The star
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028419/03099
 Material Information
Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: April 27, 1995
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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1508 HWY 431-5

r USPS 518-880






County Wants Better

Ambulance Service

Amnesty Day Scheduled for Saturday,May 20

As ambulance service negoti-
ations for the southern end of
Gulf County prepare to get under-
way between the Gulf County
Board of Commissioners and Gulf
Pines Hospital; questions con-
cerning the failure to provide a
backup crew were aired at the
regular Commission ,, meeting
Tuesday night.
Past contracts between the
two parties have resulted in AD-
VANCE Life Support services be-
ing provided to residents of south
Gulf County. 'he agreement also
calls for backup crews to be pro-
vided when the primary ambu-
lance crew on call is in service, or
on an out-of-county transfer to
another hospital.
Joe Nugent, City of Port St.

Joe Police Sgt., told the Board he
was aware of three incidents in
just the last few weeks in which
the ambulance was called and
didn't respond in a timely fash-,
ion, because there was no backup,
crew to respond. Nugent issued
his concerns, noting that thus far
the county had been lucky be-
cause the nature of the calls had
Snot been life-threatening. But he
expressed his fear of the possibili-
ty of a major accident or illness
situation where an ambulance
was needed immediately, but no.
backup crew is going to be availa-
"Someone is going to die
sooner or later if something Isn't
done., he told the Board.
: The Board scheduled a con-

Consumer Alert

Cautioned Against Product Tampering
A report from the Gulf County Sheriffs Department was re-
ceived by the Environmental Health Section of the Gulf County
Public Health Unit concerning possible product tampering of a bev-
erage. A pinhole size puncture in the lid of the beverage's container
had been noted. Both agencies have investigated what could be an
isolated Incident at a local convenience store. No additional evi-
dence of tampering was found at the site. Further testing and anal-
ysis is being conducted.
At this time there has been no ingestion and no injury due to
consumption of a contaminated product For public safety and pro-
tection, the Gulf County Public Health Unit is asking the general
public and store personnel to be alert to possible product tamper-
If you have any questions or information regarding this matter,
please contact Doug Kent, at the Gulf County Public Health Unit at

tract negotiation session for May
2 at 5:00 p.m. to be held In the
Board's meeting room. Chairman
Michael Hammond said the con-
tract clearly states that a backup
crew will be provided and that the
problem would be addressed, em-
phasizing enforcement of the con-
Joe Danford, Gulf County's -
Solid Waste Director, told the
Board that Saturday, May 20th.
had been set aside for the
county's annual Amnesty Day.
The program allows Gulf County
citizens to dispose of such items
as paints, batteries, oils, house-
hold cleaning chemicals, and in-
secticides at no charge to the
According to Danford there
will be two collection sites in the
county. One will be set up at the
Gulf County Courthouse to ac-
cept items for disposal from 9
a.m. till 4 p.m..EDT to serve the
south end of the county. The oth-
er site will be located at Lister's
Hardware in Wewahitchka, oper-
ating from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. CDT
'for residents in the northern part
of the county.
Home Ownership Educaticn
Classes Required for "SHIP"
SHIP (State Housing Initia-
tives Partnership) advisor Bo Wil-
liams, received Board approval to
require applicants for low interest
home loans to attend home own-
ership education classes as a pre-
requisite to loan processing un-
der the SHIP program. e-
Williams told the Board that
(See Bro ri Intet was to ro-

Gulf Fights for Disast

A furor ignited by several
unincorporated areas in flood
zones of the Panhandle seems to
have resulted in a more equitable
distribution of some $43 million
in grants which were awarded ini-
tially to eight flooded communi-
ties for distribution under the
Hazard Mitigation program.
The forty-three million is
part of a 180 million dollars doled
out by HUD for the states of
Georgia, Florida and Alabama to
compete with heavy flood damag-
es caused by last year's Tropical
Storm Alberto.
The grants were earmarked
for Tallahassee and Leon County
to share $18.7 million, the City of
Caryville in Washington County

$11.8 million, and the City of
Blountstown in Calhoun County
$7.3 million, Wakulla County $2
million and Franklin County $1.7
million, the City of Bonifay In
Holmes County $1.3 million and
the City of Chattahoochee.
$99,000. Gulf County and several
unincorporated areas in Washing-
ton, Holmes and Calhoun
counties were snubbed, as were
seven other counties. All of these
were under presidential disaster
declarations and all were recom-
mended for HUD grants by a
state community development
task force.
Gulf County Ignored
Larry Wells. Gulf County's
Disaster Preparedness Director,

er Money
told The Star that the county still
has received no funds from feder-
al or state sources, even though:.
they were approved late last sum-
mer. Wells stated to The Star, "We
weren't even invited to Join those'
other communities which were
omitted from fund distributions
to make a united effort In obtain-
ing the money, nor were we invit-
ed to join the other communities
in a concentrated effort to visit
the Cabinet in Tallahassee in an
effort to pry some funds loose."
Wells said Gulf County suf-
fered considerable damages, both
to the county infrastructure and
to approximately 80 homes in the
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New "Tech Lab" for Middle School

Work is about .half completed on a new
"Tech Lab" suite being added to Port St. Joe
Middle School, under 'a state grant of
$297,000 for the building. The project in-
cludes adding 1,500 square feet of new con-
struction and remodeling 3,800 square feet
of existing building for a total of 5,300
square feet to be incorporated in the Tech
Plans are to have the new education pro-
gram complete and in operation for the
1995-96 school year if everything progress-

es according to schedule. The new class-
room suite will provide middle school stu-
dents with a variety of technical studies
based on mathematics and science compo-
nents which will be needed in the 21st cen-
tury. The new program will assist students
in making decisions for the future direction
of their curriculum or goals in life. Included
in the lab will be such things as computer
science to enhance technical skills for the

Workmen Widening Highway Roadbed

These big machines are shown widen-
ing Highway 71 an additional two feet on
each side in preparation of resurfacing
the highway to White City. Asphalt fines
removed from Highways 98 and 71,
which are currently under construction,
are being utilized.
When completed the highway will in-
corporate new dimensions which were re-
cently adopted by the State Department

Project Results In Useful Product
j ec .. A.. .

From Waste Paper
to Useful Products
Wewahitchka High School
sophomore Charlie Cole demon-
strated his award winning science
'fair project to the Gulf County
Commissioners Tuesday night.
Charlie's project utilizes the
green plastic grass in the bottom
of Easter baskets, paper bags and
aluminum foil to produce dinner
plates stronger and more durable
than' paper and plastic plates
they were tested against.
The end product Is a cumula-
tion of four years of work that has
been refined, using different ma-
terials; to the point that it re-
ceived the "Showstopper Award"
at the regional science fair for the
project that attracted the most at-
tention by the judges. The exhibit
qualified Cole for the Internation-
al Science Fair, to be held in
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, by
winning the grand prize award for
the best physical science project
in the senior division. Along with
these awards, Charlie won two
special awards: the American Civ-
il Engineering Award and the Na-
val Science Award.
He explained to the commis-
sioners how he had re-pulped the
paper using a household blender
and added strips of aluminum foil
Sand the Easter grass when using
a mold, to shape the plate and a-
press to remove excess moisture.
He then oven-dried the material
fusing the product together as the
heat completed the drying pro-
Charlie said his plate held
Just over 55 pounds of weight

when tested against other paper
and plastic plates for surpassing
the pressure the "store bought"
plates were able to withstand.
The commissioners presented
Charlie with a check for $2,000,

from the county's recycling and
education grant, to help defray
his expenses to the International
Science Fair. In return, Cole will
set up demonstrations to show
other county students.

Charlie Cole, left, shows Bo Williams the strong dinner plates he
made from waste paper in his science project. The project earned a
Showstopper Award which resulted in his entry in the International
Science Fair in Canada.

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of Transportation for state highways in
Florida. C W. Roberts Construction Com-
pany is prime contractor for the widen-
ing and paving of this portion of High-
way 71, which will also extend .to
Monument Avenue in Port St. Joe, under
another contract.
The paving work is expected. to take
most of the year to complete according
to the DOT construction calendar.



Big Mistake

ROBERT S. McNAMARA has probably done something no
other high ranking government official has done before and
probably won't happen again for a long while-admit he was
wrong on something as serious as the Vietnam War, which so
seriously divided the people of this nation.
,McNamara has written a book, explaining how the govern-
ment was so wrong in their assessment of the force behind the
Vietcong willingness to endure great hardship and casualties on
our supposition that Communism was the reasoning behind
their tenacity. The desire of Communism to rule the world was a
very real force in the days of the Vietnam War. As with most re-
cent conflicts, it was the 'flent' of Communism which steeled the
U. S. government's resolve to continue support of the War.
THE BOOK, AUTHORED by McNamara absolved every gov-
ernment leader of wrong reasons for continuing the War, al-
though it did admit that the decisions to continue at the time
were, looking from hindsight, wrong.
This admission didn't bring back the 58.000 American dead
from the war; It probably wasn't the first time military decisions
made by our government or other governments have been wrong
even though the leaders were convinced they were doing the
right thing at the time '..
SUPPOSE McNAMARA HADN'T been wrong in his opinion
about the conduct of the war and theUnited States had pulled
out and given way to Communism? Suppose it had then taken
over Southeast Asia and continued to spread unabated, as the
leaders feared? What would our legacy have been?
We're not saying, 'That's all right, fellows; you did what you
thought best and what if 58,000 young men did have to die?
Didn't they die protecting the world from insidious Commu-
That's why our leaders age so much while they are' in office.
The tremendous weight of their responsibilities is so awesome!
Dean Rusk, McNamara and General Westmoreland, all were
convinced if the United,States was not firm in Vietnam it would
have two results: Communism would take over that large por-
tion of the world [not realizing it was Ho Chi Minh's intense na-
tionalismfi and not Communism which was fueling the War] arid;
our declared intended support of our many allies against Com-
munism would be irreparably damaged.
Many of us in America could have been the co-authors of
McNamara's book!.It was an honest-although big-mistake!

Handy-Wasn't It?

PRAYER IN SCHOOLS AND other public functions, has all
but been outlawed during the past few years. "We didn't need it,"
was the almost universal cry. "It's unnecessary in these enlight-,
ened times," claimed the masses. Prayer in school was a waste of
time which could betterxbe spent studying. Besides that, if we al-
lowed prayer in school we had to allow all sorts of activities un-
der the guise of worship and we couldn't stand for that.
We've cut prayer out of many public activities graduation
exercises, Baccalaureate services, before ball games, opening
meetings, bef6re-public'.banquets and meals. Prayer was fast be-
coming something we-felt we could get along without-. We didn't
need It anymore.
UNTIL OUR NATION experiences a tragedy!
There were,no objections to bowing our collective heads in
prayer following the disaster of the bombing in Oklahoma
There was an appropriate time for prayer and people didn't
have any problem with recognizing it as an appropriate time.
Even our President led the nation in prayer that things
would work out and people's lives would be spared in the disas-
ter which electrified the nation.
There was no embarrassment'or shame in bowing our heads
in prayer during this time when we had no other recourse.,
THE DAY SPENT IN prayer asking for God's help in dealing
with the trauma brought about by the devastation, publicly and
unashamedly calling on God, whom our nation had grown to ig-
nore, was joined in by the people of Oklahoma City, Sunday, as
well as the rest of the nation. We recognized we needed God's
help during this peflod of time and asked for. t-even begged for
it-expecting that help to be forthcoming. : ; *
Wouldn't we be better off if we kept prayer as our nation's
constant companion, rather than waiting to call on God, asking
for His Intervention only wheh we face insurmountable prob-

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April 25, 1995 Major League
baseball returns today after an
absence of 257 days. It was a
hard played, well documented
strike between super-extra greedy
players and super-extra greedy
owners. Most folks grew weary of
the whole thing months ago. I
know some who gave up on the

bunker Down with Kes

by Kesley Colbert

What God Has Joined Together.

game. And several have asked me
if I was going to "boycott" the sea-
On April 12. 1954 I stood In
fear and wonderment as my
Mother sat at the kitchen table in
stunned silence, tears streaming
down her cheeks, clutching a
crumpled up sports section in her
lap. The day before the St. Louis
Cardinals had traded Ehos
Slaughter to the dreaded, New'
York Yankees for pitcher Mel
Wright and outfielders Bill Virdon
and Emil Tellinger and catcher
Hal Smith. Someone asked me
years later how could I possible

remember the date and all the
players-I reckon it wasn't their
Mother sitting at that kitchen ta-
ble ..... .I was seven years old.
And I learned immediately and
forever about the cold, hard, ugly,
strictly business, grab all you -
can while you can aspect of,
the professorial side of baseball,
On. May 11, 1956 the Cards
traded Harvey HaddLx to the Phil-
adelphia Phillies. I sat at that
same kitchen table and cried.
But not for.long.
'Ricky Gene and Yogi came by
and I grabbed my "leather' and:
we headed down to the big field
beside the pajama factory.

Having Your Tonsils Removed Is No Fun! Ipeat

0. 0.0

I tell you people. God Invent-
ed baseball. They can't mess
it up! When the sun comes up in
the morning, you look closely-
it's sewn together with big red
stitches .' And you ever won-
der why 90 feet? Listen, if it's 95
feet, everybody is out, 85 feet and
they're all safe. God knew what
He was doing! You think about
the distance between home plate
arid the pitcher's mound. If it's 50
feet, shoot, I could throw it by
you; 75 feet and I could hit Sandy
Koufax (maybe). 60 feet 6 inches.
You know that little hollowed
out place in your chest cavity?
God put it, there in case you have
to play third base. You hunker
down in front of a hot smash, the
ball takes a bad hop, skips over
your Rawlings Playmaker and
whammoo it crashes into your
chest. The inverted teaspoon-
shaped sternum "catches" the
ball- and drops it right at your
feet You pounce on it and nip the.'
runner at first by a step. Al Rosen
had about the best chest cavity
catching ability 61 anyone I ever,
We have two arms because.
we are marvelously and wonder-
fully made-one Is to catch with,
the other is for the throw back .

I knew, as always. this, was
Going to be a. great baseball sea-
son early in the year. The high
school games started with a mid-
February tournament In Wakulla.
Between games they let me rake- -
the field. Coach Wilder made sure
I got a Wakulla baseball cap. That
thrilled my wife, she wasn't sure I
had enough to make it through a
whole season. ...
Back home C9ach Mac has
been super! When I've got a few'
minutes, he puts me on the hill
and lets me throw BP to the guys.
I also bang out a ground ball or
two with an old fungo. I .don't
want to coach, and I don't. But I
do get to yell, "Hey, great day to
be alive, be an American--let's
choose up and play twol"
When we rolled into Blount-
stown Coach Kizziah had a rake
and a cap ready. .We talked base-
ball-.the old days, the., middle
days, the right-nbw days. They -
played seven aMi4Ile talked some '
more .... Coach Kearce from
Wewa called. More batting prac-
tice. A lot more'batting practice-
those guys want to hit and I
staked (like you are supposed to)
until it was so dark we couldn't
see. The red cap fit nicely. Coach
Watford at Carrabelle took the
hat off his head arid handed it to
You follow me now? Some
special baseball people are allow-
ing me to hang close to the' game.
Here's the real kicker-I throw a
little BP here, a little there and
..the coaches and players are
thanking met Is this a great
country or what?
On March 21 st I sa the- first
night game ever played at Van-
derbilt University. Last week I
saw LeeAnn Motley make a heck
of a catch in the outfield and then
on the dead run throw a strike to
first base to double off a runner. I
(See KESLEY on Page 3)

No Fun!

tell you about this. It makes me
seem so Infantile and child-like.
It's definitely something which or-
dinarily happens to young chil-
dren-or it did when I was a
child. This procedure was per-
formed on children almost-rou-
tinely as the answer to myriad ail- .
ments which plague pre-teen age
children. :
Here I am nearly with pre-_
teen age great-grandchildren, re-
ceiving the attention and treat-
ment normally reserved, for ado-
lescents. It's affecting me in the
same manner it does the kids,
No, I'm not experiencing my
second childhood .., yet!
Just as it formerly was with
kids, this procedure which was
performed on me was supposed '
to be a "cure-all"' for anything
which was supposed, to all me,
from ingrown toenails to bad

last Fridayl Can you Imagine a
person of my tender years having
such a procedure performed- will-
ingly? Well, maybe it wasn't ex-
actly willingly. Certainly it wasn't
willingly after the deed was done
, I just thought my wife was
starving me to death, with the
diet she has me on. She doesn't
even know how to deny me suste-
nance. Let me tell you; that tonsil
remover doctor knows 'how to
stop you from eating for at
least a week
I'm beginning to get to the
point of being able to swallow
Jell-o by now and what I wouldn't

give to be able to eat a big juicy
I never thought I would grow
tired of ice cream. Chocolate" ice
cream for breakfast' isn't half bad,'
however. It's better than oatmeal
But then, isn't anything?

WAY BACK WHEN I got sick.
about five, months ago, the doc-,
tors ascertained I had sleep ap-`
nea which could have contributed
to my illness. I didn't know I had
. it. They determined I was "waking'
up" something like 100 times a
night, trying to catch my breath.
I didn't know that! I was dead

to the world in dreamland, but
the doctors assured me it was so
and declared it ias dangerous for.
me to continue in that condition.
So they have been reaming
out my nose and throat in order
to enable me to' breathe easier. I
thought I was breathing pretty
easy after I managed to pay off:
my, mortgage, but they assured
me that I wasn't.

