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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: March 10, 1994
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR, NUMBER 28


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456. THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1994


The Best In The State!


The POrt St. Joe Sharks displayed tally turned off by basketball and the
their enthusiasm, Friday after they won discussion thereof.
the State Basketball Class AA title at
the Civic Center in Tallahassee as you For a narrative about THE game, see
probably know by now, unless you are to- page 8A of this week's issue.



County Begins Negotiations For Prison Site

Sign Letter of Intent With SJT to Provide 911 Service in October


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School Board



Stalled On



Rules Change

Designed To Satisfy Flaps

Over Cheerleader Selection
The Gulf County School Board didn't please anybody, when
they couldn't agree to adopt a revised version of their cheerlead-
er selection rules and regulations Tuesday.evening at a regular
session of the Board.
.Superintendent of Schools Walter Wilder had been charged
by the Board to select a committee knowledgeable in such mat-
ters and have them overhaul the selection procedures and re-
quirements for those chosen. The committee selection' was
spurred by a confrontation by black students last year, when a
black girl, failed to be chosen as a cheerleader. School officials
said at the time said it, was'just a fluke in'selection because
blacks are usually included in the: final competition for.the 10
cheerleader positions.
School officials defended last year's choice by claiming no
blacks came out for the position except on the final day or two of
selection and that the final choice was made by an unbiased se-
lection committee from out-of-town. The school didn't even make
the choice. ,
Nevertheless. the schools agreed to take another look at the
selection manner before this year's choice was made and chang- -
es made to mollify the black claim of discrimination.
Wilder presented the final work of the committee Tuesday
evening and defended its content.4 Board member Charlotte
Pierce agreed with Wilder's assessment of the new rules and
urged their adoption. .
Pierce said the document needed to at least be approved by
the Board in the next few days, even.if they had to make amend-
ments later in the school year. "It's time for cheerleader selection
now, so they can reserve spots at state clinics they always at-
tend," she said. 'The deadline for selection Is April 6," she con-
tinued.
HANLON WANTS CHANGE
But Board member James Hanlon stood squarely in the path
of approval by objectijg ^to h.eeelilltJ.stneki..J.h!1riLes .
which would prohibit a cheerleader from participating the follow-
Ing year, if she is dismissed from the squad for an accumulation
of infractions serious enough to warrant her dismissal during
the present school year.
Hanlon said he thought that requirement was too stringent
and stubbornly refused to approve, of the set of rules unless it
was changed.
Hanlon's position elicited some conversation from the audi-
ence,' questioning the set of rules and at least one threat to take
the finished product to the Commissioner of Education with the
one making the threat admitting he didn't even know what it
contained.
COMMITTEE WORKED HARD
Wilder said he did just as he was told by the Board in select-
ing the committee. 'They spent many hours going over our rules,
studying the rules from at least a half dozen other schools and
coming up with a document which wouldn't favor anybody or
group. They worked hard over this set of rules and I'm sure
they'll be disappointed over the fact you didn't even give it fair
consideration. The ball is now in your court. It's your responsi-
bility to come up with what you think is a workable solution," he
said.
Hanlon said, "I'm willing to adopt the document with that
one change I noted."
"When all the discussion was over, the Board agreed to at
least look at the document and amend it to their satisfaction,
approving or rejecting it at a special ineeting on March 22.
MORE CONTROVERSY
Paul Fitzgerald addressed the board at length, calling their
attention to crowded conditions which he said existed in the sec-
ond and third grade classrooms of Port St. Joe Elementary
School. Fitzgerald claimed the conditions hampered the stu-
dents' ability to learn.
Letters from the teachers pointed out the students were only
together for part of the day and went ,to other activities. They
said they felt it was not necessary to be concerned.


In a special session last
Thursday at noon, the Gulf
County Commission .set machin-
ery in motion to begin negotiating
for property on which to locate a
second state prison in north Gulf
County.
Although the new prison
hasn't officially been announced
as yet by the state of Florida, the
Gulf County Commission is as-
sured enough of Gulfs choice as
the site for the new facility, offi-
cially termed an "annex", that
they are beginning to negotiate
with a land owner adjacent to the
present prison to trade for
enough property on which to lo-
cate the new facility, said to
house some 1400 inmates, mak-
ing it larger than the present pris-
on.
The Commission is negotiat-
ing for property acquisition in
such a manner that will not cost
the county too much of a cash
outlay at this time.
Propertv on which the


present prison sits, was arranged
for in -a swap deal, with the
county getting the pine pulpwood
on the property, which off-set the
costs considerably.
Another state prison located
in the north end of Gulf county
would mean approximately 300
more. jobs for the Wewahitchka
area.
911 CONTRACT
The Commission agreed to is-
sue a letter of intent to St. Joseph
Telecommunications last Thurs-
day, for the local firm to begin
purchasing and installing equip-
ment for Gulfs new enhanced
911 telephone emergency system.
The system is to be installed
and in operation by October -1 of
this year.
The residents of Gulf County
have'been paying 50 per month
on their telephone bills for the
past two and a half years in order
to pay for the system, which must
be totally debt free when it goes
into operation. The payments


have accumulated some $80,000
over the two and a half years, to-
ward the purchase price of ap-
proximately $250,000. State
grants of $120,000 have been re-
ceived in recent days, which have
allowed the county to proceed
with the working agreement.
SJT WILL OPERATE /
The agreement with St. Jo-
seph Telecommunications was to
purchase the equipment and the
telephone company would main-
tain, keep current, replace as
necessary, and install the equip-
ment.
The main answering station
of 'the system will be in the Gulf
County Sheriffs office. The .ex-
pense of the renovation of the of-
fice to accommodate the 911 fa-
cilities is included in the
$250,000 price tag.
The system will cost approxi-
mately $3,000 per month to
maintain and operate.
SERVES 6200 POINTS
The new emergency system


will serve every one of the St. Jo-
seph Telecommunications' tele-
phone installations in the Gulf
County vicinity. It will automati-
cally identify the caller who has
an emergency and give his loca-
tion for the benefit of the emer-
gency teams. All a person will
need to do is pick up a telephone
receiver and dial 911 for immedi-
ate response from the proper ser-
vice. The system will route the
emergency crew to the proper ad-
dress.
THREE YEARS IN COMING
The County is responsible for
providing an address and name
for every parcel of land inside the
county's borders. This has been
in progress for the past three
years and has been unbelievably
complex. Streets had to be re-
named and names applied where
there were none, property and oc-
cupants identified and kept up to
date for three years. The 911 con-
(See PRISON Page 3)


Road Paving Progress
C. W. Roberts Contracting Company road paving ma-
chinery was working in north Port St. Joe Friday. In the
photo above, they are shown paving Martin Luther King
Street. A number of projects were on the paver's list in a
$300,000 project by Gulf County.


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THE STAR
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MARCH 10,1994


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Congratulations!

To Florida's Number One Team
WELL! HOW DOES It feel to have the number one basketball
team in the state of Florida, sleeping in your bedrooms, eating at
your collective tables, walking your streets, attending 'your
schools In short, part of your family?
'Pretty good,. isn't it?
All of you who didn't get to go to Tallahassee Friday after-
noon to witness the Sharks fell the giant and take the champion-
ship from his grasp, truly missed an excellent example of push-
ing just a little harder to accomplish a desired goal-in this case,
the number one spot in Florida basketball.
No doubt everyone in Port St. Joe who has come in contact
with Jermaine Larry, Mario Larry, Kendrick Addison, Barry Ad-
kison, Damien Byrd, Damon Walker, Chad Quinn, Chris Wil-
liams, Des Baxter, John Bryant, Doyle Crosby or Robert Wil-
liams, or coach Verne Eppinette or assistant Steve Maxwell,
have already patted them on the back and offered your congrat-
ulations. You may even have wished an extra congratulatory sal-
utation to Des Baxter for being selected the most valuable player
in the tournament. It was easy to see why he was picked, even
over some stiff opposition. Jermaine Larry may have had .his
hand pumped by you an extra time or two for being selected to
the all-tournament team, along with Baxter.
AND, HOW ABOUT Doyle Crosby, the youngest athlete .on
the team, earning the scholastic award for having the highest
GPA of any athlete at the tournament! His award is especially
gratifying ,to Gulf County Schools and to Doyle Crosby.
If you are one of those in Port St. Joe who have not wished
them the best, following their victory, join with us in congratu-
'lating these young men for their feat. It was a tremendous one
against some tall odds.
: But when you consider .that every team they played, in their
quest for the prize of being first, since Chipley, had at least two
very tall boys playing against them, who knew what to do with a
basketball; none of the teams were made up of primarily sopho-
mores; it was an uphill battle all the way.
WHAT WAS THE secret of their success? It had to*be the
never quit attitude of the team and the way in which they gave
'the game all they had for the full 36 minutes of playing time. If
the opponent had the ball, the Sharks didn't wait on them to
shoot so they could get the ball. If the opponents had the ball,
they worried their opponents to death until the Sharks had it
back! Pestering, stealing, pushing to the limits. And, it paid off!
There was a page in the front of the official program at the
tournament, which best described why the Sharks won all the
marbles. It showed a photograph of a team bench following a
-game. There were cups, towels and all types of litter which re-
flected the tension and anxieties of the game. Underneath were
printed the words: 'The success of any team can be attributed to
the strength of their bench."
The Sharks' bench was STRONG and in the game every min-
ute.. H -


We Wonder, Too!
SEVRYtNE -WE HAVE 'talked to in the past-few days con--
cerning the subject, expressed relief that the Raffields have final-s
ly ,been removed from the U.S. government's list of people to tor-
ment. We suspect the family owned business is also more than a
little bit elated that the matter is all over and settled.
For the past three years, the federal government has suc-
ceeded in making life miserable for those neighbors of ours, and
almost to a man, the people of Port St. Joe didn't like it and
thought it was undeserved.
IT WAS A MYSTERY to most of the people of Port St. Joe
how the government could have attempted to be such good ste-
wards of our tax money in this instance and allowed so many
billions to fall through the cracks in the S&L scandal. Some of
those embezzlers went scot free, causing thousands of people to
lose their savings and the perpetrators suffering little to no con-
sequences.
Meanwhile, a family which has worked hard for six genera-
tions-and commercial fishing is extra hard work-to build up a
going business only to be zapped by an over-zealous government
agency, has7 cause to wonder about the scheme of things.
GENE RAFFIELD HAS stated in recent days, "I know we
have the best government and the best system n the world. I
wouldn't trade it for anything, but I hope I can live long enough
to quit asking myself why my government would attempt to do
such a thing to me."
We wonder, too.


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Hunker Down with Kes


by Kesley Colbert


Only Term Papers Need


To Be Documented....


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I have not been keeping up
with the Senator Packwood situa-
tion. I know it concerns sexual
harassment and alcohol prob-
lems. I don't know if he's been of-


facially charged with any wrong
doing or if he's about to be-like I
said, I haven't paid much atten-
tion. But I read the other day that
some court or a judge or someone
had ruled that he would have to
turn over his personal diary to
help them sort through "the
whole affair".


This is not a story on Senator
Packwood. No one in his right,
mind condones that type of be-
havior. But what caught my eye
was that personal diary thing.,
Do you have to turn over
your personal, private thoughts if
they come for you?
Now, Senator Packwood


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might have volunteered his diary
in an effort to exonerate himself;
maybe that's the case; I'm not
sure. But if he didn't, if there was
a court mandate or a decree or-
dering him to surrender the
diary, I've got some problems with
that.
Christmas of 1960 Mother
gave both David Mark and I a
diary. It was a little green book
with gold lettering. Mom talked of
how we could record the events of
each day; our secret hopes,
dreams, aspirations; "Boys, I
know you'll look back one day
and treasure your own personal
history." She was excited, "It will
be your thoughts, your ideas,
your words "
The problem was I was in the
eighth grade. I didn't even know
what aspiration meant. I dutifully
wrote In it ofl and on for about a
year or so and' then got too
busy....
I remember along about .then
looking over at Millicent Black-
burn in Mrs. Mebane's junior
'high science class and wondering
what' it would be like to kiss a
girl. Not just any girl mind youl I
wasn't about-to kiss Mary E. or
LaRenda or Trudy Sullivan. But
Millicent had such pretty white
teeth. .. Listen folks, that was a
private thought. One that I don't
choose to share with the world.
And I'm wondering today if 1
wrote that thing down in that
diary or not. And is someone, go-
ing to come along .one day and
make me' "cough up" my inner-
most thoughts?
I tell you, it's scary. And it
could be embarrassing. Millicent,
by our Junior year, had gained a
pound or fifty. Her face broke out
in a permanent rash. About the
only thing we could say in Millie's
behalf was she made all of her
own clothes. If the guys ever'
knew that I 'once considered .
they'd still- be calling me on the
phone to hard time me about it.
'Let me give you anqther in-
nermost' though '"along hiose
same lines. Mary"E. Pendleton
chased me from kindergarten on.
She gave me Christmas presents,
sent valentine's cards, she even
tried to kiss me once at recess. I
thought she was an overweight,
green-eyed, hairy, lop-eared mon-
ster. And -I told her so. Many
times! She couldn't play third
base worth a hoot....
Funny thing happened some-
Where in there between our soph-
omore and junior year. Danged if
Mary E. didn't, undergo some
drastic changes. She got those
braces off, let her hair grow long,
shed some weight, or at least re-
distributed what ishe had, and
gosh, what a smile! Mary E. was
beautifully Problem was, she didn't
want to play third anymore. .
She was too busy going steady
with Martin Paschall: Had I been
a jerk or what? And I still remem-
ber that dumb, lost, empty little
puppy dog feeling. Life was up-
side down!
(See KESLEY Page 3)


A First Class Meal, Good Food.


. and Th ree Forks!
,an^U -* reet^J JlJo


WE WERE LIVING high on
the hog two weeks ago tonight.
Frenchie and I joined 20 other
couples at the La Friandaise Res-
tauraunte for' "din-nah" [as in
din-nah is served!]. There's noth-
ing- like going first class. There's
nothing like having a waiter in a
tuxedo spread your dinner nap-
kin in your lap for you.
We all gathered at this La Fri-
andalse room at the Gulf Coast
Community College Culinary Arts
department. The instructors and
students in the department did
things up browh for our evening
of dining.'
,We had a huge fellow greet us
at the door, wringing his hands,
smiling, bowing and saying, '"Wel-
come to the La Friandaise. We
hope 'you enjoy the time you
spend here and enjoy your meal."
This; guy didn't even have an
apron on! He wasn't going to spill
anything!
THE ROOM WAS fixed up


ETAOIN SHRDLU


By Wesley Ramsey


just like a restaurant in a high-
class hotel. Music in the back-
ground; flowers on the table;
thick carpet on the floor, and you
couldn't even hear pots and pans
rattling in the kitchen.
This big fellow started into
his spiel again. He told us about
how the students of the Culinary
Arts wanted our meal to .be some-
thing special. He went on and on
about how they made or grew
everything. "Not a can was
opened nor a bottle popped.
Everything," he declared, "was
made from scratch or prepared
from fresh ingredients even
the bread was baked from


scratch!"
I didn't know' whether that
meant we were going to have bis-
cults or "scratch" the top of our
own bread where it got too black
in the oven.

WE HAD A plate at each set-
ting, but no silverware! That was
soon taken care of when a short
little lady.with swept back coal-
black hair had the job of deposit-
ing a fork, spoon or a combina-
tion of both just before we were
served something to eat. They
didn't take a chance on our pick-
ing up the wrong one.


Only one utensil stayed on
the table for the entire meal,
which was served in shifts, and
that was a spoon. It turned 'out to
be the spoon one stirred his cof-
fee with. The coffee was served af-
ter ev'erythlng else was cleared off
the table. Even the crumbs were
removed with a crumb scraper,
yett I told the lady I she didn't
have to worry about them, I
wasn't going to take them home.-
wivth me. .

I. HAD GREAT expectations
for that meal, since the dinner
plate sitting at each place was
about 14. inches across; But,
don't let that fool you. We didn't,:
eat out of that plate. It was' mere-
ly to sit other plates in!
The menu, was printed in
French, but that didn't matter;
we all received the same thing .
The menu said: "Potage,
Bonne Femme" as the first item
on tap :for the evening. Know


what that is? I didn't either, but
what we got to eat was a cup of
potato and onion soupl
Next came "Grilled fresh
shrimp on a bed of wilted spinach
with sauce Beurre Blanc". That
was three [count 'em, three!]
grilled shrimp HIDING in their
bed of spinach, with some clear
'gravy poured on top.
Now, get this Next came
some "Sorbet au Citron". That
could have passed for a table-
spoon of lemon sherbet anywhere
else .'and a baby spoon-to eat
that taste 6f "Sorbet au Citron".
Then came.the main dish, or
dishes, whichever way you want
to look at it. There was either
"Grilled Yellow-fin Tuna with
pineapple and fresh lime salsa" or
."Roasted Loin of Veal au Jus Nat-
ural tourneed carrots with fresh
asparagus", which is what I had.
It looked suspiciously like two
bites of medium.rare steak .with
four steamed asparagus spears
and some carrot-colored spaghet-


ti.
They served a "Medley of
fresh garden greens sweet tarra-
gon and basil vinaigrette" which
tasted like the outside leaves of a
head of lettuce covered with some
vinegar, along with a few slices of
mushrooms and a couple hunks
of cheese.
Finally, there came a 'Ter-
rine of Chocolate with Sabayon"
for dessert, which could have
passed for egg custard and choco-
late syrup most anywhere.
DON'T MISUNDERSTAND
my mystique at what I was eating
to mean it wasn't good. It was de-
liciousl I just didn't know what I
was eating until I tasted it. Above
all, the students were top notch.
They did their job well. Nobody
had soup spilled in their lap. The
bread was good, whether the stu-
dents baked it or not!
Who knows, I may quit eating
potato soup altogether and stick
with "Potage Bonne Femme".


