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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIlDA32456'-HURSDAY, APRIL 11,1996
Ad Valorem Tax Question To Be
Decided On November Ballot
Legal vehicular access to
beaches along the St. Joseph
Peninsula is no longer a problem
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City Acquires Hess
The Port St. Joe City Commissioners vot-
ed to accept approximately 28 acres of land
as a gift from Amerada Hess Oil Company
during a special meeting of the board held
Wednesday at noon.
Mayor Frank Pate submitted the recom-
mendation to the board following Amerada
Hess representatives' offer of the land "as
The land, situated along the northern
most end of First Street adjacent to St. Joe
Forest Products, currently has several bulk
oil storage tanks located on the property. It
has set dormant for the past few years
spurring more than one conversation as to
what might be done with the land in the
Pate said he and board attorney. William
J. Rish, had been negotiating with Hess Oil.
on behalf of the city, for more than a year
prior to their gift offer.
The board expressed concerns over pos-
sible environmental clean-up problems
which might be encountered if one or more
of the giant tanks have leaked and contami-
nated the soil under them. Pate told the
board that preliminary soil tests had been
conducted and results, thus far, have been
If all goes as expected Pate thinks the
land acquisition could be 'a real shot in the
arm for economic development in the area,
holding severa'options for use by the city.
One such option is to develop a marina
complex, complete with boat slips, restau-
rant. hotel and'all the supporting business-
es and shops ap recently proposed by Design
Studio West consultants in their "Vision
Study", sponSored by the Chamber of
Other options would include the possible
Suse of part of the property for aquaculture or
to complement the port authority.
DSW's tudy focuses on future growth
and development, for the city, specifically
pointing to the -less property for the marina
St. Joe City
Two commissioner posts
for the City of Port St. Joe
will be on the ballot in the
May 14 election. Qualifying
period for Group Ill and
Group IV will begin next
Wednesday. April 17 at noon
and continue through April
24, at noon.
ers are Johnny Unton and
Bill Wood, Groups III and IV.
respectively who both were
first elected in May of 1990.
Commissioners serve two
year terms of office.
Gulf Coast Electr c Coopera-
tive will hold its 48th Annual
Meeting this Saturday, April 13 at
the rural electric company's head-
quarters on Highway 22 in Wewa-
Registration for the day's ac-
tivitles will begin at 8:30 a.m.,
C.D.T.. with entertainment
throughout the day being provid-
ed by the Country Gold Band.
The: yearly event traditionally
draws a large crowd of electric
cooperative members to enjoy the
food and entertainment.
Members will also elect two
GCEC Board of Directors. Cur-
rent board members L. L. Lanier,
Jr. (District 2 Group 2) and Eddie
Jones (District 2 Group 3) are be-
ing challenged by Charles Pettis
and Tom Wynn, respectively.
Lowery Wilhite drew no opposi-
tion for his District 2 Group 1 Di-
rector's seat. The Co-op's annual
business report and other points
of interest will also be presented
by Cooperative officials.
Door prizes will be given to
each member in attendance and
a drawing will be held for several
grand prizes. Three (3) $100 cred-
its on electric bills, an electric
grill, and approximately 40 gener-
al prizes will be given away
throughout the day.
World War II
A commemorative display of
World War II posters is currently
on display at First Union Bank of
Port St. Joe. The display was com-
missioned by the St. Joseph
Chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution, and built by:
Cobb's Woodcraft of Panama City.
Jean G. Wilson, Special
Celebrations Chairperson of the
DAR was responsible for the basic
design and funds from the duPont
Foundation made the concept a
The display made its debut at
the Gulf County Courthouse and
companies to locate in the coun-
ty-both in and out of the pro-
posed enterprise zone.
iouowirng acuon tLaen by uec ,u BEACH BERMS
County qommisslon during Tues-
day evening's regularly scheduled Emergency Management
meeting. Coordinator Marshall Nelson told
meeting. Wthe board FEMA had disallowed
Commissioner Warren Yeager the p ess of beach shaping to
askel for and received board the press of beach scraping to
approval, to designate a parcel of build berms along beachesurricane
county property approximately severely damaged by Hurricane
1/4 mile north of the Stump Hole Opal. but they agreed to provide
on C-30 as a beach access point additional funds for Gulf Count
for that section of beaches. to compete the seven be pro-
Jects approved by them.
The Department of Environ- He requested the board issue
mental Protection recently held a a change order of $110.200 to
public hearing concerning closing Todd Land and Development
the beach to beach driving frCape tom Company so the project could be
the southern Up of the Cape to finished under the new guidelines
the entrance to T. H. Stone Park finished under the new guidelines
by amending their aquatic pre- set by FEMA. Todd Land and
by amending their aquatic pre- Development has completed two
serve management plan. One of of the berms outlined n their con-
DEP's main points of contention tract using the ach scraping
in their proposal was the lack of tract using the beach scraping
legal access to the beach. Yeager technique.
told the board that Gulf County Under the new restriction
Chief Administrator Don Butler they will have to haul beach com-
had contacted DEP representative patible sand to the berm sites to
Bill Fokes. who said the county build the protective barriers. The
could designate an access point two completed ones are located on
as long as the beach could be St. Joseph Peninsula where a
reached without damaging dune total of six are contracted to be be
structure or vegetation. built by Todd. The seventh berm
The county property proposed is to be built at Beacon Hill.
to be used by Yeager fits DEP's Thirty-six thousand yards of
criteria and the board unani- sand will need to be hauled in to
mously endorsed the new access bulld the berms which were
point. 'designed to offer protection from a
Signs depicting the exact five-year storm by the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
location of the access points were o oo
erected Wednesday morning. tion.
The board decided to accept,
i ,f lXysr..TI-4e^4 nioa ',.the change'dider S9iggestion since
Gulf County voters will decide FEMA had agreed to pay the dif-
by a referendum on the November ference in the contracted price.
general election ballot whether to
allow the Gulf County Commis- IN OTHER BUSINESS
slon to grant ad valorem tax Agreed to pay $9,050 for a
incentives to prospective bust- radio repeater for the Gulf County
nesses and/or industries inter- Firelighters Association.
ested in locating in Gulf County. Appointed Warren Yeager to
Chief Administrator Butler the Gulf County Public Health
had brought' the matter to the Unit panel. The panel will be
board's attention during their sec- responsible for selecting an
ond meeting in March. The board administrator for the health
has applied to the State of Florida department. Doug Kent is cur-
for a section of the county and rently serving as acting adminis-
the City of Port St. Joe to be des- trator of the department.
ignated as an "enterprise zone". Heard from Gulf County.
The referendum is necessary for Transportation Coordinator
the board to negotiate ad valorem Johnny Stanley concerning plan-
tax breaks to companies within ned legislative cutbacks in state
the zone. medicaid funds and how it would
A similar measure was affect the program. The board
passed several years ago when agreed to do what they could to
Material Transfer. Inc. was built help, including seeking help from
along the Intracoastal Waterway. lobbyists with the Small County
If voters pass the referendum It Coalition, and personal contact
would remain active for 10 years, with local state legislators and
giving the board leeway to lure representatives.
Hammond Announces His
t First Union Candia r Reelecton
wil be available to be seen ati a -c. : e' e'in
many public facilities, schools
and businesses. For those of,the
age to remember Word War II, it
will invoke many memories; for
those who are younger it will be a
powerful lesson; in United States
Wewa Asks for ALS Services
City Residents Have 60 Days to Display House Numbers
The Wewahltchka City
Commission approved a procla-
mation requesting the Gulf
County Commission provide
Advanced Life Support ambu-
lance service in north Gulf
County. The proclamation
expressed the commission's grati-
tude to the volunteers of the
Wewahitchka Volunteer Ambu-
lance Service, and asked that ALS
technology be made. available to
all the people in Gulf County.
Currently ALS is offered in the
South Gulf Unit of the Emergency
INSTALL HOUSE NUMBERS
The commission also voted to
give city residents 60 days to dis-
play their house numbers for 911.
If the numbers are not displayed
within the 60-day time frame, the
City will post the numbers and
charge the owner of the property.
Senior citizens who are unable to
put their numbers up can call the
city for assistance.
Commissioner Eddie Jones
expressed concern over the
apparent lack of progress with the
CDBG housing rehabilitation.
Applicants are inquiring about
the status of' their homes. The
City Clerk was instructed to con-
tact David Hines of Julian Webb
Associates which is administering
the CDBG rehabilitation program.
After petition by Ben Pridgeon
the commission agreed to extend
sewer service to his property on
Highway 71 North.
The board granted two vari-
ances to Will McLemore to extend'
the Dixie Dandy's back wall 12
feet, and a variance to the front
set back line to install a canopy
type gas service.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
Requested 911 dispatchers
to give names along with address-
es of people requesting the ambu-
lance or fire dept. to improve
Approved a new payroll
deduction policy for city employ-
ees which would allow employees
to make changes to their deduc-
tions once a year during the
month of April.
The Gulf Co. Sheriffs Office,
Bay County Sheriffs office and
the Florida Highway Patrol will be
working a joint operation in sev-
eral areas of the county this
month to deter possibletraffic vi-
olators. Road blocks are expected
to be set up on Hwy. 22, 71, and
Gulf County Commissioner
Michael L. Hammond has an-
nounced his intent to seek reelec-
tion to the District III Commis-
sion seat. Mr. Hammond stated':
that he has found his first term
on the Board tobe very challeng-
ing and interesting .
He stated tha he has taken
pride in being part of a Board
that was responsible fori four
straight ad valorem tax decreas-
es,, construction of the Beacbn
Hill Park, establishing the White
City Water System and a Beaches
Water System Upgrade.
Hammond is much pleased
with their opportunity tO bring to
Gulf County a $6,00000 Commu-
nity Development Block Grant for
the Highland View Water System
upgrade, an extensive road pay-
ing and resurfacing program for
1996, $1 million in SHIP funds
for low and moderate income
home buyers, and 1000/ support
of veteran's services.
He endorsed the county's
takeover of Emergency Medical
Services with ALS with provisions
for 24-hour backup, the purchase
of a new fire truck for the St. Joe
Beach Fire Department and addi-
tional fire trucks arid building ad-
ditions for White City and High-
land View Fire Departments,
Finally, he pointed out, "The
auditor's comments for fiscal year
1994-95 stated that Gulf County
is in the best financial state that'
it has ever been."::
H, He also stressed that when
he came on board, the water sys-
tems' in his district were in the
.red, but now are in the black,
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with the future looking extremely
bright due to the improvements
to the Beaches and Highland
View Water Systems, at no addi-
tional cost to the customer.
He further emphasized that
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PAGE TWO. THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1996
Spring Has Sprung
IT'S SPRING, FOR SURE, now, and all over the nation
communities are featuring clean up, paint up, fix up weeks
in order to clear away the accumulation of debris which has
collected during the winter months and to start off the
spring and summer season with a clean, fresh look.
It's a good program which performs a good service.
Every community in which its people has any pride at all,
want their community or their neighborhood to have a
fresh, clean, orderly appearance. Not only does it help the
looks of the neighborhood, but it serves to keep down
vermin and undesirable pests; it keeps unsightly weeds and
undergrowth in check; things just look better when they are
freshly cleaned or have a new coat of paint.
WE AT THE STAR are going to set a good example for
our street by painting our building, cleaning up around the
premises and planting or re-planting a few flowers and
shrubs, in order to make the place jiore pleasing to the eye;
yours and ours!.
It would be desirable for everyone if this practice was to
be come infectious throughout the community. If we were to
clean up, paint up and fix up, we would all hold our head
just a little higher: from the realization that we keep a neat,
clean town here. It would be something which we could
justifiably hold up with pride before others as an example
of whatthey should be doing in their community, also.
WE HAVE A HEAD start in this clean up, paint up, fix
up business, you know. The city operates a sophisticated
solid waste disposal program, which is a giant step toward
our annual spring With the cooperative actions by the.city
we have no excuse for allowing our town to get that
excessively "lived in" look.
With twice a week garbage collection service: with
top-notch sanitary containers to place our household waste
in to hold until.the collection crew comes by our homes;
with periodical trash pick-up furnished free by the, city;
with ordinances in place to require our cooperation with the
service offered and prohibit the hap-hazard disposal of our
trash; we have no excuse for doing other than properly
handling what we intend to throw away, keeping it from
becoming nuisance or eyesore.
WE KNOWWE CAN depend on you .. and you and
you to expend the effort needed to gather up your
unsightly items which are lying about and dispose of them
properly thus accomplishing the neater, more pleasing
surroundings all of us desire.
Play Bal !
BASEBALL, IS NOW underway throughout the nation;
America's pastime has started another season. The game is
uniquely American in nature and almost uniquely American
n performance. The third 'world nations around the United
States and the island nations off our shores have taken to
baseball like women to credit cards. Even our out-spoken
enemy-Cuba-furnished more than its share of players for
AmerAan leagues; There is no political ide'loagy n'.the
game. If you can play good enough, you get the position, at
least for a year. Then, it's a dog fight to hold on to it and
keep someone else from usurping your position.
A couple of years ago. baseball was interrupted with a
hasty strike. Nobody could figure out why the players were
griping, given the kings' ransom salaries even mere players
were demanding .. and getting
MAYBE THIS SEASON will be different. Maybe it won't
be interrupted or delayed by a strike like the two previous
seasons were. It Would be a catastrophe to see baseball
degenerate into something nobody wanted to watch or be a
part of. It would be a shame to see a game which gives so
many people so much pleasure to watch, talk about, ponder
and participate in; torn asunder by the greed of some
players or club owners. We fear that if the unrest continues
for much longer in the big leagues this is exactly what will
happen. Baseball will once again become a game for kids,
played on an empty lot, with little or no resemblance to the
national pastime it has evolved into over the years.
IN THE MEANTIME, forget the posturing and bickering
and PLAY BALL
I won the first "award" of my
life in Miss Katie Owenby's kin-
dergarten class. That was way
back in 1953. And let me tell you,
I hopped right up there with my
chest stuck out when she called
my name, "And now, boys and
girls, for the 'Back Seat Next To
The Window, Left Side-Award'-
Kesl. .... "
Yogi won for the right side.
Miss Katie drove a big Ford sta-
tion wagon with real wood panels
on the doors. Me and Yogi fought
every morning fbr those back seat
window positions and I was kind
'a proud of my over-sized striped
sucker, which is what all the re-
cipients were presented, until
Yogi pointed out, "Shoot, we
couldn't win the best dressed
award. Look at usl And we
couldn't win for the neatest. And
certainly not for the most polite.
You have to stay inside the lines
and pick pink arnd light blue. to
win anything for coloring. And I
don't want to win a 'cutting out
award'l That only left clay model-
ing-and whei Ricky took 'Shap-
ing and Playing' honors Miss Ka-
tie really had to stretch to come
up with something for us."
The just won my first -
ever award afterglow began to
wane a little as his point sank in.
Even Corlis Archer won a sucker.
He was dumber than me and Yogi
put together! He got the "Being
"It ain't much of an 'award'
when everybody in the class gets
one." If Miss Katie had 'a been
handing out "Wise For His Age"
suckers, Yogi would have won go-
Forty odd years later even the
most casual of glances toward the
entertainment industry reveals
"The Katie Owenby Hand 'em Out
Syndrome" is alive and well. As a
group,, they are about the most
self-decoratiing people I've ever
heard tell of. And they make sure
there's enough hardware to go
around. .If you don't. get' the
Emmy this year, maybe it'll be
your turn for the Ace Award the
next. And there's always the
Tony's, the Espy's, the Golden
Globe's, the Soul Train Dance
Along Bronze Shoe Awards .....
If you can't act worth a hoot
or sing like Dwight Yokaim but
you're a pretty good all around
guy-don't give up, you could be
in line for a People's Choice
Award. If you can't "Make it" in
this country and you can find
Cannes, France, there may be a
Golden Palm with your name on
I used to worry about all
those daytime soap opera stars-
were they going to get lost in the
shuffle? Listen, these "charac-
ters" were way ahead of every-
body except Miss Katie, they pro-
duced their own awards show-
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
There's More To A Nae Than Meets The Eye
THIS COLUMN IS aptly-
named especially so this
week. You see, I'm not at my com-
puter setting this in the usual
time slot. Actually. I'm not sure ,
my computer Is even turned on
since I'm not at the office to oper-
ate it in imy own Inimitable fash-'
ion; the "seek and ye shall find"
method of typing.;: .
This week I'm supposed to be
in one of Panama City's best hos-
pitals-not the animal hospital-.
recovering from my surgery of
last Wednesday morning. I'm
supposed to be there IF Medicare
hasn't kicked me out and told me
to go home and get somebody free
to wait on me.
That's the only good thing
about having a bout with a sur-
gery procedure; having someone
wait on you for every need and
wish. I get that kind of care but I
don't get the luxury of getting out
ofwriting this blurb for a week or
'You be' sure to write your
column and editorials to occupy
By Wesley Ramsey
this page before you take off for a
couple of week's of idle activity," I
was told. There was none of the
expected, 'You Just rest anid re-
cover and enjoy daytime TV for a
week or two and we will take care
of everything here at the newspa-
per office while you are gone."
I guess when it comes my
turn to die, some smart astronaut
is going to pop up with, "Have
you, prepared some columns and
editorials a few weeks in advance
before you go?"
.THIS WEEK'S COLUMN is
truly an ETAOIN SHRDLU.effort.
That's "French" for "space filler" if
you didn't know.
Truly, ETAOIN SHRDLU is
nothing but a space filler, or "pi"
line, in the trade. Printers today
don't know anything about that
because everything they see
comes off computers, which have ;
no "'pi" lines., They have.. errors
and transpositions, but no "pi"
lines. Only the real printers, who
set type on: a machine made for
nothing p g except setting type-a
Linotype machine-know any-
thing about a "pi" line.
If you haven't had your shoe
filled up with hot, melted, type
metal when a Linotype machine
"squirted" from having a dirty
mouthpiece, yoi can't really ap-,
preciate what a real printer .
or a "pi" line, is.
COMPARING, A computer
with a Linotype for purposes of
setting type is like comparing a
Lincoln Tow1 Car with a go-cart.
There is no -comparison. They are
entirely different animals,and the
operator of the go-cart is not pre-
pared .to operate the Town Car
anymore than the computer oper-
ator is prepared to operate the
They're different. A computer
doesn't even have a decent "pi"
line on its keyboard. The nearest
thing it has is ASDF JKL:. Now, I
ask you; does that look anything
like a genuine "pi" line? Can you
get ETAOIN SHRDLU out of that'.
.. or even a reasonable facsimile?
I rest my case
DOWN HERE AT The Star of-
fice composing room--or that
which passes for a REAL compos-
ing room these "computer days"-
,the a1dies, who operate the ma-
chines all tell me that they are so
much more efficient than the old
Linotype used to be.
I just laugh at such evident
nonsense under my breath,
knowing full well they have never
worked on a- newspaper when
they. were real newspapers and
not just this new imitation meth-
od of putting out the weekly edi-
tion with comptiters [actually,
glorified typewriters], cameras,
film and such non-hot metal de-
vices. Their education in such
matters has been sadly neglected.
