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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 26, 1996
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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1508 HWY 431-,
A~LRERTYILLE AL 357950


THE


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STAR


INDUSTRY- DEEP WATER PORT- FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA


FIFTY-NINTH YEAR, NUMBER 17


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456'* THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1996


Gulf Has Highest Percentage Of Graduates In State Of Florida! 93.42%


Florida Education Commis-
sioner Frank T. Brogan released
1995-96 data last week showing
that students are dropping out of
S high school at a slightly lower
rate than 1994-95. The data also
shows a slight improvement in
the 1995-96 graduation rate, af-
ter showing declines for the previ-
ous two school years.
Gulf county schools have
the highest graduation rate and
rank second in the lowest drop-
out rate in the state of Florida.
Statewide, high school gradua-
tion rates rose for the first


Also Records Second Lowest in Dropout Percentage; Reflecting Excellent Results in County
Schools In Its Applications of "Blueprint 2000" Program and Local Emphasis on Quality


time in three years while the
dropout rate declined for the
third consecutive year. Gulf
county teens should be proud,
statistics prove that they have
high expectations of success,
as well as the support and facil-
ities of district schools to ob-
tain a high school diploma.
Gulf county school district's
1995-96 graduation rate is the


highest of all 67 county districts
in the state of Florida. Gulls rate
leads the pack at a whopping rate
of 93.42%.
Education Commissioner
Brogan attributes the latest im-
provements to a Florida program.
Blueprint 2000. Its aim is to give
more power to local levels of edt-
cation, such as parents, teachers
and local officials and hold them


accountable for meeting educa-
tion standards. "Florida's student
body is moving in the right direc-
tion: with more students staying
in school and achieving their high
school diploma." Commissioner
Brogan said. "Florida students.
teachers, parents and schools de-
serve all the credit for meeting
the challenge of higher expecta-
tions and greater accountability


from the educational system."
Statistics from the Florida
Department of Education report
that Gulf county had eight "drop-
outs" in the 1995-96 school year.
The 'dropout' rate is measured by
the number of students who quit
high school in a given school
year. it is possible that they could
succeed in a high school equiva-


lency program and still be consid-
ered in this category. Graduation
rates were calculated by compar-
ing the number of ninth graders
who entered in the 1992-93
school year to the number that
graduated in 1995-96. Locally,
the district started with 152
ninth graders and ended with
142 completes of the nationally
designed four-year high school
program.
Congratulations Gulf County
for achieving another high level of
honor, one which makes the com-
munity the best!


Seated, from left, are Marshall Nelson, Emergency Management Director; Major Tom Kennedy;
Janet Tucker, Public Affairs Specialist; Leigh Ann Redovan, Public Affairs, Eglin; Tamara Laine,
Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce (standing); Commissioner Warren Yeager; Peter Rosasco;
City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis.


Beaches Water System's Security

Employee Directives Clarified At
In a special called meeting of Nathan Peters, Jr., during the
the Gulf County Commission last previous weekend he was
Tuesday evening, December 19. Informed by Chief Administrator
the commission unanimously Don Butler that county employees
adopted a policy which under- had been instructed by newly
scored the responsibility of coun- elected commissioner Tommy
ty employees when they are given Knox to install a lockout device on
a directive by an individual cor- the power controls of the recently
missioner which they deem is ai installed beaches water system.
' unsafe practice or detrimental to Upon personal observation by
the county. The motion, proposed Peters, he reported that he agreed
Sby Commissioner Warren Yeager, with Butler that the action was
effectively releases a county unsafe, and stopped the installa-
S employee from following the direc- tIon of the lockout device on the
Live pending the action of the full power trip switch.
board at either an emergency or The action stemmed from
regular meeting. Knox's desire to prevent anyone
: According to Board Chairman from tampering with the system's


and County


Special Meeting
pumps since the gate to the
entrance of the complex had not
been. Installed yet. The
Commission agreed that the gate
and barb wire around the fence
top should be installed. Knox dis-
agreed with Peters that the prac-
tice was unsafe, and said he had
asked an OSHA inspector to
inspect the system in January.
Marshall Nelson,. Emergency
Director, said that from a safety
standpoint, the gates should be
on, but that "tampering with locks
transfers liability from the equip-
ment manufacturer to the coun-
(See BEACHES on Page 3) .


Scanning Begun On Missile


JC--ing Operation In Area


Slp-SSan Bias Tracking Station Will Play An
e itIe Role In PAC-3 Missile Defense Systems

SCounty ofcals ermen, and other affected parties country's need for ballistic,missile
an d residents met with 'wll:discuss how the 'test will defense systems.
:-ep a yeof'thei.EIglini.Gulf impact them' d'ilng the test peri- All tests will be directed
TeO ,s ,esday "dtrit. 'o 'd .' toward. th, Gulf of Medco .but
.s a0"'mvek.l-ians -'t i X l.inedy pointed out tiaff iear ..,e latinch area will
etaQ 'e S -"6 cun lyapproximatelv30 be stopped during the launch
for Janu a countries balf -licAIS : mI~y Winow' and comm-ercial -and
Jbe High School from..5 to 9 capabilities. By the year 2,000, we recreational fishermen will need
O'clock p.m. estimate that figure to grow to to be clear of the flight path,
SThe environmental Impact 40," he added, stressing this Kennedy said.
associated .with testing theater
missile defense systems, in the
Eglin Air Force Base Gulf test ,
Range will be the subject matter ." ;. ...
of six public hearings along'the ".
Gulf of Mexico stretching from the i .
Florida Keys back up and around .f
to Fort Walton Beach. -.: .:'' .-I


Gulf County comes into the
picture because Eglin's site on
Cape San Bias is intended to be
used as one of the primary
launching sites for testing and
developing the Patriot Advanced
Capability (PAC-3) Missile under
engineering and manufacturing
development contract.
Testing of the Improved ver-
sion of the Patriot Missile will
begin in 1999. According to Major
Tom Kennedy (project manager).
the tests are intended to boost
America's ballistic missile defense
capabilities. A maximum of 24
tests per year will occur beginning
in 1999 with PAC-3S being used
to intercept both land-launched
and sea-launched ballistic mis-
siles over the waters of the Gulf of
Mexico.
Interceptor missiles only will
be launched from Eglin's facilities
at the Cape.
During the public hearings,
Cape residents, commercial fish-


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This Thing Which


Has Come to Pass

And it came to pass in those days, that there
went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all
the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was
first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
And all went to be taxed, everyone into his own
city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of
the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of
David, which is called Bethlehem (because he was
of the house and lineage of David) to be taxed
with Mary his espoused wife, being great with
child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the
days were accomplished that she should be deliv-
ered. And she brought forth herfirstborn son, and
wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him
in a manger; because there was no room for them
in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds
abiding in the field, keeping watch over theirflock
by. night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon
them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about
them; and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for be-
hold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which
shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day
in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the
Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall
find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and
lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a mul-
titude of the heavenly host praising God and say-
ing, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth
peace, good will to men.
And it came to pass as the angels were gone
away from them into heaven, the shepherds said
one to another, Let us now go, even unto Bethle-
hem, and see this thing which has come to pass.
which the Lord hath made known to us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary,
and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And
whee they had seen it, they made known abroad
the baying which was told them concerning this
child. And all they that heard it wondered at those
things which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered
them in her heart. And the shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God for all the things that
they had heard and seen, as it was told unto
them.


THE STAR
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1996
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I Hunker Down with Kes by Kesley Colbert



He Changed My Way Of Thinking


I didn't notice the night slip-
ping in so rapidly on the heels
of the late afternoonstorm. Nor
did the rain beating against the
windshield disturb my one over-
riding thought. Women! I hate.
all of 'em. Well, I hate one in
particular. We'd been "going
steady" since-way back in high
school. Hey, we were going to
get married as soon as I gradu-
she waits till the week before
Christmas, right in the middle
of final exams to call, "Sorry,
I'm tired of waiting. It probably
wouldn't have worked anyway.
I'm going to marry Chuck this-
spring. I know we had plans
but-" Four years down the
tube. Shot! Wastedl El zippol
Am I a sucker or what! 'Course.
her eyes did set a little too close.
together to suit me and her
mother liked Brussel sprouts.


The gas fumes brought me
back to the car. In a 1963 Cor-
vair you can block out the night
and the rain but not the gas
smell on a cold evening with the
windows rolled up. Running the
heater always made the situa-
tion worse.
*The rain turned to half sleet
and half snow. Nasty.
Being up for three straight
days probably didn't help. Se-
mester finals are incredibly
tough I failed the heck out of
my biology exam. I can't even
pronounce-much less spell the
major muscle groupings-AND I
DON'T CAREI My handwriting is
too neat to consider the medical
profession.
I probably' ought to have
picked up some Christmas gifts.
But, what the heck, I'm out of
time. .Besides, I'm twenty 'ears
old. An adult. Christmas is for
those little kids-I just want to
get home and rest. I'm going to
sleep for a weekly The folks will
understand. A big college guy
like me hasn't got time to waste
buying silly Christmas gifts.


They'll have to-Chuck?
CHUCK? I could Just puke!
The clang in the engine
woke me up as I was heading off
the side of the mountain-I
think I dozed for a second-the
motor quit. Wait a minute, the
motor was going but the car just
stopped moving. I wheeled to
the side of the road. I mashed
the gas but the car wouldn't
budge.
It was all Belinda's, fault If.
she hadn't a' called ..... I
walked to the back, it was snow-
ing hard now, and cold-my
hands were already numb as I
fumbled to raise the hood. I
stood there like an Idiot. Why
would I take the back way
home? It didn't knock off but
about. 10 miles. There won't be
another car. on this road 'til
morning! Good God, Lord Al-
mighty in Heaven, the only thing
I knew less about than women:
was automobiles .'.. '
The big white Buick came
out of nowhere. A rather small.
slender fellow with a soft grin


hopped out. "Trouble son?"
Hal He didn't have a cluel [
started to tell him. "Naw. I'm
just doing a cold weather road-
side test here Mister." then I no-
ticed the light in his hand. He
looked at the engine for maybe
half a second. "It's the pulley on
the alternator, it's broken in
two." This' guy, must 'a .been
some kind of master mechanic.
"Let'sride down to the next
town and see if we can, find
one.".
I climbed into that, big
Buick. We weren't going to find
a pulley within a hundred miles
of here but at least I'd get away
from those gas fumes for a
while.
S"Are you on your way home
for 'Christmas?" Such a cheery
guy. Don't you just)hate those
always happy in any situ-
ation take a lemon and-
make lemonade types?
"No sir, I'm out for semester
break." Not everyone traveling in
December has to be going home
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


Time Certainly Took Care Of My "Wants" For Christmas


I'M HAVING A problem de-
ciding what I want for Christmas.
That shouldn't be such a task-
with all the different kinds of
merchandise being offered to
choose from, but it is.

And, I feel sorry for the kids
who must make ,the same deter-
mination before they write that
letter to Santa Claus. Which of
the many toys will it be this year
which no self-respecting kid
could do without for fear of being
ostracised by his peers? .
That's quite a burden to load
up a kid with. I see where the toy
that's "in" :this year, is a stuffed
toy bear which is, manufactured
in China and merchants are al-
ready sold out of this particular
model this year. They've ordered
more, but, you know it takes a
while to get another batch from'
Peking. Those Chinese don't cele-
brate Christian holidays and
might not expedite their manufac-
ture. Then, too, it's a long boat
ride between China and here.


I REMEMBER WHEN I was a
kid. The list of "wants" wasn't
quite so long. It was either a ball
and glove, a bat, a red wagon, a
tricycle, a bicycle, or a pair of
skates. Most usually, the item
which appeared on Christmas
morning had no relation to either
of the above. These were-just
"wish items".
The realistic desire for Christ-
mas was a little fruit, some Eng-'
lish walnuts, a few Brazil nuts, a
couple of filberts, and a handful
of pecans. A stick or two of candy
added to ,the list and we had ex-
perienced a merry Christmas.
Of course, as time went by,


and I matured to my teens, times
got better and I could expect.a ''
wagon, a scooter, a pair of skates
or some other "big" surprise for
Christmas. I never received a bas-
ketball goal, although I did get a
basketball one year. There wer-
en't that many toys to want or de-
sire.

WE LOOK BACK to the "good
old days" and what they had to
offer. I understand the farther
back one looks the skimpier the
selection of toys became. The only
time they were even offered was
at Christmas-time. There were no
year around stores offering toys
for sale, much less the big selec-


tion one enjoys now.
Things sure have changed in
the last 60 years or so., I wonder
what the kids of today will recall
as "the good old days" 60 years
hence?
Will they recall nostalgically
the video:games, the computers,
the battery-drien toys, the life-
like cars and trucks, the battery
driven kid-size jeeps, tractors and
sport vehicles?
S I remember, as a kid, the
Sears catalog had a selection of
two or three models of kid's cars
which were pedal propelled. I'
lusted after one of these vehicles.
It was the nearest thing to a car I
ever dreamed of in my wildest
imagination!
Four or five years ago, before
my grandson, Austin, ever
reached school age, he got a bat-
tery powered sports vehicle which
he couldride in. It wasn't an un-
usual toy, either, but pretty com-
mon-place.
I thought, at the time, "How
lucky can you get"!


Austin rode that toy until it
literally gave outl Even given our
difference in ages, I could identify
with his joy over receiving such a
gift. I would have gladly drunk a
full bottle of castor oil to get such
a toy when I was a kid.:

WHAT DO THE kid's toys for
the future hold?
Will kids write their letters to
Santa Claus wanting such items
as: a computer which works from
thoughts, an automated servant:
with tasks programmed in [no,
not that item., It's already availa-
ble].
Maybe they will ask for an ex-
cursion trip for a week end on
Mars, or on the Moon, instead of
a week end at grandma's house.
They might 'look forward to
indulging in two food capsules at
meal time rather than just one; to
keep up the tradition of over-'
eating at holiday time, you know.
They will sit around and lis-
Sten to the old timers spin yarns
about having to exist on meals


made from roasted turkeys, corn-
bread: dressing, giblet [ulkl] gravy,
pumpkin pie, and cranberry sal-
ad.
All the toys will be powered
by electricity, rather than batter-
ies; electricity transmitted
through the air rather than hav-
ing to attach to a wire. Just think
of the impact that will have on
the battery sales!

I DON'T KNOW what the fu-
ture holds for Christmas, but if
the changes which have come
about over the past 60'years or
so are any indication, we proba-
bly won't recognize the holiday.
But have you noticed that
Santa has kept his sleigh and
reindeer all these years? Have
you noticed that even though the
items of desire have been altered
somewhat, the mystery and mys-
tique of the holiday is still the
thing at Christmas-time. And,
above all, after 2000 years, it is
still the birthday of Jesus Christ.
Nothing will change that!


-THE STAR-
USPHS 518880
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456-0308
-by The Star Publishing Company
SecondClass Postage Paid at Port St Joe, FL

Wesley R. Ramsey ............Editor & Publisher
William H. Ramsey .............Production Supt.
Frenchie L. Ramsey ...........Office Manager
Shirley Ramsey ..................Typesetter


Postmaster:
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The'Star
Post Office Box 308
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Phone (904) 227-1278
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SUBSCRIPTIONS INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
In County-$15.90 Year In County--10.60 Six Months
Out of County--$2120 Year Out of County--15.90 Six Months
Out of Stae-$20.00 Year Out of State-$20.00 Six Months
TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertise-
ments, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage fur-
ther than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thought-
fully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thor-
oughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
Dec. 27 9:42 a.m. L -0.4 11:43 p.m. H 1.1
Dec. 28 10:07 a.m. L -0.3
Dec. 29 12:10 a.m. 4 1.0 10:22 a.m. L -0.2
Dec.30 12:29 a.m. H 0.8 10:22 a.m.L -0.1
Dec. 31 12:28 a.m. H 0.7 10:03 a.m. L 0.1
9:45 p.m. Hi 0.5


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 26, 1996 PAGE 3A


f(Beaches


Continued From Page 1


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Bakery Ribbon Cutting
Port St. Joe Mayor Frank Pate is shown in the accompanying photo taken last week as he cut
the official ribbon opening the new location of The Flour Mill bakery, owned, and operated by
Rhonda Tull, on Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe.
Looking on during the ceremony were (from left): customers, Lajuan Quinn, Sharon Watson,
Kelli Combs, Dina Parker, and Sue Marley; employee, Mrs. Darrell Chitty; customers, Sherrie
1 .Coleman and Terrie Warnock; City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis; Rhonda Tull; Mayor Pate; and employ-
ee, Trisha Catha.,



Gulf Coast College Spring Registration


Registration for the spring
semester at Gulf Coast Com-
munity' College will be held on
Monday and Tuesday, January 6
and 7 according to Roy Smith.,
director of admissions. Advising'
for new and returning students
will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
in faculty offices.
Registration will, be held in
the Lifetime Learning Conference
Center from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Public Invited
To Ceremony
The public is cordially invited
to attend the swearing-in ceremo-
Sny for Gulf County's new
Superintendent of Schools, Jerry
Kelley, which will be held
Tuesday, January 7 at 6:00 p.m.,
ET. The event will be held at the
School Board Administrative
Offices, located behind Port St.


Tyndall Air Force Base will hold
registration from 12:00 noon to
5:30 p.m.
Registration 'and drop/add
will require payment the same'
day. Students are responsible for
Small fees due. If financial aid docu-
, ments have not been processed by
the time of registration, students


may inquire in person at the
financial aid office for an emer-
gency loan. Registration receipts
are required as proof of registra-
tion.
Classes will begin on
Wednesday, January 8. For addi-
tional information, call (904) 872-
3892.


Our Readers Write .
LETTERS
to te Editor Y Ge o I.


Thanks For Your Generosity


Letter to the Editor
I would like to thank the
community, Dept. of Children &
Family, Services and the mer-
chants, for their participation and
Support of the "Wish Upon A
Star" program.


Joe, High/,liddle Schools ,n,_,ort. .... ,,, 4 wat.o thank especially the
S- .... .


Kesley


for Christmasl
"You seem troubled, son."
"I hate the snow. I'm on the
side of the road with a car
that-"
"The snow's not all that bad.
Isn't it wonderful to know the'
ground will be moist this spring
and everything planted will grow
properly. It's all part of the cy-
cle." This guy is not a mechan-
ic-he's one of them blooming,
earth day environmentalistsl
"It's not just the snow." he con-
tinued. "Your troubles seem to
run a little deeper than that."
He didn't seem to be prying.
Just friendly conversation as we
rode toward Frankewing. After
all, he was helping me. .
"I just made a quadruple
"zero on my semester biology
test. I couldn't name every sin-
gle solitary muscle in the entire
body. I don't know why we had,,
to be put together in such a:
complicated way!"
He laughed out loud at that
* statement. "Son. you might not
have done as'bad as you, think.
Besides, don't ydu play.football
and baseball and basketball?"
."Well, I kind 'a sucked my-
self up real tall in that seat. "Yes
sir."
"Seems to me you've been
blessed. I'd rather have godd
muscles than to be able to name
them."


I'd never thought of it that
way.
We whipped into the only
service station in Frankewing
Just as it was about to close.
This whole thing is a waste of -
S"An alternator pulley for a
'63 Corvair." the attendant re-
peated. "You boys are in luck. I
ordered one for Clem Hankins.
SHe got transferred before-"
Unbelievable
. "I didn't see any presents in'
Your car." We were on our way
back.
"No sir. I kind 'a wish now'I'-
had some.".
"I wouldn't worry. I've got a
feeling you being home will be
thle best gift of all." '
"Yeah, well, there's one girl
that doesn't think so."
"A girlfriend?"
"No, not any more. Did I tell
you about her eyes-"
"Son, now let's be charita-
ble. Anyway, she wasn't 'the
one'. Just be patient The per-


and money to grant these wishes.
I hope they have the best of hol-
days.
This program is a lot of fun
and gives us joy and pleasure.
Thanks again from myself and my
friends at Liberty Manor Circle.
Sincerely.,.
, -.m;,Jlayriar..Me~ ..,.. ...., ...


L'$' I


Si.


Continued From Page 2


fect girl is out there just waiting
for you ..... and the right mo-
ment. And let me tell you, she is
something special!"
"This another one of your
'feelings'?"
He turned to look at me, the
car slowed, his eyes pierced to
my soul and then, that soft
smile again, "No son, this I
guarantee!"
Naturally, he would just
"happen to have" a 5/8 inch
wrench and he had me re-
pulleyed in no time.
How did this guy ever find
me? What a lucky break! You
know things are never quite as
bad as they seem. I've got to get
more like Him. I turned the key
and all 85 horses sprang to life.
He was about the nicest-I
jumped out of the car. "Hey mis-
ter, I am going home for
Christ-"
Too late. He was gone. I
didn't even hear that big Buick
pull out.
S Merry Christmas,
Kes


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ty", and that in his estimation Mr.
Knox had misunderstood the
information presented to him by
the OSHA inspector.
The lockout device proposed
by Knox was in direct violation of
state code concerning electrical
power devices, according to Mr.
Butler.
Commissioner Billy Traylor
also presented to the commission
a three-page letter from Mr. Butler
which outlined the conversations
between him and Mr. Knox over
the time span in question. He said
he was appalled at the lack of'
respect shown by Knox to county
employees. Yeager said that no
county employee had to endure
verbal abuse, and Commissioners
Traylor, Johnny Stanley, and
Peters each commended the coun-
ty employees for their diligence
and hard work. Peters directed
that the letter be entered into the
records of the county.
S Knox objected to the content
of the letter, and Peters informed
him that he could write a rebuttal
to the letter and present it at the
next meeting.
In other business the county
added Bailey Road, change order
#28, to the road bond paving pro-
gram. On change order #29,
Wetappo Drive was added to the
paving list, with Griffin Dr. and
Byrd St. removed from the list.


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Prior to the adding of the road
changes, Peters passed the chair
to Vice Chairman Yeager, and pro-
posed a board policy which during
election years limits incumbent
commissioners up for election to
spend only one-third of his dis-
trict's special projects funds from
October 1st (beginning of the fis-
cal year) until January 1st. The
motion passed unanimously, and
effectively limits lame-duck com-
missioners' ability to dispose of
their special projects funds.
The commissioners also dis-
cussed cleanup by district and
county-wide and emphasized that
individuals need to be responsible
for their own trash hauling,, as
Five Points has no charge for indi-
viduals dumping their large items.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
Approved the purchase of
500 gallons of malathion by the
Mosquito Control Department
before it goes up in price $1.10
per gallon on January 1.
Approved the final payment
of $400 to Preble-Rish, Inc.,
Consulting Engineers, for design
work on the Beaches Water
System.
Transferred $25,000.00
from reserve. for contingencies to
pay the county's portion of the,
settlement costs in the civil suit


against the county and the Gulf
County Sheriffs Dept. concerning
former sheriff Al Harrison.

Need Shelter
From The Cold?
During times of severe tem-
'perature drops, all Gulf County
residents are encouraged to listen
to weather reports and take the
necessary protective measures to
safeguard their families, pets and
homes.
Any Gulf County resident in
need of shelter because of the
severe, cold weather can contact
Gulf County Emergency Manage-
ment at one of the following num-
bers: 229-9110 or 639-5068.
After hours you may call 227-
1115 or 639-5717.

Local Lodge Will
Install Officers
Port Sti Joe Lodge No. 111 F
& AM will install its officer for the
upcoming 1997 year during a cov-
ered dish supper on Saturday,
December 28, beginning at 6:30
p.m.
Any questions regarding this
event should be directed to 648-
5440.


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K.LD.S. Opens New

Scholarship Program


Kids Instructional Day
Service (K.I.D.S.) has announced
that they are opening up a num-
ber of discounted slots for school
age children.
This school age program is for
students between the ages of four
and 10 years of age and will run
from January 1, 1997 through
June 30, 1997.
The program is for parents
that are working and/or going to
school. There will be some income
eligibility requirements.

Jazz For Seniors
Bay St. Joseph Care Center in
Port St. Joe provided its residents
with an exciting twist to the usual
Christmas party. This year the
110 residents, ranging in ages
form 50 to 96, were treated to hol-
iday festivities including live
entertainment by a keyboard and
sax duet
Everyone was invited to join
the residents and employees
Monday, December 23rd at 2 p.m.
for this heartwarming inspira-
tional Christmas celebration.


K.I.D.S. ASP Program
involves crafts, inside and outside
play and around town field trips.
Children are provided with an
afternoon snack and receive qual-
ity care until 5:30 each day.
.Transportation is provided from
Port SL Joe Elementary School
and holiday care is provided.
For more information, call
SPam Lawrence at 227-7440.

Note of Thanks
Gulf Pines Hospital w9uld like
to thank ,all the merchants,
churches, and individuals in the
community that participated in
donating money and toys to all
the boys and girls that are in
need.
A special thanks to Elizabeth
Terry for organizing this effort
and to her husband, Jack, for giv-
ing out the presents on Christmas
Eve.
The support was great and we
were able to donate to many chil-
dren that might not have had a
very Merry Christmas.


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"St ta Makes Early Delivery -
Bay St. Joseph Care Center residents and staff members had
a very special guest visit them last week in celebration of the
holiday season. Santa Claus stopped by to make some early
deliveries on behalf of Gayfers and Russell Mills. Both business-
es donated Christmas gifts to be distributed to the residents.
In the adjacent photo, employee Dawn Sasser (right) joined
resident Myrtice Wilder in the joy of the moment as she received
her gifts from the jolly old fellow.


For auto, home and life-

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Jeremy Robert Chase
Teresa Anita Cain

To Wed
Lonnie and June Whitfield of
Wewahitchka' would like to
announce the forthcoming mar-
riage of their son, Jeremy Robert
Chase, of Wewahitchka, to Teresa
Anita Cain, daughter of Marlin
and Clara Cain of Wewahitchka.
The wedding will be held on
January 1, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. at
the Kinard Community Holiness
Church in Kinard. Pastor Carlton.
Cain will be performing the cere-
:mony.
All family and friends are wel-
comed and most assuredly your
ravers.