DID YOU EVER have your
tonsils removed?
It's the next best experience
to having your fingernails yanked.
out.by the' roots. I knew I wasn't
going to die and my throat would
get well in just a few days, but ,
you would have had a heck of a
time convincing me of that fact
last Saturday and Sunday..
Folks told me all kinds of
tales about what I would experi-
ence before I went to the Surgery
Center to get it done. I was told I
would lose 1710 pounds the easy.

way... because I would be una-
ble; to eat. There was nothing easy
about it .. ..
I was warned Iv wouldn't be
able to swallow for about a week
or more. I didn't think about how
I was going to get a Tylenol down
for the pain--one of the little side :
effects nobody warned me about.
I was .even told ;there wasn't
anything -to 'it! I have since
thought I misunderstood that bit
of advice and the person actually
said. "There is nothing you can
do about it." Which is true!

was unable to eat at least my
fourth meal-and would gladly
even eaten that bowl of oatmeal I
Was now unable to-I began to
ruminate over my unfortunate
situation. Why would anyone in
his right mind get up at' 5:00 in
the morning to get to Panama
City at 7:00 to get someone to
place you in the condition I. now

find myself in?
I concluded they have you
come so early in the morning be-
fore you become wide awake and
begin to have second thoughts
about the matter.
After you come out of'the an-
-esthetic and are waiting for a pe- i
riod of time before they will let
you come home, a sweet little
nurse comes swishing her uni-
form up to where you are lying
and asks, "Are you feeling all
right, Mr. Ramsey? Can I get you
Of course, I couldn't say a
thing, with my throat torn out by
the roots like it was, but if I could
have talked I would have proba-
bly replied something like, 'Yes
Ma'am. I enjoyed having my
throat slit and if it isn't too much
trouble, would you bring me a
nice juicy hamburger and a milk-
Instead, I vowed to myself
never to have my tonsils removed
ever again

Li, USPHS 518880
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456-0308
by The Star Publishing Company
Second-Clas PostagtPaid at Port St Joe, FL

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William H. Ramsey.............Production Supt.
Frenchie L. Ramsey ...........Office Manager
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DtSt. Joseph Bay
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Joint Investigaton Brings

Nine More Drug Arrests

Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen has released the
names of nine individuals who
have been charged in additional
drug related arrests made
through the joint investigations of'
-his department, the Port St. Joe
Police Department and Wewa-
hitchka Police Department. Thus
far in this growing season, there
have been approximately' 300
marijuana plants seized In Gulf
County by the three law enforce-
ment agencies.
Those arrested and the
charges against them were:
*Tommy Lee Redmond of We-
wahitchka-sale of crack cocaine:
*Buddy Simmons of Over-
street-cultivation of marijuana;
*Graddy Alderman of Wewa
hitchka-possession of marijua-
*William McChesney of Talla-
'hassee-possession of marijuana;
*Mike Jay Brown of Tallahas-

see-possession of marijuana;
*Justin Wagner of Tallahas-
see-possession of marijuana;
*Johnny Nobles of Wewa-
hitchka-cultivation ofi marijua-
*Tony Nobles of Wewahitch-
ka-possession of crack cocaine:
*Bill Dekoven of Tallahas-
see-,possession of marijuana,
possession of cocaine, and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.

Did You Know...
It's estimated that telemar-
keting fraud and telephone swin-
dles cost consumers nationwide
$10 billion to $40 billion every
Be skeptical. Does an offer
seem too good to be true? If it
does, it probably is too good to be

Wewa Chamber Memi

The monthly meeting of the
Wewahitchka Chamber of Com-
merce was held April 20 at Gulf'
County Correctional Institute,
with 40 members in attendance.
They represented local business-'
es as well as members of the:
chamber. The group was served

CC SumnimerA

Fees Due May 4
Fees for the Summer' A se-
mester at Gulf Coast Community
College are due on May 4. All stu-
dents who have previously regis-
tered for the Summer A semester
should pay their fees in the Busi-
ness Office or Bookstore by this
'.date. Students are responsible for
all fees assessed, according to
Roy Smith, director of admis-
sions. Classes for the Summer A
semester will begin May 8.
Late. registration and drop/
add will be held Monday and
Tuesday. May 8 and 9, from 7
.a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Office of Ad-
missions. Payment is required at
the time of registration or drop/
Late -egistr'ti n' and" dtop/"
add at Tyr'dall Air Force Base will
be held from 3 p.T, until 6 p.m.
In the Base Educatibn Center on
May 8 and 9. Payment Is required
at the time of registration or
drop/add. Tyndall students may
purchase their books at the Edu-
cation Center.
Registration will continue for
the second summer session
through June 16 during regular
office hours, Monday through
Thursday, 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.
and Friday, 7:30 a.m. until 4

lunch in the stafF cafeteria wad
then given a tour of the facility.
Ron McAndrew, Superinten-,
dent of G.C.I., lead the group on
the tour through the facility
which can house 1,024 inmates.
Presently it is almost to capacity

)ers Visit S
at 1,013 inmates confined to the
facility in the north end of the
county. An annex is presently un-
der construction which would
bring the prisoner capacity up to
2,500 2,700 inmates when com-
Currently there are 420 per-

tate Prison
sonnel employed at G.C.I., of
which a little over 49 percent are
from Gulf County. Employees in-
clude administrative personnel,
corrections officers as well as
medical personnel. Completion of
the annex will increase employ-
ment to over 800 people.

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and moderate income households
and the classes would provide in-
formation-on home loan applica-
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money management tips to the

*Joe Danford Informed the
Board that JTPA was offering to
provide funding to pay the labor
*for a sea oats replanting project
and he was looking for funds to
purchase 25,000 plants at a price
of $500.
Accepted Davis Laborato-
ries' bid of $14,400 to provide
well moriftoring services for the
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For every dollar spent In this
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tion and retailing. Labor made up
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county's landfill sites.
Decided to attend a briefing
on proposed Tomahawk missile
launches over the Panhandle by.
the Navy.
Passed a proclamation rec-
ognizing the 30th anniversary of'
the Head Start program. '
Designated April 28th as

"Worker's Memorial Day".
Heard from NAACP presi-
dent Amy Shackleford, who told
the Board. people were confused
over the single member vs. at-
large voting proposal and asked
that the county get with the par-
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Parent Apologi2

ITo Whom It May Concern:
I, Rhonda' House, was
present- at an' interview. with'
Channel 13 News orn Tuesday,
April 18, in reference to child
abuse charges made against Ms.
Becky Weston on the treatment of
her first graders at Highland View
Elementary. I was also present at
a meeting with Walter Wilder con-
cerning the same situation. I
would like to go on record stating
that I was not fully and complete-
ly informed of the charges, but as
a concerned and caring parent I
acted in what I thought to be the
proper manner at the time by tak-
ing Immediate action.
After talking with several oth-
er parents and Ms. Weston her-
self, I feel that initially I made an
irrational decision to act without
first having all the facts. While I
may not approve of Ms. Weston's
methods, I fully believe 'here was
never any abuse In her class-,
room. I feel that as a teacher of
21 first graders, she is doing the

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wish you could have seen the
grin! As she turned back to her
.center field position, my eyes lin-
gered on the number "5" proudly'
displayed on her jersey and I
wondered if anyone else made the
I sit at games and talk base-
ball with Greg Knox while Phil
Lanford keeps the hot dogs com-
ing. Bobby Hicks will call just to
ask about slugging percentage.
-Debbie and Dan Van Vleet came
up from Pompano Beach to bring
me an autographed Stan Musial
ball and an old MacGregor Rober-
to Clemente glove. My wife
bought me the hew book out on
Ty Cobb. Joe Phillips sent me a
great article from 1956 by Frank
Lane In Which he is very weakly
attempting to defend his trade of
HaddLx. I watch Field of Dreams
once a week 'and I've recently.
added The Monty Stratton Story to
my video collection.
My cup runneth, overt
I can take the business side
of professional baseball because I
know they can't hurt what God
has done. I'm forty-eight years
old. I've been at this game seri-
ously for almost half a,century ,
and I.figure I'm right in the
middle of the best season I've ever
had ....




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best she can to maintain control
In a room she has no aide in and
still manage to teach. I do not "
agree with some measures taken.,
but I do understand and I feel
confident that there has been no
abuse. I do' feel however that
teachers need aides in their
rooms not only to help maintain
control, but also to ensure that
misunderstandings such as this
one do not occur and cause un-
necessary problems for both
teachers, parents, and students
I am sorry for any problems,
heartaches, or Inconvenience that
my part in this matter has
caused, but once again I would
like to state that I was acting at
the time as any concerned parent
would do that felt their child had
been abused.
Very Sincerely,
Very Sorry.
/s/ Mrs. Rhonda House

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Shown in the photo above; from left, are Melissa Nobles, representing Port St. Joe High School, Jacque
Quarles, Chairman of the DAR Good Citizens Contest, and Amy Daniel, representative from Apalachicola-
High School.

Nobles is DAR Good Citizen

The Saint Joseph Bay Chap-
ter of the National Society, of the
Daughters of the American Revo-
lution met Wednesday, April 19
at the Garden Club Center for
their regular monthly meeting.

Clayton Cool

As April is Good Citizens
Month; each participating school
in the area was represented by a,
Good Citizen student chosen by
the faculty and senior class mem-,
bers. Part of the honor of, being
selected is inclusion 1in the com-
petition for state, regional and
national Good Citizen Scholar-
The qualities of good charac-
ter which are emphasized by
these awards are dependability,
service, leadership and patriot-
ism. In addition to these, person-.

'Clayton is Five!
Clayton Cool will be five years
old on May 1st. He will.be cele-
brating his birthday at the St. Joe.
Motel on Sunday, April 30 with
his classmates from school and
close family friends. They will en-
joy ice cream, pizza, games and
'pony rides.
Clayton is the son of connie


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al honor and understanding of
other's needs are added.
The DAR is proud to an-
nounce the winners of the local,.
chapter contest. Taking first:
place is Miss Melissa 'Nobles,
daughter of Mr. arid Mrs, Robert
Nobles, Jr. Melissa is the repre-
sentative of Port St. Joe High
Placing second in the compe-
tition is Miss Amy Daniel. the
daughter of Mrs. Sharon Carlson.
Amy is the student representative
of Apalachicola High,School.
Each of these young ladies
spoke to the .Daughters and
guests on the theme of '"Our
American Heritage and Our Re-
sponsibility to Preserve It".
They were awarded a Good.
Citizen pin, a certificate and wal-.
let card along with hearty con-
gratulations and best wishes for
their future.
The next meeting, which will
feature the annual picnic, will be
held May 17th. Further details
will be announced at a later date.

Senior Parents-.
Urged to Unite!
The building and decorating
has begun for the 1995 Project
Graduation. Every senior parent's
help is needed at the Centennial
Building. Crews will be working
every Monday through Thursday
beginning at 6:30 p.m. Lo ,
Project graduation organizers
appeal to all parents to suit up in'
your work. clothes, strap on your
tool belts and be there tonight
Also, the door prize commit-
tee will have a special meeting
Monday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. in
the media center at Port St. Joe
High School. ,

Port Theatre Has Been Sold

Wade. and Paula Clark have
recently negotiated the purchase
of the Port Theatre in downtown
Port St., Joe. Various community
members have expressed. enthu-
siasm and excitement about see-
ing the old theater fixed up.
The Clarks' short term plans
are to clean up the building, and
replace the old roof. As soon as
the building is useable for an
auction, they plan to begin hav-
ing regularly scheduled auctions
there.. Long term goals for the
building are still being decided,

GC Seniors
B-B-Q Sale
The Gulf County Senior CiU-
zeris Association, Inc. will be
holding a fundraising' event on
April 28 from 11:00 a.m. until
1:00 p.m. at the United Methodist
Church Hall.
The senior citizens will be
selling those delicious Barbeque
sandwiches to raise money for
the new center presently under
The price of the dinners will
be $3.00, which will include pota-
to chips. pickles, iced tea and a
large BBQ beef sandwich. Please
call 229-8466 to place an order
fora local business delivery.
SThe senior citizens will also
have a table set up to provide the
community with information on
their available programs. The
public is Invited to stop in and
visit with them.

Cindy's Darlin'
Dolls Recital
Cindy's Darlin' Dolls recently
held their annual recital at Port
St Joe Elementary School.
The baton class performed a
dance twirl routine to 'Twist" and
a jazz routine to "Boogie Woogie
Choo Choo Train'. The tap and
line dancing class performed tap
routines to "Jailhouse Rock" and
'"urfin' Safari" and a line dancing
routine to "Try To Think About
Elvis". Their cheerleaders per-
formed a skit to "There's One In
Every Football Game" and: danced
tb "Just Do It". At the conclusion
of the recital each girl was award-
ed a trophy.

BBQ Dinner Sale
Those delicious, mouth-
watering bar-b-que dinners
cooked by Paul Gant will once
again be sold from the Frank Pate
Park, adjacent to First Union
Bank. on May 13 from 11:00-a.m.
Until 2:00 p.m.
Patrons will have a choice of
a complete chicken dinner for
$5.00 or a slab of ribs for $12.00.
To place an order or purchase
tickets see any Mold-A-Male
member or call 229-6624 or 229-
6290. ''
This sale is being held to
raise funds for the youth involved
in Project Mold-A-Male. The com-
munity's support of this. project is
verymuch appreciated.
Any questions should be di-
rected to the project contact per-
son, Chester Gant. Jr.

but' an antique mall (with spaces
to rent) is a very probable part of
the final plans. Eventually, they
hope to restore as much of the
original look as possible.
The Clarks are very open to
ideas from the community, and
would welcome the sharing of any
memories, mementos, pictures,
or stories about the Port Theatre,

as well as ideas for what the com-
munity would like to see devel-
oped in the building. Several ide-
as such as church use of the
auditorium area, drama presenta-
tion, film showings, etc. have
been suggested. The Clarks
would welcome a call to: Wade
Clark"Auctions (904-229-9282) if
you have any thoughts to share.

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This Stock Liquidation Sale will be held at the Ready Arts & Crafts location
on the corner of Reid.Ave. & Third St., Port St. Joe.
Sale Dates April 27th through May 6th
9:30 5:00 Each Day Closed Sunday All Sales are Final!
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Social Security Representative Coming

Most Social Security business
can be handled over the phone.
You are invited to call the Social
Security office at 1-800-772-
If this is not possible, you
may come to the office located at
30 West Government Street in
Panama City. The office is open
Monday through Friday from 8:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m., C.D.T., except
on national holidays.
If you cannot come to Pana-
ma City, you may meet the Social
Security representative at the
Gulf County Courthouse on the
first and third Monday of each

In the photo above, construction workers continue to erect the framing of the Stiles Brown Senior Citizens and Community Center, which is
located adjacent to the Gulf County Public Library in Port St. Joe.

$50,000 Still Needed for Center Completion
The framing Iof the Stiles at the Wewahitchka State Bank. port. recreation, and an_ overall men and women to enjoy when
Brown Senior Ctizens and Corn- Pleasemake donations payable to beautiful facility for the elderly' they come for daily activities.
munity Center has begun at last, the Gulf County Senior Citizens
however the fundraising must Building Fund.
scoiltoue. ,The entire project is be-
ilng funded locally, there ,will be This building will provide
:no federal funds involved in, fl- adult day care, a large hall for
.nancing the construction. community use, arts and crafts,
SThe Gulf Cunty Senior Citi- educational classes, health sup-
.zens have had numerous fund
raising projects, with more sched PSJ High School
:uled in the near future. They ask ... H i S h ---
'the community to participate In A' ward s's Day-Set ,
these events to help as they have ward's Day Set
in thepast. Port St. Joe High School will
Meanwhile, the Board of Di- hold its annual Award's Day-Pro-
'rectors hopes the public can help gram on May 3rd at 11:00 a:m. in
,them bolster the completion of the school's gymnasium.r--
the project at this time by making Anyone who wishes to partici-
;a donation. They ask that you pate may contact Mary Lou Cum-
.mail your donation or drop it off bie at 229-8251. The public is in-
vited and welcome to attend the
Car Wash Saturday program. .(.-l ,l.
The Gulf County Guidance
Clinic wilL be holding a car wash Thank You $99
0on Saturday, April 29, from 9:00 I w l ...d
:a.m. until 12:00 p.m.. CDT, at St. I would'like to thank every- o1on et ..... .* ..
:Joe Papermaker's Credit Union in one for,the many acts of kindness ILec1 an79
,Wewahitchka. DonaUons will be and concern shown during my re-
:used to help sponsor the Juvenile cent surgery and hospital stay I Leaterl Ottomt1atv' "-' .
Summer Program.,, and since I've been home. Thanks Cal chaT &s7 A Q
Activities and groups are be- for the flowers, cards, calls, visits," W ing 0 .
ing organized to help youth make and a special thank you to the ea & Ottota
better choices and to help them various churches that were pray- C ,egs22 .....
be more successful. If you would ing for me. oen ........ .. .
like to help or desire more infor- I appreciate the snacks and Oak i t'a1, Off
nation, please contact the citnic candy, brought or sent to Ruth so f.....
,at 227-1145. .--she-dlidn't have to miss a single i r Stere "'
"grunt or groan". ...cr,' ...... -

_ ,... Walter Graham

month from 11:00 a.m. until
12:00 p.m., E.D.T.
In May, the representative
will meet next in Port St. Joe on
the 1st.

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To My Dad
Well, Dad it has been almost 11 years since I've talked to you, so we have a
lot of catching up to do. Well now, let's see,.you have more grandchildren. now,
three more to' be exact; two boys and one girl. I often wish that my Joey could have
known you as David did. I now live in California Kevin is going to the University
of California to get his degree in accounting.
Not a day goes by that you are.not thought of or talked about; I only .san that
I could have spent more time with you.
There is .so much to tell you that I can't think of it all. .. your brother, Dalton
passed away-I know that both of you are in heaven watching, over the whole
family. Vince and Wendy have graduated now-Vince is in the Navy and Wendy is
about to get married..So you're really missing a lot of the fun da) s. I krnoi% that ou
know most of what is going on, because I feel you around me a lot.
Well, Dad, I could go, on and on, but there's not enough space to print all my
thoughts and ishes-just know we still love and think of you everyday.
This -is in remembrance of Hubert Miller, who left this world on August 6,
1984 Who would have been married to my beloved Mother 43 years on April 7
... and would have been 67 years of age on April 14. li.

