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: January 11, 1996
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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It Was C-O-L-D Here in Sunny Florida!

Blizzard Which Shut Down Eastern Half of Nation Makes Itself Known in Gulf County As Well

The coldest weather in several years to hit
the Gulf Coast came blowing in with the worst
blizzard in nearly 70 years to hit the eastern
portion of the United States Sunday and Mon-
day, leaving shivering citizens and killed vege-
tation in its path.
Port St. Joe had its share, but not nearly as
severe as the cold weather which inflicted a
knock-out blow on Gulf County in 1989 when
the mercury dipped to 15 degrees and stayed
there for several days, freezing everything it

Ice covers a shrub in Port St. Joe.

This time, forecasts predicted a low of
around nine degrees, which would have set a
record and caused severe damage to the Port
St. Joe area, as it did in '89. Temperatures
were recorded only down to 21 degrees at 7:30
Tuesday morning at the Wastewater Treatment
Plant. Lynn Todd, chief chemist at the plant.
said the temperature didn't get as low as ex-
pected, 'But it was cold enough," she ex-
claimed. 'The mercury never got above 40 de-
grees all day Monday after a low that morning
of 26."
Although readings were well below freezing
at least three mornings, the thing which nipped
the noses of people in Gulf County were the
high winds which dropped the wind-chill factor
to near zero.
The rains Saturday afternoon failed to ar-
rive at the same time as the cold front, denying
us the probability of a snowfall.
Tom Knox of St. Joe Natural Gas Company
said that despite the heavy demand for natural
gas all over the eastern portion of the United
States, Gulf County was never threatened with
diminishing supplies of the fuel.
"You know several years ago, we were
forced to shut down a while during that severe
weather, but we found out later it was because
of a frozen regulator, rather than a shortage of
gas supplies. We have since replaced the water-
operated regulators with alcohol-operated de-
vices and didn't have that problem this year."
Florida Power Corporation said the arctic
blast of cold air caused an energy demand on
their system of 8.086 megawatts Monday .at
8:00 a.m., setting an all time record pf demand
for power on the system. The utility had reserve
margins of about 1,000 megawatts to meet any
further demands on Tuesday, when they pre-
dicted the demand to increase to over 9,000
The Corporation has a generating capacity
of 8,500 megawatts from more than 50 generat-
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In spite of the warmer-than-expected blast
of winter air here in Port St. Joe, effects from
the cold weather still inconvenienced several
families and delayed 44 students' return to
classes after the holiday taken by the school
A group of some 44 youth and eight adults
were still marooned on a West Virginia moun-
tain, where they had gone for a skiing holiday
during the New Year holiday.
The youth trip, arranged by the First Bap-
tist Church, had chartered a bus and taken the

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"Don't Sit on Me!"

long week end to travel to Snowshoe Ski Resort
in the Monongahela National Forest in the Yew
Mountains of east central West Virginia.
They experienced 31" of snowfall Sunday
and the snow was still coming down on Mon-
day. All of this was on top of the substantial
amount they had already experienced. The
group was to have been home around midnight
Sunday, but by Monday, they still couldn't.

Tuesday morning, the group managed to
get on the road about 8:00 a.m. after the roads
had been cleared momentarily. Katrina Ethe-
ridge, secretary at the church, told The Star
Tuesday. 'They had to leave in a hurry as they

were expecting another snowstorm by Tuesday
afternoon, and wanted to get out of West Vir-
ginia before it hit," she said.
But, by and large, Gulf County fared pretty
well in the great blizzard of 1996.

IA g e T o'a n P o se si o B Y ut s I C u n y

Three Hours of Freedom

Board Clamps Down on Tobacco Usage

Gulf County Judge Bob
Moore received unanimous sup-
port from the Gulf County
Commission Tuesday evening
during its regular meeting when
he requested the board adopt an
ordinance prohibiting the use and
possession oftqbacco products by
children, 18 years of age and
S Moore presented the board
With a sample, ordinance, similar
,to' Duval County's tobacco ordi-
nance, and several copies of arti-
cles which pointed out the haz-

yards and fears of tobacco usage,
especially among school-age chil-
"Some of the best selling
tobacco products .are the ones
with the highest content of nico-
tine and cancer :causing chemi-
cals, according to one of the arti-
cles," Moore told the board.
It's currently illegal for mer-
chants to sell tobacco products to
minors, but it is not against the
law for a minor to possess or use
the products including'cigarettes,
loose tobacco, snuff, and other

kinds of tobacco.
The commissioners wasted
little time in voicing their support:
for the ordinance proposal.
Commissioner Nathan Peters. Jr.
followed Judge Moore's presenta-
tion with an immediate recom-
mendation that the board review
the ordinance and proceed with
the necessary steps to' pass it.
Commissioner Michael Hammond,
gave a second to the motion by
Board ChairmanrBilly Traylor.
stated this board has always sup-

Sported a tobacco free environ-
ment, recalling 1983 when the
board voted to make the county
courthouse a no-smoking area.
S Along those same lines,
Commissioner Peters brought to
the group's attention a memo sent.
by him to the Road Department,
Mosquito Control and
Maintenance Department remind-
ing them of the board's decision
(See CLAMPS DOWN on Page 3)

A five-houi unauthorized jog
for a Gulf Forestry inmate landed
25-year-old Scott Hall back be-
hind bars, charged with escape.
Scott, who was working on a
worklcrew at the Highland View
Elementary School, left Monday
morning around 8:00.
After he was found missing,
Gulf County Sheriffs officers re-
sponded, with Scott having about
an hour head start. Tracking
dogs from Gulf Correction and
Calhoun Correction Institutes as
well as deputies, and correctional
officers from Gulf Correction In-
stitute and Gulf Forestry tracked

Scott for about three hours.
Tracking dogs and their handlers
were able to track Scott through
miles of wooded swampy area, as
well as dirt roads. Scott was spot-
ted by officers and disappeared in
a woodedarea.
The Bay County Sheriffs Of-
fice helicopter, which was on the
scene, was able to spot Scott try-.
ing to hide in the wooded area.
Sheriff McKeithen said with
the cooperation and assistance
from all agencies involved, "Hou-
dini couldn't have got away to-

Decision Time For Marina Site

Motions Set To Examine Offers From Three Private Owners

With their first meeting of the
new year postponed by a week,
the City Commission took care of
three significant items of busi-
ness Tuesday, in addition to hav-
ing a few street problems brought
to their attention by Commission-
er Johnny Linton.
With the Commission being
involved in the proposed marina
project which received grant mon-
ey from the state and federal gov-
ernments during the final quarter
of last year, the Board is taking
steps to get the project underway,
with the selection of a place to
put it.
Three prospective property
owners have been contacted for
negotiations to purchase a site.
Raffield Fisheries has offered a
portion of their property and
buildings for the installation, but
a choice between several sights

must be made, according to the
guidelines of the grant approval.
Attorney William J. Rish told
the Board Tuesday night he has
arranged a conference with the
Commission and three .property
owners-including Raffield-for
next Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., to
receive and discuss any potential
offers to sell or make property
available for the installation.
Rish said he has received
stumbling blocks for the marina
project to hurdle from the Corps
of Engineers, which maintains a
shipping channel in the body of
water in front of all three poten-
tial locations in the Gulf County
Canal, but Rish said he had con-
tacted several authorities with
the CofE and thought that obsta-
cle had been removed or at least

A group of RV and motor
home owners in the City ap-
proached the Commission Tues-
day night and asked that a spot
be made available for them to
dump their septic holding tanks
into the city sewer.
"It's not only for us, but for
the number of people who come
here each year and have no dump
site except in the state park out
on the peninsula," Ed Frank
McFarland told the Board.
'That would be a good thing
for the City to provide," Mayor
Frank Pate said. "Our superinten-
dent of public works is at a meet-
ing tonight, but we'll take the
matter up with him and see
where the most convenient place
might be to provide the dump
(See DECISION on Page 3)

Superintendent of public works Frank
Healey and city inspector Al Ray study a
break in a major water pipe Thursday after-
noon, which caused water to be cut off in a

large portion of the city. The break occurred
when workmen were tying the new Prebble-
Rish building on Reid Avenue to the system
and broke a major main in the process. Wa-
ter service was cut off for about an hour
while the break was being repaired.

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HAZEL OLEARY MUST think she is above criticism or cor-
rection for her actions. The Secretary of Energy has been catch-
ing "heck" from all sides for the past few months from her gad-
ding about the world-side, spending tons of tax-payers' money
on frills in the process. Basing our comments on what we read
in the papers, the secretary has ruffled some high-powered
feathers with her spending and travel habits.
Seventy-seven House members have gone on record-placed
their names on the dotted line-as officially calling for her resig-
nation. That's a lot of outrage in a Congress which seems to be
immune to expenditures of large sums of money or needless jun-
kets all over the planet.
NEWT GINGRICH AND Rush Limbaugh have put meaning-
ful dialogue to the explanation of the Secretary's wastefulness.
Gingrich succinctly expressed his outrage when he said: "She
should either resign today or be fired by the administration, but
there is no excuse for the secretary of energy to be there."
We agree with Newt!
She has made 19 trips-recently, this year-to places such
as India, China, Pakistan and South Africa all for the claimed
purpose of helping U. S. business and trade. The only thing
these nations can do is take .., for free! We have enough busi-
ness dealings already with countries like these.
Not one of these trips left us much change out of a million
dollar bill. That's expensive travelling.
THIS MATTER: COULDN'T have come at a more opportune
time to get public attention and outrage, What with the Con-
gress and Administration bickering over how to cut the budget
and balance it, the public has had enough of the useless spend-
ing tactics of all government agencies.
Former Senate sage Everitt Dirksen once quipped, 'You
spend a couple billion here and a couple billion there and pretty
soon you are talking about real money!"
Even in government circles a COUPLE of useless dollars
spent here and a COUPLE of useless dollars spent there IS.
real money to the poor slob having to foot the bill. Most would
shout, "Stay home, Hazell"
WHAT GOT THE Energy Secretary into trouble was that she
failed to produce receipts for $255,000 of her expenditures. Con-
sidering the cost of her ventures abroad, this is pocket change!
And what American pocket wouldn't be helped with this kind of
change in it?
Information we have seen on the CBS Evening News and
read recently in the newspapers, identify these trips and expen-
ditures as only a minor share of the whole. NBC Evening News
calls it 'The Fleecing of America". We think it might more accu-
rately be termed, 'The Shearing of America".

Person of the Year
IT'S GETTING CLOSE to that time of year when the Cham-
ber of Commerce begins making plans for the details which will
be a part of their annual banquet, annual report and installation
of a rgy slate of officers. ,, ..
Along with these activities comes the selection of the "Person
of the Year" who will be recognized for their accomplishments of
a public nature, during the past year. Just who has been the
most active. Who has accomplished more for his/her community
and deserves recognition for it?
IT'S A HARD SELECTION to make each and every year.
There are so many of our citizens who have been real drivers in
Port St. Joe and Gulf County business, political and social life.
It isn't an easy choice to make, but the Chamber honors at
least one of those who deserve it every year in what is probably
one of the more important activities they undertake.
Each year [save, possibly for one] they manage to come up
with a worthy subject to give their award to. It is a coveted
award, not to be given or taken frivolously.
EVERYONE IN THE county is eligible to receive the award
and everyone in the county has an opportunity to join in the se-
lection of the deserving person,
Start giving the matter some serious thought. Who would
you like to see receive the award? Write down the name of that
person and give a reason why you think so positively about your
choice, then mail your selection to the Chamber office. The ones
making the final selection from the choices you present might
just agree with you or be persuaded by your reasons to make
the same selection you did.


Hunker Down with Kes

That's Ina

Boy howdy, I tell you, I near
'bout had a terrible Christmas,
Miss Ina didn't have but one
small piece of fruitcake left when
I got over there. You talk about a
I knew it was going to be bad
when I saw that news report on
CNN back in September from Arlo
MacA'bee's pecan farm down in
Hazlehurst, Georgia. "Worst

pea'can' crop ever seen in these
parts," Mrs. McA'bee blurted into
the camera, "least ways. It's the
worst I can recollect in my seven-
ty-three years."
Well, maybe they'll have a
bumper crop over in Alabam-
"It ain't no better in Ala-
bama," Mr. MacA'bee read my
mind, "and it's the same in Mis-
sissippi and out in Texas. There
just ain't any pea cans'I"
The young CNN reporter's
smooth, polished voice was stark
contrast to the old pecan farmer's
as she threw us back to Atlanta
with a closing comment, "There's
one thing that appears certain

Petrosky, 5
from here in Hazlehurst, pecan
pie lovers across America will be
in for a bleak holiday season."
Pecan pie my hind foot I've
been eating them all my life. I can
make a pecan piel I begin to men-
tally dissect one of Miss Ina's
fruitcakes. Her separate parts of
flour, sugar, eggs, candied fruit,
pecans, etc., are certainly not un-
known-I think it's the way she
assembles them that puts her
head and shoulders above the
rest. You've go to know when and
how much to blend on low speed
for one minute .... and when
to beat like crazy on high for
three. Plus, she is smart enough'
not to put in any of that light-

by Kesley Colbert

colored green stuff. Listen. those
little light green chunks have
ruined many 'a fruitcake.
And Miss Ina, bless her
heart, doesn't spare the pecans.
She understands the first rule of
fruitcake making-you can get by
without the pitted dates and the
candied citron, but if you ain't got
loads of pecans-well, just boil
some doughnuts for the group ..
S. ."I'm sorry Kesley, but this is
all I have. I just couldn't get any
good pecans this year."
I wolfed down that one little
piece before I got back to the
house. My Christmas had been
eaten up by a he
rd of those, pecan munching
boll weevils back in September.
A couple of days after Christ-
mas. Miss Ina called, "Kesley, I've
got your fruitcake."
And the Lord shall provide .
seems her sister, her cousin,
a good friend-somebody had
sent her a. sack of pecans. It
might have been Arlo MacA'bee's
wife, I don't know and I didn't
I had my fruitcake!
I gingerly unwrapped it and
took a big ole bite right out of one
side. "Hey, Dad," Josh came in,
"can I have a piece?"
I Just laughed. Being the
Daddy is a tough job. Dad's have
to make so many tough calls
about family matters-moniey de-
cisions, how late can the boys
stay out, when do you buy them
a car, how much and when to let
them "grow a little", which col-
lege-it can be lonely at thetop.
But, every once in a while it can
be soooo much fun to be the head
dog. "Get your own cake, this one
is minel"
Jesse was only a few minutes
behind him, "Dad, how 'bout
cutting me a piece."
I laughed ever harder,
Their mother strolled
through. "Honey, that cake looks
good.". 1 .
I kind 'a covered it with my
hands so she couldn't get a
Now, I know what you're
thinking. What about share and
share alike? And is it not more
blessed to give than to receive?
Listen, the guy that wrote these
sayings was 'Just talking about
money, clothes, Jewelry, your
house-little stuff like that. Heck,
I share those things with most
everybody, everyday: The afore-
mentioned rules don't apply to
Miss Ina's fruitcake!
My mother, who was 'visiting
for the holidays, looked up over
her reading, "Son, I believe I'll
have a little piece of. that fruit-
I stopped laughing. The only
person in the world who I
wouldn't say no to! I cut a micro-
thin sliver... .. since Mom re-
tired from the sawmill her appe-
tite has waned and naturally I'm
concerned about her fat intake
and her cholesterol.....
I know what else you're

(See KESLEY on Page 3)

Losing Football Bets Is Hard On Someone Who Hates To Spend Money

GAMBLING IS AN exercise in
which a fool and his money are
soon parted. Some people seem to
rush td give away their money,
making foolish bets. The roads
are hot to Biloxl, Las Vegas, At-
lantic City and other places eager
to take your money and give
nothing in return.
Only the other day did I hear
of the tables being turned. Oh,
nobody beat the gambling house.
There wasn't an over-abundance
of winners; as matter of fact, I
didn't hear any reports of any ex-
traordinary pay-offs.
A gambling house in New Or-
leans-open for only a short
while-was closed because it was
losing money. I suppose there
were too many offers of free travel
to the house to lose your money,
or too many free hotel rooms giv-
en to high rollers, or other entice-
ments to get the gamblers to
come drop their money.
New Orleans had a terrific
fight last year to legalize gambling

and one of the winners has al-
ready gone belly up.

