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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: July 4, 1996
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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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USPS 518-880

FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR, NUMBER 44


Olympic



Torch



On Way



to Atlanta

Via Wewahitchka
Tuesday Morning
Hundreds of people gathered
along Highways 22 and 71 and In
Lake Alice Park to greet the
Olympic torch runners as they
passed through WeWahltchka
enroute to Tallahassee Tuesday
morning. Everywhere the red.
white and bl e was being worn,
waved, or exhibited to show Gulf
County's patriotic spirit for the
Olympic games being held in
Atlanta, Georgia beginning later
this month.
The torch, along with an
extensive entourage, has made its
way across many states, and
15,000 miles on an 84-day Jour-
ney, as It makes its way to Atlanta
for the official torch lighting cere-
mony to mark the beginning of the
Olympics.
Local runner Cody Calhoun
brought the torch into
Wewahltchka where Sherrie Jones
made the exchange in front of
Wewa Hardware before stopping
on the shores of Lake Alice.
Mayor Ray Dickens welcomed
the Olympic torch entourage to
the northern Gulf city, and intro-
duced an Olympic coordinator.
who gave a brief history of the
Olympf6 gam.es. Ancient Greeks,
a federation of -city-states who
were in constant warfare, began
Sthe tradition of the Olympic
Games. During the span of the
games. runners went out to the
city states and a time of peace was
declared and the warriors partici-
pated in peaceful games against
one another.
One, of the reasons the
Olympic Torch Relay decided to
stop at Lake Alice Park. was the
huge reception the Wewahitchka
community gave the relay in its
trial run held earlier this year.,
Modern day Olympics began a
hundred years ago, and have
become a major world-wide event,
held every four years, with ath-,
letes from all parts of the globe
converging on the host city to try
to win the ultimate, a gold medal,
designating them as the best ath-
lete in the world in their particu-
lar event.
Over 26 sports are recognized
as official Olympic competitions,
and are being held in numerous
cities in Georgia and its surround-
ing southern states.
The Olympic Torch Relay, as
it is officially known, was an excit-
Ing event Tuesday morning,' as
many Wewahitchkans got an early
start to view the torch as it got to
their town at 7:30. It was a once-
In-a-lifetime event and no one
wanted to miss the chance to say,
"I saw the Olympic torch".


THE


STAR


INDUSTRY DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, JULY 4,1996


Scallop s!


Season Opens For A 60-Day
Period For Popular Bivalve;
St. Joe Bay Supply Plentiful
Boaters took to the water first thing Monday morning, vying
to be first in St. Joseph's Bay for the annual opening of the scal-
lop season which seems to be growing shorter and the scallops
more scarce every year.
But things seem to be different this season. The popular
shellfish have been showing up in large numbers, according to
early samples of numbers and size of the bivalve. Usually they
are small and short in numbers at the opening of the season,
which opened on the first of the month and continues through
August. .
SCALLOPS ALMOST UNIQUE
Scallops are almost unique to St. Joseph's Bay. The mol-
lusks, which were formerly plentiful all around both coasts of:
Florida, are now found only in waters about 75 miles in both di-
rections from the bay, with St. Joseph's Bay being the central or
"hot spot" in this small area.
The Marine Fisheries Commission has attempted to stop
scallop harvesting "to allow them to recover"; blaming their dis-
appearance on the heavy pressure from gatherers. Only last-
minute super efforts by the Chamber of Commerce two years ago
kept the Bay from being closed. The season was shortened and
the limit to the number which could be taken was cut back, in'
an effort to maintain a scallop population.
Champions' of the bivalves blame their disappearance from
other waters to development and encroachment by man. causing
pollution to the bays and inlets they inhabit.


Cody Calhoun, right, running with the Olympic Torch, lights the relay torch held by
Sherrie Jones early _.Uqsday morning as the Olympic Relay passed through Wewahitchka.
Bryan Bazley ran along with them as an escort through town. -Star photo




-Gulfto .servePlayful Fourth

Fireworks, GamiS, Frolic and Food In St. Joe and Wewa


July Fourth promises to be a
a fun-filled patriotic holiday in


Gulf County as both Port St. Joe
and Wewahitchka are planning


City Fire Marshal Al Ray and Fire Department officers
Scott Baker and John Ford unpack fireworks for tonight's
huge pyrotechnic display.

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A Large crowd turned out--even at 7:30 through Wewahitchka, on its determined
in the morning-Tuesday, to witness the route to the. games in Atlanta which start
carrying of the Olympic Torch as it passed later this month..


gala events to mark the celebra-
tion of America's Independence
Day. The day will culminate with
fireworks displays. and both cities
lnmlte the public to view the color-
ful pyrotechnic displays to end
the holiday.
Festivities will begin in Port
SL Joe at 4:00 at the Frank Pate
Park next to First Union Bank.
Fun and games, live music, and
recognition of our country's veter-
-'ans will highlight the celebration.
Games will Include watermel-
on seed spitting contests, sack
races, three-legged races, all of
which feature lots of fun and fel-
lowship. Judges will determine
the person they deem as best
dressed in patriotic attire.
Tonya Nixon, chairperson of
the 'event and representing the
Port St. Joe Merchants
.Association, is excited about the
fun, prizes, and chance to show
our patriotism. If you don't have a
chance to eat before hand, or if
you haven't had enough to eat. be
sure to visit the., several food
booths which will be offering suc-
culent treats.
w' The annual fireworks show
.,will fill the evening sky with a dis-
play of colorful, pyrotechnic
explosions. The display will be
. exploded tver St Joseph Bay at
the western edge of the park. The
City of Port St Joe furnishes the
display and it is detonated by the
,fire department.
WEWAHITCHKA'S
CELEBRATION
In Wewahitchka, crowds will
gather on the shady shores of
Lake Alice under giant oak trees
to show their patriotic spirit.
.Festivities will begin at ,10:00,
central time, with food, fun, and
'entertainment, continuing until
.2:00.. Greased pole climbing, sack
races, tug of war contests, canoe
racing,-watermelon eating contest
and numerous other games will
Sbe featured.
'A gigantic fireworks display
will begin at 8:30 central time,
With the fireworks beings detonat-
ed over.Lake Alice.
The fire department of
Wewahitchka will detonate the
pyrotechnics, which are furnished
by donations and the city. A fes-
tive street dance will begin follow-
ing the fireworks display.
The Wewahitchka celebration
activities have been planned and
sponsored' by the Wewahitchka
Chamber of Commerce, with
Carolyn Husband serving as gen-
eral chairman of the celebration.


Boats flood area landings on the first day of scallop
season, with their owners eager to get a quick start at se-
curing their two-gallon limit.
The scallops have continued to thrive in St. Joseph Bay,
which has been identified by experts to be almost pristine in its
condition. Even so. scallops are, a migrating species which can
disappear and re-appear overnight. The bay scallops are rela-
tives to the calico scallops which appear mysteriously in the area
periodically about 30 miles off shore in great numbers. They are
here for a while and. then, disappear just as mysteriously as
they appeared.
GATHERING IS LIMITED
Scallops can be taken from July 1 through August 31, in wa-
ters from. the mouth of the Suwannee River to the Alabama line,
only, in the state of Florida.
A gatherer may take two gallons of unshucked scallops per
day., with no more than 10 gallons per boat, regardless of how
many occupants are in the 'boat. If shucked, limits are one pint
per person or five pints per boat [whichever is less].
Anyone who is required to have a license to fish in saltwater
is also required to. have a permit to harvest scallops, according
to the Florida Marine Patrol.
The only exemption to the license requirement Is if you are a
Florida resident wading in not more than four feet of water and
are not using any type of breathing device [including snorkel] to
aid in locating the scallops.
If purchased through the county Tax Collector's office resi-
dents can expect to pay $13 for a one-year saltwater fishing li-
cense or they can pay $11 for a 10-day permit. Non-residents
can purchase a three-day license for $6, a seven-day license for
$16 or an annual license for $31. 'Licenses purchased through a
sub-agent, such as marina, convenience store, or tackle shop,
can expect to pay 504 more.
"RED TIDE" DOESN'T HURT SCALLOPS
According to, the Florida Marine Patrol, and other officials,
(See SCALLOPS on Page 3)


Bascom Resident Quick to Reveal
His Candidacy for Trammell's Post


Jamey Westbrook, well driller
and farmer from Bascom in
northeast Jaqkson County, 'has
announced his candidacy for the
District 7 seat, Florida House of
'Representatives. Westbrook cur-
rently serves 'in this third term as
member of the District Board of
Trustees of Chipola. Junior Col-
lege.
According to Westbrook, the
District 7 seat is critical to the
people who live and work in
northwest Florida. He pledges to
serve the people of the district


With integrity while working to se-
cure. the best and most for 'the
area regarding any legislation. As
a small businessman, he feels
uniquely prepared to understand
the concerns of the average work-
ing person. Westbrook says that
he has' both the "know-how" and
'the 'want-to" to effectively serve
District 7.
He is the first candidate to
.announce for the seat' vacated
last week by Robert Trammell of
Marianna, who said he was step-
ping down after five terms in the
position.


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THE STAR

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JULY 4,1996


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The Star-Spangled Banner

By Francis Scott Key

Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad.stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air
Gave proof thro' the night that ourflag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?
On the shore, dimly seen thro' the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines on the stream:
Tis the star-spangled banner; oh, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave
And where is that band, who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution;
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.
and the star-spangled banner fn triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.
Oh, thus be it ever when free men shall stand,
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation;
Blest with victr'y and peace, may the Heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer:we must, when our cause it is just;
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust!"
And the Star-spangled Banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.


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Hunker Down with Kes byKesleycolbert


Living


Liberty.
I remember the first time I
pondered over that word. We
were standing near the center of
what passed for our little city
park. We weren't at attention
mind you, but we were pretty
ram rod straight Daddy had de-
manded "silence" and you'd bet-'
ter believe I wasn't about to even
cough. We .stared up at a speak-
er who went on and on and on
and on. I had no idea what he
was talking about, but I gathered
he was quite fond of some old
guys named Washington and Jef-'
ferson and Franklin. I think they
all must 'a lived at Valley Forge,
which to the best of my recollec-
tion, wasn't no where close to
our' neck of the woods. To tell
you the truth, I didn't know
where it was. I quit listening and
went to trying to count the red,


white and blue ribbons pinned to
his straw hat. I was game for
anything that would help stove
off the boredom of "just standing
there" on that long ago Fourth of
July afternoon.
Liberty.
I knew what the word meant.
Listen, if I was free, really free, I.
wouldn't have to stand here like
a totem pole between Leon and
David Mark listening to Mr. War-
ren talk about people who I'd
surmised to be mostly dead. I
managed to cut one eye over to
the unmanned cannon. Some
thoughtful soul yeais back had
parked an old World War I artil-
lery gun on the southeast comer
of the park. If I was free to do
what I wanted to do I'd climb up
on that big barrel and fire a few
shots at the post office. Me and
David could take the whole town
if we would just get "over there" .
. .'. .Mr. Warren, mercifully, gur-
gled to an end. "Dad, can I go
home with Ricky Gene and help
him shoot off his firecrackers?
"Not this time, son, we've got
work to do at the house." And
they call it Independence Day!


. And Learning


Liberty.
Ten Julys later 1. of course.
understood the celebration at the
park. I truly was thankful for the
sacrifices and I could and did ap-
preciate the freedoms others had
fought and won for us. For me. I
had also turned sixteen by now
and that brand new driver's li-
cense was burning a hole in my
pocket. "Dad, I think I'll go for a
little spin, 'maybe cruise the
Dairy Bar, wheel out to the lake,
come back by-"
"I think not!"
For the next two years Dad
and'I fought the War for My In-
dependence all over again. He
didn't understand didley about
my rights. My freedoms! "Dad, I
can't believe you won't let met
We're just going over to Hunting-
don to' the races. Then we're rid-
ing; out to the Rainbow to see if
Jerry Lee actually shows up, for
once and then everybody Is plan-
ning to spend the night at Yogi's
. or maybe Ricky Gene's.
Everybody is going All the other
parents are letting"
"Son, not this parent .. "
I explained to him once how he


was suppressing my Individual
creativity and Infringing on my
rights as a citizen and holding
me in this house against my will.
He laughed! "And all this
time I thought I was just cramp-
ing your style."
Liberty.
I went off to college in 1965.
Free at last, free at last, free at.
- I had classes to. get to. And
football practice. And my work in
the dining hall. And mandatory :
chapel. And baseball practice.
And study hall. And tests, tests,
tests. And Saturday afternoon
labs. I called home. "Dad, I need
some advice."
"Kes, you remember all those
times growing up when you
wanted to riake all the deci-
sions."
"Yes sir."
"I think you're ready."
"But I don't want my inde-
pendence howl"
' Liberty.
I got married the week before
the Fourth of July, 1974. One of
the greatest things about fee-
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


Robert, You Did


Us A Good Job'

SO, ROBERT TRAMMEL isn't going to run for re-election
to the Florida Legislature for another term. That may be good for
Robert but it certainly isn't good for Gulf County. Robert had
roots and more than a few friends here [this writer, among them]
who will miss'our easy access to the workings of the Legislature.
That friendship and easy access didn't always get what we were
after, accomplished, but at least we weren't just ignored! Our
case was heard and heard effectively.
Maybe we'll find out that his influence will still extend to
most facets of the Legislature and the Cabinet, even though he
isn't there on a daily basis. It did and continues to be so with
our friend William J. Rish, who also arrived at the period in his
life when he had experienced enough.:.I
WE'VE BEEN BLESSED to have honest and effective repre-
sentation, for the most part, over the years in the Florida Legis-
lature. Our representatives have all had the county and his dis-
trict uppermost in his mind every time something was revealed
in Tallahassee which could be of an asset to us. We've been well
represented over the years and Robert Trammell's watch has
certainly been no: exception to that situation.
We can recall several occasions when Gulf County needed an
influential voice to speak in its behalf and Robert has never
failed to do just that. He not only mollified us by being sympa-
thetic with our cause, he actively pursued the situation or situa-
tions we desired. Best of all, he would call and report how our
position was faring.
WE KNOW ROBERT can do better for he and his family,
sticking to his private law practice and we can't blame him for
having his family's interest foremost in his thoughts. He had our
interest and welfare foremost in his activities for several years
and Gulf County, for one, is going to miss him.
We hope we do ias well with the next man we send to Talla-
hassee.




Momma's Dollar For Fireworks Wouldn't Go Very Far At "J.R.'s"


I WAS PASSING the Wewa-
hitchka State Bank one of the re-
cent' hot-enough-to-be-July days,
late last week, and I got- a mild
surprise. The bank's time-and-
temperature sign, keeps us all in-
formed of just how hot [or cold] it
is and displays the bad [or sad]
news to everyone in big bold nu-
nmerals.
This particular day-it was a
hot, hot, humid mid-afternoon
when the temperature is the hot-
test-the sign was blank! No indi-
cation that the temperature was
an uncomfortable reading, knock-
ing on the 100 degree peg to
make spectators sweat just that
much more.
The only indication as to
what the temperature 'reading
was, was the river of sweat run-
ning down the small of my back. I
KNEW it was hot, even though
the sign was not advising me and
others.
I thought about that thing for
a while, trying to reach a conclu-


sion as to why the' sign wasn't'
telling us how hot it was nor what
time it was. The sign was non-
commitall
Why was that?
Well, I pondered the question
for a moment or two and came up
with two answers. You can select
the one you will accept as the
cause for the sign being, blank
and you [and I] can be wrong.
My solution to the mystery
was that either the sign was brok-
en-a very real possibility-or
else the sign had adopted the atti-
tude that you just didn't really
want to kpowl
It was that hot.


