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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: February 9, 1995
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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USPS 518-880

FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR, NUMBER 26


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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1995


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Fire eaten Arizona


Noon Blaze Erupted In Rosin Refining Area; Damage Kept to Minimum


Fire threateAed Arizona Chemical's Port St. Joe
tall oil plant with disaster Monday about 12:10 p.m._
Billowing smoke poured from the plant as rosin
caught fire in- part of the distilling process looking,
for all the world as if the plant Was going to be
burned to a cinder.
Plant Manager Bill Dunning said, that damage
was held to a minimum however as personnel react-
ed immediately to the flash blaze and fire depart-
ments from Port St. Joe, St. Joe Beach, ,Highland
View and White City converged on the plant to stand
by In case they were needed. Dunning .had nothing
but praise for the departments as they reacted im-
mediately to the call for aid. "The Port SL Joe Fire
Department impressed me with their speed of reac-
tion to the possible disaster." said Dunning.
The fire broke out about 12:10 and burned furi-
ously for eight to 10 minutes before plant personnel
brought it under control. Dunning said they contin-
ued to pour water on the spot of the fire' for nearly


20 minutes afterward to be sure it was cooled down
sufficently so as not to flare back up or spread to
another portion of the plant.
The fire erupted in a rosin ester kettle which dis-
tills rosin into a product sold to the adhesive market.
"So far as we have been- able to tell, the worse dam-
age was from burning the wiring inside conduit
pipes," Dunning said. "We are currently in the pro-
cess of pulling out the charred wires just to see how
much damage was done before releasing any definite
statement."
The fire was contained in the rosin ester kettle
area: a particularly dense part of the plant filled with
piping making it hard to get to. Dunning surmised*
that rosin must have splashed over the side of the
kettle onto a hot surface causing the highly flamma-
ble product to Ignite..
Dunning praised quick reaction from everybody
for keeping the damage contained. The plant didn't
shut down completely due to the flash fire.


Marna Idea Forging
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Smoke billows from a rosin refining area at Arizona
Chemical's Port St. Joe plant Monday, in a fire which caused
the plant personnel a few anxious minutes.


City Approved for



Grantsof$1 11,000

from State and Feds to Combat
Drug Abuse Through Civic Actions


The City of Port St. Joe was
notified that it is the recipient of
two grants totalling $111,000-
one from the U. S. Department of
Justice and one from the Depart-
ment of Community Affairs. The
funds are designed be used to:
combat drug abuse, and to fund
an additional police officer for the
city.
COMMUNITY ORIENTED
POLICING
The .Port St. Joe Police De-,
partment as received grant fund-
ing of $36,000 through the De-
partment of Community Affairs
for a "Community Oriented Polic-
ing" program. The grant is a 75/
25 matching anti-drug abuse
grant. The main target area for
this program is North Port St.
Joe. In order for this program to
work the police department will
form a partnership with the com-
munity in order to identify com-
munity safety issues and to deter-
mine the resources needed to


resolve neighborhood problems.
This partnership will apply
innovative strategies that are de-
signed to create and sustain
healthy and vital neighborhoods.
Community involvement Is essen-
tial in order to reach the goals.
Florida State University-Institute
for Health and Human Services
Research, has been contracted to
evaluate Drug Control and Sys-
tem Improvement projects.
The organizational meeting
will be held next Thursday, Feb.
16, at 7:00 p.m. in the Gulf
County Senior Citizens Building.
Chief of Police Carl Richter urges
the citizens of North Port SL Joe
to attend and participate in mak-
ing their neighborhood- a ,safer
place to live.

During the past year the city
police department has made over
60 arrests on charges of posses-
sion and/or sale or distribution
(See GRANT on Page 3)


The i
and well
from Bill
Engineer
Executive
ber of Ci
city comr
ning that
moment
Prebl
been look
ability, loc
-of the p
Chamber


head wth Concept

Testing FDEP Waters to Come Up with Possible
Permitting and Location of Waterfront Property
proposed marina Is "alive securing funds and grants availa- lizing the pavilion, playground
I" according to reports ble for projects such as the marl- equipment and tennis courts.
Kennedy of Preble-Rish na. She emphasized that they Kennedy said several people had
Ing and Tamara Laine, have a good track record through- called him wanting to know how
e Director of the Cham- out the state for putting funding long the concrete walkway was so
commerce. Both told the packages together. they could figure out how many
missioners Tuesday eve- Laine further explained the laps they needed to do to make a
the project was gaining firm's representative expressed mile. He said the walkway was
rm. interest in establishing a commu- 980 feet long and that six laps
e-Rish Engineering has nlty plan "not just a marina", roll- would make a "good mile".
ing into the design feasi- Ing the Downtown Redevelopment IN OTHER BUSINESS
caLUon and permitability and the marina project into one Agreed to advertise for com-
roject' for the city, .and. "'--package to apply for funding. She (See MARINA on Pge 3)
7 f o Commerce The firm e ,LUti d..5l. ta1rl n i5 lt (o -


%_11W|muc vl %ULLIMUm Cilia 11
has been working closely with the
marina committee to select a .site
for the project and is.currently
working with the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection
(FDEP) on the permit feasibility of
a site in the basin between the
city pier and the newly construct-
cd Frank Pate Park.
Kennedy said the city was in
a preappllcatlon mode with FDEP
stating that the agency has given
a great deal of positive input into,
the, project. He told the Board
that FDEP has asked that a water
quality test and slug die test be
performed before they could com-
ment on permit feasibility for the
marina.
Kennedy told The Star that
the initial plans call for approxi-
mately 75 boat slips and would
include full service capabilities at
dockside including gas and diesel'
fuel. The biggest obstacle for the'
project is. of course, money.
Tamara Laine told the Board
that she had been in contact with
a consultant, recommended by
the Florida Planning Consortium.
and she and members of the ma-
rina committee have met with
them and discussed not only the
marina project but also Port St.
Joe 's Downtown Redevelopment
plan.
Laine said the consultant
firm specialized in locating .and,


conunuea suggesting, a joinL
meeting be planned to talk over,
ideas and consider employing the
consultants after hearing their
recommendations.
SIDEWALKS
Commissioner Johnny Linton
told the Board that it was his un-
derstanding there was a push in
the community for the City to in-
stall sidewalks on 20th Street be-
tween Long and Garrison Ave-
nues, and also along Garrison
Avenue. "We have children walk-
ing back and forth to school who
are presently walking on the6
''road," Linton said.
The Commission agreed that
a. hazardous situation existed
particularly for residents of Pine
Ridge Apartments, located on
Garrison Avenue. Mayor Frank
Pate asked Public Works Superin-
tendent Frank Healey to check
into the feasibility, alternatives
and cost of the city installing
sidewalks in the area.
FRANK PATE PARK
Bill Kennedy, Preble-Rish En-
gineers, told the' Board that
Southeastern Mechanical 'has
completed their portion of the
contract work on Frank Pate
Park. "All that remains is for the
city to finish tying in the sprink-
ler system and the project will be
complete."
The park is already being put
to use by residents of the city uti-


Chamber Dinner
Monday Evening
The Port St. Joe/Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce
will gather for its annual dinner
meeting Monday evening at
7:00 p.m., in the Centennial
Building.
During the program ses-
sion, new officers will be an-
nounced and installed and the
Citizen of the Year will be an-
nounced.
Guest speaker for the pro-
gram will be Frank Brogan,
Florida's newly-elected Com-
missioner of Education.
There are, expected to be
over 200 people in attendance
for the buffet-type dinner.


Missile Shot Described as 'Ho-hum"

Air Force Spokesman Says, "You'll Hardly Know We Are Around"


e About 25 residents of the
Cape San Bias area gathered in
the South Beaches Fire Depart-
ment building Tuesday evening to
listen to Lt. Col. Tom Thacker
briefly outline measures being
taken to fire two Patriot missiles
in early March. Lt. Col. Thacker
assured the group that a mini-
mum of inconvenience and every
safety precaution was being tak-
en for the shots which will be ei-
ther March 1, 3rd or 8th. Lt. Col.
Thacker said the shots were more
than likely going to be Wednes-
day, March 1, provided there are
no problems and the weather
cooperates.
Using an overhead projector
Lt. Col. Thacker outlined the area
to be cordoned off for safety pre-
cautions as that which has been
cordoned off for space probes
from the Spaceport Florida
launch site on the Air Force's D3
missile tracking site on Cape San


Blas. The Patriot launch will use
the space launch facility. He said
people will be kept from the 6,000
square foot launch hazard area,
along the beaches outside the
fenced areas of Spaceport Florida
and from along Hwy. 30-E for a
period of one to two hours as
safety precautions. Air and water
traffic will be kept from the area
for longer periods of time due to
the nature of the operation. -
The Air Force officer said peo-
ple living in the cape area "proba-
bly won't even know we're there."
The most evident activities of
anything going on to the land
dwellers will be the stopping of
traffic for safety's sake for a peri-
od of one hour. He said the stop-
page may be extended to two
hours if a missile gets stuck in
the launch vehicle.
Launching will be from the


land southward over, the Gulf of
Mexico. Drones will be sent up
from Tyndall Air Force Base and
the Patriots sent up to intercept
on a test mission. The missile will
not blow up the drone but have a
delayed action detonator on
board allowing them to pass by
the drone before they are explod-
ed. The drones will return to Tyn-
dall and be recovered for another
day of flight.
Lt. Col. Thacker said ade-,
quate warning to clear the site
will be given prior to the launch
which will probably be an-
nounced around February 20. He
said notice will be given by means
of public news media, billboards
in the area and personal contact
with regular users of the high-
way, the air space and the water-
way in the vicinity. "Water traffic
is our biggest concern," the Lt.
Col. said, "but with the type


warnings we will give the fishing
industry we believe the area will
be clear. In addition we will have
monitors on the site and in the
air around the perimeter to stop
the shot if someone wanders into
the danger area."
Everyone in attendance
seemed satisfied with the Air
Force preparation and safety
measures as announced; The
only misgiving was that some
thought the shots were going to
be made from the water toward
the land which the Air Force team
assured that this test was a dif-
ferent test entirely. There would
be no firing of missiles from boats
toward the land.
There will only be two mis-
siles shot during the exercise, one
following the other during the
same one hour alert period. The
March 1 shot is the only one on,
schedule during this particular
operation.


_ ... -
',*.^


Lt. Col. Tom Thacker uses an overhead projector to ex-
plain the scope of operations to residents of Cape San Blas
for two missile shots in early March.


I .


iP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE I-SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA


New Gulf

Sheriff

Named

Bay County
Investigator
Tapped for
Top Post
Governor Lawton Chiles
named Bay County's Chief
Investigator Frank Mc-
Keithen to serve out the un-
expired term of Gulf County
Sheriff Al Harrison yester-
day about noon.
McKelthen was in Talla-
hassee Wednesday morning
receiving his appointment
and was expected back in
Gulf County to take over
the office Wednesday after-
noon. Interim Sheriff
James Coats told The Star
that he would be returning
to Clearwater today or to-
morrow ending his stay of
eight months in the county.
McKelthen Is a veteran
with the Bay County Sher-
iffs Department investiga-
tive division but not much
else is known about him at
this time pending his arri-
val in Gulf. County.
McKeithen has served in
Gulf County during past
years but has been with the
Bay County department for
Sheriff Al Harrison was
found guilty in federal court
two weeks ago tomorrow
and the Governor has been
pondering his replacement
for the past 13 days.
McKeithen brings expe-
rience as well as a knowl-
edge of local people and sit-
uations to the office so he
won't be a total stranger to
the county coming in "cold"
such as Interim Sheriff
James Coats did.
Coats has kept the de-
partment running efficient-
in the midst of eight
months of turmoil and
strife. Despite occasional
tiffs with the County Com-
mission, his tenure has
been effective.


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THE STAR

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1995


Collateral

OUR NATION'S RESPONSE to Mexico's financial plight, was
an act of more than adequate largesse, especially since it didn't
have the approval of either the people nor the Congress.
"Uncle Bill" just took it on his own to arrange for a mere pit-
tance of 40 BILlion dollars for the strapped nation. That's a pret-
ty fair line of. credit, if you ask us.
Of course he is catching all sorts of flack from both sides of
the aisle and from both Houses for his generosity with our mon-
ey. It has been a long time since anyone has caused Uncle Sugar
to write a blank check like that! Even during World War II, our
allies didn't get into our pockets so deep. Now, here comes a sec-
ond rate nation-neighbors; but still a second rate nation-and
the President, acting on his own, finds a way to commit $40 BIL-
lion of our tax money, without any approval othet than his own
and approves the loan and its guarantees.
WHAT KIND OF collateral did he get? What are the repay-
ment terms? Are there any" repayment terms? What's to'keepi a
second $40 BILlionfrom being given away like that?
We understand, somebody has to'keep the Mexican govern-
ment solvent. Somebody has to bail them bout of their financial
morass, for our own protection. But isn't there someone to ap-
prove' such a gigantic financial deal other than merely the Presi-
dent? Isn't someone considering Mexico's track record with huge
sums of money? They haven't been the best stewards in the
Swdrld .
We commiserate with the Mexicans. We have been in a finan-
cial pickle or two ourselves over the years, but in no instance did
a '"good fairy" come by, offering all the money we needed and of-
fer to arrange re-paymentlater on, at terms which would satisfy,
us and cause us the least anxiety; not even with somebody else's
money!
-' WERE NOT AGAINST balling the Mexican government out
of its latest financial troubles. We just think more thought
should go into such a decision and arrangements to at least par-
tially guarantee repayment, or receive something to our benefit.
other than a satisfied nation of people to our immediate south.
Our nation isn't so rich that it can go around handing out
gifts of $40 BILlion to just anyone who thinks they might need
it. Our nation already owes its creditors three TRILlion dollars in
debt we can't pay on the spur of the moment.
.Will Mexico, or some other have-not nation be willing to help
us with that debt, should a creditor demand payment one day
soon? We think not!



Do Your Best, Gov!
AT ALMOST ANY TIME and almost any day, now, we are ex-
pecting Governor Chiles to appoint a new Sheriff to serve out the
unexpired term of a little better than a year and a half [more-
than likely he has been appointed by the time this gets into
print. The Governor has proven, in past actions that he will fol-
low his own "druthers" in making his appointment. We, along
with the other residents of Gulf County, hope the Governor gives
.the matter-his undivided'attention when it comes time for him to
,make choise:-'-" -
We :hope. his recent experience with pennitting his "cook
shack" has convinced him that it is necessary to look beyond
what he considers, "politically correct". If the pennitting system
of Florida hadn't been drawn up to satisfy the politically correct.
it wouldn't be so cumbersome and he would have his cook shack
permitted and built by now.
THE GOVERNOR SHOULD know the people who live in
Gulf County have a vested interest in his choice as much as he
does. The people of Gulf County are interested in getting an in-
terim Sheriff who can keep order, apply the law. get along with
the people and protect their property.
They are not particularly interested in being the vehicle for
his paying a political debt, giving a '"Job" to a friend, housing a
stranger, or furnishing a stage for someone to make a name for
himself and possibly earn enough brownie points to run for the
job, in earnest, which we have paid him well to perform for a pe-
riod of time, to serve an apprenticeship.
IN OTHER WORDS, Mr. Governor, appoint us a working
Sheriff we can depend on for action when the need arises. That
may be tossing out too high a standard for the job. but we feel
you can meet the criteria without embarrassing you or us, by the
nominees' performance.
Do your best, Governor, in selecting us a Sheriff we .can work
and live with.


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Hunker Down with Kes


by Kesley Colbert


David.Pitched Him Up and In


"It was started by this guy
named Valentine many years
ago.
"How long ago?"
"'Shoot, it's older than base-
ball."
"I don't believe that!" I felt the
stares of the group and knew' I
needed to validate my assertion.
'The pause became embarrassing-
ly long. The problem was, I didn't
have a clue as to how long base-
ball has been around and I didn't
give a flying rip about Valentine's
Day. The only thing I know about.
it is we didn't get out of school-it
wasn't as important as Christ-.
mas, Thanksgiving or teacher in'-
service. If It was below teacher in-
service on the list of all-time
Important things then it couldn't
be no where as old as baseball. A
fella has got to take up for 'his
sport, I don't care what Johnny


Stoker says!
And I figured that was pretty
heady reasoning for a second
grader.
Johnny was a year ahead of
us and quite; naturally a' near
'bout expert on most any subject.
,He was 'looking at me with, as
much disdain as he could mus-
ter. My silence only added cre-
dence to his manifestations as to
the age ofValentine's Day.
"How come they call it St.
Valentine?" I secretly thanked
Becky Heron for turning the con-
versation in another direction.
"Because this Valentine guy,"
Johnny was' off and running,
'Went around doing a lot of good'
'work. I think his name was Ru-
dolph Valentine 'until they
changed it to Saint. It seems that
the king didn't, want any of the
men in his kingdom to marry. He
felt that would make them soft
and unfit for military service. But
old Rudolph was marrying 'em on
the sly. This, of course, endeared
him forever to all the young lovers
in the land. Money was tlght, bit
these happy young couples would
cut out the side of an Octagon


Soap cardboard box and write a
sweet thank you note and send it
back to the kindly Valentine."
I was a little miffed at Johnny
but even I had to grudgingly ad-
mit that he sure knew what he'
was talking about when it came,
to this Valentine's Day stuff.
:'What happened next?" La-
Renda Bradfield had stopped
swinging on the monkey bars and
leaned forward to catch every,
word. '
'Well," Johnny was praying
the bell wouldn't ring arid this re-,
cess would never end, '"the Re-
publicans came in to power' and
the. king abdika-abdicted-,
abcated-left, town. Valentine
took to marrying 'em in the day-
light. The delighted couples got'
more creative with their cards. An
appreciative nation made Ru-
dolph a Saint"
"Where did all the candy: giv-,
ing come in?" LaRenda was prone,
to eat a chocolate covered ,chrry
or two ... .
."It seem's the Saint had a big
sister who liked to eat sweets.
She was especially fond of little
tarts v.'ith small messages


stamped on them. They all lived
in the family castle the Saint had
renamed Hallmhrrk 'cause he'd
notch out a small place on the
giant wood facing surrounding
the hall door every time he united
two in holy matrimony."
.The bell rang arid we started
back toward class.
Johnny \w'as reluctant to give
up the stage. "History gets a little
fuzzy right along here'. 'Some say
February- 14th was big sister's
birthday. Others believe St. Val-
entine was beheaded on that day.
Apparently one of the marriages
didn't work out t .But folks
didn't forget the Saintf and cus-
tom demands that we honor him
arid our loved ones by the giving
and receiving of gifts on his day."
Before Miss Carolyn could get

everyone in their seat to start
,English class, a panting Mary E.
Pendleton dropped a big, heart
shaped, bright red Valentine card.
on my desk. 'Isn't this just the
most exciting time of year?" She
must 'a had something in her eye
cause she kept blinlking her lids
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


Is BillPicking Up the Bill to Redo the "lue Room
WHEN A PERSON picks up use? parts of a whole house for less! everything from bou


a newspaper to read, he never
knows what he will learn, or who
he will find out about. .
You can find out all sorts of
interesting things when you read
the newspaper. I get teased all
the time by: the question, 'When.
are you going to print any gossip
in the paper? You know that is
more interesting than plain old
news stories"
Well, any newspaper which is
worth its salt will reply, without
,hesitation, 'We don't print gos-
sip!"
But, there are still things to
learn, and some of those things
are pretty surprising. I have also
found that some of the things you
learn will convince you that
things and situations are the
same all over. If you think things
are unique at your house, just
look around you and you. will see
they are pretty much the same all
over.