THAT'S THE WAY with gam-
bling, nobody but the gangster
element wins.
Around here, we have what
you would call petty gamblers.
I'm not talking about the Florida
Lottery players, although it is a
case in point in which there are
few winners. Chances are better
that you would get struck by
lightning than to win the Florida
Lottery. Not even the schools-
\ the stated beneficiary of the Flori-
da Lottery-win. If you can't win
with it already declared that you

will, then nobody's going to winl

AROUND HERE, our serious
petty gamblers bet on the out-
come of football games, particu-
larly University of Florida Gator
and FSU Seminoles football
games. Some bets are considered
foolish or even emotional. A wa-
ger on the outcomes of games in-
volving these two teams is highly
I have even heard of people-
local people-betting money on
these two teams.
People allow their emotions to
come into play when they bet [or
should we say, "wager"] on one of

these two teams.
Then there are the two of
three people who will only give
out with the loud talk or exagger-
ated claims for the University of
Miami, like Dave Fernandez and
Johnny Linton. Not a penny is
put on the table, but there is an
abundance of Monday morning
quarterbacking which goes on
with these two.
Then are those who will really
lay their loyalty on the line.
That's what they are doing; bet-
ting 'loyalty' not team ability, al-
though in both cases it has been
more than adequate this season.

these 'loyalty' bets ... or should I
say two of this type bets.
Just before the FSU- UofF
game this year-about two weeks
prior, if my memory serves me
correctly-Frenchie and I decided
one Thursday night to go out to
eat. We went to Butler's this par-

ticular night, and there in the
restaurant sat Harry Lee Smith
and Jim Roberts. Jim had that
'predator' look on his face and
Harry Lee had that pained look
he always has when something is
going to cost him money.
We sat down at a table near
them and Jim started bragging.
"Harry Lee is going to have to
buy my supper to pay off last
year's bet he made me on THE
game. FSU whipped the Gators
last/year and I'm Just getting
around to collecting," he an-
nounced to everyone in the room
who would listen.
Jim said, no matter what it
was, he was going to order the
most expensive thing on the
menu. Then he was going to get
the most expensive dessert. "I've
been starving myself for two days,
getting in shape for this meal,"
Jim crowed.

THEN, THURSDAY night just

past, we went to Gulf Sands to
have supper with Joyce Britt,
only to come upon Harry Lee pay-
ing yet another football bet.
For someone who hates to
spend money as much as Harry
Lee does, he is making a lot of
foolish emotional bets. He bet
Norma Hobbs the Gators would
whip Nebraska in the Fiesta
Well, by now the whole world
knows how that one came out;
Norma won the bet and Harry Lee
was being forced into buying Nor-
ma her supper. She wasn't being
frugal with her ordering, either.
She let old Harry Lee know he
had lost a bet
Harry Lee ate soda crackers
and drank water. As we left I
stopped at the table to chat and
elicited a promise from Harry Lee
that the next time he wanted to
bet on the Gator's performance, it
was my turn to bet him. I could
stand a free supper

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Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
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January 13 7:10 a.m. L 0.1 5:38 p.m. H 0.7
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January 15 4:19 a.m. L -0.3 6:24 p.m. H 1.1
January 16 4:57 a.m. L -0.5 7:07 p.m. H 1.3
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'96 DYB Registration
Port St. Joe's Dixie Youth
Baseball League officials have
announced that registration
will be held on January 27 and
February 3 for the 1996 season.
Further details will be an-
nounced at a later date.

Grand Opening i
After operating for 20 years under the name of "Saveway", George Duren has acquired the Pig-
gly Wiggly franchise. The ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday, January 3, the beginning
of a two-week long grand opening sale and celebration.
Shown in the photo above are Glen Miller, Jimmy Welborn (Piggly Wiggly Retail Merchandiser,
Birmingham). Tamara Laine, Lee Duren, George Duren, :ilda Duren, Hazel Harrell. Anna Duren, Jer-
ry Meachum (Piggly Wiggly Meat Merchandiser, Birmingham), and Ollie Wadsworth (Piggly Wiggly
Deli Merchandiser, Birmingham).

Clamps Down--from Page 1

in 1983, declaring those buildings
a smoke-free environment and
designating smoking areas. ,
The board decided to send a
letter to the departments clarify-
ing the issue and following the
recommendation of Commission-
er Jesse Armstrong decided to
also include county trucks in the
smoke-free decision.
Citing insubordination to
their employer "Gulf County" as
the reason, the commission voted
4-1 to lay-off two road department
employees for three days without
Greg Pickeron and Bill
Nunnery were the two road
department employees In ques-
tion, who according to Board
Chairman Billy Traylor, were
insubordinate when they failed to
report to work after the board had
overturned a previous grievance
dispute between the county and
the road department employees.

Heater Need

Nets Warm

Prior to the Christmas
holidays The Star publi-
cized the need of a water
heater for an elderly lady.
living by herself, in the
Port St. Joe area. '
The response was more
than out-pouring from peo-
ple all over Gulf County.,
From Port St. Joe, to Indi-
an Pass to White City to
Wewahitchka; offers of a
heater poured in before the
ink was dry on the. newspa- *
The paper was .printed
and put on the news stands
on a Wednesday, and before
we could close up shop and
go home, we had at least
.three offers of water heat-
ers and more came in the
next day.
The lady's needs have
been met. The community
thanks each and every one
of you for your generous of-
fers to be of assistance, to
meet a need.

(From Page 2)
thinking. You need Miss Ina's real
last name, address and/or tele-
phone number. I've got it around
here somewhere-while I'm
looking, how 'bout joining me in a
prayer for our good friend Arlo
and his 1996 pea'can' crop.

Auto Accidents

Arm/Hand Pain
l r Leg/Foot Pain

The dispute originated after
county maintenance and mosqui-
to control employees were given a
half day off by their supervisors
during the Thanksgiving holidays
that the road department employ-
ees didn't receive. This prompted
the filing of a grievance on
November 30 by road department
Greg Pickeron, addressed the'
board stating that the grievance
was filed because they didn't feel
it was right for them to work a full
eight hours on the day in question
while other county employees
only had to work a half day.
Pickeron said the grievance
was handed to Acting Supervisor
Bobby Knee.. who contacted
Commissioner Armstrong and
offered to settle the grievance that
same, day. ,Knee proposed that
the road department employees
be given an extra 1 1/2 days off
during the scheduled Christmas
Chairman Traylor told
; Pickeron -that what the. board.
does as a whole supercedes what
any one individual commissioner
might do. He added the board had
met on the matter and, as a
group, decided the extra half day
would be given to the road depart-
ment employees, not 1 1/2 days,
and that Knee and Chief
Administrator Don Butler had
notified road department employ-
ees, both verbally and in writing
of the board's decision.
Commissioner Hammond
spoke up stating. 'You're not com-
ing to work was a protest of the
board's actions." He added the

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board had worked out an equl- .
table settlement to give the ,Depa
employees in question exactly skin
what other employees had gotten. the S
Pickeron said the board's Hurri
action came outside of the three- .of the
day time table to answer griev- the r
ances as stated in the union con- *
tract and he felt he already had a puter
settlement from his supervisor. ter
Commissioner Warren Yeager quito
told Pickeron, 'You have proce- .:ment
dures you can follow if you don't $18.,
agree with the board's decision,,
but you don't just not show up for Uon ,
work." prayer
Chairman Traylor ,recom- port
mended to the board that the two 127 b
be laid off for three days without the H
pay, pointing out the personnel
policy and guidelines call for ter-
mination of employment for
insubordinant actions. Commis- D
sioner Armstrong cast the lone J
dissenting vote against the action.
Beaches Water System Meeting
A public workshop will beheld site."
Thursday, January 11, at the St.
Joe Beach Volunteer Fire
Department station to discuss Isn't
proposed improvements to the St. into
Joe Beach water system with area such
* residents .... .
;The board: is looking at '
adding a hydropneumatic pump,
water tank, and other upgrades to'
the system to improve water pres-
sure and volume as well as lower'
insurance ratings for subscribers
to the water system. The improve- :
ments are estimated to cost >
approximately $200,000, which {
Commissioner Hammond says.
can be paid for by refinancing the
system's bond issue, at a lower ,
interest rate, and through sur-
plus funds currently in the sys-
tem's budget.
The meeting will be held to get

:from residents concerning
proposed changes.
n Other Business
Set a special meeting for
day, January 16, at 5:00
with Panhandle Paving, low
ar on the county's three mil-
iollar road bond issue, to go
terms and conditions before
contract is awarded. .
Agreed to try to set up a
shop with the Port St. Joe
Commission at 4:30
day, January 16, to discuss
ling grant funds.
Decided to advertise for a
ultant to manage "HOME
ram" grant/loan money
1 could be available to vic-
of Hurricane Opal at no
Accepted Todd Land and
lopment bid of $32,400 to
I protective beach berms in
[tump Hole area.
Awarded Fisher Construc-
the contract to add onto the
e City Volunteer Fire
.rtment building at a cost of
Agreed to write the
irtment of Transportation
Lg them to expedite paving of
tump Hole area (damaged by
Icane opal), informing them
:road hazard that exists with
oad in its current condition.
Agreed to purchase a com-
ized fuel management sys-
for the sheriffs office. mos-
control and road depart-
at a cost of approximately
Decided to draft a resolu-
supporting voluntary public
r in public schools, in sup-
of House Joint Resolution
being brought to a vote before'
house of Representatives.


-From Page 1

IcFarland countered with. "It
Just for us. People coming
he boat basin have need for
a facility and possibly the

installation'could be located so it-
would serve them as well."
Pate promised McFarland an
answer by at least the first of the
Commissioner Linton ex-
pressed concern for the fast driv-
ers leaving school at the end of
the day. 'They come racing down
Monument, Long and Garrison
Avenues at dangerous speeds af-
ter the school day. Somebody is
going to get hurt!" Linton said.
Both Linton and. Mayor Pate
testified to experiencing problems
with the fast drivers; recently.
Both told stories of driving down
Monument at the legal speed or
Just a little over and having vehi-
cles approach them from the rear,
eager to get around them. Linton
said one driver tried to find an
opportunity to go around him
about 14th Street and finally
made it at the signal light in front

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of the post office. "He took off like
greased lightning," Linton said.
The Commission asked for a
police concentration on the area
for a week or two, when school
lets out, to slow some of the driv-
ers down. .
In other business matters the
Commission awarded two pro-
jects to the low bidders.
-Presto Products Company
of Appleton, Wisconsin, was low
bidder to supply garbage bags for
city customers to use in their re-
cycling program. They purchased
78,000 33-gallon bags with draw-
strings for $8502, and 156,d00
13-gallon bags for $11,388.
-IC Contractors, Inc., agreed
to repair a road for the Wastewa-
ter Treatment Plant at a cost of
-Agreed for fire chief John
Ford. to attend EMT training
classes at city expense.

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Building Activity

Takes A Hike

Upwards In '95
Permits for new structures, homes and commercial
buildings, took a dramatic leap upward in 1995, accord-
ing to information from the office of Richard Combs,
Gulf County Building Inspector.
Combs' records show a dramatic increase of 18 new
structures and rehabilitation to 60 structures more than
last fiscal year. The County had a total of 101 permits
for totally new construction and 246 permits for renova-
tions and remodeling.
The figures are a big increase over the previous year,
when only 83 new structures were built and 186 renovat-
The value of new construction took a hefty increase
also by nearly $2 million for new construction and expe-
rienced, a slight drop of $150,000, in remodeling. The
year 1995 saw some $6,853,234 worth of new construc-
tion permits issued by the Department and $1,360,188
worth of remodeling permits. The remodeling value was
down slightly, but the number of individual Jobs in-
creased by 60.
Mobile homes in the county continue to be popular
with 124 new homes permitted for the county. This
number remained nearly constant, with 122 being per-
mitted in 1994 and 121 in 1993.
The Department issued a total of 1,353 permits, col-
lecting $113,751 in fees during the year. This also was a
hefty increase over the previous year, when 952 permits
were issued, valued at $87,170.


Senior Bingo
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens will be conducting bingo
games every Tuesday at the
American Legion building in Port
St. Joe. The doors will open at
5:00 p.m., with early bird games
until 7:00 p.m. There are cash

Games Begin
prizes, 15 games, and the mini-
mum payout for regular games is
All proceeds from the games
will be added to the new building
fund, so come on out and have
fun with the group!

