The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: November 30, 1995
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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1508 HWY 431-5



USPS 518-880




PSC Approves Flat Phone Charge, PSJ to Bay Co.

Engineers Recommend 132,000
Gulf County Administrator Larry Wells told the
Board of Commissioners in regular session Tuesday
evening, "The Florida Public Service Commission has
approved long distance rate reductions for calls to
Panama City during their November 21 meeting in
According to Wells, the commission ruled that
calls to Panama City from the south end of the
county should be charged a flat .25t fee for residen-
tial users, and .10t for the first minute and .06e
each minute thereafter for business users. The com-
mission also decided to poll the north end of the
county (639 exchange) letting them vote on an across
the board rate increase that would result, if approved
by the phone customers, in the removal of long dis-
tance fees on calls to Panama City in the 639 ex-
change service area.
St. Joseph Telecommunications Customer Service
Manager Carrie Johnson told The Star that the phone
company was aware of the Florida Public Service
Commission ruling, but they had not yet been formal-
ly notified to begin implementation (as of press time

Gallon Water Storage Tank to be Erected to Serve the Beaches System

She said it could take up to six months to Imple-
ment the new fee schedule in the southern portion of
the county. What happens In north Gulf County will
depend on whether phone subscribers vote to accept
the rate increase. If they do, the process of evaluating
the ballot results and the Florida Public Service Com-
mission making a final assessment will probably take
several months, Johnson added.
County Commissioner Michael Hammond re-
ceived unanimous support form the board when he
asked them to petition the Public Service Commission
for the reduced rates several month ago.
Beach Water System Update
Bill Kennedy, Preble-Rish, Inc.. Consulting Engi-
neers, gave the board an update on what the engi-
neering specifications were to correct water pressure
problems and improve the beaches water system.
Kennedy recommended that a 132,000 gallon wa-
ter storage tank be erected at St. Joe Beach which
could hold about 1 1/2 days worth of water supply

for the beaches. Along with the water tank, a 10,000
gallon hydropneumatic tank would boost the water
pressure as it entered the water system.
Water pressure at the extreme end of the system
currently hovers somewhere between 30 and 35
pounds per square inch. With the improvement add-
ed to the system, the engineers will guarantee a pres-
sure of 50 pounds per square inch.
Commissioner Hammond recommended that a
public meeting be set up with beach residents to look
over the proposed changes to the system and how it
will affect them.
Kennedy estimates the project cost to be some-
where in the vicinity of $200,000.
Buy Beach Clean-Up Machine
The board unanimously approved, to purchase a
Surf-Rake to clean beaches throughout Gulf County.
Commissioner Warren Yeager had suggested the
board look into the purchase of the beach cleaning
machine shortly after Hurricane Opal finished mak-
(See PSC OK's on Page 9)

Empty flag pole stands
in front of Port St. Joe
High School.




Flagpoles In front of Port
St. High School, Port St. Joe
Middle School and the Gulf
County School Board offices
are all standing bare of their
decoration following the holi-
day mini-vacation .for
A persons or persons, as
yet' unknown, apparently
shinnied up the three flag
poles and removed flags,
ropes and all, leaving the flag
poles as bare as hickory tree
in the dead of winter.
A large American flag was
taken from the high school
arid middle school and both
an American and state of
Florida flags from in front of
the School Board offices.
It hasn't been deter-
mined, yet, just when the
flags were taken, but they
were flying majestically aloft
on Wednesday, November
22, when school was dis-
missed and were nowhere to
be found when administra-
tors, teachers and students
reported back to the class-,
room Monday of this week.
School Superintendent
Walter Wilder said the flags
were fairly expensive when
they were purchased and the
school system would like to
have them back. If anyone
has information concerning
the theft, that information
should be forwarded to the
school board office. All
names of callers and infor-
,mation received will remain


Ceremony for

Lake Alice

Park Dec. 11

Christmas Lighting
Event Scheduled
The mayor and city commis-
S sioners of the City of Wewahitch-
ka wish to extend to everyone an
invitation to attend the dedication
ceremonies for the new Lake Alice
Park. The dedication and opening
ceremonies are scheduled for
Monday.. december II at 6:00
.i:" ;i; CS thmlTweWI~cly on'-
structed facilities. The "Lighting
of the Park" will take place after
the dedication with over 10,000
lights being displayed and lit
throughout the park.
The Wewahltchka Ministerial
Association will also be partici-
pating In these events as they
lead a community Christmas ser-
vice after the lighting of the park.
Christmas musical selections will
be performed by various church
S Also, on Monday, December
18- .at 6:00 p.m., C.S.T., the park
will be the site of a variety of
Christmas musical programs per-
formed by children. The third
grade classes of Wewahitchka
Elementary School will be pre-
senting a full musical program at
6:00 p.m.. followed by other mu-
sical selections from other, classes
and children.
So, everyone make your plans
, now to attend these events as we
all share the love of the season
together and open up' the new


The Gulf County Sheriffs De-
partment announced in a news
release Monday that Robert
James Wright, 34, of Wewahitch-
ka was arrested and charged with
armed burglary of a structure,
possession of burglary tools and
grand theft Saturday evening.
The arrest came following no-
tification by a burglar alarm com-
pany that an alarm had been
tripped at the residence of Kim
and Jeff Whitfleld on Pine Forest
Lane in Wewahitchka. Edward
and Debbie Baxley were also noti-
fled by the alarm company as key
holders for the Whitfields who
were out of town.
The Baxleys were first on the
scene and noticed that a bedroom
light was on. They lit up both the
front and rear entrances of the
house with their car lights and
waited for Gulf County Sheriffs
Department deputies to arrive.
Deputy Shawn Butler and
Corporal D. W. Forehand arrived
at the scene and entered the
home. While searching the resi-
dence, they found Wright hiding
under a bed in one of the chil-
dren's bedrooms.
Wright remained in the Gulf
County. Jail until Monday morn-
ing when he was conditionally re-
leased, following first appearance,
by Gulf County Judge Bob Moore.

A St. Joe Forest Products Company maintenance crew mark in Port St. Joe over the past several years. St. Joe For-
gathered on the front lawn of the Chato Wednesday to put est Products may be in the throes of being sold but their
up this "Christmas card" greeting which' has become a land- holiday spirit remains.

City Starts Mechanics

to Remove Employees

from State-Run System

Heard First Reading or Ordinance
to Revamp Land Use and Controls
The Port St. Joe City Com- signers has worked for sever
mission held their first public years to try and secure the pro]
hearing on a proposal to opt out erty so it could be used by t
of the Florida Retirement System public, yet maintain its pristix
Tuesday, November 21 at 6:30 beauty and historic value.
prior to their regular meeting. The City Commissioners ar
The State of Florida is giving cit- Chamber Executive Director, T
ies a one time opportunity to mara Laine, signed an agreemei
withdraw from the state-run re- which will turn the homesite c
tirement program, affecting only 'the property over to the Chamb
city employees hired after Janu- to be used as their offices.
ary 1, 1996. Laine told The Star, "TI
Port St. Joe is in step with Chamber plans to spruce up ar
many other cities in Florida as renovate the home yet mainta
they make plans to establish Its original look as much as po
their own retirement system for sible." The' offices will also ser
city employees and police officers. as a welcoming center for visit
Verified information from the to the area, complete with picn
Florida League of Cities has tables and a natural view of
shown that the city can save 50% Joseph Bay.
or more of their current retire- The Chamber will also I
ment costs, while maintaining looking for funding to elevate tl
equal or better retirement bene- structure to protect it from futu
fits to their employees, storm water damage.
A final public hearing will be Land Development Regulation
held at 7:30 p.m. on Decemberod h d te
5th prior to the 'board's regular The Board heard the fir
meeting before ordinances form- reading of Ordinance No. 22
ing the city retirement programs which will adopt the city's ne
for city employees and police offi- Land Development Regulatic
cers can go into effect. Code and repeal and amend se
Chamber To Use Maddox eral' ordinances currently in e
Homesite fect.
It looks as though the Cham- Public hearings were held
ber of Commerce'will be moving September on the new land deve
Their offices to the recently ac- opment regulations which we
quired Shipyard Cove property, necessary to enact for the city
located on St Joseph Bay, just be in compliance with t
north of Frank Pate Jr. Park. county's comprehensive pla
The property, known by most Some regulations on the cit)
city residents as the Maddox books were not in line with sta
homesite, was recently purchased laws and statutes, forcing, the
for the city by Florida Communi- to be repealed or amended whe
ties Trust. The Board of Commis- included in the new city code.





City electrician Roy Holland is helping the city to look
"a lot like Christmas" this week as he provides electric cur-
rent to the Christmas decorations being erected all through
the business district.




Who Pays?

THE MEETINGS TO SECURE public input to the subject of
how we would improve our community and how would we have
it change were interesting, to say the least. People have all sorts
of ideas about how they would see Port St. Joe improve. What
amenities-which we don't presently have-would we have avail-
able for our people. What public services would you like to see
Herb Marlow, who conducted the discussion periods in the
two public meetings at the Centennial Building, opened the dis-
cussions with the question, '"What would you tell a prospective
resident, positive, about your community as an incentive to their
moving here?"
WELL THE ANSWERS covered everything from the water-
front to.the playground-literally!
The main attribute expressed as a need by those present
seemed to be "Something for the kids to do ... recreation." Rec-
reation covered the gamut from a full time recreation director
operating a full recreational program for all ages to a movie thea-
ter for the kids to attend. Everything was suggested from a skat-
ing rink, to a bowling lane, to a youth center, to a place to hang
out. You get the idea.
Sort of a side thought to these suggestions stimulated
thoughts in the mind of this writer; unexpressed but stirred,
nevertheless. We attend two service club meetings a week, regu-
larly. Students are usually in attendance and at one club meet-
ing, the one presiding usually asks the kids to stand and tell
what they do in and out of school, and what they anticipate do-
ing when they go to college. Almost without exception the girls
are working or hope to get a job. The boys? They are all playing
games or sports in the hours when they are not in class, or are
anticipating taking up games. Unusual, but amusing.
ONE SERIOUS NOTE EVERYONE should consider while
changing the face of Port St. Joe or any other community is how
do we pay for these desirable things which we wish to add to our
communities' menu of activities or desirable services.
It's a very real problem; both paying for and maintaining all
these special amenities we would all see added to our town. So,
while we definitely are not throwing cold water on the desire to
improve, we would have folks consider that very real fact before
we get caught up in any project.

Good Decision

WE ADMIRE COLIN POWELL for being man enough to say
"no" to those who would have him run for the Presidency of our
nation. He gave the answer his wife wanted him to give, but she
wasn't pushy enough to demand that he not be a candidate. I
admire him for being man enough to consider his wife and her
well-being, as well as her inclinations.
It's a fine thing for a man to be ambitious, but when he mar-
ried, he became one with his wife and should take her feelings
into consideration in every matter. We don't think she is the
kind of woman who would be selfish and make a decision like
that merely on a whim. Certainly, she wants her husband to
Succeed and advance 1in stature, but he is' man enough not to a
put his own ambitions ahead of his mate's well-being. We ad-
mire that in the man.
CERTAINLY THE PRESIDENCY is a seductive "mistress" to
any man. Who wouldn't want to occupy the most important of-
fice in the entire world? How many men would jump at the out-
side chance of getting the job, no matter what it did to his wife
and family? How many have actually achieved the goal at the ex-
pense of his wife and family? We suspect their numbers are
greater than the number who took those considerations to mind
before seeking the job.
A family's life is changed forever. Think of Abraham Lincoln,
Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, John Ken-
nedy, Ronald Reagan arid what being President did to their fami-
ly lives; themselves first, their wife, their children-during their
term in office and after it was over.
POWELL HAS BEEN courted to run, representing a particu-
lar political party, not because the party thought he would make
a fine president [which he probably would] but because they
were sure he could capture the White House for their party. The
leaders of both parties were straining, mightily, to lure the man
to seek election under their banner just so they could be the
party in power.
But Powell didn't bite the tempting bait. He thought of things
he should consider ahead of all else. We admire him for that,

k Hunker Down with Kes

by Kesley Colbert.

Buddy Wasn't Kissing Pat Stone

I '

I grew up with a bunch of
girls who could organize any-
thing. Diana Morris, Anne Alex-
ander, LaRenda Bradfleld, Pam
Collins,,Suzie Cozart, Betsy Din-:
widdie-they could put "some-
thing together" in a New York sec-
ond that would have all the
components in the right order at
the proper place within the re-,

quired or specified time frame. I
think the reason they were such
good organizers was mostly be-
cause they worked at It all the
time .....
Used to drive us nuts!
I figure most of ya'll are too
young to remember when the
nurses would come out to the
school and give you "your shots".
They were mean-had these big,
humongous syringes with
three and a half inch square nee-
dles--and they'd back up and get
a running start and jab that thing
into your shoulder. And that
would just be your whooping

cough shot! They'd give you a sec-
ond to recover then you'd get the
diphtheria shot in the other
shoulder. Then, the shot for, the
German measles. Then, one for
the mumps. Polio. And, of course,
your small pox booster... ..
Boy, howdy, I didn't have a
clue the opening few days of my
first grade year. Not to worry! The
aforementioned planners were all
ready at work. I think it was Su-
zie who decided Teddy Woodard
should go first. He had failed the
first grade the two previous years,
"He knows what it's all about,
we'll let him lead."

Pam and LaRenda came up
with a plan that put a girl in line
followed by a boy, then another
girl, then a boy and so on. We, for
reasons that escape me even to
this day, without a word of
protest, immediately "fell into
line" as directed. Pam was moving
among us justifying the plan, "In
case one of the girls faints, we'll
have a boy right behind that can
Folks, I had Betsy ,Tank"
Dinwiddle directly in front of mel;
I couldn't 'a caught her even if I
had been able to lift my arms.
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


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WeAll Must Turn Our Attenon To PreparatiFor Christmas
We 11 flo .ull y/ iiiui jmua i Lu ^l /iim

That's about all I can say
here the day after Thanksgiving.
How do you ENJOY a good, tradi-
tional Thanksgiving meal without
breaking the regimen of a diet?. .
.any diet?
The answer is that you don't!
I didn't even try to stick to any
particular diet, but I'll admit to
staying away from processed or
canned food and their sinful
amounts of sodium. That wasn't
too hard to do.
But now, the matter of stay-
ing away from quantity wasn't
even in the game. I ate and I ate
and I ate some more just soon as
I could. The only trouble I ran
across was that I am not able to
eat as much-quantity-wise--as I
once did with regularity. I assure
you, however, I enjoyed every
morsel just as much as I ever did.
Thanksgiving was a very good
holiday, from every aspect. I am
anticipating Christmas and its
delicious meal already.

holiday meals are all taken seri-
ously. Sometimes it gets ticklish,
with more than one of our chil-
dren coming up with an invitation
to partake of the holiday feast at
their table. I have to juggle these
invitations, sometimes, to get
them all in and not leave anybody
There was a time when I
thought the sun wouldn't come
up on Thanksgiving day unless I
was in the woods at the crack of
daybreak to do a little serious
hunting. I never stayed past
noon, however and we had our

Thanksgiving meal at supper
time. You .know when supper
time comes, don't you? "Dinner"
Is at the noon hour and "supper"
Is the evening meal. It has always
been so at our house none of
that "lunch" and "dinner" busi-
ness for us.

of back to back Christmas parties
with their attendant platters of
goodies. All of them are sinfully
fattening and just as tempting
and inviting.
I'm already "booked" solid for
the Christmas season, but I'll'try
and work you in if I get an invita-

Stion to yours, too. I'm resilient
That way.
S Thanksgiving was just a
warm up for the round of dinner
Parties which are to come during
Sthe Christmas season. I feel as if I
i am in shape to take the yule time
on and maybe do it justice.

mas season comes the chore
[Frenchie calls it "opportunity"] of
decorating up the old house for
Christmas. She really gets in the
mood of things with her decorat-
ing. Leaves, pine cones, straw; all
that stuff one rakes up and toss-
es in.the trash all year long sud-
denly becomes valuable Christ-
mas decorations. I can't even pull
a satsuma off my tree if it is in a
bunch with several others. "Save
that for decorating," she warns
All the outside bushes get a
trimming about this same time
every year, so Frenchie can get
:greenery for Christmas decora-

tions. We usually go to the Pigeon
Forge area around Thanksgiving,
because they have so many
Christmas Houses in that area
and we don't have enough Christ-
mas decorations accumulated af-
ter 49 years of marriage yet.
The only time I can get in one
of the upstairs bedrooms is at
Christmas time. All year long it is
filled with Christmas decorations,
stored away. During December
they are brought downstairs and
hung, set, in every imaginable
place to make the place look like
there is a holiday going on. I can
get in the upstairs bedroom then.

IT'S MY JOB AT Christmas
time to put up lights and green-
ery'in the form of an archway at
the front door. I usually get it up
after working at it all day long
then comes the critique!
'Why, didn't you use more
lights on this side" [that side, top,
near the bottom-take your pick]
or "Why didn't you use a little

more greenery" [again, on the,
top, left side, right side, near the
floor, etc.,-].
Two years ago, Frenchie was
taken with some ladders she saw
in a "Christmas store" and she
put in to get me to make several
of the gadgets for.our Christmas
tree. "Make one or two for Austin,
too, I know he'll want one for his
tree, too."
I figured I could make them,
easy enough. It would at least
beat buying some more decora-
tions to store in the upstairs bed-
room. So I set about rounding up
the materials I would need for the
To make a long story, and a
somewhat lengthy project, short,
I set to work and built those
Christmas tree ladders which
Frenchie just had to have. They
are.still out in my shop.
I saw them Thanksgiving day
as I was beginning the angel-
shaped napkin holders she "just
has to have" this yehr.

St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
Dec. 1 7:19 a.m. L 0.4 7:33 p.m. H 1.0
. Dec. 2 5:41 a.m. L 0.1 7:46 p.m. H 1.2
Dec. 3 6:01 a.m. L 0.0 8:12 p.m. H 1.3
Dec. 4 6:33 a.m. L -0.2 8:42 p.m. H 1.4
Dec. 5 7:08 a.m. L -0.3 9:15 p.m.H 1.5
Dec. 6 7:44 a.m. L -0.3 9:48 p.m. H 1.5
Dec. 7 8:20 a.m. L -0.3 10:22 p.m. H 1.5

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New Site

This old home, formerly
known as "The Maddox
property" has been formal-
ly declared the new Port
St. Joe/Gulf County Cham-
ber of Commerce Offices,
following the signing of an
agreement last Tuesday by
the City Commission and
the Chamber.
The home will be kept
in its original state as near-
ly as possible while being
prepared to house the
Chamber offices and wel-
come center. Funding will
be pursued to elevate the
building to keep it safe
from storm tides.

