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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: February 3, 1994
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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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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12/31/9?
ARCHIVES BINDERY
1508 HWY 431-5
ALBERTVILLE AL 35950


USPS 518-880

FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR, NUMBER 23


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INDUSTRY DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3,1994


City Gets $75,000




Grant From State


To Develop Park at 5th Street and Bay Front


The grant from the State Department
of Environmental Protection is a FER-
DAP Grant designed for recreational de-
velopment. The fund will be used to de-


It was a little late for Christmas, but it was
welcome anyhow. Ralph Rish, of Port St. Joe-
based Preble-Rish Engineers told the City Com-
mission Tuesday night, their application for a
grant ,to develop the recently acquired park
property on the shores of St. Joseph Bay had
been granted. Rish said, "I didn't have much
hope for it but the application was approved!"
Preble-Rish, the City's engineering firm,
filed the grant application last fall. apparently
with the right "bait" attached, and reeled in
$75,000 to make improvements to the proper-
ty. The park property was acquired from St. Jo-
seph Land and Development Company last year
and consists of all the property lying westward
of Baltzell Avenue to the Bay and between Fifth
and Sixth Streets. Just within the last :month,
, the City has acquired the property east of Balt-
A zell to Highway 98. The two pieces of property
are divided by Baltzell. A deed has not been of-
ficially transferred, as yet, for the second piece
of park real estate.
TENTATIVE PLANS READY
The City Commission named a citizens'
Sconmmittee last year to develop Ideas for the
new park acreage, in preparation to applying
for the grant. The tentative plan drawn up
[shown on the drawing at left was presented
with the grant application, but is still tentative.
The plan shows two playgrounds-one for small
pre-schoolers and one for larger children-
picnic pavilion with grills, walking paths, ample
parking for both single vehicles and vehicles
with. boat trailers attached, an ampitheatre and
band shell, boardwalk, and considerable land-
scaping.


The park property occupies three acres of
S. ba-front proer which includes the base of


Board Approves 2% Pay Raise; Denies Duty-Free Period


Gulf County School
Board accepted all items
suggested by a special mas-
ter Wednesday morning with
exception of wage increase
amount and duty-free lunch
periods, the two items of the
most controversy in their re-
cent contract negotiations.
After formally requesting
a five percent wage increase
through their bargaining rep-
resentative Jackie Sweat, the
School Board officially adopt-
ed Superintendent Walter
Wilder's suggested financial


package of two percent sala-
ry increase and a hike in in-
cremental improvements.
RECOMMENDATIONS
OF SPECIAL MASTER
A special master had also
suggested a five percent
wage increase and duty-free
lunch periods. The salary
and lunch period questions
were the only items still to be
resolved in the Gulf County
contract.
Sweat had made a rec-
ommendation to the School
Board that they accept a spe-


clal master's report for sala-
ries and the other contested
question, the granting of
duty-free lunch periods.
Wilder countered that the
current school budget would
not adequately fund such an
increase and shift of duties.
Sweat suggested that one
place the Board could realize
the extra funds would be for
the Board to quit subsidizing
school lunches. "Most
counties -make the lunch
program self-sustaining," she
pointed out. The savings


could furnish most of the
money Gulf would need to
supplement the teacher sala-
ries to make them more
equal with other counties In
the area such as Franklin,
Liberty and Calhoun, all of
which she stated, "Pay more
than Gulf County."
BOARD OFFERS
The Superintendent and
teacher representative had
made their final statement of
position Tuesday evening in
a public meeting before, the
School Board. The Board met


in executive session Wednes-
day morning and officially
agreed with Wilder's figures
in the negotiating process
and approved the offer of a
two percent wage increase,
an increase in increment
steps, but maintained their
present position of giving
compensatory time off when
a teacher must be on duty
during the lunch period.
Teachers will still be ex-
pected to be on duty when
they are needed, during
lunch period.


the City Pier. It is already partially developed as
a playground, facilities for parking vehicles us-
ing the boat launch at the end of Fifth Street
and a tennis court.
The grant from the state Department of En-
vironmental Protection is a FERDAP grant
which is provided solely for recreation develop-
ment. The city is responsible for some of the fi-
nancial portion of the development process.
Rish advised the Commission they must match
the grant with $25.000 of their own. "You won't
have to provide the entire financial responsibili-
ty. You must provide at least $12,500 with the
other $12.500 being 'in kind' activities. But,
you must formally accept the grant and pre-
pare a resolution saying you accept the mon-
ey," Rish advised the Commission.
"Of course we'll accept it," Mayor Frank Pate
exulted. "A person would have to be crazy not
to accept a $75,000 gift he had to match with
only $12.500!"
In the meantime, the City Commission will
be studying the tentative plans to decide if they
wish to make any changes.
RELATED PROPERTY PURCHASE
In the second park property purchase with-
in a year, the Commission is awaiting the deliv-
ery of the deed before ownership is actually
achieved. All the paper work is done and agree-
ment has been reached by both the Commis-
sion and the property owner on the transfer
and purchase price.
At Tuesday night's meeting the Commission
agreed to borrow the $145,000 purchase price
from City funds being held in escrow, repaying
the escrow fund at an interest rate of two per-
cent.


C. of C. Dinner
The annual dinner meeting of
the Port St. Joe-Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce will be
held Monday evening. February
7, at 7:00 p.m., according to exec-
utive director, Tamara Laine.
The meeting will be held in
the Centennial Building with
each member being urged to at-
tend.
New officers will be installed
at the meeting, as well as the Citi-
zen of the Year receiving honors.
At last year's annual dinner,
over 150 people attended and
LaIne says she is expecting more
this year. "Our membership has
grown this year." Laine said.


COMPARISON DATA AMONG GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS


Average Class Size
Average Teacher Sa
% above national n


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
WES SJ
22.3 20
salary 27,740 26,15
riddle score


Reading (Grade 4)
Math (Grade 4)
Avg. Writing Score
Expenditure Per Student
% Students Suspended in School
% Students Suspended Out School
% Receiving Corporal Punish.
Students in Gifted Programs


43
38
:2
4,031
5.5
3.5
6.6
1.4


HIGH SCHOOLS
ACT Average Score :
SAT Average Score
Spending Per Student
Attendance Rate %
Students in Gifted Programs % :
Dropouts 96
Students Suspended in School %.
Students Suspended Out of School %
Students Receiving Corporal Punish. %
Average Class Size
Social Studies
Sciences
Language
Math
Average Teacher Salary
% 1Ith Graders Passing Communications
% 11 th Graders Passing Math
Reading (Grade 10) % Above National
Middle Score
Math (Grade 10) % Above National
Middle School
'Job Prep Enrollment %
Dual Enrollment (College & H.S. Classes)
Complete Upper Level Courses
Math II %
Math III %
Science II
Science III


FE
3.8
53


54
48
S.675
11.3
4.2
0
2.3

PSJ
18.2
784
4,127
95.5
2.7
2.5
34.9
9.3
17.4
20.8
22.6
18.8
16.2
25,946
88
87


HVE
24.5
26,043
45
35
2
3,729
2.9
0
0
1.8

WHS
17.7
893
4,832
94.5
3.6
1.9
17.9
10.0
21.6
11.3
10.6
9.7
;10.6
25,397
100
87


State
24.5
30,019
48
42
2
3,251

.5,
3.1,

State
20.7
.884
3,826
91.1
2.0
4.2 -
13.6
13.0
.5
25.5
25.4
20.1
23.9
31.789
69
77


45 41 47


50 50
9.7 16.4
23.6 33.7


46.8
10.3
98.5
.0


57.1
3.5
66.1
.0


52
21.1
7.0
46.6
20.4
65.4
26.4


Gulf Schools Get An Average Grade

High Spending Average Rate Per Pupil; Low for Teachers; and Class Size


Each Gulf County school has
received an annual report card
from the state Department of Ed-
ucation, outlining each school's
effectiveness and accomplish-
ments from the previous year.
The first of the annual reports
was sent out last year outlining
the school's accomplishments.
Copies are being sent to the par- ,
ent of each child in the system
this week.
The report Is in a slightly vo-
luminous format, but effectively
outlines each school's strong
points and its weak points.
For instance, each of the Gulf
County schools offer smaller
classes than the state average,
which is said by school people to
be a better teaching situation.
HIGH SUSPENSION RATE
Gulf County Schools have a
higher. percentage of students ex-
pelled in class and out of class
than the state average, and has
more students receiving corporal
punishment than the average
school in Florida. Flip the card,
though, and Gulf has .far fewer
habitual truants and fewer drop-

The report has been sum-
marized in a box printed at the
left of this page. The figures in
the box have been furnished in
attempt to simplify the report
by comparing the data with
other schools in the District
and the state as a whole.


outs than average. ing college and high school class-
Gulf County had more stu- es at the same time.
dents matriculating to schools of Scholastically, each school in
higher learning than the'state av- 'Guf County is on a par, as a
erage and more students attend- whole, with schools in the re-


mainder of the state. Some cate-
gories such as ACT test scores,
are a little lower, but the SAT av-
erage, is about the same. The


Students gather in media center for average for such facilities and study aids
study and research. Gulf spends over state according to annual Report Card. .


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THE STAR

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3,1994


D .ai ... Said it Already
BACK IN 1990 AND 1992 when Dan Quayle was Vice-
President, an actress on a TV show made a farce out of having a
baby out of wedlock. This was a societal problem then and it's a
societal problem now. According to recent statistics, 34 out of
every 100 babies are born to single mothers. One of six are born
to white young women and five of seven are born to non-white
single mothers, becoming a problem to the whole of the popula-
tion of the United States because of the expense of providing
their needs and because of the unstable condition of some of
those children who are growing up without a father and with a
single mother who can't or won't give it the attention a mother
should because of having to make a living.
Dan Quayle and every other proper-thinking adult in the na-
tion knew something positive had to be done. Certainly the. na-
tion didn't need the example shown them by the actress which
made light of a serious situation.
THE VICE-PRESIDENT WAS the only one in government
who would dare speak out against this situation which was
causing our nation so much grief. He endorsed the family unit
as the best solution to the nation's ills which could be intro-
duced. The media hooted at his statements. Government officials
were aghast at such' an idea. The actress, Candice Bergen and
hdr allies in the show, "Murphy Brown." charged the Vice-
President was not up with the times. Columnists and TV come-
dians had a field day with the "old-fashioned" values of Mr.
Quayle, while, solid, middle-classed Americans stopped watching
"Murphy Brown," in protest.
The Vice-President was generally identified by the so-called
sophisticated set as a dweeb.
TUESDAY NIGHT, IN President Clinton's State of the Union
address, he dwelt at some length on the need to return to old-
fashioned family values and the nation's need to discourage any
resistance through reduced welfare aid to the mothers and en-
couiragemeht of the work ethic. Danny Boy Quayle was ostra-
cized for making the same statements Arkansas Billy Clinton
was eulogized for making.
Both men were dead on target about what this nation needs
most. It isn't a five-cent cigar, a chicken in every pot. a car in
every garage; it doesn't need a Fair Deal, a New Deal, a Raw Deal
or a New Society. When even Dick Tracy considers a divorce
from the former Tess Trueheart, we know for certain that it is a
need for a return to the strong family unit as the strength the
nation needs. It can't remain strong with families existing as
fragments making up the fabric of its society.



weat... StillNot Our Favorite
A FEW WEEKS AGO we wrote an editorial in the heat of the
moment while our blood pressure was still boiling about the
teacher union representative Jackie Sweat and James Sherman
-special master, and the, suggestions they were making for the
Gulf County School Board and their apparent lack of considera-
tion for the Board's economic condition. The time to make de-
mands by Sweat or any other person, is before a budget is set,
not wait until it has been agreed upon, sent to the state of Flori-
da for approval and the operation of the entire system dictated
by current budget plans.
'But'th't's. beside the point. Sweat has written us a letter to .
justify position and tell us how wrong we were in taking the
opinion we took about the matter. We had the right to our opin-
ion, regardless of how the situation works itself out.
THEN, FRIDAY, SWEAT agreed with some Bay County
teachers who castigated Superintendent Stephanie Gall for in-
ing portions of the Bible and words of God in a memo to the
teachers-including Sweat-emphasizing the need to consider
the high calling of the school system's mission, working together
foi the common good, which is training young people to deal ad-
equately with the remainder of their lives. Superintendent Gall
didn't says, as far as we can determine, but we have the opin-
ion that this should be Job One of any school teacher who walks
through the door of a school house anywhere. Salary and bicker-
ing with management should not even be considered on the
same level.
SUPERINTENDENT GALL MAY BE the most irritating Su-
pe1intendent in the entire state of Florida so far as we know. but
Jackie Sweat and her cohorts were way off base for criticizing
het for relying on the wisdom found in the Bible for guidance in
dealing with what is apparently a deep problem between Bay
County teachers and administrators.
For this reason, we will continue to look at her actions in
Gulf County with a jaundiced eye and suggest to her that we can
manage our own affairs over here. We still consider the truths
found in the Bible worth consideration.


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The first thing I noticed was
the boots. They came up high on
his leg-I bet they were 16 or 17
inch boots and my guess would
be they were Justin's or maybe
Tony Lama's. And here's the kick-
er, the Wrangler pants were
tucked down inside the boots. A
real cowboy! I thought mostly ro-
deo guys, usually ropers, tucked.


unker Down with Kes


by Kesley Colbert


A Ranch For All Seasons


their pants 'in". 'course. I didn't
say nothing-this was just my
second day ever In Colorado.
"Howdy," he grinned through
a thick moustache, "my name's
Pat. You going on the sleigh
ride?"
Friendly, very friendly, you
could see that right off. And yes,
I'd already about signed up with
Liz to take my "herd" on the
sleigh ride. I had to do some-
thing. I was at a ski resort place
but it took me exactly eight min-
utes of the first day to know ski-
ing wasn't "my thing". Listen, it's
bad enough to be going down that
hill a hundred miles an hour


completely out of control but it is
even worse when you KNOW
you're out of control-and the
only way you regain control is af-
ter the crash landing.
'You up here skiing?"
'Well, ugh, in a manner of
speaking."
"I gotcha." Pat had sized me
up pretty quickly.
I started to ask him if he'd
trade me his black, frazzled cow-
boy hat. for my color coordinated
bibbed skiing outfit. But I remem-
bered we had borrowed the
clothes ....
My mother was the one who
wanted to go on a sleigh ride.


14'.


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She'd been talking about it all the
way out here. The All Seasons
Ranch advertised wilderness pack
trips in the summer, sleigh rides
in the winter, and a whole lot in
between.
Bob drove the bus down the
mountain to the ranch. "Now
folks," he declared with a grin as
we prepared to unload, "sleigh
number one will be first."
I gotcha.
We jumped on Pat's sleigh, he
spoke to the horses, Wilbur and
Orville, and with a quick lurch we
were off, gliding through three
feet of snow.
It was fourteen degrees. I
wrestled Mother for the elk skin
robe. Listen, up here in the high
country, it's every man for him-
self .
"Pat, is this the coldest night
ever for the sleigh ride?"
He chuckled. "We came up
here once a few years back, it was
forty-three below zero .... "
I didn't believe that
It was not a bad ride-after
the elk skin begin to kick in. We
rode along beside a frozen-over
Walton "Crick" 'til we reached the
tents.
Tim Terrill didn't say much,
he just poured the hot chocolate.
Mike was busy over the Dutch
oven turning out steaks, roasted
chicken and mountain trout. My
wife had one of each. Laura
served the plates as Bob put
more wood in the old heater.
The dinner was Western and
delicious.
After everyone except Cathy
had finished, Bob pulled an old
Guild guitar out of a case held to-
gether by duct tape, strummed a
few bars and said, "You ,know-
why they don't make snow wom-
en?-It takes too long to hollow
out the head."
He then broke into a stream
of country songs. He said he
learned to sing so he, wouldn't
have to help with the dishes.
On the way back, Pat apolo-
gized for the "lack of snow". "It's
those three new power plants
lined up across the valley. It's
messed up the weather ... "
We also found out thatfiim
was part owner of the outfit as
well as Pat's brothtl, Mike and
Laura were "an item", Liz and Pat
were married-if it hadn't a' been
for old Bob, it would have been a
family affair-and who knows, he
might be a distant cousin from
down Pike's Peak way. ...
It was, without a doubt, the
best evening of the trip.
As we were unloading I re-
membered we were supposed to
ski "the big slopes" tomorrow.
'Pat, ya'll got any day time trips?"
"Sure, Tim takes out a group
horseback riding. 'Course he
don't say much, he's .not as
cheery as I am, you know, but
he's O.K."
I signed' up with Liz first
thing the next day. Tim picked us
up in a blinding snow storm. I
wasn't too sure about this-"Uh,
Tim, is it snowing down in the
valley?"
"Like you read about."
As we loaded in the van I
asked if it ever gets too bad to
(See KESLEY Page 3)


Buddy, Can You Spare A Hungry Man a Meal?


DO YOU HAVE an extra
crust of bread you- can spare a
hungry manr? A bite of meat? A
sip .of whole milk? A morsel of
pie?.
'My wife has me on a starva-
tiond diet and I'm doing that...
starvingl
Things are definitely on the
lean side where I sit down to the
table. I've eaten so much lettuce
and celery my ears are starting to
get long like a rabbit's. I haven't
started to hop, yet, but I'm ex-
pecting to any moment if I eat
many more carrots.
This diet has made. me
grouchy and ill-tempered because-
of my gnawing hunger. I don't feel
as if I had eaten at all just five
minutes after a so-called meal.
I. could eat a steak this big
[displaying his hands at least a
foot apart]; snarff down a piece of
cornbread soaked in butter about
half the size of a dinner plate; or


inhale a Butterfinger six inches
long.
All of this suffering, just to
have a couple of pounds slip from
my avoirdupois each week!
ALL OF THIS started be-
cause my 10-year physical
showed my cholesterol to be
slightly elevated. All these years,
it has been under the red line
and now, suddenly, it takes a
high jump and I am relegated to a
diet because of it.
I think the test which result-
ed in the reading was wrong. I
don't feel any little cholesterols
running around through my


body. But they are there, the test
says.
I didn't ask for them to in-
vade my privacy. They just ap-
peared put of nowhere and now
it's me who has to live off beets
and dry chicken to accommodate
them.
What I wouldn't give for, a
good crispy piece of fried chicken
right nowl
THIS. DIETING BUSINESS
wouldn't be so bad if my stomach
wouldn't tolerate fried foods,
deserts, marbled steak and bits of
lobster dripping in lemon butter.
If they didn't taste so GOOD, and


my appetite wasn't so unfettered
with things which call for Mylan-
ta, I could get by on the knowl-
edge that my system wouldn't tol-
erate it. But, when you have a
system putting in orders for these
items almost hourly these days,
dieting is sheer torture!
, I have never been bothered
by indigestion or an upset stom-
ach. I could gulp down the spici-
est of Mexican or Italian foods. No
allergies or no dislikes [except for
coffee]. I have always been
blessed with perfect digestion.
Now, this perfect gastronomic
tract is the cause of other prob-
lems like too much choleste-
rol. I feel betrayed!
TO ADD INSULT to the inju-
ry of having to do without every-
thing I really like, Lewis Grizzard
has to drive a nail in my mourn-
ing the shelving of a perfect appe-
tite.
The other morning he was
writing about recovering from his


latest bout with the sawbones,
complaining because he had no
appetite, while people all about
him were encouraging him to eat
so he could gain some weight
back.
What a delicious dilemma
But, Grizzard wasn't hungry.
He couldn't force himself to eat.
Until some friends brought
him some Sprayberry's barbecue.
Old Lew-an afficlanado of such
delicacies as pork barbecue,
brunswick stew and all the trim-
mings, sat down and ate two
helpings of brunswick stew and,
two pork barbecue sandwiches
He had recovered, given the elixir
of a good appetite
Grizzard knew what was good
and he knew what tasted good!
His appetite arose to the occa-
sion.
After reading that piece at the
breakfast table, I cried all the way
to work after downing my little
bowl of oatmeal, swimming in a
half teacup of white chalk water.


Diets! Phooeyl
YOU CAN BET that after this
ordeal of losing a few pounds and
chasing 50 or so cholesterols out
of my body, the first thing I'm go-
ing to do is sit down to a plate of
roast beef, mashed potatoes [real
potatoes], and gravy. I'm going to
top that off with a piece of sinful-
ly thick coconut pie with me-
ringue standing on top.six inches
thick. Maybe my friend, Marie Lit-
tleton will help me break my fast,
when I do, by bringing me some
of those little brown pieces of am-
brosia with a healthy dollop of
chocolate on top, filled to capacity
with some sort of creamy filling
she fixes. I'm here to tell you, one
of those little morsels will break a
fast and satisfy anybody's sweet
tooth in short order.
As for right now, though, that
black wreath hanging on the of-
fice door is not because some-
body'died; it's because someone
is doing their best to kill my ap-
petite!


S,,\ St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
S.i. Feb. 04 3:43 a.m. L -0.6 5:36 p.m. H 1.3
"- Feb. 05 4:36 a.m. L -0.7 6:34 p.m. l 1.3
-. Feb. 06 5:28 a.m. L -0.7 7:31 p.m. H 1.3
Feb. 07 6:16 a.m. L -0.6 8:27 p.m. H 1.3
Feb. 08 7:01 a.m. L -0.5 9:19 p.m. H 1.2
Feb. 09 7:40 a.m. L -0.4 10:08 p.m. H 1.1
Feb. 10 8:11 a.m. L -0.2 10:54 p.m. H 0.9
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take these rides. .He just
grinned. But, thirty minutes lat-
er, as he was helping Jesse in the
saddle he looked over. at me as
the snow poured down, "We fig-_
ure that if folks are crazy enough
to go out ih this stuff, we're crazy'
enough to take them!"
He gave me:"the wildhorse".:'I
thought for the next hour or so I
was Jim Bridger or Jeremiah
Johrison. If I could have caught
up with Tim, IPd a' asked himn if
he'd trade, his chaps' for a ski,
suit. It snowed fourteen Inches
that day. What a great trip.
through the Colorado wilderness!
As we dismounted I knew I
had him, 'Tim, I reckon this is
the worst day vou;e ever had"to
go-" .
"Shoot 'no; we went out one
night on the sleigh ride, it was
forty- i01 ree below zero.'"
My kind of guys! I bought two
pairs of Wrangler jeans before we
left so I could be like them.
If you ever go to Steamboat
Springs, Colorado, stop by and
see the fine folks at the All Sea-
sons Ranch. And be sure to tell
them that I said '"Howdy", and'
thank them for me. You see; they
saved :my life-'cause if I'd a' had
to go back up on those slopes one
more time I'd a' killed' myself for
sure.
Respectfully,
Kes


Parents Get

School Report
Florida School Reports for
1992-93 are being sent home to-
day, Thursday. February 3. B'.
Walter Wilder,'Superintendent of
School, announced this week that
the reports were being prepared
for each student to take home to
his/her parents) or guardian(s).
The Florida School Report ,is
7a summary of school data compo-
nents for student demographics.
test scores, financial data. disci-
pline, attendance, etc. The 8-10
page report was prepared by the
Florida Department of Education
"from data provided by the local
school district and other sources.
Commissioner -Betty Castor
has indicated the information 1Is
provided to give parents and con-
cerned citizens a better under-
Sstandirg of the services and activ-
ities the schools provide for
children. Castor stresses' that al-
though state and district compar-
isons are made, the purpose of,
this report is to encourage par-
ents and concerned citizens to
use the information to build on
the strengths of the schools and
to' improve areas that need atten-
"tion.
Superintendent Wilder en-
courages parents to review the
data. If they have additional ques-
tions, a technical report is availa-
ble for revieW *at each school and
the District Office.


