The star
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 Material Information
Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: August 18, 1994
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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by Coats

Removed from'
Sheriffs Auxiliary
for "Inappropriate"
Telephone Call
Interim Sheriff Jumnes Coats
dismissed County Commissioner
Michael Hammond from his sher-
iffs auxiliary force late last week
in action which stemmed from an
alleged taped conversation with-
out prior notification given the
other party.
The "other party" was an em-
ployee of a Panama City hospital,
which Hammond was said to
have called to 'make inqueries
about a Gulf County deputy sher-
iff, Captain Ray Richter.
Coats said he "was not com-
fortable with the explanation
Hammond gave for the phone
call, saying, "I had a lengthy con-
versation With Hammond con-
cerning the call and I am not
comfortable with the answer he
gave me. I feel I have to do what's
Hammond said he told the In-
terim Sheriff that he had been ad-
vised by his attorney not to say
anything about the particulars of
the call "and I didn't."
Hammond went on to talk to
The Star however, saying, "We
talked for an hour and 1 advised
him that I was just doing my job
as a County Commissioner, in-
vestigating reports that Richter
had been seen driving all over
Panama City in a Gulf County
sheriffs car; that he was reported
to be engaging in activities he
shouldn't be in the car, -and I
wanted to find out the facts be-
fore bringing it to the Board."
Hammond said he gave Sher-
, iff Coats this information for him
to investigate.
"I'm shocked, hurt and very
saddened about the way the de-
partment is being run and his re-
lease of me from the auxiliary.
after I went to all the time and
trouble to become qualified for
the position," Hammond said.
Coats fired Hammond Friday,
following a story in the St. Peters-
burg Times which revealed that
Hammond's alleged tape reported
that Richter was causing a dis-
turbance at the hospital and the
purpose of the tape was to find
out about it Richter's wife was a
patient at the hospital at the time
and he was reportedly trying to
get her release and caused the
disturbance when the hospital re-
fused to release her.
Coats said Hammond re-
ceived no pay for his honorary po-
sition and had no authority ex-
cept that specifically given by the
Sheriff or a deputy. "Auxiliary
menibers must work under the
supervision of a law enforcement
agent," Coats said.-
The auxiliary members are
used for special duty such as
traffic control, search and rescue.
extra manpower in case of a dis-
aster, or other special needs of
p Hammond told The Star he
was questioned by the FDLE for
more than an hour last Wednes-
day and by Interim Sheriff Coats
on Friday, before he was told by
Coats it would be for the best in-
terest of the department if he
were removed from the reserve
(See SACKED on Page 3)


330 Per Copy
Pl.s.. us,20-Tax..3"-
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, AUGUST 18,1994 s 20 Tax ..

Beryl Gives Gulf A

K Sloppy Kiss on Cheek

Some Flash Flooding Reported In City; Damaged

. Roads, Gulf Front Erosion Problems Over County

Tropical Storm Beryl gave Gulf County a
sloppy kiss on the cheek before wading in from
the Gulf of Mexico in Franklin County Monday.
Beryl bathed the county in nearly eight
inches of rainfall over a 36 hour period as he
feinted offshore for nearly 24 hours before lum-
bering inland with the heavy rain accompanied
by winds up to 50 miles per hour. Some gusts
were unofficially reported at 60 miles per hour.
Most of the storm damage was done in the
Franklin County area of Carrabelle and St.
George island, where erosion damage was re-
ported. Highway 98 was washed out and Im-
passable for about a day and a half near Carra-
Erosion caused the most damage in Gulf
county also, with high water, caused by heavy
rainfall coming in a close second.
Near Cape San Bias property eroded from
under two houses built near the Gulfs edge,
causing one house, which had been abandoned
due to erosion from a previous storm, to col-
lapse in the water. A house near-by had its pil-
ing. undermined and some damage was caused
to.a porch and walkway, due to erosion.
'In Port St. Joe, no buildings were reported
flooded by rising water, caused by the heavy
'"rainfall. but tife drainage system had problems
handling the nearly eight inches of rainfall from
Sunday through Monday.
Highway 98, between the AN railroad cross-

The two photos above show erosion at Cape San Blas in the foreground of the lower photo and a damaged home is
caused by Tropical Storm Beryl. A collapsed house is shown shown next to it. The top photo shows the shore erosion.

ing to the overpass flooded, causing traffic
problems all day Monday. The stretch of high-
way. which has a history of flooding, was inun-
dated for the first time in nearly eight years.
Chicken House Branch, which runs
through Forest Park, was flowing over its
banks, causing some flooding but the high wa-
ter didn't cause anybody any problems.
The intersection of Highway 98 and Monu-
ment Avenue, near Eighth Street was flooded
with some erosion reported under the street at
the intersection of Monument Avenue and 10th
Emergency Management Director Larry
Wells, said the county had no repeat of the re-
cent disastrous floods reported in low-lying are-
as, but said at least three county roads had
been damaged to the point where school buses
couldn't travel them.
School was let out early Monday, so the
children could get home before some roads be-
came impassable. Another situation which
caused the early dismissal was the uncertainty
over where Beryl would travel in his erratic
Emily Simmons. The Star's unofficial source
of rainfall information, said her gauge reported
6.7 inches of rainfall from Saturday night until
early Monday afternoon.
The Wastewater Treatment Plant's gauge
read 7.8 inches from Sunday morning through
Monday evening at 7:00 p.m.

Wewa Gives

30 Year Gas

The City Commission
of the City of Wewahitch-
ka agreed to offer a 30.-
year franchise to the St.
Joe Natural Company to
furnish the city's residents
with a piped natural gas
The franchise received
unanimous agreement
from the Board at their
Monday night meeting, af-
ter the group had met the
mandatory waiting period
before making the move.
St. Joe Natural Gas
Company is in the process
of extending their pipeline .
to FICO Farms, about six
miles south of.Wewahitch-
ka, at the present time.
They had asked for the
franchise, after the City
had made overtures about
the possibility of receiving
the service.
No details of the agree-
ment have been released
as yet, awaiting the agree-
ment on the fine print
from both parties.
Wewahitchka will not
charge a franchise fee, nor
levy a franchise or utility
tax. The franchise fee
waiver is good for 15
years, at which time the
city will take another look.
The gas company indi-
cated earlier they are
ready to begin construc-
tion very soon. Earlier in-
dications were that the
system would be in place
by the first of the year.

Wildlife Federation Wants EPA to Take Another Look at Permit

Port St Joe's Wastewater
Treatment Plant, in the process of
renewing its federal operating
permit, has had the Florida Wild-
life Federation ask the U.S. Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency to
delay issuance of the permit. The
Wildlife Federation request is a
reaction to preliminary results of
a study by the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service detecting signs of
substances in the bay's wildlife
which have caused them concern.
A story in the Tallahassee
Democrat last Saturday, identified
the substances as dioxins. Plant
manager, Larry McArdle, told The
Star Monday that "according to
EPA, there are many forms of di-
oxins, and apparently the sub-
stances found by the Fish and

Wildlife Service are among those
not currently regulated by EPA.
The city has been testing plant
discharges. since 1988 and we
have never found any trace of di-
oxins in our outfall."
The Fish and Wildlife Service
says they found some forms of dl-
oxins in bay animals, specifically
spotted sea trout, brown shrimp
and blue crab. The Service wrote
a letter to EPA in May concerning
their findings and expect to re-
lease a full report within a few
McArdle said, "The search for
dioxin compounds has been on-
going since EPA first asked the

city and St. Joe Forest Products
Company to begin looking in
1988. In cooperative studies by
the paper company conducted
during 1989-1991, hone of the.
EPA regulated forms of dioxin
were found in St. Joseph Bay
sediments, water or wildlife."
McArdle said, 'The search for di-
oxins is difficult because they oc-
cur at very, very low concentra-
tions, and results are often
measured in parts per trillion or
parts per quadrillion."
McArdle said, "It appears the
substances found by the Fish and
Wildlife Service are some of the
lesser known isomers of dioxins,
which are cousins of the form of
dioxih regulated by EPA." He
said, 'We will know more once

we've had a chance to review the
Service's full report."' The Fish
and Wildlife. Service is asking to
cooperate with the city in future
McArdle said Fish and Wild-
life Service apparently tested the'
bay in the summer of '91, '92 and
'93, but the city only "learned of
the tests this May." City tests
since 1988 show no indication
that dioxins are being released by
the plant, so, "I can't tell you
where they are coming from in
the bay. We understand there are
dioxins in rainfall, and many oth-
er sources."
The city has contracted with

Alvarez, Lehman and Associates.*,
environmental specialists, operat-
ing throughout the state of Flori-
da, for dioxin testing. Lehman
and Associates have performed
the city's on-going dioxin testing
program since 1988.
Fish and Wildlife's letter to
EPA stated that the dioxins they
found were not in amounts which
would harm people. Some forms
of dioxin are thought to be can-
cer-inducing agents, but nothing
definite has been found to verify
that suspicion. David Guest of
the Sierra Club, who has looked
favorably on being a joint sponsor
of any future testing done by the
Fish and Wildlife Service, has
Said "who knows how dangerous

it is to eat predator fish from the
Gulf of Mexico? Who knows what
the effect is on people?"
Until more is known about
the possible dangers, Guest and
the Florida Wildlife Federation are
asking that EPA delay renewing
of the city's federal waste water
discharge permit
EPA is considering both the
Fish and Wildlife Service letter on
dioxin findings, and the Wildlife
Federation letter requesting.a de-
lay. However, EPA's new permit
will require the city to monitor for
dioxin compounds, whereas its
current permit does not. "All diox-
in monitoring so far has been vol-
untary by the city," according to


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PA. TWO T HR SDAY--- 18, 199

Plain Talk
AFTER PRESIDENT CLINTON'S crime bill was shot down
last Thursday, Rep. Fred Grandy, R-Iowa made perhaps the wis-
est statement we have ever seen a congressman make. One
..wpuld almost suspect a man of his insight would never seek
election to public office or that the nation had anybody in Wash-
S.ington who had his grasp of public opinion.
Rep. Grandy said: "People clearly want reform but they want
it done cautiously; inexpensively and with a minimum of govern-
. ment intrusion."
That's a pretty neat nut shell to place Clinton's health care
Promotion, his crime bill and his welfare reform in. People in
this nation are more than ready for a meaningful change in all of
these areas and more, but we are definitely not ready for change
just to have change. Don't toss more hands full of money at
crime, welfare, health, education, housing, homelessness or the
economy, thinking it will do wonders for the American people.
MONEY WON'T SOLVE every problem. Change won't either.
Money and change, along with deliberate thinking and planning
-*will. If the new plan has more pages in its description than the
old way, forget it! People aren't going to endorse anything they
have no way of understanding. A bill which contains nearly
1,000 typewritten pages and page after page, of flow and organi-
zation charts won't fly when run by the average American who
begins putting together a bicycle for his child before he even
reads the instruction. Americans must be able to look at some-
thing and see how it works. We're leery of small print.
WE DON'T KNOW Rep. Grandy. We'd never heard of him be-
fore. He may not even be all that smart. But he certainly hit the
p ail on the head with the statement he made concerning the de-
feat of the crime bill as it is presently concocted.
More than likely, if the President would inform his aides to
condense the bill to no more than 10 typewritten pages; give us
a believable idea where- the money to fund it will come from in a-
way which won't strangle our purse strings; he would get his bill
passed overnight.
As long as he continues to disguise whatever he intends to
do in reams of typewritten pages of information, confusing even
the most astute who reads it, he can forget getting any bill

Why Not Prayer?
IT LAST WEEK'S PAPER contained a headline which read:
"County Joins School Prayer Amendment" which drew attention
to a story which told of the Gulf County Commissionjoining in a
-nation-wide movement to restore the right of students to pray in
'the public schools.
If any movement was superfluous, this one is. The right to
pray should have never been denied in public schools in the first
place. What did the courts mean, denying public school pupils of
one of the main building blocks on which this nation was found-
ed! Freedom of speech was one of the first rights given to the cit-
izens of this new experiment in ways to govern.
WORSHIP OR NOT; students also have the right to express
themselves, so long as it doesn't endanger someone else. If the
uttering of a prayer is enough to endanger the future of someone
who doesn't believe in its power, doesn't that endangerment,
alone,- speak for the need of prayer?
If something is dangerous to us, we should learn all we can
about that item.
SWE HAPPEN TO BELIEVE that prayer is just as necessary
*for a person's well-being as the air he breathes: maybe more so.
in that respect, we are prejudiced and don't deny it. But to those
"who believe it to be foolishness, well, what of it? What will it hurt
you? There are many millions of us who believe otherwise. Many
intelligent as well as ignorant people. People from all walks of
life. Prayer is as universally accepted as ice cream.
Therefore, can it be bad to the point that we will ban it from
our schools?
Sex evidently isn't. There are expectant mothers in school.
Curse words are tolerated, although we admit, they are repri-
"Blue" literature is available.
Expounding on evolution is permitted.
Uncombed hair is even allowed.
Why not prayer?
WE APPLAUD THE many. maverick counties all over the
United States which are bowing their backs in an attempt to get
prayer an acceptable manner of expression in public schools,,


Hunker Down with Kes

by Kesley Colbert

They Can Take It Away From You

I knew this day was coming.,
Friends that have sent kids off to
college have been telling me
about it for years. And I have
been listening, taking as much in
as I could-it's just that "things"
don't have as much impact when
it's someone else's child. You
know what I mean?
My older brother tried to pre-"
pare me eight years ago. We'd
stopped off for a short visit...
"Leon, I don't want to pry into.
your business or intrude in any
way, but is there a reason we're
eating pork & beans and nothing
else for the third day in a row?"
Leon took a sip of water,
"Sure; I've got a daughter in col-
I pondered that a few min-
utes. I know college is expensive,
but Leon's a doctor!
"Hey," I'm figuring now this is
some kind of joke, no way college
can cause this kind of sacrifice.

'it can't be that bad."
"It's not. for you." Leon
looked down at his plate- "you're
leaving in the morning." Then he
looked over at Josh and Jess,
"But your time's a 'coming!"'
After supper he tried to lay it
out for me. "I wanted Charley to
go to welding school, I thought it
would be 'great for her. She could
have worked nights, over at
Throngbourgh's Ironworks, made
near 'bout enough to pay for her
tuition and her welding equip-
menit. Plus, she'd be able to fix
the back gate she ran over last
"Kinda' the old two birds with
one stone idea.",
"Exactly, except Charley and
her mother decided the University
of Tennessee was more attractive
than,welding school."
"Well, shoot, Leon; that's a
state school, couldn't be too ex-
Leon cut, me off, laughing..
"K.C., you don't have a clue. I
can't wait 'til you get that first
month's credit card."
"Oh, I don't have' a credit
More laughter.
jI've tried to think back to my

college days. It wasn't that expen-
sive as best I remember. I Just
sent all that paper work stuff
home...'course, it was along
about then that Dad took to
working weekends for Slick Tosh
and Mom volunteered for the
green chain at the sawmill...
That was twenty-five years
ago. I'm sure .there has been
some increase and certainly I'm
intelligent and far-sighted enough
to prepare-.
The problem with my prepar-
ing was trying to live and eat and
clothe 'em and doctor 'em today,
Even in high school, they needed
eight dollars one day, six the'
next, twelve the next...and for
football shoes and baseball
gloves...well, you've been there.
And I've spent a small fortune
feeding my wife-and it's well
documented she's got sisters that
can smell a pot roast from five
hundred miles out...
I haven't saved a penny for
Josh's education. I really hadn't
worried until I saw the story on
CNN about the couple up in
Michigan who took a second
mortgage on their home to pay for
Charlene's last two years of
Listen, I already have a sec-

ond mortgage...
I got the 'final word" this
week on the university Josh and
his mother picked out. I noticed
the schools don't like to talk
much about the "final word" until
after they've signed you up.
"Cathy! There's been some
mistake! They've sent us the fig-
ures on the national debt!" I
called Josh in, "Son, have you
thought about welding school?"
He ducked out quickly and I
turned to Cathy. 'We can't afford
this-no way! Surely this is not
just for the first year. 'Iheye in-
cluded all four years-"
"Honey, that's not the whole
year, that's just the cost for the
first semester."
Slick Tosh is dead, but I won-
der if they're still paying extra for
working the green chain...
Leon called last night, 'What
kind of credit card did you get
"Visa." 'n
He hung up laughing.
Of course, I'll get even with
him before long. He'll be down
Christmas-and he can enjoy
some pork & beans with us.
Kesey .


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You Can't "Just Walk Across Street" to Breakfast In Orlando
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IT DIDN'T TAKE long to con-
vince me that we live in the gar-
den spot of Florida. Paradise
Heaven on earth! Shangri la.
You might say "pooh!" to
such a claim, but I stand by my
statement. All it took to convince
Pe was a week end trip to Orlan-
dlp. It might not even take that
niuch to convince you.
In Port St. Joe, we all just get
in our vehicles and almost in-
stantly, we are where we want to
go. If we want to take the leisure-
ly. method of locomotion, we can
walk, spending a few moments
,more and getting a little exercise
in the meantime and enjoying the
outdoors while we are at it
In Port St. Joe, we're pretty
sure of getting where we are going
without undue concern over hav-
ing a wreck, having someone
"mug" us and take our posses-
sions-including our life-so the
perpetrator can have another few
puffs off crack or marijuana.
: Even for small towns, Port St.


By Wesley Ramsey

Joe has probably the best record
for the easy life, the safe life, the
comfortable life, of any of the oth-
er small towns.
I WENT TO Mickey Mouse
land last week, to attend the
graduation ceremony of a grand-
son reaching a milestone in his
college career.
"' I learned something, too. I,
didn't learn enough to."graduate"
with a bachelor's degree in big
city living, but I got just enough
exposure to the subject to come
to the. conclusion that I didn't
want that particular degree.

