The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: January 30, 1997
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Construction Delayed

On Gulf/Franklin Center

,Bids for Project Exceeded Available Money

Construction on Gulf
Coast Community College's
Gulf Franklin Center will be
delayed by several months,
according to a news release
from GCCC President Dr.
Bob McSpadden.
"We had hoped to break
ground for this long-awaited
project sometime in mid-
February," McSpadden
explained. "However, when
construction bids were
opened on January 21. they
were substantially over
expected costs."
McSpadden added that
Architects Kendrick David
Dowling will revise plans to
bring the project in under
budget and that a request
for bids would be issued in
the near future.
Greg Johnson. a member
of the site and architect
selection committee for the
college, told The Star the
committee received bids the
middle of last week. In a for-
mal bid-opening Monday, it
was decided to throw out all

bids and advertise again.
"Needless to say we were all
very dismayed at the
amount by which the bids
exceeded the amount of
money available to us for
this project," Johnson stat-
He said that in confer-
ence with the architect, he
had agreed to make alter-
ations to be bid once again.
The rebidding process will
be acted upon at the next
regular meeting of the board
of directors on February 13.
The site and architect
selection committee is made
up of Ralph Roberson. chair-
man; Johnson and George
Duren, all of Port St. Joe;
Leon Bloodworth of Apalach-
icola; and Jeanette Chap-
man of Panama City.
The new Gulf/Franklin
Center will be located on the
southeast side of the Port St.
Joe city boundary at the
intersection of Garrison
Avenue and U. S. Highway

Area Residents Expre,




The City of Wewahitchka
learned this past week that it
must back up and punt, then try
again, to secure a grant to help
build its new City Hall complex.
City Manager Don Minchew
told The Star the city has not giv-
en up on securing the grant how-
ever. 'We'll learn from our rejec-
tion and try again next year." he
Mirichew said there weie 257
requests for the grant money
which was available for distribu-
tion and only 29 applications
were funded. 'The money is allot-
ted on a point system and we just
didn't have enough points to be
successful in our first endeavor."
The city actually applied for
two grants, each for $50,000.-
'The Commission has plans to
build a shelter to care for people
displaced by storms or other dis-
asters," Minchew stated., 'This
county is, in bad need of storm
shelters and we are planning to
meet this need."
The City of Wewahitchka has
budgeted $50,000 to help finance
the multi-purpose building. Nel-
therthe ',budgeted funds nor the
grant are sufficient to build the
complex the commission has in
mind, but it will serve as a down
payment. Plans are to locate the
new building across from the
Community Center, but that loca-
tion has not been definitely decid-
ed upon yet. The location was se-
lected because the city owns the
property and because a definite
address had to be placed on the
grant request, according to Min-
The planned emergency cen-
ter would have facilities for about
200 people.
Progress has moved right
along toward building a new T-
Ball field, located at the T. L.
James Recreation Park complex.
The field has been completed
except for finishing up activities
which must be accomplished af-
ter the clay is hauled and spread
in the infield. The county has
agreed to furnish and haul the
clay and the hauling process was
begun Tuesday afternoon.
After the heavy equipment
gets out of the way, the fence will
be completed and finishing touch-
es put on the dug-outs.
Plans are to have the field fin-
ished in time for use this season
which starts early in March.

Cape San Bias could become
part of the Theater Missile
Defense Extended Test Range as
early as 1999. if plans for the
development of a testing range
over the Gulf of Mexico pass all
public hearings.
,,The Theater Missile Defene,
system" heI a scopiig meeting
last Thursday evening at Port SL
Joe High School to allow local res-
idents to inject their thoughts on
the proposed launch site on Cape


Has MisI
Car Drives Into Sid
Freight Train at Ci
Last Thursday morning
pulled off on the. shoulder
started sinking into the soft
Stull of Bristol, attempted
trouble, the trailer started s
Eventually, it required a
trouble and set it upright on
needed. on its trip to Flo
wood yard.
The truck experienced
A second accident occi
Thursday, when Bud Hogui
his sedan into the side of I
Highway 71 crossing. Hogue
Hogue had approached
about 6:15 a.m., stopping
had all passed him by, so he
only to catch the final two


She said she would waive her
(See REVOKE on Page 3)


Petition Filed to Revoke Union

County Employees File Petition Which Would Lead to Vote
I The Gulf County Commission
heard from Administrator Larry
Wells concerning a petition; filed
by Greg Pickron, seeking to
revoke the certification of the
International Union of Operating
Engineers. Local 653. as the bar-
union employees.
Pickron filed the petition. on
..... January 6. asking for a revote by
secret ballot on WIVOE 653's sta-
"0 k tus.
.. I. Wells told the board that the
Public Employees Relation
.. Commission (PERC) had issued
S. an "order to show cause" why a
secret election should not be con-
ducted. The order was issued to
all parties involved, allowing 15
Says from the date of the order,
Jan. 16, 1997, for a response. He
.. stated that all appropriate notices
." on the matter had been properly
If county employees sever
their relationship with IVOE 653
-they would have the right to
V choose another union to repre-
sent them, or go with some other
bargaining agent.
A hearing officer for the Eglin Gulf Test ence concerning proposed flight testing of Gulf County Chief-Admini-'
Range fields questions posed by the audi- missiles at the Cape. strator Don Butler told the board
that Higgins Electric Company of
Dothan, Alabama had delivered
erator to the county.
ss Thoughts On Missile Testing eratork to : teonty.
Work will begin Saturday
morning to install the new system
San Bias. But the residents who Test Center at Eglin Air Force in north Florida are on Santa Into the courthouse wiring system
appeared didn't get answers to Base to Investigate the possibility Rosa Island at an Air Force A-15 by both Florida Power Company
their questions. They got to air of enhancing the Eglin Gulf Test site, Cape San Bias, and two loca- and Higgins Electric. Power for
their concerns, and the officials Range to test Theater Missile tons in the Florida Keys, the courthouse complex will have
listened, recorded them, and said' Defense systems for intermediate Saddlebrush Key and Cudjoe Key, to be cut for a few hours Saturday
their concerns would be taken range missiles. in addilon to Eglin AFB. morning, while the unit is being
into consideration in, the final
decision making concerning the. The testing would Involve National Priority tied into the system.
Slaunhes of target and interceptor he- fr ting. of The generator .will..provide
Smissiles froi" land, air. and sea America's defense of intermediate emergency power for the Gulf
According to Hank Marlen. areas in the northern and south- range missiles was demonstrated County Emergency Management
Ballistic Missile Defense ern Gulf of Mexico with missile rangthe misersianulf War, and is a Service during power outage.
spokesman, his organization has Intercepts occurring over the The county's old generator has
asked the Air Force Development waters of the Gulf. Proposed sites (See MISSILE on Page 7) become less reliable with age and
was out of service for several
weeks last year because of the
unavailability of repair parts.
The new system should be
totally operational within a few-
weeks at which Ume the old unit
will be moved to Wewahitchka
and installed at the old court-
house complex.
$100,000 Administration
Building Grant
Emergency Managelment
Director Larry Wells received
.approval from: the board to apply
for $10o0,000 in Hazard Mitigation
-Grant funds to be tsed to beef up
the cotmty's new administration
building to withstand wind loads
of up to 140 mph.
The county's emergency man-
agement will be housed in the
new building currently being
constructed on the south side of
the Gulf County Courthouse
Comiplex..The grant funds, if
awarded, would be used to hard-
en the building using brick and
stucco on the outside of the build-
ing, and other necessary structur-
al changes to meet wind load
A required public hearing on
the grant application will be held
prior to the next regularly sched-
uled county commission meeting.
Tc k Complaints of Truck Traffic
S T ru ck "-Butler also .told the. board
d T r u ck. '.that he had received several com-
plaints of large dump trucks,
,.,-. hauling sludge from Port St Joe's
Wastewater Treatment Plant, cre-
ating road problems and a hazard
o M- for citizens in residential areas
e ofMoving which they pass through.
crossing In the Fog Commissioner Johnny
, a loaded pulpwood truck~ Stanley and Tommy Knox echoed
of the road and immediately Butler's comments Saying county
t dirt, When the driver, Roger residents In Highland View and
to drive the truck out of its along Luke Ford Road at Dalkeith
inking even more. had voiced several complaints on
crane to get the truck out of the issue to them.
crane to get the truck out o Commissioner Warren Yeager
Sthe road again, where it pro- suggested that the board meet
rids Coast Paper Company's with all parties involved, and.see
if the problem could be resolved.
its difficulty on Industrial Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr.
S asked Butler and Knox to meet
Irred earlier in the day last ." with them to try to work out a
e of Jones Homestead drove .solution to the situation.
a moving freight train at the I Mobile Home Ordinance
was not injured. l Judy Harvey approached the
the crossing in dense fog at board, continuing to seek.a vari-
for the train. He thought it ance for a mobile home owned by
e proceeded into the crossing, her mother, Nellie Andrews, to be
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WHEN REASONABLE PEOPLE come together with the in-
tention of solving a vexing problem rather than forcing one's will
upon another, good things are bound to happen.
Such is the case with the age-old practice of driving on Gulf
County's beaches. It is a known fact that those who have been
driving on the beach for years, to arrive at their favorite fishing
hole or enjoy a family outing, were determined to continue doing
so. It is also a fact that the several families who have built sub-
stantial homes in the beach area, did so to enjoy the undis-
turbed beauty and privacy their secluded homes were designed
to offer.
Both sides were determined to continue their unfettered use
of the beaches. This is what caused the, at times acrimonious,
discussions in the past.
THE DRIVERS HAD come to consider the beaches as public
Property, which, indeed they are up to a point.
The home owners claimed they owned the property in front
of their houses and the beach drivers were trespassing on pri-
vate property.
When both sides came to realize that some uncouth persons
were trespassing, both sides suddenly became sympathetic with
the other's cause.
Dialogue resulted.
Agreement was not, then, far behind.
BEACH DRIVING SHOULD not require a permit to practice if
both sides of the issue would only consider the rights of others,
voluntarily. There is no valid reason for the Sheriff and his depu-
ties having to patrol the beach, if everybody would treat it like
the fragile entity that it is. Nobody would be forbidding others
the use of the beach if they used it in a recreational manner,
and stopped doing things on the beach they wouldn't do in their
own front yard. again, voluntarily.
Nobody, except an old grouch, is going to fuss about having
an occasional car pass by in front of his property, so long as
they are behaving themselves.
We have attended scores of meetings on this problem and it
has always been the residents' complaint that a minority of'
those driving on the beach is causing problems for the majority.
Their fast driving, their noisy beach parties at night, their mis-
use of the facilities which are abhorrent even to us who do not
live down there.
THIS IS THE PROBLEM: not merely the physical act of driv-
ing on the beach. It is the misbehaving on the beach which the
beach dwellers object to, and to get rid of it they feel'they must
ban all beach driving for those of us who are merely seeking a
little recreation.
With the understanding of the problem, hopefully everyone
will get into the protection act and help preserve an activity so
many have enjoyed for decades.

We Won.4


SHunker Down with Kes by Kesley Colbert

Munchings From The Garden

Leave it to Mattel! I reckon
they've been the unquestioned
leader in new and innovative and
life-like toys for kids since before
Noah hustled his group aboard
the Ark.
I think it was Buffalo Bill
Cody's granddaughter who first
coined the phrase, "Yio'can tell-
it's Matte litt's' SWELLP.