St. Joseph Bay
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3:02 p.m. L 0.2 11:37 p.m. H 0.7
Mar. 12 6:01 a.m. L 0.3 11:00 a.m. H 0.5
5:20 p.m. L 0.3
Si ,Mar. 13 1:19 a.m. L 0.5 4:40a.m.L 0.4
1 11:06 a.m. H 0.6 7:02 p.m. L 0.2
S" Mar. 14 11:29 a.m. H 0.8 8:30 p.m. L 0.1
S Mar 15 12:01 p.m. H 0.9 9:51'p.m. L 0.0
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. MARCH 10, 1994


A Business Trip
This past week I took a business trip (combined with some
pleasure) to central Florida. I visited my brother and his family in
Orange City, Florida, where we also have a store. Orange City is a
small but crowded town about 25 miles north of Orlando.
I traveled along and below are a few of my observations and
thoughts while driving there and back.
-I bought a radio for my truck because 'it was going to be a
long rip. The radio was on sale for less than $30, but I wound up
paying about $150. by the time I paid for speakers, an adapter kit,
and had it installed. They get us one way or another, don't they?
-1 don't mind traveling alone from time to time, but 325 miles
is too much continuous driving. I played the radio, listened to some
tapes, sang some songs myself, and talked to myself. just a lit-
tle. When I started that, I stopped for a rest.
-There wasn't time to find a variety of tapes when I left. so I
carried my Jerry 'Lee Lewis Greatest Hits set and two recorded by
Willie Nelson. I know know all the words to all the songs on those
tapes. I also made up a few songs myself.
-There's a bar close to Old Town named 'The 'I Ain't Here' Sa-
loon". I've been meaning to stop in and see what goes on there, but
so far I've managed to pass it by. I'm kinda skeptical: There may not
be anyone there
< on -1 was close to a million motorcycle riders the four days I was
on the road and in the Orange City area. More than half of them
were riding Harley Davidsons. They were some pitiful sights; some
of those riders. My brother told me they were all there to attend the
annual "Bike Week" they have each year in Daytona Beach. Most of
the riders I saw were men with long hair and beards, wearing leath-
er jackets and dirty dungarees and black boots. Most looked like
they hadn't had a bath since before Christmas. 1957. I have no de-
sire to attend "'Bike Week". I wonder what they do when they get
there., just stand around and stink, maybe?
-It's a long, boring drive from Perry to Chiefland. And you can't
drive fast because the cops are everywhere.
-There Is an agricultural check-station somewhere down there
that has a sign that says, "All trucks, vans, and pickups exit left." I
didn't stop going or coming and they didn't chase me down. But, I
wasn't carrying no agriculture, either.
-My brother's grandson, Noah, came home from church a few
Sunday back and told his mother he learned something new in
Sunday School. When she asked him what he learned, he replied,
"There are two books in the Bible; the New testicle and the Old tes-
ticle." Noah is four, going on five years old.
-If you think any area around here is getting crowded, you
haven't visited the Orlando-Disney World area yet. There are so
many people down there that I couldn't name or count them all. I
ain't even gonna try!
-On the way back, I stopped at a quick-stop just west of Oca-
la, and they had a lady in there serving breakfast. She was cooking
real eggs, bacon, and toast, but no grits. She gave me a fried potato
log Instead. I had indigestion so bad I thought I was going'to die.
All In all, It was a great trip and I had an enjoyable time while I
was do\vn there. I don't want to take it alone again, however.,


Kesley
,. .from Page 2
You see what I'm ,gFtting at _
here?' I I 'put Milli'ce.nt and. Mary
E. down in my diary that's no
one's business but mine. Person-
al stuff.
Shoot, Yogi and I used to go
to the picture show and wet up
the Necco Wafers. Do you remem-
ber that one'? We'd put a wafer in
our mouths and if it was that
horrible green one or the equally
bad white one, we'd spit it back
into our hand 'qnd sail it out to
the aisle. Then \ye'd keep one eye
on the movie and one on the
aisle-most of the time they'd just
stick to someone's shoe-but one
Saturday afternoon Jeanie De-
Morton slipped and busted it. ..
I'rh telling you, popcorn and an

orange drink went everywhere. .
No one evei confessed as the Nec-
co tosser and for good reason:
Jeanie was a might .riled up..To-
day, as I write this. I'm hoping

Owners Meeting
The Department of Environ-
mental Protection will make a
presentation to property owners
Son Thursday March 17. at 1:30
p.m., in the South Gulf County
Volunteer Fire Department build-
I ng on Cape San Bias. The pres-
entation will focus on what tech-
niques property owners may use
to protect their gulf front property
from further erosion. This meet-
ing has been arranged by the
( Cape San Bias Taxpayers Associ-
ation. The meeting is open to
property owners and persons con-
cerned with beach erosion con-
trol. Association membership is
not necessary.


Tracey. Fitzgerald Is

County's Top Speller


DOT Restricts Parking
'Parking wars" on Monument have raged for several
years and can be matched only by the water rights wars of
the old west. Owners of property along the street have
claimed the parking there is a hazard to driver safety. The
Department of Transportation finally solved that "war" last
week, when they placed parking limit signs along the
street, which also serves as Highway 98. The signs limit
parking in some places and prohibits in other places.


Opposed To Rockets on Cape


Letter To The Editor:
Sir.
There are several reasons
why the.firing of antimissile mis-
siles from Cape San Bias is a pre-
posterous idea. First, there are al-


reauy two over-water sites the
Army could use-Vandenberg Air
Yogi didn't keep a diary and won- Force Base and Kwajalein Atoll.
during what the statute of limita- Second. closing the only road into
tions is on Necco Wafer throw- and out of Cape San Bias for one
ing.... to four hours is more than an in-
,I had great respect for:-my r I :..
older brothe&i-He- helped -mesia., 1 "2
many ways&'4Do. you. thinkA, ever ..... .
told him? No sir! He beat on me .s ---
some and I'd pick on him and fol-
low him everywhere and nag. nag, From Page 1
nag! Hey. I was the younger tractors will be responsible for
brother-I knew my role. I'd die loading the information in the
before I'd admit Leon ever did a computer system, which will be
thing for me. And I ain't about to the brains of the emergency ser-
tell him today. Private thoughts. I vice.
think we're entitled to them. The state of Florida has made
That .dream of suiting up for it attractive for Gulf to secure its
the St. Louis Cardinals belongs to 911 system. At present, there are
nobody except me. The fear when only seven counties in the state
those bullets were whistling over- which do not have some form of
head down in Mr. Archie's peach the system. Gulf county received
orchard was more real to me than the last incentive grant the state
anyone else in the world. Those was offering for the systems.
secret "sharing times" with Yogi
or Ricky. That first kiss with
Charlotte Melton ....
Somehow we've got to keep
personal thoughts personal.
Or I've got to get back to
Mother's and search her attic. I
haven't seen that old diary in
years. If they're making us turn
'em in now-i've got to tear out
any references to Millicent Black-
burn. Leon, or Jeanie DeMor-
ton....
Respectfully, Kesley


Card of Thanks
Malzie and Doug Baldwin
wish to express many thanks to
the St. Joe community for the nu-
merous gestures of love and sup-
port extended during Doug's long
illness, and the loss of my neph-
ew. Charles Toole, on February
21. and Malzle's sister. Maude
Crutchfield. on February 25. We
appreciate your continued
prayers for Doug's recovery.
AMlalze & Doug Baldwin


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*-convenience. It Is dangerous to
sick and ill people, other unfore-
tseeable emergencies, and is also
an unnecessary Inconvenience.
And. the water will also be closed
to the fishing fleet. Third, and
most important-and a question
the Army declined to answer at
the Public Hearing which took
place in the Gulf County Court-
house on March '2, 1994-is the
fact that missiles frequently ex-
.lole on the'launch pad or must
tb'ftt'tand destroyed' by'
. -the-range safety officer right after
launch. When this happens, solid
pieces of metal debris are blown
out from the exploded missile and
will fall back to earth for miles
around. People can and will be
struck by this debris. You would
not have this problem at Vanden-
berg AFB.
It was disheartening to see
one of our Senators. who resides
in Tallahassee. support the Army
position. But then, he doesn't live
at Cape San Bias ....
Sincerely,
Jerry Jenkins
Port St. Joe


L I


Tracey Fitzgerald, a seventh
grade student at Port St. Joe [Jr.-.
Sr. High School, spelled her way;'
to the county spelling champion-
ship on Wednesday. March.,,2.
This year's county bee was held
in the Media Center at Wewa-
hitchka Elementary School and
went eight rounds. "
After three rounds of words, :
the field had been narrowed down
to Tracey and Nichole Lance, a
Wewahitchka seventh grader. Ten
words later, Nichole misspelled
"squeaker". Tracey then spelled
the next word on the pronounc-
er's list. "palace", for the champi-
onship.
Other school champs partici-
pating .in the bee were: Joshua
Bell, Faith Christian; Erica Alles. ,
Port St. Joe Elementary: John
Gainous. Highland View; and Wil-
Ilam Cay. Wewahitchka Elemen-
tary.
Gulf County Schools would
especially like to thank Billy Bar-
low, who served as pronouncer.
and judges Verre Gaskin and
Charles Cleckley. Thanks go also
to the host school, Wewahitchka
Elementary, for the reception
honoring all participants and


Brad Hall
Named Officer
of the Year
The Exchange Club of Pana-
ma City recently honored Officer
Brad Hall of the Mexico Beach Po-
lice Department as their Law En-
- forcement Officer of the Year in
Bay County. Glen Connally. Ex-
change Club member, is shown
presenting a plaque to Officer
Hall as P61ie 'Chief "Jeff Sellers
looks on.
Chief Sellers was the guest
speaker. He spoke on "Law En-
forcement in a Small Town."
The Exchange Club regularly
honors outstanding law enforce-
ment officers, firefighters and stu-
dents from area high schools.

Parent Awareness
The Parent Awareness Group
will meet Tuesday, March 15, at 7
p.m. in the County Commission
meeting room of the Gulf County
Courthouse.


guests.
7;' The' champ's next challenge
will be the regional competition in
Panama City on Saturday. March
19.


ltce Vt,


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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1994

Eastern Star New Officers


Qulf Chapter 191 Order of
the Eastern 'Star 'held an open in-
stallation of officers March 4.
The welcome and introduc-
tions. :of distinguished guests was


m^C


given by Outgoing Worthy Matron
Joan Nehrings. The distinguished
guests were Joan Coulter, Gener-
al Grand Committee Member on
Youth and Marion Walsingham,
Past Grand Worthy Matron of

I\M An.


Chapter I Workshops


Parents of Chapter I students
in first through third grade are all
cordially invited to visit their
child's school, for a daytime
Make-&-Take Workshop.
At the workshops, parents
and students will work -together
to personalize learning games to
take home. ALL MATERIALS
WILL BE PROVIDED AT NO
COST.
The first of the workshops


will be held Wednesday, March
16, in the Parent Center at Port
St. Joe Elementary. The second
will be on Thursqlay, March 17, at
Wewa Elementalr School in Mrs.
Abreu's Chapter room. The third
will be at Highland View Elemen-
tary's cafeteria on Friday, March
18.
For more information, please
call Kathy Arnold at 227-7155.


The 1994 officers for Gulf Chapter 191 .Order of the Eastern
Star are front row (L-R), Shirley Webb, Marshall; Jim Mannon,
Worthy Patron; Betty Pitts, Worthy Matron; Harold Schmucky, As-
sociate Patron; Barbara Mannon, Associate Matron; Fern Skair,
Warder. Second row (L-R), Jo O'Barr, Organist; Hazel Sims, Con-
ductress; J. L. Sims, Chaplain; Bettina Martin, Esther. Back row
t(L-R), Ann Ballard, Treasurer; Aliene Hightower, Secretary; Joan
Nehrings, Elect&; Marjorie Horton, Martha; Erma Creel, Adah. Not
pictured, Clara Smith, Gloria Pippin, and Fred Nehrings.

Florida.
~i- /- / /'-'- < ~ The Installing officers were
^~i Marion Walsingham, Past Worthy
S /Grand Matron; Raymond Bock,
Worthy Patron, Installing Marshal
I Barbara Mannon, P.M.;Installing
SChaplain, Estelle Golden, Past
B Marshal; .and Installing Organist
Jo O'Barr.
P uThe Star'YPoint was' written
I and narrated by Manr Jane Traw-
3 ick, P.G.E. The bible bearer was,
SShirley.Webb', Past Marshal. The
S. '- Star Points were: Adah, Collie
Pitts P.G.A.; Ruth, Jan Geaver,,
S. i P.M.; Esther, Naomi Barber, P.M.;
M artha. Irene Carter, P.G.M.;
Electa, RubyAtherton, P.G.E.
Attendants at the registrar
To. a "Hard Working" Girl and program table was Gayle Ta-
From Your Loving Co-workers tum. Solos were performed by Jo
S O'Barr and Anne Ballard.


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K.C. Mashburn of Port St.
Joe and Agnes Peavy of Wewa-
hitchka are pleased to, announce
the forthcoming marriage of their
daughter Teresa Mashburn to
Ben. Nunnery, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Dewey Nunnery of Wewa-
hitchka.
The couple was engaged last
March in St. Paul,- Minnesota.
The bride-elect is employed in the
Human Resources, Dept. of Bay-
Medical Center. Her groom is em-
ployed with Steamfitters and
Plumbers Local 229 In Panama
City.
The wedding will take place
on Saturday, April 2, 4t 4:00 p.m.
at the Worship Center. A recep-
tion will follow the ceremony at.
the Wewahitchka Community
Center. No local invitations are


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New books at the Port St. Joe
Branch Library include the fol-
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Danielle Steel, The Bingo Palace
by Louise Erdrich, Disclosure by
Michael Crichton, Family Bless-
ings by LaVryle Spencer, Hard
Look by Robert Randisi; Golden
Destiny by June W. Davies, Smi-
la's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg,
Having Our Say by Sara and Eliz-
abeth Delany, Fridays with Red,
A Radio Friendship, New books
from the Collection Development
Grant through the Northwest Re- 4
gional Library include' Preventing
and Reserving Osteoporosis by
Alan Gaby, The Able Gardener by
Kathleen Yeomans. The New Tex-
as Cuisine by Stephen Pyles, Eve-,
ryone's Money Book by Jordan
Goodman. Fordor's 94 Guide to
Great Britain. Paris. New Orleans,
Germany, Janson's History of Art.
Complete Dog Care Manual by
Brauce Fogle. New Orleans: A Pic-
torial Guide. New Genealogy
books: English Origins of New
England Families, United Empire
Loyalists.


being sent. All friends and rela-
tives are invited to attend.

Card of Thanks
Thank you from the family of
Evie Mae Rich, affectionately
known as "Tiny Rich". In times
like these, we are all humans and
,hate to give up our loved ones.
But, Mother lived a long and hap-
py life serving others. She turned
86 on February 9, while in the
hospital. This is a part ofGod's
love and plans for each of us who
trust in him.
We just want to say thank
you for every act of kindness, for
every floral tribute, for every card
of comfort, for all the food, for
each memorial gift given In her
memory. Most of all, for each
prayer and each kind word of-
fered 'up for her and we that re-
main.
It is times like these that all
our friends and' neighbors Were
,there when we needed you. We
shall ever be grateful for this
friendship and loving kindness.
We would like to say a special
thanks to her two pastors, Rev.,
Howard Browning and Rev. H.R.
Naberhuls; Buddy Caswell, her
Minister of Music; Rev. Billy Rich
and Charlotte Pierce for the won-
derful music; Dr. Wayne Hendrix
for his years of service and kind-
ness; and to Dr. Owen and Bar-
bara Oksanen for taking Mother
and Dad under their wings from
the. beginning of their practice
here. They just always seemed to
do what was best in every: situa-
tion; and to all of the nurses.
aides, and other hospital person-
nel at Gulf Pines for every act of
service and kindness rendered to
'her. Also, thanks to Rocky Com-
forter of Comforter Funeral Home
for his kind and professional ser-
vice in the end.
Port St. Joe is one of the
greatest places on earth and
times like these make it more evi-
dent. May God richly bless each
of you for sharing in the passing
of our mother, grandmother, and
great-grandmother.
The Family pfEvie M. Rich


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D' education services for the
newly formed St. Joe Assembly of
God Church were held Sunday,
March 6, at the church located
on. 6th Street (the old St. James
Episcopal Church site). Rev. Wil-
liam Wilson Is pastor.
Guest speaker at the dedica-
tion was pastor Ron Barks, Pres-
bytor of Assembly of God.
Weekly services are held Siun-
.days at 10 a.m. for 'Sunday
.School and 11 a.m. for Mgrning
,:Worship, and 6:30 for 'evening'
worship. Prayer meetings are held
- on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

It's A Girl!
Greg and Janice Chason of
Knoxville. TN. announce the birth
of their daughter, Cathenrine Ann,
born February 24. She weighed S
Ibs., 5 oz.
She .was welcomed home by
her sister, Carly Brooks. Proud
grandparents are Frances and
Williston Chason of Port St. Joe
and Sandi Dewind of Boca Raton.


