and Chrystina Marquardt.
-. ktfion ofy'.. Miss" Saturday
Seventeen 'young ladles will
be participating In the 28th an-
nual Junior Miss Pageant Satur-
day night, In the Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School Auditorium. The
Pageant will get underway at 7:00
There are 14 representatives
from. Port St. Joe High School and
three from Wewahitchka High
School participating in the pro-
gram. They will be competing 'in
scholastic achievement, personal
Interviews, creative and perform-
ing arts, fitness, presence and
Winner of the Gulf County
Pageant will receive a crown from
the reigning Junior. Miss, Miss
Caroline Lister, a $1,000 college
scholarship and an opportunity
to compete in the state Junior
Miss Pageant to be held early in
Providing entertainment dur-
ing the evening will be Sissy Pip-
pin, vocal, Cindy's Darlin Dolls
and Dancers, and Little Miss Pan-
ama City. Jana Massey. Each
contestant will also have a "little
sister" who will present the par-
; Oysters Groeries
S' Clams:' Beer & Wine
Join Us for& Fo6d & Fun With Our New.Electronic
HOURS: Tues-Thurs: 12-8
Fri.- Sat: 12- 9
'Closed Sunday and Monday
ON C-30 SOUTH OF PORT ST. JOE
ticipant'with a rose.
Tickets .are now on sale by
the contestants and will be avail-
able at the door for $3.00 for
adults and $1.00 for children.
The Gulf County Senior CItl-
zens Association, Inc. extends its
thanks to those who gave their
T~HE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. DEC. 15. 1994
THE STARPORT ST. JOE 1994
Staab Twins Celebrate First
The Staab twins, Kyrsten and
Kaitlen. celebrated their first
birthday on November 20 at their
home in Steinback, Germany. To
help them celebrate were their
parents Christy and David,
grandparents, Tony and Elaine
Malge of Port St. Joe, and some of
their German friends. They are
also the grandchildren of Terry
and Jacque Staab of Beacon Hill
and Lois Staab of Port St. Joe.
Great grandparents are Mr. and,
Mrs. H. R. Maige and Mr. and
Mrs. J. L. Sims of Port; St. Joe
and Mrs. Vica Kinderknecht of El-
Announce Final Plans
Carolyn Britt Rish of Port St.
Joe and Roy Maxwell Lister of
Panama City wish to announce fi-
nal wedding plans for the mar-
riage of their daughter, Michele
Suzanne to John Alvin Waltz, Jr.,
both of Panama City. The ceremo-
ny will take place .at 3:00 p.m.,
E.S.T., Saturday, December 17,
at the First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe. The Rev-
erend Zedoc Baxter will officiate.
A reception will follow in the
church fellowship hall. All friends
and relatives are cordially invited
to attend the ceremony and re-
Call 227-1278 to
Shown, L to R are: Mrs Kathleen Britt, grandmother of the bride;
Mrs. Pat Waltz, mother of the .groom; Michelle Lister, bride-elect
and Mrs. Carolyn Rish, mother of the bride.
Shower Fetes Bride-Elect
The" home, of Mrs, Virginia
Harrison was the setting recently
for. a bridal coffee honoring Miss
Michele Lister, bride-elect of John
PeauUfully appointed Christ-'
,mas decorations made a perfect
Kyrsten and Kaitlen Staab
Trenten Is One!
Trenten Westley Phillips
turned one year old on December
14. He is the son of West and Te-
resa Phillips. His grandparents
are Mark and Marjorie Phillips of .i
Port St. Joe and Wayne and La-
verne Bishop of Panama City. His .
great-grandparenits are Lorene
Bishop ,and Irving Murray, both
of Port St. Joe. -
Trenten Westley Phillips
Ruy Scez .C.
.Kerry Kathleen Heaps >
Local Young Woman Places
at Modeling Convention
Kerry Kathleen Heaps. repre-
senting the Marsha Doll Modeling
Agency in Tallahassee, attended
the Models of the South conven-
Uon held recently at Hilton Head,
Kerry placed second for the
television commercial and third
Kerry would like to thank the
following local businesses and in-
dividuals for their support: But-
ler's Restaurant, Sunshine Elec-
tric. State Farm Insurance,
Cooper's Cut & Style, Allne's Coif-
fures. Becky Wood, St. Joe Bar &
Package, St. Joe Furniture, Bud-
dy Renfro. Jeanie's Let's Knit
Yarn Shop, Petal Shoppe. Mae's
Styling Salon and friends.
Kerry is the daughter of Cle-.
tus and Peggy Heaps of Port St.
background for the festive occa-
Hostesses were Phyllis .Alt-
staetter, Helen Carlsten, Sara
Franklin, Emmie Joines, Martha
Saribom. Judy Williams., and Vir-
Kristen and Corey Wiggins
wish to announce the arrival of
their new baby brother, Colin,
Ray. (No, not the country singer)
Colin was born on Tuesday,
November 22nd at Bay Medical
Center. He weighed 7 ibs, 3 1/4
oz. and was 20 1/4" long.
His parents are Cynthia and
Phillip Wiggins of Panama City.
His grandparents are Jim and
Bunny Miller of Port St. oe and
June Wiggins and Jerry Wiggins
of Panama City. His great-
grandparents are Edith and Odell
Lambert of Gainesvilleand Aline
Wiggins of Panama City and the
olate Ray Wiggins.
Final plans for the wedding
uniting Crystal Kennington and
John Rainwater have been an-
The ceremony will take place
Sat 7:00 in the evening on Thurs-
day, December 29, at the Oak
Grove Assembly of God Church. A
reception will follow In the church
All friends and relatives are
invited to attend.
Mexico Beach 38th Street & Hwy. 98
The Yacht Club Cafe
S& Water Park
Breakfast Buffet .........................
:Lunch Buffet ...............................
Friday and Saturday Nights
6 a.m. 10 p.m. CST 7 days a week
COFFEE & TEA BOTTOMLESS CUP
648-4500 Don't miss the boat
OR 412 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida
8 a.m. 2 p.m.
11 a.m. 2 p.m.
PORT ST. JOE and \VE\'WA
CatriingSeArvices A.so Available
OKA? ~ .
---Specializing In -
*Buffet Lunch Sandwiches
*-Meals to Go
Give the Holi day
Cookie Jar Bouquet.
A delightful fresh flower
arrangement fills a custom-
crafted ceramic cookie jar.
A cookie cut-out sends
greetings from atop the lid.
After the flowers are gone, thi;
charming keepsake is ready
for the cookie monsters. Order Early
To send one anywhere, tor Christhnas
call or visit our shop. Delivery
The Petal Shoppe
Call 1-800-572-2279 or 229-8343
Stop by and See Our Christmas Gifts
Come In and Register for Giant
.Christmas Teddy Bear
To be Given Away Monday, Dec. 19
Linda "s Restaurant.
302 Fourth St. 227-1109 Port St. Joe
(Corner of Fourth Street and Hwy. 98)
Owned and Operated by Charles & Linda Smith
Catch Santa at
*4 the Beach Sat.
Attention all "young at heart"
residents of St. Joe Beach, Sea
Shores, Gulf Alre, Beacon Hill
and Gulf Shores. Santa, aboard
the fire truck, will be "strolling
the beaches" this Saturday, De-
cember 17th, starting at 9:30
a.m., eastern time. He will begin
on the south end of St. Joe Beach
and work his way north complet-
ing his trip at Gulf Shores.
Merry Christmas and Happy
:New Year from the. members of
ithe Gulf County Beaches Volun-
teer Fire Department.
Need A Job?
Use the tlassifieds
Trevor Burch recently turned
five years old. He had a dress up
party to celebrate with his family
Two cowgirls, a bunny, a
clown, two dalmatians, a cheer-
leader, a lion, a duck, an army
man, a skeleton, a ballerina bear.
a princess, a pirate, a policeman.
superman, and a little angel were
on hand to join Dr. Trevor for
Trevor Is the son of Rusty
and Debbie Burch. He is the
grandson of Roy and Verna
Burch and the late Mary Kearns.
His great-grandmother Is Mary
Pope of Ball, Louisiana.
No-Frost, 21.6 Cu FI Relrigerator with
Thru-the-Door Ice and Water Dispenser
* Easvio-Clean Shelves and Bin. Provide
Ma',imumn Sluraje. Fle'Dili','
* ..ip.Frjril Teniierjiurie CO hi,-IS 3ar.-
Eav ',t1) RE 3 31 AdjuSi
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 1994 PAGE 5A
Our Heartfelt Appreciation...
The family of Kevin O'Neill ex-
tends its heartfelt appreciation to
this wonderfully caring communi-
ty. Your support has helped us
through these 'most difficult mo-
SSpecial thanks to Greg John-
son and Jimmy McNeill who
found the strength to come to our
door with the news of Kevin's
passing, arid to all the other
friends and neighbors who came
by to sit with us and to phone
during the first days and nights.
We appreciate all the food
and floral tributes that cheered
us, and the tremendous tribute
-paid by all who attended Kevin's
memorial service at Oak Grove
Assembly of God Church.
Care bears were presented to the South Gulf County Emergency Medical Services recently to be
used when treating children with injuries. Shown from left are: Jean Engman, of EMA, Jewel Meacham
of Apalachicola, Peggy Turner of Port St. Joe, Lucille Skipper, Panama City, Katie Briner, Port St. Joe
and Joan Mayeux and Dale Sanford, kneeling (with EMS). N
'Tis the Season for True Giving
Gulf Pines Hospital and the pital, before December 2Uth. from the heart and brighten th
South Gulf E.M.S. are deeply in- As the Christmas season ap- lives of others. This is truly thi
debted to the ladies of the Port SL proaches, it's wonderful to know season for love and good will t(
Joe Church of Christ. The ladies that there are those who give 'ward all men.
of the church recently donated
S120 "Care Bears", all handmade,
- and these will be distributed to
the residents of Bay St. Joseph
Care Center. The hospital and
E.M.S. are continuing to accept
donations of gifts for residents of
Bay St. Joseph Care Center. Any-
one interested in making a dona-
tion may contact Tessa Goff or
Joanne Wilson at Gulf Pines Hos-
A Big Thanks
The Merchants Association
and Chamber of Commerce want
to thank all of the people of Port
St. Joe and the surrounding
areas for making the Christmas
Festival and Reindeer Run a huge
success. Many enjoyed the pa-
rade and other activities. through-
out the day last Saturday.
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White City Senior Citizens
Treated to Open House
Judy and Lacy Carter and
Mary Lois Peterson were hostess
to an Open House Monday, De-
cember 12, for White City Senior
to the Editor
December 12. 1994
We are entering a very special
time of the year when many
hearts and minds are (or should
be) focused on our Lord and Sav-
ior. We are directed to love our
fellow man, to be just in our deal-
ings and extend mercy to him/
The Al Harrison situation has
been on my mind for many
months. I don't know how the
people of Gulf County can contin-
ue to keep silent about such un-
just treatment of one of its own.
It is not my purpose here to
get Into innocence or guilt (how-
ever I definitely feel that one Is in-
nocent until proven otherwise).
My main concern is that, for
some reason, be It political or per-
sonal hatred, Al Harrison and his
fine family have been done a very
grave Injustice. He has been de-
prived of his livelihood, the office
to which he was duly elected by
the people and due process
(which I thought every American
had a right to). I have often won-
dered how other elected officials,
or anyone for that matter, would
stand up to such scrutiny .
surely something would have
been discovered in 8-9 months on
many of us.
By the tinie this letter is
printed, therd may be an Indict-
ment-who knows? The personal
injustice would still stand due to
the way this matter has been
handled. At the very least the
man should be on leave with pay!
What can we do? Christians
can pray without ceasing and all
can contact our high level politi-
cal office holders.(mainly Govern-
Due to the many venomous
comments attributed to certain
public officials which I have read
in the newspapers and to my own
suspicions of a vicious conspira-
*cy. I respectfully request that my
Same be withheld.
Thirty-one seniors attended
,-the fun filled.. too-much-good-
food event. Time was spent remi-
. niscing about first Christmases
and pleasant memories about
times gone by. The oldest senior
in attendance was 90 years old!
So there were lots of years and
Christmases to be remembered.
The group shared together in
singing of Christmas songs.
Each senior received an orna-
ment handmade by the hostess-
es. The yard and house were
beautifully decorated giving the
feeling of being in a Christmas
Wonderland! It was an event
which makes one remember just
what Christmas really is about!
K ,c .. : -- --
To Brother Dave and Rocky
Comforter, your comforting min-
istry is. gratefully acknowledged.
and She's 13!
Love Mom, Keith, David
Lee, Uncle John, Aunt Pat,
S Stephanie & J. D.
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Personalized Children's Books While You Wail
Toys- Simba. The Lion Cub And Taz, The Devil -Toys
Toys- Sesame Streel And Looney Tunes -Toys
Toys- Stocking Sluflers Galore!-Toys
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We have many items at reduced prices andwill continue
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For your shopping convenience,we will be open
Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 6 p.m., C.S.T.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JO 1994
On Sunday evening, Decem- lowing this pr
M h ber 18th at 6:00 p.m., central church's youth w
time, the children of First Baptist Christmas music
Church in Mexico Beach will a Teenage Christr
present a musical called 'Twinkle The public is
and the All-Star Angel Band".'Fpl- these programs
esentation the which is located oe
rill present their 15th Street and
al titled, "I Was Mexico Beach. A
mas Tree". provided for your u
invited to attend:
at the church
n the comer of
nursery will be
Board Will Meet
The Board of Directors of the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc. .
will hold its regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday, December
20, at 12:00 p.m., E.S.T. The
meeting will be held at the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic, Inc. in
Port St. Joe.
The Downtown Redevelop-
ment Agency will be meeting at
the Port St. Joe Fire Station on
Thursday, December 15 at 6:30
All members. are urged to at-
Bill' Perry, with Marriott, and
!ary Cias, J.T.P.A. employee.
Marriott's Bay Point Resort.
located in Panama City Beach, Is'
aggressively offering jobs and
transportation from the Port St
Jope area to tlie Marriott.,This'ef-
fbrt tojoirl employer and employ- ,
ees will be facilitated by Dave ,
Roy, i.Human Resource Director,
Bill Perry. Housekeeping Manager
ahd the Florida Jobs and Benefit
defnter of Port St. Joe Employ-
ment Officer. Mary, Cias. The
strength of this joint effort is
greatly enhanced by a new Van
Piol transportation service. spon-
sored by the Marriott Resort. The
Van Pool will offer round trip,
transportation from Port St Joe
to the Marriott.
Marriott and the Florida Jobs
and Benefits Center of Port St.
Joe will host a Job Fair on Mon-
day December 19. 1994 from
8:30 until 11:00 a.m. at the
JTPA/Florida Job and Benefits
Center located at 206 Monument
Avenue in Port St. Joe. This Job
Fair will be dedicated solely for
the Interviewing of applicants" by
the Marriott Resort for positions
In the Services Department The
Florida Jobs and Benefits Service
of Port SL Joe will be accepting
applications on an on going basis
starting Wednesday. December
14' Interested applicants should",
contact the Job Service directly.
Marrlott's Bay Point Resort is a
Drug Free Work Place employer,
offers year round employment,
and a progressive benefits pack-
age such as paid vacations, and..
The future of the Marriott
sponsored Van Pool looks bright,
with a projected start date for,
January 3. 1995. Marriott contin-.
ues Its tradition of excellence in
service both to resort guests and
the Northwest Florida area as It
brings jobs to people and people ,
to jobs. With the support of the
Florida, Jobs and Benefits Center
of Port St. Joe. a firm foundation
has been laid for a long and pros-
perous association between the
Port $L Joe area and Marriott's
Bay Poiht Resort.
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Myrtle L. Bishop
Myrtle L. Bishop, 71, of Port
St. Joe, died Saturday, December
10 at her home in Port St. Joe.
Mrs. Bishop was born in Foun-
tain. She moved to Port St. Joe in
1936 from Blountstown. She was
a wife, mother, friend and a mem-
ber of the First Pentecostal Holi-
ness Church where she taught
Sunday School for over 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Theo Bishop, 'and her
daughter Joann Huggins. She is
survived by two daughters: Diann
McFarland aid her husband,
Perry.'"and Joyce Clayton all of
Port St. Joe; one brother, Joe
Byrd of Naples; two sisters, Eva
Williams of Giiffin, Georgia and
Betty McCray and. husband
Frank of Centerville. Georgia:
four grandchildren, Sherrie Lynch
and husband, Mike, Michael Hug-'
gins and wife, Michelle, Timothy
McFarland and wife, Kimberly, all
of Port St. Joe, arid Kim~Clayton
of Havana: and two' great-
grandchildren, Heather Lynch
and Taylor Huggins. both of Port
Funeral services' for Mrs.
