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: December 7, 1995
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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USPS 518-880





City Hires Webb and Assoc.

to Administer CDBG Grant

To Conduct Major Face-Lift on Downtown Port St. Joe

Al Ray, behind truck; Raymond Holland,
In boom bucket and Jimmy Griffin, adjust-
ing lights, put finishing touches on the

City's "Tree of Lights," getting it ready for
the Christmas festivities this Saturday. May-
or Pate will light the tree after the parade.

Santa Claus Is Coming

To Town

. Saturday
@ r

Full Day of Entertainment, Rides, Games, Music, Running,
Arts & Crafts Festival Are Also On Tap For Saturday, Sunday

Port St. Joe will be host to a
week end full of activities and an,
early season visit from old Santa
Claus. The city is rolling out the
red carpet for the jolly old elf and
is welcoming him with the 6th
annual arts and crafts festival, a
5K run and a one mile "fun run".
The runs will start the day of
activities Saturday, starting from
First Union Park at the comer of
Fifth Street and Monument Ave-
The arts and crafts :festival,
which was postponed by Hurri-
cane Opal in October, will be held
in both the First Union Bank
Park and adjacent Frank Pate
Park at the same location.
Sponsored annually by the
Chamber of Commerce, the festi-
val is the biggest ever this year,
according to Chamber of Com-
merce manager Tamara Laine.
'We have so much interest in this
festival we might just consider
having it in conjunction with the
Christmas parade activities every
year" she said. The Chamber
sponsors the arts and crafts festi-
The festival will be a two day
event, starting at 10:00 on Satur-
day and being staged Sunday af-
ternoon from 12 noon to 4:00
After a full day of activities,
old Santa Claus will arrive in a
giant parade in downtown Port
St Joe at 5:00 p.m.
The parade will feature
bands, the Shriners and their an-
tics with motor scooters and oth-
er acts, floats decorated cars,
marching groups and, of course,

Santa Claus.
Following the parade a tree
lighting ceremony will be held at
the corner of Reid Avenue and
Fifth Street when Mayor Frank
Pated will officially throw the
switch on the City's Christmas
tree of lights.
There will be entertainment
provided for all ages throughout
the day, with the emphasis being
on the kids. Children's activities
will include horseback rides from
11 am. to 2 p.m., face painting,
making Christmas tree orna-
ments for children under 13
years of age, games, moonwalk,
and several rides being provided.
Most of the entertainment will be
free. A small admission will be
charged by some events.
There will be entertainment
for all ages provided during the
day also. Music and singing by
Kyle and George gospel duo from
noon to 3:00; The North Port St.
Joe Choir from 10:30 to 10:45;
Gloria and Friends at 11:00;
Songs by Janet Hogan at 11:30;
Youth trio of the First Baptist
Church at 2:00; Cindy's Darling
Dolls. at 2:30; Long Avenue Bap-
tist Bell Choir from 3:00 to 3:30,
only to name some of the events.
The Garden Club is sponsor-
ing a huge model train show in
the Port Inn Sun Room, directly
across the street from the Festival
grounds from 11:00 to 4:00 p.m.
A model train will be given away
following the show.
It will be a big day in Port St.
Joe this Saturday, all day long, as
the Merchants Association spon-
sors these activities too kick off
the Christmas shopping season
in the city.

S Port St. Joe's City Commis-
sioner hired Julian Webb and As-
sociates to administer the
$854,410 CDBG grant recently
awarded for downtown redevelop-
ment in Tuesday evenings regular
SFour firms had submitted
proposals to the board seeking to
administer the grand funds which
include $600,000 in grant money.
plus $254,410 in matching funds
from the city. Chamber of Com-
merce, and Florida Power Compa-
The project calls for a general
face-lift of the downtown area
with the most obvious work being
done on Reld Avenue.
Sidewalks, streets and light-
ing will be reworked and im-
proved to create a pedestrian mall
atmosphere along Reid Avenue.
Storm water drainage and addi-
tional road resurfacing will also
be done throughout the down-
town area.
The board unanimously
awarded Julian Webb and Asso-
ciates the proposal after spending
several minutes evaluating the
four applications according to a
state-wide scoring system.
Webb told the board he
would begin work on the project
as soon as possible, advising
them the next step would be to
hire an engineering firm to final-
ize plans for the project.
He also stated that commer-
cial revitalization project of this
size usually takes around three
years to complete.
The board plans to hire an
-engineer iin'January and start
.4ioti~.n "theT'project early next,
Hold Final Public Hearing to Opt-
Out of Florida Retirement System
The board completed the final
necessary step for them to opt
out of the Florida Retirement Sys-
tem (FRS) Tuesday, holding their
final public hearing on the Issue.
No objections were made to
: the proposal during either of the
two public earnings prompting
the board to unanimously adopt
ordinances to opt-out of the FRS
and establish their own retire-
ment for city employees hired af-
ter January 1, 1996. The board's
actions In no way affects current
employees, who will continue un-
der the FRS, but future employ-
- ees will fall under the new city-
l run service offering the same and
in some cases better benefits at a

"Santa's Mail Box" stands at the corner of Reid Avenue
and Fifth Street, waiting for those letters to Santa.

considerable savings to the city.
In Other Business
*The board agreed to look
into a sewer main problem on
Ninth Street as requested by Mar-
vin Jones, who advised the board
of an on-going flow problem. Pub-

Ei. C> 2:, C. &- 4 SV

lic Works Superintendent Frank
Healy advised the board that his
crews had cleared grease out of
the lines twice recently and were
keeping a close eye on the prob-
lem to try and determine a cause
(See CITY HIRES on Page 3)

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Police Chief Carl Richter shows a plaque the City re-
ceived last week, commemorating its eighth consecutive
year of no pedestrian deaths.

Safe Walking For City
The City of Port St. our city for fatality-free
Joe was presented last pedestrian safety.

weex with its eight
consecutive Pedestria
Safety Citation Plaqu
from the 56th Annu
Pedestrian Protectio
Program recognizing

Mail Letters

To Santa;

Get Answer
A new, additional wrinkle is
being placed on writing letters
to Santa Claus this year in Port
St. Joe. All the letters will still
be printed in The Star's Christ-
,mas week issue, but getting the
letters to Santa has taken on a
new dimension.
A mail box, with connec-
tions direct to Santa at the
North Pole, has been set up
near the city Christmas tree for
kids to mail their letters in.
The letters will be sent to
Santa who will personally an-
swer all correspondence which
contains a self-addressed
stamped envelope. The letters
will be forwarded from Santa to
The Star for printing.
Deadline for mailing Santa
letters to receive a reply from
the jolly old gentleman will be
Monday, December 18. So, get
busy writing, kids!

m AAA's Pedestrian
Le Protection Program
al seeks safer conditions
)n for pedestrians through
2g engineers, police oand
safety organizations.
The program began in
1939 in response to pe-
destrian fatalities that
had reached 12,400 per
year. That number has
steadily declined and in
1994 was reduced to
5,472 annually.
Port St. Joe's last
pedestrian fatality oc-
curred in 1987.


Bridge Being

The County Commission has
settled on a name for the new
Overstreet Bridge and will official-
ly name it 'W. G. Hardy, Sr.,
Bridge" in an official ceremony to
be held Wednesday, December 13
at 2:00 p.m., ET.
The public is invited to at-
Hardy was a pioneer citizen
of Overstreet and lived there for
many years.
Senator Pat Thomas, Repre-
sentative Robert Trammell, Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce
representatives, Department of
Transportation officials, Gulf
County Commissioners and other
county constitutional officers will
be attending the ceremony.
The dedication activities will
take place on the north side of
the bridge, which crosses the In-
tracoastal Waterway on Highway
C-386, Overstreet.



. . . . . .



Santa's Coming

IT'S CHRISTMAS PARADE time this Saturday and every-
body responsible for producing the parade is getting in a hustle
and bustle to get the show on the road. Floats are being built.
entries in the parade are being solicited and placed in the line-
up. Santa's annual visit is being arranged for and everything be-
ing situated to make his visit trouble-free and make him availa-
ble to all the kids who come out to visit with him.
The town has been and is being decorated, even as we write.
to put on our best possible appearance for the annual event. We
know several people have worked long, hard and faithfully to
make the arrangements for the parade and make it one of the
highlights of the Christmas season here in Port St. Joe.
We know it will not be a "Macy's parade" but it is usually a
pretty darned nice parade for a small town to produce and
present for its people and just as much "horsepower" is put in
the Port St. Joe parade as is put into the Macy's parade. There
just aren't as many horses involved in the work.
THE PARADE THIS year will be accompanied by the annual
arts and crafts festival, also. You remember the arts and crafts
festival .. that activity which was blown out by an unexpected
visitor named Hurricane Opal. Well, it didn't get lost or de-
stroyed. It will be here this Saturday, to compliment the Christ-
mas parade or the Christmas parade will compliment the
arts and crafts festival ... whichever way you want to look at it.

Regardless of how you view the event, this year's Christmas
Happening should be a real stem winder!
With two highly popular events going on at the same time, it
should provide our people with double the impetus to want to at-
tend and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
AND, OF COURSE we don't want you to forget who is mak-
ing all this possible through production, arrangements, plan-
ning, paying:for and cleaning up after. It's your merchants, your
Chamber of Commerce, your City [which is you].
SThe special day this year promises to have something for all
ages to enjoy all day long, so you plan on being there. Hear?
Yes, here in downtown Port St. Joe.

NOW, ISN'T THAT just like something you would .expect
from the government? The same rules for, county commission
districts and the criteria for the makeup of school board districts
in the same county, in the same state, aren't the same. Gulf
County and every other county--in Florida, at least-are looked
at with a scrutinous eye every 10 years to make sure every per-
son in the county has an equal amount of representation on the
county board.
Wouldn't you think the same criteria should be required of
the school board as well? You naturally would think so. Not so!
The school board surely has its own set of restrictions for the
; make-up of its membership, but you can rest assured restric-
tions do certainly exist..
SO, HOW IS ONE to operate a simple uncluttered county
government, given its need for periodic elections if we aren't all
operating on the same wave-length? Are we going to provide a
school board ballot and a different county commission ballot at
election time because individual members of the two boards are
not representing the same bunch of folks? It's bad enough and
confusing enough providing voting opportunities and informa-
tion to the people of the county now, what with the single mem-
ber district concept, but if every board's district set-up is also
different, elections would be like a giant jig-saw puzzle for clarity
of who represents what or whom.
GULF COUNTY PRESENTLY AND historically has had con-
current districts. They were somewhat easy to keep up with and
know who is represented by whom. But mix a requirement of
two interpretations of what makes up equal districts and one
has a big confusing mess! We have one right here in Gulf
County. The county commission is under mandate to re-
apportion its county commission districts whileit is not being
required to re-apportion its school board districts. ? :
The one board is reluctant to under-go the confusion of re-
apportionment if it is not being required to do so. If one board is
required to re-apportion to meet government guidelines doesn't
it stand to simple reason the other government should also be
required to do so? Don't both boards serve the same county; the
same people?
Why must we always do things the hard way? We suppose it
is the best way to keep things in an uproar all the time.

"Come to Memphis," she says.
"We'll go to a hockey game." she
says. The whole family is going
to be here," she says. -We'll have
some great laughs," she says.
Jo Blair is one of Cathy's
younger sisters. Come to think of
it, they're all younger than Cathy!
Jo is the organized younger sib-
ling. I think she planned this
weekend after Thanksgiving -
get together at my house -
in Memphis sometime back ii
We loaded up the car and.
headed out for the Queen City. If
a sister calls-we go. That's writ-
ten in stone somewhere .. ... ._
"Why can't we just meet 'em
half way?" Good orl Jess! That's
exactly what I would have asked
had I been in a questioning posi-

Tunker Down with Kes

by Kesley Colbert

Sister-In-Law Poisons Entire Family

tion. 'Course, as you well know.
the son can ask lots of things
that the husband better not dare
even think.....
"Son," I could tell we were
both about to get the full story.
.your Aunt Jo Blair has a four
month old baby. They can't take
little Catherine just anywhere
quite yet You will start your own
family some day and you'll under-
stand. Catherine is a big reason
for the visit-you know they
named her after......
Jess was sound asleep .
or feinting a sound sleep; I busied
myself with the cruise control
and turned up Merle.
They only hugged and
squealed and giggled for fifteen
minutes--they cut the greeting
short because Cathy "had" to get
her hands on little Catherine.
"She's asleep now. I finally
got her down right before ya'll-"
"I'll just peek in on her ... .
Cathy disappeared into the
baby's room and reappeared in
seconds with a startled four
month old, "she's not asleep."

I looked at Jess. I wanted him
to say. "Not nowl" But he chick-
ened out.
The first fight in the hockey
game took place two minutes, 48
seconds into the opening period.
Before the night was over, six
players were thrown out, nine
others spent time in the penalty
box, two required stitches, every
player that skated by me had
anywhere from one to five front
teeth missing and the police had
to restrain two ladies from going
"over the glass" to get one of the
officials after a poor high sticking
call. Ice hockey was about like I
thought it would be .....
It was late when we got back
to the house. Cathy was still
holding little Catherine. Jo Blair
was eating and talking. Every-
thing here was normal too.
Catherine is an early riser.
The next morning found us alone
in the den. She was lying on her
back, under some contraption
that had plastic balls, airplanes,
blocks-all kinds of things-
.hanging down in front of her. It

looked fascinatng. I don't remem-
ber anything like this when my
boys were small. I wondered If
you could get all the shapes mov-
ing at one time .....
"Move over girl! I slid in be-
side her and gave the banana and
the airplane a twirl .You
know, Catherine, this whole fami-
ly is nuts. Me and your Dad and
maybe Leonard are the only sane
ones in the whole group. I tried to
warn your Dad but you can't tell
anybody You just have to experi-
ence it It Will be the same with
you. They'll meet and eat and talk
and love you to death. Just keep
your mouth shut, your eyes open
and come to see me in about five
years." She didn't say a word but
her little hand raised toward the
airplane to rest in mine and I
swear I saw her head nod up and
It wasn't long before the
thundering herd began rolling in.
We hugged, kissed, squealed and
giggled the better part of the day.
Then, along about four in the af-
S(See KESLEY on Page 3)

We Can All Make Like Richard Petty If We Want To

enamored of racing, your day has
come No longer will you be forced
to operate your modern-day mode
of transportation, with capabili-
ties of running 120 mph, at the
unrealistic, largely ignored, artifi-
cial, 55 mile per speed limit!
That's almost like the second
coming to those who like to
stomp the pedal to the metal and
hear those engines roar .... bum
that rubber accelerate at a
neck-snatching rate
Uncle Sam, in all his wisdom,
has decreed that no longer will
your mighty steed be held back
by the constraints of a federal
speed limit set back when gaso-
line was just topping 50t a gal-
lon, but was becoming more diffi-
cult to obtain mainly, I
believe, was precisely because it
was under 504 a gallon!
But that's neither here nor
there. The speed limit is coming
off! You can let out the clutch!
You can disengage the brakes!
You can let the good times roll

As fast as you can make it roll!

The state has the right to set the
speed limit now and Florida isn't
hiking the speed limit, for the
time being, at least
Florida is sticking to its 70
mph limit, but the federal govern-
ment says, as far as It is con-
cerned, you can drive 200 mphl I
Call it being stodgy if you
want, but Florida insists on some
sort of restraints being placed on
the speed by which an automo-
bile can be allowed to operate.
There'll be no "demolition derby"
on Florida highways.

Safe and sane; that's the mot-
to for Florida highway travel. It's
mad enough out on those super
highways already; especially in
some locations.

an announcement would have
been welcomed by me. I had sort
of a lead foot which maneuvered
my vehicle over the highways as
fast as youth mixed with its own
idea of safe driving, would allow.
I never was stopped but once,
but that was because I was alert
at all times to the location of pa-
trolmen or deputy sheriffs. If they
were in the vicinity, my driving

limits were different than if they
were not in sight.
I never had a serious acci-
dent, but it wasn't because I was
such an expert driver, although I
have been told I was fairly profi-
cient at the wheel. Now, that I
look back at the past through
more mature eyes, I think most of
the reason why I was such an ex-
pert' driver was because I had
more than a little luck riding
along with me.
The new rules by the legisla-
tion being approved by the presi-
dent don't cause me any special
sense of relief. Now that I am be-
yond the racing age, there are
times when even 55 or 65 seem
excessive and dangerous to me. I
haven't figured out if I am becom-
ing more. cautious on the road-
ways, more concerned about the
operation of my vehicle, have
more respect of the law, my thrill
with speed is diminishing, or I'm
Just plain chicken .
I don't think I will be chang-

ing my current driving habits to
include any Richard Petty activi-
ties Just because the government
says I now can.

is also lifting the safety measure
of requiring helmets of those who
operate motorcycles.
Well, I never rode a motorcy-
cle, nor owned one, so that law
didn't tittilate or dismay me. After
an experience I oncehad, while
driving my car at what I thought,
then, was a safe speed, I decided
to stay clear of motorcycles and
people who ride them for long dis-
I was driving-at about 70-
on 1-75 up near Cordele, Georgia
one day and I happened to pass a
young couple travelling on a mo-
torcycle-two people; one motor-
cycle. A few miles down the high-
way, still driving the same speed,
the motorcycle passed me.
After the cycle got about 100
yards ahead of me, I thought I

saw some movement on the ma-
chine, still speeding up the inter-
state. It kept up for about 30 sec-
onds, with the machine jiggling
some in the road.
A few miles down the road I
passed them again, and noticed
that the man 'and woman had
changed positions on the ma-.,
chine at full speed. She was now.
driving and he was the passenger!.
What good would a helmet
have done them had there been a
slip in their position exchange?