IT USUALLY IS, around the
Fourth. That doesn't seem to stop
people from celebrating or flock-
ing to the beach, or migrating to
the creek, or just relaxing in gen-
eral. Some places people enjoy a
baseball game or a picnic or at-
tend a fireworks display. The day
isn't exactly wasted, even though
it is usually hot. i
July Fourth is usually spent
enjoying some "quality time".
Mine, this year is being spent
observing my mother-in-law's
90th birthday. We did that last
week and the Fourth will be spent
in recovering.
All the kids joined in giving


her a huge barbecue and "friends
come calling" event Saturday af-
ternoon.
This shared the Saturday af-
ternoon with a bridal shower
which was given for the bride-to-
be of one of my grandsons. I. was
looking through the papers for
last July the other day and found
that we had given Randy's broth-
er and his bride-to-be a shower
last year during the July Fourth
holiday.
There won't be another next
year because Randy and Michael
don't have a brother. But, wait a
minute. Both Eric and Wes-from
two other Ramsey families-are
marriageable age, and both are
courting serious-likel ,We just
may have another shower next
July Fourth.

SHOWERS AND anniversar-
ies; it looks as if we are going to
be busy with both for a while.
Frenchie and I will celebrate
our 50th anAiversary in Septem-


ber of this year. I've come to the
conclusion that if you celebrate
your 50th anniversary, it doesn't
seem like it could be that long ...
ever
If you have trouble making it
to your fifth anniversary, it
SEEMS like 501
I guess Frenchie and I have
made it because both of us "have
stayed busy. We didn't have time
to fuss or engage in any extra-
curricular activity. There were six
children to raise ... and feed ...
and clothe ...
I'm going to take off that day
and do nothing.

IT'S FUNNY HOW your val-
ues change, right along with your.
size and your age. The Fourth
was almost my favorite holiday
when I was a child. I couldn't
wait to get at those firecrackers
on the morning of the Fourth.
Usually, I was up at the crack of
day, and in just a few minutes I
was poised over those fuses,; with


my "punk" glowing, Just waiting
for the neighbors to wake up so I'
could set off the first firecracker.
They were usually all-gone by
sun-upt
The entire dollar's'worth!
Momma always gave us. a dol-
'lar the eve of the Fourth and al-
lowed us to buy the type fire-
works we wished. We'd buy the
most bang for the buck. We didn't
waste money oh roman candles :
or sky rockets,. We'd buy whatev- .
er had the' most firecrackers in
the package.

A COUPLE OP, weeks ago, as
we were returning' from Atlanta,
10-year-old grandson. A. J., be-'
gan to put in at the outskirts of
Atlanta, to stop at "J. R.'s".
Well it-Just:so happens that
"J.R.'s" happens to have the most
fireworks you ever laid eyes on,
right at the Florida-Alabama line.
I couldn't have gotten very far
with Momma's dollar in there


St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
July.5 1:54 p.m. H 1.2 10:56 p.m. L 0.4
July 6 1:13 p.m. H 0.9 10:02 p.m. L 0.6
July 7 7:03 a.m. H 1.0 7:58 p.m. L 0.5
July 8 6:56 a.m. H 1.2 5:59 pi.m. L 0.3
July 9 7:18 a.m. H 1.4 6:07 p.m. L 0.2
July 10 7:52 a.m. H 1.6 6:37 p.m. L 0.1
July 11 8:31 p.m. H 1.7 7:12 p.m. L 0.0


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE FL THURSDAY 6


One of City's First Automobile Agency Buildings Torn Down


Old Defunct M.


G. Lewis and Sons Garage Is Victim of Wrecking Crews to Remove Haven of Crack Dealers


Part of the history of early
Port St. Joe came under the
wrecker's ball last weekend as the
old M. G. Lewis and Sons Garage,
located adjacent to the AN Rail-
road overpass, was leveled by city
park crews.
The old building, which had
been vacant and deteriorating
since the death of its last owner,
Duffy Lewis, was leveled as a part
of the community policing pro-
gram grant recently received by
the city.
The grant is designed to clean
up neighborhoods and level
structures which have been said
to be associated with criminal ac-
tivities since they have become
vacant. The city has demolished
23 such structures during the
past year and a half of carrying
out this program.
Police Lt. James Hersey said,
"The old building has been sus-
pected of harboring crack cocaine
use and other similar operations
in the recent past." When it was
torn down, there were evidences
that the structure had been the
regular meeting place of some
sort of activity.








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There has been some sort of
commercial activity on the site
,since around 1910, during the
early days of the rebirth of old St.
Joseph as the modem city of Port
St. Joe. According to local histori-
ans, the first version of the build-
ing was erected by a sawmill op-
eration.
During early days of the re-
birth of Port St. Joe it was used
by the lumber operations as a dry
kiln building by the Calhoun
Lumber Company. Then in late
1928, it was secured and pressed
into use as an auto repair garage
and agency by the late M. G. Lew-
is. During the next couple of
years, Lewis also added the
names of his sons to the business
which operated continually until
Duffy Lewis' death a few years
ago.
According to court land own-,
ership records, the property was
deeded to M. G. Lewis, H. B. Lew-
is, and D. M. Lewis on September
30, 1930 by Maritime Land Com-
pany.,
The Lewises used the old
building to operate a Hudson
Agency. They later added the Wil-


Scallops from Page 1
the scallops are not affected by the "Red Tide" which has been
plaguing the area for the past few weeks. The malady has shown
up in reduced evidence in St. Joseph's Bay, but fish kills have
been minimal, mostly in the St. Joe Beach area which is closer
to the Gulf waters.
Scallops are not affected because one. eats only the muscle
meat which joins the two sides of the scallop shell. The only rea-
son other shell fish are declared tnsafe is because other por-
tions [such as the entire oyster and clam] are eaten.


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Pornography When putting out a
campfire, drown the fire,
Charges stir it, and drown it again.


Interruption

Florida Power linemen worked. fast to restore electric
power which failed all over town for about an hour Friday af-
ternoon. Line foreman Andy Tuten said the power outage oc-
curred when a connector between two transmission lines
shorted out, burning the line in two. The short happened at
the intersection of Fifth Street and Garrison Avenue.
i Here, the ruptured line is being re-connected by the
0' crew, using a bucket truck for access to the trouble spot.

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Josephine Smith, 66. of SL
Joe Beach has been indicted by a
federal grand jury in Pensacola on
two counts relating to child
pornography and the illegal use of
the U. S. Postal Service.,
According to Beryl Hedrick
. (U.S. Postal-rnspe'tor specializing
'in child pornography). Smith's
charges were taken to the grand
Jury following a joint investigation
by the U. S. Postal Service, Florida
Department of Law Enforcement,
and the Gulf County Sheriffs
office. Charges of producing and
mailing child pornography and
possession of child pornography
were handed down by the grand
Jury.
Smith is being held without
bond in the Escambla County jail.
Trial is set for August 26th at the
federal courthouse in Panama
City.


Kesley
(From Page 2)
dom is that it can be shared.
Liberty.
I finally got to be the daddy.
I'm holding the little hands and
explaining "self-evident", "en-
dowed by their Creator" and "un-
alienable rights". I've come full
cycle and I am truly free-except.
now when I get ready to go some-
where, one of the boys is sick. I
missed the Colbert family: golf
tournament 'cause Josh had a
little league game. I missed my
class reunion because of Jesse's
piano recital . ... And they
were both teenagers at the same
time, together, the two of them,
side by side for y hat I thought
for a while there, was going to be
forever. You talk about a strain
on everybody's Independence,
system .
Liberty.
I'm celebrating this Fourth of
July like never before. Every year
that passes I, realize a little more
just how special a place we've got
here . .
Thankfully,
Kes





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lis Overland line of automobiles
and were one of the first automo-
bile agencies in. Port St. Joe.
The first agency was owned
by Bob Nedley of Apalachicola,
who opened a Model T Ford place.
T. H. Stone, one of the early
founders of the city, also sold au-
tomobiles out of his store on Reid.,
Avenue. More recently, the Nedley
Agency and Stone's business
were followed by W. 0. Anderson
with St. Joe Motor Company in
1937. Still later, these were
Joined by a Chevrolet, Pontiac,
and Dodge agencies.
At one time, Port St. Joe had
five thriving automobile agencies.
Now it has none.
The Lewis business seemed


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Highway 98 was built over the
Apalachicola Northern Railroad
tracks which run immediately be-
hind the Lewis property.
At that time, things went
downhill for M. G. Lewis and
Sons as well as other car agen-
cies in Port St. Joe. The Lewis
family blamed the demise of their
particular business on the over-
pass and it was involved in sever-
al years of litigation with the state
Department of Transportation for
damages to their business, the
Lewis family claimed.
The vacant property is .still
owned by the Lewis family survi-
vors. What part its future use will
have to play in Port St. Joe's fu-
ture is. still a mystery.


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Feted At Shower
Hostesses Renee Densrnoie, Carolyn Royal, Pat Strayer, Karen Borden, Tawny Butler, Jody Gibbs
and.Tonyia Lyles served at a bridal shower on Tuesday, June 18, given for Dianne Herring who was,
to wed Steve Parrish on June 21. On the photo above from left are Minnie Herring, the honoree's
grandmother, Mina Herring, the honoree's mother, the honoree, and Audrey Ayers, the groom-elect's
mother.


Laura at Large
byI


Autumn San'Lea Merriel
Look Who's Two!
Autumn San'Lea Merriel cele-
brated her second birthday on
Saturday. April 29. She had a Po-
cahontas party at her home with
family and friends.
Autumn Is the daughter of
Erika and Bobby Merriel.

Granny Hicks
Celebrates 90th
On Sunday. July 7. Mae
Hicks will be celebrating her 90th
birthday. The celebration will be
at the home of her daughter and
son-in-law. Mary and Bill Whit-
field at 446 Bonita Street in High-
land View from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
All friends and relatives are
cordially invited. She looks for-
ward to seeing everyone there.


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Tonight, I'm going for my first-
piano lesson. It is in a part of
Panama City which I am not fa-
miliar with. The odds are greater
than winter following fall that I
will get lost. That's why I'm start-
ing out three hours early.
Now, before you guys start
making those chauvinistic com-
ments about women drivers,
women not being able to-read
maps. and women In general, put
on the brakes. You just don't un-
derstand. I am one of those souls
who does know North from
South, and, if you tell me very de-
tailed directions, I probably can
get there. The problem is, I get
distracted, and all of a sudden,
I'm lost without a clue, usually in
a neighborhood where you need
automatic weapons in order to
leave with all your hubcaps.
I am also' stubborn, and
sometimes a little arrogant. This
complicates things. Like, during -
the time when, as a student at
Troy State on a boring Friday
night, I decided 'to go down to
Panama City Beach. The obses-
sive-compulsive planner-control
freaks among you will groan at
this blatant display, of no i hpulse
control. If you go on a trip, you
plan it a year ahead of time, with
"trip tiks" from AAA, and even get
the car serviced before you go. I
go, and figure everything will kind
of work out And generally, it
does. Generally.
So, that Friday night, I get
into my 1982 Oldsmobile Omega
(a car they dop't make anymore
for good reasons) and load up my
cocker spaniel and my collie dog
and head down the Elba highway.
No map. Very little money. No
food. No plan. No clue. It's nine
o'clock central time, and my car
is making this real scary clicking
sound in the engine. (This is the
part of the; story where my stub-
bornness comes in). But I was go-
ing to go. by ,George, and didn't
want to hear about it. So I do fine
till I get to a place in Florida
where I have to, ,at an intersec-
tion, choose a road.
Interested readers might note
that at that moment I was, if I
* had stayed on that road, 17 miles
from West Bay. (This is the part


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Laura Rogers


of the story where my arrogance
comes in.) I could have kept on
going, but it was 12 midnight, I.
was tired, the dogs were being ob-
noxious and I had this funny feel-
ing I was doing something poten-
tially regrettable. And the dark
road up ahead didn't look right: I
thought that the road to the left
looked like the "right" road. And,
yes, there was a gas station at my
left. Probably had a couple of,
maps there for sale. But no, I had
inherited from my Greek and Vi-
king ancestors (Dad's side) an un-
erring ability to find my way. I did
not need a map. (This is where
the real arrogant part of this sto-
ry begins.)
Three hours later, I realize
that something is. not right. Not
only again I not anywhere near a
beach, but I'm not near anything.
No street lights, no houses, no
communities. Finally. when I'm
beginning to think I've dropped
into a scene from Deli.erance, a
green road sign appears. It tells
me I'm 25 miles from Dothan, Al-
abama. The road that looked
"right" had taken me back to-i
wards home.
Humility, they say is good for"
everyone. Humbling experiences
are those which build the charac-
ter and make you better later in
life. (I'm still waiting.) That night,
at about three a.m. I went to the
gas station at that intersection
and bought a map. It got me to
Panama about 30 minutes later.
Not having a hotel room,
"Scratch", "Sheba" and myself,
spent two or three very uncom-
fortable hours in a parking lot
that wouldn't tow us off for sleep-
ing there. The next day, too tired"
to enjoy the beach, I headed back
home about lunchtime.
Was I wiser for the experi-
ence? Don't know. Maybe. I do
have a AAA map of Panama City
for tonight's event. And once I get
there once, I will never get lost
again. It's just the getting there
that worries me. I'll try real hard
to disregard any roads that look
"right" though, and stick to the
map. If all goes well, I just may be,
back in St. Joe next week some-'
time.


Avoid Sun's


Skin Hazards
Skin Cancer'
Basking in the warm rays of
the Florida sun may feel good, es-
pecially to those seeking a tan.
But too much sun can cause skin
cancer, premature aging and eye
damage.
The American Academy of
Dermatology estimates there will
be about 1 million new cases of
all skin cancers this year, as well
as 9,430 deaths from skin can-
cer. Florida ranks among the
highest in number of skin cancer-
related deaths.
Skin cancers and other sun-
related deaths are becoming more
prevalent in all age groups be-
cause of prolonged exposure to
the sun's damaging rays.; And,
despite the .significant health
risks, there are still those who
feel a tan represents sex appeal',
beauty, healthy, and affluence.
The first step in protecting
the skin from the damaging rays
of the sun is to apply an effective
sunscreen. Sunscreens are given
ratings that refer to their "sun
protection factor", "or SPF",
which range from a value of two
to as high a 50.
The higher the SPF number,
the greater the protection to a
point. Most experts recommend a
sunscreen of at least SPF 15, but
fair skinned people who burn eas-
ily should use an SPF of 20 or
higher. However, the U. S. Food
and Drug Administration (FDA)
does not consider SPF values over
30 to be meaningful for most peo-

S SPF ratings primarily apply
to the sun's ultravlolet-B (UV-B)
rays, the kind of light most re-
sponsible for causing sunburn
and skinr cancer. But. sunlight
also contains ultraviolet-A (UV-A)
rays, which don't usually produce
an immediate burn, but penetrate
more deeply into the skin causing
long-term damage, such as
wrinkling, uneven skin color and
leathery skin texture. UV-A rays
also contribute to causing skin
cancer. SPF ratings don't apply to
UV-A rays, so consumers should
also check sunscreen labels for
indications of UV-A protection.
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Servic-
es and FDA have these additional
recommendations and precau-
tions for those wishing to safely
enjoy Florida's sunny outdoors:
*People who plan on being in
the water should look for sun-
screens that are water-resistant.
Apply more sunscreen after com-
ing out of the water.
*Apply sunscreen generously
- 30 to 45 minutes before going out
in, the sun in order to give the lo-
tion time to soak Into the skin.
Reapply often.
*If extra protection is needed,
cover exposed skin with opaque
clothing and wear a wide-:
brimmed hat to shield the head
and face.
*Avoid prolonged exposure
between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when
the sun's rays are strongest.
*Avoid exposure to the sun
when taking medications that can
increase sensitivity to light.
Check with your physician or
pharmacist.
*Wear sunglasses when on
the beach or in bright sunlight.
Look for lenses with UV protec-
tion.