Dressing M
In the South, cornbread
dressing laden with sage, onions
and celery reigns as the all-time
favorite accompaniment to the
holiday turkey. However, if you
opt for a not-so-traditional holi-:
day menu, it doesn't mean that
you must forgo the dressing. With
a few added ingredients, classic
cornbread dressing transforms
into a stylish side dish that can be
paired with just about any
entree-poultry, pork, game and
even beef.


"Cornbread dressing is ideal
for fostering the home cook's cre-
"Stp Smo ing activity. Its delicate taste and won-
derful texture marry well with all
Pam" Offered kinds of ingredients like cured
.r.g meats, toasted nuts, fresh and
Edwin R. Alles, Executive dried fruits, herbs and vegeta-
Director of the Gulf County bles." suggests Linda Carman.

Guidance Clinic, Inc., has an- Martha White baking expert.
nounced that the guidance clinic "And best of all, dressing can be
is now accepting participants for made ahead, refrigerated and
"Stop Smoking Programs". Alles, a reheated which is a must for the
licensed psychotherapist and hectic holiday season. I like to
trained'hypnotherapist. indicated prepare an extra skillet of corn-
that anyone Interested. in quitting bread whenever it's convenient
smoking may call 227-1145 for and freeze it to use later for my
immediate scheduling ing. ng. Or, when I have leftover
According to Alles, "Stop biscuits or cornbread. I also
Smoking Programs" at the Gulf freeze those."
County Guidance Clinic, Inc. uti- Cornbread Sausage Dressing
lize hypnosis and behavioral man- with Apples and Pecans is a
agement techniques to help Indi- Martha Whitel Kitchen all-time
viduals to quit smoking effectively favorite for the holiday table. The
and smoothly. Ailes stated that recipe combines crumbled south-i
participants may choose to quit ern cornbread and biscuits with
immediately or may wish to ', cooked pork sausage, tart Granny
reduce gradually until succeed- -'-Smith apples and pecans for the
Ing. This-can be accomplished rin'-.p' perfect,-harmony of sweet? and
one session if immediate smoking savory. Omit the sausage and the
cessation is desired, or within apple-pecan dressing comple-
three weeks if the participant' ments a pork roast.


wants to reduce gradually.
Interested participant
need to call and schedule a
vidual interview with Mr.
Individual and small grouI
sions are available., Fee
dependent upon length of F
pation. For "your .own
make your appointment
"fresh start" today at 227- 1

Retired Educat
Meeting on Jan
Members of the Gulf C
Retired Educators Assot
Swill be meeting on Tu
January 7th. After gathering
plan to travel to Tyndall Air
Base to enjoy lunch a
Officer's Club. Following
those attending will tour th
shop there.
Contact Virginia -Harris
Thursday. January 2nd
plan to attend this enjoyab
ing.:


Adult School
Resumes Cla6
The Gulf County Adult
will resume regular classes
lowing the holidays on Ja
6th. They will be held on Mo
and Thursdays at the
school office site, located at
Long Avenue in Port 'St. Joe


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? 'Count Down to 1997

S' at the 1st Annual


New Years Eve Gala
Come Join the Party!
S 8:00pm December 31st until 1:00am January 1st
' 1600 Constitution Drive, Port St. Joe


Live Entertainment
Heavy Hors D'oeuvres
Complimentary Champagne.


Cost: $50.00 per couple
S$25.00 individual
Call 227-1111 today
for reservations!


Southwestern Cornbread
s will Dressing is ideal for the imagina-
n indi- tive host interested in treating
Alles. guests and family to a non-tradi-
p ses- tional feast. This colorful dressing
s are is studded with sweet, smoky
)artici- roasted red peppers, green chllies
sake," and onions. Serve It with juicy
for a grilled beef tenderloin or even a
145. marinated flank steak.
S Don't let the roasted peppers
ors scare you from making this
-recipe. Peppers are easy to roast
.7 under the broiler and the canned
variety is widely available in
County supermarkets. Or, for added con-
ciation venience. simply saute the fresh
esday, peppers with the onions. '
g, they Cornbread Sausage Dressing
-Force with Apples and Pecans
at the
lunthe 1 lb. bulk pork sausage
e craft 1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
son by 5 cups crumbled. Martha
if you Vhite" Cornbread*
le out- 5 cups crumbled Martha
White Biscuits*
2 cups chopped unpeeled
S Granny Smith apples
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
ses ": 2 teaspoons sage
9ses 1/2 teaspoon thyme
School 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
es fol- 1/2 cup chopped parsley
tnuary 4 cups chicken broth
adult Heat oven:to 3750 F. Grease a
2855 13 x 9-inch baking dish or pan. In
a large skillet, cook sausage,
onion and celery over medium-
high heat until sausage is
browned and vegetables are ten-
der. In a: large bowl, combine
sausage and vegetable mixture
with remaining ingredients. Stir
gently. Spoon into greased baking
S, dish. Bake at 375 F. for 45 to 50
,minutes or until golden brown.
Yield: 10 to 12 servings.
.*Note: If necessary, make one
recipe Southern Cornbread from
,the Martha White9 Self-Rising
Corn Meal Mix package and one
recipe Basic Biscuits from the
Martha White*) Self-Rising Flour
package; crumble until desired
number of cups for each is
reached.
Traditional Cornbread
Dressing
Prepare as directed above
except omit sausage, apples and
pecans. Cook onion and celery In
1/2 cup butter or margarine.
Cornbread Dressing with
Apples and Pecans
Prepare as directed above
except omit sausage. Cook onion
and celery in 1/2 cup butter or
margarine.


lakes th-e Ho .ida ,Menu
Takes the Holiday Menu


Southwestern Cornbread
Dressing
6 tablespoons butter or mar-
garine
1 cup chopped green onions
5 cups crumbled Martha
White* Cornbread*
2 1/2 cups crumbled Martha
White Biscuits* or 4 slices
bread, crumbled
2 medium red bell peppers,
roasted, peeled anid
chopped**
1 (4 oz.) can chopped green
chilies
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 (14 1/2-oz.) cans beef broth
Heat oven to 450? F. Grease a
13 x 9-inch baking dish or pan. In
a large skillet; cook onion in but-
ter until tender, about three min-,
utes. In large bowl; combine
cooked onion and butter with


remaining ingredients. Stir gently.
Spoon into greased baking dish.
Bake at 450" F. for 30 minutes or
until golden brown. Yield: 8 serv-
ings.
*Note: Make I recipe Sou-
thern Cornbread from the Martha
White") Self-Rising Corn Meal Mix
package and use 2 1/2 cups
crumbled leftover biscuits from
one recipe Basic Biscuits from the
Martha White* Self-Rising Flour
package.
**To roast red peppers:
Remove stem and seeds, cut into
quarters. Place skin side up on a
foil covered baking sheet or broil-
er pan. Brush lightly with oil.
Broil close to heat source until
pepper skin is blistered and
blackened. Place peppers in plas-
tic bag; seal tightly. Place in freez-
er about 15 minutes. Remove
from freezer. Using your fingers or
small knife, gently peel skin off
peppers.


May you halve rw,, gladness of Clriismas irhich is HOPE.
The spirit of Christmas which is PEACE,
'The heart of Christmas n'hich is LOVE.
Thank voin and Merrn Cinistminay ro all

Cora Sue Robinson
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SArizona Chemical Sets World Record
Achieves One Year Without A Lost Accident Among 1,400 Employees


Worldwide, employees of Ari-
zona Chemical surpassed one
year without a lost time incident.
More than 1,400 employees set
the safety milestone which equals
: to more than 2.7 million safe
workhours. A lost time Incident Is
one that results In an employee
missing a scheduled workday due


to injury. Employees reached the
one year milestone on December
12.,
'The safety and health of all
our employees Is of prime con-
cern and importance to Arizona
Chemical. It is our belief that all
accidents are preventable and
that an accident-free workplace is


achievable," said General Manag-
er Jim Cederna. 'The employees
at all our locations worldwide are
an excellent example of that safe-
ty belief," he said.
Maintaining an accident-free
workplace requires the commit-
ment of all employees, and sev'-
ing on various safety committees
at each location in one way em-
ployees demonstrate their in-
volvement. Throughout Arizona
Chemical, the safety committees
review safety policies, develop


strategies and solutions for im-
proving safety, respond to em-
ployee safety concerns and work
on safety-related projects.
According to Arizona Cheml-
cal's Global Manager of Safety
Nancy Logue, employees accom-
plished this safety goal through
increased ownership, responsibil-
ity and training. "Teamwork.
strong leadership and a vision to
become world-class in safety con-
tributed to this achievement," she
said.


Steps to Starting A Small

Business on January 4


Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege's Small Business Develop-
ment Center and Bay County
Small Business Incubator will
offer a seminar entitled, "Steps to
Starting a Small Business", on
Saturday, January 4. 1997, from
9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the
Small Business Incubator, located
at 2500 Minnesota Avenue in
Lynn Haven.
Are, you compatible with
small business ownership? Is"
your Idea feasible? Topics also
include a discussion on organiza-
tonal requirements and licensing .


for a small business in Florida,
personal financial assessment.
credit checks, defining who is
your customer, location consider-
ations, and employee require-
ments. Active audience participa-
ton is encouraged.

The seminar is limited to the
first 10 people paying a $15.00
registration fee. Fee must be paid'
at the Incubator at least one day
prior to the seminar. For more
Information call (904) 271-1108
or (800) 542-SBDC from outside
Bay County.


Tuesday December 10, the
Governor and Cabinet approved
the following rules proposed by
the Marine Fisheries Commission
(these rules take effect on
January 1, 1997):
Sheepshead Rule
This rule increases the daily
bag limit for sheepshead from 10
to 15 per person for recreational
fishermen, and allows commercial
spearfishing of sheepshead.
'Fishing Gear Rule
" This rule :
allows the use from a single ves-
sel of no more than two cast nets
(each with a radius of no more
than..12 feet, seven Inches) in
nearshore anrd Inshore state
waters;
prohibits the use of rebreathers
to aid the harvest of any marine
species; and,
conforms various gear rule defi-
nitions with Constitutional provi-
sions.
iShad Rule
This rule repeals current
shad statutes and Instead:
establishes an aggregate daily
bag and possession limit for
American shad, Alabama shad,
and hickory shad of 10 per per-
son; and,
allows only hook and line gear to
be used to harvest any shad or


river bluebackk) herring-such
fish harvested by any other gear
must be returned to the water
free, alive, and unharmed (the
temporary possession while
releasing the fish is allowed).
Atlantic Group King Mackerel
This rule is consistent with
federal regulations that replace
the 50 fish daily commercial ves-
sel limit for king mackerel
Atlantic fishery with the following

daily commercial trip limits:
* 3,500 pounds in waters north of
the Flagler/Volusia counties line
at all times, and in waters off
Volusia County from April 1
through October 31;
* 500 pounds in waters between
the Volusia/Brevard' and Dade/
Monroe county lines from April 1
through October 31: and,
* 1,250 pounds In waters off
Monroe County from April 1
through October 31.
Gulf Group King Mackerel
This rule establishes a 750
pounds commercial trip limit on
Florida's east coast unless 750, of
the subquota is reached by
February 15 (at which time a.500
pounds limit will apply for the
remainder of the season), and
changes the Florida west coast
trip limits from,125 fish to 1,250
pounds, and. 50 fish to 500
pounds.


Holiday Dessert Made Easy
As Rosy Apple-Berry Pie
(NAPS--It's the most wonderful. time ofthe'year -- the holiday sea-
son! And nothing brings family and friends:homefor the holidays like
the sweet aroma of their favorite dessert's. Made with only the freshest
ingredients and tender-loving care, homemade pies are a holiday tradi-
tion families treasure from generation to generation.
Here's a holiday recipe that puts a delicious new twist on a tradi-
tional American favorite. Made with ready-to-bake pie crusts From
the Kitchens of Mirs. Paul's', this Rosy Apple-Berry Pie adds fresh
cranberries to tangy Granny Smith apples and ground cinnamon for a
fruity and decadent holiday dessert,that's destined.to become a new
family favorite Even made-from-scratch pies can't beat this delicious
combmation of great homemade taste, simple preparation and whole-
some indulgence.
Start a new -- and easy -- holiday tradition all your own with this
great-tasting recipe:


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For further information call
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BEST FOOT FORWARD
By: Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist
Fungus Nails
Athlete's foot is a common form Untreated. the
of fungal infection that announces nail starts to
Its presence with redness, Itching decay. and there
and discomfort. Fungus toenail is may be some
athlete's foot fungi in a less obvious mild pain be- mA
,place. cause of dead tissue. build-up
It's not true that only athletes under the nail and plate.
catch athlete's foot. and It's worth A podiatrist can treat fungus
noting that anyone can "catch" fun- nails by trimming the diseased nail
gus nails (also known as mycotic away and removing the underlying
nails), the plant-like organism is fungus.
easy to pick up almost anywhere and
thrives in warm, dark. moist places, Presented in the interest
like the front half of a big toe. of better foot care by:
Once the fungus starts growing,
the toenail thickens and splits.


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2 MRS. PAu.L'zS frozen DEEP DISH PIE CRUSTS.
1 1.2 cups fresh or frozen oranberies
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
12 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup cranberry or cranberry-apple juice
4 cups Granny Smith apples, pared andsliced (about 1 1/2 lb.)
Heat oven to 425F. Place first pie crust on baking sheet
lined with foil. Reserve second crust for Easy Lattice Crust.
Combine cranberries, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and jpice
in large saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, to a full boil. Boil
1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in apples. Pour. into first
crust.
Prepare Easy Lattice Crust from reserved crust: Remove
crust.frqm pan; place on waxed paper. Thaw about 10 minutes.
Press gently to flatten. Cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Place half
of strips about 1 inch apart on unbaked filling. Place remaining
strips across first strips. Press edges together to,seal; trim.
Bake 35 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is
browned. 6 servings.


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13
Love,
Mom & Willie


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Gleanings


From

My Garden


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

The author, Stephen D. Cloud, is a native of Port St. Joe, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cloud.



Joseph, the Forgotten Man of Christmas


At Christmas, we often forget
S Joseph. Mary, the baby Jesus,
,wise men, and shepherds take
center stage in this beautiful
drama called Christmas. Some-
where just out of the. spotlight is
this obscure figure named
Joseph. Somehow Joseph gets
lost in the background of all that
happens. But the unnoticed is not
necessarily the unimportant.
Joseph is the forgotten man of
Christmas. We would do well to
remembei-him. He Is important.
And he made a difference that is
so often overlooked.
The Bible tells us. several
things about Joseph that help us
understand more his importance
to the Christmas story. First,
Joseph is described as a "just
S man" (Matthew 1:19 NKJV). The


word, "just" is sometimes trans-
lated, "righteous." Thisunfortu-
nately is a word we often misun-
derstand. Often we think right-
eousness to mean being a, "good-
ie, goodie two shoes."
-That is not however what the
scripture means when someone is
.called, "righteous." Righteous-
ness, as used in the Bible, is pri-
marily a relational term. It has
something to do with keeping
covenant or keeping one's word,
living up to one's promises, and
fulfilling one's obligations.
In the Old Testament, God is
righteous in that He is the faithful
covenant partner who remains
faithful even in the face of the
unfaithfulness of His people.
Righteousness is a term which


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Sunday School 9:45 am
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Disciple Training 6:00 prh
SEvening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...6:30 pm
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111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church........:..;....9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ......................10:15 a.m. CT

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



I, Al FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
L Y- CHURCH'
u 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
t SUNDAY WORSHIP .........................10 a.m.
o ADULT SCHOOL ................................11 a.m.
SS "*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor



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.



FIRST CHURCH OF TIrE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
S: 2420 Long Ave.
Port Sl. Joe. FL 32456
904-229-6886
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School .. ............................. 10a.m.
M morning W orship.......................................... 1 a.m .
Sunday Evening .............................................. p.m .
Wednesday Evening .......................................7 p.m.



Constitution. nd.14onument
Catch me sI i Port St. Joe
STHE UNITEDMETHODISTCHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ..;9,..:;.45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ....110 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 Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.




CHURCH OF CHRIST'
.. :.. MEETS
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
k Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


connotes tenacity, or stick-with-
it-ness. When the chips are down,
a righteous person just keeps on
keeping on.
Joseph was a righteous man.
His righteousness was expressed
in his desire to not so abruptly
end his engagement to Mary.
Before the Intervention of an:
angel, his intentions were to end
their engagement quietly: Engage-
ments in that day were more seri-
ous than many marriages are
today., They were not entered into
without serious forethought nor
were they ended without just
cause. Joseph's reluctance to end
the engagement even after he
found out that Mary was pregnant
is indicative of how seriously he
took the relationship. This is why
he, is called a "Just man."
Second, Joseph was a man of
faith. He was asked to believe the
unbelievable. Even with the
angelic dream, what he was asked
to accept was incredible. Joseph
had a hunch that what the angel
said was true. He had 'heard the
same through Mary's tears. But
I'm sure he had some doubts as
well.
SWe sometimes think that faith
is the absence of doubt. But faith
is not so much not having doubts,
as it is acting upon those hunch-
:es, those dreams, those crazy
notions we sometimes have that
God does things differently; that
He expects us to act, think, and
feel differently.
Faith Is sometimes fueled
with the fires of doubt. Doubt
makes us take our faith in search
Sof understanding. But we must
realize that if we fully understand
we cease to have faith. For. "faith
is being sure of what we hope for
and certain of what we do not see"
(Hebrews 11:1 NIr). Joseph was a
man of faith, because he acted
upon his hopes and dreams, and
not on the basis of his doubts.
Third, Joseph was a family
man. We sometimes forget that
the protective care of Mary and
baby Jesus was left in his hands.


.1
Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church.


Stephen D. Cloud of Lillian,
Alabama received the Doctor of
Ministry degree from Beeson
Divinity School, Samford Univer-
sity in Birmingham, Alabama at
the Fall Commencement Exer-
cises on December 14. Cloud was
born and reared in Port St. Joe
and was a 1976 graduate of Port
St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High School. He Is
the son of Charles and Betty
Cloud of Port St. Joe.
The Doctor of Ministry degree
is the highest degree conferred by
Samford University. Samford is
recognized as one of the preemi-
nent private universities in the
nation and has several times been
recognized as a top 10 regional
university.
Beeson Divinit School was
the first divinity school estab-
lished at a Southern Baptist
University. Beeson has an inter-
denominational faculty and stu-
dent body. Cloud will be only the
fifth studenf to receive the Doctor
of Ministry Degree from Beeson
and is one of only two Doctoral
graduates at this fall's commence-
ment. Cloud's dissertation was on
worship styles in the 90's and
worship leadership. His final GPA
was 3.965 out of 4.0.
Cloud currently serves as
pastor of the First Baptist Church
of Lillian, Alabama. Lillian is
located just west of Pensacola.:
Cloud has been the pastor n i
Lillian .for eleven .years during
which time the membership of the
church has doubled and the total
receipts have tripled.
Under his leadership, the
church purchased three acres of
adjoining property, constructed a"',
12,000 square foot Christian
Education and Activities Center,:
and began a Mother's Day Out :
program, as well as Silver Singles, i
a senior adult program for widows'


and widowers.
SCloud is also a free-lance
writer who has published over
150 articles In newspapers,
denominational publications, and
national magazines. He has also
edited and published a collection
of his articles and poetry in a
book.. Gleanings from My Garden,
which is available for purchase
now at The Star Publishing
Company in Port St. Joe.
Stephen Cloud lives in Lillian
with his wife, Laura. and their
four children.

Care Center Offering
Educational Seminars
Bay St. Joseph Care Center,
specializing in nursing and reha-
bilitative services, welcomes. the
opportunity to address area clubs
and organizations. Their extensive
therapeutic programs include
physical, occupational. speech
and respiratory.
They offer numerous commu-
nity educations seminars with
topics to include: "The Female
Aging Process', 'Arthritis", "The .
Onset of Alzhelmer's Disease",
and 'Back Pain".
One of their most interesting
programs focuses on convalescent
living with specific information on
:.selecting a home, patient transi-
tion and quality long term care.
If your club or organization is
Interested in having Bay St.
Joseph Care Center provide a
speaker for an upcoming meeting,
please call (904) 229-8244.

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BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456

SA LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM EST
EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM EST
Sunday School ... 9:45 a.m. Discipleship Training 5:00 pm Sunday Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pin. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
~0 taste and see that the Lord isgood: blessed is the man that trusteth in lim.".
Please accept this invitation to join ul in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725


The Light

In Isaiah 9:2,3 we
find, "The people who
walked in darkness have
seen a great light; those
who dwelt in a land of
deep darkness, on them
the light shined. Thou
has multiplied the nation,
thou hast increased its


joy."
Christmas and the days immediately follow-
ing should be a time of joy. My sister-in-law
gives to each home in the family a cloth wall
hanging in Christmas colors that simply says,'
"Joy", We sing at Christmas, "Joy to the World,
the Lord has come." I hope the Lord has come to
each and every one of you in a special way again
this Christmas.
Our home displays this wall hanging so all
will know the joy which Christmas brings to us.


Joseph took care of things.
Orthodox faith has always assert-
ed that Joseph was not Jesus'
father in a physical sense. Yet in a
relational sense he was JesUs'
"daddy." He took care of Mary and
Joseph like a good daddy would a
pregnant wife and a new born
son.
Many feel that Joseph died
while Jesus was still young. But
he lived long enough to pass on
his carpenter's trade to Jesus.
Joseph had enough of an Influ-
ence upon Jesus that when Jesus
began his public ministry, the
question was raised. "Isn't this
Joseph's son?" (Luke 4:22).
In some sense, we can specu-
late that Jesus may have been the
man he was in part due to the sig-
nificant influence of Joseph dur-.
ing Jesus' early formative years.
Joseph had to have been a special .
man for God to entrust him with
the care and early life of His only
son.
In a day where many men do
not take responsibility for the
children they father, in a time
where we are searching for some
positive male role models, we
have to look no further than' the
story that is often told at
Christmas to find a man who
stands out of obscurity to be one
worth noting.
Joseph' may well be the for-
gotten man of Christmas. But we


would be wise to remember him
and his example of being a right-
eous, faithful, family man. And we
would be wiser still to attempt to
live according to the same princi-
ples.


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GOD'S GIFT
IHe did not use a silvery box, or paper green and red;
God laid His Christmas gift to men within a manger bed.
No silken cord was used to bind the gift sent from above,
'Twas rTapped in swaddling clothes and bound in cords of tender love.
There was no evergreen to which His precious gift was tied:
Upon a bare tree on a hill His gift was hung....and died.
'Twas taken down from off the tree, and laid beneath the sod,
Bit death itself could not destroy the precious gift of God.
With mighty hand He lifted it from out the stony grave;
Forevermore to every man a living gift He gave.
-, -Ruth Prentice
Christ came into this world disguised first as an innocent babe, then as a young-
Sster in Nazareth, later a peasant carpenter, then a rousing preacher and teacher,
and finally as a criminal dying on a cross. But His death revealed who He was.
The Roman centurion caught on: "Surely this man was the Son of God" ( Mark
15:39)
I pray that each of you have a wonderful Christmas. Just remember it's not
what or how many gifts you receive, but the LOVE that brought it. God bless
you all. Please come and visit with us at our Church.
Pastor Tim


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Discover God's love!
E.try person is welcome. ..-..

Long Avenue
, .BAPTIST CHURCH


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1601 Long Avenuie Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 1II am. & 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 am. & 5:45 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children's choirs 6 p.m., Children & Youth Missions 7 p.m
rayer & Devot on 7 p.m. Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor :


Mark Jones, minister of music and youth


\ /' *, The friendly place to worship!
SFirst Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor

Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9.00 a.m (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study, TeamKids (grades 1-6) at 6:30 p m.
Please note, all times central
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776



THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

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

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor





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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 saintsfor the work of ministry.
To extend God's love to everyone inour 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 Union Bank Building
Monument Avenue. Port St. Joe
Sunday Worship 10:00am and 6:00pm
Call for times and details of other opportunities
I III I, I


MD

Cloud Receives


Ministry Degree


GCCC Begins 1997
Spring Registration
The Spring 1997 semester at
Gulf Coast Community College
will begin Wednesday, January 8.
Registration for courses in Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka will be
held on January 7 at 6 p.m.
Registration locations will be at
the Gulf County.School Board In
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
High School.
Courses will be offered in Port
St. Joe include: Developmental
Psychology, English Composition:
II, Western Civilization 1,
SUnderstanding Music and
General Psychology.
Lotus 1-2-3 will be offered at
Wewahitchka.
GCCC will offer a number of
courses through Independent
Study. Video tapes and audio cas-
settes for these courses are;avail-
able at the Gulf'County Library.
Port St. Joe Instructional Services
Office and Wewahitchka High
School Library.
Contact Temple Watson at
Port St. Joe high School at 227-
1259 (after 5 p.m.), or George Cox
at Wewahitchka High School at
639-2486 (after 5 p.m.), or GCCC
at (904) 872-3847 for details.

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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 26, 1996


Applications For Spring Turkey


Quota Hunts Available Monday


Youth Welders Visit BSJCC Residents
In the accompanying photo, members of Port St. Joe High School's welding class are shown
during a recent visit to Bay St. Joseph Care Center in Port St. Joe. The students presented
Christmas gifts to 33 of the center's patients who do not have family to share the holidays with.
From left to right, Dorothy Mullis, Jonathan Stripling, Steven Lemieux, Tommy Knox (class
qi instructor), Mike Groh, and Brian Hobbs are visiting with resident Dorothy Mickler.
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W NEW -.'-- I- ------.-
Answer "Wishes" of Children
In the accompanying photo, Port St. Joe Middle School Beta Club members display some of the
many gifts they purchased to donate in response to the "Wish Upon A Star" program organized by
the local Florida Department of Children and Family Services. From left are Angela McDowell,
Kristin Abrams, Jennifer Craig, and Tanya Varnum.
Alb, club members recently delivered a bountiful Thanksgiving basket of goodies to a local
-needyamily in observinter df'tOr tspfitt of the Novie~ftB'liAy1. .


