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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: May 30, 1996
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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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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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR, NUMBER 39


Mill


Deal


Closing



Friday

Barring Any
Problems In the
Meantime
St. Joe Forest Products Com-
pany is expected to be no more,
after Friday, May 31. If everything
goes as expected, the firm will be
taken over by Florida Coast Paper
Company, L.L.C., which is sched-
uled now to purchase the assets
of SJFPC.
Florida Coast Paper Compa-
ny, L.L.C., is a joint venture com-
pany formed by 4M Container
and Stone Container.
The new owners have been
negotiating with the production
crew of SJFPC in sessions over
the past few weeks, prior to the
take-over. No Information for
public consumption has come out
of the meetings and nothing offi-
cial has been released to date,
pending the expected change of
ownership the final day of this
month.
Florida Coast circulated an
open letter to employees of SJFPC
this week, advising them of their
intention to offer employment to
"all hourly bargaining unit em-
ployees currently employed at the
SJFPC." The letter 'states that
rates of pay, benefit plans, and
most terms of employment will re-
main unchanged. The letter says,
however, some terms and condi-
tions of employment will be al-
posed'changes.
The letter states the sale is
expected to be closed at the end
of the day. Friday, May 31, end-
ing an era in Port St. Joe. Several
other concerns, owned by the
parent company, St. Joe Paper
Company, will continue under
their ownership and operation.
These Include such corporations
as Apalachicola Northern Rail-
road Company, St. Joseph Land
and Development Company and
various real estate holdings.
The local paper mill was built
in the mid-30's by the Alfred I.
duPont estate and has operated
continuously since 1937 'undei
the same ownership.
It has operated as a.trust for
many years, benefitting children's
hospitals and other philanthropic
causes.


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STAR


INDUSTRY DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1996


T Tid-Bits Of



AJ Good News





$100,000 Allocated For Construction

A- Of Park On Gulfside Of Peninsula


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The Gulf County Commission
received several Items of good
news from Senator Pat Thomas
during their regular meeting
Tuesday night. Thomas. in a let-
ter to the board, reported on some
Items of particular Interest to. Gulf
County that had passed through
the recent legislative session.
Commissioner Warren Yeager
told the board that Thomas' letter
states that $100,000 had been
allocated for construction of a
park on the Tucker Property Tract
located on the gulfside of St.
Joseph Peninsula. The board has
been attempting to get funding for
the park project for several
months, placing special emphasis
on acquiring public access and
park facilities along that section of
beach in the county.


Prior discussions have includ-
led constructing a parking lot.
. restroom facilities, dune walkover.
picnic area, and even a fishing
pier on the property. As usual.
funding the project created a
stumbling block for park develop-
menL
Thomas' news will allow the
county to pursue development of
the park, designing its final
appearance around the available
money.
CONTRACT IMPASSE
AGREEMENT
Contract negotiation between.
Gulf County and the International'
serving county road department
employees have long since broken
down, resulting in the union
working under guidelines spelled
out in the '94-'95 contract.


Ceremony Honors W0
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Gulf County's and America's war dead were
honored in Memorial Day services Monday
morning in a short ceremony held in front of
City Hall.
VFW Post 10069 produced the simple but
moving ceremony at 11:00 a.m., to an appre-
ciative audience gathered on bleachers set up
in the median of Fifth Street.. Butch Arendt,
newly-elected commander of the post, served as



ir Dead,


master of ceremonies. Harry Paul is shown i
the photograph, placing a wreath before tl
monument in front of City Hall. Making up tl
color guard are: Philip King, James Duma,
Willie McNair and L.C. Clark.
At the end of the brief program, Mayc
Frank Pate and Sheriff Frank McKeithen hols
ed the American flag to half-mast and Mitc
Bouington played "'Taps" as the finale.


Gulf County Administrator
Larry Wells ;told the board
Tuesday that' even 'though the
union decided not to sign the '95-
'-96 contract several "impasse"
issues had been resolved between.
the two parties, and should go
in into effect.
ie Wells presented the board
with a letter from union represen-
s,' tatives requesting the impasse
items be implemented, including
r a 2.5% wage Increase for each job
t- classification.
h A dispute over the county
workers adding dental insurance.
to their contract package and the
county's refusal to furnish it, pre-
vented union approval of the con-,
tract.


SHERIFF RETURNS
HELICOPTER FUNDS
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen returned $10,000 to
the Board of Commissioners
which was given to the sheriffs
office to finance operations of a
helicopter, offered as a gift to Gulf
County from the Marion County
Sheriffs Office.
According to McKeithen,
Marion County officials notified
him that their county auditors
have put the deal on hold. The
helicopter was placed on Marion
(See COUNTY on Page 3)


All County To
Observe Same
Voting Hours
After this year's elec-
tion, Gulf County will no,
longer be voting on two sepa-
rate times, according to
Senator Pat Thomas' letter to
the County Commission con-
cerning the '96 legislative
session.
In the letter, Thomas
says he was able to piggyback
the language onto another
bill calling for the Supervisor
of Elections to observe regu-
lar polling hours which coin-
-.cide .with the. polling Jhours
observed at the seat of coun-
ty government.
The County Commis-
sion has unanimously
requested the legislation
over a year ago, but were .
unsuccessful in their
attempt to get it approved
during the 1995 session.
Thomas was able to get the
bill through this session, but
due to the short time
remaining until the elec-
tions, the Senate opted to
have the change go into
effect January 1, 1997.
Gulf County is the only
county in the state of Florida
that currently votes on split
time zones.
Supervisor of Elections
Cora Sue Robinson said the
new procedures will in no
away affect this year's elec-
tions, but all elections after
1996 will follow the guide-
lines of the new legislation.,


PavedP


Walks to


School
Gulf County has undertak-
en a project in the City of Port
St. Joe which the city govern-
ment has been trying to ar-
range for nearly two years:
sidewalk construction in the
southern portion of the city,
leading to the two public
schools located in that vicinity.
A concrete sidewalk is be-
ing constructed along Niles
Road from Garrison Avenue to
Long Avenue and on 22nd,
Street from Garrison to the
west side of. the Episcopal
Church property, crossing the
drain ditch and .leading to the
elementary school.
An asphalt bike and walking
path is being built on the west'
side of Garrison Avenue from
20th Street to Niles Road.
All of this work is being fi-
nanced by Port St. Joe's por-
tion of the $3 million county
paving project, currently under-
way.
The. city commission start-
ed working on plans and financ-
ing for the project nearly two
years ago.


Mary Ellen Gortman
Gortman Enters
District 1 County
Commission Race
Mary Ellen Gortman has an-
nounced her candidacy for Gulf
County Commissioner for the
District One seat.
This is Mrs. Gortman's sec--
ond time to run for this position.
She feels that in losing the last
election by only 33 votes the peo-
ple in the district sent her a mes-
sage of confidence in her capabil-
ity to do a great job.
Mrs. Gortman stated that a
policy of hard work and fairness
has its rewards. Having been in
business in Wewahitchka for the
last 35 years, she is experienced
(See GORTMAN on Page 3)


Steve Wood
Wood Is Seeking
District Three
Commission Post
Steve Wood has announced
his intent to be a candidate for
Gulf County Commissioner, Dis-
trict'Three.
Steve and his wife, Gwen, are
lifelong residents of Gulf County
who reside.in Highland View.
"I have a strong desire to
work with. the people of .Gulf
County and will be committed to
make improvements for all. Your
vote and support will make the
difference," said Wood.


Debra Wood
Wood Announces
GCSB Candidacy
.Debra Wood has announced
her candidacy for Gulf County
School Board, District 3.
Debra is a resident of St.. Joe
Beach and is married to Ray-
mond Wood. She has two daugh-
ters, Christy and Misty who will
be entering into their senior year
at Port St. Joe High School later
this year.
Debra is currently the self-
employed owner of Showtime Vid-
eo in Port St. Joe. She graduated
(See WOOD on Page 3)


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THE STAR
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1996
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Protection
MORE THAN 60 PEOPLE removed over four tons of hazard-
ous waste material from the mainstream of bio-degradeable sub-
stance this past week, when they took advantage of an opportu-
nity to properly dispose of their hazardous waste materials and
containers. It's commendable that the people would be con-
cerned enough for their environment to take a few moments out
of their normal day off to rid themselves of these dangerous
product residues in a safe manner.
Joe Danford, director of the solid waste disposal operation in
the county' told The Star there were even full containers of
banned chemicals such as chlordane, some PCBs and some oth-
er chemical we can't even pronounce, much less spell, turned in
to the collection station this year. Danford commented that the
substances have been banned by the federal government for
more than 20 years!
So, you see, there are still hazardous substances out there
floating around so we should still be watchful and concerned.
IT COSTS GULF COUNTY time, effort and money to provide
these hazardous waste collections each year. even though they
get a little help from the state of Florida. Nobody knows how
'much longer that help will continue, though in our opinion this
is one of the more effective programs the state participates in.
Cost to Gulf County is also cost to you. the citizen. It comes
out of your pocket in the form of taxes. The money is also spent
to benefit your well being and your peace of mind in knowing
that another potential pollutant has been removed from the air,
water and land you live in.
Next year, when the hazardous waste amnesty day is offered
for your convenience, be sure to take advantage, of this ser-
vice you have already paid for through your tax payments. It's
safe, convenient, thorough and there is always someone on hand
to help you.


WetfA Hook!
IT WOULD HAVE BEEN a shame if the access to the oil
docks had been taken away from the many fishermen of this
area. Make no mistake about it, their numbers are legion and
they are serious about their fishing time and opportunities. You
can find some of them at the oil docks most any time of the day
or night; hot or cold; rain or shine. They are serious fishermen!
Inclement weather conditions must spur some species of fish
into a feeding frenzy because some fishermen in town take ad-
vantage of even bad weather to go after their prey.
Then, came a change of ownership of the oil dock property
and the fishermen feared they would lose that right, and when
such things happen, the rumors began to fly.
AS WITH MOST rumors, there is usually little to no truth in
them. The docks property has been turned over to the city and it
will be kept open to fishermen to ply their recreation in the fu-
ture. The city just asks that you refrain from going into the tank
farm, where there is potential danger to bodily harm and possi-
ble liability to the city. The City Commission wants to stay away
from this possibility.
But, fish all you want to; even on those days when no sane
person would be outside Enjoy yourself!
There was no attempt to-remove the privilegefi'om ydo'u*Snce
the rumors said otherwise, there has been special action'taken
by the City Commission, giving you permission [which you al-
ready had] to use the dock facilities to pursue your recreation.
IN THESE DAYS when everything which comes down the
pike in regard to fishing has been to restrict the activity to peo-
ple, it is somewhat refreshing to receive an official invitation to
come try your luck, anytime you want.
You still have to watch out for the marine patrol and make
sure you comply with their myriad rules and regulations. Adhere
to their size and catch limits of certain species or fail to do so at
your own peril. The City Commission is just giving you permis-
sion to use the facilities.

THE REQUEST MADE TO the city government to build skat-
ing parks inside the city has caused us to take a look at the sea-
son of the year and the possible dangers inherent to our chil-
dren, bent on having a good time in the summer months while
they are out of school.
Each year we come up with the slogan to "Drive Carefully,
School Is Out" and pay little attention to it. The kids are using
their skateboards, roller skates, in-line skates, bicycles, tricy-
cles, wagons and even utilizing their feet! Where are they doing
it? On the paved roads most of the time.
So, drivers, take care!


fUnker Down, .with, K


Say It Ain't So Jo(


Major League baseball for the
first time In my life has not been
much fun this year. I hate to ad-,
mit that to you. I wish from the
bottom of my heart it wasn't so. I
have tried (I think out of pure
habit) to will it to be differently.
This mind over matter game can
not sustain me through another
season.
Two factors have combined
this year to suck the professional


baseball wind from my sails. The
first is the ball itself. Or should I
say, the souped up, jet propelled,
ready for take off, rocket ball
Now. don't get me wrong, I like to
see a long home run as well as
anybody-but ten in a game?'
Four or five an inning? Three in a
row? Have you seen Sportscenter
recently? They will show the per-
functory fan in the really ugly hat
and then give us thirty minutes of
home runs. I've seen more shots
of the upper deck at Tiger Stadi-
um and the old. B & 0 Railroad,
building In Baltimore than I have
of the playing field!
Tradition. I think it's all
about tradition
You ,see, every time baseball


has found Itself with a fan-
relation problem it has reached
for the same solution-juice up
the ball! Nothing like a few home
runs and a good hitting spree to
get the people back to the game.
The infamous Black Sox scandal
where at least eight Chicago
players "conspired" to throw the
1919 World Series left baseball in
a precarious position. Would the
fans pay to see games that might
not be on the up and up? There:
were even whispers that the great
Ty Cobb, the league's resident sU-
perstar, had approached Tris
Speaker about "fixing a game".
Baseball needed a shot in the
arm, a hero, a savior. Enter one
barrel chested, left handed hitting


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Summer Meant A Shoe-Free Pleasure When I Was A Child


KES GAVE ME an idea for a
column this week when he wrote
about school getting out for the
summer and how he enjoyed the
freedomof activity when he was a
boy.
Well, Kes may remember the
poems he had to memorize and
recite at the end of the year, but I
remember best my shoes coming
off for the summer at the end of
the school year. Needless to say, I
remember them going back on for
school to start again in the fall of
Sthe year. Shedding shoes was a
highlight of the season where I
lived.
Actually, us boys shed our
shoes when the ground thawed In
the spring; when Lew Farrn-Is'
pond thawed and we could ice
skate no more, on the bottoms of
our shoes because we couldn't af-
ford the luxury of ice skates. Be-
sides Lew Farris' pond wasn't all
that big. We could take a running
start, hit the ice at the edge and
have enough momentum to slide:
all the way across. It wasn't a',big


..... .


, ETAOIN SHRDLU


By Wesley Ramsey


pond at all. Just large enough to
water Lew Farris' two milk cows
and his mule team during the'
summer months.

WHEN WE SHED our shoes,
we took off for the woods and
' built our camps, put up our indi-
an tee-pees and searched out the
fox grape vines. There was a colo-
ny of Creek Indians who lived in
the woods near us, so we had ex-
pert examples on how to "'exist" in
the woods, and we took our sum-
mer-time wood living seriously.
Indians never wore shoes and
neither did we.
Indians never memorized


poems to get out of school .and
neither did we.

BACK TO THE bare foot way
of life and all that went along
with it...
The Frisco railroad went
through the woods near our
house. They ran a train when .
they could make up a load of
freight. Their tracks ran along be-
side a clump of black walnut
trees and we wanted the black
walnuts. We'd. check on those
walnuts all summer long, just so
we could be there when they be-
gan to ripen and drop from the
trees.


Have you ever walked on a
railroad track, barefoot, during
an especially hot Oklahoma sum-
mer? The feet were tough because
we had gone without shoes ever
since late April. Still, those rails
* which had been out in the sun all
day long would burn. But that
didn't stop us. We walked the
rails anyhow. -
One day when' I was about.
five or six years old, a genuine
cattle drive came through the lit-,
* tle town, in which we lived, head-
ed for the railroad depo t the
foot of the one street which ran
-through town. That was the first
and last time I ever saw a cattle
drive.. until I saw them every
Saturday afternoon down at the
Port Theatre.
But, back to the shoes.

THOSE DISCARDED shoes
didn't feel so ,good on Sunday,
morning. Momma would get us,
boys. ready for Sunday School'
every Sunday morning. Getting


ready for Sunday School meant
putting on shoes.
Momma wouldn't let me go
any other way.
And, it was a "given" that I
was going!
SSo every Sunday morning, I
went through the agony of trying
to get into those shoes. I even
snuck them out of the house and
took them down to the shoe shop
to have them put on the "stretch-,
ers" so they would go on easier.
Somehow or other, no matter how
large the shoes, they burned. my,
feet ,all during Sunday School. I.
didn't mind -going. It was 'a treat
to get to :.go somewhere back
then. It was torture to wear ,those
shoes with patent leather uppers
for that hour, ..

I'M JUST 'GLAD our summer
vacations came along before tele-
vision., ..... .
We never would have discov-
ered all the things outside if we
had television to contend .with.


We would not have had the op-
portunity to ride Paul Denny's
mules through the woods, bare-
back! Paul and his dad lived at
the edge of town in what once
was a : large 'handsome house.
They owned a team of mules
which were as large as horses.
We rode those mules periodi- -
cally all summer long. If the
mules didn't particularly want to
:be ridden on an especially hot
day, they would go urder low-
hanging trees or run up against a
blackjack oak scrub and brush
us off. It's a long flfl off.the back
of a large mule to the ground.
But, we didn't have to sit inside,
watching TVI
If we had'TV, us, boys would
never have had the time to find
the small sandstone quarry with
the tarantula spiders making
their home in the hole that was
left-by the removed rock.
Finding a colony. of taranti-
las beat having to stay Inside aind
watch TV, any dayl


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St.. Joseph Boy
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
May 31 9:54 a.m. H 1.6 8:09 p.m. L -0.3
. June 1 10:32 a.m. H 1.8 8:57 p.m. L -0.4
June 2 11:15 a.m. H 1.8 9:47 p.m. L -0.4
June 3 12:00 p.m. H 1.9 10:36 p.m. L -0.4
Juhe4 12:46 p.m. H 1.8 11:22 p.m. L -0.3
June 1:31 p.m. H 1.7
June 6 12:00 a.m. L -0.1 2:11 p.m. H '1.4


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pitcher turned outfielder recently
traded from the cash strapped
Boston franchise to the up and
coming New York Yankees. Add a
juiced up baseball that produced
-' record breaking home runs and
the Babe, the league and the fans
roared Into the twenties. -
By 1930. the owners, worried
about the deepening depression
and its effect on "their" game un-
derstood the solution. Tweak the
baseball a little. Make it go even
further. That year 5'6",Hack Wil-
son drove, in an astounding and
still Major League record of 190
runs. The SL Louis Cardinals, as
a team, batted over .3001 Amaz-
ing. If it occurred to the owners
they might have helped the de-
pression 'era fans by cutting ad-
mission prices I don't think it's
recorded anywhere ......
In 1968, Don Drysdale and
Bob Gibson combined to near
'bout shut out the National
League. The owners, worried over.
"boring" one to nothing, two to
one games, lowered the mound
for the 1969 season. And, oh yes,
they put a little more rabbit in
the baseball. It sure didn't hurt
the careers of Carl Yastrzemski,
Reggie Jackson or George Brett.
The lingering effects of the
player-management strikes, the
spoiled brat images, the rise of
football, basketball, hockey and
auto racing have combined in the
90's to threaten baseball's "hold"
on "Its public".
The solution?
Hey, have you been paying
attention Juice up the old horse-
hide-or actually, In today's
game, the old cowhide. The fans
will turn out if we just hit a few
more homers, score a few more
runs. It always works!
Tradition.
The lead off guy for the Balti-
more Orioles hits a home run eve-
ry time he comes to bat. What
kind of suspense is that? Scores
of games lately are 16-12, 23-18,
19-10. I don't think the Detroit
pitching staff has gotten a man
out all year. And last Sunday Rex
Hudler got five hits In one game.
RXHUDLER? .. .
Folks. 'J. don'Wknow what I'm
going to do.
I mentioned there were'two
factors that have spoiled my sea-
son-the second deals with my
favorite team and is very person-
al. Years ago my Daddy taught
me to give a day's work for a
day's pay. It was the only way he
knew to live. Mr. Ed Creighton
sold him a bull once that
wouldn't do all that was prom-
ised. Dad backed up to the
Creighton house and unloaded
that bull on the front porch. He'd
paid for performance that wasn't
delivered. And he demanded
something be done about it!
I have lived andl died with the
St. Louis Cardinals for hear 'bout
half a century. This year they are
hovering around last place de-
spite paying a king's ransom for a
well known relief pitcher, five mil-
lion for an outfielder, five or six
million for a starting pitcher and
(See KESLEY on Page 3)









THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1996 PAGE 3A


Caught With His Pants Down


In the photo above (1 to r) Marshall Nelson, Mike Belmarez, George and Teresa Anton, Debbie
Thrasher, Donnie Smith. Allen Downs (in Hazardous Materials suit), Buddy Cumbie, Wayne Watkins,
Charles Coffman. Instructor and Larry Wells participated in the Hazardous Materials training course.