Bishop were conducted on Mon ..
day. December 12. in the chapel
of Gilmore-Sdutherland Funeral
Home at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev.
Jeff Scalf officiating. Interment
followed In the Holly Hill Ceme-
tery in Port St. Joe.
Pallbearers for the services
were James McQuaig. Leon Lee,
Jimmy Cox, Matt Taylor, Jay
Lynn and Charles Everett.
All arrangements were under
the direction of the' Gilmore-
Southerland Funeral Home of :I
Port St. Joe.
Virginia S. Carmine, 74, of'
Millsboro, Delaware, died of res-
piratory failure in November in
Beebe Medical Center. 'Lewes.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Elwood Carmine; a son,
Roger Schmidti of Spring City,
Pa.; a daughter,. Gweneth Ban-
sickle of. Grosse Ile, Michigan; a
brother, Homer Coolman of Indi-
an Rocks Beach; three sisters,
Idale Roberts and Wanda Walker;,
both of Mexico Beach,and Ruth
Ann Fogel of Canton, Michigan;
six grandchildren and seven great
Contributions in her memori
may be made to Mid-Sussex Am-
bulance (Rescue, Squad, Inc.).
Millsboro. DE 1.966-.', i
Kevin O'Neill. age 34, beloved
son of Patrick and Mary O'Neill of
Indian Pass, passed from this life
by a car accident on Wednesday,
December 7. Kevin Is also sur-
vived by his sister, Megan, and
her husband. David Russell; a
sister, Erin," and her husband,
Kelly Lynch, a brother. Owen
O'Neill, a daughter, Chellsey Mi-
chelle, and by his many friends.
He will be missed by all who
knew and loved him.
A memorial service was held
at the Comforter Funeral Home
chapel in Port St. Joe on Satur-
day, December 10, at 11:00 a.m.
EST. Memorial gifts can be desig-
nated to the Oak Grove Assembly
of God Church in Port St. Joe.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home of Port St. Joe.
Funeral services for Lois
Demmings will be Saturday, De-
cember 17, at 1:00 p.m. at; the
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Church on Avenue D in Port St.
Her body will be placed in the
church from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30
p.m. on Friday evening, Decem-
ber 16 for reviewing. The family'
,will receive friends at the home of
1Mrs. Rosetta Parker at 24,6 Aye-
All services are under the di-.
rection of 'the Gilmore-
Southerland Funeral Home of
Port St. Joe. .
Col. Stanley P.
Col. Stanley P. Hidalgo,
U.S.A. (Ret.) age 75, of San Anto-
nio, died Monday. November 28.
He was a combat veteran of'
WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Col.
', Hidalgo was a highly decorated
Combat Tank Officer in the 3rd
His medals Include the SS;
BSM;: BSN W/I ST/OLC; PH;
DUB; AMER DEF MED; AOM
(GER); EANE; AMER TH MED;
AOM (JAP) BELGIAN FOURRA-
GERE: 6 / 0 / S /BARS; KSM;
DACR W / PEND: BSM: NDSM:
WUVII\,M: GS DENT BADGE; JCS
INDENT BADGE: NDSM W/1ST/
OLC, VSM. LOM: ARMY DIST
SVC ORDER: LOM W/1ST/OLC.'
He was a Igraduate of the
Command and General Staff Col-
lege-Fort Leavenworth and a
graduate of the Air War College-
Maxwell Air Force Base. He was a
Staff Officer for the Office of the
Secretary of the Army and Joint
Chiefs of Staff. He was Deputy-
Senior Advisor for ICOR in 'Viet-
Survivors include two sons
and a daughter. Stanley P. Hidal-
-go 'i-arid wife. Kyra, of Houston,
'Texas. Katherine'Ann Hidalgo, of
Little Rock. Arkansas, and B.
Vaughan Hidalgo and wife, Kelly,
of San Antonio, Texas; sisters,
Dorothy Clinch and husband,
Jack, of Marco Island. Florida,
Shirley Robichaux. of Raceland.
Louisiana, Deda Gilbert. of Port
St. Joe, and Sylvia Neukom of
Houston, Texas; brother. Gen. Pe-
ter D. Hidalgo and wife, Pat, of
Waverly Hall. Georgia; seven
grandchildren: two great-.
grandchildren; aunt, Gertrude
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The December meeting of the
Gulf County Juvenile Justice
Council has been cancelled. The
next meeting will be January 6,
1995 at noon at the Sand Dollar.
restaurant. Everyone is invited to
attend. The 1995-96 Juvenile
Justice Partnership Grants will
Playhouse Raffled Off
Members ot the Gulf County
Sheriffs Search & Rescue is raf-
fling off an 8' X 8' playhouse for
$1.00 per ticket.
.Tickets can be picked up at
Mayhann Auto Parts, Fashion Ex-
change or Cooper's Cut & Style
on Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe or
by calling Dusty Bearden in We-
wahltchka at 639-5002, or Diane
Frye at 827-6598, for more infor-
The playhouse will be given
away on December 20 and the
winner will be notified, as you
don't have to. be present at the
drawing to win.
SThe playhouse ;was donated
Sby Search & Rescue member,
Richard Anderson and wife. Lil-
lian. Other S & R members help-
ing with the final touches were
Vince Everett, George Lemois,
Diane Frye, Wendy Whitfleld,
Jimmy Alford, and Joe and Dusty-
Search & Rescue is, a non-
profit organizaUon that works on
a volunteer basis when the need
arises in Gulf County. They
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Graveside services were held
Wednesday, November 30 at the
Fort Sam Houston National Ce-
metery with full military honors,
Chaplain Duncan C. Stewart bffl-
Those who desire may make
memorial contributions to the
American Cancer Society.
Donald Dort passed away
Sunday, December 11 at Gulf
Coast Community Hospital 'in"
Panama City. Mr. Dort, a resident
of Mexico Beach. is survived by
two daughters. Donna Harris and
Cathy Travis. several grandchil-
dren and two sisters.
,A memorial service 'will be
held at the Veteran's of Foreign
Wars Post building in Highland
View at 2:00 p.m., E.S.T., on Fri-
day, December 16. ,
Another memorial service for
Mr. Dort will be held Smunday, De-
cember 18 at First United Metho-
dist Church on 22nd Street at
Mexico Beach beginning' at 11
All friends are cordially invit-
would welcome any donation as
they have the need for Search &
Rescue communication equip-
ment along with other rescue
items they need.
Gulf County Sheriffs Search
& Rescue members would like to
say a special thanks to the follow-
ing for their contributions: Heilig
Meyers Furniture Company (do-
-nation), St. Joe Furniture (carpet
for playhouse), Citizens Federal
-Savings Bank and St. Joe Paper-
makers Federal Credit Union.
Each donation is greatly ap-
Santa Rides in
S Attention all Highland View
Beginning at 1:00 p.m.
E.S.T., 'Saturday, December 17,
Santa will be making his annual
trip riding atop the Highland View
,Volunteer Fire Department truck
])throughout the neighborhood
- passing out lots of holiday cheer"'
?and& bags of goodies. Remember
to be good and be watching!
Eugene Maestri, Sr., 65, died
late Sunday, December 4,'as the
resultof a sudden illness.
He was the husband of the
late Mary Thompson of Dublin,
North Carolina and late Kathleen
Sheiffer of Springfield, Massachu-
setts. He is survived by nine chil-
dren and several grand and great-
grandchildren. Local survivors in-
Sclude three sons, Timothy J. and
wife, Janice Maestri; Thor Maestri
and Fury Maestri, all of Mexico
.Beach; one daughter, Theresa
Maestri, of Port St. Joe; grand-
children, Timothy E. and Elma
Maestri of White City and Johnny
and Christie Maestri of St. Joe ,
A wake was held at!the Mexi-
co Beach Fire Hall op Saturday,
December 10, at 7:30 p.m.
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The St. Joseph Bay Chapter
of the D.A.R. will hold its annual
Christmas membership tea on
December 21st from 3:30 5:30
p.m., E.S.T., at the home of Mrs.
Paul S. Fensom at 901 Sixteenth
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Sr. Citizens Buffet $3.99
1 lb. Snow Crab Legs ............$10.95
1 lb. Boiled or Fried Shrimp ........... $8.29
GULF COUNTY RESIDENTS
TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO
January 6, 1995, is the last day dumpsters
will be available for disposal of debris related
to Tropical Storm Alberto. Please plan
A public service of the Gulf Coanty Board of County
S2t 12/14and 12/15
Nemour's Children's Clinic
You are invited to our
Annual Christmas Party
Friday, December 16
from 2:30 to 4:30.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. DEC. 15, 1994
Cold Months Good fo Bass Fishing
Florida offers some excellent
sunshine and striped bass fishing
during the fall and winter
As water temperatures drop
with the arrival of cooler weather,
stripers and sunshines provide
cold weather anglers some of the
most exciting fishing of the year.
Not all Florida lakes and riv-
ers support a striped bass popu-
lation nor the sunshine bass (a
cross between white bass and
striped bass which is produced
by Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission biologists at hatcher-
ies). The area where stripers and
sunshines have. been stocked by
the Commissiori and the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service general-
ly provide excellent fishing.
Stripers can reach weights of
up to 60 pounds -while sunshine
bass seldom exceed 12.pourAds. ,
Lakes Talqutn a'a Seminole
and the Apalachicola, SL Johns,
SL Marys, Blacklwater, 'Nassau
and Ochlockonee rivers iit north
Florida provide anglers, with op-
portunities to catch strikers.
In northwest Florida, the Ap-
alachicola River and Lake Semi-
nole provide excellent striper fish-
ing. Best fishing occurs in March
and April at the Jim Woodruff
Dam and tailrace. Both bank and
boat fishing afford good opportu-
nities to hook large stripers.
In addition, Lake Talquin and
the Ocklockone River tailrace
near Tallahassee also offer good
fishing for stripers during Febru-
ary, March and April.
.The Apalachicola River and
LakeSeniM61le- provide the best
sunshine 0 bass- fishing' in the, '
state. It is not uncommon to
catch five- to-eight- pound sun-
shine bass below the Jim Wood-
ruff Dam on the Apalachicola
River from January to May.
Other popular sunshine bass
fishing opportunities occur from
the Escambia River in northwest
Florida to Lake Osborne in West
When fishing for stripers or
sunshines It's best to use heavy
Deny Claim (From Page 1)
not registered with FDLE."
Hammond queried. "But as
far as every one of them'having
gone to school and been certified.
had they not?"'
Hammond .said, 'Will you
name names please?" .
,. Coats, "I have that informa-
tion In my-.omce and could go and
get it if you would like." '.
Hammond questioned;, "Actu-
al working (not correction super:
visors) corrections .people working
Id the jail not certified. Was there
anyone in the jail not'certlfied?"
Coats replied, "No."
Hammond continued. "'No,
every one of them has been to
school. Is that correct?"
Coats, 'That's correct".
Hammond, "But the way It
seemed in the'paper, we have
Hickville USA over here when this
. clean. pressed, starched iron guy
from Pinellas County comes down
and says we have several people.
uncertified and untrained."
Coats, 'You're saying I said
Hammond, "You did.",
Coats, "Have you ever heard.
of people being misquoted?"
"Hammond, "Are you saying'
you didn't say that?"
Coats, "I would never say
anything that wasn't true; I'll tell
Hammond spoke of another
occasion when Commissioner
Yeager and himself had reported
to Interim Sheriff Coats, in confi-
dence, that a convenience store
clerk had told them that he regu-
larly sold alcoholic beverages to
Capt. Ray Richter, on duty. and
in a county vehicle. "I thought
that you would, follow up. Is it
true that not only did you not do
anything about it, but that some-
one apparently talked to his su-
pervisor and tried to get him fired
for talking about selling alcohol
to a sheriffs captain?"
Coats said he had told Ham-
mond if he would identify the
clerk he would have taken appro-
priate action and investigated.
Hammond retorted saying
that he had given him the clerk's
name. Yeager also verified that he
Coats then acknowledged
that he had written the clerk's
company complaining that the
clerk had been telling lies about
him and his employees.
Coats was also asked to give
his reason for firing Chief Deputy
Jack Davilla. He replied that he
had been advised by his attorney
not to reveal his reason.
The Board decided to meet in
special session to draft a resolu-
lion seeking to have Governor
Chiles remove interim sheriff
* James Coats as sheriff or appoint
a local replacement. Comm. Tray-
lor made the motion, seconded by
Comm. Yeager. The motion
passed four to one with Comm.
Nathan Peters casting the only
line (12- to 20- pound test) with a
variety-of artificial lures, includ-
ing white or yellow jigs (1/8
ounce to 1-1/2 ounces) iand
spoons for swift river currents
and surface plugs and crank
baits for schooling fish. By far.
live shad and skipjack herring are
the most popular baits for catch-
ing large sunshines and stripers.
Trophy sunshines have been
caught with live bait below the
Jim Woodruff Dam and in Lake
Anglers occasionally fly fish
for stripers and sunshines by us-
ing 8- 1/2- to 9-foot rods that
handle number 9 or 10 line. Sink-
ing/shooting heads for deep-
fishing flies are good choices
when fly fishing in rivers and Lail-
Sunshines closely resemble
stripers making. indentiflcaUon
sometimes very difficult. The
striper tends to have a more
streamlined body and head with
continuous unbroken .lines ex-
tending to the fold in the tail. On
the other hand. sunshines gener- tions for sunshine and striped
ally have a deep body shap-e with, bass consult the 1994 Freshwater
lines that are broken and irregu: Sport Fishing Guide and Regula-
lar and do no extend to the fold in Lions Summary available at
the tail. county tax collector's offices or
For current fishing regula- their subagehts.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 1994 PAGE 9A
Saturday Was A Day of Christmas Activities
This dog and his owners check out the antique cars.
Wewahitchka State Bank's entry in the parade.
Mayor Frank Pate lit the
community Saturday evening
at the end of a day of festivi-
ties signalling the arrival of
the Christmas season in Port
St. Joe. Beautiful, warm
weather was the setting for
the outdoor events planned
throughout the day. The rains
and cold weather held off un-
til after dark Saturday.
The day began with the
Reindeer one-mile fun run and
5 kilometer road race begin-
ning and ending at the histor-
ic Constitution Convention
Face painting, horse rides,
bucket rides in Florida Pow-
er's bucket truck, arts and
crafts, and a display of an-
tique car shows was available
.f the public wh.q ..........
w.-.WhiteOCity Baptist Church's float depicted the real reason for the Christmas season.
Taking a pony ride.
St. Joseph Telecommunications' entry in the parade.
The youngsters lead the pack at the start of Saturday's Reindeer run.
Up, up and awayl
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PAGEA THE5T R. FORT UT. JOE.dM-6ALA KDX. DC.1. 1994
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business. Everything we offer adds to your comfort or
better health. Please consider our pharmacy to be a helpful
Ask us questions about any product you are considering
getting. We will always give you a sincere, informed
answer. Sometimes we can save you much sickness-time
by suggesting you consult a physician if a self-treatment
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Want Credit for Algebra
Want Credit for Algebra I?
If your son or daughter took
Algebra I as an eighth grader at
Port St; Joe High, Schpol, you
should have received a letter in
late October offering you the op-
portunity to claim credit for that
course for your student. The
deadline for claiming this credit is
Wednesday, December 21. If you
or your student have questions,
please.do not hesitate to come by
or call the Guidance office at 229-;
The Tiger Sharks travelled to
Gainesville this past weekend to
play two teams who are power-
houses in 5A and 3A, and came
away with wins over Gainesville
Eastside and university school P.
The Sharks defeated Eastside
80-74, after outscoring the 5A
team 29-9 in the first quarter.
Des Baxter led the Sharks,
scoring 17 points followed by
John Bryant with 15 and Damon
Walker with 13.
PORT ST. JOE (80)
J. Larry 4 0 0-1 8; M. Larry 0 1
2-8 5; Adklson 1 1 0-0 5; Byrd 0 0 1-
2 1; Walker 3. 1 4-4 13; Quinn 3 1 0-2
9; Baxter 4 2 4-5 17; Bryant 4 0 7-8
,15; Crosby 1 0 0-1 2; Williams 1 0 0-
0 2. Totals 22 6 18-31 80.
VARSITY SHARKS-Kneeling, from left: Quatonia Croom, La-
Tresha Quinn, Sherry Hamilton, Latrina McNeal and Katie Kil-
bourn. Standing, from left: Christy Wood, Misty Wood, Charron Ad-
dison, Stephanie Maxwell, Gena Johnson and Heather Fields.
Lady Sharks to Host Tournament
The Port St. Joe High School
girls' basketball team will be host-
ing the Second Annual Lady
Sharks Classic in the dome De-
cember 15th and 16th.
