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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1997
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Superintendent of Schools,
Jerry Kelley, suggested in
Tuesday morning's October
board meeting that a paid con-
, sultant come in to accomplish
visioning and strategic planning
for Gulf County Schools. "When
values are clear, decisions are
easy," Kelley stated. A two to
three day brainstorming session
will be mediated by the' consul-
tant and all interested citizens in
Gulf county will have an oppor-
tunity to participate. This will
include participants from the
Citizens for Academic Excellence
that formed last month to insure
an increase in the quality of:edu-
cation In Gulf county.
.Spokesperson6 for the
Citizens for Academic Excellence,
David Warriner, Informed the
school board,that this group, will
be developing two task forces: an
Academic Task Force and a
Financial Responsibility Task
Force, which will Include as sug-
gested by Chairman Pridgeon, a
facilities review team to assist
with the renovations of Port SL
Joe Elementary school.
The Academic Task Force
will view and evaluate programs
in the schools by offering sugges-
tions for continuation, expansion*
or elimination. The Financial
Responsibility Task Force will
offer technical support ,and
expertise to assist with money
S#' -Two troubled financial deficit
areas were discussed and sug-
gestions were made by the crowd
on lunch room meals and trans-
portation. Chairman Pridgeon
appointed Caroline Norton to
review the lunch room meal
problem and Oscar Redd and
herself to review transportation
and extracurricular activities.
MUSIC AT WES
Robin Stroud approached
the board for approval to imple-
ment a Fine Arts Academy in
Wewahitchka Elementary School.
This is a music program
designed to give interested stu-
dents 'an opportunity to learn
music and play an instrument.
She proposed to begin this year
by teaching piano and charging a
$45 fee for the semi-private
lessons which last nine weeks.
The board declared this an emer-,
gency agenda issue and
approved the October 20th start
date pending follow-up by
IN OTHER BUSINESS:
*Debbie Cole approached the
board to request a pay increase
for Gulf county teachers.
*Finding a chemistry teacher
for Port St. Joe High was dis-
cussed and has been advertised
on the internet.
*A motion to contribute to
Port St Joe and Wewahltchka
S High schools Project Graduation
was made by Oscar Redd and
seconded by Charlotte Pierce.
*The Challenge (gifted) pro-
gram schedule will continue as a
Of Operation For Box USA's
Local Plant Is Next Friday
Shown above are some of the Christians in the community Who gathered Sunday evening.
Day of Victory Is Victorious!
This past Sunday afternoon over a thou-
sand Christians gathered at the football stadi-
um in Port St. Joe to worship and pray for the
well being of Port St. Joe and the surrounding
The idea for a community-wide fasting and
prayer service began with a vision by Billy
Dixon, who gave the credit for the idea to the
Lord, that it was time for Port St. Joe to
depend not only on others for their well being,
but to "call upon Jesus because all power is in
The Port St. Joe Ministerial Alliance,
under the leadership of Curtis -Clark, presi-,
dent, welcomed the idea and formulated the
plan for the 5:00 p.m. service of praise and
worship. Memltfrs of almost every denomi-
nation in Port St. lJoe were in attendance at
the service and Jodined fellow Christians as '
they sought guidance from the Lord for the
community and themselves.
They followed a program of adoration,
confession, thanksgiving and supplication
with music and scripture verses highlighting
each aspect of the program. Participating in
the service were Clark, Jesse Hawkins, Calvin
Griffin, Bill Taylor, Temple Watson, Bruce
Duty, Rawlis Leslie, Jesse Evans, Johnny
Jenkins, Dave tFernandez, Jerry Huft and
Donald Nixon, *with music minister Buddy
Caswell leading the music and Mark Jones,
EDC Vice-Chairman Assigns Coi
Members of Gulf County's
Economic Development Commit-
tee (E.D.C.) got down to the seri-
ous business at hand during their
regular meeting Monday evening.
Vice-Chairman Don Butler,
filling in for Chairman Joe
Danford, presided over the meet-
ing as members began to lay the
groundwork for economic devel-
The group set their perma-
nent meeting, day for the first
Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m.
Meetings will be held at the Gulf
County Board of Commissioners
meeting room, located in the rear
of the courthouse complex.
During the E.D.C.'s first
meeting last month (September
15th), Jim Brantley and Brett
Wattles (Florida First Enterprise
Group, Inc.) lent their 30 years of
economic development experience
to Gulf County.. Under, contract
through the Florida Counties
Foundation to assist small coun-
ties, the duo outlined the key
ingredients needed to organize a
successful economic development
Monday night some of those
recommendations started to take
shape. Butler assigned Tommy
Pitts, Gregg Mahlkov and Mike
McDonald to report back to the
E.D.C. at their next meeting on
the port authority, rail and elec-
trical capabilities which the coun-
ty has to offer prospective indus- :
trial and business firms interest-
ed in locating in Gulf County.
Other committee assignments
Wood and Greg Johnson;
*Foreign Trade Zone
Evaluation-Gregg Mahlkov and
*Inccrporationi 501C3 Not For
Profit--John Stanley anrd Danny
One of the primary ingredi-
ents to a successful economic
development committee, as point-
ed out by Brantley and Wattles in
their first meeting, is cooperation
between cities, chambers of com-
merce, county government, and
industrial businesses of the coun-
Members of the committee
noted that some of those entities
still are not on board and
(See ASSIGNS on Page 3)
A work crew installs sod in
last week, in a city project which
the median with new, healthy
aged by rising salt water brougl
Eighty-five workers at Box
USA's Port St. Joe plant are
approaching their final days of
employment before production is
scheduled to stop, on or before
Plans for closure of the local
plant were announced August 19,
citing geographic location of the
box plant and distribution of the
corrugated box product as the-
major factors in the decision-
Plant manager Ralph
Roberson announced the finalized
dates Tuesday. He stated that
only essential personnel (approxi-
. mately 15 employees) would
remain at work after production is
The remaining personnel will
spend approximately two weeks
clearing out remaining invento-
ries of roll stock and removing'
equipment to be transferred to
other Box USA plants.
Roberson said 12 to 15 of the
85 employees will be relocated to
other Box USA plant locations,
while approximately five others
have found other employment in
the immediate area. Several other
employees have expressed inter-
est in going back to school, taking
advantage of J.T.P.A. training
opportunities offered to them.
Florida Coast Paper Company
might also offer some relief to the
Roberson stated he under-
stood the mill has been taking
applications for 10 to- 15 posi-
tions. "They have stated that first
consideration would be given to
former Box 'USA employees," he
Florida Coast Paper Company
General Manager Ferrel Allen ver-
ified that former employees who
were qualified and met the com-
pany's hiring policy requirements
would be given a close look.
Roberson said the plant's clo-
sure had gone smoothly and has
been handled in a professional
manner by Box USA employees.
Box USA. plans to redistribute
the Port St. Joe plant's business
to four other Box USA plants in
the South-Lake Wales; Birming-
ham and Dothan, Alabama; and
Stockbridge, Georgia. Of those,
the Dothan plant will be substan-
tially expanded and reequlpped.
Box USA acquired the plant
in June of 1996 when they
purchased all 18 of St. Joe's box
plants. They also entered into a
partnership agreement with Stone
Container, under the name of
Four M, to, purchase a share of
the St. Joe paper mill.
"Board Opposes Giving
Up Ownership of WWTP
Names Committeees to Study Issue
City commissioners decided
S.. to establish two committees dur-
meMt g- Tuesday's meeting-one to
1 1 nI tt ee study Port St. Joe's Wastewater
Treatment Plant operations, along
with tripartite committee mem-
bers, and another independent
committee to concentrate on the
T """ city's position and evaluate the
A,.. tripartite committee's findings
'. '. :, and suggestions.
Comm. Charles Tharpe repre-
sents the board on the .tripartite
committee, along with members
from Arizona Chemical and
Florida Coast Paper Company.
STharpe reported to the board
that Florida Coast had requested
a committee be established com-
prised of one representative. from
each of the tripartite committee
Evaluating the plant's opera-
tions, make-up and testing proce-
dures for the most efficient and
economical means of wastewater
"" treatment would be the purpose
-.' of the committee. They would also
look at any benefits that might be
derived from the formation of not-
for-profit status for plant opera-
Unanimous In Protecting
i the median on Fifth Street City's Interest
ch will replace all the grass in Board members were unanl-
grass. The areas were dam- mous as they voiced their opin-
it on shore by hurricane Opal ions on maintaining ownership
(See BOARD on Page 3)
FCPC Honors Its "Safe ..
Employees With Barbecue p
Florida Coast Paper Company "slew the fatted calf [pig]"
and barbecued him, in honor of their employees reaching
the seldom-achieVed plateau of one million man hours ..
worked without a lost time accident. 4
The employees dined on the barbecue Thursday as they
were coming on or leaving their work shift. Served from un- -
der a giant tent which had been pitched at the mill's main -&
entrance, the barbecue was available all afternoon Thursday.
Each employee also received a jacket as a gift from the conm-
Mill management was present to.express its apprecia-
tion for reaching the milestone of safe operation.
It had been way back in the 60s since the mill had
achieved such a feat. It has accomplished only twice by the -
local paper mill during its 60 years of operation.
Ferrel Allen, mill general manager, quipped, "'Let's do it
".AGE TWO THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1997
LAST WEEK'S STORY ABOUT the completion of the replace-
ment of the Highland View water system should cause more cel-
ebrating than it probably will. More than likely it won't be given
more than a ho-hum notice, if that much.
You see, the. system was originally made up of asbestos-
cement piping throughout. We all recognize the dangers from as-
bestos-cement, now, but at the time the system was built, the
only misgivings about the use of the material, was, will it stand
up over the years?
Highland View was proud of its new system, even though it
was made up of what was later found to be a dangerous materi-
al. It was all the small community could afford. It was better
than the individual well system which formerly served the area..
IRONICALLY, THE MAIN DRIVING force behind installation
of the distribution system, with its water supply furnished by a
deep well, was for more dependable fire protection.
At the time of installation, the community had recently suf-
fered from a couple of devastating fires. At one time, four build-'
ings, built over the water on -the west side of the highway,
caught fire one December night, and were completely destroyed.
That spurred efforts for getting a water system into high gear at
Very few small communities had their own water system, at
the time. Grants were just beginning to become available. As a
matter of fact, Highland View didn't receive, a grant to build its
water system the first time-around. It received a low interest
loan, which it had to repay.
FOR YEARS, THEY OPERATED as an independent, self-
operated water system. They have operated in this manner until
just recently, with citizens from the community managing the
business affairs involved in collecting water fees and making
payments on the loan as well as other expenses. The system
didn't have the advantage of having the, taxpayers purchase a
portion of their system for them.
To their credit, they struggled for many years, paying their
own way.7 But, this time around, they received the help of some
government grants to ease the expense involved in replacing the
old asbestos-cement piping.
Highland View is under the umbrella of the county-operated
water system today.
We're proud for them to be receiving a new system, made of
a material not known for its health problems.
Seeking God's Blessing
THE HORDES OF MEN who attended the Promise Seekers
rally in Washington, D. C., filled the area around the monu-
ments, the reflective pool and the elipse to overflowing Saturday.
Men who rededicated themselves to God and family were in at-
tendance for a singular purpose; to bring this nation back to the
worship of God as He would have it done.
Detractions from the feminists, the NOW organization and
other so-palled rights' protection groups and~ -their heckling. of
the purpose of the rally, verified its effectiveness. Otherwise, \vhy
would they care enough to mount objections?
HERE IN PORT ST. JOE, a similar rally was held Sunday
afternoon which failed to attract nation-wide attention from the
same groups which voiced their objections to the Promise Seek-
ers, but which had just as effective an impact on the community
in its purpose.
.The rally here-held in the football stadium-was for the
purpose, not of men expressing their return to a place of family
leadership, but to pray for God's blessings to visit our communi-
ty which has been hit so hard by adversity during the year.
It, too, was attended by a large crowd of people of both races
in the community, all with: one common goal in mind; to ask
God to comfort those affected by the adversity and to ask for His
continued blessings to be poured out on us, as they have been
in the past.
THE PEOPLE ARE GOING about it in the correct way, for,
doesn't God's word, the Bible, say, "For if anyone shall ask in my
name, then will I pour out blessings ." The people "ofPort St.
Joe gathered together in great numbers. Sunday, and humbly
thanked God for the blessings He has already poured out on the
residents and asked humbly, for them to continue. Just like the
Promise Seekers asking for strength in their endeavor.
S HUNKER DOWN WITH RS BY KESLEY COLBERT
Embarrassed, But Better
It's Phil Earley's fault. I could
feel the anger rising from way
down deep inside. I hadn't been
off the wall, half out of my head,
don't say nothing-give me lot' s of
room, take this job and shove it,
I'm fixing to blow a stack, frog
walking, beat up your ugly sister,
stick it in your ear mad in years .
. but I was fixing to bel
Dadgum Phil Earley.
He sold me this wheelbarrow.
Well, actually, he sold it to my
wife, who gave it to me as an
anniversary present. The thing
can't be over a year old! And now
when I get it out to haul a little
dirt around in the yard-the tire
is flat! I've got an air compressor
(Christmas gift), it should 'a been
fairly simple to pump up a wheel-
I didn't have enough hands.
Folks, I work at this for thirty
minutes. Sweat is pouring off me.
I pulled so hard one try that the
lead slipped off and that metal
clip caught me right in the
mouth-busted my lip and loos-
ened a tooth.
This thing has turned into a
Now, I know you won't believe
this, but when I was much
younger I was prone to show a lit-
tle temper from time to time.
Mother would get on me when I'd
take to stomping around the
house, "Son, getting angry and
doing something rash is not ever
an intelligent solution. You
embarrass yourself and your
loved ones and waste valuable
time. You only hurt yourself."
I never got mad around my
Father. It wasn't out of respect, it
was out of fear! Dad could get
madder than me! And I wasn't
going to risk hacking him offt He
taught me more about controlling
anger than all of Mom's lectures.
.... without ever saying a word.
I can barely even remember
the last time I got mad. I mean
really mad! It was my sophomore
year in college, an umpire called
me out on a pitch two feet out-
side; the fans had been on me all
day; I'd flied weakly to left wiLth
the bases loaded a couple of
innings earlier; one of our daffy
pitchers had eaten my last dough-
nut before the game .. RI'm
sorry to report that I embarrassed'
myself, Mother, Leon, a teammate
or two, our university, my future
wife, a startled umpire... but,
boy howdy, my Dad would have
Cathy has mellowed me over
the years. She usually points out
that I need to be a good example
for our boys.- And I have tried. I
have bitten my tongue, sat on my
hands, counted to four thousand,
five hundred and fifty. Listen,
sometimes you. can get mad: at
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
We Go Sailing Down The River In Raffield's Huge House Boat
I TOOK A one-day "vacation"
last Thursday, and took a .boat
trip. I interrupted my usual,
schedule, you understand, but,
the ,world didn't stop turning be-'
cause of it.
Usually, I spend the. dol-
drums in between getting one
paper on the street and beginning
another one, with writing my col-
umn and the editorials for the
next week. It all works out, be-
cause I am slow on the comput-
ers necessary to produce type
this new-fangled way, but the
machines are largely sitting free
and unencumbered with the work
of other people. I have free ac-
cess, with nobody to disturb my
feeble thought processes oi
But, my boat trip interrupted
this time-tested schedule. Howev-
er, I'll get it done.
Maybe FI'm not so set in my
ways that a little change in
schedule won't upset me too
By Wesley Ramsey
WE TOOK A TRIP up the
Gulf County Canal. starting at
Highland View; through the Intra-
coastal Waterway to Lake Wimico;
through Lake Wimico to the Jack-
son River; through the seven-mile
length of Jackson River to the Ap-
alachicola River, then' to Apalach-
icola and John Miller's Miller Ma-
rine, where we docked.
It was a long trip and it was a
nice trip. Eugene Raffield is. a
member pf our church and he
captained the Raffield house
boat, which contained about 40
senior citizens from the church,
which were able to make.-the trip.
Eugene kept up an excursion
boat-type patter along the 'way.
"',There's an alligator swimming on
the left side of the boat" or "Look
at those' two bald eagles resting in-
the branches of that pine tree!" or
"Keep a sharp eye out for mana-
tees along here!"
SI have been on all those war-
ters while fishing .at one time or
another, but never as strictly a
passenger,, sitting along the rail .
in the front of the boat, before. It
was different! I had time to notice
things I had never noticed before.
It was a. beautiful day and a
delightful trip. o
EUGENE :AND OUR fearless
leader, Bill Parker, cooked up a
giant pot of gumbo the night be-
fore. We had the enviable job of
consuming 10 gallons of delicious
gumbo, which we started working
on about the time the boat got
'into Lake Wimico.
Eugene can cook up gumbo
about as good as he can pilot a
huge houseboat. He had some
good training, though. I suspect,
his dad, Gene, imparted some of
his culinary knowledge into Eu-
gene's otherwise thick skull. His
ability to carry on foolishness was
developed on his own.
We had quite a spread. There
was a huge baked ham, two or
three roasted chickens, a huge
pot of rice, some salad and a bar-
rel of ice tea.
I was a little confused, at
first. We had two huge ice chests
on board, with the lettering "Long
Avenue Baptist Church, Benevo-
lence Committee" emblazoned
across the top. I know all the pas-
sengers were on up in age, but so
far as I knew, none were expected
to die on the trip. Not even Spot-
ball Barbeel .
AT THE START of the trip,
Eugene called us all together, "to
explain the rules of the boat."
'The rules are; don't fall over-
board while we are underway," he
Eugene said the trip will take,
"four hours and five minutes."
Well, I asked him if he could sort
of speed things up and knock
that five minutes off the trip.
Eugene pondered that one for
all of five milli-seconds, coming
up with the answer, "If we have a
stiff tail wind, I think I can."
I had never taken a trip
through the Gulf County Canal
before. I was especially interested
in this part of the trip, since my
uncle had helped dig the canal
back in the mid-30s.
It goes smack through 'Pan-
ther Swamp', which is really low,
mucky, real estate. We went by
the old 'dynamite dock' which is
in a bad state of disrepair. Actu-
ally, there is not much left of the
old dock except the steel bulk-
head which is listing toward the
water and looks as if it might fall
in before too many more years
AFTER WE WENT by the
parked coal barges of Material
Transfer, waiting for transport
back to their destination, or full
of coal, waiting to be unloaded,
we had the Inland waterway all to
We met a few larger boats-
larger than bateaus-and com-
mercial fishing boats, but not
even many of these.
I know Gene Raffield didn't
spend about five years building
his luxurious house boat just so
our group could enjoy taking an
outing on it through the Intra-
coastal Waterway, but we didl To
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Something didn't work right!
I couldn't get the tire to
adhere to the rim. I was blowing
air a hundred miles an hour into
that stem and It was escaping just
as quickly through a thousand
gaping holes .. I1 know what
you're thinking-sounds like I'm
describing about half of my arti-
I knew what to do. I went to
looking around my shed for a-
piece of rope, some heavy string,
something I could wrap around
that tire and squeeze the middle
so the sides would bulge out and
contact the rim just long enough
for the air to "catch". I'd done this
'Course, I can't find anything
workable to tie around the tire.
An old, putrid green dog lead that
someone had left here years ago
was the best I could come up
with. I wrapped the leash around
the tire, tried to pull it as tight as'
possible with one hand and shove
the air hose. over the valve stem
with the other.
Homecoming Court Will be Featured In Friday'sIparade
Homecoming is here The 1997-1998 Homecoming Court has been selected, and the, football players
are gearing up for the game Friday night. The young ladies on this year's Homecoming Court are as fol-
lows: (photo on left) Amanda Bateman, Jennifer Gaddis, Sabrina Hanson, Kim La person, and Leigh
Lawrence, (photo on right) Stephanie Owens, Gretchen Stevens, Emily Thompson, Casey White, and
Bonnie Young. Also on the '97-'98 Homecoming Court is Monique Fennell (not pictured). The
Homecoming Queen will be announced this Friday, when the Sharks take on North Florida Christian.
Good luck to the team and all the young ladies on court. The young ladies will also be featured in the
Homecoming Parade Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. on Reid Avenue.
and control of the plant. "I'm
100% against anything that will
jeopardize the city's interest in the
Wastewater Treatment Plant,"
Mayor Johnny Linton told the
Commissioner Charlie Norton
.expressed his desire to help
Florida Coast as much as they
from Page 1
expressed a desire to make a spe-.
clal Invitation jo them.
As commit tee member Gene
Raffield put it, "Our desire is to
have everybody pushing and
Particular mention was made
concerning city representation. ,
Gulf County's Chamber 'of
Commerce, and Florida. Coast.
Consultant Julian Webb ad-
dressed the committee concern-
ing some of the various communi-
ty.deveJopmqnt block grant pro-
4j ggafri$aifhat might could benefit
r"the county or'industrial inquiries
further down the road.
The committee also received a
legal opinion from the board's
attorney, Tim McFarland, con-
cerning the Sunshine Law and
-,how it might apply to individual,
members and commissioners
(also members of the E.D.C.).