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Horton

To Celebrate 50th

Wedding Anniversary

Randy Wayne Ramsey and Alison Marie Metcalf


Norbert and Faye Scheitler of 1992 graduates of Port St. Joe
Panama City have announced the High School. The bride-elect is
engagement of their daughter, Al- currently attending Gulf Coast
lson Marie Metcalf, to Randy Community College and is em-
Wayne Ramsey. son of Ray and played by K-Mart. Her fiance is
Gloria Ramsey of Port St. Joe. currently attending the University
Allison and Randy are both of Central Florida in Orlando and
is employed by Lockheed-Martin.
Mexico Beach Electronics and Missiles Division.
A.A.R.P. To Meet NSDAR Plans
The Mexico Beach AARP has
scheduled their monthly meeting Monthly Meeting
for Friday, January 19 at 1:00
p.m.. C.S.T. Billy Howell from The Saint Joseph Bay Chap-
Port St. Joe, will be the guest ter, NSDAR, will hold Its regular
speaker. His presentations are monthly meeting at the Port St.
known to be Interesting as well as Jo Garden Club building on
informative. He will talk about Eighth Street In Port St. Joe on
Stheh-blstory -and the railroad -of-- Wedniesday j anuary- 17 at .noon.
w PoSt:. Joe. E.S.T.'

The meeting will be held in
the Mexico Beach Chamber of
Commerce building. Free blood
pressure checks and refresh-
ments will be available.

The program will feature a
speaker from Tyndall Air Force
Base on the subject of defense.
All members are urged to attend.

S Coming Soon .

Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.


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Quit Smoking Habit Control

Headache & Insomnia Relief e. Stress Management

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Our family works hard at keeping your
family healthy. We provide you with only .
the best of pharmaceuticals when you ,
need them. You can trust and depend
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Two Pharmacists and Two Pharmacy
Technicians to serve you promptly.
SSaveway Center Phone 227-1224

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Hor-
ton will be observing their 50th
wedding anniversary on Satur-
day, January 20. Alreception will
be held in their honor on this
date at the White City Baptist
Church between the hours of 2
and .4 p.m
The reception ,will be hosted
.by their children. Mr. and Mrs.
David Horton and grandchildren,
Chris, DeAnna, and Austin Hor-
All friends and relatives are
cordially invited to attend.

Helen Lenehan
New President For
V. F. W. Auxiliary
Helen Lenehan of Longmont,
Colorado, was elected National
president of the Ladies Auxiliary
to the Veterans of Foreign Wars,
at the 82nd National Convention.
In hei acceptance speech she
introduced her theme, "Climbing
To Greater Heights," encouraging
members to provide even more
services to America than the 23
million hours volunteered and the
$44 million donated during the
past year.
During its 82nd year, Mrs.
Lenehan will be leading the or-
ganization's effort to increase the
765,283 membership and to top
the three million dollar mark in
the Cancer Aid and Research
Fund for the eighth consecutive

Conduct "Outreach"
in North Port St. Joe
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Association, Inc. staff will be
going from door to door in North
Port St. Joe on Wednesday, Janu-
ary 24 for neighborhood outreach
as they continue to search for
ways to help the elderly of Gulf


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INDEPENDENT STUDY courses are provided by Gulf Coast Community College for students who cannot attend campus classes.
Students may establish their own lesson schedules within certain boundaries. Examinations and other assignments must be
accomplished by the dates listed in the course outline. The outline for each course explains the nature of the course, the materials
to be purchased, and the course assignments A course outline may be obtained at registration or from the Open Campus office
in the Library College policies apply to these courses
AMH 2020 685 (B) Unied Slates History II 3 Bond
AMH 2061 685 (B) American South 1 Jack
+ 'AML 2150 685 (B) Modern American Poetry: 3 TBA
ARH 2051 685 (B) Art History Criticism II 3 Barnes
AST 1002 685 (B) Descriptive Astronomy 3 Mix
BSC 1005 685 (B) General Biological Science 3 Poole
+ BSC 2085 .685 .. -(B) ... .. Human Anatomy and.Rhysiology I -- -- --,- ..3- anport;
BSC 2085L 685 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1 TBA .
(Sections 686, 687, and 688 To Be Opened)
(Limited enrollment. Saturday classes required ) -
+ BSC 2086 685 (B) Human Anatomy and Physiology 11 ." 3 ;. 'F. Ellis
+ BSC 2086L 685 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1 TBA
(Sections 686, 687, and 688, To Be Opened.)
S(Limited enrollment. Saturday classes required.)
+ CHM 1045 685 (B) General Chemistry ,' 3 ''. Elhendge
ECO 2023 685 (B) Principles of Economics: Micro 3 Pell
+ ENC 1101 685 English Composition I 3 Jay-Bartels
+ ENC 2301 685 Supplementary Composition'Skills 1 TBA
+ ENC 2302 685 Supplementary Composition Skills 1 TBA
+ ENC 2303 685 /Supplementary Composition Skills 1 TBA
+ ENC 2324 685 Supplementary Composition Skills 1 TBA
EUH 1001 685 (B) Western Civilization II 3 Bond
GEB 1011 685 (B) Introduction to Business 3 Stewart
GEO 1010 685 (B) Principles of Geography 3 Foster
GLY 1010 685 (B) Physical Geology 3 Everett
HSC 2100 685 (B) Personal & Community Health 3 Holdnak
(Meets Wellness Requirement.)
+ MAC1102. 685 (B) Algebra 3 Stanford
+ MAC 1104 685 (B) College Algebra 3 Fulford
+ MAC 1140 685 Pre-Calculus Algebra' 3 Fulford
+ MAT 0002 685 Basic Mathematics 3 Ballard
+ MAT 0024 685 Fundamentals of Algebra 5 Gibson
+ MAT 0025 685 Intermediate 'Algebra 3; Wilson
+ MGF 1207 685 (B) Finite Mathematics 3 McFatter
MUL 2010 685 Understanding Music 3 O'Bourke
# NUR 1000 685 LPN-ADN Transition 1 Hill
+ # NUR 1142 685 -'Introduction to Pharmacology. 2 ... Syfrett
+ # NUR 1143 685 Applied Math for Nurses 1 Syfrett
(Computer Lab GCCC ONLY.)
OCE 1001 685 (B) Fundamentals of Oceanography 3 Brown
POS 2041 685' (B) American National Government 3 Jack
PSY 2012 685 (B) General Psychology 3 Grimes
+ REL 2000 685 (B) Introduction to Religion 3 Baldwin
+ STA 2014 685 Statistics 3 Burbank
SYG 2000 685 (B) Principles of Sociology 3 Moore



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# DES 1021 685 Dental Anatomy 2 Gore
# DES 1044 685 Oral Pathology. 2 TBA
# DES 1051 685 Pharmacology/Dental Off. Emer. 2 TBA
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WIC Works.
Let as Help

for Pregnant Women, Breastfeeding Women,
New Moms, Infants and Children to Age 5.
Income Guidelines: Family of 4: $539 per week, or'
recipients of Medicaid, or families eligible for free or
reduced meals at school, or recipients of food stamps,
or recipients of AFDC.

WIC provides Nutrition Education, Referrals
for Health Care, Nutritious Foods such as
juice, milk, cereal, cheese, eggs, dried beans
or peanut butter, formula for infants.

Call for an appointment

Wednesday Friday
8:30 a.m. 11:00 a:m., 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.: :.:
Gulf County Health Department WIC
502 Fourth Street Port St. Joe, FL 32456
e.ery oher week Q/28


Couple Wed In Mississippi



Mr. and Mrs. Howard Davis
and Mr. and Mrs. Teedy Nobles
would like to announce the final
plans of the upcoming marriage
of their children. Kim Michelle
Davis and Robert Lawrence No-

blues Ill.Noble
Kim is the granddaughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Allen of Tal-
ledega Alabama and Mr. and

Mrs. Charles Davis of Daytonag
ledega, Alabama and Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Davis of Daytona

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

Brenda Lee Duggar of Hat-
tiesburg, Mississippi and Michael
Brett Cargile of Jacksonville, Ar-
kansas were united in marriage
on Saturday, December 30 at
2:00 p.m. The ceremony was per-
formed by Dr. Dean Register at
Temple Baptist Church in Hat-
tiesburg, Mississippi.
Brenda is the daughter of Da-
vid and Linda Duggar of Semi-:.
nary, Mississippi and the grand-
daughter of Eva Duggar of, Port
St. Joe. Brett is the son of Don
and Judy Cargile of Jacksonville,
Music presented during the
ceremony was by accompanists,
Beverly Barton and David Black-
well, joined by flutist, Amy Ford-
ham and vocalists, Mark Collier,
Barbara Collier, Gary Nelson. and
Lisa Watson.
Serving Brenda as brides-
maids were Kim Johnston and
Donna Lane.
Chris Cargile, brother of the
groom, and Don Cargile, father of
the groom, joined Brett as his
best man and groomsman, re-



Bobby is the grandson of Mr.
and Mrs. Bill Fleming and Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Nobles, all of
Port St. Joe and great-grandson
of Myrtice Wilder of Port St. Joe
and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Fleming of
Panama City.
Bobby is currently employed
with Wallace Pump & Supply and
.Kim Is employed with St. Joe Pa-
permakers Federal Credit Union.
The wedding will be held on
February 10 at 6:00 p.m., E.S.T.,
at First Baptist Church in Port
St. Joe.
No local Invitations will be
sent. All friends and relatives are
Invited to attend.

Serving as ushers for the
couple were John Copeland,
George Kennedy, Kenny Sandefur
and Jim Brown.
Meredith Barnett, Shelli
Blackwell, Janice Bullock, Debra
Chandler, Sharon Slaid, Karen
Sumrall, and Brooks Upton as-
sisted the couple's guests during
the reception that followed the
ceremony in the fellowship hall of
the church.
Following a wedding trip to

New Hope Will
Honor Dr. King
The New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church, located in Wewa-
hitchka. will sponsor a Dr. Martin
Luther King Memorial Service on
Monday, January 15. The service
will begin at 6:00 p.m., C.S.T.
The guest speaker will be Deacon
Rawils Leslie from Port St. Joe.
SEveryone is cordially invited
to attend.

Vicksburg, Mississippi the couple
St. James Women's
Bridge Luncheon
The St. James Episcopal
Church women will have their an-
nual bridge luncheon on Tues-
day, February 6 at 12:00 noon.
Alice Core and Gay Weeks are
co-chairmen of the event.
Tickets are available from
various church women or by call-
ing Betty Fensom at 229-8613.

Post 10069 News
The John C. Gainous Post
#10069 and Ladies Auxiliary de-
livered 35 Christmas baskets and
turkeys to residents in the area
on December 22. They also gave
food and clothing to a family who
lost their own due to a fire. The
post members are glad to have
had this opportunity to serve
their community.
Post members meet on the
second Tuesday of each month.
Everyone is invited to attend.

plan to reside in Fort Worth, Tex-
as where they are both students
at Southwestern Baptist Theologi-
cal Seminary.

Fla. Marine Patrol Officer
Thomas A. "Tony" Lee

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A Hurricane Affects Absolutely Everyone

Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.

Announces AFREE program called

.- Or outreach counselors can come to your home, school, or business in
S- .' Mexico Beach, Gulf and Franklin counties.

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Guidance Board jj I.

Meeting Planned
The Board of Directors of the
SGulf County Guidance Clinic. Inc.
i will hold its regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday. January 16,
at 12:00 noon '(eastern). the
meeting will be held at the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic,, Inc. in
Port'St. Joe.

AARP Classes

Begin Friday

S The AARP Tax-Aide program
is getting under way. Classes for
counselors will begin at 9 a.m.,
E.S.T., on Friday, January 12, in
the First Presbyterian Church.
They are still in need of addi-
tional counselors for the current
tax period. You don't have to be
an experienced preparer to partic-
ipate. All materials and supplies
are furnished and those with ex-
perience will be working along
side those without.
IRS is curtailing some of the
hours their facilities will be in op-
eration and the AARP expects to
pick up some extra preparation of
tax returns during the months of
February, March and April.
They are seeking instructors
for the next tax year and if you
are interested in either of the po-
sitions offered please call Martha
Rommes at 648-8418 or just
show up on Friday. January 12.
when classes begin. They need
:your help.

I Bill'sDollar Store
in Apalachicola
Ais::- seeking a Store,
Manager. Full benefit
package, including 401 K
and relocation pay. Salary
depending on manager
experience, discount or $
retail experience a plus.. For
consideration apply in
person at Bill's Dollar Store
in Port St. Joe, 309-311 Reid
Ave., or send resume to
Chuck Hester, 3772 Hwy,
71 N., Marianna, FL 32446.

As the New Year begins, I want to say
"Thank You" to so many of you that have been
so really great to me with your kindness and
kind thoughts.
The-pesifew years have been most chal-
lenging to me in my effons to successfully
complete-some 'unfinished" projects. including
the litigation events which are sill *on going".
In response to the most recent event, yes.
the boat in the Wewa bank lot is the boat I
used in the bay with the "C-Lecror"" snnmp-
ing roller frames.
Public bids are being sought by the bank to
repay a note. The boat is deserving of your
bid, and I would consider permitting the new
owner "rights" to duplicate the design protect-
ed by a patent grant I own.
My New Year has started with the usual
"fast" pace of events, so typical to my world.
but, with tnends like all ol you-I can, and will
succeed. My thanks-to you all, and I wish
everyone a tenific year.
Mrs. Marion Hough .



, GCVFD Announces

Gulf. County Sheriff Frank
McKelthen has been busy doing a
little "horse trading" the past few
months, disproving the old adage
"a bird in the hand is worth two in
the bush".
He had recognized a need for
two additional deputy cars to
patrol the county but didn't have
the funds in his current budget to
purchase the vehicles. Devising a
plan, he decided to trade his veh-
cle (a Chevrolet four-wheel drive
Yukon) for two used Chevrolet
Camaros to be ised as school
resource officer vehicles. The full
size vehicles used previously by
the school resource officers were
assigned to deputies on road

Thank You,

We would like to thank every-
one for the many, many acts of
kindness shown to us during the
fire at our home. We sincerely ap-
preciate all who brought food and
clothes, made donations, loaned
us your belongings and labored
with us In clean-up after the fire.
We thank you for your calls,
cards, and most of all, for those
who held our hand in comfort
and prayed for us.
As much as our hearts were
saddened by our loss, we have
been touched by the care and
concern shown to us.
We would also like to thank
the Port St. Joe Police Depart-
ment, and the Port St. Joe'and
Beaches Fire Departments for
their efforts in fighting the fire
and for their personal attention
well above and beyond the call of
duty. Megan and Meredith were
thrilled with their new bikes, re-
placed by the Port St. Joe Police
and Fire Departments--what a
wonderful surprise!
Please continue to keep us in
your prayers.
Greg, Jerri,
Megan and Meredith Todd



Bid No. 9596-16

Notice is hereby given that proposals will be received by
the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners until
4:30 p.m., E.S.T., Tuesday, January 16, 1996 for the fol-
lowing professional services to be provided to the

Grant application and administrative services, for
Hurricane Opal Disaster Housing Assistance
(Emergency HOME Funds). Proposers must submit
complete proposals in typical RFP format.

