The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: August 14, 1997
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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1508 HWY 431-5

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Plus 30 Tax ..

,Economic Development

Committee Is Nearly

h 40-' Cjomplete; Danford to Chair

Port Authority Working to Hold

On to $2.8 Million in State Bonds
Concern has been raised in recent days that the Port
Authority might be in jeopardy of losing the $2.8 million dollar
bond funds, approved by the Florida Seaport Transportation
and Development Council late last year, if commitment for port
development and plans to use the funds don't soon/take place.
According to the Port Authority Vice Chairmnan Tommy
Pitts, the group has been advised that the state wanted to see
a commitment by the end of September on fund use.
The Port Authority has planned to purchase 18.5 acres
from St. Joe Corporation (the property extending from
Highway 98 along First Street to and including the current
port facility). Other plans include building a new 450 foot
bulkhead argi construction of a new and ,enlarged warehouse
building. .
Pitts said discussion regarding the purchase of the proper-
ty was jrUjated late, last year with St. Joe Corporation, but the
process has been sYloved with th tcbiliVffi s restructuring
and the Port Authority has been unable to finalize the deal.
He said they decided during Monday evening's meeting to
request an extension from the state while they are working to
overcome the delays in securing the property and again see if
agreement can be reached.
The bond funds were made available to 12 ports in Florida
on a dollar for dollar matching basis'. The state's goal is to
enhance and develop ports across the state and promote inter-
national trade.
During the early 1980's, the Port Authority secured bond-
ing to extend the George G. Tapper Bridge; allowing truck and
rail access under the extended section, and pay for a 10' high-,
er elevation (from 65' to 75') to be added to the new structure.
Out of that deal the group ended up with a little nest egg that
has since grown to approximately $3.5 million dollars with
,accrued interest.
The Port Authority members intend to use a large portion
of those funds as matching money for the state bonds, then
purchasing the property and rebuilding the port facility. if all
the current hurdles can be worked out.



Gulf County's public offi-
cials gathered together Monday
afternoon to review prepara-
tions, from a state viewpoint,
of this year's hurricane season,
already in progress.,
Gulfs Emergency Manage-
ment Director, Larry Wells, said
the main thrust of the meeting
was to cement teamwork on
the state and local levels.
Joe Myers, State Director
of the Division -of Emergency
Management, is pictured.
above, addressing local officials
during the conference. He and
several, other state representa-
tives were present at the meet-
ing to help plan and organize
hurricane strategy.

Vote to Approv

Requesting St
Gulf County's Economic
Development Committee came
one step closer to being finalized
during a special meeting of the
Gulf County Commission Tuesday
at 4:00 p.m.
Establishing the committee
has received a groundswell of
support over the past month.
since Commissioner Tommy Knox
suggested the board consider it as
an instrument to "sell Gulf
County" in an effort to improve
economic development.
During Tuesday's meeting the
commission took final steps In
naming the committee which will
consist of 15 local residents
appointed by the commission, the
five board members, and Tommy
Pltts. vice-chairman of the Port
Authority. Joe Danford (Solid
Waste Director) was selected to.
hair the committee and county
Chief Administrator Don Butlei
will serve as vice-chairman of the
23 ,member Economic Develop-
ment Committee. .
The 15 local county residents.
being chosen to serve on the com-
mittee will come from a cross sec-
tion of the county (three from
each commission district) and will
include business people, industry
leaders, and members from the
general public.
Chairman Danford said the
committee has a lot of work to do
as they evaluate and develop ways
to improve what Gulf County has

e Readjustment of Enterprise Zone
ate Office to Approve New Boundaries
to offer to prospective businesses Company which had requested to
and industries wishing to locate be within the zone): and an area
here. on Industrial Road. zoned for
Industrial use, would also be
Pass Enterprise Zone included in the new outline.
Resolution, A 3/4 square mile area west
During the board's regularly of Wewahitchka, that was being
scheduled meeting, commission-. considered as a possible site for
ers adopted a resolution request- the county's Industrial park,
ing the State Office of Tourism. would be removed from the
Trade and Economic Develop- Enterprise Zone. The board decid-
ment consider; changes to -Gulf ed to locate the. complex on
County's enterprise zone bound- another site south of Wewahitch-
!- ka, off Highway 71. The new
industrial park site is in the
Several Changes Made "zone".
jn Jl nes Homestea:d Commissioners have ex-
Spressed a need to have some flex-
Highland View,ibility in the zone's boundaries in
V order to meet the needs of busi-
Industrial Road and nesses currently located in the
S77county as well as those that might
Wewvahilchka Area. wish to locate here in the future.
'. A ;/ l, Until just recently. such changes
were considered to be very diffl-
aries., cult to do since it required
The Enterprise Zone Com- approval of the state legislature to
mittee met Thursday, July 24th redraw the boundaries.
and decided to ask the board to Businesses located within the
request several changes be made zone can receive sales tax breaks
to the boundary lines as reported and various other tax and person-
in the July 31st issue of The Star. nel incentives aimed at stimulat- .
Zone changes requested ing the local economy.
include" putting a 1/10 square
mile area near Jones Homestead Tropical Storm Alberto
(the' site of the proposed Guilf Hazard Mitigation
County Air Park) within the zone; Gulf County Administi-ator
-extend the boundary lines west to Larry Wells introduced Darrel
approximately the DLUie Belle Shephard '(Disaster Resourc --"
curve along Highway 98 (this
would include George, Hean (See COMMITTEE on Page 3)

Wewahitchka Sample Ballots Are Available
Absentee ballots for the Sep- dates for Mayor; Seeking the of- Hall or build a new one, numerous streams.
tember 2 election are now availa- fice of Mayor is incumbent Ray MAKES CONTRIBUTION It was announced that th
ble, the city commission of Wewa- Dickens and challenger, Charles The City of Wewahitchka con-ri tw sa s tonsori
hitchka announced at their Pettis. tribute $2,500 to the Gulf city's emloyeesar sponsoring
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meeting Monday night. They will
be available from the city offices
during regular business hours, at
the City Hall, until Friday, August
.29 according 'to city manager
.Don Minchew. The City Hall will
be closed Labor Day, Monday,
September 1.
The ballot contains several
important questions, in addition
to the names of the two candi-

The ballot also includes an
item calling for an amendment to
the city charter as well as the
questions of whether approval or
rejection of 15 year franchises for
St. Joe Natural Gas Company
and St. Jbseph Telecommunica-
tions, should be decided.
A straw bIllot will be taken
via the ballot on whether the city
should remodel the present City

County Search and Rescue squad
at its regular commission meeting
Monday night. The contribution
is to go towards the purchase of a
boat and motor to be utilized in
the groups rescue work.
The rescue squad annually
conducts a number of search
and/or rescue missions on Gulf
County rivers and streams as well
as the swamps, and woodlands,
all of which are criss-crossed by


Alice Park Saturday, from 5:00 to
8:00 p.m. The special fund raiser
is to benefit a local couple.
Minchew stressed it will not
be a city sponsored event, but is
being conducted by city employ-
ees using their own assets to fi-
nance the affair.
The city commission voted to
advertise for the purchase of a
full size pick-up truck.

Mayor Johnny Linton Cuts Ribbon Officially Announcing Completion of Reid Avenue Project
Mayor Johnny Linton presided over the scissors, cutting the
ribbon last Thursday at 1:30 p.m., which officially opened Port
St. Joe's revitalized Reid Avenue after four months of construc-
S- tion. A crowd assembled in the hot and humid temperatures at
S ''"" the intersection of Third Street to witness the event which was
the culmination of nearly-nine years of planning.
The street offers a unique appearance to visitors and home
'' folks alike. The street was designed to be pedestrian-friendly as
` well as pleasing to view.
... The street work accomplished more than just a face-lift. The
..... work is utilitarian as well, replacing a less-than-adequate drain
S" system with a new concept for moving water and keeping the
street from being puddled during heavy rainfall. Some stores
were plagued with flooding during rains which were just ordi-
.. .. 1 l A 1nary; the renovation of the drain system changed all that.
.. The thoroughfare is complete with the installation of new
Z P"' .. 1ostreet lights, planters at each intersection and in the middle of
each block, and a traffic pattern which discourages speeding
Sand allows more safety for pedestrians. A complete new set of
,sidewalks was also installed, including brick insets for decora-
e Stion and brick pavers outlining the walkways crossing each in-
Local merchants marked the opening of the street with a
week end celebration including a sale, offering entertainment to
kids and proudly showed off the new street.
The celebration was first planned to commemorate the com-
pletion of the revitalization project, but as the date for the spe-
cial week end grew near, Florida Coast Paper Company an-
nounced its paper mill-which had been shut down for four
months-was reopening, adding another cause for celebration.
Chairman Wayne Taylor stated, in his official opening re-
OFFICIALLY OPENING STREET-From left to right: Ta- Planning Committee chairman; Julian Webb, grant writer; marks; "I heard a few complaints while the street was being
ara Laine [partially hidden] Chamber of Commerce Execu- Dr. Joseph Weismantel, Director of University of Florida Ur- worked on about the inconvenience caused by the construction,
,we Secretary; Bill Wood, Damon MeNair and Charles ban Planning Department; and Lynda Bordelon, Planning but all those complaints seem to have disappeared now that the
harpe, City Commissioners; Wesley R. Ramsey, Planning Committee secretary. Mayor Linton wielded. the official work is complete. Everyone seems to be proud of the effort put
ni+im. .....41..... ;TnhnnvU .t r In a v awn, WnaTw 'avlnru .Chamher of Cnmmeree scissors. enttin the ribbon, into revitalization."

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Short Vacation

SO, SCHOOL HAS STARTED once again. It was a short va-
cation, wasn't it? We suppose the answer to that question de-
pends on whether or not you are a student or a paper mill work-
er. If you are a student, the answer is "yes". If you are a paper
mill worker, the answer is, 'Too long and not very enjoyable."
But both styles of vacations are over now, and it's business
as usual for the "indefinite" future.
The school year is pretty definite-190 days. The operational
period for the paper mill is more of an "indefinite" duration, just
like the down period of time. We all hope it's for the more defi-
nite period of 25 years, just like the last stretch of operating
THE SCHOOLS ARE 'SUFFERING' from a shortage of cash
with which to operate. While many people believe that's just "too
much money to expect the working man to provide for educa-
tion," to others it is situation "too tight for the comfortable fi-
nancing of our children's education," type of thing.
But, we'll live through it, and learn to do what we have to do
in order to accomplish an educated bunch of kids.
It's with great expectation and excitement that we await the
renovation of Port St. Joe's elementary school, scheduled to start
this school year and be complete by the next. The elementary
school project is proof that our people will bite the bullet when
.they think it necessary, but are a little reluctant to provide what
they call "frills" which were unthinkable when they were chil-
dren. The element which would provide a silk stocking facility to
provide a nuts and bolts education doesn't attract much atten-
tion in Gulf County. In bther words, they don't mind paying for
what they want, but you had sure better deliver 100 cents in val-
ue for each, of their dollars spent.
STATEWIDE, OFFICIALS ARE debunking the- theory that
the state is "space poor" for students to attend classes. Count all
the special purpose areas provided for special classes such as
band, for one thing, and they claim the state has a sufficiency of
class room space.
Of course, it's all in the method used to count students and.
classrooms. You can make raw figures tell you anything you
want them to, from the national debt, to inventory, to class-
If this crop of kids learns this lesson in economics, practiced
by their elders, they will survive in this world; and survival is the
name of the game.

Not So Popular

IT SEEMS AS IF a skating park is not quite as popular in
Port, St. Joe as some people thought. At least the creation of
such a park in an otherwise quiet neighborhood is not the most
popular project ever dreamed up.
The newly-formed Optimist Club jumped right on this little
project with both feet. We don't blame them. It sounded like a
good and popular thing to do. Something for our kids is always a
popular subject, isn't it? Something for our kids should be a safe
and popular activity to get involved in-
The residents who live in the vicinity of the proposed skate
park didn't think so. They objected to it almost unanimously. It
seems there was a groundswell of support for the skate park un-
til we became serious about its location. Then the mindset
seemed to be, 'We need it, but not in my neighborhood."
THAT SEEMS TO BE THE way with some projects. Every-
body wants them started up, but nobody wants them started up
in their neighborhood making all kinds of racket, which normal-
ly accompanies kids having a good time or enjoying themselves.
You can't get away from that.
But, let's face it: the kids belong to us. We can't send them
back just because they are a little noisy or, extremely energetic
and get a kick out of such activities such as skate; boarding or
skating in the more conventional manner.
A few years back there was a skating rink, 6f sorts', out in
Oak Grove. A man put up an old dilapidated building with no air
conditioning, no bright lights, no state-of-the-art skates ... as a
matter of fact, the entire operation was sort of crude and slip
But, the kids came and they enjoyed it! They had fun!
That was in the days before adults had the bright idea that
kids need so much to enjoy themselves.
We don't need much of a skate park to keep the kids occu-
pied either. Just a place to go will fill the bill.


The Way Of The Dinosaur

I haven't been in a F. W.
Woolworth store in twenty years. I
have two "just about" grown sons
that, to my knowledge, have never
set foot in a Woolworth's. We
might have contributed to the
announcement a couple of weeks
ago that this once giant retailer is

closing all of its collective doors
before the end of the year. To say
this business has not exactly'
impacted my family in recent
decades would.be a gross under-
statement .......
And yet, I can't help but be
saddened by the news.
The little town we grew up in
was way too small for a national
chain to find usl But the idea that,
made Frank Winfield Woolworth
famous and wealthy back in the
1880's had, by the post World War
II era, become inherent in our,

Our "five and dime" place up
on the square was the Ben
Franklin Store. It was run by Mr.
James Williams and sometimes
my youthful brain would ponder
on why he didn't name it after
himself. Woodrow dKenndh's gro-
cery store was named Woodrow
Kennon's, John McAdams' tractor
place was called McAdams'
Tractor, Bailey Moore' Wrinkle
owned Wrinkle's Hardware, it was
Tommie Hill's DX Station ... .
but I digress. .

The Life and Times of "Captain Supreme"

... Ice Cream, That Is!

stress the word "old"-Earl Hutto
dropped in to see me about 10
days ago. You know; the former
congressman. -
I'm not one to drop names of
the famous and near famous peo-
ple I know and consider to be.a
friend, but I knew Earl back be-
fore he became a state represen-
tative. He was a state representa-
tive for six years prior to running
for the Congress.
Before Earl became involved
in public life, he was a TV ani-
nouncer. He was a part-time
news person, a part-time weather
announcer and a part-time
sportscaster for Channel 7. This
was back before the station em-
ployed a specialists" to give each
different phase of the news.
I knew Earl a long time ago,
in other words.
But Earl existed for a time
prior to me being acquainted with
him. He was in television then,
too. He was with WEAR-TV in

frozen with dry ice.



Pensacola, where he started out;
he and the TV station together.

OLD EARL HAS written him-
self a book No kidding! He has
written a book about his life. The
name of this first effort by Earl is
entitled, Captain Supreme Goes
To Washington.
It seems, that during his Pen-
sacola television days, the station
had an advertising client by the
name of Supreme Ice Cream com-
pany, which had headquarters in
Dothan, Alabama. The station
bought Earl a costume and
dressed him up to do the 'spots',
labeling him as "Captain Su-

By Wesley Ramsey

Supreme Ice Cream was the
"Blue Bell" of its day. John Robert
Smith offered the Supreme Ice
Cream through the soda fountain
of his drug store. His drug store
stood for many years at the cor-
ner of Third Street and Reid Ave-
nue, where most recently the
drug store, building was home to
the Athletic House.
The Supreme Ice Cream was
aptly named, because it indeed
tasted supreme. John Robert had
the ice cream shipped in here
from 'Dothan via Lee's Coach
Lines, which later on became
Trailways bus line.
The ice cream was packed in
five gallon paper "cans" and kept

a popular' place during the sum-
mer months. It not only sold the
Supreme line of ice cream, but it
was also the first store in Port St.
Joe to put in air conditioning.
John Robert's brother had begun
selling and installing air condi-
tioners up in Dothan, Alabama.
John Robert kept his business in
the family; he purchased one of
the fast-becoming-popular ma-
chines and had it installed in his
A few years later, I was on
the building committee of the
then new Long Avenue Baptist
Church and we bought an air
conditioner from the Smith broth-
er to air condition our newly-
built-but-small church building.
The Methodists had installed
one in their new building along
about the same time and I don't
remember if we were the first air
conditioned church in Port St.
Joe, or whether the Methodists

beat us out of that claim to fame
by a few months.

My friend Earl has written a
book. It is the, first, and only,
book he has ever written.
He even had to publish it
himself, since he told me the pub-
lishers of such items will only
publish an author after he has a
dozen or so books under his belt.,
How is an author going to
have a dozen books published if
the publishers will only produce
one written by an author with
previous experience?
It seems to me to be a case of
which comes first, the chicken or
the egg?
Anyhow, Earl formed his own
publishing company and pub-
lished his lone effort at writing.
I just happen to have a half
dozen copies down at the office,
should anyone want to buy one.
He mentions me once in the
book. I defended one of his votes

on a controversial subject, once
in an editorial, and he mentions
that in the book.
What else could I do? If you
can't defend "Captain Supreme",
who can you defend?

I ASKED EARL what he was
doing, now that he had retired
from being a congressman. He
didn't even have to think about it,
or filibuster, or put off answering
until he "had more facts or polled
his constituents."
He simply answered, in plain
talk, "Just what I want to do!"
In plain English he meant; no
more committee meetings; no
more 'having' to attend this func-
tion or that one; no more being
careful of what he says; and
above all, no more living in Wash-
ington, D.C.1
Earl lives, with his family, in
Pensacola now and he comes to
Port St. Joe to spend his vaca-
tion. When he spends his vaca-
tion here, it proves he still has his

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Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Co. of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL

Wesley R. Ramsey....Editor & Publisher, President
William H. Ramsey. Vice President
Frenchie Ramsey..........Treasurer, Office Manager
Shirley Ramsey..........Graphic Design/Bookkeeper

Send Address Change to
Post Office Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
Phone (904) 227-1278



TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in
adVertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable
for damage further than amount received for such advertise-
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is
thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the
printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost;
the printed word remains. .