This time I think the old boys
down in the basement of the top
secret, security clearance level III,
new toy invention room have truly
outdone themselves. Can't you
just see 'em . reading old
copies of The Far Side ..... and
putting together their latest rendi-
tion of the cute little Cabbage
Patch Kids ..... "see if it will eat
through this bar .of tungsten
steel,' '
Chuckette is bornI
SThe hard part was "selling it"
to the ,ig guys ."up stairs". "Look
J.B., we've done talking dolls and
walking, dolls. It's,,time for one

that eatsl And it's really pretty
simple. You just stick these little
plastic carrots up to her open
mouth and the battery powered
mechanical Jaws automatically
start,to chomp er uh chew.
Remove the carrot and the jaws
automatically cut off."
"Is it safe?"
"J.B.! If we can get Barbar a
Jean to speak in six languages-
running Chuckette by the Federal
Consumer Product Safety
Commission will be a piece of
"You can trust us."
"Besides, we need to juice up

A Rolling Tree Gathers No Moss

T.W;. .1- Ea 0

Sfor Now

A SPIRITED BATTLE HAS been going on in the northern
half of Florida to see whether the Tallahassee/Pdengacdla section
gets to keep the 904 area code number or the Jacksonville/.
Daytona Beach section retained possession. As it turned out the
Tallahassee/Pensacola section got to keep the familiar area code
and the eastern half of north Florida changed to a 850 identifica-
tion number.
This designation leaves Gulf County in the familiar 904 des-
ignation and the eastern half of the northern tier of counties is
hopping mad' about the way things turned out. They think the
most populous section should get to keep the 904 number.
BUT DID WE WIN and Jacksonville/Daytona lose?
The state's PSC predicts that the 904 district will remain un-
disturbed only until the year 2002. That's five years hence. The
newly-formed 850 district will remain the same until 2006. They
get four extra years' grace period.
Actually, the state of Florida is growing so fast nobody is
guaranteed of the same.area code number for very long. Remem-
ber when Florida used to be only two area code numbers? It
wasn't all that long ago.
The Panhandle section of Florida'had just as well get pre-
pared for a change in its 904 number-or at least a portion of
the Panhandle-in the near future. The change is not trouble-
free now and it promises to be an even more traumatic event in
the future, as more, and more activities depend on telephone

the cabbage patch a little, the age
of innocence went out with Ozzie
and Harriet."
In the historic footsteps of.
G.I. Joe, Hot Wheels, and Ken and:
Barbie, Chuckette hit the streets.
The first report came from out
in Amarillo. The just opened "toy"
got a' hold of little Frieda
Hurleyhee's hair and wouldn't let
her go. Frightened Frieda couldn't
get her curls loose and Chuckette
wouldn't stop chompin'. It seemed
the mechanical JAWS wasn't pro-
grammed to discern the difference.
between a plastic carrot and mul-,
tiple strands of hair.
In Roanoke, Virginia a hungry'
Chuckette turned on two older
Cabbage Patch Kids and was
working her way through a bunk
bed when Venessa VanderMeer's
father quelled the doll's appetite
with a quick blow from a baseball
bat to the back of the head.
The school kids in Fargo,
North Dakota are taking their
Chuckettes to the lunchroom and
feeding 'em "the green stuff". All of
There was a report out of
Memphis that two floor models
ate a Toys HS Us store.
Can't you just see the guys
down in level III laughing their
heads off........"Hey Earl, do
you suppose this means J.B. will
turn down the new, souped up
version with the jagged metal fill-
ings and the nuclear powered bat-
tery pack?"
My biggest regret about this
whole thing is that I didn't have
one of these dolls thirty or forty
years ago. You talk about froth
with possibilities ..... ...
David Mark and I worked for
weeks on our fallout shelter
under the house. "K.C., I'm tired
of digging. We've barely made a
dent in this ground."
"Move over Dave, and throw
that shovel away-let me show
you what this Qabbage Patch.
Snacktime Kid carl do ... .
SSupper would have been a
new experience. "Kesley, before
you leave this table you must eat
your liver and your spinach. they
are good for you."
"Yes, ma'am"."
Mary E. Pendleton used to
bug me to death. "Oh, Mary, I
have a present for you."
"For me? Oh,. Kesley, you're
so sweet! I told my mother she
was wrong about you."
"This particular doll needs
lots of love. Let her sleep with you
tonight and be sure to cuddle it
up close to your head ....."
"We" could have made money
in Cool Hand Luke. I don't know
about Paul Newman, but boys,
I've got a little sweetheart here
that I betcha can eat fifty eggs!
To heck with yesteryear and
the movies-I'd like to have a
Cabbage Patch Snacktime Kid
today. I want to see if one of those
(See KESLEY on Page 3)

We Haven't Been Able to Keep Our Traffic Lights Without a Battle

enue on foot. for the first ttime
since the signal light had been re-
moved, last Thursday. I made it
across without any catastrophic
incidents, but then I was sure I
would. ''
It's, not like a New York inter-
section at the corer of Reid Ave-
nue and Third, even though this
.is the busiest intersection in
town. You can more or less take
your time when crossing at this
corner almost any time of the day
or night. It's not like the corer is
congested or anything like that.
Why, when one starts across
the street, it's even all right to
stop in the middle of the street
and peruse any unusual activity
which might be going on in the vi-
cinity. You're not likely to be run
It's been a while since any-
body even blew their horn at me,
meandering across the street,
telling me to hurry up and move
along. I've had people approach
the corner, where I was standing,

waiting for the light to turn red so
I could cross, and come to a com-
plete stop, even though the light
was in their favor, and wave me
on across.
Betcha they wouldn't do' that
in New York or even in Panama
City! They'd speed up at the inter-
section, if they thought the light
was about to change, so they
wouldn't have to stop; or if they
were afraid they wouldn't get a
chance to run you over. .
That's one of the good things
about living in a small town.

pended across the intersection,
for many years. The late John

Robert Smith was the pusher be-
hihd having -that light installed. I
believe it was 'even installed be-
fore Frank.:Pate became mayor,
and that w-as nearly 30 years ago.
John Robert Smith ran a
drug store out of the building
which is now The Athletic House.
-For several years prior to that,
Adolph LeHardy operated the
drug store.
John Robert desired the light
to be placed there so people could
cross the street and come to his
drug store. Also, motorists who
were caught by the red light
would have a few moments to
shop his front windows.
It's served as a landmark for

most of those years. It was a ref-
erence point for giving a stranger
directions, so he could find a cer-.
tain store he might be looking for.
It has served long and faith-
fully as a spot to place the "sand-
wich board" announcing ball
games, plays, tournaments, fish
fries, barbecues, etc. The an-
nouncement board would be
placed there, assured of the fact
that if it stayed a few days, nearly
everybody in town would pass by.
and read the message it was ex-

THAT LIGHT AND the other
two lights in town have served the
public well, over the years. You
would be surprised at the fights
the city commission has had with
the Department of Transporta-
tion;, just to keep them beaming
out over their particular intersec-
tion. The DOT thinks Port St. Joe
doesn't need signal lights. They
don't maintain them and in some
cases they didn't even install
them. The City has had to wran-

gle with them, even to put lights
up over state highways.
But, what is a town without a
red light or two?
If the DOT had its way, the
light at the intersection of High-
way 98 and Second Street would
come down in a New York min-
utel The light serves as a conduit
to the post office for those folks in
business uptown who like to walk
to the post office. After all, they
don't need to crank up their car
every time they want to go mail a
This light is for pedestrian
traffic; not so much for automo-
tive traffic.

WITH THE WORK scheduled
to begin on Reid Avenue within a
couple of weeks, the city commis-
sion faces the battle of trying to
'keep their signal light downtown.
While the DOT doesn't have
any say-so over what goes on, on
Reid Avenue, they have other
methods of influencing what hap-

pens on the street.
Things may change after'the
work is finished. We may not
need a light, nor have one once
the work is complete;.
The present light serves pe-
destrians more than it does vehic-
ular traffic anyhow. We might still
need it for that. Many of us old
folks can't run across the street,
in order to dodge the traffic, if
there is any traffic to dodge. On
the other hand, traffic isn't all
that thick on Reid Avenue.
The street is going to be more
like a pedestrian mall after the
changeover is complete, so I sup-
pose the emphasis will be on slow
driving rather than fast driving.

the renovation of Reid Avenue
puts a stop to, which the red light
didn't. That's the practice of
whipping around in a U-turn in
the middle of the street by drivers
who wish to park on the opposite
side of the street.

St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
January 31 3:23 a.m. L 0.0 4:58 p.m. H 0.8
February 1 3:32 a.m. L -0.2 5:33 p.m. H 0.9
February 2 4:08a.m. L -0.4 6:16 p.m. H 1.1
February 3 4:52 a.m. L -0.5 7:05 p.m. H 1.2
February 4 5:39 a.m. L -0.6 7:56 p.m. H 1.3
February 5 6:27 a.m. L -0.7 8:50 p.m. H 1.3
February 6 7:14 a.m. L -0.6 9:43 p.m. H 1.3

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The Senior Citizens' new home, located have its formal opening Saturday, February
east of the Gulf County Courthouse, will 23, when they will hold open house.

Several senior citizens gather in the din- and conversation. The spacious building of-
ing room of the 6500-foot facility for coffee fers many services to the elderly.

Senior Citizens Occupy New Home; Schedule Open House For Sat., February 23

Gulf County Senior Citizens
Association is proud to announce
the grand opening celebration of
their new center. The celebration
is scheduled for Saturday, Febru-
ary 23rd, from:2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The community is invited and en-
couraged to attend this celebra-
tion at their new location next to
* the public library, 120 Library
Drive. The grand opening will in-
clude music, refreshments, award
recognition, and a tour of this
spacious 6500 square foot facill-

Many joint efforts have made
this beautiful building a.reality.
The City of Port St. Joe, Gulf
County Commissioners and the
duPont Foundation have donated
a combined total of $90,000. The
additional expenses of $236,000
'have been dissipated through var-
ious fund raisers (for example,
Friday BBQ plates). donations or
a borrowed debt of $62,000. Addi-
tional fund raisers and donations
will assist in the reduction of this

debt. Sponsorship to assist debt
reduction is encouraged through
honorary memberships. Once a
year donations of $10.00 or more
are the requirements for member-
In addition, the cefitei' is
available for community affairs
such as weddings, corporate
training, family reunions and
dances for a nominal fee. The fa-
cility has already been the site of
a formal affair attended by over
80 people.

, Although the dream of a spa-
cious, service providing location
has become reality, the ,Senior
Citizens Association is still in
need.. Volunteers are needed to
serve as receptionists, music co-
ordinators, arts and crafts direc-
tors and exercise Instructors. Do-
nations of decorative items and
kitchenware to assist with meal
service are also needed. Anyone
interested in volunteering, be-
Scoming a honorary member or do-
nating, please call 229-8466.