He noted that individual
members should not be con-
cerned about such violations, but
county commission members do
fall under the Sunshine Law
(From Page 2)
your wife and your boys
The trick is not to let them
know it. I have held it In a time or
two-or sixty. And I'm sure I'm a
better person for it
So I'm standing out in my
back yard, pondering over the last
thirty years of trying not to lose
my temper, tasting my own blood'
and mumbling some pretty nasty
things about Phil Earley. when
Cathy strolls out. Smiling! You
talk about your Pollyanna out-
Makes me sick.
S"Kes, I 'bought this for your
birthday (birthday, anniversary-
whatever) when Phil had his
hardware store out on the high-
way. That was seven or eight,
maybe ten, years ,' ago; It has
served you well. Can't we just buy
another wheel?" She. always
makes things seem so simple.
"NO, we're not buying anoth-
er tire. I'm gonna fix this one!"
"Could I help you?" Bless her
heart. Part of the reason I have
done better with my temper over
the years is I've had no one to
argue with. Everything is fine with
her. Always! Everyday is great.
That made me even madder!
"NO! I'll do it myself!"
She gently patted my arm,
reminded me that she loved me,
and as quietly as she had come,
retreated to the house.
I spent another hapless thirty
minutes trying to blow-
I took my fist and whipped it
against the Shed and then drop-
kicked a garbage can near 'bout to
Bob and Kim's next door
Now kids, don't try that at
home, and, of course, it didn't
help one iota in getting air into
that old tire but, gosh, it felt
It Had Been A Long Time,
Unique Desi ed For
The Do Nor Dtstrb ,Ilarrrejs'
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could, but, "I don't want to give
up the city's rights to the
Wastewater Treatment Plant."
After a lengthy discussion,
commissioners Bill Wood and
Norton suggested setting up an
intermediate independent com-
mittee that would primarily pro-
tect the city's interest by review-
ing. the tripartite study commit-
tee's findings and report to the
board. The board supported the
Tharpe told board members
that board attorney Billy Joe Rish
would also sit in on all tripartite
study' committee meetings. He
noted that Rish had been a part of
the Wastewater Treatment Plant
from its inception and, as the
board attorney, understood all.
the legal ramifications involved in
the plant's operations.
It was also noted that the
board had cut the Wastewater ,
Treatment Plant budget approxi-/
mately 20% (from $7 million to/
$5.5 million) over the plant's last'
two years of operation. /
Mayor Johnny Linton told the
board St. Joe Corporation is seri--
ously looking at negotiating with
the city to build a marina devel-
opment on the old Hess Oil termi-
Building a marina in Port St.
Joe has been an ongoing project
of the board for the past twp and
a half years.
Currently, commissioners are
unanimous in their support for
the marina being built, but, fund-
ing its construction appears to be
the major bone of contention.
The board is currently going
through the process of; applying
for a Farmers Home Administra-
tion low interest loan. (approxi-
mately $2.5 million) to fund the
Linton suggested' the board
wait two weeks before holding
public hearings on the FHA loan
application. He expressed that he
felt the city would have a,
response from,' St. Joe
Corporation on their intention,
before that date which' could nul-
lify the need for the loan process.
Marina Committee chairman
Charles Costin pointed out to the
board two grants totalling-
$875,000 were at stake. One for
$200,000 had a deadline of
December, while the other
'($675,000) would run out In
March, 1998. He stated that it
was important to meet all of the
loan requirements as soon as pos-
sible in order to not risk losing
those grant funds, just in case St.
Joe Corporation didn't come
/ Commissioners Tharpe, Lin-
ton, and McNair stated they saw
'no problem .with waiting two .
I'weeks to hold the public hearing,
/ butdid agree with Commissioners .
Norton and Wood to move the
date up one week to speed up the
loan application process.
A public hearing was sched-
uled for October 14th at 5:00 p.m.
The commissioners have
expressed their desires through-
out the marina planning process
to find an investor or group of
Investors to build and operate the
marina without'the'ciLt:having to
obligate any funds.
Board members did agree to
do whatever it would take to pre-
serve the grant funds through the
loan application process. -
In Other Business
*Tabled for future discussion
a recommendation from Police
Chief Jay Leffert to establish a
Detective position: on the Port St.
Joe Police Department.
*Received notification from
Representative Jamey Westbrook
that an $1,8,796 grant had been
awarded to restore the old
Maddox Homeslte Into offices for
the Gulf County Chamber of -
*Decided to g6 out for bids to
further construct artificial fishing
reefs in the gulf, as requested by
the Artificial Reef Committee.
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PC Man Charged
The Gulf County Sheriffs
Department investigators have
arrested a 20 year old Panama
City man on burglary charges.
The arrest stemmed from a' resi-
dential burglary that, occurred
during the daylight hours on
Saturday, September 27th, in the
Overstreet area of Gulf County.
A witness gave investigators a
vehicle description and it was
Workers for the Apalachicola
Northern Railroad spent most of
their weekend cleaning up a 12
car derailment that occurred
Saturday evening near Highway'
65 In Franklin County.'
The company's vice-presi-
dent, Wayne Parrish, said the 12
coal cars apparently derailed
because of a broken rail.'Rail ser-
vice was stopped for approximate-
ly 24 hours while work crews
repaired the tracks.
Parrish said there were no
injuries nor environmental impact
as a result of the accident'.
located at a Panama City pawn'
shop last Thursday afternoon.
According to Gulf County
Sheriff Frank McKeithen, the sus-
pect, Jeffty Eric Mitchell, has also
admitted to Gulf County authori-
ties that he and a co-defendant
have been burglarizing homes for
the past month and can't remem-
ber how many they have actually
committed. The burglaries have
occurred in the surrounding
counties with at least two being in
McKeithen said further Inves-
tigation has revealed that in addi-
tion to the two burglaries in Gulf
County, four in Jackson County,
three in Bay County, and several
in Lake City have been connected
to the suspects.
The second suspect has been
identified and a warrant has been
obtained for his arrest.
Sheriff Frank McKeithen
commended his officers as well as
the witness and victims for their
involvement and assistance in
capturing the burglars.
Gulf County authorities said
thousands of dollars in personal
property had been stolen and the
arrest has stopped a major theft
ring in our area.
One Hospitalized in
A domestic argument early
Saturday morning escalated into
a shooting that left a Panama City
man in Bay Medical Center with a
gunshot wound to his chest
According to the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office investigators'
report. James S. Culverhouse II, a
29 year :old white male from
Wewahitchka, was arrested and
charged with the shooting of
Gregory Jerome Carter, a 50 year
old white male from Panama City.
GCSO Captain Joe Nugent
said apparently the two had been
involved in a verbal altercation.
The argument came to a climax at
Culverhouse's residence at 602
Ohio Street in Wewahitchka.
The incident took place at
approximately 1:09 Saturday
''morning, October 4th, when
Carter was shot in the left side of
the chest one time with a .22 cal-
As of Monday, Carter was in
stable condition at Bay Medical
Center and Culverhouse. was
lodged in the Gulf County Jail
under a $5,000 bond.
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United In Double Ring Ceremony
James Lee Rowland, Jr.
James and Tina Rowland are
.proud to announce the birth of
their son, James Lee "J.J."
Rowland, Jr., on September 1st
He weighed eight pounds, 13
ounces and was 22 inches long.
,a fis'grandparents are Bobby-
Sand an Smith of Port St. Joe,
Jimmy and Betsy Lashley of
Apalachicola, and Daisy Rowland
of Florance, Kentucky.
e-we oee mt &a44 #&aml fUt.1
Camellias- dozens of varieties;
gallons or up to 8 year old plants.
Cornlederate Rose Ca-sia. H-ummingbiid ana
(sal! loleranr), Angel Trumpel
CTrRUS-(neavy lype) Sal-uma Or, ge Lemon
Swe-e and Tan Kurnqual Grapeliui (cold tolerant
slock). also Apple and Peisirrirmmon Fruit
Drive a Little-Save a Lot!
Kiar &, 639-5176^^^^
7 miles noth of Wewa Highway 7
St. Joe Bay DAR
Luncheon Oct. 15
Saint Joseph Bay Chapter
NSDAR, will hold its first regular
luncheon meeting of the year on
October 15 at 12 noon in the St.
' Joseph's Bay Country Club.
Members are urged to attend
and bring Campbell's soup labels
and costume Jewelry for the DAR
schools. The program will include
a video presentation of "Tamassee
A workshop and luncheon
honoring the State Regent will
take place on October 25 at the
Red Canyon Grill in Marianna at
10:45 CT. Reservations may be
made with Mrs. William Howell,
Chapter Regent by October 15.
Gulf Co. Genealogy
The Gulf County Genealogy
Society holds meetings every sec-
ond Saturday of each month,
from 10:00 a.m. until noon (east-
ern time) at the Gulf County
Library. The next scheduled meet-
ing will be held on October I Ith.
All members and interested indi-
viduals are encouraged to attend.
It's A Boy!
Jack and Sydna Atwater
announce the birth of their son,
Jackson Samuel, on September
Sam's proud grandparents
Share Sidney and Betty Anchors, of
Poirt SL Joe and Bill and Bettie
Atwater of Tallahassee.
Say, yoWVSaaw Itt, Vie lStar
Reba Lindsey and Shawn
Butler were united in marriage on
the evening of September 12 at
Highland View Baptist Church in
Highland View. Reverend Charles
Scott performed the double ring
The bride is the daughter of
Joe and Becky Nugent of High-
land View, and Louis Lindsey, Sr.
of Port St. Joe. She is the grand-
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. L.
Lindsey of Port St. Joe, and Mr.
.and Mrs. Whitfleld of Alabama.
The groom is the son of Sher-
:ri Butler of Highland View, and
Ronnie Butler of St. Joe Beach.
He is the grandson of Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Marshall of Howard
,Creek, and Wandall Butler of Port
St. Joe. He is the great-grandson
,of Louise Marshall of Highland
View, and Mini Ola Crain of Port
Kyle Lindsey, sister-in-law of
the bride, served as the matron of
honor. The bridesmaids were Jen-
nifer Terry, Sharon Gainous, and
Jamie McMullon, each a cousin
of the bride and from Port St. Joe.
Caitlin Rich, cousin of the
groom, and Kayla Lindsey, niece
of the bride, served as flower
Serving as the- groom's best
man was hi father Ronnie Butler.
Groomsmen were Louis Lindsey,
Jr., brother of the bride, Chris
Dixon, and Michael Hammond,
;all of Port St. Joe.
Matthew Rich of Port St. Joe,
cousin of the groom, served as
the ring bearer. Chris Brant, cou-
sin of the groom, and Vince Ever-
ett, both of Port St. Joe, served as
ushers for the event.
Following a honeymoon to
Look Who's 1!
On October 8th, Kellie Gentry
turned one year old.' Kellie cele-
brated the special day with a Rug
Rats party, which was attended
by family and friends.
Her proud parents are Clyde
and Lisa Gentry. She is the
granddaughter of Jimmy and
Beverly Hambrick and Judy and
Monty Gentry, all of Port St. Joe.
Kimberly Kay Fields Ralph Christian Roberson, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Fields
III of Port Saint Joe are pleased to
announce the engagement and
forthcoming marriage of their
daughter, Kimberly Kay Fields, to
Ralph Christian Roberson, Jr.,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Roberson, Sr. of Port Saint Joe.
Kimberly is a 1997 graduate
of Florida State University with a
bachelor's degree in English and a
minor in Communication.
Chris is a 1997 graduate of
Florida State University with a
bachelor's degree in Management
of Information Systems and a
minor in Computer Science. He is
at present associated with Florida
Power Corporation in St. Peters-
A February 7th wedding is
planned at- the First United
Methodist Church of Port St. Joe.
Final plans will be announced at
a later date.
Tennessee, the couple will reside
in Highland View.
The couple would like to ex-
tend a very special thank you to
Sherri Butler for all her hard
work and dedication, and to
Cindy Rich and Terry Royal for all
They would also like to thank.
Ronnie Butler for providing a
wonderful rehearsal dinner, Louis
Lindsey, Sr. for being there to.
make sure everything was taken;
care of, and Joe and Becky Nu-
gent for helping them make it to,
this very special day.
has placed the remaining jewelry
she had left when she retired back in
The Wade Clark Auctions
314 Reid Ave.
Repairs on jewelry will be taken in each Friday and Saturday.
I will be there on Friday and Saturday afternoons..
S. Hulean Golden
"On the beautiful Apalachicola River, Waddell Rd."
Wednesday Special Ribeye Steak $8.95
or Suurfr& .urf $12.95
Thursday Shrimp or
Flounder Special ...................... $8.95
Good Food & Drinks
at Good Prices
Open 5:00.- 10:00 Wednesday Saturbay O
Closed Sunday thru Tuesday
1There will be debris clean up irthe Overstreet
area, October 15th, 16th, and 17th, 1997.
Please have all items on the county right-of-
way by Monday, October 13, 1997. All items
must be divided into the following categories.:
Metal (i.e. white goods), fTires and Woodd
Products (i.e. yard debris, furniture). ;
PLEASE, NO HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE!!!
REMINDER: Debris will only be picked up on
October 15th, 16th and 17th, 1997, no excep-
Commissioner Billy E. Traylor, District II
2tc, 10/2& 9197
We Offer More Than Just
We keep track of
your special |
of a foul- "
up. And [
you can al- t
ways call us to
you need. But the most tic
important thing we can goo(
provide to you is person- mon
alized attention. Since mon
we're familiar with
your history, our
So let us fill
ons, and help you feel
d about getting your
ley's worth and
Two Pharmacists and Two Pharmacy U"
Technicians to serve you promptly. -AM
Saveway Center Phone 227-1224
Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Butler
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BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Pneumovax (Pneumonia Shots) Also Available
Covered by Medicare
No Appointment Necessary
201 8th Street Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone (850) 229-8221
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1997 PAGE 5A
City Receives Grant to Restore Maddox House -
I / *. Jtve-s: *
Rep. Jamey Westbrook (D-
Bascom) announced Thursday,
October 2 that the City of Port St.
Joe had been awarded a $18,796
grant to acquire and restore the
Maddox House. Rep. Westbrook
recently delivered the first quar-
terly installment of $4,699.
"Port St. Joe has a rich his-
toric and cultural heritage that
sets it apart from other Gulf Coast
communities, said Rep. West-
brook. "The Maddox House is an
important piece of that heritage
that needs to be preserved for
future generations to enjoy. This
grant will help city officials and
volunteers accomplish that task."
The property is a 1937 frame
house on the site of the St.
Joseph Dock and Railway
Terminal. It was purchased in
1909 by Fred Maddox who
Gospel Sing to Benefit Allen Pitts
Everyone is invited to a spe-
cial benefit gospel sing on
Saturday, October 11. The sing
will be at the Blountstown High
School Auditorium beginning at 6
p.m. and going until. There will be
featured groups from Blounts-
town, Bristol, Panama City,
Crestview, Ponce De Leon and
This sing is being sponsored
by the Men's Fellowship of Abe
Having Yard Sale
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens, along with the help of
the Interagency Council, will be
holding a yard sale on October
11th from 8 a.m.until 12 noon at
the Centennial Building. All pro-
ceeds will be used to help pay for
meals and transportation expens-
There will be someone avail--
able from 1 to 4 p.m. on October
9th and 10th (today and tomor-
row) to accept donations. Some of
the items accepted will be stuffed
animals, dolls, chairs, pictures,
golf clubs, glassware, furniture,
household items, and much more.
The sale will be held inside for
your convenience. Hot dogs and
soft drinks will be sold to the pub-
lic during the morning; coffee and
doughnuts will be offered in the
early morning hours.
Cookbook On Sale
The Port St Joe Garden Club
has published a cookbook
(recipes from the members). They
are now on sale from any club
member for only $10.00. The
books promise to make a great
Christmas gift for a friend or loved
The proceeds from the 'cook-
books will help to defray the cost
of the upkeep of the club's build-
ing and the beautification of the
grounds on Eighth Street. 1
Springs Baptist Church in order
to help their pastor, Allen Pitts,
and his wife, Betty.
After 17 years of dedicated
service to many customers and
St. Joseph Telephone Company,
Pastor Pitts was terminated,
along with others, without notice
on August 15 and has been
unable to find work in his field.
Pastor Pitts and his wife have
lived in Blourtstown all of their
lives and have always strived to
help others in times of need. Let's
come together and show Christian
love by supporting them at this
Admission to the sing will be
free, but a love offering will, be
PC Woman Seriously
Injured in Accident
at St. Joe Beach Sun.
Julie Unger, 44, of Panama
City, was seriously injured
Sunday evening, October 5th
when the bicycle she was riding
was struck by an automobile on
Highway 98 at St. Joe Beach, just
west of the Gulf Sands
William Terrance, Jr., 68, of
St. Joe Beach, was driving a 1986
Oldsmobile traveling west on
Highway 98 at approximately
7:40 p.m. (dusk) according to the
Florida Highway Patrol accident
report. Unger also was traveling
The report indicated the bike
had no reflectors or lights, and
Terrance failed to see her, result-
ing in the collision.
Unger was wearing a helmet
at the time of the accident. She
was transferred to Bay Medical
Center for treatment of her
Cpl. D. L. Upchurch investi-
gated the accident. The report
stated no charges had been filed
in connection with the accident.
these another models at:
1976 Highway 98 Port St. Joe
'96 Dodge Caravan
^ 4 Door, auto, 18,036 miles
Program Remainder of Warranty
'96 Geo Tracker
100 miles, 5 speed, 2 wheel drive
Remainder of Warranty
\'94 Toyota Corolla
4 door, auto, 1 owner, pw, pl, nice
I IBily Crr's
accepted with all proceeds going
to the Pitts' to help them in this
time. Also, refreshments will be
made available by the Ladies
Auxiliary of the Abe Springs
If you need more information,
please call Brother Elton
McDaniel at (850) 674-4628.
Apalachicola Chapter #826,
United Daughters of the
Confederacy met at the Driftwood
Inn in Mexico Beach on
After calling the meeting to
order, Mrs. William Strang (presi-
dent) led the ritual, pledge and
flag salutes. Mrs. William Dye
offered the invocation.
The program featured U.D.C.
business and poems written by
Mrs. Charles Clardy.
New business discussed
included the membership tea, to
be held at the home of Mrs.
Strang on the 9th of December
from 3 to 5 p.m.
Other members present were
Mrs. J. T. Heathcock, Mrs. Lamar
Faison, Mrs. Charles Brown, Mrs.
Gerald Stokoe and Mrs. W. T.
Weathington. Visitors attending
were Mrs. James McInnis,
William Strang, William Dye and
W. T. Weathington.
After the meeting was
adjourned, the members had an
enjoyable lunch together.
resided on the site until 1977.
The house was built from sal-
vaged materials from previous
houses and a barn.
Once repair work on the
Take Field Trip
On Thursday, September 25,
local garden clubbers Daisy
Johnson, Elsie Griffin, Rena Huie,
Mary Belin, Era Daniell, Bunny
Miller, Betty Lewis, Barbara
Wood, Sally Gaindus, Jean
McClamma, and Grace
McFarland spent the day in
Apalachicola and the surrounding
Their first stop was to visit
with Ethel Bridges and to see her
yard and flowers. Next stop was
the Apalach Bay nursery, then on
to the Flower Patch Florist &
Nursery. They then stopped for a
delicious lunch and socializing at
Dolores'. The ladies' next stop was
Pat's Garden Center in Eastpoint.
Since the group was so close
to St. George Island and many
had never seen it, they decided to
go. On the way back, they again
stopped at Dolores' for her home-
made pastries, then headed back
to Port St. Joe. A great time was
had by all that attended.
structure is completed, the house
will be used as an office for the
Port St. Joe/Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce and a
meeting facility. The surrounding
area will be used as a park and
Funded by the Florida
Legislature, the grant is adminis-
tered by Secretary of State Sandra
Certification (only) for
Wewahitchka commodity recipi-
ents will take place on
Wednesday, October 15 from
. 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., CT, at the Old
Courthouse. Those in Wewahitch-
ka whose cards have expired
should bring the necessary
papers on that day to recertify.
The commodity office at the
SGulf County Courthouse in Port
St. Joe is open Monday through
Friday (except holidays) from 9:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to
5:00 p.m. (ET) for certification.
Please note that the next
commodity distribution will be in
November. For further informa-
tion feel free to call 229-9112,
639-5068, or 639-5069.
Panhandle Piecemaker Gulf Republicans
Quilt7Club Happening The Republican Party of Gulf
Qult Club H happening County will hold a business meet-
'-, M n7 ay, I...Ao 1 meIN
The .Piecemakers will meet
Thursday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m.
at St. James' Episcopal Church
on 22nd Street. Guest quilters
and "wanna-be quilters" are wel-
come to attend.
Peggy Stevens will present the
program on "String Piecing". Light
refreshments will be served.
"Sit 'n stitch" will be held the
same time and place on
Thursday, October 23.
ing Monaay, October 13. The
meeting will be held at the Gulf
County Public Library at 7:30
R. Joy Raponi
Care Center Has A
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
has announced that their local
nursing home has a niew adminis-
trator, R. Joy Raponi. She comes
to the local facility with 20 years
of experience in the healthcare
Ms. Raponi was administrator
of the facility that received the
first superior rating in Florida,
and she has managed facilities in
Panama' City, Tampa, St.
Petersburg and Franklin County.
She is a member of the Regional
Chamber of Commerce, the
Florida Healthcare Association
and numerous others, She is cur-
rently the chairwoman for sympo-
siums and programs addressing
geriatric issues, and resides in
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Fresh Squash ........... ..... Ilb. 39
S Sweet Potatoes ................lb. 39.