Gasoline Give-away
The Davida Byrd Scholarship
Committee will be giving away
100 gallons of gasoline. The draw-
ing will be held on July 4. If you
would like to purchase a ticket,
please contact: Taylor or Sally
Jenkins at' 227-1727, Damon
McNair, Jr. at 227-7409, or Lois
Byrd at 229-6092.


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4tc 7/4/96
-- .


Mr. and Mrs. William E. Holman

United In Marriage


Joelle S. Noren and William
E. Holman were married March
30 at Peachtree Presbyterian
Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr.
W. Frank Harrington omciated at
the ceremony.
The bride's parents are Mr.
and Mrs. Peter W. Noren of Jeri-
cho, New York and Boca Raton.
Mrs. Holman is a graduate of
the University of Maryland where
she received a bachelor of arts de-
gree. She is employed by Holman
and Company.
The bridegroom's parents are
Mr. and Mrs. Penn G. Holman of
Roswell, Georgia. He is the grand-
son of Mrs. Edwin Ramsey and.
the late Edwin Ramsey of Port St
Joe.
Mr. Holman is a graduate of
the University of Georgia where
he received a bachelor of busi-
ness administration degree in fi-
nance. He is employed by Holman
and Company. The couple took a,
honeymoon trip to St. ,Lucia. The
live in Roswell. Georgia.

Who To Call.
For information about driving
with anti-lock brakes and a free
brochure, call 1-800-ABS-8958
(1-800-227-8958).


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Michael Lee Collinsworth
Announce Birth
, Ruth Ann Sykes and Steven
Collinsworth proudly announce
the birth of their son,. Michael
Lee. He was born June' 16th at
Gulf Coast Hospital weighing 9
lbs. 2 oz. and was 21 1/2 Inches
long. -
His proud-- grandparents are
Brenda and4 Robert Hayes of'
Highland View and "Buster"
Sykes and the -late Margaret
Sykes of Bristol.
His great-grandparents are
Jack Maynard of Port St. Joe and
Inez Burk of Tallahassee.


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Lanford to Serve As Accountability Coordinator


Phil Lanford, a local teacher,
coach and businessman, has


been selected by the Gulf County
Juvenile Justice Council to serve


as the first Youth Accountability
Coordinator for the new Gulf -


County Youth Accountability Pro-
gram. The program is an activity
created by the council to assist in
carrying out one of its objectives,
which is to deter. juvenile delin-
quency.
The goal of the program is to
reach,a child, who has committed
a minor offensess, and work with
the child, so the child does not of-;
fend again. Successful completion
of the program results in no for-
mal charge nor complaint. being
filed against the child. However,
unsuccessful participation re-
sults in an immediate referral to
the State Attorney's Office for
prosecution.
A child eligible to participate
in the program will appear before
a three person panel of the Youth
Accountability Board. The board
will be composed of local resi-
dents, including high school sen-
iors. The board will hear the
statement of the ,child and the
recommendation of the coordina-
tor. Then, the board will impose
appropriate sanctions, which the
child must complete.
Individuals interested in serv-
ing on the Youth Accountability
Board are requested to attend a
general orientation session In the
courtroom at the Gulf County,
Courthouse on Monday. July 15
at 7:00 p.m. (Ell. At that time
representatives of the council and
the coordinator will present addi-
tIonal Information about the pro-
gram and answer your questions.


.. .. .. ...



Melissa Ramsey, President of the Gulf County Juvenile Justice Council, congratulates Phil Lan-
ford (right) on becoming the new Youth Accountability Coordinator, while Gulf County Judge Bob
Moore looks on.


Bay St. Joseph

Care Center's



CONSUMER SURVEY

RESULTS ARE IN!



A Perfect

Score is 6.0!


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Area Rated Avg.
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Meal Service
Social Services
Administrative Staff


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5.50
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How to Register: Voter registration forms are available at any Public Library,
Election's Office, and Driver's License Bureau.
If you are unable to get these locations, you may call the office and a
registration form will be mailed to you.
Don't forget your great American Heritage-the right to Vote.


The Flag
"...I am all that you hope to be, and have the courage to
try for...I am song and fear, struggle and panic...I am the
day's work for the weakest man and the largest dream of
the most daring ...I am the Constitution and the courts...I
am the battle of yesterday and the mistake of tomorrow...I
am the mystery of the men who do without knowing
why..I am the clutch of an idea and the reasoned purpose
of resolution. I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam
of color, a symbol of yourself, the pictured suggestion of
that big thing which makes this nation."

SpAoea e on te frst 'ag Day le 1916 4y Secretary of
^Hfiw ZIyjM&cU .

The Secret Ballot
The secret ballot is the keystone of our
system of self determination. It is the
foundation of our liberty and its
strength is magnified through use.
The exercise of the secret ballot is more
than an inherent right, it is a responsi-
bility. A ballot not cast is in fact a vote
against the form of government that
permits it.
The greatest threat to our way of life is
posed by the apathy of citizens who do
not care enough to cast their ballots.


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Bay St. Joseph

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220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe,. Florida


Phone (904)


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PAGE GA THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. JULY 4. 1996


BSJCC Honors Special Residents
O" e s.. ... s ,fO .


FCPC, Union Continues Negotiations
Members of United Paper- across the street from the mill's hours In. According to union rep-
workers International Union. administrative offices during resentatives the company wants
Local 379 and Florida Coast Paper negotiating sessions, to phase out premium pay by
C(nmnanv L. C are continuing to 1998.


work out their contract differ-
ences over the negotiating table.
In the mean time, members of
the local union (shown above)
were showing their support for
negotiators last week by gathering


The main point of contention
for the union continues to be pre-
mium pay on Sunday. Premium
time has been the policy of paying
double time to employees working
Sunday who have 40 or more


Local UPIU Vice President
John Reeves said some progress
was made during last week's
meetings, stating that more nego-
tiations should take place later
this month.


Arizona Awarded "Gold Medal"


For Environmental Program


.Arizona Chemical presented Games.
the- employees at the Port St. Joe "Identifying and establishing
plant with a plaque for their KPMs are part of the process In
"Gold Medal" environmental per- developing High Performance
formance. The award Is part of a Work Systems." said Larry Stow-
program designed to help employ- ell, manager-manufacturing. "Un-
ees learn and track critical as- derstanding and tracking KPMs
pects of a plant's operation, bet- enables all of us to 'know the
ter known as Key Performance score' and focus our efforts on re-
Measurements. in safety, the en- suits, which leads to great busi-
vironment, productivity. profllta- ness success."
ability. and quality, while celebrat- According to Jim Newton, en-
Ing International Paper's vironmental specialist at the Port
sponsorship of the 1996 Olympic St. Joe plant, the credit for the fa-
cility's Imporoved environmental
performance belongs to the em-
ployees, and a major component
of keeping the plant on its cur-
ver ieLee f y rent course is continued employ-
Vergie Lee .Gay ee involvement and training.
Vergl,. "At Port St. Joe. we believe an
hitchkanent o Wf tite f& hon '
on !Monday. July 1. following a employee," said Jim Newton. "Ed-
brief illness. She was a lifelong ucating each employee on the en-
resident of Wewahitchka as well vironmental consequences of
as a long time faithful member of their actions, Improves their
the First Baptist Church of We- awareness, and compliance fol-
wahitchka, where she was a lows. After all. each employee has
member of the Friendship Sun- a vested stake In the environment
day. School Class. She was a de- in which they live and work."
voted wife, mother, and grand- From boiler operator Ray
mother. Butler to chief operator Houston
Survivors include her hus- Ramsey, employees across the
band. Martin Q. "Buddy" Gay of plant agree that while environ-
ment performance has improved,
Wewahitchka: five children, Kar- they must continue striving for
en Burge of Lynn Haven, Joy excellence.
Creamer. Mark Gay,. Mitchell To enhance the existing envi-
Gay. a.nd Arvelia Williamson, all ronmental program, the Port St.
of Wewahitchka; four grandchil- Joe plant will institute a self-
dren, JameGibbens, Amber uditprogram involving opera-
Rowland, Krist Gay. and Gayla tors superintendents and the en-
Williamson: her sister, Alma Pad- vironmental specialist. In addi-
gett;6f Cantonment' and two sis- tion. the plant is developing an
ters-ln-law, Sadie Davis of Pana- environmental impact reduction
ma 'itchkandSh so leDavis of program, which will rely on em-
Wewahltchka. She also leaves be-
hind several nieces and nephews. ployee awareness and incentives
hndmany several nieceshedriend nephews.to reduce the volume of hazard-
and many cherished friends. ous and solid wastes generated
The funeral service is by thelplant. 1.
Wednesday. July 3, at 3:00 p.m.. As at other Arizona Chemical
C.D.T.. at the First Baptist locations, employees of the Port
Church of Wewahitchka. con-
ducted by the Rev. G ene Hodges V
and the Rev. Mike Stroud. Inter- QualifiesBy
ment will follow in the family plot Petition Method
in Roberts Cemetery. Asked to P t i et o
serve as active pallbearers are: Mark Anderson, Republican
Jerry Barnes. Charles Borders., candidate for the Florida House of
Bubba Waldorf. Calvin Maddox, Representaties for District 7. has
Hub Norris, and Bo Jones. Asked qualified by the alternative peti-
to serve as honorary pallbearers lion method in this eight county
are the Deacons of First Baptist district. Mark, who is an engineer
Church, and Dr. Kamal Zawahry. and attorney from east Bay
Those that wish may make gifts County, is the first Republican to
in her memory to the First Bap- qualify for House District 7 in
tist Church of Wewahitchka. over 18 years. He has cam-
All services are under the di- paigned throughout the district.
reaction of Comforter Funeral meeting voters one-on-one, and is
Home, Wewahitchka Branch continuing to campaign at the
Chapel. grass roots level.


HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY!!!
From Your Loving Family










Bonnie Wynne
Owner, Costin's Dept. Store-July 1, 1986 -1996
Please go by and wish her a happy anniversaryy!


St. Joe plant also Intend to fur-
ther demonstrate to the commu-
nity their environmental commit-
ment. The plant's Community
Advisory Council has already
toured the facility and been -
briefed on its environmental pro-'
gram. Members said they were
impressed with the care and con-
cern that the employees show for
the environment and the commu-
nity in which they live and oper-
ate.
Additionally. Arizona Chemi-
cal is a member of the Chemical
Manufacturers Association and
participates in the CMA's Respon-
sible Care program. Through this
program, member companies
commit to continually Improve
environment, health and safety
Efforts. -adApto.engrgn l
dialogue regarding performance. ,


Bay St. Joseph Care Center is
proud to announce their Resident
of the Month and Most Improved
Resident for the months of May
and June. These outstanding res-
idents are selected by the resi-
dent council.
Resident of the Month- must
demonstrate their ability to be
kind, understanding, and friendly
to everyone. Hosie Owens was the
May recipient of the award and'
Lena Richards received the honor
in June. Mr. Owens and Mrs.
Richards are long time residents
of the Port St. Joe community.
and they are well known and re-
spected citizens.
The Most Improved Resident
must show a tremendous im-
provement from receiving any of

ARPC Workshop
Will Be Held
The Apalachee Regional Plan-
ning Council (ARPC) is holding a
workshop to help businesses
make applications to the ARPC's
Revolving Loan Fund, which pro-
vides financing to businesses in
area counties and promotes eco-
nomic growth through job crea-
tion.
The Revolving Loan Fund
Workshop will be held on July 22
at 5:30-7:30 p.m., C.D.T.. at the
W. T. Neal Civic Center In Blount-
stown. The workshop will help
businesses having trouble getting
bank financing or which need to
make their bank financing more
affordable, learn how the Apa-
lachee Regional Planning Coun-
cil's Revolving Loan Fund can as-
sist them. Local bankers will be
offering advice on business fi-
nancing and information about
other sources of business assis-
tance.
To find out if your business is
eligible for a. Revolving Loan Fund
or for more details about the
workshop, please call Allssa Bar-
ber at (904) 674-4571.


the following: physical therapy, the community. The therapy is
occupational therapy or speech provided by Nova Care.


therapy. Most Improved Resident
for May was Linda Holden. After
receiving therapy, Ms. Holden
was able to return back home.
For the month' of June, Lavern
McGhee was the Most Improved
Resident.' Ms. McGhee has dem-
onstrated a great amount of im-
provement since receiving thera-
PY.
.Bay St. Joseph Care Center
now offers out-patient therapy to


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Veterans needing assistance on
the 5th should call 1-800-827-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE., FL THURSDAY. JULY 4, 1996 PAGE 7A


Irrigation For Your Sum mer Lawn


Extension

Service Report


BY: ROY LEE CARTER
Gulf County Agent


Thomas Named "County Champior


Senator Pat Thomas,D-
Quincy, was named 1996 County
Champion by the Florida Associa-
tion of Counties at its annual
conference in Orlando on Thurs-
day, June 27. He was recognized
as a legislator who has distin-
guished himself by demonstrating
a strong interest In helping to re-
solve critical issues that concern
county governments. His commit-
ment to improving and maintain-
ing a high quality of life for all
Floridians and his support for
small county governments were
especially honored at the meet-


Senator Thomas has world
'for years to guarantee fair tre
ment of small counties in legis
tive funding formulas and gr
programs. He sponsored legis
tion this year to force state ag
cies to take into account the
pact that proposed new rules
have on small counties, and,
quired the agencies to offer all
native solutions to couni
which cannot feasibly corn
with overly burdensome state r
ulations. As President of the F]
ida Senate in 1994, he made g


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,en- "While I am pleased wit
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will today." said Thomas. "I knov
re- the armies of local elected
ter- cials and public 'servants
ties make county governments
ply throughout the state are the
reg- who deserve an award. I amn
lor- ored to represent 11 count
ov-, North Florida, each with itW
attributes and difficulties. T(
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look forward to a continued
quality, professional relation
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Senator Thomas repr
all or part of the foll
counties: Bay. Calhoun, Fra
Gadsden. Gulf, Jackson.,
son, Leon, Liberty. Madisor
Wakulla.


Fourth of Jul
Celebration
Alligator Point St. Teres
unteer Fire Department w
having their annual fund
on Saturday, July 6th front
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Su
July 7th from 9:00 a.m. to
p.m.. at the Alligator Point
house.
On Saturday there will
flea market and BBQ as wel
parade. There will also be
band, performing from 6:C00
to 10:00 p.m.. and flrewor
the Marina.
For more information
349-2221. 697-3494, 394
or 349-2127.