.Participating in this year's
tournament are the teams from:
Wewahitchka, Apalachicola. Wa-
kulla and Port St. Joe. Wewa-
hitchka and Wakulla will play the
first game Thursday night at 7:00
p.m., E.S.T.. and Port St. Joe will
meet Apalachicola at 8:30. The
losers of Thursday night's games
will play at 7:00 p.m. Friday night
and the winners will play at 8:30
in the championship game.
Everyone is invited to come
out and watch some exciting bas-.
ketball and support your Port St.
A special thanks go out to the
following business for; making
this tournament possible: Citi-
zen's Federal, Show Time Video,
Saveway, The Star, Athletic
House, St. Joe Raw Bar.
Please .support these local
I'll Drink Your Blood ..."
The Red Cross Blood Drive, held in Port St.
Joe Tuesday of this week, collected only 33 units
of whole blood to meet the needs of the holiday
season which calls for a heavy demand on blood
Lawrences Retire From DOC
Harry K. Singletary (far right),
Secretary of the Florida Depart-
ment of Corrections was the
guest speaker at a retirement
luncheon at Gulf Correctional In-
stitution on November 30 for both
Raymond and Edwena Lawrence.
Celebrating combined service
of over 35 years in State of Flori-
da government employment, Sec-
retary Singletary lauded both em-
ployees for superior service.
Port St Joe natives, both
Raymond and Edwena grew up in
the area. Raymond was the Sher-
iff of Gulf County prior to his ini-
tial service with the Department
of Corrections. Over 200 employ-
ees, family and friends presented
the Lawrences with certificates,
plaques honoring their service,
fishing supplies for better days
ahead and a certificate for 550
gallons of gasoline. (The Lawrenc-
es will be travelling some!)
Bait Shrimp Cigar Minnows Squid Lures
Earthworms Crickets Wrigglers
Full Line Of Tackle
Open 6 a.m. Monday-Saturday
cn- Danny's Sporting Goods
306 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe
supplies. Rev. Zedoc Baxter, coordinator for the
local effort, said a total of 41 persons showed up
and offered to give blood, but that five of them
were deferred from being donors and three
couldn't fill up the collection bag. The collection
point was located at the First United Methodist
Kevin Lee and David Lee
Griffin, shown right, killed
this fine 8-point buck this
past Sunday while hunting off
Highway 20 in Youngstown.
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
If your child should de-
velop a toothache, your
dentist will probably do
whatever he can to save it if
the decay is not too wide-
spread. This will be true
whether it's a baby tooth or
one of the child's perma-
nent teeth. It's important to
the child's future dental
health to try to keep all of
his baby teeth in place until
the permanent teeth erupt
to replace them. If a tooth
were extracted, the sur-
rounding teeth might crowd
together, filling the space,
and blocking the eruption of
the permanent tooth.
The dentist will first anes-
thetize the decayed .area,
including the affected por-
tion of the pulp where it en-
ters the tooth's roots. The
tooth will -be medicated
then filled to protect it from
further decay. By remaining
in place, the tooth will help
keep all of your child's other
teeth in alignment. At the
same time it will be reserving
a place for the permanent
tooth, so it will have a better
chance to arrive in Its prop-
er position, unblocked by
shifting or crowded teeth.
Prepared as a public service
to promote better dental health.
From the office of FRANK D.
MAY, D.M.D., 319 Williams Ave.,
Orie 1 0 2-2 4; McClendon 6 0 0-
1 12; Smith 3 1-3 7; Hill 6 3 0-1 21;
Davis 0 0 1-4 1; R. Davis 1 0 2-2 4;
Richardson 0 0 2-2 2; Neal 4 0 7-6
14; Burney 1 0,1-1 3;
Port St. Joe 29 21 8 22-80
Eastside 9 20 15 28-74
According to Coach Eppin-'
ette, 'We really had a good time
in Gainesville met some new
people and generally had a good
visit Our basketball games were
a reflection of our season with the
Eastside game containing both
our very best and poorest play of
the season. We are still searching
for the consistent play that will
make us a good basketball team.
I was not pleased at all with our
bench play; poor Intensity and
even poorer concentration. The
second half of the P. K. Yonge
game was our best half-good
teamwork and communication."
PSJ 75, YONGE 47
Damon Walker hit four three
point goals in leading the Sharks
scoring with 16 points in, their
75-47 defeat of P. K. Yonge. Other,
Sharks in double figures were
Des Baxter with 15 and Chad
Quinn with 10.
The Sharks led 20-14 at the
end of the first quarter and added
to their lead in each of the suc-
Port St. Joe (75). J. Larry 2 0 1-
3.5; M. Lany 1 0 2-4 4; Jenkins 0 0
2-2 2; Adklson 0 0 1-2 1; Walker 0 0
1-2 1; Walker 2 4 0-0 16; Quinn 2 2
0-0 10; Baxter 3 1 6-8 15: Bryant 3 0
0-0 6; Crosby 3 0 2-3 8; Williams 3 0
1-2 7. Totals 20 7 16-26 75.
P. K. Yonge (47). Baker 2 3 4-4
17; Booth 1 0 0-0 2; McDarniel 1 0 1-2
3; Leath 5 0 2-2 1; Coffey 0 0 0-1 0;
Latson 1 0 2-4 4; Eberst 2 0 3-3 7.
P. K. Yonge 14 13 5 15-47
Port St. Joe 20 14 22 19-75,
The Sharks will take to the
road again this weekend as they
travel to Panama City Rutherford,
ranked #seven In 5A, on Friday
arid to Monticello on Saturday.
Both of. these teams are big and
physical according to Coach Ep-
pinette and will afford the Sharks
an opportunity to work on their
Game time is 8:30 for the var-
sity and 7:00 for the J.V., while
Saturday's game time is 8:00 var-
sitv and 7:30 J.V.
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by Paula Clark
Closing my eyes, I can pic-
ture previous years at Christmas
time. I see mny sister Penny and I,
as if thirty years ago were only
yesterday, holding glow-in-the-
dark angels up to our bedside
lamp to recharge them when we
were supposed to be asleep. I
loved staying up late talking with
Penny about Christmas joys to
come. One night we were awake
until after 4 a.m. trying to discov-
er when the neighbors turned off
their Christmas lights on their
front yard nativity scene.
It seems like only yesterday
that I saw my father stand at the
front door, a mischievous grin on
his face. He seemed to love to tell
us that we had "'Just missed" San-
When we lived on 38th Street
in Kansas City, Penny shared my
bedroom, with a periodical retreat
to sharing Pam's room instead. I
-always thought she was lucky for
the change, but I imagine it was
tough for her. Funny, but I don't
remember much about the holi-
days when I had my room all to
myself. Christiras is for sharing
Probably the worst year of all
was the year Penny and I opened
our presents early, carefully un-
wrapping and taping them back
so cleverly. We opened only one
or two at first, when the "coast"
was "clear". Before we knew it, we
say everything we were getting. It
was tough trying to pretend sur-
prise that year. Honestly, my face
always tells alll The year after
that, Mom numbered all of the
gifts. On Christmas Eve,'she con-
sulted a small black book for the
numbered listing. It was an em-
barrassment to me, especially
since (I hate to admit it) the year
before had been my stupid idea..
Mom always managed to-
make Christmas very special. I
learned early that home-made
gifts bring great joy. Guess who
taught me? Mom. She sewed doll
clothes for us three girls, and
even one year bought each of us a
small red doll wardrobe trunk
with four cardboard drawers. We
filled them with her lovingly sewn
doll clothes. That year. Pam. Pen-
ny, and I played for hours up-
stairs in Pam's room.
Dad? Around 6 p.m. on
Christmas Eve, he would waltz
; into the mall, (or whatever was
still open so late), and pick out a
dozen or so items in the lingerie
department for Mom. Every year.
It was the same. I began to feel
sorry for her. She feigned sur-
prise, and seemed genuinely de-
lighted with her gifts. When I was,
in high school, I decided I had to
convince Dad to be different. I
had heard Mom wistfully talk
about a special watch (unique
David Austin In
St. Joe Concert
Nashville recording artist Da-
vid Austin is appearing in concert
Tuesday, December 20 at 8:30
p.m., E.S.T., at the centennial
Building in Port St. Joe. Admis-
sion is $5 a person or $8 a couple
at the door.
Entertainer is the best way to-
describe David Austin. His act
has been referred to by clhib own-
ers and talent buyers as 'The
Most Energetic Act" they have
'Austin knows how to relate
with an audience, always keeping
them on the edge of their seats
during his entire show. His stage
shows are a hard-working, high-
energy, crowd pleasing display of
raw talent, acquired showman-
ship, and seemingly quenchless
An accomplished songwriter,
Austin penned four of the ten
pongs on his newly released CD.
Many of the songs in his show
are his original music.
Currently his new CD is be-
ing, distributed in the United
States and Europe. His first sin-
gle released int Europe, "Uncle
Sam, Mr. Jukebox. and My Ex-
rife." came in at #12 on the CMC
High quality pre-recorded
background music tracks give a
full band sound behind Austin as
and rather expensive) that she
longed to have. Dad was sur-
prised that Mom actually had a
desire for something besides
lingerie He and I went to the mall
together, and we found the treas-
ure we sought. There were days
and days until Christmas. We oc-
casionally winked at each other
in knowing camaradarie. Dad
pretended on Christmas Eve that
he had forgotten it was Christmas
Eve until it was too late. Mom
good naturedly hugged him and
was just glad he was home. When
all the other presents were
opened, Dad pulled out a slim,
beautifully wrapped present.
Mom was so surprised: She still
has that gift today, and I have the
precious memory of the twinkle in
his eye. .
The first Christmas that I had
my own income, working in a de-
.partment store, I spent, my
breaks window shopping. For
three months I considered the gift
I would give Mom and Dad that
Christmas. I finally decided on a
"Mother's" ring for my Mom with
the birthstones of us three girls. I
loved it. I kept it in my drawer,
unwrapped, so I could enjoy look-
ing at it. The anticipation of her
pleasure in my gift was almost
'more fun than the opening of the
gift! She loved us girls with a dear
mother's love, and I wanted to
give her something more. lasting
than cologne or candy. Dad's, gift
was always harder to choose. I
chose .a fancy lighter that
matched a ring he had bought in
Portugal that he never took off his
finger. I was so excited, because
that ring was too unique to ever
find anything that matched iti I
Don't remember a thing about
what they gave me that year. My
pleasure was solely in giving. I
found out that truly, it is "more
blessed to give than to receive.",-
A parade of years gone by
swirls through my mind. Some-
times I wish I could bring togeth-
er all the wonderful people who
have given me many special
memories. Scattered over several
states, kind thoughts or letters is
all I can offer.
In the tradition of Christmas,
I like to pause and reflect on the
"spirit" of Christmas, past. You
would think after forty-one years
of experiencing Christmas, I'd be
closer to solving the "mystery" of
the season! But, it's a joy to re-
flect on this mystery each year,
never expecting to "solve" t. 1I
treasure the wonder of each
Christmas, past. It helps me pon-
der ways to share the joy of the
season, in Christmas, present.
"How can you feel the 'Christ-
mas spirit' in Florida, with all
that sunshine, and no snow?" I
Austin is currently perform-
ing at the Coiiper Cowboy Saloon
at the Boardwalk- Beach Resort,
Panama City Beach, Thursdays
from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p,m. and
Friday and Saturdays from 9:00
p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
David Austin's concert in St.
Joe comes at the end of a six
week line dance session held at
the Centennial Building every
Tuesday night from 6:30 p.m. to
Everyone is invited to attend
this energy-filled, foot-stomping,
boot-scooting night of music, fun
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have been asked. Being a recent
addition to Florida's population, I
am enjoying the sunshine, the
butterflies, and an occasional
quick, cool swim in my. backyard.
Frankly, I don't miss snow at all!
Besides, the "Christmas spir-
-it'i knows no geographical boun-
daries. In a way, our family has.
already experienced Christmas
here. Folks have been so kind to
us! Being a Kansas girl, I sUll
hear the echo, "no place like
home" in my head. Although of-,
ten that refrain makes me think
of fields of golden, summer
wheat, -or beautiful Christmas
plaza lights, already I find myself
thinking of here as synonymous
with home. No place has become
like home in so short a time as
, the "forgotten coast" of Florida.
That's riot usually an easy change
to make, thinking of a new place
Christmas always makes me
think of "home." It's a wonderful,
magical time of year, full of past
memories and the making of fu-
This Christmas, many firsts
come to my mind: my first Christ-
mas as a grandparent; my first
Christmas since the deaths of
both my father and my step-
father; and my first Christmas to
welcome home my daughter who
moved out on her own last
spring, what a poignant year!
Decorating the tree wasn't
the same without our daughter's
presence. No one felt like under-.
taking the project without her. A
friend from Eastpoint, Martha.
shared that she and her grown
siblings have a "tree trimming".
party at their mom's every year.
What a wonderful tradition I
wish my sisters and I could do
that at mom's sometime. For the
first time in over twenty years, we
all four live in the same state
again. Problem is, Penny lives in
Northeast. Florida, Pam in west
central, Mom in southeast, and
we're on the Gulf coast.
I have been amazed at friend-
ship extended to us from many in
our community. It has been a gift
that required no opening, re-
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season." A gift was given to each
one of us, many years ago. It has.
not changed since it was given
nearly two thousand years ago.
Daily, we have the opportunity to
reflect on the eternal gift of salva-
This year, at Christmas, I am
asking God to help me polish the
gift He gave me. Sometimes I let
His gift get dusty, like the tree or-
naments that I store in a closet. I
want to remember to enjoy His
free gift more, all the ,year
through. This precious gift does
not belong to my soul's closet.
forgotten.. His gift' was, and is
costly. Christmas time reminds
me to treasure the priceless and
matchless gift of God's love, His
Rain' or shine, we are cele-
brating His birth! Thank you, new
neighbors and friends for making'
us feel welcome in your commu-
nity, welcome to celebrate this
most precious time, together.
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the Proper Preparation and Care ...
By Roy Lee Carter
-County Extension Director.
S Although artificial Christmas
-trees have gained considerable
Popularity in recent years, pri-
*marily because of their conven-
ience and consistent appearance,
many people still prefer a real
tree. If you're a traditionalist and
plan to have a natural tree, it's
important that you shop early
and take-good care of your pur-
chase from the moment you get it
:home until the holidays are over.
Regardless of the typf of nat-
ural Christmas tree you choose,
:an imported fir, pine, spruce or a
,native Florida red cedar, you
-should select a fresh, well shaped
'tree. Before buying, decide where
:you'll display the tree, so you'll
know exactly what size to pur-
chase. If you plan to put the tree
in a corner or against a wall, you
might buy one with a bad side,
and save a few dollars. It's impor-
tant to shop at a Christmas tree
lot where the trees are well dis-
: played, so .you can really see
Signed by Clinton
for U. S. Veterans
Legislation that expands ben-
eflts in the Department of Vete-
rans Affairs (VA) loan guaranty
program and extends VA home
loan entitlement to a. new group
of veterans and their survivors
was signed recently by President
"For the second consecutive
year, VA has helped to usher
through the legislative process
sweeping changes in the loan
guaranty program to provide our
veterans the best opportunity to
share in the American dream of
-home ownership," said VA Secre- .
itary Jesse Brown.
(j An increase in the maximum
loan guaranty entitlement from
$46,000 to $50,750 was included
in legislation signed October 13,
1994., The increase effectively
,raises to $203,000 the loan
;amount a veteran can obtain
without a downpayment since
most lenders will lend up to four
times the amount of a veteran's
,;entitlement without requiring a
.'downpayment. The new limit is
,comparable to the maximum of
$203,150 for conventional loans
purchased by the Federal Nation-
Sal Mortgage Association, "Farmnnie
Mae," and the Federal Home Loan
'Mortgage Corp.. "Freddie Mac."
Other changes in the loan,
guaranty program, included in
the Veterans' Benefits Improve-
: ment Act of 1994 signed Novem-
;,ber 2, 1994, are:'
Extending eligibility for
" home loan benefits to members of
'the Selected Reserves, who, due
to a service-connected disability,
are unable to complete the re-
quired six years of duty and to
surviving spouses of reservists
who died as result of service-
Allowing veterans a one-
time restoration of their VA loan
' entitlement if they pay off a VA
loan and still own the, property
purchased with that loan. Previ-
ously, veterans could not restore
their entitlement unless they dis-
posed of the property.
Extending eligibility for VA
loan guaranty entitlement to cer-
tain individuals who cannot com-
plete the minimum, two-year re-
quirement for active-duty' service
because of certain medical condi-
tions, a reduction-in-force, or for
the convenience of the govern-
Allowing veterans who ob-
tained an adjustable rate mort-
gage (ARM) to refinance to a
fixed-rate loan under VA's inter-
est rate reduction refinancing
loan (IRRRL) program, even if the
fixed rate is higher than the cur-
Srent rate of the ARM.
Allowing up to $6,000 in en-
ergy-efficient improvements to be
added to the loan when refinanc-
ing under the IRRRL program.