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Mike McDonald, who has
served as Florida Power's district
manager in Port St. Joe for the
last nine years, has assumed new
responsibilities as area manager
for an expanded region in Frank-
lin, Gulf, Bay, Liberty, and Wa-
kulla counties.
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than 20 years and will play a vital
role with the company during fu-
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president. "McDonald's vast
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ty industry and his proven experi-
ence in providing excellent cus-
tomer service are essential as the
company diligently works to'
streamline operations, improve ef-
ficiencies, and reduce costs to re-
main competitive in a changing
environment."
As area manager, McDonald
is Florida Power's key community
and governmental, contact within
the. five county region in North
Florida. His responsibilities also
include issues associated with


Early Morning People
There's an old saying that goes ."Early to. bed, early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." If this be true, I can hon-
estly say that the first two, early to bed, early to rise, apply to me.
The last three have yet to come about.
Actually, I'm in pretty good condition, considering what I put
my body through for the past 20 or so years, health-wise, that is. I
have never been one to stay up until all hours and I've also been an
, early morning riser. For years, especially the past 10 or so, I would
have to have something pretty interesting to keep me up past mid-
night. My usual time for getting up in the morning varies from
about 4 to 5:30 a.m., depending on what -time I went to bed the
night before. I can't remember the last time I slept past 7 a.m.
There are, I've found, very few of us left, we early morning ris-
ers. My foundation for getting out of bed early was formed at home
when I was a teenager. We children had to arise early to get the
farm chores done before getting ready for breakfast and 'school. We
had to feed and water the stock, which included milking two cows,
and during the winter it was our job to make sure there was plenty
of wood in the house to last through the day. To have enough time
to do all that and catch the bus, we had toget up early.
When mama said, "Time to get up, son," she meant it, and
there was no use trying to catch a few extra "winks" .because she
wouldn't tell us again.
So, my getting up early was a habit that was formed early in
life. There are very few of us left, we that arise before sun-up, or at
least that I have found. Right now I don't know of a single person I
could call at 5 a.m. who would come over and have a cup of coffee
with me.. I know this is true, because I tried it. The first few I called
won't speak to me today. The last one I called threatened to kill me
if I ever called him again, and that's why I stopped calling people.
He was seriously
But I enjoy getting up early in the morning, before daybreak. To
me it's a "quiet time" that I can do little things I want to do without
being disturbed, like writing, this article. And it is also a good time
to think and plan the day with a fresh, clear mind.
To me, 'coffee never tastes better than those first two cups early
in the. morning, especially on a cold; winter morning like we have
been experiencing lately. And there's something about being up ear-.
ly watching a new day being born that is almost sacred. Maybe it's
my age, because older people tend to appreciate little things, they
tell me.
-I have been told by some laymen (and women) that I have a
sleeping disorder. That. may or may; not be true. In my opinion,
however, someone who, can sleep 12 hours a night on a regular ba-
sis has something wrong. Let's face it; sleep has its advantages
when one wants to escape from reality. For me there is no escape
because my problems are one of the things that cause me .to wake
up at an early hour.
The late Sam Walton of Wal-Mart lame was an early morning
riser. 'In one of his books he "told of traveling with his. associates'
'--d having to awaken them early in the morning so they could get -
on with their quest for fare and fortune. He certainly did some-
thing right in those early morning hours, and for the rest 'of the
day, for that matter.
It goes without saying that I'm no Sam Walton, but I would
have been right there with him in those early morning hours. -
But the way, if you are one of those who get up early and have
nothing to do. why don't you stop by and have a cup of coffee some
morning. You can probably find me at. the Jr. Food Store or maybe,
the Sing Store. If I'm not there, start without me.
W ell, I said I like my quiet time!


it would require to cause the
Commission go to .privatization
with the garbage collection ser-
vice after being a public service
for pay for all these years.
At present, the City operates
two loader-packers on a daily ba-
sis downtown and furnishes twice
a week pick-up throughout the


Chess Tourney


at St. Ge


'The St. George, Amateur
Chess Association, in association
with the St. George Inn of St.
George Island, is sponsoring the
first St. George Amateur Chess
Tournament on Saturday, Febru-
ary 5, with registration at noon
and competition from 1-5 p.m.
S"Because of limited seating
capacity. only 40 players-from the
primary reservation list will be a]-,
lowed to compete." said Jack Da-
kota of Apalachicola, the organiZ-
er of the tournament and founder
of the association. 'There are no
entry fees nor cash prizes-just
braggin' rights."
The winners from two divi-
sions-novice and experienced-
will be awarded Certificates of
Victory. Those winners Iwill then
compete for the tournament
championship and a 'License to
Braggin' Rights".
"According to his or her
skills, experience, and confi-
dence. each player will determine
which division to enter," ex-
plained Dakota. The chess tour-
nament is open to the public but
restricted to amateurs. Observers
above the age of five are also en-
couraged to; attend. A ,list of the
tournament's rules and condi-
tions is posted at the St. George
Inn.
Interested players must sign
up by phone, mail, or in person
at the St. George Inn by no later
than 12 noon EST, Feb. 3, to be
included on the primary reserva-
tion list of '40 players. A maxi-
mum of 40,-additional players will
* be chosen as substitutes from the

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alternate reservation list.
'This will be 'a first-to-sign-
Sup, first-to-play tournament,"
said Dakota. "Players will be seat-
ed according to the date and time
they signed up on the primary or
alternate reservation lists."
A short business meeting will
be held alter the tournament and
awards .presentation to discuss
and schedule weekly or monthly
chess competitions and training
workshops for various age and
skill skill divisions of players.


growth management, comprehen-
sive planning, substation and
transmission line sitting, service .
territory,'and. customer service... ;
McDonald also is responsible
for. FPC business offices in Craw-'
fordville, Apalachicola,. and Port
St. Joe that serve, ,more .than
17,000 customers. .
McDonriald joined. Florida Pow-
er in 1973. During' his FPC ca,-
reer, he fias 'held various post-
tions of increasing responsibility.
His management experience in-
cludes positions as both an FPC
office supervisor and, manager.
A native. *of Apalachicola,
McDonald graduated in 1972
with a bachelor of science degree
in business administration from
Livingston University in Alabama.
His community involvement
includes association with,the Gulf
County Industrial Development
Committee, and Florida's Magnet-
ic North Economic Development
Association. He has held leader-
ship positions in the Port St. Joe
Kiwanis Club and the Gulf


residential district of the city. v
Mayor Frank Pate said if the
City even considers a deal with
Argus, "they're going to have' to
"buy out our considerable invest-
ment in equipment as well as ab-
sorb any of our employees who
wish to continue with their jobs,
and offer the same or better pay
and fringe benefits offered by the
city. We could cut out some of
our equipment and lower the
amount of pay and benefits for
our people and collect solid waste
at a cheaper rate, but we want
our people treated fairly."
The city also owns a compact
station, considerable machinery
and equipment, including a large
collection container at every stop,
and considerable recycling ma-
chinery,
The Commission will meet
with representatives of Argus Ser-
vices for the first time next Tues-
day at noon. Suggested prices
may tentatively be made at this
meeting, but the Commissioners
are expecting to just talk with Ar-
gus about what they expect in
solid waste pick-up., Whhether from
a contractor or from the City it-
self.


County Chamber of Commerce..-,,
He and his wife,, Jan; ha e
two, children. M'cDoniald will bw e
. based at FPC. business office ,e.
Apalachlcola

Graded!


(From page 1)
high schools are weaker in social
studies and math, with the We-'
wahitchka High School being con-
sistently lower in average scores
than Port St. Joe High School.
GULF SPENDS MORE
Where Gulf County really
shines is in the amount of money
spent for each student. Every
school in the county spends more
than the state average on the ed-
ucation of its children. The
amount ranges from a low of t
$3,675 for Port St. Joe Elemen-,
tary School to a high of $4,832'
for Wewahitchka High School.
The state average is $3,826 for-
high school students and $3,251 .
for elementary students.
Teacher pay has been to the
forefront of discussion for the'
past month. Gulf schools are be- '
low the state average, but the
schools have a preponderance of
teachers with a bachelor's degree,
which draws lower pay than a'
master's or a doctorate. Gulf-
County has an average of 75% of,
the teachers in every school",,
teaching with a bachelor's degree .
while the state average is 54.6%'"
teaching with a bachelor's degree.'
This is- the only really significant
difference:' between Gulf schools
and the state average.
SUMMARY
Gulf County schools are hold-
ing their own in state average,.
The students are making appre-.
ciable headway; there is more.
than average student misbehavior -
evidently, witness the percent of
suspensions, but the schools
seem to be handling the problem
effectively. Teacher salary isn't up-".
to average but their spread may
not be so far as is' first suspected.
considering the high paying de-
grees are significantly lacking,
drawing'the average down. The ':
figures show the 'students, are'
learning and more than average
are going to college.
.Superintendent of' Schools
Walter Wilder encourages all par-
ents to review the 8-10 page re-
port thoroughly for a better un-
derstanding of the .condition of
their particular school. AdctlUonal
report data is available ''a" eai
school and the School Boart dis-g'L
trict office.


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AARP to Learn About Living Wills


The Saint Joseph Bay AARP
Chapter # 3425 will meet Febru-
ary 9 at 2:30 p.m. ET in the Cen-
tennial Building on Allen Memori-
al Way..
The meeting is a salute to
Valentine's Day. Bring a.valentine
-card to exchange, one you have
made or purchased. Bring your
sweetheart to the meeting. Wear-
ing something red means you are
still a hopeless romantic who
loves people and everything about
the good life.
After a short business meet-
ing, JoAnne Wilson, :Director of
the EMS at Gulf Pines Hospital,
will give a presentation and an-
swer'questions about Living Wills
and Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)
Protocols. Most people know that
a Livifig Will has to do with one's

Gardeners

To Hear

Smallwood
On Thursday, February 10,
;,the Port St. Joe Garden Club will
, present as guest speaker Clay
Smallwood, forester and manager
of St. Joseph Land & Develop-
ment Company. Smallwood will
speak on the many new develop-
ments in growing timber and will
answer questions on growing
trees on lawns.
The meeting will be held at
',2:00 p.m. EST at the Garden
,Center on Eighth Street in Port
,St. Joe. All members are urged to
attend and bring guests and win-
ter visitors to learn all the new
and improved ways to grow trees.
The hostesses for this meet-
ing will be Era Daniell, Sally
Gainous, and Eunice Kuyper.


To Be Wed
Sharon Davis and Solomon
'Fisher have announced their en-
gagement and forthcoming mar-
riage. The bride is employed at
'Gulf County ;Sheriffs Depart-
ment, and the groom is employed
at Barrier Dune Assoc. The wed-
:ding is planned for February 14
:9t,6 p.m. at 117 Liberty Street. A
reception will follow. All friends
and relatives are invited to at-
tend.


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Joe and Carrie Davis of We-
wahitchka have announced the
engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter, Joy
Lynn Davis, to Christopher David
Ringsred, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Timothy Lind of Virginia, Minne-
sota, and David Ringsred of Rose-
ville, Minnesota.
The bride-elect is a 1993'
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and is currently attending
Gulf Coast Community College


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John and Charlie Delorme of
Fantasy Properties. Inc., of Mexi-.
co Beach recently attended the
initial meeting of the Florida Va-
cation Rental Managers Associa-
tion. The primary purpose of the
seminar was to organize the State
Association and elect officers. An'
equally important portion of the
seminar discussed details on the,;
recently proposed legislative
changes that will have direct im-
pact on the residential vacation',
managers' and owners. Featured
speakers included James Mitch-
ell, Assistant Attorney General to,,
the Florida Real Estate Commis-'
sion; Andrew T. Marcus, Co-


Class of 1984

Plans Reunion
The members of the Shark'
Class of 1984 are making plans
for their 10 year class reunion. A.
tentative,date has been set for the
weekend of August 5th and 6th.
If you are interested in helping or-'
ganize the festivities or can'pro-,;
vide names, addresses, and tele- '
phone numbers of your fellow
classmates, please let us know by
calling (904) 227-1111 or writing'
to Trish Tapper Warriner, 2802
Longleaf Road, Panama City, FL,
32405.


clouded in a Living Will; that in
Florida, a surrogate must be des-
ignated with specific statements
of one's desires concerning life
prolonging care, treatment, ser-
vices and procedures, and that
it's possible to change your mind
anytime by revoking your previ-
ous Living Will. Some who have
never heard of DNR Protocols
need to be aware of what they
are. Perhaps the most loving
thing you can do for someone as
a \'alentine s Day gift is to estab-
lish a Living Will and designate a
sweetheart, spouse, friend, or rel-
ative as a surrogate to carry out
your desires.
All regular chapter members
are urged to attend this meeting,
to invite your "snowbird" friends
to join you, and to learn more
about Living Wills. Valentine's re-
freshments will be served after
the program.



Senior Citizens
Valentine's Day
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens are proud to announce that
there will be a Valentine's Day
program on February 9 beg innin a
at 10 a.m. EST. The program v.ill
be held in the Port St. Joe United
Methodist Church hall. There will
be punch and cookies, and a
wonderful musical program per-
formed by the Nelson Viles Com-
bo. Anyone over the age of 60 is
cordially invited to attend. Should
you require transportation, please
call 229-8466.


Pageant to Select Valentine


Queen for Gulf County


The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Assoc., Inc., is proud to an-
nounce the Valentine pageant will
be held on February.12 at 7 p.m.
CT in the Wewahitchka Elemen-
tary School Commons area. San-
dra Cannon will once again be
the pageant director. The pageant
is open to all ages from pre-
school to 6th grade for the Wewa-
hitchka Elementary School chil-
-dren. The 16-19 year age group is-
open to any Gulf County High
School student. This category will
be competing for the Miss Gulf
County Sweetheart. The registra-
tion fee will be $10: forms can be
picked up at W'w.ahitchka ElI-
nimntarn School'. KIDS. aiJ- Port
St. Joe High School and Faith
Christian School.
The winner will receive a tro-
phy and tiara and all contestants
will receive a participation trophy.
The program is cosponsored


by the Wewahitchka Elementary
School.
There will be practice ses-
sions every day immediately after
school is out. The Senior Citizens
and pageant' director know that
there are a lot of people that
would like to help with this pa-


geant. If you are. interested in
providing entertainment, help
with stage decorations, cookies
for the children, cleaning up, sell-
ing advertisements, or' anything
else,, please call 229-8466 and
leave your name and number.
They appreciate all the help they
can get.


Chairman 'of the FREC Vacation
Rental Task Force; James Rad-
bliff, Bureau Chief, State of Flori-
dla' Fire "Marshall's'Office; and
Chet Cole, State of Florida De-
partment of Business & Profes-
sional Regulation, Division of Ho-
tels and Restaurants, District IV
Director.
The seminar was held in Lake
Buena Vista and was attended by
over 100 firms representing the
Vacation Rental Management In-
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Pearlie Fields, left, and Rev. R. A. Anderson watch as Mayor Frank Pate signs a proclamation des-
ignating February as Black "History Month.


' Black History Month


The local Association for
Community Action welcomes
Black History. Month to Port St.
Joe, and has scheduled many
activities throughout the month
to commemorate the contribu-
tions of black leaders and person-
alities of the past. Association
members Rev. -R. A. Anderson
and Pearlie Fields met with Mayor
Frank Pate Tuesday to witness a
proclamation signed designating
February as Black History Month
in Port St. Joe. '
Black History Week was first
founded in.1926 but mbved along
uneventfully, until the civil rights
movement of the '60's inspired
dynamic- black awareness. In
197.6, 50 years later, Black Histo-
ry Week evolved into Black Histo-
ry Mon1h. Now in its eighteenth
year,'Black History Month is still

Sea Oats Meets
The Sea Oats and Dunes Gar-
den Club will have a Founder's
Day Luncheon honoring its past
presidents on Tuesday, February
8, at 12 noon ET at the Gulf
County Beaches Volunteer Fire
,Station Community Room in St.
Joe Beach. The business session
will be (c6gdicted by Betty Chan-
celor. president. --
Members are urged to bring a
salad, main dish, or meat. The of-
ficers will furnish, the dessert.
beverage, and rolls.
Prospective members are in-
vited.


Class of1974 Will
Meet February 7
Wanted: classmates arind
graduates of the Port St. Joe High
School class of 1974. There will
be a meeting on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.
at PSJHS to make plans for the
20 year reunion. Anyone interest-
ed in helping is invited to attend.
For more information, send a
SASE to Traci Gaddis, P.O. Box
13187. Mexico Beach, 32410. :


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growing, thanks to the pioneering
work of black historian Dr. Carter
'G. Woodson.
Black History Month gives
black citizens a new and increas-
ing sense of personal worth, and
teaches black citizens that 'they
have had a share of the past with
other blacks, and that lives did
not begin with slavery.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Feb. 6 City. Wide Ushers
Union, New Bethel A.M.E.. 3:00;
Feb. 13 "Annual Old Fashion
Convention", New Bethel A.M.E.,


7:00; Feb. 14 City Wide Choir
Anniversary; Feb. 16 Youth
Night;. Feb. 19 "Annual Black
History Banquet" 'at D. W. Jon
Recreation Center, 7:00; Feb. 20 '
City Wide Mission, Thompson's
Temple, 3:00 and prison program
at Gulf Correctional Institution;
Feb. 23 prison program at Gulf
Co. Forestry Camp; Feb. 24 -
Youth Talent Night; Feb., 25 -
Eastern Star program; Feb. 27 -
City Wide Choir Union, New Beth-
el Baptist, 3:00.


.Upon graduation, Jessica
plans to attend Gulf Coast Com-
munity College and then transfer
to Florida State University, major-
ing in Health Sciences. Long-
range plans are to attend gradu-
ate school to earn a doctorate de-
gree. Her words of encourage-
ment for her fellow students are,
"Life hasn't been real easy for me,
but I've learned a lot and I'm
ready to work hard to make the
rest of my life the best it can be."
Jessica will compete for the
1993-94 WJHG-TV 7/Buffalo
Rock Pepsi Student of the Year
Award.


haron Gaskin New


Head Start Director


Sharon Gaskin of Wewahitch-,
ka has been selected as the new
director of the North Florida Head
Start program. Mrs. Gaskin has
been employed by the Gulf
County School System as a teach-
er and guidance counselor for
seventeen. years. She has a bach-
elor's degree in Physical Educa-
tion and a master's degree in Ed-
ucation Administration from Flor-
ida State University.
In accepting the position,
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CHILDREN'S HEALTH FORUM

Automobile Safety for

the Young Child


By
Elizabeth C. Jones, M.D.


Safety for the young child involves tar seats and seat belts. I
.continue to see a parent driving with a child on his lap or someone
Ssittinigji.the passenger seat holding a baby.
Another terrifying scene is a toddler standing in the seat of a
pick-up truck.
Not only are the above scenarios very dangerous, they are also
illegal. If the driver were cited by the police (this is a possibility and
should become a certainty) the failure to obey the law would be very
expensive and time consuming.
Florida law specifies that 0-3 year old children must be in a,
separate carrier (car seat). 4-5 year old children in a carrier or a
seat belt, and older children belted in (even in the back seat).
Fines for failing to do.this are $150 plus court cost. Common.
sense -will tell you that buying a car seat is a much less expensive
project and Involves much less time than a court appearance for
breaking child restraint laws.
K Be safer! Use a car seat and seat belts!



Wewahitchka High School

Reports 209 are Perfect"
SLarry Mathes, principal of
Wewahltchka Jr.-Sr. High School,
announced this week that 209
out of a total of 366 students
were being recognized for having
a perfect discipline record for the
/) I \ first semester. "That means that
d k l/,4 Ithese students made it through
', ,the first semester without being
disciplined in any manner, in-
cluding tardies.' That's an
achievement that deserves recog-
nition."
Each student ,listed will re-
ceive a new $1 bill and a chance
to win a lager amount in a draw-
ing. Junior and senior high will
draw separately. 59 middle
schoolers and 150 high schoolers
S.will participate, with a complete
list being posted at the school.


ea", Wewa Project
Graduation
All parents of graduating sen-
iors are urged to attend the next
meeting of the Wewahitchka Pro-
ject Graduation. The meeting will
be Tuesday, February 8, at 6:30
p.m. CST at the high school com-
mons. A lot of new business will
be discussed and they need eve-
ry parent there. Remember, it is
to assure for your children.


Schools

Collecting

Pepsi Caps
Port St. Joe High will be col-
lecting "Pepsi School Caps" Feb-
'ruary 1st through April 30th.
2 liter, 3 liter, or 20. oz. bot-
tles of Pepsi products are includ-
ed in the special "Blue Pepsi
School Caps" promotion.
All proceeds will benefit
PSJHS's P.R.I.D.E. program. the
program recognizes students for
their Personal Responsibility In
SDaily Effort. Students are reward-
ed at all levels of academics and,
daily responsibility. Please sup-
"port this positive program by
bringing the Pepsi caps to school.
The Pepsi Company will reim-
burse them at the rate of 5
each.