Proposal will be scored individually by the selection
committee. The contract will be awarded to the propos-
er who is determined to be most advantageous to Gulf
County when all factors are taken into consideration.
Gulf County reserves the right to reject any or all pro-
posals, and to waive any irregularities or informalities
in the proposal process.

Five (5) copies of the proposals, sealed and labeled
"Consultant Services for Hurricane Opal Disaster
Housing Assistance (Emergency HOME Funds)", may
be mailed or hand delivered to the Office of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court, Gulf County. Courthouse, 1000 5th
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, on or before 4:30 p.m.,
E.S.T., January 16, 1996. Proposals delivered after the
deadline will not be considered. Additional information
may be obtained from the Gulf County Chief
Administrator's office at (904) 229-6111.
Stc 1/11/95

patrol. All of this was accom-
plished with no additional
expense to the county.
School Resource Officers'
(SRO) Greg Cole and Chris
Brumbaugh said the Camaros
had been well received by stu-
dents and teachers in the school
'The basketball team wanted'
to ride back from Monticello with
me after the game the other-
night." Brumbaugh said wheti'*
describing the students' reaction
to the vehicles.
Both Cole and Brumbaugh
noted the Canaaros have already

helped in establishing relation-
ships with young people in the
school. "They help break the Ice.
creating a common bond between
us and the students that leads to
a better relationship," stated Cole.
Both cars have been painted
and decked out to match the,
other county deputy cars; they
just look a little more sporty.
Sheriff McKeithen added he
felt it was Important for school
resource officers to reflect a bit of
a different image than regular
street officers, as they relate to
students in the school systems
throughout the county.

MLK, Jr. Birthday

SCelebrated Monday
an ecgiin u pstvedf

The annual celebration of Drr
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s national
Holiday will be held Monday. Jan-;
uary 15 at 7:30 p.m. at New
Bethel Baptist Church in Port St.

The commemorative service,
will include singing by the North'
Port St. Joe Community Choir, a'
biographical profile of Dr. King.
and quotation and poetry read-;
ings. Marsha F. Harpool will be
the featured speaker for the eve-.'
ning. Ms. Harpool is a Florida A &-
M (1890) Rural Development Spe-'i
clallst She has worked extensive-'-
ly throughout the 'Florida Pan-rd
handle and is no stranger to Port-
St. Joe.

Preceding the service a can-
dlelight march will be held. The
march will begin at the corner of
Avenue C and Martin Luther
King, Jr. Boulevard at 7:00 p.m.
and culminate at New Bethel
Baptist Church.

The observances and activi-
ties, sponsored by the Association
For Community Action, are held
each year to celebrate the life and
work of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Jr. and the non-violent struggle
which he led. The key ingredient
for the activities celebrating Dr.
King is one that brings the com-
munity together and reminds us
of our interdependence and mu-
tuality, stressing our similarities

and recognizing our :positive dif-

Thieves Try to

Steal Three Cars
A rash of related car thefts
and attempted thefts occurred in
Port St. Joe and Highland View
Monday according to Gulf County
SherilTs Office spokesman Joe
He reported the first incident
occurred between 5:45 and 6:00
Monday- morning.--when a 1986
GMC van ,was stolen from Ralph
Jamerson's residence at 524
Eighth Street in Port St. Joe. The
van was driven to Hayes Avenue
in Highland View where It was
dropped off and left still running.
The thief apparently attempt-
ed to steal a 1995 Ford van.
belonging to Brenda and Willard
Richards, at 2482 Hayes Avenue.
But while trying to start the vehi-
cle he broke the steering column
and was unable to get It started.
The thief then took a 1985
Lincoln Continental belonging to
Wayne Lindsey that was parked at
the Richards' residence.
Anyone with information con-
cerning the incidents are asked to
contact the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office or the Port St. Joe Police


The United Pperworkers Union Local 1379 Is
accepting bids for an experienced painter to paint
the Union Hall on 6th Street In Port SL Joe. For
Inquiries contact Kenneth Dykes at 227-1604.
2tc. January I I and 18. 1996.
CASE NO. 95-78
IN RE: The Estate of
CROCKET ELLIS, deceased. File Number 95-78,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida. Probate Division. the address of which Is
Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 5th Street. Port SL
Joe. Florida 32456. The name and address of the
PersonalRepresentative and her attorneyare set
forth below.
All interested persons are required to file
claims against the estate and 12) any oblecton by
an Interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges the validity of the Will, the
qualifications of ithe Personal 'Representative,
venue or jurisdiction of the CourL

DATE of the first publication or this Notice of
Administration is January I. 1996.
303 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
SPrt SL Joe, Florida 32456
(904)1 229-8211
FL BAR NO. 0066806
103 SL Joseph Drive
Port St. Joe. FL 32456
2tc. January II and 18. 1996.
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: Hometown Internet
MAILING ADDRESS: 113 Bellamy Circle, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.
OWNER(S): Clyde R. Lamberson. Jr..
ltp. January 11, 1996.

Give-Away Recipients
The Gulf County Beaches
Volunteer Fire Department re-
cently concluded a very success-
ful give-away fundraiser.
The lucky recipients of the
prizes were William Deason of St.
Joe Beach (rifle), Donna Haddock
of Port St. Joe (cellular phone do-
nated by Sprint Cellular), and
Donnie Clayton of Panama City
(turkey donated by Motley's Big
Congratulations to these sup-
porters of the fire department and
thank you to all of the others who
made a donation. A special thank
you Is extended to Sprint Cellular
and Motley's Big Star.

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ObituariesS 1

Lynwood Wynne
'- The Rev. Lynwood R; Wynne,
61, pastor of the Highland View
- Methodist Church, was peacefully
called to be with his Lord on
Thursdayafternoon, January 4.
A native of Mobile, he moved
to Marlanna in 1972 where he
opened and operated the TG&Y
store. He came to Port St. Joe In
1986 where he and his wife pur-
chased Costin's Department
Store, and in 1987 they pur-
chased Treasures by the Sea.;
At the time of his death he
President of the Port St. Joe
Merchants Association. In 1993
he answered to the call to the
ministry, serving as pastor of the
highland View Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his
mother. Addle Lee Wynne.
Survivors include his wife,
Bonnie Wynne of Port St. Joe;
three daughters and sons-in-law,
Rose and Robert Murphree of At-
lanta, Wanda and Darrell Blan-
chard of Houston, and Gay and
Heath Annin of Tallahassee; a
son and daughter-in-law. Linnie
and Pam Wynne of Bethlehem:
eight grandchildren; and his fa-
ther and step-mother. T. A. and
Loulse Wynne of Mobile.
The funeral service was held
at 1:00 p.m., E.S.T., Saturday,
January 6 at First United Metho-
dist Church of Port St. Joe. con-
ducted by the Rev. Oliver Taylor
and the Rev. Dick Wright. Inter-
ment followed on Monday at Mo-
bile Memorial Gardens.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral

Katie J. Atkins
-Katie Jae Atkins.'82, of Port
St. Joe, passed away Thursday
evening, January 4, in a Panama
City hospital. A native of Blount-
stown, she had been a resident
here since 1951 and was a mem-
ber of the Pentecostal Holiness

It is with great pleasure
and positive feeling that
we share with you our
good news:
Summer Properties has been
purchased by Barbara Stein
of Port St. Joe. Summer
Properties is now Coldwell
Banker B & B Properties of
Gulf County, Inc. Coldwell
Bankertis. one of the largestt
real estate .-companLes in
SNorth America." This will give
you and us a larger sales mar-
ket and enable us to attract
more clients to the area. This
will also give.me the power to
reach a larger client base to
manage your property more
We have a full staff of
sales agents ready and avail-
S able to assist you with your
real estate needs. We also
have a property management
team with over 10 years expe-
rience in the field. When you
list your property with us, you
are truly getting the best ser-
vice available for your money.
In the past this company pri-
marily concentrated on the
. Cape San Bias area only. We
at B & B Properties would like
to extend our service area to
S Port St. Joe, the Beaches, and
the Overstreet and Wewa-
hitchka area.

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Church. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Charlie
Foster Atkins and a brother, Jes-
sie Pelt.
Survivors include two sons
and daughters-in-lawi Wesley
and Pat Atkins of Port St. Joe,
Bobby Joe and Sylvia Atkins of
Baton Rouge; seven grandchil-
dren, Cindy Epling. Charles At-
kins, Jr., Charla Harvey, Lori
Hopkins, Robert Foster Atkins.
Lisa McGuffin and Alana Atkins;
S twelve great-grandchildren: and"
two sisters, Myrtle Mumford of
Tallahassee and Louise Cloud of
: Grand Ridge.
The funeral service was held'
Sat 2:00 p.m., E.S.T., Sunday at
S the Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Conducted by the Rev. Cus Car-
penter. Interment followed in Hol-
ly Hill Cemetery. Active pallbear-
Sers were: Charles Atkins, Jr.,
Charles Cloud, Jr.. Shane McGuf-
fin, Robbie Atkins, Roy Lollle. and
SVince Everett. Honorary pallbear-
ers were Hlldridge Dunlap,
Charles Everett, and Carl Money.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral

SMarianna Peck
Marianna R. Peck, 49. of Port
St. Joe. passed away Sunday, De-
S cember 31. at her home. A native
of Dayton. Ohio, she moved here
several years ago from Pennsylva-
nia. She was a graduate of the
University of Tennessee with a
degree In Journalism and was a.
free-lance writer for various pub-
'lications. She was a member of
the Roman Catholic faith.
S Survivors include her daugh-
ter, Angela Prosser of Chattanoo-
ga, Tennessee; her parents, Col.
U.S.A.F., Ret. and Mrs. 0. B.
Thorton of Gulf Aire; and her
brother. John V. Thorton of Talla-
A private funeral service was
held on Friday, January 5.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral"

Douglass Richard
Douglass Mims Richard, 77,
died in his sleep on January 3 af-
ter a brief Illness. He was a be-
loved husband, father, brother
and friend, his wife, Allah preced-
ed him in death in 1992.
He is survived by his daugh-
ters. Karen Jarvis of Barton. Ver-
mont and Deane Richard Fergu-
son of Atlanta. Georgia: brother.
Carswell Cobb- of Dallas;- Texas;
granddaughter. Erin Elizabeth
Fields and grandson, Paul Rich-
ard Jarvis. both of Barton, Ver-
Mr. Richard was born In
North Augusta, South Carolina
and was a long-time employee of
the federal government. Before re-
tirement, he last served as Re-
gional Director of the Medicare
Program in the Southeast.
A memorial service was held
on Monday. January 8 at 2:00
p.m. at Northside Methodist
Church. It has been requested
that memorial gifts. In lieu of
flowers, be sent to the American
Heart Association.
Wages and Sons of Stone
Mountain were In charge of all ar-


Apalachicola Historical Society

Will Host Concert On January 21
seer once. ~'ary ~

The 10thl Anniversary Gala
Concert of the Isle Newell Fund
for the Performing Arts of the Ap-
alachlcola Area Historical Society,
will be held on Sunday afternoon.
January 21-, at 4 p.m. at historic
Trinity Episcopal Church in Apa-
lachlcola. The Trio Internazionale,
violin, piano, and contrabass en-
semble, with a repertoire of clas-
sical music will take part in the
gala concert.
Martha Gherardi of St.
George Island, violinist, with a
masters in music from Florida
State University, performs as an
orchestral violinist in various or-
chestras in the United States and
South America. She will Join with
Bedford Watkins in performing
Pergolosl's Sonata #12.
Bedford Watkins of Eastpoint
holds a doctorate and is the Pro-
fessor Emeritus In Keyboard at Il-
linois Wesleyan University, where
he was the chairman of the Piano
Department at the School of Mu-
sic for a number of years.
Luciano Gheradi, contrabas-
sist, native of Italy, began his ca-
reer as an accordionist and has
performed with numerous cham-
ber orchestra ensembles. He has
also composed and performed
musical scores for radio, televi-
sion and movies.
They will be joined by Karl

Lester. Tom Adams. Nicholas
Blake, and Joseph Wilbanks. Karl
Lester holds a masters in music
education from Florida State Unl-
" ersity, and serves as an instruc-
tor of music in the: Franklin
County School System. He and
Bedford Watkins will play two
Slavonic Dances by Dvorak.
Tom Adams has a masters
and doctorate from Rutgers and a
bachelors in music education
from Trenton State with a flute
major. A resident of St. George Is-
land, he has produced musicals
for the Panhandle Players in Car-
rabelle. He will Join the Trio in
Telemann's Sonata in G Minor.-.
Nicholas Blake of Apalachico-
la. violinist. 14-year-old student
of Martha Gherardi and a pupil at
Faith Christian in Port St. Joe,
has played in a number of con-
certs locally, including Vivaldi's
Gloria this past Christmas with
the Bay area Choral Society and
the Ilse Newell Fund at Trinity
Joseph D. Wilbanks, of
Charleston, South Carolina and
Cape San Bias. pianist, a 14-
year-old student of Carolyn Sapp
of Chipola Junior College and
schooled through Montessori and
tutorials at the Citadel, has per-
formed numerous recitals at Chi-
pola and elsewhere.
The Ilse Newell Fund Is spon-

Heiden Tells Rotarians

About W.I.C. Program

Jean Van Heiden told the Ro-
tary Club about the WIC program
last Thursday at their regular
meeting. The WIC program is an-
other government program de-
signed to help children get a
proper start in life: this time, a
proper nutritional start.
"Almost everyone with chil-
dren, age five or under, or expect-
ing a baby, are eligible for the
WIC program," the speaker said.
Ms. Vann Helden is in charge"
of the WIC program in Gulf
County. She said that in spite of
the number of people eligible to
participate in the program, they
are serving only 279 people in
Gulf County.
,.The _WICprogranLis, unique-..
It provides vouchers to. purchase
nutritional food for young chil-
dren or pregnant mothers who
are part of a family consisting of
four or less with an income of un-
der $28,000 a year.
These vouchers are exchang-
able at approved grocery stores-
In Port St. Joe, all three are ap-
proved vendors of WIC foodstuffs-
-for things like milk, cheese, cer-
tain dried lintels, baby food, pea-
nut butter, cereals and baby for-
The speaker said nutrition-
ists have found that a child
doesn't develop properly, physi-
cally, unless he receives proper
nutrition and this is what the
WIC program has been developed
to provide.
People can get enrolled in the
WIC program through application
to the Health Department and'af-
ter being examined and recom-
mended by HRS, a registered
nurse or a dietician. Usually the
program works hand in hand
with the food stamp program.
Ms. Van Heiden said she felt
like more than 279 of Gulf
County's 13,000-plus people
should be taking advantage of
this important nutritional start
for young children.
Guests of the club were Bob
Bolduc of Montague-Whitehall,

Michigan. C. B. Mansel of Ros-
well, Ga., and Austin Horton of'
Port St. Joe.

