The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: June 25, 1998
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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' 50D HWY 431-.5


New Stop Signs About
Town Locations on Page 3A

Domestic Abuse
Seminar Page 11A
Wewa Vies for 7 &8
Year OlI District Title
Team Photos, Stats on Page 12A
Preach-A-Thon Page 2B
"Taking a Bite Out of
First of Series on Page 6B
Fla. Coast Places 2nd
Stats, Photo on Page .12A
Changes In election Law
See Page 3A

Area Law Enforcement
Activities Page 18

New Marine Fisheries
Rules See Details on Page 9A

County to



Local Forest
Fires Containecd
Firefighting crews appeared
to have a large forest fire approxi-
mately five miles east of Port St.
Joe contained after four days of
battling the blaze, according to
forestry department representa-
tive Ronnie Taylor.
The blaze has charred over
1,000 acres of St. Joe Company
woodlands near the Odena land-
ing. An army of firefighters. com-
plete with helicopters and air
tankers have fought the blaze
since Saturday as it raged
through the tinder-dry woodlands
and swamps in the area.
Gulf County commissioners
addressed the continued dry con-
ditions during Tuesday's board
Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson told
the board six forest fires had been
reported over the past few weeks
in the county with the one east of
St. Joe being the largest.
Nelson said the dry condi-
tions still existed in the county
and the biggest concern at this
time was Fourth of July fireworks.
Both Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka plan to shoot July
4th fireworks displays over water
(See FIREWORKS on Page 3)

All fiv
Joe Rish,
noon me(
and three
City c

On Six Items Presented Thursday by Local City Fats
'e Port St. Joe city commissioners and city attorney, Billy eration from St. Joe officials to achieve various projects
travelled to Jacksonxille last week for a Thursday after- around the community.
eating with Peter Rummell, CEO of the St. Joe Company,. "It was a very productive meeting," Mayor Johnny Linti
e division vice-presidents of the company. "Mr. Rummell was very interested in the needs of our area
commissionerss carried a list of six items and sought coop- helping us achieve them,"

I .. v --
City commissioners mpet,with. 'Joe company executives last Uiursday in Jacksonville to discuss future plans for the City of
Joe. Shown from left are: Conimink Charles Tharpe: BiliMason, pe president, commercial & industrial division: Steve Inshaw, as
David Fitch, senior vie9. president ecial& industrial divssst1on ter Rummell, CEO oft4ho St. Joe Company; city attorney B
Rish; Malcolm Jones. senior vice pr tMayor Johnny Lintoh; and C-(mmissioners Damnon'lYNaliJr.;. David Horton;' and-Jer4'y

Voters to Decide "Bed Tax'

County Commission Takes A Long Look at Sauls Creek Road Repc

It looks like Gulf County vot-
ers are going to get the
opportunity to voice their opinion
on the institution of a bed tax in
the unincorporated areas of Gulf
Commissioners Tommy Knox
moved to place the Issue on the
November general election ballot
allowing voters- to help commis-
sioners decide the issue.
"It's a tax charged to and paid
by only visitors to the area that
will help pay for tourist-related
development.," Knox said. -
A bed tax or tourist develop-
ment tax is charged against short
term visitors' (in this case. 31
days or less) motel or rental fees
while visiting Gulf County.
Gulf County's closest neigh-
bor. Mexico Beach, recently
passed a bed tax proposal,
spurring Gulf County commis-
sioners to begin discussion of a
similar move In Gulf County'.

. Commissioners Knox and
Billy Traylor spoke out in favor of
the tax, stating funds would be
used to furtherdevelop and main-
tain parks, boat ramps, and other

Boating Accident
David Ferguson and his son.
Bobby. had departed last Friday
night on a fishing trip when sud-
denly a storm stirred up in the
area and resulted in their boat
The fishermen spent the
night staying afloat and swim-
ming, until being found in the
morning hours near Eagle
Both accident victims were.
taken to Gulf Pines Hospital for
exhaustion. Bobby Ferguson was
also treated for chemical burns on
the chest, received during the
night as he clung to the boat's gas
tank. .

similar projects that promote
They said the fees would
allow users of those facilities
(tourists) to help fund and main-
tain the services and take part of
the financial burden off county)
Commissioners voted 3-2 to
put the issue on the ballot with
Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr.
and John Stanley opposing the"
County Attorney Tim
McFarland told the board one of
the first steps that must be taken
is to appoint a Tourist Develop-
ment Committee as prescribed by
state guidelines.
it Is estimated the tourist
development tax could generate
approximately S40.000 in funds
for tourist development at a tax
'rate of 20b.

Sauls Creek Road Re
County commission
within 12.5% of having
they feel they can live
repair flood damage to th
Creek Road.
Emergency Manageme
Coordinator Marshall Nels
the board FEMA had ag
fund repairs to the Doc W
Road should it be further
aged while repair work an
ing activities traffic is ma
way to and from the Sauls
Road repair project.
Commissioners had sa
was a must because the,
not afford to do major repa
to the road should it be da
during the process.,
Board members Stan]
Knox voiced their concern
county' has to fund
S55,000 should the state n
(See BED TAX on


in and Those needs include selling or
leasing land to build a new Boy
on said. Scout Hut upon, purchasing
and in property to construction a
community ballpark complex, and
acquiring an area in the down-
town area for parking.
Cooperation in the extension of
I sewer service to St. Joe Beach, an
industrial park development along
Industrial Road and the
Intracoastal Waterway. and vari-
ous projects revolving around the
marina development were also

"Mr. Rummell

was very

interested in

the needs of

our area .
-Mayor Linton
In a nut shell, the St. Joe
executives agreed to help with all
six projects discussed, but a lot of
the details still remain to be
worked out in future negotiations.
City and county commission-
ers have been discussing extend-
ing sewer service beyond the city
limits of Port St. Joe to better uti-
I. Ize .the city's giant WWTP facility.
City attorney Rish pointed o0t
that nearly one-half of the pro-
posed sewer main line extension
toward St. Joe Beach would front
undeveloped property belonging
Poit St. to St. Joe. He .proposed ,to
assistant: Rummell the importance of sewer
tily Joe service to those properties and the
amnes. equity of St. Joe helping. fline,
tar photo the project. -
Mr. Rummell agreed that St.
,9 Joe would be willing to pay a pro-
portonate amount of the sewer
installation expense, but the tim-
S ing would have to be worked out.
Details of the service exten-
sion are still a long way from
airS being finalized, but St. Joe's
inclusion in the project will defi-
pairs nitely give it a shot in the arm.
a deal An industrial park, adjacent
with to to the Intracoastal Waterway
e Sauls along Industrial Road, has long
been a dream of city commission-
ent/91 1 ers. the Gulf County' Chamber of
son told Commerce. Port Authority mem-
reed to bers, and numerous others.
Vhitfield "We (St. Joe Company) want
*r dam- to be a catalyst for attracting
d haul- businesses." said David Fitch (Sr.
king its (See ST. JOES on Page 3)
s Creek
Wewa City Election
aid this.
V could The City of Wewahitchka will
ir work be holding an election on
amaged September 1st. Candidates for
Commissioner Groups 3 and 4
ley and must qualify- between noon on
n if the July 13th and noon July 17th.
nearly Qualifying fees are $29.50.
not pick Registration books for the election
will close on August 3rd at 5:00
Page 3) p.m.. ET.

12' 8" GatofrAttacks

Wewa Man Sunday

Wildlife Officer Bob Shipman and trapper James Kent, Jr. inspect the giant reptile at Kent's
Fur Company Monday.

Anthony Tony Flemming. 36,
of Wewahltchka, was not only the
first documented case of an alli-
gator attack on a human in recent
Gulf County history, but he lived
to tell about the bite from the
giant 12'8" reptile.
According to Colonel Robert
Miller of the Florida Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission,
the attack took place, shortly
before dark Sunday evening.
Miller reported that Flemming
had gone for a swim in the
Chipola River, entering the water
at Sportsman's Lodge and swim-
ming downstream toward Cox's
Flemming reportedly heard or
felt the presence of the gator while
swimming on his back. When he
looked back, Flemming saw what
he thought was an 8' to 10' alliga-

tor closing in on, him.
The gator clamped down. On
Flemming's right hand. Miller
reported that Flemming began
screaming, kicking, and hitting
the gator with his free hand.
Flemming told Miller the
gator let go of his hand at that
point, then came back at him
again, but went under the water
before continuing the attack.
Flemming was able to make
his way to the river's bank where
Eric Gray and his wife, Amanda,
heard his calls for help while
passing by, and picked him up.
Flemming's thumb was bro-
ken during the encounter, along
with a one inch gash to it and
puncture wounds to the web of
his hand. He was treated for his
injuries at Bay Medical Center.
Wildlife officers Bob Shipman
and Robert Miller arrived on the

scene within minutes of being
notified of the attack and investi-
gated the incident.
Alligator trappers from Kent's
Fur Company were called in to
catch the gator. They located and
killed the 12'8", approximately
600 pound gator around 11:30
Sunday evening.
Miller said in his 20 years
with the Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission in Gulf
County, he couldn't recall any
reports of gator attacks on
humans in the county.
Game commission represen-
tatives noted that alligator attacks
on humans are rare, but swim-
mers should use caution when
swimming in areas where gators
are known to roam. They also
advised against swimming during
or near nightfall when gators are
most active.

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The Star


Right Move

A FEW WEEKS AGO, we asked for patience with the make-
up of our new Port St. Joe City Commission, since it had at least
two members who had never served in any elective capacity be-
fore and would probably stumble a few times before they became
familiar with the territory.
Well, it seems as if we were overly anxious about their total
abilities, and would be more able than we thought to deal with
their duties in an accomplished fashion.
They have made the right decision on their own on their inl-
tial task to "get something done", and come to an understanding
with the St, Joe Company. You see, nothing has changed in this
respect; The vast majority of land in these parts is still owned by
St. Joe'Paper Company's successor and the commission must
consider its plans for their property before the city can make
major plans on its own.
THE ENTIRE COMMISSION loaded up in a' vanr last
Wednesday and took off for Jacksonville to' find out. first hand,
Just how the company's plans would conflict with its own and
what sort of cooperation the city could expect from the compara-
tively new company, with its new leadership.
To their surprise, the commission found out that the St. Joe
Company was more than willing to cooperate with. the city in
most of its plans for improvement. They queried the president.
Peter Rummell, in an hour-long conference, about just what re-
action they could expect in six different, specific areas of 'im-
provement before the commission attempted to bring the chang-
es about. Rummell, and the company, was more than receptive
on five of the changes and willing to go along to as'much of an
extent as they could in the other. It was still too much in the
nebulous stage for a definitive yes/no answer.
THE COMMISSION WENT AS a group, all in one accord,
with their attorney as their spokesman. They didn't have five dif-
ferent agendas, nor did they argue over what they did and didn't
want. Rummel Isaw they were united in their requests and plans
and was found to be agreeable and cooperative.
Of course, Rummell didn't offer the commission a blank
check, nor did they ask for one. The commission expressed a
willingness for the city do its part in any act of improvement
they instigated. We don't suspect Rummell. nor the St. Joe Com-
pany gets that kind of rapport with everyone. It's more like a re-
quest for the company to act like Santa' Claus. rather than a
simple request for information as to their wishes, so the city can
proceed with a sense of cooperation.

Thanks Frank!

THE CITY IS LOSING THE services of its supervisor of pub-
lic works. Frank Healy. who is retiring from his position. Frank
is advancing in age, and we suspect, feels he needs to quit such
an active position. Frank is leaving several activities still in the
on-going stage; mainly the job of developing a self supporting
Sgarbage.program which is also affordable to the city's-citizens.
-This has been Healy's main project for the past four 'r tive
years, incorporating recycling of Just about every form of garbage
the city produces. He has secured facilities to dispose of all types
of disposables. He has developed a system to create compost of
the city's table and organic garbage into a saleable product.
The only thing which might cause us, as a city, problems is
the operation on a continuous basis of the compost operation. It
has prospects of being the crowning jewel of Healy's ideas, which
have been solutions of a very tough problem.
THE CITY HAS BEEN ADEQUATELY led in coming up with
a solution for its garbage problem at an affordable cost. The city
still has, and anticipates for the future, the lowest collection and
disposable rate of any city in this immediate vicinity, with just a
little effort on the' part of its governing board over the past six or
eight years, even though it was a little troublesome. It still fur-
nished pick-up twice a week for residential customers and up to
five days a week'for-commercial customers.
Along with'this, is trash pickup- on a timely basis. This is
costing us money. but the taxpayers are absorbing the cost,
which they are able to absorb due to an economical operation.
This-Is all-due to the management 9f Frank Healy and his ex-
pertise. We thank you for seeing us through a difficult period of
L time without the city being in danger from penalties, fines, as-
sessments, or threats from the state orfederal entitles.

SHunsker Down With Kes by-Kesley Colbcrrib

I One Down-Four T(
" *'TwresUting and the racing arid the I don't know about the others.
.mashed potato throwing contest J6zsef ain't doing no heavy pack-
.. ing. I can see that. Joey missed a
.. .cur.,ew .1l o., n.n ana n. saw...

'Listen, I've been trying to ",thin
'em out" over at .my house., for
months'.:rie got an up close and
personal'inkling of what, those
quintuplet's parents go through.
Privacy definitely gets lost in
the shuffle and the noise and the
" :' i -".^ 1- ,.'.*.' :, ., ., ,, ,

I kept asking Cathy ifth ose
foreign exchange students were
ever going to leave! School's been
out for weeks! Have we adopted
these people'?
We can make mayhem now in:
three different languages.
Hagen was the first, to
announce his departure. 'Couarse,
his mother had to fly over here,'
from Germany to get him.

curlew the other night and ne saw
a side of me he didn't know exist-
ed. Josh and Jesse were on their
hands and knees laughing. They'
assured J6zsef he was a bona fide
member of the family now. ....
Kurt is from Panama City. If
that isn't a foreign country there
ain't a cow in Texas. I don't know
how he got here. He was coming to
the church as our youth minister
on the weekends-and the next


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) Go!

thing I know he's sleeping full time
on our couch. Kurt picks up his
clothes! And puts dishes in the
sinkl He's making the rest of us
look pretty bad. We're trying to get
him to tone that "help out" stuff
down a little.
We post the phone bills on the
refrigerator. I can get three of the
five to pay some of the bill .
some of the time. We take a num-
ber for the bathroom. We eat in
shifts. We sleep in beds, on floors,
on cots, couches, love seats .e
have mail call and assigned
I eat free at McDonald's. they
think I'm the bus driver.'
And you ought to try to park
over at our house! We get phone
calls from people wanting to know
the price on the gold Honda or the
blue pick-up. Folks will pull up in
a 1970 Pinto and want to talk
trade . .
Josh tries to be the big broth-
er for the group. Hagen can talk a
"little". Kurt, is the "eternal" opti-
mist. J6zsef is quiet and serious,
and loud and fuyny. Jesse is ....
Jesse. He wantsI everybody to be
happy and everything to "fit". He
puts everyone in the house before
Cathy cooks. Cathy cooks.
Cathy cooks.
And I've just listed the regu-
lars. I'm not counting the twelve
college friends Josh brought down
for a week or the girl Kurt "flew in"
from West Virginia or Jesse's fish-
ing buddies or J6zsefs track
friends or Hagen's mom or the
church youth .....
My little brother stopped by for
a brief visit, "K. C., I haven't seen
this many people in one barracks
since Fort Bragg ,..."
So you can. understand my
glee, we've finally got someone
going "the other way". Or, as my
Dad would whisper when the
preacher and his extended family
would "sit a spell" after Sunday
lunch, "Son, it's about weeding out
tim e." .,. -
Hagenpulled:me aside.the-day
before. he, left, ."Kesley..1-, wil-lleave
some money in the bank for when
I come back. Will you take care of
my account for me?"
Yeah, sure. I know exactly
what he meant. I've been taking
care of two of those "one way,
accounts" for years .....
Cathy and I don't separate or
divide them .... they spend a lit-
tle time at the old ranch and they
become ours whether they want to
or not. We just move over and let
'em find a spot. Cathy hugs each
with equal enthusiasm. And
Hagen was easy to love ....
We stood beside the jammed
packed car on that final day and
all of a sudden I wasn't thinking
about that crowded house. We'd
'enjoyed the thrill and honor and
privilege of living with this young
man for nine months. Nine incred-
ibly short months!

We Were Born Before "Air Conditioning" Was A Viable Solution

40 YEARS AGO the type j '. .; meant getting along with our cou- cents; not Just used these coins tion gap today.
weather we are having now would : ... sins. as change or a bill of a larger de- "But, WE SURVIVEDIII Wha
have been tough! Admonitions on CT i We thought fast food wvas nomination. For one nickel you better reason to celebrate!"
how to beat the heat would have .. what you ate during Lent. and could ride a streetcar, make a
been altogether different than : Outer Space was the back of the phone call, buy a cup of coffee, a DID YOU REALIZE .that th
rninr t sta Inde where it ..... r Coke, a Pepsi and still get two .. __ .... ,i ,

is air conditioned, or don't be ac-
tive for an extended period of
time outside.
There was no such thing as
almost universal, air-conditioning.
: All our air conditioning was fur-
nished by muscle power and
cardboard fans-even at' curch.
We knew it was hot, but we just:
lived with it. -' '
People have come up ith dif-
ferent documents pointing out
how good we have. It now; how we
didn't think we needed them back
then, but couldn't'get along with-
out them now.
I remember when we didn't
have air conditioning, but I don't
remember when we didn't need
air conditioning: when weather
. like we have been having now
didn't make us all uncomfortable.

ment, the other day, comparing
the then. with the now, in an at-
tempt to make everyone thankful
for what they have now to, finish
the good life. '
The piece was entitled, "For'
All Those Born Before 1945". It
covered the waterfront, from tele-
vision to thinking you needed a,
.husband :to -have a, baby. It
bragged about the fact that in
spite of our lifestyle, we survived!
The text of the article went
like this: .
'We were born before televi-
sion, before penicillin, before po-

lio shots, frozen foods, Xerox,
plastUc. contact lenses, frisbees
and the PILL. We were before ra-
dar, credit cards, split atoms, la-
ser beams and ballpoint pens.
- Before pantyhose, dishwashers,
clothes dryers, electric blankets,
air conditiorners, drip dry clothes.
... and before man walked o4 the
moon. -
'We got marred first: and
theiri ; lived together. How quaint
can you be? In our time, clbsets
were for clothes, not for "coming
out of. Bunnies were' small rab-
bits, and rabbits were not Volks-
wagens. Designer jeans vwere
scheming girls named Jean, and
having a meaningful relationship

Port Theatre. we were UeiUore
house husbands, gay rights, com-
puter dating, dual careers and
commuter marriages. We were be-
fore daycare centers, group thera-
py and nursing homes. We never
heard of FM radio, tapedecks,;
electronic typewriters, artificial'
hearts, word processors, yogurt
and guys wearing earrings-
espetially guys wearing earrings;
For us, tirmeLsharing meant to--
getherness ,. not computersor,
condominiums. A chip meant a
piece -of wood. ,Hardware meant'
hardware, and softwaree wasn't
even a word.
"Back' fen, "Made In Japan"
meant junk and the term "making
out" referred to how you did on
your' exam. -Pizzas, 'McDonalds
and Instant coffee were unheard
of,. We hit-the scene where there
were 5 and. 10 centstores, where
you bought things for' five and ten

cents back on the empty bottle or
enough stamps to mail one letter
and two penny postcards. You
could buy a new Chevy coupe for
$600 but, who could'afford
.one? A pity too, because gas was
-only 11 ,cents a gallon,. ,'
"In our younger days, grass
was' mowed,' COKE was a: cold ,
drink and POT was something
you cooked in. ROCK MUSIC was
a grandma's. lullaby and, AIDS
were helpers in the principal's of-
fice. We were certainly not;before
the difference between the sexes'
was discovered, but we,~were
surely.before the. sex change. We-
made do with what we had. And
we were the last generation that'
was so .dumb as to thlnk you
needed a husband to have a
"No wonder we are so con-
fused and there is such a genera-



number ol ,changes consisea oi
so many differences between now
and then?
Why. Just in the number of
years I have been at The Star, car-
bon paper has been replaced by
carbonless paper and ,copy 'ma-
'chines. Justt the other daywe had
to tell a customer that it. was
cheaper to Just replace a formerly
top-of-the-line electric typewriter
than it was to repair it; that is, if
the parts were still available and
technicians could be found. ,
S I remember my first TV set. It
was a "giant" 17 Inch black' and
white-and snowy--Sylvania.
< Best of all ,it Was the discov-
ery of penicillin which cared me
of a childhood disease which had
tte 'doctors buffaloed for' two
years. I got the first dose to come
to town.
"Viva la change!"

S USPHS 51] 880
Published Every Thursday.at 304-308 Williams Ayenue,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe,,Inc. ;
Second Class Postage, Paid-ao Port St.-Joe, FL
Wesley R. Ramsey :. Edio & Publisier, Preiident
William' H. Ramsey -.. .. :. .. :Y. ;,-,ice, President,
Frenchie Ramsey . Treasurer, Office Manager
Shirley Ramsey ....... Graphic Design/Bookkeeper

S' Postmaster: -" '
Send Address Change to:
-Post Office Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
, Phone (850) 227-1278


TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not hold themselves liable fcr damage further that
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken wor 'ii given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word 'thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the 'printed word remains. f

St. Joseph Bay -
Date Time Ht. Time Ht,
June 26 11:31 a.m. H 1.1 10:08 p.m. L -0.8
SJune27 12:09 p.m. H 0.9 10:41 p.m. L -0.7
June, 2' 12:41 p.m: H 0.7 11:d2 p.m. L -0.5
June 29 1:04p.m. H 0.5 11 Cp.m.'L -0.3
June.30 12:56 p.m. H 0.3 10:4,0 p.m. L. -0.2
-- July 1 9:21 a.m. H 0.2 9:33 p.m.1,. -0.1
July 2 7:20 a.m. H 0.3 7:04 p.m. L -0.2

. y Wesley Ramsey I




New Changes In State

Election Laws For Voters

Bed Tax
up the county's portion (12.5%) of
matching fund to FEMA.
Governor Lawton Chiles is
considering GLtIf County's appli-
cation to the state exempting
them from the 12.59o matching
funds requirement and the state
picking up the full tab for the fees.
Commissioners agreed they
were ready to go ahead with the
road repairs providing the state
approves the application.
Nelson said several high
water crossings were designed
int the Sauls Creed Road repair
project. HE- said those crossings
should allow flood waters to pass
over the road with minimal dam-
-, age to the roadway during future
flood events.
Sea Oats Returning Home
S' Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford toldi board members
Coastal Native Plants had notified
him that 20,000 sea oat plants
were being returned to Gulf
County for local beach restoration
Dr. John Hovanesian ard~hlis
crews collected'sea6oat seeds from
S"'Gulf County last year-,to'germi-
nate seedlings for statewide
restoration projects. Part of his
agreement with the county to be
allowed to harvest the seeds was
to return a portion of that harvest
in plant seedlings.
Danford said the' plants
i would be made available to
beachside property owners wish-
ing to replant sea oats on their
property. Residents interested in
receiving the plants should con-
tact Danford's office to be placed
on a waiting list for distribution.
Fire Works Continue
As they have for the past sev-
&. :eral 'board meetings, a group; of
citizens and Commissioner John
f. Stanley continued their line of
, questioning concerning the
p paving *of Castlewood Lane and
-4 whether it was, or-! was not,. a
county roadway. '.' **,r.; "
The issue filtered more
toward* board attorney Tim
SMcFarland with Commnissioner


S ^ r (Fromn Page 2)
Cathy wouldn't cry in front of
him. 1 knew that from experience.
She would "hold on" until he was
out of sight.
I was kinda going over the
checklist. "Me n Lieber Herr Haug,
you've got the two baseball gloves,
,.and the bat, and all four.,caps, and
-Cyour, Pony turf shoes, and your
cleats, and, your pruning shoes.
and don't .forget, your -batting
j1! gloves, and here's a couple of extra
balls." .' ,
Cathy had pointed out numer-
ous times this morning that they
don't even .play baseball in,
i .:Germany. But.1I wanted him to be
h; ready just in cse... ...
"She -wanted him to have more -
room for the "little things" she was'
sending along. -I.figured if the. rest,
e_ of the boys "took off', as much as,
in Hagen, by the time they all left,
:'t we'd be down to one t.v., a kitchen
chair, the small yellow dish towel.
. and a-Mammoth Cave size
cauldron of precious memories.
Ori the third good-bye hug I
saw the tears start down Cathy's
f Amazing.
It was just a German going
back home for.goodness sakesl
I'm getting too old for this. And
I'll tell you what, if you think I'm
going to stand out here all summer
1 and repeat this scene .... .:W
You Know Me Pretty Well,


Stanley. James Taunton, David
Taunton and Marion Hough aim-
ing several questions and a few
,accusations against him.
Commissioners Knox and
Traylor left the board meeting
during the public comment ses-
sion, apparently exasperated with
the continued line of questioning.
"I'd like for someone to move
to cancel the attorney's contract."
David Taunton said after Traylor's
Commissioner Stanley mo-
ved to give board attorney Tim
McFarland a written notice to
cancel his contract in 30 days as
spelled out in his contract. The
motion died for lack of a second.
Commissioner Peters then
moved to remove the newly enact-
ed five minute time limit on per-
sons addressing the board. The
motion passed 2- 1 with Commis-
sioners Stanley and Peters voting
in favor of the motion, while board
chairman Warren Yeager opposed.
,, In. Other Business
eThe board voted 3-2 to
-accept Phase [I of Gulf Aire
Subdivision as motioned by
Commissioner Knox.
Commissioners 'Stanley and
Peters opposed the motion.
*Decided to set July 11th as
the final day for flood debris pick-
up, as suggested by Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford.
*Heard a historic report from
Dave Maddoxon how the south-
end of Gulf County was first
placed under the eastern time
zone. Maddox said the area has
been using .eastern time for over
85 years..dating back to early rail-
road development in the south
end of the county.
C*Ralph Fisher, of Fisher's
Construction.. addressed the

Cont'd. from Page 1

board concerning accusations
made against his firm that con-
crete in the county's administra-
tion building was not up to code.
Those claims have since been dis-
proved, but Fisher said he felt he
was tried and convicted for a
problem that didn't exist.
"My business is construction,
not politics-1 feel like my busi-
ness has been used," he told the
Daniel Taunton had
approached the board at their last
meeting armed with pictures that
he said revealed the building's
slab was only 2" thick in some
areas. The board met with Fisher
the following morning at the con-
struction site and verified the slab
was built to code.
*The board approved using
S55,000 in S.H.I.P. funds to help
match a S550,000 CDBG grant
application for the City of
Wewahitchka and to allow a
$600,000 CDBG grant for the City
of Port St. Joe to include a small
portion of county land outside the
city's limits, as requested by
Julian Webb and Associates.
*The board held its second
public hearing on the county's
Comprehensive Plan Evaluation
and Appraisal Report Ordinance
before unanimously approving it'.