The Gulf County Senior citi-
zens Association has been ,in op-
'eration since 1977, employing 18-
20 caring individuals who serve
the unmet needs of Gulf county
residents age 60 and older for
free. A wide variety of services are
offered, but are not limited to,
medical transportation, prepared
meals, recreation, personal care,
counseling, and referral services.
Many outside services come
to the center to make it easier for
seniors. For example, Social Se-

curity will begin offering consulta-
tion on location this April. Legal
Services is coming February 6th
to assist with will development
and consultations on other per-
sonal affairs.
Not only does this center
meet all the' needs of Gulf County
seniors, it does so with the ut-
most care. Jerry Stokoe com-
mented, "We treat our members
just like we would our very own

(From Page 1)
rights to any claims against the
county that might occur -from
flood damage, but that she could
not block the home up to the
height required by the county
Building Inspector Richard
Combs told the board he had sent
notification of violation to the
owner, stating it couldn't be per-
mitted without being properly ele-
During discussion, the board
told Harvey the matter was out of
their hands as they had to follow
FEMA regulations or risk losing,
flood insurance for the county.
The board was sympathetic to

:, (From Page 2)
things could out eat Jo Blairl
And, with Mattel announcing
the recall of that particular model,
young Chuckette's value is about
to take off. J.B. is paying forty
bucks to buy back any of the
already sold dolls because the
company feels. "it's the right thing
to do."
Listen, !J.B. is a lot smarter
than the ole boys down in level III
give him credit for. There ain't
nothing the American public
wants more of than something
you tell 'em they can't have.
I'll buy back your Cabbage
Patch Snacktime Kid and I'll give
you fifty dollars
Who knows, Dave, we might
want to finish our fallout shelter .
.... Cathy dishes up that green
bean casserole from time to time .
S. I think Mary E. still lives at
112 E. Paris Avenue ......
I'll give you 60 bucks,

Harvey's request as stated by
Comm. Stanley, "Somewhere we
have to look at reason and com-
passion." However, the board felt
it had no alternative but to follow
FEMA's guidelines, and insktruct-
ed Combs to proceed with viola-
tion if the issue has not been
resolved by the February 7 dead-
The board has contacted
FEMA requesting they review
their flood elevation requirements
for the White City area.
In Other Business
Chairman Peters reminded
the board of a public workshop
with the Florida Game &
Freshwater Fish Commission
Wednesday. Feb. 5. at the com-
mission meeting room, to discuss
guidelines for managing deer
hunting with dogs.
Heard from Tom Simms
concerning the county ordinance.
pertaining to property clean 'up,
and who is responsible? owner or
tenant? The board asked their
attorney to review the ordinance
and, bring some suggestions and,
improvements back to them.
Decided to hold an auction
to dispose of surplus county prop-
erty, ,,
Set a special meeting for
Wednesday, Feb. 5th at 5:00 to
discuss county department / pol-
Voted to receive bids for the
replacement of the Indian Pass
boat ramp.
b* Approved advertising for
bids to do the Highland View
water system rebuilding project
as soon as the Department of
Community Affairs approves the
Decided to go ahead with
repairs to a culvert 1/4 mile west.
of McNeill's store on C-30-A. The
county will be doing the work on
that project, forcing closure of
that section of road for one day.
The public will be notified when a
dates set for the work.
Decided to pay $4,200 of
additional expenses to install fire

School Board Narrows Its

Search To Three Firms
In.a special meeting held by the Gulf County School Board
Wednesday morning, three top choices of architectural firms
were made for designing the renovation Port St. Joe Elementary
school. In a one-item agenda meeting it was determined that the
school board will begin competitive negotiations with the three
firms to make the final cut.
The top competitor, selected from a large pool of bids, is Col-
lins and Associates of Panama City. The Board will begin negoti-
ations with the firm and advance to the second and third choic-
es if necessary. The other firms, still in the running, are,
Clemons and Rutherford of Tallahassee and Lee and Bridges of

Minority Business
Seminar at GCCC
Gulf Coast Community
College's Small Business Develop-
ment Center will offer a seminar
entitled. "How To Become A State
Certified Minority Business
Enterprise," on Wednesday,
February 5 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.:
in Room 246, located upstairs in
the East Student Union Building
at Gulf Coast Community College.

hydrants for the South Gulf
County Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment as requested by Comm.
Voted, to spend $1,200 to
complete the White City dock as,
moved by Comm. Kiox.
Were advised by Butler that
the time limit was running out on
the Industrial Park grant funds
($500,000). A tenant needs to be
located or chance losing of the
Decided to build handicap
access at the old Gulf County
courthouse complex as proposed
by Commissioners Stanley and
Heard a request from
Comm. Knox for top soil and
grassing of the new ballpark at
Beacon Hill Park.

This workshop covers, how
state agencies buy goods and ser-
vices and how to become a state
certified Minority Business

:MZasonry Hosting
Dinner Tonight
SFriends and neighbors of the
Masonry (Port St. Joe Lodge No.
.11 F&AM) are invited to.a cov-
ered dish dinner featuring baked
ham and chicken and rice this
Thursday, January 30 at 6:30
p.m., to honor all Past-Masters as
good citizens.
'Any questions should be
directed the Lodge Secretary,
William F. Jordan at 648-5440.

Ali Reid Avenue merchants
are urged and invited to attend a,
meeting next Thursday morning.
February 6. The meeting will be
held in the Fire Station, located
behind City Hall, at 7:45 a.m.
'The purpose of the meeting is
to make Reid Avenue merchants
aware of what, specifically, is go-
ing to happen to the street, and
just how their business will be af-
fected during the construction

ui iu.d.crs Writc ,
tot H Edi ,,i

An Error Of Omission

Dear Wesley,
I have just finished reading
your article, "The good and bad
happenings in Gulf County dur-
ing 1996."
You mentioned quite a num-
ber of bad things and also a num-
ber of good things that happened.
There was -one other thing
that we, the W. G. Hardy. Sr.,
and the J. R. Guilford families,
noticed was not included in the
list of good happenings. This was
the naming of the Overstreet
Bridge which is now called, "The
W. G. Hardy, Sr. Bridge."
We feel this was one of the
good, things that- should have
1- ?- r,, :*,A :,,! : \

been mentioned.
Raymond Hardy

[Ed note: They say time flies
when you are having fun, Ray-,
mond. Remember,, the bridge was
named during the waning days of
1995. I double-checked and
found that I didn't forget to men-
tion the activity in my recap arti-
cle of that year. It was the final
article included in my recap of
1995. The fact was duly noted as
being a part of history in my arti-
cle of January 4, 1996.

S Your friend,
' Wes ,

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Couple United With

Double Ring Ceremony

Alison Renee Arnoldi became
the bride of Timothy Ramsey
Kerigan on December 28 at the
Plainfield United Methodist
Church in Plainfield, Illinois. The
bride is the daughter of Bob and
Jean Arnoldi of Shorewood,
Illinois, and the granddaughter of
Florence Arnoldi and Rachel
Jackson of Joliet,' Illinois. The
bridegroom is the son of Jack and
Lynn Kerigan of Mexico Beach
and the grandson of Ruth Ramsey
of Port St. Joe.
Reverend Timothy Casey per-
formed the double,ring ceremony.
Music was performed by Kathy
Hermansen, organist, and Barb
Hollis, vocalist. Vocal selections
included "Ave Maria", "More"
andl'hy Will' Be Done". Scripture
readings selected by the bridal
couple were read by Dana Kevish
and Robert Ramsey. :
.Danielle Kress attended the
bride as maid :of ,honor.
Bridesmaids were Liberty Taylor,
Christy McQuaig, Suzanne
Moholick, and Jasmine .Knapp.
Flower girl was Porsche

Lee and Samantha Williams
Share Birthday
Samantha and Lee Williams
enjoyed' a birthday celebration as
dual guests of honor on Saturday,
January 18th in: Pensacola.
Samantha marked her first birth-
day on January 28th and Lee
turned eight on January 5th.
'Tlhey are the children of
Kristie and Joey Williams and
grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs.
George 'Simmons, Hughey
Williams, and Eleanor Lineham.

Steve Howell served as the
groom's best man and grooms-
men were Dan Arnoldi,. Jack
Kerigan, Jr., Pat Kerigan and J. J.
Ray. Serving as ushers were
Robert Ramsey, Mike Paskvan,
and Pete Hernandez. Brett
Kerigan was ring bearer.
Following the wedding cere-
mony, a reception was held at the
Naperville-Isle Radisson Hotel.
The gala affair began with cock-
tails and appetizers in the atrium
and was followed by a formal din-
ner and dance in the grand ball-
room. One hundred eighty rela-
tives and friends came from
Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa,
California, New York, Pennsylva-
nia, North Carolina, Tennessee,
Alabama, Georgia and Florida to
honor the bridal couple and'par-
ticipate in the festive, Joyous
On the eve of the wedding, the
bridegroom's parents entertained
the wedding party, families and
special guests with a dinner party
at Ba't Italian Restaurant in
Plainfield. Illinois.
S Following a wedding: rip to
Montego Bay, Jamaica, the couple
is residing in Lake in the Hills,
Illinois. Alison is a staffing spe-
cialist at Volt Services Group in
Schaumberg, Illinois. Tim is a
graduate student at Northern
Illinois university. He plans to
graduate in May with a Master's
Degree in Sport Management.'

Calling the PSJ

Class of 1977!
Attention, all 1977 Port St.
Joe High School graduates It's
time to begin making plans for the
upcoming 20th reunion of you
and your classmates.
Toward that effort, a brief
meeting has been planned for
Monday, February 3rd in the
home of Jerrie Todd, located at
i900 Forest Park Avenue in Port
St. Joe. Call Jerrie at 227-7164 or
Sissy at 229-6581. for more infor-

Announce Birth
Curtis and Vickie Cryderman
are proud to announce the birth
of Their son, Jacoby' Curtis
Crydernan, at Bay Medical
Center in Panama City on
December 18, 1996, weighing five
pounds 13 ounces.

Held January Meeting of

Daughters of Confederacy

Apalachicola Chapter #826
United Daughters of the
Confederacy, met at the home of
its president, Liz Strang, on
Thursday, January 23.
The meeting was called to
order by the president who led the
invocation, ritual, pledge and flag
salute. '
An interesting program was
given bv Ann Tison who read old
letters (1861-65) about the War
Between the States. These letters
were compiled from, a book print-,
ed in 1943. The cost of living was
very high during this era-cheese
was $15.00; ham, $10.00; and
watermelons were $2.50.'
' Mrs. Tison gave a syiopsis'of
the life of. Robert Edward Lee
(1807-1870). General Leej.coim-
-manded the Confederate Army
during the War Between the
States. He was a Christian soldier
whose motto was, Do right and
leave the rest to God."
New business discussed was

Insurance Services Ribbon Cutting
The photo above was taken last week during ribbon cutting ceremonies at the new office of
Gary D. White & Associates Insurance Services in Port St. Joe, located on Fifth Street adjacent to
Campbell's Drugs and the Newberry Eye Clinic.'
On hand to witness and assist were, from left, J. Lee McCroan, Jim Walthur, Tonya Nixon,
Mayor Frank Pate, children Andrew and Erin White, Gary White and wife; Suzanne, Judy and Rick
Bailey, Steve Steinhauer, Pauline Pendarvis, and Tamara Laine.

Advertising Pays-Call 227-1278 or 229-8997
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the Membership Tea which will be
: held at the home of Day McGee on
Saturday, the 15th day of
February in Apalachicola.
After the meeting; the host
and hostess served delicious
refreshments to all the members
. and guests.

Gulf Health Unit

Is Tops In Florida

In a recent letter received
from Richard G. Hunter, PhD,
Deputy State Health Officer with
the Florida Department Of Health
(FDH), the Gulf County Health
Department was commended on
the superb job they are doing in
providing health services to the
residents of Gulf County.
SThroughout a week in
November, a quality improvement
peer review team from the FDH
reviewed and audited all aspects
of the services provided by the
Gulf facility.
According to the report,"The
Gulf County Health Department
is to be commended for their team
approach in health department
operations. All staff cooperate
with each other to ensure service

IBridge Begins at
the Senior Center
S Bridge will be played each
Thursday at 2:30 p.m., E.S.T., at
the new senior citizens center in
Port St. Joe. Singles are welcome,
Sas well as all'other interested
bridge players. Call 647-3243 for
more information.

