The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: April 20, 1995
Frequency: weekly
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 )
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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DebateHeats Up Over County Voter Districts

Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr. Takes Position of Dictating A "Hands Off" Policy for Entire County to Follow

The debate over single-member versus at-
large voting Pistricts in Gulf County has once
again taken center stage at the County Com-
mission meeting.
For the past several months a redistricting
committee, headed by Board Chairman Michael
Hammond, has been working on plans to re-
align or revamp voting districts in the county to
comply with state law. The state requires that
voting districts should be equal in numbers of
registered voters, plus or minus 12 percent, for
the purpose of electing County Commissioners.
S One of the problems for, the committee is
the Gulf County School Board has told them
they were not interested in changing their vot-
'ing boundaries, since they were not under the
same state mandate as the county board is.
So, if the County Commission draws new dis-
trict boundaries to comply with state policy,,
Gulf County would have split districts with one
set of districts for the election of single-member
County Commissioners and one set for the
election of single-member School Board repre-

One option, proposed by the Committee
and presented to the Board, is to establish four
"at large" districts and one "single-member".
leaving the district boundaries in the county as
they are, but establishing county-wide voting in
four of the county's five districts in the election
of County Commissioners.
This proposal has met with stiff resistance
from Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr. who was
one of the main parties in a class action suit
filed against the county in 1986 that called for
and resulted in the county establishing a mi-
nority district (District 4) and single-member
district voting practices in county balloting.
The Board had asked their attorney, Barba-
ra Sanders, to give them an opinion as to what
legal steps would be necessary to change the
voting procedures set forth by the class action
suit. Sanders advised them through ad written
memorandum, that it would require' the con-'
sent of the party orparties which filed the suit
or a counter suit would have to be filed seeking

to change the decree by the courts.
Board Chairman Michael Hammond sug-
gested the'Board set up a meeting with the par-
ties in the .suit to discuss with them the redis-
Stricting committee's recommendation.
Commissioner Peters responded, objecting
to even setting up a meeting to discuss the pro-
posal. Comm. Billy Traylor' questioned Peters
saying, "You will not even agree to set up a
meeting to hear this?"
Peters responded, "Single member districts
j is going to stay just like it is, and it's not going
to be changed."
Debating the issue with Peters and several
representatives from District Four who were
present at the meeting, Hammond explained
that the minority position would not be
Changed in the county. "There will still be a mi-
nority district." He pointed out that the minori-
ty position. would even be strengthened be-
cause they would not only be assured of the op-
portunity to elect a minority member to the

board but also be able to vote on the other four
members of the Board who would be elected "at
large" and voted on by the entire county, giving
minorities a political voice with all five commis-
Sally Jenkins and Isadora Blackshire spoke
to the Board as representatives of District Four
voters, asking the Board to leave the single
member district voting practice as it is.
Commissioner Billy Traylor made a motion
to the Board that they file suit seeking to
change the voting practices of the county. Com-
missioner Warren Yeager seconded the motion
for discussion purposes and told the Board
that it was his understanding there was cur-
rently a case before the Supreme Court con-
cerning single member versus at-large voting,
and recommended the Board wait until the
courts render a decision before they proceed.'
Traylor withdrew his motion pending the
court's ruling. Commissioner Nathan Peters re-
sponded, "Let's go to court."

Two Incumbents

Draw Opposition

In City Commission Election
Scheduled for May 9th
Two City Commissioners-one a veteran member of the
Board-will face opposition in Port St. Joe's upcoming mu-
nicipal election. The balloting will be to select commissioners
from groups one and two to serve two-year terms.
Veteran Commissioner Edwin G. Williams has opposition
in his re-election drive for the first time since coming to the
Board. Arlon Nick Ward and Damon McNair, Jr. have both
filed qualification papers to oppose Williams. The Star
learned yesterday as the qualification period ended. Wil-
liams has served for three successive terms on the Board
arid -has qualified to seekl-eeledtiori't-ili'fourtli ter.tiri."-
Group Twvo.
Charles Tharpe, finishing up his second term as Com-
missioner from Group One, has qualified for re-election and
will be opposed by Wayne White, State Attorney Investigator.
The other position to be decided in the May 9 election,
that of Mayor-Commissioner, will require no space on the
ballot as Mayor Frank Pate has qualified for re-election. The
veteran mayor is seeking his fifteenth two-year term as the
head of city government, the longest period of service by any
Port St. Joe elected official.

Frank Pa t Park Is Happy
Frank Pate Park sHapyHoliday Grounds
Kids crowd around the table, filled with prizes, at the Nixon and Tamara Laine. Held in Port St. Joe's recently ded-
-end of the First Annual Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday morn- icated "Frank Pate Park" on the shores of St. Joseph Bay,
ing, to claim their prizes for prize eggs found. Approximate- over 2000 Easter eggs were hidden-and found-by the
ly 150 kids turned out for the hunt, which was sponsored by horde of adolescents who scoured the park for the prize
the Retail Merchant's Association, and directed by Tonya eggs. See more pictures featuring the egg hunt on page 2B.

"Trashy Talk" Dominates City Meeting

Bill Wood Concerned About Existing Hazard to Kids On Old Locomotive

Trash was the topic of discus-
sion of the City Commission, as it
met in regular session Tuesday
night. Trash of the messy variety
and trashy treatment of the City's
ball park and public facilities,
concerned the Commissioners
and resulted in discussion on
"what we can do about it".
Residents of North Port St
Joe were issuing complaints
about people leaving the lights on.
the ball fields late at night and
barbecuing in. the stands, damag-
ing the seating. They told tales of
vandalism in which locks were
broken to gain entrance and gen-
eral mistreatment of the Installa-
Commissioner Johnny Linton
asked if the proposed walking
track for the Washington Recrea-
tion Center vicinity had been'
started yet as a matter of infor-
mation, suggesting that gates be
locked at night and police rou-
tinely patrol the area to see that
the lights were turned off.
City Public Works Superin-
tendent Frank Healy said the
vandalism wasn't isolated to the
parks under discussion. "We have
even had someone climb on the
roof of the rest rooms at the Little
League Park and toss a 2x4 down
the plumbing stack. All our facili-
ties are mis-treated at one time or
another," he said.
Commissioner Bill Wood said
not only were facilities mis-
treated, but the City had a dan-

gerous situation with the old loco-
motive on display beside the Cen-
tennial Building. 'The old train
has corroded metal all over' it,
with Jagged edges sticking out,
just right to injure some child.
We should put a fence around it
or 'repair it," he said. "It's a haz-
ard as it is now, even after we re-
paired and painted it about two
years ago."
Mayor Pate suggested that
Superintendent Healy inspect the
old train and bring a report of its
condition back to the Commis-

Woods added, "The kids love
it! I hope we can repair It so it will
be safe for them to climb on and
we don't have to get rid of it."
Mayor Pate noted the Police
Department monthly report listed
eight cases being made for im-
proper disposal of garbage and
commended Chief Richter for en-
forcement of penalties to ease a
long-time problem with the City.
Commissioner Edwin Wil-
liams .pinpointed problems with
trash in the alleys being Avenues

"A", "B" and "C". "People can't
seem to be able to get their trash
in the' can we have provided for
that purpose," Williams said.
Frank Healy said his people
clean. up the area periodically,
but observed, ."We don't get all
the way through the alley before
it is messed up again."
Police Chief Carl Richter said
his people would continue to
monitor this and other trouble
spots- inside the city for vi6la-
tions, filing charges against viola-
(See TRASH on Page 3)

Traylor Proposes Boat Ramp Use Permits

In the County Commission
meeting Tuesday evening, Comm.'
Billy Traylor requested the Board
consider establishing boat ramp
usage permits, similar to the
county's beach driving permits.
The permits would generate.
funds to repair existing boat
ramps throughout the county
and build new boat launching fa-
cilities that are needed.
Traylor said, "The county just
doesn't have the money to fund
the ramps without getting help
and that help should come from
those who use the facilities."
Traylor suggested residents
and property owners in the
county should pay one fee while
non-residents would be required
to pay a greater fee for permits to-

use the county's boat ramps.
Chairman Hammond sug-
gested a meting be set up with
Dale Jones, Regional Fisheries
Administrator for the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission, to
discuss the proposal.
Established May 8th as V-E
day to celebrate the 50th anniver-
sary of Victory in Europe as sug-
gested by Veterans' Service Offi-
cer Bo Williams.
Hammond recommended
looking into the purchase of
milled asphalt from C. W. Roberts
Contracting, which is resurfacing
portions of Highways 71 and 98
in Gulf County.
Decided to advertise for
emergency dispatch training for

911 system operators' as request-
ed by 911 Cooridinator Marshall
Followed County Adminis-
trator Larry Wells suggestion to
write letters complaining about
the distribution of FEMA and
HUD monies intended to help
those in need after the '94 floods.
*Accepted a bid of $1,775 for
two radar units for the county.
Gave the Gulf County Sher-
iffs Auxiliary $2,000 to go toward
the purchase of new equipment
for the organization.
Instructed the county's
Chief Administrator Donald But-
ler to notify Gulf Pines Hospital,
setting up contract negotiations
to continue furnishing ambulance
service to south Gulf County.

Work Progressing
Workmen are shown replacing storm drainage piping un-
der Highway 71 just east of the Woodward Avenue intersec-
tion in preparation to re-surfacing the street for the first
time since the late '30s. Drainage repairs are also scheduled
for other intersections on the street. Repairs are being made:
by a sub-contractor of C. W. Roberts Construction Company
of Hosford, who has the contract for the job, under supervi-
sion of the Florida Department of Transportation.





Earth Day

(25th Anniversary of Protection
Sees Earth Improving and Well)
SATURDAY IS "EARTH DAY" in this nation which contains
six percent of the-world's population. We have taken it upon our-
selves to save the world and protect it from being 'destroyed by
I For 25 years we hdve observed "Earth Day", starting with a
small number and growing to a majority of our people. We must
be doing a pretty good job, because scientists tell us the water
and air is becoming cleaner and rather than the condition of
Earth regressing, it is actually improving!
AMERICANS HAVE SPENT billions of dollars and literally
changed our life-style and many ingrained old habits to clean up
our portion of the Earth.
Even the third world nations,, with little or no resources to
spend on preserving ecosystems, is becoming cleaner and their
surroundings, better: Many. of the smaller nations are utilizing
their trash and our nation is getting into recycling, big time!.
A lady even came by The Star office the other day asking
where she could take several bundles of old newspapers to recy-
cle them. "I hate to just throw them away," she said. We were
able to guide her to the former compacter station on Industrial
Road, where the City would take her-old newspapers and recycle
them.. .
CONCERNS OF PEOPLE for over-burdening the Earth has
even spread to matters of overpopulation in third world coun-
tries. In the matter- of little over a decade, even Africa will begin
to decrease in their birth rate over current years, according to an
article in Parade magazine. After 'centuries of run-away birth
rates, that's major progress. The same article said the popula-
tion of the entire world would begin regressing, if current trends
FOR CENTURIES, MANKIND has treated the Earth and its
resources as if they were unlimited. Efforts of the past 25 years
have been a little too harsh in some instances, but we had to
learn as we went along. If we had not learned the hard way, it
may have been too late to recover after we had the knack of
properly protect "n, 'our.environment.

"Real Money!

THE FLORIDA SENATE made the newspapers last week
with their derring-do activities on the Legislative floor by unani-
mously approving a $39-Billion spending budget for the state of
Their actions must hot have been considered excessively dar-
ing, though, because it only made ,a 14-point head, among a
group of stories too important to leave out but not important
enough to warrant.being placed in the news section all by itself.
Placed about half way down the page of the Tallahassee Demo-
crat,.the story was hidden in a box labeled "Briefs" on page four
in section "C"-'-Whethertheltlentifidation word "brie'",-referred to
the size of the sum' of money or the time it took to arrive at the
figure, we don't know.
Quite an ignominious fate for a story of at least mediocre im-
portance. to those of us who pay taxes, anyhow.
The small article said the House and Senate would get to-
gether to hammer out an agreement which might be unanimous-
ly agreed upon by the House members, too. [The story didn't say
whether the House was leaning toward a larger or smaller ver-
sion of the budget.
IN THE MEANTIME, in the same issue of the newspaper,
automobile kingpin Lee lacocca and keeper of several billions,
Kirk Kerkorian had agreed to pool their pocket change and offer
the unassuming sum of $22.8-Billion for the acquisition of the
automaker lacocca and the federal government made into a vi-
able company after flirting dangerously close to bankruptcy.
That's 13.2-Billion less than it will cost to operate the state
of Florida for a year. Imagine, it is going to cost more to operate
the state government of Florida for a year than it will cost to buy
the mini-van company!
Try to put that into perspective if you can. Senator Everette
Dirksen said it best several years ago: "A billion here and a bil-
lion there pretty soon you're talking about real money!"


Hunker Down with Kes

,., Ricky tote his shoulder pads and
Helmet in after football practice. I
tell you from experience, it can be
rouih living with an older broth-
S' 'er. Ricky was free at last. lie was
'' even ,going to mo e into Nicky
Joe's big bedroom, but I think
SMrs. Stafford put the quietus on
If memory serves me correctly" that plan. She wanted things
there are three years separating "right' when little Nicky came'
Nicky Joe and Ricky Gene Staf-' home. You :know about mothers
ford. Doesn't seem like much and first born sons.,
now. But, in the spring of 1963 Nicky Joe dated Jennifer
with Nicky Joe off in college, and McAllister. She was,, without a ,
Ricky and the rest of us stuck, doubt,, the prettiest girl in the
spinning our wheels, in the 10th 'junior class. Now, don't get too
grade-well, three years was' -excited here; aside from Kay King
THREE YEARS back in those ,and maybe Martha Sue Mebane,
days. the pickings in that.class was a
Nicky Joe had gone off to play mite thin. Well, thin might not
baseball for one of the colleges up a'been the correct word ... .
in Nashville. He kind'a gave us all '". We'd gathered' up at lunch
hope. If the big university, could' marveling at how much turnips
find him over in this little place, and cornbread Mary E. Pendleton
we could be 'spotted" too. We re- and LaRenda Bradfield were put-
doubled our efforts on the dia- .ting away when I asked Ricky'
mond. Gene if he wanted to be a captain
Ricky Gene, of course, -was for this afternoon's ga-
the lucky one. No big brother "Can't play today, Kes. Moth-
around to beat on him anymore., er is taking me to Jackson to buy
No one to makehim run errands me a suit." ',
or to eat his 'tator tots in the "What do you need a suit
lunchroom. .Nicky would make, for?" I was trying to remember if

anybody had died.
I'm going to the junior-senior
'We re just sophomores
You're notiold enough to go to the
'"Well, Jennifer thinks I'm old
"Jennifer McAllisterl Nicky
Joe is going to bash your head int
Boy, when he comes home I want
to be there. We can sell tickets."
"Look guys." I think we'd
shook Rick a little, '"Jennifer is a
nice girl. She needs someone to
take her to the prom. Don't you,
think Nicky 'Joe would rather me
take her than Jerry Don Gleaton
or Junior Waldrup?"
Ricky' Gene had a point. J. D.
and Junior were about half wild. U
would t let my sister within a
hundred feet of either one of
them ... and I didn't even
have a sister! Still, I don't think
you can. take your big brother's
girlfriend to the prom.
"How you going to get her
thereyou can't drive?"
"She's picking me up.".
Wow, 1 didn't say anything
but Jennifer McAllister could
come by and get me anytime!

by Kesley Colbert

Civil War

FDR Would've Willingly Traded Riches for Two Good Legs

LAST WEEK, THE media was
noting the anniversary of Frank-
lin Delano Roosevelt's death. I
haven't thought about that event
for a long while and the trauma It
caused the citizens of this nation
at the time.
More people. were "shaken'
up" by the event of FDR's death
than were disturbed by John, F.
Kennedy's death. I believe. JFK
had his life snuffed out, of
course, :by an assassin's bullet
and FDR died from natural caus-
The 'thing which disturbed
the entire nation so much at,
FDR's death was the fact that he
,had just led the nation through
the most terrible of wars.
The war had been long, hard
and costly in both money and
lives. It took' a terrible toll on
FDR, who happened to be para-
lyzed from the waist down,
caused by a bout with polio.
He didn't let the paralysis
stop him, though.



Harry S. Truman assumed
his duties as President, finishing
tip the leadership role. for that
war and went down in. history as
the President who authorized the
dropping of the only atomic
bombs ever dropped on another
nation in anger.

FDR WAS AN inspiration
with his hat sitting jauntily on his
head, a wide grin always on his
face and his cigarette holder
poked upward at a jaunty angle
as if he didn't have a care in the
world. '
FDR was born to a privileged

situation. His parents were rich.
He married a woman, Eleanor
Delano, a cousin, who was also
FDR didn't want for anything
. except a pair of healthy,
strong legs. I can empathize with
him there. He spent a lot of that
wealth.he possessed to cure his
poor paralyzed legs and would
have willingly spent more if it
would have done him any good.
FOR was an active man and a
strong-willed man; just what this
nation needed to guide it through
five years of war.
The war took its toll on the

man, though. You could almost
see him aging before your very
eyes on the newsreel film which
he used so effectively to keep the
nation pumped up over the even-
tual outcome of the war.

March of Dimes. Using his para-
lyzed legs as 'an example of the'
horrors and damage that could
be caused by polio, Roosevelt es-
tablished a new charity, known
as the March of Dimes, designed.
to raise funds for research to find
a cure for the dreaded polio. '
The drive is still in existence,
but not to fight polio. It now fi-
nances research to find a preven-
tion and a cure for birth defects
in children.
FDR made Warm Springs,
Ga., a household word; especially
with the parents of polio-stricken
He founded and helped get fi-
nancing for the treatment in that

'location, for thousands of people
who had been stricken by the
paralyzing disease. It's still in op-
eration today, though on a much
s caled-down -level. The buildings
are'. still, there, testimony 'to the
numbers, of victims to the dis-
ease. '

FDR s little White House in Warm
Springs, Georgia? He died there
in the small white wooden cottage
where he went periodically seek-
ing treatment .of his useless legs
and to relax from the stress of
FDR. was sitting for his por-
trait when he died. It still sits,
unfinished, on the easel in the
small house, as if the artist had
just taken a break from his task.
The house itself is not unlike
many hIere in Port St. Joe. His
bedroom is small and simple with
a plain, three-quarter size bed
against one wall. The bedroom

and bath are equipped with
'"handicapped" bars, fastened to
the wall, but no.other frills are ev-
ident. : ,- 1 I
The President lived a spartan
life, when, he was in Georgia, at

I "WASTED" A DAY a couple
of years ago, on one of our several
trips to Callaway Gardens, to
swing by the Little White House
just to see what it looked like.
It was one of the best days I
have ever "wasted" in my life.
: It was especially .meaningful
due to the fact that I lived during
Roosevelt's entire 'presidency. I
was expecting something unusual
and instead, saw a very ordinary
home of an extraordinary man
who served in very trying circum-.
Imagine my surprise, last
week, to learn that I have lived
longer than that famous man
who died at age 63.