TERRANCE DAWSON

Look Who's Six!
Terrance Dawson will be
turning six years old on,'March
12. He will be celebrating-his
birthday with his. nieces, nephew,
and friends.
He is the son of Gwen and
Darion Dawson of Port St. Joe.

"Congratulations,
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the University of Miami.
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Middle School Task Force


Gearing
'I .Gulf County's Middle School
STask Force chaired by Carolyn
Rish. has been meeting weekly
since October. This. committee,
appointed by Superintendent
^ Wilder, is charged with the task


CHILDREN'S HEALTH FOR V

Automobile Safety

For the Teenager


y
',,"* '. .. Elizabeth C. Jones, M.D.

1. Automobile and motorcycle accidents are the leading cause
of disability and death in the adolescent. '
2. 16 to 19 year olds account for 8% of the whole population,
but this age group accounts for 17% of vehicular fatalities.
3. Drivers education classes have increased the rate of acci-
dents by placing more young drivers on the road.
4. Alcohol consumption is a factor underlying most automobile'
fatalities. (Lowering the drinking age to 18increased auto fatalities
by 5%). .,. :, '".
:5. 63% of automobile fatalities Involve passengers in an auto-
mobile driven by an adolescent.
6. Most of the accident fatalities occur between 8 p.m. and 4
a.m. and involve and adolescent male driver.
In light of the above statistics, what can you as a parent do to
improve the current situation?
1. Begin early to teach your child to stand firm in his behaviors
and beliefs.
2. Show responsibility by driving carefully and always wearing,
-vouarrseatbelt.rA-good example goes much furthert-h'ai a'sermfon.
3. Provide recreational activities for your teens that do not re-
Svolve around alcohol, drugs or sex.
4. Let your teen know you are always ready to go pick him or'
her up at might if they get into a situation not of their making;
5. Establish a reasonable curfew and adhere to it.
6. Continue to support drinking age of 21 and strict eenforce-
nment of driving laws. .



Free Thansporttian or

Economicacly Disadvantaged


The Gulf County Transporta-
tion Disadvantaged Coordinating
Board announces the availability
of funds provided by the Trans-
portation Disadvantaged Trust
Fund to assist individuals who
are transportation disadvantaged.
The trust fund helps with the as-
sessed cost of the transportation
services. .
Gulf County Transportation.
the' Community Transportation
Coordinator for Gulf County, pro-
vides 'transportation to persons
who because of physical or men-
tal disability, income status, or
age, are unable to transport
themselves or to purchase trans-'
portation and are, therefore, de-
pendent upon others to obtain ac-.
cess to health care, employment. '
education, shopping, social activi-
- ties, -or other life-sustaining activ-
ities, or children who are handi-
capped or high-risk or at risk.
Individuals must meet the criteria
listed above to receive transporta-
tion using these limited funds.
Call Gulf County Transporta-


Up For N
of planning an autonomous mid-.
die school program for Port St.
Joe to be implemented next fall.
Committee members include:
Carolyn Rish, Temple Watson,
David Bidwell, Chris Earley, Bet-


SWSorkshop

OnWorker.
The Gulf County Job Service
Employers' Committee is hosting
a Workers' Compensation round
table brown bag luncheon discus-
sion on March 14, from 12:30
p.m. to 2:00 p.m. E.S.T. at the
Port St. Joe Fire Department con-
ference room. This is an excellent
opportunity for employers and

Schweikert

Addresses

DKG Sat.
... Members of. Delta Epsilon
Chapter, The Delta Kappa Gam-
ma Society International, met in
Blountstown Saturday, March 5,
at the home of Gall McCaskill.
Upon arriving, members
placed a decorative egg on an egg
'tree, contributed one dollar to the
World Fellowship Fund, 'and at%
'the conclusion of the meeting, se-
lected an egg for themselves.
SMazie Stone, chaplain, pre-
sented inspirational thoughts on
God's presence in times of trou-
ble.
Margaret Addison, president,
presided at the business meeting.
After the singing of the Delta
Kappa Gamma song, Mazie Stone
introduced Jeff Schweikert, na-
tional winner of the DAR' Essay
Contest, and his mother, Peggy
Schweikert. Jeff effectively read
his essay entitled,"'Touring Phila-
delphia in the 1790's."
Betty McClellan, Research
Committee chairman, presented a
program of Delta Kappa Gamma
trivia with members being tested
on their knowledge of the Society.
A delicious covered dish
luncheon prepared by the Cal-
houn County member was
served.
Attending from the Port St.
Joe area were Lila Brouillette. Sa-
die Gardner, Jacque Price and
Mazie Stone.


slated

s' Comp
health care providers to network
together to ensure injured work-
ers are handled, treated, and re-
turned to work in the most expe-
dient, efficient, and cost effective
manner.
Gloria Hearns and Beverly A.
Hyden, R.N. from the State's Divi-
sion of Workers' Compensation
will be on hand to -answer ques-
tions. Gloria Hearns is a recog-
nized expert on state workers'
compensation procedures and re-
quirement and Beverly Hyderi is a
state Registered Nurse specialized
in helping rehabilitate and edu-
cate injured workers and employ-
ers.
If you would like additional
Information or have any ques-
tions, contact George Whiting at
'904-647-5966 or Louise Allen at
the Job Service of Florida at 904-
229-8438 (Port St. Joe) or 904-
653-9790 (Apalachicola).


'ext Year


ty Bidwell, Ruby Knox, Margaret
Ellmer, Cindy Belin, Denise .Wil-
liams, Gloria Gant, Tom CGibson,
and T1om Curry. '", .:'
The committee has spent
time reviewing the "Characteris-
tics of an Effective Middle School"
as defined by Elliott Merenbloom;
has brainstormed issues related
to, changes in facilities, staff, and
programs; has visited nearby
middle schools (Wakulla, Grace-
ville,, Chipley Rhoulac and
Blountstown); and has developed
educational specifications for
modifications in school facilities.
Visitations to other middle
schools have proved to be very
beneficial as the group addresses
issues related to student activi-
ties. scheduling. exploratory pro-
grams and teaming.
Port St. Joe High's middle
school teachers have also re-
viewed what has been done by
the committee and to help identi-
fy other areas of concern. An in-
terim report from the task force
will be shared with the school
board in April.
Enthusiasm continues to
build as the task force addressed
issues and makes suggestions for
timely, implementation of an au-
tonomous middle school In Port
St. Joe. The implementation of a
'similar programs is projected for
the 1995-96 school year in Wewa-
hitchka.


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Selling Subs
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens will lbe selling those deli-
cious eight inch submarine sand-
wiches with two different meats,
cheese, lettuce, tomatoes. green
peppers, onions, and a special .
dressing. A delicious piece of cake
and ice tea will also be included
in 'the price. The' cost is only
$3.50, and delivery to local busi-
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Papermakers Annual Meeting


Manager Wesley Atkin. re-
ported to the annual meeting of
the St. Joe Papermakers Federal
Credit Union that their facility
had grown by more than $1.2
million over the past year. The fi-
nancial institution now has as-
sets of $26.4 million and is still
growing..
Atkins, loan officer Richard
Quackenbush and president Har-
ry Lee Smith, all gave reports of
solidity and service, to the 300-
plus members, attending the
meeting in the Coliseum Monday
night
Quackenbush reported the
,credit union had .3,661 loans in
its portfolio, with 79% of its as-
sets at work furnishing its mem-
bers' financial needs.
; Quackenbush said the firm
Had financed the purchase of 705
new cars and 350 first mortgages
on property and homes during
the past year.
President Smith told the
membership the credit union
didn't invest in stocks and bonds,
but placed Its money only in in-
vestments which were safe to in-
sure the stability of the Institu-
tion. 'You can rest assured that
your credit union is sound."
Smith declared.
Thq-,redit union gave away
spine twvo dozen doob~-'pizes.iIn-
cluding'' TV set, a VCR, compact
disk players and a number of oth-
er prizes.-
New officers were elected for
the new year, including, Harry.
Lee Smith, president: LarryBate-
man, 1st vice-president; Ralph


.,- wi -; 5. .-.1t' .. ,- -.- -" -",. 1.
Mrs. Vince Taylor checks out her ttelvision she wbn as a
door prize at the meeting. Others gather [top photo] to pick
up their door prizes.


Macomber, 2nd vice-president;
Anne Strait, treasurer and Mike
Bush, secretary.
Bush was elected to the


Board of Directors, to replace the
retiring Charles Everette. Macom-
ber was returned to the Board for
another term.


AARP 55 Alive Mature Drivhig


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Course Offers Insurance Discounts

The Gulf County Senior Citi- and it is taught by an AARP rep- the Gulf County Senior Citizen
zens Association, Inc. will spon- resentative. Center to make reservations
sor a refresher driving course "55 At the completion of this 904/229-8466
Alive Mature Driving" for drivers course you will receive a certifi-
50 years and older. The course, cate and when it is sent to your
will be held at the Senior Citizens automobile insurance company/ Card of Thanks'
Center, Avenue D, Port St. Joe, agent will result in a discount on
on Monday, March 14 and Tues- insurance for those 55 and older Our. sincere appreciation t
day, March 15 from 1:00 p.m. to for a period of three years. More all the fine people of Port St. Joe
5:00 each day. The cost is $8.00 valuable than the discount are Gulf and surrounding counties
for materials. Checks should be the reminders about safe and de- for all the wonderful acts of kinc
made out to "AARP". The course fensive driving techniques. You ness shown to us during the il
is developed by the American As- owe it to yourself to, attend this ness and death of our loved oni
soclation of Retired Person (AARP) worthwhile driving course. Call John W. Core. '


I Public Notices


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
ADVERTISEMENTS FOR BIDS
Sealed bids in duplicate will be received un-
til March 21, 1994, 10:00 a.m. CST by the Depart-
ment of Health and Rehabilitative Services Gulf
Co;inty Public Health Unit. Port St. Joe, Florida, at
the office of the Architect. 111 Hwy. 22., Wewa-
hitchka, Florida. at which time and place all bids
will be opened publicly and read aloud for:.
Addition to
Gulf County Health Clinic.
502 Fourth.Street
Port St. Joe, Florida
The contractor shall furnish all labor, mate-
rials, and equipment; and shall be responsible for
the entire completion of this project.
Plans, specifications, and contract docu-
ments may be inspected at the office of the Archi-
tect. State Road 22, Wewahitchka, Florida, and
may be procurred by General Contractors, upon a
deposit of $40.00 per set of plans and specifica-
tions, of which $20.00 will be refunded to each
General Contractor who 'submits a bid. All docu-
ments must be returned in good condition within
terf(10) days after the date of the opening of bids.
Cashier's check, certified check, or bid bond,
for not less than 5% of the amount of bid, must
accompany each proposal.
Performance, labor and rnaterial'bonds, and
workman's compensation insurance will be re-
quired of the successful bidder.
Right is reserved to reject any and all propo-
sals and waive technicalities.
No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period
of thirty (30) days after the date set for opening.
James M. Cersosimo. Jr.. DO
lPhysician/Director
Gulf County Public Health.Unit
Port St Joe, Florida
Architect:
Charles A. Gaskin, ARA
P.O. Box 7
Wewahitchka. FL 32465.
Publish: February 24, March:3, 10, 1994.
NORTH FLORIDA HEAD START
NFHS BIDE 105-94
Sealed bids will be received by North Florida
Head Start, until 2:00 p.m. on March 14, 1994 for
one Extended passenger/cargo van. Bid conditions
and specifications may be obtained at 200 E. Sec-
ond St. Wewahitchka. FL at the old courthouse.
Telephone (904) 639-5080. North Florida Head
Start reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
Publish: March 3. 10, 1994.
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies and
procedures, as provided for in the Administrative
Procedures Act, for the purpose of bringing said
policies and p-ocedures into compliance with 'Flori-


da Statutes and State Board of Education Rules.
Summary: The following is a description of
each proposal change of Chapter 6GX23.
3.4444 Provisions for Limited English par-
ents, and Representative Designation
Annual notices to parents who do not under-
stand written English will be provided through a
translation/translator to ensure their understand-
ing of their right to access, right to challenge' and
hearing, and notice of location, and availability of
the district's policy on educational records.
A parent may have a representative inspect
and review records. Prior to access, the parent/
eligible student must provide, in -writing, their
comment for the representative to inspect/review
the 'records.
Economic Impact: This proposals will result
in no direct costs associated with implementation.
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE HELD
AT:
Time: 9:00 a.m.. E.T.
Date: Tuesday., April 5, 1994
Place: Board Room, Gulf County School
Board Office, 502 Niles Road, Port St. Joe, FL
32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be
inspected during regular office hours at the Gull
County School Board Office. 502 Niles Road, Port
St. Joe, FL.
Special legal authority under which the
adoption is authorized and the law being imple-
mented and interpreted are made'specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by
Charles T. Watson, Director of Support Services;
and approved for consideration by B. Walter Wild-
er, Superintendent.
Amendments:
Rule Title
3.4444 Provision for limited English


Publish: March 10, 17


Parents and Representative
S 'Designation
, 1994.


NOTICE
On February 25. 1994, an application was
filed with the Federal Communications Commis-
sion requesting the Commission's consent to the
assignment of the license to operate FM broadcast
station-WMTO, 93.5 MIiz, Port SL Joe, Florida,
from Don McCoy, Receiver to Transportation
Group International, Inc.
Tim O'Brien is the sole officer, director and
stock holder of Transportation Group Internation-
al, Inc.
Don McCoy, Receiver, is the licensee of the
StatiOn.
A copy of the application, amendments and
related materials are available for public inspec-
tion during business hours in Greg Johnson's of-
fice at the Citizens Federal Savings Bank located
at 401 Fifth Street. Port SL Joe, Florida.
Publish: March 10, 17, 24, 1994.


IS
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to
e,:
es
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l1-
e,


in addition to all me minis-
tries to us as his family, the trib-
utes paid to John were enor-
mous. We will be forever grateful. ;
Sincerely,
Jessie Core, Kitty Core Morales,
and Lowell Core ...

Card of Thanks
To the Gulf County Ambu-
lance Service, Gulf County Police
Department-, Franklin County
Ambulance personnel, Gulf Pines
emergency staff, and to Dr. Oksa- i
nen, we would like to extend our
gratitude for your competent ser-
vice during Al's recent illness.
And to the many friends who sent
cards and flowers, called and vis-
ited, brought food and held us up
in your prayers, we offer our
heartfelt thanks.
Al Smith & Family


Pinewood Derby
The Cub Scouts will be host-
ing the annual Pinewood Derby
race at the Centennial Building
on Saturday, March 12, from
9:30 12. A bake sale will also be
held.
All boys and adults interest-
ing in scouting are invited to at-
tend and cheer on your favorite
racer.

[ Obituaries

Shalonda L. Ash
Shalonda Lasheka Ash, 15, of
Ft. Stewart, GA died February 28
at Memorial Hospital in Savan-
nah, GA.
She attended numerous mili-
tary schools in and out of the
United States. She last attended
Liberty County High School and
was in her sophomore year.
Shalonda was a member of
Thompson Temple First Bomrn
Church of the Living God and lat-
er became a member of Baconton
Missionary Baptist Church until
her death. She was an active
member in the church choir.
She is survived by her son,
Tierre Juvuzzia Ash, her parents,
Willie Jr. and Beverly Ash of Ft.
Stewart, Georgia; two brothers,
Corey Ash of Ft. Stewart, Georgia,
and Corinth Ash of Panama City;
grandparents, Willie Jones and
Minnie Ash of Wewahitchka, and
Deacon Edward Lee Bolden and
Missionary Dorothy Bolden of
Port St. Joe; great-grandparents,
Bertha Jones and Delcear Ash of
Port St. Joe, Mr. and Mrs. Willie
Williams, and Iris Bolden of Port
St. Joe; seven uncles, Dannie
Bolden (Jamie Gail) of Anchorage
Alaska,, Ray Bolden, Sr. (Clara) of
Tucson, Arizona, William Bolden,
Nathaniel Bolden and Dan Bold-
en of Port St. Joe, Alex Jones
(Claudia) of Panama City, and Ro-
nald Jones of Wewahitchka; elev-
en aunts, Pricilla Ash, Wilhemina
Myers (Walter), and Kathy Jones
of Panama City, Sheila Williams
:and Evon Jones of Wewahitchka,
'Barbara Watts, Iris Gathers
(Charles), Sherry Bolden and Har-
lotte Bolden of Port St. Joe, Pin-
kie Patterson of Tallahassee,.and
Karen Thomas (Darin) of McDill
AFB, Tampa.
Funeral services were Sat.
March 5. at 2:00 p.m. at Port St.
Joe High School Commons Area
with Rev. Charlie Anderson: offl-
Sclating. Interment followed at For-
est Hill Cemetery.