FOR INSTANCE, we read the
other day where First Lady Hil-
lary Rodham-Clinton had just fin-
ished "re-doing" the Blue Room of
the White House.
Other First Ladies had tried
their hand at re-decorating, so
Hillary had to 'get in on the act,
too.
It seems as if the Blue Room
had not had. a face-lifting for sev-
eral years. The draperies were
faded and sagging; the floor was
stained in spots and worn in oth-
ers: the furniture had been faded
by the sun and maybe was torn
in a spot or two.


I don't suppose any room in
the White House is allowed to get
to looking too ratty or faded. The
tax payers In these United States
probably keep all the rooms pretty
spiffy, all the time. One probably
had to look close and hard to find
a faded spot on the drapes, a spot
that has been chipped or stained'
on the paint, and the furnishings*
would more than likely be accept-"'
able in most of our private:
homes.

WHAT DO THEY use the
Blue Room for?, Is it a guest'
room? Is it a room to merely look
at, or does it have a. utilitarian


Do heads of state sleep there
when they come calling on us, or.
,do they put their assistants or
aides up in the room?
I know we have a room that
is only for looking at our house
and I suspect you do too.
When the kids were' small,
they were ordered to stay out of
the living room. Even today. I
don't dare casually go into the liv.-
ing room. If somebody, who
doesn't know us very well, comes
to the front door and rings the
doorbell, I am allowed to go into.
the living room to answer it. But,
don't loiter in here and' soil the
carpet!
Even the 'dog knows she isn't
allowed in the living room.
The rest of our house is and
always has been furnished and
decorated in "early casual".
THE NEWS ARTICLE said it
cost $38,000, to give the Blue,
Room a face lift. We worked on


If a bill-paying husband lived.
at the White House, instead of a'
Bill, who doesn't have to pay the,
bills, I could empathize with his
wife "doing" the room over.,
You see. Frenchie just fin-
Ished "doing"" our Celery Room
over. Celery is the color :of paint
on most of the inside walls. They'
all'look like a "near white" to'me,'
but I am assured they are 'celery',
'marshmallow', 'wheat' and other
related colors, The Celery Room'
got redecorated.
The' 'autumn brown' and
'gold' room got the most treat-
ment. That's the downstairs bath-
room. The 'buff and 'earth tone'
room came in for some face-
lifting, too. That's the upstairs
bathroom.
They hadn't been redone
since the kids all got married and
moved out, so, admittedly, they
were not in the best of shape.
There was tile cracked, walls sort
of unkempt, from experiencing


ncing a base-


ball on the floor, wnnhile ruminat-
ing on weightier matters, tele-
phone numbers penciled in, on
the 'wall upstairs of some of the
boys' girlfriends, normal, wear
and tear from six kJds.,

WE SOLD A PIECE of proper-
ty we owned, last year, and used
part of the money to pay for- our
renovation.
Frenchie has had fun doing
her renovation. She just about
did what she wanted, because' I
couldn't see what was in need of
replacing, anyhow. She got her
kitchen cabinets replaced in the
deal and I lost my breakfast bar
in the shuffle. That bar was just
the right size to spread my morn-
ing paper on-while I read it.
"I wonder what Bill used to
pay for the Blue Room renova-
tion, given the oil-chance that he
did pay for it the proceeds
from the sale of a lot at Whitewa-
ter?


^DWIN1/v4 -THE STAR-
USPHS 518880
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456-0308
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(From Page 2)
up and down .....
I turned around and whis-
pered to Ricky Hale, "Is this cus-
tom mandatory?'"
"I think so. I reckon you and
Mary E. are pledged to be another
notch on the- wall up at the big
h o u s el" ." -.
'That'll be thdeday- Listen,-.ld
rather be lashed--;-
"Kesleyl Would you be kind
enough to share with the rest of
us what you and Ricky are dis-
cussing back there. It must be
very important to interrupt the
whole class." :
'Well, Miss Carolyn, uh-
we--uh-lI was just commenting
to Rick how smart It was that
Dick and Jane never took Spot
out on stormy days without their
raincoats and galoshes."
We caught up with Johnny at
lunch. Someone had asked himr
about the small, tiny, little, fat
guy with wings that went around
during Valentine's shooting peo-
ple with arrows. 'That's just
made up stuff There ain't no tiny
Slitte naked guy with arrows. You
have to be careful to sort out all
the false stuff circulating about
this day."
Bobby Brewer jumped in. "My
Dad says Valentine's Day was
started by Merlin Olsen and two
guys named Whitman and
Brock."
"'See what I mean!" Johnny
yelled triumphantly, "Rumorsl
This is an old custom. St. Valen-
tine lived back in the fourth cen-
tury."
I cleared my throat. "Fellas.
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the Bible. Remember when young



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David took some food over to his
brothers who were playing a road
game against the Philadelphians.
The home boys were having a
tough time of it because the Phil-
adelphians had just picked up
this extra good player from the
Giants. Remember? I told you
baseball was older that Valen-
tine's!"
For the first and only time in
his life Johnny Stoker was ren-
-dered speechless. -.... ., -'
Forever Yours.
Kesley


Marina
(From Page 1)
puter software to use for mapping
of the city and utilities' locations.
*Accepted the 911 recom-
mendation that the road entering
Port St. Joe High School be
named Shark Drive and the road,
through Liberty Manor Apart-'
ments be named Liberty Manor
Drive.
Agreed to grant a lease to
St. Joseph Telecommunications
to install two phones on city
property adjacent to Hwy. 98
across from St. Joe Motel.
Was notified by Preble-Rish
it should receive the compost per-
mit in the near future.
Granted utility permits to
St. Joseph Telecommunications
to bury cable and Jet cables un-
der roadway, with the option to
stop them if problems occurred.


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A Few Original Quotes....
While going through some old letters last night, I came across
.one from my brother who lives in Orange City, Florida. It was dated
October 13, 1990.
I'm not sure if I mentioned his letter in a previous article, so I
'decided to include the contents in this one. My brother graduated
from F. S. U. with a degree in Journalism arid, by his own
admission, has been a "frustrated' writer" for years. By that,. I
assume he means he has written articles but has never been'
published. Or whatever.
He alluded to my column by saying, "While I'm disappointed
that you are not 100% original, I do appreciate the chance to get'
some of my COMPLETELY ORIGINAL thoughts in public print, to.
wit:" And he listed about 30 of his thoughts.
A few of them are listed below:
Hard times are when the bird singing outside your window is a
buzzard. ;
Your temper improves the more you don't use it
Don't pray for rain then complain about the mud.
The problem with humor is some people take it seriously.
Life holds no greater delight for a father than overhearing his son
say, "My daddy can!"
Children, who know the value of a dollar, will usually ask for two.
Fame is largely a matter of dying at the right moment.
The best way to fight your wife is to, grab your hat and runt
Laziness is resting before you get tired.
You can live happily ever after ..... if you ain't after much.
*You're really ugly if you go into a bank... and they turn the
camera off.
If you don't make mistakes, you may never get your name
mentioned. ,
*The road to success Is dotted with many tempting parking
spaces.
If tombstones told the truth, most people would want to be
buried at sea.
One, ofthe. most effective time-savers . Is yielding to
temptation immediately.
*The best form of birth control is a Yankee accent.
He is so ugly he looks like his face has worn out 3 bodies.
He's so mean he reads the obituary column for entertainment.
I was impressed. until I came across a copy of Ludlow Porch's
-book "Honest. Officer, The Midget Was on Fire When I Got Here."
COMPLETELY ORIGINAL, indeed
'* .* .' '; -\ ; '' *


Misty Loftin is
WJHG "Student
of the Week"
, Wewahltchka High School is
proud to announce that Misty
Loftin has been nominated as a
WJHG Buffalo Rock Student of
the Week and will compete in the
1994-95 Student of the Year com-
petition.
Misty is an active senior at
Wewahitchka High School. She is
a member of the National Honor
Society, Power of Positive Stu-
dents, and holds the office of
treasurer of Student Government,
Association. Misty is also the edi-
tor of the yearbook. She was on
the homecoming court for two
years, nominated to the Senior
Hall of Fame and voted "Class Fa-
vorite."
Misty has received many hon-
ors and awards. She has partici-
pated in Who's Who Among
American High School Students
for two years and was the R.E.A.
Washington Youth Tour winner.
She is also Gulf County's 1995
Juniior Miss.
Misty is the daughter of
James and Frances Loftin of We-
wahitchka. .She will appear on
Channel 7 during the week of
February 12 at the following'
times: Sunday night at 10:00


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Letters9 r have fbOL
Lt ", munity.
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life., Wee
to the God, a
country,

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means an expert, but with the unity
help of many I hope we have built live dow
a foundation for the new sheriff entire cc
to build from. we hard
Again, thank you and may othr. J
God Bless you! -other.J
Sincerely, .tdtb
James F. Coats tive ab
Sheriff Gulf County change,

Answers Column S:
(Note: The following is another letter RUS
which was written to the Panama
City News Herald by a Gulf County
citizen. As was the case with the first.
this too has yet to -appear in that
publication: therefore he has request-
ed that The Star publish it for him.)

Dear Mr. Bornhoft,


I am writing you concerning
. te recent articles you published
jQoui,L4he toil. and testimony of
T"-ieAl'Hararison case. I am aware
ybou'w'iee trying to report to,your
readers a full and complete story.
And I am also aware that there is
a difference between professional
journalism and "tabloidism". I
can't help but feel you crossed
that line when you became so
graphic in the details of the story.
Even though Mr. Harrison, was
found guilty and will have to pay
his debt to society, it doesn't
seem fair to make his family pay
also.
Have you not stopped to
think of the affect that story
might have on the children of our
community. The Panama City
News Herald is delivered to every
media center in Gulf County to be
read by every child that attends
school here. We pass laws to keep
pornography out of the hands of
children, and under the "freedom"
act you have placed it in the me-
dia centers of our schools. Yet, all
is not lost, I realize you did print
an apology and I thank you for
that, but you cannot erase it from
the minds of our Children.
I have pastored in Wewa-


Observe Florida
Archaeology Week
Sunday, February 12, experts
and re-enactors create the past at
San Marcos de Apalache State
Historic Site, in St. Marks. Au-
thorities on early American cul-
tures come together for a hands-
on display of history. Guided
tours of the fortification, and
computer graphics analysis of ar-
tifacts blend with actual demon-
strations of primitive Native-
American and other early weap-
ons. A flint knapper will be on
hand, making flint arrowheads. A
display of Apalachee Indian pot-
tery will be featured, along with
re-enactors of the different peri-
ods of time. Live music will be
presented by Jim McMurry and
refreshments will be available.:
"A Point In Time", during
Florida Archaeology Week. Sun-
day, February 12, from 10:00
a.m. until 4:00 p.m., 16 miles
south ofTallahassee.
For more information, call
Ranger Bonnie Jean Allen with
the. Florida Park Service at San
Marcos de Apalache State Histor-
Ic Site. Their mailing address is P.
0. Box 27, St. Marks, Florida'
32355-0027, or phone at (904)
925-6216,


for nearly ten years. I
und it to be a proud com-
We are proud of our herl-
d our "laid-back" way of
have a devout faith in
patriotic allegiance to our
and a strong belief in
values with high moral
is.
courage you to not let
printed again for a corn-
such as ours to have to
n. This has affected our
)unty, it seems as though
Ily get to live one thing
before you're printing an-
ust for the fun of it why
Du print something posi-
out Gulf County for a
that too will sell papers


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Bauer Financial Reports,,
Inc.. a Coral Gables nationally
recognized bank research firm.-
has just announced Citizens Fed-
eral Savings Bank of Port St. Joe
has earned another five-star rat-
ing. Citizens Federal has continu-
ously earned a five-star, rating,
the highest awarded, since De-
cember 1, 1988.
The most recent award is
based on an analysis of financial
data field by Citizens Federal with
federal regulators for the quarter
ended June 30. 1994.
Citizens Federal's five-star
rating confirms its financial
strength. Both its tangible capital
ratio and risk based capital ratio.
the two ratios most watched by
regulators, exceed two times fed-
eral regulatory requirements. In
addition. Citizens Federal is
soundly invested and earned .a
profit in the period analyzed.
"We applaud Citizens Federal
Savings Bank of Port St. Joe's
outstanding performance," said
Paul Al Bauer. president of the
research firm. "Citizens Federal
Savings Bank of Port St. Joe has
maintained the highest level of
banking excellence. Its manage-
ment and staff are to be com-
mended."
Bauer Financial Reports, Inc.
analyzes and rates all federally
insured U. S. banks and credit
unions. Not all banks are as
strong as Citizens Federal Say- -
ings Bank.


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p.m. for her introduction, Mon-
day and Thursday at 5:00 and
10:00 News, and Friday on the'
6:00 News. She will also appear
at several computer selected
times. All times given are Central.

PRESCHOOL VALENTINE
Celebrate Valentine's Day at
the Gulf County Public Library in'
Port St. Joe with your friends on
Tuesday, February 14, at 1:30
p.m. The storytime is for pre-
school children ages 3-5. Books
about friends and friendship will
be featured, and special treats
will be shared. The: program is
free.


Thanks for Your Help
Dear Editor: .
My appointment as Sheriff of
Gulf County is about to end. The
reason for my presence was not
under the best of circumstances.
My appointment has been a chal-
lenge and a rewarding experience
I will never forgeL
I am very grateful for the in-
terest and concern the' citizens of
Gulf County have for their Sher-
iff's Office. I have received an
overwhelming number of letters,
telephone calls and visits from
citizens offering their support and
encouragement for which I thank
you. It is always encouraging
when we all can work together to-
ward a common goal. I am by no


--Grant

(From Page 1)
relating to crack cocaine alone.
Most of these arrests were made
In the North Port St. Joe area. Ac-
cording to Mayor Frank Pate
many older residents of the area
ai-e afraid to leave home without
having someone there to protect
their property.
COPS FAST
As part of the trickle down ef-
fect of President Clinton's funding
for police protection in smaller
towns, the City will receive a
grant to fund an additional police
officer for up to three years, with
a total of up to $75,000 for the
period. The: City must match it
75/25.
This is part of $165 million in
grants that are being made under
COPS FAST to state, local and
other public law enforcement
agencies which serve populations
"under 50.'000. Any hiring under
the COPS program must be in ad-
dillon to. and not in lieu of. previ-
ous hiring plans.


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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 1995


Michelle Lister and John Waltz Married


Michele Suzanne Lister be-
came the bride of John Alvin
Waltz, Jr. on Saturday, December
17, at 3:00 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church in Port St.
Joe.
The bride is the daughter of
Carolyn Britt Rish of Port St. Joe'
and Roy Maxwell Lister of Pana-
ma City. The groom Is the son of
Patricia Waltz of Lynn Haven and
the late John Alvin Waltz, Sr.
The bride's maternal grand-
parents are Kathleen Britt of We-
wahitchka and the late William
Franklin Britt. Paternal grandpar-
ents are the late Mr. and Mrs.
R.D. Lister.
The groom's maternal grand-
parents are the late Mr. and Mrs.
Marvin McCoy. Paternal grand-
parents are the late Mir. and Mrs.


Mr. and Mrs. John Alvin Waltz, Jr.
Robert Waltz.
Adding to the sanctuary's
beautiful Christmas decorations
were brass candelabras holding
burning white tapers and ar-
rangements of assorted greens
and white bows. As a focal point,
a large arrangement of white
gladioli, fuji mums, burgundy
carnations, monte casino, and
baby's breath graced the com-
munion table. Huge white bows
marked the family pews.
The pre-nuptial music was
performed by Mrs. George Duren,
organist, who also accompanied
Mrs. Dusty May, who sang "Hal-


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lowed Ground" and "Evergreen".
Officiating the double-ring cere-
mony was the Reverend Zedoc
Baxter. The wedding was directed
by Mrs. Charley Gramling, III,
godmother of the bride, of Pana-
ma City.
The bride entered the sanctu-
ary on the arm of her father and
was escorted to the altar. She
chose a white satin gown with a
chapel length train. The bodice
featured a high neck, long fitted
sleeves, and was heavily decorat-
ed with pearls and iridescent se-
quins. The back featured a cov-
ered button closing and a large
bow. A wide bandeau of lace and
pearls holding an elbow length
veil completed the bride's ensem-
ble. She carried a cascade of
white roses, gerber daisies, and
baby's breath intertwined with
fresh ivy.
Miss Martha Ortherfer of
Gainesville served as Maid of
Honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs.
Kevin Knight and Miss Caroline
Lister, sisters of the bride, and
Mrs. November Young of New
Symrna Beach.
The attendants were attired
in burgundy velveteen gowns fea-
turing long tapered sleeves, fitted
waists, and a wide bow at the
back. They carried a single long-
stemmed burgundy rose. Miss
Meliah Lister, cousin of the bride,
served as flower girl. She also
wore a burgundy velveteen dress.
The hemline featured a, softly
gathered tulle ruffle:attached to
an underskirt. She carried a
white basket adorned with bur-
gundy bows and filled with rose
petals.
Serving his nephew as best
man was James McCoy.
Groomsmen were Kevin
Knight, brother-in-law of the
bride, -Dayton Lister of Wewa-
hitchka and David Lister of Talla-
hassee, both cousins of the bride.
Master Douglas May was ring
bearer. The groom was attired in
a traditional black tuxedo, with
black cummerbund and tie. Both
the groomsmen and the ring
bearer were similarly attired.
Immediately following the cer-
emony, the wedding party and
guests were entertained at a re-
ception in the church fellowship
hall. Greeting guests was ,Mrs.
Clifford Sanborn. Miss Ashley Lis-
ter, cousin of the bride, attended
the bride's book. After the tradi-
tional cutting of the wedding


SFounders Day
Luncheon Tues.
The Sea Oats and Dunes Gar-
den Club will conduct its next
meeting on Tuesday, February
14, at the St. Joe Beach Fire Hall
with President Betty Chancellor
presiding.
The Founders Day Luncheon
will begin promptly at noon,
E.S.T. Hostesses will be Mes-
dames Helen LaPlante, Jane De-
metriades, Mildred Behmke and.
Mary Hendrlcks. Members are en-
couraged to.bring a covered dish
consisting of a salad or a main
course. Dessert will be provided
by the hostesses.
The guest speaker, a repre-
sentative from the Estuarine Re-
search Center in Apalachicola,
will present a program on nature
habitats.


cake, it was served by Mrs. Mike
Johnson, sister of the groom, and
Ms. Brenda Pumphrey. Serving
punch and coffee were Miss Jen-
nifer Groom, Mrs. Bill, Waters.
cousin of the bride, and Mrs.
James Harrison. Floor hostesses'
were. Mrs. Gary Carlsten, Mrs.
Richard Williams, Mrs. Edt Frank-
lin, Mrs. Bill Altstaetter, and Mrs.
Paul Groom.
The couple enjoyed a wedding
trip to Orlando. They will reside
in. Lynn Haven.
On the eve of their wedding,
Mrs. Patricia Waltz and Mr. and
Mrs. Charley Gramling, III, host-
ed a dinner for the wedding party
at Butler's Restaurant.
A miscellaneous bridal show-.
er was hosted by Miss Martha Or-


thefer and Mrs. November Young
at the Orthefer home in Gaines-
ville.
A lingerie shower was hosted
by Mrs. Larry White and Mrs.
Betty Husband in Wewahitchka.
A bridal coffee at the home of
Mrs. James Harrisonr was hosted
by Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. Clifford
Sanborn, Mrs. Richard Williams,
Mrs. Bill Altstaetter, Mrs. Gary
Carlsten, Mrs. Alfred Joines, and
Mrs. Ed Franklin.
The cou ple was honored at
the Christmas party of the bride's
Sunday School class at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Dusty May. A
buffet dinner was served after
which all those in attendance as-
sisted in the preparation of bird-'
seed bags.