St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time .Ht.
I ,,, April 21 1:48 a.m. L -0.2 3:52 p.m. H 1.4
S. April 22 2:37 a.m. L -0.1 4:52 p.m. H 1.2
1 April 23 3:11 a.m. L 0.1 5:59 p.m. H 1.0
April 24 3:24 a.m. L 0.3 7:34 p.m. H 0.8
,, April 25 3:06 a.m. L 0.5 10:31 a.m. H 0.7
/ 4:57 p.m. L 0.5 10:40 p.m. H 0.6
April.26 1:46 a.m. L 0.6 10:01 a.m. H 0.9
6:22 p.m. L 0.3-
-- April 27 10:06 a.m. H 1.1 7:18 p.m. L 0.2)

'What's Nicky Joe think?"
"He doesn't mind. He trusts
me. Besides. he s way up there In
Nashville-there ain't nothing he
can do about itl Me and Jenny
are going to have a good time."
"Which one of you is taller?"
Yogi was studying on this thing,
'You can't take a girl to the prom
that's taller.than you!"
Ricky Gene pulled himself up.
to his full height, "It's pretty
"Are you going to kiss her
good night?" Yogi finally got down
to the question we'd all wanted to
"That is none of your busi-
I just happened to be over at
Ricky Gene's prom night. He
looked a lot older in a suit. And
you ought to have seen Jennifer
McAllister in that 'green dress!
Mrs. Stafford was out on the
porch taking pictures. I remem-
ber thinking, "Now, Nicky Joe is
going to love those."
Ricky didn't say much after
the, prom, other than how nice
Jenny was. Nicky Joe came home
in May and no one got killed. He
and Jennifer dated all summer.
Everything' was hunky-dory. I
reckon Ricky Gene was just help-
ing out big brother as "an availa-
ble stand-in."
(See KESLEY on Page 3)

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Richard Combs, Gulf County
Building Department, told the
Board of County Commissioners
he is on the look-out for contrac-
tors who do not have a license.
Combs said the problem with un-
licensed contractors arose in
south Florida after Hurricane An-
drew. The state began cracking
down on these contractors and
are looking for unlicensed con-
tractors in this part of the state.
He stated that any contractor
doing work in Gulf County has to
be .registered with the Gulf
County Building Department be-
fore they can do any work within
the county.
Unlicensed contractors can,
and will be, prosecuted by the
Building Department and face 60

(From Page 1)
tors as often as observed.
Ever since the City Hall has
been in existence, back .in 1948,
the meeting place of the Commis-
sion has been upstairs in the
meeting room.
This will change, effective
with .the next meeting of the
Board on May 2.
The. meeting place of the
Board has been moved to the Fire
Station, directly behind the City
The new meeting place satis-
fies a directive, from the federal
government to. -make their meet-
ing place accessible to the physi-
cally handicapped through instal-
lation of an elevator or escalator
to the second floor meeting hall.
The Fire Station meeting
room -is on ground level- and.
meets government standards
without the Commission having
to bear the expense of providing
facilities to meet' the government
In other business matters,
the Commission:
-Discussed a drainage prob-
lem in the area of Betty Drive in
Ward Ridge.
--Further discussed possible
financial arrangements for instal-
lation of sewer service at Ward

(From Page 2)
The following spring Nicky
was leading the league in hitting
and Ricky Gene again took Jenni-
fer to the prom. I didn't go. It was
Mary E. Pendleton or home--
chose home. I heard Rick and
Jenny danced up a storm.' -
And, again that summer
Nicky Joe and Jennifer were, in-
My senior year I finally made
it to the prom. It wasn't all that
great to be honest with you. The
food was Just so-so and the only
song the band could play was
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom
White. The highlight of the whole
. evening was ;seeing Jennifer
McAllister once again. She'd come
home from college to go to the.
pirom with Ricky Gene.
I graduated and left home the
following month. I really haven't
kept up much with the old gang.
It seems like Jenny moved back
and married one of the local guys.
I called Mother to find out. "Oh
yes, Jennifer is such a pretty girl.'
She lives out on the Como Road
and she married one of the Staf-
ford boys. l Ian't, remember, It
was either NIcky Joe or Ricky
Gene. .. ."

Still Wondering,

days in jail and a $500 fine. If
prosecuted by the state, they face
jail time and a $5,000 fine.
Combs requests anyone hav-
ing work done on their home, or
who contemplates having any
work done in the future, to check
with the Building Department to
ascertain if the contractor is li-

Homecoming at
Kinard is May 5
The annual Kinard Home-
coming is planned for Saturday,'
May 6 at the Kinard Community
Center on Highway 73.in Kinard.
-It will be from 10:00 a.m. until.
Throughout the day those at-
tending will enjoy live entertain-
ment. Everyone is asked to bring
their old photos with which to
reminisce of days past in the

From left: incoming Lions Club President Kenny Wood.
Belin and. outgoing president Dr. Frank D. May.


Dr. Beverly Baldwin
Dr. Beverly Baldwin, -age 53,
died Wednesday, April 12 in Crof-
ton, Maryland, at a local hospital.
Dr. Baldwin was born in Altha,.
She moved.to Port St. Joein 1953
from Coral Gables. Dr. Baldwin
was a professor at the University
of Maryland at Baltimore. She
was a member of the First Baptist
Church. Dr. Baldwin graduated
from Port St. Joe High School in
Dr. Baldwin, a prominent
scholar in gerontological/geriatric
nursing, was honored at the Uni-
versity of Maryland at Baltimore,
being appointed to the Sonya Zl-
porkin Gershowitz Chair of Ge-
rontological Nursing and named
as an "Eminent Scholar" of the
State of Maryland. The chair is
one of the few endowed chairs In
nursing and in gerontology at any
university in the United States.
A pioneer in the field of ge-
rontology and gere-psychiatric
nursing, Dr. Baldwin is a much
published author who has been
actively involved in research and
graduate education. She has
studied and written on: the im-,
pact of an aging society on Ameri-
ca's health care system and the
role that nursing will play as the
nation reaches the 21st century.
Dr. Baldwin earned a PhD in
Sociology from, the University of-.
Kentucky (1984); an MA in Soci-
ology from the University of New.
Orleans (1975); an MA in Psychi-
atric Mental Health Nursing from
the University of iowa (1970); and
a BSN from Northwestern State
University (1966). Prior to her ap-
pointment to the Gershowitz
Chair, Dr. Baldwin was an asso-
ci date professor of nursing and co-
ordinator of the Gerontological/
Geriatric Graduate Program in
the University of Maryland at Bal-
timore in 1980. She has heldfa-
culty posts at the University of.
Colorado and the University of
Kentucky. Dr. Baldwin was also a
project investigator which was in-
volved in seeing that the school of
nursing and the University of Ar-
kansas for Medical Sciences Col-
lege of Nursing have received a
three-year grant award of more
than $2 million from the National
Institute on Aging. for a hallmark'
research project designed to iden-
tify and reduce disruptive behav-
iors in elderly nursing home resi-
dents with dementia. This is the
largest research, award ever re-


ceived by a school of nursing fa-
culty. member and it recognizes
the pioneering work in this field
by Dr. Baldwin.
Dr. Baldwin is preceded in
death by her father, Noel Douglas
Baldwin. She is survived by her
mother, Malzie Baldwin of Port
St Joe; one brother, Douglas
Baldwin and wife Johahna of
Conroe, Texas. Nieces and neph-
ews include John T. Baldwin and
wife Brenda, Dr. Phyllis M. Snow-
den and husband Chip, Sara E.
Horton and husband Dr. Dennis
Horton, and Natania S. Cook and
husband Richard. Great nephews
include Joshua Horton, Timothy
Snowden, Benjamin Snowden,
Luke Snowden, Mark Baldwin
and Bill Baldwin. Other family
members Include two uncles.
John E. Baldwin and wife Mone-
tha of Paxton and Buddy Baldwin
of Altha; one great aunt, Anna-
belle Gaskin of Wewahitchka: and
numerous cousins.
Funeral services for Dr. Bald-
win were conducted Monday.
April 17 at 3:00 p.m., E.D.T., in
the First Baptist Church of Port
St. Joe with Rev. Gary Smith offil-
ciating. Interment followed in Hol-
ly Hill Cemetery.
: All services were under the
direction of Gilmore-Southerland
Funeral Home of Port SL Joe,

Enest Harden, Jr.
Ernest C. Harden, Jr., 80, of
Panama City, Beach, .passed
away April 12 following an' ex-
tended illness. He was a long-
time resident of Wewahitchka,
moving here from Chattahoochee,
where he was born.
He was a dairyman and for-
mer City Manager of Wewahitch-
ka. He moved to Panama City
Beach in 1977, where he was em-
ployed by Major Development
Company as an electrician and
air conditioning technician for dif-
ferent construction projects, one
of which was the Summit Condo-
miniums where he stayed on as
Maintenance Supervisor until his
retirement in 1990.
He is survived by three sons,
Ernest C. Harden. III and wife
Pam, Steve Harden and wife Nan-
cy, and Joe Harden and wife Alli-
son; seven grandchildren, Alyce
H., Montayne. Cody, Hall, Eliza-
beth, Charles, Angela, and Jenni-
fer Harden; two great 'grandchil-
dren, Maggie and B. J. Montayne:
and one sister. Marilyn Daniels of


A memorial service will be
held at St. John's Episcopal
Church in Wewahitchka on Fri-
day, April 21 at 4:00 p.m., C.D.T.
The family requests no flowers, .
but donations in his memory may
be made to a church or charity.
All services are under the di-
rection of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Wifliam Stuickland
William Mathew Strickland,
age 92, of Blountstown, died
Tuesday morning in the Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital. Mr. Strickland
was born in Bristol and had lived
in Blountstown for several years,
going there from Wewahitchka.
He was of the Baptist faith.
His survivors include: a
daughter, Billie Ruth Brock of
Sterling, Virginia; a brother, E. H.
Strickland of Bristol; a sister,
Bernice Duggar of Bristol; and
two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held at 9:00 a.m., C.D.T., Satur-
day at the Adams Funeral Home
in Blountstown.
All services are under the di-
- reaction of the Adams Funeral

Gulf Students
Hear "Magic",
Johnson Tues.

Tuesday evening, April 18, 20
students from the Gulf County
Juvenile Justice Afterschool Pro-
gram of Port St. Joe and Wewa-
hitchka attended the Florida
State University Distinguished
Lecture Series .to hear Earvin
-"Magic" Johnson speak at the .
Civic Center.
Two parents and Juvenile-
Justice staff, Melissa Ramsey.
Richard Hunter, Scott Johnson,
Pam' Owens,:. Deanna Kohl and .
Port St. Joe Police Officer Mark
Cutler and the :students were
sponsored by the Port St. Joe Po-
lice Department grant funding.


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The Port St. Joe Lions Club
was formed in April of 1955 by
Charter Members G.F. Lawrence,
Otis Pyle, Russ Chism, Dr. H. E.
Bartee, Alton Dendy, Ferrell Al-
len, Sr., John Kramer, J. T. Simp-
son, J. C. Price, Henry Campbell,
Doug Baldwin, Gordon Hallmark,
Welton Roche, Leonard Belin, Red
Gunn, Bill Tharpe, Billy Fleming
and Othal Whittle.
- The Lions Club is the world's
largest civic organization consist-
ing of over 1,417,944 clubs from
178 countries located throughout
the world. The Port St. Joe Lions
Club is a community service
oriented club whose primary
function is to promote sight con-
servation by assisting needy citi-
zens of Gulf County with the pur-
chase of eyeglasses and eye
examinations. In recent years the
Club has also focused its efforts
in assisting the hearing impaired
citizens of this County.
In addition to the above men-
tioned projects the Club -also con-
tributes financial aid to numer-
ous other civic activities including
a twelve hundred dollar scholar-
ship to aPort St. Joe graduating
senior. The' Port St Joe Lions
Club, has an'- active membership
of 38 members that meet weekly.
The Club receives Its funding by
conducting -several- fund raising
projects throughout the year and
would like to thank the citizens of
Gulf County for their tremendous
support throughout their many
years of service. .


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Couple United In

Candlelit Service

Theatre Auditions for Scholarships

The Division of Visual and
Performing Arts at Gulf Coast
Community College will hold au-
ditions for theatre scholarships
on May 3 from 3 to 5:00 p.m. Any
interested college student and
graduating high school seniors.

.are Invited to audition.
Participants will be required
to present two contrasting mono-
logues or one monologue and one
"For more information about
the scholarships. cal 872-3887.

A beautiful candlelight ser-
vice served as the setting for the
marriage of Stacey Nicole Wil-
liams and Bryan Jeffrey Butts on
February 25 in the sanctuary of
Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church. The Rev. David Fernan-

Garden Clubs Set
Spring Meeting
Torreya, Garden Club of
Blountstown will host the Spring
Meeting in District II of the Flori-
da .Federation of Garden Clubs.
Thursday. May 4th at the W. T.
Neal Civic Center. The meeting
will begin at 8:30 a.m., C.D.T.,
and adjourn about 2:30 p.m. A
catered lunch will be served to at-
tendees at noon. Iris Anderson of
Panama'City, Director District II
will preside at the meeting. Dis-
trict II, FFGC, is composed of
clubs from Blountstown, Bonifay,
Bristol, Chipley, Cottondale,
Graceville, Panama City Beach,
Lynn Haven, Marianha, Mexico
Beach, Panama City, Parker, Port
St. Joe, Quincy.. Sneads, Sunny
Hills and Vernon. Approximately
100 garden club members are ex-
pected for the meeting. Deadline
for registration is April 21. The
cost is $7.50 and it covers regis-,
tration, morning hospitality and
luncheon which will be catered by
Vivian Carpenter and Annette
Kenny Stewart of' Oglesby
Plant Laboratories, Inc. will
present an informative program
addressing such topics as ad-
vanced technology of tissue cul-
ture and new foliage available in
the industry. Following the pro-
gram by Mr. Stewart, workshops
will be held. In addition, each
club %will give a three minute re-
port on its activities and accom-
plishments of the year.

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

dez officiated at the 4:00 p:m.
double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Williams of
Port St. Joe, and the granddaugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Emory Bailey
of Port St. Joe, Mae Williams of
Wewahitchka, Carl Conrad and
the late Dorothy Grubbs, of Port
St. Joe.
The groom is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Wilbftr G. Butts of We-
wahitchka, and the grandson of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Butts, Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Garrett, Sr. and the
late Frances Garrett.
The bride, escorted by her fa-
ther, was .radiant in a, gown of:
candlelight satin, featuring an
off-the-shoulder long-sleeved bod-
ice accented with Alencon lace
and seed pearls. The sheath skirt
was split, and adorned with lace.
She carried a bouquet of silk
hunter green and off-white roses,
interspersed with babies' breath
and seed pearl hearts. ,
Serving as her sister's maid
of honor was Brandy Williams.
She wore a formal gown of hunter
green taffeta overlaid with lace.,
and carried an arm bouquet of
silk long-stemmed off-white roses
'with hunter green ribbon. Miss
Krista Parker, cousin of the bride,
was the flower girl and dropped .
flower petals along the aisle. She
wore a hunter green velvet dress'
trimmed in white lace. ;
Chris, Butts served as his
-brother's best man. He and the
groom were attired in black tuxe-
dos, accented with white rose
boutonnieres. '
Jacob Combs.: cousin of the
groom, was the ring bearer, and
wore a tuxedo similar'. to the
groom's. .. ,
Following the: ceremony the
bride's parents hosted a reception
in the fellowship hall of the
church, which was appointed
with the bride's chosen colors of
forest green and off-white.
A rehearsal dinner was host-
ed by the groom's parents on the
eve of the 'wedding.

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Wewa Woman's Club Met

for Final 1994-95 Meeting

The Wewahitchka Woman's
Club held the last meeting of
their 1994-95 meeting year on
April 12 at the Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative. In the absence of
President Betty Cudebec. Hazel
Bryant, First Vice-PresidenL
chaired the meeting. The devo-
tional was given by Joyce Maddox
and program chairman was Sue'
Sue demonstrated ways of"
decorating wreaths with 'usable
but discarded children's toys,
pages .from old telephone and
song books, pine cones and dried
banana tree leaves. Like many
other' club members, Sue is both
talented and creative.
Tweeta Gaskin and Dotte
Taylor will represent the club-at
the FR-RW.C. District 2484M19
Workshop to be held in 'Ctain-a
hoochee on May 18. hosted by
the Chattahoochee Woman's
Members who have not made .
reservations for the club banquet
to be held on May 23 at 6:00 p.m.
at the Gulf Coast Electric Cooper-
ative, may do so by calling Bunny



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,Announce Birth
,' Mitch and Angela Bouington
of Port St. Joe are happy to an-
.aounce the hirth of their daugh-
ter, Mary Caltlin Bouington. on
March 22. Mary weighed in at
eight pounds 12 ounces and was
21 1/4 inches in length.
Mary's proud grandparents
are J. W. and Betty Bouington of
Port St. Joe and Don and Diane
Latham of Crestview. Her great-
grandparents are Essie Trotter of
Apalachicola, William and Dessie
Latham, of Crestivew and Lyda
and Hewell Mayo of Okechobee.
Helping her parents welcome
her home was Uncle Mike Bou-
lngton of Port St. Joe.