Social Security
Representative
On February 7
Most Social Security business
can be handled over the phone.
You are invited to call Social Se-
curity at 1-800-772-1213.
If' this is not possible, you
may come to the office located at
30 West Government Street, Pan-
,ara City. The office is open Mon-
day-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m., exception national holidays.
If you cannot come to 'Panama
City, you may meet the social se-
curity representative at the Gulf
County Courthouse in Port St.
Joe on Monday, Feb. 7, from 11
a.m. to 12 noon EST.


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Mrs. Gaskin commented, "It was
a hard decision because of my
ties to the students and staff of
the school system, but I was
ready for a change and this
seemed like a great opportunity.
The Head Start program provides
a chance to make a difference on
the front end of the educational
process. I look forward to working
with the students,. parents, and
other agencies to better prepare
these young people to meet the,
challenges of life."
Mrs. Gaskin will oversee the
North Florida Head Start program
which will serve Gulf, Calhoun,
Liberty, Wakulla, and Madison
Counties. The Head Start pro-
gram is a division of North Flori-
da Medical Centers, headquar-
tered in Wewahitchka. In
announcing the selection of Mrs.
Gaskin, C.E.O. Jim McKnight
stated, "We are pleased to have
someone of Sharon's background
and experience head up this pro-,
gram. Her reputation for hard
work and advocacy for the child's
best interest was the deciding fac-
tor in her selection."' -


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DR. STEPHEN GROSS
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Foot Cysts
A cyst is an abnormal
fluid-filled sac embed-
ded in tissue. Cysts
sometimes develop in
the feet. One type,
called epidermal inclu-
sion cysts, typically oc-
curs on the ball of the
foot at sites subject to a
lot of pressure and irri-
tability. Sometimes
these cysts develop at
sites of previous ,,nju-
ries. They 'have firm
walls and vary in size.
Most often these kind
of cysts develop in men
and women who are
young, or middle-aged,
but they also can occur
among older people. Be-
cause an inclusion cyst,
grows slowly, it may not
become evident until it.
causes increasing dis-
comfort when walking.
In some cases these
cysts announce them-
selves by generating an
inflammatory reaction.
Diagnosis of an inclu-
sion cyst usually is fol-
lowed by its surgical re-
moval, which is done
under local anesthesia.
Presented as "a service
to the community by
Dr. Stephen Gross
Podiatrist
Hwy. 98
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Dr. Jorge San Pedro Judges


Amateur Chess Tournament


Dr. Jorge San Pedro of Port
St. Joe will be the official judge at
the, St George Amateur Chess
Tournament set for Feb. 5 at the
St. George, Inn on St. George Is-
land. The St. George Amateur
Chess.. Association is sponsoring
the event in cooperation with
Mrs. Barbara Vail, innkeeper.
A resident and medical doctor
in 'Port St.. Joe since 1982, Dr.
San Pedro has operating a private
practice, served on the staff at
Gulf Pine Hospital and treated
patients at the Gulf Correctional-
Institute near Wewahitchka. In
early January he retired from his
private practice but continued
working for the Florida Depart-
ment of Corrections.
Born at Rancho Velox, Cuba,
the physician learned his chess
playing skills while attending
high school. He improved his
game whenever free time permit-
ted after enrolling at Havana Uni-
versity's School of Medicine.
* Although he participated in
various tournaments while living
in Cuba, he avoided any chess
tournaments sanctioned by the
Chess Federation of Cuba; "I
didn't want to make a good ap-
pearance in any of the federa-
tion's championships, because I
was certain that the communist
government would have told me
when, where and who to play.
That didn't sound like very much
fun to me."
Dr. San Pedro rates himself
as a qualified, chess expert. "I've
been enthusiastic about chess
since I was in high school in the
1940's." Now, he said he wants to
share that enthusiasm with other
players--especially young players.
"I'm encouraging anyone who has
a love for this game to join this
adventure on St. George Island."
The doctor described the con -
ditions of predictable stalemates.
"For example, you cannot achieve





Jim Daniels
Jim Daniels. 89, of Wewa-
hitchka, passed away Monday
evening in Panama City following
an extended illness. He was a na-
tive and lifelong resident of We-
wahitchka.
Survivors include three sons.
Sambo Daniels of Wewahitchka.
Charles Daniels of El 'Paso. TX.
and Bill .Daniels of Wewahitchka;
three daughters. Nada Edenfield
Port St. Joe, Elizabeth Cook of
Panama City. and Henrietta Din-
gal of Edmond. OK: 31 grandchil-
dren: many great grandchildren
and great-grea gra'ndh'ildre n:
one brother. Jaria,. Daniels and
one sister, Priscilla-:B6orders of
Wewahitchka. ,-
'.ALtMr. Daniels' request .d'ere
wasnpo tsitaflpn.'-The funeral ser-
-vice-wasiheld at 11:00 a.m. C.S.T.
Wednesday at Cypress Creek Ce-
metery, conducted by David
Taunton. Interment followed.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.






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a checkmate with only two
knights, however, you can win a
game with only one bishop and
one knight--if you know how to
do it."
The doctor said, "We're going,
to have a little talk before we


start playing the tournament. I
want to clarify the rules and pre-
vent any misunderstandings.
Then, we'll all be .able to settle
down to an enjoyable afternoon of
chess at the beautiful St. George
Inn."


Florida Garden

Extension Notes


Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service



Mulch in g Elimin ates


Trash in Landfills


Pine' needles, leaves, grass
clippings, and plant trimmings
have been collected, stuffed in
plastic bags. and placed on the
curbside where they have been
collected and transported to the
landfills. These materials ac-
counted for 20 percent. of the
waste dumped in landfills. Flori-
da has passed legislation that
prohibits lined landfills from re-
ceiving this so-called yard trash
as of January, 1992. Much of this
yard trash can be recycled on site
as a mulch.
Pine needles, leaves, and
grass clippings can each be used
alone as a mulch or in a combi-
nation. Of the three, pine needles
are the best mulching material.
They are attractive, not easily re-
moved from beds by wind or rain,
and don't "mat down" excessively.
However. they don't last more
than six months due td rapid de-
composition. Leaves can be used
alone as a mulch: however, they
are difficult to keep in place in
windy locations and are easily
washed from- beds during heavy
raid' showers. Leaves perform
best as a mulching material when
they are shredded and/or com-
posted. Grass clippings are the
least desirable mulching material.
They are easily transported by
the wind, decompose very rapidly.
and pack down to form a mat
which can exclude air and water
from the root zone.. They should
be spread-thinly-over4-he ground.
mixed with other mulching-mnate-
rials, or better yet, composted
with other yard waste. Plant trim-
mings such as twigs and small
branches should be shredded be-
fore they are used as mulch. A
mechanical chipper/shredder is
needed for this process.
Yard trash is readily available
In many yards and so It is a very
inexpensive source of mulch.
However, there is some reluc-
tance to use it as mulch because
it is not as attractive as some of
the more expensive mulch materi-
als. This problem can be over-
come by adding a thin layer of a
more uniform mulch over the
yard trash.
Mulch can be used around
plants in beds or around Individ-
ual trees and shrubs in a lawn.
Eliminating grass from around
plants greatly reduces the compe-
tition for water and nutrients
from the turf and increases the
growth rate and health of trees
and shrubs. When mulching indi-
vidual trees in lawns, create a cir-
cle of mulch about 2 feet in diam-
eter for each inch of trunk
diameter. Increase the size of the
mulched area as the tree grows.
Pull mulch one to two inches
away from the stems and trunks
of plants. The high moisture envi-
ronment created by mulch in-
creases the chances of stem and
trunk rot which can result in
plant death. .
In addition to being useful
around plants, mulch can be
used as a ground cover for walks,


trails,, drive ways, and play and
natural areas. It can be used to
cover low-growing, tender plants
to protect them from frost injury.
Mulch can also be composted and
used as a soil amendment for
flower and vegetable gardens.
The amount of mulch to ap-
ply will depend on the texture
and density of the mulch. Com-
post and many wood and bark
mulches are composed of fine
particles and should not be ap-
plied any deeper than 2-3 Inches
(after settling). Excessive
amounts of these fine textured
mulches around shallow-rooted
plants can suffocate their roots.
causing chlorosis and growth.
Coarse textured mulches-such
as pine needles and pine bark
nuggets, which allow good air
movement through them-tcan be
maintained at a depth of three
inches.
Cypress mulch should be
maintained at a depth of two-
three inches, since it appears to
have a high water holding capaci-
ly-which may reduce the
amount of water reaching the
plant root zone.
Mulches composed solely of
leaves of grass clippings should
never exceed a two-inch depth.
These materials have flat surfaces
and tend to mat together, restrict-
ing water and air to plant roots.


Nicole Wittman
Nicole Wittman joined the,
United States Air Force In Novem-
ber. 1993. She completed basic
training at Lackland Air Force
Base, Texas, and is now attend-
ing Tech School at Sheppard Air
Force Base, Texas.
Nicole is a 1993 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School. She Is
the daughter of Judy Harvey of
St. Joe Beach and Geo Wittman
of Dayton, Ohio.


Card of Thanks
The family of the late Zebedee
Addison.(Peter Pan) would like to
thank you for all your kindness,
prayers, food, flowers, gifts, and
cards during the passing of our
baby brother. To New Hope Bap-
tist Church, Elder and Sister Wil-
liams, and the Wewahitchka com-
munity, we say thank you.
May God bless you is our,
prayer. ,
The Addison Family,
Fisher Family, Bower Family, "
and Edward Bolden Family


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Free Tax Counseling for

Elderly Offered In County


This income tax season is the
25th anniversary of AARP's in-
volvement in providing free TAX.
COUNSELING services to the eld-
erly in cooperation with the In-
ternal Revenue Service.
Lt is a fact that millions of in-
dividuals of all ages in the low or
lower middle income brackets are
filing incorrect income tax re-
turns and are not obtaining all
the tax benefits to which they are
entitled. In fact some Individuals
may be entitled to a cash refund
even if they pay no tax.
YOU MAY BE ONE OF
THOSE
The AARP Tax Aide program.
sponsored by the American Asso-
ciation of Retired Persons and the
United States Internal Revenue
Service is designed to help those
older .taxpayers and low income
individuals in obtaining full tax
benefits through the filing of ac-
curate returns which take full ad-
vantage of all benefits.
There are several volunteer
assistance sites set-up in the
area as part of AARP's Tax Coun-
seling Program for the elderly.
S FREE TAX-AIDE
COUNSELOR SITES
Port St. Joe: Gulf County
Public Library, Monday, 1:00
p.m. to 5 p.m.; First Union Na-
tional Bank of Florida. Wednes-
day, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Senior Citizens Center, Monday,
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Project Grad.
Meeting Monday
Parents of Port St. Joe High
School's seniors will meet Mon-
day evening at 7:00 to discuss
plans for the May Project Gradua-
tion. There is much work to be
done to prepare for the all-night
party on the evening following the
student's graduation from high
school.
Committees are beginning
their work in earnest and atten-
dance of all parents is needed.
Plan on attending the meeting
Monday evening In the library of
Port St. Joe High School.

911 Committee
The Gulf County -911 Com-
mittee will meet on February 9, at
3:00 p.m. E.S.T. In the County
Commissioner's Meeting Room at
the Gulf County Courthouse. All
committee members and the gen-,,
eral public are invited to attend.


Stop by and visit the.
most complete tackle
store in the area.,


* STAR Custom Rods
* Shimano Reels
* Penn Reels
* Fly Rods


teachers
achleven
siasm, a
students
Principal


oodson-were selected as
s of the Month for the
.f January. The students
recommended by their
on the basis of academic
nent. citizenship, enthu-
nd positive attitude. The
were treated to lunch by
I Wes Taylor.


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[3 Elizabeth W. Thompson
REALTOR' LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
Office: Hey. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rr. 3, Box 167, Port Sr. Joe, FL 32456
Fax: (904)1 648-4247

648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, 904-648-8818, Brenda Miller, 904/648-5435
GULF FRONT MEXICO BEACH
42nd Stret. 2 BR, 2 1/2 ba. townhouse (1250 sf) very nicely furnished including re-
frig., stove, disposal, dishwasher, Jenn-Aire grill, washer, dryer. Television, cable
hookup, carpet, vinyl, wallpaper and borders, vertical blinds, deck furniture. Great
view from upper and lower decks. New roof in 1993, painted in 1992, AC replaced
in 1993, disposal new in 1993. Call Brenda for information. $100,000.00.
BEACH SIDE MEXICO BEACH
New Listing. 41st Street, Mexico Beach. One lot 90'x75' zoned tounst residential,
lot 20, block 9, unit 7. $35,000.00. Owner financing at 1% below prevailing rates
with 20% down payment.
Comer of 40th St. and Hwy. 98. Mexico Beach. Two adjacent lots to be sold to-
gether, one on comer of 40th SL and Hwy. 98 and adjacent lot on 40th St.. zoned
tourist commercial, each lot 100'x75'. Owner ready to sell. Reduced to
$100,000.00. Owner financing at 5% with 20% down payment.
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
New Listing, Grand Isle Sub.. Mexico Beach. One lot 75'x 112 1,2' on Charles Cor-
ner, 3rd lot from Nan Nook. Lots of trees and faces open wooded area.
$11.500.00.
13th Street, Mexico'Beach..Lot 17..Large lot 120' irde x,901-.deeg, one-half block
from beach. Nice location for home. Has some shade trees. Goq,(elevation. Price
$19,500.00.
ST. JOE BEACH
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
New Listing: Between Balboa & Coronado, St. Jre Beach. Cleared lot 50'x90' with
septic tank, dedicated beach across highway, great view of beach. $32,500.00.
GULF AIRE
519-A Gulf Aire Drive. 2 BR, 2 1/2 ba. townhouse less then 3 years old w/good
view of Gulf and short walk to beach. 1150 sf, ch&a, Appliances include stove. re-
frig., DW, W/D, fans in all rooms, covered deck and patio. 20'x109' lot, good rental.
Unfurnished, $66,000.00. Furnished, (some exclusions), $69,500.00.
HIGHLAND VIEW
New Listing: 7th Street, Highland View. 1988 Redmond 28'x56' double wide mo-
bile home. 3 BR, 2 BA, unfurnished, situated on 3 lots (3/4 acre Appliances include
reflg. and new stove. Cen. h&a (gas), gas hot water heater, w/d hookup, fireplace.
carpet & vinyl, 12'xlO' front deck, fenced, City water and septic tank, two out-
buildings, $37,250.00. vERsTREET .
OVERSTREET
New Usting: South Long (Mexico Beach side of bridge). Very well built 3 BR, 2 BA,
concrete block house 1650 sf, separate iiv. rm.n, din. rm, kitchen, farm. rm, inside
laundry rm, carpet & vinyl, large walk-in closets. Appliances include refrig., new
stove (never been used), dishwasher. All electric h&a, hot water heater. Situated on
1 1/4 acres cleared, landscaped with cactus garden, grape arbor, pampas grass.
House on 11/4 acres, $66,000.00. House on 10 acres, $94,500.00. Assumable
mortgage with balance in cash. Call Brenda also for rental information.
Wetappo Creek (near Intracoastal Waterway). Four one acre lots with access to
dock. Owner financing with 25% down payment, balance in 5 years at 10% interest.',
Lot size 130'x300". Mobile homes acceptable. Lot #7, $7,500.00. Lots 8, 9, 10,
$7.000.00 each. Total for all four. $25,000.00.
WEWAHITCHKA
New Listing: Dalkelth area Gulf County Farms #43, 5 acres with 2 outbuildings. .
GREAT GET-A-WAY near river and Dead Lakes. If you are lookirig for a mini farm or
weekend retreat, this is for you. Septic and power already installed. Fruit trees and
grape vines. Priced reduced $17,500.00. '.
New Listing, Red Bull Island, Two lots plus one (1) 'acre all in Red Bull Island Sub.,
Gulf County. Lots 19 ard 20, Block M. Price for all three parcels, $7,500.00.
.. CAPE SAN BLAS BAYSIDE
Several bay front lots starting at $35,000.00 for 100' of bay frontage. Call Jay for
more details. Owner financing.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 3, 1994


300 Attend Student Government Workshop


In one of the best attended
District meetings ever held in Dis-
trict I, which runs from the west-
ern Florida boundary to the
Suwanee River, over 300 attend-
ees from across Northwest Florida
converged on Port St. Joe last
Saturday morning. Port St. Joe
High School, as vice president of
the District, hosted the meeting
with 275 students and 31 advis-
ors in attendance.
Twenty-three schools, from
some of the smallest in the dis-


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Steve Gilmer, a football
player with Florida State
University, speaks to assembled
Student Council delegates.
trict to AAAAA schools, were rep-
resented. Sending delegates were:
Altha, Apalachicola, Blountstown,
Wewahitchka, Bay, Mosley, Ruth-
erford, Leon, Lincoln, Rickards,
Godby, Madison County, Wood-
ham, Tate, Pensacola Pine Forest,
Escambia, Gulf Breeze, Quincy


Shanks, Vernon, Havana North-
side, Wakulla and Crestview.
Port SL Joe High School's
own Student Government Associ-
ation was well represented with
28 delegates attending. They
assisted President Joni Peak, Vice
President Missy Nobles, Secretary
Deann Redmond and Treasurer
Kristi Lawrence In preparing for
the convention.
The keynote speaker, Des-
mond Walker of Bucholz High
School in Gainesville, addressed
the delegates emphasizing that
"leadership and learning are
indispendable to each other." The
delegates then could attend their
choice of seven seminars being
conducted.
Presenting seminars were
Woodham High School on Parlia-
mentary Procdure; Gonzalez-Tate
on the FASC state convention;
Steve Gilmer, a member of the
national championship FSU Sem-
inoles football team; Gulf Coast
Community College Post Secon-
dary Leadership Opportunities;
Carol Jones of Crestview High
School Environmental Responsi-
bility; WMBB 13 Using the
Media to Promote Your Activities;
and the St. Andrews Bay Civil
War Re-enactment Club.
The Florida Association of
Student Councils will hold its
District I convention March 5 in
Altha. Port St. Joe is currently
conducting a campaign for next
year's presidentship of the dis-
trict, with the election to be held
at the Altha meeting. Presently
Port St Joe serves as Vice Presi-
dent of the District, with Missy
Nobles the vice president design-
ee.
Port St. Joe High School's
student government officers will
also attend the state convention
April 14-16 in Pensacola.


Small Business Can Learn

How To Write Proposals


The Bay County Small Busi-
ness Incubator, Gulf Coast Cornm-
munity College Small Business
Development, Center, and the
University of West Florida's Pro-
curement Technical Assistance
Center will host a free seminar
called How To Write A Winning,
Proposal on Thursday, February
3, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Gulf
Coast Community College. Room"
243 in the Student Union East
building.
'.'This .program is'the second in-
a series of semilears- geared to-
* ward helping small businesses
understand the government and
military procurement process.

Card of Thanks
The family of the late Latan-
ish Yeshica Bolden Dugan of An-
chorage, Alaska, would like to say
thank you to the friends in Port
St. Joe during the passing of our
loved one. Everyone that shared
in our sorrow, prayers, gifts,;.
cards, kind words, or Just a
phone call. Her parents, Dannie
and Gall Bolden. formerly of Port
St. Joe. and grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. James Brown and Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Bolden, say
thank you. Some of the family
was able to attend the funeral in
Alaska; Jereline Brown, Lisa-
Brown, Quintin Williams, and
Dorothy Bolden, of Port St. Joe;
Ray C. Bolden. Sr., and family of
Tucson, Arizona: Beverly Ash of
Ft. Stewart. Georgia: Karen
Thomas of Tampa; and Jeanette
King of Fort Sill, Oklahoma. God
brought us back safe during the
cold month of December.
Thank you to the beautiful
people of Anchorage for their
kindness shown; they made our
burden lighter. To Bishop and
Mother Charles Williams, friends,
and saints of Greater Friendly
,Temple Church of God in Christ,
Omay God richly bless you is our
prayer.

NAACP To Host
Democratic Club
A free continental breakfast
hosted by the Gulf County
Branch NAACP to organize a Gulf
County Democratic Women's
Club will be held on Saturday,
February 12, from-10 a.m. 12
noon at the Gulf County Library
in Port St. Joe.
Louise D. Conerly, Regional
Chair for the Democratic Wom-
en's Club of Florida, Inc., will be
presenter. Everyone is cordially
invited to attend and participate
in the planning.

First BornChurch

Women Workers
The Women Worker's meeting
of the Apalachicola District will
convene with the saints and
friends of First Born Church of
the Living God on Fpbruary 10-12
at 7:30 p.m. night in Apalachi-
cola. The theme for the meetings
is Seek Him Daily. District. mis-
sionary Dorothy Bolden, presider,
of Port St. Joe is inviting everyone
4o worship with them in these
-services.


Pete Singletary, UWF/PTA Coun-
selor, will review the components
required in government propo-
sals, and instruct attendees on
how to communicate effectively
with contracting officers.
Singletary will be available for
individual counseling on procure-
ment matters by appointment on
Thursday afternoon and Friday
morning (Feb. 3-4). Counselling
sessions may be held at the Small
Business Incubator or at the,
- business sit- -.. L.-.
Counseling and the seminar
are free to area businesses. Semi-
nar seating is limited. Advance
registration and couiiseling .ap--
pointments may be made by call-
ing the Small Business Incubator
at (904) 271-1107 from 8:30-4
p.m. CST.


-.. .. -

Members of the St. Andrews Bay Civil War Re-enactment Club discharge their muzzle loading
rifles at Port St. Joe High School Saturday. The group demonstrated the firing techniques of the
muzzle loaders as they fired, and reloaded four times in rapid succession.


Wins Local
Geography Bee
Chris Robershaw is the win-
ner of the 1993-94 Geography
Bee at Faith Christian School.
Faith Christian participates each
year in this program sponsored
by the National Geographic Socie-
ty.,
The winners of local contests,
compete with student winners
from all over the state of Florida,
and the Florida Geography Bee
champion will then compete na-
tionally.
Chris is the eighth grade'son
of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Rober-
shaw.


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Bryan Goebert

Student In


Talent Search
Bryan Goebert, a seventh
grade student of Paith Christian
School, is participating in the
1993-94 Talent Search conducted
-by Duke University, Durham, NC:
Participation is voluntary and
is an opportunity for students to
learn more about their abilities
and about educational options
that may be available to them in
programs, services, and scholar-
ships-.--- --- ---.-- -
In order to be eligible for TIP
(Talent Identification Program), a
student must have scored at or
above the 97th percentile on the
national norms of a standardized-
achievement, aptitude or mental,
ability test battery. The scores
must be, in the mathematic
subtest, verbal subtest, or in.the
total composite score.
Bryan is the son of Rev. and
Mrs. Fred Goebert of Port St. Joe.