I learned enough to realize I
didn't care for paying $2.50 on
toll roads just to get from one
side of town to the other or take
the option of spending at least an
hour of stressful driving if I had
failed to take the toll road.
It's pay up or park it, in Or-
It cost only $2.00 on Florida's'
Turnpike to get from the begin-
ning at Wildwood to Orlando.
But, it cost $2.50 to travel the 10
miles from one side of Orlando to
the other.
Something's a little out of kil-
ter here, mainly the toll rate.

THE MONEY ISN'T the thing
which bothered me overly much.
What really ticked us off was' that
when breakfast time came and
with a perfectly good Shoney res-
taurant directly across the street
from, the hotel where we were
staying; we still had to get the car
out, unlock it, drive around the
block to be on the correct side of
the street, stop at Shoney's, lock
up the car again', and make a"
dash for the door of the restau-
In Port St. Joe, we would
merely have walked across the
street to 'the restaurant, reasona-
bly sure that if we watched the
traffic, we would get to the other
side in.one piece.
You don't go anywhere in Or-
lando without getting in your car
and hunting a parking space
when you get there.
school at the University of Cen-
tral. Florida, where he received his

degree in aerospace engineering.
In t y estimation be .should
have a degree for learning his way
airottnd Orlando.
SHe knew his way -around,
whichlahne.of the roadLto get into
to make the turn taking us where
we wanted to go. He knew what
roads to avoid and which ones to
travel on. Above, all, he has
learned to lock his car, his apart-
ment door and "everything else
which isn't hot or nailed down.
That was a foreign experience
for me;, accustomed to leaving the
door open, not being concerned
whether or not I take the .key
from my car or even lock the car
door. Having to unlock every door
I enter and lock it behind me.
This isn't just a quirk of the
city of Orlando, it's a way of life in
every big city and it's hard for
those of us from a small and laid
back town to get used to this rou-
tine when we,visit.
I certainly wouldn't want to
live there. It's bad enough to visit.

was impressive. The school had
about 1,600 graduates receiving
their degrees, including three
doctorate, several master's and
the remaining bachelor degrees.
Central Florida University is
a school of approximately 8,500
students stressing specialized
fields such as engineering. Apart
of the campus is dedicated to ex-
perimental labs for various indus-
tries, such as. GE, Westfinghouse,
Martin-Marietta, etc., to allow the
students hands-on experience.
The campus is in a beautiful
setting and has some handsome
buildings. Everything is next to
something, making every building
readily accessible.
The students at this highly
specialized school also toss up
beach balls, blow bubbles and
paint slogans on top of their mor-
tar boards at graduation. They
have their foolish moments to go
along with the serious.

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St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
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A Boy and His Dog


CPR Course is Offered
Gulf County Beaches Fire De- and CPR for First Responders
apartment will begin offering, (Level C) will cost $25.00. Mini-
American Heart Association CPR mum number per class will be,
courses on the second and fourth five students. Interested parties
.Saturdays of each month starting should contact 647-8452. Mes-,
in September. sages left on the answering ma-
chine will be answered as soon as
Citizen CPR will cost $10.00 possible.
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Trish Warriner, daughter of the late George and Amy Tapper,
mails invitations.to this year's George G. Tapper Invitational Golf
Tournament, which will benefit the Gulf Coast Community College
Foundation's scholarship fund. GCCC President Bob McSpadden
(center) and David Warriner (right) are among the event's patrons.

If there's anything a young man needs, besides a mother and
,father, a room of his own and a girlfriend, it's a dog that he can call
his own.
I was reminded of this recently when my 18-year-old youngest
son-finally became the owner of his first dog. Up until then he had
shared the love of my oldest son's dog, Ivan (the terrible) and my
adopted black Lab, Duke. Duke, by the way, was a name given the
dog by my youngest son the day we picked him up at Indian Pass.
There were several dogs at our house when I was a lad, but the,
one I remember best was Bruno. Bruno was a mixed-breed, syrup-
colored dog of medium build and was a loving, protective pet That
is, until someone tried to come into the yard or, God forbid, another
dog tried to cross his "marked" 'territory. When that happened, he
was as mean as .. .well, as mean as a "Junk-yard dog."
Bruno and I were almost inseparable during those.formative
years. He was with me almost everywhere I went, except to school,
church and places where dogs were not allowed. If I went to the
store or to the creek for a swim. Bruno almost always accompanied
me, tagging along like a dog should.
Bruno was a fierce competitor when it came to a fight He
would take on any and all comers and usually would come out a
winner. He would guard the house at night (we, had no fence or
locks on the doors) and Bruno was not an "egg-sucker." 'Egg-
sucking dogs were not allowed at our house because we raised our
own chickens and the chickens gave us barn-yard, fresh eggs. Be-
sides that, once an egg-sucker, always an egg-sucker. A dog that
was an egg-sucker couldn't be trusted.
The tales I told my oldest son about Bruno compelled him to
name his first dog Bruno. It was ironic, but the second Bruno was
much like my Bruno. He was about the same color and size and as
he grew older he became very protective of our children, especially
our. two youngest. His protectiveness finally progressed to a point
that no one could come into our unfenced yard or even walk along
the sidewalk that runs beside our h6use.
When Bruno II bit a friend who was coming to the house for a
irlsit, I told my son'It was time for Bruno to go: He had to find
someone who lived in the country who would want a good dog or we
would have to give him to the dog pound. He found a friend who
Needed a good dog and lived at Wetappo and Bruno was adopted
and lived the remainder of his short life running free on about five
acres of land.
After Bruno, Ivan came along. When my son moved to Pensaco-
la and was settled, Ivan was sent to live with him. Then, a short
time later. Duke made the scene and stayed until recently. I have
no idea where Duke is as I write this. Perhaps he became disgrun-
tled when my youngest son brought his puppy home and decided to
seek home-life somewhere else.
The new dog in my son's life is named "Rufus." He Is a small
dog who 'is syrup-colored like the two Brunos and he is mixed-
breed, part of which Is bulldog. Rufus is playful, like a puppy
should be, and is the light of my son's life. That is as it should be,
too. -
Rufus has life, made because my son treats him like a human
child. He makes sure he has food and water, takes him to the vet
and makes sure he has 'a dry place to sleep. Until recently, Rufus
was living in my son's room, but now he is domiciled in the dog pen
outside (when he's not in my truck or visiting my son's friends).
And, in my opinion, that is as it should be, too.
dog offers a young man or woman responsibility and love:
most of all.llove and devotion. I have never seen my son so protec-
tive and loving toward anything or anyone, except, of course, his
family. Rufus has added a new dimension to my son's life. He has
given him something to care for and be responsible for and, most of
all, something he can call his own and love. And, a dog's love, for
his master, is blind and without reservation.
That Is what makes dogs such wonderful pets. Every boy needs
a dog.

than $600,000 without making
some plans, the heirs are going to
be- faced with coming up with
cash .to pay the taxes," Tucker
'If the, estate is less than
$600,000, there are no taxes ap-
plicable with the inheritance.
Tucker said one of the best
ways to avoid taxes, when distrib-
uting money or property between

Marquis Offers AARP Backs
Pressure Checks ...
As a service to Gulf county Health, Care

by creating community aware-
ness of hypertension. Marquis"
Home Health Agency is offering

Reform Bill

free blood pressure monitoring to The AARP Board of Directors
community residents. recently recommended to its 33-
-August 18 David Rich's million members that they sup-
IGA, Port St. Joe, 3-5 p.m.; Dollar port the health care reform bills
Store, Port St. Joe, 3-5 p.m.; We- Introduced by House Majority
wahitchka State Bank. Wewa- Leader Richard Gephardt and
hitchka, 3-5 p.m. Senate Majority Leader ,George
August 23 Saveway, Port "b Mitchell. 's
St. Joe, 3-5 p.m.; Bill' Dolla "A has been a constant
Store, 3-5 p.m. voice calling for comprehensive
reform of the nation's health care
Adult hol system," said AARP President Eu-
Adult School .gene Lehrmann of Madison, WI.
a t *r "'Although neither bill is perfect,
Rteglstraltlon .,we conclude that these bills pro-
Registration for Adult Shoo de for the foundation for com-
Regstraldn for Adult School "- prehensive health care for all
will be held on Monday, August Americans.
22nd, at Wewahitchka High "If either bill is defeated.
School from 5:30-8:30 p.m. CDT. health care reform will be dead
Computer Lab and GED prepara- for years to come." Lehrmann
tion are being offered, as well as said. "This is why we are asking
refresher courses in math and our members to support the
English. Mitchell and Gephardt bills.
Anyone interested in complet- "Ultimately, the choice must
ing their high school education, be between health care reform
please come in and register. and the current health care sys-
Classes will begin on Tuesday, tem," continued Lehrmann.
August 23. 'Throughout this long and of-
ten confusing debate over how, to.
accomplish health care reform.
AARP has not endorsed any pro-
J ^ posal, but has held steadfastly to
S: i our basic reform goals that would
(Continued from Page 1) provide universal coverage; home
unit. arid community-based long-term.
Hammond went on to say, care and prescription drug bene-
"It's strange to me how hard evt- fits; provisions to protect and
dence about some, people' is ig- strengthen Medicare; controls
nored, yet they take-information that rein in skyrocketing health
from statements 1 made to some care costs; and a fully-funded'
newspapers, which I didn't recog- health care system that is afford-
nize after they are printed, arid able to every American."' Lehr-
question me for hours about it." mann said.
"I don't like it," Hammond "We are now dealing with spe-
said. cific legislation that demands dif-
"I acted on advice from my at- flcult'choices but offers the hope
torney, which I thought I should of real reform." said Lehrmann.

have after the FDLE got into the
matter. 1. have done nothing
wrong. I was merely doing the job
the people elected me to do, After
I continue to get the same reports
from different people, It's time I,
as a County Commissioner, look
into the reports," the Commis-
sioner said.
"I wasn't after anybody. The
only thing I care about in this in-
vestigation Is Gulf County's image
and the financial side," Ham-
mond said.
"I was disturbed about what
was being done with the informa-
tion he was reported to be.gather-
ing," Coats said.

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County Dems
To Host Forum
The Gulf County Democratic
Executive, Committee will be pre-
senting a forum of local arid state
Democratic candidates on Thurs-
day, August 18, at 6 p.m. EDT at
the Port St. Joe Library.
All Gulf County residents are
invited to attend this forum and
meet the 1994 Democratic candi-

Public Notice
Notlce Is hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 373., Florida Statutes, the following appli-
cation(s) for water use penrift(s) has (have) been re-
ceived by the Northwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District:
'Application-number S04912 filed 08/03/94
George Whiting
P. 0. Box 13056
Mexico Beach, FL 342410
Requesting a maximum withdrawal of '
8,700 gallons per day from the Inter-
mediate Aquifer System for Public Sup-
ply use by a proposed facility.
Gen. withdrawal location(s) In Gulf
County: Sec. 5, 'I6S, RI 1W.
Interested persons may object to orcomment
upon the applications) or submit a written request
for a copy ofthe staff reports) containing proposed
agency action regarding the applications) by writ-
ing to'the Division of Resource Regulation of the
Northwest Florida Water Management District.
Route 1, Box 3099, Havana. Florida 32333-9700,
but such comments or requests must be received
by 5:00 o'clock p.m. on September 1, 1994.
No further public notice will be provided re-
garding this (these) applicationss. Publication of
this notice constitutes constructive notice of this
permit application to all substantially affected per-
sons. A copy of the staff reports) must be request-
ed In order to remain advised of further proceed-
in.s and any public hearing date. Substantially
affected persons are entitled to request an admin-
istrative hearing regarding the proposed agency ac-
tion by submitting a 'written permit request ac-
cording to the provisions of 40A-1.521. Florida
Administrative Code. Notices of Proposed Agency
Action will be.malled only to persons who have
filed such requests.
Publish, August 18, 1994.

Tapper T

Signing U
Invitations to the 21st annual
George G. Tapper Invitational
Golf Tournament are in the mail.
The event is scheduled for
September 30-October 2 at the
St. Joseph Bay Country Club in
Port St. Joe and is expected to at-
tract a capacity field of 224
players, grouped by handicap
into 14 flights.
: Each flight' will be divided
into two divisions, and plaques
and prizes will be given to the top
three finishers in each division.
A maroon jacket will be pre-
sented to the tournament cham-
pion, and the B. Roy Gibson, Jr.,
Memorial Trophy will be awarded
for the low gross round of the 54-
hole competition.

Tucker Gives Kiwanis Tips

one's heirs, is to give It in incre-
ments of $10,000 before death.
'These gifts of money or property
are not taxable, neither to the re-
cipient nor by the giver," Tucker
said, "and many people have dis-
tributed their estate' where they
intended it to go in this manner."
He pointed out that both wife
and husband. if they own assets
Jointly, can give up to $20,000 a
year to persons or organizations
without the burden of taxes.
"Inheritance taxes are stiff,"
the speaker said. "It would be a
good idea for everyone with an es-
tate to investigate the disburse-
ment of their estate before it Is'
becomes necessary to avoid tax
rates like 37% on up to 50%
which must be paid within nine
months after death of the proper-
ty owner."
Tucker said that anything of
value owned by a person is con-
sidered in figuring the total value
of estates for the purpose of levy-
ing taxes.
Guests of the club were Key
Clubbers Candi Upchurch and
Nikki Williams.


p Entries
Sponsored since 1986 by the
George G. Tapper Foundation,
the tournament has raised almost
$115,000 for the .scholarship
fund of the GulfCoast Communi-
ty College Foundation.
Patrons receive a guaranteed
!place in the tournament, a deluxe
"goody bag", and four tickets to
the Friday evening reception in
return for their $250 contribu-
The entry fee for players is'
$175, accepted on a first come,
first served basis, and includes a
goody bag and two reception tick-
ets. .. -. :
Further information may be
obtained by calling 227-1111.



The plans for the new Senior
Citizens/Community Center will
include facilities for the care. of
elderly loved ones who cannot "be
left alone. A 'specially designed:
room for adult day care will allow
families to drop their loved one off
in the morning and feel secure in
the knowledge that they will, re-
ceive care from the friendly staff.
supervised activities, a hot and
nourishing meal, health support.
and even a nap in, the afternoons!
These services will be availa-
ble from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and
area available on a donation or
very low rate.
Support is needed from pri-
vate families and businesses to'
raise the remaining funds to com-
plete the new 6.500 sq. ft. facility.
The Senior Citizens Association is
dedicated to helping elderly men
and women maintain the highest
quality of life. Please help by
sending a donation- to: Gulf
County Senior Citizens, 198 Pe-
ters Street, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. -

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Cypress Medical
is proud to announce
Annette C. Lamp has joined the medical staff.,
Annette is a Physician Assistant, Graduate, and a
Registered Nurse. She will be working with Mr.
Kenneth Plumley, Physician Assistant, and his
medical staff in Wewahitchka.

In an effort to meet the growing needs of our
patients, Cypress Medical is now open 6 days
a week. The new hours will be
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and
Wednesday and Saturday
from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

P4ease give Robin Merritt, our Office Manager,
'a call to set an appointment
at 639-2935 or drop in.
Welcome, Annette; we're glad to have your expertise
in Wewahitchka!
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To Avoid Inheritance Taxes offrare

Blountstown certified public
accountant Mike Tucker gave the
Kiwanis Club members a few tips
about taxes and inheritance at
their Tuesday meeting. The theme
of Tucker's address was that you
can plan ahead and distribute
your estate without having to pay
excessive amounts of state or fed-
eral taxes.
"If you leave an estate of more

l Arbor Medical Group
Arbor is pleased to announce the addition of
Medical Bonnie Swan, Licensed Massage Therapist
SCeX. Group inc. to their staff.
Bonnie Is a licensed massage therapist who has practiced massage therapy for
the last three years In Palm Beach County. Specializing In Swedish and Trigger Point massage, she
graduated form the Academy of Healing Arts & Facial Skin Care In West Palm Beach In January of
1992, and has recently moved to Port St. Joe from Palm Beach County with her family.
Bonnie points out that some of the benefits of massage therapy are pain relief, relaxation, improved
Immune system and circulation, and increased range of motion.
'It is the perfect compliment of chiropractic care.", .
Bonnie has appointment times available for patients who need massage to compliment their
chiropractic treatments and for clients that simply need a massage for relaxation or relief of minor
muscle pain.
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Miss Laura Lee Reid and Charles Joseph Norton Wed

Laura Lee Reid and Charles
Joseph Norton were united in
holy matrimony at 6:30 p.m. on
June 25 at the First United Meth-
odist Church of Port St. Joe. The
Rev. Zedoc Baxter performed the
double-ring candlelight ceremo-
ny. '

The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James Charles Reid
of Mobile, Alabama. She is the
granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James Edwin Carpenter and Mrs.
Andrew B. Reid and the late Mr.
Reid, all of Lubbock, Texas. The
groom's parents are Mr. and Mrs.