Courtney Nicole Ward,
Courtney is Five
Courtney Nicole Ward cele-
brated her 5th birthday Saturday,
February 4th with a Pink Power
Ranger.Party.
Helping her celebrate were


Couple Will
Celebrate 50 Years
Alva and Roxie Kemp of We-
wahitchka will celebrate their
50th wedding anniversary Satur-
day, February 11th from 3:00 un-
til 5:00 p.m. at the Wewahitchka
Community Center. The celebra-
tion will be hosted by their six
children.
Friends and relatives are in-
vited to attend and help them cel-
ebrate this landmark in their
lives.


her friends: Eic Brumbaugh,
Trevor Burch, Samantha Fenaes,
Josh Lollie, Preston Nobles, Ash-
ton Norris, Elijah Quaranta. Ka-
rissa Robershaw. Andrew Taylor,
Courtney Thompson,. Lacey Wil-
liams, Morgan Wood and Mat-
thew Wright.
Courtney is the daughter of
Harley and Cindy Ward of Dal-
keith. She is the granddaughter
of Buddy and Anita Ward of Port
St. Joe and Pat Barrett of Colum-
bus, Georgia.


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Melissa L. Aguras and Wil-
liam H. Ramsey, along with their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fumio Hir-
ahara of Carson City, Nevada,
John Aguras and Rita Thomas of
Salinas, California and Mr. and
Mrs. William H,. Ramsey, Sr. of
Port St. Joe, wish to announce
their engagement and approach-
ing marriage.
Miss Aguras is a Juvenile
Outreach 'Counselor with the
Juvenile Justice Partnership Pro-
gram (employed by Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc.). She gradu-
ated from Sacramento State Uni-
versity and is pursuing a master's
degree in counseling and human
development. She is the grand-
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Butts of Port St. Joe. .


William H. Ramsey, Jr.


aged

Mr. Ramsey is a 1991 gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe High School,
and attended Tallahassee Com-
munity College. He is employed
by The Star Publishing Company.
He is the grandson of Mr. and
Mrs. Wesley R. Ramsey, Sr. of
Port St. Joe and Robert Cantley,
Sr. of Wewahitchka, and the great
grandson of Lena Wooden of Pan-
ama City.
The betrothed couple will 'ex-
change vows April 8, at 7:00 p.m.
at the Long Avenue Baptist
Church. A reception will follow in
the Family Life Center.
All friends and relatives of the
couple are cordially invited to wit-
ness their exchange, of vows and
to attend the reception.


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Debra Monteiro and

Paul Clukey Wed


December 31; 1994, Debra
. Sue Monteiro and Paul Matthew
Clukey were married at Grace
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe
with Bro. Dan Morton of Vero
Beach conducting the ceremony.
The bride's parents are Mr. and
Mrs. Monteiro of Port St. Joe. The
groom's parents are Mr. and Mrs.
Clukey of Vero Beach. The wed-
ding coordinators were Vicki and
Sarah Lamberson of Port St. Joe.
The -wedqlng consisted of for-

Dance Friday
The Wewahitchka Social Club
will have a dance on Friday, Feb-
ruary 10th from 7:30 until 11:00
Sp.m., C.S.T. It will be held at the
Wewa Civic Center. on Third
Street,at the rear ofthe Court-
* house. ,
Entertainment will be provid-
ed by the Cypress Band featuring
a selection of rock, country and
western music.
Everyone: is invited to attend
for a donation of $5.00 at the
door. : ... '
For more .information. please
phone 639-5942.

Local VFD Rated
The Dalkeith Volunteer Fire
Department received a rating of 9
(out of 10) in fire protection.
The inspection was performed
by Commercial Risk Services.


est green and ivory with the
bride's bouquet a composite of
various white flowers, The brides-
maids carried a candle with white
flowers and ribbons around the
candle and Its cover. The groom
and groomsmen wore white rose
boutonniere.
The bride's gown was an ele-
gant silhouette of soft white satin.
The gown featured an off-the-
shoulder design accented with
white pearls and sequins, and
adorned with a white satin rose
on the left hip. A large .bow
Sd-aped the back of the dropped
waistline gown. Fingerless gloves
and an elegant princess veil com-
pleted her attire.
The bridesmaids wore gowns
of crushed green velvet fashioned
in a babydoll style The Matron of
,Honor was Sue ,Monteiro, the
bride's mother, and the Maid of
Honor was Michelle Willis of Apa-
. lachicola. The flowergirl, Ashley
Carrel of Winter Springs, wore a
dress of green velvet and white
taffeta accented with a flowing
bow in the back.
The groom wore a single
breasted black tuxedo with a
white collar. The groomsmen'
w dre traditional black tuxedos.
The reception followed the
ceremony at the St. Joseph's
Catholic church fellowship hall.
Following' a honeymoon in
the Georgia mountains. Deby and
Paul are now residing and work-
ing in Winter Park.


Nikki Williams Bryan Butts

Couple to Marry


New Arrival!
Steven Fennell, Jr. would like
to announce the arrival of his
new baby sister, Shenoya Renee'
Fennell, born at Gulf Coast Com-
munity Hospital on December 7.
She weighed In at only 3 pounds
and 3.6 ounces.
Shenoya's proud parents are
Sheila and Steven Fennell. The
proud grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Farmer and Eva Fen-
nell. Great-grandmother is Pecola
Smiley. All are residents of Port
St. Joe.


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Sn and the late Frances GarretL
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of February 25. at 4:00 p.m. at
the Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church, with a reception to follow
In the fellowship hall. All friends
and relatives of the couple are In-
vited to attend.



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Pictured above, some of the very special ladies honored at the GCREA Valentine Tea were, from
left: Lila Brouillette, Helen Rollins, Daisy Johnson and Belle Dubose. Also feted but not shown in the
photo was Ida Ethel Browne. _


165 and 1/2 Years of


Mesdames Ida Ethel Browne,
Lila Brouillette, Belle Dubose,
Daisy Johnson, and Helen Rol-
lins, very special ladies to count-
less former students and their
parents and to the Gulf County
Retired Educators'. Association,
were feted by the GCREA with a
Valentine Tea on Saturday, Feb-
ruary 4th.
Numerous friends and rela-
tives called at the home of Mrs.
.James E. Harrison to honor Port
St. Joe's "most experienced" edu-
cators, to express their love and
their appreciation for all their
years of service and contribution.
Guests greeted. and visited
with the honorees, drank punch
and spiced tea, and selected fin-
ger .foods from a delectable array.
The dining table was dressed with,
a white lace over a.red cloth with
a centerpiece of red roses, fern,
, and red wooden hearts holding
small white candles. Additional
roses adorned the coffee table
and a red and white round table
where guests signed souvenir
cards for the five honorees. A
large basket of triple camellias
and valentine ribbon, a creation
of Mrs. Hubert Richards, was
flanked by fresh magnolia leaves
on the piano. White valentine
trees sporting red hearts and rib-
,bon, a large red-wooden cupid, a
!white wooden heart with red ruf-
fle, and wreaths on the doors
completed the decorations.





NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9495-22
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
Coui.ry. Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
quailed person, company or corporation Interest-
ed In constructing the following project
CHIPOLA RIVER CUTOFF DRIVE
Plans and specifications can be obtained at
Preble-Rish, Inc., 326 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. (9041 227-7200. The bid must conform
to Section 287.13313) Florida Statutes. on public
enuity crimes. ,
Completon date for thils project will be 90
days from the date of the NoUce to Proceed pre-
sented to the successful bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete
the project on the specifiled date will be set at
$100.00 per day
Please Indicate oh 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.. E.T.. on
Tuesday. February 28. 1995. at the Gull County
Clerk of Court's Office. 1000 Fifth Street. Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. and will be opened and read
aloud'on Tuesday. February 28, 1995, at 6:10
p.m.. E.T. The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
Cost of Plauis and Specifications will be
$50.00 per set and Is non-refundable. Checks
should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Michael L. Hammond, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk of Court
2tc Feb. 9 and 16, 1995
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA


IN RE: ESTATE OF
MICHAEL F. GRIFFIN
Deceased.


PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 95-0007-CP
Division: Probate


NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate' of Michael
F. Griffin. deceased, File .Number 95-0007-CP, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County. Flor-
Ida. Probate Diision. the address of which is Gulf
County Courthouse. 1000 Fifth Street Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY.DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A C6PY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice Is served
within three months after the date of the first pub-
lication of this notice must Wfle their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
,WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS. AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is February 9, 1995.
Personal Representatlve:
VICTORIA R. GRIFFIN
Post Office Box 873
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Attorney for Personal Representative
CHARLES A. COSTIN
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Telephone: (904) 227-1159
Florida Bar Number 699070
2tp,.Feb. 9 and 16, 1995


In lieu of corsages, Mrs.
Jacque Price, president of Gulf
County Retired Educators' Asso-
ciation, presented each of the
honorees with a bouquet of roses.

Obituary .. .

Nellie Ann
"Whitfield" Fox
Nellie Ann "Whitfleld" Fox,
age 27, of Panama City, previous-
ly of Howard Creek, died Monday
evening, Febi-uary 6. She lived in
Panama City for one year and
was of the Assembly of God Faith.
Ms. Fox is predeceased by
her father, Lawson Whitfield. She
is survived by her mother; Doro-
thy Knape, of Panama City; one
daughter, Mandie Dawn 'Whit-
field, of Panama City; two sisters,
Linda Dubrule of Panama City
and Brenda Whitfield of Dallas,
Texas; and her grandmother, Nel-
lie A. Whitfield, of Howard Creek.
Funeral services for Ms. Fox
will be conducted on Thursday,
February 9 at 2:00 p.m., C.S.T. in
the Gilmore-Southerland Funeral
Home Chapel in Wewahitchka
with Rev. Dave Fernandez officiat-
lng. Interment will followJn JJehu
Cemetery.
The family will receive friends
at the home of Frank and Pinkie
Bell at 126 East Pine in Wewa-
hitchka.
All services are: under the di-
rection of Gilmore-Southerland
Funeral Home.


"BUTTERCUP" WILL INCREASE SOCIAL SECURITY
PAYMENTS ACROSS-THE-BOARD BY 8 PERCENT.
AND PRESIDENT RAY "BUTTERCUP" ROLLINSON,
WILL LOWER THE SOCIAL SECURITY RETIREMENT AGE TO 59.
AS PRESIDENT RAY "BUTTERCUP" ROLLINSON, I WILL FORCE THE JAPA-
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THE-CLOCK DEFENSE OF THEIR HOMELAND ISLANDS, THAT WE AMERI-
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THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT WILL BE FORCED. BY "BUTTERCUP", TO
PAY AMERICA $88 BILLION YEARLY, IN ADVANCE.
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Bay St. Joseph
Valentine Sing
There will be a gospel sing
and Valentine party Wednesday,
February 15 at 7:15 p.m. for resi-
dents and their families at Bay
St Joseph Care Center.
Several merchants have do-
nated gifts to be given away.
There will be special singing by
Beverly Pitts and a sing-a-long.
All resident families are urged
to attend.


"Take Me Out To The Ball Park .. "
Wewahitchka State Bank helped kick off the 1995 Port St. Joe Dixie Youth Baseball League season
with the first contribution of the year. Pictured. above is Glenn Davis, League President accepting a
sponsorship check from Tonya Nixon, Brainch Manager of Wewahitchka State Bank in Port St. Joe.
Looking on are other 1995 Officers of the League, Joey Tarantino, Vice-President, Traci Gaddis, Treas-
urer and Donna Haddock, Secretary. Officers not present for the presentation were Andy Tuten, Pur-
chasing Agent and Ronnie Robershaw, Player Agent.


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The St. Joseph Historical Society installed a new slate of officers last Thursday evening at their an-
nual meeting. Assuming duties for 1995 will be, shown from left: Betty McNeill, secretary; Wayne Pate,
installing-officer; Mary Gibson) vice president and Renee Shoaf, treasurer. Newly selected president
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. FEB. 9, 1995


g Important Project Free Red Cross
Grad Meeting Course Offered


Port St. Joe High School's Scieiince Fair 1st through 10th place Stacie Smith, Russell Russ and Quint Klingbeil (Third Place). Back
winners and those receiving honorable mention are pictured above. row,,from left: Ryan Caswell, Eddie Motley, Lee Cathey, Reese An-
-Front row, from left: Casey White, Ashley Brownell, Jennifer Gad- tley, Seth Campbell (Second Place), Adam Lee (First Place), Jimmy
dis, Mandy Phillips, Christy Gay, Lisa Hopper, Sheila Hightower, Kennedy, Matthew Roberson, Jeremy Dixon and Jason Shoaf.

Port St. Joe Hi h School Science Fair Winners


There will be a special Project
Graduation meeting on Friday,
February 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the
Media Center of Port St. Joe High
School.
The purpose of this meeting
is to turn in the money and num-
ber of tickets sold to the Paul
Cant BBQ., so that Paul can place '.
his order for the meat. All those
selling tickets are urged to attend
this brief meeting. or turn your.
money in before February 17 to
Johnny Linton or Catherine Col-
lier .. : ":

Thank You
We would like to thank every-
one for their many acts of kind-
ness during the ilness and loss of
our loved one.
The many calls, prayers.
food. flowers and other acts of
kindness were much appreciated.
A,special thank you to Rev. Dave
Fernandez and Rev. Jeff Sealf.
The Family of Bobby Plair "


The Gulf County Branch of
the American Red Cross is of-
fering at no cost, the course,
"Introduction To Disaster Ser-
vices", Thursday, February 16
from 6:30 p.m. until.9:30 p.m.,
C.S.T., at the Mexico Beach
Chamber of Commerce. This is
a prerequisite for courses to
follow.
For further information call,
648-4019 or 648-5126.

Quilting Show

The St. Andrew Bay Quilters'
Guild will proudly present its
tenth biennial quilt show at the
Junior Museum of Bay County.
The show will run from February
S11 th through the 26th.
For information on the
events, contact the Museum at
769-6128. or send a self-
addressed stamped envelope to
Quilt Show Chairman, Sandy
Sturgis, P. 0. Box 16225. Pana-
ina City, Florida 32406.


The Science Fair at Port St.
Joe High School was held dn Feb-
ruary 2nd and 3rd. On February
2nd, the projects were judged by
four judges from the St. Joe
Paper Mill.
The judges were Jeff Smith,
Jay Tomlin, Craig Thornburg,
and Kevin Knight. The projects
were on display that night from


5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and several
families took advantage of the op-
portunity to come out and see the
projects. On February 3rd the
projects were in display for all the
students at the school. There wasL
a total of 69 projects in the fair.
Project subjects ranged from
soaps and detergents to plants to
optical illusions. The high school


winners were as follows:
1st Place.,................... Adam Lee
2nd Place.........Seth Campbell
3rd Place........... Quint Klingbell
4th Place............. Jeremy Dixon
5th Place..i.............. Lee Cathey
6th Place.................. Reese Antley
7th Place................Lisa Hopper
8th Place..................tacie Smith
9th Place.............Jimmy Kennedy


Middle School Science Fair Winners
The Port St. Joe Middle School Science Fair was held in the science complex on February 2 and 3.
The winners were: First Place 8th grader, Tracey Fitzgerald, "Fish Scales"; Second Place 7th graders,
Erica Ailes and Alicia Christie, "Which Shape Substrate Collects More"; Third Place Seventh graders,
Lacey Johnson and Julie Lanford, "Water Treatment"; and Fourth place Eighth grader, Jerry Martin,
"How Magnets Work".
These students qualify to go to the Regional Science Fair at Chipola College in Marianna on March
.2 and 3. Congratulations and Good Luck!
Shown from left are: Julie, Lacey, Erica, Tracey, Alicia and Jerry. /


10th Place........... Mandy Phillips
Honorable Mention: Eddie'
Motley, Matthew Roberson, Ash-
ley Brownell, Jason Shoaf, Ryan
Caswell, Casey White, Jennifer
Gaddis, Russell Russ, Christy
Gay and Sheila Hightower.
Congratulations to all of the
students that entered the Science
Fair and the 'staff recognizes all
the time and hard work that was
put into doing their projects.
Thanks is given to St. Joe.
Paper Company for providing free
* backboards for all the students
that put projects in the fair.
The Science Fair Director
John Rainwater would like to also
give a special thanks to the many
teachers who have been helping
'the students in their 'research
and writing of their' science fair.
papers.
The school will be taking ten
students to the Regional Science
Fair to be held at Chipola Junior
College in Marianna on March
2nd and 3rd. We wish them good
luck at this next competition.

Children's
Safety Program
The Mexico Beach Police De-
partment is hosting a children's
program concerning "The Danger
i of Meeting Strangers", to be pre-
sented by Panama City Police De-
partmnht Corporal Doug Basten-"
dorf. "'The program will feature a
puppet show and video to those
in attendance.
It will be held at the Mexico
Beach Chamber Building on
North 31st Street on Wednesday,
February 15 from 5:00 p.m. until
6:00 p.m., C.S.T.
All parents are urged to bring
their children and watch with
them. There will be something for
everyone to learn.


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w a: PortSt. Joe Elementary Winners
Shown above are the top finishers in the '95 Science Fair held at Port St. Joe Elementary School
last week. They were, from left: Amber Davis, Jennifer Craig, Amber Daniels, Matt Caswell, Tanya Var-
num and Ben Ashcraft.,


Juvenile Justice
Council Meeting
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting
Friday,, February 10 in the Port
St. Joe High School Student Ac-
tivities Room at 11i45 a.m.
Robin Hatcher, Alternative
Sanctions Coordinator for the
14th Judicial Circuit will be ad-
dressing the council on her role
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and programs for adjudicated
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Gulf County. Lunch may be pur-
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SLady Sharks Win 1 Lose 1


,Lady Sharks Win 1 Lose 1


PSJ 60, Jefferson Co. 52
The fourth quarter was the
winning sutge for the Lady
Sharks (9-12) as they outscored
the Tigers (13-7) 19-7 in the final
stanza Monday night.
Charron Addison.led all scor-
ing with 34 points for the Sharks.
followed by Stephanie Maxwell's
20. Addison with nine and Max-
well with 10 were the scoring duo
for the Sharks in the fourth quar-
ter as they combined for 19
points.
Nikki Crok had 19 points,
Chicla Barrington 14 and Dot
Williams 11 for Jefferson County.
Jefferson Co. (52)-Williams
3 5-9 11, Crok 7 2-6 19, Parish 3
0-0 6, Barringtoh 7 0-0 14, Ho-
ward 1 0-0 2, Scott 0 0-0 0. To-
tals 21 7-15 42.
Port St. Joe (60)-Addison
13 6-12 34, Maxwell 8 4-7 20, M.
Wood 1.2-6 4, McNeal 1 0-0 2, C.
Wood 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 12-27
60.
Score by quarters:
Jefferson Co. 12 16 17 7-52
PSJ 7 16 18 19-60
3-point goals: Jefferson Co. 3
.(Crok 3), PSJ 2 (Addison 2). Total
fouls: Jefferson 21, PSJ 16. Fouled
out: Jefferson (Williams. Scott)
Rutherford 41, PSJ 30
Last Friday the Lady Sharks'
blew a 10-point third quarter lead
and, managed to score only one
point in the fourth quarter as the
Lady Rams scored 21 in the final
stanza.
Stephanie Maxwell paced the
Sharks (8-12) with 12 points, fol-
lowed by Charron Addison's 11.
Kamilah Lawson led the,
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Rutherford (41)-Armstead 2
2-5 6, Turner 1 4-6 6, Tomasik 1
1-2 3,. Lawson 5 2-10 12, Pitts 1
2-4 4, Williams 2 0-0 4. Ham-
mond 3 0-0 6. Totals 15 11-27
41.
PSJ (30)-M. Woods 1 0-0 2,
C;. Woods 0 1-2 1, Addison 4 1-3
11, Fields 2 0-0 4, Maxwell 4 4-4-
12. Totals 11 6-9 30.
Score by quarters:
Rutherford 5 6 8 21-41
PSJ 17 7 5 1-30
3-point goals: PSJ 2 (Addison
2); total fouls: Rutherford 8, PSJ
18; fouled out, Maxwell. Techni-
cal fouls, none.
DISTRICT TOURNAMENT
The Lady Sharks will host the
District tournament Friday eve-
ning with a single game against
Havana at. 7:00 to decide the
championship.