Jack E. Barlowe
Jack E. Barlowe. 80. passed
away Fnday afternoon. March 4.
in- Por4t-St~-Joe;-A-native of Conu-
cuh County, AL. he had been a
resident of Panama City for 47
) years. working as a carpenter and
building contractor. He was a
member of the St. Andrew Baptist
Church.
Survivors include his wife,
Mary Travis Barlowe of Panama
City; his children. Barbara Ann
Warrnner of Lillian. AL, Alton Tra-
vis Barlowe, Mary Jacqueline
Cambley, and William Everett
Barlowe, all of Panama City; four-
Steen grandchildren: nineteen
S great-grandchildren; and many
-nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services
were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday,
March 6, at Welcome Community
Cemetery in Conucuh County,
AL. Services in Alabama were pro-
vided by Cape Funeral Home in
Evergreen, AL.
Local services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home.


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Sam Sweazy
Agent

(904) 227-2106

528A Fifth Street
Port St. Joe. FL 32456


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Dave May and Dr. Jorge San Pedro call the roll of mem-
bership at last week's annual meeting of the St. Joseph's
Bay Country Club. The meeting marked 25 years of the
Club, which was built by the members and financed
through a Farmers Home Administration loan. The club has
never missed a payment on the loan, which is due to be
paid out in only five years. Approximately 125 members
were present for the meeting.


Opent Daify

4 p.m.- 10 p.m.

CST,


-- Top Of the Gulf
-,,.RESTAURANT & LOUNGE -
Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach
648-5275
*.. ': *'-* 31c i: 3


Elizabeth W. Thompson
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
Office: Hwv). 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Fax: (904) 648-4247 -

648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, 904-648-8818, Brenda Miller, 904/648-5435
BEACH SIDE MEXICO BEACH
Corner of 40th St. and Hwy. 98,'Mexico Beach.,Two adjacent lots to be sold to-
Sgether, one on comer of 40th St. 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. Qwner financing at 5% with 20% down payment. Ask for Brenda.

ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
New Listing, Sleepy Hollow Ranch Rd. (off 15th. St.) Two bd., 1 ba. on stilts, new
carpet, LR/DN/kitchen, roof 3-4 years old, new deck,. W/H 2-3 years. Lot 75'xl85',
$49,500.00.
New Listing, Robin Lane, Lot #9, Block 3, in nice residential subdivision 120' street
Sfrontage x 78' deep. OWNER SAYS SELL, PRICE REDUCED. $11,500.00. Ask for
Jay.
New Listing, Grand Isle Sub., Mexico Beach. One lot 75'x 112 1/2' on Charles Cor-
ner, third lot from Nan Nook. Lots of trees and faces open wooded area.
$11,500.00. Ask for Jay.
13th Street, Mexico Beach. Lot 17. Large lot 120' wide x 90' deep, one-half block
from beach. Nice location for home. Has some shade trees. Good elevation. Price
$19,500.00.
ST. JOE BEACH
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
New Listing: On eigh cleared comer lotj1. 'xl5' A lama and Columbus: A
portion of lots 2frfl 4cc' lfl' r aj, egitreefid has septic tank in
place. Mobile fho. r a.150.01
New Listing: LOTS on Gulf, Selma, Atlantic and Georgia Streets
Mobile homes acceptable. 75'X180' $9,250.00 ea. 90'x150' $17,250.00 ea. and
irregular sizes $17,250.00, ask for Elizabeth W. Thompson.
New Listing: Between Balboa & Coronado, St. Joe Beach. Cleared lot 50'x90' with.
septic tank, dedicated beach across highway, great view of beach. $32,500.00.
OVERSTREET
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. Ask for Elizabeth Thompson.
Wetappo Creek. Two adjacent lots 130' wide x 300' more or less deep each with
use of community dock on Wetappo Creek. Deep water'with access to intracoastal
canal. Country living at its best. Lots sold together. Price $9,500.00 each. Ask for
Elizabeth Thompson.
WEWAHITCHKA
New Listing, Red Bull Island, Two lots plus one (1) acre all in Red Bull Island Sub.,
Gulf County. Lots 19 and 20, Block M. Price-for all three parcels, $7,500.00. Ask
for Jay.
CAPE SAN BLAS
New Listing: Gulf Shore Dr., Lots 15 and 16, Cape San Bias Shores, Unit #1,
50'x1OOO', $45,000.
Gulf Shore Drive, Gulf front lot, lots i5, 16 and N 1/2 of Lot 14, Cape San Bias
Shores Subdivision, 62.5'x1OO' $65,000. See Brenda for details.
Gulf Shores 50'xlOO' lot in established subdivision with a paved street & gulf ac-
cess. $23,500. Ask for Jay.
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.
CAPE SAN BLAS GULF SIDE
Nice highway front lot in an established area. 122'x160,' extra-frontage. Great build-
ing site for a residence or a business. This lot comes with access to the Gulf. A
great price at $25,000.00.
WHITE CITY
New Listing: 3 bedroom, 1 bath house with large kitchen, living room, dining room.
New roof, new windows & doors, carpeting, new kitchen oak cabinets. Stor. bldg.
Yard partially fenced. Assumable Mortgage. $31,500.00. Ask for Brenda.


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1THEI STARPdORTSsT. JOE.*FL aTrDAV. MARCH 10- 1 AA


Baseball Season Opens


Sharks and Gators Both Split


Games


Girl Scouts Tour Businesses By Penny Ford


Girl Scout Troop 242 would
like to thank the Port St Joe Ma-
SsonicLodge for the dinner they
held for us and also for the U.S.
Flag which they presented to us.
The Flag was flown over the Unit-
ed States capital. It took a lot of
time and effort to prepare this for
us and we wanted to let them
know how much- we appreciate
them doing this for, us; Thank
you.


We have been studying ca-
reers with the girls and we would
like to thank the following people
for letting us come and visit them
and their work place. The Star
Publishing Co., showed us the
press and how it works. Our girls
loved it; The Wewa State Bank,
the girls were extremely im-
pressed wi t he vault and all the
money; Rish and Gibson Attor-
neys at Law, where we learned


some about the legal system, the
wall were filled with books, the
girls didn't know if they could
read quite that many; and Dr.
May's office where we learned
about dental ,care, they thought 7
that germ "bugs" were gross. We
thank you all for taking the time
to show the girls about your pro-
fession and let them know that
they can be anything they want
to be when they grow up. Thank
you, Troop 242.


WE'RE NUMBER ONE! On floor, Damien Byrd. Kneeling, from left: Mario Larry, Barry Adkison, Kendrick
Addison, Jermaine Larry, and Chris Williams. Standing, from left: Steve Maxwell, Tommy Curtis, Des Baxter, Chad
Quinn, Robert Williams, Doyle Crosby., John Bryant, Damon Walker and Coach Eppinette.


LIBERTY CO., 5
PORT ST. JOE, 4 ;
Shark bats were-mostly silent
against the Liberty County Bull-
dogs in their first game of the
season Saturday, allowing the
'Dogs to take a 5-4 victory in the
bottom of the eighth.
Neil Grantham drove in Matt
Perkins with a single to score the
tie-breaker. The Bulldogs touched
Shark hurlers Josh Colbert and
Adam Taylor for only four hits
over the eight Innings. The
Sharks committed two errors.
Colbert started on the
mound, giving way to Taylor in
the seventh. Brian Jenkins was
behind the: plate for the Sharks.
Rankin started for Bristol, and
was relieved by Conyers in the
sixth. Beauchamp completed the
Bulldogs' battery.
Liberty scored first in the first
inning, with the Sharks bouncing
back in the fifth. The Bulldogs
put three more runs on the score-
board in the sixth and the Sharks
tied the game up .again inthe top
. of the seventh. Liberty's single in'
the bottom of the eighth was the
winning run.
Adam Tayor and Josh Colbert
both went two for three at the




WAKULLA, 19
PORT ST. JOE, 6
Wakulla took advantage of a
big 12-run second inning and 19
Port St. Joe errors to really Jump
on the ELady Sharks last Thurs-
day.
Dottle Davis had two of the
Lady Sharks' three hits with a
double, two RBI and 'a stolen
base. Michelle Martin had the
other hit.
St. Joe 000 06- 6 3 19
Wakulla 1[12]6 Ox-12 11 5
BLOUNTSTOWN, 12
PORT ST. JOE, 8
The Blountstown Lady Tigers
used a five run fifth inning to de-
feat the Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
in fast-pitch softball Tuesday eve-
ning here in Port St. Joe.
Dottle Davis led the Sharks
at the plate, going three for four
with four RBI. Kendra McDaniel
was two for three and Heather
Walsh had a perfect evening, go-
ing two for two.
The Sharks out-hit Blount-
stown, eight to six, but commit-
ted 10 errors, which cost them
the game.
B'town 103 051 2-12 6 4
St. Joe 411 101 0- 8 8 10
The Sharks travelled to Talla-
hassee to meet Maclay Wednes-
day;

Project Grad Meets
Project Graduation Meeting
Monday, March 14, at 7:00
p.m. All senior parents urged to
attend.


plate and Ryan Yeager was two
for four.
St. Joe 000 010 30-4 8 2
Liberty 100 003 01-5 4 1
PORT ST. JOE, 12
BLOUNTSTOWN, 5
The Sharks took their first
baseball win Tuesday evening,
collecting 12 hits and 10 walks
from five Blountstown pitchers in
their second outing of the season.
Brian Jenkins led the Shark
attack with three hits in four
trips to the plate. Josh Colbert
added two -hits, Including a dou-
ble. Barry Adkison and Ryan.
Yeager also hit doubles.
Adam Taylor. started on the
mound and took the win and was
relieved by Josh Colbert in the
seventh. Eric Ramsey completed
the Shark battery.
Kearce started for the Tigers
and was the losing pitcher. He
was relieved by Young In the
third. Shuler and McCaskill all
came on -in the. third, when the
Sharks had a big four-run, inning.
Dunn came on in the on in the seventh to
finish the game.
The Sharks scored nine runs
in the first three innings and
chased three pitchers. They
scored insurance runs In the
sixth and seventh Innings.
The Tigers scored three-times
in the first inning and were shut
down by Taylor until the-final in-
ning, when they scored two more
runs.
St. Joe 414 001 2-12 12 2
B'town 300 000 2- 5 7 3
The Sharks will host North
Florida Christian Friday evening
at 6:30 and travel to. Monticello
for a Saturday afternoon game.
The team will also, be on the road
Monday, travelling to Apalachico-
la for a 7:00 p.m.'game with the
Sharks.
WEWAHITCHKA, 4
CARRABELLE, 3
It took a two-out double in
the seventh inning by Beau Whit-
field, to drive in the winning run
for the Wewahitchka Gators sec-
ond victory of the baseball sea-
son. It was Carrabelle's opener
and the Gators' first District
game of the year.
iThe Gators jumped off to a
one run lead in the top of the first
inning, but the lead didn't last
very long. Carrabelle came roar-
ing back in the third inning and
touched lefty Jereihy Pridgeon for
Sa couple of runs' and walks in
succession and pushed across
three runs before Pridgeon could
shut them down. Pridgeon buck-
led down to strike out four and
earn his first victory of the sea-
son.
Steve Cook went the route for
Carrabelle, giving up six hits.
Mike Morgan stroked two of
those six hits.
Wewa 100 100 2-4,6 0
Carrabelle 003 000 0-3 6 1
BLOUNTSTOWN, 4
WEWAHITCHKA 1


Gary Shuler held the Wewa-
hitchka Gators to two singles. Fri-
day, edging the Gators, 4-1.
The Tigers collected nine hits
off Gator hurlers, Casey Kelly and
Tranum McLemore, who relieved,
in the sixth. Whitfield was behind
the plate.
It was a no-run game until
the fourth, when the Tigers
scored the go-ahead run. The Ga-
tors bounced back with a run to.
tie the game up in the fifth In-
ning, but the Tigers pushed
across two more runs in the top
of the sixth, which the Gators
failed to answer in their end of
the inning. The Tigers added an;
insurance run in the seventh.
The Gators played errorless
baseball.
B'town 000 102 1-4 9 2
Wewa 000 010 0--1 2 0

Commodores,
Lewis & Clark
Meet Here Today
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege will play on Shark field this
Thursday evening. The '94 base-
ball Commodores will host Lewis
and Clark College, of Godfrey, Illi-
nois in the 6:30 EST game.
Admission is free, and the public
is invited to witness the collegiate
level of competition, to be held at
the high school baseball field.
A concession stand will be-
open.


New Fire Regulations On

'Stilt Coastal Dwellings


John Billingsley, Director of
the Division of Hotel and Restau-
rants within the Department of
Business and Professional Regu-.
lation (BPR), announced today
that all resort dwellings statewide
constructed on stiltpilings with
two levels above the pilings quali-
fy as three-story structures. As
such, those dwellings, which are
licensed by BPR, must now have
an approved means of egress
from the structure or a sprinkler
system installed by October 1.
"Chapter 509.215, Florida
Statutes, and other state regula-
tions call for the installation of a
sprinkler system or the construc-
tion of a door and stairway in
public lodging establishments
three stories or more in height,"
said Billingsley; "We have decided
and the Fire Marshall's Office has
agreed that resort .dwellings on
pilings with two levels above the
pilings (resulting in a structure
over 75 feet high) meet the defini-
tion of a three story structure.
These dwellings' must now have
an outside door and stair leading
to the ground or a fire sprinkler
system."
Documentation for when this
work will begin and when it will
be completed must be signed by
both the owner and the contrac-


tor by April 1, and submitted to
BPR's Division of Hotels and Res-
-taurants.
:Billingsley said the decision
was based on a concern for pub-
lic. health and safety and was
made after meeting with repre-
sentatives of Port St. Joe Fire De-
partment, the Franklin County
Building Department, the State
Fire Marshall's Office, the Real-
tors' Association and the Home
Builders' Association.


AGENCY CONTRACT WORK
The Gulf County Association for Re-
tarded Citizens provides a training
program for developmentally disa-
bled adults. Each work crew con-
sists of three to eight workers and a
trainer/supervisor. We offer a varie-
ty of services, but we are presently
interested in janitorial service con-
tracts-commercial and residential.
We are always looking for new op-
portunities to diversify or expand
present operations. We have a repu-
tation for quality work performed in
a timely manner and references are
available upon request. If there are
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Ses! r


Sharks Defeat West Palm Beach Cardinal

Newman to Officially Take the Top Spot In Class AA Basketball


The Sharks swarmed over
West Palm Beach Cardinal New-
man's basketball for four tension
packed quarters to win the state
basketball championship for
Class AA Friday afternoon in Tall-
lahassee's Civic Center, after,
spotting their foes a 12-4 lead"
early in the first quarter.
The Sharks played three
games getting to the final contest
and in each game, the opponents
,jumped off to a big lead in the
early going, and in all three
games, the Port St. Joe team
played the same swarm-type de-
fense to stop the other team, cold,
and take the lead, never to relin-
quish it again. Chipley took a big
eleven point lead in the first quar-
ter of the Regional. The same
thing' with Vernon and Union
County. When the same scenario
began in the championship game
with Cardinal Newman, the Port
St. Joe fans just sat back in their
seats, and waited for the tide to
turn.
It did!
TAKE LEAD TO KEEP
With a little more than three
minutes remaining in the second
quarter, Des Baxter drove in for a
lay-up, giving the Sharks the lead
for the first time in the game; a.
lead they never turned loose the-
remainder of the evening.
The Sharks continued their
swarm tactics, non-stop; keeping
the. -pressure on, the Cardinal
Newman players every' step of the
way, on both ends of the court.
The Sharks used every player on
the bench, utilizing the fresh legs
when they needed them. The tem-
po didn't change. Mario Larry had
seven steals of the basketball
during the game. That was the
kind of swarm defense the Sharks
put up. It was awesome
The larger Cardinal Newman
team was a good, solid, large
team. They had a long distance
shooter in senior Tim McCoobray,
who kept his team In contention
for the last several minutes of the
championship game. But the in-
tentional foul shooting of Des
Baxter and Chad Quinn sealed'


CELEBRATION!!