Obit~uare


SMarvin K. Cross
iarvin Kenneth Cross, 65. of
Port St. Joe. died Saturday,'
December 21 at his home follow-
Sing a lengthy illness. He was born
in Seminole County, Georgia on
May. 13, 1935. Mr. Cross had
been a resident of Port SL Joe
since 1953, coming here from
Donalsonville,. Georgia. He was a.
.,member of the First Baptist
Church, served his country In the
U. S. Army during the Korean
Conflict, and was a 40 year
employee of St. Joe Forest
,: products, having recently retired
:as Assistant Superintendent of
Sthe Shipping Department.
Mr. Cross is survived by his
S wife of 42 years, Juanita (Ouida)
KI. Cross of Port St. Joe: son.
Mike, 'anid his wife. Donna, -of
WVakulla; daughter, Tonya Wood.
and her. husband. Lee, .of
Orlando; four grandchildren.
Stephen and Ryan Cross, and
Nicole and Heather Wood: two
S brothers, Raleigha Cross of
STallahassee and Larry Wayne
Cross of Old Hickory. Tennessee:
and a sister, Rebecca Vealey of
Greensboro.
Funeral services were held
Monday. December 23 at 2:00
p.m., E.S.T., at First Baptist
Church with the Reverend Dr.
Gary Smith officiating. Interment
followed in the family plot at Holly
Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Cross' nephews, Andy
Cross and Ken Cross, along with
Freddie Capps, -Robert Capps,
Willie Joe Fortner, Charles
Fortner, 'Kenny Clements and
Ke\in Clements served as active
pallbearers. Asked to serve as'
honorary pallbearers were Chris
Brumbaugh, Larry Rich, employ-
ees of the Shipping Department of
St. Joe Forest Products Company,
and members of the Panhandle
Dove Club.
For those who desire, in lieu
of flowers, a contribution may be
made to the Land Fund of First
Baptist Church; P. O. Box 369,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.

David Sams'
David Sams, 45, of
Wewahitchka, died Tuesday after-
noon, December 17. A native of
' Albertville, Alabama, he was
reared in Plant City and had been


a resident of Wewahitchka for the
past two years. He was a contrac-
tor and a disabled veteran.
Survivors include his wife,
Anna Sams of Wewahitchka; two
children. David Sams of Florida
and Brandy Hallcox of Albertville;
four step-children. Dustin Friend
of Wewahitchka, Robert Sowder,
Laura Nichols, and Tabitha Craig.
all of Boaz, Alabama: his parents.
Billie and Sarah Belle Sams of
Albertville; a brother, Bllie
Charles Sams of Albertville; and a:
niece, Melissa Sams of Geraldine.
Alabama.
Cremation was scheduled.
Memorial services were held inr
the Sand Mountain, Alabama
area.
All local services-were under;
the direction of Comforter Funeral
Home.


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Hunter Education
Rules Change Jan. 1
A new law, effective January
1. will require anyone born on or
after June 1, 1975 to pass a
hunter education course before
he/she can buy a hunting license.
Previously, the law required
anyone born on or after June 1.
1975 to pass a hunter education
course before he/she could hunt
in Florida.
Captain Ed Tyer, hunter edu-
catlon administrator for the Game
and Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sion, said previous wording of the
law effectively discouraged young
people from taking up hunting.
even under conditions where they


Sportsmen who want to be
among the first hunters In the
woods during Florida's spring
turkey hunting season should
pick up a spring turkey quota
hunt application beginning
December 30. Spring turkey
applications will be available from
Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission (GFC) offices and tax
collectors',offices.
Prospective quota hunters

Arrant is Troy
State Grad
Troy State University Chan-
cellor Jack Hawkins Jr. conferred
260 associate's, bachelor's and
master's degrees for fall quarter
1996. There was no fall quarter
commencement ceremony.
Among the graduates receiv-
ing degrees was Charles Norton
Arrant who earned a Bachelor's
Degree In General Business.
Norton is an alumni of Port St.
Joe High School. He is the son of
Sarah Turner of Port St. Joe and
Charles Arrant.
Troy State University is part'
of the TSU system, which offers
academic programs in Alabama,
and on military bases around the
world. In national competition.
TSU continues to prove its effec-
tiveness at providing quality edu-
cation.
TSU was one of five universi-
ties to win the national Higher
Education NACUBO (National
Association of College and
University Business Officers)
Award. Competing were 85 uni-
versities nationwide, including
such noted institutions as:
Arizona State University, Iowa
State University, Miami Univer-
sity. Pennsylvania State Univer-
sity, Northeastern University,
University of Florida and Cornell
University.
TSU is also known for its safe
campus, having been ranked as
the safest campus in Alabama
and among the safest in the
South by USA Today and The
Chronicle of Higher Education.

Gulf Workforce
To Meet Jan. 7
The Gulf Coast Workforce De-
velbpment "Board will hold"ari EX-
'ecutlve Coimlittee 'Meeting at
4:30 p.m. (CST) and a General
Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m. (CST)
on Tuesday. January 7. 1997 in
the Gulf County Courthouse In,
the Gulf County Commission
Room.


were exempt from license require-
ments.
Tyer said the new wording
will enable parents and other
adults to take young people on
hunting trips before they are
required to pass the course and
before they are old enough to
need a hunting license. ,
However. Florida laws prohib-
it anyone under the age of 16
from possessing a gun, unless he
Is under adult supervision.


must submit a spring turkey
application to the GFC's quota
hunt office in Tallahassee to be
included in the random drawing
for spots on Florida's public
wildlife management areas
(WMAs).
Applications foi the random
drawing must be received by the
GFC via a postal or express mail
service and will be accepted
January 6 to 15. Applications
received before January 6 will be
returned:
Quota permits remaining
after the random drawing will be
distributed on a first-come, first-
served basis, to persons who sub-
mit an application to the
Tallahassee GFC office.
Turkey hunters on most pub-
lic WMAs and private land do not
need. a spring turkey quota hunt
permit. Permits are required on
the following WMAR: Andrews.


Apalachicola Bradwell Unit, Big
Shoals, Camp Blanding,
Caravelle, Champion Internation-
al, Econflna Creek, Flying Eagle,
Goethe Forest, Half Moon,
Jeniings Forest, Kicco, Ocala
Lake Delancy unit, Raiford,
Richloam, Seminole Forest,
Seminole Ranch, Prairie Lakes,
Tosohatchee and Twin Rivers,
and on the Dupuls Wildlife and
Environmental Area.
ArOTE: The Apalachicola WMA
Bradwell Unit was added too late
to be included on the spring
turkey application. A separate
application for the Bradwell Unit
is available from GFC's regional
offices. -
The GFC also is offering a
new hunting concept called spe-
cial opportunity hunts. A $5
application fee is charged for each
applicant and selected applicants
must purchase a $50 special
opportunity permit.


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Located at 133 S. 2nd Street Wewahitchka
(next to City Hall & Fire Station)

Phone 639-4174 or 639-4175





NOTICE


The Five Point and-

Wetappo Landfills will

be closed on December

24 and 25, 1996 and

January 1, 1997.
S tc, December 19and 26,1996






PUBLIC






The City of
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W ewahitchka


Planning Review


Board will old a


public hearing on


January 07,1997 at

6:00 P.M. atCity Hall


to receive public


input on the City

Land Use Map, and


Comprehensive Plan.


DONALD MINCHEW, CITY MANAGER
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WANTED: FUGITIVE
IN RED SUIT AND BEARD


Sharks Win Tournament In Clearwater


Host Sixth Annual Gulf County Classic Beginning Thursday


This man was last seen violating all speed limits, driving- a
sled-like vehicle pulled by various animals. Subject in question
was rather rotund, clad in a red suit and cap, black boots, has a
white beard and was carrying a large bag. He was heading north.
Due to his great speed and large sack, he is wanted for
questioning. We have also been notified that he has been
spreading cheer and good will. Reward for making contact with
this subject will be a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
"A GREAT MANY PEOPLE ENTRUST US with their pre-
scriptions, health needs and other pharmacy products..
We consider this trust a privilege and a duty. May we be
your personal family pharmacy?"

Buzzett's Drug Store
317 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe B
Convenient Drive-Through Window
Revlon Cosmetics Carlton Cards Russell Stover Candies
a_ 229-8771 ,


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Lady Gators Win Lady

Sharks' Classic Tourney


Wewa 62, Rutherford 59;
Wewa 50, PSJ 42.
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators won the Lady Shark
Classic with wins over Rutherford
and Port St. Joe. The Lady Sharks
were scheduled to play Chipley in
the first round, but the Tigers
chose not to travelThursday due
to the severe weather.
April Riley led the Lady
Gators against Rutherford with 29
points and 23 rebounds. Jennifer
Nelson has 12 points while Diana
Taunton added II points for the
Lady Gators.
In the championship game,
April Riley put on another show
with 21 points and 27 rebounds.
Diana Taunton added to the Lady












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Stephanie iMaxwell (25) goes
up for a shot in the Lady Shark
Classic as April Riley (31) of the
Lady Gators shows why she
leads, in rebounds. Also -unAder
the- goal are Emily Thompson,
(11) and Renecee Jackson (33).

For the dealof your life,
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Gators' offense with 13 points, 12
assists and seven blocked shots.
Stephanie Maxwell led the
offense for the Lady Sharks with
18 points, while Misty Wood had.
13 points.
Rutherford 27 11 9 12-59
Wewa 15 14 19 14-62
Rutherford-Bloom 2, Greene
6, Bennett 18, Lawson 17,
Williams 13, Villagomez 2, Osbrin
1.
Wewahitchka-Taunton 11
Nelson 12, Riley 29, Wright 8,
Jackson 2.
PSJ-Maxwell 18, M. Woods
13, C. Woods 4. Royster 1, Lenox
4. Thompson 2.
Wewahitchka-Taunton 13,
Nelson 7, Riley 21, Jackson 9.


The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
won the prestigious Time Warner
Invitational this past weekend
when they knocked off Clearwater.
in the championship game. The
invitational consisted mainly of
16A teams, while Port St. Joe was
the #5-ranked team in Class 3A.
Port St. Joe 66, Dunedin 52
The Tiger Sharks (6-2)
squared off against 6A Dunedin in
the first round of the Time Warner
Invitational. Port St. Joe dissolved
a 38-38 tie entering the fourth


quarter by outscoring Dunedin
28-14 in the final period.
Brian Jenkins led the Sharks'
offensive attack, and scored 12 of
his 16 points in the fourth. quar-
ter. Doyle Crosby and Cameron
Likely each added 12 points for
Port St. Joe.
They went to a zone defense
and we made some shots, then
they went back to man, and we
spread the floor. Then they start-
ed fouling, and we made some free
throws." said Coach Vern


Christy Wood (21) and Nikki Royster (32) guard a Lady Gator in
action Friday evening. Other players are Stephanie Maxwell (25) and
Jennifer Nelson (24).


Football Players Earn

All-State, All Big Bend


Several county football play-
ers.were named to the All State.
iirid All Big Bend teams this past
week.
Port St. Joe senior defensive
linemaii Doyle Crosby was named
Sto the Class 3A All-State first
team defense and was selected as
first team tight end for the All Big
Belid' temni named by the Talla-
hassee Demdcrat. Crosby, a 6'4"
:230 pound senior, had 115 tack-
les on defense and 153 yards in
receptions, and two touchdowns
on offense.
Brian Jenkins was named


Wewa Boys Lo
Wewa 37, Jefferson Co. 42
The Wewahitchka Gators
dropped their opening game of the
Jefferson County Christmas tour-
nament to their host. The Gators
led 16-12 at halftime, but were
outscored 30-21 in the second
half of play.
Cecil Jackson was the only
player for the Gators in double fig-
ures with I points.
Wewa-C. Jackson 11
rEdward 3, J. Jackson 4, J.
Taunton 8, Rhames 2, Hill 6.
Jefferson Co.-Atkins 3,
Whitfield 14. Lightford 12, Sims 9, ,
.dn Hays 2. Adams 2.
Wewa 49, Wakulla 70
In the second round of the

Views On qDental HF-ealth

FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.



Treating


Inflamed Gums


If you have inflamed gums,
an early sign of gum disease,
your dentist will probably initi-
ate treatment .by removing the
bacteria' and other bacterial
by-products that have: been
irritating your gums. As your
gums are restored to health,
they will tend to shrink toward
the bone. They will also begin
to lose their puffiness and red-
ness as the inflammation
diminishes. You will also note


cate that you have lost some
of your gum. Loss of gum and
loss of bone often result when
gum disease is not treated in
time. When treatment is not
given soon enough, this can
also cause tooth loss.
Don't take chances with
your dental health by ignoring
the symptoms and discomfort
of inflamed gums; not ifyou
want to save your teeth. Have,
this condition treated promptly


spaces forming between your by your dentist.
teeth as the gum shrinks back


to normal. More of your teeth
will begin to show as the gum
tightens and moves toward its
junction with the bone. If more
of a tooth shows than is nor-
mal, however, this may indi-


Prepared as a public service to pro-
mote better dental health. From the
office of FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.,
319 Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
+'++++++++++++++


second team punter for the All Big
Bend team. Cameron Likely was
selected as the third team .corner-
back for both the All-State and All
Big Bend. Tyson Pittman received
honorable mention in both the All
State and All Big Bend.
Ike Mincey was named second
team running back for both the
All-State 2A and All Big Bend for
Wewahitchka. Other Gators
selected were Amp Hill, second
team All-State and honorable
mention for the All Big Bend as a
defensive lineman. Justin Jack-
son was named third team All-
State as a defensive lineman.

se Two Games
Jefferson Co. Christmas Classic,
the Gators squared off against the
Wakulla War Eagles.
The Gators trailed 34-7 at
halftime. Cecil Jackson led the
Gators and all scorers with 19
points. Amp Hill added 14 points
for the Gators while Justin
Jackson had I points.
Wewa-C. Jackson 19, Small
3. A. Laster 2, J. Jackson 11, Hill
14.
Wakulla-Howard 6, Manning
.10, Williams 14, Tucker 13,
Donaldson ,2; Timmons 14,
Hunter 10.


Eppinette.
PSJ 15 13 1028-66
Dunedin 12 13 13 14-52
PSJ -c Russ 2, Likely, 12,
Chambers 4, McNair 2, Daniels 8,
Jones 3, Jenkins 16. Roulhac 1,
Crosby 12, and Pittman 6.
Port St. Joe 64, Eau Gallie 63
The, Sharks went through a
nail-biter in the second round of
the Time Warner Invitational to
advance to the championship'
game. :. -,
Tyson Pittman hit a three-
pointer for the final points of reg-
ulation play to send the game into
overtime and the two teams were
still tied at the end of the first
overtime. As time ran down in the
second overtime, Brian Jenkins
drained two three-pointers in the:
final 39 seconds, the last one with
four seconds left on the clock to
give the "Tiger Sharks" a one point
lead as the clock ran out.
Brian Jenkins had seven
three-pointer for the night and.
led Port St. Joe with 23 points.
Tyson Pittman added 14 points
for the #5 ranked Sharks.
EG-Walters 6, Withers 2,
Hendricks 10, Jenkins 12, McFall-
9, Williams 18, Hargill 5, Harre 1.
PSJ-Likely 3, Chambers 9,
Daniels 3, Jones 3, Jenkins 23,
Roulhac 2, Crosby 6, Pittman 14.
PSJ 66, Clearwater 57
The Sharks downed 6A
Clearwater by nine points to win
the Time Warner Invitational.
Brian Jenkins led the Tigers
Sharks again in the champi-
onship game with 28 points and
was named Most Valuable Player
of the tournament. Jenkins had
three 3-pointers in the title game
and hit 12 treys during the tour-
ney.
Doyle Crosby and James
Daniels each added 14 points for


PortSt. Joe. Crosby was named to
the All-Tournament ream.
.. The Tiger' Shaiks led by six
points (28-22) at halftime and
extended their lead to nine points
in the second half.
PSJ, 16 12 22 16-66
Clearwater 10 12 17 18--57
PSJ-Likely 2, Chambers 3,
McNair 4, Daniels 14, Jenkins 24,
Crosby 14, and Pittman 5.
Clearwater-Burton 5, Wyatt
2, Williams 19. Harvey 6, Jones
11 and Parks 14.
The Sharks host an eight-.
team Sixth Annual Gulf County
classic basketball touranment
beginning the day after Christ-
mas, December 26 at 3:30 with
Jacksonville University. Chris-
tian going up against Florida
High.
Other teams competing in
the tournament are Leon and
Bay High at 5:00, Apalachicola
and Lake Butler Union City at
6:30 and host Port St. Joe
against Mosley High at 8:00...
The tournament will con-
tinue Friday and Saturday, with
game times each day at 3:30,
5:00, 6:30 and the champi-
onship game Saturday night at
8:00.
or an exciting time of high
school basketball plan on
attending some of these games.



GCCC Is Closed
For the Holidays
Gulf Coast Community
College's administrative offices
began its closure for the holidays
beginning Wednesday, December
25 and will reopen on Thursday,
January 2.


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Gulf County Beef Producers,

Dietary Guidelines Alliance


Support Well-Balanced Diets
While some Americans con- two consumer-oriented, beef
tinue to be preoccupied with checkoff-funded booklets devel-
foods we supposedly shouldn't oped by the National Cattlemen's
eat, a new broad-based alliance is Beef Association (NCBA) with
emphasizing that all foods can fit support from the American
in a healthy, well-balanced diet College of Sports Medicine, Shape
The Dietary Guidelines'Alliance Up Americal and the American
includes health and food Industry Academy of Family Physicians
organizations, as well as govern- Foundation. Ftting Fitness In also
ment agencies. The beef industry, was endorsed .by the American
with checkoff-funded support Heart Association.
from beef producers in Gulf "Most adults don't know how
County, played a lead role in the to follow the EUSDA Dietary
formation of th4 alliance. Guidelines for Americans. They
The group'* goal is to work are also much less active then
together to help consumers they should be," said Golden.
achieve healthy, active lifestyles. "The handbook helps nutrition
The alliance emphasizes that con- and food educators teach con-
sumers should be realistic about sumers that eating right and exer-
changes in their eating habits, be cise don't have to be a chore."
adventurous in their food choices, beef indu as nstr
be flexible in their exercise sched- The beef industel was instru-
e, be sensiblein ho mental in the development ofthe
what kinds of foods they eat and Dietary Guidelines Alliance. Along
wwith NCBA, other members.
be active. include USDA, U.S. Department
"The alliance was formed in of Health and Human Services,
part 'to. combat the myth that TheAmerican Dietetic Association
there, are good foods and bad and Public Voice for Food and
foods," said Polly Golden, Health Policy, as well as other
Executive Director of the Florida food industry organizations.
Beef Council. "Beef, for example;
has often been wrongly placed in For more information about
a 'bad food' category. But most the beef industry's proactive
health professionals now agree efforts to increase nutrition and
that moderate, amounts' of all health knowledge among con-
foods fit into a healthy diet" sumers, contact the Flbrida Beef
The Dieteary Guidelines Council at 1 407-846-4557.
Alliance recently published .a
handbook for nutrition and food
communicators, which empha- .any Thanks
sizes the importance of all foods -
in a healthy diet Principles of the The family of Labsha D.
Dietary Guidelines Alliance can Watson highly appreciated your
also be found in Fitting Fitness In love and support shown us in our
Even When You're Pressed For time of sorrow. We will always
Time and Eating Smart Even remember your kindness. Thank.
When You're Pressed Far Time, ,you.


FHP Freezing Weather Tips


The Florida Highway Patrol;
Public Information and Safety,
Education Division would like to
advise the public of the following
safety tips to keep in mind during
freezing weather conditions this-
winter season.
*During freezing weather,
snow and ice, reduce speed, be
attentive to the traffic and road-


make only those trips that are


absolutely necessary.


way ahead.! Remember bridges
and overpasses may. "ice-over"
'creating ha-ardous driving condi-
tions. Reduce speed, be prepared
to slow or stop your vehicle due to
severe traffic conditions.
*During freezing rain and
snow, reduce speed and drive
with your headlights on. During
hazardous weather conditions,


f Joyce Britt &
rher Gulf Sands Family
11ish everyone a

l Merry Christmas'
and would like to announce they will be
Closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1
They will reopen

Jan. 2st 3:00 p.m.

Gulf Saids Restaurant


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from the
Gulf County Board

County Commissioners
Commissioner John Stanley, Jr.
District 1
Commissioner Billy E. Traylor
District 2
Commissioner Tommy Knox'
District 3
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr.
S District 4
Commissioner Warren J. Yeager
District 5


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Christmas is coming and we hope it brings,
Loads of glad tidings and. wonderful things.
We know we've enjoyed a very good season,
And people like you are expressly the reason.
So it's full-steam ahead because gratitude's due,
Along with our very best wishes to each one of you!


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Dear Santa,
I Love You. Will you please
bring me an A.T.R.C. car, 4
wheeler, pitching machine, an At-
lanta Braves bat, and a surprise
for the Christmas tree.
Please wake me up when you
come and I will eat cookies and
carrots with you and Rudolph. If
you don'twake me up when you
come, please leave me a note. I
hope you have a very Merry
Christmas.T
Thank you,
Justin Pierce

Dear Santa,
S My name is Jacob Taylor and
I am three years old. I have been
a good boy this year and I would
like for you to bring me a Lucky
Ducks game, a match box .car
case, a trampoline for me and my
brother and some surprises. I will
be sure to leave you some cookies,
and milk on the fireplace.'
Love, ..
Jacob
Dear Santa,
A Horsey Shamoo Barbie Bar-
bie Dream House
Love,.
Autumn Merriel
Dear Santa.
I have been a good girl. I
would like'the following things for
Christmas. A veryfast bicycle 10
speed and scrunch-n-wear and
mall madness.
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Love,
Jessica Plair ,
Dear Santa,
My name is Haley Cimino. I
have been very good this year.
Except the time I hid my sisters
toy in my bed. Then there was the
time I bit someone (but they hit
me first) And as for the time I hid
from my momn and fell asleep and
didn't.wake up for an hour. But a
year is a very long time for a 4
year old.
I, would like: Bike, Bike deco-
rations, Walkie Talkie, Board
6aies, Esmarelda Doll, Creepy
Crawler'Maker.
Love,
Haley
Dear Santa,
My name is Anelise Cimino. I
have tried to be good this year.
But everybody has a bad day eve-
ry :now and then. This year I
would like: A Scooter, Creepy
Crawlers, Jewelry Box, Littlest
Pet Shop, ,Color Printer, Wallde
Talkles.
Love,
Anelise
Dear Santa,
My name is Tyrone Dawsorn.
I've been a good little boy this
year, I have been helping my
grandparents out around our
house. I've been doing very well In
school too. So if you can Will you
please bring me the following
things for Christmas: A comput-
er, basketball goal, basketball.
golden and power staff, chicken
limbo, play house, big-foot Jeep,
clothes, shoes, power ranger set,
build board set, and a ten speed
bicycle.
Love,,
Tyrone Dawson
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of the season.
embrace i;oui.
MERRY
CHRISTMAS! I



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Trudy and Diane




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Dear Santa, ing fine driving the sled. I want
Letter Shopping Fun Barbie. I want to
,Love, have an Easy Bake. I want to
Name have. a trampoline. I want to have
Baby Tumbles. I can't remember
Dear Santa, what I want for Christmas look in.
I am five I want a truck, fire the JCPenney's catalog. I have
truck been a very good girl this yearLi
Love, We will leave you some milk and
Roger Sylvester cookies under the Christmas treek
Love, .


Dear Santa, -
Cool Car Big Wheel Mega
Sword Hockey sticks-3
Love,
Chris
Dear Santa,
I want a Barbie, wiggles and
giggles, Also I want a tricycle..
Love,
Samantha

Dear Santa,
I am three years old and my
brother is two, for Christmas we
would both like a motorcycle. I
also want a Splish splash baby
doll, a computer, Pocohantis lip-
stick & hat, and a teddy bear.,
Please bring my brother some,
cars, trucks, a bicycle, an alliga-
tor golf game, and a teddy bear.:
Mommy & I. will bake you some
cookies and also have some milk
waiting for you.
We love you.
Whitney & Matthew Brooks

Dear Santa,
I hope your reindeer are do-.


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Kayla Minger
i'


Dear Santa, :
Hello my,name is Crystal;
Wood and I am' 7 years old. I have
been a good girl this year. Please
bring me: a Barbie van, Barbil
walkie-talkies, a teacher Barbied,
Baby Go Bye-Bye, Baby Ca New-
born, a new Super Nintend6
game and some surprises. On
Christmas eve I will leave' you
some cookies and milk.
Thank you Sarta.
Love,.
Crystal Wood

Dear Santa,
I have been .a good boy. I
would like the following things for
Christmas: COMPUTER BLOCKS
FOOTBALL DUMPTRUCK JUMP
ROPE DOZER BASKETBALL
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
S Love,
Jessie Linton
Dear Santa,
I would like to give you some


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smoothly from the front end to the back.'
We'd like to wish everyone a great Christmas
with miles of smiles!


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904-653-9600


ideas to bring for me for Crist-
miss. Pictured: Baby doll, doll
carrier, little horse ranch, cash
register, a chocolate factory, and
a pet vet kit.
Love,
Amelia Brockman

Dear Santa,
I want that new vacum clean-
er for children and a saleyer
phone and some cuntree dolls
and brushenpound puppy. a
camra. and a puppy and kitten.
so I can have 4 pets. and new
close and new toys, and hugs and
kisses for you and your elvs from
me.
Love,
Kayla Spirell

Dear Santa,
I want an airdevle trc and a
goosebumps monter head.maker
a ramote coritrole monster truck
from toys R us, a wet soit with a
tank, hose, and a helmet.
Love,
Justin Hicks
Dear Santa.
SI want a gameboy Please give
i me some glasses arid Pritty
Please give me a real phone..
Love,
SKaliCostn
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God bless you and yours
at this holy time of year.