I just point out to them that'
one person with one Linotype ma-
chine used to set up The Star
'each and every week,, whereas it
'takes three operators of comput-
ers, four machines and me with
my hunt and peck system to do
the task now.
Although I will admit; with
the old Linotype days, I didn't
dare take two weeks off to have a
hip replaced, get the flu, break
my arm or anything else. I had to
operate the Linotype, which was
no simple task.
Now, I Just say, "I'm going to
have to be gone for a couple of
weeks to get a little elective sur-
gery done, so; handle itl" Then,
off I go, with only the admonition
to "get those, columns and editori-
als set, first"
THAT'S WHEN ETAOIN
SHRDLU comes in handy. The
computers may not have a realis-
tic "pl" line-ETAOIN SHRDLU-
.on their keyboard, but an enter-
prising old Linotype operator can
make do if he has to. The com-
puter operator has no such
choice. He has to go with what is
there, rather than get creative
with his options.
So, with this effort this week,
I have filled two purposes; dis-
played the flexibility of my experi-
ence and also shown you the
practical purpose of ETAOIN
SHRDLU-a "pi" line; or space fill-
S-THE STAR- Postmastr SUBSCRIPTIONS INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE'
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Port St. Joe, Florida 32456-0308 Post Office Box 308
by The larP rushitgCondp yo. FL Port St Joe, FL 32456-0308 TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertise-
Sas dt Pul Phone (904) 227-1278 ments, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage fur-
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S". V 6 SW N William H. Ramsey ............Production Supt. SECOND-CLASS POSTAGE PAID The spoken word is givenscant attention; the printed word is thought-
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SShirley Ramsey ...........Typesetter WEEKLY PUBLISHING oughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.
SShirley Ramsey .................. TypesetterP
St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
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April 6 11:37 a.m.H 1.3, 9:44 p.m. L -0.2
April 7 12:22 p.m. H 1.4 10:53 p.m. L -0.2
April 1:13 p.m. H 1.5 11:59 p.m. L -0.3
April 9 2:09 p.m. H 1.5
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Hunker Down with Kes by Kesley Colbert
Miss Katie's First Husband
Was Named Oscar
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1996
Wade Clark Auction Grand Opening
Wade Clark Auctions is excit-
ed to announce their Grand
Opening Auction to be held on
:Thursday evening. April 11 at
:7p.m. (E.S.T.) at the "Old Port
Theatre" in Port St. Joe. Although
the building still hasn't had a
complete face. lift, it has been
made safe enough to begin having
The Clarks plan to continue
restoration of the "Old Port Thea-
tre" over the next few years.
At this time, auction consign-
ments range from big to small
with something for everyone..
There will be something unique
given away as a door prize at ap-
proximately 8:00 p.m. Auctions
are often known to be quite enter-
taining and the Clarks cordially
invite one and all to attend this
Gulf Coast Electric RateDecrease
using 1,000 KWH per month will
see a $2.00 or 2.47% decrease in
their monthly electric bill. As a
member-owned cooperative, the
Board of Trustees and staff are
committed to continuing to give
the very best in electrical service,
striving to keep our rates down,
while providing additional value-
added services in response to the
needs and desires of our mem-
The Board of Trustees of Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative is
pleased to announce a rate de-
crease for the majority of its
members. General Manager Roy
Barnes says "f. you are a residen-
tial or small commercial member
using more than 600 KWH per
- month you will begin to see a de-
crease in your bill effective June
1. As an example, the member
even aired it at night, just like the money and Mom was half way
big guys. And don't fret about back to the house before I discov-
your favorite commercial going ered that Fess and the dog had
unnoticed, they weren't about to done come and gone. I had the
be left out. We've been applaud- wrong night!: I sat through two
ing (and awarding) best selling hours of some girl named Gi-Gi
ads since that little speedy alka- and an,old man singing to each
seltzer first, hopped onto the other mostly in a foreign lan-
scene. guage. Worst movie I've ever seen
I ,-They gave out an award the Hey, when that thing won the
other night for best cinematogra- award as best picture of the
phy. I didn't have a clue? I fig-' year-1 knew the fix was In!
ured it must be the movie indus- When I got promoted to the
Story's version of the "Being Here" Blue Bird reading class back in
Award. Listen, I don't go to the the third grade Mother a-warded
picture show for the cinematogra- me with a miniature cap pistol.
phy, the set design, the costumes First time she went off on an er-
or the animated short subjects. I rand Leon beat me up and took
wanna see John Wayne putting my pistol. When she came in I ap-
those reins in his. teeth and praised her of the situation,.
charging Lucky Ned Pepper. I "Leon's got my gun!"
wanna see Paul Newman and "Kesley. examine your heart
Robert Redford jumping off a sev- and see if you can't find a little
enty-five foot cliff into the raging 'sharing room' for your brother."
river below unconcerned over Next time she got out of ear-
Sundance's inability to swim be- shot he beat me up again.for "tell-
cause "the fall will probably kill Ing on him." I crawled to the back
you." I wanna see how high porch (as Leon headed down to
Clint's gonna hang 'em. I wanna the barn with my gun) and pon-
see Robert Mitchum fill that old dered long Into the afternoon on
'57 Ford with 100 proof and roar the pros and cons of handing out
out of Knoxville. I wanna see rewards for every little thing that
-Moonlight Graham get his chance ,goes on.
'to bat in the big leagues ..... "Course, nothing is gonna
We can sort out our own win- stop those movie folks. They all
ners! To conjure up big produc- have big houses with extra long
tlon stage shows to tell us who mantels and they've got to fill'em
was "best" is somewhat of an in- up with something. Why, a few
suit to our Intelligence. years back they even gave an
I got my "tip-off" on the movie award 'to Marion Brando for
industry back years ago on that mumbling-'course. I've got to ad-
Ill-fated night I didn't see Old mit. he mumbles a lot better than
Yeller. Mother let me out in front Gi-GI sings .......
of the picture show with my quar- Respectfully.
ter. I was inside, they had my I : K .; Kes
S.... ..- : ; ".
2nd Annual Carrabelle
Taking consignments now for April 20th auction.
dWade CCark AUCTIONS
904-229-9282 AB,39.AU,737 3, 3/28
Gulf County has been chosen
,,to receive funds to supplement
emergency food and shelter pro-
grams in the area.
The selection was made by a
National Board that is chaired by
the Federal Emergencv Manage-
HammmondLwel Hunter Fducation
Gulf County has one of the lowest
ad valorem tax rates of any small
county in the state, with no local
sales taxes currently imposed on
its residents and visitors.
Hammond stated that, if ree-
lected, he would strive to find av-
enues by which Gulf County's ad
valorem taxes may be further re-
duced, while making county gov-
ernment more accessible and effi-
cient, and continue to actively
seek grant funds to offset ad valo-
rem taxes; and to do everything
possible to assure public access
to all of Gulf County's beaches-
one of its most valuable natural
resources. "The people of Gulf
County first and foremost", con-
tinues to be the focus of his deci-
sions as a Gulf County Commis-
sioner, according to Hammond.
A TEAM EVENT TO
10 a.m. 4 p.m.
to use your feet to raise
,.; Iqnepy for the American
SCancer Society. Join the
ACS's Relay for Life.
Form a team and walk
on over to the high
school track and join
others who will be
having a great time
going around in circles
Call 227-7433 or"'
The Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission is offer-
ing a hunter education course in
Gulf County in April.
The course will be taught
April 13, 20, and 27 from 8 a.m.
until 5 p.m. at the, Long Avenue
Baptist Church in Port St. Joe.
Attendance is required at all
three class sessions in order to
complete the course.
Students will receive instruc-
tionr in a variety of outdoor and
hunter-related, topics and partici-
ipate in a range session during
the course. Hunter education
training is now mandatory for all
persons born on, or after June 1,
1975 who hunt in Florida..
Persons interested in attend-
ing this course are asked to call
the GFC's Regional Office in Pan-
ama City at (904) 265-3676 to
Leroy Nichols, Jr., died Sat-
urday morning while driving east
Son 15th St. in Mexico Beach. The
'Mexico Beach Police said that al-
though no major accident hap-
pened he ..suffered a massive
heart attack while behind the
' wheel. Nichols drove off the road
and into a ditch when found by
Jennifer Poole and LPN Linda
Butts who then started CPR.
EMS arrived and also admin-
Istered CPR but Nichols was later
pronounced dead at the scene.
Nichols had a history of heart
disease and was awaiting a heart
transplant. An autopsy is being
done to determine definite cause
Ii ~i 1 1III
Por St. Joel
ment Agency (FEMA) and consists
of representatives from The Salva-
tion Army, American Red Cross,
Council of Jewish Federations,
Catholic Charities, USA, National
Council of Churches of Christ in
the U.S.A. and United Way of
America which will provide the
administrative staff and function
as fiscal agent. The Board was
charged to distribute funds, ap-
propriated by Congress to help
expand the capacity of food and
shelter programs in high need
areas around the country.
A local board made up of-
members appointed by the Gulf
County Board of County Commis-
sioners will determine how the
funds awarded to Gulf County
are to be distributed among the
emergency food and shelter pro-
grams run by local service organi-
zations in the area. The local
board is responsible for recom-
mending agencies to receive these
funds and any, additional funds
available under this phase of the.
Even up your lawn .
with the Stihl FS'36.': "
STrimmer. It trims
-spots your mower can't.
Under the terms of the grant
from the National Board, local
governmental or private voluntary
organizations chosen to receive
funds must: 1. be non profit; 2.
have an accounting system and
conduct an annual audit; 3. prac-
tice nondiscrimination; 4. have
demonstrated the capability to
deliver emergency food and/or
shelter programs, and; 5. if they
are a private voluntary organiza-
tion, they must have a voluntary
board. Qualifying organizations
are urged to apply on or before
Gulf County has distributed
emergency food and shelter funds
previously with the Gulf County
Senior Citizens participating with
the Gulf County Board' of County
Commissioners. The funds for
1995 totaled $6,366.00, and pro-
vided approximately 3.537 meals.
Further Information on the
program may be obtained by con-
tacting R. Larry Wells, Adminis-
Strator: Gulf County Courthouse;
S1000 5th St., Port St. Joe, FL
32456; (904) 229-9112.
*30.2 cc; 10.1 lbs. without
- cutting head and deflector
for easy starting
Tap Action' head
S Adjustable loop handle
"Quality at A Fair Price"
ST. JOE RENT-ALL, Inc.
706 First St. Port St. Joe 227 2112
ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
530 Fifth Street
Gulf County To Receive
(From Page 2)
AsGo sYu.,Thought .PiedLs .Ta YuTink
DIne Restor aion Seminar
Learn Valuable Tips On Restoring
S Dune Strcturs By Planting,
Sea OOatsAnd Other Plants Native
STo The DuneEcosystem
April 15th, 7pm ET
Gulf County Courthouse
County Commissioners Meeting Room
I^ : and
Friday & Saturday
April 19 and 20
BAY COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Panama City
St. Joe Papermakers Federal Credit Unioni is offering
special interest rates for vehicles purchased in this sale
to qualified applicants.
S l, ,. ,.. W,,,-
LOANS MUST BE PRE-APPROVED. STOP BY ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS
FCU IN PORT ST. JOE OR WEWAHITCHKA FOR YOUR APPLICATION.
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS SALE WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, ONLY.
I jn- l 31
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 11. 1996
Cancer Society Now Has
Memorial Ribbons For Sale
Topic of Wellness Program
Edwin R. Ailes, Executive Di- stated that parent/teen relation-
rector of the Gulf County Guid- ships are frequently difficult, but
ance Clinic, Inc. has announced that simple efforts can make the
that the Clinic will be offering a relationship much more reward-
wellness program entitled 'Pa- ing for parents and teens. Laura
renting/Teen Relationships" on Rogers, counselor at the clinic,
Tuesday, April 16. The program will be the presenter for this pro-
will start at 6:30 p.m., E.D.T., gram. Teens and parents are wel-
and will last approximately 90 come to attend together.
minutes. The program will be
held at the Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Inc. Wellness Center locat-
ed at the corer of Williams Ave-
nue and Third Street in Port St.
Mr. Alles indicated that this
program will be of interest to all
parents who are interested in en-
hancing their relationships with
their teenage children. Mr. Alles
This program will be free of
charge to the general public. Reg-
istration will not be required.
Anyone in need of further infor-
mation on this program, may call
the Guidance Clinic at 227-1145.
Professional counseling,, family
therapy, and relationship coun-
seling can also be scheduled by
appointment at 227-1145.
The South Gulf County Unit
of the American Cancer Society,'
in preparation for its first annual
Relay for Life eventscheduled for'
May 4th, is selling ribbons in
honor or in memory of cancer vic-
tims. The ribbons can be pur-
chased for a $5.00 contribution
at the following locations: Citi-
zens Federal, First Union Bank,
Papermakers Credit Union, The
Star, Tyndall Federal Credit Un-
ion, St. Joseph Telecommunica-
tions and Wewahitchka State
IThe ribbons bearing the can-
cer victims names and any per-
sonal messages, will be placed on
a 'Wall of Memories" board to be
displayed during the Relay for
Life, event. After the event is over,
the ribbons will be displayed in
the foyer of the Gulf County'
Remember your loved ones
and help Gulf County continue
its fight against cancer. We have
nothing to lose and everything to
gain when we support the Ameri-
can Cancer Society. The money
we earn in our county stays in
Mr. & Mrs. Wilfong
United In Matrimony
Garden Club Roofing Project
This picture of the Port St.
Jpe Garden Club shows some of
the work'goiig on.
Patrick Tousignant, Roofing
contractor, is shown on top of the
club building as he removes the
old roofs. He had to remove three
complete roofs before the new one
could be put on. It was interest-
ing to note that this building was
constructed in 1925 for use as
the first Catholic Church in Port
The first roof was put on with
c4dar shakes. In tearing off the
old shakes. Mr. Touslgnant found
the entire cedar shake roof was
Card of Thanks
The Gulf County EMS crew
that was on duty April 4th wishes
to express our sincere gratitude
to all the citizens who stopped to
render aid to a driver involved In
an automobile accident on the
comer of 15th St. and 5th St. on
You all did a fabulous Job
and we appreciate it greatly. We
only wish -we know all your
names so that we could thank
you personally. It's people like
you that make our Jobs so much
May God bless you all,
Gulf County EMS
put on and then the steeple top
was ,built on top of the cedar
A shingle from the old cedar
shakes roof reads: "Gulf Manufac-
turing Co. HEARTS. Apalachicola.
The Port St. Joe Garden Club
is finally getting a new roof in-
stalled on their building on
Eighth Street in Port st. Joe.
They would like to acknowledge
the help of and extend many
Thanks to the following: Alfred 1.
duPont Foundation. Mrs. Tom
Coldewey, Dr..Tim Nelson. George
and Sharon Hean. Father Thom
Crandall, St. Joseph's Catholic
Church, Jesse Ball duPont Rich-
ard and Faye Logan, St. Joseph's
D.A.R', Port St. Joe Merchant As-
sociation and Citizens Federal
Card of Thanks
The family of the late Brenda
Jackson wishes to express their
'deep arid sincere thanks for the
food, cards and service rendered
during the death of our love one.
Our prayers Is for God to
bless and keep each of you.
Paula: Kimberly; and family
oiln we yt w ^ Y o v e4d
'kleasr cain ew u&!
HOURS: Tues.- Sat., 10:00 6:00
Waverly and Seabrook '
Wallcoverings ....... 30% off
Furniture and Accessories
505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe Phone: 229-6054
^ '* ~, 1''*-,:
On March 2 in a candlelight
ceremony performed by Rev. Har-
rison Cain, at 5:00 p.m. in the
Highland Presbyterian Church,
Stone Mountain, Georgia, Betty
Marie Wood was married to Terrill
Edward Wilfong. Betty is the -
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Butts of Port St. Joe and Terry is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harley
Wilfong of Festus, Missouri.
The bride was escorted down ''
the aisle by her father, Henry
Butts. She wore a victorian dress
of ivory satin and lace with a
chapel, train and carried a bou-
quet of a dozen roses. Her veil'
was of net and satin. trimmed
with teal blue rosebuds.
Matron of honor was daugh-.
ter of the bride, Deborah Britt,
who along with Kimberly Otwell '
and Angela Wilfong. daughters of
the groom, wore long, teal blue
satin dresses arid carried bou-
quets of mini-white carnations.
Granddaughters of the bride and
groom, Stormy Desiree Britt and
Samantha Marie ,Otwell .vere
flower girls and looked lovely in
long ivory satin dresses adorned
with teal blue rosebuds on the
Kevin Wood, son of the bride,
served as best man for the groom.
Groomsmen were Larry Otwell, !
son-in-law of the groom, Gregory
Britt, son-in-law of the bride, and
Wesley Britt, grandson of the
bride. Tristan Dakota Britt, a sev-:
en month old grandson of the ''
Stride looked handsome in his
Class of 1966o
The Class of 1966's 30 year;'
reunion planning meeting will be
held on Mon, April 15th at 7:00xO
p.m. at the Gulf County Public Li-
brary meeting room. All local
members of the class are enicour-.
aged to attend. '
The reunion committee needs'
help in locating the following
classmates: Ronald Atchison; Da-.I
vid Janes; Steve Major; Crystal,
Mapes Hughey; Margaret O'Bryan
Wright; Mark Rutland; Sherry-,
White Grier: and Rena Petty:
.If you have any information
please call Linda Wood at 229-
8628 after 5:00 p.m.
Addie Turns 76!
Addle Kerr recently celebrat-
ed her 76th birthday with family
and friends. Everyone enjoyed r
this special moment with Addle.
S She wishes to thank everyone
who shared this special day with
dark blue suit and bow tie.
Ushers were Tim Yeager,
nephew of the bride and Karwan
Hakima, close friend of the fami-
Sly. In the beginning of the cere-
mony, a taped version of the "Ha-
waiian Wedding Song", sung by
the bride and groom, was played.
Melba Arnold, sister of the bride,
sang 'The Rose" and Donna
Clemmons, 'sister of the groom,
sang "Wind Beneath My Wings"
and'The Lord's Prayer".
The reception was held in the
social hall of the church and ap-
proximately 60 guests were'tin at-
tendance for the dinner and for
the cutting of the three tiered
wedding cake. Hostesses. were
Georgia Fontana and Joyce John-
son. Assisting them were Jacquie
and Bill Keoho.
Director of the wedding was
Mavis Hirahara, sister of the
bride. Loren Conway attended the
guest book. Organist was Susan
Egler Is Chosen
As DAR Citizen
Christina Egler was chosen to
be the DAR Good Citizen of Faith
Christian School. Christina is the
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary
Egler of Overstreet. '
The qualities that are repre-
sented by this honor are those of
dependability, service, leadership
and patriotism. Christina has ex-
emplified these in her school ac-
tivities:and academics, in her ser-,
vice to her community and
church, and in her relationships
with her'peers and with those in
authority over her.