Charles Williams Norton of Port
St. Joe. Grandparents of the
groom are Mrs. Newton DeWitt
Ellis and the late- Mr. Ellis of
Nashville, Tennessee, and Mrs.
Charles Wesley Norton and the
late Mr. Norton of Wewahitchka.
Miss Reid is a 1989 graduate.
Qf Headland High School, Head-
land, Alabama, and received a
B.S. degree in secondary educa-
tion from Troy State University in
Troy, Alabama. Mr. Norton gradu-
ated form Port St. Joe High
School and Troy State University
with a bachelor's degree in busi-
ness management.
A program of traditional wed-
ding music was presented ,by
Mrs. George Duren, organist, of
Port St. Joe, and Shelly Weather-
ford, vocalist. Julie Halcomb of
Dothan, Alabama, read First Co-
rinthians 13, a. special scripture
to the bride.
Given in marriage by her par-

Charles Williams Norton
served as his son's best man.
Groomsmen were Kenneth Frank
Elder of Montgomery, Alabama;
Malcomb Eugene Floore of Talla-
hassee; Michael Lee Kidd of
Montgomery, Alabama; brothers
of the groom, James Patrick Nor-
ton of Port St. Joe and Major Wil-.
liam Ellis Norton of Alexandria,
Virginia; brother of the bride,
James Andrew Reid; William Jo:
seph Rish, Jr., of Port St. Joe;
-and Byron Timothy Wilder of
Crawfordville. Ushers were Samu-
'el Russell Harp of Atlanta. Geor-
gia, John Chadwick Arrant and
Charles Norton Arrant of Port St.
Joe. cousins of the groom.
The groom wore a black tuxe-
do with a white tie and vest.
Black ties and white vests were
worn by the groomsmen and ush-
Following 'the ceremony, Mr.
and Mrs. Reid entertained at a re-

Quarles, Jr., Mrs. Steve Richard-
son, Mrs. William Joseph Rish,
Mrs. Floyd Roberts, Mrs. Cecil
Tllis, and Barbara Watts. ,
Beth. Hoffman gave a lingerie
shower in honor of Miss Reid at
her apartment in Panama City
The couple,was also honored
with a cookout given by Eugene
Floore and Ashley Abrams at the
Floore Farm in Overstreet.
A bridal luncheon was given
honoring Miss Reid at the Gibson
Inn in Apalachicola by Mrs. Rex
Buzzett, Mrs. George Duren, Mrs.
'Greg Johnson, Mrs. Mike McDo-
nald, Mrs.. John Miller, Mrs.
(See WEDDING Page 5)"

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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bruce Sowell

Couple Exchanges Vows

Charles Bruce Sowell and
Pauline Michele Taylor were unit-
ed in marriage on Saturday, July
2, in a double-ring, candlelight
The bride is the daughter of
Marie Kyser of Panama City and
the granddaughter of James
"Red" Graves and the late Virillar
Graves of Port St. Joe.
The bridegroom is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Sowell
of Alford and the grandson of the
late Mr. and' Mrs. Bascom Kirk-
land and Mr. and Mrs. Charlie B.
Presented in marriage by her
grandfather, the bride wore a
straight floor-length gown of
white satin with a detachable
chapel-length train detailed with
pearls and iridescent sequins.
She carried a cascade bouquet of
white and yellow roses.
Maria Antonelll, the bride's
best friend from Panama City,
served as maid of honor. The
bridesmaids were Cindy Revell of
Port St. Joe, Vanessa Petorak,
sister of the groom, and Amanda
Sowell, daughter of the groom.
The attendants wore tea-length
satin teal-colored dresses featur-
ing heart-shaped, open backs,
with pearls flowing. They also.
wore baby's breath in their hair
and carried bouquets of yellow,
roses. Kristen Griffin of Alford

served as flower girl. and was at-
tired in a white tea-length dress
complemented with teal lace.
Clay Hugghin of Panama City
served as best man. The
groomsmen were Darwin Gilmore, '
Haves Morris, and Steve Lank-
ford. The, groom and his friends
were handsomely dressed in for-
mal black tuxedos with bouton-
nieres of yellow roses. Devin But-
ler, nephew of the groom, was
dressed ; identically to the
During the seating of the
guests and parents, soloist Buck
Fernandez performed I Will Go.
There With You, and during the
nuptials, Myrna Fernandez sang
Perfect Union. with Audrey Gay
serving as organist.
Kim Lankford attended the
bride's book. Sherry Hugghins
and Cheri Gilmore directed the
wedding. A traditional three-
tiered wedding cake was decorat-
ed with fresh flowers, teal pearls,
and a flowing fountain top.
Hostesses for the reception
were Kelly Plumley.- Mandy Fer-
nandez and Randl McClain. After'
a wedding trip to Tampa, the:
couple returned to their residence
in Panama City. Michele is em-'
ployed by Marquis Home Health
and Bruce by the Department of
Transportation of Florida.

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Mrs. Charles J. Norton

erts and escorted to the altar by
h6r father,; the bride wore a chap-'
el length gown of ivory raw silk
that featured a dropped waist
bodice, heavily embroidered with
seed pearls. Rosettes of raw silk
adorned the short sleeves of the
gown. A headband of seed pearls
with a chapel length veil of
French tulle attached completed
Miss Reid's attire.
Mrs. Mark Holt of Tuscaloo-
sa, alabama, served as her sis-
ter's matron of honor. She wore a
floor length dress of navy blue
raw silk that was trimmed at the
shoulders with white silk ro-
settes. The bridesmaids were Mel-
anie Connell of Auburn. Alabama;
Mrs. Kenneth Elder of Montgom-
ery, Alabama; Elizabeth Hoffman
of Panama City: Tamml Nail of
Montgomery. Alabama: Mrs. Alex
Palcios of Tampa: Lisa Phillips of
Lubbock, Texas:; Wendy Tyre of
Dothan, Alabama: and Tiffany
Winfield of Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Their dresses were identical to
the matron of honor's. Aubrey Ni-
cole Holt, niece of the bride, was
the flower girl. She wore a floor
length dress of French batiste'
and lace. Aubrey carried a kissing
ball of porcelifia roses, petals,
baby's breath, and ivy that was
suspended by a small rope of

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"ception at St. Joseph Bay Coun-
try Club. Floor hostesses for the
occasions were Mrs. Rex Buzzett,
Mrs. Eugene T. Ford. Mrs. Roy
Smith, Mrs. Cecil Tillls. Mrs. Sam
J. Taylor, and Sarah Turner, aunt
of the groom, all of Port St. Joe.
S Mrs. William E. Norton. sister-in-
law of the groom of Alexandria,
Virginia, and Mrs. John Charles
C Griffin of Wewahitchka completed
the list of ladies assisting with
the reception.
Sara. Bess Norton kept the
bride's book and',,Emilie Norton
gave out small net.cones of bird-
seed, both nieces of the groom.
After a wedding trip to St.
Thomas Island, the couple are re-
-siding in Montgomery, Alabama.
The bride is employed as a teach-
er in the Montgomery School Sys-
tem. The groom Is in his last year
of law school at Faulkner Univer-
sity. .
A dinner at J. Patrick's Res-,
taurant was hosted by the
groom's parents following the re-
hearsal for the wedding party and
out-of-town guests.
Mrs. Cecil G, Costin, Jr., Mrs.
Charles A. Costin, Mrs. Chauncey
Costin, and Mi-s, Leonard C. Co-
stin gave a luncheon for the
bridesmaids and out-of-town.
guests at the Port Inn the day of
the wedding.
A barbeque supper was given
for the wedding party and out-of-
town guests by Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Taylor,
Alice Machen, and Sarah Turner
at the' Turner home in Port St.
A coffee for Miss. Reid was
given at the home of Mrs. Edward
Wood, Sr. Hostesses were Mrs.
Gary Carlsten, Mrs. Ashley Co-
stin, Mrs. Tom Ford, Mrs. J. La-
mar Hardy, Mrs. Marvin Land,
Mrs. John Patrick Floyd, Mrs. Ed-
ward Wood, Mrs. William S.

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Three New Teachers at Port St. Joe Elementary

Port St. Joe Elementary
' School has three new instructors
on staff for the 1994-95 school
year. They are Carmel Dodson,
Paula Clements, and Barbara
Swain. One will be replacing re-
tired educator Christine Williams,
one will be teaching an added
first grade class and the other
will be assigned as an ESE teach-
er replacing Renee Forehand who
transferred to Wewahitchka.
Carmel Dodson is married to
Bill Dodson and they live.i Mexi-
co Beach. They ,have two chil-
dren; Micah, third grade, and
Matthew, a kindergartener.
Mrs. Dodson graduated from
the. University of West Florida
with a degree in learning disabili-
ties. She also has a masters de-
gree in clinical teaching and certi-
fication in elementary ed. and
Pre-K. e
With 10 years experience

teaching ESE students in Bay
and Gulf counties, she returns to
teaching this year after having
been home for five years with her
own children. She looks forward
to a good year with her students.
Paula Clements is a native of
Selma, Alabama, who moved to
the Port St. Joe area with her
husband, Thomas, in January of
this year.
She has a master's degree in

early childhood education from
the University of Alabama. Mrs.
Clements has taught kindergart-
en in the Dallas County School
System of Selma for the previous
nine and one-half years. She is
looking forward to teaching first
grade at Port St. Joe Elementary
She enjoys working with chil-
dren, gardening, salt water fish-
ing, and reading.



Barbara Swain graduated
from the University of Central
Florida with a degree in elemen-
tary education.
Barbara taught second and
fourth grades for the past six
years at Bayshore Elementary
School in Port St. Lucie. She is
presently teaching first grade at
Port St. Joe Elementary School
and looking forward to a terrific
school year.

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Rosalie and L. P. West

64 Years Together
Rosalie and L. P. West were
married August 17, 1930, by the
Rev. M. A. West In Palmyra, MO.
-They celebrated their 64th wed-
ling anniversary on Wednesday. "
They have one son and
daughter-in-law, David and Caro
West; two grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild, all of Montgom-
ery, Alabama.
Rosalie and 'L P. have lived in
Mexico Beach for the past 21
years. L. P. is a retired instructor
from George C. Wallace College in
Dothan. He is retired also from
the Chancel Choir for First Meth-
odist Church in Port SL Joe,
where he and his wife are mem-

From Page 4
Ralph Roberson. and Mrs. Fred
The Dothan Country Club
was the setting of a shower for
Miss Reid given by Mrs. Luther
McClain. Mrs. Daniel Sharp, and
Mrs. Michael Woodham.
Dottle Moore and Anne Vin-
son gave a luncheon at Mrs. Vin-
son's home in Pascagoula. Missis-
Laura's sorority sisters gave a
miscellaneous shower for her at
the Kappa Delta Room in Troy,
A cocktail party honoring
Miss Reid and Mr. Norton's en-
gagement was given by Julie
Sikes and Sharon Sherman at the
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June 29 at Bay Medical Center.'
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Her parents are Erika and
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Mr. and Mrs. Sidney J. An-
chors are pleased to announce
the approaching marriage of their
daughter, Sydna Young. to Robert
Jackson Atwater, M.D.. son of
Col. and Mrs. William E. Atwater,
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Sydna is a program assistant
at the University of Florida Col-
lege of Medicine. Jack is a physi-
'clan in the Department of Anes-
thesiology at the University of
Florida College orf Medicine.
The wedding is planned for
September 17 at 3:00 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church in
.Port St. Joe. A reception will fol-
low in the church fellowship hall.
All relatives and friends are
Invited to attend.

Sea Oats

Kick Off

With Social
An annual kick-off get ac-
quainted ice cream party will be
hosted by the Sea Oats and
Dunes Garden Club for all mem-
bers, relations, friends, and pros-
pective members on Saturday
evening, August, 27, at 7 p.m.
EDT at the St. Joe Beach Fire
Station. Each member is encour-
aged to bring a dessert and help
with the party, as well as inviting
someone to join in the fun and
fellowship. Call Netta Niblack or
Vesta Conley if you can help.
This promises to be an excit-
,ing and rewarding new year. The
firstt meeting will be' held Tues-
day, September 13, at 10 a.1n.
-EDT at the Fire Hall with Presi-
dent Betty Chancellor presiding.
Guest speakers, field trips, and
workshops are among the many
interesting programs.
An all-day informal flower
show workshop will be conducted.
Tuesday, September, 27, to get
members in the mood for the up-
coming flower show on November'
12 and 13 at the Mexico Beach
Chamber of Commerce. More on
this later.
The project of restoring and
beautifying the historical sign on
,St. Joe Beach: is nearing comple-
tion. It was cleaned and painted
this summer, and landscape tim-
bers and plants will be installed
this fall.

Ice Cream Social
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Department and the ladies' auxil-
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from 3-6 p.m. All candidates run-
ning for office and the general
public are cordially invited to at-
tend. There will be no charge to
attend, but all donations to the
'fire department will be greatly ap-

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Wheeler Joins Staff at Wewa Medical

The Wewahitchka Medical
and Dental Center; recently wel-
comed to the professional staff

Nurse practitioner John Wheeler,
ARNP. Mr. Wheeler has a mas-
ter's degree in nursing from the
University of South Florida, a RN
degree from SL Petersburg Junior
College. and a bachelor's degree
In business administration from
Eckerd College. His nursing expe-
rience included four years in sur-
gical intensive care and two years
shared between orthopedic and
eyes. ears, nose and throat spe-
Wheeler comes to the Wewa-
hitchka Center from.the Clearwa-
ter area, and recently moved to
the area with his wife. Barbara,
and two sons, John and Joshua.
Originally frQm a small rural town
in Ohio, -he stated "I like small
i towns and want to practice in a
primary care setting where I can
use all of my clinical skills. I am
happy to be part of the quality
clinical staff of North Florida

Special Chamber
Meeting at M.B.
The Mexico Beach Chamber
of Commerce is having, a special
meeting Thursday night, 7 cen-
S tral daylight time, at the Cham-
ber building. This is a very imp6r-
tant meeting, as a nominating
board for the following year will
be appointed.

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Florida Medical Center staff, Dr.
Nancy Chorba.. Dr. Chorba will
practice primarily' in Franklin
County, but will have some office
hours in Wewahitchka. The addi-
tion of these practitioners in-

Look Who's One!
Alexis celebrated her first
birthday on August 6th with her
family and friends.
Alexis Bianca Jones is the
daughter of Wendy Osborne of
Port St. Joe and Antonio Jones of
Japan. The proud grandparents
are Charles and Ometa Osborne
of Port St. Joe and James and
Adrean Hamilton of Panama City.

TOPS Meeting
Take OIT Pounds Sensibly
(TOPS) meets every Thursday at 5
p.m. in the meeting room of the
Port St. Joe Fire Department.
Come join and let TOPS help.

creases the NFMC clinical staff to
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one physician assistant, one den-
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* Trial law\\yer with over 14 1/2 years experience handling complex civil and criminal cases
'* Former investigator, Select Committee on Land Sales and Mortgage Fraud, Florida House of Representatives-
* Chairman for the 14th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee (where citizens' complaints against lawyers are heard)
* Supreme Court Certified Civil Court Mediator (providing alternative means of lawsuit resolution)
* President of Anchorage Children's Home (serving the 14th Judicial Circuit county area providing shelter and
counselling for abused and unwan ted children)
i Member ofBay County Juvenile Justice Council
Past co-chairman of the D.U.l. Advisory Council -
C* Chairman of the 1990 Judicial Candidate Poll.Committee
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Volunteer providing free monthly legal consultation to visitors at Bay.County Council on Aging
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State Spray For Dog Flies

PANAMA CITY -- Pint-size counter
pests hovering over white sandy Th(
beaches have the potential to 3 alrcn
spoil a -sdibather's paradise. control
That's why ,the Florida Depart- flies th
ment of Agriculture and -Consu- Florida
mer Services will be targeting -a mer an
pesky fly that populates the Pan- The
handle coastline late this sum1n- i:s: limit
mer. -. along
The Department. which over- harm I
sees the state's mosquito' control because
efforts, will be launching an aerial '-contain
spray program over Northwest small, I
Florida beaches this month' to a.residi

$30 Millionl
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| TALLAHASSEE -- Thirty days
| after President Clinton declared
12 Florida Panhandle counties a
disaster area, nearly $30 million
in assistance is flowing, to ,the..,
flood-damaged area, according to
federal and state officials., .. 1
Disaster housing assistance,
which helps residents obtain suit-
able temporary housing, num-
bered 1,283. eligible applications.
To date. 1.285 applicants have
been paid a total of $3.9 million
in federal assistance for rent or
In addition', the Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) has housed 194 in trail-
ers and expects the total to ex-
ceed 400 occupied.-
The state-admhinistered Indi-
vidual and Family Grants (OFG)
program has awarded more than
600 grants totalling more than
$3.1 million. Housing assistance
and IFG grants do not have to be
The Small Business Adminis-
tration (SBA) has received 544
applications for home and per-
sonal property loans. The SBA
has already approved 175 loans
'for more than $4 million.
More than $14 million in
public assistance has been grant-
ed to state and local governments
and communities for a wide varie-
ty of infrastructure rebuilding.
such as removal of debris, road
and bridge repair, and rebuilding
and renovation of public build-
ings and utilities. The federal
share -- 75 percent -- is $10.7
Previously announced fund-

Wanda Reeves
Wanda Reeves, age 60, "of
Niceville, went home to be with
the Lord on Saturday, August
13th,.at her residence.
Mrs. Reeves was born in Alta-
pass. North Carolina, to John
and Carrie Snyder Hall and had
been a resident of Northwest Flor-
ida for the past 43 years. She was
a member of the Damascus As-
sembly of God Church in Free-
Mrs. Reeves was a devoted
wife, mother, and everyone's nan-
ny. Survivors include her hus-
band of 43 years, Robert E.
Reeves of Niceville: three sons
and one daughter-in-law, Michael
Reeves and Billy Reeves of Nice-
ville and John and Renee Reeves
of Port St. Joe: one daughter and
son-In-law, Renee and Tommy
Mayville of Niceville; one brother,

Dr. Stallings
is pleased to
announce his
becoming a

Blue Cross, Blue Shield
PPC Provider
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r the intrusion of dog flies.
e Department will use DC-
aft to spray a pesticide that
s the particular breed of
at migrates to Northwest
beaches during the sum-
d fall months.
e midday spraying, which
ted to a very narrow area
the coastline, does not
humans or property. Also,
e the amount of chemical
Led in the spray is very
the spraying does not leave
ue on vehicles or clothing.

