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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NUMBER 6
INDUSTRY-- DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12,1995
ThisAline of water-front homes are typi-
cal of the damBage inflicted all along the Gulf
front of the Peninsula. In the photo at right,
George Roberts of C. W. Roberts Construe-
tion Company, left, and one of his foremen,
view the damage to C-30A, the only road
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leading to the Cape, which was once located
on the spot the two men are standing. The
road was "roughed" in and taking some traf-
fie the first of the week. Water was rushing
completely across the Peninsula at the
height of the storm.
Opal Brings Heavy Destruction to Gulf County
Wind Causes Minimal Damage; Flooding Disrupts Entire Community, Some Services Still Not Complete
Hurricane Opal slammed into the Panhan-
dle of Florida with a fury late Wednesday after-
noon. Making landfall near Pensacola, she
roared like a freight train and traveled with un-
precedented speed inland, greeting the Escam-
bia county area with a wet sloppy kiss to go
along with her heavy winds.
Gulf County had high winds, but they
lacked the power punch of destruction. Rising
water and pounding surf did a number on
many -waterfront homes and-buildings, howev-
) ler. A wind gauge at the City's Wastewater
Treatment Plant recorded gusts of only 80
miles per hour during the night Wednesday.
Gulf County and Mexico Beach took a
knockdown punch when the surging, pounding
seas eroded the land from under building after
building, cutting down sand dunes, highways,
infrastructure lines and littered the beaches
with septic tanks and drain field pipe as it did
its dirty deed Wednesday afternoon and on into
It was the unusual dwelling located at the
water's edge which did not sustain serious
damage. Most of those homes were destroyed.
Only the homes built on stilts escaped total de-
BEACH DESTRUCTION MASSIVE
The highest tides in over 50 years took their
toll as they relentlessly pounded into the
beaches, sand dunes and beachfront homes
which line the coast from St. Joseph Peninsula
westward to Mexico Beach. floating homes on
the water's crest-then slamming-them to. the'
ground, shattering most into kindling wood.
In Gulf County-along the Peninsula:
through Beacon Hill, Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells reported 233 homes suffer-
.ing damages of some level from the rising water
and the surf. A total of 145 of these homes had
major damage with 33 being totally destroyed.
The storm's fury was shown by the statistic
which showed only a little more than a quarter
of the homes damaged received only minor
damage-a total of 55.
The entire neighborhood of Bay View Drive
in Highland View was flooded out. The rising
water floated at least three homes up off their
foundations, floating one of them to the-rear of
the property, before depositing it back onto the
Mexico Beach City Manager John McInnis'
said they haven't been able to get a definite
count on the destroyed homes, but said it
would run from 35 to 50. "Some of the dam-
aged homes haven't had a determination as to'
the extent of damage as yet," he said. Mclinis
"said virtually every -homelocated on the water's-
edge for as much as three back from the water
sustained damages or were destroyed.
Electricity and other services have been re-
stored to liveable homes, except St. Joseph Pe-
ninsula. County Road C-30E was literally float-
ed away when the rampaging Gulf of Mexico
cut all the way through the Peninsula joining
with the waters of St. Joseph Bay at the area
known as 'The Stump Hole". The erosion
washed out water lines and toppled power
lines. By Wednesday of this week a passable
road had been restored by C. W. Roberts Con-
struction Company, at the direction of the
Lighthouse Utilities had their water mains
destroyed and Jay Rish, manager, said it would
be the 17th before water service could be re-
stored north of the stump hole. In the mean-
time the utility Is making free water available to
their customers from an outlet at the Dead
Man's Curve auxiliary well.
EVEN WEWA HAD DAMAGE
The City of Wewahitchka. where many from
the Port St. Joe area went to escape the fury of
the storm, lost their source of power due to the
high winds. The City's water treatment facility
was unable to operate from lack of power. The
fact that their water pumps sat idle for several
hours prompted the Florida Department of En-
vironmental Protection to issue a boil water no-
tice until further notice. Wednesday morning of
this week the notice was still in effect and
schools were still closed as a result of the or-
Testing by DEP is going on daily with an-
(See OPAL BRINGS on Page 3)
Whr to Gofor Assisanc
Federal Disaster Relief
*Gulf, Holmes and Washing-
ton Counties have been added to
the list of Florida counties eligible
for federal. disaster assistance as
a result of Hurricane Opal, feder-
al and state disaster recovery offi-
cials announced Monday.
Bruce Baughman, of the Fed-
eral Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA), made the desig-
nation following a review of addi-
tional information regarding costs
and damages incurred by the
three counties and their residents
of the October 4th hurricane.
Disaster Application Center
*The Gulf County Disaster
Application Center (DAC), which
is for individuals and businesses
in the area which had damages
as a result of Hurricane Opal,
opened at 1:00 p.m., E.D.T., on
Tuesday, October 10, at the Cen-
tennial Building located at 202
Allen Memorial Way, Port St. Joe.
It will be open from Wednesday
(and all other days) at 10:00 a.m.,
E.D.T., and will close each eve-
ning at 7:00 p.m. It will open
each day until the demand is met
for this. area, according to John
Diggins, Public Relations Director
When you apply for disaster
assistance, be prepared to pro-
vide the following information:
address & zip code of damaged
property, directions to the, dam-
aged home or property, current
address of where you are now
(See HELP on Page 3)
Lisa Given, left, and Catherine Keys talk with James Wiley at
the Community Development Fund desk, sponsored by the Port St.
Joe Ministerial Association.
County Residents Irked Over Lack of Coverage
Danford Outlines Plan to Dispose of a Mountain of
Waste Generated by Hurricane, Coping With Damage
Several local, residents ad-
dressed the Gulf County Commis-
sion Tuesday evening protesting
the lack of media attention given
to Gulf County's storm damage
reports during Hurricane Opal.
"It's a shame we can't get in-
formation on the condition of our
homes," declared Raymond Bur-
rows, as he asked the board for
Tom Mangum told the board,
"They got the word out in Bay
County and Franklin County .
Gulf County seem to be in a vacu-
um someWhere in between." Man-
gum said he had contacted the
Bay County media and they told
him that they had not received
any cooperation from Gulf
County officials to report damage
"Not so," said Gulf County
Emergency Operations Director
Larry Wells, "We not only contact-
ed them, but we have documenta-
tion supporting the fact that we
sent the information directly to
"The information was .sent
out but we're dependent on the
Bay County news media to get
the word out," Commissioner
Warren Yeager told the group. He
and Commissioner Michael Ham-
mond explained that this was
nothing 'new. Letters have been
written and phone calls have
been made complaining about
media service in past situations,
including hurricanes and storms,
to no avail.
"They give us plenty of nega-
tive publicity, but in situations
like this we get no service," Yeag-
Burrows asked the board to
confront channels 7 and 13 with
the documentation of news re-
leases and see if they could find
out what the problem is.
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director Ta-
mara Laine suggested the board
also contact the Public Broad-
casting Commission and air their
Commissioner Yeager sug-
gested that the numbers of 'the
telephones manned at the Gulf
County Emergency Operations
Center, 229-9110 and 229-9111,
be publicized in the future for
county residents to utilize.
Yank Lyle asked the board
the same questions that anyone
who has seen the devastation of
Gulf County's beaches has asked
himself, "What are we going to do
about the beaches?"
Commissioner Michael Ham-
mond responded stating, "We
have no protection. If another
storm were to hit us now with our
sand dunes gone and our beach-
es eroded, the damage would be
Areas of St. Joseph Peninsu-
la, Indian Pass, and St. Joe
Beach that once were covered
with sea oats and sand dunes are
now flat beaches. The dunes and
vegetation offer nature's natural
protection, creating a barrier be-
tween rising storm waters and in-
"We need to look at a beach
and sand dune renourishment
program and see if we can get
some assistance to speed up the
restoration process," Commis-
sioner Yeager suggested.
Mountains of debris created
by Opal's water and winds litter
Gulf County. Solid Waste Director
Joe Danford outlined' county
plans to dispose of the debris. He
told the board that prison crews
were being utilized to clean up
much of the mess, stockpiling it
on the roadside. He added that
names of disabled and elderly
residents who can't cany their
debris to the roadside were being
collected and the crews would
also help those people in need
with on-site clean-up.
Private contractors will be
used to haul the debris to the
landfill after it is collected after
which Danford hopes to get a spe-
cial burn permit from DEP to dis-
pose of the disaster debris.
Beach Driving Restricted
Commissioner Yeager told the
board that Gulf County Sheriff
Frank McKeithen was requesting
that the area of St. Joseph Penin-
sula from the Stump Hole north
be closed to vehicular traffic until
property owners have ample time
to secure their property and de-
bris is removed from the beaches.
Property owners and contrac-
tors will be allowed access to
make repairs, but sightseers will
not be allowed under the emer-
Special beach access permits
to repair damages at St. Joe
Beach have to be applied for at
the Gulf County Building Depart-
(See COUNTY on Page 6)
... Commission Chairman
The Gulf County Commission
has elected Billy Traylor. Com-
missioner from District 2, as Its.
new chairman for the coming fls-
cal year, succeeding Michael
Hammond, who has served as
chairman for the past year.
Traylor. is serving in his third
term on the board and Is the only
Republican to be elected to a
Commission post in Gulf County.
He won re-election last year over
several opponents from both par-
The new chairman has served
as the chairman of the Board on
one other occasion, fiscal year
Surging Hurricane Powered Gulf Waters Did A Number On Waterfront Homes
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PAGE TWO .THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12,1995
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No One Died! E
OPAL IS GONE BUT NOT forgotten. After a night of banging
up the coastline in Gulf County and Mexico Beach and points
west, the storm left many folks who lived within a block of the
beach and along the bayous which fed into the bay with a monu-
mental clean-up job.
Here in Port St. Joe, several homes had water inside, ruining
carpets and some furniture, flooring and electrical appliances.
Some homes had never had water inside from previous storms.
Still we can be thankful the damage wasn't any worse than it
was. The peninsula saved Port St. Joe, from any major erosion /
damage. After the Peninsula played out at the tip, coastal dwell-
ings took a big hammer to their, property from Opal as she bat- I wel
tered the shoreline with tremendous seas, washing away beach- is off doi
es, dunes and the foundations of homes, causing them to as a sop
STILL, IN SPITE OF all that, nobody was injured or killed. multitude
Miraculous! Not a whole lot of warning time was available, but all kinds
folks took advantage of what there was and left town. The regular s
biggest danger came from the traffic jams which occurred on the you eat
several highways leading north. The storm will probably give Jars of
selling points to the move to 4-lane 231, the main artery leading York Cit
from this general area into Alabama. Highway 71 had just been Abounchi
re-surfaced and allowed a reasonable exit from Port St. Joe. Still got to punch
traffic jams were prevalent, even on I-10, which crosses the state stamps.
from east to west. stamps?
OUR EMERGENCY CREWS deserve a generous vote of phone bi
thanks. They were on the job all night last Wednesday, spotting months
those who stayed and keeping an eye on them; keeping the ain't wr
sight-seers off the road. Many tickets were given that night to "Hey
people who rode the streets causing problems with the protec- hand fir
tion of property as well as danger to themselves. ly please
They stayed on top of the problem and handled it well. ng o se
It's true that we would have had hardly any damage atall, if
it hadn't been for rising water brought on from extremely high
tides. But, that is the worst kind of danger and damage which
results from the average hurricane. A home is more damaged
from the foundation being washed away than if a portion of roof
is blown off.
PORT ST. JOE IS a helping town. We know that anyone will
be willing to help anyone who has water damage if they are only
made aware of your problem. So, if you need any. assistance,
Just ask; you'll find any number of people ready to come to your
We also want to express the thanks of the entire community
along the coast for the assistance given by our neighbors to the
north for taking us all in during this time of emergency.
Inniova ti ve
TRUST OLD GENE to come up with some sort of a solution
to keep his family in the fishing business and the several people
who have needed jobs at his fish factory working regularly. It
just galls us no end that our state and national government -is
not equally as interested in protecting the jobs of the poor who
need a Job instead of nixing the current means of employment
and placing those same folks on welfare.
3 Gene Raffield and his family have been instrumental; over .
sthe years, in keeping many in Gulf County who would rather ,
work than draw welfare payments, working! There's quite a bit
to be said for that. Instead, government agencies have been kept
hard at work enforcing senseless regulations and rulesto keep
Gene and many others in Florida, from providing this very lucra-
tive source of Jobs.
GENE THINKS JELLYFISH are the answer. He can't fish for
food fish for Americans in the usual manner, so while he is
thinking of a way to accomplish this, he is becoming very active
in producing a food-stuff the Orientals think very highly of. And
if our view of just how numerous the creatures are in the Gulf i
waters is any indication of his future source of supply, the
Orientals are going to need a vast craving for jellyfish .to eat
them all up.
WE ADMIRE THE Raffields for the way they have managed
to keep their cool in these troubled times for fishermen. We ad-
mire them especially, for the way they stubbornly continue to
find a solution for doing what they do best in spite of the "super-
vision" they continue to get from all sides.
Because jellyfish are such a nuisance to all those well-heeled
beach-goers who come to Florida, maybe, just maybe, this time
around, he will be allowed to pursue his quarry without any en-
Hunker Down with Kes
by Kesley Colbert
It Doesn't Have Nothing
To Do With Modern Math
nt up to see my son who
ing battle with the world
'homore in college. I car-
th me the obligatory,
package consisting 'of a
e of Little Debbie snacks,
of chips, Snickers bars,
altine crackers ("the kind.
oysters on, Dad"), two'
salsa not made in New
y. and a book of stamps.
alf way up there as I was
ig on my third Snickers, I
wondering on that book of
Why did Josh need
A quick glance at my
lls over the past fourteen
clearly shows the boy
V. Dad." He shook my
'mly and seemed genuine-
,d to see me. I was look-
'e if he had an earring or
Bares Her Knees to the
"How's it going, son?"
It's O. K."
He was frightened at this
time last year. Now, he looked
more relaxed. He was not a rookie.
"Did you bring some saltine
crackers? You know the kind you
"I've got'em, son."
We didn't visit long that first
night, "Dad. I've got a big sociolo-
gy test in the morning. You know
much about sociology?"
"Well ..... .uh well .
not much. Josh."
Shoot. I didn't know a thing
about sociology and I kind 'a let
the conversation slide. I didn't
want to appear too ignorant. And
he had to get to studying. The
last thing I wanted to do on this
trip was get in his way.
We agreed to meet for lunch
the following day. Sociology? I'd
have to look that up. Maybe it's.
somehow tied :to modernm-math.
Well, whatever it is, I sure missed
it when I was in school. 'Course,
I'm glad Josh is studying up on
it. That's one of those opportuni-
ties you want for your children
that you didn't have..
He looked a little down when
I picked him up for lunch.' "How
was the test?"
"One question, Dad."
Oh mercy, I hated those one
question things. You: do all that
studying and they only pick one
little, tiny speck and want you to
write a four page discourse-
"What was the question?"
"Differentiate between sex
I spit my mouthful of un-
sweetened tea halfway across the
non-smoking section of Ruby
Tuesday's. I'M PAYING A KING'S
RANSOM TO HAVE THIS CHILD
UP HEREI What Is going on? I
don't care if it's 1995 and the
whole, world is hanging loose-
he's not staying another day in
this perverted school Only my
good and decent upbringing kept
me' from choking the nearest
S'You 0 K.. Dad? Didd you
hear me-the question was, 'Dif-
"I got it! I got itf.I got it!"
Calm down a little. Take a deep
breath. Think for a minute here I
don't need to embarrass my son
in this fancy eating place.
: First ',of 'all, what' a dumb
question. Now. I've never studied
on it much-but, I don't think
there is any difference. My Dad
never got around to the birds and
the bees so you can bet the farm
we never broached sex and gen-
der. And I didn't go into it with
my children either! Lets 'em find
out about it out behind the ag.
shop like they're supposed to.
I turned my attention to the
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
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"Opal" Was A Late And Unwelcome Guest Along Th
WHO DO YOU go to with
your complaints about the weath-
er? Not Bill Shuler. Not Norm
Miller. Not even Rob Wilson. I'm
interested in filing one on the
SCHEDULING of weather which
puts one at an 'Inconvenience
when it comes time for some seri-
ous type weather such as
When "Mother Nature" sched- "'. week's shopping on either a Mon-
ules weather such as this, it day or a Tuesday.
should be at some time. conven-
ient to everyone. I don't know ex-
actly when, that time would be,
but it turned out not to be a very
convenient time on a Wednesday
... at about mid-afternoon..
It causes .everyone serious
problems when the storm comes
during the middle of the week like
that. Nobody has any money in
their pocket The kids are in
school. It takes people away from
their work for at least two days.
No stores will be open the next
day, which is a major inconven-
ience If one hasn't done the
And if you are still existing on
left-overs at meal time, like we
are, you can't open the refrigera-
tor to get them out for fear of
everything else spoiling from lack
of a cold environment.
BUT, NOBODY ASKED my
opinion of whether or not to allow
"Opal" to go ahead and make
land-fall last Wednesday, or have
her tread water out in the Gulf of
Mexico til a more convenient
It would have been just as
well for "Opal" to have been pa-.
tient for a day or two, since she
didn't do anything but blow and
cause flooding from high water
when she did come in. She could'
have done that anytime.
"Opal" wasn't very lady-like
when she did come on board. She
wet everything along the coast.
Would a genuine lady have done:
that? No sir-eel She would have
waited until a private moment,
when she was alone before wet-'
I'm sure people she visited on
the Peninsula and in Mexico
Beach and along the beaches,
would have felt better if she had
kept her wetting activities to' her-
THEN, THERE WAS the mat-
,ter of not getting to watch the
second game of the baseball play-,
offs. 'This is being set into type
Thursday afternoon, and I still
don't know who won the game be-
tween the Braves and the Rock-
ies. That's important information
to be without.'
Things like that should be
given some thought before one
goes off half-cocked and sched-
ules a hurricane.
It might have put a limit
switch, on Port St. Joe's and We-
wahitchka's homecoming celebra-
tion. The craft makers of the area
may have had their expectations
shattered by the untimely appear-
ance of "Opal"I. She should have
been more thoughtful.
THERE ARE OTHERS who
had just :as soon see her mind
her own business and not come
at all. No visit at all would have
suited them better. These are the
people who experienced flooding
in their homes and businesses.
Flooding is as damaging 'as
wind and. just as unwelcome.
Didn't "Opal" know that? But
"Opal" let everyone know she was
a woman. She was late in' the
year getting ready 'But, under-'
stand, we weren't waiting for her.
She just showed up after all self-
respecting hurricanes had hung
it up for the season.
She also proved she was a,
woman-I'll not use' the term
'lady' here-by just barging right
on in even though she was late
I'LL NEVER FORGIVE nor
forget "Opal". She ruined our 58-
year string of never being late'
with a publication of The Star.
The paper was printed on time-,
early Wednesday afternoon-but
we couldn't get it distributed be-
cause our usual, news stand out-
lets were closed. The Post Office
was closed on a Wednesday
afternoon some were still'
closed as late, as mid-afternoon
But, it wasn't their fault; it,
was "Opal's" fault for her timing
of an unwelcome visit.-'
"Opal" had people apprehen-
sive all over the southeastern
states. Here at the office Thurs-
day morning, I took phone calls,'
non-stop, from people in Atlanta,
north Georgia, Columbus, Ala-'
bama, Mississippi, Kentucky,
New York, Tennessee and even,,
north Florida, -from people want-!
ing to know, "How bad is it? I
have a beach house down there."
I don't know if I was able to
allay their fears or not. I Just told
them, "If your house was on the
-water's edge you can expect some
major water damage. If not, it
wasn't so bad! It just came at a
bad time and place!"
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(From Page 1)
staying, telephone numbers
where you can be reached during
the day and insurance Informa-
tion if available (agent, company,
and type of coverage).
There area four different
types of aid available: -rental as-'.
sistance, grants for repairs to'
make your house livable, grants
for loss of personal property, and
low interest loans from the Small
Business Administration for
homeowners, renters, and busi-
Governmental agencies set
up at the Centennial Building are
FEMA. and the State of Florida
Agriculture and Labor Depart-
ments. The local organization
Christian Community Develop-
ment Fund, administered by the
Port St. Joe Ministerial Associa-
tion is also offering assistance.