School winners vie for first
place in the chapter area which
covers Gulf and Franklin
counties. The chapter winner
then competes with all DAR Good
Citizens in the state of Florida.
IGA Corporate in conjunction with Coca Cola, Louisiana Pacif-
ic, Inc.. and your local IGA retailer (Rich's IGA) sponsors a Home-
town Tree, promotion to help beautify local communities by pro-
viding seedlings for planting for future growth.
In the photo above, Port St. Joe's Rich's IGA Manager, David
Rich, Jr. (center) is shown presenting seedlings to Gerald Lewter
(left) and-Carolyn Rish (right) accepting them on behalf of Port
St. Joe Elementary School and Port St. Joe High School.
BEST FOOT FORWARD
By Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrlst
Few moments in family life
equal the Joy and excitement over a
baby's first steps.
Great as that event is, it's best
not to try to make it happen earlier
than when a baby is naturally
ready to walk. Bear in mind that
the greatest rate of growth of a
child's feet occurs In the first year
or so. Muscles and other elements'
of the feet need tirie to develop. i
As the feet becoine more capa-
ble of bearing the baby's weight, he
or she begins to experiment. The
baby pulls itself upright in the
playpen and, holding on. manages
to stand. Walking actually begins
when the baby,
placing its hand .,
on a low table or
learns it can
walk by moving *m
the feet and shifting the supporting
hands at the same time.
Once the child begins to walk
unaided, arrange for an examina-
tion by the podiatrist to evaluate
- foot development .grzd func f'.- ,_
Preseheld in the'interest
of better foot care by:
.DR. STEPHEN J. GROSS, PODIATRIST
nA r A A
e Forces of Change
It is still considered impolite
or "confrontational" to suggest
there is a war over our culture
and values. But' look at today's
papers. In New York another fed-
eral court has found a constitu-
tional right to have a doctor help
end your life, the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology is threat-
ening to kick the ROTC off cam-
pus unless the Defense Depart-
A new program at Bay St. Jo-
seph Care Center has added an
incentive to the residents' lives
and a desire to improve both in
spirit and rehabilitation. Each
month at. the Resident Council
meeting, the members choose a
"Resident of the Month" who pos-
sesses a desire to participate in
activities and be a friend and
"Resident of the Month of March"
helping hand to others.
The second award goes to the
most improved resident; .ne who
has worked very hard to achieve
a higher quality of physical' and
mental functioning and partici-
pates in activities to their maxi-
Recipients of these awards
have been Wilda Huffman, Ottis
Stallworth and Jack Brown.
March winners aie Diane Barlow
and Dana Lee. Each were pre-
sented a certificate by the Council
president, Charles Simmons.
"Most Improved Resident", March
Wewa- Kinard 639-5176
'AT FLOWERING CRAB APPLES for
Wildlife. Check Our Stock for Spring
Panting Apple, Peach, Nectarine,
Plum, Japanese Persimmon, Pear,
Pecan, Pomegranate, Fig, Grape,
Satsuma, Orange. Kumquat, Lemon, Lg:
Camellias. Dogwood (red, pink &
white), Crepe Myrtle, etc.
S 1 00's of Dogwoods in Bloom
Large Selection of Azaleas
ment stops excluding gays, Newt
Gingrich is under attack because
he was critical of an art exhibit
that shows the U.S. flag in a toi-
let, and the L A. Times just cen-
sored the B.C. comic strip be-
cause it contained a poem that
was pro the Christian faith.
Each of these controversies
involves who we are as people,
what we hold dear, what our chil-
dren should be taught and the
balance between liberty and vir-
tue.' In each case the forces of
radical cultural change are on the
offensive. America desperately
needs more men and women in
public life who will defend family
In regard to the March 29th
hearing on beach driving, it is
reprehensible that the Chairman
of our Gulf County Commission
(Billy Traylor) expressed such re-
sentment and vehemence against
the new people who have moved'
into Gulf County. His statement
portrayed immaturity and lack of
understanding of his responsibill-
ty to represent all of the people of
New people have provided in-
vigorating social. Intellectual and
financial input into the county. It
is unfortunate that the very re-
sources they provide help support
a commissioner with such a limit-
ed and narrow attitude. A person
representing the County.Commis-
slon should help shed light on a
controversy rather than fan the
fires .which create hate and preju-
Fortunately, Mr. Traylor's at-
titude does not appear to be rep-
resentative of the entire Commis-,
sion. We've lived in St. Joe Beach
for fifteen years and except for
one/or two unfortunate instances
we have been treated fairly by
both the Commission and its em-
We take no stand on the
beach driving controversy. We
love our beaches and the spark-
ling waters of the Gulf. Our hope
is that the DEP will arrive at a de-
cision most beneficial to our eco-
William H. Roe
Dear Friends of Gulf County,
It is with deep regret that I
have to say goodbye to you, the
people of Gulf County. I ,have
recently accepted a position: in
Bay County and will no longerebe
working with the Gulf County'
Guidance Clinic, Inc.
There are too many to thank
personally, I am writing this letter
to let all of you know how grateful
I am to you. You have opened up
your hearts, your finances; and
your time to help make the
Juvenile Justice Partnership more
successful in both Wewa and Port
St. Joe. I will always remember
my time working with Gulf County
Guidance Clinic as one of great
I pray that this goodbye will
not be permanent as Gulf County
will always have a special place in
my heart. I have never worked in
a community which was so open
In accepting me into their homes,
businesses, and community activ-
ities. I thank you for these won-
Scott E. Johnson, M.S.
Complains of Coverage
I would like to assert the dili-
gent efforts of several individuals
presence at the March 19, 1996
City Commissioners' Meeting.
On numerous occasions the
local Star paper has mistakenly
left-out certain individuals who
addressed the City Commission,
and left-out the issues these indi-
viduals raised, concerning better-
ing the living conditions of north
Port St. Joe.
Over 30 individuals who re-
sides in north Port St. Joe, and
who participates in the City's re-
cycling program, were present at
this meeting. Several of these in-
dividuals who are taxpayers ad-
dressed the board concerning the
many complaints that they re-
ceived from others about the
City's recycling .program, the
trash, and the heavy loads of de-
bris scattered all over north Port
St. Joe. During this discussion,
special interest was directed ito
the care of the handicapped and
the illiterate residents of the en-
tire City of Port St. Joe who were
charged for not being able to re-
cycle their garbage.
After thoroughly reading the
report of the City Commissioners'
and the mayor's response to oth-
er issues printed in the March
21, 1996 local Star paper, we no-
tice that our concerns were mis-.
takenly left-out. It was obvious to
all present that the mayor gave a
lengthy response to all our Issues
raised. In a vehemently manner.
he responded "you people over
there needs to clean-up that filth
The local Star paper is very
important communication to peo-
ple whoksupports our diligent ef-
forts to better the living condif-
tions in Port St. Joe. When the
citizens of north Port St. Joe un-:
selfish acts in working together,
comes before the commission,
and the publisher not print'this
in the Star paper; this gives a
false and uncaring impression
about our neighborhood, to our
During each opening of the
City Commissioners' meeting we,
all (the commissioners, the pub-
lisher, the citizens) pledge to the
flag and pray to our father to bet-
ter community, but at the end of
the meeting some of us practice
Your efforts to correct this
mistake in the future will be ap-
preciated. It is pleasing' o ob.u
supporting readers to read that
our diligent efforts are for the bet-
terment of the community-
Liberty and Justice for All (handl-
capped. Illiterate, and certain in-
dividuals). Thank you..'
Gulf County Branch
Mourns Sudden Loss
of Secretary Brown
BROWN'S LOSS MOURNED. I
met Ron Brown in Washington.
D.C. in 1994, 1995, and 1996. He
was a man known for his love of
"hardball" politics and skilled in
,closing tough business deals.,
President Clinton said "Ron
Brown was the best advisor he',
ever knew and he was very good
at everything he did." Ron Brown
leaves a wonderful wife and two
children. He was respected
throughout the political commu-
LETTERS to the Bdit
Success For 1
,The Kids Instructional Day
Service; (K.I.D.S.) wound up its
Spring Fundraiser with a whop-
ping success! Congratulations to
Vicki Price, the 'recipient of
$100.00 worth of groceries from
Shown above selecting ;the
winner is Ashton Davis, daughter
of David and Elizabeth Davis, as
nity by both Democrats and Re-
publicans alike. He also was the
first black Secretary of Com-
1 mourn with the entire coun-
try the death of Ron Brown and
32 other Americans who perished
i n the plane crash along with two
representatives from Croatia. We
were blessed to have Mr. Brown
represent us as a public servant;
even if It was for such a brief time
Nathan Peters. Jr.
When Was It 8
With this global warming, I
.suppose everyone is aware" that
the winters will be colder, and the
summers will be warmer.
This, indeed, has been a
harsh winter, but I remember '"
teaching one day at what' is now
the Port St. Joe Elementary
School when the thermometer
showed eight degrees.
I should like to know what
year that was. And if any stu-
dents, remember that extremely
cold day, I should like to hear,
During a recent visit to my
beloved Gulf County. I learned
that precious few people know
Wayne and I have moved perma-
nently to Alabama: therefore. I
am going to give my new address:
Box 160'C25 '
Heflin, Alabama 36264
The Star has become even
more precious to us, now.
Margaret Key Blggs
David Rich, manager. displays
the winning ticket.
K.I.D.S. would like to extend
Its thanks to the community for
their continued support and to
Rlchs IGA for Its contribution to-
wards their fundralsing efforts.
The K.I.D.S. children did a great
job. Also they would like to thank
the parents of the youngsters.
Thursday Night Snooker
Tourney 7:30 p.m.
Friday Night 9:00 pm
Live Music of
The, Cypress Band
Ricky, Larry, Dave & Joe
Saturday Night 8:00 pm
Little Red's Bar
102 Reid Ave. Port St.
Joe (904) 227-2055
Sfitec d Oiee 4 Z '
One Set BROYHILL Reg. $659.75
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS ......... 45975
One Set CRAMCO Tilt & Swivel Reg. $519.95
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS .......,;. $33995
BASSETT RATTAN, Reg. $799.95
LOVE SEAT & CHAIR ....... 39995
nicEr DNO 25" ~ E R $499 95:
URC.A CONSOLE T.V.
RCA CONSOLE T.V.
ONE 27" Reg. $699.95'
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1996 PAGE 5A
To Hold Meeting
The St. Joseph Bay. Chapter
of the NSDAR will meet on
Wednesday, April 17 at 12:00,
E.D.T., at the Garden Center on
.. The program will feature the
winner of the Good Citizenship
Award. All members are urged to
Class of 1971
A organizational meeting" for
the class of 1971's 25 year reun-
ion will be Tuesday, April 23, at 6
,p.m. The meeting will be held at.
the St. Joseph Bay Country Club.,
All interested class members
are irged and invited to attend.
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PAi_ DJ_ TH TR OTS. O.F HRDAARL1.19
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Association will be selling
delicious 8 inch sub sandwiches
on April 19th from 11:00 a.m. un-
til 1:00 p.m. The public can stop
by the American Legion or the
Frank Pate and pick one up. The
proceeds will all go'toward the
building fund. The sandwich will
have three meats and cheese, let-
tuce. tomato and green peppers,
They will deliver' to, local busi-
nesses. The meal consists of a 8
inch sub sandwich, chips and tea
for $3.00. Please call 229-8466 to
place your order.
Regine Lucas, age 61. of Port
St. Joe died Saturday, April 6th
In a local nursing home. Regine
vwas born in Winchester. Arkan-
sas. and moved here in January
of 1979 from Arkansas.
She served as Public Heath
Nurse and was a member of Long
Avenue Baptst Church. ,
..She is survived by her hus-
band Jewell 0. Lucas of Port St.
Joe, two sons; Lee Fatherree and
Peyton Fatherree and wife Deb-
ble. Both reside in California.
Mrs. Lucas was preceded in
death by her brother. Bo Morris
and Is survived by another broth-
er John Collins. three sisters,
June Ackerman and husband
Harry of Texas. Hope Clement
and Emily Riggins and husband
Raymond of Arkansas: four
grandchildren, Joel, Thomas.
Taylor, and Jackson.
Funeral services were con-
ducted on Tuesday. April 9th in
Long Avenue Baptist Church with
Pastor J.C. Odom and Pastor
Curtis Clark officiating. Burial
took place In her home state of
Robert Dale "Bobby" Gainous.
139. of Orlando. passed away
Thursday. April 4 at his home. He
had been a resident of Wewa-
hitchlia for many years before
moving to Orlando 10 years ago.
Survivors include his son,
Buddy Brice Gainous of Clarks-
ville. Tennessee; his mother, Bet-
ty Gainous of Wewahitchka; his
*grandmother, Bonnie Springer of
Panama City; his brother, John
D. Gainous of Panama City; and
numer~~.YDrilebes and nephews.
'IA graveside. funeral service
was held at 10:00 a.m., C.D.T.,
Monday at Roberts Cemetery,
conducted by the Rev. Neal Mill-
er. Interment followed. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made
in his memory to the Robert
Gainous Fund at Wewahitchka
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Johnnli McCombs, 84. of
Port St. Joe. passed away
Wednesday morning in Gulf Pines
S Hospital in Port St. Joe. following
an extended Illness. A native of
Bay Point in Santa Rosa County,
he had been a resident of Port St.
Joe since the early 1940's. He
worked for St. Joseph Lumber &
Export Co.. and later for St. Joe
Paper Company until his retire-
ment in 1972. He attended Beach
Baptist Chapel. He was preceded
in death. by his wife Dessle
He Is survived by many niec-
es and nephews.
A graveside funeral service
was held at 11:00 a.m. (E.S.T.),
Saturday at Holly Hill Cemetery,
conducted by the Rev. William
Smith and followed, by intern-
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Alissa Lynn Foden passed
away Monday. April 1, at her
home in Wewahitchka.
Survivors include her mother,
Amy Lynn Foden: her brother.'
Kyle Flanagan. both of Wewa-
hltchka; her grandparents, Penny
Class of 1986
The Class of 1986 of Port St.
Joe High School is planning their
10 year reunion. If anyone knows
where the following classmates
can be reached please contact Re-
gina Williams at (904) 227-7196.
The classmates are Dexter
Baxter, Carmelita Clark, Tonya
Gaston, Michelle Holloman, Walt
Howard, Tony Kemp, Tammy
Phillips, Lisa Pollock, John Pat-
rick Murnan, Doug Robinson,
Timothy J. Watson, James Chris-
topher Williams, Kenneth Dykes,
Dewey Richards, Scott James.
Terrn Srickland. Lisa Vines, Greg
Dowls. and Tina Vitek.
Cannon of Wewahitchka, and
Christine and Frank Foden of
Leesburg: her great grandpar-
ents. Bernice Moore of Palm Har-
bor, and Barbara and Al Bezzo of
Leesburg: her uncle. Jeremy
Dunaway; and her god-parents.
Tammy and Tim Stein.
The funeral service was held
at 10:00 a.m., C.D.T., Thursday
at The Worship Center. conduct-
ed by the Rev. Charles Pettis. In-
terment followed in the family
plot In Jehu Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home. Wewahitchka Branch
Dottle Jackson. age 64. of
Wewahitchka died Monday, April
-1, at her residence. Born in Red
Bay, she moved here in 1981
from Panama City. She was a
homemaker for homebound pa-
tients and was employed by the
Gulf County Senior Citizens. She
was also a member of the Wor-
ship Center Church.
She is survived by her hus-.
band, David Lee Jackson of We-
wahitchka; one son. David Wayne
Jackson and wife. Donna of We-
wahitchka: and Bobble Brannon
and husband, Roger of Panama
City; seven grandchildren, Mi-
chael Stringfellow, Leigh Bran-
non, Alan Brannon, Melisa
Stringfellow. Cindy Jordon.
Randy Jackson and Chris Holly:
and one great-grandchild, Chris-
Funeral services for Mrs.
Jackson were conducted on Fri-
day. April 5, at 1:00 p.m. in the
Worship Center Church in Wewa-
hitchka with Rev. Charles Pettis
officiating. Iritermeht' followed in
'RobertsCemetery; In~leuropflvw- -
.ers donations may bj inade to the
building fund of the Worship Cen-
ter Church in memory of Dottle
Services were under the di-
rection of Gilmore-Southerland
Brenda Joyce Jackson. 48, of
Port St. Joe, passed away Mon-
day in Bay Medical Center. She
was a native and lifelong resident
of Port St. Joe until moving to
Panama City several years ago.
Survivors Include two daugh-
ters. Paula Coachman of Port St.
Joe, and Kimberly Jackson of
Panama City; four grandchildren;
one great grandchild; her mother.
Ruby V. Lewis of Port St. Joe:
one sister. Alma L. Thomas of
Port St. Joe; two brothers, Felton
Lewis of Port St. Joe and Jammie
Holley of Bronx, New York: and a
very dear friend. Eulesse Hutch-
ins of Panama City.
The funeral service was held
at 2:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) Saturday at
the New Bethel A.M.E. Church.
Interment followed in the:family
plot in Forest Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
We've taken the
hassle ut of pre-
qualifying for a
new or used car
The National Honor Society,
of Port St. Joe High School, will
hold its annual induction of new
members on April 29 at 9:00
a.m., in the Media Center. They
would like to invite all of the par-
ticipant's family and friends.
Also, all former Honor Society
members are invited and will be
Card of Thanks
I would like to express my
thanks to Dr. B. Scott Smith and
the staff at Gulf Pines Hospital for
the excellent care I received dur-
ing my stay there.
George H. Luebe
Track Team :
A track team club is being
organized at Port St. Joe High
School. Anyone who would like
to make a contribution to help
purchase new track and field
equipment may contact Coach
Show in the photo above is
Coach Gowan and Nathan Pe-
ters. Jr., District 4 County
Commissioner, giving a check
for $500.00 from his district's
recreation fund budget. These
funds will help in the forming
of the Track Team Club.
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brochure listing the common
types of non-prescription pain-
relieving drugs with an explana-
tion of what they do and possible
side effects, write: "An FDA Guide
to Non-prescription Pain Relle-
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HRS To Honor
During fiscal year 1994-95.
there were 98,834 hours donated
by individuals and 137,390 hours
donated by groups. The number
of volunteers were 6,004. There
was $1,872,318 in material dona-
tions for a combined value of
Donald Baxter of Marianna,
owner of the El Governor Motel at
Mexico Beach, donated furniture
to Sunland. Arrangements were
made for the Washington Holmes
Truck Driving School to pick up
the, furniture and deliver to Sun-
The Marianna Rotary Club
donated $1,000 to finance a
week-long camp at Cape San
Bias, Billy Joe Rish State Park for
the developmentally disabled.