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Mahler at 639-5379. The deadline
for reservations Is May 1.
This month's meeting host-
esses were Marti Larkin, lwveeta
Gaskin and Robbie Sexton. The
door prize winners were Betty
Holloway and Hazel Quick.

Bobby Wayne Linton
Tammy Lynn Forehand

To Wed
Mr. and Mrs. Ira R. Forehand
-of Wewahitchka have announced
the engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter. Tam-
,my Lynn Forehand, to Bobby
Wayne Linton. son of Philip
Wayne Linton and the late Thel-
jna Louise Linton, also of Vewa-
An April 21st wedding is
planned for 7:00 p.m., C.D.T.. at
the Worship Center on Second,.
Street in Wewahitchka. A recep-
tion will follow in the fellowship
hall.' All friends and relatives are
invited to attend.

Ladies Auxiliary
Meeting Held-

The John C. Galnous Ladies
SAuxiliary #10069 met on April 11
holding a short Joint meeting with
the V.F.W. Commander Coody
gave awards to Corky Barker and
Joan Phillips for meritorious and
distinguished service and further-,
ing the alms and ideals of the
The Auxiliary adjourned to
,, the meeting room and held elec-
tions with Joan Phillips remain-
Ing as president. Also discussed
at the meeting were some upcom-
ing events Including a yard sale
planned for April 22 at Seefeldt s
and a chicken dinner on May '19'
at the Post.

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Every Child Needs to be Immunized Against Childhood Diseases

Although public and private
health professionals in Florida
Succeeded in fully Immunizing
76.5 percent of the state's two-
year-old children in 1994-the
highest coverage rates: ever re-
ported-approxidmately one-fourth
of this- state's children are not
properly immunized against nine
childhood diseases and 'are at
risk from serious illness, hospital-
ization, and even death,. Depart-
nment of Health and Rehabilitative
Services Secretary Jlinm T.. ey
said as he announced National
Irifant Immunization Week in
"Immunization is bon of the
most basic 'preventative health
care services, yet many children
do not receive Immunizations
when needed," said'T6wey" 'This
leaves them unprotected from se-
rious diseases that can be pre-
Young people who want to
learn a trade can take .advantage
of opportunities provided by the
Job Corps. which announced a
new enrollment drive in the
Southeast, including Florida. re-
, cently. There are three Job Corps
centers in Florida-Jacksonville,
Gainesville and Miami.
"Job Corps provides young
people with the education and
training they need to get ahead
and become productive members
of society," said Melvin Collins,
Region IV Job Corps director.
"Job .Corps provides businesses
with a pool of well-trained and
highly motivated workers. We
have established a toll-free num-
ber, 1-800-733-JOBS, to provide
more Information to those inter-
ested in the program."
The program is available to
young people ages 16 through 24.
Job Corps provides basic educa-
tion and GED classes, as well as
vocational training and Job place-
ment. ,.
'We are finding more and
more young' vomen, entering Job
Corps to btraln for norf"t-rditional
skills like the construction trades
and heavy machinery, operation,"
said Collins. "In this,, growing
economy, there are many oppor-
tunities for young people if they
have the skills for the Job market
Job Corps provides those shills."
kJob Corps is primarily a resi-
deft al pr gram. ,wVrliding~ t.L-
de6ts with room, board and some
spending money while they learn.
Some Job Corps centers offer.
non-residential programs and
provide day care.
Labor Secretary Robert Reich
recently announced a "one strike
and you're out" policy, Imple-
mented nationwide, that estab-
lished a "zero tolerance" for vio-
lence or drugs at Job Corps
Theree are3 Job Corps cenf
ters' in operation In Alabama,
Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mis-
sissippi, North Carolina, South
Carolina and Tennessee. Depend-
ing' upon area of interest, Job
Corps applicants can be assigned
to any of the centers in the south-
eastern region.
Job Corps provides training
In health occupations, clerical
skills, food service, landscape
technology, forestry, retail, auto-
motive body repair and other
fields. It is part of the U. S. De-
partment of Labor's Employment
and Training Administration.

Tech Prep Comes
to Gulf County
Good News!l Tech Prep is
cbminig to Gulf Countyl On April
5 Tech Prep orientation meetings
were held at Port St. Joe High
School and at Wewahltchka High
School. Ed Sheffield. Director of
Applied Technology. Marisa Bra-
dy. Tech Prep Consortium Coordl-
nator and Bud Revlere. Director
of Haney Vocational Technical
Center, representatives from Bay
County, gave an overview of Flori-
da's Tech Prep Initiative.
Tech Prep Is an innovative
statewide program of technical
preparatory education. Statistics
Indicate that the Job market of
the future will need 20% profes-
slonals, 15% unskilled laborers
and 65% skilled laborers. Tech
Prep provides a means to train
students so that upon higli
school graduation, they will- have
a marketable skill and can enter
the world of work. Students will
also havhethe opportunity to con-
tinue their training via six-year
plans at Gulf Coast Community
College, Haney Vo-Tech or a four-

year university.
Surveys will be sent to GGulf
County's businesses and indus-
tries to determine the potential
Job market In two years. Data col-
ected from these surveys will
help our high schools develop ap-
propriate career paths, so that
our students Will: be better pre-'
pared for their futures in the
world of work.

National Infant Immunization
Week runs from April 22 through
April 29 and stresses the Impor-
tance of children receiving their
Immunizations. The week will
consist of various community
outreach programs designed to
inform all Floridlans of the Impor-
tance of Infant Immunizations.
Towey said children need to
begin their basic series of immu-
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Winners of the Career Week Coloring, Writing and Essay Contest shown above arei (front row, 1 to r)
Kindergarten-Courtney Cooley-ist, Angelica Dreisbach-2nd, Leland Ray-3rd; First Grade-Leah Tay-
lor-Ist, Daryl Black-2nd, Victoria McCall-3rd; (second row, I to r) Second Grade-Rachel Sweazy-lst, Ter-
rance Woullard-2nd, Sheena Bell-3rd, Travis Burge and Megan'Todd, Honorable Mention; Third Grade-
Joshua Watkins-lst, Jessica Ford-2nd, Moses Medina and Ashby Davis-3rd; Fourth Grade-Zach Roney-
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Career Week at PSJ Elementary

This week students at Port ,
StL. Joe Elementary have been
participating in Career Week. To
kick-off .Career Week a coloring,

writing and essay contest was
held prior to Spring Break. .The
topic for the contest was 'What
do you want to be when you grow

up?' Winners of the contest have
made appearances to display or
recite their.entry throughout this
week on 'The Good' Morning
Show" at the school.

Forest Research Meeting

Slated Saturday in Atlanta

The USDA Forest Service has
scheduled three meetings to gath-
er public input on forest research."
heeds in the South; following the
merger of the Southeastern and
Southern Forest Experiment Sta-,
tions into the Southern Research

Note of Thanks
Lula Wilson and family are
sincerely grateful for the prayers,
words .-of "supporL donations,
phone calls, cards and flowers re-
ceived from everyone including
members of the local churches
and organizations, friends and
YouE. kindness shown duririg
bur loved. one's crisis surely
-strengthened us in. our time of
Our prayers are with you al-'
ways. May God bless each of you.
Sincerely,. '
Lula Wilson and Fanily

Food Safety Tip
Microwave ovens aren't safe
for home canning. Microwave
ovens vary in power and operat-
ing efficiency, so they cannot be.
used. for home canning. As the,
liquid in ,a sealed glass jar heats.
and expands, pressure builds
and the jar may explode. In addi-
tion, microwave ovens do not pro-
duce uniform heating and all'
areas of the food may not receive
adequate heat treatment. That's
why precisely controlled heat is"
so important. To be sure any
cooked food reaches a safe
Internal temperature. check 'it
with, a meat thermometer in
several places avoiding fat and'

Ashley is
1 -One! [

Ashley Ja'kia

Ashley Ja'kia Robinson cele-
brated her first birthday on April
12 at her godparents' home. Help-
ing her in this joyous celebration
were her big brother Ash ton, god-
sister La'kia. special cousin
Christopher, and many other rel-
atives and friends.
Ashley is the daughter of Bo-
nita and Stephen, granddaughter
of Vivian Patten and L. A. Robin-
,son, goddaughter of Linda and
Johnny, special daughter of Mr.

Auto Accidents
Work Injuries

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Annm/Hand Pain
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Station. Atlanta will be the site of
the third and final meeting,
which will take place from 10:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday,.
April 22 at the Marque, 111 Pe-
:rimeter Center-West (404-347-
4663); .
The format will follow the For-
est Service Reinvention Town Hall
meetings of a year ago-breaking
Into small groups., where partici-
pants will discuss arid then re-
port their answers to two" ques-
tions: 1) What 'are the major
areas of research that the South-
ern Station should pursue in the
future? and 2) How can the Sta-
tion improve product delivery and.
customer service?.
Bryce Stokes, the stations
Strategic Planning Team Co-
Leader, said that the Team would
use, input from the meetings to
develop research strategies that
support forest management in.
the South, "Our purpose will be
to identify the Station's most im-
portant and least important pro-
grams, and to anticipate emerg-

ing priorities that we are not yet
equipped to address. For this we
need to hear from traditional re-
search users, cooperators, and
those customers who entrust the
Federal Government with the
management of their forest re-
After attending the meetings
in Baton Rouge and Raleigh,
North Carolina, Station Director
Peter J. Roussopoulos remarked-
on the thoughtfulness of input
from participants, "Our greatest
fear, that we would hear a list of'
pet projects, turned out to be un-
-founded. What we got was in line
with our own thinking with inven-
tory and forest health monitoring
high on the. list,; a -well as, ,man
agement of mixed stands for mul-
tiple objectives,. longleaf pine eco-
system restoration, fundamental
tree biology, use of fire in ecosys-
tem management., and the chalh
lefiges' of managing urban-forest
interfaces. I'm eager, to see if this
differs from the more urban per-
spective that we 'will surely get
from the Atlanta meeting."

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Chicken Wings
10 Wings 20 Wings
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Allergy season is once again.
upon us. The common symptoms
of red, itchy eyes, runny nose,
sneezing and coughing are be-
coming more prevalent as the
winter changes to spring.
During the late winter and
early spring in our county, vari-
ous trees, grasses and weeds
start to flower. and produce pol-
lens. These pollens are numerous
and very widespread, being blown
. about by the wind. .
The pollens are the primary,
culprits in producing the allergic
symptoms we know as "hay fe-,
ver". Everyone Is familiar with the.
"yellow dust" covering everything
late in February and into March.
This is the yellow colored pollen
from the pine trees. For those
that are affected for only 1 3.
months of the year, this is sea-
sonal allergic rhinitis. However,
for those unfortunate enough to
have many different allergic reac-
tions to numerous pollens, and
especially those reacting to,
molds, the condition can be year-
round perennial allergic rhinitis.
For those with mild, temporary
symptoms, over the counter and
prescription. antihistamines may
be sufficient to get them through
a short season. However, many
need to be diagnosed asto the of-
fending agents, and may need alV
lergy shots, in addition to antihis- ',
tamines, to control their
symptoms. This is especially true
of those with year-round or per-
ennlal allergy rhinitis.
If you are one of these per'-
sons, or if seasonal or perennial
rhinitis causes breathing prob-

As of April 15, 1995, the
Cemetery Committee of
Roberts Cemetery in
Honeyville, Florida will no
inn zr arcce pnt alications

lems, please consult with your ... .. ...
physician or physician's assistant for burial plots due to
for further work-up and treat- limited space;
ment of your condition.


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french fries, onion rings &
seafood (by request).

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Backyard Barbecue

Chicken & Ribs Nite
by Jimmy Johnson. Barbecue that just falls off
thle bone & melts in your mouth. ,
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In Full "Sneeze"

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Proper Mowing Height Is A

Key Factor In Lawn Care

We all know that watering is
an essential lawn care practice.
The next chore inevitably, is
mowing. Compared to some other
' landscape maintenance work,
lawn mowing is fairly uncompli-
cated. However, even the simplest
job can be done improperly. In-
correct cutting can ruin a lawn in
a hurry.
No matter what kind of grass
you have, mowing can make or

break your lawn. Naturally all
lawns need regular mowing for
the best appearance. But, mow-
ing too low weakens the grass,
and encourages the sod to thin
out. We have some hints to help
you avoid such problems. My in-
formation on cutting grass prop-
erly was provided by Extension
Urban Horticulture Specialist, Dr.
Robert Black, located at the Uni-
versity of Florida.

Track Team Competes In

Two Meets During Holiday
The boys' t ack team compet- Georgia, you are. only allowed to
ed in two track meets over the participate in three individual
spring break holidays. On April events. "With his 30 points we
12, the Sharks placed second would have 'scored 89 points and.
with 74 points in a five team meet would have placed first Instead of
at Mosley. Quincy-Shanks was fifth".
'first with 213 points. Mosley was Today, the track team will
third with 48,ay was fourth compete n a ten team meet at.
with 14, and Marianna was fifth Florida A & M University. This
with 10. will be the, last regular season
Placing first in the meet for event before next Thursday's dis-
,the Sharks were: Robert Williams, trict track meet.
discus, 139'0; Aritwione Allen,
high jump, 6'6 and 110 hurdles, Chle Fo c on
14.0; and Justin Summers, pole
vault, 8'6". Injury Prv nti
Jason Shoaf placed second in ,1on
the ,,pole vault, F'0. Governor Lawton Chiles re-
'Placing third were: Robert" cently signed a proclamation de-
Williams, shot put, 46'2"; Justin caring April-Brain and Spinal
Summers, discus, 117'7"; Gabe Cord Injury Prevention Month.
Clark, 800 meters, 2:03.8; Chris "As the temperature rises, the
Daniels, AntwIone Allen, Kelon number of brain and spinal cord
McNair and Andre Thomas, 400 injuries do too. Floridians need to
meter relay, 44.3. be aware of common ,causes of
Antwione Allen placed fourth these injuries in order to protect
in the triple jump with a leap of themselves and 'their children,"
40'9"; and Chris Daniels was said Chiles.
fourth in 100 meters with 10.9. The most common causes of
Placing fifth were: Chris Tay- brain and spinal cord injuries are
lor, shot put,. 39'10; Kelon traffic-related crashes, falls, vio-
McNair, long jump, 18'5 3/4"; lent behaviors and sports-related
John Bryant, high jump, 5'6" and occurrences. In Florida, -more
'300 hurdles. 42.6; and 1600 me- that 450 spinal cord injuries and
ter relay Kyle Adkison, Barry Ad- up to 20,000 brain injuries occur
kison, DC Jones, Michael Aguirre each year, according to Doug Ja-
with 4:02.7. merson. Secretary of the Depart-

Antwione Allen's time of 14.0
in the 110 hurdles set a new
school record and is also' one of
'the top times recorded In the
state this year.
Valdosta Invitational
On April 14, the boys' track
team competed against 12 other
schools in the Wildcat Invitational
in Valdosta, Georgia.
Valdosta placed first in the
meet with 81 points followed by
Lowndes County of Valdosta, sec-
ond with,79 points; Cairo third -
74; Monroe fourth ,61, and Port
St. Joe finished fifth with 59:
Scoring points in the meet for
the Sharks were: Robert Williams,
first, discus, 142'8" and seventh,
shot put, 46'3 1/2; CGabe Clark,
second, 1600 meters, 4:37.4 and
third, 800 meters, 2:06.6; Keion
McNair, 'John Bryant, Andre
Thomas, and Chris Daniels,
third, 1600 meter relay,- 3:31,9;
Chris Daniels, fourth, 100 me-
ters, 10.9 and 200 meters, 22.2;
Germain Clark, fifth, 3200 meter,
10:59.9 and sixth. 1600 meters,
4:46.9; John Bryant. sixth, high
jump, 6'0, and seventh in 300
hurdles with 42.4.
Antwione Allen participated
in four events, winning three of
them. He won the high jump -
6'8", the 110 hurdles 14.7, and
the 300 meter hurdles 39.5
(school record). He recorded an
Effort of 42'4":in the triple jump
but failed to place. Accord&i to
Coach Gowan, "Eecause of Allen's
participation In four indhidual
events, he was disqualified from
the meet and had to forfeit his 30
points." In Florida, you are al-
lowed to participate in as many
as five individual events. But in

ment of Labor and Employmen
Security. His agency, which 'Ir
cludes the state Division of Voca
tional Rehabilitation, has esUma
ed the initial cost of care fc
treating'and rehabilitating spina
cord and brain Injuries to be i
excess of $100,000 annually
These, injuries can result in per
manent Irreversible damage 1
the central nervous system, Irn
eluding brain damage and paraly
Secretary Jamerson provide
some tips on how to prevent suc
Buckle seat belts every time
when riding in a vehicle;
Observe traffic laws;
Wear bicycle and motorcycle
Do not drive or engage in rec-
reational activities while in-
toxicated; and
Use the "Feet First, First .
Time" approach when diving
into unknown water.
April has been designated b
the Department of Labor and Em
ployment Security, The Brain an(
Spinal Cord Injury Advisor
Council and The Florida Head In
jury Association as a month o
concern for Informing the public
Sof the dangers and consequence
of brain and spinal cord injuries
Prevention is the top priority.,

Ambulance Report
The Wewahitchka volunteer
ambulance service made a total c
44 ambulance runs for the montl
of February, 1995. Also during
the: month, volunteers logged ir
192 hours of service to area resi


Lawn grasses make their food
through a process called photo-
synthesis. To do this, they need a
good healthy leaf surface. If a
lawn is mowed too low, too much
of this surface is lost, and the
grass is unable to produce
enough food to maintain Itself.
The grass literally starves. When
this happens, the. sod becomes
very thin, (weeds can invade the
lawn), and the grass is more sus-
ceptible to insects and other pest
Proper mowing height varies
with each, grass, species. For ex-
ample, a fine-leaved Bermuda
canbe cut, as low as half-an-inch.
But, a coarse texture grass, such
as Bahia. or Saint Augustine,
would be practically destroyed by
such close cutting. So, it's impor-
tant to know how low your partic-
ular lawn can be cut without
damage. If you're not sure,' check
with your garden supply center
operator, or County Extension
Correct mowing frequency de-
pends on how fast your grass is
growing. During spring and sum-
mer, when weather conditions
usually encourage rapid grass
growth, lawns need to be mowed
rather often. On the other hand,
winter growth is slower. So, 'dur-
ing the cool months,' lawns need
fewer cuttings. Of course, a lawn
that's heavily fertilized will need
to be cut more often than one re-
ceiving minimal fertilization. Also,,
lawn grass species influences the
need to mow. A grass with a nat-
urally fast growth rate, like Ber-
muda, will need more' frequent
mowing than a. slow grower, like
Actually. your decision on
when to mow should be based on
the amount of growth since the.
last cutting, rather than the num-
ber of days which have elapsed.,
You should mow often enough so

Gulf County
Extension Service

Roy Lee Carter
I Agent

that not more than one-fourth to
one-third of the total leaf surface
is removed by each cutting. In
:other words, always leave more
than twice as much leaf surface
as you cut off..
Always use a. sharp, well-
adjusted mower. Dull blades do a
tremendous amount of damage.
Avoid mowing the grass when it's
wet. Dry grass is easier to cut,
and it doesn't clog the mower.
Also, it's wise to use the bag. at-
tachment of your mower to catch
clippings. If clippings are allowed
to accumulate on the lawn, they
tend to smother the grass, pro-
mote thatch buildup, and invite
insects and diseases.
Never cut grass back drasti-
cally. If your lawn has been al-
lowed to grow quite tall, you
should gradually lower its height
with successive mowings. This is
a common problem when grass is
left unattended during a pro-
longed absence-during an ex-
tended business trip or vacation.
If this happens, gradual reduc-
Sion is the only safe procedure.
Excessive, one-time mowing will
shock grass severely. Of course,
the best policy is to arrange for
regular lawn care while you're

TAFB Guard Demonstration
In Observance of Juvenile Justice Week

S For Juvenile Justice Week,
t- Boy Scout Troop' #351 and 'The
or Sincere Intelligent Sisters work-
In Marriott To
y: Hire Locals
. For Employment
Due to the limited number o
positions -Marriott Bay Point Re-,
s sort needed to fill, many of those
h who-applied and were qualified to
'work, were riot hired' Marriott is
now ready to hire from 18 to 24
people to work full time. The van
pool is still in service to transport
workers to and from their jobs at
the Marriott. If you want more in-
formation, call Mary Clas at.the
Jobs & Benefits Center at 229-
Thee are many positions to
fill and many people were consid-
Sered in the previous interviews at
the J & B Center in Port St. Joe.
Take advantage of this unique
y employment opportunity and
_- come to interview at 9:00 a.m.
d April.25.