For' those who ha4 'not yet
* applied for disaster assistance,
state and federal officials are urg-
ing anyone who has suffered loss-
es or damages as a result of Hur-
ricane Opal to call the toll-free
Registration number, 1-800-462-
9029. Those with hearing or
Speech impairments can call TDD
Other important telephone
numbers are FEMA helpline for
other questions and information,
1-800-525-0321,-* Small Business
Administration application, home
-and business, 1-800-359-2227,
,State Insurance Commissioners
office for insurance concerns and
(From Page 2)
grilled chicken salad for few min-
utes. "Josh, do they teach read-
ing and writing and arithmetic in
'I wanted to scream "WELL,
TAKE ONE OF THEM" At least
they are American courses! I've
heard stories about college kids
that get twisted way out of shape
at these universities. With ques-
tions like they're asking in sociol-
ogy these days I can see whyl
"Josh, how do you think you
did on the... on the. ... test?"
"Terriblel It's the worst
course I've ever taken. I don't un-
derstand anything they're talking
about. The teacher is out in left
field and she can't find her way
'You mean," my heart was re-
joicing-there was hope for the
boy, "she's one of those drowning
in the abysmal sea of intellectual
YES! Part of the educational
process is being able to spot the
I had a good visit My son
looks well. We didn't get. into one
argument. It was just too short-
and we had a hurried good-bye.
"Dad, I've got to go study. I've
got a big test tomorrow."
"What's it in, son?"
Kinesi-I didn't ask. I don't
want to know. I picked up three
Snickers, a sleeve of crackers and
got in my truck and drove home.
(From Page 1)
other test to have been made Wednesday.
SCHOOLS CLOSED IN PSJ
Schools were closed in Port St. Joe also, but
re-opened for classes on Monday of this week.
Port St. Joe's high school homecoming,
scheduled for last Friday night was postponed
and the football game cancelled due to prob-
lems with rescheduling. Homecoming will be
Friday night, with Havana as the football team
Highland View Elementary School didn't
fare as well, however. Water was reported in-
side the entire building as much as four feet
deep, damaging all computers, furniture,
books, records, etc.
Students from this school started attending
classes in a portion of the Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School-Wednesday; in the meantime mas-
fraud, 1-800-227-8676, FL Attor-
ney General's Task Force for price,
gouging, 1-800-329-6969, Salva-
tion Army, emergency food, shel-
ter, and clothing, 1-800-758-
*Use only Florida licensed
sive clean-up operations have begun at the
CLEAN-UP OF THE COUNTY
The county and city officials both mounted
a gigantic clean-up effort Thursday morning,
utilizing all the .facilities at their disposal and
work crews of Gulf Forestry Camp to remove
the debris left by Opal's visit and the tremen-
dous amount of household items damaged by
flood waters throughout the county.
Highway 98 was washed out in several
places from Carrabelle to Highland View. C. W.
Roberts Construction Co., has been awarded
the contract to repair the washed out places.
As a result of the repairs, Roberts has said that
Highway 98 in Highland View will be one-lane
,traffic for the next 30 days, 24 hours a day.
Highway 98 inside Port St. Joe, between the
Monument Avenue intersection and Oak Grove
will be closed to 'traffic completely for the same
period. This is to facilitate the quick repair of
the street.The stretch of highway between Car-
rabelle and Eastpoint will be closed to all traffic
while repairs are being made.
contractors registered with the
Gulf County Building Depart-
ment. Permits may be obtained at
the Gulf County Planning/
Building Department for beach
access for repairs and cleanup for
But remember that being li-
In the photo above, manning the registration desk, Norm
Schultz. FEMA representative aids Cristine Hopper who is register-
ing with the agency for assistance.
Assets Outweigh Liabilities
Letter to the editor:
Dear Mr. Editor:
I am normally one .who reads
letters to the editor rather than
write them, but over the last week
I have the need for everyone to
know my feelings. As did a lot of
people in Gulf County, I didn't
know if I would have a home to
come back to after Opal's blast to
our area. Being a lot more fortu-
nate than others, George & I sus-
tained minimal damage to our
The reason for this letter is to
show my gratitude to all those
who have come to the rescue of
this county. It seemed like Opal
had not left the area before C.W.
Roberts had loaded trucks head-
ed for the Cape. A constant fleet
of trucks came by our office try-
ing to make a new road for the
residents to get to their property.
In my heart I always knew the
road would one day be washed
out to the Cape and wondered
how long it would take to make it
usable. Now in less than one
week Mr. Roberts and company
have made it possible for property
owners to get back home. Thank
you Mr. Roberts.
To the Search & Rescue
Team, I also thank you for put-
ting up with me and others that
have been more than anxious to
get to the other side. I hope one
day to be able to do something
equally important for you.
Gulf County work crews arid
the D.O.T. have hauled debris
from the roads and right-of-ways
steadily. I thank you also.
Isn't amazing what people
can do during a disaster? God
Bless Gulf County!
Emergency Reaction Superb
If anyone in Gulf County is
not aware of how our County
Commissioners and Larry Wells
react to emergencies, well, it was
proven this past week during the
devastation of Opal, especially on
Cape San Bias.
The storm had no more than
cleared out on Thursday morning
when C. W. Roberts was hauling
dirt and sand trying to get C-30E
on the Cape Where traffic could
b Sheriff Frank McKeithen is to
be commended, and all his depu-
ties, for their gallant effort in pro-
tecting our property against loot-
ing and, as of Tuesday morning,
they are still on the job.'
Florida Power did a marve-
lous job getting power restored to
the Cape within 48 hours,
against the odds of crossing the
washout on the Cape.
St. Joe Telephone Company
employees also did a super job
getting telephones restored on the
Cape despite all the lines that
were cut from erosion.
Folks, it is great to be a Gulf
County resident, and my hat's off
to all of you.
Homeowners, do not become a victim again. Use only Florida
licensed contractors registered with the Gulf County Building
Department. Permits may be obtained at the Gulf County
Planning/Building Department for beach access for repairs and
cleanup for property owners.
Any questions concerning contractors or price gouging may
be directed to (904) 229-8944.
Gulf County Building Official
In i'' I
Scensed by the State of Florida is
not necessarily a guarantee that
a contractor is the best choice for
you. Unqualified or unlicensed
contractors may attempt to se-
cure your business. Take the
time to check the contractor's
reputation and ask for names of
previous customers of the con-
tractor that you can contact.
Beware of a contractor that
asks you to pull necessary per-
mits for work being done or a
contractor who demands signifi-
cant cash payment prior to any
work being done.
*Storm debris, other than
household garbage may be placed
by the roadside for pick-up. If you
are disabled and unable to re-
move yard debris contact the Gulf
County Solid Waste Department
Job Grant Funds
*Governor Lawton Chiles an-
nounced that, under the Job
Training Partnership Act (JTPA),
Bay, Gulf, Franklin, Holmes, and
Washington Counties have re-
ceived emergency grant funds to
create temporary jobs for areas
affected by the aftermath of Hur-
Persons unemployed because
of Hurricane Opal,. laid off for oth-
er reasons, or have been unem-
ployed for more than three
months, may be eligible for
JTPA's Emergency Dislocated
Worker Assistance. JTPA emer-
gency relief workers will be em-
ployed as heavy equipment opera-
tors, truck drivers, clerical
helpers, -construction-' workers,,
food service helpers, security
Local Distribution of
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Services has depleted its inventory of donated food. It is there-
fore necessary to cancel the Commodity Distributon sched-
uled for October 17th in Port St. Joe and October 19th in
Wewahitchka. The future of the program will be dependent on
Congressional authorization and appropriation of funding for
If food should become available, a distribution date will be
announced in the local media. If anyone has questions, they
should call 229-6111, 639-5068. or come by the Commodity
Office In the Gulf County Courthouse.
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vehicles purchased in this sale to
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Arts & Crafts
For Dec 9-10
Due to the massive devasta-
tion caused by Hurricane Opal in
First Union Park and throughout
the panhandle area, the Sixth An-
nual St. Joseph's Bay Arts and
Crafts Festival was cancelled this
The festival, originally sched-
uled for October 7th and 8th, has
however been rescheduled to take
place on Saturday, December 9th
and Sunday, December 10th. The
event held each year in Port St,
Joe will now coincide with the
city's Christmas parade and relat-
Further details will be re-
leased later as the festival once
again draws near., Any questions
may be directed i Tamara Laine
at the Chamber office at (904)
Shown in the photo above "checking out" the newest addition
to the library are, seated from left, Sheila Mahlkov and Elizabeth
Stuart, and standing from left, Jean Faliski, Ann Tison, Laura Ged-
die, Lynda Bordelon and JoAnn Raffield.
An Author's Gift To
Gulf County Library
The Friends of the Gulf
County Public Library are pleased
to announce that they have re-
ceived from a well-publicized au-
thor, Mary Pope Osborne, a gift of
nine autographed copies of her
books, each designated "for the
readers of the Gulf County (Pub-
Having heard that the Friends
of the Library were having a drive
to obtain funds to enhance the fl-
brary's children's collection, this
writer provided a sampling of her
over twenty published works to
assist the project.
Included in the package are:
Spider Kane and the Mystery Un-
der the May-Apple, a Knopf publi-.
cation which received accolades
in the New York Times Book Re-
view (1992); Molly and the Prince,
a beautifully illustrated, dream-
like picture book for the very
young Ic1994); .and for all ages,
The Many Lives of Benjamin
At present, author Osborne
divides her time between New
York City and Bucks County,
Pennsylvania. Her contribution
was conveyed to the Friends by
Mickey Thompson Friedman; also
a writer living in New York, for-
merly of Port St. Joe.
The new acquisitions should
be on the library shelves, shortly,
and if you haven't read Mary
Pope Osborne's books, you are in-
vited to do so.
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Leigh Cooke Lindsay
Gregory Farmer, Jr.
Greg Is Five
Greg Farmer, Jr. celebrated
his special fifth birthday with a
Power Rangers party with friends
and family on October 3rd.
Greg is the son of Felicia and
Gregory Farmer of Port St. Joe.
Leigh Cooke Lindsay and Leo-
nard Griffin Ceci, together with
their parents, request the. honor
of your presence at their marriage
on Saturday, October the twenty-
eighth at eleven o'clock in the
morning at First Presbyterian
Church of Florala, Alabama.
Ms. Lindsay is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John Vaughan of
Port St. Joe.
A reception will immediately
follow the ceremony.
St. Joe Bay DAR
Begiris New Year
The St. Joseph Bay Chapter,
NSDAR will hold its first meeting
of the new year on Wednesday,
October 18, at the Garden Club
Center in Port St. Joe with Sadie
Mrs. Paul Fensom will speak
on the organization of the, St. Jo-
seph Bay Chapter and Mrs.
James Heathcock will report on
thee 104th Continental Congress
which met in Washington, D. C.,
in April, 1995.
Any out-of-town DAR mem-
bers are welcome to attend.
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' TO HAVE A PRESCRIPTION
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You'll find that it
Two Pharmacists & two --
Pharmacy Technicians to
serve you promptly. .
Saveway Center o
513 South Main Street Wewahitchka, Florida
OP*N Thursday thru SunII day .
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.mn. CT Call 639-9070
& POST CARDS
Trade 2 for 1 of
. We sell books 1/2
Selected Items ......50% off
Gourmet Foods, Wall-,
paper & Fabrics ..30% off
Vertical & Wooden
Blinds ..................65% off
Hours: Tues. Sat.
Interiors Etcetera :
Furniture and Accessories
'505 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe, Phone 229-6054
Hurricane Opal Did A Number On Us
.... Just As She Did On Some of You
and doing business once again,
after a complete destruction of
all our stock & supplies.
HIGHWAY 98 WEST PORT
as big as ever!
Give us a call for
free estimates and
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Free Health Fair
The Gulf County Inter-Agency
Council members will be sponsor-
ing a FREE Health 'air on Octo-
ber 21, from 9-11 a.m., at the
Centennial Building. This is a
great way for all age groups to
check their cholesterol, blood
pressure, eyes, ears and feet-
free of charge. Screenings of all
types, information, and tests will
be provided. A physician will be
on hand to review all screenings.
All of Us At
FPC Area Specialist Rick Rushing is shown in the photo above presenting a rebate check to Gulf
County School representatives Sissy Worley, Charlotte Pierce, and Temple Watson.
Florida Power Awards $14000
'Rebate to Gulf County Schools
would like to say thank You
for your wonderful response to our
We have enjoyed andappreciate everyone who has come by to
browse through our 17,000 plus square feet of floor space
S Gulf County Schools received
more than $14,000 in rebates
from Florida Power Corporation
last week for recent enhance-
Little Red's Par:
Pool Snooker Darts Pizza Wings Subs
Friday Night- Live Music Featuring Little Red's Band
Saturday Night College Football on Color Split 38" T. V.
SMiu e 27 years old to enter. Appropriate dress requested.
Open 10 a.m..to 12 6 t.n .ijdnph .i..,,h thLrough Saturday 102 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe 227-205S
,- ,.: ,, ,, ,, '
ments made to improve the ener-
gy efficiency of lighting and air
Working with Florida Power's
energy experts, Gulf County
school officials installed more effi-
cient fluorescent lighting with
electronic ballasts at Port St. Joe
High School, Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary, and Highland View Elemen-
FPC lighting rebates for the
three schools total more than
$12,500. The lighting enhance-
ments reflect annual savings of
almost $20,000 based on an elec-
tric load reduction of 124,000
watts, according to FPC Area Spe-
FPC awarded a $1,500 rebate
for efficiency improvements to air
conditioning at Port St. Joe High
School. For more information
about Florida Power's commercial
energy efficiency rebate program,
call Rushing at 1-800-846-9852.
Florida Power Corporation is
the principal subsidiary of St. Pe-
tersburg-based Florida Progress
Corporation and serves 1.2 mil-
lion customers in central and
northern Florida: '
IT IS YOUR LAST
CHANCE TO COME IN
AND REGISTER FOR OUR
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DRAWING FOR OUR
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WILL BE OCTOBER 20TH
First Prize: $400o.o Barcalounger
Second Prize: $300.00 Howard
Miller Mantle Clock,
Third Prize: o$io 16" cram's
Imperial World Globe
* Simmons Soft Side Waterbed with frame (
* Lady Englander Fitness Ultra Bed (Queen)
* Florida Furniture 5 piece Bedroom Suite
* Lexington Sofa, Loveseat, & Chair
* Stanley Sleeper Sofa (Queen)
* Frankline Queen Ann Sofa
* BenchCraft Sofa & Loveseat
Sale ends October
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. THP STAR. PORT ST. JOE. IFL THURSDAY. OCT. 12.1995
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL -*THURSDAY. OCT. 12, 1995
TIMOTHY J. McFARLAN
,. Wednesday of this week Highland View Elementary students
started their first day back in school as neighbors to Port St. Joe
Elementary students. A warm welcome has been extended to the
''. evacuees from their new hosts;
~ ,For Sale
This St. Joe Beach property owner is apparently re-thinking
their future land use intentions.
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I Flu Shots
Extends Thanks Guidance Board Meets
Dr. Ivers and Gulf Pines Med-
ical Clinic provided free tetanus
shots at Mexico Beach for those
residents who needed them-at
no charge. .
On behalf of the entire com-
munity, I would like to extend my
thanks to him.
The Board of Directors of the.
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
will hold its regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday, October 17
at noon, eastern time.
The meeting will be held at
the Gulf County Guidance Clinic,
I Sadie Gardner Inc. In Port St. Joe.
Pneumonia Vaccines County Foma
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I Emrec Eomi
Larry Wells and Tamara
Lane told the board that the
county should be able to apply
for Emergency Economic Busi-
ness.Loans through the Depart-
ment of Commerce to help busi-
ness owners affected by the storm
get back on their feet.
Lane said loan applications
Take one to two weeks to turn
around and are issued at 0% In-
terest in amounts up to $25,000
for 90-120 days. The loans are In-
tended to offer a quick fix while
business owners wait for conven-
tional funding to be approved.
The board decided to write a
letter to the governor requesting
In Other Business:
*Set a special meeting for
Thursday at 5:00 p.m. to discuss
road paving and county attorney
4" marshall N~lson "ford the
board that city and county agen-
cies would have a special meeting
at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning
with F.E.M.A. to workshop assis-
eAwarded Tyree's Restaurant
Bid 49495-54 to furnish clay for
road paving at 50c per cubic
*Awarded Bid #9495-56 to
Thompson Tractor for $78,789 to
furnish the county a loader. The
board also decided to trade in a
caterpillar loader and John Deere
tractor for a credit of $31,000 off
Full, each piece....$229.99 Full, each piece....$279.99
Queen 2-pc. set....$499.99 Queen 2-pc: set ....$599.99,
King 3-pc. set........$699.99 King 3-pc. set........$849.99
*Issued Bid #9495-58 Cto
Southeastern Mechanical Con-
tracting in the amount of $22.476
for the Land's Landing boat ramp
*Approved the final plat for
Paradise Bay/Paradise Gulf sub-
division as requested by the Gulf
County Building Department re-
eAccepted JTPA's offer to help
with clean-up and beach restora-
tion projects In the county.
eAppointed Warren Yeager
and Michael Hammond to repre-
sent Gulf County on the Small
eApproved setting up a new
prison work crew in county dis-
tricts one and five.
*Asked Don Butler, Chief Ad-
ministrator, to get prices to up-
date electrical generator equip-
ment at Emergency Operations
Centers at the old and new Gulf
County Courthouses as requested
by new board chairman Billy
T r a y l o r --- R.-
*Issued a big "Thank You" 'to
all who helped during Hurricane
Opal, including all public offi-
cials, prison crews, and citizens
who offered help beyond the call
of duty. .
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Homecoming This Week For Sharks
Hurricane Opal played havoc
with all activities scheduled for
.last weekend. Port St. Joe High
,. School's homecoming activities
screeched to a halt, and plans
were made to reschedule it. The
homecoming parade and game
will be this Friday, with the
parade beginning at 2:00 p.m.
and the game at 8:00 p.m.
Due to scheduling conflicts,
.the North Florida Christian game
will not be played this year, and
the next home game against
Havana on Friday, the 13th, was
selected for the festivities.
The homecoming parade will
honor the classes of 1936, 1946,
1956, 1966, 1976 and 1986, and
will feature homecoming queens,
Mr. and Mrs. St Joe Highs, junior
misses, class and student body
presidents from years gone by.
Representing the Class of
1936 will be Leonard Belin and
Iva Mae Nedley Herring, Football
Queen Eloise Scheffer Mondau,
and various members of 1946 will
represent their class.
The Class of 1956 will be rep-
resented by Homecoming Queen
Gall Bateman Hinote, Miss St. Joe
High. Sonjia Blount Taylor,
Student Body President Walter
Wilder, Key Club President Gene
Raffield and Football Captain
Cheryl Hatcher Daniels,
Junior Miss, Mr. and Mrs. St. Joe
High, John Owens and Joni
Post Disaster Counseling Available
The Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Inc. has announced that it
is providing post-disaster coun-
seling services to residents who
were victims of Hurricane Opal.
Counselors are attempting to con-
tact residents that were affected
by the storm. The counselors will
make house calls to as many vic-
tims as possible. Counseling,
educational services, and case
management and referral assis-
tance are provided by the coun-
The range of normal reactions
to disasters varies dramatically in
intensity and type. It is typical for
people to experience different
phases in their reaction to a dis-
aster as time passes. The disaster
takes its toll on people's emotion-
al reserve, as well as physical and
economic resources. These prob-
lems and feelings can last for
Cecil H. Lyons, Sr.
Cecil Harold Lyons, Sr., 77, of
Port St. Joe, died Saturday
evening, October 7, at Jackson
Hospital in Marianna. Born in
Nashville, Arkansas, he moved to
Port St. Joe in 1947 from
Pascagoula, Mississippi. Mr.
Lyons retired from St. Joe Paper
Company as a wood yard foreman,
after thirty five years of service.
He was a niember of the First
United Methodist Church of Port
St. Joe and Woodmen of the
World. Mr. Lyons was a veteran of
., World War II, having served in the
southwest Pacific in the U. S.
Navy. Mr. Lyons was the son of
the late Roland Lee Lyons and
Eulla Dyer Lyons.
He is survived by his wife,
Mary Alice Lyons of Port St Joe;
one son, Cecil Harold Lyons Jr.
and wife, Beth of Port St. Joe; two
daughters, Catherine Collier and
husband, Phil of Port St. Joe, and
Marnie Valent and husband,
Gerry of Ft. Pierce; two sisters,
Maxine Kennedy and Imogene
Wright, both of Nashville,
Arkansas; five grandchildren and
Graveside funeral services for
i Mr,.Lg were held on Tuesday,
SOctioer 1 0, atI:00"m., E.S.T.. '
in ihe Holly HI Cemetery in Port
St., Joe, with Rev. David
Fernandez and Rev. Zedoc Baxter
officiating. The following gentle-
men served as honorary pallbear-
ers: Bill Versiga, Larry Casey,
Robert Casey, Hal Hinote, Jeff
Hinote, Dale McVeay and Rodney
Home was In charge of all
Ruth B. Linton
Ruth B. Linton, 86, of Wewa-
hitchka, passed away Thursday
evening after an extended illness.