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county, which' had flood damage.
Wells said, 'We've been left out in
the cold while other communities
such as Tallahassee, Blount-
stown and Caryville have been
approved for help."
The fuss raised over the dis-
tribution of funds is seeming to
get a more equitable distribution
promised to the communities, In-
corporated or unincorporated,
which suffered heavy flood dam-
: Tallahassee City Comniis-
sioner Debbie Lightsey defended
the Tallahassee and Leon County
grants saying they suffered dam-
ages also, and were unaware the
smaller counties had their needs
ignored. She said all the commu-
nities' needs should be compared
with the various federal funds


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provided to them regardless of
technicalities in some counties
which favor the rural communi-
ties flooded by Alberto.
Holmes County Commis-
sioner Earl Stafford hinted that
the inequitable division of funds
provided storm drainage in Leon
County while "we had homes
flooded here in our county."
Wells stated that his office
and the Gulf County Commission
is putting forth every effort to see
that Gulf County gets its share
when the funds are redistributed
as Kenneth Williams, Deputy As-
sistant Secretary of HUD grant
programs in Washington, D.C.
promised, to Congressman Joe
Scarborough. Scarborough who

represents Congressional District
One (formerly Earl Hutto's dis-
trict) has been the force behind a
more equitable distribution of the
funds.' Williams said, "This is a lo-
cal issue. It is not rational that
HUD would make a choice as to
where the funds are distributed."
Wells said, "Since Gulf has
drawn attention to its needs not
being met, it appears as if Gulf
County might be in line to receive
a portion of the funds to correct
flood damages."

National Teac]
Thousands of cities and
towns across the United States
will observe National Teacher Day'
on Tuesday, May(. 9. National
Teacher Day is designed to spot-
light the crucial role that teachers
play in the lives of individuals
and in the community. This
year's theme, 'Teaching: A Gift
For A Lifetime", emphasizes the
lasting impact that teachers have
in giving direction to young peo-
ples' lives and in shaping good
citizens. Despite all the new ap-
proaches and technologies sweep-
ing through classrooms these
days, the heart of education still

her Day May 9
comes down to one thing: the dai-
ly interaction between teacher
and student, and the commit-
ment that teachers bring to this
'There is no other profession
that touches so many people in
such a vital way and with such
lasting impact," says Jackie
Sweat, Executive Director of Mira-
cle Strip UnlServ. "National
Teacher Day is a tremendous op-
portunity, not Just for communi-
ty-wide observances, but for indi-
vidual citizens to pick up the
phone and say thank you to a
teacher who made a difference in
their lives.

Absentee Ballots
for City Election
Absentee ballots for the City
of Port St. Joe .election on May 9
are ready according to Supervisor
of Elections Cora Sue Robinson.
"Five names are on the ballot in
two different races for' City Com-
missioner. Wayne White challeng-
es incumbent Charles Tharpe.
Veteran commissioner Edwin G.-
Williams is being opposed by Art-,
on (Nick) Ward and Damon
McNair, Jr.
Those who will be out of town
on election day or are unable to
go the polls should contact the
Supervisor of Elections.

a:O I "

Myrtle Childers
Myrtle, Whitaker Childers,
born August 1, 1921 in Bonifay
to Ernest Whitaker and Mary Re-
becca Williams Whitaker, passed
away Sunday night at the home
of her daughter In Oak Brook, Illi-
nois. She was a member of the
SL Joseph's Bay Daughters of the
American Revolution, the St. Jo-
seph Historical Society, and the
First United Methodist Church of
Port St. Joe.
Survivors include -her 'son,
Ronald Wayne Childers of Port St.
Joe, her daughter, Rebecca Child-
ers Caleel of Oak Brook, Illinois;
two grandsons. Tamer and Sarkis
Caleel of Oak Brook; and one
granddaughter. Caroline Rebecca
Childers of Pittsburgh, Pennsylva-
The funeral service will be
held at 11:00 a.m.. E.D.T., Satur-
day, April 29 at Holly Hill Ceme-
Atery, conducted by Rev. Zedoc
SBaxter and Rev. Oliver Taylor. In-
tnrment .will follow in the family
Friends may call on the fami-
ly at the funeral home from 4:00
until 6:00 p.m. on Friday. Those
that wish may make contribu-
tions to the American Cancer So-
ciety or the American Cancer So-
ciety's Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge.,
2121 Southwest Sixteenth Street,
Gainesville. Florida 32608.
All services are under the di-
rection of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.

Elmer Briggs
Elmer Houston Briggs, 70. of
Cape San Bias. died Sunday'
night at his home. A native of
Nashville. Tennessee, he served
honorably in the U. S. Army In-
fantry through three wars, and
was highly decorated. He retired
as a Major after 22 years. After
his military retirement, he joined&
Service Merchandise, later attain-
ing the position of Vice President,
Jewelry Operations from which
he retired 8 1/2 years ago. He
Shas been a resident of this area
since his retirement.

Survivors include his wife,
.Betty Briggs of Cape San Blas; a
daughter and son-in-law, Patrea
Teal and Kenneth Dowless of Vi-
cenza, Italy; a son and daughter-
in-law, Wilson J.M. and Cathy
Briggs; three grandchildren,
Joshua Houston Briggs, Kenneth
Cameron Dowless, and Cory Alex-
ander Dowless; two sisters, Alice
* Goodrich of Clarksville. Tennes-
see, and Norma Davis of Nash-
ville, Tennessee; and a brother,
Alvin Briggs of Hendersonville,
Tennessee. "
Cremation and a private me-
morial service will be held at a
later 'date. Those that wish may
make contributions in his memo-
ry to the Gulf County Sheriffs Of-
fice or to the St. James Episcopal
All services are under the di-
rection of the Comforter Funeral

Fa.rah Mae Dean
Farrah Mae Dean, 83, of Port.
St. Joe, passed away Wednesday.
April 19 In a local hospital. She
moved to Port St Joe from Mo-
bile, Alabama, after retiring from
Morrison's Cafeteria where she
was employed for 25 years. She
was preceded in death by her
son, Robert Allen.
Survivors include two sisters,
Frances Segers of Port St. Joe,
and Louise Whipple of Warner
Robins, Georgia; two brothers,
Charles and Averon Splvey of
Crestview; a half-sister, Marie
Luke of Crestview: numerous
nieces, nephews, great-nieces
and great-nephews, and great-
great-nieces and great-great-
nephews; and very good friends.
Katherine Parker. Aunt Belle Du-
Bose and Daisey Reeves, all of
Port St. Joe. ,'
The funeral service was held
at 11:00 a.m., E.D.T. last Monday
at the Pentecostal Holiness
Church of Port St. Joe, conducted
by Rev. Tom, Causey. Graveside
services followed at 3:00 p.mni.,
E.D.T., Monday in Crestview.
All services were under the
direction ,of Comforter Funeral

Mario Larry, one of the few
seniors on the Sharks squad this
year, signed' a scholarship last.
week to play basketball for Ala-
bama Southern. He is shown with
Coach Rob Jenkins of Alabama
Southern and his mother, Carolyn

Gregory, shown signing the letter,
oflntenL .
Larry had 203 assists and was
a team captain for the Sharks. '94
state champions who earned a trip
to the Final Four this year.

Home Courses Available

New 1995 brochures are now
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and continuing professional edu-
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through your computer, fax or
re-gilarmail. Over 150 -courses
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and many of these can be taken
by e-mail. The brochure details :
enrollment procedures, fees, and
course Information.
Enrollment In all courses is
possible at any time of the year,;r
however prior approval of an ad-
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used toward a diploma or degree.
Course content and cost are the
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To the People of Port St. Joe

Allow me tp introduce myself; most of you know me, but to those that don't;'
my name is Wayne White, and I want to be YOUR City Commissioner -
Group I.
My wife, Geraldine, and I moved to Port St. Joe in 1954 where we have
Raised a family of four boys; Mike, Guy, Gary, and Stephen, all still reside in
the city with the exception of one-Guy. We love this city as well as the
people and wish to take a more active role in its future. I moved to St. Joe
because of a job opportunity with St. Joe Paper Company, and remained
employed there until 1957, when I accepted.a job with the late Byrd E. Park-
er, Sheriff of this county, as a Deputy Sheriff. I remained there for 13 years,
attaining the rank of Chief Deputy. In 1970 I accepted a position as the
Chief Investigator with the State Attorney's office, under the direction of the
late J. Frank Adams; serving in six counties: Gulf, Bay, Calhoui, Jackson,
:Holmes and Washington. I served in this position under three administra-
tions, the present being the Honorable Jim Applemanl, now State Attorney
for the 14th Judicial Circuit, where I now. serve as the Executive Director.
My primary responsibilities being the direction and supervision of 77 full
time employees, including: secretarial, administrative, investigative and ju-,
dicial departments, and the overseeing of a present state budget in excess of
3.5 million dollars.
I feel that with my 38 years of managerial experience and dealing with the
people on a day-to-day basis, often times handling crucial and difficult situa-
tions-fairly, enables me to be a commissioner for all of the citizens of Port
St. Joe.
My request to you is simple: Please go to the polls on May 9th and vote for
Wayne White for your City Commissioner.

I appreciate your help and support.

Pd. Pol. Adv., 4/27 & 5/4


Two of the State's Top-Ranked

Teams Ready for District Play

Gators Ranked
B maw #4 In Baseball

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Kneeling, from left: Champ Traylor, Wayne Luebe, Josh Baxley and Kelly Forehand. Standing, left to
right: Coach Jay Kearce, Casey Kelley, Tony Madrid, Ike Mincy, Cory Owens, David Hysmith, Allen
Roberts, Job Gibbs, Ed Sumner, Tranum McLemore, Tommy Gaskin, Will Sumner and Coach Grant

.. ., ".~,

Front row, from left: Amanda Davis, Thelma Bryant, Ashley Lister, Jasmine McMilllion, Mandy Little
and Jessica Cole. Back row, from left: Kelli Jones, Peaches Parker, Jennifer Barnes. Amy Pridgeon,
Diane Taunton, Jennifer Nelson, Vicki McClellan, Cindy Jordan and Jenny McClellan.

Lady Gators #1 In State
Wewahitchka's girls softball The Lady Gators eclipsed a Wewahitchka"s Lady
team hopes to pickup its 22nd school record for wins, set at 23 fast-pitch softball team ei
and 23rd' consecutive wins this in the 1993 season and are now regular season last Thun
comihg'week asl i'e"ipartibipate -'t*boasthing a'etbrd'of-25tl'in'Cldss an upbeat note, defeating
int the District 2A Girls Softball 2A. They are also ranked number 12-1 and giving pitcher
Tournament, to be held in Liberty one in the state. 'Bryant her sparkling re
County. The team received a bye for 25-1 for the season. The

The Gulf County Clerk's office has an
opening for the position of Deputy
Clerk. Qualified candidates must
have a high school diploma, good
mathematical skills, knowledge and
experience with office equipment,
good oral and written communication
skills, and the ability 'to work well
with people.
Applications may be picked up and
subr-rdtted to Niary Clas, Jobs and
Benefits Center. 206 Monument Ave.,
Port St. Joe, FL until 5:00 p.m.,'
E.D.T., Friday. May 12, 1995. -The
Gulf County Clerks Office Is an equal
opporturdty employer. 2tc 4/27

the first round of tournament
play Monday. Their first entry
into tournament play will be this
afternoon, when they meet the
Apalachicola-Sneads winner at
1:00 p.m. The championship
game will be Friday at 12:00 CT.
The Lady Gators are led by'
eighth grade pitcher. Thelma
Bryant, who has a record of 25-1,
also has to her credit four no-
hitters, nine shut-outs and sever-
al one-hitters.
Bryant has 174 strike-outs,
pitched 106 innings, allowed 34
hits and only given up 25 earned
runs. The Lady Gators are led of-
fensively by Diana Taunton bat-
ting .508. Amanda Davis at .485
and boast seven other hitters In
the lineup batting over .400.

To the Citizens of Port St. Joe

I am seeking your vote and support
for re-election as City Commissioner in
Group II. I have served you faithfully
over the years, and will continue to do
so if re-elected. A vote for me is a vote
for better city government, honesty,
and truthfulness.

A Stiih- in/ -

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ended its
sday on
cord of

'was me uators -21st consecutive
softball win of the season. ,
Bryant fanned three, allowed
three hits, all singles, in setting a
record for the school.
Kelly Jones' three-run triple
keyed a four-run fourth inning.
Amy Pridgeon was two for two
with two RBI and Bryant was two
for four 'for the Gators..
The Gators had nine hits in
the game.
Wewa 203 43-129 1
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Notice is hereby given that the first primary elec-
tion will be held Tuesday, May 9, 1995, in the Fire
Station for
The polls will open at 7:00 A.M...E.D.T., and will
close at 7:00 P.M.. E.D.T. When there are more
than two candidates for any one office and one
candidate does nor receive a majority of the total
votes cast for such office, a run-off election shall
be held two weeks from ithe date of the first elec-
ion (May 23. 19951.

If you come.within the purview of the definition of
an "absent elector," Absentee Ballots may be re-
quested following the Candidate Qualification
Deadline (April 19. 1995) at the Supernisor of Elec.
tions Office. Gulf County Courthouse If there is a
Run-Off Election. Absentee Ballots may be re-
quested May II. 1995 Completed Absentee Bal
lots must be received In the Superisor of Elec-
tions' Office by 7:00 P.M., E.D.T., the day of
Jim Maloy .
City Auditor-Clerk
2tc, April 27, and May 4, 1995.
Notice Is '-eielv j '.c, 'J'l,. pursuant to
Chapter 865.09 Fi,,i I.. Sii..es, the undersigned
Intends to register with the Division of Corpora-
tions, Department of State, the fictitious trade
name under which It will be engaged In business
and In which said business Is to be carried on, to-
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Fabric Creations.
MAILING'ADDRESS: P. O. Box 968, 108 Main
Street, Wewahltchka, Florida 32465.
OWNER(S): Fred Milllrons.
l tc, April 27. 1995


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Open 8:00 5:00 Monday through Friday
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Phone: 639-5077 Night: 639-2743

Cindy Traylor

Violet Gaskin Graddy

June Green

The Gators and Apalachicola
tied up in a pitchers' duel last
Thursday, until the sixth inning
when the Gators broke loose for
four runs to add another win to
their trophy belt.
Tranum McLemore. chalked
up 14 strike-outs as he scattered
'four hits, going the route for the
Gators. as they, shut-out the
Franklin County team, 4-0.
Tony Madrid slapped a two-
run single to break open the
scoreless game in' the sixth in-
ning. The Gators added two more
;:runs in the inning off Josh' Bax-
ley's sacrifice fly and one ofCApa-
lachicola's two errors.
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Wewa 000 004x--4 4 2
Casey Kelley threw a com-
plete game Monday for his sev-
enth win and had two hits with
three RBI as the Gators defeated
Robert F. Monroe 13-3.
Kelley struck out 10 on his
way to a run-rule victory.
The Gators scored six runs irin ,
the middle of the game and
capped their scoring.off with a
five-run sixth inning.
Tommy Ghskin added three
hits for the sixth ranked Gators,
on the way to their 19th win
against four losses.,
Wewa 203 205-138 2
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Tony Madrid allowed one hit
and struck out four in three in-
nings arid Josh Baxley finished
despite a shaky seventh inning,
in which he was touched for four
runs as the Gators won their
20th game, against Blountstown
by an 8-4 margin.
The Gators finish up their.
regular season and prepare to en-
ter the District tournament with a
season finale against sixth
ranked Liberty County Friday, af-
ternoon at 3:00 p.m. The win over
Blountstown was the Gators 10th
consecutive win. They are ranked
fourth in the state.
The Gators slapped 11 hits
yvith Tommy Gaskin, John Gibbs'
and Baxley each with two hits
and an RBI.
Wewa 215 0000-8 111
B'town 000 000 4-4 .44.'
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District tournament play:'
starts Tuesday, May 2 for Wewa-
hitchka when they meet Altha on
the Gator's home field at 3:30
p.m. CT.
A win by the Gators will send
them into a second round Thurs-
day in Grand Ridge, with the op-
posing team to be announced.
The championship game will be
played in GrandRidge Friday at
2:30 p.m.
Coach Jay Kearce was very
pleased with the season and says,
"Now, comes the fun partly This is
what we have been, playing so'
hard for .. the play-offs!"
The Gators' pitching is their
strong point with McLemmore 5-
2, Madrid 6-2 and Kelly'7-1.

Information Booth
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Association will be setting
up an information table manned
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.
.Everyone is invited to stop by
and visit them as they continue
to seek ways to help the elderly of
this county.

Join T. O. P.S.
T. 0. P. S., 'Take Off Pounds
Sensibly", holds regular meetings
on Thursday beginning at 5:15
p.m., E.S.T., at the Port St. Joe
High School. Just follow the signs
to the meeting room.

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APRIL 29th



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Jerry Hughes (National Talk Radio Host)
Host of Washington on Trial & Conceived In Liberty

Mark Koernke (Ex-Military Intelligence Analyst)
What the Justice Department has In store for you I

Dr. Shirley Correll (Educator I Pro-Family Forum)
You need to know what your children are being taught I

Paster Richard Mooneyhan (The Patriot Pastor)
Is your church government approved ?