Red cedar, Virginia pine,
Sand pine, Spruce pine, and Ley-
land cypress are grown in Florida
specifically for use as Christmas
trees. Each year, Florida Christ-
mas tree growers produce be-
tween 120,000 and 150,000
freshly cut trees, valued at more
than $3 million, for .the holiday
, what you're getting for your mon-
ey. Once you find a fresh tree of
the right size and shape, you
need to know how to take care of
If you buy your tree several
days before you plan to set it up,
store, it outdoors in a cool area
under shade or in a carport. Cut
the tree stump at a diagonal
about one inch above the original
cut, and place it in a container of
water. When you bring the tree
inside, saw the stump again, this
time squaring off the diagonal.
This creates a fresh wound which
helps the tree take up water.
through the stump. Now place
the tree in a stand that holds wa-
ter. Be sure you keep the stand
filled at all times. It's surprising
how quickly a good-sized tree can
take up a quart of water. So,
check the water level at least
once a day.
Place your tree in the coolest
part of the room. Keep it away
from things like fireplaces, radia-
tors, air ducts, and even t.v. sets.
The heat from these can cause
the tree needles to dry out and
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drop off very quickly.
Proper Christmas tree care i
only part of the story. There are
certain safety rules you should
follow carefully. Never use can
dies or anything with an open
flame on or near the tree. I
you're using electric lights, check
them over very carefully for loosi
connections and worn wires
Don't overload your electrical cir
cults. If you must use an exten
sion cord, run it out of the way o
foot traffic,, and be sure it's heavy
enough for the current load. Al
ways turn the tree lights off when
you leave home or go to bed.
Buying and caring for you
Christmas tree may not be th
weightiest problem on your mind
as we move into the Christma
season, but if you plan to have
natural Christmas tree in you
home this year, you'll need to giv
some thought to both subjects
Keep in mind that a fresh tre
-with good shape and sturdy
branches usually will make th
best tree for displaying and deco
rating. Make sure you' keep th
tree in the coolest possible place
and that you Water it every day
Take the time to properly care fo
your Christmas tree, and it wil
reward your efforts with radian
beauty throughout the holiday
to Visit Monday
U. S. Congressman Pete Pe
person, Democrat from Marianna
announced that Ken Davis, a re.p
resentative from his Panama Cit
district office will visit Port St. Joe
to meet with constituents from
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., E.S,T.
Monday, December 19 in the lav
library at the Gulf County Court
Swill begin Thursday; January 5.
Registration for courses in Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka will be
held on Tuesday, .January 3 at
6:00 p.m. Registration locations
Swill be Port St. Joe High School
and Wewahitchka High School.
SCodtrses' offered in ;Port St.
Joe include: Developmental Psy-
chology, Western civilization 'II
and Fundamentals of Algebra.
Wewahlitchka courses in-
clude: General Biology, Anatomy
& Physiology II Lab, Word Pro-
cessing. with WordPerfect and
* Principles of Sociology.
G.C.C.C. will offer a number
of courses through Open Cqllege.
Video tapes and audio cassettes
for these courses are available at
the Gulf County Library, Port St.
Joe Instructional Services .Office
and Wewahitchka High School Li-
brary. Contact Temple Watson at
Port St. Joe High School or
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be visiting Gulf County monthly,
will provide information and help
to residents with questions and
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Look for School
to be A Hot Item In Upcoming ,
1995 Session of Legislature
This old reporter would rather see school choice emerge as the bilg
Florida legislative question next year, instead of prayer ifi the classroom
or the expected power grab by environmentalists flushed with the victoi-y
of the gill net ban.
Fixing the lagging educational system through school choice via
vouchers and contract charter schools is vital to the future of the state.
Prayer in the classroom-though immensely popular to the majority-is
so divisive that Its sponsor last year, Sen. Charles Williams, D-
Tallahassee, is reluctant to bring It up again. Of course, someone else
will. The drive by the organized environmental lobby to get more money
and power for their nature messing-around projects is also going to split
the session. The two issues could very well result in gridlock.
Hopefully, with more Republicans in the House and Senate and the
help of conservative Democrats in both bodies, school choice may have a
chance in Florida next year in spite of the fact that Republican Jeb Bush
was the only school choice candidate for governor defeated in the Nov. 8
Historically, education groups, unions and. teachers, have opposed
school choice even in public schools and become vehement at the idea of
the state, providing tax vouchers for students to attend private or relig-
ious schools, claiming it would drain mgney from the public school sys-
Charter schools whereby private enterprise is allowed to' build and
run schools for the district don't draw as much emotional opposition
from the old public school hacks either.
Public school choice (allowing parents to send their children to any,
public school) has been adopted by eleven states with more expected
next year. It is a mainstream idea now. Extending that school choice to
private and parochial schools or charter schools isn't there yet, but the
idea is gaining acceptance.
Florida's new cabinet which cranks up January 3 will have three Re-
publicans on it. Including Education Commissioner Frank Brogan. wlho
said in his campaign that he would favor some school choice options as
pilot projects to see If they work. .
Even the Democrats on the cabinet where Gov. Lawton Chiles has
the tie-breaking vote can be expected to give choice some favorable atten-
tion, because It appears to be one of the things a disgruntled electorate
may want It will probably be tied to final acceptance by local school dis-
A surprising fact is that polls show that in a California vote that lost
on tax money vouchers for students to attend any school of their choice'
(public, private or parochial) 69 percent of the black parents in Los An-
geles, 51 percent of Latinos, and 58 percent of the Asians favored it.
*Jeb Bush claimed his school choice suggestions were designed to
give poor students the first crack at attending better schools out of their
districts, then-if it worked-try It on a larger scale with all students.
You can't argue with that logic, but it's probably too much to hope that
old He-coon Chiles will adopt a Bush suggestion, although stranger
things have happened in politics.
One thing for sure. Florida leaders need to quit skirting the facts and
get down to the business of seeking solutions for our education system.
Real wages and the standard of living will decline unless schools deliver
an adaptable work force, capable of performing multiple jobs and able to'
quickly learn new skills. That way, they can compete with a global work
force that is larger and works considerably cheaper.
It's alright to start with opportunities for poor and under-achieving
students first, but the ultimate goal has to be a broad improvement of,
education across the board for every student-including the white major-
ity. We're all in this together, right?
'POINTED HAIDS' is the way my mentor and buddy-Uncle Clem
Redneck down on Flat Creek-describes big city newspaper editors. A
case .to,.llustrate his point was in a post-election column in the Miami
Herald in which political editor Tom-Fiedler wanted to do away with Flori --
da's runoff system In the party races where the top two candidates run
against each other If no one gets a majority of the votes cast in the pri-
; "Fact is," Fiedler said, "the runoff is the legacy of the Jim Crow
South. a way of thwarting a minority candidate's" bid for the nomination
by requiring a majority vote, rather than a plurality."
Hog wash. .
Uncle Clem said the "leastest" the system should do is make the poll-
ticians get a majority of the votes in a "farre" election before turning them
loose on the people. None of this 43 percent of the vote like Bill Clinton
got, Clem said.
Fledler missed an important point. Democrats like Lawton Chiles,
Bob Graham, Reubin Askew and LeRoy Collins wouldn't have made it
without runoffs. They all trailed in the first primary in important races
early in their careers. Hey, maybe Fiedler has a good idea after all, but
,not really. I hate plurality winners about as much as this new public
,campaign law that makes taxpayers pay millionaire politicians to tell
them something they don't want to hear-mainly what peachy people
.Food Safety Tip
Lead foil coverings on wine
bottles may be hazardous. Lead
accumulates slowly in the body
.,over a period of time. Traces of
lead left on the rim of wine bottles
when, the lead foil coverings are
removed can be transferred to the
wine when it is poured. Reduce
This danger by carefully removing
the foil from the bottle and wiping
the rim thoroughly with a cloth
moistened with vinegar or lemon
Lead crystal- decanters are
another source of lead, so don't
store wine in these containers.
Many wines have a trace of lead,
and even low levels are dangerous,
to the fetus or'nursing babies, so
the U. S. Food and Drug Adminis-.
tration advises pregnant or nurs-
ing mothers to eliminate wine
from their diets:
Is Pleased to Announce.
Its Association With
Allstate & The Travelers:
Life Insurance Companies
"Call Me About Your Life & Health Insurance Needs"
by Jack Harper
they are and what scum they have as opponents.
Fiedler had it right when he said Gov. Chiles probably won the elec-
tion last year when he signed the campaign bill he sponsored. Without
the money he picked up to match what Bush spent over the limits,
Chiles would likely have lost.
THE NEWS ROUND-UP:
TALLAHASSEE (WNS) Legislators who helped House Speaker Peter
Wallace win the office last month are so angered by his brutal firing of 17
committee staff members Friday that-unless the action is reversed-it
could cause a coalition of Republicans and conservative Democrats to
block his programs in the next session.
Green and red folders handed 17 House committee staffers by the
speaker's office just two weeks before Christmas didn't contain holiday
greetings of good cheer. Instead. they contained dismissal notices with-
out severance pay and orders to clean out their desks and leave by 5
Unlike Career Service System workers, who have security against fir-
ing or demotion without cause. Legislative staff workers can be fired any-
EARLY RELEASES OVER? Gov. Lawton Chiles' claim that early re-
lease for prisoners in Florida Is history was called a "facade" by backers
of a constitutional amendment the Supreme Court wouldn't allow on the
ballot that called for 85 percent of all sentences to be served.
Prisoners presently serve less than 40 percent of the prison time they
receive in sentences.
Chiles said that will no longer be true because of major prison con-
struction, deportation of imprisoned illegal aliens and changes in sen--
tencing guidelines. He said criminals will now serve about 75 percent of
their sentence and violent criminals would serve 80 percent.
Manatee County Sheriff Charlie Wells, a sponsor of a constitutional
amendment proposal kept off the ballot by the high court that would
have mandated prisoners serve 85 percent of their time, said he doubted
if Chiles knew what he was talking abouL
"Florida is still number one in crime In the country,"' Wells said.
"We'll just have to wait and see, won't we?"
COACHES CLEARED: Florida State University coaches were cleared
last week of complicity in a player agent sponsored Foot Locker shopping
spree by Seminole.football players or other infractions exposed by an ar-
ticle in SPORTS ILLUSTRATED magazine last year.
Of course, the findings were made by an outside law firm at a cost of
about $400,000. FSU President Sandy D'Alemberte said he hoped the
National Collegiate Athletic Association would come to the same conclu-
The firm-Bond. Schoenek & King-said that no coaches or athletic
department personnel knew about any activities between the agents and
players before they occurred, therefore there was no violaUon of institu-
WISH LIST: State agencies asked He-coon Santa Chiles for a $43 bil-
lion budget in 1995-96 fiscal year that begins next July, representing an,
eleven percent increase.
The wish list came at public hearings on public-safety related re-
quests conducted by the governor's office. The largest wish was a 57 per-
cent increase to $308.7 million from the Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services headed by Bob Crawford. Ironically the U. S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture announced it Is considering the closure of 43 of its
81 Florida offices in the next three years in a services streamlining effort
Other state agencies requesting big increases in Chile's budget were:
Health Care Administration. $7.81 'billion, up to 3 percent; Commerce
Department, $128.2' million, up 15 percent Corrections, $1.86-billion,
up 30 percent; and Department of Education, $11.9 billion, up 10 per-
Marine Pfc. Patrick M. Son-
nenberg, son of retired Air Force
Master Sgt. and Mrs. Daniel L.
Clifford of Wewahltchka, recently
completed recruit training and
was promoted to his present
During the training cycle at
Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Par-
ris Island, South Carolina, re-
cruits are taught the basics of
battlefield survival, introduced to
typical military daily routine and
personal and professional stan-
All recruits participate In an
active physical conditioning pro-
gram and gain proficiency in a va- .
riety of military skills including
first aid, rifle marksmanship and
close-order drill. Teamwork and
self-discipline are emphasized
throughout the cycle.
The Marine Corps has always
been an elite force of individuals,
and there will always be a need
for those individuals who are not
only tough, but smart. The Ma-
rine Corps has more than 38.000
outstanding career opportunities
,for qualified young men and
He is a 1994 graduate of Port
St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High School
Open House at
M. B. Chamber
The Mexico Beach.Chamber
of Commerce will have an Open
House on Sunday, December 18
from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.,
Chamber members wish to
invite the public to attend this
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. .15, 1994 PAGE 3B
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ing days before the planned activity is scheduled to begin. Our personnel will tell
you if your work will affect the pipeline and will mark the location of the site where
required. Our office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The phone
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Events and Happenings From County Schools
"Dots on Face"
When first grader, Josh Pitts,
told P. E. aide Nicki Little that
there were 12 absent from Miss
Bowers room, Johnny Jones was
qui.k to say, "They have dots on
their face." (Chicken Poxl)
"A Beary Merry Christmas"
From Second Grade
Second grade teachers would
like to invite the community to
their lively musical about bears
d siovering the real meaning of
C l'stmas. It will be presented at
8:30 arid 9:30 on Friday, Decem-
Mini Inservice on December 7th
Elementary teachers at
W.E.S. enjoyed a mini inservice
last Wednesday about developing
a writing curriculum which en-
compasses 'the entire curriculum.
Work within the different grades
produced a guide that will help
kids write. Lori Price coordinated
Robby White is the Fourth
Grade "Student of the Week"
Linda Lawrence chose Robby
White as the fourth grade student
of the week. He is the son of Don-
ald and Virginia White and would
like to be a police officer when he
grows up. Robby likes science in
school and Clint Black in music.
When he is watching TV, "Home
Igiprovement" is his favorite
show. One day Robby would like
t6 visit Montana. Robby said this
about school, "School is great We
play games sometimes, but most
of the time we do work." We
should work all right
President April Andrews
would like to announce that the
Santa Village will be open on De-
cemnber' 19th, 20th, and 21st from'
l00 until 2:00. Gifts will be
available from 25 cents and up.
Elf assistants will be available to
help students purchase gifts.
Christmas Band Concert
W.H.S. Band director, Terry
Strvker and the Gator Sound
Band will give a Christmas con-
,' Semester Exams .
comes together at the
tine--end of the first se
six week exams, semester
and the beginning of the
mas holidays. You can
which of the four you' lii
out of that grou p!
Semester exams are
ber 20th and 21st, with ea
being shortened. Decembi
the buses will run near
p.m. and December 21st
scheduled for noon. SoT
students get wrapped up
excitement of the semester
Ing and don't pay as much
tion to exams as they
lease try. to keep them,
on finishing the exams ti
they can. It is importantly.
Gulf County (in last we
sue of The Sta) -was hone
being first in the state (C
tion rate)'and third in stat
lowest, that is) in measure
drop-out rate. W.H.S.'s co
tion to the county's grad
rate was significant in tha
highest in, the district, hel
arrive at the 97% average
County. The drop-out pre
programs in the district,
we often retrieve student
have previously dropped
were responsible for a grad
rate at W.H.S. in excess ol
lIoes it pay to retrieve st
a*d encourage them to
The boys' basketball season
is off and going great. Coach
Scott Gowan is the leader of this
fine team of young men which in-
cludes: seventh graders Clay
Smallwood, Brandon Davis, Mosi
quinn, Rod Givens, Kedrick Lar-
ry, Ashley Stephens, Koran
Rouse, Bonjour Hill, Ryan Ste-
phens, Kevin Conoley and Josh
Norris; and eighth graders Jim
Faison, Wade Kennington, J. R.
Leslie, Rod Chambers, James
Daniels, Mark Williams, Odell
Dandy, and Brett Lowry.
the two seventh grade games
have both resulted in wins with
Wewa losing 56-8 and Chatta-
hoochee losing 37-22. Mosi
Quinn was the high point scoring
man with 19 points at Wewa and
Koran Rouse was right behind
him with 17. In the Chattahooch-
ee game, Mosi Quinn scored the
By Linda Whitfield
cert at W.E.S. on Thursday, De-
cember 15. The times will be 8:45
and 9:15. The public Is invited to
come and hear some yuletide
November Hoopla. But in
The November Hoopla host-'
esses had some scheduling prob-
lems with their Hoopla social Fi-
nally, November had come and
gone, so Mr. Kelley suggested it
be the first week in December.
What a treat on Wednesday, De-
cember 7, to have all kinds of pie,
coffee, and Pepil before we tack-
led the writing assignments.
Much thanks to Rhonda Prid-
geon, Kim Ludlam, Nadine Whit-
field, Connie St. Clair, Sharon
Owens, and Janice Nelson for the
When the small ring bearer
was asked if he had enjoyed the
wedding, ,he was quick to say he
"didn't get to wear the bear suit!"
(This was told to me by Betty Hol-
loway about her granddaughter
Holly Herring's wedding.)