HoW To Deal With Hazardous Materials


Life in America has 'many lux-
uries and new Inventions, but
with that life comes many com-
plexitles. Currently there are over
14 million known chemicals in
our society. Many of those chemi-
cals are hazardous to our health.
In recent years emergency re-
sponders have" faced hazardous
materials incidents at traffic acci-
dents, leaks, spills, and industri-


al accidents.
Laws governing hazardous
materials incidents dictate that
unless an emergency responder
(EMT, paramedic, fireman, etc.) is
properly trained, they cannot
even approach a hazardous mate-
rials scene. This means that with-
out the proper training it is
against the law to even rescue
someone from a hazardous mate-


rials accident.
On May 17 and 18. 16 local
emergency service responders
took the Hazardous Materials
Level II (Operations) Training
Course. The course was spon-
sored by Gulf County Emergency
Management and the Local Emer-
gency Planning Commission
(LEPC).


Football Coach/AD Fred Priest Bids Us Farewell


To the People of Port St. Joe,
I would like to take this time
to thank you, the people of Port
SL Joe, for the opportunity to
work with your children over the
past three years. While it is not


Kesley
(From Page 2)
four million more for a third base-
man. Our star reliever is 0-4 arnd
the starter is 1-7. Th y couldn't'
make Detroit's staff. Ahd-'or big
gun outfielder was hitting .200
when he went on the disabled list.
Our over priced third baseman
hasn't hit a home run in a month
..... it seems everybody is play-
ing with the new, lively ball ex-
cept usl
I want to know If we can get
our money back! And I wish my
Dad was still alive-he'd be back-
ing up to the stadium right now.

Respectfully.


my desire to leave this communi-
ty, it seems that God has greater
things planned for me ahead.
I'm very proud of the things
we have accomplished over my
three year period as athletic direc-
tor of Port St. Joe High School.
From the first moment I took the
Job my concern was for the total


County-
'County's equipment inventory list
and auditors have not approved
an acceptable way to transfer
ownership, he said.
McKeithen said he was not
sure whether the holdup was tem-
porary or indefinite, but he helped
the problem could be worked out.
In the meantime, hew thought it
'proper to return the money to the
board.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
The board discussed the
Planning Board's recommenda-
tion to fine Joseph Reichenback of
Indian Pass $500 for encroaching
6.5 Inches over the county's set-
back line. Commissioner Yeager
suggested the board table the rec-
ommendatilon until the board
could confer with the Planning
Board concerning the severity of
the fine for such a minor violation.
The board agreed.
Gulf County Mosquito
Control Director Paul Wood was
granted board approval to pur-
chase 1,000 gallons of malathion
to see the county's mosquito
spraying program through the
remainder of the season.
County attorney Tim
McFarland presented the board
with a proposal to handle collec-
tions of unpaid ambulance call
fees for the county. His offer was
for 30% of collected non-litigated

Wood
S : From Page 1
from Port St. Joe High School and
thereafter worked An the Gulf
County school system for five,
*years.
Debra feels her experience in
the past as a student and em-
ployee of Gulfs schools and now
her experience in business and as
an active parent would serve as a'
benefit to the citizens of Gulf
County.


athletic program and not just one
sport. Over this period of time our
girls' programs have begun to
flourish and are better equipped
than ever before. Our facilities
have improved with a new softball
field, basketball scoreboard, a
new locker room at the baseball
field. In addition to the improve-


--From Page 1

. bills and a $150 flat fee for those
requiring litigation.
The board awarded Cumbaa
Enterprises the county's white
goods recycling contract at a price
of $22.50 per gross ton.
Rex Buzzett was appointed
to fill a vacancy on the Gulf Coast
Workforce Development Board.
The board agreed to adver-
tise for bids to place playground
equipment at the Washington
Recreation Park site and along
the Intracoastal Waterway on
county property. The Highland
View Park will be located on the
site of the old Highway 98 right-
of-way prior to the construction of
the new high rise bridge.
The requests were made by
Commissioners Nathan Peters. Jr.
and Michael Hammond.

Gortman
_--From Page 1
in having to make business deci-
sions wisely.
She has invested a great deal
of time In the community and has
served in various leadership posi-
Uons including vice-president of
the Chamber of Commerce. mem-
ber of the Democratic Executive
Committee, board member of the
Wewa Medical Center, chairman
of the cancer drive, secretary of
the Northwest Floral Association,
and hostess of the first Tupelo
Festival. '
As the campaign gears up
she promises to inform the public
of her qualifications as she works
hard in the coming months to
gain the confidence., as well as
votes, of the citizens of 'Gulf"
County.
"I would be honored to serve
and represent -you as your
County Commissioner for the
next four-year term," said Mrs.
Gortman in closing.,


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Port St. Joe Police Chief
Bucky Richter reported that Air
Force Master Sergeant Norman
Paul Lajaunle of 2530 East 40th
Place, Panama City, was arrested
Friday afternoon and charged
with five counts of lewd and las-



Take Your
Trash With You
Dear Editor:
This letter is written to the
people who had a bonfire at the
old pier at Indian pass on Friday
and Saturday nights (Memorial
Day Weekend).
I picked up the trash you left,
In the fire. Are you so ignorant as
to think that throwing your bot-
tles and cans in the fire would
make them disappear? It only
leaves broken glass for others to
step on. Did you think the tide
would wipe away your mess? You
are only polluting the ocean.
Thank you for leaving your
empty Ice bags for others to use
when cleaning up your trash.
This appeal is to EVERYONE
who likes to enjoy the beach.
WHAT YOU BRING TO THE BEACH
TAKE HOME WITH YOU
Janet Beliveau
Indian Pass


ments to the weight room. We
have instituted an academic
awards program in which, during
my tenure, over 500 awards have
been given to student athletes
with a 3.0 gpa or higher. We have
encouraged athletes to participate
In all programs by awarding over
100 plaques to students who have
participated in 3 or more sports
during a school year.
In addition to the numerous
district runner-ups and district
championships, we have won six
state championships, one more
than the entire history of the
school before this time! As a
result of these accomplishments
we have twice finished among the
top ten in overall athletic pro-
grams in the state while being
number one In 93-94 and number
.two In 94-95 among public
schools. This past year has been
the greatest year in the school's
historyry and istsure to net us a top
Finish n among, allisohoolsaid -
oi'rc .again. a nuinbert one ranking.
among public schools. All things
considered. I take the most plea-
sure in the fact that we have won
the state of 'Florida's Fred E.
Rozelle Sportsmanship award
three consecutive years, the first
school in history to do so."
Most Importantly, I am thank-
ful for being able to work with
your children through the
Fellowship of Christian Athletes. I
will never forget the Covenant
Weekend last fall when over 200
kids showed up and over 30
(See PRIEST on Page 5)


Q s &


civious acts in the presence of a
minor and resistingi arrest with'
violence.
The arrest followed a reported
incident, that took place at the
corner 'of Avenue A and North'
Garrison Avenue' shortly after
4:00 Friday afternoon, May 24th.
Richter said the Port St. Joe Po-
lice Department received a phone
call. from a local citizen stating
that someone was standing out-
side their white pickup truck,,
"doing something obscene."
Officer Butch Arendt was first
at the location and observed La-
jaunle getting Into his vehicle and
attempting to leave the scene, ac-
cording to the arrest report.'
Arendt had grabbed him through


the open window on the driver's
side of the vehicle and was telling
him to stop when Officer Robert
Bagby arrived and pulled his pa-
trol car in front of the pick-up
truck, blocking his path, accord-
ing to Richter.
Richter said five children and
two adults were in- close proximi-
ty to Lajaunle when the incident
reportedly took place.
Lajaunie ,was arrested and
taken to the Gulf County Jail.
Gulf County Judge Robert Moore
set bail at $20.000.
Richter credits quick action
by local citizens and the depart-
ment community policing efforts
with the quick apprehension of
the suspect.


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COMPANY BUSINESS


OFFICE HOURS




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1996 the Port St. Joe business

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6:00 p.m. EST.


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quality customer service. We feel that
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Volunteers Issue


Sea Turtle Alert


The sea turtle nesting season
has begun as of May 1 and offi-
cially ends October 30 with some
hatchlings still to emerge as late
as November.
The "loggerhead", known as
such because of its thick "log-
like" neck is the most common in
this part of the Gulf Coast. Mat-,
ing season for the loggerheads be-
gan in April just off shore.
The "green", known as such
because of the color of the fat in-
side its body, and the "leather-
back" also nest along our beach-
es. The Kemp's Ridley may also
be seen in the Gulf" waters, but
nests only on one area on Mexi-
co's beaches.
The female will come ashore,
near where she was born, depos-
its a clutch of about 100-120
eggs, covers them, and, then,
clambers back into the water. The
female may lay one to three times
in a season.
The eggs will incubate with
male/female, being determined by
the temperature in the 'nest and
surrounding sand. Given the me-
dian of 65 days, the hatchlings
will emerge from the nest, and,
hopefully, go straight to the water
to swim and find the sargasso
grasses In which to hide and feed.
This year the mother turtles
and her hatchlings are presented
with many possible obstacles
from Mother Nature's Hurricane
Opal.
There are more flat beach
areas where the dunes washed.
therefore, more lights on homes
and in streets are visible to them
which could cause the turtles to
become disoriented and go to-
ward roads or homes. The Sea
Turtle Patrol volunteers warn
beach area drivers where there
are low dunes and lots of lighting,
-tobe extra careful when travel-
ling, as a nesting female or hatch-
ling may attempt to cross the


.Engaged

Wallace and Bertha Mosley-
O'Nell of Fort Washington, Mary-
land announce the engagement of
their daughter, Michaela Valree
O'Neal, to Terrance Beryl Farmer,
son 'of -Cuthbert and Martha
. Farmer of.Dublin. ...
The bride-elect is the grand-
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melzie
SMosely. Sr. of Blakely. Georgia,
and Sassy Mae O'Neal of Dublin
and the late Willie Lee O'Neal, Sr.
She is a 1992 graduate of
Friendly High School and a recent
graduate of Johnson C. Smith
University where she received a
bachelor's of art degree in history.
She was a Miss Johnson C.
Smith for 1995-96 and member
of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
The groom-elect is the grand-
son of Gertrude Farmer of Port
St. Joe and the late Cuthbert C.
Farmer, Sr. and the late Mr. and
Mrs. Mansfield Brooker, Sr.
He is a 1988 graduate of
West Laurens High School and a
graduate of Middle Georgia Col-
lege where he received an asso-
clate's degree in business admin-
istration. He also attended Savan-
nah State College where he
received a bachelor's of science
degree,In accounting.
He is currently employed by
the United States Air Force sta-
tioned at Keesler Air Force Base
In Mississippi.
The couple plan to be wed on
June 29.


MAC'S NURSERY
Wewa Kinard 639-5176
Bougainvillea, Hibiscus,
Manvilla,
Oleander and other
Blooming Tropical
Shrubs, etc

FRUIT TREES, COLD
TOLERANT CITRUS
Open by Appointment


roads if they become disoriented
in their search for the Gulf.
If you are a beach driver, par-
ticularly at night, please be aware
of nesting turtles and hatchlings.
STOP. LIGHTS OUT. WATCH
FROM 'A DISTANCE. NO FLASH-
LIGHTS OR CAMERAS OR
NOISE. Remember, that it is
against the law to disturb a nest-
ing turtle, nest or hatchlings or
have any in your possession.
'You, the public, have been
super In the past seasons in help-
ing the Turtle Patrol volunteers
spot and report crawls (tractor-
like tracks) and protect the nests
and hatchlings. Everyone's help
is appreciated in this effort. This
season will be more interesting
because -of Opal's destruction to
Qur beaches.
If you should see a crawl, a
nesting turtle, a dead turtle or a
live turtle in trouble in the water,
please contact one of the follow-
ing patrol volunteers:
*Fromr St. Joseph Peninsula
to Eglin Site N: Herman or Pam
Jones at 647-8245; Allan Ritchie
at 227-1384; :Joe- or Carolyn
Hooper at 229-9336; or Barbara
Eells at 647-8238.
*From Indian Pass to Eglin
Site S: Harry or Judy Paul at
229-8182; David or Helen Bell at
229-6990; Joey or Marie Roma-
nelli at 229-1065; or Virgil or La-
verne Turner at 227-7571.
*From Port St. Joe to ITyndall
Boundary S: Henry or Paula
Boone at 647-5031; Gall Piccola
at 647-8760; Curtis or Mae
Brown at 647-3788: or Barbara
Eells at 647-8238.
If the volunteer in your area
does not answer the call, contact.
Barbara Eells.

Wewa High

Summer School
Wewahitchka High School,
Summer School begins 7:30 a.m.
Monday morning. Students
should have received letters if
they need to attend. Students
should bring the letter with them.
If students are not sure and think
they may need to attend summer
school, report to the school Mon-
day at 7:30 a.m.
Classes are scheduled to be-
gin at 7:30 a.m. and continue un-
til 2:30 p.m. Students may want
to bring a sack lunch to eat dur-
ing breaks. No food will be.
served.


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Manieri-Edwards


To Wed


Cheyenne 'Renee Manleri
(Godfrey) of Savannah, Georgia,
will become the bride of Rob Ed-
wards, also of Savannah, on June
22 at the First Baptist Church of
Port St. Joe at 7:00 p.m.
A native of Port St. Joe, Chey-
enne is the daughter of Mr. and'
Mrs. Rick Godfrey and grand-
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
McLawhon and Mr. and Mrs. El-
more Godfrey, all of Port St. Joe.
She is also the granddaughter of'
Elizabeth Meagher of Miami.
Rob is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Zlelinski of Charlotte,
North Carolina.
The bride-elect graduated
from Port St. Joe High School and
attended Bryan College In Da.t5N
ton..Tennessee. Se-.j icurrentr-'
employed by Belks, Inc.. of Sa
vannah.
The prospective groom gradu-
ated from Charlotte Christian
School and also attended Bryan


College. He recently received his
bachelors' degree of fine arts from
the Savannah College of Art and
Design.
Following the" wedding. the
couple will make their home in
Charlotte where Rob will pursue
a career in illustration.
All friends and relatives are
cordially Invited to attend the
wedding and reception following
in the church social hall.


Teachers Can Receive

Agricultural Mini-Grant


Florida Farm Bureau Federa-
tion Is 'offering elementary and
middle school teachers up to
$250 each to help them incorpo-
rate agriculture into their class-
room instruction during the
1996-97 school year. The FFBF
Mini-Grant program will support
instructional activities in grades
4-8. .


"This is the second year we
have offered the grants." said
FFBF President Carl B. Loop. Jr.
"During the 1995-96 school year,
we awarded 20 mini-grants. We
were impressed with the variety
of instructional activities that
were developed and the creativity
demonstrated by the teachers."
Loop said FFBF would provide a
total of up to $7,000 through the

Girl Scout Camp
The Girl Scout Council of the
Apalachee Bend is now taking ap-
plication for summer resident
camp. There will be. three (3) one
week sessions: June 16-21; June
23-28; and July 7-12. There is
also one (1) two-nighter; June 30-
'July 2. Girl Scout Camp For All
Seasons is located off Highway 20
in Leon County.
Any girl interested in horse-
back riding, canoeing, archery,
swimming or just having fun, call
(904) 286-2131 or 1-800-876-
9704 to sign up today.


ENJOY THE POOL FOR ONLY

$100.00PLUS TAX

per month from June 1 through September 30.
No initiation fee required.
Excludes guests, voting and golf privileges.
Additional details available -
227-1751 or 227-1757


1996-97 Mini-Grant program.
All Florida teachers in grades
4-8 are invited to apply for mini-
grant awards. Judges will give fa-
vorable attention to interdiscipli-
nary approaches and to proposals
which require extensive student
participation. Proposals should
provide some measure to assess
the effectiveness of the grant'-
supported activities. Participants
will be required to file a final re-
port by the end of the 1996-97
academic year.
Teachers in all disciplines are
invited to apply. Applications
must be received by Oct. 1. Win-
ning proposers will be notified of
their awards by Oct. 15.
To obtain an application
form, contact the Florida Farm
Bureau Field Services Division.
P.O. Box 147030. Gainesville, FL
32614-7030, or phone 378-8100,
Ext. 1030. or FAX 352/374-1501.


Ashton Marie Davis
Davis Runner-Up
In Beauty Pageant
Ashton Marie Davis won first
runner-up in America's Daring 111'
Darling beauty pageant. The pa-
geant was held May 19 at Edge-
water Beach Resort in Panama
City. Ashton won best smile and
received a trophy and banner.
She also won a crown and trophy
for having the most ticket sales
and a trophy for first. runner-up.
She will also. have her way paid to
the state finals in Orlando.
Ashton is the daughter of
Elizabeth Sanchez and David Da-
vis. She is the granddaughter of
Marie Davis'and Paul and Debbie
Davis. all of Port St. Joe.


FREE HEARING TEST
-Set For-
SENIOR CITIZENS

'.GULF COAST HEARING AID
CENTER of Panama City will be
offering to anyone 55 or older a
free hearing test. If you have
been exposed to loud factory
noise, if' people seem to mumble
orryou ask people to repeat what
S"they have said, come see us at:

JAMES W. DAME
Hearing Aid Specialist

ST. JOE MOTEL
S 5,p Monument Avenue

THURSDAY, JUNE 6
9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON
This is our regular monthly Service Center and we will service any-
one's hearing aid free of charge. We have the lowest battery prices in
the area. Come in and try our'service!








THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1996 PAGE 5A


'96 Hurricane


Recently Port St. Joe High School extended its thanks to the Gulf County Sheriffs Department
Auxiliary for their untiring efforts in supporting the athletic program of the school. The Auxiliary vol-
unteers its time in escorting athletic teams to out-of-town games and providing security. Principal Wes
Taylor, right, presents a plaque of appreciation to Sheriff Frank McKeithen and auxiliary officers shown
from left, Vince Everett, Chris Dixon, and James Newsome. In addition the Sheriffs Department pre-
sented a plaque to basketball coach Vern Eppinette in recognition of the basketball team's state cham-
pionship.' '


Coastal Construction Manual
Available from Disaster Services


The Capital Area Chapter of
the American Red Cross has ac-
Squired a limited quantity of the


Coastal Construction Manual.
This 257. page manual pro-
vides technical guidance on how
to design and construct buildings


,in, Ieas subject to coastal flood-
ing, such that. the potential risk
of damages from both flood and
wind are minimized. The techni-
cal criteria contained In this man-
ual can be used to comply with
the performance standards of the
National Flood Insurance Pro-
gram. It Is intended for use by de-
signers, builders, developers,
community building officials and
the homeowner.
If you would like a copy of
this manual one can be mailed to
you for the cost of shipping. To
order please send $5 to Disaster
Services, Capital Area Chapter,
American Red Cross. 187 Office
Plaza Dr.. Tallahassee. FL 32301.