She was a native of Chipley and
had lived in Wewahitchka for
most of her life.
Survivors include her son,
Donald Linton of Lake Placid;
four grandchildren; several great-
grandchildren; her brother, Cage
Bass of Panama City; and a num-
ber of nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services
were held Sunday in Clarksville
Cemetery, conducted by Rev.
Harold Williams. Interment fol-
lowed. At Mrs. Linton's request,
there was no visitation at the fu-
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
.al, Home. Wewahitchka. Branch
Donna E. Fuselier
Donna E. Fuselier, 82, of Port
St. Joe, passed away Wednesday,
October 4 at her home following
an extended illness. She was a
native of Coolidge, Georgia, and
had been a resident here since
1937. She was self-employed as a
real estate developer, and was ac-
tive in politics at all levels.
Survivors include nine nieces
and nephews, fourteen great-
nieces and nephews, and three
great-great-nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held
Saturday at the Highland View
Assembly of God Church con-
ducted by Rev. Jean Shoots. In-
terment followed in the family
plot in Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.
many months, and having some-
one to talk to about them can be
In helping to deal with the
stresses and emotional trauma
that are inevitably experienced in
such a disaster, the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic's efforts are
directed toward individual, couple
and family counseling and dis-
tributing informational materials.
Anyone who would like to
know more about the type of ser-
vices that are available to storm
victims in our area may call the
Gulf County, Guidance Clinic at
(904) 227-1145. Counselors con-
nected with this project are
Melinda Brookins and John Ray.
Since contacting storm vic-
tims is a difficult task, it is hoped
that the community will share
this information with any friends,
neighbors, or others who were
affected by the storm.
Supporfft our ifgh
Shores Broersma, and Favorite
Girl Janis Schweikert Tankersley
will represent the Class of 1976.
The Class of 1986 will be
presented by Teresa Cozart
Ramsey, Homecoming Queen,
and Sissy Burke Godwin, Student
Body President. Cheerleaders of
the classes of 1946, 1956 and
1976 will also participate.
Eleven senior girls are vying
for the title of 1996 Homecoming
Queen. They are: LaTonya Bailey,
Quatonia Croom, Leslie Faison,
Bridgette Godfrey, Kelli Graham,
Kristi Lawrence, Deann Red-
mond, Jamie Roberts, Jennie
Smallwood, Chaka Speights,
Charrish White and Alyson
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BEACH ACCESS PERMITS
Permits to perform necessary duties seaward of the
Coastal Construction Control Line along the Beaches
can be obtained from the Gulf County Planning /
Building Department. These permits will allow for
removal or replacement of sand, removal of debris,
repair of walkway structures and temporary repairs to
Questions concerning allowable functions under
Emergency Permits should be addressed to the
Planning/Building Department at (904) 229-8944.
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To All Gulf County Residents
Please place, for pick-up, storm debris from
Hurricane Opal along your roadway right-of-way.
Elderly and disabled residents can obtain
help in removing debris by calling the Gulf
THE STAR, POTS.JO.F TUSAUU.1,IUO YUV
PAG 7 A
Gators Win Big In District Game
Wewahitchka High School
was supposed to be enjoying a
homecoming game, instead they
were playing Friday night in
Quincy against Robert F. Munroe
due to Hurricane Opal.
The Gators pounded out 541
total yards enroute to an easy 53-
21 district win. Coach Wayne
Flowers aid it was a game in
which "everybody played" and
contributed for them.
The Gator defense held
Monroe to about 20 yards of
offense until Just before the half
giving up a 73 yard touchdown
pass. David Hysmith scored the
Gators' first two touchdowns in_
the first quarter on a one-yard,
run and a three yard run, and fin-
ished with 12 carries for 81 yards
and three touchdowns.
Wewahitchka led 14-0 after
the first quarter and repeated'
their effort of 14 points in the sec-
ond quarter on touchdown runs
by Danny Voyles and Sean Bailey.
Voyles had.a 41 yard scoring run,
while Bailey added a nine yard
touchdown Just before Monroe
scored on a 73 yard pass. late in
the first half.
The Gators led 28-6 at the
half and didn't let up in the sec-
ond half. Hysmith scored his third
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find out that not only did they
lose their home and personal
property, but that they may have
to pay taxes on money they re-
A tax deduction will occur
when the loss is not fully reim-
bursed by the insurance, for ex-
Tax basis in property ...$ 25,000
Fair Market Value,
before loss $ 75,000
Fair Market Value,
after loss.. $ 10,000
before insurance$........$ 25,000
Loss $ 5,000
Less $ 100
Less 10% of adjusted
gross income ...............$ 3,500
Tax deduction ..........$..$ 1,400
This assumes the person has
adjusted gross income of $35,000
and is able to itemize their deduc-
A tax gain results if the fol-
lowing example occurs:
Tax basis in property ...$ 25,000
Fair Market Value,
before loss. $ 75,000
Fair Market Value,
after loss $ 10,000
before insurance..........$ 25,000
reimbursement ............ $ 60,000
Rifle Club Match
Due to Hurricane Opal,, the
Gulf Rifle Club cancelled their
monthly PPC-Bullseye Match that
was scheduled for October 7th.
The match has been rescheduled
for this, Saturday. October 14th.
Registration will start at 8:30
a.m. and the PPC phase of the
match will begin at 9:00 a.m. The
bullseye match will follow the
PPC match. Trophies will be
awarded to the first and second
place shooters in each match. A
'Top Gun" trophy will be present-
ed to the shooter with the highest
combined score from both match-
Taxable Gain ...............$ 35,000
The gain can be postponed if
The Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission has made
forecasts for several areas within
the Northwest Region for the
1995-96 hunting season.
ED BALL WILDLIFE MANAGES
MENT AREA-The Ed Ball
W.M.A. stretches over 67,000
acres in Franklin and Gulf coun-
ties. There was a time in the not-
too-distant-past when the deer
population was extremely low,
and the annual harvest accord-
ingly. But not any longer. This is a
favorite choice of many hunters
now and some excellent bucks are
coming off the area each year. It
has both still hunt and dog hunt
opportunities. The road system Is
adequate but.travel can be diff-l
cult during, prolonged rainy
weather. To improve your chances
as a still hunter, plan on putting
Up a tree stand near Lake Winilco
or Depot Creek. The use of all-ter-
'rain vehicles (ATVs) Is prohibited.
TATE'S HELL WILDLIFE
Hell is the other new WMA added
during the 1995-96 hunting sea-
son in the panhandle. Tate's Hell
measures 24,700 acres in
Franklin County and was pur-
chased through the CARL land-
buying program. The Florida
Division of Forestry is the lead
agency for managing the tract but
the GFC manages recreational
hunting opportunities. The area
has been open to the public in the
past and wildlife biologists report
the area presently has a low deer
density. Biologists say the area
has a good road system but some
of the roads will be closed to the
public. Four-wheel drive vehicles
are recommended. Tate's Hell has
the typical industrial timberland
appearance, with slash pine
stands, clear-cuts, and ti-ti creek
drainages. Much of the vegetation
is thick and used primarily by
those hunters using deer-dogs.
lews On Dental !Health
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
Sores In The
Most people get canker
sores in their mouth from
time to time. These sores
can occur anywhere inside
the mouth except the palate
and gum tissue surrounding
the necks of the teeth. Some
people get them singly; oth-
-ers get them in bunches.
These sores known to
dentists as aphthous ulcers
are caused by a bacteri-
um that is present in every-
one's mouth. Why some peo-
ple get them while others do
not remains something of a
If the sores are very
painful, your dentist can
treat them with caustic
agents. This will relieve the
pain, but they will tend to,
heal more slowly. Some-
times eating yogurt with ac-
tive cultures will speed heal-,
Keep in mind, however,
that not all sores in the
mouth are canker sores. If a
sore persists longer than a
week, it is recommended
that you visit your dentist,
just to be on the safe side.
Prepared as a public ser-
vice to promote better dental
health. From the office of
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D., 319
Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
touchdown of the game early in
the third quarter on a four yard
run. Voyles made the most of his
six carries, scoring two touch-
downs and gaining 72 yards. He
added a two yard touchdown run
in the third quarter to put the
Gators up 41-6. Monroe scored at
#3 Ranked P.S.J. Cross
Country Team Hosts Meet
Last Saturday, October 7, the
Port St. Joe High School boys
cross county team hosted the 6th
Annual Shark Invitational Cross
Country Meet at St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club. A total of 49 run-
ners from five schools took part
in the race.
In the team competition, Lin-
coln High of Tallahassee placed
first with 30 points and Wewa-
hitchka placed second with 56
points. Port St. Joe placed third
with 69 points, followed by Mari-
anna and North Florida Chris-
In the individual competition,
Jason Redo of Lincoln finished
first with a time of 15:57. His
time established a new course
record. Luke Taunton of Wewa-
hitchka came, in second (16:06),
followed by Jarred Herron of Lin-
you replace the property with a
cost as much as you receive with-
in a time period set by law.
Remember that is determin-
ing the amount of your loss, fig-
ure all items lost. An example
would be if your entire home and
contents is completely destroyed,
make a list of every item in the
house, like a can of soup, person-
al items. Use the whole family to
make the list
If your loss occurred in an
area that has been declared a fed-
eral disaster, you have the choice
of taking the deduction in the
current year or the year immedi-
ately before the disaster.
These rules are different for
business property, like a rental
house. There are many things a
person needs to know on how to
determine exactly what their loss
Check with your accountant
or tax consultant for more infor-
mation or assistance.
colan (16:12). Germain and, Gabe
Clark of Port St. Joe finished in
fourth and fifth places, respec-
tively, with times of 16:29 and
Other members of the
Sharks' team who competed in
the meet were: Matt Dixon, 17th
(17:56); Jonathan Stripling, 20th
(18:15); Chuck Debates, 23rd
(18:31); Chad Thompson, 24th
(18:34); Eric Sellers, 27th (18:46);
Clay Smallwood, 40th (22:03);
and David VanWert, 47th (24:54).
Also, Adam White recorded a time
of 18:17 for the two-mile course.
"We really had a good meet-
six of our top seven runners re-
corded new personal best times,
our team time of 87:42 estab-
lished a new school record, and
our top seven runners all ran un-
der 18:50," commented Coach
Scott Gowan, following the event.
Saturday, October 14 the
"Purple Pack Attack" will compete
in the Panhandle Championships
in Marianna. Schools that are
scheduled to compete in the meet
include Northview, Pensacola
Catholic, Wewahitchka, Marian-
na, Aucilla Christian, Jay, Earley
County, Bainbridge, Wakulla,
North Florida and Maclay.
the end of the third quarter on a
three yard run and threw a pass.
for a two point conversion to put
the score at 41-14.
The Gators scored two touch-'
downs. in the fourth quarter on
runs by Randall Holden and
Justin Jackson. Holden scored on
an eight yard run to give
Wewahitchka a 47-6 lead. Monroe
stopped another Wewahitchka
drive when they recovered a fum-
ble and returned it for 93 yards.
Wewa's Justin Jackson, who
rushed for 112 yards on five car-
ries, finished the scoring off with
a 69 yard touchdown run to give
the Gators a 53-21 victory.
Defensive: Ike Mincy led the
defense with seven tackles and
one interception. Adam Ake also
had seven tackles. Amp Hill and
Donnie Daniels each had a quar-
Offensive passing: Kearce
completed nine of 13 attempts for
173 yards. Rushing: Hysmith 12-
81 and three TD's; Justin
Jackson 5-112, one TD; Danny
Voyles' 6-72 and two TD's; and
Sean Bailey 4-40, one TD.
1st Qtr. Wewa-Hysmith I yd. run,
Hyamlth kick; Hysmlth 3 yd. run, Hysmith
2nd Qtr. Wcwa-Voyls, 41 yd. run,
'Hysmlth kick; Bailey, 9 yd. run, Hysmith
kick. Monroe-73 yard pass, kick failed.
3rd Qtr. Wewa-Hysmlth, 4 yd. run,
kick failed, Voyles, 2 yd. run, Hysmlth kick.
Monroe-3 yd. run, 2 point conversion
4th Qtr. Wewa-Holden 8 yd. run,
kick failed. Monroe-93 yd. fumble recov-
ery, kick good. Wewa-Jackson 69 yd. run.
kick failed. .
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TO THE HURRICANE VICTIMS:
CITIZENS FEDERAL IS READY TO HELP The entire staff of
Citizens Federal Savings Bank is ready to assist you with any of
your financial needs associated with the recent disaster. We can
give you prompt and immediate service with any of your financial
needs at our locally owned and operated offices in Port St. Joe,
Apalachicola and the drive-thru at Mexico Beach. 'Please call or
come by any of these offices and our staff will be happy to
Effective immediately, we will waive the service charges
that are typically charged by Citizens Federal for ATM use at
other ATM terminals.
TO OUR BORROWERS We understand that some of you may have
special needs and we.are willing to work with you.. We will do
everything possible to assist our valued customers. All you need
to do is give us a call.
To those residents in our community needing funds for
immediate repairs and other emergencies, we will gladly design a
loan program to meet.your needs. All applications for emergency
funds will receive immediate attention by our loc4a staff so that
you can proceed with repairing your property.
The directors, officers and employees of Citizens Federal
are here to assist you.
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 12. 1995
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Within Two Blocks of the Bay Shore
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY OCT 12 1995
SBay Scallop Study Being Conducted By DEP
Kiwanis Club Learns of Life Cycle and Habitat of Popular Shellfish
Cathy Bray, a marine biolo-
gist working for the Department
of Environmental Protection,
making a study of the scallop
population in St. Joseph Bay,
spoke to the Kiwanis Club Tues-
day. Miss Bray showed charts
and the method of study the team
ofthree scientists involved In the
project are using in their study.
She is working in four estuar-
ies, mainly, in the northern por-
tion of Florida which still have a
harvest-able population of bay
scallops. Pensacola Bay, St. An-
drew Bay, St. Joseph Bay and
Board to Meet In
The HRS District 21 Health
and Human Services Board will
hold its next meeting in Franklin,
County. The meeting will be held
Steinhatchee are Involved in the
study with her primary responsi-
bility being the local bay.
As a bit of general informa-
tion about the scallop, the speak-
er said they are bi-sexual, secret-
ing both the male and female
sperm,and as such re-generate by
themselves. "The bay scallops live
and die in the same body of wa-
ter," she said. "They live for a life
cycle of 12-18 months before they
Some of St Joseph Bay scal-
lops have been physically trans-
planted to Pensacola in an effort
"Tuesday, October 17, from 1:00
p.m. to 4:00 p.m, (EST), at a loca-
tion to be announced.
Among the items .scheduled to
be heard by the citizens board is a
presentation involving adoptions.
HAS District 2, which includes 14
Panhandle counties, has a good
record of finding adoptive fami-
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to revive the colony there.
'We,,still haven't determined
what a scallop's natural enemies
are, other than man being the
foremost predator of the species,"
she said. "They seem to be larger
in size from August on through
the end of the year. In July they
are not big enough to harvest but
the law, allows the taking of the
shellfish, in Gulf County, begin-
ning July 1 each year."
The purpose of the study is to
encourage the growth in size and
numbers, which is plentiful at the
present time in St. Joseph Bay,
lies., However, the continuing
influx of -children into the foster
care system means more families
are always needed.
' Persons with special needs or
heeding assistance to attend the
Health and Human Services
Board meeting should contact
Ima Brown at (904) 488-0569 or
by telecommunications device -for
the deaf (TDD) at 1-800-226-
6223. Committee meetings are
generally held prior to Board
but they are disappearing in bays
further north in Florida each
year. "They may begin disappear-
ing here if the present trend con-
tinues," she said.
Guests of the club were: Lisa
Jones of Port St. Joe; Key Club-
bers Dusty Daniels, Alyson Wil-
liams, Jeff Player and Ryan Yeag-
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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 12, 1995
HV Church of God
Hosts Jubilee (50th)
The Highland View Church of
God, located at 450 Pompano
Street, will observe its 50th year
as a church this Sunday, October
15th. The church was organized
on October 17, 1945, with 13
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If you've tried everything, and.
have found no answer, we
simply ask: "ISN'T IT TIME
The celebration will begin at
10 a.m. with Sunday School, fol-
lowed by Morning Worship at*
10:30 a.m., highlighted by the
preaching of the Word by Rever-
end Robert P. Johnson, pastor of
the. Marianna Church of God.
: Brother. Johnson's father pas-
tored the Highland View church?
in 1951 when he (son, Robert)
was in the eighth grade.
.Immediately after morning
worship, dinner will be served in
the church fellowship hall. After
dinner, those attending will reas-
semble in the sanctuary for a
note burning ceremony celebrat-
ing the paying off of the indebted-
ness of the church's fellowship
hall-six years early. Reverend
Herman Knapp of Eastpoint, Dis-
trict Overseer, will be on hand for
The note-burning ceremony
will be followed by a gospel sing
with the Canaanland Boys Quar-
tet of Jacksonville. They will be
singing in the morning worship
Dr. Clifton W. Elmore, pastor
and the entire congregation ex-
tend a cordial invitation to all to
come and celebrate with -them
this momentous and glorious oc-
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8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
United Methodist Church
Corner of 4th St. & Parker Ave.
I Lynwood R, Wynne, Pastor
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Morning W orship ........................................... 11 a.m.
Evening W orship ............................................................................ 6 p.m .
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Long Avenue, Baptist Church
As a 7-fonth. resident bf Port
SSt. Joe I thought enjoying the
summer months in the sand And
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The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
water was experiencing life on the
beach. ,But, since a hurricane of
Opal's magnitude has passed
near us I have been told that only
now have I truly experienced life
'on the beach.
Since I was 150 miles north
when Opal hit, my experience
started when I. returned on,
Thursday to find most people
were fine, but some families had
lost possessions and/or homes. It
was this aftermath of the storm
which taught me the most about
"life on the beach", and which
God used to put all of life into
perspective for me and many oth-
I observed men, women and.
even children anxious to help-
those whose homes were dam-
aged. Everywhere I looked people
were 'moving- furniture, tearihg'
out carpet and saving family heir-
looms. Much of the work was
hard and dirty, but I never heard
'a single sigh. In fact,. what I
heard most often was 'laughter
and the question, "What can I do
to help?" My friends were right, I
didn't really know about "life on
'the beach" until Opal's damage
demonstrated the spirit of family
In our community.
In addition, God used the cri-
sis to help many of us put our
lives into perspective. I overheard
- one father whose :home was flood-
ed telling his children, "It's o.k.
,'All of this can:-be replaced, but we
couldn't replace each other."
S While Opal's eye was not fo-"
cused on our community,. her
winds can'help us focus on what
is most important in our own life
and in; the lives' of our families.
The storm helps us to recognize
that people and relationships are
more important than all of the
"things" we can possess. Now is a
good time to evaluate our own
.priorities and to recognize if the
bulk of our resources are spent
accumulating "things" which an-
'other Opal could destroy, or on
developing an eternal relationship
with our Creator and the people
The ultimate standard for
-what is important in life is the
Bible. Use this time to seek per-
sonal guidance for the priorities
in your life through individual
and corporate Bible study and
worship. Those who do this will
be prepared for the next Opal and
will, "store up for yourselves
treasures in heaven, where moth
and rust do not destroy, and
where thieves do not break in and
steal. For where your treasure is.,
there your heart will be also."
S Long Avenue Baptist Church-
will be sponsoring revival services;
beginning this Sunday, October
.,15 with the 11:00 a.m. worship
service. That evening everyone is
invited to a family spaghetti sup-
per at 5:30 p.m., followed by eve-
ning worship service.
Tommy Green, pastor of First
Baptist Church of Buford, Geor-
gia,, and Danny Langley, minister
of music of Temple Baptist
Church of Pascagoula, Mississip-
pi will be the evangelism team
leading the four day revival. They
have worked together in evangel-
ism throughout the Southeastern
'The emphasis of the revival
is going to be on renewing peo-
ple's hope, and helping people to
discover hope," said pastor Curtis
Youth will meet with the team
Monday evening at 6:00 for sup-
per, and children Tuesday eve-
ning at the same time. Evening
services will be at 7:00 p.m. Mon-
day, Tuesday and Wednesday.
C3, i e 71
Dramatic Walk-Through Presentation
For Reservations Call 227-1552
Saturday October 28 5.00 11:00 p m.
Sunday. October 29 5.00 10-00 pm.
Monday, October 30 6.30 10:00 p m.
Tuesday, October 31 6 30 10.00 p m.