What's Free?
Telecommuting is gaining
popularity as both employers and
employees realize the benefits of
working from home and other
non-traditional worksites. To
learn if you could be a candidate
for telecommuting and to get tips
on how best to approach your
boss with the idea, write for the
free publication, 'Telecommute
America: Discover a New Work-
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Center, Department 645B. Pue-
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scored by the Apalachicola Area
Historical Society, an educational
incorporation serving the commu-,
nity through programs, tours,
museums ahid publications. A do-

nation of $2.00 at the door would
be appreciated from those not
holding season tickets. Children
accompanied by an adult will be
admitted free. '

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DUI Criminal Defense
Accidents Insurance Claims

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By Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist
Running as a regular means does develop, its
of exercise puts much stress on signals are aches,
tendons of the legs and feet. This swelling, tender-
often leads to tendinitis, an in- ness when the
fammation that especially affects area is touched,
the Achilles tendon connecting and pain in movement. Pain is the
the calf muscles to the heelbone. signal to stop running. Consult
Some people are particularly vul- the podiatrist. Achilles tendinitis
nerable because their Achilles often is treated successfully by
tendons are tight or very narrow, conservative means such as or-
Prevention of tendinitis calls thotic shoe inserts and physical
for warm-up exercising before therapy. Surgery may be recom-
each run in order to flex and mended in some cases.
stretch the calf muscles and
Achilles tendon. Running shoes DR. STEPHEN J. GROSS, PODIATRIST
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Sharks Ranked #1 In State.

Gator Hoopsters Take

District Match-Up Sat.

The Wewahitchka Gators

Winter Baseball
Clinic To be Held
The Port St. Joe coaching
staff and players will conduct
Their annual winter baseball clin-
ic January 15-18, for youth ages
8-12. The clinic will be held at the'
Dixie Youth parks on 10th Street.
It will begin at 3:00 p.m. and end
at 5:15, Monday through Thurs-
The price bf the clinic is
$25.00. Registration will be from
2:30-3:00 Monday. January 15.
For more Information call 227-

Seniors Selling
BBQ Dinners
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens will be selling those large de-
licious bar-b-que bedf sandwich
plates on January 19 from .11
a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Frank
Pate Park.
They will be selling out of
their red, white, and blue conces-
sion stand. The price of the meal
will be $3.00 and will Include iced
tea, chips, and pickles.
All proceeds will be used to
help pay for the Senior Citizen's
-and Community Center. They will
be delivering to local businesses.
Pleasecall 229-8466 to place
your order no later than 4:30
p.m. on January 18.
They wish to express their
thanks to the community's con-
tinued support.

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jumped on the. Carrabelle Pan-
thers Tuesday night for a District
2-2A win over their Franklin
county rivals.
The Gators out-scored the
Panthers, 51-16 in the first half
to seal the victory..
Cecil Jackson was the big
gun for the Gators with his 22
points. Justin Jackson and Luke
Taunton each chipped in 19 addi-
tional points.
The Gators are on the road to
Blountstown tonight.
Score by Quarters:
Cbelle 8 8 15 15-46
Wewa 2526 6 9--66
C'BELLE-Jackson 2-0-4,
Lowery 3-0-6, Register 4-0-8, C.
Segree 1-1-3. Norris 2-0-4, Kelley
5-3-14, Tral 1-0-2, Segree 1-0-2,
Collins 0-3-3. Braswell 1-1-4.
WEWA-C.Jackson 10-2-22,
Mulls 0-2-2, Bridges 1-2-4,
Taunton 8-1-19. J.Jackson 6-7-
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SJ Middle School
Basketball Record
The Port St. Joe Middle
School boys basketball team went
into the holidays with a 4-2
record. The "B" team posted a 1-2
Mosi Quinn leads the Jr.
Sharks in scoring with a 10 point
average followed by John. Patter-
son with nine per game. The
Sharks .have defeated Chipley,
Florida High, Wakulla, and We-
wahitchka and have been lost to
Marianna and Blountstown.
The "B" squad is led by Sene-
ca Chambers who is averaging 14
points per game. Tremaine Lewis
is averaging seven points.
Both teams will resume play*
in January and replay each for-
mer opponent to complete their

South Gulf VFD
Meeting & Social
The South Gulf County Vol-
unteer Fire Department will be
holding its monthly meeting on
Saturday, January 20, at the
Treasure Bay Lodge on C-30, at
7:00 p.m., followed by a covered
dish social. Bring your favorite
dish and favorite beverage.
Everyone is welcomed and
encouraged to attend the meeting
and social. Volunteers are cur-
rently needed for the South Gulf
County Volunteer Fire Depart-

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Christmas gift!
The Sharks returned to the
cage wars after the Christmas
holidays, only to receive a belated
Christmas present. While they
were enjoying the holiday vaca-
tion with practice sessions, the
Florida High School Athletic Asso-
ciation had moved them up to
number one position in Florida
Class 3A basketball after main-
taining a number two position for
the first half of the season.
The Sharks are the only
ranked team in any division in
Florida which has' an undefeated
record thus far into the season.
Tuesday night they showed
the mettle which earned them the
number one slot by dumping a
perrennially powerful Quincy
Shanks quintette 81-69.
Using a strong third quarter
and the double figure scoring of
five members of the team, the
squad methodically picked the
Quincy defense apart and stifled
the offense to win their 16th
straight win..
Jenmaine Larry and Chad
Quinn led the pack with their 14
points each, followed by all-state
Des Baxter and Brian Jenkins,
each with 13. Doyle Crosby
rounded out the high-scoring five
by adding 10 points. '
Head .coach Vern Epplnette
had praises for Cameron Likely.
Barry Adkison and Tyson Pitt-,
man, who came off the bench 't
put the spark into the decisive
third quarter by playing great de-
fense. 'We needed that!" the
coach said.
The Sharks led by a slim 42-
40 margin at half time after being
behind the first quarter for the
only period in the game.
Score by Quarters:
Shanks 22 18 11 18-66
PsJ 19 23 21 18-81
QUINCY-Lockwood 4-2-12'
Butler 6-3-15, Hollman 4-0-8,
Howard 7-8-23, James 2-0-4,
Washington 1-3-5, Ellis 0-2-2.
PSJ-Larry 5-4-14, Likely 2-
2-6. Jenkins 52-13, Adkison 2-4-
9, Quinn 6-2-14, Baxter 4-5-13.
Pittman 1-0-2, Crosby 4-2-10.
THE SHARKS travel to Havar
na for a Friday night game and
return home for. a two game

Winter Sports

Banquetat PSJ
According to Fred Priest,
Athletic Director of Port St. Joe
High School, the winter sports
banquet will beheld at the high
school commons area next
Thursday, January 18, beginning
at 7:00 p.m. The covered dish
affair is open to parents of the
athletes involved.
Sports being honored at the
banquet will be football, cheer--
leading, cross country and volley-,
Registration For
Wewa's Tee Ball
Registration for 1996 Tee Ball
will be held on Saturday. January
27 at the Tee Ball field in Wewa-
hitchka from 9:00 am. until 1:00
The cost is $30.00 for new
players, which includes a conm-
plete new uniform, and $10.00
for returning players. Children
from ages four to seven are eligi-
ble to participate in this sports

stand meeting Apalachicola Sat-
urday night and hosting Panama
City Rutherford Tuesday evening.

Masonry Honors
Members' Service
Beginning in December. .1994 ',,
and continuing through Decem-
ber, 1995 Port St. Joe Lodge No.
111 F & AM presented the follow-
ing members aCertificate of Ser-
vice for their service in the com-
munity and Masonry:
eRichard D. Anderson 25
years of service;
*Howard L. Blick 40 years
of service;
*Dick Boyer 40 years of ser-
*Guerry Melton 40 years of
*Iarry M. Murphy 40 years
of service;
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It Doesn't Take a Lot of Room to Grow a Generous Supply of Veggies

A Few Tips-If Followed--On Mini-Gardens Will Produce Delicious and Satisfying Crops Of a Variety of Foods With a Variety of Methods

Vegetable gardening is more
popular today than ever before.
We usually discuss this subject
as the backyard garden. However,
that isn't always fair to the grow-
ing number of Florldians who live
in mobile home parks, apart-
ments, and condominiums where
there's little or no backyard to be
Just because you don't have
a big yard with lots of room,
doesn't mean you can't grow veg-
etables. In fact, you can enjoy
working with a strawberry barrel

Gulf County
Extension Service

Roy Lee Carter

or a half-dozen tomato plants as
much as any backyard garden.
My information about mini-
gardens was provided by Exten-
sion VegetAble Specialist, Mr. Jim
In addition to being an enjoy-
able activity, mini-gardening is
both practical and ornamental.
Most containers will fit almost
anywhere -in the landscape, on
patios, porches and balconies,
even rooftops.
Depending on the type of veg-
etables you plan to grow, there's
practically no limit to the kinds of
containers you can use, pots and,
pans, milk jugs, hollow concrete
blocks, bushel baskets, trash
cans, barrels, drums, and even
plastic bags. Just be sure the
container you choose will keep
the soil in and let excess water
drain out.

Local Real Estate
SFirm Purcliased -
Coldwell Banker Summer
Properties has been purchased by
Barbara Stein of Port St. Joe.
Summer Properties is now Cold-
well Banker B & B Properties of
Gulf County, Inc. Coldwell Bank-
er Is one of the largest real estate
companies in North America. This
will give a large sales market and
enable the local firm to attract
more clients to the area,. accord-
ing to Stein. .
They plan to have a full staff
of sales agents ready and availa-
ble to-assist with real estate
needs. They also have a property
management team with over ten
years experience in the field. In
the past this company primarily
concentrated on the Cape San
Bias area only. B & B Properties
plans to extend their service area
to Port St. Joe and the beaches,
and the Overstreet and Wewa-
hitchka areas.

Once you've selected a con-
tainer and have decided what to
grow, it's time to think about a
growing medium. Of course, you
can plant in either ordinary gar-
den soil. or a prepared soil mix. A
good growth medium can be
made of one bushel of vermiculite
(ver-MIK-you-LITE), a bushel of
peat moss, one-and-one-quarter
cups of dolomite (DOLE-ah-mite),
and a cup of 8-8-8 fertilizer with
trace elements-all mixed thor-

roughly. You could also use a
bushel of sand or garden, soil
mixed with a bushel of peat, well-
decomposed compost, or cow ma-
nure. Either way, you need to add
the dolomite and fertilizer.
With mini-gardening, you
have another growth-media op-
tion. You can use soil substi-
tites-things like sawdust, wood
shavings,. pure sand, or gravel. If
you plant in one of the light sub-
stitutes, such as sawdust or

wood' shavings, it'll be easier to
move the cnitainer, if necessary.
In any case, fertilizing a mini-
garden 'planted. in. .soil substi-
tutes, such'as we've mentioned,
is quite different from the meth-
ods used with soil mixes or in
backyard gardens. Soil substi-
Stutes are" porous and don't hold
moisture 'of nutrients 'very long.
Using such media, you need to
water and fertilizer oftae. Normal-
ly, drench the container with a

nutrient solution once or twice a
day-as many as five times a day
if it's especially hot and dry:
The soil mixes we mentioned
earlier. have plenty of organic
matter and some fertilizer, and
usually retain moisture well. So,
they don't need such frequent wa-
tering and fertilization. You can
maintain a normal garden water-
ing schedule, and add fertilizer
every week- or two. You' can
drench with a'soluble fertilizer, or

spread common, dry fertilizer on
the soil surface and water it thor-
oughly into the root zone. Just
don't apply too much, or you may
cause fertilizer burn. Regardless
of your method, follow the fertiliz-
er label directions for container
grown vegetables.
If you want to grow vegeta-
bles, but are cramped for space,
give mini-gardening a try. We
think you'll enjoy it-both the ac-
tivity and the produce.

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Harper Predicts Stone

May Attempt to Trash

Lives of Lee, King, Next

Civil War General, Civil Rights Leader Stories
Done In Stone Fashion Would Stir People Up
It's only a .matter of time before movie director Oliver Stone-with
Hollywood and the media elite fawning over him-tries to trash
Confederate General Robert E. Lee or Martin Luther King Jr.
This old Georgia-born reporter always writes about General Lee (suh)
this time of year and usually King, because both birthdays are coming up
next week..
Stone is no doubt the most outrageous liar in American history. His
specialty is distorting facts andin the critical points outright lying in the
practice of what he-and other Hollywood creeps-define as artistic priv-
Stone in his first major film Platoon had the Marine Corps hymn
played off-key and a bugler bungling Taps. They don't do that, as he well
knows. He again insulted America's intelligence in Born on the Fourth of
July by changing facts that didn't fit his slant. In JFK he credited the CIA
with aiding in the assassination of President Jack Kennedy. Now in Nixon,
once again without a shred of evidence, he implicates the former presi-
dent in the killings of both Jack Kennedy and his brother, Robert,
This is Stone's hateful view of America that has made him a multi-
millionaire and the highest" paid slanderer of dead men in history.
He'd have trouble with Lee whose life was almost unbelievably
squeaky clean, but I'm sure a liar such as Stone could invent some out-
rageous dirt on both Lee and King. It's mere rewriting of history, you
know, something that has become immensely popular in our schools and
politics. Heck, the director of Florida's Democratic Party has made it offl-
cial. They aren't lies anymore, merely "purposeful misstatements.'
The tragedy is that great numbers of American citizens accept the big
lies. For instance, polls now show 50 percent believe the CIA had a role
in Kennedy's' assassination.
The repercussions of slandering Lee or King in a Stone special would
be huge, considering the fervor of the true followers of each man, but to
a Stone that's the path to fame and fortune. Both would make good tar-
gets because they were strong Christian churchmen, therefore politically
incorrect in today's American climate..
King was an ordained minister. Lee a famous general, college presi-
dent and Christian layman, who died from pneumonia contracted at a
late night meeting in a poorly heated small Virginia church where he wor-
shiped. He solved the problem by pledging part of the preacher's pay from
his own funds.
It isn't likely Florida will ever join several Southern states which have
a common holiday for both Lee and King. It would be practical, of course,
as their birthdays come in the same week, but politically incorrect.
And that's alright with southerners who still honor the memory of
Robert E. Lee and the old South. They just take the day off the state and
most businesses allow for Martin Luther King, Jr. and think a little about
Gen. Robert E. Lee (suh).
Lewis Grizzard, late Southern humor writer from Atlanta, entitled a
chapter in one of his books: "Fergit? Hell!"
It's a;catchy title, but most true-grey southerners have put the War
Between the States behind them years ago and realized we're all in this
country together for better or worse. Lee set the example for that, per-
haps, by deliberately walking out-of-step when he surrendered
Confederate forces, indicating the-war was really over.
"A good damn Yankee," Uncle Clem Redneck of Flat Creek in Gadsden
County said of retiring Allen Morris, Florida House clerk emerltus/histo-
rian, who is perhaps the best Florida journalist to ever sell out the news-
paper reporting profession to go to work for the state.
Morris, Chicago-born in 1909, literally had two careers-about 40
years in the newspaper business from copy.boy to political editor on the
Miami. Herald and free-lance capitol columnist, plus 30 more years in gov-
L ernment. : "
"Government is more honest today," Morris said in' an interview.
"Sunshine, financial disclosure, and open-record laws have accomplished
it." .
Uncle Clem cleared his throat, "Harrumpt," on that one.
*'* *** a*. aa .**. \
"Any effort aimed at improving education by focusing on race is not
valid," said Rep. Cynthia Chestnut in the wake of a report by the
Department of Education that cites race as a factor in distinguishing good
schools from bad schools. 'The overriding factor is poverty," said
Chestnut, D-Gainesville, chairwoman of the House Education Committee.