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When rains are regular
automatic timers off. One c
great problems with over wa
is that we can stress grass
point it's prone to disease
avoid this, have a simple
gauge placed (where sprii
can't hit it) to measure


, turn rainfall. Adjust, the sprinkler in-
of our terval to take into account this
tering natural rainfall. The best way to.
to the know when to irrigate is to watch
ie. To the grass itself. When blades be-
rain gin to curl (after 3-4 days without
nklers rain and when temperatures are
actual high), it's time to water.
Watering does little if sprink-
lers are not working properly. To
make.sure they are, do a weekly
S test run. The best time to irrigate
I is sometime between 3:00 a.m.
and, 8:00 a.m. Night water en-
courages disease. Each sprinkler
ting of zone needs to be turned on long
Proce- enough to provide 3/4 inch ofwa-
nment ter over the entire area. We have
of his outlined how to calibrate the
length of time needed for a paftic-
th the ular system to achieve this.
*here For those using move-about
w that sprinklers to irrigate, be sure to
1 off-a move them to different locations
I offl- move
who
ones, FEEDS Registers
i hon- The Florida Engineering Edu-
les in cation Delivery System (FEEDS)
s own is a delivery system of ongoing
ogeth- graduated engineering classes of-
lake a fered by seven' universities in the
one. I state of Florida. Classes are avail-
I high able for both degree and non-'
inship degree seeking students.
on of FAMU-FSU College of Engi-
neering classes are taught live,on
the FSU Panama City campus via
esents interactive television with the Tal-
lowing lahassee campus. Classes are
nklin. videotaped for viewing in the eve-
Jeffer- ning for those unable to attend
n and the live classes. Classes are of-
fered in Electrical and Mechanical
Engineering as well as the Envl-
ronmental option of Civil Engi-
y %neering.
y Classes are available from
five other universities via video-
tape and can be scheduled at
a Vol- businesses throughout the area.
rill be Engineers may register for,
raiser FEEDS classes through the FSU/
i 8:00 PCC FEEDS Office by calling 872-
inday,. 4750, extension 200 for an ap-
2:00 pointment. Also, on-site registra-
Fire- lion for these classes will be held
at Tyndall Air Force Base and the
Coastal Systems Station on
I be a Wednesday, July 17. Registration
II as a times are as follows:
a live Tyndall Air Force Base, 9:30
kp M. a.m. -10:30 a.m. (Contact: An-
ks at drew Colvin, 283-4285)
*Coastal Systems Station,
call 12:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m. (Contact:
-2662 Bette Bruhmuller, 234-4821)


on a regular basis. The worse sit-
uation is to set that sprinkler in.
the same spot every time it's on.
This will lead to spots that get too
dry and spots that become too
wet, -simply because any sprinkler '
has irregular discharge patterns
that vary. Using move-about
sprinklers is a last choice. In
ground, permanently installed
and properly calibrated systeihs
do the most effective job of water-
ing. ..
How to calibrate your irriga-
tions system. For an in ground
system, place several coffee cans
or .'straight sided, flat bottomed
containers randomly throughout,
the irrigated area. For portable.
hose-end sprinklers, the contain-
ers should be arranged in a,
straight lines away, from the
sprinklers to the, edge of the wa-
ter pattern.
*Step 1 Turn sprinklers on for
S 15 minutes.
*Step 2 Measure depth of water
in each container.


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*Step 3, Add the depths together.
*Step 4 Divide by the number of
containers. This gives
you the amount of water
applied by your system
in 15 ihinutes.
*Step'5 If your system applied
this much in 15 min-
utes-1/8 or 1/4, run
your system at least 30
minutes in order to
achieve 3/4 inch recom-
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Starts Monday Night


The Port SL Joe Dixie Youth
AAA (10 and under) All Stars will
begin double elimination tourna-
ment play Monday, July 8 at 7:00
p.m., E.D.T.. against the Bayou
George All Stars in Bayou George.
In further tournament action
they will be pitted against teams
from Apalachicola, Callaway and
Parker in a bid for the District
Four Championship title and a
berth In the state play-offs, begin-
ning on July 24 in Bellview (Pen-
sacola).
A win on Monday night will
match St. Joe with the Callaway
team on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. In
the event of a loss, they will play
their second game at 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday night.
Team members are Collins
Abrams, Ray Bailey, Jr., Stephen
Besore, Micah Dodson, Michael
Douds, Garrett Garland. Ashley
Haddock.,' Brian Jones,. Keith
Manley-Antdnio.,Smiley,--B. J.
Strickland, Cody 'Strickland and
Stephen Tarantino.
They are led on the field by
Manager Bill Dodson and Coach-
es Joey Tarantino and Alan


Strickland.
The young men hope to con-
tinue play throughout the week
and conclude the tournament on
Friday or Saturday as champions.
All local supporters are welcome
to come and support this team in
its efforts. For game times or di-
rections to the playing facilities,
contact any of the coaches or par-
ents of players.

Rifle Club Meeting
The monthly meeting of the
Gulf Rifle Club has been changed
to Thursday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m.
due to the 4th of July holiday.
The Rifle Club will hold their
monthly PPC and FPOA bullseye
pistol matches on Saturday, July
6 starting at 9:00. All local hand-
gun shooters are Invited to partic-
ipate. Both matches will be shot
xwith .ceitei1ere handgunrgand 6Q,_
rounds wl be required for each
match. Trophies will be awarded
based on the number of entries.
For additional Information, call
229-8421 or 227-1323.
They are still shooting trap
every Sunday and Thursday at
6:30 p.m. All shotgun shooters
are invited to come out and break
some targets.


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houses or property, but is it really
important to remember when
shopping for health care?
In the rush to contain health-
care costs, many insurance com-
panies are now offering policies
that restrict your choice of den-
tists and physicians, as well 'as re-
stricting what services these
same providers can provide. While
cost is certainly a factor in pur-
chasing healthcare insurance, it is
now more Important than ever to
read the fine print! Many of these
cheaper policies encourage provid-
ers to use inferior materials and
laboratories, as well as provide
the minimum service possible to
their patients.' In many instances
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Beats Callaway 12-5
In Championship
Game on Thursday
Port St. Joe's Dixie Youth
Farm Team boasts the District
Four Championship following two
exciting games of baseball last
Wednesday and Thursday against
a tough Callaway team comprised
of eight to ten year olds.
Callaway 9, Port St. Joe 5
Wednesday night St. Joe's
batters faced five Callaway pitch-
ers who claimed nine strike-outs'
while giving up eleven walks and
six hits.
Picking up the hits for St. Joe
were Bart Lowry with a triple and
single, Kenny McFarland with two
singles, and Zach Williams and
Aaron Little, each with a single.
Three pitchers. Bart Lowry.
Kenny McFarland and Austin
Horton, shared duties on the
mound for the home team strik-
ing out a total of eight while giv-
ing up 10 walks and allowing four
hits.
The SL Joe team came up
four runs short Wednesday night,
but left with a determination to
return in the championship game
and emerge winners.

Commonly Asked
Veteran Questions
Question: Our family de-
pends on my husband's serviMe;.,
connected disability compensa- ,
tion to live on, but he is facing
criminal charges. Will we lose
that income if he is convicted?
Answer: If his incarceration
in a federal, state or local penal
institution is for 60 days or less-
or if the crime was not a felony-
there is no effect on VA compen-
sation. However, if incarceration
for a felony extends beyond 60
days, veterans service-connected
at 20 percent or greater are re-
duced to the 10 percent rate,
while veterans rated at less than
20 0be*6ft rcive-1d lialr t tItr- e
mal compensation rate. However,%
all or part of the compensation
withheld may be appointed to the
incarcerated veteran's spouse,
children, or dependent parents
based on individual need. Con-
tact your local VA regional office
for more Information about fac-
tors that are considered. Full pay-
ments to the veteran may resume
upon release. .
Question: What happens if
my elderly dad forgets to deposit
a check and loses It? '
Answer: VA will eventually
get a notice from the ITreasury
that the one-year deadline for the
check's negotiability has passed.
This triggers the automatic gener-
ation of a VA letter to the benelf-
clary alerting them so that they
may contact the VA about getting
a new check. You might want to
discuss with your father signing
up for direct deposit service: your
bank and local VA office will be
happy to assist.
Question: There has for
many years beeh a special voca-
tional training assistance pro-
gram for veterans who receive
pension, but I heard that since I
did not become eligible for pen-
sion until this year, it was too
late for me to get training. Is that
correct?
Answer: The law that estab-
Ulished the authority to pay a ben-
eflt for up to 24 months set dh
expiration of December 31, 1995.
However, VA also provides tuition
or training assistance under var-
ied eligibility guidelines through
G.I. Bill and vocational rehabilita-
tion programs, and you should
call your VA regional office at ],-
800-827-1000 to see if you might
have benefits in those areas that
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Farm Team District Champions
Kneeling, from left: Aaron Little, Travis Burge, Kenny McFarland, Bart Lowry, Zachary Williams,
and Andrea Hernandez. Standing, from left: Nicholas Reynolds, Chad Lucas, Kale Guilldt, Timothy
King, Brandon Burkett. Shawn Reynolds and Austin Horton. Back row, from left: Manager David
Horton and Coaches Tommy King and Curtis Little.


Port St. Joe 12, Callaway 5
In the championship game
Thursday night Port SL Joe
brought to the mound Chad Lu-
cas and Travis Burge. their
strongest hurlers seen through-
out the tourney. Lucas went two
innings, striking out three and
walking seven. He allowed no
hits, but three runners scored on
passed balls.
Travis Burge came in to re-
lieve him in the lhird inning and
virtually shut down the Callaway
offense with the help of some stel-
lar defensive plays by the St. Joe
infielders. He completed the
game, a no-hitter, striking out
four and only walking one.
On the other hand, Callaway
was left to enter five pitchers
throughout the game that were
virtually ineffective against the
determined SL Joe team. In near-
ly five rounds of the line-up, 15 of
SL Joe's batters were given walks
while eleven at bats resulted in
strike-outs. They scored 12 runs
on five hits and some aggressive
base running, even though they
left 1-1 other base runners strand-
ed during the game.
The leading hitter for St. Joe
was Kenny McFarland with a
double and two singles. Timothy
Kingand Trayls Burgeeach add- .
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Bellamy Enters

Congressional F1
Thursday. June 20th Mark L. 1,762 valid signat
Bellamy filed with the Florida tition effort failed
Secretary of State in the Capital many of the people
Building to officially become a name on the ba
candidate for Florida's Second Democrats or Ind
Congressional Seat Bellamy had lamy is running a
previously submitted petitions Bellamy said that
with 2,099 signatures to place his preciates the supl
name on the ballot only to come party lines, he w
up short. This time he paid the ferred to have us
required $10,020 entry fee. campaign funds f
The requirement was for pose.
Bellamy, a re
cer, served in the
Bidw eil his country for 22
31 months in Vie
Laos while perform
sance along the
Trail. Although in
ed capture until
Rotarian rne Corpshelco
David Bidwell gave Rotarians Following his
an overview of changes being the military he
made in Gulf County schools at Temple Universtt'
the final meeting of the fiscal year Philadelphia. He
for the Rotary Club last Thurs- business and ha
day. in the practice0of
dy. 10 years linTallal
First the speaker revealed a and his wife, Delo
welcome piece of information to
the club members when he stated
that Port St. Joe High School stu-
dents made the highest grade in Did YouI
'the state of Florida in apptitude The American
testing.. Bidwell said this was in vises people who
the fields of mathematics, co- lyfsh to rub th
munication .[writing and word lyfish to rub the
With sand and soa
composition] andenglish.ter. eek medical
Things the school system is to the face and ne
going to emphasize this coming those areas canh
year will be. parent Involvement, blistering occurs.
a new subject schedule and
changing to a 2.0 grade point av-
erage in order to graduate. The l
requirement now stands at 1.5.
High schools and middle
schools In the county will change
to a new four period day next
year. Along with this change the
schools will accelerate the pro-
gram in order for a student to
complete a four subject load at
the end of the semester and begin
four new subjects the second se-
mester. At least two electives and
two required subjects will be re-
quired during the term. Students
will complete eight subjects dur-
ing the school year. rather than
the usual six.
The speaker dwelt on the new
charter schools for a short while.
"I don't know much about them,
so far," he said. 'The state hasn't
sent out any guidelines yet. What
I do know is that Gulf County is
eligible for up to two charter
schools. They will be funded, by
the state andthey will have no
extra-curricular adtfvitesl suchlas
football, baseball, basketball or
other sports," Bidwell said.
All charter school applica-
tions must be approved by the lo-
cal school board.
The speaker spoke about the
computer net-working programs
currently going on in all Gulf
County schools. "Each principal
is approaching It In a different',
manner to suit his own needs
and capabilities." he said. "'The
Wewahitchka Elementary School
received a federal grant of
$280,000 for theirs and the other
schools are sharing a $55,000
fund to accomplish theirs," Bid-
well said.
Guest of the' club was Bob
Gershbacher of Dahlonega, Geor-
gia.


Solace
ures but the pe-
ed because too
e petitioning his
llot weie either
dependents. Bel-
as a Republican.
although he ap-
port from across
rould have pre-
sed his meager
'or another pur-

etired Army offi-
armed forces of
a years including
et Nam. During
as shot down in
ming reconnais-
Ho Chi Minh
jured, he avoid-
rescued by Ma-
ters.
retirement form
graduated from,
,'s law school in
owns a small'
s 'been involved
law for the last
hassee where he
Dres, now live.

Know?
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ak it in salt wa-
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be severe) or if


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VOTE FOR


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GCCC Holds
ceremony
The pinning ceremony for
graduates of the Gulf Coast Com-
munity College Respiratory Care
program was conducted June 25
at 7:00 p.m. The ceremony was
'13 eld in the George C. Tapper
Health Sciences Building Lecture
Hall.
Jacqueline Guthrie received
S the1 "Scholastic Achievement"
award and Kevin Joiner received
the award for "Best Clinical Per-
formance."
f Graduates receiving pins
were: Richard Albritton III, Phylis
Anthony, Robin. Bowen, Rebecca
.Bryant, Melissa Chestnut, Jae-
queline Guthrie, Kevin Joiner.
Raymond Manfredi, Dan Murzyn,
Deborah Miller, Shannon Pryor,
Katrina stahdiford, and Linda
Thaxton. This class will take the
entry level Certified Respiratory
Therapy Technician examination
n July. ,
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Nearly 13 percent of home
smoke detectors failed to operate
during fires in Florida last year,
according ,to figures compiled by
* State Fire Marshal Bill Nelson
and published in a new consumer
brochure.
The evidence of faulty smoke
detectors has led Nelson also to
issue a consumer advisory. "A
faulty smoke detector won't help
any 'more than not having a
smoke detector at all," said Nel-
son. "Families are depending on
that Smoke detector to alert or
wake them in the event of a fire."
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Accidents Insurance Claims
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DUI 4 Criminal Defense
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329 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
227-3113


In celebration of International Paper's Olym:
Arizona Chemical's Port St. Joe plant held its own
money" on Thursday, June 20. Employees were tri
and coffee, and presented with a commemorative
pin and hard hat decal.