Wednesday Not-ember 1 6.30- 10:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
102 3rd STREET
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
THE EXCITING PLA CE TO WORSHIP"
f irst Baptist Church
S102THIRD STREET* PORT ST. JOE
Sunday School..................... 9:45 ai
10 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday
CHURCH UOF CHRIST
Minister: Tom Skipper 229-8310
11 a.m. Sunday
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 |
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
SWe Want You To Be
SPart of the Friendly Place
BIBLE STUDY 9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP ............7:00 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP................11:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING ...................5:45 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue
CURTIS CLARK MARK JONES
Pastor Minister of Music
-First United Methodist ChurchT
S111 North 22nd St.
S Mexico Bedch, FL 32410
Morning Church.................. 9:00 a.m. CT
Church School................. 10:00 a.m.CT
S Nursery Provided
Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT
Catch the SM t Port St..oe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ......... 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship .............. 6:00 p.m,
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday............. 7:30 p.m.
k: '. '
The Port St. Joe High School FCA
will hold a special Commitment
Service as part of their Covenant
Weekend on Sunday, October 22,
at Port St. Joe High School
from 9:00am until 10:00am.
The members of Grace wish to support our community's youth
by attending this important service. So they may do so, there
will be no morning Bible study or worship services at Grace
Baptist Church on Sunday morning, October 22.
Sunday night services will be held as usual at 6:00pm.
"How to Build a Healthy, Happy Marriage" I
Oct. 15 "Equal Opportunity Or What?"
Oct. 29 "Learning to Love Your Mate"
Nov. 5 "Learning to Resolve Conflict"
Nov. 12 "Married With Children What Now?"
Nov. 19 "Preserving the Marriage"
Nov. 26 "Single Again Life after Divorce or Peath"
Bro. Marty Martin Pastor
First Union Bank Building Upstairs
Sunday Worship 10:00am and 6:00pm
Sunday Bible Study 9:00am
Worship 11:00 am
Disciple Training ................... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship................... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
Minister of Music & Youth
The Assemblies of God.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
309 6th St. Ph. 229-9200
THE STAR. PORT ST, JOB. F THURSDAY. OCT. 12, 1995 PAGE 5B
Strawberries Are a Favorite Annual for Florida Gardeners
And Are Well-Suited To The State's Growing Conditions
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ed by Extension Vegetable Spe-
cialist Jim Stephens, with IFAS of
the University of Florida.
In North and Central Florida,
strawberry plants can be set from
now through mid-November, and
in South Florida, until early De-
cember. When winter comes, the
cool nights and short days will
cause the plants to begin flower-
ing. Flowers formed after the last-
killing frost of early spring will de-
velop into fruit.
Berry production and harvest
continue throughout the spring.
As the weather gets warmer and
the days grow longer, the plants
will stop producing berries and
form runners. These runners will
take root and become new plants.
First Methodist Will
Observe Laity Sunday
Kyle Peddie and George Rob-
erts will present a concert'Octo-
ber 15 in the 11:00 a.m. morning
worship service at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church. Their min-
istry includes Christian music en-
joyed by people of all ages.
Everyone will enjoy a wonderful
worship experience of music, hu-
mor, and the proclamation of Je-
sus Christ as Lord.,
Kyle Peddle is a graduate of
Florida State University, a Guid-
ance Counselor in Crawfordville
and Minister of Youth at Corinth
Baptist Church in Hosford.
George Roberts is a native of
Port St. Joe. George works for C.
W. Roberts Contracting, Inc. in
Hosford, a family business found-
ed by his late father, C. W. Rob-
erts. His testimony to the family
and the problems families face
will indeed touch the hearts and.
lives of the people who hear him.
The public.is invited to enjoy
"Kyle and George Ministries"
Sunday morning at the church on
the' corner of Highway 98 and
Monument Avenue ,in Port St.
New Life Christian' Center
would to invite everyorfe out to
celebrate the 2nd Church Anni-
versary of their pastors, Johnny
.and Shirley Jenkins.
Services will be held nightly
October 19th through 22nd. Fea-
tured speakers will .be Pastor
Rose Garland, Drs. Daniel and
Shirley White, Pastor Roger Cos-
son, Pastors James and Marge
Kelley, and Minister Drayton
FSU Torch Run
The FSU Panama City Cam-
pus will be holding its 6th Annual
Torch Run & Bonfire Homecom-
ing Celebration on October 20
and 21. Athletes or individuals
interested in participating in the
run are encouraged to call (904)
872-4750, extention 47 or 39 be-
tween 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.,
C.D.T:, Monday through Friday.
LOSE UP TO
10 LBS IN
Using Trl-SllmT"The Naturally
Formulated Dietary Food
Supplement and Behavior
Modification Weight Loss Program
Available Without Prescription At:
Campbell's Drug Store
528 5th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
the crowds and do not leave tops
or roots exposed. Spread the
roots in a fan shape, and pack
soil firmly around them. With
proper maintenance, and a bit of
luck,, next spring you'll be enjoy-
ing fresh strawberries from your
It's no wonder strawberries
are so widely grown by sunshine
state gardeners. In addition to
their taste appeal and attractive
appearance, they're well suited to
Florida conditions. Even though
their multimillion dollar commer-
cial production is limited to just a
few areas, they are grown by hob-
byists throughout our state.
In Florida, strawberries are
grown as annuals. My informa-
tion on these popular was provid-
I Gulf County
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However, most home gardeners
destroy such' plants, and start
over again in the fall.
Although strawberries can be
grown in just about any type of
Florida soil, they don't do as well
in peat or muck. Strawberries
like a well-drained soil, which" Is
moist but not wet. So, sandy soil
with plenty of organic matter Is
best. It's important to plant'
strawberry varieties which hlve
proven themselves under Florida
conditions, varieties such as Do-
ver and Florida Bells. They yield
large fruit, and are resistant to a
common plant disease called ah-
thracnose. Other varieties well
adapted to our state are Chan- -
dier, Florida 90 and Oso Grande.
Strawberries should be plant-',
ed in raised beds, which are two -
feet wide and spaced two feet
apart. The beds should be
mounded, so they're six inches'
,high along the edges and about
eight Inches high in the middle.
For a ten-by-ten foot straw- ,
berry patch, broadcast about
two-and-a-half pounds of 8-8-8
fertilizer and work it into the soil.
Then, form the beds in the man-
ner we've described, and apply ,
another two-and-a-half pounds of
fertilizer in a narrow band about
six inches deep in the middle of
each bed. Also, during the first
season of strawberry production,
include a complete mixture of ml-.
nor elements in the fertilizer ap-
After the beds have been
properly formed, -fertilized, and
very well moistened, cover each
with a sheet of one-and-a-half mil
black polyethylene .,plastic-the
recommended mulch for straw-
berries, in Florida. Place soil on
the edges of the plastic, to hold it
in place. Then, cut slits in the'
plastic where the plants are to be
inserted. The plants should be set
in double rows--one on each side
of the raised bed, about six inch-
es from the edges. Space the
plants 12 inches apart in the
rows. Be sure that no plants are
set directly over the fertilizer
band, because this can lead to
Always start with certified,
disease-free plants. Keep them
moist before planting, and plant
them in moist soil. Set them at
the correct depth. Do not cover
of fuillment expect with desire
Grief, loneliness, rejection, fear, guilt, embarrassment,
depression and misunderstanding. These common
feelings can cause us to lose, or prevent us from having,
hope in our lives. Join us for a series of messages, music
and drama designed to help you discover and renew
the ultimate hope of life-
S Jesus cares for you!
Guest Worship Leaders
Tommy Green, evangelist
Danny Langley, musician
October 15 9:45 a.m. Age-divided Bible study
5:30 p.m. Family Spaghetti Supper
11:00 a.m. Worship
16 600 p.m. Youth Supper
7:00 p.m. Worship,
17 6-00 p.m. Children's Supper
7:00 p.m. Worship
: 18 12:00 p.m. Keenager Luncheon
7:00 p.m. Worship
.t tIM LONO AVENUE PORT ST. JOE 229-8691
Curtis D. Clark, pastor
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Flight of the Pelicans
Water birds of all varieties took advantage of the high
tides washing prospective meals ashore to "pig out" even
This column is provided as a service of the Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc., a professional counsel-
ing and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment ser-
I have a serious problem. I am
a teenager and I have a friend that
I cannot trust She has tried on
several occasions to take my
boyfriend away behind my back.
When he tells me, she tearfully'
denies it and ,says she cares more
about me than he does. She has
also lied to me on several occa-
sions, and said some really hurt-
ful things such as "I take in
strays" and then looks right at
me. That would make sense if she
had lots of friends, but I seem to
be' the only one she has. If any-
thing it is me taking in the "strayl"
People tell me she is trouble, but I
really feel sorry for her and don't
want to dump her. What should I
Down and Out'
Dear Down and Out,
Being :a teenager is pretty
tough sometimes, Isn't it? t
sounds like you are really trying
to do your part to be a friend to
this person. One thing you must.
realize, however, is that friendship
(and every other relationship) is a
two way street. If what you
describe is correct, I see you doing
most of the forgiving and she
doing most of the hurting. If you
are, as you say, her only friend, it
would be hard to end the friend-
ship. But there might be a very
good reason that you are' her only
friend. Perhaps she needs to
learn how to BE a friend. You
could really help her if you sat
down with her and talked with her
about your concerns. Be ready,
however, for a possible angry out-
burst/denial, as that appears to
be the pattern in the past when
you have confronted her. This is
possibly a very fragile person who
doesn't have many (or any) quali-
ty relationships which give her a
sense of self worth. This may be
why she is doing things to
undermine your friendship. Hang
in there with her if you can, but
not at the cost of your own self-
esteem. If you don't see a reason-
able effort on your friend's part,
you may have to re-evaluate your
commitment to the friendship.
Thanks for writing, and I hope
that everything works out.
Laura Rogers, M. S Counselor
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor. 311 Williams,
Avenue. Port St. Joe, FL.32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
BEST FOOT FORWARD
By Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist
While the process of foot
development extends through the
teenage years, the first few years are
A baby's feet consist mainly of
cartilage. There is little semblance of
the 26 bones that will develop in
each foot, along with muscles and
ligaments to control foot action.
Care must be taken so that booties,
socks or footwear are large enough
so that they do not squeeze the
baby's soft feet.
The feet grow rapidly during
the first year. Learning to stand
while holding on -
to a crib rail or i if
begins at nine to
15 months. Let
this milestone wait until baby is
ready to putitfull weight on the feet.
When a child progresses to taking
the first- steps, it's time for an
examination by the podiatrist. Early
diagnosis of minor problems can
mean earlier correction.
Presented in the interest
of better foot care by:.
DR. STEPHEN J. GROSS, PODIATRIST
HIGHWAY 98 EASTPOINT
though the wind was a little brisk for birds or their non-
feathered friends to be about. This flight of pelicans is on its
way to the next feeding spot along the shores of St. Joseph
Bay where they will dine on what, is for them a gourmet
Congress' Review To'
Cut Lunch Funds
Worries UF Researchers
Say Even Two Meals At School
Doesn't Totally Eliminate Anemia
A congressional review that set aside for school lunches, the
could jeopardize funding for free states would be given lump sums
and reduced-price school lunch to be used for several different so-
programs worries nursing re- cial agencies and programs. Be-
searchers at the University of cause funding would be a fixed
Florida. amount, there would be no provi-
Even after eating two meals a sion to help states or counties
day at school, needy school chil- that experience an increase in the
dren in Alachua County had an number of needy students during
incidence of anemia more than the school year a condition
double the national average, ac- common in a "growth" state such
cording to a UF study. as Florida.
A retrospective analysis of "The fear is that the school
467 blood tests from 4- and 5- lunch program will be cut back
year-olds participating in Alachua considerably. Our concern, as
County's Head Start program in nurse-practitioners, is that these
1990 indicated that 21 percent of children will not receive adequate
the children were anemic. In con- nutrition and will either become
trast, the national average is esti- or stay anemic, which will affect
mated between six and eight per- their ability to learn," Francis
cent of children in the same age :said.
group. Anemia signifies low
amounts of iron-containing reLd
blood cells in the body.
"Literature suggests that even
mild anemia in children causes
changes in their learning abili-
ties. They may have normal intel-
ligence, but their congnitive func-
tioning is impaired. That's a very
difficult thing to deal with when '*i
21 percent of your Head Start
children are anemic," said Elaine
Francis, Ph.D., A.R.N.P.
Head Start is a federally
funded pre-kindergarten program
begun in 1965 to offer children
from low-income families an op-
portunity to overcome the disad- '
vantages of poverty. The program '
includes free breakfasts and :"
lunches during the school day. ..
Each child undergoes a.screening
physical, including blood tests,,
prior to the beginning the pro-
After graduating from the
Head Start program, many of the
children continue to receive free
or reduced-cost breakfasts arid
lunches during their school
The debate in Congress in-
cludes transferring funding re-
sponsibility for school lunch pro-
grams from the federal gov-
ernment to the individual state
Instead of money specifically
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S Say You Saw It In The Star
The Wewahitchka City Commission is considering
adopting three land use changes by ordinance at a City
Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. C.D.T. on October
23, 1995. The meeting will be held in the commission
meeting' room at the Wewahitchka City Hall.
Land Parcels under consideration for land use
change are ...'.
1) Parcel 1918.010 North Highway 71
2) Parcel 1713.000 -North Highway 71
3) Parcel 2403.000- South Highway 71
Interested persons are encouraged to provide
written/or verbal comments on the matters under
Questions concerning their land use changes should
be directed to the Gulf County Planning/Building
Director at (904) 229-8944. 2t ct 5and2,995
LIGHTHOUSE UTILITIES COMPANY
I Port. P.O. Box 428
P St. Joe, 'Florida 32456
To Our Customers
Service north of the Stump Hole area will not be
available until 10-17-95 at the earliest, as our
company has lost approximately 2000' of mains
there. Also, when the central water main is
restored, there may still be intermittent water
loss due to smaller leaks that have yet .to be
As a service to our customers, we have made
arrangements for water to be taken from a spigot
outside of our auxiliary well just before Dead
Man's Curve. This is free of charge and wift be
available 24 hours a day. Please feel free tontake
as much water asyou need for your cooking and
Please be patient with the reconstruction project
as we are as anxious to restore your water as you
are to receive it. If you have any questions, or
notice any leaks, please call us at 904-227-7427,
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL "~'RSDAY. OCT. 12. 1995
Potential Poison Possibilities Plentiful, Prompting Proper Precautions
As the seasons change,.so do vitamins as 'candy' and keep or extreme agitation in children. sea, vomiting and diarrhea. Ferti- children? materials,call the admnstrate
potential poisoning hazards. Dur- them out of the reach and sight of Some also contain aspirin, ace- lizei dust or particles are irritat- cline of the Poison Center at (904)
ng the fall months, the Florida children," comments Dr. Schau- tamininophen or alcohol. Alcohol ing to the eyes. Are all indoor pants proper 5494465, or send a. self-
Pn o Information Center of- ben may Ise identified addressed stamped envd and labeled oelon tthe
cause drunkenness.lowo-,.. ... -o.... addressed. stamked envelope to:
Jacksonville at University Medical
Center recognizes an influx of
calls .resulting- from health and
beauty. aids," antifreeze,. carbon
monoxide and other potential fall
poisoning hazards.. "As'. our
weather becomes cooler, children
spepd more time indoors, often
exploring the kitchen cabinets
and. medicine chests. Families
.need to take the time to educate
children. and themselves on po-
tential dangers in and around
their home." recommends Dr. Jay'
L. Schauben, FPIC director.
'We,.know education is the
key to preventing these accidental
poisonings and we encourage
parents to be aware of products
which peak children's curiosities
and represent potential poisoning
hazards. For example, various
cough and cold medications are
more prevalent in the home dur-
'ing the fall and winter months.
Never refer to any medicines or
Most Social Security business
can be handled over the phone.
You are Invited to call the Social
Security office at 1-800-772-
If this Is not possible, you
may come to the office located at
30 West Government Street in
Panama City. The office is open'
Monday through Friday from 8:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. C.D.T., except
on national holidays.
If you cannot come to Pana-.
ma City, you may meet the Social
Security representative at the
Gulf County Courthouse on the
first and third Monday of each
month from 11:00 a.m.' until
12:00 p.m.. E.T.
In October, the representative
vwill meet next in Port SL Joe on
The Star Publishinig Co.
In addition to children's acci-
dents, the poison center reports
many adult exposures resulting
from accidental overdoses from
over-the-counter cold and flu
medications; exposure to fertilizer,
and garden care products; as well
as ethanol products such as gas-
oline, paints, thinners, solvents,
and car products. 'The changing
weather provides a more condu-
cive climate to getting those out-
door projects completed," says
Dr. Schaubenr. "Adult$ must take
proper precautions themselves."
Several common fall poison
ing hazards are listed below. Any-
one who suspects a poisoning ex-
posure should Immediately call
the Poison Center at 1-800-282-
HEALTH AND BEAUTY AIDS:
*Cough and cold medicines
may contain antihistamines, de-
congestants or cough suppress-
ants which may cause drowsiness
North Florida Head Start an-
nounces the sponsorship of the
U. S. Department of Agriculture's
"Child and Adult Care Food Pro-
gram." Meals will be available at
no separate charge to enrolled eli-
gible children at the center and
will be provided without regard to
race, color, national origin, sex.
religion, age or handicap.
Parents/guardians of chil-
dren eligible for a free and/or re-
duced-price meals must complete
an application with documenta-
tion of eligibility information in-
cluding number and names of all
household members, social secur-
ity number of the head of house-
hold/primary wage earner or
adult signing the application or
an indication that a household
member does not have one, total
monthly household income OR
Food Stamp case number or Aid
to Families with Dependent Chil-
dren (AFDC) or Aid to Dependent
Children (ADC) case number, and
the signature of an. adult house-
blood sugar or seizures in chil-
*Antibiotics, which are' pre-
scribed to treat infections, often
come in pleasant-tasting liquids
and must be stored in a refrigera-
tor where, unfortunately, children
have easy access to them. FPIC
recommends that these medica-
tions be kept in a sealed plastic
.,bag or a. plastic container with a
*Multi-flavored, chewable vi-
tamins are often popular with
children. Iron is present in many
children's and adult's vitamins
and can be dangerous if taken in
eGlass thermometers should
be used with caution as well. If a
thermometer breaks in a child's
mouth, remove any visible glass
or mercury and check for cuts.
However, the mercury found in
most thermometers is not a form
that can be absorbed and will,
usually pass through the stool
several days later. Should this oc-
cur, call the poison center to as-
sess the situation.
Check all Halloween treats
thoroughly before allowing chil-
dren to eat them. Throw, away all-
unwrapped candy or fruits and
watch for fading, holes, tears or
signs of rewrapping or tampering.
Some treats, chocolate for exam-
ple, may be poisonous to pets.
PLANTS AND BERRIES:
It is important to know the
names of plants in and around
your home to determine their po-
tential toxicity. In case of acciden-
tal ingestion, keep a list of indoor
and outdoor plants available for
yourself, babysitters and other
relatives who may take care of
your children. If you are unable
to Identify a plant, take a small
:clipping to your local nursery. DO
NOT try and have the plant iden-
tified by describing it over the
Gardeners often recommend
using large amounts of fertilizer
in the fall. When using fertilizer,
keep children and pets out of the
affected area and store containers
out of sight and reach of children.
If eaten, fertilizer can cause nau-
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A colorless and odorless gas,
carbon monoxide may be pro-
duceD by car and truck exhaust
leaks. Improperly working furnac-
es, gas-fueled hot water heaters
or wood stoves, or by burning
charcoal indoors. It also can be
produced by attempting to heat a
home with a gas stove or oven.
This can produce symptoms
which resemble the flu, including
headache, nausea, sleepiness and
vomiting, and may result in se-
vere toxicity leading to permanent
Impairment or death.
Because antifreeze tastes
sweet, children and pets may
drink large amounts that have
been left in open containers or
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'Nt.. h.,i ,Ofsri';cedow'-qar Ciirad r4'uired Cfr aoid through October31 1QQ5 t/w riions nray pi
NF Head Start Takes Sponsorship
of Child and Adult Food Program
For Senior Citizens
Events and Happenings from
St. Joe Elementary School Honor Roll ha Talk
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Gerald Lewter,. principal of
Port ,St. Joe Elementary School
has released the names of stu-
dents who achieved placement on
the honor rolls for the first six
weeks grading period of the
The following is a list of stu-
dents who earned all A's during
the grading period:
Third grade: Sheena Bell,
Kimberly Burkert,. Lacy Carter,
Ann Godwin, Chad Lucas, Jess-
lyn Rose, Jessica Ross and Anna
Fourth grade: Brittany Alford,
Tommy Curry, Ashby Davis, Mi-
cah Dodson, Molly Garrett. Cay-
cee Kennedy, Moses Medina, Ran-
di Sasser and Stephen Tarantino.