Science Fair
Parents, relatives, friends,
and the public are invited to at-
tend Port St. Joe Elementaly's
annual Sixth Grade Science Fair
Open House. Projects will be dis-
played in the gymnasium on Feb-
ruary 3rd from 6-7:30 p.m.
Winners of.the local fair will
compete for awards at the Chipo-
la Regional Science and Engineer-
ing Fair, March 3-4, held at Chi-
pola Junior College in Marianna.


The American Legion Post No. i
'*116 has announced its intention
to sponsor two young men from
Port St. Joe High School to attend.
this year's American Legion Boys,
State.
Boys State will be held on the
campus of Florida State Universi-
ty during the week of June 19-25.
The purpose of Boys State is
to assist in the education of our,
youth in the duties, privileges,
rights, and responsibilities of
American citizenship; to Inculcate
a sense of Individual obligation to
community, state, and nation:
and to teach the youth of Florida
the fundamental basics of govern-
ment. '
Eligibility for attendance is
that a boy selected should have

rGenealogical
Society Meets-
The Genealogical Society of
Bay County will hold its regular
monthly meeting Saturday, Feb-
ruary 5, at 1:00 p.m. in the Meet-
ing Room' of the Downtown Li-
brary, 25 West Government St.
Anyone who has an interest in ge-
nealogy, member or non, regard-
less of county of residence, is wel-
come to join them.
For additional information,
call Nancy Roberts at (904) 785-
6924.

Juvenile Justice
A special grant writing meet-
ing for the Council on Juvenile
Justice will be held on February
16 at 12 noon upstairs at the
Sand Dollar Restaurant. The reg-
ular monthly meeting will be held
on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Gulf
County Library Conference Room.

Public Notices
NORTH FLORIDA HEAD START
NFHS BID 103-94
Sealed bids will be received by North Florida
Head Start, until 2:00 p.m. on February 16, 1994
for one-copler. Bid conditions and specifications
may be obtained at 200 E. Second St Wewahitch-
ka, FL at the old courthouse. Telephone (904) 639-
5080. North Florida Head Start reserves the right
to reject any or all bids.
Publish: February 3, 1994.


at least a 3.0 GPA, have complet-
ed his junior year in high school,
and have at least one more se-
mester of high school remaining.
Parents of a boy selected must be
.residents of the state of Florida.
The faculty at the Port St. Joe
High School will assist in identify-
ing students who are eligible.
Students interested in the Boys
State Program should contact
'their teachers or inquire at the
Administrative Office at the
school by no later than March 1.


Card of Thanks
S. My family joins me in ex-
pressing our sincere appreciation
Sfor your thoughtful concern,
prayers, visits, phone calls,
cards, flowers, and 'food during
my stay in the hospital.
I covet your continued
prayers during my extended re-
covery. Thank you and may God
continue to bless you.
Lorell Barnes


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Sharks Defeat Rams; Jefferson County


PORT ST. JOE, 54
RUTHERFORD, 5O
The Rutherford Rams tried to:
cross the quick, high-scoring
Sharks up Friday night with a
tight defensive game, but the
Sharks took an early lead and
kept it all through the:game, winr-
ning their 14th of the season,
54-50.
Jermaine Larry, who special-
Izes in quick move defensive play
led the Sharks in scoring with his
11 points for the evening, was the
only Shark scoring in double fig-
ures. Port St. Joe used three-
point goals in their winning strat-
egy, with Des Baxter scoring
three, Chad Quinn 2, and.Ken-
drick Addison 2. .- "
Marcus Lawton led the scor-
ing for Rutherford, with 17
points.
The Sharks had a 26-21 lead.
at half-time.
Score by quarters: ,
St. Joe 9 17 15 13-54
Rutherford 8 13 17 12-50
ST. JOE-J. Larry 5-1-11,
Addison 3-0-8, Walker 1-0-2,,
Quinn 2-3-9, M. Larry 0-0-0,
Baxter 3-0-9, Bryant 3-3-9, Wil-


liams 3-0-6.
R'FORD-Vasquezi 4-0-1.0,
McCrery 3-2-8, Lawton 8-1-17,
Burnett 01-1, Price 6-2-14.
PORT ST. JOE, 77"
JEFFERSON CO., 58
i The Sharks continued to roll
up District victories as they
shoved Jefferson County out of
contention Saturday. night, in
Monticello, with a 7,7-58 victory.
With only one District game still
to play in the regular season
schedule, the Sharks find them-
selves sitting in the catbird seat
in District standings.
Jefferson was the number 8-
ranked team In the state Class 2-
A ratings, while the Sharks have
now climbed to the number five
ranking.
The Sharks jumped out to a
16-5 lead in the first period-and
never gave up their position the
entire game.
It was Des Baxter at the head
of the line in scoring for the
Sharks with his game-leading 22
points. Damon Walker was the
only other Shark scoring in dou-
ble figures with 15 points to his
credit. The Sharks continued to


Time to Register


for Youth Baseball

Port St. Joe Dixie Youth baseball registration will begin
this Saturday, February 5 and will also be held next Satur-
day. February 12, from 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. at the Port St.
Joe Fire Station, located on Williams Avenue for children
ages five to 12 years. A child must turn five years old but not
older than 12 by August 1, 1994.
All new players must bring a copy of their birth certifi-
cate and their social security number to be left in the league
file in order to register. Remember kids, warm weather will
soon be here and the baseball diamond beckons youngsters
to come on out with their gloves, bats and balls.


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point buck last week while hunting in Gulf County. Needless to say
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Improvement Youth Grants. The
grants, which range from $100 to
$250, are made to groups of

FH. P Lists Its -
February Dates
For Inspections

The following is a list of dates
and locations that Florida High-
way Patrol Troopers 'in Calhoun
and Gulf Counties may conduct
Driver License/Vehicle Inspection
Checkpoints during the month of
February:

ur Feb. 1-3: SR-71 near John
y Bailey Rd., SR-71 near SR-381.
h Feb. 4-10: SR-71 near CR-
275, SR-22 near the Bay Count
Line.
Feb. 11-17: SR-69 near CR-
274, SR-386 near Cypress Creek.
Feb. 18-24: CR-274 near the
Chipola River, SR-71 near SR-
387.
Feb. 25-28: CR-73 near CR-
287, SR-30 near Depot Creek.
The Patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
while insuring the protection of
all motorists. :


young people that develop crea-
tive ways to Improve their com-
-munity. These grants are intend-
ed as seed money to pay for
materials, while the youth donate
their time.
Any group of five or more
people between .the ages of 12
and 18, with an adult sponsor, is
eligible to apply. Established
youth organizations such as
Scouts, Boy or Girl Clubs, com-
munity' groups and recreational
centers also are invited to submit
applications.
MetLife is unable to fund any
project by a religious group un-
less their project benefits the en-
tire community. Also, the grant
money is not intended to pay for
tickets, youth travel or scholar-
ships.
Application forms are availa-
ble at the local Metropolitan Life
office or by requesting one in
writing from: MetLife. Community
Improvement Youth Grants. 4100
Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, FL
33607. N : :
The deadline for applying is
May 31, 1994. ,

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count on the three-point goal
with nine for the game. Walker
had 4, Baxter 2 and Kendrick
Addison 2.
The Sharks owned a 31-23
lead at halftime.
Score by quarters:
St. Joe 19 12 23 22-77
Jefferson 12 11 19 15-58
ST. JOE- J. Larry 1-0-2, M.


Larry 3-3-9, Addison 2-1-7, Adki-
son 0-1-1, Byrd 0-1-0,,Walker 5-
1-15, Quinn 2-4-9, Baxter 7-6-
22, Crosby 0-0-0, Bryant 4-1-9,
Williams 1-0-2.
JEFF.-Francis 4-2-10,
Smith 1-2-4, Watkins 5-4-15,
Whitfleld 3-1-9, Mack 1-0-2,
Parker '4-4-12, Brooks 0-0-0,
Bradley 2-0-5.


Lady Sharks Lose

Two, Now 9-9 ,


FREEPORT, 51
PORT ST. JOE, 22
* Freeport put the whipping on-
Port St. Joe's Lady Sharks last
Thursday evening, as the visitors
came calling and took home a 51-
22 victory.
The Lady Sharks were held to
only two points in the first quar-,
ter and three in third. The Port-
St. Joe team scored less than 10.
points in every quarter. Freeport
had a 23-11 lead at half-time.
Kendra Mcdanlel was the
team leader for Port St. Joe with
10 points and 14 rebounds.
Score by quarters:
St. Joe 2 9 3 8-22
Freeport 8 15 12 16-51
ST. JOE-McDaniel 4-2-10,
Maxwell 1-0-2, M. Wood 1-3-5,
Kilbourn 0-1-1, C. Wood 2-0-4.
FREEPORT-Miller 2-0-4,
Barrett 1-0-2. SUller 0-1-1,
Splers 3-3-9, Williams 2-1-5, S.
Hallmark 5-0-10J, Flowers 6-0-12,

Chit'lin Day
It's time again for the Liberty,
County Senior Citizens Associa-
tion. Inc., Annual Chitterling
Day. The festivities will be located
at the Liberty County High School
football field, Hwy. 12 S behind
the library, on February 12 from
9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST. They will be-
gin serving at 1 1:00 a.m.
The menu includes chitter-
lings (boiled or fried), chicken &
rice, greens, sweet potatoes,
crackling bread, and tea or coffee.
They, will also serve Polish
sausages with onions & peppers
and hot dogs.
There will be gospel singing,
country music, cotton candy and
popcorn, a dart throw, and baked
goods. -
Anyone interested ini putting
a table for Arts & Crafts or Rum-
mage. please call (904) 643-5613
or 643-5690. There is a $15
charge for the space, and you will
need to furnish your own table.


views On.


SDental fHalth

FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.

CHEWING WITH

DENTURES

If you have full dentures, are age to the tissue supporting the
you chewing properly?, If you dentures as well as bone loss.
aren't, you may be. inadvertently And even though you've
damaging bone and supportive been together all day, don't take
tissue.- ,, your dentures to bed, with you.
You, should be chewing You both need a rest. This res-
straight up and down and placing pite is good for the*blood supply
equal weight On both sides of t6e and tissue in the supporting
jaw. Food should be divided gums. Also, your. dentist can
equally between the. left and right show you how to brush the soft
sides, o.f, your mouth and be tissues underneath your dentures
chewed at the same time. Why is to help keep this area in good
it so important to chew "straight" condition.
and "equal"? For one thing,. if vou -,-- 0, .
chew-morie on one side than the ..Prepared as a public ser-
other? or chew with sidews' vice to promote better dental
I health From the office of
motion, this can cause your de FA. l FrAY, Dtheofice 3of
tures to slp Even more imp- FANK .AY, D.M.D., 319
Williarms Ave., Phone 227-1123.
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Gremms 1-0-2, H. Hallmark 1-0-
3. Inns 1-1-3.
WEWAHITCHKA, 41
PORT ST. JOE, 38
Amanda Davis scored on a
three-point play in the final sec-
onds of the game to give the
Wewa Lady Gators a three point
victory over the Lady Sharks
Tuesday night in the Coliseum.
The Lady Gators tied the
Sharks at the end of the first
quarter and took a narrow four-
point lead at half time. It was nip
and tuck the remainder of the
game, the Sharks pulling to a Lie
with seconds remaining in. the
game. Then Davis put up her
winning three points just as the
whistle sounded.
Wewahitchka had Davis and
April Jones each scoring' ..12
points to lead their team in the
win. Kendra McDaniel scored 12
points for the Sharks.
The Sharks'close out their
season during the coming week.
travelling to Chipley this evening
and closing out at home Monday
night against Jefferson County.
The Sharks are now 9-9 on
the season.
Score by quarters:
SLt. Joe 10 611 11-38
Wewa 10 10 8 13-41
ST. JOE-McDaniel 6-0-12,
Maxwell 4-0-9, M. wood 3-1-7.
Kilbourn 2-0-4, Fields 2-0-4, C.
WVood 2-0-2. .
WEWA-Davis 4-4-12. Jack-
son 1-0-2, A. Jones 6-0-12,
Wright 2-0-4, K. Jones 1-b-2,
Taunton 4-1-9, Hill 0-0-0, Dietz
0-0-0. A


Girl's Softball
The organizational meeting
* for the girl's softball team for the
1994 season will be held Thurs-
day. February 3, at 7 p.m. at Port
SL Joe High School.
For more information, call
Sherry McDowell at 647-5942.


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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. FEB. 3. 1994 PAGE 1B

Wewa Elementary Honor Roll


Run In Relay for SpecialOlympics
Law Enforcement Officers from Gulf Correctional Institution, Gulf Forestry Camp, Gulf County
Sheriffs Office, and Port St. Joe Police Department catch a breath after carrying the torch- through
Gulf County for the Florida Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics.
Top, L-R, Sgt. Tim Hightower, Deputy Greg Cole, C.O. Scott Duvall, C.O. Sgt. Timothy Copeland,
C.O. Rick Anglin, C.O. Sgt. Charles Anderson, C.O. Major Horace Sermon, C.O. Sgt. Jay McCorvey. Bot-
| tom row, L-R, Superintendent Ron McAndrew, C.O. William Rice, C.O. Major John Allgood, C.O. Lt. Abel -
Price, Rosemary Black, Port St. Joe P.D., C.O. Jimmy Hutchinson, C.O. Pamela-Jackson, C.O. Sgt. Bo
Watson, C.O. Freida Granger, C.O. Calvin Julius.


10 Good Ways to


Praise A Child


Remarkable; I knew you
could do it; I'm proud of you; fan-.
tastic; superstar; nice work; look-
ing good; you're on top of it;
beautiful; now you're flying
Chapter I Nei4s -
from Kathy Arnold
On Thursday evening, Febru-
ary 10, Chapter I will host a
Learning Games Workshop. Par-
ents and students in grades 3-6
are invited to attend. The work-
shop will be held in the Chapter I
lab at 7-p.m. Come for an evening
of fun and learning. Some games
may be checked out to use at
home. Please sign and return the'
form your child brings home.
WES Postal Office Will Begin
Feb.'7
Sue McDaniel, sponsor for
this project, would like to an-


nounce that the.WES Post Office
will open on Feb. 7. Postmasters-
will be as follows: Nick Hall, Ja-
.cob Cecil, David Kemp. Assistant
postmasters are Sharita Keith
and Tiffany Wills. They were cho-
sen on the following criteria: Post
Office Test Scores, absences, dis--
cipline referrals, and an interview
with Mr. Kelley. Handyman Bill
Carr installed the new plexi-glass
mail boxes last week, and with
our new room signs up, we are all
set.
Jan. Hoopla A Time of Fun
January hostesses. for the so-
cial were Linda Chan, Linda Tre-
main, Diane Atchison, Lori Price,
Kim Ludlam, Ada Dozier, and Lin-
da Whitfield. In keeping with tra-
ditional January themes, the ta-
ble cloth was blue and the plates
and napkins white. The banner,


"By Caroline Lister.
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By Caroline Lister
Sharks are #51 This week the
Sharks defeated Mosley. #4 Ruth-
erford 54-50, #8 Monticello Jef-
ferson County 76-57. and Blount-
stown 88-69. The Sharks are the
only undefeated team in District
2A-3. If you have missed seeing
this team play basketball this
season, come out to Shark Stadi-
um 'this weekend as Apalachlcola
faces PSJ Friday at 8 and Havana
faces PSJ on Saturday at 8; both
games are at the dome.
The Jr. High basketball
teams are doing well, also. The
7th grade team defeated Blounmt-
stown 44-36 and Rouhlac Middle
School of Chipley 33-17. Al-t,
though the, 8th grade team did
not win, they played with a lot of
effort and intensity. The students
of the, month for February have
been announced. These 'hard-
working students are: 7th grader
Meredith Godfrev, 8th grader Jer-
emy Dixoin, Freshman Matthew
White, sophomore Erica Beard,
junior Rachel Lane, and senior
David Goodson. These students
will attend a luncheon with Mr.
S Taylor. .
The 'strictly middle school
awards given each week have
been awarded to six more out-
standing students. Natasha Pow-
ell and. Chad Thompson are the
8th grade students of the week.
In the 7th grade, Joseph Mosely
and Crystal Wheeler are students
of ,the week, and Stephen Le-
mieux and Shayla Gay are the
Shooting Stars.
There are several members of
the Band of Gold who' have re-
ceived a great honor. by their par-
ticipation in District Honor Band.
Jddie Wear, Amanda Paschall,
Danielle Fox, Mike Wear, and
Lane Loveless participated in this
event while the Band of Gold's


very own drum major. Tres Long,
received the Leadership Award for
the senior high honor band.
The Student Government As-
sociation proved that they are the
best chapter in the district and
maybe even in the state. Satur-
day's district meeting.. held at the
high school by the PSJHS chapter
of S.G.A., was the 'most success-
ful district meeting in district his-
tory. The record 300 in atten-
dance, 270 of which were
delegates and 30 of which were
advisors, participated in many
presentations and workshops.
Guest presenters were FSU foot-
ball player Steve Gilmer, Laura
Meyer from GCCC, Carol Jones
from Chiefland, WMBB-TV, and
St. Andrews Civil War Reenact-
ors.
Woodham High School gave a
presentation on parliamentary
procedure and Tate High .School
gave a presentation on FASC
State Convention.
This week's big event is the
Health and Science Fair, which
will be held February 4..The Sci-
ence Fair will be open to the pub-
lic during school hours.
Also, this week the 8th and
10th grades will participate in the
statewide writing assessment.
Students will be expected to re-'
spond to one of two questions in
the time frame given.
Finally, the PRIDE flag honor-
ees for the week were Mrs. Cros-
by; Deann, Missy, Joni, and Kris-
ti, who worked hard to make the
S.G.A. district convention a suc-
cess; and the varsity boys' bas-
ketball team.

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Principal Jerry Kelley is
proud to present the third six
weeks' Honor Roll: for Wewahitch-
ka Elementary School:.'
(Asterisks denote all A's)
Third Grade: : Sheena
Barnes*, Aleasha Hand*, Judith
Husband*, Kelli Jackson*, Der-
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Jonathan Thomas*, Justin
Barnes, Brandon Carter, Jesse
Knee, Matthew Ludlam, Erika
Pippin, Cecil Reeder. Robert
Rouse, Brandon Simpson, Laura
.Spivey, Jana Traylor, Andrae Wil-
liamns, Apollonia Williams.
Fourth Grade: Kvle Brown,
Lindsey Carter'. Nicholas Chan'.,
Nicole Hall'. Tonva Hall'. Aman-
da'Kent'. Ryan Martin*, Kimberly'
McMillion', Terrance Addison., '
Candese Bangas. Cregory Bar-
anett, Janiie Cain. Joshua Conley.:',:
Cassidie Daniels, Jonathan
Gates. Brooke Grice. CeCelle
Hanes, Anthony Hysmith. William
Jenkins, BrandoIn Jones,, Daniel
Jordana, Jeffrey McNeil,
Alicia Mooneyham, Derrick
Myers, Timothy Pynes, Crystal
.Rice, Aaron Rish, Justin Taun-
ton, Myron Vann, Christina
Ward, Josie Whitfield, Ansley Wil-
liams, Jennifer Williams, Jeffrey
Yoder.
Fifth Grade: Becky Andrews*,
Jacob Cecil*, Nickolas Hall*, Tere-
sa Jackson*, Kristin Jones*, Col-
by Anderson, Renee Ardire, Jo-


Wewahitchka

Elementary

News...
By Linda Whitfield


stating Something for Everyone.
was in view along with signs
placed between the food saying:
For those who can eat anything
and still stay skinny!, For those
who are fat, but are still trying,
and For those who are fat and
,have given upl. As our banner
stated, we had something for eve-
ryone, from cheese cake to pine
floats (toothpicks in water). Our
staff and faculty look forward to
these monthly stress relievers.,
"Trip to the Post Office"
By Grant Marshall
On Monday, January 31, the
fifth grade classes of WES visited'
the United States Post Office in
Panama City. There were many
interesting things to see and
learn about, but the most inter-
esting was how the magazines
were sorted. They take the maga-
zines from large crates and put
them on'a machine that carries
them and puts them in different
numbered boxes and they are
ready, to be delivered. We also
saw- where the trucks come to
when. they get to the Post Office.
After they get the mail, they put it
in a, machine that reads the mail
and puts a bar code on it. If the
machine cannot read it, they take
the mail to another machine that
sends the letter in front of a per-
son and they have to key in num-
bers '1-9 as the numbers come
upon a screen in front of them.
But the numbers are going one a
second; It is very fast. Then we
went to the training room and
keyed the numbers. None of us
passed the test in the training
room. Mrs. McDaniiel made the
highest grade, which was a 76. It
was very interesting.
Gulf County Choosing a New
Math Series
The teachers in the county
will be voting on a new math se-
ries soon. We have had Scott-,
Foresman for a while. Mr. Kelley
admonished his teachers .to get
together and spend some serious
and concentrated time and effort
in choosing. "Remember," he
said, "the decision that you make
on a math series will be around
forever!"



Tommy

Thomas

Chevrolet
PANAMA CITY
Announces Its
Affiliation With
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In Port St. Joe,
Franklin County Area
Chevrolet-GEO
New and Used Cars and Trucks
Business: 1-800-342-7131
or 904-785-5221
Home: 229-6836


Since January 10, the third
graders have 'been working on
their multiplication facts. The ac-
tual recording of their, scores do
not begin until March 1, but we
practice almost every day. This
year's class has proved to be ex-
ceptional. The first person to
make a 100 was Laura Spivey.
This is a test of 100 facts in 10
minutes. Congratulations to Lau-
ra!-.
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seph Chambliss, Crystal Daniels,
Jeramy Dunaway, David Kemp,
Tera Kent, Justin Marshall, Jere-
my Sams, Bradley Shavers, Melis-
sa Smiley, Jeremy Suber, Christi-
na Williamson, Tiffany Wills.
Sixth Grade: Sarah Bailey*,
Russell .Knee*, Stephen Price*,
Brandy Ake, Melissa Babb, Rich-
ard Barfield, Carl Book, Mark Ca-
rithers, Jessica Cole, Crystal Col-
lins, Andrew Davis, Timothy
Davis, Timothy Harvey, Renece
Jackson, Daniel Miller, Kevin


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Factory
Trained '


Minchew, Jonilyn Whittington,
Michael Yarrell.