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As a young boy I would stand
in the toy aisle of the Ben
Franklin Store and marvel at bin
after bin of wonderful things. Yo-
yo's. tops, metal cars and trucks.
plastic cars and trucks, wooden
cars and trucks, model cars you
could put together yourself, model
car paint........They had ready
built "box" and "flats" hanging
above the kite shelf. You could get
a multi-colored whistle for 3
They had at least a hundred
and fifty cap pistols. We couldn't
afford the pistols-that's another
thing I didn't really understand,
some things were a lot more than
a nickel or a dime-but it "didn't
cost nothing" to look.
And what a great place to
, Listen, that store had a whole
section of nothing but army menl
Cowboy hats, Red Ryder gloves,
fold-out ,telescopes, sling shots,
water guns, rubber knives-if it
was fun and interesting, you
,could find it on aisles two and
three. We didn't hang much on
the other aisles, they wasted a lot
of space on dolls and clothes and
lawn chairs and charcoal and gar-
den hoses and back-to-school.
Blue Horse. lined notebook
paper-stuff nobody needed ...
jLaRenda Bradfield and Billie
Ruth Kirksey spent most of their
time up front at that big candy
counter with the orange; slices,
chocolate covered raisins, jaw-
breakers, Spanish peanuts,
Brach's little individuallywrapped
white squares and red hots.
i -We'd go over to the rubber
band department and buy an
extra .thick, big one and soup-up.
our balsa wood airplane. We
worked around the high cost of
the Roy Rogers pistol-we could
plop down 5 cents for a roll of
caps ... and get out in the street
and bust 'em off With a hammer.
We'd borrow a falke spider from
the creepy crawling bin and lay it
up -on,-the candy glass-,pver. the
coconut, hay stacks. ,t .roulvd
scare the heck out of Billie Ruth.
every time! -
I figured this was the ultimate
"Not hardly!" Leon was always
helping me with my education,
"They've got this big store down in
Jackson that's got one whole aisle
of army men!"
-No wayl"
"Theyve got coon skin. hats
and bull whips and wooden rifles
as far as the eye can see."
"Get outta here!"
"And when you get tired of
looking they've got this gigantic
lunch counter that runs all the
way across the back wall-you
can get a hamburger, the meatloaf
special . "..
Leon was always on the edge
but this time-swooosh. over he'd
It was a couple of years before
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


Fire Guts Apartment at Pine Ridge Complex Committee Continued from Page 1

A fire gutted the living room
and kitchen area of apartment #4
in block 500 at the Pine Ridge
Apartment complex on Garrison
Avenue early last Thursday
The picture above shows the
charred remains of the unit after
local firefighters extinguished the
blaze. The Port St. Joe Fire
Department was first on the scene
calling for assistance from St. Joe
Beach volunteers. Fire damage
was contained to the single apart-
Local Fire Marshall A] Ray
said the fire was started by chil-
dren playing with matches.'

Who to Call. .
To report a dangerous prod-
uct or product-related injury and
for information on the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety
Commission's fax-on-demand
service, call CPSC's hotline at 1-
800-638-2772; teletypewriter at

WesleyRamsey, The Editor:
Post Office Box 308 ,. ,
Port St.; Joe, Florida 32457-0308
Dear Wesley

In ,response to. your 'editorial
in the August 7,' A997, issue of'
THE STAR, I would like to com-
ment on some of the statements
that you nimade. Firstly, I would
like to state that the Board of City
Commissioners are very much
interested in any avenue that will
diversify our economy and also
increase revenues, for employees,
merchants or -government agen-
cies-especially the City-be that
a marina orn other industries. In'
fact, the main subject topic at our-
upcoming Florida League of Cities,
Convention will be- ,Economic
Development. We-' (the
Commissioners) will be listening
very carefully at these seminars
and plan to implement any ideas
that fit our unique City upon our
~.Yowustated' in your editorial'
That the Mharina site property was
obtained for the princely sum of
$10. However, you failed to state
That the city has improved 'the
property to the tune of
$163,337.95-all taxpayers' dol-
lars--and we haven't stopped yet.
We still have debris and buildings
to be removed for which we
received bids with the lowest bid-
der quoting $26,500 to remove
the rubble and we are still work-
ing on removing the brick office
At the board's last meeting on
August 5, 1997, Bill 'Kennedy,
Preble-Rish Engineering, sent
written word that he had complet-.
ed and copied the plans and spec-
ification 100% for the construc-
tion of the marina and as soon as
he receives a call from EDA we.
will advertise for construction.


(From Page 2)
I made the trip tO Jackson "to see
for myselfi. Leon, if anything.
hadn't done Woolworth's justice.
It had everything! I strolled up
and down those toy aisles for
hours. And JI couldn't believe my
eyes-that big lunch counter with
the, mile long row of red covered
stools had, the menu up in
lights on the back wall! With
Amazing! And I'll tell you
something, I wasn't interested in'
the meatloaf special-I got way
over on the right side where they
bad those chocolate malts and'
hot fudge sundaes and banana'
splits. .
I guess it's not hard to figure
on the demise of Woolworth's. You
can stop today at any corner con-
venience store, truck stop or
roadside inn and pick up all the
geedunk, do6daads and fid-
dlemathings a body could Want.
There's a fast food place with pic-
tures on the wall' rather than
hand-out menus on every corner
that doesn't have a convenience
store. . ;
Why spend time browsing up
and down aisles when you could
be home with your Nintendo fight-
ing the, real life Galecta Beast
from Terminator Island. And if
you do go out "It's the mall,
Pmanl" Or the CD section at Wal-
S We're living much too fast for
rubber knives and spinning tops
iand 3 cent Whistles.
Yeah, it saddens me.
It saddens me for Woolworth's
.... and for our youth ....
Thanks for your time,

Our Readers Write "'
to the ditoro

Mayor T S Editor To Task

is is exactly what the board
had previously voted to do. We are
on course, however, we are
approximately two weeks behind.
on our original schedule to
accomplish advertising for the
"letting of bids" for construction.
chunk of the money in hand
through a grant." Wesley, do
you really think that's how the
grant process works? It doesn't.
We have no money in hand from
grants.a In fact, the $675,000
grant from the Economic
Development Agency will be paid
to the city when the scope of the
work for the marina has been
completed and not in incremented
payments. Bill Kennedy has esti-
mated the marina as designed will
cost $3,500,000. Which is anoth-
er reason why we are advertising,
for construction of the marina to
determine the true cost of this
project. Currently, we have a,
revised construction start date'for.
the marina of March 25, 1998.
.When the marina construction
bids are received, we feel that we
'inIll hb mnre informed and will
have a "true dollar amount" to
discuss with state agencies,
banking institutions and
It is also true that the city
through great not good' manage-
ment has money set aside for
replacement, of, vehicles and
equipment. (We also give credit to
Frank Pate and those other com-
missioners who preceded us for
this fact.) It is not news to us that
we set this money aside for the
replacement : of 'vehicles and
equipment. We have always
known the where, the when, and
how much because we deliberate-
ly do this during every budgeting
period and hopefully will continue
to do.so.
We have also been told that
the marina will probably not be
able to generate enough 'income
(less than $30,000 per month on
the low: end) to pay this "cash"
money back for a two year peri-
od-"a get on your feet" period.
(Wouldn't you like a deal like
;: this?) By our simple math, that's
approximately two years 'for con-
struction plus two years for "get-
ting on your feet". We were also
reminded that this recommenda-
tion for the two years "getting on
your feet" period would accrue
interest for the two year period
just that payments would start on
the 25th month. To us this is a

moot point since we already
accrue interest on these' funds.
The City in our continued
efforts to "Iolly-gag" around is still
open to suggestions and ideas'
from banking institutions and
investors, We are also still work-
ing with state agencies to find
funding sources to complete this
project. Our hopes are for the best
solutions for financing and
accomplishing the task without
jeopardizing the city's resources
in any way. We do not feel that
this can be accomplished by
locating every loose nickel we
have and spending it.
I would also like to remind
everyone that this has been a
large cash outlay year for the city
and we should be proud of our.
accomplishments. We are still in
the construction phase for the
water and sewer project in Ward
Ridge and the extension to the
new college site on Garrison
Avenue. The City decided to fund
from cash funds this project with
help from the college and a devel-
oper since our low-median income
is approximately $23,000 and we
could not qualify for any grant
funds. The costs for this project is
$450,252.30. We have also con-
tributed $225,000 for engineering
and storm drainage for the down -
town revitalization project-In
cash and we still are able to keep
our millage at 5.2408 mills for the
coming year.
So, Wesley, let us continue to
"lolly-gag" In tandem for another
Sincerely yours,
/s/ Johnny D. Linton

Approves of Article

On Proposed Marina
,Mr. Wesley Ramsey :
The Star
P. 0. Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Dear Mr. Ramsey:
I just read your editorial in
the August 7, issue of The Star
concerning the proposed marina
for Port St. Joe. I don't know how
anyone could have put it in better
Words. As you are aware, I am a
strong advocate of the marina and
positive thinking such as that edi-
torial is one way we may get this
project off dead center and mov-
ing forward.
I thank you for your support
and I hope you will continue to
follow this situation and make
sure our city fathers do not let
this project die..o
/s/ Greg Johnson
Citizens Federal Savings. Bank

Fire Chief Challenges Citizens

Dear Mr. Ramsey:
On July 24, 1997, the
Highland View Volunteer Fire
Department (HVFD) responded to
a mobile home fire on Marlin
Street in Highland View. Both the
Port St. Joe Fire Department 'and
the St. Joe Beach Volunteer Fire
Department were called for mutu-
al aid. I went ahead to the scene.
Once there, I asked a member's
wife to watch my six year old
daughter so that I could help
when the HVFD truck arrived.
As usual, an audience had
gathered to watch and critique
our response time and efforts to
control the fire. This should seem
surprising, but it has become a
common attitude in the commu-
It is extremely frustrating to
try to maintain a volunteer fire
department when no one in the
community wants to participate.
The only input we get are from
those who watch from a safe dis-
tance and voice their displeasure
with our performance.
The situation which faces the
HVFD and other volunteer units

is shortage of manpower. State
law requires that three members
must be on board the fire truck
before it leaves the station. With a,
small volunteer pool this can
cause delays reaching the fire.
Response time is just one area
adversely affected by decreased
membership and apathy in the
It is unfortunate that the
public does not appreciate the
volunteer who risks his own life
and health to protect the lives and
property of others. It is equally
hard to imagine that no one rec-
ognizes the sacrifice and dedica-
tion of each volunteer who serves
I would like to issue a chal-
lenge to all citizens critical of their
local volunteer fire department:
Instead of complaining about the
poor quality of service, do some-
thing constructive. Donate your
time and energy toward making a
better, more effective department
for everyone.
Marty R. Posey, Assistant Chief
Highland View
Volunteer Fire Department

Management) who spent several
minutes explaining the hazard
mitigation process and answering
related questions.
Disaster Resource Manage-
ment was selected by the board to
administer the $802,238 FEMA
grant funds earmarked to buy out
flood prone homesites at pre-flood
market value.
Much of the process has long
since been completed with a total
of 90 applicants for relocation
being reduced, through the appli-
cation process, to 32 homes
approved for purchase, Shephard
told the board.
The program is voluntary, so
homeowners are not being forced
to sell their homes. In fact, neigh-
boring counties have experienced
an approximately 60% success
rate through the hazard mitiga-
tion program.
Shephard said if any residual
money remains after the program
exhausts the approved list of 32
homes that money could be used
to set up alternate hazard mitiga-
tion programs.
: The board also accepted bids
for survey and appraisal work for
the hazard mitigation program.
Bids were tabled for review.
Realign Management
S:. Board members decided to
Appoint County Road Department
supervisor Bob Lester to oversee,
.direct and coordinate county,
workers throughout the county.
In an effort to better utilize
their work force, commissioners,
felt the move would tie the road
department and mosquito control
departments together.
In Other Business
S Discussed, problems. at the
Indian Pass boat ramp with the
launch site and adjacent beach
filling in with sand (accretion).
Commissioner Warren Yeager
suggested the county continue
working to keep the ramp open
while seeking permits to extend
the bulkheads to protect the ramp
*During a special meeting
(held prior to the regular meet-
ing), the board denied a grievance
request filed against the county:
by a county employee.
*Discussed readvertising for a
county court reporter.
*Agreed to go out for bids to

finish the inside of the county's
administration building.

*Voted to contract with the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council to provide local hazard
mitigation strategies.

*Decided to look at a few
roads in Howard Creek to be put
on a limited maintenance agree-,
ment by the county, as requested*
by Commissioner Johnny

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Getting An Early Start On Campaign
Lieutenant Governor Buddy MacKay of Ocala made an
early campaign swing through Port St. Joe Monday, meeting
the county officials and chatting with several friends and
supporters for nearly 'an hour. MacKay is getting an early
start on the campaign, in which he will seek to step up to
the office of governor.
While in Port St. Joe, MacKay said a few words to about
three dozen people who had gathered'to greet him at the
courthouse. The Lt. Governor revealed a program of econom-
ic development which stressed helping mostly small commu-
nities; a beefed up recycling program, and advance permit-
ting of industrial parks to remove some of the delay of start
up for new businesses and industry.
Ini the photo above, he, is being introduced to the gather-
ing by Walter Wilder.

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This column is provided as a service of the Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc., a professional counseling
and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment services.

Dear Counselor:
I have a three year old child
who is driving me crazy! She is
constantly under my feet and
won't allow me to do housework
or even take a bath in peace. She
won't listen to me unless T yell at
I know her behavior is normal
for her age, and I feel guilty for
getting so angry at her. But I don't
know how to keep from getting so
mad. Even when she is being
good, I ignore her because I don't
want to get her attention or dis-
tract her from what she is doing.
I want to have a loving rela-
tionship with my daughter but
she won't let me. What Ian I do?
Helpless Mother
Dear Helpless:
: It sounds as if you are going
through what all parents of two or
three year old children'do. These
kids have the incredible ability to -
take control of their parent's time,
attention and emotions. Your
daughter demands your attention,
and you are falling into the age-
old trap of giving her the wrong
kind at the wrong times.
If children don't get positive
attention, they will settle for any
kind. When they get even bad
attention on demand, attention-
seeking behavior is reinforced and
will continue to get worse. It's
time you take control.
Set aside time each day for
positive interactions with your
child when you can give her your
undivided attention. It's best to
plan on shorter periods of time
more often than one long stretch
pet day.
Second, when she begins to
demand your attention, remind
her that you have time set aside
for her, then ignore any continu-
ing demands until that time.

Third, give her some tasks or
activities to do while you are busy
with something else. Her behavior
may get worse before it gets bet-
ter, but if you remain consistent
and patient, her attention-seeking
behavior will begin to diminish.
Most importantly, look for times
when your daughter is being good
and reward her for it.
You can take control of your
own anger and aggravation by
first taking control of your behav-
ior. Instead of yelling at your
child, begin to impose other con-
sequences, smile, and tell your
child you love her when she
begins to get on your nerves. Your
child may not like it, but it will do
wonders for you.
Additionally, keep your per-
spective. Three-year-old children
generally don't know how to con-
trol their emotions nor do they
understand unconditional love.
'We must teach them. When you
find yourself becoming annoyed,
remind yourself that she is just a
child and seize the moment as an
opportunity to teach her.
If you continue to have prob-
lems with either your child's
behavior or your anger, there is
help. The Gulf County 'Guidance
Clinic has family counselors avail-
able to assist you with these
tasks. Please call for assistance.
Ed Dennis, M. S.
Clinical Services.Supervisor
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
'Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to

Local Couple
Married Aug. 4
Danny Hallinan and Dawn
Evans would like to announce
their marriage which took place
on August 4th.
Danny is the son, of Harry
Hallinan of Port St. Joe and Dawn
is the daughter of Marie Evans of
Beacon Hill.
They were joined by friends
for a simple ceremony. They will
be residing in Beacon Hill.

To Wed
Ann Yon of Port St. Joe and
Garry Simmons of Jacksonville
have announced the engagement
and forthcoming marriage of their
daughter, Nancy Simmons, to
Mark Loveland, son of Jo Ann
Dearing of Weslaco, Texas and'
William Franklin Loveland of Fort'
Walton Beach.
The wedding will be at 7 p.m.
September 6 in the Mandarin
United Methodist Chui-ch.,

Gary Clark Ingram
Meredith Anne Pate


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wayne Oklahoma Sc]
Pate of Port St. Joe announce the Engineering an
engagement and approaching She is a pro
marriage of their daughter, AMOCO Chen
Meredith Anne, to Gary Clark Alvin, Texas.
Ingram, son of the late Mr. and Gary is a
Mrs. Joe Edward Ingram f City High Sch
Houston, Texas. Grandparents of Utah, and tl
the' bride-elect are Mr. and Mrs. Oklahoma Sch
Frank Pate, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. ; Engineering. He
Alfred Joines of Port St. Joe. ,, neer for AM(
Meredith is a graduate of Worldwide E
Choctaw High School in Choctaw, Construction in
'Oklahoma and the University of The couple

St. Joe Bay Area Prepares for First

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Jus? over .three weeks remain
u nt ilge jffr'stf .drtnual .Seallop Da~y
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August 30.
A full day of celebrating is
being planned including arts and
crafts, entertainment, food,
games, fun events, St. Joseph Bay
and scallop educational booths,
kid's talent show. gospel sing (fea-
turing local talents), Lion's Club
clowns, and even face painting.
The event is scheduled to
start at 9:00 (ET) and run through
5:00 in the afternoon at Frank
Pate, Jr. Park and the newly con-
structed Maddox Property/'
Shipyard Cove Park. It's being
organized and sponsored by the
St. Joseph Bay Committee,
Arizona Chemical Environmental
Stewardship Council and the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce.
Most everyone who has ever,
tasted the uniquely sweet flavor of
a St. Joseph bay scallop has been
trapped by the desire to taste'
more and experiment with differ-
ent recipes to add variety:of one of
life's treasured delicacies.
A nearly 100 page cookbook
is being prepared for just that

purpose, full of nothing but scal-
lop recipes. It is being prepared by
the sponsors; the St. Joe Bay
Writers Group, Arizona Chemi-
cal/International Paper, and
Citizens Federal Savings Bank.
Several local scallop cooking
"experts" have contributed to the
book which will also contain
poems, essays, and environmen-
tal information on the bay-con-
tributed and edited by the St. Joe,
Bay Writers Group.
The cookbooks will be sold for
$6.95 each and all proceeds will
go to the Friends of St. Joe
Library, Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce, funds for the next
Scallop Festival, and St. Joe Bay'
Writers Group.
Also, Scallop Day tee shirts
are now available at the Port St.
,Joe Chamber of Commerce office
(upstairs in City Hall) for $10.00
All plans will be finalized over
the next few days according to
Jim Newton, entertainment chair--
man and Tamara Laine, Chamber'
Executive Director. But, all indi-
cations thus far are that the first
annual Scallop Day has all the

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So, make plans to join in on
the fun. For further information
call Gulf County Chamber office
at (850) 227-1223 or look them
up on the Internet at:
Also, the Chamber's E-mail
address is:
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Writer's Group
To Meet Aug. 19:
The next meeting of the St.
Joe Bay Writers Group will be
held on Tuesday, August 19 at
6:30 p.m. in the Gulf County
Public Library's meeting room,
The library is located on Highway
71N in Port St. Joe near the Gulf
County Courthouse. ,
The group is looking for more
writers and many more ideas.
They ask that you please attend
whether you have published or
just hope to be published. L
They would like to discuss
holding the group's own short
story and poetry contests. They
will also be discussing the staffing
of the writer club booth during
the upcoming Scallop Day on
August 30th.
For more information, contact
Jim Newton at 229-9123 or
attend the meeting

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Arizona Chemical's
Neighborly Interests Expand
To Local Garden Club
Employees of Arizona
Chemical's Port St. Joe plant
recently visited the Sea Oats and
) Dunes Garden Club. During the
visit, each garden club member
received a shumard oak hard-
wood seedling to plant and The
International Paper Pocket Guide
To Trees.
"We are taking very good care
'of the trees you have given us,
and are hoping to plant some In
the Beacon Hill County Park,"
said Sally Malone. club president.
"Sea Oats and Dunes Club mem-
bers are thrilled with the pocket
guides and will use them for
many years to come, as a
ri-eminder of your interest in the
The pocket guides enable
"readers to identify almost any tree
they encounter by looking at their
foliage, shoots, buds, thorns and
bark. More than 400 tree species
are described in the pocket guide,
along with 1,200 fully integrated
color illustrations.
The Port St. Joe plant
employs about 100 people and is
a member of the Chemical
Manufacturers Association. As a
member, the plant participates in
the CMA's Risponsible Care
program. Though this program,
members commit to continually
improving environmental, health,
and sa[6ty efforts, and engaging
in public dialogue reardiilg per-

Alzheimer Support
Group at BSJCC
Bay St. Joseph Care Center's
Social Services Department held
its premiere Alzhelmer Support
Group meeting last week. The
support group is directed by Terry
Owen, Social Service Director. The
featured speaker was Tom
McGaugh, executive director of
theAlzheimei Resource Center in
Tallahassee .
The support group meets the
second Tuesday of each month at
6 p.m. in the center's classroom.
Anyone Interested in Alzheimer's
and its effects is cordially invited
to attend. For additional informa-
tion call Ms Owen at 229-8244.