Fifth grade: Jaines Daniels.
Susan Elimer, Colleen Falbe,
- Margaret Gibson, Bryan Thomas
and Jonathan Wanchik.,
Sixth grade: Lisa Curry, Rob,
Dykes, Maclain Howse, Heidi
Wells, Laura Wendt and Audra
The following Is a list of stu- -
dents who earned all A's and B's
during the grading period:'
Third grade: Charla Atkins,
Shanna Barnes, Kristie Baucom,
Travis Burge, 'Caroline Capps,
Beth Cordova, Ryan Craig, Jena ,
Hogan. Nikki Jenkins, Lacey Low-
rey, Bart Lowry, Justin Lyons,
Daniel MacDermid, Michelle Ma-
thews, Jarrod McArdle, Kenny
McFarland, Johna Pittman, Jona-
than Roney, Sandra Roney, Kyle
Smith, Savanna Smith, Rachel,
Sweazy, Megan Todd, Zachary.
Williams, Ryan: Wood, Terrance
Woullard and Sacorion Yates.
Fourth grade: Collins Ab,
rams, Becky Belin, Stephen Be-
sore, Jessica Bland, Jessica Ford,
Kale Guillot, Ashley Haddock,
Beth Halsten, Brian Jones, Na-,
Brisha McGowen, Melissa Nixon,
B. J. Pierce, Amber Priest, Nicho-
las Reynolds, B. J. Strickland,
Cody Strickland, Libby Swan,
Joshua Watkins and Preston Wig-
. sten. ,
Fifth grade: Alisha Barber,
Brian Bizek, Terrance Chambers,
Julia Comforter, Addam Duke,
Patrick Fitzgerald, Santana Har-'
ris, Chris Hendricks, Jolie Hogan,
Stephen Hoover, Jessica Howard.
Carla Johnson, Chris Knox. Kris-
topher Lamb, Tessi Layfield, Shel-
ton Lewis, E'Lan Martin, Jennifer
Raffleld, Michael Roney, Mathew
Rose, Jessica Sherrill. Tyler Wel-
morts, Bobby White, Jerome Wil-
liams'and Tristan Williams.
Sixth grade: Mary Amerson,
Linette Balley. Ashley Bryan,
Chris Byrd, Amy Canington, Josh
Carter, Tim Chism, Leslie Earley,
Melanie Jones, Prince Jones,
Thomas Lee, David Mathews,
Amanda Matthews,, Carla Money,
Ken Peak, Brittany Reeves, Anna,
Kate Reynolds. Josh Smith and
From the Principal
by Larry A. Mathes
Hurricane Clutter uate with a regular diploma. This
Hurricane Opal caused prob- affects primarily Juniors (some
lems in Wewa, but nothing to seniors).
compare with what other places Also, school pictures will be
have faced. Facing questionable, re-scheduled at a later date.
power and water supplies, the WHS's first School Improve-
Homecoming game was played in ment Meeting will be 2:30 p.m on
Quincy, where the Gators over- Wednesday, October 18th. Letters
whelmed Munroe High School, will go out to committee members
53-21. Saturday night, the Home- this week.
coming dance was held in the The duPontScholarship mn-
Commons, where Nicki Holley The duPont Scholarship mon-
was crowned "Queen" andAdamlley ey, available to all graduates in
Ake was crowned "QueeKing". and Adam Gulf County to assist them with
a oe i w e post-graduate study (including
Many other activities were se- vocational schools, such as Ha-
verely curtailed, but special ney Vo-Tech and others) Is not re-
thanks goes to the Class of 1955 iving the attention t needs.,
for presenting the school with cevie sthe students don't n apply
painting ;ofthe old high school, as f e money-and that's all they
it appeared in 1955 on Highway hav to dmoney-and thaOf t's all they
71. This picture will be displayed hveydto do-apply! Ofncourse,nd
prominently in the new school. they do he to earn point records and
Opal's other result was to of each -school year.
keep students out of school. Thiss free money-no repay-
'Hopefully, ful operations will re- ment. Call Bill Monks in the guid-
sume Monday, and we'll just have ance office at 639-2228 for infor-
to wait to see if any adjustments mation. Make those A's and B's
have to be made in the schedule pay oM
for the year. pay ofl
Oiie adjustment will be im- Friday night the Gators go to
mediately made-the HSCT (High Liberty County for a big district,
School Competency Test) was game. We need everyone's, sup-
scheduled last week, and now will port-be there! Junior varsity
be given next week, October 11th games and volleyball matches are
through 20th (to complete make- continuing and are too numerous
ups). This is the "must" test.that to list. Volleyball districts will be
has to be passed in order to grad- held at WHS on October 26 & 27.
Well, as everyone knows, we,
were hit hard by Opal's fury last
Wednesday evening. Our -school '-
took a licking-but we will keep
on ticking We will rebuild and re-
store the school and continue to
serve the children In our area. !
On a light-hearted note, our ,o
school secretary, Mrs. Carolyn,,,'
has turned to laundering money
for Mrs. Barfield. Her desk was
caught in the storm surge and '"
about 2 1/2 feet of water filled al- ",
most every inch of the front office, -i
but she held, on to some money
given to her by the boss, so now
. she has to clean it up.
Our E.S.E. teacher, Mr. Wells
has a true "open-door" policy- ,
his front door was knocked off its-
hinges and found inside the i
Mrs. Howell, who took a trip
to the Keys the week before last,
must be thinking that she may
need to bring her diving equip- .
ment to school when she first
viewed her room. Water, water .
We appreciate very much all -
the cooperation that we have re-
ceived from Mr. Lewter and his
staff at Port St. Joe Elementary in
helping us move into some class-
A big thank you to our
P.T.O.-they have been great in,'
getting us food and drinks while -
we work, helping us pack and "
move, and just giving us a smile
Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our "Stu-
dents of the Week" Leslie
Pope, Brittany Barnes, Brandey
Oakley, Kimberly Burkert, Kale
Guillot, Jonathan Wanchik,
Amanda Matthews and Johna-
"Welcome, Highland View,
The faculty, 'staff and stu-
dents as Port St. Joe Elementary
School would like to welcome eve-
ryone from Highland View Ele-
mentary School. We look forward
to spending our school days to-
Teacher in-service days will
be held Thursday, -Oetober -A 2
and Friday, October 13. Students "
will not have school on those
days. Have a great long weekend!
S Progress Reports
Progress reports for the sec-
ond six weeks will be sent home
on Wednesday, October 18. If you
would like to schedule a parent/
teacher conference, please call
Parents Make The Difference
What, do you do when your
children have used up their al-
lowances and ask for more mon-
Most experts agree that it's
best not to pay children for rou-
tine household tasks. Families
run more smoothly when every-
one works together as a team,
Some parents make up a list
of larger jobs their children can
do for cash-from washing win-
dows to scrubbing the tub. This
gives youngsters an opportunity
to get what they want by putting
Congratulations to the boys
.cross 'counti-y team members on
their performance in Saturday's
St. Joseph Bay Invitational Cross
Country Meet. The Sharks placed
third in the meet, with 69 points,
and also set a new school record
with a team time of 87:42. Six of
the seven varsity runners record-
ed new personal bests. In the top
five for the Sharks were Germaine
Clark who placed
fourth and' Gabe
Clark in fifth. Satur-
day the team" will ,'.
compete in the Pan- '..
ships in. Marilanna.
Good r luck "Purple
Any student in-
terested in joining
the production staff
for the "Year In Re-
view" video tape
should pick up an
application in room
#112. If you have al-
ready picked up your application,
please return it to room #112 no
later than Wednesday. October
18th i.. -
Attention seniors: The appli-
* cation forms for Coca Cola schol-
arships are now available in the
guidance office. The deadline is
October 31st, so pick one up
Juniors and seniors are eligi-,
ble to apply for a scholarship,
from Guideposts Magazine. See
the scholarship bulletin board in
forth extra effort.
School Picture Money
If you would like to order
school pictures, please return the
proof envelope, with cash en-
closed, to school.
The deadline for ordering pic-
tures is Monday, October 16.
Port St. Joe
S. Open House
Due to Hurricane Opal, the
Port St. Joe Middle School Open
House has been rescheduled un-
til Monday, October 16 from 6:00
to 7:30 p.m.
All students and parents are
encouraged to attend.
As was previously scheduled,
there will be no school for stu-
dents today and tomorrow, Octo-
ber 12th and 13th due to teacher
School will resume on Mon-
day at its usual time.
Be sure to go out and sup-
port the middle school. football
team as they play their final game
of the season tonight (Thursday)
at 5:00 p.m. They will face off
against the Tigers from Blount-
Hurricane "Opal" c
changed plans at Faith C
School. The Open House w
celled and report cards w(
to students Tuesday of thi
Our parents are urged to
school for appointment
teachers, if needed. Oui
sale has been postponed u
Harvest Festival on Novem
Unless "Roxanne" con
way the teachers at Faitlh
tiAn will be going to St.
Island in Georgia to their
Spiritual Life Retreat. S
will be out of school Friday
ber 13 and Monday, Octob
Each year the junior a
tor high students from
Christian School plan
long trip to "The Wilds
Wilds" is a Christian camp
located near the border c
and South Carolina.
The purpose of the tr
Check Our Selection of We
Invitations, Bridal Book
THE STAR 227-1
,Hopefully, we will be back to
normal soon and not have' to wor-
ry about another storm
Project Grad BBQ
Friday, October 13, from 4:00
until 7:00 p.m., ,members of '96
Project Graduation in Port St.Joe
will be serving barbecue chicken
dinners in Frank Pate Park. They,
will be ably assisted by "grill mas-
ter" Chef Paul Gant.
Each plate will contain 1/2
chicken-cooked over an open
pit, baked beans, cole slaw, bread
and iced tea for only $5.00.
Tickets can be purchased
now from any senior class mem-
ber or their parent to guarantee
your supper will be waiting for
you to enjoy before the football
Gulf County Schools
OCTOBER 16 20
MON-Chill Dog. Cole Slaw,
French Fries, Milk and Cake.
TUES-Fried Chicken, Rice
w/gravy, Mixed Vegetables,
Fruit Cup, Roll and Milk.
WEDS-Pizza Burger w/
cheese, French Fries, Lima
Beans, Milk and Pudding.
THURS-Tuna Salad on let-
ttice, Sliced Tomatoes, Lima
Beans, Saltines, Milk and
FRI-Meat and Cheese Sand-
wich, French Fries, Milk and
Seat Belts Save Lives!!!
Lion 's Tale
P ~ Faith Christian School
certainlyy help our students grow spiritual,
hristian while learning material that is dif-
ras can- ficult to teach in the classroom.
'ent out Students will attend morning and
is week. evening chapels, but will have
call the ample time throughout the day to.
s with enjoy a variety of recreational ac-
garage tivities, such as the-313 foot-wa-
mtll the ter slide, Venture Valley, gymrna-
ber 11. slum, lake trolley canoes,
es our archery, mountain golf, craft
SChris- shop, water falls, big ball volley-
Simons ball, and many others. If it were
annual just a fun activity, we would not
students go. We believe that the trip to
y, Octo- "The Wilds" is a key part of what
ger 16. these young people need to be ex-
d sen- posed to-a group of kids from
nd sen- different Christian: schools enjoy-
Sweek ing good fun and learning activi-
" "The ties. Any student who does not go
that is will need to come to school. These
)f North five days count toward atten-
ip ,s The trip is less than two
ip is to weeks away and the young people
ur seem to be pretty excited. There
r will be about thirty young people
making the trip, along with at
least five adults. We will be leav-
ing Monday, October 23, at 5
e-d ? a.m. from the school and will re-
dding turn at approximately 10 p.m. on
the right time for the fall colors of
the leaves in the mountains.
278 What a wonderful opportunity!
by Alyson Williams .f
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the guidance office for details.
Attention faculty and :stu-
dents: PRIDE applications are
now available in the front office...
Complete the application and re-
turn it to the front office by Octo-
ber 27th. Use Information from
the second semester of last year
to help complete. the application.
Attention all students and-
teachers: Because of preparations
for and administra-
tion of the HSCT for,,
-' math .this week, and
the fact that Thtirs-"
day (today) and Fri-'
day are in-service
days for teachers, we
will not have the pre-
ties such as dress-up
days and wacky
olympics. These ac-
tivities and the dance -
will' be rescheduled,
S for a later date.
We will, however, have the
parade 'on Friday afternoon at
2:00 p.m., followed by the crown-
ing of our Homecoming queen
during halftime of the Port St.
Joe-Havana game at Shark Stadi-
The '96 Project Graduation;"
chicken dinner sale Is still on for .
Friday, October 13th. Dinners
should be picked up between 4
and 7 p.m. at Frank Pate Park.
Tickets are being sold by all sen-
iors and their parents for $5.00
per plate" Get yours today!
$ Bu1dog News
) Port St. Joe Elementary School
Pod, SIS Jte
Friday, October 1 3
Parade 2:00 PM
Sharks vs. HaI vana
GameTimre 8:00 PM
Winner of the 1994 and 1995
Rated the #6 Sports Program in
the State of Florida in 1995
Among 3A High Schools
(#2 in Public Schools)
"~ II I' i I
SGulf County Commission Minutes ]
JULY 19, 1995
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members
present: Chairman Michael L. Hammond
and Commissioners Jesse V. Armstrong,
Nathan Peters, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and
Warren J. Yeager; Jr. Others present were:
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birming-
ham, Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore,
Chief A administrator Don Butler, Building
Inspector, Richard Combs, County Engi-
neer Ralph Rish, Emergency Manage-
ment/911 'Coordinator .Marshall Nelson,
and Maintenance Superintendent Joe
'The meeting came to order at 12:12
p.m., E.D.T. .
Upon motion by Commissioner Pe-
ters, second by Commissioner Yeager, and
unanimous vote, the'Board agreed to write
the Sheriff a $33,000.00 check to. pay off
his patrol cars (to be paid from the St. Joe
Paper'Company settlement in the Fine and
Beacon Hill Park-Utilities
Upon discussion about the' cost of
the poles and lights for'the new Beacon
Hill Park," the Board agreed to put
$1.500.00 in the budget at a later date.
County Bond--Beaches Water System
Attorney Williaiii J. Rish, and Ralph
Cellon, of Raymond James & Associates,
appeared before the Board to discuss refl-
nancing of the Beaches Water System to
save the County money in interest pay-
ments over the life of the loan. After dis-
cussion about repairs needed on the sys-
temrn.' Commissioner Yeager moved to
refinance this loan and include enough ad-
dlilonal money for the necessary repairs.
( Commissioner Peters seconded; the mo-
tion, and it passed unanimously.
County Road Paving Bonds
Attorney William J. Rish and Ralph
Cellon discussed possibility of refinancing
the Couinty's Local Option Gas Tax Road
Paving Bond. They. reported that if the
County can work out something with the
Cities of Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka re-
gardng the funds obligated to them In an
interlocal agreement In 1990. the County
would' be able to have approximately
$3,000,000.00 In new money lor road pav-
..tag at a cost estimate of $300.000.00 per
year. The Board discussed that if the Cit-
ile will'not give up their funds from the
1990 agreement, the County can still refi-
nance, but the amount of new money
would decrease as the annual payment
.amount decreases. Upon motion by Com-
missioner Peters, second by Commissioner
Armstrong, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to refinance, with a annual
payment of either 7$250,000.00 or
$300.000.00. depending on what they can
work out with the cities.
South Guif County E.MS.
Chief Administrator Butler intro-
duced the new Ambulance Director, Shane
McGuffin, and stated they are proceeding
with preparation for the changeover from
Gulf Pines Hospital.
Commissioner Traylor discussed sal-
aiy increases over the...last 10 years -for
County.' employees, and. stated there
should lower salary increase for certain
jobs. He stated that he is opposed to hold-
ing volunteer departments to only a 3%
overall 'increase, and then automatically
giving every employee a 3% increase. The
Board further discussed the high-cost of
employee benefits, possible solutions, and
their support and appreciation of all the
There being no further business, and
upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
S second by Commissioner Yeager, and
unanimous vote, the meeting did then ad-
journ at 12:53 p.m., E.D.T.
JULY 25, 1995
The. ulf County Board' of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members
present: Chairman Michael L. Hammond
and Commissioners Jesse V. Armstrong,
Nathan Peters. Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and
Warren J. Yeager, Jr. Others present were:
Attorney Barbara Sanders. Clerk Benny C.
Lister, Chief Deputy: Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Towan McLe-
more. Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Building Inspector Richard Combs.
County Engineer Ralph Rish, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, Mosquito Control Director Paul
Wood, Solid Waste Coordinator Joe Dan-
ford, South .Gulf County E.M.S. Director
Shane McGuffin; Veterans Service Officer
Bo Williams, and Deputy Sheriff Stacey
The meeting came to order at. 6:03
Mr. Willie Ramsey opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Commissioner Peters
led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Commissioner Traylor moved to ap-
proach the consent agenda, and Commis-
sioner Armstrong seconded the motion.
Upon discussion. Commissioner Peters
moved to amend the motion to exclude the
Baker Act billing, and the amended motion
died for lack of a second. The motion
passed 3-2, with Chairman Hammond and
Commissioner Peters voting no.
'A. Minutes-July 11. 1995-Regular
B. Order for Payment-Judge Moore-
McClaren/Marshall (pay Public Defender)
C. Order for Payment-Judge Moore-
McClaren/Nunnery (pay Publie Defender)
D, Involce-SherilTf's Department Re-
peater (pay form OCC&O-to be reimbursed
from 911 fund)
E. Invoice-Life Management Center-
Baker Act Services (pay from Baker Act
Services) .... '
F. Invoice-Medicald-June, 1995 (pay
Alley Abandonment St. Joe Beach
Albert Milton appeared before the
Board to discuss that his septic tank,
which is located in the alley which the
County has been requested to abandon.
He.reported that the previous owner had a
lease with the County to place the septic
tank in the alle) because the size of his lot
Sand the location of wells on the adjoining
lot and his property. He stated that he at-
temnpted to 'have the lease renewed at the
end of the lease period, but was told he
would not need it. Nadine Lee, an Adjoin-
ing property owner, stated they would give
Mr: Milton a lease for the septic tank if the
;alley is closed. Upon discussion by other
residents and: the Board about how to
solve this problem, Chalirman Hammond
told Mr. Milton that they will no render
this property unusable and requested that
he contact the Health Department for a
possible variance and/or try to work out
an agreement with the Lees before the
next meeting. ,,
Health Department Director
Verna Mathes appeared before the
Board on behalf of Dr. Junejo, of the Flori-
da Department of HRS, to recommend Dr.
Mark Henderson as the new Public Health
Director for Gulf County. She gave a brief
overview of his background and the Board
agreed to send a letter of approval to the
'Jerry Stokoc appeared before the
Board to report there will be a Community
Appreciation pay this Saturday, and invit-
S everyone to come.
South Gulf County E.M.S. Billing
Emergency Management Coordinator
Nelson presented the billing agreement
with North Florida Medical Centers for the
South Gulf County Ambulance Service,
stating that the fee charged is less than
the fee charged the Wewahitchka Ambu-
lance Service because not paying the
South Gulf County employees. After dis-
cussion about a statement regarding the
Funding-Tropical Storm Alberto
Bob Boynton, :Project Manager from
the Department of Elderly Affairs, ap-
peared before the Board to report that TI-
tle IV Assistance is available for elders (60
years or older) who need repair from dam-
age done during Tropical Storm Alberto to
their primary residence (the house does
-not have to belong to them, as long as it, is
their primary residence). He reported that
this will be advertised, and any calls re-
ceived by the Commissioners should be di-
rected to Mr. Stokoe at the Senior Citizens
Chipola Cut-Off Project
Upon inquiry by Merriam Dismuke,
County Engineer Rish reported the hold-
up on the Chlpola Cut-off project is the re-
moval of mobile homes. The Board direct- .
ed the Building Department to give a dead-
line for the remaining trailer to be moved,
and requested the County Engineer pro-
ceed with this project.
Diane Pryc and other residents of
White City appeared before the Board to
discuss a'problem with the animal control
ordinance. They reported that a resident of
White City allows his dogs to run free, and
when they are picked up by the Animal
Control Officer, he pays the pound. fee
then takes them back to White City and
releases them again. She stated there
should be a limit to how many times the
same animal is picked up andximpounded.-
After further discussion about a high fine
after 3 times, the Board requested Attor-
ney Sanders look into amending the ordi-
Diane Frye reported that 'employees
are still parking in' front of the Court-
house, and this does not leave space for
customers and elderly persons. After dis-
cussion, the board agreed to send a letter
to all offices, reminding the Courthouse
employees that they should be parking at
the sides of the building.