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Mounting Valve Stem Sales Tax
Computer Balancing Disposal Tax,
City Pickup Fee


Phone 227-1105

ing Toward Equity, Respect and
Success (S.I.S.T.E.R.S.) Club
were honored with a flag demon-
stration from the Tyndall Air
Force Base Honor Guard.
i The youth participated in a
professional technique of folding
the American flag during which
they received valuable informa-
tion regarding loyalty, 'respect
and'honest.y forthe-flag., "'.i.'-
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SPhone 227-1156

Seniors to Sell
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens will be selling those deli-
cious BBQ beef sandwich plates
on April 21st at the Wewahitchka
Senior Citizens Center from 11:00
a.m. until 1:00 p.m., C.D.T. You
may eat in or take it home with
The dinner will consist of a
large BBQ beef sandwich, potato
chips, pickles and iced tea. The
price is only $3.00 per plate.
All proceeds will be used to

BBQ inWewa
help pay for the senior citizens
meals program. Please call 639-
9910 to place your advance or-
der. They will be delivering plates
to local businesses.

Kiwanis Charity St.Joseph's Bay
4-Man Select Shot


Sat., April 29

Choose your own team. Men, women, and students wel-

Entry fee is $30.00 per player or your business may
sponsor a team. Fee includes greens fee and cart.
Send team, list of players and handicaps along with en-
try fee to Steve Richardson, Box 910, Port St. Joe, Flori-
da 32456 or given them to Buddy Renfroe at P.O. Box
666, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Teams may have one player with 'a handicap of 1-12 or
under; 2,18-13; and 1,19 or over.
First Prize will be 4 $50.00 gift certificates.
Second Prize will be 4 $40.00 gift certificates.
Third Prize will be 4- $25.00 gift certificates.
Gift certificates are good at any' merchant in Gulf



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Donation: $30.00 per player

Handicap I

530 Fifth Street

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Friday and Saturday

April 21 and 22


SSt. Joe Papermakers Federal Credit Union is offering

special interest rates for vehicles purchased in this sale
to qualified applicants.

New Car Rates
(Includes '94 & '95 Program & Lease)

66 months 9.50%

60 months 9.25%

48 months 8.75%



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The decibel measures the smallest amount of sound
which the human ear can distinguish. According to the
American Medical Association, anyone subjected to more
than a couple of hours per day of noise which is in excess of
90 decibels should use an ear protection device.
But, even a lawn mower can cause a temporary loss of
hearing, as well as the electric amplifier used by so many
teen-age musical groups. Recent studies show that 120
decibels or more are common with amplified rock music.
The first sign of hearing loss is the high pitched sounds. The
next tell-tale sign is complaining about the loss of hearing
of TV or a stereo. If you suspect a loss of hearing have your
doctor give you a hearing test.
scriptions, health needs and other pharmacy'products.
We consider this trust a privilege and a duty., May we be
your personal family pharmacy?"
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Buzzett's Drug Store
317 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe
Convenient Drive-Through Window
Revlon Cosmetics Carlton Cards Russell Stover Candles
229J _771

Wewa Girls #1 In State; Win

Win 20th Consecutive Game

Wewahitchka's girls softball
team vaulted into first place posi-
tion in state 2A rankings Tuesday,
with a 8-5, victory over Blount-
stown. It was the team's 25th win
against only one defeat this sea-
Thelma Bryant tossed a one-
hitter at the Lady Tigers for, the
team's 20th consecutive win.
Bryant struck out 11 batters

and walked 10 in going the route
, of seven innings.
Diana Taunton was- four for
four at the plate with a triple and
two RBI. Amy Pridgeon was three
for four and four RBI and Kelli
Jones. added two. singles. The
Lady Gators had 12 hits against
the Tigresses.
Wewa 303 010 1-8 12 1
B'town 011 003 0-5 13

The team's record now stands
at 17-4 overall and 7-1 in district
Sneads 000 100 0-1 2 2
Wewa 000 030 x-3 2 2

Lady Sharks Lose
District Game
The Lady Sharks went down
in defeat Tuesday, against a
strong North Florida Christian
team in Tallahassee. NFC put the'
game on ice when they scored six
times in the first inning, on. the
way to their 19-9 win.
The Lady Sharks battled back
with.a single run of the leaders in,
the third inning, but a seven run
outburst by NFC in the fourth
was too much for the Sharks to
Alyson Williams was two for
three with a'n RBI and Karen
Clark two for three with two trip-
les and two RBIs for Port St. Joe
as the team collected nine hits.
The Lady Sharks host Ruth-
erford at 3 p.m. Thursday.
PSJ 051 21- 9 9 4
NFC 620 74--19 13 4

Tournament to
Benefit Muscular
Dystrophy Set
The Annual.Muscular Dystro-
phy Softball Tournament will be
held on Saturday, May 27 at H.
G. Harder's Park in Panama City
and will begin at 8:00 a.m.
The tournament will be dou-
'ble elimination, two home runs
and' an out, for Open Men's
Class. The fee will be $100 per
team. This is not a sanctioned
tournament.. .
For more information and
registration, call. (904) 722-4740'
or (904) 763-5628. The deadline
for registration is May 22nd. All
proceeds will go to Muscular Dys-

The Wewahitchka Gators
continue to win, their latest vic-
tim being Sneads, Tuesday. The
Gators turned only two hits into
three runs, to take a 3-1 decision
over Sneads.
Tony Madrid scattered two
hits and struck out 11 as he
worked the full seven innings for
his fifth win.
The Gators' big fifth inning
put them on top when bases-'
loaded walks scored two runs and
a fielders' choice plated the third.
The Gators are now sixth in
state rankings as they prepare to,
host Apalachicola today at 3:00

Gulf County Guidance Clinic. Inc. has
an immediate opening for a.Crisis
Counselor. Duties: ho'rne visits, small
group presentations, crisis .interven-
tion and consultation. Min. req.: A
bachelor's degree in a mental health
discipline and completion of all HRS
screening. Apply to: Gulf County
Guidance. Clinic, Inc.. 311 Williams
Ave., Port St Joe, FL 32456. E.O.E.
S 2tc 4/20

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(904) 785-5221
2251 W. 23rd St.
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Sharks Win Citizens Federal Classic

The Sharks used three pitch-
ers to defeat Chattahoochee last
Thursday to take the champion-
ship of the Citizens' Federal Clas-
sic. Apalachicola nipped Carra-
belle 8-5 to win the consolation
Keith Saleh, 'Russell Young.
and Ryan Yeager each threw for
two innings in the six-inning
game, with Saleh earning the win.
Port St. Joe exploded for nine
runs in. the second, to go ahead
to stay, after a scoreless first in-
ning. The Sharks collected 13'
hits off two Yellow Jacket pitch-
ers. ,

Shark hurlers allowed only
three hits to the Jackets.
Cameron Likely and Yeager
each had three hits for their team
as they coasted to their 12th win
of the season. Wayne Summers
added two singles for the Sharks.
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In their opening game of the
Citizens' Federal Invitational, the
Sharks defeated the Apalachicola
nine in five innings in a run-rule
shortened contest. The Sharks
won the game 11 -1.
Des Baxter went the entire
game on the mound, allowing the
Franklin County team only one
hit and striking out four. It was
Baxter's' first complete game of
the season. He had pitched only
sparingly this season, mostly In

The Sharks started out like
gangbusters, scoring six runs in
the first inning. They bunched
four more runs in the fourth in-
ning to take their thirteenth win
of the season.
Cameron continues to swing
a big bat for the Sharks going
three for three. Wayne Summers
tagged two hits, including a dou-
ble; Brian Jenkins and ,Charlie
Lanford each had two hits. Doyle
Crosby had two RBIs on his dou-
ble and Ryan Yeager hit safely

Dizzy Dean Played

First Games Friday
The Port St. Joe, Dizzy Dean a walk and three hits.
baseball team opened its inaugu-. Leading hitters for St. Joe
ral season this past Friday night were James Daniels, three for
against the Panama City Pirates four with three RBI's; Ryan Ste-
select 13-year-old team at Daffin' phens, two four, and Jim Fal-
Park in Panama City. .- son, one for two with three RBI's
St Joe split their opening on a bases-loaded triple.
S Joe split their opening In the night cap, St Joe lost
doubleheader, .winning the first to' the nighrates 11-3. Joey Mastro
game 8-7, in a come from behind was credited with the loss.
Victory. Panama City scored four was credited with the for St. Joe
runs in the bottom of the first in- I Leading hitters for St. Joe
ning, but St Joe scrapped back three James Daniels, one for one
to earn the win. with '.a triple and an RBI and
James Daniels started on the Brian Goebert, one for two with a
mound for St. Joe, pitching four a double.
strong innings, giving up only St. Joe will play this Friday
three hits, while striking out five night at 6:30 against the Lynn
and walking one. Ashley Ste- Haven select 14-year-olds and the
phens picked up the win In relief, Panama City Pirates' 14-year-olds
while recording three strikeouts, at Daffin Park.

Bullseye Pistol Match Held at Gulf
Rifle Club; Upcoming Events Set

The Gulf Rifle Club held their
monthly Bullseye Match on Sun-
day, April 9. Shane Semmes.
from the Gulf Correctional Insti-
tution, was the match winner;
with a fine score of 560 out of a
possible 600 points. The second
place trophy went to Gulfaire res-
ident David Whitfield with a score
of 528. The next Bullseye Match
will be held on the second Sun-.
day of the month. May 14, start-
ing at 5:00 p.m. All handgun
shooters are invited to participate
in any of the matches.
Several other handgun
*matches are scheduled for next
month. The monthly PPC Match
will be held on the first Saturday,
May 6, starting at 9:00 a.m. A
Hunters Pistol Metallic Silhouette
Match will be held on the third
Sunday, May 20, starting at 9:00
a.m. Trap shooting is still on
Sunday afternoons starting at
3:00 and on Thursdays at 6:00 in
the evening.
For additional information

about the Rifle Club's activities,
call Yank Lyle at 227-1323, John
Fadio at 229-8421. or Carl Chan-
dler at 227-31.71.

Sponsor Softball
Tourney Apr. 29
The youth department of Phil-
adelphia Primitive Baptist
Church is having a Class C & D
softball tournament on April 29.
Entry fee for the tournament will
be $100.
For more information, call
Beverly Quinn -at 229-8098 or
Brenda Farmer at 227-7208.

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This is a great advantage,
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use a special bonding material

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tooth look "like new" again.
The acid .used is so mild
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And the restorative material
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Best. of all, your teeth can
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speak or flash a smile. Best of
all, it can be done in one of-
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Prepared as a public ser-
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The Sharks scored their 11
runs on 11 hits and three Apa-
lachicola errors.
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The Sharks blanked the
Blountstown Tigers Saturday.
dumping the Tigers 9-0 for their
thirteenth win of the season.
Lefty Russell Young tossed a
complete game against the Tigers,
scattering seven hits and whiffing

The Sharks collected 12 hits
on their way to a district win. The
team scored five runs in the first
inning to take a commanding
lead and never looked back.
First baseman Doyle Crosby
was the leading hitter for the
Sharks, with three safeties.
Cameron Likely, Jeff Player and
Charlie Lanforo, each had two, in
the winning effort.
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Kneeling,' from left: Charlie Lanford, Jeff Player, Russell
Russ, Jesse Colbert, Keith Saleh, Russell Young and Jeremy
Dixon. Standing: Coach Duane McFarland, Jarred Patterson,
Wayne Summers, Adam Griffin, Brian Jenkins, Des Baxter,
Doyle Crosby, Cameron Likely, Ryan Yeager and Coach
Chuck Gannon.

Lifting Team 7th In State

The Port St. Joe High Shcool
weightlifting team finished sev-
enth out of 24 teams in the state
Class 3A weightlifting meet.
Coach Curtis Ray sent 12 qualifi-
ers to the state meet, the most
since 1989 when the Sharks were
state runners-up.,
The qualifiers for this year
were: Robert- Williams, who

placed third in the 219 wt. class;
Dave Davis, who placed third in
the 139 wt. class; Shannon Gant.
who placed sixth in the 129 wt.
class; Matt Roberson, who placed
sixth in the 1.69 wt. class along
with Mandrika Miller, Jarnaall
Fenn, Rocky Quinn. J. J. Gainer,
Luke Thomason. Ninamdi Frazier,
Chris Taylor and Carlos Best

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County, Wewa Join to Pen Disaster Plan for Flood Damage

In reaction to repetitive losses
incurred in natural disasters
such as flooding in areas of Gulf
County, the governments of Gulf
County and Wewahitchka are
combining efforts to address haz-
ard mitigation efforts within their
jurisdictions. Formed in late
March, this Task Force repre-
sents local interests and is com-
posed of several members of the
cormmnunity, both private citizens
and government officials.
The purpose of the, Task
Force is to discuss hazard mitiga-
tion options and pursue any state
or. federal grant opportunities.
Additionally, the Task Force will
be guiding the development of a

The Port St. Joe Kiwanis .
Club. Hardee's and Gulf County ,
Health Department join forces to
stress the importance of immunri-
zations during National Infant Im-
munizaUon Week, April 22-29i
A poster contest, open to chil-
dren in kindergarten through the
sixth grade, will offer three great
-prizes that have been donated by
the Kiwanis Club. First prize will
be $25.00, second prize $15.00
and third prize $10.00.
Posters should be turned in
at either the Health Department
in Port St. Joe or in Wewahitchka

Attention: Parents
of 1995 PJGrads
The Project Graduation fund
raising is completed
SIt. is now time to organize:
committees and actually start
working on the project itself..
There will be a meeting Mon-
day, Aprdi 24th at 6:30 p.m. In
the -Media Center-at the- Port St: -
Joe High School.
This- meeting is to organize
the following committees: decora-
tion, food, door prizes, and enter-
tainment There is a place for eve-
ry parent MEN with tools in
hand will be needed and there is
much work to be done by the LA-
DIES also
Mark your calendar and be
sure to attend this meeting and
offer your help. If you cannot at-
tend, but would like to serve on.
one of the committees, call Cathe-
rine Collier, after 3:30 p.m. at

Firm Honors A
Local Van Driver
Nine van operators have been,
honored by United Van Lines as
"Van Operators of the Month" for,
February, announced Richard
: McClure. executive vice president
of United Van Lines in St. Louis,
Missouri. The recognition ac-
knowledges excellent perfor-
mance in the areas of operational
proficiency, cargo claims preven-
tion, customer service and safety.
Winners are selected in each
category of the van line's trans-
portation service including house-
hold goods, special commodities
and Safe-Guard. The Safe-Guard
business segment comprises elec-
tronics, trade shows/exhibits/
displays, high-value items requir-
ing special handling and the Fast-
Path express service.
As part of the Master Lease
Fleet, local resident, David H.
Mimms was. selected among the
top three operators in the Safe-
Guard transportation service cat-
Mimms works for Larmore
Moving Systems out of.Wilming-
ton, Delaware. Mimms is a resi-
dent of Port St. Joe.