Turnips & Mustard ... .. .. bunch $1.49
Collard Greens ...... bunch $1.60
Big Selection of Pumpkins
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World House of Lloyd
639-2679, call until 2 p.m.
$50 worth of FREE merchandise for
hosting party in your home.
INITIAL CONSULTATION FREE
Law offices of:
1004 Jenks Avenue
Davenport, James and Cothran
(850) 785-6187 Panama City
Unite to Help
The senior citizen pictured
above, Ruth Beverly, is standing
on her new wheelchair ramp. She
was in need of this ramp in order
to enter and leave her home safe-
This project was coordinated
by the Gulf County Senior
Citizens, Family and Children
Services, George Duren (owner of
Piggly Wiggly); funded by the
Christian Community Develop-
ment Fund; and built by Windolf
This is the beginning of a
series of chore projects to be
accomplished by the Kiwanis
Club. Thanks to all who made this
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Violet Gaskin Graddy
Fish Fry To Benefit March of Dimes
Charles A. Osborne, 64, of
Port St. Joe, died Tuesday,
September 30 at his residence.
Born in Apalachicola, he was
reared and educated in the Holy
Family Catholic Church at a
young age and later graduated
from Quinn High School.,
After graduation, Charles was
admitted to Florida A & M
University and received his degree
prior to being commissioned in
the U.S. Army as a Second
Lieutenant where he served as an
Infantry Platoon Leader in the
Republic of Korea from 1955 to
After Charles' tour with the
military, he returned to the
Apalachicola/Port St. Joe area
and taught with the Gulf County
School System for 39 years until
his retirement in 1996.
Mr. Osborne was a member of
the Panhandle Area Educational
Cooperative, the Gulf County
Teachers Association and the
National Association of Science
Teachers; a.' 1995 winner of the'
SouthTrust Golden Apple Award
and in 1996 he was chosen Gulf
County's District Teacher of the
He had a deep and abiding
love for, and served as a positive
role, model .for his students.
Among his 'many accomplish-,
:ments was the development of a
top notch science laboratory. He
also secured a weather satellite
grant and served on numerous
state science committees. Charles
A. Osborne was indeed a valuable
asset to the teaching profession.
S Charles was, preceded in
death by' his father,' Leon A.
,Osborne and his sister, Elizabeth
,Ann Osborne. He 'is survived by
his loving and devoted wife of 38
years, Ometa H. Osborne; two
,'sons, 1SG Stephen (Derial)
Osborne ofFort Rucker, Alabama,
,and Willie (Gwen) Clark of
Tallahassee; four, -daughters,
Karla Osborne, Kimberly (Curtis)
SBeard ,aid,. Wendy : (Antonio)
Jones,-all of Port. St. Joe, and
y Willie Mary Clark of Apalachicola;
his loving mother, Anna -Mary
Osborne; four sisters. Leontine
Ross, Willie Mary 'Stephens.
Annette Fagan and Grace O'Neal,.
all of Apalachicola; II grandchil-.
-dren.., Stephen "Atrial" Osborne.
Terrance "T.C." Woullard,
Travarous "Jak" Riley, Channing
.Lei, Curtis Ramon and Krystal
.Gayla Beard, Alexis -Bianca"
Jones, .Uile-"Yogi" and Kimberly
Clark. Clarence Deon and
:Clarence Devon Williams; one
great-grandchild. Maryv Dionna
Williams; a special mother to his
"children. Lucille Fleming; special
;:'friends and fishing buddies,
',Bernard Wilson, Carl White, Tony
Gordon, David Smith, CDR. David
Humphries and Jim Phillips, the
teachers and staff of Port St Joe
High School, and a host of nieces,
nephews and friends.
Funeral rites were held
Saturday, October 4 at 10:00 a.m.
(ET) at St. Patrick's Catholic
Church in Apalachicola, conduct-
ed by Father Thom Crandall and
Father Roger Latosynski.
Interment followed in Magnolia
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.
Hosie Owens, 81, of Port St.
Joe, passed away Wednesday
afternoon, October 1, following an
A native of Black, Alabama,
he lived most of his life in Chipley
and has been a resident of Port
St. Joe since 1949. He served in
the Army during WWII, was a
member of the First Baptist
Church, and was a member of the
Port St Joe Lodge 111, F&AM for
Survivors Include his wife,
Opal Owens of Port St. Joe; a son,
Kevin Owens of Atlanta, two
grandchildren, Claire and Emily
Owens of Fairhope, Alabama; and
a half-sister, Essie Spikes of
Graveside funeral services
were held at 10:00 a.m., ET,
Friday, October 3 at Holly Hill
Cemetery, conducted by Buddy
Caswell, with Masonic rites.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St Joe.
Jimmy E. Gilbert
Jimmy E. Gilbert, 54, of
Overstreet, passed away
Wednesday, October 1 at his
home.-A native of Cottondale, he
was a 1962 graduate of Bay High
School and had lived in Gulf
County for the past 27 years. He
was employed at Premier
Survivors include his' wife.'
Lillie Mae Gilbert of Overstreet;
two sons, Jerry' Gilbert of
Overstreet and Gary Gilbert of
Panama City: a sister, Lucy
Cutchin of Wewahitchka; three
brothers, Willie Gilbert of
Oklahoma, Walter Gilbert of Fort
McCoy,. and Tommy Gilbert of
Sierra Vista'. Arizona.
The funeral senice iias-'hld
at 12:00 ET Friday. October '3
from the graveside at Pleasant
Rest Cemetery in Overstreet. con-
ducted by Rev. Greg Rhinehart.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.
Captain Jerry Combs and
John Sims, both of Mexico
Beach, captured top honors in
the 23rd Annual Treasure Island
King, Mackerel Tournament on
September 27 and 28th in
Panama City Beach. The 23-foot
Shangrola is the boat that led the
men to first place victory on
Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday, the duo
brought in four king mackerel
weighing a total of 100.9 pounds.
On Sunday, Combs and Sims
brought in four kings that
weighed 87 pounds.
Congratulations to Captain
Jerry Combs and John Sims for
catching trophy king mackerel
and capturing first place both
It is impossible to put into
words our thoughts of gratitude
for the many expressions of love
and sympathy throughout these
past few Weeks.
Little did we realize when you
shared in the\joyous 100th birth-
day celebration for our loved one
that you would share in our time
of so great a loss so soon.
Our sincere thanks and
appreciation extend well beyond
our family, friends and church.
The entire community will be
remembered, with warmth and
affection, for acts of kindness too
numerous to mention.,..,
Please --accept ouri undying'
,gratitude for your loveand at ten-,
Lion toward both "Mama Lola" and
"Diddy" during their lifetimes.
This truly ends an era.
God bless each of you. The,
family is eternally grateful.
The Family of
Cecil G. Costin. Sr.
rd Annual __
October 4th thru Oct. 26th
75 prnz e
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Free Gift with Entry
Stop by or Call
The Gulf County Sheriffs
Department will be hosting a fish
fry to benefit the March of Dimes
WalkAmerica on October 10 at
Frank Pate/First Union Bank
Park from 4 to 6 p.m. Walk spon-
sors and Arizona Chemical will
also be participating.
Everyone is encouraged to
stop by the park after the home-
coming parade and get a delicious
dinner of fish, cole slaw, baked
beans, cheese grits and a soda for
The mission of the March of
Dimes is to improve the health of
babies by preventing birth defects
and infant mortality. March of
Dimes volunteers advocate in the
legislature for policies that have a
positive impact on the health of
mothers and babies.
Their efforts have led to the
approval of ground-breaking reg-
ulations to fortify enriched grain
products with folic acid, a B vita-
min that helps prevent certain
WalkAmerica, which will fall
on Saturday, October 18 is spon-
sored by 360 Communications,
St. Joseph Telecommunications,
Hambrick Construction, First
Union National Bank and,
Apalachicola Northern Railroad.
Envelopes and posters can be
picked up at First Union and 360*.
For more information about
the fish fry or the walk, please call
the March of Dimes office at (850)
We want to thank everyone,
for their many acts of kindness at
the death of our loved one.
Thanks to all for the calls,.
cards, visits, prayers, and food.,
They were a comfort in our time;
The family of Jimmy Gilbert:
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1997 PAGE 7A
Gators Earn Fourth Quarter 34-29 Win
The Wewahitchka Gators held
off Cottondale's late fourth quar-
ter comeback Friday night to
improve their record to 3-2 on the
Cottondale took the opening
kick-off and drove 80 yards on 13
plays, eating up 6:50 off the clock
to take an early 7-0 lead.
The Gators answered on their
first possession, driving the ball
56 yards on eight plays. Billy
Parker capped off the drive with a
22 yard touchdown run, and tied
the game at 7-7 with Bernard
Vann's extra point.
The Gators' next touchdown
came after Michael Price recov-
ered a fumble on Cottondale's
nine yard line with 9:59 left in the
first half. Wewa scored in two
plays after Ike Mincy rushed for
six yards, then three yards for a
touchdown. The Gators missed
the extra point attempt, but led
13-7 with 9:16 left in the first
The Gators got the ball back
at their own 24 yard line with
5:23 left in the second quarter
after forcing Cottondale to punt.
Wewa marched 76 yards down the
field in four plays for a touch-
down, and converted for two
points on Champ Traylor's pass
to Ike Mincy for a 21-7 lead with
4:12 left in the first half.
During this drive, Traylor had
a 24 yard run, Mincy had 30
yards on two carries and Parker
had a 22 yard touchdown run.
a touchdown. After a successful
two point conversion, the Hornets
trailed 28-21 with :10 left in the
The Gators bounced back
with a 12 play, 61 yard drive. Ike
Mincy had seven carries for 47
yards with -an eight yard touch-
down, and Billy Parker had three
carries for 17 yards on this drive.
Wewa missed the extra point, but
led 34-21 with 7:25 left in the
Cottondale returned the kick-
off 31 yards to give the Hornets
great field position. The Hornets
scored after a six play 59 yard
drive and trailed 34-29 after con-
verting for two points with 4:24
left in the game. Cottondale got
the ball back with :01 left on the
clock, and the Gators' Champ
Traylor intercepted the "Hail,
Mary" pass to end the game.
Ike Mincy led all rushers with
150 yards on 21 carries and four
touchdowns. Billy Parker had 119
yards on 11 carries and one
touchdown, and Champ Traylor
had 34 yards on six carries.
Quarterback Champ Traylor.
Ike Mincy (#35) reeled off 150 yards on 21 carries in the Gators' 34-29 victory Friday.
The Gators fumbled the open-
ing kick-off of the second half and
Cottondale recovered the ball on
Wewa's 42 yard line. The Hornets
drove 58 yards in 10 plays for a
touchdown, but missed the extra
point, narrowing the Gators' lead
to 2.1-13 with 8:09 left in the third
Wewa started on their own 39
yard line after a five yard return
by Chris White. The Gators scored
Seminole Club Tailgate Party
The Gulf Coast Seminole
Club will hold its first ever tail-
gate party, when the 'Noles host
Georgia Tech on October 18th at
Silver Chief Parking Lot #5
(across from girls softball field-
toward Jackson Bluff on Stadium
Drive under the pine,trees). Look
ror the Gulf Coast Seminole ban-
Food is Ifl the plans. (Bring
your own or some to share.)
There will be great times and fel-
lowship for sure when this group
gets together. The rambling wreck
from Georgia Tech will be no
pushover in a much improved
ACC. Quarterback Thad Busby
will be the key to another Semi-
nole victory, along with Peter
(Heisman) Warwick and a stellar
For more information on the
tailgate part or how to join the
Gulf: zaist Seminole-CJub,. con-
tact Kenny Wood. president, at
647-8384, or Ralph Rish at 227-
SA meeting will be held at
THE BOARD OF CITY COMMISSIONERS WILL
HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING. TUESDAY. OCTO-
BER 14. 1997. AT 5:00 P.M.. IN THE COM-
MISSION CHAMBER. TO GIVE THE CITIZEN-
RY AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME
ACQUAINTED WITH THE PROPOSED MARINA
PROJECT AND FOR COMMENTS ON SUCH
ITEMS AS ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL
IMPACTS. SERVICE AREA. ALTERNATIVES
TO THE MARINA PROJECT AND OTHER MAT-
,TERS OF CONCERN.
|All persons are Invited to attend these meet-
ings. Any person who decides to appeal any
decision made by the Commission with
respect to any matter considered at said
meeting will need a record of the proceed-
logs, and for such purpose may need .to
ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made. which record Includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based. The Board of City
Commission of the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida will not provide a verbatim record of
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. persons need-
ing special accommcdatiorns t. participate in this
proceeding should contact Pauline Pendarvia. City
'Clerk. City Hall Telephone No. 904/229-8261.
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
Johnny D. Linton
Itc, October 9, 1997. .
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
F) FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 97-57 CP
IN RE: The Estate of
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ESTATE:
The domilcilary administration of the estate
of FREDERICK SHECTER, deceased, Case No. 97-
57, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which Is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 5th Street, Port St
Joe, Florida, 32456. The name and address of .the
domiciliary personal representative and that per-
sonal representative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served with-
in three months after the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE, LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
,PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THE NOTICE ON THEM.
s All other creditors of the decedent and per-
,.sons having claims or demands against the estate
of the decedent must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is October 9, 1997.
/s/ PATRICIA A. DAVIS SHECTER.
.DOMICILIARY PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
/s/ ALICIA C. JONES
RISH, GIBSON & JONES, P.A.
206 E. FOURTH STREET
P. 0. BOX 39
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
FL BAR NO. 0048674
) *" 2tc, October 9 and 16, 1997.
JCAHO PUBLIC NOTICE
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of
noon on Monday, October 13th,
at Julie's- Restaurant in Port St.
Joe to finalize the tailgate party
This Week's Area
For Sept. 30th to Oct. 6th
The kings have started to
gather up for their fall feeding in
preparation for their migration
south. They are larger than usual
and there are some real smokers
in the buoy line, by the ship's
docks, and on the car body reef.
There are also plenty of large
Spanish in the bay and on the
Offshore fishing just gets bet-
ter as the water temperature falls
a little. "Gobd Fishing".
Capt. Chuck Guilfordt & Capt
Danny Tankersley Charisma
Healthcare Organizations will conduct an accred-
tation survey of this organtzsUon, Columbia
Homecare, on November 13-15, 1997. The purpose
of the survey will be to evaluate the organization's
compliance with nationally established Joint
Commission standards The survey results will be
used to determine whether. and the condiluons
under which accreditation should be awarded -the
Joint Commission standards deal with orga-
nizational quality of care issues and the safety of
,the emlronment in whichh care is provided Ar,.nre
believing that he or she has pertinent and wvaid
Informauorn about such matters may request a
public Inlormatlon interview with the Joint.
Coummlssion's field representauses at the time of
the survey. Information presented at the Interview
will be carefully evaluated for relevance to the'
accreditation process. Requests for a public infor-
mation Intenlew must be made in writing and
. should be sent to the Joint Commission no later
than lthe working days before the survey begins.,
The request must also indicate the nature of the
Information to be provided at the interview. Such
request should be addressed to:
Division of Accreditation Operations
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
The Joint Commission will acknowledge
such requests In writing or by telephone and will
inform the organlzarlon so the request Ior an inrer.
view. The orgar t iontion will, in turn. nicy 'the
interniewee of the date time, and place of the meet-
This notice is posted in accordance with the
Joint Commission's requirements and may not be
removed before the survey is completed.
Itc, October 9, 1997. ,
-"Earnest-Morris (shown in the
Photo above) carefully dis-
plays his "catch of the day"
while fishing 33 miles out in
the Gulf of Mexico, off Cape
San Bias, on October 1st.
"Lobzilla" was pulled from
within 145' of water depth.
PSJ Dixie Youth
Be Held Monday
The annual end of the year
meeting and election of officers for
the upcoming season for the Port
St. Joe Dixie Youth/Boys Baseball
League will be held Monday,
October 13. This important gath-
ering will begin at 7:00 p.m., ET,
in the meeting room of the Port St.
Joe Fire Station.
For those new to the area, the
league .involves structured T-Ball,
Coach Pitch, Minor League (pitch-
ing machine), Major League and
Dixie Boys (youth pitch) teams for
boys and girls from ages five
All parents, coaches and
other Interested persons should
attend and let your voice be heard
concerning the management and
direction of the state's oldest little
league for the 1998 season.
in five plays, driving 61 yards. Ike
Mincy capped off the drive with a
20 yard touchdown and Bernard
Vann's extra point was good to
give Wewa a 28-13 lead with 6:46
left in the third quarter. :
Wewahitchka turned the ball
over on their next three posses-
sions. After recovering a fumble
on their own 48 yard, Cottondale
drove 48 yards in seven plays for
The Port St. Joe Middle
School Athletic Boosters will hold
their next meeting on Tuesday,
October 14th,, beginning at 6 p.m.
at the school. The exact location
of the gathering will be posted at
the entrance to the school.
All parents of seventh and
eighth grade boys and girls who,
are now or will participate in foot-
ball, cross country, volleyball,
track, basketball, softball, base-
ball or cheerleading are urged to
get involved with this support
completed five of 13 passes for 72
yards and had three intercep-
tions. Bunk Hysmith had four
catches for 67 yards and Tripp
Atchison had one reception for
Bernard Vann led the defense
with 13 tackles. Shawn Voyles
and Bunk Hysmith each had nine
tackles, while Chris White and Ike
Mincy each had eight tackles.
This Week's Action
This Friday Wewahitchka's
Gators take to the road to face
district rival Apalachicola Sharks.
Game time is set for 6:30 p.m.,
Score by Quarters:
Wewahitchka 7 14 7 6 34
Cottondale 7 0 14 8 29
From P'cola to Oxford, on to St.
Joe, after "40" years, you're still a
show!! The age of perfection has
not reached you yet. Even at
you're not a
.." fBarney, Katee,
.- "Little Bit", not
much "Bigger Bit"
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY,.
OCTOBER 17 and 18
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vehicles purchased in this sale to
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PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1997
Sharks Out-Rushed By Tigers
Host #1 2A North Florida Christian
Port St. Joe's.Sharks seemed
to have everything in control as
they faced off against the:
Blountstown Tigers in one of their'
longest running football rivalries.
Leading 13-0 with under five
minutes remaining in the half.
who would have thought)
Blountstown's running, game,'
which produced 275 yards on 75'
rushes, would dominate not only
the clock, but produce three
unanswered touchdowns, also to
snatch away a 21 -13 win.
The Tigers exhibited the
strength of their rushing offense
on their first possession of the
game. They drove to the Shark 10
yard line where a big fourth down
'play by Kyle Adkison and Davin
Baxter gave the Sharks the ball at
their own 14 yard line.
A ten play drive-highlighted
by a 19 yard run by running back
Tyson Pittman, a 28 yard pass
completion to the Tiger 12 yard
line to Rod Chambers from quar-
terback Jarred Patterson, and a
12 yard touchdown off a fade pat-
tern to James Daniels-gave the,
Sharks a 7-0 lead with 1:01
remaining in the first quarter.
Wayne Summers' point after kick
Early in the second quarter,
St. Joe turned a Tiger punt into
six more points after a razzle daz-
zle punt return. James Daniels
received the punt and handed It
off to Wayne Summers, on a
reverse, who raced 88 yards for
the score. The Sharks led 13-0
with 9:43 remaining in the second
From that point, ,the Tigers'
running game provided seven
points to end the first half of play,
'added another touchdown mid-
way through the third quarter,
, then took advantage of a Shark
. turnover on a punt attempt, to
take a 21-13 lead with 4:56
remaining in the game. :
It looked as though the
Sharks would get back in the
game on their ensuing possession
after Jim Faison returned a short
kick-off to the Tiger 39 yard line.
Consecutive passes from
Patterson to Pittman accounted
for 11' and 34, yards to give the
Sharks a first-and-tei on the 16
But, hope turned to tragedy
when Shark receiver James
Daniels slipped down on a
Patterson pass attempt, allowing
Blountstown's defender to inter-
cppt a possible touchdown pass
uncontended and return it to 'the
six yard line.
Kyle Adklson led all tackles
with 23. Jason Brant added 16;
Jermaine Peterson, 12; George
Foxworth, 11; and Jim Faison,
10. Tyson Pittman had four tack-
les for a loss and caused a fum-
ble, while Jim Faison recovered a
fumble and had three tackles for
a loss. .
For Homecoming This Friday Night
PSJ's Purple Pack Wins
Its Division at Newberry
Coach Vernon Eppinette
Eppinette Recognized With
State and National Awards
Port St. Joe High School boys'
basketball coach, Vernon Eppi-
nette was honored this past week
with one national and two state
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
2251 W. 23rd St.
PANAMA CITY, FL 32405
The National Federation
Interscholastic Coaches Associa-
tion (NFICA) honored Coach
Eppinette with the Section Three
"Coach of the Year" award.
Section Three consists of nine
Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama,
North Carolina, South Carolina,
Arkansas and Louislana.
For Coach Eppinette, this is
the second time in three years
-that he has received this award.
He has a career record of 450-191
with five State Championships,
seven "Final Four" appearances,
16 "Sweet Sixteen" appearances.
and has won Florida "Coach of the
Year" four times.