VFW Helps Class

with Philly Trip
The members of the John C.
Gainous Post 10069 VFW voted
in their January 11 meeting to
give $450 to support one pupil of
the fifth grade at Highland View
Elementary School to take a class
trip to Philadelphia; PA.


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Hubert Brinson
Hubert "Red" Brinson, 89, of
Port St. Joe, passed away
Wednesday afternoon at his home
following an extended illness. A
native of Hagan, GA, he came to
Port St Joe in 1938 and worked
for the A&N Railroad as a con-
ductor, retiring on December 31,
1972. He was a member of the
First United Methodist Church
and had been an active member
of the United Methodist Men and
the Men's Bible Class.,
Survivors include two daugh-
ters, Sara Browne of Irwinton,
GA, and Sibbie Smith and hus-
.band Dillon of Blakely, GA; three
grandsons, Dillon Smith, III, Ste-
phen Smith, and Danny Smith;
and four brothers, Willard Brin-
son of Sierville, TN, Curtis Brin-
son of West Palm Beach, Robert
F. Brinson of Fort Walton Beach,
and James Brinson of Penrsacola."
The funeral service was held
'"at 11:00 a.m. EST Saturday at
the First United :. Methodist
Church, conducted by the Rev.
Zedoc Baxter ahd the Rev. Oliver
Taylor. Interment followed in the
family plot, Holly Hill Cemetery.
Those that wish may make dona-
tions to the AmericanrCancer So-
ciety or to the First United Metho-
dist Church..

James A. Glenn
James Andrew Glenn, 95, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Wednesday afternoon, January
26, at his home. Mr. Glenn was
born in lola, Florida,' on Novem-
ber 21, 1898, and at the age 'of
five mbved to Wewahitchka,
where he lived the rest of his life.
Mr. Glenn was a veteran of WW I-
and was a member of the Ameri-
can Legion, the Veterans 'of For-
eign Wars, and the Cattlemen's
Association. He was a beekeeper,
a.bee inspector, and a merchant,
retiring in 1973. He was an active


member of the Honeyville Metho-
dist Church. He married the late
Ester Lee Meredith in 1933; they
had been married 59 years when
she died in 1992.
Survivors include his nieces,
Eugenia Woelfltjen of Savannah,
GA, Marjoria White of Valdosta,
GA, Nina Carter of Sylvester, GA,
Onita Joines of Wewahitchka,
Marie Costin of Port St. Joe, Ame-
lia Debble of Las Vegas, NV, and
Bernice Mason and Verna McNeal
of Jacksonville; his nephews,
Robert Glenn of Parkland, Paul
D. Meredith of Lynn Haven, and
Alfred Joines of Port St. Joe.
The funeral service was held
at 2:00 p.m. CST Friday at the
Honeyville Methodist Church,.
conducted by the Rev. Paul Belar-
dino, the Rev. Norman Hodges,
the Rev. Harold Bordages, and
David Taunton. Interment fol-
lowed in the family -plot, Roberts
Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.

L. Frank Graddy
L.. Frank Graddy, Jr., 63, of
Wewahitchka, passed away Fri-
day morning, January 28, at Tal-
lahassee Memorial Regional Medi-
cal Center. He had been a
resident of Wewahitchka since
1958, moving from Eufala, AL.
Mr. Graddy was, a. graduate of
Florida State University, and
married Violet Gaskin Graddy in
1955, opening Gaskin-Graddy In-
surance Agency. Mr. Graddy was
an officer and member of the
Board of Directors of the Wewa-
* 'hitchka State Bank since 1962.
He was a Licensed Realtor with.
(he state of Florida, and owned
Wewa Realty. He was a member
of the Shriners. the Rotary, and
an active member of Tupelo Lodge
.4#267. He was a veteran of the Ko-
rean War. He was.. also. a loyal


- d. A.. ... "n "Constitution. AdiMonument.
PoCatch trt. Joe
STHE UNITEDMETHODIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ......... 9:45 a.m. Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.,
:-Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Choir Practice
--Methodist Youth Wednesday............ 7:30 p.m.
Fellowship........... 5:00-p.m.
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Charlotte Heriderson
PASTOR YOUTH/ CHOIR DIRECTOR



tir Ut n ied M tf o s Church
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 '
SMorning Church....................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School...................... 10:00 a.m.CT
S Nursery Provided .

.Charles M. Parker, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director.
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT



"The Exciting Place to Worship"


First hBaptist C rc
'
102 Third Street
Port St. Joe, Florida'


H. R. Naberhuis
Interim Pastor
eri or'


Bible Study:
10 a.m. Sunday
'7 p.m. Wednes


Buddy Caswell
Minister of Music & Youth


Worship:
11 a.m. Sunday
Nursery


Minister: Tom Skipper. 229-8310 /
Message: That Your .Toy May Be Full
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


Pine Street Overstreet
Sunday School.....................................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship.................................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study........................3:00 p.m.


Pastor W.L. Tremain


12/17-6/93


Phone 648-8144
J


THE EPISCOPALCHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


member of the First United Meth-
odist church of Wewahitchka,
where he served as Lay Speaker
and a member of the Administra-
tive Board. He was preceded in
death by his father, J. Frank
Graddy of Eufala, AL.
Survivors include his wife, Vi-
olet "Sis" Gaskin Graddy of We-
wahitchka; his son and daughter-
in-law, J. Frank and. Sherry
Graddy of Gainesville; his daugh-
ter and son-in-law, Ann and Billy
Baxter of Sneads; his grand-
daughter, Emily Graddy of
Gainesville; his mother, Mabel
Graddy; a brother and sister-in-
, law, David C. and Tweeta Gaskin;
his nephew, Jerald D. Gaskin
and wife Sharon; two nieces, Pain
Sumner and husband William C.,
and Jan Traylor and husband Bil-
ly; three great-nephews, Will and
Ed Sumner and Champ Traylor;
three great-nieces, Crystal and
Jade Gaskin and Jana Traylor; all
of Wrewahitchka, and a host of
other caring family and friends.
Funeral services were held
Sunday at 3:00 p.m. CST at the
First United Methodist 'Church
with the Rev. Bill Parsons, the
Rev. Richard Holmes, ,and the.
Rev. David Causey officiating. In-
terment followed In the 'family
plot, Jehu Cemetery. Asked to
serve as active pallbearers were
Houstoh Whitfield, Robert Miller,
Robert Shipman, Bruce Husband,
Roger Jones, Doug Birmingham,
Terry Linton, and Tony Justice.
Asked to serve as honorary pall-
bearers were George Cox, J.F.
Fenstermaker, Jerry Taunton,
Sandy Lister, George Core, Bo
Jones, George Mahler, Harrell
Hollovway, Cal Turner, the mem-
bers of the Tupelo Masonic Lodge,
and the employees of the Wewa-
hitchka State Bank.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home.

Ada Hammond
Ada Ballard Hammond. 90. of
Port St. Joe, died Tuesday, Janu-
aiy 18, in Gulf Pines, Hospital in
Port St. Joe.
Mrs. Hammond was -born in
Choctaw County, Mississippi,
and resided in Louisville, Missis-
sippi, until six years' ago when.
she moved to Port St. Joe.
Mrs. Hammond was a home-
maker and a member of the First
United Methodist Church of
Louisville, MS. Shei is prede-
ceased by her husband, Roy
Hammond, and one son, Harold
Hammond. Survivors include two
daughters, Frances Chason-and
Flora Melton, both of Port St. Joe;
one brother, Clyde, Ballard : of
Jackson, MS; nine grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs.
Hammond were held Saturday.
January 22. at 10:00 a.m. at the
Westbrook Funeral Home ,Chapel
in Louisville, .MS.
All local arrangements were
by Gilmore Funeral Home.

Roy J. Capps
Roy J. Capps, 83, of Wewa-'
hitchka, passed away Saturday.
He was a' native of Calhoun
County;and had been a long time.
resident of Wewahitchka. He was
retired from the State Road De-
partment.
Survivors include his wife.
Betty Sue Britt Capps of Wewa-
hitchka; one sister, Eliza Whit-
field Williams -of Panama City,
and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services
were held at 10:00 a.m. CST
Monday at Ayers Cemetery in Cal-
houn County. conducted by Gra-
dy Dean. Interment followed.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.

David C. Arnette
David Crockett Amette, Jr.,
63, of 4026 Greenwood Road,
Bessemer AL, died Friday, Janu-.
ary 21. Funeral services were
Monday, January 24, at 10:00
a.m. at Jefferson Memorial Fu-
neral Home (Hoover) with burial
in Jefferson Memorial Gardens
(Hoover).
He retired from the Birming-
ham Board of Education and was
a self-employed cabinet maker for
over 35 years. Mr. Amrnette was a
member of the Hueytown Mason-
ic Lodge, and a member of Ca-
naan Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David
Crockett Arnette, Sr., of Port St.
Joe, and a sister, the late Virgie


Card of Thanks
The family of John B. Hen-
ning wishes to thank .Gulf. Pines
Hospital and staff, Dr. Owen Ok-
sanen and staff,- Bay St. Joseph
Care Center and staff, Marquis
Home Healthcare and staff, our
friends, and our neighbors in Port ,
St. Joe for your kindness, con-
cern, and prayers in our time of
sorrow.
S God bless all of you.
The Family of John B. Henning


Tim Nelson Acknowledges
Community Generosity
In October of 1990, through'
the generosity of this community,
a fund to benefit art education in
our local schools was- created in
memory of my family.
The Nelson-Plews Memorial
Fund for the Arts has been active
in bringing classical piano con-
certs to the elementary schools
and participating in the creation
of the St. Joseph Bay Art Exhibit
on October of 1991-92. Requests
from local schools to provide sup-
plemental funding for art sup-
plies, field trips, and band equip-
ment is where we were also able
to help.
Our organization is ongoing
and wants to continue to promote
the arts in education, and hope-
fully expand its role.
It's clear that without time
and financial contributions from
those within the organization it
would not have lasted.
I would like to thank Trustees
Mary Gibson, Jan McDonald, Ned
Alles, Ralph Roberson, Rex Buz-
zett, and Greg Johnson for all
their help. I would like to espe-
cially thank Greg Johnson, Vera-
lyn Lewter, Charles Costin, and
the Citizen's Federal Savings
Bank of Port St.' Joe for making
the critical contributions of time
and expertise that make the fund
a reality.
Sincerely,
Tim Nelson





ATI HE


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH i
MEXICO BEACH


323 N. 15th Street
648-5776 1
Sun. Bible Study (all ages) ...............9:00 CST
Morning Worship...........................10:00 CST
Evening Worship .............................6:30 CST
Wed. Bible Study (all a9ges)..............6:30 CST
Rev. Tommy Doss, Pastor


Atwell of Port St. Joe.
Survivors include his wife,
Vonice Arnette; three daughters
and sons-in-law, Cherie and Joe
Rose of Alabaster, AL, Pat and
Larry Holmes of Hueytown, AL,
and Susan and Bobby Foster of
Hueytown; four grandsons, Craig
Steen, Bobby Foster, Toby
Holmes, and Josh Holmes; two
granddaughters, Connie and Tif-
fany Rose; and two sisters, Sadie
Chandler of Decherd, TN, and
Marguerite Tootle of Port St. Joe.

Funeral Mass Held
by Altar Society
The ladies of the Altar Society
of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catho-
lic Church offered a funeral mass
for the repose of the soul of Mil-
dred Mira, who passed away on
December 14. The ceremony was
offered by the Rev. Father James
Lambert, and a funeral breakfast
was served. "


Card of Thanks
The family of A.D. Jernigan
would' like to thank Gulf Pines
Ambulance Service, Gulf Pines,
Hospital, and Port St. Joe Police
Department for their help and
kindness shown during our, cri-
ses. Special thanks to Bro. Dave
Fernandez, the Assembly of God
Church, and Comforter Funeral
Home. We also are very.thankful
for family and good friends who
stood by and helped during our
time of need.
May God bless you all,
The Jemigan Family


Christian Fellowship
Independent Baptist Church
500 15th Street North, Mexico Beach, FL
Come, Share, Rejoice
648-8972 Church Bo Boyette, Pastor 647-8936 Res


We Want You To Be.
Part of the 'Friendly Place


BIBLE STUDY ........... .9-45 a'm. EVENING WORSHIP .....7:00 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP....... .11:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY .... .. 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING ... 5.45 p.m
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue


DANIEL W. DUNCAN .
Pastor


.- .-- BUFORD-COX
Minister ol Music


Highland View

United Methodist Church
Corner of 4th St. & Parker Ave.
Highland View
l Lynwood R. Wynne, Pastor

Sunday School..... ...................... ................................. ........ 10 a.m .
M morning W orship .......................................... .............................. 11 a.m .
Evening W orship ..... ...... ...:........ .................... .........................6 p.ni.
TF9/3093-12r3093





S f Port St.Joe
Weekly Meeting Times
Sunday Morning Celebration arid Worship.................. 10:00 a.m.
Thursday Night Bible Study .................. 7:00 p.m.
Intercessory Prayer at The Rock, Mon.-Fri........... 7:00 8:00 a.m.
8:00 9:00,a.m.
Saturday Family Night Intercession..............................7:00 p.m.
The Rock Teens................................................. To Be Announced
Pastors: Jim and Susan List Office Hours: Monday Thursday
103 Garrison Avenue 9:00 12:00 & 2:00 4:00
Office Phone: 227-2033 Friday: 9:00 12:00


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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
SUNDAY WORSHIP..........................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL.............................. 11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children


Nursery Available
Good Friday Service Friday, April 9 3 p.m.
"The Seven Last Words"
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor


WE HAVE EXPANDED

to make room for YOU,
Come see our new spacious worship area thio Sundayl

a sce


A member church o' the
Southern Baptisi (' Convention
and Ihe Northwest (Cast
Haplist Assciatiion


Innovative, Informal, In Touch
First Union Bank'Building
9am Sunday School
10am and 6pm Worship


CHURCH OF CHRIST
SMIEETS.


say
sday


Committee Named for Red

Cross Telethon to Air Mar. 5
Plans for the upcoming cal performing talent."
March 5 Red Cross Telethon are -Telethon Coordinator, Ken
being finalized, with announce- Shafftter, retired business exec.
ment of the executive committee -TV Executive Producer, Jer-
serving on the telecast to be origi- -TV Executive President WJH-
nated by WJHG-TV News Chan- ry Sithwck, President WJHG-
nel 7. Central Panhandle Redroduction Director, Jack
Cross Executive Director Dick Crusan, Operations Dir., WJHG-
Pascoe said initial response to the TV
fund raiser "has been positive -Fundraising, Mike Harding,
and enthusiastic. This first-ever VP, Foxu28
15 hour all-local telethon is a real Fox 28acilities, Bob McSpadden,
challenge to our community. -Facilresident GCCC
However, the caliber of volunteers -Talent Coordinat6r, Rusty
who have accepted committee re- Garer, GCCC
sponsibility attests to the impor- -VIP Coordinator, Chuck
tance of this event. These are all Coker, President, Commercial
working positions, not 'honorary'. Supply.
Although the purpose of the tele- asurer, Rhonda Mayo
cast .is serious, raising funds to -Treasurer, Rhonda Mayo
be used exdlusivelv for disaster Coastal Systems
relief and, other services within Publicity, Peter Michael Bar-
our six county area, we're also ex- dach, Royal Palm Communica-
cited about the showcasing of o10- tions

"THE MIRACLE CENTER"
NEW COVENANT MISSIONARY WORLD OUTREACH CENTER...
/ The Family Church
252 Avenue E, Port St. Joe, Florida Church Phone: 229-8137
Pastor: Rev. Napoleon Pittman
SUNDAY SUNDAY
Worship: 12p.m. Sunday Morning Roundup: 11 a.m.
.WEDNESDAY for Ages 2 -Adult
8:00 p.m. Bible Study & Fellowship
"A CHURCH WITH A VISION"
Sponsor of New Covenant Christian Academy K-5 thru 6th Grade
Does not discriminate based upon race, creed, color, or origin.


Card of Thanks
We would like to thank oyr
friends who were so thoughtful to
us during the time of our father's
illness and death. Your calls,
prayers, cards, and gifts of food '
and flowers were appreciated so
very much. '
A special thanks to Spectrum
Home Healthcare, Inc., for the
professional nursing care that
you gave that allowed' our father
to be cared for at home during
his final days. Your love and com-
passion will always be remem-
' bered.
The Hubert Brinson Family
Sara Browne
Sibbie Smith


I EVERYONE WELCOME I


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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. FEB. 3. 1994 PAGE 3B


Gulf County Commission Minutes


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 28, 1993
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners met this date In special session with the
following members present: Chairman Warren J.
Yeager, Jr., and Commissioners Nathan Peters,
Jr., Billy E. Traylor. Michael L. Hammond and Jes-
sie V. Armstrong.
Others presents were: Deputy Clerk Debbe
Wibberg an Assistant Building Inspector Richard
Combs.
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.,
E.S.T.
Commissioner Michael L. Hammond opened.
the meeting with prayer and Chairman Warren J.
Yeager, Jr. led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
SOLID WASTE DIRECTOR
The Board interviewed the top three applicants
for the Solid Waster Director position;
1. Joe Danford, 2. Catherine Carroll, 3. Glenn
-Semmes
After interviewing each applicant, the Board
stated that they would make their decision during
the regular session meeting. Tuesday, December
28, 1993 at 6:00 p.m., E.S.T.
There being no further business and upon mo-
tion by Commissioner Hammond, second by Com-
missioner Traylor, and unanimous vote, the meet-
ing did then adjourn at 5:42 p.m., E.S.T.
WARREN J. YEAGER, JR.
CHAIRMAN
/IS/ BENNY C. LISTER
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
DECEMBER 28, 1903
REGULAR MEETING'
The Gulf County Board- of County Commis-
sioners met this date In regular session with the
following members present: Chairman Warren J.
Yeager, JR., and Commissioners Nathan Peters,
Jr., Billy E. Traylor, Michael L. Hammond and Jes-
sie V. Armstrong. .
Others presents were: County Attorney J. Pat-
rick Floyd. Clerk Benny C. Lister, Chief Deputy,
Clerk Doug Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Debbe Wib-
berg, Assistant Building Inspector Richard Combs
and Chief Deputy Ray Ritcher.
The meeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m.,
E.S.T.
Commissioner Michael L. Hammond opened
the meeting with prayer and Chairman Warren J.
Yeager, Jr. led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
APPROVE MINUTES
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second
by Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the minutes for the following
minutes: December 10, 1993-Special Meeting, De-
cember 14, i993-Special Meeting. December 14,
1993-Regular Meeting
.RECEIVE BIDS (#9394-05 25' X 40' ADDI-
TION- WHITE CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids for a 25' X 40' addition to the White City Fire
Department, the Board received the following bid:
Southeastern Mechaniical-$16.900.00
The Board tabled this bid for further review
and recommendation. .
PUBLIC HEARING- ORDINANCE 93-11- ES-
TABLISHING FEES FOR CONSTRUCTION -PER-
MITS
I Pursuant to-advertisement to hold a public
hearing to consider the adoption of an ordinance
establishing fees for construction permits; inspec-
tio, liees lor checking pl3in- air coihdiu.Liiig, hea.-
ing, elecuric.l pluImbing cuid a svy-terns. the
B:-3r.. rece.eJ 'i.e following gcomenLnt. Mr. Rick'
3od ol" Keiidtck Al''C.oliditinin.g and Heauing
c.:.mpa., req.,ne-red thl the Board not amend Sec.-
t .l-1 12 :4cOrdua. 1ce I I1 After d .iCu.ssji:. CornM ,
mri- s.ic.ier Peiers mou.ied to amend Sec'ilr.n 12 of
Orlii,,.ce 93-1 I i t. hlo' ss: The a iiitarllatriiOn/ -,
reflauernm-it perrni- shall be $25 i0 N.ote This I
for new installation and replacement of gas furnac-
es and gas powered space heaters. Commissioner
Armstrong seconded the motion and -the motion
passed 4 1. (Commissioner Traylor opposed).
Commissioner Hammond motioned to adopt
Ordinance 93-11 as amended. Commissioner Arm-
strong seconded the motion and the motion
passed 4 1 (Commissioner'Peters opposed).
Copy of Ordinance 93-11 is on file at the
Clerk's office.
PUBLIC HEARING- ORDINANCE 93-12- REG-'
ULATING CONTRACTOR IN GULF COUNTY
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public
hearing to adopt an ordinance establishing a li-
censing program to regulate contractors in Gulf
County, the Board received no comments from the
public. Upon recommendation 'by County Attorney
Floyd that Sections 2 and 5 of Ordinance 93-12 be
revised, Commissioner Peters motioned to re-.
advertise the notice of Intent to adopt Ordinance
93-12. Commissioner Hammpnd seconded the mo-
tion and the motion passed unanimously.
INVOICE-.WATKINS ENGINEERS AND CON-
STRUCtOgSklINC. (WHltE CITY WATER SYS-
TEM) ,
Upon n.:.u:h -ii C.:,,mmrni-ii.er Ham-
rn-:il ':'c.:-,[,J I.., C..,rril -l:, -il', Tr.i -,r .1' unan-
in,n, i1re .the b:-,ri appr'.,edJ p.menpit of Pay
Estimate #1 in the amount of $140,557.45 from -
Watkins Engineers and Constructors, Inc. for the
White City Water System.
Upon 'motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and unaiimonus
vote, the board approved payment of an invoice in
the amount of $96,854.30 from Watkins Engineers
and Constructors, Inc., for the White City Water
System.
INVOICE- PREBLE-RISH (WHITE CITY WA-
TER SYSTEM)
Upon motion by Commissioner' Hammond,
second by Commissioner Traylor; and unanimous
vote, the Board approved payment of an oInvoice in
the amount of $2,834.70 from Preble-Rish, Inc. for
Inspection services of the White City Water Sys-
tem.
INVOICE- PREBLE-RISH (OVERSTREET
BOAT RAMP)
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second
by Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous vote,
the board approved an invoice from Preble-Rish,
Inc.: In the-amotint of $2,650.00 for engineering
services on the Overstreet Boat Ramp, with pay-
ment to be made. from Professional Engineering
Services.
WHITE CITY WATER SYSTEM
Chairman Yeager requested that Commission- ,
er Hammond present the Board with recommenda-
tions regarding deposits re-connect fees, etc.. for
the White City Water System prior to the water
service being turned on, in order that the Board
cangive the public proper notice.
INVOICE- BAY MEDICAL CENTER (HCRA)
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second
By Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote, the :
liard oF-pr,'rd payment of (3). Invoices to .Bay
Medi,:l Center (HRCA) for the following persons:
Mercedes Butlfer-$2,781.61, Lottie Leonard-
$4,409,68, Dorothy Grubbs-$1lP623.78
ORDINANCE NO. 93-15- "EMERGENCY"-
LAND'S LANDING -
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second
by Commissioner Armstrong.eand unanimous vote,
the Board adopted Ordinance 93-15 on an "emer-.; ,
agency basis" for axle weight limits in the Land's
Landing area.
Copy of Qrdinance 93-15 is on file Clerk's of-
fice.
APPLICATION- SMOKE DETECTORS
Commissioner Hammond motioned to approve
the.application form, submitted by County Attor-
ney-Floyd, (Commissioner Peters left the meeting
at 6:33 p.m., E.S.T.) for free. smoke detectors to,.
any, County resident. Commissioner Armstrong
seconded the motion ad the m Rotion passed 4 0.
Commissioner Hammond notd ne that applications
may be picked up arnd returned to thn following lo-
cations: Emergency Managemen.t Office (Gulf
County Courthouse). City Hall-Port St. Joe and
City.Hall-Wewahitchka.
BEACHES FIRE TRUCK- LEASE/PURCHASE
DOCUMENTATION "- -
Upon request by Courmity Attorey'Floyd, Conm-
missioner Hmmoned motioned to approve all-docu-
merts, as they were completed, for the lease/
purchase nia -flre truck for the Beach0s Fire De-
partent Comissioner Traylor sounded the mo-
tion and the motion passed 4 0.
(Commissionerte Peters returned at 6:39 pm..
E.S.T.) -
BUILDING DEPARTMENT- LAWSUIT-WHITE
VS. BUTLER
County Attorney Floyd discussed a letter he
had written to City Attorney Billy J. Rish regardllng.
the city's obligation to handle the defense for Mr.
Butler in Case No. 93-3630CA. David White vs.
Don Butler, as Bulldling'Inspector for Guilf County
Building Department.
REQUEST-- RESOLUTION- ESTABLISHING
TAUNTON FAMILY ROAD AS A COUNTY ROAD
Cotuty Attorney Floyd presented a resolution
for the Board's review requesting that the' board
establish the Tauriton Family as a County Road.
The Board took no action.
PROPOSAL- COUNTY ROAD #5 BRIDGE 'AND
SAUL'S CREEK BRIDGE
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor. second
by Commissioner Hamntond, ard unanimous vote,
the Board approved am Invoice from Southeastern
Mechanical In the amount of $16,300.00 for pile
driving for County Road #5 Bridge and the Sauls
Ci-eeks Bridge. "'= "'-
After discussion. Commissioner tFraylor '-mo- -
tioied.to repeal the motion for payment of ain In-
voice to Southeastern Mechanical in the amount of