The following is submitted in accordance with Forida
Administrative Code 62-708:
Argus Services, Inc.
provided one-a-week solid waste removal to the
residential units in the unincorporated areas of Gulf
County for the fiscal year ending September 30,1995 at
the cost of
$9.10 per month
for Residential Customers
Any additional arrangements, i.e., more frequent pick-up, the providing of
wheeled cars, etc. were arranged between the customer and Argus directly.
Commercial rates varied based upon container size and quantity,
and frequency of pick-up.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOB. FL 0 THURSDAY, APRIL; 11, 1996
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. APRIL 11. 1996
Lady Gators Have Good Week
Bryant had her second shutout of
the day, when she blanked Port
St. Joe Monday in Wewa. Bryant
pitched all seven innings for the
Lady Gators and gave up only.
five hits, two walks and struck
out 12. Alyson Williams picked
up the loss for the Lady Sharks
on the mound, pitching six in-
nings and giving .up nine hits,
three walks, and striking out one.
The Lady Sharks scattered
five hits off Bryant, but not at the
right times. Gena Johnson was
two for two, Lindsay Williams was
two for three, and Heather Fields
was one for three.
Diana Taunton led the hitting
attack for the Lady Gators going
two for two'with two RBI. Aimee
Pridgeon, Mandy Little, Thelma
Bryant, Amanda Davis, Ashley
Lister, Ginny Huthinson, and
Sara Carter each had one hit.
Thelma Bryant and Ashley Lister
each had an RBI.
PSJ 000 000 0-0 5 3
WEWA 203 110 X-7 9 0
WEWA 11,,SNEADS 0
The, Wewahitchka Lady Ga-
tors improved their record to (17-
3) with Monday's win over
Sneads. Thelma Bryant and Gin-
ny Hutchinson combined to pitch
a perfect game for the Lady Ga-
tors. Bryant pitched the first
three innings, striking out seven
1996 Wewahitchka Lady Gators
Shown in the front row, from left, are Kristin Jones, Mandy Little, Dawn Gortman, Thelma Bryant.
'Jasmine McMillion, and Stephanie Alderman. In the back row, from left, are Diana Taunton, Amanda
Davis, Ashley Lister, Aimee Pridgeon, Ginny Hutchinson, Sara Carter, and Tiffany Smith. ,
iBobby Bowden Gold Tourney April 25th
SThe Panama City Area Semi- ,. ,Bowden's National Tour. The
nole Club will be hosting the 50th tournament will be held at the
Football Anniversary Bobby Bow- Panama Country Club, and will
den Golf Tournament and Dinner kick off with a shotgun start at 9
on Thursday, April 25th. The a.m,. The entry fee is $50.00. Priz-
event is part of FSU Coach Bobby 'es will be awarded to winning
teams after the tournament.
Lady Sharks Win District Game
PSJ 13, JEFFERSON 10
Emily Thompson led the Lady
Sharks offensively going two for
two with two walks and a home-
rnin. Gena Johnson picked up the--',
S win for Port St. Joe giving up ten
hits in seven innings. The Lady
Sharks improved to (3-1) in dis-
PSJ 900 110 2-13 5 3
JEFF. 103 003 3-10 10 7
The Lady Sharks will host
Wakulla Monday, April 15 at
5:00, and travel to Bay High
Tuesday, April 16 at 4:30.
RUTHERFORD 18, PSJ 7
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
got off to a rough start, while
Rutherford played almost to per-
fection. The Lady Sharks hit the,
ball hard, but Rutherford's de-
fense blanked the Lady Sharks
for the first three innings.
SAlyson Williams started off on
the mound for the Lady,Sharks.
pitching three innings and giving
up seven hits and five walks. Wil-
liams was relieved in the fourth
inning by Gena Johnson who
pitched one inning. gave up four
hits and one walk.
The Lady Sharks came alive
late in the game scoring seven
runs in the last two innings. The
leading hitters for the Lady
Sharks were Dee Horton, two for
three with. three RBI, ,Eminy
Thompson, two for two with two:
RBI, Lindsay Williams, one for
three with an RBI, Brigette God-'
bL fiey, one for two, and Alyson Wil-
lams, one for two.
The Lady Sharks' JV team
lost to Rutherford's JV 7-6.
PSJ 000 52- 7 710
RUTH. 553 5X-18 11 3
SPSJ 6, BRISTOL 8
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
dropped their record to 6-9 with a
loss to Liberty County Tuesday.
Liberty County scored five runs in
the first inning off three hits, two
walks and two Port St. Joe errors.
Dee Horton sparked a sev-
enth inning rally with a two-run
single, but the Lady Sharks fell
short. The leading hitters for the
Lady Sharks were Dee Horton, .
two for four with two RBI, Jo-
Lynne Parker, two for four,
Heather Fields, Gena Johnson.
The Women of New Life
Christian Center will be hosting a
breakfast on Saturday, April 13,
at 9:00 a.m. The breakfast will be
held at the Union Hall on 6th
Street in Port St. Joe.
All women are invited to come
out and enjoy the feast of spiritu-
al, food as well as food for the
Lindsay Williams. and Michelle
Martin each had one hit.
PSJ 101 010 3-6 8 4
BRISTOL 510 020 X-8 7 2
The Bobby Bowden Dinner
will be held at Howard Johnson's
in the Boardwalk Beach Resort
the evening of April 25th. Cock-
tails will be served at 6:00. and
dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m.
A special 50th Football Anniver-
sary Highlight film will be shownT
following the dinner. Seating is-
limited. Tickets to non club mem-
bers will be available beginning
April 8th on a first come, first
serve basis. The cost for Seminole
Club members is $20.00 per per-
son: non members is $25.00 per
of the nine batters she faced.
On the offensive end, Bryant
added two doubles and Aimee
Pridgeon had two singles for the
SNEADS 000 00- 0 0 3
WEWA 253 1X- 11 11 0
WEWA 4, BRISTOL 1
The Lady Gators defeated Lib-
erty County in a District 2-2A
make-up game last Wednesday in
Wewa. Freshman right-hander
Thelma Bryant improved to (15-2)
as she pitched a three-hitter with
seven strikeouts and one walk.
The leading hitters for the
Lady Gators were Mandy Little
and Thelma Bryant with three
,,hits each. Jasmine McMillion
added two hits for the Lady Ga-
.BRISTOL 000 100 0- 1 3 1
WEWA 201 010 X- 4111
BRISTOL 4, WEWA 2
Liberty County jumped on
Wewahitchka early scoring two
runs off of Amy Brock's triple in
the first inning. Liberty County
added a pair of unearned runs in
the fourth inning, handing Thel-
ma Bryant (15-3) her third loss of
WEWA 200 000 0-2 3 2
BRISTOL 200 200 X- 4 4 3
It is time again ior cheerlead-
ing try outs at Port St., Joe High
School. Any girl in the 6th
through 1lth grades who wants
to try out must sign up no later
than April 12 in the high school
office or with Judy Williams, Mar-
tha Sanborn, or Ruby Knox. The
girls must bring their 5th six
weeks report card showing that
they have at least 2.0 grade point
Girls should be ready to prac-
tice on the first day with an ath-
.letic physical, parent permission
form, and comfortable clothes.
Practice will be April 29th
Through May 2nd and May 6th
through 7th, from 2:45 until 4:00
p.m. in the high school gym. Try
outs will be on May 8th beginning
at 3:00. Good luck, to all those
t Wors ipatthe
Ch7~urch of Your
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Tops In Bench Press Competition
Four Port St. Joe men participated in a bench press competi-
tion held recently at Carrabelle's Fitness For Life Gym. Luis Cordo-
va bench pressed 410 pounds for a first place finish in the heavy-
weight class, and Bruce Dawson won in the 150-158 weight class
with a bench press of 275 pounds. !
Terry Williams took first in the 190-198 weight class with a
bench press of 360 pounds. Kendall Pinkney placed first in the 170-
179 weight class with a bench press of 335 pounds. Both Williams
(shown on the left in the photo above) and Pinkney (on right) are
members of Body Works inPort St. Joe.
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LL. Lanier Jr. asks you to remember
-GULFCOASTECTRI COOPERATE 'S
at Wewa Headquarters, Saturday, April 13,1996
VOTING IS FROM 8:30 AM -12:00 NOON CDT
Vote for and Re-elect
TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2
"Keep our program working successfully"
Support L. L.Lanier, Jr.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. -L 9 THTTRSDlAY, APRTIL 11, 19n9
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE _
A COMPLEX PROBLEM
S High pressure can mean anything from a local weather report
to a persistent salesman. But when you insert the word "blood"
in between, it takes on its most important meaning a sign of a
: disorder of the body's cardiovascular system. The effects of high
blood pressure and certain of its causes produce injury to the
heart, the blood vessels and the organs they supply.
There are a great many prescription medicines that a a
physician can prescribe to help relieve this condition. Very little
is known as to what is the actual cause in'many cases. If you
have an elevated blood pressure follow your doctor's advice very
'A GREAT MANY PEOPLE ENTRUST US with their pre-.
scriptions, health needs and other pharmacy products.
We consider this trust a privilege and a duty. May we be
your personal family pharmacy?"
Buzzett's Drug Store
317 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe
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:".. /lews On Dental Health
If you wear dentui
want to make thi
possible use of tl
chewing food and mai
the shape of your faci
you chew food, for e
chew straight up an
and place equal we
both sides of your jaw
chew sideways or only
side of your mouth, t
cause your dentures tc
can also injure the su
tissues and resi
abnormal wear o
Even though you n
have natural teetl
should still be brus
least once a day. Br
soft tissues on whi
dentures rest so y
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
Tips On Using
res, you stimulate the blood supply
e best and help keep your gums
hem in healthy. Particular attention
ntaining should also be paid to
e. When keeping your dentures clean
example and free of food particles.
d down If your dentures should
ight on become loose after several
C. If you years' wear or if they become
on one damaged, don't try to fix them
;his can yourself. Let your dentist
o slip. It examine them to see if the
pporting dentures need repair or
ult in replacement.
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h, you Prepared as a public ser-
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ush the health. From the office of
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ou canAve., Phone 227-1123.
Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
Sharks Defeat #1 Ranked Fla. High
PSJ 10, CHIPLEY 4
Port St. Joe did most of their
damage in the bottom of the first
inning, sending 12 batters to the
plate and coming away with six
runs. Cameron Likely led off with
a single, Jesse Colbert followed'
with another, and Ryan Yeagqr
drove them both in with a double .
Wayne Summers, Doyle Crosby.
Barry Adkison, and Cameron
Likely all collected RBI singles in
the first inning.
Port St. Joe combined three
pitchers for a two hitter. Adkison
got the start on the mound for
the Sharks and went three in-
nings giving up three unearned.
one hit. and two strikeouts. Keith
Saleh relieved Adkison in the
fourth Inning, throwing one in-
ning and allowing one run on one
hit. Russell Young (5-1) relieved
Saleh in the fifth inning and
pitched three innings, struck out
six and gave up no hits to get the
The Sharks (12-2) leading hitb
ters were Cameron Likely with
two hits and two RBI, Wayne
Summers had two' hits and an
RBI, and Brian Jenkins had two
Des Baxter (10) lays down a
squeeze bunt to score Wayne
Summers from third base dur-.
ing Monday's game against Chi-
Five Points R/C
The Five Points R/C Flyers
Club will hold its monthly meet-
ing on Thursday. April 18 at 7:00
p.m. In the Gulf County Library
Conference Room In Port St Joe.
Any person interested in re-
mote control airplanes is invited
to attend the meeting.
Bi-athlon To Be
Panhandle Runner and Tri-
athletes will hold their annual bi-
athlon on Sunday, April 14 at Sa-,
linas Park on Cape San Bias. The
event consists of running 2.3'
miles, followed by biking 17 miles
and then running another 2.3
This year the bike route will'
be changed due to delays in re-'
pairing the damage caused by
Hurricane Opal to Hwy. C-30 i
the area known as the "Stump
Hole." The substitute route will bde
from Salinas Park to the end of
the Indian Pass peninsula.
For further information, con-,
tact Ed Knight at 229-6784.
hits. Charlie Lanford and Des
Baxter each'had one hit.
CHS 000 400 0- 4 2 2
PSJ 602 101 X- 10 10'2
PSJ 4, OWENSBORO 2
Port St. doe again got excel-
Slent pitching from three pitchers
who combined for a five hitter in
a 4-2 win over Owensboro, KY.
Keith Saleh started for the
Sharks and gave up two runs on
four hits in four innings work.
Russell Young (6-1) relieved Saleh
in the fifth and gave up two hits
in two innings and picked up the
win. Ryan Yeager got the save in
the seventh, striking out two bat-
ters for the Sharks (13-2).
Port St. Joe's Jesse Colbert
got hit by a pitch to begin the
sixth inning. Yeager followed with
a single, and Wayne Summers
walked to load the bases. Trailing
2-0 the Sharks got all the offense
they needed from Brian Jenkins'
The leading "hitters for Port
St. Joe were Cameron Likely with
two hits, Des Baxter with two
hits. Jesse Colbert. Ryan Yeager,
and Doyle Crosby all picked p u
one hit each, ;.
OHS 100 100 0-2 5 0
PSJ 000 004 X-4 8 1
PSJ 10, FLA. HIGH 6S
,Port St. Joe got solid pitching
and clutch hitting as the #4
ranked 3A Sharks (14-2) knocked
off #1 ranked Florida High 10-6.
The Sharks sent their ace to the
mound, as did Florida High, but
Brad Smith had the better day.
Smith (6-1) gave up four runs.
two unearned, oh five hits, and
struck out six batters in six in-
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
their monthly PPC and FPOA
bullseye matches on Saturday,
April 13. The matches were can-
celled because of rain last week-
end. The PPC match will start at
9:00 a.m. and the bullseye match
Trophies will be awarded for
each match. The entry fee is
$3.00 for each match. All hand-
gun shooters are Invited to partic-
ipate in the club's' matches.
For more information call
Yank Lyle at 227-1323 or John
Fadio at 229-8421.
nings of work to pick up the win.
Ryan Yeager relieved Smith in the
seventh and gave up two un-
earned runs and struck out two
to seal the win for the Sharks.
Doyle Crosby had the big bat
in the third inning for the Sharks.
Trailing 4-2 with the bases loaded
and two outs, Crosby cleared the
bases with a triple off the center
field fence to put the Sharks up
The Sharks leading hitters
-ka ". '-
Brian Jenkins (5) clears the
bases in the sixth inning of the
Owensboro, KY game with a
grand slam home-run to put
the Sharks up by two. The
Sharks won both of their
games during Tuesday's Day of
were Brian Jenkins, who was
three for three with two doubles
and a triple, Jeff Player had two
hits, Wayne Summers had a hit
and three RBI, and Des Baxter
had a hit and a RBI.
FL. HIGH 031 000 2- 6 4 3
PSJ 005 401 X- 10 8 4
Port St. Joe is now (4-0) in the
district and (14-2) overall and will
travel to Florida High Saturday,
April 13 at 1:00 (EDT) to deter-
,mine the #1 seed in the district.
Wewahitchka will host the
annual Wewahitchka State Bank
Day of Baseball Thursday, April
11 starting at 1:00 (CDT). Mon-
day, April 15 they travel to Port
St. Joe at 6:30 (CD'T, and Tues-
day, April 16 they host Malone at
SWEWA 6. APALACH. 8
Tranum McLemore picked up
the loss for Wewahitchka In the
semifinals of the Quincy Recrea-
tion Department Spring Baseball
Wayne Luebe lead the Gators
offensively going three for four at
WEWA 002 200 2-6 7 1
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Indian Pass Marine
S 2178 Hwy. C 30 227-1666 Port St. Joe
Simmons Bayou across from Pic's
BP Convenience Store
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Area visitors join us for 18 holes of golf
for only $19.95 plus tax.
Golfing offer good through May 31, 1996.
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Pate's Service B Tire Center
Announces New Ownership
flames M. Mock & 8. R. Wifllams, Jr.
Come See Us for All Your Automotive Needs!
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1996 PAGE 1B
Numerous benches were gathered under the oaks on the moment and enjoy some of the entertainment provided
shores of Lake Alice so: that festival goers could rest a throughout the day.
One of the many singing groups which performed
Saturday at the Tupelo Festival.
Ben Lanier is
shown selling some of his famous tupelo honey at the Tupelo Festival.
--..People enjoyed the crafts and exhibits despite the overcast day and rain... _
People enjoyed the crafts and exhibits despite the overcast day and rain.
A mime group from Honeyville Methodist Church renders a dramatic presentation.
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In spite of a little rain and
slight chill in the air, the 7th An-
nual Tupelo Festival kept Wewa-
hitchka buzzing from early Satur-
day morning until late that night.
According to Chamber presi-
deit, Carolyn Husband, approxi-
mately 2.500 people enjoyed the
activities held under the beautiful
spreading oaks at Lake Alice
Park. This figure was slightly off
from previous years but was still!
a good overall turnout.
SThey toured the numerous
arts, and crafts booths setup
around the festival site, were en-
tErtained by singing groups and
drama, and enjoyed plenty of
food, ranging from fried catfish to
Tupelo honey sticks.
Various clubs, organizations
and businesses in Wewahitchka
Joined together to provide much
of the entertainment and' food
booths during the day.
The Wewahitchka Chamber
of Commerce sponsored the
event, which kicked off with the
5KC Honey Run with 43 runners
pairtclpontlng, followed by an
.Egtr e'egg hunt enjoyed by 150
.pds. festival festivities, and
',,ound up with a second big night
_of-odedo events at T. L. James
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Electric Cooperative, Inc.
S HOLDING ITS
48TH ANNUAL MEETING
at the Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Headquarters
located on Highway 22 in Wewahitchka.
Saturday, April 13, 1996
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative members are invited to:
att ed and enjoy good food and professional entertain-
Sment by Country Gold Band. Entertainment begins at
9:00 A.M.' The annual business reports and points of
interest will be presented by your Cooperative officials.
Make sure to register for the grand prizes: Three (3)
$100 Credits on Electric Bill and An Electric Grill,
approximately 40 general prizes, and a door prize for
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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1996
Centipede Lawns Are Good Choice For Area
Recognized for Long Service
Hazel Harrell has been serving the people of Port St. Joe and
the surrounding area as a cashier for many years. A reception
was held on March 29 honoring her for her loyal and dedicated
service at SAVEWAY Food Store (now Piggly Wiggly) for the past
S20 years. She is shown above receiving a plaque from store own-
er, George Duren, expressing appreciation for her loyalty and
many years of dedicated service. "Ms. Hazel" will continue work-
ing as a cashier at the Piggly Wiggly serving its customers and
her many friends.
What Is A Physician Assistant?