Coach Eppinette also received
two awards from the Florida
Athletic Coaches Association. The
first, the "Florida Membership
Award" is based on his 13 years
as a state track chairman, three
terms on the Board of Directors,
eight years on the State
Basketball Committee, three
years on the Cross Country
Committee, seven-time state clin-
ic speaker, and coaching both an
All-Star team from the North and
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'Last Saturday, the boys cross
country team competed in the
Newberry Invitational at Santa Fe
Community College in Gaines-
ville. A massive 174 runners from
24 schools took part in the three
Placing first overall was Le-
canto High School with 53 points,.
Placing:first in the 2A-3A division
and fourth overall with. 116
points was Port St. Joe Purple
Placing first in the individual
competition was Corey Issac of
Lecanto with a time of 15:58.
Finishing first for the Sharks,
and 15th overall with a time of
16:57, was Kelon McNair. Other
members of the team who com-
peted in the meet were: Rod Giv-
ens, 18th (16:59); Chad Thomp:
son, 21st (17:08); Jeff Schwel-
kert, 26th (17:16); Robbie Dixson,
43rd (17:50); Mike Kennedy, 86th
(19:01); and Jason Holmes, 109th
Adam White placed 32nd in
the junior varsity race. ,
"We really had a great meet!
Rod, Chad, Jeff, and Adam all re-
corded new personal bests. Our
.team time .of 86:10 was a sea-
son's best and we had five run-
ners under 18 minutes for the
first time this season." comment-
ed Coach Scott Gowan.
Middle School Division
Last Wednesday. the boys,
middle school team competed In a
dual meet against Apalachlcola at
Box R Ranch. Eleven runners
took part In the two mile race.
In what was a very exciting
race, Port St. Joe defeated.Apa-
lachicola by a single point. 27-28.
In the individual competition,
John Watkins placed first overall,
The second award was the
"Service Award". This award is for
his 20 years as a head basketball
"Winning the Florida
Sportsmanship Award four years
in a row means more to me than
all of the other awards and state
championships we have accom-
plished here at Port St. Joe High
School," Eppinette commented as
he reflected on the accolades
bestowed upon him by the associ-
with a time of 12:08. Also run-.
ning was Chris Hendricks, 3rd
(13:22); Joey Peters, 6th (14:00);
Dusty Crews, 8th (14:53); .-Rlcky
Farmer, 9th (15:33); and Troy De-,
voy, 11th (16:54).
The varsity and middle school
teams will compete in the Maclay
Invitational in, Tallahassee on
Saturday. The middle school
team 'will also compete against
Apalachicola' on- Wednesday at
Box R Ranch.
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two pistol matches, a.'.22 RF
bullseye and a hunter metallic sil-
houette match, on Saturday
morning, October 11 th. Registra-
tion and set up will start at 8:30
and the bullseye match will start
The'match is restricted to .22
RF handguns and consists of 90
shots fired at bullseye 'targets
placed 25 yards from the firing
line. The match is divided into
three stages of firing-slow fire,
timed fire, and rapid fire, with 30
shots fired in each stage.
After the completion of the
bullseye match, the metallic sil-
houette match will be shot. This
Match consists: of four shots and
any handgun caliber may be used
that does not damage 'the metal
targets. The match .uses four
- groups of metal 'targets placed at
40, 50. 75 and 100 yards from the
firing line. Ten shots will be fired
at each group of targets.
All handgun shooters are
invited to 'participate in these
matches. Trophies will be award-
ed in both matches.
The club held a hi-power
metallic silhouette match last
Saturday. Houston Whitfield and
Mark Lyle were tied at the end of
the match and a shoot-off was
used to determine the winner.
Houston won the shoot-off to take
first place; Mark was second and
Roger Brown came in third. -
This match consists of only
20 targets and can be shot with
the majority of the hunting rifles
in use. All the participants are
looking forward to next month's
match. Call 229-8421 for infor-
mation about the shooting activi-
ties of the club.
Wayne Summers (#7) goes 88 yardsto score on this punt return.
Wayne Summers (#7) goes 88 yards to score on this punt return.
Pittman led all rushers with
nine carries for 68 yards. Faison
had 20 yards on six carries.
Summers recorded 88 yards oh
one punt return.
Daniels had four pass recep-
tions for 51 yards and one touch-
down. Pittman caught two passes
for 45 yards; Rod Chambers
caught one for 28 yards: and
Summers, two for four yards.
Quarterback Jarred Patter-
son completed eight of 17 passes
for 122 yards with two intercep-
This Week's Action
The Sharks will' host North
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Florida Christian in Shark
Stadium Friday night as they cel-
:ebrate Homecoming 1997. Kick-
off is set for 7:30 p.m.. ET. '
Score by Quarters:
Port St. Joe 7 6 0 0 13
Blountstown 0 7 7 7 21
First Downs 10
Passing Yards 122
Total Yards 212
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY., OCTOBER 9, 1997 PAGE iB
Speaks to a Gathering of Republicans
Telling of His Philosophy of School Needs
Frank Brogan, Florida's Com-
missioner of Education, held an
audience of about 75 people in
the palm of his hand for a full
hour and 20 minutes Monday
night, as he put in an appearance
here in Port St. Joe, in the Cen-
Addressing primarily Gulf
County Republicans, Brogan got
down to "shucking the corn" as
he discussed the state's needs in
its school system. Brogan said
neither he nor anyone else had all
the answers, but he was con-
vinced-and set about convincing
his audience-that the way the
state has handled education in
the past few years, isn't the an-
"WHAT we're teaching our
students should not change,"
Brogan declared. "How we pack-
age those subjects and what we
"Business Plan Development
For Small Business"
Gulf Coast Community
College's Small Business
Development Center will offer a
series of business seminars for
people who want to start 'or
already own a business.
"Business Plan Development"
will be offered in two parts. Part I
will be held, on Tuesday, 'October
14th and Part II will be held on
Thursday, October 16th. Both
classes will be held from 6:30 to
9:30 p.m. at GCCC's ,Lifelong
Learning Ceriter in Room 246.
The fee for both sessions is $30.
A business plan is a
"roadmap to success." It outlines
how the business will be run and
how the owners intend for it to
grow. Anpne planning to borrow
- money to start or expand will
need a business plan that show
how the funds will be repaid. This
class will show attendees how to
"Home-Based Business and
There are over 21 million
home-based businesses in the
United States. Too often, careful
planning and business focus are
overlooked' when you work at
home. Learn the do's and don't
of -running a business from your
home: tax implications, licensing
and zoning requirements, time
management and marketing your
GCCC and the SBDC will
offer a seminar on "Home-Based
Business and Technology" on
Wednesday, October 15 from 1:30
to6, 4:30 p.m. at the Small
Business Incubator in Lyrin
Haven. A $15.00 registration fee
will be charged for the seminar.
"Sales and Marketing"
GCCC's SBDC. and the Bay
County Small Business Incubator
will offer a seminar on "Sales and
Marketing" on Thursday, October
16 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the
Small Business Incubator in
Lynn Haven. A $15.00 registra-
tion fee will be charged for the
The seminar will cover cus-
tomer identification; how to reach
the customer via direct mail; tele-
marketing; electronic marketing,
etc. It will also cover customer
service, public relations and paid
media electronics and print.
Advance registration is
required and payment may be
made at the Small Business
Incubator, located at 2500
Minnesota Avenue in Lynn haven.
For additional information, call
the Incubator at (850) 271-1108,
or (800) 542-SBDC from outside
For a completed listing of
SBDC seminars and services,
check out the new website at:
Office Is Closed
The Gulf County Veterans'
Service Office will remain closed
through Friday, October 10th as
Service Officer Bo Williams is
attending the annual training
conference during this period.
,: Those needing assistance
from the Department of Veterans
Affairs may call 1-800-827-1000.
require of our students, SHOULD
continue to change."
"If we're going to have a popu-
lation in Florida, this generation,
capable of' functioning in every
area of work, we've got to instill
Declares, "Schools don't
come in 'one size fits all'
and must be governed by
local leadership to provide
an ability to read, write and cal-
culate in our present generation,
whatever else we might do for
them," he said.
'Times are changing and we
must change with, or ahead, of
them. Our system is too rigid, in-
flexible," he commented.
DOING GREAT THINGS
"Don't misunderstand. me.
Education is doing some great
things all over the state, but we're
going to have to do a better job of
keeping up with progress," the
Brogan said the school sys-
tem is going to have. to. set, and
stick to, a set of high standards
for the students to adhere to; set
standards of child learning. "It is
oppressive, that two-thirds of the
kids couldn't.read, couldn't write,
couldn't calculate, in half the
schools in Florida three. years
ago. I'm happy to say that all but
20 schools now have become
quality schools this year; cutting
in half the number of sub-
standard; schools. turning out
sub-standard students," the
ON, THE POSITIVE SIDE
The, commissioner. said there
are also some positive.things hap-
pening in the- state of Florida in
"Charter schools are having a
positive effect on our education
system,"" he said. "Charter
schools have the mandate to be
successful and turn out a suc-
cessful product or they are elimi-
nated. Charter schools also erase
the old concept of 'district'
schools.. A student can attend
any charter school he wants, no
matter where his residence .s.
The student chooses the environ-
ment he wants to attend school
in and knows he must abide by
the rules or he is out," Brogan ex-
Things are improving in pub-
lic schools, also, according to the
speaker. Stricter discipline Is be-
ing introduced into the schools.
'We don't Just 'throw away' any
student. But we are implement-
ing alternative schools and pro-
grams to put Incorrigible stu-
dents in another setting, where
they are taught and the teacher is
boss," Brogan revealed.
"Schools don't come in 'one
size fits all', so we are asking the
legislature to restore our Improve-
ment fund to $660 million, where
it was in 1991. They have since
cut that figure to $330 million.
We want that fund to be spent
strictly for school plant and mate-
rials improvements, and we look
for it in the next session of the
legislature," Brogan said.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
In a question and answer ses-
sion which followed Brogan's ad-
dress, he said:
*Social promotion is, harmful
to students and he was confident.
new grade and graduation re-
quirements would eliminate the
*New testing now being used,
will pin-point sub-standard
schools turning out sub-standard
students so they can be correct-
*Grade requirements to grad-
uate are being increased. "Some
schools have them as low as a 1.5
average," he said.
*The most positive effect can
be had on local schools by utiliz-
ing local control rather than a
state-mandated rigid system.
Brogan's visit was sponsored
by the Gulf County Republican
As a prelude to Brogan's ad-
dress, Julia Six and:Angela Lucas
each sang a number and Koran
Peters played a drum sol.'
Rev. William Taylor. of Faith
Bible Church gave the invocation
and Loretta Costin led in, the
Pledge of Allegiance to the, Flag.
Brogan was introduced by-Jack-
lyn-4Travis, who chaired th."'4ea- -
:Education Commissioner Frank Brogan, second from left, is shown speaking with community
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PAGE 2B THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1997
LM IN UT ES of the ... Gulf County Commission
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 5, 1997
The Gulf County Board of Cot
Commissioners met this date in special
sion with the following members press
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr.
Commissioners Tommy Knox and Ware
Yeager, Jr. (Commissioners John Sta
Jr. and Billy E." Traylor were absent).
Others present were: County Atto'
Timothy McFarland, Deputy Clerk To
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Bu
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wlbb
Emergency Management/911 Coordin
Marshall Nelson, and Solid Waste Dire
The meeting was called to orde
S4:35 p.m., E.D.T. .
ST. JOE TELEPHONE COMPAf
Attorney McFarland read a proposed r
lution regarding the closing of the Oper
Services Office at the St. Joseph Telepi
and Telegraph Company. Commissi
Yeager motioned to adopt the following
solution in support of the Office remain
open, and Commissioner Knox second
the motion. .Upon discussion by the Ba
Charles Branch (employee of St. Jos
Telephone Compahy) thanked the Boar
their support. The motion then pa
RESOLUTION NO. 97-19
WHEREAS, the Florida Public Ser
Commission is charged with the respc
ability of protecting the consumers' ser
and the public's safety through their r
latory process with the Telecomm
cationss Companies in the State of Floi
I WHEREAS, an out-of-state corp
tion has purchased St. Joseph Telepi
and Telegraph Company, Gulf Cot
Telephone Company and Florala Teleph
Company. They have now petitioned
Public Service Commission for approve
consolidate these companies to form G
WHEREAS, St. Joe Telephone
announced plans to close their Oper
Services Office in Port St. Joe and coni
with another company to provide opera
services in an automated manner; and
WHEREAS, Port St. Joe is an un
area that for many, many years has 1
served well by St. Joe Telephone, provi
very personal service to all the citizen
Gulf County and surrounding areas
remove this valuable service provides
the operators,will terminate an impor
safety buffer we now have and pay for;
WHEREAS, Port St. Joe is an Isol
coastal community subject to severe hi
cane threat; the operators of Gulf Coi
have provided invaluable assistance to
citizens who have evacuated by kee
them informed of the storm's activities;
WHEREAS, Gulf County has sufi
severe economic hardships due to many
layoffs; our area cannot suffer more
losses; also, local jobs support our i
economy and also allow our citizens to
and work in Gulf County;,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT'
SOLVED that the Gulf .County Boar
County Commissioners, in special sess
duly assembled, this 5th day of Septeir
1997, hereby declares its support for
Operator Services Office In Port St.
Florida to remain open. (End)
uoThere being no further business,
upon motion b) Commissioner Yeager,
ond by Commissioner Knox, and un
mous vote (3-0), the meeting did t
adjourn at 4:43 p.m., E.D.T.
1: NATHAN PETERS. JR
BENNY C. LISTER
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 9, 1997
The Gulf County Board of Coi
Commissioners met this date in reg
session with the following members
sent: Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr.
Commissioners Tommy Knox, J
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and Warn
Others present were: County Atto:
Timothy McFarland, Deputy Clerk To
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Bu
Admintrarnve Assistant Debbe Wibb
Director Larrn Wells. Building lnsp(
Richard Combs. Emergency Managem
911 Crordinator Marshall Nelson, Cot
Engineer Phillip Jones, I
Superintendent Bob Lester, Solid W
Director Joe Danford, South Gulf Cot
E.M-.S. Director Shane McGuffin, Veter
Service Officer/S.H.I.P. Administrator
Williams, and Sheriffs Department Cap
The meeting was called -to, orde
6:00 p.m., E.D.T.
Administr.itor Wells opened the i
ing wirh prayer. and Chairman Peters
the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Commissi
Traylor motioned to approve the Con
Agenda and Supplemental Consent Age
and Commissioner Yeager seconded
motionii. Upon discussion about an ainve
ry request to remove,a trailer (Buildina
Improvements Inventory Item #18)
Board had previously abandoned,
Board agreed for Attorney McFarlani
assist the individual who removed the t
er in obtaining a title. The 'motion t
passed unanimously, as follows:
-July 21, 1997- Budget Meeting
-July 23, 1997 Budget Meeting
-July 31, 1997 Budget Meeting
-August 26, 1997 Public Hearin
-August 26, 1997 Regular Meeti
-Commodity Food Program (1997-
3) Grant Agreement
-Emergency Management (1997-9
4) Court Order
-Payment to Attorney J. Goi
Shiuler (Thompson* #96-162-C
$750.00 to be paid from PI
Defender: Conflict Professi
-Road Department (Junk #100-1
Spreader Box / #100-385 3/4
Dodge Truck / #100-362 R
-Agency for Health Care Admini
tion Medicaid (July, 1997 #97
$6,992.07 to be paid from Wel
-KMT, Inc. Highland View V
System Replacement (#4 $68,60
to be paid from HVWS C.D.
-Supervisor of Elections (Special I
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA:
-Buildings & Improvements (#
-Road Department (#100-37.
Snapper Mower* Junk)
-County Attorney Timothy McFarland
(August, 1997 $1,725.00 to be paid
from County Attorney: Professional
unty Services Billings)
ient: 3) S.H.I.P. Program
and -Annual Reports (1994-95, 1995-96,
n J. 1996-97)
iley, -Down Payment Assistance Rardin
mey -Down Payment Assistance -
wan Bartkowiak ($11,615.00)
Itletr RECEIVE PROPOSALS (#9697-
brg, 28)/ HAZARD MITIGATION SURVEY-
astor ING SERVICES-Pursuant to advertise-
ector ment to receive sealed proposals (#9697-28)
for surveying services for the T. S. Alberto
r at Hazard Mitigation grant program, the fol-
lowing companies presented proposals:
NT/ William M. Bishop Consulting Engineers,
IY- Inc.; S. M. Marley & Associates, Inc. ; and
reso- Baskerville-Donovan, Inc.
ator The Board tabled the bids for review
hone by the ranking committee (Chief
owner Administrator Butler, Emergency
res- Management Director Wells, and
ning Emergency Management Coordinator
3ard, .PUBLIC HEARING COMP. PLAN
seh ORD. / MAP AMENDMENT INDUSTRI-
Sor AL PARK-Pursuant to advertisement to
ssed hold a public hearing to consider adopting
an ordinance approving a small-scale map
amendment for 10 acres cf the Industrial
vice Park property, Attorney McFarland read the
insi- proposed ordinance by title. There being no
vice public comment, Chief Administrator
egu- Butler reported that this is a small-scale
uni- map amendment for the 10 acres of the
rida; Industrial Park property which runs paral-
lel to Highway 71. Upon motion by
ora- Commissioner Traylor, second by
hone Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
unty vote, the Board adopted an ordinance with
hone the following title:
the ORDINANCE NO. 97-04
al to AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE
3TC, COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, BY AND THROUGH PROCE-
has DURES, REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE
*ator MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
tract AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUTES
rator SECTION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING THE LAND USE OF 10 ACRES
ique OF THE AREA LOCATED ON STATE HIGH-
been WAY 71 AND COUNTY ROAD 381 (TAX ID
ding #710 AND 711.030) IN UNINCORPORATED
.s of GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM RESIDEN-,
.To TIAL TO INDUSTRIAL; PROVIDING FOR A
I by COPY ON FILE; AND PROVIDING AN
tant EFFECTIVE DATE. (End)
and PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE-
ated Herman Laramore, Public Defender for the
Srri- Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, appeared
unty before the Board to discuss the criminal
the caseload in Gulf County, the number of
ping appeals filed by his office, and conflict cases
and within his department. He stated that (1 )
the number of cases- filed has increased
ered each fiscal year, (2) his office must file an
y job appeal if the defendant requests it, and (3)
job conflict cases are approved individually by
local him alone and his office normally takes the
live defendant which will be the most difficult to
defend. Upon inquiry, Mr. Laramore stated
RE- that defendants which are already incarcer-
"d of ated (contraband, escape, assault) often
sion, lead to greater expense.-
. the ROAD ABANDONMENT-R. W.
Joe, Westerly appeared before the Board to
: request that they abandon a County road,
stating that he has leased 22,000 acres
and from St. Joe Land & Development for hunt-
see- Iag. Commissioner Traylor stated that the
iani- road dead-ends on St. Joe Land &
then Development's property, and the County
does not maintain It on a regular basis
. Upon discussion by Attomerney MrFarland,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to begin
the process for abandoning the road, and
Commissioner Yeager seconded thi'hotion.
Chief Administrator Butler reported that
there is a fee for abandonment, and the
property would then belong to St. Joe Land
& Development. Commissioner Knox stated
he does not agree with giving this property
to St. Joe Land & Development and would
like to search for another solution. The
unty motion then passed unanimously.
gular COUNTY EMPLOYEE MOSQUITO
pre- CONTROL DEPARTMENT-Larry Hatcher
and appeared before the Board to discuss a sit-
lohn nationn in which Peggy Miller, Mosquito
in J. Sprayer, was terminated, re-hired, and then
laid off for a week without pay;due to com-
rney plaints received.about her job;performance.
wan He stated that the Board should have a fir-
iler. ing policy (as they have a hiring policy) and
berg, the employee should have a right to be
nent heard before disciplinary, action is taken.
etor He further stated that Ms Miller was laid
ent/ off with no justification and the Board
unty should pay her the week's wages.
toad EXTENSION AGENT / MOSQUITO
Vaste CONTROL DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE-
unty Marion Hough discussed a letter from
rans' Attorney William J. Rish regarding the
* Bo excellent job performance of County
ptain Extension Agent Roy Lee Carter, thanking
him anid other County employees for their
r at dedication. She further discussed the situ-
ation regarding Peggy Miller, and stated the
neet- Board should adopt a policy regarding firing
s led practices.
COURT -,REPORTING EQUIP-
KEN- MENT-Marion Hough inquired about the
owner County putting a fee on the proposed
oent audio/video court reporting system for use
sedat by pro se litigants, and fees for copies of the
nthea videos once they are made.
;nto- GREENBELT PROPERTY / FIRE
gs & CONTROL-Marion Hough inquired about
the fire control assistance on greenbelt (agricul-
the tural) property, as there is no longer a St.
d to Joe Paper Company Woodlands Division
rail- (taxpayers should not have to carry the
then entire burden).
HEALTH CARE / CANCER-Marion
Hough discussed a new blood test that is
available which can detect cancer markers,
and asked the Board to adopt a resolution
to the Governor requesting funding so the
Health Department can provide this testing.
BUSINESS AIRPARK-Dennis Elza
g appeared before the Board to present a peti-
tion from residents in the immediate vicini-
g ty of Costhi Airport, opposing the Business
Airpark. He stated that they are not
98 opposed to the paving of the airstrip, but
they are opposed to the lighting.