Frank Pate Park, Port St. Joe:
5:00 p.m. ET Activities include music and games
including three-legged race, sack race, hula hoop. and
seed spitting contest. There will be various food booths
available. At dark, the Port St. Joe High School ROTC will
present the flag in a special ceremony. Veterans will be hon-
ored with.special seating and recognition.
Lake Alice Park, Wewahitchka:
4:00 p.m. CT'Activities include a Kids Day theme with
activities such as a three-legged and sack race in which rib-
bons will be given for first, second, and third places. There
will be various food booths available. After the firework dis-
play, which will be set off by the Wewahitchka Volunteer Fire
Department, there will be a street dance until midnight.
Canal Park, Mexico Beach:
7:00 a.m. CT Activities will begin with a fishing tournament for
kids. Later on, there will be a sail boat race, a 5k run in which
applications will be available soon, a apple pie contest, and a
sand sculpting contest There will be live entertainment
throughout the day beginning at noon. Three trolleys will be
servicing participants with rides up and down Highway 98.
Volunteers are still needed to assist with various activities, if
interested or if' any questions, call Carol or Dana at 648-
3061. Be sure to purchase your Fourth of July T-Shirts and
\ tickets for prize giveaway. There are four major prizes,
including a Sony 8m Video camera, a pair of original art
* 1 prints by Sandy Mullis, six hour fishing trip aboard the
,ft Hannah Grace, and $200 cash.


According to Cora Sue
Robinson, Gulf County Siper-
visor of Elections, the Florida
Legislature has made significant
changes to the election laws. She
has expressed her desire for every
voter to be aware of the changes
that will be in effect for the
upcoming 1998 elections.
Before voting, every voter
must present a Florida driver's
license, Florida identification
card, or another form of picture
identification approved by the
Florida Department of State. If
you do not present picture identi-
fication, you will be required to

"St. Joes"
S forrom Page 1

Vice President in 'charge of
S.ommercial and Industrial
Rummell, Sr. Vice President
Malcolm Jones, and Fitch out-
lined plans indicating the compa-
ny would make property available
during the first phase of future
development of an industrial park
on ,a break even basis, charging
only enough to cover the cost of
developing the required Infra-
structure to help kickoff the pro-
City officials and representa-
tives of St. Joe Company will be
holding future discussions
regarding the best way to proceed
with the development of the
Industrial park complex.
Company officials also offered
their expertise in development
strategies and land value assess-
ments, as the city begins explo-
ration of future development of
city property surrounding the Port
St. Joe marina under construc-
tion at the end of First Street,
along the edge of St. Joseph Bay.
Rummell noted that St. Joe
has property adjacent to the mari-
na site and was interested in what
the city's plans were.
The two parties talked about
beautifying those St. Joe proper-
ties located between the marina
complex site and Frane .Pate, Jr.
Park. This would allow the beauti-
ful vista of St. Joseph Bay to be
seen from the upland areas. CQty
officialss also offered some of,the
mountain of sand being removed
from the marina basin to 'help
level some of the St. Joe property.
Rummell agreed to work out a

complete an affirmation. This will
delay voting so you are encour-
aged to bring your picture identi-
fication to the polls.
The Supervisor of Elections
can accept requests for absentee
ballots only from the voter, mem-
bers of the voter's immediate fam-
ily, or legal guardian. All written
requests must be signed.
When requesting an absentee
ballot, the voter must provide the
following information: (I) name;
(2) residence address; (3) last four
digits of social: security number;

favorable property lease for the
city to construct a new
community ballpark complex.
The city expressed interest in
purchasing 6.3 acres of St. Joe
property, south of the Centennial
Building, at or near the appraised
value of the property. Part of that
property is currently being used
as a combination baseball/soft-
ball field. The city and local civic
organizations hope to build a new
Boy Scout hut behind the existing
Company officials agreed to
the ,proposal and will be following
through on the logistics of the
Answering a city request for
the purchase of seven lots at the
southwest corner of the intersec-
tion of Highways 98 and 71 for
development into a parking area
for downtown Port St. Joe, Mr.
Rummell countered with another
offer that would achieve the same
end results.
He pointed out that the com-
pany considered the property in
question to be prime real estate.
but expressed his understanding
of the need for additional parking
and to beautify the area.
Company officials proposed a
lease agreement might be more
suitable to them. They further
offered to pave the lots for parking
If the city would be responsible for
landscaping and policing the
Rummell noted the impor-
tance of parking areas for the
development of the downtown dis-
trict and St. Joe property in the
area.,; ,
., He said the company would
attempt to find other parcels to be
used for parking pui-poses should
the property in question be devel-
oped or sold by St. Joe Co. in the

and (4) voter ID number (found on
voter card). The voter must pre-
sent a Florida driver's license or
other picture identification when
requesting an absentee ballot in
If a family member or legal
guardian makes a request for an
absentee ballot, the requester
must provide all information list-
ed above plus the requester's: (1)
name; (2) address; (3) social secu-
rity number; and (4)' relationship
to voter; (5) drivers license # if
Except as noted below, only
the voter can return an absentee
ballot to the elections office, in
person or by mail. If a courier is
designated to return an absentee
ballot, the courier must present
his/her picture identification and
written authorization from the
voter. The limit is two ballots per
courier for each election, unless
the courier is in the immediate
The revised "voter's certifi-
cate," printed on each absentee
ballot return envelope, lists the
legal reasons for voting absentee
ballot. The voter's certificate
requires: (1) voter's signature and
last four digits of voter's social
security number, and (2) signa-
ture of a qualified witness and
additional information. Instruc-
tions are sent with each absentee
ballot packet. The County
Canvassing Board may reject any
absentee ballot on which the voter
has not fulfilled all requirements.
Acceptable Reasons for
Voting Absentee
The voter cannot attend the
polls without another's help. will
not be in the precinct in which the
voter lives while the polls are
open, an election worker who
works outside of their residence
precinct. their religious beliefs do j
not allow them to attend the polls
on election day, moved to another
Florida county when the books
were closed for this election. If the
voter moved to another county
they can only vote on national
offices and statewide offices and
issues. If you moved to another
state and that state's laws do not
allow the voter to vote In the gen-
eral election, they may vote for
President and Vice President only
by absentee ballot.
If the voter cannot attend the
polls on election day 'they may
vote a ballot in the office 'of the
county supervisor of elections.
These election law changes
will be effective for the fall pri-
maries and general election.

Watch Out For New Stop Signs
-City :commissioners have authorized the installation of four-way stop signs throughout
the city intending to 'slow down traffic through residential areas. Four-way stops have
been installed on four intersections on Palm Boulevard, the intersection of Woodward
Avenue and Eighth Street, and Marvin Avenue and Eighth Street.





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Local dentist Frank D. May in
and his staff recently attended a
the Florida National Dental Con- a
gress in Orlando. This interna-
tional continuing education con- n
ference is held each year and is j a
attended by dentists and their '
staffs from all over the United t
States, Europe, and Latin Ameri- d
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instruction in a new, advanced p
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Will Marry
Tom and Linda Harrel of Chi-
pley and Ron and Rita Miller of
Loogootee, Indiana, are pleased to
announce the approaching mar-
riage of their daughter, Pamela,
to Charles C. "Chuck" Sexton,
Jr.. the son of Charles and Rob-
bie Sexton -of Wewahitchka, and
the late Ruth J. Sexton.
The bride-elect is a graduate
of Pike Central High School in Pe-
tersburg, Indiana, and the India.-

nd Staff Attend

Dental Congress
n the latest in cosmetic dentistry Dr. May, who attended the
nd all of the new technologies University of Florida College of
available in that field. Dentistry, liked the Orlando con-
"The most exciting new tech- ference because of the other den-
ology in dentistry today is the tistry professionals who attended.
ir abrasion systems," May said. "I am able to confer arid ex-
This instrument allows me to change information with some of
great small cavities and enamel the best dentists in the state, as
effects without any injections, no well as fellow University of Florida
rolling, a very conservative tooth- alumni and former instructors,"
olored filling, and best of all, it's he said.
ainless," he added. "This tech- Dr. May also noted that his
y w-All .nfi

olo gy will b
ee within th

e avflable in miy, Oi-
e month."

staff attended courses and lec-
tures in their respective fields.
"My staff is definitely well educat-
ed in dentistry," said May. "They
understand everything that goes
on in the office."
Dr. May went on to say that it
is courses like those offered at
the conference that allow he and
his staff to stay on the cutting
edge of new technology and tech-
Dr. May maintains a practice
in cosmetic and family dentistry
In Port St. Joe.

Angela Grace Martin and Dillon Farris Smith, III

Martin, Smith To ,Wed

Reverend and Mrs. F. B. Mar-
tin Jr. of Guntersville,' Alabama,
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Angela Grace, to
Dillon Farris Smith Ill, the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Dillon Farris Smith
of Blakely, Georgia.
The wedding is planned for
4:00 p.m. on July 25 at the
Blakely First United Methodist
Church in Blakely.
The bride-elect is a paralegal
with the law firm of Paul Frede-
rick of Huntsville, Alabama.
The future bridegroom is a
graduate of Auburn University
with a degree in building con-
struction and is employed as a
projot engineer with Universal
Construction Company of Hunts-

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He is the grandson of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Brinson of
Port St. Joe.
No invitations are being sent.
All family and friends of 'tlhe
couple are invited to attend.

CSM Willie Ash, Jr. and Bev-
erly C. Bolden Ash would like to
invite all family and friends to a
20th wedding anniversary cele-
bration, featuring a renewal of
marriage vows service, at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Bold-
en on Sunday, June 28, at 6:30

It's A Girl!
Buddy Simmons and Lisa

Powell are proud to announce the
birth of their daughter, Krista
Louise. She was born on June 13
at Bay Medical Center.
Krista weighed seven pounds
six ounces, and she was 21 inch-
es long. She is the granddaughter
of Wanda Powell of Panama City
and Hazel Simmons of Port St.

,N Saturday,
June 27th
5 p.m. until dark
at Frank Pate Park

...I will give you pastors accord-
ing to mine heart, which shall,
feed you with knowledge and
understanding. Jeremiah 3:15

Schedule of Speakers:
5:00 p.m. Rev. Talmadge Kennedy Opening prayer
Rev. Guy Labonte Congregational Praise
5:10 Rev. Clayton Russell Howard Creek Baptist
5:20 KIDS ON THE MOVE puppeteers, Oak Grove Assembly of God
5:30 Rev. Robert Lowery Amazing Grace Apostolic Church
5:50 Bro. Lance Erwin
Christian Fellowship Independent Baptist Church
6:00 Rev. James Wiley Oak Grove Assembly of God
6:20 KIDS ON THE MOVE puppeteers, Oak Grove Assembly of God
6:30 Evangelist Robert Coutu
Lighthouse Ministries from Gainesville, FL

Bro. Paul Presnell First Baptist Church
Rev. Carl Bailey Mt. Zion Baptist Chur
from Apalachicola
Sister Gloria Fennell Body of Christ Churcl
Rev. Allen Wellborn First Baptist Church
Claude Alcorn Grace Baptist Church
Rev.Arion Ward New Covenant Churcl
Bro. Richard Parker Overstreet Bible Chui
Bro. Rawlis Leslie Zion Fair Baptist Chu
Rev. Guy Labonte Liberty Bible Church
Closing Prayer
Refreshments will be available




Heather Goodwin, the daugh-
ter of Lee Goodwin and Betty and
Tony Justice. graduated from
Troy State University on June 5.
with a Bachelor of Science degree
in education. She is a member of
the Chi Omega Sorority.
Heather is a 1994 graduate of
Wewahitchka High School.

Presnell Brings
Home the Gold
June 15 to 19, B. J. Presnell
competed in the AAU Gymnastics
National Championship which
was held at Disney's Wide World
of Sports complex in Orlahido.
She did extremely well in her
division, competing In the Level
8,15 year old division. She won
two gold and three silver medals.
She is now the national
champion on vault with a score of
8.75 and on the uneven bars with
8.55. Presnell took second on the
floor exercise with 9.10, second
on the balance. beam with 8.55,
and second All-Around with
All of the girls who participat-
ed enjoyed a week of competition,
as well as taking in the various
parks at Disney World.

Local Graduates
With Honors
Port St Joe resident Joshua
K. Colbert earned a bachelor of
science degree, cum laude, in bi-
ology from Belmont University
during the schools May 16 com-

events in history and the present.
Participants will time travel
Into the past as dinosaurs roam
the library, knights Joust in the
medieval tournaments, pioneers
travel through the vast spaces of
the program area, and much,
much more. :
The expeditions will begin on
Tuesday, June 30, at 3:00 p.m.:
they will continue on each follow-
ing Tuesday, with the last pro-
gram oh August 4.
The program for June 30 will
feature a family reunion. The li-
brary staff members will be ask-
ing all of the children to place a
leaf on their library tree.
Children from kindergarten
through fourth grade are invited
to join up. starting this week. The
program is free, and refreshments
will be served. For more informa-
tion, please call 229-8879.
The library Is located at 110
Library Drive on Highway 71
North in Port St. Joe.

na State University School of
Nursing In Terre Haute. Indiana.
She is currently employed as Sen-
ior Registered Nurse Supervisor
at Gulf Correctional Institution in
The groom-elect is a graduate
of Wewahitchka High School and
attended Chipola Junior College.
He is currently employed as a
Correctional Officer Captain at
the Gulf Correctional Institution.
A June 27th wedding has
Been planned for 5:30 p.m. at the
Wewahitchka Community Center.
No formal invitations are being
sent. All friends and relatives are
invited to attend.


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ia Drowning Victim's Body Recovered

Gulf County's Search and
Rescue dive team, in addition to

Davis Winner of
Leo Key Award
Kristen Davis of Sulphur,
Louisiana, recently received the
Leo Key Award for being a three-
sport letterman with the highest
grade point average.
She is the daughter of Craig
and Karen Davis of Sulpur and
the granddaughter of Marie Davis
of Port St. Joe and Sandy Forgen-
son of Sulphur.


Twins Are Two
Adam and Luke Davis, the
twin sons of Steve and Lara Davis
of Dallas, Texas, recently cele-
brated, their second birthday.
They are the grandsons of Lee
and Pat Bond of Norman, Oklaho-
ma, and Marie Davis of.Port SL


Kerrigan is, One!
Kerrigan Elizabeth Richmond
will celebrate her first birthday on
June 26. She Is the daughter of
Leah and Jeremy Richmond.
Her grandparents are Al ahd
Donna Ray of Port St. Joe and
Claude and Mary Richmond of,
Kimberly, West Virginia.

Rally & Dance
in Wewahitchka
Gulf-County Students Work-
Ing Against Tobacco (SWAT) will
be holding a SWAT Team Rally
and Dance at the Wewahitchka
Commu niy Center on July 25,
from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Gulf County students In grades
sixth through 12th are invited
and encouraged to attend.
The rally is sponsored by the
City of Wewahitchka in conjunc-
tion with the Gulf County Health
Department and the Tobacco-
Free Partnership of Gulf County.
The rally is free to attendees
and will include refreshments,
music, and dancing. The City of
Wewahitchka will be providing
chaperones to oversee the event.

those from Franklin, Bay and
Calhoun counties, was called to

Howard Named
B ho 9e:, 0 TfD7

the Apalachicola River Saturday
morning to aid in the search for a
possible drowning victim.
Franklin County Sheriff
Bruce Varnes requested the
teams' assistance at the "Pin
Hook" area of the Apalachicola
River to search for Marvin Dykes,
54, who, during the wee hours of
the morning, had fallen into the
water from a boat operated by
James Coulter.
Coulter's attempts to rescue.
Dykes were futile. He was howev-
er able to reach shore following.
separation from Dykes and his
boat in the swift river. The boat
was later found drifting at the
railroad trestle bridge.
Coulter made contact with a
passing boat later in the morning
and was taken to the Breakaway
Lodge where authorities were
notified of the incident.
Dykes' body was found
Saturday night approximately,
one-quarter mile downstream ,of
the "Pin Hook" area. The

Tallahassee Medical Examiner's
Office reported that there were no
signs of foul play or injuries and
the incident is being ruled as an
accidental drowning.

Car Wash to Help

Dixie Youth Team
On Saturday, July 11th from
11 a.m. until 3 p.m. members of
the Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball
Major All Stars tournament team
will be washing cars, trucks, and
anything else you can drive up to
the Discount Auto Parts parking
lot in Port St. Joe.
The local business is sponsor-
ing the young athletes in an effort
to raise funds for the purchase of
'uniforms for their upcoming dis-
trict tournament.. ,
Everyone is encouraged to
stop by for a "jam-up clean-up".
Donations for the work performed,
will be appreciatively accepted.

J. Patrick Howard has been frm Page 1
named as the Tourlst Develop--, ,
meant Specialistfor Meco Beaotheboard saw no reason for stance 'to help educate visitors of
Howard, a native of the area. i :,.... sno
Howard, a native of there concern about fite dangers from the fire hazards.
graduate of Gulf Coas them. But, individual .fireworks The State of Florida has also
diverse background in mand has displays could have catastrophic Issued a statewide burn restric-
ment. For seven years he owed results.ionhotice.
and operated J. Patrick's, a poui- This concern prompted the ..,,FEMA Public Relations;
lar local restaurant. .' board to call a special meeting at Representative Wayne Goodson.
or th noon Thursday tboenact an emer- said the current fire situation was
Director of the Apalachicola agency ordinance ,banning all use the worst in the state in over 65
Chamber of, 'Commerce and of personal fireworks in,the coun- years.
Florida Seafood Festival. He has ty. He said the Florida Forestry
extensive experience in promro e Board chairman Warren Service expects up to 90 new fires
tons. public relations, event coor- Yeager asked the board's attorney a day until some relief of current
donation, tourist development.' to prepare the ,ordinance which dry conditions occurs.
computer integration and office will include allowing the two pub- Over 800 state firefighters.
organization. ic displays by Port St, Joe (at along with National Guard
,.. ".-. .I- ai u eseAes'ndicaiouneers

He has created brochures,
monthly newsletters and written
" numerous articles which have
been published m newspapers
and magazines. :
Most recently he has served
as a consultant to the Apalachi-
cola Seafood Festival and the,
Mexico Beach Fourth of July
Festival. Mr. Howard is married to
Tamara Laine and has a 13 year
old stepson, Ryan.

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Frank Pate Park) andu
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Gulf County SheriffTs Captain
Joe Nugent told the board the
sheriffs office was already begin-
ning to contact realtors and area
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Graduates K-9
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the Military Working Dog fHandler
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principles of military working dog
training, including attack com-
mands, basic care. and kennel
operations. They learned to train
military working dogs on single
odor recognition and response to
drugs and explosives detection.
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C.E. Musselwhite
I _i & aCalvin Elza "C. E." Mussel-
white, 82, of Heflin, Alabama,
and formerly of Port St. Joe,
___-____ipassed away on June 21 at the
_N.E.A.L. Regional Medical Center.
.-.. .A native of Bainbridge, Geor-
gia, Mr. Musselwhite had lived in
Heflin, Alabama for the past 25
years. He was retired from Coloni-
al Pipe Line, with 39 years of ser-
"i vice. He was a member and dea-
con of Pine Grove Baptist
Survivors include his wife,
.. Louise Musselwhite of Heflin; a
son. David Musselwbite of Lin-
coln, Alabama: a daughter. Elaine
Laird of Birmingham, Alabama:
i four sisters. Catherine Marchant
of Bainsbridge. Georgia. Elsie
Hudson and Clara Smith, both of
Fort Myers, and Jimmle Houston
of Tifton. Georgia: four grandchil-
Sdren. Cindy News. Beth Lanler.
Scott Laird. and Craig Mussel-
: white: and five great-grand-
Salo G and Open g Services were held on Mon-
day, June 22, at 7:00 p.m. at the
Moe Cuomo and his daughter Gloria, opened a hair and nail salon in Highland View last Pine Grove Bapst Church, with
Wednesday called Sunset Blvd. Salon. Moe and Gloria relocated to this area from upstate PinRev. T. J. Morgan oiChurchng. wiThe
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Community College's Small Busi-
ness Development Center was ap-
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ness Administration as an
intermediary for the Women's
Prequaliflcation Loan Program.
After a successful launch of
that program, SBA has named
Gulf Coast's SBDC as an interie-
diary for the Minority Prequalifi-

cation Loan Program which was
developed to promote the SBA's
business loan program to current
and prospective minority small
business owners.
The SBA defines minority
businesses as those owned by Af-
rican Americans, Hispanic Ameri-
cans, Native Americans, Asian
Pacific Americans, and Subconti-
nent Asian Americans.
* -'it also provides specialized
support and assistance with the
InftlrmUrfl .iar in assiat minorities

cation package. That application
can be submitted directly to the
Small Business Administration
for consideration of a loan pre-
qualification. On approval, GCCC
SBDC can assist the applicant in
locating a competiUve lender.
The Minority Prequalification
Loan Program focuses primarily
on the applicant's character,
credit and apparent ability to re-

pay the loan from earnings.
Loans under this program can be
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under the program should con-
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pall bearers were the deacons of
Pine Grove Baptist Church.
A second service was held on
Tuesday, June 23, in Bainbridge,
Georgia. Graveside services fol-
lowed at Rose Lawn Memorial
Garden in Bainbridge.