Before the Atlantic hurricane
season begins on June 1, Florida
Treasurer and Insurance Com-
missioner Bill Nelson is advising
homeowners to take a few steps
that can help them get through a
bad storm.
For example, homeowners
should use a video camera to
record the contents of their
t homes to help verify loss or dam-
age claims.
"Most Floridians know the
I Importance of preparing for hurri-
cane season, however, few of us
take the time to review our home-
owners insurance," said Nelson.
According to Dr. William
Gray, a professor of atmospheric
science at Colorado State Univer-
sity, Florida can look forward to
another year of high hurricane

CitrusWorkshop
There will be a workshop on
how to propagate citrus by bud-
ding at the Port St. Joe Garden
Club Center. which is located on
8th Street (Old Catholic Church
Building). The workshop will con-
vene Tuesday. June 4, at 7:00
p.m.. E.D.T.
Dr. Tim Crocker,' Extension
Fruit Specialist with IFAS of the
University of Florida will be the
instructor for the workshop. He
will convey the basic theories of
budding plants. do a few demon-
strations, and give participants a
chance to get 'some hands-on ex-
perience at budding plants. Eve-
ryone who desires to master the
technique of budding are wel-
comed to attend.
For more information con-
cerning this workshop please
contact one of the following: Bun-
ny Miller, phone 229-8819 or the
Gull County Cooperative Exten-
sion Service. phone 639-3200.


activity.
With this in mind, Nelson
suggests to homeowners to read
their insurance coverage, make
sure they understand it and raise
any questions now. Insurance
companies won't write policies or
,allow changes during a tropical
storm or hurricane watch for a
given area and up to 48 hours af-'
ter a storm.
In addition to reviewing one's
coverage, Nelson recommends:
*Make a list of your belong-
ings including cost, purchase
dates and serial numbers; andat-
tach receipts if you possess them.
*Keep copies of your insu-
rance policy, inventory, videotape
or photographs and .related
records In a safe deposit box.
: *Keep your Insurance compa-
ny's toll free claims number, In
your wallet. um".e.
*Make home improvements to
guard against wind damage, such
as installing wind-tested shut-,
ters, windows and roof anchors.
Be sure the improvements meet
the standards of your local build-
ing code and requirements meet
the standards of your insurance
company for a premium discount.
S *Clear your yard of unneces-


Tips
sary items such as unused bikes,
car parts or lumber. These items
become dangerous and destruc-
tive hazard; when hurled around
by hurricane winds.
If consumers have any ques-
tions about homeowners coverage
or any other insurance matter,
please call the Insurance Consu-
mer Helpline at 1-800-342-2762.
Consumers may also receive a
free copy of the brochure titled:
"Are you prepared? A hurricane
checklist for insurance consu-
mers." It's available in a special
format for the visually impaired.
The hearing impaired may order
the brochure .by using a TDD to
call 1-800-640-0886.

Better Bodies for Christ
WEIGHT SUPPORT GROUP,
Nleetiig Eaich Tuesday
$10.00 to Join
$1.00 Week Dues
MEETS AT BEACH BAPTIST
CHAPEL FELLOWSHIP
I HALL; 311 Columbus St.
St. Joe Beach
Weigh-in 5:30 6:15
Meeting 6:00 7:00


Supports Track and Field
Body Works owner, Shane Lee (center) and Coach Scott Gow-
an (right), on behalf of Port St. Joe High School's track team are
shown in the photo above presenting Steven Vaughn (left) with a
certificate good for 2-months free membership at Body Works.
The membership was awarded following a recent fundraiser to
collect financial support to purchase equipment for the track
and field program at the school.


Priest
":, (From Page 3)
accepted Christ as savior.
All of these accomplishments
are a tribute to you, the people of
Port St. Joe and your high values.
;I give God the glory for being
allowed to be a part of this com-
'munity and for the success we
have experienced. I have always'
had the welfare and best interest
of the students at Port St. Joe
number one oni my list. I do not:
apologize for my effort, I gave my
best, and I only apologize that it
was not enough.
Yours in Christ
Best Wishes, .
Coach Priest
S"Trust in the Lord with all
your heart and lean not on your
own understanding, acknowledge
Him in all your ways and He will
make your paths straight."
Proverbs 3:5-6


Social Security
Rep. To Visit
Most Social Security business
can be handled over the phone.
You are invited to call the social
security office at 1-800-772-
1213.
If this is not possible, you
may go to the office located at 30
West Government Street In Pana-
ma City. The office is open Mon-
day through Friday from 8:30
a.m: to 3:30 p.m., C.D.T., except
on national holidays.
I If you cannot go to Panama
City, you may meet the social se-
curity representative at the Gulf
County Courthouse on the first or
third Monday of each month from
11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.,
E.D.T.
in June,, the representative
will meet next in Port St. Joe on
the 3rd.


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BEST FOOT FORWARD
By Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist
era] times a day.
CARING FOR BABY'S FEET Lying on the
Because many adult foot prob- stomach too long
ems have their origins in child- can strain the '
hood. It makes sense to take good feet and legs.
care of baby's feet now. If baby seems
Here is advice from the American to have a cut, a *
Podiatric, Medical Association on blister 'or some other foot problem,
how regular professional and home don't use adult-strength medication
oot care will get your baby off to a on baby's sensitive ,skin. See the
good start: o podiatrist for diagnosis and appro-
eT*The cover over a baby should be private treatment,


loose and light enough so it does
not restrict. movement.
*Encourage the baby to exercise
by letting him or her lie uncovered
for a while. This will allow him or
her to kick and move.
*Change the baby's position. sev-


Presented In the Interest
of better foot care by:
DR. STEPHEN J. GROSS, PODIATRIST
HIGHWAY 98 EASTPOINT
(904) 670-8999


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Gators Hold Spring Banquet


In the annual sports banquet,
held last Thursday evening, We-
wahitchka High School recog-
nized athletes in eight sports-
cross country, basketball, foot-
ball, track, baseball, softball, vol-
leyball, and weightlifting.
GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY
Receiving awards were: Holly
Atkins Most Valuable Player;
Stefanie McDaniel Gator Award;
and Sarah Bailey Sportsman-
ship Award.
BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY
Receiving awards were: Luke
Taunton Most Valuable Player;
James Taunton Gator Award;
and Brent Kilgro Captain.

City Recreation
Starts Monday
The City of Port St. Joe has
announced plans for the summer
recreation program which begins
Monday. June 3rd.
The Stac House on Eighth
Street will be open weekdays from
1 to 9 p.m. frqm June 3rd until
July 26th. A free afternoon snack
will be available. ,
The Washington Gym will be
open weekdays June 3rd to July
26th from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Free lunch and an afternoon
snack will be available at this
site.
Port St. Joe Elementary
School's gym will be a site for rec-
reation activities on weekdays be-
tween June 10th and July 19th
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Free snacks and lunches are
offered through the Department
of Education's food program.

Men's & Co-ed
Tournaments
Saturday. June 22. there will
be men's and co-ed softball tour-
naments in Blountstown at Sam
Atkins Park Sports Complex. En-
Stry fee is $125.00. There is a
three homerun limit, anything
thereafter is counted as a single.
To enter call 674-5948 even-
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Most Valuable Offensive
Player Luke Taunton; Most Val-
uable Defensive Player Cecil
Jackson; Six Year Commitment
Award Andrew Williams and
Gus Russ.
FOOTBALL
Adam Ake, -_ Most Valuable
Player; Most Improved Ike Min-
cy and Amp Hill; Lineman of the
Year ,- John Gibbs; Defensive
Player of the. Year .- Adam Ake;
Offensive Player.of the Year Da-
vid Hysmith; and Gator Award -
Jason Fisher.
GIRLS' TRACK
Gator Award Stefanie McDa-
niel; and Most Valuable Player
(field events and running; events)
Holly Atkins.
BOYS' TRACK
Receiving awards were:
James Taunton Gator Award;
*Most Valuable Player (field'
events) Andrew Williams; Most
Valuable Player runningg events) -
Luke Taunton.
BASEBALL
Josh Ba2dey, John Gibbs.
and Champ Traylor Gator
Award;. Tranum McLemore and
Matt Kearce Pitcher of the Year;
Ed Summer, and Tranum McLe-,
more Defensive Player of the
Year; Matt Kearce and Wayne
Luebe Offensive Player of the
Year: Most Improved Kelly Fore-,
hand.,
SOFTBALL
Team awards: Offensive
Player of the Year Mandy Little;
Defensive Player of the Year Dia-
na Taunton; Most Valuable Player
Amanda Davis; Most Improved -
Thelma Bryant; and Leadership

Beaches Lions'
Bicycle Rodeo
The Beaches Lions Club is
sponsoring a Bicycle Rodeo on
Tuesday. June 4th at 4:00 p.m.
at the Mormon Church on 15th
Street in Mexico Beach.
The rodeo is being held in ob-
servance of "Bicycle Safety Week"
June 1-8 as declared in a resolu-
tion signed recently by Mexico
Beach Mayor/Councilman Carry
Gaddis. The Lions hope to pro-
mote bicycle safety and accident
prevention.
The Mexico Beach Police De-
partment will guide participants
through a safety course and reg-
ister bicycles at the City Hall. Hot
7. dogs-and drinks will be served fol-
lowing the rodeo.

ARPC Workshops
The Apalachee Regional Plan-
ning Council is holding its next
workshop concerning the pro-
posed Strategic Regional Policy
Plan on June 5 at 1:30 p.m.,
C.D.T. at the W.T. Neal Civic Cen-
ter in Blountstown and June 6, at
1:30 p.m.. C.D.T., on the second
floor of the Tallahassee Regional
Airport. Public comment is wel-
come.


LarryUniv. of
Tampa Graduate
Reginald Larry, a 1991 grad-
uate of Port St. Joe High School,
recently graduated from the Unl-
versity of Tampa on May 11. He is
the son of Beverly Langston
Quinn of Port St. Joe.
Reginald received his Bache-
lor's degree in Computer Science.


Award Ginny Hutchinson.
VOLLEYBALL
Offensive Player of the Year
(most kills) Kim Dietz; Most
Blocks Diana Taunton; Most As-
sists Nicky Holley; Most Im-
proved Crystal Gaskin; and Ga-
tor Award Ashley Lister.
GIRLS' BASKETBALL
Most Rebounds April Jones:


Myrtle Rogers
Myrtle Rogers, 82. of Wewa-
hitchka, passed away Saturday.
May 25 In Gulf Pines Hospital fol-
lowing an extended illness. She
was born in Calhoun County and
had been a lifelong resident of
Wewahitchka. She operated Rog-
er's Nursery and attended Glad
Tidings Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include her daugh-
ter, Emma Leach of Wewahitch-
ka; her son and daughter-in-law,
Paul and Margery Smith of Talla-
hassee; three granddaughters:
two great-granddaughters: and
her brother, W. R. "Jack" Pitts of ..
Auburnmdale..
The funeral service was held
Monday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m.,
C.D.T., at the Glad Tidings As-
sembly of God Church, conduct-
ed by Rev. Neal Miller and Rev.
Woodrow Blackmon. Interment
followed in the family plot in Jehu
Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home. Wewahitchka Branch
'Chapel.

Traycee E. Cherry
Traycee Eubanks Cherry. 38.
of Blountstown died Friday. May
10 at Tallahassee Community
Hospital. She was a member of
the Church of Latter Day Saints
Blountstown ward and the adult
education instructor for Calhoun
County.
Services were held Sunday,
May 12 at 5:00 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints in Bristol.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Steven Cherry: three sons,
Reed, Ryan, and newborn Blayne
Cherry: parents. Ben and Faye
Eubanks: brothers. Bennett and
Cy Eubanks. all of Blountstown;
and sister, Shayee Johnson of
Bristol..
Magnolia Funeral Home in
Bristol was in charge of the ar-
rangements.


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Most Improved Tammy Ander-
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Award Amanda Davis.
WEIGHTLIFTING
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Daniels.
GATOR BACKER
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Fisher and Crystal Gaskin; Ath-
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telling.
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All Star Games to Conclude Season


Port St. Joe's Dixie Youth
teams are drawing to a close their
regular season play this week
with the annual all star games for
the Coach Pitch, Minor and Major
Leagues." Three exciting ball
games are in store for anyone
who makes their way out to the
baseball complex situated be-
tween Eighth and Tenth Streets
in Port St. Joe.
Daily regular season games
have been ongoing' for the past
ten weeks for area youth ranging
in age from five to 12 years.
When all was said and done, the
teams finishing in first place were


Carpet Country in the Coach
Pitch League, First Union in the
Minor League and Linda's in the
Major League.
League-Wide Awards Banquet
Members of these teams,
their coaches and sponsors will
be presented their first place tro-
phies during ceremonies at a
league-wide Awards Banquet to
be held Saturday, June 1st in
Port St. Joe High School's Com-
mons Area. Due to this year's reg-
istration total of 258 players and
limited seating facilities, the
league banquet attendees will un-
fortunately be limited to only


players, their parents, coaches,
officers, -sponsors and invited,
guests.
All Star Games Friday
Based on their finishing plac-
es, each team's manager will se-
lect a number of leading players
to participate in the all star
games Friday night. The opener,
beginning at 5:30 .p.m. on the
Major League field, will pit the Mi-
nor League first, fourth, and sixth
place team representatives


against the second, third and
fifth team members. Then, follow-
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League teams will face off in the
same manner. Meanwhile, at 6:30
p.m. on the Minor League field,
the representative players of the
newly established Coach Pitch
League will take to the field in
their first annual all star game.
A full concession stand and
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Chambers, Raye Bailey and Stephen Gaddis. Second row: Joshua Posey. Bobby Phil-
lips and Brandon Lyles. Third row: Isaiah Jenkins, Shelton Lewis, Adam Nixon,
Prince Jones and Ben Henderson. Back row: Coaches Randy Phillips, Glenn Davis and
Raye Bailey. Player not pictured: Chris Shearer.


Assistant Coach Charles Fortner (gesturing) and head
Wayne Flowers talk to the Gators at their spring jamboree.


coach


Gators Have 204 Yards of

Offense In Jamboree


The Gators managed to rack
up 204 total yards of offense
against Sneads and R. F. Munroe
during Friday's two quarters of
spring football jamboree action.
Wewahitchka and Sneads battled
to a 0-0 tie during the first quar-
ter and the Gators defeated
Munroe 13-6 In their second
quarter of play.
Both team's defenses domi-
nated the action in the first quar-
ter of play against Sneads. But on


the first play against R. F.
Munroe. Johnny Jackson gal-
loped 65 yards on a trap play for
Wewa's first points 9f the evening.
Munroe tied the game at 6-6
onr their ensuing possession, with
a long run of their own.
Quarterback Champ Traylor
connected with Ed Sumner for a
35 yard scoring pass and Josh
Baxley kicked the extra point to
insure a 13-6 victory for the
Gators.


COACH PITCH FIRST PLACE CAR-
PET COUNTRY-First row (I to r): Ste-
ven Fennell. Richard O'Donnell. Mat-
thew Gannon. Leland Ray and Torl
Kelley. Second row: Jason Parke, Josey.
Freeman. Logan Wilson and Chaes
Tharpe. Third row: Darrin Callaway.
Randy Myricks and Mica Ashcraft.
Back row: Coaches Don Ashcraft. Al
Ray, Chuck Tharpe and Terry Otwell.
Player not pictured: Jamie Cawthron.


Sharks Lose to Rutherford


Rutherford used their ball
control offense and stiff defense to
keep the ball away. from the
Sharks most of the half during
their annual spring jamboree held
at Tommy Oliver Stadium Friday
night.
The Sharks defensive unit
contained the Rams for much of
the half, but Rutherford scored
seven points in the first quarter


and six points in the second to
defeat the Sharks 13-0.
The 3A Sharks managed just
11 offensive plays against the 64
'powerhouse Rams. Russell Russ
and Tyson Pittman rushed the
ball for four yards each and
Cameron Likely grabbed one pass
from quarterback Jarred
Patterson for a five yard comple-X
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S iews On 'Dental health

FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.


J Gum Disease

and Bad Breath


Cameron Likely returns the
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breath. The decay must be there
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the instruments or 'expertise to
detect it, especially If it is lurking
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Bad breath in an otherwise
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the bacteria that feed on them. It
is also caused by decaying or
diseased teeth and gums. Even
the most strenuous and regular
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Incidence of bleeding gums when


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Union was honored at the 1996
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Stephens Ends
Basic Training
Navy Seaman recruit William
B. Stephens, son of Billy arid
Phyllis Stephens of Port St. Joe,
recently completed U.S. Navy ba-
sic training in Great Lakes, Illi-'
nois.
During the eight week pro-
gram, Stephens completed a va-
riety of training which included
classroom study, practical hands
on instruction and an emphasis
on physical fitness. In particular.
Stephens learned naval customs.
first aid, fire fighting, water safety
and survival, and a variety 'of
safety skills required foi working
around ships and aircraft.
Stephens and other recruits
also received instruction on the
Navy's core values and what the-
words mean In guiding personal
and professional conduct. Ste-
phens Joins 55.000 men and
women who will enter the Navy
this year from all over the coun-

Men and women train togeth-
er from their first day in the Navy
just as they do aboard ships and
at shore commands around the
world. To reinforce the team con-
cept, Stephens and other recruits
also were trained In preventing
sexual harassment and ensuring
eqtial opportunity.
Even as the naval service gets
smaller over the next few years.
highly motivated young people
like Stephens are still finding an
opportunity to improve their
knowledge and education as they
become part of the most highly
technical naval force in history.
This year alone the Navy will have
more than 57,000 job openings
and opportunities, most of which
include guaranteed training.
He is a 1994 graduate of Port
St. Joe High School.


UCF Recognizes
HonOr Roll Stude
The University of Cer
Florida recognizes Randy R
sey, a studentfrom Port St.
who is on the President's h
roll for last spring.
The President's Honor
SCertificate is awarded in recc
tion of scholastic achievemer
undergraduate 'students
'complete at least 12 hours v
maintaining a 4.0 grade point
erage. It is also given to stud
who maintain a 4.0 grade r
average while completing 15
master hours during any two
secutive terms at UCF witl
more than 11 hours in any
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courses taken on a pass-fail
sis. In addition, those ell
must not receive an incomple
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given semester or semesters.

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Foundation meets every first
urday of the month at 5:30
in the Primitive Baptist Ch
dining room.
ToQ become a member o.
foundation, make your don:
payable to: Davida Byrd Sch
ship Foundationd.P. ,O. 'Box-
Port St. Joe, FL 32457. This
non-prollt organization.