All proceeds from bingo will
,be used to pay for the debt reduc-
tion of the new center and for
meals. The Board of Directors is
very grateful to the public for their
outstanding support of the bingo
game they have been conducting.

Wewa Kinard 639-5176
Drive A Little Save A Lot
'; Citrus Stock takes low 20's.
Kumquals, Salsuma Orange, Lemon-
Peach, Pear, Plum, Pecan Grape. Fig.
Japanese Persimmon, Pomegranate,
Blueberry, Bradford Pear, Japanese
Magnolia, Camellia, Native Azalea,
Crepe Myrtle, Althea, Bridal Wrealh.
Also Guineas lor Sale.
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Amber Lucille Brogdon

Amber is Seven!
'Amber Lucille Brogdon cele-
brated her seventh birthday on
January 5th. Enjoying the occa-
sion with Amber were her brother.
Shane, sisters, Katie, Shel, and
Candi, and her father, James E.

Gardeners Host

Chili Luncheon
A chili luncheonn: sponsored
by the Sea Oats and Dunes. Gar-
den Club. will be held Saturday,
February 1, from nori until 4 00
p.m. (ET) at the St. Joe Beach
Fire Hall. Tickets may be pur-
chased from.the members or at
the door. A plate, for $4.00, will
consist of chili, crackers, bever-
age and dessert. Proceeds will go
toward the scholarship fund"
which will help defray college ex-
penses for a local student.

First GulfCounty

Genealogy Meeting
Everyone in the area is wel-
come to come together on
Tuesday. February 4th at 7:00
p.m. in the Port St. Joe Public
Library for the -irst genealogy
meeting ever held'in Gulf County.

1'a1~~e4 ,aee#

I woe Frank D. May, D.M.D.

We regret to inform everyone that Dr. James
Campbell has decided to no longer see his
patients in our office here in Port:St. Joe.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may
cause, and will make every effort to assist anyone
affected by this change.

Please call 904-227-1123 if you have
any questions about this or any other dental
concern, and we will do our best to help:

Yours for Better Oral Health,
Frank D. May, D.M.D.

delivery is of the highest quality."
The Health Department
received outstanding commenda-
tions in the areas of service deliv-
ery, community relationships,
and performance and productivi-
ty. In a survey of the department's
client satisfaction rate, a high
90% gave the service a positive
rating-the highest in the state.
Department officials received
a challenge from the review team
of "health problems" rising in the
area which should be monitored.
Among those are infant mortality,
low birthweight babies; teen
births, years of potential life lost,
and environmental health.

Registration For
Valentine Pageant
S The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association will once
again be sponsoring the Valentine
Pageant to be held on February 8
at Wewahitchka Elementary
There will be a registration fee
of $10.00 per child. All contes-
tants will receive a trophy.
Registration forms are available
at Wewahitchka Elementary
School, Wewahitchka High School
and at the K.I.D.S. center. Forms
must be turned in by February
3rd. Call 229-8466 for more infor-

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123 Narvaez Street
Port St. Joe Beach

Bruce and Sonya Motley
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:.t ,Luverne Lowery Youngblood
S 2,2/,31 11, 10,,/96 e.
v Special Memorial Servicefor Luverne Lowery

To ongblood
Sunday, February 2, 1997, 6:00 p.m., CST
Abe Springs Baptist Church, Blountstown
Special invitation to St. Joseph Telephone Company
and friends of Luverne Youngblood
The lo\ ing family of Abe Springs Baptist Church invites everyone to an
evening of worship and praise in honor ofL iverne Luwery Youngblood.
Singing i groups include Elizabeth Youngblood McCormick and Edward
Youngblood A covered dish dinner %ill be available after die service.
Perhapsyou sent a lovely card, or sar quiltly in a1 chlai ,
Peirhapsyou sent a floral piece, ifso we saw itzthere.
Perhaps you spoke the kindest wordi, as any friend could say;
Perh.ps- you irT,'- noot there at all, 'ust thought of us all day.
7 Intrrep r you did to console our hearts,
we thank you so much, whatever the part.
Luverne Lowery Toungblood
(Poem found in Luverne's personal documents)
Directions to Abe Springs: FL 20 West froin Blount-stown,
8 miles, South ion C-275, Churchl is 1 1/2 miles on left.
Information: 904/265-6614, 904/674-5880



Enter Guidance Clinic's

Robert Trammell installs the slate of offi-
cers for the Historical Society. From left:
Trammell, Rene Shoaf, Layman Wilkinson,

Ann Yon, Sadie Gardner and Dr. Eliza

Trammell Shows Video On

the Restoraton of Old Home

"Stop Sn
Edwin R. Alles, Executive
Director bf the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc., has
:announced that the clinic is now
accepting participants for "Stop
Smoking Programs". Ailes, a
licensed. psychotherapist and
trained hypnotherapist, indicated
that anyone interested in quitting
smoking may call (904) 227-1145
for immediatescheduling.
According to Alles, the "Stop
Smoking Program" at the clinic,
utilizes hypnosis and ,behavior
Management techniques to'help
individuals to quit smoking effec-
tively and smoothly. Ailes stated
that participants may choose to
quit Immediately or may wish to
ebeth duce gradually until succeed-
Ing. This can be accomplished in
one session if immediate smoking
cessation if desired, or within
three 'eeks if the participant
wants to reduce gradually.
: Interested participants will
need to call and schedule an indi-
vidual interview with Mr. Ailes.
S Individual and small group ses-
sions are available. The next
group program is forming now.

joking Program"

Fees are dependent upon length
of participation. For "your own

sake," make your appointment for
a "fresh start" today at 227-1145.

I -4.

Former State Representative
Robert Trammell showed a video
of old houses restored and in the.
'process of being rebuilt to the St.
Joseph Historical Society at Its
annual dinner meeting Friday
The homes-all well over 100
years old-were all located in
Marianna-and were the object of:
restoration efforts by Floye Brew-
ton, formerly of Port St. Joe. The
"centerpiece /of the, video, was
"Brewton's restoration of the Eli-
SCriglar mansion on Lafayette.
Street In Marlanna. Brewton now
makes this historical project his
The Ell-Criglar home, built
around the time old St. Joseph:
was being established-1837-
was obtained by Brewton from
the Criglar heirs five years ago
and extensive work had to go into
restoring the old mansion to Its
former glory. The home had been
split into two houses at sometime
in the past and Trammel] had ob-
Stained the other section, restoring
it and moving his law omces into
Sthe old dwelling.
The video :contained scenes
from seven old homes Brewton
has faithfully 'restored to their.
,original architecture and one.
which is in the process.
S Betty McNeill gav' a' report
on projects in progress and to be
undertaken by the Historical So-
cilciety during the coming year.
These include the rewriting of
Gulf County's history. The society
plans to have the historical narra-
tive complete for the observance
of the county's 75th anniversary.
The society is looking Into the
possibility of purchasing the old
| lighthouse which was recently
Stake out of service by the U. S.
Coast Guard. Billy Howell report-
: ed to the society that the light Is
in excellent condition, "as good as
when it was first commissioned in
1876," he remarked.
Howell said the light and the
machinery which operates it are
-/ '

in perfect operating order and
could be serving mariners again
with only a few hours of prepara-
Trammell also served as in-
stalling omcer to seat the new
slate to serve for the coming year.
These include: Layman Wil-
kinson, president; Sadie Gardner,

vice-president: Ann Yon, record-
ing secretary; Dr. Elizabeth
Jones, corresponding secretary
and Rerie Shoaf, treasurer.
County Commissioner Na-
than Peters, Jr., presented a
check for $500 to the.. new presi-
dent Layman Wilkinson. to be
used In their projects. The funds
were a portion of Commissioner
Peters' discretionary fund.

PSJE's Newest M.A.P. Members
FIFTH GRADERS-Seated in the front row, from left, are
Tiffany Bellew, Ashley Haddock, Casey Kennedy, and Tommy
Curry. From left in the second row are Ashby Davis, Melissa
Nixon, Nicholas Reynolds, and Randi Sasser.

Thank Everyone
The John C. Gainous V.F.W.
Post #10069 and Ladies Auxiliary
would like to thank everyone for
making our benefit barbecue
chicken dinner such a great suc-
." A special thanks to George

15th St., Mexico Beach
"Fabulous Italian Pasta Dinner"
Sponsored by the Altar Society of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Italian Pasta/Meatballs, Salad, Dessert & Beverage
Friday, February 7, 1997
SServing 4:30 6:30 PM, .ST
Adults and Take Out Orders $6.00 Children Under 12 $3
as ai f

'Duren of Piggly Wiggly for donai-
ing all the cole slaw: David Rich of
I.G.A. for the beans (at cost):
Linda's Restaurant for donating
all the gallons of tea and ice: Dick
Walker of Dixie Dandy for the
chickens (at cost): the welding
shop of Port St. Joe High School
and Box USA for the use of their
cookers: Comforter Funeral home
for the use of their tent; Mayor
Pate for the use of the flatbed: and
Channel 8 of Mexico Beach for the
We would also like to thank
ALL the volunteer workers (cooks,.
servers, runners and deliverers).
We could not have done it without
your help and thanks to the com-
munity who purchased over 700:
dinners and the extra donations
put into the box.
.We would also like to extend
special thanks" to all from Butch
i' Arendt and Jimmy Wilder.





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MAP Program
SFifteen fourth graders and
eight fifth graders attending Port;
SSt. Joe Elementary School were
told Monday of their selection to'
participate in the 1997 MAP:
Motivation for Academic Perfor-
mance program. MAP is a pro-
gram for high ability fourth and
fifth grade students offered by the
Duke University Talent Identifi-
cation Program.
; : In order to be eligible for the
program, students have to attend
school in TIP's 16-state Talent
SSearch region, be in the fourth or
fifth grade, and must have scored
at the 95th percentile or above on
the national norms of a standard-
ized achievement, aptitude, or
mental ability test (i.e., CTBS
Founded in 1980, the Duke
University Talent Identification
Program (TIP) is a non-profit edu-
cational organization. TIP is dedi-
,ccated ,to identifying and serving
academically talented youth and
Shas traditionally made itself avail-
Sable to high achieving students
beginning in seventh grade with.
the Talent Search program.
Realizing that talents need to
be nurtured even earlier. TIP
began the Motivation for
Academic Performance (MAP) pro-
gram in 1994. MAP takes an
already successful program one
step further by offering TIP's
resources to a broader population
of students.
MAP focuses on bright fourth
and fifth graders and strives to
assist with the development and
encouragement of their academic
talents by drawing attention to
positive performance, sharing
pertinent information, and pro-
viding avenues to enrichment

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New Merchant Leadership
The 1997 Port St. Joe Merchants Association officers are
anxious to begin plans for a promising new year of growth and
change. Newly elected to lead the organization are, from left,
Cheryl Peak, Secretary/Treasurer; Tonya Nixon, Vice President;
and Jeanie Mims, President.

FOURTH GRADERS-Seated in the front row, from left, are
Kimberly Burkert, Caroline Capps, Anna Godwin, and Chad
Lucas. Seated from left in the second row are Sandra Roney,
Sheen Bell, Eric Bellew; and Nikkitta Bobzien. Standing, from
left, are Ryan Craig, Jarrod McArdle, Jonathan Roney, Anna
Salzer, Megan Todd. and Terrance Woullard. Also chosen was
Jesslyn Rose (absent from photo).