Here's the Capitol News Roundup
Although Florida's adult prison system has more prison beds than it
needs this year, teenage criminals aren't finding a place in the inn
because of a Not-In-My-Back-Yard (NIMBY) syndrome and a slow crank-
up of "tough love" programs.
More than 600 young criminals were awaiting placement in a juvenile
program at year's end despite an increase of capacity slots in the system
from 1,151 to nearly 5,900, said Juvenile Justice Secretary Calvin Ross.
Ross attributed the shortage of beds in the programs to delays of six
months to a year in getting necessary zoning and building permits for
new facilities. He said detention centers which hold delinquents waiting
to be put into an organized juvenile treatment program are becoming
crowded and pose a serious problem.
Ross said he is working with the Department of Corrections to use
land next to adult facilities when appropriate.
Lawmakers are expected to urge Ross to use empty beds on a tem-
porary basis in adult prisons where Corrections Chief Harry Singletary
says there are some available.
Rep. Buzz Ritchie, D-Pensacola, said he had hoped new programs he
.helped write into law in the last two years would be opened more quick-
A Democratic Broward County legislator has pre-filed a bill that
would increase entrance requirements at Florida's 28 community colleges
because she says she wants to encourage students to come out of high
schools better prepared.
"I think students will rise to the occasion," said Rep. Debbie



from Tallahassee

Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of .the Florida House Higher Education
Committee. "Otherwise, they will perform at the lowest common denomi-
nator." :
The bill in a package prepared by the committee would raise com-
munity college entrance exams to the same level now required to get into
a four-year university.
Wasserman Schultz said the higher requirements would compliment
'the present movement to increase graduation standards at Florida public
high schools. The state can't continue to spend $50 million a year to
teach community college students basic math and English skills they
were supposed to learn in high schools.
Community college leaders were quick to differ on the results of the
bill which, they said, would destroy Florida's long standing Open Door
Policy at two-year associate degree colleges.
"Raising admission requirements will hurt the students the system is
supposed to help," Tallahassee Community College President T. K.
Wetherell said.
State agents said in a survey conducted by a House committee that
laws to prevent the sale of alcohol to minors have failed primarily because
it lets businesses retain their licenses when caught by taking a training
program. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has
asked Harold Lewis the state's chief Inspector, to look into the report in
which agents said the liquor industry has too much influence on the'
Department. '
The Florida Supreme Court will rule at its discretion on whether to
put a constitutional amendment proposal on the 1966 ballot to require a
two-thirds vote of the public to approve new fees or taxes. Arguments
were heard from the state Tax Cap Committee on the plan. No one -
appeared to oppose the amendment.


Justice To END-I

Make Plans STOR1
The Juvenile Justice Council
will' meet at the Wewahitchka
K.I.D.S. Center on Friday, Janu-
ary 12th. This is a very impor-
tant meeting with many-items on
the agenda. If you are a member ,,
of the council and cannot attend,
please send a representative.
Those wishing to confirm their in-
vitation to the meeting or who
need directions please call either
Melissa Ramsey or Laura Rogers
at 227-1145.
.The Juvenile Justice Council
has a lot of big plans for this year
which include a Youth Accounta-
bility Board which will decrease i
the court case load while holding
youth responsible for their ac-
tions with sanctions relevant, to i
the crimes committed. The ongo-
ing partnership programs in both .
Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe ar-
eas will also be discussed. Many .
other relevant issues will be dis-
cussed as well as plans for the
celebration of the upcoming Juve-
nile Justice weekin March of this Esselte
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There will be a meeting of the Gulf County Planning and
Development Review Board at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T., on
Tuesday, January 16, 1996, in the County Commission
Meeting Room. Items on the Agenda for discussion are:
1) Possible land-use change for Parcel ID# 1570-
200 from Agriculture to Mixed Commercial-
2) Preliminary subdivision approval for Sweetwater
Shores Subdivision at Money'Bayou.
Interested persons may attend this meeting and be
heard regarding each issue. For further information,
contact the Gulf County Planning/Building Director at
(904) 229-8944.
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Events and Happenings from Cotnty schools
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By Linda Whitfield

Happy New Year
On behalf of Mr. Kelley, we
would like to wish everyone a
very Happy New Year. We won't
even ask how many resolutions
have already been broken. Com-
ing to school on Monday to the
lowest temperature that I can re-
member was rough. I can't speak
for all classes, but all my little
scholars were here geared up to
learn. The temperature here this
particular morning was 23 de-
grees and felt like 50 below. In
Tennessee Christmas it was 24
degrees also, but we never even
wore a coat! Long sleeves were
enough. .
"Now we don't have to spend
any money"
Second grader, Suzanna
Whitfleld, daughter of Kim and
Jeff Whitfield had been needing a
curling brush. Her mother had
been forgetting to buy one, so
when Suzanna opened up a pack-
age on Christmas that enclosed a
curling brush, she quickly ex-
claimed/ "Now we don't have to
spend any money."
Cranking Up
Second grade teachers, Tracy
Bowers and April Bfdwell are
cranking up for their second
grade play which will be in Janu-
ary. More details later
"A Bad Cold"
by Brandon Skipper
"One day I had a very bad
Scold, my stomlk (sic) started to
hurt. I started to sneeze too. My
mom put me to bed for the day.
But one good thing about colds is
that you get to eat in bedl"
"I Taught Them All"
Last year when I had a stu-
dent teacher, I was pulling some
papers out and came across this
essay from my own student
teaching days and thought I'd
share It. It comes,Jrom the book
Student Teaching.
"I have taught high school for
ten years. During that time I have
given assignments, among others
to a murderer, an evangelist, a
pugilist, a thief, and an imbecile.
The murderer was a quiet lit-
tle boy who sat on the front seat
Sand regarded me with pale blue
eyes; the evangelist, easily the
most popular boy in the school,
and the lead in the junior play;
the pugilist lounged by the win-
dow and let loose at intervals a
raucous laugh that startled even
the geraniums;. the thief was a
gay-hearted Lothario with a song
on his lips; and the imbecile, a
soft-eyed little animal seeking the
The murder awaits death in
the state pen; the evangelist has
lain a year now in the village
churchyard; the pugilist lost an
eye in a brawl in Hong Kong; the
thief, by standing on tip toe, can
see the window of my room from

the county. ail; and the gentle
eyed little moron beats his head
against a padded cell in the state
All of these pupils once sat
in my room, sat and looked at me
gravely across worn brown desks.
I must have been a great help to
those pupils. I taught them the
rhyming scheme of the Elizabe-
than sonnet and how to diagram
a complex sentence."
How often do we really know
our students and how to do
something that will and could
make a difference in their lives?

H.V. Elementary
PTO Meets Tues.
The PTO of Highland: View
Elementary School will meet
Tuesday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m.
at the school.
All parents are urged to at-
tend and see the renovations to
the school resulting from Hurri-
cane Opal.

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
JANUARY 15- 19
TUES-Taco, Pinto Beans,
Milk and Cake.
WEDS-Pizza, Tossed Sal-
ad, Green Beans, Milk and
THURS-Chicken w / Rice,
Broccoli w/cheese, Fruit Cup,
Roll and Milk.
FRI-Smon, Sliced Tomato,
Lima Beans, Bread or Sal-
Unes, Milk and Cake.

Port St. Joe




From The Principal's Desk. .
The staff and administration
of Port St. Joe Middle School,
would like to wish you all a very
happy and productive New Year.
We anticipate great things in
Beginning this new year we
have several announcements that
need to be made. Below you will
find 'several events which have
been scheduled:
Tuesday, January 16
5:30 p.m.-P.T.S.O. meeting

in the Media Center.
6:30 p.m.-Booster Club
meeting in the Media Center.
**All members of the P.T.S.O.
and Middle School Booster Club
need to be in attendance at these
very important fundraising meet-
Wednesday, January 17
5:30 p.m.-Port St. Joe Mid-
dle School Open House.
**During this meeting report
cards will be issued and an AIDS
Awareness presentation :'vill bt
made. Also, the P.T.S.O. and
Booster Club will be conducting a
membership drive.
Thursday, January 25
SPro-Fund representative, Scott
Lee, will meet'with organizers and
participants in planning the fund
raising golf marathon in order to
raise money for both Port St. Joe
Middle and High Schools. This
meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m.
in the Commons Area.
Monday, January 29
The middle school School Im-
provement Committee will meet

Lion 's Tale
News Column
; Faith Christian School

Our second semester had a
"cool" beginning. Everyone re-
turned to school all wrapped up
in Jackets, hats, gloves and even
boots because of the twenty-
degree weather. How thankful we
are for our warm buildings. Our
principal, Mr. Goebert, and his
family spent their Christmas va-
cation in Michigan, so consider-
this "shirt sleeve" weather
We welcome Mrs. Marge
Lundquist to our faculty. Mrs.
Lundquist, a graduate of Whea-
ton College, will be teaching
grade four. Mr. and Mrs. Lund-
quist have recently moved into
the area from Tallahassee.
Faith Christian wts to give
Mrs. Angel Bouingtoi a great big
"thank you" for going the extra
mile the first semester in the
fourth grade. Each- day she
brought her daughter, Mary Cait-
lin, to school along with a friend,

5< Bulldog News

SPort St. Joe Elementary School

Port St. Joe Elementary School
Teacher Of The Year"
Congratulations to Ms. De-
nise Williams on being selected as
Port St. Joe Elementary School's
Teacher of the Year. We are proud
of you!
Florida Prepaid College
Friday, January 12 is the
deadline to enroll in the Florida
Prepaid College Program: For

From the Principal


High School
by Larry A. Mathes

What an introduction back to.
school January 8th-Very Coldl
Of course, when it is very cold (or
very hot, for that matter) things
just don't seem to work as well. I
know I don't.
Starting up the second se-
mester is always fun-junior high
students still haven't figured out
that they can't request schedule
changes, and senior high stu-
dents often think they are in col-
lege and can change schedules
whenever they decide they are not
happy with what they first chose.
If you're wondering about re-
port cards, they are due to go out
January 17 (next week), but most
students already know what they
earned. Notice that I said
"earned", since the more common
response is usually "my teacher
gave me that grade!"
The second semester is as
jammed as the first, so it is ex-
tremely important to get off on
the right foot, cooperate with
teachers and stay within school
rules. We can't afford a second
half stumbled
Basketball (boys and girls) is
cranking up for the dash towards
district. Watch the highway sign
to know when.the Gators play at

home, and get out to see some ex-
citing action. Softball, baseball
and track (and weightlifting) will
be starting before too long (got to
let the ice thaw), and I received
word today (Tuesday) that WHS
will host the District Baseball
Tournament when the playoffs
The Gator fields will surprise
a few people the first time they go
out this year, especially if they
happen to go at night. Both fields
will be lighted (softball is not
completed yet), and many im-
provements will be evident, the
result of a lot of hard work spon-
sored by the baseball boosters.
The Science Fair is not too far
in the future. Parents, please help
your students as they prepare for
this. WHS students have brought
a lot of awards and publicity to
WHS because of the success our
students have enjoyed. We want
to continue this tradition! Help
them when they need it.
have numerous nice jackets
(some appear brand new) that
students lost and never claimed.
If your student misplaces his/
hers, you might want to call or
come by. We hate to end up
throwing them away.

more information, call 1-800-
Food World Coloring Contest
Congratulations to Matthew
Dodson for winning the coloring
contest at Food World. Matthew
colored a pretty picture of Santa
Parents Make The D(iference
What's one simple thing you
can do to help your child do bet-
ter. in school? Read aloud with
your child often.
For very young children,
reading aloud is a way to intro-
duce the world of books. You can
create happy memories and
encourage your child to make
reading a daily habit. Research
shows that even older kids love
being read to. One study found
that all elementary school chil-
dren said they love having some-
one read to them.
Grading Period Ends
The grading period for the
third six weeks ended on Wednes-
day, December 20. Report cards
will be sent home on Wednesday,
January 17.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
School will not be held on
Monday, January 15 in obser-
vance of Martin Luther King, Jr.
School Advisory Meeting
The School Advisory Council
for Port St. Joe Elementary
School will meet at 7:00 p.m. on
Thursday, January 18 in the li-
brary. All members are encour-
aged to attend.
Fourth Grade Writing
On Tuesday, January 23 all
fourth graders will be taking the
Florida Writing Test. Parents can
help by encouraging your child to
write each day. Keeping a journal,
writing a diary or writing letters
are just a few ways to tune those
writing skills.
Science Fair
Our annual sixth grade Sci-
ence Fair will be held on January
25 and 26 in the Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School gym.