Physician Assistants (P.A.'s)
provide a significant amount of
the medical services available to
Franklin County residents. They
are among the most visible, ac-
tive. and respected members of
the healthcare community and,
yet, many people don't fully un-
derstand their role. A question of--
-ten asked by patients Is "What's a
A physician assistant (PA.)'is
a highly skilled healthcare profes-
sional who provides a broad.
range of medical services, in both
primary care and specialty areas,
under the supervision of a li-
censed physician. The physician
does not need to be physically
present when the PA. provides
medical services, but must be
.available for telephone consulta-
,tUon if needed. A P.A. always
Works under physician supervi-
sion and the supervising physi-
clan always maintains overall re-
sponsibility for patient care. And
the 'scope of a P.A.'S practice is
determined by the supervising
physician working within the
framework of the state regula-
The P.A/physician relation-
ship permits a broader distribu-
tion of. health care services and
improves the access to those sei-
vices, especially in rural and
medically under-served areas. Pa-
tient waiting time is reduced and
there is more time for questions,
counseling and education. This
helps to increase the level of pa-
tent understanding and compl-
ance, which in turn reduces the
cost of health care delivery.
Flexibility is the byword for a
physician .assistant, especially
Theatre Scholarship Auditions
The Division of Visual and
Performing 4rts at Gulf Coast
Community College will hold au-
ditions for theatre scholarships)
on April 24 from 4:00 p.m. until
6:00 p.m. Any interested college
students and graduating. high
school seniors are invited to at-
Participants will be required
to present two contrasting mono-
logues or one monologue and one
song. For more information about
the scholarships, call 872-3887.
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618 W. 23rd Street
Panama City, FL
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Motel St. Joe (PSJ)
1st Thursday each month
when working in a rural area.
Gulf Pines Hospital's Wayne Ble-
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Llank Cozine spend time operat-
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ing hospital inpatient and emer-
gency room services, doing home
visits (i.e. "house calls"), and as-
sisting with specialized medical
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Selecting a lawn grass for
Florida's sandy soils can be a ma-
jor task. Focusing on the advan-
tages and disadvantages of the
varieties most commonly grown
in Florida should be given top pri-
ority by homeowners.
Centipede grass produces a
medium lawn with good shade
tolerance and very few mainte-
nance problems. The biggest
drawback with centipede grass is
its poor salt tolerance. So, we
don't recommend it for beach
areas. My information on starting
and caring for a centipede lawn
was provided by Extension Urban
Horticulture Specialist Dr. Robert
Black, located at the University of
Several types of centipede
grasses are grown in the United
States. But here in Florida, we
use only common variety.' You
can start a centipede lawn with
sod, sprigs, or seeding is the most
It's best to plant centipede
seed between April and Septem-
ber. Planting just before the rainy
season is ideal because you must
keep the soil continuously moist
until the seedlings are well estab-
It you've never bought centi-
pede seed before, you're hi for a
mild shock when you get to your
garden center. At first glance, the
seed price seems outrageous.
But, seeding is still cheaper than
sodding or springging 'that's be-
cause a little seed goes a long
way. In fact, four ounces of centi-
pede seed is enough for a one
thousand square foot area. That's
good news in terms of seed cost.
But, it can be bad news when it
comes to spreading the seed over
the lawnsite. You'd have a hard
time spreading such a small
amount of seed evenly over such
a large area. So, mix the seed
with some kind of carrier, such
as sand, to make it easier to dis-
Once you get the seed in the
ground, one of the most impor-
Stant factors in establishing your
centipede lawn in proper fertillza-
tion. Unlike many plants, centi-
pede grass needs very little ferti-
lizer. In fact, the more fertilizer
you apply the more serious pest
problems become. In most cases,
one yearly application of 15-03-
The Wewahitchka High
School Project Graduation would
like to thank Wewa Tire Service
for donating the set of tires that
was given away at the Tupelo Fes-
tival. Ticket sales for this drawing
were very successful. It contribut-
ed greatly to the effort of fund-
raising for the "lock-in" for the
seniors. Congratulations to Lillian
Russ, the lucky winner of the
Tickets are now on sale for a
football from Florida State Uni-
versity, with Bobby Bowdenand
all the team member's auto-
graphs on it. The football .will
come in a plexiglas display case.
You can purchase tickets for
$1.00 from any of the following
locations: Wewa State Bank,
Fishers Building Supply, Pitts
Pharmacy, Harold's Auto Parts,
and from Wewa High seniors. The
tickets will also be on sale at the
REA's Annual Meeting on Satur-
day, April 13. The football will be
on display this Saturday at the
Panama City Mall in front of the"
Finish Line, between the hours of
10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tickets
will also be sold at this time.
Project Graduation would like
to thank everyone who has sup-
13 or 10-10-10 complete fertilizer
is all that's needed.
You can add extra nitrogen in
the summer if the grass seem to
ported the effort to raise money
for a "safe celebration" for the
be losing color. Jist don't add ni-
trogen in late summer or early
fall. Centipede grass that's had a
lot of nitrogen will brown off very
quickly after a frost and lose its
One of the common problems
with centipede grass is chlorosis,
or yellowing, caused by iron defi-
ciency. As we said earlier, centi-
pede likes acid soil. If your soil is
too sweet (too alkaline) the grass
can't get the iron it needs. You
control iron chlorosis by lowering
the soil pH, or by adding an iron
fertilizer usually ferrous sulfate or
an iron chelate (KEY-late).
Centipede pest problems in-
clude insects called ground
pearls. These can be especially
troublesome, because there's no
good control available. Lawn cat-
erpillars, grubs, or crickets, and
nematodes, also damage centi-
pede. For pest control inforia-
tion check with your garden cen-
ter or County Extension Office.
Gulf County Planning and Development
Review Board Meeting
There will be a meeting of the Gulf County Planning and
Development Review Board on Tuesday. April 16, 1996,
at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., in the County Commission Meet-
ing Room. The Board will consider the following items:
1) Variance Application Parcel #06266-040
2) Application for a Preliminary Development Order
Sweetwater Shores Subdivision
3) Variance Application Parcel #01369-060R
4) Application for Small Scale Map Amendment -
Interested persons may attend this meeting and, be
heard regarding this issue. For further information, con-
tact the Gulf County Planning/Building Director at (904)
229-8944 or (904) 229-6111.
o'tc. April 11. 1996
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Florida Leads Nation
This dolumh Is provided as a service of the Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc., a professional counsel-
I, ng and mental hdeth center it is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment ser-
'v es. ,,. : .
S,: My son has Attention Deficit
Spisorder andtakes Ritalin twice a
day. I'm worried, about, him
becoming addicted to it, or it
causing him to want to experi-
rpent with other drugs. What can
;you tell me about it?
First, let me say. I am not a
;medical doctor and you really
need to talk about your concerns
with the doctor who prescribed
the Ritalin. However, I can tell you
That aggressive treatment of
Attention Deficit Disorder using
medications, education and coun-
seling has the most promising
outcome for students like your,
Think of the Ritalin as a pair
,of eyeglasses, not as an antibiotic.
It's something your son will need
over a long term. If it appears your
son is having some undesirable
side effects, go back to your
physician for some "fine tuning".
S It takes a little time to find the
optimum dosage for any of the
medications used to treat
Recent research indicates
that Ritalin can cause a 94%
improvement in behavior and a
76% Improvement in paying
attention to task. Ritalil is a stim-
ulant, and it should not be given
to individuals with a history of
Drug abuse or dependency.
However, I would not be con-
cerned about addiction when the
medication is monitored by a
physician or case manager and
the other two things (education
and counseling) are present In
addition, there is no particular
relationship between the use of
Ritalln that is effectively moni-
tored and future drug experimen-,
Once again, let me emphasize
that medication alone has not
shown the greatest benefit in the,
treatment of Attention Deficit
S Disorder. Too often, children are
prescribed Ritalin or another
medication and no parental coun-
seling and educational services
are obtained. If your child Is to be
considered for medication, be '
sure that you work with your
physician, a mental health profes-
sional and your child's teacher.
Gloria Dumas, M.S. S.S.P.
Nationally 'Certified School
:. Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
SAve., 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
Hamp Smith of Tallahassee Wright said the program was
and Benny Parmer of Hilliard, created to recognize hunters who
which Is near Jacksonville, don't take the larger bucks and thank
know each other but they have them for their willingness to have
something in common. This hunt- their deer officially measured.
ing season Smith and Parmer 'This increases our database but
killed two of the largest scoring it also recognizes hunters for be-
bucks in Florida. ing the conservationists they are.
Smith's 11-point was killed he said.
December 26 on private land in Sometimes, wildlife reservists
Leon County and measured an hold deer scoring sessions In
impressive 140-5/8 on the Boone towns or communities where
and Crockett (B & C) scoring sys- there's an Interest. On March 7
tem. Parmer's.-..9,ppinL t..scoredl ,- one.of these.sessions was held at
137-4/8 and a an JaJa -, theW.ata l -r e4J t-
24 on private Jjnd In.-.ja.dksqn ment In '.Libety, County where
S County. hunters showed up with more
Both deer were scored for the than 40 racks.
Came and Fresh Water Fish Com- Wildlife Biologist Don Francis
mission's Florida Buck Registry who worked with the reservists at
(FBR). Tom Wright, Business the Bristol session said one of the
Manager for the Commission's Di- deer racks scored was a 13-point
vision of Wildlife. maintains the non-typical rack taken December
records of the more than 2,450 10, 1976 in Martin County. The
racks scored in Florida since the owner, Frank Suggs, lived in
FBR began in 1982 2." south Florida at the time but has
"Our volunteer wildlife resenr- since moved to Calhoun County.
ists do the vast majority of meas- Although unknown for the
during and recording, along with last 20 years. Suggs' 13-point is
their other tasks," Wright said. now recognized through the FBR
"We simply couldn't handle this as the largest non-typical deer
program without their participa- ever killed in the south Florida
To make the FBR. he said Wright encourages anyone
typical racks must score at least with a Florida-killed whitetail tro-
100 B & C and non-typicdl racks.' phy that's never been measured
125. Everyone who has a rack to call the nearest GFC regional
scored receives a letter'from the office and make an appointment
Commission. Those individuals to have It scored. The Panama
Whose racks score at least the City number Is (904) 265-3676.
minimums receive an 8-1/2 x 11
inch certificate suitable for fram BiggS Is Honored
ing and a shoulder patch. -
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
2251 W. 23rd St.
PANAMA CITY, FL 32405
For Poetry, Prose
Margaret Key Biggs has been
notflted by Dr. Sue Walter, Chair-
man of Letters of the National
League of American Pen Women,
that she has won three awards in
the 1996 Biennial Letters Compe-
For prose. Blggs won first
place In The Gift of a Letter
Award with "A Letter to Wayne."
For poetry, Biggs won a Sec-
.ond Honorable Mention In the
Della Crowder Miller Memorial
Award for a Petrarchan sonnet
entitled. "The Indigo Bunting."
She won Third place for the Eliza-
beth M. Campbell award for a re-
ligious poem entitled. With a Lit-
tle Faith..Even the Size of a Grain
of Mustard Seed.
Awards will be given at the
Centennial year Letters Banquet
in Washington. D.C.. In April.
Dr. Fran Carter of Birmingham
Is the outgoing national presi-
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One drink too many. A lapse
In attention when behind the
wheel. Horseplay. Those are just
a few of the things that can lead
to an accident on Florida's water-
ways an accident that all too
often can turn deadly.
As it has for 18 of the past 20
years, Florida once again leads
the nation in boating fatalities.
And once again, officials with the
Florida Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission (GFC) are urg-
ing boaters to take precautions
while the agency makes Its own
plans to fight the problem.
Many GFC officers are cur-
rently undergoing rigorous train-
ing In BUI (boating under the In-
fluence) enforcement, accident
reconstruction, water rescue and
boating safety. Three officers have
been selected to attend a prestig-
ious course directed by the U.S.
Coast Guard. The National Boat-
ing Safety Instructional Course
began March 4 at the Coast
Guard Reserve Training Center In
Yorktown, Virginia. and lasts .two
weeks. Highly trained officers
can prevent tragedies on the wa-
ter. so the course will give the
GFC yet another tool to Improve
boating safety efforts.
'The better prepared we are.
the better able we'll be to stop ac-
cidents before they happen," said
Capt. Paul Ouellette, the GFC's
boating safety coordinator, who is
attending the Coast Guard
course. "And If we can't prevent
an accident, we want to be ready
to take action when one happens.
That means helping victims with
first aid. finding who's responsi-
ble and finding out why it hap-
GFC officers were once again
kept busy during the 1995 boat-
ing season. They investigated 254
accidents on Florida's freshwater
waterways (which include 12,000
miles of rivers and streams and
three million acres of lakes and
impoundments). Those accidents
led .to 29 deaths and 146 injuries.
Thirty of those accidents were al-
cohol related. However, more ac-
cidents may have been prevented
because of GFC preparations. Of-
fiders dedicated nearly 92,000
man-hours to boating safety pa-
trols:in 1995. They checked more
than 155,000 vessels and han-
Sdied out 3,223 boating-related ci-
tations and 6,656 warnings, the
majority for vessel safety viola-
Current statistics point to a
new alarming trend the possible
danger involving personal water-
craft (PWCs). There were 501 ac-
cidents involving PWCs In 1995.
and that accounts for 38 percent
of all accidents reported. PWCs
are also the fastest selling seg-
ment of the boating industry.
"It's just another thing for
people on the water to worry
Aboutt" Ouellette said. "People op-
erating PWCs need to be aware of
what's going on around them at
all times. Around swimmers or.
other boaters, attention and pre-
caution are the keys to safety.
'The GFC is also taking steps
to stop potential problems in that
area. Some of our officers now
use PWCs to patrol, and they re-
ceive specialized training before
they do so. Our officers are also
working closely with PWC rental
companies to help train their em-
ployees and customers in safe
Ouellette said better prepara-
tion is becoming more and more
necessary as Florida grows. More
people are coming into the state
Please Call Stan or Timi
for an Appointment
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Mr. Wayne Retires
Saturday. March 30th marked the last day for Wayne Creel to
do service at the local BP station. Wayne retired after 34 years of
quality, friendly service. Mr. Creel came to Port St. Joe in 1962
from Geneva. Alabama and proceeded to make many friends, fix oo-
dles of tires, pumped countless gallons of gas. He will be missed
greatly by all of his former patrons.
starting at $29.95
In Boating Fatalities
every year, both permanently and riblefrom happening."
on vacation (the GFC estimates
that more than one million ves- The GFC offers free boatin
sels use state waterways each safety courses in all parts of th
year). Arid many people operating state throughout the year. Oue
those, vessels aren't prepared:. lette urges everyone interested i
when they take to the water. :call their local GFC offce for Ir
"That's why we urge everyone formation on upcoming classes.
who mriight operate a boat to The numbers are: Northwe!
. please take a boating safety Region (904) 265-3676, Nortl
course," :Ouellette said. "It's the east Region (904) 758-0521
same with.any piece of complicat- Central Region (904) 73:
.ed machinery the more you know 1225. South Region (941) 64f
beforehand, the better prepared 3203. Everglades Region (40
you are to: prevent something ter- 640-6100.
THE TREAD MILL
IS COMPLETELY BACK!
The Tread Mill is proud to announce the receipt
of a Disaster Loan for equipment lost during
Hurricane Opal in October of 1995. After many
months and a lot of paperwork and red tape, we
now have a
New State-of-the-art Hunter
that will help us do a better job for you.
We would like to thank all of our customers for their business
and patience during our rebuilding efforts. Without people like
you, we could not have survived. May God bless each of you.
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S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURfEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
S FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 96-17
IN RE: Th' Estate of
MAXINE E. KUHLMANN,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
MAXINE E. KUHLMANN. deceased, File Number
96-17, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 5th
Street, Port St Joe, Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of' the Personal Representatives and
their attorney are set forth below.
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 notice was served
that challenges the validity of the Will, the
qualifications of the Personal Representative,
venue orjurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration is April 4, 1996.
// IDA GLOVER
758 Forrest Park
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
/s/ WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH & GIBSON, PA
303 4th Street
P. O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO 0066806
2tc, April 4 and 11, 1996
The Gulf County Board,~of County Commissioners ''
will hold a public hearing Tuesday. April 23. 1996
at 6:05 p.m. .E.S.T. to consider the adoption of an
ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE OF GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA.
RELATING TO THE CREATING OF LIENS TO
RECOVER THE COSTS OF THE COUNTY IN
PROVIDING MEDICAL/DENTAL SERVICES TO
THOSE INDIVIDUALS IN THE CUSTODY OF THE
COUNTY. PROVIDING FOR JUDICIAL
DETERMINATION OF THE VALUE OF SERVICES
PROVIDED; PROVIDING FOR INDIVIDUAL
RESPONSIBILITY FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR
SERVICES PROVIDED. PROVIDING FOR LIENS:
PROVIDING FOR COLLECTION, PROVIDING FOR
OPPORTUNTrY TO CONTEST VALUE
DETERMINATION; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABIITY: PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
2tc, April4'and 1I. 1996.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 5960-25
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation intereted in
selling to the County the following:
One (I) walk behind type. air cooled
goline powered ditch trencher. Must
e capable of trenching 4" a 3s
Specifications can be obtained from the Gulf
County Water System at 1904) 229-9005 or 1000
5th Street. Port St. Joe,. Florida 32456.
Delivery date must be specified.
Uquidated damages for failure to deliver unit on
specified date will be set at 825.00 per day.
Please indicate on the 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..
E.S T., April 23. 1996. at the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court. GulfCounty Courthouse, 1000 Fiflh
Street, Port St Joe, Florida. 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
/s/ Billy E Traylor. Chairman
2tc. April and I I 1996.
INVITATION TO BID
S. QOF WEWAHITCHKA
DBOe HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM
Th City of Wewahltchka as a part of Its
Community Development Block Grant Housing
Rehabilitation Program wil accept bids on the
rehabilitation of the following housing units
1I. 148 Olter Road
21. 337 Harden Circle
3) 165 Jehu Road
4). 155 North 2nd Street
ALL BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND A
PRE-BID ALTHOUGHU' ON THURSDAY.-APRIL
25. 1996. 900 am. CDT, AT WEWAHITCHKA
Bids will be received untl 2.00 p.m. CDT on
Friday. May 3, 1996 at which time they will be
opened and read aloud. All bids must be
submitted on the Bid Proposal Form presented at
the pre bid conference. Bids received after the
deadline will not be accepted
All Bidders who have not pre-qualfled with the
City ofWewahitchka CDBG Housing Rehabilitation
Program must submit the qualification
qurequments with their bid to be considered
eligible. For further Information on the contractor
qualification requirements contact David L Hines
at (904I 627 2363.
The ity of Wewahitchka reserves the right to
reject any or all bids.
As Close as Your Telephone
Truck Cranes *' Auger & Pole Setting
Bucket Trucks 100' Bucket Tree
Service Sign Erection Trusses *
Steel Erection Roof Mat Placement
Serving Gulf & Franklin Counties
Including Mexico Beach
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
; THE CIY OFWEWAHITCHKA IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY/FAIR HOUSING COMMUNITY
2tc, April 11 and 18, 1996.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC BEARING
ABANDONMENT OF ROAD
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida, at
its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 23, 1996, at
6:10 p.m., E.D.T., will consider abandoning the
Interest of the county and the public In and to the
following described land in Gulf County, Florida.
acquired for road purposes:
SAbandoning the west end of Bream
street between Deer Avenue and
Squirrel Avenue in Howard's Creek.