Commissioner Yeager discussed that the
S Board is having a feasibility study done
8) regarding the Airpark, and will keep the
public informed of the outcome. Chief
rdon Administrator Butler reported that the
F Enterprise Florida grant application was
public sent back by the Governor's Office (they'
onal need other questions answered), and the
feasibility study (for the Department of
Transportation grant) will be ready in 60
days. Commissioner Yeager discussed that
37 the Board can delay acceptance of the
-ton Enterprise Florida grant until they receive
hmno the results of the feasibility study.
EMPLOYEE MOSQUITO CON-
TROL DEPARTMENT-Anita Smith, of
istra- White City, discussed that a person is sup-
'07 posed to be innocent until proven guilty and
fare: requested that the Board consider what
Peggy Miller has to say about the com-
/ater plaints against her. Commissioner Traylor
8.00 stated that he makes decisions based on
B.G. what he is told by the supervisors, and
there were several complaints received
about Ms. Miller.
Fund AWARD BID (#9697-25) INDUS-
TRIAL PARK CONSTRUCTION-Chief
Administrator Butler recommended that
the Board award bid #9697-25 for con-
struction at the Industrial Park to KMT, Inc.
18 He stated that with the Alternative deduc-
tions, the Board could get the amount down
3 to $632,306.13 (with the County doing
some of the work). Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve this request, and
Commissioner Stanley seconded the motion
for discussion. After discussion about dirt
being pushed to the center of the property,
the motion passed unanimously. Chief
Administrator Butler reported that he will
have the Chairman sign the Notice to
Proceed, and construction will begin in
approximately one month.
BAY COUNTY COUNCIL ON
AGING/ COMMUNITY SERVICES
BLOCK GRANT-Upon discussion by
Chief Administrator Butler that the Bay
County Council on Aging needs a contact
person/organization in the County to work
with them on the Community Services
Block Grant, the Board agreed to send a let-
ter notifying them that the Gulf County
Association for Retarded Citizens will be the
HURRICANE OPAL EMERGENCY
HOME REPAIR-Chief Administrator.
Butler reported that Richard Sullivan (an
individual who was on the list to receive
funding for emergency home repair fort
damage done during Hurricane Opal) has
received an insurance settlement for his,
home ($110,000.00) and he has sold his
property ($60,000.00). Upon his recom-
mendation, the Board agreed to have
Jordan & Associates search for another
individual who was damaged and can use
the funds set aside for Mr. Sullivan.
RESOLUTION BAY COUNTY AIR-
PORT EXTENSION-Chief Administrator
Butler presented a proposed resolution in
support of the airport extension in Bay
County, and the Board tabled it for review
by Attorney McFarland.
DEED INDUSTRIAL PARK PROP-
ERTY E.D.A.-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to have a surveyor
break out Lot 1 (and possibly Lot 2) and the
roadway for the Industrial Park to deed to
the Economic Development Administration.
EXTENSION SERVICE ADVISORY
COMMITTEE MEETING-Chief Admin-
istrator Butler reported that he will attend
his first Cooperative Extension Service
Advisory Committee Meeting in
Jacksonville on September 11th.
C.D.B.G. FUNDING HIGHLAND
VIEW WATER SYSTEM AUDIT-Chief
Administrator Butler reported that a
C.D.B.G. audit was performed on the
Highland View Water System, and the State
has reminded the County to include a non
discrimination statement in job advertise-
ments and also that the Courthouse needs
a handicapped-accessible restroom (could
prevent County from getting further
C.D.B.G. funding). Mr. Butler recommend-
ed that the Board renovate the old School
Board meeting room to serve as a handi-
RESOLUTION HEALTH DEPART-
MENT-Chief Administrator Butler report-,
ed that Public Health Unit Administrator
Doug Kent has requested that the Board
adopt a resolution- in support of Gulf
County receiving a new health care facility.
He stated that Gulf County is number
eleven on the list, and the Board also needs
to consider a possible location for a new
facility. Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
adopt this resolution and send copies to
Senator Thomas and Representative
RESOLUTION BAY COUNTY AIR-
PORT-Attorney McFarland discussed the
controversy regarding the airport extension
in Bay County and, upon discussion, the
Board requested that Chief Administrator
Butler send a letter inviting a representative
to address the Board regarding the pro-
posed resolution. i
CONSENT ORDER FIVE POINTS-
LANDFILL-Solid Waste Director Danford
reported that the Department of
Environmental Protection denied the
County's list of in-kind services (County
can provide services in lieu of paying fines
for violations at Five Points Landfill), and he
is appealing the denial.
RECYCLING & EDUCATION
GRANT / 1997-98-Upon motion by
Commissioner Stanley, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed for the Chairman to
sign the Recycling & Education Grant appli-
cation when it is completed by Solid Waste
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COM-
MITTEE-Chairman Peters reported that
Raymond Driesbach, Jr. was unable to
serve on the Economic Development
Committee and Rocky Comforter has been
appointed to take his place. He also stated
that Representative Westbrook will be pai-
ticipating in this committee. Committee'
Chairman Danford reported that the first.
meeting will be September 15th at 6:30
p.m., E.D.T. and upon his discussion
regarding seating availability for the meet-
ings, Chairman Peters stated that he will
make arrangements for use of the
Courtroom should it be necessary (no one
should be turned away from the meetings).
STUMPHOLE ROAD REPAIR
(C30E) HURRICANE OPAL-Emergency
Management Coordinator Nelson reported
on a letter he sent to Julie Shiver, with the
Department of Transportation, regarding
reimbursement for the emergency work the
County performed on C30E after Hurricane
APPRAISAL SERVICES T. S.
ALBERTO HAZARD MITIGATION PRO-
GRAM-Emergency Management Director
Wells reported that they have successfully
negotiated with Post, Buckley, Schuh, &
Jernigan, Inc. to provide the appraisal.ser-
vices for the T. S. Alberto Hazard Mitigation
grant:program (#9697-26), and a contract
will be sent for the Attorney to review.
PLANNING & BUILDING DEPART-
MENT-Building Inspector Combs present-
ed a .packet containing the Governor's
Building Codes, and stated that the Board
may wish to adopt a resolution opposing it.
STUMPHOLE ROAD PROJECT
(C30E)-Building Inspector Combs report-
ed that the Notice to Proceed was issued on
the. Stumphole Project, but it has been
denied temporarily because the turtles can-
not be moved at this time.
L.I.H.E.A.P. PROGRAM-Upon dis-
cussion by S.H.I.P. Administrator Williams
about funding for the Low Income Housing
Energy Assistance Program (L.I.H.E.A.P.),
Chief Administrator Butler reported that
the money will be paid to' the County as
soon as it is received. He also reported that
the Capital Area Community Action Agency
will continue to handle this program until
the end of March, 1998. The Board agreed
to send another letter to this agency regard-
ing the program.
COASTAL CONSTRUCTION SET-
BACK LINE-Veterans' Service Officer
Williams discussed that if the Board would
adopt a resolution requesting that the
coastal construction setback line be moved
at the beaches (back to the road), Senator
Thomas and Representative Westbrook
stated that they could take action on the
The meeting recessed at 8:10 p.m.,
The meeting reconvened at 8:40 p.m.,
PROPOSALS (#9697-28) T. S.
ALBERTO HAZARD MITIGATION PRO-
GRAM-Chief Administrator Butler report-
ed that the committee has ranked the sur-
veying companies, as follows: #1 S. M.
Marley & Associates, Inc.; #2 William M.
Bishop Consulting Engineers, Inc.; and #3
Commissioner Yeager motioned to
By: Rep. Allen Boyd
"Not SoFast on Fast Track"
In the next few weeks,
Congress will decide if we should
give President Clinton fast track
trade authority until 2001. As the
name suggests, fast track would
limit the amount of time Congress
can take to review a trade agree-
ment to only ninety days and would
require a straight up or down vote,
on the agreement.
Fast track authority strips
'Congress of their constitutional'
responsibility of amending the
agreement. The last time fast track
procedures were used to pass
major bilateral trade legislation, we
ended up with the North American
Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
While I was not in Congress
when NAFTA was approved, I
believe we should study its impact
,on the economy very carefully
before expanding NAFTA or rushing
into any new trade agreements.
Before NAFTA, Mexico was our
only major trading partner with
whom the U.S. had a trade surplus.
Our chief trade negotiator estimat-
ed this surplus would grow from
$1.3 billion a year without NAFTA,
to $9 billion dollars a year once
NAFTA was in place. In addition,
because of the increase in the trade
surplus, he estimated that 200,000
new jobs would be created here.
Unfortunately, for American
businesses and workers, this pre-
diction was: devastatingly inaccu-
rate. Since NAFTA, that surplus
has turned into an enormous
deficit. In 1995, our trade deficit
with Mexico was $15 billion. In
1996 it was $16.3 billion, and the
data as of the end of August puts
us on track to reach a $17 billion
trade deficit by the end of 1997.
This exploding trade deficit is
even worse when the Census
Bureau data on what we are
exporting to Mexico, is taken in to
account. Our exports to Mexico are
largely unfinished- consumer goods
which are assembled in plants just
across the border in Mexico called
"maquiladoras". Once the products
are assembled they are sent back to
the U.S. for sale.
Prior to NAFTA, much of the
final assembly work was done in
the U.S., but it is now done in
Mexico because of NAFTA. In 1996,
89% of the goods "exported" to
Mexico were unfinished consumer
goods that, pre-NAFTA, were fin-
ished in the U.S. In other words,
"Made in America" meant the whole
product was made in America.
Now, odds are it's not. That
means job loss' for our hard work-
ing men and women.
Since NAFTA was implement-
ed, employment in the maquilado-
ras has increased by,over 215,000
jobs. Meanwhile, in the U.S., the
Economic Policy Institute estimates
that over 600,000 jobs have. been
lost that can be directly related to
The primary reason American
jobs are moving to Mexico is direct-
ly tied to wages. In Mexico, the
average maquiladora plant pays
just five dollars a day. American
workers are the most competitive
workers in the world, but we can-
not and should not be forced to
compete against businesses thai
pay subhuman wages. -,
We also must address the issue
of global labor standards. We must
understand that the global market
will, over time, determine those
labor standards. And the question
becomes, do we want those stan-
dards to be raised towards our
standards, or do we want those.
global standards to reflect thiid
The broken promises of NAFTA
can be seen in light of the adverse
impact it has had on Florida citrus
and tomato growers. Despite gual-
antees of increased exports for cit-
rus growers, today, almost four
years after NAFTA, not one Florida
orange or grapefruit has been
exported to Mexico.
NAFTA has also devastated
tomato growers throughout the
state because Mexico has dumped
millions of tomatoes on the U.S.
market. Frequently, these tomatoes
do not even meet our pesticide safe-
ty standards. The Florida Tomato
Exchange estimates upwards of
10,000 jobs have been lost due t o
NAFTA as growers have gone out of
business and packing plants have
I am a firm believer in learning
from past experiences, and whatil
have learned from NAFTA is that
Congress needs to play more of a
role, not less, in determining US.
trade policy. Many will argue fast
track is wrong on the merits of
labor and environmental stan-
While I agree these are impor-
tant factors, this debate. is about
much more. It's about American job
creation, not job loss. It's about fair
and balanced -trade. not just free
trade for the sake of free trade.
We must examine any new
trade agreement in the context of
how it will impact jobs and small
businesses in our communities.
Because of the problems we have
already encountered inr NAFTA, I
will be working to ensure that any
trade agreements we enter into pro-
vide a level playing field for
American businesses and workers.
That is the very least we owe the
Public Interest Accountants Seek Volunteers
Accountants for the 'Public
Interest (API), is looking for volun-
teers in the state of. Florida. API
provides volunteer accounting"
services to small businesses, non-
profit organizations and individu-
als who can't afford their own.
Volunteering for just a few'
hours a week, can; bring about, a
dramatic change in the communi-,
ty. By helping a. struggling non-,
profit group survive, or by assist-
ing an elderly couple that can no
longer afford an accountant for
the tax season, a volunteer can
make a real difference.
So'please, take some time out
of your busy schedule and volun-
teer. It might be the best decision
you ever make. For more informa-
tion on volunteering, please cori-
negotiate with the companies in the order of
ranking, and Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley, Emergency
Management Director Wells reported that
the criteria for the services was left out of
the first bid request. The motion then
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY /
ACCESS ROAD / BEACON HILL PARK-
Upon discussion that Bill Williams is inter-
ested in constructing an assisted living
facility on seven acres which is land-locked
(would need access through the Beacon Hill
Park property),, the Board agreed to send a
letter to the Department of the Interior to
request permission regarding the access
COUNTY EQUIPMENT / CITY OF
WEWAHITCHKA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to allow the City of
Wewahitchka to use County equipment for
construction of their cemetery upon signing
a hold harmless agreement (to be prepared
by the Attorney).
ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY-
Upon discussion by Commissioner Stanley
that the Humane Society inspected the
County's dog pound and found poor condi-
tions, Chairman Peters reported that the
Sheriff takes full responsibility for this mat-
ter. After further discussion, the Board
agreed for Commissioner Stanley to proceed
with attempting to locate property for a new
PERSONNEL POLICY-Upon discus-
sion by Commissioner Stanley about the
need for an updated personnel policy, Chief
Administrator Butler reported that
Administrator Wells has been working on
this project. Administrator Wells stated that
he is preparing the bargaining unit policy
first, then will draft the non-bargaining unit
policy. Upon Inquiry, he stated that he will
have the policies completed by January 1st.
CHAIRMAN / VICE-CHAIRMAN
1997-98-Chairman Peters passed the
Chair to Vice-Chairman Yeager, and
motioned for Commissioner Yeager to be the
Chairman and for Commissioner Knox to be
the Vice Chairman for 1997-98 (effective
the first meeting in October). Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and It passed
unanimously. Chairman Yeager returned
the Chair to Commissioner Peters.
Chairman Peters discussed the need for a
handicapped ramp and a new door on the
north side of the library, and requested that
Chief Administrator Butler obtain plans
and a cost estimate for construction. Mr.
Hooper, of Indian Pass; also inquired about
lighting for the new ramp.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
9:02 p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
BENNY C. LISTER
tact API at (202) 347-1668, or
write to 1012-14th Street, Suite
1003, Washington, D.C. 20005.
API currently has an affiliate
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: To contact FANO, call (305)
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API is a national, nonprofit
association that has been helping
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Incorporated in 1975. API offers a.-
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Through a nationwide net-
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The City of Wewahitchka has tentatively
adopted a budget for 1998. A public
hearing to make a .FINAL DECISION on the
budget AND TAXES will be held on October
13, 1997, 6:15 PM at City Hall.
Publish Oct. 9; 1997
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
FY97-98 BUDGET SUMMARY
AD VALOREM TAXES: 2.60 MILLS $ 57,822.00
UTILITY TAXES ........................................................ $137,403.00
FRANCHISE TAXES ............ ....................... $ 5,300.00
LICENSES AND PERMITS ......................................... $ 4,700.00
STATE SHARED REVENUES .................................. $113,662.00
OTHER LOCAL UNIT .............................................. $ 11,891.00
OTHER REVENUES .................................................... 85,098.00
TOTAL REVENUES $415,876.00
LESS 5% .................................................................. $ 20,894.00
CASH CARRY FORWARD .......................................... $ 50,000.00
T. L. JAMES GRANT ................................................ $100,000.00
TOTAL REVENUES $544,982.00
ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCE ...................... $131,303.00
POLICE DEPARTMENT ........................................... $ 27,400.00
FIRE DEPARTMENT ..... ..................................... $ 51,343.00
STREETS ....................... ... ..... ......................... $130,694.00
HEALTH AND WELFARE ......................................... $ 20,532.00
PARKS AND RECREATIONS .................................. $133,710.00
RESERVES ............. ................................ ........... $ 50,000.00
EXPENDITURES & RESERVES $544,982.00
TOTAL BUDGET 1997-1998
TOTAL GENERAL FUND $544,982.00
TOTAL WATER AND SEWER $393,074.00
TOTAL JEHU ............. $ 1,320.00
TOTAL BUCK HORN $ 70,000.00
TOTAL .......................................... $1,009,376.00
The tentative, adopted, and or final budgets are on filein the office
of the above-mentioned taxing authority as a public record.
Publish Oct. 9, 1997
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seriously, Your concern is a sign of
maturity and responsibility.
However, I think you are putting too
much pressure on yourself, as well
as allowing pressure from others, to
make this decision. You have more
time than you think, and you may
need to take some further steps'
before you make a decision about
your education and career. There
are some things you can do to help
in your decision.
Career counseling is an excel-
lent way to help with identifying a
direction for your education. We
have counselors at the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic who can help in
this area. Gulf Coast Community
College also has ant excellent Career
and Education Development
Department with' oioufieloifs o 'swhb1
can provide- personality and- apti-
tude testing, information resources'
and individualized counseling' to.
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with a career, identify goals, and
determine the' steps to achieve
In addition, they offer resume
'writing assistance and scholarship
searches. You don't have to be a
student there and it's free of charge.
You may contact. Dawyn Dumas at
You can also get started in
undergraduate school without
declaring a major in most colleges
and universities. Even if you do
declare a major, you can change it
later if you find that the field is not
for you. There may be some mild.
consequences, such as repeating a
few credits, but the experience is
well worth it. Many people at your
age are not certain of their direction,
and many people change careers as
often as every four years.
It is easy for your loved ones to
tell you what is best for you, but
this is a decision you alone must
make. I think you know this. The
primary point here is that it's okay
to be undecided at this stage in your
life. However, this should not keep
you from getting started.
I am concerned that the symp-
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tearfulness may be an indication of
depression or an anxiety disorder. If
these symptoms persist or get
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Otherwise, let us know if there is
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Now is the time to get shrubs
ready for winter and there's much
to do. Remove annuals that are
past their prime and replace
them with "transitional", short
term plants which last until that
first killing frost.
Among some well suited are
the coleus and the salvia. To keep
coleus looking nice, be sure to
pinch off their flower heads as
soon as they begin to form. This
keeps them branching well and
producing more of that attractive
foliage that we grow them for.
Wait until October to plant most
cold hardy flowers.
To keep marigolds looking'
good, cut back their leggy stems
and deep old flower heads picked
off so they don't go to seed. Prop-
erly cared for, marigolds can go
right into the late fall and still be
Bulbs, tubers or rhizomes
that can beplanted now include
the Aztec Lilly, Butterfly lily,
Gladiolus, Iris, Kaffir lily, Leopard
lily, African lily, Spider and Walk-
ing iris. '
Now's a good time to divide
those summer flowering perenni-
als that have become too thick.
Day lilies produce better if lifted
and divided every three to four
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, PL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9. 1997 PAGE 3B
BEST FOOT FORWARD
By: Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist
Bunions are a painful swelling of
the metatarsal bone. More than
100,000 people seek relief from the
discomfort each year in this country.
The metatarsals are the long
bones to which the toes are attached.
In most people, the bones are
straight. Sometimes, though, the first
meta-tarsal, the one to which the big
toe is attached, points toward the
other foot. This causes the big toe to
point the other way, so the head of the
Constant Irritation from shoes
causes the head of the iretatirsal to
swell and become Inflamed. This
swelling is called a bunion.
ingly. most of ..
those who suffer ,
are women. Po-
this is because the pain is intensi-
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Bunions can be removed by
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Presented in the interest '
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by: Roy Lee Carter
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To do this, cut the tops down
to three to four inches and then
cut through the entire clump with
a sharp knife and replant these
new clumps at the same level as
they were planted before. Planting
them too deeply will lead to their
Don't be greedy, so make suf-
ficiently large clumps to Insure
there is enough food reserve for
them for them to recover quickly
from the division. Do the same
with society garlic now.
A little fertilizer applied to
shrubs in September will help
them go into the winter stronger.
As a "general purpose" material,
use an Azalea-camellia type ferti-
lizer according to label directions.
These are non-burning and with
no exception we can think of,
woody, leafy and flowering shrubs
dobwell with them.
For those that grow roses, it's
been a bad year for katydids.
These relatives of the grasshopper
chn eat lots of leaves and do dam-
age to the flower itself by making
holes in the side of the young
bud. Be on the lookout for them,
they are' greenish and easily
I Also look for their eggs which
are laid on the side of a leaf or
petiole and are placed in a tight
row. Just picking the leaf and de-
stroying the eggs will reduce the
level of this pest you see next sea-
so, in your rose ed, ,;.
Even though our summer is
almost' gone we still have insect
pests to contend with. Good
news--this is prime season for
the dragonfly. Old timers called
these "mosquito hawks" because
they would make "baskets" with
their legs and swoop down on
slow flying mosquitos, catching
them in flight. They feed not only
on mosquitos but flies and moths
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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1997
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By: Jodie Wear
Well, it's that time of year
again. Homecoming is just
around the bend. The 1997
homecoming court was selected
last week. They are: Amanda
Batenian, Monique Fennell,
Jennifer Gaddis, Sabrina
Hanson, Kim Lamberson, Leigh
'Lawrence, Stephanie Owens,
Casey White and
Bonnie Young. Con-
good luck! .
This past Friday,
the Sharks' varsity
football team tray- ,'
eled to Blouhtstown
where they suffered .
a heartbreaking loss. ki
The final score was
Everyone be sure to come
out and support your fighting
Sharks as they take on the
North Florida Christian Eagles.