Summer School
Bus Schedule
Summer School at Port St.
Joe High School begins June 3,
Monday through Thursday of
each week. The transportation de-
partment of the Gulf County
School Board will provide trans-
portation as follows:
Shirley Williams will be driv-
ing the beach route on bus # 56.
Bus begins route at Hideway Har-
bor, 6:45 a.m., E.D.T.; 30th
Street and 7th Street in Mexico
Beach: 4th Street, 2nd Street,
Gulfaire in Beacon Hill; Colum-
bus and Alabama, Pineda and Al-
abama, Gulf and Alabama, Bay
and' Alabama, and Pine and
Americus in St. Joe Beach; H.V.
Elementary School and H.V. Bap-
tist church in Highland View.:
Mae E. Gant will be driving
the North Port St. Joe route on
bust #61. Bus begins route at
Apollo and Marvin, at 7:00 a.m.,
E.D.T.; North Park Avenue and
Avenue B: Battle and Avenue D;
ard" Martin Luther King Blvd. and Av-
wien ; enue D; and MarLin Luther King
mit- Blvd. and Avenue B'in North Port
St. Joe.
'' : Buses will be provided to
these and other areas contingent
upon number of students riding
from each location. If you have
'. any questions, please call 227-
)nt 1204 or 229-8251.
ntral
.an: GCCC Offers
onor Correctional
Roll Study Course
nt to The Criminal Justice Training
who Academy of Gulf Coast Communi-
while ty College will be conducting a
t av- Correctional Officer Basic Stan-
lents dards course at Gulf Coast Com-
point munity College beginning Mon-
5 se- day. June 3 at 8 a.m., CST. This
con- 450 hour course will meet five
h no days a week, eight hours a day,
one and is required in order to be eli-
does glble for the State Certification
from Examination for Correctional Offi-
1 ba- cers.:.I
gible The course requires advance
!te or application as well as a written
IIcr q


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entrance test. There is no charge 4 p.m., CST; or call our Port St.
for the test, and can be taken Joe office on Tuesday or Thurs-
Monday through Friday at the day afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m.,
main campus of Gulf Coast Com- EST.
munity. College or on Tuesday or
Thursday afternoons at the Port
St. Joe Police Station.ip t
For additional information,
please contact Gloria Crawford
at (904) ,747-3233, Monday Ca
through Friday, from 9 a.m. until


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At Florida State University
Phi Sigma Pi National Honor their high academic achievements
Fraternity is pleased to announce and wishes to welcome her as a
the induction of Alice Kennington new member.
of Port St. Joe as a. charter mem- Nationally. Phi Sigma Pi is. a
ber of the Gamma Eta Chapter of member of the Professional Fra-
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Laura at Large ... TAFB Receives Resource Management Award
'vby Laura Rogers For having the best natural ophy enables a historic approach the threatened loggerhead sea merit with the Bureau of Land
and cultural resources manage- to management without compro- turtle, respectively, Bates added. Management on nesting bald ea-
ment program during the previ- missing resource quality, he add- If T'yndall's wildlife were not gles; a wild turkey restoration
ous three years, Tyndall Air Force ed. enough, the base is home to 95 program; quality deer manage-
TiyrTl^ T1 T1.A-M~rkI *D^^/l' Base's 325th, Civil Engineer 'The rate of coastal develop- archeological sites, some dating ment program; youth deer hunts;
le o VS. d1 1 1111 Squadron Natural Resources ment in Florida is alarmingg" said back to late Archaic Period a 60,000 catfish stocking pro-
Fil o, 1,ht ha been awarded the Air i-0 A 1 00 0 1i 0 0f)Rr .f g. rainm: and a Progressive wildlife


'One of.my co-workers is real
excited about an upcoming fish-
Ing trip he's about to go on. In his
own words, he's thrilled about
this friend whom he describes as
someone he can use bad lan-
guage around, talk about womeri,
and have a real male bonding ex-
perience.
My friend, who is a friend for
reasons that escape me, divides
roughly half our time infuriating
me or leaving me shaking my
head laughing. He's a southern
gentleman' of the first order, and
it's my idea that he 'puts on' half
of his opinions Just to see me
sputter. He's a lot of fun to talk to
because of his unique perspective
on life.
He's been using the words
"male bonding" a lot lately. I per-
sonally think this is men's re-
venge on women for our pastimes
of shopping, gossiping, etc. His
definition of male bonding means
that he gets to dip, chew, spit.
and wipe his hands on his pants
after he finishes with the three
layer pizza. It means he gets to
take the boat out and get a really
bad sunburn, use language that
would get him 'swatted' by his
wife, and not catch a darn thing.
This is male bonding.
Now, I look at it a little differ-
ent. Female bonding can mean a
lot of different things. I have
friends I antique and Junk shop
with: walking friends, praying
friends, and work friends. And
two of my best friends are people
I can do all of the above with. My
dearest friend has seized upon
herself the honor of being one of
about five women who claim me
as a 'daughter.' That's what fe-
male bonding is all about. Be-
cause while we do all the fun
stuff together, we TALK while we
do it. And we talk about the real
deal-the husbands, boyfriends,
or the lack thereof: the kids, or
no kids, or the wish for kids; the
tragedies, and the comedies that
make up daily life. We cry a little
bit, laugh a lot, hug, and really
make contact in a real way.
When I went on vacation, one
of my friends loved me enough to
say "bring the cats." Another
friend periodically leaves me fun-
nies about feline silliness and
bible verses. And still another
never, fails to notice, Just by a
.swift glance, If I'm tired or not
feeling -well. Perhaps it's Just the
community I've been blessed
enough to live in, or perhaps it's
a central truth-we women dig a
little deeper in the well, I think-
pay attention to specifics.
Before this sounds like a
male-bashing thing, I've got to of-
fer a disclaimer. While I don't rec-
ommend men going out and
banging drums in the woods in
encounter groups to discover
their gentler sides, I think some-
times they nearly get it right And
who's to say, maybe some pro-
found thoughts are exchanged as
readily as a chew of Redman is. I
don't know, I've never been invit-
ed to one of these bonding ritu-
als. When dad fished, my sole
goal was to keep the fish alive
and make him throw them all
back. I fired a gun once and fell
backwards; after that, the idea of*
shooting Bambi held no glory for
me. But then, again, neither did'
cooking. If you'd ever told me I'd
end up swapping recipes as readi-
ly as the guys share their 'chews'
I would have laughed hysterically.
I used to have a bumper sticker
that said "My only domestic quali-
ty is that I live in a house." But
somehow. In the growing up
years, I learned the Joys of shar-
ing with my fellow sisters-and
occasionally my brothers (who
can cook better than me some-
times).
Having had several male best
friends in my life, I have to say
it's different, but still nice to find
someone you can talk to and get
a different perspective from. I've
learned that there are certain
people I can be 'real' with-more


rgn nasee -u ucm Bates. "Development of coastal (4uuj~u ts,--fmte o petpormipe
Force's enealloma D.Whit e tem ha~detroed mny hes sies re ligile or ncl- lw efo-
'rel'th n ca b wth othrs jS Ma alnaqndfl rqth t Soninth NaioalReistr f ene.
Naturl/Culural esfumehi.


people wno i can nave a great bei-
flaugh with over our individual
UInesses that make us who we
are. We all need those folks that
we can drop our guards, spit,
chew or whatever we need to do
to be ourselves.
I wish my buddy success on
his fishing trip. I imagine his wife-
will enjoy the respite as well-
perhaps go on a female bonding
shopping trip with a few sisters-,
one sure-fire way to make sure
that when he returns and sees
the purchases, he will resolve in
the future to keep the home fires
burning.


agement Award. The Secretary of
Defense's Natural Resources Con-
servation Award as best in the
Department of Defense. '
"As good stewards of the pub-
lic's land, Tyndall's goal Is to pre-
serve, protect and enhance the
environmental and ecological con-
ditions of its natural and cultural
resources, encompassing more
than 28,800 acres," said Bob
Bates. base forester and Natural
Resources Flight chief.
All disciplines involved in the
management of natural resources
are Interrelated, and Tyndall's in-
tegrated natural resources philos-


depend on these natural commu-
nities. The- high quality natural
communities of'Tyndall's Emerald
Coast provides refuge for 26 pro-
tected wildlife species and 19
-,taxa of rare plants.
STyndall's Shell Island sup-j
ports the highest density of en-
dangered Choctawahatchee
beach mice in the world. The larg-
est nesting colony of black skim-
mers using a natural area in
north Florida also occurs here,
according to Bates. The base's
beaches also support one of the
highest density nesting areas for


Historic Places.
Base officials returned more
than $110,000 to local govern-
ment agencies in entitlement
money generated from timber
sales during the award period.
The base forest management pro-
gram is also restoring native tree
species to off site pine planta-
tions, said Bates. Also, firewood
and Christmas tree cutting areasL
have been developed for military
and civilian personnel.,
The fish and wildlife pro-
grams developed and implement-
ed include a cooperative agree-


Outdoor recreation included
the construction of a 1,800 foot
boardwalk and observation tow-
ers accessible to handicapped at
the Tyndall, beach area. Other
boardwalk and observation tow-
ers open to the public include a
2,400 foot elevated boardwalk,
bridge and observation tower con-
necting the officers club, 'confer-
ence center and billeting, a 100
foot pier and docking facility on
Shell 'Island; and a completed
deer run nature trail, observation
tower and three acre impound-
ment.


Driver/Vehicle

Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points during the week of May 24
thru May 31 on CR-73 near CR-
287 and on SR-30 near Allen Me-
morial Way. ... r :
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tres,
and defective lighting equipment
In addition, attention will be di-
rected to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of'
Florida.
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
while ensuring the protection of
all motorists.










Youth Day Sun. At
Thompson Temple
There will be a special service
for the 1996 graduates of Thomp-
son Temple FBC on Sunday,
June 2 at 11:30 a.m.
The theme of the service will
be "Don't Forget God, Only What
You Do For Christ Will Last". The
Sunday morning guest speaker
will be Minister Dante McGee of
Panama City.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend.

Thank You
We would like to thank all of
the friends and relatives of Myrtle
Rogers for their visits and love an
devotion during her extended ill-
hess. 'Never can we put into
words our appreciation for all of
you again pouring out that same
love and devotion during our time
of bereavement.
We are sincerely grateful.
Thank you again.
The Family of Myrtle Rogers

t osh Dipa th t
Church of Your7
Choceth-sSuda


"Youthweek96"
Workers Needed
Youthweek96 is a week of ac-
tivities arid contemporary wor-
ship services to be held at Port
St. Joe High School for the com-
munity's youth this summer.
Much like the high successful
Covenant Weekend held last fall,
Youthweek96 will excite and chal-
lenge youth with the claims of Je-
sus Christ on a level that speaks
to their wants and needs.
If you have an interest in the
spiritual needs of our communi-
ty's youth, please attend the plan-
ning workshop scheduled for
Sunday, June 2 at 3:00 p.m. at
Port St. Joe High School. There is
a need for workers of every kind-
from prayer partners to floor
sweepers-You can help!
For more information call Mi-
chelle Teat at 229-6861.

Card of Thanks
We would like to thank all
who expressed love and concern
at the loss of our mother, Vera
Sullivan. Special thanks to Betty
and Charles Cleckley of Wewa-
hitchka EMS and officers Bert La-
nier, Grey Myrick and Bob Ship-
man. Sincerely,.
The Sullivan and
Schofield Families


Join Us For Worship .
Overstreet Bible Church
A Non-Denominational Church
Overstreet Road
Services:
Sunday School 10 a.m., CST
Morning Worship 11 a.m., CST ..2".
Evening Service 6 p.m., CST Pastor Guy Labonte
Wed. Bible Study 6 p.m., CST Phone: 648-591'2



first United Methodist Church'
-n 1.11 North 22nd St
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
SMorning-Church ............. ..9:00 a.m. CT
Church School....................10:00 a.m. CT
S' **Nursery Provided**
CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Dr. Louie Andrews, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT


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,, .Everyone welcome

loveLong Avenue .
is BAPTIST C URCH ./
h 1601 Long Avenue PortSt. J6e 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
J/hy n Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5:45 p.m. (for all ages)
tr Wednesday Children's choirs 6 p.m.:; Children & youth missions
7 p.m.; Prayer & devotion 7 p.m.; Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth


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Sunday Bible Study (all ages) ....................9:00 CST
Morning Worship ....................................10:00 CST
Eve ning Worship ...................6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages)............6:30 CST


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Memorial

Day

In Hebrews 11:13 we
find, "These all died in the
faith." Now is the time to


bring to memory our loved
Oliver F. Taylor ones who have proceeded
Visitation Minister, First us in death. These can be
United Methodist Church ,family members and
friends, but also include all
peoples. Sometimes we focus upon those who
died in the military in the line of duty. This is
important as it should be.'
Christians know that there is an eternal life
for them because of Jesus Christ. However,, un-
til death comes we continue living as fellow so-
journers on the earth. Life is good and we
should enjoy it. As a human being we hold on
to life and fulfillment of it. As a Christian in to-
day's world we have faith in eternity. In ,1 Co-
rinthians 15:54 we proclaim, "Death is swal-
lowed up in victory."




Fund Raiser


Friends Of Library

"Super" Book Sale


Come one, come all, to the
Friends of the Library's fund rats-
er, the second hand books super
sale on Saturday, June 1 in the
back room 'of Jeanie's Let's Knit
Yam Shop, from 10:00 a.m. until
5:00 p.m., E.D.T.
Come see and buy! There will
be books on many subjects and
in many categories: fiction, biog-
raphy, nature, gardening, history,
science, hobbies, sports, refer-
ence books, and maps. When
browsing, you'll run across sucli.
items as, Mickener's Alaska, Tay-.
lor's America Knitting Book, and a
Pictorial History of the Civil War.
This is just a minute sampling of
the hardbacks. Remember, they
are only .50 a shot.
Now take a look or two at the
paperbacks (selling at .25 each).
You'll find everything from blood,
sweat and tears salted with ro-
mance to a crossword puzzle dic-
tionary.
Sorry, but the super sale
won't have this time Going Inter-
net All the Way or the popular Did
Monkeys,. Invent the Monkey
Wrench. Please try your luck at
the main library.
Children in pre-kindergarten
through sixth grade have a spe-
cial invitation to visit the sale.
While they are looking for books
for their collections, the Friends
would like for each person to give


them the name of their favorite
book.
V Their closing request has.
been best said by school reading.
books of yore:, "Come, come!
Look, look! See, see!" and' the
Friends add: "Buy, buy"

"passport to
France Gala
Anchor Realty was one of the
sponsors to the eleventh Passport
to France Gala at the Ritz-Carlton
Buckhead In Atlanta on, Friday,
May 17. This year the French-
American Chamber of Commerce
was celebrating Its centennial an-
niversary.
Anchor Reality and Mortgage
Company contributed to this
magnificent event in the category
of ambassador. Among, the at-
tendees, his excellency Valery
Giscard d'Estaing. former presi-
dent of the French Republic and
president of the Auverge region.
the ambassador of France to the
-,United States, Franciols Bujon-de-
I'Estang. Anchor Realty Brokers.
Sandra and Olivier Monod, Sales
Associate. Margaret Fletcher.
According to those attending.
the event was a success this year:
the program, prizes, and the
quality of entertainment was su-
perb.


This column is provided as a service of the Gull County Guidance Clinic. Inc.. a prolesslonal counseling
and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment services.


Dear Counselor,
,My parents divorced .two:
years ago and I live with my Mom.
Last month she started dating a
guy named Jim. She seems to like
this guy, but I think he's a real
JerkI He's always trying to do stuff
with me like take me fishing, go to
ball games, and watch T.V.
What is his problem? Why
can't he leave me alone? I'd be
much happier if he would stay
away altogether and leave my
Mom and me alone. I want things
the way they used to be.
Signed,
Sick of Jim
Dear Sick of Jim,
So, you are sick of someone
after knowing him for only a
month? How well do you know
this man? Sounds like Jim is hon-
estly trying to get to know you and
become involved with your life like
he's involved with your Mom's life.
It also sounds like you are not
willing to share your Mom's time
and you either want'to be alone
with her or have her reunite with
your father. Be assured that you
are experiencing very normal feel-
ings. Divorce and change is hard
on everyone.
Unfortunately, life is not
always fair and we cannot expect
to always get our own way. Your
Mom has every right to seek an
adult companionship. This does
NOT mean that she loves you any
less. It just means that she is pur-
suing her own dreams. Maybe this
Jim, is an o.k. kind of guy, if you
give him a chance. You may learn
to. enjoy his company and the
activities he seeks to share with
you.
However, if you give Jim a fair
chance and you still don't like
him, this could be a problem. In
this instance, I recommend talk-
ing to an adult, teacher, coun-
selor, or friend. You do have a
right to your own opinion. I hope


everything works out, for the best
"-Sincerely,
M. Cathy Stringer, M.S.
i Outreach Counselor
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.,
'Names and addresses are option-
Bal and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
227-1145.
N' ,


Bible Study. :' W
10 a.m. Sunday 11 a.m. S
7 p.m. Wednesday N
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
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N. 15th Street 648-E


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FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
2420 Long Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
904-229-6886
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School ............................................ 10 a.m .
Morning Worship...........................................11 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..........................................6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening .....................................7 p.m.

n

Constitution AndMonument
Cach he SA Port St.Joe
STHEUNTED METHODIST CH tCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter ChWednesday.............7:30p.m.
PASTOR .