$16,300.00. Commissioner Hammond seconded
the motion and the motion passed unanimously.
Upon discussion by County Engineer Rish,
Commissioner >Hammond motioned to, approve a
proposal, "on an emergency basis", from South-
eastern Mechanical in the amount of $16,300.00
for pile driving for county Road #5 Bridge and the
Sauls Creek Bridge. Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion and the motion passed unanimocus-
ly.
INVOICE-.; SOUTHEASTERN MECHANICAL
(HOWARD CREEK FIRE DEPARTMENT)
Upon motion by Commissioner Armstrong.
second by Commissioner Hammond. and unani-


mous vote, the Board approved an invoice from
Southeastern Mechanical in the amount of
$3.129.70 for the completion of the Howard Creek
Fire Department Building.
SHIP PROGRAM
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved downpayment assistance from
the SHIP Program for Christine P. Taylor, with the
total amount not to exceed $4,194.71.
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second
by Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved downpayment assistance from
the SHIP Program for John D. Ayers, with the total
amount not to exceed $8,760.00.
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved a statement from Julian Webb
and Associates in the amount of $3,200.00 for ad-
ministrative services on the SHIP Program.
The meeting recessed at 7:49 p.m., E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened at 8:09 p.m., E.S.T.
SOLID WASTE DIRECTOR
Upon the determination of the ranking of the
top three applications, Commissioner Peters mo-
tioned to hire Joe Danford as the Solid Waster Di-
rector effective January 3, 1994. Commissioner
Armstrong seconded the motion. The motion
passed with Chairman Yeager and Comms. Peters
and Armstrong voting yes and Comms. Traylor
and Hammond voting no.
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved an annual salary of
$21,000.00 for the Solid Waster Director, effective
January 3, 1994.
LETTER- JUDGE TAUNTON
Commissioner Peters expressed his opinion of
a letter that was. written to Judge Taunton by
Commissioner Traylor. He stated that "I personally
felt that the letter was out of order and should
have never been written to the Judge like this and
if Mr. Traylor had a problem and what he should
have done was go' to the Judge and talk with him
personally and privately. I particularly do not like
being referred to, I'm a registered Democrat, and
he labeled me as a liberal. I think I'm very conser-
vative, first of all, and I think at one time there
was some problems between Billy and Michael and
I .think the Board at one time got together and said
that these kind of things, we would keep to a mini-
mum. I think Mr. Traylor is stirring in the mud
and adding a little salt to it and I don't think its
good." Commissioner Traylor stated that he had
stated in the letter that the letter was his personal
opinion and not that of the Board in its entirety.
AWARD BID, (#9394-05)- ADDITION TO
WCFD BUILDING/BUDGET AMENDMENT
Commissioner Hammond motioned to award
bid #9394-05 to Southeastern Mechanical for an
addition to the White City Fire Department build-
ing in the amount of $16,900.00 and to amend the
General Fund Budget by reducing Reserve for Con-
tingencies $15,000.00 and increasing the White
City'Flie Department's building fund $15,000.00
with the additional funds to be paid for by the Fire
Department's private account or their budget,
whichever account has the available funds. Com-
missioner Peter- 'eccnrtld the motion and the mao-
tion pa.i-e.l ,.h.ji.i.:...sl, The Board stated that
any change orders may be made by the White City
Fire Department with payment to be the responsl-
bilirt>) o r Iute i-rot Ce-riy Fire D. ; .I ia u n t
HIGHLAND VIEW FIRE DEPARTMENT. AD-
DITIONAL EQUIPMENT/BUDGET AhMENDMENT
r:.mmIIj si.5ner Hw r.imr I.l, mr u:.i-d 1 t-, pr.: [ ;le
dditi-..nad erqipmerr t r l':.r 'the irihl .i, \i' Fire
Departmeienit b arr,.er-11i.-g -le bu-.let LN, redicwiig
R-sere f'r C.r .iiurngei,:cie ii the M JR e Fie C-'.ii-
trol Disu-i ,.1-2 00t 00 C:Trr mi=:ion eters :ea-
O 1d th-e .-r, hli diJd U.le tiCoAnlu | i,5 ?-l lt... il1l-
moii ;ly
APPOINTMENT- TRANSPORTATION FOR
THE DISADVANTAGED BOARD
Upon motion' by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner 'Peters; and unanimous
vote, the Board appointed Veteran Services Office
Bo Williams to serve on the Transportation for the
Disadvantaged Board.
VETERAN SERVICE OFFICE
CommissI:i,.e, i Hi Ti,)iu .I re '.,.w i.lted d ,iui Vete-
ran Services OITi.:er B.,* Allii ,eI. ,i.ied tally
of stamp usage ii. his .:lTfi e Th.e i i li lI~.J i' ob-
jections.
SOUTHERN EARTH SCIENCES
Commissioner Hammond motioned to pay an
invoice from Southern Earth Science in the
amount of $2,750.00 for soil contamination survey,
at the Gulf County Road Department Commis-
sioner Traylor seconded the motion. Upon discus-
sion by Clerk Lister that the invoice had been ap-
prr ed. Ii ,a s *:r mreemiii,. Cui.ihIl:i.-:ner Traylor
S ilth-lreI hi-e i c i.-.i -, .1 i L>:. iii-I \ -lIei. Hammond
withr-drew his mAi',1i
GULF PINES HOSPITAL- ADDITIONAL COM-
PENSATION FOR ALSB SERVICES .
Upon motion by Commiss :.,1 Fciei,- ..,l
hb C,.:rmn i'[nei An-n.siO ong, ...d iIo. .i'.:,- t'-a ,
-h ".he B,:,-.,J il r ..,,el i begin t.he c.lhlr ...J ,:.....
10..,:.. C1.I Piv., Hospital for providing Ad-
vanced LDie Suei.i.,:,rt s',Mce3 In South Gulf
Coun,r,. eiTec.',e December I 1I s93
VETERAN SERVICES OFFICER- CONFER-
ENCE IN LAKE CITY
Chairman Yeager passed the chair to, Vice-
Chairman Hammond and motioned to allow Vete-
ran Services Office Bo Williams to attend the quar-
terly meeting of the Florida and Georgia County
,Service Officers in Lake City on January 1A, 1994.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion and the
motion passed unanimously. Acting Chairman
Hammond returned the chair to Chairman Yeager.
VETERAN SERVICES DOFFICER-, SALARY
ADJUSTMENT
Chairman Yeager passed the chair to Vice-
Chairman Hammond and motioned to adjust the
Veteran Services- Officer's annual salary from
$12,000.000 to $12,500.00, effective December
14, 1993. Commissioner Peters seconded the mo-
tion and the motion passed unanimously. Acting
Chairman Hammond returned the chair to Chair-
main Yeager.
COMP REENSIVE PLAN REVIEW COMMIT-
TEE
The Board stated this matter would be dis-
cussed'ata later date.
WORKSHOP-RENEWAL OF CONTRACT BE-
TWEEN GULF COUNTY AND ARGUS SERVICES
Chairman sserger requested thr t oa o-khaop
be held Thursday, January 6, 1994 at 5:00 p.m.,
E.S.T. with Argus Servis services to disc-j c:-eCiraCt
renewal between Gulf County and Argus Setrnlces
for there .. e p.. $'er
DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS- SHEP
MEREDITH
.Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second
o by Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous vote,
the B,,ri a;,_i'ecd i :i, in i te ,Il.lplln-..r pr:-cee>l-
i.1g u*:ji,_[ ; C.:-..1'r EmF-.l.:.-:e She, Meie i-l th Kr
SJ-ie c reir fl:i, l -ir ,..e i ieit the State Attor-
ie) d.ficee The n 5*,-.arJ reque ted thatt he Chair-
rri C,:i',,rN Ai.:rier\ rd Poblic Works Superin-
i.id-,,t b.' .es-i5r -r Bt-b.b Kjiee attend these
',': :.?eiTiP: .OlR.-,, 't, ih Mr MeredirJ-I.
SPECIAL MEETING
Chairman YeagerC requested that a special
meeting be held Thursday, January 6, 1994 at
4:45 p.m., E.S.T. to make a determination of the
disciplinaryry proceedings for County employee Shep
Meredith. .'
AMEND BOARD POLICY
Commissioner Hammond motioned to amend
the Board Personnel Policy as follows: "Any County
Sritplo., e..- ,h, has been officially charged by the
Strie AitnieN s office with a felony, then his/her
employment shall be Immediately reviewed by the
Department Head. Chairman and County Attorney
at a disciplinary proceeding after which the Board
will determine whether or not the employee will be
suspended without pay pending the outcome of
the proceedings." Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion and the motion passed unanimously.
There being no further business and upon mo-
Stion by Commissioner Hammond, second by Com-
missioner Traylor and unanimous vote, the meet-
ing did then adjourn at 7:45 p.m., E.S.T.
WARREN J. YEAGER.
CHAIRMAN
/S/ BENNY C. LISTER

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 5, 1994
SPECIAL MEETING
The. Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners met this date in special session with the
following members jiresent: Chairman Warren J,
Yeager, Jr., and Comms. Michael L. Hammond
.and Nathan Peters, Jr., Comms. Billy E. Traylor
and Jessie V. Armstrong were absent.
Others present were: County Attorney J. Pat-
- rick Eloyd. .Benny C. Lister, Deputy Clerk Debbe
Wibberg. Administrator R. Larry Wells.
The meeting was called to order at 12:04 p.m.,
'E.S.T.
Administrator Wells opened the meeting with
prayer.
ORDINANCE NO. 94-01- WHITE CITY WA-
TER SYSTEM-'EMERGENCY"
Commissioner Hammond motioned In order
provide safe public water into the community of
White City, It is necessary to immediately adopt
Ordinance 94-01 on an "emergency" basis. Com-, *
missloner Peters seconded the motion arid the mo-*
ton passed unanilmously.
Copy of Ordinance No. 94-01 is on file In the
Clerk's office.


There being no further business, and upon
motion by Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Peters and unanimous vote, the
meeting did then adjourn at 12:f9 p.m.. E.S.T.
WARREN J. YEAGER. JR.
CHAIRMAN
/S/ BENNY C. LISTER
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 10, 1994
WORKSHOP
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners met this date in workshop with the follow-
ing members present: Chairman Warren J. Yeager.
Jr., and Commissioners Nathan Peters. Jr.. Billy
E. Traylor. Michael L. Hammond and Jessie V.


__


Armstrong.
Others presents were: Deputy Clerk Debbe
Wibberg. Administrator R. Larry Wells and Public
Works Superintendent Bob Lester.
The workshop was called to order at 7:02
p.m.. E.ST.
Administrator R. Larry Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer and Chairman Warren J. Yeager,
Jr. led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
ROAD DEPARTMENT AND MOSQUITO CON-
TROL DEPARTMENT
Public Works Superintendent Lester stated
that the supervisors of the Mosquito Control De-
partment and Road Department should meet to
gether with the Board of County Comms. to allevi-
ate any communication problems between the two.
departments. Maintenance Supervisor Loule Flow-
ers addressed the Board on establishing a mainte-
nance program for the vehicles and equipment at
the Mosquito Control Department The Board
agreed that a maintenance program would be ben-
eficial at the Mosquito Control Department. After,
discussion by Public Works Superintendent Lest-
er, Chairman Yeager reiterated that Mr. Lester was
the Superintendent over both departments and'
that the employees of these departments were un-
der his authority.
There being no further business and upon mo-
tion by Commissioner Hammond, second by Corn-
missioner Traylor, and unanimous vote, the work-
shop did then adjourn at 7:18 p.m., E.S.T.
WARREN J. YEAGER, JR.
,CHAIRMAN
./S/ BENNY C. LISTER

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 11, 1994
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners met this date In regular session with the
following members present: Chairman Warren J.
Yeager, Jr., and Commissioners Nathan Peters,
Jr., Billy E. Traylor, Jessie V. Armstrong, and Mi-
chael Hammond.
Others presents were: County Attorney J. Pat-
rick, Floyd, Clerk Benny C. Lister, Chief Deputy
Clerk Doug Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Debbe Wib-
berg, Administrator R. Larry Wells, Building. In-
spector Don Butler, Assistant Building Inspector
Richard Combs, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
Public Works Superintendent Bob Lester, and
Chief Deputy Ray Ritcher.


The meeting was called to order at 6:05 p.m.,
E.S.T.
Administrator R. Larry Wells opened the meet-
ing.-with prayer and Chairman Warren J. Yeager,
Jr.. led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
APPROVE MINUTES
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond.
second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the minutes for the fol-
lowing meetings:
December 28, 1993-Special Meeting; Decem-
ber 28, 1993-Regular Meeting
INVOICE- APALACHEE REGIONAL, PLAN-
NING COUNCIL
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved an invoice in the amount of
$1,250.00 for. payment on the County Member
Dues to the Apalachee Regional. Planning Council.
tINVOICE- LIFE MANAGEMENT CENTER
(BAKER ACT)
S' Commissioner Hammond inotioned to table an
invoice from Life Management' Center (Baker Act)
in ,the amount of $121.28. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion. After discussion, the mo-
tioned passed 3 2, with Commissioners -Peters,
Ha/nmond, and Armstrong voting yes and Chair-
man Yeager and Commissioner Traylor voting no.
S INVOICE- ABBOTT APPRAISAL (SIMMONS
BAYOU PROPERTY- BOAT RAMP)
: Commissioner Hammorid motioned to pay an,
invoice from Abbott Appraisal in the amount of
$800.00 for an appraisal of the property in Sim-.
moris Bayou for a proposed boat ramp with pay-
ment to be made -from Professional Engineering
Services. Commissioner Traylor seconded the mo-
tioh and the motion passed'4 1 (Commissioner
Peters opposed). The Board agreed to proceed with
the purchase of the property. ,
INVOICE- LANDMARK SURVEYING SERVIC-
EI; INC. (ROAD PAVING PROGRAM)
Commissioner Hammond motioned to pay the
following invoices from Landmark Surveying Ser-
vices Inc., for surveying services for the road pav-
ing program with payment to be made from the
Secondary Road and Bridge Fund. Commissioner
Armstrong seconded the motion and the motion
passed unanimously. "
District #1-$555.00; District #3-$340.00; Dis-
trict 1-$1,.740.00; District #2-$1420.00
INVOICE- LANDMARK SURVEYING SERVIC-
ES. INC. (OVERSTREET BOAT RAMP)
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the 'Board approved an invoice from Landmark
Surveying Service, Inc., for surveying services on
the' Overstreet Boat Ramp, with payment to be
made from Professional Engineering Services.


INVOICE- SOUTHERN EARTH SCIENCES
Clerk Lister discussed an invoice from South-
ern Earth Sciences, Inc. in the amount. of
$2,750.00, that had been previously approved by
the Board, and stated ,that Public Works Superin-
tendent Lester requested that it not be paid from
the Road Department budget After discussion; the
Board stated that the invoice should be paid from
Professional Engineering Services.
INVOICE- LEON COUNTY FACILITIES MAN-
AGEMENT DIVISION
Upon discussion by Administrator Wells, Com-
missioner Traylor motioned to table an invoice
from the LeonCounty.Facilities Management Divi-
sion In the amount of $317.00 for the use of office
space in the Leon County Courthouse for appellate
cases sent to the Public Defender's Office during
FY 1992-93. Commissioner Hammond seconded
the motion and the motion passed unanimously.:
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE- FUEL TAX
AUDIT
Clerk Lister discussed a recent audit by the
Department of Revenue regarding the local option
gas tax and .the SCETS tax on special fuels. He
noted that the penalties would be waived, if the
Board paid the tax and interest. After discussion,
Commissioner Peters motioned to pay the local op-
tion gas tax on special fuels in the amount of
$9,347.01, with payment to be made from the.
county Road and Bridge fund. Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion and the motion passed
unanimously.
Commissioner Peters motioned to pay the
SCETS tax on specials fuels in the amount of
$1,576.46, with payment to be made from the
County Road and Bridge fund. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion and the motion
passed 4 1 (Commissioner -Hammond opposed).
Commissioner Hammond motioned to oppose
payments of the penalties and interest to the De-
partment of Revenue and for Administrator Wells
to pursue the Board's objections to the Depart-
ment of Revenue within 30 days. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion and the motion
passed unanimously.
INVOICE- LABOR ATTORNEY WILLIAM
POWERS
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved an invoice from labor at-
torney William Powers in the amount of $277.77.
SMOKE DETECTORS
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to purchase 500 smoke de-
tectors at a unit cost of $4.10 from Cathey's Ace
Hardware, with payment to be made from Other-
Current Charges and Obligations. It was noted-
that eight sources had been contacted for the pur-


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chase of the smoke detectors and that Cathey's
IA.:. ii..t.,-ir- h d the lowest-price. -
RESOLUTION. GULF COUNTY SENIOR CITI-
ZENS ASSOCIATION- CDBG GRANT
Jerry Stokoe of the Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens: Association, presented 'a resolution for the
Board's approval, that would assist the Gulf
County Senior Citizens Association in obtaining a
CDBG grant 'n the amount of $5,180.00. He stat-
ed that the grant would assist in the transporta-
tion expenses. The -Board requested that County
Attorney Floyd review the Resolution and that they
would discuss it later in the meeting.
GULF PINES- RIGHT-OF-WAY AGREEMENT
County Attorney Floyd presented the Gulf
Pines Right-of-Way agreement for the Chairman's
signature.
WRIT OF MANDAMUS- WHITE VS. BUTLER
County Attorney Floyd stated that a motion for
dismissal had been filed by the City of Port St Joe
on behalf of Building Inspector Butler.
IHONEYWELL- CONTRACT
Upon discussion by County Attorney Floyd,
Commissioner Peters motioned to sign the, con-
tract between' Gulf County and Honeywell for up-
dating the heating and cooling systems in all Gulf
County offices contingent upon the County Attor-
ney's approval of the contract language. Commis-
stoner Traylor seconded the motion. The motion
passed with Chairman Yeager and Commissioners
Traylor and- Peters voting'yes and Commissioners
Armstrong and Hammond voting no. The Board re-
quested that Administrator Wells contact a list of
business used as references by Honeywell.
ROAD DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE- LETTER
OF RECOMMENDATION- SHEP MEREDITH
Public Works Superintendent Lester submitted
a letter of recommendation on behalf of Road De-
partment Employee Shep Meredith. He recom-
mended that Mr. Meredith be placed on probation
but allowed to continue working until all charges
have been decided by a judge or Jury at which time
the outcome of the case will be reviewed by the
Board. He also requested that Mr. Meredith imme-
diately undergo a drug test. Commissioner Peters
motioned to accept Public Works. Superintendent
Lester's recommendation. Commissioner Armn
strong seconded the motion and the motion
passed unanimously. The Board requested that
Administrator Wells arrange for the drug test. d -
HOLIDAY'- OBSERVANCE, OF MARTIN LU-
THER KING'S BIRTHDAY
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond;
second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved closing all Gulf County
offices -In observance of Dr. Martin Luther Kings

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PAGH_ 4R TH TR OTS. O.F HRDA.FB ,19


Main Occupation In Early G4f O. Was 'Moonsinng"

First Court Case In New County Had to do with Actions Involving Illgal Whiskey, Made Up Preponderance of Court Activity-


Wh-t was the main occupa-
tion of ple In Gulf County dur-
ing the unty's early days? One
mig' L.L pretty hard-pressed to
determine what it was, because
in the early days there was noth-
irig of any value here except pine
trees. A little lumbering and some
naval stores facilities were in op-
eration, but they didn't really of-
fer their employees steady work
or a very high life-style.
Hunting and fishing were two
activities, but not many people
went places for recreation in
those days, nor were there any
good roads in and out of the
c6unty,to get to the game.
According to retired Clerk of
the Court George Y. Core, speak-
ing to the Rotary Club last Thurs-
day, one. of the most lucrative ac-
tivities in Gulf County .during the
.20's and 30's, was "moonshin-
ing"-making illegal whiskey.
As a matter of fact, the first
case on the Gulf County court
docket, after it officially became a
county, in 1925, was a case in-


volving moonshine whiskey. A fel-
low was charged with using it ille-
gally._
Later on, when the feds hit
on the idea of tracking sugar
sales to locate m( onshining activ-
ity, it was found that Gulf County
was purchasing more sugar than
any other county in the Panhan-
dle
"Moonshining" was a very
real occupation here in the
county as recently as the early
70's, too. A random page taken
out of the court record books of
1969-70, which documented cas-
es from October 22, 1969 to April
11, 1970, containing a total of 47
cases; 24 were on the docket
charged with "moonshine" viola-
tions.
OFFICIALS WERE ON
THE FEE SYSTEM
During the early years, elect-
ed officials were paid on the fee
system. Every task they per-
formed earned the official a little
bit of money. Peace officers didn't


arrest the moonshine operators
or people who sold illegal whils-
key, they arrested the drunks. Ar;
resting the producers or the mar-
keters tended to reduce their
officials' salaries.
But, charges weren't as serl,
ous then as now. Looking at the
docket for the year 1927. the
records showed alcohol related
crimes by far the most predoni-,
nant charge placed against a mis-
creant. Of 368 cases for the year,
116 were for being drunk, 64
were for possession, 11 cases of
driving while intoxicated, and
nine other various alcohol related
charges.
In other crimes, the most nu-
merous charge was that of carry-
ing a concealed weapon. 'That'
charge was pretty hard to get a
guilty verdict on because almost


every man carried a pistol in Gulf,
:County back then," Core said., '
Other charges included giving
worthless checks, 21 cases; reck-
4ess driving, 12 ,cases'; larceny, 22
cases; dnving without a tag. I 1.
Serious charges such as murder,
rape, assault, child molestation,
etc.;, were almost non-existent.
The records showed one case of
carnal knowledge of a woman un-
der 18 years of age,; two cases of
fornication and three cases of
wife desertion.
Serious cases 1in years past
were profanity,, fighting and disor-.
derly, trespassing, defraud, for-
gery, killing wild game out of sea-
son, vagrancy, jumping bail bohd,
gambling, obstructing- a public
highway, etc. a n
Core also told an Interesting
story about "Polling Hogs," which


Captured te. interest o01 me wo-
,tarians, .
Guests of the club were, Bob


oldauc of Micnigan; Bill Crabbe
of Missouri and Steve Stitherland
of Panama city.