Mr. Larry Pratt (Gun Owners of America)
NO Compromise Second Amendment Organization

Mr. Charles Collins (Candidate for President '96 (R))

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Port St. Joe for their support dur-
ing my term in office as your City Commissioner.
I am again asking for your support and vote in the upcoming election on May 9, 1995.
Much has been accomplished during the past four years. Some of these items that are of
particular interest I have discussed below.
1) I supported retaining the garbage program to preserve jobs in the City of Port St. Joe as
long as the program is self supporting.
2) I attended county commission meetings, with the support of Mayo" Pate, and have devel-
oped a working relationship with county government. I have requested and received funds
from the county for our garbage program, our recycling program and recreational facilities. I
have requested and received funds from the county for our road programs here in Port St.
Joe. I continually have a goal of working towards the betterment of government for all citi-
zens of Gulf County.
3) I support expanded sewer and water service for Ward Ridge through means that would
cost the current residents only their fair share with the balance being paid by owners of un-
developed properties in this area. Due to environmental concerns, this service will soon be
required for any further development.
4) I supported the Downtown Redevelopment Program from city limits to city limits. Grant
funds are up for approval for the first phase of this program.
5) During the past four years three new parks have been built in Port St. Joe and work is un-
derway on a fourth one., Our main concern is to get our kids off the street and provide ade-
quate recreational facilities for their enjoyment. Our program is so successful that.we have
had kids coming in from other counties to participate. A recreation director, Benny Roberts,
has been hired to coordinate recreation programs and oversee upkeep of recreational facili-
6) I supported new lights in the ball park in North Port St. Joe and the Washington gym.
7) A new '"walk park" for our older citizens is being built in North,Port St. Joe on the East-
side of the Washington gym. Consideration is also being given to building a "walk park"
from 10th to 16th Street.
8) Have proposed sidewalks from the high school all the way down Garrison Avenue and on;
Avenue A to the new housing development. This will allow our children to get off the street
when walking to and from school.
9) Supported Tripartite Committee working with Wastewater Treatment Plant in upgrading
lab and engineering programs to perform more duties in-house rather than going to outside
contractors at additional cost to the City.
The above are some of the main concerns I have been asked about. YoUr City Commission
is continually seeking ways to serve all citizens of Port St. Joe for their needs and concerns
and will welcome your comments and suggestions at any time.
If you have further questions or concerns, please call me at 229-8864.

Please go to the polls on May 9, 1995, and re-elect me as your City Commissioner.




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Girls Advance to

District Finals

Sharks to Host District

The Sharks baseball team
had the top-ranking team of the
District-North Florida Christian-
-on the ropes Saturday after-
noon, until the final out in the fi-
nal inning, when a single and a
wild pitch helped the Tallahassee
team pull ahead of the Sharks in
the last few minutes of the game.
The Sharks' pitchers only al-
lowed the team three hits for the
entire game, while touching NFC
hurlers for five safeties, which
they turned into the lead run in
the fifth inning.
Des Baxter was. on the
mound for the Sharks until. the
last out in the seventh, giving up
all the NFC hits, striking out one
and walking two. Russell Young
came on in relief and threw a wild
pitch, scoring the winning run for
.the Eagles.
SThe Sharks' single run came
off a double by Jess Colbert,
which drove in Cameron Likely,
who had walked.
Colbert was one for three
with a double and an RBI. Likely,
Brian Jenkins and Charlie Lan-
ford each added a hit for the
North Florida Christian is un-
beaten in district competition.
PSJ 000 010 0-1 5 1-
NFC 000 000 2-2 3 0
The Sharks fell victim to a
no-hitter and committed five er-
rors as the Rutherford Rams set
them down, 10-0, Monday eve-
The Sharks held the Rams, 1-
0, for the first three innings when
the dam broke and the Shafks
seemed to be .able to do nothing
right the last half of the game.
PSJ 000 000- o005
Ruther 010 522-10 72
The Sharks play in Marianna
Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 pm
amd at Fla. High, Saturday, April
29 at 12:00 noon.
Port St. Joe wil host the dis-
trict tournament this year which
includes Monticells, Florida High,
and North Florida Christian.
NFC it the number one seed
and will play Monticello Wednes-
day, May 3 at 1:00. Port St. Joe
will play at 4:00 against Florida
Hgh later in the afternoon. The
championship game wll be played
Friday at 4:00 p.m.

Kneeling from left: Charlie Lanford, Jeff Player, Russell Russ, Keith Saleh, Jesse Colbert, Russeell,
Young, Jeremy Dixon and Cameron Likely. Standing, from left: Coach Duane McFarland, Coach Chuck-
Gannon, Jarred Patterson, Wayne Summers, Brad Bringard, Adam Griffin, Doyle Crosby, Des Baxter,-
Ryan Yeager, Brian Jenkins and Coach Bill Ramsey.

Hill Earns All-American Honors

In 1994, Zyris Hill led the
Port St. Joe High School boys'
Track and Field team to its first,
ever Class 2A State Track and
Field Championship.
During his senior season, Zy-
ris set school records in the long.
jump (24' 1/4"), 400 meters'
(48.26), 400 meter relay (42.88),
800 meters (1:59.46). and 1600
meter relay (3 3.76). At the state
meet, he place" first in the long
jump, 800 meters, 1600 meter re-
lay, and second in the 400 meter
relay. During his four year career,
he was a state champion four
times, and earned All-State hon-
ors nine times.
At the end of his senior sea-
son, he was selected as the Talla-
hassee Democrat's, All-Big Bend
Track Athlete of the Year. Also, he
was selected by the Florida High:
School Cdach's Association as the
Class 2A'"Track Athlete of the
Because of his successful
high school career, Zyris signed a
track scholarship with Garden
City Community College of Gar-
den City, Kansas.
During the indoor season, Zy-
ris turned in quite a season! He.

Track Teams to Compete

In District Tournament

qualified for the National Champi-
onships in the 400 meters, 600
meters. and the 1600 meter relay.
At the National Junior Col-
,lege Championships, Zyris com-
peted in the 600 meters, and the
1600 meter relay. In the finals,
Zyris recorded a time of 1:11.16
which set a new school record

and placed him third which
earned him National Junior Col-
lege All-American honors. In the
1600 meter relay, Zyris anchored
in 48.2, which, placed his.tant.

seventh overall with a time ol
3:18. In doing so, he missed earn-
Ing All-American honors in the
1600 meter relay by just one
During the outdoor season,
Zyris has compelled in meets at
the University of Texas. Oklaho-
ma University, University of Ne-i
braska, University of Kansas,
Kansas State. and the Air Force
Academy. At the John Jacobs In-
vitational hosted by the Universi-
ty of Oklahoma. Zyris placed fifth
in the long Jump (23'11"), and
Seventh in the 400 meters
(47.25). His time in the 400 me-
ters was. a new personal besL At
the Kansas Relays, Zyris was a
member of the winning 400 meter
relay team (40.86). and placed
fourth in the long jump (23'4").
On May 6, he will compete in
the Region Championships at
Barton Community College in
Barton, Kansas. On May 20, Zy-
ris will compete In the National
Junior College Outdoor Track
and Field Championships in
Odessa, Texas.
At this point, Zyris has quali-
fied for the meet in the 400 meter
relay and the 400 meters. He is
also very close to qualifying In the
long jump and the 1600 meter re-

The Port St Joe High School
Lady Sharks edged Florida High
4-3 Tuesday to advance to the
championship game with North
Florida Christian at 3 p.m. Thurs-
day at the softball complex be-
hind Port St Joe High School.
The two teams are meeting
for the second consecutive year
for the District championship.
NFC is the defending champi-'
on and defeated Jefferson County
by a score of 31-0 to earn a
chance at a second consecutive
title. ,. ....
'Heather Fields clubbed a two-
run single for the winning run in
the sixth inning. The Lady Sharks
then held off a seventh inning ral-

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see me!.

ly by the Lady Seminoles, in
which they pulled to within a sin-
gle run of tying the game and
sending the Sharks into extra in-
Allyson Williams got a Florida
High batter to ground out on a
slow dribbler back to the mound
for the final out to cut off the ral-
ly. The Lady Sharks record now
stands at 8-12.
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Fla. Hi 0000004-444

On Thursday, April 27, the
Port St. Joe High School boy's
and girl's track and field team will'
compete in the District II-3A
Track and Field Championships
at Florida State University in Tal-.
lahassee. Other schools compet-
ing in the meet will be Florida
High, Havana, Jefferson County
and North Florida Christian. The
top two finishers in each event
will qualify .for next weekend's
state meet in Gainesville.
'The team competition should
be very close between us and
North Florida Christian. We are'
stronger in the sprints, hurdles,
and relays. North Florida Chris-
tian is a little stronger in the mid-
.dle distances and they have more
overall team depth," said Scott
Girls Track
In a dual meet this past-
Thursday,: the Port St. Joe High
School girls track team celebrated
a victory over Wewahitchka with
a score of 87 to ,51.
Scoring in first place finishes
for the Lady Tiger Sharks were

the 4 x 100 relay team of Ashley
Btownell, Latrika Quinn, Shinah
Quinn and Elana Rees, the 4 x
800 relay team of Latrika Quinn,
Amanda Bateman, Mandy Phil-
lips and Shinah Quinn and the 4
x 400 relay team of Charron Addi-
son, Kayce Knox, Stephanie Max-
well and Leslie Faison.
Individual firsts were Kayce
Knox in 100 and 300 hurdles;,
Charron Addison, triple jump and
100 dash; Latrika Quinn, 200
dash; Stephanie Maxwell, 400
dash: and Fanta Harris. shot put.
.Scoring second place finishes
were Stephanie Maxwell high
jump; Fanta Harris discus: Nata-
lie Gant, 100 hurdles; Amy Buz-
zett, 300 hurdles; Leslie Faison,
400 dash; Elena Rees, 800 run;
and Kristle Lowry, 1600 meter
Scoring third places were
Jennifer Smallwood, high Jump;
Ashley Brownell, discuss; Amy
Buzzett, 100 hurdles; Mandy
Phillips, 800 meter run; Ronisu
Bird, 1600 meter run; and Chris-
ty Gay, 400 meter run.

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certified physicians and .midlevel
Jim McKnight has served 'as.
the director of North Florida Med-
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when the corporation consisted of
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people. Today that center serves
well over 4,000 people each year
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WewaDuo Compete at State Science Fair
Two students from Wewa- the state competed for various nominated by the scholarship College.
hitchka High School competed at awards including college scholar- committee of the Florida Founda-
the annual State Science Fair ships. .ion For Future Scientists (FFFS) : Charlie Cole will go on to
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held April 5 7 at me Manatee
Civic Center in Palmetto. Both
students. Casey Kelley and Char-
lie Cole, have previously compet-
ed at the state level. This year
over 900 students from all over

Casey Kelley won an award of
merit in his division, zoology,
with his project entitled "Taste
Preference In Large Mouth Bass".
\Along with his award, Casey was

for a .$600 casn scholarship
awarded by the Education De-
partment of Sea World of Florida.
Casey was also nominated for a
scholarship covering tuition for
32 semester hours at Chipola Jr.

, compete at tUIe inLeiaLiUona.i zc5c-
ence Fair to'be held in Canada in.
May. Charlie's project involved
ways to recycle paper and making
useful products from that, recy-
cled paper.

North Fla. Medical Merger Realized
.ot'a' e l er a 1ed

North Florida Medical Cen-
ters, Inc. headquartered in Wewa-
hitchka, has expanded its opera-
tion through a formal merger with
four other primary health care
corporations in northern Florida.
Effective April 1, North Florida
Medical Centdrs, Inc. merged
with Gadsdeni- Medical Center,
Inc.. of Quincy, Tri-County Family
Medical Care of Greensville and
Madison, Lafayette-Suwannee
Rural Health Corporation of
Mayo, and Family Medical Prac-
tice of Cross City.
The newly constituted corpo-
ration will be headed by Jim
McKnight of Wewahitchka who
has been named President and
Chief Executive Officer. The cor-
poration will operate twelve pri-
-mary care centers, three dental
practices, two home health agen-
cy offices, a midwifery program,
social service program, and five
Head Start centers. The combined

Jim McKnight

corporate entities provided servic-
es to 50,000 people in 1994 with
150,000 patient visits.
According to President
McKnight, "This merger has been
brought on by the rapidly chang-
Ing health care environment.
Bigger is better and we must find
ways to reduce costs and improve
productivity. The merging entities
have done well historically, but
we all say the need to merge in
order to have the economies of
scale necessary to compete in to-
day's market place."
"We will move expediently to
consolidate and reduce costs of
programs by negotiating price:
breaks given to higher volume
buyers. Additionally, we will ex-
pand programs and services to,
better serve all the citizens of the:
counties we serve. Additional fa-'
cilities and acquisitions are'
'planned and an expansion of our
midwifery program is a high pri-

'This merger is seen as a be-
ginning to our developing a com-
prehensive health care delivery,
system for our rural communities
We intend -to establish linkages
and affiliations with hospitals,
HMO's, and other entities to allow
us to deliver a full range of health
services from primary care to spe-
cialty care and inpatient servic-
es." -
North Florida Medical Cen-
ters, Inc. (originally Wewahitchka
Medical Center. Inc.) evolved from
Its original center in Wewahitch-
ka to a four center operation serv-
ing Gulf, Franklin. Wakulla and
Liberty counties. NFMC centers
have grown by 14 'to 26 percent
every year and there has been a
corresponding increase in private
pay patients. According to
SMKnight. "The primary reason
for this growth has been our
quality medical staff which is

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Music is Important to the Curriculum

(Written by Lee Ann Harbin and Bill
Thompson, Mowat Middle School)
Music is a combination of al-
most all subjects and can serve
as the unifying, object within any
curriculum. One might ask what
subjects are involved. Here is an
explanation of all the subjects in-
cluded within the music realm.
Music is ... .spelling, as shown
through the spelling of note
names with the music alpha-
bet (A, B, C, D, E, F. G).
Music, is math, as shown
through fractions in time sig-
natures and rhythm, counting,
note values and tempos. Music
uses one of the most powerful
and complex symbol systems
in existence, which can be
used for the development of
critical thinking. skills in all
Music is History, as shown,
through the history of different
time periods and the musical.

styles and composers who
were a part of that time.
Music Is ... science, through ex-
perimentation of ideas and
sounds. New ideas are always
being created through different
types of sounds and rhythm
Music is foreign language.
Most musical terms and sym-
bols have origins in languages
other than English. Music is
also referred to as the "univer-
sal language". One fundamen-
tal purpose of education is to
transmit our cultural heritage,
and music is a powerful means
for communicating that mes-
sage. '
Music is art, through expres-
sive beauty and style which
create all sorts of moods and
Music is physical education,
through. finger movements
when playing instruments and'

the utilization of many muscle
groups for proper breathing,'
feeling and actually playing or
singing music.
Music also teaches the stu-
dent important values such as
self discipline, responsibility, in-
dependence. respect. good citi-
zenship, self-esteem and team-
work. It provides motivation and
an opportunity for success for at-
risk students. Music ,helps stu-
dents develop and mature. .
Musical potential is one of
those basic abilities that exists in
every human being and It has al-,
ways played a major role in socie-,
ty. It exalts the human spirit and,,
enhances the quality of life.
Through regular practices, it;
gives, students drive and determi-
nation, as well as something with
which to fill their time wisely.
Music makes a person com-',.
plete, more so. than food,' water,
words, or even love. One can feel.

and appreciate music, not just
sing or play it. It gives children
encouragement to grow and to
learn a great deal.
Music teachers can fill chil-
dren's lives with an enjoyment
and appreciation for music and
good values through their ideas,
efforts and creativity.
Exciting new research looks
into the benefits of listening to
, and especially studying music.
Reisher and Shaw have conduct-
ed controlled experiments and
concluded that listening to com-
plex, organized music (such as
Mozart) in some way exercises
pathways to the brain which en-
hances higher brain functions.
This "Mozart effect", as they
call it, causes an increase in
scores in the special reasoning IQ
tests they administered. The ef-
fect lasts for only about '10 min-
utes, since listening Is a passive

Continued research conclud-
ed that students who actually
participated in music by learning
an instrument or training the
voice received lasting benefits
which actually raised their spe-
cial reasoning skills.
SThe ancient Greeks realized
the benefits of studying'good mu-
sic and required it as part of a ba-
sic education. And many of the
current school reform studies na-
tionally are emphasizing the "to-
tal learning and leadership" con-
cept which is based on a solid

foundation in the arts.
Presidents and chief execu-
tive officers of some of America's
major 'corporations have testified
that the critical and intuitive
thinking skills, that students
learn in music, they are. looking
for in employees and corporate of-
It is obvious that what has
been used in education practice
is not working to its fullest poten-
tial. Why don't we give music
and the arts a chance to make a
significant impact?