Low-flying aircraft, which are"
licensed and operated in compli-
ance with the regulations of the
Federal Aviation Administration,
will be flown parallel to and a
short distance behind the beach-
es. Spraying will usually be con-
ducted between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m. with the aircraft flying at an
altitude of 150 to 200 feet, at a
distance of about 800 to 2,800
feet inland from the shoreline.
Dog flies are more of a public
nuisance than a public health,
threat The pest looks like a

house fly and is a daytime biter.
Northerly winds carry dog
flies from agricultural areas to
the Panhandle coastline. Dog flies
have been known to travel dis-
tances of 150 miles. When the
flies reach the coastline, they oc-
casionally breed from piles of sea-
weed along gulf shores.
The flies become concentrat-
ed on the beaches because the
water serves as a barrier to their
The aerial spray program is
conducted from July through No-

in distance Flowing to

tma gd~e,-a's, inL12 ounties,
ing includes $2.5 million from the tdon to repair federal highways in fegilitration.
U.S.- Department of Transporta- the 12 county, flood-damaged FE~MA is still takingapi

Rev. Harold Tyus

Here 20 years
The body of believers at Oak
Grove Assembly of God would like
to invite you to celebrate the 20th
pastoral anniversary of Rev. and
Mrs. David Fernandez on Sun-
day, August 12..
The Rev. Harold Tyus, pastor
of Evangel Assembly, of God in
Dothan. Alabama, will be the
guest speaker. Services begin at
10:45 a.m. and everyone is cor-
dially invited to attend.

Cecil Hall of Sprucepine, North
Carolina; one sister-in-law, Mrs.
Billy (Pearl) Hall of Black Moun-
tain, North Carolina; 'five sisters.
Velma Castle of Kinsport. Tennes-
see, Ruth Lowery of Sprucepine.
North Carolina. Helen Byrd of Al-
tapass. North Carolina, Bea Ren-
fro, of Estatoe, North Carolina,
and Barbara Allen of Sprucepine.
North Carolina: fourteen grand-
children, Michael, Rodney, Chris-
ty. Robert, Kandy, Jonathan.
Glen Jr., Jim, Wanda, Bryan,
Brittany, Jeremiah, Jenna, Josh-
ua, and a host of other relatives
and friends.
Funeral services were held
from the First Assembly of God
Church in Niceville on Tuesday,
August 16, at 2:00 p.m. with the
Rev. T.C. Moon officiating. Inter-
ment. followed the services in
Sunset Cemetery in Valparaiso.
Floral tributes were accepted
and ip lieu of flowers, contribu-
tions were made to the Hospice of
Northwest Florida.
Active pallbearers were John
Reeves, Tommy Mayville, Rodney
Reeves, Nelson Freeman. Bud
Hall and Bryan Simon.
Honorary pallbearers were
Robert Reeves, Jonathan Reeves,
Jeremiah Mayville. Joshua May-
vllle, Arnold Lowery, Charles Al-
len and Dallas Renfro.
McLaughlin Twins City Fu-
neral Home of Niceville was en-
trusted with the arrangements.

area: $1.1 million from FEMA to
the Florida Department of Labor
and Employment Security to pay
Disaster Unemployment Assis-.
tance benefits to residents out of
work because of the storm and
flooding, and $100,000 to provide
crisis counseling to individuals
affected by the flood.
The number of Florida resi-
dents and business owners apply-
Ing for federal and state disaster
assistance reached 2,481 at the
close business Tuesday. Aug. 9.
Of this total, 918 registrations
were made at Disaster Applica-
tion Centers, now closed, and
1,563 registrations were via Tele-


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tions from Florida residents or
business owners in the declared
counties who sustained flood or
storm damage. They may apply
by calling the Teleregistration
line. 1-800-462-9029, from 8
a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through
Saturday. For information about
disaster aid or an applicaton's
status, call the FEMA helpline, 1-
800-525-0321, from 8 a.m. to 6
p.m.. Monday through Saturday.
The 12 declared counties are:
Bay. Calhoun, Franklin, Gads-
den, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Lib-
erty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wal-
ton and Washington. :,

Local Lads Receive Wings

At "Aviation Challenge"

John J. (J.J.) Hattaway and
,Quint Klingbell of Cape San Bias
completed "Aviation Challenge"
this past week in Huntsville, AL.
The boys were presented with

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senior citizens. The recently re-
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Seniors Consumers' Guide con-
tains information about Medicare
supplement insurance and other
insurance for seniors.
"Seniors often have specific
insurance questions and needs,"
said State Treasurer and Insu-
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The guide can help consu-
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their aviator wings on August
.12th by Dr. Tommie Blackwell.,
Director of Education. U.S. Space
and Rocket Center. Their week in-
volved an intense curriculum in
aeronautical science, as well as
water and land survival. Both
J.J. (call sign) "Skipjack" and
Quint "Buckshot" received the
Red Flag Award for outstanding
overall performance involving
simulated air to air combat. Con-

VFD Yard Sale
The Highland View Volunteer
Fire Department will have a yard
sale on Saturday-.August 20,
from 8 a.m. until, on Hwy. 98 W.
next to Smith & Son (watch for
the fire truck).

vember when the flies are concen-
trated on the beaches. Timing is
criticalto t he program because
the wind holding the flies on the
beaches eventually shifts. When
this happens, the flies quickly
disperse inland and disturb peo-
ple and animals.

For questions or more Infor-
mation regarding the Dog Fly
Control Program, contact:
Dog Fly Control, 3920 North
Frankford Avenue, Panama City,
Florida 32405, Telephone (904)

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The.Gulf County Board of Commissioners proposes to change
the use of land within the area shown in the map in this
:A public hearing on the proposal will be held on August
23rd, 1994, at 6:00 p.m. EDT at the Gulf County Board of
Commissioners Meeting Room in the Gulf County Courthouse,
Port St. Joe, Florida.
The proposed Plan Amendment is available for inspection,
Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m. EDT in the Gulf County Planning/Building
Department at the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe,
Florida. .
Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard
regarding the Proposed Plan Amendment.
Questions concerning this matter should be directed to the
Gulf County Planning/Building Director at (904) 229-8944.

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Gulf County.

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Temple Watson
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George Cox
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Duck Populations
Florida Duck hunters may be said that could result in easing of hunting s
in for some good news. Waterfowl restrictions for duck hunters. He In ad(
biologists in the Dakotas, Monta- said the Atlantic Flyway Council, cil has
na and southern Canada report which makes recommendations duck hun
that duck populations have be- to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Ser- vasback <
gun rebounding after nine years vice concerning waterfowl man- Due to pr
of struggle. agement in this part of the coun- vasback
Dave Brakhage, waterfowl bi- try, has included in its recom- have not
ologist, for the Florida Game and mendations that daily bag limits Florida si:
Fresh Water Fish Commission, be increased to four ducks this 'The

Advance Tickets on Sale For

Football Kick-Off Classic

It's hard to believe that foot-
ball season is almost here, but
the start of .school heralds that
the gridiron season is just around
the comer.
Port St. Joe High School will
begin its season with a Kick-Off
Classic against Bay High on Au-
gust 26 at Tommy Oliver Stadium
in Panama City. Last year was
the first year that the local team
went with the kick-off classic con-
cept rather than, the traditional
Jamboree when they travelled to

Advance tickets will be on
sale at Port St. Joe High School
for the classic beginning Monday,
August 22, during school hours
each day, until noon on Friday,
Aug. 26. All tickets, both student
and adult will be $4.00 advance.
Tickets at the gate will be $5.00
each. Advance sales go to the
high school, so if you're planning
on going to the Kick-Off Classic,
go out to the high school next
week and purchase' an advance
ticket to see the Sharks play.

nce 1

approved boy
Wildlife Service
in duck breed
Sthe decline in
Beginning in t
prairie ponds
plowed and p
to the ponds
Small had nest
'With less
the ducks to
dropped," Bra
hunting was cu
sate." ,

n." drought broke and the ponds be-
n,. he said the coun- gan to refill. Fifty-nine million
mmended allowing ducks migrated, south in the fall
to include one can- that year. This year, biologists
in their daily bag. predict that the fall migration will
us declines, in can- involve 71 million ducks.
)ulations, hunters "And there are signs that this
en canvasbacks in is going to be a sustained recov-
985-86. ery-not just a fluke." Brakhage
ges still have to be said. ".Seven of the 10 duck spe-
the U.S. Fish and cies we use as indicators of the
e," Brakhage said. duck populations' status are
drought conditions above the long-term average pop-
ding areas caused ulation." ,
i duck populations Even the number of ponds is
he early 1980's. As' up from a low of 2 'million to; 6
dried up, farmers million this year. With average
wanted crops closer precipitation, the number of
where ducks nor- ponds still should be about 5 mil-
ted. lion next year-setting the stage
space available for for another good production year.
. nest, populations The Commission plans to set
khage said. "Duck final regulations for the regular
urtailed to compen- duck and coot season during Its
Oct. 7 meeting at Sandestin Re-
in 1993, the sort, near Destin.

'Training Room Call" for

Local Athletes from GPH

Local Pledges May Be ifeoer

Made to M. D. Telethon GCCC Offers Courses

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
Aug 22 26
MON: Cheeseburger, French
Fries, Milk. Banana Pudding
TUES: Country Fried Steak or
Meatloaf;, Mashed Potatoes
w/gravy. Turnip Greens, Roll or
Corn Bread, Milk
'WEDS: Manager's Choice,
Fruit, Vegetable, Bread, Milk,
THURS: Chicken. Green
Vegetable. Mashed Potatoes
w/gravy. Combread. Milk
FRI: Chicken Sandwich,
French Fries. Green Beans.
Milk. Cake

The 1994 Jerry Lewis Tele-
thon for Muscular Dystrophy will
be televised September 4th and
5th from Panama City with a sub
station at the Port St. Joe City
Hall. The First Union Bank of
Port St. Joe will be taking dona-
tions starting August 22- see any
of the tellers.
The public may call in pledg-.
esi begInning September 4th at 8
p.m. ET. Over $500 was raised in
1993 for this cause. Gulf County
residents are urged to respond as
well or better than last year.
Please contact Jerry Stokoe. Mus-
cular Distrophy Coordinator for
Gulf County. at 229-8440/8466
for more information.



SElizabeth C. Jones, M.D.

Lightning accounts for approximately 400 deaths in the U.S.
per year. Florida usually has more deaths from lightning than any
other state. Here in Florida where thunderstorms and lightning are
so frequent and violent, we all need to review our behavior during
these times.
.Because bodies of water attract lightning, it is advised for you
to check the weather report before a boat trip and always keep a
cautious eye out for unexpected storms. When possible head for
land to avoid being on the water during a thunderstorm.
On land, tall objects attract lightning. Do not head for the lone
Street on a mountain, fleld, or golf course. If out in the open, lie down
' on the ground or in a ditch so you are not the tallest object around
and lIkely to attract the lightning. You should try to make yourself
as small as possible.
At home, do not take a bath or shower when there is thunder
and lightning because the water can attract the lightning. It is also
a good idea to turn off any electrical appliances while the storm is
going on. Do not talk on the telephone, Lightning can follow the
plumbing lines or electrical lines into your home.
An automobile is a relatively safe place in a thunderstorm be-
cause It is not grounded. The tires keep the car from being ground-
ed and a charge will not seek it but.

Public Notices

The logic and accuracy test
with the AIS -scanner for the first
Primary Election which will be
held September 8, 1994, is sched-
uled for Thursday, September 1,
1994, at 10:00 a.m., EST at the
Gulf County Courthouse.
Supervisor of Elections
The sealing of the voting ma-
chines for the City of Wewahitch-
ka election which will be Septem-
ber 8, 1994, is scheduled for
Thursday, September 1,, 1994, at
10:00 a.m., EST at the Gulf
County Courthouse in Port St.
Joe, Florida.
Supervisor of Elections

your child's
school physical. Please call for
your child's appointment with Bill
Wright today.
Bill Wright, PA-C
Jorge San Pedro, M.D.
324 Long Avenue Port St. Joe
229-8126 Lic. #0017399

Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege's Division of Lifelong Learn-
ing is offering the following cours-
es. Register in advance for these
courses at the Lifelong Learning
Center on the second floor of the
Student Union East. Registration
is held Monday through Thursday
from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fees list-
ed are for Florida residents. For
more information, call 872-3823.
Child Care Training
A one-credit hour course for
the child care worker covering
state and local rules and regula-
tions, health and safety, nutri-
tion, identifying and reporting
child abuse and neglect and child
growth and development will be
held on Saturday, September 10.
17, and 24. from 8:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. There is a $33.03 fee.
Registration deadline is Septem-
ber 1. ..
Public Speaking
An' "Orientation to Public,
Speaking" will be held on Tues-
day. Sept. 13 through Oct. 10;
from 6:30-9:15 p.m. at A.D. Har-
ris School. This course is de-
signed to Improve communication
skills in personal and profession-
al settings. There is a $33.03 fee
plus the cost of the textbook. Tul-
tion assistance may be available.
Call Leon Miller at 747-3201 for:,
more information.
Basic Stained Glass
The study of the fabrication
and history ot stained glass" will
be offered on Thursday. Sept. 22,
through Oct. 20 from 6:30-9:15
p.m. There is a $33.03 fee plus a
$2 lab fee.
Real Estate Broker
A "Real Estate Broker" course
will be held on Monday, Tuesday,
and Thursday. 6-9:30 p.m., from
Sept 26-Nov. 10. Participants
must hold an active real estate
salesman's license. An active
salesperson's license, successful
completion of this course and one
year in practice is required by
FREC to be eligible to take the
broker's exam. The fee is $350.
Registration deadline is Sept. 22.
Real Estate License Renewal
A real estate license renewal
course will be held Thursday and
Friday, Sept. 8 and 9. from 8 a.m.

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'Dental Health


Fixed Bridge:

Filling the Gap

A fixed bridge can re- ing and opposing teeth is
place one or more missing taken, To protect your pre-
teeth. It consists of one or pared teeth, the dentist
more replacement teeth may fit a temporary bridge,
attached to crowns that Your dentist sends the
are placed on two or more impression and color rec-
surrounding support teeth, commendation to the dental
Along with replacing teeth, laboratory making your
the fixed bridge helps re- fixed bridge. Your 'dentist
store, the normal .function will adjust the bridge for fit
and proper position of your and bite. Once these are
bite. A fixed bridge is made comfortable, it is cemented
of various metals, porcelain, into place. The fixed bridge
or a combination of the is the next best thing to nat-
two. ural teeth.
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shapes the support teeth ,Prepared ds a public service
that will hold the crowns of to promote better dental health.
your fixed bridge. Then an From the office of FRANK D.
impression of the prepared MAY, D.M.D., 319 Williams Ave.,
tooth and of. the surround- Phone 227-1123.


to 4 p.m. This course will provide
new and updated information for
those who must renew their li-
censes. Participants must hold a
real estate salesman's or broker's
FREAB Appraisal Course
FREAB Licensed Residential
Appraisal Course I will be held on
Monday and Wednesday, Sept.
12-Dec. 5. from 6-9:30 p.m. This
course is required for all those in-
terested in becoming a state reg-
istered/licensed appraiser. The
cost of the course is $165.15.
Deadline for registration is Sept.
19. : ,
Weekend Computer Institute
The weekend Computer Insti-
tute continues through the
month of September. This sched-
ule allows a participant to com-
plete any course in one weekend
and earn one college credit or as
many as eight credits within
three months.
Level 1 classes will be held on
Sept. 9-11 with a registration
deadline of Sept. 7. The classes
meet on Friday. 6-9 p.m., Satur-
day, 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m,,; 'and
Sunday. 1:30 4:30 p.m. The
cost of each course is $35.03.
Classes include computer lit-
eracy; microcomputer keyboard-
ing I; database management, level
1; WordPerfect 5.1; MS-DOS, lev-
el 1; Windows 3. 1; Novell Netware
1; Introduction to AutoCAD; Au-
toCAD, level 1; and AutoLISP, lev-
el .
Level 2 courses will be held
on Sept. 23-25. Registration
deadline is Sept. 21.,
Database management. level
2; WordPerfect 5.1. Level 2; MS-
DOS, level 2; Novell Netware II.
Purchase books and disks at
time of registration at the Cam-
pus Bookstore.