THE INO HELMET required'
bill doesn't bother me in the
least. I'm sure not going to.need
one to ride a motorcycle, mainly
because I'm not going to ride a,_
\riotorcycle; as a passenger nor a
driver. I have no need for them
nor.the helmet, so long as I can
ride with four wheels at my un-
derside rather than two. If God
had intended us to ride motorcy-
cles, he would have made us all

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Big Dedication
Ceremony for
SLake Alice Park
Christmas Lighting
Event Set for Monday
The mayor and city commis-
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 11 at 6:00
p.m., C.S.T., at the newly con-
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 Wewahitchka 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
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 Wewahltchka
* 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

City Hires
Continued From Page 1
for its reoccurrence.
*Decided to contribute $500
to project graduation.
*Voted to approve lighting for
the walking park under construc-
tion in North Port St Joe. Ten
lights will be Installed by Florida
Power Company at an annual
cost of approximately $1.200.
*Agreed to advertise for bid to
replace the score board at the
Washington Rec eatlon Complex
Gym. l

(From Page 2)
ternoon,, things turned setfodis:;
PJo.Bla r _eved-theThanksgiving-
S heal. .They ate unntih, the 10
o'clock news came on. Politeness
dictated that I try a little of every-
thing-except the asparagus
casserole. It was an old family
recipe which Aunt Jane had set
me wise on years ago. "Kes, do
yourself a favor early in this fami-
ly-tell them you are allergic to
I need to add Aunt Jane to
the sane list. .
A good time was had by all.
e hugged kissed, squealed, etc.
And cut a trail for home. Cathy
was sick before we reached Tupe-,
lb, Mississippi. Jesse made it
home before he threw up. For two
days it was touch and go 'for:
them. My stomach got' the
shakese" from being in the same
room with all these sick people.
SBobby Brown was sick. Karen
didn't feel good. Gay-Foley missed
work Monday. Josh had "uneasy
moments". Alan went to bed. I tell
you, 'that crazy Jo Blair liken'ed
to have wiped 'out the whole
When they began to come
to-they got on the phone .to fig-
ure out what happened. Food poi-
soning was suspected. I Immedi-
ately thought of the asparagus
casserole. Virus! It had to be a vi-
rus. Leonard allowed with all the
: kissing and hugging. "that's a
good possibility". I 'tried' to help,
"We can rule out Col. Mustard in
the Library with a candlestick."
Everyone that lived through' it
has had- a good laugh. Nothing
can get that family down. "We'll
never 'forget Catherine's first
Thanksgivingl" They are even
planning now to do it again next
year. .
"Not me, Dad," Jess was ada-
mant, I'll just stay home and
stick my finger down my throat."
bKGea- cnHne r'


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SFunds Ordered


Sheriffs Deputy Stacy Strickland, Shawn
Butler, Shane- McGuffey, officer Marty Wil-

liams and Joe Tuttle work to extract Sonja
Levins from her damaged car Wednesday.

Two Vehicles In Crash Wednesday

SSonja Levins, 29, of 203 Du-
val Street in Oak Grove, was
shaken up Wednesday of last
week, when her car collided with
a pick-up truck operated by Rob-
"ert Jayson Cain of Tallahassee.
According to the investigative
officers' report on the accident,
Cain was working on the shoul-
der of Highway 98 near the Meth-
odist Church and had his truck
parked partially on the road,
headed in a northerly direction.
Levins approached the spot of
the crash from a northerly direc-
tion, when she struck the truck
with the right side of her vehicle.
The impact caused her car to
swerve across thee,road, where it
struck a utility pole at the edge of
the church parking lot and came
to rest against a large back-hoe

Wee Companions
Granted A Reprieve
As of Monday of this week,
three of the eight animals report-,
ed on in The Star in its last issue;
that were retained at the City of
Port St. Joe Animal Control com-
Spound had;been adopted. Due to
this great-response fromthe com--.
munity, animal control officials
have briefly postponed termina-
tion of the other five.
So search your heart and
your home-and hurry down to
take a step forward for humanity.
For more information contact the
Port SL Joe Police Department at

which was parked in the parking
lot and was being used on-the
road work in the vicinity.
Levins was removed from her
vehicle by Gulf County Ambu-
lance Service technicians and
taken to the hospital for examina-

: The accident was investigated
by officer John Dixon of the Port
St. Joe Police Department.
A warning citation was issued
to Cain for violation of right of

Mistaken Identity

Results In Arrest

According to a Gulf County
Sheriffs Department spokesper-
son. Steven C. Rash's, 37, of St.
George Islarnd, case of mistaken
ideritity resulted in him being
lodged in the Gulf County Jail
charged with purchasing crack
cocaine last week.
The arrest report states that
Rash approached Gulf County
Sheriffs Deputy Andrew Gainer,
who was washing his vehicle off
Martin Luther. King Boulevard,
and allegedly asked him if he was
,holding. Gainer asked Rash how
much he wanted, and he re-
sponded $40 worth.
Gainer contacted Port St. Joe
Police Department officer Marty
Williams who went by the sher-
iffs office and obtained a quantity
of "Crack cocaine" from the evi-
Sdence locker. Williams carried the
"crack" to Gainer, who, in turn,
reportedly sold it to Rash at a

Port St., Joe

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parking lot off First Street.
Gainer promptly arrested him
and charged him with the pur-
chase of "crack cocaine". A 1990
Mustang convertible was also
seized after the arrest
Port St Joe Police Depart-
iment officer Gabriel Kimble also
assisted in the operation.
Six Arrests Result From GCSO/
PSJPD/FHP Drivers License Check
David Edward O'Barr. 28, of
St Joe Beach, was arrested and
charged with possession of mari-
juana (less than 20 grams) after

Frozen By Court
Local attorney Pat Floyd told ter their nets had been verified as
The Star this week that Circuit to type, amount, and value by ex-
Judge William Gary had ordered perienced net persons employed
remaining net buy-back funds by the Florida Marine Patrol at
frozen until a class action suit is net buy-back centers.
settled, claiming the Departmeht After several weeks the plain-
of Labor and Department of Envi- tiffs were notified by mail that
ronmental Protection short- their nets had been reclassified
changed commercial fishermen's and were issued a check for a
buy-back vouchers., much lesser amount than what
Gary's ruling ordered the De- the original voucher stated.
apartment of Labor to stop dis- The fishermen have already
bursement of the remaining $3.9 been successful in getting court
million in net buy-back appropri- permission to cash the checks
nations. without waiving their .claims to
The class action suit involves the original voucher amount
$5.3 million in altered vouchers Gary's ruling will further en-
from-fishermen across the state. sure that if the:suit is successful
The suit claims that the fisher- at least some portion of new buy-
ihen were given state vouchers af- back appropriations will be avail-
able to pay their claims.

being stopped at a drivers license
check road block at Highway 98
and Industrial Road on November
30th. Officers from the Gulf
County Sheriffs, Office, Port St
Joe Police Department, and Flori-
da Highway Patrol were manning
the road' block when O'Barr's ve-
hicle approached. The arrest re-
port alleges that O'Barr flipped a
marijuana cigarette- out of, his
window as he approached and it
lodged in the door Jam of the ve-
hicle. GCSO Investigator Andrew
Gainer spotted the marijuana and
placed O'Barr under arrest.
Deputy Richie Burkett and
the sheriffs office drug dog "Dot-
tie" were called to the scene to
search the vehicle. "Dottle" locat-
ed an additional 13 grams of mar-'
ijuana in the back seat of the ve-
A total of six arrests wee
made at the road block with
charges ranging from outstanding
warrants to routine drivers li-
cense 'violations. More road
blocks are being planned for the
near future according to a sher-
iffs department spokesman.

Floyd said Judge Gary's rul-
ing clears the way for the class
action suit to continue based on
the merits ofthe case.

Letters to

It's already
December 7th
and it won't
be long until
So kids, get
out those pencils and paper
and start your letter to San-
ta. The Star will publish the
letters in the December 21st
edition, and letters need to
be turned in by December
18th in order for the type-
setter to have time to get
them typed and ready for
print before being forwarded
to Santa at the North Pole.
A mailbox for Santa's let-
ter is in place in the front
office at 308 Williams Ave-
nue to receive your letters.
So hurry and get yours in

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Erect Live Nativity Scene
Cliff Sanborn, Don Washabaugh and Rev. and present to the citizens of the city each
Zedoc Baxter, pastor, work on preparation of year at Christmas-time. Church members
the annual live nativity scene the members serve as the characters in the "nativity",
of First United Methodist Church prepare along with live animals to occupy the stable.

Beach AARP Meets Dec. 15

Be sure you are on the reser-,
vation list for the Mexico Beach
AARP Christmas party at the Fish
House on Friday, December 15th.
A cash bar will be available start-
ing at 6 p.m. and dinner will be-
gin at 7 p.m.
A choice may be made be-
tween roast beef with gravy or
turkey and dressing with cran-
berry sauce. Other items include
a cheese and fruit tray, a garden

salad with choice of dressing,
mashed potatoes and green
beans, fresh rolls, coffee or tea,
and cheese cake for dessert. The
total cost for the dinner, includ-
ing gratuities and tax will be
$9.75 per person payable at the
door. Please sign up by December
8th and indicate your preference
for meat by calling John Ander-
son at 648-8533.
Since, this is the Christmas


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season those attending will sing
some Christmas carols before the,
installation of ofcers for 1996.


Nicholas Connor Cain
Announce Birth
Matt and Stacy Cain of Lynn
Haven are proud to announce the
birth of their son, Nicholas Con-
nor Cain. Nicholas was born Oc-
tober 1 at 1:13 p,m. at HCA Gulf
Coast Hospital. He weighed: 7
pounds 15.3 ounces and was 21
inches in. length. He was wel-
comed home by his big sisters,
Ashlynn and Courtney.
Grandparents are Wayne and
Barbara Creel of St. Joe Beach
and Norman and Margie Cain of
Lynn Haven. Aunts and uncles
are Sherry and Eddie Kemp of
Lynn Haven and Bobby and Ton-
ya Plair ofSt. Joe Beach.,

Shenoya Rene6 Fennell
Shenoya Is One!
Shenoya Rene6 Fennell will
turn one year old on Thursday,
December 7 with a Pocahontas:,
Helping Shenoya celebrate
her special day will be her big
brother, Steve Jr., her grandpari,
ents, godparents, and a few'
Shenoya is the daughter of
Shella and Steve Fennell.


Fanny Quarles
and Fan's Flowers
1tc 12/7

UDC Held Annual
Membership Tea
Apalachicola Chapter # 826
United Daughters of the Confed-
eracy, held its Annual Member-
ship Tea at the home of Betty
Lewis on November 28th.
Attending the refreshment ta-
ble was Elizabeth Strang. A lovely
centerpiece of green magnolia
graced this table.
Special Guestis for this occa-
sion were: Evelyn Shackelford,
District I Director and Sue Cow-
ger, Florida Division Records of
Crosses, both ofTallahassee.
Other out-of-town guests
from Apalachicola were Day
McGee, Ann 0. Allen and Bonnie
Jean Allen.
Guests from Port St. Joe in-
cluded Eunice Kuyper, Marion
Cathey, Virginia Owens, Betty
Fensom, Jane Forster. Joyce Fai-
son, Mary Frances Mclnnis. Flora
Maddox, Nancy Howell, Sadie S.
Gardner and Virginia MacKinnon.
Hostesses for the occasion
were Betty Lewis, Elizabeth
Strang, Sue Weathington, Emily
Simmons, Mazle Stone, Elizabeth
Stokoe and Ida Ethel Brown.
Lady Golfers Plan
Holiday Luncheonr
The St Joseph's Bay Ladies
Golf Association invites all mem-
bers to attend the annual Christ-
mas luncheon which will be held
at. the St. Joseph's Bay Country
Club at 12:00 noon on Thursday,
December 14.
Members are requested to
bring wrapped gifts which will be
delivered to the local nursing
home after the luncheon. Each
gift should say that the gift is for
a lady or a gentleman.
Ladies are asked to sign up
at the Pro Shop by Tuesday, De-
cember 12. In case you cannot
Sign up, please call the Pro Shop
at the country club at 227-1751.
At this time you will indicate
whether or not you will be able to
The decorations chairman for
this year's luncheon is June La-
Ferle, who will be assisted by co-
chairman, Larrie Anbhors.
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00,p.m.
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ

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Two Pharmacists and Two Pharmacy
Technicians to serve you promptly.
Saveway Center Phone 227-3

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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

f 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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and LaDonna Price and the
grandson of Jim and Barbara
Boykin of Port St. Joe and Diane
Attaway of Wewahitchka. He is
the great-grandson of Mr. and
Mrs. Louis A. Moore of Andalusia,
Alabama and Mr. and Mrs. L.C.
Sherrod of Wewahitchka.


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Brandon Shayne Price
Brandon Is One!
Brandon Shayne Price was
one year old, November 16. He
celebrated his first birthday with
a 'Winnie the Pooh" party at his
home on November 18.
Helping Brandon celebrate.
his big day was Adrian Browning,
Jackie Collinsworth, Jordan
Heath, Tyler Worley, Chelse
Strange, Lacy Wood, Colt McIn-
nis, Kayla Wood, Holly Gray, and
their parents.
Brandon is the son of Bradle

Davida Byrd
Born 12/5/76-Deceased 5/25/95
All who at one point and time
in their lives encountered Davida
would tell you how she lives in
our memories; representing all
that's good and meek. Her
outstanding ability to be loving,
caring, pnd understanding
towards others 'has placed her
memory on a plateau that was df
no surprise to her friends, family
and loved ones. Davida, we ,all
know that the eyes of the
sparrow are watching you-and
we: want you to know. that we,.
love and miss you always.
Taylor, Sally & Michelle Jenkins
Ken, Evette, Lequinia & Brittany Bryant
S : .. .- : Itp, 12/5

Russell Miller
Russell Is 3!
Russell Colton Miller turned
three on November 28, and cele-
brated his birthday with a fire
truck party at his home on
December 2. Anyone who knows
Russell knows his favorite color is
red and that he is fascinated with
fire trucks.
The highlight of his party was
when a real fire truck arrived and
took Russell and his friends for a
ride up and down his street, with
sirens blaring and bells ringing.
Helping Russell celebrate his
birthday were Devin, Mitchell,
Kristen, Corey, Colin, Joshua,
Caleb, MeMa Bunny, Grandmama
Dot, various aunts, uncles,
cousins, and parents.
Russell is the son of Ronald
and Brenda Miller of Mexico
Beach. He is the grandson
Charles and Dot Guilford of
Mexico Beach, and of Jimmy and
Bunny Miller of Port St. Joe. He is
also the great grandson of
Gertrude Guilford of Overstreet
and Millie Manasco of Mexico

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Stanley and Monika Gray of
Panama City announce the en-
gagement and approaching mar-.
riage of their daughter, Eileen
Pamela Gray, to Joel Keith Booth,
son of Grady and Lamar Booth of

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Kallie Louise Bateman
Birth Announcement
Stephen Bateman is proud to
announce the arrival of his sister
Kallie Louise. She was born on
November 8 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.

The bride-elect is a 1989
graduate of Bay High and 1993
graduate of Wesleyan College
with a bachelor's degree in Eng-
lish. She is currently a customer
service representative at the Sal-
lie Mae Loan Servicing Center.
The groom-elect is a 1987
graduate of Pace High School and
1.993 graduate of the University
of West Florida with a Bachelor of
Science degree in social work. He
is currently an instructor at the
Panama City Marine Institute;
The groom-elect's grandpar-
ents are Evela Booth of Wewa-
hitchka and Alfred and Emmie
Joines of Port St. Joe.
The wedding will take place
on Saturday, December 30 at
4:00 p.m. at Forest Park United
Methodist Church in Panama
City. A reception will follow in the
churchrfellowship hall. '
S:All friends and relatives of the
couple are invited to attend.