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

Firstiaptist Curch
S102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
S Sunday School 9:45 am
i llWorship 11:00 am
.Disciple Training 6:00 pm
S Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
Gary Smith Buddy Caswell



THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 1 1:00 a.m. '(ET
+ +Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor



A FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
W III h CHURCH
S l X" 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
SSUNDAY WORSHIP ..........................10a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL .................................. ji.m.
.- r[s' -S *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children '

Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor


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

The Church of Christ

in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School 9 a,m. CDT
Worship Service 10'a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.-




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P 4TH T R TJ F TS.M..A.Y 30.1996


School News


Events and Happenings from County Schools


Wewahitchka A

Elementary

News...
By Linda Whitfield


Congratulations To Joe
Joe Walker. flfth and sixth
grade science teacher, is the new
president of the Gulf County
Classroom Teachers Association.
He 'is joined by Judy Campbell,
Sherry Herring and Dawn Alcorn.
Debbie Cole is the outgoing presi-
dent and everyone appreciates all
her hard work! : -.
It's Hard To Believe He's Leaving
Walter Wilder is a legend in
Gulf County and in the academic
community in lots of other places.
Mr. Wilder has been instrumental
in moving Gulf County out in the
lead in many innovative pro-
grams. In his twenty years as su-
perintendent, he 'has made Gulf
County shine. Always for the chil-
dren and their interests, he
knows children are the hope for
the future. Even though he's re-
tiring, he will always be a part of
us. We thank him and appreciate
all the he has done for us. God
bless youl
Oriental Feast
After studying Japan and its
customs, the children In Linda
Whitfleld's third grade classroom,
had a special treat. Ching Fen SI-
neath, owner of Oriental Inn. pro-
vided the class with Mongolian
Beef. Lo Mein, rice, egg rolls.
cokes, chop sticks, and even a lit-
tle instruction on how to use
chop sticks. Daniel Sineath is a
student in the classroom and he
and his fellow students appreciat-
ed his parents coming to help us
out.
Saxon Workshop
At the in-service on May 16,
two consultants from Saxon Pub-
lishers were in WES to present
Saxon Math and Saxon Phonics.
Several classrooms in the school
this year did a pilot study of Sax-
on math and literally "blew the
top ow-.of, the CTBS." Mr. Kelley
is very- impressed with Saxon as
were-the teachers who taught it.
When third graders can write an
equation with square root and
understand it, something's right!
Wewabitchka Elementary will
be hosting weekly computer
camps for students. The cost will
be $15.00 per weekly session.
Space is limited and classes will
be filled on a first come, first
:.' served basis. Please contact the
~, school office as soon as possible
'f to register. Morning classes will
be from June 3rd through July
11th. Evening classes will be
from June 4th through July 11th.
Thanks to Billy Traylor. Gulf
,k County Commission and the Gulf
County School Board for making
these camps possible.
Recent Grads
Two moms of our faculty
have a reason to be very proud.
Rhonda Pridgeon's son, Jeremy.
graduated cum laude from GCCC
on May 2. Judi Lister's son. Mi-
chael. received his master's in
theology from ORU also. Mi-
chael's wife. Pamela, also of this
faculty. is very proud of her hus-
band.
What A Treat!
Our PTO ofcers are great!
During National Teacher Week.
we had a treat every day. On the
day before school was out, there
was a nice treat in our mail box-
es: 2 gift certificates from Barn-


WES Sponsors
"Aid For Amber"
Saturday, June Ist, is desig-
nated as a national day of com-
mitment to and for children. We-
wahitchka Elementary School. in
conjunction with this "Stand for
Children" Day. has taken on the
"Aid For Amber" project.
Amber Lanier is a first grader
at W.E.S. who travels quite fre-
quently to Shands Hospital in
Gainesville. Her complex medical
condition requires complicated
tests and surgeries at least two to
three times a year. Transporta-
tion to and from Gainesville has
taken a toll on her mother's car.
VWith a trip planned for this
weekend and more in the upcom-
ing months. Wewahitchka Ele-
mentary is in the process of solic-
iting funds to rent a car for these
trips.
If you would like to contrib-
ute to the "Aid For Amber" pro-
ject, please contact Wewahitchka
Elementary School at 639-2476
or Principal Jerry Kelley at 639-
2855. Checks can also be sent to
the school at 408 East' River
Road. ''


hill's Buffet in Panama City. They
were very well received.
GUMBO ".
Daniel and Tunnie Miller go
to New Orleans a lot for karate
tournaments, etc. They have real-
ly gotten into the "Nawleans" cui-
sine too. Tuesday, the last day for
teachers, was celebrated with
some of Daniel's famous gumbo.
We appreciate the Millers think-
ing of us.'
Snakes And Alligators
Game warden Robert Miller
and his wife, Sherron brought an
alligator and a king snake to the
enrichment classes of Alisa Walk-
er and Rhonda Pridgeon. Mr. Mill-
er's son is, In Mrs. Pridgeon's first
grade classroom and all the stu-
dents enjoyed learning about the
two.
Not Steak, But Oriental
Usually we have a steak din-
ner at the end of the school year,
but with everyone counting those
horrible little fat grams, we decid-
ed to take another route this
year. Friday. May 24 the faculty
and staff were treated to an orien-
tal buffet.
A Few Good Tears
Even though the teachers
and students are worn out at the
end of the year, it is a sad time.
Today at the practice in-my class-
room, several had tears in .their
eyes just thinking about it all be-
ing over. I'll admit, I had tears
too. 180 days with these children
really make for a close relation-
ship.


Wade Kennington
Kennington

Receives Award
The United States Achieve-
ment Academy announced that
Wade Kennington has been
named a United States National
Award winner in leadership and
science and in the honor roll.
Wade. who attends Port St.
Joe High School and is in the
ninth grade, was nominated for
this national award by Marilyn
Witten, a guidance counselor at
the school.
Wade will appear in the Unit-
ed States Achievement Academy
Official Yearbook, which is pub-
lished nationally.
Wade Is the son of George
and Gayle Kennington and the
grandson of Mildred Kennington
and Mary McCormick of Port St.
Joe.


The Gulf County Public
Health Unit has announced the
NEW SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION RE-
QUIREAMENTS. Make sure your
kid gets into the seventh grade!
Take action now!
Effective with the 1997-1998
school year, all children entering
I or attend the seventh grade will
be required to have completed:
*Hepatitis B series:
*Tetanus-Diptheria booster;
''and,' '
'A A second dose of measles
vaccine. .


Gerald Lewter, principal of"'
Port St. Joe Elementary School,
has released the names of the
students earning placement on
the honor rolls for the sixth six
weeks grading period of the 1995-
9' 6 school year.
Those who earned all A's
were : '
Third grade-Sheena Bell,
Kimberly Burkert. Caroline
Capps, Chad Lucas, Michelle Ma-
thews,. Jesslyn Rose, Anna Salzer
and Rachel Sweazy.
Fourth grade-Brittany Al-
ford. Collihs Abrams, Becky Be-'
lln, Stephen Besore. Tommy Cur-
ry, Micah Dodson. Jessica Ford,


These vaccines are re
by Florida state law (Florid
ute 232.032, Florida Adml
tive Code O1D-3.88). in or
protect our children. These
eases are preventable! It ta
least six months to comply
Hepatitis B sei-ies of three s
'Please call the Gulf C
Public Health Unit at 227-1
Port St. Joe or at 639-21
Wewahitchka for more in
tion and to schedule a]
ments. Thank you for you
cern and attention .'


Molly Garrett, Ashley, Haddock,
Moses Medina, Randl Sasser. B.
J. Strickland. Stephen Tarantino.
Joshua Watkins and Preston Wig-
sten.
- Fifth grade--James Daniels,
Colleen Falbe, Margaret Gibson
and Mathew Rose.
Sixth grade-Mary Amerson.
Linette Bailey. Ashley Bryan. Lisa
Curry, Rob Dykes. Maclain
Howse. David Mathews. Brittany
Reeves. Anna Kate Reynolds. Hel-
di Wells. Laura Wendt and Audra
Williams.
Those who earned all A's and
B's were:
Third grade-Shanna Barnes,


Linda Elklins' third grade, class at Highland View Elementary
School held their annual "Battle of the Books". Students were
given a list of 65 books to choose from to read and be quizzed
on after their completion. Winners in this year's contest in the
photo above, from left, are: Jamie Davis (third). Mylissa Brake
(second), and Danielle Densmore (first).


Brigette Godfrey
Godfrey Recei
TSU Scholarsh
Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr..
cellor of the Troy State Uni
System, has announced th
gette Godfrey of Port St.
the recipient of the Chani
Award. This is an academic
arship that provides full tui
Godfrey is a 1996 grad
of Port St. Joe High Schoo
is the daughter of Rick and
Godfrey.
Troy State University I
to The TSU System. which
academic programs in Ala
and military bases around
world. TSU is know for it
campus, having been ran
the' safest campus in Al
and among the safest I
South by USA Today an
Chronicle of Higher Educat


The Awards Picnic for grades
six, seven and eighth on Thurs-
day, May'23 was a great success.
After a meal provided by the par-
ents and school, Rev. GCoebert en-
couraged the parents to "Keep on
keeping on ." in the areas of
discipline and academics. He ad-
Id monished the students' to obey
..and honor their parents and
those'in authority over them.
Many awards were given in
academic areas for class averages
and honor roll. Josh Hersey was
yes given the sportsmanship trophy
is and Tammy Deeson, the softball
lip trophy. Rachel Ceoghagan in
chan- grade six was selected for the
iverst girl's sportsmanship award. Citi-
versity zenship winners for grades six
Joe is through eight were Renee Vinson,
Joe ls Jessica Tarpley. and Melissa
cellor's Thumm. Presidential Athletic
schol- Awards were earned by Renee
tion. Vinson and Rachel Geoghagan
duated and National Awards were earned
ol. She. by Rebekah Peterson. Chad Goe-
Edith bert and John-Patrick Floyd. The
sixth grade students who were
Is patt" awarded Presidential Academic
offers certificates and pins were John-
abama. Patrick Floyd, Jenny Oksanen,
id the Renee Vinson and Rachel Ceo-
ts safe ghagan.
ked at The eighth grade graduates
abama Joshua Bell, Byron Butler. Jona-
In the than Carpenter, Tammy Deeson.
d The Josh Hersey. Lennon Thiel. Melis-
ion. sa Thumm. and Latecia Worlds
were given their diplomas with
good wishes for their success in
High school. Lennon Thiel won
S... the award for school academic ex-
cellence and the Presidential Aca-
demic certificate. Melissa Thumm
was selected as the most im-
proved eighth grade student.
On Friday morning grades
one through five were given
rs 5 awards for scholarship in classes,
,' honor roll, Bible. music, and P.E.
iquired. Mrs. Teat led the students in
a Stat- song and Rev. Goebert encour-
nistra- aged the parents to be consistent
order to in their teaching of their children
se dis- by word and example.
makes at Students who were chosen
ete the for citizenship awards and pins
shots. were Kristin Teat, Jason Price,
-. Zachary Norris, Kelly :Geoghagan.
County Audrey Cobb, Mark Vinson. Ra-
276 in chel Bixler, Lyndsey Hill, Linda'
644 in Phillips and Ricky Farmer. These
forma-" are students who best exemplified.
ppoint- Christ in their classroom.
ir con- There were thirteen students


Mikkitta Bobzien. Mary Boddye,
Travis Burge. Lacy Carter, Beth
Cordova. Ryan Craig. Lacey
Franklin, Anna Godwin, Kaleigh
Goodson, Jenna Hogan, Jake
Howse. Nikki Jenkins, Coy Knox,
Kyle Livingston, Justin Lyons,
'Daniel Macbermid, Jarrod McAr-
die, Kenny McFarland, Danielle
Myrick, Johna Pittman, Sandra
Roney. Jessica Ross, James Shiv-
er, Kyle Smith, Megan Todd and
Terrence Woullard.
Fourth grade-Raye Bailey,
Jessica Bland, Kristen Chavis, Si-
mon Collins. Ashby Davis, Robert
Dykes, Kale Gulllot. Brian Jones,
Caycee Kennedy, Melissa Nixon,
B. J. Pierce, Lloyd Price. Amber


Priest, Tiffani Steward and Cody
Strickland.
Fifth grade-Terrance Cham-
bers, Tessa Collins, Julia Com-
forter, Addam Duke, Susan Ell-
mer, Patrick Fitzgerald, Santana
Harris. Jolie Hogan, -Stephen
Hoover, Chris Knox, Tessi Lay-
field, Sarah Quaranta, Michael
Roney, Jessica Sherrill, Bobby
White. Jerome Williams and Tris-
tan Williams.
Sixth grade-Josh Dandy,
Leslie Earley. Melanie Jones, Pat-
rick Mastro. Amanda Matthews,
Carla Money, Brooke Moore, Ken
Peak, Tanashla Rouse, Joanna
Watkins and Kandra Williams.


Bulldog News

SPort St. Joe Elementary School
by Cindy Belin

Kindergarten Registration camp. Enrollment is limited to
If your child plans to attend the first 25 students to register
Port St. Joe Elementary School. for each session.
I and you were unable to attend eSession I-June 10-14,
registration, please come by the 4:00-7:00, GIRLS only.
front office Monday through *Session II-June 17-21,
Thursday and bring the following 4:00-7:00,, BOYS only.
..... a copy of birth certificate, a Port St. Joe Elementary will
copy of social security number, be offering a Marine Resource
proof of immunization, proof of Camp for students in grades 5-6,
physical (since 8/12/95). the week of June 10-13. The cost
For more information, please is $20.00 and limited to the first
call 227-1221. 20 students who register. The
Bulldog Memories class will meet from 8 a.m. to
Our 1996 Bulldog Memories noon "on Monday, Wednesday,
yearbooks are now in and on sale and Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to
for $10.00 in the front office. 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
There is a limited number availa- There is still room for stu-
ble, so get yours today! dents in grades 3 through 6 to
Bulldog Summer Camps register for our Bulldog Computer
Port St. Joe Elementary Camp. The cost Is $20.00 per
Port child, and $10.00 for each addl-
School will be offering a Basket- child. and $10.00 Classes for third and
ball Camp for students In grades fourth graders will meet Junehird 3-7
4-6. There is no charge for this from 3-6 p.m. and fifth and sixth
g' graders on June'.17-g Min 9

'The 'r 'For'mre -In'ormatlon con-
n s T l cerning these camps, call 227-
LiAOn STale 1221 or come by the front office
at Port St. Joe Elenientary
News COhnlln School.


Faith Christian School

who were homework heroes for
the year. This means that they
never missed a single homework
assignment the entire 1995-96
school year. They are Courtney
Craft. Jimmy Curry, James
White, Zachary Norris. Rachel
Bixler, Jenna Teat, Jeffrey Pitts,
Rachel Geoghagan. Renee Vin-
son, Rebekah Peterson. Micah Pe-
terson. Lee Goff, and Amanda Ha-
ney. We give them and their
parents our hearty congratula-
tions for a job well done.
We will tell you about our
high school graduation and
awards for grades 9-12 in next
week's Lion's Tale.


Christina Egler

Egler Receives
Scholarship
Christir.a Egler, 1996 honor
graduate of Faith Christian
School, is this year's recipient of
the Grace' Baptist Church Chris-
tian Leadership Scholarship. The
$500.00 cash scholarship is pre-
sented each year to a graduate of
either Port St. Joe High School or
Faith Christian School who has
exhibited the qualities associated
with strong Christian leadership.
Christina Is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Egler. She
plans to continue her-education
by attending Concordia Lutheran
University at Austin.

Support Gulf County's
Children .

VOLUNTEER


Summertime Fun
Have a great summer and
read some good books. School be-
gins again on Monday,- August
12.


Jason Fisher

UF Bound
Jason Fisher has been ac-
cepted to the University of Flori-
da. Jason will attend the summer
session beginning July 1 and
plans to major in architecture.
Jason is a 1996 graduate of
Wewahitchka High School, where
he was Senior Class President,
member of the Sr. Hall of Fame.
National Honor Society, and Fel-
lowship of Christian Athletes. He
was also a member of the fighting'
Gator football and weightlifting
teams. Jason Is a Hugh O'Brian
Youth Ambassador and was nom-
inated as Who's Who Among
American High School Students.
Jason is the sorn of.Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Fisher and the grand-
son of Sarah Fisher and the 'late
Milton Fisher, all of Wewahitch-
ka, and .the late Remer and Katie
Barnes of Bonifay.

Did You Know...
Slopes are a' major factor in
lawn mowing accidents. Wherin us-
ing a riding mower, mow up and
down the slope for greater stabili-
ty. Whenrusing a push-type mow-
er, mow across the slope so the
mower won't slide back down on
you. If a slope feels questionable,
don't mow it.


%,


Honor Rloll Port St. Joe Ementary School


New Immunization


Requirements Set


For Seventh Grade]


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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THLTRSDAY, MAY 30, 1996











Hope Gov. Chiles Is


Prudently Selective


With His Veto Pen

There's Hope for Citizens In
That He Is "Praying About It"
DON'T EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM OUR OLD HE-COON
Everybody is either telephoning or writing Gov. Lawton Chiles to get
him to veto this or that bill. Me and Uicle, Clem over on Flat Creek in
Gadsden County are always surprised when politicians do the right thing.
them being what they are...well, politicians...so we aren't expecting much.
In fact, we aren't recommending anything to the old he-coon who said
like Samson he "slew his enemies with the jawbone of an ox" in sustain-
ing his veto of the repeal of changes in the law to give the state a big
advantage in suing tobacco manufacturers for smoking related illnesses
of the poor.
We're just hoping we may be surprised. After all, he has read Phillip
K. Howard's book. The Death of Common Sense, which says there are too
many layers of laws and regulations. Me and Clem suspect that It wasn't
the book, but his personal experience with state regulations In trying to
build a "cook shack" in Jefferson county that made him insist on cutting
present state rules in half.
As a result, Floridlans got a new law making it easier to challenge


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state regulations. It requires agencies to waive a rule if the citizen can
achieve the purpose by other means or when it creates an economic hard-
ship. increases legislative oversight of agency rules, and award attorney
fees to those who successfully challenge a rule.
"Hit don't go fer enough. of c'ose." Clem said. "All rules should be tem-
porary. Term limits fer politicos and sunset fer dey rules-that would be
common sense."
Chiles must also be credited with supporting a workfare approach to
welfare that might cut the able-bodied and non mentally or physically
handicapped off the dole in four years. Hopefully, and logically, there will
be more tax money to take care of the real needy when the freeloaders get
bumped off.
Chiles backing is authentic, unlike President Bill Clinton's phony
attempt to take another reform issue away from Republicans with his "no
more welfare as we know it" line. The reason? Chiles will not be running
again and may begin considering what his place in history Is going to be.
Me and Clem hope so.
We'd like to see him not veto the voluntary school prayer bill (he could
let It become law without signing It) and maybe help a little in putting God
as well as common sense and some biblical morality back into our pub-
lic schools. Maybe the kids can handle that issue better than we adults.
At least, we could try it and see.
But on this issue we're not going to pass Judgement on him. He says
he is praying about it and that's an excellent sign.
Me and Clem wouldn't mind him vetoing the tax-break "train" law-
makers passed in the closing minutes because it highlighted what politi-
cians do best steal tax money for their folks back home. They tacked
enough turkeys onto a $1.5 million business promotion package to hike
exemptions and credits to $45 million.
It contains Little gems like sales tax rebates (up to $1 million a year
for 15 years) for a fishing hall of fame and museum in Fort Lauderdale,
hometown of Senate President Jim Scott, and a $3.5 million exemption
for Pensacola Christian College from a sales tax debt from 1988 through
1995. Sen. Dean C. H. Childers, R-Pensacola, and Rep. Buzz Ritchie, D-
Pensacola. slipped that one in.
Some of the legislation is worthy. but there are enough turkeys in it
to warrant the death of the beast It's politics at its worst. Pure greed, not
only by the elected thieves., but by, average citizens back home who
reward them with votes every year.
Don't take us wrong. Me and Clem aren't recommending anything to
Chiles. We'd'Just like to be surprised by him doing the right thing for a
change. For instance, seeing that Scott Falmlen, Democratic party chief,
who coined a new word for a lie-a "purposeful misstatement" is canned
and ordered to get out of Florida.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"It's nothing more than shacking up," said outraged Sumter County
Sheriff Jamie Adams when he learned about unsupervised weekend fur-
loughs in local motels for federal prison inmates. "Such visits should take
place inside prison walls to protect the public."