The Championship trophy
held by Coach Eppinette..


How Sweet It Is! Des Baxter, Doyle Crosby and
Jermaine Larry in a three-way hug.


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and often a broken or chipped
tooth may be ignored. Injuries
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the win, for the Sharks as they
both hit both of their foul shots in
the final 11 seconds of the game.,
BYRD'S SHOT TIES GAME
Damien Byrd gave the Sharks
a tie. with the Cardinal Newman
squad with 4:15 left in the second
quarter, before Baxter's go-ahead
points with 3:56 left.. Mario Larry
wiggled through the defenders for
another two-point lay-up and
Damon Walker hit a short jumper
to boost the Shark lead to 27-19
at the buzzer. It was this scoring
flurry and others like it, coupled
with the ever-present defense
which saw the Sharks through.
You could say the Sharks were
getting lucky shots to fall from
off-balance, over guarded and
from all members of the team,
but the Sharks made their own
luck Friday afternoon.
SECOND HALF
Things didn't subside any
during the second quarter, either.
If anything, the Sharks increased
the intensity of their defense and
the deliberateness of their shoot-
ing as they ran up a 31-19 lead
before a desperate Cardinal New-
man began to take measures to
turn the game around, to no
avail. -
By the end of the third quar-
ter, Cardinal Newman had cut
the Shark lead to 45-40, but they
still had those pesky little bees.
swarming, around. their legs,
stealing basketballs and, surpris-
ingly, controlling the boards at
both ends of the court.
Things began to get close in
the final period, but the Port St.
Joe fans-which were in the Civic
Center in abundance-weren't
overly concerned. They had seen
it before. Fouling to get the ball
back, Cardinal Newman had been
utilizing the three-point effective-
ness of McCoobray to chip away
at the .Shark lead, but the move
fell short. With the score at 63-61
at the 33 second spot. Baxter and
.Quinn hit their foul shots-the fi-
nal coming with 2.2 seconds re-
maining-after McCoobray had
been defended effectively from
making his final treys. earning'
the Sharks a 67-61 state champI-.
onship victory.
TOURNEY HONORS
FOR BAXTER, J. LARRY
Sophomore Des Baxter
walked away with' tournament
honors as most valuable player
and a spot on the all-tournament
team. Jermaine Larry, who had.
played his defensive heart out,
also received a designation on, the
all-tournament team.
Doyle Crosby, the youngest
man on either squad. was hon-
ored for having the highest grade-
point average of the tournament
teams.
It was the fourth state cham-
pionship for the Sharks--the first
since 1981-and the third for
head coach Vern Eppinette. The
Coach said he was very proud of
the tenacity and poise his team
showed in the Civic Center. "No
one expected us to win, being
such a young team, but other
coaches at the tournament com-
mented to me about how much
intensity our men put into the
game. They stayed with the game
plan and showed great poise, es-
pecially falling behind right atthe
start."
Coach Eppinette said the
team went through the entire sea-
son playing "over their 'heads",


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losing only to larger teams. 'We
didn't lose a single division game
all year."
The coach said the team will
have their work cut out for them
next year. 'We'll probably start
the year, ranked number one,,
since we lose only one player.'.
We're going to schedule the
toughest. games we can find, to
give us the experience." Eppinette
said.
Evidently, the Sharks are
planning to be back in the final
four again next year.
Score by quarters:
St. Joe 111.6 18 22--67
Newman 14 5 21 21--61
ST. JOE-M. Larry 1 2 4, J.
Larry 7 1 15, Walker 0-4-4,
Bryant 3-1-7, Quinh 1-2-5, Bax-
ter 7-5-22, Adkison 1-0-3, Byrd
1-0-3, Crosby 2-0-4.
NEWMAN-Shannon 7-7-21,
Sewer 4-2-10, McCoobray 9-1-24,
Carpenter 1-0-2, Oliver 2-0-4,
Polulack 0-0-0, Huth 0-0-0, Lavi-
ola 0-0-0, McBay 0-0-0.

PORT ST. JOE, 78
UNION COUNTY, 57
Port St. Joe started off slug-
gish, falling behind 8-0 in the
opening minutes of the basketball
game Wednesday afternoon, but
by the time the game ended, they
were going like a downhill skier,
with Union County unable to
,keep up. The Sharks worked their
opponents around to their game
tempo and took a semi-final victo-
ry in the state Final Four basket-
ball tournament in the Leon
County Civic Center.
Union County took a quick
eight point lead and before .the
Sharks snapped to attention,
they were behind 13-2. Union got
their early lead on three straight.
treys by David Thomas. who end- .
ed the game leading his team in
scoring with 15 points.
The Sharks quickly. solved
Mr. Thomas' habits however, and
began to cut the lead down with
their own brand of constant pres-
sure against their opponents.
As Coach Vern Eppinette put
It, "We felt constant pressure
would take its toll".
The'Sharks' pressure defense


featured 11 steals and forced Un-
ion into 17 turnovers. The game
was almost a replay of the Vernon
game,. in which they won the Re-
gional championship.
After being behind by 13-2 in
the opening minutes of the first
period, the constant pressure
plus the shooting of Des Baxter-
who had 33 points in the game-
pulled the Sharks to only a one
point deficit, 19-18, by the end of
the first quarter.
All of the dozen members on
the Shark squad saw action in
the .game and only one failed to
score.
The Shark pressure grew
more intense as the game went.
along, the Sharks took the lead to
keep in the closing minutes of the
first half. Baxter drilled a three-
pointer followed with a drive the
full length of the court to. give
Port St. Joe its first lead at 31-28.
The Sharks never looked
back.
Tiger Coach Jimmy Thomas
said, 'We've never played anyone
with that kind' of intensity."
The Sharks put 'the game
away with an 11-2 run in the
third quarter and nailed on the
lid in the final stanza with a 12-0
run.
The Union County team was
clearly uncomfortable with the
fact the intensive play of the.
Sharks wouldn't allow them to
get ,into their half-court offense
pattern they prefer. They never
were able to adopt their rhythm
after the opening minutes of the
game, despite their height advan-
tage in Artha Reeves and Darren
Deloach.
Score by quarters:
St. Joe' 18 17 1924-78
Union Co. 19 13 15 10-57
ST. JOE-M. Larry 0-1-1. J.
Larrv 3-0-6, Walker 2-1-6, Brvant
3-1-7, Quinn 2-0-5, Baxter 11-6-
33, C. Williams 0-2-2. Addison 0-
0-0. Adkison 2-1-7, Byrd 2-0-5,
. Crosby 3-0-6. R. Williams 0-0-0.
UNION-Thomas 5-0-15,
Griffin 6-0-12, Bethea -5z2-12,
Reeves 2-2-6. Zow 3-2-8, Alexdn-
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Honor Roll Students...Port St. Joe High School
Principal Wes Taylor Is proud Jodle Wear, Casey White, Casie Alyson Williams*. Barry Adkison. church. John Wear. Stacey Wil-
to announce Port St. Joe High Williams. Latonya Bailey, April Bryant, liams.
School's fourth six weeks Honor 9th Grade Karen Falbeo Quatonia Croom, Dana Fox. Sa- 12th Grade Jennifer Clark*.
Roll (asterisks denote all A's): Robbi Funderburk*, Kayce Knox*' rah Fox, Deanna Horton, Kristl Tim Hatcher*. Zyris Hill*,. Kara
7th Grade Anna Duren'. Stephanie Maxwell*, Ronisu Bird. Kirkland, Michelle Lindsey, Sere- Hogue', Shalonda McNeal*. Chris
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frey' Wade Kennington, Piper. Medna, HarmonyPriest. Melane en*. Dyshanda Boykins. Missy Sherry Fennell Shelley Fettnger
Redmond. Jason Richardson. Quinn. Rocky Quinn. Bryan Si- Nobles'. Jessica White', Charron Latasha Foxworth. Anthony Fran-
Wendy Sander, Krystal Tharpe. .N os S y h Ta- Addison, Jennifer Bell, .Damlen cis. Lenka Kucerova, Caroline Lis-
Donna Thomas. Adrew Tillery. tn. Willism T'a Mthwa Byrd. Davida Byrd. Amber .Con- ter. Christie Maestri, Dana Maige,
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Jeremy Dixon'. Jason Gammilll.*, i. ly, teae Daves. Teresa Evensen. Stepha- .Eric Monteiro, Stephanie Norris,
Kltdly,mberson*. Stephanie. .. bb,. Christy wood. Alty tle._.Qa.dis. j.NatalIe -Gant..ustin.- ~ iEn Oliver- .aml ;Parr-isbh'-Tac
Lawrence*, Jarred- Pattersoni*,. o d, ,- Gerlach, Heather Hanson, Chy Peilffer. Pausha Pendarvis. Lato-
William Bryant, Acacia Clark. '10th Grade Erica Beard*. Harrison, Jon Hawkins. Tawanda nia Peterson. Amos Pittman, Eric
Jennifer Gaddis, Sabrina Han- Dusty Daniels*, Leslie Falson*. Jenkins, Alice Kennington, Tres Ramsey. Davis Smith, Christy
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en Stevens, Gregory Summers. Redmond', Jennie Smallwood*. Latresha Quinn. Candice Up- Wood, Bill Wyatt.


Port 8t. Joe Elementary Honor Roll Pupils


Principal Gerald Lewter is
proud to announce the fourth six
weeks Honor Roll at Port St. Joe
Elementary (asterisks denote all
A's):
3rd Grade James Daniels*,
Addam Duke'. Susan Ellmer*,
Colleen Falbe', Margaret Gibson'.
Tessi Layfield'. Bryan Thomas',
Tyler Welmorts', Alisha Barber.
Julia Comforter. Daphne Crosby.
Amy Doster. Patrick Fitzgerald.
Jolie Hogan. Stephen Hoover,
Carla Johnson, Chris Knox. Adri-


an Peterson, Jennifer Raffleld. Za-
chary Roney, Matthew Rose. Jes-
sica Sheriill. Anna Tankersley,
Bobby White.
4th Grade Ashley Bryan'.
-Lisa Curry'. Carla Money'. Ken
Peak'. Brittany Reeves*,' Mary
Amerson. Linnette Bailey. Natalie
Burge, Joshua Carter, Santiel
Chambers. Dustin Crews. Rob
Dykes, Benjamin Henderson.
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Nobles. Dwayne Piergiovanni. Ta-
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fourth six weeks Honor Roll (aste-
risks denote all A's):
3rd Grade Danlelle Barnes*.
Stephen Gaddis*. Traci Richard-
son'. Christina Colson*. Brad
Blackmon, Ashley Burkett, Aaron
Hamm. Jedidlah O'Clair. Michele
Keith, Jeremy Owens, Charles
Parker, Vicki Reed, Jennifer Til-
lery. Erica Tuten. Jessica Vice.
4th Grade Audra Williams',
Drew Tuten*. Kim Tillery.
5th Grade Amber Davis*,
Karissa Thomas*.. Stephanie
Blackmon. Becki Earley. Melissa
Haun, Keesha Linton, Jenny Pat-
terson, Adam White, Seth Wil-
liams.
6th Grade Nicole Smith'.
John Gainous'. Matt Flelsch-
mann. Amanda Marquardt.
Wayne Lindsey. Ricky Lamber-
son. Kevin Conoley. Danielle
Bryan, Josh OClair.


David Patrick*, Jessica Tarpley'.
Veronica Adkins. Benjamin Ash-
craft, Michael Beasley, Mary
Beck, Michael Bouington, Buck
Burkett,. James Capps, Matthew
Caswell, Nicholas Comforter. Jen-
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Martinez, Angela McDowell, Su-
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Capitol NewS

Round-Up
By Jack Harper



The Florida Legislature with little fanfare and few headlines took
a tentative step last week in what is called "performance-based budget-
ing,". a gobbledegook term that average folk and most journalists don't
really understand, but means to direct tax dollars to well-managed pro-
grams and cut ineffective ones.
S It's a dramatic departure from the current system. of increased
spending on most programs every year without determining whether they
help the public or carry out the intent of the legislature.
: The new budgeting plan was included in the $38 billion appropria-
Stlons act preliminarily approved in the Hdthse for two pilot agencies, the
Department of Revenue and the Department of Administration. Some op-
position has been reported in the Senate, but mostly among staffers, not
elected officials.
: Bells should be ringing and rockets soaring in the air for taxpayers,
citizens who do business with the state, and clients of state agencies (all
of us, really). A more efficient and competitive state government means
happy days are ahead for everybody, including the bureaucracy which
thinks It may lose some of Its power.
S Performance based budgeting will break down spending by programs
and measure their results to see if they are worth continuing. Now pro-
Sgrams are measured by how much work-load they process, not if they
are doing any good.
The reforms are coming none too soon. Remember the computer fias-
co last year when the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services
(the largest state agency in the world) was costing millions in computer
errors? A Florida State University computer specialist said HRS got Into
that bind because it let the federal government talk it into buying a
bigger computer system than it needed or could manage. That wouldn't
happen in performance-based budgeting and, if it did, it would be quick-
ly detected and corrected.
Learning from pilot programs you try yourself or observe in operation
iri other states before investing the farm on some new idea is part of the
reform package, too.
Listen up, you boot camp enthusiasts
There is a lot of money earmarked in the budget that will be finalized
this week for boot camps to turn wayward youths around. The camps
sound good, something is certainly needed, but there is little history in
them. In fact, the one state boot camp for selected prisoners 14 to 24 op-
erated in Sumter County since 1987 has a poor record.
The House Criminal Justice Committee, headed by Rep. Kelley
Smith, D-Palatka, found the camp was reporting a 74 percent success
rate because only 26 percent of its grads were being reincarcerated. Actu-
ally 66 percent of them were re-arrested (a 44 percent success rate), but
not put back in jail because of plea outs, failure to appear after ball had
been set, or their probation time was extended. Some just took off to oth-
er -states where they were not tracked.
.-There will very probably be a new juvenile justice agency headed,
perhaps, by Circuit Judge Charles McClure of Tallahassee, If legislators
can talk him into accepting the job. McClure, a former marine experi-
enced in Juvenile criminal justice, likes boot camps. He also heads a coa-
lition that supports a one-half cent sales tax for prisons and criminal jus-
tice (including boot camps). instead of the one-percent tax proposed by
Insurance Commissioner Tom Gallagher.
Many of the decisions on boot camps and follow-up residential pro-
grams stressing education and jobs are being made in the legislature this
week. Both the House and Senate budgets include $613,200 for each of
the state's boot camps operating now in Leon, Manatee, Escambia, and
Pinellas counties, plus brand new facilities in Volusia and Martin
counties.
Seven boot camps (counting the one in Sumter operated by the De-
partment of Corrections) seems a little heavy for investments in pilot pro-
grams which don't have a track record. Maybe some early performance-
bdsed budg1ing"Is needed. -
I ROSEWOOD: House and, Senate committees. extended the hearings
In the 1923 Rosewood massacre late last week when the accuracy of a
Legislative report that the governor, the Levy County sheriff, and other
officials allowed a white mob to destroy the tiny black community was
questioned.
Assistant Attorney General Jim Peters said he has been contacted by
people who claim it didn't happen as the survivors and their descendants
claim and there is no evidence the sheriff and governor knew abut the
impending rampage and did nothing to prevent it.
-A relative of one of the two white men killed at Rosewood will testify
that they were ambushed when they were invited to a black home to pick
up a rape suspect and thus avoid racial trouble, Peters said.
Meanwhile, writer Gary Moore, who uncovered and wrote about the
massacre for two Florida newspapers, has criticized the report and wants
the state to pay him $10,000 to testify at the hearing. Also, professors
hired by the state to research the claims of Rosewood survivors last week
refused to answer some questions at the hearing because they want to do
a book on the incident.
GUN CONTROL legislation is dead, at least for this session, after the
Senate Commerce Committee last week killed the assault weapon bill
and four other measures controlling the sale and possession of firearms.
GAYS WIN. A constitutional amendment that the American Family
Association of Florida wanted to put on the ballot that would ban anti-
discrimination laws for gay and lesbians was rejected by the Supreme
Court. The judges (6-0) did not say the proposed amendment would be
unconstitutional, only that it dealt with more than one subject and was
not;clear enough.
'SEX CONTROL. A House Human Services panel kept a bill alive that
would give bonuses to men and women on welfare to not have children.
$Id0 a month for 10 years for women who would consent to birth con-
trol. A single $500 payment for vasectomies for men. There was a tie vote
on the bill, but panel members decided to bring it back up for considera-
tion again this week.
The Senate Criminal Justice Committee added execution to chemical
castration for onnvicted rapists in a bill passed on a 5-2 vote. Judges
could force second-time convicted rapists to take a drug which reduces
sexual aggression. Third time rapists could get the death penalty.