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The Department of Health
and Human Services has released
the new. poverty income guide-
lines which are based on the Con-
sumer Price Index. These guide-'
lines became 'effective on-
February 9, the date of their pub-
lication in the Federal Register.
They are used to determine in-
come eligibility for the WIC pro-

gram at the time of certification
or recertification.
If you have children under
the age of five or a new baby on
the way, then you .may be inter-,
ested in this Federal Nutrition
Program offered here. in Gulf
County. The program is WIC; The.'
Special Supplemental Food, Pro-
gram of Women, Infants and Chil-'

dren up to age five.
WIC supplies foods for chil-
dren before they enter school' and
become eligible for the free or re-
duced school breakfast and lunch
programs. WIC also serves preg-
nant, postpartum and breast-
feeding women.-
Eligibility for WIC is based on
income and nutritional risks. In-l

come guidelines 'are very 'gener-
ous and vary according to the
number of persons in the family.
For example, a family of four
making $28,028,per year or $539
per week would qualify. Nutrition-
al' risk Is determined by obtaining
the height, weight. and hemoglo-
bin and health status of the per-
son applying for the program.
Persons receiving assistance from
other programs are also eligible
for the WIC program.
WIC provides a food package
tailored to meet the nutritional
needs of the population it serves.
Foods available include: milk,
cheese, juice, cereal, eggs, peanut
butter or dried beans or peas.
WIC benefits both the mother
and child.:,Pregnant' women en-
rolled in WIC have healthier ba-
bies. at birth. Children on WIC
have less anemia, which means
they will learn better in school.
The general public benefits since -
every $1 invested saves $3.50 in
special education and ,Medicaid
If you are interested in learn-
ing about this beneficial program,
call the Gulf County WIC pro-
gram at 227-7231;

Governor Lawton Chiles an-
nounced that a 'total of $84.2 mil-
lion in 7.3 percent Interest rate
mortgage o1ansr are available to
low and moder.t'.- income first-
time home bu,'ers. Thirty-year.
fixed-rate loans are being offered
for FHA. VA and conventional
type mortgages, through the Flori-
da Housing Finance Agency's
(FHFA) First-Time Home Buyer
"Everyone should have the'
ability to purchase a home. of
their own,." Governor Chiles said.
"I am pleased we are able to offer
these loans through the FHFA."

The Rural Economic and
Community Development agency
(formerly Farmers Home Adminis-
tration) administers a loan pro-
gram designed to help members
of socially disadvantaged groups.
including minorities, acquire land
for farming.
Under the program. RECD
will try to find persons in those
categories who are interested -ii'
farming and can qualify for a'
farm ownership loan. The agency
would also be prepared to sell or
lease to them a farm held in its
inventory if any are available in
that county.
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loan and technical assistance, in-

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Down payments assistance is
funded through the state Home.
Owneiship Assistance Program .
(HAP). HAP provides second-
mortgage loans in the amount of
$2,500 that can be applied to-
ward closing costs, down pay-
ments or reductions of the first
mortgage. HAP loans, which are
available on a first-come, first-
%served basis,, are reserved for
first-time home buyers earning
less than 80 percent of the medi-
an income.
"HAP loans are designed to'
assist :those individuals who
would be comfortable making the

eluding .a 'training program if
needed, to help the borrower get
The program was included in
i the Agricultural Credit Act of
1988, and funds have been re-
served 'for farm purchases based
on the population of socially dis-
advantaged persons. Population
groups involved are Hispanics,
Native Americans, Blacks. Asians.
Pacific Islanders, and women.
Persons who think they might
be eligible and who are in farming
or who would like to become,
farmers are urged to contact the
RECD county office serving their
area. The following local RECD of-
Srice can assist with applications:
425 E. Central Ave., room 311,
Blountstown. Florida 32424,
phone (904) 647-4268.

required monthly mortgage pay-
ments but just can't manage to,
come up with the up-front costs
associated with purchasing a
home," explained Chairman of
the FHFA's board of directors,
Tom Tompkins. "For many, home
ownership would be only a dream '
without this special assistance.'
Mortgage loan funds are
available for eligible new or exist-
ing homes that do not exceed ap-
plicable sales price limits. Appli-
cation for these loans may be
made at any participating lender.
These funds are made available
through a statewide pool reserva-
tion system on a first-come. first-
sprved basis. To be eligible for the "
low-interest FHFA mortgages. the
buyer mudst' be af firfst-'ime"e'hbme'"
purchaser, have an 'lnc6ini'e"that '
falls within program limits.
choose a home with a sales price
not exceeding program guide-
lines, have a good credit history
and be approved for credit by a
participating lender.
Many' participating lenders *'
have reserved part, of theirloan i
allocation for builder sub commit-
ments. Funds reserved by ,a
builder may be used only by eligi-
ble first-time h6me .buyers, who
select home in that builder's de- ,
velopment. ., .
All loans are subject to FHA,
VA and conventional mortgage.
loan limits. To receive a brochure
describing the program, call the
FHFA at 904-488-4198, ext: 232.
The brochure lists each of the
participating; lenders and pro-
vides applicable sales price and
Income limits.

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Dole Receives Cheers In

Legislative Address
Only a Week In Session
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole got his biggest cheers fronr
the Florida Legislature last week with his call for more freedom for states
from federal government mandates and tougher measures against Cuban
dictator. Fidel Castro.
The cheers came from both Republican and Democrat members of
the Florida Legislature and their selected friends and families given pass-
es to the public galleries where the general public couldn't get in.
Why make a point- of the elitism of the Florida Legislature? Because
it's true. If the average Joe or Jane Doe comes to the capitol they pay for
through their taxes, they can't find a parking place or get in the so-called
public galleries on special occasions like the opening of the session or
visits from bigshots such as President Billary Clinton or Dole.
It's not fair, perhaps, for an old capitol hand like this reporter to
point it out. I can step inside press boxes in either chamber and probably
wouldn't be thrown out Age and experience in the news business has its
privileges too. I don't because I like to mingle with the average citizen
more and the un-retired press corps have more and tougher deadlines
than I do writing these pieces for 16 weekly and two better-than-average
small-daily newspapers.
I first noticed this capitol elitism (my Uncle Clem calls it bigshot-
itis) when I helped an artist cousin of mine sell some of her drawings at a
display at an arts and craft show held on the capital grounds a year or so
ago. Taxahassee officials had set up portable toilets for the workers and
general public on the capitol grounds. Just a few steps away, locked, up
like a drum, were spacious air-conditioned toilet facilities of the state
If you're coming to Tallahassee you'd better brown-nose your repre-
sentative, the governor, a cabinet member, a judge, or a lobbyist first for
.a pass. They aren't hard to get. After all, they don't have to pay for it per-
sonally. \ .
I avoid perks as a policy. Sort of a reverse snob. I drive.my car to a
parking space far enough from the capitol to be free for the day and take
a ride in on the free downtown trolley designed for tourist and inner-city
folk. Going and coming that way gives me a chance to listen to the aver-
age citizen more. You hear a lot.'
I confess I didn't go to hear Clinton whom I consider a poor repre-
sentative and not typical of the best of our.baby boomer generation. I
watched Dole on inner-capitol television in the third house between the
two real house chambers where the lobbyists and political hangers-on
hang out.
Funny thing. Several spectators around me told me they'd-have
liked to have gotten into the gallery but they didn't want to be identified
in a quote. One was the daughter of a former.Florida circuit judge. The,
other a curious younger fellow, both working on some special political
project. They didn't want to offend the politicians inside. I even detected
soine fear of the power of the bigshots prancing around before the came-
ras inside. I don't get that fear from the folk on my public trolley.
Capitol police tell me much' of the controls they keep on visitors to
the capitol-including shutting down on weekends during local festivals-
- are safety precautions. I don't believe it. Clem is right. It's bigshot-itis.
The 1995 Florida legislature, like always, has come into focus with
only about a Wveek,left in this session which may-after all-go into a
short overtime onrthe nitty-gritty issues.
The Senate is poised to. undo the legislation slipped through last
year by Gov. Lawton Chiles and his cohorts stripping any responsibility
in lawsuits of snsmokers for sickness brought on by their habit. The bill
was pulled from Ways and Means. It can now appear-like magic-
anytime on the Seriate calendar.
.The House-with no debate--oted not to allow any state money to
'be used to pursue last year's bill which allows Chiles to sue for state
healthcare losses. It also voted not to allow attorneys to collect contin-
gency fees in the suits. Under the scheme, private attorneys would have
gotten a commission on the awards won. Nothing. If they lost.
Chiles is expected to veto any bill interfering with his plans to sue
the tobacco companies and-guess what?- he has even coined another
one of those old cracker sayings to help him do it.
"It is a sorry frog who won't holler in his own pond." Chiles wroteI

.Colbert Named to Dean's

List at-Belmont University

Belmont University., located
in Nashville, Tennessee, recently
named 469 students to the
Deari's List of Honor Students for
the fall semester of 1994. Port St.

Williams To Be
FAMU Graduate
Roy Lee and Veronica Carter,
,are proud to announce the gradu-
atiori of their daughter. Pamela
Denise Williams, from Florida Ag-
ricultural and Mechanical Univer-
sity in Tallahas'see.
Pam will be graduating with .
honors on Saturday, April 29 at
6:00 p.m. at the Tallahassee-Leonri
County Civic Center with a Bach-
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Pam was an honor graduate
of Wewahitchka High School in

Card of Thanks
Perhaps you sent a lovely
card, or sat quietly in a chair.
Perhaps you sent a funeral spray.
if so. we saw it there. Perhaps
you spoke the kindest words, as
any friend could say. Perhaps you:
were not there at all. just prayed
for us that day.
Whatever you did to console
our hearts-we thank you so
much whatever the part.
The Family of Dr. Beverly Baldwin

NHS Inductions
at High School
Port St. Joe High School will
conduct its annual NaUonal Hon-
or Society inductions on April
27th at 11:00 a.m. in the school's
Media Center.

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Joe resident Joshua Colbert was
on the list. Colbert, the son of
Kesley and Cathy Colbert, is a
pre-engineering major.
Eligibility for the Dean's List
is based on a minimum class load
of 12 hours and quality point av-
erage of 3.5, with no grade below
a "C". .
Belmont University is a com-
prehensive liberal arts institution
affiliated with the Tennessee Bap-
tist' Convention. With an enroll-
ment of 3,000 students, Belmont
is. the. second largest accredited
private college or university in
Tennessee and the largest Chris-
tian university in the state.
Offering six undergraduate
degrees in 53 programs, Belmont
University also offers master's de-
grees in business, accounting, ed-
ucation, music education and

White Ch0sen As
Trojan Hostess
Calondra White, of Port St.
Joe, has been selected as a mem-
ber of the 1995-96 Troy State
University Hostesses. The Trojan
Hostesses are a group of coeds
currently enrolled on the Troy
State University Main Campus
who participate in the football
program by assisting with recruit-
ing and other football related ac-
tivities such as T-Day, summer
football camp, and game day ac-,
White is a senior at Troy
State University, majoring in Ele-
mentary Education. She is the
daughter of Carl. White, Sr. and
Christine White of Port St. Joe.



by Jack Harper

supporters in a memo last week in an attempt to get them to call their lo-
cal legislators to support his programs in tax-happy Taxahassee.
Uncle Clem says its gonna ranK right up there with Chiles' cam-
paign stump sayings like "the he-coon always walks before the light of
day" and "a cut dog hollers."
Chiles listed his major objectives as stopping the effort to dismantle
the sprawling Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services and
passing his Florida Health Security Act which allows' Florida to convert
its federal Medicaid money to pay for health insurance for the working
The voluntary prayer-In-school bill is also being readied for action
and-you can bet on it-a lot of key Senators are not going to be taking a
walk out of the chamber on it this time.
Capitol News ROundup:
The joint conference committee will work out the differences, but it
is apparent the 1995 Florida Legislature is going to give parents and stu-
dents an option to attend innovative charter schools, free of excessive reg-
ulations and paid for in part by public tax money.
Two bills passed the Florida House last week allowing charter
schools and parental choice In all public schools. The senate had earlier
passed its charter school bill. There is no companion parental choice in
public schools in the Senate bill. It was a late idea by House Speaker Pe-
ter Wallace, who ha, been luke-warm in his support of charter schools,
opting instead for locker class sizes in the lower grades.
The principal differences in the Senate and House charter school
bills are: \
The Senate would allow, unlimited number of charter schools, the
House only three in counties with populations of 50,000 or more, and
only one in counties under 50,000.
Only local school boards can authorize charter schools in the Sen-
ate version. The House bill allows school boards the first right of refusal
but provides 'for the Board of Regents and State Board of Education to
also grant charters.
S The Senate provides a financial incentive to groups that organize
charter schools for the poor rural and inner-city districts. The House
gives no financial incentive.,
Both bills prevent existing private and parochial schools, from ap-
plying for charters to share in public tax money.



Elizabeth C. Jones, M.D.

SEvery spring there is a flurry of patients with Fifth Disease. It is
called Fifth Disease because it is the 5th childhood disease that is
remarkable because of a rash. The other childhood diseases with
ashes areimeasles," hickenpox, scarlet fever and roseola. Other
names used for Fifth Disease are, Erythema Infectiosum and
Parvovirus B 19 Disease. Parvoviius B 19 is the virus that causes
Fifth Disease.
In children, the rash of Fifth Disease is the striking feature.
There is little In the way of fever or other symptoms. Usually the
cheeks are bright red, giving a "slapped cheek" appearance. A lacy
rash appears on the arms and moves down the trunk, thighs and
legs. The rash comes and goes In response to changes In
temperature and sunlight and may appear for weeks or months.
Children do not need to be excluded from school or other group
The most serious problems with Fifth Disease occur when a
pregnant woman becomes Ill with the disease. In 10% of pregnant
women who become ill with Fifth Disease, during the first half of-the
pregnancy, the fetus dies. If the Illness occurs in the last half of the
pregnancy the danger is minimal. Congenital anomalies do not
occur with Parvovirus B 19 disease.
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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 on the proposed Stipulated
Settlement Agreement regarding the compre-
hensive plan amendment for Gulf County will be
held on May 9, 1995 at 6:00 P.M. in the Gulf
County Board of Commissioners Meeting Room
in the Gulf County Courthouse at 1000 5th
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida:

The proposed Stipulated Settlement Agree-
ment 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, Don Butler, at (904) 229-8944.

Interested persons may attend the hearing
aridbe heard regarding the proposed change.

1Ie 4.27 95



For Senior Citizens

I mm .

May 1 through 6 will be regis-
tration week at Faith Christian
School in Port St. Joe. Children
may be registered at any Ume be-,
tween the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m.. Monday through Fri-
day and from 10:00 a.m. until
noon on Saturday.
School personnel urge you to
register your child for the 1995-
96 school year during this lime,
because it helps them plan for
the coming school year and guar-
antees your child's placement-
Faith Christian officials also note
that the kindergarten classes

Saturday evening, while the a.m. service, Mr. Money will ad-
adults enjoy these opportunities, dress the congregation in a "Fo-
there will be special youth and cus in the Family".
children's events ongoing. The Throughout all the services
younger children's events will be child care will be provided for
from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. and the children from birth through kin-
youth will begin at 6:00 and con- dergarten. For more information,
Clude at 10:00 p.m. call the church office at 229-
In the Sunday morning 11:00 8691.

Cheerleading Tryouts Begin

Long Avenue Baptist Church
will be hosting a weekend semi-
nar May 5 7 entitled simply
"Home Improvement". Home im-
provement weeent weekend is designed
to help every family member fo-
cus on ways to improve their
home life.
The speaker, Glen Money will
lead the weekend focus on Home
Improvement. He has more than
10 years of pastoral experience
and counseling. Glen is an asso-
ciate member of the American As-
sociation of Marriage and Family
Therapists. He' leads numerous
single adult and marriage semi-
nars each year and encourages.
couples and single adults to learn
that having the family they want
requires a lot of work and the
right tools to accomplish it.
The weekend will begin with a
dinner at 6:00 p.m. in conjunc-
tion with a 7:00 to 9:00 p,m. talk
from Mr. Money entitled, "Who
Am I and Who Am I Married To?"
On Saturday, May 6 at 10:00
a.m. the seminar continues with
the feature of, "Building "a Better
Me for Better Relationships", es-
pecially directed to single adults.
Later in the evening everyone is
welcome to contribute to a 6:00
p.m. "pot luck" dinner. The eve-
ning message, from 7:00 until.
9:00 is titled, "His Needs/Her

Cheerleading practice for
tryouts will begin May 8 and con-
tinue through May 18 at the Port
St. Joe High School-Middle
School gym from 2:45 to 4:00
Participating students need
to wear comfortable practice

Shown from' left to right,
are Port St. Joe High cheerlead-
ers Deann Redmond, Leigha Da-
vis and Leslie Faison.

have always filled up quickly in
the past.
Also, there will be a "Summer
Reading Send-Off' Book Fair at
Faith Christian next week. The
books will be displayed in the li-
brary in the new Godfrey Hall.
The greatest number of books are
for kindergarten age through
sixth grade, Everyone is invited to
come register your child, visit the
new building, browse through the
books and get some good summer
reading materials for your chil-

2420 Long Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School............. ...........10 a.m.
M boring W orship........................................ 1 am.
Sunday Evening ....... ............. ..6 p.m.
W wednesday Evening ............................ .........7 p.m.


+. + 7:30 and 1:00 a.m.(ET)
t+t .,Sunday School 9:45
8:00 a.m. (CT)


823 N. 15th Street
Sun. Bible Study (all ages)..................9:00 'CST
Morning W orship............................. 10:00 CST
Evening W orship ................................ 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. Remain,
Pastor Pastor Emeritus
Sunday School................................................ 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship........................................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ............................................ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..........................................7:00 p.m.


S508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
S.SUNDAY WORSHIP.......................... 10 a.m.
VL ADULT SCHOOL............................. 11 a.m.
(f S N *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Nursery Available
.ioseph Eckstine, Pastor..,


clothes and athletic shoes. Before
any student can begin practice,
they must have a current physi-
cal examination, a parent permis-
sion form, and the 5th six weeks
report card. -
All parents are welcome to at-
tend practice; however, the gym
will be closed to spectators on
May 19, the day of tryouts. '
All students need to wear
purple cheerleading, shorts, solid
white shirt, and solid white ath-
letic shoes for tryouts. All Port St.
Joe upcoming 7th through 12th
grade students are encouraged to

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,
Following the service there
will be a time of fellowship and
refreshments. Ladies are asked to
bring the refreshments.