Here's the Capitol News Roundup
HIGH COURT JUDGES GET BIGGEST PAY RAISES
Florida's seven Supreme Court Justices showed the greatest political
wallop with the Legislature of any special interest group. getting a
$17,356 raise this year, compared to a $1,000 raise for the rank and file
state worker.
The hikes put into the budget byjawmakers.raisertle high4,ourt Jus-
tices to the, same $133,600 salary lfvel of U. S. District court judges. By
comparison Gov. Lawton Chiles Is paid $107,961 and Cabinet officers
make $106,870.
'There is no secret...that those who are close to the boss or the deci-
sion makers do very well in this system," said Mark Nelmeiser, legislative
director for the American Fedesation of State, County and Municipal
Employees.
The new Judicial pay schedule that becomes effective' Jan. 1, 1997.
set the supreme court justices raises at 15 percent, but provides for the
first time for Judges on each level below them to make roughly 10 percent
less. Circuit and county judges get a 3 percent raise, the same as all state
workers.
BAILEY ABANDONS CLAIM TO SMUGGLER'S STOCKS
Famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey after 10 court hearings and


PRELIMINARY NOTIFICATION OF POSSIBLE IMPACT TO AN IMPORTANT LAND RESOURCE


The U. S. Department of Agriculture, Rural
Development, is considering an application for
financial assistance sponsored by the City
Commissioners of the City of Port St. Joe. The.
specific elements of this proposed action are
to extend the sewer system services to the
Planning Area (Area 1) as shown below.
If implemented, the proposed action would
impact certain wetlands and floodplain. The
purpose of this notice is to inform the public
of this possible result and to request com-
ments concerning (1) the impacts of the pro-
posed location on wetlands and floodplain, (2)
alternative sites or action that would avoid
these impacts, and (3) methods that could be


used to reduce these impacts.
The proposed action is available for review
at the following Rural Development Office:
Area II Office, 425 East Central Avenue, Room
3,12, Blountstown, Florida 32424.
Any person interested in commenting on
the proposed action may do so by sending
such comments within 30 days following the
date of this.publication to: Rural Development
Manager, Rural Development, Post Office
Drawer 429, Blountstown, Florida 32424-
0429.
A general location map of the proposed ac-
tion is shown below.
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S2tc. May SO and June 6, 1996


Gulf Fisheries
Disaster Program
On April 1 of this year, a no-
tice was published in the Federal
Register (Volume 61, Number 63)
by the National Oceanic and At-
mospheric Administration. The
notice summarized an Emergency
Aid Program declared on August
3, 1995 by the Secretary of Com-
merce for fishery disasters in the
Gulf of Mexico. The program.
when implemented, will provide
grants to commercial fishermen
for uninsured losses or damaged
fishing gear due to the after af-
fects of hurricanes and floods
from August 23, 1992 to Decem-
ber 31. 1995. This period covers
Hurricane Andrew, and all disas-
ters thereafter.
The award will be limited to
75 percent of fishing gear repairs
or depreciated replacement costs.
All applications must be submit-
ted during a 45-day period, be-
ginning 15 days after the date of
publication of the final notice in
the Federal Register. Applica-
tions will b" considered on a
first-come/first-served basis,
until the $5 million allocated for
this program has been depleted.
The awards. shall not exceed
_$5,000, for each incident, and no
.applicant shall receive ,aggregate
awards from' multiple applica-
tions for more than $15,000. Oth-
er limiting factors include the fol-
lowing:
1. A fisherman must own or
lease a fishing vessel;


2 Must have acquired more
than 50 percent of annual in-
come from using the vessel
for fishing:
3. Must have less than $2 mil-
lion in gross revenue annual-
ly; and
4. Must be a U. S. citizen or per-
manent resident alien.
The State of Florida Depart-
ment of Community Affairs, Divi-
sion of Emergency Management.
has released this information to
make local fishermen aware of
this program, which should be
implemented within a few
months. The Division staff will
continue to monitor the Federal
Register and further notification
will be given of the final notice
publication date.
If you have any question,
please call Jim Loomis at (904)
413-9945.







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six weeks in federal prison abandoned his claim to a share of $16.6 mil-
lion in stocks he' claimed a.drug-smuggling client paid him as a fee, but
federal authorities' say was forfeited.
U. S. District Judge Maurice Paul found Bailey in contempt in
February after Bailey failed to return the stock arid $3-million he deposit-
ed into his personal bank account.
Bailey lost every round in court, failing to get a new judge, a delay,
and a jury trial. He couldn't eveh get an appeal court to keep him out of
Bailey, a co-counsel in the 0. J. Simpson trial who now lives in Palm
Beach, has taken his complaints about North Florida justice to television
talk shows. His trial was cancelled after he agreed to turn the stocks and
cash over to. the courts .
CHILES BEING ASKED TO VETO BUDGET
It's possible but not likely that Gov. Lawton Chiles will veto the 1996-
97 budget and call the Legislature back into session to redo it.
Social services advocates are asking him to do just that because more
education funding was financed by heavy cuts in programs for the poor.
His staff members say Chiles Is considering the requests but that he is
fearful he might wind up with a budget that is even harder on the poor.
Cities and counties are also asking Chiles to veto a bill that would
remove the presumption that a property appraiser's valuation is correct
thus making it easier to win appeals in property tax assessments.
Currently. the valuation is deemed correct if the appraiser applied stan-
dard formulas for determining the property value.
Prosecutors want him to veto a bill that increased penalties for pos-
session and sale of the so-called "date rape" pill that some authorities
contend might have the opposite effect.,,
IT'S TO BE A "PEOPLE'S COURT'
No, the communists have not taken over the Florida Supreme Court,
but some eyebrows were raised at a news release from new Chief Justice
Gerald Kogan announcing he is going to run 'The People's Court" when
he takes over June 3.
His inauguration will be the first public one in the history of the
court. Kogan said in a news release it was time to break the 150-year tra-
dition of holding the ceremony in private.
"This is the People's Court," Kogan said.














Good Fishermei


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
APRIL 22, 1996
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County,
Commissioners met this date in special
session with 'the 'following members
present: Chairman' Billy E. Traylor, and
SCommnissioners Warren J. Yeager, Jr., Na-
than Peters. Jr., and Jessie V. Armstrong.
Commissioner Michael L. Hammond was
absent. Others present were: Clerk Benny
C. Lister. Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
SBirmingham. Deputy Clerk Patricia A. Tay-
lor. Chief Administrator Don Butler, Ad-
ministrative Assistant Debbe. Wibberg,
Building Inspector Richard Combs, Mainte-
nance Supervisor Joe Bearden, Emergency
Management/91 I Coordinator Marshal
Nelson, South Gulf County EMS Director
Shane McGulBn. and County Attorney Tim-
othy McFarland.
The meeting came to order at 12:00
p.m., E.S.T.
JEP GULF COAST COMMUNITY
COLLEGE .. .
Chairman Traylor reported that there
would be a'meeting of the Jobs & Educa-
tion Partnership on Tuesday, April 23 at
6:30. p.m. and that Commissioner Yeager.
will be attending the meeting. He stated
that the Board Is looking forward to work-
ing with Gulf Coast Community College on
the JEP project.
DEAD LAKES RESOLUTION- "DEAD-
HEADING" ,I-
Attorney Tim McFarland read the fol-
lowing resolution, regarding the practice of
"Deadheading" in the Dead Lakes.
A copy of Resolution No. 96-17 is on
file at the Gulf County Courthouse.
WEWAHITCHKA TRACK AND FIELD
Chairman Traylor stated that the We-
wahltchka Track & Field Team is in need of
a Jumping apparatus, he slated that this
has kept them frbm hosting a Track & Field
Meet for three years. The Board authorized
Chairman Taylor to donate $1,500.00 of
District 11 recreation funds to the Wewa-
hitchka Track & Field Team for the pur-
chase of this equipment.
DEMOLITION OF HOUSES DE-
STROYED BY HURRICANE OPAL
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeag-
er, second by Commissioner Peters, and 4-
0 vote. the Board authorized Chief Admin-
istrator Butler and Solid Waste Director
Danford to accept quotes and to contract
with the lowest priced company for the
demolition and removal of houses that were
destroyed by Hurricane Opal.
Commissioner Peters discussed the
possibility of obtaining dogs, that would be
trained to enter destroyed buildings to
search for people who may still be inside.
He stated that this Is a safer alternative
than sending a person into the building.
South Gulf County EMS Director McGuflin
reported that he raises Bloodhounds and
will donate one to the Gulf County Search
and Rescue for that purpose.
DEAD LAKES- PRACTICE OF DEAD-
HEADING
Commissioner Armstrong discussed
the "Deadheading' issue, and stated that it
may be helpful If the County places signs
at the boat ramp requesting that the people
who are "Deadheading' not block the boat
ramps.
With no further business and upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager. and 4-0 vote, the
meeting adjourned at 12:13 p.m.. E.S.T.
Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Is/Benny C. Lister

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
APRIL 238 1996
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members
present: Chairman Billy E. Tmraylor, and
Commissioners Jessie V. Armstrong. Na-
than Peters. Jr., and Michael L. Hammond.
Commissioner Warren J. Yeager, Jr. was
absent. Others present were: clerk Benny
C. Lister. Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Patricia A. Tay-
lor. Chief Administrator Don Butler. Ad-
ministrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg. Ad-
ministrator/Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells. South Gulf County
EMS Director Shane McGuffn. Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, SHIP Administrator/
Veterans Service Officer Bo Williams. Mos-
quito Control Supervisor Paul Wood. Main-
tenance Superintendent Joe Bearden.
Building Inspector Richard Combs. Sher-
iflls Deputy Joe Nugent. and Attorney Tim
McFarland.
The meeting came to order at 6:03
p.m.. E.S.T.
Commissioner Michael L. Hammond
opened the meeting with prayer, and Com-
missioner Nathan Peters, Jr., led the Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag.


RECEIVE BIDS (#9596-25) WALK
BEHIND TRENCHER
Pursuant to advertisement to receive
bids for a new walk behind trencher
(1#9596-25). the following bids were re-
ceived: St. Joe Rentall- 96.450.00: Outpost
Rentals- $6.175.00: and Coastal Machin-
ery- 85.294.00.
The bids were tabled for review and
recommendation by Chief Administrator
Butler and Mosquito Control Superisor
Wood.
RECEIVE BIDS (49596-27) FIRE
FIGHTING APPARATUS
Pursuant to advertisement to receive
sealed bids for a used fire fighting appara-
tus (19696-27), the following bid was re-
ceived: Panama Fire Apparatus- no bid.
The board agreed for Chief Adminis-
trator Butler and Commissioner Armstrong
to revise the specifications and to receive
quotes for this vehicle.
CONSENT AGENDA
m Upon motion by Commissioner Ham-
r mond, second by Commissioner Armstrong.
and 4-0 vote, the Board approved the con-
sent agenda. The following Items were ap-
proved: Minutes- April I. 1996- Special
Meeting and April 9. 1996-Regular Meeting;
Invoice-Bay Coordinated Transportation
($112.50); New Road Name-Stone Mill
Creek/April Lane; SHIP- Rehabilitation'
Grant/Annie Dawson ($3.000.00); and
SHIP- Subordination of Mortgage/Parker.
DISTRICT 2 HEALTH & HUMAN
SERVICE BOARD- APPOINTEE
Clerk Lister presented the Board with
a request from the Disu-lct 2 Health and
*; Human Service Board for an appointee to
the Nominee Qualifications Review Com-
Smittee. Following discussion regarding the
Board submitting South Gulf County EMS
Director Shane McGuffin's name. Commis-
sioner Peters moved to appoint Mrs. Mary
Pridgeon. The motion was seconded by
Commissioner Armstrong. Following fur-
ther discussion, the Board agreed to re-
quest that South Gulf County EMS Direc-


1or McGuffin be considered for the position.
In the event that he Is disqualified. Mrs.
Mary Pridgeon will become the Board's ap-
pointee by a 4-0 vote.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR/
UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
- CLAIMS
Chief Deputy Clerk Birmingham pre-
sented the Board with an Invoice from the
Department of Labor and Employment Se-
curity in the amount of $651 46 for unem-
S ployment claims filed against the Count)'.
Upon Inquiry by Commissioner Hammond.
Chlef Deputy Clerk. Birmingham reported
that $332.71 is for Mr. 'rommy Skipper.
and $318.75 is for FEMA employees. Fol


lowing a discussion regarding the amount
for the FEMA employees. Commissioner
Hammond moved to table the invoice. The
motion was seconded by Commissioner Pe-
ters. Following further discussion. Commis-
sioner Peters withdrew his second and
Commissioner Hammond withdrew his mo-
tion. Upon motion by Commissioner Ham-
mond, second by Commissioner Peters.
and 4-0 vote. the Board agreed to pay the
$332.71 for Mr. Tommy Skipper and to ta-
ble the remaining amount.
COUNTY INSURANCE- ACCEPT
QUOTES FOR CONSULTANT
Chief Deputy Clerk Birmingham re-
quested the Board's authorization to accept
quotes for a consultant to review the
County's current insurance, and to help
write the specifications for the upcoming
SInsurance bids. Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Hammond, second by Commissioner
Peters, and 4-0 vote, the Board authorized
ChlefAdministrator Butler and Chief Depu-
ty Clerk Birmingham to accept quotes for
an insurance consultation, and to advertise
to accept bid. if the quotes exceed the
County's bid limit.
PUBLIC HEARING- ADOPT ORDI-
NANCE/PRISONER MEDICAL EXPENSES
Attorney McFarland read a proposed
ordinance with the following title: An ordi-
nance of Gulf County, Florida, relating to
:: the creating of liens to recover the costs of
the County in providing medical/dental
service to those individuals In the custody
of the county; providing for judicial deter-
mination of the value of service provided:
providing for individual responsibility for
reimbursement for service provided; provid-
Ing for liens; providing for collection, pro-
viding for opportunity to contest value de-
termination; providing for severability;
providing for an effective date.
Upon motion by Commissioner Ham-
mond. second by Commissioner Armstrong.
and 4-0 vote, the Board adopted the Ordi-
nance.
DENTAL INSURANCE- ADVERTISE
TO ACCEPT BIDS
Following discussion regarding a rate
increase in the County's Dental Insurance.
Commissioner Hammond moved to adver-
tise to accept bids for Dental Insurance for
County Employees, and to continue under
the present contract with Guardian Insu-
rance until the bids have been received and
reviewed. The motion was seconded by
Commissioner peters and it passed 4-0.
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA
Upon motion by Commissioner Ham-
mond. second by Commissioner Armstrong.
and 4-0 vote. the Board approved the sup-
plemental consent agenda. The following
Items were approved: Invoice- Attorney
McFarland (82.222.10) March 1996: In-
voice- Southern Electric Supply (204.09)
H.V.F.D.: Medicaid Billing ($1.100.00)
March 1996, request to purchase- Gulf
County Emergency Management/911 log-
ging recorder disk drive from Seltronics
Eyretel.
DENTAL INSURANCE
Chairman Traylor stated that he
would like to ask Dr. Dusty May to serve on
a committee to review the Dental insurance
bids once they are received.
LANDFILL CLOSURE GRANT FUNDS
Solid Waste Director Danford reported
that the 8306.000.00 in Landfill Closure
Grant Funds has been received.
SMALL QUANTITY GENERATOR AS-
SESSMENT GRANT AGREEMENT
At the request of Solid Waste Director
Danford. the Board authorized Chairman
Traylor To sign an agreement in the
amount of $30.000.00 for the Small Quan-
tity Generator Assessment Grant.
WELL MONITORING AGREEMENT-
DAVIS ANALYTICAL LABS
Solid Waste Director Danford report-
ed that the one-year ,agreement for Well
Monitoring with Davis Analytical has ex-
pired. He reported that Davis Analytical
Labs has offered to extend the contract for
one addition year at the current contract
price. The Board agreed to extend the con-
tract with Davis Analytical Labs for one ad-
ditional year at the cost of $14.400.00.
ADVERTISE TO ACCEPT BIDS-
WHITE GOODS RECYCLING CONTRAC-
TOR
Solid Waste Director Danford reported
that the County's contract, for white goods
recycling, will expire In May. The Board
agreed to advertise to accept bids for a new
white goods recycling contractor.
AMNESTY DAY
Solid Waste Director Danford reported
that Amnesty Day will be held on May 18.
1996.
AWARD BID- WALK BEHIND
TRENCHER (#9596-25)
Upon recommendation by Mosquito
Control Supervisor Wood. Commissioner
Peters moved to award bid no. 9596-25 for
a walk behind trencher to Coastal Machin-
ery at the cost of $5,294.00. The motion
was seconded by Commissioner Hammond,
and it passed 4-0. The cost is to be paid
from the Water Systems, with Beaches Wa-
ter System paying 50%. Highland View Wa-
ter System paying 30%. and White City Wa-
ter System paying 20%.
LETTER OF THANKS- ST. JOE NAT-
URAL GAS
Commissioner Hammond requested
that a letter of thanks be sent to St. Joe
Natural Gas for allowing the County to use
their trencher when necessary.
ST. JOE NATURAL GAS- GULF COR-
RECTIONAL INSTITUTION
The board approved for the Chairman
to send a letter to the Public Service Com-
mission, supporting natural gas service to
Gulf County Correctional Institute and the
Northwest portion of Gulf County.
RESOLUTION- ABANDONING ROAD
IN HOWARD CREEK
Attorney McFarland read the following
resolution regarding the abandonment of a
portion of Bream Street in Howard Creek.
Resolution No. 96-18 is on file at the
Gulf County Courthouse.
ABANDON EASEMENT- WHITE CITY
Commissioner Hammond requested
that Attorney McFarland coordinate with
Chief Administrator Butler on the abandon-
ment of an easement in White City. He re-
ported that the property owners are willing
to pay the costs for abandonment.
AWARD BID- (#9495-22) NEW FLAT
BED DUMP TRUCK
Upon recommendation by Road De-
partment Assistant Superintendent Bobby
Knee, Commissioner Armstrong moved to
award "bid no. 9596-22 for a new flat bed
dump truck to Coflmar, International at the
cost of $30.100.00. The motion was sec-
onded by Commissioner Hammond, and it
passed 3-1. with Commissioner Peters op-
posing. The cost Is to be paid from the
8306.000.00 received In Landfill Closure
Grant Funds. This bid was awarded to Coil- "
man International (w ho was not the low
bidder) because of the superiority of the en-
gine.