Linda Jackson Selected As

Franklin's Teacher of Year


Linda Jackson, a 198.1 honor
graduate of Port St.. Joe Jr.-Sr.
High school and a resident of St.
Joe Beach, was recently selected
- by the faculty of Chapman Ele-
.mentary School in Apalachicola
as their 'Teacher of the Year".
Jackson has been teaching for


seven years at Chapman. having
taught grades four and six during
her tenure. She presently teaches
students In grades three and four
in the Exceptional Student Edu-
cation Department.
Jackson has served In vari-
ous capacities while on the facul-"
ty of Chapman: Science Fair
Chairperson. Science Fair Co-
chairperson, Category Judge-
Florida Science and Engineering
'Fair; Spelling Bee Coordinator;
SAC Committee Member; SCA Ad-
visor; Child Study Team Member,
and Textbook Review Committee
SMember.
Jackson received her AA.A.
from Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege in Panama City, her B.A.
from Huntingdon College in
Montgomery, AL, and her M.S.
from Florida State University in
Tallahassee. Future plans include
pursuing a Doctoral Degree in
Special Education, with emphasis
on research and training of teach-
ers.
Jackson is the daughter of
Bobby and Elaine Jackson of Port
St. Joe.


I It seemed to many Shark fans
that local media was not giving
.the varsity basketball team any
coverage except for an occasional
mention. Throughout this glori-
outis basketball season, the team
has been covered fully by this ar-
ticle and this paper. While other
news media are beginning their
coverage on the basketball team,
the team's coverage continues
here.
In the first game against Un-
ion County High School (colors-
purple & gold), the crowd was an
interesting spectacle to watch.
Said one observer, "It was inter-
esting in the first half to see the
Lake Butler purple and gold jump
up and down, and then see them.
in a stumper and St. Joe's purple
and gold going crazy the rest of
the game." This exuberant crowd
was typical of every game St. Joe
played. Many agreed that no
crowd had spirit like that of the
Sharks. The score of the Shark's
victory over Union County is 78-
57, and the victory over Cardinal
Newman Is 67-61.
Congratulations not only goes
out to the team and Coach Eppin-
ette for bringing home the first
state title In a decade, but also
SDoyle Crosby for being named the
Class 2A Scholar Athlete, Jer-
maine Larry for being named to
the Class 2A All-Tournament
Team, and Des Baxter for being
the Class 2A Most Valuable
Player.
Tracey Fitzgerald brought
home the county spelling bee
award this week as she became
the Gulf County 1994 Spelling
Bee Champ. Tracey will be com-
peting in the Regional Bee on Sat-
urday. March 19, at Gulf Coast
Community College.
Several seniors have received
more acceptance letters this
week. Bryan Butts, Eric Monteiro,
and Ellsa Eyslee have been ac-
cepted for the fall term at the
University of Central Florida.
Also, Tim Hatcher was recently
accepted to University of Miami's
1994 freshman class. Tim has
also been admitted to Miami's
Motion Picture Department in the
School of Communications. In ad-
dition, Tim has also been award-
ed the very generous Henry K.


Card of Thanks
I. my children, and parents
would'- like- to thank many foi-
their prayers during 'our past 22
months of nightmares. God said
he wouldn't put on us anymore
than we could bear: just before
the load got too heavy, He sent us
Bob, and he gratefully took the
load from bur lives.
Today, I watched my children
laughing, playing, and growing
together as a family should be.
Yesterday' is behind us, and to-
morrow looking forward. A house
is built of brick and stone, but a
home is built of love alone. And
unlike some, I believe- being to-
gether is important to build a
home.
Many Thanks,
Mary Ann, David, Tiffany,
Benjamin, GeGe, and Papa


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CAROLINE LISTER
Stafford Scholarship.
Girls softball has begun and?
the girls are learning to adjust to
the new fast-pitch style of play. In
the Bay County Classic on Satur-
day, the softball team won one*
game and lost two. Leading the
team were Alyson Williams 3 for
8, Kendra McDaniel 3 for 9, and
Dottle Davis 3 for 9 with one
homerun. Kendra pitched all
three games and had 9 strike-
outs.
This past week. Georgette
Walden was selected by the Gulf
Coast Electric Co-op to receive an
all-expense paid trip to Washing-
ton, DC, in June. Georgette com-
peted against several of her Jun-
iors with regard to poise and
knowledge of co-op services and
activities to win this honor.
Two weekly awards, the 7th
grade Students of the Week and
Shooting Stars, were awarded.
The Students of the Week are Na-
tasha Gay and Marky Contley. The
Shooting Stars are Mario Swans-
ton and Rachel Harris.
The PRIDE flag honorees last
week were Wes Ramsey, Rachel
Lane, Jennifer Gaddis, Mrs.
Crews' 5th and 6th period class-
es. Georgette Walden, and the
varsity boys basketball team.
Famous people don't usually
frequent the high school, but
when they do....crazy things hap-
pen. This past week, former FSU
and present San Francisco 49'ers
football player Amp Lee visited
PSJHS. While sitting in Econom-
ics studying the Factors of Pro-
duction, we heard screams from
the lunchroom. Thinking a riot
was going on during middle
school lunch, we all became excit-
ed. We were astounded when we
discovered it was just Amp Lee.
Imagine what would happen if
former Gator great Emmitt Smith
comes to Port St. Joe High
School?
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This Income tax season is the
26th anniversary of AARP's in-
volvement in providing free TAX
COUNSELING services to. the eld-
erly in cooperation with the Inter-
nal Revenue Service.
It 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


~ UnitedT States TnteniaT Revenue
Service is designed to help those
older taxpayers and low income
individuals in obtaining full tax
benefits through the filing accu-
rate returns which take full ad-
vantage of all benefits.
Gulf County's free tax-aide
counselor sites will be In Port St.-
Joe at the Gulf County Public Li-
brary on Monday, 1:00 p.m. to
5:00 p.m.; and the First Union
National Bank of Florida,
Wednesday. 12:30 p.m. to 4:30
p.m.

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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND THE
GULF COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
AMENDMENTS) IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO. 93S1 NOI-2301-(A)-(1)

The Department gives notice of its intent to find the Amendment(s) to the
Comprehensive Plan for Gulf County, adopted by Ordinance No(s). 93-10 on
November 3, 1993, IN COMPLIANCE, pursuant to Sections 163.3184 and
163.3187, F.S.

The adopted Gulf County Comprehensive Plan, Amendment(s) and .the De-,
partment's Objections, Recommendations, and Comments'Report; (if any), ,
are available for public inspection Monday'through Friday, except for legal
holidays, during normal business hours, at the County Courthouse, Clerk's
Office, 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. ,

Any affected person, as defined in Section 163.3184, F.S., has a right to
petition for an administrative hearing to challenge the proposed agency de-
termination that the Amendment(s) to the Gulf County Comprehensive Plan
are In Compliance, ,as defined in Subsectionr 163.3184 (1), F.S. The peti-
tion must filed within twenty-one (21) days after publication of this notice,.
and must include all of the, information and contents described in Rule 9J-
11.012(8), F.A.C. The petition shall be filed with the Agency Clerk, ,Depart-
ment of Community Affairs, 2740 Centerview Drive, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-2100, and a copy mailed or delivered to the local government. Fail-
1ure to timely file a petition shall constitute a waiver of any right to request
an administrative proceeding as a petitioner under Section 120,57, F.S,. If a
petition is filed, the purpose of the administrative hearing will-be to present
evidence and testimony and forward a recominended order to the Depart-
ment. If no petition is filed, this Notice of Intent shall become final agency
action..

If a petition is filed, other affected persons may petition for leave to inter-
vene in the proceeding. A petition for intervention must be. filed at leastfive-
(5) days before the final .hearing and must include all of the information and
contents described in Rule 221-6.010, F.A.C. A petition for leave.to inter-
vene shall be filed at the Division of Administrative Hearings, Department of
Management Services, 1230 Apaladhee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida
'32399-1550. Failure to petition to intervene within the allowed time frame
constitutes a waiver of any right such a person has to request a hearing un-
der Section 120.57, F.S., or to participate in the administrative"hearing.

/s/ Charles G. Pattison, Director
.Department of Community Affairs
* 'Division of Resource Planning and Management
2740 Centerview Drive
Tallahassee, 'Florida 32399-2100 Publish March 10,1994


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1994 PAGE 3B


Wewahitchka

Elementary

News...
By Linda Whitfield


C.A.R.E. Really Cares
Delores Windolf, one of the
counselors from C.A.R.E. (Chemi-
cal Addiction Recovery Effort), is
at WES this week doing a drug
program in the third and sixth
grades. Hoping to teach children
how to make the decision not to
use drugs, Mrs. Windolf presents
a straight forward program about
this tough issue. Little children
have the right to .be protected
from drugs.
Jail & Bail Jailbird Judi
The American Cancer Socie-
ty's most successful find raiser,
except for maybe Golf Card, will
be here on March 18. Jail & Bail
helps raise millions for research
on cancer. All of us know some-
one who has lost their life to can-
cer. Judi Lister is our candidate
for the "behind bars scene". We
need the help of our students to
keep on bringing their money to
help bail her out. Leading the
pack for the room with the most
money was: Rebecca Birning-
ham, Joe Walker, and Kim Lud-
lam in the intermediate grades
and Judi Lister, Linda Whitfield,
and Linda Tremain in the primary
grades. The winning classes will
be treated to a pizza party from
Miss Judi. Thanks for your help.
10 Ways To Praise A Child
You figured it out Fantastic
Job Hip, hip, hooray Magnifi-
cent Marvelous Terrific *
You're Important Phenomenal *
You're Sensational.
U.S. Postal Service Coloring
WES's new postal program,
Wee Delivery. is great. Mr. Lord,


our Postmaster in town, has done
a lot to help us out. He has just
given us coloring books that show
a lot of the most interesting
stamps with a little bit of history
attached. The children, large and
small, have enjoyed these in their
spare time.
Smokey the Bear
Visits Kindergarten
The kindergarten teachers
have been studying woodland an-
imals and in keeping with this,
they invited Smokey the Bear to
come and talk to the children.
Woodsy Owl may come, too.
Teachers Alisa Walker, Nadine
Whittled, and Connie St. .Clair
appreciate. the forestry depart-
ment's commitment to education.
C.T.B.S. Upon Us (Mercy!)
The students at WES will be
taking the C.T.B.S. during the
week of March 21-25. Parents
can help by doing a few things
with us-go over any review
sheets your child brings home,
give them a good breakfast the
mornings of the test, let them get
plenty' of sleep the night before,
and encourage them to do their
best. .,
From a Two Year Old
Sometimes we say things that
a very young child misconstrues.
Our secretary's, (Sandra ,Hus-
band) little two- year old daughter


1imt1 Cmonstitutum And *-tmument
Catch the tort St. Joe
et- THE UNITED METHODIST 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. Zedoe Baxter Charlotte Henderson
PASTOR YOUTH/ CHOIR DIRECTOR



,: .... Fr Uied methodist Church
11 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Morning Church......................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School............... 10:00 a.m. CT
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,"B. ap it Churc h

102 Third Street
Port St. Joe, Florida

H. R. Naberhuis: Buddy Caswell
V Interim Pastor. Minister of Music &'Youth,

< ~ ~ ~ VEYN WELCOME7^ ** :--*,'* **


Bible Study:
10 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday


Worship:
11 a.m. Sunday
Nursery


Minister: Tom Skipper 229-8310
Message: Are You Neglecting Salvation?
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P.O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 '
Corner of 20th Street &'Marvin Avenue





Pine Street Overstreet
Sunday School.........................1............ 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..............................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study........................ 3:00 p.m.
a y ,, ,, ,


Pastor W.L. Tremain
k^ _


12/17-6/93 Phone 648-8144
A


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH 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. (CD T)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


Barbara Fairchild to Perform

At the First Baptist Church


Barbara Fairchild, 'well-
known country and gospel singer,
is returning to Port St. Joe. She
will be in concert at the First
Baptist Church on Wednesday;
March.23, at 7 p.m.
Fairchild has sung at the
,Grand Old Opry in Nashville, and
in recent years has been a regu-
lar performer in Branson, MO.
She sang last year in the Jim
Stafford Theatre, but will move to
the brand new Charlie Pride com-
plex this upcoming season. In ad-'
dition to her regular schedule.,
she conducts Sunday worship
services that many of the per-,
formers attend.
In the recording field, Barba-
ra has had several Top 40 coun-
try records, including one #1
(Teddy Bear). that was also a
crossover to the pop charts. How-
ever, being a born-again Chris-.
tian, she is much more comforta-'
ble in doing gospel songs, and
has several hits in that field.
Everyone is invited to attend
the concert. Admission is free,'
but an offering will be taken. A
nursery for pre-school children
will be provided.


Jessica did just that. When say-
ing her mealtime prayer, she was,
heard saying, "God is great, God.,
is good, let us aggravate Him for
our food" (instead of 'let us
THANK HIM for our food).
The Ashley Test
When my college-aged daugh-
ter called me the other night and
said, "Mama, I think someone,"
likes me," I Immediately thought
of the profound words that my lit-
tle 4-year old niece in Tennessee.
told me. After her parents were
divorced, she told her mom (my
sister) that she knew what a good
man would be like. Curious, my ,


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BARBARA FAIRCHILD


sister asked her what she meant,
and she said. "Are oo (you) going
to church? Do oo spend time with
oo family? Do oo work?" Then if
the answer is yes to the above,
she said she would say, 'Then oo
a good man." Not, perfect advice,.
but something to think about.
If You Think YourDay Was Bad-
When 5th & 6th grade teach-
er Lori Price went home Monday,
she thought she was about to re-
lax. Within minutes, her pre-
schoolers had poured a gallon of
grease in the floor, broke a lamp,
and then climbed to the top of the
closet and dumped all of it.....


From the
SPrincipal's Desk

S ewahitchka

High School
ByLarry A. Mathes

9th Grade Pre-Registration!
This is important-next years ninth graders (94-95) will pre-
register and do their four-year plan Monday and Tuesday nights,
March 14 & 15. A parent must come with their student from 5:30-
7:30 either of these two nights. Advisory personnel will be there to
help plan the four-year program leading to graduation. Please, be'-
sure tgbe.inthecommons of WHS one of these two nights.
March 11, Black Tie of Panama City will host a Prom Fashion
Show first period, where male and female students from WHS will
demonstrate the latest in prom attire available this year.
March 17, class registration for students presently in grades 9-
11 will take place during TAP period.
March 18, an afternoon (6th period) dance for the Jr. High will
be sponsored by Ms. Harpers' Dance team to help raise funds for
summer camp.
i' The all-important CTBS tests are approaching March 22-24,
, and the GTAT (tenth grade assessment tests) are due the middle of
April. All of these tests are very important, with the results being
used a multitude of different ways. Please, encourage your student
to do his or her absolute best when these measurement tests are
taken.
The annual Excellence Awards Banquet has tentatively been set
for April 15. Plans this year are for the senior high students to be
honored that night, and then having an Honors night for middle
school students during the month of May. Senior honors are based
on first semester class performance. Middle school classes are year-
long classes, and it was felt that at least five six-week periods would
be a fairer measure of the 7th & 8th grade performance. As always,
attendance and disciplinary problems are considered before a stu-
dent is invited. Parents will be invited to both functions, and every
attempt is being made to keep thekdinner tickets, to as low a cost as
possible! I hope your student will receive an invitation. I wish every
student could receive one!,
It is unfortunate, the number of students we see daily whose
outlook of education mirrors their outlook on life. I know that suc-
cessful schools and teachers are supposed to mobilize students &
motivate them to succeed, and believe me when I say we go to great
lengths to do that. But there are some students that we, have not
been able to reach,. regardless of effort, and these students general-
ly waste time, refusing to make any effort to help themselves and
resisting any effort to improve their situation in school..The old ad-
age "you can lead them to water, but you can't force them to drink"
still applies. How unfortunate that we can't overcome that barrier in
some students, and how unfortunate that we are often judged by
our lack of. success with a few students rather than our success
with the majority of students.


Say You Saw It In The Star!


SUNDAY SUNDAY
Worship: 12_p.m. Sunday Morning Roundup: 1
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.


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



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We Want You To Be
Part of the Friendly Place

BIBLE STUDY. ..... .. ........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 Churchr.,
S1601 Long Avenue ;
DANIEL W. DUNCAN BUFORD COX
Pastor Minister of Music



Highland View

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

Sunday School 10a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Evening Worship 6 p.m.
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of Port St.Joe
Weekly Meeting Times
Sunday Morning Celebration and 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



v FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

___ CHURCH
w Y508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
*'t g SUNDAY WORSHIP..........................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL................................ 11 a.m.
(tU S N *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor




WE HAVE EXPANDED
to make room for YOU.
Come see our new spacious worship area this Sundayl



7p 6 1s 1. n iur (C
Innovative, Informal, In Touch
A member church of the
Southern Baptist Convention First Union Bank Building
and the Northwest ('oast 9am Sunday School
Baptist Association 10am and 6pm Worship


St. Joe Assembly of qod
309 6th Street. Port St. Joe
Sunday School..;.................... 10:00 am
Morning Worship Service ........ 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Service ........ 6:30 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ........... 6:30 pm


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


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William J. Wilson
Pastor -
t Come andt receive Gods Blessings t


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MEXICO BEACH
823 N. 15th Street
648-5776
Sun. Bible Study (all ages) ................9:00 CST
Morning Worship ..............................10:00 CST
Evening Worship.........,.....................6:30 CST
Wed. Bible Study (all ages).................6:30 CST
Rev. Tommy Doss, Pastor


"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


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Them Fresh Taters Should Have ,Eyes!