Church Services
New Bethel Baptist will be
having church services May 2 4
at 7:30 p.m. nightly featuring lo-
cal speakers and choirs.
Everyone is invited to attend.

Special Singing
Special singing will be provid-
ed by Mercy River.at First Baptist
Church in Mexico Beach on Sun-
day, April 30th at 10:00. C.D.T.
The church is located on North
15th Street.
The public is invited to attend
this special service.

Wash and Sale
The youth of White City Bap-
tist and Grace Baptist Church
will host a car wash and garage
sale Saturday, April 29th at the
First Union Bank parking lot
from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 pn. m.
All proceeds from the day will
help the youth to attend' Centri-
fuge, a summer youth camp.

New Life Christian Center Church'
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 .
(Ist and 3rd Sunday Nights)
Wednesday Night Bible Study ------------------------------------7:00 p.m.
"Ti c 5Are Covenant Peopfe

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

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

: I 'St. YoeA'ssem fYj of qGod
F,1 L 309 6th Street.Port St. Joe
5 Sunday School.................!... 10:00 am
Morning Worship Service........ 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Service .......... 6:30, pm
.Wednesday Bible Study....... 7:00 pm
Jeff Scalf
t 'Empoweredby The 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

Gary Smith



first Baptist Church f.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting.... 7:00 pm
Buddy Gaswell-
Minister of Music & Youth
: *. . ,2

..... 11 00 a m. WEDNESDAY
....... 545om.'

Long Avenue Baptist Church


1601 Long Avenue

Minister of Music

Rev. and Mrs. Bobby Thompson

In Revival
St. Joe Assembly of God
Church. located at 309 Sixth
Street, will be in revival May 7
through 10th with Rev. Bobby
Thompson as the guest speaker.,
Rev. Thompson Is currently the
pastor of Callaway Assembly of
God In Panama City. '
On Monday night, the Calla-
way Adult Choir will be minister-
ing n song. The Callaway Quartet
will be featured In the song minis-
try on Tuesday night.
Each night there will be spe-
cial prayer for the sick and for the
needs of individuals.
The services begin Sunday at
6:30 p.m. and weeknights at 7:00
p.m. Pastor Jeff Scalf and the St.
Joe Assembly of God family invite
you to come join them in these
and other services at the church.
For more information contact
the church office at 229-9200.

2nd Appreciation
Services Ongoing
Amazing Grace Church will
be honoring Its pastor. Robert
Lowery with his 2nd Appreciation
beginning Wednesday. April 26'
and continuing through Sunday,
April 30th.
'Everyone is invited to attend
services nightly at 7:30 p.m. and
Sunday morning at 10;00 a.m.'
followed by a covered dish lunch
at : the Washington .Recreation
Center. .

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
MAY 1. 5
MON-Batter Dipped Fish or
Crab Cake, Cole Slaw, Baked
Beans, Bun/Hush Puppy,
Milk, Tartar Sauce
TUES--Sliced Turkey,. Tossed
Salad, Green Beans, Bread,
Milk, Brownie
French Fries, Milk, Cherry Pie
THURS-Hoagie Sandwich.
French Fries, Milk. Cookie
FRI-Taco, Pinto Beans, Milk.,


Weekend of Home Improvement

at Long Avenue Baptist Church

F, j Frst UnitedMiethodistC uc turc
,.: -: 111 North 22nd St. '
Mexico Beach, FL 32410Q
,L Morning Church...................... 9:00 a.m. CT
S : Church School...................... 10:00 a.m. CT
Nursery Provided

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

.... du Constitutu Andd monument ....
," e I : 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

isa c h u t

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

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

308 Williams Ave. 227-'1278

We Want You To Be
Part of the Friendly Place

Registration Set For

Faith Christian School

.7 00 pm

rAL.r, 'kD

Homecoming at First Pentecostal
First Pentecostal Holiness will be served in the fellowship'
Church will be having their hall of the church. The day of re-
Homecoming this Sunday, April union will include special singing
30. The guest speaker for Sunday in the afternoon.
morning's service will be Rev. Everyone is extended a spe-
Chester Middleton, a former pas-' cial invitation to go and visit with
tor of the church. old friends and, make some new
Following the service, lunch ones.





School News

Events and Happenings From

County Schools

"The Best Part Of The Trip"
by Kyle Hall, Third Grade
"My favorite part of the trip
was the Planetarium. It looked
like we were moving, but we wer-
en't. The ceiling was moving. My
best part was the ride at the end.
I liked the constellations. They
were cool. The best' part was to
learn a lot more. That was the
best trip I've been on."
New WES Baby Was Born
WES is proud 'of a new staff
baby. Welcome to Micah Levi Lis-
ter, son of Pam :and Michael Lis-
ter. Micah was born on April 12.
and weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. and
was 20 and 3/4 inches long.
Proud grandparents are Judi and
Mike Lister and one that is espe-
cially excited about little brother
is big sister Meleah.
The Oklahoma Tragedy-A
Child's View
Stephanie Grimes-"I feel
very sad for the children because
those children belonged to some-
Hunter Nunnery--"I think the
people that did it should be exe-
Will: Harrell- They cried
when they heard their child was
Amber, Smith---'This s a

Bulldog News

Students of the Week
Congratulations to our "Stu-
dents Of The Week"I They are Ra-
shawne Thomas. Elizabeth Kil-
bourn. Kristle Baucom. Dennis
Warren, Jolie Hogan. Jasmine
Russ. Larche Ware and Randy
Career Week
Port SL Joe Elementary
School would liile..tp thank the
following people who spoke to our
students during Career Week:
Tim Stuhr. Chris Jones. Jeff
Smith. Bob Moore. Chuck Qua-
rant.a, Mary Gibson. Torn Gibson.
Captain Henry Cassani, Mike
Todd. Gerald Lewier. Juanise Wil-
liams. Shirley Davis. Danny Raf-
field, Jennifer *Taylor, Mark
Jones. Gil Williams. Tan Smiler,
Maridel Reynolds. Dr. Tom Curry,
Irene Acree. Charles Costin. Bob,
Windolf. Elijah Smiley, Sue Mar-
ley. Arther Holdcroft,. Mark Whit-
low andTonya Knox.
Report Cards:
Reports cards were sent
home on Tuesday. April 25. If you
would like to schedule a parent/,
teacher conference, please call
227-1221. -
Pepsi Blue Caps
Our Pepsi Blue Cap drive is
coming to an end.; Please bring
your blue caps to school this
Track and Field
Our annual Track and Field
Day for grades four through six
will be held on Friday. April 28 in
Wewahitchka. Parents are wel-
come to come cheer on your fa-
vorite BULLDOG!!
Spring Fling will be held at
Port St. Joe Elementary .School
on Saturday. April 29 from 10:00
until 2:00. There will be pony
rides, games, food. a ralfle every
thirty minutes and lots more.
Bring the whole family for a day
of fun!!l
Celebrity Readers Week
"Celebrity Readers" week will
be observed in our school the
week of May 1-5. 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-
This is not only an event that
everyone looks forward to with
great anticipation, but it has been
a tremendous means of helping
Our students grow to love the lan-
guage inherent in good literature.
A' week long program, now in its
fourth year. bolsters self-concepts
as our youngstrs bask in special
attention from these "Celebrity
Readers". who so kindly give their
Ume to participate., .
The celebrities may bring a
favorite story to read-maybe a
tried and true favorite that has
been popular for generations-or
choose from titles available in our
library. We would like to thank
the "Celebrity Readers" in ad-
vance for making this week a
really'special event in our library

Wewahitchka j


By Linda Whitfield

heart breaker."
Drew Hall- The children
didn't get to see much of the
Jessica Nowell-'The moms
and dads will ,never get to see
their children again."
Candace Little-"I hope the
cops catch the bombers."
ACS Met At WES on Thursday,
April 20
Members of the ACS met at
WES last Thursday to plan new
strategies for fund raising in the
near future. The ACS is not one
to run previous fund raisers in
the ground and are always look-
ing for new ways of collecting
money for the dreaded disease.
More about what WES is doing
later. It's a surprise!
Teacher Sue McDaniel Tells
Of Hawaiian Trip
.T.E.A.M. teacher Sue McDa-
niel visited in Linda Whitfleld's
classroom and told the students
about her recent trip to the Ha-
waiian islands. She, her mother.
and sister visited in our 50th
state and came to tell the, stu-
dents more about it. 'Sue brought
pictures and souvenirs to share

with the students.
Track & Field Day on April 28
WE$ plays host to our friends
from Port St. Joe on Friday, April
28. Concessions will be sold by
the WHS baseball team. We'd like
to invite the community to'come
out and enjoy the festivities with
us. You can' eat your-lunch at the
field. There will be hot dogs,
drinks, chips, other treats and
lots of fun. The fun 'gets under-
way at 8:30 a.m.
Our Sympathy
WES would like to express its
sympathy to Renee Gortemoller.
Forehand in the loss of her
grandmother. Mrs. Gortemoller
was 82 and lived in Marianna.
A Few Dates To Know And
"Pencil In"l
Sixth Grade Graduation-May 23
Other awards programs-May 25
CTARetirement Dinner--May 9
WHS Graduation-May 19-
Adult School Graduatiori-May 23.

I always like to check certain
students to see if they are keep-
ing up with the number of days
left in school. Generally it is one
figure you never have a problem
getting students to remember. Do:
you know how many are left? Of
course, it' matters whether you
''are a senior or not. WHS seniors
hit the stage Friday, May 19 at
7:00 p.m. (Baccalaureate is Sun-
day,,May 14 at 8:00 a.m.) All oth-
ers go until May 25th.
Thanks' go out to Mr. and
Mrs. George Cox, Terry Linton
and numerous chaperones! for
throwing an excellent Prom. A big
crowd of students danced o until
nearly midnight and 'ate their fill
of food treats .provided by Pat
Godwin and Verna Mathes. All
agreed it was a great night! If we
just didn't have to clean up the
.... messll
Report cards went out Tues-.
day, so be. sure you Insist that
your student produces one. Call
.the school at 639-2228, if you
have questions. Encourage your
student to. finish strong (and
maybe avoid the summer, school
rush!) .' '
Those Gator Girl Softballers
start their quest for a chance' to
go to state Thursday at Liberty
County April 27 at 1:30 p.m.,
C.D.T. They play the winner of
the Wednesday game between
Sneads and Apalachicola. Ranked
#1 in the state doesn't mean

much 'once the playoffs start.
Everyone's on an even keel-but
it surely- 'has been fun being.
ranked #1-good luck to Coach
Fortner and the girls as they rep-
resent usi
Track (District) is this Thurs-
day at Florida A & M High School
irn Tallahassee. This is the big one
to determine who goes to the
state meet later.
Baseball district starts next
week, May 1st through the 5th.
The Gator baseballers have main-
tained their state ranking with
stroking pitching a defense, but
are planning on turning up the
offense a ibtch when the playoffs
By the time you read this the
senior high academic banquet
will be history. Certainly It Is one
of the most pleasurable events of
the year :as we award those stu-
dents whose work has been out-
standing and In some cases has
brought attention and honor to
Wewahitchka and the Gulf
County School System. I hope
you were there!
The middle school academic
awards dinner will be May
22nd-if you weren't invited to
the senior high. 1 hope well' see
you at the middle school dinner.
Have a good week-support
Gulf County schools and stu-
dents by making a donation to,
the Gulf County Scholarship.
: Fund. Call Dr. David Bidwell for
details.. '


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Faith Christian students,.
parents, and friends enjoyed an
inside Mexican Fiesta Friday,
April 21. The rain didn't dampen
spirits and .a good time was had
by all! Students winning the Mex-
ican dress contest were John Er-
icson, Kavia Wiley. Rachel BLiler
and Misti Waddell. The auction
was the climax of the evening and
again Faith Christian' thanks
Wade Clark, local auctioneer and
those who donated items and ser-
vices to sell--individuals, as well
as local businesses. One much
desired item was a loaf of Elsie
Bowman's bread which brought'
Also, earlier on Friday, Mrs..
Goebert's fifth grade class en-
joyed a field trip to St. Vincent's
Island. One of the most excituig ,
events was the sighting of a sam-
bar deer.
On Sunday afternoon, the
new building was dedicated to the
glory of God and to His service. It
was officially named Godfrey Hall
in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Elmore
Godfrey who have been a faithful
and vital part of the ministry of
the church and school since its

News sColumn


Faith Christian School
A large group of parents, stu-.
dents and friends met in the new
library for this joyful service led
by Rev. Fred Goebert, principal of
Faith Christian School and pastor
of Faith Bible Church.
We welcome 'to our faculty
Karen Seay as an aide in the, five.
year old kindergarten class and
Cindy Watts as the extended care
aide for K-5. ,
The achievement tests have
brought a quiet and more serious
atmosphere to the school this
week. Next week will bring regis-
tratioq week' and a summer read-
ing book fair at Faith Christian.

Many Thanks
The Port St. Joe High School
Junior Class and its sponsors
wish to thank the merchants and
all the parents who helped to
make this year's prom a great
success. We could not have done
it without you. Again, thanks.
Jenny Smallwood,
Class President
Clarence Monette
Minnie Likely
Christine White

Students in Mrs. Weston's first grade class had a wonderful out-
ing at Zoo World last Thursday. They were fascinated with the
many animals, particularly with the petting zoo where the giraffe
took Mrs. Weston's glasses off her head, along with a bit of her
hair! '
Shown are part of the class with Mrs. Weston: (1 to r, 'back row),,
Bridget Bryan, Justin Catrett, Crystal Lewis, Taylor Green, Joy
Martin, Brent Butler and Codee Richter. Sitting with their teacher
are Alisha Chavous, Kortney Presnell and A. J. Rhein. Mrs. Weston
and the.class appreciates the chaperones who participated..

C. CZCZ-,' .' .

hark a Talk Ta
SrJessica White- *
%*"*"". *

Attention students: Senior
parents will be in' the commons.
area selling tickets for project
graduation. Tickets for seniors
will be $5.00, dates $10.00, and
parents planning to
eat $5.00. Please pur-
chase y),our tickets as
soon as possible and
turn In your permis-
sion forms to Mrs.
Turner. "
The guidance 'of-
flee has received infor-
mation and 'applica-
tion fornis for a
scholarship provided
by the Florida Peanut
Producers Associa-
tion. Two $750 schol-
arshlps will be awaid-
ed to the children of
actively producing peanut grow-
ers. Anyone who qualifies may
ptck'up applications in the Guid-
ance office.
STyndall AFB has available
some summer jobs for students.
Applicants must be .at least 16
years'old and be returning to
school in the fall. They have
clerk positions at $5.88 per hour
and laborer positions at $8.06
per hour. Application deadline is
May 2. The Guidance office has
.;some applications available for
i' interested students.,
; .Cheerleader tryouts practice
will begin on Monday, May 8th,

at Port St. Joe High School gym.
All interested students need to be'
at the gym by 2:30 with a signed '
parents permission 'formnn, a cur-::
rent physical, and' a 5th six
weeks report card in
order .to ,practice.-
Tryouts will be on Fri-
day, May 19 at3:o0. a
Gayfers Is accept--
Ing applications for
the Gayfers Teen
Board. 'Applications
are available in the of-
fice or can be picked
up at the junior or
young men's depart-
ment at Gayfers. In
terviews for Port St.
Joe will take place. o
Thursday, 'May 4, at
3:30 and will be held
ii Gay ers. Everyone -is encour ,--
aged to tryout; however-.', you
must be either a junior or a 'sent
ior in the fall of '1995. Both guys
and girls are invited to tryout!
Any guy interested in going
out for, the KeyClub needs to:
write a letter telling Why' they,
would like to' be a member and
get three teachers 'to sign it. It
should be turned- in by lunch
Thursday. April 27.
The ENC 110 class will be'
taking the GCCC final the first
three periods on Thursday, May

|. Port St. Joe Middle School News !|
S:. /'./^////^^//////^^^

We only have five more weeks
,left until we get out for summer
-vacation, and the middle school
is busier than ever.
The "Students of -the Week"
for last week are as follows: sev-
enth grade-Mary Harmon and
Rod Givens; eighth grade-
Kr ystal Tharpe and Donna Thom-
:,as'. Congratulations guys
Tuesday, April 25th a Gold
Card Club Assembly will be held
I.in honor of the students who
have received two, gold cards or
more through the fourth grading
period. All of the parents of these
achievers are invited to attend. A
pizza luncheon will be awarded to
these students after the ceremo-

The Middle School Band will
be giving a presentation to the
Port St. Joe Elementary Bulldog
Club Tuesday, April 25. The band
is excited about this presentation.
Hope you do well, guys.
On April 19, the Port St. Joe
. yMiddle School Girls' Softball team
played a double-header with Apa-
lachicola, winning one 19 9, and
the other 16 6. These games
ended the season for the girls
with a 5 -, 3 record. Good: job
The Beta Club and the Stu-
dent Government Association are
combining their clubs to go on a
beach party trip on Friday, May
12th. These two clubs have been
the leaders and founders in the
,new Port St. Joe Middle School,
and have worked hard to service
our school. We appreciate you.
A Spring Dance is being
planned by the Beta Club for Sat-
urday, May 13th. More informa-
tion will be posted later.
If anyone is interested in

L 'as 'tte'd *' '

helping to beautify the middle
school, the Beta Club is asking
for you to do.so by donating a
flower or shrub. These will be col-
lected and planted by the Beta
That's all the news for this
week, but there's plenty more for
next. Have a great one!