Gulf Pines Hospital's Physical
Therapy Department will be spon-
soring "Early Morning Training
Room Call" for Port St. Joe High
School athletes in an effort to
provide the highest level of care
for injured athletes. This is de-
signed to create a more effective
and eflicent healing response
time for athletic injuries. Rick'
Williams, liason for Tallahassee
Orthopedic clinic, and Tallahas-
see Sports Medicine met with
Coach Fred Priest, Gulf Pines Ad-
ministrator Brian Upton, and
Gulf Pines Director of Marketing
Robin Michels to draft an agree-
ment ,to better care for injured

S"'This, in effect, could better
the referral channels between the
orthopedic facilities in Tallahas-
see and the Physical Therapy De-
partment at GPHi In many cases,
there's a loophole In the system
for rehabing our athletes," Wil-
liams said. "This also could em-
phasize the commitment athletes
need to make to train safely and

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Gulf County Stands to Lose Jobs, Fresh Seafood

If Organization is Successful in Getting Net Ban Question Approved as Constitutional Amendment

Gulf county;stands, to lose
much, much more than just a few
fishermen put out of work, if the
proposed Ban the Net proposition
passes during the November vote.
According to Gene Raffield,
manager of Raffield Fisheries, in
-an address to the Rotary Club
Thursday of last week, Gulf
county businesses will also lose
an Important part of their Income
if. the independent commercial
fishermen are lost.
Ramield said that not only will
the amendment rob people of
.wages, and businesses of Income;
the proposed amendment to the
constitution will cost everyone
ready access to all seafood at a
reasonable cost. whether it be
consumed at home or in a restau-
Banning nets would also vir-
tually stop all shrimping activities
In Apalachicola and St. Joseph
Bay and all similar bays over the
The speaker pointed out that
the shrimper with the largest
boats in this area and most able

to .go beyond the three mile limit
toi ply his trade is Wood's Fisher-
les of Port St. Joe. "Buddy Woods
informs me that only about 20%
of'his catch Is taken from outside
the three mile limit. He's able to
go out there, but he gets most of
his product within three miles of
shore and would be adversely af-
fected by the net ban," Ramfield
He said Wood's Fisheries is
only an example of how all fisher-
men in this vicinity would be af-
Rameld said the mullet re-
straints have already virtually
stopped production of that spe-
cies, "and it isn't even a sports
fish It won't bite a hookl What
wilI we do for mullet if Raffmeld's
Isn't able to catch them for you?
Do you think you will use your
own cast net to catch your mul-
let?" he asked.
Who's pushing the petitions
against nets? Who's financing the
movement which would stop all
net fishing?
,' Raffleld says it's the sports

fishermen and particularly the
sports fishermen with money.
'These sports fishermen are
already catching 80% of the fish
caught in Florida waters." Raffield
said. '"This isn't information from
the Florida commercial fisher-
men. It's Information from the
U.S. Government and from the
statistics released by sports fish-
ermen themselves.
"Frankly, I was shocked by
those figures myself. I was sur-
prised the ratio was so lop-sided
favoring the sports fishermen."
Rameld said.
The fisherman is a rugged in-
dividualist who owns his boat,
makes his own way in the world,
collects no retirement, workmen's
compensation nor welfare. He
supports his family and works at
a craft which is handed down
from generation to generation.
'You don't make fishermen,
they're born! If you put them out
of business it will be too late, af-
ter the state realizes its mistake,
because you won't get anyone to
take their place," the speaker

Raffield said the commercial
fisherman has an economic im-
pact most people don't see. He
catches the balt fish to bait the
crab traps with, or furnish the
sports fishermen with bait. He
catches the basis for most of the
pet food used in the nation. He
buys gas, boxes, fuel. food, ice,
hardware, many specialized items
such as nets, and a host of other
Items from local business.
The fisherman now furnishes
fresh seafood we have become ac-
customed to in Florida. 'Where
will it come from if fishermen
can't use their nets?" the speaker
Raffeld Fisheries purchase
the catch from many small opera-
tors and the speaker said the firm
reported the largest landing of
seafood of any single seafood firm
in Florida for several years.
'We have historically dealt in
mullet over the years, Our
records show that we consistently
,landed around 850,000 pounds
.dif mullet a year. With the advent
of restricted days of catching

mullet the past two years, our.
production' has gone down to
80,000 pounds last year.
"There is.no shortage of-mul-
let, just a shortage of days to
catch them. Mullet landings have
been consistent at our place for.
the past 15 years without varia-
tion." he said.

in November
"Cpmmercial fishermen have
over 600 laws governing their
livelihood. I know we need regula-
tion. I sponsored regulation when
I was on the Florida Marine Fish-
eries Commission, but gentlemen,
1 submit to you, we do not need
to be regulated out of business!"
he concluded.


Rep. Robert Trammell, right, receives the Florida Public
Defenders Association's top award' from Herman Laramore,
14th Judicial Circuit. Rep. Trammell received 'the award for
his outstanding legislative service.,

STr-ammell Recipient of

Judge Nance Award

Rep. Robert Trammell, Dis-
,trict 7, has been named recipient
of the "Judge Clayton L. Nance
Award" by the state's 20 public
-defenders for his outstanding
contributions to the state's court
and criminal Justice systems.
"We are fortunate to have a
person such as Robert Trammell
looking out for us in Tallahassee,"
said Herman D. Laramore, public
defender for the 14th Judicial
Circuit. "As a former- public de-
fender himself, he understands
our, problems and needs. Robert
Trammell has been in the.trench-
es with us."
Laramore added that Tram-
mell was a strong advocate of.the
entire criminal justice system:
law enforcement, judicial, and
Laramore pointed to Tram-
mell's work in adding thousands
of prison beds to Florida's crowd-
ed prison system and advocacy of
convicts serving at least 85 per-
cent of their sentences.


Florida's Public Defenders
named the award in honor of
Judge Nance in 1977. Nance be-
came the state's first public de-
fendbr. in 1953. In 1966 he be-
came the first public defender to
be elevated to the *circuit court
bench. He was elected to that of-
fice'continuously until his death
in 1979.
Former Goverhors Ferris
Bryant and LeRoy Collins are
past' recipients of the "Nance
Award" as well as former Su-
preme Court Justices Raymond
Ehrlich, James C. Adkins. Rich-
ard 'M. Ervin and B.K. Roberts.
Circuit Judge Robert L. McCrary
won the award In 1986.
"It's an honor to receive this
prestigious award." said Tram-
mell, Chairman of the House of
Judiciary Committee. "With our
very high crime rate. It's critical
that' our criminal Justice- system
works well. The public public de-
fenders are doing an outstanding
Job 'and they deserve our sup-
port." .






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PAn5~ 9~ THiW~'i'AP PART .QT JOE. FL THURSDAY, AUG. 18. 1994

First Day

of School
With wonder and anticipa-
tion, the little and big ones got off
the bus for the first day of school.
That same feeling crossed the
hearts and soul of the staff, too.
As we believe in and are advo-
cates for children, we are commit-
ted to the total well-being of each
child. The joys they bring us and
also the sadness. We offer them
security, love, and unconditional
The Birthday Boy
Sunday, August 14th, was
Mr. Kelley's birthday, but be-
cause we wanted him to have his
little treat for the weekend, the
staff and faculty gave him his gift
a wee bit early. To one who has a
remarkable vision for our school,
to one who respects students and
staff alike, and to one fine man,
we gave him a card with money to
celebrate with. Many more Happy
Birthdays, Mr. Kelley.
The Good-bye Girl
This may sound like .the title
of a Neil Simon movie, but it is
not. With sadness for ourselves
but great joy. for her, we wish Lin-
da Tremain all the best wishes in
her new job, new state, new
home, and new friends. Saturday
morning, Linda Tremain pulled'
out of Gulf County for her new
home in Elijay, Georgia. She and
her husband, Allen, bought a
house there a few years ago that
they planned to live in when he
retired from the forestry service.,
Having worked with Linda T. for
the past six years in third grade. I'
feel a personal loss. She will be
an asset to the Gilmer County
school system, as she was to the
Gulf County system.
Let me ask you a question:
Can you go to the store, buy four



By Linda Whitfield

fryers, cut them up and cool
them, and be at the church sup-
per by 6:00? Can you make six
dozen homemade yeast rolls after
school and have them for dinner?
Can you make a pan of fudge,
chocked so full of nuts that it
takes two people to carry it? Only
one person I know can do such
marvels, our retired teacher
Tweeta Gaskin. On last Thurs-
day, after the buses left, someone
passed the word, 'There's a big
pan of fudge in the office." Miss
Tweeta had brought it to us on
our first day back. Wasn't that
sweet? We really appreciated it,
.The Joy of Parenthood
Quoting from a book by Jan
,Blaustone and one that was given
to me by Kgt. teacher Kim Lud-
lam, I'd like to quote a few mighty
*Make time to play with your child
..*Only you can appreciate every lit-
tle thing your child makes. Up It
goes on the refrigerator door-
even if you're not quite sure what
it is.
*Kids are as unpredictable as an
August thunderstorm-but sum-
mer is still a favorite time of the
Proud Mother
Pre-K teacher Joyce Groom
and her husband. Paul, have rea-
son to be really proud of their
son, Paul William. He just gradu-
ated .from the School of Law at



The Spirit of Revival

Theme: "Establishing True Holiness in.a
Religious Society"
When: August 18,19,20, 1994 7:30 p.m.
Whqre: Hopps Temple Apostolic Church
Robbins Ave., North Port St. Joe, FL
Who: Elder Timothy Beard, M.S
(Speaker)Assist. Pastor,Progressive Church,Tall,FL

About The Speaker
*Native of Port St. Joe
*Honor Graduate PSJHS
*Florida A&M University, AA Degree
*Florida State University, BS, M.S. Degree
*Florida State University, Ph.D (Doctoral Student)
Professional/Ministerial Training ,
* 17years of professing salvation
*14 years of preaching the gospel
* lOyears of experience working with troubledyouth
* years of experience as Director/Counselor/
Engineering Placement F4MU/FSU

----. T 2420 Long Ave. '
-/. Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory'
SSunday School.............................................. 10 a.m ..
M morning W orship............................................ a.m .
Sunday Evening ................................... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ....................7 p.m.


+J6 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
T' Sunday School 9:45
8:00 a.m. (CT)


"The Exciting Place to Worship"

first-Baptist Church

102 Third Street
Port St. Joe, Florida

Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
_-_ Pastor Minister of Music & Youth

Duke University in. North Caroli-
na. He's taken the bar exam and
is now off to Europe for a month.
After going straight through
GCCC, the University of Florida,
and now" Duke, I'd say he de-
serves it. Congratulations.
Jana and the Big Apple
Jana Traylor, a fourth grader
Sat WES, cently visited the Big
Apple, a.k.a. New York City, with
her mother and other ladies. Be-
sides seeing the sights, they also
got to see three Broadway plays
and take a carriage ride through
Central Park.
Gulf County Schools Dismissed
Early on Monday:
It seemed like the sky literally
opened up and poured on us. The
students got out a little early on'
Monday because of the bad
weather. One can never be too
careful where children are con-
cerned. I remember when I was in
the 8th grade, a bus went over a;
mountain on snowy roads. Lucki-
ly, no one was hurt because of,
the tremendous amount of under-
brush beneath.

Church Observes
Women's Day
New Bethel A.M.E. Church
will be celebrating its annual
Women's Day on Sunday, August
The congregation asks that
everyone join in to help them
have a great time in the name of
the Lord.

Card of Thanks
To the citizens of Gulf
County, I would like to express
my sincere appreciation for your
kind and generous response after
the burning of my home, especial-
ly, Darrell and Gwen Dawson, Joe
Badger, and the firemen who
came on two, occasions to extin-
guish the fire.
I am grateful and truly
touched.by the combined efforts
of the people of Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka for the benefit pro-
gram on my behalf:
I have been unsuccessful in
locating an unidentified female
from Highland View to give my
personal thanks for her genuine
care she expressed that night.
Special thanks to the staff of
Gulf Pines Hospital for their con-
siderate services.
Amy and Angel Shackleford

Card of Thanks
Love is born in the heart. All
the love, prayers, flowers. food
and kindness that were shown to
us during our sorrow in our loss
will always be remembered and
We would like to extend' a
special thank you to Mr. Gene
Raffileld, Raffield's,-Fisheries aAd

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From the
Principals Desk


High School
S "By Larry A. Mathes

Well, we're started! There have been a few problems-like side-
stepping leaks, being a little too cold in places, being too hot In oth-
ers, lightning shorting out our bells and P.A. system, having to blow
whistles to change classes, and of course the rain and the rain and
the rain! But students have cooperated 100% and we're off to our
best year ever. We still need to settle in and get the construction
completed and behind us. and then we'll schedule our Open House.
Volleyball, cross country, and football are underway. with the
Fall Kick-Off Classic scheduled for Thursday night, August 25. at
7:30 p.m. This takes the place of the fall jamboree, and is a practice
game. Freeport High School is our opponent-please make plans to
be there to support the GATORS!! Coach Wayne Flowers has
worked hard to prepare the 'team and the field for the coming sea-
son. The annual battle with the Sharks of Port St. Joe will follow ofn
September 2 in Port St. Joe.
Parents, please check what your students wear to school. The,
length of shorts has been the biggest problem. with many having to
be told to roll down shorts that have been rolled up. or told not to
wear some that are just too short! Not too long ago, shorts were not
allowed-l'd hate to have to go back to that!
Parents, please remind your students) how important it is to:
get off to a good start, grade wise and conduct wise. Let's all work.
together to make this our best year ever.

>,,r ~ Pastor Tommy Causey
2001 Garrison Avenue 229-6622
SSunday School .......... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship........... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening.........6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening............6:30 p.m.
Nursery Provided 227-1493
A Church Easy to Find But Hard to Forget

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

Pastor W.L. Tremain

Phone 648-8144

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CAtWc thw SAMIPortst. Yoe'
Sunday School........ 9:45 a.m. Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Choir Practice
Methodist Youth Wednesday......... 7:30 p.m.
Fellowship.........5:00 p.m.
Rev. ,Zedoc Baxter Charlotte Henderson

S- St. Joe ssem y of ood
4 *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
Jeffery Scalf
t Come and[Receive (ods 'Bfessings t

Dry Dock, M-V. Blue Runner,
Highland View Church of God,
Rev. Fred Goebert, and Comforter

Funeral Home.
The Family of
Truzy Hayes

823 N. 15th Street ,
Sun. Bible Study (all ages)..;...............9:00 CST
Morning Worship .............................. 10:00 CST
Evening W orship ............................... 6:30 CST
Wed. Bible Study (all ages)...............6:30 CST
Rev. Tommy Doss, Pastor

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

Sunday School ........... 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Evening Worship ..... .......... ......................... ......... 6 p.m.


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

sday ; .
Minister: Tom Skipper 229-8310

1 a.m. Sunday

SP. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Cornerof 20th Street & Mar in Aenue

Christian Fellowship,'
Independent Baptist Church
50015th StreetNorth, Mexico Beach, FL
SCome, Share, Rejoice :.
648-8972 Church Bo Boyette, Pastor 647-8936 Res

We. Wan' t You To Be
0 Part f 17h Priefld1.vPlace.,-

BIBLE STUDY. ...9........... ..9.45 a m EVENING WORSHIP ...........
MORNING WORSHIP................. 11:00a.m. WEDNESDAY
CHURCH TRAINING .............. 545 p.m.
Ldng Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue

7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

Mark Jones
SMinister of Music/Youth

Sof Port St.Joe
SWeekly 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.
SaturdayFamily Night Intercession.'....................... 7:00 p.m..
The Rock Teens ..... ...................... ..To Be Announced
Pastors: Peter and'Tomoko Wanchik Office Hours: Monday Thursday
103 Garrison Avenue 9:00 -12:00 &,2:00 4:00
Office Phone: 227-2033 Friday: 9:00 12:00

w 9 ? 1B 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
| SUNDAY WORSHIP......... .........10 a.m.
v ADULT SCHOOL..............................11 a.m.
S 'U s 'N *SUNDAY SCHOOL Younig Children
Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor.

j First United Methodist Church
111 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

People living in the 90's can find the
answers to life's questions only in. God's
ageless book. Come study with us.

IBtpWti Ch Clzuu rc lA
Upstairs, First Union Bank Building Monument Ave.
Sunday Morning Bible Study for all ages 9:00am
Soul Satisfying Worship Service 10:00am
Sunday Afternoon Discipleship Training 5:00pmr
Informal Sunday Night Service 6:00pm Wed. Night Prayer Service 6:30pm

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.JOB, FL THURSDAY, AUG. 18. 1994


Most Unpopular5PlanAStll H A h

Only One Proposed Casino Amendment

Has Chance of Being Placed on Ballot

Despite .the spending of mil-
lions of dollars by casino gam-
bling interests to promote the le-
galization of casinos in Florida,
only one of the five proposed
amendments to legalize casino
*gambling was able to gather the
signatures needed to place the is-
sue' on the November ballot.
While any. form of casino gam-
bling legalization would bring
enormous increases in crime and
staggering economic and social
costs, the only remaining propo-
sal represents the worst possible
scenario for the state of Florida. -
The only independent polls
on the issue show that the re-
maining proposal is the least
popular with the voters. It has
also been sharply criticized by
legal experts, including Florida

Attorney General Bob Butter-
worth, as violating constitu-
tional, provisions that must be
met for ballot placement. "If it,
goes through, then the Consti-
tution of the State of Florida. is
for sale," Butterworth told a re-
porter. The Florida Supreme
Court will decide if it can go to
the ballot following its August
23rd hearing. /
According to the No Casinos
campaign, even many people who
support the idea of legalizing casi-
no gambling oppose this proposal
*It would establish approxi-
mately 50 casinos in the state,
placing 'casinos in communities
throughout Florida regardless of
the views of local voters. More
than 30 local. governments- in'
Florida have already -gone on the
record against the legalization of
casino gambling, including Orlan-

do, which is the top tourist desti-
nation in America.
*It is specifically written to
guarantee direct financial bene-
fits to those companies and indi-
viduals which are bankrolling the
effort to place the issue on the
ballot and campaign for its pas-
sage. One clause in the amend-
ment is designed to virtually
guarantee a casino site to a devel-
oper who has given over
$135,000 to the casino petition,
*Despite the fact that it is be-
ing promoted as a way to help
tourism, no business or tourism
organizations in the state sup-'
ports the proposal.
*The title and amendment
language are highly misleading as
was evidenced by recurring in-
stances of voter deception and pe-
tition fraud during the effort to
gather signatures to place the is-

Cren shaw Wants toMeet the People of Gulf County

Coldwell Banker Summer Properties will be host-
ing a reception for State Senator and Republican candi-'
date for Governor Andeir Crenshaw on August 29th
from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Port St. Joe at J. Patrick's Res-
taurant. Refreshments will be served and the public is
invited and encouraged to attend.
Senator Crenshaw along with several other state
legislators will be on a bus tour that day which starts in

Leon County and ends in Bay County. As the former
President of the Florida Senate, Senator Crenshaw has
learned not to6 forget the importance and influence the
Panhandle's smaller commit nities have. Because of this,
he has made it a point to come to Gulf Cmounty. This is a
great opportunity for the people in our community to
meet and discuss issues with someone who has tremenn-
dous influence in Tallahassee.
If you plan to attend, please call 227-1892.
Pd PoI. Ad' Pa. d tor bi M~ke Brjay I.TrAnder Crensh iw 3 .' 11

sue on the ballot.
"Casino gambling in any form
would be terrible for our state's
safety, economy, and quality of
life," said No Casinos Campaign
Director John Sowinski. "All the
proposals are bad, but the only
one that still has a chance to
make it to the ballot is by far the
worst. If it were to pass, the only
winners would be gambling inter-
ests and Las Vegas casino own-
ers-the losers would be the peo-
ple of Florida."
While gambling interests
claim 'casinos would improve
tourism, the tourism industry
doesn't support the plan. In fact,'
the Chairman of the Florida Tour-
ism Commission, Bill Sims,
whose company operates four
Florida attractions, has personal-
ly filed a brief with the Florida,
Supreme Court in an attempt to
remove the issue from the ballot.
"Legalizing casino gambling
would be catastrophic to Florida's
number one Industry," said Sims.
"Casinos would not bring new
commerce to Florida, but would
rob from local businesses, and
Florida's Image as a family desti-
nation would be tarnished forev-
er." He reminded Floridians about
the false promises made by lot-
tery proponents regarding educa-
tion financing and predicted that
if casino doors open in Florida,
scores of small businesses will
close as a result.