Dr. Campbell's Gulf and Franklin County
Orthodontic Patients
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will be
treating our Gulf and Franklin county patients in the
St. Joe office of
located at 325 Long Ave., effective immediately.
Please call our Panama City office for
appointment information at 1-800-432-4511.
Thank you,
Dr. James D. Campbell and staff
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J.B. "Smokey" Smith
Jarrell B. "Smokey" Smith,
.80, of Highland View, passed
away Monday morning at his
home. A native of West Virginia,
he had been a resident here since
1959. He was the first person
hired at Michigan Chemical
Company. now Premier Services,
and has retired from that job. Mr.
;Smith was a veteran of WWII,
Receiving the Purple Heart. He
S was a member of the Willis V.
SRowan American Legion Post-116,
and the Highland View Church of
God. He was preceded in death by
his wife of 46 years. Odell R.
Survivors include, his wife,
Louise Smith of Highland View;
three daughters and sons-in-law.
SPhyllis and Bob Moore of Port St.
' Joe, Kaye and Jerry Turvaville of
Tallahassee, and Donna and
Frank Ritch of Port St. Joe; four
grandchildren; eight great-grand-
children; four brothers. Harold
Smith of Elk View. West.Virginia,
Luther Smith and Ted Smith,
S both of Clendenin. West Virginia.
and John Lee Smith of Omaha.
Nebraska; one sister, Edith
Durbin of Clendenin; several
Sstep-children; and a special niece,
S "anice Rupert of Highland View.
1 T The funeral service was held
at 2:00 p.m., E.S.T., Wednesday
at the Highland View Church of
God, conducted by Rev. Tim
Bailey. Interment followed in the
family plot in Holly Hill Cemetery.
Those that wish may make dona-
tions in his memory to the
S American Cancer Society.
All services were under the
'.:direction of the Comforter Funeral

George Herring
George David Herring, 83. of
Wewahitchka, died Tuesday, Jan-
uary 21. due to Injuries sustained
in an automobile accident. Mr.
Herring moved to Wewahitchka
from Panama City in 1953 where
he owned and operated Dave's
SBar & Lounge until his retire-
ment. He was an avid fisherman
and quail hunter who loved the
outdoors and life in general.
S He is survived by his wife.
Irene Herring.. a son. Dempsey
Herring and wife Joan; a daugh-
.ter, Doris Herring Roberts and
husband Oneal. all of Wewahitch-
ka; his sisters. Agnes Howard of
Panama City, Inez Glass of DeFu-
hiak Springs, and the late Franc-
es Bennett of Slidell, Louisiana;
Ssix grandchildren. Lisa McDaniel
SHartley and husband Lynn of
SPanama City, David McDaniel
Sand wife Christa of Wewahitchka,
,,Val Anderson and husband Scott,

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Cindy Wiseman and husband Ke-
vin, Gina Herring and Tania Her-
ring, all of Wilmington, North
Carolina; seven great-
grandchildren, Benjamin Hunter
McDaniel, Michael and Kelsey
Wiseman, Brittany Parish, Court-
ney, Taylor, and Kyle Anderson;
and numerous nieces, nephews,
and friends.
The funeral service was held
at 11:00 a.m., C.S.T., Saturday,
January 25, at First Baptist
Church of Wewahitchka, con-
ducted by Rev. Charles Pettis and
Rev. Mike .Stroud. Interment fol-
lowed in the family plot in Jehu
Asked to serve as active pall-
bearers were: Robert Howard,
Marty Howard. Bill Dawsey. Paul
Cunningham, Ward McDaniel,
Charlie Melvin, David Raulerson,
arid Danny Brogdon. Asked to
serve as honorary pallbearers
were: Bo Whitehurst. Jim Dletz,
David Gaskin, Ed Hemby, Tommy
Montford, H. Y. Zipperer, Bronzell
Ward, Lonnie McDaniel, Charlie
Foster, John Henry. Pridgeon,
Charlie Sexton, arid Duey, Bill,
and Lonnie Nunnery.
All services were 'under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home. Wewahitchka Branch

Sarah L. Kenney
Sarah Logan Kenney, 84, of
Port St. Joe, died Tuesday,
January 21 at her home. She was
a native of Atlanta, Georgia and
grew up in Pensacola. She was a
resident of Port St. Joe and Lynn
Haven for many years and was a
member of St. Andrew's Episcopal
Church in Panama City.
Mrs. Kenney is survived by,
her husband of 62 years, Basil
Edward Kenney of Port St. Joe:
hvo daughters and sons-in-law.
Jacquelyn and William Quarles
and Ann and James B. Roberts.
all of Port St. Joe; seven grand-
children, Biff Quarles of
Chesterfield, Virginia, Susan
Harmon of Richmond, Virginia.
Anne Quarles of Hillborough.
North Carolina. Bob Quarles of
Pensacola Beach, Sarah Abbott of
Pensacola. Jim Roberts of Port St.
Joe, and Thomas Roberts of
Pensacola. She Is also survived by
10 great-grandchildren that she
was very proud of and loved very
Graveside funeral services for
Mrs. Kenney were conducted in
Pensacola' at the Logan Family
plot in Bayview Cemetery on
Friday, January 24 at 11:00 a.m.,
C.S.T. The family requests that in
lieu of flowers, contributions be
made to Faith Christian School,
801 20th Street, Port St. Joe, FL

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32456 in memory of Mrs. Kerney.
All services were under the
direction of Gilmore-Southerland
Funeral Home of Port St. Joe.

William F. Dobbins
Willam F. Dobbins, 54, of
Overstreet, passed away Sunday
afternoon, January 26 in Gulf
Pines Hospital following anrt
extended illness. He was a mem-
ber of Kinard Holiness Church
and was employed by St. Joe
Container Company for 16 years.
Fishing and family were his life
and he was loved by many.
Survivors include his wife,
Katie Dobbins; two sons, William
Farrell Dobbins, Jr. and Eddie
Duane Dobbins; a daughter,
Donna Rebecca. Dobbins, all of
Overstreet; six grandchildren; two
step-grandchildren: one brother,
Troy Dobbins of :Monroe,
Louisiana; four sisters Gwen
McGraw of Bastrop, Louisiana.,
Sue Weatherwax of Antioch, ,
California, Alice Fay Fontnot of;
LeBlanc, Louisiana, and Shirley
LeJeune of Jennlngs, Louisiana:
his step-mother. Patricia Dobbins
of Port St. Joe; two step-brothers,
Stanley Wayne Fall of Beacon Hill .

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I Auction Nets $1,850.00 for

Purchase of Van for Citizens

Gulf County Association for
Retarded Citizens .and Gulf

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County Transportation held an
auction/fund-raiser Monday,
January 27, at the Centennial
Building to raise funds to pur-
chase a vehicle for use in trans-
potting Gulf Countians.
The communities of Gulf
County have always been known
for their generosity to worthwhile
causes, from the excellent sport-
ing programs of the schools; to
youth programs; to the senior cit-
izens organization; to those less
fortunate. The unselfish giving to
the GCARC/GCT fundraiser
exemplifies the county's charita-
ble spirit.
The Associations' wholehea rt-
ed thanks go out to the citizens of
Gulf County for their generous
donations, attendance and spirit-
ed bidding at the auction/fund-
raiser. Because of this charitable
nature, they were able to raise
STheir thanks especially goes.
out to those who donated items
for the auction or: made cash
donations to the ARC/Trarispor-
tation such as C & B Company,

*Beach and Joseph Fall of
California; a half-brother,
Kenneth Ray Trahan; and two
half-sisters, Patricia Ann Trahan
and Wanda Louise Trahan; and
many nieces and nephews who
loved him.
The funeral service was held
at 3:00 p.m., E.S.T., Tuesday at
the graveside in Pleasant Rest
Cemetery, conducted by Rev.
Carlton Cain. Interment followed.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral

Lee M. Baggett
Funeral services for Lee
Malcolm Baggett, 47, of Collins,
~ississippi were held at 10:00
a.m. Wednesday; January 22,
from Collins United Methodist
Church' with Revs. Rocky
Miskelly,'Joe Ratcliffaid Charles
Waddell officiating. Interment was
in the'Collins City Cemetery with
Billy' M. King-Johns-Colonial
ChapelFuneral Home in charge of
the arrangements. .
Pallbearers were Charles
Allday, Buddy Miller. Gary Lott.
Dar Saulters, Jack Bailey,
Donald Rushing, Shawn Duck-
worth, Lynn Smith, Greg Mooney
and Bobby, Dossett. Honorary
pallbearers were Mobil Oil
Company employees.
Mr.' Baggett passed& away
Saturday, January 18 in
Poplarville. A veteran of the U.S.
Marine Corps; he served in
Vietnam. He 'was a member of
Collins United Methodist Churdh
and was operation supervisor
with Mobil Oil Company.
Survivors include his wife,
Paula Baggett of Collins,
Mississippi; five daughters, Cara
Buffington of Hattlesburg, Missis-
sippi, Pam Fetty of Nashville.
Tennessee, Lisa Baggett of Port
St. Joe, Sumner Baggett and
Jordan Baggett, both of Collins:
two sons-in-law, Craig Fetty of
Nashville and Cliff Bulfington of
Hattiesburg: his mother, Callie
Mae Baggett of Collins; one sister,
Peggy Gardner of Richmond.
Texas: and two brothers, Jimmie
Baggett of Collins and Joe Darrell
Baggett of Jackson. Mississippi:
and his mother- and father-in-
law, Joan and James Wise of Port
St. Joe.
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Interiors Etc., Box USA, Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative, Inc.,
Old Saltworks Cabins, the
Coleman family,F Raffield's
Fisheries, St. Joe Tel. & Tel.
Service Department, Freeman's
Auto Detail, Lee and Rose Mary
Mapel; the Gainnie family, the
Butler family, First Union Bank
(PSJ Branch), The Phone Store,
Maxine's Restaurant, Glenda
Whiting, and Citizens Federal
Savings Bank of PSJ.
SA special thanks goes to India
Miller whose performance at the
event was inspiring and Johnny
Linton who served as the master
of ceremonies, and also to Mr. and
Mrs. Wade Clark for serving as
the auctioneer and overseeing the
Congratulations go to the
most spirited Gator fan in Gulf
County, Billy Traylor. His top bid
won him the bragging rights and
ownership of the Gator auto-
graphed football. Congratulations
also go out to James Hall, a true
Seminole fan, for his acquisition
of the Bobby Bowden football with
his high bid.

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PSJ Elementary Science Fair Winners
Among those attending the 1997 Chipola Regional Science Fair, hosted by Chipola Junior
College in Marianna on February 27 and 28 will be these winners from Port St. Joe Elementary
School. In the photo above are, from left, Susan Ellmer, first place, "Garbage Hardening"; Ryan
Laine, third place, "Oxidation"; James Daniels, second place, "How Is Weather Determined"; and
Jeremy Robershaw, fourth place, "Magnets", who were chosen last Friday during the school's
annual Science Fair exhibit.