Big Day at the Courthouse
We would like to invite every-
one to come to the beautiful,
courthouse in Wewahitchka on
Saturday, December 17th, for a
day of festivities. It will begin at
10:00 a.m. and there will be mu-
sical, programs until 2:00. Also,,
there will be things to buy, eat,'
and people to visit with. Bring a
lawn chair and enjoy the day, or
come and stay for a little while.
On TV. .
Thursday, the third grades
and T.E.A.M. classes will walk to
From the Principal's Desk
By Larry A. Mathes
.It all school and graduate? Check any-
same one's statistics regarding drop-
mester, outs and graduates and their rel-
exams, ative chance of leading a produc-
Christ- tive life. Generally, the more edu-
choose cation a person can get, the
ke best better his or her chance is to be-
Decem- I hope by now you have re-
ach day ceived and read over your copy of'
er 20th the Annual Report. Your student
12:30 should have delivered it to you
'they're Thursday, December 15th. The
netimes statistics are not always easy to
in the digest so if you have questions, a.
er end- call to the high schools will some-
h atten- times clarify the Issue.
should. Still no word on the voting to
focused split the play-off system between
he best public and private. It's very frus-
trating (especially if you're a
ek's is- small public school,. the ones
)red for mostly affected), and the delay al-
3radua- most seems deliberate. It's no se-
e (third cret the F.H.S.A.A: board is fight-,
ing the ing to keep the split from taking
ntribu- place. They're afraid it will lead to
duation a complete melt-down of the asso-
t it was clation. Miami area schools may
lping to form their own association, and
for Gulf the private schools may choose to
vention form their own. also. Since the
where scheduling meeting,is in January,
ts who it would be nice to know whether
d out, or not changes are to take place.
duation Merry Christmas and Happy
f 100%. New Year from all the staff at We-
tudents wahitchka High School. Have a
stay in happy and safe holiday!
the courthouse and place on the
tree their recycled ornaments.
The 40 foot tree will be lovely
even with packing foam, jar lids,
bottles, aluminum foil, meat
trays, paper cylinders, and lots of
other things. FOX 28 will be tap-
ing the activities. The tree will be
lit after the parade on Saturday,
the 17th. The parade will begin at
5:00 p.m. and hopes are that it
will be even longer and more 'lit'
than last year.
most points with 13., "
The eighth grade team has
played three games which have
resulted in one win and two loss-
es, but they were close. When
playing Wewa, Port St Joe won
75- 12. The Chattahoochee game
ended in a Port St. Joe loss 30-
54. The Sneads game went into
overtime and ended in a score of
44-49. J. R. Leslie, James Dan-
iels, and Rod Chambers scored
the most points in these games. A
review of the game played with
Blountstown, December 12, will,
be in the next article.
*The next game that will be
played will be on December 20.
Please come out and support
your Sharks. You're doing a great
job guys. Keep it up!
The Middle School Christmas
Dance will be held on Friday, De-
' cember 16, during fifth and sixth
The Magic Christmas
by Ben Hobbs, Third Grade
Once upon a time I was help-
ing my Mom put up the Christ-
mas tree. We did not know that it
wasn't an ordinary Christmas
The house started to shake.
"It's an earthquake!" I
A lamp appeared. I picked it
up and everyone in the world was
gone. All the cool cars I wished
for were in the street!
I put the lamp down and eve-
ryone came back and that was
my Christmas present
Port St. Joe Elementary School
periods. Please dress up for the
occasion. Students will receive
more information later in the
week from their A.A. teachers.
We are having six weeks tests
on Wednesday and Thursday of
this week, December 14 and 15.
Study hard, and do your best!
The Middle School Marching.
Band did a great job marching in
the parade last Saturday. We're'
proud of you.
Next Tuesday and Wednes-'
day, December 20 and 21, will be
half days for students. Yes,
Christmas is almost here.
That's all for this week,TIiave
a great onel
ing from $ .99 to $5.00 featuring
everything from good scents and
Jewelry to Power Rangers. Free.
gift wrapping! Santa's Workshop
is also open after school. What a'
great place to do your Christmas
Our next P.T.A. meeting will
be held on Thursday, December
15 at 6:30 pm. in the school au-
ditorium. There will be a short
business meeting 'during which
upcoming P.T.A. events will be
discussed. Following the meeting
we will be treated to a Christmas
program. Please plan to attend
Bulldog Beat '" '
The Bulldog Beat, our school
newspaper will be: sold for 50
cents before school or during
break at the school store. There
will be news about .your fellow
students, teachers, jokes, riddles
and lots of fun to read.
School will be dismissed early
on Tuesday, December 20 and
Wednesday, December 21. The
schedule is as follows:
1st Bus/Town Students......12:45
2nd Bus........................... 12:10
1st Bus/Town Students...... 11:40
2nd Bus............................ 11:45
Happy Holidays Everyone!!
Parents Make the Difference
Here are some things parents
can do to help their child's educa-
PRead to preschool children
at least twenty minutes a day. Or
"have older children read to you.
oKeep good books, magazines
and newspapers in the house.
Make sure your children see
you read for at least twenty min-
utes a day.
Fire Safety House
Students K through third
grade were filled with excitement
last Tuesday when they had a
chance to experience a "burning
The Children's Fire Safety
House is the training tool that
volunteers of the Bay County Fire
Prevention Committee use to help
students learn and experience the
proper procedure to escape a
burning structure. .
Fireman Bobby Richardson
and Fireman Bob Kuykendall of
'the Tyndall .Fire Department;
Fireman Tommy Thompson of the
Thomas Drive, Panama City
Beach Fire Department and Fire-
man Ray Aaron of the Panama
City Fire Department were the in-
structors for the group.
The firemen volunteer their
days off to teach children the haz-
ards of fire and train them in pro-
cedures. In the two years they
have had their Safety House, they
have reached 30,000 students-
all In Bay County. Highland View
is the first school out-of-county to
have- had the pleasure of this
great service. The plans for the
Bay Committee are to reach a six-
county area with their Children's
Fire Safety House.
Thank you to all the firemen
for a hands on experience that
will live in these youngsters for a
long time to come.
S ari k Talk MbyMis-
Sh' r k, kV Missy Nobles
There's only one week left un-
til Christmas holidays and the
first semester of the 1994-95
. school year will be over. Semester
tests will be given on Tuesday,
December 20th and
21st. We will get out of
school on Tuesday at
12:30 and Wednesday
Two thumbs up to
this- month's Florida
Math League Contest
winners: 1st place-
Davida Byrd and Nikkl
Williams, 2nd place-
Jennifer Bell and Mi-
chelle Wisdahl. Great
job ladies! C
,The POPS Club
will be doing some Christmas
shopping for members of our
community. Anyone desiring to
contribute toward this worth-
while effort, see a POPS Club
Congratulations to Michelle
Combs, who has been accepted'
to Marion Military Institute and
It's "beginning to "look a lot
like Christmas" at Faith Christ-
mas School. Bulletin boards,
doors,' tables decorated with
Christmas trees, ,candy canes,
wreaths and manger scenes.
Christmas songs and carols being
sung, and a Christmas program
depicting our Savior's birth is be-
ing practiced by our third grade
class under the direction of their
teacher, Mrs. Joy Richards. Mrs.
Teat's music classes will add to
The 'Christmas' story will be
performed for the Bay St. Joseph
Care Center on,.Tuesday, Dec. 20
. and that same evening at 7:00
p.m. at the school for parents and
friends. On Wednesday the pro-,
gramwill be given to the students
at 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. School
will be dismissed at noon on
Wednesday. December 21, after
the Christmas festivities are over.
Last Friday, December 9, the
fifth grade with Rev. and Mrs.
Students of the Week
Congratulations to our stu-
dents of the week Kristen Solock,
Lauren Wells, Bart Lowry, Eric
Harris, Isaiah Jenkins and Kimi
Our P.T.A. is sponsoring San-
ta's Workshop through December'
16. Students can purchase gifts
for the whole family. Prices rang-
Due'to Christmas holidays
and semester exams, Gulf County
Schools will be dismissed early on
Tuesday., December 20 and
Wednesday, December 21.
The following is the bus.
schedule for early dismissal onr
Tuesday. December 20
Port St. Joe (E.S.T.)
-North P.S.J........................ 12:05
-P.S.J. Elem...................... 12:10
-P.S.J. Middle School..........12:20
-P.S.J. High....................... 12:30
-H.V. Elem. (Creel's Run).....12:10
-H.V. Elem. (Pate's Run)......12:45
-Main St. Site (WES)............12:15
-Linton Site (WES)...............12:20
Wednesday. December 21
Port St. Joe (E.S.T.)
-P.S.J. Elem ......................... 11:45
-P.S.J. Middle School.......... 11:55
-P.S.J. High...................... 12:05
-H.V. Elem. (Creel's Run)......1:45
-H.V. Elem. (Pate's Run)......12:20
Wewahitchka (C.S.T.) -
-Main St. Site (WES)..........11:45
-Linton Site (WES)............... l 1:50
Gulf County Schools
Dec. 19 23
MON: Taco. Pinto Beans, Milk,
TUBS: Turkey w/Dressing,
Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans,
Roll, Milk, Crannberry Sauce
WEDS: NO Lunch Early
has been awarded a scholarship
in the amount of $4,000-$6,000.
Seniors remember your $20
Grad Nite deposit is due to Mrs.
Turner by December 15th.
Congrats to Mrs.
-'Riley's sixth period
class for raising the
most money in last
week's S.G.A. Cake
Contest with $74.00.
The S.G.A. collected
$450 Friday during
the cake contest.
Thanks to every class
N ^This Saturday the
Gulf County Jr. Miss
Pageant will be' held
at 7:00 p.m., E.S.T.,
in the Port St. Joe
auditorium. Everyone is invited to
come.; An admission fee of $3.00
for adults and $1.00 for children
under 12 will be collected.
Great job Tiger Sharks for
your two victories this past week-
end over Gainesville Eastside and
P. K. Yonge. Good luck this com-
Faith Christian School
Goebert enjoyed a field trip to Tal-
lahassee to see a live presentation
of, the encampment of DeSoto in
Florida in the 16th century. A
demonstration of weapons, cook-
ing and the making of bows and
arrows was most interesting to
the students. They also visited
San Luis, an archeological dig in
Wednesday. December 7, the
advanced Spanish students went
to the University of West Florida
in Pensacola with their teacher,
Mrs. Emily Cutler, to see the play
"El Barbero de Sevilla" ('The Bar- -
ber of Seville"). Each scene was
,done in Spanish and English for
better understanding by the audi-
ence. An authentic lunch of Mexi-
can food at Miguel's in Pensacola.
was the perfect end of this special
outing. The students enjoyed the
experience and now realize that
Spanish is very difficult to under-
stand unless spoken with our
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Methodist, Long Avenue
..hoirs Perform Jointly
This year the choirs of First both churches will present
United Methodist Church and musical featuring soloists
Long Avenue Baptist Church are the churches. The Monday
both presenting the same mustl- ning service will be perform
cal,. "Carols and Classics". It is the sanctuary of Long Ave
composed by Tom Fettke and fea- Baptist Church.
tures contemporary and classical
arrangements of traditional i rIyOF--
Christmas carols. Christmas
This Sunday, December 18, .-
the choir of First United Metho- rOgral
dist Church will present the mu-
sical during their morning wor- The First Pentecostal
ship service at 11:00. That ness Church will be preset
evening the choir of Long Avenue an "Old Fashion Christmas"
Baptist Church will perform at 'gram this Sunday, Dec. 18
7:00. The next evening. Monday. 6:30 p.m. The pastor and ch
at 7:00 the combined choirs of Invites everyone to attend.
10 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday
CHURCH OF CHRIST
11 a.m. Sunday
-,, New Life Christian Center Church
f 2 : Sixth Street (Union Hall Building)
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Johnny Jenkins, Jr. Pastor
Sunday School ----------------------------------------------- 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ------------------------------------------------- 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship-- ad 3 S------- ------ --- ----, 6:30 p.m.
list and 3rd Sunday Nights)
Wednesday Night Bible Study ------------------------------------7:00 p.m.
SVe. re Covenant People
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
.2420 Long Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School.... ... .................................. 0 a.m .
Morning Worship................................... 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening ............................................ 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening .....................................7 p.m.
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
First Baptist, U.c
S102 THIRD STREET-PORTST JOE
Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
SBtit Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting.... 7:00 pm
Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
We Want You To Be
Part of the Friendly Place
BIBLE STUDY............ .........9 45 a m. EVENING WORSHIP. 7 00 p m
MORNING WORSHIP..... ....11 00 a m WEDNESDAY .... 700 p, m
CHURCH TRAINING...... 5.45 pm rn
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue
CHRIS CRIBBS MARK JONES
Interim Pastor Minister of Music
first United liethodist Churchf .
111 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
S. CtCmsritution nd monumentnt
Catch eS ni Port St. :oe
.. THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
.Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Choir Practice
Methodist Youth Wednesday............7:30 p.m.
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Charlotte Hendersbn
PASTOR YOUTH/ CHOIR DIRECTOR
can be God's gift to you this Christmas
if you will only accept it.
Find out how at
Rev. Marty Martin
Pastor crew -
Phone: 229-9254 'l ( i "'
Piesenrny meehr qin A
me Fi< LlnO,"
*:/ r inKBudinl Sunday Bible Study 9:00am
Monument Avenue, Worship 10:00am and 6:0O0pm
Port St.'Joe Call for information about other study and ministry opportunities
Live Nativity Slated
The First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe will present
their thirteenth annual nativity scene December 18, at 7:00 8:30
p.m. and December 19 and 20th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. It has be-
come a community tradition to take the children to see the ani-
mals and to witness the re-enactment of the miracle of Christ's
Sunday morning at their 11:00 a.m. service the Chancel Choir
will present their Christmas cantata. Christmas Eve they will have
a candlelight communion service. Luminaries will be lit along the
walkways leading to the church.
The public is invited to any of their holiday activities.
You Can Keep
Want to kick off 1995 differ-
ently and actually stick to one of
your New Year's resolutions with-
out the burden of counting calo-
ries. numbers-crunching or
touching your toes? Join the Na-
tional Kidney Foundation's New
Year's Resolution Campaign and
sign up to save.a life..
Close to 406000 Americans
including' 1,000 loridlans are
currently awaiting' a life-saving'
organ (heart, lung. liver, pancreas
or bone marrow) transplant, and
seven to eight people die each day
while awaiting- a transplant. To
help ease the plight of organ do-
nation here In -the U. S., the Na-
tional Kidney Foundation Is urg-
ing all Americans to sign Uniform
Organ Donor cards and to dis-
cuss that choice with their family
"At this time of the year as
people decide to turn over a new
leaf. the resolution to.become an
organ donor and sign a Uniform
Organ Donor Card is one that is
easy to keep and can help save
many lives," points out Haskell
Gates, President of the National
Kidney Foundation of Florida.
The National Kidney Founda-
.tlon of Florida provides Uniform
Organ Donor cards free of charge
and urges all those who sign
cards to "Talk it over with their
loved ones. At the time of dona-
tion. it is the next of kin who
must sign a donation consent
form. When your family knows
yourlwishes, it makes the deci-
sion process so. much easier,"
pointed o.kQaj.es ..., -i., ,
The National Kidney Founda-
tion of Florida is one of 52 U. S.
affiliates of the National Kidney
Foundation, Inc., the major vol-
untary health organization dedi-
cated to eradicating kidney and
urologic diseases, which Impact
20 million Americans. The Foun-
dation remains equally commit-
ted to ensuring that every Ameri-
can who needs a life-saving organ
transplant receives one.
The work of the National Kid-
ney Foundation is funded entirely
by the public. To make a year-
end, tax deductible donation or to
receive a free organ donor card or
more information about organ do-
nation, call 1-800-927-9659 or
write to the National Kidney
*Foundation of Florida at 1040
Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Or-
lando, Florida, 32803.
Presented by '
White City First Baptist Choir
December 18, 1994
S,NICK DAVIS, Pastor
Minister: Tom Skipper 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
Full Gospel Fellowship
PETE WANCHIK. PASTOR
Office: 227-2033 103 Garrison Avenue Home: 229-9033'
Sunday ..................................................................... 10:00 a.m :
Tuesday Home Fellowship......................................... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Bible Study ................................................7... :00 p.m.-
United Methodist Church
Corner of 4th St. & Parker Ave.
Lynwood R. Wynne, Pastor
Sunday School ............................................................................. 10 a.m .
M morning W orship ......................................................... .... ............ 11 a.m .
Evening W orship ............................................................................ 6 p.m .