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CLERK OF THE COURT


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As the season unfolds
We would just like to say,
We hope you enjoy a fine holiday.
When we tell you we're grateful,
`You know that it's true...
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new brother, new baby, new bar-
bie doll.
Love,
Julia Wigsten

Dear Santa,
I want a nitindo 64 and a 4
.wheeler and one race trak, three
Iswet shirts and pager.
Love,'.
S: Josey Freeman

:Dear Santa,
: I want a pair of shoes and I
;.want..some glue top and I want
some new paper and some new
'I


pencils, and I want some roller-
blades, and a computer and that
is all. and rember the kids that
do not have no toys
Love,
Heather Sadler :,

Dear Santa,
want a new Baby doll an a
Seaga and roller blades ana bike
ana jeep an I want a phone in my
Jeep ak.? an I want toys R us. the
hold store, an I will have you,
some cookies an milk.
SLove, --r .'
Kayla Yarrell


Pear Santa.
Will you bring me a baby doll
please I will be good Santa, Please
Please Please Santa. I'AM your
friend Santa
Love,
Whitney Barnes

Dear Santa, :
I want a new bicycle with ;a
redeo, 101 stickers of Lisa Frank
and a baby dog and cat and
brother I want toys R us the store
and a surprise.
Love,
Courtney A. Davis


Dear Santa,
I want a new bike and a new
brother Mine is sorta mean!
most of all I wand a Lazer tag my
teacher name is Miss Whitlteldlllll
Love,
Rodney Besore
Dear Santa.
I have ben a good girl this
year and I want a pare of roler-
blades and a barbi drem house
and a trapuling and a gaint stoc-
ing and a T.V. and a nentendorr
game, and a toy box and a cutep-
uter and color prenter
Love,
Jennifer Bland

Dear Santa.
Please bring me a new bihe
and a go car and a football suit
and a basketball suit and some
new crayons and some new glue
and some new shoes .nd a pool
table. Please bring meeverything
I WANT to get on Christmas day.
Then bring me some calone.
Love,
Michael Byrd_

Dear Santa,
Pleas bring me a ricochet.
roller blades buzz light, cool tools,
powr wheel, pool set, walkie talk-
ies, tent; spitr man, train set,
boomarig, close, diminrocks,


boom box, glow in the dark gere,
bowinarow, cop gun, foot ball.
Base ball bat, sega satre, 5 speed-
bisurcukl.
Love,
SRonnie Jasen Clenega
Dear Santa,
Please bring me a two foot
power and a space jam Michael
Jordon baseball figure with a
baseball helment on and off and
baseball card callecion kit. and
two Emmitt Smith football gloves
hope you find it.
Love,
Matthew Dodson

Dear Santa.
I want a cool toy with a tree
house, and presents and a cool
gun for Xmas. and a pop up
book; football crad collection set.
and a cool truck and a red power
ranger, and a cool bear figure.
Love,
John Ericson
Dear Santa,
Please ring me a two foot
power rang that is white. And
bring my brother one too. I am
going to leave you a pack of cook-
ies and milk I am 9 years old.
Please bring me a Boom Box.
Please bring me a pack of crayons
and mabe a pack of glue and a


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you've
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especially
to-u Wdr
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Dear Santa.
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You. Do you Love me? will you
Bring me a pool and a trapeline
and a baby doll I am in the 2nd
grand My teacher name is Miss
Whitfleld
Love,
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Dear Santa,
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and a go car and a football suit
and a basket ball suit arid some
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and some new shoes and a pool
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Michael Jorden and a basket ball
baseball suit
Love.
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Dear Santa,
Please bring me a baby sister.
a telephone that works, a stero.
an a T.V.
Love.
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Dear Santa,
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and a zuard and a spot and dot,
and some power rangers, and
spotted lion, and cat and skunk
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Dear Santa,
What I would like for Christ-
mas is Tickle me Elmo, but since
no one can find him I would like
a small Power Wheel. But what I
really wish you could do is help'
my mom get a job. Then she can
get my Chrismas list.
Thank you,
Jacquez Coachman
P.S. My mom's name is Yolanda
Coachman
Dear Santa,
Please bring me a pink-ice
barbie doll. and hand SEGA. and
That new Popcorn Barbie movee:
Thing and that Barbie Van tha
Folds out. Thanks!
Love,
Courtney Cooley
Dear Santa,
I'm 3 and cant write yet my
PAPA is writing my letter for me..
I have been a good boy:
Please bring me: toy horse co*w
boy things bike trucks soldiers
clothes shoes I'll try and hav'
some cookies for you.
Love,
Shane
Dear Santa, '
I have been a good girl this
year. I would like these things for
Christmas: bike doll clothes
shoes books crayons tea set I will
try to leave you some cookies and
milk. -
Love, ,
SKatie B.

Dear Santa,
I .have been a good girl. l
would like.the following things for
Christmas: Clothes new shoes big
doll makeup bike '
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you.
Love,
Amber B.
Dear Santa,
My name Is Hayden Ann Ren-
shaw. I will be two next month
and I have been a DiUtle angel all
year (I know cause hats what my
meme tells me all the time) 1
would like to have a tricycle a
babydoll and a radio head set like
papa's, I run with him about a
block everyday. I have a hat like
his but not headphones. I've tried'1
wearing his, but they just don't
fit!
I won't ask for too much my;
dad wants me to have a tee ball


set, so I'm pretty sure he will get
that for me and I've been shop-
ping with my mom so I know she
knows just what a little girl like
me would like. Then there's my
Uncle John (he already has gifts
under the tree for me) So come
Christmas morning I think I'll be
o.k.!
Have a good trip Santa, I'll
leave you cookies and milk.
Thanks for flying into Port St. Joe
on Saturday What a fun day
SLove,
Hayden A. Renshaw


New FDLE

Phone No.
The Florida Department of
Law Enforcement (FDLE) is estab-
lishing a toll-free telephone num-
ber to provide citizens with yet
another avenue of obtaining sexu-
al predator information.
The public can call the nun-
ber 24-hours per day, seven days
per week to request ,information
about predators living in their
communities and around the
state.
FDLE Commissioner James
T. Moore says, "Because Florida's
sexual predator list is constantly
changing with additions to this
criminal offender list, this new
togl-free number will provide citi-
zens with easy and immediate
Saccess.to the ever-changing Infor-
mation, as we know it."
FDLE held a press conference
Tuesday at their headquarters in
Tallahassee to announce the
Sexual Predator Hotline Number,
S1-888-FL PREDA or 1-888-357-
7332.' Comniissioner Moore also
discussed the growth of Florida's
sexual predator list, as well as a
recent law enforcement statewide
round-up operations to verify the
home addresses of registered
predators. In addition. FDLE dis-
tributed a protocol developed by
and previously provided to local
law enforcement for dealing with
sexual predator community notifi-
cation Issues.
For more information contact
Liz. Hirst, FDLE Public
Information Director at (904) 488-.
8771.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 26, 1996 PAGE 5B


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9697-09
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County. Florida, will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation Interested in sell-
ing the County the following described personal
property:
Please submit a bid for the Itms listed below
or their equivalent.
I. One MRL Monior/Deflbr llator/Hard
Case/12 Lead/Pacer/BLttery Charger/
Battery Saver/3 batteries
2. One Ferno 175 4 type stretcher mount.
3. One Ferno 107 Combo Stair Chair/
Stretcher
4 One Pair Adult Mast Trousers One Gauge
5. One Pair Pediatric Mast Trousers One
Gauge
6. Two Ferno Model 125 KEDs
. 7. Two LSP Pedlatric Immobilization Boards
8 One Sager Traction Splint
9. Two Nu Trake Emergency Cricothyrotomy
Devices
10. Two Pedl Nu Trake Emergency
CricoLhyrolomy Devices
I I.Two Unlbody Portable 02 regulators
12. Two wall port 02 regulators. without diss
check values
13..Two Iron Duck Utra Loc Blue with pins
Long Spine Boards
14.8 sets of 2 piece quick connect 5 straps
15. One Laerdal Compact Portable Suction
Unit
16. 2 Piano 747, Trauma Cases
17. Two 6 Air splint packs with cardboard case


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Delivery Date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit
on specified date will be set at $25 00 per day..
Please Indicate on envelope .that this Is a
-Sealed Bid, the Bid Number, and what the bid Is
for.
SBids will be received until 5:00 o'clock P.M.,
Eastern Time. January 14. 1997, at the Office of
the Clerk 'of the Circuit Court. Gulf County
Courthouse. 1000 Ffth Stree. Pon St. Joe. Florida
32456 The Board reserves the right to reject any
and all bids
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BY: Nathan Peters. Jr
Chairman
2tc. December 19 and 26. 1996.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
H. LOUIS HILL. JR.
PlalnUlT.


vs


CASE NO.: 96-151-CA


BILL JORDAN a/k/a
BLAGOJ JORDANOV.
Defendant
/
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under-
signed. Clerk of the Circuit Court. Gulf County.
Florida. will. on the 6th day of January. 1997. at
11:00 A.M.. E.S.T.. at the front door of the Gulf
County Courthouse. Port St Joe. Florida. sell at
public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash.
the following described property located In Gulf
County. Flonda.


-U13I NOT~ IUIC.=J S U


SEE EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO AND
MADE A PART HEREOF pursuant to the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure entered on the 6th day of
December, 1996, in the above-styled cause, pend-
ing In said Court.
Dated this 13th day of December, 1996.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By I/s/ M Vaughan
Deputy Clerk
Guyte P. McCord, III
Florida Bar No. 0201111
210 South Monroe Street
all ahssee, Flornda 32302
(904) 224-2600
Attorney for Plaintiff
LOT 16. FEATHERSOUND
Commence at the Northwest corner of Fractional
Section 7. Toanship 9 South. range II West. Gulf
County. Florida. and thence run N 0004'21'E.
along the West line of secuon 6. Township 9 South.
Range I West for 1341.09 feer to the
Southwesterl nrght of way line of County Road No.
30-E: thence Southeasterly along said right ofwa)
line as follows S23'25I I"E for 1642 44 feet to 3
Point of Curve: thence along the arc of a curve to
the left which has a radius of 11426 79 feet and a
central angle of 02 08'33' for an arc length of
427.29 feet. thence S25 33'44-E for 1711.69 feet
to a Point of Curse: thence along the arc of a curse
to the right which has a radius of 11415 15 feet
and a central angle of 05' 1649" for an arc length
of 1058 64 feet thence S.20 I 4'557E lor 2507 88
feet; thence 569'45'05W. for 386 92 feet to the
point of Beginning thence continue S.69:4505'W.
for 10700 feet. thence S22:33"47-E. lor 102.08
feet thence N 694-505'E. for 107 00 feet thence
N.22-33'47'W. for 102.08 feet to the Point of
Beginning. subject to a 10 ft. easement on the
South side.
2tc. December 19 and 26. 1996
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
JOSEPH L. GORTMAN FILE NO 96-78
Deceased. DIVISION CP.
/
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of JOSEPH
L. GORTMAN. deceased, with the case number
indicated above. is pending In the Circuit Court for
Gulf County.Florida. Probate Dnislc.n. the address
of which is 1000 Fifth Street. Port St. Joe. Florida
32456. The name and address of the personal rep-
resentatie and of the personal representatives
attorney are set forth below.
All Interested persons are required to file
with the Court.
(A) All claims again-.t the estate:
(B) Any objection that challenges the qualii-
cauons of the personal representative. venue or
jurisdiction of the Court:
WITHIN THREE 13) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. OR
AS TO ANY CREDITOR REQUIRED BY LAW TO BE
SERVED WITH A COPY OF THIS NOTICE, WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (31 MONTHS FROM THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
SUCH CREDITOR.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Date of the first publication of this notice:
December 26. 1996.
RONALD L NELSON-
Florida Bar Number 280194
Attorney for Personal Representative
517 East Government Street
Pensacola. Florida 32501
Telephone 19041 434-1700
Personal Representative:
Shannon Jo.Gortnan
P. O. Box 811
Apalachlcola. Florida 32329
2w. December 26. 1996 and January 2. 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA.
CASE NO. P96-84
IN 'RE: The Estates of
DORA TAYLOR. Deceased.
and LELAND TAYLOR. Deceased.
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING'CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATES.AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATES:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the
administration of the estates of DORA TAYLOR.
Deceased. and LELAND TAYLOR. Deceased. File


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Number P 96-84, Is pending in the Circuit Court
for Gulf County. Florida. Probate Division. the
address of which is Gulf County Courthouse. 1000
Fifth Street. Port St. Joe. Flonda 32456. The
Personal Representative of the estate Is DONNA
KAY NICKELL. whose address Is Route J. Bor 123.
Wewahilchka, Florida 32465. The name and
address of the personal represenatiie's attorney
are set forth below.
All persons having claims or demands
against the estate are required. WITHIN THREE
MPONTIS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE. to file with the clerk of
thq above court a written statement of any claim or
ddemand they may hate. Each claim must be in
wp~Ing and must Indicate the basis for the claim.
th'naame and address cf the creditor or hl agenr
or0 Attorney. and the amount claimed. If the claim
Is not yet due. the date when it will become due
shall be stated. If the cLum is conungent or unliq
uidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be stat-
ed. If the claim Is secured, the secunt) shall be
described The claimant shall dealer sufficient
copies of the claim to the clerk to enable the clerk
to mail one copy to each personal represrentauie.
All persons interested in the estate to whom
a copy ol this Notice of Administrauon has been
mailed are required. WITHIN THREE MONTHS
FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION.
OF THIS NOTICE. to file any objections the) may
have that challenge the qualificauons of the per-
s.onal representauves. or the senue or junidiction
of the courL
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS. AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WLL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Date of the first publication of this Notice of
Administrapon' December 26th. 1996.
/s/ DONNA KAY NICKELL
As Personal Representauie o
the Estates of DORA TAYLOR.
Deceased, and LELAND.TAYCIR.
/Deceased
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE:


Bill A. Corbin. Esq.
305 Fannin Avenue
Blountstown, FL 32424
a04/674-5424 [Fax. 674-31271
Fla Bar ID No 0146302
2ic December 26 1996 and Jar.uarv 2, 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
ALICE IOLET COX. FILE NO. 96-82-CP
Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of ALICE
VIOLET CO. deceased. File Number 96.82-CP. Is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
Flonda. Probate Division. the address of which Is
Gulf Count) Courthouse. 1000 Fifth Street. Port
St Joe. Florida 32456. The names and addresses
of the personal representauve and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this notice Is seed
who have obiections that challenge the validity of
the will. the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentatie. venue. or jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF iHE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THE-EM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons havingclaims or demands against decedent':b
. estate on whom a copy of this notice is served with-
in three (3) months after the date of the first publi-
cation of this notice must file their claims wlithis
Court %THI-N THE LATER OF TI-REE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION


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THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ONTHEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the l1rst publication of this Notice
Is Dec 26. 1996.
Attorney for Personal RepresentaUve:"
Charles A. Cosrln
Post Offce Box 98
Port St. Joe. FL 32456
Telephone: (904) 227-1159
Florida Bar No 699070
Personal Representative:
Ranza Cox
1312 McClellan Avenue
Port St. Joe. FL 32456
James Clinton Cox
1312 Palm Boulevard
Port St Joe. FL 32456
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PAGE 6B THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 26, 1996


M I N U T E S of the... Gulf County Commission


P ORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
OCTOBER 22, 1996
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date'in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Michael L. Hammond, Billy
E. Traylor. and Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
Commissioner Jessie V. Armstrong was
absent. Others present were: County.
Attorney Tim McFarland, Clerk Benny C.
Lister, Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore,
Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells. Building Inspector
Richard Combs, Emergency Management/
911 Coordinator Marshall Nelson, Mosquito
Control Director. Paul Wood, Road
Superintendent Bob Lester, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, South Gulf:County
I E.M.S. 'Director Shane McGuffln, and
Veterans' Service Officer/S.H.I.P. Adminis-
trator Bo Williams.
The meeting came to order at 6-01
p.m., E.D.T.
Commissioner Hammond opened the
meeting with prayer, and Chairman Peters
led the Pledge ofAllegianbe to the Flag
CONSENT AGENDA/SUPPLEMENTAL
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the Consent Agenda
and Supplemental Consent Agenda, as fol-
lows:
:*, Consent Agenda:
]. Minutes October 6-8, 1996- Emergency
..* i Meeting
October 8. 1996 Highland View Water
Board
October 8. 1996 Regular Meeting
2. Contract Medical Examiner Services
(1996-97)
3. Invoice Medicald (#9607 $4,534,77
:" July, 1996)
MedicaId (#9608 S19,387.52 August,
1996)
Preble-Rlsh. Inc. 1995 Road Bond
Paving Project (#60788 $375.00 to be
paid from 1995 Road Bond Funds)
S 4. Court Order Attorney Fees (State vs.
Causey #96-30-CF $253.00 to Gordon
Shuler to be paid from Public Defender:
Conflict)
5. Resolution Budget Amendment (Gulf
County Construction and Acquisition
Fund), as follows:
RESOLUTION
-_.:" 7.,..: NO. 96-41
WHEREAS, the Board of County-
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida
having a Reserve in the Gulf County
Construction and Acquisition Fund for
future construction for Improvements by
S Bond Issue, and Florida Statute 129.06(c)
S permits amendments to budgets, and
WHEREAS, said reserve Is needed to
pay certain expenditures incurred in fiscal
year 1995-96.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:
I. The 1995-96 fiscal year budget Is
Amended as follows:
GULF COUNTY
CONSTRUCTION AND ACQUISITION FUND
REVENUES:
; Cash Brought Forward Original $.00
Cash Brought
SForward Amended $3,754,109.00
Interest Income Original $ .00
Interest Income Amended S150,200.00
Debt Proceeds Original $ .00
Debt Proceeds Amended $8,119.00
EXPENDITURES:
S Imprmts. Other
Than Bldgs. Original $ .00
Imprmts. Other
Than Bldgs. Amended ,5174,800.00
P ofesslonal Services Original $ .00
Professional
Services Amended $88,620.00
Cash to be Carried Forward Originals .00
Cash to be Carried
Forward Amended $2,450,008.00
4 RESOLUTION ADOPTED by the Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners
this 22nd day of October, 1996. (end)
Supplemental Consent Agenda:
1. 1995 Road Bond Paving Contract
Change Orders (# 19 & #20)
-.'* "' RECEIVE BIDS COUNTY HEALTH
S INSURANCE (99596-49)-Pursuant to
advertisement to receive sealed bids
(#9596-49) for County Health Insurance
coverage, the following companies submit-
ted bids:
Siver Insurance Consultants
Combined Insurance Services, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Commissioner Hammond moved to
table the bids for review and recommenda-
tion by the Insurance committee, and
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion.
After discussion about holding a special
meeting to award the bids, the motion
passed unanimously.
RECEIVE BIDS GPS MAPPING SYS-
TEM (#9697-011 SOLID WASTE DEPT.-
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids (#9697-01) for a GPS Mapping System
for the Solid Waste Department, the follow-
ing bid was received: Navigation
Electronics, Inc. I 11,495 00.
The Board tabled this bid for review
and recommendation by Solid Waste
Director Danford.
RECEIVE BIDS PLOTlER (#9697-02)
SOLID WASTE DEPT.--Pursuant to 1dver-
tisement to receive sealed bids (#9697-02)
for a Plotter for the Solid Waste
Department, the following bids were
received: Advanced Surveying Technology
$8,568.00 (755CM): Kirkland TV, Inc.
$8,983.95 (755CM): North American CAD
Company (1) $8,699.00 (755CM),
Refurbished (2) $7,199.00 (755CM;: SAl
Computers $8.383.00 (755CM); EduTek
Education Solutions. Inc. $6,468.75
S750C): VirtuCom, Inc. $8,499.00 1755CM):
S Laser Action Plus, Inc. $8,379.00 (755CM);
: The Board tabled these bids for review
and recommendation by Solid Waste
Director Danford.
RESOLUTION PROPOSED HALF-
CENT SALES TAX-James Daniels, Mayor
S of Por St. Joe Elementary School, appeared
S before the Board to request they adopt a
resolution In support of the proposed Half-
Cent Sales Tax for the School Board to
remodel Port St. Joe Elementary School.
Commissioner Yeager moved to adopt the
proposed resolution, and Chairman Peters
passed the Chair to Commissioner Traylor
to second the motion for discussion. After
..- ;.- dlscusslon by Commissioner Yeager about
the need for remodeling of the School; and
by Commissioner Peters about Sales Tax'
being the fairest form of taxation, the
motion failed 2 to 2. with Commissioners
Peters and Yeager voting yes and Chairman
Traylor and Commissioner Hammond vot-
ring no. Chairman Traylor returned the
:--. 'Chair to Commissioner Peters.
DONATION FIRST UNION PARK.-
Jean Mims appeared before the Board, on
behalf of the Port St. Joe Merchants
,: Association. to request funding for refur-
bishing the First Union Park (a/k/a Frank


Pate Park). Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
S Yeager, -and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed t' donate $200.00 front each.
SCommissioners' Special Projects Funds
($1,000.00 total).
1995 ROAD BOND PAVING PRO-
JECT--Upon inquiry by Johnny Stanley
about the CounrV's policy for road priority
on the Road Bond Pating Project. Chairman
Peters reported that each Commissioner Is
in charge of designating priority of roads to
be paved within his own district because he
is more knowledgeable of their needs.


BUILDING DEPARTMENT REQUEST
FOR VARIANCE-Nellie Andrews appeared
before the Board to request a variance on
the base flood elevation for placement of a
trailer on her property. She discussed that
she has an invalid daughter who will be liv-
ing in the trailer, and they need the vari-
ance to be able to have the electricity con-
nected. Upon inquiry, Chief Administrator
Butler reported that other trailers in that
area were previously grandfathered-in on
the new rules, but there is no longer a trail-
er park so FEMA is the agency which would
have to issue the variance. The Board
agreed for Chief Administrator Butler to
send a letter to FEMA in support of a vari-
ance for Ms. Andrews, due to the medical
needs of her family. The Board also agreed
to delay enforcing the Ordinance with
respect to her property until an answer is
received.
REFINISHING OF CHAIRS (#9596-41)
BUDGET AMENDMENT-Upon Inquiry by
Clerk Lister, Commissioner Yeager moved to.
amend the General Fund budget by reduc-
ing Reserve for Contingencies and increas-
ing County Building: Wewa by $1.350.00
to pay Invoice #182 from Reeves Furniture
& Refinishing Shoppe for the deposit on
refinishing the chairs at the Old Gulf
County Courthouse (Bid #9596-41).
REQUEST FOR FUNDS WEST
FLORIDA RESOURCE CONSERVATION-
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vdte, the Board denied a
request for funds ($100.00) from West
Florida Resource Conservation and
Development Council. Inc.
BUILDING DEPARTMENT COMPE-
TENCY CARD-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager. second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote. the Board agreed to allow contractors
to obtain a Construction Industry
Competency Card if the contractor was eli-
gible to be "grandfathered" in for a compe-
tency card at the time of adoption of
Ordinance 94-05, which was adopted on
May 24, 1994. The motion also included
placing an advertisement in THE STAR on
Thursday, October 24, 1996, stating that
any eligible contractor will be allowed to
obtain a Construction Industry
Competency Card from the Gulf County
Planning/Building Department, October
23rd through October 31st, 1996.
BID CAPE SAN BLAS PIER PHASE I
(#9596-47)-Upon recommendation by
Chief Administrator Butler, the Board
agreed to delay negotiating with Southern
Champion Consruction on the bid amount
for the Cape San Bias Pier Phase I project
(#9596-47) until after the County meets
with the Department of Environmental
Protection on October 28, 1996 to discuss
the permit application.
BID WHITE CITY PARK DOCK
(#9596-31)-Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Hammond, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to award Bid #9596-31, for the
White City Park Dock project, to
Southeastern Mechanical Contracting. Inc.,
m the amount of $29,842.00.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT GIS
MAPPING SYSTEM-Upon request by Chief
Administrator Butler, the Board agreed to
send a letter and/or resolution to the
Florida Legislative Delegation, requesting
that they set aside funding to assist small
counties In developing an Emergency
Management GIS Mapping System.
PROPOSED SITE ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING-Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the blueprints for the new
Adminlstranon Building (to be part of the
.*"Gulf County Cburthouse Complex) and
agreed for it to be constructed adjacent to
the Courthouse.
SIGNS COUNTY RIGHT-OF-WAYS-
Upon discussion by Chief Administrator
Butler regarding a complaint from Nancy
Smith about real estate signs on the County
right-of ways, the Board agreed to place an
advertisement in THE STAR notifying the
public of the Board's policy regarding signs
on County' right-of-ways.
ROAD ABANDONMENT WENDLE-
TRAP AVENUE/BEACON HILL-Upon dis-
cussion by Chief Administrator Butler
about a request from Frank Lull and Nancy
Smith to close Wendletrap Avenue in
Beacon Hill, the Board agreed for him to
send a letter to Mr. Lull and Ms. Smith.
notifying them of the Board's procedures
regarding abandonment of roads.
MEETING PORT ST JOE PORT
AUTHORITY-The Board agreed for Chief
Administrator Butler to attend the Port St.
Joe Port Authority public hearing on
October 24. 1996.
AWARD BID GPS MAPPING SYSTEM
(#9697-01) SOLID WASTE DEPT.-Upon
motion by Commissioner Hammond, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote. the Board awarded Bid #9697-
01 (for the GPS Mapping System) to
Navigation Electronics. Inc., in the amount
of $S1,495.00. Upon Inquiry, Solid Waste
Director Danford reported that this system
will be paid from grant funds.
AWARD BID PLOTIER (#9697-02) -
SOLID WASTE DEPT.-Solid Waste Director
Danford reported that he will have a recom-
mendation on this bid after the recess.
HAZARDOUS WASTE SEMINAR-
Solid Waste Director Danford reported that
there will be a Hazardous Waste Seminar In
the County Commissioners' Meeting Room
on October 30, 1996 at 7:00 p.m., E.S.T.
PERSONNEL POLICY OVERTIME/
DISASTERS-Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Hammond, second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote, the Board
adopted the following policy for overtime
worked in emergency response to disasters,
as requested by Emergency Management
Director Wells:
Proposed Overtime EPl r Emergenc
Response Disasters &n E c.
In order to develop and adopt a policy
for the payment of overtime for the
Emergency Response Phase of hurricanes,
tropical storms, floods and other disasters:
and in order to facilitate the reimbursement
of these overtime expenses by FEMA: and in
order to avoid the accumulation of
Compensatory Time (Comp Time) which Is
not a reimbursable expense by FEMA and
In order to avoid any conflicts with the lan-
guage contained in the Union Contract
between the International Union of
Operating Engineers (l.LI.O.E.) and the Gulf
County' Board of County Commissioners
(GCBCC): the GCBCC does hereby adopt a
standard policy for the payment of overtime
worked during the 'Emergency Response
Phase of the above listed disasters.
Overtime will be paid from the budget of the
specific department of the employees who
accrued the overtime, unless another bud-
get is otherwise designated by the Board. If
the county receives reimbursement of these
expenses, the appropriate portion of the
reimbursement will be transferred into the
budget to cover the cost of the overtime
expenses incurred. (end)


COMMODITY FOOD PROGRAM-
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
onid by Commissioner Hammond, and
unanimous vote, the' Board approved the
Commodity Food Program Contract (1996-
97) with the Department of Agriculture and
Consumer 'Services, in the amount of
$4,045.00.
SPECIAL MEETING UNION IMPASSE
ISSUES-Upon .motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Yeager. and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to hold a special meeting on
November 5, 1996 at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., to
discuss Union Impasse issues.


EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT- TROP-
ICAL STORM JOSEPHINE-Emergenc
Management Coordinator Nelson reported
that FEMA and the State will be reviewih
the berm at Cape San Bias for the fiin
audit on damages from Tropical Storiim
Josephine.
HAZARD MITIGATION FUNDS-'
Emergency Management Coordinatorf
Nelson reported on a letter from the
Department of Community Affairs regardal
ing allocation of the Hurricane Opal Hazard
Mitigation Grant Program funds. .
CAPE SAN BIAS PIER.PHASE I PRO-
JECT-Bill Kennedy, of Preble-Rish, In':.,
reported that the contractor can negotiate
'the cost of this project closer to the graift'
budget. '3
STUMPHOLE ROAD-Bill Kennedy, of
Preble-Rish, Inc., reported that he met with
the Department, of Transportation In
Chipley, and will be making the necessary
design changes for the Stumphole Road. to
Improve the flooding problem. .,
S.H.I.P.-REHABILITATIVE FUNDS-,-7
S.H.I.P. Administrator Williams reported
that the drawing for the Rehabilitative
funds will be held on October 24. 1996 at
4:30 p.m., E.D T., In the Courtroom at the
Gulf.County Courthoise. He also reported
that the Home Education Class for S.H.IhP
Fund recipients will be held on Wednesday,
October 23. 1996 at 10:00 a.m.. E.T.. and-
that attendance is mandatory for all S.H I.P.
Fund recipients.
The meeting then recessed at 6:56;
p.m., E.D.T.
The meeting reconvened at 7:11 p.m.,
E.D.T.
EMS GRANT AWARD-South Gulf
County E.M.S. Director McGuffin reported
that the 1996-97 E.M.S. Grant has been
awarded in the amount of $2,291.04. and&
will be put toward three (3) continuing educ
cation courses.
AWARD BID PLOTTER (#9697-02) -
SOLID WASTE DEPT.-Upon recommenda1i
tion by Solid Waste Director Danford,
Commissioner Hammond moved to award
bid #9697-02 to North American CAD.
Company, In the amount of $7,199.00. for
the refurbished 755CM Plotter for the Solid
Waste Department. Commissioner Yeager
seconded the motion. and it passed unani-
mously.
ANIMAL CONTROL CENTER-After'
discussion about State guidelines for ani-
mal control shelters and the possibility of a
new location for Gulf County's shelter, the
Board agreed to send letters to the City of
Port St. Joe and the City of Wewahitchka
regarding the possibility of a joint effort
(mutual funding) in constructing a new
facility.
VICE-CHAIRMAN-Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board appointed Commissioner
Yeager to serve as Vice-Chairman for the
1996-97 fiscal year.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS-ROAD DE-
PARTMENT EQUIPMENT-Commissioner
Hammond requested that the Road
Department prepare the bid specifications
for the new motor grader and excavator, to
be published in THE STAR this week.
Commissioner Traylor reported that he will
take care of obtaining the specifications.
COUNTY EMPLOYEES-After discus-
sion about problems due to temporary.
employees having seniority over permanent
employees because the temporary employee
was hired first, the Board agreed for
Commissioner Traylor to meet with
Administrator Wells to draft a policy for the
Board's review.
WEWAHIITCHKA AMBULANCE SlR-
:i VICE-Upon motion by Comnplssioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner,
Hammond, and unanimous vote. the Board
approved the following pay for the
Wewahltchka Ambulance Service Drivers
and E.M.T.'s, retroactive to the date the
IBoard began paying the Wewahitchka
Ambulance Service personnel:
75-99 miles (one-way) $ 50.00
100 or more miles (one-way) $100.00
ROAD BOND PAVING PROJECT-
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Hammond, and.,
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to com- ,
plete the paving at the Dalkellh Fire
Station, as requested by Billy Davis.
BAKER ACT SERVICES-Commis-
sioner Yeager requested that Attorney'
McFarland research the law regarding lim-
Its on the amount the County must pay for
Baker Act Services.
MEDICAID BILLINGS-Upon discus-
sion regarding the amount of the August,
1996 Medicaid billing ($19,387.52) by
Commissioner Yeager, Clerk Lister reported
that there is a limit on the amount that has
to be paid under the Health Care
Responsibility Act (HCRA), but therg Is no
limit on the Medicaid billings.
ELECTIONS INDEPENDENT CANDI-
DATES-After discussion that Independent
candidates do not have to face run-off elec-
tions, Chairman Peters requested that
Attorney McFarland research to find out
what would have to be done so these candi-
dates would be handled the same as other
Parties.
CONTRACT WORK CREWS/DMI-
SION OF FORESTRY-Upon motion by
Commissioner. Hammond, second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote.
the Board approved an agreement with the
Division of Forestry for work crews (not to
exceed 20 inmates) from August 20, 1996
until August 20, 1997.
BEACON HILL PARK/BUDGET
AMENDMENT-Upon motion by '
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to amend the General
Fund budget by reducing Reserve for
Contingencies and increasing Parks and
Recreation: Improvements Other Than
Buildings by $5.000.00 to pay C.R. Smith
for dirt hauled to the Beacon H-ll Park (this
is part of the in-kind services the County
must provide for the FRDAP grant).
.VETERANS' NURSING HOME--
Veterans" Service Ofllcer Williams reported
that he received an apology from the State
regarding their being late for the site'
inspection for the proposed veterans'
: Nursing Home. '
DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE WEEK/
CHEMICAL ADDICTIONS RECOVERY-.
EFFORT-Upori motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second m by Commissioner
Hammond, and unanimous vote, the Board ,
designated' October 23-31, 1996 as Drug-"'
Free Workplace Week, as requested by.J
Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort
(CARE).
RESOLUTION SCALLOPING ST.
JOSEPH BAY--Commissioner Yeager '
requested that Attorney McFarland draft a--
resolution to the Department of.
Environmental Protection to request that'
the 'scallop 'season in St. Joseph Bay be
extended to include the month 6,f
September each year.


There'being no further business, and'
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-l'
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-.
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at'l
7:40 p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 24, 1996
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board c.l' Couwir
Commissioners met this date in special ses-'.
sion, with the following members present:


Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Jessie V. Armstrong,.
Michael L. Hammond, and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr. Commissioner Billy E.. Traylor
was absent. Others present were: County
SAttorney Tim McFarland, Clerk Benny C.
*' Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore. Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg;
Emergency Management/91 1 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson. Maintenance Superinten-
.dent Joe Bearden, Solid Waste Director Joe
*Danford, and Veterans' Service Officer/
SS.H.I.P. Administrator Bo Willianms.
The meetnig came to order at 12:04
p.m., E.D T.
Commissioner Hammond opened the
meeting with prayer, and Commissioner
Armstrong led the Pledge of Allegiance to
the Flag.
AWARD BID (#9:396-49) / POLICY
GROUP HEALTH & LIFE INSLRANCE-
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager. sec-
ond by Commissioner Hammond, and
unanimous tote, the Board awarded bid
#9596-49 (for Group Health & Life
Insurance). as recommended by the insur-
ance committee:
SLife Insurance: ...
Combined Insurance Services, Inc.
$ l1.10 Monthly Under Age 65
S .22 Monthly Over Age 65
lHealth insurance;
Blue CrossBlue Shield
$169.79 Employee
$410.69 Employee & Spouse'
$320.90 Employee & Children
$430.92 Employee & Family
S After discussion by Commissioner
IHammond that the Intent of his previous
S motion was to pay one-half of additional
employee coverage (up to $125.00).
Commissioner Yeager moved to pay
$125.00 of each employees' additional cov-
erage, as long as It does not exceed one half
(includes Constitutional Officers & employ-
I ees). Commissioner Hammond seconded
the motion, and It passed unanimously.
Chief Deputy Clerk Birmingham
^ reported that payroll deduction for pay-
\ ments will begin In December (coverage to :
-. begin in January), and there will be open
Enrollment through the month of November
He further staled that the open enrollment
will not apply for employees who have pre-
viously applied with Blue Cross Blue Shield
and were turned down. Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote.
I the Board adopted the following policy out-
lining the necessary procedures to be fol-
lowed when new employees are hired and
When employees are terminated.
POLICY
THE FOLLOWING POLICY SHOULD BE
S ADHERED TO FOR NEW HIRES OR
EMPLOYEE TERMINATIONS
Only full time employees are eligible
for coverage under the County's insurance
programs. Within 30 days of employment,
he Constitutional Officer (or Designee)
must submit the employee's applications
for health, dental and life insurance to the
Insurance Department in the Clerk's Office
with a signed cover letter. After this initial'
30 day period, employees will then be
required to go through underwriting in
order to be placed on the County's policy.
When any of the following events
occur, the Constitutional officer (or
Designee) must notify the Insurance
Department in the Clerk's Office, in writing.
within 5 days. When notifying the
Insurance Department, the employee's
name, address, social security number,
date of birth, last date of employment and
reason for termination must be Included.
The County has to comply with the COBRA
laws and there are severe penalties for non.
compliance.
I. Termination of the employee's
employment for any reason (lay-off, resig-
nation, retirement, etc.)
I r 2. Reduction of hours worked b
Semhploye
3. Death of employee
4. Divorce or legal separation
5. Dependent child ceasing to meet eli-
gibility requirements
6. If coverage is lost because the active
employee elects to make Medicare the pri-
mary coverage (end)l
S.H.I P. PROGRAM--Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved downpayment
assistance from the 1996-97 S.H.I.P.
Program for Leah M. Needer, in the amount
$11,615.00.
INVOICES PUBLIC DEFENDER-
After discussion regarding Courthouse
Space for the Public Defender and Invoices
($700.00) received from their office for relm-
bursement of their rent for September and
October, Commissioner Hammond moved
i to deny payment of these Invoices
Commissioner Armstrong seconded the
motion, and after further discussion that
the Board provided the space in the
Courthouse as soon as possible upon
receiving the request, the motion passed
unanimously.
SThere being no further business, and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager. sec-
ond by Commissioner Hammond, and
unanimous vote, the meeting did then
adjourn at 12:22 p.m E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER ..
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 29, 1996
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Jessie V. Armstrong.
Michael L. Hammond (12:18 p.m.), Billy E.
Traylor, and Warren J. Yeager, Jr. Others
present were: County Attorney Tim
McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister. Chief
Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham.
Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore. Chief
Administrator Don Butler. Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg, Emergency
Management/91 ] Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, Maintenance Superintendent Joe
Bearden, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
and Deputy Sheriff Ricky Tolvert.
SThe meeting.came to order at 12:01
p.m., E.S.T. .
ROAD BOND PAVING PROGRAM-
After discussion by Commissioner Traylor
regarding the extensive numbers of hours
being accrued by County employees due to
the Road Bond Paving Projects, he moved to *
give the employees the option of getting
paid for the overtime or having the time off
(retroactive to the beginning of the Road
Bond Paving Program-to be paid from Road
Bond funds). Commissioner Yeager second-
ed the motion., and it passed unanimously.
Upon inquiry, Chief Administrator
Butler reported that striping of the roads
was included in the Panhandle Grading &
i Paving bid, and their quoted figure Is in line
with the other quotes received.
COUNTY HEALTH INSURANCE-After


S discussion, Commissioner Yeager moved to
rescind his previous motion regarding the
Board paying $125.00 toward employee
family health insurance (motion made on
October 24, 1996). Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously. Commissioner Yeager then moved
to pay $125.00 of the family health cover-
age plan or one-half of the other available
plans (spouse only or children only), not to
exceed $125.00. Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
INVOICES-PUBLIC DEFENDER-
Chief Administrator Butler' reported on a
conversation with Herman Laurimore,
Public Defender, stating that Mr. Laurimore
mentioned removing the Public Defender
from Gulf County if the Board does not pay


the invoices for rent for September and
October. Upon inquiry, Attorney McFarland
reported that the Count' must provide ser-
vices for the Public Defender's Office (as
stated in the Florida Statutes). but the
Public Defender must also provide services.,
for Gulf County After further discussion
about their disappointment in being given
an ultimatum by the Public Defender,
Commissioner Yeager moved to pay the
invoices (2) for the Public Defender's rent (to
Costin Rentals) for September and October,
in the total amount of $700.00. Commis-
sioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it .
passed unanimously..
CHRISTMAS PARTY--Chief Adminis.
trator Butler reported that Butler's
Restaurant is available on December 6.
1996, if the Board would like to hold their
Christmas Party on that date. The Board
approved this recommendation.
There being no further business, and
upon motion by Commissioner, Yeager, sec-
ond by .Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
12:24 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 5, 1996
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with'the following members present:
Chairman .Nathan Peters, Jr. -'and
Commissioners Michael L. Hammond <5:24
p m.>. Billy E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager. Jr. Others present were: County
Attorney Tim McFarland, Chief Deputy
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham. Deputy
Clerk Towan McLemore. Chief Administra-
tor Donald Butler, Administrative Assistant
Debbe Wibberg. Administrator/Emergency
Management 'Director Larry Wells .
Maintenance Superintendent Joe Bearden,
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford. and
Deputy Sheriff John Dixon.
The meeting came to order at 5:14
p.m., E.S.T.
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman Peters led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
BUILDING DEPARTMENT COMPE-
TENCY CARDS-Upon Inquiry, Chief
Administrator Butler reported that the
issue regarding the Building Department
competency cards has already been settled.
UNION-IMPASSE ISSUES-Adminis-
trator Wells (for the County) and Wallace
Brannon (for the Union) presented the fol-
lowing Union impasse Issues to the Board
for their decision (there was discussion by
both parties and the Board on each issue):
CONTRACT LANGUAGE ISSUES:
ARTICLE 9 ANNUAL LEAVE
9.4 Annual leave earned must be used in
the calendar year that it is earned, or for-
feited. Any excess which remained unused
at midnight on December 31st, shall be
paid during the first pay period of the new
calendar year where the employer has pre-
vented the employee from utilizing such
leave. (The Board agreed at the last Impasse
meeting to allow employees to sell one week
of their vacation back to the County)
The Union requested that the "buy-
back" week of annual leave be paid in the
month of December.
Upon moon by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed for the
"buy-back" week to be paid to the employee
in the first pay period which begins on or
after December Ist, and that the employee
must notify his/her supervisor prior to
December Ist.
ARTICLE 16 DISCIPLINARY ACTION
16.2(I) Felony conviction of an employee.
Thie Union requested 'is section be
dqleted to remove the right of the County to
demote, suspend, discharge, or take other
action on an e'niployee conitlfed of'a' felony.
After discussion by the Union regard-
ing felonies which do not require Jail time,
the Board agreed to leave this section as it
is because it does not call for mandatory
termination, it only gives the Board that
discretion.
MONETARY ISSUES:
1) The Union requested that the Board
pay the full cost of dental insurance premi-
ums for all bargaining unit employees.
meeting at 5:24 p.m.>
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager.
second by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed not to
approve'this change as the funds to cover
the cost were not budgeted.
2) The Union requested a 40' across-
the-board pay increase for all bargaining
unit employees.

Commissioner Yeager moved to give a
2% average increase, plus pay one-half of
family insurance coverage (up to $125.00).
and Commissioner Hammond seconded the
motion. After further discussion about an
average increase versus across-the-board
increase, Commissioner Hammond with-
drew his second and Commissioner Yeager,
withdrew the motion. Chairman Peters
passed the Chair to Vice-Chairman Yeager,
and moved to give a 29% across-the-board
increase and pay one-half of the family
health insurance coverage of their choice
(employee/family. employee/spouse, or
employee/children), not to exceed $125.00.
.Commissioner Hammond seconded the
motion, and It passed unanimously.
Chairman Yeager returned the Chair to
Commissioner Peters.

3) The Union requested that the Board
give 8 hours of sick leave per month to each
bargaining unit employee.
Upon discussion that the National
Average of sick days is 4 per year and the
County gives 6, and that the employees are
still using more 'days. than they are accru-
ing. Commissioner Hammond moved not to
change this policy. Commissioner Traylor .
seconded the motion, and It passed unani-
mously. '
4) The Union requested' that employ-
ees be given the right to. decide whether
they want to receive overtime pay or Compp
time." .

After discussion about funding not
always being available to pay overtime,
Commissioner Hammond moved .not to
change this policy. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.

5) The Union requested that all bar-
gaining unit employees be paid every week '
instead of every two (2) weeks.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by. Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed not to approve this request due to
additional work/expenses it will create.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD-Adminis-


trator Wells reported that Appendix D and F
have been agreed upon by the County and
the Union, and will be adjusted in the con-
tract (Laborer/Maintenance III or equiva-
lent will be hired with a 90-day probation
period in which the employee can be termi-
nated for just cause, at the Step A rate,
after 1 year the rate will change to Step B).
There being no further business, and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Hammond, and
unanimous vote, the meeting did then
adjourn.
NATHAN PETERS, JR..
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK


vs.
JOSEPHINE SMITH.
DefendanL


NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to a
Sumrmary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 12. 1996. and entered In Civil Case No.
96-286-CA of the Circuit Court In and for Gulf
SCounty, wherein SARA C. SULZER Is Plaintiffand
JOSEPHINE SMITH Is the Defendant. I will sell to
the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the
Gulf County Courthouse In Port SL Joe. Florida. at
11:00 am., EST. on the 3rd day ofJanuary. 1997.
the following described property as set forth In said
Final Judgment. to-wlc
S Lot Six I6), Block Five (5). Porn.St.. Joe
i Beach Subtdivsion. Unit One(I). a#cadIng
Sto an OlTicial Elt therepf on file r. the ,-,
Olice *of hi'-Clerk of the Circilt Court
S Gull County. Florlda: In Plat Book I. Page
58 IC/R Official Records Book 27. at Page
520).
DATED this 13 day of December. 1996.
BENNY C. LISTER
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/Constance Redd
Deputy Clerk
S2tc, Dicember 19 and 26, 1996.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE- ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
NORMAN DOUGLAS KNOWLES.
Deceased. FILE NO: 96-81-CP

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of NORMAN
DOUGLAS KNOWLES. deceased. File Number 96-
81-CP. Is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf
County. Florida. Probate Division, the address of
which Is Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 Fifth
Street. Port St. Joe. Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set forth
below. .
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
*THATI .
All persons on whom this notice Is served
who have objections that challenge the validity ,of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are
-. required to file their objections with this Court'
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBUCATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having.clalms or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice Isserved with-
in three (3) months after.the late of the first publl-
cation of this notice must fltheelr claims with this
Court WITHINTHE LATER OFTHREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF'A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEV M.
S All other creditors of the decedent and per-
Ssons having claims or demands against the dece-
Sdents estate must ile their claims with this Court
WITHINTHREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THEDATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALu CLAIS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is Dec.
19, 1996.
S"Attorney forPersonal Representative:
Charles A.Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (904) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
Susan Annette Kinowles
Route 1, Box 145-T .
Wewahltchka. FL 32465
2tc, December 19 and 26, 1996.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 90-01
IN RE: The Estate of
JOHNNIE MERLE McLEMORE MASSEY,
SDeceased,
JOHN WILLIAM McLEMORE,
S Petitioner,
vs.
PENNY McDANIELS a/k/a PENNY :
McLEMORE, as the Personal
Representative
SRespondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION
AND
MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT
S AGREEMENT
TO ADDELINE MASSEY.WHTIEN. FERN:.
LOUISE MASSEY HAGEMAN, AND THE DESCEN-
DANTISI OF BILLIE ANDERSON. OSCAR HOLMES.
AND ETHEL DAY. AND ANY OTHER PERSON
CLAIMING ANY INTEREST. DIRECTLY OR INDI-
RECTLY. IN THE ESTATE OF JOHNNY MERLE
McLEMORE MASSEY:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED of the probate of the
Estate of Johnny Merle McLemore Massey, Gulf
County. Florida Circuit Coua Case No. 90-01. and
the pending Motion for Approval of Settlement
'Agreement, a Hearing now scheduled on same for
Monday. March 3. 1997 at 10:30 am.. CST. In the
Calhoun County Courthouse. BlounLstown.
Florida. and you are required to serve your delens-
es or obJections, or otherwise, In said case within
30 'days of the first date of publication of this
Notice, or you may be forever barred. If no such
written document is filed within said time. you
shall be barred If you do not appear at the sched-
uled hearing stated herein and at that time and
place make an objecton to all proceedings con-
Lained In said Estate. In addition. Addeline Massey
Whitlen. Fern Louise Massey Hageman. and the
descendent(s) of Billle Anderson. Oscar Holmes.
and Ethel Day (lllegiimate daughter of Garrison
Tellrirngon Massey). or any other person or per- ...
sons claiming an Interest In the Estate of Johnnle ,
Merle McLemore Massey. may receive a full copy of
the proposed Settlement Agreement from the Gulf
County Clerk of Circuit Court. or by contacting
Counsel for the Personal Representative That
Addeline Massey Whiten. Fern Louise Massey
Hageman. and the descendants) or BIllle
Anderson. Oscar Holmes. and Ethel Day (llegIU-
mate daughter of Garrison Tllrlngton Massey). or
;'' any other person or persons claiming an Interest In
Sthe Estate of Johnnie Merle McLemore Massey.
should file any objections to the proposed
Settlement Agreement In writing prior to the
Hearing with the Clerk of Gulf County Circuit
Court. Probate Division. and serve copies of all
written objections on counsel for the Personal
Representative. You will please notice that the
above-styled case Is a Gulf County Circuit Court
Case. but that the hearing scheduled for March 3,
1997 shall be In the Calhoun County Courthouse
located In Blountstown. Florida.
Dated this 2nd day of December. 1996.
BILL A. CORBIN
305 Fannin Avenue
Blountstown. FL 32424
904/674-5424 Fax: 674-31271
Fla. Bar ID No. 0146302
Attorney for Personal Representative
4t., December 5. 12, 19 and 26. 1996.

INTHE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
SARA C. SULZER.
PlaindiT.


CASE NO. 96-286-CA








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month. Call 227-3511. tfc 12/19
Lease/Purchase. 1973 12x60' mobile
home set up on rental lot. Call 229-
8959 after 5 p.m.r Leave message if
not home. 2tp 12/19.


2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, very
clean, no pets, $250 month. The
Junction, Hwy. 71 & 73, 639-5608.
tfc.12/19
Beachside condo/townhouses, 2
bdrm.. 2 ba. fully furnished, $550
month w/$250 security deposit. Call
648-8487. 3te 12/12
Furnished 1 bedroom apartment. Call
229-9000 or 229-2727. tfi 12/5
4478 W. Hwy. 98, Casa Del Mar Apt.
2. Call 647-3371, ask for Debbie.
tfc 12/5
2 bedroom trailer at 2042 Trout St.,
Highland View. gas heat, gas water
heater, $200 month + utl. 647-3875
or 235-3426. t tfc 12/19
Mexico Beach. 3 bdrm.. brick, sun-
room. gulf view, long term. 4 bdrm.
beachside, completely "furnished,
short term, no pets. 648-8005.