Lady Gators

Beat Sneads
Wewahitchka 43, Sneads 37
The Lady Gators finished 8-1
in their district and an overall
record of 13-9 as they defeated
the Lady Pirates 43-37 Monday
evening.
Diana Taunton paced the Ga-
tors with 10 points.
Wewahitchka will host their
district tournament beginning
Thursday when Apalachicola
plays Carrabelle at 6 p.m. The
winner faces Wewahitchka at 6
p.m. Friday. All times central.
Sneads (37)--McNeely 5 1-1
11, Shealy 0 9-13 9, Barnes 1 1-4
3, Wilson 1 2-6 4, Pennywell 2 2-
2 6. Harvye 2 0-04. Totals 11 15-
2637.
Wewahitchka (43)-Taunton
5 0-0 10, Davis 4 0-0 8. K. Jones
3 0-0 6, Jackson 1 0-0 2, Grey 2
0-0 4, A. Jones 3 0-2 6. Atkins 2
0-0 4, Dletz 0 3-4 3. Totals 20 3-6
43.'
Score by quarters: 2
Sneads 5 -8 520-37
Wewa 16 6 12 9-43
3-point goals: none. Total,
fouls: Sneads 10, Wewahitchka
23. Fouled out: none.


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Sharks Win 3 More


PSJ 88, Havana 75
Port St. Joe handily defeated
district rival Havana 88-75, Fri-,
day night on the Gladiators, home'
court. Des Baxter and Chad
Quinn each pumped 22 points
through the' nets to lead the,
Sharks. Jermalne Larry added 18
points for Port St. Joe.
Willie Gaines scored a team
high 18 points for Havana (10-7).
Port St. Joe (88)-Baxter,
25, Quinn 22, Larry 18, Jenkins
7, Byrd 5, M. Larry 4, Bryant 3,
Adkison 2, Crosby 2.
Havana (75)--Gaines 18,
Maynor 13, Smith 10, F. Williams
9, Lamb 8, D. Kelly 7, Byrd 3,"
Hall 2, Brundage 2, D. Williams
2, J. Kelly 2.
Halftime-Port 'St. Joe 38,
Havana 32.
PSJ 86, Apalachicola 73
Saturday night, for the sec-
ond time this season Port St. Joem
ranked.No. 2 In Class 3A, defeat-
ed Apalachicola. ranked 10th in,
2A. Chad Quinn and Des Baxter
led the St. Joe Sharks with 19
points each.
Leading by only three at half-
time Port St. Joe, 24-2, pulled


Gators


Win Big
Wewa 76, Greensboro 53
The Gators avenged an earlier
season loss to Greensboro Tues-
day night downing the Bulldogs
76-53. Wewahitchka outscored
Greensboro 44-28 in the first
half, collaring the 'Dogs early in
the contest.
Andrew Williams led the Ga-
tors with 27 points and Luke
Taunton added 15 and Guss
Russ 10.
They will travel to Liberty
County Friday.
(GREENSBORO 53) ',Oilcrease 5 1-2
11, Crhistian 3 0-0 8, Vickers 1
1-2 3, McSwain 3 6-0 6, Shorter
4 0-0 8, Lee 3 1-2 8, Tillman 3
3-4 10. Teals 22 6-10 53.
WEWA (76)-Owens 2 3-4 7, Williams
12 3-4 27. C. Jackson 0 4-8 4, Madris
3 0-0 7. J. Jackson 1 0-0 2, Russ 4 0-
0 10, Taunton 6 0-0 15. Miney 1 2-2
4, Totals 29 12-18 76.
Score by Quarters:
Greensboro 15 13 9 16-53
Wewa 25 19 13 19-76

Last Day to Sign

Up for Dixie Youth
P. S. J. Dixie Youth Baseball
League will end its registration
Saturday, February 11th. The.
registration will be. from 10:0,0
a.m. until 3:00 p.m., E.S.T., in
the meeting room of the Port St.
Joe Fire Station.
The league is open to all chil-
dren meeting the required age
limits, (must be 5 before August 1.
1995; must not be 13 before Au-
gust 1, 1995).
The registration fee Is $20 per
player for T-Ball (ages 5-7) and
$30 for Minor/Major League (ages
8-12). Second and additional MI-
nor/Major League registrants in a
family are signed at a rate of $25
each; no additional player dis-
count 'is given in the T-Ball
League.


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Spread the wordil Spread the
wordll On Saturday, February
llth from 10:00 a.m., E.S.T., un-
til ???, the Post men and the La-
dies,, Auxiliary will hold a bake
sale and barbecue chicken dinner
sale. *
The event will he held at the
park next to the First Union Bank
in Port St. Joe. The barbecue din-
ners will consist of 1/2 chicken,
beans, cole slaw and a roll for a
donation of $5.00. The Ladles
Auxiliary will be selling a variety;
of cakes, cookies, etc. Their pric-
es will vary. '
Persons are welcome to call
ahead for free local delivery.
Remember to tell, all your:
friends about this event and take
advantage of it yourself as well.
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away In a defensive second half in
front of a packed coliseum.
Mario Larry hit nine out of 10
free throw attempts .as he and
John Bryant added 11 points
each for St. Joe.
William Cargill was the high
scorer of the evening for Apalachi-
cola bucketing 21 points, followed


by Marvin with 16 and Jerome
Kellogg 12. The loss put Apalachi-
cola at 10-7 on the season.
Apalachicola (73)-Croom 5
5-5 16, Kellogg 4 4-4 12, Man-
ning 1 1-2 3, Cargill 7 1-2 21,
Milliner 2 0-0 4, Evans 2 3-5 9,
Miller' 1 2-4 4, Sanders 2 0-4 4.
Totals 24 17-27 73.


Chad Quinn dunks the ball for the Sharks Tuesday evening.
Doyle Crosby at right shoots the winning free throw of the game.


Girl's Softball
Registration
Registration for girls softball
will be held at the Athletic House
on Saturday, 'February 11 and'
Saturday, February 18 during
their regular business hours.
Girls who will be ages 5
through 14, before September 1
of this year, are eligible to regis-
ter. To register each girl must
come with a parent or guardian
and pay the fee of $25.
For further information ,con-
tact Sherry 'McDowell at 647-
5942 or Margaret Ellmer at 227-,
7280..

Citizens Group
A group of Gulf County resi-
dents, led by Jeff Wroten, Julian
Hunter and Bill Stitt are attempt-
ing to form a concerned citizens
organization within Gulf County.
Their first meeting will. be
Thursday evening, Feb. 9 at 7:30
p.m. in the Gulf County Public Li-
brary, located adjacent to the
courthouse.,
The group's purpose accord-
ing to Stitt is "to wake up the av-
erage American by trying to form
Sa concerned citizens group to find
out what's going on in govern-
ment on the local, state and fed-
eral level, and how to change IL"

Workshop Today
On Thursday, February 9 at
7:00 p.m. there will be a financial
aid workshop In the Media Center
at Port St. Joe High School. The
purpose of the workshop is to as-
sist parents and students in com-
pleting their financial aid forms
and to answer any question con-
cerning financial aid.
The workshop will be con-
ducted by Dan Smith, Financial
Aid Officer from Gulf Coast Com-
munity College. Parents attending
the workshop will earn five (5)
Gulf County 'Scholarship points
for their child.


PSJ (86)-J. Larry 3 0-0 8.
M. Larry I 9-10 11. Jenkins 2 3-4
8, Byrd 1 0-0 3, Quinn 7 5-7 19, '
C. Williams 0 1-2 1. Baxter 6 5-9
19, Bryant 42-4 11, Crosby 1 0-2
2, R. Williams 1 2-4 4. Totals 26
27-42 86.
Score by quarters:
Apalachicola 26 26 10 11-73
PSJ 25 30 16 15-86
3-point goals: Apalachicola 6
(Cargill 3. Evans 2, Croom 1:; PSJ 7
(J. Larry 2. Ba.dfer 2. Bryant I. Byrd
1; Jenkins 1); total fouls: Apalachico-
la 30, PSJ 24; Fouled out: Apalachico-
la (Cargill.: Evans, Miller, Sanders);
Technical fouls: none.
PSJ 52, BAY 51
Despite playing one of their
worst games of the season the
Sharks managed to pull out a
one-point victory over Bay High
Tuesday evening.
The game was close through-
out with the Sharks having a five
point advantage earlier. Bay (14-
8) surged ahead to take a eight
point lead with only four minutes
left. St. Joe used their quickness


and pressure defense to force Bay
turnovers to get back into the of-
fensive game.
Doyle Crosby was fouled on a
Bay High rebound shot and hit
the first shot on a one-and-one
situation to put the Sharks ahead
with only one second on the
clock. Coach Eppinette called"
time-out to tell Crosby to miss
the second shotP assuring that
Bay would have, to throw the
length of the court to get a shot.
Des Baxter lead the Sharks
with 23 points with Chad Quinn
adding 12.
Bay (51) -Beezhold 1 0-0 2, Cropper
2 7-8 11,.Brown 75-5 20, Stewart 4
0-1 8, Leonard 1 0-0 2, Hills 2 4-4 8.
Totals 17 16-1851.
PORT ST. JOE (52) J. Lany 1 0-0 3,
M. Larry 1 1-2 3, Quinn 4 4-4 12,
Baxter 9 4-5 23, Bryant 1 0-0 2, Cros-
',by 2 3-6 7, Williams 1 0-2 2. Totals
19 12-19 52.
Score by Quarters:
Bay High 1511 13 12-51
PSJ 17 8 14 13-52
UPCOMING GAMES
The Sharks will conclude
their regular season this week-
end. They will host Blountstown
Thursday evening for their final
home game. Saturday night they
will travel to Quincy Shanks.
DISTRICT TOURNAMENT
The District 3A tournament
will begin Monday at Blountstown
with Havana and Blountstown
playing. Tuesday night the
Sharks will play the winner for
the district championship. Times:
have not been announced yet for
the tournament.

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George Core Examines Gulf County's "Roots" for Rotary Club


Andrew Jackson First
The following is a copy of a re-
port given by George Core at the
Rotary Club recently. It Is a syn-
oposis of the history of Gulf
County from the time of the first
claims by the Spanish up until the
creation of the present boundaries
in 1925. He will conclude the re-
port on Thursday
by George Core
Let's take a look at our family
tree and see where Gulf County
comes from. As we know, all of
the Americas were claimed by In-
dians many years before Colum-
bus arrived in 1492. For the next
number of years 13 English Colo-
nies were established in the
Northwest part' f North America.
In 1513 Jittn Ponce de Leon
landed near Jadksonville and pro-
claimed, "This land now belongs
to Spain by virtue of my discovery
and I give it the name of Florida.
The territory he was now claiming
included all of the land from
where he landed on' the Atlantic
Ocean to the Mississippi River.
In 1763, Great Britain took
control of the territory that is now
Florida and divided it into two
parts, called East Florida and
West Florida. This division was
made October 7, 1763. Our part
was West Florida.
Twenty years later, in 1783,
East and West Florida were re-
ceded to Spain;
Next, Spain gives East and
West Florida to the United States
by a treaty of cession dated Feb.
22, 1819, and ratified Feb. 19,
1821. The United States was 45
years old at this point in time.
The reading of this treaty begins
like this, "His Catholic Majesty,
cedes to the United States, in full
property and sovereignty, all the
territories which belongs to him
situated to the eastward of the
Mississippi, known by the name'
of East and West Florida," etc. By
this treaty East and West Florida
became a territory of the United
States, but not a state.
On March 3, 1821. the U.S.
Congress instructed President
James Monroe to appoint a com-
missioner to govern East and
West Florida.
JACKSON NAMED GOVERNOR'
President Monroe appointed,
Major General Andrew Jackson
on March .10, 1821, to be the
Commissioner of all territory ced-
ed by Spain, and also appointed
him to be Governor of East and
West Florida.
One of the first things to be
done for East and West Florida
was to establish counties to gov-"
ern and provide for the people.
Therefore, by an: ordinance divid-
ing the Floridas into two counties


Governor of Territory;
by Governor Andrew Jackson, he
created Escambia and St. Johns
County, with Escambia County's
boundary line being the Perdido
River on the west (which is the Al-
abama-Florida line) and the Su-
wanee River on the east. The rest
of Florida being St. Johns
County. This ordinance was dat-
ed-Pensacola, July 21, 1821,
and signed by Andrew Jackson in
St. Augustine, Aug. 20, 1821.
Now, we are a part of Escam-
bia County. The first census was
made in 1830 and at that time
there were 2,518 people living in
the county. The total population
of Florida in 1830 was 34,730.
A territorial act of August 12,
1822, provided the territory shall
be divided into four counties-
two in West Florida and two in
East Florida. This act created
:Jackson County as a part of West
Florida, so this puts us in Jack-
son County. First we were a part
of Escambia and now, we are in
Jackson County.
CONSTITUTION CONVENTION'
About.this time the people of
East and West Florida were plan-
ning for both Floridas to become
a state of the Union. 'Our part of,
Jackson County played a major
role in the birth 'of the State of
Florida, as we all know, on Dec.
3, ,1838, the First Constitution
Convention was held in St. Jo-
seph-now Port St. Joe. Six years
later, Florida was admitted to the
United States of America as a
state, on January 27, 1845.
The State Legislature was giv-
en iauthbrity to create, new
counties and 7 on January 26,
1838. Calhoun County was creat-
ed out of Jackson County and in
another 87 years, on June 6,
1925, our part of Calhoun
County became Gulf County, the
66th county of Florida.
In 1830, Jackson County had
a population of 3,907. In 1840.
Calhoun County had 1.142 popu-
latlon.
GULF FORMED IN-1925
At this point in time, June 6,
1925, we have our own county,
so now- a county government
must be set into action. The first
thing Is to get some county offi-
cials and then a courthouse. This
is a long and interesting story.
Time does, however, let me tell
you how we got started.
Two men, both from our part
of Calhoun County, Theo D. Le-
vins, State Representative from
Calhoun County and Riley McDa-
niel, the State Senator (both lived
in Wewahitchka) were the ones to
introduce the bill in the House
and Senate of the Florida Legisla- ,
ture to create Gulf County by tak-


C. G. Costin, Sr. Only Living Member of Committee Named to Create Gulf


ing the southern part of Calhoun
County.
The Governor had to appoint
the first county officials, so he
called Mr. .Levins and Mr. McDa-
niel into .his office and asked
them, "Who do you want me to
appoint?"
Now, take a look at the ap-
pointments:
FIRST COUNTY OFFICIALS
County Judge (E. Clay Lewis),
the only lawyer; Sheriff, W. J.
McDaniel (from Wewa); Clerk of
the Court, Joe Huhter (from
Wewa); Tax Assessor, G. W. Hin-
sey (from Wewa); Tax .Collector,
Theo D. Levins, (from Wewa); Su-
perintendent of Public Instruc-
tion, B. W. Spear (from Wewa);
and Supervisor of Elections, J. A.'
Whitfield (from Wewa).
From several sources of infor-
mation, but none of it in writing,'
the first county officials were to
have been divided between Wewa-
hitchka and Port St. Joe.
When the people of Port St.
Joe learned of the appointments,
they contacted the Representative
and Senator to find out why no
one from Port St. Joe was ap-
pointed by the Governor. The an-
swer was something like this, '"We
had several names of Port St. Joe
people on our list to recommend
,to the Governor, but we ran out
of positions before we got down to
them."
There Is only one person liv-
ing today who had a part in the
planning for the creation of Gulf
"County. Who do you think this
person is? Cecil G. Cobstin, Sr.
Some of the others that worked
on the committee from Port St.
'Joe were: J. T. McNeill, Max Kl-
bourn. A. M. Jones. T. H. Stone,
C. C. Williams, Nick Comforter,
W. E. Murdock and 0. L. Roberts.
Here is a question. Why was
Calhoun County divided? Did the
people in the north end of the
county support the division?
DIVISION APPARENT
SURPRISE TO CALHOUN CO.
I have searched the records of
Calhoun County from 1922 to
1926 and I find nothing in the of-
ficial minutes that mentions any-
thing about a division' of the
county until six days after Gulf


County was created on June 12,
1925. On that date this is record-
ed in the minutes: "It is ordered
that all personal property located
in that part of Calhoun County
below what is known as the divi-
sion line between' Calhoun and
the new proposed :county of
Gulf-meaning all road machin-
ery, mules, convicts, and other
equipment that belongs to the
County Convict Camp located
W-est of Wewahitchka, be moved
to Blountstown."- .
This statement comingg six
days after Gulf County was creat-
ed makes one believe that the
County Commissioners were not
sure .about losing half of their
county. They did know that the
people in Wewahitchka and Port
SL Joe wanted a county of their
own.
I told you that Calhoun
County's population in 1840 was'
1,142.
There was no census count,
as to the people living in the new
Gulf County because a census
would not be made until 1930.
Back in those early years, the
law required the tax roll to show
how many adults (over 21 years
0old) were living in the county.
,Why this requirement? Have you
forgotten the "poll tax", when it
costs $1.00 per person to vote.


The first tax roll is quite in-
teresting.
1926 Tax Roll Gulf County
Adults over 21, 731; horses /
mules 229; goats 219; hogs 502;
range cattle 1,407; milk cows
120, automobiles 293, Taxes paid
- state $1,465.13; county -
$8,843.54; special road tax -
$586.01; school tax, $1,903.84;
tax to pay off bond issue
$1,279.42 for a total of


$14,377.94; plus poll tax on 731
adults, $731.00; for a grand total
of $14,108.94.. 349,232 .acres of
land on tax roll with an assessed
value of $11,620.76.
We will stop this part of the
history of our county at this
point. There is much more t6 our
beginning. It is all very interest-
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. FEB. 9, 1995


W. R. Rabon
William Robert Rabon, 79, a
long time resident of Highland
View, passed away Tuesday night
in Bay Medical Center following a
brief illness. He was a retired
commercial fisherman.
Survivors include four daugh-
ters, Marilyn McClain of Apalach-
icola, Alice Lee of Miami, Betty
Ruth Rabon of Texas, and Annece
Lewis of Highland View; two sons,
Jimmy Rabon of Panama City,
,and David Rabon of Tallahassee;
25 grandchildren; 24 great-
grandchildren; and many other
relatives and friends.
The funeral service was held
at 2:00 p.m., E.S.T., Saturday at
the Highland View Church of
God, conducted by Dr. Clifton El-
more. Interment followed in the
family plot in Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home.

L L Cunningham
Larry Lee Cunningham, 43,
of Wewahitchka, went home to be
with the Lord on Thursday, Feb-
ruary 1, due to a lengthy illness.
Born in Tampa, he was a lifelong
resident of Wewahitchka and was


a member of the Lighthouse
Church.
Survivors include three sons,
Brandon Cunningham of New
Mexico, Preston Cunningham of
San Diego, California, and Anson
Cunningham of Demopolis, Ala-
bama; his mother Helen Cun-
ningham; his sister, Faye Weeks',
four brothers, Kenneth Cunning-
ham, Lonney Cunningham, Ron-
ney Cunningham, and Mark Cun-
ningham; his grandmother, A. D.
Signor; and one uncle, Albert Sig-
nor, all of Wewahitchka.
Graveside funeral services
were held at 2:30 p.m., C.S.T.,
Sunday at Jehu Cemetery, con-
ducted by Rev. T. L Moon. Inter-
ment followed.
All services were under the
direction .of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.