Peterson's Rep.
to Visit Monday
U. 'S. Congressman Pete Pe-
terson, has announced that Ken
-Davis, a representative from his
Panama City district office, will
visit Port St. Joe to meet with
constituents from 3:30 p.m. to
4:30 p.m., E.D.T., Monday, April
24th in the County Commission
Meeting Roqm at the Gulf County
Peterson said Davis, who will
be visiting Gulf County monthly,
will provide information and help
to residents with questions and
problems related to the federal

joint Gulf County and Wewa-
hitchka Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Presently, the Task Force is fo-
cusing its attention upon the de-
velopment of the Hazard Mitiga-
tion Plan and the writing of a
State Hazard Mitigation Grant ap-
plication. The development of the
Hazard Mitigation Plan is a neces-
sary component of the State Haz-
ard Mitigation Grant Program ap-
plication. Writing the plan and
application involves a lot of hard
work. Such necessary activities
include door-to-door data collec-
tion, numerous meetings .to gain
consensus of community goals
and objectives, and extensive
background research.

by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April
28th. Winners will be announced
on Monday, May 1st.
For information about immu-
nizations or the poster contest, "\
call the Gulf County Health De-
partment in Port St Joe at 227-
1276, or in Wewahitchka at 639-

The idea of hazard mitigation
is a new approach to emergency
management that the federal gov-
ernment is now actively support-
ing. Instead of rebuilding and re-
pairing structures to* their pre-
damaged status, the concept of
hazard mitigation involves remov-
ing people and structures out of
harm's way by rebuilding struc-
tures in areas where they would
be less vulnerable to natural haz-
ards in the future.
The Federal: Emergency Man-
agement Agency has allotted al-
most $3 million to the State of
Florida for the purpose of promot-
ing hazard mitigation efforts. This
is the Hazard Mitigation Grant

Program that the Task Force is
presently focusing their efforts
on. This grant is a competitive
grant which means that it is pos-
sible that some eligible communi-
ties may not receive any funds for
mitigation efforts. This is why the
Task Force is working hard to
submit a good application and
plan for Gulf County and the city
of Wewahitchka since the dead-
line for submittal is May 5.
The next Task Force meeting
is scheduled for May 1, at 9:00
a.m., C.D.T.. on the second floor
of the old Gulf County, Court-
house in Wewahitchka. The gen-
eral public is invited to attend.

HRS Board to Fill District Vacancies

Two residents from the 14
county region that makes up HRS
District 2 are sought to fill two
seats on the area's Health and
Human Services Board. The nom-
ination and selection process is
underway to fill the vacancies
created by the resignation of the
Board's Liberty County represen-

tative and an at-large member.
Residents of Bay. Gulf. Franklin,
Calhoun, Holmes. Washington.
Gadsden. Jackson, Liberty, Leon,
Jefferson, WVakulla, Madison and
Taylor counties are eligible to ap-
ply for either seat.
The HRS District 2 Board was
created in early 1993 as part of

the reorganization of the Depart-
ment of Health and Rehabilitative
Services. It,was established.to in-
crease local control over how
money is targeted and spent to
meet community needs. As re-
quired by law, Board members
represent this area's population
with respect to age,. gender and
ethnic background, and have
demonstrated an interest in meet--
ing community health and hu--
man service needs.
Applications will be reviewed
by a committee of persons select-
ed by the chief circuit judges.
school boards, county commis-
sions and the Governor. The com-
mittee will then recommend three
candidates for each vacancy for
Governor Lawton Chiles to ap-
point to the at-large seat and for
the Liberty County Commission
to fill the Liberty County vacancy.
Persons who have previously

applied f6r' Board membership,
need not reapply as all applica-
tions are retained on file and con-
sidered in the selection process.
The deadline for new applications
is May 15. For more Information
on how to apply for Board mem-
bership, please contact Ima
Brown at (904) 488-0569.
In Florida, more than 3,000
health care providers and 1,366
health care facilities' have en-
rolled in the VFC Program. Chil- *
dren eligible for free vaccines are
those without health Insurance,
with insurance but their policy
does not cover Immunizations.
Native Americans. Alaskan Na-
tives, or Medicaid clients.
"Immunizations are essential
to ensuring our children get a
healthy start in life, and National
infant Immunization Week pro-
vides us the opportunity to make
that start happening," said Tow-

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About one hundred and fifty kids, some with parents,
turned out on a perfect, bright, sunny morning Saturday at
the Frank Pate Park to join in a community Easter egg hunt.
It was the first egg hunt to be sponsored by the Merchants'
Association and according to Egg Hunt Chairman, Tonya
Nixon, and Tamara Laine, "It won't be the last!"
Both Nixon and Laine were well pleased with the initial
turnout of the affair held on the shores of beautiful St.
Joseph's Bay. The youths "hunted" for 2,000 gaily colored
Easter eggs and were able to find them all in about 20
minutes. There were 100 gold and silver eggs, which were
good for prizes to the youths and children finding them.
Nixon stated following the hunt, "All the kids seemed to
have a good time. I know we enjoyed preparing the affair for
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Gulf Pines Hospital's Aim is to

. Provide Quality Care. for Area

Gulf Pines Hospital has had a
struggle to survive even before
the name was changed from "Mu-
nicipal. Hospital". Robin Michels,
director of marketing for the facil-
ity under its present ownership,
told the Rotary Club Thursday,
attempts are being made to make
the healing center more desirable
to area citizens.
'We are just completing an
extensive remodeling program,
making the building more Inviting
and improves our capabilities to
care for the medical needs of the
community," she said. Involved in
the remodeling, are such cosmet-
ic improvements as a new paint
job inside, a new lobby and wait-
ing areas which provide soothing
surroundings and a more pleas-
ant atmosphere for patients.
Work is progressing on the
grounds and the outside of the
building, also.
A new laboratory has been in-
stalled along with a complete op-
erating physical therapy depart-
In addition to new "things",
new people are also being hired to
staff the different levels of medi-

Exercises at GCCC
Commencement Exercises for
Gulf Coast Community College
will be held on Thursday. May 4,
at 8:00 p.m. at the Marina Civic
Center.in Panama City.
Guest speaker for the cere-
Smony will be Michelle Atkinson, a
GCCC graduate who received a
LeRoy Collins Outstanding, Com-
munity College Alumni Award giv-
en by Florida Association of Com-
munity Colleges in 1994.

RIC Flyers Club
Meets Tonight
The Five Points R/C Flyers
will hold their monthly meeting
Thursday. April 20 at 7:00'p.m.
at .the Gulf County Public Library
in Port St. Jo .
Members are urged to come
to this meeting. Also, any other
interested individuals are invited
:- and welcome to attend.
For more information, call
Norman Bixler at 227-7404, or
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cal care. A new physician, Dr.
Vincent Ivers, has recently joined
the staff. Dr. Ivers specializes in
family practice care, internal
medicine and cardiology.
Ms. Michels said a surgeon
would be arriving within a week.
Dr. Scott Smith, a trained and ex-
perienced surgeon has been con-
tracted by Gulf Pines to locate in

Port St. Joe. 'We will be capable-
of doing many of the, more com-
mon procedures here in Port St.
Joe, eliminating the need to go to
another hlispital for many surgi-
cal needs," Michels said.
Michels said Gulf Pines is
gearing up to be a real,hospital to
serve this community and its
medical needs.

l Teenage Pregnancy
Prevention Week
April 23-29
Elizabeth C. Jones, M.D.

The following resolution has been passed by the Florida
Legislature. I. have highlighted the all important first and second
paragraphs. With so much written I do not know how anyone can
be unaware of the problem. Until it becomes unacceptable for
children to have children the problem will persist.
WHEREAS, we the citizens bf the, state of Florida, believe
that the children of this state should be born healthy, grow up
in a safe and nurturing environment, experience educational
success, achieve economic independence, and reach their
fullest potential in life; and,
WHEREAS, teenage pregnancy and parenting increases the
likelihood of low birth weight, developmental delays and
disabilities, and child abuse and neglect; for the infant; and,
disruption of education, decreased income potential, economic
dependence on welfare, and. subsequent pregnancies in -the
teenage years for the mother; and,
WHEREAS, in each of the last seven years, more that 17,000 of
Florida's children from ages 10 through 18 years have given birth to
.children; and,
WHEREAS, a summit on the prevention of teenage pregnancy
which included private and public representation from around the
state, identified public awareness as an important strategy for
addressing this problem: and., ..
WHEREAS, the state of Florida should further focus its
attention on the 'prevention of teenage pregnancy by building
awareness of the nature, extent, and consequences of the problem;
building linkages between local, state and national resources; and
calling itscitizens to action in their communities to address this
critical Issue; and,.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Legislature of the State .of Florida,
hereby proclaims the week of April 23 through 29, 1995, as Teenage
Pregnancy Prevention Awareness Week.
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Senior Citizens'
Information Booth
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
'zens Association will be setting
up an infonnation table marned:
by their staff at Frank Pate Park
on April 28th from 11:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m. The park is adjacent to
First Union Bank on Highway 98
in .Port St. Joe.
The purpose of the "booth"' is
to provide information to older
men and women and their fami-
lies about the services and pro-
grams available through the asso-
S"Everyone is Invited to stop by
and visit them as they continue,.
to seek ways to help the elderly of
this county.

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Students planning to attend
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now for financial aid.
Florida students who will at-
tend Florida institutions full time
should apply for the Florida Stu-
dent Assistance Grant no later
that May 15.
The application ,deadline for
Gulf Coast Community College
Foundation Scholarships is June
1 for the 1995-96 school year.
GCCC applicants who delay
filing until the last weeks before
school begins in the fall will not
receive funds before the semester
begins. Many of the major univer-
sities have priority consideration
deadline. dates for applicants set
several months in advance of the'
beginning date for the fall semes-
ter. Those who complete their fil-
ings by that deadline have an ad-
vantage in the competition for
limited funds.
To assist students in com-
pleting the applications for stu-
dent aid, the Gulf Coast Commu-
,..'ity College Financial Aid Office
offers 45-minute "How to Apply"
workshops available free to stu-
dents and their parents. Ad-
vanced registration is not re-
quired for workshop
participation. Students wishing to
attend any workshop should
gather in the lobby outside the Fi-
nancial Aid Office a few minutes

before the hour.
Workshops will be held on
April 20 at 2:00 p.m.; April 26 at
7:00 p.m.; and April 27 at 2:00
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the student's and family's income
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This month's regular meeting
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In April of 1993, a group of
men met to discuss the possibili-
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Faith Christian School. It was
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Zion Fair Will
Mark Pastor's
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Everyone is cordially invited
to'j6in members of Zion Fair Mis-
sionary Baptist Church in the cel-
ebration of the fourth anniversary
of their pastor, Rev. Frank Jones
on Sunday, April 23rd.
, Speakers for the day's servic-
es, will be Minister Chester Davis
of Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Church In the 11:00 a.m. service
and Elder Frank Hogan, Jr. of
Thompson Temple Holiness
Church in the 6:00 pm. service.
The church Is located at 280
Avenue C in Port St. Joe.

Ing plans for new building.
The dream was completely re-
alized, as classes were held in the
new building for the first time on
March Ist of-this year. The new
facility has over 6,000 square feet
of floor space, including five
classrooms, a large library, and
spacious bathroom facilities.
Faith Christian School has
been in existence since the fall of
1974. The school began with 12
children in a K-5 kindergarten
program. Now, over twenty years
later, it has over 180 students in
K-3 through twelfth grade.
On Sunday, April 23rd the
new building will be officially ded-
icated. Faith Christian School
would like to thank all the indi-
viduals and businesses that gave
sacrificially to make this project a
All friends of Faith Christian
are invited to attend the dedica-
tion service which will begin at


Lion's Tale

.' News Column
Faith Christian School

This is an exciting week at
Faith Christian School. We will
have a "Mexican Fiesta and Car-
nival" this Friday evening, and we
will dedicate our new building on
Sunday, April 23 at 2:30 p.m. We
invite our readers to join us for
each celebration.
This is the beginning of our
final six weeks grading period of
the 1994-95 school year. We en-
courage our students to keep up
the good work and not slack off
these last few weeks. That Is hard-
to do with spring in the air, the
time change and the many activi-
ties and ball games.
Our annual Stanford Achieve-'
ment Tests will begin next week.
.Students in grades one through
five will be testing each morning
and grades 6-12 will be testing on
Tuesday, and Wednesday. This
year we are taking part in the
standardization of the ninth edi-
tion of the SAT tests and are ex-
cited to be included. Please make

sure that your children have:
1. a good night's sleep
2. a nutritious breakfast
3. your encouragement to do
their best
Also, please be sure that they
attend school each day and arrive
on time.
These tests are so important
to us as a school. We not only
evaluate the individual students'
progress, but the strengths and
weaknesses in our teaching, our
curriculum and our overall pro-
gram. We thank our parents for
their cooperation.
Report cards will go out on
Thursday, April 20th. If you have
questions about your child's
progress, please .make arrange-
ments to see his/her teacher. For
information about the summer
session, please call the office at
229-6707. It will begin on June
12. Testing for students who are
not presently at Faith Christian
will be held on June 9th.

-2420 Long Ave.
-5 .L -' Port St. Joe FL 32456 .
"" "' 904-229-6886
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School..... ............... 10 a.m.
Morning Worship.........................................11 a.m.-
Sunday Evening ..........................................6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..................................... 7 p.m.

": First Baptist Churcfh
Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
SWednesday Prayer Meeting..., 7:00 pm
Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth

We Want You To Be
Part of the Friendly Place
BIBLE STUDY 9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP ........... 7:00 p.m'.
MORNING WORSHIP..... .... 11:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY........................ 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING ....................5:45 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue


Minister of Music

fFirst 'United Methodist Churc/h
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church...:...............9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ...................... 10:00 a.m. CT
Nursery Provided

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

Catch the S ii i'
,Catch UlCe p l 'Port St. Joe
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

2:30 p.m. There will be special
music and presentations. Every-
one is also invited to bring a dish
for a pot luck dinner on the
grounds beginning at 1:15 p.m.
Please come and join them for the
dedication and time of thanksgiv-

Zion Fair Will
Mark Pastor's
4th Anniversary
Everyone is cordially invited
to join members of Zion Fair Mis-
sionary Baptist Church in the cel-
ebration of the fourth anniversary
of their pastor, Rev. Frank Jones
on Sunday, April 23rd.
Speakers for the day's servic-
es will be Minister Chester Davis.
of Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Church in the 11:00 a.m. service
and Elder Frank Hogan, Jr. of
Thompson Temple Holiness
Church in the 6:00. p.m. service.
The church is located at 280
Avenue C in Port St. Joe.

Juniors, it's time to begin
working on prom decorations. Be
at the Centennial building-ready
to work and on time each day.
Listen to the announcements for
the scheduled times, and remem-
ber that the prom will be a suc-
cess if you strive for the Best.
Seniors, remember that the
field trip is this Friday and you
need to pick up a per-
mission form from
Mrs. Turner. These
forms must be com-
pleted before you may
The Keyettes will
be accepting letters for
new members this
week. Turn these let-
ters, with three teach-
er's signatures, in to
Mrs. Patterson by Fri-
day afternoon. Good
Luck, girls!
Congratulations to
the boy's track team on their per-
formance in their three spring
break track meets.
At the PSJ Invitational, the
Sharks placed third among the
10 school with 83 points. Chris
Daniels set a new school-record
at this meet with a time of 22.0
in the 200 meters.
At the Mosley meet, the
Sharks placed second with 74
points. Setting a new school
record in the 110 hurdles with a
time of 14.0 was Anrtwione Allen.
At the Valdosta Wildcat Invita-

Faith Christian will have its
annual Spring Carnival, Friday,
April 21 beginning at 4:00 15.m.
Each class will have a booth of
fun things to do or good things to
eat. The adults especially enjoy
the auction which begins about
seven o'clock.
They would like to thank all
of the local merchants who donat-
ed items to sell and Wade Clark,
a professional auctioneer, who is
donating his time. Organizers in-
vite all to come have a good time

Plans for Fifth
Sunday Service
The 5th Sunday Night Prayer
and Praise Service will be held at
the First United Methodist
Church on April 30 at 6:45 p.m.
They encourage all churches to
participate In this service. Each
church is asked to provide special
music. '
Following the service there
will be a time of fellowship and
refreshments. Ladles are asked to
bring the refreshments.,

tional, the Sharks placed fifth
with 59 points. Antwione Allen
placed first in the high jump
(6'8"), 110 hurdles (14.7), and
300 hurdles. His time of 39.5 in
the 300 hurdles tied the school.
Any student who needs to
take the Gulf Coast placement
test in Math or English and has.
not yet signed 'up
needs to do so as
soon as possible in
the guidance office.
..The 1995 Gold
Card Club Honors
Banquet 'will be held
Thursday, May 4 at
7:00 p.m. in the Com-
mons Area. !f you
have made the honor
roll at least twice dur-
Ing the first four six
weeks grading periods
or have a 3.5 grade
point average, your
ticket is free.
Tickets for parents and other
interested persons can be pur-
chased at the front office for $5
each, All tickets must be pur-
chased by April 28th..and admis-
sion will be-by ticket only, ,
:The ,guestii:.speaker i for th is
year will be 'Ms. Becky Hendrix, a
1968 honor graduate of Port.St.
Joe High School.
7 The Awards '"Day Ceremony
for this year is scheduled for May
3rd at 11:00 a.m. Parents and
friends are invited to attend.

y -xC New Life Christian Center Church
S Sixth 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.
WeAre Covenant 'Peop k''

Highland View

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

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

S, St. Joe Assemb6y of Qod'
309 6th Street* Port St. Joe
-. Sunday School......................... 10:00 am
Morning Worship Service........ 11:00 am
wa., ... Sunday Evening Service ........ 6:30 pm
Wednesday Bible Study..... 7:00 pm
Jeff calf
t Empoweredcy fie Spiritt

Bible Study: Worship:
10 a.m. Sunday 11 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Minister: Tom Skipper 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
< '2

With them Friday.
The theme this year is based
on a "Mexican Fiesta" and the
food will be centered around it,
including chill dogs, corn dogs
and taco salad. Baked goods will
also be sold.
Games will include the duck
pond, dart balloons, fish pond,
coke toss, bean bag toss, putt-
putt golf, face painting and bas-
ketball throw.

Gospel Sing Sat.
The monthly Community'R
Gospel Sing will be held Satur-
day, April 22 at Highland View
Baptist Church beginning at 7:00
Everyone is cordially Invited
to attend and participate in: the
For more information, call the
church office at 227-1306 or con-
tact Earl Peak at 229-6547.


+ + 7:30 anhd 11:00 a.m. (ET)
+ Sunday School 9:45
8:00 ad.m. (CT)


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

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.
SWednesday Evening ........................................ 7:00 p.m.