MOBILE HOME/RV PARK. Lots
available. Grocery store, laundrymat,
liquor store, hardware, indoor flea
market on premise. 1 mile to public
boat ramp. Full hook-ups available.
THE JUNCTION, Hwy. 71 & 73, 639-
5608. tfc 12/5
Commercial building, 103 Garrison
Avenue. Building includes 2 office
spaces, with storage area, cen. heat/.
ac, (1;352 sq. ft), plus covered stor-
age area (450 sq. ft).. Call 229-6914.
tfc 12/5
Howard Creek for rent. 2 bedroom
house, completely furnished. Call
827-2884. tfc 11/21
2 bdrm. trailer, partially furnished. in
Highland View on Ling St. 227-1260.
tfc 12/5
Two mobile homes for rent in Mexico
Beach. 648-5476. tfc 12/5,


4 bdrm., 2 ba. house at Indian Pass
Beach. Long term rental. $625 mb.
Call Rosasco Realty. Available Oct. 1,
1996. 227-1774. tfc 12/5
2 'bedroom furnished and unfur-
nished available immediately. Loni
term rental. Parker Realty, Mexico
Beach, 648-5777. tfc 12/5
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfe 12/5
One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Call 1-912-246-
1250. ask for Marvin after 8:30 p.m.
tfe 12/5

Safe 'N Dry
Storage ,
214 3rd St., PSJ, FL
904-229-9000
CUmat-controlled no mildew


Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Afforda-
ble housing for the elderly and the
handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove.& refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.
on site
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
No: need for wet carpets. 'Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St., Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc 12/5


Storage
Units

229-6200


UNFURNISHED
*Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
*New extra lg.33 bdrm. house. 1 1/2
ba.; inside laundry rm. ch&a. dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
'One bedroom apartmentL washer/ .
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfc 12/5
Apt. for rent, downtown
Port St, Joe. 517 1/2 4th
St. Downstairs apartment,
2 bedroom, 1 bath. Call
227-5443. $225.00 mo.
tfc 12/5


TRADS&SERVICES


THE BEACHES HOUSE/PET SIT-
TERS. Collect mail / check lights /
locks / etc. Feed & exercise your pets.
As low as $6.00 a day. Mow grass /
pool care/etc. Willing for extra $$. Re-
liable couple. Contact Ron & Maxine
Leopold at 648-4204 anytime/leave
message. tfc 12/5


Wood Floor
Refinishing
Make those old wood floors
look like new. Don't replace -
Refinish!
Call Circle S Enterprise
827-6828, ask for Dusty


Avon

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


CO STINGS
Bookkeeping Se Mice
Tax Returns A Sypecialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
(904) 229-8581


NEED A SIGN?
BOYER SIGNS

639-2874,



T.V. 8 V.C.R.
Sales 8 Service
Zenith G.E. RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service
We Service What We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishlngs Center
310 Reid Ave.. Port St. Joe
904-229-6195


TRACTOR
.r I WORK
Bush
logging
& Land Levelling

Call Matt Walker
904-227-3708
Insured


PLUMBIHG REPAIRS

Roger Stokes 67"3328
F RFP00066770
New Construction Repairs

LIC n RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
'..." i ER 0011618

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

Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS { BACKHOES LOADERS TRACTORS DUMPTRUCKS
*' 648-8924 OR 648-5767 ii no answer


PUMP REPAIR & SALES .. LICENSED INSTALLERS
M & VM IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
HAL KEELS: FREE 229-2738
JAMES WILEY ESTIMATES 227-7205


Peaee Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce; Phone: 229-2665
State Uc.mRAOOOe48 00229-COOL



LOANS D & J PAWN SHOP
The Little House with the Big Deals".
Corner of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Frl. 10-5, Sat. 9-12



CHARLES HANLON

AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING
Installation We Service All Makes and Models
Licensed, Insured.
Lic. #RA0040379

639-3415 4
4tc 12/lg


COINS BY THE BAYI
1 buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803;
tfc 12/5

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


Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lie. ,RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
10 .' fclO/17

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

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

STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electlcol Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. IER0013168 .INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND'


* Residenoal
* Commercial


SCustom Wood
* Industrial


A R Fence
F enig and Coecrete Work
Albert Flelscnmann FREE EsBnmateS
BN #593115646 (041 647-4047


SMALL ENGINE

REPAIR

Barfield's 229-2727


STUMP GRINDING
Average Stump $10.00
1-800-628-8733
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises. Inc.
tfc 4.6

MOWING RAKING WEEDING
EDGING TRIMMING
LANDSCAPING LICENSED
C.J's la'wn
Service
Serving Mexico Beach, St Joe Beach,
Port St Joe & Wewahitchka
*I will work for YOU' CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach FL
(904) 648-8492

Introducing
Total Pool Maintenance
& Lawn Care Packages
Interior/Ext. Painting
As always call us*for your.
FREE Estimate.

pressure
Cleaning
'ALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL
BILL WHITE
CHRIS MORRISON
647-3215
348 Santa Anna St.
St. Joe Beach 32456
tfc 7/18


Say You Saw It In The Star!


Motley's Pressure

Cleaning




Houses, Driveways, Patios,
Sidewalks, Mobile Homes,
RV's

SONYA MOTLEY
227-6557
647-3212
(Leave Message),, :, 2
rie 12'12


904-229-8161
Faye's Nail &
Tanning Salon
TOTAL NAIL CARE
Certifiefl'Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave., Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.


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


5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUI FREE MONTH'S RENT
S-JSt. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
^ 'Minl^^


BOB'S PAINT &
BODY SHOP
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repairr
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIAL4TES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACQCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
tfc4/6


,o Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments I Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
SReal Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
[0 FAMILY OWNED
1 PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
SServing Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections


Port St. Joe Lodge No. IllI
SReg. 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.


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


GULF COAST COATINGS
CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL PAINTING

SLicenseand Insured .Sr. Discounts Free Estimates
683 9-3570 tf12/12
-


Ilm THE CABINET

W SHOPPE
-1. Custom Kitchen and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner

580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (904) 648-4088

.. .. ...r .. ....... ,"" "- .,.. .

J .st Elemc tr i

New Construction, Remodeling, .


A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and ke
SMachine (Sales/Service)}
SVentilation Sheet Metal Fab. Natural
Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor
Harden *j

Service Co. Rceau^arA
Se ice Wewahitchka, FL 32465 .
State. MchIRM0066465 Ernie "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phoe 904-639-2454 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 t 6/20





49 CUSTOM HOME PLANS
(904) 647-3548
Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32466



FALLEN'S GULF
'oACOAST IRRIGATION
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATIONand REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design
Alien Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair


Business,and Personal P'Y
Financial and Estate Planning Bool

FRANK J. SMnERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service


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


Vt 1/4


Port S


roll Preparation
keeping Service



509 Fourth St.
P. O. Box 602
t. 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, f 12/14


Additions, Service Upgrades
No Job Too Small Give Us A Call!
Insured & 6484427 JOHN R.
Licensed m 7 STOMP
ERO 14030 tr 1-17-07 : : -


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PAGE SB THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 26, 1996


Bulldog News

Port St. Joe Elementary School


Apt. for rent, 2 bdrm., 1
ba., cen. h/a, carpet, ap-
pliances. Call Kenny at
227-7241 or Phil, 227-
2112. tfc 12/5


Gulf Pines Hospital needs an RN for
7-3 shift, also CNA's. Call Tessa Goff,
RNat227-1121, ext. 148. ltc 12/26
Medical/Clerical position available.
Please send resume to P..O. Box 70,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Itc 12/26
1,000's POSSIBLE TYPING. Part time.
At home. Toll free (1) 800-218-9000.
Ext. T-9513 for Listings. 4tp 12/26

St. Joseph Bay Country Club has a
40 hr. per week position available in
pro shop. Duties include collection of
course fees, range fees & assisting
pro's merchandise sales. Weekends
often required. Applications can be
placed in prop shop or with bookkeep-
er. Wage based on experience.
2tc 12/26

The City of Port St. Joe is accepting
applications for the following position:
CASHIER/UTILITY BILLING CLERK
$6.21/HOUR
Application and job description may
be picked up and returned to the Mu-
picipal Building. 305 Fifth St, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457. Application dead-
line Is 1-3-97.
The City of Port St..'Joe enforces' a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and Is an
Equal Opportunity/Airmative Action
Employer. 2tc 12/19
Applications are now being accepted
by The Gulf Co. Senior Citizens As-
soc., Inc. for the position of a part
time homemaker in the Wewahltchka
area. This will involve light house-
keeping, errands, and shopping assis-
tance for the elderly. Applicants must
possess a high school degree, be 18
years of age or older, have own trans-
portation, and be able to work Mon-
day Friday from 8-4 PM. Applicants
can pick up applications at the Wewa-
hltchka Senior Citizens Center. Please
Scall 229-8466 for more information.
Applications must be received by Dec.
26th. Interviews will be held on Dec.
30oh In the Wewahltchka Center. We
an an equal opportunity center.
2t 12/19

Kitchen manager wanted for year
round restaurant Pay rate based on
experience. Send resume to: Resume.
P. O. Box 13564, Mexico Beach, FL
32410. : tf 12/5
LOOKING for mature Individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
lea Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfc 12/5


'60'x30' mobile home on acre of land.
3 bdrm.. 2 ba. Appraised at $52.000.
will sell for $38.000. White City. 827-
6598. 2tp 12/26
'95 Horton mobile home, 2 bdrm.. 2
full bath. 14'x70', small equity, take-
up payments. 647-3905 after 6 p.m.
CST.: 2tc12/26
Clean, usable bunk beds. Make offer.
in fair shape. 647-8889. Itc 12/26
Must Sell: natural color wicker sofa
and love seat sleeper with 14 throw
pillows, like new. $225. 648-4428.
Also men's bicycle. $20. Itp 12/26
1990 Fleetwood mobile home. 14x70.,
2 bdrm.. 2 ha.. Ig. walk-in pantry. vi-
nyl siding. Big front deck, small back
deck, washer & dryer. Home 639-
2140. work 639-5828. ask for Sheri.
tfe 12/12

Complete home theatre system with
3D video system, must see to appre-
ciate. Paid $3.000. will sell for $900.
229-9456;. ,tfe12/12
LOOK carpentry, window re-
placements, screen/glass rooms -
siding, you name Itl Expert work
and nothing less at rock bottom pric-
es. Be glad to show you what I've
done! 647-3300. THE HOUSE DOC;
TORS. tfc 12/5

No payment no interest
until April 1997
ST. JOE RENT-ALL
706 Ist St. 227-2112
White Snapper Stihl Echo
Outdoor Power Products





Adorable black lab puppies. Ready to
go December 29. Late Christmas gifts.
Call 227-7535. Itc 12/26
UKC rat terrier puppies, 9 weeks and
6 weeks old. Call 648-5306.
tfc 12/19

DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs. & cats.
tfc 12/5
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanell. 229-1065. tfc 12/5


Three bedroom, 2 story brown brick
house in Port St. Joe on Gautler Me-
morial Lane, next to park, $195,000.
Includes furniture. Firm. Ala. 205-
332-8123 or Fla. 904-648-4740.
tfc 12/12
Two bedroom townhouse on water-
front off 38th St., 117-D South.
$139,000 Firm,. including furniture.
Ala. 205-332-8123 or Fla. 904-
648-4740. tfc 12/12
For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm., 3 full
baths, 28x70' mobile home, Ig. deck,
1/2 acre land with 12x24 metal out-
building, asking $55,000 for informa-
tion. Call 639-2122 or drive by 152
Donna's Place in Wewa. 4tc 12/5
3 bdrm. house at Beacon Hill. Recent-
ly remodeled, cen. 'h/a, screened
porch, large lot, 2 blocks from beach,
new carpet & vinyl throughout 904-
592-5071. 9tp 12/5
4 bdrm., 2 ba. home, 909 20th St.,
75x180' fenced yard, new carpet, new
roof, 15x30 above ground pool, patio
deck, 12x12 .frame, utility shed,
$82,500. 616-729-4203 days, 616-
432-3066. evenings, or Todd Realty,
227-1501. tfc 11/28
Wewa, one bdrm., one ba. trailer w/
large screened porch, carport, nice
large corner lot near public boat land-
ing. $27,000. 639-5920. tfc 12/5
Bay front home, executive 3 bedroom,
2 bath,. fully furnished, immaculate.
227-7506. tfc 12/5
Lot for sale: Howard Creek, one acre,
septic tank and, deep well. $11,000.
827-2990 tfe 12/5
Lot on Court St., $5.00 down, $225
month. Owner finance. $17,900. 648-
5328. tfc 12/5
221 Court St., mobile home pretty lot,
$33,000; 648-5328. tfi 12/5
301 Woodward Ave., cleared lot
zoned commercial and light industri-
al. 227-3313 days. 648-4088 after 5.
tfc 12/5

Want to Buy: house in Port SL Jde
area that needs a little work. Call Pat
1227-3511. if interested in selling.
tfc 12/5

Brick house, 3 bdrm., I ba. living
Sroom with fireplace, din., kit., utility
rm. cen. heat and air, corner lot. 115
Sailfish St.. Highland View. 227-1604.
. By appointment only. tfe 12/5
By Owner. 2 bedrooms. 2 bath, loft. 3
decks, pool/hot tub available. 108
Boardwalk Ave.. Cape San Bias. 647-
3828. tfc 12/5


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


Dear Counselor: '
I have a serious problem,
which I hope you can help me'
with. I worry all the time. It would
be different if my worries had any
basis, but I worry about things
that never happen!
If I go out, I worry about get-
ting a flat tire or getting car-
jacked, or robbed. If I meet a nice
man, I worry that he might end up
being a psychopath or abusive. At
my job, I worry about being fired.
although I am constantly reas-
sured that I am a valued employ-
ee.
Worse still are times when I
just feel scared. When that hap-
pens, there is no reason, but I
sweat, my heart pounds, my
stomach is full of butterflies, and
I find myself breathing hard.
During these times I tend to be
very sensitive and suspicious of
others, often reading rejection
into what they do, although I usu-
ally keep this to myself.
What can I do about this? I
know it's not normal, arid it really
wears me out after I've been like
this a whole day. I would like to
enjoy life a little more and not
worry so much. Can I be helped?
Worried Right Now
Dear Worried,
What you described sounds,
like the problem of persistent anx-
iety. You say that this is not a:
"normal condition", but you-
would be surprised if you knew
Show many people suffer from the'
same symptoms you described In
our Increasingly technical and'
complex world, it is very normal to
respond to an overload of stress
by worrying. In fact, not worrying
about things, withdrawing or
denying problems, might be
symptoms of even more serious
emotional problems.
However, from what you say,
your worrying has become a prob-
lem for you. All of us feel anxious
from time to time, either warrant-
ed or not. When, however it Inter-
feres with job performance, rela-
tionshps, and overall satisfaction
with life. It Is time to look at the
problem a little closer, which you
appear to be doing.
There are many ways that you
can help yourself. The first is one


1/2 acre lots. 5 miles n. of Overstreet
-Bridge at Creekvlew'Subd..- with sep -
tic tank & well. $2,5000 down.
$132.16 mo. Call George. 229-6031.
tfc 12/5


2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, corer lot. 815.000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfe 11/9
For sale by owner: two story new
home. 2048 sq. ft.. 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath. master bdrm.. 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/freplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch. 12'x16'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 12/5
'1/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing, 227-
2020, ask for Billy. tfc 12/5
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1, mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfe 12/5






Winter Rental Wanted for November
15, 1997 to April 15, 1998. Call 229-
6937. 2tp 12/26
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-AlNON
Thurs., 8:00' p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ


i I suggest with anyone: See your
I family doctor and have a complete
physical. By doing this you can
Srule out organic (or physical)
i problems which macr be causing
the problem you described. Take
seriously any recommendations
your physician gives you, and be
completely forthright with
him/her.
Therapy with a trained coun-
selor can help you "unlearn" cer-
tain types of behaviors, thoughts,
and beliefs that may be at the root
of your anxiety. A therapist might
"teach" you to think another way,
Sso that you: can actually "stop"
Troublesome thoughts, and
replace them with thoughts more
likely to decrease stress.
Also. just having a safe and
confidential person to "sound off"
with can also greatly decrease
your feelings of worry. Chemo-
therapy with a psychiatrist can
also be useful. Medications for
anxiety and other mood disorders
have come a long way in the last
few years. Despite what you may
have heard about some of the
newer drugs, many people are
finding that these medications
offer them a fairly rapid and side-
effect free recovery. A psychiatrist
is an MD, who can explain, pre-
scribe and monitor medication
and help you reach an informed
decision about what is best for
yoku.
There are many excellent'
physicians in this area in both the
areas of general practice and psy-
chiatry. The Gulf County
SGuidance Clinic, Inc. offers the
services of both counselors and
psychiatrists who may be able to
help you explore and deal with
this problem issue. Please call us
if we can be of any help to you.
Laura Rogers, M.S.
Counselor
Note: Please :address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue. Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
S227-1145.


I
Ill1 I


IN TEE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
LEROY STEPHENS. FILE NO. 96-83-CP
Deceased.
/
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of LEROY
STEPHENS, deceased. File Number 96-83-CP, Is
pending In the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
Florida. Probate Division, the address of which is
Cult County Courthouse. 1000 Fifth Street Port
St. Joe. Florida 32456. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is seed
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will. the qualficatlons of the personal repre-
senmtave. venue, or Jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections with this Court
rmHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
'HE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent':s
estate on whom a copy of this notce is served with-
in three (3) months alter the date of the first publl-
caton of this notice must file there claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFIER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 130) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or derrands against the dece-
dets estate must ile their claims with this Court
WITHI-N THREE 13) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
The date of the first publicaion of this Notice
Is Dec. 26. 1996.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Cstin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe. FL 32456
Telephone. 1904) 227- 1159


Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representadve:
Mary Lois Beany
Post Office Box 842
' Wewahlhika, FL 32465
2re December 26. 1996 and January 2, 1997.




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Christmas program they present-
ed to our students.
P.T.O. Christmas Stocking
Winner
Congratulations to Penny
Peterson, the winner of our P.T.O.
Christmas stocking.
Bulldog T-Shirt Sale
If you would like to purchase
a Port St. Joe Elementary School
t-shirt, the cost is.$10.00 (cash
only).
Grading Period Ends
The second nine week grading
period ends Friday, December 20.
If you would like to schedule a
parent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221...
General Mills Box Tops.
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General Mills cereal box tops.
Please send them to school.
Prepaid College Program
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mation call 1-800-552-GRAD.
Report Cards
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home on Tuesday, January 14. If
you would like'to schedule a par-
ent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
School will not be held on
.Monday, January 20 due to
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Parent TO Parent On Taming
The T.V. "Monster"
Last month, my kids gave me
the report cards while we were
watching TV. My husband and I
weren't happy with their grades--
or their teachers' comments
about unfinishedd assignments".
I turned the TV off and said,
"We have to talk." The kids got
mad. "Can't this wait until the
show's over?" they asked. That's
when it hit me. The TV had
become more important to them
than their grades
We realized the kids were
watching about three hours of TV
a day, but were spending less
than 30 minutes on schoolwork.
Together, my husband and I
set upsome new rules. They
could watch one hour of TV on
school nights, but only after
homework was. completed and
checked. And to choose from
shows we approved.
.They complained a lot at first.
but now my kids spend more time
playing with their friends. I'm
happy to say their grades have
also improved, and our family has
more time to do things together.,
The kids would never admit
it, but I don't think they even miss
TV that much!


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Grand Prize Recipient!
In the photograph to the left, George Duren (left), owner and
operator. of Duren's Piggly Wiggly in Port St. Joe, is shown pre-
senting a $100.00 gift certificate redeemable for. groceries from
his establishment to Addle Mae Oakley (center), Port St. Joe res-
ident.
Mrs. Oakley was the lucky recipient of the gift certificate after
making a donation toward the recent fundraising project con-
ducted by the Gulf County Senior Citizens Association. The asso-
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CUSTOMERS
WE'RE PLEASED AND PROUD TO SERVE FINE FOLK ICKE YOU
AND ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP AND SUPPORT.
WISHING YOU AII, THE JOYS OF CHRISTMAS AND EVERY
HAPPINESS IN THE YEAR AHiED, NOELi

The Fish House ReStaurant
?. Mike, Carol and Staff ,
Mexico Beach


Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this .
year. Please bring me doodle bear,i
trampoline. Mr. Bucket, and light-
Sed sword.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love,
Rels' Nelson
The Learning Center
Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a bicycle, a
Barbie, clothes for Barble and a
Ballerina doll. Thank You.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies.


S Love,
Caitlin Rich '
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a trampo-
line and a Choosy baby.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love,
Evan Brumbaugh
The Learning Center
Dear Santa.
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me two air-


planes, a Big Loader, and
Adventure Mountain Raceway..
A will leave you some milk and
cookies.
.. ,--Love;, .. : ; '
Jared Arnold'
The Learning Center
Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me 1. real Jeep,
2. real gun. 3. boxing gloves, 4.
something special for my sister.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies.


Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me a .tractor
and truck that you can ride.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love,
Brandon Peak
The Learning Center
SDear Santa.
I have- been a good girl this
yrar. Please bring me Barbie Jeep.
Cradle Megan. Baby Bye Bye.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love.
Adrian Browning
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me a bicycle, a
Toy Story Spaceship and a
Chicken limbo and something for
my brother. Cody.
.' cooiI will leave you some milk and
S cookies.
Love,,
Levi Strickland
The Learning Center


Love, Dear Sa
Matthew Pope, 4 I ha
The Learning Center year. PI
trains, a
Dear Santa, race track
I have been a good girl this I will
year. Please bring me a white cookies.
teddy bear and a tea set.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies. .


Love,
Torte Burgess.

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a Jewelry
Box, Pocahontas Watch, Doll
house.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love,
Emilee Fenaes
The Learning Center

Dear Santa.
have been a good girl this
* year. Please bring me a Barble
playhouse, a doll and some other
Stoys.
I will leave you some milk and
Cookies. .
Love.
Megan Gannon


nta,
ve been a good boy this
ease bring me Thomas
Remote Control truck, a
,k and race cars.
I leave you some milk and
Love,
Trey Humphrey
The Learning Center


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The warmth of family,
The blessing of friends,
Plus peace and joy
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That's our Christmas wish for youl

S incerely,

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bear Santa,
I would like a go-cart, a bicy-
cle, a football suit, a pool, and
\ nineteen dollars. I ben a good
boy. Breng my sisters something.
S Love,
Jesse Boyd
Dear Santa, ;
I want a bike and a go cart.
My name is Carlton Reed and" I
am 7 years old. My cuzin wants a
three wheeler.
Love,
C.J. Reed
Dear Santa;
I would like skats, and a cat,
iand puppies. I would like a pool
and a bicycle, and a dodl bear. I
am seven years old. I would also
like a lif siz barbie.
SLove;,
'Alex Ward
bear Santa,
I would like a pool and a go
cart. Bring a present for ml broth-
ers. I have bin good. I want a bike
"too.
Love, .
Randall Evans :
Dear Santa,
My name is Tori Bowles. All I
want for Crismas is a trampoline
and a computer. My brother said
be wants a four wheeler. My sis-
ter wants a swing set.
Love,
Tori Bowles
Dear Santa,
I would like an Easy bake
Oven. I live at Howards Crek. Pies
brag my brother and Mom and
,Dad some presents too. I have
been good,.'
Love,
Heather Davis
Dear Santa.
My name is Barbie. I am 6
yearsold. I would like a easy bake
oven and a bicycle. I live in
Wewa. I been good.
Love,
Barbie Childs ..
ear Santa, -
SWill you. bring ine a' set 'of
ifake up and a bicycle? I love
you. Kayla loves you Shawna
loves you. I have bin a good girl.
Love;
Brittany Hoover
bear Santa.
My name is Whitney. I have a
book about you even your wife. I
wouldd like twenty dollars and a
big big Barney back pack and a
S cat and a dog. I hav been good. I
d ve you Santa.
Love.
Whitney Myrick
Dear Santa, '
I would like a pool for Cris-
mas. I would like a puppy too. I
Uve in Wewa. I have bin a good
SgMt. I am seven years old.
Love, .
S: Amber Williams .'?

Dear Santa,
My name is Michelle. I would
like a pool for my sis and me. I
am seven years old and go to
Wewa Elemntary Scholl. I have
beeb good.
Love,
SMichelle Hand

Dear Santa,
My name is Michael Miller-


gren. I would like a cpuder. I bin
good. I liv at Ston Mill Creek.
Love,
Michael
Dear Santa,
I would like a giJo, and a bike
and a football. I will lev milk for
you. Pleas ley a dog shirt for my
dog. I am six years old.
Love,
SLogan Butler
.Dear Santa,
I want a easy bake oven, a set
of prfum, and a Barbie car and a
Polly Pocket. I lev in Wewa and I
am 6 years old.
Love,
Sammi Baidey

Dear Santa, '
I'm eight years old I want a
Pair of Shooes and a pair of roller
blades and a necklace and a Bike
and a Amanda Doll and a Florida'
gator hat. :
S Love,
SAmanda Carr
Dear Santa,
I want a got cart and a motor-
'cycle and Cross Fire and Mortal
Kombat game, Nintendo and a
Nindtendo 64 and the Jet ski
garne and I want a Jetski and a
Dodge Viper model.
Love,
Logan Wilson .

SDear Santa, .
Santa. my street Is Avenue D
;.and my name is Zachary. I am 8
years old. Send me a bat mobile
car and a game boy. This is what
kind of tapes, goosebumps,


That's all. Byebye, Santa.
Love,
Zachary Lee


Dear Santa,
I want a Nintendo 64. My sis
ter's name is Emily. I have a good '
house. How are you doing up I
there at the North Pole? I'm doing
fine down here
Love,
Jeremy, Baxley
Dear Santa,
My name is Justiri. I am 7
years old. I' weigh 71 pounds. I
want a supernintendo. I want two
games with it. I want a controller
with It.
Love,
Justin Hendersen

Dear Santa,
Santa, how are you? I want
toys for Christmas.
Love,
LaJuan Stallworth

Dear Santa,
What are you doing at the
North Pole? And I want game boy
and a bike and a watergun and a
computer and a ring and a neck-
lace.
Love, ,
Arsenio

Dear Santa,
I'm eight years old and I live
in Mexico Beach. Florida and I
want for Christmas some Roller
Blades and I want some new
shoes for Christmas.
Love, '
SMeghan Williams


Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old. I am at
school. You are fat. December is
the best year.
Love,
Charlie
Dear Santa,
I've been good. I want a Jr.
Dragster and a computer. I'm 7
years old. I live in Port St. Joe, Fl.
I live in Jones Homestead.
Love,
S Julie:Tullis
Dear Santa,
I am feeling well. My age is 7
years old. I want that truck that
has them bulldozer wheels.: I
want some trucks and cars.
Love,
Dusty Alford
Dear Santa,
SI am 7. I want a skateboard
and a gameboy and a football
uniform oh and while you're at it
will you get me a new bike. I want
a 5 speed
Love,
Logan Jamerson
Dear Santa,
Are' you going to the 'Sugar
Bowl? Who are you going for? Do
you have the NBA at the North
Pole? If you don't mind I would
like a Nintendo 64 with games,
game boy games a Michel Jor-
dan Jersey (black). a licence plate
that says kick but and lots ofoth-
er stuff.
Love,
Sam "the Man" Cox
Dear Santa.
I have ben good. I Live in
FLORIDA. I Wannt a sega and a
Chicago Bull Jersey.
Love.
Scott Quintana

Dear Santa,
How are things going? I'm do-
ing well in school. I want a doll
for Christmas. I wanted to write


this very, very special story. We
love you very, very much. Love.
kids.
Love,
Rashetta Langston

Dear Santa,
I want a my size barbie for
my nephew for Christmas. He
likes barbie. Okey. I'm 8 years
old. My sister is 8 years old to.
I,'m going to get my nephew a men
barbie. You live at the North pole.
Love,
Crystal Coachman


Dear Santa,
I want a Nintindo 64 with a
go cart. How do you make all
those toys? Don't think I'm stupid
just because I'm asking.
Love,
Zeke Stevens
Dear Santa,
I am sick. I want a movie, a
Barbie and a picture of you too. I
am doing good in school. Mrs.
Funderburk is so so much. I am
not bad I am good.
Love,
Katleyn


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for worldwide peace and harmony
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your home and warm your heart
this holiday season.