Mrs. Carl McGhee, who came to
help every morning. Mary Caitlin
has been a joy to the members of
the class and is probably the
youngest fourth grader in history,
having begun at four months.
She can no longer be confined to
the four walls of the classroom
and wants to explore greater pos-
sibilities and broader activities,
so she will be leaving us (along
with her mother). We will miss
their smiling faces.
Students will be receiving re-
port cards Thursday, January 11
which will evaluate their first se-
mester work. It. is time to begin
anew with enthusiasm, excite-
ment and the anticipation of all
the new year holds. Best wishes
are extended from Faith Christian
to all its readers, students, fami-
'lies and friends for a peaceful and
prosperouss 1996.

in the conference room to finalize~
the School Improvement Plan.

Wednesday, Febbrary 7
Eighth graders will be admin-
istered the Florida Writing As-.
sessment. This is a very impor-
tant examination-parents please
encourage your eighth graders to"
do the very best they'can.

Tuesday, February 13
County-wide Spelling Bee at
Wewahitchka Elementary School.
Port St. Joe Middle School's
Spelling Bee is to be held prior to
February 5.
-For now, that should just
about cover the upcoming events.
I hope you continue to enjoy our
cooler weather.

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A Town Hall Meeting will be held on January

E.S.T., at the Beaches

Fire Department/Community Building to discuss

improvements to be made to the Beaches

Water System.

Information will be available on the current

status of the water system, the proposed plan

for the system and the impact of the improved

system on fire protection and fire insurance


Also, any and all questions, on County


will be

by staff




Commissioner at this public meeting.:

Michael L. Hammond

County Commissioner, District III

2tc, JANUARY 4 and 11,1996.

11, 1996 at 6:00 p.m.,



My Garden

By Stephen D. Cloud, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Lillian, AL

Growth, Change and Pain

Necessary Parts of Life

the one that mattered most, the
last one. So that Spring, I started
lifting weights, jumping rope, and
running lots. And I ate a lot.
.. all the time. Just ask my Moth-
er! And I hurt all over. Not from
the exercise, but in my joints. I

Join Us For Worship ....

Overstreet Bible Church
Overstreet Road

Sunday School 10 a.m., CST
Morning Worship 11 a.m., CST P
Evening Service 6 p.m., CST Pastor Guy Labonte
Wed. Bible Study 6 p.m., CST Phone: 648-5912

Bible Study: Worship:
10 a.m. Sunday 11 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Call 229-8310
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


Gary Smith

sometimes felt like I had some
kind of terminal illness. I often
wondered what was going on.
That summer, I grew three
inches and gained 15 pounds of
mostly muscle. The pain was
what is commonly called "growing
pains". This happens when the
supporting structures of the'
body, the muscles and tendons,
can't seem to keep up with the
rapid growth of the body. But in a
year of disappointment, such
pain turned a clumsy, slow boy
into a quicker and stronger ath-
lete. As a sophomore, .we went
undefeated in J.V. football, and
that spring I made the baseball
Growth, change, and pain, go
hand and glove. Most of my adult
life, I have observed a similar.
phenomena happening in this
beautiful area all along the Gulf
Coast. Time and time again, U. S.
98 has been widened, resurfaced,
and then four-laned. We have
grown faster than our supporting
structures. And this growth has
not been without conflict, confu-
sion and even pain. We have be-
come a melting pot of folks from
all over who can't seem to make
up their minds about incorpora-
tion, pollution, redistricting, or
about anything else for that mat-


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


Sunday School ....................................... 10 a.m.
M morning W orship...................................... .1 a.m.
Sunday Evening ...................6.........................6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ................................7 p.m.

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

The Church of Christ

in Wewahitchka 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. Remain,

Pastor Pastor Ementus
Sunday School.................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ....................................... 7:00 p.m.

Jim Davis, Pastor
823 N. 15th Street 648-5776
Sunday Bible Study (all ages) .................9:00 CST
M morning W orship .......................................10:00 CST
Evening W orship .........................................6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) ..........6:30 CST


S a 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
** dU g SUNDAY WORSHIP.......................... 10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL............................... 11 a.m.
( u s N *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children

Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor

S IpGleanings

Faith Or Works

Some people brag about their faith. Oth-
ers brag about their works. Both are impor-
tant if we are Christians. Some people do
not believe in creeds. However, in Latin,
Credo. simply means "I believe". There are :
times when we all need to be able to tell oth-
ers what we believe about Christ.
Many years ago when I was a member of
the Miami Fire Department the following oc-
curred. Late at night one of the firemen
asked to talk with me. He told me he was
going to commit suicide the next morning if
I couldn't convince him Christ wanted him
to live. Sever hours later my faith had been
tested, and won. ,
I've seen the church in action with
groups of people being the hands of God in
building something for someone in need. In
James 2:17 we find,
"So faith by itself, if it
has no works, is dead."
Therefore, faith and
works go hand in hand
doing the will of God.
Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister. First
United Methodist Church

This column is provided as a service of the Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc., a professional counsel.
ing and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment ser-

Dear Counselor,
I have had a lot of trouble get-
ting up lately. Just writing this
letter makes me tired. I sleep all
day sometimes, and it is exhaust-
ing just to get dressed. My doctor
has given me a thorough exam
and can't find any physiological
reason for my tiredness. My chil-
dren are all grown and out of the
house, the last child having mar-
ried two months ago. My husband
travels with his job, and so I'm
alone a lot. I've been able to fool
him when-he's home so far, but
it's getting harder and harder.
Sometimes when I lie down, I pic-
ture myself in my coffin and hope
I don't wake up. What's wrong
with me?
Sleepy in St. Joe
Dear Sleepy,
Fatigue can be a symptom of
many things. You mention that
your youngest child recently mar-
ried and no longer lives at home.
You also mentioned that your
husband travels a lot and you are
alone a lot. It may be that you're
experiencing "empty nest" syn-
drome, which many parents feel
when their children grow up and
no longer appear to actively need
Perhaps you simply need to
rediscover old interests that you
once enjoyed and find something
to be excited' about. However, to
get to that point, some counseling
may be needed to get over feelings
of depression, if you are

Sometimes depressed people
can get better with the use of
medication, which enables them
to lead the same kind of lives they
led prior to the onset of their ill-
ness. Talk to your doctor and ask
what he/she recommends.
I am very concerned about the
reference that you make to "pic-
turing yourself in your coffin."
How long have you felt this way?
How often do you picture this?
While suicidal thoughts cross
almost everyone's mind at one
time or another (usually a reac-
tion to intense stress), what you're
describing sounds like a cry for
If you need someone to talk
to, please know that there are
emergency mental health workers
on call 24 hours a day, seven days
a week at the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic. If these kinds of
thoughts persist, please seek
counseling right away. This can
be a serious matter if it goes
Best Wishes,
Laura Rogers, M.S.
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to

ter. Opinions on these subjects
are freely exchanged, tempers
sometimes flare, and we often
seem to be at war within our-
selves much like an adolescent
youth growing into adulthood.
But, we must remember, eve-
Srsy transition of life is a narrow
door of pain into the foyer of pos-
sibility. These transitions are
Walks from the warm confines of
the familiar into the cold reality of
the unknown. Birth, the first day
of school, graduation, leaving
home, marriage, and parenthood
are all marked with the risk of
moving from what was to what
can be. Those risks are always
costly, scary and painful, but
what would life be without them?
Let us remember these
things. Let us look beyond the
petty politics, the personality con-
flicts, and the pretentious power
struggles into the bright, promis-
ing future. We must get past the
language of selfishness often
characterized with words like "I",
"me" and "my". We need to learn
a new way of talking and espe-
cially thinking, a language of
community that makes frequent
use of words like "our" and "us".
The ulterior motives that so
often prevail must give way to
consensus and common vested
interest which asks, "What is the
best for all?" The Bible teaches
we should "always pursue what is
good both for yourselves and for
all" (I Thessalonians 5:15, NKJV).
Our churches, civic groups, busi-
nesses, residents, and especially
our politicians must heed this
lesson. The Gulf Coast will con-
tinue to grow. With this will be
continued "growing pains". But
without these the child never be-
comes an adult.

Energetic! Refreshingl Anoint-
ed! These are some of the words
used to describe this talented
group of young people from Co-
lumbia, Alabama called The Bra-
dys. "
Their roots in southern gos-
pel music go way back. The Bra-
dys' heritage of a love of God and
gospel music was handed down
from praying 'parents many years
ago when they began singing in
revivals and camp meetings. Love
for their type of family harmony
and excitement began to spread
and'as they started writing their
own material they became more
and more in demand.
Dr. Elmore and the Highland
View Church of God congregation
extend a cordial invitation to all

to come out this Saturday eve-
ning, January 13 at 7:00 p.m. to
be with them and the Bradys for
an evening of praise and worship
unto the Lord,
The church is located at 483
Pompano Street in Highland
View. For further information,
call 229-6235.

The Bradys will complete their
weekend In the area by being
featured in a sing at the Highland
View Assembly of God Church on
Sunday evening, January 14
beginning at 6:00 p.m..
Everyone is invited to attend
and enjoy the service with the
church family.


f.-+ 7:30 andl11:00 m. (ET)
S.+ Sunday School 9:45
8:00 a.m. (CT)


W4 Want Vou To Be.,
Part of the Friendly Place

BIBLE STUDY 9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP .......... 7:00 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP.................. 11:00 aim. WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m.
'CHURCH TRAINING ...................5:45 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church

1601 Long Avenue

Minister of Music

The Bradys

Highland View Churches

Will Host Singing Group

It was a year of emotional, as
well as, physical pain. I was in
the ninth grade. I could catch
and throw pretty well, and swung
a good bat. So I tried out for the
varsity baseball team along with
about 20 other would-be stars.
Twenty became ten, then five,
then three-I made every cut, but

S First 'Baptist Churchi
-' .. Sunday School 9:45 a

--- 2420 Lofig A e.,
Port 0t.. e, 1E7- 3 2456 6

Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory "

PArxu 4B

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So Constitution AndOMonument
CatCh the SjIt PoartSt. Yoe
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship'............. 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday ........... 7:30 p.m.

First UnitedMetfhodut Chufcf
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church ......................9:00 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

Beginning Sunday, Jan.7th,
a special eight week
sermon series...

With God

"Realizing Our Potential with God"

Won't you join us?

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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50 for each additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.

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'89 Ford 4 wd truck, new engine,
transmission, a/c & heat, excel. me-
chanical cond. Needs paint job.
$6,000. 227-3611 or after 6, 648-
8914. itc 1/11
'84 Crown Viptoria wagon, V-8, excel..
cond., auto.,f air, new brakes, new
converters, exhaust, headliner,
$2,500. 648-5901. 2tc 1/11
'93 Toyota Tercel, take over pay-
ments, standard trans., 2 dr., 26,000
miles, great condition. Call 229-6712
after 5:30 p.m. ltc 1/11

Wewaihtchka State Bank will be ac-
cepting sealed bids through January
24, 1996 on a 1984 aluminum tunnel'
boat suitable for fishing, shrimping
and crabbing. Also a galvanized twin
S axle trailer and a 1987 Suzuki 75 hp
motor. Wewahitchka State Bank re-
serves the right to refuse any and all
bids. 2tc 1/11

Office space for rent, 518-A First
Street, $300 month. For information
call 229-8226. 2tc 1/11
Monthly Rentals, Mexico Beach. 2
bedroom, 1 bath and 2 bedroom, 2
bath starting at $375 per month.
Contact 'Gulfaire Vacation Rentals,
647-5716. 2tc 1/11
2 bedroom house in Howard Creek,
$250 month, plus $250 security de-
posit 904-327-4858. Itc 1/11

3 bedroom, 2 ba. home, cen h&a,
fenced back yd, large.workshop, en-
tire house recently remodeled. $500
month. For more information call
706-776-9086. Itc 1/11
2 bedroom, 1 ba. furnished house.
Washer/dryer. 5 miles from beaches.
$400 mo. plus deposit. 648-8751.
2tp 1/11
Apartment for Rent Port St Joe,
large 3 bdrm. apt., washer/dryer
hookup, just painted, $310 month/
$310 security deposit plus utilities.
Call 227-3511. tfc 1/11
2 bedroom furnished trailer in High-
land View. Call 227-1260. 2tc 1/11
Nice one bedroom furnished apart-
ment utilities furnished, no, pets.,
227-1834. itp 1/11
2 bdrm./ 1 1/2 bath 300' off Gulf.
$475 month. Call 647-3461 or 648-.
5328. tfc 1/4
Southern Villas and Heritage Villas of
Apalachicola now leasing 1, 2, and 3
bedroom apartments, office located at
398 24th Ave., Apalachicola, FL. 904-
653-9277. Equal Housing Opportuni-
ty. 5tc 12/28
2 bedroom mobile home, furnished,
St. Joe Beach, $375 plus utilities.
Call 647-3461 or 648-5328.
2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, fend-
ed lot, washer & dryer. Nice and
clean, $275 .month, $200 deposit."
2050 Trout St., Highland View. 647-
3264. tfc 1/4
2 bedroom trailer, no pets. Trash and
water furnished. Call 647-5106.
tfc 1/4

2 bedroom, 1 bath house, air condi-
tioned, one year lease. Call 648-4021.
tfc 11/30
A.nice, clean unfurnished two bdrm.,
I ba. trailer, located on St. Joe Beach.
Call 647-5361. No pets. tfc 1/4
BAYOU STORAGE, units for rental
High and Dry after Opal. Located on
Hwy. C-30 next to Todd Land Devel-
opment. Call 229-8397 or 227-2191.
tfcl /4
MOSS CREEK APTS., 904/639&
2722. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments lo-
cated 200 Amy Circle, Wewahltchka,
FL. Rent starts at $275. Cen. air &
heat, blinds, carpeting, stove, refrig.
Equal Housing Opportunity. Hearing
impaired number 904-472-3952.
tfc 1/41
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe, 229-9000. tfc 1/4
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly and the handi-'
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.'
fum;, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.,
on-site manager.
Equal Opportunity Housing Com ..
plex. Rent is based on income.
This complex is funded by the Farm-
ers Home Administratioti and man-
aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
tfe 1/4

No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right,
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc 1/4

PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $245.00 per mo. Af-
fordable Living for low to middle in-
come families. Featuring 1, 2 '& 3
bedroom apts. with cen. h&a, energy
saving appliances,. patios & outside
storage. For' hearing impaired call
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housing Op-
portunity. t(c 1/4

* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & 're-
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove
& refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up. ,
* One bedroom apartment,' washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.


ttc 1/4


Storage Sale: Storage units behind
rent all units. Friday, Jan. 12, 7 am.
- 1 p.m.
Yard Sale: Thursday, 7208 Alabama
Ave., St. Joe Beach.
Huge Yard Sale: Many years of stuff,
Friday and Sat., 8:00.- 3:00 E. 7018
Hwy. 98, Beacon Hill. Household
items, 2.bikes; exercise machine, 2
bathtub jacuzzis, 2 down sleeping
bags, dishes, pottery, pictures, gad-
gets, antiques, and much more. Big
shin dig. Come get bargains.