Notice of adoption of the resolution abandoning
the said road right of way will be_ published one
time a newspaper of general circulation in Gulf
County, Florida. and the proof of publication of the
notice of hearing, the resolution as adopted, and
;the proof .of publication of adoption of such
resolution will be recorded in the Public Records of
Gulf County, Florida. Adopted in open session this
12th day of March, 1996.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
/s/ BnllyE. Traylor, Chairman
Attest: Bermy C, Lister, Clerk:.
Itc, April 11, 1996
IN THE COUWIY COURT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
JACKIE EARL SHEFFIELD and
.bONNIE RAY SHEFFIELD,
vs. ., ,CASE NO.: 6-56-CA
THE ESTATE OF JACK SHEFFIELD.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE ESTATE OF JACK SHEFFIELD, his
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all their parties claiming by
through, under or against him or the estate and
their respective unknown assigns, successors In
interest. trustees and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate. or whose exact legal
sacus Is unknown, claiming under any of the
; above named or described Defendant or parties or
claiming to have any right, title or interest In and
to the lands herinafler described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on
the following described property In Gulf County.
All of Block 12.; ecept: 'Begin at the
Northwesterly corner of Block 13 and
run southerly a distance of 35 feet
blong the Westerly boundary line of sad
block to a point: thence easterly and
parallel with the Southerly boundary
line of sald block to a point where said
line intersects the Northerly boundary
line of said block, thence northwesterly
along the Northerly boundary line of
said block to the Point of Beginning.
according to the OBflclal Map of the
City of Port St. Joe. Florida on file in
the Offce of the Clerk of Circuit of Gulf
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses. If any, to N.
on CHARLES A. COSTIN. ESQUIRE. Plaill's
attomey, whose address is Post Office Box 98 Port
SL Joe, FL 32456,. on or before May 9lh, 1996.
and to file the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or
imrredately thereafter otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded In the
Complaint or Petition.
DATED ON April 8, 1996
As Clerk of the Court
By: /a/ Marian Parker
As Deputy Clerk
4tc. April 11. 18. 25 and May 2. 1996.
State of Florida
Department of Environmental Protection
Notice of Appication
The Department announces receipt of an
application for permit from Ron Kronenberger.
Assistant Secretary. 0 M.B, Florda Department of
Correction, 2601 Blair Stone Road. Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-2500 to obtain a permit to operate
the 0.350 mgd extended aeration wastewater
Treatment facility with reclaimed water discharged
to a 48.1 acre sprayfleld Irrigation site. The
activated sludge wastewater treatment plant will
service Gulf Correctional Institution. The project Is
located off Stone Mill Creek Road in Wewahltchka,
This application is being processed and Is
available for public Inspection during normal
business ours. 8:00,am..to 5:00 p.m.,. Monday
through Friday, except legal holidays. at 160
Governmental Center, Pensacola. Florida
32501-5794. Any comments o objections should
be filed In writing with the Department at this
address. Comments or objections should be
submitted as soon as possible to ensure that there
is adequate tme for them to be considered in the
Department's decision on the application.
ltc. April II. 1996.
"Candidate uallfying Period" begins April 17,
1996 at 12.00 noon and ends April 24, 1996 at
12:00 noon for persons wishing to file as
candidates for the following offices-
COMMISSIONER. GROUP IV
Filing forms are available in the Supervisor of
Elecons Office, Gulf County Courthouse
THE CIY OF PORT ST. JOE
By: /s/ Pauline Pendarvis
ltc. Apil l. 1996.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9596-27
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County. Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation interested in
selling to the County the following
One (1) Fire Fighting Apparatus. 1967
or newer. Must have minimum 1000
gallon capacity tank with 1250 GPM
Pump. Automatic Transmission. Deluge
Gun or capabilities for Deluge un
Additional Specilcations can be obtained from the
Gulf County Chief Administrators office 1904)
229-6111 or 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
Delivery date must be specified.
Uquidated damages for failure to deliver unit on
specified date will be set at S25.00 per day.
Please Indicated on the 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.,
E.D.T.. April 23, 1996. at the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court. Gulf County Courthouse., 1000 ftlh
Street. Port SL Joe, Florida. 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMM ISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
lsl Billy E Traylor, Chairman
S2tc. April I I and 18. 1996.
NOTICE OF IMPOUNDED ANIMALS
April 1996 :
To Reclaim animals contact the Port St. Joe,
Police Department from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through; Friday.
DESCRIPTIONi '. SEX .'
Small Gray/White Cat Unknown 03/14/96
Medium Gray/Black Cat Unknown ,03/14/96
Medium Orange Cat Unknown 03,15/96
Medium Grey/White/Black Cat Unknown 03/15/96
Small Black/Gray Dog Male 03/25/96
Small Red Dog (2 Flea Collars) Male. 03/26/96
Large Brown/Black Dog Female 03/26/96
Medium Red Dog (Gray Collar) "Female '0,4/01/96
Large Black/Gray Dog Male 04/08/96
Large Brindle Dog Female 04/05/96
Medium Gray/White Cat Unknown 04/02/96
Large Gray Cat knownn :04/03/96
(No collar on cats)
., Itc.April11, 1996.,
SJFPC Trio Retires With 128+ Collective Years of Service
Herman Ard began his employment December 1, 1949, 46 years, four months ago. as Sample Clerk in the Laboratory. He left to serve
our county in the armed forces in September. 1950 and returned in October, 1952 as Stock Tester. In April, 1954 he was promoted to
Chief Container Tester (later renamed Lab Operator) and remained until his retirement this month.
Ray Brant was employed from October 15, 1956 as Corrugator Laborer and served in various positions in the Finishing, Laminator,
Shipping. Jordan Room, and Maintenance Departments until February, 1980. He worked as Assistant Operator in the Paper Machine De-
partment until his recent retirement concluded 39 years, six months of service. ,
Upon his employment on May 26. 1953, Kit C. Mashburn was a Car Loader in the Shipping Department. He spent the next 42 years, 11
months working his way through various duties in that department until he was promoted to Operator, where he remained until his retire-
ment earlier this month.
The retirees are shown in the photo above with their supervisors. From left are: Herman Ard. Tom Clements. Eric Howell, Ray Brant,
Bobby Jackson, and Kit Mashburn. :
Health Needs of Adolescent:
Identified at Conference
A two day conference title
"Basic Concepts in Identifying the
Health Needs of Adolescents" will
be held April 23-24 at Gulf Coast
Community College in Panama
Margaret Awad. MSN, com-
munity-health nursing consultant
with the department of Health
And Rehabilitative Services. and
Virginia Miller. MS. assistant in
research development with the
HRS State Health Offce, will
present on topics such as psycho-
social development, nutrition in
adolescence and the legal status
of minors regarding consent to
School health nurses, nurse
practitioners, family planning
nurses, social workers and health
eduLators are encur.aged to at.r,
tend, Cpninuing 'geducato cred,
It ivill "b"e a wirded, qr nursee,
through Tallahassee Mei6rial Re-
gional Medical Center.
The conference is sponsored
by Big Bend AHEC, HRS. Family
Health Services, and the School
Health Program. For more infor-
mation. contact Gina Thorne or
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BID
BID NO. 9596-26
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County. Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation Interested in
providing the following services to the County:
Emergency Bids for the Demolition and
removal of debris of structures
destroyed by Hurricane Opal.
Speciications can be obtained fom the Gulf
County Solid Waste Department. 1001 Tenth
Street. Port SL Joe, FL 32456 or by calling 1904)
227-3696 or FAX (904) 227- 18 5.
Delivery date must be specified.
Lquidated damages for failure to deliver on
specified date will be set at 825.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
sealed bid, the Bid Number, and what the bid Is
Bids will be received undl 12:00 p.m.. Eastern
Standard Time. April 18. 1996. at:
OfBce of the Clerk of the Circuit Court-"
Gulf County Courthouse
1000 Fifth Street
Port St Joe, FL 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMM]IWIONERI
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
/s/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
Itc, April II, 1996
Jill Lowe, Big Bend AHEC, (904)
Cpl. James Ard
Marine Lance Cpl. James B.
Ard, son of Donna Ard of Port St.
Joe, recently reported for duty
with third Maintenance Battalion.
third Force Service Support
Group. Okinawa. Japan.
Ard's new assignment is an
example of how Navy and Marine
Corps men and women are as-
signed to ships, squadrons and
shore commands around the
world. Whether serving in the
Persian Gulf near Iraq or in the
Adriatic Sea near Bosnia, people
like Ard are making a difference
as they work to improve their
knowledge and skill ,as part of the
most highly technical naval force
Ard is a 1994 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School and
Joined the Marine Corps in De-
Rep. to Visit
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.S.T.. except
on national holidays.
If you cannot go to Panama
SCity, you may meet the social se-
' curity representative at the Gulf
County Courthouse on the first or
third Monday of each month from
11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m..
In April. the representative
will meet next in Port St. Joe on
Say You' Saw
lt In, The Star -
Se Us for All Your
New, Used, Vans, Trucks, Cars
See Becky Wood PHONE 229-6961
1995 Chevrlet S10
Truck, ext. cab, 10,000 miles
1995 Jeep Wrangler
5 speed, 4 cyl., 500 miles
Carr's Auto Sales
1976 Hwy. 98 West Highland View
Phone 229-6961 ..
Grand Opening AUCTION!
at old Port Theatre, 312 Reid Ave., (downtown). Port St. Joe on
Thursday, April 11th at 7 PM, EDT. Furniture including Broy-
hill sofa 5-pc. sectional (walnut), old coins, antiques and
glassware, posters, sports cards, computer & miscellaneous,
tools & MORE! Surprise door prize at 8 PM. Also accepting
consignments for future auctions. 10% Buyer's Premium.
Wqade Clark AUCTIONS
904-229-9282 AB1239AU 737
O Yanice Cogburn
* Custody :
* Real Estate
* Wills- Probate
324 REID AVENUE PORT ST. JOE
!,6r : Fa -r ;/ t
ome dffe e
* ,,. ," .
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0 Colombo Yogurt Capuceino Sodas *
gugqr Free & Fat Free Products
SBanna Splits Root Beer Floats
ome Made Waffle Cones 0 Milk Shakes e
SHrs:'Closed Tues., Mon.-Thurs. 11-9, Fri.-Sot. 11-9:30, Sun. 11-5, (EST)
Highway 98-Mexico Beach
: i ::j:'
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1996 PAGE 5B
WHS, and all other s
Gulf County are currently
encing the annual ritual
"Spring Break", a greatly
elated week away from
that this year just hap]
coincide with the end of
six weeks. I think every
ready for the tieoff. Now
return Monday, April 15
renewed vigor knowing
weeks of classes remain.
unless you are a senior
grows short for this claim
dally if they happen to
to Mexico with Mrs. Aile's
Registration is Jus
completed; except for a fe
glers, thanks to Mrs. Woc
and Mrs. Cox. and Mr.
I'm sure some adjustme
have to be made as the t
Gulf County Scd
French Fries, Butterei
Cake, and Milk.
TUES-Meat Loaf, Pc
bread, and Milk.
bage. Beans, Hush
Fruit Cup, and Milk.
cheese. Tossed Salad,
Beans. Toast, and Milk
P FRI-Corn Dog, Frencl
English Peas, Cake, an
From the Principal of
by Larry A. Mathes
schools in to block scheduling falls into
y experi- place.
al called The week without students is
y appre- providing another benefit. Mon-
i classes day a.m. first thing, a serious
opened to cleaning up around the front of
f the 5th Wewa High School will be done.
rone was Mr. Roy Carter. County extension
they can agent and Board member, Oscar
5th with Redd were on hand to help direct
only six the operation including grass
This is, cutting, trimming, blowing, and
r- time much dirt and mulch spreading.
ss, espe- A big thanks for their assistance.
be going This helps to free up our mainte-
class! nance people for other problems
t about that need completion.
aw strag- Baseball, softball and track
oten, Mr. are using this week to good ad-
Monks. vantage, especially Thursday, the
ents will llth. The 'Wewa Bank Day of
transition Baseball" will be held at WHS.
Come out during the day to see
who is playing. There should be
hools plenty of activity. Games will
probably extend on into the
SI hope we can return to
ndwich, school without having any stu-
d Corn, dent hurt during the holiday. So
many students seem to spend
potatoes their fee time unsupervised and
Corn- in activities that often result in
accidents or getting in trouble.
s, Cab- Judging by things we often hear
Puppy, (some true, some not), it seems
that many students place them-
meat & selves n harms way. The prevail-
Gre ing attitude is "it won't happen to
Green me." They do not consider what
the consequences might be, even
h Fries, when those consequences might
id Milk. have life long effects. Please think
before you actl Come back safe.
I ^ I FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
:0 L CHURCH
i 9.jl 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Ih .l SUNDAY WORSHIP .................1....10a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL................................ 11 a.m.
(U S N)s *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST AMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
-" '.. ..."'- T~30 .otbrid '1.900i rr.(ET)"* ""' '. "
S+Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
STHE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)
The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School ...... 9 a.m. CDT
SWorship Service 10a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7p.m.
th a n
Discover God's love!
B:AP1TIST C':HURCH / -
1601 Long Avenue ort SL Joe 229-8691 ,
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5:45 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children's choirs 6 p.m.; Children & youth missions
7 p.m.;:Prayer & devotion 7 p.m.; Adult.Praise Choir 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth
FIRST 84 PTIST CHORCN
Jim Davis, Pastor
823 N. 15th Street 648-5776
Sunday Bible Study (all ages) ..................9:00 CST
Morning Worship .......................................10:00 CST
Evening Worship ........................................6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) ............6:30 CST
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
.2420 Long Ave.
\o\. Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School .......... .......................10 a.m.
Moming'Worship .................. .........1 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..............................................6 p.m .
Wednesday Evening ....................... .............7 p.m.
Port St. Joe Elementary School
By: Cindy Belin
Our annual Career Week will
be held the week of April 15-19.'
Parents, community and busi-
ness people' have been Invited to
come and share their career expe-
riences with our students during
this week. Please spend 'some
time during this week talking to
your child about the importance
of education and training, after
high school, for their Job and ca-
As a part of our Career Week
our school is collecting pennies
for the Gulf County Scholarship
Program. This program provides a
scholarship to all students who
attend a post secondary institu-
tion. Last year our school collect-
ed $260.00. Our goal this year is
to collect at least $300.00. Please
send your pennies to school be-
fore Friday, April 19.
Sixth Grade Parents Meeting
: "There will be a meeting for all '
parents of sixth graders, on
Thursday. April 18 at 7:00 in the
auditorium. This meeting is being
held to discuss all the exciting
events for our sixth graders. All
parents are encouraged to attend.
Track and Field
SOur annual Track and Field
will be held on Friday. April 19th
at the Shark Football Stadium. If
you own a Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School t-shirt you are asked
to wear it on Friday, April 19th.
Let's all show our support for the
Port St. Joe Elementary School
SBaked Goods and Drinks Needed
,:, Our P.T.O. Is asking that 2 li-
ter drinks be sent to school be-
ginning Monday. April 15 and In-
dividually wrapped baked goods
should be sent on Thursday,
April 18 or Friday. April 19. The
drinks and baked goods will be
sold at Track and Field Day.
Report cards yill be sent
home on Monday. April 22. If you
would like to schedule a parent/
teacher conference, please call
S Celebrity Readers Week will
be held April 22-26. Business
and community leaders will come
and read to our students and
share with them the importance
Sat Port St. Joe Elementary School
will be held on Friday, April 26
from 8:30-1:00. If your child
plans to attend Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School please bring.
your child: copy of his/her birth
certificate: copy of his/her social
security number; proof of immu-
nization; proof of physical (since
For more information please
call Cindy Belin at 227-1221.
.Free or Reduced Lunch Program
Students whose adult house-
hold income has been affected by
a temporary loss of employment
my be eligible for participation In
the reduced and free school meal
program. Affected parents may
pick up application forms in the
School office. If you have ques-
tions, please call Temple Watson
at 229-8256 or 639-2871.
Progress Reports Sent Home
Progress reports for the final
grading period will bsient home
on Friday, May 3. If you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.
GFC Seeks Photos
The Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission (GFC) is assist-
ing the National Law Enforcement
Officers Memorial in locating'pho-
tos of two wildlife officers who
died In the line of duty.'
Johnny Iigrami and Earl
SSharp are among 12 of Florida's
wildlife officers who died on the
Job since 1947. Ingram died No-
vember 25, 1951: Sharp died Oc-
tober 1. 1947.
The memorial in Washington.
D.C, maintains a collection of
Photographs and biographical in-
formation on law enforcement of-
ficers who lost their lives while
carrying out their duties through-
out the country. However, the
memorial and the GFC have been
unable to locate photos of Ingram
Anyone who knows of photo-
graphs of the two officers should
contact Henry Cabbage with the
GFC at (904) 488-4676 or Aimee
Holloway with the memorial at
The National Marine Fisher-
ies Service and the University of
West Florida are conducting a
study of speckled trout popula-
tions from Peridido Bay to Apa-
The study is being funded by
the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection using mon-
ey from salt water fishing licens-
es. An important aspect of the
project is to determine the size of
trout caught by recreational an-
If you are Interested in partic-
ipating in this study by providing
length data on any trout you
catch, including those released..
please contact Doug DeVrles or
Chris Palmer at the. Panama City
National Marine Fisheries Service
lab. Call 1-904-234-6541. collect.
Sale To Benefit
NHC HomeCare is having a
yard sale on Saturday, April 20.
from 7:00 a.m. until noon. The
yard sale will take place behind
their office building on the corner
of Hwy. 71 and Hwy. 98.
All proceeds from the sale will
benefit the Gulf County Senior
Citizen's new building Come out
and support this worthy cause.
GCCC Students: Fee
Payment Is Different
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege is in the midst of a major
computer system conversion that
will impact all of the college's op-
erations. According to Computer
Services Director Herman Dan-
lels, the conversion is occurring
In response to state requirements
',The college has become a
member of the UNISYS Consor-
tium, a group of five state com-
munity colleges that will share
and modify software programs to%
provide continuity in reporting to
the state." Daniels said. "Ulti-
mately, this consortium will pro-
vide savings in computer opera-
In addition to Gulf Coast,
Pensacola Junior College, Seii-
nole Community -College, Pasco-
Hernando Community College
and Polk Community College are
participating in this consortium.
While college personnel are
learning the new system, stu-
dents will also be impacted by the
conversion. "It's important for our
students to understand that we'll
be registering them a little differ-
ently," explained Director of Ad-
missions and Records Roy Smith.
"Understanding the payment of
fees will be especially important
Smith said that: students
should ensure that, after their
Jees are paid by scholarship.
grant, loan or their own funds
they receive a statement with a
.balance of zero. If students have
gone through the registration pro-
cess and their statement doesn't
show a zero balance, they are at
risk of being dropped from their
.Students should check with
the omfce or organization that
. provides their funding to discuss
'"In the long run, our registra-
tion process Will be quick and ef-
ficient. In .the meantime, we're
asking our students to be patient
with our changes."