Kick-off time is Friday night at
7:30 p.m. I
Attention all seniors--on
October 13th order packets for
invitations, caps and gowns will
be distributed and all orders
must be placed by October 16th.
Semester exams will be
given next Tuesday and
Wednesday, October 14th and
15th. All students will change
classes on Wednesday after
Sophomores and juniors-
the P.S.A.T. will be given on
If anyone would
like to volunteer to
i ~ help out at the.
school, please call
229-8813 for more
to Natasha Powell,
S who is a recipient of
the 1997 National.
4'' Council of Teachers
.' of English Achieve-
ment Award in Writing. Over
3,000 juniors were nominated
last year. The winners of this
award are among the best stu-
dent writers in the country.
School will be dismissed this
Friday at 1:00 p.m. due. to the
Good luck to all the Shark
athletes in the upcoming week's
Port St. Joe 'Elementary School
"Students Of The Week"
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week". Erin
Bailey, Crystal Bailey. Kristen
Solock, Chaney McArdle, Nick
Evans and Heather Lynch.
School will be dismissed at
12:35 on Friday, October 10 due
to the Port St. Joe High School
Report cards will be sent
home on Friday, October 24. If
you would like to schedule a par-
ent/teacher conference, please
Our Fall Festival will take
place on Saturday. October 25.
We are asking every parent toivol-
unteer some time either before or
during the Fall Festival. Please
help us make this the best Fall
Ready To Learn!
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 success-even more than
the teacher or school.
Try the following motivating
*Set aside a few minutes at
dinner for your chid to share
what's being studied at school.
Give encouragement and show
interest -"You've learned so
much about planets-what do
you remember about Mars?"
*When you review your clifld's
homework, point out items that
are done well. When possible,
help your child find at least one
part of each assignment that is
eMastering a difficult. task
motivates children to take on
more difficult tasks. When your
child wants to give up, encourage
him or her by saving. "I know
you can do it-try once more."
Our volunteer spotlight for
the week is on Paula Pickett.
Paula volunteers for Mrs. Watson
by helping students one on one.
She attended Florida State
University and enjoys walking,
reading, boating, and of course,
volunteering. Port St. Joe
Elementary School sends a spe-
cial thank you to Paula for all her
From the Principal of
by Larry A. Mathes
1 Down, 3 To Go ...
October 15 is the end of the
first term. On October 16, stu-
dents will receive new schedules
and be on their way. Encourage
your student to finish strongly.
End of term one exams carry a lot
of importance in the high school
classes and do not need to be
Report cards for first term will
be picked up October 23-mark
that on your calendar.
Juniors have completed the
H.S.C.T. Now we all wait for the
results and hope that our efforts
result in more students passing,
especially on the first attempt.
Math and language arts are mea-
sured, and not passing means not
receiving a standard diploma.
The varsity Gators showed
some grit as they held on to defeat
Cottondale 34-29, but not with-
out several anxious minutes at
the end. Now the Gators travel, to
Apalachicola (5-0) for an impor-
tant district game at 6:30, central.
The winner will battle with Port
St. Joe for the district title later.
A.H.S. is flying high this year with
several big play makers. The
Gator defense will be tested.
J.V. football will again try to
upend the larger Graceville Tigers
Thursday night in Wewa at 6:00
p.m. The Gators surprised the
Tigers with a last minute pass to
win in Graceville, so you know the
Tigers will be ready. That's
October 9 (this Thursday).
Class 5A school ought not to
lose to 2A schools-but don't tell
our volleyballers. They've defeated
Bay High, Mosley, and will have
defeated (we hope) Rutherford by
the time you read this.
District is fast approaching,
and both St. Joe and Blountstown
are in our district this year. We
edged St. Joe once and lost to
Blountstown once, so the district
should be a battle. The girls trav-
el to St. Joe Thursday, October 9
(today) for a 4 p.m., central,
There's a practice S.A.T. test
Thursday, Qctober 16. See Mr.
Monks immediately if you wish to
take it. Scores are higher when
students take these practice
exams, and the higher the score
Band Director Terry Stryker
came through his extensive
surgery well, and should be home
W.E.S. would like to express
its sympathy to the family of long-
time teacher, Charles Osborne.
Mr. Osborne died after a short
bout with cancer. He will be
missed by all those who knew
him. He was a great teacher and a
We are excited about a unique
opportunity that W.E.S. is consid-
ering. We would like to open a
Fine Arts Academy within the
school. The academy would allow
students to take semi-private
instrument lessons at the school
during regular school hours.
If there is enough interest, we
will begin the second nine weeks
by offering piano lessons. To qual-
ify, a student must be in the
third, fourth, fifth or sixth grade.
Students will also pay a fee.,
If you need more information,
please call the school. Ah, this
reminds me of the days when I
took piano like this at Livingston
Elementary from Miss Helen
By Linda Whitfield
Stonecipher for $1.50 a monthly
Band Director Terry Stryker
We are praying for Terry
Stryker, the WHS band director,
who recently found out he had
adrenal cancer. Mr. Stryker is
now In Birmingham, Alabama at
UAB, recovering from the six hour
surgery. Reports are not conclu-
sive at this time, but we ask your
prayers for this fine man.
We Are Committed
We are committed for children
who bring us sticky kisses,
who sleep with the dog and bury
who hug us in a hurry and forget
their lunch money,
who cover themselves with band-
aids and sing off key,
who squeeze toothpaste all over
the sink, and
who slurp their soup.
And we are committed for those
who never get dessert,
who have no safe blanket to drag
who watch their parents watch
who can't find any bread to steal,
who dori't have any rooms to
whose pictures aren't on any.-
body's dresser, and
whose monsters are real.
Well, while your child was
having a mini-holiday, the teach-
ers in Gulf County participated in
two days of great inservice,
Thursday; the sessions were at
individual schools and revolved
around the Sunshine Standards;
Now, one part of the W.E.S.
inservice was a little different.
Consultant Bill Carr kept us int
stitches. We thought he was try-
ing out his comic routine for the
Comedy Clubl No, really, he and
Becky Birmingham did a great job
in making something hard appear
Friday, we were instructed by
a Bay County Deputy Sheriff,
Tony Walker, in recognition of
various drugs and what to watch
for in gang stuff. Both days were
great. In the afternoon, we
learned about conflict resolution.
H~arri (4t-fle e4o-'
Highland View Elementary
by Meggie Boone and
Burrrr! As you know, Fall is
here It's time to rake leaves! Try
on last year's. heavy coats and
pants and also don't: forget to
start designing-your Halloween
In the "Eye Of The
Our new flags were raised on
Front row (1 to r): Brittany Crocker, Meggie Boone, Mylissa
Brake, Rushelle Lamboy and Nick Hunter. Back row: Howard
Blick, Principal Carolyn Rish, Master Gunnery Sgt. Gary Howze.
Flag Raising Ceremony at
Highland View Elementary
"0 Say Can You See. ." a attending. A reception was spon-
new American flag and Florida scored by the Beta Club with
state flag now flying over guests, parents,, and fifth and
Highland Viewf Elementary sixth grade students as partici-
School. The flag-raising ceremony pants.
was sponsored by the Beta Club
on Wednesday, October 1.
As the group of students, ,Ban1 of Ne
teachers and guests looked out Band of Gold News
over St. Joseph's Bay, Anna Craft *The Band of Gold is asking
welcomed the crowd, followed by donations of $1.00 to support the
a prayer offered by Nick Hunter. band program. A drawing will be
The color guard from Port St. held from those making donations
Joe High School's NJROTC, which for the chance to win $100 cash.
included Tracey Fitzgerald, Josh *Each parent of a band stu-
McCulley, Nancy VanHeiden, dent is asked to work in the con- "
Tyler Lane and Cassy Egler, cession stand during at least one
under the command of Master home football game. The monies
Gunnery Sgt. Gary Howze, pre- raised from concession sales go to
sented the flags and raised them support the band program. Call
as Meggie Boone and Mylissa Cindy Belin (647-5222) to volun-
Brake led "The Star Spangled teer.
Banner". *For only $10.00 you can
Beta Club President Rushelle become a member of the Band
Lamboy introduced the special Boosters. Make checks payable to
guest speaker, Howard Blick. Mr. Port St. Joe Band of Gold. To join,
Blick was the principal at contact Mr. Bouington (229-8251,
Highland View Elementary from- 8252) or Cindy Belin.
1962 to 1989 when'he retired. He *The next meeting for all
also served in the U.S. Army. band students' parents will be
"God Bless America" was Monday, November 3 at 7 p.m. in
sung by all after which Brittany the band room. The main topic of
Crocker thanked everyone for discussion will be fundraisers.
We have made a change in the
place of our Harvest Festival
because of the condition of Pate's
Park. We will be behind the
Please join us from 11:00 a.m.
until 2:00 p.m. for a delicious
chicken dinner cooked by Benny
Roberts assisted by men of the
church and school. Dinners are
$4.00 and include one leg quarter,
baked beans, cole slaw, bread, and
As you eat you will enjoy won-
recuperating now. It will be some
time before he can think about
returning to work, plus his treat-
ment after surgery has yet to be
He wanted me to thank every-
one for their help, prayers and
good wishes. In his absence, our
band is carrying on with the help
of Debbie and Greg Cole, Micah
Peak and Robin Downs.
Support your teachers-they
need your support to help your
student be successful.
Faith Christian School
derful Christian music. Many of
the student groups will be singing
along with parents and friends.
These include Kay Geoghagan,
Michelle Teat, Lisa Keels, Bob
Funderburk, Claude Alcorn, Bill
Taylor and Suzanne Davis.
In addition to food, chicken or
hot dogs, we will have a bake sale,
a white elephant sale, a craft table
and games for the children. Come
enjoy the fun, food, and fellowship
from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. this
Saturday, October 11, across from
the elementary school behind the
October 17, will be a school
holiday. Our teachers will be going
to St. Simon's Island for a Winning
Women's Retreat, October 17-19.
This week we would like to
introduce pur fourth grade
teacher, Karen Odom, to our read-
ers. She will tell you about herself
"I was born in St. Louis,
Missouri. I moved to Florida in
1971 and resided in Pensacola. I
taught school at a Christian day
care center and attended school at
Pensacola Junior College.
BY ROB DYKEs
This week in the Port St. Joe
Middle School we are having a
writing contest. This contest is to
promote the House of
Representatives Page and
There will be two students
.selected for the best essay and
each will win an all expense paid
-trip to Tallahassee to serve as a
page or messenger for one week.
The week to serve will be told
to the winners and it will be dur-
ing the 1998 Legislature -session.
The winners will receive first-
hand experience in government
and will help House members
with errands in the building,
while the House is in session.
The deadline is December 1.
The winners will be notified by
February 1, 1998. Talk to Juanise
Williams for more information.
Good luck to the contestants!
In sports this week, there will
be a football game October 9th at
6:00 and 'it will be held in
Blountstown. Show your spirit
and join us. Remember, GO
Volleyball games will be held
on home court October 9th at
3:00 p.m. and October 14th in
Carrabelle at 5:00 p.m.'Come out
and support the Lady Sharks.
Congratulations to, Josh
Carter. He is the eighth grade
"Student of the Week".
I was a paramedic for about
eight years. We moved to Port St.
Joe In 1981. I was a substitute
teacher at that time at the high
school and at Faith Christian. I.
was offered, a job at St. Joseph
Telephone Company where I
worked as a clerk in the ware-
house and outside plant for almost
15 years. Due to downsizing, I was
released from my job in February.
While job hunting, I applied at
Faith Christian. I was offered
fourth grade. God is so good to
bring us full circle and give us the
desires of our heart. I have always
worked with children teaching
Sunday School, heading up chil-
dren's ministries and Vacation
I have three children, four
grandchildren and a wonderful
husband. He and I are involved in
prison ministry. We travel with a
gospel group all over Florida,
Alabama, and Georgia spreading
the gospel to those in prison. We
are also involved with the
Christian Motorcycle Association
that does the same work.
Wednesday with blue skies and
light winds to display them
proudly. PSJHS ROTC was there
to help. Mr. Blick, our past princi-
pal, spoke at our ceremony. At
our reception, we had a chance to
talk with him.
Mr. Blick and his wife,
Virginia, have been married for
the past 40 years. They have two
children, Robert and Lynn, and'
three grandchildren. After 35'
years in education in Gulf
County, Mr. Blick is retired and
enjoying'-it His main interest now
is his grandchildren. He loves to
read, especially about military
history .. World War II info is his,
We asked our favorite ques-
tion. "What did you want to be,
when you grew up?" He said, "I
S:can't remember if anyone hsked
inme that as a. child, but Ihdid want
.to. go to themnilitary academy in
West Point However, I was not'
able to attend," he said.
Thanks for coming Mr. Blick.
We're glad you got to come and
visit with us.
School Pictures d
WednIesday was picture day.
Everyone was ready (thanks to
our reminders). Parents don't
worry if your, child missed the
camera man, because he'll be'!
back soon for retakes. Watch your'i
newsletters for when.
Early Dismissal .
Get out your purple and gold,
t-shirts, hats, banners, and cush-
ions-October 10th is Homecom-
ing and we get out early to watch:
the parade. and to cheer at the-
game for the Port St. Joe Sharks..
Go Sharks! Early dismissal is at
12:30, so don't forget to get us.
SAC Meeting ...
There will be- a School
Advisory Council meeting on
October 14 at 5:30 p.m., E.T.
No Bikes ...
Parents, please tell your chil-
dren not to ride their bikes on the'
school sidewalks until 3:301
This Week's Joke .
"What did one math book say,
to the other math book???"
Schools Out Early
Port St. Joe High School will
dismiss at 1:00 p.m. on Friday,
October 10. Following is the bus
schedule for that day:
12:30........PSJ Elem. town/NPSJ
12:40'.......PSJ Elein. buses/HVE
12:50.........PSJ Middle School
1:00...............PSJ High School
1:15............Highland View bus
Gulf County Schools
OCTOBER 13 17
MON-Pizza Burger, Lima
Beans, Bread, Milk and
TUES-Pizza, Sliced Peaches,
Tossed Salad, Milk and Cookie.
WEDS-Chicken, Rice with
Gravy, Green Beans, Apple-
sauce, Roll and Milk.
THURS-Meat and Cheese
Sandwich, French Fries,
Bread, Milk and Cookie.
FRI-Lasagna, Tossed Salad.
Mixed Fruit Cup, Roll and
MEDITATIONS OF A
By LOWELL F. ADAMS
".. man goeth to his long
home, and mourners (the
lost) go about the streets:"
4.ff Y DAUGHTER, Sandra Wilson and I, went to Geneva
Alabama a few weeks ago to attend a homecoming service at a
church I pastored many years ago. A few days ago she and I
also attended the Highland View Baptist Church annual
homecoming service. At both we enjoyed the services and
renewed fellowship of dear old friends.
As I related this information at the nursing home where my
wife is a patient, a sweet young nurse asked me, "Why do you
go to so many homecomings?" I replied, "They feed me well!"
At Highland View the pastor preached on the subject of
that "Final Homecoming." And, indeed,, they did feed well after
In the 15th chapter of I Corinthians we are told that we
shall not all sleep (die), but (verse 52) In a moment, in the
twinkling of an eye, the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall
be raised, and those who have not died will be changed. That
will be the last homecoming day for everyone, whether they be
Christian followers of Christ or disbelievers.
Second Peter tells us much about that homecoming day.
Chapter two warns us of the false teachers, who will try and
make us believe that wrong is right. They will tempt those who
will listen, with the alure of the lusts of the flesh. It seems to be
happening even now. Chapter three, Verses 3 and 4 warns that
there will be those who laugh at the idea of The Lord's return.
Verse 9 of Chapter 3 assures us that God is not willing that
anyone should perish in the holocaust to come, but wants
everyone to accept The Truth and let Jesus snatch them from the
flames. The Word tells us there will be a new heaven and a new
earth. Jesus is preparing a place for those who believe in Him
(John Chapter 14).
Verse 10 of II Peter 3 warns that the Day of the Lord will
come as suddenly as a thief in the night. The heavens and the
earth will be destroyed with fervent heat, and all our worldly
works will be burned up. The believers will be taken out before
this happens, but those who reject Christ will still be here. There
will be only two final "homecomings"-heaven or hell. God
lets us make the choice! Have you made a choice?
New Covenant Missionary
World Outreach Center will be
hosting "CXhference 1997"
October 25th through 31st.
Among other anointed men
and women, will be guests
Bishop, Pastor Rudolph of
Chester, New York and Dr. Calvin
Ellison of North Carolina. The
church is located at 252 Avenue E
in Port St. Joe.
Everyone is invited to attend.
F First, Baptist*t Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Dennis Pledger Buddy CaswellU tr
Interim Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
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
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" 2
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
+ ---- 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
++ S Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
S 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
CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 Office Phone: 648-8820
Four new reasons to visit us.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1997 PAGE 5B
Beach Baptist Homecoming October 26
Beach Baptist Chapel invites
you to be a part of an exciting
"Homecoming" celebration on
October 26th. Homecoming day
will begin with high attendance
day in Sunday School beginning
at 9:45 a.m., ET.
For the morning worship ser-
vice, they will celebrate God's
work at Beach Baptist Chapel
over the years and look ahead to
God's plans for this church's
future. After the morning worship
service, they will enjoy dinner on
Craig Pippin, Destiny
at Oak Grove Sunday
CMC Recording Artist Craig
Pippin & Destiny will hold a con-
cert, to which everyone in the
area is invited, on Sunday,
October 12th, beginning at 10:45
a.m. (EI) at Oak Grove Assembly
of God Church in Port St. Joe.
Pippin is a well-known artist
throughout the southeastern
U.S., having sung with several
groups including The Dixie
Echoes, The Bibletones, The
Gann Brothers and Harmony
Just last year, Pippin started
Destiny adding his son Chad at
drums, Chris Peltz at bass guitar,
and well known keyboard player
Jeff Polston who has performed,
with many groups including The
Blackwoods, the Thompsons, The
Nelons, and The Gambills.
Craig is a noted songwriter
having had songs recorded not
only by the groups he has sung
with, but also by Karen Peck &
New River, The McKameys, The
Cumberland Boys and many oth-
ers. His song, "I'm Going Thru"
recorded by the McKameys
reached the top ten in gospel
music's "Singing News" charts. He
is also well known ras the author
of "My Shadow" which did very
well for the Gann Brothers.
Jeff Polston brings years of
experience at keyboards to
Destiny. He also has written sev-
eral songs, one of which will
appear on cassette which was
released by the group in January.
Jeff is also a renowned teacher,
having instructed dozens of stu-
dents in piano over the last sever-
Chad Pippin, now a junior in
high school is a very gifted drum-
mer. He begins his musical career
with Destiny having followed his
dad's singing ministry his entire
life. Chad is already being recog-
nized as one of the premier young
musical talents by all who have
seen Destiny in concert.
Chris Peltz's gospel roots ,go
back five generations. He is an
accomplished percussionist as
well as bass guitarist. Chris has
participated in marching and
symphonic bands and won a posi-
tion in the Magic of Orlando
Drum & Bugle Corps by beating
6ut 160 other applicants. Chris
was taught to play bass guitar by
his father and is dedicated to
using his talent in music Imin-
Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
In Psalm 24:1 we find,
'The earth is the Lord's
and the fullness thereof,
the world and those who
Our world has many
resources in various ways
for the comfort of
resources need to be used
in a-responsible manner.
uea iietnoauist unurcn In our area, the
forestry personnel replant and monitor our
woodlands. I have seen woodlands and mining
areas turned into wastelands. This should not
be. Our environment needs to be in harmony
with God's creation.
The last part of this verse refers to the people
who dwell upon the earth. We also are created
by God. We need to be sensitive to God's plan for
us. God sent His Son that we can live harmo-
nious lives. Jesus Christ came as our Saviour
and to set an example for us. Let us walk in his
steps as we go through life.
Rev. John Clenney, pastor of
the Dalkeith Baptist Church, has
announced that the congregation
will hold its 31st Annual
Homecoming on Sunday, October
Sunday school starts at 9:30
a.m. and the morning service will
begin at 10:30 a.m.
There will be special music
provided by Daystar, Bobby
Taylor and Oscar Lee to, enjoy
during the homecoming obser-
The congregation of New Life
Christian Center would like to
invite everyone to help them cele-
brate their pastors' anniversary.
The October 24th and 25th
services honoring pastors Johnny
and Shirley Jenkins will begin at
7:00 p.m. and Sunday morning at
Special guests will be the
Love Center Church of
Apalachicola, the Voices of
Genesis of Pensacola, and Pastor
the grounds, followed by a time of
music in which everyone can par-
"Celebration" will also be
there to lead in the worship fol-
lowing dinner on the grounds.
Pass the word and let every-
one know they are welcome to cel-
ebrate with the congregation for
what God has done, is doing, and
is going to do at and through
Beach Baptist Chapel for this
community, state, nation and
world-all for the glory of God.
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
Worship Service 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. CDT
\\ I The friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
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 (grades 1-6) at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California. 648-5776
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WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
t A FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
'o k508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
( 1SN% SUNDAY WORSHIP ...................... 10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL ........................ 11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children Nursery Available
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Lewis W. Bullard
Come and worship with us at:
FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th STREET PORT ST. JOE
Sunday School............................10:00 A.M.