Bloodworth

-Appointed to

GCCC Board
Gov. Lawton Chiles has an-
nounced the appointment of Leon
R. Bloodworth to the District
Board of Trustees of Gulf Coast
Community College. Bloodworth.
a "fourth generation Apalachico-
llan," has been appointed to re-
place J. V. "Bubba" Gander.'
whose term has expired.
A Rotarian and member of
the Board of Directors of Apalach-
icola State Bank. Bloodworth Is a
Chartered Life Underwriter and
owner of Bloodworth & Associates
of Apalachicola. He has a long-
time affiliation with GCCC, hav-
ing previously taught real estate
courses as an adjunct instructor.
Bloodworth has served as
president of the Apalachicola Bay
Chamber of Commerce, as execu-
tive director of the Florida Sea-
food, Festival, as company com-
mander of the 710th Service
Company of the Florida National
Guard, and he is a Master Ma-
son. He holds a bachelor's degree
in advertising from the University
of Florida.
GCCC President Bob
McSpadden expressed pleasure at
the appointment. "We are pleased
to have someone appointed who
is familiar with the college and its


past successes-
, committed to E
Gulf Coast an e
In the future." E
tion to the ap


every day that they thrive on the
healthy competition required to
achieve excellence."
From July 19 to August 4,
more than 10,000 athletes repre-
senting 197 nations will partici-
pate in 26 Olympic events. As
they measure themselves in min-
utes and meters. employees ofrAr-
izona Chemical will continue to
track the critical aspects of their
operation-better known as Key
Performance Measurements
(KPMs). The employees of the Port
SL Joe plant have already re-
ceived two plaques in recognition
of their "Gold Medal" safety and
environmental performances. In
pic sponsorship, June and July they are focusing
i "Opening Cere- on profitability and quality KPMs.
created to donuts During the plant's "Opening
'e Olympic lapel Ceremony"., employees were treat-
ed to donuts and coffee, and pre-
sented with a commemorative
Olympic lapel pin and hard hat
-someone who Is decal. Plant manager Clark Davis
helping us make and Lanny Ray Little, president of
wen better college ICWU local 836. raised the Ameri-
3loodworth's reac- ca, Florida and International
tnintment, which Paper Olympic flags.


was approved by the Governor's
Cabinet on June 26, was positive.
"I'm excited about the opportuni-
ty to serve on the college board
and hope to do -a good Job for
Franklin County and Gulf CoasL"


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The FSU Panama City Cam-
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semester is July 17. Please note
this deadline includes all sup-
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scripts. For more information,
please contact the FSU-PCC Of-
fice of Admissions at 872-4750.
extension 150.
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Touchtone Telephone Regis-
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Alton Fennell, Sr.
Alton Fennell, Sr., 69 of Port
St. Joe passed away Sunday,
June 29. He attended Washing-
ton High School and was a retiree
of St. Joe Forest Products.
He leaves to cherish his mem-
ories a devoted wife,, Millie Pearl
Fennell of Port St. Joe; three
sons, Alton Fennell, Jr., of Largo,
Frankie and Vincent Fennell of
Port St. Joe and an.adopted son.
Clarence Monette; four sisters, Is-
abelle Johnson and Hazel
Thodes, both of Alexandria, Vir-
ginia, Lilliam Umstead of Dover,
Delaware, and Jessica Davis of
Coppers Cove, Texas; four broth-
ers, Bufford Jr., and Alonzo Fen-
nell of Daytona Beach, Zebedee
Fennell of Okeechobee, and Er-
nest Fennell of Orlando; three
daughlers-in-law, Vanessa Fen-
nell of Port St. Joe,;Betty Fennell
of La'rgo, and Carolyn Fennell of
Panama City; son-in-law, Michael
Grift. of Panama -City: four sis-
ters-in-law. WilliecJle Owens of-
Panahia City. Betty Fennell of
Daybnha Beach. Minnie Fernnell,
Okeechobee, and Mercedes Fen-
nell of Orlando; two brothers-in-
'law, Tom Rhodes of Alexandria,
Vfrginia,and Earl Umstead pof Do-
ver, Delaware; 12 grandchildren,
Monique, FrankJe Jr., Jarvis. Mi-
chael Jr., Charlene. Aretha. Jasi-
min, Anthony, Natalie, Andre,
James Jr., and Bridgett ;.eight
,godchildren, Slmona, Mike, 'Shar-
on, Chandler, Melanie, Raymond,
Lenore and Carolyn; and a host of
great-grandchildren and other
relatives, uncles, aunts, nieces,
nephews, cousins and many,
many friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Fen-
nell were held Saturday, June 29.


C. W. "Buck" Ford


Charles Warren' Ford, 38, of
Marianna, died Friday, June 28
in the Tallahassee Memorial Re-
gional Medical Center. He was a
native of Port St. Joe, a mainte-
nance worker with Dolomite, Inc.,
of Marianna, and of the Presby-
terian faith.
He Is survived by his wife,
Marjorie Ford of Marianna; son,
Alexander Ford' of Marianna;
daughter, Dixie Ford, of Marian-
na; his parents, Sam and Carolyn
Ford of Port St Joe; three broth-
ers, Sam Aaron Ford, Jr., John
Franklin Ford' and William Keith,
Ford,' all of Port St. Joe: and one
sister, Teresa McArdle of Port St.
Joe.
Funeral services were held at
19 a.m. Tuesday, July 2 at Mad-
dox Chapel with Rev. Petty Riley
officiating. Cremation followed
with the James and James Fu-
neral Home-Maddox Chapel di-
recting.

Q. P. Baxley
Q., P. "Runt" Baxley, 63, qf
Wewahitchka, passed away
Thursday, June 27 at his home.
Mr. Baxley was born in Coffee
County. Alabama, and had lived,
in Bay County for a number of
years before moving to Wewa-
hitchka 24 years ago. He worked
as a boilermaker until his retire-
ment In March 1995, and was a
member of Boilmaker's Local Un-
ion #199 of Panama City.
Survivors include his wife,
Claudice Gibbs Baxley of Wewa-
hitchka: four children. Donna
Gayle' Fortner and Terry Glen
Baxley, both of Wewahitchka.
Sherry Lynn Hatton of Bards-
town, Kentucky, and Edwin For-
est Baxley of Wewahitchka: his


Join Us For Worship .. .

Overstreet Bible Church
A Non-Denominational Church
Overstreet Road
Services:
Sunday School 10 a.m., CST 'e
Morning Worship 11 a.m., CST
Evening Service 6 p.m.. CST Pastor Guy Labonte
Wed. Bible Study 6 p.m.. CST Phone: 648-5912



Discover God's love!
G ,,, -Everyone welcome
love Long Aveu ,!,
^ 'BAPTIST CHURCH 5 \,
1601 Long Avenue Port SL Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5:45 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children's choirs 6 p.m.; Children & youth missions '
7 p.m.: Prayer & devotion 7 p.m.; Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m.
h.nCurtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth


First United Metfodist Church
'111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church ....................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ....................10:00 a.m, CT
"Nursery Provided"
S.CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
I Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT



FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH#
MEXICO BEAC#
Jim Davis, Pastor


823 N. 15th Street


648-5776


Sunday Bible Study (all ages) .................9:00 CST
Morning Worship .....................................10:00 CST
Evening W worship ..........................................6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) ..........6:30 CST


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


Come visit We'd love to have you!
Dr. Bill Cook Interim Pastor
Phone (904) 227-1180
Presently meeting in the First Uiblon Bank Building
Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe
Sunday Worship 10:00am and 6:00pm
Call for times and details of other opportunities


grandchildren, Peaches Parker.
Gator Parker. Charles Rodney
Pippin, Jr.. England Ryan Reeves,
Kayfa Dannille Hatton, Edwin Ty-
ril Baxley, Jeremy Ellga Baxley,
and Emily Ann Baxley; his moth-
er, Catherine Gibson Baxley of
Panama City; four brothers, Rob-
ert Charles Baxley. Hubert Bax-
ley, John Lewis Baxley. and
James Lewis Bdxey, all of Pana-
ma City- and a sister, olorida
Ann Non of Panama City.
Graveside funeral services
were held Saturday, June 29. at
10:00 a.m.. C.D.T., at Kemp Ce-
metery, conducted by Rev.
Charles Pettis. Interment fol-
lowed. A Bollermaker's Ritual was
held Friday at 6:00 p.m.. C.D.T.,
at Comforter Funeral Home, We-
wahitchka Branch Chapel.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral Lu
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.


Edna Ray Pitts
Edna Ray Pitts, 47. of Wewa-
hitchka, died June 29 at Bay
Medical Center. Edna was born
on July 26, 1948 in Orange. Tex-
as. She has been a resident of
Wewahitchka since 1965, coming
to this area from Grenada, Mis-
sissippi. She was a born-again
Christian and a member of the
Wewahitchka Women's Club.
Edna was known throughout the
area for her lovely voice and wit-
ness in song. Edna will be tre-
mendously missed by those who
knew and loved her.
Edna is survived by her
mother, Velva E. Ray; her hus-
band. George Willard Pitts; three
sons. Troy Pitts and wife. Shelly.
Allen Pitts and wife, Angel, and
Aaron Pitts, all of Wewahitchka;
two grandchildren, Austin and
Taylor Pitts. both of Wewahitch-
ka; and her brother, Eugene Ray
of Dunedin. ,
Funeral services were held on
'Wednesday. July 3 at 10:00 a.m..
C.D.T., at the First Baptist
Church. Interment followed in
Jehu Cemetery. In lieu of flowers.
donations may be made to Sacred
Heart Hospital in Pensacola.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral.
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.


Attention Kids!
The five-day clubs are coming
back to Port SL Joe this sum-
mer-July 8-12, Monday through
Friday. This will be a wonderful
week for -all children, ages five
through 12. '
Five-day. clubs are. sponsored
by Child Evangelismi Fellowship;
an international, interdenomina-
tional organization whpse pur-
pose is to bring the' gospel of Je-
sus Christ to children on a child's
level. Two summer missionaries
will be visiting Port SL Joe arid
will conduct a club in the follow-
ing'homes at the following times:
Beach Baptist Chapel 10:00 -
11:00 a.m.
Tom and Dawne Ford 1:00 -
2:00 p.m.
John and Sandra Clenney
-.3:00 4:00 p.m.
There Will be a fun time of
games, songs, bible stories and
refreshments. Children may at-
tend the club of their choice.
Don't miss a great week

Thank You
IThe Seefeldt family would like
to thank Mayor Gaddis, and his
family of Mexico Beach, for find-
ing and returning our African
gray parrot. I
We would also like to thank
the businesses of Mexico Beach
for allowing us to put our signs
up in their stores.

Sincere Thanks
.The family of Vivian Anderson
Collier would like to express their
sincere thanks to everyone for
their prayers and thoughtfulness
during our time of sorrow. Every-
thing you have done is truly ap-
preciated.



Worship

at the Church

of Your Choice


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Sunday School 9:45'
+ ST. JOHN'S *'WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT),

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor



I^ ,FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

'* Wf CHURCH
w r 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756 ,
S i SUNDAY WORSHIP ........................ 10 a.m.
V' ADULT SCHOOL................... ..........11 a.m.
(U S *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Nursery Available,
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor


VBS Will Be Held

At White City Baptist
White City First Baptist 'to invite children 'three thru
'Church has completed plans for youth to come and enjoy a week
their annual Vacation Bible of Bible study, singing, crafts,
School. The theme for this year is and fellowship.
"Go for the Goal." Vacation Bible School will be
held on Monday, July 8 until July
Rev. Nick Davis and Jeanette 16, from 6:15 p.m. tq 9:00 p.m.
Antley, VBS Director, would like:' each day.


July *

Fourth
We celebrate our free-
dom on the fourth of July.
Two hundred twenty years
ago our forefathers de-
-. -- cared our' independence.
Oliver F. Taylor The United States of Amer-
Visitatton Minister, First waon at that time
United Methodist Churchica was born at that time.
Freedom is only possi-,
ble when it is tempered with responsibility. Ear-
ly Christians asked a question about this when
some did not want to obey the law.
In Romans 3:31 we find, "Do we then over-
throw the law by this faith? By no means! On .,
the contrary, we uphold the law."
I still get a lump in my throat when our flag
goes by. I believe patriotism can go hand in
hand with my Christian faith. Let's celebrate
the Fourth of July in our nation under God.
Share this time with family and friends.


EVERYONETWLCS-ME

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': MEETS,- .
Bible Study: W
1O a.m. Sunday 11, a.m. S
7 p.m. Wednesday N
Call 229-83.10
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box,758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner or20th Streei & Marvin Avenue ,


worship:
Sunday
nursery


FIRST CHURCH OF THE ,NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
S2420 Long Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
S904-229-6886
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School ......................10 a.m.
Morning Worship......................................... 1 a.m.
Sunday Evening ............................................. 6 p.m .
Wednesday Evening ........................................7 p.m.



S sj Comtitution .ndMonument
Catch thPort St. Joe
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH'
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 Wednesday............7:30 p.m.
PASTOR


"THE EXCITING


PLACE TO WORSHIP"
First Baptist Churc'h
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Worship Service 8:30 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
Buddy.Caswell
Minister of Music & Youth


Rev. tarry Wells, Pastor & the congregation of the United
Pentecostal Church, cordially invite everyone to attend a
Special Night of Ministry
through, Music and Spirit at 7:00 PM ET on
Wednesday, July 10, 1996. The Apostolic Bible
Institute Quartet of St. Paul, Minnesota. will be
singing. The service will be held at the First
Presbyterian Church located at 508 16th Street
in Port St. Joe, '
(The United Pentecostal Chyrch currently has services on Sunday and
Wednesday evenings at the Presbyterian Church because of damage resulting
from Hurricane Opal)


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, JULY 4, 1996 PAGE 3B
Reunion Service Sr., from Tucson Arizona, will be
.. uthe speaker.
at Zion Fair Everyone is cordially invited
Baptist Church to attend this service.
Baptist Church .......
The Addison and: Robinson si U t
family reunions will take place on
Sunday, July 7 at 11:00 a.m. at
Zion' Fair Missioriary Baptist h
Church. Minister Ray C. Bolden,

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

The Church of Christ

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


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GULF COUN


GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
MAY 7, 1996
The' Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on May 7, 1996, 'at 6:00,
P.M., in the .Gulf County School Board
.Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe; The
following members were present: Oscar
Redd, Mary Pridgeon, David Byrd, Caroline
Norton, and Charlotte Pierce. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney. were
also presentt. ,
Chairman Redd presided, and the
meeting was opened with the invocation led
by Charlotte Pierce. followed by the Pledge
of Allegiance led by David Byrd.
I Resolutions were adopted and plaques
were presented by the Board to Coach
Curis Ray and the Port St. Joe High School
Varsity Boys Weightlifting team for attaining
the Class 3A State Championship title for
the 1995-96 school year; and also, to Coach
Scott Gowan and the Port St. Joe Hi-gh
School Varsity Boys Track and Field team
for attaining, the Class 3A State
Championship title for the 1995-96 school
year. Copies ofthe Resolutions are on file in
the school board office.
I ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion
Sby Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Pridgeon,
and unanimous vote. the Board adopted the
agenda.
I BUDGET MATTERS/PAYMENT OF
BILLS: Ohr motion by Mrs. Norton; second
by Mr. 1 .rd and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following budget mat-
ters and payment of bills:
Budget Amendment No. VII. General
Fund Budget Amendment No. VII. Special
Revenue, Food Service Budget Amendment
No. VII. Special Revenue, Other Budget
Amendment No. VII., Capital Projects
(PECO)
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion
by Mrs. Pridgeon. second by Mrs. Norton.
and unanimous vote. the Board approved
: the minutes of April 2, 1996,
CORRESPONDENCE: The Board
reviewed bards of thanks from the family of
Dottle Jackson and the family of Henry
"Hank" Miller. No acdon necessary.
BID MATTERS: On motion by Mrs.
Norton, second by Mrs. Pierce, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the follow-
-' tigbid matters:
SAwarded ,the Transportation
Department's Brake Seal, Drum and Shoe
Bid (#97-0031 for the 1996-97 fiscal year to
Saunders Engine Company and Fleet
Supply Company.
Awarded the Transportation
Department's Tire and Tube Bid (#96-002)
for the 1996-97 fiscal year to Performance
Rubber Company; NERO Tire Company;
and Dave Howell Tires of Tallahassee, Inc.
Awarded the Transportation
Department's Seat Cover Bid 1197-0011 for
the 1996-97 fiscal year to School Bus Parts;
D & L Truck & Bus Parts, Inc.: World-Wide
Vinyl; First Class Coach: and Universal
Coach.
PERSONNEL MATTERS: On motion
by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Pridgeon,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
the following personnel matters-
Approved Fred Priest for the supple-
mentary pay position of Golf Coach (Girls)
at Port St. Joe High School for the 1995-96
S school year.
S Approved Kim Whitfield for the supple-
mentary pay position of Varsity Cheerleader
Sponsor at Wewahltchka High School for
the remainder of the 1995-96 school year,
replacing Dawn Alcorn.
Approved Jean D. Bearden as a sub-
stitute teacher in the Gulf County School
System. .
Accepted a. letter of intent to retire
frgm Frances Shores, Secretary to the
Superintendent of Schools. effective
February 14, 1997. Also. approved benefits
applicable for accrued unused sick leave.
Accepted a letter of intent to retire
from B. Walter Wilder. Superintendent of
Schools, effective January 6. 1997. Also.
approved beefits applicable for accrued
unused annual and sick leave.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote. the Board
tabled until its next regular meeting, a
request from Joseph Walker, Sr., to waive a
school board policy regarding retirement
benefits.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mr. Byrd. second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved
. English for Speakers of Other Languages
(ESOL) Plan for 1996-1999.
STUDENT MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Norton. second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following student matters:
Approved notification to the
Department of Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles to suspend two (2) student's dri-
ving privileges for noncompliance.
Approved request for a drivers license
waiver for an adult school student due to
extenuating circumstances
SURPLUS PROPERTY: On motion by
Mrs. Pierce, second by Mr. Byrd, and unan-
imous vote, the Board approved the follow-
ing surplus property matters:
Approved request for property dispos-
al of computer equipment located at
Wewahltchka Elementary School.
Approved request for property dispos-
al of a Carpet Extractor located in the
Maintenance Department.
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: On
motion by Mr. Byrd. second by Mrs. Pierce.
and unanimous vote. the Board approved
the following transportation matters:
Approved new bus stop #6557 on
S, South Canal Street. Overstreet. '
Approved new bus stop #5012 on
Gardenia Street, White City.
: SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT: On
motion by Mr. Byrd. second by Mrs. Pierce.
and unanimous vote. the Board approved
the following matters:
Approved 1996-97 12-Month Holiday
Calendar for non-instructional personnel.
Approved a four-day work week for the
period of May 27, 1996, through August 1.
1996.
The Board reviewed a request for
financial assistance with minor sports pro-
grams at Wewahitchka High School. Port St.
Joe High School, and Port St. Joe Middle
School for the 1996-97 school year. A
S motion was made by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd to provide 8500 per minor sports
S. team. After discussion. Mr. Byrd withdrew