Gulf Co. Seniors
Conduct Outreach
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association will be con-
ducting "Outreach" in the
Wewahitchka area on Wednesday,
August 27th, beginning at 10:00
a.m.; as they continue to locate
and inform, people, ages 60 and
) over, about the services they have
to offer.

Sar ifott Saw It 'TI eSttar

Reid Avenue Is Fun Place to Be
Special events were held Saturday to help Port St. Joe mer-
chants celebrate the grand opening of Reid Avenue following
its "make-over" in a downtown revitalization project. One of
the highlights was a miniature train ride sponsored by the
Optimist Club which gave rides up and down the newly refur-
bished thoroughfare. In the photo below adults are shown
accompanying their small children on the adventure.
Zoo World of Bay county also brought several animals to
the enjoyment of children and adults. The antics of a lion
club, Delilah, delighted both young and old alike as she had
the run of an empty store building on Reid Avenue. According
to her trainer she already exhibits traits of animals in the
wild, even though she was born in captivity. Other animals
include parrots, a lemur and a boa constrictor. Delilah is
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Consumer Services, Bureau of
Seafood and Aquaculture.
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about Florida's seafood and aqua-
culture Industries, and the
Internet offers us another oppor-
tunity to do that," Crawford said.
The web site features deli-
cious seafood recipes and nutri-
tion information. Literature and
reference. materials produced by
the bureau also are accessible at
the web site.
Retailers and restauranteurs
may order point-of-purchase
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Helen H. Ballard,
Helen H.': Ballard died
Tuesday, August 12 in Panama
City following an extended illness.'
A native of North Carolina, she
was a resident of Port St. Joe for
the past 11 years.
She is survived by three
brothers, Roy, Robert and Vernon
Hubbard, all of North Carolina;
two sons, Thomas E. Ballard of
Panama City and Roy A. Ballard
of North Carolina; two daughters,
Linda Tiesling of Texas and Jerri
Eicker of South Carolina; a
daughter-in-law, Ann Ballard of
Port St. Joe; 11 grandchildren;
and eight great-grandchildren.
Wilson Funeral Home in
Panama City is in charge of
arrangements. The family will be
receiving visitors Thursday
(today), August 14th from 6 to 8
p.m. (CT). Funeral services will be
held in Bessemer City, North
Carolina on Sunday, August

Edna E.Adams
Edna E. Adams, 76, of
Highland View. passed away
Monday afternoon in Taylor
County. A native of Brewater, she
had been a resident of Highland
View since 1944 and was a mem-
ber of the Highland View Church
of God. People remember her as
the wife of Chester Adams, a 32-
year employee of St Joe Paper Co.
who passed away in 1979.
Survivors include three.
daughters, Barbara Adams of
Highland View. Betty Harrison of
LaBelle, and Sara Dora Daniels of
Highland View; five grandchil-
dren: two great-grandchildren;
on0e brother, Louis Taylor of
Lakeland; and three sisters.
Katherine Cizek. Thelma Kilburn.
and Elizabeth Frazier, all of
The funeral service will be
held at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T.
Thursday (today) at the Highland
View Church of God, conducted
by Rev. Tim Bailey and Rev.
William Touchton. interment will
follow in the family plot in Holly
Hill Cemetery.
Last evening (Wednesday) she
lay in state at Comforter Funeral
Home in Port SL Joe from 2 until
8:00 p.m. There will be no viewing
at the church.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral

Henry Ash Fedd
Henry Ash Fedd passed away
Wednesday. August 6th in Gulf
Pipes Hospital in Port St. Joe. Mr.
Fedd came to Port St. Joe in 1934
and worked for Kenney's Sawmill
and St. Joe Paper Company. He
was, a member of the Mt Carmel
Baptist Church.
He is survived by his seven
daughters, Patricia Smith of
Apalachicola. Lottie Yarrell,
DeLores Ann Fedd and Marilyn
Clayton, all of Port St. Joe,
Carolyn Fedd of Jacksonville,
Paula Fedd of Hartford,
Connecticut, and Linda Fedd of
Chicago. Illinois: three sons. Ray
Wood and Henry Earl Wood, both
of Hartford, and Willie Charles
Wood of Jacksonville; and many
grandchildren and great-grand-
The funeral service was held
at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church at
2:00 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by
Rev. 0. H. Walker. Interment fol-
lowed in Forest Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the;
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home'of Port St. Joe.

Barbara Zupancic
Barbara Horvath Zupancic,
87, of Wewahitchka, passed away
Sunday evening in Gulf Pines
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she
was reared in Yugoslavia until the
age of 14 when she returned to
the United States. She was a
devout Roman Catholic and was a
member of the Slovenian Womens'
Club. She was known for her hos-
pitality and her strudel making.
Survivors include a daughter
and son-in-law, Barbara Z. and
Albert Hasty of Wewahitchka; ;a
daughter-in-law, Elizabeth
Zupancic of Las Vegas, Nevada;
four grandchildren, Elisa
Cruthers and Frank R. ,Zupancic,
Jr., both of Las Vegas,
Christopher J. Hasty of Euclid,
Ohio, and Barbara M. Hasty of
Wewahitchka; eight great-grand-
children; two brothers,; Steve
Horvath of Anklum, Germany and ,
Joseph Horvath of Slovenia; a'
niece, Marta Recek of Stow, Ohio;
and many nieces and nephews in
Slovenia. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Frank
Zupancic, and her son, Frank
Zupancic, Jr.
The funeral service and inter-
ment will be held in Cleveland,

Harry E. Hallinan
Harry Edward Hallinan, 53,
passed away on July 30th in
Portland, Oregon. He was born
October 17, 1943 in Akronr,, Ohio
and served in the United States
Marine Corps. Before retirement,
Mr. Hallinan was employed as a
construction engineer. He was of
the Catholic faith.
He was preceded in death by
his mother, the late Baarbara L.
Hallinan. He is survived by a
daughter, Kelly Hallinan of
Gatlinburg, Tennessee; his father.
Harry W. Hallinan of Port St. Joe;
two brothers, Danny C. Hallinan
of Mexico Beach and Kerry M.
Hallinan of Eugene, Oregon; and
two grandchildren.
Cremation was performed
and a private service was 'held on
July 29th in Portland, Oregon.

Marion V. Atkinson
Marion Virgina Atkinson, 68,
passed away at her home in
Wewahitchka on Wednesday,
August 6th. She had been a resi-
dent of Wewahitchka for the past
18 years.
S he is survived by three chil-
dren, Mary Madrid Diaz. of
Wewahitchka, and. Marie
McNamara and John Ruiz, both
of Chicago; 13 grandchildren,
Renee Madrid and Rudi Madrid,
both of Wewahitchka. Ray
Madrid, Richard Madrid, Rhonda
Fleming, Ken McKeel, Lisa
Navarro. Tony Madrid, and Johri
Ruiz, Jr., all of Chicago, Teresa
Capone. Al Capone, Paul Capone,
and Phil Ruiz, all of Ohio; 10
great-grandchildren; her father,
Arnold A. Atkinson, and step-,
mother Esther Atkinson of
Wewahitchka; two sisters. Mable
Miller and Mary Alice Rice, both of
Wewahitchka; three brothers,,
Chapman J. Atkinson of Georgia.
Charles C. Atkinson of Wewa-
hitchka, and Michael Atkinson of
She was preceded in death by
her mother, Ila Bishop: a daugh-
'ter. Regina Baum: and a brother,
Arnold E. Atkinson.
Graveside funeral services
were held at Roberts Cemeter, in
Wewahitchka at 11:00 a.m., CDT,
Saturday, conducted by Rev.
Charles Pettis. Interment fol-

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The District II Juvenile
Justice Board will hold a meeting
on Thursday, August 21, at 9:30
a.m. (ET). The meeting will be
held at Jim's Steak House, locat-
ed at 4473 Lafayette Street (Hwy.
90) in Marianna.
Anticipated agenda items
include: the Department of
Juvenile Justice FY 1998/99
Proposed Legislative Budget
Requests (LBR) and substantive
legislation for FY 1998/99; final-
ization of the District Board
Juvenile Justice Plan; and update
on the status of the preven-
ton/diversion grants.
The public is welcome and

"Tasty" Union Aid Arrives
Florida Coast Paper Company's laid off workers were encour-
aged to go by the Union Hall on Sixth Street in Port St. Joe last
Friday to receive their "brotherly" share of food stores which
had arrived from: Nashville, Tennessee.
The food came from the AFL-CIO in a joint venture with the
international union in Nashville. Teamster union members also
volunteered to make the delivery.
Shown in the photo, helping to unload the delivery are (from
left) the teamster truck driver, Buck Lee, Bob Wahl, Duke Jones,
John Fowler and Bill Haun. .
The local unemployed menland women expressed their appre-
ciation to their fellow union members for their contribution to
the welfare of the area 'families.

ACS Officials Warn...

Beware of "Look Alikes"

There is only ONE American
Cancer Society, the nation's lead-
ing voluntary organization fight-.
ing cancer in your community.
The American Cancer Society
is facing competition from other
cancer-related "look alike" organi-
zations that raise funds b.ut.pro-j
vide little in the ,way.of com-
munity programs and ser-P,
vices. It's the organization that
families in your community'have
come to depend on if cancer
The American Cancer Society
is local, they deliver compassion-'
ate services, and most of all they
have. information that can:
empower people to save their own:
When the need is for trans-
portation, medical equipment,
workplace education, medication,'
lodging,' support groups,
resources, information, or guld-
ance,; the American Cancer;
Society is here. It's the only orga-
nization that offers a nationwide
cancer control program-'
research, education, and patient
If you want to fight cancer,

From left are James S.,
James D. James E. Young
3 Generations
of "Yung" Meni
The "James Boys" (as, they
'call themselves) all turn "5" this
year. Celebrating his 65th is
James Earl Young, along with
son, James Samuel Young mark-
ing his 35th, followed by grand-
son, James Duncan Young, who'll
mark his 5th birthday this year.,,-
The celebration of birth and
God's goodness to the family,
complete with a seafood dinner,
balloons and a "Big Cookie", took
place in the home of Sammy and
Evangeline Young of Lynn Haven.

GCGC Board to
Hold Meeting
The Board of Directors of the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
will hold its regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday, August 19 at
12:00 noon (Eastern). The meet-
ing will be held at the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc. Wellness
Center in Port St. Joe.

know who they are ...
The American Cancer Society
and who they are not.' Call 1-800-
ACS-2345 for more information
and literature about your
American Cancer Society.

encouraged to attend the meeting.
Each local Juvenile Justice
County Council has a voting
member on the district board.
Membership in the local Juvenile
Justice Councils is open and
there are no membership fees.
For more information contact
your local Juvenile Justice
County Council chairperson or
Chris B. Canty, District Board
and Council Coordinator at (850)

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The Gulf County Planning and Development
Review Board will meet Tuesday, August 19, 1997
at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., in the Gulf County
Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County
Courthouse Complex to discuss and possibly act
upon the following:
1) Land Use Change Gulf County Industrial Park
2) Stan Kleski Zoning / Indian Pass Peninsula Only

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on
these matters. Information prior to the meeting can
be obtained from the Planning/Building
Department at (850) 229-6111.
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Following years of reliable, caring service, St. Joseph Telephone and Telegraph has
announced the closing of their Operator Services Office in our city effective
September 1, 1997. This action is especially shocking when you realize that St.
Joe, though a local company, is one of the most profitable telecommunications
companies in Florida and that the loss of these jobs to our community does not
have to happen.

As you may be aware, an out of state corporation purchased St. Joseph Telephone
and Telegraph Co., along with Gulf Telephone and the Florala Telephone Co. Since
this transition substantial numbers of long term employees of St. Joe
Telecommunications have been laid off (lost their jobs). This has had a negative
affect on our community and the services provided by this telephone company.

On July 25, 1997, St. Joe telephone announced they now plan to close our
Operator Services Office in Port St. Joe, laying off over 20 employees, some with
over 30 years of service to the Company and to our community. The Company plan
is to transfer Operator Services to another Company in another town or state. The
service will be automated, making it very difficult to reach a live operator; instead
you will be dealing with an answering machine.

Should St. Joe be successful in eliminating these highly trained, highly productive
workers, our city would lose thousands of dollars in lost tax revenues, lost business

sales and increased social services spending. We estimate that for every St. Joe job
lost, at least one other job in our community will be lost through a "ripple effect."

Operator provided service is an important service to our community, both in con-
venience and safety. To be able to dial "O" and have a live operator be available
to assist a child or an invalid is invaluable. To remove this service in the interest of
making a higher profit is wrong.

We are asking you to assist in requiring .St. Joe Telephone Co. to retain this valu-
able service to our community. The Communications Workers of America (CWA)
and the employees of St. Joe Telephone are ready and willing to work with St. Joe
to try and save these jobs, and where we are not successful, at least be able to
retrain these workers so that they can remain an asset to our community. In the
meantime, a letter from you to John Vaughan, Vice President, St. Joe
Communications, P. 0. Box 1007, Port St. Joe, FL 32457, protesting the closure of
this office would be most helpful.

Utp, 8/14/97

Dist. II Juvenile Justice

Board Meeting Planned


Arizona Chemical Up for

Environmental Awards

Early Morning Smashup.
Two local young people were injured in this wreck early Wednesday morning on Highway
98 at St. Joe Beach. Rachel Harris, 16, of St. Joe Beach was on her way to Port St. Joe High
School for classes when the car she was driving and a truck driven by Michael Strickland of
* Highland View were involved in a two-vehicle accident. Both were transported to Bay
Medical Center with injuries according to a spokesman for the Gulf County Sheriffs
Department. At press time the accident report had not been completed by the Florida
Highway Patrol, and no other information was available.

College Students Can Plan Ahead

To Avoid Many Insurance Pitfalls

By Bill Nelson
State Treasurer and
Insurance Commissioner
The lifelong adventure of
learning hits full stride when
young people leave home to
attend a college, university or
graduate school. As parents who
in the past few years have seen
our two children enter college, my
wife Grace and I know it's a chal-
lenging time for the whole family.
But a word of caution is in order.
in all the excitement, don't neglect
to consider insurance.
During their high school
years, most students are covered
by their parents' insurance poli-
cies. This may, change, however,
when the student pursues a high-
er education. Families should
consultaitrusted insurance agent
before the start of each acadaeiii "
year to discuss automobile,
*' health and personal property
insurance needs.
Automobile Coverage Changes
A family auto policy that cov-
ers a high school student general-
ly will provide the same .coverage
when that student attends college
in the United States or Canada.
If a student suffers an acci-
dent while driving another per-
son's vehicle, however, the
owner's insurance company will
provide the primary coverage up
to that policy's dollar limits.
The family's insurance com-
pany will provide secondary cov-
erage, if necessary, tip to their
policy's dollar limits., Students
who lend their car thus also
"lend" their insurance.
Some insurance companies
offer "student away at school" dis-
counts when a young driver cov-
ered by a parent's policy attends
college away from home without a
car. Parents should check with
their insurance agent. about this
Healthcare Needs
Before the advent of managed
care,, most families obtained cov-
erage for their medical needs
through health insurance poli-
cies. Parents thus knew their col-
lege-age children had coverage for
injuries or illnesses.
Today, many families belong
to a health maintenance organiza-
tion, which provides full coverage
only within specific geographic
service areas. These families
should check to see if their HMO
covers the area where their child
will attend college. If so, the HMO
can ,help the student find a pri-
mary-care physician in that area.
Other ,options include the
purchase of a major medical poll-,
cy or a student health policy
offered through the college or uni-
Personal-Property Coverage
A student's clothing, comput-
er equipment and other posses-
sions typically cost a lot of money
to replace if damaged, destroyed
or stolen.
A homeowners insurance pol-
icy automatically covers students
temporarily living away from
home in college dormitories.
However, most insurance compa-
nies limit this coverage to 10 per-
cent of the personal-property cov-
erage provided by the parents'
policy. For example, parents who
buy $40,000 of such coverage will
also have $4,000 of coverage for
S their child in college.
A student who needs more
than 10 percent of his or her par-
J f ents' coverage or who lives in an
off-campus apartment may need

to buy a renter's policy.

Parents of a student who
owns expensive computer equip-
ment should consider adding a

"rider" to their homeowners policy
that addresses more situations
than covered by a basic home-
owner's or.renter's policy.
In addition to contacting their
insurance agent, parents or stu-
dents may obtain information by
calling the Florida Department of
Insurance Consumer Helpline
toll-free at 1-800-342-2762. The
hearing impaired may use a TDD
to call 1-800-640-0886.

34th Annual

Gospel S1ing_
The Bay County Junior
Deputies and Law Enforcement
Explorers have announced their
plans to present the 34th Annual
Gospel Sing on Saturday. August
30th beginning at 7:30 p.m. (CTJ.
Featured guests will be The
Dixie Echoes, The Gann Brothers,
The Sheriffs Posse and The
Singing Messengers. The event
will be held at the Marina Civic
Center in Panama City.
Tickets are on now sale at all
Bay County Christian bookstores
or you may call 784-9810 for tick-
et information. Advance tickets
are being sold for $5.00; at the
door the cost will be $8.00.
Children under 12 will be admit-
ted free. .
Everyone is encouraged to get
your ticket, go early and enjoy!
this big night of gospel music

Benefit Gospel
Sing in B'town
On Friday, August 29th the
Blountstown First Assembly of
God Youth Department is spon-
soring a benefit gospel sing in the
Blountstown High School
Auditorium. It will begin at 7 p.m.
and continue until 10:00 p.m.
Featured singers will include
the Calvary Trio from Kissimmee
and Southport, the Day 'Star
Quartet from Port St. Joe,
Southern Harmony of Tallahas-
see, and the Tammy Kirkland
Ministry from Lynn Haven. Also
appearing will be Betty Hice
Hirsch from Panama City.
Tickets are available at the
door for $7.00 or in advance for
$5.00. For more information call
(850) 674-4331 or 674-5409 All
donations from the event will go
toward the "Speed-the-Light"
Missionary Equipment Program,
to spread the gospel around the
The school's auditorium is
located at the intersection of
Highways 69 and 71 in



You also may call the helpline
to obtain free consumer guides
about homeowners, health or
automobile insurance or HMOs;
or browse the Departmnent's web-
site at: www.doi.state.fl.us for
more information.

Wewa Seniors
Are Selling Taco
Salads Aug. 15th
The Wewahitchka Senior
Citizens Center will be selling a
delicious taco salad lunch on
Friday, August 15th. The plate
will consist of a large salad with
ground chuck, lettuce, tomatoes,
chips and a mild sauce, plus iced
tea for a cost of only $3.50.
. All proceeds will be used to,.
make site improvements, picnic
tables, new curtains and panel-
ing. The lunch will be served from
11 a.m. until 1 p.m. (CT) at the
center in Wewa.
They will be delivering to local
businesses. Please call 639-9910
between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m..
Monday through Friday to place
your order.