1994 Tax Roll Recapitulation
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters.
second, by Commissioner Yeager, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
Tax Collector's 1994 Tax Roll Recapitula-
Howard Creek Fire Department Water
Commissioner Peters moved to table
an invoice from the Health Department. in
the amount of $40.00, for bacteriological
water sampling at the Howard Creek Fire
Department, and Commissioner Yeager
seconded, the motion. After discussion
that since the Senior Citizens stopped us-
.ing the building the water is not used for
public purposes. the motion passed unani-
Medical Examiner Invoice
Commissioner Yeager moved to pay
an invoice from Ketchum. Wood & Bur-
gert, in the amount of s 1.190.00 for Medi-
cal Examiner services April. 1995 (prior to
the Medical Examiner over), and Commis-
sioner Traylor seconded the motion., It
passed 3-2. with Chairman Hammond and
Commissioner Peters voting no.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeag-.
er, second by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved pay-
ment of an invoice from 'Robert Jones &
Associates, in the amount of $1,400.00,
for work done on the net ban issue (pay
Professional Services Litigation).
Agreement Gulf Forestry Camp
Upon motion by Commissioner Pe-
ters, second by Commissioner Yeager, and
unanimous vote, the Board' approved an
Interagency/Public Work Agreement with
Gulf Forestry Camp for the use of inmate
Community Development Block Grants
Chief Administrator Butler discussed
the possibility of the' county getting
$202,000.00 in 1995 C.D.B.G. funds if
they appeal, but' it could hinder their
chance of applying for a $600,000.00
grant in October. He stated that. David
Hines' is recommending the Board turn
down the $202,000.00 and re-apply in Oc-
tober. Commissioner Traylor moved to ta-
ble this matter to find out what.the service
areas are, and Commissioner Yeager sec-
onded the motion. County Engineer Rish
reported he talked to David Hines, and the
County has a slim chance of getting the
$202.000.00. Commissioner Yeager with-
drew his second, and Commissioner Tray-
lor withdrew the motion. Commissioner
Traylor moved to re-apply in October for
the $600,000.00, and Commissioner Yeag-
er .seconded the motion. Chairman Ham-
mond stated he is opposed to this because
it could tie up their chance to get other
grants. After further discussion. Commis-
sioner Yeager withdrew his second, and
Commissioner Traylor withdrew his mo-
tion. The Board agreed for David Hines to
appeal the denial of the County's 1994-95
C.D.B.G. funds if application for 1995-96,
C.D.B.G. funds will not be affected.
Advertise For Bids E.S.U.
Upon motion by Commissioner Pe-
ters. second by Commssioner Traylor. and
. unanimous vote. the Board agreed to ad-
vertise to receive sealed bids for 10 voice
pagers for E.S.U.
Chief Administrator Butler reported
that he attended a meeting in Wewahitch-
ka to discuss the Board's, proposal for
building department. services, but has re-
'i ceived no response. .
White City Industrial Park
Chief Administrator Butler reported
that Tamara Laine has agreed to prepare
the White City Industrial Park grant appil-
cation at no charge. The Board agreed for'
her to proceed, and commended her arid
the Chamber of Commerce for 'the work
they have done. ': ; ;''
Contract D.C.A. Funding
'The Board approved execution' of a
contract with D.C.A. for funding to assist
in the preparation of the Evaluation and
Appraisal Reports, in the amount of
$14,069.00. Chief Administrator Butler re-
ported that no match money Is required.
Invoice Courthouse Maintenance
Chief Administrator Butler discussed
an invoice from Honeywell, in the amount
of $16,028.89, for work they did' at the
Courthouse After discussion, the Board
requested the Attorney write Honeywell re-
garding the Board's dissatisfaction iith
the work done, and requesting a list of the
work they>done. Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the Board ta-
bled the Invoice.
Chief Administrator Butler reported
there will be a Planning Board meeting the
3rd Tuesday in August to discuss limiting
the amount of times per year a person can
apply for an amendment to the Comp
E.M.S., Dispatch ,, *
Emergency Managment Coordinator
Nelson reported the E.M.S. dispatch train-
ing went very well He stated the dispatch
will be implemented now, and agreed to
set up a mock call at the next Board meet-
return of the billing software to the County
and a 60-day rescinding period, Commis-
sioner Traylor moved to approve the agree-
ment. Commissioner Yeager seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
Hazardous Materials Data Base
Emergency Management Coordinator
Nelson reported on a Hazardous Materials
meeting he attended, at which he learned
to use the Data Base and is now imputting
information on all County facilities.
.Road Naming/9 11 System
Upon request by 911 Coordinator
Nelson, Commissioner Yeager moved to de-
lete the following streets in the St. Joesph
Shores area. Commissioner Peters second-
ed the motion, and it passed unanimously.
San' Blas Avenue & St. Joseph Ave-
nue I "
,*Medical Director Insurance
Upon inquiry. Chief Administrator
Budler reported the insurance company
has responded regarding the indemnity of
Dr Curry as Ambulance Medical Director
for South Gulf County E M S., and tht At-
tome)' will address this later in the meet-
Road Paving Bonds
Chairman Hammond discussed the
County's: request for the Cities to give up"
their funds which were obligated through
the 1990 interlocal agreement (payable an-
nually) in order for the County to get more
new mohey for road paving. Dallas Jones,
Wewahitchka City Commissioner, stated
that the City is entitled to the money from
the agreement. The Board discussed that
if the city decides to hold the county to the
interlocal agreement, they will have to wait.
until it builds up enough to do large pav-
ing projects and by that time it will not
pave as many roads as the same amount
of money would pave today. After further
discussion, Mr,, Jones reported that the'
City will have. ad meeting on Thursday at
6:30 p.m., C,T. and will discuss the propo-
s a l.; I. I
The meeting recessed at 7:31 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:45 p.m.
Beaches/Highland View Water Systems
Chief Administrator Butler presented
a 3-Phase proposal from Preble-Rish, as
follows, for improvements to the Beaches
and Highland View water systems. Upon
motion 'by Commissioner Armstrong, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote. the Board accepted the' propo-
sal (to be paid from the Beaches Water
Phase 1: 'Highland View Water System'
$.00 '" '
Phase II: Beaches Water System
Phase III: Beaches Water System De-
South Gulf County E.M.S.-Orant
Upon request by South Gulf County
E.M.S. Director Shane McGufRne, the'
oard approved an application for an
E.M.S. Grant of $300,000.00 (the County
match will be $73,855.00). The Board also
discussed a situation in Howard's Creek
where Gulf Pines refused to transport a
man who had drowned.' ,
Upon motion by Commissioner' Pe-
ters, second by Commissioner Yeager,. and,
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to pro-
ceed with advertisement to amend the 911
Ordinance by deleting the section which
requires approval by the 911 committee of
expenses to be"pafd from the "'12.50 Mov-
ing Violation Surcharge". ,'
General Liability Insurance
The'Board reviewed a letter frn Co-
stin's Insurance Agency regarding renewal
of the County's General Liability policy.
, and- upon' recommendation by Attorney
Sanders, the Board agreed to advertise for.
General Liability Insurance and requested
that Chief Administrator Butler write a let-
ter to Costin's Insurance Agency, inform-
ing them of the Board's, decision.
Alley Abandonment-Beacon Hill
Attorney, Sanders reported that she
and Chief Administrator Butler have gone
over the alley abandonment request from
James R. and Wilton R. Massengill' of Bea-
con Hill n Hmotion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by' Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the lBoard agreed to
proceed with advertisement to close the al-
ley through Mr. Massengill's property.
with him to pay'the Attorney and adver-
tisement costs.. '
t Invoices-State vs. Miller .
Upon presentation of invoices from
Timothy M. Warner in the case of State vs.
Miller, Commissioner Yeager moved to pay
the Invoices, and Commissioner Arm-
strong ,seconded the motion. After discus-
sion about the'amount of time this case
has been going on (2 years), Commissioner
Armstrong withdrew his second, and Com-
missioner Yeager withdrew his motion.
Commissioner Peters moved to table the
invoices unitl they receive an 'Order for
Payment from the. Court. Commissioner
Yeager seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. Attorney Sanders discusses
that the County has a right to object to the
reasonableness of the expenses.
Right Of Way Ordinance-Boat Trailers
Attorney Sanders presented the pro-
posed right-of-way ordinance pertaining to
boat trailers: for the Board's approval.
Upon public inquiry, the Board discussed
that this will be a user's fee for the upkeep
of the County boat ramp right of ways. Af,
ter making changes and deletions, the
Board requested that Attorney Sanders re-
draft the ordinance with these corrections.
Commissioner Traylor reported that
the Tax Collector Eda Ruth Taylor stated
that she does not have enough office space
to accommodate selling boat trailer decals,
and moved to find a way ,.to'give her olre
space. Commissioner Traylor then With-
drew his motion, and the Board requested
that Chief Administrator Butler look into
this matter and come up with a solution to
present back to the Board.
S Malpracitioe Insurance E.M.S.
Attorney Sanders reported the
County's insurance will not cover South
Gulf County E.M.S. Medical Director Dr.
STom Curry, add separate medical malprac-
tice insurance must be purchased. Upon
discussion about the possibility of pur-
chasing a rider on Dr. Curry's malpractice
policy, the Board requested that Chief Ad-
Sminlstrator Butler meet with Dr. Curry re-
garding this matter. Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Yeager, .arid unanimous
vote,'the Board agreed to pay.or a medical
malpractice insurance rider on an emer-
gency basis (not to exceed $5,000.00)."
Road Department Employee "
The Board discussed that Willie Bass
is back at work, and Attorney Sanders ad-
vised that the doctor released him to re-
turn to work. After discussion about offer-
ing Mr. Bass retirement, the Board agreed
Sto go through' the Union' to send Mr. BpasS
notice that he must stay on his medication
er parties in an attempt to settle the is-
sues before filing the lawsuit. The motion
and amendment passed 4-I, with Com-
missioner Peters objecting.
County Attorney Sanders reported
that she is going on vacation Friday and
will be gone for a week.
S.H.I.P. Administrator Williams re-
'ported on a letter from the Florida Hous-
ing Finance Agency regarding revisions to
Gulf County's Affordable Housing Incen-
tive Plan. He stated that he sent the revi-
sions' in late November, 1994, and he has
faxed another copy to them as of July
S8.H.I.P. Program Downpayment
Upon motion by Commissioner Pe-
ters, second by Commissioner Yeager, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved
.downpayment assistance ($6,600.00), re-
" habilitation ($2,000.00), and closing costs
($1,320.00) for Alisa Cox.
Upon motion by Commissioner Pe-
ters, second by Commissioner Yeager, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved
downpayment assistance ($9,200.00), re-
habilitanon ISl,000.00J. and closing costs
($1.,40.00) for Christopher R. Parker.
Upon motion by Commissioner Pe-
ters, second by Commissioner Yeager, and
unanimous vote, the Board rescinded their
motion made onL June 13, 1995 for
$8,200.00 in downpayment' assistance for
James R. List.
Upon motion by Peters, second by
Commissioner,, Yeager, and. unanimous
vote, the Board approved downpayment
assistance ($7,000.00), rehabilitation
($1,000.00), and closing costs ($1,400.00)
for James R; ULst. "',
S' .H.I.P. Program
S.H.I.P. Administrator Williams re-
ported 38 applications were received, for
grants arid 31 applications were received
for loans, and the drawing will be conduct-
ed at 4:30 p.m., E.T., on'August 2, 1995
in the Courtroom.
Building Department Wewahitchka
After discussion regarding the propo-
sal to the City of Wewahitchka for the
County to do: their building department
work for $15,000.00 per year, Commis-
stoner Peters moved to write a letter to the
City of Wewahitchka, stating that effective
October 1st the County is willing to' do
their building department work' for
.$15,000.00 per year and that the Board
must receive an answer as to whether or
-not the City accepts this proposal by Au-
gust 8th. Commissioner Armstrong sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unani-
m. o+" Road Paving Secondary :
Road:& Bridge Funds
County Engineer Rish presented each
Commissioner with a list of the' County
roads and estimated costs for the
.$350,000.00 Secondary Road & Bridge
The meeting recessed at 9:37 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 9:43 p.m.
Road Paving Secondary
Road & Bridge Funds
.Commissioner Traylor moved to
transfer $3,000.00 of District II's 1995
Road paving Project funds to District V.
Commissioner Armstrong seconded the
motion, and it passed 4-0 (Commissioner
Peters had not returned to the meeting).
Commissioner Traylor moved to transfer
$6,000.00 from District IV to ,District II,
and Commissioner ,Yeager seconded the
motion. (Commissioner Peters returned to
the meeting) Commissioner Yeager with-
drew, his second, and Commissioner Tray-
lor withdrew his motion.
Bond Issue Road Paving
County Engineer Rish reported that
he will do the engineering services on the
proposed road bond issue based on the
F.H.A. low-fee curve. Upon motion by
Commissioner Armstrong. second by'Com-
missi.ner Yeager, and unanimous .vote (4-
- 0, with Commissioner Traylor abstaining),
the Board approved this proposal. After
discussion, the Board requested a letter by
written to Representative 'Trammell re-
questing his. support hi asking the Depart-
ment of Transportation to take over main-
tenance of County Road 30E.
Beacon Hill Park
Upon motionlby Commissioner Yeag-
er, second by Commissioner Armstrong,
and unanimous vbte, the Board agreed for
Preble-Rish to send the Notice of Award, to
North Florida Construction. on the Beacon
Hill Park project after dedurting $7,000.00
for playground equipment.
Zoning and Flood Maps
Bill Kennedy, of Preble-Rish. reported
on their progress in developing the County
Zoning and Flood Maps.
Chairman Hammond, discussed the
possibility of leasing boat slips at White
City to generate funds to build restroom
Wewahitchka Courthouse Budget
Upon motion by Commissioner Tray-
]or, second by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous, vote, the Board agreed, to
amend the General Fund budget by Re-.
ducing Reserve for Contingencies and .n-
creasing.County Building: Wewa Mainte-
nance by $6,500.00 '
Dredging Apalachicola River
Commissioner Traylor discussed
damage being done by the Corps of Engi-
neers because they are pumping sand on
the banks of the Apalachicola River
(sloughs are being filled, etc.). The Board
agreed to write the Northwest Florida Wa-
ter management District and the Army
Corps of Engineers regarding the problems
that are occurring from the.dredging. ,
Meeting Small County Coalition
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeag-
er, second by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved for
Sany Commissioner and Chief Adminlstra-
tor Butler to attend the Small County Coa-
litilon meeting in Ocala on August 18-19,
Indian Pass Boat Ramp
Commissioner Yeager discussed the
need for rip-rap on the Indian Pass boat
ramp' (6-8 feet past the bulkhead), and the
Board agreed for Preble-Rish to apply for a
dredge and fill permit for this work.
Upon' discussion of allowing someone
to fish under the Gulf. County Fisheries
program, get arrested, and hopefully get a
hearing before the Honorable Robert M.
Moore, 'Attorney Sanders discussed prose-
cution of a critlinal case versus the civil
case. She reported that Judge Clarke, of
the "2nd Judicial Circuit, has been as-
' ; signed to the case, and recommended that
S'the Board proceed with the civil case. After
Further discussion, the Board approved
Washington Recreation Center
IN THE CIRCUITrr COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FILE NO.: 9515
IN RE: ESTATE OF
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of HAROLD
ARMSTRONG. Deceased. File Number 95.15. is
pending inm the Circuit Court for Gulf County. Flor-
Ida. Probate Division, the address of which is 1000
5th SL. Port SL Joe. Florida 32456. The name and
address of the personal representative and the per.
sonal representative' attorney are set forth below.
All interested persons are required to file
with this Court. THIN THREE 131 MONTHS OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. (1) all
claims aadnst the estate, and 121 any objection by
an interested person on' whom' this notice was
served that challenges the validity of the will, the
'qualifications of the personal representative, ve-
nue, or jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Publication of this Notice has begun on Oc-
tober 5. 1995.
Personal Representative: .
' Elizabeth Linton.
389 Long Meadow Drive ,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Attorney for Personal Representative:
L. Byron Reid '
Florida Bar No* 931586
3201 West Highway 98 .
Panama City. FL 32401
1904 ) 769-9292
2tc,October 5 & 12. 1995., '
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,' FOU
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE S
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF C
,, -IN PROBATE
'MINRE: The Estate Of
JESSE V STONE.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of JESSE V.
STONE, deceased, File, Number 95-68, Is pending
in the Circuit Court for Gulf County. Florida. Pro.
bate Division, the address or which is Gull County
.Courthouse. 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe. Florida
32456 The name and address of the personal rep.
Sresentative and his attorney are set forth belows
All Interested persons are required to. file, .
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, (1) All
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by'
an interested person on whom this notice was
served that challenges the validity of the Will, the
qualifications of the Personal Representative, ve-
Snue, or Jurisdiction of the Court. ,
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND' OBJECTIONS
NOT O FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
'Date of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration is OctoberS.-19596, .., ., 0
/s/WiLLUAM J RISH ;, ; .
RISH & CIBSON. PA.
303 4th SLreet
P 0 Box 39
Port St Joe. Florida 32456
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO 0066806
/s/ JUDITH S. WISE
121 Branch Street
Tifton, GA 31794.
2tci October 5 & 12, 1995.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9596-01
The Board of County Commissioner of Gulf
County. Florida. will receive sealed bids ,em any
person. company, or corporation interested in pur-
chasing the following described personal property
The West End of Bream Street. the area
parallel to Doe Whitfield Road and in
between Deer Avenue and Squirrel Ave-
nue.I 'Adjacent to Lots 1 and 12, of
Block 1, Whitfleld Acres. Second Addi-
Please Indicated on envelope that this is a Sealed
Bid, the.Bid Number, and what the bid is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock, P. M., East-
ern Time, October 24, 1995, at the Office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf County Court-
house,. 1000 Fifth Street, Port St Joe,- Florida
32456. The Board reserves the right to reject any
and all bids. '
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BY s/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
.2tc, October 5& 12, 1995
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
chapter 865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned
intends' to register with tfie Division of Corpora-
tions, Department of State, the fictitious trade
name under which is will be engaged in business
and tInwhich said business isto be carried on, to-
NAME TO BE REGISTERED. Wewahltchka Auto-
MAIUNG ADDRESS- P 0 Box 583, Highway 71N,
Wewahliuchka, Florida 32465
OWNER(S): Danny C. Voyles.
Itc, October 12. 1995.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER'
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 865:09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned
intends to register with the Division of Corpora-
tions.' Department of State. the fictitious trade
name under ihich is will be engaged in business
and in which said business is to be carried on, to-
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Wewahltchka Paint &
MAILING ADDRESS: P. O. Box 583, Highway 71N,
Wetahltchka, Florida 32465.
OWNERIS) Danny C Voyles.
lit, October 12, 1995 '-
DID YOU KNOW ???
Pursuant To Florida, Statute 316.1575, failure to obey traffic
control devices (flashing red lights, lowered crossing gates) at
railroad-highway grade crossing,' effective October 1, 1995;
any person who is cited for an infraction under this statute
must appear before the designated official at the time and lo-
cation of a mandatory hearing. You will be required to pay a
minimum fine of $200.00 and a maximum of up-to $1,500.00
You may also be required by the Coufrt to attend the Basic
Driver Improvement Course, and 6 points will be put on
your driving record towards 'the 12 points in 12 months 30
day drivers license suspension.
BUT, WORST OF ALL, FAILURE TO OBEY TRAFFIC
CONTROL DEVICES AT RAILROAD CROSSINGS
COULD COST A LIFE !!!
LOOK, LISTEN & LIVE
Apalachicola Northern Railroad
Elizabeth W. Thompson
REALTOR 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
If you've been affected
.by Hurricane Opal, and if
you wish to rent or sell
your property, please
contact us about your
possible options. We
have renters and buyers
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 12, 1995 PAGE 9B
WIG 3rd Annual Please plan now to attend
SI 01 'this celebration of our community
Meeting Oct. 21 and our efforts to improve every-
...../ ` one's quality of life. Everyone in-
The Washington Improve- terested in improving the North
ment Group will hold its Third Port St. Joe community is invited
Annual Meeting on Saturday, Oc- : to attend.
tober 21 In the Washington Rec- For more Information, con-
reatlon Center. Entertainment tact Mark McGruder at (904) 229-
,.will begin at 5:30 p.m.. and the' 6847.
meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Representatives of the Jessie Ball h Free?
duPont Foundation will attend. What s ree?'