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national priority according to
Marien, and the Gulf of Mexico is
a unique area which is suitable
for testing of the United States'
defense system.
Up to 36 launches a year
would occur beginning in 1999, if
approved, varying in location,
land to land, land to sea, sea to
sea. A maximum of 48 interceptor
launches would occur from either
land launch sites in the northern
Gulf of Mexico or ships. The actu-
al number of launches is likely to
S be less.
During launch times, air and
boat traffic will be restricted in the
launch and intercept areas, as
well as land traffic which would
be stopped for four hours.
Input from Local Citizens
The proposed site on Cape
San Bias is on the southern edge
of the Cape, with buildings to be
constructed upon upland areas,
to house the launch site and sup-
port areas. In the 5:30 session,
numerous Cape residents and
other concerned citizens spoke,
airing their concerns. Don Thiel,
owner of Cape San Bias Camping
Resort, was in opposition to the
proposed launches from Cape San
S Blas. He stated "There is a real.
danger in any proposed testing,"
and voiced his concerns over pos-
sible economic impact associated
with visitors not wanting to vaca-
tion in a launch area.
Bill McGee posed two ques-..
tions to the panel. His questions
were: "Why are we choosing Cape
San Bias without any alternative
sites? and Why didn't you solve
the intermediate range problem,
earlier in : Theater Missile
A 28 year Army veteran and.
now Cape resident, John Thorpe.
said, "We should oppose it. Safety
Is in probabilities. Probably it will
never go wrong, but it might". He
Went oh to list a number of disas-
ters associated with testing he
has personally witnessed while
serving in the military. Decades
ago in Oklahoma while testing of a
long range gun, the projectile
missed its proposed target. went
over the mountain and landed in
a town, killing a woman hanging
out her laundry. He concluded
with the recent accident on Cape
Canaveral when the rocket
exploded right after launch.
Another j, resident Bob
Killgallin, also opposed the site

because of the environmental
impact associated with missile
launches, and the amount of
chemicals which are released dur-
ing launch to the atmosphere and
ground below. He stated there
was always a 2% residue associat-
ed with fuel consumption.,
On the flip side of the ques-
tion, a number of citizens sup-
ported the proposed launch site,
stating that to continue the free-
doms which Americans now
enjoy, you must test defensive
military systems, and that every-
one in the nation must do their
Corbett Howell, a resident of
Simmons Bayou, said all share
the burden of the defense of our
country, and a slight change in
our normal life is a small price to
Nathan Peters, Jr., county
commission chairman, spoke as
an individual and Cape property
owner, voicing his support of the
proposed testing to provide secu-
rity for the safety .of American
The military officials did not
answer questions during the com-
ment session but printed hand-
outs were available prior to the
session that answered some of the
questions which are of concern to
local residents.
Q6 of the fact sheet, "Safety
Issues, Extended Test Range,
SEIS" was. "Are rocket launch
emissions into the air toxic to the
plants, animals, or marine life
found near any of the launch
The answer the military had
was, "Rocket launch emissions
could affect air and water quality.
In turn this could affect plants.
animals, or marine life near any
launch sites. Environmental ana-
lyzes will investigate these possi-
It is not too late to give your
comments on the proposed site;
you have until February 28 to
submit written comments. You
may send e-mail to tmd_
egtr@ro.com, or written com-
ments to: Ms. Linda Ninh, U.S.
Army Space and Strategic Defense
Command, Attn: CSSD-EN-V. P.
O. Box 1500, Huntsville. AL
All comments at the hearing
and written comments received
prior to February 28. 1997 will be
included in the Draft Supplemen-
tal Environmental Impact

Gulf Transportation

Board Meeting Thurs.
The Gulf County, Transpor-
tation Disadvantaged Coordina-
ting Board has announced plans
for a meeting to which all persons
are invited. The agenda will
include the Community Trans-
portation Coordinator's Quarterly
Operational and Financial Report
and the Federal Transit Adminis-
tration Grant Application.
The purpose of the public
hearing is to allow residents the
opportunity to. discuss with the
local board unmet transportation
needs, or any other areas that
relate to local transportation ser-
The meeting will be held in
the Gulf County Commission
Room in Port St. Joe on
Thursday, February 6, beginning
at 2:00 .p.m., eastern time. All
interested persons are encour-
aged to attend. Transportation
will be provided to eligible Individ-
uals by calling the Community
Transportation Coordinator, Gtilf
County Transportation, at 229-
6327. ,
For more information, contact
Vanita Anderson. Transportation
Disadvantaged Program Coor-
dinator. at the Apalachee Regional
Planning Council at (904) 674-J
4571., r; ,

Social Security

Rep. Will Visit
According to Social Security
Administration District Manager,
James W. Taliaferro, most social
security business can be handled
over the phone. You are Invited to
call Social Security at -800-772-

Retirement Here He Comes!
After 42 years of dedicated service to the local paper mill, David Tipton will hang up his hard
hat in retirement at the end of this month from Florida Coast Paper Company. He was a member
of the maintenance department and was employed as a painter. Wishing him well in the photo
above were his fellow employees, from left, Robert Redmon, Bill Lane, Ray Likely, Jimmie Cox,
Jimmy Johnson, (David Tipton), Harvey Carter. Tommy Walker, Eric Teat, Gary Sasnett, Oscar
Hysmith, and Tommy Oliver.

1213. Panama City. The office is open
If this is not possible, you Monday through Friday from 8:30
may come to the office located at a.m. to 3:30 p.m., except on
30 West Government Street in ;national holidays.:

The next scheduled visit will
be in the Gulf County Courthouse
on February 3rd from, 1 a.m.
until noon (ET).

Helen T. Spohrer

Local Realtor Earns

CCIM Designation

Helen Townsend Spohrer was
recently rewarded the Certified
Commercial Investment Member
(CCIM) designation by the Coim-
mercial Investment Real Estate
Institute, an affiliate of the Na-
tional Association of Realtors.
The CCIM designation is giv-
en only to specialists in commer-
cial property development, mar.-
keting, brokerage and investment
analysis "who have completed
graduate level courses in these
areas. Of an estimated 125,000
practitioners nationwide, only
4,800 have earned the CCIM des-
Spohrer owns Prudential Re-
sort Realty of St. George Island, a
full-service real estate company
that handles resort property, both
residential and commercial, in
Franklin and Gulf counties.

She specializes in listing and
selling cominercial, investment
and income properties and in
beach property development and
environmental permitting. Spoh-
rer has worked in real estate for
16 years.
Since 1991, she has person-
ally closed over 20 million dollars
in residential real estate sales on
St. George Island: and bver 17
million dollars in commercial
transactions, including sales and
development in Florida and the
Bahamas. She is the co-developer
of Sunset Beach.beachfront sub-
division on St. George Island, the
St. George Island Marina Project
and a 232 acre beach parcel at
Mexico Beach adjacent to Tyndall
Air Force Base.
Spohrer is the only CCIM irn
Franklin and Gulf Counties.

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Irish Potatoes For North Florida

From left, Michael Grantham, Betty Lou Joanus, Charlie Barnes and Alien Cox.

Seminole Booster ClUb

The newly formed Gulf Coast
Seminole Booster Club recently
held a dinner party at Butler's
Restaurant and were visited by
several distinguished guests from
Charlie Barnes, Executive
Director of the FSU Boosters,
Betty' Lou Joanus, head of the
Alumni Association, and Michael
Grantham, Seminole Booster and
Capitol City Bank officer were

St. Joe High

Science Fair
Port St. Joe High School will
host a Science, Fair Open House
on Thursday, January 30th from
6 to 7 p.m. and again on Friday,
January 31st from 9 a.m. until
2:30 p.m.
Members of the community
are cordially invited to stop by
and view the creativity displayed
by the students through their

guests of the local club. Also mak-
ing the trip from Tallahassee were
Jack and Andy Lawley.
Mr. Barnes spoke in length
about the Seminole Booster orga-
nization and about the class and
character of a man everyone
knows, Bobby Bowden.
Ms. Joanus gave the group a

history lesson on Florida State
athletics and the university. She
reinforced how proud all Seminole
supporters are of the football pro-
gram and its unparalleled success
over the past 10 years.
Anyone interested in the Gulf
Coast Seminole Club should con-
tact its president, Allen Cox at

Grand Opening For The Stiles Brown
Senior Citizens and Community Building

The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association is
proud to announce that the
grand opening of their new
center will be held on
Sunday, February 23 from
2:00 to 5:00 p.m., E.S.T.
"There will be an official
ribbon cutting ceremony to
celebrate the fulfillment of
the, late .Stiles Brown's

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wlllbe held this Saturday,
February I from 10 a.m..to 3
p.m. at the, Port.5t;. Joe Fire
Department Meeting Room on
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Attention, Parents ... Tryouts for

ages 6 7 10 and a / first-time players
with the Port 5t. Joe League will be held
Saturday, February 8th beginning at 1:30 p.m. SHARP!
(Scheduling revised due to ongoing Upward Basketball program)


ALL NEW Port St. Joe

D xie Boys Baseball
for boys 13 & 14 years of age, will hold
Its ONLY Registration on Saturday,
February 1st from 12 noon until 3 p.m. (same location).
Players who did not participate in P5J's Dixie Youth League in 1996
must bring a xerox copy of their birth certificate. Players must accom-
pany parents to registration for uniform sizing.

The Board of Directors
and staff of the center will be
on hand to greet the public.
Refreshments and food will
be served to those attending.
Everyone is cordially
invited to attend and see
what a community working
together can accomplish. A,
tour of the entire facility will
be conducted during the

Srs. Are Selling
BBQ Sandwiches
SThe Gulf County Senior
CitizensAssociaUon will be selling
BBQ beef sandwich dinners on
Friday, January 31st from 11:00z
a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Frank Pate
Park In Port St. Joe, and they will
also deliver them to local bust-:
The dinner will consist of a
large BBQ beef sandwich, chips,
and iced tea for only $3.00. Please
call 229-8466 to place your order.,
Christian Fellowship
Had Members' Outing
Christian Fellowship Baptist
Church enjoyed an outing to
Apalachicola on Saturday,
January 25. They visited the
downtown stores, took in the his-'
toric sites, and had lunch.
It was a beautiful time of fel-
lowship and everyone had a won-
derful time. Christian Fellowship
Church is located at 500 15th
Street in Mexico Beach.

Nurse Myrtice
Dean Retiring
The staff of the Gulf County
i Health Department would like to
invite everyone to attend a retire-
ment reception honoring Myrtice
Dean, R.N..
Ms. Dean is the Senior Com-
munity Health Nurse and has
been employed at the Gulf
County Health Department for 19
The reception will be held Fri
day, January 31. from 3:00 until
5:00 p.m.. C.S.T.. in the court-
room of the Old Gulf Count),
Courthouse in Wewalutchka.