AWARD BID- (9596-23) TRACTOR
WITH NO-TRIM ATTACHMENT
Upon recommendation by Road De-
partment Assistant Superintendent Bobby
Knee. Commissioner Hammond moved to
award bid no. 9596-23. for a new 6610 die-
sel tractor with a Mo-Tnm attachment to
J.D. Swearingen Equipment company at
.the dost of $38,934.20. 'The motion was
seconded by' Commissioner Peters. and it
passed 4-0. The cost will be paid from the
$306.000.00 received In Landfill Closure
Grant Funds This bid was awarded to J.
D. Swearingen because the low bidder with-
drew his bid.
ADOPT RESOLUTION- STATEWIDE
MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT


A copy of Resolution No. 96-19 in on
file at the Gulf County Courthouse.
TRUCK DRIVER I POSITION- ROAD
DEPARTMENT
Administrator Wells recommended
that Mr. Anthony Stokes fill the Truck Driv-.
er Position at the Road Department. Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Hammond. and 4-0 vole, the
Board agreed to fill the Truck Driver I Posi-
tion at the Road Department with Mr. An-
thony Stokes. beginning with the next pay-
roll.
ADVERTISE POSITION- ROAD DE-
PARTMENT EMPLOYEE
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters.
second by Commissioner Armstrong. and
4-0 vote, the Board agreed to advertise to
accept application for a Laborer position at
the Road Department. Commissioner Ham-
mond stated that although he has support-
ed a hiring freeze In the past. he supports
the Board's decision to hire an employee at
the Road Department due to the number of
employees lost to retirement or disability.
BUDGET AMENDMENTS
Upon motion by Commissioner Ham-
mond. second by Commissioner Peters.
and 4-0 vote, the Board approved the fol-
lowing budget amendments.
Amend General Fund by reducing Re-
serve for Contingencies by $4,800.00 and
Increasing Detention and Corrections- Pro-
fessional Services/Medical Director by
84,800.00.
Amend General Fund by reducing
Other Current Charges & Obligations by
$7,103.96 and Increasing Parks & Recrea-
tion- Improvements Other Than Buildings-
Districts I by $7,103.96.
Amend General fund by reducing Oth-
er Current Charges & Obligations by
$2.421.59 and increasing Parks & Recrea-
tion Improvements Other Than Buildings-
District II $2,421.59.
Amend General Fund by reducing
Other Current Charges & Obligations by
8615.00 and increasing Parks & Recrea-
tion- Improvements Other Than Buildings-
District V by 8615.00.
Amend General Fund by reducing
Other Current Charges & Obligations by
$69.034.20 and increasing Road Depart-
ment Equipment by $69.034.20.
AMBULANCE SERVICE BILLING
Upon motion by Commissioner Ham-
mond. second by Commissioner Armstrong
and 4-0 vote, the Board agreed to terminate
the Ambulance Service Billing contract
with North Florida Medical Center, for the
Wewahitchka Ambulance Service, effective
April 30, 1996. The Board also agreed to
schedule a workshop to discuss the various
aspects of the County taking over the ad-
ministration.
VARIANCE- RON MORROW
Administrative Assistant Wibberg re-
quested approval of a variance request for .
Mr. Ron Morrow. She stated that the Plan- .
ning Development Review Board has ap-
proved the variance request. Upon motion,
by Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Armstrong. and 4-0 vote.
the Board Board approved this variance re-
quest.
PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL-
SWEETWATER SHORES SUBDIVISION
Upon motion in by Commissioner Pe-
ters, second by Commissioner Hammond,
and 4-0 vote. the Board approved the Pre-
liminary Plat for Sweetwater Shores Subdi-
vision.
SMALL SCALE MAP AMENDMENT-
LAND USE REGULATIONS
Upon motion by Commissioner Ham-
mond, second by Commissioner Peters,
and 4-0 vote. the Board approved a small
scale map amendment for Mr. David Roib-
eftl, of White City. The land use regula-
tions havF been changed d from residentlalo
mixed commercial/residential.
INVOICE- EMERGENCY BERMS AT
CAPE SAN BLAS "STUMPHOLE" AREA .
Bill Kennedy. of Preble-Rish, Inc.. re-
ported that Todd Land Development has
finished construction of the emergency
berm at the Stumphole Area of Cape San
Bias. He presented the Board with an in-
voice from Todd Land Development it) the
amount of $32.400.00. Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by Com-
missioner Armstrong, and 4-0 vote, the
Board approved payment of the invoice.
EMERGENCY BERM. CONSTRUC-
TION- DELAY
Bill Kennedy, of Preble-Rish. Inc.. re-
ported that Todd Land Development Is hav-
ing difficulty in meeting the May I, '1996
deadline. However, he reported that Gulf
County has held discussions with the De-
partment of Environmental Protection re-
garding the possibility of allowing Todd
Land Development to work past the May I,
deadline, contingent upon coordinating ef-
forts with the local turtle watchers.
BEACHES WATER SYSTEM UP-
GRADE- CONTRACT AND NOTICE OF
AWARD
Upon motion by Commissioner Ham-
mond. second by Commissioner Peters,
and 4-0 vote, the Board approved a con-
tract and notice of award for the Beaches
Water System upgrade (bid no. 9596-19) to
Southeastern Mechanical in the amount of
$223.593.20.
WHITE CITY PARK- DREDGE AND
FILL APPLICATION
Bill Kennedy, of Preble-Rish. Inc.. pre-
sented the Board with an application for a
dredge and fill permit for upgrade work to
the White City Park and requested Board
approval. 'The Board agreed to have'- the
Chairman sign the application.
The meeting recessed at 6:43 p.m..
E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened at 7:05 p.m.,
E.S.T. ,' ..
APPRECIATION OF SYMPATHY
Building Inspector Richard Combs
thanked the Board for sending flowers to
his mothers funeral. He stated that their
sympathy was appreciated.
CANDIDATE- SUPERINTENDENT OF
SCHOOLS
The Board recognized Mr. Terry Un-
ton who Is campaigning for the position or
Superintendent of Schools for Gulf County.
DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURES DE-
STROYED BY HURRICANE OPAL
Solid Waste Director Danford reported
that since the Board had received no bids
for the demolition for structures that were
destroyed by Hurricane Opal, he and Chief
Administrator Butler were accepting
Quotes. The Board authorized Solid Waste
SDirector Danford and Chief Administrator
Butler to negotiate with the lowest contrac-
tor for the demolition of the structures.
INTEREST FEES- DELINgUENT TIP-
PING FEES
Upon motion by Commissioner Ham-
'mond, second by Commissioner Peters,
and 4-0 tote. the Board approved to begin
charging 1 1/2 % interest per month on de-
linquent tipping fee accounts.


CHANGE ORDERS- 1995 ROAD
BOND PAVING PROGRAM
Upon motion by Commissioner' Armt-
strong, second by Commissioner Ham-
mond. and unanimous vote, the Board ap-
proved the following change orders: pave
450 feet of Ohio Avenue in Wewahltchka.
pave 415 feet of Goodwin Avenue in Wewa
hitchka, and pave 505 feet' of Oak Avenue
in Wewahitchka.
LANDFILL CLOSURE GRANT FUNDS'
Commissioner, Hammond stated that
he appreciated all the efforts by County
personnel In applying for the $306.000.00
in Landfill Closure Grant Funds


Carl Lamb caught this large speckled trout in
seph Bay on May 15. The fish weighed 10 pound
measured 28 inches long. That's enough for a meal..
that's no fish tale!


An avid fisherman since he. could hold a pole, Bryan
caught this fish of a lifetime recently on the Chipola Riv
catfish weighed six pounds, 1/4 ounce.


y/ Seniors Conduct

Tile Fund Drive
The Gulf County Seniors Citi-
zens AssoclaUon will soon be
z-. t starting the drying-in process of
b-'=;s =- the new center. The total cost to
purchase ceiling tile is around
$7,000.00.
The following businesses
have graciously offered to accept
donations from the public: St. Jo-
seph Telecommunications, Wewa-
hitchka State Bank in Port St"
Joe, Piggly Wiggly. Big Star. .and
Tyndall Federal Credit Union.
Your help is needed.
The association thanks you
for your support in advance.


Head Start


Screening

Head Start Screening for Gulf
County will be held Wednesday,
June 5 from 9:00 to 3:00 at the
Gulf County Courthouse In We-
wahitchka.
Please call Rosa or Carol at
St. Jo- 639-5080 for more information
s and regarding what you need to bring
. and with you or if you wish to make
an appointment. Walk-ins are al-
ways welcome.


Seniors Needs

Your Support
Wewa Senior Citizens will be
having a yard sale, in June and
would appreciate ahy donations.
They will pick up donations in the
Wewa area or you may drop them
off at the Wewahitchka Senior
Center.

If you would like for someone
to pick up your donations, please
call 639-9910 and ask for Faye or
call 639-3320.


Selling Barbecue
The Davida'Byrd Scholarship
Foundation will be selling barbe-
cue dinners on Friday. May 31 at
the baseball field on Avenue A
from 11:00 a.m. until.

Prices are: chicken dinners
$4.50, and rib dinners $6.00.
Dinners will be delivered or you
may pick them up. Call 229-
STHobb 6935, 229-8926. or 227-1727 for
,er. The more information.


Summer Food Program For Children, 18 and Under

Phe C),ofportit. Joe will or natlonaLorigin during summer This progi~rais. ap royed for geo-
be sponsoring the-S'ummer Food vacation w)jhp school lunches are graphical areas of ned where on-
Service Program f6or Children" not available. half of the chlldreii qualify for free
during the months of June and All children 18 years old and or reduced price meals during the
July. younger are eligible at no charge, school year.
yoMng ite


i.e program is similar to tle
National School Lunch Program.
It provides nutritionally balanced
meals and snacks to needy chil-
dren regardless of race, color,
creed, religion, sex, handicap, age



ROAD PAVING
Commissioner Hammond requested
that the Clerk's Office compile a report on
the 1995 Road Bond paving project, to
date. He requested that the report include:
the amount committed to pay. the interest
received to date, the engineering expenses.
and the amount left over after all expenses.
The Board discussed some of the diffl-
culties that have been encountered with
this road paving project.
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMEN-
TAL PROTECTION DEADHEADING
Chairman Traylor reported that the
Department of Environmental Protection
will be holding a meeting at the old Court-
house in Wewahitchka. on May 7. 1996 at
7:00 p.m.. C.S.T. to discuss "Deadheading".
He Invited all interested public to attend.
ROAD DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES
The Board discussed the current stat-
us of several Road Department employees
who are out on Workmen's Compensation.
With no further business and upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and 4-0 vote,
the meeting adjourned at 7:17 p.m., E.S.T.
/s/Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
Attest: Benny C. Lister. Clerk

PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
APRIL 25. 1996
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County .Board of County
'Commissioners met this date in special
session with the following members
present: Chairman Billy E. Traylor, and
Commissioners Jessie V. Armstrong. Na-
than Peters., Jr.. Warren J. Yeager. Jr.. and
Michael L. Hammond. Others present were:
Clerk Benny C. Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Pa-
tricia A. Taylor. Chief Administrator Don
Butler. Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg. Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
and Attorney Tim McFarland.
The meeting came to order ,at 12:03
p.m., E.S.T ..
JEP APPOINTMENT
The Board discussed the possible
*need to replace JEP appointee Tamara
.Lalne, due to a potential conflict of interest
between' her job and her appointment to
the JEP Board.. Chairman Traylor stated
.that although Ms. Latne has always served
Gulf County well, the Boards needs an ap-
pointee 'who can be a strong-voice for Gulf
County. ,
ou following further discussion, the
Board agreed to table the issue until after
the next JEP Board meeting. ,
SPECIAL PROJECTS/RECREATION
FUNDS
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters,
second by Commissioner Hammond, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to give
;$5;000.00 of District IV recreation funds to
the Gulf County Association for Retarded
Citizens.
With no further business and upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the meeting did then adjourn at 12:44
p.m.. E.S.T.
Billy E.- Traylor, Chairman
Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk


Our nation's veterans s
ize the brave, selfless mililt
rifice that has kept our counr
from hostile forces.
Their sacrifice has earn
erans the thanks of a naiuo
commitment that
the federal govern-
ment would tend
to their long-term Sim
health care needs.
But since the
creation of the vet- roc
erans health care
system, public of- CO
ficials have paid he
more homage to
bricks and mortar tie
than to fashioning a
a system flexible
enough to respond
to veterans' needs.
The problem Se
is simple: retired.
veterans are pick-
ing up roots and moving
parts of the country. But
health dollars, facilities, a
sonnel aren't moving with
The result is overcrow
cilities, long lines, and uns
tory care in growth states
increasingly underutilized f
in those states with declinir
bers of veterans.
Veterans health care
have not kept up with thi
matic demographic changes
the VA 'continues to base
nual appropriations request
budgets and old demograp
For example, despite t
sive increase in Florida's v
population, the state has t
est rate of hospital beds pe
veterans in the nation. And
ranks 46th in medical service
ing per veteran.
Ask George LaMora w
means in real terms. Five
ago, he was a member of.a
Navy amphibious landing ft
won crucial victories a
fered heavy losses. The
ment honored him with three


VETERANS HEALTH CARE

SYSTEM NEEDS A DOSE

OF FAIRNESS
symbol- stars. And it told him that he was
ary sac- entitled to participate in ihe veter-
itry safe ans health care system. Yet after
saving for years to buy a home in
ned vei- Florida, Mr. LaMora was forced to
n and a return to Nev York when the Tampa
veterans facility
couldn't accom-
The problem is modate him.
nple: retired veter-It's time to fix
ns are picking up he Any remedy
ots and moving to must start with the
new parts of the federal Depart-
untry. But federal ment of: veterans
< t era Affairs.
'alth dollars, facili- Af fairs.
A starting
9s, and personnel point would be the
aren't moving with McCain/Graham
them. Amendment,
which I co-spon-
sored with Sena-
nator Bob Graham tor' John McCain
of Arizona. The
:, ;- amendment man-
to new dates that the VAimplement a plan
federal for the fair allocation of resources
and per,- to ensure that veterans have simi-
ithem. lar access to care, regardless of
'ded fa- where they live.
satisfac- But if Congress doesn't act,
- and we may need to look.at other alter-
'acilities natives.
ng num- Perhaps we could establish a
process for veterans health facili-
benefits! ties similar to that used for mili-
ese dra- tary bases in the early 1990's. That
. In fact, process .created -an independent,
its an- non-political commission to decide,
ts on old which bases were necessary for
hics; national 'security, and which ones
he mas- could be consolidated or closed. ;
veterans The same type of commission
he low- for veterans facilities might help
er 1,000 us determine which health centers
Florida are needed to keep up with shifts
es fund- in population, and which ones can
be phased out.
what this The current V.A. health care
decades system is badly in need of repair.
Pacific By reforming that system, we can
force that reaffirm our collective commitment
and suf- to our veterans. They deserve no
govern- less.
ee battle










THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1996


'88 Yamaha 225 4 wheeler, new tires,
excel. cond., $2,000, 227-7433.
tfc 5/23
1980 Buick Century, runs .great,
$500, 648-8504. 2tc 5/23





16' Scandy White boat, tunnel hull,
115 hp Johnson and trolling motor, 4
bladed stainless prop. Center console
w/hydraulic jack plate, aluminum
trailer ready for 'fishing, low hours.
Asking $6,500. Call 639-2138.
4tc 5/9
Zodiac inflatable 6 person, needs
seam repair, $100. 229-1065.


te 6/0

FOR RENT


Two trailer spaces at St. Joe Beach.
647-5106 or 1-800-727-3514, ask for
Bob. tfc 6/6
One and two bedroom apartments, 2
blocks from beach. Call 10 till 6, 904-
574-7356, ask for Marvin. Evenings
912-246-1250 aftet 9,p.m.. tfc 6/6
1,500 s.f. metal building and approx.
1/2 acre enclosed by chain link fence.
Located in Jones Homestead. Call Bil-
ly Can-. 227-2020. tfc 6/6


Furnished trailer at Overstreet. Call
648-5306. tfc 5/30
BAYOU STORAGE, units for rent
High and Dry after Opal. Located on
Hwy. C-30 next to Todd Land Devel-
opment. Call 229-8397 or 227-2191.
tfce6/6
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid.
Ave. Port St.' Joe, 229-9000. tfc 6/6


Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly and the handi-
capped.
Cen; h &a,. laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
urn., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apis.,
on-site manager.
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-,
plex. Rent is based on income.
This complex is funded by the Farm-
ers Home Administration and man-
aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
tfec6/6

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

Now for Rent:
Newly Remodeled
Business Office
Great Location
(next to Citizen Federal)
Ready for Occupancy
Call 227-7413


No need for wet carpets. Dry .clean-,
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc 6/6
PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $255.00 per mo. Af-
fordable Living for low to middle in-
come families. Featuring 1, 2 &. 3
bedroom apts. with cn. h&a, energy
saving appliances, patios & outside
storage. For hearing impaired call
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housinj Op-
portunity. 6/6
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrlg.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carpoit &
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,.
Pets. .. :: .
FURNISHED
* 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.


ff ti1.6t


Apartment for Rent
* Downstairs apt. 2 bdrm. apt.,
517 1/2 4th St., 517 4th St.
Stove, refrlg., air cond.
$225 month.
(904) 227-5443
ifce6/e


Yard Sale: 279 Angel Fish St. (1st St.),
Highland View. Saturday, 8-2, June
1st Dolls & 1995 Holiday barbies,
dishwasher, T.V., baby clothes- lots of
odds and ends.
Sale of Ms. Annie's household goods
and numerous misc. items. The VFW
Aux. Post 10069 will be on hand to
help you Friday, May 31st and Satur-
day, June 1st at 109 N. .26th St.,
Mexico Beach, from 8 am..CST till ?
Carport Sale: Baby items, crafts,
wooden bateau. Jayco popup camper,
lots of other items, Saturday, June 1,
1201 Monument Ave. 8 a.m. until.
Yard Sale: Saturday. June 1, 8 a.m. -
noon. Baby items, clothing. furniture,
stereo, lots of misc. 136 Barbara Dr.,
Ward Ridge. ,
Garage Sale: 108 Hunter Circle (Fri.
31 and Sat. 01). 8 a.m. till. Stereo
am. fm, w/speakers, table lamps.
drapes and curtains, hunting and,
fishing items, clothes, toys. and lots
* more.,
Garage Sale: Saturday, June 1st, 305
Allen Memorial Way. Dec, pillows.
lamps and lots more. Starts 7:00 a.m-


until 12:uu p.m. ,



LOST&FOUS


FOUND: Wrist watch in Gulf County.
To claim call 904-265-3701. 2tp 5/23


Todd Land- and Development taking
applications for truck drivers and'
equipment operators. Hwy. C-30,
Simmons Bayou, 229-8397. Itc 5/30
Cleaning person, references required.
Call Connie 648-4112 after 7 p.m. or
leave message. 2tc 5/30


Need good mechanic with front end
experience. 227-1105. tfc 6/6
One full time position available for a
warehouse-delivery worker. Must
have a valid driver's license. Inquiries
please come by and pick up an appili-
cation: at Wallace Pump and Supply
Co., 15th St., Mexico Beach, 648-.
8161. 2tc5/23
Siding applicator, window installer, or
willing to learn. Call 647-3300.


The City of Mexico Beach Is currently
accepting applications for the position
of Police Chief. Applicant must be
willing to reside within a 3-mile radi-
us of Mexico Beach. Applicants mwst
possess current certification by the.
FDLE. All applicants must complete
the assessment through the .assess-
ment center of Gulf Coast Community
College. Benefit package includes:.
medical, retirement, paid holidays,
longevity pay, college tuition assis-
tance program. Salaried position: -
salary range $23,000 $25,000 DOE.
Applications will be accepted until
4:00 p.m. May 31. Applications are
available at City Hall, 118 N. 14th St.,
Mexico Beach, FL 32410. Job descrip-
tion and further information can be
obtained by contacting John Mcinnis.
City Administrator (904) 648-5700.
2tc 5/23


ELECTRICIAN / MAINTENANCE:
Must be certified, and' proficient in
electronic troubleshooting. Prefer
someone who lives in or near Port St.
Joe. Please send a brief resume detail-
ing; past experience to St Joe Con-
tainer Co., P. 0. Box 928, Port St
Jop, FL 32457. Attn: Marvin Hetrick.
2tc 5/23
Construction workers, carpentry and
laborers. Call 227-2121. 2tc 5/23
Licensed, real estate agent wanted.
Full or part-time position available.
Call 227-1892. tfc 5/16


Waltstaff ned&ed. Experienced only
need to apply. Apply at Fish House
Restaurant," Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach.
tfc 6/6


Certified Nursing Assistants: 11
p.m. -7 a.m. shift new pay scale rec-
ognizing experience. Apply in person
at Bay St. Joseph Care Center, 220
Ninth St. tfc 6/6
Now 'hiring waiters, waitresses, cooks,
dishwashers, full or part time, flexible
hours. Apply Julie's Restaurant, 222 -
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe. tfc 6/6
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica Financial Services. Take 'charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission Income potential, flexible
hours, mdny other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfe 6/6


I will paint your house. You supply
the paint, you name the price job
guaranteed Call Mark at 229-1045.
2tp 5/23

Pressure Washing, Houses, Mobile
SHomes, Residential, Commercial.
639-3028. tfc 6/6


POOL CARE

I Barfield's

229-2727













Special zing n Reroofs *
* Single-ply & Repairs
Where quality higher than price"
229-8631
Stf5/2

C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot cleaning,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box Ai C, Port St. Joe
Phone 229-6018

STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work,
24 Hr. Service
S UC IER01I3168 .INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND


904-229-8161
Fayo's Nail,&
Tanning Salon
TOTAL NAIL CARE "/
Certified Nail Technician V
1905 Long Ave., Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.