(From Page 2)
When I came to, I was on one 0t
those little cots over in the corer
of the boiler room.
"Kes, I'd never seen Yogi
looking so pale, "I found out why
nurses always wear those white
tennis shoes."
I tried to appear interested.
When we were In the third
grade the girls "arranged- the
reading classes. Miss Belle put
you in the Blue Birds. Red Birds
or Yellow Birds. LaRenda. Anne,
Diana and company took it from
there. They had the best readers
in each group set up close to Miss
Belle so she'd call on them first. If
you wore a green shirt, they
wouldn't put you next to a purple
dress. They had rules When Miss
Belle got so frustrated she kicked
Buddy Wiggleton plumb out of
reading, the girls quickly came up
with the Brown Bird reading
class. It wouldn't be organized to
have one guy hanging .....
By the eighth grade they had
this thing in high gear. I remem-
ber once we played spin-the-
bottle at a party out at Susie
Branon's house. Somehow those
girls '"fxed" a 7-Up bottle so it
landed on the "person it was sup-
Sposed to" no matter which one of
us spun it. If It was Yogi's turn,
the neck pointed toward Nola
Purcell-every time! Ricky would
spin and It'd stop on Vicki Fields.
Larry Wayne would "get" Gray-
lene Lemonds. It was uncanny
how they did that! "Course. Bud-
dy busted, up the whole evening.
his pre-arranged girl was Pat
Stone. he threw up right In the
middle of the circle-he said lat-
er. drastic times call for drastic
Every dance we had in high
school ended with Percy Faith's
Theme From A Summer Place. I
reckon Nola wanted to end close
to Yogi. Vicki next to Rick. and so
on. Their "picture perfect" ending

to a "picture perfect" evening was
a slow dance with Troy Dona-
hue--or someone like him. We
guys, as always, went right along.
Well, we went along all but once.
Buddy somehow managed to get
control of the record machine. As
the "last dance" announcement
was made the girls put on their
starry-eyed look, pulled their
dates close, rested head on shoul-
der and near 'bout leaped out of'
the gym wnen the Cadets cut
down on Stranded In TheJunglel
You can imagine our gradua-
tion. Those girls didn't just have
it organized-it was choreo-
graphed! Of course, they let me
walk with Charlotte Melton so I
figured it was about the best
planning they'd ever done ....
I didn't make it back for our
ten year reunion. I did for our
twentieth and it was a blast.
What a special weekend, and
year, it was organized to a "T".
Our thirty year reunion
should have been this past sum-
mer. No one called. I was a little
mystified. With Diana And Suzle
and Pam and LaRenda organizing
this thing it ought to be a snap. I
heard it was going to be July
4th-then it was moved to the
first week of October. Fall came
and went and still no reunion. I
didn't understand We've got peo-
ple in this class who can pre-plan
a spin-the-bottle game. Who is in
charge here-and what has de-
railed the plans .....
I spent Thanksgiving with my
Mother. I ran. Into Buddy Wiggle-
ton at the ball field, "Bud, what's
happened to our reunion. I
thought we were going to have it
months ago."
WVe're shooting for sometime
in December. I've got a list to call.
I told Diana I'd show them how to
put on a real reunion. I was going
to get Hollis Mayo to write some
letters .......
I'll never see the old gang


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SHOURS: Tus Thurs: 12- 8
:, Fri- Sat: 12 9
Closed Sunday and Monday

Routine Traffic Check Nabs

Man with Narcotics On Person

Brantley West Galloway, 19,
of 250 Fourth Street in Apalachi-
cola, was arrested last Wednes
day, November 23 after being
stopped by Gulf County Deputy
Did You Know...
.Debt collectors-anyone in
the business of collecting money
owed to others-may not harass
people to collect a debt. They may
not contact a debtor at inconven-
lent times, such as before 8 a.m.
or after 9 p.m.
Debt collectors are also pro-
hibited from threatening to harm
people, property or someone's
reputation: publishing lists of
debtors or advertising someone's
debt; using obscene language; or
repeatedly calling people to annoy
them. They also may not contact
a debtor's employer if they have
reason to know the employer dis-

Paul Beasley for a routine traffic
Galloway was found to be
driving with a suspended driver's
license and was 'arrested and
charged for driving with a sus-
pended or revoked license.
Gulf County deputies found a
quantity of cocaine in Galloway's
possession while conducting a
search of his body. They also lo-
cated a small amount of marijua-
na in his vehicle.
They consequently added
possession of cocaine and posses-
sion of less than 20 grams of
marijuana to Galloway's charges.
A 1990 Pontiac Grand Am
was also seized by the Gulf
County Sheriffs office.
Galloway was released on his
own recognizance, following first
appearance, by Gulf County
Judge Bob Moore.

Letters .

ito the -


Dear Editor.
I wrote to you last year as a
converted basketball fan, but not
this year, The month of November
brings many things, Veteran's
Day, hunting season, Thanksgiv-
ing Day and 'the opening of bas-
ketball season. Last year, my
daughter (the video tech) forced
me to attend 3 basketball games,
by the fourth game I knew all the
coaches, players and parents. I
even know most of the rules and
thanks to Mr. Frank I quickly
learned what a trap was. But was
last year. .
I was asked this summer by a
man from Tampa Catholic, "Hey,
will St. Joe have a team next
year?" The question was again
asked of me last week by a friend,
"What about St. Joe, will they
have a team?" Let me set some
minds to rest. YES, St. Joe will
have a great basketball team this
year. Robert, John, Damlon, Ma-
rio and Damon will all be missed.
Coming back this year will be
Baxter, Quinn, Adkison, Jenkins,
Larry, Williams and Crosby, their
best games are still ahead of
Then you have the new faces
of Ward, Likely, Jones, Bolden,
Daniels and another Baxter. Who
knows what these guys will do !
YES, St. Joe will have a basket-
ball team. Their coaches will
coach from experience and with
heart. They love this game and it
The dome has had a face lift,
with two new scoreboards added,
and the gym floor has been fresh-,
ly painted, awaiting the arrival of
the new Tiger Shark team. Tick-
ets are still are rock bottom pric-
es, the concession stand is ready.
There are echos of "ut oh" still
lingering inside the dome. Will St.

Joe have a basketball team this
year? You Bet I I encourage you
to come out with me and see. Ill
be the one that waves the towel.
Good luck guys I
A Basketball Fan ...
/s/Traci Gaddls


Police Department

Made Two Arrests

During H
The Port St. Joe Police
Department made two arrests in
three separate incidents that took
place during the Thanksgiving
holiday weekend.
SJames Vincent Fennell, 255
Avenue A, was arrested and
charged with aggravated assault
'with a deadly weapon after an

Plans Finalized For
Wewa's Festivities
The Wewahitchka Chamber
of Commerce have finalized the
plans for their 1995 Christmas
celebration and parade. This
year's celebration is scheduled for
Saturday, December 16, begin-
ning at 10:00:a.m., as Santa ar-
rives at the old courthouse.
Various other activities are
planned throughout the day in-
cluding trimming the tree. visiting
with Santa, Christmas concerts,
cake walk, pony rides, etc.
Lunches will be sold by various
church and civic groups.
The following is a list of the
day's scheduled activities: 10:00
Santa Arrives; 10:00-12:00 Trim
the Tree; 10:00-12:00 Visit with
Santa; 3:45 Parade Line-Up; 5:00
Parade; Lighting of Town Tree
Following Parade.

altercation with William A.
Bolden, at 157 Avenue A on
November 22, at approximately
7:30 p.m.
Police reports indicate that
Bolden had invited Fennell into
his residence but asked him to
leave when he allegedly began
creating a disturbance. Bolden
accompanied Fennell outside
where Fennell allegedly attacked
Bolden with a bottle. The bottle
broke during the beating, result-
ing in a deep. laceration on
Bolden's face.
Raymond N. Moxley, 512
Martin Luther King Drive, was
arrested and charged with aggra-
vated battery and burglary. Port
St. Joe Police Chief Bucky Richter
said Moxley broke into the resi-
dence of Rita Dionne Fields. locat-
ed on 110 Liberty Street, and
assaulted here. The incident took
place around 5:30 a.m. November
ON Friday. November 24, at
about 2:05 p.m. four tires were
stolen from the Tire Center of the
Western Auto Store. Richter said
the incident Is still under investi-
gation and urges anyone with
information concerning the inci-
dent to contact the Port St. Joe
Police Department. Information
received will be held in confidence
by the department, he added.

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Taylor Jay Husband
Taylor Is Two!
Taylor Jay-Husband turned
two years old on November 24.
He celebrated his second birthday
with a "Batman" party at his
home on November 22.
Helping Taylor celebrate his
special day were lots of friends,
his parents, his big sister, Laura
Jade, his grandparents, and
aunts and uncles.
"Taylor is the son of Bruce
and Carolyn Husband, and the
grandson of Bobbie Husband and
the late Thomas Joyce Husband;
of Wewahitchka, and Claude and
Bertie McGill of Kinard.

Wewa Woman's
Club Luncheon
Twenty-two senior citizens at-
tended a thanksgiving luncheon
held on November 14 at their fa-
cility in Wewahitchka and hosted
by the Wewahitchka Woman's
Club members prepared and
served a variety of salads, chees-
es, sandwiches and desserts.
Bunny Mahler was on hand to
serve Madge' Semines' favorite
punch. Other club members join-
-ing the seniors for this.most. en-"
Joyable eient were Rosenia Kil-
bourn, Marti Larlkn, Ruth Hall,
"E. J." Keller, Dorothy Griffin, Ha-
zel Quick, Betty Holloway and
Dottle Taylor.
Everyone enjoyed a day of
Sgood- fellowship;, delicious food
and a presentation by Alice Gun-
ter on her visit to Israel. This was
a first for the club, but members
agree it .von't be the last!

Garden Club to
Honor Presidents
Members of the Port St. Joe
Garden Club will be hosting a tea
this Sunday afternoon to honor
their past presidents. The Club
was organized ir- 1949..
The tea will: be held in the
Garden Center located on Eighth
Street, from two until six p.m.

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Games Small Appliances ,
Shavers Scents Candy
SShlop Our '
Colorful Christmas Catalog I

Two Pharmacists and Two Pharmacy
Technicians to serve yov promptly.
Saveway Center. Phone 27-12241
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Thank You
Annette and James Brownell
would like to thank you for all
your thoughtful prayers, cards,
flowers and phone calls during
her stay in the hospitals both at
Bay and Shands. We ask that you
please keep her in your prayers

as she goes through her radiation
treatments at Shands Cancer
Treatment Center in Gainesville,
You may write to Annette at'Winn
Dixie Hope Lodge, Room 14, 2121
S. W. 16th Street, Gainesville, FL
Again, thank you.
Annette, James & Lacey Brownell

Large Blooming Camellias that will last a lifetime.
Plus: Citrus, Satsuma Orange, Sweet & Tart Kumquat
that will take the cold down to the 20's, Many other plant selections.
MAC'S NURSERY, Wewa Kinard
t4 fR 639-5176 4tc ,,,1/95


Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dale Redmond


Exchange Vows

April Lynne Fadio and Chris-
topher Dale Redmond were joined
in marriage September 23 at the
First Baptist Church of Panama
City. Dr. N. B. Langford per-
formed the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John G. Fadio, Sr.
of Port St Joe. She is the grand- *

Clinton Ames Lanier, Jr.
Announce Birth
Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Ames: '
,Lanier would like to announce
the birth of their son, Clinton
Ames Lanier, Jr., who was born
October 26 at Gulf Coast Com-
munity Hospital.
Clinton's grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lanier of White
City, the late Voncille Fowler, and
the late Milton Mathis of East-:

SChristmas Bazaar '
.' The Wewahitchka Woman's
Club will hold its annual Christ-,
mas Bazaar on Saturday, Decem--
ber 2nd from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00
p.m., C.S.T., at St. John's Episco-
a' l Church on Highway 71.
S This holiday event will feature
crafts, a flea market, drawings
and much more. The ladies will
be selling chili, hot dogs and soft
drinks. Raffle tickets can be pur-
chased from any club member,
and they will be available at the
Proceeds from the bazaar will
be used to support community
and Florida Federation of Wom-
en's Clubs Projects.

Shell Shack
Hwy. 98 \Mexico Beach
10 gallon Aquarium
w/hater, air pump, tFermometer,
gravel, filter and hose
*26.95 plustax
Single 10 Gallon
s10.95 plustax
Call 648-8256
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daughter of Annie Todd of Port
St. Joe and Anna Fadio of Miami.
The groom is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Lewis D. Redmond of Pana-
ma city. He is the grandson of
Alonzo Redmond of Bloomington,
Lisa Clinton, sister of the
bride, was the matron of honor.
Cheryl Peak and Teresa Taylor
served as bridesmaids.
Marty Perett was the best
man, Brian Barnes and Chris
Henson served as groomsmen.
Following their wedding trip to
Walt Disney World, the couple re-
sides in Panama City. The bride
is employed by St. Joe Papermak-
ers Federal Credit Union. The
groom Is employed by Liberty Na-
tional Life Insurance Company..

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December 9 and 10

First Union/Frank Pate Park

2 Full Days of Activities
Rides *Entertainment
Games Art Activities
Food Pictures with Santa
at Frank Pate Park
8:00- 8:30 Registration 8:30 Fun Run (1 Mile)
9:00 5K Run 10:00 Awards for Run

Arts and Crafts Festival 10-5 Saturday

and 12:00 4:00 Sunday

Over 30 arts and crafts dealers plus food booths
A Great Time to Purchase Unique Christmas Gifts

Christmas Music featuring "Kyle and George"
and other groups performing songs and handbells

Saturday at 5:00 Christmas Parade
followed by a Candlelit Ceremony
at the Annual Lighting of the City's
Christmas Tree




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Fighting Heart Disease
and Stroke

Help YowHeartRecipes
This recipe is intended to be part of an overall healthful
eating plan. Totalfat intake should be less than 30 percent of your total
calories for a day not for each food or recipe.

Roast Stuffed Cornish Hen

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LocalMI-od elPlaccs

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Kerry Heaps, of the Marsha.
Doll Agency, attended the 1995
Models of the South Convention
at Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Kerry competed in the Petite
Model Category. Kerry placed first
for being the most photogenic,
and for her TV commercial. She
placed second for runway model-
SKerry would like to thank jthe

V.F.W. Schediues
Upcoming Events
John C. Galnous V.F.W. and
Ladies 'Auxiliary Post #10069
wish to announce a schedule of
their upcoming events.
First, the Veterans Day Com-
munity-, Celebration, Initially
planned fbcr Nov-ember, 1.1, will be
S held this Saturday, De(ember 2
from noon until 5:00 p.m., E.S.T.,
at the Post All of the events will
1b held as originally scheduled.
These will include games for chil-
dren ages two to 12 and valuable
door prize give-aways every ten
minutes. The public Is cordially
Invited to attend.
VFW and Auxiliary members
are also making plans to partici-.,
pate In the Port St. Joe Christmas
parade and decorate the post
home afterward.
Also, Christmas baskets will
be prepared and delivered by
members on December 23.

Birth Announcement
iStephen Bateman is proud to
announce the arrival of his sister
Kallie Louise. She was born on
November 11 at Gulf Coast Com-
munity Hospital, and weighed 5'
Ibs. 4 ozs. and was 18 inches
Kallie is the daughter of Kim
Bateman. Her grandparents are
Diane Frye, Jack and Elizabeth
Terry, Oscar Bateman, Betty Ter-
ry and Papa George.

following local businesses and in-
dividuals for their support: Chef
Eddie's Magnolia Grill, J. Pat-
rick's Restaurant, Billy Carr
Chevrolet, Costin Insurance
Agency, Bill Wood, Showtime Vid-
eo, Cooper's Cut & Style, Preble-
Rish, Inc., Campbell's Drug Store.
Ard's Florist, SL Joe Furniture.
The Petal Shoppe, Southern Elec-
tric Supply, Karl Bowen, and Jea-
nie's Let's Knit Yar Shop.

Wishful Stars
Still iHanging
Local HRS representatives re-
port that there are still some
stars remaining. on the ".Wish
Upon A Star" trees located at
.George Duren's Piggly Wiggly In
Port SL -Joe and the Jr. Food
artl n Wewahittk .. .
If you would like to help an
underprivileged child or senior
citizen, please choose a name
from the tree, purchase a gift
S.from the gift choices listed and
return the gift to the HRS office
by Friday, December 15. They
urge everyone to become Involved
In this community project.

Gulf Coast Offering
Enrollment Seminars
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege will offer free "How to Enroll"
seminars for those who have been
thinking about going to college
and need Information on how to
:get started.
A seminar will be held at Gulf
Coast Community College on
Thursday, NovemberS30, from 9
to 11 a.m. in the Student Union
SEast, Room 243. The seminar will
be repeated at Tyndall Air Force
Base from 7 to 9 p.m. In Room 36
of the Education Center.
S Pre-registration is not re-
qtired. For more information, call
SDawyn Dumas at Gulf Coast
Community College

% cups uncooked long grain and .' 6 Cornish hens (about 14
wild rice combination or 1 pack- ounces each)
age wild rice mix, uncooked % cup acceptable margarine*, melted
2 tablespoons acceptable marganne" % cup water
i medium onion, chopped '/ cup brandy
1 teaspoon sage, thyme, savory. 1 cup orange sections
or tarragon
SPreheat oven to 3500F.
'To make stuffing, cook rice until it is still slightly firm. Set aside.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons margarine.
Add chopped onion and saut6 until browned. Add rice and sage or other
herb; toss gently. Remove from heat and set aside .
Clean, rinse and dry hens. Stuff lightly with rice mixture. Skewer or sew
cavities closed. Brush hens with % cup melted margarine and place
breast-side up on a rack in a shallow pan.
Roast uncovered about 1 hour, basting, occasionally with melted mar-
garine. Remove hens from pan. Remove rice stuffing and place it in a
serving bowl. Cut hens in half and place on warm serving platter.
Place roasting pan, with juices, on top of stove over medium-high heat.
Add W cup water to drippings, stirring to dislodge browned particles from
pan. Add brandy and orange sections. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Serve with hens.
',. Select marganne wih liquid oil as the first ingredient and no more than 2 gn of satu-
rated tal per tablespoon.

336 kcal Calories 73 mg Cholesterol 4 gm Saturated Fat
28 gm Protein 181 mg Sodium 4 gm Polyunsaturated Fat
19 gm Carbohydrate 15 gm. Total Fat 6 gm Monounsaturated Fat
This Help Your Heart Recipe is from the American Heart Association
Cookbook, Fifth Edition, American Heart,Association. Published by Times
Books, a Division of Random House, Inc. 1973, 1975, 1979, 1984, 1991.