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Roy Lee Caiter
The Irish potato is a good
choice for most Florida gardens.
When planted in theJate winter
or early spring (Februay March
10), 100 pounds of seed should
produce 10 bushels or more of
potatoes. Use certified seed pota-
to where possible. Avoid table
stock potato as planting stock as
you may get a poor variety or one
,,that will not sprout. Each seed
piece should be cut into a two
ounce size and should have two
or more eyes. The cut seed piece
could be dusted with a fungicide
such as captain to prevent seed
piece decay. Fall planting is not
For planting, it is best to first
make a raised bed about 6 inches
high and 1-2 feet wide. If several
rows are to be planted, space
these rows 36-42 inches apart in
the garden. Place the seed pieces

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into the furrow at 8-12 intervals.
Cover and water the freshly pant-
ed rows. When preparing the bed.
make sure you have used liberal
amounts of fertilizer, 1 quart of
10-10-10 fertilizer per 50 feet of
row space. Sidedress potatoes
twice three weeks apart with one
pound of 10-10-10 per 50 feet of
row space.
Blind tubers are not an un-
common potato production prob-
lem. Let's consider a typical expe-
rience: a Florida gardener planted
Irish potato seed pieces Just a di-
rected. When, after several days.
there were no signs of plants, he/
she scratched into the soil to look
at the seeds. The seeds had*
sprouted, but the plants weren't
growing the small young tuber at
the end of each one. However,
there was no leafy top growth,
only the small, round tubers.
which would never reach a useful
The experience I described re-
sulted from blind tubers, sprout
tubers, or more simply potatoes
without tops. As I said, it's a fair-
7 ly common problem In home gar-
dens throughout North Florida.
We probably would first think
that this problem results from
some kind of plant disease. But,
it isn't caused by fungi, bacteria.
or any kind of parasitic organism.
The problem actually starts in-
side the seed pieces themselves.
and seems to be caused by an ab-
normally high concentration of
cell sap.
Seed potatoes should be
stored in a cool, dark place not a
warm one. This helps prevent
sprouting. However. if the storage
temperature gets too high, and
sprouting does occur, Just leave
the sprouts alone don't remove
Your best bet is to buy fresh
seed pieces at a garden center.
Then plant the seed quickly in
C warm, moist soil, not. cool, dry
soil. If you try to raise potatoes by
planting seed pieces cut from
stock potatoes. you bought at the
grocery store. :we can almost
guarantee that you'll see symp-
toms of blind tuber development.
store potatoes are often treated
with a sprout Inhibitor. And this
treatment can result in the blind
tuber problem.
Many gardeners are sur-
prised to see small green, tomato
likefruits forming on the tops of
potato plants at certain times of
the year. These fruits are not the
result of crossing of potatoes with
tomatoes, .but are the natural

By Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist

When little children are teething,
signs of discomfort are fairly obvious.
However, foot discomfort isn't always
as easy to spot. A toddler's developing
feet may be unstable as a result of
muscle or other weakness. Also, the'
bones in the feet are still quite flexible
and are vulnerable to twisting and
other stresses.
Parents should make a pdint of
observing a toddler's walking patterns
to see if there appears to be any ab-
normal movements. Even if none is
obvious, the.child who is starting to
walk should be brought to a podia-
trist for an examination of the feet
and evaluation of his or her walking

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among young
children. In many A
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the help of removable, lightweight
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comfortable shoes of modem design.
The podiatrist treats childhood foot
problems in consultation with the pe-
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summer rains begin.
Varieties recommended for
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and Superior, and the round reds

like Red LaSoda and Red Pontiac.
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types as they grow poorly.
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your Cooperative Extension Office
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Fundraising Dinner (serving the public)
Red Cross Mobile Trailer
Port St. Joe Blood Pressure Check
Public Bingo
Wewahitchka Blood Pressure Check
Beltone Visiting
'Home Health Program (open to public)
Sugar Tests
Fundraising Dinner (serving the public)

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From left. Gulf Coast coach Darren Mazeroski, Shark
Coach Duane McFarland, parents Warren and Jacque Yeager
witness Ryan Yeager signing.

Brian Jenkins signs as his parents, Johnny and Shirley
Jenkins, C.hipola Coach Jeff Johnson and Coach Duane

Shown signing with Chipola Jr. College is Cameron Likely
as his parents, Minnie and Roy Likely, Jr., Chipola Coach Jeff
Johnson and Coach Duane McFarland.

Three Shark Seniors Sgn Scholarships

SThree Port .St, Joe High Brian Jenkins and Cameron Cameron Likely showed his speed College. Ryan had only one error RBI's. team Last year, the Sharks lost
school seniors signed early in- Likely. along with their parents, as he led the team In stolen bases all season for the Sharks. as well The trio will build a nucleus, out in the state final eight play-off
t-, senis s o.. lear, fnr met with Chipola Junior College with 25. He also hit .355 on the as a .403 batting average with 30 for a strong 1997 Shark baseball game against Keystone Heights.

LT t 1 y IIucw La u t .w'
northern Panhandle junior colleg-
es. In the past ten years, Port St.
Joe High school baseball coach
Duane McFarland recalls approxi-
mately fourteen .prior baseball

baseball coach Jeff Johnson on
Monday afternoon and accepted
offers of full scholarships. Jen-
kins batted a strong .444 with 30:
RBI's and 19 stolen bases last::
year for the Port St. Joe Sharks.

season with 17 RBI's.
Ryan Yeager, along side his ,
family, signed Tuesday evening
with baseball coach Darren Maze-
roski of Gulf Coast Community

City Lays Plans For Chief Search

- Discusses Contracting Police Service to Gulf County and:
Decides to Demolish All of Hess Tanks in Special Session

In the photo above, Lady Shark Stephanie Maxwell and Lady Gator April Riley fight for the
opening tipoff in Last Thursday night's county rivalry matchup.
Below, April Riley towers to receive a rebound from an unsuccessful shot made by the Lady

I Appreciates Help
On December 30, 1996 in the
early morning hours, my son's:
house.in Wewahitchka was dam-
aged, by fire. I'd like to thank the,
following people.
-Thank you to the Wewa Fire
SDepartment. Had it not been for
q "your prompt response his house
could've been a total loss. Thank
you to the News Herald delivery..
man who gave my son a ride when
I had a flat tire 'enroute. Thank
you to the 'unidentified man who
assisted us until the Sheriffs
Department arrived. Thank you to
the two Gulf Counity deputies that
picked us up and delivered us to
the fire. And, finally to the Fisher
family, Shella, Charles and Ann,
and anyone I might have over-
looked. Thank you alll God bless

During a special meeting of
the Port St. Joe City Commission
las Wednesday afternoon, com-
missioners decided to set up
Interviews with the top three can-
didates for the Port St Joe Chief
of Police position being vacated by
the retirement of current chief
Bucky Richter.
The selection committee nar-
rowed the list of 20 applicants to
three-Lt. James Hersey (PSJ
Police Dept.), John E. Williams
(Pembroke Pines) and Jay Leffert
(Winter Park)-and presented
them to the board at last
Tuesday's regular meeting.
Each of the candidates will be
notified of .the parameters and.
requirements of the position and
interviews scheduled with the
board. One requirement suggest-
ed by the committee and agreed to
by the commissioners was that
the new chief reside within the
city, after accepting the position.
In a new twist, Commissioner
Charles Tharpe mentioned to the
board that now would be a good
time to consider negotiation with
the county for contracting the city
police service to the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office. The city has made
a request to the county for a price
to furnish police protection. That
request was answered by the
commission with an offer to fur-
nish two officers per shift and
very similar service to what the
city currently has for a price of
approximately $500,000 per year.
Port SL Joe currently budgets
$806,000 per year for police pro-
tection which is better than half of
the $1.4 million the city received
last year in budget revenues.
Mayor Frank Pate said he
wasn't sure that would be what.
city residents would want, stating
that he felt the board should put

The Fields Family
Annie Sue, Bobby. Jr. and Derrick

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the question on a city-wide refer-
endum, if they decide to pursue
the Issue.
When contacted by The Star,
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen said he had unofficial-
ly been contacted by a member of
the city commission, but has not
had any direct discussion with
the city. However, he does agree
with Mayor Pate about placing the
question on referendum.
Hess Tanks,
Mayor Frank Pate told the
board that Ferguson Harbour had
made an offer to demolish the
remaining 14 tanks on the Hess ,
property, as well as all piping and
He said the firm offered to do
the demolition work and give the
city $6.000 after completing the
Ferguson Harbour was con-
tracted to clean six of the tanks
and demolish -five of them that
would need to be removed for con-
Sstruction of a city marina.
SThe bulk of the $50,000 cobn-
Stract was for the cleaning of the:
tanks. Sparta Demolition was
sub-contracted by Ferguson
Harbour to scrap out the tank,
selling the scrap metal.
According to Pate, since the

contractors and equipment were
on-site the firm actually offered to
pay the city to let them demolish
the other tanks.
Since negotiation to lease
some of the tanks to a firm for oil
storage had fallen through, the
board decided to take Ferguson
Harbour's offer.
The board also decided to
stick by the city's building codes
concerning variance requests
within the city.

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This new year we are most hopeful that deaths due to
accidental taking of medicines by small children will be
drastically reduced. The one major reason for this hope is the
increasingly widespread use of the new safety containers for
most medicines.
But, along with this major development in pharmaceutical
packaging comes a new danger. A false sense of security that the
safety cap will automatically stop accidents. But, after prolonged
use the closure mechanism on the safety tops can wear out. Be
aware of this and do not reuse these containers.
scriptions, health needs and other pharmacy products.
We consider this trust a privilege and a duty. May we be
your personal family pharmacy?"

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Former NBA Coach to Speak Here Sunday

Former National Baske
Association (NBA) Coach o
Year Ray Scott will be the
speaker this Sunday at 3:00
in Port St. Joe High Sch
Marion Craig Coliseum. The
lic is invited to attend Mr. S
motivational speech ent.
"Education is the Key".

St. Joe Dixie You

f the
titled, .


Registration Closes
Final registration for the Port
St. Joe Dixie Youth baseball sea--
son will be held Saturday,
February 1st from 10:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m. Registration will be held
at the Port St. Joe Fire Station.
All children ages five through
12 are eligible to participate.
Registration fees are $25 per play-
er for T-Ball/Coach Pitch Leagues"
and $35 for Major/Minor League
for first child and $30 for eacl'h;
additional player in family.
Parents will need to bring play-
er(s) to registration for uniform
sizing along with a copy of their
birth certificate and social securi-
ty number.

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1996-97 LADY SHARKS-Kneeling, from left; Nikki Royster. Lacey Johnson, and Courtney
Lennox. Standing, from left: Stephanie Maxwell, Emily Thompson, Misty Wood, Christy Wood, and
-Tracy Fitzgerald.



1996-97 LADY GATORS-Kneeling, from left: Adrian Jackson, Ashley Hanlon, and Theresa
Jackson. Standing, from left: Coach Johnny Taunton, April Riley, Diana Taunton, Katrina Wright,
': enece Jackson, and Coach Randy Cantrell.

Mr. Scott is a former player
for the Detroit Pistons (1961-68),
coach (1972-76), and earned NBA
Coach of the Year honors in 1974
while coaching the Pistons.
Coach Scott followed his dis-
tinguished career with the pros by
coaching at Eastern Michigan

University from 1976 to 1980. He
is presently the Director of
Marketing for Colonial Life and
Accident Insurance.
On hand for this motivational
seminar will be the Reverend
Donald Nickson who will give the
invocation; Darius Chambers,

who will lead in the Pledge of
Allegiance; Eugene Raffleld and
Representative Jamie Westbrook,
who will give the welcome address
and introduce the speaker; and
Superintendent of Gulf County
Schools Jerry Kelley, who will
close the seminar.