NEX MICRO computer sales. 342
Coronado St., Port St Joe, FL 32456.
Apalachicola Bay & Gulf Co. Cham-
bers. Desktops from $1099. Note-
books,- $1995. Full line of PC compo-
nents & Memory Point of Sale Equip.
- On Site'Service. INTERNET ACCESS
SERVICE thru IHQ. Contact Ron
Bordelon 904-227-6590. Email:
nexmicro@beaches.net 227-6590
Fax: 647-3339, H: 647-8339.


Small Engine

Repair

Barfield's 229-2727



DISCOUNT POOL
SUPPLIES
Barfield's 229-2727



Avon

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


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


TLC LAWN SERVICE
'Catering to All Your Lawn Service Needs"
MOWING, EDGING, TRIMMING, SPRAYING,
FERTILIZING, WEEDING, CLEAN OUTS,
SPRINKLER REPAIR, AND LANDSCAPING
Free Estimates
Call 229-6435 dfo4/6


NEX Microsystems
announces NEW PENTIUMS
starting at $1169,
P75 Multimedia $1,365,
P50's from $1799
227-6590 or 647-3339


LOANS D 8 I PAWN SHOP
"The Uttle House with the Big Deals"
Comer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahltchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Frl. 10-5, Sat. 9-12


Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer

LIC # RF0051642
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
ER 0011618

JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
,INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m. .
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
AL-ANON
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ


DISCOUNT HARDWARE
Barfield's

229-2727


* Residential
* Commercial


* Custom Wood
* Industrial


A 8 R Fence
feat F/ ad etetate :Wet'
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 9041 647-4047


LAWN CARE

Barfield's

229-2727


Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #Rc0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
S r' 9tp6/2


STUMP GRINDING
Average Stump $10.00
1-800-628-8733,
Tree Service & StUmp Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.


MOWING RAKING WEEDING
EDGING TRIMMING
LANDSCAPING LICENSED
C.' i,* aw

Service
Serving MexicoBeach, St. Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
"I 'will work for YOU!" -CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach, FL
(904)1648-8492


Roof Turning Black?
Rust or Mold on Your
House? Let Us Give You A
Free Estimate!





ALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
COMMERCIAL *.RESIDENTIAL
BILL WHITE
CHRIS MORRISON
227-2116
NEW NUMBER, SAME
GREAT SERVICES
,-,,tfc 5/2


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


Plus Small Engine Repairs
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First St.
Phone 227-2112


5x10 10xi0 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week-
ASKABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112


BOB'S PAINT &
BODY SHOP
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your B&dy Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Stfc4/6


-- Residential
'10 Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant'* Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
[ FAMILY OWNED
[ PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving GulCo. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
6548-3018


-THE PIANO MAN
!_ PIANO TUNING &
= REGULATION REBUILDING
' 'PIANO & FURNITURE
-.- REFINISHING -
RON KENT, TECHNICAL
S 784-6027 'TzI


Licensed Massage
Therapist
Carol J. Utazingr, L.M.T.
AMTA, NAVALT,
MA0018478
MM0006215 229-9358


.. "A/C, Heating, Refrigeration,.and Ice
Machine (Sales/Servicel
S* Ventilation Sheet Metal Fab. Natural
Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor


0 < Me44&4*a&
Se"r'vice o Wewahitchka, FL 32465
State Mt. #RM0066465 Ernie "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 1 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 4tc 5/2


SUcense No. R00033177

GEORGE AINNIE
PILING & CONSTRUCTION CO.
Foundation Piling Crane Rental
- Post Office Box 624 Telephone '(904) 229-4411
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 'Mobile (904) 227-6284








CUSTOM HOME PLANS
(904) 647-3548

Rose Mary Mapel
62'40 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


A L E N s G UL F
FALLEN'S GULF
7 ,: COAST IRRIGATION
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro.
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design
Allen Norris 229-8786 .Pump Repair ,


BUsiness and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

FRANK J. JS wrSK
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 ft 1/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456






Let us do the caring while you're awy
CARE IN YOUR HOME, SERVICE LOW AS $8.00 A DAY
Serving Port St. Joe and the Surrounding Areas
Call Joey and Marie 'Romanelli
(904) 229-1065 tfc1 2/14


RATES:
Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
50 for eqch additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
S week with no changes. Call
S227-1278 to place yours.
NOTE: NEW DEADLINE:
.. TUESDAY AT 10 A.M.
.>.:.-.:....:.2*** *: : ...,.4 4~


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TRADES & SERVICES


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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1996


Watermelons May Be Late This Year


Avion travel trailer, good condition,
sleeps 3-4, $4,500. 229-6800, Cape
San Bias. tfc 5/30
Heavy duty, Ig. capacity Whirlpool gas
dryer, used for 12 months, $250. Call
647-3380, leave message. 2tp 5/30
SAVE WATEI AND TIME Dri-Wash
"N .Guard Waterless Car Wash cleans,
olishes and protects your entire ve-
hicle without the use of water. Great
for boats tool For a FREE demonstra-
tion call 229-2765. 4tp 5/23
FREE PULPWOOD, YOU' CUT. 229-
6880. 2tc 5/23
Granular chlorinizer for pools, 75-
Ibs., $65. 229-1065. tfc 6/6
U-shaped computer desk (3 sides to
work with) bought from J. C. Penney's
5 mos. ago. Desk has sliding key-
board shelf, filing compartments, and
misc. other compartments. Wood
desk with sand-granite coloring. Paid
$385 with S&H. Firm $250. Comput-
er chair grayish tweed colored mate-
rial, rolls and reclines & chair has
arms, like new, $65. 2 living rm.
lamps bought from Imperial, copper
colored base w/black lamp shades,
rustec looking. $50 for pair or $30
each. Call 827-2916, If .not home,.
leave message. 2tc 5/23;
Daylilies all colors red, cream. laven-,
der, pink salmon, gold, peach. Jean
Stebel, 6760 Hwy., 71, White City.
827-1304. tfc 5/16
NEX Micro *- Computer Sales & Ser-
vice. PIONEX 133 MHz Pentium Mul-
timedia $17909, 16 Mb EDO RAM 1.6
Gb Western Digital HD Toshiba 6X
CD ROM 2 Mb MPEG Video Win'95 -
Perfect Office Quicken SE & morel
Other Pentium PC's starting at
$1099. Days: 227-6590, H: 647-
8339, FAX 904-647-3339 email Ron
Bordelon: nexmlcro@beaches.net
Full Line of Memory & PC Compo-
nents tfc 6/6
CARPENTRY. patio enclosure, siding,
windows installed, your home builL
additions, decks and more. All work is
guaranteed & done by a licensed gen-
eral contractor licensed #RG0066513.
Look at work 1 have done. If you like
It. hire me. Expert work and nothing
less. Of course free estimates. THE
HOUSE DOCTORS. 647-3300 or I -
800-919-HOUSE. tfc 6/6
Mushroom Compost. $15 yard. any-
time. 648-5165. tic 7/1


All Merchandise Is
Discounted at Least 25%.
MoItl items 50% and
evit ielow cost. This is
week 2 come & get it.


Wild Rose Antiques
at 8976 Hwy. 98 Beacon Hill
is converting to an
Antique Mall.
Two stories of antiques & col-
lectibles with ocean views eve-
rywhere. To make room for our
new vendors, we are liquidating
our present merchandise. Deal-
ers and collectors, this is an
opportunity to get incredible
deals on paper. jewelry. fabrics.
glass, paintings, dolls, furni-
ture. and more. All Items are
slashed. The sale begins now
and will continue till the items
are gone. For this sale we will
be open 7 days weekly, 10:30 -
5:30. Eastern Time.
MasterCard Visa -
Am. Express
647-3524
Dealers: inquire about booth
availability and view the
accommodations.






DOG GROOMING PLUS. 227-3611.
Professional grooming. special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfc 6/6
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelli, 229-1065. tfc 6/6



Ef^B~tA


Home for Sale: 2 blocks from beach. 2
bdrm., 2 ba.. liv. rm.. dining rm.. sit-
ting rm., kitchen, screened 'porch,
'carport & utility rm., partly furnished.
9442 Cockles Avenue, Beacon Hill.
2tc 5/30

For Sale: 3 8d.. 1, ba. newly painted
block home. new applL.. ceiling fans,
cen. h/a, nicely landscaped yard w/
various fruit trees, back deck. new
chain link fence & large workshop,
$45.500. 229-8151. 3tp 5/30
14'70' mobile home and 75'x150' lot
at 229 Selma St, St. Joe Beach, 2
bd., 2 ba., appliances, fenced yard,
647-3611. tfc6/6

St. Joe Beach 3 bdrm., 2 ba. modu-
lar home on corner lot. Lg. liv. rm.,
cathedral ceilings, ceiling fans. Pri-
vate master suite w/garden tub &
sep. dressing area; Price includes
range, reflg., microwave, carpet,
blinds,, 3-pc. living room suite. Lg.
garage w/workshop or storage area.
Front/back porches. Patio. $55,000.
Call 229-9205 after 5 p.m. tfc 6/6


For Sale by Owner: 4 yr. old 2 story
brick. Too many amenities to list
Built to northern specifications for
comfort and maintenance costs. Mov-
ing from state. Must sell! Appraisal
$130,000, sacrifice $110,000. 229-
8971 day or night. 4tc 5/30

1/2 Acre + Lots. Jones Homestead
area. Owner financing, easy terms.
Mobile homes and horses allowed.
Call Leonard Costin, 647-8317.
6tc 4/25
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,5000 down,
$132.16 mo. Call George, 229-6031.
tfc 6/6

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 6/6
For Sale: Cape San Bias, 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 6/6
2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, corner lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9
For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/flreplace and
home theatre system with .surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
util. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 6/6
Business for Sale: Phantry Building
and extra lot.' Income producing.
Three business units downstairs and
a manager's apartment,, Four hotel
rooms w/full baths upstairs. 24 cli-
mate-controlled mini-storage units
upstairs and down. Best location In
town for detail outlets. Call 1-800-
800-9894. t fc6/6
Half acre lots for sale. Hwy. 386,
Overstreet, Creekview Subd., $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-:
6031.L 'tfc6/6

1/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing. 227-
2020, ask for Billy., tfc 6/6
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 6/6





Want to buy: Small dinette table, rea-
sonably priced. Call 227-2124.
S : ltc5/30

Wanted: One set of drums. Call Bob
at 647-5106 or 227-2112 or 1-800-
727-3514 (pager). tfc 6/6





CIRCUIT COURT
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: The Marriage of
JAMES CARLTON BATEMAN.
Petitioner/Husband,
and Cace No. 96-155-CA.
LEHA ANGSTON BATEMAN,
Respondent/Wife.
/
NOTICE OF ACTION
70. LETA LAxNGSrON BATEMAN
113 Welwood Drive, West
Savannah. GA 31419
You are notified an action for dissolution of
marriage has been filed against you. You are
required to serve' a copy of your written defenses,
to It, if any, on James Carlton' Bateman, 120
Barbara Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, on or
before the 14th day of June. 1996, and file the
original of It with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on the Petitioner 'or immediately
thereafter, otherwise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the Petition.
Dated this the 10th day of May, 1996.
rmnny C. Outer
Clerk of Court
By:/a/ C. Bridges
4tc. May 16, 23, and 30 and June 6, 1996.


XIA, Al

ss
15 /7 7,


quartered in Orlando. Statistics
from the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture show Florida
is ranked number one in the na-
tion in watermelon production,
followed by Georgia, Texas and
California.
"Florida is a huge player in
the watermelon market because
our growers produce a large vol-
ume very quickly and very early,"
Watson said. "The prime months
for harvesting in Florida are April
through June, so we should be in
the middle of it now. But growers
are just now beginning to harvest
in the southern part of the state."


"We've had terrible spring
weather for growing melons,"
Don Maynard, a University of
Florida Professor, said. "Consu-
mers may have to wait a little
longer for watermelons."
Across the country, three bil-
lion pounds of watermelon is con-
sumed each year. USDA figures
show that it in 1995, Florida
growers produced 825 million
pounds of watermelons on 33,000
harvested acres around the state,
Watson said.
"Right now fresh cut water-
melons are quite perishable after


Thanks to a very late and ex-
tremely cold winter this year, con-
sumers will have to wait a little
longer to enjoy the refreshing sen-
sation of a mouthful of that tradi-
tional summer treat-the sweet
and juicy watermelon.
The highs and lows in the
weather patterns of the past two
months have slowed watermelon
plant growth and may slightly re-
duce crop yields in Florida and
around. the United States, said
William Watson, executive direc-
tor of the National Watermelon
Promotion Board, which is head-




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY., FLORIDA
Case No. 96-14-CP
Probate Division
IN RE The Estate of
VIRGINIA LYNN MILLS. a minor.
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMAND
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the
administration of the Estate of VIRGINIA LYNN
MILLS, a minor, deceased, Gulf County Probate
Division, Case No. 96-14-CP is pending in the,
Circuit Court for Gulf County. 'Florida, Probate
Division, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street, Port Saint Joe, Florida 32456. The personal
representative of the Estate of VIRGINIA LYNN
MILLS., Is Reba Rhames, whose address Is Post
Office Box 547, :Wewahitchka, FL 32465. The
name and address of the personal representative's
attorney is set forth below,
All persons having claims or demands
against the Estate are required, WITHIN THREE.
MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file with the,
clerk of the above court a written statement of any
claim or demand they may have. Each claim must
be in writing and must Indicate the basis for the
claim, the name and address of the creditor or his
agent or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the
claim Is not yet due, the date when It will become
due shall be stated. ir the claim Is contingent or
unliquidated. the nature of the uncertainty shall
be stated. If the claim Is secured, the security shall
be described. The claimant shall deliver sufficient
copies of the claim to the clerk to enable the clerk
to mall one copy to the personal representative.
All persons interested in the estate'to whom
a copy of this Notice of Administration has been
mailed are required. WITHIN THREE MONTHS
FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE, to file any objections they may
have that challenges the validity or accuracy of the
inventory of this estate which has been filed in the
above-captdoned case. the qualifications of the
personal representative, the Pentnor, for
Administration. Letters of Administration, or any
other matters relating to this Estate. or the venue
or Jurisdiction of-the court.
ALL, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
Date of first publication of this Notice of
Administration Is May 23. 1996.
REBA RHAMES
As Personal Representative of the
Estate of VIRGINIA LYNN MILLS. a minor
ATTORNEYS FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
william R. Waters. Esquire
Fla. Bar No.: 0071080
William W. Cony. Esquire
Fla. BarNo.: 167791
Skelding, Labasky, Cony, Eastman,4,
Hauser &.Jolly. P.A.
Post Office Box 669
Tallahassee. Florida 32302
(9Q4) 222-3730
2tc. May 23 and 30. 1996.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
:Bid No. 9596-S31
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
qualified person, company or corporation
interested in constructing the following project:
WHITE CITrrY PARK (DOCK CONSTRUCTION)
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
Plans and specifications can be obtained at
Preble-Rlsh. Inc.. 402 Reid Avenue. Port SL Joe.
Florida 32456. (9041 227-7200. The bid must
conform to Section 287.13313) Florida Statutes, on
Public entity crimes. .
, Completion date for this project will be 60 days
from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to
the successful bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete the
project on the specified date will be set at S100 00 .
per day
Please indicate on the envelope that this Is a
sealed bid, the-bid number and what the bid Is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time,
on June 11. 1996. at the Gulf County Clerk's
Office, 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, and will be opened and read aloud on June
11. 1996. at 6:05 p.m. Eastern Time. The Board
reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $50.00
per set and is non-refundable Checks should be
made payable to PREBLERISH, INC.
2tc. May 30 and June 6. 1996
NOTICE
The Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board is
issuing a Request for Proposals for Titles IA, IIC.
and III Programs in accordance with the provisions
of the Job Training Partnership Act.
The following are allowable activities to be
provided: Recruitment,' Intake Certification,
Assessment,'" Basic Skills Training,
PreEmployment/Work Maturity, Citizenship Skills,
Odcupational Skills Training, Counseling, Case
Management,- Job Placement, and Supportive
Seirvlces.
For more information call (904) 872-3853. RFPs
are due by June 7, 1996, at 1:00 P.M. (Cst).
Minority businesses are encouraged to apply.
Itc., May 30. 1996.


Dear'Counselor,
I have a very good friend who
recently went th rough an unwant-
ed divorce. The couple was mar-
ried a very short time and there
were no children. Since the
divorce, my friend has been acting
very strangely. At work she is all
smiles and efficiency, but when
she goes home, she goes to .bed
and doesn't get up until she has
to the next morning.
She had a large collection of
antique Jewelry that she once took
great pride in. Recently she gave it
all away' to friends. She used to
love to paint, but her easel and
painting materials are in the attic
and have not been used in.
months. She doesn't drink any-
thing at home but coffee, and
keeps nothing in her refrigerator.
She says shopping and running
other errands "wear her out." She
told me she got a letter from a
creditor threatening her with
court action if she didn't pay a
bill. She threw it in the garbage,
saying it was "too much" to deal
with. She earns a good salary and
has plenty of money so that's not
the problem. She's lost a lot of
weight and looks like a ghost of
her former self. How can I help?
Signed, Worried

Dear Worried,
Let me first say that she 'is
very fortunate to have a con-
cerned and caring friend able to
notice the changes irn her since
- the divorce occurred. .
Secondly1 it sounds like your
Friend may be suffering from
depression of some sort, as she
,attempts to adjust to the pain of
being divorced. Although the
divorce itself may have been. a
relief, the feelings of having
"failed" or being "unloved" pnay be
present, as well as feelings of grief
for the severed relationship. Your
friend may need to speak to a
counselor for these issues, but
probably ,wouldn't on her own.
Perhaps you and some of her
other friends can gently suggest
that she seek therapy and even
offer to go with her-the first time,
if it will help her-to take this step.
It might also be possible that she.
needs an anti-depressant in order
to help her function well enough
so that she can begin paying her
bills, getting out of bed more, and
in general, taking control of her
life again. Most importantly, giv-
ing away prized possessions and
not paying her bills are red flags
that may indicate suicidal
thoughts.
Ask her if she is thinking
such, thoughts. If so, the
Guidance Clinic has a counselor
on-call 24 hours per day for emer-
gencies. Contact us immediately
or have your friend call. The
phone number is 227-1145. Your
local mental health agency might
/


Sbe able to answer any questions
you have.: In Gulf County that
agency is Gulf County Guidance
Clinic located at 311 Williams-
Avenue. Or, if you wish, you may
phone them at the number men-
tioned above. Again, thank you for
being concerned about your
friend and it is my hope that she
gets the help she needs and
deserves.

Sincerely,
Laura Rogers, M.S.
Outreach Counselor

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
227-1145.


they're cut, and what doesn't sell
is taken as a loss by retailers,"
said Steve Sargent, an associate
professor of post harvests physi-
ology in UF/IFAS horticultural
sciences department. "By devel-
oping a new series of handling
and packaging techniques, grow-
ers will see watermelon sales
stimulated, retailers will see high
returns and consumers will get
convenience in a high quality,
more consistent product. Water-
melons have lots of vitamin C and
no fat, so they fit perfectly into a
consumer's healthy diet. With
new packaging methods, people
can see exactly what they're get-
ting, and it will last much longer."
Seedless watermelon varieties
appear to be better suited for
fresh cut use because they have a
longer shelf life than seeded mel-
ons. Seedless watermelons also
provide growers with a higher
yield per acre and are a better
tasting, sweeter melon than their
seeded counterparts.
But these days, consumers
will find that the availability of
seedless melons is limited in com-
mercial markets, primarily be-
cause of the high costs incurred
by growers to plant




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