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Learn About Joys of Button Collecting

Button collecting has been a
part of American life since the
first foot landed on Plymouth
Rock. if not for pleasure, then
surely for economics. Since but-
tons were too precious to be dis-
carded, an early version of recy-
cling took place, thus the
beginning of the family button

Button collectors specialize in
various categories including
hand-painted, military. Jeweled.
black glass, vegetable, ivory, uni-
form (such as railroads), clear
and colored glass and metal.
Many of the older buttons are
miniature works of art, some

signed by the artist.
The North Florida Button
Club was established in 1982 to
bring collectors together in a
learning and sharing environ-
ment, and, is affiliated with the ,
Florida State Button Society as
well as the National Button Socie-
ty. The meetings are held month-
ly. alternating between Apalachi-
cola and Panacea. The next
meeting is scheduled for August
20th at 10 a.m. at the Gibson Inn
in Apalachicola. Lunch is dutch
treat, The program will be on
"AustriariTinles". presented by:ia
Barbara Lanler. a button dealer -.
and club member from Valparai- I
so. ..
The public is cordially Invited
to attend and to become a part of
this diverse group of collectors. If
further information is needed.
call Lynda Bordelon at 647-8339
after 5:30 p.m.

Assoc..s FANCL. Case No. 94. 134
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VS. '.
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to a Fi-
nal Smrrary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in
the aboe-saled cause, in the CircuIt Coun oflGulf
County. Florida. I will sell the property situated In
Gulf County. Florida descnbed as
Begin at the Northwest comer of the W I/
2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 32.
Township 5 South. Range I I Wet and
run South for 420 feet to the Point of Be.
ginnlrgo thence run East for 210 feet:
cLerce run SouLh for 210 feet. hence run
West for 210 feet. thence run North for
210 feet to the Point of Begrnnmni Lytrig
and being in Gulf Couru. Florida
a/k/a 225 North Caral Drive. O~er&tee4.
Florida 32J53
at public sale. to the highest and best bid-
der. for cash, at the front door of the Gulf County
Courthouse. 1000 5th Street. Port SL Joe. Flonda.
at I1I 00am. on the 31ast dayvofAuguSlt. 1'94
S/s/Tonya Krnox. Deputy Clerk
SDaniel C. Consuegra. EaquLre. 3907 North Boule.
.vard. Tampa. Florida 33603
Publish August 18 & 25. 19u4

The Gulf County Board or Commissioners
will hase the first reading of an 'Ordinance con-
cerring flood damrage prevention at 6.00 p.m EDT
or, August 23. 1994. in tihe County Commlsalon
Mceetng Room at the Gulf County Courdiouse. The
title %ill be as follows-
An Ordinance conceming flood damage
SpTesennon, outlining statutory authonza.-
iorn. making firndngs of fact and state-
rment of purpose and objecuves; providing
deRnrtions, prodding for perrilt require-
rmenL arnd compliance. providing for dis-
claimer of llabillry. providing penaltIes for
violation: providing for adminlstratlon and
permit procedures, providing for an ad-


Department of Health and
Rehabilitative Services' -
Vacancy Date: 08/08/94
Application Deadline: 08/22/94 ,
Position Title: Licensed Practical
1 Nurse,,Pay Plan 01; Position No.
051367, Class Code No. 5599.
Job Location: Gulf County
Salary Range: Pay-Grade 014 -,
$631.24 to $1,025.77 biweekly. Appli-
tants are usually -hired at the mini-
mum of the salary range.
Incumbent will be responsible for
a variety of duties, primarily in the
WIC and immunizations programs.
Will also be responsible for traveling
td clinic sites in Gulf and Franklin
To apply, submit a completed
State of Florida employment -applica-
tion to: Verna Mathes, 502 Fourth
Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
(904) 227-1276 SunCom.
HRS is an Equal Opportunity/.
Affirmative Action employer. We hire
only U.S. citizen's and lawfully author-
ized alien workers. Preference shall be
given to certain veterans'and spouses
of veterans '"as ,provided' by. Chapter
295, Laws oi Florida.,. If you'need an. '
accommodation because of a disabili-
ty In order to participate in the appli-
cation/selection process, please notify
tl he hiring authority in advance. _
Minimum Qualifications: Licen-
sure as a Practical Nurse in accor-
dance with Florida Statute 464 or eli-
gible to practice nursing in
accordance with Florida Administra-
tive, Pode 210-8.22. or 8.27. 2tc 8/11

rrinistrator, his duties and responsibill.
ues. providing for variance procedures:
providing for flood hazard reduction, pro.
hiding standards for str-eams without es-
tablished base flood elevador;;.providirg
' standards for" areas- of shallow flooding.
providing for reReal qfordinmarces In con-
nict.; prodding for an elTec tive date.
and at Ita regular meetingon the 13Lh day of
September. 1994. at 600 pm. EDT uill consider
the adoption ofsaid Ordinance
All Interested persons are invited to attend
and be heard. Copies of said Ordinance are are on file
at the Gulf County Planning/Building Departernt
Sand may be Inspected during normal business
SAny questions should be directed to the Gulf,
County Plannirg/Building Director at 19041 229-
89 44. 1
Publish: August 18 & 25. 1994

H&R Block Income Tax Course
Begins Soon in Port St. Joe
And in Panama City
H&R Block will offer an Income Tax Course starting September 12,
1994. Morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend classes are available.
Classes are taught by experienced H&R Block tax instructors. Certifi-
cates of achievement and continuing education units are awarded gradu-
ates completing the course. Qualified graduates of the course may be of-
fered job Interviews with H&R Block but are under no obligation to
accept employment.
Registration forms and brochures can be obtained by contacting
H&R Block. 257 West 15th Street. Panama City. FL 32401, or calling
(904) 785-0482. i4TC, a/is

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Permitted Use Of Land Change Through An
Emergency Comprehensive Plan Amendment
Before The Gulf County Board Of Commissioners
The Gulf County Board of Commissioners has scheduled an
Adoption Stage Public Hearing to amend Gulf County's
Comprehensive Plan by Ordinance as follows:
Amendment ;to hclange the text -f .lthe Gulf Coilfiruy '
Comprehensive Plan by adding Agriculture to the Land Use
Intensity parameters in Policy 1.3.7 of Section I.
The Adoption Stage Public Hearing on these matters will be
held at a regular meeting of the Gulf County Commission at
6:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 23, 1994, in the County
Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County Courthouse.
The proposed Plan Amendment is available for inspection
Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m. EDT in the Gulf County Planning/Building
Department at the Gulf County Courthouse at 1000 5th Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida. Questions concerning this matter should
be directed to the Gulf County Planning/Building Director at

(904) 229-8944.
persons may
appear at the
meeting and be
heard regarding
the Proposed
Plan Amendment



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Florida Plan Successful In Fighting Crime

Workable Plan to Combat Crime and Deal with Juvenile Problems for Nation

The TT.S. Congress should look at the last two sessions of the Florida
Legislate ,; for tips on crime and health care issues. It could save itself .a
lot of trouble and maybe get agreements on some reasonable programs
the American people could appreciate and accept.
Florida, you know, passed a pretty good crime program containing
more prisons to let more criminals serve their sentences and a new juve-
nile justice department with boot camps for really tough cases and after-
school sessions for recreation and trade-skill courses for at-risk kids.
": It turned down for now a bigger health care package, preferring to
Wiat for a more deliberate approach after this year's elections when their
results are in on some health care improvements already taken, like re-
gioial boards authorized to look for bargains in medical supplies and
One tip Congress could take from Florida is to steer clear of a ban on
assault weapons, which President Bill Clinton erroneously blamed as the
key to the defeat last week of the $33 billion crime package in the House.
Florida lawmakers looked at an assault weapons ban when consider-
ing their crime package, but decided "it isn't the gun, stupid, it's the
criminal" in quickly turning it down. Their decision was prompted some-
what by the largest rally (this one on anti-gun control) on the capitol
steps in Tallahassee since the abortion rallies a few years ago when both
sides came to town.
,Congress might alsopay attention to Florida State University crimi-
nologist Gary Kleck, who is getting national attention with his survey
that shows privately-owned firearms are used in self-defense by civilians
up to 2.5 million times each year, twice as much as in the commission of
a crime (1.3 million times).
Only about two percent of the 65 'million or so privately-owned hand-
guns are employed to commit crimes, Kleck has surmised from a tele-
phone survey of 1,228 homes nationwide. The chance of a burglar being
shot by an armed homeowner is about the same as, his chances of going
to jail. But the really interesting statistic Kleck has been quoted on in the
New York Times magazine and Reader's Digest is that would-be burglars
are threatened by gun-wielding victims about as many times a year as
they are arrested and much more often than they are sent to prison.
Criminals know these facts and are less likely to burgle occupied
houses in American than in Europe, where the residents rarely have
"Our goal should not be to disarm law-abiding citizens. It should be
to reduce the number of people who carry guns illegally," Kleck says.,
: The gun-control proposal and the National Rifle Association lobby
did not defeat the crime bill in Congress. Neither has any real effect on
crime. Nor does the blame rest on Republicans, as Clinton would like us
to believe. The 58 Democrats opposing it decided the issue.
Some choked on the $9 billion in pork spending for the big cities in
key. election states and social programs. Mainly, they couldn't find the
answer to the, key question: Why should the federal government spend
$33 billion it does. not have to address crime, which is primarily a local
The crime bill should and will be back. It should include more money
for prisons, support for drug courts, more death-penalty crimes, and life-
time sentences for third-time felons. It shouldn't be just another plan to
empower the federal government and redistribute tax dollars. Let the big
money stay home where locals can solve their own unique crime prob-,
Cbpgress should take another tip from Florida and tippy-toe. around
the ambitious governmental health care take-over package with' its prom-
ises of universal coverage,for all Americans through a mandated pay-roll
tax. Florida did that this year, thanks to conservative Democrats and Re-
publicans in the Senate.
The Congressional liberals (led by the likes of Sen. Ed. Kennedy, D-
Mass.) have been wanting socialized medicine for the past 60 years and
they're grabbing for it now on that 43-percent votermandate that Clinton
garnered in the,presidential election.
Floridians this year showed no consensus for a mandatory plan, al-
though they seemed to be interested in improving health care coverage if
some responsibility for paying for it is put on individuals, instead of it
just becoming another.govemment entitlement program.

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Welcome Back
Our school year is off to a
great start! It was great to see so
many parents and students last
Wednesday at our Orientation
Day. Everyone is eager to make
this the best school year ever!!
Correct Change
-The school cannot accept
checks for any school purchases
or Junch payment. Also, due to
the' teachers not having access to
change when they collect lunch
money, parents are urged to send
the correct change. Thank you!
Health Services Project News
Welcome back. One of the
most common problems to be en-
countered in elementary schools
is head lice. Don't panic, anyone
caringet them and they are treata-
ble. Head lice are tiny grayish-tan
insects that live and breed in the
hair; Their eggs or hits are tiny
white specks that attach to the
hair close to the scalp. They can
be spread by direct contact or by
sharing clothes, hats, combs,
brushes, etc. A sign to look for is

intense itching of the scalp.
When- head lice are discovered,
treat the hair with a peduculicide
such as Nix or Kwell, or contact
the Gulf County Health Depart-
ment for instructions. Be sure to
remove all nits with a fine tooth
comb. Wash all bed linens, tow-
els, clothes, etc. Heat from dryer
is sufficient to kill .nits and live
lice. Vacuum exposed carpet, up-'
holstery, and mattresses, and
throw away the bag. For further
information, contact Gail- Black-
mon, RN, Health Services Project
Nurse, at 229-6940.
Positive Action News
Positive Action is a curricu-
lum to enhance self-concept, a
program that we believe will bene-
fit each student in our school.
Each week, we will have-a posi-
tive action "word of the week". For
next week, your child will be in-
troduced, to the term "self-
concept". Here's where parents
can help. The words you use as a
parent can build your child's self
concept or destroy it. Here are
some expressions that can build
.Knowing you, I'm sure you'll
, do fine;
*You can do it, if you try;
*I have faith in you;
*You're trying your hardest,



by Jack Harper

News Roundup
CITIZEN'S RULE: Only one citizens' initiative-a ban on commercial
fishing nets-is certain to be on the November ballot. Five more-got the
required number of signatures and may get there if they. survive a Florida
Supreme Court review, but 23 have failed,, state election officials said last
The Proposition for Limited Casinos, which would allow '37 casinos
around the state, three anti-tax proposals, and a pro-property rights
amendment are scheduled for hearings before the high court later this
month on whether they deal with just one subject and their wording is
clear to the public.
The court has already rejected three citizen's initiatives that would
have required most prisoners to serve 85 percent of their sentences; lev-
ied a penny-per-pound tax on sugar to raise money for a cleanup of the
Everglades; and banned any state or local law that extended anti-
discrimination protection to gays. '
One of the two dozen campaigns that filed to get on the ballot this
year was a proposal to levy an extra penny in sales tax to build prisons
and finance other crimie-fighting programs. It had passed the court re-
view but didn't get the required number of voter signatures.
THE NO-NO WORD: Florida A & M University president, Frederick
Humphries has put assistant journalism professor Gerald Gee on notice
that he will try to fire him again for using the phrase "N---- mentality" in
his classroom last year.
Gee, a white professor who has taught at A & M since 1977, was giv-,
en a year's notice by Humphries shortly after the incident occurred, but
the Florida Board of Regents last month ruled that Humphries skipped a
required step (an assessment of the complaint) in the firing and it was.
not valid.
Humphries, in a short letter to Gee, 'rescinded the earlier notice and
said '"your case will be processed in accordance with appropriate Univer-
sity disciplinary rules."
Gee has acknowledged that he told 14 black students in a public re-
lations class not to sit around waiting for someone to give them some-
thing. "Failing to take advantage of opportunities would be called by
some "a n--- mentality. The sort of thing that can, keep us all oh the
back of the bus forever," he said.
Seven students complained in a :letter to the administration and
Humphries notified Gee his contract would not be renewed after Novem-
ber, 1994.
CHILES SAYS NO: Gov. Lawton Chiles turned down a request from a
political action group to remove three Lake County School Board mem-
bers who adopted a policy requiring the teaching of American culture
and values in classrooms along with black history and the Holocaust as
now requried by state laws.
"If the people of Lake County put them there, the people of Lake
County should remove-them." ..
People for Mainstream Values, a non-partisan group of Lake County
residents, made the request ,

and your work will pay off;
*I can see you put a lot of ef-
fort into that; .
*That was a good try. Don't
worry about the mistake.
Parents Make the Difference
Do your children get more at-
tention from .misbehavior than
from good behavior? Why not
write down the nice things you

see them doing and post them on
the refrigerator. Example: Paul
helped the baby when she
dropped her bottle.

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'1986 GMC hi-top conversion van
(Starcraft) with all options, 17k mli. on
new replacement engine (not rebuilt),
maintenance records available, 1
owner, like new, original cost
$31,900. Asking $6,500. Must see.
904-647-5694. 3tp 8/18
'77 Buick station wagon $400
obo. 648-5219. 2tc 8/18
'85 Mercury Topaz, gray. $500.
827-2910. Itc 8/18
1984 Tempo, excel. condition,
low miles, first 1.,800 obo. 648-4332.
ltc 8/18
1980 Lincoln Towpn Car, runs
good. 648-5001. ; 4tp 7/28
Beautiful GMC Safari conversion
van, like new, less than 25,000 miles.
Call 227-1718. tfc 8/4
Used Cars and Trucks. Local and
out-of-state vehicles. Two locations to
serve you. Mayhann Motor, Port St.-
Joe, 229-6584, Mayhann Used Cars,,
Wewahitchka, 639-5810.

14' fiberglass boat with easy tilt
"trailer arid extras. Good for bay and
river use. Call after 5, Frank Griflin,
229-8383. 2tc 8/11
White City, anytime, 827-2902.
-tf 8/4

14' Boston Whaler with
20 hp Mercury, mint con-
dition. Call 227-2112, ask
for phil. See at St. Joe
tfc 8/11

Beachfront, Beacon Hill, one
, bdrm., 1 1/2 ba, furnished town-
house, $525 month. Call Parker Real-
ty at Mexico Beach, 648-5777.