I The St. Joseph Bay AARP
Chapter 3425 will hold their De-
;cember meeting on the 13th at
12:30 p.m., E.S.T., at the United
,Methodist Church In Port St. Joe.
It will be a Christmas party and
-table arrangement .prizes will be
-given away.
The winning ticket for the re-
icipient of Miss Annie's afghan will
-be drawn, at this gathering.
For the holiday luncheon
meeting, the chapter will furnish
the meat, rolls and beverage.
Members should bring a vegeta-
ble, salad or dessert .to complete
the meal.
Installation of the new offi-
cers for the 1996 year will also be
a part of the day's events.
Attend the Church of your
choice this Sunday


is not just a "beach" store. We are just lucky to have.
a great location with a wonderful view .We invite you
to come in and enjoy it with us.
While here, you might find just the right gift
for that special someone.
710 Hwy. 98 (904) 648-4200 Mexico Beach

| December 16
10:00 Santa Arrives at the
10:00 12:00
Face Painting
10:00 12:00
Make an Ornament to Decorate
the Town Tree

5:00o -"Share the Joy

of Christmas"

Spectacular Lighted

Christmas parade

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'Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club Events
The recent bake sale of the
Sea Oats and Dunes Garden Club
was most successful. The appre-
Sciation of the club members is ex-
Spressed to everyone who partici-
pated and especially to the
Smanagemenit of Gulf Foods for al-
lowing them to set up in front of
their business.
Members of the garden club
and their husbands and guests
will depart the St Joe Beach Fire
Hall on Wednesday, December 6
at 8:00 a.m. (ET) for a tour of the'
go vemor's mansion in Tallahas-
see. At this time, of year it is
beautifully decorated for the holi-
Sday season.
The club's annual Christmas
party will be held Tuesday, De-
cember 12, at the Fish House
Restaurant in ,Mexico Beach at
12:00 noon (ET) or 11:00 a.m.
(CT). In lieu of'exchanging gifts
among the members, it is re-
quested that they bring a gift
wrapped and marked for a man
or woman who is a'rksident of the
Bay St. Joseph Care Center.
Guest speaker, Ernest Hendricks
of Mexico Beach, will speak on
"Growing Camellias".

Retired Educators
Plan Christmas Tea
The Gulf County Retired Edu-
cators will have their annual
Christmas Tea on Tuesday. De-
cember 12 at 3 p.m., E.S.T., at
the home of Jacque Price at 1401
Monument Avenue in Port St
All retired educators are cor-
diall invited to attend.

List of Junior Miss
Nominees Grows
The following three girls were
nominated by Faith Christian
School for participation in the
Si996 Junior Miss Pageant Chris-
:tine,.:.Egler, .Amy Goebert and..
Christy Todd.
Congratulations and good
luck, ladlesl


By Jimmie J. Nichols
In doing some research of two
items which occurred in Port St.
Joe in the 1930's, I had' a short
talk with Mr. Cecil Costin, Sr.
who continues to. work in his
hardware store. He told me that
'his familyI moved from Bristol to
Apalachicola in 1903 and lived
for three years in a brown house
in front of the Methodist Church.
His father had a grocery store
on the Hill, later buying one of
the still standing cotton ware-
houses, then empty, tostart a
grocery store on Water Street,
but, then he changed his mind.
The family moved to Greens-
boro, and finally to Port St. Joeiln
He recalled working for two
weeks on the railway express
which carried box cars of seafood
to Climax. Georgia where connec-
tions were made with East-West
trains. He recalled getting a check
for $77.00 for the two weeks
Costin further rememberedd
that there were two trains a day
in one time period, one leaving
Port St. Joe at 6 p.m. arriving in
Apalach at 8 p.m., and continu-
Ing northward; another train ar-
riving at Apalach from a northerly
direction at 8 p.m. and going
westward to Port St. Joe. Costin
enjoyed the round trip to Apa-
lach/St. Joe on occasion. Mr. Co-
stin told me that he has not re-
corded his memoirs, nor has
, anyone ever interviewed him. In
Apalach, he considered the late
Aubrey Marks as .one of his best'
One of the thrills that my
brothers. Nick, Photis, and I got
was the time in the late 20's or
early 30's that our parents took
us to Port St Joe to see the U. S.
Navy's Airship "Los Angeles." It

Kenya Monique Gray dren, Jennifer M. Fall and Stacie
L. Fall, both of Fairfield, Califor-
Kenya Monique Gray, 18, of: nia,. and Randall W. Fall of Port
Wewahitchka, passed away Fri- SL Joe; several sisters; nieces
day afternoon at her home. She and nephews., .
was ifponig rsident'6f Wewa- w yAUen"^Met04*y
hltcblk iid i-dh1 ,.. drna o. ""ly a' E, -
a ted' frbm VwAhitchka" High December 4.
School. She was active In sports,
being on the Wewahitchka High
School basketball team, the soft- John O' onnell
ball team, and the track team.
She was a member of the New 'John O'Donnell, formerly of
Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Chicago, Illinois,, passed away
and was preceded in death by her tuesday morning in Port St Joe.
grandmother, Bernice Gray. He was the beloved father of Rob-
Survivors include her par- In. Laura and Frank, all of Call-
ents, Kenneth and Vernita Gray fornia; brother of Arlene Stomp of
of Wewahitchka; two brothers, Mexico Beach; and uncle of Pat-
Calvin Williams of Tuscaloosa, Al- rick, Pamela, Denise, Laura, and
abama, and Kendrick Gray of We- John of St. Joe Beach, and Rob-
wahitchka; her grandparents, Da- ert, Richard and Lisa O'Donnell of
vid Gray of Wewahitchka and Chicago.
Rev. J. D. and Lorene Williams of Cremation is scheduled.
Elnod; Alabama; also her great- All servicesare under the dl-
grandmother, Mamie Miller of El- reaction of Comforter Funeral
nod. Home.

The funeral service will be-
held at 2:00 p.m.. C.S.T., Satur-.
day at the Main Street Site Gym,
conducted by Rev. Eddie Bowers.
Interment will follow in Williams-
burg Cemetery. She. will lie in
state at the New Hope Missionary
.Baptist Church from 6:00 until
8:00 p.m. Friday evening, and at
the Linton Site from 12:00 until
2:00 p.m. Saturday.
All services are under the di-
rection of Comforter Funeral

Stanley Fall

Stanley Fall, 74, of Rio Vista,
California passed away Tuesday,.
November 28.
He was a native of Aberdeen,
Washington, 'moving to Santa
Rosa at three years of age. He
lived a short time in Port St Joe'
before returning t California.
He is survived by two sons,
SStanley W. Fall of Port St Joe
and Joseph A. Fall of Fairfield,
California; three brothers, Alex
Fall of Santa Rosa, California,
Sydney Fall of Turlock, Califor-
Snia, and Lyodd Fall of Chula Vis-'
ta, California; three grandchil-

Margaret Fetcher
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Stnijor realty & Jlt. t o.

Dick Potts
Dick Potts, 'of Westerville,
Ohio knowi as "The Bean Man"
in the Mexico Beach Area) died
recently. Mr. Potts and his wife,
Martha, are December to April
residents of Mexico Beach. He
was very active at the Mexico
Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Each year he and his wife served
100 people at a "Bean" party.
Cards or letters of condolence
may be sent to: Martha Potts,
Route 4, 4796 Tusscl Street,
Westerville' Ohio 43082.

ng Events
was moored to a mooring mast of
a naval vessel in the harbor for
two days. Known as the "queen of
the _air", it was 656 feet long,
weighed 46 tons, and carried 46
tons of cargo. Its cabin was long-
er than a Pullman railroad car,
and could hold 20 passengers.
Also known as a dirigible,
this lighter-than-air airship was a
cigar-shaped balloon 'that was
driven by an engine and could be
steered. It has a rudder and verti-
cal fins to help control it in flight
It contained gas bags filled with
helium which made it lighter
than air.

One of the most exciting
events of late 1933 (or early 1934)
was the Port St Joe visit of U. S.
Navy's "Constitution", avery fa-
mous frigate. Its popular name,
was "Old Ironsides"; getting its
nickname from the War of 1812
when in a battle with the British
a sailor remarked that shots from
the British guns were bouncing
off the "Constitution".
Built at a Boston shipyard
between 1794 and 1797, it was
204 feet long and had a displace-
ment of 2,000 tons. The hull was
made of oak from Massachusetts,
Maine, and Georgia, and masts of
,white pine. It could carry provi-
sions for a crew of 475.
It was rebuilt In 1877; and
drydocked and repaired'in 1897
to be preserved as a memorial. In
1927, American children raised
money to recondition the vessel
for a tour of U. S. ports. In 1930,
Congress appropriated $300,000
to complete the work. On July 31,
1931, "Old Ironsides" was com-
missioned into active service.
Because It needed deep water
to dock, it was commissioned into
active service. I remember going
out on the train and pogie dock,
which extended almost a half a
mile, and was located Just south
of the present paper mill. Visitors
- were allowed to board and tour
the famous ship..
Homer Marks remembers go-
ing to see "Old Ironsides". He said
that an oyster-shell-covered road'
extended to 11 miles, then it was
a sand road to Port St Joe in-
cluding going through McNeill's
turpentine acreage. He said that
there was a fence around
McNeill's property which included.
part of Port SL Joe road-you
--had .odlsmount-fromn -yur vehi-
cle, unlock the east side'gate, en-
ter, then relock the gate; and at
the west side gate, unlock the
gate, pass, and :then relock the
gate. It took 2 1/2 hours one'way
to get to Port St Joe compared tp
less than 25 minutes today.
Mr. Marks said that Bob Ned-
ley, who owned the local Ford
franchise, drove his Ford Model T
there, bringing along his chief
mechanic, Levi Edwards, with his
tools in case the vehicle broke
down. Later, Nedley bought the
Coca Cola franchise from Mr.
Vickers of Panama City.
"Old Ironsides" returned to
Boston Navy on May 7, 1934 after
sailing 22,000 miles.
Jerry Sheip of Sheip Lumber
Company. Apalach, had the Ro-
tary Club's Charter membership
Sprinted on one side of a wooden
shingle, and the original member-
ship on the other side. Sponsored
by Port St. Joe's Club, Rotary
Club of Apalachicola was orga-
nized January 11, 1945, and re-
ceived its charter on January 25,
1945. It became the 69th Club in
the 167th District, and A. V.
"Swede" Benson was the District
Governor's Special Representative
at the time.
Charter members were T. E.

County Fairgrounds, Panama City, NEW 486's,
Pentiums! Laptops! Printers! Name Brand; many
complete systems and peripherals.
Anticipate 500 items!!!
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teaI estate ttanqactions since ,lanyagy.
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to assist you with Yotr at ea1 estate nseed.
7Antd then, A4teeny Christmas & a
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;Which Happened in St. Joe

"Gene" Austin, President; G. R.
"Rodman" Porter, Vice-President;
C. H. "Bourke" Floyd, Secretary;
T. J. "TJ" Hicks, Treasurer; S. H.
"Stanley" Sheip, Director; A. V.
"Swede" Benson, Director; B. J.
"Belton" Tarantino, Sergeant-at-
arms; M. "Mannie" Brash; Dr.'J.
G. '"Julian" Bruce; B. A. "Bert"
Buzbee; W. P. "Will" Dodd; Dr. A.
E. "Gus" Conter; Dr. A.. S. "Alton"
.Ham; H. D. "Dewitt: Marks; D. I.
"Dwight" Marshall;' B. B. "Red"
Murrow; R. P. "Bob" Nedley; B. G.
"Bryant" Patton; W. G. "Willie
Fred" Randolph; J. H. "Jerry"
Sheip; J. H. "Joe" Thompson; and
Rev. L. E. "Lewis" Wright.
This information on Rotary
was given to me by Mrs. Mae
Howze ofApalachicola.

Redesign Changes
At Arizona Chemical
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Arizona Chemical has recent-
lannounced redesign changes
or some of its human resources
personnel. Among' those is the
naming of Andy Tomasik as Hu-
man Resources Generalist
Tomasik will continue to be
responsible'for human resources
activities at the Panama City
plant and additionally will have
those responsibilities for the Port
St Joe planL He Joined Arizona
Chemical in 1991. Most recently
Tomasik was Manager-Personnel
and Safety for the Panama City
A graduate of West Virginia
SUniversity. Tomasik received his
bachelor's degree in industrial en-
Sgineering. He will report to Tom
Ryals and be based out of the
Panama City plant

.Turkey Shoot
The Highland View Volunteer
Fire Department will hold their
turkey shoot again this Saturday
and Sunday, December 9 and 10,
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 !

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Elementary Sdcool presenting a full musical program.

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Roy Campbell Awarded A Fulbright Research Grant

Will Spend 10 Months In South Pacific Island Study's Vanuatu's History

Roy Campbell ofWingate Uni-
versity has been awarded a Ful-
bright grant to conduct research
in Vanuatu the J. William Ful-
bright Foreign Scholarship Board
and the United States Informa-
tion Agency (USIA) announced re-
Campbell will leave for Vanu-
atu in February, and will spend
10 months researching the coun-
try's achievement of indepen-
dence from the joint colonial rule
of France and England in 1980.
Vanuatu, formerly New Hebrides,
is an island nation located in the
South Pacific. Campbell, who is
the son of Judy Campbell of Port
St. Joe and Clint Campbell of
Devils Lake, North Dakota, is a
1991 honor graduate of Port St.
Joe High School. This past May,
he graduated cum laude from
Wingate University in Wingate,

North Carolina, with a History
major and a French minor. He is
the first graduate of Wingate Uni-

Roy B. Campbell

versity to receive this award.
Roy is one of approximately
2,000 U. S. grantees who will
travel abroad for the 1995-96 ac-
ademic year under the Fulbright
Program. Established in 1946 un-
der Congressional legislation in-
troduced by former Senator J.
William Fulbright of Arkansas,
the program is designed "to in-
crease mutual understanding be-
tween the people of the United
States and 'the people of other
Under the Fulbright Program,
some 4,700 grants are awarded
each year to American students,
teachers and scholars to study,
teach, and conduct research
around the world, and to foreign
nationals to engage in similar ac-
tivities in the United States. Indi-

viduals are selected on the basis
of academic and professional
qualifications, plus their ability
and willingness to share ideas
and experiences with people of di-
verse cultures. '
Approximately 200,000 "Ful-
brighters"-about 72,000 from
the United States and 128,000
from abroad-have participated
in the program since it began.;
The program is administered
by the U. S. Information Agency
under policy guidelines estab-
lished by the presidentially ap-
pointed Fulbright Foreign Schol-
arship Board and in cooperation
with a number of private organi-
zations. Scholarships are award-
ed through open competition,
with final selections made by the
Foreign Scholarship Board. Forty-
one foreign governments share in

Winter Gardening Chores Outlined

The followingannuals canbe
planted from seed in North Flori-
da during the months of Decem-
ber and January: Alyssum, Arcto-
tis, Bachelor button, Calendula,
Candy tuft,. Carnation, Chinese
Forget-me-not, Dianthus gallar-
dia, Gypsophila, Larkspur, Lobe-
lia, Pansy, Petunia, Phlox, Scabi-
osa, Sweet pea, and Verbena.
.Among the bulbs planted in
these months, we would list: Aga-
panthus (both months), Amaryllis
(both), Aztee Lily (both), Calla Lily
(both), Crinum Lily (both), Glorio-
sa Lily (January), Lycorls (both),
Cliva (both), Walking Iris (both),

Wear Receives
ROTC Scholarship
John M. Wear has received
an Air Force ROTC (Reserve Offi-
cer's Training Corps) scholarship
.,- and will attend college at the Uni-
versity of Florida In Gainesville.
The cadet was selected on the
basis of comprehensive tests.
high school scholastic achieve-
ment and extra-curricular activi-
ties. Upon graduation and com-
pletion of the ROTC program, the
cadet will be commissioned as a
,second lieutenant in the Air
Wear is the son of Laura R.
and Larry W. Murphy of Port St.L
i Joe.-l, -4L -*. u
He is al 9~ g graduate of Port
SL Joe High Sciool.
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Pvt. E. Hale ; i
Hale Completes
EOD Training
Former student and 1995
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School, Pvt. Wil E: Hale has com-
pleted 13 weeks of E.O.D. Train-
ing at. Fort Leonard Wood. Mis-
souri. Pvt. Hale will complete
further training at Fort Stewart in
Georgia. He is the son of Sandra
Hale of Port St. Joe.
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Say You Saw It
In The Star

Moraea (both), Narcissus (Decem-
ber), Spider Lily (both), Tritonia
(both), Tuberose (January), Wat-
sonia (both), and Zephyr (both).
There are those who have
gardened elsewhere, who each
year must grow these exotic tu-
lips they did in more northern cli-
mates. To\satisfy their desires,
each year we see local garden
shops offering tulips 'for sale.
While a gardener can plant tulips
in this area, the success rate with
them Is low. Tulips like to grow
slowly as soil temperatures cool
anid then gradually form long
stems as those soil temperatures
begin to warm. Unfortunately, in
North Florida they become "con-
fusedl" Our soil temperatures get
cool, causing them to grow, and
then warm, causing them to form
flower buds but long before they
are internally ready to do so. As a
result, flowers are often on short
stalks or down in -the "throat" of
the plant. They don't often'make
a good display and should be
treated as a "one-time" thing (an
annual), as they rarely flower a
second year because of our long
hot season.
People with winter fruiting
plants often have problems with
'birds flying into their windows.
Plants ;such as pyracantha actu-
ally "ferment" on the plant. Birds
"feed on .these and., if they eat
enough will become intoxicated to
the point of loosing-good Judge--
ment if such plants are near large
windows seeing their own reflec-
tion, birds will often fly into the
glass. Injuring themselves. For
this reason, plant pyracantha
near patio areas.
In our area of the state, our
weather is often dominated by
, rapidly moving fronts that come
out of the north and bring sud-

"MyDearest Friend"
(Davida Lori Byrd)
There's neverbeen a day that
passes, when you're not in my
thoughts. Sometimes I cry, laugh,
or even smile: but when I think of
the many wonderful times we've
shared, my heart fills with great
Joy knowing that you touched so
many lives. I will never forget you
"Dia." I love you today and forev-
; Tawanda Jenkins

SSeniors Selling
BBQ Sandwiches
Don't miss those delicious
BBQ beef sandwich plates that
will be sold during the Christmas
Festival December 9th and 10th.
They will be on sale all, day.
Additionally, the senior citi-
zens are giving away $100 grocer-
ies donated by the all new Duren
Piggly Wiggly and $100 gasoline
donated by Pate's Service Center.
There will also be a bake sale'
with some delicious cakes, cook-
ies, etc., for the public to enjoy.