his second to the motion, and Mrs. Pierce
withdrew her motion. On motion by Mrs.
Pridgeon, second by Mrs. Norton, 'and
unanimous -vote, the Board tabled the
request until the next regular meeting in
order to review the total impact of the
request.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
'Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved to table until the next regular
meeting, a request by the Gulf County
Senior Citizens 'Association for occupancy
assurance and adding facilities at the pre-
sent Senior Citizens' site at Wewahitchkai
-Elementary School.
The Board reviewed Sch ool Resource
Officer Monthly Reports from Port St. Joe
High School/Middle School, and
Wewahitchka, High School for the month of
April, 1996. No action necessary. :
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: On
motion by Mis. Norton, second by Mr. Byrd,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
for Mrs. Pridgeon to attend the Florida
School Board Association Summer Training
Conference in Tampa, FL, for the period of
June 12-14, 1996. ,
ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur-
ther business, the meeting adjourned at
7:00 P.M. ,
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
MAY 24, 1996
The Gulf County School Board met in
special session oh May 24. 1996, at 11:00
A.M .,' in the Gulf County School Board
Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The
following members were present: Oscar
Redd, Mary Pridgeon, David Byrd, Caroline
Norton,' and Charlotte Pierce.' The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
also present. '
Chairman Redd presided, and the
meeting was opened with the invocation by
Caroline Norton, followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by David Byrd.
PRESENTATION OF SCHOOL
IMPROVEMENT PLANS: Presentations
were made by the following School Advisory
Councils representatives on the needs and
I activities being considered for each school's
1996-97 School Improvement Program:
Wewahitchka High School Evelyn
Cox/Larry Mathes
Port St. Joe High School Wes Taylor
Highland View Elementary School -
Catherine Barfield ,
Port St, Joe Elementary School"-
Gerald Lewter
S Wewahitchka Elementary School -
Phoebe Butler/Jerry Kelley
Port St. Joe Middle School Chris
Earley.
Adult School Martha Sanborn
On motion by Mr. Byrd. second by
Mrs. Pierce. and unanimous vote, the Board
accepted the School Improvement Plans
with the stipulation that typographical and
numerical figures in the plans be corrected;
and also. the implementation of each
school's plan would be as funds allowed.
PERSONNEL MATTERS: On motion by
Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pierce, and unan-
imous vote, the Board approved the follow-
ing personnel for the 1996-97 school year:
ANNUAL CONTRACT TEACHERS:
Wewahlichka Elementary School Willie
Cartr. Randy Harper. Karen Mnger, and Kim
Whitfield: Port St. Joe Elementary School
Paula Clements.' Barbara Swain, and
Annette Minger; Highland View Elementary
School Jo Hernandez and Tonya Plair:
Wewahitchka High School Grady Booth
(part-time). Randy Cantrell, Tony
Grantham. Petal, Hunter, James Kearce,.
Martin Russ; Stephanie Wade, and Natalie
Wisdahh; Port St. Joe Middle School-Caren
White: Port St. Joe High School' Ann -,
Comforter. Charles Gannon, Susan i
Gannon, Gary Howze. and James McLeod;
Adult School-SImona Pittman, Martha *
Sanborn. and John Treglown; Special
Services-Joy Alles (part-timel and
Charlotte Willis (part-Lime).
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT
TEACHERS: Wewahltchka Elementary
School April Bidwell, Tracy Bowers, Renee
Forehand. Pam Lister. and Kim Ludlum:
Port St. Joe Elementary School Roy
Garrett and Carmel Dodson; Port St. Joe
Middle School Cindi Mixon; Port St. Joe
High School Mitch Bouington.
WEWAHI1TC HIKA ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL: Claudice Baxley. Secretary II:
Sandra Husband. Secretary I-A; Brenda
Little. Aide: NIcki Little. Aide; Janice Nelson,
Aide; Sharon Owens, Aide; and Teresa
Redd, Aide.
PORT 'ST. JOE 'ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL: Janie Adkison, Secretary Ill;
Carol Faison. Secretary I-A: Debra
Anderson. Aide: Judy Griffin. Aide: Gllda
Hobbs. Aide: Mary King. Aide; and Priscilla
Taylor, Aide.
HIGHLAND VIEW ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL: Carolyn' Peak. Secretary I-A:
Margaret Roherson. Secretary 11 (Title I):
Lois Miller. Aide: Kathy Thomas. Aide: and
Joyce Sweazv. Aide.
UWEWAHITCHKA HIGH SCHOOL:'
Martha -Sterzoy. Secretary I-A; Bonnie
Harrison. Finance Clerk: Voncile Daniels,
Aide: Barbara Eubanks. Aide;i Marilyn
Goodwin, Aide: Jackle Grant, Aide: and
LaRue Huddleston, Aide. I
PORT ST. JOE MIDDLE SCHOOL:
Wanda Nixon. Secretary II: and Janet
Lanford. Aide. .'
PORT ST. JOE HIGH SCHOOL: Mary'
Lou Cumble, Secretary "i-Ai Betty
Boulngton. Finance,Clerk: Marlene Sewell.
Aide: Virginia Smith. Library Aide: Debble
Taylor, Aide; Edith Godfrey. Aide; and
Donna Priest. Secretary III.
GULF COUNTY ADULT SCHOOL:
Merri Christie, Secretary II; and Donna
Burch, Aide (contingent upon receipt of
Section 322 funds). ,
SCHOOL BOARD OFFICE: Frances
Shores, Executive Secretary: Angle
Benavides, Secretary II: Sissy Worley.
Finance Officer: Patsy Cooley, Payroll Clerk:
Mary Holley, Finance Clerk: and Cathy
Motl, Fiscal Clerk. .: ;
OFFICE OF INSTRUCTIONAL SER-
VICES: Martha S. Eubanks. Secretary l-A.
SPECIAL SERVICES: Brenda Jordan.
Secretary II: Phyllis Gortman, Courier:
Betty Husband, Staffing Specialist: and
Marge Prange, School Psychologist.
SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICE (contin-
gent upon funding of the Health Service
''. Project): 'Gall. Blackmon, Nurse; Marsha
Bopzeman,'Aide; Linda Chan, Nurse; Carol


Don't Let Careless Use of Fireworks


Ruin Your Fourth of July Celebration


As the nation prepares to cel-
ebrate its 220th birthday, many
people will look for ways to add
sparkle to Fourth of July festivi-
ties with fireworks. Fireworks
have been used around the world
for centuries to celebrate holidays
and special events. But since
most .fireworks contain gunpow-
der or similar ingredients, they
can. be extremely dangerous-
even when handled by experts.
The U. S. Consumer Product.
Safety Commission (CPSC) esti-
mates that in 1995 approximately
11,600 people were treated in
hospital emergency rooms for in-
juries with fireworks. Of those
cases, 8,200 occurred in a 30-day I
period surrounding July 4th
(June 23' to July 23). Three-
fourths of the victims were male
and about half were 10 to 19
years of age..
The spectacular pyrotechnic'
displays that many communities
sponsor to celebrate Indepen-
dence' Day are conducted by
trained and licensed profession-
als. People who want to mark the
nalUon's birthday would be ad-
vised to visit such an event rather
that risk personal injury by using
any kind of fireworks themselves.
The Federal Hazardous Sub-
stances Act prohibits the sale of
the most dangerous fireworks, in-'
eluding reloadable shells,; "Cherry
Bombs", ,aerial bombs, 'M-80s"
and "Silver Salutes".
Florida -law is even more
strict and prohibits almost all de-
vices that contain explosives.


Kelley, School Psychologist: and Hubert Six,
Social Worker.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote. the
Board approved the following pei-sonnel for
the 1996-97 school year: ,
Approved Bryan 'Ba\ley as
Administrative Assistant for School Food
Service and Transportation.
SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE: Jaunlta
Cross, Secretary I-A. Port St. Joe High
School Peggy Harper, Manager. Frances
Hardy, Regular Employee: Ollle V. .Neal,
Regular Employee: Margaret Padgett,
Regular Employee: Aldolna Quinn. Regular
Employee; and Marlene S well, Cashier.
Port St. Joe ElementajySchool dwen
Lowery. Manager Marian Deeson. Assistant
Manager and Breakfast Cashier. and
Thelma Lewis. Regular Employee. Highland
View Elementary School Sharon Shearer.
Manager; Elizabeth Alcorn, Regular
Employee; Renda Kay Aylmer, 'Regular
Employee: and Carolyn Peak, Cashier.,
Wewahitchka High School Ner'ire -Colvin,
Manager: Dorothy, Nowell,' Assilstant
Manager: Rebecca Hamm. Regular
SEmployee: and Betty. Cleckley, Cashier.
Wewahltchka Elementary School' Jean :
Johnson, Manager; Lillian Russ, Assistant
Manager; Pansy Wymes, Regular Employee:'
Shella Williams, Regular Employee;:
Zenvaleen Jones, Regular Employee; and
Marilyn Causey. Cashier.
CUSTODIAL AND MAINTENANCE:
Donna Walker, Secretary I-A; Renda Kay
Aylmer. Custodian: Sandra Brock, Head
Custodian; Oletha Bowers, Custodian;
Beverly Hilton. Custodian; Mary Rhames,
Custodian; Teresa Williams. Head
SCustodian; Willie M. Culver, Custodian:
Olivia Moore, Head Custodian: Lena Weeks.
Custodian: Diana Julius. Head Custodian:
Willie B. McCloud, Custodian; Bennie Russ,
Custodian: Rebecca Smith. Custodian:
Ruby Farmer, Custodian; Joyce Isaacks,
Head Custodian: Pat Latta, Custodian; :
Edith Thomas, Custodian: Ruby Price,
Custodian: Bessie Willis. Head Custodian: '
Christine Worley, Custodian: Joyce
Galnous, Custodian: Ben Causey.
Maintenance Technician: Les Gortman,
Maintenance I; Greg Layfleld, Maintenance
Technician: Melvin Martin. Maintenance II;
George Newsome. Maintenance I; Carl
Phillips. Maintenance Technician; and
Terry Williams. Maintenance II.
.TRANSPORTATION: Daisy Pittman.
Secretary I-A: Clenton Brownell. Mechanic:
Bruce Nixon. Mechanic: Morris Shavers,
Mechanic: and David Causey, Mechanic.
BUS DRIVERS: Port St..,Joe Shirley
Bryant, Betty Fain, Diane Frye, Roy Norris.
Tessie Myrick, Jo O'Barr, Wanda Pate,
Linda PNirswell, William Smith. Shirley
Williams' and Hazel Simmons.
Wewahitchka Betty Cleckley, Phyllis
Gortiman, Lee Hall. Jackie Grant, Forest
SRevell, Peggy Revell, Rosa Williams, Donna
Jackson, and Pamela Grahl. .
Approved Patricia Walker as bus aide
for bus route from Port St. Joe to M.K.
Lewis Center in Panama City.
Accepted a letter of intent to retire
from Joyce Isaacks. Head Custodian, effec-
tive January 1. 1997. Also, approved bene-
fits applicable for accrued unused annual
Sand sick leave. .
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: On
motion by Mrs. Norton. second by Mr Byrd,
and unanimous vote. the Board approved
the following matters:
Approved the following physicians to
administer, bus driver physical: Gulf '
County Public Health Unit, physician in
* charge; and any medical doctor, dually cer-
tified by the State of Florida and the A.M.A.
Approved to discontinue the summer
bus run from Wewahltchka to M.K Lewis
Center in Panama City due to no eligible
ESE students residing in the Wewahitchka
area, effective May 31, 1996.
SThere being no further business, the
meeting adjourned at 1:00 P.M.


"'Black Cats", "Ladyfingers", and
similar :firecrackers are illegal in'
Florida. Also illegal in Florida are
-Roman Candles", "Skyrockets"
and other devices that are ignited
and emit projectiles or launch
into the air.
SIn fact, the only fireworks le-
gal for the public in Florida are
sparklers approved by the State
Fire Marshal's Office. Sparklers
are ,defined as hand-held or
ground-based devices which emit
showers or sparks upon burning
but do not detonate or explode
and cannot propel themselves
-through the: air. Toy gun "caps",
"Smoke bombs", "party poppers"
(which "pop" when a string is
pulled), "snappers" (which "pop"
when thrown 'on a hard surface),
and, "Snakes" (which produce a'
large snake-like ash when lit), are
not defined as fireworks and. are
also considered legal.
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Servic-
es works with the CPSC and Fire
Marshal's Office to check. reports
of .unsafe fireworks or illegal
sales. Anyone with information
about violations should contact
local law enforcement agencies.
Individuals who insist on cel-
ebrating with their own fireworks
should use only legal devices and
observe these safety tips to help
keep their holiday from turning
Into a tragedy:
iDo not allow young children
to play with any fireworks: closely
supervise older children.
*Use only fireworks- that are
legal in Florida, and follow all
warnings and instructions.


Stamp Show

To Be Held
The Panhandle Philatelic So-
ciety will host "Stampfest 3," the
third of four stamp shows in this
year on July 27. The show will be
held at the Knights of Columbus
Hall on Carol Street in Fort Wal-
ton Beach. Show hours will be
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will
be free parking and admission.
This will be a 12 dealer
bourse with dealers from several
states in attendance. These deal-
ers will be able to offer United
States, confederate' and world-
wide stamps and covers, as well
as.an prray.of philatelic supplies.
Etealers wll be available jor infor- ,
mal appraisals'of 'stamp collec-i
tons.
The United States Post Offlce
will operate a sales booth at this
show. The last show of 1996 will
be held at the same location on
October 26. All collectors, begin-
tner to advanced, as well as the
general public are invited to join
them for a day of philatelic fun.
If you have any questions or
you need further information,
please contact Fred Bradford at
(904) 651-2770.

V.F.W. Sponsors

4th of July Booth,
Members of the John C.
Gainous Post #10069 V.F.W. and
the Ladies Auxiliary will have a
booth at Frank Pate Park on July
4th beginning at 4 o'clock p.m..
They will be serving hot dogs and
hamburgers, soft drinks and
more.