508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
SUNDAY 'WO.RSHIP............... 10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL......; ........... ..... 1a.m.
fU S-N *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor

is a

that extends beyond our walls ,
,To effectively communicate God's message to everyone.
To exalt God through contemporary Biblical Worship.
To equip the saints for the work of ministry.
To extend God's love to everyone in our community
and ,nroughout the world

O Come visit We'd love to have you!
Rev., Marty Martin -.Pastor
Pastor's Study 229-9254
Presently meeting in the First Union Bank Building
Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe
Sunday Worship 10:00am and 6:00pm
Call for times and details of other opportunities

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S308 Williams Ave. 227-1278





School News

Events and Happenings From County




By Linda Whitfield

by Tocarra Jones, Third Grade
"I can remember last year
when I broke Mama's glasses. I
didn't mean to do it so I told her
what I did. I was scared. She
said, 'Don't go in the cabinets no
more.' So I cleaned up the mess
in the:kitchen. Mom call me in
the room. She said, "Thank you
for telling; me the truth.' She gave
me five dollars and said, 'Telling
the truth is -more than five dol-
The Tallahassee Trip
Third graders' were disap-
pointed a few Weeks back when
their trip to Tallahassee; was can-
celled. Friday, the third graders
will have their trip at last. First
off will-be a stop at the Physics
Department at F.S.U. for the
Planetarium "star show". Then up
the elevator at the capitol and
across the courtyard to the old
capitol. Lunch follows anid then
off to the Governor's Square Mall
to ride the escalator. Most of the
children have never ridden an ele-
vator or an escalator and we are
looking forward to it. I know I had
never ridden either until I was in
the eighth grade. I was overcome
with joy.
What Some Primary Teachers
Did Over Easter Break ...
Kim Ludlam-"went to see A
Rhonda Pridgeon-"I enjoyed be-
ing with my family."
Nadine Whitfield-"l just relaxed
and enjoyed the week."
Connie St. Clair-"I enjoyed do-
ing crafts and crocheted baskets
for my children."
-Tracy Bowers-"I went roller
skating with friends, and didn't

Students of the Week
Congratulations to our Stu-
dents Of The Week!
They are: Rashetta Langston,
Terrance Dawson. Kyle Living-
stoh, Linette Bailey. Jessie Pate
and Michael Roney.
Positive Action '.,
Our Positive Action Word For
We all have limitations. There,
are things we can't do very well or
at all. We also have choices when
it comes to our limitations. We,
can think about them all the time
and let them rule our lives. Or we
can focus on our other abilities
and talents. Helen Keller didn't
let her limitations stop her. She
went to college, wrote books, and
was awarded the Presidential
Medal of Freedom.
Career Week
April 17th through 21st is
Career Week at Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School. Teachers, par-
ents and community leaders are
sharing.with our students infor-
mation concerning their jobs.,
Parents are asked to talk to their
children) at home about their job
and the importance of education.
Track and Field
Track and Field for grades
four through six will be held on
Friday, April 28 at Wewahitchka
Elementary School;
Spring Fling
Spring Fling will be held on
Saturday, April 29 from 10:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Port St. Joe
Elementary School. There will be
pony ridame games, cake walk,
food and a raffle every thirty min-
utes. Bring the whole family for a
day of funllI
Celebrity Readers
Celebrity Readers Week will
be held May -5 at Port St. Joe
Elementary tchooL Community
leaders have been invited to come
to our school to read a story to a
class and tell how important
reading is to them in their profes-

fall once!"
Joyce Quinn-'I went to League

The Gulf County Schools;
Gold Card Club Honors Banquet
will be held Thursday, May 4 at
7:00 p.m. in the Commons Area
of Port St. Joe High School. This
occasion will honor all Port St.
Joe High School students who,
have received two Gold Cards
during the first four six weeks
grading periods of this school-
year or have a 3.5 grade point av-
Guest speaker for the ban-
quet will be Becky Hendrix. a
1968 honor graduate of Port St.
Joe High School.

of Prayer in Montgomery, Ala-
Judi Lister-"I held my precious,
grandson, Micah, for the first
Doris Jean Whitten-I went to a
family reunion in Birmingham,
Alabama, and to Stone Mountain
in Atlanta, Georgia, with my fami-
ly.' "
Alisa Walker--"We enjoyed
working in our yard. After two
and a half years, we've finally
started putting out shrubbery."
Randy Harper-"I went to Tifton,
Georgia, to visit my family."
Linda Whitfleld-"I caught up on
some reading and went to the mo-
vies and saw' CIRCLE OF

Each student being honored
will receive a free banquet ticket.
The price for parent tickets is
$5.00. Reserved tickets are avail-
able for patrons. Students and
patrons should pick up their tick-,
ets and parents should purchase
their tickets- from personnel 4n
the front office of the high school.

Tickets not purchased by
parents before April 28 will be.
made available to the general'
public. The deadline for obtaining
these tickets is the end of the
school day on May 2.

iFrorm the Principal '

W. Wewahitchlk:

High School
.- ByLarry A.Miathes, .

Well, the spring holiday and
Easter have come and gone, leav-
ing most folks well-rested and
ready for the big finish. And it is
a hectic pace from now to the end
of school I'll try to list some of
the dates and events taking
The Senior High Academic
Excellence Dinner is Monday
night at 6:30 p.m. Parents of in-
vited students' need to 'contact
Barbara Eubanks about attend-
ing-seating is limited and we,
Need to know if you plan to at-
tend. I hope you will take the op-
portunity to join the faculty and
guests as we honor those stu-
dents who have earned recogni-
Sue-; Dickens' Exceptional
Education class will be taking
what has become their annual
spring trip the first week in May..
Her students work all year to
raise money for this trip, and
each year it Jis the, highlight of
their year.
The Jr.-Sr. Prom is Saturday
night, April 22 at the Neal Civic
Center in Blountstown. It starts
at 8:00 p.m., and students each
year who attend are always im-
pressed with the surroundings
and the food. etc. It's interesting
to see how much is spent on
gowns, renting tuxedos, flowers,

Seniors are getting close to,
the grand finals. Senior tests (fi-
nals) are May 10-11; May 12 is.
the senior breakfast and gradua-
tion practice; baccalaureate is
8:00 a.-ii'4on May '14: the senior'
trip of May '4-147 and'graduation
isi 7:00, p.m., 'Friday. May 19.
That's all for the seniors!
The NHS Will have their state
convention April 27-28 in Tampa.
Several students will represent
The WHS Band has their an-'
nual trip scheduled for May 10-
12. Dollar donations will be gra-
clously accepted, if you offer.
The Gator Backers have
planned the annual :'Athletic
Banquet for May 11. I'm not sure
of the time yet.
In the middle of 11l that,;
there will be a football jamboree
on May 18th-more about that
Baseball, softball and track
stand good chances of having to
sent a lot of people to state comn-
And somewhere in there
Charlie Cole-flies to Canada to
represent Wewahitchka In the In-
ternational Science Fair. WOWt
I'm sure there is, more, but,
I've run out of gas-Remember.
report cards go. out April 25. so
be on the look-oUt!



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As we get back into the
groove of things after .what
seemed like a short Spring Break,
the middle school is having new
and exciting end-of-the-year
things to look forward to. Soft-
ball, baseball and track continue
and updates will be brought to at-
tention soon.
Clubs and organizations con-
tinue planning events and social
activities that are soon to be en-
"Hat Day" bracelets are being
sold all this week in the mornings
arid at lunch. These are $1.00
and will be worn on Friday, April
21 for permission to wear a hat of
your choice all day at school, See
a Beta Club member for details or
Smre information.
The seventh grade students
.of the week for April 17 are Mary
Harmon 'and Rod Givens. Con-
,gratulations, guys!
Tuesday, April 25 the Gold
Card Club will hold a ceremony,
for students who have had two
gold cards through the fourth

PSJ High School
Award's Day Set
Port St. Joe High School will
,hold its annual Award's Day-Pro-
gram on May 3rd at 11:00 a.m. in
the school's gymnasium. .
Anyone who wishes to partici-
pate may contact Mary Lou Cum-
ble at 229-8251. The public is In-
vited and welcome to attend the

NHS Inductions
at High School
Port St.. Joe High School will
conduct its annual National Hon-
-or Society inductions on April
27th at 11:00 a.m. in the school's
Media Center.
.Family members and friends
of the inductees and the general
public.are cordially invited to at-



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grading period at the Marion
Craig Coliseum. This will be fol-
lowed by a pizza party in honor of
these achievers. Enjoy your re-
ward for your hard work all year
guys. Keep it up!
Currently in the works are: a
spring dance, a skating party,
special field trips for clubs and
cheerleading tryouts. So many
things to look forward tol
Have a great weekly

Adult School

Council Meets
There will be a meeting of the
Gulf County Adult School Adviso-
ry- Council on Wednesday, April
26. Instructors, students, parents
and interested agencies, organiza-
tions, or individuals are invited to
attend. The meeting will be held
at 4:00 p.m., EST, at the Adult
School located at 501 1/2 Niles
Road in Port St. Joe.

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
APRIL 24- 28
MON-Beef Stew, Fruit Cup,
Broccoli w/Cheese, Milk, Des-
TUES-Manager's Choice,
Fruit, Vegetable, Bread, Milk, t
WEDS-Meatloaf, Turnip
Greens, Mashed Potatoes.
Cornbread, Milk. Gravy
French Fries. Milk, Cake
FRI-Chicken. Potatoes W/
gravy, Applesauce, Roll, Milk

;JAttend the Church of
Your Choice Sunday!


!Barbara Eel's

Spring is in the airl Baby
birds are chirping in and around
HAWK territory; baby turtles,
lady bugs and little frogs have
been found; the osprey and ea-
gles are fishing: the sixth graders
observed an eagle chasing an os-
prey while at P. E. sixth
graders left this morning for a
field trip to St. Vincent's Island;
others in anticipation of upcom-
ing field trips-How wonderful it
School Advisory Council
The School Advisory Council
meets Thursday, April 20 at 5:30
p.m. at the school.
Track 'N Field
April 281 Wewahttchka Ele-
mentaryl Begins at 9:30 A.M.,
E.S.T.! Anyone may attend. Stu-
dents are practicing events such
as: 25-, 35- and 50-yard dashes;
sack race: three-legged race; tug-
o'-war; relays: and many others.
Eats will be sold for a small price.
Computer Lab
The Computer Lab is located
in the HAWK Library and is un-
der the direction of librarian. Lois
To the 11 computers that
make up the lab. six new ones
will be added and all will have a
CD drive; all by way of Career De-
velopment movies. With the new
computers, bundles of software
will be obtained. Students work
every Wednesday, and any other
free time they have. on the com-
TMany different kinds of pro-
grams are offered including: Ar-
thur's Teacher Trouble, Museum
Madness. Oregon Trail 1-11, The
Multi-Media Workshop and
games of all kinds.
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Three of Four Floridians

Good Conservationists
Welfare Reform a Major Happening
In This Year's Legislative Session
"What goes around; comes around," is an old saying that lends it-
self to the woeful wail of environmental activists as this not-new-taxes
session of the Florida Legislature winds down.
You'll be hearing the doomsday messages, like always, as Earth
Day is celebrated Saturday, but don't believe it-the environment in the
West, the nation, and Florida is doing all right and is well represented in
governmental decision making processes.
Fact is, a fellow writing for the Atlantic Monthly says all environ-
mental indicators are now positive. Air and water are getting cleaner be-
cause most anti-pollutant measures are working.'
Of course, nobody wants to admit it. You can't raise money or get
votes if you don't have a crisis.
This old reporter has been around long enough to remember the
scare about the earth's cooling. Yes, cooling. That was, back in the 1950's
when Alfred Hitchcock devoted one of his TV shows to the freezing of
America, ending with a poor soul looking out a window onto a frozen
world. Now-a-days, it is the earth's warming Green House effect that so-
called environmentalists distort outrageously to scare people.
I also remember a while back a Florida State University geology pro-*
fessor claiming U. Sw Army Engineers could turn Panama City's sugar
white beach to an "unmentionable brown" if they restored it after a hurri-
cane without first allowing his class to make tests of the offshore rock
formations. They restored it without hiring him and it didn't come out
unmentionable brown.
Fact is, about three.of every four Floridians are good conservation-
ists. More and more ofthem are becoming "eco-realists," a term that At-
lantic Monthly guy used to describe people who believe we should prac-
tice good conservation yet realize nature is resilient, will be here for the
long haul, and actually benefits from man, the manager and user that
God put on earth to be Lord of everything.
The environmentalists are fearful 'the crackdown on government
rules being pushed by Gov. Lawton Chiles and 'the state Senate and
House will lose them some controls they have enjoyed the past few years.
The priority is clearly on prisons, education, and welfare reform in
this session, not the environment..
Sen. Charles Bronson, one of those new Republicans from Satellite
Beach, 'put the Florida Game and Fish Commission on notice not to put
the white ibis, a wading bird of the Everglades, on the protective bird list.
It's a crucial year for the agency as there are bills awaiting action
that could expand their role to salt water or remove their constitutional
right to hunting and fishing license money.
'2 The ibis suggestion is sending them a message.
Bronson contends environmental groups put pressure on the com-
mission (its chairwoman now is a former head of the Florida Sierra Club)
to convince people nature is being harmed.
!'All I'm saying is let's be more reasonable about rules and regula-'
tions," Bronson said.,
Other bills would require agencies to pay property owners for deval-
uing their land by environmental rules and sun-set the recycling 2-cent
bottle tax or advance disposal fee both environmentalists and bureau-
crats dearly love.
Bigger issues worrying the professional worrying environmentalist
range from draining Rodman Pool in North Florida and restoring the free-
flowing Ocklawaha River to the proposed sale of sandy woods and wet-
lands along the Atlantic Ridge in Martin County to the state for a set-
aside under its conservation and recreational land acquisition program.
The 40-year-old Rodman Pool-part of the abandoned cross state
barge canal-attracts about $2 million worth of fishermen and campers
to rural counties which need the money. Martin County developers want
some of that historic Atlantic Ridge land for home sites.
There is room for compromise under a "eco-realism" policy.
An example was just worked out in Lee County near Fort Myers
where the new Florida Gulf Coast University is to open in September,
1997. A group threatened to sue, claiming the location endangers pan-
ther habitat, could pollute nearby Estero Bay, and bring urban sprawl.
The suit was dropped after all parties agreed to work on a long-
range plan to protect wildlife habitat and wetlands and insure new devel-
opment ilf:lb.e.sensitive to environmental concerns. .
It can be done. .'i '

Capitol News Roundup:
TALLAHASSEE (WNS%)-Florida's charter school option had the sup-
port of House Speaker Peter Wallace last week until an agreement to
merge it with a public school parental choice bill he favors fell through.
"It would have made passage of a charter.school bill this session a
sure thing." said Rep. Jeff Stablns, R-Spring Hill, "But we ran into this
stumbling block on whose name was going to be first on the merged bill."
Most World War II veterans favor charter schools or even a voucher
plan which would allow students to take their tax money to any school of
their choice (public or private). A generation of servicemen under some-
thing called the G.I. Bill were educated in America's public and private
schools that way.
WELFARE REFORM: The House welfare reform package scheduled
to clash -head-on with Senate bills going into the last two weeks of the
Legislative session will probably not contain provisions to take driver li-
censes away from dead-beat dads and prevent women from getting extra
money if they have another child while on welfare.
It will have measures to encourage teaching children that absti-
nence is the best way to avoid teen pregnancy, allow the state to hire pri-
vate companies to collect delinquent child support payments and to ter-
minate welfare benefits to prison inmates.
House Speaker Peter Wallace, D-St. Petersburg, said a proposal by
Rep. Carl Littlefileld, R-Dade City, to cut benefits for welfare mothers who
have another child would probably hurt children and not save money. He
indicated House leaders would kill Littlefield's amendment because it is
not directly related to the bill. Yeah.
Other Democratic House lawmakers said preventing deadbeat par-
ents from driving makes it even' more difficult for them to earn money
and pay the child support they owe.
Another provision in the House welfare package would crack down
on food stamp fraud and return some dignity to recipients by electroni-
cally transferring money to grocery stores through a system similar to
bank ATM cards. :- .'.
b 'No longer would food stamp recipients have to. exchange food
stamps in line at a grocery store. They'd just present their Independence
Card which would be returned with a statement of what the balance is in
their food stamp account.
Some controversy is expected but another provision that would re-
quire deadbeat parents of children on welfare to get job training and look
for work is likely to be in the House package.
BOOT CAMP: The Leon County boot camp, now more than a year
old, has had only five of its first 27 campers to return to jail, a record
that considerably betters the experience of the Manatee County camp, an
early pioneer in the boot camp experience.
Of that 27 in the first two platoons, most are still in after-care with
several back in school, nine with Jobs, six released back into society and

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five back in jail on new charges.
NET BAN: Lawmakers are proposing to pay a year's wages to com-
mercial fishermen who'll be put out of work by the net ban which goes
into effect July 1, but committees In both Houses of the Legislature are
planning to scrap suggestions to buy their nets and boats. Payments for
lost business to fish processors who buy the fishermen's catch were also
being struck from the bills In committee.

P/O Booth Serving Six

Month Tour Overseas

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class
Grady L. Booth, son of Grady L.
and Lucretia L. Booth of Wewa-
hitchka, recently departed for a.
six-month overseas deployment
aboard the guided missile de-
stroyer USS Arleigh Burke, as
part of the USS Theodore Roose-
velt Battle Group.
Booth is one of 323 sailors
aboard the guided missile de-
stroyer, which departed Norfolk,
Virginia, in mid-March along with
ten other ships and submarines.