County Minute (Continued from Pag3)


S. Joe Elmn arySchol


[Bulldog News


r Students of the Week
Congratulations to our Stu-
dents of the Week!
Ali Krels, Lauren Wells, Tere-
sa Jenkins, Charlie Sewell, Jolie-
Hogan, Amy Canington, Susan
Medina, Wayne Lee,. and Jeremi-
ah.Wyatt.
Pepsi School Caps
-Beginning Feb. 1, if you pur-
chase any 2 liter, 3 liter, or 20 oz.
bottles of Pepsi products ( Pepsi,
Diet Pepsi, Mtn. Dew, Crystal,
Muig) please save the special blue
caps. Our school will receive 5t
for each BLUE Pepsi School Cap
redeemed. -Even if you don't have
.children attending PSJES, but
you drink Pepsi products, here's
your chance to help. Please bring
caps to the school front office.
7 'Science Fair ,
Everyone is invited to attend
our Science Fair on Thursday,
Feb. 3, in the PSJES gym from 6-
7:30 p.m.
P.T.A. News
Mark your calendars! The
Februa A.:A- meeting has been
scheduled 'or To ursdayS, Febru-
ary 17.'This meeting will be high-
lighted by the annual Talent
Show. Tryouts are scheduled for
Thursday, February 10. begin-
ning at 8:30 a.m. Practice will be
on Tuesday-Wednesday, February
15-16. Permission slips have
been sent home and should be re-
turned to school no later than.
Mtnday, February 7. Please read
the permission slip carefully, we
need some more parents to volun-
teer to help with the Talent show.
If you can volunteer some time,
please call either Jim Doster
(229-8948), Kim Smith (227-
17,18), or Janet Hogan (229-
630o).
Chapter I News
On Saturday, February' 19,
Chapter I will host a Make-n-
Take Workshop. Parents and stu-
dentsain grades 1 and 2 are invit-
ed; to come make learning games
for use at home. The workshop
will be held at 10 a.m. at1 High-
land View Elementary School.
More information will be sent
home soon. All workshops are
free! Volunteers will be needed on
Wednesday, Thursday, and Fri-
day before the workshop. Any
patents interested in volunteering
should call Kathy Arnold at 227-


7155.
Free Cheeseburger
If your child's report card is
something to smile about, it
could be worth a free cheesebur-
ger at McDonald's'. If the grades
are A's, B's, or C's, bring the card
and the child to your nearby par-
ticipating McDonald's. There'll be
a free cheeseburger waiting-a re-
ward from McDonald's for a job
well done! Offer good through
Feb. 19.
Parents Make the Difference
Most experts agree that the
earlier children start assuming
some individual and family re-
sponsibilities, the easier it will be
for them to "take charge" of their
lives as they grow up. The most
important thing to remember as
you give your child duties and
schedules is to shift the focus
away from the work and towards
working together. Do this by
showing and stressing daily con--
cem for aU family members and
their activities.


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News
Highland View
Elementary School

By Barbara Eells
Blue Pepsi School Caps
Beginning Feb. 1 and ending
April 10, Highland View Elemen-
tary will be collecting Pepsi
School Caps to be redeemed for
5t each. The school will receive
the money, which can be used for
any needs. The grade that collects
the most will be treated to a! pop-
corn and Pepsi party.
Food World Receipts
Thank you! We have collected
$38,000 as of January 28. We
really appreciate all your efforts
to help us be able to purchase
computer discs and equipment.
Kindergarten
Va-rooml As one walks into
Miss April's kindergarten room.
one will see a huge rocket ship.
The rocket ship is a place where
one can get off to him/herself and
read, just be quiet, or play "rock-
ets going to the moon"!


birthday. ", County institute a random drug testing policy arid
INVOICE- SOUTHEASTERN MECHANICAL the policy to be a part of the Union contract Chief ,
(DALKEITH FIRE DEPARTMENT) Deputy Clerk Birmingham stated that .the Board
Upon recommendation by Building Inspector; had adopted policies regarding drug testing. After
Butler, Commissioner Armstrong motioned to pay discussion, the Board requested that Administra-
an invoice from Southeastern Mechanical in the ) tor Wells reviewed har the Board policy is with re-
amount of $4,000.00 for the foundation of the Dal- gard to drug testrng.
kelth Fire Department Building with payment to
made from the Tupelo Fire Control District Corn- INVOICE- LANDMARK SURVEYING SERVIC-
missloner Hammond seconded the motion and the ES, INC.. "!
motion passed unanimously. Clerk Lister noted that the Board agreed to
INVOICE- PREBLE-RISH (ROAD PAVING pay an invoice from Landmark Surveying Services,
PROGRAM) Inc., in the amount of $550.00 for surveying ser-
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond, vices from the SecondaryRoad and Bridge Fund,
second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous but that the surveying was for 'the Dalketlh Fire
vote, the Board approved payment of an invoice in Department. Commissioner Peters motioned to pay
the amount of $4,000.00 from the Preble-Rish, the invoice in the amount of $550.00 from Land-
Inc., for engineering services on the road paving mark Surveying Services. Inc., from the Tupelo
program, with payment to be made from the Sec- Fire Control District fund. Commissioner Arm-
, ondary Road and Bridge fund. strong seconded the motion and the motion
LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS- passed unanimously
TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Upon recommendation by Building Inspector EMERGENCY MAINAGEMENT COURSE
Butler, Commissioner Hammond motioned to ap- Upon request by AdmmnisLraor Wells. Corn
point Assistant Building Inspector Richard Combs missioner Peters motioned thai Administrlator
to serve on the Technical Advisory Committee. Wells be allowed attend an EmerencyMange.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion and the meant Conlerence January 24 27. 1994 Ccmrmdam-
CmmitonassionerPeters sondy asoner Hammond seconded the rmtort and the
motion passed unanimously. tion passed unanimoly.
BUILDING-. DEPARTMENT- ASSISTANT motin unanimo u e a
BU ING INSSPECTOR ATTENDCOURSE There being no further business, and',upon,
-Upon request'by Building Inspector Butler, motion by Commissioner Peters. second by Con-
Commissioner Peters motioned for Assistant Build- missioner Hammond, and una nimous ole, the
ing Inspector Richard combs to attend a Residen- meeting did then adjourn at 7:54 p.m., E.S.T.
tit Electrical Inspection Course In Orlando, Janu- WARRENJ. YEAGER.' JIR.
ary 23 thru 26, 1994. Commissioner Hammond CS/ LISER
seconded the motion and the motion passed unan- /S/BENNY C. LISTER
Imously. PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
RELEASE OF LIABILITY- BEACHES FIRE JANUARY 18, 1994
DEPARTMENT WORKSHOP
Upon discussion by Building Inspector Butler, The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
Commissioner Hammond made a motion.for Count sloners met this date in workshop session with the
Attorney Floyd to prepare a release of liability to al- following members presents: Chairman Warren J.
low the Beaches Fire Department to completely Yeager, Jr., and Commissioners Michael L. Ham-
burn a partially burnt home in St Joe Beach. mond Billy E. Trajlor and, Nathan Peters, Jr.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion and the Commissioner Jessie V. Armstrong was absent. .-
motion passed unanimously. It was noted that the others present were:'Deputy Clerk Debbe.Wib-
owner of the dwelling would make a donation berg Administrator R. Lay Wells, and Building
the Beaches, Fire Department. berg. Administrator R. Larry Wells. and Building
LOODInspector Don Butler.
FEA- STUDY OF FLOODZONEINGUL The meeting' was called to order at 7:00 p.m.,
COUNTY E.S.T.
Building Inspector Butler discussed that he Administrator R. Lany Wells opened the meet-
will request that FEMA perform a study of the g y c an Warren J Yeager
flood zones in Gulf County particularly for the Ho- IngJr. led the Pleraydge of Allegianace to the Flag
wardCreek area. The Board discussed the current 8OLID WASTEAGREEMENT- ARGUS,
zoning requirement and noted that they were not The Board and representative from Argus Ser-
operative n certain areas of the County. vices, Inc. discussed the renewal of the current
The meeting recessed at 655 p.m., E.S.T. contract between Gulf County and Argus Services,
The meeting reconvened at 7:23 p.m., E.S.T. inc After discussion, the Board stated that their
THANK, YOU LETTER- MOSQUITO CON- main objective was a long term contract o.5 to 10
TROL SPRAYERS ISAIAH HILL AND PEGGY years. lComrrmissioner Hammond left at 7:55 p m..
MLLER... _... ... .... ..., 1 '_ E S.T.) It was also requested that Section-9-1 of the.-,-
The Board requested t.at .\dmirisrtsator Wells current contract be amended to allow more notce
write a tharnk you letter to L.iaJ, Hill ar, deg.gy' of ame In which to terminate the contract by el-
Miller for teir sernce_ dunr.g the Moasqulto Spray other party. Chairman Yeager stated that a special
Ing season meeting would be held Thursday, February 3.
SHIP PROGRAM- UPDATE 1994 at 7:00 p.m., E.S.T., to approve and renew
Building Inspector Butler updated the Board the contract with Argus Services, Inc.
on -.e SHIP Prograrr WARREN J. YEAGER, JR. '
LAND USE REVIEW COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN
Chairman Yeager requested that each Com- /S/BENNY C. LISTER
missioner submit a name by the next regular .
meeting,' January 25, 1994, in order that the
Board may 'establish the Land Use Review Com-
mittee.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS'
MEETING ROOM- ADDITION
Commissioner Traylor discussed the need for :
additional space by the Sheriffs Department and
suggested that the Board provide the Sheriffs De- *
apartment with the current Board Meeting Room.
He stated that the Board could add-on to the exist-
Ing building for a meeting room. After discussion. .
the Board.requested that Building Inspector Butler
provide a feasibility study of the existing founda-
tion to support a second story to provide addition-
al space for the Sheriffs Department and an esti-
mated ost of what it would cost to bid for
additional space.
LEASE AGREEMENT- NORTHWEST FLORI-
DA.HEAD START PROGRAM'
Commissioner Peters inquired about the lease
agreement between Gulf Cotunty and Northwest ,
Florida HEAD START Program.
ARPC- RAFFIELD FISHERIES
Upon discussion by Commissioner Peters,
Chairman Yeager stated that ever ,tiin g related o
the agreement between Gulf Caurr,.1 palachee
Regional Planning Council and Raffield Fisheries
was progressing as scheduled.
CANCELLATION OF ANNUAL SPRING
CLEAN-UP
Upon discussion by Commissioner Hammond,
the .Board agreed to advertise that there will not be
an Annual Spring Cleanr-Up at the Beaches.
RESOLUTION- GULF COUNTY SENIOR CITI-
ZENS ASSOCIATION- CDBG GRANT
Commissioner Peters motioned to adopt the
Resolution to obtain the CDBG Grant for the Gulf
County Senior Citizens Associations, if there is no
conflict with other organizations that provide simi-
lar transportation services. Commissioner Arm-
strong seconded the motion and the motion 0
passed unanimously.
COUNTY ATTORNEY- MONTHLY BILLING .
Commissioner Hammond motioned to approve ,
payment of the monthly billing for the County At-
torney in the amount of $2,822.45 and to bill the
City of Port St. Joe $101.25 for legal services re-
garding David White vs. Butler, Building Inspector
for Gulf County. The motion died for lack of a sec-
ond.
Commissioner Hammond motioned to approve
payment of the monthly billing for the County At-
torney in the amount of $2,721.20 and for the
Clerk's office to bill the City of Port St. Joe
$101.25 for legal services rendered regarding Da-
vid White vs. Butler, Building Inspector for Gulf
County. Commissioner Peters seconded the motion
and the motion passed unanimously. "
TIONCU EBRVIC OFFICER CERTIICA- A cellular phone a budget-buster?
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved for Veteran Services Officer SprintPllular mark e otto
Williams to attend a certification training course in
St. Petersburg, January 24 thru 26, 199". -
C.o NDOM DRUG TESTING- COUNTY EM- per month. A fine Motorola ph
Commissioner Traylor requested that the


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Liberty Manor Apts.. 800 Tap-
per Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable
'housing for the elderly and the
handicapped.
Cen. h &a. laundry facilities, en-
ergy efficient const., handicapped
equipped apts.. available. Stove & re-
frig. furn.. fully carpeted. I bdrm..
apts.. on-site manager.
Equal Opportunity Housing
Complex. Rent is based on income.
This complex Is funded by the
Farmers Home Ad.ministration and.
managed by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more informa-
tion.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
t fc2/3

PINE RIDGE APTS.. Rents start-
ing at $225.00 per mo. Affordable
Living for low to middle income fami-
lies. Featuring 1, 2 & 3 bedroom
apts. with cen. h&a. energy saving
appliances, patios & outside storage.
Rental assistance programs available
AND HUD approved. (904) 227-7451.
Equal Housing. tfc 2/3

OFFICE SPACE. Call George
Duren at 229-6031 and leave mes-
sage. tfc 2/3


PAGE SB


1978 Toyota. Corolla, runs, rust-
ed, $325 OBO. 647-8822. : Iltp 2/3
'86 Ford Taurus 4 dr.. V6. auto,
cold air, only 80,000 miles, nice fami-
ly size car, $3,299. Will finance with
$650 down + tx, tg, ttl fees. Oakley's
Cars & Trucks, 227-1294. Itc 2/3
Must Sell nice 1985 Chrysler
Fifth Ave. Loaded, low miles. etery-
thing works. 82.995 obo. 647-3447.
S tc 2/3

1964 Galaxy 500. red. 2 door se-
dan, excellent shape, many new
parts, for information call 229-6066.
2tp 2/3

Wanted: Special person for spe-
cial truck, older custom F-250 w/
newly rebuilt 390 engine. Very strong
truck. See to appreciate. $2.500 obo.
647-3447. Itc 2/3

1988 Dodge Grand Caravan. V-6,
auto.. a/c. $5.500. 904-647-8316.
2tc 1/27

'91 Grand Prix, Sport Touring
Edition. steering wheel info center.
powr lumbar seats. ETR sound sys-
tem. 26.000 miles. $12.500. 639-
2855. tfc 2/3
'85 Mercedes 350 SP. 99.000
miles. immaculate. $14.500. 639-
2855. tfc 2/3
1978 Dodge Trans Van mini mo-
tor home, see to appreciate, 227-1251
- 9 6:00; 227- 1764 after 6:00.
tIc 2/3

1976 liasca. Winnebago, 23'.
sleeps 6. V8. alto, pb. ps. $5,000.
227-1376. tfc 2/3
CASH NOW BUYING
Used Cars and Trucks. Local and
out-of-state vehicles. Two locations to
serve you. Mayhann Motor. Port St.
Joe. 229-6584. Mavhann Used Cars.
Wewahitchka. 639-5810.
tfc 2/3


CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING
PAYSI Call 227-1278 to place
yours. $3.50 for first insertion,
S2.00 a week for consecutive runs,
plus 5 per word for all over 20.


1973 9 1/2 hp Johnson outboard'
motor, excel. condition, $450 firm. 18'
Thunderbird boat with 115 Evinrude
and-trailer, all tri real good condition.
s$1,500. Minn-Kota 3 hp hand operat-
ed trolling motor,,$60. Call 229-8577.
a .; tfc 2/3,

1981 Bass Tracker with 40 hp ,
Mercury, 16', call 227-7380 after
4:00. 2tp 1/27
Bass boat, 16' Glass Stream with
trailer. 85 hp Suzuki. trolling' motor.'
depth finders, and more. 84.500. 639-
2268. 6tc 1 / 13
STEVE'S OUTBOARD. SERVICE,
White-City, after 4:00 p.m.. 827-2902.
tfc 2/3






2 bedroom, 1 bath partially fur-
nrshed, corner 4th St. & 5th Ave..
H.V. No Pets. $250 rent, 8175 depos-
it. 647-3264. tfc 1/27
For Rent/Sale: 2 bedroom fur-
nished trailer, low price. Call 648-
5306. tfc 2/3
14'x52' 2 bedroom. I bath trailer.
unfurnished on St. Joe Beach. No
pets. 647-5361. tfc 2/3
Four bedroom 2 bath beach
house. I block from water. 648-5306.
tfc 2/3

Beacon Hill area. 2 bedroom. I
bath trailer, reasonable rent, call Mar-
vtn Tillman. 904-574-7356.
tfc 1/13

For Rent: Mobile home spaces.
Call 648-8211. tfc 2/3
Large trailer lot. Mexico Beach.
$75 per month. 1-800-659-064 1.
Warehouses. small and large.
some with office, suitable for small
business. 229-6200. tfc 2/3
No need for wet carpets. Dry
clean them with HOST. Use rooms
right away. Rent machine. St. Joe
Furniture. 227- 1251. thru 12/94


GAR AGSAE


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Yard Sale: Saturday. February 6.
8:00 a.m.. until 12:30 p.m.. 301
Fourth SL, Highland View. Itp 2/3
Yard Sale: Two families. Charles
St.. White City. Household goods.
bedding, clothes & more Saturday.
Feb. 5. 8 a.m. till. Cancel if it rains.
I tc2/3

Yard Sale: Saturday, 8 a.m. 12.
505 Madison St., Oak Grove. chang-
ing table, girl's clothes. 12-24
months.boy's 3T-4T. ladies' clothes.
household misc. 229-8120.
Itp 2/3

Yard Sale: 2104 Juniper Ave..
Saturday. Feb. 5. 8 a.m. noon. Chil-
dren's clothes, baby items & knick
knacks. Itc 2/3


UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm house,; stove & re-
fng.. cen. h&a. screen porch,,car-
port & laundry, rm. -
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. slo,%e
& refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house. I 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm. ch&a. dish-!
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home. auti:. heat &
air, washer/dner hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment. washer/ '
. dryer hook-up.
Call229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfc 2/3


Experienced construction indus-
try secretary. Word Perfect. computer.
and bookkeeping knowledge a must.
Call Phillip Gaskin at (904) 229-2550
between 8:00 a m. and 5:00 pm..
EST. ltc2/3

Nursing assistant positions atail-
able. Training for certification provid-
ed. CNA positions also aailable. Ap-
ply in person. Bay St. Joseph Care
Center. tic 2/3
POSTAL JOBS. Start $10.79/hr.
For exam and application info. call
(219) 769-8301 ext. FL515. 9 am 9
pm. Sun.-Fri. 4tp 1/27

POSTAL JOBS, $12.26/hr. to
start, plus benefits. Postal carriers.
sorters, clerks, maintenance. For an
application and exam information.
call 1-219-736-4715, ext. P-2334. 9
, am to 9 pm. 7 days.. 3tp 1/27



Rapidly expanding hospital based Home
Health Agency is currently looking for car-
ing, com-petent R.N.'S, LP.N.'s & H.H.A.'s to
serve in the Bay, Gulf and Franklin County
areas. Come join us in a pleasant working
atmosphere with both competitive pay &
company benefits. Interested applicants
should contact Marquis Home Healthat
(9041 229-6566 for an appL :.-,


11 ft. T.V. dish with 5TS receiv-
, ers, 229-8041. Itp 2/3
Old brick, clean two. get I free.
Call George, 229-8398. tfc 2/3

Organ, Kimball Superstar with
magic chord, mint condition, instr.
books,, call 647-5365. tfc 2/3
5-piece pit group w/ottoman. cin-
namon, all wood walnut frame with
matching sofa table. Excel. condition.
Call 227-1234 after 5 p.m.. $650.
itc 2/3