Hunter Education
Offered in Bay Co.
The Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission is offering
a hunter education course in Bay
County August 15, 16 and 17.
The 16-hour course will be
taught at the Southport Men's
Club on Franklin Avenue in
Southport from 6 to 9 p.m. on
August 15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
August 16, and 8 a.m. to noon on
August 17. Attendance is required
at all classes, including the range
session, in order to complete the
Effective January 1 of this
year, proof of hunter education
training will be required when 16-
year-old hunters purchase their
first hunting license. Persons
interested in attending this
course are asked to call the GFC's
regional office in Panama City
(265-3676) to pre-register.

The Environmental Steward-
ship Council at Arizona Chemi-
cal's Port St. Joe plant has been


Rule Part of

Wildlife Code

The Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission adopted a
regulation at its July 10-11 meet-,
ing in Tampa which should help
alleviate deer hunter/landowner
conflicts in eight panhandle coun-
Referred to by GFC staff as
the "Hunter Responsibility Rule-,
the regulation, which will take
effect in early September, requires
hunters using dogs in Calhoun,
Escambia, Holmes, Jackson.
Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton
and Washington counties to have
collars on the animals with the
owner's name and address.
Additionally, the hunter 'must
have written permission from the
landowner to use dogs on their
Ed Moyer, the GFC's regional
director in northwest Florida said,
"The commission considered
exempting hunters who use bird
dogs and retrievers from the rule,
but dropped the exemption after
receiving considerable public
input requesting the rule apply to
all dogs. Judicial review also indi-
cated that exempting certain dogs
would make the regulation more
-difficult to enforce."
SMany of the public comments
came from the GFC's public input
process for rule consideration. He
said over 70% of written com-
inents received by the GFC sup-
ported the regulation.
Between now and the begin-
ning of the 1997-98 hunting sea-
son, Moyer said the GFC will be
involved in an educational
process to explain the rule ,to
organized hunting groups and.
landowners. He said the regula-
tion will be used to target chronic

STyndallDive Club's
Spearfshing Tourney
All certified divers are invited
to enter the 28th Annual Panama
City Open Spearflshing
Tournament to be held August
22-24, hosted by the Tyndall Dive
Club. All applications must be
completed and returned to the
Tyndall Beacon Beach Marina
Club before the 6:30 p.m. August
21st mandatory safety meeting.
The tournament opens at 6
a.m. on August 22nd, and con-
cludes Aug. 24, with an awards
ceremony and fish fry. Weigh-in of
fish will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on
August 22nd and 23rd, with final
weigh-in on August 24th from
noon to 1:30 p.m. The fish fry and
viewing of all weigh-ins will be
open to the public.
Categories of competition will
include amberjack, barracuda,
sheepshead, cobia/ling, snapper,
grouper, triggerfish, spiny lobster
and shovelnose lobster. Grouper
and snapper will be slot fish with
weights of 25 and 10 pounds
respectively being targeted. Prizes
will also be awarded for seashell
and photography categories.
For more information, regis-
tration or tournament rules, call
Al Johnson, tournament director,
at (850) 871-0747 or D. J. Moore
at (850) 871-2624.

nominated for the Keep Florida
Beautiful's 1997 Annual Environ-
mental Public Service Awards Pro-
gram and the Florida Environ-
mental Expo's 1997
Environmental Awards Program
under the Business and Industry
category. Winners for both
awards will be announced in Oc-
The Environmental Steward-
ship Council is an employee led
committee established to promote
environmental responsibility and
environmental stewardship
among all employees at work and
at home. The council is a co-
sponsor of the upcoming Scallop
Festival in Port St. Joe on August
Port St. Joe Plant Manager
Clark Davis said, "The council is
honored to be nominated for
these environmental awards.
Our parent company, Internation-
al Paper, has indicated that this
employee team is a best manage-
ment practice throughout the. cor-
poration. Our mission is to in-
crease awareness among
employees and to have a positive

impact within our community."

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By: Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist,

What is your occupation? How
well do your feet allow you to do
your job?
Even if you are not a ballerina
or pro athlete, your feet can affect
Job performance. Feet that hurt
can make you. less efficient, more
susceptible to fatigue, more prone
to accidents and possibly impa-
tient and cranky with colleagues.
The reasons feet hurt range
from wearing the wrong kind of
shoes to neglected problems like
corns and calluses and to defects
in foot structure that may run in
the family.

the cause, there .
is no need to put
up with persis-
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Make an, appointment with the
podiatrist to find out what can be
done to turn hurting feet into
happy feet. Relief from foot dis-
comfort can make a difference not'
only on the job, but in all facets of
your life.
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Tapper Tournament Committee Kickoff

Slated for October 10-12 After Being Cancelled Last Year Due to Course Damage from Opal

In the photo above, Charles Watson and his partner from
Atlanta, Georgia stand amongst their "catch .of the day" follow-
ing a trip on the "Lady J" with Captain Danny Tankersley and
mate Steve Branson.
This Week's Area Fishing Report
For August 3rd through August 10th
Bottom fishing has been real slow. You have to sit and soak
your bait 10 to 15 minutes before you get a bite. Top water fish
have been nice. Dolphin and wahoo have been caught this past
Cooking Tip: Take a king fish filet and skin it. Cut the cen-
ter line out of the filet. Soak in Key West key lime juice for 30
to 45 minutes; then grill or fry it.

For the deal of your life,
see me!

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"Good Fishing"
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Captain Danny Tankersley

Youth Soccer
Camp Aug. 16
Boys and girls, ages four
through 18, are invited to partici-
pate in a one day soccer camp to
be held on Saturday, August 16.
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. (lunch
break from 11-1) at the Port St
Joe Elementary School field.
Carl 'Bennett, camp instruc-
tor, is a former professional soc-
cer player and currently coaches
the FC Pumas Soccer Club in
Panama City.
The fee for the camp is $25
per player; family discounts are
available. Please contact Margaret
Ellmer at 227-7280 or Betty
Curry at 229-8010 to sign up for
the camp or for more information.

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Golfers from around the
southeastern United States will
gather at the St. Joseph Bay
Country Club October 10
through 12 to participate in the
23rd annual George G. Tapper
Invitational Golf Tournament;
Proceeds from the tournament go
to benefit the Gulf Coast. ,
Community College Foundation.
Invitations for the event-will
be extended to past participants
throughout the Panhandle/Big
Bend area and in Georgia,
Alabama, South Carolina and
Tennessee. However, others inter-
ested in the event should call
227-1111 for information.
SThe tournament traditionally
attracts a capacity field of 224
players accepted on a first-come
first-serve basis. For the first
time, this year's tournament will
feature up to two flights designat-
ed specifically for women.
Another first for this year's
event will be the availability of
three different levels of sponsor-
ship. Patrons can choose to be a
"Birdie Patron" for $500 or a reg-
ular "Patron" for $275.
"Birdie Patrons" will be
prominently recognized with a
large embroidered flag to be dis-
played at each event, a special
appreciation gift to keep, guaran-

.22 Rifle Matches
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two .22 rimfire rifle matches, a
BR-50 match and a smallbore
metallic match on Saturday
morning, August 16th.
Registration and set-up will
begin at 8:30 a.m. and the BR-50
match will start at 9:00. This
match consists of 50 shots fired
at bullseye targets set at 50 yards;
from the firing line. All shots are
fired from a bench rest with the
rifle supported on sand bags or an
adjustable rest. I
The silhouette match will
begin after the completion of the
BR-50 match. It consists of 40
shots fired in the standing posi-
tion at metal targets placed 40 to
100 yards from the shooter. These
matches are challenging and a lot
of fun to shoot and all rifle shoot-
Lers are invited to come out and
shoot. Trophies will be awarded in
each match.
Last Saturday, the club held
its monthly .22 pistol bullseye
match and hunter pistol niitShfllle
silhouette match. Brian Upton-
won the silhouette matchO by
knocking down 14 targets and
John Fadio won second place
with 11 targets. In the bullseye
match, Brian Upton was the win-
ner with a score of 704 and Ralph
Roberts finished in, second place
with 691.
You do not have to be a rifle
club member to shoot in the
matches. All local rifle and pistol
shooters are invited to participate
in the matches. For additional
information call 229-8421.

PSJ Dixie Majors
Are Eliminated
Port St. Joe's Major All' Stars
were eliminated from the Dixie
Youth Baseball 12-and-Under
Tournament in Bartow last
Wednesday evening in an exas-
perating 18-1 loss to Pace Blue.
The St. Joe defense gave up
nine runs in. the top of the first,
,dUe to .a combination of two mis-
handled bunts, four hits and four
walk, before they could even pick
up a bat themselves.
Port St. Joe put its only run
on the board in the bottom of the
first when Terrance Chambers
crossed the plate.
The game was called after.
four innings because of the 10-
run rule. Starting pitcher Adam
Nixon, whose two doubles were
St. Joe's only hits of the game,
lasted into the third. In that
inning, Pace put any hope of a
comeback bid to rest with the
addition of nine more runs.

teed placement in the tournament
for one player with cart fee, a
"deluxe goody-bag", six tickets for
the Friday evening tournament
party and special recognition at
the reception and awards ceremo-
"Patrons" at the $275 level
will receive one guaranteed tour-
nament golfer entry with paid cart
fee, "deluxe goody-bag", four tick-
ets to the Friday evening recep-
tion, on course recognition and a
standard size embroidered flag to
be displayed at the reception and
awards ceremony.
The entry fee for all non-guar-
anteed golfer spots is $200, which
includes prepaid cart fee, a goody
bag and two reception tickets.
Golfers are grouped by hand-
icaps into 14 flights. Each flight is
divided into two divisions after the
second day's round with plaques

and prizes being awarded to the
top three places in each division.
A burgundy jacket will be
presented to the tournament
champion and the B. Roy
Gibson, Jr. Memorial Trophy
will be awarded for the low
gross round of the 54-hole
Rex Buzzett, chair. of the
Tapper Tournament Committee,
said, "The 1996 tournament was
canceled, primarily due to course
damage from Hurricane Opal.
But, the 1997 tournament is set
and we hope you'll join us for
what is shaping up to be one of
the best Tapper's ever. Past par-
ticipants should look for their
invitation and informational
package in mid to late August."
For many golfers and their
guests, the highlight of the week-
end is the reception hosted by



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The Tapper Golf Tournament
from left are Jay Rish, David Wa
Buzzett, Bill Sumner, Harold Hollo
John Miller

Bass Tag

The Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission's (GFC) large-
mouth bass license plate is a big
splash with Florida drivers based
on early tag sales.
The Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles reports
that Floridians bought 4,141 bass
tags' between March 15th, when
the tag went on sale, and July
The GFC reeled in $103,525
in revenue from sales. of the new
tag, which features an underwa-
ter scene with a largemouth bass
and several panfish swimming in
a natural eel-grass bed. For each
tag sold, the GFC receives $25 for
fish and wildlife management
Dr. Allan L. Egbert, the GFC's
executive director, said he is
encouraged by the popularity of
the new tag. It shows that
Floridians are concerned about
conserving the state's fish and
wildlife heritage.
"Revenue from tag sales will
enable us to enhance Florida's
fish and wildlife resources,"
Egbert said. "The money will be
used to support conservation, pro-
jects for fish-and wildlife, includ-
ing such things as habitat
enhancement, enforcing wildlife
regulations, restocking programs,
access enhancement and environ-
mental education."
GFC officials expect to exceed
their original goal of selling
10,000 tags during the first year
and eventually reap $1 million per
year from tag sales.
The GFC's Bob Wattendorf
said the bass tag is doing the best
of the new plates released earlier
this year selling at a rate of 38
tags per day.
"Bass tag sales compare

Trish and David Warriner at their
antebellum-style home overlook-
ing St. Joseph Bay.
The tournament is named for'
Mrs. Warriner's father, the late
George G. Tapper, who founded
the tournament and contributed
so much to the development of
Port St. Joe, Gulf County, and the
state of Florida. In hosting the
reception, Mrs. Warriner follows
in the tradition established by her
mother, the late Amelia Gibson-
Sponsored since 1986 by
the George G. Tapper Foun-,
dation, the tournament has
raised more than $130,000
for the scholarship fund of
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege Foundation.
For further information, con-
tact Tapper & Company in Port
St. Joe at (850) 227-1111.

committee gathered to formulate plans for the 1997 tournament. Shown
rriner, Lee McLemore, Ralph Roberson, Bubba Gander, Boyd Pickett, Rex
way, Bob King, Greg Johnson, Roy Smith, Trish Warriner, David Gaskin, and

Makes A Big: Splash
favorably with some of the other complements many of the most
best selling tags such as the pan- popular car colors."
other, education and arts-tags," The 0GFO also is marketing
Wattendorf said. "The bass tag's the tag to be used for boat trailers
appeal is that it looks great and as well as vehicles.

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' Nine Miles of Beach is Park's Main Attraction

Kim Rider, Park Ranger, Presents Slide /Narrative Program to Rotary Club

St. Joseph Peninsula State
Park attracts 94,000 visitors an-
nually, Kim Rider, Park Ranger,
told the Rotary Club last Thurs-
day at its noon meeting. The
things which attract this many
visitors are camping facilities, wa-
ter sports, fishing, nature hikes,
bird watching, sunsets, and relat-
ed activities,
/ The main attraction, accord-
ing to Rider,? is -the nine mile
stretch of sugar white sand, gulf
front beach. This beach has been

designated as among the five best
beaches in the world.
"The surroundings at the
park are quiet and offer the visi-
tor peaceful solitude," the speak-
er said. "Still, there are a multi-
tude of things to do while visiting
with us," she continued.
A trip to St. Joseph offers a
view of turtle nesting, wild ani-
mals in their natural habitat,
such water sports as scalloping,
shelling, wind surfing. snorkeling,

SCUBA diving, canoeing, boating
and nature hiking in a primitive
setting. t;
The park stretches over 2,500
acres, with the Gulf of Mexico on
one side and St. Joseph Bay on
the other side. About half of the
acreage has been left in its natu-
ral -state to accommodate hikers
and campers. There are no facili-
ties in the natural area and every-
thing carried in must be carried
out, also.
The park has eight cabins,

available, as well as tent and
trailer camping facilities. The cab-
,ins :are so popular, they must be
reserved nearly a year in ad-
,I:vance. The state park places a
charge to visitors of $3.25 per
car. for a day. Launching boats
- from their site at Eagle Harbor is
$5.00. Overnight camper rates
are $15.00 per night, plus $2.00
for an electrical hook-up.
' Guests of the club were Bob
Hudson of Shreveport, La.; and
,Wayne Maddox of Satellite Beach.

Captain Supreme Goes To
Washington, a memoir by former
Congressman Earl Hutto, who
was born and raised, in the
Wiregrass area, has been released
and is now available at The Star.
The 332- page book, includ-
v ing pictures, which Hutto com-
pleted, recently following his
retirement at the end of the 103rd
Congress in January 1995, covers
Hutto from his early years grow-
ing up in a poor family in Dale
County near Ozark, through his
career in radio and television, and
into the political arena. It brings
to life the reality of a true

Court Rules
Against Coastal
Coastal Petroleum
Company said Florida's First
District Court of Appeal has
ruled against the company in its
inverse condemnation claim
against the state.
The ruling has 1ro bearing
on the company's drilling permit
litigation, which involves work-
ing-interest acreage offshore,
the company said.
The lawsuit, filed seven
years ago, sought compensation
from the state for its expropria-
tion of the company's petroleum
and mineral royalty interests In
2.5 million acres of tidal lands
along the Gulf Coast.
Coastal contended its royal-
ty interests were rendered
worthless by the state's ban on
leasing, enacted ini 1990, which.
therefore, was tantamount to
confiscation. Last year, howev-
er, the lower court ruled against
Coastal; and that ruling was
upheld last, week by the appel-
late, court.
A Coastal spokesman said
the company expects to appeal
the decision to the Florida
Supreme Court.
Coastal Petroleum Cori-
pany is a majority-held sub-,
sidiary of Coastal Caribbean
Oils & Minerals, Ltd.

American success story.
But, how does Captain
Supreme figure in the title? It
emanates from Earl Hutto's early

days as Sports Director and
announcer at WEAR-TV' In
Pensacola when he dressed in a
space suit and, as Captain

Supreme, licked a cone of ice
cream and advertised the product
on a kids' show sponsored by
Supreme ice cream, which was
made by Dothan Ice Cream
Hutto was the first in his fam-
ily to finish high school and col-
lege. attending Troy State on the
GI Bill after serving a stint in the
U. S. Navy as a seaman. Following
graduation. Hutto taught in high
school for a couple of years before
launching his career in broad-
casting. His specialty was sports,
and he did play-by-play as well as
dally sportscasts. He was the
announcer when Dothan High
won the state basketball tourna-
Earl Hutto's strong desire to
serve his country and peoplepro-
pelled him into a political career
that saw him win 16 straight pri-
mary and general elections for
State Representative and U. S.
Congressman. The book tells how
Hutto, through faith and dedica-
tion, was, able to achieve many
successes.-It is laced with humor
and true human interest stories,
including goofs made on live TV
as well as some of the levity from
lawmakers In the hallowed halls
of legislative chambers.
In the book Hutto tells of win-
ning a congressional fight to keep
navy helicopter training at
Whiting Field, in his district, from
being consolidated with the Army
program at Ft. Rucker where he
,-had family and friends working.
Hutto, who lived in Panama
City during most of his political
career, now resides in Pensacola
with his wife, Nancy. They have
two daughters, Lori Hutto and
Amy Stubblefield, both of

Wewahitchka Commodity Recertification
Certification (only) for Old Cburthouse. Those in The commodity office at the
Wewahitchka coniinodity recipi- Wewahitchka whose cards have Gulf County Courthouise in Porl
ents will take place on expired should bring their neces- St. Joe is open Monday through
Wednesday, August 20 from sary papers on that day to recerti- Friday (except holidays) from 9:0C
12:30 to 3:30 p.m., CDT, at the fy. a.m. to I2:00 p.m. and 1:00 tc

Oksanen Attends Summer Break Away
Port St. Jce family physician state chapter of the American the family unit.
Owen Oksanen attended the Academy of Family Physicians Ba
Florida Academy of Family which is .the largest medical spe- year's Summer Break
Physicians' 1997 Summer Break cialty group in the United States Away was the Florida Academy's,
Away, held at Disney's with over 82,000 inembers. The kick-off .of the year-long
Contemporary Resort at Lake AAFP was formed 'h 1947 to pro- AAFP/FAFP 50th anniversary cel-
Buena Vista July 10 through 13, mote the highest standard of con- baton hchwill ulminate at
along with more than 320 other tinuing comprehensive health next year's Summer Break Away
family physicians. care for the American people and Beach and Golf Resort July 2-5,
The Florida Acadeinmy is a to train personal physicians for 1998. y

H & R Block Income Tax Course Beginning
Soon in Port St. Joe and In Panama City
H & R Block will offer an Income Tax Course starting September
8, 1997. Morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend classes are avail-
Classes are taught by experienced H&R Block tax instructors.
Certificates of achievement and continuing education units are
awarded graduates completing the course. Qualified graduates of the
course may be offered job interviews with H&R. Block, but are under
no obligation to accept employment.
Registration forms and brochures can be obtained by contacting
H&R Block, 257 West 15th Street, Panama City, FL 32401, or calling
(850) 785-0482. In Port St. Joe call 227-1558 on Mondays. 4t, s/14/97

Continuing medical educa-
tion is a vital requirement of
membership in the Florida
Academy and the 'Summer Break
Away provided current informa-
tion on a diversity of medical sub-
jects pertinent to patient care in
daily practice.
The Florida Academy of
Family Physicians is a medical
specialty organization comprised
of 3,200 practicing and retired
physicians, residents and stu-
denits working to enhance and
strengthen the specialty of family
practice, responding to the health
care needs of the public, and
ensuring access to quality health
care for all Floridians.