Highway 98 Mexico Beach : Phone 648-8950 FAX 648-8200 .
UNDER NE MvAN A-ElEENT OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 1 1 a,.' io9 p.m
Front Dining Room Open to All, Regular Menu till 9

New: ear s Eve Party

Dinner from 8 10 p.m. Entertainment from 8 p.m. 1 a.m.
Party Favors Cash Bar Karoake by Night Productions

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den temperature drops. Add to
this the fact that in the winter the
sun during the day sets rather
low in the sky and shines only on
the southern half of structures.
For these reasons, only the most
cold of their trunk while at the
same time the sun in the south-
ern hemisphere is shining bright-
ly and warming the south side of
.the trunk. Temperature gradients
from the northside of,a trnk to
the south side canbe so great as
to cause a difference In physiolog-
ical activity within the plant on
those' sides. While most plants
can handle this, apples, pecans
and hickories have a reputation
for being "fussy." In an exposed,
full sun location, when these
plants are still relatively young
the develop what is called a
"cold canker" where one side of
the trunk will actually die. To
prevent this, Dr. Tim Crocker Ex-
tension Fruit Tree Specialist of
the University:of Florida, suggests
that as we enter December con-
sider painting with a latex (water
base) white paint (not oil base)
the trunks,of young apples, hick-
ories, and pecans from the
ground up to three or four feet to
the first set of scaffold branches.
This paint will stay on the tree
through the winter and will de-
flect some of the winter winds
while at the same time reflecting
sun rays moderating the overall
temperature gradient from north
to south on the trunk. Water base
paints are not harmful to the tree
and will wear off as summer ap-
Speaking of applying things
to the trunk of fruit trees, Decem-
ber is the month that we will give'
our trees good dormant oil spray-
ings. There are many insects that


live on the trunk and branches of
fruiting plants, such, as peaches,
apples, pecans, and persimmons,
that spend their winter "paste" to
the bark. One of the better activi-
ties a gardener can do at this
time is to mix-up one of the horti-
culture oils sold for winter spray-
ing. Many brands are on the mar-
ket. Thoroughly spray the trunk
and main branches. This will
smother most insects and will al-
low the tree to go into the spring
virtually free of pests.

SHRS would like to thank the
Merchants Asociation for their re-
cent donation for the Thanksgiv-
ing baskets for area families in

the funding of these exchanges.


The John C. Gainous VFW Post #10069

and the Ladies' Auxiliary
would like to thank one and all for your support and
contributions for our First Annual Veterans Day
Celebration. Fun was had by all who attended!!!

Tyndall Federal Credit Union
Custom Clean
Smith Business Services
St. Joe Container
St..Joe Papermakers FCU
Florida Mining
First Union Bank
A &.N Railroad
Sharon's Cafe,
Western Auto
Gulf: Foods
Campbell Drugs
Tradewinds Beauty Shop
B & B Properties
:Cathey's Hardware
St.:Joe Rent-All
Top of the Gulf
American Legion Post #116
Carpet Country
Beach Flowers
Hannon Realty
Dr Robert King
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
Citizens Federal Savings
Mexico Beach Grocery
Mae s Beauty Shop
Susie Pitts

The Star
Motley's Big Star
Wewahitchka State Bank
New York Deli
Fish House Restaurant
Port St. Joe Police Dept.
Port St. Joe Post Office
St. Joe Bar & Package
David Rich's IGA
Mexico Beach Video
Gulf County Sheriff's Dept.
Wonder Bar
Highland View Fire Dept.
Lookout Lounge & Package
Earl Groh
C. R. Smith
Chris Matincheck
Mae & Joe Worley
Arnetta Henderson
Myong Kelly
Brenda Sampson
Mina Louzader
Buddy Burkett
Ginny & Dick Seefeldt
Corky Barker
Bonnie & Rick McFarlane
VFW Members
Ladies Auxiliary

Congratulations go out to the children itho iton the games-Anthony Tillery, Sarah
Hissock, Amanda Lynn, Mathew Knowlton. Stephanie Fisher, Danielle Myrick,
Tiffany Tillery, April Middleton, Brandon Weeks. Harley Roberts. Laura Phillips, Rob
Dykes, Eli Tillery Alex Richards, Aaron Richards. 'Brittany Gay, Jennifer Knowlton,
Paula Pitts and Angela Fisher There was musical entertainment by George.Boyer.
Trophies were won.by Anthony Tillery and Tiffany Tillery, for "Best Dressed G. I. Joe
and G. 1. Jane", George Coody, oldest veteran (76), Steve Sampson, youngest vet-
eran (46) and Dave Kelly(1st), Fred Kaiser (2hd) and Wallace Tillery (3rd) for the
"Best War Story!' Toya Grantham received the first place of $100 Savings bond
from Tyndall Federal Credit Union.
SIe 12/7/9

Thie First Annual Gulf County

Parade of Home Lights

Let 's light up all of Gulf County and "Share in the Joy of
Christmas". Just fill out the entry form and mail to: Parade of

Home Lights, P. 0. Box 964, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or call
Carolyn Husband, 639-2222 for more information.


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.
1st place.. .$100.00 Cash, 2nd place .... $50.00 cash
3rd place .... $25.00 Cash

Judging will be done during the week of Dec. 18-22. Homes

should be lit nightly during the week of 18th 22nd. Deadline
for entry is Dec. 12th.

sk gant t Jh rn( an

No Down Payment

$100oo Cash

and a 13" TV
with the purchase of
a full system

Under $50 mo.


Call Karen at DIRECT HOME

Wireless Cable Systems

1-800-764-1 233

2TC 1217/95

Gulf County
Extension Service


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Hunting Seasons Reopen

for Northwest Area Sat.

Dove, woodcock and water-
fowl hunters can begin taking
aim again soon in Florida. Sea-
sons for those birds will open
again in December.
The third and final phase of
dove season (mourning and white
winged dove) runs December 9 to
January 7 statewide. Shooting
hours are from one-half hour be-
fore sunrise to sunset. The bag
limit is 12 doves daily, 24 in pos-
session (including no more than
four white winged doves daily and
eight in possession).
Woodcock season opens
statewide on December 9 and
closes January 22. Shooting
hours are one-half hour before
sunrise to sunset. The bag limit
is three daily, six in possession.
The second phase of duck,
coot and merganser season opens
on December 7 statewide and
closes January 20; That's an in-
crease of 10 days over the second
phase of waterfowl seasori last
year. Shooting hours are one-half
hour before sunrise to sunset.

Gulf Rifle Club
Meeting Held
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
its monthly meeting on Thursday,
December 7th starting at 6:30
p.m. Several important items of
business will be on the agenda.
Election of officers for 1996 will
be the first item of business. New
construction projects and the im-
provement of the trap range will
be discussed. After the meeting
they plan to shoot some trap, so
bring your shotgun if you want to
break some targets.
The club held its monthly
PPC and FPOA Bullseye matches
this past Saturday. Doug Scara-
bin, from GCI, was the man to
beat this month. Doug won first
place in both matches and was
awarded the .Top Gun" plaque.
John Whitfield won second place
in the Bullseye Match.
The next handgun matches
will be the Metallix Silhouette
Match and the .22 Rimflre Bull-
sye Match on the third Saturday
of the month, December 16th.
They will also be shooting trap
every Thursday evening, starting
at 6:00 p.m., until further notice.
For additional information
about the rifle club shooting ac-
tivities or membership, call Yank
Lyle at 227T-323 or-Johi -Fadlo-
!at 229-8421.
Letters To Santa
Children ,Santa's helpers
have set up special express mail-
boxes for your letters to Santa.
The mailboxes are located in We-
wahltchka beside the Wewahitch-
ka State Bank drive-thru and in
Port St. Joe next to City Hall in
front of Santa's Workshop.
Just drop off your letters with
a self-addressed stamped enve-
lope (Santa's helpers are a little
busy this time of year) in one of
the mailboxes.

The daily bag limit of ducks
is five and shall consist of no
more than one female mallard,
one black duck, one mottled
(Florida) duck, one fulvous whis-
tling-duck, one pintail, one can-
vasback, two redheads and two
wood ducks. Taking or attempt-
ing to take brant, geese or harle-
quin ducks is prohibited.
The bag limit for coots is 15
daily, 30 in possession. The bag
limit for mergansers is five daily,
10 In possession (including one
hooded merganser daily, two in
Hunters are reminded that
the limited waterfowl season will
continue in Leon County and on
Lake Miccosukee in Leon and Jef-
ferson counties. Waterfowl hunt-
ing in those areas is permitted
only on Wednesdays, Saturdays
and Sundays during the open
season, and on December 7, 25
and 26, and January 1, 2, 15 and
19. However, Lake Talquin in
Leon and Gadsden counties and

Sr. Citizens Prepare
Annual Chili Dinner
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Association will soon be bus-
ily cooking their fabulous home-
made chili. The annual chili
dinner will be held December 15
from 11:00 until 1:00 p.m. at the
First United Methodist church
Hall. All proceeds will be used to-
help pay for the new center.
The price of, $3.00 will in-
clude iced tea, crackers, and a
big cup of chili. Association mem-
bers will be delivering to local
businesses. Call 229-8466 to
place an order or for more infor-

Computer Auction
Set December 16
Wade Clark Auctions of Port
St. Joe will be conducting a com-
puter auction at the Bay County
Fairgrounds on December 16 at
10:00 a.m. C.S.T. The expected
inventory is anticipated to be over
500 items, including Pentiums,
586's, 486's, Laptops, laser and
bubble jet printers, and a large
assortment of CD-ROM drives,
sound cards, _p.aihers.,_ mother-,
boards, hard drives, memory,
CPU's, modems, scanners, tape
backups, software, Including
games, and too many Items to
list!! Most Items are expected to
sell for a fraction of retail Many
are anticipated to have factory
The Clarks are delighted to be
able to host this auction which
will provide families and busi-
nesses an opportunity to pur-
chase affordable computers and
Just in time for Christmas! For
more information, call Wade
Clark at 904-229-9282.
Adv. 12/7/95




A town hall meeting will be held on
Thursday, December 7, 1995 at 5:00
p.m., E.S.T., at the Highland View Fire
Department to discuss the possibility
of rebuilding the Highland View Water
System. All residents of the community
and customers of Highland View Water
System are encouraged to attend.


Grant application personnel will be
*surveying each household during the
following days. It is essential that all
homes respond to the survey in order

the Ochlockonee River are open
to hunting every day during the
regular waterfowl season.
First Northwest
Florida Hunting
Death Recorded
Escambia Co. Hunting Trip
Ends With Fatal Accident
A hunting trip involving three
Escambia County teens ended in
tragedy November 19 when
James Curtis Allen, 17, Canton-
ment died after apparently shoot-
ing himself with a .50 caliber
muzzleloading rifle.
Allen, Frankie Ray Simmons,
Jr., 14, Molino and Charles
Thomas Clinard, 16, Pensacola
had gone deer and hog hunting
Sunday morning by boat on Park-
er's Island in the Escambia River.
Sunday was the last day of an
early three-day muzzleloading
gun season in northwest Florida.
Lt. Ken Watson of the Florida
Game and Fresh Water Fish Com-
mission said, "Indications at the
scene were that :Allen had
climbed atop two downed trees
when his gun discharged. But, we
haven't determined if he was pull-
ing the gun toward him, dropped
the gun or what the exact circum-
stances were that caused the gun
to fire."
Watson said Allen's compan-
ions reported hearing a gun shot
at 11:30 a.m. and found him
dead a short time later. He said
Simmons and Clinard immediate-
ly made their way out of the
swamp and notified authorities.
Watson said it was sundown be-
fore Allen's body was recovered.
The accident was the first re-
corded in northwest Florida this
hunting season. Last year there
were 29 accidents statewide, but
16 of those occurred in the pan-

Kids Can Win A Ride Saturday In Santa's

Sleigh with A Donation to the Needy

Kids-bring a canned good to
Santa Saturday, December 9 be-
tween 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
and draw a chance to win a ride
on Santa's special float in Satur-

day's Christmas parade.
All of the canned goods re-
ceived will be donated to HRS for
the needy.

And, be sure to have your
picture taken with Santa while
you're there making your dona-


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Meet Port St. Joe's 1995

Boy's Basketball Teams

SFrom left to right, in the front row,are: Chris Williams, C. J. Jones, Cameron Lik
kison, Dan Bolden, Dominique Ward and Jermaine Larry. Back row: Brian Jenkins, D
vin Baxter, Doyle Crosby, Chad Quinn and James Daniels.



0 .0 0 Basketball
Greensboro out-scored the
Wewahitchka Gators 25-19 in the
S- fourth quarter Tuesday night to
*:,'-, ^ edge the Gators 78-66.
'm Greensboro Jumped off to a
S17-6 in the first stanza with the
Gators charging back with 24 big
S ones in the second stanza to
:!. make a game of it. The Bulldogs
led by a slim four points at half-
Cecil Jackson paced the Ga-
tor attack with his 24 points, 13
r rebounds and six assists. Andrew
o Williams chipped in 13 points,
Gus Russ added 12 and Luke
Taunton was close behind with
11. Taunton also had two three-
pointers and Russ had one.
Score by Quarters:
SGr'boro 17 17 19 25-78
Wewa 62417 19-66
G'BORO-Gilcrease 5-2-12,
Christian 9-1-20, Carter 5-6-16,
STillman 7-2-17, McSwan 0-1-1,
Mathews 6-0-12.
WEWA-Hayes 1-0-2, Taun-
ton 4-1-11, Russ 5-1-12,
J.Jackson 2-0-4,. Williams 6-1-
13, Jackson 8-8-24.
-. The Gators will play at Liber-
ty County Friday night.
--Girls Basketball-
Wewahitchka's Lady Gators
rely, Barry Ad- jumped on Sneads in the early
)es Baxter, Da- portion of the game Monday
night, and took a decisive 58-37
win over the Pirates.
April Jones was the big gun
for the Lady Gators with 16
points and 19 rebounds. Diane
Taunton added 19 points and
Amanda Davis 15.
The Lady Gators will be in
Grand Ridge Thursday.
Score by Quarters:
Sneads 5 10 1012-37
Wewa 17 14 16 11--58'

Notice is hereby given that the City Commission of
the City of Port St. Joe, sitting as the Board of
Adjustment will hold a public hearing at City Hall
at 8:00 p.m., Tesday December 1, 995, to-
determine whether the City will authorize a
deviation to Zoning Ordinance No. 228 for a
variance of approximately five feet on the easterly
property line to construct a carport, located at 340
Avenue C.
'/e/Paulne Pendarvs, City Clerk
2wC. December 7 and 14. 1995.