Raymond Amirault
Raymond Jerome Amirault,
age 76, of St. Joe Beach, died on
Thursday, June 18, at his home.
He had been a resident of the
area for a year and nine months,
coming from Freeport. Mr. Ami-
rault served his country in the
U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife,
Marion Amirault of St. Joe Beach;
a daughter, Gerry Fiedler and her
husband, Bill, of West Palm
Beach; a son, Ray Amirault and
his wife, Jewl, of Tallahassee; a
grandchild, Kristine Tschappat of
Urbana. Illinois: a step-grand-
child. Everett Trostorff of Talla-
hassee;: and great-grandchlildren,
Lauren Fred and Hannah Tschap-
pat, both of Urbana; and a sister,
Frances Parker of Reading, Mas-
sachusetts. He was preceded in
death by a brother, Harold Ami-

Harry J. Martin
Harry J. Martin. 57. of St.
Joe Beach. passed away on Tues-
day. June 9, at Gulf Pines Hospi-
tal. A native of Virginia. he had
been a resident here since 1974.
A member of Beach Baptist Chap-
el, he was a good man, a good fa-
ther, and loved the Lord.
Survivors Include his wife,
Gall Martin of SL Joe Beach; lis
children, Kimberly Herron of Ash

Flat, Arkansas, Keith Martin and
Kevin Martin, both of St. Joe
Beach, Roxana Samson, of Na-
varre, Victoria Grahame and Ray-
mond Grahame, both of Roanoke,
Virginia; eight grandchildren; two
sisters, Jackie Conley of Decatur,
Illinois, and Linda Terrell of Penn-
sylvania; and two sisters-in-law,
Janis Mathis of Elliston, Virginia,
and Sandra Gross of Roanoke.
The funeral services were
held at 11:00 a.m., EDT, on Fri-
day, June 12, at Beach Baptist
Chapel, conducted by Rev. David
Nichols. Interment followed at
Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
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Marine Fisheries Commission Preparing New Rules

The Marine Fisheries
Commission held a public meet-
ing on June 1st through 3rd in
Destin and took the following
actions concerning several
species of aquatic wildlife.
The commission received sci-
entific and public comment and
directed staff to schedule a final
public hearing in September in
Fort Myers on proposed amend-
ments to the snook management
rule that would establish a
statewide minimum/maximum
size limit of 26 to 34 inches for
snook, eliminate the allowance of
one fish over the maximum size
limit, and prohibit the captain
and crew on for-hire vessels from
retaining the snook bag limit. The
current two fish snook daily bag
limit and snook seasonal closures
would remain unchanged.
The commission'received sci-
entific and public comment
regarding proposed changes to
the management of numerous
reef fishes.' The commission
directed staff to "fast track" the
implementation of provisions that-
S would do the following:
*reduce the minimum size-
limit for red snapper harvested
from Gulf waters from 16 to' 15
inches total length (contingent
upon resolution of state/federal
*reduce the daily recreational
bag limit for i*d snapper from five
fish to four (iAcluding captain and
crew on for-hire vessels); and
*modify the federal commer-
cial license requirement in the
reef fish rule to correctly reference
new South Atlantic snapper
grouper limited entry and Gulf
red snapper permits; the commis-
Ssion's amberjack rule license
requirement would also be simi-
larly amended.
The commission intends to
take these federal consistency
i provisions to the governor and
cabinet for approval in time to
implement the provisions by mid
to late July.
The commission also directed
staff to schedule a final public
hearing in Fort Myers in
September on proposed reef fish
rule amendments that would do
the following:
*provide an automatic closure
of staqtwaters to Gulf recreation-
al red snapper harvest when fed-
eral waters close to'such harvest
(after six weeks prior notification
of the projected closure):
*modify black and gag
grouper management in Atlantic
state waters only by establishing
a two fish daily recreational bag
S limit (within the ive fish daily
aggregate limit for all groupers).
increasing the minimum size limit
from 20 to 24 inches total length,
and prohibiting the harvest, pos-
session, purchase and sale of.
black and gag grouper during

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Calhoun. Franklin, Gulf, and Lib-
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now accepting applications for
the Non-Insured Crop Disaster
Assistance Program (NAP). For
farmers to qualify for aid, they
must contact their county's FSA
office before June 30.
NAP assistance for eligible
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loss occurs in an area because of
a natural disaster. This is recog-
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gate average loss in excess of 35
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March and April;
*increase the minimum size
limit on black sea bass from eight
to 10 inches total length
statewide, establish a 20 fish
daily recreational aggregate bag.
limit on black sea bass in Atlantic
state waters only, and require
escape vents on sea bass pots
*establish a 10 inches total
length minimum size limit for
white grunts statewide;
*establish a 14 inches total
length minimum size limit and a
five fish daily recreational bag
limit for red porgies, and prohibit
the harvest and sale in excess of
th bag limit and all sale of red
porgies in March and April.
(These provisions would apply in
Atlantic state waters only.)
*require that all reef fish
species (including all snappers.
groupers, sea basses, wrassess,
grunts, porgles, triggerfishes. and
amberjacks) be. landed in a whole
condition, and designate all these
species as "restricted species".
*standardize commercial clo-
sure language in commission reef
fish rules;
*prohibit all possession ,of
Nassau grouper: and
*specify that the one fish
daily recreational bag limits for
speckled hind and Warsaw
grouper are within the five fish
aggregate daily grouper bag limit.
The commission also deferred
action on Gulf gag and black
grouper and red porgy manage-
ment. Gulf sea bass and grunts
bag limits, and hogfish until
updated stock assessments of
these fisheries are received.
Final Public Hearing
The commission held a final
public hearing on a proposed rule
to manage Florida's calico scallop
fisher. This rule would:
*prohibit the harvest of calico
scallops between the Hillsbor-
ough/Manatee counties line and
the Big Bend/Northwest regions
*prohibit the use of scallop
trawls in all state waters closed to
otter trawls, and within one mile
from the COLREGS line. (except
in Franklin, Gulf, and Wakulla
counties. within three miles from
the COLREGS line);
*prohibit the harvest.' pdos'es-
s' iti;- SiOf; laYndlnof-l i sallbps
less than 1 1/4 inch in shell
height (a 5'% tolerance for the har-
vest of undersize scallops would
be allowed):
*allow the use of specified
trawls for the directed harvest of
calico scallops only. and allow the
use of a try net:
*establish a minimum web-
bing size of three inches stretched
mesh throughout the body and
bag of the net, a minimum net
twine size as #84 nylon, a maxi-
mum headrope length of 40 feet,
and a maximum net mesh area of
500 square feet: and
*establish a maximum net
tow time of 25 minutes, and allow
turtle excluder device exemptions
for specified calico scallop trawls
if federally approved.
This proposed rule will go to
the governor and cabinet for
approval in the near future.

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Final Public Hearing
The commission reopened a
final public hearing on proposed
rules regarding the marking and
handling of aquacultured and
out-of-state spotted seatrout and
red drum. These rules would:
*require a numbered, tam-
per-proof tag to be attached to all
red drum and spotted seatrout
harvested in aquaculture opera-
tions (the specific tag design
would be developed by industry
and approved by the Florida
Marine Patrol); :
*tags would be required to
remain, attached to each fish
processed 'and .sold as food
through the point of sale (except
f6r fish Ltransferred live to other
*require red drum and spot-
ted seatrout aquaculture produc-
ers to possess a valid aquaculture
certificate and maintain appro-
pnate receipts., bills of sale, 'and
landings data indicating that
such fish are artificially spawned
and raised in commercial aqua-
culture facilities;
require that undersize spot-
ted seatrout from other states
that enter Florida in interstate
commerce be documented 'and
individually tagged to identify the
state of origin and the name of the
business entity shipping the fish
(tags would be required to remain,
attached to the fish until final
retail sale); ;
: require that spotted seatrout
from 'other- states that enter
Florida in, interstate commerce
out-of-season and are transport-
ed in Florida for sale as food be
individually tagged to identify the
state of origin and the name of the
business entity shipping the fish
(tags would be required to remain
attached to .the fish until final
retail sale); and
*require that non-native. red
drum transported in Florida for
sale as food he individually tagged
to identify the state of origin and
the name of the business entity
shipping the fish (tags would be
required to remain attached to
the fish until final retail sale).
These proposed rules will go
to the governor and cabinet for
approval in the near future.
The commission received sci-
entific and public comment
regarding the use of net gear, and
directed staff to schedule a final
public hearing, if requested, on
proposed rulesthat would desig-
nate mullet as a restricted species
statewide and prohibit the pos-
session and sale of mullet taken
in illegal gill or entangling nets. .1
The commission will also
schedule public workshops this
summer to gather input on other
net gear and .mullet issues.
including cast net/entangling net
possession, trip limits, seine
bunching, and vessel lengths.
The commission received sci-
entific and public comment
regarding the management of cer-
tain tropical ornamental marine
life species, and directed staff to
hold public workshops and gather
additional information regarding

"turbo" snails, blue legged hermit
'crabs, Cuban and Spanish hog-
fish, small coastal sharks,
Condylactus anemones, and
The commission directed staff
to hold a final public hearing, if
requested. on a proposed rule
'that would set the total number of
tarpon tags allowed to be sold
during the July 1 to June 30
license year at 2,500 (with 1,250
tags reserved for fishing guides).
The commission received a
report and public comment
regarding the issuance of permits
to persons who harvest baitfish
within Sanctuary Preservation
Areas (SPA's) in state waters in
the Florida Keys National Marine
The commission directed staff
"'to schedule a final public hearing.
if requested, on a proposed tale"
amendment that would allow per-,.,
..sons who possess a valid federal'
permit to harvest ballyhoo, balao,'
halfbeaks, and herring in the
V Cheeca Rocks. Hens and
Chickens. and Newfound Harbor
SSPA's with a legal cast net, and in
the Eastern Dry Rocks, Rock Key.
,qand Sand Key SPAs with a legal
cast net or modified lampara net
(designed to fish only at the water
This proposed amendment
'would also prohibit the harvest of
all bycatch, contact, with or dis-
turbance of the seabed, and the,
use of any other gear other than
that specified above in the desig-
nated SPA's. .
The commission received sci-
entific and public comment
regarding the management of
shrimp in the Northwest Region.
and directed staff to schedule a
series of public workshops this
summer to gather 'further input
on shrimping operations that
occur within the various bay sys-
tems in the region.
The commission received sci-
entific and public comment and:
*unanimously ".expressed its
support for passage of the pro-
posed constitutional amendment
to create a unified fish and
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wildlife conservation commission;
*directed staff to hold public
workshops and schedule a final
public hearing on a proposed rule
amendment to adjust the
shrimp/stone crab boundary line
in the Southwest Florida Seasonal
Trawl Closure zone;
*directed staff .to develop
options that would prohibit the
use of "bridge" gaffs to harvest%
saltwater fish statewide:
*considered cobia and squid
management issues:
*received a research report
from the Florida Marine Research
Institute regarding bycatch
reduction delices:
rejected a request to change'

the size of blue crab trap rings
from 2 3/8 inches to 2 3/16 inch-
es in four Big Bend counties;
*considered a request to
increase the number of oyster
harvest days during the summer
in Apalachicola Bay from' four
days per week to five. The com-
mission directed staff to further
study the issue;
: *directed staff to study the
status of sand fleas in Florida;,
*received reports from
Commissioner Don Hansen
regarding water quality' and
Biscayne Bay red drum stocking
issues; and
*discussed various legislative
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Dixie Boys Begin Play Saturday in Bonifay

Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball's
13 and 14 year old All Stars will
;begin play in the District II double
elimination tournament this
Friday night, .u Jne 26th in
Bonifay. The ,winer of this tour-
ney will advance to the Florida
Dixie Boys State- Tournament to
be hosted::by Parker beginning
July 17th.
'Members of the All Star team,
selected from the three regular
season teams, include Samuel
Bell, James Daniels, Chad
Haddock, Adam Hamm, Christo-
pher Knox, Isaiah Jenkins, Byron
Jones,, Michael Manley, Patrick
Mastro, Adam Nixon, Joshua

Posey, Dustin Powell and Joshua
The players will be coached
throughout the competition by
Dwayne Bell, R. D. Davis and
Jimmy Daniels.
Only five teams will be com-
peting in this year's districts.
Wewahitchka, Springfield and
Vernon are unable to field enough
players to enter the tourney.
Parker will not play either, as they
will receive an automatic berth in
the state championship as its
The district diamond action
will begin in the' tourney at 6:30
p.m. (ET) Friday (night when

Wants "Warning" Signs

Dear Editor:
I am writing in regard to an,
article that appeared in your
paper on June 4. The article was
entitled, "Tragedy Narrowly Avert-
ed by Eight, Swimmers." Many
facts In this article were Inaccu-
rate. My family and I were the vic-
Uims involved in this incident. I
would hope that a professional
Journalist would research the
facts thoroughly before printing a
story. This however, was not the
case in this situation.
My family and I have visited
this park on several occasions.
Never have we seen posted warn-
ing signs entering the park or on
the beach. The only posted warn-
ing sign Is on the board walk.
This sign warns visitors to "swim
at your own risk."
I resent the fact that Mr. Nu-
gent suggested that we ignored
any warnings that had been post-
ed. If in fact there were warning
signs, they were not visible when
entering the park or walking onto
the beach. There was no mention
of a warning when we paid our
admission to the park. My family
would never purposely put our
lives at risk' We were not warned
of the dangers in which we Inad-
vertently placed our lives.
I understand that their have
been approximately 12 incidents
of near drownings since Memorial
Day at this park. It should be the
priority of the state park system
to post visible warning signs and

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implement other saleguards to
assure the safety of tourists. and
other visitors to the park.
I would like for your paper to
give mention to the young men
from Missouri and Indiana for
their help in the rescue. These
young men were not mentioned
in your paper's article. If possible
I would like to give a written
"'Thank You" in your paper to the
Gulf County EMTs, park person-
nel, and Gulf Pines Hospital per-
sonnel, especially Dr. Vincent Iv-.
ers. for their excellent care. My
family owes them a depth of grati-
It would seem logical that The
Star newspaper could write an ar-
ticle that focuses attention on the
lack of adequate warning signs
and safeguards to help protect
visitors from the possible dangers
of the Gulf. It would seem to me
that your community would do
something about this situation
before someone actually dies in a
drowning. Wouldn't it then be a
little too lately
Joan Peake
Louisville, Kentucky

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Dear Editor:
The area in which we all live
is one of environmental signifi-
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Apalachicola squares off with
Chfpley. In the nightcap, Port St.
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Thle winner of Game # 1 will
meet Bayou George,.who drew the
bye, on Saturday at 6:30. Game
#2's winner receives a bye into
Monday night's 9:00 game.
Friday's losers are scheduled to
play Saturday at 9:00.
Beginning Tuesday night, t-e
tourney action will drop to only
one game per day. to begin at 7:30
p.m. (ET). They will reach the
championship game Wednesday,

or possibly Thursday, depending
on the win/loss standings of the
teams at that point.
Everyone is invited and.
encouraged to make the drive to

4th Annual Raw
Bar Round-Up
"Southern Satisfaction" will
be entertaining the crowd at this
year's 4th Annual Raw Bar
Round-Up Fishing Tournament.
The tournament will be held at
the Indian Pass boat ramp on Fri-
day and Saturday, June 26 and

that supports many threatened or about 400 p.m, Frank
endangered species of plants and Fletcher will begin cooking his
pristine. bWe ha one ofthe fewti. world famous fried fish for every-
Gulf Coast, one that supports ., one to enjoy. The weigh-in will be
thriving.scallop and sea life'popp'. held on Saturday evening.. from
lation.. We must. protect it whl,.. 5:00 to 7:00. The music will begin
also enjoying the benefits that lif"., around 7:00 p.m.
in this area affords. \. A horseshoe pitching contest
A major problem in the has been added to this year's list
southern end of the' ,bay Is th.festvUes
.scarring of the sea grass'4 js. Of : Last year proved to be a
special note is that .this' scli record breaking one, with a 47
;occurs primarily from'thosertndie pound grouper. 84.5 pound wa-
viduals who are ignorant of' what hoo, and a 21,5 pound dolphin
causes this scarring, tourists and fish caught during the touma-
infrequent visitors to the bay. ment.
Residents of the area realize that Other species in the tourna-
this scarring can occur. They.,or-, ment will Include king mackerel,
ten protect against such damage amberjack, and red snapper. This
by following the proper proce- year, 25 boats have entered the
dures to extricate their boats tournament in the hopes of win-
from the areas. ning this prestigious event
They follow the many chan- nng ths prestgous een
nels in the area and do not allow All proceeds from this event
their boats to enter the concen- will go to the South Gulf County
treated sea grass areas. They also Fire Department.
stay out of the grass area during
low tides, when the greatest dam- ,
age may occur. "i :

There is no reason to ban the
use of outboard motors in the sea
grass areas nor in any other part
of the bay. There is no truth to
the rumor that I have proposed or
supported such a ban. I do not
believe that it is appropriate to do
so for any reason. There should
be no effort to regulate outboard
motor use in the bay-: there ,are-
enough regulations already in
place. ..
What is needed is an educa-
tional effort geared to those infre-
quent visitors who do not under-
stand what an outboard motor
can do when it is gunned in the
sea grass area if the boat gets
caught in a shallow area. I would
like to recommend that'an educa-".
tional effort be made to teach in-
frequent visitors.
This can be conducted by of-
fering a short video that describes
the proper way to remove their
boats from the sea grass areas to
tourists who bring their boats or
rent boats in the area. In addi-
tion, a fold out boater's guide to
the bay that delineates the sea
grass areas and deeper channels
through the sea grass areas could
be provided.
The guide would recommend
that outboard motor use be limit-
ed in those areas, especially dur-
ing low tide. In the past. I have
proposed the establishing of the
St. Joe Bay Environmental Cen-
ter and am currently forming a
non-profit corporation to develop
the center. The production of the
video and a St. Joe Bay Boater's
Guide could be undertaken by
such an organization and funded
by local sources.
-Jim Newton

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the following week. and support
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which have played with one or
more state tournament teams in
their Dixie history.
To reach .the field, take
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bus stop stand. The field is easily
visible in the second block of
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seminar, focusing on domestic vi-
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ond Street in Wewahltchka, and
at the W. T. Neal Civic Center (on
July 10), located in Blountstown.
''The keynote 'speaker at- the
seminar will be Deborah A. Trin-
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and Families Professional Devel-
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The objectives of this seminar
are as,- follows: to describe the
Florida Abuse Hotline procedures
and the Family Preservation and
Safety Program, to Illustrate thd
'ways ,in which domestic violence
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society, to discuss. the correlatforo
between domestic violence and
child abuse and neglect, and to
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ways that one can help victims

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construction trades, clerical
skills, landscaping, technology,
forestry, retail, and other trades.
Florida has three centers-in
Gainesville, Jacksonville, and Mi-
"Job Corps offers a wide va-
riety of training opportunities.
said Melvin R. Collins. Job Corps'.
Southeastern regional director..
Our students have proven that
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bring success for lifetime career
Job Corps has a toll- free tele-
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Florida Coast Places 2nd in 1st Plac

Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball
Major League champions "Florida
Coast Paper Company" began,,
play in the Dixie Youth District IV.
Major League First Place Teams
Tournament Saturday, June 13th"
in Parker.
The St. Joe team came on
strong in their first two games of
the tourney, winning Saturday's
nightcap against Springfield with
a score of 16-8 and eliminating'
Parker Monday night in a five
inning 10-0 run-rule game,
Then last Wednesday night,
Florida Coast faced its stiffest
competition in a 9:00 game

against Callaway. The team took
its first loss, 8-4, and fell into the
loser's bracket.
Cody Strickland went the dis-
tance on the mound for Florida
Coast striking out 11 and giving :
up eight hits, while only walking
two and hitting one batsman.
The leading hitter for Florida,
Coast was Bennie Tiller who bat-
ted two for three with a double
and a single; Shawn Reynolds
' added a double and Joshua
Mainor, a single.
Thursday evening the
Callaway players defeated

7 & 8 YearOlds Contest

Wewahitchka lBattling; St. Joe 1-2

7 & 8 YEAR OLDS-Kneeling, from left: Eric Brumbaugh,
Matthew Wright, Jamie Cawthron, Mason Adkison and Sam Ellmer.
Players standing, Britton Brown, Matthew Gannon, Blake Barnes and
Justin Pierce. Asst. Coach Martin Adkison, Coach Chuck Tharpe,
Asst. Coach John Wright, and Mark Ellmer. Not pictured are Adam
Cooper, Matthew Hunter, Phillip Fuze and DeSean North.

St. Joe.s Summer Baseball

Program Has Been a Success

The Port St. Joe Sharks' sum-
mer baseball program has been a
big success during the month of
June. The Sharks' summer base-
ball team is made up of all under-
graduate players from the 1998
varsity and junior varsity players.
Port St. Joe has posted an 18-
2 record through 20 games. and
won the 15-16 year old division of
the Bay County Classic on June
The Sharks will finish out
*-their season at home, playing
Mosley at 6:00 Wednesday night,
a tournament on Friday and

Minnesota Twins

In the Area Soon
The Minnesota Twins base-
ball team will be coming to a field
near you. The Twins will be hold-
ing an open evaluation camp at
Gulf Coast Community College in
Panama City on July 6 from
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The camp
will be run by Minnesota Twins
scout Mark Quimuyog.
Players who are 15 to 20
years of age are eligible to partlcl-
pate in this camp. Players who
play American Legion Baseball
must have a letter from the
coach. All campers should bring a
glove and baseball shoes. ,
One of the best ways' to be,
seen by the Minnesota Twins is to
attend an evaluation camp like
this one.

Saturday in St. Joe, Wakulla at
7:00 Monday, and their final
game against Apalachicola on
Tuesday at 6:00.

11 & Under To

Play in Tourney,

District IV Dixie Youth
Baseball has added a new twist to
the line-up this summer-an 11
and Under Tournament. Four of
the area leagues. Port St. Joe,
Callaway, Parker. and' host
Wewahitchka, have elected to
enter teams to participate In the
double elimination competition.
Play will begin Saturday at
6:00 p.m. (CT) at T. L. James Park
with Port St. Joe facing off with
Parker. At 8:00 (CT) Callaway will
take the diamond against
Saturday's winners will meet
Monday in the nightcap game at
8:00 (CT); while the losers will
play an elimination match at 6:00
(CT). Beginning Tuesday evening
a single game will be played;
beginning at 7:00 (CT). The tour-
ney will wrap up on Wednesday,or
Thursday night. depending on the
standings of the remaining teams.
Everyone is invited and
encouraged to attend the games
and support the Gulf County ath-
letes. A full concession stand will
be operating to help defray the
costs for the Wewahitchka league.

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The Port St. ,Joe and
Wewahitchka Dixie Baseball AA (7
& 8 year old) All Stars began play
in District IVs double elimination
pitching machine tournament last
Saturday in Springfield. .
Port St. Joe was eliminated4-
from further play after Tuesday's,
11-10 loss to Franklin County, .
but Wewahitchka's All Stars conm-,,
tinue to battle their way through
the loser's bracket.
In opening day action,
Callaway downed Port St. Joe 9-4'
in the 4 p.m. game. Reaching
base for St. Joe were Matthew
Gannon, Blake Barnes. Mason.,
Adkison, Adam Cooper, and Eric.
Brumbaugh. Jamie Cawthron,
Gannon, Matthew Wright and
Phillip Fuze scored runs for the
The second match-up of
opening day was between
Franklin County and Wewahlitch-
ka. The Gulf County team was the
victor in an 11-2 game. In the
nightcap. Parker downed Bayou
George 13-3.
Monday night Parker defeated
Springfield 13-0, while Wewa-
hitchka took its first loss to'
Callaway with a final score of 12-
In Tuesday's early game, Port;,
St. Joe was eliminated in a hard
fought battle with Franllh
County that ended with a 11-10
score. Gannon led the team at the
plate, scoring three runs, followed
by Adkison and Sam Ellmer who
recorded two runs each. Single.,
scored runs were added by
Cawthron, Fuze and Cooper.
Justin Pierce reached base all,

three 'times he stepped to the
plate. Britton Brown. Fuze.
Brumbaugh. Barnes and Cooper
each received a base hit in the
In the nightcap match-up,
Wewahltchka took an overwhelm-
ing 24,-0 run-rule shortened game
victory from the host team
', Upcoming Games
Wednesday night, in the
loser's bracket. Bayou George and
Franklin County were scheduled
to play at 6 p.m. and winner's
bracket teams ,Callaway and
Parker met at 8 p.m.
Wewahitchka's All Stars took
the night off and will face the
loser from the Callaway versus
Parker game on Thursday at 6
p.m. (CT) hoping for a win to earn
a berth in the championship
The championship game will
be held Friday at 7 p.m. (CT). If
necessary, an additional final
game will be held Friday at the
same time.
Wewa's All Stars are
Jonathan Adkison, Cody
Andrews, Tyler Bush, Dustin
Beatty. Andrew Dorman.' Phillip
Fleming, Summer Grice. Blake.
.Lincoln, Derek McNamara,
Christopher Parmele, Stetson
Rich, Troy Suber and Mary
Taunton. They are coached by
Jeff Andrews, Carl Suber and
Mitch Rich.
Everyone is encouraged to
atterid the games In Springfield
and support the young Gulf
Countians In their quest for the
championship. -.. .,

.... .,.--. --, ---, .. ----p,

WEWA 7 & 8 YEAR OLDS: kneeling, from left: Bud Parmele, Troy Suber,
Cody Andrews. Curtis Morgan and Stetson Rich. Back row, Derek McNamara,
Blake Lincoln. Phlllip Fleming, Tyler Bush, Andrew Dorman, Mary Taunton
and Jonathan Adkison. Not pictured is Summer Grice.