Light refreshments will be served. For a free, eight-page pamph-
let with fun activities to help kids
learn how to read the new nutri-
tion labels, write: "Read It Before
upon moton by Commissioner Peters, sec- You Eat Itr", Consumer Infonna-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn tion Center, Department 590B,
at 10:25 p.m., E.D.T. Pueblo, Colorado 81009.
Commissioner Peters requested that
i Solid Waste Director Danford try to obtain
trees to be planted at the Washington Rec-
Chairman Hammond scheduled a
budget workshop for Tuesday, August 1,
1995 at 7:00 p.m., E.D.T.
Bids White City Fire Department
Chief Deputy Clerk Birmingham re-
ported that Nelil Goodson (awarded the bid
to purchase the White City Fire Depart-
ment's 1970 Ford Pickup) has requested
that his interest in the bid be transferred
to Malcolm Garrett. Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by Commission-
er Yeager, and unanimous vote, the, Board
approved this request.
There being no further business, and
as long as he is working or until a doctor
certifies that he no longer need medica-
. ion. ',.
Single-Member Voting Districts
Attorney Sanders reported on her re-
search of the Supreme Court case regard-
ing voting districts and discussed getting
an itemized list from each Commissioner
of why they want change the current vot-
ing system. Commissioner Traylor moved
to litigate to have the previous consent or-'
der set aside, and Commissioner Yeager
seconded the motion for discussion. After
discussion, the motion was amended to al-
low the Attorney to negotiate with the oth-
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 12, 1995
'84 Honda Civic, moving must sell.
647-8067. 3tp 10/5
1987 Dodge Aries, will take best offer.
Call 227-3305 or 227-7266. ask for
Lo ror Terry. 3tc 9/28
on-site. Let us help
AB 1239. AU 1737. AU 1743.
Fiberglass houseboat, S2.200. Call
227-3268. 2tc 10/12
STEVE'S OUTBOARD SERVICE.
White City, anytime, 827-2902.
Jack of All Trades, yard clean up.
carpentry, heavy equipment available.
We specialize in what you want. 227-
S3268 (crew 670-8524 or 670-8855.
End of Summer Blues? Don't worry
about leaving your home empty. Let
Pet & Property Tenders do routine
property checks. Call Joey & Marie
Romanelli. 229-1605. tfc 10/5
Surfaide Serenity Group, 1st United
Methodist Church. 22nd St.. Mexico
Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday 7:30.
All times central. 647-8054.
Housecleaning, have excellent refer-
ences. Please call 227-2049. tfc 10/5
Port St Joe Lodge No. 11
Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month. 8:00 p.m., Masonic Hall.
214 Reid Ave.
Marlen Taylor. W.M.
Bill Jordon. Sec.
pd. thru 95
Faye's Nail &
TOTAL NAIL CARE
Certified Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave.. Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.
Phone 227- 1782
Cuts. Color, Frosting. Perms
Betty's Beauty Salon
"A Family Salon"
311 Madison St. : Bety Heath
Oak Grove Owner/Mgr.
THE FASHION EXCHANGE
220 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
New & Used Clothing
for the Entire Family.
Accessories and Misc. Items. r
FORRET*ORRET FRSEN0HLPWANED*: PATE
14'x70' mobile home, 2 bdrm., 2 full
bath, private lot, furnished $400 w/
washer & .dryer, unfurnished. $300
per month. St. Joe Beach, 647-3287
Rent in Port St. Joe. 3 bdrm., I ba.
upstairs apartment $300 month.
$300 security. Plus utilities. No pets.
227-3511 forappt. tfc 10/12
BAYOU STORAGE, units for rent
High and Dry after Opal. Located on
Hwy. C-30 next to Todd Land Devel-
opment. Call 229-8397 or 227-2191.
2 bedroom trailer, no pets. Garbage
and water furnished. 647-5106.
PORT THEATRE. Accepting inquiries
and applications for space to lease.
229-9282. 6tc 10/5
2 bdrm., 2 ba. Gulf front townhouse
on Hwy. C-30, clean, new carpet, par-
tially furnished. No pets. Prefer non-
smoking. Six + month lease required.
227-2191. tfc 10/5
Furnished or unfurnished Condos. St.
Joe Beach, 2 bdrm..' 1 1/2 bath, day-
time. 229-6961. night 229-6061. Bill
Carr. tfe 10/5
MOSS CREEK APTS., 904/639-
2722. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments lo-
cated 200 Amy Circle. Wewahitchka.
FL. Rent starts at $275. Cen. air &
heat. blinds, carpeting, stove, refrig.
Equal Housing Opportunity. Hearing
Impaired number 904-472-3952.
The Phantry Hotel. Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe, 229-9000. tfc 10/
Catherine L. Collier
Indenpendeit Sales Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way Port SL Joe
JOHN F. LAW
29 Years Experience
PERSONAL INJURY ;
NO RECOVERY...NO FEE
7229 Deerhaven Road. P.C.,,,e,
TLC LAWN SERVICE
'Calenng to All Your Layn Service Needs"
MOWING. EDGING. TRIMMING. SPRAYING.
FERTILIZING. WEEDING. CLEAN OUTS.
SPRINKLER REPAIR, AND LANDSCAPING
Call 229-6435 U 4,6
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
Carpentry, Patio Enclosure,
Siding, Windows Installed,
Your Home Built, Additions,
Decks & More.
All work Is guaranteed & done by a
licensed general contractor :
*RG0066512. Look at work I have
done. it you like it. hire me. Expert
work ana nothing less. Of course
LOANS D 8 J PAWN SHOP
S"The Little House with the Big Deals"
Comer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka. FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12
25 Years Experience P. Box 13675
S ,Mexico Beach
Total Pride Pest Control
r: .''' Locally Owned and Operated
Donnie Matthews 648-3018
Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
S Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS BACKHOES *LOADERS TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer
LIC # RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
.PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
-INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
S, MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821
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. I 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) 227-745'1.
Rents starting at $245.00 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. efc 10/5
Warehouses, small and large, some
with office. suitable for small busi-
ness. 229-6200. tfc 10/5
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. SL Joe Furni-
ture. 227-1251. tfc 10/5
For rent, 2 & 3 bdrm.
apartments, $295 to
$365 per month. Call
Kenny at 227-7241 or
Hate to Iron?
I'd do your ironing for you.
PSJ arrangements can be made.
Call 639-5660. Leave
message if no answer.
Own your own business!
Earn an excellent income sharing
high-quality Watkins products! .
Don't wait! Call Independent Rep- -
resentative: Cliff MimnsoAi,904-
Average Stump $10.00
Al Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
MOWING RAKING WEEDING
Serving Mexico Beach. S Joe
Beach & Port S t Joe
'I Will Work tor YOUi.
Mexico Beach, FL
Carpentry, light plumbing.,
dry wall, stucco, paintings,
concrete sidewalks & drive-
ways,; home cleaning service.
No Job too small.
30 years experience
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,St. Joe Rent-All, Inc. 1
I Small Engine Repairs I,
Factory Warranty Center
I Chain Saws I
706 Ist St. -St. Joe
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
frig.. cen. h&a. screen porch. car-
port & laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stote
& refrig.. washer/dryer hook-utip.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house. I 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/
Cal 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Downtown Port St. Joe
517 1/2 4th St. .
Upstairs apt. 2 br.., ba..
stove, refrig., $250, water paid.
Carpenters, roofers, siding applica-
tors. Call for appointment. 647-3300.
TLC Lawn Service looking for tempo-
rary help for storm clean up. 229-
Caregiver needed for elderly woman.
RN's and LPN's day or night shift
available. Apply in person. Bay SL Jo-
seph Care Center, 220 9th St. Port
St. Joe. tfc 10/5
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday. 8:00 p.m.
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at. Ist United
Methodist Church. PSJ
C. R. SMITH & SON
" Baklihoe work, d6fer wrvT:r6ot '
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe
All jobs big or small, reasonable
rates. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Call evenings weekends.
229- 2618, ask for Gene
A GIFT SHOP for
CHILDREN OF ALL AGES
Books ,Toys Etc.
My Very Own Book
528 6th St. Phone 227-1636
5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONIH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIAALTESoii Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
,Mower & Saw Repair
New & Used Sales
I' & Service
Buy & Sell Used
Lawn & Farm Equipment
328 Reid Ave.
Job Opening Notice: The City Com-
mission of Wewahitchka is accepting
applications for the following position:
(1) Laborer. City residents will receive
preference. High school diploma or
GED is required.
Applications may be picked up at City
* Hall between the hours of 7:00 a.m.
and 3:30 p.m., CT. Monday through
Friday. The last day for accepting ap-
plications is Thursday, October 19.
1995 at 3:30 p.m. The City of Wewa-
hlichka is an Equal Opportunity Em-
City Clerk 2tc 10/5
Pre-K Aide/Driver. Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary. Application deadline Is OCL
12. 1995 at 3:00 p.m. Contact Gerald
Lewter. Principal. 2201 Long Ave..
Port SL Joe. FL 32456. 227-1221 -
school. Applications may be picked
up at the school or at the Gulf County
School Board. Salary will be deter-
mined by approved salary schedule.
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview. 'call today.
648-8565. rfc 10/5
The Gulf County School Board Is an-
nouncing a Job opening for a School
Psychologist. The position will be for
Port St. Joe area schools. Applica-
tions are available at' the School
Board office. Gulf County School
Board is an equal opportunity em-
ployer. tfc 8/3
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
-Where quality is higher than price"
All Type Electrical Woik
24 Hr. Service
LIC. IErt0013168 INSUREDD
CNA's needed for all shifts. Training
available. Apply in person at Bay SL
Joseph Care Center, 220 Ninth St..
Port St. Joe. tfc 10/5
POSTAL JOBS. Start $12.08/hr. For
exam and application info. call (219)
769-8301. ext. FL515, 9:00 a.m. -
9:00 p.m. Sun.-Fri. 6tp 9/7
Ladies' new med. croc. embossed bik.
leather Jacket cost $250. will sell
$100. Men's new med. Arizona Jean
Jacket w/suede sleeves cost $75, will
sell for $25. Men's Levis sherpa-lined
med. Jean jacket. cost $100. sell $30.
Allexcel. cond. 227-2012. Itp 10/12
New microwave, paid $400. asking
$100: wooden rocking chair. $30. Call
227-7125. leave message, ie 10/12
Troy Built (Junlon) roto tiller power
composer. plus hiller / furrower.
bumper guard attachments, excel.
condition. 229-8859. Itp 10/12
New cast nets, buy now or made to
order. 229-6604. tfe 10/5
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church. Hwy. 71. Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
Port St. Joe 227-2112
We Carry Worker's Comp.
and Liability Insurance
D & P Painting Service
Residential & Commercial Interior & Exterior "Free Estimates"
David or Penny Stump 229"6683
S- Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design
Allen Norris 229-8786 Chuck Smith 229-8536
Need Help with Opal Recovery? Call
for Security Checks on your property as often as needed '
* We'll meet with your repair people so they'll have access to your property and help
coordinate your recoVery '
We can care for your pets, water your plants, clean up your home, bring in your mail.
* You tell us what you need. Call Joe and Marie Romanelli '.
(904) 229-1065 o.
Well Drilling & Pump Service
S' St. LieC. #3075
WATER FILTERS u
Croska Williamson 0. Box 1173.
639-2548 t c1/19 Wewahitchka. FL 32465
FOSTER TREE &
No Job Too Big....
S. OrToo Small
Jerry Foster FREE ESTIMATES *
Licensed & Insured 904/639-5368
Business and Personal Payroql Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service'
Telephone 410 Long Ave.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
TRADES & SERVICES
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 12, 1995 PAGE 11B
45" antique round oak table, with one
9" leaf, $500. Six ladder back chairs
w/cane bottom, $275. Just in time for
Christmas, an adorable child's play-
house, $750. Can be seen at 101 20th
St., Port St. Joe, or call 227-1753.
Queen size waterbed mattress w/
individual tubes of water included,
box springs, $150. Can be seen com-
pletely assembled. Call 639-5920.
Spa, 4 person, like new, with cover,
fully equipped, cost $3,500, will sell
for $1,500. Call 227-1701, leave mes-
sage. 2tp 10/5
GUNS 12 ga. Winchester Mdl. 1200
deer slug $200 obo: 12 ga. Rerrdngton
Mdl. 1100 auto field gun $295 obo;
Marlin 32 sp. cal. Mdl. 336RC lever
action $250 obo; Remington 22 cal.
Mdl; 514, $130 obo. 229-9282.
NEWMAN CONSTRUCTION WARE-
HOUSE SALE. Exterior doors, win-
dows. interior doors, & trim, lumber,
building products, etc. New arid used.
227-1222. 4tc 10/5
Patio door vertical blinds, 1 white vi-
nyl, 1 blue fabric, 78" x 84", $25 ea.;
off white semi-sheer drapes, 150"
wide x 84" long, $30. 648-8782.
Alcoholic Beverages License
License: all of Gulf County
For more information call
229-8330 after 5:00 p.m.
New Lelsure-Matic (super single), not
a hospital bed. Has massage unit,
rolling casters, brand new. Cost new
$1,300; sell for $650. Call anytime
229-6858. 2tp 10/5
WE'RE HAVING A GREAT TIME Don't
miss the funil Craft class schedule for
October: Oct. 2 "Bead Easy" T-shirt
(cat design): Oct9 Christmas Globe
Ornament: Oct. 16 Decorated Door
Broom; OcL 23 Reverse Collage in
Glass Bowl; Oct 30 Napkin Ap-'
plique on T-Shil. REMEMBER .
Sr. citizens receive 10% discount on
dclass fee and refreshments are
served. Classes at 7245 Hwy. 71,
White City, beginning at 6:30 p.
(EAstern). Call Judy Carter. 827-
2389, or Mary Peterson. 827-8703 for
supply list and fee information. REG-
ISTER EARLYI Class size limited Sen-
ior citizens 10% discount on class
feel Refreshments served Register
'Ralnbo'v'acuum cleaner with carpet;
'cleaner attachment, excellent condi-,
tion. Call 229-8978 after 5:30 p.m.
Guaranteed ladies' and men, high
quality fashion Jewelry at reasonable
prices. 229-8433. 26tp 8/3
Don't throw your books away. Bring
them to Variety Nook in Wewa and
trade them In. We trade two for one
equal price. Large variety to choose
from. Thurs.. Fri., and Sat., 9 a.m. to
6 p.m. CT. tfc 10/5
Craftsman tools and Die Hard bat-
teries are available now at Western
Auto Store, 219 Reid Ave. 227-1105.
Western Auto Special. Computer spin
balance 4 tires and tire rotation.
$19.95. 227-1105. tfc 10/5
Mushroom Compost, $15 yard, any-
time, 648-5165. tfc 11/95
Port St. Joe Western Auto now hon-
oring entire Panama City Western
Auto company store advertised sale
prices. 227-1105,. 219 Reid Ave.
All major appliances, $40
over cost, no layaways.
Craftsman tools 10% off.
All pre-recorded value to $9.98
Cassette Tapes $4.00 ea.,
All Mowers in Stock 15% Off
219 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
Support YeuAr sh
I RAL E A
House for sale by owner: 1010
McClellan Ave., Nice 2 bdrm., 1 ba.,
Ig. DR/LR combo, "L" shaped, beauti-
ful yard, 2 lots fenced in backyard w/
Ig. workshop. Owners moving. Call
227-7214 for appt. to see. Asking
$50,000. tfc 10/12
FREE kittens to good homes. Call
229-8528. Itc 10/5
FREE to good home, four 1/2 beagle
puppies, 3 months old. Call 229-
6370. Itc 10/12
Healthy seven week old black and
tan/husky mix puppies. Vet checked
and vaccinated. Free to good home.
Call Cathy or Tessie, 653-9440 even-
ings, 647-8577. ltc 10/12
Rat terrier puppies, $100 each. Call
648-5306. ltc 10/12
DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelli, 229-1065. tfc 10/5
Looking for a flea-tick shampoo that
kills fleas monthly flea programs
can't. Ask BARFIELD'S LAWN & GAR-
DEN 229-2727 about HAPPY JACK
PARACIDE shampoo. Contains NO
pyrethinsl 6tc 9/28
1990 Fleetwood doublewide 24'x56'
vinyl sided .and underpinned, 3
'' bdrm., 2 ba., lg. living rm., ceiling
fans, walk-in closets & pantry, cen.
heat & air, fireplace (never used),
appl. included. (Excellent condition).
Lot 79' x 239' w/deep well & shallow
well, outside shop & covered shed. Lo-
cated at 109 W. Rogers St. $35,000.
227-2012. 2tp 10/12
Port St. Joe, nice 3 ibdrm., 2 story
house on Gautier Memorial Way, next
to park. Sell with furniture or with-
out. 229-8919. tfc 10/12
3 bedroom, 1 bath home, large kitch-
en, nice lot w/fig trees, 219 7th St.
More information call 229-8909.
House, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, good
neighborhood on Marvin Ave. 229-
2783. tfec 9/28
For Sale by Owner. 1 bedroom house
great for young couple starting out. A
must see. Easy terms, located in Oak
Grove. 229-8121. 4tp 9/28
3 bedroom home on comer lot, 2011
Long Ave., 1 block from school. Den,
fireplace, double carport, screened
back porch, fenced yard. 229-6673.
SEASHORES HOUSE FOR
SALE, nice stucco 3 bdrm., 2
ba.; Lanai w/heated pool; gar-
age & storage bldg. $110,000.
206 Narvaez St.
Lot for Sale, Howard Creek 100'x218'.
Septic tank, well, underground utili-
ties. Call 227-7313. tfc 10/5
3 bdrm., 1 ba. comer lot, good rental
property. 2360 Hayes Ave., Highland
View. 227-2049. tfc 10/5
"Handyman Special", 3 bdrm., 2
bath shell house, beautiful 1/2 acre.
C-30 south Cape San Blas area. Rea-
sonably priced. Financing available,
227-7506. tfc 10/5
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-
Want a Lot on, the Gulf?
High and Dry?
Plenty of Room?
Yes, Yes, Yes
THIS IS IT!H!
and it won't last long!
BEACON HILL, GULF
FRONT. Large Beautiful Lot;
your private walk to the Beach,
122' Highway frontage x 130'
dp. ([approx. 1/3 acre) Zoned
Commercial or Residential
with Great View of the Gulf, Two
Septics, Well, Water and Electric-
ity. Garage or Warehouse, con-
crete block with brick (1200 sq.
:ft.) with several improvements,
(new roof, 1994) Many possibili-
ties for easy development of your
own private home site. Possible
Canal Street Bungalow Blossom Hill 312 Madison St.
Steps to St. Joe Beach Starter Homy' 1 1/2 acres Listed $54,900
1500 s.f. and 2 decks Avenue 300' x 218'
Nicely landscaped 3 lots Sold
Sliding doors open H iw, Hihengh ground
from 2 bedrooms to decks u can own? Howard Creek In
double carport J Priced low to sell Adj. state land
$66,700.00 Frank Hannon, Sandy Smock, $6,800 $18,000 57 Days
Beach Dream Bass Road Beach House Town Home New Gulf
Peninsula Estates Country Val~ Lots of living room, 6 Big Rooms Price! View
Deeded stroll to Bay or Gulf 3 BR / t wrap around deck + screen porch Lg. corner lot
3 br 2 bath gambrill ch comer lot Port St. Joe big dunes,
parking under/cen. ac/heat &,y more extras! St. Joe Beach fenced yard t. 71 good foliage.
3 dreamy decks Central heat / ac Central air Newly remodeled Treasure
custom blinds and drapes Howard Creek's finest w/d plus kitchen appl. hardwood floors! "13,6 Shores
$79,900.00 $" nWae 4Ofe $ $67,900 $45,900 ea.!!! $29,900
Greater Apalach 125 Bellamy Circle Murphy Road Palm Blvd. I
Neighborhood = Nice and quiet Listed $72,900 Outdoorsman's Dream Great Location!
$72900Adj. Wildlife Reserve Large bedrooms
15'x17' gre 2 bat room Sold Brother's River Cozy Fireplace H AO N
breakfast room Carport and Boatport Big 70x150'. lot
A xll alian s l d *o f Screen Porch & Storage Range & Refrigerator REALTY INC.
All appliances plus dryer 1800 sq. ft. Ranch Style Pump for Sprinkler PORT ST. JOE
$74,900.00 41 Days $ OaeSa Se& $54,900 227-1450
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U. S. Hwy. 98 John M. Delorme, Realtor
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478 647-8939
p "Earl Groh 647-3199
Waterfront Gu To.lhomr Beau12 bd., 2 1/2 be. partially
-.furnished, Recp1Y red& w/gcjgeous ne wallpaper, carpeting &
vinyl downstairs 0ol ar enni,4t Ieges. $135,000.