W. %51r yts~Jrmfy ofVfo^ 'd i
309 6th Street*Port St. Joe
Ii I Sunday School......................... 10:00 am
Morning Worship Service ........ 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Service ........ 6:30 pm
Wednesday Bible Study......... 6:30 pm
t Come andReceive Gods Bfessings t
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
~ 7:30 and 11:00 a.m, (ET)
++ ++ Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
S | ,, 8:00 a.n. (CT> ;
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
823 N. 15th Street
: Sun. Bible Study (all ages) ...............9:00 CST
Morning W worship ............................ 10:00 CST
'Evening W orship................................6:30 CST '
Wed. Bible Study (all ages).... .......6:30 CST
Rev. Tommy Doss, Pastor
Pine Street Overstreet Phone 648-8144
'Bro. Harold J. McClelland, Jr., W.L. Remain,
Pastor Pastor Emeritus
Sunday School........................................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worghip.......................... .;................ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ............... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ....... .......................... 7:00 p.m.
^AV FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
z.$ l ? SUNDAY WORSHIP............................ O10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL .................11 a.m.
r' S *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
THR STAR. PORT ST. JOR. PLW- TTDTMnAU Mr-11%1 AQ4
featuring unusual gift
items. We have something
for the person who has
everything. Come see for
yourself. You will be glad.
HOURS: 10:30 5:30
7018 Hwy. 98
Beacon Hill, FL
Big pink house with greenhouse
1/2 mile east of Mexico Beach
S1987 Chevrolet Celebrity, 4 dr., 4 cyl.,
dark blue,, very good condition,
$2,800. Honda Wight Hawk, candy
apple red, 1993, very low miles, brand
new, 229-8948. Itp 12/15
'85 Ford Ranger with camper shell,
$1,650. Call 227-2727 days.
1986 Toyota 4-runner, 4 cyl. w/
overdrive. 4x4, excellent condition.
$5,500. 647-3199. Itp 12/15
1989 Mercury Sable, excel. cond., 4
dr., $4,200 obo. Call 647-4096.
1987 Dodge Omni, 74,000 miles, at,
ac, 4 dr., good cond.. $2.500. Availa-
ble 5 Jan. .Call 647-3598 after 8:30
weekdays. 2tp 12/15
1993 Pontiac Grand Prix, teal green,
loaded, 20,000 miles, asking payoff.
647-8035. 2tp 12/8
'92 Ford Taurus, take over payments.
Good condition. Call 229-9262, ask
for Barbara. 3tc 12/8
'94 CHEVY LUMINA, factory program
car, 12k ml., ABS, factory warranty.
229-6961. ltc 12/15
'89 FORD F150 XLT. 65k mi., extend
cab, 1 owner, nice truck, 229-6961. ,
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,
Wewahitchka, 639-5810. tfc 12/1
Fine Art, Reverse
Paintings, Oval Bub-
ble Frames, Walnut
Beveled Mirrors, Many
Fri., Dec. 16, 7 p.m.
82 Commerce St.-
Col. Wade Clark
Bus. Lie. #ABOO01239
Auc.u Le. #AU1737 Itc 12/15
STEVE'S OUTBOARD SERVICE,
White City, anytime, 827-2902.
Office building for lease or sale. Spa-
cious, neat and convenient office in
business section of town. Will lease or
sell with owner financing. Call Bill
Sumner at 229-8226. Available after
Jan. 1, 1995. tfc 12/8
One bedroom apartment, quiet neigh-
borhood, $200 deposit. $200 month.
Call George Duren at 229-8398.
For Rent: 4 bedroom, 2 bath house
at St. Joe Beach, 1 block from water.
648-5306. tfc 12/8
Gulf front, by the pier, efficiency, 1 &
2 bedroom apartments, furnished.
Friendly, comfortable home away
from home, low winter rates. Call
Surfsfde Inn, 648-5771. 8tc 12/8
For Rent: Two bedroom, I bath apart-
ment, $365 month, $100 deposit.
229-6314. tfc 12/8
One bedroom unfurnished home right
In Port St. Joe on Fourth SL. $225 a
month and security of $225. 229-
6924. 2tp 12/8
2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath energy .effi-
cient' apartment, $400 month. Call
229-6314. tfc 12/1
Two and three bedroom mobile
homes. No pets. 648-8211. tfe 12/1i
Moss Creek Apts., 200 Amy Circle,
Wewahitchka. Affordable living for low
& middle income families. 639-2722.
Rent 1 BR $260; 2 BR $285. Cen.
heat & air. Blinds, carpeting, stove &
refrigerator. Equal opportunity hous-
ing. Hearing impaired #904-472-
3952. 9tc 11/3
2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 400' off Gulf.
$475 'month. Deposit required. 647-
3461 evenings. tfc 12/1
12'x40' furnished trailer. Call 648-
5306. tfe 12/1
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private
baths or dormitory style. Daily or
weekly rates. 302 Reid Ave. Port St.
Joe, 229-9000. tfc 12/1
, Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly and the handi-
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
furn., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.,
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent is based on income.
This complex is funded by the Farm-
ers Home Administration and man-
aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $225.00 per mo. Af-
fordable Living for low to middle in-
come families. Featuring 1, 2 & 3
bedroom apts. with cen. h&a, energy
saving appliances, patios & outside
storage. For hearing impaired call
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housing Op-
portunity. tfe 12/1
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry' rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove
& refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No'
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Apartment for rent, 2
bedroom, 1 bath, ch&a,
carpet, d/w, ceiling fan.
Call Kenny, 227-7241 or
Warehouses, small and large, some
with office, suitable for -small busi-
ness, 229-6200. ifc 12/1
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. thru 12/94
DOWNTOWN PORT ST. JOE
517 4th St. DUPLEX
Central heat/air, 2 bdrm., 1
ba., stove, refrig., $295 month
plus utilities. 227-5443
One month deposit &
: lease required.
S A A
Highland View Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment Yard Sale, Saturday, Dec. 17, 8
to 1. Hwy. 98 W, just past Butler's
Road. Itc 12/15
Yard Sale: Friday and Saturday, Dec.
16 and 17. Balby's, girl's, boy's. men's
and women's clothing. Knick knacks
and more. Don't miss it. Pineda St,,
St. Joe Beach, see signs. Itc 12/15
Yard Sale: Dec. 16th nd 17th, 247 Co-
lumbus St., St. Joe Beach.
Garage Sale: Sat., Dec. 17. 8:00 to
12:00. 1916 Forest Park Ave. Nice
clothes, prom dresses' and shoes. All
kinds of things. Good prices. 229-
6859. Itp 12/15
Yard Sale: Saturday. Dec. 17, 2003
Cypress Ave. 8 a.m. 1 p.m. Rain
cancels. Itc 12/15
106 2nd Ave., Oak Grove, PSJ
HOURS: Tues. Sat. 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
Children & Baby Items, New & used
MISC. ITEMS, Tools, crafts
Garage Sale to benefit Faith Christian
School, Thursday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. -
6:00 p.m., White City (Myrtle Fox).
Turn first road to right after crossing
White City bridge. third house on left
(brick). We have something for every-
one. Rain or shine. It 12/15
Garage Sale: Saturday, Dec. 17. 8
a.m. ? Rain or shine, corner of Flori-
da and Mississippi Avenue, Mexico
Beach, between 5th & 6th Street, take
either to Florida Ave. Inside Porch
Sale. Ite 12/15
Huge Multi-Family Yard Sale: Over-
street Hwy. 386 N.. 4 mi. from "Sun-
shine Farms". Good variety of items
and crafts. Dec. 16-17. 7 aim. 4
p.m. EST. Call Gary at 647-5722.
Yard Sale: Hwy. 98 between DeSoto
and Cortez, Friday, Dec. 16. Lots of
warm clothes. Itc 12/15
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T ADE S andSERVICES
Port St. Joe Lodge No. 11
S/', Reg. Stated CommunicaLion
N 1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m.. Masonic Hall.
214 Reid Ave.,
Jim Mannon, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
THE FASHION EXCHANGE
220 Reid Ave. Port St..Joe
Newu. & U- Clothingiiior the Entire
Fnaniily. Accessories and Misc. Items.
Hours 10.am. -6p.m. Wed. 9a.m.
-1 p.m. Closed Sunday uS 12/1
Faye's Nail & 4 '1
Tanning Salon '1
TOTAL NAIL CARE
Certified Nail Technician -.
1905 Long Ave., Port St. Joe .-
Wolff Tanning System. Call for Appt.
Legicn 3 inmc
7.0 p.m. Cash Prizes
Early bird 5:00 p.m.
Meetings 1st Monday of each
month, 8:00 p.m.
I1st & 3rd Thurs,
If the work is getting too much, just
call Dona. I would like to clean your
house. 647-3683. Thank you for call-
ing. ,2tp 12/8
JOHN F. LAW
29 Years Experience
NO RECOVERY.**NO FEE
7229 Deerhaven Road, P.C.,, 12/1
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rdake, front-end loader lot clearing
septic tanks, drain fields fill dirt
Rt. 2, Box AIC, Port Sti Joe
CATHERINE L. COLLIER
Independent. Sqles Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
321 Reid Ave.
2 Hour Service
Will sit with elderly or disabled during
day. Experienced and will provide ref-
erences. 648-4110. It 12/15
COSTIN INSURANCE AGENCY
All Forms of Insurance
322 Reid Ave.. Port St. Joe
SAWS SCISSORS DRILL BITS
LAWN MOWER BLADES
LOCAL SAW SHARPENER
H' L HARRISON.
1008 McClellan Ave.
Call 227-1350 or 229-8522
We Buy, Pawn, Sell or Trade
Indian Swamp Campground
Hwy, C-387, Howard Creek
& Income Tax
Wauneta Brewer- St. Joe Beach
5x10 10x10 10x20'
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
Let us do the caring while you're away
IN HOME SERVICE LOW AS $8.00 A DAY
Serving Port St. Joe & Surrounding Areas
LIC # RF0051042
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Port St. Joe 227-2112
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 4:00 p.m. &
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ
Sunday meetings at Big Barn
for Any Occasion
Commercial Portrait Wedding.
For Details Call
KEN HORNE Photographer
229-8722 t 1/5.
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
LIC. #ER0013168 INSURED
24 Hour Service
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
LAWN & GARDEN
Small Engine Repair
328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church. Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets. Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.
Tapes CD's Airbrush
Up to Date Releases
106 Reid Avenue
COUNSELING FOR CHILDREN,
ADOLESCENTS, AND ADULTS
Barbara K. Miner, LCSW, ACSW
Uie. clinical Social Worker. License #SW0002721
518-A First St. Evenings & Sat. by Appt.
Port St. Joe, FL ; (904) 229-1018
STUTZMAN CONST. CO.
All Types Roofing
30 years experience
Lie. #RB0030039, RC 0038936
"Where Quality Is Higher
Cuts, Color, Frosting, Perms
Betty's Beauty Salon
"A Family Salon"
.311 Madison St. Betty Heath
Oak Grove Owner/Mgr.
MOWING RAKING WEEDING
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach & Port St. Joe
"I Will Work for YOU!"
Mexico Beach, FL *
Lic. #5455 pd. Dec.
Surfside Serenity Group, 1st United
Methodist Church, 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday 7:30.
All times central. 647-8054.
T.L.C. Lawn Service
All Types of Yard Work
MOWING, RAKING, TRIMMING,
WEEDING, CLEAN OUTS
AND ROOF SWEEPING.
REASONABLE MONTHLY OR
SEASONAL RATES AVAILABLE.
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Baltzeli Ave. @ Phone 227-7229
1St. Joe Rent-All; Inc.
Small Engine Repairs
FaIctry Warranty Center
-. Tillers I
*i\ Pumps t
Engine Sales i
706 1st St.-St. Joe
I -II -- 15.1
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
FOSTER TREE &
i64 LAWN SERVICE
No Job Too Big .
.... Or Too Small
FREE ESTIMATES *
Licensed & Insured 904/639-5368
Pd. thru 12/,
PAEUS n ~kl Y.Jru CL a-i uba. iu 1.PU
106 Second Ave., Oak Grove. Lots:of
misc. Items. Friday Saturday 8 -5.
Garage Sale: Historic Port St. Joe Mo-
tel. 50'lsh furniture, chairs,, bed
'frames, dishes, small appliances &
many more Items. Dec. 17th, Satur-
day. Rain or shine. 5th & Monument
Ave. 7 a.m. 1:00 p.m. EST.
, Caretaker needed for adult male with
limited mobility. Serious inquiries
only. Call after 5 p.m.. 227-1626.
for mature individual to assist.Region-
al Vice President of Primerica Finan-
cial Services. Take charge and man-
age a portion of our mulU-faceted
business. We offer high commission
income potential. flexible hours, many
other pluses. Could start part-time.
For Interview, call today 648-8565.
Cook Needed. Kids Instructional Day
Service (K.I.D.S.) has an immediate
opening for a cook. Duties include:
meal preparation, meal planning and
purchasing, and accurate record
keeping. Minimum requirements are:
high school diploma or GED. Success-
ful completion of HRS screening and
regular training hours are required.
Experience preferred. Apply to:
K.I.D.S.. 309 Williams Ave., Port St.
Joe. Florida, 32456. E.O.E.
Person to do landscape/yard care
work. Must have drivers license. Ap-
ply in person Barfield's Lawn & Gar-
den. 328 Reid Ave. tfe 12/15
The Gulf County Senior Citizens As-
soc. has a Senior Companion posi-
tion open. This position will be 20
hours per week working in the home
of elderly men and women primarily
in the Port Sf. Joe area. You must
have your own transportation, be 60
years of age or older and be able to
pass a physical. This Is a position
where a stipend Is paid along with
travel pay. Duties will include light
housekeeping, running errands, etc.
Go kart $100; Sega with games $25;
Nintendo with games $50; free ham-
ster. Call 227-2118. Itc 12/15
Like new single mattress, box spring
and metal frane, $50 for all. Can de-
liver. Call 229-6383. ltp 12/15
Pistol, .357 magnum, $350 obo. Call
229-9282. Ite 12/15
Electric stove $100: apt. size fridge
$40; weed eater $35; 3 space heaters.
1500 watt. at $15 ea. Call 648-4129.
Large sofa with matching love seat.
both In good condition. $75. Call after
6:00 p.m.. 827-1842. Itc 12/15
Matching love seat and sofa. hide-a-
bed, blue with mauve flowers; mauve
rocker recliner: 2 cushioned bar
stools. 647-8035. 2tp 12/8
5-pc. group den furniture, chestnut
color. All wood walnut frame, sofa ta-
ble. all wood walnut inlaid glass, ex-
cel. cond. $300. Call 227- 1234 after 5
p.m. tfc 12/8
For the best deal on cable TV service
in Wewa. call 639-2104. 4tp 11/24
Port St. Joe Western Auto now hon-
oring entire Panama City Western
Auto company store advertised sale
prices. 227-1105, 219 Reld Ave.
Name brand hand bags and wallets at
affordable prices. 229-2797.
Port SL Joe Western Auto now honor-
ing Panama City Western Auto Co.
store advertised tire sale prices. Com-
puterized WHEEL ALIGNMENT. Sears
Card now at Port St. Joe Western
Auto. Discover TOOl 227-1105.
Western Auto Special. Computer spin
balance 4 tires and tire rotation.
$19.95. 227-1105. tfc 12/1
FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage and envelope supplied.
Send request to Bible Study. P. 0.
Box 758, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Craftsman tools and Die Hard bat-
teries are available now at Western
A,0.. ._-_9 f I Jd A.. 1 9 71 I I 1F
for Tax Assistance
S Volunteers are needed to help
older people with their tax re-
turns in the Tax-Aide program
sponsored by the American Asso-
ciation of Retired Persons
(A.A.R.P.) and the Internal Reve-
nue Service (I.R.S.).
Volunteers provide free assis-
tance to taxpayers who cannot af-
ford professional tax help, partic-
ularly those who file simple
returns, at convenient local sites
such as libraries, community cen-
ters. schools banks and malls.
Volunteers are specially trained
under I.R.S. supervision to assist
older low- and moderate-income
Volunteers are reimbursed
for necessary program-related
out-of-pocket expenses such as
mileage, parking, meals, postage
and basic supplies.
Persons Interested in helping
the elderly with income tax re-
turns can still do so by phoning
either Les Toth at 227-1460 or
Martha Rommes at 648-8418.
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed proposals will be received in the office
of the City Clerk. 305 Fifth Street. Port St. Joe.
Florida. until 4:30 p.m January 16. 1995. ior aer-
ated facultative basin curtain maintenance lor
the City of Port SL Joe. Florida. as outlined in the
specifications pertaining therero.
Specifications and bid documents may be
obtained from the City Clerk's Office. 305 Fifth
Street. Port SLt Joe. Florida 32456. telephone 19041)
229-8201. Monday through Friday. between 8:00
aEm. and 5 00 p m. Bids will be publicly opened
and read at the City Commission meeting. Janu-
ary 17. 1995. m the City Cormmission Chambers.
City Hall. 305 Fifth Street. Port St. Joe. Florida.