2 bedroom, 1 bath house, 1034
McClellan Ave. $350 month. Call 648-'
4021. tfe 8/18'
12'x60' furnished trailer, 5 miles
from Overstreet Bridge, 648-5306.
tfc 8/18
2 bedroom. I bath mobile home.-
furnished., 275: unfurnished $250.
Security deposit, $150. 516 5th St.,
Highland View. 647-3264. :tfc 8/11

The Phantry Hotel. Rooms Pri-
vate baths or dormitory style. Daily or
weekly rates. 302 Reid Ave. Port St.
Joe, 229-9000. :tfc 8/4
Nice, clean, 2 bdrm.. I bath un-
furnished trailer, located on SL Joe
Beach. No pets. Call 647-5361.
tfc 8/4

2 bedroom and 3 bedroom mobile
homes. No. pets. .Gulf Shore Court,
648-8211. Also mobile home spaces
for rent, tfc 8/4
.4Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tap-
per Dr., Port St. Joe.. Affordable,,
housing for the elderly and the'
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, en-
ergy efficient const. handicapped
-equipped apts., available. Stove & re-
frig. futri., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm.,
apts., on-site manager.
Equal Opportunity Housing
Complex. Rent is based on income.
This complex ;s funded by the
Farmers Home Administration and,
'managed by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more informa-
,tfc 8/4'

PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-.
7451. Rents starting at $225.00 per
mob. Affordable Living for low to mid-
dle income families. Featuring 1, 2, &
"3 bedroom apts. with cen. h&a, ener-
*gy saving appliances, patios & outside ,
storage. For hearing impaired call
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housing Op-
porturnity tfc 8/4
OFFICE 'SPACE. Call George
Duren at 229-6031 and leave mes-'
sage. tfe 8/4

1402 Long Ave., Port St. Joe.
Nice 2bdrrm.', 1 ba: ch&a, ,ap-'
pliances. and water included.
Available 3rd Sept. $350
month. Call 227-3579 of 205-
339-0655 leave message. tfe 8s/11

* 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 Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm. ch&a, dish-
.washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets .
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.,
tfe 8/4

Warehouses, small and large,
some with office, suitable for small
business, 229-6200. tfc 8/4
No need for wet carpets. Dry
clean them with HOST. Use rooms
, right, away. Rent machine. St. Joe
Furniture, 227-1251. thru 12/94

Yard Sale: Saturday, August 20,
8 a.m..until, 302 16th St. Furniture.
children's clothes,' linens, dishes.
space heater, lots of misc. Itc 8/18
Attention: For real. a yard sale,
on Sunday. Aug. 21st and Monday.
Aug. 22nd, time 7:00 a.m. at 303-C
Gulf Aire Drive. Ya'll come now, ya'
hear. Rain or shine., Iltp 8/18
Garage Sale: Saturday. Aug. 20th
at 8:30. 1609 Palm Blvd. .1tp 8/18

Yard Sale: Saturday, Aug. 20,
213 9th St., 8:30 12:30. 2 families.
Children's clothes, toys, men's and
women's clothing and much more.
Itc 8/18
Christmas ornaments and deco-
rations, Halloween decorations, tools,
tarps, books, furniture, junk. Gifts,
antiques. 0. J. Simpson football
cards, etc. Come see .us. Big Barn
Flea Market. Itp 8/18
Garage Sale: New 'and .used
Items, Saturday 7 a.m. 7 p.m. 1001
Woodward Ave. 227-1255.
tp 8/18

Need afterschool'child care in my
Some for 4 children. Ages: 11, 9. 6,
and 5. Call 229-6336 after 5 for more
information. 2tp 8/18
We are looking for a warm, car-
ing, professional person for a recep-
tionist/office manager position to join
our dental staff. Person must be high-
ly motivated, enthusiastic, hard work-
Ing and one who likes a challenge.
Basic typing skills necessary. Send
resume to Dr. J. A. Padgett, 218 Ave.
E, Apalachicola, FL 32320.
2tp 8/18

Full time and part time weekends
and weekdays. Very strong industrial
mechanical skills required. Call 904-
227-3554 after 9 p.m. or Larry, 227-
3587. tfc 8/4

CONSLO, ul.outyGud

COUNSELOR, Gull County Guid-
ance Clinic', Inc. is currently accept-
ing applications for part-time coun-
selor. -Duties will include:
interviewing, on-site Visitation, indi-
vidual and family counseling, crisis
intervention and consultation. Re-
quirements include a Master's degree
In a mental health discipline with
completion, of all HRS screening. Ap-
plicants with experience will be gi en
preference. Apply to: Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc., 311 Williams
Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. E.O.E.
ltc 8/18
Full-time truck driver, must have
CDL license and be at least 25 years
old. Excellent benefits including den-
tal and retirement.- Apply at Florida
Mining & Materials, Hwy. 71 across
from Courthouse. Itc 8/18'
Pest Control Technician to work'
for company expanding in local area:,
Port St, Joe, Apalachicola. Carrabelle.-
For interview call 904-875- 1465. ask-
for Vicki. 2tc 8/18
Experienced. babysitter, to come
into home part-time with Christian
background and experience with
young children.. Please call 647-8889.
:. fc8/4
S St. Joseph's Bay Country Club is
taking applications for tidy, experi-
enced, par-time cook. for salad prep.,
sandwiches daily. Extra hrs. forhelp.
with monthly buffets. Phone 227-
1757 (11:00 5:00). 2tc. 8/11-

Career Opportunity. Opening for
sales agent with Florida real estate li-
cense. Parker Realty of Mexico Beach,
904-648-5777. tfc 8/4


Will care for sick or elderly. Rea-
sonable rates and quality care. Have
references. 229-9024. 3tp 8/11
Do you need help finding quality
child care or want to be a family child
care homeprovider? Please call Re-
souree and Referral at Early Child-
hood Services. 1-800-768-8316. We
will supply you with the information
you need. 4tc 8/11
Will thorouglVy clean your home.
Reasonable r fs,. 'a'ereer Vences.
229-9024. ', : 3tp 8/11

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

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

(904) 229-8161
4 Certified Neil Technician
1905 Long Ave., Port St. Joe -_
CallforAppt. .

All Types of Lawn Care
Scott Burkett
'Owner tf 8/4

New Construction

Weather Tight
S Construction

Licensed & Insured
Kevin O'Neill, Owner 229-8635
i tfic 8/4

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

American Legion Bingo Thurs-
day night, 7:00 p.m.. Cash prizes.
Early bird 5:00' p.m. Meetings 1st
.Monday of each month. 8:00 p.m.
tfc 8/4
PA$tS Call '227-1278 to "-placei
yours. $3.50 for first insertion, .
$2.00 a week for consecutive runs.
plus 54 per word for all over 20.

^^ At. -Residential & Commercial
Interior & Exterior
S "Free Estimates"

David Stump
Penny Stump

1301 McClellan AVe.
Port St. Joe, FL

Free Estimates for
Top Quality Sod
L. fc 9/I1

All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service

We Buy. Pawn. Sell or Trade

Indian Swamp Campground
Hwy. C-387, Howard Creek

29 Years Experience
7229 Deerhaven Road, P.C.,58/,

T.L.C. Lawn Service
I All Types of Yard Work
Call 229-6435

Harmon's Heavy Equipment Co.
Specializing In Black Top Soil
648-8924 or 8648-5767 if no answer


S No Job Too Big. B.:
: Or Too Small *
LIcensed & Insured 904/639-5368
Pd. thni 12/

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

220,Reid-Alve. -Poirt St.-Joe- ......
New & Used Clothing for the Entire
Family. Accessories and AMifsc Itens.
Hours 10 .am. &p.mi.
C... osed Wed. & Sunday tfc 8/4

Backhoe work. dozer work, root
rcke. front-ena loader, lot clearing,
.septic lanks, drain fields, fill dirt:
Rt. 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe
Phone 229-6018

All Types Roofing
30 years experience
Lic. #RB0030039. RC 0038936
"WVhere Quality Is Higher
Than Price"

C.J.'S A awn

Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach & Port St. Joe
"I Will Work for YOU!"
Mexico Beach, FL *
(904) 648-8492
S Uc. 5455 c8/18

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





Violet Pippin Road

Handyman Service, Painting,
Hauling. Garage Cleaning. Landscap-
ing/Irrigation. Reasonable rates. Sat-
isfaction guaranteed. Gene Brady. call
anytime. 229-2618. 4tp 8/18

Wauneta's Accounting
S& Income Tax

.,Wauneta-Brewer- St oe.Beaelh

Barbara K. Miner, LCSW, ACSW
Liceise #SW0002721
518-A First St. Evenings & Sat. by Appt.
Port St. Joe, FL '(904) 229-1018
S .tfc8/4

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

Floors or walls.
New or remodel.
24 years experience.
Free estimates.
Pete, 229-9033 ios/4

5x10 10x10i 10x20
On Site Rentals.6 Days A Week
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112


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

Small Engine Repair

Lawn Mowers ~
Weed Eaters \
SChain Saws K \
Generators ,
\ *Pumps
a Tillers
328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe

Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 4:00 p.m. &.
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
All meetings at First Baptist Church
of Port St Joe, all times eastern

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


I St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
Small Engine Repairs
Fadcta Warranty Center

Need ,Your Lawn' Cut or other
Yard Work done? Call Mike or Chris
Mock, 229-6460. tfc 8/4.

service now offered by

All Forms of Insurance :
322 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Phone 229-8899






e iner 904/639-5272 4TC 8/1

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

O. ,* Lawn mowers
mn Foundation to Finish, Lawnmowers i
All Your Building Needs W"- 4 Tillers '
(-* Chain saws
(904) 227-1199 Generators

ax (904) 229-8470 Engine Sales
IC-1 Cessna Drive
Costin Airport I
UP 706 1st St.-St. Joe
Port St. Joe, FL I 70627 Joe
.32456 227-2112

Advertising Pays Call 227-1278 or 229-8997
to Place Your Classified Ad Today!

tiiiE S SOF S

Proficient typist, at least 50
cwpm, 'with excellent language skills
in composition and grammar. A famil-
iarity with desk top publishing system
and graphic arts experience, desired.
Submit written resume or apply in
person to: The Star, P. 0. Box 308,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. tfc 7/21

RN's and LPN's day or night shift
available. Apply ip person, Bay St. Jo-
-' seph Care Center, 220 9th St., Port
St. Joe. tfc 8/4

CNA's needed for all shifts. Train-
ing available. Apply in person at Bay
St. Joseph Care Center, 220 Ninth
St., Port St.. Joe. tfc 8/4

Marie's Comer Bar, Hwy. 71 &
386 in Wewahitchka. Bartender. Ap-
'ty In person. tfc 8/4

POSTAL JOBS, $12.26/hr. to
start, plus benefits. Postal carriers,
sorters, clerks, maintenance. For an
application and exam information,
'call 1-219-736-4715, ext. P-2334, .9
am to 9 pm, 7-days. 3tp 8/4

FOUND: Pair of silver frame bifo-
cals at Indian Pass. Contact The Star,

SANYO Audio Component Sys-
tem: TV/Video cassette recorder, com-
''. pact disc player. tuner, amplifier,
turntable, two speakers, glass cabi-
net. Like new, bought for $600. will
sell for 8$500. 227-1364. ltc 8/18

Window air conditioner unit.
7,000 btu, excellent condition. 229-
8620. ;. ,lItc8/18
Baldwin spinet piano. excellent
conediuon. 227-1604. Itc 8/18

Captain's waterbed w/4 drawers
on each side plus storage cabinet on
ea. corner w/mirrored 'headboard.
rnm.ple, sold for $1.800 new, "asking
$250. Call 229-6300 after 5 p.m.
tfc 8/18,

Port St. Joe Western Auto now
honoring Panama City Western Auto
Co. store advertised tireisale prices.
Sears Card now at Port St. Joe West-
Sern Auto. Discover TOOI 227-1105.
tfc 8/4

Spinet piano. Responsible party
to take over payments. Can be seen
locally. 904-734-7320. 3tc 8/18

Dinette set with 6 chairs, walnut
finish. 2 removable leaves, excel.
cond., $225. 227-1537, after Aug.
22. lite 8/18

Electronic device controls fleas in the
home without pesticides. Patented de-
sign creates burst of light fleas can't
resisL Results overnight. BARFIELD'S
LAWN & GARDEN, 229-2727.
S10c 7/14

911 is coming Wooden house
numbers & letters ready to paint or
stain at Barfleld's Lawn & Garden
Center, 328 Reid Ave. tfc 8/4

Western Auto Special. Computer
spin, balance 4 tires and tire rotation.
$19.95. 227-1105. tfc 8/4

New cozy Leisure-Pedic. electric
a adjustable bed (twin), easy rolling
casters, also massage unit. Cost new
$1710, will sell for $1,000. More info.,
call 229-6858 anytime. 2tp 8/18'

Port St. Joe Western Auto now
honoring entire Panama City West-
ern Auto company store advertised
sale prices. 227-1105, 219 Reid
Ave. tfc 8/4

Old brick, clean two, get 1 free.
Call George, 229-8398. tfc 8/4

S Craftsman tools and Die Hard
batteries are available now at West-
ern Auto Store, 219 Reid Ave. 227-
1105. tfc 8/4

Pressure washer for rent, $40 a
day. Water softener salt, Red-out Salt,
salt w/resin guard. Barfleld Lawn and
Garden, 229-2727. tfc 8/4

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

Attention Attention Atten-
tion: Lawn service & tractor work, B
& J Enterprise, reasonable rates. Call
827-2805 or 827-2876. 52tp 1/7

FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage and envelope supplied.
Send request to Bible Study, P. 0.
Box 758, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
tfc 8/4

FREE to good home, 1 year old
female 1/2 Rottweiler, 1/2 German
shepherd, spayed. Good with kids.
Must have fenced in yard., 227-7586
after 5:30. tfc.8/11

Rabbit and cage FREE. Call 229-
6336 after 5 p.m. tfc 8/11

3 bdrm.. 2 ba. home, f.p., new
paint, wallpaper and appliances.. Ap-
.prox. 1500 sq. ft. 1g. comer lot, in-
ground sprinkler system. 200 sq. ft.
workshop, privacy fence, ideal loca-
tion close to schools, $79.500. 503
22nd St. 227-7377. PSJ. 2tp 8/-18

3 bdrm., I bath home w/double
carport and utility building. AND 2
bdrm.. 2 bath new mobile home w/
deck to be sold together on 4 lots.
Can be:seen at 305 Parker Ave.. High-
land View. Call 227-1131 or 227-
3492. 4tq 8/11

A MUST SEE, 301 20th St. Large
4 bedroom, 3 bath house on large cor-
ner lot, c/h&a. double garage and
carport. Deck. 4.000 sq. ft. under
roof, abundant storage throughout
For appt. call 229-8076 or 784-784 1.
tfc 8/1 1

3 bedroom, 2' bath brick home,
ceiling fans. nice, assumable mort-
gage. $4,000 down. 827-2997.
4tp 8/11

High and dry. 5 acre homesite.
240 ft. well, septic. workshop. 1 1/2.
mile N. Dead Lakes Pk, 19.500. 647-
3581. lfc8/4

Luxurious two bedroom. 2 bath
brick home in desirable neighbor-
hood, formal dining. great room. in-
door laundry. luxurious master bed-
room with supersized walk-in closeL.
Sunporch. in-ground pool, privacy
fenced yard. Many extras. Ideal for
empty nesters. 229-8276.
2tp 8/4.,

3 bdrm., 2 ba., near golf course,
airport and bay. Ig. country kitchen.
screened porch. 2 car garage, 2 car
detached garage w/carport. satellite
system. sprinkler system, privacy
fence. 227-1537. tfc 8/4

Good. single family lot in Gulf,
Aire. 75'xl25',. access to tennis court.
swimming pool. dedicated beach.
647-5142. tfc 8/4

Half acre lots for sale. Hwy. 386,,
Overstreet. $500 down. $96.48 per
month, 120 months. Call and leave
message. 229-6031. lfc 8/4

Beautiful bay front lot on SL Jo-
seph Peninsula. $55,000. Financing
available. Call 229-6031. leave mes-
sage. tfc 8/4

2 bdrm.. I ba. house for sale.
1080 sq. ft.. 5 years old. Located on
1/2 acre corer lot, 7 miles north of
Overstreet on Cemetery Rd, For more
information please call 648-8686. ask
*for Patty. fc 8/4

1029 McClellan Ave., PSJ, for
Sale by Owner: Completely remod-
eled. 3 bdrm.: (1 sm.. I bath. Fla. rmnn..
new roof, carpet, cen. ac/h. wiring,
plumbing, etc. Well w/auto. sprinkler
system, fenced in backyard, $56,000
obo. By appt. only. 229-6861.
St fc 8/4

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

Fantasy Properties, Inc.
S 1200 U.S. Hwy. 98

(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478


105 Hunter St. Oak Grove Great starter home 2 bdrm., with
study or 3 bd., 1 ba., den, ch/a, laundry rm & Workshop on a nice
89'x60' lot. Priced to sell at $39,000.

505 Reid Ave. Nice 2 bdrm., 1 ba., sun porch, very comfortable
frame home with separate garage, and a beautiful yard. 85'x75'
lot. Must sell. Commercial possibilities. $45,000.


Lot 39, Block "C", corner lot next to swimming pool and tennis
Scn',- cellent location. $25,000.


- 316 Hatley Dr. Center unit in triplex, nice quiet neighborhood, 3
bdrm., 2 ba. $55,000.


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BID NO. 9394-23
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County, Florida, will receive sealed
bids from any person, company, or corporation in-
terested in selling the following described personal
two (2) Digital Voice Logging Record-
ers capable of recording a minimum of
16 channels (expandable to 32 chan-
nels minimum). Specifications can be
picked up at the Emergency Manage-
ment Office, Gulf County Courthouse
Annex, Port St Joe.
Delivery Date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver
unit on specified date will be set at $25.00 per
Please indicate on envelope that this is a-
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the bid
is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m., EDT,
Monday, August 22, 1994, at the Office of the
Clerk of Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The
Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
/s/ Warren J. Yeager ; Jr., Chairman
Publish: August 11 & 18, 1994.