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for Pregnant Women, Breastfeeding Women,
New Moms, Infants and Children to Age 5.
Income Guidelines: Family of 4: $539 per week, or
recipients of Medicaid, or families eligible for free or
reduced meals at school, or recipients of food stamps,
or recipients ofAFDC.
WIC provides Nutrition Education, Referrals
for Health Care, Nutritious Foods such as
juice, milk, cereal, cheese, eggs, dried beans
or peanut butter, formula for infants.
Call for an appointment

Wednesday- Friday
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Poison Center Suggests Ways To Make Your Holidays Safe

Festive holiday parties, beau-
tiful decorations and busy house-
holds announce the arrival of this
holiday season. In the midst of
this activity, the Florida Poison
Information Center in Jackson--
ville reminds parents to think
"safety first" to avoid accidental,
poisonings in and around the
home. "Unique poisoning hazards
appear during the holiday sea-
son, often resulting in accidental
poisoning exposures. Families
should recognize the pretty col-
ored decorations and alcohol-
containing products that are easi-
ly in arm's reach, such as co-
lognes and liquors, are attrac-
tions for small children. Simple
precautions can be taken to make
it a safe holiday season for every-
one," says Dr. Jay L. Schauben,
FPI director.
Common holiday poisoning
hazards are listed below. Anyone
who suspects a poisoning expo-
sure would immediately call the
Poison Center at 1-800-282-
3171 statewide.
Decorations: "Bubble Lights"
containing methylene chloride
can be poisonous if a child drinks
the fluid from even one light (even
if it is labeled non-toxic). Show
sprays also may be harmful if the
aerosol propellants are used im-
properly. Use snow spray in a
well ventilated room and take ex-
tra caution to avoid spraying in
eyes. Parental supervision is a
good idea if small children are us-
ing this product,
,Many decorations, while not:
considered poisonous, are still a
threat to your child's safety:
Christmas tree needles, for exam-
ple, may cause painful cuts in the
mouth and throat if swallowed-
angel hair (made from finely spun
glass) and ornament hangers may
cause cuts or irritation; Christ-
mas tree ornaments, icicles and
tinsel may block the airway or
cause choking.
Nicely decorated antique or-
naments are pretty, but place
these tips up: high, away from
children, as some of the older or-
naments may contain lead in the
Plants: Mistletoe, Poinsettia,
Christmas Berry, Christmas,
Rose, Holly, Bayberry and Jeru-
salem Cherry are all commonly
used for decorations during the
holidays. Like many plants. ALL
of these are considered potential-
\ly problematic and should be
kept out of the reach of children.
Symptoms for plant poisoning
can rangeJ from. rashes, nausea,
vomlting'and diarrhea I, t" rirta-"
tion of the mouth and throat, and
airway obstruction.
Food Poisoning: Holiday cel-
ebrations always include food,
and food poisoning can be poten-
tal threat during functions. Food
poisoning Is caused by eating

food contaminated with one or
several bacteria. It is most often
associated with meat, fish or
diary products that have been al-
lowed to thaw improperly or have
been stored improperly, that have
come' in contact with dirty work
utensils or work areas, or with
unwashed hands. Symptoms,
which are usually limited to vom-
iting and/or diarrhea, generally
occur within six to eight hours
but'may be delayed. If you think
you have food poisoning, call the
poison center. Treatment usually
consists of drinking plenty of
fluids, with symptoms usually re-
solving within 12 to 24 hours.
Contact the poison center or your
doctor should symptoms persist.
Alcohol: Alcohol poisoning is
a common risk for children dur-
ing the holiday season. During
parties where alcohol Is served,
parents must take care to remove
ALL empty and partially empty
cups as soon as possible. Make
sure that alcohol is stored in a
locked cabinet out of reach and
sight of children. Since children
imitate adults,, they may drink
the beverages they see adults
drinking. Due to their smaller
size, children become "drunk"
:much more quickly than adults.,
but more importantly, their blood
sugar can decline to a very dan-
gerous level. ,Even very small'
amounts of alcohol can be dan-
gerous to children.
Symptoms will resemble
"Drunkenness" and may include
difficulty breathing, extreme
drowsiness, difficulty walking,
nausea and vomiting. Seizures
may occur in some cases. Results
of alcohol poisoning may be life-
threatening to small children.
Other potential sources of al-
cohol poisoning include mouth-
wash, cologne, perfume, after-
shave lotion, rubbing alcohol and
cough/cold medications. Co-
lognes, perfumes, and lotions are
often great gift-givig, Ideas. Be
sure to place them out of the
reach of children after opening.
Carbon Monoxide: 'A color-
less, odorless gas, carbon monox-
ide may be produced by vehicle
exhaust leaks, improperly work-.
ing furnaces, gas-fueled hot water
heaters or wood stoves, or by
burning charcoal indoors. It also
can be produced by attempting to
heat a home with a gas stove or
oven. This gas can produce symp-
toms which resemble the flu, in-
cluding headache, nausea, sleepi-
ness and vomiting.
Seek help Immedately if your
carbrif nioin6lde ddtectfr s6dns-
off. These detectors are usually
accurate, so have your home and
family checked right away for any
poisoning exposure.
Other Holiday Poisoning
Hazards: Artificial tree scents,
tree preservatives, window "snow"

spray, often contain alcohol and
irritants and can be dangerous if
swallowed or sprayed In the eyes.
Gift wrap, fireplace colors, hobby
glues, batteries/button batteries
can block airways if swallowed.
While very decorative, snow
globes contain water that may be
contaminated with bacteria and
fungi; be extremely careful that
children do not drink the con-
tents should one crack or break.
In addition, the poison center
reminds adults to keep a careful
eye on family pets. With many
holiday festivities, pets can easily
chew on decorations and plants.
If you should give your pet lefto-
ver food, be sure not to leave it in
the food dish for any length of
The Florida Poison Informa-
tion Center at Jacksonville is ac-
credited by the American Associa-
tion of Poison Control Centers as
a certified regional poison center.
FPIC provides poisoning assess-
ment and treatment advice
through a statewide, toll-free
number. Open 24-hours a day,
seven days a week, calls are an-
swered by specially trained nurs-
es, pharmacists and on-call
board certified toxicologists. Call
the poison center Immediately

Express Thanks
The Department of HRS
would like to express thanks to
the following people for donations
of food for Thanksgiving baskets
for families In need: Port St. Joe
High School P.O.P.S. Club, Port
St. Joe Elementaiy School, High-
land View Eleimentary School,
Port St Joe High School, George
Duren, St. Joe Paper Company
Union, First United Methodist
Church, St. James Episcopal
Church, New ,Bethel A.M.E.
Church, and Long Avenue Baptist

Say You Saw
ItIn The Star

should you suspect a poisoning.
The Florida Poison Informa-
tion Center is a cooperative effort

between the University of Florida
College' of Pharmacy, University
Medical Center, The University of
Florida Health Science Center

and the State of Florida, Depart-
ment of Health and Rehabilitative
Services, Children's Medical Ser-.
vices. i

SP~rt St. Joe

Merchants Association
invites you to participate in the



SParade ,

Dec. 9, 1995

Hel make this the

biggest community

event ever! ust fill

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and send to .

Tonya Nixon
Parade Coordinator
P. O. Box 398,
Port St. Joe, IFL 32456
(904) 229-8226

Name of Organization

Address: 'Phone

'B Contact Person(s)

Type of Entry

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"Ihe First Annual Gulf County

Parade of Home Lights

Let's light up all ofGulf County and "Share in th oyof

Christmas". Just fill out the entry form and mail to: Parade of
Home Lights, P. O. Box 964, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or call

Carolyn Husband, 639-2222 for more information.

Nami e,

Physical Address of Home

Directions to Home
Entry Fee $10.00 Payable, to Wewahitchka Chamber of Commerce.
A Directory will be published containing all entries, names, and locations of homes.
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Thinking about buying or
adopting a 'new furry friend for
your children this Christmas?
You might want to do some re-
search to avoid making a rash de-
Wanted: A Home
For Christmas
There are currently eight ani-
xmals; cats and dogs, impounded.
by the Port St Joe Animal Con-
trol Agency. Each of these' has
been housed for the required time
span and are therefore scheduled
to be terminated on Monday, De-
cember 4, If not reclaimed or
The group includes two small
gra cats, two small brown dogs,
an four .other medium-sized
dogs. They were all picked up
within the limits of the City: of
Port St. Joe since November 13.
If think one of these animals
may belong to you or if you have
any interest in a pet adoption,
please contact the agency imme-
diately to pursue these possibili-
ties as time is quickly running
out for them. The agency's officer
can be reached by calling the Port
St Joe Police Department from
8:00 until 5:00 p.m. weekdays.
S Those reclaiming or adopting
a dog or cat are only required to
pay a $5.00 adoption fee, $7.00
rabies vaccination fee and agree,
to provide sterilization of the ani-
mal by a licensed veterinarian
within 30 days. Sterilization is.
available through the agency if.

Marine Maj. Wright
Receives Promotion
Marine Major George T.
Wright, a 1980 graduate of Port
St. Joe HigliScHool, recently was
promoted to hLs present rank
while serving with Marine Hell- ,
copter Squadron One at Marine
Corps Base In Quantico, Virginia
Sailors and Marines like
Wright are promoted based on Job
performance and proficiency iin
military requirements among oth-i
er things.
He Joined the Marine Corps
in May 1985. Wright is a 1984
graduate of the University of West
Florlda'in Pensacola, with a BS:
degree. Major Wright is a 1982
graduate of Gulf Coast Communi-
ty College in Panama City.

"Many parents, caught up in
the holiday spirit, buy a pet with-
out considering whether or not
their family is ready for one," says
Dr. Dan Carey, a veterinarian
with The lams Company. "Truth
is, a new puppy or kitten is like a
baby; they require a tremendous
amount of attention, time and
money, but the rewards of having
one are immeasurable."
Is your family ready for a pet?
Here are some things worth con-
oDo you have time, time
and more time? All new pets
command a lot of attention, but
this is especially true 'of puppies.
Until a puppy is housebroken
and comfortable with his sur-
roundings, he will need constant
supervision. A comfortable crate
is effective while everyone is at
work or school (providing that
someone is on hand to walk and
feed the dog at certain times dur-
ing the day). Remember, puppies
thrive on human companionship
and will not hesitate to let you
know this, at any time of the day
or night.
It will be your job, not your
children's, to properly house-
break your pet. This takes time
and an abundance of patience.
Good training from the start
means less headaches for you,
fewer messes on your carpet and
a happier Fido or Fluffy.
*Veterinarian visits are vi-
tal to your pet's good health. It
is important to remember that
pets need yearly veterinary
check-ups, even if nothing Is
wrong. Preventative medicine is
easier-and often less expen-
sive-than curing an illness or
correcting a problem. At the year-
ly check-up, make sure your pet
receives its proper vaccinations.
Also, unless you plan to
breed your dog or cat profession-
ally, spaying or neutering is es-
sential. Along with helping to alle-
viate the growing number of
unwanted pets in this country,
spaying can prevent some forms
of cancer in pets. The operation is
safe; your veterinarian can advise
you of the proper age for your pet
to be spayed or neutered.'
*The right match. Here's the
situation .. you live in an apart-
ment in the city. Your kids have
been begging Santa to stuff their
stocking with a Siberian Husky
this Christmas. Against your bet-
ter Judgment you get them the

Husky pup. Really, a puppy so lit-
tle and cute can't get that big.
Many people purchase pup-
pies based on pressure from their
kids or on the puppy's appear-
ance. They do not take into ac-
count how big that puppy will
get, that the breed may not adapt
to young children, or is high-
spirited and needs room to run. It.
is best to research the breed be-
fore you purchase the puppy to
save yourself the heartache of
owning an animal that's not a
good match for your family's life-
*Some (pet) food for
thought. You spend plenty of
time picking 'out the best foods
for your family, and chances are
you'll do the same for your pet.
Here are some tips: Growing and
active pets need ,a high-protein,
high-fat diet; what's good for you
is not necessarily good for your
pet. Read pet food labels carefully
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Sara C. Ellis
Mrs. Newton DeWitt Ellis
(Sara .Crockett) died at home in
Port St. Joe on Monday, Novem-
ber 27. She was the daughter of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Herbert
Pierce Crockett of Murfreesboro,
Tennessee. Mrs. Ellis was preced-
ed in death by her husband, New-
ton D. Ellis who died in 1960.
She was a graduate of Tennessee
College for Women where she re-
ceived her bachelors degree and a
diploma in Music Performance.
She taught in the Nashville City
School, and also in Panama City.
Mrs. Ellis is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Caroline Norton
of Port St. Joe and Mrs. Anne
Fitzpatrick of Lake Forest, Cali-
fornia. Her survivors also include
flye grandchildren, Major William
E. Norton of Alexandria, Virginia,
James P. and Charles J. Norton,
both of Montgomery, Alabama,
Nora :Ellen Fitzpatrick of San
Francisco, California, and Law-
rence P. Fitzpatrick of Forest
Lake, California; five great-
grandchildren; a sister, Andrena
C. Green; one nephew, Edward T.
Briney of Nashville, Tennessee;
and a brother-in-law, Ed N. Ellis
and his daughter, Margaret of
Funeral services were con-
ducted by Rev. Zedoc Baxter at
the First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe at 2:00
p.m., E.S.T., on Tuesday, Novem-
ber. 28. Graveside services will be
held at the Christiana Cemetery
in Murfreesboro at 2:00 p.m. Fri-
day, December 1.
Funeral services are under
the direction of Comforter Funer-
al Home in Port St. Joe and Jen-
nings & Ayers Funeral Home of

Mattie N, Roberts
Mattie Neel Roberts, 93, of
Wesley Chapel passed away Fri-
day in North Carolina. A native of
Jackson County, She had been a
resident of Wesley Chapel for the
past 25 years, She was a member
of the Charity Baptist Church in
Survivors. include four chil-
dren, Voniece Roberts Tupper of
Wesley Chapel, Larry T. Roberts
of Cleveland, Tennessee, Kenneth
W. Roberts of Gibsonton, and
Donald W. Roberts of Thonota-
sassa; 17 grandchildren; 28
great-grandchildren: 1 great-
greatgranwdchild; and numerous
step-'I~kfilldren and- step-
: The funeral service was held
at 1:00 p.m., E.S.T., Wednesday,
graveside at Shady Grove Ceme-
tery near Sneads, conducted by
Rev. Bill Todd. Interment fol-
r All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral

Lucille Sheffield
:Lucille Sheffield, 78, passed
away Monday in Deland. A native
of Iron City, Georgia, she had

been a resident here since 1942,
but for the past several years had
lived with her sons. She was a
member of the First Baptist
Church of Port St. Joe and was
preceded in death by her hus-
band; Jack Sheffield.
Survivors include her sons
and daughters-in-law. Jackie and
Penny Sheffield of Deland, and
Donnie and Susie Sheffield of
Carrollton, Virginia; four grand-
children, Brian Sheffield, Cheryl
Sheffield, Rebecca Sheffield, and
Amy Sheffield; and two great-
granddaughters, Ashley Sheffield
and Jalmie Sheffield.
Graveside funeral services
were held at 2:00 p.m., E.S.T.,
Wednesday, at Holly Hill Ceme-
tery, conducted by Rev. Billy
Rich. Interment followed.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral

Brenda Faye Parker
Brenda Faye Daniels Parker,
42, of Wewahitchka, passed away
Friday afternoon in Bay Medical
Center. She was a native of Fort
Walton Beach ard had been a
resident of Wewahitchka for the
past 30 years. She worked as a
Survivors include her three
daughters, Gina Laird, Bonnie
Parker and April Parker, all of
Wewahltchka; three granddaugh-
ters. Tiffany Laird, Dylan Peter-
son, and Cheyenne Peterson, all
of Wewahltchka; her mother,
Bonnie McKloskl of Niceville; sev-
en brothers and sisters, Ernie
Daniels of Niceville, Jimmy Dan-
iels of Port St. Joe, Kim Price,
Robin McDonald, Carlee Daniels,
Jr., Kelth Daniels, and Beth Dan-
iels, all of Wewahitchka; and her
very special friends, Irene, Lisa,
Barbara, and Johnny.
The funeral service was held
at .2:00 p.m., C.S.T., Monday at
The Worship Center, conducted
by Rev. Charles Pettis and Rev.
James Segers. Interment followed
in the family plot in Cypress
Creek Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home, Wewahitchka Bianch

Dick Boyer
SDick Boyer died on November
14 following a lengthy illness. A
memorial ,service for Dick was
held 'N6eqO'ibei l 8'g tf- FirsT
United Methodist Church In Port
St. Joe.
Mr. Boyer was born in Beebe,
Arkansas and was a graduate of
Beebe High School. He lived in
California, Illinois, and Iceland
before coming to live in Florida.
Dick was a member of the First
United methodist Church, the
Methodist Men's Fellowship, and
Port St. Joe Masonic Lodge 111.
He retired as the Curator of
the Centennial. Memorial Mu-
seum. Mr. Boyer was preceded in
death by a sister, Gertrude Boyer
of Port St. Joe; two brothers,

By Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist l :

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seven Americans. Rheumatoid ar-
thriUs, which can effect the entire
body. and osteoarthritis, which
may involve only certain joints,
are the most common forms of the
Among the signals of arthritis
are persisting tenderness, swell-
ing or pain in a joint. Such symp-
toms may develop at any age, but
most common among those 45 or
older. 'Wear and tear" over the
years often shows up as osteoar-
thritis in the Joints of ankle, foot
or toes.
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From University of Florida IFAS Extension Faculty

A baby's natural foibles-
spitting up, playing with food,
drooling everywhere-can be
enough to frustrate the most
even-tempered parent.
But when the parent is a
teenager and the baby likely not
part of the plan, those foibles can
spark irresponsible parenting if
teens haven't been given some
tools to deal with frustrations
that go along with parenting.
Those tools are part of a cur-
riculum designed by University of
Florida Cooperative Extension Fa-'
culty. Called Choices: Charting a
Positive Future for Teen Parents,.
the curriculum is available to
each of Florida's 67 counties
through Cooperative Extension
offices. ,
''The underlying theme is to
help teens become good parents
and prevent inappropriate parent-
ing, or abuse;" said Associate Pro-
fessor Linda Bobroff, an x&ten-
aion nutritionist within UF's
Institute of Food arid Agricultural
Sciences. "So first you have to
help them understand what is ap-
propriate behavior for infants. A
first step toward doing that is to
understand how babies develop,
what babies do."
For example, a parent who
learns that it is natural behavior
-not misbehavior-for a baby to
play with food as part of learning
how to eat may become less frus-
trated when the child tries to eat
strained peas with his hands.
Similarly, a mother who learns
that spitting,up is normal for all
infants will learn not to view her'
baby as particularly messy.
"Some teen parents get upset
with what is really just typical in-
fant behavior," Bobroff said.'
'They think their baby is just re-
fusing to cooperate with them
and it embarrasses them."
Bobroff supervised a series of,
focus groups in six counties be-
fore the Choices team designed'
the curriculum, and what she
found was a definite "don't tell us
what to do" attitude among teen.
parents. So the curriculum incor-
porates peer educators in several'
lessons, particularly those ad-
dressing sensitive issues, such as'
weight gain and breastfeeding.
Peer educators also appear in the'
videos that grew out of the curric-
In the video, "Speak Out! On'
Stress." teen parents do most of
the talklFg,.'rvith the conversation
6' oderated bJiy'f an ih-i h al
show fashion. As the conversa-
tions develop, the problem-
solving begins. One teen parent
talks about being so aggravated
that she wanted to hit her child,
and peers offer advice, like taking'-
a parental time-out to cool off.
Bobroff said teen parents'
misconceptions are debunked in..
the curriculum and videos. Some
teen moms forego breastfeeding,
for example, thinking it will cause
breast cancer, while others don't';
know better than to give a baby
sodas or sugary drinks in their
bottles. The teens know nutrition-,
Is important but don't know'
which foods to choose to put to-
gether a healthy diet.
The, curriculum and videos

Clarence "Peck" Boyer of Bryant's
Landing and Paul Boyer of Fay-,:
etteville, Arkansas. He is survived
by one sister, Ruth Ramsey of
Port St Joe and several nieces
and nephews.
The memorial service was
conducted by Reverend Zedoc
Baxter. Reverend Oliver Taylor of
:Port St. Joe Methodist Church
and Reverend Michael Ramsey, j
gieat-nephew and Methodist min-
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sion home economists who say
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Sharon Treen, a home econo-
mist who works with pregnant
and parenting teens in Putnam
County, said she used to show
lengthy videos to teach parenting.
The teens got bored, she said,
and tuned out the videos and the
The Choices videos, however,
are shorter and use teenagers,
and teens will listen to other
teens, Treen said. The curriculum'
also uses hands-on activities, like
making nutritious snacks for tod-
dlers or making inexpensive toys
out of cloth scraps or other mate-
rials found around the house.
... e have the, most impact
with teens not by talking to them
Sfor50 minutes but by doing activ-
ities,'.' Treen said. "That's the good
thing about the Choices curricu-
lumn-tit provides educational ma-
terial that is fun. And we all like
for learning to be fun."
Bobroff said the multidiscipli-
nary nature of the Choices curric-
ulum gives teens a comprehen-
sive approach to learning to be
parents. Many previous programs
aimed at teen parents covered
only nutrition and left out impor-
tant information on discipline, fi-
nancial planning, and coping
with stress.
The curriculum is divided
into four units:
*Focus on Teens: self-esteem,
coping skills, and charting your
future. Nutrition: maternal/
infant, adolescent/young child.
*Resource Management: man-
aging resources, clothing for mom
and baby, and consumer choic-
*Parenting: child develop-
ment, child care, and parenting.
The videos include aerobics
for pregnant teens, introducing
solid foods to infants, activities
for babies during the first year.
and positive responses to high-
stress situations that face young
"We are trying to teach young
parents not to compare their
baby to others and teach them

how to deal with their expecta-
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ing a general mess out of Gulf County. The board
agreed asking Solid Waste Director Joe Danford to
look into the system and advertise for bids.
Pensacola Ford Tractor's bid of $41,000 was the
SS C only one received for the Model 600 HD Barber Surf-
Rake. Danford told the board the price fell within the
realm of expectation and recommended the board ac-
cept the bid.
In discussions the board recognized a need for
0 K some system to clean the county's beaches, especially
S during the time of year when seaweed from the Gulf
,O K s of Mexico tarnishes the beach's beauty with its un-
timely arrival during the tourist season.
(From Page 1) Redistricting
The board decided to try and set up a workshop
Meeting with the Gulf County School Board to look
over the new proposed district lines worked up by
The county commissioners are under a state
mandate forcing them to balance the population in
their five districts. The school board is not under the
same mandate, but the commissioners are in hopes
that they might go along with the boundary changes
proposed by them.
The board feels as though it will be confusing to'
voters for the two boards to have different boundar-
ies, but have no choice but to change theirs because

HRS District

To Celebrate
HRS District 2 will celebrate
National Adoptions Month with a
series of events in ,November :to
call attention to the need for more
adoptions. The State of Florida
has approximately 1,600 children
waiting for families willing to giv-
en them homes. The names of
those children will be read aloud

at "Calling Out" ceremonies.
scheduled in our area.
Also scheduled are gospel ex-
travaganzhs featuring local and,
regional groups singing on behalf
of foster and adoptive children.
The public is invited to the event
on December 2, at 7:00 p.m. at
Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church in '
Panama City.
"Both singers and audience
really enjoyed last year's extrava-
ganzas," Aire Salor, One Church
One Child adoptions coordinator,
said; 'The gospel groups got the

of the state mandate.
Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr. suggested the
board also notify the Supervisor of Elections Cora
Sue Robinson, making her aware of where the
board's proposed new lines are and inviting her to the
In Other Business
*Decided to close the Gulf County Courthouse on
Monday and Tuesday, December 25 and 26, for the
Christmas holidays.
*Following the recommendation of Commissioner
Warren Yeager the board approved paying $1,100 to
install a sprinkler system on Port St. Joe High
School's baseball field.
eDecided to call for bids for an administrator of
state Hazard Mitigation money. They also set a Haz-
ard Mitigation workshop briefing for 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday morning at the Gulf County Courthouse;
*Chief Administrator Don Butler told the board
that the first public hearing for the Community De-
velopment Block Grant to upgrade the Highland View
Water System would be held November 30th at 4:00'
Sp.m. in the Gulf County Courthouse.
If the grant is approved the distribution pipes
from the water tank to the customer's meters will be
replaced at an estimated cost of 300 to 400 thousand

audience into .a singing frenzy,
and in turn, the enthusiastic ap-
plause from the' audience enctur-
aged the singers to sing even
Sailor says 75 children were
adopted in the 14 county region
that makes up HRS District 2.
Persons interested in learning
more about adoptions should call
their nearest HRS adoptions of-
fice or Arie Sailor at (904) 488-
0577. For a listing of churches
participating in the "Calling Out"
ceremonies in Panama City, con-
tact Pat Mills at (904) 872-7640.