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Boys Team Ranked Number 2In State ... Girls Are Ranked Number 9

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This Friday and Saturday
Port St Joe will host a triple-
header on' Friday 'and a double-
header on Saturday which will
feature four state-ranked teams.
On Friday at 6:00 p.m. the
junior varsity, boys team will play'
Malone's Junior varsity team.
Both teams are currently unde-
feated. At 7:30 the #1 ranked 1A
Malone Tigers will face the #8
ranked 2A Apalachlcola Sharks.
At 9:00 the #2 ranked 3A Port St.
Joe Tiger Sharks will play #8 1A
Grand Ridge.
On Saturday at 7:30Apalach-
icola will play Grand Ridge fol-
lowed by Malone versus Port St.
S.Port St Joe Coach Vernon
Epplnette said. This in an oppor-
tunity for our fans to get to come
out and see three great match-
ups on Friday followed by two
great match-ups on Saturday. We
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Girl's Basketball
Two free throws in the last
seconds of the game by Stephanie
Maxwell preserved the Lady
Sharks unblemished record this-
season, when the Sharks hosted
the Rams Tuesday night.
The Sharks hacked out a nar-
row 30-28 victory over the Ewes.
Tight defense by the Sharks"'
held the Lady Rams scoreless in
the third quarter, while the
Sharks were picking up nine
Maxwell led the Shark scor-
ing with her 13 points. Quatonia
Croom added 10 and Misty Wood
kept the boards clean with her 12
rebounds along with Latrina
McNeal with 11 rebounds.
Score by Quarters:
Ru'ford 10 8 0 10-28
PSJ 7 109 4-30
R'FORD-Paul 2-0-4, Green
1-0-2, Armstead 1-0-2, Pltts 4-2,
10, Lawson 1-0-2, Hammond 4-0-
PSJ-Maxwell 5-3-13, Fields
1-0-2, M.Wood 0-0-0, Croom 5-0-
10, McNeal 2-1-5, C.Wood 0-0-0.
.The Lady Sharks travel to
Carrabelle, Friday.
Stephanie Maxwell continues
to pace the Lady Sharks as she
led both teams In scoring last
Thursday night, with 23 points in
Apalachicola to spoil the neigh-
boring city's season opener, 40-
The Port St. Joe ladies had a
narrow 22-20 lead headed into
the fourth quarter, but out-
scored, their Franklin County
neighbors 18-7 to take the big
win-their second of the young
season. Quatonia Croom found
the range in that final quarter,,
sinking seven of the Shark's 18
points and helping the defense
with her six steals.
Misty Wood added eight
points and six assists for her
team. Maxwell had 16 rebounds
for the game, leading her team in
that category as well.
Score by quarters:
PS. 88 6 18-40
APALACH 67 7 7-27
PSJ-Maxwell 11-1-23, Wood
2-4-8, Fields 1-0-2, Croom 3-0-7.
APALACH--Green 5-0-1.1,
Myers 2-0-4, James 3-1-7, Cargill,
2-1-5, Frazier 0-0-0.
Port St Joe's Lady Sharks
were all over the Blountstown Ti-
gers Monday night as they took a
lop-sided 50-14 win against the
first year team.
SStephanie Maxwell paced the
Sharks with her 14 points. Trina
McNelll added 10 points.
The Shark defense held the
Tigers to only one point in the
first period and blanked them in
the third stanza.'
Score by Quarters:

PSJ 20.4 22-50
B'TOWN 15 0 8-14
PSJ-Maxwell 5-4-14, Croomf
3-0-6, Wood 2-0-4, Fields 3-0-6.
McNelll 4-2-10, Johnson 1-0-2,
Thompson 2-0-4, Kilbourn 2-0-4.
BTOWN-Day 1-2-3, Hall 2-
0-5, Wesselhoeft 2-0-6.
PSJHS To Host 3rd Annual
"Lady Shark Classic"
The girl's basketball team at
Port St. Joe High School will be
hosting the Third Annual Lady
Shark Classic December 14th
and 15th in the dome. The teams
playing in this year's tournament
will be Port St. Joe, Apalachicola,
Chipley, and defending champi-'
ons, Wewahitchka.
Playing times (all E.S.T.) are
as follows: Thursday-Chipley vs.
Wewa at 7:00 p.m.; St. Joe vs.
Apalach at 8:30 p.m.; Friday-
losers play at 7:00 p.m.; winners
play championship game at 8:30
The lady Sharks would like to
thank the following businesses
for their contributions to the
tournament: Citizens Federal,
Showtime Video, Buzzett's Drugs.,
Motley's Big Star, the Athletic
House and The Star.
Thanks again for your contin-
ued support of girls' athletics.

Boy's Basketball
PSJ 46, FLA. HIGH 45
The Sharks and the Florida
High Seminoles slugged it out toe-
to-toe for four full quarters of bas-
ketball Friday night with the
Sharks out-scoring the Seminoles,
16-14 in the final period, to edge
their District 2 foes, 46-45.
It was the number two state-
ranked Sharks home opener.
Both the varsity and the JV team
took opening season wins.
The Seminoles put up a flurry
of shots at the buzzer but the
Sharks held on to their fragile
one-point margin.
Brian Jenkins paced the
home team for the second game
in a row with his 16 points and
all-state forward Des Baxter add-
ed 12. Jenkins had three treys in
the game.
Score by Quarters:.
Fla. High 99 13 14-45d
PSJ. 9912 16-46
FLA. HI.-Blizzard 4-2-12.
McGants 5-0-10, Revell 4-2-12.
Vann 0-1-1, Hickman 2-2-6,
Traullck 0-0-0, Rose 2-0-4.
PSJ-Larry 0-2-2, Likely 2-0-
4, Jenkins 6-1-16, Adkison 2-0-4,
Quinn 0-0-0, Williams 0-1-I, Des
Baxter 3-6-12, Crosby 1-3-5,
Day. Baxter 1-0-2.
PSJ 78, GODBY 76
For the second night in suc-
cession the Sharks were Involved
in a barn-burner with a Tallahas-
see team. Saturday night the
team out-ran and out-scored the
Godby quintet 78-76 on Des Bax-
ter's two free throws with only
two seconds remaining in the
The Sharks were behind by
11 points in the third quarter,
but battled back to take their
third successive win against no
losses thus far in the season.
Both Baxter and Doyle Cros-
by led the Shaik attack with 19
points each. It was Baxter's free
throw shooting which kept the
Sharks close for the second night
in a row. Brian Jenkins added
15 and Jermaine Larry had 13 for
the Sharks.
"Our kids didn't quit, even
when they got behind," head
coach Vern Eppinette remarked.
SScore by Quarters:
GODBY .8 20 30 18-76
PSJ 12 11 33 22-78
GODBY-Ferrell 4, Griffn 16,
Gurley 4, Hughes 4, Isom 19,
Jones 15, Thomas 11, Harris 2.
PSJ-Larry 13, Likely 2, Jen-
kins 15, Adkison 1, Quinn 8, Wil-
liams 2, Des Baxter 19, Crosby
19, Day. Baxter 2.,

The number two state
ranked Sharks continued to cut a
wide swath through its opposition
this year by handing the Ruther-
ford Rams a resounding 75-59
defeat Tuesday night. The Sharks
remain undefeated thusfar in the
The Sharks jumped off to a
two point lead after the first quar-
ter and built on it, out-scoring
the Rams in every portion of the
The 'Sharks had five players
scoring in double figures with all-
state forward Des Baxter scoring
16 points to lead the way.:Brian
Jenkins and Barry Adklson add-
ed 13 points each. Jermaine Lar-
ry and Chaddrick Quinn had 11
each. Adklson had two .three
pointers and Jenkins had one.
Coach Vernon Eppinette said
his charges seem to have In-'
creased their intensity in game
play and 'credited the bench with
playing very smart basketball. "I
thought we played harder than
we have been," he said.
Score by Quarters:
PSJ 17 23 18 17-75 ;.
R'FORD 1x 15 16 13-59
PSJ-Larry 5-1-11, Adklson
4-3-13. Williams 0-0-0, De. Bax-
ter 6-4-16, Crosby 2-0-4, Jenkins
5-2-13, Likely 2-0-4, Quinn 3-5-
6, Jones 'O-0-0, Daniels 0-0-0,
Ward 0-3-3, Bolden 0-0-0; Da.
Baxter 0-0-0.
R'FORD-Byrd 4-9-17, Davis
0-4-4, Sherfleld 3-2-8, Heard 0-0-
0, Price 1-1-3, C.Jones 2-0-4,'

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I have an eleven year old in more long term weight gain and
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Unemployed Congressmen May Further Complicate 'Business As Usual"

The recent announcement
that Donner: and Blltzen have
elected to take the early reindeer
retirement package has triggered
a good deal of concern about
whether they will be replaced,
and about other restructuring de-
cisions at the North Pole.
Streamlining was appropriate
In view of the reality that the
North Pole no longer dominates
the season's gift distribution
business. Home shopping chan-
nels and mail order catalogues
have, diminished Santa's market
share and he could not sit idly by
and permit further erosion of the
profit picture.
The reindeer downsizing was
made possible through the pur-
chase of a late model Japanese
sled for the CEO's annual, trip.
Improved productivity from Dash-
er and Dancer, who summered at
the Harvard Business School, is
anticipated and should take up
the slack with no discernible loss
of service. Reduction in reindeer
will also lessen airborne envirori-
mental emissions for which the
North Pole has been cited and re-
ceived unfavorable press.
I am pleased to inform you
and yours that Rudolph's role will
not be disturbed. Tradition still
counts for something at the North
Pole. Management denies, in. the
strongest possible language, the
earlier leak that Rudolph's nose
got that way not from the cold,
but from substance abuse. Call-
ing Rudolph "a lush who was into
the sauce and never did pull his
share of the load" was an unfor-
tunate comment, made by one of
Santa's helpers and taken out of
context at a time of year when he
is known to be under executive
As a further restructuring, to-
day's global challenges require
the North Pole to continue to look
for better, more. competitive
steps. Effective immediately, the
following economy measures are
to take place in the 'Twelve Days
of Christmas" subsidiary:
The partridge will be re-
tained, but the pear tree never
turned out to be the cash crop
forecasted. It will be replaced by a
plastic hanging plant, providing
considerable savings .in .mainte-
The two turtle doves repre -
serit-ai'redtnfindtf'thAt i slmrhply
not cost effective., In addition
their romance during working
hours could not be condoned.
Eleven pipers piping' and
twelve drummers drumming is a
simple case of the band getting
too big. A substitution with a
string quartet, a cutback on new
music and no uniforms will pror
duce savings which will drop
right down to the bottom line.'
We can expect a substantial
reduction in assorted people,
fowl, animals and other expenses.
Though incomplete, studies indi-
cate that stretching deliveries
over twelve days is inefficient. If
we can drop ship in one day, ser-
vice levels will be improved.
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suing") action is pending.
Lastly, it is not beyond con-
sideration that deeper cuts may
be necessary in the future to stay
competitive. Should that happen,
the Board will request manage-

Toy Safety:

Number 1

Concern for

Commissioner of Agriculture
The winter holiday season is
rapidly approaching and almost
everyone will have occasion to
give toys as gifts to children. A lit-
tle care and thoughtful considera-
tion can help keep the generous
act of gift-giving. from contribut- ,
ing to an injury.
The U. S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC) esti-
mates that 165,000 people were
treated at hospital emergency
rooms for toy-related injuries in
1994. About 81 percent of the in-
juries were to children under age
15, and half were to children un-
der five.
The Federal Hazardous Sub-
stances Act and the Consumer
Product Safety Act regulate cer-
tain toys and other children's ar-
ticles. Manufacturers must de-
sign their products to meet these
regulations so that hazardous
products. are not sold. While
these laws help protect children
from unsafe toys, they are not a
substitute for parental involve-
ment and supervision.
The single biggest factor to
consider when choosing a toy is a
child's age. Many toy manufac-
turers give age recommendations
and safety information to ensure
the item will be appropriate for
the child's skills and abilities.
Follow those guidelines.
Another important considera-
tion is keeping the toys of older
children, out of -the hands ,fof
younger ones. A toy that is safe in
the hands of an 8-year-old can be
dangerous, even deadly, for a
younger child. Older children are
not likely to break off parts of
toys and put them in their
mouth; but that is a fairly com-
mon occurrence among three-
year-old and younger children.
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Servic-
es and the CPSC offer these addi-
tional suggestions about toy safe-,
S*Make sure toys are sturdy
and well constructed before pur-
S *Periodically check toys for
sharp or jagged edges caused by
damage or wear.
*Explain to children how to
use toys properly and safely.
*Be sure there is appropriate
adult supervision when called for
by the age of the child or the type
of toy.
*Teach children to put their
toys safely away so that no one
trips, steps or falls on them.
*Make sure toy chests have a
lid support that will hold the lid
open in any position.
*Always give a bike helmet
with the gift of a bicycle.
*If your gift is in-line skates,
include a helmet and wrist, el-
bow, knee and shin pads.
*Avoid toys that shoot objects
that can injure eyes.
.'*For infants and very young
children, avoid toys with long
strings or cords that could be-
come wrapped around their neck
and cause strangulation.

ment to 'scrutinize the Snow0
White Division to see if seven
dwarfs is the right number.
The positions are therefore elimi-
-[The three French hens will
remain intact After all, everyone
loves the French.]
The four calling birds were re-
placed by an automated voice
mail system, with a call waiting
option. An analysis is underway
to determine who the birds have
been calling, how often and how,
long they talked.
The five golden rings have
been put on hold by the Board of
Directors. Maintaining a portfolio
based on one commodity could
have negative implications for in-
stitutional investors. Diversifica-
tion into other precious metals as
well as a mix of T-Bills and high
technology stocks appear to be in
The six geese-a-laying consti- '
tutes a luxury which can no long-
er be afforded. It 'has long, been
felt that the production rate of
one egg per goose per day is an
example of the decline in produc-
tivity. Three geese will be let go,
and an upgrading in the selection
procedure by personnel will as-
sure management that from now
on every goose It gets will be a
good one.
The seven swans-a-swimming
is obviously a number chosen in
better times. The function is pri-
marily decorative. Mechanical
swans are on order. The current
swans will be retrained to learn
some new strokes and therefore
enhance their outplacement.
As you know, the eight'
maids-a-milking 'concept has
been under heavy scrutiny by the-
EEOC. A male/female balance in
the workforce is being sought
The more militant maids consider
this 'a dead-end job with no up-
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School News

SEvents and Happenings from County Schools
., .' .



By Linda Whitfield

Jerremy Yoder is Third Grade
Student Of The Week
Randy Harper chose eight
year old, Jerremy Yoder as his
student of the week. He is the son
of Ronda and Mark Yoder and
says his very favorite thing to do
is to go hunting with his dad. Jer-
remy likes to play with Jacob
Jackson and wants to be a fire-
man -when he grows up. He would
like to visit in Michigan and see
the snow. His favorite song is "We
Three Kings of Orient Are" and
his favorite color is blue. Jerremy
had this to say about himself: "I
try to be responsible, work hard,
and I run pretty fast. too." Mr.

Port St. Joe



News ..

Last week's seventh and
eighth grade "Students of the
Week" were Sarah Mize, Matt
Caswell and Connie Combs. Con-
gratulations to all ofyoul.
The Port St. Joe Middle
School girl's basketball team trav-
eled to Apalachicola on Thursday,
November 10 and defeated their
Junior varsity ream, 20-14. All 15
girls from Port St Joe were able
to play and show their stuff. Keep
up the great work, Sharksl'
Let's not forget about our
boy's basketball team. They have
had three games already within
the past week and now have a 2- ...
41 record. Their most recent game
wvas with' Blountstown Monday,
december 4. The final score was
Blountstown, 70 and Port St. Joe,
50. All Port St. Joe players dis-
played a fine effort. Go Sharks!
The Student Government As-
sociation is sponsoring the sec-
ond annual Great Dessert Give-
Away that is taking place this
week. Each AA is competing to
determine who can raise the most
money. At the end of'the week,
the AA raising the most money
will have first choice of a wonder-
ful dessert tray.
The Beta Club is also working
hard this month. They have cho-
sen to pick two children who are
not able to get anything for
Christmas and make it a happy
one by giving them a Christmas
gift that they've asked for. The
Beta Club is a also asking that stu-
dents bring in any toys or stuffed
animals that are not used :any
more and are still in good shape.
The Beta Club will then give them
to other children that need them
and can use the toys even more.
Don't forget about six weeks
tests that will be held December
14 and 15. Thursday the tests are
scheduled during first, second,
and third period and on Friday
during fourth, fifth, and sixth pe-
riods. Start studying nowi
From The Principal's Desk
By Chris A. Barley
School Report
Port St. Joe Middle School
will send home copies of the An-
rnual School Report on Friday, De-
cember 15. This. report reviews
the progress of Port St. Joe Mid-
dle School during the 1994-95
school year. Please review this re-
port and contact the school if you
have any questions.
Early Dismissal
Due to Christmas holidays,
!school will be dismissed early on
Tuesday, December 19 and
Wednesday, December 20. A dis-
missal schedule for the middle
school is as follows:
Tuesday, Dec. 19 ........12:05 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 20....11:50 a.m.
Lunch will be served on Tues-
day, December 19, but will not be
served on Wednesday, December
Christmas Dance
On Wednesday, December 20
Port St. Joe Middle School will
have a Christmas dance during
school hours for those students
meeting the disciplinary require-
ments for attendance. Refresh-
ments will be provided. The
P.T.S.O. has been asked to volun-
teer food and chaperones.
Merry Christmas and Happy
New Year To All!