Who is' a secretary? A secre-
tary gives out big smiles, band-
aids, ice packs,. pencils, hugs.
They run extra copies off or "do
lots of favors" or order this 'n that'
and any ole' thing one, needs
them to do. They take lunch
counts and "'fix" copier machines
and make coffee three times a
day. They love the computer!
'Miss Carolyn" Peak, as she
is affectionately called by every-
one, has been serving students,
teachers and staff for the last .six-
teen years at Highland View Ele-
mentary. ,
Miss Carolyn lives with hus-
band of 28 years, Jerry, in High-
land View. Carolyn and Jerry
have two daughters, Joni, the
youngest, who attends Gulf Coast
Community College and Tonya
who has recently completed her
studies in the teaching field. Ton-
ya and her husband, Bobby, have
a daughter, Jordan, who- is the
apple of Miss Carolyn's eye!
When asked what she liked
best about her job. Carolyn re-
plied, 'The little affections that I
receive fromfi the kids. Every stu-
dent is special, each in his own
way, whether It's a need for a
band-aid, a hug or Just a smile.
"Miss Margaret" Roberson
who has worked at Highland View
Elementary the past six years, is
the Chapter h secretary.
SMiss Margaret lives with her
husband of 23 years, Ralph, In
Port St. Joe. Margaret and Ralph
have two sons, Chris, who is a
student at Florida State Universi-
ty. and Matt, who is a junior at
Port St. Joe High School and is

an accomplished magician.
When asked what she liked
best about her job, Miss Margaret
stated, "Being around the chil-
dren in the school environment.
You can be a secretary anywhere.
but working around students Is'
Principal Catherine Barfield
says about Carolyn and Margaret.
"It Is a pleasure to work with peo-
ple that I can depend on. They
know the Job and do the job. They
'are two pleasant people. They are
unique, and Indispensable-the
way most people feel their secre-

SSo: to Miss Carolyn and Miss
Margaret, We, the staff, teachers
,ard students, salute you and
thank you for all that you do for
Prayers For You '
Our thoughts and prayers go
out to Danielle Barnes on the loss
,of her; grandfather in Perry the
week before Easter and to Caisey
Spriggs whose uncle passed away
just prior to that.
Track and Field
Track and field will be held
on Friday,' April28, at 9:30 a.m.,
EDT, at the Wewahitchka Ele-
mentary School.

(ulf Coast
Community College

Port St. Joe

Summer A

Wellness/Walk, Run, 'Jog

Day Time

T,H 6-9:30 pm



Summer B

Beginning 'Golf

T,H 6-9:30 pm

FEES: $36.17 per credit hour for Florida residents.
Fees are payable upon enrollment.

April 27
6 p.m.

Port St. Joe High School
Temple Watson, Coordinator
227-1259 (after.5 p.m.)

GCCC is an equal opportunity institution


F' HakN qiews

g h by
"~ ~Barbara LeIl,

From the Principal


High School
- ByLarryA.Mathes

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Time to Start "Scratching" Around New Potato Vines

Even Though Potatoes Are Hardy, They are Susceptible to Numerous Diseases and Insects

One of the most popular vege-
tables grown by backyard garden-
ers is the Irish potato. If you've
included potatoes 'in your spring
garden now's the time to think
about harvesting this crop. I will
address some of the proper tech-
'fiques' to, use, to avoid some of
the common, problems of decay,
sprouting and physical injury.
Irish potatoes grown in Flori-'
da are usually ready for digging
about 80 to 90 days after they're
planted. If they're left alone, the
tops of the plants die down natu-
rally and the tubers stop growing
by about 120 days after planting.
This 30 to 40 day period gives
you some harvesting options.
Like many gardeners, you
may choose to dig a few early po-
tatoes before the tubers have
reached full size and maturity.
Or, you could dig, the tubers as
you need them, from the time
most are ready until the plants
die. However, the most common
approach is to wait until the tu-
bers are completely mature, and
then harvest the entire crop.
If you choose the 'one-time
harvesting method you'll need to
be especially careful to dig and
store the potatoes properly. Many
problems can arise after this type
of harvest; problems such as tu-
ber decay, shriveling, sprouting,
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and rodents.
G'ulfCou First, if you're going to har-
Gruf COUnty vest the entire crop at one time,
Extension Service leave the potatoes in the ground
as long as possible until the plant
tops die back naturally. With this
additional maturity period, the
surface skin of the tubers be-
comes tougher, and more resist-
ant to scratching and digging in-
jury. However, to minimize
rotting, dig your potatoes before
the June rainy season.
About 10 to 14 days before
digging,, cut the vines at ground
level with shears, a sharp knife,
or a lawn mower. This helps the
skin become tougher. Be very
careful when removing tubers
from the 'ground. Skinned.
bruised, and cut potatoes are
much more prone to decay.
After the potatoes are dug,
Roy Lee Carter, clean them to remove dirt and
Agent possible decay organisms. If you
have only a few. potatoes-say a
*bushel or two-use a soft brush

Make Application

to Harvest Gators

Preparations are once again
underway for Florida's annual al-,
ligator :harvest, and anyone who
would like to take part can pick
up an application beginning May
Applications will be available
at all Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission regional
offices. However, anyone who ap-
plied for a permit last year (even
if he was not selected) will have a
1995 application sent directly to
his' home automatically. Last
year's applicants need not call
the Commission unless their ad-
dress has changed, or they have,
not received an application' by the,,
first week in May.
Completed applications are
due by June I at the Commis-
sion's Gainesville office.
"Hunters will be selected to-
tally at random through a compu-
terized drawing," said Harry Dut-
ton, a biologist with the
Commission's Alligator manage-
ment Section, '"That way everyone
has an equal chance of being
picked, even if they were selected'
last year or at any time in the
Dutton also said the drawing
i ill determine where the trappers
can hunt, and during' which
phase. The Commission has se-
lected 39 areas around the state
for harvesting from September 1-
15, and again from September
16-30. Hunters can rank their
areas of preference on their appli-
cations. -
'We expect to pick approxid.
mately 550 participants this
year," Dutton said.;, "Depending
on the results or our alligator.
surveys conducted in May. each.
trapper will be allowed to take'
four to six alligators."
Everyone who is chosen must
purchase a non-transferable trap-
ping license by July 15 (if they,
fall to do so. their permit will be
assigned to someone else). The,
cost is $250 for Florida residents,
$1,000 for non-residents. There
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hides of all alligators taken dur-
ing the hunt. The fee is $15 for
hides measuring less than seven
feet, and' $30 for hides longer
than seven feet. It is illegal to.
take alligators less than four feet
Selected applicants also. will
be required to attend a three-
hour training and orientation pro-
gram to be held at several loca-
tions throughout the state during
July and August.
"Anyone who wants to take
part in the harvest needs to re-
turn his application as quickly as
possible.." said Dutton. 'We will
start selecting hunters after the
application information is com-
piled in June and will notify, peo-
ple by June 30."
Hunters with permits will be
allowed to have three trapping
agents to assist them. Assistants
must have a non transferable
trapping agent's license, which
costs $50.
To be eligible for the hunt,
applicants must be at least 18
years old. Anyone convicted of vi-
olating wildlife laws relating to al-
ligator trapping during the past
five years is ineligible.

'Heritage Dayd'
Plans Announced
The Calhoun County Cham-
ber of Commerce has announced
preliminary plans for the upcom-,
ing "Heritage Days" festivities to
be held throughout the month of
May. Mark your calendar and
plan to attend all of the events
which will include the following: ,
Saturday, May 6 Down-
town Events featuring a car and,
boat show, daytime parade, and,
concerts in the courtyard.
Saturday, May 13 Hot'
Country Nights Celebration at,
the W. T. Neal Civic Center fea-'
turing a fish fry. fish tales contest
(a/k/a liar's contest), family-style
dance with a live band, cloggers.
and line dancers."
Wednesday, May 17 -.
"Letters From The Front", a,
drama production in honor of the
World War II 50th Commemora-'
tive Year to be held at the BHS'
Auditorium (9 a.m. for students:'
7 p.m. for general public). This
event is made possible by the W.i
T. Neal Civic Center, the Calhoun'
County, WWVII Commemorative
Committee, and several local citi-
zens. -"
Saturday, May 20 Sam,
Atkins Park Activities featuring
arts and crafts, Native American
,exhibits, live entertainment, dell-
clous food, and possibly a base-'
ball tournament.
Anyone interested in entering
ithe parade or car and boat show'
on Saturday, May 6, or to register
a booth for the arts and crafts
event on Saturday,. May 20,
please call the Calhoun County
Chamber of Commerce office at
(904) 674-4519.

or burlap rag, and clean them by
hand. You can waslh larger quan-
tities. But, don't wash them to-
gether in a tub. This quickly
spreads decay organisms. In-
stead, spread the tubers out and
hose them down with a spray of
water or rinse each one by hand.
Damp potatoes are much more
likely to rot. So, dry them 'thor-
oughly before storage. A good rule
is to dry potatoes for three or four
hours in the sun, after washing.
Potatoes should be stored in
a cool, dark; dry, well-ventilated'
. area. While potatoes store best at

Summer Camp
for Girls Coming
Hey girls! Are you dreaming
of something exciting'and out-of-
this-world? Then ,take an imagi-
nary trip into outer space and let
your mind go where no mind has
gone before! Play galactic games,
do constellation crafts and partic-
ipate in a stargazing sleepdver.
All girls who will have com-
pleted first through sixth grades
after this school year are encour7
aged to register and come be a
part of a week that's loaded with
fun! Older girls may volunteer to
assist the camp director and staff
The Girl Scout Council of the
'Apalachee Bend will be offering
Gulf County's. "Soaring Through
the Solar System" summer day
camp the week of July 17th to
21st at the First United Methodist
Church (please note that the date
and location have changed form
the camp booklet that was mailed
out to registered Girl Scouts). The
time is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30
p.m., E.D.T., daily Monday
through Thursday, with a sleepo-
ver Thursday night and Friday
,pick-up at noon. *'.
The cost 'of the' camp Is.
$35.00 for Girl Scouts' Non-Girl
Scouts' fee is $6.00 more. There
is no' cost for the first child of an
adult who helps staff the event;
and half price for the second,
A training session will be of-
fered on May 15th from 6:30 -
8:30 in Port St. Joe for those in-
terested in volunteering, both old-
er girls and adults. The location'
of this training will be announced
at a later date. The number of
staff people chosen will be based
Son the number of girls registered.
so please act immediately.
Registration forms for camnp,-
ers, older girl helpers and adult
staff may be obtained by calling
the. council office in Tallahassee
at 1-800-876-9704 or (904) 386-
2131. The camp must have at
least 20 campers, with a maxi-
mum of 80. The registration
deadline is June 29th.

1May 6th is Kinard
Homecoming Day
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.
Lunch will be served-at noon.

temperatures between 50 to 60
degrees fahrenheit, room or out-
door shed temperatures usually
must be tolerated for home stor-
age. Under these warmer condi-
tions, it's best to keep the tubers
spread out, rather than stacked
or heaped in a pile..
Keeping potatoes, in a dark
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problem 'at these higher tempera-
tures-at least not for the first
two months. And. in any case,
potatoes won't keep much longer
than two or three months.
The I1inal storage precaution
Is to sort out and discard rotting
tubers periodically, so that the
entire batch isn't contaminated.

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'93' Pontiac Grand Am. white w/
burgundy interior, at, ac, am/fm cas-
sette, cruise control, excel. cond. Call
827-8361. 2tp 4/27
'85 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham,
$1,500 obo, strong runner. 229-9282.
2tc 4/20
1989 Honda 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
Used Cars and Trucks. Local and out-
of-state vehicles. Two locations to
serve you. Mayhann 'Motor, Pprt St.
Joe, 229-6584, Mayhann Used Cars,
Wewahitchka. 639-5810. tfc 4/6

Boat for Sale: 16' Glastron boat and
trailer, clean and in good condition,
$1,200. Call 827-6812. Itp 4/27
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

2 bedroom apartment. unfurnished..
$325 per month. $200 deposit. Call
229-8398, leave message. 2tc 4/27
House for rent: 2 bdrm., 1 ba., 1034
McClellan. ch&a. refrig. & stove, fur-
nished, 8400 month, available May
15.648-4021. 2tc4/27
For Rent: 2 bedroom house on Hwy.
98, St. Joe Beach. $550 month + util-
ities. 227-1739. 1 tc 4/27


Mobile home lot on Stone Mill Creek
in Wewahitchka. 1 + acres. 904-856-
9207. 4tc 4/27
Ideal for couple or single person, one
bedroom house located in Oak Grove,
$200 a month + deposit. Call 229-
8121. Itp 4/27
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
One bedroom apartment, 2 blocks
from beach on Beacon Hill. Reason-
able. 647-3331. tfic 4/6
New storage units on St. Joe Beach
behind the Gulf Sands Motel on
Americus St. 5x10's, lOx10'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 thumber 904-472-3952. '
2 bedroom, I 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

Port St. Joe
2 nice second story apartments,
2 bdrm., stove, refrig., window
a/c units, water included.
Lease & deposit required. $250.
517 1/2 4th St. & 1402 1/2
Long Ave. Available May 1.
Call 227-5443
tr 4/e6

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.
furn., fully. carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.,
on-site manager.
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent is based on income.
This complex is funded by the Farm-
ers Home Administration and man-
"aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
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. 1
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove
& refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets. .
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.,
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfc 4/6

Warehouses, small and large, some
with office, suitable 'for small busi-
ness, 229-6200. 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.
.tfc 4/6

Yard Sale: Baby clothes (newborn 24
mos.), double & single strollers, big
play pen (Winnie the Pooh), word pro-
cessor. 9" T.V. w/radio and much
more . Saturday and Sunday,
April 29 & 30. Suwannee Swifty Con-
venience Store parking lot, SL Joe
Beach, Hwy. 98. ltp 4/27
Yard Sale: Saturday, April 29, 8 a.m.
2 p.m. EDT. Household items, boat-
ing accessories, etc. 422 Arizona Dr.,
Mexico Beach. Itc 4/27
'Yard Sale: 217 Gulf St., St. Joe
Beach, 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Saturday.
ltc 4/27
Driveway Sale: Furniture, excel.
cond., like new, 3-pc. sectional, re-
cliner, patio chairs with cushions,
lamps, etc. all reasonably priced to
sell. Saturday, Apr. 29, 8 'a.m. 2
p.m., 6313 Alabama St., St. Joe,.
Beach. ltc 4/27
Car Wash/Gaiage Sale: Saturday,
April 29th, from 8:00 a.m. 1 p.m.
First -Union Bank parking lot, spon-
sored by White City Baptist and
Grace Baptist youth. Itc 4/27
Yard Sale: Saturday 8-? Rockers,
bikes, bureau, pool toys, misc. 1309
Monument Ave. Itp 4/27
players, $70 each. Across from Costin
Insurance.. 2tc 4/27

SALE. Large miscellaneous garage
sale. Everything. from tools to furni-
.ture. One day only everything must
. gol Sale begins at 8:00 a.m. no early
salesll Location: Hwy. C-30 and South
Country Club Road (at Tom Todd Re-


No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
, away. Rent machine. St. Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfe 4/6

Yard Sale: 9 a.m. until. 803 Marvin
Ave. Rain cancels. Saturday, April 29.
Yard Sale: Satutrday. 8-3 p.m.. Sever-
al families. 1905 Long Ave.
Big Yard Sale/Garage Sale: Saturday,
April 29th. 8-12. 2107 Juniper AMe. 5
families many different items, tool
box. baby things. toys. sink. etc.
Yard Sale: 2 families Saturday; April
29th, 8:00 1:00, 7124 'Americus
Ave., St. Joe Beach. 40-pc. set stone-
ware, trestle table & 6 chairs, drapes,.
stand fan & lots more. tp 4/27

3 .Family Yard Sale. Sat.. April 29 at
pa\llton back of Centennial Building.
Hummingbird LCD and other boat
and fishing equipment. Good clothes
including large sizes. Plants. flowers
and loads of miscellaneous. lIp 4/27
Color T.V.. built-In elec. oven, $25; 18
cu. ftL refrigerator-freezer. selfdefrost-
ing. lots of useful Items. etc..Corner of
Ala. & Canal St., SL Joe Beach. 647-
3787. Saturday, 8:30 a.m.

Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc. has
an immediate opening for a Crisis
Counselor. Duties: home 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 Couinty
Guidance Clinic, Inc., 311 Williams
Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, E.O.E.
2tc 4/20

Housekeeper wanted 3 days per week,
general cleaning duties, also must
wash and iron. Send letterwith expe-
riences and. references to: Help Want-
ed, P.. O: Box 308, Port St. ,oe, FL
32456. 2tc4/27

Full-time position, CDL licensed driv-
er. Apply in person at Bayside Lum-
ber, 322 Monument Ave. Benefits in-
clude health and life insurance.

Temporary Summer Employment
with the Private Industry Council.
Instructors for, Remediation Pro-
gram (2 positions) Approx. 4-6
weeks. 'CCC instructors preferred.
Salary Variable D.O.E. Send resume
and letter of application to P. 0. Box
2238. Panama City. FL 32402. Re-
sume deadline: May 4. 1995. E.O.E.
SItc 4/27
Gulf Pines Hospital. RN. LPN. full-
time. part-time. positions. Medical/
surgical experience helpful. Call Tessa
Goff. RN. DON, 227-1121.
Ite 4/27

bed Superior-rated facility offers a
full-time position. Bay St. George
Care Center. located at the entrance
to beautiful St. George Island. gives
you the opportunity to make a differ-
ence in our residents' lives. Experl-
ence real teamwork while working
with some of the best people you'll
. ever know and earning a competitive
salary and benefits. Send resume' to
Administrator. Bay St. George Care
Center, P. 0. Box 589. EastpolnL FL
32328, or call (904) 670-8571. EOE/
Affirmative Action employer. Itc 4/27
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 reservaUonlst for real estate
office. Must be able to type. use com-
puter and work on weekends. Call
647-5716. Gulfaire Vacation Rentals.
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faiceted 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


Spring 5opecidls Four Seasons
i Paintin'.- Free- sXtIrmates-.- -Pressure
Washing. PainUlg-Re-Screening. Re-
pair Work. Call 648-5029.