5:00 p.m. (ET) for certificaution.
Please note that the next
commodity distribution will be in
September. For further Informa-
tion feel. ree to call 229-9112,
639-5068, or 639-5069.

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6 p.m.

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Having A Heat


Are You Prepared For the Extreme Heat of Mid-Summer?

By: Chris Floyd
Disaster Services Director
Capital Area Chapter
American Red Cross
Heat can affect anyone. It is
most likely to affect young chil-
dren, elderly people, and people'
with health problems. For
Instance, people with a medical
condition that causes poor blood
circulation, and those who take
medications to get rid of water
from the body (diuretics) or for
certain skin conditions, may be
more susceptible to heat sickness
than others. It is important for
everyone to be prepared for heat
Heat wave is a prolonged peri-
od of excessive heat and humidi-
ty. The National Weather Service
steps up its procedures to alert
the public during these periods of
excessive heat. Heat wave can
result in three main heat emer-
gencies: heat cramps, heat
exhaustion, and heat stroke (also
referred to as sunstroke.)
Heat Cramps are muscular
pains and spasms due to heavy
exertion. They usually involve the
abdominal muscles or legs. It is
generally thought that the loss of
water from heavy sweating causes
the cramps.
To treat heat cramps, get the'
person to a cooler place and have
him or her rest in a comfortable
position. Lightly stretch the
affected muscle and replenish flu-
ids. Give the person a half glass of
cool water every 15 minutes. Do
not give liquids with alcohol or
caffeine in them, as they can

make conditions worse.
Heat Exhaustion typically
occurs when people exercise
heavily or work in a warm humid
place where body fluids are lost
through heavy sweating. Blood
flow to the skin increases, caus-
ing blood flow to decrease to the
vital organs.
This results in a form of mild
shock. The skin will be cool and
moist, and could appear to be
either pale or flushed. The victim
may have a headache and/or be
suffering from nausea. There may
also be some dizziness.
It is important to treat the vic-
tim promptly so that the condition
will not intensify and become heat
stroke. Begin treatment by getting
the person out of the heat and
into a cooler place. Remove or.
loosen tight clothing and apply
cool, wet cloths, such as 'towels or
sheets. If the person is conscious,
give cool water to drink, a half
glass every 15 minutes, and make
sure the person drinks slowly.
Again, do not give liquids that
contain, alcohol or caffeine. Let
the victim rest in a comfortable
position, and watch carefully for
changes in his or her condition.
Heat Stroke is the most seri-
ous heat emergency. It is. life
threatening. The victim's temper-
ature control system, which pro-
duces sweating to cool the body,
stops working. The body tempera-
ture can rise so high that brain
damage and death may result if
the body is not cooled quickly.
Here are some signs that a

person is having a heat stroke:
hot, red skin; changes in con-
sciousness: rapid, weak pulse,
and rapid, shallow breathing.
Body temperature can be very
high-sometimes as high as
105F. If the person was sweating
from heavy work or exercise, skin
may be wet; otherwise, it will feel
A person suffering from heat
stroke needs help fast. Call 9-1-1
and move .the person to a cooler
place immediately. Immerse the,
victim in a cool bath or wrap wet,
sheets around the body and fan
it. Watch for signals of breathing
problems. Keep the person lying
down and .continue to cool the.
body any way you can. If the vic-
tim refuses water, is vomiting, oor:
there are changes in the level of:
consciousness, do not give any-
thing to eat or drink.
These are very serious condi-
tions. Now that you know what
can happen, here are some ways
that you can protect yourself and
your family from heat emergen-
If a Heat Wave is Predicted or
Happening .
* Slow down. Avoid strenuous
activity. If you must do strenti-
ous activity, do it during the
coolest part of the day, which is
usually in the morning
between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m.

Stay indoors as much as possi-
ble. If air conditioning is not
available, stay on the lowest
floor, out of the sunshine.
Wear lightweight, light-colored
clothing to reflect away some of
the sun's energy.
Drink plenty of water regularly
and often.
Drink plenty of fluids even if
you do not feel thirsty.
Water is the safest liquid to
drink during heat emergencies.
Avoid drinks with alcohol or
caffeine in them. They can
make you feel good briefly, but
make the heat's effects on your
body worse. This is especially
true about beer, which actually
dehydrates the body.
Eat small meals and eat more
often. Avoid foods that are high
in protein, which increase
.metabolic heat.
Avoid using salt tablets unless
directed to do so by a physi-
For more information on dis-
aster preparedness contact the
Capital Area Chapter, of the
American Red ,Cross in
Tallahassee at 878-6080 or in
Perry at 584-6663 or visit their
website at www.tallytown.com
/redcross or contact your local
county emergency management

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[News from the Military

Gerald A. Nobles Joins

Delayed Entry Program

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The program gives young
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training on August 28.
He is the grandson of Dorthy
Nobles of Wewahitchka.

Cobb Attends
Dudley J. Cobb received prac-
tical work in military leadership
at the Army Reserve Officer
Training Corps (ROTC) Advanced
Camp at Fort Lewis in Tacoma,
The camp, attended by cadets
normally between their third and
fourth year of college, includes
instruction In communications,
management, and survival train-
ing. Successful completion of the
advanced camp and graduation
from college results in a commis-
sion as a second lieutenant in the
U. S. Army, Guard, or Reserve.
The cadet is a student at
Western Midland College in
Westminster, Maryland. He is the
son of Jacki L. Cobb of Port St.
Joe and William D., Cobb of
Southport. His wife, Rachel,
resides with him in Westminster.
He is a. 1997 graduate of A. C.
Mosley High School.

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house repair questions?

Question: What types of brick are most commonly
used in our area?
Answer: Common red, Roman, used and Norwegian
seem to be most used in the Panhandle of
Question: What type of paint would be best for the
exterior of my house?
Answer: Semi-gloss latex would probably give the
longest service and the best appearance.

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Adult Community Choir will be
hosting the NPSJ Community
Workshop Choir on Saturday,
August 16th beginning at :7:00
p.m. The workshop 'choir will be
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Everyone is invited to attend
the First Men's Day Observance
to be held on Sunday, August
24th .at 6:00 p.m. at Amazing
Grace Apostolic Church, accord-
ing to Pastor Robert Lowery..
The speaker for the event will,
be Minister Joe Davis from the
Church of God 'in Christ In
"Tallahassee. Please join'thenmaad'
be blessed by God.

SFirst &Baptist Church
SGary Smith' :,' Buddy Caswell
Pastor .e Minister of Music & Youth
,* I | ^ | Worship Service ,". .... . ... 8:30:.'am
Sunday School ......9:45 am
Worship Service ................. 11:00 am
Disciple Training . .. ....... .6:00 pm
Evening Worship .................. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..... ..... 7:00 pm


.7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
++ Sunday School 9:45
8:00 a.m. (CT)


l [First United Methodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church ............................... 9:00 a.m. CT
Children's Church ... ...................... 9:00 a.m. CT
Church School .................................... 10:15 a.m CT
Monday Night Bible Study....................5:30 p.m. CT
Rev., Ted Lovelace, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 Office Phone: 648-8820




Discover God's love! .
Everyone welcome "

Long Avenue ,
'1601 Long Avenue Port 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 -.Ghildren & youth missions 7 p.m.; Prayer & Bible
study 7 p.m.; Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth

Mayor Speaks at Minister's Alliance



Why Does One
Need to be

What are we saved

OMB see no particular need for a Savior. "Why am I a
snner?" a'gentleman asked me. "I am not aware of any sin in
my life. So' why would I need to be saved?". Others have said
they do not see any great difference in their lives and that of the
church members they know. Their lives appear to them to be
just as clean as aniy Christian. So what is the big problem?
And they could be right their .lives might well be just as
clean as the average Christian. But being a child of God and on
the way to heaven is not determined by how clean we are living.
It would be great if everyone on earth lived "right." But without
Jesus we would :still be lost sinners.
No one is lost because of some sin they have committed.
We are all descendants of Adam and Eve, who inadvertently
brought sin upon us all. Because of their willful disobedience of
God, we all labor under a burden of inherited sin. So what
happens if we just let nature take its course, and do nothing?
A very good question. Suppose you were on a sinking ship,
and someone came along with a lifeboat. Would you want to be
saved? Well, we are all on a "sinking ship" and Jesus has
offered to save us. You see, God tells ts He is going to create a
new earth one day soon, for in Second Peter 3:10 He tells us He
is going to destroy this old world with fervent heat. Everything,
you and me included, will be destroyed when that happens, if
we don"t accept God"s provision for our salvation, Jesus Christ.
There is nothing that we can do to save ourselves. His
Word tells us in Ephesians 2:8-9 "By Grace are you saved,
through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the Gift of God.
Not of wbrks, lest anyone should boast."
In John 14:6 Jesus said am the Way, the Truth, and the
Life: no one comes to the Father except by me."
"Whosoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of
God." -I John 5:1. Let's all get on God's lifeboat!

NPSJ Community Men's Day
1TT-_-1_- rfT *- ,*

:! The mayor warned drivers of
vehicles who stopped their cars in
the middle of the streets to "chit
chat", while prohibiting other dri-
vers from passing. Mayor Linton
said that the City of Port St. Joe
Police Department will be giving
tickets to the drivers who are
caught holding up traffic.


In Exodus 20:3 we
find, "You shall have no
other Gods before me."
ThiS, is the first of the Ten
Coirhfiandments and
should be first in every
Christian's life. Every day
Oliver F. Taylor we should affirm this in
Visitation Minister, First order to keep our priori-
United Methodist Church
ties straight.

We live 'in a busy world and someti-mes the
pace becomes hectic. We need to set aside time
daily for 0ur affirmation of faith. We need God
foremost in our lives, and this will give order to
our day to day living. God should not get only
the leftovers at the end of the day.
I use prayer and devotionals at the start of
.the'day as well as coming, to the Lord in prayer
at bedtime. All of us have many opportunities
throughout the day to speak to the Lord. With
Jesus in our hearts it's easy to keep God on our

Mayor John'ny Linton spoke
to the citizens of North Port St.
Joe at the Minister's Alliance,
which was held at Grace Apostolic
Holiness Church on Sunday,
August 10. The mayor spoke'
about some of the changes that
would be occurring in the com-

The Minister's Alliance was
formed over 30 years ago in North
Port St. Joe. It consists of the
majority of the churches in the
community. Every second Sunday
of each month members from
every church and their pastors
join together to fellowship. The
service is held at a different
church each time they gather to
Attending the Minister's
Alliance Service on Sunday were
members from Zion Fair Baptist,
Mt. Carmen Baptist, Thompson
Temple Holiness Church,
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist,
New Bethel Baptist, New Bethel
A.M.E. and Grace Apostolic
Holiness churches.
Reverend Hawkins, pastor of
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Church. is the president of the
Minister's Alliance.
All those attending the
alliance gathering were very
receptive to the mayor's speech.
They interrupted his talk several
times with applause. During the
address, Mayor Linton stated,
"Now that the community has
been cleaned, the citizens of
North Port St. Joe must take con-
trol of their community by not
allowing the streets in their com-
munity to ever get in that condi-
tion again."
Rev. Hawkins stated, "We are
happy that our mayor was able to
come to our service and fellow-
ship with us." Several pastors and
members expressed their joy over
Mayor Linton's visit.
Also attending the 'Minister's
Alliance was :Gulf County
Commissioner Nathan Peters.


This column is provided as a service of the Gulf Cotity Guidance Clinic, Inc., a professional counseling
and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment services.

Dear Counselor:
My fian'c and I have a big
problem. He is a real "stay-at-
home" guy while I like to party!
We're both in our 20's and "Bob"
wasn't always this wayl When we
first started dating, we were on
the go all the time-now it seems
he just wants to eat, sleep. work
and go home. My dad is like that,
but he's old. What-can I do-I realT- y
ly love, "Bob" and dontt wapt to,
break up with him.
Not Dead Yet
Dear Yet:
It is possible that your fiance
is an introvert. What this means is
that he, and others like him draw
emotional strength from quiet,
solitude, and a small number of
close friendships. An extrovert;
which you may be, draws strength
from being with and interacting
with people and may. have a wide
circle of friends. Both personality
types are "normal", just different.
Problems occur., however,
when partners with different types
Sof personalities expect the other to
"change" or be more like therhi. It
is possible that when you first
started dating your fiance, he
forced himself to be more active
than he is normally, in order to
establish a relationship with you.
Now that you are moving toward a
commitment, perhaps he feels he
can now "relax' and "be 'himself.
Problem is-you're used to his old
It is good that you are asking
these questions now-courtship is
a time to learn everything you can,
about your partner and determine
if you are indeed compatible.-It is
quite possible for an extrovert and ,
introvert to have a very happy
married life-provided that both
try to "give" a little.
An example is that rather
than going otit every night, you
could pick a "girls' night" for you

and your friends and then a spe-
cial night, perhaps on a weekend
when he is not working, for you
and him. It is possible that you
can find hobbies at home that you
both enjoy and can do together. In
this way, both of you get your
needs met.
It is possible that a Mers-
Briggs Personality Profile will help
-. you and ypur partner. This profile
asks a, number .of. questions of,
'each person', and determines'
whether they are priinarily intro-
verted, extroverted, sensing, per-
ceptive, intuitive, or judging in
nature. Knowing this can help you
understand why your partner acts
as he does and why you act as you
S Another excellent resource is
a couple's book called "Before You
Say I Do", available in most book,
stores through NavPress. This
book covers every conceivable
marital,hurdle from in-laws, to.
sex, to finances and may give you
new insights into the person you,
thought you knew.
Finally, couples counseling is
very appropriate to iron out prob-
lems before they escalate. Some
ministers, in fact, require some'
pre-marital counseling before they
agree to do the ceremony..
Additional counseling is also
available through Gulf County,
Guidance Clinic, Inc. Please call if-
i we canr be of further assistance.
Laura Rogers, B.S.W., M.S.
Note: Please address your ques-
tionsand comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
'for professional, counseling
should be directed by phone to

]i 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456

ii Sunday School 9:45 am DisCipleship Training 5:00 pm Sun. Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth,Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
~0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -

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
W orship Service :............................................... .......... 10 a.m CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. CDT

Bible S
9 a.m.
6 p.m.

tudy: Wi
Sunday 9:30 a.m. S
Wednesday N
Call 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue




Si" I .. l b 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756

(t' S t SUNDAY WORSHIP .........................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL ...................11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children' Nursery Available
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Lewis W. Bullard

'\\|//. The friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study, TeamKids (gradesl1-6) at 6:30,p.m.
Please note, all times central

Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776

Ca^tchth MConstitution ard Monument

Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship .............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Jesse Evans Wednesday ............7:30 p.m.
PASTOR Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.

Gift Cerpti-

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given to


Grace Baptist Church

Upstairs First Union Bank Monument Avenue
Sunday Worship at 10:00 A.M, and 5:00 P.M.
Bruce Duty, Pastor


,Women's Day

New Bethel A.M.E. Church
will .be, celebrating its annual
Womeni's Day on Stnday, August
17. Pauletta Rich, of Milton, will
be the 11:00 a.m. service speaker.
The event's chairperson. Lula
Wilson, along with the church's
pastor, Rev. Calvin Griffin, invite
everyone to attend the celebra-
tion. New Bethel A.M.E. Church Is
located on Avenue C in Port St.

Express Thanks
We, the congregation of Nlew
Life Christian Center, would like
to express our heartfelt thanks to
Gene Raffield for his recent dona-
tion to our church.


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Wewahitchka A


By Linda Whitfield


We're BackI
With no exceptions, we're all
glad to be back. Every student
came Monday ready to go. Most
teachers camped out here over,
the weekend to make sure every-
thing was ready. I even got here
Monday morning at 6:50 only to
find several early risers ahead of
Who's Who At WESII!
Administration-Dr. David'
Bidwell, Principal; Bryan Baxley,.
Principal Designee.
Kindergarten-Connie St.
Clair, Alisa Walker and Nadine
First Grade-Melanie Hinote
and Rhonda Pridgeon.
Second Grade-April Bidwell.
Tracy Bowers and Karen Minger.
Cont. Prog.-Judi Lister, Kim
Ludlam and Doris Jean Whitten.
Third Grade-Randy Harper,
Becky Weston and Linda
Fourth Grade-Bill Carr,
Linda Lawrence and Kim
Fifth Grade-Lori Price.
Esther Taunton and Joe Walker.
Sixth Grade-Debble Baxley,
Becky Birmingham and Sue
S McDaniel.
.ESE-Diadne Atchison, Renee
Forehand and Pam Sumner.
S Special Services-Sue Abreu
and Bryan Baxley, PE; Pam Lister.
Guidance; Marlene Whitfield,
Part-Time Personnel-Betty
Husband, Staffing; Marge Prange.
School Secretaries--Claudice
Baxley .__(ecords Clerk) and
Teacher Aides-Phyllis Gort-
man. Brenda Little, Nicki Little,
Janice Nelson, Sharon Owens and
Teresa Redd.
Lunchroom-Becky Hamm,
Lillian Russ, Pansy Wymes,
Sheila Williams. Marilyn Causey
and Zen Jones.
Custodial-Willie Mary Culver,
Lena WVeeks and Olivia Moore.
P.T.O. Open House Tuesday
We encourage everyone to
come to the Open House on
Tuesday, the 19th at 6:30. We will
meet in the classrooms and go
over everything you need to know.
Make every effort to attend.
New Discipline Program "Green
Apples" Showing All Day!!
Each student has 3 apples in
a card pocket which is displayed
in the room. The goal of the stu-
dent is to keep his green apple
showing all day. The first warning
will be a verbal one and no apple
will be moved.
If the misbehavior does not
cease, the teacher then moves the
green apple to the back of the
stack. If the misbehavior still con-
tinues, the teacher moves another
apple. Consequences for lost
apples are determined by each
grade level. A conduct grade will
be given on the report card.
We believe in this new stu-
dent management system and
hope we will have the support of
the parents and community.
New Town In Our Town
Drive by, the school and see
the little mini-town between our
S school and the field house. It is
for K-1 and was built with creativ-
ity and care by the prisoners. We
appreciate all the hard work that
went into it. it is gorgeous.
Changes .:..
Karen Minger. who was the

Media specialist, is now teaching
second grade.
Marlene "Whitfield, who
taught third grade, is now the
media specialist.
Becky Hamm, who was at
WHS. is now our lunchroom man-
Becky Weston. who was at
HVE. Is now teaching third grade
Phyllis Gortman, who was at
the county office, is now at WES.
She Is still driving a bus tool
Lines Of Communications
Parents, let's keep the lines of
communication open. If you need
to schedule a conference, please
call the office at 639-2476 or write
a note to the teacher. We have
your child's best interests at heart
and want to strive for excellence
in education.

Gulf County
Adult School
Gulf County Adult School
began its new year of classes on
Monday. August 11.
Class times and locations are
the same as those last May. Day
classes run from 8:00 a.m. until
3:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through
Friday each week at the Gulf
County Adult School Center in
Port St. Joe.
Night classes will be held at
Wewahitchka High School on
Monday and Tuesday nights from
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: at New Bethel
A.M.E. Church oq Tuesday -and
Thursday nights from 5:30 t9o8:30
p.m.; and the Gulf County Adult,
* School on Tuesday and Thursday
nights from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Courses include basic skills,
subjects required for a high school
diploma, and GED prep. For more
information, please call 227-1744
and ask for Merri Christie.