Mary E. Johnson
Mary E. Johnson (Tommie),
83, of Tallahassee died Thursday,
January 26.
Services were held at 11:00
a.m. on Saturday, January 28 at
Culley's Meadow Wood Riggins
Road Chapel in Tallahassee with
burial at Pine. Park Baptist


FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
-- 2420 Long Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
904-229-6886'
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School......................10 a.m.
Morning W orship................................. ..... 11 a.m.*
Sunday Evening ................. .......................6 p.m .
Wednesday Evening .............................. p.m.


mr


Worship 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm,
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .... 7:00 pm
'Buddy Caswell
Minister of Music & Youth -


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A We Want You To Be
Part of the Friendly Place :
BIBLE STUDY. ..........9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP........... 7:00 pnm
MORNING WORSHIP ............ 11.00a.m. WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m
CHURCH TRAINING ...................5:45 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue
CHRIS CRIBBS MARK JONES
Interim Pastor Minister of Music


J First. United MetfiodistCliurci-
A '" 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 Andersoh, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Frlday, 9am 12 noon CT


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THEUNITED METHODISTCHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School......... 9:45 a.m. Evening Worship .........7:30 p.m.
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Choir Practice
Methodist Youth Wednesday.............. 7:30 p.m.
Fellowship.........5:00 p.m.
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Charlotte Henderson
PASTOR YOUTH/ CHOIR DIRECTOR






Full Gospel Fellowship
PETE WANCHIK,, PASTOR
Office: 227-2033 103 Garrison Avenue Home: 229-9033
Sunday ..................................................................... 10:00 a.m .'
Tuesday Home Fellowship.........................................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Bible Study.................... ......................7:00 p.m.


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


\ orslip:
11 a.m. Sunday)
,"Nursery


Minister: Tom Skipper .*229-8310 ,
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


Gary Smith
Pastor


Church in Pine Park, Georgia.
A native of Headland, Ala-
bama, and long-time resident of ,
Tallahassee, she was a member pof
John Wesley United Methodist',
Church.
She is survived by a daughter
and son-in-law, June P. and Rob-.
ert E. Bellows of Gulf Breeze;
grandson, R. Steven Bellows of
Pensacola; a sister-in-law, Mary,
Fuller DaughLry of, Port St J.oe; ,.
two nephews, James H. Fuller of
Mobile and Maurice E. Fuller of
Tallahassee; one, niece, Sara- C.
Williams of Williamsburg, Virgin-...
ta. Tommie was the sister of the.
late J. L. (Red) Fuller.


Jessie J. lark, Jr.
Jessie James Clark. Jr.,
passed away recently. Funeral
services were held February 2 at
St. Johns Baptist, Church in Tam-
pa. He was the son of the late Mr.
Jessie James Clark and Mrs.:
Louisa Clark. He was born in
Gordon, Alabama on January 12,
1921.
Mr. James resided in the
Tampa Bay area most of his life,
moving there from Quincy. He
was a veteran of the Korean War,
having served honorably in the
United States Army.
He is survived by 7 children,
Lewis Clark, Freddie Clark, Larry
SClark,, Christopher Clark. Leo:a,-
nard Clark (wife Dot). ,Waynette
Duncan, and Valerie Johnson;
brother and sisters, L. C. Clark.
(wife Edith), Annie Taylor, Rosa
Robertson, Lola Russ (husband.
Thaddus) arid Mattle Gammon,
(husband Coley); 12 grandchil-
drern 15 nieces; 7 nephews; and-
a host of other sorrowing relatives
and friends.

1


Free Tax-Aide
The, TIax-Ide, Program is now
'. i'ft swing. This p'r6gram is
sponsored by AARP and IRS an d
'is a free' serv ce' available to Ill'
low and moderate income individ-
uals over the age of 60. The coun-"
Selors are all experienced tax pre-
parers and have finished a 32-x
hour refresher course along with
being tested in their knowledge of
tax law and tax forms.
The counselors will be availa-
ble at the Port St. Joe. Library on
each Monday from 1:30 until
5:30 p.m., E.S.T., and on each
Tuesday at the Mexico Beach Fire
Station from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00
p.m., C.S.T. Shut-in service is
also, available for those unable to
c, ome. to the sites.
For further information or an-
swersa to your questions, please
call Martha Rommes at (904 648-.
8418.


Many Thanks
We would like to thank every-
one for the many acts of kindness
shown towards us during there-
cent loss of our home., .
W We offer a special thanks to
the Port St. Joe Police Depart-
ment, the Port -St. Joe, Highland
View, and St. Joe Beach Fire De-'
partments who worked so quickly
and efficiently to contain the fire.
We will always be grateful to
John and Linda Wright for not
hesitating to help, and to all our
family, friends, and neighbors
who comforted us that night and
all the following days. I ,
We have been reminded again
and again just how fortunate we
are to live in such a loving and
supportive community as Port St.
Joe.
Please continue to remember
us in your prayers as we begin
the clean up and rebuilding of
our home. .
Martin and Janice Adkison
Clay, Brooks and Mason


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: toes' where. possible., Avoid table
,a.stock potato asvplanting, stock; as ',;,
you may gel a poor varietyor-one ,
* that will rinot sprout.
Each seed piece should be
cut into a two-ounce size .and
should have two or more eyes.
The cut seed piece could be dust-
ed with a fungicide such as cap-
tan to, prevent seed piece decay.
Fall planting is not advisable.'
For planting, it Is best to first
make a raised bed about 6 inches
high and 1-2 feet wide. If several
rows are to be planted, space
these rows,36-42 inches apart in
the garden. Then open a seed fur-
Srow 3-4 inches deep down the
center of the row. Place the seed -
pieces into the furrow at 8-12
inch intervals. Cover and water
the freshly planted rows. When
preparing the bed, make sure you
have used liberal amounts of fer-'
tilizer-- quart of 10-10-10 ferti-
lizer per 50 feet of row space.
Sidedress. potatoes twice, three
weeks apart with one pound of
10-10-10 per 50 feet of row
space. .
Many gardeners are sur-
prised to see small green, tomato-
like fruits forming on the tops of
potato plants at certain times of
the year. These fruits are not the
result of crossing of potatoes with
tomatoes, but are the natural
fruits of the potato plant. Dig
your potatoes in May before the
summer rains begin.
Varieties recommended for
North Florida are the round "
whites -such as Atlantic, Sebago,.
and Superior, and the round reds .
like Red LaSoda and Red Pontiac.
Do- not' plant the long baking
types as they grow poorly.
For more detailed information
on growing' Irish potatoes, please
call your Cooperative Extension
Office or local garden center.


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Concerned
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A group of Gulf County resi-
dents, led byJeff Wi6ten, Julian
Hunter and Bill Sttt are attempt-
ing to form a, concerned citizens
organization within Gulf County.
Their first meeting will be
Thursday evening, Feb. 9 at 7:30
p.m. in the GulfrCounty Public Li-
brary, located adjacent to the
courthouse.
The group's purpose .accord-
ing to Stitt is "to wake up the, av-.
erage American by trying to form,
a concerned citizens group to find
out what's going -on -in govern-
ment on. -the local, state and jfed-
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Purchase

Certified

Seeds for

Potatoes

By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
The Irish potato Is 'a good
choice for most Florida gardens.
When planted in the late winter
or early spring (February March
10), 100 pounds of seed should
produce 10 bushels or more of
potatoes. Use certified seed pota-


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Feb. 26th....."How to be joyful when life is
turned upside down." -r
March 5th....."How to, experience joy everyday."
March 12th..."Understanding God's purpose for
your life and enjoying it."
March 19th..."Stop worrying and enjoy life!"


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Rev. Marty Martin, Pastor
Phone: 229-9254
Presently meeting in the,First Union
Bank Bldg. ,Monument Ave.
Sunday Worship: 10:00am and 6:00pm
Call for mes of other services


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET. PORT ST JOE
SSunday School 9:45 ai


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


f fellowship hall.
iVlnisterial All members, are. encouraged
Assoc. Meeting .0 .to te d
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New Life Christian Center Church.

Six Street (Union Hall Building)
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Johnny Jenkins, Jr. Pastor
:Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.
(1st and 3rd Sunday Nights)-
Wednesday Night Bible Study ------------------------------------7:00 p.m.
"'We Are Covenant People'


SHighland View

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

Sunday School ........................ ................... 10 a.m.
Morning W orship ................. .......11 a.m.
Evening W orship......................................................................6 p.m .



SSt. Yoe Assembly of Qo
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,.......... 7:00 pm
Jeff Scalf
Pastor
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THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
[1 -7:30 and1 1:00 a.m .(ED)
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ST. JOHN'S *WEWAHITCHKA
8:00a.m.(CD

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Paslor



FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MEXICO BEACH
S 823 N. 15th Street
648-5776

Sun. Bible Study (all ages)................9:00 CST
Morning Worship.............................. 10:00 CST
Evening Worship............... 6:30 CST
Wed. Bible Study (all ages)................6:30 CST
Rev. Tommy Doss, Pastor.

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L Chapel Lane Overstreet Phone 648-8144
Bro. Harold J. McClelland, Jr., W.L. Tremain,
Pastor Pastor Emeritus
Sunday School............................................... 10:00 a.m
Sunday Worship.. ........................ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening .................... .................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ................................7:00 p.m.


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SJ '50 CHURCH
S508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
4L ,i SUNDAY WORSHIP............................ 10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL................................ 11 a.m.
: S '.' *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
SNursery Available
The Rev. Joseph. Eckstine, Pastor



I ow to be Joyful


Do the problems of everyday life rob your joy? Does it
seem like those around you are seldom really happy? Are
you thinking, "1.just wish I could experience -genuine joy in
my life?" Then it's time to join us'for an exciting time of
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Experimental Plan;


Education Voucher
There's an outside chance Florida may experience with a voucher
plan this yea that' would 'allow public school students to take their tax
'money to the private or' religious school of their choice, thus creating
some competition in education and hopefully a long-needed improvement
in training young people for a better life and good jobs.
Education Commissioner Frank Brogan as well as Gov. Lawton
Chiles seem to be willing to give the ideas of tax vouchers and charter
schools (those operated by private companies under contract to a local
school board) a trial in counties that request them.
Both say the plans could be tried in pilot programs under the local
-control management concept that is becoming popular nationwide as
well as in Florida.
The controversial voucher plan in particular played a part in the
Florida election in which Chiles barely won over Jeb Bush, a Republican
who'd never held an elected public office. Bush was for the voucher plan.
Chiles was against it.
Although liberal Democrats and the big education lobby vehemently
portrayed Bush's support as' a favor for the rich to get the state to pay for
their kid's education, the fact is, Bush. proposed that the plan first be.
tried as a pilot program in intercity and poor rural school districts where
education performance has historically been low.
It's regrettable that the first proposals for voucher plans are expected
from state lawmakers' counties where there are some lingering'fights on
court-ordered desegregation plans which include extensive busing.
The voucher or charter school proposals are really not about desegre-
gation. Children of all races and economic classes need to get a better ed-
ucation than the system now gives them and many politicians, both
Democrats and Republicans, are beginning to realize it.'
Hypocrisy abounds In the public versus private school issue. Politi-
cians don't mind telling middle-class working people they have to pay for
public schools first, then if they like and can..afford it, they can send
their own children to private schools.
The trouble is that politicians both on the state and national scene
and a lot of pious liberal news media people send their own children to
private schools because they can afford it and feel their kids will get a
better education'there. Well, I can tell you there are a great many fami-
lies in Florida who can't afford to do both and it's grossly unfair to them
not to have the option.
S Another issue is that perhaps private schools will be so fearful of gov-
ernment control, they might not want students with tax vouchers or will
want to select the ones they accept. Florida doesn't need a system in
which public schools become the dumping grounds for students,private
schools don't want
But those issues and others can be worked out. The GI Bill after
World War II educated a generation of veterans, using tax vouchers to
them for almost every type of school'imaginable. It can be done. Let the
experiments begin.
BELTWAY NOTES: An encouraging development is Gerald Gee going
back to work at Florida A & M University two days earlier than was called
* for under his suspension. Gee used the term "nigger mentality" in his
.public relations class last year, was first fired by FAMU president, Frede-
rick Humphries, then was restored to his post by the Board of Regents
but suspended for two weeks without pay by Humphries. The best part of
the news Is that Humphries has agreed to take no further actions against
Gee for his statement in the classroom. Maybe Gee will now drop his fed-
eral suit against FAMU on charges his free speech and due process rights
were violated. He should.
Guess who knew House Speaker Peter Wallace, liberal Democrat of St.
Petersburg, has 'hired as a legislative analyst for the House Judiciary
Committee after he cut 17 House employees in a restructuring move just
before Christmas? Why Kent Wetherell, of course, an A student at Florida
State University, and oh yes, son of former House Speaker T.K. Wetherell
and Virginia Wetherell, secretary of the Department of Environmental
Protection. T.K. Wetherell; encouraged by Gov. Lawton Chiles' re-election,
is president and lobbyist of Independent Colleges and Universities of
Florida. Rep. Kelley Smith, D-Palatka. said after Wallace fired die 'old
House employees that-he suspected Wallace wanted- to get rid of the old-
timers to fill the places with people of his choice...Bill Waddell, the key
Department of Transportation official who helped gain state approval for-
a toll bridge connecting Milton and Gulf Breeze, will retire Feb. 10 to
work for the bridge's project manager, Figg Engineering Group of Talla-
hassee. A state law prohibits high-ranking state officials from lobbying
their old agencies for two years after they resign, but it doesn't apply to
Waddell because he was grandfathered in before the law was passed in
1989.

Capital News Round-Up
Leon Ciicuit Judge Ralph Smith ruled the courts do not have consti-
tutional authority to order more educational spending demanded in a
lawsuit flied against the Florida Legislature by 45 school districts.
The ruling set the stage for a quick appeal directly to the Florida Su-
preme Court. Both sides agreed not to argue the case in the First District
Court of Appeal, but request it be sent to the state high court. A ruling
could be made before the Legislature convenes in regular session March
7.
"In order' to grant the requested relief," Smith wrote in his ruling,
"the court would have to usurp or intrude upon the appropriation power
which the Florida Constitution reserves exclusively to the Legislature and
specifically excludes from the judicial branch."
The coalition that filed the lawsuit-including 45 school boards and
24 public school students and parents-wanted Smith to rule that the
Legislature has failed to appropriate enough money to provide"adequate
education for Florida's school children.
Attorney Claude Tison, of Tampa, argued that Smith didn't-have to
order specific money appropriations, but only declare funding for educa-
tion was inadequate and order lawmakers to fix the problem. Former At-
torney General Bob Shevin had argued the court was headed "down a
slippery slope to. chaos" If it tried to second-guess spending decisions
made by the legislators.
IDENTIFYING SAVINGS? The 25 percent budget cuts requested by
the Florida Senate doesn't mean slashes in needed social programs, says
key Senate committee chairman William (Doc) Myers, R-Hobe Sqund. In-
stead, it is an attempt to identify potential areas of savings.
Myers,, chairman of the panel that oversees the vast Department of
Health arid Rehabilitative Services, said funding for needy families,
abused children and babies with birth defects would remain intact. He
criticized HRS Sec. Jim Towey's response that proposed cuts would turn
Florida into a Third World nation, saying it would hurt his chances to be


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confirmed by the Senate.,
Another threat to Towey's appointment to the post by Chiles which
has to be confirmed by the Republican Senate is Miami attorney Karen
Gievers' federal lawsuit that puts much of the blame for, Florida's failing
foster-care system on HRS. She reinstated the class-action suit after, she
said, it was clear that Towey and HRS didn't intend to meet deadlines in
correcting some of the problems.
Corrections Secretary Harry Singletary is also expected to face heavy
opposition in confirmation hearings augmented by the still at-large con-
victed killer Juan Fleitas who escaped from Glades Correctional Institute
four weeks ago.
NEW AD HIRED: Florida' State University selected, Dave Hart-who
turned East Carolina University's program around-as athletic director
Monday to replace Bob Goin who was fired following an investigation into
a free roof he received on his house from a stadium contractor.
CHILES ECHOES CLINTON: Taking a clue from President Bill Clin-
ton, Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles told a House committee in Washington
D.C. that Republican-led reforms of the welfare system could damage
Florida and cause poor children to suffer.
Chiles told the House Ways and Means subcommittee on human re-
sources that he fears that children will not be protected from budget cuts
while programs for senior citizens and the Pentagon will be off limits.
Florida and other states with growing populations will also suffer if
federal payments are cut or frozen to give states more flexibility to exe-
cute their own welfare reform plan, Chiles said. Subcommittee chairman
E. Clay Shaw. Ft. Lauderdale, told Chiles that could be fixed, but he
didn't offer specifics. .
PRIORITIES: That is what state university Chancellor Charles Reed
said the Board of Regents was setting when they suggested budget cuts
of 25 percent as requested by the Senate Ways and Means Committee.
"I've been assured no one will cut universities 25 percent. If anything. Re-
publicans are hoping to find more money for education and Gov. Chiles
has about $40 million (3 percent) more in his budget for higher educa-
tion," Reed said.
Under the slashed budget suggestion, teaching undergraduate stu-
dents still got first priority, but opening a 10th university near Ft. Myers
would be delayed, teaching universities would not be subsidized, and all
the money would be pulled out ofcollege musetims, galleries, radio and
TV stations. A number of graduate programs would be ended, research
curtailed, and enrollment cut. Earlier state educators had even suggested.
privatizing the state university system and legislators were interested in
the idea.
The exercise in priorities is part of the new method of performance
budgeting passed by the Legislature last year which Republicans and
conservative Democrats are now embracing. It's.part of the new revolu-
tion that may be sweeping into Taxahassee come March 7 and the begin-
ning of the next session of the Florida legislature.
THE MONEY FLOWS: More than a dozen legislators have already'
opened campaign accounts and both the Republican and Democratic
parties are clamoring to fill their war chests for the 1996 elections when
control of both the House and Senate is up for grabs. Republicans hope
their "Majority 96" drive will give them control of both legislative branch-
es. Democrats with "Victory 96" want to get the Senate they lost by one
vote back and increase,their narrow six vote lead in the House.
A FLORIDA FIRST is being hailed by the Department of Law En-
forcement whose DNA experts were. instrumental in solving a Lake
County homicide case in which even the victim's identity remains a mys-
tery. The lab matched a DNA sample taken from a man In the Sanford
jail to one found on an unidentified woman who had been ,raped and
.beaten ,to death tnL oke .ounlty in 1f991. The evidence had been used to
crack.an unsolved homicide ase.,. "- p
"PAY UP ORWALK." That's what the state is telling child support
delinquents in a $200,000 advertising"campaign which will be followed in
six weeks by court action to suspend their driver licenses. Two notices
will be required, then a court hearing before a driver license will be sus-
pended, Revenue Director Larry Fuchs said. Judges will probably work
with those who need to drive to make a living, he said.
VOUCHER PLAN- Two Northeast Florida legislators say they will pro-
pose that the state offer tax vouchers in a pilot program to help Duval
and Clay county parents send their children to private schools.. Most stu-
dents, would receive $1,620 a year in vouchers with low-Income and
handicapped students eligible for more. Rep. Stephen Wise, R-
Jacksohville; and Sen, Jim Home, R- Orange Park, said their proposal
would also offer up to $500 a year for parents who teach their child at
home,


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Persons' 60 years or older can
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tax returns prepared from (AARP)
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Specially trained AARP volun-
teers are certified by the IRS to
help older taxpayers complete
their forms. The volunteers will
answer questions on estimated
tax for individuals, the special
treatment of the' gain on the sale
of a home, reporting taxable pen-
sion Income, and other tax mat-
ters of importance to older Ameri-
cans.
Individuals who, need help
should bring the tax package re-
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earning statements (W2s), state-
ments for recipients of annuities,
pensions, retirement pay, IRA
payments, social security, or rail-