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7229 Deerhaven Road, P.C.,, 4/e

Comer 41st St. & Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach
Call 6484400
HOURS: Tues.-Sat.., 9-6, Sun. 1-5
A4p 4/13 Closed Monday

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

Daycare. Will do babysitUng in my
* --. homer weekdays only. $1.25 per houi
for one. $1.00 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.- 11
Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m., Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
Marlen Taylor, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
pd. thru 95

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Pd. thru 12/

Troy/built, Snapper, John Deere, Ku-
ob9ta,, Sti. HsHquarvria. Sales and
Service. 1-800-834-6744.

Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing.
septic lonks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box AlC, Port St. Joe
Phone 229-6018


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

indendedent Sales Representative
211 Allen Memoilal Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460

Average Stump $10.00
A-i Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
tfc 4/6

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

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
Call229-6435 tc 4/6

220 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
New & Used Clothing
for the Entire Family.
Accessories and Misc. Items. ,.4

for Any Occasion
Commercial Portrait Wedding.
S For Details Call
KEN HORNE Photographer
229-8722 tc 4/6

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
*PumP S
'* Tillers
328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe

321 Reid Ave.
$1 to $35
Unique gifts for
you & your home.
Itc 4/2,7

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. Joe
'I Will Work for YOU!"
Mexico Beach, FL .
(904) 648-8492
Lic1e,55 1 pd. Mar.


Quality work at a great
Roof Repairs Shingle Tear Offs
Nall-Overs Built Up
Tar & Gravel Single Ply
5 Year Warranty Free Estimates
10% Senior Citizen Discount
All Types of Roofs
For A Free Estimate call
763-2260 bus.
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-"fn' : -t4/27
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Small Engine Repairs
Factory Warranty Center

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e Chain saws
e Generators
I* Pumps .. j\
*' Engine Sales

706 1st St.-St. Joe
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Harmon's Heavy Equipment Co.
Specializing In Black Top Soil
648-8924 or 648-5767 if no answer

by Joe and Marie Romanelli
Serving Port St. Joe & Surrounding Areas (904) 229-10'65

Business and Personal 4' 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
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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. 4tc 4/20

P m i F i3

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.

Experienced cook needed at Julie's oh
Reid. Flexible hours. Apply in person
at 222 Reid Ave. Lfe 4/6 .'
POSTAL JOBS: $23.700 peryear plus
benefits. Carriers, sorters, clerks. For,
an immediate application and exam
information, call 1 -219-791 -1191. ext.'
12, 9 a.m. 9 pm; 7 days.. 2tp 4/27
The Gulf County School Board is an-
nouncing a job opening fior a School
Psychologist. The posiUon will be for
Port St. Joe area schools. Applica-
tions; are available at the School
Board office. Gulf County School.
Board Is an equal opportunity em-
ployer. tlc 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. tfce4/6

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


DINING SET. 5-pc. oak finish, drop-
leaf table/built-in leaf, closed 38"L
25'W 29" H. Open 38'W 73" L 29" H.
$300. Twin bed, light oak with head &
footboard, side rails w/matching 5-
drawer chest, both for $300. Must see
to appreciate quality. 647-8822 after
6:00 p.m. 2tp 4/27

Dbl. garage door w/hardware. 16 ft.
lightweight aluminum, excel. cond,
$100. Complete RAINSOFT water
treatment system. 1 yr. old, original
price $2.800. asking $500. REFRIG-
ERATOR. 21 cu. ft., side by side, al-
mond, runs well. $150. Console I V.
Zenith 25" w/remote. excel, picture.
$100. Boat cover, canvas, covers 16',
to 20', new, $40. Call 229-9030 after
6 p.m. ltc 4/27

Kenmore refrigerator, almond reversi-
ble door. good cond. $125 obo. 647-
5836. ltc 5/27

Refrigerator, $100. Dishwasher. $35.
648-4592. tp 4/27.

Very nice 2-pc. sectional, wicker
frame, mauve w/solid color & floral,
pillows. $150. 8x4x4 utility trailer,
$275. Water cooler, works well. + 2
bottles. $60. 16 ft. Hlobe Cat w/
trailer & walker. $1,200. Blue Honda
Scooter LX, $700.' 4 yrs. old; 648-
3029. ltc4/27
Western Auto Special. Computer spin
balance 4 tires' and tire rotation.
$19.95. 227-1105. tfc4/6

Pottlan Pro chairs saw, Poulan. Pro
weed eater w/blade. $300 for both.
647-564.8. 2tc 4/20

Port St. Joe Westernc Auto now honor-
ing Pan-ama City Western Atito 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-
Ume, 648-5165. 8tc 4/27

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

FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage and envelope supplied.
Send request to Bible Study, P. .
Box 758, Port St. Joe, PL 32456.
tfc 4/6

Spring Has Sprung at'
The Enchanted Cottage

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


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

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Personalized skin care pro-
gram customized for your
skin type. Dermatologist-
tested. Call today for a
FREE consultation. Janis
Laycock, Independent
Mary Kay Beauty Consul-
tant, 647-3581.


AKC reg. Miniature Schnauzer pup-
pies. $300. Ready for adoption May 1.
647-3114 after 5:30. tfc4/27
ping and bathing foi your dog. We
also carry collars & leads. Boarding
available. Call 227-3611. tic 4/27

,Hate to Board Your Best Friend. Care
:in your home low as $8.00 a day by
Joe and Marie Romanelli. Call Pet &S
Property Tenders, fully insured,; 1-
904-229-1065. tfc 4/6

3 bdrm., 1.5 ba. 14x65' mobile home
on 3/4 :acre, in Wewa., 8x16' shed.
Purchased new in 1994. $2,250 equi-
ty, assume loan at $295 month. 639-
3458. 2tp 4/27

Lot 144' wide x 297' deep in Whisper-
ing.Pines Subdivision, Wewahitchka,
$15,000..229-8577. tfc 4/27

Five acres 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 229-6694.
4tp 4/27

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. 3tc4/13

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. tfc 4/6

The npidersigned does hereby certify that it has ap-
plied, to conduct business In the City of Port St.
Joe. County of Gulf. State of Florida under the
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
and that the nature of the business is the owner-
ship of a nursing home and that the owner of said
business is:
HCC Gulf, Inc.
Two Ravinia Drive
Suite 1350
Atlanta. Georgia
Itc, April 27. 1995

BID NO. 9495-31
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County. Florida will receive sealed bids from any
qualified person, company or corporation interest-
ed In providing the County with the following

Half acre lots' for sale, Hwy. 386,
Overstreet, Creek1iew Subd.. $500
down. $96.48 per month. 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tfc4/6
1/2 acre lot with sepLic tank, $9.500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing.
227-2020, ask for Billy. t 1fc 4/6
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road.
1 mile off Overstreet Road. 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 4/6:

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.,' oyer, 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/wlred 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. tffc4/6
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. tfc4/6

Owner financing. High and dry, 5 acre
homesite. 240 ft. well, septic, work-
shop, 1 1/2 mile N. Dead Lakes Pk,
647-3581. tfc4/6,


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


Spring Special

St. Joe Beach. 6917 Georgia Ave. Three bedroom, 2
bath modular home. Lg. kitchen, separate dining
room, roofed and painted 3 years ago. Porches! Dou-
ble garage with workshop! Many extras. Call for ap-
pointment. $62,900.


Gulf Aire Subd. Triplex. Fantastic rentals. Two 3 bed-
room, 2 bath units with garage and one 1 bedroom, 1
bath townhouse. Concrete drive, walkways, nice lot.
All 3 for $175,000.

Sales Rentals Vacation Rental Specialists



Public Notices I

Tom Todd

Realty, INC.

rAAU tY t

Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD)
training for approximately twenty (20)
dispatchers. Training is to comply with
ASTM F1258-90 Standard and DOTs Na.
tional Curriculum. Bidders to summit a
course outline, cost per person. items
to be furnished by bidder, items to be
furnished by County. time schedule and
any other relevant information.
Delivery Date must be specified.
Please Indicate on the envelope that this Is a
sealed bid, the bid number and what the bid is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m.. E.D.T.,
on Tuesday, May 9. 1995. at the Gulf County
Clerk of Court's Office. 1000 Fifth Street. Port St.
Joe. Florida. 32456. The Board reserves the right
to reject any anxd all bids.,
By: /s/ Michael L. Hainmond. Chairman
Attest: /s/ Benny C. Lister. Clerk of Courts
2tc. April 27 and May 4, 1995.

The City of'Wewahitchka will receive sealed
. bids from any qualifr.il I.e-.:,, c-. j -. *wr c.:ap"'
ration interested in c .:.-. i.m.u l tLhe I.:. lu ii g p
PIW,. I a !i |ire ll'[rtii:.h. r.li be .,l-twni eJ d it
W-anih k." (.11) -i.d s-c..I..1 s- ee' e'ew 'nni.r-
k.. 1 FI,;.I.. .32 u 1, io11 i .3 20')S C.:,.Lt khr p us .s
,,id [..eii,' ou.:..- ".ill be $50.00 per set anld is
it:., r iif l,.ile .he k'. should be make payable
toPreble-Rish. Inc.
Bids will be received until 3:30 p.m. Central
Tine; Monday. May 15. 1995, at Wewaliltchk
City H-all located op Second Street In Wewahitch-
ka. Florida aid will, ie opened and read aloud on
Monday, May 15, 1995, at 6:30 p.m.. Central
DThe Owner has the right to waive any infor-
malities or to reject any or all bids: Each bidder'
must deposit his/her security In ,the amount, form
and subject to the conditions provided in the Infor-
mation to Bidders. Sureties used for obtaining
h ui..1 mihMt al.|ieur as r.rcel.talle acccraling to the
DeparunreiI o' Tre5'.,-mv Llicniilr 570
Tweda McGlon
City Clerk
City of Wewahitchka
P. O. Box 966
Wewahltchka, FL 32465
2tc. April 27 and May 4. 1995.
to a Writ of Execution Issued In the Circuit Court
of GULF County, Florida on the 30th day of 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 ofGULF 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 Circult Court of GULF County. Florida
on the 30th day of January, 1995 In.the cause
wherein KLENTON McLEMOREAr"was plaintiff, and
Case no. 82-59 In said Court, I FRANK McKEITH-
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. Iln and to
the following described real. property, to-wit:
A parcel of land In the City of Wewahitchka. Gulf
County, Florida lying within Sec. 23. 24. 25 and
26. T4S. RIOW. described as follows-
Begin at the SE corner o01' Secuon 23. T4S. RIOW.
tund extend a line N03'2820" E along the e line of
sold Sec. 23 for 420.00 feel to a 2 Inch cast Iron
pipe. Lhece S 8736'00" E for 359 02 feet to a coin-
crete rmointin'et oi the SouthwestenI R/W line of
State Road 22. thence N 40 05'40 W along said
R/W line for 1369.84 feet to a concrete monu-



221 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe


321 Madson Ave Oak Grove

321 l adison Ave., Oak Grove


Duplex, $550.00 month rental in-
come. Call us for details.

Howard Creek Bargain.
New price. $57,500. Genuine val-
ue. 1600 sq. ft. cathedral ceiling,
stone fp, I acre. 3 bdrm. each w/
private bath.

Just Discovered

1600 + square foot home in
Oak Grove. Hardwood
Floors, Florida room, new

siding, cen. air, brick fire-
place, many other nice

Only $54,900.00.




GULF FRONT at CAPE SAN BLAS. CAPE HAVEN. 150' on the gulf!! Ap-
proximately 500' deep. Great site for single or multiple dwellings. Fantastic view
of the Gulf. Approximately 150' of land behind the CCCL. GREAT SUNSETS!
Parcel is priced at $1,200.00 per front foot.
GULF FRONT at CAPE SAN BLAS. This lovely wooded tract is 102' wide. Ap-
proximately 3.6 acres (1466' deep). Great site for single family dwelling or multi-
family development. Priced at $120,000. Call Craig Todd, Assoc. (227-3262).
BAY FRONT LOT at CAPE SAN BLAS. Large (Approximately 1.8 acres)
building lot fronting on beautiful St. Joseph Bay. Lot is loaded with trees. Priced
at only $39,900.
GOLF COURSE LOTS!. NEW LISTING! Several 100' wide building lots availa-
ble fronting on Country ClubRoad and the green at St. Joseph Bay Country Club.
Only two minutes from the club house. Public water. Priced at only $22,500.
of the bay from this 2br/2ba single'family home. Master suite upstairs w/private
access from deck. Two storage areas on ground level, concrete parking. RE-
DUCED!! NOW $99,000.
GULF VIEW AT GULF PINES. Large lovely home with good view of and deed-
ed access to, the Gulf. 4 br./4 ba. .2,000 more or less square feet, open and
screened decks, fireplace, heat recovery system, satellite TV, 2 car enclosed.gar-
age and concrete parking. Price $169,000.
This 2br home has approx. 1300 sq. ft. of living area. Large deck, raised ceiling in
living room. Amenities include w/d, ceiling fans, central H/A, cedar siding, etc.
Price $110,000.
lovely single family development. Amenities include FP, cathedral ceiling in LR
private master bedroom upstairs, association pool, and boardwalk to beach.
GULF FRONT AT GULF PINES. Lovely 2 br/2 ba. Recently remodeled. New
AC, fireplace, tile floor in living, dining and kitchen area. Screened and open
decks. Boardwalk to beach. Enclosed garage plus screened room downstairs. Price
PORT ST. JOE 2004 CYPRESS AVE. This is a 2 br/2 ba. POOL HOME. Has
been professionally redecorated. Has formal living rm. and dining rm. double gar-
age. Many more features and priced at only $99,500., Call Brenda, eves., 648-
PORT ST. JOE 510 8TH ST. APARTMENT HOUSE. Four, one or two bed-
room apartments, each having one bath. GREAT RENTAL POTENTIAL. 50x170'
lot. $37,500. Call for Brenda, evenings, 648-8215.
MEXICO BEACH 2502 Hwy 98 2 br/1 ba. Constructed of briA_ and cypress.
Spacious Florida room with bookcases galore. Fireplace w/insert, central II/A,
storage room, garage. View of the Gulf short walk to beach! Zoned tourist/
commercial. $125,000.

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

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


St. Joe Beach


Buys 3 BR 1 bath
beach cottage on
large lot. Eat-in kitch-
en, appliances.
Don't wait.



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\W4: ,ZZ1" I0- I UO UUF-&U I I OW'
'SAND BAR BAY: Single family home adjacent to State Park, with access to St. Joe Bay. Cathedral
ceilings, berber carpet. Lease purchase possible. $72,500.
SEACLIFFS: Gulf Front, 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 bath, furnished, pool and fireplace. OWNER WANTS
ALL OFFERS! $105,000.
BEACON HILL: Mobile home with attached Mother-in-Law cottage on 4 wooded lots. Large
barn, tool shed. Furnished, PRICED TO SELL. $47,500.
BARRIER DUNES #196 3 bdrm., 3 bath, professionally decorated gulf front townhome. Drapes
and spreads all custom made, furnished with beautiful antiques. Would make a beautiful pro-
fessional home. $225,000.
BAREFOOT TRACE, 75'x475' waterfront lot. Could build single family dwelling or duplex. Own-
er financing available. PRICED TO SELL! $75,000.
SECLUDED DUNES lot F14. Beautiful Gulf view lot to build custom home. .638 acres. Owner
will finance. $52,500.

CHERYL SUMMERS, Broker (Hm: 229-2740)
BARBARA STEIN, Salesperson (Hm: 229-6515)

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Expect the best.

inent; thence S 03"24'30" W for 167.50 feet to a
concrete monument; thence N. 86035'30" 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
00*39'50" E. (399.45 feet) to a concrete imonu-
ment: thence S 87*21'00" 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
87121'00" E along said Northern R/W line for
2256.54 feet to an Iron pipe; thence N 01*21'30" 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
03'29'00" E for 187.15 feet to a concrete monu-
ment: thence N 86*31'90" W for 123.00 feet to a
concrete monument; thence N 03'29'00" E for
10.96 feet to a c6nicrete monument; thence N
8631'00"' W for 75.00 feet to a concrete monri-
ment; thence N 03*29'00" E for 124.25 feet to a
concrete monument; thence N 8644'00" for
662.64 feet to a concrete monument; thence S
04*25'00" W for 210.00 feet; thence N 86-44'00" W
for 265.50 feet to a concrete monument;, thence N
04*25'00" E for 210.00 feet to a concrete monu-
ment; thence N 86044'00" W for 207.00 Feet to a
Concrete monument; on the E line of Sect. 26.


As of May 24, 1995
will no longer be doing business. If anyone feels
they are still under warranty after this date,
please contact us at 648-4004 so arrangements
can be made. Thank you.
Patrick Stomp 4tp 4/27



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T4S, RIOW. thence N 0351'10" E along said E line
of Sect. 26 for 808.40 feet to the POB.
Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of the Northeast Quar-
ter (NE 1/4) of Section Two (2). Township 5 South.
Range 10 West. containing 40 Acres. more or less.
LESS AND EXCEPT One (1) acre on the Northwest
corner North of Highway 386.
And on the 9th day of May. 1995. at the North
Front Door of the Gulf County Courthouse. In the
City of Port St. 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 right, title
and Interest In aforesaid property at public outcry
and will sell the same. subject to all prior liens, en-
cumbrances and Judgmnents, if rany.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 McKelthen. SHERIFF
4tc. April 6; 13. 20 and 27. 1995.