The Citv reserves the right to accept or reject any
or all bids. or to select the Bid felt t be in the best
Interest of de City
/s/ Jim Maloy. MPA
Irc Dec. 15. 1994
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed proposals will be received in the office
of the City Clerk. 305 Fifth Street. Port St Joe.
Florida. undll 4:30 p m.. January 16. 1995. for the
"Handyman Special" 3 bdrm.. 2 bath
shell house, beautiful 1/2 acre. C-30
south Cape San Bias area. Reasona-
bly priced. Financing available. 227-
7506. 9tc 11/3
Business for Sale: Phantry Building
and extra lot. Income producing.
Three business units downstairs and
a manager's apartment, Four hotel
rooms w/full baths upstairs. 24 cli-
mate-controlled mint-storage units
upstairs and down. Best location in
town for detail outlets. Call 1-800-
0-98QQ. tip -1 /1
acqustUon of one heavy duty above ground lift
for the City of Port SL Joe. Florida. as outlined in
the specifications pertaining thereto.
Specifications and bid documents may be
obtained from the City Clerks Office. 305 Fifth
Street. Port St Joe. Florida 32456. telephone (9041
229.8261. Monday through Friday. between 8.00
a.m. and 5.00 p m. Bids will be publicly opened
and read at the City Commission meeting, Janu-
ary 17. 1995. in the City Commission Chambers.
City Hall. 305 Fifth Street. Port St. Joe. Florida.
T".e City reserves the right to accept or reject any
or all bids, or to select the Bid felt to be in the best
Interest of the City.
/s/ Jim Maloy. MPA
lie Dec. 15. 1994
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA. IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
Case No. 94-367
IN RE: The Marriage of
SHIELA KAY BROUSSARD.
KERMIT JAMES BROUSSARD.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KERMIT JAMES BROUSSARD
709 BENNETT ROAD
LAKE CHARLES, LA 70606
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Action for dis-
solution of marriage has been filed against you.
you are required to serve a copy of you written de-
fenses, If any to the action on petitoner's amorney
whose name and address is THOMAS S. GIBSON,
P. 0 Box 39. Port SL. Joe. FL 32456 on or before
January II, 1995 and file the original with the
clerk of this court. either before service on petition-
er's attorney or immediately thereafter. otherwise a
judgment will be entered to the relief demanded In
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court
on the 23rd day of November., 1994.
BENNY C. LISTER,
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/Lynn Jones, As Deputy Clerk
4rc 12/1. 12/8, 12/15& 12/22. 1994
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
PROJECT NO. 00306
We are an equal opportunity employ- Autl StoL-e. 219 Heldu Ave. "-" I U* -I' The Wewahitchka City Commission willre-
er. Applications and information are tfc 12/1 ceive sealed bids from any qualified person, com-
available, call 229-8466 if interested. For Sale by Owner: 1.4 acres at Sim- any or corporation Interested in construcdng the
2W 12/ 15 mons Bayou. close to golf courses. lollowtng project
town and beaches. Call 229-2708, af- Plans and specifications can be obtained by
0 [e, a hI, an ter 5 p.m. tfe 12/1 calling Preble-Rish. Inc.,.326 Reid Avenue. Port SL
Brtender, all hours, apply n person. Joe. Florida 32456. (904) 227-7200. Costs for
no phone calls at Marle's Corner Bar. i plans and specificatons will be S50.00 per set and
Hwy. 71 & Overstreet. Rd. in Wewa. I will no longer be responsible for any lot. new en. ac 1/2 mile from Lands abln-redable. hecks should be ade pay-
One cook ad two dietary aides. Apply debtsincurred by anyone other than Landing Quiet neighborhood. paved Bidsll be received until :30 p.m. Central
debts incurred by anyone other than Landing., Quiet neighborhood, paved Ti."me. on Monday. December 19. 1994, at the We-
in pe' Bay St. Joseph Care Cen- roads, $24,500. 904-227-1313._ wahutchka City Hall locaced.on Secoqd4 in
er.2 rtLed. Dec. 8, 1994 -. ,.. .. .. ... --, read aloud on Monday. December'19. 1994. at
tf 12/ 2tc 12/8 A MUST SEE3' 20t St. Large 4 6:45 p.m.. Central Time. Bids submitted by mail
S12/1 2tc 12/8 A MUST SEE, 301 20th SL Large 4 should be sent to WewahchkaCityCommission.
Needed: Applications being accepted bedroom. 3 bath house on large cor- P. 0. Box 966, Wewahitcdka. Florida 32465. ALL
for resident manager and operators of ner loL c/h&a, double garage and BIDS SHOULDBRIDGE SEALD AND MARKED REPAIR.D
RV park in Northwest Florida. Man carport. Deck, 4,000 sq. ft. under The owner has the right to waive any infor-
and wife team preferably. Send re'- roof, abundant storage throughouL malitiues or to reject any or all bids.
sume to: 1707 Montgomery Hwy..
Suite 125. Dothan. AL 36303.
Wanted: Attractive. adventurous, ar-
ticulate female with valid drivers' li-
cense to drive for older gentleman.
Send hand written reply to: 400 Jef-
frey Dr., Apt 300-8, Port St. Joe, FL
Due to shutdown we have lost some
help. Versatile person with excellent
mechanical ability to work in Port St.
Joe over 40 hours available. Pat, 912-
432-9316. tfic 12/1!
Part-time people for some evening and
weekend work in Port St. Joe, 912-
432-9316. tfe 12/1
The Gulf County School Board Is an-
nouncing a job opening for a School
Psychologist. The position will be for
Port SL Joe area schools. Applica-
tions are available at the School
Board office. Gulf County School
Board Is an equal opportunity em-
ployer. tic 9/15
RN's and LPN's day or night shift
available. Apply in person. Bay SLt. Jo-
seph Care Center. 220 9th SL, Port
St. Joe. tfc 12/1
CNA's needed for all shifts. Training
available. Apply in person at Bay St.
Joseph Care Center, 220 Ninth St..
Port St. Joe. tfc 12/1
UKC rat terrier pups. $125 and tree-
ing feist., $150. Call 648-5306.
AKC registered male golden retriever,
18 weeks old, $100. Call 647-8035.
Two Pomeranians. one male, one fe-
male, 648-5306. tfc 12/8
If discount store dry dogfoods don't
provide the stamina your dog needs,
ask BARFIELD LAWN & GARDEN,
229-2727 about HAPPY JACK PRO-
BRED MEAT RATION enriched formu-
la. SOY FREE, NO BHT or ethox-
quins. 12te 9/29
3 bedroom, 2 bath home, many ex-
tras, 325 Beacon Rd.. Gulf Aire. On
large lot. 2 1/2 years old. For infor-
mation call owner. 647-3255.
2 bedroom. I bath home. Call 648-
8686. 4tc 12/15
For Sale-or Rent: One bedroom duplex
apartments with lot. 2 bedroom mo-
bile home with lot Beacon Hill. Call
647-3402. tfc 12/15
MARRIOTT'S BAY POINT RESORT
JOB FAIR December 19
Marrriott's Housekeeping Department is building a PROFES-
, SIONAL team and We Want You to join it. Marriott's Housekeep-
ing Department is having a Job Fair on December 19th, from 8:30
AM to 11 AM at the Port St. Joe JTPA/Florida Job & Benefits Cen-
ter located at 20 Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe. Prospective job .
seekers can come and meet the Managers and. Supervisors and
find out what working for a #1 World-Wide Hotel/Resort chain is
all about. -
If you want to compare your current Housekeeping job to what
we have to'offer, or if you have never worked as a Housekeeper
before and would like to be PROFESSIONALLY trained, this job
fair is for you!.
Marriott provides a comprehensive benefit package and offers a
very competitive wage and salary based on frequent job perfor-
mimance merit pay increases. Some of our benefits include Asso-
ciate Co-Pay Cafeteria, Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance, Pre-,
scription Drug Discounts, Paid Sick, Personal, Holiday and
Vacation time off, and a new personal 401K Retirement Plan.
The Housekeeping Department offers an aggressive new Bonus
and Incentive Program which gives its Associates 'the opportunity
to receive HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS in bonuses and incentives
paid out weekly and quarterly.
Come and work at a fun place with a great bunch of people who
do their best to provide excellent guest service. At Marriott's Bay
Point Resort where "WE PAY THE BEST .... FOR THE BEST!"
(An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/H/V)
L ~ IA
For appt. call 229-8076 or 784-784 I.
Owner financing. High and dry. 5 acre
homesite. 240 ft. well, septic. work-
shop. I 1/2 mile N. Dead Lakes Pk.
647-3581. I tc 12/1
Half acre lots for sale, Hwy. 386.
Overstreet. Creekview Subd.. $500
down. $96.48 per month. 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tfc 12/1
1029 McClelan Ave., PSJ. for Sale
by Owner: Completely remodeled. 3
bdrm. (1 smn. I bath, Fla. rm., new
roof, carpet, cen. ac/h. wiring, plumb-
ing. etc. Well w/auto. sprinkler sys-
tem, fenced in backyard, reduced to
$54,000 obo. By appt. only. 229-
6861. tfe 12/1
1/2 acre lot with septic tank. $9,500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing,
227-2020, ask for Billy. tfc 12/1
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road.
I mile off Overstreet Road. 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tic 12/1
Wanted to Buy: sturdy sofa which sits
high for senior citizen, non smoker.
Can afford S50-$60. Call 229-6879.
Wanted: Two single shot shotguns.
.410. 20 or 12 gauge. Call 229-6745.
ask for Tony. Itc 12/15
Wanted: 8 mm film movie editor &
splicer and 8 mm movie projector.
Call 648-4486. Itc 12/15
Wanted: Retired couple needs to rent
2 or 3 bedroom house in Port St. Joe
area. Call L. Bryant 1-800-733-0462,
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 4tp 12/8
Wanted to Buy: Used 5 6 ft. heavy-
duty disk for tractor. Call 229-6343
after 6:00 or 229-8997 7:30 5:30.
Consignments Wanted for
Wade Clark Auctions
229-9282 or 653-2563
Col. Wade Clark 3to 2/1
With A Smile Christmas Cleaning
Special. Levelor blinds & windows &
will do any small yard work. Discount
on senior citizens. Have a wonderful
holiday thank you. 229-8230.
CITY OF WEWAHTCHKA
2t Dec. 8 and 15, 1994.
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
OTHE UL COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
provided for in the Administrative Procedures Act.
for the purpose of bringing said policies Into com-
pliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of
Summary: The following is a brief descrip-
tion of each proposal change.
7.200 Minority Business Development Plan
7.534 Bus Drivers
Economic Impact: These proposals will re-
sult in no direct costs associated with implementa-
IF REQUESTED. A HEARING WILL BE HELD
Time: 5:00 p.m., E.T.
Date: TeJsday, January 10. 1995
Place: Board Room. Gulf County School
Board Office. 502 Niles Road. Port SL Joe. FL
The entire text of theproposed rules can be
inspected during regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office. 502 Niles Road. Port
SL Joe, FL
Special legal authority under which the
adoption is authorized and the law being Imple-
mented and Interpreted are made specLfic.
The addition and changes are proposed by
David BIdwell. Office of Insructional Services: and
approved for consideration by B. Walter Wilder.
7.200 Minority Business Development Plan
7 534 Bus Drivers
2lc Dec. 15 and 22. 1994
Flo Melton, Assoc., 229-8076
Doris Strickland, 229-8988
3 bedroom, 2 ba., living room, dining room, den.and deck, central h/a,
spacious and lovely inside, 1,900 square feet on 2 lots. Partially fur-
3 bedroom, 2 bath masonry, central heat and air, outside storage,
IDEAL FOR RETIRED COUPLE OR NEWLYWEDS. Two bed-
room, 1 bath completely furnished on 1 1/2 lots at Beacon Hill. 3 short
'blocks to beach. Asking $45,000.
Lots and acreage also available.
Dec. 1 and 15
HANNON REALTY, Inc.
221 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe (904) 227-1450
FRANK HANNON. Broker
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 1994 PAGE 7B
For All of Your Publishing Needs
Call The Star 227-1278
Five-Point and Wetappo
Landfill will be closed
December 24 and 26, 1994
and January 2, 1995
Publiusn 12 15. 22. ard 23 199,
All Gulf County offices will be
closed on the following dates
in observance of the
and the New Year.
Friday December 23, 1994
Monday December 26, 1994
Monday, January 2, 1995
FPutlsn 12, 15 ana 22. 194'
fl Elizabeth W. Thompson
RE L I T.-'F-" LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt. 3. Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Fax: (904) 648-4247
904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 904-229-1070,
Brenda Miller, Salesperson, 904/648-5435
SPECIALS OF THE WEEK
EXCELLENT STARTER OR SECOND HOME
Very cute 2 bd., 1 ba. house w/brand new vinyl siding on exterior, new vinyl windows
(lifetime warranty), Ig. kit./liv./din. rm. area, carpeted, blinds, inside laundry rm,
screened front porch, 26'x16' back deck with 24' round above ground pool, washer
& new dryer, refrig., stove, hood, cen. h&a, on 75"x115' lot. Located in quiet, se-
cluded neighborhood just 2 blocks to the beach. Ask Brenda for more details. Price,
Completely furnished 2 bd., 1 ba. home with living room, fireplace, dining room, and
Rorlda room,- completely furnished. All appliances are electric, covered carport. In
the rear of the property Is a two story, 2 unit apartment w/each unit consisting of
one bd., 1 ba. kitchen and living area. Upstairs is electric and rents for $250 per
month while the downstairs is gas and electric and rents for $275 per month. This
property should easily gross $900.00 per month rent and has many possibilities.
Call Jay today for more details. Price, $79,900.
Call us about our many other listings.
VAM AIR T'z aTAD WPonTuaT. w'su. PTsosyDanAy. TSfis.1994Cad
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The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners met on November 8, 1994 in regu-
lar session with the following members
present: Chairman Michael L. Hammond
and Commissioners Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
and Nathan Peters, Jr. Commissioners Jes-
sie V. Armstrong and Billy E. Traylor were
Others present were: County Attorney Bar-
bara Sanders, Deputy Clerk Debbe Wib-
berg, Administrator R. Larry Wells, Plan-
ning/Building Director Don Butler,
Building Inspector Richard Combs, Solid
Waste Arector Joe Danford, Mosquito con-
trol' Superintendent Paul Wood, Mainten-
nace Superintendent Joe Bearden, Emer-
gency Management coordinator Marshall
Nelson, Road Department Superintendent
Bob Lester, Veterans' Service Officer Bo
Williams and Interim Sheriff James Coats.
The meeting was called to order at 9:02
Administrator R. Larry Wells opened the
meeting with prayer and Chairman Michael
L..Hamond led the Pledge of Allegiance to
PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE 94-11 -
AMENDING BEACH DRIVING ORDI-
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public
hearing for the first reading to consider the
adoption, of an ordinance amending the
Gulf County Beach Driving and Access Or-
dinance, the Board received no public com-
ment. It was noted'that the adoption of this
ordinance would be on Tuesday, Novemer
22, 1994, at 6:00 p.m., EST. Ordinance 94-
11 amending the Gulf County Beach Driv-
ing and Access Ordinance is on file in the
Clerk's office. .
PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE 94-12 -
82.50 SURCHARGE ON MONTHLY SOLID
Pursuant to advertisements to hold a public
hearing for the first reading to consider the
adoption of an ordinance establishing a
$2.50 surcharge on monthly bills for all
Class III Solid Waste and Construction De-
bris, the Board received no public com-
ment. It was noted that the adoption or this
ordinance would be on Tuesday, November
22, 1994, at 6:00 p.m., EST. A copy of Or-
dinance 94-12 acknowledging and estab-
lishing a $2.50 surcharge on monthly bills
Is on file in the Clerk's office.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the consent
agenda. Consent Agenda Items Approved:
A. Minutes September 7, 1994 Special
Meeting: September 13, 1994 Special
Meeting: September 27, 1994 Budget
Meeting: October 25, 1994 Reguilar Meet-
Ing. B. Invoices a. County Attorney Octo-
ber Billing. 1994 $1,452.75 (Payment to
be made from Professional Services Bill-
ings); b. Medicaid Billing August
($5,002.44) September 183,520.00) (Pay-
ment to be made from General Fund Med-
icald); c. Landmark Surveying $837.50
(Overstreet Boat Ramp) (Payment to made
from Professional Eng. Services). C. Inven-
tory) Transfers a. Gulf County Road De-
paitment 100-173 NCR Trays "Junk";: 100-
201 1971 Ford P/U "Junk"; 100-217 Ferti-
Slizer Spreader "Junk;" 100-218 1973 Chev.