School Bus Driver
Training Class
The Gulf School District
Transportation Department will.
; offer a bus driver training class
beginning Monday. August 18 at
6:00 p.m. at the Gulf County Adult
If you're interested. call Daisy
at 229-6940 or 639-2871 in order
to register.

Join Walk-Through
Automotive Auction
Wewahitchka High School will
hold a walk-though auction at the
auto mechanics building on
Saturday, August 16th at 8:00
Grady Booth will auction off
the remaining tools, boxes, etc.
from the shop. Everyone is Invited
to join the "walk through"-bring
cash and be ready to buy.
Proceeds from the sale will go
to the Wewahitchka High School
Vocational Department to buy

PSJES Annuals
The 1996-97 edition of the
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Yearbooks are available now in the
front office of the school for only
$12. Get yours today, supplies are

Special Thanks

Port St. Joe Middle School faculty members and administrative staff are
shown enjoying a luncheon provided by their adoptive parent, First Union
Bank. Shown from left are: Becky Lacour, Ruby Sue Knox, Margaret Ellmer,
Wanda Nixon, Linda Bancroft, Debi Taylor and Judy Williams. Seated is Joe

From the Principal of


High School

by Larry A. Mathes

1st Week! .
WHS experienced a super
opening day-no major glitches,
and outside of the students who
immediately start changing their
schedules, we had a non-eventful
day. Some things never change
(except student schedules). ,
- Seventh and .eighth graders
were as noisy as ever, especially
at lunch, but otherwise were able
to find the way to class like old

pros. I sometimes wonder why we
have early registration for high
school-it just seems to lead to
more changes come August!
How many changes were you
allowed, parents? Where I went to
school it was "here's your sched-
ule-be there!" And believe me, I
was there-on time. no questions
,asked, and It didn't seem to ham-
per my education one bit.
This Saturday. at 8:00 a.m. at


d Lion's Tale

AI News Column

Faith Christian School begins
its 24th year of existence here in
the Port St. Joe area on August
18th. We thank the Lord for His
faithfulness and for -His people
who have supported us. We are
thankful also for all our students
and the families and churches
that they represent.
We believe that "the fear of the
Lord is the beginning of wisdom"
(Psalm 111:10) and "of all knowl-
edge" (Proverbs 1:7). God's word is,
not only taught, memorized and.
put into practice, but also, our,
curriculum is God-centered-
whether it be math, English, liter-
ature, history.., science, life man-
agement, music, art. or P.E.
If you are reading this and are
not acquainted with Faith
Christian, we Invite you to visit us
at 801 20th Street here in Port St.
Joe. We will be happy to show you
our facilities. Introduce you to our
teachers, have you 9it in on our,,,
classes, and tell you about our
One of our academic strengths '
is our reading program. We
emphasize. training in phonics,
beginning in the three year old'
kindergarten, and our students
are sounding out words and read-
ing simple sentences when only
four and five years old. Students
I'-? "

'aith Christian School

who begin and continue with us
become excellent readers by sec-
ond,and third grade-some in first
grade. This gives each child a solid
foundation for all subject areas
which require reading.
Math computation is also
stressed and students memorize
addition and subtraction facts as
well as multiplication and dhision
tables. This, with a good back-
ground in fractions, prepares stu-
dents for high school math includ-
Ing the algebra which is now
required for graduation.
Our students begin cursive
writing In four-year kindergarten
aiding them in the left-to-right
sequence training which is so
valuable in reading. Not only that.
but it is very difficult to get letters
"up-side down and backward" in
cursive writing.
Our science and history cur-
riculum and textbooks are second
to none. We Invite you to look them
over We will tell you about our
excellent language, literature and
composition program In a later
Many boys and girls have
come to Faith Christian over these
past 24 years and we appreciate
the privilege of ministering to
them. Please continue to pray for

the auto mechanics building.
Grady Booth will have a walk-
through auction of all remaining
items from the shop. If you're
interested, bring cash! Grady will
sell' to the highest bidder. No
telling what you might find!
Remember 8:00 a.m. starts and
it'll go till either items run out or
Grady runs down! Everything
needs to go.
WHS and PSJ High Schools
are starting the 29th year in the
"new" buildings. I remember I
interviewed in the old school and
started in the new one. Time has
flown (and keeps flying faster
each year)i
WHS handbooks are delayed
this year until a couple of items
are finalized-students have
received copies,'of the discipline
code.and .the dress code. We hope
to have the handbook ready to
hand out soon.
Parents and students need to
be reminded that the driver's
license bill that allows for suspen-
sion of a driver's license for poor
school attendance is back this
year. after a year's absence.

Port St Joe Middle School '
has been adopted. Yes, you read
correctly. First Union Bank,
through their Excellence in
Education Program, has adopted
Port St. Joe Middle School for the
1997-98 school year.
As a kick-off activity. First
Union employees provided lunch
for the faculty on Thursday.
August 7. Photographs taken dur-
ing the luncheon are adjacent to
this week's middle school news
First Union has also commit-
ted to granting each employee
four paid hours each month to do
volunteer work at the middle
school. Middle school faculty and
administration are appreciative
and are busy finding the best
ways to capitalize on the talents of
First Union's employees.

Suggestion-don't skip or stay out
of school.
Parents-if your student has
any kind of medical or physical
problem that might affect his/her
actions at school, please send us
a note or provide us with a doc-
tor's note in advance. It's best to
avoid problems before they occur.
Football is always a center of
interest in the fall, and this year is
no different. Coach Flowers and
his crew are busy trying to pre-
pare for the season and prepare
for the Kick-Off Classic, which
this year will be held in Quincy
against Robert F. Munroe High
School at 6:00 p.m.. Wewa time.
Plan on getting a pre-season look
at the Gators.
Remember this is the-year
that, local, schools PSJ" 'and
Blountstown. will compete at the
2-A level with us, so we no longer
open with PSJ. Instead we open
with Freeport, there, September
5. We're looking for a great year
even though we must rebuild the
offensive line and fill several
vacancies on defense. We want
and appreciate your support!
Have a great week.

Bulldog News

Port St.

Welcome Back
We had many, many parents
attend our Open House last week.
What a great way to begin the
school year. If you were unable to
meet your child's teacher, you can
schedule a conference by calling
School Supplies
Students have been given a
list of supplies needed for school.
Please send these supplies to
school as soon as possible.
School Hours
School begins at 7:50 and is
dismissed at 2:15. It Is very
important that students arrive to
school on time. Thanks parents!
Head Lice
One of .the most common
problems to' be encountered in
elementary school is head lice. A
sign to look for is Intense Itching
,of the scalp. When head lice are
discovered, treat the hair with Nix
or Kwell; or contact the Gulf

Joe Elementary School

County Health Department for
instructions. For further informa-
tion, contact Gail Blackmon, RN,
Health Services Project nurse at

Code Of Conduct
Every student has been given
a copy of the Code of Conduct and
Student Handbook. Please read
these carefully and go over them
with your child.

General Mills Box Tops
Our General Mills cereal box
top collection is underway. Please
save any box tops from General
Mills cereals and send them to
school. Thanks for your help.

The Joy of Iearning
One of the keys to school suc-
cess is being motivated to learn-
and realizing that learning can be
fun! As a parent, you are the most
important Influence on your-
child's school success-even more
than the teacher or school.

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
AUGUST 18 22, 1997

MON-Pizza, Sliced Peaches.
Tossed Salad. Milk and Cookie.
, TUES-Chicken with Rice and
-Gravy, Green Beans. Apple-
sauce, Bread and Milk.
WEDS-Meat with Cheese
Sandwich, French Fries,
Beard, Milk and Cookie.
THURS-Lasagna, Tossed
Salad,' Mixed Fruit Cup, Roll
and Milk.
FRI-Batter-Dip Fish, Cole
Slaw, Baked Beans, Bread, Milk
and Dessert.

George, D
Piggly Wiggly
table to S
Alternative Edt
St. Joe High S
and the stude
kindness very
like to thank hi
the program.

donated a picnic ae ,emansneaaing rronciency
Imona Pittman's
cationclassat Port Student Testin for First Three Years Will Determine Further Advancement
school. Ms. Pittman. ....
;nts appreciate his By Sari Joe Wooten i Students in grades one, two below grade level in reading on level, on the CTBS as an eighth
much and would In an attempt to stress the' and three will be assessed by a the CTBS, shall be required to grader, shall be required to take
m for his support of importance of all students being standardized test each year. take a course in reading in grades one course in reading or a reme-
able to read, both houses of the Students who are identified as seven and/or eight. ;. dial compensatory English
legislature passed similar bills C being below the 26th percentile in course. The remedial reading
requiring districts to establish-. reading must be remediated. If Any ninth grade student, who courses-may be offered In the
Take s dExtra proficiency levels in reading for the student is not 'proficient by -scored two grades below grade summer.
ar t elementary students. 'the end of the second or third
Care ft o i W :grade, then the student MUST be"
Last year, our district boad- retained unless that student has
had the foresight to recognize and an individual education plan.
Who Mlight 'do something about students (The proficiency level is incorpbo
S deficient in reading at the middle rated in the PupilI Progression S loon A
6 Oe and high school levels. Between Plan, and is, pending board

Watching for

the two actions, the following cri-
teria has been established to
ensure that we meet the letter of
the law:

Students in grades six and
seven, who score two grades

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NOTICE 18 HEREBY GIVEN that William C.
Sumner, the holder of the following Tax Certificate.
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of
Issuance, the description of the property, and the
names In which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No.: 84
YeTa of Issuance: 1992
Application No.: 97-18
R.B. No.: 01367-000R
Description of Property:
Lot 5 of Block 3, Unit One, Idlewood
Subdivision, according to the official map
or plat thereof on file In the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County,
Name in which assessed: George T. Clark
All of said property bling In the Gulf County, State
ofFlorida. ,.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law, the property described In such certifi-
cate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00,
A.M., E.S.T., on Wednesday, the 3rd day of
September 1997.
Dated this 21st day of July, 1997..
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4tc, July 31 and August 7, 14 and 21, 1997.
Purpose and Effpct: Thq Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
provided for in the Administrative Procedures Act.
for the purpose of bringing said policies Into com-
pliance with Florida Statutes and State Board. of
Education Rules.
Summary: The following is a brief description of
each proposal change.
Pupil Progression Plan
Economic Impact: These proposals will result in
no direct costs associated with implementation.
1 Time: 5:15P.M., E.T.
Date: Tuesday, September 9. 1997
Place:' Board Room,
Gulf County School Board Office
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of. the proposed rules can be
inspected during regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office, 150 Middle School
Road. Port St Joe. FL.
Special legal authority under which the adoption is
authorized and the law being implemented and
interpreted are made'specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by .Sara
Joe Wooten, Director of Curriculum and Human
Resource Services and approved for consideration
by Jerry E. Kelley. SuperintendentL
Amendments: ;
Pupil Progression Plan
2tc, August 7 and 14, 1997.

The City of Wewahitchka is requesting qualified
Grant Writing Consultants submit qualification
statements and proposals for wnilng and admn, s-
tering CDBG grarL;. Submission deadlines will be
Auguit 25. 1997 at 4-00 P M Submit to Wewa City
Clerk at Citr Hall.
3tc. August 7, 14 and 21, 1997.
Plaintiff .
vs. '
HULON'E. MOTLEY, JR. and wife,
,- CASE NO. 97-254 CA
S hose(li.t known residence is as follows:
.: 5137 Plantauor. Dnie. Por St rJoe. FL 32456.
: i'' eIf alhe. and if dead. all of.their heirs, execu-
t rs. admiuntistr'tor personal represena-
Sue' beneficiaries and assi.-. and any ad
S .alil other persons firms or corporations
claiming bt, through or under them or
claiming any interest In the real property
decrnbed in the ComplalnLt.
SYOU are hereby notified that an action to
oreclose a mortgage on ate following proper r Ir,
GulfCunt). Floridda. tO-WIL
See attached Exhlbit "A"
has been filed against Vou and you are required to
serve a -c-p, of .our 5nttlen defenses. If any. to It
c n Jerry W Gerde. Esq. cof JOHNSTON. HARRIS
CERDE &. JELKS PA. Attorneys for the Plaintiff
whore addre- s is 239 East Fourth Street. Panama
C. C% Florinda 32401i rn or befioe the l0th dayv of
September, 1997, and file-the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service on
PlalnufT' auorne. or immrredlately thereafter., oth.
erwise a default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded In the Complaint. .
WITNESS my hand 'and official seal of said'
Court on the 1st day of August, 1997.
Gulf County Circuit Court
BY: /sfTonya Knox
Deputy Clerk
Lot Thirteen (13), Block One Thousand One (1001)
the City of Port St Joe, Florida according to the offi-
cial plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court of GulqCounty, Florida in plat book
1, page 17.
That portion of. Lot Eleven (11), Block One
Thousand One (1001], lying Easterly of U. S, ,
Highway No. 98 (State Road 30), of the City of Port
St Joe, Florida, according to the official plat there-
of on file in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court
of Gulf County, Florida In plat book 1, page 17.
Tha- portion of Lt Nine (91. Block Oie Thousand
One (iOOlI. lrig Easterly of U S Hig-way No.98
IStae Road 30). of the City of Port St Joe. Florida,
according iW the oilih.al plat thereof on file in the
office cf the Clerk olfCircuit Court of Gulfl'County,
Florida in plat bcok 1. pa e 17.
The South two (2) feet of the West 101.72 feet of
4|f that certain alley located North of Lots 9, 11 and
S 13, Block 1001 'of the City of Port St. Joe. accord-
Ing to the official plat thereof on file In the office of
the Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida.
2tc, August 7 and 14, 1997.

Wewahltchka State Bank
125 N. Hwy. 71
Wewahltchka, FL 32465
(850) 639-2222
Will be accepting bids from August 14, 1997
through August 28, 1997 on the following:
1995 Mitsubishi Mirage (LS)
2 door, low mileage, good condition.
Wes,-ahnchka State Bank reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
3te, August 14, 21 and 28, 1997.

The Gulf Coast Workforce Development
Board is Issuing a Request for Proposal for WAGES
deep end services for Bay, Franklin and Gulf coun-
ties (those services beyond Initial Job search assis-
tance) and for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention com-
ponent of the WAGES Act
WAGES Deep End Services RFP
The following are services to be Included:
Orientation; Initial placement Into an approved
work activity; Development of Individual service

plans; Case management; Assessment;
Coordination of activities in the service plan;
Reporting relative to individual participation;
Development of subsidized employment agree-
ments;. Placement into unsubsildzed Jobs;
Retention in jobs; and all other activities leading to
self-sufficiency as described in the WAGES plan.
Schedule of events;
Requests must be received by September 19.
1997, 1:00 PM CDT to the Gulf Coast Workforce
Development Board, Admissions Building Room
110, 5230 West U. S. Highway 98, Panama City. FL
The following services are to be included:
Development/lmplementation of programs
designed to reduce the incidence of teen pregnan-
cy, promote responsible fatherhood, and case man-
agement of teen parents receiving Temporary
Assistance for Neey Families (TANF). Other ser-
vices are dropout retrieval of teen parents,
Education Now and Babies Later (ENABL) program
implementation, human sexuality education, com-
munity and public awareness, reporting relative to
individual participation, parenting education and
all other activities leading to a reduction in the
incidence of teenage pregnancy and self sufficien-
Schedule of events:
Requests must be received by September
19, 1997 at 1:00 PM CDT to the Gulf Coast
Workforce Development Board, Admissions
Building Room 110, 5230 West U. S. Highway 98,
Panama City, FL 32401.
9. Requests will be rated September 30,
1997, 10:00 AM CST at Gulf Coast Community'
College Gardner Seminar Rc.om. 5230 West U. S.
Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.
Grants will be awarded on October 7,
1997 at 5:30 PM CST at Gulf Coast Community
College Gardner Seminar Room, 5230 West U'. S.
Highway 98, Panama City. FL 32401. I
Minority businesses are encouraged to
apply. Program and Auxiliary Aids and Services are
available upon request to Individuals with disabili-
ties. For more information call (850) 913-3285.
Itc, August 14, 1997.
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
provided for In the Administrative Procedures Act.
for the purpose of bringing said policies into com-
pliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of
Education Rules.
Summary: The following is a brief description of
eachproposal change.
4.713 Administration of Medication
Economic Impact: These proposals will result in
no direct costs associated with implementation.
Time: 5:15P.M., E.T.
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 1997
place: Board Room,
Gulf-County School Board Office
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of. the proposed rules can be
inspected during regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office, 150 Middle School
Road. Port St. Joe. FL.
Special leal authority uider which the adoption lI
authorized and the law being Implemented and
miterpreted are made specific
The addition and changes are proposed by Charles
Temrrple Watson Director of Support Services anid
approved for cGnsideration by Jerry E. Kellet.
4 713 Administrat-:.,i or' Medicaouar
2tc, August 14 and 21, 1997..

Commission of the City of Port St Joe. Florida, at
ts meeting on the 18lh day of August. 1997. at
8 00 p.m.. EDT. In Lhe Commission Chamber. City
Hall. will have a first reading and consider ai
Ordinance with the following udie-
and at its meeting on September 2, 1997, at 8:00
p.m. EDT, in the Commission Chamber, City Hall,
will. consider for final adoption the above men-
tioned ordinance.
All interested parties are invited to attend
and be heard. Copies of said Ordinance are on file
at the.office of the City Clerk and may be inspect-
ed by the public during the normal working hours.
City Clerk
Itc, August 14, 1997.

LEO LEVY File Number: 97-47CP

The administration of the estate of Leo
Levy, deceased, File Number 97-47CP, is pending
In the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which Is 1000
Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The
name and address of'the personal representative
and the pers1 ii.] representative's attoi-.e) are etl
forth below. ,
All persons on whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or Jurisdiction of this Court are
'required to file their objections with this Court
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after the date of.the
first publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this
The date of .the first publication of this
Notice Is August 14, 1997.
/s/ Belinda Takach France, Esq.
703 E. Tennessee St.
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 224-1040
Fax (850) 681-0069
E-mail; BTFrarnce@AOL.com
Jack Levy
Personal Representatite,.
2tc, August 7 and 14, 1997.