Warehouses, small and large, some
with office, suitable for small busi-
ness, 229-6200. : tfc 1/4

The Gulf County Senior Citizens have
a part-time Sitter Position available.
Applicant must be 60 years old, have
own dependable transportation, pass
a physical, and meet income guide-
lines.' Applications will be accepted at
the Senior Citizens Center in Port St.
Joe until Jan. 25th, 1996. For more
information call the Senior Center at
The Senior Citizens are an Equal Op-
portunity Employer and funded by
the Statee of Florida and federal gov-
ernment Itc 1/11

No experience necessary. Must be
highly organized and numbers orient-
ed. Computer skills a plus. Hours ne-
gotiable. Call 229-2748. ltc'1/11

Part-time help wanted, clerk for con-
tract post office in Mexico Beach. Call
647-5386. 2tc 1/11
Housekeeper/child care wanted.
Port St Joe family seeking part time
employee for housekeeping/child
care. Must have experience with chil-
dren and excellent work and charac-
ter references. Good Christian values
and drug free a must. Work hours
Tues.-Fri. 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Please send
name, address, phone # and referenc-
es with phone number.to PR O. Box
'280, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 to make'
an appointment for interview.
2tc 1/4

Office Manager/Executive Secre-
tary, Professional office requires ener-
getic, responsible, self-initiating indi-
vidual to provides client invoice
preparation, word processing, travel
coordination, and communications li-
aison between clients and our four-
member healthcare consulting team.
Windows Microsoft Word Excel or
similar experience required; supervis-
es receptionist position. Compensa-
tion commensurate with experience.
Apply by submitting resume of experi-
ence to: James A. Cox & Associates,
Inc., 322 Long Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
No phone calls please. 2tc 1/4
POSTAL JOBS: Start $12.08/hr. plus
benefits, for exam and application
info call 219-794-0010 ext. RU71, 9
am 11 pm, 7 days. 3tp 1/4
POSTAL JOBS: Start $12.08/hr. For
exam and application info. call (219)
769-8301 ext FL 515, 9 am 9 pm,
Sun.-Fri. 4tp 1/4/96
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
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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 1/4

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only. Call evenings, 648-4338.
.:- ltp 1/11

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

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

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

Small Business & Contract Truckmen's Computerized
Bookkeeping Service and Individual's Tax Service
We are available after hours on special request
L -P.O. BOX 950

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

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

LIC # RF0051042
ER 0011618

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821

Surfside Serenity Group, Ist United
Methodist Church, 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday 7:30.
All times central. 647-8054.
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 pi.m'
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ

Decorative, Alterations, etc.
,Lynda Bryant 229-9345
Port St. Joe
4tp 1/11

All Type Electrical Work.
24 Hr. Service

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

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

C.J.'s Lawn

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

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

"Caring for God's Creation"

Genesis Lawn Service
free Estimates -Honest? S epeadat/e
227-7406 trcI2/21

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

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

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

SSt. Joe Rent-All, Inc. I BARFIELD'S
SSmall EngineRepairs I: LAWN & GARDEN
SFactory Warranty Center Mower & Saw Repair

SLwnmoe New& .Used Lawn
L W~mowers Equipment
0 Weedeaters IEqpmn


Tillers i
Chain Saws
9 Generators i
P* Pumps
-* ; .Engine Sales I

706 1st St. St. Joe ,

' Buy & Sell Used
Farm Equipment

Lawn Care

328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe

Advertising Pays!

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

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

Port St Joe Lodge No. 11
Reg. Stated Communication
ist and 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m., Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
Marlen Taylor, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.

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

NE Microsystems
Computer Sales & Software Network Services
Custom Software- Consulting System Integration
Full Service Vendor On-Site Service
Our motto is "Service First"
(904) 647-3339 or 227-6590

Licensed Dealer

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Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
Free Estimates and Design
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 410 Long Ave.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 tt 1/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Well Drilling & Pump Service
St Lie. #3075
Croska Williamsoh P. O. Box 1173
639-2548 tck/4 Wewahitchka, FL 32465

Let us do the caring while you're away
Serving Port St. Joe and the Surrounding Areas
Call Joey and Marie Romanelli
(904) 229-1065 tfc 12/14

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Utility trailer, 4'x8', new bed, 12"
wheels & spare, $300. Itp 1/11
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. 2tp 1/11
Cast nets for sale, $90. Call to place
your order, 229-6604. tfc 1/11
Going Out of Business Sale, Jan. 20
to Feb. 1, 1/3 to 1/2 off tackle. Leve-
rett's Bait and Tackle, 114 Monument
Ave., Port St Joe. Itp.
30" electric range/30" range hood,
gold color, works great, $100. Magna-
vox console stereo, maple cabinet,
am/fin radio, multiple rec. changer
plus storage space. Nice piece of fur-
niture, $50. Fiberglass camper shell
for small lwb truck. Call 229-6773.
Itp 1/11
486 DX4-100 Bare Bones Computer
System, $449 includes Case Power
Supply, enhanced IDE I/O 1.44 flop-
py DX4-100 CPU and Motherboard,
256 Cache. 647-3339. 4tc 1/4
Firewood, lwb pickup truck load, $50.
Call 229-9070 after 5:00 or leave
message. 4tp 12/21
Aluminum awnings for windows.
Make offer. Call 227-3412 or 229-
6343, both after 5:00.
Guaranteed ladies' and men, high
quality fashion jewelry at reasonable
prices. 229-8433. 26tp 8/3
Mushroom Compost, $15 yard, 'any-
time, 648-5165. tfc 1/4
BAHAMA CRUISEI 5 days/4 nights.
Underbookedl Must sell $279/
couple. Limited tickets. 1-800-935-
.9999 ext. 2269, Mon.-Sat. 9 am 10
pm. 4tp 12/21

A beautiful yearling, palamino filly,
for sale. Double registered and in the
incentive fund. Going very well on the
lounge line and extra gentle. $2,700
firm. Call 904-827-6812. Itc 1/11
Insure your pet's winter coat. Ask
2727 about Happy Jack Tonekote.
Delicious nutritional food supple-
ment 6tc 1/4
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfc 1/4
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelll, 229-1065.

Owner financing available to qualified
buyers. 15 acre parcel with 496 feet
of frontage on a well-maintained road.
Excellent location for mobile homes or
single family dwelling. $74,900. 30-
75989. Call Bill White, BROWNE,
McCOY & CALIAWAY, INC., Realtors,
(904) 763-3994. Itc 1/11
Jones Homestead: Flour Mill Road,'
land with septic tank and framed 3
bdrm., 2 bath house. Handyman Spe-
cial, good deal 227-3469, call after 5
p.m. Itp 1/11
For sale by owner: 5 bdrm., 2 bath
home at Mexico Beach. No damage by
Opal. 40' LR, 40' screened porch, cov-
ered parking for 6 vehicles, large lot.
648-4550. tfc 1/11
Howard Creek, 1/2 acre lot, no re-
strictions. Surrounded ;by national
forest, creek runs behind, $3,800.
648-8334. 2tc 1/11

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

Overstreet area, 263 West Forest St. Newly
painted 2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home on large
cleared lot, 163'X230'. Also has fish pond.
Mexico Beach, Miramar Dr. Beachside du-
plex, gulf view, 2 bd., 1 ba. each side, LR/DR/
kitchen. utility rm,,concrete parking. $190,000.
Gulf Aire Dr. lot 9. Block G, Phase 2. Approx-
imately 74'x120' close to pool and tennis court,
$22,800. Reduced to $21,000.
Mexico Beach Beachside 109B S. 38th
St., nicely furnished 1 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath town-
house with all electric kitchen, 2 upstairs loft
rooms. Home has new roof, a/c, and hot water
heater, $72,000.; Reduced to $67,500.

Sales Rentals Vacation Rental Specialists


[B Elizabeth W. Thompson
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Fax: (904) 648-4247

904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 904-229-1070,
Brenda Miller, Salesperson, 904/648-5435
NEW LISTING: 704 GEORGIA AVE. Very neat and well-kept 1988 14'x70'
Fleetwood mobile home with 2 BR 1 1/2 BA split floor plan, garden tub, Ig.
walk-in closet, eat-in kitchen, partially furnished, all appliances and window
treatments included. Also 12'x20' carpeted Florida room addition with win-
dows all around for lots of sun. Two outside utility buildings, outside en-
closed shower, well for landscaped 75'x100' shaded lot. Very energy effi-
cient! Ask for Brenda Miller for an appointment. Price. $60,500.00.
NEW USTING, WYSONG AVENUE. Cleared of brush and plenty of shade
trees make this lot an excellent site for a home. Lot size is 109'x100', all
utilities including city water are available, quiet neighborhood. Lot 7, Block
1, Unit 17. Brenda Miller has all the details. Price, $11,500.00.
NEW LISTING, PONCE DE LEON ST. Nice wooded lot one and half blocks
from the beach. There's plenty of room in this 75'x150' lot which is zoned
for homes or mobile homes. Lot 9,.Block 41, St. Joe Beach. Possible owner
financing with 15% down payment. Ask for Jay Rish for more information.
Price, $14,000.00.
Block 19, Selma Street, Lot #1 irregular size.
Lots 2, 3 & 5, 75' x 180' Price. $10,500.00 each.
Block 19, Atlantic/Georgia Streets
Lots 4 & 6, irregular size. Price $10,500.00 each..
Block 19, Georgia Ave. (between Selma & Atlantic Streets). Lots 7, 8, 9 &
10, 90'x150' on paved street. Price $18,500.00 each.
Block 18, Georgia Ave.
Lots 2 & 3 irregular size, Price $18,500.00 each.

If you are interested in buying or selling property give us a
call. We promise prompt and courteous service even after
the sale. It costs nothing to talk to us, but could
save you money and time.

Howard Creek: Murphy Rd., 3 bdrm.,
2 ba. 1,850 sq. ft., cen. h&a, fans,
carpet, fireplace, porches, double car-
port, vinyl & stone siding, plenty stor-
age. Come see, make offer. 827-1725
or 827-6855. tfc 1/11
1990 Fleetwood, vinyl sided and un-
derpinned, 3 bdrm., 2 ba., Ig. living
rm., din. rm. & pantry. Appli. includ-
ed, cen. h/a, 2 outside sheds, 1 shal-
low & 1 deep well on high and dry lot
109 W. Rogers St. 227-2012.
4tp 1/4
2:109 Palm Blvd. 3 bedroom, 2 bath
house on 1.5 lots, great house near
schools, also has a pool and work
shed. Call for more info and price,
227-3377. 4tc 1/4

For Sale or Lease/Option, 3/4 bdrm.,
2 ba., 1 1/3 acre lot Cape Plantation,.
$108,000 or $700 plus option. 904-
383-5524. 3tc 1/4

For Sale: Cape San Blas, 2 bdrm., 2
ba. house, steel roof on 1/2 acre lot
joining St. Joe State Park property on
bay side, $63,000. Call 229-2740 or
227-2046 for appt. tfc 1/4
Beacon Hill Lot, with Gulf Front-
age, 122' hwy., 130' deep. $99,500.
648-4648. tfc 1/4

Building, the American Legion Build-
ing located at Third St. and Williams
Ave, Port St Joe, 2700. -sq. ft.,
$75,000. 647-8066 or 648-8669.
tfc 12/14
Gulf view lot, Mexico Beach,
$32,500.00. 648-4648. tfc 12/14
Estate 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. tfc 1/4
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 1/4
Boardwalk, Cape San Bhas. 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 Bias area.. Reason-.
ably priced. Financing available. 227-
7606. tfc 1/4
2.73' acres for sale at\ Sunshine
Farms, corer lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9

LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south ofWewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 1/4

For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
util. 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-
Smate-controlled mini-storage units
upstairs and down. Best location in
town for detail outlets. Call 1-800-
800-9894. ffc 1/4
.Half acre lots for sale, Hwy. 386,
Overstreet, Creekview Subd., $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tfc 1/4
1/2 acre lot with septic tank, $9,500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing,
227-2020, ask for Billy. tfc 1/4

SALE. nice stucco 3 bdrn., 2
ba.; Lanai w/heated pool; gar-
age & storage bldg. $110,000.
206 Narvaez St.
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Wanted to Buy: young, female chi-
huahua. Call 639-2107, ask for Mrs.
Key. 3tp 1/4

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Waterfront. S. 35th St., Mexico Beach. 3 bdrm., 3 ba., town-
house, unfurnished. Two decks overlooking the Gulf, paved
parking underneath. $199,500.
Mexico Beach. Grand Isle Subd., corner of Williams Way and
Charles Corner. $13,500.
Wetappo Creek Estates. Nice comer lot, $6,000.
Gulf Co. Farms.. (off Hwy. 71 near Dalkeith) Lots 29 and 30,
approx. 10 acres with septic, well and power pole. Reduced to
Sunshine Acres: Lot 14, approx. 2.93 acres on Borders Rd.,
Hwy. 386 across from Sunshine Farms, approx. 3 acres,
We will be happy to help you with any of your real estate needs
- sales, listings, rentals or property management.

lu (904) 648-5716
f 820 Hwy.98. Mexico Beach
n. OF BAY 1-800-872-2782
r CCO. IKE DUREN, Broker
JANICE BROWNELL, Salesperson ELLEN MEGILL, Salesperson
Res. 648-8761 Res. 648.8873


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(904) 227-1892 or 800-261-1892
NEW LISTING: Dragons Lair, Own your own Gulf Front castle. 4 bdrm., /4 ba., great room, fireplace,
workshop, screened and open decks, bar, landscaped, flood ins. avail. Call marie today for this one.
Gulfside Cape San Bias: 2 + acre tract. Reduced to $99,900; Call Barbara on this one nowi[
Waterfront! 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 ba. condo with excellent rental history. Call Earl before'this one is gone.
Reduced to $115,000. Owner wants all offers.
Dead Lakes/Cypress Creek: Campground/Retreat; 2/3 bdrm. cottage, duplex w/both sides 1:bdrm.,
mobile home lot w/septic and until 8 campsites w/power & water, boatslips/dual boat ramp, many
extras! Income producing now! Call Bill today! Reduced to $89,000.