Music Scholarship
Auditions in May
The Gulf Coast Community
College Division of Visual and
Performing Arts announces schol-
arship auditions for students in-,
terested in its new Pre-Music Pro-
gram. High school seniors,
current GCCC students and other
potential students who have fin-
ished high school or have* ob-
tained a GED certificate may au-
dition. Scholarships are available,
,n vocal and instrument music.
Persons auditioning for vocal
scholarships must attend the
Singing Commodores audition on
May 26 and 27. For information
regarding these scholarships, in-
terested persons should contact,
Jerry Morris at 769-1551, exten-
sion 2888.
Those auditioning for instru-
mental scholarships should at-
tend .auditions on May 8 at 4:00
p.m. In Room 114 of the Amelia
Center for the Arts. Participants
should be prepared .to perform
two contrasting selections on
their instruments. They may also
be asked to play scales; sight-
read, etc.
For more information about
these scholarships, call 872-

The 11-ship USS Theodore Roose-
velt Battle Group is a formidable
force equipped with Jet fighters
and attack aircraft, helicopters,
and ships and submarines armed
with Tomahawk cruise missiles.
Extremely mobile and flexible, the
battle group can operate together,
moving nearly 700 miles a day, or
can be deployed simultaneously
to separate geographic regions.
Booth and his fellow sailors
spent the past year training for a
variety of situations they might
encounter during the deploy-
ment. They will be replacing the
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Battle
Group, which has been operating
in the Persian Gulf enforcing the
no-fly zone over Southern Iraq
and most recently supporting
United Nations operations off
Bosnia-Herzegovina in Adriatic
sea. ; '.
Booth will 'travel. 'approxi-
mately 30,000 miles during the
six-month voyage, spending
much of his time at sea conduct-
ing operations with U.S. and for-
eign naval forces. The 466-foot-
long guided missile destroyer is a
multi-purpose ship capable 'of
combatting aircraft, ships and
submarines. With its high-tech
radar and combat system,
Booth's ship is one of the battle
group's, main assets. Equipped
with Harpoon and Tomahawk
cruise missiles. USS Arleigh
Burke has tremendous offensive
capability and can strike targets
hundreds of miles away.
Booth's Involvement in .the
deployment is an example' of how
- -the overseas and respond quickly
when needed. Whether delivering
humanitarian .assistance, cargo,
or troops' from the sea, these
highly-trained naval forces pro-
vide a unique crisls:-response op-
tion, which can be,' withdrawn
quickly when no longer needed.
The 1983 graduate of Pace
High School and joined the Navy
in September 1990.

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As part of the Guest Lecture
Series 1994-95, a program enti-
tled, "Bats: Are Florida Natives
Too" will be presented 'by Jeff
Gore of the Florida Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission on
Thursday evening, April 20th.

The program will be held
from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., E.D.T., in
the Apalachicola National Estu-
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at 261 Seventh Street in Apalach-
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Change of land use through a small-scale
map amendment before the Gulf County Board
of Commissioners.

The Gulf County Board of Commissioners
proposes to change the use of land within the
area shown on the map in this advertisement.

A Public Hearing and possible adoption by
Ordinance of the proposal will be held on April
25, .1995 at 6:00 P.M. EDT in the Gulf County
Board of Commissioners Meeting Room in the
Gulf County Courthouse at 1000 5th Street, Port
St. Joe, Florida.

The proposed plan amendment is available
for inspection, Monday through Friday from 8:00
- 5:00 EDT in the Gulf County Planning/Building
Department at the Gulf County Courthouse.

Questions concerning this land use change
should be directed to the Gulf County Chief
Administrator at (904) 229-8944.

Interested persons may attend the hearing
and be heard regarding the proposed change.

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'85 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham,
$1,500 obo, strong runner. 229-9282.
2tc 4/20
1984 28 ft. Georgie Boy Swinger, 1
bed, couch, lets out to bed, table,
stove, icebox, $16,000.00. Can be
seen at .Citizens Federal Savings
Bank, 401 5th St., Port St. Joe, FL.
904-227-1416. Itc 4/20
1989 Honrda Civic DX, 56,000 miles,;
1 owner, excellent condition, asking
$4,700. 647-3580. 2tc 4/20
'89 Toyota 4x4 truck, asking $1,000
plus take over payments. Call 229-
6497 3tp 4/20
1980 Ford pickup, recently rebuilt
302 engine, AC/auto power steering,
power brakes, asking $2,895. Call
227-3234. 2tc 4/13
1988 Ford Ranger pickup truck, with
camper shell, runs good, no rust.
$2,800. 648-8595. 2tc 4/13
1982 Ford Granada Squire wagon.
Runs, great, no rust and very clean,
$1,500 obo. Paula, 229-2604.
2tp 4/13
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,
Wewahitehka. 639-5810. tfc 4/6

Boat for Sale: take over payments at
First Union Bank. Call 229-6580 for
information. tfc 4/13
White City, anytime, 827-2902.
tfc 4/6

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


New unfurnished 2 bedroom, 1 1/2
ba. townhouse, 1022 Woodward Ave.,
$450 month. Must see to appreciate.
Call David between 8 a.m. 5 p.m. at
229-6914. Itc 4/20
House for rent in Port St. Joe. 4
bdrm., 2 ba., fenced yard, quiet
neighborhood, new cen. h&a, paint,
refrig., stove, dishwasher & floor cov-
erings, $450 month. 606 Maddox St.,
Oak Grove. Call 227-3511. tfc 4/6
Mobile home for rent, 2 bdrm., fully
furnished, TV & microwave, Ig. kitch-
en, Ig. living room, corner lot. 648-'
5033. ,2tc 4/13
One bedroom apartment, 2 blocks
from beach on Beacon Hill. Reason-
able. 647-3331. tfc 4/6
New storage units on St. Joe Beach
behind the Gulf Sands Motel on
Americus St. 5xl0's, 10xlO's, and
10x20's. Ask about our move-in spe-
cial. 227-7200. tfc 4/6
Two bedroom apartment, unfur-
nished, $325 month, $200 deposit.
Call 229-8398.' tfc 3/30

Two bedroom trailer for rent,,. fur-
nished or unfurnished. No pets. Call
647-5106. tfc 4/6
MOSS CREEK APTS.. 904/639-
2722. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments lo-
cated 200 Amy Circle, Wewahitchka,
FL. Rent starts at $275. Cen. air &
heat, blinds, carpeting, stove, refrig.
Equal Housing Opportunity. Hearing
impaired number 904-472-3952.
tfc 4/6
Warehouses, small and large, some
with office, suitable for small busi-
ness, 229-6200. tfc 4/6

Port St. Joe
2 nice second story apartments,
2 bdrm., stove, refrig., window
a/c units, water included.
Lease & deposit required. $250.
517 1/24th St. & 1402 1/2
Long Ave. Available May 1.
Call 227-5443
dtc 4/6

Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly and the handi-
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
fum., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.,
on-site manager.
Equal Opportunity Housing Cor- ,
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;
tfc 4/6

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
saving appliances, patios & 'outside
storage. For hearing impaired call
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housing Op-
portunity. tfc 4/6
* 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
* 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.
,,No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe' Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc 4/6

Apartment for .rent, 2
bedroom, 1, bath, ch&a,
,carpet, d/w, ceiling fan.
Call Kenny, 227-7241 or
Phil, 227-2112.
I : tfc 4/6

2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home in
Highland View. $200 per month, $150.
deposit. No pets. 647-3264. tfc 4/6
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe, 229-9000. tfc 4/6

VFW Auxiliary Yard & Plant Sale,
' April 22, 8-2, 200 Virginia Dr., Mexico
Beach. 2tp 4/13
Back Yard Sale: Dryer, 80 gal. hot wa-
ter heater, Nintendo complete with
games, other items. Come see, April
21 and 22. 8:00 6:00. 1803 Marvin
Avenue. Itp4/20

Yard Sale: Saturday, April 22, 210
Bay View Drive, W. Hwy. 98 (Highland
View). Antiques, baby bed, crafts,
misc., etc. 8:30 a.m. until. Itc 4/20
Garage Sale: Toys, children's & adult
clothes, misc. items galore, Friday
and Saturday, April 21 and 22, 8:00 -
12:00 EST. 6448 Americus Ave. (1
block off Hwy. 98 between, Canal &
Bay Streets). ltp 4/20
3 Family Yard Sale: 238 Nan Nook,
Mexico Beach, Friday and Saturday, 7
a m. CST 2 p.m. CST. Kids and
women's clothes, LOTS of miscellane-
ous. Itc 4/20
Big Yard Sale: Friday, 7 a.m. 2502
Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach. Color TV -
24", furniture, beds, lamps, tables
and more. 648-4332. Itp 4/20'
5 Acre Farms south of Wewa, Bailey
Rd. Moving Sale: Everything.must gol,
9 till. Saturday and Sunday.
Moving Sale, 1916 Forest Park Ave.
Saturday, April 22, '8 a.m. 12 p.m.
Sectional sofa with two recliners, cof-
fee table & 2 end tables, Nice clothes,
all kinds of stuff. Call 229-6859.

Garage Sale: Saturday, April 22. 611
Garrison Ave. Baby 'clothes, miscella-
neous. ltp 4/20

Yard Sale: 3 families. 7666 Alabama
Ave., St. Joe Beach. Lots of baby
items, furniture, clothes and miscella-
neous items. 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Saturday. Rain cancels. Itc 4/20
Yard Sale: Saturday, April 22, 6414
Alabama Ave. Wood burning stove,
typewriter, tools, clothes & lots more.
Rain cancels. Itc 4/20
LOOKI Humongous yard sale furni-
ture, clothes. etc. 8 a.m. till ? Satur-
day, Sunday on Hwy. 98, St. Joe
Beach. Itp 4/20
Yard Sale: Total clean out sale, Satur-
day, April 22, 7:30 a.m. till sell out.
Moving soon, everything must go.
From the clothes closet to the toy.
chest,; from the kitchen cabinet to the
shed out back. Don't miss this sale.
205 8th St., Port St. Joe, just off Hwy.
98, past the Jr. Store.
Yard Sale: 567 Ling St, Highland
View, Saturday, April 22. Boys
clothes, Nintendo games, toys, 8 to
12. tp 4/20
Yard Sale: Indian Pass, Saturday.
Band saw, table saw, rooftop carrier,
dishes, antiques, collectables. hide-a-
bed, toys, table chairs. Remington
bronze, lamps, carvings. tp 4/20
Garage Sale: Couch' and love seat,
lamps, curtains, dishes, homemade
craft items, clothes & misc. items.
Saturday only,, 8 a.m. -3 p.m., 723
Gulf Aire Drive, St. Joe Beach.
Yard Sale: 1218 N. 15th St., mexico
Beach, next to Catholic Church, Sat-
urday, April 22, 7 a.m. CDT to 12
p.m. Toys and more. ltc 4/20
Large Garage Sale: Saturday, April
22nd, 9 to 5:00 CST. 120 Pine. Mexi-
co Beach. ltp 4/20,
Yard Sale: Saturday, April 22, 7:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 302 16th St., Port
St. Joe. Jr. miss clothes, boys'
clothes, toddlers size 12 months to
2T, men's clothes. ,Toys, bike, house-
hold Items, linens, bedspreads; baby,
Items, stove. make-up. From 11:00 to
12:00. items half price. ltp 4/20

Color T.V., built-in elec. oven, $25; 18
cu. ft. refrigerator-freezer self defrost-
ing, lots of useful items, etc. Comer
of Ala., & Canal St., St. Joe Beach.
647-3787. Saturday. 8:30 a.m.

SALES OPENING: Must have FL Real
Estate License. Week end hours re-
quired. Contact Parker Realty of Mexi-
co Beach. 648-5777. tfc 4/20
Full time position, versatile person to
work with public. Computer experi-
ence a must. Light bookkeeping, ac-
counts payable, accounts receivable.
Some weekend work. Parker Realty.
Mexico Beach, 648-5777. tfc 4/20
Part-time reservationist for real estate
office. Must be able to type. use com-
puter and work. on weekends. Call
647-5716, Gulfaire Vacation Rentals.
2tc 4/20
Mature. responsible woman to keep
my 9-vear-old child. My home pre-
ferred. Call Robinfor info.; 639-3507.
Part-time office' help needed. Must
work weekends. Only dependable ap-
ply. 227-1893. Itc 4/20
Gulf County Guidance Clinic. Inc. has
an immediate opening for an
Outreach Counselor. Duties: predomi-
nantly child-oriented services; individ-
ual, ..group, family treatment; eval-
uations; home .visits; and on-call
rotation.. Masters .in mental health
discipline required. :Experience pre-
ferred. Salary: D.O.E. Send resume:
Edwin R. Alles, Exec. Director, Gulf
County :Guidance Clinic. Inc., 311
Williams Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
E.O.E .. 2t4/13
Custodial position. 20 hours per
week. Pickup application at Long Ave-
nue Baptist Church. 1601 Long Ave;,
Mon.-Fri.. 9:00 4:00. 229-8691.
: tfc 4/13


Spring Specials Four Seasons
SPaindig. Free estimates. Pressure
Washing. Painting, Re-Screening. Re-
pair Work. Call 648-5029.
Christian woman to do houseclean-
ing. Residential or commercial; Excel-
lent references available. Call day ore
night, 227-7311 or 229-9091.
Surfside Serenity Group, 1st United
Methodist Church. 22nd SL, Mexico
Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday 7:30.
All times central. 647-8054.

Coiner 4istSt. & Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach
Call 6484400
HOURS: Tues.-Sat., 96, Sun. 1-5.
'p 4/13 Closed Monday

Faye's Nail & ,
Tanning Salon A
Certified Nail Technician _'-- _
1905 Long Ave., Port St. Joe
'Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.

Daycare. Will do babysitting In my
home;. weekdays only. $1.25 per.bour
for one. $S.00 for two. Will give refer-
ences. Have large fenced in yard for
play. Call Debre at 229-8121.
4tp 4/20

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

Port St. Joe Lodge No. II
Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m., Masonic Hall,',
2 14 Reid Ave.
Marlen Taylor, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
pd. thru 95

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Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Baltzell Ave.)* Phone 227-7229
tf 4/6

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"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"
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No Job Too Big. .
.... Or Too Small
Licensed & Insured 904/639-5368
Pd. thru 12/

Troy/built, Snapper. John Deere, Ku-
.bota.- Sthi --Hst~uarvn.a- Sales'- and
, Service., -800-834-6744. .

Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rdke, froht-end loader. lot clearing,
septic tanks, droain fields, fill dirt.,
Rt. 2, Box A1C. Port St. Joe
Phohe 229-6018

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

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

Average Stump $10.00
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.

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

Warehouses r

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

Piano Lessons. all ages/levels. Ex-
perienced teacher. $40/month. Mexi-
co Beach, 648-4592. tfc 3/30

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

"Catering to All Your Lawn Service Needs"
Free Estimates
Call 229-6435 tfc4/6

220 Reid Ave. *'Port St. Joe
New & Used Clothing
for the Entire Family.
Accessories and Misc. Items. Sc

S/ for Any Occasion
Commercial Portrait Wedding.
For Details Call
KEN HORNE Photographer
229-8722 t c4/6

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

Small Engine Repair

Lawn Mowers
Weed Eaters
-.* Chain Saws
'*" Generators
.', Tillers ,A R*
e Go-Karts
328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe

All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service

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

C.J,'S Lawn
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach & Port St. Job
"I Will Work for YOU!"
Mexico Beach, FL .'
(904) 648-8492 ,
c I. 154555 pd. Mar.

JOHN F. I ,,
29 Years Experience
7229 Deerhaven Road. P.C.W.A,,

St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
Small Engine Repairs
. Fact6ry Warranty Center

I Ldwnmowers, |

Chain saws i
Generators |
*ji Pumps
Engine Sal.es

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

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


Let us do the caring while you're away
by Joe and Marie Romanelli
Serving Port St. Joe & Surrounding Areas (904) 229-1065

Phil Hatcher "
Owner/Operator ,

Lawn Maintenance
Pressure Washing Service

Free Estimates 1-904-647-3716

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 410 Long Ave.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3220 to4/6 Port St. Joe, FL 32456


State-wide Campaign to Reduce Injuries

DOG GROOMING PLUS offers profes-
sional grooming for your pet Bring
this ad in and get $1.00 off a service
of your choice. Call 227-3611.

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 4/6

Call 227-1278 to place yours. $3.50
for first insertion, $2.00 a week for
consecutive runs, plus 54 per word
for all over 20.

RN's and PTs for PRN' work. Interim
HealthCare Is looking for RN's and
PTs for PRN home health care assign-
ments in the Port. SL Joe area.
Choose assignments when you want
Visits are made according to your
schedule. Call Susan or come by the
office, Interim HealthCare, 2589
Jenks Ave., Panama City, 904-747-
0080. 2tc 4/13

LOOKING for mature individual to as-'
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
cla Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfc 4/13

Full Ume truck driver. Must have
'Class A or B CDL driver's license.
Health & dental insurance. retirement
program. Apply to Florida Mining &
Materials 7:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. ,227-
7219, Port St. Joe, FL 2tc 4/13

Experienced cook needed at Julie's on
Reid. Flexible hours. Apply In person
at 222 Reid Ave. tfc 4/6

POSTAL JOBS. start $11.41/hr. For
exam and application info. call (219)
769-8301, ext FL 515, 9 a.m. 9
p.m.., Sun. Fri. 4tp 3/30,

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. Aplica-
tions are available at -the School
Board office. Gulf County School
Board Is an equal opportunity em-
ployer. tfe 4/6

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. tfe 4/6

CNA's needed for, all shifts. Training
available. Apply in person at Bay St.
Joseph Care Center,: 220 Ninth St.,
Port St. Joe. tfe 4/6

Our company is over 652 stores
strong. We are the "Number One"
publicly owned furniture chain in
the nation, adding stores each
year. thus. we are In constant need
of good people to join our team.
Available Position:
The person who joins our team
must be:
1. Career minded
2. Able to work well with others &
follow company policies & proce-
3. Willing to work some evenings,
and Saturday. -
4. Self-motivated, able to work:
while outside store, not under
direct supervision.
5. Capable driver with good driving
6. Prefer collection experience, but
will train.: I
7. Plus if knows Gulf and Franklin
counties. Transportation provid-
Company benefits include:
1. Paid vacations
2. Major Medical Insurance
3. $5.000 Free Life Insurance
4. Employee Purchase Discount
5. Profit Sharing & Stock Purchase
6. Paid Sick Leave
Apply In person during hours 9 to
12. Friday and Saturday. No
phone calls please. An Equal Op-
portunity Employer.