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3 Bedrooms, 21/2 baths, large living room with fireplace, Ig. kitchen with range, refrigerator & microwave,
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Establishing Disaster Resistant Communities

Will be the Focus of FEMA Over Next 4 Years

.5 -.. -

Reducing the escalating costs of disaster-resistant communi-
of disaster assistance by promot- ties. These meetings will bring
ing community responsibility will-:. together federal, state, local pri-
be the new focus of an unprece- vate sector and non-profit part-
dented effort by the Federal ners to focus public attention on
Emergency Management Agency mitigation and community
(FEMA), according to FEMA responsibility.
Director James Lee Witt. As he Since Witt became FEMA
looks forward to his next four Director on April 6, 1993, his
years at the helm of the nation's main objective has been to reduce
disaster response agency. Witt the burden of disaster costs to
will concentrate 'on preventing American taxpayers while improv-
people and communities from ing assistance to the nation's dis-
becoming victims of disasters by aster victims and their communi-'
encouraging the concept of disas-
ter-resistant communities.
"In the last five years, federal n W,

From $3.3 billion to more than
$13 billion. The exploding cost of The Gulf County Health:
local and federal assistance can Department. voluntary groups,,
.be reduced if communities take health professionals, consumers,
constructive actions to reduce hospitals and others have joined
damage prior to the next-disas- together throughout the country'
ter," Witt said. "FEMA will embark to celebrate "World Breastfeeding
on an ambitious campaign to pre- Week".
vent people and communities Breasfeedn Week
fromn becoming the victims of dis- World Breastfeeding Week
from becoming the vicwms oas organized Initially in 1992 by
asters. We are ready to work with was world Alliarin 1992for
city,county and state officials to0 astreedng Action ABA) fo
establish disaster-resistant com- inreastfeeding awareness about
unities and promote' safer, more increase pubic awareness about
ities and promote safeighbor- the importance of breastfeeding:
economically sound neighbor- and to coordinate worldwide
hoods throughout the nation." and to coordinate wsupportldwide
Inthe next four years. FEMA efforts to promote and'support(
In the next four years. FEMA breastfeeding. This year's theme
will encourage the establishment Is Breastfeeding: Nature's Way".
of disaster-resistant communities Breastfeedi rotets the
focusing on. areas Breastfeeding protects the
b itthree f environment in many ways:
ac *ti snty -a ~'Breastfeeding produces no waste,
.Establishing a Pre-Disas- efficient ,and a renew
ter Mitigation Fund: FEMA will is,, energy efficient and a renew-
etablis in u EMA able natural resource Breast-
establish a pre-disaster mitiga- 'feeding passes on immunities and
tion fund .which will provide other health benefits to the baby,
financial incentives for high-risk saving lives, preventing illness
Communities to undertake mitiga- and distress and saving money
tion efforts 0" protect infrastruc- n h-alth service resources.
ture and buildingsbefore disaster and health service resources
strikes. Congress gave FEMA $2 A recent ptudy by Kaiser-
million in its fiscal year 1997 bud- Permanente estimates the cost of
get to start the effort. Mitigation is the increased number of non-well
the effort undertaken by individu- baby visits to the pediatrician at
als and communities to reduce $1.400 per year per infant formu-
the loss of life and property in la-fed child. Cost really goes out-
future disasters. of-sight when one considers- the
*Implementing a Public/ increase in long-term chronic dis-
Private Partnership for Emer- ease found in people who were fed
agency Management: FEMA is formula as infants.
exploring partnership opportuni- Studies have linked formula
ties with the private sector to feeding to a lifetime increase in a
include the business community variety of disease including aller-
in the nation's emergency man- gles, lymphoma. Crohn's disease,
agement system. The Public/ celiac disease, chronic liver dis-
Private Partnership for Emer- ease. juvenile diabetes, obesity,
agency Management will identify heart disease and breast cancer.
disaster risks to communities, About half of the new mothers
develop operating procedures for in Florida choose to breastfeed
response activities, short- and .following the birth of their babies.
long-term recovery planning, and But only about 20% are still nurs-
executing training and exercise ing when their babies are six
programs. The effort will also months old.
work closely with Congress and
the insurance industry to develop Healthy People 2000, which
a national all-hazards insurance has established health goals for
the U.S., wants to see these, prO-
program. portions Increased to 75% breast-
*Overhauling FEMA Public feeding at hospital discharge and
Assistance Programs: Two- 50% at six months postpartum.
thirds of all FEMA disaster assis- However,, new mothers face
tance goes to rebuilding infra- inanybarriers. Some of the barri-
structure such as schools, roads, i ers facedby mothers nclude bar-
bridges damaged by disaster, er' lack of correct information and
FEMA is examining ts Public lack of dance from health care
Assistance Program to dramati- guproviders restrictive hospitalre
call streamline the program's providers; restrictiveand hospital
procedures and expedite a corn- policies and practmilces: and frlimited
munity's recovery. support from family and friends.
In addition to the new agency nizeCommIunities. need to recog-
Size the immeasurable benefits of
initiatives. Wilt will embark on a breastfeeding. Health workers
series of town hall meetings in .
high-risk areas throughout the should be well trained in the sup-
tcountry to encourage the concept -port of breastfeeding and hospital.

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ties. To accomplish this goal, Witt
initiated efforts to streamline
agency, functions and enhance the
delivery of federal relief to, people
devastated by natural and man-
made disasters.
"Each of' these initiatives
allowed FEMA to dramatically cut
the time it takes- disaster victims
to register and receive disaster
assistance," Witt said. "No longer
do people stand in line waiting to
complete a paper application form
that takes weeks to process. Now

eek Is Celebrated

policies should reflect a commit-,,
ment to breastfeeding. Breast-
feeding is part of a sound public
health policy. It is a critical factor
in nurturing the health of babies,
families and, the community-at-
large. .
For information or help with
breastfeeding contact the Gulf
County Health Department .at
227-7231 or the statewide toll-
free WIC & Nutrition Services 1-

WewaS&R Meets
Wewahitchka Search and
Rescue members will meet the
third Tuesday of every month at
6:00 p.m., CT, at the Community
Building in Wewa. .,.
The next scheduled meeting
will be, August 19th. For ,more
information call 639-4161 (after 6
p.m., CT), 639-2182 or 639-3373.

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I Public Notices]


people register for assistance by
telephone and FEMA disaster
relief gets to victims in days
instead of weeks."
Over the last four years..
FEMA earned accolades for initi-
ating efforts that have left the .
agency stronger,. and. better
equipped to meet the needs of the
American people when disaster
hits. Some accomplishments
*Establishing a rapid
response capability with national
teams deployable within four
hours of an event.
*Developing a national tel-
eregistration line that enables dis-
aster victims to request disaster
assistance with one toll-free
phone call.
*Computerizing the disaster
assistance application process.
sEstablishing a national dis-
aster finance center which
reduced the delivery of disaster
assistance checks from weeks to
*Applying technological
advances such as a hand-held
computerized Inspection capabill-
ty to streamline the delivery of
disaster assistance.
"In the. past four years, the
American people have experi-
enced some of the most costly dis-
asters in our nation's history,"
said Witt. "Establishing public
trust and keeping President
Clinton's- commitment that the
government would be there when
the public was most in need, in
the aftermath of disasters, was
our goal."

anu- an iir. a TIr nnAR r sr .Tn R WT. THURSDAY. AUGUST 14. 1997


Doctor, stay at home mom & big
brother would like to adopt newborn.
Reas. expenses paid. Call atty. Tann
Hunt @800-470-0703 Fl Bar
#0348031. tp 8/14

AUCTION Friday, Aug. 15th 7 p.m.
EDT at Port Theatre, PSJ. This week
includes: 10-18K gold jewelry rings,
bracelets, charms, chains. Also,
glassware, furniture, LOTS MORE!
Wade Clark Auctions, 850-
229-9282. lo% Buyer's Premium.
.AB1239,AU 1737AU1743, 8/14


1994 Lincoln Continental executive
series. White with gray leather. Moon-
roof. 46K miles. Very sharp automo-
bile, $16.500. Call 827-2877.
2tp 8/14

Buick LeSabre 1986 4 door, no rust
or dents, good tires, runs good,
$1,195. 229-8249., ltc 8/14
1989 Pontiac Firebird, air bond., at,
cc, clean, $3,500. Call 227-7196.
'82 Cadillac El Dorado, white with
gold trim and grill. $1,500 obo. MUST
SELL. 229-2580. 2tc 8/7.
1986 Nissan 200 SX. Red, 4 speed,
sunroof, air cond., 115,000 miles,'
good tires. Clean & good maintL
$3,000 obo. See on weekends. 648-
4648. tfc 8/7
1994 Dodge cargo van, white, good-
condition. air cond., am/frm cassette.
cruise, s$ 1,000 obo. See on week-
ends, 648-4648. tfc8/7
SEIZED CARS from $175. Porsches,
Cadllacs. Chevys. BMW's, Corvettes.
Also Jeeps, 4WD's. Your Area. Toll
Free 1-800-218-9000, ext. A-9513. for
current listings. 4tp 8/7

Catamaran.. 18 Solcat with 20' mast.
(ull rig. reworked in 95. dry dock tilt
taller, beach wheels. $750. MOVING!
MUST SELL. 229-2580. Itc 8/14
1996 18 ft. Cobia Sunsport Bowrider,
3.0 litre Mercruiser. Less than 30
hours, galvanized trailer. Dealer ser-
viced. Call 647-5427. 3tc 7/31
20 ft. Sea-Ray Mercruiser troil line
and trailer, all electronic. $3.500. Pro-
Line bass boat. 1 15 Evinrude PT & T,
and trailer. $2,500. 647-4047.-

Trailer. two bedroom, air cond., Trout
Ave.. HV. $275 plus utilities. Call
647-3875. tc 8/14
Mobile home, $250 per month. Call '
639-5608. tfc 8/14
'At Wewahltchka. nice 2 bdrm.. 2 ba.
14x70' semi-furnlshed mobile home
on nice lot, utilities furnished. $00
month. References required. Call 648-
5905. 2tc 8/14
Unfurnished house. St. Joe Beach, 2
bdrm., 1 bath. covered parking. cen.
h&a, gas range & hot water, one year
lease. $425 month + $425 secunty.
850-233-3629. 3tc 8/14
White City, 3 bdrm., 2 bath house,
Charles Ave., $450 per nionth, $400
security deposit. 827-2401 or 827-
,2317. tfc 8/14
Two bedroom trailer for rent at Over-
street, 648-5306 or 648-4048.
tfc 8/7

For Rent: 2 bedroom furnished trailer,
in Highland View, .$225 month, $175
deposit Also 2 bedroom house, 227-.
1260, 2tc 8/14
Wanted to Rent Larger 3-4 bedroom
home, Needed around September 1st.
Call Dr. or Mrs. Keith Balyard, 227-
3847, leave message. 4tp 7/24
2 bedroom mobile home, new air
cond., remodeled, no pets. The Junc-
tion, Hwy. 71 & 73. 639-5608.
tfc 8/7

Available August 1. Two bedroom, 1
1/2 bath apartment in Gulf Aire with
Gulf view. $600 month. No pets. Call
647-3742. tfe 8/7
BEACH STORAGE units available.
5x10, 10x10, and 10x20. Located on
Americus behind Gulf Sands Motel on
St. Joe Beach. Call 227-7200 (day) or
647-3882 (evening) for information.
tfc 8/7

Unfurnished 3 bedroom, 2 bath
home, large yard at Cape Plantation.
$700. Lease or lease option. (352)
383-5594 5te 8/14
3 bedroom, 3' bath, swimming pool,
double car garage, 648-5328 or St
Joe Beach, $750. 647-3461.
tfc 8/7
Mobile home lot for rent at Beacon
Hill, 4 blocks off Hwy. 98 with city
water, septic tank & power pole. $150
per month. Call 227-2020 or 647-
3381. tfe 8/7

Mobile home and RV lots, water &
sewer included, $80. month. Long
term or short term fishermen wel-
come. 639-4165. tfc 8/7
1.200 sq. ft. office space. located on
Hwy. C-30. $750 month. Includes
utilities. Call 227-1774.; tfc 8/7,.
Storage Units Now Availablel Bayou
Storage serves Cape San Blas, Sim-
mons Bayou and the Port St. Joe -
area. 5x10, 20x10 and 10x20. Locat-
ed next to Todd Land Development in';
Simmons Bayou. Call 229-8397 or
227-2191 (weekends). tfc 8/7
One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill, rea-
sonable; Call 912-246-1250. tfc 8/7
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. I block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 8/7

Mobile home lots for rent In Me.dco
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 8/7
Liberty Manor Apts.. 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Afforda-
ble housing for the elderly and the
handicapped. .
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.
on site
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
tfc 8/7

* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
*Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refng., wvasher/drNer hook-up.
*.New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, I 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm,.ch&a, dish-
washer & stove. fully carpeted. No
p ets.. ... ': :. ,': .
*Small.2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
*One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfc 8/7

For Rent: 517 1/2 4th
St., lower \apt. 2 bdrm.
stove, refrig., air cond.,
water paid. $240 plus de-
posit. Call 227-5443.
tfc 8/7

Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
214 3rd St., PSI, FL
CUmate-controlled no mildew




Now Open
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St Joe Beach
Office: 647-3665
Home: 647-5106

Yard Sale leftovers/ rain out twice!
Most items under $1.00. Women's
clothes 10-14. shoes size 7. purses.
household stuff. 309 Redflsh St., H.V.
Saturday 12-1:00.
The Junction Flea Market moving.
Display racks, used refrigerator &
stoves, wood burning heated, collecta-
bles, antiques, large selection of other
items. Everything must go. Thursday,.
Friday and Saturday, 8 to 5, Hwy. 71 :
& 73, north of Wewa.
Yard Sale: Saturday, Aug. 16, 8 a.m. -
2 p.m. 339 Selma St., St. Joe Beach.
1te 8/14

Yard Sale: Saturday, Aug. 16, 7 a.m. -
12 noon CDT. Desk, microwave cart,
Tandy computer, and misc. 121 Pine'
St., Mexico Beach.

Three family yard sale, Saturday,,
Aug. 16. Double strollers, car seat,
dining room table, queen/full & twin
headboards, toddler clothes & much
more. 7 till. 1107 Garrison Ave.

Store clerk, light bookkeeping. Apply
in person at Marquardt's Marina,
Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach. 2tc 8/14
Taking applications for experienced
CNA/medical assistant. Applications
can be picked up at Wewa Medical
Center, 233 W. River Road. No phone
calls please. EOE. Itc 8/14
Pipe layers needed. Driver's license re-
quired. Benefits offered. Apply at
6608 E. Hwy. 22, Panama City.
1tc 8/14

IMMEDIATE opening. Dependable
worker for fast-paced auctions. Must
be hard worker, friendly, energetic,
able to lift. 229-9282 or pply at Port
Theatre. Itc8/14
Position opening in golf shop. Cashier
experience helpful but will train. 30-
40 hours per week, rotating week-
ends. Applications can be placed be-
tween 9:30 5:00 Mon. Fri. at St,
Joseph's Bay Country Club:
4tc 8/7

Assistant manager immediate opening ;
food service experience preferred,.
Hardee's in Apalachicola. Contact"
Glenn Postell- at 850-547-9303.'
Immediate opening Supervisors and1
crew personnel. Apply in person at j
Hardee's Apalachicola. contact' Ed,
Teall, 850-653-8928. 4tc 8/7F;
The Gulf County school Board is re-.
ceiving applications for Teacher Aide.
(in-School Suspension). The Job loca-h
tlon Is Port St., Joe Middle and Highj
School. A job description is available
from the high school office. Interested
employees must submit written applil-i
cation to Mr, Chris Earley, Principal.'
Port St. Joe High School, 100 Shark
Drive, ,Port St. Joe, FL 32456 by"
i2:00 noon. EDT, August 14, 1997.;
The Gulf County School Board is an
equal opportunity employer. 2tc 8/7
Computer Systems Administrator:'
Growing company has a vacancy for a'
person knowledgeable :and experi-
enced in Novell System Administra-'
tlon. PC maintenance and repair, soft-
ware', : installation and software,
'training.. Please' send resumes and.
salary requirements to James A. Coxt
& Associates. P. 0. Box 307, Port St.
Joe. FL 32457. Attn: Steve Kelley. i
2tc 8/7;

POSTAL JOBS. Permanent, full-time,
$13/hr, with government benefits.' ,
Apply today for clerk/carrier applica-
tion info. Call 9Sam to 9 pm, 1-800- .
270-8015, ext. 90. 3tp 8/14 '

Attn: Port St. Joe. Postal positions.
Clerks and sorters. No experience re-
quired. Benefits. For exam, salary,
and testing information call 1-800-.
547-4787, ext. 3391 8 a.m. 8 p.m.
4tp 8/7

Need pianist for church services in
the Port St. Joe area. This is a paid
position. Please call 227-1373 for
more information. tfc 8/7
The Gulf Co. Senior Citizens have a
part-time chore/respite worker posi-
tion open in the Wewahitchka area.
Applicants must be 60 years old, have
own dependable transportation, pass
a physical and meet i-income guide-
lines. For more information, please
call 229-8466. The Gulf County Sr.
Citizens are an equal opportunity em-
ployer. Applications may be picked up
at the senior center in Wewahitchka
located on East River Road near the
Kids Center. tf 8/7
We're Growingl Due to an increase in
our census. Bay St. Joseph care Cen-
ter currently has position vacancies
for CNAs and nurses. We are looking,
for dedicated professional 'individuals.
We offer an excellent compensation
and benefit package. Come grow with
us. To Interview call 229-8244 or ap-
ply at Bay St. Joseph Care Center,
220 Ninth Street. Port St. Joe. FL.

Sears refrigerator 17 cu. ftL, green
$125: recliner $25. Queen hide-a-bed
$100, ceiling fans $10 ea. 229-6154,
leave, message. ltc 8/14
Used windows and French doors.
647-3138. 8976 Hwy. 98, Beacon Hill.
Tan corduroy sofa bed, $50, navy
blue corduroy love seat $25, 2 Kirsch
woven wood blindg, tan & navy 6'w x
3' 1, $25 ea.; one 30"x40", $10. 227-
1363. 2tc 8/14

Ladder deer stands, $25 each. Hide-
a-bed & rocker, good cond. Tan,
brown & gold, $150. 827-2867.
ltc 8/14
Sony playstation for sale with two
controls, and two games. More info
call 227-1699, ask for Travis.
ltp 8/14
Sears word processing typewriter,
$150, or best offer; push reel lawn
mower, $80; elec. Smith Corona type-
writer, $35. 227-1364. Itc 8/14
Reduce: Lose weight while you sleep.
Take OPAL tablets and E-Vap diuret-
ic. Available at Pitts Pharmacy in We-
wahitchka. 2tp 8/7
Mobile Home: great buy for newly
weds or family. To be moved, '86 dou-
ble wide. 26x52', 1 owner. Call 639-
2391. 2tc 8/7
Two blue bench seats from Ford van,
$40; Kenmore sewing machine, table
model, $75. Cash drawer/cabinet for
$50. 309 Redfish St., H.V. 227-2049.
lte 8/14
12x40' mobile home. 647-5106. beep-
er 1-800-727-3514. A. tfc 8/14
King wood burning space heater,
must be vented to outside. $150. Indi-
an Pass. 227-7141. tfc 7/31
LOOK carpentry, window re-
placements, screen/glass rooms -
siding. you name it! Expert work
and nothing less at rock bottom pric-
es. Be glad to show you what I've
done 647-3452, 24-hour service.

AKC golden retrievers, vet checked,
$200. Howard Creek. Call 827-1505.
2tc 8/14

scratching, relieves hot spots and irri-
tated skin without, steroids. Promotes
healing & hair growth on dogs & cats!
GARDEN 229-2727. 4tc 7/31
Registered chihuahuas, rat terriers.
and Sharpel. 648-5306 or 648-4048.
tfc 7/31

Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing,, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfc 8/7

Looking for a "spot-on" flea product
to wipeout fleas & ticks and not your
pocketbook? Ask BARFIELD'S LAWN
& GARDEN 229-2727 about HAPPY
JACK STREAKER. Contains NO per-
methrinsl 4tc 8/14

Wewahitchka: new southern style 3
bdrm., 3 ba. 1844 sq. ft. + 440 sf gar-
age. Air cond./h, 18x40 LR/DR,
13x10 front porch, one acre next to
Dead Lakes. $95,200. 639-3087.
S2tc 8/14

Beautiful town home. Barrier Dunes,
completely redone. Can see ocean
from all 3 decks. Many extras, some
furniture stays. Call 227-3351.
tfc 8/7

Two bay view lots on Marlin St., High-
land View. Septic tank in. $19,000 for
both. Call Rosasco Realty at 227-
1774. eow7/17
'86 Three bedroom, 2 ba. double wide
on 3 lots in Beacon Hill. Fenced yard,
5 blocks from Gulf, priced to sell.
$42,500 negotiable. 785-3173.
4tc 8/7


Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00. -

Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m.,Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
Richard Robinson, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.