Harper says Jerremy is a very
hard worker who is always striv-
ing to improve." We like improve-
WES Faculty and Staff
Christmas Party
Though it was earlier than
usual, the faculty, staff and
guests enjoyed a great dinner of
filet mignon and all the trim-
mings at the Cheese Barn in Pan-
ama City. Lots of door prizes were
given out and tokens of thanks to
our secretaries, assistant princi-
pal, and Mr. Kelley "and a
good time was had by all." Not
that this had, anything to do with
the date for the dinner,'but it was
also the night for the Bell Ringer
Sale at Gayfers and, the Holly
"How's That Again?"
In Pre-K, Miss Joyce noticed
that all her chalk had gotten ,
broken. No one "fessed up" and
Miss Joyce reminded them that
their story of the morning was
about-honesty. Finally, one little
tyke, Jonathan Shipman, spilled
the beans. He said, 'I'll tell you--
her did it. my did it, and him did
A student in Mrs. Walker's
Kindergarten class told the sub-
stitute, "Mr. Kelley's rich." The

sub said, "He is?" Then Donnie
Whitfleld said, "You know he gets
all that milk money we bring inl"
Sympathy To The Gray Family.
Mr. Kelley and the staff and
faculty would like to express their
sympathy to the Gray family in
the untimely death of their 18-
year old daughter, Kenya. She
was a student in our school and
in my classroom and she will be
sorely missed by all.
VE Training
Kim Whitfleld, ESE teacher,
was as G.C.C.C. two days for
training and reported that WES is
right on target with instructional
interventions. .
New Kid On The Block-
Deborah Crosby
WES is happy to have Debo-
rah Crosby join us at our site as
the new Coordinator of Special
Services., She replaces Betty Bid-
well who retired earlier this year.
Deborah and her husband, John
have two children,- Doyle and
Daphne. Deborah is a member of
her choir, plays the piano, at-
tends most extra-curricular activ-
ities, and, is, very active In the
community. She loves shopping
and traveling. Deborah loves gos-
pel music tool
She hopes to be able to pro-
vide service and attain excellence
in education. She believes in an
equal opportunity to all students
and will maintain a good rapport
with people. Deborah believes
cooperation, collaboration, partic-
ipation and dedication are re-
quired to achieve and ensure con-
tinued progress. These are: the
tools that have helped her in life.
Deborah says this about her-
self: I am grateful to be working
with a group of people that are
supportive, friendly and conscien-
tious. I look forward to working
wherever needed." We're glad
you're here, Deborahl

From the Principal


Holiday Schedule
Sfor Wewa Students
Due to Christmas holidays
and exams, school will be dis-
missed early on Wednesday, De-
cember 20. and Thursday, De-
cember 21. Following is a bus
schedule for these dates:
Wednesday, December 20
Main Street (WES).............. 12:00
LintonSite (WES) .............. 11:50
Wewahitchka High.............. 12:00,
Thursday, December 21
Main Street (WES) ............ 11:45
Linton Site (WES).............. 11:50
Wewahltchka High.............. 12:00
Lunch will be served on
Wednesday, December 20, but
will not be served on Thursday,
December 21, Breakfast will be
served both days at Wewahitchka
Elementary School.

Early Dismissal

in South Gulf Co.
Due. to Christmas holidays
and exams, school will be dis-
missed early on Tuesday, Decem-
ber 19 and Wednesday, Decem-
ber 20. Following is a bus
schedule for these dates:
Tuesday, December 19
KIDS 11:40
North Port St Joe............. 11:45
Highland View 11:45
PSJ Elementary 11:55
Port St Joe Middle............. 12:05
Port St Joe High ................ 12:15
Wednesday, December 20
KIDS ....;... 11:25
North Port St Joe.............. 11:30
Highland View 11:30
PSJ Elementary 11:40
Port St Joe Middle ........... 11:50
Port St. Jbe High ............... 12:00
Lunch will be served on Tues-
day, December 19, but will not be
served on Wednesday, December
20. Breakfast will be served both
days at Port St. Joe Elementary

S.High School -,T (Vew
Sby Lary A. Mathes:.Hiland View

The WHS cross country boy's
team, coached by Jay Bidwell,
was honored at the Gulf County
School Board meeting this week
for having won the state champi-
onship. This was Wewahitchka
High School's first team champi-
onship in any sport since the ear-
ly 1950's, (two years :state boys
basketball champs under William
Unton). We've reached the. finals
in football, baseball, and girl's
softball, but 'missed. each time
until now.: Congratulations again
to Coach Bidwell and his merry
band. Next year we expect the
WHS girl's team to Join the boys.
The girls finished third, and since
they are all young they should
move up!
Both girl's and boys' basket-
ball are off to a slow start, due
mainly to a lack of practice time
(due to other sports playoffs). It's
tough to work in, improving your
team when you have to play
games every other night. The var-
sity boys did, have a come-from-
behind win against 3-A Blount-
stown last Friday night. We need
a bunch of those!
Winning means Tans-fans
mean dollars to help keep the'
programs going. Most don't know
how much it costs to put on pro-



This week we want to recog-
nize the winners of the Harvest
Festival coloiing contest. Our top
coloring students are Alex Harris,
Laura Phillips and Ashton Norris
in grade K-5; Jessica Noble, Nich-
olas Johnson and Warren Floyd
ii grade 1; Ashlyn Parker, Mi-
chelle Perrin and Zachary Norris
in grade 2; Heather Henderson,
Audrey Cobb, and Laura Seay in
grade 3; Jeff Bailey and Jenna
Teat in grade 4; Aaron Watson,
Linda Phillips and Christopher
Perrin in grade 5.
Our super-sales students ,in
grades K-5 through 12 for Christ-
mas card sales are Jarvis Fennell,
Michael Griffin, Breanna Scalf,
Trevor Burch, Bennie Tiller,- Jere-
my Robershaw, Justin McCroan,
Steven Fennell. Brandi Rogers,
Preston Nobles and Jimmy Curry.
Those in K-3 and K-4 who sold
the most cards were Ryan Wald-
ing, Christian Littles, and Andria
Latta. The classes with the best
sales were grade 1, grade 5 and

gramsm, but an example would be
the $145 Just for a JV and varsity
night for officials' fees. The cost of
new uniforms, balls, bus drivers,
gas for trips, utilities, etc., has to
be added in (then multiply the
number of home games or'away
Raising money to continue
the wide variety of offerings is a
constant headache we ll deal
with at the high school level, and
I know local businesses and peo-
ple in general must. get tired of
our groups continually soliciting
funds. There are so many organi-
zations needing to raise money
that often two or three groups at
a time trip over one another try-
ing to get donations. Thank good-
ness most of the time these folks
dig a little deeper and, help all
they can. Without their help. I'm
afraid most of our minor sports
programs would cease to be.
I know the fund-raising is ag-
gravating, but it's a necessity.
The other ways of financing the
non-revenue producing' sports
might be a small increase in a lo-
cal tax levy. If you can think of
other alternatives, share them
with us. We'll look at anything I .
Remember the reason for the

on's Tale
News Column
Faith Christian School .

the five-year kindergarten. We 'A
want to thank these, all those
who sold cards, and all those who ?p
bought them!
Students have been hard at
work on their DAR essays. Faith
Christian School encourages all
the students in grades 5-8 to par-
ticipate in the essay contest spon- ;
scored by the St. Joseph Chapter
of the DAR. The students not only
learn how to write an essay, but
also learn to research a particular
event, person or time in U. S. his-
tory. This activity benefits the
students in their language and
writing skills, as well as gives '
them more knowledge of early "
American history and apprecia- -
tion and love for our country.
Grade five was treated to a
fun day last Friday. Mrs. Goebert i
and Mrs. Geohagaxi took the
class to the Oakland Terrace
playground where they enjoyed
play and a picnic lunch, then to
the harbor at St. Andrews to see


Honor Roll

Catherine Barfield, principal
ofi Highland View Elementary
School, has released the names of
students who achieved placement
on the honor rolls for the second
six weeks grading period of the
1995-96 school year.
Those students earning All
'A's and B's were:
Third Grade: Shannon
Barnes, James Causey, Jerry
Causey,: Danielle Densmore,
Amanda Kriner, Whitney Nixon,
Sissy Smith and Brandon Weeks.
Fourth Grade: Nick Burrows,
Brittany Crocker, Robert Flowers,
Jennifer Haun; Jordan Hinson,
Austin Horton, James McArdle
and Shawn Reynolds.
Fifth Grade: Brad Blackmon,
Adam Nixon, Charles Parker and
Vicki Reed. '
Sixth Grade: Jason Hart,
Amanda Kent, Joe Robinson and
Drew Tuten.
Those students earning All
A's were:
Third Grade: Mylissa Brake,
Andrea Gaylor, Aaron Little, Joey
Shearer, Casey Spriggs and Kayla
SFourth Grade: Meggie Boone.
SFifth Grade: Danielle Barnes
Sand Traci Richardson.

the boats, and last but not least,
a stop at McDonald's for a treat
before returning home. A good
time was had by all.

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
MON-Beef Stew, Fruit Cup,
Roll, Milk and Dessert.
TUES-Manager's Choice,
Fruit, Vegetable, Bread,
Milk and Cookie.
WEDS-Country Fried Steak
or Meatloaf, Turnip Greens,
Mashed Potatoes, Corn-
bread, Milk and Gravy.
THURS-Cheeseburger, French
Fries or Tater Tots, Milk and
FRI-Chicken, Potatoes w/
gravy., Applesauce, Roll and

Bulldog News

j Port St. Joe Elementary School

Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our "Stu-
dents of the Week" .... .,. Mat-
thew Wright, Richard O'Donnell,
Katie Hoffman, Mary Boddye,
Beth Haisten, E'lan Martin and
Heidi Wells.
Progress Reports Sent Home
Progress reports for the third
six weeks grading period were
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 p.m. in the Port St. Joe
Elementary School auditorium.
P.T.O. Christmas Store
Our P.T.O. 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
World's Largest.Christmas
Our P.T.O. will be giving

away the world's .largest Christ-
mas stocking. Tickets cost $1.00
and will be sold before school and
during break at the school store.
Christmas Program .
Our enrichment students,
under the direction of Denise Wil-
liams, will present a Christmas
program on Monday, December
18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Port St
Joe Elementary School auditori-
um. Everyone is invited to attend.
Parents Make The D(fference
Children do best when they
know what to expect. Make a list
of family rules along with clear
consequences. Put them on the
refrigerator for everyone to see.
Example: "If you make a mess,
you: have to clean it up before do-
ing anything else."
Discipline works best with a
balance of love, respect, clearly
defined rules, and understanding.
Quite a Juggling act, but worth
the effort!
Early Dismissal
School will be dismissed at
11:45 on Tuesday, December 19
and at 11:40 on Wednesday, De-
cember 20. .Students will return
to school on Tuesday, January 9.

Sr- Tal I

hark iT l by Dusty Daniels
flw= ww--ww -- -- -- -

Congratulations to the junior
varsity and varsity boys basket-
ball teams for their three' consec-
utive victories. Junior varsity de-
feated Bay High 66-54, Florida
High 60-40 and Godby 63-62. The
varsity Tiger Sharks had wins
over Bay High 78-56, Florida High
46-45, and Godby 78-76.. Good
job, Tiger Sharks!
The next home games for the
Tiger Sharks will be Friday,.De-
.cember 8 against
Grand Ridge and Sat-
urday, December 9
against Malone. Be
sure to come out and
support our guys.
Another congrat-
ulations goes to the
Lady Sharks for the
40-27 victory over
Apalach last Thurs-
day iight! Way to go,
Attention seniors:
If ybu are planriing to
pursue a career as a teacher,
please see Mrs. Witten right away
for important, scholarship infor-
Students who have any inter-
est in attending one of the Lj. S.
Service academies are invited to
the annual "Grassroots" program
to learn about the academies di-
rectly from cadets and midship-
men. The program is to be held at
Killearn Methodist Church, locat-
ed at 2800 S. Shamrock in.Talla-
hassee from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thurs-
.day, December 28.
Attention juniors and seniors:
Don't forget to pick up your ACT
and SAT packets before the
Christmas holidays if you plan to

take any test after the holidays.
The American Chemical Soci-
ety offers a Minority Scholars
Program to encourage African
Americans, American Indians,
anid other minority students to
pursue college degrees in the
chemical sciences. Interested:
students should see the informa:-
tion and applications forms post:
ed on the scholarship bulletin
board in the guidance offip;,
SAny girl interest-'
ed in attending Flor-
ida State University
Fast Pitch ,Softball
Christmas Clinic on
December 27-28
should see Coach
Adkison for an appli-
Saturday, De-
cember 9, the Port
St. Joe Merchants
Association will hold
its 2nd Annual 5k
and 1-Mile Reindeer
Ruii. Medals will be awarded to
the top three finishers in each
age group in the Reindeer Run,
and $50.00 will be awarded to
the top overall female and male
runner in the 5K race. For more
information, contact Coach Scott
On December 9, the annual
Christmas parade will be under-
way. The Keyettes will be partici-
pating in the parade. The yourig
ladies will be dressed as elves and
will be helping the downtown mer-
chants pass out candy to all the
kids during the parade. You'll be
in for a real treat when the "Key-
ette Elves" come rollerblading
down Reid Avenue.

By Jo Hernandex
Christmas Dismissal
Due to Christmas holidays
and semester exams, school will
be dismissed early on December
19 and 20th. Lunch will not be
served on December 20th. Break-
fast will be served on both days.
December 19 ......11:45 a.m.
December 20 .....11:30 a.m.
Make-Up Dates
Due to Hurricane Opal, we at
Highland View Elementary School
will make up two days of school.
The days that are planned for
make-up are as follows:
*Monday, January 8, 1996-
This would have been "Records
*Monday,' January 15, 1996-
This would have been "Martin Lu-
ther King Holiday".
Pictures Are In ...
The individual school pic-
tures were sent home Friday, De-
cember 1. Please look at the
package and decide if you would
like the entire package or select
the package that best fits your
needs. Please return the rest of
the pictures and the money to the

school within 10 days. Thank you
for your cooperation.
Things Start To Take Shape ...
If things go according to
plan-and the desks, chairs and
books arrive on time-we should
be back into our school after the
Christmas holidays. The play-
ground is set; the library is taking
shape; the grounds have been
cleaned up; new paint, new car-
pet, newblinds and shelves are in
All we really need to be set to
move back home are the desks
and chairs, with a bit of luck that
should be happening within the
next few weeks.

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Combined Churches Present Musical

"From Heaven's Throne" Musical Effort of

At Sunday Morning Services of Mexico


We are entering the season of Advent.
In Luke 1:26-27 we find, "In the sixth
month the Angel Gabriel was sent from
God to a city named Nazareth to a virgin
betrothed to a man whose name was Jo-
seph, of the house of David; and the vir-
gin's name was Mary." As we prepare for
the celebration of the birth of Christ, let us
remember the reason for the season. God's
love came down in human form in the
birth of Jesus.:
S There is a great deal of commercialism
at this time ofyear. As long as we keep
Christ in Christmas it becomes a good
time to express our love to others in gifts.
We become a part of God's family in a spe-
cial way because of the birth of Christ. We
need a time of preparation to prepare our
hearts for Christmas. My family, my home,
and my church are all
special at this time of
year. Let us not ne-
glect the preparation
to receive the Christ
child afresh this year.
Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church

~,First HBaptist Church
Sunday School 9:45 an
Worship 11:00 an
Disciple Training 6:00 pr
Evening Worship 7:00 pn
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pn
Gary Smith Buddy Caswe
Pastor Minister of Music & Yout

,- 2420 Long Ave.
S Port St. Joe, FL,3 4 .
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-Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School ..............................................10 a.m
M morning W orship......................................... 11 a.m
Sunday Evening ........................................ 6 p.m
Wednesday Evening ...............................7 p.m

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Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
S(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)

The Church of Christ

in Wewaitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School 10 a.m. CDT
Worship Service 11 a.m. CDT
.Wednesday Bible Study .............. 7 p.m.

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

FIRST r prisr CeURCN
: : Jim Davis, Pastor
823 N. i5th Street 648-5776
Sunday Bible Study (all ages) ..................9:00 CST
M morning W orship ......................................10:00 CST
Evening Worship .......................................6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) ............6:30 CST

S IT ^ 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
jll bI :- SUNDAY WORSHIP................ ...... 10 a.m.
.ADULT SCHOOL............ ... ...., .... 11 a.m.
Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor

Beach Methodist

The combined choirs of First
United Methodist of Mexico Beach
and Port St., doe will present a
"participatory Christmas cantata
entitled, "The Promise Fulfilled"
Sunday,' Dedeinber 10,! 'at 9:004'
a.m. CST in the Mexico Beach
church sanctuary.
:The cantata, by Laxi Smith, is
intended to show that Christ's
birth is firmly placed within the
prophetic scope of God's presence
and action in the world.
Hilda Duren of Port St. Joe
methodist will be the pianist and
Velma' Jones of Mexico Beach
Methodist will be the narrator. Dr.
John Anderson of Mexico Beach
Methodist will direct ,
Children from the Taunton
Family Children's Home will pre-
sent a program celebrating the
coming of Christ and the joys of
Christmas at First Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach Tuesday.
December 12, it was announced
this week. ,
David and Abigale Taunton
and their, 24 children will be
guests at the church's December
Fellowship Dinner, where the chil-
dren's program will highlight the
evening, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The dinner will be a covered dish
with the church providing the
Members of the church are
also planning to go Christmas
caroling the week of December 10.
Music Director John Anderson
will lead the group. He and his
sons, all gifted In music, have
gone caroling in the past. This
year a church group will stop at
homes around the city to "spread
a little Christmas song," one choir
member said.
The church's 10-week course,
"Models of Faith: Beyond the
S Familiar," will be in Its fourth
week this Sunday. "We are look-
ing at the faith of Noah right'
now," teacher Frank Healy said.
'We are looking at the faith of sev-
- eral men and women in the Bible
S to see how their faith developed,
n why It was so strong at critical
S points in their lives, and what we
M can glean from their experiences
n for our own lives," he said.
Ill The Bible study meets at
h 10:15 a.m. In the Fellowship Hall.
j Worship services at the church,
located at 111 N. 22nd Street in
Mexico Beach, begin at 9 a.m. The
Church and the Bible study are
open to anyone interested in
| attending, Gardner said. ,"

Special Servics
At H.V. Assembly
Rev. John Todd of Tallahas-
see will be preaching at the High-
land View Assembly of God
Church at 11:00 am. Sunday,
December 10 and In the evening
Service at 6:00 p.m.
He will be praying for the sick
In the evening service Monday.
December 11 at 7:00 p.m. Every-
one is invited to go and enjoy
these services with the church
- family.