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and expenses.
AARP sets up and operates
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* But, grown ups know that real violence causes lots of pain and
sadness.. .
* Just as children learn from their older brothers and sisters, they
also learn from their television heroes:.
*Some children who watch lot of violence of TV learn to fight
more.
Others learn to become victims.
And, many learn that violence is -fun to watch, even in real
life. These kids encourage their friends to fight. .
* TV characters use violence to solve their problems. We want our
children to solve their problems without fighting.
What Can Parents Do?
Here's how you can help protect your child from TV violence and
real-life violence:
* Don't put a TV set in a child's room where you won't know what
he or she is watching..
* Limit your child to two hours of TV a day.
* Help him or her to choose programs that are not violent.
* Watch TV together and talk about what you're watching. Ask your
child:
Is this real or pretend?
Is this the way we do things at home?
What do you think would happen it you did that?
* Tell your child how you feel about violence. Tell him or her that
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School News


Events andHa.ppenings From County Schools


Wewahitchka a
Elementary


News... ,
By Linda Whitfield


WES Receives a Letter
From Student Monica Zito'
Monica Zito, a third grader in
Linda Whitfield's class wrote a
letter to her school. I thought it
worth sharing.
"Dear School,
Thanks for helping us kids.
May I say thanks to everybody.
Thank you Mr. Kelley for being a
good princeable. (sic). Thank you
office ladies for always answering
the phone and always doing .what
you are supposed to do. Thank
you lunch ladies for working hard
by cooking a lot of food. Thank
you Mrs. Patsy and Mrs. Merle for
trying to be librarians. Thank you
teachers for teaching us kids, oh,
we students should be proud of
our school too because we're the
one 'learning and listening and
also getting -A's and B's, C's and
D's. Love, Monica Zito"

Thomas Edison
and the Post Office
Sue McDaniel and her 5th
grade T.E.A.M. class, regular 5th
classes and Mrs. Pamn Sumner's.
ESE class heard a California per-,
former do. a one man oratory of
Thomas Edison. The wizard of
Menlo Park enthralled his audi-_
ence with his anecdotes about


elementary school








Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Winston
Wells who has been selected as
HAWK Teacher of the Year for
1994-95.
Science Fair
Congratulations to our HAWK
Science Fair winnersI They were:
Sixth Grade
1st Anthony Crocker, "How
Fast Will Fabrics Burn?"
2nd Karrisa Thomas, Which
Detergent Breaks Up Oil
First?"
*.3rd Timmy Gainous, "What
Gasoline Was Most Efficient?"
Honorable Mention was given
to Amy Voltz, Heather Hayden
and Melaine Barber.
Fifth Grade
1st Andrew Tuten, "Lung Ca-
pacity"
2nd Audra Williams, "'Plants
and Fertilizer"
3rd Shenna McDuffle, "Oil
Absorption"
Honorable Mention was given
to Aaron Richards.
These students are looking
forward to attending the Regional
Science Fair.
Thanks to our judges this


electricity. They, the students
had 'hands on' experience in the
Panama City Post Office. A great
day was had by all!
School Advisory Council Met
Composed of Mr. Kelley,
teachers, parents, staff members,
the School Advisory Council met
on Tuesday night to go over some
goals for the school. Mr. Kelley
talked about Blueprint 2000,
CTBS, Retrofit Grant, Technology,
computers, and as parents voiced
their concerns, a discussion was
led through all ideas. We appre-
ciate all those who turned out.
School-Brunch'
Pre-K teacher Joyce Groom
held a Saturday brunch at her
home for the faculty and staff of
WES. Feasting on Joyce's creative
cuisine were: Teresa Thorne, Jan-
ice and Angela Nelson, Nadine
Whitfleld, Rhonda Pridgeon, Judi
Lister, Doris Jean Whitten, Pam
Lister, Linda Whitfield, Sandra
Husband, Pam Sumner, Diane
Atchison, Becky Birmingham,
Myrle Jones, and special guest,


year.. They, were Tommy Pitts,
Garry Gaddis and David Bidwell.
Fifth Grade
The fifth graders embarked
on a field trip to the Panama'City
Center for the annual Florida
Power presentation. This year's
program was "Florida Power' In-
troduces Thomas Edison."
The historical Interpreter
(Drew), came alive to the audience
as"'Thomas Edison. He showed
and talked about Edison's inven-.
tions, his own boyhood experienc-
es, and lots of safety tips involv-
ing electricity.
Two fifth graders, Jason Hart
and Drew Tuten actually became
a part of one of the presentations.
The group enjoyed a picnic
anodgood ole playtime at Under
the Oaks Park-in Parker on the
way home.
Dental Screening
The Wewa Dental Clinic ,per-
sonnel *under the direction of
Health Department RN Louise
Beard and Health Services RN
Gall Blackmon, conducted a den-
tal screening on Monday. Febru-
ary is National Dental Health
month :
We thank Patty Manuel, re-
ceptionist; Sabrina Gaskin, den-
tal assistant; Vickie Wade. dental
assistant and Dr. Myron Schuck,
dentist for their participation in
our school's health program.
School Advisory Meeting,
The School Advisory Council
meets Thursday, February 9th at
5:30 p.m.
Thoughts and Prayers
Our thoughts and prayers are
with Jessica Plair and Crystal
Lewis who each lost their grand-
father this past week.


Wewahitchka Elementary
School's principal, Jerry Kelley
has released the -names of stu-
dents who, made the honor rolls
during the 3rd six weeks. They
are listed below. Those receiving
all A's are denoted by an pre-
ceding their names.
Third Grade: *Sean Burch,
*Shanna Collier,. *Tony Easter,
*Dawn Hall, *Dottie Hall, *Jamie
McCorvey, *Holly Merritt, *Cassie
Ward, *Jessica Wells, *Drew Hall,
*Laura Husband, Blake Butler,
Ashley Cloud, Shawn Davis, Ed-
ward Dunkle, Joni Grice, Bobbi
Hester, Trey Murphy, Will Owens,
Dirk Sylvester, Joseph Worley,
Ti-ampus Andrews, Stephanie
Grimes, ,Kyje Hall. Hunter Nun-
nery and Monica Zito.
Fourth Grade: *Derrick


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McMillion, *B. J. Alderman,
*Sheena Barnes, *Jesse Knee,
"*Megan Morris, *Laura Spivey,
*Jana Traylor, *Courtne Hoover,
*Judith Husband, *Kelli Jackson,
*Monique Sirmons, Aleasha
Hand, Justin Henley, Ti-acy Price,
Brandon Carter, Jonathan Thom-
as, Cecil. Reeder, Tony Werts,
Jonathan Adams and Timothy
Slay.
Fifth Grade: *Ryan Martin,
*Kim McMillion, *Nicholas Chan,
*Lindsey Carter, Tony Kyle Dan-
iels, *Marquetta Culver, *Jeffrey
McNeil, Jason Strimel, Terrance
Addison, Chris Connell, Tanisha
Helium, Candese Bangas, Jamie
Cain, Josh Conley, James Destifl-
no, Jonathan Gates, Joey Lea,
Jeffrey Yoder, Nicole Hall, Tonya
Hall, Daniel Jordan, Blake Rish
and Ansley Williams.
Sixth Grade: *Colby Ander-
son, *Teresa Jackson, *Justin
Marshall, *Kristin Jones, Jona-
than Adams, Renee Ardire, Jere-
my Cain, Nicholas Hall, Tiffany
Wills, Jessica Blakely, Joseph
Chambliss, Crystal Daniels, John
Poe, Carrie Stanley, Jeremy Dun-
away, Scott Sherrod, Nancy Adki-
son, Philip Hall, Lindsey Harvey,
Falcon Hughes and Josh Walters.


Gay Best Bowen. Gay was here
with her husband Lawrence visit-
ing friends and family while her
husband went hunting.
Snow White
and The Seven Dwarfs
Live theatre is something that
will enrich and educate children.
The students in WES, grades K-3
will have a chance to see the
stage version of Snow White. It
will be Friday, February 17 at the
Marina Civic Center in Panama
City. The cost is $4.00 and the
children have taken home all the
information. The money must be
turned in before February 15.
Our thanks to the PTO who will
pay the bus drivers' salary and


, the gasoline for.. the trip. After-
wards the students will picnic at
Under The Oaks playground.
Looking forward to it, we are.
Joe & Alisa Walker
Visit in Orlando
Teachers Joe and Alisa Walk-
er recently went orn a three day
visit to attend a conference on Ef-
fective Schools. The conference,
entitled Chapter I School Im-
provement Seminar, had as a
guest speaker, Dr. John Murphy,
who spoke about his schools Im-
proved with high .expectations.
The writing curriculum, of which
we are undertaking a curriculum
change, is high on our list of pri-
orities.
Thanks, Linda


Middle School News


There are lots of things going
on in the Middle School this
month. All of us are"now getting
ready for Valentine's Day and
keeping busy.
We had a Beta Club induc-:
tion ceremony on Wednesday,
January. 25th. Thirty-four stu-
dents were inducted into the
club. The elected Beta Club Offi-
cers for the 94-95 school year are
as follows: President Jim Fal-
son, Vice-President Brooks Ad-
kison, Secretary Krystal Tharpe,
Treasurer Rikki Johnson, Histo-
rian Lindsay Williams, and the
executive committee includes: 7th
grade Amanda Marquardt. Ni-
cole Smith, Erica Ailes, Brett
Parker; 8th grade Katie Kil-
bourn, Julia Six, Lauren Locke,
Samantha Ambrose. The Beta
Club has a great board of mem-
bers that are ready to serve their
community.
There will be an 8th grade
writing assessment on February
8, during first period. In this test,
students will be given a selected
topic to write about This 45-
minute test will be graded on a
-scale of one being the lowest and-
six being the highest. Those scor-
ing a three or higher will look for-
-ward to a skating party closer to


,


Bulldog News
PORT ST. JOE
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


Students of the Week!
Congratulations to our stu-
dents of the week! Amanda Davis,
Ronald Bellew, Kyla Moore, Jessi-
ca Bland, Shena Glenn, Joshua
Dandy, Kevin Price and Jason
Bronson.
Science Fair Winners
SCongratulations to our sixth,
grade Science Fair winners: Am-,
ber Daniels, Jennifer Craig, Am-
ber Davis, Matt Caswell, Tanya
Vamrnum and alternate, Ben Ash-
craft.
School Advisory Meeting
Our School Advisory Council
will meet on Thursday, February
9 at 7:00' p.m. in the school li-
brary.
P.T.A. Talent Show
Our annual P.T.A. Talent
Show will be held on Thursday.
February 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the
school auditorium.
Pepsi Blue Caps
The Pepsi blue cap collection
is underway. For every blue cap
collected our school will receive
50. Last year our school received
$1200.00, coming in second
place. This year, with your help,
we would like to be #1. Please ask
everyone you know to collect the
blue caps on PEPSI products and
send them to Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School. Be Young, Be,
Cool, Drink Pepsill
Positive Action
Our Positive Action "Word for
the Week" is COOPERATION.
Create a situation in which your
child and others, whether friends
or other family members, will'
have to share or cooperate. Give
them 'a project to accomplish, a'
game to play, an item to share,
something that causes them to
come up with their own fair way
of dealing with each other.
Fourth Grade Field Trip
Our fourth graders will be go-
ing to Tallahassee on March 3 to
visit the Governor's Mansion, The
Capitol and the Florida History
Museum. They have been study-
ing Florida History this semester.


r 'Jessica White
, ..- -l a


Many exciting things have
happened at Port St Joe High
School this past week.
On February 2nd Mrs. Wel-
morts and Mrs. White's students
visited Haney Vocational Techni-
cal Center. These students spent
the 'day on tour
around the different
areas of vocational
learning. Afterwards,
they enjoyed a buffet
lunch at Barnhill's
Restaurant.
The Science Fair
was held February
2nd and 3rd. Congrat-
ulations to all the stu-
dents who participat- j
ed. The top finishers
were! First place
Adam Lee; Second ".
Place Seth Campbell:
Third place Quint Klingbeil;
Fourth place Jeremy Dixon; and
Fifth place Lee Cathey. There
Were several students that re-
ceived Honorable Mention. Good
JobI All your hard work and effort
paid off.
Students of the month for
January were chosen. -They were
as follows:
9th Grade ........Darius Chambers
10th Grade .... Kristian Richbourg
11th Grade..............David Swan
12th Grade .......... Leigha Davis
Another senior was accepted
to the college of his choice. Wes
Ramsey was selected to attend
the University of West Florida.
Way to go, Wesl
Brian Cathey has 'been
awarded a scholarship at Univer-
sity of Central Florida and Har-
Jotte Bolden has earned, the Hon-
ors Minority Scholarship at the
University of Florida. All the extra
'time and work you have contrib-
uted to your education is now re- !
turning in big $$$.
Any student interested in cu-
linary arts needs to check the


bulletin in the guidance office.
Scholarship information is availa-
ble to Johnson and Wales North
Miami Campus.
Mr. Wesley Atkins, from St.
Joe Papermakers Federal Credit'
Union, recently informed PSJHS
^ that applications will
be 'available- in a
couple of weeks to-
ward scholarships.
A total of 79 col-
lege grants will be
awarded: one $10,000
grant, three $5,000
grants, and seventy-
five $1,000 grants.
The deadline for appli-
cations will be March
31. See Mrs. White for
more details.
Attention Seniors:
The results of the Pro-
ject Graduation Preference Sur-
vey have been totaled. The theme .
will be Mardi Gras. The food of
choice was steak. Musical enter-
tainment will be provided by ;a DJ
and Karaoke. Dates between 16-
21 will be permitted. The cost will
be $5 for seniors and $10 for
their guest. Tickets will be on sale
in April.
Pride applications for faculty
and staff are available in the front
office. They are due back by Fri-
day, February 16th. Take advan-
tage of your P.R.I.D.E. program
by completing an application.
Just a reminder that Thurs-
day, February 9th, there will be a
Financial Aid Workshop, given by
Gulf Coast Community College, at
7:00 p.m. In the Media Center.
Parents are encouraged to attend;
it will earn (five) 5 Gulf County
Scholarship points for your child.
.Congratulations to the Lady
Sharks for their victory over
Wewa, and to both the varsity
and junior varsity boys for their
defeat over Havana and Apalachl-
cola.


Wewahitdhka Elementary


Lists Honor Roll Students


the end of the year.
Students are reminded to
turn in their Pepsi school caps to
their A.A. teachers. The A.A. col-
lecting the most will be treated to
a party.
The girls' Middle School bas-
ketball team had their last game
of the season on Thursday, Feb-
ruary 2. These girls had a chaT-.
lenging season winning three out
of seven. You go, girls
As Valentine's Day draws
near all of us at the Middle
School are busily preparing for it.
We will have our Middle School
Valentine's Dance on Tuesday,
February 14, during school. What
better day to have it than, of
course, Valentine's Day?
Speaking of which, our clubs
are sponsoring many gift items
that you can send to that special
someone, or just a friend, on this
very special day. For $1.00 each,
the SGA will send your special
person a carnation. For 50* you
can send a Beta Club sponsored
Valentine-gram with anything
that you'd like to say, or for $2,00
you can buy a necklace or brace-
let with anything from names to
"Love" on them. These can be
purchased during, the Middle
.-School lunch, and will be deliv-
ered on Valentine's Day at school.
S -That-pretity 'muh~cri-it up
for this week fdr me;'Have a great
one.
From The Principal's Desk:
By Chris Earley
Congratulations to Joe Walk-
er, who has been named as the
Port St. Joe Middle School Teach-
er of the Year for 1994-95. Mr.
Walker is a veteran teacher with
35 years of experience and cur-
rently teaches seventh grade sci-
ence in the middle school.
Mr. Walker received a Bache-
lor of Science degree from State
Teachers College in Frostburg,
Maryland in 1958. and a Masters
of Education degree from Florida
Atlantic University in 1974. Mr.
Walker has been employed as a
teacher in the Gulf County School
system since 1979.
Mr. Walker is a positive role
model for our students as well as
a great teacher. In his own Words
SMr. Walker feels that his greatest
contribution Is, "Although I have
touched the lives of thousands of
students during the past years, I
consider ny greatest contribution
in education is that both my chil-
dren are teachers, and Will influ-
ence the lives of many more stu-
dents in a very positive way."
Thank you, Mr. Walker, for
your efforts in educating the
youth of Gulf County.




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9Aiws Column
Faith Christian Schoo(
general theme, "Making a Differ-
ence in Your World". Also includ-
ed Were good food, fellowship,
recreation and an exciting Chris-
tian film.
The candy sale begins this
week. You may have students
from Faith Christian knocking at
your door next week selling differ-
ent kinds of Hershey's candy bars
for fifty cents each. Get your
sweet tooth ready
For those planning to be a
part of the work day Saturday,
February 11, come at 9 a.m. With
tools in hand-wheelbarrows,
paint brushes, brooms, garden
rakes and gloves, shop vacuums.
mops and buckets. Plans are to"
finish the painting, get concrete
debris from around the-building
and get the floors ready for car-
pet.


)The.





.Faith Christian welcomed two
new students this past week.
They are Amanda and Jessica
Feltrop from Wewahitchka.
We are. pleased to announce
the' following winners in the D4R
essay contest from Faith Chris-
tian School: First Place, Fifth
Grade, Rachel Geoghagan; Sixth
Grade,- Jessica Slate; Seventh
Grade, Jessica Summers; Second
Place, Fifth qrade, Renee Vinson;
Sixth Grade, Misti Waddell; Sev-
enth Grade,r Joshua Bell; Third
Place, Fifth Grade, John-Patrick
Floyd; Eighth Grade, Jessica Hill.
Grades one and two had a
great time last Monday on a field
trip to Panama City to see Pinoc-
chio. After the play the teachers,
parents, and students enjoyed
lunch at McDonald's before cdm-
ing home.
Four high school students,
Any Goebert, Chad Porter, Chris
Robershaw and Eroica Porter
went to the Missions Retreat at
Camp Victory in Hacoda, Ala-
bama. The missions seminar pre-
sented opportunities for summer
and short-term trips with the









THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 1995


1988 Ford Taurus station wagon GL,
a.t., looks & runs good, $2,500 as Is.
Call 647-8714. Itp 2/9
Must sell $4,500. 1986 Toyota 4-
runner,' 4 cyl. with overdrive, 4x4,
647-3199. Itp 2/9
1988 Pontiac Grand Am Gold, 2 dr.,
automatic, $3, 00. 647-8250.
ltp 2/9

1993 Mustang. Red, sunroof, like
new, real clean. $300 plus assume
payments. Call 229-6859. 2tc.2/2
1993 Ford Granada, $900. Runs
good, nice mill car. Call 229-6859.
2tc 2/2
1975 Ford F-250 4x4, lwb, all new
tires & rims,, $1,200. Call 647-4047.
2tc 2/2
1994 Toyota, 4 spd w/14,000 miles,
take over payments. 639-2548.
tfc 1/19

1993 grey Chevy Silverado 4.3 liter V-
6, fully loaded, tires & rims like new,
tinted windows, $10,500. 639-2883.
3tp 1/26
1993 Pontiac Formula Firebird, V-8
engine, red T-tops. 16,000 miles, ex-
cel. cond., like new. 229-6859.
2tc 2/2

CASH NOW BUYING
Used Cars and Trucks. Local and out-
of-state vehicles. ,Two locations to
serve you. Mayhann Motor, Port St.
Joe, 229-6584; Mayhann Used Cars,
Wewahitchka, 639-5810. tfc 1/5






1984 Robalo, 21 ft. Cuddy, all elec-
tronics and galvanized trailer. 229-
8474. tfc 2/2
STEVE'S OUTBOARD SERVICE,
White City, anytime, 827-2902.
tfc 1/5


FOR RENTFORENTORRENDR WANT


2 bedroom, one bath trailer, fur-
nished, no pets allowed. $100 depos-
it, water furnished, 647-5106.
2 bedroom, 1 ba: furnished trailer at
St. Joe Beach, $325 month, $225 se-
curity deposit, week or monthly ren-
tal. Call 647-5327. tfc 2/9
For Rent: Room $125 month, half
utilities, use of the rest of the house,
227-3274, ask for Joe. 2tc 2/9
For Rent or Sale: 3 bedroom, 1 bath
home in Honeyville; for information
call 904-639-5804. Available March
10. tfc 2/9
Excellent bee hive property for lease,
639-2519 after 6 p.m. Itc 2/9
Unfurnished 2 bdrm., 1 ba. house in
Wewahitchka. New carpet, ch&a, on 1
acre lot, $275 month. Call Dianne
Semmes at 1-703-455-4197 after 6
p.m. EST. 4tc 2/9
Heritage Villas now leasing. One, 2
and 3 bedroom apartments., One
bdrm., $287; 2 bdrm., $319; 3 bdrm.
$348. Includes trash removal. Locat-
ed at 398 24th Ave., Apalachicola. FL
904-653-9277, Equal Housing Oppor-
tunity. Itc 2/9
2 bdrm. 1 ba. mobile home, $300
month, $150 deposit; 2 bdrm., 1. ba.
mobile home, $225 month, $150 de-
posit. Both located at St. Joe Beach.
No pets. For more information call
227-1795. Itc2/9
'FOR RENT
INDIAN PASS 3 BR/1BA unfur-
nished house available for rent long
term. Kitchen has major appliances.
New paint, immaculate condition Call
for appt. $450 per month + utilities.
First & last month's rent required. NO
SMOKING -NO PETS.,
CAPE SAN BIAS 2 BR/2BA condo
(1300 sq. ft.) Cape Sands Landing
Phase II. Unit is furnished, has'fire-
place, cable TV available, washer/
dryer, good gulf view. Available for
long term rent. $600 month + utili-
ties.
CALL TOM TODD REALTY., Realtor,
at 227-1501 locally. out of town 800-
876-2611. Itc 2/9


Apartment for rent, one bedroom
$200 per month, plus deposit. ICall
George, 229-8398. 2te 2/2.