S"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
F_ First Baptist Chiurch
102 THIRD STREET. *PORT ST. JOE
Sunday School 9:45 am
SWorship ............11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm'
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
\ .' d
Church of Praise
For three nights, starting
April 17th through the 19th, Fel-
lowship Church of Praise will be
holding revival services. Speaker
will be Elder Earl Best.
Services will start at 7:30
p.m. (EDT) for each night. Fellow-
ship Church of Praise is located
at Main and Martin Luther King
Pastor Garland would like to
invite everyone to come.
Easter has come and
gone. What do we do until
the next year? I believe
that now is the time to
plant a spiritual garden. In
2 Corinthians 9:6 we find,
The point is this: he who
Oliver F. T sows bountifully will also
Oliver F. Taylorb
sition Minister, reap~ bountifully." Many
United Methodist Church people are planting gar-
dens of vegetables and
flowers. We love the beauty of the flowers, and
the taste of th'e vegetables. Fresh vegetables
feed our bodies with good nourishment.
As Christians we need to sow some seeds in
our community of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The time is now when the story of Easter is
afresh in our hearts. Easter has come,, but we
need to continue it throughout, the year. Let's
sow.God's Garden bountifully so the beauty of
our Saviour will be seen in our lives.
SFirst UnitedfMethodist Ciurc
111 North 22nd St.
XMexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church ....................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ...................... 10:00 a.m. CT
CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor John Anderson. Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT
Constitution dMonu ment
Cats&Ch e S l ortn St. JIoe
TH- TE UND METHODIST CCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ......1..9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Mnrnina Wnrhi.n I. n11n am : Fellowship ..............6:00 p.m.
mulu g l lp .... .VV
Rev. Zedoc Baxter
Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
Wednesday ............7:30 p.m.
Join Us For Worship ....
Overstreet Bible Church
': ~ A Non-Denominational Church
Sunday School 10 a.m., CST
Morning Worship 11 a.m.. CST
Evening Service 6 p.m., CST Pastor Guy Labonte
Wed. Bible Study 6 p.m., CST Phone: 648-5912
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study: Worship:
10 a.m. Sunday 1 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday N nursery
Call 229-8 310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner orf 20th Street & Marvin Avenue J
It is in turbulent times like these
1 that you need direction,
I and hope.
is here for you.
FIRSTUNION BANK UILDING, MONUMITAVENUE, PORT SLJ
SUNDAYWORSHIP lOoAAMAND 6l E~MARTY MARTIN, PASTOR 229-9254
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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1996
by JACK HARPER
Both Good and Bad
Bills Are Currently
Active In Legislature
Marine Fisheries Commission to Recommend
A Partial Ban on Twling for Baitfish
IT'S GOOD BILL-BAD BILL ALERT TIME IN SESSION
It's good bill-bad bill alert time in the Florida Legislature just past the
halfway point. There's also a little bell-weather proposal that the Piney
Woods Committee headed by Uncle. Clem Rednek on:Flat Creek in
Gadsden County says will show just how well lawmakers are looking after
the folk back home.
An obviously good bill that's not expected to go anywhere would give
parents vouchers for their tax' dollars which they could use to pay for
tuition for their children at public or private schools. It passed 5-4 in the
Senate Education Committee, but is considered dead-on-arrival in the
Florida House and would face Gov. Lawton Chiles' veto. Instead, a,
watered down plan for charter schools-approved by district school
boards but relieved of their rules-to get tax money for children whose
parents chose to send them has a much better chance.
Some good news are bills that have already passed Senate and House
education committees that would let the governor and cabinet stop fund-
ing consistently low-performing school districts if--after three years--ho
improvement is seen in them. Sounds drastic, but it's probably the only
way taxpayers can get the attention of school officials who want to con-
tinue Just throwing more money at problems without solving them. This
Is a hot one. It'll probably be one reason lawmakers will be called back for
an extended session this year, as usual.
Another good bill, (this one in the House) would cut $8 million from
the Florida Parole Commission's $10 million annual budget. Florida has-
.n't released a prisoner because of overcrowding since December, 1994. A
Slaw requiring prisoners to serve 85 percent of their sentences has elimi-
nated decisions on early release. Outright abolishment for the parole
commission would be best. Its duties could easily be assumed by the
Department of Corrections. Abolishment is a better idea; of course, but
'difficult to achieve in old Taxahassee land:
A bad bill providing binding arbitration for public employees would
give appointed "special masters" the final say in labor disputes, bypass-
ing elected officials who now approve recommendations coming out of the.
hearing process. Only two states now impose binding arbitration on gov-,
ernment bodies. Florida doesn't need to be among them.
It isn't expected to get through the Legislature, but then who would
have thought the 1994 changing of the rules on third party liability,
known now as the tobacco hit or trial lawyers' enrichment bill, could have
passed. Both are bad bills, the kind citizens aren't safe from as long as
the legislature is in session.
An in-between or "ho hum" bill that always seems with us,'allows the
spanking of children by parents unless it leaves cuts and bruises or caus-
es mental problems. It's aimed against state child abuse investigators
who decide when children are In "eminent danger" from spanking par-
ents. AlthoAgh passed by the Senate, the bill faces eminent danger in the
,House whie'Speaker Peter Wallace opposes. it...Gov..Lawton Chiles-says
'h may hot veto this one if It passes both Houses. His.staffers have-been
working with Sen. Jim Hargrett. D-Tampa, who proposed the bill which
passed in the Senate.
Another good but controversial bill is one that would exempt one of
the world's largest seawater desalination plants in the Tampa Bay area
from rate regulations by the Florida Public Service. Commission.
The plant proposed in Pasco County on the Anclote River could pro-
duce some 50 million gallons of drinking water a day to sell wholesale to
thirsty Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. It would solve, perhaps, the
frantic search for more water sources in the surrounding ruial counties
all the way up into North Florida. ,:
The question is whether government should let private enterprise
make the decision on solving the bay area's water problem? Or are inva-
sive conservation rules and regulations dearly loved by environmentalists
and their political brokers better than Just turning good old private enter-
SFantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
Beacon Hill. Lot 5, Block 18. Cockles Ave. 50'x100'. Residential,
septic, water, power.
BACK ON THE MARKET
Port St. Joe, 219 7th St. 3 large bedrooms, 1 bath home
w/roomy kitchen and dining area. New carpet, freshly painted,
fireplace in living rm. Cen. air, gas heat, stove, refrig.,
washer/dryer, storage shed, utility room on 50'x175' fenced lot.
SMexico Beach. 3 bdrm., 2 ba. townhouse on the canal. Long
term lease required. $700 month.
Mexico Beach. 3 bdrrm., 2 ba. home, dishwasher, washer/dry-
Ser, icemaker refrig., laundry rm., cen. h /a, nice neighborhood.
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
Republican sen. Ginny Brown-Waite, Spring Hill, and Rep. Carl
Littlefleld, D-Dade City, didn't have any trouble quietly steering the bills
through both Houses. Now Gov. Lawton Chiles' staff is studying it.
The bell-weather bill that will tell us if this present crop of lawmak-
ers really "feel the pain" of consumers would loosen the strangle-hold
dentists have on the dentures industry. It's known as the "Tooth Fairy
Bill" for the elderly in Florida who now pay two to three times more for
their dentures than residents in seven states and Canada where dentists
were cut out as the middlemen.
The bill eliminates present law that says a dentist must give a dental
lab a work order before it can repair or make dentures for a customer. An
Oregon study showed.denturists were charging an average $584 for a set
of false teeth while dentists were charging an average $1,248.
The trouble is that the seven states got their good tooth fairy law
through the ballot as a constitutional amendment, not through the
Legislature where the dental lobby is powerful.
Lawmakers Say it isn't so in Florida by passing this good bill that is
fair to your toothless constituencies'.
Here's the Capitol News Roundup
SCHOOL FUNDING COULD EXTEND SESSION
A' House panel threw out Florida's 22-year-old funding formula for
public schools, proposing instead to finance education with grants to
counties based on number of students. It sets up a budget battle with the
Senate that observers expect will push the 1996 regular session into over-
What else is new?
Under the new proposals. schools would no longer get extra money
for gifted and disabled students or those who speak English as a second
language. Proponents say it would close the gap that now exists in fund-
ing per student between counties.
The House Appropriations education subcommittee also voted to use
money from the Florida Lottery to reduce class sizes, buy textbooks and
'This will help eliminate the disparity between school districts," said
Chairman Keith Arnold, D-Fort Meyers.
But it clashes with the Senate proposals to continue funding for the
gifted program. The Seriate would cut some $600 million from social ser-
vices to free money for educational programs. Those cuts. which would
eliminate more than 1,800 state jobs, have drawn fire from Gov. Lawton
Chiles, House Speaker Peter Wallace and teacher unions.
The House subcommittee would change spending priorities with the
$828 million the lottery gives schools, universities and colleges. It would
allot $200 million to cut kindergarten through third grade classes to 20
students maximum, $140 million to buy textbooks and $56 million for
NO $1.9-BILLION OIL DRILLING BOND, SAYS COURT
It's back to the drawing board for Gov. Lawton Chiles and the Cabinet
after the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled the state has no legal right to
require Coastal Petroleum Co. to post a $1.9 billion bond to drill for oil off
the Gulf Coast.
The three-judge appeals panel said the constitution would not allow
the state to alter its contract with Coastal Petroleum that dates back to
'State officials said they would appeal to the Florida Supreme Court
on the point that Florida holds its land in public trust and has wide pow-
ers to protect them.
Comptroller Bob Milligan recommended the big bond after environ-
mentalists estimated it would cost that much to clean up in the event,of
a massive oil spill.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
'You can't pick out a single industry. It's probably unconstitutional."
U. S. Senate President Bob Dole in Miami when he was asked to support
a penny-per-pound tax on sugar to restore the Florida Everglades.
Instead, Dole said, he wanted to see things happen, not more stud-
ies, regulations and court cases.,
PARTIAL BAN ON TRAWLING FOR BAIT FISH
The Florida Marine Fisheries Commission will recommend a partial
ban on trawling for bait fish to the governor and Cabinet.
It will allow.fishermen in the Panhandle to use trawls to catch bait
fish in state waters April 1 to Nov. 15 during peak fishing season. it bans
their use year-round along the rest of Florida's coastline, one mile off the
Atlantic Coast and three miles off the Gulf Coast.
Trawls are not covered by the state's commercial fishing net ban
passed in a constitutional amendment in 1994 which became effective
last July. .
Certification Held For
Certification (only) for Wewa-
hitchka commodity recipients will
take place on Wednesday, April
17th from 12:30 ,p.m. to 3:30
p.m. (CDT) at the Old Court-.
house. Those in Wewahitchka
whose cards have expired should
bring their' necessary papers on
that day to recertify.
The Commodity Office at the'
Gulf County Courthouse in Port
St. Joe is open Monday through
Friday (except holidays) from 9:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
to 5:00 p.m. (ET) for certification.
Please' note that the next
commodity distribution will be in
May. For further information feel
free to call 229-9112, 639-5068.
Gulf County Senior
Citizens Hold BBQ
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens are proud to announce that
they will be holding an exciting
day of activities on April 20th at
the Frank Pate Park. They will be"
holding a bake sale, cake-walk
and selling BBQ beef sandwich
plates for $2.00. All proceeds will
be. used to help pay for the new.
Senior Citizens and Community
Center. They also want to invite
the public to come and view the
antique cars that will be stopping
over on their race to Apalachicola
at 11:30 to 1:00 p.m.
^ ^ r ^ ^ r :, ,' .. .
"Fun Nite" At Washington Recreation Center
A "Fun Nite" will be had by all 7:00 and lasting until 10:30.
on April 12. The fun will take
place at the Washington High Come out and enjoy this fun
Recreation Center beginning at filled evening.
^ Hurricane Storm Panels
*_ *. Pool Enclosures *
Screen Porches *
SLL Vinyl Lattice
SWhere Quality Couts AMERICAN
FREE S SCREEN & AWNING
. ESTIMATES Gulf County
* Licensedand Insured 904/227 3628
LIGHTHOUSE UTILITIES COMPANY
P. O. Box 428
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
To the Residents of Indian Peninsula and the Indian Lagoon Area
Extension of Central Water Mains
to Indian Peninsula and/or Indian
Lagoon area to the county line.
Lighthouse Utilities is presently researching the feasibility
of extending its central water mains to the Indian Peninsula
and/or Indian Lagoon area to the county line. The most
important area of this feasibility study will be the direct
response from, you, the potential customer. So please let me
know whatydu think by calling me at 904-227-7427, or writ-
ing to me at P. O. Box 428, Port St. Joe, Florida 32457. Also,
if you know ofany' of your out-of-town neighbors that
might be interested in our service, please have them con-
Please respond by April 25th. Remember this is only a feasi-
bility study and you are not under any obligation.
For a limited time at 3600 Communications,.you
can get a high-tech Motorola flip phone for pocket
change. So you can make or receive calls from
anywhere for a lot less than you thought. Just
be sure to visit us before April 14th.And discover
why we're becoming the talk of the town. 3600 Communications
Panama City: 2503 Highway 77 North, 785-7000 *
Sam's Club (Members Only), 1707 West 23rd Street, 785-4597
Port St. Joe: 107 Second Street, 227-1000
1996 360' Communications New line of service and one-year contract required. Subject to credit approval. Other restrictions may apply
JAY RISH, MANAGER/PRESIDENT
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1996 PAGE 7B
'82 Jetta, 5 speed, new battery, runs
good. Body looks good. $1,200. Call
'92 Camaro, 25 year anniversary Rally
Sport. Take over payments. 227-
7471. 2tp 4/11
1988 Black and silver Firebird Trans
Am, T-tops, $3,700 or best offer. 784-
1711, leave message. 3tp 4/4
Vehicles for Sale: 1990 Chevrolet
Geo Storm, 1991 Chevrolet G-20 Dix-
ie Van, 1992 Mazda 626 DX, 1992
Nissan Maxima, 1994 Hyundai Elan-
-tra. Call Debbie or Diane at.St. Joe
Papermakers Federal Credit Union for
details. (904) 227-1156. 2tc 4/4
1984 Chrysler Le Baron convertible,
ac, at, ps, new top, tires, paint, ap-
prox. 78,200 miles. Great shape. 648-
4138 weekdays, 562-1262 weekends.
$1,950 obo. Can be seen at 204 3rd
St., Mexico Beach. 4tp 3/28
Entire inventory of Coyote Imports,
Mexico Beach. Gifts, baskets, rod iron
stands, etc. Call 648-5903. tfc 4/4
Start Your Own
Call (904) 747-8327
21' cabin, 165 Mercruiser, VHF radio,
rod holders, toilet, dive platform, hard
top, trailer, good boat. Engine has
high hours. $3,500. 647-3349 even-
ings. ltc 4/11
Nice two bedroom, 1 bath 14' trailer
located on Pineda St., St Joe Beach.
No pets. 647-5361. tfc 4/11
Large three bdrm. apartment, first
floor, just remodeled. Lots of parking,
$325 month. Call 227-3511.
One bdrm. apartment, cen. air and
heat, energy efficient, $200 deposit,
$300 month. 229-6314. tfc 4/4
1,500 s.f. metal building and approx.
1/2 acre enclosed by chain link fence.
Located in Jones Homestead. Call Bil-
ly Carr, 227-2020. tfc 4/4
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.
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe, 229-9000. tfe 4/4
PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
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 0p-
portunity. tfc 4/4
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper :
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-"
Ing for the elderly and the hand
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig'.
furn., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts..'
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent is based on income. .-
This complex is funded by the Farm-,
ers Home Administration and man-.
aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS :'
*Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
frig., cen, h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm. '
Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove '
refrlg., washer/dryer hook-up.
*-New extra Ig. 3 bdrm, house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-,
washer &. stove, fully carpeted. No
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up. '
S* One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Warehouses, small and large, some
with office, suitable.for small busi-
ness, 229-6200.. tfc 4/4
Now for Rent:
(next to Citizen Federal)
Ready for Occupancy
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc 4/4
Garage Sale: 316 Beacon Rd., Gul-
faire. Saturday, 13 April, 8:00 2:"00
EST. A lot 6f home decor, TVs, girls
clothes, older computer software and
supplies, much misc. ltp
Yard Sale: Saturday, April 13, 9 till.
405 Woodward Ave.; Rain cancels.
Yard Sale: April 12 & 13, 10 a.m. 6
p;m., 558 W. River Rd., Wewa. 639-
5642. Patio furniture, ping pong ta-
ble, camper w/jacks, wood stove,
BBQ, pin ball machine, wicker furni-
ture, and much morel Rain or shine.
Yard Sale: Saturday, April 13, 8:00
a.m. 12:00 noon, corner of Santa
.Anna St & Alabama Ave. St. Joe
Beach.. Lots of miscellaneous items.
'Yard Sales: April 13, Liberty Street. 8
'a.m till. 101, 102, 114 and 114. Rain
cancels. Itp 4/11
Estate Sale: Furniture, small appli-
ances, kitchen utensils, shells, Bud-
dhas, clothing, misc. Items too nu-
:'merous. to mention. Location:. Hwy.
98, nest to Cablevision at Mexico
Beach. 8 a.m. CDT until on Friday
arid Saturday, April 12, 13. itc 4/11
Big Barn Flea Market
Open Mon. -Sat., rain or
shine. We buy and sell.
412 Monument Ave.
Todd Land and Development is taking
applications for equipment operators
/ drivers / laborers. Full/part-time.
Graphic Artist: Min. 2 years exp.
-Must be efficient' with computer
graphics programs, PM5, QuarkX,
Photoshop, etc. Hours & pay negotia-
ble. Call 229-2748. ltc 4/1l
Receptionist / reservation clerk for
real estate office. Some computer
knowledge desired, weekend, work re-
quired. Contact Gulfaire Vacation
Rentals, 648-5716. 2tc 4/11
Receptionlst/reservationlst, need per-
son full time, people skills, able to
meet and greet people, computer ex-
perience helpful, will train. Please
send resume to: 'Anchor Vacation
Properties, HC, 1, Box 357, Port St
Joe, or call 229-2777. 2tc 4/4
Survey field:crew positions available,
with or without experience. Tempo-
rary and. permanent. 227-7322.
Certified Nursing Assistants: 11
p.m. 7 am. shift new pay scale rec-
ognizing experience. Apply in person
at Bay St. Joseph Care Center, 220
Ninth St. tfc 3/28
Job Notice: The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for the follow-
(2) Maintenance I, Workers, IWWP
($6.21/hour). Application and job de-
scription may be picked up ard re-
turned to the Municipal Building, 305
Fifth St., April 4 April 19.