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Public Meeting
There will be a public meeting
held Thursday, November 30 be-:
ginning at 2:30 p.m., E.S.T., in'
the Gulf County Public Library.
Anyone who has a family
member or loved one at Bay St.
Joseph Care Center is asked to

-----From Page 8
possible." ''
Bobroff said the curriculum
may help decrease the chance of
a second teen pregnancy because
It offers teens tools to change the
direction of their lives. Teens In
the focus groups were asked at
the outset where they saw their
lives taking them in the next five
years and the responses reflected
a wide range of reactions to be-
coming a teen parent.
"One girl said 'I don't think
about it because I'll probably be
dead in five years.' but another
one wanted to be a poet" Bobroff
said. 'With this curriculum, we
hope we can develop the positive
things, give them skills for coping
and help them look to the future."
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Society will hold its monthly
meeting Saturday. December 2 at
1:00 p.m. The meeting will be
held at the Bay County Public Li-
brary meeting room.
S This meeting's topic will be
round table discussion. For more
information contact Bernice Lop-
er at (904)872-9882.

Assistance Program
Seeking Volunteers
The tax season for the year
1995 is about to begin and once
more the IRSIAARP sponsored
program is looking for persons in-
terested in counseling those inn
need of help through preparing
tax forms and giving helpful infor-
mation to those seeking it.
If you, would be, Inclined to
participate, you: would be re-
quired to attend a few sessions of
classwork and pass testwork per-
taining to the current tax year.
Then, you would be obligated to
40 hours of counseling during the
months of February, March and
April. All materials are furnished
and you will be reimbursed for
mileage in attending class and
during the counseling period. If

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own taxes and enjoy the chal- Contact Martha Rommes at
lenge; this is an- opportunity to 648-8418 or Les Toth at 229-
keep up with the latest laws and 1460 for further information.
help those on low-income and Classes begin in January.

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December 2
Noon until 5:00 p.m.

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Public Hearing Scheduled on Proposed

Federal Rules on King, Spanish Mackerel

The Gulf and South Atlantic
Fishery Management Councils
will be holding public hearings on
Draft Amendment 8 to the Coast-
al Migratory Pelagics FMP, which
includes proposed federal rules
for fisheries for king and Spanish
mackerel, cobia and dolphin
(fish). Draft Amendment 8 in-
cludes some proposed rules that
(1) apply only to the Gulf Council
Jurisdiction or (2) apply to both
Jurisdictions and stocks or (3) ap-
ply only-to the South Atlantic
Council Jurisdiction. Proposed ac-
tion that would affect only the
Gulf of Mexico area or stocks are
as follows:
*Allow Gulf group king
mackerel which can be taken
only by hook-and-line (including
longline) and run-around gill nets
to be possessed on vessels with
other gear aboard.
Proposed actions that would
affect both Gulf and South Atlan-
tic areas are as follows:
*Require commercial dealer;
permits to buy and sell coastal
pelagic fish and require dealers
-Keep and make available records
of purchase by vessel.
*Establish a five-year mora-
torium on issuance of both com-
.mercial vessel permits with a king
mackerel endorsement and char-
ter vessel permits beginning Octo-
ber 16, 1995.
*Provide for transfer' of such
permits to other vessels.
*To qualify for the commer-.
cial vessel permit requires that 25
percent of annual Income or
$5,000 be from commercial fish-
*As a.condition ofa commer-
cial or charter vessel permit the
applicant must' agree to comply
with the more restrictive of state.
or federal rules when fishing state

*The amendment also in-
cludes recreation bag and com-
mercial trip limit alternatives for
cobia and,dolphin (fish) for public
SProvides retention of king
mackerel damaged by barracuda
bites by vessels under commer-
cial trip limits.
*Includes alternatives for At-
lantic king mackerel commercial
trip limits off Monroe County of
either 50 fish or 125 fish.
*Includes proposed changes
to the procedure used to set total
allowable catch.-'
*Proposed changes to defini-
tions of overfishing and optimum-
Proposed actions, that would'
affect only the South Atlantic
area are as follows:
*Limit -'gear for Spanish
mackerel to hook-and-line,, run-
around gill netsand stab nets.
*Limit gear for king mackerel
to hook-and-line.
*Limit gear for other coastal
pelaglcs to longline and hook-
*Vessels with nonconforming
gear aboard are confined to a bag'
limit. .. *"
*Specified conditions for
transfer at sea of Spanish macke-
*Consider boundary for king
mackerel stocks.
*Extend management area for
cobia through New York.
A copy of Draft Amendment 8
can be obtained by calling 813-
228-2815 (Gulf Fishery Manage-
ment Council) or 803-571-4366
(South Atlantic Fishery Manage-
ment Council). Proposed actions
of the amendment affecting the
South Atlantic Council jurisdic-
tion and stocks will be summar-

ized in news releases for public
hearings to be held in the South
Atlantic area during January,
1996. Written comments on the
amendment must be mailed to
the Gulf Council by January 5,
1996. .'
A public hearing for the Gulf
of Mexico area will be held
Wednesday. December 13 from
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.nm at the
Panama City Laboratory of the
National Marine Fisheries Ser-
vice, located at 3500 Delwood
Beach Road. .
The hearing location is physi-
cally accessible to people with

disabilities. Requests for sign lan-
guage interpretation or other aux-
iliary aids should be directed to
the Gulf Council office by Decem-
ber 4.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery
Management Council is one of
eight. regional Fishery Manage-
ment Councils which were estab-
lished by the Magnuson Fishery
Conservation and Management
Act of 1976. The Gulf of Mexico
Fishery Management Council pre-
pares fishery management plans
which are designed to manage
fishery resources in the 200-mile
limit in the Gulf of Mexico.

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December 2'
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A Host of Gifts ___
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Place your Order for
the Holidays Early!


Petal Shoppe

319 Reid Ave. 229-8343

Gulf States Fisheries Proposing

New Rules on Striped Mullet

315 Williams Ave. -

Port St Joe, FL

The Gulf States Marine Fish-
eries Commission (GSMFC) is in
the process of completing an In-
terjurisdictional Fisheries Man-
agement Plan for striped mullet,
Mugil cephalus. The plan is a
cooperative effort on the part of
Florida, Alabama, Mississippi,
Louisiana, and Texas to manage
striped mullet stocks as a unit
within the territorial seas of the
U.S. tilf of Mexico. Final approv-
al of the plan will be considered
by the GSMFC in December
The plan is a comprehensive
document of the biology of striped
mullet and includes a description
of the fishery as well as discus-
sion on the processing, products,
economics, and sociology of the.
fishery. Management authorities,
their laws, regulations, and poli-
cies are included. Most impor-
tantly, the plan recommends spe-
cific management strategies .to
realize the greatest benefit from
the striped mullet fishery;
The GSMFC is seeking com-
ments on the plan. A copy is
available for review at the Exten-
sion Service office:
Florida Cooperative
Extension Service
University of Florida
615 Paul Russell Road
Tallahassee, Fl 32301-7099
Comments are requested by



Friday, December 8, to ensure
that they are summarily included
in the GSMFC deliberations,
Please send comments to the at-
tention of Dr. Richard L. Leard,
Gulf States Marine Fisheries
Commission, P.O. Box 726,
Ocean Springs, MS 39566-0726.
Gas Recipient
The White City Volunteer Fire
Department announced the recip-
ient of the $100.00 worth of gaso-
line from Pate's Service Center.
The lucky winner was Don Miles
of Highland View.
SThe volunteers offer their
thanks to Mayor Frank Pate for
his donation and to those who
purchased tickets. Monies from
the fundraiser will be used to up-
grade the department

Beach Lions Opening
"The COuntry Store"
The Beaches Lions 'Club will
sponsor "The Country Store" on
Saturday, December 2 from 8
a.m. until, at the Mexico Beach
Chamber of Commerce Building.
Items available at the store
will be cats, hots' dogs and
drinks. Proceeds from the store
will be used for the Lions commu-
nity health projects.




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* 8 Wash Cycles including Hand Washables
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GCCC Awarded for Programming

Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege's Citizen Leadership Institute
Swas the recipient of an exemplary
programs award during the annu-
al state meeting of the Florida As-
.sociation of Community Colleges.
The Institute was selected for its
efforts in developing a leadership
model to be integrated into the

curricula of community colleges
throughout Florida.
Each year, FACC'S Adult and
Continuing Education Commis-
sion selects three outstanding
programs to highlight during
their ,annual meeting. One of the
three state awards is for commu-
nity service. The college selected



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U. W. Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach

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Wednesday and Thursday.

3 MOVIES for $5.00

special rental

Everyday 3 Movies for $7.00
Compact Discs $7.00 ea. or $3.50
(with Trade of Equal Value), trade must be original packaging

Regular Hours: Monday -

Attention Friends
Caroline's Riv front Restaurant
will be dosed Thurs., Nov. 30
through Thurs., Dec. 7. Please
join us at the quaint Boss Oyster
for a Breakfast Buffet
starting at 6:30 a.m. and a
Daily Lunch Special
featuring super soups,
delicious sandwiches & a
tasty light lunch special.

Saturday, 1_1:00 AM 7:00 PM
Itp 11/30/95

December is Apalachicola'
Bay Oyster Month
Join us for Half Shell Oysters
15 cents each during happy
hour 7 days a week.
Fresh Stone Crab Claws $1.00
Football Night & Hotdogs
Seafood Night Huge Shrimp, Crabs,
Oysters on 1/2 Shell, all at great
reduced prices.

Life Home Auto Business
'Health Disability

(904)227-2106 Sam Sweazy Agent Post.Joe FL
(904) 227-2106 Port St. Joe, FL

Remember the Boss Oyster
will open this week for a
6:00 a.m. & a daily lunch special
Enjoy our newly heated, enclosed patio
with a great view.
This Week's Special
Golden fried & stuffed with shrimp'au gratin,
served w/baked stuffed potato skins.
Appetizer: Fresh Stone Crab Claws


for this award must: serve needs
not previously met by community
colleges, be cost effective, reach a
good number of citizens, involve
others in the college and commu-
nity and be unlike other pro-
grams already implemented. In
accepting the award on behalf of
the Citizen Leadership Institute
team, Gayle Oberst, assistant co-
ordinator for replication, ac-
knowledged the significance of
being recognized by peers and the
cooperation received from the
community and other colleges in
making the project a successful
The Citizen Leadership Insti-
tute is funded by the W. K. Kel-
logg Foundation, a grantmaking
organization that was established
to "help people to help them-
selves." The grant, in excess of $1
million, was awarded the college
in' 1993. Cheryl Flax-Hyman, co-

Calhoun County's
New PRIDE Plant
Opened Wednesday
PRIDE of Florida celebrates
another first as it opens its new
aquaculture industry, Calhoun
Seafood Processing Industry, in
Calhoun County. The grand
opening., and dedication took
place at the Calhoun County Ag-
ricultural Industrial Park on
Wednesday, November 29.
The processing plant will gen-
erate a positive economic impact
for Calhoun and Gulf counties, as
well as expand PRIDE's inmate
training in marketable Job skills.
The fish processing plant Initially
opened in 1991 as a federally
funded program, but closed in
1992 when funding'was terinnat-
ed. As a result of the reopening,
local fish farmers will have a facil-
ity they can contract with to sell
and process their harvest. PRIDE
will also process and sell fish
raised in PRIDE ponds located at
the plant site.
Inmate workers will receive
aquaculture training as they are
rotated through workstations that
teach actual cutting, deboning,
freezing and packaging and quali-
ty controls and recordkeeping re-
quired by the EPA and FDA.
Senator Pat Thomas, District
3, Representative Robert Tram-
mell, District 7, and Calhoun
County Board of County Commis-
sion Chairman Duane Capps par-.
ticipated with PRIDE of Florida
representatives at .the grand
opening ceremonies.
The Agricultural Industrial
Park is located on Highway 71
about five miles north of Highway
20 in Blountstown.

AARP "55 Alive"
Course Offered
The Mexico Beach Chapter of
AARP will offer the 8-hour class-
room refresher course for drivers,
age 50, and older, called "55
ALIVE", on Monday and Thuis-
day. December 4th and 7th from
8:00 a.m. until noon. The course
will be held in the Chamber of
Commerce building in Mexico
Beach at 105 North 31st Street.
Registrants are asked to
bring a check for $8.00 made out
to AARP to the session on Mon-
day morning. Those-who have not
already registered should call
John Anderson at 648-8533 to
have their name added to the list
Dick McLaughlan will be the
instructor. Graduates of the class
may be able to qualify for a dis-
count on their auto insurance.

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purchase you'll make this season.

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expensive gifts, require more time to repay. Take advantage
of your TFCU VISA Card's low annual percentage rate of just
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ordinator of the project, stated
that the program is designed to
build community by, developing
leadership skills of the "everyday"
"The Citizen Leadership
Training Program is being offered
to the citizens of Bay, Gulf, and
Franklin counties by Gulf Coast,
and to citizens in other districts
by four other "lead" community
colleges located strategically
throughout Florida. The Citizen
Leadership Training Program will
be available to all other communi-
ty colleges in 1996," Flax-Hyman
The Citizen Leadership Insti-
tute is a program of Lifelong
Learning and is one of the many
designed by the college to meet
the needs of the citizens of its tri-
county service district.

Heartfelt Thanks
With thanks to all my friends
rand family in Port SL Joe ....
note of thanks to say people like
you helped to make my world
brighter by the nice things you
have done for me during my sur-
gery. Your prayers, flowers,
phone calls and the wonderful
food has been a blessing and is
appreciated very much.
Love in Christ,
Mary Parker



Caroline and Larry, owners of the
Rainbow Inn on Water St. in
Apalachicola, are profoundly sad- .
dened by the theft of the six foot
artificial Christmas Wreath present-
ed by their parents as a gift to the
employees and guests of the
Rainbow liin & Boss Oyster. This
beautifully decorated wreath, which
was meant to be enjoyed for years
to come, was placed on the front of
the building two days before its
theft. Hopefully, it was not
destroyed and if it was not, we
would appreciate its return with no
questions asked.


To Our Wnderful Friendsin Port St. Joe

We Will Close Dec. 4

and Reopen on

December 15

thank you for your patronage.



(904) 653-8000 (904) 670-8000
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Sharks Take Wind Out of Tornadoes

Host District Rival Florida High in the Dome on Friday

S PSJ 78, BAY 56
If a young child has any irregular growth pattern such as The Port St. Joe basketball
bowlegs, knock-knees, feet turning in or out, etc., be sure to Sharks started the 1955 season,
mention it on the next visit to your family doctor or Tuesday night; on the same win-
pediatrician. If he thinks there may be a problem he may suggest ning note they left at the end of
that an orthopedic specialist take a look. last year's season, by blasting the
Bowlegs and knock-knees are usually normal growth patterns Bay High Tornadoes out of the
Sand treatment is not necessary. Sometimes though they could be V '
S associated with club feet, obesity or a nervous condition. Feet A last quarter scoring splurge
nrignr^ .put on by the running Sharks
turning in or out can usually be corrected by means of special completely wiped out any hopes
shoes with a correcting bar. the Tornadoes might have had to
come back in the score column
for a win.
scriptions, health needs and other pharmacy products. Bay had closed the gap ,to
We consider this trust a privilege and a duty. May we be only a nine point margin before
Your personal family pharmacy?" Des Baxter took charge of the
S* *, Shark scoring and put 12 points
BILLING TO MEDICARE three minutes of the game.
S Jermaine Larry arnd .Brian-
Jenkins led the way in scoring as
Buzzett's Drug Store each one putup 21 pointsor the
Sharks. Baxter added 20 for the,
317 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe winners.
I Convenient Drive-Through Window Llanow paced the Tornadoes
Revlon Cosmetics Carlton Cards Russell Stover Candles with only 13 points. Alexander
22 771 added 12 and Thomas 10 for the
S. 9-Tornadoes.
i ,g a* *u* ml a3 e According to Vern Eppinette,
AM 1 a coach of the Sharks, "It was ,a:

Floridians Overwhelmingly Say They Want

The State to Remain Active In Environment

S By an overwhelming margin,
Floridians today, say the govern-
ment should continue to take
steps toward protecting the
state's wildlife, fish and environ-
ment. That conclusion comes af-
ter a detailed survey of Florida
residents, Including those from
both major political parties.
According to the survey, 86
percent of Democrats and 83 per-.
cent., of Republicans. say they
want more or at least the same
amount of time and money spent
protecting endangered species.
Only nine percent of Democrats
and 12 percent of Republicans
want the state to spend less time
and money.
'The average Floridian wants
the state to continue or strength-
en efforts to protect Florida's
S wildlife and environment; it's
mainstream Florida," said Mark
Damian Duda, Executive Director
of ,Responsive Management a
Harrisonburg, Virginia.,survey
firm specializing in public opinion
on natural resource and environ-
mental Issues.
Duda and partner Kira C.
Youngconducted seven major tel-
ephone surveys and a dozen fo-
cus. groups of Floridians during
the past year, focusing on 'atti-
tudes toward wildlife, fish and en-
vironmental Issues.
Respondents were also asked,
"Should. Florida. laws protecting
wetlands be strengthened, remain
the same or weakened?" Of Re-
publicans, 49 percent said
strengthened and 40 percent said
remain the same. Only 11 per-
cent of Republicans said wetlands
laws should be weakened. The
figures were even more over-
whelming when looking at-Demo-
crats. Sixty-two percent said laws
protecting wetlands ,should be
strengthened, 29 percent said re-
main the same and only 9 per-

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see me!!

Sales Representative

(904) 785-5221
2251 W. 23rd St.

cent said weakened..
"It's ironic. You usually hear
the word 'extremist' associated
with the pro-environmental side
of wildlife conservation and envi-
ronmental protection, but this
study indicated the exact oppo-
site," Duda said. "Those who did
not care about wildlife and the
environment, or who felt thatwet-
land laws should be weakened, or
'felt that funding for wildlife con-
servation efforts should be de-

Firearms Safety
Education Course
.On November 30 and Decem-
ber 1 & 2, the Port St. Joe Police
SDepartment will be conducting a
Firearms Safety Education
Course. It will be held at the Port
St. Joe Fire 'Station between the
hours of 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. on
November 30 and December 1,
" then' 8:00' a.m.T"-iUll: 12:00"Cioon" .
December 2..
There is no cost for this
course. If you would' like to at-,
tend, please contact. Chief Bucky
Richter or Lt. James -Hersey at
229-8265 in order to register for
the course.