Veterans Meet
Members of the John C.
Gainotis Post #10069 V.F.W. and
the Ladles Auxiliary will hold
their regular meeting July 9th at
the post home in Highland View
beginning at 7:30 p.m. (EDT).
All members are urged to at-
tdnd. Come and see what's going
on in your post home




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*Light fireworks in a clear
area away from bystanders,
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fireworks or other combustibles.
*Always keep water close by
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By Dr. Stephen J. Gross., Podiatrist


MANAGING DIABETES
Some 10 to 12 million Ameri-
cans have diabetes. The disease
poses high risks of disabilites and
life-threatening complications. Al-
though there is no cure, many dia-
betics are able, to control the dis-
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proper diet and moderate exercise
recommended by their physicians.
Walking is a favored form of ex-
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t period c checkups by the podi-,
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The more attention paid by diabet-
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Presented In ;he Interest
S of better foot care by:
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HIGHWAY 98 EASTPOINT
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NOTICE OF LAND USE CHANGE,

The Gulf County Board of Com-

missioners will consider a land

use change from: Residential to

Mixed/Commercial Residential

for one (1) acre of land :parcel

#741.002 by ordinance at a pub-

lic hearing on July 9, 1996 at 6:05

p.m., E.D.T., in the County Com-

mission Meeting Room..


Interested persons are encour-

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cerning the proposed land use

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Any questions prior to this public

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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL ,* THURSDAY, JULY 4, 1996 PAGE SB



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AUCTION Every FRIDAY at 7
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Joe. Let us sell It for you! Come
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1985 Toyota 4.wheel dr., truck, runs
great,, looks good, $4,500 obo. 639-
2533. 2tc 7/4.
1984 Pontiac Bonneville. 81.000
miles for $1.750. 647-8357.
1984 Pontiac Brand Prix, one owner.
$2.200. 647-8257. ltc 7/4
1986 IROC-Z w/T-tops. Newly rebuilt
350, high performance engine. Needs
paint Job. $2.900 obo. Call 827-2128.
4tc 6/27
1993 Chevrolet Astro van. p/w. p/b,
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4tc 6/13
'88 Yamaha 225 4 wheeler, new tires.
excel. cond., $2.000. 227-7433.
tfc 7/4


Two bedroom apartment, $325
month. Call George Duren. 229-8398.
2tc 7/4
For Rent: Furnished apartment, all
utilities furnished. 229-9000.
tifc 6/27


Mexico Beach furnished 3 bd.. brick
home. sunroom. carport. nice yard &
patio. gulf view. long term plus one
bdrm. cottage. Available in July. 648-
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Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
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on busy Hwy. 71. One area 2400 sq.
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furniture, antique, restaurant, bar,
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tfc 7/4
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1.500 s.f. metal building and approx.
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Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
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One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.:
Rents starting at $255.00 per mo. Af-
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storage. For hearing impaired call
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Call 227-7413


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Cen. h &a. laundry facilities, energy
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Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
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This complex is funded by the Farm-
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Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
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Warehouses, small and large. some
with office, suitable for small busi-"
ness, 229-6200. tfc 7/4

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Yard Sale: Sat., July 7th. 8:00 a.m.
till 12:00 noon. Bedspread. lamps.
bikes, loveseat,. sofa. clothes, lots of
misc. 1613 MarVin Ave. Itp 7/4





Billy Carr Chevrolet Chrysler,
Blbuntstown. FL now taking applica-
tions for the following positions:
* Service Advisor. Service Techni-
cian, Parts Counterman
If you are interested, contact Victor
Walsh at (904) 674-4578. 3tc 6/27


Certified nurses aide needed, part '
time., references important 229-8981.
2tc 7/4
Gulf Co. Ass9c. for Retarded Citizens
is. accepting applications for Part-time
Trainer Supervisor for weekend'work;
Qualifications are high school diplo-
ma. Florida chauffeur license, and
satisfactory passing of background
screening and local law enforcement
check. Experience preferred. This po--
sition involves supervision and train-
ing of 8 developmentally disabled citi-
zens living in a group home. This
program Is funded by HRS/DS. Addi-
tional Information may be obtained
from the Association office at 200 Pe-
ters SL. Port SL Joe. I tc 7/4


Painter needed. Mexico Beach area.
-Experience necessary. Call James,
' 647-3100. 4tc 7/4"


Youth Organizer. The Washington
Improvement Group is seeking an in-
dividual'to organize our youth compo-
nent. This Youth Organizer will have
an intimate knowledge of the North
Port St. Joe community, and will be
able to establish linkages with com-
munity youth. Excellent opportunity
for a college student home for the
summer, or recent college graduate.
Excellent organizational and commu-
nication skills required. Part time
only. Salary $6-$8 hour. depending
upon experience. Must be able to
work evenings and weekends. This is
a grant-funded position, with no guar-
antee bf'continued funding beyond
December 1996. Submit resumes or
letter of inquiry to Mark McGruder.
Executive Director. P. 0. Box 654.
Port St Joe. FL 32457. 1 tc 7/4


Medical transcriber needed at Gulf
Pines Hospital. Contact Gina Grimal-
di, 227-1121. 2tp7/4
North Fla. Head Start. Family Service
Worker Position Available.,
General description: Family Service
Workers are responsible for ensuring
that children & families are served in
the program by assisting .in recruit- -
ment efforts, enrolling, and assisting
them in receiving social services sup-
port.
Minimum Qualifications: High school
diploma or GED with experience in
working with young children and famn-
Silles or preferred experience in case
management. Must have valid Florida
driver's license. Working knowledge of
principles of social work. Strong inter-
personal and communication skills.
Ability to organize to meet deadlines.
Must be self motivated and have
strong understanding of multicultural
differences. T yping/computer skills
are required.
Instructions for applying: Send re-
sume to: North Florida Head Start. P.
0. Box 988. Wewahitchka. FL 32465.
Attn: Parent Involvement/Social Ser-
vice Coordinator, phone 904-639-
5080. fax 904-639-5801. Deadline for
submittal Is July 19, 1996.
2tc 7/4

, The Arizona Chemical Port St. Joe
plant will be accepting applications
for entry level openings at the Florida
Job Service office at 1000 5th Street.
County Complex. 2nd Floor Confer-
. ence Room in Port St. Joe on July 2.
9 and 1 1 only. Qualified candidates
will be required to take a pre-
employment test. EOE, M/F/D/V.
2tc 6/27


TRASI SRVCE


PORT THEATRE GIFT SHOP & AUC-
TION open Tues. thru Sat.. Featuring
many specials this week: leather, pul-
leys. chain, collectibles, furniture.
toys. antiques. gifts, books, art, morel
Wade Clark Auctions. 229-9282, 229-
2580. AB 1239. 4te 7/4
COINS BY THE BAYI
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens. fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
tfc 7/4
SWig servicee If you need to have
your 'vfg shampooed, set or styled
please call 247-3492."-
4tc 6/6
I will paint your house. You supply
the paint, you name the price Job
guaranteed Call Mark at 229-1045.


POOL CARE

Barfield's

229-2727


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC .0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality Is higher than price"
229-8631
tic 5/2

C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2,'Box A1 C, Port St. Joe
Phone 229-6018

STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
i UC #E 0013168 .INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND


904-229-8161
Fayc's Nail &
Tanning Salon /
TOTAL NAIL CARE
Certified Nail Technician
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. Pentium Desktop and Notebook
PC's, full line of PC components &
Memory. Point of Sale Equip. Internet
Access: Contact Ron Bordelon Nez
Micro. Complete PC parts list upon
request. Email: nexmricro@beach-
es.net. 227-6590 Fax/voice 647-
3339. 904-647-8339 after 6:00.


Small Engine Repair

Barfield's 229-2727

Free Pickup 8 Delivery



DISCOUNT POOL
SUPPLIES

Barfield's 229-2727



Avon

Catherine L. Comer
lidenpendent Sales Representative
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 Lavn Service Needs"
MOWING. EDGING. TRIMMING, SPRAYING.
FERTILIZING, WEEDING, CLEAN OUTS.
SPRINKLER REPAIR. AND LANDSCAPING
Free Estimates
Call 229-435 t f4/6


NEX Microsystems
announces NEW PENTIUMS
starting at'S 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"
S Comer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitdhka, FL 32465
Business: (9041 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12


Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil ,'
BULLDOZERS.. BACKHOES LOADERS *TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5t67 if noanswer '

LIC RFFOO' 142
FREE ESTNILATCS RG 0051008
ER 001161S

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 904/229-68211


Port SL Joe Lodge No. 1' 11
Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month. 8:00 p.m..Masonic Hall.
214 Reid Ave.
Robert Redmon. W.M.
Bill Jordon. Sec.
1 st & 3rd weeks -Dec.


DISCOUNT HARDWARE
Barfield's

229-2727


* Residential. Custom Wood
Commercial Industrial

A 8 R Fence
Feadca fad 4 eeetet Werk
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 ( 041 647-4047


LAWN CARE

Barfietld's

229-2727


Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
9tp 6/2


STUMP GRINDING
Average Stump $10.00
1-800-628-8733
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises. Inc.
tto 4/6

MOWING RAKING WEEDING
EDGING TRIMMING
LANDSCAPING LICENSED


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


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


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 10x1Q 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT 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 Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229 '
c 4/6

Locally
Owned O



v i I ,Residential
+' Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Res;aurani ael
* Flea Control Condomriniums
* Household Pest Control New Tieatmenu
*Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construclion Sies
Jd FAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
' Seimng GWulCo. & SurroundingAreas


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
S Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. M,8 Thurs. meetings at 1st United
'Methodist Church PS


S. .' l ',. 1 -


%


Pressure Washing, Houses, Mobile
Homes, Residential, Commercial.
639-3028. tfc 7/4


Yazoo Mowers
Barfield's
229-2727
We Take Trades 100. Fin.


CUSTOM HOME PLANS
(904) 647-3548
Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


i, A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
Machine (Sales/Servicel
SVentilation Sheet Metal Fab. Natural
r. Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor

Hardenigg e..N e 9duae

Service .Co...
.. Wewahitchka,.FL 32465
'-. S tei 1 #10 6h5. -"" "* Emle "Cooter" Harden/Owner
4.;6 ; 4.bonep:139-C454, -,, ; Cel. Ph. #227-5036 tc6/20

S 24,HOUR SERVICE 7 DAYS A WEEK
SERVICING ALL OF GULF AND BAY COUNTIES'
Hanlon's Heating: 8 Cooling

HIGHWAY 71 S. WEWAHITCHKA
Sales Service Installation
All Makes and MIodels
HEATING AIR CONDITIONING REFRIGERATION
Uc.nsaedand I L. IRA0040379
Insured a -nabl 1 P' 4tp 6/13
SProfessional Service at Reasonable Prices 30 years experience


ALLEN'S GULF
: 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. S -KWi'"cr
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 tV 1/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456





Let us do the caring while you're away
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 > .
7 -. .


NEAEAD ITOW#'P

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VSSS~iS~iSl


Nightingale & Assoc. Professional
Home Health Agency now hiring RN
case managers. Salary DOE. Call
904-653-8551 or mail resume to: P.
0. Box 974, Apalachicola, FL 32329.
2tc 6/27


LOOKING 'for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica Financial ServiceS. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfc 7/4

Licensed, real, estate agent wanted.
Full or part-time position available.
Call 227-1892. tfc 7/4
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 7/4
Now hiring waiters, waitresses, cooks,
dishwashers, full or part time, flexible
hours. Apply Julie's Restaurant. 222
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe. tfc 7/4



BSBRAL


Practically new hood protector
(bra) for Jeep, black leather w/
jeep insignia. $66 obo. Extra
wide, heavy duty Invare wheel-
,chair, w/cushion, used very lit-
tle, detachable leg & foot rest,
$400 obo. Wood dining room
table w/4 ladderback, cane bot-
tom chairs, $150; 18,000 btu
Whirlpool window air cond.,
$300; apartment size gas stove,
$75; Vitamaster comfort air,
exercise bike, $75; living room
sofa, country style, blue & rose
plaid w/wooden arms, $100;
wooden tea cart, drop' leaf,
$125 obo; solid wood, combo
tater, onion, bread box, made
to look like old cast iron wood
stove, beautiful piece, $125. If
interested in any of above"
items, call 227-3419.
Penn 113 H reel and rod. $60. Hoover
Sprint Vac $50; tent 4 man 8'x9'.
$50: desk chair. $10. 647-8822 after,
6:00 p.m. EDT. Itp 7/4
Queen size mattress set. w/metal
frame, good cond., asking price $100.
229-9070. lce 7/4
SACRIFICE, 28' Avion, great for
beach. must sell. $4,000 obo. Cape
San Bias Resort. 229-6800. Itp 7/4
Quality decks, porches, utility sheds,
maintenance services for your home.
driveways, carports, and patios. All
types of wood work and concrete work
can be done. We even do lawn mainte-,
nance. Call for your free estimates. B.
A. Construction, Lie. #BGF01714A.
ask for Bobby. Call 227-7371.
2tp 7/4'

'1991 Destiny Omni mobile home.
14'x52', 2 bdrm., I ba., all electric,
ce.i. h&a. upgraded features, must be
moved. $13.000. Call 647-3581.
tfic 6/27

NEX MICRO Computer Sales &"
Service. PIONEX Pentium 100 Multi-
media $1699.14" SGA monitor. 16 Mb
EDO RAM 1.2 Gb Western Digital HD
Intel Trident Chipset 256k Pipelined
Cache Toshiba 6X CD ROM 2 Mb
MPEG Video, Windows 3.11. Perfect
Office Quicken SE & morel Other
Pentium PC's starting at $1099.
Days: 227-6590, H: 647-8339, FAX
S904-647-3339 email1 Ron' Bordelon:
nexmicro@beaches.net ; -
PC Components price list, upon re-
quest. tfc 7/4

CARPENTRY, patio enclosure, siding,
windows Installed, your home built.
additions, decks and more. All work Is
guaranteed & done by a licensed gen-
eral contractor licensed #RG0066513.
Look at work I have done. If you like
It, hire me.: Expert work and nothing
less. Of course free estimates.'THE
HOUSE DOCTORS, '647-3300 or 1-
800-919-HOUSE. tfc 7/4
Mushroom Compost. $15 yard. any-
time. 648-5165. tfc 8/1

CATHERINE
(Ramsey) BARFIELD
for Superintendent
of Schools
Pd. Poi Ad. Pd for by Catherine Bartield, Dem.