A small donation at the gate will
be asked of those attending the
tourney. ;
Port St. Joe
Fielding for Port St. Joe in the
tourney will be Travis Chambers
Burge, Garrett Garland. Bryan
'Glass, Sidney' Harris'1A Jake'
Howse. Coy Knox. Aaron 'Little.
Bart Lowry, Chad Lucasr'Justin
McCroan. Chaes Tharpe; Zach
Williams and Terrance Woullard.
Coaches are Travis Burge,


In last week's edition of the
star, an error was made in an ar-
ticle concerning, a wreck which
took place on June 15. Livem
Hanna Ayers's correct age Is 46,
rather than 90, as was reported
In the story. There was also some
ambiguity about,the use of seat-'
belts at the time of the crash. Liv-
em Ayers was wearing her seat-
belt at that time.

Phillip McCroan, and Frankie
Wewahitchka's team mem-
'beirs are Cody Bidwell, William
'Chason, Richard Cox, Jacob
Jackson, Random Jackson. Jamie
McCorvey, Robbie Morris, Sam
Paul. Shawn Rich. Ricky Roberts.
Brandi Sasser, David Stanley and
Andrew Taylor. : .
'. -, ,They are being coached by
Mat Taylor. Don Rich and Victor
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Springfield to earn their slot in
the championship game.
Port St. Joe's representatives
faced the home team, Parker., and
came out the victor with a 9-3
Kenny McFarland pitched the
complete game, striking out 10
while only walking one batter., He
gave up six hits to the opposition,
The Florida Coast bats came
back' to life after a quiet night at
the plate on Wednesday. Leading
in the' attack was Shawn
Reynolds with a home run arid a
single. Kale Guillot was also
strong with two doubles in the
Cody Strickland and Stephen
Tdrantino batted .500 with a dou-
ble and single each. McFarland
added two singles. while Bennie
Tiller, Jordan Todd and Jake
Howse each added a single.

;e Tourney
Thursday's win over Parker
earned Florida Coast a berth in
the championship game against
Callaway on Friday night.
Shawn Reynolds pitched for
his team in the final game of the
tourney.. He struck out six
Callaway batters, walked two, and
hit one, while allowing five hits.
St. Joe's defense was able to
hold the strong Callaway batters
to only one run until the fourth
inning, while struggling, to get
some action started at the plate
themselves. Fielding errors result-
ed in Callaway posting three more
runs that inning.
The only scored hit of the
game for Florida Coast, a single,
was picked up by Stephen
Tarantino in the third.
Florida Coast suffered a 4-0
loss to Callaway in the champi-
onship game and was awarded
second place in the seven team
double elimination tourney.

Jake Howse, Daniel Hacker, Kenny McFarland, Bryan Glass, and
Shawn Reynolds. Second row, from left, Josh Mainor, Jordan Todd,
Cody Strickland, Kale Guillot, and Stephen Tarantino. Back row, asst.
coach Mike Todd, Donnie Guillot, Bennie Tiller and manager Alan

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Some children grind their
upper and lower jaws together
while sleeping, a habit called
tooth-grinding or bruxism. It's
generally regarded as a ten-
sion-releasing habit, and chil-
dren may begin doing it even
before their teeth erupt.
While bruxism doesn't
directly cause malocclusion
(bad bite), it can delay the
loss exfoliationn) of primary
The habit also makes it
harder for the permanent
teeth to erupt, so the usual
eruption sequence may be
delayed and malocclusion can
result. If a child continues
bruxism when he has his per-
manent teeth, it can contribute



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If you know. your child
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Area Law Enforcement Activities...

Sheriff McKeithen displays
cocaine seized from the
residence of Carla Peterson

Possession Arrest
On Thursday, June 18, inves-
tigators of the Gulf and Franklin
County Sheriffs Offices served a
search warrant at 214 Avenue B
in Port St. Joe. The location is the
residence of Carla Peterson, 29, of
Port St. Joe.
During the search, 10 jewel-
er's bags containing cocaine were
found, resulting in Peterson's
arrest. She was charged with pos-
session of cocaine and possession
of cocaine with the intent to dis-
Gulf County Judge Bob
Moore set bond for Peterson at
Confession of Burglary
In another matter last
Thursday, Sheriff Frank
McKeithen received a complaint of
a burglary alleged to have
occurred on Avenue C in Port St.
Joe. McKeithen was told that dur-
ing the month of May, Larry
Charles Morgan had entered a
residence and stolen a trolling
motor and batteries.
An interview with Morgan led
to his admitting the burglary, and
recovery of the trolling rnotor. As a
result. Morgan, a 46 year old res-
ident of Port St, Joe, was arrested,
and charged with burglary. He is
currently lodged in the Gulf
County Jail.
Speeding; Storing Pot, Pipe
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tion for speeding.
During further investigation,
Deputy Beasley found a
Tupperware bowl containing mar-
ijuana and a pipq with which to'
smoke the drug.
Mock was arrested and
charged with possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana and
possession of drug paraphernalia.
Speed+No License+Dope=Jail
Sunday, June 21st, Deputy
Shawn Butler stopped Kimberly
Layne Flowers for driving at an
excessive speed on Highway 71 in
Wewahitchka. The dispatcher's
check of Flowers' driver's license
revealed that it had been sus-
Flowers, 32, of Kinard, was
then placed under arrest for dri-
ving while license suspended or
revoked. During an ensuing
search of vehicle, two small bags
of marijuana were found in the
vehicle. As a result, a charge of
possession of less than 20 grams
of marijuana was added to the
Domestic Battery Incident
In other action Sunday,
Sergeant Stacy Strickland and
Reserve Deputy Howard Dobson
responded to a domestic dispute
on Ling Street in the Highland
View area.
The alleged victim stated her
boyfriend had hit her In the face,
causing bruising and reddening
below her right eye.
Shortly thereafter, John C.
King, a 30 year old resident of;
Port St. Joe, was located in
Mexico Beach and charged with
domestic battery in relation to the
In Other Bookings .
Tuesday. June 16---Ronald
Raymond Raffield. 40., of
Wewahitchka, domestic battery;
Stacy Lynra Sherrll, 32, of
Wewahitchka, domestic battery;
and Kendrick L. Gray, 18, of
Wewabitchka, driving while
license suspended or revoked,
attaching a tag not assigned.
Wednesday,. June 17-Tracy

Too iouIng For Alcohol!
On June 17th. at approxi-
mately 4:30 a.in.. Pbi-t St. Joe
Police Department Officer David
Cross arrested Marco M. Givens,
20. of Port SL Joe, for possession
of an alcoholic beverage under the
age of 21 and resisting an officer
without violence.
Probation Violated
On the evening of June 17th.
Officer Glenn Norris arrested
Nicholas W. Morning, 21. of Port
St. Joe, on an active warrant for
violation of probation. Morning
;was on probation',for possession
'f cannabis under 20 grams and
,drug paraphernalia.
i Trespass/Drug Possession
June 19th, near 8 a.m.,
Officer Stephens arrested
Clarence Wayne Hand, 37, of
Wewahitchka, for trespassing
after warning at the Shell service
station in Port St. Joe. After fur-
ther investigation. Officer Chris
Teeter charged Hand with posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
Unlicensed Driver
On the evening of June 20, at
approximately 9:20 p.m., Officer
Russell Burch arrested Tobias H.
Lim, 20. of Tallahassee. Lim was
stopped by Officer Burch for an
expired tag and further investiga-
Lion revealed that the suspect's
license was suspended.

Edward Johnson, 35, of Panama
City Beach, violation of
community control (re: posses-
sion of cannabis charge); Titus
Paul, 28, of Panama City, viola-
tion of probation (re: possession
of cocaine charge); Carl Wayne
Ard, 38, of Eastpoint, violation of
probation (re: possession of mari-
Juana charge); and Curtis Lake
IV, 23, of Eastpoint, violation of
probation (re: possession of.
cocaine charge). ,
Thursday. June 18,-Willie
Floyd Nobles, 41, of Wewahitchka,
failure to appear (re: possession of
marijuana); and Robert T. Shows,
43, of Port St. Joe, "failure to
appear (re: driving .under the
Friday. June 19-'John
Wayne Wimberly., 44, of
Wewahitchka, aggravated assault:
and Charles H. Quattlebaum, 50.
of Wewahitchka. failure to appear
(picked up for Bay County).

hBeac PD Log

Sleeping It Off
On Thursday. June 18th. Lt.
Brad Hall responded to a report of
a female lying on the side of
Highway 98. Hall found the
female intoxicated and sleeping
on the westbound shoulder of the
The napperr". Identified as
Diane L. Moates. refused to listen
to Lt. Hall as he advised her to
leave the roadway, and she
became belligerent. She was
arrested for disorderly intoxica-
tion and transported to the
CCA/Bay County Jail.
A Disturbing Arrest
Also last Thursday, Lt. Hall
was called to 119 South 42nd
Street in response to a report of a
drunk person apparently causing
a disturbance. G.C.S.O. Deputy
Tim Hightower responded to
assist in the call.
The suspect, Jason T.
Lewellen, of Hensley, Arkansas.
was found to have a warrant from
his home state for his arrest for
commercial burglary.
Lewellen was arrested by Hall
and transported to the CCA/Bay
County Jail where he was charged
as a fugitive from justice. He will
be extradited to Arkansas.
Rear End Mishap ,
Friday, June 19th, Ptlm. Joey
Pritchard responded to a t-affic
crash at the titersectlit of
Highway 98 and 17th Street.

Morris 0. Duncan, of Havana,
driving a 1992 Ford truck,
attempting to make a left turn
onto 17th Street, was struck in
the rear end by Michael D. Roney,
operating a 1985 Ford truck.
Roney, of Port St. Joe, was
issued a citation for careless dri-
ving as a result of the accident.

'" Fender Bender
'Also, on Friday, Ptlm.
SPritchard responded to a report of
another crash at Highway 98 and
3rd Street.
Rosemary Richards, of Mexico
Beach, was driving a 1995 Ford
passenger car on Highway 98
when a vehicle in front of her
made a sudden left turn.
Richards was forced to brake
quickly to avoid a collision.
In a chain reacUon event,
Ernest Antle, motoring behind
Richards, attempted to miss her
Scar, but struck the rear of the
Ford anyway. No charges were
Filed as a result of the mishap.
Loaded, Stashed Pistol
Friday. June 19th. Pdtm. Nick
VanStrander and Ptlm. Bur
H' immer observed a suspicious .
vehicle in the parking lot of
Marquardt's Marina.
As the passenger exited ,from
the vehicle, Himmer observed a
gun in' the door of the vehicle.
Upon further investigation, a
Smith and Wesson .22 caliber

Web Site/Phone
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phone registration for the fall
1998 semester will continue to be
held through July 31 for all con-
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touch tone phone for student use
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handgun was found to be loaded
and in an' unsnapped holster.
The passenger, Larry W.
Greene, of Valdosta, Georgia, was
arrested for carrying a concealed
firearm and was transported to
the CCA/Bay County Jail.
Burglar On The Run
Last Sunday, Ptlm.
VanStrander was dispatched to
113 South 35th Street in refer-
ence to a burglary with the sus-
pect in the house. Pnor to the
patrolman's arrival, the suspect
fled the scene. The case remains
under investigation.

Teenage TV Theft
Sunday, June 21st, Lt. Hall
was called to 117-A South 38th
Street in reference to a burglar y of
a 1993 Toyota camper that
occurred in the early morning
hours. Reportedly the vehicle was
vandalized and a television stolen
from it.
Monday, a Tennessee teenag-
er was arrested and charged with
burglary, theft, and criminal mis-
chief in relation to the case. He
was then transported to the
Department of Juvenile Justice
secure intake in Panama City.

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Preach-A-Thon '98 Slated

for Frank Pate Park Sat.

Preach-A-Thon '98 will be
held at Frank Pate Park this Sat-
urday, June 27. During this
event, the community will be
blessed with a variety of Christian
vocalists, speakers, musicians,
puppeteers, and dramatists.
The Preach-A-Thon will begin
at 5:00 p.m. and end at dark.
Everyone in the community is In-
vited to attend.
Following is a schedule and
list of the people that will be
speaking or performing at the
5:00-Rev. Talmadge Kenne-
dy (opening prayer) and Rev. Guy
Labonte of Liberty Bible Church
(congregational praise).
5:10-Rev. Clayton Russell of
Howard Creek Baptist Church.

Mother's Day
Out Program
A "Mother's Day Out" pro-
gram is being planned to begin In
August at Long Avenue Baptist
Church. Thie program, to be held
on Tuesday, will start at 8 a.m.
and continue to 2 p.m.
Registration will be $15 per
family and will be held in August
and its. date will be announced
later. There is a $25 monthly
donation per child, with consider-
ation for families with more than
one child.
For more information call
Long Avenue Baptist Church at
229-8691. i

Dinner at PSJHS
.The Norris Db. Ldngston Youth
Scholarship Foundation will be
holding a motivational dinner in
the; Port St. Joe High School com-
mons area on Thursday, July 2,
at 7:00 p.m., EST.
1The keynote speaker for the
evening will be Dr. Frederick S.
Humphries, President of Florida
A&M University in Tallahassee.
Dr. Humphries will be giving a
presentation entitled, "Education
Is The Key."
Dinner will be served at no
cost for those, attending this

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5:20-"Kids on the Move," the
puppeteers from Oak Grove As-
sembly of God Church.
5:30-Rev. Robert Lowery of
Amazing Grace Apostolic Church.
5:50-Bro. Lance Irwin, a
musician soloist from Christian
Fellowship Independent Baptist
Church of Mexico Beach.
6:00-Rev. James Wiley, the
assistant pastor of Oak Grove As-
6:20--"Kids on the Move".
6:30-Evangelist Bob Coutu,
the pastor of Lighthouse Minis-
tries of Gainesville.
6:50-Bro. Paul Presnell, a
soloist from First Baptist Church.
7:00-Rev. Carl Bailey of Mt.
Zion Baptist Church of Apalachi-
7:20-Str. Gloria Fennell, a
soloist from Body of Christ
7:30-Rev. Allen Wellborn of
First Baptist Church of Port St.

Explosion '98
The Gospel Explosion '98,
children's ministerial teaching,
will be held on Saturday, June
27, at the Washington Recreation
Center from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00
p.m. There will be Biblical teach-
ing, singing, food, and games.
9The Gospel Street Explosion
'98 will also take place on Satur-
day, June 27, on Martin Luther
King Boulevard from 7:00 p.m.
until 12:00 midnight.
There will be sermons, quar-
tettes, choirs, and solos. This
event has been sponsored by the
North Port St. Joe Community

Note of Thanks
The family of the late Timothy
Williams, Sr. would like to thank
everyone for the flowers, food,
and prayer during the passing of
our loved one. Because of all of
,you, we were not forced to face
this alone. May God place a spe-
cial blessing upon you and your
.. Thank you.
The Willianrs Family

7:50-Claude Alcom, a solo-
ist from Grace Baptist Church.
8:00-Rev. Aaron Ward, the
assistant pastor of New Covenant
8:20-Bro. Richard Parker of
Overstreet Bible Church.
8:40-Bro. Rawlis Leslie of
Zion Fair Baptist Church.
9:00--Rev. Guy Labonte
(closing prayer).

Items Needed in
the Community
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens need the following items do-
nated for several low Income men
and women in the community.
*Window air conditioner for a'
blind man with severe arthritis
and heart problems.
*Refrigerator for elderly man
who can not work and lives in a
rural area on a low fixed income.
*Arts and crafts for use -in the
new Facility Based Respite Care 'A
Program for Alzheimer's clients.
The program will begin on July 1.
If anyone would like to do-
nate any of6 these items, please
call 229-8466.

The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will accept applica-
tions of two (2) temporary contract
general laborer positions. Position will
be approximately six (6) months or
less and the starting salary is' $6.00
per hour / 40 hour work week. Must
be capable of performing all types of
general labor, and be willing to learn
to run heavy equipment. Applicants
must either possess a CDL driver's
license or a Class 4 / Chauffeur's dri-'
vers license. ,: .
Applicants must, be a high school
graduate or equivalent. Applications
may be picked up and submitted at
the Gulf County Road Department,
East Seventh Street, Wewahitchka,
Florida .32465, (850) 639-2238
between the hours,of 7:00 a.m. 3:00
p.m., C.D.T. The deadline for submit-
ting applications is .July ,10. 1998.
Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is an Equal
Opportunrty/AMilrmative Action Em-
ployer. : ,
/s/ Warren J. Yeager, Jr., Chairman
Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk
2tc, June 25 and July 2. 1998

Citizens of

Tomorrow. .

Martha Elizabeth, 1, the daugh-
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of Port St. Joe.

Rakeem Quinn, 6, the son ,of
Marchell Gathers and Sandy
Quinn of Port St. Joe.

David Keith Wilson, 6, the son Ashlyn, 10, Kayla, 6, and Alys-
of Ronald and Patty Minger of sa, 3, the children of Kenneth
Port St. Joe and the late Keith and Alisa Parker of Port St.
E. Wilson MI. Joe.

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Why I Believe In

president of the United States. But if I were asked to prove that,
1I would have to rely on the testimony of those who knew him
I also believe the record of Jesus, His birth, ministry.
crucifiction, and resurrection. I believe this because of His own
testimony d the testimony of those who knew Him and
witnessed All the things He did.
vMany witnesses saw the Old, Testament prophecies of.
Jesus ,fulfilled. Multitudes saw His miracles of healing and.
restoration of life. Various individual witnesses and groups of
witnesses saw and conversed with Jesus after his resurrection
from the grave.
All of this is recorded in the Bible for any to see. So just as
I believe in George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin, I also
believe in the reality of Jesus. Multitudes of eye-witnesses have
left us their record, just as has happened in the case of people in
the records of American history. ,
When Peter and John were telling the multitudes about the
miracle of Jesus' resurrection, the priests and Sadducees told
them to stop. But they said, "We cannot but speak the things
we have seen and heard." (Acts 4:20).
Chapter 17 of the Gospel of John is an intercessory prayer
of Jesus. In this prayer He prays for those who have accepted
Him. And in verse 20, He prays also for those who will believe
because of the witness of those who knew Him.
Why do people find it hard to believe God's Truth? We
,feel that we must "Do" something to make ourselves acceptable
to God. But Ephesians 2:8-9 tells us plainly that salvation is a
'Gift of'God, and is not a result of our good works.
John 3:16 says "God so loved the world, He gave His only
begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish.
but will receive EVERLASTING life.
Faith in Jesus is our victory over death. (I John 5:4).
God expects me to accept His Truth. When I do. Jesus'
blood shed at Calvary, cleanses me of ALL my sins.

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
Sunday School 9:45 am Discipleship Training 5:00 pm Sun. Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
Q0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusreth 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 -

First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Church Office 227-1493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor
Sunday School ; .. .. . 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ,. . 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .. . . 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday' ................. 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us

Bible Study: W<
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. S
:6 p.m. Wednesday N
Call 229-8310
SL : P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
C'o' r' n r f h St, ., Ma ...in A v nu.


Craig Pippin & Destiny Appreciation,

to Perform on Sunday The Victory Temple C
y famiiwould like to cordiaH

Port St: Joe's own Craig Pip-
pin & Destiny will be ministering
in song at Howard Creek Baptist
Church this Sunday, on June 28,
beginning at 11:00 a.m., ET.
Pippin, who is certainly no
stranger to gospel music or to the
area, has worked with many well-
known artists during his career,
but he considers himself to be at
the height of his career right now
because he is fulfilling his lifetime
dream of having his son. Chad,
share in the ministry.
Chad, an accomplished
drummer, joins his father, along
with Chris Peltz on the bass gui-
tar and Pippin's longtime friend,
Jeff Polston. Polston has also
played with some ;of the top

names in gospel music.
The members of Howard
Creek Baptist Church would like
to extend a cordial invitation to
everyone to come and listen as
the group shares their talents
and testimonies.
There will be a covered dish
supper following the service.

Coleman Sisters
Now Appearing
Jean Coleman and The Cole-
man Sisters will be appearing at
Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church on June 26 at 10:45 a.m.
and 6:00 p.m.


In Matthew 3:3, we find,
". a voice of one calling in
the desert. Prepare the way
for he Lord, make straight
paths for him."
Oliver F. Taylor John the Baptist was a
Visitation Minister, First forerunner of Jesus who
United Methodist Church proclaimed the kingdom of
heaven was near. The kingdom is still at hand.
In today's world there are many who have not
found the Lord. Jesus will take us wherever we are
in life. All we-need is to accept Jesus Christ as our
Lord and Saviour. As Christians we need to help oth-
ers find a straight path to. the Lord. Many people
seem to always want to take a detour before accept-
ing the Lord.
My advice to these people is that they are deny-
ing the very best for their life. The world cannot offer
any substitute which would take the place of Jesus.
The Lord walked a straight path, and we need to fol-
low Him.

Pastor Gathers Introduced

The members of the Victory
Temple First Born Holiness
Church would like to proudly in-
troduce to the community their
new pastor, Elder Charles A.
Gathers of Port-St.-Joe..oHe-wlllbe_
a blessing to this community.
Everyone is cordially invited
Gospel Sing
The members of Beach Bap-
tist Chapel would like to invite
you to come and make a joyful
noise unto the Lord. at the Com-
munity Gopsel Sing. scheduled
for June 27 at 7:00 p.m., EST.
Please come prepared to be
blessed. They hope .to see you
there. For more information.
please call 647-5026. Please leave
a message. and your call will be
Beach Baptist Chapel is lo-
cated at 311 Columbus Street on
St. Joe Beach.
Musical at Long
Avenue Baptist
A Muppet-style musical, enti-
tled "King Of The Jungle," will be
performed at Long Avenue Bap-
list Church on Saturday, June 27
at 11:00 a.m. In the sanctuary.
The musical is being spon-
sored by LABC's children's minis-
tries and performed by Creative,
Ministries of Pensacola. Everyone
is welcome to attend; this musical
is meant for children of all ages!

t Worship tth
Chuchof Iou

to meet him on Sunday. July 12.
,at 11:30 a.m. at the Washington
Improvement Group Center on
;Peters Street. Refreshments will
be served following the service.
, PastoraJ .Sundays. are the second
and fourth Sunday In every

Vacation Bible
School.Held at
Church of God
The members of the Highland
View Church of God would like to
Invite everyone to get "Hooked on
Jesus" the week of June 29 to
July 3. Classes will be held for
children 'ages two through 12. All
activities will begin at 6:00 and
end at 8:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
There will be "Ice Fishing" and
snow cones at the pre-
registration for Vacation Bible
School, which will be held on Sat-
urday, June 27, at 10:00 a.m.
The Highland View Church of
God is located at 482 Pompano

Bar-B-Q Dinner
at New Bethel
Carl Beard will be barbecuing
chicken and rib dinners on
,,Phursday, June 25, from 11:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m., to benefit the,
youth department of New Bethel
4.M.E. Church.
Dinners can be picked up at'
the church, which is located at :
the corner of Avenue C and High-
way 98. A donation of $5.00 is
being asked for the chicken din-
ners and $7.00 for the ribs.

dly in-

vite you to attend the apprecia-
tion service being held on behalf
of Mother Willis, in honor of the
late Bishop H. W. Willis, who
passed away on June 9.
The service will be held on
Sunday, June 28, at 12:00 noon.
.The guest speaker' for the after-
noon will be Elder Willie Ash of
Columbus, Georgia.
Rev. Jesse Hawkins and the
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Church will be in charge of the
evening service.

Special Service
at ZionFair
Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church will be holding a dedica-
tion service for. the new church
addition on Sunday, June 28, at
11:00 a.m.
Their speaker for the. event
will be Rev. Edward Kiry Jr., pro-
gram officer for the duPont Foun-
dation. They commend Rev. Kiry
for his work for the church and
this community.
Rev. Frank Jones and the of-
ficers and members of Zion Fair
would like, to ask you to come
and help them praise the Lord for
blessing everyone bountifully.

The friendly place to aworshiip!
-- First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
Worship Sundays at 10.00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages),
Wednesday Adult Priayer & Bible Study at 0.30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Located at 823 N 15th St. Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776

Come mind Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School ..................................................... 10 a.m .
Morning Service .............. ............................... 11 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ............ ...............................7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship .................................. 7 p.m.
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor 12/11

Sf 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756

SUNDAY WORSHIP .......................10 a.m.
SU.S N) ADULT SCHOOL ...........................11 a.m.
SSUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children Nursery Available
Pastor, Rev. J. Reid Cameron

r First Baptist Church
r s Allen Welborn "".Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
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

Come Visit and Enjoy


801 20th St. Port St. Joe


Sunday School.....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service..................6...6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting...7:00 p.m.
Bill Taylor, Pastor Roger Louks, Assl. Pastor

*Constitution andMffonument
C ch eS i tPo rtSt.Joe
Sunday School ........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth -
Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m. owship ..............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.