"Run" Into The
Holiday Season
On December 9, the Port St
Joe, Merchants Association will
hold Its Second Annual 5K Rein-
deer Run and One-Mile Fun Run.
Both runs will begin and end at
Frank Pate Park.
Medals will be awarded to the
top three runners in each age.
group, and $50.00 will be award-
ed to the top overall make and fe-
male runner.
Registration will begin at 8:00
a.m. The One-Mile Fun Run, will
begin at 8:30, aid the 5K Run at
9:00. Entry fee for the 5K Run
will be $8.00, and' $2.00 for the
Fun Run. All 5K runners will re-
Sceive a t-shirt.
For information concerning
the race, contact Scott Gowan at

Fishermen Beware!
Over the Thanksgiving holi-
day weekend, the Florida Marine
Patrol had an extraordinarily
large number of arrests involving
the harvest of mangrove snapper,
known locally as black snapper.
Some of those arrests involved
over 50 fish.
Florida Marine Patrol officials
remind 'the public that the bag
limit is five (5) fish per person per
day. Also, the size limit is 10".

Indian Pass Marine
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Simmons Bayou across from Pic's

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creased were actually in the ex-
The poll of 800 randomly se-
lected Floridians, sponsored by
the Florida Game and Fresh Wa-
ter Fish Commission, was taken,
to measure changes in public at-
titude between 1985 and 1995`:
The study used identical methods
and questions from a survey conr-
'ducted by Florida State Universi-'
ty researchers in 1985, and found
that opinions, values and atti-
tudes among Floridians have re-
mained stable over the past dec-
"Our goal as a state agency is
to work for the best interests of
the public," said Dave McElveen,
planning coordinator for the GFC.
"We periodically use surveys and
polls to determine what people
want, and what they think of our
efforts. Surveys like this are Im-
portant because they are an un-
blased measure of what tee Rb.-
lic wants rather than Just "the
views of vocal special interest
groups. This poll shows us that
the public definitely supports our
efforts to maintain and enhance
wildlife, fish and the environ-

typical first game for us. We had
a slew of mental and physical er-
rors, but the kids played hard,
which is what you want in the
first game. Hopefully we will im-
prove on these areas before our
game Friday."
Friday the Sharks will host a
triple header in the Dome with
the middle school opening action

November Pistol
Match Results
The Gulf Rifle Club held their
monthly Hunter Pistol Metallic
Silhouette Match and .22 RF
Bullseye Match onr November
The Silhouette Match was
shot first and Doug Scarabin won
the first place trophy. John Fadlo
and Dale Patton were tied for sec-
ond. The turkey targets were shot
at to settle the tie and Fadio won
the second place trophy.
In the Bullseye Match the top
two finishers were separated by
only one point. Ralph Roberts,
shot a 563 for, first place and'
John Whitfleld came in second
with a 562. Some very good
shooting was exhibited in this
month's matches.
Saturday, December 2nd the
rifle club will, host its monthly
PPC and FPOA Bullseye matches.
Registration, will start at 8:30
a.m. and the PPC Match will be-
gin at 9:00. The Bullseye Match
will follow its 'completion. Both
matches are restricted to center-
fire "revolvers br pistols. First and
second place trophies will be
awarded in each match and a
"Top Gun" plaque for the highest
combined score from both match-
The club has finally repaired
its trap machine and will be'
shooting trap every Thursday eve-
ning starting at 6:30. All shotgun
shooters are welcome to go out
and break some clay targets. For
additional information, call Yank
Lyle. at 227-1223 or John Fadio
at 229-8421.

Turkey Shoot
The Highland View Volunteer
Fire Department will start their
turkey shot again this Saturday
and Sunday, December 2 and 3,
from 1-5:00 p.m. at the intersec-
tion of, Butler's Road and High-
way 98. The cost is $2.00 per
Just look for the fire truck-
see you there I

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l Views On Dental Health



Under Fillings

Most dentists are ex-
tremely professional and very
caring people. Yet, on an
abuse scale of one to ten,
dentists probably rate near
the top among all health pro-
fessionals. Without a doubt,
dentists will be blamed for
quirks of nature about which
they have little or no control
Case in point. A patient
will come in with decay and
pain in the vicinity of an old
filling. Naturally, the patient
assumes that the dentist has
done a bum job on the filling.
Not true Decay can and does
form under filling and crowns.
Mother Nature at work
again-not your dentist.

For one thing, fillings ex-
pand and contract at different
rates than teeth. When you
drink hot coffee, for example,
a filling expands faster than
the hole it's in and can
stretch it ever so slightly.
When you eat something
cold, like ice cream, the fill-
ing and the tooth sucks up a
bite of ice cream. This pro-
cess, which is called percola-
tion, often results in recurrent
decay under an old restora-
Prepared as a public ser-
vice to promote better dental
health. From the office of
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D., 319
Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.

at 5:00, followed by the junior
varsity at 6:30 and varsity at
8:00. They will face district rival
Florida High. Saturday, the team
is on the road to Tallahassee to
meet'Godby High, and on Tues-
day the team visits Rutherford.

In their first game of the sea-
son scoring for the Sharks were:
Jermaine Larry, 21; Brian Jen-
kins, 21; Des Baxter, 20; Barry
Adkison, five; James Daniels,
five; Chris Williams, four; and
Cameron Likely, two.

Lady Sharks Down

Gators In First Game

PSJ 52, WEWA 41
Things picked up after a slow
first quarter in Wewahitchka
Monday evening as the Lady
Sharks were led to their basket-
ball season first game victory by
Stephanie Maxwell.
The Sharks put only three
points on the board in the first
stanza while the Lady Gators took
a fleeting narrow lead with their
four points.
Things changed .almost im-
mediately in the second quarter,
however, as the Lady Sharks put
on a full court press and took the
lead with a 19-13 margin by half-
time. The Lady Sharks never gave
their lead up,. increasing it by a
margin of nine points in the third
quarter and ending the game with
a 52-41 margin.
Maxwell 'gathered' in 17

points and 16 rebounds, followed
by Christy Wood with 12 points,
seven assists and six steals.
Heather Fields added 11 points,
for the winners..
Diane Taunton paced the^
Lady Gators in their effort with
April Jones putting up 11 points.
The Lady Sharks are on the
road to Apalachicola tonight.
Score by quarters:
PSJ 3 16 2211-652
Wewa 4 9 13 15-41
PSJ-Maxwell 8-1-17, M.
Wood 1-0-2, C. Wood 6-0-12,;
Fields 4-3-11, Croom 2-0-4, Kil-;
bourn 1-0-2, Johnson 1-0-2,
McNeill 0-2-2.
WEWA-Nelson 0-0-0, TaUn-
ton 7-0-14, Davis 1-7-9, Atkins'
2-0-4, Pridgeon 0-1-1, Jones 5-1-;
S11, Dletz 1-0-2.

Come See Me at


For the Handyman and Sportsman
Roy Alvin Todd would like to welcome all his old .
customers and new acquaintances to "Roy's".

Live Bait *,Fishing & Hunting Supplies
Limited Hardware Paint & PVC Plumbing Has Arrived.
Will be Selling:
Hardware, Trailer Parts & Keying Locks in the near future.
Watch for Grand Opening Dec. 9th with
refreshm.nents & door prizes
ROY TODD, Owner 306 REID AVE. PORTST. JOE 229-8933 .

tc Nov. 30, I99s

Don 't Miss the Third Annual

Calhoun County

Christmas Festival

Saturday, December 2
from 9 a.m. until
Old Piggly Wiggly Parking Lot Downtown Blountstown
Arts & Crafts Live Entertainment
Delicious Food Visits with Santa&
Mrs. Claus Parades & More
Altha at 1 p.m. & Blountstown at 6 p.m.
Please support the Christmas Festival sponsors listed on this ad.
For more information call the
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce at 674-4519.

West Central Ave. Blountstown
C & L Bank of Bristol
Hwy. 20, Bristol, FL 643-2221, Member FDIC
C & L Bank of Blountstown
307 W. Central Ave., Blountstown, 674-5900
TCI of the Gulf Plains
Tyrene's Boutique & Carolyn's Cafe
311 N. Main, Blountstown, 674-4455 or 674-5426
Diamond Corner
108 East Central Ave. Blountstown 674-8801
Odebrecht Contractors of Florida, Inc.
Odebrecht Group, Rt. 2, Box 1012-B, Blountstown,* 674-8500
St. Joseph's Telecommunications
149 N. Main Street, Blountstown 674-3333
Billy Carr Chevrolet, Inc.
Plymouth, Chrysler, Dodge, GEO, Jeep, Eagle
1039 Hwy. 71 S., Blountstown, 674-4578 or 1-800-239-4755
Port St. Joe, 227-2020
Altha Farmer's Cooperative, Inc.
Altha Store Rt. 2, Box 36, Altha, 762-3161 Blountstown Branch
1542 Hwy. 71, N. 674-8102 or 674-8194

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Kneeling, from left: Bill Ramsey, Trampus Smith, Bobby Varnes, Brad Price, Lee Varnes, and R.
D. Davis. Standing, from left: Gene Peoples, Michael Newell, J. J. Ray, Keith Baker, Mickey Gain-
nie, Scott Spikes, and Tracy Browning.

December Proclaimed "Drunk and

Drugged Dri
On October 25 Governor Law-
ton Chiles signed a proclamation
naming December 15 as "Drunk
and Drugged Driving Prevention
Month". He also signed a procla-
mation naming December 15, as
"Lights on For Life Day". It is on
this day that all state employees
and concerned residents are
asked to drive with their motor
vehicle headlights turned on dur-
ing the daylight.hours in memory
of those people killed in alcohol
related crashes on our highways
and waterways. The need for
such a proclamation is clearly
demonstrated the information
given in the r of this article.
In the year 1994, the state of
Florida recorded 972 alcohol or
drug related fatalities on our
highways and waterways. The
Florida Marine Patrol Is particu-
larly concerned with the dangers
associated with operating a boat

Dear Counselor,
Last night, my husband and I
balanced our budget There is no
money for the holidays and we
have' two young children. I don't
know what we are going to dol We
have always been able to afford
Christmas for our kids. This year
has been tough. First, my hus-
band was laid off from his Job and
then Hurricane Opal damaged our
home and we haven't heard back '
from Insurance. We have no sav-
ings and now I am stressed out !:
Any suggestions?
Flat Broke and Frustrated :" :
Dear Flat Broke,
The holiday season Is stress-
ful enough as.it is, but when you
add the stressors that you men-
Uoned, ajob lay off and hurricane
damage, you reallyhave a reason
to be upset!!- .
There are several community
resources which can help make-
Christmas giving easier .for you.
One is:. the Salvation Army
Christmas Program which you
can apply for on November 29th
and 30th at the Centennial
Building in Port SL Joe. .
Also, there Is now a free pro-
gram, offered through the
Guidance Clinic for Hurricane
Opal survivors. In fact, there,will
soon be a presentation to answer.

giving Prevention Month"

while under the influence of alco-
hol or other drugs. The problem
only compounds itself as Florida's
recreational boating population
Often times, operating a boat
is looked at differently than oper-
ating a car. Many people still fee3
that operating a boat is all play.
After working hard all week, they
often see rules and regulations as
a hinderance to their free time.
Unfortunately, drugs and alcohol
are all too often ah excessive part
of recreational boaters day.
People must realize that the
waterways are not always clearly
marked. You have boats of all siz-
es and all speeds using the same
water. Without streets with paint-
ed lines and paved highways dic-
tating where to go. It Is often left
up to the boat operator's discre-
tion which path to follow Add to
this problem the fact that boats

many of the questions you and
your loved ones are concerned
with. The presentation, called
"Hope After Opal" will be held
Thursday, Nov. 30 at 2 and 6:30
p.m at 402 3rd Street (Corner ol
Williams and 3rd). Please consid-
er choosing one of these times to
tap into some :of the resources
available to you.
Finally, even though this
Christmas may not be as abun-
..7dant in the amount of gifis you
are able to give within your fami-
ly, remember that the greatest
gift, that of love and time spent
together, is the one that your chil-
dren and spouse need most of all.
This can be given all year around!l
Good luck to you, and It is my
hope that your holidays will be
ones to remember and cherish,
: Melissa Rainsev.BS .
Outreach Counselor
Note:; Please' address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Ave.. Port St. Joe,. FP 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential;
Letters may be edited for length.
.rgent' inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to

do not have brakes and mix in a
good dose of alcohol and drugs,
you have a disaster waiting to
happen. This is especially true
during holiday times such as Me-
morial Day, Fourth of July, Labor
Day, etc.
Orce again, the Florida Ma-
rine Patrol along with Governor
Chiles is urging all boaters to be-
come more cognizant .f the dan-
gers associated with impaired
boat operators and to support the
fight against operating a boat
while under the influence of alco-
hol or other drugs on our water-

Thank You

bers of the Washington High Rec-
reation Advisory Board for their
outstanding work this year and in
the years past Many projects
have been started and completed
through the efforts of the board.
Projects the board has worked on
are as follows: the painting and
restoring of the lights of the soft- i
'ball f'eld; llgitIi restored at the
tennis courts; tearing down of
condemned buildings; lighting in-
stalled in front of the gymnasium;
"Fun Nights" once a month; and
the walking track beside the gym-
S nasium. We would like to give
special thanks to County Com-
Smissioner Nathan Peters, Jr. The
City of Port St. Joe started the
project- and stopped. Commis-
f sioner Peters took on the project
and made it complete, and he
says there is more to come. We
want to thank City Commissioner ;
Johnny Linton for initiating the
project and for working with
Commissioner Peters. We hope
the items requested for North
Port St. Joe are completed. So
Sfar, everything we have asked for,'
has came through.

Area Players

Runners.Up In

PC Fall League :

Lose Championship
to Allstate in H. G.
Harders Class "A"
A team made up of primarily
Gulf and Franklin County players
was runner-up in the H. G. Hard-
ers Class "A" Fall Softball League.
The Scrubs, sponsored jointly by Ba
Riverside Seafood and Ice of Apa-
lachicola and Billy Carr Motors of St
Port St. Joe, ended the regular
season with a 13-7 record. The lo-
cal group lost the championship
In a best of three playoff to All-
state of Panama City. The Pana-
ma City team was talent-laden
with several big names in South-
eastern softball; Russ Earnest,
Jonathan Mullins, Steve Rehberg,
and David Beck, to name a few.
Offensively, the Scrubs were
led by Gene Peoples with a .636
battling average that included
seven home runs. Following the
leader was Bobby Varnes (.627),
Jeff Hinote (.581), and Lee Vamrnes
(.574). R. D. Davis was the leader
in home runs with eight, while
Peoples had seven, and Michael
Newell, five. Hinote also found the
fence three times during the sea-
Defense was one of the
strengths of the locals with a stel- UI
lar line-up. Two defensive stand-
outs were Bill Ramsey and J. J. On
Ray. During the playoffs Ray con- Lal
tribute with some major league Ch
infield plays. Gi,
The team was managed by
Tracy Browning. Browning stated,
'This is a young team that fin-
ished first in 1994 and second
this year. This group contains
some great softball talent that is
destined for bigger things."
All the team members wish to
express appreciation to Riverside
Seafood and Ice of Apalachicola,
and Billy Carr Motors of Port St.
Joe for sponsoring them. Accord-
ing to the players, good sponsors *i
are hard to find, and they had
two of the best

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Advisory Board members are:
Michael Jefferson, Sally Jenkins,
Elder Chester. Davis, Pearlie
Fields. Flozell Fields, James Dan-;
lels, L. C. Ash, Bonita Robinson.
Brenda Farmer, Linda Tschudi,
Gene Hill, County Commissioner
Nathan Peters, Jr., Linda Miller.
Marcell Johnson, Darrell Callo-
way, Jackie Poole, and Eddie
Again, thank you to everyone.
:We hope to have your continuing
support. If you have any ideas or
any suggestions please feel free to
present them, to any one of the
board members.
Eddie Fields
Washington High Board


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To Determine Soil
Textures and Colors,
Classifying by Locale
By. Beverly Schieman
Today's soil science students
can learn how to determine sof
'textures, classify soils from differ-
ent parts of the world and exam-
ine soil color without picking up a
shovel. In fact the Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences at
the University of Florida, all they
have to do is point and click.
Interactive, multimedia CD-
roms have replaced textbooks in
environmental pedology Professor
Mary Collins' classes. HYDRIC-
soils and SOILSdisc contain text,
audio, video, slides and games
covering history of soils, field
identification, soil morphology,
classification of soils and soils as
part of the environment
Collins said she got the idea
from one of her students.
"A student came up to me
and told me I gave out too many
notes in class, and that I should
put them on a disc," Collins said.
"I thought that I should put the
pictures that I use in class on the
disc as well."
Collins went further to in-
clude videos which she and her
husband Ron taped and narrated
The result is a high-
technology, multimedia tool that
students are lining up to try. Col-
lins said it took a while for stu-
dents to get used to the idea, but
now they flock to the class when
they hear she uses a CD-rom as a
"With SOILSdisc I can take
students all bver the world to see
.different kinds of soils," Collins
said. "Students can see the Great
Wall of China, the peat deposits
of Finland and the cornfields of
Collins is one of the first pro-
fessors in the country to produce
and market an interactive CD-
rom. Professors at Cornell and
North Dakota State universities
have used computers in their in-
troductory soils. classes, and in-
structors at Iowa State University
Shave expressed interest in using-
" Collins' discs.

Utilizes CD-ROM In Ag Sciences

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In the photo above, Mary Collins, University of Florida/IFAS
Soil Science Professor displays "The HydricSoils Disc".

alize the importance of soil."
Ellen Huntley, one of Collins'
soil science students, said the
pictures and video on the disc
make identification much easier.
"There's a lot of terminology
required in soil classification,"
Huntley said. "The CD-rom helps
make that information more rea-
listic. You're not just classifying,
you're understanding the proper-
ties of the soils."
Collins believes the discs will
be helpful for faculty as well as
The discs can help other uni-
versities with new soil science
programs get started," Collins
said. "They're especially helpful
for faculty members who don't
have access to resources for
learning soil classifications. This
kind of information is the learn-
Sing tool of the future."

Social Security

aLee Mullaly of the Instruction Rep. Coming
and Curriculum Department at MostSocialSecuritybuslness
UF said he is usually skeptical of Most ocaal Security business
CD-roms as good replacements can be handled over.the phone.
for textbooks, but feels Collins' ou areinvited to call the Social
incorporation of multimedia video Securityoffice at 1-800-772-
LAri&-'id makes' her disc inro- 12,13.
i^atjir?1" .- Bih'.-'-- ~^. --.'- .---.'-'' slf thls'ts-nolDr'-apssible;"yon
he disc acualy shows stu- may come to the office located at
The disc actually shows stu- 30. West Government Street In
dents something of a motor skills Panama City. The office is open
nature that the book couldn't Monday through Friday from 8:30
possibly provide with static pic- a.m. to 3:30 p.m., C.D.T., except
tures," Mullaly said. "She's head-
ed in the right- diection, using on national holidays.
the medium the way It should be If you cannot come to Pana
used -ma City, you may meet the Social
:. Security representative at the
Collins said she hopes the Gulf County Courthouse on the
discs will provide insight into a first and third Monday of each
world that most people don't even month from 11:00 a.m. until
realize Is right below their feet 12:00 p.m., E.T.
SIn December, the representa-
"You can't see sols. Why do ie will meet next in Port St Joe
you think soil doesn't get the rec- on the 4th
ignition it deserves? It's out of on e

Honor Roll Students
Left off PSJ Middle School
The following is a list of stu-
dents who made all A's and B's
during the second six weeks, but
were not included in last week's
listing. School personnel sincerely
apologize for the oversight.
They are: Amy Voltz, Jarrod
Wester, Adam White, Leslie
White, Seth Williams, and Travis

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
MON-Chili Dog, French
Fries, Cole Slaw, Milk and
TUES-Fried Chicken, Rice
w/gravy, Mixed Vegeta-
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WEDS-Pizza Burger w/
cheese, French Fries, Lima
Beans, Milk and Pudding.
THURS-Tuna Salad, Sliced
Tomato, Lima Beans, Sal-
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"When people want to put In a
new landfill or their drinking wa-
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I'm Not Lost; I Know

Exactly Where I Am

By Rev. Jeff Scalf PSJ Assem.
"I'm not lost. I know exactly
where I am and where I'm going!"
the husband declares to his'wife
and family in the car. You're sup-
posed to be on 1-10 heading to
Tallahassee but instead you're on
a dirt road in the middle of the
woods. "Not lost you say?l," re-
sponds the wife as she looks out
the window at the fuzzy forest
creature peering back at them.
"No, we're not lost. I'm just taking
the scenic route so enjoy" Nor-
mally your wife would respond by
saying, 'Why don't you stop and
ask for directions on how to get
there?" but in this case there's no
one to ask. But even if there was
someone to ask, the husband
probably would not stop and ask
unless he was trying to find the
stadium before the game starts.
Why is it that we don't like to ad-
mit that we're lost and that we
don't know where the road we're
on will take us? Perhaps we trust-
ed a map we picked to be trust-
worthy. Perhaps the map was



On Main


trustworthy5but we read it wrong.
Perhaps we were taking a route a
well meaning friend told us
about. Perhaps we were following
someone else who looked like
they knew where they were go-
ing? Perhaps we don't care where
we are going?
Dare I say that many are lost
and don't want to admit that they
are. I speak now in a spirituall
sense. Many think that 'they
know where they are going and
how to get there. Some may think
that their career will take them-


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10 a.m. Sunday 11 a.m. S
7 p.m. Wednesday N
F Call- 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 -Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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SSunday School 9:45 ai
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Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
Buddy Caswell
Minister of Music & Youth

Gary Smith

Sunday School ......................................m10 a.m.
Morning Worship...................... ...............1 a.m.
Sunday Evening ........ ............................6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening...................................7 p.m.

Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
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Sunday School 10 a.m. CDT
Worship Service 11 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study' .......t...: 7 p.m.'

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 am.
Sunday Evening 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ........... 7:00 p.m.


Jim Davis, Pastor
823 N. 15th Street 648-5776
Sunday Bible Study (all ages) ...................9:00 CST
Morning Worship ...............10:00 CST
Evening W orship ........................................ 6:30 CST
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u jTT. X 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
SL' SUNDAY WORSHIP...........................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL....................a............11 a.m.
u S *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor


John 1:6-8 "There was a man sent from
God, whose name was John. He came for
testimony, to bear witness to the light,
that all might believe through him. He was
not the light, but came to bear witness to
the light." Every Christian has the same
responsibility as John. However, many
leave this to others.
Evangelism is the lifeblood of the
church. Some wise person has said the
church. is always one generation from ex-
tinction. That is, if no one in the next gen-
'eration accepts Christ the church will die.
However, this will not happen as the Holy
Spirit continues ,to
work in the church
'and the world. Let's
all bear witness to
Christ each and
every day.
Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church

where they need to go. Some or
perhaps many think that their re-
ligion (a conscience devotion to a
principle or idea) is the right way
spiritually. Some may be follow-
ing their friends who are just as
lost. Some may actually realize
that they are lost but don't know
what is the right way to eternal
life. What Is the right spiritual
road map to eternal life? The cor-
rect road map to eternal life is a
relationship with Jesus Christ.
Jesus said ...."I am the way, the
Struth, and the life. No one comes to
the Father except through Me.""
(John 14:6 NKJV)
We must all realize that we
are heading to a destination of
eternity. Unfortunately many will
find out too late that they took
the wrong toad and thus they will
be in the wrong place for eternity.
You have the opportunity today
to get off the wrong road and on
to the right road to eternal life.
Even if your life.seems wrecked or
you feel that you've gone too far
down the wrong road, there is a
heavenly 911 for the Bible states
the "whoever calls on the name of
the LORD shall be saved" (Rom
10:(3 NKJV)
To those who have a personal
relationship with Jesus, I propose
a question. Are you trying to pur-
suade those who are on the
wrong road to come arid join jyou.
on the right road? We've been giv-
en, this great privilege tol Join
Christ on this road to eternal life,
but we do not have the option, of
traveling this road alone. We
must reach out to persuade those
on the wrong road to come and
join us on the road of eternal life.

St. Joe Assembly
Celebrating Its
2nd Anniversary
Pastor Jeff Scalf and the
church family of St Joe Assembly
of God invites everyone to join
them on December 10th; to help
them celebrate their second anni-
Rev. Wiley T. Davis will be
ministering in the morning ser-
vice. Rev. Davis has 'a ministry
which spans over six decades and
has served in several official offic-
es within the Assemblies of God.
After the morning service,
there will be a celebration dinner
on the grounds. Then at .1:30.
p.m. the southern gospel group,
"Forgiven", will be in concert min-
istering in song. "Forgiven" will be
also ministering in the morning,
service. Two love offerings will be
taken to honor Rev. Davis and
the group "Forgiven".

Worsh p

ait the Church

of Your Choice

FMA Urges

Floridians To

"Walk Away"

From Tobacco
Declared Harmful
To Your Health
And Influence
Alvin E. Smith, M.D.,
President of the Florida Medical
Association, Medical Oncologist,
Daytona Beach, says, "At a time
when millions of Americans will
be walking to raise money to fight
heart disease, Florida's physi-
cians are urging all Floridians-
particularly young people-to
walk away from the use of tobac-
coa as the most important step
they can take, to protect them-
selves, ro~ .heart, disease and

"Floida physicians praise the
work of the American Heart
Association and its allies and wel-
,come their strong support for
research and public policy cam-
paigns that Will lead to a healthi-
er state and nation through their
American Heart Walk activities.
As president 'of the Florida
Medical Association, which repre-
sents more than 17,000 physi-
cians in this state. I cannot stress
strongly enough the proven links
between tobacco use and heart
Disease, cancer and other killer
'We would also point out that
no action would lead to a more
dramatic drop in the rate of heart
disease .and a more dramatic
increase in overall health than a
reduction in the use of tobacco
products by our citizens. Of the
1.2 million preventable deaths
that will occur in the United
States this year, we estimate that
half, or 600,000 will be attribut-
able to tobacco use.
"It is the most addictive drug
used in the United States.
Addiction severity, as measured,
by addiction surveys, is equal toi'
heroin and morphine. What
makes the situation even worse is
that, there can be little question
that the tobacco companies
intendd and intended to addict our
children, using sports heroes and
cartoon figures such as 'Joe
'Camel' to sell their product.to the
most impressionable segment of
their market.
"I speak with direct knowl-
edge of the terrible carnage that
"this Industry wreaks on our peo-
ple. As a medical oncologist I have
to support grieving families and
hold victims while they die. It is I
who has to deliver the death sen-
tences. It is far past time to call
an end to this deadly trade in a
legal poison.
"It is far past time to walk, if
not run, away from this man-
made plague."

Florida Department of Juve-
nile Justice (DDJ) Secretary Cal-'
vin Ross announced he wants to
lower the age of violent Juveniles
sentenced to the state's new max-
imum risk commitment facilities.
Currently juveniles under the age
of 15 are not eligible for the maxi-
mum risk program that allow for
up to three years of commitment.
"We are seeing more and
more violent crimes committed by
Juveniles in the 13 to 17 year age.
range." Ross added, "we currently
do not have the ability to keep
these juveniles in a facility for
more than a year. The added time
is needed if we are to be effective
in reaching these offenders."
The criteria for admission to
the maximum risk program also
needs to be changed to allow
judges and prosecutors more lee-
way in sending these offenders to
a longer period of commitment
Maximum risk programs are now
operating ul aCitrus and' Manatee
counties with future sites 'select-:
ed in Okeechobee and Jackson
Secretary Ross also wants to

further toughen the sanctions for
Juvenile offenders who enter the
Juvenile Justice system by adding
an additional 900 placement slots
to accommodate the overbur-
dened front end of the system.

'Too many juveniles are pene-
trating the system on the so-
called front-end. It's important
that Juveniles know there is a
price to pay for those who may be
experimenting with a first taste of

.Bake &

Craft Sale

Sat., Dec. 2
8 a.m. Highland View
Assembly of God Church,
Dolphin Street, H.V.
2te 11/23/95

Highland View
United Methodist Church
Corner of 4th St. & ParkerAve.
Highland View
Lynwood R. Wynne, Pastor
Sunday School ....................... 10: .m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Evening Worship......... 6 p.m.


-7:30 and 11:00 a.m.(ET)
Sunday School 9:45
8:00a.m. (CT)



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OPartfof the Frieidly'Place
BIBLE STUDY..............................9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP .......... 7-00 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP................ 11:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING ......5...........5:45 p.m.;
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue .
Pastor Minister of Music

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Latch me sx -I jportst.joe
Sunday School........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ........... 6:00 p.m.,
EveningWorship ..:......7:30 p.m.
Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wedriesday............ 7:30 p.m.
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First 1United Metfwdist Church
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church ......,..............:00 a.m. CT
Church School ...........;..,. ....,1000.m. CT
Nursery Provided

Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820- Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT

Join Us For Worship .
Overstreet Bible Church
Overstreet Road
Sunday School 10 a.m., CST
Morning Worship 11 a.m., CST '
Evening Service 6 p.m., CST 'Pastor Guy Labonte
Wed. Bible Study 6 p.m., CST Phone: 648-5912

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Maximum-Risk Program

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School News

Events and Happenings from County Schools
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News... 1
By Linda Whitfield

"Since You Asked-Hurricane
Opal Make-Up Days"
The following are make-up
days for Hurricane Opal at
W.E.S.: December 21. January 8,
and January 15th.

Student pf The Week
Is Larry Price .
Seven year old Lany Price iis
the second grade student of the
week from the Continuous
Progress Classroom of Judi Lis-
ter. Larry likes to play charge ball
,.9 at P. E. and wants to be a football
layer when he grows' up. His
best pals are Anthony Fleming

and Loga Pippin,.Some of his fa-
vorites are; TV show, Scooby Doo;
song, "Frsty The Snowman"; and
his favorite color is blue.

Larry says this about himself,
"I like school. I like homework. I
like moving around in different
classrooms to do stuff." Miss Judi
Says that Larry is a very serious
student who.makes friends easi-

ly. Good. boy, Larry.
Coming Up ...
December I-W.E.S. Faculty an
Staff Christmas Dinner
December 6-Bike Show
December 18-Third Grade Chris
mas Play at Lake Alice
December 19-Marianna Cavern
Field Trip
December 23-W.E.S. Christms
"How To Behave In The
Lunchroqm"-a third grade
essay .... by Jade Gaskin
"It is very easy. You can tal
but not too loud. Don't get out
your seat. Don't throw peas. Li
ten to all grown-ups. Don't
wild and crazy. Don't make a b
mess. Don't smack when you a
eating. Don't open your moul
when you are eating."
Lord Chesterfield in his bool
have said it better Jadel
"Progress Reports Gone Out
Progress reports went out o
Wednesday, November 29.

Wewahitchka HighSchool

Second 6 Weeks' Honor Roll

Wewa High School Piincipal
Lany Mathes has announced the
names of students who earned all
A's or all A's and B's during the

second six weeks grading period.
Those students who earned
all A's are denoted with an

From the Principal


High School

by Larry A. Mathes

Moving On!
The school year is "moving
on"-about four weeks to the end
of the first semester and the be-
ginning of the Christmas break. If
you're planning head, reemmber
the changes inthie 'rlginiM caten-
t dar for Weadhitchlk- 'High- -
School. Semester exams days are
now December 20 and: 21. Stu-
dents return on January 8, and
make up their last "Hurricane
Day" January 15 (formerly a holl-
day). Teachers must add January
5 to that list--that will be
"Records Day", completing grades
and getting ready for students' re-
turn on January 8.
With five basketball teams to
keep up with I'm sure you can
see a game almost any night. If
you must specify;girls or boys,
please try to locate schedules for
each. I don't think there's enough
room to announce the games in
the paper.
Coaches John Franzese. Mar-
tin Russ, and Wayne Flowers (all
boys), and John Taunton and
Randy Cantrell (girls) havev the .
troops working hard. All got late
starts due to football, volleyball,

Port St. Joe



N s

By: Erica Ailes
A totalof 1,12 sixth, seventh,
and eighth grade students partici-
pated in 'the 6th Annual Turkey
trot on Wednesday, November 22.
New school records were estab-
lished by seventh and eighth',
grade girls and boys. Results for
first through third place finishers
were as follows:
Sixth Grade
Girls-Anna Kate Reynolds,
7:12; Lisa Curry, 7:13, and Ma-
clain Howse, 7:53.
Boys-Adam Hamm, 6:55;
Isaiah Jenkins, 7:03; and James
Smith, 7:04.
Seventh Grade
Girls-'Misty Butler, :6:57;.ITr-:'
netta Towers, 7:23; and Quatina
,Fennell, 7:31.
Boys-Josh Todd, 6:02;
Larche Ware, 6:29i; -And Travis
Wright, 6:36.
Eighth Grade
Girls-Lacey JdOhfisn, 6:56;
Nicole Royster, 7:21; and Candice
Kennedy, 8:15.
Boys-Brett Jeffcoat, 5:35;
Koran Peters, 6;00; and Bonjour

and cross country competition.
Girls home games will start later
this year, generally 6:00 & 7:00
p.m. to make games more availa-
ble to parents.
Seniors and their parents
h'e l to be mnaklig '"plangs'now
about post-graduate plans. Most
colleges require early applica-
tions, aind-I recommend applying
to more than oie. Some schools
are hard to get into, such as the
University of Florida, which turns
away thousands of freshmen ap-
plications each year.
See your guidance counselor
for help, and don't forget to apply
for the duPont Scholarship dol-
lars available in Gulf County.
The senior class members are
selling "Pizza Passports" to Pizza
Hut to raise money for their sen-
ior trip. The cost is $10. The $4
profit from each sale will go into
the fund for the trip.
Materials are finally here to
begin the softball field lighting
project Hopefully it will be conm-
peted by the beginning of prac-

S ', .

Tlhe first and second
students of Faith Christia
sented their annual progr
week of Thanksgiving. The
grade gave, presentation
first Thanksgiving and tl
grade gave a modem day p
picting many of God's wo
gifts to us. The two class
formed at Bay St. Josep
Center Tuesday morning
the school Tuesday even
Wednesday morning. Th

Special thanks to
Gowan, Charlotte Pierce
the middle school teacher
the boys cross country t
all of their help in mak
race a success.
On Monday, Novembe
Port St Joe Middle Sch(
basketball team, played
hitchka's junior varsity g
14 of our players were
play in the game. Port St.
feated the Gators with
score of 24-16. Congrati
Way to go, Sharks I 1
A flag of the state of
Sand three American flag
stolen from Port St. Joe
School, High School, and 1
County School Board o
anyone has any info
about these missing flags
contact Chris Earley or W

Seventh grade: Colby Ande
son, Renee Ardire, Carolyn Cla
ton, Nicholas Hall, Teresa Jac
son*, Kristin Jones, Stephan
Kramer*, Justin Marshall, Stef
nie McDaniel, and Jeremy Suber
Eighth grade: Melissa Babb
Sarah Bailey, Jacqueline Bryan
Sarah Carter, Andrew Davis, Jer
nifer Goldyn, Latasha Hamptor
Renece Jackson, Russell Kne
Daniel Miller, Stephen Price, Ro
ann Sirmons, and Kelly Waters.
Ninth grade: Stephanie Ak
Amanda Atchison, Elizabet
Dietz, Jason Jenks, Victor
McClellan*, Michael Nunnery
Benjamin Russell, Amy St. Clai
James Taunton, Jessica William
and Jamie Wyckoff.
Tenth grade: Jennifer Barne
Joshua Baxley*, Rita Dietz, Llo
Husband*, Jaso:' "Laurimnoi
Mandy Little, Jasmine McMilllo
Shaun Meredith*, Ike Minc
Tammy Nunnery, Amy Owens, A
mee Pridgeon, Kendrick Sim
and Joseph Whitfleld*.,
Eleventh de: Judith Bir
ingham*, ary Bridges, Charl
Cole, Aanda Davis*, .Doni
Harrel n, Sherrie Jones, Jenn
fer sister, Timothy Meredith
Chi topher Miles, Jason Pare
er, dam Taunton, and Jacly
W berly.
Twelfth grade: Michael Ak
T ara Anderson*, Kimber
Di tz, Lindsay Dorman, Jaso
FIjher, Crystal Gaskin, Kris
Hnlon, Jennifer Holley, Dav
Hysmith, Joseph Jackson*, Ma
Keurce, .Michael Kemp, Wayn
Luebe, Tranum McLemor
Wendy Nelson, Ayesha Nobl
April Pabis, Cameron Totma
Heather Webb- Jessica Web
and Andrew Williams.



SGA Planning Homecoming... Again!

Sponsoring Alumni Free Throw Contest

The Student Government As-
as sociation at Port St. Joe High
; School is making plans to salvage
this year's Hurricane Opal Home-
coming during the upcoming dis-
,, trict basketball opener on Decem-
k, ber 1, against Florida High. The
of S.G.A. is inviting players from
s- teams of the two previous dec-
o ades to match up in a free throw
ig contest during halftime.
th The S.G.A. is trying to con-
tact Corey Daniels, Ronald Dan-
k, iels, Lorenzo Daniels, Kim Davis,
S Preston Gant, Johnny Jenkins,
Terry Lary, Wayne Thomas, Ari-
on Ward, and Calvin Watson from
the 1976 team; and Dexter Bax-
ter, Curtis Beard, Marvin Hamll-
>n ton, Jason Hammac, Robert Har-
ris, Josh Jenkins, Michael Lewis,
Robert Lowry, Fred Owens, Stan
Peters, and Doug Robinson from
the 1986 District Champions to
Invite them to join the contest
during halftime. Anyone who
knows where these people can be
located is asked to get In contact
with Mr. Herring or Mrs. Riley at
Port St. Joe High School. Please
r7. PR..V.P. by Friday, December'f if
- you are one of the above named
S players.
ie This season's Tiger Shk
a- team is making a bid for a th~d
r. consecutive trip to the state tour-
Y*, nament and is returning with a
it, lot of seasoned players hoping to
n- make that dream a reality. The
n, Florida High game is an impor-
., tant step toward another district
x- championship, last year's playoff
game between the two being de-
e, cided in the final seconds.
ath When the varsity team tips
ia off under the dome on Friday, De-
' ,cember 1, it will be the third









Lion's Tale
News Column
Faith Christian School
d grade school chorus sang during the in-
an pre- termisslon between the plays. The
ram the selections were "Marvelous",
second "Give Thanks" and "Without the
iof the Love of Jesus". All the students
he first did a great job and reminded
play de- each of those in the audience of
inderful what Thanksgiving is all about.
5es per- The entire student body' en-
ih ,Care joyed a special Thanksgiving meal
and at supplied by their parents ,and
ng and teachers before early dismissal at
e high 12 noon.
The Beta Club Food Drive
was a success and the fifth grade
won a popsicle party for the most
pennies collected. A total of 8,232
Coach little coppers were collected for
all of buying meats and perishables to
!rs, and
eam for add to the canned goods and sta-
ing the ples for the Thanksgiving bas-
Faith Christian will have a
r 27 the Scholastic Book Fair this next
)ol girls' week, December 4-8 in the new U-
Wewa- brary. In addition to the many
[irls. All books for all ages there will be a
able to' good supply of miscellaneous fun
Joe de- items. Come browse and pick up
a final some Christmas gifts and stock-
ilationsl ing stuffers.
A group of 16 boys and girls
enjoyed a weekend at Camp Vic-
Florida tory November 17-19 and teens
gs were are planning to go this weekend,
Middle December 1-3.
the Gulf Faith Christian is happy to
iffce. If announce that three senior girls
rmation are eligible to participate in the
please Junior Miss Pageant. They are
Tes Tay- Christina Egler, Amy Goebert and
Christy Todd.

game of the evening. Whe middle
school team plays at 5:00 p.m.,
the junior varsity at 6:30, and the
varsity hits the floor at 8:00.
One price buys it alll Great

basketball, three games for one,
and halftime fun--can anybody
think of anything better to be do-
ing on an autumn Friday night in
St. Joe?