SEA OAT PLANTS

BARFIELD'S

229-2727
4to714





FREE kittens to a good home, 6
yeeks old, call Barbara, 229-8221.
: Monthly flea programs are expensive
& don't kill ticks. Cool your dog and
treat fleas, ticks, .flies, and "hot
spots". Ask Barfleld's Lawn & Garden,
229-2727 after HAPPY JACK KENNEL
DIP. 6tc 6/20
DOG GROOMING PLUS, '227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding'for dogs & cats.
tfc 7/4

PET & PROPERTY, TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelli., 229-1065, tfe 7/4


1990 Fleetwood vinyl sided and un-
derpinned doublewide 3 bdrm., 2 ba.,
lg. liv. rm., dining rm. & pantry. Cen.
heat & air. Appli. included. Located at
109 W. Rogers SL, on high and dry
lot w/1 deep and shallow wells.
$35,000. 227-2012. 4tp 7/4
3 bdrm., 2 ba. brick home, 1330 sq.
ft. cen. h&a, satellite, ceiling fans,
carport, storage house in rear,
$60,000, White. City. 827-2997.
tfc 6/27


For Sale Like new, $20,000 obo.
14'x70" trailer with 15'x26' porch. Will
sell with most of furniture and stove,
ref., washer, dryer, porch, air cond.,
across from gulf on canal. Cen. air,
gas heat, 2 storage buildings, Ig. lot,
Big Gator Park, 34th St., N. Mexico
Beach,,i Lot 9. Key with neighbor.
Phone 219-866-0279, leave message.
2tp 6/27

Lot for Sale: Corner of Hayes Ave. &
Pompano in Highland View,
150'x145', 229-8079. tfc 6/27
Brick house, 3 bdrm., 1 ba. living
room with fireplace, din,, kit.,' utility
rm, cen. heat and air, corner lot. 115
Sailfish St., Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment only. tfc 7/4


Must sell: 9.9 acres in north Georgia.
Will trade for lot on C-30 or Indian
Pass. 407-298-2530. 3tc 6/20


By Owner: 12'x47' mobile home on 1/
2 acre, Overstreet Community. Appli-
ances included, hookup for washer/
dryer, metal storage bldg., fish pond
on property. $19,000. Call 648-5372
or 229-6114. tfc 7/4

1/2 to one acre lots near Jones
Homestead. Owner' financing,:' E-Z
terms. Mobile homes allowed. 647-
8317. 6tc6/13
By Owneir 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, loft, 3
decks, pool/hot tub available.. 108
Boardwalk Ave., Cape San Bias. 647-
3828. tfc 7/4
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. tfec 7/4
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.'
i tfc 7/4

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 7/4
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. A., '3 bdrm.. 2 1.2
bath, master bd ,, 22'x 16' with gar-
den tub. sunken ,den w/fireplace and'
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch. 12'x16'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon;
229-6411. tfc 7/4
Half acre lots for sale. Hwy. 386,
Overstreet. Creekvlew Subd., $500,
down. $96.48 per month, 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tfc'7/4
1/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing. 227-
2020. ask for Billy. tfc 7/4
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road. 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 7/4





"NEED ALTERATIONS" Big job or lit-
tle job. Contact 229-6770. if no an-
swer, leave message. Home after 5:00
p.m. 3tc 6/27





Want to Buy: house in Port St. Joe
area. Call Pat 227-3511, if interested
in selling. tfc 7/4


MESSAGE

SERVICE


Cellular Users


Can Save Lives


The Fourth of July is a time
for celebration across the coun-
try-and a time to put safety first.
While everyone takes to the road
and the water over the holiday
weekend, keeping your cellular
phone nearby and remembering
cellular safety programs could
help save a life...
By dialing *DUI or *FMP
(Florida Marine Patrol) on their
cellular phones, cellular users
can alert authorities of a suspect-
ed driver under the ,influence.
Several other emergency cellular
numbers that serve as a source,
for motorists and boaters include:
*FHP (Florida Highway Patrol),
*CG (Coast Guard), *GFC (Game
and Fish Commission), and 911.
Authorities ask that motorists
who use cellular safety numbers
to inforn law enforcement of sus-
pected: criminal action not follow
or impede the suspect, but have
pertinent information available
for the dispatcher, including col-
or, make, license number and the
direction in which the car or boat
is headed.
'These safety numbers give'
cellular users a direct line to law
enforcement assistance," said


3609 Communications General
Manager, Kris Eagan. "Holidays
are a time to relax and have fun,
and these programs give peace of
mind knowing that, should it be
needed, help is at your finger-
'tips." '
360. Communications Comn-
'pany is the second largest, stand-
alone wireless communications
company in the country, provid-
ing wireless voice and data ser-
vice to more than 1.5 million cus-
tomers in, nearly 100 markets
"across 14 states. 360o Communi-
cations' Southeast Region is
based in Tallahassee and serves
more than 330,000 customers in
Alabama, Florida, and South Car- ,
ollna.

. Fla. Farm Facts
Tomatoes are native to the
Americas, probably originating in
'.the Andes mountain region .of
South America. The earliest writ-
ten record of the tomato dates
back to only 1554. Florida farm-
Sers grow 100 percent of the U.S.-
produced fresh tomatoes in the
jnonths of January, February and
V March.


PULCNOIE


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
PROFESSIONAL PLANNING SERVICES TO
PREPARE AN EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL
REPORT (AR)l
FOR THE
oULF COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Gulf County' is seeking professional planning'_,
services for preparation of the County's
Comprehensive Plan Evaluation and Appraisal
Report as required by 9J-5.0033. Interested firms
are requested to submit a proposal to Include the
following:
. Firm Background and Experience
IL. Statement of Qualifications to Performi
Required Services
Ill. Qualifications of Key Personnel Assigned to
Project
IV. Approach to AccomplishingRequired Tasks
* V. Proposed Schedule for Accomplishing Project
VI. Proposed Fee and Contract Terms
Factors to be considered In the selection process
include:
')' Technical Knowledge'ofRequired Services
> Familiarity with Gulf County Comprehensive
Plan
)> qualifications of Key Personnel
> Proximity to Project Area
). Technical ,Approach to Accomplishing
Project
> Proposed Schedule and Fee
AddlUonal Information can be obtained from the
Gulf County Chief Administrator DEon Butler at
(904) 229-6111 or 1000 5th Street. Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED PROPOSAL and what the PROPOSAL Is
for. : .
Proposals will be received until 5:00 o'clock. p.m..
E.D.T.. July 9. 1996. at the Office of Clerk of
Circuit Court, Qulf County Courthouse. 1000 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe. Florida. 32456
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
. proposals. /s/Billy E.Traylor
Chairman
2te, June 27 and July 4. 1996. .


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
NO. 959e-s9
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any person, company
or corporation Interested in selling the County the
following described Insurance policies:
I. Workmen's Compensation
n. Building & Contents
Ill. Comprehensive General Liability
IV. Automobile Insurance
V. Mobile Insurance
VI. Ambulance Drivers and Attendants
Malpractice
VII. Public Officials Errors and Omissions
VIll. Public Employees Honesty Bond / Tax
Collector
IX. Money & Securities Bond / Tax Collector
X. Public Employees Honesty Bond / Clerk
or Circuit Court
XI. Money & Securities Bond / Clerk of
CircultCourt
XII. Water System Bond '
Specifications can' be obtained from the Ofce of
the Clerk of Circuit Court. Gulf County


Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street. Port SL Joe, FLt
32456. Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m.,
E.S.T.. August 27. 1996, In thl Office of the Clerk'
of Circuit Court. The Board reserves the right to
reject and and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS"
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor
Attest Benny C. UJster. Clerk
2tc. June 27 and July 4. 1996.


NOTICE
NoUce Is hereby given that the Board of City
Commissioners sitting as the Board of
Adjustments will hold a public hearing Tuesday,
July 16. 1996 at 8:00 p.m., to determine whether
the City will authorize granting a variance of 0.61
feet (-7 Inches) on the northerly property line In
order to construct a residence on Lot II. Block
S1007.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvs
City Clerk'
2tc, July 4 and; I, 1996.
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA. IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of
GEORGE M CLARK,
S. Husband/Petitioner.
and
REBECCA D. CLARK.
Wife/RespondenL
CASE NO. 96-212,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: REBECCA D. CLARK
3614 Game Farm Road
Panama City. Fla. 32404
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for
dlssoluuon of marriage has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses. If any. to this action on DAVID C.
GASKIN. ESQ.. PeUtitioner's attorney, whose
address Is Post Office Box 185. Wewahlichka.
Florida 32465. on or before the 2nd day of AugusLt.
1996. and til e original with the Clerk of tis ,
Court either before service orn plantifs attorney or
Immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on
the 28th day of June. 1996.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ C. Bridges
Deputy Clerk -
4te, Juy4, 11, I18and 25, 1996.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes. the undersigned intend
to register with the Division of Corporations.
Department o" State the fictitous trade name
under which II will be engaged In business and In'
which said business is to be carried on. to-wict
'NAME TO BE REGISTERED:' ,Watson's
Construction.
MAILING ADDRESS: 401 16th Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456.
OWNER IS): William T. Watson.
Itp. July 4. 1996.


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

NEW LISTING:
Intracoastal Waterway: 5 acres with 550 ft.
frontage on. Intracoastal Waterway. Property, is.
located between Overstreet and White City.
'Possible owner financing. $85,000.

JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
S',"



EXCELLENT CONDITION! READY TO:SHOW!
$77,500 3 BR/2 1/2 BA. Creekwood Development
220 FORK ST., OVERSTREET







Perfect for the large famiyownstairs den/guest an be 4th BED-
ROOM or mother-in-law quarters. Central electric, new shingle roof,
1924 SF living space on a beautiful 1/2 acre. Adjacent 1/2 acre facing
Hwy. 386 avail, for purchase also. Owner is R.E. agent. Directions:
from Mex. Bch, n. on Hwy. 386 aspprox. 10 miles to Creekwood Dev.,
left on Spruce, left on Ford, 1st house on left.



RIVERS and LAKES



Patsy Whitfield, Broker
CALL: LAWRENCE HARRIS, AGENT
639.3300 OFFICE/648-4172 HOME


Tom Todd

Realty, INC.


BEACH

RENTALS
CAPE SAN BLAS
INDIAN PASS
MEXICO BEACH
ST. JOE BEACH
PORT ST. JOE


MEXICO BEACH
WYSONG AVENUE AND 15TH ST.- Two large comer lots Family neighborhood
near churches, shopping and beach. $31,000.00
FLORIDA AVENUE AND 3RD ST.- Large 75' x 112.5' comer lot Mobile home
allowed Two blocks to dedicated beach! $28,500.00.
OLEANDER AVENUE 50' x 150' (from Oleander to Fortner Ave.) Only half block to
beautiful Gulf of Mexico and beach access! $49,900.00.
TEXAS DRIVE 100' x 108' READY TO BUILD ON with 1,050 gal. septic tank in
place! $15,000 MAKE OFFER!
BEACON HILL
HIGHWAY 386 ONE HALF MILE TO HIGHWAY 98 4.55 Acres (360' on Hwy.
386 by 550' deep) Housing, business or recreation! $69,000.00 (Gulf County side)
BEACON HILL ESTATES AND HIGHWAY 386 Two lots back to back from Hwy.
386 to Lucia Ave. 100' x 120' each lot. High and dry w/trees! View of water w/quick
access to beach! $39,900.00
OLIVE STREET Two cleared, high and dry lots with large septic tank. MOBILE
HOMES 0. K.1 Three blocks to beach! $20,000.00
ST. JOE BEACH
GULF AIRE 101 TRADEWINDS DRIVE SPLIT LEVEL HOME 3/3 Cedar
Siding. MASTER SUITE TOP FLOOR Great room. Formal D/R, Spacious kitchen
w/built-ins, DECKS GALORE! Energy efficient w/2 heat pumps. Large comer w/sprin-
kler system. PRIVATE BEACH! $239,500.00 Call Brenda Lynn, Assoc. 904-648-8215
GULF AIRE CRISTENS CURVE Large, dry lot w/good drainage. Near pool and
tennis courts. $17,900.00
SEASHORES LOTS Several available Great, restricted homesites! SEWER TAPS
PAID. $17,500.00
NEW LISTING,- SELMA STREET UNIQUE DESIGN Iwo story home with bal-
cony/deck. 3/2 with NEW CARPET AND PAINT. Unattached. double garage..
OBLONG POOL! Also, 1/1, kalchenetie guest house. Only one-half block to dedicated
beach! $129,900.00
HIGHWAY 98 AND CORONADO STREET (4) Two bedroom; 1.5 baths furnished
townhomes. Stucco and stone. pa'ed parking Unobstructed view with dedicated beach
'access! GREAT RENTAL POTENTIAL! $95.000.00 each
HIGHLAND VIEW
HIGHWAY 98 AND ST. JOSEPH BAY 492' m/I Bay frontage 581' m/I on Highway
98 COMMERCIAL OR RESIDENTIAL BUILDING w/proper permits. (2.36-acres
m/1) $125,000.00 Ask for Brenda, Eves 648-8215.
VICTORIA AVENUE LARGE LOT (170' X 115') COMMERCIAL OR RESIDEN-
TIAL ALLOWED. $20,000.00
THIRD AVENUE AND 5TH STREET Two large lots 150' x 140' ea. (total 300' x
140) MOBILE HOMES OR HOUSES! $14.250.00 ea. lot.
HIGHWAY 98 (Across from Dixie Belle Motel) APPROXIMATELY 17 acres -
COMMERCIAL OR RESIDENTIAL 1.600 fl. on Hwy. 98. Call office for details.
PORT ST. JOE
105 YAUPON STREET 3/2 Brick home with 18' x 36' GUNITE POOL. Family room
w/fireplace, kitchen and dining w/bar and bay window. Garage. Great neighborhood,
near schools and ballfields. $116,000.00. Ask for Brenda, Eves 648-8215.
1911 JUNIPER AVENUE Spacious, 3/2 brick home w/large family room. Cabinets
galore in kitchen. Formal LR, Master bath suite. Work shop in back with extra covered
parking. Two comer lots w/sprinkler system. $116.000.00 .
1211 JUNIPER EXECUTIVE STYLE HOME. This home has three bedrooms and 2
baths, and is approximately 1,950 sq. feet in size. Sits on two comer lots. Priced at
$110,000.00
OVERSTREET
HIGHWAY 386 Four acres with 2/1 mobile home and large 40' x 60' commercial
designed building Deep well Only 4 miles to beach. $54,000.00
HIGHWAY 386 11.25 acres n/I with 1,200' of highway frontage. (south end of high
rise bridge at O'Street)- POSSIBLE SELLER FINANCING $250.00 per front ft.
.MAKE OFFER!
SOUTH CANAL STREET 5 acres with 300' tower. INCOME POTENTIAL TO
LEASE ANTENNA SPACE! $49,900
CHIPOLA RIVER
NEAR BAILEYS LANDING ON CHIPOLA RIVER LOT 110' X 500' approx.
,Beautiful private lot with huge trees and travel trailer set up. Power pole, community
water. BOAT ACCESS! $29,900.00
TREASURE BAY SUBDIVISION :
SCENIC HWY C30 LOT #3 103' X 217' with access to 6800 acre hunting preserve
'and bream and catfish pond. 10' easement right to St. Joseph Bay. $16,500.00
CAPE SAN BLAS
PENINSULA ESTATES 3/2 home in EXCELLENT condition. Most furnishings will
stay. Extra lot included. Concrete parking. Lg. deck. Storage rm. on ground level. Pnced
at only $110,000.
GULF VIEW at GULF PINES. Large lovely home with good view of, and deeded.
access to, the gulf. 4 br/4ba., 2,000sq. ft. open & screened decks, fireplace, satellite TV,
2 car enclosed garage and concrete parking. Price $169,000.
GULF ACCESS CAPE DUNES. -This 2brV2 ba. home is priced at only $82,000 fur-
nished. -Has open deck and deeded access to beach. Has parking under house.
GULF ACCESS THE BOARDWALK- 2 br/2 ba. Deeded access to the gulf and asso-
ciation POOL. Completely furnished! Has great rental potential forinvestor. View of gulf
'& bay from upper deck. Reduced to $118,000.
GULF FRONT- 3/2.5 Townhomes in excellent condition. Furnished, great view of sun-
sets. Open and screened decks. Great rental possibilities. Priced from $82,000.
GULF VIEW THE BOARDWALK- 3 br/2 ba. great view of the gulf from decks. Has
cen. h/a, fireplace w/hearth, 'new carpet, new paint inside, concrete parking, etc. Access
to POOL! Easy access to the beach. Excellent rental potential for investor. Priced
$168,000.
COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL- Spacious (1800 sq.) double wide modular bldg. on
1.25 acres. Located next to State Park. 100' highway frontage. HIGH TRAFFIC AREA!
Owner financing possible. Price $120,000.
GULF FRONT 3 br/2.5 ba. upstairs and I brj1 ba. (plus plumbed area for small
kitchen) downstairs. Beautiful view of the gulf. House needs some TLC. Could be great
rental property for investor. Sits on 50'x400lot.
GULF VIEW NEW!!! This is a NEW 2 br/2ba. home. Has good rental potential for
investor. Almost completely furnished including kitchen appliances. Deeded access to
the beach. Concrete parking. $105,000.
SEVERAL LARGE (Hwy. 30 to Lagoon) Lots near Franklin County line. Prices start
at $9,600.


Tom Todd Realty, Inc.
HC 1 Box 150, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
800-876-2611 or 904-227-1501 I
Thomas M. Todd, Licensed Real Estate Broker REALTOh:


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In County $15 Annually
Plus .90 Sales Tax

Out of County $20 Annually
Plus Sales Tax Rate of Subcriber's County

Out of State $20 Annually

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