7:30 and 11.00 a.m. (EDT)
I Sunday School 9:45
8;:00 a.m.,(CTD


Discover God 's love!

Discover God's love!
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
"'" 1601 Long Avenue Port S Joe *229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. .
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5 p.m. (for, allages)
Wednesday' :-'-Children & Youth Missions at 7p.m ..
''" Prayer & Bible Study at 7p.m.;'
S, Adult Praise Choir at 8p.m. .
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth

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Sirst UnitedMethodist Church
S111 North 22nd SIreet Mexico Beach, FL .32410

Worship Services ........................ 9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ......................:.... o:15 a.m. CT

Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 Office Phone: 648-8820

Come Find Out What All the Exciteme.it 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
IWorship Service 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. CDT

Luke 19:11-27


(Always Ready)

Baptist Church

Visit Us! Upstairs First Union Bank Building
Sunday Worship 10 AM and 5 P.M.
uc y, Pastr Study 227-2583 COnuh: 227-1180




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MAY 12, 1998
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular ses-
sion with 'the following members present:
Chairman Warren J. Yeager, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, Nathan Peters,
Jr., John Stanley, Jr.. and Billy E. Traylor.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg, Administrator/
Emergency Management Director Larry
Wells, Building Official Richard Combs, New
Building Official Michael Hammond,
Emergency Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Mosquito. Control
Departme' secretaryy Sandy Hobbs, Road
Superin' Bob Lester, Solid Waste
Director Juc Danford, South Gulf County
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin, Veterans'
Service Officer/S.H.l.P. Administrator Bo
Williams. and Sheriffs Department Captain
Joe Nugent.
The meeting was called to order at 6:00
p.m., E.D.T. .
Administrator WeUls opened the meeting
with prayer, and Chairman Yeager led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT,. AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Knox. second by
Commissioner Traylor. and unanimous vote,
the Board approved with following Consent
Agenda and Supplemental Consent Agenda
Items. with the e.\ception of Preble,-Rlsh. Inc.
Invoice -. 61032 (on page 26 of "the
Supplemental Consent Agenda). as follows.
1) Minutes
-April 28. 1998 Regular Meeting
2) Equal Employment Opportunity Plan
3) Proposal ., '
-Rish & Gibspn, P.A Legal Services I
T.S. Alberto 'Buy-Out Program
II CorrecUon pages for the updated Equal,
Employment Opportunity Plan
2) Court Orders
-Forfeltures/Shertffs Dept. (#98-084--CA
S189 00'/_ 98-085-CA 3S195.00I tobe
paid from Law Enforcement Trust:
Equipment. Law Enforcement Trust Fund
I Account 1F31 01-64000)
3) Invoice
-Attorney Timothy J McFarland County)
Attorney (April. 1998 S2,235.00 to be
paid from County Attorney: Professional
Services-Billlngs Account #21314-
31100) :,
-Bay Medical Center Health Care
Responsibility Act (Weeks #97113-
00267 S190.36 / #97116-00044 "
S15486 / #97120-00412 S2.909.10 /
=197147-00041 S77.43 / #97203-00112
S* 124.50 / #97293-00519 S10388 /
.#97357-00405 S232.29 to be paid
from Health Care: Indigent Account
-First ChoiceReporters, --Court Reporter
(April, 1998"* $786.75 *' to be paid from
various Court Reporter line items)
-Preble-Rish. Inc. Industrial Park
(#61024 S2.000.00 to be paid from
Industrial Park: Professional Services *
. Account #24852-31000)
-Prable;Rlsh. inc. .- .Admin. Building
SHa adii (681025 S 750 00 to be
paid from Hazard MIugation Grant Funds
*Account #21825-310001
S-Preble-Rish. Inc. Gulf Aire Drainage
Study (#61030 81.500.00 to be paid
; rom BCC: Professional Services
Engineering Account #21111-311001
xxx -Preble-Rish. Inc. Storm Debris Cleanup
(461032 S38.566.00 to be paid from
FEMA: Professional Services Account
-S. M. Marley & Associates T.S. Alberto
Buy-out Program (Ramsey B3003-5 .
S450 00 / Holley #3003-11 S450.00 /
Wilhite 43003-12 8450.00 / Jennings
#3003-14 8450.00 / Conley #3003-
24 S450.00 / Bullock #3003-26 *
450.00 to be paid from T. S..Alberio
"Buy-out" Program Grant Funds)
4) Quote .
-F.orida Petroleum Liability Insurance
Prog. (S 1.272.00)
'5) Saltwater Fishing License (Approval NOT
to Renew)
HEALTH DEPT ('9798-13)-Pursuant to
advertisement to receive proposals (#9798-
13) for architectural services for remodeling
of the Health Department in Wewahltchka.
the following company submitted a proposal:
Kleski & Associates, Inc.
Upon motion by Commissioner Stanley.
second by Commissioner Peters. and unani-
mous vote. the Board agreed to table this
proposal for review and recommendation by
Chief Administrator Butler and Public Health
Administrator Doug Kent
advertisement to bold a public hearing to
consider adoption of a proposed animal con-
trol ordinance. Attorney McFarland read the
proposed ordinance by uitle and reported on a
change to be made within the ordinance
(change Gulf County Humane Societry to St.
Joseph. Bay Humane Society). After public
comment from Marion Hough and Dr. Tim
Nelson. Commissioner Tra)lor motioned to
.adopted the following titled ordinance.
Commissioner Stanley seconded the motion,
and It passed unanimously.
ING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (Complete ordi-
nance on file .in the Office of the Clerk)
Costin appeared before the Board to request
that he and John Cullen be appointed to
replace Loretta Costin and David Warriner as
Gulf County representatives on the
Continuing Florida Aviation System Planning
Process Steering Committee. Upon motion by
Commissioner Stanley, second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the Board approvedthis request.
MENT FACILITY-Doug Kent. Public Health
Administrator, appeared before the Board to
report that the Legislature has e funded
$800,000.00 for construction of a new health
department in Gulf County, and he recom-
mended that the new building be constructed
in Ward Ridge. He stated that Patricia
Warriner has offered to donate one and one-
half (1 1/2) acres and will sell the County one
and one-half (1 1/2) acres for $30,000.00,

and she will hold the note. Upon discussion
about possible locations. Chairman Yeager
requested that Commissioner Peters, Chief
Administrator Butler, and Public Health
Administrator Kent) look at several locations
to give the Board options. The Board thanked
Representative'Westbrook, Senator Thomas,.
Patricia Warriner, and Doug Kent.
ING-Marion Hough appeared before the
Board to commend the employees of Gulf
County, and to discuss the paving/owner-

ship of Castlewood Lane (Commissioner Knox
left the meeting at 7:08 p.m.). She requested
that the County be reimbursed $6,840.00
from either the Gaskin Estate or from the
property owners who benefitted from the
paving of the road (Commissioner Knox
returned at 7:13p.m.).
The meeting recessed at 7:14 p.m.,
The meeting reconvened at 7:29 p.m.,
TIVE FUNDING-Stale Representative Jamey
Westbrook appeared to discuss the legislative
funding for various programs in Gulf County,
stating that he appreciates being able to
serve the issues of the people. The Board
thanked Representative Westbrook for his
efforts and for his concern for the people of
Gulf County.
PROJECTS-Upon inquiry by Rita Gardner
about completion of the park project at
Howard'Creek. Commissioner Stanley stated
that he will take care of the restroom facility
Uponr her inquiry about playground equip-
ment, the following Board members agreed to
donate special projects funds for playground
equipment: Commissioner Knox ($250.00),
Commissioner Peters ($500.00),
Commissioner Traylor (8250.00). and
Chairman Yeager ($250.00).
REMOVAL-David L. Taunton appeared
before the Board to present Cdmmissioner
Traylor with a letter demanding an apology
for being called a liar at a previous meeting.
and.-a letter requesting reimbursement for
toads which he claims are private roads
paved within District II. Mr. Tauriton also dfs-
cussed that Ralph Rish. of Preble-Rish. Inc.,
is in partnership with the owner of
Panhandle Engineering (one of the companies
which submitted'a proposal for flood debris
removal consultation services) on various
other projects. ,
David C; Gaskin appeared before the
Board to report that he built the road (now
known as Castlewood Lane) on his property
in 1989; and it was graded by private indi-
viduals on two (2) separate occasions after
that date. He further reported that a right-of-
way deed was prepared prior to the paving of
the road. but it was never recorded,. He stal-
ed that upon the request of Attorney Charles
Costin, he prepared another right-of-way
deed for Castlewood Lane and presented it to
the Board
ENING" (BID' 9798-09)-Chief Administra-
tor Butler reported that a pre-construction
conference has. been scheduled with
Southeastern Mechanical Contracting. and
the Notice of Commencement will be issued
when the County constructs the access ramp
to the building.
trator Butler reported that all of the premi-
ums for dental Insurance have been paid.
and the stop-loss insurance will reimburse
the County for the amount of claims paid
over and above the premium amount. He fur-
ther reported that S7.099.75 Is due as of
April 30th (more will be due for May). and the
Board should pay this amount and reim-
bursement will be made within 45 days of the
end of the contract period. Commissioner
Traylor motioned' to approve this. payment.
and Commissioner Stanley seconded the
moon for. discussion. Alter discussion, the
motion passed unanimously. Chief
Admirdstrator.pButler, reported that he will
meet with John Stoner on May 16th to dis-
cuss the dental Insurance proposal for pext
. fiscal year .
MENT PLANT-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that Attorney McFarland submitted
a letter to Ike Duren regarding the capacity of
the wastewater treatment plant for Gulf Aire
Subdivision. and stated that he will give a
further report at the next meeting. '-
Commissioner Knox motioned to pay an
Invoice from KMT. Inc.. in the amount of
S46.696.00. for work done on the Industrial
Park. and Commissioner Traylor.seconded
the motion. Upon discussion regarding a
'hole' In the middle of the park property. the
motion passed unanimously.
BOARD/E.A.R.-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the Planniing t Development
Review Board will meet on May 19. 1998 at
10:00 a.m.. E.D.T. to discuss the Evaluation
and Appraisal Report draft and correspon-
AGENCY-Chief Administrator Butler report-
ed that the Enterprise Zone Development
Agency will meet on May 21. 1998 at 12:00
p.m.. E.D.T.. at the Port St. Joe Fire Station.
Administrator Butler reported on a letter
received from Eglin Air Force Base regarding
relocation of the Lighthouse Keepers
Quarters at Cape San Bias. After discussion
tha t itwould'cost the County approximately
S23.000.00 to have the building moved, the
Board requested that Chief Administrator
Butler inquire about grant funds. etc. for this
AL (BID 09798-12)-Commissioner Traylor
motioned to pay two (2) Invoices from C. R
Smith & Son. for flood debris remove al 1480 -
831.895.50 & #481 S15.291.851. and
Commissioner Knox seconded the motion for
discussion After discussion, the motion
passed unanimously
Chief Administrator Butler presented an
invoice from GAC Contractors (in the amount
of SI 785.601 for paving done on C30E. in the
Stumphole area. After discussion that the
Count)' has nori contracted with GAC to per-
form any paving, the Board took no action on
this imnoice. ,
INVOICE JAIL-Chief Administrator
Butler reported on a letter received from RGL
Associates, Inc. (in the amount of $374.15)
regar'diig' 'prisoner medical bills for inmate
Anthony Bond due to Gulf Pines Hospital. He
stated that he is working with the hospital on
this matter,, and will bring it back before the
Board at a later date.
TEE-Former E.D.C. Chairman Danford
reported that Danny Voyles Is the newly
elected Chairman of the Economic
Development Committee.
, FEE-Building Official Combs reported that
David Anderson purchased a $50.00 mobile
home permit to place a mobile home, at
Dalkeith Recreation Park, then decided' to
place a recreation vehicle on the lot instead.
He stated that an R-V permit is $25.00,.
therefore Mr. Anderson is requesting a
$25.00 refund. Commissioner Peters
motioned to approve this request, and
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion.
It passed 4-0, with .Commissioner Stanley
abstaining, .due to possible family involve-
ment. ,
The meeting recessed at 8:16 p.m.,
E.D.T. '
The meeting reconvened at 8:29 p.m.,
E.D.T. .

Veterans' Service Officer Williams reported
. that certain Veterans may register through
his office to be eligible to use the new VA
Outpatient Clinic at the Naval Coastal
Systems Statiofi at Panama City Beach.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the following recommen-
dation, as made by S.H.I.P. Administrator

That the 50% rule for rehabilitation ,is
withstanding as outlined ..in the Gulf
County Adopted Building Code, with the
exception of those homes repaired under
the provisions of the County Affordable
Housing Programs,
The intent of these programs. (SHIP,
CDBG, and others as, they may come
available) is to upgrade homes to HUD
Housing Quality Standards and with cpn-
sideration to funds available for such
rehabilitation.. .. .
This exception will not apply to those
homes located in flood plains as indicated
in the Flood Plain Ordinance of 1994.
ROAD PAVING-Commissioner Traylor
discussed the paving of Castlewood Lane in
reference to County ownership: stating that
many roads in the Stonemill Creek area were
paved during the same period, even though
the roads had not been deeded to the County.
He further stated that TLC Properties (of
which David Taunton has ownership) record-
ed deeds to the roads after the paving was
TRIAL PARK TENANT-Upon discussion by
Commissioner Peters regarding the possibili-
ty of Cox & Associates leasing the Industrial
Park site, the Board agreed to send a letter to
the Economic Development Committee.
requesting that they pursue this possibility
with Mr. Cox.
BOAT RAMP-Upon discussion by
Commissioner Stanley regarding County
Ordinance N89-2 (which was adopted on an
emergency basis to prevent commercial boats
from docking at the White City Park boat
'ramp). Commissioner Knox reported on com.
plaints received regarding Incidents with
employees of commercial boats which were
docked at the boat ramp. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley. Attorney McFarland
reported that Ordinance #89-2 Is still valid
and in effect.
COUNTY ROAD LIST-Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley regarding the list of
County Roads Included in the supplemental
information package. Chairman Yeager and
Road Superintendent reported on the devel-
opment of this list (roads maintained by the
County is the last couple of years).
Commissioner Stanley stated he disagrees
with some of the roads on the list. and would
Like more detail. Chairman Yeager requested
that each Board member review the list for
possible adoption as the official County Road
TANT-Upon discussion regarding the costs
involved with having a consultant and a con-
tractor for flood debris removal.
Commissioner Stanley motioned to end the
consulting contract with Preble-Rish, Inc at
the 30-day increment (5/13/98). and
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion.
After further discussion regarding utilization
of County employees and F.E.M.A. reim-
bursement. the moon passed unanimously.
Chairman Yeager requested that Attorney
McFarland send a letter to Preble-Rish. Inc..
notifying them of the Board's decision.
Building Official Hammond also discussed
that some of the debris will have to be hauled
to Bay County.
Commissioner Knox reported on a letter
received from G. L. Kennington. in apprecia-
tion of the cleanup project in District Ill
WEWAHITCHKA-Upon motion by
Commissioner' Traylor.- second by
'Commissioner -Peters.' and .unanimous-vote.
the Board authorized Roy Lee Carter.to uti-
lize the Wewahlichka Recreation Funds
(S9.956.00 Account #57172-34000) for the
Summer Recreation Program.
Administrator Butler reported that KMT; Inc.
has not been: paid ,100% of the amount due
for earth w.rk-at the Industrial Park site. and

he will check mvth them regarding the "hole"
ir the middle of the property,
SULTANT-Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner, Stanley,
,and unanimous vote, the Board approved
payment of Preble-Rish. Inc. invoice #61032
(in the amount of $38,566.00) for flood debris
removal services . was exempted from the Supplemental
Consent Agenda approval>.
discussed the importance of the County
knowing which roads officially belong to
them, for future road paving purposes.
,There being no further business and
:upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
'ond by Commissioner Knox, and unanimous
vote; the meeting did then adjourn at 9:40
p.m ., E.D zT.' ;. : 1 I

MAY 19, 1998
The Gulf County Board 'of County
*Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Warren J. Yeager. Jr and
Commissioners Tommy Knos. Nathan Peters,
'Jr.. John Stanley. Jr. and Billy E. Traylor.
Others present were County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Clerk Benny C Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham.
Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore. Chief
Administrator Don Butler. Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wlbberg. Administrator/
Emergency Management Director Larry
Wells. Emergency Management/9 I
Coordinator Marshall Nelson. Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford. and Veterans Service
Officer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo Williams.
; The.meeting was called to order, at 5:07
,;p .m ., E .D .T .. .* .. i .' *. ,
TOR (BID #9798-121-Commissioner Peters
motioned to end the contract' with C. R.
Smith & Son for hauling of the flood debris.
and Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion for discussion. Alter discussion
regarding hauling of this debris and expens-
es incurred by Mr Smith based on the con-
tract with the County. Commissioner Stanley
withdrew his second. The mouon then died
for lack of a second. Commissioner Traylor
then motioned for Attorney McFarland, Chief
Administrator Butler, and Solid Waste
Director Danford to meet with Mr. Smith to
negotiate an amount which would be suitable
with him to end the contract Ito reimburse
expenses which he incurred based on the
contract being. awarded to him).
Commissioner Stanley seconded the motion.
and it passed 4 to 1. with Commissioner
Peters voting no.
'..'* DENTAL INSURANCE-Chief Admirus-.
trator Butler. presented a proposal. from
Dental Decisions. which included the renew-
al rates should the County choose to extend
the dental insurance for another year. The
Board requested that Attorney McFarland
review this matter and report back at the
next meeting.
trator Wells (for the County') and Wallace
Brannon (for the Union') presented the fol-
lowing Impasse issues to the Board for their
decision (there was discussion by both par-
'..ties andithe Board on each issue)-
9.1 The following, schedule for ann.qal
leave will be granted to unit employ-
S ees.

0 Months thru 12 Months 0 Workdays
I Year thru 2 Years 5 Workdays
3 Years thru 7 Years''" 10 Workdays,

8 Years thru 14 Years 15 Workdays
15 Years thru 20 Years 20 Workdays
20 Years or More 25 Workdays
The County requested the statement "for
those employees hired after December 31,
1997, the Annual Leave schedule will be the
same as above except that the maximum
accrued annual leave will be two weeks" be
The Union requested that this section be left
as-is (a maximum of five-weeks).
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed not to change Section
9.2(a) No annual leave will be paid to an
employee who fails to work 1,040
hours (6 months) during any one cal-
endar year, except employees on
approved leave and new hires.
The' County requested that the statement
"except employees on approved leave and new
hires" be deleted.
The Union requested that this "secuon be left
The Board tabled this section until later in
the meeting.
9.3 Annual leave shall conunue to accrue
while an employee is on annual leave
sick leave, jury leave, holidays, anriu-
Sal military training or any other form
of approved leave, or leave without
pay of thirty (301 days or less.
The County requested that employees out on
leave not be allowed to accrue annual leave.
The Union requested that this section be left
as-is. .. "*"
The Bbard, tabled this section until later in
the meeting.

10.13 If inclement weather condiuons do not
permit the employee to perform his
regular\ scheduled dues and there
SIs no other work available In line with
his normal dues. the employee may
be given the option to perform other
work in any classification. In no case
shall he be sent home without pay or
forced to use accrued annual leade.
compensatory lea\e or sick leave.
However. the employee may elect to
request annual leave or compensatory
The County requested that the statement 'in
no case shall he be sent home without pay or
forced to use accrued annual leave, compen-
satorv leave or sick leave' be changed to if
no other work is available, employees may be
sent home without pay or may use accrued
annual leave or compensatory leave.'
The Urunion requested tMat this secuon be left
a s -ls , .. . .. .
Upon motion, by:Commissioner Peters. sec-
ond by Commlssiloner Stanley'. and unani-
mous vote. tre Board agreed to change this
section as requested b\ Administrator Wells
(making note that the supervisor should send
employees home based on job classfltcatlon
and serdornty. on a rotaung basis)
10.14 This will be a new secUon regarding
employee breaks -
The County requested that employees be
given a 10-minute break min the morning and
a 10-minute break in the afternoon.
The Union requested that employees be given
a 15-minute break in tme morning and a 15-
minute break in the afternoon.
Commissioner Knox motioned to discontinue
organized breaks altogether. .and
Commissioner Traylor seconded thenmotion
-for discu Ssion, The motion Iailed.3lo 2.,v.ith
Chairman Yeager and Commissioners Peters
and Stanley young no. Commissioners Knox
and Traylor voted, yes. Commissioner Peters
then motioned to establish the new section as
listed below. Commissioner Stanley seconded
the mouon. and it passed unanimously.
10.14 Employees shall receive a 15-mmute
break in the morning (9:30 a.m E.T.)

SlCounty School -Board

MAY 12, 1998
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on May12. 1998. at 6:00
P.M., ET. in the Gulf County School Board
Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The
following members were present: Charlotte
Pierce, Caroline Norton. David Byrd, Mary
Pridgeon, and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
also present..
Chairman Pierce presided, and the
meeting was opened with an invocation by
Oscar Redd. followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by David Byrd.
RESOLUTIONS: A plaque was pre-
sented by the Gulf County School Board to
Coach Scott Gowan and the Port St. Joe
High School Boys' Varsity Track and Field
team for. achieving the Class 2A State
Championship Utitle: the Class 2A Region I
District 3 Championship t Ule: and the
Class 2A' District 3 Champlofiship title.
The Board adopted a 'Resolution
expressing its appreciation arid'gratitude
* to the Port St. Joe High School Boys Track
and Field team and Its coaching staff for
exemplifying such superior athletic stan-
dards. A copy of this ResoluUon is on;file
in the School Board office.
A plaque was presented by the Gulf
County School Board to Representative
Jamey Westbrook for his assistance In leg-
Islative matters that will aid the Gulf
County School System financially.
Plaques will be presented at a later
date to Senator Pat Thomas. Mr. Tom
Weightman. CEO of the Florida
Association of District School
Superintendents. Mr. Chris DoolIn and
Robert P. ,Jones & Associates representing
the Small School' ',District Council
Consortium, for their assistance in legisla-
tive matters that will aid the Gulf County
School system. Plaques will also be pre-
sented to Dr. Wayne Blanton and 'the
Florida School Board Association, Major
Barbara Sims and the Gulf Forestry Camp.
Henry Alford and the Gulf Correctional
Institution, and the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners for their continued
assistance to the Gulf-County School
addressed the Board regarding the Track
and Field program at Port St. Joe High
by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the
agenda. .....
motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mr. Redd,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
the following matters on the consent agen-
Appral of Minutes: Approved the
minutes for April 2, 1998.
Budget Matters/Payment of Bills.
Approved the following budget amend-
ments and payment of bills:
Budget Amendment VII, General Fund
Budget Amendment VII. Special
Revenue. Other (Federal)
Budget Amendment VII. Special
Revenue, School Food Service
Budget Amendment VII, Capital

Projects (PECO)
Correspondence: The Board acknowl-
edged correspondence from the faculty
and staff of Port St. Joe Middle School
thanking the Superintendent and Board
for the appreciation lunch served on May
4, 1998.
Personnel: Approved personnel mat-
ters as follows:
Approved the following district level and
school level administrators for the 1998-
99 school year:
District Level: Deborah Crosby.
Coordinator of Special Services; Carey E.
Floore. Coordinator of Facility Services:
S. M., Eubanks. Coordinator of Voca-
SUonal. Adult and Community Services,
and Transportation; Temple Watson.
Assistant Superintendent and Director of,
Support Services. and School Food
Service; Sara Joe Wooten. Director of
Curriculum and Human Resource
SSchool i Leve :Catherine ,,Barfield,
Principal. Port St. Joe Elementary School
and Highland View Elementary School:
Chris Earley. Principal, Port St. Joe High
School: Larry Mathes. Principal.
Wewahitchka High School; Carolyn Rish.
Principal. Port St. Joe Middle School:
Clayton Wooten. Principal, Wewahitchka
Elementary School: TBA. Assistant
Principal. Port St. Joe High School: TBA.
Assistant Principal. Wewahltchka High
'ppi, rovd the following annual contract
teaches for the 1998-99 school year:
SGulf Cuny Adult School Martha
Sariborn '
Highland View' Elementary School -
Alitia Godwin, Charlotte Willis
S. Po L Je Elementary School Donna
Howze, Kay Walther
Port St. JoHigh Schl Bob Baston,
TammyOwens, Walter Watford
Special Services Joy Alles (part-time)
Wewahi chka Elementary School None
Wewahchka Hgh School Kern Teall
Approved the following instructional per-
sonnel be placed on Professional
S Services contract status for the 1998-98
school year:
fulfCunty Adult Sch1 None
Highland Yiw Elementary School -
Tonya Plair
Port S Elementary School Annette
*': t l t L JoS School Gary Howze
-. PoDAt 44,JS Middle SchoAo None
Wewahitchka Elementary School -
Melanie,Hinote, Karen Minger, Kimberly
Wewahitchka High School Peral Hunter,
James McLeod
Approved the reduction of one teaching
poslUon from the GARC program as of
July 1, 1998. The GARC Executive
Director will decide which position will
s. np/longer fbefunded by the Gulf County
Sc. Shool poard. (behavioral, specialist or
... vocational specialist),.
Approved the transfer 'of' the following
teachers to Port St. Joe Middle School for
the 1998-99 school year: Cathy Colbert
(from Highland View Elementary), Linda
X I.