.,.rk T. Dalk anie
/a^ ^ ^ ...................l

Port St. Joe High School's
Junior varsity and varsity bas-
ketball teams opened their sea-
sons Tuesday night In the dome
versus the Bay High Tornadoes.
The Tiger Sharks will play again
Friday night in the dome against
the Florida High Seminoles.
ame time for the junior varsity
Is 6:30 p.m. and var-
sity is 8:00 p.m.
The Tiger Sharks
will then be on the
road for the next two
games. On Saturday
they play at Godby
and Tuesday they'll
travel to Rutherford.
Good luck, guys-..-
We're behind you! I
Parents, be on
the lookout in the
mail for your child's
"Just To Let You Know" notices.
The forms will be sent out on
Friday, December 1.
Many of Port St. Joe High,
School's '96 seniors met with an
admissions representative from
Gulf Coast Community College
this past Tuesday. The seniors

are already preparing for col-
Congratulations to the Lady
Sharks for their 53-41 victory
over the Wewahitchka Gators
on Monday night. The Lady
Sharks play again on Thursday
in Apalach. Good luck, ladies! I
A special congratulations to
senior Jamie Rob-
erts, who has been
notified of her ac-
ceptance to Troy
o State University.
The class of '96 is
racking up on col-
lege acceptance let-
ters. Good luck, Ja-
.mie, and to. the
class of 19961
The PSJHS Stu-
dent Government
Association's Pie
Auction held last Monday night,
November 20 in the Commons
Area was a huge success. The
S.G.A. earned '$1,060.50-the
most ever. Mr. Herring and"the
S.G.A. members would' like to
thank everyone who came out
and purchased a pie.

Port St. Joe Elementary School,

Honor Roll Students

Gerald Lewter, principal of
Port St. Joe Elementary School,
has released the names of stu-
Sdents who achieved placement in,
the honor rolls for the second sti
weeks grading period of the 1995-
96 school year.
Those students earning All
A's were:
Third Grade: Sheena Bell,
Kimberly Burkett, Caroline
I Capps, Michelle Mathews, Chad
Lucas, and Anna Salzer.

Fourth Grade: Collins Ab-
rams, Becky Belin, Tommy Curry,
Ashby Davis, Micah Dodson, Mol-
ly Garrett, Caycee Kennedy, Mo-
ses Medina, Randi Sasser, Cody
Strickland, and Stephen Taranti-
Fifth Grade: James Daniels,
Colleen Falbe, Margaret Gibson,
and Jonathan Wanchik.
Sixth Grade: Lisa Curry, Ma-
clain Howse, David Mathews,

Bulldog News

I Port $t. Joe Elementary School

Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our "Stu-
dents of the Week" T. J.
Maestri, Zeke Stevens, Kayleigh
Lewis,-Jake Howze, Schcora Bak-
er,, Tyler Weimorts and' Maclain
S Turkey Trot Winners
Last Wednesday, the Port St.
Joe Middle School sponsored a
Turkey Trot. Students in grades
,Jsix through eight participated in
,a mile run. We would like to con-
gratulate e thwinners in the sixth
grade division.
Girls--First Place, Anna Kate
Reynolds; Second Place, Lisa Cur-
ry; and Third Place, Maclain
Boys--First Place, Adam
"Hamm; Second Place, Isaiah Jen-
-kins, and Third Place, James
Help Our Kids Coupon
'The deadline to purchase a
Help Our Kids Coupon Check-
book has been extended until Fri-
day, December 1. The checkbook
contains 100 coupons represent-
ing the top retailers in the market
and have a retail value of at least
$500.00. Each checkbook costs
$10 with $7 going to Port St. Joe
Elementary School. If you would,
like to purchase a checkbook,
please come by Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School or call 227-1221.
Thanks for your support!
Progress Reports Sent Home .
Progress reports for the thi4
six weeks grading period will 1*
sent home on Friday, December
1. If you would like to schedule a
parent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221.
Assembly Program
There will be a Bicycle

.Launch and Ramp assembly pro-
gram on Thursday, December 7
at 1:00 in the Port St.Joe Ele-
mentary School auditorium.
P. T. 0. Christmas Store
Our P. T. 0. will sponsor a
Christmas Store during the week
of December 4-8. This gives our
students an opportunity to do
their Christmas shopping for
mom, dad and the whole family.
Please support the efforts of your
Christmas Program
Our enrichment students,
under the direction of Denise Wil-
liamis, will present a Christmas
Program on Tuesday,. December
19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Port St.
Joe Elementary School auditori-
um. Everyone is invited to attend.
Explore With Books
National Children's Book
Week was celebrated at Port St.
Joe Elementary School during the
week of November 13-17. A Book
Fair, the main event of the week,
was a huge success. All students,
many parents and friends attend-
ed this exciting event. It can cer-
tainly be said that it was "enjoyed
by all."
We would like to thank the
volunteers who were so. kind to
help us during this special week
in our school: Betty Sue Anchors,
Cynthia Wells, Clara Freeman,
Estelane O'Donnell, Nancy Brock-
man, Teresa Tomlinson and Lin-
da Wright.
World's Largest Christmas
Our P. T. O. is selling chanc-
es win, a giant Christmas stock-
ing. The cost is $1.00 and tickets
will be sold before school and
during break at the school sltre.

Carla Money, Brittany Reeves,
Anna Kate Reynolds, Heidi Wells,
Laura Wendt, and Audra Wil-
Those students earning All
A's and B's were:
Third Grade: Travis Burge,
Lacy Carter, Beth Cordova, Ryan
Craig, Jena Hogan, Lacey Frank-
lin, Anna Godwin, Jake Howse,
Coy Knox, Lacey Lowrey, Justin
Lyons, Jarrod McArdle, Kenny
McFarland, Johna Pittman, Jona-
than Roney, Sandra Roney, Jess-
lyn Rose, Jessica Ross, Kyle
Smith, Savanna Smith, Megan
Todd, Zachary Williams, and Ter-
rance Woullard.
Fourth Grade: Brittany Al-
ford, Stephen Besore, Jessica
Bland, Jessica Ford, Kale Guillot,
Ashley Haddock, Beth Haisten,
Melissa Nixon, B. J. Strickland,
Joshua Watklns, Preston Wig-
sten, and Melody Zimmerman.
Fifth Grade: Brian Bizek, Tes-
saCollins, Julia Comforter, Su-
san Ellmer, Patrick Fitzgerald,
Santana Harris, Jolie Hogan, Ste-,
phen Hoover, Jessica Howard,
Byron Jones, Chris Knox, Chris-
topher Lamb, Tessi Layfleld, Tom
Levins, E'lan Martin, Adrian Pe-
terson, Mathew Rose, Jessica
Sherrill, Bryan Thomas, Tyler
Weimorts, Bobby White, Jerome
Williams, and Tristan Williams.
Sixth Grade: Mary Amerson,
Linette Bailey, George Borden,
Ashley Bryan, Natalie Burge,
Chris Byrd, Amy Canington, San-
tiel Chambers, Dustin Crews,
Rob Dykes, Leslie Earley, Wesley
Garrett, Chad Haddock, Ben Hen-
derson, Melanie Jones, Prince
Jones, Thomas Lee, Jared Little,
Patrick Mastro, Amanda Mat-
thews, Brooke Moore, Ken Peak,
Josh Smith, Tikila Walker, Kan;
dra Williams, and Melanie Wil-

Christmas Gift Shop
atPSJ Elementary
This year the P.T.O. is spon-
soring a Christmas Gift Shop pro-
gram that offers the students a
chance to do their very own
Christmas shopping. The store
will be open December 4th
through 8th from 8:00 a.m. to
2:00 p.m. for your child's shop-
ping convenience.
There will be numerous gifts
to choose from for mom, dad,
grandparents, brothers and sis-
ters. Prices range from .10t to
$7.00. Parents are welcome to
visit and shop also. Volunteer
parents will be available each day
to assist the children as they en-
Joy this shopping season!




Does Constitution

Give Politicians

A Right to Lie?

Florida Needs to Retain Professors,
Educators and Coaches It Presently Has
Maybe Gov. Lawton Chiles and state Democratic party officials
should cite a ruling by a North Florida federal judge that politicians have
a constitutional right to lie when they go before the Ethics Commission
next month to explain their dirty tricks campaign.
Don't laugh. It's closer to the truth than average citizens like to real-
U. S. District Judge John H. Moore issued an injunction against
parts of a Fernandina Beach ordinance that prohibited town commis-
sioners from passing on "misleading, incorrect, or untrue information"
about any action taken by a majority of the board.
"It's unconstitutional," Moore said. "If Congress were to pass some-
thing like this we'd have half the Congress in prison ... because of the
things they've been saying about the Republican majority. Conversely, the
Republican majority would be in prison for what they have been saying
about the Democrats."
The chilling part of the constitutional right to lie is that the town
council-facing a potential,$100,000 law suit-voted to repeal the ordi-
There's political hypocrisy in the case, of course. The challenging suit
was brought by an outspoken retired senior citizen, a minority member of
the Fernandina Beach City Commission, who said it was just an effort of
the majority to keep him from speaking out on their actions.
You could say the ordinanceif it had been allowed to stand, gave the
majority a legal right to deny freedom of speech to minority members who
disagree with them.
This old reporter says thank God for newspapers, radio and televi-
sion. Can you imagine how slanted information would be if incumbent
politicians could control it?
It's interesting .to note some of the siiilarities of THE GAME in the
Swamp at Gainesville and the Florida Legislature at Tallahassee.
University of Florida football coacit Steve Spurrier shocked Gator
football fans (short for fanatics) and alumni a while back when they booed
a young extra point place-kicker having trouble in one of the early games.
'They boo my players, they're booing me. Maybe, they want another
football coach here," Spurrier told the news media after the game.
That was patched up, of course. After winning The Game Saturday
against the Florida State University Seminoles and giving the Gators their
first shot ever at the national championship, there's nary a' murmur of
dissatisfaction from the fanatics.
UF President John Lombardi's actions spoke louder than Spurrier's.
words. He applied for another job after the Board of Regents chastised,
him for releasing information to members of the Florida Legislature before
it was reviewed by Chancellor Charles Reed and the regents.-
Floridians don't really want to lose Dr. Lombardi, an outstanding
educator with a national reputation.
Let's hope that situation will be patched up too with him remaining
on the job where he is needed arid without the bloodletting that will occur
if lawmakers try to strip the Board of Regents of its powers by installing
a Board of Trustees at each of the state's 10 universities.
After all, the regents hired Lombardi, a qualified outsider, when many
Legislators wanted someone who was already a member of the Good Ole
Florida Club.
But if someone has to go, let it be.a Reed and not a Lombardi. How
can you expect college students to believe in free speech and independent
thought if university presidents can't voice their opinion.
And let's not hear any grumbling by the Seminole fanatics about
Coach Bobby Bowden either after their two losses so far this year. There
are only a very.few-schools around the country-who wouldn't trade coach-
les with Florida State.



from Tallahassee

Let's keep all these good guys we've got in Florida. We're lucky to have
"I don't understand how those elected officials down there can't get it
through their thick skulls that the voters in Hillsborough County aren't
in the mood for more taxes."
So said state Sen. Malcom Beard, R-Seffner to Tampa Bay area politi-
cians who wanted to impose new taxes for a football stadium.
*** *** *** ***
"We changed a way of life in Florida for thousands of people. That's
not justification for breaking the law, but the totality needs to be consid-
State Sen Rick Dantzler, D-Winter Haven, on charges some commer-
cial fishermen-put out of business by the net ban-cheated in the col-
lection of some $16 million for about 9,000 nets in the state's net buy-
back program.

Here's the Capitol News Roundup
A target goal of a successful economy in the 21st century could be the
rallying point to unify a now divided Florida, says the Reubin O'D Askew
Describing Florida as four regions in search of a state, former Gov.
Askew said common ground must be found to unite' the diversified resi-
dents as a people before they can function effectively as a state.
"It will be difficult because only 35 percent of the state's 14 million
residents are natives," Askew said at the first meeting of the institute
which bears his name.
University of Florida historian Michael Gannon said single member
districting adopted in 1980 might have fractionalized and localized the
state's political culture just about as much as it was during the "pork
chop" days of early Florida when rural northern counties controlled, the
One person, one vote reapportionment ended that political control,
but now Legislators regularly pit the state's four regions-porth, central,
southwest and southeast-against each other.
Other suggestions made at the meeting of the institute:
Develop "State of the State" reports by the people, not the govern-
Initiate Sister-City programs within the state so communities with
different backgrounds can get to know each other.
Teach through television documentaries and newspaper special ses-
sions that Florida's great diversity is a strength not a weakness.
S Learn from farmers (who have done it) how to be a community in all
of Florida.
Askew insisted the work of the institute must be non-partisan to be
successful. The some 130 selected residents from throughout the state
agreed to join with the Collins Center for Public Policy and Leadership
Florida to develop multiple strategies, including a statewide public effort
to determine the conditions needed for a successful economy in the 21st
Health Maintenance Organizatidns for people on welfare in Florida
receive $670 million a year in tax money but 40 percent of them can't
show state auditors they provide basic medical services.
In fact, an analysis by the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel has found
Medicaid HMO's-delver less than half the hospital or physicians care ren-
dered by standard Medicaid providers. .--r
Although standard Mbdicald pays medical providers a fee ,for each

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people-mostly women and children--on welfare in return for regular
medical care. The fees range from, $52 to $2,167, depending on the
patient's age, health and county.
Auditors found that some HMO's, using a variety of screening tactics,
avoid signing up sick people with costly medical problems. Nurses who
review patient charts In the plans for quality care found problems with
one out of every four cases.
The state plans to place about 1.7 million low-income Floridians in
HMS managed care as early as 1996, but Doug Cook, state director for
health care administration, says he is having second thoughts.
The' Army Corps of Engineers has approved a permit-opposed by
environmentalists-for-the 3.5 mile bridge over East Bay to connect beach
areas of Santa Rosa County with Milton and Interstate 10: Now all the
project needs Is approval from the governor and cabinet.
An agreement to channel $1 million to buy and preserve up to 2,000
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292 Ford bump log, $550 or best of-
fer. Call 639-3631. 2tp 11/30
1984 camouflage Ford Ranger pickup
truck, $800. 227-3315. Ite 11/30

'92 17'Tdecraft boat with'.trailer, 150
Johnson motor, trolling motor, fish
finder & extras. Call 904-379-8514.
Ite 11/30

2 bedroom trailer, no pets. Trash
and water furnished. Call 647-5106.
tfc 11/30"

House for Rent: 4 bdrm., 2 ba., Cape
Plantation. Port St. Joe, Call 227-
3472. 3te 11/30

2 bedroom, 1 bath house, air condi-
tioned, one year lease. Call 648-4021.
tfe 11/30

3 bedroom. I bath brick home. 120
Westcott Circle, fenced in back yard.
large utility shed. Call Stan at 229-
6709 or 229-8962. tfc 11/9
A nice, clean unfurnished two bdrm.,
1 ba. trailer, located on St. Joe Beach.
Call 647-5361. No pets. tfc 12/7
BAYOU STORAGE, units for rent
High and Dry after Opal. Located on
Hwy. C-30 next to Todd: Land Devel-
opment. Call 229-8397 or 227-2191.
tfc 12/7

MOSS CREEK APTS., 904/639-
2722..1 & 2 bedroom.apartments lo-
cated 200 Amy Circle, Wewahltchka,
FL. Rent starts at $275. Cen. air &
heat, blinds, carpeting, stove, refrig.
Equal Housing Opportunity. Hearing
Impaired number 904-472-3952.

The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port St Joe, 229-9000. tfc 12/7
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-
Tped 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.
tfe 12/7
PINE RCI E APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents stating at $245.00 per mb. 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 12/7

* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove
& refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7p.m.
Downtown Port St. Joe
Upstairs apt 517 1/2 4th St.
Stove, refrg., water provided,
$225 plus deposit: lease
S (904) 227-5443
fc 12/7

Warehouses, small and large, some
with office, suitable for small busi-
ness, 229-6200. tfc 12/7
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean,
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc 12/7

Yard Sale: corer of 4th & Georgia
Ave., Mexico Beach. Children's
clothes & toys. Many other items. See
what you need, 8:00 12:00 EST.

Back Porch Sale: Saturday, Dec. 2nd.;
213 9th St. 8:00 till 12:00. Two fami-, .
lies. Toys, clothes, and household
items. Itp 11/30
Yard Sale: Dec. 2, several families, 9
am. CST, 17th St., Mexico Beach. El'
Governor Campground. Itc 11/30'

Yard Sale: 102 Liberty St. Children's
clothing, shoes and odds and ends.;
am. till 12:00, Saturday, Dec. 2.
Yard Sale: 207 Arkansas Dr., Mexico
Beach, 8th St. to stop sign, left, next
street is Arkansas. Also signs. Hand:
and garden tools, household items,
express wagon, bicycles, rain trees, in
pots and other plants. Lots of things
for Christmas, pictures, lamps, nick-
nacks, etc. Rain or shine. Itp 11/30
Yard Sale: Saturday, Dec.. 2, 7:30 -
11:30, 107 Yaupon St (first street
past 21st St. off Monument). Rain
cancels. Itp 11/30'
Multi-family Sale: 8 a.m. 12 noon,
607 Woodward Ave. Saturday, Dec. 2,
:baby adult size clothes, toys, linens,'
train set, play pen, car seat, lots
more. Itc 11/30

Yard Sale: 205 Third St., Mexico
Beach. Something for everyone, 8
a.m. CST, Friday, Dec. 1. Rain date,.
Dec. 8. Itc 11/30.

Multi-family Yard Sale, Fri., Sat., Dec.
Ist and 2nd, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 815
Marvin Ave. Motorless treadmill w/
headphone cassette, Flowbee haircut-
ting system, 6 pc. ,living room set,
folding wheelchair w/adj. footrest, full
bedspread w/drapes, 86x70", 1 pr.,
new ceiling lights, men's pants, 38
and 40, men's shirts L and XL, wom-
en's 'clothes 9-20, men's & ladies'
shoes, books & much,much more.
Itp 11/30
Yard Sale: Sat., Dec. 2, 8:006 till
12:00. Women's large clothes, men's
clothes, books and a lot more. 405
Cape Plantation. Itp 11/30

Back yard Sale: Children's toys and
clothes, Dec. 2, 8 am. 611 Marvin
Moving Sale: 1606 Marvin Ave. Satur-
day, Dec. 23, 98 a.m. until. No early
sales. Sewing machine, exercise bike,
furniture and much more. Itc 11/30
Garage Sale, Saturday, 8:00 1:00.
1908 Cypress Ave. Children's clothes,
lots of toys, children's bike, bar
stools, Rain or shine. No early sales.
Multi-family Yard Sale Bayou Stor-
age Units, Hwy. C-30 (between Tom
Todd Realty and Todd Land Develop-
ment). Sat., Dec. 2nd, 8 am. (EST) to
?, Look for signs. New and used
items. Christmas decor, ladies cloth-
ing (size XS XL), men's clothing (size
L-XL), shoes, sheets, dishes, new
queen size comforter set end tables,
chest of drawers (3), TV stand, cheval
mirror, couch, blinds; framed pic-
tures, kitchen utensils, pots and
pans, ski machine, smoker, misc.
glassware, trinkets and much, much
more. "One man's junk 'is another
man's treasure". Don't miss this onel
Christmas Craft Sale, Saturday, Dec.
2, 8-10 a.m. CST, 102A S. 26thSt.,
Mexico Beach. Rain cancels.

Garage Sale:-2111 Palm Blvd. Friday
and Saturday, 8 a.m. until. No early'
sales. Itc 11/30'

Garage Sale: Sally's handknit Christ-
mas gifts for the entire family and
. garage sale. Pruning shredder; aquar-
Sium stand, chest and 'misc. items.
Friday Sunday, 135 Ponce de Leon,
St. Joe Beach. 647-8913. Iltc 11/30
yard Sale, 2108 Long Ave. Saturday,
Dec. 2nd. Clothes, baby clothes,
misc. 8:00 am. till noon. ltp
Yard Sale: 135 Columbus St.. St. Joe
Beach, Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. 4
p.m. Ig. quantity household goods In-
cluding side-by-side refrig., sm. appli-
ances,, china glass, home accents. No
:clothing, no children's items.