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Dear Santa,
Please bring me a hew bike
and a play car and some other
toys.
Billy Naylor
Dear Santa,
I want a Barbie with a Whale,
a teddy bear, & a game.
Marissa Weatherly
Dear Santa,
Please bring me a teddy bear
and a rabbit. I want a toy snake
and a doll.
Maddle Woodrow

Dear Santa,
I want a baby doll, and a little
tiny baby doll. I want a Barble doll
and a Barbie Car. I Just want
some toys. I want a dinosaur.
Love,
Lanequela Whittaker
Dear Santa,
I want a water gun, some new
Color crayons, some sand toys,
'some paper, a teddy bear, glue &
scissors, and a: book. That's all.
Love,
Johnathan Grahami

Dear Santa,
I want a bicycle and food for
my Easy baker. I want some per-
fume some toys like a train with a
track.
Love,
Tayler Byrd

Hello Santa,
My Name is Joshua Dylan.
Cabaniss, and'I am two years old..
My mommy said that I have been-,
a very good boy this year and"I
was hoping that you could bring
me a few toys on Chirstmas Eve.
I like to play basketball so I
would really like a Fisher Price
Basketball goal that is Just my
size. I love to play baseball with
my uncle Matt and I could really
use a Little Tikes baseball tee. I
love to watch Toy Story at my ba-
bysitters house with all of my
friends and I would like a Toy
Story video tape of my very own
to watch at home with mommy. I
would like to have a Deputy
Woody and a Buzz Lightyear like
the ones on Toy Story to play
with also. I love you Santa! Thank
you for everything. God Bless
You ,. ,
Love,
Dylan

Dear Santa,
Teddy Bear Jenna Coloring
Bookk, Jewelry Merry Christmas

Dear Santa,
I would like for chlsmas I.am
6 rers old a pooh bear slepbag
and a doll and Electronic Mall
'madness game and Henry game
and Ultra Pack PC and Fingernail
Fun Salon and Easy Bake Oven
and. Doodlebear and Cabbage
SPatch Kids snacktime and Fluffy-
my come hear puppy and wish-
bone puppy and my little one
nursery, and Barbie Answering
machine and new bike and The
,Magic School Bus and Yak Back-
wards Pen and My Super Magic
'Diary and Wonder Tools Key-
board and UNO StackO and Jew-
el Designer. And Santa this is all
that I want and need. I have been
very good. I will leave you some
cookies and milk on the living


room stool.
Love,
SMichelle Summerlin

Dear Santa,
My name is Janie Marie
Jones I am'Nicole big sister she is
5 and I am 6 Ive been a good girl
to. We moved here with mama
and papa.;Please bring me a doll
baby, dishes, pot and pans and a
umbrella to, and some new cloths
to.
I Love you to Santa..
Janie Jones
We will leave you some cook-
ies and milk
- Dear Santa,
I would like a Make your own
,Gak set, and a movie, Toy Story.
Thank you;
Randi
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S Amelia Tapper

Dear Santa,
I wantaT oy Stor yTape, a Ba-
ton, And My sister, Michelle.
wants a coloring book, crayons,
Toys And a doll.
Love,
Sarah An
Michelle HiScock

Dear Santa,..-;
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mas. I will fry to be a good boy.
Thank you,
From,
Phillipp Fuze
Age 6 1/2

Dear Santa,
I want a toyco Rebound and a
indgloo watch for Christmas and
that is all that I want for Christ-
mas
Chris Fuze
Dear-Santa,
I have been a good little boy
and very good in school and I'mr
asking for Xams a bike, BB Gun,
Skateboard, Lago Table and Lago,
stero set, airplane, trainset,
cloths, nike, 1 football suit, tele-
schope,.head phen set.
I Love Santa
From,
Rakeem Quinn
Age; 4
Dear Santa,
Hi Santa. My name is Mary.
There are 3 things that I what. I
need a new bible. Becouse mine
is rely old. And there is a toy out
that I like. It is fuffy my c me
here puppy. But I would liMe a
tap 'of the Macarena. I would
talke.you for it.
Sincery,
Mary Leeorra Boddye
Dear Santa,
.I want cow girl boots, hat
rack, radio, fish tank and fish an-
gel, real basket ball and goal, cow
girl clothes, a real horse, a board
that has dull needles that you
,can make your hand print. A
, necklace, a ring, the barbie
dream house, finger nail polish


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laughter, action, adventure and
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Dear Santa,
My name is Austin. What I
want for Christmas is a police
jeep to ride in and-a race car, a
Big Wheelie and some Better
Blocks. I want a football uniform
and a field goal. I will leave, some
cookies and mild for you.


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you Santa Clause I Love you and
Mrs. Clause too. Merry Christmas
and a Happy New years day. Have
fun favoret buddy
Amanda Kriner
Dear Santa,
My name is J.D. Strayer I am
6 years old. and this is what I
would like to have.
1. a remote control car, 2. a
big wheelie, 3. a basketball goal
'and ball, 4. a creepy clinic, 5. a
cool tool race car, 6. a dragon flyz
riptor, 7. a race track, 8. a talk-
boy, 9. a keyboard, 10. a super
nintendo, 11. a CD Player that
goes on your ears.
Thats ALL. just one more cy-
bershot pinball game
I have been good this year. I
will leave you some milk ,and
cookies under the tree.
Love
J.D .
Dear Santa,
My name is Mike Padgett. I
would like have a Exploriens Lego
set. Fast Track: Finish Lego set, a
wild west and a' Indy Transport
Lego set. A' Space Jain video. I
will leave some chocolate chip
cookies and milk for you.
Mike Padgett.
Dear Santa,
My name is Porsha Nicole
Jones, I been a good girl. Please
bring me a doll baby, umbrella
and some new clothes. I live with
my ma ma and Pa Pa now here in
Florida.
I Love you Santa By
SBy
Nicole Jones
Dear Santa,
I WANT A 24 INCH POOH,
BABY JUICE AND COOKIES, IT,
TAKES TWO. THE NUTTY PRO-
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Dear Santa,.
My name is Latreva North
Woud you bring me a headphone
set, and a tenspeed, and a bing
goset, and a cashretor, and some
does and shoes and dolls, and
playhouse, and a esbaker, and a
phone, and a casereater, and a
little-car.
Have A Nice Crismos,
Latreva


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Santa,
I know you are busy but I
would like a Holiday Barbie more
than anything. Well let me refraze
this I would like my grandfather
back from the dead. I would like a
teddy bear backpack for my sis-
'ter. I have been good all year.
Love,
Becky Belin

Dear Santa,
We've been very good to our
teachers at K.I.D.S. and we prom-
ise to be even better. Please re-
member us on December 24th af-
ter were asleep.
Christopher Brant-supe roman,
batman, truck; Shane Brogdon-
christmas' tree, truck, tricycle;
Caylin Campbell- truck, barbie
answering machine, baby" doll,
S game w/money; Ashton Davis-
skates, clothes, barbie answering
machine, basketball, talking
.woody; John Dennis- choo-choo
train, caboose, boxcar train track.
smoke stack; Cody Grantham-
big huge choo-choo train, dough-
nut, dalmation; Emily Griffin-
bike, swing, barbie; Alex King-
'batman, bicycle; T.T. Leslie- bar--
bie, jeep, bicycle, baby dolli Sa-
mantha'Nicodemus- life size bur-
bie, barbies; Raman Quinn- jeep
'car, batman, bed, clothes; Dusty
Richter- car, candy; Jered Rober-
son- skates, clothes, big boy
truck, talking Buzz lightyear; Kel-
cey Russ- Batmnan and Robin car;
Jaylen Tannenfll- bicycle, big bat-
man; Qua'Nesha Thomas- barbie,
babydoll, candy.
..Thank you Santa.
From Ms. Jewel and
Ms. Elizabeth's class
P.S. Please give our teachers
an extra dose of patience. And a
special thank you for all they do
for us.

SDear Santa,
I am 5 years old and I would
like a computer and a joy sick. I
-also want cowboy boots. Remem-
ber my mama and daddy they
have been real good! Bring Rhett
something special
: Chase Butler
Dear Santa.
I want a Air Devil Car and a
T.V. for my bedroom, and a com-
puter and some vldoe games, and
a shelf and a microscope and a
: scooter and some skates.
Love,
Matthew W.Wright
P.S. I want to know if I have
been bad or good.
Dear Santa, ;
I want a bike for Chirstmasl!!
;:'am 5 years old and I have been
very good! Colby is one and he
".has been good too! Please bring
me a bat mobile and "Buzz Light
Year".
L o' -Lave 1"' c-;;'
Jacob Gentry
P.S. My daddy would like a
big buck!!
Dear Santa,
My name is Shelby and I am
5 years old. I would like to have
my own Jewelry and "Nibbles".
The twins are only four Julia
wants a tea set and Nick want
"cool tools".
Love,
Shelby Scheffer

Dear Santa.
SI am 5 turning 6 and I want a
teacher Barbie, a mustang Bar-


ble, a Barbie Van and a mermaid
Barbie. One of my sisters wants a
clown. Don't forget my other sis-
ter and brother.
Love;
Danielle Hemandez

Dear Santa,
I want a baby doll (cabage
patch). I, have been good and I
have one sister that has been
good. Please bring me some sur-
prises and one for my sister.
Love,
Kasi

Dear Santa.
I am a good boy and I am 5
years old. I want some skates
(size 13). I also want a remote
control car and a hot wheel set. I
will :share these toys with my
brother and sister.
Love,
Michael Foster

Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old and Mrs. No-
bles said I am a very good girl. I
would like a "slip and slide." I
also, want a Barbie any kind
Should be special! I like markers
to play with and a pad to write
on!
Love,
Kayla Carr

Dear santa,,
I love you! I want a stand up
'robot., I am very happy and want
you to come! I want a remote con-
trol airplane or a remote control
.car. Some little match box cars
would be good!
Love.,
Michael Harrison

Dear Santa.
I like Christmas and I am a
Christian. I like Santa and
presents you are nice. Please
bring me a Barble doll and a
horse that pick things up and


puts it in a basket. My brothers
like your reindeer!
Love,
Erin Bailey

Dear Santa,
I am 5 years old and I want a
red power ranger for Christmas.
Don't forget my brother., His
name is Trey and I don't know
how old he isI
Love,

John Tiller

Dear Santa,
Ifyou can I would like a com-
puterl If you can't I would like a
dancing Barbie! I would also like
a hatjust like you! Remember my
brptherst.
SLove, .
Dajon Williams

Dear Santa,
I want a construction truck for
Chlrstmas. You could bring me
some clothes and that would be
good! Don't forget my mama she
is sweet: and my sissy she was
crying because her friend is sick.
Love.
Jared Watts

Dear Santa,
Thank you for giving me so
many nice presents under my
tree I love your little angels. I
would like markers, stickers, Ted-
dy Bear. Barbie. Baby doll, and a
bike. That's all.
Love,
Jessi Moore

Dear Santa,
I am 5 years old and I want a
BatMan car. That is all I want but
don't forget my sister and my
mamal
Love,
Darrell Smith

DearSanta,
Please bring me the baby doll


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that drinks juice and eats green
stuff. I am 6 years old and I have
Been good this year. My sister
has been good tool
Love,
Amber Hopper

iDear Santa,
I want a big wheel and a com-
Sputer. I have been a very good
boy and I didn't get my name on
Sthe board. I love.my mama so be
good to her! .I want a bear tool
Love,
STyrone Dawson

Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old and I have,
been good this year. I would like
for you to bring me a computer
and a skip board! Don't forget my
brother Andrew. He wants a toy
jeep.
Love,
Austin Burke

Dear Santa.
I am 5 years old and I have
been very good! Mrs. Nobles said
so. I would like a bike for Christ-
mas. I promise to be careful. I
also want a toy race car.
Love.
Ryan Thompson

Dear Santa,
I want any kind of Barbie doll
buty make sure she is skinny! I
also want a Barney! I am 5 years
old and my brother Is bigger.
Don't forget my brother
Love.
Teka Manning

Dear Santa.
When are you going to come
see me? I am so excited!! Please
bring me a "fluffy" dog and "Bub-
ba Bear". I also want a watch and
"don't forget my sister Tiffany.
Love,
Danielle Lemois

Dear Santa,
SI just turned six years old
and I want a go-cart for Christ-
mas. I promise to be safe and cut
the grass for my mamal Don't for-


get my sisters they want some-
Sthing tool
Love,
TJ Layfleld

Dear Santa,
Can I have a game about
Sharks? We love yo0tu, Santa!
Could you give me one of those
play money things and power
Rangers and a race carl That's all!
Love,
Asa Watson

Dear Santa,
I want a jet plane and a little
sail boat and a little bear. Please
remember my brother and my sis-


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b ye into all the world, and preach
- the gospel to every living creature.
-Mark 16:15
May you rejoice in the splendor of His many fine creations
and may the light of His love shine upon you
and your loved ones this holiday season.
Merry Christmas!


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Walter Wilder, Superintendent
Mary Pridgeon Chairman; Charlotte Pierce Vice Chairman;
David Byrd, Caroline Norton and Oscar Redd


ters. And Thank you for bringing
everybody a present for Christ-
mas.
Love,
Jesse Powell


Dear Santa,
My name is Juan Sacleford
Santa I want a Surper Nintendo,
Seage and go-kart and a bike and
a car phone and a big T.V.
screen. And I want a play play
jeep. And a Big Teddy Bear bigger
than Mel
S Pleasal' .
Love always,
Boday Sackleford


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Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me lots of toys.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love,
Sara Hoffman
The.Learning Center..
Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me a set of
drums and a guitar.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love.
Jesse McCroan
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this*
year. Please bring me a Hot Potato
game, a Toy Story video, a Toy
Story sleeping bag and a Fraidy
Cats game.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love, .
Evan Branch
The Learning Center
Dear Santa; '
: I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me Magrna
Doodle, Take Care of Me Twins,
Little People House, Toy Story
movie & Rosle doll.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies .
Love,


Emily Dykes
The Learning Center
Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me Gator Golf,
Baby. Born, barbie, camera and
Walkie-Talkies.
I will leave you some milk and
Cookies. -
S Love,,
Rebecca Furr
The Learning Center
Dear Santa,
SI have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a horse with
a Barbie, and a Swimming Pool
For barbie. A Pet Shop house,
make up & stuff, a playhouse
outside, and a Barbie gown.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies and popcake tool.
Love,
Ashleigh Lewis
The Learning'Center
Dear Santa,
;' :. Have been a good girl this
year. ,Please bring me baby alive,
.playhouse, tape player, toy story
tape and a scooter and a tent.,
I will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love,
Jordon Plair
SThe Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this


year. Please bring me a jeep with
a gas & brake, pedal, and a video
camera.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love,
S Jacob Combs
The Learning Center

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me a hammer
head shark, a car set, a train set,-
and an airplane.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love,
Adam Mott
The Learning Center
Dear Santa.
I have-been a good boy this
year. Please bring me Godzllla &
King Kong Stuff, Some new
videos, Hot Wheels set, Hunting
clothes, an aquarium.
I will leave you some milk and
cookies.
Love;,
SShane Knox
The Learning Center

Dear Santa, Dec. 11, 1996
I would like a go dart, a drum,
a race car, a football, and boxing
glove s
Love,
Javiunn Siims

Dear Santa, Dec. 11, 1996
Please bring me- an Angel
Barbie, a dress, a teddy bear, new
shoes, hair bows, and a Kitty Cat.
Love,
S Heather Latta


Dear Santa, Dec. 11, 1996
I want a fish tank and a kit to
take .care of them and a book
about fish.


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Dear Santa, Dec. 11, 1996
I want a Care Bear, some
Power Rangers, a green one and a
red one, and a blue one. I want a
Beatle Board. I would like a
Rudolph the Reindeer too.
Love,
Javon Davis
Dear Santa,
Please bring me a bike, and
bring my sister something. Bring
me what you want me to have.
Zachary Williams
I want a Motorcycle Go Fast


and a pan for my mama so she'
can cook cookies for me. I want a
candy cane. I want a real puppy &
kitty cat. I want a baseball & bat,'
a swing set.
Love,
Victor Quintonilla

Dear Santa,
This year for Christmas I
would like to have a skate board
and a rifel also I would like a real
man and a computer and a print-
er with it.
from
Jarron McArdle


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Love,
Douglas May
Dear Santa, Dec. 11, 1996
Please bring me a Sonic Free
game.
Love,
Chris Lynn
Dear Santa, Dec. 11, 1996
All i want is a bike with no
training wheels and I want a
skateboard with a helmet.
Love,
Charles Smith
Dear Santa, Dec. 11, 1996
I want a Secret Diary, new
roller blades, a new bike and any-
thing else you want to bring to,
me.
Love,
Carolyn Allen
Dear Santa. Dec. 11, 1996
.Please bring me a Pop-A-
Willy, a bike, and a go-cart.
Love,
i: Brian McGowan

Dear Santa. Dec. I 1996
I want a bike, a baby doll, a
new doll house, a Holly Pocket, a
puzzle and anything else you
want to bring me. ,.
Love.
Anna Davidson
Dear Santa, Dec. 11,. 1996
Please bring me a scooter,
some Little Pet Shops, Creepy
Crawlers, and a Church Dress.
Love, .
Aneliese Cimino'
Dear Santa, Dec. 11, 1996
Please bring me a Sky:
Dancer, a washing machine
Teddy Bear and a marker. I want
a Jeep, a Gymnastic Barbie, and
' some other toys. I want some sis-'
sors & a computer. I want some
stencils too.
S Love,
Mah6ganny Davis
Dear Santa. Dec. 11, 1996
I want a milkshake maker, a
Barbie that has a whale with it, a
little kitchen and you choose the
rest. :'
Love,,
Abigail Ard ':
Dear Santa.
I want a snowman and I want
a Barbie Doll and a toy. I want a
truck.
Jessica Moxley


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Dear Santa,
This year I want a 24' inch
Winne the Pooh, a bike, and tiger
too! And alot of C.D.'s and books.
I also want a big doodle bear, a
computer, and a headphone C.D.
set. And a comforter (single size
bed).. Movies too (Ransom, The
Nutty Perfessor, The Toy Story,
and James and the Giant Peach).
And alot of clothes, a white out
pen, and greece the movie and
the tape...


Sincerely,
Lindsey Johnso
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Dear Santa,-
I want for christmas
bear, cabbage patch dol
S barbe (clothes),some shoe,
dolls that act just like rea
(You know that mess o
selves, and make messes.
about it. Thank you.,
Heather M. Hay

Dear Santa,
I won't a trumpet. And
tendo 64. Vortex football.
Cool bike helmet. Band
furm, With a big feather
hat ...
a Love, :
Zeke .
P.S. I have been a gc
P.P.S. I won't the Quad's

Dear Santa,
I would like for chris
Blue Jean-Jacket and a
Jam stepping bag and a dol
I am 8 years old My n
Cathi Lyn Summerlin ai
rest of my list is ...
Fingernail Fun Salon, I
Uc Jewel Designer, Sand
dom, Folding Kitchen. F
come Here puppy! Bedtime
lebear. Talking Bubba. Wi
Plush dog. Take care
Twins, Dalmation Brush N


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En joy!
Wishingyou a merry Chrisl
with loads of good chee
S Thanks for making us fe
so comfortable.
doing business here
Steve and .Mellba Richanrd
and employees ofr

Badcock'9
Furniture Store


Playtime Farm Friends Magic
Craddle Megan, Choosy Meals
Baby All Gone,' Talkboy V-link
Mega Mike, Baby so Beautiful
Newborn Twins, Double Play
Highchair, Intimidator game,
Goosebumps and 101 Dalma-
tions. The Magic School Bus, and
Yak Pen. This is all Santa.
Love
Cathi-Lyn .
P.S. I will leave some milk
and cookies.


d "H Dear Santa,
id "Hel- .
I'm really glad you're here.
Thank you for the toys you gave
me last year. I just love them.
This time I want something else. I
a pooh want a Barie Jeep and a Pound
I, some Puppy and a. frog sprinkelr that
s. Baby spits out water.
al ones. Thank you Elves for making
n their my toys and I love you Santa.
)That's, You gotta get some reindeer
like Roudolf the Red Nosed Rein-
den deer. You have to get him on the
S. sleigh.
; sli I LoveYoul
I A Nn- Amelia Warriner
And A
Unea-
Unea-. Dear Santa.
In the I am 10 years old. My name
is Stephanie. Here is my Wish
S list.
1. Henry game 2. 101 Dalma-
ood boy Uons Hand Held game 3. Pooh
Bear Sleeping bag 4. Fingernail
Fun Salon 5. Mrs Fields Oven 6.
Fantasic jewel Designer 7. Dalma-
smas a tion Brush 'N Style 8. Real talking
space Bubba 9. Take Care of Me twins
1. 10. Dancin's Suzle Stretch I1.
lame is Fluffy-My Come Here Dog, 12.
nd the Nibbles Horse 13. Choosy Meals
Baby All Gone 14. New Bike 15.
Fantas- Creature Creator Oven 16. Yak
SKing- Backward Pen 17. Talkgirl 18. A
luff-My CD thang goes on your ears 19.
e dood- Dream Ph6ne 20. mall madness
shbone game 21. A computer and this is
of me all.
T' Style, I have been really GOOD!
Love
Stephanie
S P.S. I'll leave you some Dr.
Pepper and Brownies.
Dear Santa.
I want a wizard of oz Video
J5 and a bunk bed Oliver and Co.
Video and a DollhouseWVVVWV I
have been good.vvvvvYwvvyYv
Thank You
Samantha Kay Fenaes

Dear Santa,
I want a bicycle and a Jenny
Gymnist
Love
Amanda Davis

Dear Santa,
This is my first Christmas.
.And I have been so good. Please
bring me a Mud Duster Motorcy-
cle, Basketball Goal. Blocks.
Books, Glow Worm, Push n' Pup,
Activity Center, Clothes & Shoes.
And don't forget my big bubba
T.C. He's also been good this
tmas year.
Cr. Love.
el Travarous De'mantez
Tre'shauntae Riely (JAK)

Dear Santa,
son I BEEN GOOD. PLEASE
BRING ME A NINTENDO,
CLOTHES. SLEEPING BAG,
s BOOKS AND A BIKE. I WILL
LEAVE COOKIES AND MILK FOR
YOU.
:;. :.''-:: LOVE YOU
MACKENZIE BRYANT


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withjoy and laughter, year with the warmth of
thbiughout the season your friendship.
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Dear Santa,
My name is Maleika Scruggs
it's my first Christmas and I have
really been good. I would like an
activity chair, a baby tumbles,
seasame street Wind-up train,
Talking Big Bird, Peek a Boo
Park, Little Smart Tiny Touch


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Phone.
We will leave you some milk
and cookies. Love you Santal
Maleika Shai'quan
Elizabeth Scruggs

Dear Santa,
I was very good.
Memory game Rosie Baby
patti cake Ocean magic Barbie ra-
dio mouse gameme reindeer toy
Christmas tree stuffed animal
Love,
Marissa

Dear Santa,
My name is David and I'm 4
1/2 years old and I've been .a
good boy all year, well most all
year. Here is my list for Chirst-
mas. Roller skates, Skateboard,
White Saba Tiger Zord, Big Zena
Doll.
Thanks Santa
David Keith Wilson


Dear Santa,
Lindsay is 3 months old;:
Please bring her these things: A
softball. A rattle. A teddy bear.
From: Andrew lee furr

Dear Santa,
I have been a very good girl
this year. I would like skates, a
Barbie, clothes for Barbie, Barbie
van, and a few surprises. I will
leave you some milk and cookies.
I Love You
Kristin Posey Age 6 yrs

Dear Santa,
I want a Toy STore' tape and a
baton. I am 5 years old and my
sister is 3 years old. We have
been good! .
Love;
Sarah Hiscock

Dear Santa,
My name is Mason Simmons


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and I have really been a good boy
this year. I would like an activity
chair, a easy score basket ball
set, a pooh spinning walker, a
push 'n pedal trike so my mom
can push me. My Mom will be
leaving you some milk and cook-
ies.
Love you Santa!
Mason Simmons

Dear Santa,
I want a mororcycle for
christmas. and a four wheeler.
and a cat and a dog and a gocart
and ajenga
Do you have a merrychrist-
mas Do rudolph and the elves
have a merry christmas
I love you santa.
Love,
Mason Adkison

Dear Santa,
Teddy Bear Jenna Coloring
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S Dear Santa,
I would like a bike. And I
would like some basketball mark-
ers. I would like the basketball
sega game. I would like roller
blade gloves. I would like a N.B.A.
Basketball Jersey. I would like
abunch of baseball and basket-
ball and football cards.
.,'Love, .
Angelica C. Driesback
Dear Santa,
I would like a Racecr, Mighty
Duck and Street shark and game
boy play station and Spider man
and Batmobile, Air Nikes, Reeb-
oks, trampoline, computer and
Avenue C go cart and rings, Drag-
on flyz pool table.
Love,
Michael Quinn
Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy. I
would like the following things for
Christmas: Remote control car
football bike jump rope, roller
blades drums
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Love,
Brandon Strickland
Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl. .
would like the following things for
Christmas: a computer, the Flip-
per movie, a basketball and goal,
a magic trick book, and a few
surprises.
I will.try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Love;
Kathryn Arnold

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy. I
would like the following things for
Christmas: a pool table, a horse.
puppies, toy story tape, Tommy
Power Ranger, a sword and a
gun, dart board and Indepen-
dence Day Tape
I. will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Love,
Eckley Sander

'iear Santa,
I have-been a good girl.. I
would like the following things for
Christmas: a doll house, a rock-
ing horse, a farm.' some skates. a
castle.
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Love,
Chanted Madrid

Dear Santa.
I have been a good girl. I
would like the following things for
Christmas: paint, cabbage patch
baby with float, glue. collar for
my cat. earrings, make-up, new-
Sborn baby, surf board, swimming
mask. 101 dalmation towel, easy
bake oven, finger nail polish,
books, toys for beach, lipstick,
101 Dalmation puppy that wets
paper.
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Love.
Sarah Hay

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl. I
would like the following things for
Christmas: gymnastic barbie, bike
fsu to beat gators Jewelry video
game mermaid barble barbie
phone
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Love,
Kayla Spidle
Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy. I
would like the following things for
Christmas: dump truck, remote
-:,control car,; toy gun. lucky duck

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Great adventures castle, pool ta-
ble, and a simbn says.
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
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SMatthew Roberts

Dear Santa,
I have been.'a' good girl. I
would like the following things for
SChristmas: Gymnast Stacey Bar-
bie. walking horse Jack-in-the-
Box cowbow boots my size barble
and a big kitchen
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Love,
Kristin
Dear Santa,
I have been' a good 'boy. I,
would like the following things for
Christmas: a very fast bicycle,
also I would' like a race track and
race cars too.'' :' :
Please bring my sister a Bar-,
bie doll because she has been'
good too..
I will try to have some cookies
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Love,
Charles Melvin
Dear Santa.
I have been a good girl. I
would like the following things for-
Christmas: a shopping with Kelly'


barbie and a Baby tumbles, aL,
Teddy Bear anything will be fine.
Please bring my brother Randy a
Zip-it.sword, and a power ranger
watch for he has been a good bboy
too. Have nice Christmas Tell Mrs
Claus and Rudolph & other reint-
deer & elves Merry Christmas '
I will try to have some cookies,
waiting for you Christmas Eve.
Love, .
Victoria Hightower
Dear Santa, "
My name is Blalne Bush and
I'm 2 1/2 years old. Please bring
me a Choo Choo Train, a horse to
bounce on. some big blocks, Pooh
Treehouse Buzz Lightyear. Toy
Story Video and a Backpack with
puppies on it to carry like my big
sister's. We will leave -some car-
rots outside for your reindeer. We
will be at our Grandma's house,
so please bring our toys there.'
Love,
Blaine '
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Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas and a Hap-.
py New Year. My name Is Brennis
Bush and I'm 6 years old. Please
bring me Chicken Limbo, Baby go
Bye Bye. Jewel Hair Barbie, Mary
Kate and Ashely Video, Tea Set
Castle, Pink Gloves, Pet IDoctor
Barbie, Keyboard and lots of sur-
prises.