Johnson,. Roy C. Garrett. and Judy
Campbell (from Port St. Joe Elementary).
Accepted the resignation of Barbara J.
Swain from her position of teacher at
Port St Joe Elementar, School1effedtive
May 12. 1998.
Accepted the resignation of Tim Hammon
from his position b of teacher' at
Wewahltchka High School effective May
25, 1998 .... ,
Granted request for family medical leave
'from August through December of 1998
for Heather Rish from her position of
teacher at 'Port'St. Joe High School.
Approved 'Peral Hunter for the supple-
mentary pay position of homebound
teacher at Wewahitchka High School,.
Approved Marge Prange for an additional
30 minutes per day pay for supervisory
responsibilities of a part time aide and
Implementation of Individual Educa-
Uonal Plan objectives for a profoundly
handicapped student at Wewahitchka
HighSchool. I
Approved Melissa Schell for the position
of part tme aide a minimum of three (3)
hours per day to serve a profoundly
handicapped student at Wewahitchka
High School.
Approved request from Principal Earley
for Christine White, teacher at Port St.
Joe High School to receive $60 per day x
4 days for summer work to change class-
Approved the following recommendations
for the Summer Youth Employment
Training' Program: Minnie Likely -
Counselor;, Sissy Godwin Counselor;
Triacy Bowers Counselor; Stephanie
Wade Counselor; Kathy Thomas -
Clerical Aide.
,Accepted resignation of Ruby Price from
her position of custodial worker at Port
St. Joe High School effective April 27,
1998 for medical reasons.
To compensate for the workload due to
Ms. Price's resignation, at the request of
Mr. Floore, the Board approved Edith
Thomas' hours be increased from 6
hours to 7 hours per day; also, Ruby
Farmer's hours are to increase from 5
1/2 hours per day to 7 hours per day.
One additional hour of compensation will
be paid to a substitute custodial worker.
Accepted a letter of intent to retire from
Nervine Colvin from her position of
School Food Service Manager at
Wewahitchka High School effective May
28, 1999.
Approved the following substitute teach-
ers in the Gulf County School system for
the 1997-98 school year: Eunice Manuel
and Jill Jones.
Approved the following substitute bus
drivers in the Gulf County School system
for the 1997-98 school year: Teresa
Tomlinson, Lowell Shafer, and Diana
Approved the following substitute school
food service workers in the Gulf County
School system for the 1997-98 school
year: Allene Stuzman and Deborah Riley.
Student Mattera~ Approved Michael
Vickers, a former Wewahitchka High
School student to enroll in the Gulf
County Adult School.

Mrs Pridgeon. second: by Mr. Byrd, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
discontinuation of out-sourcing ofthe Pre-

K Early Intervention program effective July
1, 1998.
S. On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second
by Mr. ,Byrd, .and unanimous vote, the
Board approved one (1) additional ESE
teaching position for Port St. Joe Middle
:School for the 1998-99 school year.
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second
by Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved a redesign for the adult
.education program to implement a day
program In Wewahitchka for the .1998-99
school year.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved submission of the Safe
and Drug Free project application for the
1998-99 school year.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board -approved the 1998-99 Drug
Prevention contract with Chemical
Addictions Recovery Effort.
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second
by Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
- Board approved a fee increase of $300 for
Lee Kotic, ESE consultant contracted
Through PAEC. Contract for 1998-99
school year will be for a total of $4600.
motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved registration: and travel expenses
for members to attend the Florida School
Board Association's Legislative Days on
April 15-16, 1998.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the Coordinator of Transporta-
tion's recommendation for the designation
of physicians for the 1998-99 school year.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board' approved the 12-Month Holiday
Calendar for the 1998-99 school year.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the adoption of a four-day work
week from May 25, 1998 through July 31,
The Board reviewed School Resource
Officer Monthly Activity Reports of Port St.
Joe High School/Port St. Joe Middle
School and Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High
School for the month of April, 1998. No
action necessary.
motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mr. Byrd.
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
registration/expenses for members to
attend the Florida School Board
Association's Summer Conference in
Tampa, Florida, June 9-12, 1998.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved registration/expenses for
the members to attend the PAEC Annual
Leadership Conference July 8-9, 1998, at
Gulf Coast Community College.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur-
ther business, on motion by Mr., Byrd, sec-
ond by Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous
vote, the Board adjourned at 8:20.

and a 15-minute break in the after-
noon (2:30 p.m., E.T.).

11.14 This will be a new section regarding
employee transfers -
The County requested that bargaining unit
employees be transferred from the Road
Department to the Mosquito Control
Department, and vice-versa, as needed.
The Union suggested that the additional
expenses incurred by an employee residing in
one area and having to report to the other
area would be unfair.
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board adopted the following section:
11.14 Bargaining Unit employees may be
transferred between departments if
needed with them reporting to their
normal duty station first, then being
transported to theother location.
12.1(d)Employees shall have eighteen (18)
month recall rights. Seniority will con-
tinue to accumulate up to the time of
recall. A period of absence for justifi-
able cause, as agreed to by the
Employer and the Union, which,
extends beyond the recall right time,
will not be considered a break in
The County requested that the statement "A
period of absence for lJusuilable cause, as
agreed to by. the Emplo'er and the Union,
which-extends beyond the recall right time,
will not be considered a break in employ-
ment" be deleted.
The Union requested that this section be left
Upon motion by Commissioner Knox, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
,vote, the Board agreed for this section to read
as follows:,
12.1 (djEmnployees shall have eighteen (18)
month recall rights, plus a 3-day noti-
fication period (will be notified by cer-
tiJled mail) Seniority will continue to
accumulate up to the time of recall.,
13.6 W'hen a holiday is observed on a
scheduled kork day, an employee
shall be paid up to the number of
hours, of work usually scheduled for
that day if the holiday is observed on
a renularl\ scheduled da\ off an eligi-
ble emrplo'ee shaJll be paid up to a
maximum of eight (8) hours of holiday
pay. .
The County requested that the statement "up
to the number of hours of work usually.
scheduled be changed to "8 hours".
The Uruon requested that this section be left
Upon motion by Commr i.iorner Peters. sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley. and unani-
mous vote. the Board agreed not to change
Section 13 6.
14.1 Employees shall accrue sick leave at
the rate of one-half I 'l2'1 day per
month. Sick Leave, Annual Leave,
Annual Militar -Training Leave,
Holidays. Jutr Leave. authorized
Leave of Absence of thirty (301 da'\s or
less. time spent by Union representa-
m ues on Union business -hall be con-
sidered as nours worked for the pur-
pose of credited service for sick leave.
There shall be no limit on the number
..of.sibkR.lay (hours) an employee *cdv-
ered by this AMaeement s.rhall eper-
Smited to .cc cim e.late'.
The County requested that this section .be
deleted. .
The Union requested.that one-half (1/2) day
be changed to one (1) day.
.Upon moon by Commis'.ioner Peters, sec-
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ond by Commissioqrer Knox. and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed not to change Section
14.1. I
14.3(b)It Is the employee's responsibility to
insure that his supervisor is notified
as to the unscheduled absences, :to
include the reason for the absence as
soon as possible, but not later than
thirty (30) minutes after his scheduled
time for reporting for work on the first
,day of absence. In the event the
degree of illness or Injury prohibits
compliance with the stated time lim-
its, the employee will report his
absence as soon as possible.
The County requested that the last sentence
be deleted. The Union requested that this
section be left as-is.
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Knox, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to change the last sen-
tence to read as follows:
"In the event the degree of illness or Injury
prohibits compliance with the stated time
limits, the employee must substantiate the
delay by providing a certificate of compliance
within twenty-four (24) hours."
14.5(a)Employees normally shall not be
required to furnish a medical certifi-
cate to support a request for sick leave
of three (3) work days or less. In indi-
vidual cases, a certificate may be
required where there are reasons to
believe that the employee is abusing
sick leave privileges. In such cases,
the employee will first be counseled. A
record of the counseling will be main-
tained on the employee record card. If
suspected abuse reoccurs, the
employee will be advised; in writing
that, because of this questionable sick
leave record, a medical certificate will
be required for each subsequent
absence on sick leave. This letter shall "
b ebe known as the Letter of Medical
Certication Requirement".
The County requested that the statement
"three (31 work days or less be changed to
'less than three (3) days
The Union requested that this section be left,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to change
this section as requested by Administrator
Wells. and Commissioner Stanley seconded
the motion for dlicusslon. Alter discussion
Commissioner Stanley withdrew his second
and Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion. It passed 3 to 2. with Commissioners
Knox and Stanley voting no.
14.5(b)Perio&s of absence on sick leave In
excess of three (3) consecuuve work
days must be supported by a medical
certificate to be filed upon return to
work. If the supervisor requests med-
Ical certificate clarification, the
employee will be granted an addition-
al fourteen (141 calendar days to pro-
cuce clarificauor In lieu of a medical
certificate. the supenisor may accept
a signed statement explaining the
nature of his/her illness. 1:.'/: !1''i
The County requested that the first sentence
be changed to 'Period, of absence for sick
leave for three 13) consecutive work days or
more must be supported by a medical certifi-
cate to be filed upon return to work.
The Uruon requested that this section be left
Commissioner Traylor mouoned to change
this secUon as requested b) Administrator
Wells. and Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion. It passed 3 to 2. with
Commissioners Knox and Stanley voting no.
The meeting then recessed at 6:35 p.m..
Thrie meeting reconvened at 6:55 p.m.. E.D T.
SUpon motion by Commissioner Peters.
second by Commissioner Starley, and unan-
imous vote. the Board agreed to add the
statement worker'ss compensation shall not
be considered approved leae for the purpos-
es of this article to Secuon 9.2(a). and they
agreed not to change Section 9.3.
18.3 Grtearnc.es resulting from a one-ume
act or decision will be Initiated within
twenty 120) working days of the incl-
dent. or knowledge of the Incident.
which cau sd the grievance .... ,
The County requested that the first sentence
be changed to Gineances resulting from a
one-time act or decision will be initiated with-
in fifteen (15) working days of the incident
ahich caused the grevance.
The Urnion requested that this section be left
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor. sec--
ond by Commissioner Knox. and unanimous
'ote. the Board agreed to change this section
as requested by Adminirustrator Wells.
19.1 If the grievance Is not satisfactorily
Settled at Step 5. the Union Business
S Manager or designee may appeal the
Step 5 decision to Arbitration. The
party desiring to invoke arbitration
must serve notice to the Employer
within thirty 130) calendar days after
receipt of the Step 5 grievance deci-
sion. If, at the nidual written step. the
Union is not representing the employ-
ee because he was not a due-paying
member of the Union, the employee
may appeal the grieance to
The County requested that thirty (30) calen-
dar days" be changed to 'twenty (20) calendar
da s'.,
The Union requested that this section be left
Upon motion by Commissioner Stanley, sec-
ond by Commissioner. Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed not. to change
Section 19.1.
20.9 Employee(s) who Is assigned a work
schedule, outside the normal work
schedule, will receive a shift differen-
tial of $25 per hour after 4:00 p.m.
and before 7:00 a.m., excluding
Mosquito Sprayers,
The County requested that the statement "as
long as the hours worked are not a continua-
tion of or contiguous to his/her normal work
schedule" be added at the end of this section.
The Union requested that this section be left
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani- \
mous vote, the Board agreed not to change
Section 20.9.
10.7 Employees called in to work outside of
and unconnected with their basic
work week shall be paid a minimum of
one (1) hour plus the work time at
their appropriate rate of pay.
The County requested this section read
"Employees called in to work outside of and
unconnected with their basic work day/week
shall receive the appropriate rate of pay for
the work performed but shall be compensat-
ed for a minimum of one hour at straight
time (not overtime)".

The Union requested that this section be left
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed for Section 10.7 to
read "Employees called in to work outside of
and unconnected with their basic work week
shall receive a minimum of two (2) hours of
comp time (at time and a half), regardless of
whether or not they have worked a 40-hour
work week".

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10.9 When an employee is scheduled to
work overtime which is not a continu-
ation of his regular work shift, he/she
will be guaranteed two (2) hours regu-
lar pay if he/she does not work and if
he/she is not notified, via personal
contact, member of household, or
answering machine, that no work is
available prior to reporting for work.
The County requested that "two (2) hours" be .
changed to "one (1) hour% The Union
requested that this section be left as-is;.
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed not to change Section
10.12 Employees who work out of their clas-
sification in a classification that pays
a higher rate shall receive the higher
rate for all .hours worked during the
work day Involved at the higher classi-
fication. Employees assigned to a Job
carrying a lower hourly rate will
receive no change in their regular
hourly rate for the time worked in the
lower classification. Employee(s)- tem-
porarily assigned to.a position/classi-
fication to fulfill a temporary need of
the Employer, such employees) shall
be returned to his/her previous posi-
tion/classification once there is no
longer a need for such temporary
The County requested that "the Supervisor
will have the authority to assign tasks as he
sees fit" be added to this section.
The Union requested that 'Temporary assign-
meAt to higher classifications or assignment
to lower classifications shall be pursuant to
unit seniority be added to this section.-
Commissioner Traylor motioned to change
Section 10.12 as requested by Administrator
Wells, and Commissioner Knox seconded the
motion. It passed 4 to I. with Commissioner
Stardnley voting no.
20.5 Effective October 1, 1993, all unit
employees shall receive a $ .28 per
hour increase in their base rate of
hourly pay (this S .28 per hour is.
equivalent to a 3% average hourly
increase. calculated upon all current
unit employees). Effective October 1.
1994 all unit employees shall receive a
3% average hourly Increase, calculat-
ed upon all current unit employee
base rates.
The County requested no wage Increase for,
The Union requested a 3% across the board
wage increase. effective October 1. 1997.
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor. sec-
ond by Commissioner Knox. and unanimous
vote. the Board concurred with the request of
Admiunstrator Wells.
Upon motion by Commissioner Stanley.
second by Commissioner Traylor. and unani-
mous vote. the Board agreed to pay for den-
tal Insurance for the bargaining unit employ-
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor.
second by Commissioner Stanley. and unan-
imous vote. the Board agreed not to add
Veterans Day to the list of official holidays in
Secuon 13.1 (Union had previously requested
to swap that day for the day after
Inquiry by the Union regarding clarificaton
of Article 10.13. Commissioner Peters
motioned that it state 'employees would be
sent home by job classlilcation and then by
seniority within the job classification, on a
.rotaung basis:. Commissioner Stanley sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unanimous-
sion by Wallace Brannon (for the Union)
regarding a grievance filed by Larry Young on
March 18. 1998. Administrator Wells report-
ed that Mr. Young wants to be reimbursed for
overtime paid to other employees on March
18th Upon discussion by Commissioner
Knox that the property owners where the
County was working (during the flood) had
requested that Mr. Young not be sent back to
their property, he stated that he notified
Mosquito Control Director Wood by radio not
to send Mr. Young. Commissioner Traylor
motioned to deny the grievance, and
Commissioner Stanley seconded the motion
for discussion. Upon inquiry. Mr. Young stat-
ed that he would accept the Board s agree-
ment not to use County radios to reprimand
employees. The motion then passed unani-
Mr Young then withdrew his grievance
filed on March 31.1998.
-There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley, sec-
,ond by Commissioner Traylor. and unani-
mous vote. the meeting did then adjourn at
8:20 p.m.. E.D.T.

MAY 26, 1998
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular ses-
sion with the following members, present:
Chairman Warren J. Yeager. Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox. Nathan Peters.
Jr.. John Stanley. Jr.. and Billy E. Traylor.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland. Clerk Benny C. Lister.
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham.
Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore. Chief
Adminirustrator Don Butler. Administrative
Assistant Debbe WIbberg. Administrator/
Emergency Management Director Larry
Wells. Building Official/Assistant Planner
Michael Hammond. County Engineer
Representatives Ralph Rish and Bill
Kennedy. Mosquito Control Department
Secretary Sandy Hobbs. Assistant Road
Superintendent Bobby Knee, Solid' Waste
Director JdOe Danford, South Gulf County
E.M. S. Director Shane McGuffln. and
Sheriffs Department Captain Joe Nugent.
S The meeting was called iJ order at 6:00
p.m., E.D.T.
Administrator Wells opened the meeting
with prayer, and Chairman Yeager led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the Consent Agenda and
Supplemental Consent Agenda, as follows:

1) Minutes :
-May 12, 1998 Regular Meeting

2) Grant Amendment
-Emergency Management EMPA
($1,122.00 Increase)
3) Grant Amendment
-T. S. Alberto "Buy-Out" ($10,020.00
4) Invoice
-Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan. Inc. -
T. S. Alberto, "Buy-Out" (#83213 *
$1.600.00 to be paid from T. S. Alberto
"Buy-Out" Grant Funds) .
1), Court Order I I ,
-Payment to Attorney J. Gordon Shuler
(Thompson #96-162-CF $202.92 to

be paid from Conflict Public Defender:
Circuit Criminal Professional Services *
Account #61021-31000),,
2) Grant Contract '.
-Local Mitigation Strategy (Phase II *.
$27,500.00) '
3) Invoice 'u
-Bay Medical Center Health Care
Responsibility Act (Corbett #98047-
00055 $1,794.99 / Burch #98048-
00010 $5,384.97 / Gainer #97280-
00008 $1,068.06 to -be paid from
Health Care: Indigent Account #51462-
-S. M. Marley & Associates Surveys &
Appraisals (#3003-7 Jackson $450.00
/ #3003-16 McDaniel $450.00 /
#3003-18 Taylor $450 00 / #3003-19
Raffield $450.00 / #3003-21 Little *
$450.00 / #3003-27 Holmes $450.00
/ #3003-28 *Body*" 8450.00 to be paid
.from T. S. Alberto "Buy-Out" Program
Grant Funds)
FLOOD LEVEL-Wayne Alford appeared.
before the Board to discuss that non-bearing
solid breakaway walls are allowed In V Flood
Zones in accordance with the National Flood
Insurance Program through F.E.M.A. (foi
areas beneath the elevated residence), but
the County restricts them in Ordinance 94-
10. He requested that the Board grant him a
variance to construct a "shed" with break-
away walls beneath his house at Cape San
Blas. Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler. the Board agreed to
review this matter with regard to the
County's flood insurance ratings.
FOR FINANCING-Howard Creek Fire Chief
Jimmy Alford appeared before the Board to
report that Panama Fire Apparatus. Inc. has
a 1973 Mack fire truck for 830.000.00. Mr.
Alford requested the Board's permission to
purchase the truck Upon discussion that
bids were previously received for a truck but
exceeded the amount that Howard Creek Fire
Department could afford. Attorney
McFarland reported that the Board could
authorize this purchase based on it being a
sole source Item. Upon motion by
'Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Peters. and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to advertise to receive
sealed bids for financing (S30.000.00 for 5
Years) for this truck. Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote.
the Board agreed to send a letter of credit to
Panama Fire Apparatus. Inc. so they will hold
the truck until financing is received.
Rish. of Preble-Rish. Inc.. appeared before
the Board to rebut allegations made by David
L. Taunton at previous meetings regarding
his company in reference to the Flood Debris
Removal consulting proposals/contract and
regarding paving of County roads. slating
that many of the statements made by Mr.
Taunton were misrepresented.
Upon discussion regarding the length of time
Individuals have been taking in making pre-
sentations to the Board. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to set a 5-minute ume limit
on Individuals presenting issues to the Board
and Commissioner Knox seconded the
motion for discussion. After discussion that
the Board could extend the time limit if nec-
essary. the motion passed 3 to 2, with
Commissioners Peters and Stanley voting no.
David Taunton appeared before the Board.
stating that Castlewood Lane was a private
road when paved by the County. Upon his
request, Commissioner Stanley mnotioned
that the Board agree that Castlewood Lane Is
not a county road and that It clearly fails to
meet the necessary requirements, and
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion.
Upon further discussion by Marion Hough
regarding obtaining an Attorney General
opinion, Chairman Yeager stated' that the
County Attorney has already, giventhe Board
a legal opinion In this matter. The motion
then failed 2 to 2. with Chairman Yeager and
Commissioner 'Knox voting no.
Commissioners Peters and Stanley voting
yes. and Commissioner Traylor abstaining
(due to possible conflict of Interest). ,
ROAD PAVING-Marion Hough
appeared before the Board to request that
Preble-Rish. Inc. compile a 'master" list of
actual roads paved during the 1995 road
bond paving program.. She also discussed a .
20-foot road width requirement according to
the fire safety code.
Chief Administrator Butler reported that ..
Kleski & Associates will provide architectural
services for a 30' x 40' addition to the
Wewahitchka Health Department at a cost of
812.000.00. Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner Knox, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved Chief
Administrator Butler's recommendation to
award Proposal #9798-13 to Kleski &
sion that the Board should advertise to
receive sealed bids for provision of dental
Insurance and that Dental Decisions will
extend the'current contract for 30 days (at
the new proposed rates). Commissioner
Peters motioned to advertise to receive bids
and to add the bargaining unit employees
effective June 1 1998. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
MENT PLANT-Upon. discussion about a
response letter from Ike Duren regarding the
capacity of the sewer system for Gulf Aire
(the response did not include specific plans
for expansion). Attorney McFarland recom-
mended that the Board give Mr. Duren a time
schedule for expansion before 'the County ,
begins denying permits. After discussion ,
about the possibility of the system Joining 3
either Mexico Beach or Port St. Joe.
Commissioner Knox motioned that Mr. Duren
be required to begin engineenng toward sub-
stantial compliance within 90 days or build-
ing permits will be denied. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and It passed
BOARD/E.A.R.-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that it Is the recommendation of the
Planning & Development Review Board for
the County to adopt the Evaluation &
Appraisal Report (E.A.R.) as drafted by Tom
Gibson (without making any changes based
upon correspondence received from Indian
Pass property owners), and advertise to hold
public hearings to consider an ordinance
adopting It. Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor. second by Commissioner Knox, and
unanimous vote. the Board agreed to adver-
tise to hold public hearings to consider an
ordinance adopting the E.A.R. as drafted.
Administrator Butler discussed a request
from Frank & Helen Baxley and Semman &
Dorothy Ingram to purchase property from :
the County Ion the west side of Beacon Hill
Park, adjacent to Lots 9 & 10). Commissioner
Knox requested that this matter be tabled for
further review., i *,'.