When you, buy a bag of pota-
toes at the supermarket, you may
think you're getting fresh pota-
toes, but you're probably not.
Usually, those potatoes have been
stored for several months before
reaching the grocery shelf. If you
want really fresh 'potatoes, you'll
have to grow your own. However,
if you decide to include potatoes
in your vegetable garden, you
may encounter several problems.
One of those is blind tubers.
Blind tubers are not an un-
common potato production prob-
lem. Let's consider a typical expe-
rience; a Florida gardener planted
Irish -potato seed pieces just as
directed. When, after several dis-
couraging days, there were no
signs of plants emerging, he
scratched into the soil to have a
look at the seed pieces. The piec-
es had sprouted, but the plants
weren't growing the way they
were supposed to. The sprouts
were short-about two or .three
inches long. There was, a small
young tuber at the end of each
one. However, there was no leafy
top growth; only the small, round
tubers, which would never reach
a useful size.
The experience I described re-
sulted from blind tubers, sprout
tubers, or more simply, potatoes
without tops. As I said, it's a fair-


Driver License

Check Points
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
March.
11-17: SR-69 near CR-274,
SR-386 near Cypress Creek.
18-24: CR-274 near the Chi-
pola River, SR-71 near SR-387.
25-31: CR-73 near CR-287,
SR-30 near Depot Creek.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective.
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires,
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be di-
rected to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
Florida.
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means o i.Aering- he.equi pienJ..
and dn\'% enlnse 'laws of Florida
while insuring the protection of
all motorists.

Pvt. DA. Taylor
Completes Basic
TArmy Reserve Pvt. David A.
Taylor has completed basic train-
ing in Fort Jackson, Columbia,
S.C.,
During the training, students
received instruction in drill and
ceremonies, weapons, map read-
ing, tactics, military courtesy,
military justice, first aid, and
Army history and traditions.
Taylor is son of Barbara Ter-
race of Port St Joe, and James
H. Taylor of Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Taylor is a 1991 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School.


.Gulf County,
" Extension Service


Roy Lee Carter
Agent


ly common problem in home gar-
dens. throughout North Florida.
We probably would first think
that this problem results from
some kind of plant disease. But,
it isn't caused by fungi, bacteria,
or any kind of parasitic organism.
The problem actually starts in-
side the seed pieces themselves,
and seems to be caused by an ab-
normally. high concentration of
cell sap.
This unusually high amount
of cell sap is brought on by im-
proper storing and handling of
the seed pieces prior to plant-
ing-storing them in a warm,
dark place and removing sprouts.
When seed pieces are stored and
treated in this way, and then
planted in cool dry soil, the blind
tuber condition often results.
Relative to this problem we
have both, good and bad news.
Once you notice the blind tuber'
condition, there's nothing you
can do except start over with new
seed pieces. But, if you save your
own seed, you can avoid the
problem by storing, handling, and


planting the seed pieces properly.
Seed potatoes should be
stored in a cool, dark place-not,
a wann one. This helps prevent
sprouting: However, if the storage
temperature gets too high, and
sprouting does occur, just leave
the sprouts alone--don't remove
them.
Your best bet is to buy fresh
seed pieces at a garden.center.
Then plant the seed quickly in
warm, moist soil-not cool, dry
soil. If you try to raise potatoes by
planting seed pieces cut from
stock potatoes you bought at the
grocery- store, we can, almost
guarantee that you'll see symp-
toms of blind tuber development.
Store potatoes are often treated
with a sprout inhibitor. And, this
treatment can result in the blind
tuber problem.
So, since blind tubers may
result from so many factors, we'll
reemphasize that our best chance
for a good spring potato crop
would be to buy fresh seed pieces
and plant them as soon as possi-
ble in warm, moist soil.


SEAFOOD BUFFET FRIDAY NIGHT 5 P.M. TILL
Tomatoes 394 lb. Sweet Potatoes 294 lb.
White Potatoes 10# $1.50 Cabbage 154 lb.
Lettuce*Cauliflower*Broccoli*AII Kinds of Produce
Fresh Turnips, Mustard, & Collards
Hauled Fresh With My Truck Twice A Week
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WANTED

GULF COUNTY ARTISTS
The third annual St. Joseph Bay Art Exhibit is
scheduled for the week of May 9.
Artists who reside in Gulf County are invited to
display their art for the enjoyment of all of Gulf County.
If you are interested in exhibiting your ,work inr this
show, contact the Chamber of Commerce for more
information at 227-1223.


There is no charge for exhibitors.
All .art forms are encouraged to be displayed
including Watercolors, Oils, Acrylics, Drawings, Pen &
Ink, Pastels, Charcoal, Photography, Quilt Making, Doll
Making, Wood Working, Sculpture, Etc.


The Highland View Elementary School Spelling Bee winners for 1994 are Seth Williams, Melanie
Barber, first place winner John Gainous, and Nicole Smith.

'A '.. ...'%. .. ... ..
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SBy Barbara Ee.lls .....
Kindergarten
Miss Paula (Boone) built a
sand hole and in this hole had
placed "sea turtle" eggs so as to
help describe how a mother sea
turtle lays her eggs. Thank you,
Miss Paula!
Spelling Bee
Congratulations to John
Gainous, a sixth grader who was
our HAWK Spelling Bee winner.
John and Nicole Smith were the
winners and runner-up for sixth
grade. Seth Williams and Melanie
Barber were the 5th grade win-
ners and runner-up.
Second Grade
Louie the Leprechaun has'ar-
rived once again as he does just
about this time every year.
He has left notes, has drawn
pictures of himself and oh,
yes...left his shirt hanging on a


l'art Joe Elementary9School


(Bulldog News


Students of the Week
Congratulations to our Stu-
dents of the Week!
Scotty Carrillo, Leah Taylor,
Bart Lowry, Melody Zimmerman,
Patrick Fitzgerald, Ben Hender-
son, Erica White, Jessica Stump,
and Matthew Chambers.
Career Week
The deadline for our Career
Week, Coloring, Coloring and
Writing, and Essay Contest is Fri-
day, March 11.
Pepsi School Caps
If you purchase any 2 liter, 3

SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE STAR!


i


liter, or 20 oz. bottles of Pepsi
products-Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mnt.
Dew, Mug, Crystal-please save
the special blue cap. Our school
will receive 54 for each cap re-
deemed. You saved the right cap,
baby! UH HUHIIi .
CTBS Testing
Students in grades 1-6 will be
given the CTBS test during the
week of March 21.
Parents Make the Difference
The best way to reduce test
anxiety is with preparation. Stu-
dents who are familiar with
tests-with the types of ques-


Assignment Accepted For
Eye Exam


Bay Eye & 1600 Jenks Ave.
Surgical Center Panama City, FL
CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT

1-800-227-5704


0. Lee Mullis, M.D


Board Certified
Eye Physician
And Surgeon


nall The stsuddents look each day
fotr ew clues or things to tell he's
around.
Chapter I
Mrs. Weston's second grade
reading class recently presented
their principal, Catherine 'Barfield
with a special book.
The students interviewed
Mrs. Barfield, then proofed their
interviews. They. combined their
findings, drew accompanying il-
lustrations, and published their
book; This Is Our Principal, Mrs.
Barfield.
The students were excited to
find that Mrs. Barfield leads an
exciting life with her pets, her
home and business. The book will
be on display for all to view.
CTBS
March 21-25 will be CTBS
tests for students grades 1-6.


tions, the directions, and the tim-
Ing-are more comfortable and
may do better than those who are
not.
As a parent, try to be suppor-
tive without pressuring your
child. Tell your child that al-
though test scores are important,
they are only a snapshot of what
he or she knows. Don't, however,
accept excuses for not studying
hard or not making an effort to
do well.
Since your child's teacher
has more direct experience in
watching your child take tests
than you do, don't hesitate to
meet with the teacher to talk
about various ways of helping
your child feel more confident.






HEARING AID CENTER

618 W. 23rd St.
Wilbro Plaza
Panama City, FL
769-5348

FREE HEARING
TEST
Top Quality, Name
Brand Hearing Aids

Satisfaction Guaranteed
Monthly Service Center
Motel St. Joe (PSJ)
1st Tuesday each month


New Lunch Procedure ...-. --.- Lubrication Speqiall
Please remember, that stu- *
dents need to bring the correct Includes
change for their lunches as the Includes
lunchroom now uses a cash reg 5 quarts of oil
sister and they pay as they go New Filter
through the line. Pre-payment Full Grease Job
may be made on Mondays for one Full Grease Job
week only. Also remember: .
THERE CAN BENO CHARGES! -A 02
Intercom -- .
The school' and PTO have to- --,. : .9 5
gether purchased a new intercom
for our classrooms. s
The intercom features a two- lAvv A
way response system and is cur-
rently being installed. Most automobiles and pickups
Guidance .
If your have a hobby, collec-
tion, or talent to share with stu- NOW Business Hours-
dents, please call Barbara Eells
at 2nearten Registration CLOSED Saturday Afternoon
Highland View will hold its
kindergarten registration on April Open 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
22.
You do not need to bring your
student with you, but' you'd
need to bring the following:
l *Birth Certificate with the
long number (or other) REPAIR
Proof of Immunization from A 401 Williams Ave.
the Health Dept.' (or other) :
*Physical health record R EP A I 229-6013
*Social Security number
These are things you can be
doing now if you haven't already.


FULL FACTORY-TRAINED
SERVICE/REPAIRS
for any Brand Gasoline Powered
Yard Equipment


Hometown Sales/Hometown Service


BARFIEPLD'S A

Phone 229-2727 Port St. Joe 1A,1-DEN


"to


Medicare





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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. MARCH 10. 1994


: "RATES: :'
Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
S 5 for each additional word.
.) 1$2.00 for each consecutive .-
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
DEADUNE:
'* : TUESDAY AT NOON :


: Citizens Federal Savings Bank of
Port St. Joe, FL, 401 5th St.; Port St.
Joe, FL 32456, 904-227-1416 will be
accepting bids from March 7, 1994
thru March 17, 01994 on the following:
1992,Ford Taurus GL 4 door, col-
or -mocha, fully loaded, 47,200
miles. Citizens Federal reserves the
right to refuse all bids. .tc3/10;
1988 Lincoln Town Car, $6,200
or $240 month. Can be seen at 120
Third St., Highland View or call 229-
6449. Itc 3/10
'87 Pontiac 6000, p.s., p.b., a.c.,
great stereo, looks good, drives excel-
lent. $3,500. 648-5033. etc 3/10
1989 Plymouth Voyager van,
Grand 'LE. fully loaded. Creat condi-
tion. 639-2222 daytime, 639-5029 af-
ter 5 p.m. Contact Mike Chumney.
2tc 3/10

1987 Cadillac Sedan Deille. ex-
cel. condition. 3 years factory in-
stalled engine. Call 229-6673 after 4
p.m. ltc 3/10
1984 Thunderbird. fully loaded.
$2,800 obo. 827-2190. 2rp 3/3
1991 Kawasaki Bayou 220 4-
wheeler, still under extended warran-
ty. Excellent condition. $1.750. 827-
2857. 2tp 3/3-
1978 Dodge Trans Van mini mo-
tor home. see to appreciate. 227-1251
9 6:00; 227- 1764 after 6:00.
CASH NOW BUYING
Used Cars and Trucks. Local and
out-of-state vehicles. Two locations to
serve you. Mayhann Motor. Port SLt
Joe. 229-6584. Mayhann Used Cars.
Wewahitchka. 639-5810.




Working partner for .local busi-
ness wanted. Must be computer liter-
ate and able to run ofee. For
appointment call 229-6133.
2tp 3/3

Wanted to Rent: 3 bedroom. I 1/
2 or 2 bath. washer and dryer hook-
up. garage. Call 229-6858.


HALL LAWN, WINDOW, SER-
VICE. We believe in quality work.
Please leave the work up to us. We
are very reasonable with our price.
Thank you. Give us a call at 227-
7350. 2tp 3/17
Call With A Smile House Clean-
ing & House Sitting. 229-6348.

House Cleaning by Lola,
call 229-6836. 4tc 3/17


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

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


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


Good Work Doesn't Cost, It Pays

ST. JOE
TREE AND
STUMP-IFEMOVAL e
Brush Chipping. Stump Grniding J
& Logging
INSURED
Rt.' 2 Box 53 Charles T'ptor,
Port St. Joe, FL 647-3405


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


Fs REN GA I7EAL


1991 Yamaha Waverunher 500
with trailer, privately owned, low
hours, very good condition, $2,500.
647-8630 after 5 p.m. ltc 3/10
14' Lee Craft stick steering, 30
hp Johnson, elec. start, alternator,
trolling motor, galvanized d.o. trailer,
tac meter, bilge pump, excel. condi-
tion, $2,250 'or best offer. 827-8496.
S 2tp 3/10
12' fiberglass river boat,, 20 hp
- Mercury motor, galvanized Diy Dock
trailer, 81,200. 648-3191.
Sltc3/10

30' boat. marine plywood, out-
board well. shallow draft, 81.500. Alu-
minum trailer available. 229-6383
evenings. Itp3/10
9 1/2 hp Johnson outboard mo-
tor. excel. condition, $450 firm. Call
229-8577. tfe 3/3
STEVE'S OUTBOARD SERVICE.
White City. anytime. 827-2902.
tfc 3/3






Furnished trailer. 5 miles past
Overstreet Bridge, Hwy. 386. call 648-
5306. tfc 3/10
Mobile home at 101' Victoria Dr..
Highland View. 2 bedroom, fully fur-
nished, adults only. References. De-
posit required, $265 month. 229-
6711 or 639-5700. 2tec 3/3
New 2 bedroom, 2 bath unfur-
nished all electric 14x70' mobile
home. First St.. Highland View. $350/
mo. Call 904-576-1125 days or 904-
893-1586 eves. 2tc 3/3
Trailer space for rent in Highland
View. 229-8485. lip 3/ 10
For Rent: Mobile home spaces.
Call 648-8211. tfe 3/3

Warehouses, small and large,
some with office, suitable for small
business, 229-6200. tfc 3/3


American Legion Bingo Thurs-
da night. 7:00 p.m. Cash prizes. Ear-
ly bird 5:00 p.m. Meetings 1st Mon-
day of each month. 8:00 p.m.


1 Port St. Joe Lodge No. I I
Reg. Stated Communeiation
1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month. 8:00 p.m., Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
"Jim Marnnon. W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
ih /94A


Wauneta's Accounting
& Income Tax

Wauneta Brewer St. Joe Beach
647.5043
647-50413


C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work dozer work. rool
rake front-end loader, lot clearing
septic tanks. drain fields, fill dirt
Q1r 2. Box A1C, Port St Joe
Phone 229-6018


CLAYTON CONCRETE
Sidewalk Patios Driveways
Call for Free Estimates
904/653-9243
Glen Clayton



BOB'S PAINT &
BODY SHOP,
29 Continuous Years 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


P Vinyl Siding
Screen Enclosures

Parker's Home Improvements
-Anything In Aluminum-
SLic. # RX0051679 Inspired
Wayne Parker, Owner (904) 227-3628


Liberty Manor. Apts., 800 Tap-
Sper. 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. fum., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm.,
apts.. on-site manager.
I Equal Opportunity Housing
Complex. Rent is based on income.
,m This complex Is funded by the
Farmers Home Administration and
'managed by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more informa- o."
tion. 1
NOW-TAKING APPLICATIONS
tfc 3/3

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.
(904) 227-7451. Equal Housing.
tfc 3/3

No need for wet carpets. Dry
clean them with HOST. Use rooms
right away. Rent machine. St. Joe
Furniture, 227-1251.. thru 12/94

OFFICE SPACE. Call George
Duren at 229-6031 and leave mes-
sage. tfc 3/3
UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
frig., cen. h&a. screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove
& refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra 1g. 3 bdrm. house, I 1/2
ba.. inside laundry rm. ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
Small. 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment. washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfc 3/3

CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING
PAYSI Call 227-1278 to place
yours. $3.50 for first insertion,
$2.00 a week for consecutive runs,
plus 5 per word for all over 20.