Svc. Truck "Junk"; 100-224 Unlmasco
Paint Striper "Junk"; 100-277 Clam Bucket
"Junk"; 100-290 Assc. Battery Charger
"Junk": 100-315 Assc. Battery Charger
"Junk": 100-323 Selectatilth Rotovator
"Junk": 100-336 Rhino Rotary Mower
"Junk'; 100-338 10 Gauge Spreader Box
"Junk": 100-370 1986 Ford Tractor Junk";
100-372 Canon Copier Trade-in: 100-390
Homelite Pump Junk"; 100-425 1993
Dodge P/U Transfer. 75-13 Kleen-Cut
l1wfrMower "Junk"; b. County Judge 20-
78 .Typewfiter "Junk"; 20-88 -yprwriter/
Computer "Junk'; 20-15 Bookcase "Junk".
JUDICIAL ORDER BILLING FROM
COURT REPORTER SUSAN DILTZ
Commissioner Yeager motoned to pay the
court ordered billing from court reporter
Susan Diltz in the amount of 81,260.00 for
the transcription of notes regarding the
State of Florida vs. Dean A. Miller. Commis-
sioner Peters seconded the motion. The mo-
non passed 2-1 (Chairman Hammond op-
JUDICIAL ORDERS FOR PAYMENT OF
Anorne) Sanders discussed an incompe-
tency hearing to be held within the next
few weeks that involved Gulf County. She
requested the Board's direction on whether
or not she should attend the hearing, and
that if she attends the Court may limit the
amount of the court ordered costs that Gulf
County would pay. After discussion, the
Board stated they would send a letter in-
stead of having Ms. Sanders attend the
JUDICIAL ORDER BILLING FROM
COURT REPORTER JERRY EDWARDS
Commissioner Yeager motioned to pay the
court ordered billing from court reporter
Jerry Edwards In the amount of $54.00,
Case No. 94-153. State of FLorida vs. Dean
A. Miller. Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion and the mortin passed 2-1 (Chair-
man Hammond opposed).
INVOICE INGRAM MEMORIAL COMPA-
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-:
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous \ote. the Board agreed to pay an in-
voice from Ingram Memorial Company in
the amount of $150.00 for the addition of
SFC Robert H. Pflk's name to the Veteran's
Memorials located at the Gulf County
Courthouse and City Hall.
INVOICE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY (TOMMY SKIP-
Commissioner Yeager motioned to table an
invoice from the Department of Labor and
Employment Security in the amount of
$148.40 for former Road Department Em-
ploye, Tommy Skipper, pending further re-
view by County Attorney Sanders. Commis-
sioner Peters seconded the motion and the
Motion passed unanimously.
INVOICE SOUTHERN EARTH SCIENCES
7I BUDGET AMENDMENT
Commissioner Yeager motioned to amend
the General Fund Budget by Reducing Re-
serve for Contingencies $4,475.00 and in-
creasing Professional Services Engineer-
* ing $4,475.00 to pay an invoice from
Southern' Earth Science for the soil con-
tamination testing at the Gulf Counmty Road
LETTER ELECTRIC UTILITY FRAN-
Administrator Wells discussed a letter from
the FLorida Association of Counties attor-
ney regarding the Supreme Court ruling on
Electric Utility Franchise Fees. He stated
"that the First District Court Appeals deter-
i i ined that non-charter counties can adopt
Administrator Wells requested the Board's
direction on the number of hours a bar-
gaining unit employee should be paid for
all holidays. After discussion, Commission-
er Yeager motioned for Mr. Wells to contact
SUnion Representative Wallace Brannon
stating that it would be the Board's policy
Sto pay only 10 hours holiday pay, for
Thursday, November 24, 1994. Chairman
, Hammond passed the chair to Commis-
sioner Peters and seconded the motion for
discussion. After discussion, Commissioner
, Yeager withdrew his second, and Commis-
sioner Hammond withdrew his motion. Act-
ing Chairman Peters returned the chair to
' Commissioner Yeager motioned to pay (8)
eight hours for each holiday that is provid-
ed by the Board of Couny Commissioners.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion
and the motion passed unanimously. The
Board requested that Administrator Wells
Commissioner Peters motioned to approve
downpayment assistance for Carolyn Le-
Hardy from the' SHIP Program funds, with
the amount not to exceed $7,920.00. Com-
misisoner Yeager seconded the motion and
- the motion passed unanimously.
SHIP PROGRAM CHECK REQUEST FOR
FLORIDA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
Commissioner Peters motioned to pay a
check request in the amount of $5,000.00
for Florida Cooperative Extension Service
for homeownership counseling services for
the SHIP Program. Commissioner Yeager
seconded the motion and the motion
v uiencie antuu 'mrniim 111 o LItre
Only Solution is to Restore Morals at Grass-Roots Level
notify Union Representative Wallace Bran-
non of the Board's decision.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PLAN
After discussion by Administrator Wells,
Commissioner Peters motioned for Mr.
Wells to proceed with the development of a
Hazardous Materials Plan. Commissioner
Yeager seconded the motion and the mo-
tion passed unanimously. It was noted that
the County would receive $3,651.00 in
grant funds for a Hazardous Materials
Plan, and that the funds would provide
hazardous materials planning, training,
and equipment for various groups (i.e. fire
departments) within the County.
FEMA HIGHWAY 22-A
Emergency Managemnet Director stated
that a supplemental DSR for Highway 22-A
had been written by the State and FEMA
HOWARD CREEK ROAD
Chairman Hammond discussed the deterio-
ration of Howard Creek Road .and request-
ed that Mr. Wells examine the road to de-
termine If FEMA will pay for the repairs.
County Attorney Sanders discussed'the ad-
ditional changes made to the Subdivision
ordinance by Planning/Building Director
Butler. She asked the Board's direction re-
garding incorporating the changes into the
* recently amended Subdivision Ordinance.
After discussion, the Baord stated that all
changes would be made to the Subdivision
'Ordinance, prior to advertisement and final
adoption by the Board.
SENIOR CITIZENS SUBORDINATION
Attorney Sanders presented a subordina-
tion agreement between the Board of
County Commissioners and the Gulf
County Senior Citizens Assoclatio, Inc. re-
guarding the assignment of the property
lease agreement to Citizens Federal Savings
and Loan. Commissioner Peters motioned
to approve the subordination agreement be-
tween the Board of County Commissioners
and the-Gulf County Senior Citizens Asso-
ciation. Commisloner Yeager seconded the
motion and the motion passed unanimous-
HOWARD CREEK CABLE FRANCHISE
* Couny Attorney Sanders stated that Mr.
Carl Davis had not contacted her office re-
garding the television cable franchise agree-
ment for the Howard Creek area.
ITT HARTFORD DEDUCTIBLE
County Attorney Sanders stated that she
had received additional 'information from
the attorney representing ITT Hartford and
would make a report at the next regular
SEASHORE SUBDIVISION CABLE IN-
Couny Attorney Sanders stated the Board
does not have the authority to require the
utility owner to mark the sewer lines, but
that the Board can write a letter encourag-
ing them to do this. She also explained that
the cable company can write a letter de-
manding that they mark the lines and then
the cable company can proceed at their
own risk if damage occurs, they can state
they notified the utility owner. .
Upon request by, Interim Sheriff Coats,
County Attorney Sanders stated that she
had reviewed the morality ordinance and
that she felt it could not be held Invalid.
CHIPOLA CUT-OFF DRIVE AND LAKE
GROVE ROAD PROPERTY OWNERS ON
County Attroney Sanders discussed the
residences on the right-of-way at the Chi-
pola River Cut-off back to Lake Grove
Road. Planning/Building Director Butler
'stated that letters had"been written to all
property owners requesting that they re-
move their trailers off the County right-of-
NOTICE OF CLAIM RICHTER AND
County Attorney Sanders explained the let-
ter from Attorney Steve Watkins regarding
the notice of intent to file tort claims, by
the family of Linda Richter and Barbara
Grinslade. for money damages against Gulf
County and its Sheriffs department. Chair-
man Hammond requested that Ms. Sanders
work with Interim Sheriff Coats on this
ORDINANCE FEE FOR OPEN CONTAIN-
After discussion by Chairman Hammond.
he stated he would meet with Chief Deputy
Clerk regarding increasing the fee for open
containers for non-moving and moving vio-
lations. County Attorney Sanders stated
she would meet with Mr. Birmingham.
MODIFICATION OF 5-POINTS LANDFILL
Solid Waste Director Danford explained a
letter from the Department of Environmen-
tal Protection regarding their approving the
modification II of the Five Points Landfill.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS USED CHIP
Upon request by Solid Waste Director Dan-
ford, Commissioner Yeager motioned to ad-
vertise for bids for an erosion blanket for 5,
Points and Buckhorni Landfills and a used
chip trailer. Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion and the motion passed unani-
Solid Waste Director Danford stated, that
the permit for Wetappo had been received
by the Department of Environmental Pro-
Upon requestt by Solid Waste Director Dan-
ford, the Board requested that the County
Engineer proceed with acquiring the permit
for Buckhom Landfill.
PLANNING/BUILDING DEPARTMENT -
PURCHASING OF VEHICLES
Chairman Hammond discussed the need
for acquiring vehicles for Planning/
Building Director Butler and Building In-
spector Richard Combs.
SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT TUB
Solid Waste Direcotr Danford stated that
the County had received the tub grinder.
911 COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
Upon request by Emergency Management.
Coordinator Nelson, Commissioner Peters
motioned to appoint David Bidwell to the
911 Committee replacing Kay Whitfield.
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion
and the motion passed unanimously.
SHIP PROGRAM RESOLUTION NO. 94-
40 (AMENDING RESOLUTION 94-09)
Commissioner Yeager motioned to adopt
the following resolution amending Resolu-
tion 94-09 regarding the requirements for
the encumbrance of SHIP FUNDS. Commis-
isonier Peters seconded the motion and the
motion passed unanimously. Resolution
No. 94-09 is on file in Clerk's office.
Commissioner Yeager left the meeting at
9:51 a.m., EST.
Commisisoner Yeager returned at 9:54
SHIP PROGRAM DOWNPAYMENT AS-
SISTANCE (CAROLYN LEHARDY)
VETERANS' SERVICE OFFICER THANK
Veteran's Services Officer Williams request-
ed the Board's permission to write a letter
thanking Ingram Memorial Company for
their excellent work on the Veterans' Me-
morial. The Board had no objections to this
ADVERTISE MAINTENANCE HI POSI-
After discussion by Maintenance Superin-
tendent Bearden, Commissioner Peters mo-
tioned to post a job' notice for a Mainte-
nance III position in the Maintenance
Department at the Road and Mosquito Con-
trol Departments for five (5) days. Commisi-
soner Yeager seconded the motion and the
motion passed unanimously.
SEARCH AND RESCUE BUILDING -
Maintenance Superintendent discussed the
leaking roof on the Search and Rescue
fBuilding. Commissioner Peters motioned to
amend the General Fund Budget by reduc-
ing Reserve for Contingencies $8,000.00
and increasing Search 'and Rescue
,$8,000.00 to repair the roof of the Search
and Rescue Building. Commissioner Yeager
seconded the motion for discussion. After
discussion, Commissioner Yeager withdrew
his second: The motion died for lack of a
The meeting recessed at 9:55 p.m., EST.
The meeting reconvened at 10:17 p.m.,
FLORIDA BEACH EROSION CONTROL
Commissioner Yeager motioned to'proceed
with applying for state funding assistance
.under the Florida Beach Erosion Control
Assistance Program for fiscal year 1996-97.
He also requested that County Engineer
Ralph Rish and Planning/Building Director
Don Butler proceed with the application.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion
and the motion passed unanimously.
BOARD CONFERENCE ROOM -
Commissioner Yeager requested that FHA,
Social Security and County ,'Extension
Agent Carter be allowed to use their confer-
*ence room. He also requested that County
Extension Agent Carter be in Port St. Joe at
least one (1) day a week.
RESOLUTION 94-41 PROCLAIMING DE-
CEMBER "DRUNK AND DRUGGED DRIV-
ING PREVENTION MONTH"
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters. sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager and unani-
mous vote, the Board adopted resolution
94-41 in prevention of drunk and drugged
driving In the month of December. The res-
olution is on file in the Clerk's office.
RESOLUTION ELECTIONS ON EASTERN
TIME FOR ENTIRE COUNTY
Commissioner Peters motioned to adopt a
resolution having elections conducted on
Eastern Time for the entire county. He stat-
ed that the resolution must be approved by
the Florida Senate. Commissioner Yeager-
seconded the motion and the motion
passed unanimously. The Board requested
County Attorney Sanders draft the resolu-
HEALTH INSURANCE RENEWAL OF
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, see-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to renew the
health insurance coverage at no increase
for county employees with the current car-
By Bernard Blake
It is no accident that America
is besieged by increasingly high
levels of violence and crime -- at
least, this is what a new network
of organizations claims.
"The violence and crime
which fills our streets is the di-
rect result of an almost complete
loss of moral values,' said Glen
Horton, Vice-President of the Way
To Happiness Foundation. 'Too
often,, our children have been
rier, Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Chairman Hammond passed the chair the
Commissioner Peters and motioned to ap-
point the following individuals to the Ses-
quicentennial Commission for Gulf County.
'Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion
'and the motion passed unanimously.: Mi-
chael L. Hammond Chairman: Frank Pate
Vice-Chairman; Billy Joe Rish; George
Core; Wayne Childers; Mary Belin; ..Sally
CITY OF WEWA PURCHASE OF FUEL
i Commissioner Yeager motioned to allow the
City of Wewahitchka to purchase diesel
fuel/fuel from Gulf County at a price to be
determined by Road Department Supetrin-
endent Bob Lester. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion and the motion
: RE-DISTRICTING COMMITTEE
Upon motion:by Commissioner Peters, sc-:
ond by Commissioner ,Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to appoint
Mrs. Lots Byrd to,- serve 'on the Re-
ADVERTISEMENT AMENDING SUBDIVI-
After review 'by County Attorney Sanders.
the Board agreed not to advertise the
amended ordinance submitted by Attorney
Tom Gibson. It was noted the changes sub-
mitted by Planning/Building Director But-
ler would be incorporated into the amended
Subdivision Ordinance and then properly
COUNTY ATTORNEY ATTEND INCOM-
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters. sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager. and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed for County At-
torney Sanders to attend an incompetency
hearing that involves Gulf County.
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION OTTO
Chairman Hammond discussed the work-
men's compensation settlement In the
amount of $18,000.00 for Otto Cook, who
was injured while trying to restrain a pris-
oner In the Jail.
There being no further business and upon*
motion by Commissioner Yeager. second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote.
the meeting did then adjourn at 10:35
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taught that moral values are.
something which they have to
work out for themselves. This is
like saying to students who are
often struggling just to read well,
'Forget about any textbooks on
math or chemistry. You should
work out these subjects for your-
self.' It is ludicrous."
At a time when citizens in
most states are hoping that in-
-creased police manpower and
stiffer prison sentencing will do
something to curtail the increas-
ing levels of violent crime. The
Way To Happiness Foundation,
has launched a national, Making
America Safe Again campaign
: which, organizers say, will do far
more to curtail crime than in-
creased law enforcement will ever
"Most criminals don't believe
they will get caught, at least not
until they are well along in a life
of crime," said Horton. "So it
doesn't matter what sentencing a
criminal faces if apprehended.
Furthermore, criminals sentenced
to prison for minor offenses usu-
ally come but of prison well-
schooled criminals with connec-
tions that propel them into con-
tinuing criminal activities."
'The only answer to making
America safe again is an effective
campaign to restore moral values
at the grass-roots, community
level," said Horton.
All this might just be rhetoric
if the Making America Safe Again
campaign did not have a unique,
weapon in its arsenal -- The Way
To Happiness booklet written by
best-selling American author and
humanitarian, L. Ron Hubbard.
Described as "a common-
sense guide to better living." the
booklet contains what possibly is
the most complete and workable
noni-religious moral code ever de-
vised. Jt is written to make sense
'"We aren't saying that people
are going to re-find their moral
values because someone else says
they. should," explained Horton.
'This is something that people
have to reach for and decide on
their own. But people readingThe
Way To Happiness booklet are
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presented important moral values
in such a way they can see it is in
their own best interests to follow
such a moral code. And they can
see that it is also in their own
best interests to help other people
around them also adopt clear mo-
A growing number of Way To
Happiness Chapters across the
-country are being established to
distribute the booklet in their leal
communities. Horton said that by
actual experience. getting the
booklet into circulation in a comrn-
munity can produce quite a no-
Who can start a Way To Hap-
piness chapter? Anyone who is
concerned about the high levels
of crime and violence and who
wants to do, something effective to
make America safe again.
"Now we have a weapon for
the good guys," said Horton.
For more information about
'the "Making America Safe" cam-
paign -- or the national 'Making
America Safe!' youth essay con-
test %- and a free copy of 'The
Way To Happiness"' booklet, call
1-800-255-7906. or write 6324
Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles,
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