Mental Health Technician: Gulf
County Guidance Clinic, Inc. has an
immediate opening for a social work-
er, counselor, or family therapist. Du-
ties: outpatient mental health services
with adults and children; interviewing
and evaluation; individual, group,
family treatment; case management,
on-call rotation, and light supervisor
responsibilities. HRS screening neces-
sary. Masters or Ph.D. in social work,
psychology, family therapy or coun-
seling required. Applicants must be
experienced in a mental health setting
or licensed. Apply to: Edwin R. Alles,
Executive Director, Gulf County Guid-
ance Clinic, Inc., 311 Williams Ave.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. E.O.E.
Experienced property inspector/
mortgage inspector. Send experience
to: P. O. Box 330871, Atlantic Beach,
FL 32233. 2tc 11/23
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
Ssist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
Part time. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfc 12/7.

Drivers top pay :solo &
teams. Pay for exp. 3 raises In
1st yr. Bonuses, benefits,
profit sharing, paid orienta-
tion. Dir. DepoSit avail. As-
signed equip. jyou take home.
Grads welcome! 22 w/1 yr.
OTR/CDL'A'. McClendon 1-
800-633-0550, ext ES-64.
-Itp 11/30

1989 14'x70' mobile home for sale. 2
bedrooms, 2 full baths, fireplace, ch/
a, cathedral ceiling, wood siding,
$13,300. 639-3631. 2tp 11/30
Contemporary oak dining room table
and buffet with light, $800. 227-
2067. Itp 11/30
Pearson Bushmaster compound bow,
65 lb. pull; 50% let off, lots of acces-
sories, sacrifice at $125. Call after 5
p.m., 227-7406. Itd 11/30
Refrigerator, Magic Chef with icemak-
er, $400. 7 Christmas tree. $50. 227-
2140 after 4 p.m. Ito 11/30
One Colt Python 375; one Intratec 9
mm, 7 shot; one oak 7-gun case. Call
227-3100. ltc 11/30
55 gal. aquarium w/wrought Iron
stand, complete with fish. 647-8307
or827-2818. :2tc 11/30
Blue couch, chair & recliner set, good
cond., $150; 1 dryer, runs good $40;
washing machine, runs good, $75;
square butcher block table w/2
stools, good cond., $35; 3 drawer
chest, maple color $15;. Queen Anne
style TV/VCR, cherry color, $30; 4 J.
C. Penney floral skirted chair pads
set $20. Call 229-6155 after 6:00 or
229-6999, ask for Tamara.
Itc 11/30


End of Summer Blues? Don't worry ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
; about leaving your home empty. Let Port St. Joe Serenity Group
S Pet & Property-Tenders do. routine -,-4--Open-Meeting.-Sunday 4:00 p.m.
property checp. Call ,Joey & Marie Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Romanelll. 229-1605. tfc 10/5 Thursday. 8:00 p.m.
Port St. Joe Lodge No. 11 Thurs.. 8:00 p.m.
Reg. Stated Communication Tues. &Thurs. meetings at Ist United
1st and 3rd Thursday of each Methodist Church, PSJ

month, 8:00 p.m.. Masonic Hall,
S 214 Reid Ave.
Marlen Taylor, W.M.
Bill Jordon. Sec.
pd. thru 95
Surfide Serenity Group, Ist United
Methodist Church. 22nd SL. Mexico
Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday 7:30.
All times central. 647-8054.

D&B Auto Repair
140 Helen Dr., Wewahitchka
Now Open to Serve Wewahitchka
and the Surrounding Communities.
Mention this ad for 10% Discount.
ltD 11/9

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

Phone 227-1782
Cuts, Color, Frosting, Perms

Betty's Beauty Salon
"A Family Salon"
311 Madison St. Betty Heath
Oak Grove Owner/Mgr.

29 Years Experience
7229 Deerhaven Road, P.C.,,,,6

"Catering to All Your Lann Service Needs'
Free Estimates
Call 229-6435 to 4/6

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

220 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
New & Used Clothing:
for the Entire Family.
Accessories and Misc. Items. V4/
(r /

"The Lttle House with the Big Deals"
Corer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12

25 Years Experience P. O. Box 13675
SMexico Beach

STTotal Pride Pest Control
DonneMatthews Locally Owned and Operated648-3018
Donnie Matthews. 648-3018

Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer

LIC n Rf'Xr0'-3), '42
ER 0011618

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821

Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterlan1
Church; Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00.-AA meets Monday
'and Thiirsday at 7:00.

G.o. I F.T S
A.eIFTS ce/

321 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL
(across from Costih's Insurance)

All Type Electrical Work'
24 Hr. Service ,
UC. #ER0013168 .INSURED

Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lie. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
91p V130

Average Stump $10.00
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
tfo 4/6


C.J.'s Lawn

Serving Mexico Beach, St Joe Beach,
S Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
'I will work for YOU!" CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach, FL
(904) 648-8492

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

I Lawnmowers
I. *Weedeaters I
Tillers I
I Chain Saws I
Engine Sale I

I 706 Ist St. St. Joe I
I 227-2112
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Complimentary facial by .Sharnon
_. Walding, Independ Beauty.CQ9 nsP
tant. Mary Iay Cosmetics. Inc. Earn
free products, shop for birthdays, an-
niversaries & Christmas. Giftwrap
and delivery available. Call anytime,
(904) 229-8540. 4tp 11/9

Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.,
Rt. 2. Box A1C, Port St. Joe
Phone 229-6018


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

29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
fc 4/6


Mower & Saw Repair

New & Used Sales
& Service
Buy & Sell Used
Lawn & Farm Equipment

328 Reid Ave.

Having a Christmas party, need enter-. :
tainment?' Chrstxa.st&Uagsgamgf g -.
-61Tk'by ris. Mak9 your holiday special.
Booking fast, make your appointment
today call 229-8241. Have a Merry
Christmas and Joyous New Yearl
4te 11/9

RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
tfc 7/6

; 9 -

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

Allen Norris

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Catherine L. Collier
Indenpendent Sales Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460

SResidential. Custom Wood
SCommercial Industrial

A 8 R Mechanical
secew/Ip re rgag
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN.#593115646 9004) 647-4047


321 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


: Nelson, Rainbird and Toro

SFree Estimates and Design
* 229-8786 Chuck Smith 229-8536

Well Drilling & Pump Service
St. Lie. #3075

Croska Williamson P. 0. Box 1173
639-2548 Wewahitchka, FL 32465

Need Help with Opal Recovery? CallX

for Security Checks on your property as often as needed
* We'll meet with your repair people so they'll have access to your property and help
coordinate your recovery
* We can care for your pets, water your plants, clean up your home, bring in your mail.
* You tell us what you need. Call Joe and Marie Romanelli
(904) 229-1065 tflo/2

Business and Personal
Financial and Estate Planning

Office (904) 229-9292
Home (904) 227-3230

Payroll Preparation
Bookkeeping Service

410 Long Ave.
P. 0. Box 602
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

., RATES: .
Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words, .
5c for each additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours. .
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Accounting and Income Tax Service

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Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
Chapter 865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned
Intends to register with the Division of Corpora-
tlorns 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-
MAILING ADDRESS: 2457 Highway 71 North, We-
wahltchka. Florida 32465.
OWNER(S): Robert A. Sutton.
Itp, November 30, 1995.

Craftsman tools and Die Hard bat-
teries are available now at Western
Auto Store, 219 Reid Ave. 227-1105.
tfc 12/7

Western Auto Special. Computer spin
balance 4 tires and tire rotation.
$19.95. 227-1105. tfc 12/7
Mushroom Compost, $15 yard, any-
time, 648-5165. tfe 12/7
Port St. Joe Western Auto now hon-
oring entire Panama City Western
Auto company store advertised sale
prices. 227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.
tfe 12/7

Heavy duty work table on wheels,
$25; shower curtain w/rod, like new,
$25; Sears car top carrier $25; 300
yellow brick new $100; ten 4"x8"x12'
cypress, $100; Panasonic VCR $50,
two CRI phones, $100 each. 1001
Woodward Ave. 227-1255. ltp 11/30'
Victorian living room set, hand carved
roses, 6 pieces, $4,500. Victorian din-
ing room set, table, 6 chairs, buffet
w/chlna cabinet.' 2 fern stands,
$6,500. Call 229-6825 for more infor-
mation. Itp 11/30
Standard size pool table 4'x8' w/cues
and cue rack, 4150. Unopened "Win-
dows 95" 3"x5" diskettes,never used,
1/2 off store prices, $45. Alpine stair-
climber with timer, $75. 647-3354.
Itp 11/30
12'x60' 2 bedroom. 2 bath mobile
home, 54.500. Call 639-5156.
2tp 11/23
Camper shell for small truck, excel-
lent condition, $100. 229-8578 after
5:00 p.m.
Aluminum awnings for windows.
Make offer. Also queen size waterbed
with lighted headboard, heater and
rails, in excellent condition. $150.
Call 227-3412 or 229-6343 after 5:00.
CAST NETS, taking orders for Christ-
mas. Evenings. 229-6604. tfc 12/7
Rainbow vacuum cleaner & Aqua
Mate carpet cleaner, excellent condi-
tion. $550 firm. Call 229-8978 after
5:30 p.m. tfc 8/17
Guaranteed ladies' and men. high
quality fashion Jewelry at reasonable
prices. 229-8433. 26tp 8/3

new and refurbished name
brands. Sat:, 12-16. Call for
details: Wade Clark Auctions
AB1239. AU 1737, AU1743.
2tc 11/23

FREE to a good home, male shepherd
puppy, 6 weeks old, 227-3409.
FREE kittens, white male, black and
orange female, grey tabby, female.
227-7523. ltp 11/30
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfc 12/7

your home pet sitting by Joey and
MarieRomanelli, 229-1065. tfc.12/7'

Howard Creek, Murphy Rd., 3 bdrm.,
2 ba., 1,850 sq. ft., cen. h&a, fans,
carpet, fireplace, porches, double car-
port, vinyl & stone siding, plenty stor-
age. Come see, make offer. 827-1725
oi- 827-6855. 4tp 11/30
Boardwalk, Cape San Bias. 2 bdrm.,
2 ba. loft, 3 decks, 8119.000. Call'
229-8437. 8tp 11/23

Retirement or Second Home in North
Florida. Real country living, but still
only 10 miles from Mexico Beach on
the Gulf. Approx. 1800 sq. ft home
less than 4 yrs. old includes 2 BR, 2
ba., dining rm., kit, Ut rm, 24x24 liv.
rm, glassed in porch, 24x14 covered
patio, ch&a, ref., stove, d.w., micro-
wave, ceil. fans, 2 car garage, chain
link fence, until. underground, This
property also has a mother-in-law
apt. attached to garage, approx. 800
sq. ft. w/liv. rm, dining-kit combo, 1g.
bdrm., full Ig. bath, closet ch&a, ref.,
d.w., stove, micro. Also a new open
shed 50x28 w/concrete floor, 10x10
tool rin., another bldg., 10x20 for
shop or lawn equip. The property (1
acre) is located 1.5 miles from Intra-
coastal Waterway in the area of Over-
street, FL off of Hwy. 386. House
empty, ready to move in, w/drapes,
wall to wall carpet. Asking $84,500.
Contact owner in Chatt., TN at 423-
332-1668, or Bill Carr, locally Port St
Joe, 229-6061. tfc 12/7

IN RE: The Marriage of
Wife/Petitioner. CASE NO. 95-368 CA
200 Park Avenue
Brevard. North Carolina 28712,
for dissolution of marriage has been Aled against

1990 Fleetwood doublewide 24'x56'
vinyl sided and underpinned, 3
bdrm., 2 ba., Ig. living rm., ceiling
fans, walk-in closets & pantry, cen.
heat & air, fireplace (never used), ap-
ph. included. (Excellent condition).
Lot 79'x239' w/deep well & shallow
well, outside shop & covered shed. Lo-
cated at 109 W. Rogers St $35,000.
227-2012. ltp 11/30
1992 14'x70' Cavalier mobile home on
75'x150 comer lot, 211 Court St, St
Joe Beach. For more information 647-
3122. 4tc 11/9

Handyman Special. 3 bdrm., 2 bath
shell house, beautiful 1/2 acre. C-30
south Cape San Bias area. Reason-
ably priced. Financing available. 227-
7606. tfc 12/7

Mexico Beach, 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 ba.,
300' off Gulf, $455. 647-3461, or 648-
5328.. tfe 12/7
2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, corner lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 229-6042. tfc 11/9

For sale by owner: two. story new
home, 2048 sq.,ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16'with gar-
den tub, sunken.den w/flreplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. pd. thru 12/95
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. : fc 12/7
Half acre lots for sale, Hwy. 386,
Overstreet. Creekvlew Subd.. $500
down. $96.48 ,per, mopth, 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
.6031. tfc 12/7
1/2 acre lot with septic tank, $9,500.
Overstreet Road; Owner financing,
227-2020, ask for Billy. tfc 12/7
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south ofWewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 12/7

For sale by owner: 3 bdrm., house,
Ig. corner lot, fenced yd., double car-
port, fp, cen. h&a, new kitchen, cefl-
ing fans, great rm. Good high loca-
tion, corer 21st and Long Ave.
Double insulated windows. $75,000
obo. ALSO 1 acre fenced with grass,
stocked pond, fence and barn, Ponde-
rosa pines, 229-6673. tfe 12/7

SALE, nice stucco 3 bdrm., 2
ba.; Lanal w/heated pool; gar-
age & storage bldg. $110,000.
206 Narvaez St.
tfc 12/7

Want a Lot on the Gulf?
High and Dry?
Plenty of Room?
Yes, Yes, Yes
and it won't last long!
FRONT. Large Beautiful Lot;
your private walk to the Beach,
122' Highway front' x 130'
dee. (approx. 1/3 acre) Zoned
Commercial or Residential
with Great View of the Gulf, Two
Septics, Well, Water and Electric-
ity. Garage or Warehouse, con-
crete block with brick (1200 sq.
ft.)..with several improvements.
(new roof; 1994) Many possibili-
ties for easy development of your
own private home site. Possible
Terms! $132,950.00***647-8080
tfc 12/7

Beautiful Shaded Corer
Lot with an Excellent view
of the Gulf. Current
survey and perk test for
septic tank that has been
approved for a four
bedroom home in a quiet
neighborhood. Lot 24,
Block 4, Unit 11 is 80.5'
by 83.25' x 100' x 46.6'
located on the corer of
Sea Street and Azalea.
Cleared, ready to build.
(Best Value on the Beach)
tfc 12/7

you and you are required to serve a copy ol your
written defenses, If any, to this action on DAVID C.
GASKIN, ESQ., Petitioners attorney, whose ad-
dress Is Post Office Box 15, Wewahltchla. Florida
32465. on or before the 15th day of December,
1995, and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on plaintiffs attorney or
Immediately thereafter otherwise a default ll be
entered against you for the relief demanded In the
WITNESS my hand and seal of this court on
November 9, 1905.
/s/Benny C. Ulster
clerk of Circuit Court
4tc, Nov. 16. 23, and 30 and Dec. 7, 1995.
BID NO. 9508808
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any qualified person,
company, or corporation Inrster d in constructing
the following project
1995 Bond Road Paving Program
Gulf County, Florida
Plans and specfication an be.obtalned at Preble-
Rish, Inc., 326 eid Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, (904) 227-7200. The bid must conform to
Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public en-
tity crimes.
Completion date for this project will be 180 days
from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to
the successful bidder.
Liquldated damages for failure to complete the pro-
Ject on the specified date will be set at 8100.00 per
Please indicate on envelope that this Is a sealed
bid, the bid number and what the bid is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m.. Eastern Stan-
dard lime, on December 20. 1995 at the Gulf
County Clerk of, the Court's Office, 100 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and will be
opened and read aloud on December 20, 1995, at
5:00 p.m.. Eastern Standard Time. The Board re-
serves the right to reject any and all bids.
Costs for Plans and SpedRcations will be $250.00
per set and is non-reiundable. Checks should be
made payable to PREBLE-RISH. INC.
Stc, November 30 and December 7 & 14, 1995.
.ID NO. 906-00
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, will receive sealed bids from any

Project Graduation

Barbecue Saturday
Project Graduation 1996 will
be serving barbecue ribs and
chicken this Saturday, December
Local master chef, Paul Gant
will be firing up the grills for this
worthy cause in Frank Pate Park
in Port St. Joe. He and his capa-
ble assistants will be preparing
for sale rib slabs for only. $12.00
each and whole chickens for

person, company, or corporation Interested In per-
forming the following services for Gulf County:
Construction of emergency berns at siz
(e) locations on the coutal area of
oulf County. Complete plans and speil-
S lcalons of the work to be performed
re available at Preble-Rish, Inc.; 2
Reid Avenue; Port St. Joe, FL 82456.
Plans and specflcatlons can be picked
up or viewed at Preble-Rish. Inc. be-
tween the hour of 8:00 AM and 5:00
PM T Monday-Friday (Exoluding holl-
Liqudated damages ror failure to deliver unit on
* specified date wll be acset at 825 00 per day.
Please Indicate on envelope that this Is a Sealed
Bid, the Bid Number, and what the bid Is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 P.M., Eastern
lime, December 12, 1995, at the office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The
Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
BY: /s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
3tc, November 23 and 30 and December 7, 1995.

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After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 904-229-1070,
Brenda Miller, Salesperson, 904/648-5435
BEACH. Neat as a pin! Two
story 3 bedroom, 2 bath
frame with approximately
1238 sq. ft. of heated &
cooled living space. Nestled
on 2 highly elevated
75x150' lots that are 1 1/
2 blocks to a dedicated
beach. Home is a great rm.
design w/the kitchen, din-
ing nook,. great, room, mas-
ter bd., master bath, and
laundry closet downstairs.-i
Upstairs there is a loft/studio. 2 bdrms.. bathroom, and a nice wooden
deck. Home is equipped w/cen. h&a, range, refrigerator, washer, dryer, dish-
washer, microwave, attic fan, and, ceiling fan. Also, there is a detached gar-
age that has plenty of storage space inside. Yard is tastefully landscaped
,and, also has an irrigation well. All this and more for just .... $79,500.00.
Call Jay Rish today for a showing at your convenience.
COUNTRY CLUB ROAD, Very nice lot on the If course, impressive neigh-
borhood. Lot 7Q S[Bo' AS eph i tjt.' by 250 +. Has
city water and ilI illable. eobrdtng. Call Jay Rish
for information. Price, $22,500.00.
NORTH CANAL DR., OVERSTREET, FL. If youhave always wanted a place to
privately moor your boat, this is it! Beautiful 1/2 acre on the Intracoastal
Waterway with home and 100' of frontage. Home is a 3 bd., 2 ba. beauty
w/a breathtaking view of the Intracoastal Waterway. Large den with fireplace
and ceiling fans that conncts to a sitting room/areezeway. There is also a
nice living room rp rn pac-'t I h liances and
a Water softener.dul w/out S fo odr hedHome is
covered in siding for low maintenance. Small docking facility with great po--
tential. Also, one side of the property is bordered by St, Joe Paper Company.
.Don't let this unique waterfront property pass you by because it won't last
Waterfront parcel that is' contiguous to the above mentioned property, Al-,
most 150' on the Intracoastal Waterway that could be your dream building
site. Heavily wooded and high and dry. Minimal marsh grass. This is a boat-
er's dream come true. OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE, $59,500.00.
124 HUNTER CIRCLE, PORT ST. JOE. Very nice 4 br/2 ba. brick home nes-
tled among large oaks on a deep lot. Home is a great room design w/a
beautiful brick fireplace. Nice kitchen w/all the major appliances and a bar
for eating. Also, there are lots otcabinets and storage space in the kitchen
& throughout the house oie other
bedrooms and has its ok yaece wired
workshop as well as a dog pen. if you are wanting to move up to a nicer
.home or are looking for a home in a nice quiet neighborhood, then this is it!
Priced to sell at $74,500.00. Call Jay Rish, Associate Broker, for a showing
at your convenience.
75' x 100' lot 15% down with low monthly payments. Owner financingll
ONLY $10,000.111 Needs some fill. Call Jay Rish.

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