Couch, recliner, gas dryer,) day
bed. air conditioner, dishwasher. Will
hate yard sale coming. 229-6604.
lte 2,/3


Admiral refngerator. hke new.
14.6 cu. ft. $200' Westinghouse win-
dow air cond.. like new. approx.
10.000 btu. 110 volts. $125: 18.000
window air cond.. 220 volts. works
good. $150: matching couch and
chair $45; 1/2" foam carpet pad. $10:
a few winter coats $30.00 each; an
assortment of used curtain rods and
accessories $20; old table & 3 chairs.
$15. 229-8538. Mon.-Thurs.. 8:30
a.m. to 12:30. Ask for Richard or
lease message. Itp 2/3
BSR 15" subwoofer speaker. $75.
Loswrey Carnival 2 manual electric or-
gan. 8500 obo. Pecans. $1.25 pound.
150 pop guns. $2 each. buy them all
for $1.00 each. 229-8910. 2tc 2/3
Aluminum camper tup for Iwb
pick up truck. Call 227-1712.
2tp 1/27

100 watt stereo wv/am/fm. dou-
ble cassette and 2 large speakers.
$75. Also for sale. Commodore 128 &
64 complete computer system w/
games and nice computer desk. $150.
Call after 5 p.m.. 827-2916.
2tc 1/27
Good working 25" color Tl'. man-
ual tuner. $85: 19" color $65: 13"
b&w 825. 647-3116. 4tc 1/20

Oak firewood. 90 cord. $45 half
cord: bull dozer work $40 per hour.
Bill Ayers. 674-4127. night. 229-6666
day. 4tp 1/20


12'x60' trailer at Howard Creek
Boat Landing, 8'x30' screened porch,
septic tank. outside fish cleaning
closed in. Call 205-393-3033.
4tp 1/13

"JUST SAY NO" to having brok-'
en, junk. TV's. VCR's around the
house. Call.647-3116. Free pickup.
money for some. tie 2/3


Electrolux and all other vacu-
ums. repairs and sales, bags. any-
thing for any \acuum and any central
built-in vac's. Callaway Vacuum &
Sewing Machines., lndall Parkway.-
near Hwy. 22. Panama City. FL
32404. 763-7443 or 1-800-717-7253.
pd thru 9 I/94

17 ft. self-contained travel trailer
with air cond.. great for hunter. Call
648-8258. tfc 2/3
Craftsman tools and Die Hard
batteries are available now at West-
ern Auto Store. 219 Reid Ave. 227-
1105. tfc2/3
1984 14'x70' mobile home. 3 "
bdrm.. 2 ba.. cen. h&a. front porch.
partially furnished. 639-5101.
tfc 2/3

Attention Attention Atten-
tion: Lawn service & tractor work. B
& J Enterprise. reasonable rates. Call
827-2805 or 827-2876. 52tp 1/7
Port St. Joe Western Auto now
honoring entire Panama City West-
ern Auto company store advertised
sale prices. 227-1105, 219 Reid
Ave. tfc 2/3
Western Auto Special. Computer.
spin balance 4 tires and tire rotation.
$19.95. 227- 1105. tfc 2/3
Port St. Joe Western Auto now
honoring Panama CMit Western Auto
Co. store advertised tire sale pnces.
Computerized WHEEL ALIGNMENT.
Sears Card now at Port St. Joe West-
ern Auto. Discover TOOI 227-1105.
tfc 2/i

FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage and envelope supplied.
Send request to Bible Study. P. 0.
Box 758, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
tfc 2/3


American Legion Bingo Thurs-
da night, 7:00 p.m. Cash prizes. Ear-
ly bird 5:00 p.m. Meetings Ist Mon-
day of each month. 8:00 p.m.
tfc 12/2
Childcare. I will keep lads in my
. home. CPR training, fenced in back-
yard. age newborn to school age. Call
229-6733 anytime. Monday through
Friday. tfc 1/6


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
LIC. ER0013168 INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND

Phone 227-1782
Cuts, Color, Frosting, Perms
Betty's Beauty Salon
"A Family Salon"
311 Madison St. Betty Heath
Oak Grove Owner,/Mgr.


STUTZMAN CONST. CO.
All Types Roofing
30 years experience
-Li. ,RB0030039. RC 0038936
'Where Quality Is Higher
Than Price"
229-8631



Avon

CATHERINE L. COLLIER
independent Sales Represenlare
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460


Good Worlk Doesn t Cost. It Pays

ST. JOE ,<'
TREE AND
STUMP REMOVAL.
Brush Chipping. Stump Gr ding rg
j& Logging .
S INSURED
Rt. 2 Box 53 Charles Tipton.
Port St. Joe, FL 647-3405


St. Joe Rental-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Port St. Joe 227-2112


Port St. Joe Lodge No. 11
. Reg. Stated Communication
6' 1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month. 8:00 p.m.. Masonic Hall.
214 Rei( Ave.
Jim Mannon. W.M.
Bill Jordon. Sec.


We Buy, Pawn, Sell or Trade
Guns

Indian Swamp Campground
Hwy. C-387. Howard Creek



Wauneta's Accounting
& Income Tax

Wauneta Brewer St. Joe Beach
647-5043


COSTFN INSURANCE AGENCY
Inc.
All Forms of Insurance
322 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Phone 229-8899



C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work dozer Work root
rake front-erd loader, lot clearing
septic lonks drain fields fill dir
Rt, 2, Box AtC, Port St. Joe
Phone 229-6018



5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112

Mini-
Warehousess





BOB'S PAINT &
BODY SHOP
29 Continuous Yers of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks Body
&'Window Work'
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
See or Call BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone '227-7229


.(904) 229-8161
FAYE'S NAIL SALON
TOTAL NAIL CARE
Cerritied Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave., Port St. Joe ---
Call for AppL


JOHN F. LAW
LAWYER 1-265-4794
26 Years of Experience
Worker's Compensation
Occupational Diseases,
Injuries and Accidents.
No charge for first conference.
7229 Deer Haven Road. P C.


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


A Gift Shop for
CHILDREN of all Ages
Books T6ys etc.
My Very Own Book
528 6th St. Phone 227-1636


T.L.C. Lawn Service
SAll Types of Yard Work
Mowing, Raking. Trimming,
Weeding. Clean Outs
and RoofSweeping.
Reasonable Monthly or
Seasonal-Rates Available.
Call 229-6435

Major Appliance Repair David Kennedy
... Owner


BAYSIDE SERVICE CO.
Air Cond., Refrigeration,
Ice Machines, Washing Machines,
Dishwasher, Etc .......
BUTLER BAY RD.
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
904-227-1675


* Please call With A Smile House-
keeping or clean, cut yard and
rake. small jobs preferred. Chris &
Wanda evenings. 229-8230.
4tc 1/13
I sell Watkins products. For in-
formation call 227-1635.
4tp 2/10


CATERING & CAKES
229-6154
SEWING &
ALTERATIONS
once per m,.,nih


S & D DATA SERVICE
Complete Word Processing Services
Resumes Term Papers Letters '
Etc. Quick Turnaround
Fax Senrvice
227-3500 or
Fax 227-3538
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We Can Build Ar., Traiir of \c-ur Cr.cce
St. Joe Custom Trailers
Boat Trailers Farm In-,plenErie
and or Lo Bo, Trailers & Repair
Mobile phone 227-5234 227-3428
506 First St.. Port St. Joe
onr,Sea & rmrar ageo R) rJ ismi l



Remodeling
Repairs
New Construction


Weather Tight
T Construction

C Licensed & Insured
RR0060690
Kevin O'Neill, Owner 229-8635



BARFIELD'S
LAWN & GARDEN
CENTER
I Small Engine Repair

Lawn Mowers
Weed Eaters \4-'.
Chain Saws \
Generators
*Pumps
*. Tillers
Go-Karts

229-2727
328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe


. Screen Enclosures Wood Decks '
Carports Firelaces SPlights
Guners Re-screening
Call 227-3628
[: Parker Home
Improvements
Of iceloct ,d1 .16- 1 ,


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St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.

Small Engine Repairs

SFactory Warrahty Center


i: Lawnmowers.
SWeedeaters r
.,:p_ Tillers ,
C "* Chain saws
Sf Generators I
..'Pumps ,
Engine Sales



706 1st ,St.-St. Joe
2 227-2112 i
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Surfside Serenity Group, Ist
United Methodist Church. 22nd St..
NMexico Beach. Monday 7:30: Fnday
- 7:30. All times central. 647-8054


VCR REPAIR CENTER
321 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
USED VCR's, $85.00
Monday Friday 10-5
Camcorder Repairs
Free Estimates
Phone (904) 227-3660



S Franklin
SBuilding


SSupply
Co .
From Foundation to inish,
For All Your Building Needs

(904) 227-1199

Fax (904) 229-8470,

HC- ICessna Drive
Costin Airport

Port St. Joe, FL
32456


Harmon's Heavy Equipment Co.
Specializing In Black Top Soil,
BULL DOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 or 648-5767 if no answer

LIC #-RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
ER 0011618

JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821


J FOSTER TREE &
LAWN SERVICE
No Job Too Big...
... Or Too Small

FREE ESTIMATES *
Licensed & Insured 904/639-5368


OIFMFS



BOAING FOR RENT*FOR RENT


CLAYTON CONCRETE "-
Sidewalk Patios Driveways
Call for Free Estimates
904/653-9243
Glen Clayton
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA. IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
JOHN LAMAR MILLER.
Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of JOHN
LAMAR MILLER, deceased. File Number 94-04, Is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County. Flor-
Ida. Probate Division; the address of which is 1000
Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The
Names and addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
SALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served
oho have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OE THREE MONTHS AFTER
TH ATE D OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands, against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served'
within threemonths after the date of the first pub-
lication of this notice must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LCATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
.sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dents estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
I The date of the 'first publication of this no-
'6ce is January 27, 1994.
:Personal Representative:
/s/ JOHN LAMAR MILLER, JR.
110 St Joseph Drive
P. 0. Box 67
Port St. Joe, EL 32456
Attorney for Personal Representative
J. PATRICK FLOYD. P.A.
P. 0. Drawer 950
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(904) 227-7413
Florida Bar Number 257001
Publish: Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, 1994


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 94-8
IN RE: The Marriage of
LEONSO CASTILLO.
Husband/Respondent,
And *
EVA BROOKSHIRE CASTILLO,
Wife/Petitioner.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Leonso Castillo,
Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED a Petition for
Dissolution.of marriage has been filed against you
and you are required to ser.e a copy of your An-
swer or other response to the Peuuoon on Petition-
er's Attorney, ROBERT M. MOORE, 324 Reid Ave-
nue, P.O. Box 248, Port St Joe, Florida 32456,
and file 'the original thereof in the Circuit Court
Clerk's Office, Gulf County Courthouse, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456, on or before the 21st day of
February, '1994. If you fall to do so,-a Final Judg-
ment for the relief sought may be granted by De-
'fault
DATED Lis the 18th day of January, 1994.
BENNY C LISTER
Circuit Court Clerk
By /5/ Tonya Knox
Deputr Clerk
Publish Januar) 20. 27. February 3,10. 1994.









Adorable 3 month old male Pe-
kingese. vet checked, shots. $250.
227-1467. .... tfe 2/3

Start now to prevent fleas natu-
rally without pesticides. Ask' BAR-
FIELDS LAWN & GARDEN about
HAPPY JACK TABLICKS. Chewable
nutritious. For dogs & cats.
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House for sale: 3-4 BR. 2 bath,
Ig. storage rrn, dbl. carport. screened
porch, brick on 2 lots. 227-1618. May
be seen by appointment only.
b n 2tp2/3

Country cottage on the Dead
Lakes. Waterfront lot, $1,500' and
take overpayments. 674-4920.:'
: .4tp 1/27

Single family residential lot,
88'xl39, paved streets, all utilities,
subd. across from dedicated beach,
Nautilus Dr., next to Gulf Aire.. 639-
5686. 4tp 2/3

5 acres. w/wo 1991 Destiny mo-
bile home. 14'x52' ch/a, 240' well,'
septic, 12'xl8'. workshop. Stonemill
Creek area, 639-5686. 4tp 2/3

3 bedroom, Y bath house, with
carport. 443 Parker Ave., H.V.
$39,000. Call 227-7287. tfc 2/3

1.4 acres at Simmons Bayou,
partially cleared. Lots of old oak trees,
5 minutes from town, golf course and
beaches. Call 904-229-2708 after 5
p.m. tfc 2/3

Must sell: great condition 14'x
70' mobile home and lot located in
Wewa, Lands Landing area. Call 227-
1313. tfc 2/3

2 bedroom, 1 bath house on 1/2
acre lot, 7 miles north of Overstreet
Call 648-8433. tfc 2/3

1/2 'acre lot with septic tank,
$9,500. Overstreet Road. Owner fi-
narting, 227-2020, ask for Billy.
tfc 2/3

LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery
Road, 1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9
miles south of Wewa. Owner financ-
ing: Call 229-6961. tfc 2/3


FOR SALE
Brick home, 4 bedroom, 2
1/2 bath, $155,000.00.
115 Allen Memorial Way.
Call Hilda Duren, 229-6031
and leave message.


WANTED: Dead or alive. Air con-
ditioners, refrigerators, freezers, ice
machines, washers, etc. Cash paid
and will pick up. Call 827-6239.
4tp 1/27


FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that. pursuant to
Chapter 865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned
Intends to register with the Division of Corpora-
tions, Department of State, the fictitious name or
trade name under which It will be engaged in busi-
ness and In which said business is to be carried
on, to-wit:
COMPANY NAME: A Style A' Head
ADDRESS: 308 Fourth Street. Port St. Joe, FL
32456
OWNERi Neva Jamison
Publish: February 3, 1994.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. INAND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NUMBER 93-70
PROBATE DIVISION;
IN RE: Estate of
JASON DYKES,
Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the estate of JA-
SON DYKES, deceased, File Number 93-70, Is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street. Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456. The name and address of the
Personal Representative and the Personal Repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, (1) All
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by
an Interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges the validity of the Will, the qualifi-
cations of the Personal Representative, venue or
jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS. AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration is February 3, 1994.
N. MARIE COULSON
4325 Kenwood Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21206
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
THOMAS S. GIBSON
303 Fourth Street
P.O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(904) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
/s/Tonya Knox, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court
Publish: February 3, 10. 1994.


NORTH FLORIDA HEAD START
NFHS BID # 102-94
Sealed bids will be received by North Florida
Head Start, until 2:00 p.m. on February 14, 1994
for one passengei/cargo van. Bid conditions and
specifications may be obtained at 200 E. Second
St. Wewahltchka, FL at the old courthouse. Tele-
phone (904) 639-5080. North Florida Head Start


reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
Publish: February 3, 1994.


DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY
OF A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL
IMPACT STATEMENT FOR THE
THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE
EXTENDED TEST RANGE
AGENCY: Department of the Army, Department of
Defense
ACTION: Notice of Availability
SUMMARY: The Draft Environmental Impact
Statement (DEIS) for the Theater Missile Defense
(IMD) Extended Test Range proposal Is now avail-
able for review, and comment. The DEIS has as-
sessed potential Impacts associated with conduct-
ing, extended range missile and sensor tests at four
alternative test range areas. The TMD program
would allow for the development of a means to pro-
tect deployed U.S. forces, as well as U.S. friends
and allies around the, world, against attacks by
short- and medium-range ballistic, cruise, or air-
to-surface missiles armed with conventional,- nu-
clear, biological, or chemical warheads. .
These tests would consist of multiple dem-
onstrations and developmental missile .launches
along proposed flight paths from off-range loca-'"
uons, with Intercepts of targets over existing range
areas or open'sea areas located withineand outside
of the United States. Surface-to-surface missile
tests are also proposed. These flights areneeded to
validate system design and operational effective-,
ness.,
The DEIS addresses, to the extent possible,
the potential environmental Impacts that would re-
sult from test ste modifications, launch prepara-
tion requirements, missile flights along the pro-
posed flight paths, and intercepts of targets over
existing ranges or open sea areas. It also Identifies
any mitigation measures that could avoid or lessen
those Impacts. Environmental resource topics eval-
uated Include: air quality, airspace, noise, geology-
and soils, water resources, socloeconomlcs, haz-
ardous materials and waste, health and safety,
land use, Infrastructure and transportation, and
biological and cultural resources.
Lead agency: U.S. Army Space and Strategic
Defense Command
Cooperating Agenies: -Ballistic Missile De-
fense Organlizuon' United State-. Air Force. Unit-
ed States Na%): Bureau o:. Land Management; Fed-
eral Amnaor Adirrlnlstration
Propc.zed Actloni: 'The pr,:p,-ed acti.n Is to.
conduct extended range tests co' tri a-et missiles,
defensive missiles, and sensor systems at one or
more of four test range areas.. The tests would In-
volve target and defensive missile launches from
existing test ranges and from off-range locations.
Potential off-range launch locations may include
land areas and sea-based platforms. Missile-to-
missile Intercepts would occur oier existing test
range areas :.r c.ver open sea areas Approxlnmatel
:00 fIlght tests could occur during the period 1994
to 2000 from more than one ofT'range locx.ation
and potertallv 'rom more than onee fest range
area. Altemauves fcr conducting these rrdisle


flight tests and Intercepts, which are evaluated In
the TMD Extended TesLRange DEIS are:
1. White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), NM.
This alternative includes missile launches and
sensor testing at WSMR and Ft. Bliss, TX, with off-
range missile launches from Ft. Wingate Depot Ac-
tivity, NM, and the Green River Launch Complex.
UT.
2. EglIn Air Force Base (AFB), FL. This alter-
native Includes missile launches and sensor test-
ing at Eglin AFB on Santa Rosa Island and at Cape
San Bias, with off-range missile launches from a.
sea-based platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
3. The Western Range. CA. This alternative
includes missile launches and sensor testing at
Vandenburg AFB, San Nicolas Island, and San
Clemente Island, with off-range missile launches
from a sea-based platform In the Pacific Ocean.
4. Kwajalein Missile Range (KMR), U.S. Army
Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands.'
This alternative includes missile launches and
sensor testing at KMR and Wake Island c-ith off-
range missile launches from a sea-based platform
in the Pacific Ocean..
DATES: The Army will conduct public hearings
concerning the Draft EIS in the following commu-
nities. .
Public comments are invited through 28 March,
1994. -
February 22, 1994 Gallup, New Mexico; Oirard,
California
February 23, 1994 Crownpoint, New. Mexico:
Lompoc, California
March 1, 1994 Shlprock, New Mexico; Ft. Walton
Beach, Florida
March 2, 1994 Moab, Utah; Port St. Joe, Florida
ADDRESSEE: Written comments may be forward-
ed to:
Mr. David Hasley, U.S. Army Space and Strategic
SDefense Command, ATTN: CSSD-EN-V, P.O. Box
1500. Huntsville; AL 35807-3801. Written com-
ments should be .received be 28 March 1994. To
record request for further intfCrr.uiUon call toll
free I .80C'-603-3030
Lewis D. Walker ',
.Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army
(Environmental., Safety, and Occupational Health)
OASA(l,.L&E)
Publish: February 3, 1994.


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 93-94-07
The Board'of Countir) Comm-isg'lrers ol Gull
C'.unri. Florida uill receive sealed bl-. fitrrm an,
qualified person, company, or corporation interest-
ed in constructing the following'project: 9
1994 ROAD PROGRAM
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
.Plans arid specllac.aloi. can be obtained at
Preble-'Rish, Inc., 326 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. (904) 227.720n The bid must con-
form to Section 287.133131 Florida Statutes. onr,
public : entire cfirre, -
Coriileuorn date blor this project will be 90 ;
days from the date of the Noice I.o Pr-,.ceed pre-
sented to the successful bidder.
S Liquidated damages for failure to complete
the project on the specified date will be set at
$100..00 per day. .,
Please indicate on die enrielo.pe thilt -aL is a
sealed bid, the bid number, and what the bid is
Bids will be received until 5 0) p m.. E 5 T.
,i February 22 1 94. at the Gull Counrt Clerk ,-f
. Courts Olflcre 000 F iLh Street, Port St. Joe,Flor-
iIda 32456. arid will be opened and read, aloud on


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Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
NEW LISTINGS: REALTOR

203 Second Street, Highland View. Nice 3 bdrm., 1
ba. home in excellent condition. Located on 3 lots,
fenced yard, w/pecan, fig, apple, peach and orange
trees, grape vines, 2 wells, cen. heat and air. Guest
apartment 1 bdrm., 1 ba., that rents for $225.00.
Priced to sell at $60,000.

Port St. Joe 1312 Marvin Avenue. Lovely 3 bdrm., 2
ba. block house, central heat and air, new roof, stor-
age shed, shallow well for yard with fruit trees on nice
75'x175' lot. $64,900.
'JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor

ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
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-February 22, 1994, at 6:15 p.m., E.S.T. The Board
reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Cost for Plans and Specifications will be
$75.00 per set and is jion-refundable. Checks
should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH,INC.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Warren J. Yeager Jr., Chairman
Publish: February 3 and 10. 1994


INVITATION TO BID
BID NO. 94-06
Sealed proposals will be received in the office
of the City Clerk, 305 Fifth Street, Port St Joe.
Florida, until 4:30 p.m., February 14, 1994, for
Handicap Ramp Construction for the City of Port
St. Joe, Florida, as outlined In the specifications
pertaining thereto.
Specifications and bid documents may be
obtained from the City Clerk's Office, 305 Fifth
Street Port St. Joe.'Florida 32456, telephone (904)
229-8261, Monday through Friday, between 8:00
a.m. and 500 p.m. Bids will be publicly opened
and read at the City Commission Meeting, Febru-
ary 15, 1994, in the City Commission Chambers,
City Hall, 305 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida.
The City reserves the right to accept or reject any
or all bids, or to select the Bid felt to be in the best
interest of ti-e City


/ I


WIG Meets
The Washington Improve-
ment Group will hold its regular
monthly meeting on Thursday,
February 3, at 7 p.m. Also, a
workshop is scheduled for Satur-
day, February 5, at 8:30 a.m.
Both meetings will be held in the
Senior Citizens Building, and eve-
ryone is Invited to attend.

Correction
Johnny Williams, sixth grade
student at Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School, was inadvertently left
off the A-B Honor Roll published
on January 27.

/s/ Jim Maloy, MPA
City Auditor/Clerk
Publish: February 3, 1994