Office space for rent. Main St.. Wewa.
2 locations. Call Abby at 639-2336 or"
7. 4tc2/2"
Mobile home,.like new,. 14'x70' 2,
bdrm., 2 ba. in Highland View, $350
'month. 904-576-1125 days / 904-.
893-1586 evenings. 3tc 2/2
2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, in
Highland View. $250 per month., 150
deposit No pets. 647-3264.
Mobile home, 2 bdrm.. 1 1/2 bath,
stove & refrig., private lot, screened
orch & carport at St. Joe Beach.
275 month. Water furnished, $150
deposit. Adults, no pets. Call 647-
5194. .- tfc 2/2
2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 400' off Gulf.
$475 month. Deposit required. 647-
3461 evenings. tfc 2/2


12'x40' furnished trailer. Call 648-r
5306. tfc 2/2;
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms -Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe, 229-9000. tfc 2/2
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-'
ing for the elderly and 'the handi-
capped. .
Cen. h &a, laundry, facilities, energy
efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
fumn., fully carpeted. 1 bdriu., apts.,-
on-site manager.
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent is based on income.-
This complex is funded by the Farm-,
ers Home Administration and man-:
aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS

Apartment for rent, 2
bedroom, 1 bath, ch&a,
carpet, d/w, .ceiling fan.
Call Kenny, 227-7241 or- ,
Phil, 227-2112.
f. 2/2


PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $245.00 per mo. Af-
fordable Living for low to middle in-
come families. Featuring 1, 2 & 3
bedroom apts. with cen. h&a, energy
sating appliances, patios & outside
storage. For, hearing impaired call
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housing Op-
portunity. tfc 2/2
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove
& refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.,house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.


Warehouses. small and large, some
with office, suitable for small busi-
ness, 229-6200. tfc 2/2



ATTENTION -
RENTERS -
Due to the small number of,
applicants presently on our
waiting list for federal rental
assistance in Gulf County,
the Northwest Florida Re-
gional Housing Authority is
resuming the acceptance of
applications for persons/
families qualifying for assis-
tance under the Section 8
Rental Assistance Program
effective February 20, 1995.
Funded by the U. S. Depart-
ment of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD), putsu-
ant to 24CFR 882.2209 (8).
21c 2/9


No need for v et carpets. Do clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine, St. Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. thru 12/94


Garage Sale: Feb. 10-I 1, 8 to noon,
207 Plantation Dr. (off Airport Rd.).,
* Crib, stroller, car seat, toys document
frames, microwave, rattan screen, 2
oriental chests, exercise bike, guitar,
violin. ltp 2/9
Yard Sale: Corner of Canal & Ala-
bama, St Joe Beach, Saturday, Feb.
11, 8 a.m. 2 p.m. ltp 2/9
Saturday, Feb. 11, 8 a.m. until. Mov-
ing Sale, 105 Walnut Ave. & Taylor
St., Wewahitchka. Furniture, stove,
bathroom fixtures, bathtub, sinks,
books, household items. -1tc 2/9
Moving Sale: Feb. 11, 8:00 till 3:00.
Some furniture, Tupperware, small
and large clothes and lots of items,
1008 Marvin Ave. 3 families.
106 Second Ave., Oak Grove. iLots of
misc. items. Friday and Saturday 8-5.
3tp 2/9
Moving Sale: Rattan Ihing set. queen
sleeper sofa and loveseat. with extra
Ig. coffee table and end tables, queen
size mattress set, springs and frame.
Brown swivel rocker. Whirlpool wash-
er and dryer and odds & ends. 229-
6585. td2/9


BARGAINS GALORE
FLEA MARKET
106 2nd.Ave., Oak Grove, PSJ
HOURS: Tues. Sat. 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
Children & Baby Items, New & used
MISC. ITEMS, Tools, crafts,
furniture, etc. 3t 2/9


Top of the Gulf Restaurant needs ex-
perienced cooks. Apply in person after
3 p.m. CST. Serious inquiries only.
4tc 2/9
Need dining room help during lunch
and/or dinner hours. If already em-,
ployed for evening work this will not
interfere with your' present schedule.
Experience preferred but will train the
right person. Apply in person to Ju-
lie's Restaurant, 222 Reid Ave. 1:15 -
3 p.m. No phone calls please.
tfe 2/9
Accountant / bookkeeper, full charge
experience required. Immediate open-
ing. Send resume, P. 0. Box 830,
Eastpoint, FL 32328. 2tp 2/9
JOB NOTICE
The City of Port St. Joe will be accept-
ing applications for the following posi-
tion:
CASHIER/BILLING CLERK
$6.21/HOUR
Applications and job descriptions may
be picked up and returned to the Mu-
nicipal Building. 305 Fifth Street. be-
ginning Thursday. February 2. 1995 -
February 17. 1995. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday Friday.
The City of Port SL Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and Is an
Equal Opportunity/AIfftmative Action
Employer.
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
/s/ Jim Maloy,
City Auditor-Clerk
2te 2/2


Gulf Co. Assoc. for Retarded Citizens
Is accepting, applications for After-
noon Cook. This position involves
cooking for 7 people ira group home.
Hours are from 3 P.M. to 6 P.M. Sun-
day thru Thursday. Qualiflcations are
one. year cooking experience in a paid&-,
position and at least an 8th grade ed-
ucation. Additional information may
be obtained from the Association Of-
flee at- 200 Peters St., Port St. Joe.
2tc 2/2

Due to shutdown we have lost some
Shelp. Versatile person with excellent
mechanical ability to work In Port SL
-Joe over 40 hours available. Pat. 912-
432-9316. tfc 2/2


TR'ADES and'SER'ICES


KITCHEN
CABINET &
REMODELING
Free estimates!
Free computer design
in COLOR
Easy Credit Available!

PONDEROSA KITCHENS
AND REMODELING
(DIV. OF PONDEROUA BUILDERS)
t(CB 042383)
FOR APPT IN YOUR HOME
1-800-713-0348
OFFICES IN PANAMA CITY
AND TALLAHASSEE


Lisa Given has 2 child care slots
open, Monday Friday, 7 7, 227-
1467. tfc2/2.
Piano lessons, $40 month, all ages..
SExperienced teacher, Mexico Beach,
648-4592. 6tp 1/19

JOHN F. LAW
LAWYER
1-904-265-4794
29 Yeats Experience
WORKER'S COMPENSATION
PERSONAL INJURY
NO RECOVERY.*-NO FEE:
7229 Deerhaven Road, P.C.,,, /2

TLC LAWN SERVICE
'Catering to All Your Lawn Service Needs"
MOWING. EDGING. TRIMMING. SPRAYING,
FERTILIZING. WEEDING, CLEAN OUTS, .
SPRINKLER REPAIR AND LANDSCAPING
Free Estimates
'Call2296435 tfc-2/2


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


Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71', Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.

904-229-8161
Faye's Nail &
Tanning Salon N IS
TOTAL NAIL CARE ,
Certified Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave., *Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanining System Call for Appt.


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


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All T)pe Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
LIC. 6EROO.316B INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND'


C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer Work, root
raoke front-end loader, lot clearing
septic tanks, drain fields, fill airl
Rt, 2, Box A1C, Port St, Joe
Phone 229-6018



BOB'S PAINT &
BODY SHOP
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on.Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229.
*MV. 02522


Williamson's

Well Drilling & Pump Service
St. Lic. #3075
WATER FILTERS
CONDITIONERS
PURIFICATION SYSTEM
Croska Williamson P. 0. Box 1173,-
S639-2548 tfc1 /19 Wewahitchka, FL 32465

LIC # RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
ER 0011618

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


SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE STAR


With A Smile
HOUSECLEANING &
Light Yard Work
227-3268
Call Nights -*

INCOME TAX
PREPARATION
Conveniently located
at the beaches
Call 647-5634 for
an appointment 2/2



AVOn I

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


BUYING

WESTERN,,

ITEMS
Boots, Clothing, Chaps, Gear
and Tack. Old or Used. Men and,
women's. The Flashier the bet-
ter, but we'love it all. Especially
Saddles, Hats and Boots
Leave message.
647-3524
If it's cowbby-related call us!
S 2/2


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

Mini-
Warehouses














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


,9 Port St. Joe Lodge No. 1 1
*G: Reg. Stated Communication
Nf'lst and 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m., Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
Marlen Taylor. W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open 'Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
AL-ANON
Sunday 4:00 p.m. &
SThurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ
Sunday meetings at Big Barn
Flea Market


GRIFFIN'S CDT's
Tapes ,. CD'S Airbrush
Up to' Date Releases
106 Reid Avenue
Phone 229-9228

THE FASHION EXCHANGE
220 Reid Ave. 'Pdrt St. Joe
227-3183
New & Used Clothing,
for the Entire Family.
Accessories and Misc. Items.


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


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



BARFIELD'S
LAWN & GARDEN
CENTER
Small Engine Repair

Lawn Mowers -
Weed Eaters -
Chain Saws
.' Generators d, .
i *Pumps )
^^ .^o Tillers --"
S* Go-Karts
229-2727
328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe


Cooper's Home-Operated
WELDING BUSINESS
886 Hayes Ave. & Shellfish Rd. HV
No Job too small hours flexible.
Alum. & Stainless, $20 hr.,
Steel $15 hr.
2Ap 2/2


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


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

ren'sVidecarapitics
CUSTOM PHOTOGRAPHY
for Any Occasion
Commercial Portrait Wedding.
For Details Call
KEN HORNE Photographer
229-8722
tfC2/2


Surfside Serenity Group. 1st United
Methodist Church, 22nd St.. Mexico
Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday 7:30.
All times central. 647-8054.

MOWING RAKING WEEDING
EDGING TRIMMING
LANDSCAPING SODDING
C.J.,S -Lawn
Service
Serving Mexico Beach. St. Joe
Beach & Port St. Joe
"I Will Work for YOU!"
-Mexico Beach; FL *
(904) 648-8492Feb.
.. .' Lc. #5455 pd. Feb.



SSt. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
Small Engine Repairs


I


Factory Warranty Center


I Lawnmowers I
Weedeaters a"
S Tillers |
Chain saws
Gerferators
.\ q Pumps
Engine Sales


S70 1st St.-St. Joe
I 227-2112 I
L--- ---- -J


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


Business and Personal Payroll Preparation ,
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 410 Long Ave.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904); 27-3220 t c /s Port St. Joe, FL 32456


FOSTER TREE &

LAWN SERVICE
No Job Too Big . *
.... Or Too Small
FREE ESTIMATES *
Licensed & Insured 904/639-5368
Pd. thru 12/


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PAGE 6B THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 9. 1995


Part-time people for some evening and
weekend work in Port St. Joe, 912-
432-9316. tfc 2/2

The Gulf County School Board is an-
nouncing a job opening for a School
Psychologist The position will be for
Port St. Joe area schools. Applica-
tions are available at the School
Board office. Gulf County School
Board is an equal opportunity em-
ployer. tfc, 2/2

RN's and LPN's day or night shift
available. Apply in person, Bay St. Jo-
seph Care Center, 220 9th St, Port
St. Joe. tfc 2/2

CNA's needed for all shifts. Training
available. Apply in person at Bay St.
Joseph Care Center, 220 Ninth St.,
Port St. Joe. tfc 2/2

POSTAL JOBS, Start $12.08/hr plus
benefits. For exam and application
info. call 219-794-0010 ext. FL 171, 9
a.m. to 11 p.m. 7 days., 3tp 1/26

POSTAL JOBS, Start S11.41/hr. For
exam and application info. call (219)
769-8301, ext. FL 515, 9 a.m. 9 pm.
Sun.-Fri. 4tp 1/26






Queen bed. $95; 2 storm doors, $25
each; 2 twin beds, $40 each. 648-
4592. 2tp 2/9

MK Knight 50 ga. black powder rifle
with scope. 227-3171. ltc 2/9

Queen sofa sleepers, brown $125;
queen brass bed frame, $160; 25: col-
or track TV, .swivel base console,
$100. Call 227-7372 evenings.
2tp 2/9

Furniture for sale: living room suite
and bedroom pite and lots of odd
things, 227-1721. ltc 2/9

One year old white twin bunk beds,
no mattresses, 1 yr. old. King size wa-
ter bed, new mattress. $125. 229-
8474 after 5:00. 1tc 2/9

Chfldcare Monday through Friday.
Call Lynne, at 229-6727. 3tp 2/9

BOBWHITE QUAIL. $3.00 pair, full
grown. Evenings, 648-4338.,
Itp 2/9

Mushroom Compost, $15 yard. any-
time, 648-5165. eow -2/9-3/23

Stainless steel General Electric water
pump 1/2 hp w/well-flow pressurized
tank. I yr. old. S200. Call 827-2916
after 5 p.m. 2tc 2/9

Sago palm. 3 1/2 A. high. 10" diame-
ter. $75. Compare nursery price of
$225 $300. Used clothing, ladies
size 12 and 14. 227-3329.
Itp 2/9

5 h.p. tiller. 5 h.p. cultivator, push
plow and'ext. plows. 227-1439.
2tp 2/2


Plants, apples, pears, plum, peach,
pomegranate, pecan, persimmon,
scuppernong, blueberry, fig, flowering
peach, Bradford pear, camellias, dog-
wood, red, pink and white. Granny
greybeard, Japanese magnolia, cold
tolerant citrus, althea, honeysuckle,
crepe myrtle, etc. Drive a little, save a
lotd Mac's Nursery, Kinard, 639-5176.
tfc 2/2

Port St. Joe Western Auto now hon-
oring entire Panama City Western
Auto company store advertised sale
prices. 227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.
tfe 2/2

Port St. Joe Western Auto now honor-
ing Panama ,City Western Auto Co.
store advertised tire sale prices. Com-
puterized WHEEL ALIGNMENT. Sears
Card .now at Port St. Joe Western
Auto. Discover TOOl 227-1105.
tfe 2/2

Western Auto Special. Computer spin
balance 4 tires and tire rotation.
$19.95. 227-1105.- tfc 2/2

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

Craftsman tools and Die Hard bat-
teries are available now at Western
Auto Store, 219 Reid Ave. 227-1105.
tfc 2/2


S It's Free!
Interested? ,'
Find this guy --> '
somewhere in this
newspaper! .






Hate to Board Your Best Friend. Care
in-your home low as $8.00 a-day by
Joe and Marie Romanelli. Call Pet &
Property Tenders, fully insured, 1-
904-229-1065. tfc 2/2


Start now to prevent fleas naturally
without pesticides. Ask BARFIELD'S
LAWN & GARDEN, 229-2727 about
HAPPY JACK TABLICKS. Chewable
nutritious. For dogs & cats. 6tc 1/12



REALESTAT


2 bedroom. I ba. house for sale. 1/2
acre corner lot, located north of Over-
street. For more information please


Beautiful 1/2 acre bay front loL on
St. Joseph Peninsula. 227-1731.

429 Gulf, St. Joe Beach, 175'x75' lot
with. mobile home, septic tank and
hooked up to city water. Call for infor-
mation, 904-265-3577 or 904-871-
2409. 4tp 2/16


SFantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
( Mexico Beach, FL 32410 |
(904)648-5146 or 1-800-468-7478
-, .REALTOR5



Sales Rentals




Vacation Rental



Specialists


SEVERAL RENTALS NOW AVAILABLE,

FURNISHED AND UNFURNISHED

JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor


K '________2_


NEW LISTING
8976 Hwy. 98, Beacon Hill
1/2 Mile East of Bay/Gulf Co. Line
Great investment, Gulf view. 5 bdrm., 3 ba. Approx. 2,300 sq. ft.,
sun porch, garage w/storage. Open and covered decks. Partial-
ly fenced. 52'x21' commercial greenhouse. Additional lots. Nine
rooms. Unique opportunity.
$245,000
Ask for Ellen Megill


GUlfulta (904) 648-5716
820 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach
OF BAY 1-800-872-2782
CO. IKE DUREN, Broker
JANICE B.ROWNELL, Salesperson ELLEN MEGILL, Salesperson
Res. 648-8761 Res. 648-8873
ELSE WHITFIELD, Salesperson Res. 647-3392


Gulf-side lot on St. Joseph Peninsula,
$5,000 down, $300 per month, total
price, $32,500. 227-1731. 4tc 2/2

Nice executive 2 story home for sale
106 Gautier Memorial Lane, Port St.
Joe. 3 bedrooms, living rm, Ig. den &
dining rm, 2 1/2 ceramic, baths, Ig.
gourmet kitchen and more. 229-8919.
tfc 1/26

No money down, 1/2 acre plus, with
septic. Lot 17 on 386, Creekwo6d,
120'x200' Hwy. frontage, $118.94 for'
120 months. (904) 648-8125.
2tp 1/12 &2tp 2/2

By Owner. 3 bdrm., 1 bath,, 775
Hayes Ave., Highland View, 227-2049;.
tfe 2/2

"Handyman Special", 3 bdrm., 2
bath shell house, beautiful 1/2 acre.
C-30 south Cape San Bias area. Rea-
sonably priced. Financing available.
227-7506. tfc 2/2

Home for Sale: 1408 Long Ave, 3
bdrm., 1, ba., Ig. liv., dining, large
den, ceramic tile bath & dining new
roof, sprinkler system front lawn,
York central 'air & heat 2 yrs. old, liv-
ing, dining & bath recently remod-
eled, refrig. & stove 2 years old. By
appt only, call 229-8964 after 5:30.
tfc 2/2

For Sale or Rent: One bedroom du-
plex apartments with lot. 2 bedroom
mobile home with lot. 3 bedroom mo-
bile home with lot, 2 streets off the
beach. Reasonably priced. Beacon
Hill.'Call 647-3402. tfc 2/2

Business for Sale: Phantry Building
and extra lot. Income producing.
Three business units downstairs and
a manager's apartment, Four hotel
rooms w/full baths upstairs. 24 cli-
mate-controlled mini-storage units
upstairs and down. Best location in
town for detail outlets. Call 1-800-
800-9894. tfc 2/2

For Sale by Owner: 1.4 acres at Sim-
mons Bayou, close to golf courses,
town and beaches. Call 229-2708, af-
ter 5 p.m. tfc 2/2

Owner financing. High and dry, 5 acre
homesite, 240 ft. well, septic, work-
shop, 1 1/2 mile N. Dead Lakes Pk,
647-3581. tfc 2/2

Half acre lots for sale, Hwy. 386,
Overstreet, Creekview Subd., $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tfc2/2


1029 McClellan Ave., PSJ, for Sale
by Owner: Completely remodeled. 3
bdrm. (1 smin., 1 bath, Fla. rm., new
roof, carpet, cen. ac/h, wiring, plumb-
ing, etc. Well w/auto. sprinkler sys-
tern, fenced in Bbackyard, reduced to
$54.000 obo. By appt. only. 229-
6861. tfc2/2


1/2 acre lot with septic tank. $9.500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing.
227-2020, ask for Billy. tfc 2/2

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


WANTED TO RENT IN MEXICO'
BEACH. Responsible senior needs
small, furnished apartment or mobile
home for a minimum of six months
between 15 Feb. and 1 March. Six
months rent to be paid up front. Write
Bright, Apt. 273, 1964 Montgomery
Hwy., Dothan, AL 36303 giving de-
tails and location. 4tp 2/2

Wanted: Chipper shredder and log
splitter, call 229-2727. tfc 1/26

WANTED: Estates, Business Liqui-
dations, Miscellaneous Consign-
ments for upcoming auctions. Wade
Clark Auctions, 229-9282. Bus.
#AB1239, AU 1737, AU 1743. 4tc 2/2'


Tom Todd

Realty, INC.