The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners will accept applications for the position of
Must be capable to perform all types of
general labor, must be able to run a level.
set grade, and shoot elevations, and be
willing to learn to run heavy equipment.
Applicants must either possess a CDL
-drivers license or a Class 4/Chauffeur's
drivers license, and obtain a CDL drivers
license within six (6) months after, being,
Applicant must be a high school graduate or
* equivalent Applications may be picked up and
submitted at the Clerk's Office, Gulf County Court-
house, 1000 5th St.. Port St. Joe, FL (9:00 a.m. 5
p.m.i EDT) or the Gulf County Road Department.
E. 7th St., Wewahitchka, FL (7:00 a.m. 3:30
p.m., CDT) The deadline for submitting applica-
tions is Friday, August 19. 1994, 5:00p.m., CDT.
Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free Workplace
Policy and Is an Equal Opportunlty/Affirmative Ac.
/s/Warren J. Yeager, Jr., Chairman
AtlesL Benny C Lister. Clerk
Publish: August II & 18. 1994 .


The Department of Environmental Protection
gives nouce of its intent to Issue a permit to St
Joe Forest Products Company to replace compo-
nents of the Black Uquor Solids condenser sys-
tem The work involves replacement of the 5th and
6th effects, condensers, and hotwells from the
Nos. 2 and 3 sets or evaporators with a single 5th
and 6th effect. condenser, and hotwell with no
change in input, output. or emissions.
A person whose substantial interests are aft
fected by the Departments proposed permitting
decision may petition for an administrative pro-
ceeding {hearing) in accordance with Section
120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must con-
Lain the information set forth below and tnust be
flied Ireceived) in the Office of General Counsel of
the Department at 2600 Blair Stone Road. Talla'
hassee. Florida 32399-2400, within 14 days or
publication of this notice. Petitioner shall mail a
Scopy of the petition to the applicant at the address
Indicated above at the time of filing. Failure to file
a petition within this tme period shall constitute a
waiver of any right such person may have to re-
quest an administrative determination hearingl
under Secuon 120.57. Florida Statutes
The Pennton shall contain the following Infor'
(a) The name, address, and telephone num-
ber of each petitioner, the applicant's name and
address, the Department Permit File Number and
the county in which the project is proposed.
(b) A statement of how and when each peti-
tioner received notice of the Departmen's actions
or proposed action:
,c) A statement of how each petitioner's sub-
stantial interests are affected by the Department's
action or proposed action;
Ido A statement of the material facts disputed
by Petitioner, if any;
le) A statement of facts which petitioner con-
tends warrant reversal or modification of the De.
apartment s action or proposed action:
S In A statement of which rules or statutes pe.
tltioner contends require reversal or modification
oifthe Departrent s action or proposed acuon; and
[g) A statement of the relief sought by peti-
tioner, statng precisely the action petitioner wanis
the Department to take with respect to the Depart-
ment's action or proposed action
If a petition is filed, the administrative hear-
ing process is designed to formulate agency action.'
Accordingly, the Department's final action maybe
dlTerert from the position taken by It in this no-
tice. Persons whose substantial interests will be af-
fected by any decision of the Department with re-
gard to the application have the right to petition to
become a party to the proceeding The petition
must conform to the requirements specified above
and be filed (received) within 14 days of publica-
tion of this notice m the Office of General Counsel
al the above address of the Department. Failure to
petition within ,the allowed time frame constitutes,
a waiver of any right such person has to request a
hearing under Section 120.57. Florida Statutes.
ard to participate as a parry to this proceeding.
Any subsequenintervention will.only be at the ap-
prosal of the presiding officer upon motion filed
pursuant to Rule 28-5.207. F A.C.
The applicanon Is available for public inspec-
tion during normal business hours, 8.00 am to
5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. except for legal
holidays, at the Northwest District, 160 Govern-
mental Center. Pensacola, Florida.
Publish: August 18. 1994.

Like new remodeled white &
peach block home, Hwy. 71, Honey-
ville, 2 1/2 acres, 1,325-sq. ft., 3 bd.,
1 ba.. ch&a, dbl. carport, breezeway.,
.utility, 278' deep well, new pump &
water softener. Call 639-5804.
tfc 8/18

Road, 1 mile off Overstreet Road. 9
miles south of Wewa. Owner financ-
ing. Call 229-6961. tfc 8/4

The Department of Environmental Protection
gives notice of its intent to issue a permit to James
0. Williams, Plant Manager, Premier Services Cor-
poratlon, P.O. Dox 160, State Road 382 North,
Port SLt. Joe, Florida, to temporarily operate a mag-
nesium hydroxide recovery facility discharging
13.5 MGD of process wastewater to their barge ba-
sin in the Gulf County Canal until a compliance,
schedule is completed. ,
A person whose substantial interests are af-
fected by the Department's proposed permitting
decision may petition foran an administrative pro-
ceeding (hearing) in accordance with Section
120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must con-
tain the information set forth below, rand must be
filed (received) in the Office of Crt r.al Counsel of
the Department at 2600 Blair Stone Road, Talla-
hassee, Florida 32399-2400. within 1-1 days of
publication of this notice. Pe.-oner .shall mail a
copy of the petition to the applicant at the address
indicated above at the time of filing. Failure to file
a petition within this ,me period shall cornsidrue a
waiver of any right such person may hase to re-
quest an administrative determination (hearing)
under Section 120.57, Florida Statutes.
The Petition shall contain the following infor-
lai The name, address. and telephone num-,
ber of each petitioner. the applicants name and
address, the Department Permit File Number and
the county in which the project is proposed.
(b) A statement of how and when each peri-
tioner received notce of the Departments actions
or proposed action,
Icl A statement of how each peuuitioner's sub-
stantial interests are aiTected by the Departments
action or proposed acUon,
Idl A statement of the material facts disputed
by Petitioner, if any.
le A statement of facts which petitioner con.
tends warrant reversal or modification of" the De-
partment's action or proposed action.
Ill A statement of shich rule or statutes pe-
titioner contends require reversal or modification
of the Department's action or proposed action, and
(gJ A statement of the relief sought by pell-
tiorer. stlang precisely the acton petitioner wants
the Department to take with respect to the Depart-
ment s action or proposed action
If a petition is filed, the administrative hear-
Inrg process is designed to fonrnulate agency action.
Accordingly, the Departmrnts final acton may be
different from the position taken by It in this no-
Lice Persons %,hose substantial Interests will be af-.
fected by any decision of the Departnent with re-
gard to the application hase the right to petition to
beconie a party to the proceeding. The petition
must conform to the requirements specified above
and be filed receivedd) within 14 days of publica-
tion of this notice in the Office of General Counsel
at the above address of the Department Failure to
petition within the allowed time frame constitutes
a waiver of any right such person has to request a
hearing under Section 120 57. Florida Statutes,
and to participate as a party to this proceeding.
Any subsequent initeention will only be at the ap-
proval of the presiding officer upon moon filed
pursuant to Rule 28.5.207. F AC
The application is available for public inspec-
tion during normal business hours. 8 00 am. to
5 00 p m Monday through Friday, except for legal
holidays, at the Northwest District, 160 Covemn.
mental Center, Pensacola, Florida.
Publish: August 18, 1994.

Notice is hereby given that,. pursuant to Ch.
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned intends
Sto register with the Divtsion of Corporations, De-
partment of State, the fictitious trade name under
which it will be engaged In business ard in which
said business is to be carried on, to-wit
STREET ADDRESS. Pope Avenue and Hwy. 71.
Wewahtchka, Florida
MAILING ADDRES PO Box 559. Wewahltchka.
FL 324-65
OWNERIS) Teresa Nunnery & Andrew Deramo. Jr.
Publish August 18, 1994

Notice is hereby given that. pursuant to Ch.
865.09 Flonda Statutes, the undersigned intends'
to'register with the Division of Corporations. De-
partment of State. the fictinous trade name under
which it will be engaged in business and in which
said business is to be carried on, to-wit.
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Tri-County Account-
Sing Service I '
STREET ADDRESS Pope Asenue and Hwy. 71.
Wewahtichka. Florida
IsLAILING ADDRES. P.O. Box 559, Wewahitchka.
FL 32465
OWNERIS*' Teresa Nunnery
Publish: August 18. 1994 ,'

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Region IV
Water Management Division
Facilities Performance Branch
345 Courtland Street. N.E.
* Atlanta, Georgia 30365
(4041 347-3004
Public Notice No. 94FL0121 Date: 8/18/94
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) intends to reissue the National Pollutant
Discharge Elimination System INPDES) permit to
Premier Services Corporation. P.O Box 160. Port
St. Joe. Florida. 32456. for its facility located at
State Road 382 North. Gulf County. Florida.
'NPDES permit No FL0002607. The facility precipl
tales magnesium hydroxide from seawater and
converts It to magnesium oxide ISIC 2819) The ap-
plicant describes one eating discharge of process
wastewater to Gulf County Canal and thence to St.
Josephs Bay. The receiving waters are classified
as Class III marine waters. suitable for rre action.
propagation, and maintenance of a healthy. ell'
balanced population of fish and wildlife.
The proposed N'PDES permit contains specify
Ic discharge conditions and/or limitations or, the
arnourts of polluLantrs allowed to be discharged
ard was drafted in accordance with the provisions
of the Clean Water Act 133 U.S C Section 1251 et
seq.) and other lawful standards and regulations
The pollutant limitations and other permit condl-
tions. are tentative and open to comment from the
S' public.
Persons wishing to comment upon or object
*, lo any aspects of the permit Issuarnce or wishing to
request a public heanrng. are irimted to submit the
sarre in wriLing within thirty 1301 days of this no-
dce to the Office of Public AITairs. Environmental
Protection Agency. 345 Courtland Street. N.E., At-
lanta, Georgia 30365, ATTENTION- Ms. Lena
Scon. Public Notice Coordinator. Pursuant to 40
CFR 124.13. any person who believes that any per-
mit condition is inappropriate must raise all rea-
sonably ascertainable issues and submit all rea-
sonably available' arguments In full, supporting
his/her position, by the close of the' comment peri-
od. The public notice number and NPDES number

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File Number 94 00-2.CP
IN RE: Estate of
(One PIR)
The adminlsOranon of the estate of Gordon C. Mar-
tin, deceased, File Number 94-0042-CP, is pending
in the Probate Court. Gulf County. Florida. the ad-
dress of which Is- Clerk of Court. 1000 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456. The names
and addresses 6f the personal representative and
the personal representative s attorney are set forth
All persons on whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentadve, venue, or jurisdiction. of this Court are
Required to file their objections with this Court
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent s
estate on whom a copy of this nonce is served
within three months alter the date of the first pub-
lIcaton of this notice must file their claims with

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.'' ,, .

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Office: Hwy. 98 at'19th St., Mexico Beach ,
Malipng Address: Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Fax: (904) 648-4247

904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990

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should be included in the first page of comments.
All comments received within the 30-day pe-
riod will be considered in the formulation of a final
determination regarding the permit reissuance.
Also, within the 30-day period, any interested per-
son may request a public hearing. Where there is a
significant degree of public interest in a proposed
permit relssuance, the EPA Regional Administrator
will schedule and hold a public hearing which
would be formally announced in accordance with
40 CFR 124.10 and 124.12;
After consideration of all written comments
and the requirements and policies in the Act and
Appropriate regulations, the EPA Regional Admin-
istrator will, make a determination regarding the
permit reissuance. If the determination is substan-
tially unchanged from that announced by this no-
tice. the EPA Regional Administrator will so notify
all persons submitting written comments. If the
determination is substantially changed, the EPA
Regional Administrator will issue a public notice
indicating the revised determination. Requests) for
an evidentiary hearing may be'filed after the Re-
gional Administrator makes the' above-described
determination. No issues shall be raised by any
'party that were not submitted to the admirnistra-
tive record as part of the preparation of and com-
ment on the draft permit, unless good cause is
shown for the failure to submit them in accor
dance sith 40 CFR 124.76 Additional Information
regarding an evidentiary hearing is available In 40',
CFR Part 124. Subpart E. or by contacting the Of.
flee of Regional Counsel at the address above or at
(4041 347-3777.
The administrave record, including applica-
Lion. fact sheet or statement or basis, draft permit.
a sketah showing the exact location of the dis-
chargels). comments received, and additional infor-
mation on hearing procedures is available at cost
by writing the EPA address above, or for review
and copying at 345 Courtland SLreet. N E Alan-
La, Georgia. between the hours of 8:15 am. and
4-30 pm, Monday through Friday Copies will be
provided at a minimal cost per page
Please bring the foregoing to the attention of
persons whom you know will be Interested in this
matter. If you would like to be added to our public
notce mailing list. submit your name and a mail
Ing address to the Office o' Public Affairs at EPA's
address gisen above
Publish: August 18. 1994

The Wewahitchka State Bank has filed an
application for the establishment of an additional
branch office with the state of Florida Division of
Banking and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corpo-
ration. The location of this proposed Limited Ser
sice branch will be at 8134 West Highway 98, Port
SL Joe, Florida. Plans for this office include a
Drive in Window facility which will handle deposits
and withdrawals for our existing customers while
at the same time make the Wewahitchka State
Bank available to be of bener service to the Port
St Joe arnd Mexico Beach area.
Any person wishing to comment to this ap-
plication may file his or her comments. in writing,
with the Regional Director oi the Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation at Its Regional Office loca-
ed at Marquis One Building. 245 Peachtree Center
Avenue. N E.. Suite 1200. Atlanta. Georgia 30303.
before processing this application has been com
pleted Processing will be completed no earlier
than the 15th day following either the date of the
last required publication or the date of receipt of
the application by the FDIC. whichever Is later.
The period may be extended by the Regional Direc-
Lor for good cause. The nonconfidential portion of
this application file Is available for inspec Lion with- .
in one day following the request for such file. It
may then be inspected in the Corporations Re.
gional Office during regular business hours. Photo
copies of Information in the nonconidential por-
tion of this application file will be made available
upon request. A schedule of charges for such cop-
ies can be obtained from the Regional Office.
Publish: August 18 & 25, September I & 8. 1994.



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All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
The' date of the first publication of this no-
tice is August 1, 8.1994.
Personal Representative:
Ira Elaine Martin
Highway 22 West
P.O. Box 764
WBwahltchka, Florida 32465
Attorney for Personal Representative
D. James Snyder
One Tampa City Center-Suite 2250
P.O. Box 2920
201 North, Franklin Street
Tampa, Florida 33601-2920
FL Bar No;: 844901
Publish: August 18 & 25, 1994.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Region IV
Water Management Division
Water Permits and
Enforcement Branch
345 Courtland Street. N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30365
(404) 347-3004
Public Notice No. 94FL0 142 Date: 8/18/94
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) intends to reissue Lhe National Pollutant
Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for
Premier Services Corporatlon. State Road 382
North. Gulf County. Port St Joe. Florida 32456.
NPDES permit No FL0002607. The facility precipi.
states magnesium hydroxide from seawater arnd
converts It to magnesium oxide (SIC Code 2819).
The existing outfall 001 discharges to Gulf County
Canal to St. Joseph's Bay. The receiving water is
classified as Class III taters suitable for recrea-
dion. propagaiorn. arnd mabitenarnce of a healthy,
well-balanced population of fish and wildlife
The proposed NPDES perrrmit contains limita-
dons on the amounts of pollutants allowed to.be
discharged and was drafted in accordance with the
prolsions of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. Sec-
tion 1251 et seq.) and other lawful standards and
regulations The pollutant limitations and other
.permit conditions are tentative and open to com-
ment from the public.
Persons wishing to comment upon or object
to any aspects of the permit modification or wish-
ing to request a public hearing, are invited to sub'
mit the same in writing within thirty 1301 days of
this notice to the Office of Public Affairs. Enriron
mental Protection Agency. 345 Couriland Street.
N E Atlanta. Georgia 30365. ATTENTION- Lena
Scott. Public Notice Coordinator. Pursuant to 40
CFR 124 13. any person who believes that any per-
mit condition is Inappropriate must raise all rea-
sonably ascertainable Issues and submit all rea-
sonably available arguments in full. supporting
his/her position, by the close of the comment peri-
od. The public notice number and NPDES number
should be included in the first page of comments.
All comments received within the 30 day pe-
riod sill be considered in the formulation of a final
determination regarding the permit modification.
Also. withir, the 30 day period, any interested per-
son may request a public hearing Where there is a
significant degree of public interest in a proposed
permirdt modificati don. the EPA Regional Administra-
tor will schedule and hold a public hearing which
would be formally announced in accordance with.
4OCFR 124 10 and 124 12.
After consideration of all writtenn comments
arnd the requirements and policies in the Act and
appropriate regulations, the EPA Regional Admin-
Istrator will make a determination regarding the,
permit modification If the determination is sub'
standalh unchanged from that announced by this
notice, the EPA Regional Admiristrator will so no-
tify all persons subrmnittnrg written comments. If
the determination is substantially charged, the
EPA Regional Administrator will issue a public no-
uce indicating the revised determination Request
Is) for an evidentiary hearing may be filed after the
Regional Administrator makes the abose described
determination. No issues shall be raised by any
party that were not submitted to the administra-
tive record as part of the preparation for and com'
rent on the draft permit, unless good cause Is
shown for the failure to submit them in accor-
dance uith 40 CFR 124.76. Additional information
regarding an evidentiary hearing is available in 40
CFR-Part 124, Subpart E, or by contacting the Of-
fice of Regional Counsel at the address above or at
14041 3-17-2309
The administratme record. including applica-
don. fact sheet or statement of basis, draft permit,
a sketch showing the exact location of the dis-
charge(s). comments received, and additional Infor
nation on hearing procedures is available at cost
by w-iting the EPA address, above. or for review .
and copying at 345 Courdand Street, N.E Alan.
ta. Georgia. between the hours of 8.15 a.m. and
S..30 p m., Monday through Friday. Copies will be
provided at a minimal cost per page
Please bnng the foregoing to the attention of
persons whom you krow suill be ntrerestedain this
mal ter If you would like to be added to our public
notice mailing list. submit your name and a mail-
ing address to the "Office of Public Affairs at EPA's
address given above. ,
Publish: August 18. 1994.