Surfside Serenity Group, Ist
United Methodist Church, 22nd St..
Mexico Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday
- 7:30. All times central. 647-8054.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday. 8:00 p.m.
AL-ANON
Sunday 4:00 p.m. &
Thurs.. 8:00 p.m.
All meetings at St. James
Episcopal Church, all times eastern


(904) 229-8161
FAYE'S NAIL SALON ,'1
TOTAL NAIL CARE
Cenified Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave., Port St Joe -
Call for Appt.

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- Toys etc.
My Very Own Book.
528 6th St. Phone 227-1636


CATERING & CAKES
229-6154
SEWING &
ALTERATIONS
once per monlt,



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


Big Sale: March 12, 8 a.m. cst,
Santa Anna & Alabama (St. Joe;
Beach) New & used clothes for babies
to adults. Oak furniture, baby furni-
ture and misc. mowers to weed eat-
ers, fishing gear. household misc.
ltp3/10

Garage & Bake Sale. Saturday.
Mar. 12, -19 & 26, 2009 Palm'Blvd.,
8:00. a.m. until. Rain or whine.- All
proceeds go to Faith Christian School
Building Fund.
3tp 3/10

r Saturday. March 12. Garage
Sale, 9 a.m. 3 p.m. In White City for
Faith Christian School Building Fund.
Turn right at foot of bridge, third
house on left. Red brick. Home of
Myrtle Fox. Lots of bargains, please
come. ltp 3/10
Yard Sale: 3 families, children's
& juniors clothing, light fixtures.
household items, toys. more 522
Sixth St.. Saturday, March 12. 8-12.
Itc 3/10

Moving/3 Family Sale. Sat..
Marc. 12, 7:30 #ST. Furniture, micro-
wave. elec. broom, much good house-
hold stuff. Good clean men & wom-
en's clothes. 38 pants. 16 1/2 & 17
shins. Women's size 16. 18 and up. 4
miles west of Highland View Bridge.
Hwy. 98. Itc 3/10

Garage Sale: Lots of stylish girls
clothing, sizes 3/4, 5/6. Jewelry, ac-
cessories, also nice shoes sizes 5-6.
Lots of miscellaneous. Dupont Drive
and Elm Circle across from Gulf Pines
Hospital. March 12. ltc 3/10

Yard .Sale: 57 First SL. Mexico
Beach. Saturday, 8 a.. 2 p.m. CST.
Sports cards, comic cards, antiques.
misc. rain cancels. Itc 3/10

Driveway Sale: Furniture, house-
wares, antiques, TV set. entertain-
ment center., sewing machine, Il 1 S.
36th St., Mexico Beach. Saturday and
Sunday. March 12 & 13. 9 a.m. cst.
ltc 3/10


SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE STAR


Avon

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


We Buy, Pawn. Sell or Trade
Guns
*
Indian Swamp Campground
Hwy. C-387, Howard Creek



S & D DATA SERVICE
Complete Word Processing Services
Resumes Term Papers Letters *
Etc. Quick Turnaround
SFax Service *
227-3500 or
Fax 227-3538
u'c 21/3


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




Remodeling
Repairs
New Construction


W Weather Tight
S Construction

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



BARFIELD'S
LAWN & GARDEN
CENTER
Small Engine Repair

Lawn Mowers .
Weed Eaters \ -
Chain Saws
'* Generators
\P Pumps
Tillers
Go-Karts
229-2727
328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe


Receptionist/secretary needed for
growing company. Must be persona-
ble with good typing skills and great
phone.etiquette. Send resume to P. 0.
Box 609, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
It 3/10

Civil Engineer or Engineering
Technician, full time position availa-
ble for experienced civil engineer -or
engineering technician. Candidates
need a minimum of 2 years related
experience and knowledge of autocad.
,'Bring or fax (904) 229-7215 resume
to Preble-Rish, Inc., 326 Reid Ave.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. (904) 227-
7200. ltc 3/10
Construction Inspector. full
time position available for construc-
tion Inspector. Candidates need to be
experienced in the construction in-
dustry. Preference will be given to
those experienced in underground
utility construction, electrical and/or
road construction. Bring or fax (904)
229-7215 resume to Preble-Rish. Inc..
326 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
(904) 227-7200. ltc 3/10
Gulf Co. Association for Retarded
Citizens. Inc. Is accepting applications
for the position of Employment Spe-
cialist/Job Coach. This person will be
responsible for job development.
placement and job coaching of per-
sons with developmental disabilities
in community employment Variable
hours: 30 hours per week. Minimum
two-year degree and two year profes-
sional experience in the areas of mar-
keting, rehabilitative services, devel-
opmental disabillltes. personnel
management or business administra-
tion is required. job description, qual-
ifications, salary information and ap-
plication may be obtained from
GCARC offices at 200 Peters Street.
Port St. Joe: resumes may be sent to
GCARC. P. 0. Box 296. Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. Closing date for applica-
tions is March 21, 1994 at 4:00 p.m.
This program Is funded by the Dept.
of Health and Rehabilitative Services.
Developmental Services. EOE. Previ-
ous applicants will be considered.
Itc 3/10
POSTAL JOBS, start $11.4 1/hr.
For exam and application info. call
(219) 769-8301 ext. 515. 9 a.m. -
p.m. Sun.-Fri. 4tp 3/3


RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL
HEAT & A/C CONTROLS
ROBERT L. (Bob) HOLLAND
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING
Phone 227-3657
Lic. ER0013401 Mobile 227-5634
61c

We Can Build Any Trailer of Your Cnoice
St. Joe Custom Trailers
We Manufacture Out Trailers Rignt
Boat Trailers Farm Implement
and/or Lo-Boy Trailers & Repair
Mobile 227-5234 227-3428
2319 W. Hwy. 98, Highland View
Owner & Managed by Ray N. Snmn


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

Mini-
Warehouses



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SSt. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
Small Engine Repairs
Factory Warranty Center


Lownmowers
Weedeaters -
T Tillers
*, .Chain saws
,* Generators

Engine Sales I


706 1st St.-St. Joe
227-2112

L M "--' -l


JOB NOTICE
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will accept applica-
tions for'the position of Laborer.
Must be capable to perform all-
types of general labor, must be able to,
run a level, set grade, and shoot ele- '
vations, 'and be willing to learn to run.
heavy equipment.. Applicant is re-
quired to have, a C.D.L. Driver's 11-
cense or if applicant has a Class 4/
Chauffeur's Driver's License. a C.D.L.
must be obtained within six (6)
months after date of hire. !
Applicant must be a high school
graduate or equivalent. Application
may be picked up and submitted at
the Clerk's Office. 100 Fifth St.. Gulf
County Courthouse. Port St. Joe. FL
(9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.. E.S.T.) or the.
Gulf County Road Department. E. 7th
St., Wewahitchka. FL (7:00 a.m. -
3:30 p.m.. C.S.T.). The deadline for
submitting applications is 5:00 p.m..
E.S.T.. Thursday. March 17. 1994
Gulf County enforces a Drug-
Free Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Ac-
tion Employer.
/s/ Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
Chairman
Attest: Benny C. Lister.
Clerk of Court ''
2tc 3/3

Top of the Gulf Restaurant, Mexi-
co Beach. taking applications for all
positions. Apply in person between
two and four c.t. 2tc 3/3

Interim Health Care. Home
health aides needed. Have assign-
ments in the St. Joe, area. We offer
you excellent pay. call us today. 904-
747-0080. 2tc 3/3

Nursing assistant positions avail-
able. Training for certification provid-
ed. CNA positions also 'available. Ap-
ply in person. Bay St. Joseph Care
Center. tfc 3/3

POSTAL JOBS, 812.26/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 3/3


4> D&P PAINTING SERVICE
Residential & Commercial
S Intleor & Exiersor
"Free Estimates'


David Stump
Penny Stump
904-229-6683


1301 McClellan AVe.
Port St. Joe, FL
32456 ,l:.o


T.L.C. Lawn Service
All Types of Yard Work
MOWING, RAKING, TRIMMING,
WEEDING, CLEAN OUTS
AND ROOF SWEEPING.
REASONABLE MONTHLY OR
SEASONAL RATES AVAILABLE.
Call 229-6435


VCR REPAIR CENTER
321 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
Mon. Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-1
Camcorder Repairs
We Buy Unflxable VCR's
Free Estimates
Phone (904) 227-3660


.@ Franklin

Building

Supply
Co.
From Foundation to Finish,
For All Your Building Needs

(904) 227-1199

Fax (904) 229-8470
HC-1 Cessna 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


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Antique 8-piece formal, gold leaf
living room suite, 1920's to 1030's.
$2,500. French carvings. Old upright
piano with bench, $500, located In
Gulf Aire. Home 647-3131 or work
904-234-3070. 2tp 3/10
Wicker rattan coffee & end ta-
bles, sleeper sofa, peach & seafoam,
mauve. Matching lamps & wall hang-
ing & matching bar stools. 2 chairs,
came from Three Seas Interior, like
new condition, $650. 639-9985.
Itc3/10
Couch and chair, $150. Call 647-
3407. ltp 3/10.
Cub Cadet lawn tractor, $250.
Call 648-8251 after 4 p.m.
Itc 3/10
Two gas stoves for sale can be
seen at 102 5th St., Highland- View.
227-3498. 2tp 3/10
Rainbow vacuum cleaner with
carpet cleaner, all attachments in
Great shape, $325. 229-6936.
ltc 3/10
One mink stole, $400; one four-
skin ranch mink scarf, call Betty 229-
8646. ltp 3/10
Five prom formals, sizes 6-10.
Call 229-6673 after 4 p.m.
Itc 3/10
12'x65' 2 bedroom newly renovat-
ed mobile home. To be moved. $4,500
obo. 229-6133. 2tp 3/3
; Mono cast nets, #6 twine, 1 3/4
stretch mesh, short brail with chain,
$90 $100. Call 647-5491.
4tp 2/24
Prom dress, floor length, red se-
quin gown. Bought new last year
$380. will sacrifice for $220. Call Kim
at 229-6055.; tfc 2/24
BAHAMA CRUISE 5 days/4
nights, Underbookedl Must Sell!
$279/couple. Limited tickets. (407)
-767-8100, ext. 2269. Mohn.-Sat., 9
a.m. 10 p.m. 4tp 2/17
Psychic Readings, call 227-
7189. 4tc.2/17
Old brick, clean two, get 1 free.
Call George, 229-8398. tfc 3/3
: Electrolux and all other vacu-
ums, repairs and sales, bags, any-
thing for any vacuum and any central
built-in vac's. Callaway Vacuum &
Sewing Machines, Tyndall Parkway,
near Hwy. 22, Panama City, FL
32404. 763-7443 or 1-800-717-7253.
pd. thru 9/1/94
Craftsman tools and Die Hard
batteries are available now at West-
e-n Ad1d Store, 219 Reid Ave. 227-
1105. tfc 3/3
1984 14'x70' mobile home, 3
bdrm., 2 ba., ten. h&a, front porch,,
partially furnished. 639-5101.
tfc 3/3
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 3/3
Western Auto Special. Computer
spin balance 4 tires and tire rotation.
$19.95. 227-1105. tfc 3/3
Port St Joe Western Auto now
honoring Panama City Western Auto
Co. store advertised tire sale prices.
Computerized WHEEL ALIGNMENT.
Sears Card now at Port St. Joe West-
ern Auto. Discover TOO! 227-1105.
tfc 3/3
FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage and envelope supplied.
Send request to Bible Study, P. 0.
Box 758, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
tfc 3/3

Dooney & Bourke
handbags at
affordable prices,
call 904-229-2797.

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Sunshine Obedience Clinic. Let
your dog be a joy to have around.
Proof of shots required. Register at
Barber Shop Pet Grooming in Port St.
Joe on Reid Ave. Registration begins
at 7 p.m. EST. March 22. For further
information call 648-5693.
S3tc3/10
Two guinea pigs with large cage,
2 water bottles, large bag cedar chips,
$20. 227-1621 after 5 p.m.
ltc,3/10
HAPPY JACK MANGE LOTION:
promotes healing and hair growth to
any mange, hot spot, or fungus on
dogs & horses without steroids! Avail-
able O-T-C BARFIELD'S LAWN &
GARDEN 229-2727. 1Otc 3/10
Tired of discount store dry dog
foods? Ask BARFIELD LAWN & GAR-
DEN 229-2727 about HAPPY JACK


PRO-BRED MEAT RATION. SOY
FREE,. Less Kennel cleanup. Con-
tains NO BHT or Ethoxyquin.
12tc 3/10
What's So Different About the
Happy Jack 3-X Flea Collar? It
works!l Contains NO synthetic py-
rethroids. For dogs & cats! Barfield's
Lawn.& Garden, 229-2727.
12tc 2/17


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* corner lot on St. Joe Beach. 3 bdrm.,
2 ba. and newly built shed in fenced-
in backyard. Many extras. Must see to
appreciate. $58,000 obo. 647-8035,
St- R Pq


Looking for a cold weather dog
food without spending a fortune? Ask
Barfield Lawn & Garden, 229-2727
about HAPPY JACK HI-ENERGY DOG
FOOD. Specifically formulated for
hunting dogs & growing pups.
8tc 2/17

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Five acres, 240' well, septic, pow-
er hook-up, 12'x18' workshop. Stone-
mill Creek area, 639-5686.
4tp 3/10.
House for sale, White City, 3 bed-
room, 2 bath, 827-2997. 2tc 3/10
For sale by owner from First St.
to Third St. on .Woodward Ave. Call
(904) 734-9494, listed commercial.
4tp 3/10
House for sale: 4 bedroom,, 2
bath, Douglas Landing, south of We-
wahitchka, 639-2254, $32,500.
3tp 3/10
Luxurious brick ranch home in
great Port St. Joe neighborhood. Two
car garage, Ig. master bedroom with
spacious walk in closet, 2 baths, great
room, formal dining room, Indoor
laundry room, glassed in porch, satel-
lite TV, large swimming pool. For sale
by owner. Shown by appointment
only. 229-8275. ltp 3/10
House and lot for. sale, easy
terms. Just $500.00 down, no closing
cost and no payments for minimum
45 days. Fixed financing. Call 1-800-
283-3930. .2tp 3/3


3 bedroom, 2 ba. brick h
Second St., Wewa, FL. Contac
Papermakers Federal Credit
639-5024 or 227-1156.


2 bedroom, 1 ba. horn
acres of land, Wewa, FL. Con
Joe Papermakers FCU, 639-5
227-1156.

White City, 2 bedroom h
bath, dining room & kitchen, 1
rm.,Ag. porch & carport with
rm., central air & heat, 1/2 ac
garden space In front of
Church. 827-8443. 4


Receptionist needed for busy'
practice. Experience preferred. Apply
in person to the Newberry Eye Clinic.
528-B 5th St. ltc 3/10


Otp* U/3 The Gulf County Senior Citizens-
ome, E. Association is accepting applications
to Se. JE for the position of homemaker in the
Union. Wewahitchka area. The homemaker
S will be performing light house clean-
4tc 3/3 ing and chores in different senior citi-
zens homes and will be paid above
e on minimum wage for a 20 hour work
tact t. week. Applicants must have own
5024 or transportation.
5024 or Applications can be picked up
S 3/3 and submitted at the Senior Citizens
4tc 3/3 Center at the comer of East River
Road and 2nd Street. DEADLINE for
gouse, 2 submitting applications is March 18.
hg. living For further information, call 229-
h utility 8466. Gulf County Senior Citizens As-
B ap 2 soc., Inc. is an equal opportunity em-
Ba 2/24 ployer. 2tc 3/10


St. Joe Beach, 5424 Americus, 2
bdrm., 2 ba., ch&a, carport, deck,
fenced yard. $57,500. 647-5369.
tfc 3/3
3 bedroom, 1 bath, Ig. liv. rm.,
laundry room, carport w/utllity room.
Nice quiet neighborhood, reduced to
$35,000 obo. Call 229-6b55.
tfc 3/3
3 bedroom, 1 bath house, with
carport." 443 Parker Ave., H.V.
$39,000. Call 227-7287. tfc 3/3
Must" sell: great condition 14'x
70' mobile home and lot located, in
Wewa, Lands Landing area. Call 227-
1313. tfc 3/3


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

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

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


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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
Large gulf front lot St. Joe Shores. Approximately 77'
of waterfront by 370 ft. deep. Some existing permitting
possible. Priced to sell at $75,000.
PRICE REDUCTION
St. Joe Beach.3 bd., 1 ba. home, close to beach,
ocean view from upper deck, large corner lot, fully fur-
nished with washer/dryer and two utility sheds.,
$62,500. Reduced to $59,900.

OPEN HOUSE
SUNDAY
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SPRING PRICE
BREAK


Cape San Bias Gulf Shore Drive close to beach, ded-
icated access. Nice 3 bd., 2 ba. 2 story home, has
screened porch, sun deck, sun room with bay & gulf
views. Covered parking. ,$81,900. Slashed to
$74,000.
LONG TERM RENTALS
Two 2 bd., 1.5 bath furnished townhouses.
One 3 bd., 2 ba. unfurnished townhouse.
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor
ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor


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