Hosting Soup and
Dessert Supper
The Ladies Altar Society of
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic
Church will be presenting for the
first time a Soup and Dessert
Supper at the church facilities on
15th Street in Mexico Beach on
Friday, .December 8th at 5:30
p.m., C.S.T. Donations of $4.00
will be accepted. All are welcome.

Community Needs
A wheelchair is needed by a
local church to assist persons en-
tering and exiting the sanctuary.
if you can help with this
need, contact Dot Creamer at
647-5427.. i":

Churchomf Your
Choice S d

Long Aenue
"From Heaven's Throne", an
angelic celebration of Christmas,
will be performed by- the" Long
I Avenue Baptist Church Praise
Choir along with several singers
from other area churches., The
,musical ,will be -presented ,two
evenings; Sunday and Monday,
Dec. 17 and 18 at 7:00 pm..
,. The, musical's renowned
.Christian composer,. David
Clydesdale, having written over a
dozen :Christmas musicals.
searched and prayed for a new
way to present the Christmas
message, As he studied the story
over and over again, he began to
notice something very Interest-
ing-the angels. They were every-
where. sometimes "in person" and
sometimes through "holy
dreams". ,.: .
Whether It was Mary or
Joseph, the shepherds or the wise
men, the list of angelic interven-
tion goes on and on. He wondered
is there any chance that the pow-
ers of Heaven's Throne are that
involved in every believer's life?
After all... we are God's children.
Another heavy concept he
dealt with was the fact that the
life of Jesus did not begin In the
manger,: but He existed before all
time. Clydesdale began working
on a-way to let people know with-
out a doubt that Jesus left the
majesty and glory of heaven (His
choice) to come to earth, knowing
He would fulfill the plan of
redemption, even to the cross.
And yet. He accepted this com-
mission. ,.
SThe musical opens as the
H6s,t of Heaven Join together to
send Jesus to "Go change the
world". The entire presentation
takes place in heaven. The audi-
ence seesMary, and Joseph. and
all the "cast of Christmas.'" but
they see them as the power and
armies of. Heaven's. Throne sur-
round them.
Join the congregation to wit-
ness this angelic celebration of
Christmas as you come to the
realization that it is now our
turn-In the power: of Jesus'
name:.. Go change the world"'
The choir of angels, will be
assisted by Kay Geoghagan, nar-
rator/soloist who serves; as a
guide through the two different
worlds of heaven and earth. Other
soloists are the angels Gabriel
and Michael, portrayed by Curtis
Clark and Willie Ramsey, Mary by
Trin ,SIprellj Joseph by Clay Cox,
and Herod by Gil Williams. Alford
Ramsey and Julia Six will. also
have solo parts.
S Non-singing roles will be per-

Rev. Michael Lister

Lister Holds Book
Signing Saturday
Michael Lister of Wewahitch-
ka will be signing copies of his
book, The Song of Suffering: Medi-
tations From Job at B. Dalton
Bookstore in the Panama City
Mall on Saturday. December 16th
from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.




Road a d

S Pastor Guy Labonte
Phone: 648-5912


Services: '"
Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Wed. Bible Study

1 a.m., CST
11 a.m., CST
6 p.m., .ST
6 p.m., CST

laptist Choir December 17-18

formed by shepherds Scott
Hoffman. John Wright, Seth
William, Clay Whitfield and
Austin Horton. and the wise men

Arthur Mott Jackie Evans and
Travis Adams.
A nursery will be provided for
both services.

"A Walk Through

A Live Nativity
Thursday, Friday
and Saturday
Dec. 14-16

.- e' rs.ented by. '
Highland View Assembly of God Church
248 Dolphin St. (Third St.), Highland View
2tc 12/7/45

Highland View
United Methodist Church
Corner of 4th St. & Parker Ave.
:: 'Highland View.
S :' Lynwood Ri. Wynne, Pastor

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


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


We Want You To Be
Part of the Friendly Place
BIBLE STUDY 9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP.I.......... 700 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP.................. 11 00 a.m. WEDNESDAY........................7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING............... 5:45 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
:,. 1601 Long Avenue
Pastor Minister of Music

c Constitution IAnd.'~onument
Catch the SMPort St.
Sunday School ......... 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth -
Fellowship.; ............ 6:00 p.m.
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. eow p......
S' '. Evening Worship ...... 7:30 p.m.
Choir Practice ,
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday ............ 7:30 p.m.

-first UnitedM'etofwdist Churchi
: 111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church............... :00 a.m. CT
Church School ............. ..:....10:00 a.m. CT
Nursery Provided

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

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Grace Baptist Church
Innovative Informal In Touch
Upstairs First Union Bank Monument Ave.
Sunday Worship at 10:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.
Rev. Marty Martin, Pastor
Phone 229-9254

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Bible Study: W4
10 a.m. Sunday 11 a.m.
7 p.m. Wednesday I
CaI X29-8310 ,
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenude

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Ho-Hum! Fight Still

Rages In Battle to

Change Cabinet Duties

Argument Has Been On-going for Years
to Revamp 100-Year-Old Governing System
The 100-year-old Florida Cabinet system is a cherished tradition to
most sunshine state residents. Reform proposals for Legislative action
next session seem to only strengthen it, but in reality they are just anoth-
er attempt to increase the power of the governor, whether he be
Democratic or Republican.
Some changes suggested by a Cabinet-appointed reform commission
including former' Governors Reuben Askew and Bob Martinez would:
*Abolish the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and
transfer its duties-including issuing vehicle registrations and driver
licenses-to the secretary of state whose biggest requirement for the job
now is to have a strong enough wrist to lift the official seal of the state of
*Give a third of the 200 laws detailing administrative duties now
assigned to the governor and Cabinet solely to the Education
*And give the governor sole control of the Departments of Revenue,
Law Enforcement, Veterans Affairs and the Florida Highway Patrol that
now answer to both the governor and the cabinet.
The reform commission says the changes would free the members of
the Cabinet from details and allow them to focus more effectively on state-
wide policy.
Abolishing an agency and turning its duties over to the secretary of
state is the only suggestion revealed so far that does not go against the
original reason the unique Florida Cabinet system was adopted after the
Civil War, that is to limit the power of the governor.
Exempting Cabinet members from the details of administration
seems innocent enough, but often opposition to power can be expressed
quite well in the details of administration.
It's a little like a husband who says he makes all the big decisions and
his wife makes all the little ones and he hasn't made .a decision in the
family yet.
Many thoughtful Floridians view the Cabinet as their last bastion of
Democracy where-just like in an old-fashioned town meeting-they can
have input into important decisions that influence their lives.
The Cabinet-with the governor as chairman and members including
the treasurer,' secretary of state, agriculture commissioner, attorney gen-
eral, comptroller, and education commissioner-has been widely accept-
ed by Floridians.
The objection that the governor and the Cabinet (sometimes called
Snow White and the Six Dwarfs because one is female) cost the state too
much money really has-no merit. Although they have a combined salary
of $700,000, they each have separate constitutional statewide duties and
would be on the job anyway. They meet monthly as a Cabinet, a small
price to pay for such a unique board of directors elected state-wide.
Power being what it is, none of the governors want to share it.
Republican Gov. Claude Kirk, on occasion, wouldn't convene the Cabinet
because it was loaded with Democrats. Democratic governors oppose it
too, although it is still Democratic (4 to 3) and has been in the hands of
the Donkey Party more than 100 years.
Rather than the Cabinet, it would be better to reform the Florida
Supreme Court which is having difficulty deciding whether the state may
be held liable as the result of criminal acts of an escaped state prisoner.
So far the state has paid only the funeral expenses of Faye Vann, 44,
who was stabbed to death in a Tallahassee Mall parking lot five
Christmases ago by convicted killer Donald D. Dillbeck, who walked away
from a prison work detail that was catering a banquet in Gretna in
Gadsden County.
The irony of it is that had she been in state custody herself her fam-
ily would have had a case, but Florida, according to the high court, can--
not legally be held responsible for criminal acts of escaped prisoners. '
It's another problem the Legislature will be asked to fix next session.

Here's the Capitol News Roundup
University of Florida President John Lombardi's plan to allow the
state's public universities to adopt their own tuition rates and issue "edu-
credits" to encourage students to graduate in four years in order to free-
Sup classroom space is sure to be considered by the legislature,
Lombardi was expected earlier this week to accept the presidency of
prestigious Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, a position he applied for after
the chairman of the Florida Board of Regents chastised him for taking his
plan to legislators before checking with the regents.
His marketplace approach to help universities operate in the face of
a dwindling supply of state money is already being hotly debated. It may
not be sponsored by the regents, but it has gotten the attention of legis-

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lators. ,
The state would pay the majority of the cost for a four year degree,
but students would be socked for much higher fees if they take five years.
Tuition now pays about a quarter. f the costs for a degree. Under
Lombardi's plan, student fees for classes over the four year course could
raise 300 percent.
"It would be a powerful incentive for students to graduate in four
years," Lombardi said. He predicted there would be space for as many as
17,000 more students by the year 2000 without building new.facilities.
Lawmakers ordered public universities this year to streamline degree
programs by cutting some requirements to allow students to graduate in
four years, instead of five. Lombardi carried that just a step further with
his portable "educredits" for a four year degree that would be given tq
Junior college and university students.
Some regents and several university presidents say they have reser-
vations about that part of the plan, but there is little opposition so far to
giving universities the authority tq set their own tuition rates and fees.
The legislature in 1995 voted down a proposal to let universities set
their own tuition, although it allowed them in a 1994 law to charge 10
percent over the statewide rate at their discretion.
The Florida Cabinet and Gov. Lawton Chiles approved higher test
scores to graduate, from' high school over protests of a state teachers'
union. The issue will now go before the Legislature.
Education Commissioner Frank Brogran also plans to ask lawmakers
to raise the grade average required for graduation from a D minus to a C.
"I think the floodgates are open for additional failures," said Aaron
Wallace, president of Florida Teaching Professionals National Education
Association. "I also think about the stigma that is attached to students
who are categorized as disadvantaged."
Brogan, who has toured low-achieving schools since takingoffice in
January, said it was a move to create higher standards and expectations.
"There are too many students graduating from Florida high schools with-
out the tools to be able to go on and be competitive," he said.
With. about 40 Florida Conservation Club members in Red Hats
showing a banner reading 'The Voters Have Already Spoken-Ban Nets",
the .governor and cabinet adopted a closed season on seatrout and'
stricter regulations on shrimp trawlers.
Controversial state Sen. Charlie Crist showed up at the Cabinet meet-
ing to stand up for the Florida Marine Commission's proposed regulations
on shrimp trawls in state waters. It was passed intact.
Florida anglers will be cut back to a daily limit of five seatrout from
the present 10 except in the panhandle where the legal daily catch will go
to seven. A closed season on trout fishing was set for November and
December in the state, except for the panhandle which will be closed in
Attorney General Bob Butterworth has launched an investigation into
elder abuse and Medicaid fraud in the wake of newspaper charges that
confused elderly patients are being transferred to mental health hospitals
from nursing homes against their will.
The St. Petersburg Times and the Sun Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale
reported frail, confused patients were pressured into signing in "volun-
tarily" at mental health treatment centers where taxpayers pick up the
Medicare pays for the psychiatric hospital care while Medicaid con-
tinues to pay for the nursing home to keep the patient's bed available.

Congratulations'to the top
Producing Realtors from Anchor
Realty & Mortgage Company who
have won the "Golden Anchor
1995" award. qualifying for the
annual company trip to this
year's location, Paris, France, the
"City of Lights", at Christmas
Howard Wesson and Marga-
ret Fletcher from the Cape San
Bias office, and Travis Stanley
and Bobby Payton from the St.
George Island office led the com-
pany in sales in 1995. Their re-
ward is a seven-day, six-night all
expense paid trip for two to Paris.
Anchor Vacation Properties,
Inc.'s "Employee of the Year,".
Marilyn Helms, will also be going
to Paris with the group in Decem-
This is the first time in An-
chor's history that so many can-
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* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
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98 and Bay St., St. Joe Beach. 8:00
a.m. until. 647-8926. Itp 12/7
Garage .Sale: Dec. 9, 8-12. Corner of
Alabama Ave. and Cortez Sat Beach-
es, Christmas decorations and lots of
household items. Itp 12/7
Large driveway sale, 120 Pine, Mexico
Beach. Dec. 9th, Saturday, 9:00 to
4:00 CST. Old, new and used items,
new Christmas gifts'to collectables.
Please no checks. Itp 12/7
Yard Sale: Saturday, Dec. 9, 8:00 -
12:00 EST. Dryer, dresser w/mirror,
clothes (adult and children's), toys,
housewares, everything in good cond.
#11 Steve's Lane, turn left off of 15th
St. at Mexico Beach. Itp 12/7

Backyard Sale: Rain or shine. Thurs-
day, Friday and Saturday, 330 Atlan-
tic St., St. Joe Beach. Large rolls
wheel chair, elec. hospital bed, small
items, antiques, and collectables,
hand tools, women's clothing, size 14-
16. 647-5430.
Moving Sale: Lots.of items, household
stuff, plumbing fittings, Christmas
stuff, lawnmower, too much to list
Saturday, Dec. 90th, Mexico Beach,
34th St, Lot 9. Rain cancels.
Itp 12/7

Fri. & Sat., 8:00 am. 4:00 p.m. CST
Items removed from motor home;
double ss sink, oval ss sink, propane
tank, propane water heater, water
storage tank, stove exhaust hood,
spare tire carrier, aluminium rear lad-
der & roof rack, antenna and misc.
items. Items left over from building
my house: elec. boxes, plumbing fit-
tings, heating/air duct fittings, con-
crete blocks and misc. items. misc.
household and shop items, one 9 ft'
wide cedar overhead garage door, 2
windows, matching set of commode,
vanity sink and shower; and 3 hp roto
tiller. 113 N. 16th St. Mexico Beach.
Itp 12/7

Garage Sale: Sally's handknit Christ-
mas gifts for the entire family and'
garage sale. Pruning shredder, aquar-
ium stand, chest and misc. items.
Friday Sunday, 135 Ponce de Leon,
St. Joe Beach. 647-8913. 2tc 11/30
Several families are having garage
sales on Gulfaire Dr. (Gulfaire Subd).
Watch for signs! Saturday, Dec. 9th, 8
am. until?
Carport Sale: Friday, December 8th,
8-12, 113 Monica Dr., Ward Ridge.
Computer pre-1000, electronic chess
set, mini tv, books, clothes, baseball
cards. Itp 12/8


Drivers grads. McLendon of-
fers solo & teams pay for exp.
& top starting pay. Bonuses &
benefits, 3 raises in 1st yr.,
profit sharing,, paid orienta-
tion, dir. deposit & assigned
equip, you take home! 22 w/1
yr. OTR/CDL'A'. 1-800-633-
S0550, ext. H-67. itp 12/7

Dietary position opening, cook and
dietary aide. Apply at Bay St. Joseph
Care Center, 220 9th St., Port St. Joe.
2tc 12/7'
POSTAL JOBS: $12.68/hr. to start
plus benefits. Carriers, sorters, com-
puter trainees. For application and
exam information, call .1-219-791-
1191, ext. 2334, 9 am to 9 pm, 7
days. 2tc 12/7
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist 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

2 bdrm. mobile home, needs some
floor repair, $3,000 obo. Call 639-
251,1 after 5:00 p.m. ltc 12/7
Flow Bee hair cutting system, $55.
new treadmill (non-motorized) w/
-headphone and cassette, $140. Ceil-
ing light fixtures (2) $35. Call 229-
6136, after 12 noon. 2tp 12/7
Kabota tractor, 14 hp, diesel, 4 wheel
drive 2/5 foot mower, disk, 25 gal.
sprayer, 12" plow, draw bar, 5' grader
blade, & util. bed..$3,250. 648-5489.
Itc 12/7
New lawn mower, only used twice,
$75. Also recliner, excellent cond.,
moth color, $75. 227-1280. Itc 12/7
Name brand handbags at affordable
prices. 229-8814. 3tc 12/7
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

Aluminum awnings for windows.
Make offer. Also queen size waterbed
with lighted headboard, heater and
rails, in excellent condition, $150.
Call 227-3412 or 229-634, both after
New Leisure-Matic bed with message
unit, rolling casters, with head and
foot adjustment Not a hospital bed.
Cost new $1,300, sell for $600. More
info call 229-6858 anytime.
Itp 12/7

Mushroom Compost, $15 yard, any-
time, 648-5165. tfc 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.
tfc 12/7

Refrigerator, Magic Chef with icemak-
er, $400. 227-2140 after 4 p.m.
Itp 12/7
Camper shell for Dodge Dakota, excel-
lent condition, $100. 229-8578 after
.5:00 p.m.
CAST NETS, taking orders for Christ-
mas. Evenings. 229-6604. tfc 12/7
Guaranteed ladies' and' men, high
quality fashion jewelry at reasonable
prices. 229-8433. 26fp 8/3
Craftsman tools and Die Hard bat-
teries are available now at Western
Auto Store, 219 Reidt Ave. 227-1105.
Stfc 12/7
Western Auto Special. Computer spin
balance 4 tires and tire rotation.'
$19.95. 227-1105. tfc 12/7

new and refurbished name
brands. Sat, 12-16. Call for
details: Wade Clark Auctions
10% Buyers Premium
AB 1239, AU 1737, AU1743.
2tr 11 IV


End of Summer Blues? Don't worry
about leaving your hole empty, Let
Pet. & Property'Y"nlders do routine
property checks' Call rd y & Marie
Romanelli, 229-1605. tfe 10/5
Port st. Joe Lodge No. 11
Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m., Masonic Hall,
S 214 Red Ave.
Marlen Taylor, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
pd. thru 95
Surfaide Serenity Group, 1st United
Methodist Church. 22nd St.. Mexico
Beach. Monday 7:30: Friday 7:30.
- Al times central. 647-8054.