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9495-18
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 County the following:
One new Standard (7) Passenger Van;
anti-lock brakes, V-6 engine, power
steering. A/C. AM/FM Radio, Vinyl
Seats.
Delivery date must be specified. Liquidated
damages for failure to deliver unit'on specified
date will be set at $25.00 per day.
Please Indicate' on envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID, the BID. NUMBER, the bidder's
name and what the bid is for.
Bihs will be received unul 5-00 p m E.S T..
February) 14. 1995. at the 01fice of the Clerk of
Court. GlIf County Courthouse. 1000 Fifth Street.
Port SL Joe. Florida 32456 The Board reserves
me n~rht to reject any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: /s/ Michael L Hammond. Chairman
Attest. /s/ Benny C Lister. Clerk of Court
2tc Feb 2 and 9. 1995

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9495-19
The Gulf County Board oi County Commis-'
silners o1' Gull County. Florida., will receive sealed
bids from any financial ILnsUtuuon Interested in
providing the County the following:
Financing for a new 1994 Ford Ranger
XLT. compact P/U. Amount to be
financed: 64.809.63. I yr. with (1)
lump sum payment to be due Feb. 14.
1996. Additional information can be
obtained from the Gull County
Planning/Building Department. (004)
2290-S44.
Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit
on specified date will be set at $25.00 per day.
Please indicate on envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER the bidder's
name and what the bid Is for*
Bids will be received until 5.00 p.m.. E.S.T.,
February 14. 1995. at the Olffice of the Clerk of
Court, GullfCounty Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St Joe. Florida 32456. The Board reserves
the right to reject any and all bids,
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
' GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
B5: /s/ Michael L. Hammond. Chairman
AttesL /s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk of Court
2tcFeb. 2 and 9. 1995


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9495-20
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County. Florida. will receive sealed
bids from any person, company or corporaUon In-
terested In providing to Gulf County the following
DENTAL INSURANCE
Specificatlons can be obtained at the Gulf
County Clerk's Office, 1000 5th SL. Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. "
Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit
on specified date will be set at $25.00 per day.
Please Indicate on envelope that this is a
SEALED BID. the BID NUMBER. the bidder's
name and what the bid is for.
Bids will be received until 5.00 p.m.. E.S.T..
Thursday. February 23. 1995. in the Gulf County
Clerks Office. 1000 Fifth Street. Port St Joe. Flori-
da 32456. Bids will be opened and read aloud at
10.00 a.m.. E.S.T., Friday. February 24. 1995. In
the Gulf County Clerks office.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By. /s/ Michael L. Hammond. Chairman
Attest: /s/ Benny C. LJster. Clerk of Court
2tcFeb.'2 and 9, 1995-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF T-IE STATE OF FLORIDA.
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
STYNDALL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION.
Plaintiff,
JAMES J. McDUFFIE and
MARGIE L. McDUFFIE.
husband and wife,
Defendants.
Case No. 93-328-CA
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned.
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Guli County. Florida.
pursuant to the Amended Final Judgment of Mort-
gage Foreclosure entered in this Cause, will sell at
the North Door of the Gulf County Courthouse In
Gulf County, Florida. at 11:00 am. on the Six-
teenth day of February. 1995. the following de-
scriubed real property lying and being in Gulf
County. Florida. to-wit:
Commence at the Northwest corner of the
SW 1/4 of Sectlon 32. Township 5 South
Range I I West and extend a line Souther-
l y along West line of said SW 1/4 for


Christian Senior Couple desire ac-
commodation (waterfront. if possible)
Son Mexico Beach, 6 weeks. 3/1/95 to
4/15/95. winter rate. Desire well fur-
nished. comfortable place with cen.
h&a. Will take IB. 2B or 3 BR apt.,
townhouse or private residence.
Would consider other optLons if a nice
place with good ocean view. Remem-
ber us if you have a cancellation; D.
L. "Jerry" Potter, 3 W. 5th St., Big
,. Stone Gap, VA 24219, phone 703-,
'523-0198. 2tc 2/2


LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER

SALES.

BEACH

RENTALS
CAPE SAN BLAS-
INDIANPASS
MEXICO BEACH
ST. JOE BEACH
PORT ST. JOE


GULF VIEW at CAPE SAN BLAS 2 br w/1300 sq. ft. Raised ceiling 'in LR. Ceiling
fans, W/D, central H/A large deck. Deeded access to gulf. Cedar siding. LOVELY
HOME! Priced at only $110,000. ,
GULF VIEW AT GULF PINES 4 br/4 ba., 2 car enclosed garage, approx. 2000 sq.
ft.,, concrete parking, satellite dish. Kitchen appliances furnished. Heat system., Ex-
cellent view, excellent condition, great location. Screened and open decks. Call for
more info.
BARRIER DUNES ... GULF FRONT and GULF VIEW/ACCESS. Amenities in-
clude pool, tennis courts, pitch and pull golf and more Several townhomes available
FOR SALE and for VACATION RENTAL. Closed to St. Joe State Park. Sale prices
start at $99,000.
ST. JOE BEACH, 109 Gulfaire Drive. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, two story. Vinw of gulf
from deck. Lovely neighborhood. Price $178,500. For more inforniation'call Brenda,
Associate, at 648-8215.
GULF FRONT at CAPE SAN BLAS, 3 br/2.5 ba. townhonie. Excellent gulf view
Open and screened decks. Unit in excellent condition and fully furnished just
move in. Great rental potential for inventory. Price reduced to $75,000.
MEXICO BEACH NEW-LISTING,i.2502 Hwy. 98. Gulf view with dedicated
beach. Zoned tourist commercial. 2 br/1 ba. brick home with large family room, din-
ing room. Central H/A, $125,000. Call Brenda at 648-8215, Associate.
MEXICO BEACH NEW LISTING, 111 S. 36th St. ENERGY EFFICIENT!
EASY MAINTENANCE! 3 br/2 ba. home only four lots from beach, $125,000. Call
Brenda at 648-8215, Associate.
ST. JOE BEACH NEW LISTING. Corner of Desoto and Americus. Two 2 br/
1 ba. homes 2/3 lots. Live in one and rent the other. Only one block to beach.
$95,000. Call Brenda 648-8215, Assoc.



Tom Todd Realty, Inc.
HC 1 Box 150, Port St. Joe, FL 32456

800-876-2611 or 904-227-1501
Thomas M. Todd, Broker Breinda J. Lynn, Associate
Marie M. Todd, Rental Mgr. Nancy Todd, Associate
Craig Todd, Associate


2640.0 feet; thence 90 degrees left for
430.0 feet to the Point of Beginning;
thence continue the last line described for
115.0 feet; then turn 90 degrees left for
180 feet; then 90 degrees left for 115.0
feet; thence turn left for 180.0 feet to the
Point of Beginning.
THIS NOTICE dated this 23rd day of January,
1995.
BENNY C. LISTER. CLERK ,
Gulf County Circuit Court
By. /s/ Tonya Knox. Deputy Clerk
2te Feb. 2 and 9, 1995

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON
ABANDONMENT OF ROAD
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida, at
its' regular meeting February 14, 1995, at 6:00
p.m., will consider abandoning the interest of the
county and the public in and to the following de-
scribed land in Gulf County, Florida, acquired for
road purposes:
, That portion of the sixty foot (601 right-of-
way of Jackson Street between Madison
Street and Iola Street In the subdivision
known as Oak Grove recorded In Plat
Book 1 at page 12, public records of Gulf
County, Florida, being the thirty feet (30')
Immediately adjacent to that real property
owned by Howard 'Whitfleld and further
described in that certain Warranty Deed
recorded In Book 133, page 364 in the Of-
ficial Records of Gulf County. .
This notice of abandonment was initiated by
the Gulf County Commission at their January 24,
1995, regular meeting. Notice of adoption of the
resolution abandoning the said right-of-way will be
published one time in a newspaper of general cir-
culation in Gulf County, Florida, and the proof of
publication of adoption of such resoluUon will be
recorded in the Public Records of Gulf County.
Florida. ,
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS,
By: /s/ Michael L. Hammond, Chairman
Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk
2tc Feb. 2 and 9,.1995


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners proposes
to adopt an ordinance permitting a deferred com-
pensation plan for Gulf County. Employees. The ti-
tle of said ordinance being as follows:
AN ORDINANCE PERMITTING A DE-
FERRED COMPENSATION PLAN FOR THE
PURPOSE OF ALLOWING EMPLOYEES OF
GULF COUNTY TO PARTICIPATE.
Notice Is hereby given of the intent to adopt
this ordinance at a meeting of the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners at the County
Commissioners' meeting room of the Gulf County
Complex, _1000 5th t Port St. Joe, FL, on Febru-
ary 28, 1995, at 6:00 p.m., E.S.T., and to have a
first discussion of the ordinance at Its regular
meeting on February 14. 1995 beginning at 6:00
p.m., E.S.T. -.' .
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Michael L. Hammnond.'Chalrmai
Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk
2tc Feb. 2 and 9. 1995

NOTICE OF SALE
Gulf South Self Storage, located at 816 Fourth
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida, shall sell the contents
of storage -unit #25 belonging to RICHARD.


O'DONNELL, unit 055 belonging to CHERYL SHU-
BERT, unit #62 belonging to SHERRY JONES, unit
#72 belonging to MICHAEL SPEIGHTS. and unit
#76 belonging to ANGELA BUTLER. The sale will
begin.at 10:00 a.m. (Eastent time) on February 25,
1995.'The contents of these storage units include
miscellaneous household Items, tools, small appli-
ances, books, small refrigerator, TV, and other
Items ofpersonal property.
'2tc, February 9 and 16, 1995
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9495-21
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County. Florida, will receive sealed bids from any ,
qualifed person, company or corporation interest-,
ed In constructing the following project:
OVERSTREET BOAT RAMP
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m., E.S.T.,
on Tuesday, February 28, 1995, at the Gulf
County Clerk of Court's Office. 1000 Fifth Street.
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456. and will be opened
and read aloud on Tuesday. February 28. 1995. at
6:05 p.m.. E 5.T. The Board reserves the right to
reflect ai,y mnd all bids.
Plans and specflcalons can be obtained at
Preble-RIsh. Inc.. 326 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. (90-1) 227-7200. Cost for Plans and
Specfilcauons will be $50.00 per set and is non-
rel'i,ndble. Checks should be made payable to
PREBLE-RISH. INC. I
Liquidated damages for failure to complete
the project on the specified date will be set at
$50 00 per day.
Please indicate on envelope that this is a
sealed' bid, the bid number, and what the bid is
for.
Only contractors who are properly licensed
for the type of work under consideration may bid
the project.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: /s/ Michael L Hammond. Chairman
Attest /s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk of Court
2tc Feb. 9 and 16, 1995


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The Wewahlitchka City Commission will re-
ceive sealed bids from any qualified person. com-
pany or corporation Interested in constructing the
followingproject:
WEWAHITCIHKA WATER SYSTEM
EXPANSION LISTERR CIRCLE)
AND
HIGHWAY 71 JACK & BORE WATER CROSSING
IPlans and specifications can be obtained at
Preble-Rish. Inc., 326 Reid Averinue, Port St Joe,
Florida 32456. (9041 227-7200.' Costs for plans
and speclflcations will be $25.00 per set and Is
non-refundable. Checks should be made payable
to Preble-Rish, Inc.
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m. Central
Time, on Monday, Februay 20, 1995, at the We-
wahltchka City Hall, Second Street. Wewahltehka.
Florida 32465. and will be opened and read aloud
on Monday, February 20, 1995. at 6:30 p.m.
Central Time. All bids should be sealed and
marked Wewahitchka Water System Expansloan
(Lliter Circle) and E ghway 71 Jack and Bore
Water Crossing.
The Owner has the right to waive any infor-
malites or to reject any or all bids. Each bidder
must deposit his/her security in the amount, form
and subject to the condiUons provided in the Infor-
maUon For Bidders. Section 00020. Sureties used
for obtaining bonds must appear as acceptable ac-
cording to the Department of Treasury Circular
570.
2te, Feb. 96and 16, 1995


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


904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 904-229-1070, :
Brenda Miller, Salesperson, 904/648-5435 -
MEXICO BEACH WATERFRONT
Circle Dr., 3 or 4 bdrm., 3 ba. Gulf front home, brick exterior, separate 2 car gar-
-age, w/Ig. deck overlooking water Spacious liv. rm. w/split bdrm. design. Kitchen
has Island work space open to liv. rm. Appliances include refrig., stoyv, d/w, chest
type freezer, inside laundry rm. w/washer & dryer, Ig. pantry in kitchen. Furnished
nicely. Never been rented. $299,000.00 Cash.
MEXICO BEACH BEACHSIDE
New Listing 38th St. 1 lot75'x 90 Zoned tourist residential, lot 13, block 6, unit
5, cleared with a view of the water. Price reduced $41,000.00
MEXICO BEACH ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
New LIsting, Hwy. 98 between 2nd and 3rd Streets. 1 vacant lot on Hwy. 98 with
an unobstructed view of the Gulf. Zoned residential. Lot size is 50'xl50' Lot6, Block
1, Unit. $60,000.
New Usting, 35th St. Single wide mobile home w/3 bdrm. 'and 1/2 ba., front
porch, back screndI %r conpey fi.itpipt W/D, cen.
h&a, situated o op ji e fl fji rt W F es. Lot size is
75'x90. Lot'9, BI hIr E 5 O00 0 .
Grand Isle Sub., Corner of Nan Nooi ru1m iOW. Lot is 75'x 115' in a prime loca-
tion Lot 19, Block D, Unit 15. Owne j W,500.00.
New Listing Maryland Blvd., 1 lot zoned for mobile homes, size is 75'x100' Lot 2,
Block C, Unit 12A. $12,500.00.
New Listing, corner of Sea St. and Azalea. Very nice corner lot w/excellent view of
the Gulf. Lot 24, Bik 4. Unit 11 is 80.5' x'83.25' x 100' x 46.6'. In a quiet neighbor-
hood. Lot has current survey, perk test done for septic tank approval, and 'letter
from Building Dept. confirming suitability for building, Price $31,000. Possible owner
financing with half down. Price will increase in March.
ST. JOE BEACH
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
New Usting: Lot with septic tank on Amerlcus St. Lot' size is 62.5' x 100', on
paved street, with 1,000 gallon septic tank in place. Recent inspection performed
on septic tank. Currently has old house being torn down on it, which would be com-
pleted by sale date. Would make excellent home site. $17,000.00 cash.
Lot 11, Block 48, 75'x100' price $13,000.
Mdbile Home and house lots, St. Joe Beach on Gulf Street, Selma St., Atlantic St.
on Georgia Ave. Large lots, city water, $10,500 to $18,500 with owner financing.
.Please call for more information.
3 adjacent lots. 50' x 125' each on Magellan/Americus less than kne block- to
beach. OWNER FINANCING 25% down payment, balance terms negotiable or will
'sell 1 1/2 lots sell two (2) 75'xi25'. $12,000 each.
WETAPPO CREEK
WETAPPO CREEK (Near Intracoastal Waterway) Four one acre lots with access to
dock. Owner financed, 25% down payment, balance in 5 years at 10% interest. Lot
size 130'x300' Mobile homes accepted. lot #7, $7,500.00. Lots 8, 9, 10,
$7,000.00 each. Total for the four, (Owner says sell NOW), $25,000.00.
10 acres more or less with 220' frontage on Wetappo Creek. Suitable for'develop-
ment. Dock adjacent to property with 25' easement to water, owner financing with
20% down payment balance in five years at 8 1/2% interest Deep water access to
Intracoastal Canal. $135,000.
PORT ST. JOE
1505 Monument Ave. irinW-r a. he v 4abK tfsent building.
$79;900.
1109 Monument Ave. 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath brick home on 141'x150' lot. Hard-
wood floors, ceiling fans, new vinyl windows, some new appliances, walk-in pantry,
large walk-in closet, outside utility building. Price reduced $84,500.
New Usting, 1200 Monument Ave. 4 bdrm., 3 ba. white stucco 1900 SF house for
sale, unfurnished, appliances include refrig. stove, dishwasher, disposal, cen. h&a,
electric & gas. Major renovation in 1985, new roof In 1994. $135,000.
SImmons Bayou, Five (5) acres, existing septic system. Would make great building
site or small farm. One acre cleared, only 4 short miles from Port St. Joe. Enjoy
country living at only $28,750.
CAPE SAN BLAS
New Listing: 2 bdrm., 2 ba. furnished cottage on stilts. W/D, deck, Beautiful view of
both Bay and Gulf. Excellent rental potential. OWNER WILL PAY ONE YEAR OF PRI-
VATE FLOOD INSURANCE. $99,500.00. .
2 lots 22' more or less water front approx. 450' deep,'100' wide on street. Owner
financing 25% down balance in five years at 10% interest. $125,000.00 each.
GULF FRONT LOTS
New Listing: one buildable lot 62.5' x 100' (Lots 15, 16 & N 1/2 of Lot 14 in cape
San Bias Shores Subdivision Unit One). Very nice development, cleared lot. Price
$65,000.
BAY FRONT LOTS
New Listing: 100' x 425 more or less at the head of St. Joe Bay, Possible owner fi-
nancing. This Is a heavily wooded beautiful price of waterfront property.
$39,500.00.
GULF SIDE LOTS
New Listing: Lots 9, 10 and 11, Cape San Bias Shores. Unit 1, across street frojn
Gulf. Property size is 75'x1OO'. Excellent buildable lot with Gulf view .OWNER Fl-'
NANCING, $40,000.00.'

We have Bayfront Lots starting at $39,500 and several Gulf front
lots starting at $65,000 in Cape San Blas' They are going fast.


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