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really need some travel mugs. We
will make you some cookies
Christmas Eve and leave you
some milk.
Love,
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Dear Santa,
How fast do you go when you
go around the world? And how do
you carry all the stuff you carry?
All I want for. Christmas is
Mario Rpg and Marvle Universe
Cards and Zombies ate my neigh-
bors.
I'llleave you some homemade
chocolate chip cookies.
Thank you. .-
Love,
Ethan Littleton
Dear Santa,
How are you and your Elves
doing? I am doing fine. How was j
your summer? Mine ws great. My
Dad worked out of town and me
and my,; mom arind.my brother
went with him., How are the rain
deer doing. For Christmas. I want
an address book and a big bend
set. A little keyboard. The game
Gosbumps. That's all. When you
get done setting out the toys eat
the cookies and milk on the table.
Love.
Danlelle
P.S. have a safe trip from the
northpole and back. ,


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North, south, east or West,
We hope that your season..
Will bring all the best,
Like lots of good friends,
Great food, and big fun,
And every kind blessing
under the sun!

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Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. Please send
me a bicycle and a Power Ranger.


And I would really like a go-cart. I
Love you. I hope that I will be bet-
ter in Mrs. Gentry's room when I
come back to school.
Love,
Gregory Farmer

Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. I want a
bird, and a playhouse. I will leave
some cookies and milk for you.
Love,
Anna Cordova
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. I want a
horsey, a toy angel, and a teddy
bear. I love youl
Love,
RandiBurkett
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. I want some
clothes, some tennis shoes: and
some candy. I also want a rocking
horse and a new bike. I will leave
some cookies and milk for youl
Love,. ,
Lynde Taylor
Dear Santa,
S I am 5 years old. I want a
baby doll, a bicycle, and a c6m-
puter. I want a stroller for my
doll.\
Love,
Marqulsla Clemmons .
iDear Santa,
I am 6 years. I want a Baby
Tumble, a Baby Headstant, and a
Easy Bake. I love Christmas.
Love,
Susan Mullen
Dear Santa.
I want a Super Nineto. And
alot of surprises. I love you.
Love,
Bobby Shackleford

Dear Santa.
I am 6 years old. I would like
a new stretch Armstrong and alot
of surprises. Don't forget my sis-
ter.
S' Love,
Robble Martin,

Dear Santa,
I am 5 years old. I want a in-
gerall maker, a new vaccuum
cleaner, a camera, and new


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throughout this holy season
and may His love follow
wherever you go.
We wish you
'Y a blessed
Christmas!

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skates. I will leave out cookies
and milk.
Love,.
Morgan Peak
Dear Santa,
I am 5 years old. I want a
new bike, a new pencil, and some
new candy canes.
Love,
Matthew Iallman
Dear Santa,
I want alot of surprises.
Love,
Christopher'Schell

Dear Santa,
It's me. I have ben good every
day in the month. Will you git me
these things ples? If you git me
these things it will mak me hap-
e. I would like a trampoline and
go cart and a Magic cradle Meg-
an. I Love you Santa and miss
your wif.
Love,
Katlyn Gortman

Dear Santa,,. .
My name is Phillip Fleming. I
.would like a football suit, go cart,,
durt blckcle. You are my find
SSanta. I want a hundred dollars. I
want a par of hunting boots. My
-brother wants a par too. I want a
hunting overalls and a hunting
hat and mask.
Love.
SPhillip Fleming


Dear Santa.
I would like a go cart one that
will go fast. I would like a trampo-
line, and a pool table and a pu-
pey. Thank you Santa.
Love,
Joshua Sandlin
Dear Santa.
I am 5 years old. I want a
T.V. and Ninento. Don't forget my
brothers. Don't forget play-doh.
Love,
Gene Maestri
Dear Santa,
I been good. I would like a bi-
cycle, and a pool and nineteen
dollars. I would like a baby go bye
bye. I am six.
Love,
Lisa Richards
Dear Santa,
I would like a bicycle, saga,
and a mother Kombat game. I am
six years old.
Love,
Josh Easter
Dear Santa,
I would like a nis puppy, and
a bicycle, and a my.size barbie; I
have been good. I lev in Wewa.
Love.
Tiffany Newsome
Dear Santa,
I would like a trampoline. I
would like a football. I would like
a car. I am six years old.
Love,
Blake Lincoln
Dear Santa,
I would like a Easy bake oven
and a go cart and one mor thing.
a kishen' set. I bin good. I live In'
wewol.
Love.
S Megan Warren
Dear Santa,
I would like a bubble lits and
Magic cradle Magan. Also a go
cart. My name is Tyra. I love you,
Santa. I am six years old.
: ,,:. ? Love,
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Dear Santa,
Please remember us on De-
cember 24th.
Brianna-baby doll, bike, bot-
tles; Kadiedra-trampoline, chair;
Austin-Space Jam toy; Caitlen
Gllley-skateboard, chuckwagon;
Jessica-Barbie doll, movies, -bike;
Ashley-puppy dog. Toy Story vid-
eo;' Kimberly-Christmas Barbie.
bath baby; Michelle-Barble. table
and chairs; Raheem-Nlntendo.
gold ranger: Michael-go cart, bicy-
cle; La Tarvia-dog. Barbie doll:
Zack-TV, VCR, power wheels: Sa-
vannah-Lego blocks, doll: Alrren-
cherries, and a bone; Ricardo-
Buzz Lightyear, cowboy, Toy Sto-
,ry movie; Kawana-trampoline.
swimming pool. dolls, skates.
shoes, bicycle; Charles-crane.
gun, Charlotte-doll, truck, skates:
Sarah-doll, Ken doll; Donald-
bike, Power Rangers; Nesa-bike,
skateboard; Jaylen-Sega. Power
Rangers, skates: Jasey-new choo-"
choo train, stuffed animal dog:
Melanie-baby carriage, baby doll,


Aline, Lisa,


Barbie; Willie-skates, bicycle; Vic-
toria-baby 'tumbles, bicycle; Or-
lando-tractor, remote control car,
dinosaur; Christy-bike, big Barbie
doll; Niecha-bicycle, a doll; Quin-
cy-remote control, car, VCR, mo-
vies; Deshauna-tumble dolls, bi-
cycle, .remote control TV, VCR;
Kaitlyn Graham-Barney movie;
Keva-dolls, bicycle.
Love,
S Ms. Becky's class. @
K.I.D.S

Dear Santa,
My name is Jenifer. I am 4
Years old. I have been pretty good
this year. Have been bad a little
bit. but Mommy and Daddy says
that overall I'm a good girl, Here
are a few things that I would real-
ly like to have for Christmas.
Gator Golf. Ants in the Pants,
Mr. Buckets. Baby Handstand
(purple). easy bake oven, Movies
(Toy Story, Pinochio), Cowgirl


Kelly and Sonya


boots, angel toy.
And please bring my Mommy
an Angel, my Daddya choo-choo
train, and Katherine a teething
ring. Thanks. Leave Tina and
snowball some bones, and take"
buffy some too.;
I Love You, -
Jenifer :
P.S. I will be at my Paw-Paw
and Grainny's and there will be
cookies and milk by the fireplace.

Dear Santa,
My name is Jennifer. I am 3
years old, and I live at 105 Hunt-
er Circle. This year for Christmas
I would really like to have a Baby
Doll, and A Minnie mouse blan-,;
ket and curtains. I would also
like a basket for my bicycle. I am
leaving you some chocolate milk
and cookies, so just come on
down the chimney. I'll leave: if
open for you. I would also like a
ring-a-round the rosy baby.
I Love You '
Jennifer
P.S. I have been a little but;
bad but I have told Mommy and
Daddy that I would start being
good.

Dear Santa, .
My name is Emilee Rose Fd-
naes. I have been very good this
year. I would like a bunk bed, a
dollhouse, a pocohontas watch
and a Jewelry box. Please bring
my little sister, "Savannah.' a
present.
Thank You,
Emilee Rose Fenaes

Dear Santa,
I would like for Santa to bring
me a lap top computer, teacher
,barble. Dr. Barbie. Gymnosts bar-
ble. Sea barbie, and a trampoline.
Signed
Courtney Nicole Ward ::


Dear Santa.
Here is a list of things I want
for' chrirtmas t'walnta a-.f~wt -6f
mary-kat and hshf3 'tajpes'and i
merad doll and a 4 foot toll tedey,
bare and a pair of roller blates
and a pair of pom-poms and a
stuffed animal and a baby doll
and a baton and a pair of newi
shoes and a coloring book and a
watch.
Love,
Jennifer Michelle Bland

Dear Santa.
I want a Molly Mclntire Dolll
Love,
Amber L.


Dear Santa,
I am 5 years old. I want a
barbie Jeep and a baby doll. I love
you dear Santa.
Love.
Mariah Johnson
: Dear Santa,
I am 5 years old. I want a
bike, a Patty cake doll, a baby
Splaypen, and a doll sucks hs'
thumb. Don't forget my brother
:and my mom and daddy, both of
Themm:
'Love,'
Emily Baxley
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. Iwant a Wet


Wizard, a Barbie Minivan, Cold
Turkey game, and alot of surpris-
es. I love you, Santa.
Love,
Jordan Baggett
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. I want a
dragonfly, a baseball, and a toy
alligator. I'll leave you cookies
and milk.
Love,
Macenzie Bryant
Dear Santa,
I am 5 years old. I Want a
bear, Santa Claus clothes, and
alot of surprises. Don't forget my
baby brother.
Love,
Josh Lollie
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. I want a doll
that cries, ewely,and lots of
surprises. '
Love,
Kristy Taunton
Dear Santa,
;: : ami 5 years old. I want a bat
cave, a Robin,. and Batman. I will
leave you cookies and milk. Bye,
bye!
S .. .ove,
,Kendall Hogan

I want a Bath Patch Baby.
and a' "My Come Here Puppy",
and blanket. I am 5 years old.
Don't forget to come to my new
house. Santa.
Love,
SMeredith Todd
Dear Santa,.
SI am 5 years' ld. I want a doll
Sand alot of surprises. Don't forget
about all of my brothers.
Love,
',Kiystal Kelgans
Dear Santa, d : N '
I am 6 years old. I want a Nin
and a remote control car. I will
try to be real good.
Love,
Billy Martin

Dear Santa,
I am 5 years old. I want a
skateboard, earphones, and ,a'
jambox. '..
Love,
Chazten North

Dear Santa, .
I am 5 years old. I want
skates, a Barbie doll, and a doll
that can eat. I love youl
Love,. :
; Keasha Fenn


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SHandle and Prepare Holiday Foods In A Safe Manner This Season


The arrival of the fall and win-
ter holiday season can bring lots
of fun, food and feasting. But if
food isn't handled or prepared
properly, food poisoning can
result-and festivity can quickly
turn into calamity. Food poison-
ing is caused. by toxins, created
by bacteria, which in most cases
are undetectable by sight, smell
or taste. Millions of people'are
affected by food poisoning each
year.
It is important to practice safe
food handling and preparation
methods'throughout the year, but
the hectic holidays can present
even more possibilities for food
poisoning at home:: larger-than-
usual meals often are being pre-
pared; new recipes and cooking
techniques may be tried; buffets.


may be set out for guests, large
amounts of leftovers may remain
for additional meals; food may be
transported from one home to
another, etc.
Of special concern this time
of year is the increased risk of
food poisoning associated with
the popular custom of stuffing
turkeys prior to cooking-a prac-
tice not recommend by food safe-
ty experts. With the potential for
food poisoning increased during
the holidays, it is especially
important to remember safe food
handling and preparation prac-
tices. Here are a few tips:
Thaw the turkey in,, the
refrigerator, not on the
counter top.
Room temperature encour-
ages the. growth of bacteria, so


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defrost your turkey in the refriger-
ator rather than on the counter
top. Allow one day of defrosting
for each five pounds of turkey
weight You can safely refrigerate
the thawed turkey another day or
two, but don't let the Juices drip
on other foods.
To reduce defrosting time,
wrap the bird in a waterproof
plastic bag and submerge it in
cold water. Cold water slows the
bacterial growth that may occur
in the thawed outer portions
while the inner areas are still
thawing. Change the water every
30 minutes;

Cook the stuffing separate
from the turkey.
Stuffing placed inside an
uncooked turkey is susceptible to
bacterial growth, and it is espe-
cially; ill-advised to stuff an,
uncooked turkey before storing it
in the refrigerator. Stuffing'
cooked inside a turkey may not
get hot enough for any, dangerous
bacteria in It to be killed-even if
the turkey itself is completely
Cooked and has reached the rec-
ommended internal temperature
of 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
.:The: tighter the turkey is
stuffed the greater the risk,.
because the center is even more
insulated during cooking from the
bacteria-killing heat.If cooked
long enough to kill the bacteria in
the stuffing, the turkey will prob-
ably be drier than most people
like. ,
So, cook the stuffing separate
from the turkey. To increase fla-
vor, use chicken broth instead of
water in the stuffing recipe.
Adding more onions or celery will
increase the moisture content
Cover the dish for half the cooking
time-then uncover it for brown-
ing.

Don't interrupt the cook-
ing process.
Interrupting the:i cooking
process or cooking a turkey in
stages promotes the growth of
bacteria. This is -because the.
,turkey may have been heated'
enough to activate bacteria but
not enough to kill them. So, once
you've started cooking the turkey,
continue the cooking process
through completion.
Carve the turkey into serv-
ing slices before refrigerat-
ing.
.." ok~l. whLe, urkhqys. don't
.store safely in. the refrigerator.
Allow the turkey Juices to settle
for 20 to 30 minutes, then carve
the bird into serving slices, place
them in shallow containers, cover
and refrigerate. When It's time to
serve, reheat the slices and the
stuffing in a conventional or
microwave oven to a temperature
of at least 165 degrees Fahren-
heit.

Make sure cooking temper-
atures are high enough to
kill bacteria.
The temperatures between 460
and 140 degrees Fahrenheit are


Wildlife Watchers Get
A Spot On The Net
The Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission (GFC) has a
new Wildlife Viewing Page on Its
web site. It offers Information
about the best spots for nature&
lovers to see Florida's wild crit-
ters.
To visit the page, computer
users first should call up the,
agency's homepage at http://ww
w.state.fl.us/gfc/gfchome. html
on their keyboards, and click on
the "Wildlife Viewing" button. By
clicking on the various icons and
"go-to" phrases; they can explore
the whole state to see what
wildlife occurs in each area.
Internet browsers can find wildlife
viewing opportunities by search-
ing by city, region, species and by
land cover.
'The web site also .contains
information about wildlife habi-
tats and the types of amenities
and activities available at wildlife
viewing areas.
Florida State University's
AskeW School Web Development
Group of the Reubin O. School of
Public Administration and Policy
developed :the Wildlife Viewing
Homepage for the GFC as a class
project
The GFC's web site informa-
tion about the agency, including
its publications and hunting and
fishing regulations. '


Raw eggs in holiday reci-
pes demand special care.
The high temperatures
required to cook cakes, cookies
and candy containing raw eggs
are sufficient to .kill bacteria.
However, the raw eggs In cookie
dough may present a hazard,
especially to children, the elderly
and those with certain health
problems, so uncooked cookie


dough is not safe to eat.
Using egg substitutes and
margarine for Hollandaise sauce
eliminates the hazard posed by
raw eggs and offers the added
benefit of no cholesterol. For
chocolate mousse, melt the
c chocolate with the liquid called for
Sin the recipe, add the eggs and.
heat gently to 160 degrees
Fahrenheit.


the most dangerous for bacterial
.growth. Bacteria grow best-and
some produce heat-resistant tox-
ins-in this temperature range.
Cooking a turkey at less than 325
degrees is unsafe because it lets
the bird remain in the danger
zone too long.
A meat thermometer--insert-
ed into the thickest part of the
thigh next to the body but not
touching the. bone-is the best
way to assure proper cooking to
at least 180 degrees.
Take extra care with holi-
day buffets.
Be sure you have enough
room in your refrigerator for the
perishable foods you plan to serve
at holiday buffets. Servings are
best kept small and replenished
directly from the refrigerator or
stove. The longer food is kept out,
especially beyond two hours, the
greater the risk of food poisoning,
Seven if hot trays or chafing dishes
are used;
Refrigerate perishables-es-
pecially the turkey and other
meat and poultry products--as
soon as possible after your guests
have finished eating.
Careful storage of leftovers
minimizes food poisoning.
Reheated leftover .turkey
shouldn't be kept out to serve for
more than two hours before being
refrigerated or frozen. Perishable
foods left at room temperature for
longer than two hours are suscep-
tible to bacteria that can multiply
to dangerous levels and cause
food poisoning.
Leftover turkey can be safely
refrigerated for three to four days.
To speed the cooling process, slice
leftovers into serving sizes and
store them in several small or
shallow, covered containers.
Be especially careful when
making homemade eggnog.
Laying hens are suspected of
transmitting bacteria directly into
the interior of eggs before the
shells are formed. Eggnog mix-
tures made from raw eggs should
be cooked or microwaved to 160
degrees Fahrenheit or until: it
Thickens enough to coat a spoon.
then refrigerated at once.-
Pasteurized eggs are used in com-
mercial eggnog, so no cooking is
necessary. Homemade eggnog
using egg substitutes is also safe
since these frozen commercial
products have been pasteurized.


To all our valued patrons, we extend
our warmest wishes for a very
merry Christmas and a prosperous year.

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Dear santa,
My name is Marquetta Nicole
Rolack B.K.A. Nikki. I will be 3
yrs old on Dec 21st. I think I have
been a good girl this: year. you
can ask my rom and dad. All I
want for Christmas Is a baby
tumbles surprise doll, skates, a
doll house, stove kitchen set to
cook on. :' :
Love,'
Nikki
Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. I hope you and Mrs. Santa
are doing good. How are your
reindeer? Are they ready for
Christmas? I'll leave you some
cookies and milk by my fireplace.
I hope you enjoy them. This year.
for Chrismas I would like a ten
speed bike, a computer. C.D's for


the computer, games for the com-
puter, one of them is Barbie
Fashion Designer, a telescope,
new clothes, deluxe dear diary,
nichelodeon are you afraid of the
dark? game, life game, 13 Dead.
End. Drive game. Moon shoes,
25,000 Beads Activity Case. a
neew doll. a big teddy bear. Some
jewery and fingernail fashion sa-
lon. Merry Christmas Santa.
Thank You.
Love,
SSavanna Smith Age 10
Dear Santa,
I want a Barbie Dream
House, Barbie clothes, and a
school teacher Barbie, and Casey
gymnastic doll. I also want a Bar-
bie backpack, a Pocahontas doll
and a Barbie cup.
I want a little Baby Tumbles,


BLESSJNgS OF THE SEASON
With bright wishes to you and your flock
at the miracle of Christmas.


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and a Baby Headstand. And last
a new bike. .
Santa, I wish you a Mlerry
Christmas and I would appreciate
it if you would get me all these
toys.


Love,
Angela Canington
Age 5
P.S.:I also want a Bar-
bie van.


Dear Santa.
I want a drum set, and a four
drum set like in the band. And I'
will like a new dirt bike, and a
Nintendo 64. I also want a toy
choo-choo train. I would like a re-
mote control race track, and a big
glan monster truck. And a pool
table and a computer (one that's
not too much) and a basketball
goal.
Love,
SAndrew C.


I want a tric-bike like the won
1I saw:in the book. I a dalmallon'
puppy, a picture of you and ru-
doulf.
.Love,
Bart Lowry

Dear Santa,
'Me Brad would like some
RolleBlaze. Neal would like a Pop
Bee Bee gun. Shelle would like
Mr. Buket.

Dear Mr. Saintnick.
SI want a Gokart and a buzz
light year. I want a golden power
staff. I want a Pittsburgh football
suit. I want some sega tapes. I
want a Knight mare alley. I
some sweat suits. I want
crossfire game and a 18 speed. I
want a santa claus suit. I want a.
SSeminole starter Jacket. I want a
remote control car. I want a Big


pretty good, most of the year, so
could you please bring me some
of the following things: A big
wheelie, Super Nintendo, New
Cloths, Dalmation Shoes and
Outfit, Chicken Limbo and maybe
a race track, Turbo man and
some New Teeth, Please don't for
get my big brothers Chris and
Joey. I will try to have you some
sweets and Hot co-co waiting on
Christmas Eve.
Love,
Cody Shearer


Dear Santa,
Talk Girl Take of Me Twinns
8 Ball Sky Dancers Baby Kenya
Heny Monopoly Simon
Love,
Johna Pittman

Dear Santa,
My name is Andrew Taylor
and I am seven years old. This
year I want a art set, trampoline,
remokinetrole car. that jumps
over things, and some sprises.
Love,
Andrew


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and may peace and contentment
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this foaday season and beyond

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Bad Beetle Borgies toy. I want a
race car set. I want a Power Rang-
er set. I want a space jam toy
michael jordon. I want a comput-
er. I want a T.V. and a V.C.R.
Love,
Terrance Dawson

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. How have you been? Good I
hope. How is Mrs. Santa and
your reindeer doing? Tell them Hi
for me. Santa don't forget to look
for your snack that I'll leave for
you. Cookies and milk. This year
for Christmas I would like to have
a ten speed bike, a go cart, a sega
game set, and sega games, a Yak
Back SFX, a Hotwheels Mega Rig
Construction site, a Tower crane,
it's remote control, a ricochet
stunt cycle, new clothes a tele-
scope and a computer too. Thank
you Santa, Merry Christmas.
S Love,
Jesse Smith Age 9

Dear Santa.
My name is Chelsea and I am
almost 2 years old. I have been a
very good girl this year and I
would like to receive the follwolng
for Christmas. I want a Power
Wheels Barbie Jeep, a swing set.
a Fisher Price kitchen, a baby
doll, and a tea set. Also, I would
like a hammer and a drill so I can
help'my Papa build things.
There will be a glass of milk
Sand some cookies waiting for you
when you arrive. Oh yeah, please
bring mommy and daddy some-
:thing, they have also been good
this year. :
", .- Love, .. ,
Chelsea A. Hawkins:

SDear Santa,
PLEASE BRING ME A BIKE.
20-INCH WITH TRAINING
WHEELS AND "splish splash
bubble baby bath"
Thank You,.
Kasie
Dear Santa,:
I know you are busy but'
there is Just a fue things that I
want. I want a fishing pole with a
Stakole box and I want bike Max
and I wand Rolerblodees. Merry
Christmas
Love,
SJason Parke .

Dear Santa,
HI. My name is Cody'Shearer.
I am 5 years old. I have been


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of answered prayers in this season of Miracles.

Kenny, Eddie, Cheryl, Maria,
Craig and Dennis


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