Morning Service.........................11:00 A.M.
Evening Service......................6:00 P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 P.M.
Bill Taylor, Pastor Roger Louks, Assistant Pastor
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IFCA
Cat tch 1 Constitution and Monument
SAW sPortSt. Joe
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ..............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Jesse Evans Wednesday ...........7:30 p.m.
PASTOR Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.
In the past year God has blessed our church family with four
speciaJ additions. Our children invite your children to join them
for Bible stories and other activities. Everyone is invited to join us
in celebrating life.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5:45 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & youth missions 7 p.m.; Prayer & Bible study 7 p.m.,;
Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m.
CURTIS CLARK, Pastor
p" 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
|Y A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
Ij ^l MORNING WORSHIP -11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
SSunday School 9:45 am Discipleship Training 5:00 pm Sun. Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
10 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 -
PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1997'
This Chocolate Chipper Is The Chewies
The chocolate chip cookie, America's
favorite cookie, has just gotten chew-
ier. Chewy Choc-Oat-Chip Cookies
are the chewiest chocolate chipper you
Each delicious cookie is soft and
chewy in the middle, crispy around
the edges and chock-full of chocolate.
You can customize the recipe by
stirring in favorite mix-ins, and the
bar cookie variation is so easy even
kids can help make it.
Any way you bake it, this is the per-
fect cookie for celebrating life's big
-and little-events, and a new bro-
chure from Quaker Oats is filled with
festive Chewy Choc-Oat-Chip Cookie
variations to enjoy all year long. To
receive a free copy, send your name
and address to: Celebrations, 332 S.
Michigan Ave., Suite 900, Dept. N,
Chicago, IL 60604. Offer good while
Chewy Choc-Oat-Chip Cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) margarine or
1-1/4 .cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar'
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
2-1/2 cups Quaker oats (quick or
old fashioned, uncooked)
2 cups semisweet chocolate
1 cup coarsely chopped
Mixon to Speak to Methodists on Laity Sunday
The First United Methodist
Church announces Sunday,
October 19 as Laity Sunday.
Guest speaker for the day will be
former Lt. Governor Wayne Mixon
Lt. Mixon served in the Navy
during World War II. He attended
Columbus University, University
of Pennsylvania and graduated
from the University of Florida.
He served Florida as Lt.
Governor for eight years. He also
served a short time of governor-
ship when Bob Graham left to
become a U.S. Senator.
Mr. Mixon will speak at the
11:00 a.m. morning worship ser-
vice. The community is welcome
to attend and hear him as he
St. James Women Met on
Monday, Plan Their Bazaar
1. Heat oven to 375 F.
2. Beat together margarine and sugars
3. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat
4. Add combined flour, baking soda
and salt; mix well.
5. Stir in oats, chocolate pieces* and
nuts; mix well.
6. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls
onto ungreased cookie sheet.
7. Bake 9 to 10 minutes for a chewy
cookie or 12 to 13 minutes for a
8. Cool 1I minute on cookie sheet;
remove to wire rack. Cool completely.
Store tightly covered.
About 5 Dozen
*1 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces
may be substituted for 1 cup of the
semisweet chocolate pieces, if desired.
Bar Cookies: Press dough onto
bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking
pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until
light golden brown. Cool completely;
cut into bars. 32 Bars
Nutrition Information (1 cookie):
Calories 110, Fat 5g,.Sodium 50mg.
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 97-59 CP
IN RE: The Estate of
JIMMY INFINGER CAPPS.
S.NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The adminnisraclon .of the Estate of JIMMY INFIN-
GER CAPF'S. deceased. Case No 97 59 CP. is
pending in the Circuit Courtn for Gulf County,.
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is .
Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida,
32456. The names and addresses of the personal
representau e and the personal representatives'
ano-rey Is set fio.rh below.
'ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All persons .n whom this nouce Is served who hase
objections that challernge the quaiflicaoons of the
pecrsonsal representadile. validity of the Will. venue.
:.r the jurisdiction of this Court or aclms any inter-
e.5l In the estate, are required to file their objections
vI'T. is Court VTi1HIN TI-ILATER OF THREE
MON1-THS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB.
LICAT1ON OF THIS NOTICE OP NiNET' DAYS
AFTER TI-iE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the dece.
dent and other person. haIing claims or demands
against decedents estate on hoom a cop% of thLi
notice i, served w -hi, tLaree months after the date
of U-. first publlcaron, ..f this n:,rice must file their
clainue wlith this Court WAT1HIN TriHE LATER OF
T -HREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THEi
FIRST PLiBLICAT10N OF THIS NOTICE OR NN-ET'
DAYS AFTER THE- DATE OF SER'.1CE OF A COP1F
OF 11-S NOT-ICE ON THEMi:
All other credi..rs of the decedent and persons-
hain dclairrs or demrandc ssjalrs -the decedent's
estLae must ille their clainia with t-is court WITH-
IN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL
CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice Is
September 25, 1997.
AtL.rney For Pers-onial Repre-er.itar.e:
DA\lD C GASKIN
Florida Bar No. 027928 -
P. O. Box 185
W'es ahitchka. Florid3 32465
4430 Garrison Road
Panama City, Florida 32404
Rt. 1, Box 132
Wewahltchka Florida 32465
4tc, September 25 and October 2, 9 and 16, 1997.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that George Y. Core
the holder of the follow-ing Tax Cer-uficate has filed
aid certifulcate f'or a rtax deed to be laued thereon
The certlklcate number and s.ear of Lsuance, the
des-cnpuon of the proper. and the names in
which It was assessed are as follows:
Cerdficcie L. 170 A.A location No. 97-19
'Year of Issuance- 1992 RE No 03132-000
Description of Property:
Lot 4. Block "D", Money Bayou
Subdivimcn. as per plat on file lit the Office
oi the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf
Na ie i sh ses -e Diamond Hester
All of said proprty being in d-e Gulf Counr% State
Unless such ce,-rtlcare shall be redeemed accord-
iLrng o hw. the property described In "uch certlfl-
c-e will be s-old to the highdest bidder in the front
LX:.b cf .l" the Gulf Countv Courthouse at 11:00,
AM. EST i .r. Wedne-da). the 29th day of
DaedJ his 2,.Lh daoy ,f, September 1997.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
4tc, October 2, 9, 16 and 23, 1997.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Frank Pate, Jr.,
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, 91 ovollcation No. 97-20
Year of issuance: 1991 RE No. 00640-006
Description of Property:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot 5, Block "A",
Red Bull Island, Gulf County, Florida.
more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southeast Corner of U.
S. Government Lot2, in Fractional Section
30. Township 4 South, Range 9 West, Gulf
County, Florida; thence run North 145.4
feet along the Lot line; thence run
N85*05'W, 1162.01 feet along the South
R/W line of Red Bull Island Drive; thence
run N26'28'W, 448.79 feet along the
Southwestern R/W line of River Road;
thence run S6332'W, 179.64 feet; thence
run N8711W, 300.0 feet for a Point of
Beginning; from said Point of Beginning
run S0249W, 150.84 feet, more or less, to
a canal; thence run Northwesterly along
Said canal 125.40 feet, more or less;
thence N0249'E, .136.83 feet more or
less, to a concrete monument; thence run
S8711'E, 125.0 feet to the Point of
Name In which assessed* Timothy Myers
All of said property being In the Gulf County, State
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 11:15,
A.M., E.S.T., on Wednesday, the 29th day of
Dated this 26th day of September, 1997.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNTY.
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
Mabel I. Warren
File Number 97-41
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
'The administration of the estate of Mabel I.-
Warren deceased,'File Number 97-41, is pending In
the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 1000 Fifth Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
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
requlh-e to file their objections with this Court
WI-THIN TlE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
T-E DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOT IC E OR THI R IT' DA S AFTER'THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served with-
in three months after the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
All other creditor "of the decedent and per-
sons hating claim or demands against the dece-
denr ; estate mw'st file their clurrms with this court
V.ITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS,. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
The date of first publication of this Notice
Is October 2, 1997.
BARBARA SANDERS, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
80 MARKET STREET
P. 0. BOX 157
Apalachicola, FL 32329
Telephone: (904) 653-8976
Florida Bar No. 442178
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
5608 18th Street. West
2tc, October 2 and 9, 1997.
BID NO. 9798-01
The Gulf County Board of County Comrmssioners
will receive sealed bids from anm person,.company.
or corp-arsdonr interested in selling the County the
(1) Sensus A.toread System Sofrlare or
(1) Sensus SSI 3001 Touchread Automatic,
Meter Reading Equlprnmnt or Equal
All bids should be listed separately. with Gulf
County hating the optl.:n to choose both or one of
the Items bid
Any questions regarding this bid should be direct-
ed to the Gulf County Water Department; 1000 5th
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 229-9005.
Specifications can be received at the Gulf County
Clerks office. (8501 229 61 12
Delivery Date must be specified. '
Liquidared damages for failure to deliver unit on
specified da'e will be set at $25.00 per day. ,I
Please indicate on eneloipe that this a sealed bid.
the bid number and whar the bid is for
Bids w-ll be received unul Tuesday. October 14.
1997. 5 00 p m E T at the Olfice of the Clerk of
Court. lO0 5th, Street. Port St. Joe. Florida 32456.
The 7 B.:.,ad re-tr-e- the righ- .to reflect any and all
GULF COL TI BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ,:r
!.s Nathan Peters, Jr., Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk
2tc, October 2 and 9, 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO. 07-221-
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK
HAVEN E. ROSS; KATHERINE A. ROSS,
HIS WIFE; et al.,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
23rd day of September. 1997, and entered in Case
No. 97-221-CA of the Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida. wherein FIRST UNION NATIONAL
BANK f/k/a FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK OF
FLORIDA is the Plaintiff and HAVEN E. ROSS'and
KATHERINE A. ROSS, are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the
Front Steps of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
5th Street, Port St Joe,, Florida, at 11:00 am..
EDT, on Thursday, the 24 day of October, 1997,
the following described property as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment:
Lots Five (5) and Six (6) in Block One
Hundred Ten (110) of the City of Port StL
Joe, Florida, Unit Number 7, according to
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, page
7, of the public records of Gulf County,
TOGETHER WITH all the Improvements
now or hereafter erected on the prcopern
and all easements, rights, appurtenances
rents, royalties, mineral, oil and gas rights
and profits, water rights and stock and all
fixtures now or hereafter attached to the
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on
September 23. 1997.
In accordance wIth the Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the individual or agency sending
notice no later than seven days prior to the prceed-
fig. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or
Voice (1) 1-800-955-8770, Via Florida Relay Service.
BENNY C. LISTER
Clerk of the Circuit and
By: /s/ Tonya Knox
2tc, October 9 and 16, 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
WEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK
vs. CASE NO. 97-254-CA
RULON E. MOTLEY. JR. and wife,
JANICE J. MOTLEY, and
MOTLEY GROCERY CO., INC.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the under-"
signed, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County,
Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment of mort-
gage foreclosure entered in this cause, will sell at
the north front door of the Gulf County Courthouse
in Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., E.S.T., on
the 16 day of October, 1997, the following
deicnbed real property lying and being In Gulf
County. Florida. to-wit:'
See attached Exhibit "A" for Legal
.. This Notice dated this.12 day of September,
Gulf County Circui't Court
BY: /s/ Tonya Knox
Lot Thirteen (13). Block One Thousand One (1001)
of the City of Port St. Joe. Florida according to the
official plat thereol' on file in the office of the Clerk
of Circult'Coun of Gulf County. Florida in plat
book 1, page 17.
That portion of Lot Eleven (11), Block One
Thousand One (1001), lying Easterly of U. S.
Hilhwa\ No. 98 (State Road 30).; of the City of Port
St J,e, 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.'
That portion of Lot Nine (9),. 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 iereof on file In ih.e
"office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Gullf County.
Florida In plat book 1, page 17.
The South two (2) feet of the West 101.72 feet of
;that certain alley located North of Lots 9, 11 arid
".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.
2te, October 9 and 16, 1997.
NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under-
'signed, desiring to engage In business under the
fictitious name ofGT Corn Long Distance located at
P.O. Box 1007, in the City of Port St. Joe, Gulf
County, Florida 32457 Intends to register the said
name with the Division of Corporations of the
Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida.
Dated at Miami, Florida, this 11th day of
'ST. JOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
/s/JAMES E. MORGAN, 111, P.A.
Attorney for Applicant
STEEL HECTOR & DAVIS LLP
200 S. BISCAYNE BLVD., Suite 4000
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33131-2398
ltp, October 9, 1997.
NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under-
signed, desiring to engage in business under the
fictitious name of GT Corn Equipment Sales locat-
ed at P.O. Box 1007, in the City of Port St Joe, Gulf
County, Florida 32457 Intends to register the said
name with the Division of Corporations of the
Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida.
Dated at Miami, Florida, this 11th day of
ST. JOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
/s/JAMES E. MORGAN, Ill, P.A.
Attorney for Applicant
STEEL HECTOR & DAVIS LLP
200 S. BISCAYNE BLVD., Suite 4000
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33131-2398
Itp, October 9, 1997.
SANDYY REEF" PHASE II
PROJECT NUMBER 01910
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The City Commission of Port St Joe, Florida, will
receive sealed bids from any qualified person, com-
pany or corporation Interested In constructing the
"SANDY REEF" PHASE II
This project consists of construction and deploy-
ment of pre-fabricated "reef balls" to a permitted
site west of Cape San Blas.
Specifications can be obtained at Preble-RIsh, Inc.,
402 Reid Avenue. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
(904)227-7200. The bid must conform to Section
287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity
Completion date for this project will be 60 days
from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to
the successful bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete the pro-
ject on the specified date will be set at $100.00 per
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed
bid, the bid number and what the bid is for.
Bids will be received until 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time,
on October 21. 1997, at the Port St. Joe City Hall,
305 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and
will be opened and read aloud on October 21,
1997. at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Board
reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $25.00 per
set and is'non-refundable. Checks should be made
payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
Itc, October 9, 1997.
annual bazaar to be held on
Port St. Joe High School's
"Project Graduation 1998" will be
accepting donations at each of the
remaining home football games
this season for a giant giveaway to
benefit their efforts. Three fabu-
lous prizes have been donated for
this event and will be given away
at the St. Joe vs. Apalachicola
game, the last home game of the
The prizes offered are a
Zenith giant screen 35" color T.V.,
a deluxe charbroil outdoor gas
grill, and a $100.00 cash prize.
The value of these prizes total's
A donation of $5 will earn you
a chance to take home one of
these great prizes. Donations can
be made at the front gate of any
home game or to any student in
the 1998 senior class. Your help
in supporting this worthwhile
project is very much appreciated.
The women of St. James
Episcopal Church met on October
6 at 3 p.m. in the church's library.
Carol Utzinger, president, deliv-
ered an opening prayer and devo-
tional to those attending.
Becky Newsome continued
the, gathering by explaining the
"Operation Christmas Child" pro-
gram under the direction of
Franklin Graham, son of Dr. Billy
Graham. Through this program
there is "opportunity to reach out
to children in desperate situa-
tions," Newsome shared.
The ladies present talked of
how the 'children in St. James'
after school Promise program will
decorate shoe boxes with toys,
school supplies,. hygiene articles,
and baby items supplied by the
women of the church.
It was announced that Mary
Daughtry will be the hostess for
St. Margaret's Guild on October
20th. Also during the meeting,
plans were discussed for the
Thanks to Friends
We would like to thank our
many friends for their acts of love
and kindness at the loss of our
The many calls, cards, dona-
tions, flowers, food and prayers
will be forever remembered and
The family of R. E. "Bob" Simon:
We want to express our sin-
cere thanks and appreciation to
each and every one for the many
expressions oflove and sympathy
shown our family in the homego-
ing of our loved one, Bob Smith.
We will truly miss him, but
have great consolation knowing,
that he is with our dear Lord in
Robert "Bob" W. Smith Family
MR. APPLIANCE I
OPENS NEW ,
GULF COUNTY. .
MR. APPLIANCE Corporation, the
nation's only national franchise in
the appliance service and repair
industry, opens local operations in
Gulf County this week. Michael
Latta, local owner, has attended '
Mr. APPLIANCE'S extensive train-
ing school held in Waco, Texas.
They were given in-depth instruction in profession
satisfaction, safety and maintenance programs. T
will operate at optimum performance for both resi
Michael, says "Mr. APPLIANCE is dedicated to pr
the training I received, from the professional staff
The local Mr. APPLIANCE operation is part of a r
The home office is located in Waco, Texas where
Michael and wife Maxine, stated, "I'm delighted tc
forward to offering 24 hours 7 days a week service
weekends or holidays, and we offer a Senior Citi2
service to our customers and we look forward to I
Mr. APPLIANCE is located at St. Joe B
Please call Michael Latta or David
OFF APPLIANCE REPAIR I
Does Not Apply to Diagnostic Fee
Offer not valid with other offers.
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Highway 71 South, Blountstown, Florida
Phone 850-674-8645 Fax 850-674-1335
IS NOW UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
of Robert E. Young (owner of Corr-innerpack)
For All Your Styrene Foam Nieeds
Please' Call or Fax Us.
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retraces the journey of the Apostle
Beach Baptist Chapel will be
hosting the Community Gospel
Sing on October 25. The sing will,
begin at 6 p.m., ET.
"Celebration" will begin the
sing and will be followed by
singers and groups from through-
out the area.
Following the sing, there will
be a time of fellowship and finger
foods will be available. Everyone
is invited and welcome to partici-
pate. Attend and enjoy the fun
and make a joyful noise unto the
For more information about
the sing, please call Pastor David
Nichols at 647-5026.
The Port St. Joe First Church
of the Nazarene will be celebrating
its 1997 Homecoming this
Sunday, October 12th. A com-,
bined morning worship service
will begin at 10:30 a.m., with Rev.
Norman Clayton, from Cherokee"
Village, Arkansas, as the guest-
A delicious carry-in dinner
will follow the morning service,
and old-fashioned gospel singing
will begin at 2:00 p.m. The regu-
larly scheduled Sunday evening
service will be cancelled.
The church extends a cordial
invitation for all to join with them
for this joyous day.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1997 PAGE 7B
Une 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.
:: T esday at 11:00 a.m. -:
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.
Would you like to be paid for oc-
casional shopping assignments
at local stores & restaurants, es-
pecially if you live within a 25
mile radius of Port St. Joe? To
request an application, send a
cover letter, including name, ad-
dress & phone number to: Shop /
n Chek, Attn: FPD 980, P. O. Box
740045, Atlanta, GA 30374-0045
(send;the ad) or visit our web site
at shopnchek.com and send us
an email including your name,
address, phone number & FPD #
-I 71 St. Joe
T1 Communications, Inc.
i Looking for a career in the
fast paced world of digital
Have we got Ithe
opportunity for you.
St. Joe Communications seeks a highly
:motivated accountant forour gulf coast
,location. You will assist in year end close,
,general ledger accounting, accounts
,payable and special projects, including-
'budgeting and. review and preparation
of financial statements.
,We prefer a degree individual with
,experience in Word Perfect and spread-
We seek an -individual with the flexibility
*.to work overtime peak periods and we
,offer a highly competitive benefit pack-
.age including: 401-K and immediate
Healthcaree. Please write us at the address
below with your salary requirements and
information on 6our background and
;experience. Join the leader.... join St. Joe
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P 0. Box 1007
Port St Joe, FL 32457.
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ROBIS, Box 13624, Panama City, FL
34201. 4tp 10/9
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 income
guidelines. For more information,
please call 229-8466. The Gulf
County Sr. Citizens are an equal op-
portunity employer. Applications may
be picked up at the senior center in
Wewahltchka located' on East River
Road near the Kids Center.
JOB NOTICE: The Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners will accept
applications for the following position
at Wewa Ambulance:
Florida State Certified EMT
Applications can be picked up and'
will be received at the Gulf County'
Ghief Administrator's Office, 1000 5th
Street, ,Port St. Joe, Florida 32456,
Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. 5:00
p.m., E.T., Applications will be re-
ceived thru .October 15, 1997, 5:00
p.m., E.T. If you have any questions,
please contact Don Butler, Chief Ad-
ministrator, (850) 229-6111. Gulf
County enforces a Drug Free Work-
tplace Polcy'and is an Equal Opportu-
nity/Affirnative Action Employer.
/s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk
/s/Nathan Peters, Jr., Chairman
WANTED DOVE HUNTERS: shoot
dove over bush hogged off cornfield,
$50 per person or $10 per day. Bill
Ayers Farm, 10 miles west of Blount-
stown, on Hwy. 275, 2.5 miles from.,-
275-20 intersection. 229-6666 or
674-4127. 2tp 10/2
YEAR END CLOSEOUT on All Snap-
per Mowers. No down payment, no in-
terest, no payment until May '98. Call
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc., at 227-2112.
1995 Dutchman pop up camper with
air condition. $4,300. Call 647-3242
after 5, eastern time. ltc-10/9
Spear gun, $30; aluminum boat an-
chor, $50. Call 227-2049. ltc 10/9
2 refrigerators, 2 bathroom fixtures,
good used carpet and a sofa. Call for
more Information 648-8278.
Garden Club cookbooks, members' fa-
vorite recipes, $10 each. See a mem-
ber or call 229-6065, 227-1278 or
Must sell 3 arch style steel buildings.