(BID #979S-12)-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that C. R. Smith &'Son invoice #480
and #481 were approved on May 12th (less
$1,517.25), and they are now requesting pay-
ment of the difference. He further reported
that this amount has been approvc ,.by the
engineers. Commissioner Traylor motioned to
pay $1,517.25 to C. R. Smith & Son, and
Commissioner Stanley seconded the motion
discussion.- After discussion, the motion .
passed unanimQusly.. ,, .
STUDY (PROPOSAL '#9 97-i4)--Chief,
Administrator Butler reported'that-he has an
invoice from Dames & Moore regarding the
airport feasibility study, and will bring it up

later in the meeting.
Emergency Management Director Wells pre-
sented a D.5.R. breakdown of the costs asso-
ciated with repair of the Sauls Creek Road
(8362.539.00), stating that this amount does ,
not reflect the cosf of.aiticlpated damages to
Doc Whidfleld Roadidue to the rebuilding of ,
Sauls Creek Road; Old Bay City Road and
Grain Bin Road. Upon discussion that
F.E.M.A. will not commit to repairing Doc
Whitfield Road because they only write
D.S.R. s for damage already done, Emergency
Management Director Wells stated that "low-
water' crossings could be installed to cut
down on the amount of fill material needed.
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
.6nd by Commissioner Stanley, and unani-
'mous vote, the Board tabled this for review.
'by Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Knox, and unanimous vote.
the Board agreed to appoint a committee to
recommend/prioritize use of the 812.50 mov-
ing violation surcharge funds (Committee will
include: Chief Administrator Butler,
Emergency Management Director Wells,
South Gulf County E.M.S. Director McGuffin.
a representative from the Sheriffs
Department, and a representative from the
City of Port St. Joe Police Department).
OPAL/FLOOD '98S-Emergency Management
Director Wells reported that miugation funds
are available for Hurricane Opal (July dead-
line) and for Flood 98 (August deadline), and
Inquired as to whether the Board Is interest-
ed In participating In another -buy-out- pro-
gram or using the funds to purchase storm
shutters for the Courthouse. Upon discus-
sion regarding use of the funds for relocation
or elevation of existing homes which are in
danger' zones. Commissioner Tra)lor
motioned to send a letter to F.E.M.A. and
D.C.A. to request permission to use the funds
'for one of these purposes. Commissioner
Stanley seconded the motion.' and it passed
FEES-Building Official Hammond reported
on the fee collections for the Planning/
Building Department through April. 1998.
MENT FACILITY-Doug Kent reported that
the Health Department's first recommenda-
tion for construction of the new health
department facility lout of 7 possible sites) is
on Garrison Avenue and the second choice Is
the, Courthouse location. Upon discussion.
Commissioner Knox motioned to approved
constructing the building on the Garrison
Avenue site. and Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion. Upon discussion by
Commissioner Peters that more citizens at
the workshop were in support of the
Courthouse location. the moon passed 3 to
2. with Commissioners Peters and Stanley
voting no.
The meeting recessed at 8:05 p.m..
The meeting reconvened at 8:28 p.m..
ROAD-Commissioner'Peters stated that he
would like for the record to reflect that
Castlewood Lane is not the property of the
County. Chairman Yeager stated that the
record also needs to reflect that the County
'Attorney has advised the Board that it Is a
'County Road. Commissioner Traylor stated
that there are employees at the Road
Department who will testify that they have
maintained this road on behalf of the County.
Commissioner Stanley stated that he is still
not convinced it is a public road.
TRACT (BID 19798-12)-.-Commissloner
Stanley discussed the need for a correction in
The Star because the Board had not yet
ended the contract with C. R. Smith & Son
:- for flood debris removal. Upon his Inquiry.
r Chief Administrator Butler reported there wilt
ribe a meeting on May 27th to negotiate an
,,amount, which .would -be stable -with. Mr.
. Smith to end the contract. and he, will report
' back at the next meeting.
by Commissioner Stanley regarding a tele-
phone number. Administrative Assistant
Wlbberg reported that Iris her home number.
Commissioner Knox reported on the Tourist
Development Tax in Dade County. and
requested that the Board hold another 'bed'
tax workshop. He also commended the
'. Sheriff's Department for a fine Job done over
' the holiday weeliknd. Chairman Yeager
scheduled a workshop on June 9th at 5;00
. p.m.. E.D.T. to discuss this Issue.
MAINTENANCE-Commissioner Knox dis-
cussed sending letters to the Department of
* Transportation and to Representative
Westbrook regarding' the State taking back
. the Industrial Road (C.R. 382). He stated that
the County could then use their Secondary
Road & Bridge'funds for roads such as Doc
Whitfield Road. Commissioner Knox further
discussed damages done to county roads by
heavy log trucks. Upon discussion by Marion
Hough regarding trucks traveling on C.R. 20
at night. Commissioner Traylor stated that
these trucks may be hauling fertilizer for pine
trees. Chairman Yeager agreed to check into
this matter.
, Upon request by Sheriff McKetthen to trans-
. fer funds (83.469.47) from his Suspense
..Account to his Narcouc Task Force Account
(as suggested by the Auditors). Commissioner
Traylor mooned to approve this request.
Commisslpner Stanley seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
DEPARTMENT-Upon motion by
*Commissioner Peters. second by
. Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous vote.
lithe Board agreed for Howard Creek Fire
Department to purchase the 1973 Mack Fire
Truck from Panama Fire Apparatus. Inc. (in
the amount of S30.000.001. as a sole source
Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Stanley. and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to extend the current con-
tract with Dental Decisions for a period of 30
days. at the new proposed rates (approxi-
mately 84.00 more per person).
STUDY (PROPOSAL #9697-21)-Chief
,Administrator Butler, reported that. he
received an invoice from Dames & Moore for
the Airport Feasibility Study to be submitted
"to the Department of Transportation for pay-
-ment (D.O.T. pays 80% which will be
;;815,407.20), and he requested the Board's
, permission for Commissioner Peters (who
was Chairman at the time of the contract) to
y sign the necessary documents. Upon motion
.by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous vote,
Sthe Board approved this request.

trator Butler reported that Dental Decisions
has recommended that the Board send in an
additional amount of money to cover any
claims which may be submitted the last week
of May (stop-loss Insurance will cover 100%
of any amount paid over the amount due for
premitims). Upon motion by Commissioner
Stanley, second by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to send
Dental Decisions'an additional $5,000.00.
discussion by Cbiomissioner Peters regarding
the need for a street light on the corner of
Highway 71 and;Avenue A (will cost approxi-
mately 8500.00). 'he agreed to pay for, it from
his Special Projects Funds.
FLOOD-Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Stanley regarding letters of appreciation for
the volunteer departmentss who assisted the

Trespassing at Tyndall AFB

The 325th Security Forces ing during day firing when people
Squadron combat arms training are shooting, and, the red beacon
and maintenance staff is caution- will be flashing when night firing
Ing the public to stay clear of the is conducted. The firing range Is
land boundaries which are adja- considered a 24 hour, seven-day
cent to the Tyndall Air Force Base operational facility.
combat arms firing range.
Trespassing Is not only ille-
gal, but also dangerous because
of gunfire. warning signs are
posted along the perimeter indi-
cating the restricted area.
The red range flag will be fly-

County during the flood. Emergency
Management Director Wells reported that let-
ters were sent to those organizations not long
after the flood. O
COUNTY-Commissioner Traylor requested
that letters of appreciauon be sent to the
Wewahitchka Dalkeith and White City Fire
Departments for their efforts In containing
the tire at Bill's Dollar Store before it
destroyed Rich's IGA In Wewahitchka.
Commissioner Traylor commented on the
fantastic sports records of the Port St Joe
Sharks over ihe last several years. and he
suggested honoring them with a county )
'"Shark Day". Chairman Yeager stated that
they are also very proud that they have %von
the State Sportsmanship Award for five (5)
years in a row.
inquiry by Marnlyn Blackwell regarding the
problem she is having with her neighbors
bees. Attorney McFarland reported thai he .
had contacted Mr. Lanier and the County
would need to set a limnit on location of bee l
hiees to help with her problem (no State leg-
Islation). ULpon further discussion.
Commissioner Stanley stated tha he will
meet with Roy Lee Carter regarding this mat- 'Se

There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley. sec.
ond by Commissioner Travlor. and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
8:50 p.m.. E.D.T.
ATTEST: S 850)2271278
BENNY C. LISTER (850) 227-1278
CLERK :' -'

Dr. Gary Gormar & Cathie Ake, MSW, LCSW
General Psychiatry Therapist

anRnouIce the opening of their private

practice in Gulf County.

For appointments call:

(850) 639-4511

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.On June 9, 998, the Gulf Co, uty

Board of County, Commissioners

voted to change the starting time

for their regular meetings. Effective

July 14, 1998, all regular meetings

will begin at 7:00 p.m., E.T.

Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th

Tuesday of each month,


"' June 25 and July 2. 1998



The City of Port St. Joe is applying to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) for a grant under the Neighborhood
Reyitaliaton category in the amount of $600,000 under the Small Cities
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. For each activi-
ty that is proposed at least 70 percent of the Funds must benefit low and
moderate income persons. The activities, dollar amounts and estimated
percentage benefit to low and moderate income persons for which the City
of PoSt. Joe is applying are:

The grant will be for Hazard Mitigation in North Port St. Joe to assist in
alleviating'the periodic flooding of the area. The service area is in the El
Nino DR-1195 FEMA Disaster Declaration. Drainage structures will be
addressed with the grant Funds.,

Hazard Mitigation $503,500 85

Administration $ 48,000 NA

Engineering $48,500 NA

The City of Port St. Joe plans to minimize displacement of persons as a
result of planned CDBG funded activities in the following manner; No dis-
placement will occur due to these activities. However, the City has a dis-
placement plan to assist residents should the need arise.

Two public hearings have been conducted regarding this grant. This notice
is to take note of the fact the area is within the El Nino 1195 Disaster
Declaration which includes all of Port St. Joe and Gulf County.

A final copy of the application will be made available at Port St. Joe City
Hall on Monday through Friday during normal business hours no more
than five days after June 30,1998. The application will be submitted to
DCA on or before June 30, 1998. To obtain additional information con-
cerning the application and the public hearing contact City Clerk Pauline
Pendarvis, Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida.
Phone (850) 229-8261 FAX 227-7522.

Port St. Joe is a fair housing, equal opportunity, and handicapped

responsive community.


"Taking A Bite Out of Delivery"
By Dennis Geoghagan, Postmaster, Port St. Joe
"Children Suffer Most Dog Bites"
For every letter carrier bitten, hundreds of children
needlessly suffer the pain and trauma of dog bites.
Whatever the reasons for them, dog bites are a serious
problem for the entire community;- not -only for the let-
ter carriers trying to deliver the mall.
Nationwide, postal service carriers suffered 2,708
dog bites last year (an average of nine dog bites every
delivery day), and that figure does not include the number
of threatening incidents that did not result In Injury. These
numbers pale in comparison with the more than two million
children who fall victim every year.
In Port St. Joe. there have been two dog bites over the
past three years. There have been approximately 45
instances where dogs interfered with the delivery of mall.
One of these bites was serious and required medical treat-
ment, including stitches, and caused lost work time for
that postal employee.
Fortunately. most dog bites can be prevented through
responsible pet ownership. If a letter carrier needs to deliver a cer-
S tified package to you. put your dog into a separate room before
) opening your front door. Dogs have been known to burst through
screen doors or plate-glass windows to get at delivery persons.
If this seems implausible, just ask Postmaster Jack Bailey of
Dover, Delaware. One of his veteran letter carriers, who had sur-
1 vived eight vicious attacks during his 20 year career, felt secure in
his ability to avoid dog bites. He owned four dogs himself. But on
Tuesday. February 25, 1993. that carrier would be scarred for
life-both physically and emotionally. While delivering to a mail-
box at the entrance to a customer's home, the carrier watched in
' horror as a 100 pound dog charged the front door. Instinctively.
he braced his foot against the door as the dog backed up to charge
Again. This time, though, the animal crashed through the pleld-
glass-plated door and tore Into the flesh of his arm.
"It happened so quickly that he didn't have Lime to react.'
explained Bailey. The carrier, who Bailey prefers not to identify, is
still undergoing treatment. 'The animal's bite so severely shred-
Sded his left arm that he has undergone several restorative surg-
eries and may never have full use of his arm," Bailey added.
Nationally the number of carriers bitten by dogs has dropped
from more than 7.000 In 1983 to 2.708 by 1997. This is because
of greater cooperation from dog owners, stricter leash laws, and
stepped-up efforts to educate letter carriers and the public about
l v dealing with the problem.
Unfortunately, letter carriers still face dangerous incidents.
Although the carriers are vigilant, they may choose to stop mail
delivery at an address if they are threatened by a vicious dog. In
some instances, postal service employees have sued and collected
damages for dog bite injuries. They can't control people's dogs:
only dog owners can do that.
-"l While some attri1utte attacks or' teer carriers to dogs' inbred
aversion to uniforms, experts say the psychology actually runs
much deeper. Every day aa lka t e carrier comes into a clqg's ter-
ritory. the dog barks. ande career leaves. Day after day the dog
sees this action repeated. eek or two, the dog appears to
feel invincible against int -M ft gets loose, there's a good
chance it will attack..
Since school has let out, dog owners should remind their chil-
dren about the need to keep the family dog secured. The postal
service also recommends that parents ask their children not to
take mail directly from letter carriers. A dog may see '
handing mail to a child as a threatening gesture. These
simple reminders and helpful tips can reduce the hazard / .
of dog bite attacks. Help the postal service to help you i ij]
this spring and summer.
This is thefirst in a series of three columns by Port SL. Joe
Postmaster Dennis Geoghagan addressing the problem of dog
attacks, both in the postal service and in the community._ **_ .

Deadline for Admission to FSU

The admission deadline to
the FSU Panama City Campus for
the fall semester Is July 17. Ap-

plication and supporting docu-
mentation must be received by
this date to be admitted for the
For more' Information, please
call the Office of Admissions at
872-4750, ext. 150, or reference
the FSU-PCC web site at www.pc.
fsu. edu.

The ,Gtf Coun.ty Beaceh Sounteer Fire Department
will tbe conducting a fund raising drive June 25, 1998
thru July 31, 1998.,The funds will be used for updat-
ing aiid upgrading equipment for the fire department.
The drive will ibe ,done door-to-door at, all residences.
and bukinesse0 :Each contyib,utor will -be given' a,-
FREE 10 X 13 Color Family Portrait. Portraits will-be -
taken' at the Fire Department .after the drive.
Everyone will be notified ofthe date and time.
The Volunteer Fire Department is asking for every-
one's support in, this drive in order to protect and bet-.
ter serve our. community. -.,
Fire Chief David Richardson, Assistant Chief Bobby :
Plair, and President Don Butler and all of the volil.n-
teers of the- Beaches Volunteer Fire Departnient
:T ~L1k YOU for supporting this important drive.
S.- -: 2c'Jurie 25 and daily 2, 159


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McArdle is Named AGPA U.S.

Customer Service Representative

Teresa McArdte has been
named U.S. customer service rep-
resentative for Arizona Chemical's
adhesives, gums, and polymer
additive product line.
In her new position. McArdle'
will be responsible for assisting
with all AGPA customers' needs,
including receiving 'orders and
coordinating shipments of prod-
ucts to 'plant production sched'-
ules. She will be located at the
global headquarters In Panama
City, and will report to Linda
Elmore, U.S. customer service
McArdle has been with
Arizona Chemical since 1989. Her
previous experience includes
Seniors Urged
to Beat the Heat
All of Gulf County's senior
citizens are urged not to stay at
home if the heat becomes unbear-
able. All seniors are invited and
encouraged to come to the new
Senior Citizens Center to beat the,
The Port St. Joe center iss
open Monday through Friday,
from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. All'
rooms are air conditioned. Plenty
of Iced tea will be available also.
The Wewahitchka center is-,
also open daily, excluding week-
ends, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00
p.m.., CT. For more Information,
please call 229-8466.

Housihg for G.C.
The Gulf County NAACP
Branch. along with several other
branches of the NAACP. convened
on June 19 and 20 In Orlando for
the Florida State NAACP Confer-
ence. Many topics were ad-
dressed, including economic; de-''
velopment, membership, educa-:
tion, finances, and political ac-
Amy Shackleford, Gulf Coun-
ty Branch President presented '
her branch's concerns about the'
poor people of Gulf County who
are unable to obtain affordable
housing and are currently living
In deplorable conditions.
Several professionals have
donated their time to assist the
branch in Its efforts to find afford-
able housIng for Gulf County.
These Individuals included a law-
yer, fair housing representative, :
and economic development spe- ,
The local branch would like
to thank all of those who have
made donations to this cause.
Your continued donaUons help
bring them closer to achieving
their goal of' bettering the living
conditions In Gulf County, and
they are greatly appreciated.
A fundraiser has been sched-
uled for July 4, followed by a
public meeting which will be held
on Monday, July 6.

BID NO. 9798-17
The Gulf County Board of Cou Cur aomn-ioner.
will receive sealed bid- from any person company iv
or corporation Interested In purchasing the i'ollow
img described goods
One (11 1966 GM Seagrave Fire Truck. As-Is
Can be seen at the Gulf County Moiquirto
Conruol Department. 1001 10th Street.
Port St Joe. Florida 32456. between the
hours of 8"00 a m and 400 p m. Eastern
Time. Monday through Friday
PleaIe indicate on your en elope that this is a
Bids will be received until 5 00 p m : E T on .Julh
]4, 1998 at the olice of the Clerk of the Circuit
Court. GullCounry CourthouIe 1000 Fifth Street
Room 148. Pon St Joe. Fnondi 32456
The Board reserves dthe right to reject any and all
bid :
(Terms 6& Condu.mon )
2tc. June 25 and July 2, 1998

gratulatory letters from some of
Arizona Chemical's largest cus-

McArdle and her husband
reside in Overstreet with their two
sons, Chaney and Jarrod.

finance billing clerk, month end
close functions, customer service
clerk and back-up for all six of
Arizona Chemical's U.S. customer
service representatives.
She also attended Gulf Coast
Community College. Her past
experience and excellent rapport
with customers has lead to con-


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$20,000.00 each. r r :.
112-C S. 37th Street -BEACHSIDEI 2 Br 2 ba townhome
with Florida room or additional bedroom. Immaculate
unit with lovely decor and furnishings. This unit has never
been rented however would make excellent rental. Must
see this one! $108,900.00.
310 Wysong Dr. NEWII Just completed 3 Br 2 Ba single family
home. 1316+ SF heated/cooled living area. Double car garage
w/aulonalic garage door openers CH/A. Appliances: Rehig./ice-
maker, electric range, dshwasher, disposal. Ceiling fans w/lighl.
Vaulted ceilnrg I;ving/dning rooms Total exterior vinyl siding Foar
maintenance free living Landscaped yard w/shallow well and sprin-
kler system $95,000 ,:
420 7th St. NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMEII 3 Br 2 Ba single family
home soon Io be under construction. 1608+ SF heated & cooled liv-
ing area. 2 car garage w/automat;c garage door opener Ch/A.
ApphIa ex ,Al, er, dis-
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Floor plans available on requeil. PRE-CONSTRUCT1ON PRICE '.
$109,500 HAR .
308 Wysong Avenue PRE-CONSTRUCTIQN SALEII Quality,Customn
Built 3 Br 2 Ba single family home soon to be under construction.
1608+ SF healed & cooled living area 2 car garage w/automatic
garage door opener. CH/A Appliances include Ref w/icemaker,
electric range. dishwasher, disposal On 109' x 100' landscaped lot.
Restricted subdivision, paved street w/underground utilities Easy
Beach Accessll $115,000.0.0. PRE-CONSTRUCTION S109,500.00
427 Colorado Drive PRE CONSTRUCTION SALEII Quality Custom Built
3 Br 2 Ba single family home soon to be under construction 1400+
SF heated & cooled Ilving area' 2 car garage w/automatic garage
door opener. CH/A, Ref w/ice maker, electric range, dishwasher,
disposal. On large 100' x 158 33' landscaped lot in nice residential
area w/paaed street. $99,900.00. PRE-CONSTRUCTION -
210 Virginia Avenue (Corner of Georgia) 2 Br I Ba 14' x 60' mobile
home on corner lot with 12' x 16' front screened porch. 75' x 115'
corner lot w/lois of shade trees Kitchen has dining areaappliances
include U [ ieO r AC washer.
Garden tub in bath. CH(gas) and electric AC. Completely furnished
Short walk to the Beach w/easy accessil $50,000.00
709 Maryland Avenue Immaculate 2 Br 2 Ba 14' x 70' mobile home
with 12' x 18' Florida rc jdlfio 2' x 24' double car garage
vith upilairs workshop O lRijL Bin 2 nicely landscaped lots
61 First St. 4 Br 2 full baths 2 halF-baths, office room, approx. 2630 SF
hea t .blI1RA% T 32' gunite
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402 Georgia Ave. 3 Br 2 Ba mobile home w/20'X25' addition on, 2
large lots (150'y100') w/fenced backyard area, large sun deck. Liv
rm has ceiling Fan w/light, mirrored wall All wood kitchen cabinets,
pantr/, d;n area accented w/fronl bay window. Addition has den
S w/ceiling fan w/light, util;ty area w/washer & dryer, and master Br
w/full bath.' Interior storm windows on all windows. 2 CH/A electric
heal pump units. Concrete driveway w/covered carport. Beautiful
landscaped yard has shallow well pump w/underground sprinkler
sylem Lols of fru;t trees $68,000 HAR

Barbara Mannon, Associate 850-647-5004
Susan Gaylor, Associate, 850-648-5401

8239 Hwy. 98 Gulfaire Townhomes -Lovely 2 Br 2.5
Ba townhome, completely furnished. Very nicely dec-
orated and furnished. Currently used by owner only -
not on rental market, but would be an excellent week-
.. ly rental. Must see this one!! $175,000.00

7208 Georgia Ave. 2 Br I Ba mobile home on corner lot w;Ih
12'X16' Florida room addition and front screened porch 75'XI50'
corner lot. CH/A Affordable beach relreatl $48 000 Reduced to
$42,000. HAR ,

6266 Hwy 98 3 Br 2 Ba single Family home across from dedicated
beach w/unobstructed Gulfviewl CH/A, large living room with great
viewl Large din. rm, kitchen w/serving bar Upper sun deck has
great view Corner lot beautifully landscaped. Must see this onel
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_.;Unit 14, BIk D, Lot 18 $23,000 HAR
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307 Halley Dr. North Lake Estates, BIk A, Lot 7, 87'XT08'. $18,000
5th Street 100' x 108.33' Lot 9, BIk A, Unit 14 $12,250.00
7tSheet 100' x 158.33' lot. Lot 28, BIk C, Unit 14 $22,000.00
12i Street 120' x 90' lot o OL Beachi $20,000 00
Texas Drive & Comer of 15th Street Beautiful irregular shaped lot com-
pletely cleared, Filled, and ready Far building. Un;t 14, Bi k G, Lot 12.
Hwy. 386 (2) 75' x 100' lots Lots 12,14, BI k 5, Unit Jr11. $20,000.00
Wysong Avenue- 109' x 100'S l~ Cleared nice shade trees
Maryland Blvd. 75' x 100' lot, cleared, filled, and ready for building.
Nice shade trees. $25,000.00 Owner financing w/$5,000 down,
balance @10% for 5 years.
Corner Hwy 386 and 15th St. Beautifully landscaped entrances, paved
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Underground utilities city water, natural gas, electric, phone, cable,
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Shop 'til midnight! Mall open Tues. Sat.
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l fc6/4

1996 Chevrolet Corsica, 6 cyl., 4 door,
a/c, power windows, am/ftn cassette,
31,500 miles. Under warranty, $7,800.
Call 229-6438. 2tc 6/25
1996 Dodge Dakota pickup. ps, pb, ac,
am/fm cassette, new tires, tool box,
rails, bedliner, 36,500 miles, excel.
cond. $9,700. Call 647-3949. 2tc 6/25'
Accepting bids: Wewahitchka State
Bank, P. 0. Box 100, 125 N. Hwy. 71,,
<, Wewahitchka, FL 32465, 850-639-
2222. Will be accepting bids from June
18th through July 17th, 1998 on the
following: (1) 1996 Toyota Tacoma.
Wewahitchka State Bank reserves the,
right to reject any and all bids.
3tc 6/25

95 Acura Integra, 3 door, power brakes
windows steering mirrors, door locks &
air cond. 80,000 miles, new tires. Clean
& good condition. $13,000 obo.. 850-
229-9424. Itp 6/25
'88 Ford Tempo 4 door, needs timing
belt, 8600 obo. Call 227-3137. ltc 6/25.
Accepting bids: The Wewahitchka State
Bank, P. 0. Box 100, 125 N. Hwy. 71,.
Wewahitchka, FL 32465, 850-639-2222
will be accepting bids from June 25th
through July 9th, 1998 on the follow-
Ing: (1) 1994 GMC Conversion Van. I
The Wewahitchka State Bank reserves
the right to reject any and all, bids. **; '*.`'2
\ 3tc 6/25
1989 Isuzu Impulse, $2,500 obo, great
student car, to be seen at 515 4th St.,
Port St. Joe or call 227-1834. I- tp
'82 Honda Silver Wing motorcycle, good
condition, black, needs tires. S1,200.
227-1633. 2tp 6/25,
1987 Mercury Sable. needs work. 1983
Chevy pickup diesel. For Informatlon
call 227-3424. Itp 6/25

'93 Ford-.XLT. 4 wheel, d4iye,,pold air,
tool box, power w/dl. 827-2889. 827-
6869. 2tc6/25

1990 LeBaron convertible, excellent
condition, ai-r bags, loaded, $4,400. Call
648-4020. 2tp 6/18
1988 Ford Ranger XLT. good condition.
power everth ng, $3.600. 229-6821.
tfc 6/18

'91 Ford F150. 66.000 miles. long wheel
base, bed liner, new paint job. $7,995.
Call 227-1552 (w);',229-6370 (hi.,
2tp 6/18

1997 Dodge Dakota SLT club cab,
Magnum V6, a/c, AM/FM stereo, pwr
locks/windows. bedliner, toolbox, still',
under warranty. $17,500. 850-227-'
1280 Itc6/25
1997 GMC Z-71 extended cab, 32,000
miles, loaded, excellent condition,
$24,000 obo. 639-5227. : 4tc 6/4
1995 Isuzu pickup, 5 speed, air cond.,
cassette, bed liner, 1 .owner, 33,000:
miles, asking $6,900. 229-9215.
4tc 6/4

1984 Ford Ranger 4x4, $1,000. 7214
Americus Ave.. 'St. Joe Beach. Call 647-
3912. tfc 6/4
Convertible 1994 Chevy Cavalier,
loaded, runs perfect, looks great,
$7,500. 639-3737'or 639-3410.
tfc 5/28

1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass body, engine
and interior in great shape, air cond.,
power windows, cruise control, 70,200
? original miles. $2,000 obo. Call 647-
3497 after 6:00. tfc 6/4
'93 Honda 250 Nighthawk motorcycle,
low miles, $1,950. Call 227-1639 'or
227-1109. ask for Charlie or Linda.