D&B Auto Repair
140 Helen Dr., Wewahitchka
Now Open to ferve Wewahitchka
and the Surrounding Communities.
Mention this ad for 10% Discount.
41o 11'9

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

Port St, Joe Senalty.1HILos.

Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ
29 Years Experience
7229 Deerhaven Road, P.C. r,?

"Catenng to All Your Lawn Service Needs"
Free Estimates
Call 229-6435 fc 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
Sfor the Eldire Family.
Accessories and MisC. Items. ~4

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

-25 Years Experience' P. 0. Box 13675
S'Mekico Beach

Total Pride Pest Control
Locally Owned and Operated
Donnle Matthews 648-3018

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

LIC # RF0051042
ER 0011618

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821

Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian Your Gulf County Primestar repre-
.Church. -Hwy. -1, Al -Anon i meets :-uaentative, Call Debbie at 647-5836. "
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday tp 12/7
and Thursday at 7:00. ..
Val#t vnAmoauar Mu1611.ULUI -

GIFrTS /rA3'me

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

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

Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
9tp 1/30

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


C.J.'s Swnu

Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,
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
I Small Engine Repairs I.
S Factory Warranty Center

* Lawnmowers
* Weedeaters
* Tillers
* Chqin Saws
* Generators .
* Pumps
* Engine Sales,

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

visi o1ur mm" arfm oubi n SaLUT-
day, Dec. 9at the St. Joseph Bay Arts
.& Crafts Festival. See Debbie about
S:$100 off installation. Itp 12/7

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


5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals6 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


Mower & Saw Repair

SNew & Used Sales
S & Service
Buy & Sell Used
Lawn & Farm Equipment

I 229-2727
S328 Reid Ave.

CARPENTRY, patio enclosure, siding.
windows- installed, your home-boilt
additions, decks and more. Call 647-
3300 or 1-800-919-HOUSE. License
#RG0066513. Itc 12/7

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

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

" *. .. i ^ i 1: ;;:.. .... 0;
.~ .o-
Catherine L. Collier
Indenpendent Sales Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460

* Residential
* Commercial

* Custom Wood
* Industrial

A 8 R Mechanical
security Iei/a
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (904) 6474047


321 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Well Drilling & Pump Service
St. Lie. #3075

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

,Need Help with Opal Recovery? Call

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 trleo/12

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

Accounting and',Income Tax Service
Telephone 410 Long Ave.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. O. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 Port St. Joe, FL 32456


Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
Free Estimates and Design
Chuck Smith 229-8536

V Allen Norris 229-8786

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IN RE: The Marriage of
WIfe/Petitioner. CASE NO. 95-368 CA
200 ParkAvenue
Brevard, North Carolina 28712
for dissolution of marriage has been filed ainst
you and you are required to serve a copy o your
written defenses. If any, to this action on DAVID C.
GASKIN, ESQ., Petitioners attorney, whose ad-
dress is Post Office Box 185, Wewahltchkha 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 will be
entered against you for the relief demanded In the
WITNESS my hand and seal of this court on
November 9, 1995.
/s/Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Circuit Court
4tc. Nov. 16, 23, and 30 and Dec. 7, 1995.
BID NO. 9598-08
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any qualified persoLn
company, or corporation interested in constructing
the following project:
196 Bond d RodPaving Program
Gulf County, Florida
Plans and speci cation can be obtained at Preble-
Rish, Inc.. 326 Reid Avenue. Port S. Joe, Florida
32456. (904) 227-7200. The bid must conform to
Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes. on public en-
Uty crimes.
Completion date for this project will be 180 days
from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to
the successful bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete the pro-
ject on the specified date will be set at $100.00 per
Please Indicate on envelope that this is a sealed
bid. the bid number and what the bid is for.
Bids will be received unul 5:00 p.m.. Eastern Stan-
dard Tme. on December 20. 1995 at the Gulf
County Clerk of the Courts Office. 1000 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 Specifications will be 8250.00
per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be
made payable to PREBLE-RISH. INC.
Stc. November 30 and December 7 & 14. 1995.
BID NO. 058064
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County. Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
person, company. or corporation Interested In per-
forming the following services for Gulf County:
Construction of emergency berms at si
(6) locations on the coastal areas of
Gulf County. Complete plans and spe-l-
flatlons of the work to be performed
are available at Preble-Rsh. Inc.: 328
Reid Avenue; Port s8 Joe. FL 32486.
Plans and pecllcatlous can be picked
up or viewed at Preble-Rlh. Inc. be-
tween the hour of 8:00 AM and 8:00
PM mT Moday-Friday ( luding holly
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit on
specified date will be set 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
Time. December 12. 1995. at the office ofthe Clerk

Just in time for Christmasl Sweet
puppies, part collie/part Golden Re-
triever. 6 weeks. Free only to good
homes Invest In a call. 697-3567.

Nice little grey and white tom cat very
gentle, loves Idds. Needs a good home
for Christmas. Being evicted. 653-
2539 after 5.

Tiny toy poodle female white, born
October 6. Perfect Christmas gift
AKC. 639-5020 or 639-9985.
Itc 12/7

Black and white female spaniel, free
to a good home, 5 months old, great
with kids. Call 229-8675. Itp

AKC fawn boxer, 6 months. beautiful
markings. Loves children. $200. 227-
1280. Ite 12/7

Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfc 12/7

your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelli. 229-1065. tfc 12/7

SEstate Sale: Gulf view house In Gulf
Aire Subd.. 302 Beacon Rd.. 1625
sq. ft. 3 bdrm., 2 ba.. enclosed 2 car
garage. $139.900. Contact Nolan Tre-
glown. Personal Representative. (904)
647-8997. tic 12/7

For Sale by Owner: 2 bdrm.. 1 ba.
: cen. air, new stove & refrig., corner
lot. 1034- McClellan Ave. 648-4021,,
fenced back yard and separate gar-
age. tfc 12/7

LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
.1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 12/7

Boardwalk, Cape San Blas. 2 bdrm.,
2 ba. loft, 3 decks, $119.000. Call
,229-8437. 8tp 11/23

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

Mexico Beach, 2 bdrm., -1 1/2 ba.,
300' off Gulf, $455. 647-3461, or 648-
5328. tfc 12/7

2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, comer lot, $15,000 negotla-
ble. 229-6042., tfc 11/9

1/2 acre lot with septic tank. $9,500.
,Overstreet Road. Owner financing.
227-2020, ask for Billy. tfc 12/7

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

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.

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
Chapter 865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned
intends to register with the Division of Corpora-
tions, Department of State the fictitious trade
name under which It will be engaged in business
and in which said business is to be carried on, to-
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: B & B Properties of
Gulf Co. Inc.
MAILING ADDRESS: HC 1 Box 210, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456.
OWNER(S): Barbara A. Stein and Wilfred L.
Arendt. Jr.
Itc. December 7, 1995.
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter.
373, Florida Statutes, the following appllcaton(s)
for water use permilds) has (have) been received by
the Northwest Florida Water ManagementDistrict:
Application number S05183 filed 11/27/1995
T. F. R. Enterprises
P. O. Box 551
Wewahltchka. FL 32465
Requesting a maximum withdrawal of 1,920
gallons per day from the Surficlal Aquifer System
for Public Supply use by a proposed facility.
General withdrawal location(s) In Gulf'County:
Sec- 11B,T4S.RIOW
Interested persons may object to or comment upon
the applications or submit a written request for a /
copy of the staff reportlsl containing proposed
agency action regarding the rppllcatlonls) by
writing to the Divislon of Resource Regulation of
the Northwest Florida Water Management District.
Route I. Box 3099. Havana Florda 32333-9700.
but such comments or requests must be received
by 5 o'clock p.m. on January 4. 1996.
No further public notice will be provided regarding
this [these) appllcaluonls) Publication of this
notice constitutes construcuve nodce of this
permit application to all substantially affected
persons. A copy of the stalT repornls) must be
requested In order to remain advised of further
proceeding and any, public hearing date.
Substantially affected persons are entitled t
request an administrative hearing regarding the
proposed agency action by submitting a written
permit request according to the provisions of
40A-1.521. Florida Administrative Code. Notices of
Proposed Agency Acaon will be mailed only to ,
persons who have filed such requests.
Itc. December 7, 1995.
Policy Statement
Bay SL Joseph Care Center
220 9th Street
Port St. Joe. FL 32456
Bay St. Joseph Care Center does not discriminate.
on the basis of race. colot. national origin.
handicap, or age on adrdsslon or access to or
orearment or employment In its programs and
Richard Wisdahl. Administrator. has been
designated to coordinate efforts to comply with
Section 504 requirements of the Rehabilitation Act
of 1973 which prohibits discrimination on the
basis of handicap. All persons who may have
occasion either to refer clients for admission or
recommend to Bay St. Joseph Care Center are
advised that admissions will be considered without

For sale by ownet: 3 bdrm.. house.
Ig. comer lot, fenced yd., double car-
port, fp. cen. h&a, new kitchen, ceil-
ing fans, great rm. Good high loca-
tion, corner 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. tic 12/7

For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft, 3 bdrm.. 2 1.2
bath. master bdrm., 22'x 16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/freplace 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. tic 12/7

Half acre lots for sale. Hwy. 386.
Overstreet, Creekvlew Subd., $500
down. $96.48 per month. 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tf 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 frontage x 130'
.dee.g [approx. 1/3 acre) Zoned,-
Commercial or Residential
with Great View of the Gulf, Two
Septlcs, Well. Water and Electric-
ity. Garage or Warehouse, con-
:crete block with brick (1200 sq.
ft.) with several improvements,
(new roof. 1994) Many possibill-
ties for easy development of your
own private home site. Possible
Terms 8132.950.00"**647-8080'
ifce 12/7

Beautiful Shaded Corner
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 corner of
Sea Street and Azalea.
Cleared, ready to build..
(Best Value on the, Beach)
tfc '12/7
I .

regard to race, color, national origin, age, creed, or
December 5, 1995
Itc, December 7, 1995.
NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to Section
836.10, Florida Statutes, that tUe Board of City I
Commissioners of Wewahitchka; Florida, at its-
regular meeting on the 19th, day of December,
1995, at 6:30 PM, after duly advertising notice of
hearing on said matter, has closed, vacated and
abandoned the Interest In the public in the
following described alley right-of-way .,
A 15.00 foot wide Alley as shown In Block."3", IDA
GRIFFIN SUBDIVISION. according to the Official
Plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 1. at Page 42-A. ,
In the Public Records of Gull County. Florida and
being more particularly described as follows:
BEGINNING at the Northwest comer of Lot 8.
to the Official Plat thereof recorded In Plat Book I.
at Page 42-A. In th Public Records of Gulf County. .
Florida: thence go Southerly along the Westerly
boundary line of said Lot 8 for a distance of"
169.50 feet to the Southwest Comer of said Lot 8:
then turn 93 degrees 27 minutes 50 seconds left
and go Easterly along the South boundary line o(
Los 8.9. 10. 12 and 13 of said Block "3" for a
distance 300.00 feet to the Southeast Corer of
said Lot 13: then turn 93 degrees 27 minutes 50
seconds right and go Southerly along the Westerly
right of way line of East Second Street fora
distance of 15.03 feet to the Northeast Corner of
Lot 19. of said Block *3": then turn 86 degrees 32
minutes 10 seconds right and go Westerly along
the North boundary line of los 19. 17. 16. 15.
and 14 for a distance of 300.00 feet to the
Northwest Comer of said Lot 14: then turn 86
degrees 32 minutes 10 seconds left and go-
Southerly along the Westerly boundary line of said
Lot 14 for a distance of 169.50 feet to the
Southwest Comer of said Lot 14: then trm 86
degrees 32 minutes 10 seconds right and go
Westerly along the Northerly right of way line of
-Orange Street for a distance of 15.03 feet to the
Southeast Comer of Lot 7 of said Block 3S"; then
turn 93 degrees 27 minutes 50 seconds right and
go Northerly along the Easterly boundary line of
Lots 7, 6; 5, 4, 3, 2 and I for a distance of 354.03
feet to the Northeast Coer of Lot I of said Block
*3": then turn 86 degrees 32 minutes 10 seconds,

right and go Easterly along the Southerly right of
-way line of Magnolia Street for a distance of 15.03
feet to the Point Of Beginning.
Notice hereof shall be published one (1) time
within thirty (30) days from the adoption of the
Resolution abandoning said road.
BY Pamela L. Harden, City Clerk
December 5, 1995
2ite December 7 and 14. 1995.

BID # 5986-11
Nouce is hereby given that proposals will be
received by the Board of County Commissioners
[BCCI of Gulf County. Florida until 5:00 P.M.. EST.
Wednesday. December 20. 1995. for the following
SProfessional Services to be provided to said Board.
lor and on behalf of Gulf County. Florida.
Gulf County has recently determined that It is In
the best Interest of Its Jurisdiction to solicit for
professional services for its long term disaster
recovery projects. The projects require the
coordination of special disaster hazard mitigation
programs. a knowledge of flood plain management
and current NFIP regulations the planning
necessary to perform tasks relative to the
knowledge. skills and abilities of the State of
Florida's "Hazard Mitigation Long Term Recovery
Policy". as adopted.
SpecllcaUons/Scope of Work may be obtained at
the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court. 1000 Fifth
Street. Port S. Joe. FL 32456. during normal
working hours. Contact person for this project is:
R. Lany Wells. Emergency Management Director.
- 9041 229-9110.
Proposers must provide In their proposals: Firm
Staffing Flr Information and Performance,
Approach (proposed services), Firm
Expertise/Experience in hazard mitigation
programs and the project requirements as listed In
paragraph two above. Including Client References.
Availability. and Proposed Fee.
Each proposer must submit complete proposals In
the format provided In the RFP.
Proposals must be in a sealed envelope and clearly

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


Drive, great view, Florida room, deck, 3 bd/2
ba completely updated, excellent rental, fur-
nished, $150,000.

ST. JOE BEACH 142 Bay St. One block to

::beach, corner 1lt, 2bd/1 ba., deck, pilings,

storage underneath. $74,500. :

BEACON HILL Lucia Ave.- Approximately

1/2 acre restricted lot is ready for your future
home with 900 gallon septic tank (plus "sump

Spump") permitted for 3 bd/2 ba. house, cleared
and chain link fenced. $30,000. '

Sales Rentals Vacation Rental Specialists

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'on the envelope.
Proposals may be mailed or delivered to Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners, 1000
. Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The Board reserves the right to waive informalities
in any quote, to accept and/or reject any or all
quotes on whole or in part with Just cause, and to
accept the proposal that in their judgment will be
in the best interest of Gulf County.

Acceptance and award of a consulting contract by
the BCC will be contingent on a formal award of
monies and an executed agreement with the
Department of Community Affairs (DCA).
DONE AND ORDERED by the Board of County
By: Benny C. Lister, Clerk
Gulf County Board of Commissioners
By: Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
2tc. December 7 and 14, 1995.

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Special volume discounts. Corporate, accounts welcome.


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Port St. Joe Community Blood Drive
Tuesday, December 12, 1995
1:00 PM 6:00 PM
First Methodist Church-1001 Constitution

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