Customer cancelled order. 25x26,
40x54. Ready for immediate delivery.
Call 1-800-341-7007. No reasonable
offer refused. Serious inquiries only.
Custom made Apalachicola Northern
SW7 engine, only 1 left at St. Joe
Hobby, 227-3434. Itc 10/9
Air conditioner for sale, 2800 btu,
$200 or best offer. Call 229-9741.
Sears 11 1/2 hp Briggs & Stratton
riding lawn mower, $50, cost of repair
parts $58.23. Call 229-8859.
FLOORING CHERRY HARDWOOD.
In boxes, ready to install, must sell.
874-2302. 2tp 10/2
from our own
LAWN 8 GARDEN '
302-B Reid Ave.
Single bed, $45, Brother electric type-
writer with correction and memory,
$25; medium dog house, $5; Singer
portable sewing machine $30; Tracker
exercising machine, $25, CSA Alpine
Tracker; box of toys, for little tykes,
$7. Joyce Meyer Christian cassette
tapes, from $10 to $20 a set. Call
227-3315. Itp 10/9
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.
THE HOUSE DOCTORS. tfc 10/2
Miniature beagles, tri-color, ready to
go, 1 female left, $50. 647-3155.
Female 5-6 month part Calahula
hound, has markings like a tiger.
Beautiful dog. Owners moved, left her
behind; Was found starving, very
sweet dog. Call Jenny, 647-4047.
FREE to good home. Half daschund,
half cocker spaniel, male, 2 years old,
loves children. Call 229-6393, leave
message. ltc 10/9
RESCUED PUPS, beautiful, friendly
little babies need loving home. 1/2
lab, 1 male, 1 female. Please help.
Call Jenny 647-4047. 2tc 10/9
ROTATIONAL worming is NOW avail-
able for dogs. Alternate HAPPY JACK
TRIVERMICIDE & LIQUID-VICT 2X
monthly. Safer, more effective. BAR-
FIELD'S LAWN & GARDEN 229-2727.
Beat the heat. Kill fleas and ticks on
dogs & cats with HAPPY JACK DD-
33 FLEA/TICK MIST. Trigger spray.
Biodegradable. Barfield's Lawn & Gar-
den, 229-2727. 4tc 9/18
AKC registered lab puppies, chocolate
and yellow, $100. Call 229-8978 after
5:00 p.m. tfc 9/4
Gulf Aire, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, double
garage. excel. cond., $134,000. Peli-
can WValk Real Estate, 647-3155.
TRADES & SER~ VIC[ES
Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
, Mobile 899-0219 or 899-0218
Commercial or Residential
, Large or Small, We Do Them All!
S. Spring Cleaning
Weekly Cleaning Office Cleanlng
For more Information call Darlene at
653-9527. If no answer
please leave message. atp /2a8
C. J.'S Latwn
FULL LAWN SERVICE
BRUSH CUTTING f LANDSCAPING
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Clyde Sanford (904) 648-8492
Alcoholics Anonymous. Surfside Se-
renity Group, meets Mon.. Wed. Fri.,
at 7:30 p.m. CSTat 1st United Metho-
dist Church, 22nd St., Mexico Beach.
Women's open AA meeting, 12 noon
Average Stump $10.00
A-I Tree Service &. Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
Catherine L. Collier
.Independent Sales Representatfve
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
BOB'S PAINT &
29. Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body ,3 Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
FL License ER 0010992, RA0054218,
Peewe Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
state Uc. #RA0066486 229-COOL
1' "f rTHE CABINET
Custom Kitchen and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner
580 Palmnetto Dr., Overstreet
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (904) 648-4088
~,pw J'ere, Before O. ociday Season!!
* Complete Refinishing* Complete Upholstery
THURSDAYFRIDAY & SATURDAY
PUMP REPAIR& SALES LICENSED & INSURED
H & VM IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
HAL KEELS FREE 229-2738
JAMES WILEY ESTIMATES 227-7205
Rir Conditioning --/ Phillip McCroan
Heating Ice Machines Owner & Operator
Coastal Service Company
Commercial & Residential
(904) 229-6907 Office
Port St., Joe, FL 32456 (904) 227-5373 Mobile
Ken Hicks Residential/Commercial
Carpet Water Damage
Upholstery Odor Control
Free Estimates, Call Anytime 648-8258
LICENSED BONDED INSURED
'9^ Carpet and
(904) 229-9663 (904) 827-2826
A four bedroom, 2 bath aluminum
siding home with two worksheds on
approximately 2 acres of land in
Wewa. Asking $46,000. Call 639-
3338. 4tp 10/9
High and dry lot on Marvin Ave.
75'x150', pecan, trees, grape vine,
$16,000. 227-1593 after 6.
House for sale, 3 bedroom, 1 bath,
225 Redflsh Street, Highland View.
Payoff plus closing costs. Call 647-
3853 for details. 4tc 10/9
Two bdrm., 1 ba. mobile home for
sale on'l 1 1/2 lot at Beach Hill. Owner
financing. $35,000. $5,000 down.
New appliances, new air cond. Call
Billy Carr, 227-2020 or 227-6556.
303 Redfish St., 3 bdrm., 1 ba., fish-
ing community cottage, fp, fenced
yard, front porch, storage shed, cor-
ner lot,I blocks away from St. Joe Bay,
minutes from beach. handyman's de-
light. Only $25,000. 850-576-6541,
leave message. 5tc 10/2
5 1/2 cres, high and dry, 1/2 pas-
ture, 1/2 woods. 827-2415.
3 bdrm., 1 ba. house, central heat/
air, 1087 sq. ft. of living area, carport,
Irrigation well and pump. Lot size
100x160, 1624 Palm Blvd. Reduced
to $69,500. 227-1"280. 4tc 10/2
House for Sale: 2 bdrm., 1 ba. vinyl
siding, septic tank, all utilities hooked
up, 9235 Cockles Ave., Beacon Hill.
850-592-5071. 5tp 10/2
16'x80'! 1996 mobile home and 5 1/2
acres for sale. 827-2415. 2tc 10/2
Perfectly kept 2 bdrm/den or third
bdrm 2 bath home by Gulf of Mexico.
ApproxJ 1750 sq. ft. Too many ameni-
ties to list. Call for details & appt. by
owner. 229-8674. tfc 9/28
Nice spacious 3 bdrm., 2 ba. manu-
factured home on. Ig. lot in good
neighborhood, located on St. Joe
Beach. Many extras including wash-
er/dryer, storage bldg. $73,000. 647-
8081. tfc 9/28
3 bdrm;, 1 ba. house w/fireplace, cen.
h&a on 1/2 acre lot at Howard Creek.
$35,000. 827-2128. tfc 9/28
BY OWNER: Seller Mouvated! 3 BR
Spanish style house with large pool In
Port St. Joe. nice neighborhood.
$69,500. 229-2580 or 229-9292.
tfc 1 0/2
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 10/2
Bay front home, executive 3 bedroom,
2 bath, fully furnished, immaculate.
227-75,06. tfc 10/2
1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready to
move onto. $16,000.
Owner financing with
Call Billy Carr,
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.
For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround "
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
util. shed'. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 10/2
Two bay view lots on Marlin St., High-,
land View. Septic tank in. $19,000 for
both. Call Rosasco Realty at 227-
1774. eow 7/17
8113 Coquina Dr.
Beautiful 1996 custom built home.
3 bd / 2 bath, large 2 car garage,
corner lot, tile throughout, many
William Whittington, Host
Beautiful town home, Barrier Dunes,
completely redone. Can see ocean
from all 3 decks. Many extras, some
furniture stays.. Call 227-3351.
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 orn227-1773. tfc 10/2
Say Y ayoSaw It ImV Tfie Sir
Deadline: Tuesday at 11:00.
Call 227-1278 to place yours.
QUALITY* AFFORDABLE PROMPT SERVI CE
of Port st. Joe, Inc.
Phone 227-1278 or 229-8997
308 Williams Ave. Port St. Joe
1100 N. 15th St. Mexico Beach 648-4657
or Leave Message
PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1997
AUCTION Friday, 7 p.m.
EDT at Port Theatre, PSJ.
Wade Clark Auctions,850-
10% Buye's Premium.
AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743, t. 10/2
Space Available in Antique Mall
at old Port Theatre in the center of
downtown, Port St. Joe, FL. $1.00
per sq. ft. plus 10% handling fee OR
rent a display case (while they lasti,
Call Wade Clark Auctions,
1994 Nissan Quest XE 7 passenger
van, 27,000 miles, loaded, V-6, show-
room condition. $16,750. 648-4611.
1989 Voyager mini-van, $2,400 obo.
227-3663 or 229-6790. Itc 10/9
1992 Mercury Sable GS, $4,900. Call
and leave a message, 850-653-9243.
1980 Ford 4 cyl., air cond., 58k miles,
$1,000. Call 647-3242 after 5 eastern
time. Itc 10/9
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LT, excel.
cond., V8, power windows, power
seats, c.d. player, leather seats, run-
ning boards, loadedil Low mileage.
Call 639-5773, or 639-2578. tfe 10/2
1994 Dodge cargo van. white, good
condition, air cond., am/fm cassette.
cruise, $11,000 obo. See on week-
ends, 648-4648. tfc 10/2
1991 15' fiberglass boat/drive on
trailer, ext. bow, 2 swivel seats, live
well, and gun rack. $900. 227-7351.
1976 200 hp Johnson, runs but sat
for over a year, no corrosion. $1,495
obo. Call 647-3817. 2te 10/2
14' fiberglass boat with trailer, rebuilt
15 hp Evinrude. $1,200. 648-5840.
20 ft. Sea-Ray Mercrulser troll line
and trailer, all electronic. $3.500. Pro-
Line bass boaL 1 15' Einrude PT & T,
and trailer. $2,500. 647-4047.
Large one bedroom 8th St. apartment,
$70 week, furnished, includes utili-
ties. 227-2039 or 648-4338. Itp
Gulfaire.townhouse, 3 bdrm., 2 ba., 1
car garage, pool, tennis, dedicated
beach. Available November 1st. Call
648-4611. 2tp 10/9
Nice RV lot space for rent on south
side of Wewa. Water and elec. fur-
nished, $150 monthly or will nego-
tiate with part time residents. Call
648-5995 after 5 p.m. 2tc 10/9
For Rent: Brick 3/2 at Cape Planta-
tion. Lease or lease option. Call 352-
383-5524. 4tc 10/2
Mobile Home lot for rent: Hwy. 386A,
Mexico Beach, $875 per month. Call
1-800-659-0641. tfc 10/2
Mexico Beach: Beachsilde, completely
furnished, long-term, references & de-
posit required. 648-8005. tfc 10/2
Long Term Rentals: Unfurnished
house at Indian Pass, 1822 Indian
Pass Beach Rd, 3 bdrm,. 2 ba. St. Joe
Beach Coronado Townhouse #8, 2
bdrm., 1 1/2 ba., furnished complet-
ed. Call 227-1774. Rosasco Realty.
% For Rent or Sale, Howard Creek trail-
er with roof over, enlarged porch. Call
827-6019. tfc 10/2
One bdrm. furnished trailer, air
cond., washer/dryer, sleep sofa, com-
bo LR/DR area. Comer lot.648-4554.
Mobile home lot, call 229-8959 after 5
p.m., leave message. 2tc 10/2
For Rent: quaint building, clean,
small, easy to decorate, ideal for small
weddings, receptions, dinners, great
rates. For information call 227-1278,
or 227-1776. tfc 9/25
Available October 1, 1997, one bed-
room furnished apartment, $75 week.
229-2727 or 229-9000. tfc 9/25
Office space available on Reid Avenue.
Call 229-8899. 4t 9/18
2 bdrm. trailer, furnished, Douglas
Landing, 1st & last, fenced, quiet, fine
fishing two blocks. (850). 639-2026
evenings. 4tp 9/18
Very nice one bedroom apartment in
Port St. Joe, $310 month, $250 de-
posit. Call anytime, 229-6527.'
Apartment for rent, Hwy. 98, Mexico
Beach, Lg. upstairs 2 bdrm. cable,
water, garbage furnished, $500
month, $500 deposit. 1 year lease.
648-4384. tfc 10/2
2 bedroom furnished trailer in High-
land View, $200 month, $150 deposit.
227-1260. tfe 10/2
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.
3 bedroom, 3 bath, swimniing pool,
double car garage, 648-5328 or St.
Joe Beach, $750. 647-3461.
1,200 sq. ft. office space, located on
Hwy. C-30, $750 month, includes
utilities. Call 227-1774. tfc 10/2
Storage Units Now Availablel Bayou
Storage serves Cape San Bias, 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 10/2
One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill, rea-
sonable. Call 912-246-1250. tfc 10/
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 10/2
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm. ,
Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
*New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted.; No
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
For Rent: 1402 Long Ave. 2
bdrm., 1 ba.,\dining room, 1g.
breakfast area, cen. h&a, wa-
ter & garbage paid. $375
month plus deposit. 227-
5443, leave message.
3000 f. on Reid Ave. with
private parking lot. Will finish
building to suit upscale office
complex. Call George Duren,
227-1291 or 229-6031, leave
Safe 'N Dry Storage
302-B Reid Ave., PSI, FL
Climate-controlled no mildew
RV mobile home lots for
rent. General store, laundro-
mat, fuel, bait, movie rentals
on location. 1 mile to public
boat ramp, Dead Lakes. The
For Rent: Several beach front and gulf
view executive type homes and' town-
' homes available at off-season monthly
rates until April 1, 1998. For com-
plete details call Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach, Inc. 648-5777 or 1-
800-874-5073. tfc 10/2
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Afforda-
ble housing for the elderly and the
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
LOST. Gold hoop earring w/2 green
stones, lost in downtown area. Is of
great sentimental value to owner. Call
229-6147. Itc 10/9
Yard Sale: Saturday, Oct. 11, 7 a.m. -
11 a.m. Toys, baby clothes and sup-
plies, 2102 Cypress Ave. ltc 10/9
Garage Sale/Craft Sale: Boys sizes
10, 12, 14, rowing machine exerciser,
camper shell, mower for parts, kitch-
en items, ladies' shoes, decorative
items, jewelry, perfume, satellite sys-
tem, craft items include birdhouses,
southwester, victorian, folk art and
nautical. Saturday, Oct 11, at 8:00
a.m., 253 Charles Ave., White City.'
Yard Sale: 1005 Marvin Ave., Port St.
Joe, 8:00 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11.
Yard Sale: Saturday, October 11, 8
a.m. 1 p.m., 2001 Marvin Ave.
Moving Sale: Saturday, Oct. 11, 1911
Cypress Ave. Household Items, cloth-
ing, portable dishwasher, Precious
Moments figurines, and Mary Kay
products. 229-8540. Itp
3 Family Yard Sale: Saturday and
Sunday, Oct. 11 and 12, 8 a.m. until,
118 Magellan St., St. Joe Beach. Fur-
niture, also miscellaneous Items.
Quick Carport Sale: 3 families. Priced
to go. 106 Bellamy Circle, Port St
Joe, 9-1 Friday.
Yard Sale: 505 Nautilus Drive, Sea
Shores, St. Joe Beach, 7:30 noon,
Saturday. Itc 10/9
Yard Sale: Saturday, 8 to 12, 108
Hunter Circle. Itc 10/9
Helper Needed: Call 229-9663. Must
be strong & willing to work any
hours. Good pay. Leave name and
number if no answer. Itc 10/9
erty management office, requires cus-
tomer interface, good telephone skills,.
computer experience. Full time posi-
tion with benefits. Mexico Beach, Fan-
tasy Properties, Inc. Call 648-5146.'
Health Support Aide, Position
#80023. Send 'applications to Verna
Mathes, R.N., Gulf County Health
Dept., 502 Fourth St., Port St. Joe, FL
32456, phone: 227-1276. An Open
Competitive, Opportunity. This posi-
tion. is with the School Health Project,
70 hours biweekly, 10 months per
year. CNA with CPR and first aid cer-
tification preferred. Closing date to
accept applications is 10/14/97.
Auto mechanic, well trained for Marco
Island Resort, good pay, excellent op-
portunity. Call Ralph 941-642-8697.
Single mom looking for mature, de-
pendable babysitter for 3 children, 10
p.m. 8 a.m. Need references. Call
JoAnna, 648-8901. 2tc 10/9
Babysitter in Wewa, salary $100
weekly.. Some housekeeping. Must
have excellent references. Professional
Sitting Agency, 763-6832. 2tc 10/2
The Mexico Beach Contract Station is
looking for additional staff for its of-
fice at Mexico Beach. For more infor-
mation contact Alisa Duren at 1-850-
769-8995. Itc 10/9
JOB NOTICE: The Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners will accept
applications for the following position,
until 5:00 p.m., E.T., on Friday, Octo-
ber 10, 1997:
Gulf County Solid Waste Department,
Laborer, Full time/temporary.
Applications should be picked up and
submitted at the Gulf Count Mosquito
Control Dept., 1001 10th St., Port, St.
Joe, FL 32456, between the hours of
7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., E.T., Mon-
day through Friday. Must have a valid,
Florida Driver's License.
Gulf County enforces a drug-free
workplace policy and is an equal op-
portunity/affirmative action employ-
NATHAN PETERS, JR., CHAIRMAN
Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk
* Residential Customn Wood
* Commercial Industrial
A 8 R Fence
Fencitng and Conerete Work
Albert Relschmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (850) 647-4047
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. #EROO 013168 INSURED
Specializin in Rerf-of *
Single-Ply & Repairs
.Where Qualty Is Higher Than Prce'
For All of Your Minor Household
Repairs, Painting, and Lawn
Call (850) 648-5907 *
TLC Lawn Service
catering to All Your Lawn
Mowing. Trimming, Clean Outs, Mani-
curing, Spraying, Fertilizing, Landscaping
and Minor Sprinkler Repair.
Ref. Available. 229-6435
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
Interior & Exterior
Custom Bands & Cdins
No Styrofoam, Just
COINS BY THE BAYI
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus'. 229-6803.
Women's Support Group. Thurs-
days. 5:30 6:30 p.m., Wellness Cen-
ter, Third & Williams Ave. NO
CHARGE. New group in development.
Any interested women are encouraged
to attend. Details, call 227-1145.
Make those old wood floors
look like new. Don't replace -
Call Circle S Enterprise
827-6828, ask for Dusty
Auto Rates Have-
Call Hannon Insurance,
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-nII, Inc.
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORRGE \
5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
lea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Conlrol New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
[6 FAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
HIN21:f*Pf 9 I
0 I 0 NY-0k~ 77IN:=1l
T.V. B V.C.R. Sales
Zenith G.E RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service
We Service What We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
WeWa Serenity Group. Presbytei-an
Church, Hwy'. 71. Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.
Independent Marketing Rep. #119212
107 Sunset Circle Port St. Joe,
Woodman's Tree 8
Scott Woodman, Owner/Operator
Lic. #00349 '3tp 5/22
A-I OIL 8
Monday Friday, 9-6
Saturday 8-5 CST
COMPLETE OIL CHANGE
$1 8.95 plus tax
We Custom Bend Pipe for You.
Outboard Motor Repair.
Owned & Operated by Danny Clayton
133 S. 2nd St. Wewa
639-4174 or 639-4175
JOB NOTICE: The Gulf Cou ty,
Board of County Commissioners will
be accepting applications for the posti
tion of Mechanic I, Gulf County Mos-
quito Control Department, with the
On Board Diagnostics Speclalized
electronic training, R134 air-con., re-
frigerate training, R- 12 refrigerate re-
covery and recycling training, compe-
tence in engine repair, Fuel-injectilor
system competence, ABS and supple-'
mental restraint competence. knowl-
edge of hydraulic system, Diesel me?
chanic, Heavy equipment repair.
(idlers, sprockets, final drives, etc.),A
air brakes, Automatic transmission
Small engine repair, Welding cutting
Applications will be received -at
the Gulf County Mosquito Control De-
partment, 1001 Tenth Street. Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 227-1401k
Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. -,4:0(1
p.m., E.T. Applications will be re
ceived thru October 13. 1997.4:001
p.m., E.T. If you have any questions.
please contact Don Butler. Chief Ad-
ministrator, (850) 229-61 II. Gulf
County enforces a Drug Free Work-
place Policy and is an Equal Opportuwi
nity/Affirmative Action Employer.
/s/ Benny C. Lister. Clerk
/s/ Nathan Peters. Jr., Chairman
2t 10/2/97 *
APEr AsAPpIANCE ,rPa.R
Mr. Appliance offers expert
service on all major
MICROWAVES ICE MAKERS
ALL WORK IS GUARANTEED
Jeff Wood 227-1559
Lawn. Care, Edging, .
Odd Jobs, Insured
Fill Dirt / Sand
Top Soil Clay
Small Jobs A Specialty
LAWN 8 GARDEN
302-8 Reid Ave.
GULF COAST COATINGS
CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL PAINTING
Serving Gulf, Calhoun and Bay Counties
Licensed and Insured Sr. Discounts Free Estimates i
LIC.#RF0051042 RG0051008 ER 0011618''
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
free REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
-t--lj teS INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-68211,
7 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 DoorsJ-
Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass
< Office: 850-229-6018
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt *
Backhoe Dozer Front End Loader
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair
Une 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.
NOTE: NEW DEADLINE:
TUESDAY AT 11 A.M.
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