Gulf Front St. Joe Beach. Beautiful decorated 3 bd., 2 ba., 1/2 of
duplex, completely remodeled in 1992, 1 bd., 1 ba. downstairs, 2
bd., 1 ba. upstairs, washer/dryer, new ch/a, excellent rental.
St. Joe Beach % hgMs Townhoml Large waterfront town-
home, 3 bd., 2.5 fir fpce, o decry orlooking Gulf, all elec-
tric kitchen. Sold fuahed lelL tal potential. $199,900.
209 Virginia St. Hamilton mobile home, 14'x70', 1989;,has Fla. rm.
addition, cen. h&a, split 2 bdrm. plan, 2 ba., w/garden tub, quiet
neighborhood, located on 2 nicely landscaped lots, Ig. until. shed.
Mexico Beach, 404 Georgia Ave. 2 bd., 1 ba. stucco home on stilts
sitting on a nice shaded 75'x100' lot. Pecky cypress & pine panelling
throughout. Underneath util. rm. w/lavatory, w&d hookups, storage,
3-car parking. Truly a bargain at $55,000.
Business for Sale, Existing Pizza Restaurant and Bakery. locally
owned and operated, well established business. Excellent location In
high traffic area of Mexico Beach. $49,000. Owner financing availa-
ble. Call for details.
Mexico Beach Gulf View. 121 First St. Steps to the beach, well
maintained 3 BR, 1 ba. home w/new carpet & vinyl. Can. h&a,
316 Hatley Dr. Center unit in triplex. Nice quiet neighborhood, 3
bdrm., 2 ba. $55,000.
117 First St., 2 bd., 1 ba. stilt beach house, excellent rental, nice
weekend retreat, completely furnished, $49,000.
Corner of 27th St. & Hwy. 98 Duplex, each side has 2 bd., 1 ba.
furnished. Excellent rental potential. $140,000. Reduced to
111 S. 37th St. Pier Points #6, Tastefully decorated 2 bdrm., 1.5
bath towshgue. eSele tchte u ei
rm., gar tcui ff ec at ./If s ld
fully fur IcljE Ras c tisrws n-
Good rental hisbry, $79,500.
Corner of 31st St. -Duplex each side of duplex has 1 bd., 1 ba.,
neatly furnished. Approx. 100' hwy. frontage. Zoned tourist/
110 40th St. Apt. #2 2 bd., 1 ba., furnished, close to beach, re-
duced to $37,000. Make offer.
1098 S. 38th St. Summer Place #11 Nicely furnished 3 bd. 1.5'
bath townhouse. Fully furnished including w/d, elec. kit., d.w., house
has new a/c system and new hot water heater. Excellent rental po-
Joy Holder 648-8493
Joan Kent 647-3264
Judie McCormick 648-8595
Don Rains 648-3036
Moira Ritch 647-5286
Joan Smithwick 648-8121
Gulfaire Sub. 213 Sea Pines Dr. Lg. 4 bd., 3 ba. home. Kitchen ap-
pliances included, screened patio, plenty of closet space, balcony off
master bdrm., partially fenced back yd., cedar siding. Nice neighbor-
hood with pool & tennis court privileges. Priced to sell at $129,000.
8401 Tradowinds Dr. Never miss a sunset from this custom-built,
gulf view 2-story cedar home. Offers 4/5 bd., 3 ba. over-sized stone
fireplace, tam. rm. w/wet bar & surround-sound speakers. This Is a
comfortable family and entertainment home. $178,500.
GulfAire Dr. Triplex, two 3 bd., 2 ba. units and one 1 bd., 1' ba.
unit, very nice, good Investment, all 3 at $175, 000
ST. JOE BEACH
St. Joe Beach 6918 W. Highway 98 Great View of the Gulf
from this 4 bd., 2 ba. stucco house across from dedicated beach.
House has screened porches, partially fenced lot, fireplace. Located
on 'large 100' x 100' lot. Priced to sell. $89,900.
6311. Alabamaa Ni 3 b., 1 1/a., on Ig. 150'x150 lot. In-
cludes stove a&qfrig.Nle p ch, gag, fenced yd. elec. garage
door opener, -Lat eeat o age space. Owner moving.
Priced to sell af t- OO-. Now $49,900.
14C Bay St. Nice 3 bd., 1 ba. frame home on a nice lot In a seclud-
ed neighborhood. House has Ig. screened porch and a 14'x24' auxil-
iary building. Priced to sell at $69,900.
6917 Georgia Ave. Modular home in excel. cond. Many features in-
cluding double garage, workshop, front & back porch, concrete drive,
cathedral ceiling & Ig. liv. rm., 3 bd., 2 ba., landscaped & TV satellite
dish. Must see to appreciate. $62,900.
100 Santa Anna. Frame duplex 2 bd., 1 ba. upstairs, 1 bd., 1 be.
downstairs, 1/2 block to beach. Good rental history. $80,000. Re-
duced to $75,000.
Coronado #7 2 bd., 1 1/2 ba. townhome, unrestricted gulf view,
furnished, nice. Reduced to $65,000. Make offer.
Beacon Hill 218 Triton St. Great property to use for vacation/
weekends or permanent living. Comfortable home on level treed lot -
close to beach. UPDATEDI 1992 bathroom kitchen cabinets, floor-
ing. Living room din. rm., kitchen 3 bd., 1 ba. Call to see.
Highland View, 104 Bayview Dr. 3 bd., 1 ba., Ig. liv. rm, kit. & din.
combined, unobstructed bay view. Also 103 Victoria Ave. Mobile
home 12x60' 2 bd., 1 ba. Ig. liv. rm, kitchen/dining combo, furnished.
Also additional adjoining lot w/septic and water meter set up for
mobile home. All three for only $69,500.
PORT ST. JOE
105 Hunter St., Oak Grove. Great starter home 2 bd., with study
or 3 bd., 1 ba., den, oh/a, laundry rm & workshop on a nice 89'x60'
lot. Priced to sell at $37,500 reduced.
WEWA, HOWARD CREEK,WHITE CITY
Land's Landing Lots 9 and .10, Riverside Park, Land Drive. 1
block to boat basin, $8,000 ea. Both lots available for less monies.
White City, 6672 Gardenia St., be right in the middle of activi-
ties-Swim, Fish and Hunt. Then go home and relax in this very at-
tractive 1800 sq. ft. home that offers: 3 bd., 2 ba., cathedral cell-
ing, stone f.p., porches, double car garage, 16'x32' inground
POOL. All of this and more on a landscaped'1/2 acre (Adjoining,
1A available for $5,000) $89,500.
Wetappo Creek AND Hwy. 386 Frontage. 15.4 m/I acres of se-
rene and peaceful country. Many possibilities for development or
just your own private homesite. Call our office now for more de-
Squirrel Ave. FISH, RELAX & BE IN COMFORT. This well-built A-
frame home is situated on 2 cleared lots. Offers 4 bd., 1 1/2 ba.,
loft area, livJdining area w/open cross-beamed ceiling. Kit. has
new cabinets & new vinyl flooring. Can. air, gas heater, new hot
water tank, Ig. screened front porch. This and more for a very af-
fordable price of $43,600 .0. Reduced to $38,500.
200 Canal Dr. Nice corner lot with a 2 bd., 1 ba. mobile home,
hndyman's special, $27,900.
Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd. 412 Raven Rd., want to be away
from It and still have neighbors? This is ItI Approx. 12 miles to
Mexico Beach. 2 bd, 2 be., ch/a, elec. kitchen, chain link fenced,
detached 2 car garage w/attached 1 bdrm., 1 ba. elec. kitchen, ch/
a. Boat shed with storage, storage shed. Approx. 1 acre.
$ -41,60. Reduced to $94,500.
406 N. Canal St. Watch the boats go by from your comfortable 2
bd., 2 ba. stucco home with 100' on Intracoastal Canal, ch/a, all
elec., priv. fence, 2 storage bldgs., satellite dish. Peaceful neigh-
borhood reduced $709000. Reduced $69,500.
PORT ST. JOE
2.5 plus acres commercial/Industrial with old garage, lots of possi-
37th St. approx. 75'x100' beachside, Pier Road., $57,000.
ST. JOE BEACH
U.S. 98 between Balboa & Magellan 3/4 block & 1 lot Permit-
ted for condos only. $330,000
Corner Nautilus Americus, Lot 1, BIk. A, nice corner lot,
Nautilus Dr., BIk. A, lot 3, good sIlz%-)18,)00.
Nautilus Dr., BIk. A, Lot 9, city w~irt, city sewer, 80'x150' lot,
Sea Pines Drive, Lot 5, BIk. B, nice lot for your dream home, re-
stricted subd. with swimming pool & tennis court. $26,900.
Gulfaire Dr., Phase III, lot 9, come riot patio home size $12,500.
Gulfaire Dr., Lot 22, block "D", nice lot, single family, priced to
sell. Reduced to $15,000.
Lots 32 and 33, BIk. C, Gulfaire, Phase II. Sewer tap paid;
$18,000. Reduced to $16,500 for a limited period of time. Owner
will sell BOTH LOTS together at a reduced price. Make offer.
GulfAIre Dr. Lot 11, Block C, Phase 2 approx. 75'x125',
GulfAIre Dr. Lot 9, Block G, Phase 2 approx. 74'x120' -
close to pool & tennis court $22,800
GulfAIre Dr. Lot 15, Block C, Phase 2 approx. 85'x125',
Azalea St. Nice residential lot, 75'x100'. Good neighborhood,
priced to sell at $12,900.
5th St. Large lot, nice area, zoned for homes only, $12,500.
Robin Lane: Lot 9, Block 3, Unit 17. Nice residential neighborhood.
Grand Isle Subd. Lot 3 & 4, Block D, unit 15 approx. 70' x 100'
each zoned houses only. $10,000 each, both for $18,500.
Large corner lot, corner Hatley Dr. & Hwy. 386, Mexico Beach.
Zoned residential, $17,500.
Robin Lane, lot for sale, houses only, $11,500.
South 36th St.: Excellent 75' x 100' lot 4th from water, $65,000
8th St., between Oleander & Fortner, 50'x150', $17,500
Corner of Robin Lane & Hwy. 386-A. Nice vacant lot, Reduced
$14,000 Make offer.
Robin Lane Unit 17, Block 1, Lot 10 approx. 250'x100' Irregu-
lar shape, has septic tank, restricted to houses $17,500
Grand Isle Kim Kove Lot 8, Block C, Unit 15 houses,
Grand Isle Nan Nook & KIm Kove Lot 19, Block D approx.
71.8'x115' houses $11,500
ST. JOE BEACH
Atlantic St. 50' x 100' lot, steps to water, $20,000.
Pineda St.: Four 50'x125' lots, 1 block to beach, $20,000 each.
Amerlus & Selma -Lot 13, BIk. 10, Unit 1 approx. 75'x150',
Americus & Selma Lot 11, BIk. 10, Unit 1 approx. 84'x150,
Faulk Place. Vacant lot 100'x120' approx. with large septic tank,
Beacon Hill Estates Hwy. 386 Lot 9, Block 1, Unit 1 approx.
Beacon Hill Estates Lucia Ave. Lot 10, Block 1, Unit 1, Approx.
Beacon Hill Estates: Triton St. Lots 5 & 6, Block 3, Unit 1 Irreg-
Starfish & Cowries Ave. Lot 20, Block 22, $13,500
Creekwood: 2 nice large lots. Buy together and have over an acre.
Sunshine Farms 7 + acres, $7,500 per acre. One parcel with
septic tank at $14,500 If sold separately.
Creekwood Estates Lot 17, 1/2 acre, $11,000
Enjoy country living at Gulf County Farms, 4 acres, $15,700.
Stone Mill Creek close to great freshwater fishing, each lot
$6,900. BIk. D, lot 1 and lot 3.
Riverside Estates Lot 6 & 7, Block 7, Unit 3, 75'x125' each.
Priced $7,500 for both.
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mate-controlled mini-storage units
upstairs and down. Best location in
town for detail outlets. Call' 1-800-
800-9894. tfc 10/5
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 10/5
1/2 acre lot with septic tank, $9,500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing.
227-2020, ask for Billy. tfe 10/5
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9. miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 10/5
GULF VIEW LOT
Beautiful Shaded Comer
Lot with an Excellent view
of the Gulf. Current
survey and perk test for
septic tank that has been
approved for a four
bedroom home in a quiet
neighborhood. Lot 24,
Block 4, Unit 11 is 80.5'
by 83.25' x 100' x 46.6'
located on the comer of
Sea Street and Azalea.
Cleared, ready to build.
(Best Value on the Beach)
PAGE 12B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 12, 1995
,Would Be GOP
Florida Lottery Seems To Be
Losing Favor With Citizens, Pols
How about Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kansas, and retired.
Gen. Colin Powell on the Republican ticket for president and vice-presi-
dent next year?
That's what some GOP activists hope to launch in Florida's
Presidency III convention in Orlando Nov. 18-19 when 3,500 delegates
take a straw ballot they hope will set the theme before the Iowa caucus-
es and New Hampshire primary next year.
They want Powell to address the state convention in Orlando a week
before his scheduled decision deadline on whether to run for president.
Of course, he won't actively seek the vice presidential nomination. Nobody
But Powell on his book-signing tour in the Tampa Bay area rejected
the Democratic Party as he had done earlier and said if he did run for
public office it would either be as a Republican or an Independent.
You can say you read it here first. This old reporter predicts Powell
will try for the Republican Party nomination as president and, if
unsuccessful-take a spot on the ticket as vice-president if asked.
Polls show that a Dole-Powell or Powell-Dole ticket would defeat
Democratic Bill Clinton even if Texas billionaire Ross Perot puts a third
party candidate on the ballot. The reason? Powell's good mother didn't
raise no dummy.
Third parties never have and probably never will cut it in the United
States and Powell, 58, would only be 63 in 2000. A hitch as vice-presi-
dent on his resume would look good in a presidential race then.
Dole, 72 (77 in 2000), a wounded World War Two veteran and long-
time legislator, would be an excellent president to preside over the trans-
fer of power to the younger generation, a process that was stymied some-
what by the 1992 election of Clinton, a draft dodger and war protester.
Who better than a Colin Powell-a twice wounded black veteran with a
proven record of leadership-to take that mantle?
There was no hint during his Tallahassee visit Saturday that Dole
would accept Powell as his running mate. "I think the impact (if Powell
enters the race) will be on the others. It becomes a two-person race
between me and him," Dole said. TV commentator Pat Buchanan, Texas
Sen. Phil Gramm and former Tennessee Gov. Lamar Alexander are mak-
ing a run at the Florida convention.
Dole picked up at the Tallahassee brunch the endorsement of retired
Marine Corps Gen. Bob Milligan, now state comptroller, who had backed
California Gov. Pete Wilson until he withdrew from the race.
The Kansan wooed area delegates to the convention and talked to
other supporters on his two-hour visit. One delegate from Leon County,
lobbyist John Noble, said: "If he wins as big as I think he will (at Orlando).
he'll be the Republican nominee in 1996."
Former Florida Secretary of State Jim Smith told delegates the
upcoming presidential election would be the most important one in years
and Florida Edupation Commissioner Frank Brogan said Dole was a
strong voice crying out for Democracy in the U. S. and the World.
Dole said there were 500 million people in the world saying they want
to be like Americans. "I want to keep it that way and I'm not afraid to lead
to do it," he said. /
PUBLIC CAMPAIGN FINANCING COULD RUN OUT OF MONEY
Unless the Florida Legislature votes to keep it, the public trust fund
that feeds campaign money by the barrel to statewide candidates will be
sunset next year.
Florida Elections Division attorneys are researching the development
to see what effect it will have on the public campaign-financing law and
lawyers for Gov. Lawton Chiles, principal sponsor of the law and its
biggest beneficiary in the 1994 election, are looking.at it too.
"It will-nho doubt-be settled in the courts," said David Rancourt,
Elections Division Director.,
The law, passed in 1986 but never funded until 1994, was designed
to reduce the cost of elections, encourage contributions, and reduce the
influence of campaign contributions on politicians.
What it did was give its sponsor-Lawton Chiles-$5.7 million in pub-
lic money for his campaign for governor. With the $3.9 million he collect-
ed in private contributions, he had so much left over at the end of the
campaign, he gave,$1 million back to the state treasury.
Republican Jeb Bush, 'who Chiles defeated by a narrow margin, said
the Republican primary forced him to spend heavily early on and Chiles
collected in tax money a dollar for every dollar Bush spent over the $5
"It certainly put me at a disadvantage" said Bush, who got no public
money because he wouldn't agree to the $5 million spending limit. "It (the
law) did not achieve its desired effect of taking special interests out of the
process," Bush said.
POLITICAL PATRONAGE JEOPARDIZING EDUCATION
Politics as usual or-perhaps better put-political patronage is
threatening public support for the state's educational system and the
Florida Lottery, recent events in the capitol city seem to indicate.
Few good citizens care about the Florida Lottery's demise in public
confidence. It never has done the job of helping education as it was sup-
posed to because lawmakers just skimmed lottery money elsewhere out
of the school budget to use it for other state services. But the loss of pub-
lic confidence in education itself due to political patronage is serious and
should not be accepted.
An anti-tax group in Tallahassee where residents are being asked to
pass a half-penny sales tax to support schools has revealed that special
interests, including four donors who have done more than $6 million
worth of business with the district, are bankrolling supporters of the
"Half the $12,118 they've reported collected comes from builders,
architects, lawyers and political action groups," said. Carole Griffin, an
opponent "Instead of citizens, we have people who will benefit directly if
this thing passes." The tax is designed to finance school construction and
by Jack Harper
More sordid, perhaps, is that records revealed last week that four
companies with ties to Gov. Lawton Chiles through the Florida
Entertainment Commission received lucrative contracts with the state
lottery's new television game show-"Flamingo Fortune."
The Lottery spent an estimated $2.6 million for the show's first 52
episodes from its advertising budget without legislative approval. Rep.
Randy Mackey, D-Lake City, who chairs the subcommittee that supervis-
es their budget, has launched an investigation into why the Lottery went
ahead with the show after they had asked and been told not to do it.
It's such examples of political shenanigans in the old capitol that is
putting public education in more jeopardy that it deserves. There appears
to be a reluctance of local voters to pick up where the state left off fund-
ing for education through the half-penny sales tax or bond issues.
Here's the Capitol News Report,
OPAL SMACKS TOURISM, INSURANCE RATES
Hurricane Opal's devastation of the Florida Panhandle's sugar-white
beaches was a severe blow to tourism and will likely pressure the legisla-
ture to get the state out of joint underwriting Insurance coverage of home-
owner property and perhaps set higher standards for coastal construc-
Though Opal's $1.8 billion estimated damages is small compared to
Andrew's $16 billion, it will underscore reforms already proposed by an
academic task force that could raise rates, allow for higher deductibles
and require co-payments like those used in health insurance.
Since Andrew, devastated insurers have already raised average
statewide rates 63 percent for owners of a $150,000 frame home and are
refusing to write new policies which forces more homeowners into the
state's joint underwriting program.
One of the,top reforms suggested by the task force is enactment of a
$20.5 billion cap for private insurers. Federal, state or local dollars and
possibly homeowner contributions would have-to come to the rescue if
damages exceed the cap.
Nineteen deaths (two in Florida), nine in Georgia, six in Alabama and
two in North Carolina were attributed to the hurricane.
BAY OYSTERS SURVIVE: Officials from the Florida Department of
Environmental Regulation said oysters in nine of the most productive
beds in Apalachicola Bay survived Hurricane Opal.
If Opal had killed the oysters, the DEP would have closed the bay
indefinitely just as the winter crop is nearing harvest. Apalachicola Bay
supplies about 90 percent of the Florida oyster crop.
KEY SENATOR LANDS COLLEGE JOB: Sen. George Kirkpatrick, D-
Gainesville, who chairs the Senate Higher Education Committee, beat out
some top-flight candidates including Gov. Lawton Chiles' former chief of
staff Tom Herndon to become the new spokesman for private colleges in
Kirkpatrick said he got an opinion from Florida's Commission on
Ethics that rules out a conflict of interest if he continues to chair the
Other candidate's for the post were former Secretary of State Jim
Smith and William Boyd, legal counsel for the Independent Colleges and
Universities of Florida, which hired Kirkpatrick,
FREE SHOES SHORE NUFFI: The athletic-apparel company NIKE is
paying $6 million for the right to give Florida State University athletic
teams free shirts, jerseys, hats, shorts and-you've'got it--free shoes, all.'
of course to be worn like billboards. Who was that man (Steve Spurrier)
who coined "Free Shoes University."
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