The City of Port St Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis,
City Clerk 2tc 4/4
Taking applications for employment
Job hours are 10:3Q am. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday Friday. Apply at Hungry
Howie's. tfc 3/28
360' Communications Is accepting re-
sumes for Customer Service Repre-
sentatives. Position requires excellent
communication skills, typing and
data entry skills, as well as computer
knowledge. Prefer tow years customer
service experience. EOE/AA employ-
er. Send resumes to: Kristin Eagan,
360' Communications, 2503 Hwy. 77
North, Panama City, FL 32405.
Now hiring waiters, waitresses, cooks,
dishwashers, full or part time, flexible
hours. Apply Julie's Restaurant, 222
ReidAve., Port St. Joe. tfc 4/4
Captains, Mates,. "Engineers, ABs,
OSs, experienced Deckhands need
for offshore oil industry. Competitive
salary, benefits, hitch schedules. Call
Maritime, 904-234-9900. 12tp 3/7
Top of the Gulf Restaurant, Mexico
Beach, now taking applications for all
positions. Apply Tuesday thru Friday
after 3 p.m. central time. tfc 4/4
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Port St. Joe 227-2112
..O DE RAFF
Just Give Us A Call
Lew- 227-6628 21p4/11
Specializing in Reroofs f
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality Is higher than price"
Fayc's Nail &
TOTAL NAIL CARE
Certified Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave.. Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.
* Custom Wood
A 8 R Mechanical
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (9041 647-4047
WEWA SIDING CO.
Vinyl Siding At
A Reasonable Codt
MAID A DIFFERENCE, houseclean-
ing services, have references. 227-
2049. tfc 4/4
In my home Monday Friday Reasonab le
' i -tetiriT rVn od e-nv r mn-enTw/pTe to yT
experience Please call day or night
For all your Household Storage Needs,
Sis your answer Please call
day or night 229-8624,
Teresa, Tupperware Consultant.
Catherine L. Collier
lidenpenderil Sales Representatie
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe.
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
TLC LAWN SERVICE
"Catering to All Your Lawn Service Needs'
MOWING EDGING. TRIMMING, SPRAYING,
FERTILIZING, WEEDING, CLEAN OUTS.
SPRINKLER REPAIR, AND LANDSCAPING
Call 229-6435 ,4/6
John F. Law
Practicing over 29 Years
No Recovery No Fee (Costs Only)
7229 Deer Haven Road,,P.C.
LOANS D 8 J PAWN SHOP
SThe Little House with the Big Deals"
Corer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12
Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer
LIC # RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821
Presure Washing, Houses, Mobile:
Homes, Residential, Commercial.
639-3028. tfc 3/28
HAIR CUTTER SHOP
Hair Cuts Only.
Adult- $10.00-.Child $5.00
Call for appt. 227-3443
Owner/Mgr. Sabrina Brooks
115 McKinnon St. Oak Grove
Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
pd; thru April
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. 1ERP0013168 .INSURED
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2. Box AIC, Port St. Joe
Average Stump $10.00
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
MOWING RAKING* WEEDING
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
S"I will ork for YOU!" CLYDE SANFQRD
Mexico Beach, FL
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SSt. Joe Rent-All, Inc. i
SSmall Engine Repairs I
SFactory Warranty Center
, Chain Saws /
I 706 1st St. St. Joe
LOOK, Screen/glass rooms win-
dows siding. Look at work I've 'done.
If you like it. hire me. Expert work
Rock bottom prices! Licensed general
contractor. The House Doctors, (904)
647-3452 or 1-800-919-HOUSE.
n:tb 7 .... ;- '.,. ".'.- ,' tfc 4/4
: ^ -..-
5x10 10x10 10x20
On site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASKABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St 227-2112
11 *;1 'r : 1
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous Years of
SAutomotive Body Repair
'Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE E ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
.. t ,":,., tfc4/6
Don't forget the outside
of your house, porch,
sidewalk and driveway.
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
4476 Hwy. 98, #3
Port St. Joe; FL 32456
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
SFlea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
S FAMILY OWNED
I PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Guf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
You supply the paint, name your
price. I will paint your house Job
guaranteed. Call Mark 229-1045.
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church. Hwy. 71. Al Anon meets
.Monday-atL 7M00.-AA -meets Monday,-
and.Thursday at 7:00.
announces NEW PENTIUMS
starting at $ 1169.
P75 Multimedia- $1,365,
P50's from $1799
227-6590 or 647-3339
Repair a Lawn Care
C Ucense No. RG0033177
S GEORGE GAINNIE
PILING & CONSTRUCTION CO.
Foundation Piling Crane Rental .
Post Offce Box 624 Telephone (904) 229-6411
Pot St. Joe, FL 32457 Mobile (904) 227-6284
Land Clearing Road Building
Stump Pulling Bush Hogging
Rootraking Fish Ponds
955 SR 381 Terry L Brock
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Phone (904) 639-3829
Nelson,.Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair
Business arid Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning i Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SrU"KET
Accounting and Income Tax Service.
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 M:: 1 14 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
S Let us do the caring while you're away
CARE IN YOUR HOME, SERVICE LOWAS $8.00 A DAY
Serving Port St. Joe and the Surrounding Areas
Call Joey and Marie Rolmanelli
(904) 229-1065 ei 2/14
: 4RATES: .
Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words, .
5 for each additional word,
$2.00 for each consecutive
.week wlth no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
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PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1996
Ifyou enjoy working with friendly cus-
tomers in a smoke free environment,
"Freckles" is it. 648-4443. 2tc 4/4
SLOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
Sfaceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfc 4/4
2nd Annual Carrabelle
Taking consignments now for
S April 20th auction.
Wade Clark. AUCTIONS
AB1239, AU1737 S3t 3/28
Announcing the Con-
tinuation of our Last
Estate Auction on
Sat., Apr. 13,1996
S Preview at 8a.m. ,
S Auction 10a.m. CDT.
Rain date: Sat., Apr. 20
Location: Sign of the
1360 N. Hwy. 71 (at West Arm Creek)
For Information (334) 692-
Smith Trading Post, Inc.
Larry Gene Smith, FL #AU-
Costume jewelry, brass
lamps, glass lamps, marble
lamps, kerosene holder
lamps, glass globs, glass-
ware, ruby red, marigold,
black amethyst, satin glass,
vaseline glass, prints, pic-
tures, lead crystal, cut crys-
tal, carnival, candlesticks,
tables, chairs, cabinet. This is
-; Just a few items, we have not
unpacked a lot of the boxes. If
these boxes are like the first
ones we unpacked, there sure
will be a variety of Items.
Many different & unusual
BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS
We will be "outside" under the
big oak trees at "Dead Lakes",,
at "The Sign of the Shiner"
Bait & Tackle Shop & Restau-
rant (great food! sandwiches -
shrimp dinners, drinks -
If you came to the first part of
this estate auctIon, then you
know the great quality of the
items. Who knows what else
we will unpackf This one is to
be as good as that.
Grand Opening AUCTION! at old
Port Theatre. 312 Reid Ave., (down-
town), Port St. Joe on Thursday,
April Ilth at 7 PM, EDT. Furniture
including Broyhill sofa 5-pc. section-
al Walnutt, old coins, antiques and
glassware, posters, sports cards,
computer & miscellaneous, tools &
MORE! Surprise door prize at 8 PM.
Also accepting consignments for fu-
ture auctions. 10% Buyer's Premium.
Wade Clark AUCTIONS 904-229-
9282 AB1239, AU1737
LOST: April 3 in Wewa. Female York-
shire terrier, older dog, owner can
identify. If found, please call 639-
5433. Itp 4/11
LOST: between Wonder Bar and Bea-
con Hill light, a pair of scissors in
blue case. Please call 648-8831 or
286-4300. 2tc 4/4
Large capacity gas dryer, good condi-
tion. $125. 229-6673. Itp
Walnut entertainment center, $45,
rattan bar stools, $30 ea. Blue verti-
cal blinds, $20. Baby car seat and
carrier, $16. 648-8782. ,1tc 4/11
Early American sleeper sofa w/
matching chair, $60. Call648-5432.
Contemporary black lacquer bedroom
suite, mirrored headboard & triple
dresser, $550. Call 648-4021.
For Sale Cheap. Dishwasher, built-in,
works good, $25. 647-3816.
Sears Craftsman lawn mower, used
once, $160; large princess chair, $60,
sofa w/6 loose cushions $370. 227-
BAHAMA CRUISE1 5 days/4 nights,
Underbookedl Must Selll $279/
couple. Limited tickets. 1-800-414-
4151, ext. 2269, Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. -
10 p.m. ST#14299. 4tp 4/1
Must Sell: 14'x70' Fleetwood Elite,
1995, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. $14,000.
Call 229-2604. 4tp 4/11
9MO camcorder and stand, paid
$850, will take $450. Has never'been
used, ordered from J; C. Penney Co.
Call Ernest Longmire at.227-1579.
Beds for Sale, full size, $50-$80, 8
beds to choose from. 229-9282.
5 Lizette bridesmaid dresses, 3 new, 2
worn once, sizes vary. Purple chiffon
bodice w/white chiffon off the shoul-
der collar. Matching shoes available.
Call for information day, 229-8226,
evenings, 827-2929. Will sell together
or separate., 2tc 4/4
Whirlpool free standing, self-cleaning
electric range 30:, white/black, like
new, $275. Call 229-6971 after 6:00
p.m. Itp 4/11
Ceramic greenware, bisque, finished
pieces, supplies and firing. Livein's
Ceramic Crner, 3417 Overstreet Rd.,
4.5 miles north from Hwy. 98 on Hwy.
386. Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. till
5 p.m. Call 648-3065. 4tc 3/21
One John Deere tractor w/hydraulic
disc: one. Massey-Ferguson 135 w/6'
bush hog. Call P39-5810 day, 639-
5073 after 5 p.m. tfc 4/4
CARPENTRY, patio enclosure, siding,
windows installed, your home built;
additions, decks and more. All work is
guaranteed & done by a licensed gen-
eral contractor licensed #RG0066513.
Look at work I have done. If you like
it, hire me. Expert work and nothing
less. Of course free estimates. THE
HOUSE DOCTORS, 647-3300 or 1-
800-919-HOUSE. tfc 4/4
Mushroom Compost, $15 yard, any-
time, 648-5165. tfc 4/4.
FREE beautiful long-hair kittens. Call
229-6573 after 5 p.m. 2tc 4/ 11
Monthly flea program need help? Ask
B&B Feed & Seed 639-5488 about the
HAPPY JACK 3-X FLEA COLLAR. Kills
male & female adult fleas. For dogs &
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.
For Sale by Owner: 12'x47' mobile
home on 1/2 acre, Overstreet commu-
nity. Appliances included, hook-ups
for washer/dryer, metal storage bldg.,
fish pond access on property,
$19,000. Call 648-5372 or 229-6114.
House for Sale: 2 bdrm., 1 ba. at 251
Red Fish St. Fenced yard, 1 block
from Highland View School. Contact
229-6671 after 5:30 p.m. tfc 4/4
For. Sale at Howard Creek on Kay
Road. Deep well, garage, 3 bdrm., 2
ba., screened irin porch, trailer home
tied down and skirted. Being sold to-
tally furnished. 827-2331., 2tp 4/4
.Boardwalk, Cape San Bias. 2 bed-
room, 2 bath, 3 decks, 108 Boardwalk
Ave. $115,000. Call 647-3828.
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekvlew Subdx., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,5000 down,
$132.16 mo. Call George, 229-6031.
Exclusive home and 200 acre cattle
operation, Chambers .County, Ala-
bama. $750,000. Country arid Com-
mercial Properties. Arthur Norred,
334-745-6673. 8tp 2/22
For sale by owner: 5 bdrm., 2 bath
home at Mexico Beach. No damage by
Opal. 40' LR, 40' screened porch, cov-
ered parking for 6 vehicles, large lot.
648-4550. tfe 4/4
Howard Creek: Murphy Rd., 3 bdrm.,
2 ba. 1,850 sq. ft., cen. h&a, fans,
carpet, fireplace, porches, double car-
port, vinyl & stone siding,, plenty stor-
age. Come see, make offer. 827-1725
or 827-6855. tfc 4/4
For Sale: Cape San Bias, 2 bdrm.; 2
ba. house, steel roof on 1/2 acre lot
joining St. Joe State Park property on
bay side, $63,000. Call 229-2740 or
227-2046 for appt. tfc 4/4
Building, the American Legion Bulld-
ing located at Third St. and Williafs '
Ave, Port St. Joe, 2700 sq. ft.,
$75,000. 647-8066 or 648-8669.
For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
utl. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon;
229-6411. tfc 4/4
Business for Sale: Phantry Building
and extra lot. Income producing.
Three business units downstairs and
a manager's apartment, Four hotel
rooms w/full baths upstairs. 24 cli-
mate-controlled mini-storage units
upstairs and down: Best location in
town for detail outlets. Call 1-800-
800-9894. tfc 4/4
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner fnanclng. Call
229-6961. iFc 4/4
1/2 acre lot with septic tank, $9,500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing,
227-2020, ask for Billy. tfc 4/4
For Sale- St. Joe Beach
3 bdrm., 2 ba. modular home
in good cond., Ig. liv. rm,
cathedral ceilings, ceiling fan,
w/updated carpeting, paint,
interior drs. Convenient
kitchen w/many cabinets &
food pantry. Spacious master
bdrm. w/cathedral ceiling &
Ceiling fan. Lg. garage plus
workshop or storage space.
Front & back porches plus
patio. Many additional extras
by loving homeowners. Price
$55,000. Call 229-9205 after
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 4/4
2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, comer lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9
LOCAL ART WANTED. Display it,
consign it or sell at AUCTION at Port
Theatre. Stop by Or call 229-9282.
Consignments wanted for upcoming
auctions. Wade Clark Auctions. 229-
9282. AB 1239, AU 1737. 6tc 3/28
For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 4/4
Post 8285 Meet
The Wewa Volunteer Fire De-
partment, post 8585 will hold
their regular meeting on April
16th at 7 p.m. at the Senior Citi-
zens Community Center.
The Ladies Auxiliary installa-
tion will be announced for a later
date in April.
If there is anymore informa-
tion needed call Com. Chuck
Maun at 639-2443.
253 Canal Street $58,900
3 bedrooms. 2 baths. Land 75 x50.
SPECIAL FEATURES. Wel maintained double-wide mobile horne w/cedar
siding. Great nrm w/fireplace, master bdrm. w/ 2 walkin dosers, master
bath w/garden tub. Cen. heat/air only 5 yrs. old. Double-hung storm win-
dows, outside storage shed, Insulation In floors, walls, and ceiling. Price
includes: countertop range; wall oven, dishwasher, refrig., carpet blinds and
3p-c. entertainment unit.
6672 Gardenia St. $89,900
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3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: +/- 1/2 Acre
SPECIAL FEATURES- Quiet neighborhood only 5 nuns. from Port
St. Joe. Cathedral ceiling in.great rm., 1g. kitchen w/breaklast
nook, fireplace, in-ground pool, mastersuitew/privte bath,
well-landscaped, cen. h/a, city water, septic. Price includes
range, refrigerator, dishwasher, carpet, drapes.
I 1309 Monument Ave., $124,900 2002 Monument Ave. $109,900
4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: 2 lots/corner 94x150total size 3 bbedrooms, 2 baths. Land: 1/4,acre
SPECIAL FEATURES: Beautiful stucco home w/totally new interi- SPECIAL FEATURES: Double French door entry, double
or. Flow-through floor plan, private master swte. Downstairs bath car attached garage w/auto. d., ceramic tile baths,.master
features new tub/shower, new ceramic le floor, dbl sinks & suite w/private bath and walk-in coset, cen. h/a. Price
Hollyood light. Lg. fa. rm. w/brick p. oue zoned with inudescook wall oven, igerator, washer, dryer.
separate furnaces, cen. a/c, and hot water tanks. includes cooktop, wall oven, refrigerator, washer, dryer.
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REALTY INC April 2
TERMS for your reservation: register for the Great Open House Event 3 da]
date at Hannon Realty, 22i Reid Ave, Bring your ticket to Hannon Realty and
homes: 253 Canal St., 6672 Gardenia St., 1010 McClellan Ave., 1309 Monu
2109 Palm Blvd., 287 Plantation Dr., 404 Plantation Dr., 463 Plantation Dr.,
St., 108 Westcott Circle. Advice on home financing available to registeredgu
on some homes. See us today!
287 Plantation Drive $109,900
3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land t 1/2 acre
SPECAL FEATURES: Contemporary home in prestugous neigh-
borhood only 3 yrs. old Top of the line apphances, custom hght-
ing, private master suite, heat pump, attached 2 car garage,
fireplace, and many extras Price includes refrig./freezer, trash
compactor, wall oven, built-in microwave, range top, water soften-
er system, blinds, ceiling fans.
347 Santa Anna St. $89;900
6 bedrooms, 4 baths. Land: 1/2 acre
SPECIAL FEATURES: Remodeled like new, thermal windows,
new roof, ceiling fans throughout, intercom system, fireplace,
master bedroom downstairs with private bath and sitting
.room. Price includes range, dishwasher, carpet, blinds, ceiling
.. --. .^Jw l r'-. -,,
3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: 1/2 acre
SPECIAL FEATURES: Prestigious neighborhood near golf
course, bricked Florida room with jacuzzi hook-up, pri-
vate master suite with walk-in closet and bath, double
pane windows and ceiling fans. Price includes: range,
refrigerator and dishwasher.
210 Sandlewood Blvd. $79,900
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3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: .339 Acre, Corner
SPECIAL FEATURES: Beach house w/3 decks, steps to Gulf
and Bay, wet bar in bedroom, sliding glass doors to all decks,
frame 2 story home only 5 years old. Price includes: range,
refrig., dishwasher, microwave, carpet, drapes and blinds.
108 Westcott Circle, $69,900
3 bedrooms, 11/2 baths. Land: Irr. shaped lot
SPECIAL FEATURES: B1 story home w/lg., open liv. areas, hardwood
floors in bedrooms, ceramic tile baths, Ig. pantry & breakfast bar in
kitchen. Family rm. w/built-in bookcases. Spacious backyard; roof only
5 yrs. old. Price includes: range/oven (self-cleaning, stove hood/fan,
dishwasher, blinds (except vertical blinds in'living room).
1010 McClelland Ave. $49,500
2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Land: 72x170' lot
SPECIAL FEATURES: Foyer/sitting room, 2 fenced-in
yards, attached garage (possible 3rd bedroom), workshop
S boatport.Price includes range, refrig., carpet, blinds,
built-in stereo system & 12' above ground circular pool!
2109 Palm Blvd. $82,500
3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: 1 1/2 lots
SPECIAL FEATURES: One story block rambler with in-
ground pool, auto. filtering system, special hurricane
protection awnings, thermal windows, ex. Ig. family
room, central heat and air. Price includes range, dish-
washer, carpet and blinds.
ys prior to your selected Open House
you may select from the following
iment Ave., 2002 Monument Ave.,
210 SandlewoQd, 347 Santa Anna
ests. Partial owner financing available