SW *Sa -7 I74c.T Star

Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
302-B Reid Ave., PSJ FL




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

21 ft. Chaparral, 200 hp Mercury out-.
board, dual axle galvanized trailer,
$8,500. 647-3912. tfc 6/25
14' fiberglass boat with 15 hp Johnson
engine (completely rebuilt). $1,000. Call
648-5840. tfc 6/11,
17' center console, 85 hp Suzuki motor,
depth finder, radial trailer, $4,000. 647-
3100. 4tc 5/28
26.1' Mako.with twin 150 hp Evinrudes%
less than 400 hours. Some electronics
and all aluminum tandem trailer.
Reasonable offer. 648-8211. tfc 6/4

,Two bedroom, 1 bath house Overstr et
area on 1 acre lot. Call 648-4088.
tf' 6/25

For Lease: St. Joe Beach, 3 bedroom, 3
bath, 20x20 shed, 20x24 carport, 1
-block, frombeach, 209 Balboa St. $650,
a month (first, last & security deposit).
850-827-2906 or 850-584-9723.
tfc 6/25

South side of Wewa,.nice, exceptionally
clean, unfurnished 14x52 2 bdrm., 2
ba. mobile home, total electric with
ch&a, and w/d hookups, water fur-
nished. Sorry. no pets. Must have refer-
ences, 8300 month. Call 648-5905 after
6 p.m. 2tc 6/25
Two. bedroom apartments. cen. h&a,
wall to wall carpet. laundry facilitles.'on
site management, rental assistance
available. Moss Creek Apartments, 126
SAmy Circle, Wewahl tchka, 639-2722. ,
S'4tc 6/25

At Beacon Hill, nice private lot for RV,
1/2 block from beach, sewer, water, and
electricity furnished, S170 available
7/1/98. Call 850-648-5905 alter 6 p.m.
*;; 2tc 6/25

Mexico Beach, small one bedroom fur-'
nished cottage. Ideal for single or cou-
ple, 8325 month. $200 deposit. Call
647-5792.' 2tc 6/18
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. ,Joe Beach.'647-.
5106.... 1 tfc 6/4

Apartments and Homes for Rent: One'
to 3 -bedroom' apartments, duplexes.
and homes for rent in Mexico' Beach.
Furnished and unfurnished. Call
Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for more
information. tfc 6/4,
Unfurnished 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath.
townhouse, 1022 Woodward Ave.. S495'
month. Must see to appreciate. Call
Anne between 8 a.m. 5 p.m. at 229-
6914. 4tc:6/11

Mobile home lot for rent. Mexico Beach.
Call 648-5476. tfc 6/4

For Rent: quaint building. clean, small.
easy to decorate, ideal for smalll wed-
'-dings. receptions, dinners, great rates.
, 'For information call 227-1278, or 227-
1776. fc 9/25
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable
housing for the elderly and the hand-
icapped. ..' .
Cen. h &a, laundry 'facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts. on
site '
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.,
Call 229-6353 for more information.
tfc 6/4

Mexico Beach, one bedroom efficiency
furnished. Very' nice, long-term. Call
648-8005. tfc 6/4

Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrg.
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
SLarge '2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up. : :
*New extra Ig. 3,bdrm. house, 1 1/2 ba.,
inside laundry rm, ch&a, dishwasher
& stove, fully carpeted. No pets.,
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &, air,
washer/dryer hook-up.
*One bedroom apartment. washer
/dner hook-up. ,
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Executive home:"3 bedroom, 2 bath.
new paint Inside 'and out, appliances.
On golf course. 229-7177 days, ask for
Colleen. : tfc 6/4


Moving Sale: lots of miscellaneous fur-
niture, glassware, 189 Barbara Dr,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Yard Sale: Saturday, June 27th, at 225
8th,St. from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. ltp

Garage Sale: Several families, Saturday,
June 27, 8 a.m. noon. Castlewood
Lane in Wewa, 639-4182. No early

Moving Sale: Saturday, June 27, 8-12.
Lamps, tables, rocker, comforters,
king, queen, lots of extras. 1007 Marvin
Ave. Itp
2 family yard sale, Friday and Saturday,
1908 Cypress Ave. Lots of little girl
clothes, toys, adult clothes, furniture.

Yard Sale: Saturday, June 27. 8 a.m. -
1 p.m. 2003 Cypress Ave. Rain cancels.
Yard Sale, 129 Venus Dr., Pine Ridge
Apts., off Garrison Ave. Miscellaneous
items, Sat., June 27 and Sun.. June 28.
from 8 to 2. 'Itp

Part time and full ume gruonds mainte-
nance workers at Cape SDan Bias. Call
229-2600. ltc6/25

Entreprenurial-type to take on project.
Excellent compute/Interactive skills
required. Real estate license helpful.
Salary.p-lus commission. Part-time to
start possible. Submit your resume to
Hannon Realty. Inc.. 501 Monument
Ave.. Port St. Joe,- FL 32456, attn:
Sandy. Itc 6/25
Part-time RN for weekend supervisor.
Experienced in long-term care. Contact
Pat Loose. ADON, Bay St. Joseph Care
Center, 229-8244. 2tc 6/25
Registered dietician long term care, 32
hour-month. Fax resume to 850-229-
1044, attn: ULnda. 2tc.6/25
OFFICE MANAGER wanted. I fyou are
orgahizaed,'. detail-oriented. familiar
with Windows 95 (and related software)
and can work with minimal supervision.
please apply Send resume to Hannon
Realty, Inc., 501 Monument Ave., Port
St. Joe. FL 32456, attn: Sandy.
Cottage cleaners and Inspector need-
ed Immediately. Saturday, trans-
portation, dependability and experi-
ence a must. $6.25 per hour to start.
227-3730. tfc 7/9
Wanted: Cocktail waitress, will train.
apply in person, good tips. Wonder Bar.
St. Joe Beach, 647-9920. 2tp 6/25
Office/front end manager. Experienced
only need apply. Apply In person at
David Rich's IGA, 305 Third St.. Port St.
Joe. No phone calls please, tfc 6/18

Experienced kitchen help wanted. Apply
in person between 8 -11 a.m. CT at the
Fish House Restaurant. No phone calls
please. tic 6/18

Collection, experience required. 15 25
hours weekly. Mexico Beach. good pay. ;
Ilexible hours. 769-8883. Itp
Help Wanted: Apply in person at
Bayside Lumber or call 229-8232.
S': ''' 'tfc 6/4


Jeff Wood 227-1559
tis 6/4

Glynn Dykes
"No job too big, or too small"
Free Estimates Insured
'. tfc 6/4

Free Estimates RF 0066770
*tc 6/4

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

t\J Residential
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
SRFlea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections

St. Joseph Bay Country Club has part
time position available in golf shop.
Approx. 30 hours per week. Rotating
weekends. Applicants should apply at
700 Country Club Rd., Mon.-Fri., 9:30 -
5:00. 3tc 6/18
Lady wanted to work in convenience
store on Cape San Bias, experience
desirable. Call Tammy at 229-8775..
tfc 6/18
Child Care Teacher. Life Management
in Gulf County has a vacancy for a
Child Care Teacher. A H.S. diploma or
equiv. is required along with CDA certi-
fication. College coursework and experi-
ence may substitute for CDA require-
ment. Starting salary is 810.712 to
$13.000 d.o.e. annually plus excellent
fringe benefits. Apply to Edwin R. Ailes.
311 Williams Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
32456. E.O.E. tc 6/25

Tractor/Trailer experience for: Short
runs Gulf Coast area (out 2-3 nights
a week) Long runs Mid-Atlantic /
Midwest (out 6-10 days). Good pay!
Call Bo at ,McKenzie, Tank Lines,:
Southport. FL 800-848-3445 for details.
4tc 6/11

2 Positions Available
1 Cashier/Collector
Will train. Collecting or computer'
experience helpful. 5 days week.
Some late collecting till 8 p.m. Must
be able to handle cash drawer.
Career-minded. Able to work well
with others. Customer service 'skills
essential. ,
1 Delivery Person
Must have good driving record. Be
able to lift heavy objects repeatedly.
Good personality to ,deal with cus-
tomers. Willing to work Saturdays
and hours required to get job done'.
Uniforms furnished.
Company benefits include:
1. Good vacation; 2. major medical
insurance; 3. dental insurance; 4:
life insurance; 5. employee discount
program; 6. 401 k retirement plan;
7 paid sick leave.
Apply in person 9 to 1 p.m. No
phone calls please. 209-21 1 Reid
Avenue. An equal 'opportunity
employer. M/F.- '

TLC Lawn Service
Coterirg to All Your Lawn
Service Needs
Movilng.lr, rlrnirn Clean Outs.
Monicuing. Spraying.oFerilizing.
Loridcscoping ar lMinoi Srrlnkier PeDair
Ref. Avaiiobie. 229-6435

RC- #0639936 '*
Specializing in Reroofs
Single Ply & Repairs
"Where Qualin; Is Higher Than Price"
tf 6/4

Household Repairs
Painting, Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
(850) 229-1051.
tfc 6/4

St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112

5x 1 X10 10X20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week

Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs
RA0043378 ER 0007623

Earn an income plus bonuses! Build a
residual income! No signal up fees, deliv-
eries, inventory or experience neces-
sary. Call (850) 647-3273. 4tc 6/4
Established Real estate Office has open-
ing for Sales Agent. Florida Real estate
license is required. Call Parker Realty of'
Mexico Beach, Inc., 850-648-5777.
tfc 5/28

Waiters. waitresses and cashiers apply
in person at Toucan's on Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach. See Bill or Johri. No
phone calls please. tfc 6/4
Now hiring food servers, kitchen help
and bartenders.' Apply in person at The
Top of the Gulf, talk with Jonnie. No
phone calls please. tfc 6/4'
Help needed to perform air conditioning
work. Call Garry Gaddis at 648-5474.
tfc 6/18

Service staff and .bus people needed.
Apply in person, no phone calls please,
Hwy. 98. Toucan s. Mexico Beach.
tfc 6/11

The Washington Improvement Group,
Resumes are being accepted to fill an
Administratrive ,Asst. Position with the
Washington Improvement Group. The
Position requires knowledge of Word
Perfect. Print Shop and Quicken/Quick.
Books. The position requires excellent
communication, and organization skill-
part time position that is grant funded
with'no guarantee'of continued funding
beyond December 1999. Specific posi-
tion Information may be obtained from
the Washington Improvement Gru9p,
P.O. Box 754, Port St. Joe, Florida (229-
6847). .

Solid built wood frame house. 20x40,
one bdrm., good roof. front porch.
S6.800. Moved on to your property and
set up. You, furnish cement and blocks.
850-593-5799. tic 6/25
Bridesmaid dress. coral w/white lace
trim. cap' sleeves, size 14, 8100 obo.
Pink formal, short sleeves size 10. S50
obo. Call 227-2198. Itp

One Sony play station with control. RF
adapter, and memory card with 2 games
and 2 demo games. This system- is like
new only 4 months old. Asking $190
firm. Call Josh at 827-8920. Itp
Captain's bed with mattress. 850. 229-
8911. ltc 6/25

& Enterprises
We Manicure Your Lawn to Your
850-647-5722, fax 647-3870,
Cell 850-227-6738 Vc 6.4

C. 'sL taws
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492


One Story & Clark piano, a contempo-
rary console, like new, 37.5" high, 8895.
You move. Call 227-2019. utc 5/21

BARFIELD'S, 229-2727

Plaee f2t7 assf7 ed Ad To ayw
6?al 227-l278 to Place wza/

Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8581

Steve Brant's


LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218 k 6/4

STV IL Cll64-81
Expeiened Inure Resonable- Fre Etimte

648-5474 FL License ER 0010992, RA0054218,

LIC. #RF0051042 RG0051008* ER 0011618
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 850/229-6821

S St. Joe Glass & Mirror
816-D 4th St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 227-3885

Mirrors Plex-Glass Furniture Tops Desk Tops
Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass

for All Your Watering Needs

Original Ty Beanie babies for sale. Call
Mary at 648-5249. tfc 6/25
Antique furniture sdale! 15+ dressers, 5
vanities, Hoosier, Huntboard, 10 small
tables, old coke machine, wardrobe,
drop-leaf double gateleg table with pop-
up leaf with 8 chairs, dining tables, bed
frames, much more! Port Theatre
Antique Mall, 314 Reid Ave., Port St.
Joe. 229-9282. open Tues.-Sat.
2tc 6/25

Steel buildings. factory direct. earn
money, we need a demo model In your
area ASAP! Build a garage/workshop
and receive $$$. Call now. 1-800-341-
7007. 2tp 6/25
Furniture for living room, den and fam-
ily. Call 227-7241, 8:00 2:00 or 229-
6509, 3:00 9:00.
Steel buildings, new must sell
40x60x14. was 816.200 sell 89.990:
50x100x16 was S26,550 sell $18.990;
60x150x16 was $49,990 sell S29,990:
100x.200x20 was $98,500 sell S74.990.
1-800-406-5126. Itp 6/25
End of season day lily sale, selected
plants, 1/2 price, some still blooming.
Jean Stebel, 6760 Hwy. 71,,White City,
827-1304. tfc 6/18
LOOK! Home Repairs, large or small,
647-3452, RGf0066513. Lfc 6/18
Mary Kay cosmetics going out of busi-
ness, 1/2 price sale. Call Sandle
Eubanks, 639-5164. 2tc 6/18
Weight bench with bar and weights,
$200; health walker $100; daybed
frame S30. 648-4159. 3tp 6/ 1 1
18' fully.enclosed car hauler trailer.
Drive on rear door, electric brakes, elec-
tric wench, can be used as a construc-
tion trader. new tires. S4.000. After 5.
227-1822. 4tc 6/11
Steel Buildings. Factory Sale on Select
Sizes. The Ultimate Garages/Work-
shops. Savings like never before on
.20x24, 25x26, 30x40, 40x68. Call at
Once! 1-800-341-7007. 2tp 6/11

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Hybrid wolf pups, Alaskan Timber
Valley wolf & McKenzie Timber Valley
wolf, 850-697-4602, $275. 2tc 6/25


1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready

to move onto.
$16,000. Owner
financing with 10%
down. Gall Billy
Carr, 227-2020,
e :,: 6/4

Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Saturday 8:00 p.m. ET
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
AL-ANON Thurs., 8:00 p.m. -
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ

Alcoholics Anonymous, Siurfside
Serenity Group, meets Mon., Wed, Fri., :
at 7:30 p.m. CST at st United'
Methodist; Church, 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Women's open AA meeting, 12'
noonCST Thursdays.

4"7.-369.9 EXPERT R' R

Itinerant Maintenance
Including simple pool service and lawn
service. Odd and;end jobs.
Apartment complexes welcome
(contracts avellable)
Alp 6/25

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

0-q crafts, Callectileh& and
V'eanie 'Eabies,
308 40St. TaorbSt. Jaoe
850-229-7071 ,

Average Stump'$ 10.00
A-I Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.

3 bedroom Spanish style with large in-
ground pool. Reduced to $61,000. Seller
motivated! 229-9282, 229-2580
2tc 6/25

3 adjoining wooded lots near Panama
City and the beaches at Wewahitchka.
All 3 for $20,000 obo. 205-753-2583&
evenings, 205-544-1381 days. 4tc'6/25
Two lots at Gulfaire Subdivision. Call
647-5897. tfc 6/25
Wanted to Buy: house in Wewahitchka.
Please call 227-3511. tfc 6/18
3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home for sale,
on 1 acre of land, septic tank, well, very
nice starter home, $30,000. 647-3456.
4tc 6/18
5 acres on Sunshine Road, $12,999.
648-4159. 3tp6/11

1.66 acre lot In White City, south side of
ballpark. Water hooked up., $11,000,
will finance to local person With good
credit with 10% down and $150 per
month at 7% interest. Call Vic Burke,
639-3977. 4tp 6/4

Never flooded brick house, 1992 sq. ft., For Sale: Bayfront house at Cape San
2 large bedrooms, 2 full baths, great Bias, 3 bdrm., 2 ba., Ig. covered decks,
rm., cathedral ceilings, 1,100 sq. ft., appliances. Call Phil at 227-2112 or
fireplace, new cen. heat/air unit, 229-8409. tfc 6/4
attached carport, 20x40 inground pool,
nice storage bldg., fenced backyard GULF VIEW Large mobile home lot in
approx. 1 block from Dead Lakes on restricted subdivision. High elevation,
Our Town Road. $85,000 firm. Call paved streets, city water & chain link
639-2765. 4tc 6/4 fence on boundaries. Located on Auger
Ave. and Sunray Court, Beacon Hill,
Beautiful wooded acre, restricted subdi- $35,000. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
vision, Whispering Pines .in Beach,.Inc. for further info. 850-648-
Wewahitchka. 639-3737 or 639-3410. ";5777. tfc 6/4
$13,000. tfc 5/28.
Home for sale by owner: brick home, 1
Six acres in Wewa on Hwy. 71, two 1/2 lots, nice, neighborhood. 4 bed-
miles north of town, $40,000. 639-2268 rooms, 2.5 baths, family room, sun
or 747-9496. 4tc 5/28 room. Formal living & dining room.
.. Restaurant 'ull .ed commercial 'Custom kitchen & breakfast nook, hot
Restaurant/lly equipped commeri swimming pool, large deck, fenced;
building in. Wewahitchka. Seats: 60 tub' sw bac y ga'p slr. fend
Excellent condition. 639268 or74 cooling. ti .103 20th St,
... ...... ,,,, ,(904) 229-8409. Byappointment only.
24 Plim no St_ Hihlahnd Viewt tfc'6/4

For sale by owner: two story new home,
2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2 bath, mas-
ter bdrm,, 22'xl6' with garden tub,
sunken den w/fireplace and home the-
atre system with surround sound. Front
and. rear porch, 12'x16' util. shed. By
appt. only. 101 Yaupon, 229-6411.
Lots for Sale: Port St. Joe, high and dry,
ready to build on, no fill needed. Corner
ofPalm Blvd. and 19th Street on canal.
Call Phil 227-2112 or 229-8409.
tfc 6/18
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge, at Creekview Subd., with septic
tank &,well. $2,500 down, $132.16 mo.
Call George, 229-6031; tfc 6/4
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile' home on 75'x150' lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 6/4

'^ = ''" Nice '2 bedroom mobile home, fenced
Nice home on 2'lots. 3 large bedrooms peSan Bias townhome sale by corner' lot, low down' 'paymerit.
completely remodeled. view of bay, no owner ,Security'gate, ,ea. view. Owner/agent, $25,000. 647-9358..
down payment, low monthly payment. T~snl. .pool, fisbig lakes tke n.tfc 6/4
Call'Joan at,Crystal Sands .Realty. maIy M te ik e
Mexico Beach, 648-4400. tfc 6/4 many extras. Must see to appreciate. tory, 4 bedroom,
S'227-3351. tfc 6/4 1 1/2:story, bedroom, '3 bath house
on 4 lots, 300x180, 907 16th St. Call
871-2413 for appt. 8tc 5/21


Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian COINS BY THE BAY
Church, Hwy. ,71, Al Anop meets. I- buy and sell old coins and paper
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday and money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Thursday at 7;00. : Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
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Host families and homes for exchange
students arriving in August. For more
Information call 850-674-5946. Itp

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that John G."Fadio, 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 descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in whichit was
assessed are as follows. ., .' .'
Certificate No. 189 :ApplicationNo. 98-5
Year of Issuance: 1991 ; RE. No. 01784-000R
I"' Description of Property:
Commencing at Northeast Corner of Northwest;
Quarter of' Northwest Quarter 'of' Section' 23,
Township 4 South, Range 10 West. thence run West
330, feet;, thence run'SOiiUth on' theWest line of the
East Half of East Hal(,f Northwest' Quarter of
Northwest Quarter' of said Section 23, to the South
side of Panama City Wewahitchka old road for a
0.Pint of Beginning: thence run South250 feet;:thence
rn'Wt Wi75t eet tiecerun North to said South side
of said public road;, ttlihce run' in a"Southeasterly
direction n the South side of o aid 'public road to
Point of Beginning in 'said Northwest Quarter of
NorthwestQuarter of Sectionh23, Township 4 South,
Range i0 West, GulfCbunty,.Florida; -
Name in which assessed: Valerie Myers, Callie-
Small &'Rosie.Marie Riley.
All of said property being in the Gulf County, State of
Florida.,. ,
Unless' such 'certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property 'described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the
Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00 A.M.,' E.S.T., on
Wednesday, the 15th day of July ?1998. Dated :this
5th day/of June, 1998
BY:, /s/ Rel4 cca L Norris, Deputy Clerk
4tc, June 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 1998
""' ;"CASE NO. 97-208-CA
vs. .). .. "
'B: HOLLAND, his wife; and UNITED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or
Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated
November 21. 1997 and an Order Resetting Sale
dated June 3, 1998, and entered in Case No. 97-208-
CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial

Circuit in and for Gulf County. Florida, wherein,
BANK UNITED. is Plaintiff and RAYMOND HOL-
LAND and WILMA B. HOLLAND. his wife; and UNIT-.
ED STATES OF AMERICA. are defendants. I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front
door of the Gulf County Courthouse at 1000 5th"
Street, Port Saint Joe, Gulf County, Florida 32457, at
11:00 o'clock a.m., EST., on the 7th day of August
1998. the following described property as set forth in
said Order or Final Judgment. to-wit:
SIf you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please contact the
Court at (904) 229-6113 within two (2) working days
of your, receipt of this Notice; If you are hearing or
voice impaired, call Florida Relay Service (800) 955-
DATED at Port St. Joe. Florida. on June 4,
1998 ..' .
As Clerk.,Circuit Court
As Deputy Clerk
Attorneys for Plaintiff
2691 East Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite 303
Fort Lauderdale. FL 33306
2tc., June 18 and 25, 1998
CASE NO. 98-039
IN RE: The Estate of
PRISCILLA D. BORDERS, deceased, File Number 98-
039 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
Personal Representatives and their attorney are set
forth below. -: ,.
.All interested persons are, required to file
claims against the estate and (21 any objection by an
Interested person on whom notice was served that
challenges the validity of the wIll, the qualifications
of the Personal Representatives, venue or Jurisdiction
ofthe.Court. :
DATE of the first puBlication of this Notice of
Administration 6-18-98.
206 E. 4th Street
P.O0 Box 39.
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(904) 22982.11 -
BAR NO. 0066806
P.O: 0. Box-472'.-,- '
Port St. Joe; FL 32457
P. O..Box 1126 :
Wewaitchka, FL 32465
2tc, June 18 and 25, 1998
Gulf County School Board Is extending an invitation
to all qualified companies to submit a bid to perform
all work associated with a New Replacement School
for Port St. Joe Elementary School. Port St. Joe. FL.
Plans and specifications will be available from Collins
& Associates, Inc., 465 Harrison Avenue, Panama'
City, FL 32401. A $200.00 refimdable fee per set will
be required, payable to Collins& Associates. Inc.
A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 10:00
A.M., local time on July 17, 1998 at the site of Port
St. Joe Elementary School, Long Avenue. Port St.
Joe, FL.
All bids will be due on July 29, 1998 by 2:00 P.M.,
EST in the School Board Meeting Room, 150 Middle
School Road, Port St. Joe, FL and will be opened and
read aloud at that time.
3tc. June 25, July 2 and 9, 1998
3tc. June 25, July 2 and 9, 1998

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