Independent Marketing Rep. #119212
107 Sunset Cucle Port St. Joe,

: RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
tfc 3/6

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



Darf ield's 229-2727

229-8587 or 229-6189
Williams Lawn Service
Providing affordable lawn service to all
of Gulf County and Mexico Beach

C. J.'s Latwn
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe -and
Clyde Sanford (904) 648-8492

29 Years Experience

Poot Sewee
Locally Owneo. 227-2125 .
-tfc 5/22

Weed Eaters Chain Saws .
Lawn Mowers & Autos
6 miles n. of Wewa, Hwy. 71

Plus Small Engine Repairs
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First St.
Phone 227-2112

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

o' Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites

Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections



Jeff Wood 227-1559
Lawn Care, Edging,
Trimming, Mowing,
Odd Jobs, Insured
-" 4tc 4/3'

29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work ..
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIAL4TES on Your Body Work
Baltzell Ave. Phone:227-7229

RF #0066770 6tp 1/23
Plumbing Repairs
Roger Stokes

Oyster Shells
Mushroom Compost
Fill Dirt / Sand
Washed Sand
Top Soil Clay
Lime Rock
Phone 229-2727
302-B Reid Avenue

Serving Gulf, Calhoun and Bay Counties
Licensed and Ins'ured i Sr. Discounts Free Estimates
639-3570 tfcj.6

LIC.#RF0051042- RG0051008 ER 0011618
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821

C St. Joe Glass & Mirror
816-D 4th St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 227-3885
Mirrors Plex-Glass Furniture Tops Desk Tops
Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
16Boat Glass* Heavy Equipment Glass

Pump Sales Sta Right Pumps
----s-$ ALLEN'S GULF

Nels o, Rainbird and Toro
Free Estimates and Design Licensed and Insured
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair

(904) 647-3548
Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words
5 for each additional word.. .
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
*': ': i" ;i 7 "* ''; ."'*. .*..";. ";'. :"'.;:..; "; : ;"'* .:..*.; :. .~ .. .:. .** .** ** : .. .. \ *********~. .* .

T.V. 8 V.C.R. Sales S Service
Zenith G.E. [CA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service
We Service What We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe




LUne ads: $3.50 for first 20 words, 50 for
each additional word. $2.00 for each
consecutive week with no changes.
Call 227-1278 to place yours.
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
"* ";";".I" ."* "*' *"* .'F'Y:"..':'::".". :"7::". ." .:" ***... .. ... ... *.*. .' ..*.4.,*.=:v.*

New Home for Sale. 102 Christin's
Curve, Gulfaire Subd., at the beach. 3
bdrm., 2 ba. on corner lot across
street from pool and tennis courts.
Just a short walk to beach. Call 647-
8467. 3tp 7/31
For sale by owner: 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 ba.,
Ig. Florida room, cen. h/a; Fenced
back yard. Great neighborhood, some
owner financing possible. $79,900.
227-7291. 3tc7/31
For Rent: Trailer lot, Hwy. 386A, Mex-
ico Beach, $75 per month. Call 1-
800-659-0641. tfc 7/31

14x70' mobile home on 75'x150' lot
Two bdrm., 2 ba., 229 Selma St., St.
Joe Beach. Call 647-3611. tfc 8/7
For Sale by Owner: 4 bedroom, 2 bath
house, 1012 McClellan Ave., Cen.
h&a, large 20'x30' workshop,
$65,000. Call for appointment. 227-
1420. 4tc 7/17
For Sale by Owner: 2 corner lots with
two bedroom, 2 bath mobile home, 3
1/2 years old, 1988 Parker Ave.,
Highland View. Call after 5 p.m., 227-
3492 or 227-1773. tfc 8/7


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"You supply the paint, name your COINS BY THE BAY!
price, and I will paint your house. I buy and sell old coins and paper,
Job guaranteed. References. Call money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.'
Mark at 229-1045." Itp 8/7 Home 229-8104. Bus. 229-6803.

ROXANN WOOD, LMT, B.S. Lic. #15993 10 years in Practice
Have Office in Mexico Beach on Hwy. 98 Will travel to your home or office.
Reasonable rates. Call (Cell) 819-1482 or beeper 872-5219
4tc 7/31 -

\t Office: 850-229-6018
FAX: 850-229-8976

Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt *
Backhoe *Dozer Front End Loader

Complete Seotic Service! ..
Installation Pump-Out Repair

Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00.. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.

Woudman's Tree &
Stump Service
Scott Woodman, Owner/Operator

Average Stump $10.00
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
rfc 1 6


Catherine L. Collier
Indenpendent Sales Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460

TLC Lawn Service *j
Catering to All Your Lawn
Service Needs
Mowing, Trlmmilng, Clean Outs, Mani-
curing, Spraying, Fertilizing. Landscaping
and Minor Sprinkler Repair.
Ref. Available. 229-6435

All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. #ER0013168 *INSURED

Wood Floor
Make those old wood floors
look like new. Don't replace -h
Refinish! |
Call Circle S Enterprise |
827-6828, ask for Dustyf

'580 Palmetto Dr., Over,,reet
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lie. #RC0060321
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or 899-0218
tO 1/9.

A-i OIL 8
Monday Friday, 9-6
Saturday 8-5 CST

$18, 95 plus tax
We Custom Bend Pipe for You.
Offering Complete
Outboard Motor Repair.
Owned &. Operated by Danny Clayton
133 S. 2nd St. Wewa
639-4174 or 639-4175
tfc 2/6


Custom Kitchen and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner

(904) 648-4088

Overstreet Commercial or residential
- comer lot. 1.37 acres + 2 lots,
299' on CR 386 and 176' on South

2 mobile homes, storage shed. Call for
details Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc., 904-648-5777. 2TC8/
Beach lot, 78'x204' in Seashores Sub-
division, St. Joe Beach. On Coral St.
227-1463. tfc 8/7
Home for sale by owner: brick home,
1 1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths, family room, sun
room. Formal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen & 'breakfast nook,
hot tub, swimming pool, large deck,
fenced in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heat-
ing & cooling. Location 103 20th St.,
PSJ (904) 229-8409. By appointment
only. tfc 8/7
Wewa, one bdrm., one ba. trailer w/
.large screened porch, carport, nice
large comer lot near public boat land-
ing. $27,000. 639-5920. tfc 8/7
Bay front home, executive 3 bedroom,
2 bath. fully furnished, immaculate.
227-7506. tfc 7/3

* Commercial

* Custom Wood
* Industrial

A 8 R Fence
Freaig a fd Camcrte Woet
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 19041) 47-4047

1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,500 down,'
$132.16 mo. Call George, 229-6031.;
tfe 8/7

For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'xl6' 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 8/7

1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready to
move onto. 816,000.
Owner financing with
10% down.
Call Billy Carr,
227-2020, 647-3381.
Stc 7/3 ,

Auto Rates Have
Been Reduced!
Call Hannon Insurance,
tfo 4/17

Ken Hicks Residential/Commercial
Carpet Water Damage
Upholstery Odor Control

Free Estimates, Call Anytime 648-8258
o f 2/6

- Air Conditioning Appliance
'Heating. Ice Machines

Coastal Service Company,
Commercial & Residential
Phillip McCroan (904) 229-6907 Office
Owner & Operator (904) 227-5373 Mobile

64 Pet & Property Tenders i f-
r" ^L,. Residential & Business Security Checks
Pet Sitting in Your Home
by Joey & Marie Romanelli
Emergency Maintenancc/Pet Carc/Property Checks/Vet References


SCarpet and .
Upholstery Cleaning
Steam Cleaning

(904) 229-9663 (904) 827-2826

Pace Heating & Cooling
AIC Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State Uc. #RA0066486 229-COOL

Williamson's st Lie. #3075
Well Drilling & Pump Service

Croska Williamson P.O. Box 1173
639-2548 Wewahitchka, FL 32465

for All Your Watering Needs

Trusses Beams
*Air Conditioning Units Signs
Hourly or Daily

229-9585 62

'Your Zone III Home Center, 850-784-
6396 or 800-700-9407". ,,

WANT TO. RENT: Apt, home, nice
mobile home or shared housing. Ca-
reer woman in 40's with VERY-well-
trained Collie. Both reliable, dependa-
ble. quiet, clean and neat. Need Im-
mediately. Call 850-671r4011.
2tp 8/7

Monday, August 18, 1997. at 8 00 p rr, the Bao'rd
of City Commissioners. luttiig as the adjuirmelit
board, will consider a %aiaia,.e requeit u. allow up
to four outside kennel6 to be co.Istrucred at 513
Fourth Street. -
Pauline Penda.is
City Clerk
2tc, August 7 and 14, '1997..
Due to a lack of quor .m r h. C I, of Pi [ e J C
rescheduling their r-gnlu rneatmig tio ThcEda).
August 19, 1997, to Monday. AtiugstrV3 10997 at
8:00 p.m.
/s.' Pauliie Fer.,dn'ls
Ciit Clerk
Itc, August 14, 1997.

525 Eighth Street $59,000

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SoElizabeth W. ThompsOn
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FAX: (904) 648-4247
904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish. Associate Broker, 904-227-5569
Brenda Miller, REALTOR 904/648-5435

3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath townhouse that is one of the finest around. This two story
unit has many fine features. Downstairs includes; large grealroom with dining
area, kitchen with refrigerator, gas range, dishwasher, disposal. and small pantry.
washer and dryer closet. and down-
Sslairs 1/2 bath with extra storage.
S, .. ..-*.. Thr.e greai room opens upr tno a u-
... itul deck that overlooks the.'gull.
Piexiglas has neen installed on the
f l 4 wooden rails so that people can
enjoy a game of bridge without ite
seabreeze blowing their cards away.
The upstairs has two guest bed-
.Am. rooms with a full balh and the rrmas-
ter suile The master suite has a
large bedroom and bath as well.as a
sitting room that overlooks the gulf. The carport under the unit is concrete witr an
enclosure of wood and Flexiglas with lattice accenits There is also hurricane shul-
ters on the windows as well as security door in front This townhouse is firrta'ss
in every respect and was completely renovated in 1995 THIS GULF F'fONT
GEM WILL NOT LAST LONG!!!!!! $189,900.00. Can Jay RiSh loday Io _.VOW
Sing.. >, a.. .
room, 2 bath contemporary
a nice quiet neighbo -
room design witri a .
and a large ha
n..kitchen & na ,a
attached, master b [ i
with double sinks and plenty of close space. Spare bedrooms are 'di.-
bath Other amenity es include large covered pano. sprinkler system,
with utility room wilh its own stand up shower, oeaulul landscaping and, 4;fL l
Pnrced right at $99.900 00
TY, 1612 Monument
Ave. More thar 2550 sq
ti. living space, needs
some work. 4 barm 2
e ch 112 ba.. 2 car garage, large lot with fan-
lastic view of the water Rainbird auto
sprinkler system, intercom, builh in vac-
uum cleaner system, cen. h& a. family
rm, foyer, kitchen includes large pantry,
a ki U-shaped work area and a generous
Breakfast area, dining room, living room, laundry-sewing room, porch, dbl. garage, Too
many extras to list! $119,900..

NEW LISTING!! 407 Nautilus Dr. -
Seashores Subdivision. 3 bd 2 ba home
in one of the area's premier subdivisions. .
Won't last long .. $149,900.00. Call Jay
Rish today!
Mexico Beach, 130 Circle Drive. Two or 3 bdrm. 1 bath home only steps to the
beach. Brick/block construction w/large Florida room, large kitchen, windows
galore, good view of the water, partially furnished, ch&a, elevated deck above
parking area for additional view of Gulf. Outside storage building, fenced back
yard, plenty of parking. Call Brenda Miller for an appointment to see this unique
house. It won't be on the market long. Priced at $119,900.00.
NEW LISTINGH!!!!! Investors special or great homesite. 1618 Marvin Ave.
Port St. Joe. 4 bedroom 2 bath 2170 sq. ft. home on two lots, 174'x175' in a nice
neighborhood. Home has foundation problem and needs work. Seller giving full
disclosure. Detached garage and swimming pool/Jacuzzi appear to. be in great
shape. No backyard neighbors for added privacy. Plenty of shade trees. One must
see this to appreciate. Renovate the large house or demolish and start from
scratch on the two great lots that have several attached amenities that are worth
thousands of dollars.
$47,500.00. Call Jay Rish today for a showing!
1610 Palm Boulevard. Beautiful 3 bd., 1 1/2 ba. home on 2 lots in a nice location.
Home has formal living and dining, family room with fireplace, bonus den/rec.
room, nice kitchen with dbl ovens and a breakfast nook, parquet floor foyer, ceil-
ing fans throughout, dbl. carport, large workshop, spacious bakcyard, and much
more. Too many extras to list!!! $114,900.00. Call Jay Rish today for a showing at
your convenience.
Look for us on the Internet at http://www.homtown.com/thompson
And now you may e-mail us on the Internet at:
elizwthompson@digitalexp.com or

8 Trimming
647-3296 ,p5, ,





Creepy-Crawlers Cause Gardeners Problems

Caterpillar May Eventually Turn Into Beautiful Butterflies, But They're
Ravenous Feeders While Still In the Larvae Stage, Causing a Lot of Damage

Gators Are Biting
Fish and Wildlife officer Scott Hoffman was patrolling in the
vicinity of the White 'City boat ramp last Tuesday, when a teen-
age boy, Michael Layfield, who was fishing from the dock, came
up' to him with the three-foot-long alligator, shown with Hoff-
man. "I threw out my lure and the gator grabbed it," Layfield
said; The gator was moved to another location by Hoffman.

Time to Order

Seedlings for Tree

Planting Season

The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services and private nurseries are
now accepting pine seedling pur-.
chase orders for tree-planting
season, which runs from
December through February.
Anyone interested in planting
trees can select a variety of bare-
root seedlings for winter refor-
estation activities.
"Trees are a renewable natur-
al resource that improve air and
water quality and provide eco-
nomic benefits," Florida Agricul-
ture Commissioner Bob Crawford
said. "Our state and private nurs-
eries provide millions of high-
quality seedlings each year to
help private and commercial
landowners keep Florida green."
More than 5 billion trees have
been planted since the depart-
ment initiated the state's. refor-"
estation effort in 1928. Depart-
ment forestry personnel are avail-
able throughout the state to

assist landowners in developing
reforestation plans and managing
forest lands.
Seedling order forms can be
obtained by calling [Andrews
Nursery at (352) 493-6096, o
from local Division of Forestr
offices. Office hours are 8 a.m. t
5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monda
through Friday.
Department seedlings ar
sold in lots of 250, 500 or 1,00C
Orders must be paid by check o
money order. Orders are taken on
a first-come-first-served basis, s
it is best to place orders early
before a preferred variety is sol
Department seedlings will b
available for delivery or pickup
December 1 at Andrews Nurser
in Chiefland. Any department
orders that have not been can
celed by January 16 will no
receive a refund.
There is a delivery charge o
$3.50 for orders up to. 1,00
seedlings, and $3.50 for eaci
additional 1,000 for all trees no
picked up at the Chiefland nurs
The following details the typ
of seedlings and price for quantity
ordered: Improved Slash Pine
$30/1.000. $26/500. $22/250
Improved Rust-Resistant Slasi
Pine. $32/1,000,: $28/500
$23/250; Improved Rust
Resistant Slash Pine (larg
caliper), $38/1,000, $33/500
$28/250: Rust-Resistant Lobloll
Pine, $32/1,000, $28/500
$23/250; and Improved Rust
Resistant Loblolly Pine (larg
caliper), $38/1,000, $33/500
Also, Improved Longleaf Prine
$55/1,000, $50/500, $45/250
Longleaf Pine, $50/1,00
$45/500, $40/250; Improve
Chbctawhatchee Sand Pine
$33/1,000, $28/500. $23/250
Improved Ocala Sand PineN
$33/1,000, $28/500. $23/250
Bald Cypress*, .$125/1,000
$75/500, $50/250; and Sout
Florida Slash Pine, $40/1,000
$35/500, $30/250
*Maximum order is 10,000.



During late summer, caterpil-
lars cause problems for gardeners
all over our state. As you know,
caterpillars are the larval stage of
butterflies and moths. While
many of the winged adults are
attractive, the damage caused by
the larvae certainly is not.
Because caterpillars are rav-
enous feeders, they can cause
considerable damage in a short
time. So, early detection and
prompt counter measures are",
very important.
There are many kinds.of pest
caterpillars, far too many to cover
in a single article. So, I'll talk
about a few of the common ones
you may encounter and comment
on some basic control measures.
My information was provided in
part by Extension Entomologist
Dr. Don Short, of the University of
Florida's Institute of Food and,
Agricultural Science.
Sod webworms and fall army-
worms damage lawns'. And, it's
not unusual for both to attack at
the same time. Webworms are the
smaller of the two species, reach-
ing a length of only about three-
quarters of an inch, compared to
one-and-a-half inches for army-
In general, both are greenish
in the young stage and turn
brown as they mature. Their feed-
ing is similar, resulting in notched
or ragged leaf edges. However,
webworms tend to feed in patch-
es, while armyworms cause more
scattered damage.
The orange dog caterpillar is a
common pest on citrus trees. It's
black with white markings and
slimy looking. Its eggs, which look
g like yellow beads, are laid on the
g newest plant growth. At maturity,
the orange dog becomes a swal-
lowtall butterfly.
s If you've ever suddenly felt a
r sharp, stinging sensation while
y pruning a plant, you may have'
o come in contact with an 10 (EYE-
Ly oh) moth caterpillar. This caterpil-
lar is pale green, 'with two
e stripes-one white and one
. maroon--down both sides of its
)r body. It has many clumps of stiff









poisonous hairs. Touching these
is painful to most people. In some
cases, the reaction is bad enough
to require hospitalization. The 10
moth caterpillar, which is only
one of several stinging varieties, is
found on such plants as hibiscus,
poinsettias, palms, and many
others .
Caterpillars can be controlled
mechanically, or with chemical
sprays. If the caterpillars are
large; and few in number, they
can be removed from plants by
hand. Or, if egg masses are recog-
nized, these can be destroyed
before they hatch, Chemical con-
trol materials Include sevin,
malathion, and bacillus
thuringiensis (thur-ingee-ensis).
Sevin is a stomach poison
that's good to use on small cater-
pillars that are hard to find.
However, sevin isn't a very good
contact poison. So, it can't be
used against caterpillars that are
already quite large.
Malathion is a good contact
poison, but a poor stomach poi-
son. So, it's best for use on large
caterpillars. Malathion must be
applied thoroughly, to insure con-

tact with all the caterpillar. And,
this can sometimes be hard to
do-especially on large shrubs
and trees.
Bacillus thuringiensis isn't a
chemical. It's a bacterial concen-
trate that's deadly only to cater-
pillars. It won't harm any other

, Richard S. Hopkins, M.D.,
M.S.P.H., Bureau Chief,
State Epidemiologist
Evidence is accumulating
that 1997 may be a year with sig-
nificant risk of human infection
with the Saint Louis Encephalitis
(SLE) virus. Everyone should be
alert to the possibility of SLE as a
cause of any syndrome with fever,
headache, and decreased con-
sciousness-i.e., classic encepha-
litis. SLE may also present as an
aseptic meningitis syndrome.
Encephalitis due to SLE virus is
predominantly (but not entirely) a
disease of older adults, while
enteroviral aseptic meningitis is
predominantly (but not entirely) a
disease of children and adults.
The classical appearance of
SLE is the occurrence of
encephalitis cases in older per-
sons, with sudden onset of fever
and headache, symmetrical distri-
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