209-211 ReId Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL

Tan recliner, $20; 'lamp $3; couch
(flowered), $30. 229-6976. Itp 4/20

Washer and dryer, $100 each or both
for $175. Bill Rich, 227-1564 work,
229-8877 home. 1tc 4/20

3 formal prom' dresses, size 12. One
tea length prom dress, size 13-14.
Great condition. Call 647-3122/leave
message. Itc 4/20

Popular Health Rider Exerciser, new
and unused due to illness, lifetime
guarantee. Complete with videos, sac-
rifice $100 under purchase price.
647-3614. 2tp 4/20
12'x55' Magnolia mobile home, 2
bdrm., cen. h&a, completely remod-
eled, call for price. 229-1081.

Poulan Pro chain saw, Poulan Pro
weed eater w/blade, $300 for both.
647-5648. 2tc 4/20

Gas clothes dryer, $25. Electric stove,
$75. 229-6932 after 5 p.m. 1tc 4/20

PLANTS: Potted fruit trees,,can be
planted anytime, cold tolerant cit-
rus, flowering shrubs & tropical or-
namentals. Mac's Nursery, 904-639-
5176. Drive a little save a lot.

TV satellite system dish. Toshiba re-
ceiver purchased 1993 w/module. Ex-
cellent cond. 334-701-0851 after 6
p.m. 2tp 4/13

Western Auto Special. Computer spin
balance 4 tires and tire rotation.
$19.95. 227-1105. tfc 4/6

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.
tfc 4/6

Mushroom Compost. $15 yard, any-
time, 648-5165. eow 3/23 5/23

Port St. Joe Western Auto now hon-
oring entire Panama City Western
Auto company store advertised sale
prices. 227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.
tfc 4/6
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FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage and envelope supplied.
Send request to Bible Study, P. 0.
Box 758, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
t, fc 4/6

Craftsman tools and Die Hard bat-
teries are available now at Western
Auto Store, 219 Reid Ave. 227-1105.
tfc 4/6

Spring Has Sprung at
The Enchanted Cottage


Beautiful Bird Bath for
those Spring Time Birds
Don't Miss It!
(2 miles north of light on Hwy.
71, from Wewa. Look for sign).
tfc 3/30

Townhouse, located 1/4 of mile from,
beach in the heart.of Mexico Beach in
quiet neighborhood. 3 bdrm.. 2 full
baths, 1g. living room & kitchen, great
beach house or first home. Will sell
unfurnished for $45.000 or furnished,
$48,000. Call 904-539-8408, 904-
545-7913 or 904-562-9873. ltc 4/20

Five areas at Sunshine' Farms (Over-
street). Utility pole, septic tank & well,
fish pond. 648-8324. 2tp 4/20

2 bedroom house, new central heat
and air, paint and bedrooms panelled.
Located in Oak Grove. Call 229-6916.
4tp 4/13


Cashiers, Assistant Managers
Paid vacation, good insurance program, fast
advancement, excellent working condition.
Apply in person, Jr., Food Stores, Port St.
Joe, Highland View, St. Joe Beach and
Mexico Beach. 4tc4/20

LICESED amil Chld CreHmesare

Doug Jamerson, Secretary,
Department of Labor and Em-
ployment Security, today kicked
off, "Safety First," a statewide
campaign to reduce workplace in-
juries through education and pre-
vention. The workplace safety
program will continue Florida's
efforts to reduce the cost of work-
ers' compensation associated
with workplace injuries.
"I am concentrating the de-
partment's efforts on providing a
safe workplace for all Floridians.
'Safety First' is vital to building a
healthy Florida economy," Jamer-
son said. "There is a direct corre-
lation between workplace injuries
and the cost of workplace injury
which results in higher workers'
comp costs, lost work time, and
reduces 'productivity," said Ja-
Lieutenant Governor Buddy
McKay, joining Jamerson in a
Capitol news conference to unveil
Safety First, said, 'The division of
Safety has effectively provided


Florida businesses with helpful
information that removes hazards
in the workplace and prevents
job-related accidents. 'Safety
First' is Florida's policy-on the
job-in the public and private
sectors," MacKay said. "We are
committed to protecting Florida
.workers and preventing costly,
unnecessary accidents in the
Jamerson cited the success
in reducing injuries among em-
ployees of City and Municipal
Public Works, which Was consid-
ered a high-frequency industry
for injuries. The Industry experi-
enced 1,704 disabling injuries in
1990. After the division concen-
trated its efforts on these work-
places during the following two
years, 1992 data revealed that
the group experienced only 460
claims-a decline of over 70 per-
cent. Based on an average work-
ers' comp claim of $12,000, a
savings of over $10 million was
realized. Similar savings are ex-

I Public Notices I
.. ~~ ~ -. ..

to a Writ of Execution Issued in the Circuit Court
of GULF Counrv. rionda on the 30th day ol Janu-
ary, 1995, In the cause wherein KLENTON McLE-
MORE, was plaintiff, and PENNY McLEMORE,
WAS DEFENDANT, BEING Case No. 82-59 in said
ALSO, pursuant to a Writ of Execution Is-
sued in the Circuit Court of GULF County, Florida
on the 30th day of January, 1995, In the cause
and PENNY McLEMORE,'was defendant, being
Case No 82-59 In said Court.
ALSO. pursuant to a Writ of Execution is-
sued In the Circuit Court of GULF County, Florida
on the 30th day of January, 1995, in the cause
wherein KLENTON McLEMORE, was plaintiff, and
PENNY McLEMORE. was defendant, being Case`
No. 82-59 In said Court.
ALSO, pursuant to a Writ of Execution Is-
sued in the Circuit Court of GULF County. Florida
on the 30th day of January, 1995 In the cause
wherein KLENTON McLEMORE, was plalinTff. and
Case no. 82-59.In said Court, I FRANK McKEl'I'-
EN, as Sheriff of GULF County, Florida have levied
upon all the right, title and interest of KLENTON T.
McLEMORE A/K/A K. T. McLEMORE, in and to
the following described real property, to-wit:

House for sale on Chipola River, 14
miles north of Wewa' (Scott's Ferry). 2
bdrm., 2 ba., deck, storage bldg.,
$65,000.904-482-7284. 2tc 4/13

For Sale by Owner: Spacious 3 bdrm.;,
2 ba. brick home on 3 acres of land.
'including barn on quiet paved dead
end street. Stone Mill Creek area.
More acreage available. 639-5347 or
639-5115. 3te 4/13

12'x70' mobile home on two 75'x125'
lots-at St. Joe Beach. In second block
from the beach on' Coronado St.
$39,000 or one lot and mobile home
for $26,000 or one lot for $16,000.
229-6338 after 5:00 p.m. tfc4/6

Acreage: Great home site on 2 acres
'of clear land on paved dead end'
street, Stone Mill Creek area. 639-
5347 or 639-5115. 3tc 4/13

Spacious 3 bdrm., 2 ba. brick home
on comer of Sunset Circle & 20th St.
Lot and a half in excellent neighbor-
hood. Formal din. rm., foyer, Ig. eat-in
kitchen w/roomy pantry, great room
w/fp &, entertainment center, big
master bdrm., & separate bath &
walk in closet, approx. 1700 sq. ft. of
living space. 2 car garage. Huge yd..
w/wired'workshop. Automatic sprink-
ler system & much more. $108,000.
Call Frank D. or Carla May at 227-
2008. tfc 4/6

2 bedroom, 1 ba. house for sale, 1/2
acre comer lot, located north of Over-
street. For more information' please
call 648-8686. tfc 4/6

"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 4/6

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 4/6

A parcel of land in the City of Wewahltchka, Gulf
County, Florida lying within Sec. 23, 24, 25 and
26, T4S, R10W, described as follows:
Begin at the SE corner of Section 23, T4S, RIOW,
and extend a line N03*2820" E along the e line of
said Sec. 23 for 420.00 feet to a 2 inch cast iron
pipe: thence S 87*36'00" E for 359.02 feet to a con-
crete monument on the Southwestern R/W line of
State Road 22; thence N 4005'40" W along said
R/W line for 1369.84 feet to a concrete monu- u
ment; thence S 03'24'30' W for 167.50 feet to a
concrete monument: thence N. 86:35'30* W for
615.4 feet to a concrete monument on the Eastern
R/W line of River Road (State Road 22-Alt);: thence
S 03"15'00" W along said eastern R/W line for
1822.33 feet to a State Road R/W monument at a
point of curve; thence continue along the R/W of a
curve to the left for 399.76 feet (chord bearing S
0039'50" E, (399.45 feet) to a concrete monu-
ment;, thence S 8721'00" E for 151.19 feet to a
concrete monument; thence S 02*39'00" 'W. for,
185.00 feet to a concrete monument on the North-
ern R/W line of Church Avenue; thence s
8721'00" E along said Northern R/W line for
2256.54 feet to an Iron pipe; thence N 0121'30" E
for 150.00 feet to an iron pipe; thence S 87"21'00"
E for 230.9 feet to a concrete monument; thence N
0329'00" E for 187.15 feet to a concrete monu-.
ment; thence N 86"31S0" W for 123.00 feet to a
concrete monument; thence N 03*29'00" 'E for
10.96 feet to a concrete monument' thence N
86"31o0" W for 75.00 feet to a concrete monu-
'iment; thence N 032900": E for 124.25 feet to a
concrete monument; ,thence N 8644'00" for
662.64 feet to a concrete monument; thence S
0425'00" W for 210.00 feet; thence N 8644'00" W
for 265.50 feet to a concrete monument; thence N
042500" E for 210.00 feet to a. concrete monu-
ment, thence N 8644'00" W for 207.00 Feet to a
Concrete monument; on the E line of Sect. 26,
T4S. RIOW, thence N 03*51'10" E along said E line
of Sect. 26 for 808.40 feet to the POB.
PARCEL B ) ....
Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of the Northeast Quar-
ter (NE 1/4) of Section Two (2). Township 5 South.
Range 10 WesL containing 40 Acres. more or less.
LESS AND EXCEPT One Il) acre on the Northwest
corner North of Highway 386.
And on the 9th day of May. 1995. at the North
Front Door of the Gull" County Courthouse. In the
e City of Port SL. Joe. Gulf County. Florida at the
hour of 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possi-
ble. I will offer for sale all of the said KLENTON T.
McLEMORE A/K/A/ K. T. McLEMORE nght. title
and interest In aforesaid property at public outcry
and will sell the same. subject to all prior liens, en-
'cumbrances and judgments. If any, to the highest
and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds
to be applied as far as may be to the payment of'
costs and the satisfaction of'the above described
of GULF County. Florida
By /s/ Frank McKeithen. SHERIFF
4tc, April 6, 13, 20 and 27, 1995.

Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
provided for in the Adminsttratve Procedures Act,
Tor the purpose of bringing said policies into com-
pliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of
Education Rules.-
Summary: The following is a brief description of
"each proposal change.
Pupil Progression Plan
X. Standards of Graduation High School
B Requirements for Graduations
Economic Impact: These proposals will result In
no direct costs associated with Implementation.
Tir.e: 5:00 P.M.. E.D.T.
Date: Tuesday, May'2, 1995
Place: Board Room, ,B
Gulf County School Board Office
150 Middle School Road
S Port St. Joe. FL 32456
i The entire text of the proposed rules can be
Inspected during regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe, FL.
Special legal authority under which the
adoption is authorized and the law being Imple- .
mented and Interpreted are made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by J.
David Bidwell, Director of Instructional Services
and approved for consideration by B. Walter Wild-
-er, Superiiteildent.
X. Standards for Graduation High School
B. Requirements for Graduation
2tc, April 13 and 20, 1995.


pected to be realized when safety
efforts are targeted to high fre-
quency areas.
Jamerson added, "The Divi-
sion of Safety, unlike the federal
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA), is respon-
sible for protecting public sector
employees, but it does provide
on-site consultations to business-
es requiring assistance, as well."
The division. provided nearly
1,000 on-site consultations to
businesses last year, and has
published 180 Industry-speciflc
comprehensive safety and health
programs. More than 33,000 cop-
ies have been distributed state-
wide .
Lieutenant Governor Buddy
MacKay and Secretary Jamerson
were joined by Representatives
Mackey and Brown, in unveiling
the initiative.
More than "180 industry-
specific safety programs have

been developed by division per-
sonnel with the assistance of in-
dustry, employee groups, and in-
surance carriers. These programs
are distributed to employers (at
no charge for single copies) upon
their request.
In fiscal year 1993-94, the Di-
vision fulfilled 918 employer re-
quests for on-site 7(c)(1) Consul-
tation services. The new state-
funded State Consultation Pro-
gram has. the capability to fulfill
approximately 1,200 employer re-
quests per year for on-site con-
sultation. ,These services, provid-
ed at no charge to employers,
assist them in complying with
state and federal occupational
safety and health regulations.
Consultation services include
on-site assistance in establishing
,and implementing a safety pro-
gram that meets the require-
ments for a workers' compensa-
tion premium credit

First Union Declares Dividends

First Union's offices in Char-
lotte, North Carolina, reported
first quarter 1995 earnings of
$230 million, or $1.32 on a per
common share basis. This com-
pared with $225 million, or $1.28
in the fourth quarter of 1994 and
$217 million, or $1.27 in the first
quarter a year ago.
"We are pleased with our Ifl-
nancial performance and with the
steps we have taken to accelerate
our earnings momentum," said
Edward E. Crutchfleld. First Un-
ion's chairman and chief execu-
tive officer. "Our fundamental
trends continue to be on track,
and we expect strong growth in
revenues through the rest of the
First Union's first quarter
1995 return on average common
stockholders' equity was 16.71
percent and return on average as-
sets was 1.24 percent.

This first quarter 1995 per-
formance also reflected:

* 3 percent growth in loans, up
$1.7 billion since year-end
* 3 percent decrease in expenses
from the fourth quarter of
1994; and
* 13 percent growth in capital
management income and 13
percent growth in mortgage
banking income from the fourth
quarter of 1994.

Net loans at March 31, were
$55.8 billion. Non-performing as-
sets were $577 million at March
31. compared with $558 million
at year-end 1994. They remained
a low' 1.03 percent of net loans
and foreclosed properties. Annu-
alized net charge-offs also re-
malned low at .31 percent of aver-
age net loans. "

] Elizabeth W. Thompson
Office: Hwy 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

Secluded Dunes Lots
Waterfront Lots
Two waterfront lots (F-1 and F-3) available priced from $250,000. These lots af-
ford you the best the Cape has to offer in waterfront living. Call Brenda or Jay
for details.
First Tier Lots
F-9 through F-13 and F-16 lots available at $65,000.00 each. Beautiful building
sites with the highest dunes on the Cape and wide white beaches. See Brenda
or Jay for more information.
Second Tier Lots
F-17 and F-19 through F-23 lots at $55,000 each. Be within yards of the crystal
blue waters with privacy and seclusion. Enjoy long walks on the area's best
beaches. Affordable building lots. See Jay or Brenda for sizes and locations.
Barrier Dunes Townhouses

Unit 3
Unit 33
Unit 35
Unit 42
Unit 128
Unit 176

3BR 3.5 BA.
2 BR 2.5 BA
3 BR 3.5 BA
2 BR 2.5 BA w/loft
2 BR 2 BA w/loft,
2 BR 2 BA

Gulf Front
Gulf View
Gulf View
Gulf View
On Lake
Gulf View


See Brenda or Jay for Your Vacation or Investment Townhouse.
NEW LISTING: 607 Garrison Ave. 3 bd. 1 ba. 1,247 SF block home on
75'x180' lot in nice neighborhood. Great. room design with eating area and bar
in kitchen, gas heat and electric air conditioning, ceiling fans, covered carport,
utility building. See Jay for this one, it won't last long. Price $58,600.00.
1109 Monument Ave. 3 bdrm., 1 1/2 ba. brick home on 141'x150' corner lot.
Hardwood floors, vinyl & carpet throughout. Kitchen has some new appliances
and walk-in pantry. Lg. sunken den, formal liv. rm. CH&A, new french. doors off'
kitchen, all new insulated windows throughout. Large walk-in attic. Utility bldg.
outside and well for yard. Ask for Jay. Price... Reduced, $84,500.00.
Americus St. at Canal St. Lot with septic tank. Nice lot 62 1/2' wide by 100'
deep one block from the beach on paved street w/1,000 gal. septic tank in
place. Water tap already paid for city water, has natural gas, telephone & elec-
tric available. Would make excellent lot for building. Ask for Brenda. Price., Re-
duced, $15,500.00.
Located adjacent to Gulf Aire Subdivision. Several lots available at $17,500
each in this prestigious neighborhood. Owner financing with 25% down, term
10 years, interest negotiable. Has central sewer with tap fees paid, city water,
electric and natural gas. See Jay for details.
Wetappo Creek. Ten acres +/- with '220' frontage on Wetappo Creek, suitable
for development. Dock adjacent to property with 25 foot easement to water.
Deep water access to intracoastal canal: Owner financing with 20% down, bal-
ance in 5 years at 8 1/2% interest. See Elizabeth Thompson. Price ..
Corner 15th St. and Hwy. 386. Ten acre +/- tract zoned "General Commercial"
suitable for baseball fields, miniature golf, bowling alley, gym, spa, mobile
home park, or storage units. Septic tank and electric permits previously applied
for, can be renewed for all 32 lots within tract. Owner says sell, make an offer.
See Elizabeth Thompson. Price.... $120,000.00.
Hwy. 98 between 2nd and 3rd Streets. Beautiful lot on hwy. across from dedi-
cated beach with unobstructed view of sunsets and sunrises. Zoned residen-
tial, this lot is 50'x150'. Excellent location for rental investment or second
home. Ask for Brenda.. Price. .. $60,000.00.



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

Spring Specials

Overstreet Pleasant Rest Cemetery Road. 412 Ra-
ven Road. Peaceful quiet area. 12 miles to Mexico
Beach. 2 bdrm., 2 ba. ch/a, elec. kitchen, chain link
fenced, detached 2 car garage, w/attached 1 bdrm., 1
ba. apartment w/ cen. h&a, elec. kitchen. Also in-
cludes boat shed w/storage .area, plus an additional
storage bldg. Approx. 1 acre, $111,500 Slashed to
Mexico Beach Beach side corner of Hwy. 98 &
27th St. 2 bdrm., 1 ba.'fully furnished, located on a
large lot, completely new septic system. Good rental
potential. $120,000. Reduced to $110,00.

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