Sharks Run Record to 21-2

Post Wins Over Bay,, Godby and Marianna High Schools I

ST. JOE, 89-BAY HIGH, 75
Last Friday night, the top
ranked Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
overcame Bay High's one point
lead at halftime (42-41) to
improve their record to 19-2 on
the season. The Tiger Sharks shut
down 'Bay High' In the fourth
quarter, while outscoring the
Tornadoes 23-12.
Port St. Joe put up great
offensive numbers., The Tiger
Sharks had six players in double
figures. Doyle Crosby led the way
with 18 points. Rod Chambers fol-
lowed with 16 points, while Brian

Jenkins had 15 points, Cameron
Likely had 13, and Tyson Pittman
had 10 for the Tiger Sharks.
Score By Quarters:
St. Joe 16 25 25 23-89
Bay High 15 27 21 12-75
Port St. Joe-Likely 13,
Chambers 16, McNair 5, Daniels
12, Jenkins -15, Crosby 18,
Pittman 10.
Bay High-Thomas 25, Davis 24,
Mount 18.
ST. JOE, 75-GODBY, 65
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks,
#1 in Class 3A, continued to put

Lady Gators Drop Three;

One Loss to
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
claimed victoryover Wewahitchka
Lady Gators who dominated the
game in the first period. From
then on, the Lady Sharks stepped
It up a notch. Stephanie Maxwell
led the Lady Sharks with eighteen
points while Christy Wood and
Courtney Lenox were also in dou-
ble digits. April Riley led the Lady
Gators with fourteen points and
Diane Tauton added ten points.
Wewa-T. Jackson 8, R. Jackson
7, Riley 14, Taunton 10, Wright 8.
St. Joe-Maxwell 18. C. Wood
13, Lennox 11, Fitzgerald 9, M.
Wood 6, Johnson 2.
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators fell short of Freeport (45-
56) in Friday night's game.
Diana Taunton led the Lady
Gators with 16 points. April Riley
followed with 15 points and 22
rebounds, while Renece Jackson
had eight points, Katrina Wright ,
had four points and Theresa
Jackson had two points.
SThe Wewahltchka Lady
Gators fell Just short of Grand.
Ridge in a Class 2A match-up
Monday night April Riley had
another big night for the Lady
Gators on offense with 40 points

Wewa Little League
Holds First Meeting
The Wewahitchka Little
League will hold Its first meeting
of officers ,and parents on
SiThursday, February 6 at 6:00
p,m. at the Community Center.
S All parents and Interested individ-
uals are encouraged to attend.
Anyone interested in coach-
ing or umpiring for the coming
year should contact Andy Thomas
at 639-5274 or April Andrews at
639-5127. The league is also
requesting any donations of bats
or other equipment.

Registration for all players
will be held on Thursday,
February 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 at
the Community Center.

Lady Sharks
and 22 rebounds. Riley had all 28
of the Lady Gators' second half
points. Renece Jackson followed
with 10 points for the Gators.
Score By Quarters:
Wewa 12 18 14 14-58
G Ridge 12 21 11 18-62
Wewa-R Jackson 10, Riley 40,
Taunton 6, Wright 2.
G Ridge-O. Thornton 15, K.
Thornton 11, Cockerham 25, Hall
4, Johnson 7.

Gators Win
The Wewahitchka Gators
downed the Apalachicola Sharks
in their own gym this past Friday
night in a district 2-2A game. The
Gators had a 28-16 lead at half-
time and also outscored
Apalachicola 42-37 in the second
Luke Taunton led the Gators
on offense with 25 points. Cecil
Jackson had 18 points while Amp
Hill added 16 points for
Score By Quarters:
Wewa 16 12 20 22-70
Apalach 11 5 18 19-53
Wewa-L. "Taunton 25, C.
Jackson 18. Hill 16, J. Jackson 7,
Rhames 2, Edwards 2.
Apalach-Kellogg 15, Key 15,
White 12, D. Sanders 4, Griggs 4,
O'Neal 2, A. Sanders 1.

PSJ Dixie Boys Holds

One Day Registration
A one-time-only registration
for the newly formed Port St. Joe
Dixie Boys League will be held
Saturday, February 1st from 12
noon until 3:00 p.m. at the Port
St. Joe Fire Station meeting room.
All boys ages 13 and 14 (not
15 by August 1, 1997) are eligible
to participate. Registration fees
will be $40 per player. Parents will
need to bring players) to registra-
tion for uniform sizing along with
a copy of their birth certificate
and social security number.

up impressive numbers like their
record (20-2), with a win over
Class 5A Godby Saturday night.
At halftime the score was tied at
36-36, but the Tiger Sharks were'
a 10 point favor at the end of reg-,
Port St. Joe's "big man" Doyle
Crosby led the offensive attack
with 20 points while James
Daniels added 16 points for the.
Tiger Sharks.
Port St. Joe-Likely 8,
Chambers 9, McNair 2, Daniels
16, Jenkins 6, Dixon 4, Crosby
20, Pittman 8.
Godby-Dupree 9, Gibson 8,i
Donnings 12. Allen 4, Ritter 22,:
Hughes 10.
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks,
outscored Class 4A Marianna in
three of the four quarters for a big
win Tuesday night in the "Dome".
Port St. Joe, #1 in Class 3A, took
an eight point halftime lead (38-
30) and turned it into a 22 point
lead by the end of the third quar-
ter (66-44).
Brian Jenkins led the way for
the Tiger Sharks, scoring 24
points; nine in the third quarter
and five three-pointers. Rod
Chambers followed with 16 points
and two three-pointers while
Cameron Likely also added 16
points for Port St. Joe.
Port St. Joe's next game will
be Friday In Havana. The Tiger
Sharks have already clinched the
top seed in District 2-3A.
Score By Quarters:
St. Joe 16 22 28 15-81
Marianna 14 16 14 18-62
Port St. Joe-Likely 16,
Chambers 16. Daniels 4, Jones 8,
Jenkins 24, Crosby 9, Pittman 4.
Marianna-Williams ,4, Thomas
20, Brown 6, Padgett 6, Ephrium
10, Daniels I, Smith 5, Pittman 7,
Bowers 3.

Girls Softball
It is time to register your
daughter for softball If your
daughter turns five before
September 1, 1997 and is not
older than 12 before September 1,
1997, she qualifies to participate
in this league.
Registration will be held at
the Athletic House on Saturday,
February Ist and '8th from 10:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Uniforms will be
sized at this time. The cost to par-
ticipate, which includes uniforms
is: ages five to seven, $30; ages
eight to 12. $35.
If you are age 13 and 14 and
are riot a member of the middle
school team, you should sign up
at this registration time. Fees will
be collected and uniforms fitted at
a later registration. For further
information, call Beverly Crocker
(647-3354), Paula Boone. (647-
5031), or Pixie Roberts (647-

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Like all the other parts
of your body, your teeth
depend on good nutrition to.
develop properly. This is
particularly important dur-
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when teeth and bones are
being formed initially.
The expectant mother
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Meat, fish, eggs, milk and
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Teeth are made of min-


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defective calcification of
teeth and bones. A serious
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childreh-and even adults-
so think how it must effect
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School Superintendent,

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Rotary Club of Plans

Gulf County's new Superin-
tendent of Schools, Jerry Kelley,
spoke to the Rotary Club last
Thursday at their regular meet-
ing. Kelley told the club about
some of his plans for the Gulf

... Speaks to Rotary

Bingo Excitement
on Tuesday Night,
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Association has how moved
the Bingo game, regularly held on
Tuesday nights, to the new Senior
Citizens Center, located at 120
Library ~rive, next to the Gulf
County Public Library.
The doors will be opened each
Tuesday afternoon at 4:45 p.m.,
E.S.T. There will be no smoking
inside of the building, however a
couple of intermissions and out-
door benches will be provided for
those who smoke. Food and
drinks will be sold. The new
building is handicapped accessi-
ble for those who have previously
been unable to attend due to this

Say You Saw It In The Star!

SCounty schools in the future.
"Gulf already has made a rep-
utation in school circles, state-
wide, for its accomplishments
with keeping students from drop-
ping out and the high percentage
of graduates it has maintained.
Kelley said his first move as
superintendent was to look at
staffing and budget. "All of you
have at least some savings tucked
away but the school board has
none. Zero! Zipl I want to lay to
rest the common gossip that Gulf
County schools are top-heavy in
administration and that we don't
follow any pattern in our pay
scale. To do this, I'm calling for
an independent audit of our staff-
ing and wages paid to individuals
to find out whether or not we are
guilty of these things."
The speaker said the state
participation in Gulf County's,
school budget had dropped from
60% down to 5b% since the state
lottery went Into effect. He point-
ed out that the district has re-
ceived its first increase in "real
money" in ten years. 'This throws
an undue burden on the county if
our district is to keep up in the
school business." he said., ,
In the academic world, Kelley
pointed out that 60% of our stu- i
dents are directed toward a semi-
skilled career and 40% are aimed
at the higher skills. 'We should
see that our attention is equally
divided towards getting these kids
ready for their future and tailor,
our curriculum to give them what
they are going to need."
Kelley said the state and fed-
eral government have formed a
committee to offer trade school
education to those coming off wel-
fare and school students. A com-
mittee which serves Bay. Gulf
and Franklin counties is in place
and operating. 'We're going to
have to be very aggressive to
make sure Gulf County gets. its
share of that 'training money and
effort which is aimed at preparing
our kids for.the workplace," he

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Florida's two-year-old bear,
hunting ban will stay in effect.
Leon County Circuit Judge
Nikki Clark issued her ruling
January 9. She granted a motion
for summary judgment by the
Game and Fresh Water Fish,
Commission (GFC)-effectively'

dismissing the case.
The plaintiffs-the Florida
Bear Hunters Association, former
Leon County Sheriff Ray Hamlin,
Jr.. Lawrence Jencks and Evert
"Arky" Rogers-filed the suit in
1995, seeking to force the GFC to
reverse the ban. They said the

It Was A Big, .un!

.Jesse Hallman killed this monster rattlesnake recently
in Ed Ball Reserve, while hunting deer. The snake was crawl-
ing, which alerts hunters in the area that the big ones are
on the move. We don't know how long the snake was or how
many rattles it had. Suffice it to report that it was almost as
long as Jesse is tall, which makes a sizeable snake; one it
would pay to stay away from!

Committee To Review

The NMFS Guidelines

The Habitat Protection
Committee of the Gulf of Mexico
Fishery Management Council will
review guidelines regarding
essential fish habitat (EFH) that.
were developed by the National
Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).
These guidelines are mandat-
ed by the recent passage, of
amendments to the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and
Management Act (M-SFCMA). The
NMFS anticipates that the draft
EFH guidelined will be published
in January 1997.
The Habitat Protection
Committee will meet at the New
Orleans Airport Hilton Hotel. 901
Airline Highway. : Kenner.
Louisiana. from 10 a.m., January
28, through 3 p.m., January 30,
to review the draft EFH guide-
lines. The committee intends to
hold a round-table discussion
and.review what the Council's role
should be with regard to the
development and implementation
of EFH guidelines. ;
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Commission's 1993 decision to
impose the ban was "arbitrary
and capricious."
The Judge, however, ruled,
"There were reasons presented to
the agency from which it could
conclude that the ban on hunting
was necessary to protect the bear
GFC attorney Preston Robert-
son said the case may yet be
unresolved, however. He said the
plaintiffs' attorney, Beit Moore, of
Niceville, has already notified the
GFC that the plaintiffs intend to
appeal the case. He said the judge
probably will issue a final judg-
ment next week, and the plaintiffs
will have 30 days to appeal the
decision to the First District Court
of Appeals (DCA) in Tallahassee.
"It will probably take six

months before the DCA hears the
case," Robertson said.
In elaborating about her rul-
ing, the judge noted the Florida
black bear is biologically threat-
ened, and the CFC's action was
intended "to perpetuate the bear
species. She also said "considera-
tion of the public interest requires,
consideration of the public as a
whole, not Just the interest of the
Florida's black bear popula-
tion totals approximately 1,250
animals, concentrated in scat-
tered and fragmented areas
across the state. -Wildlife biolo-
gists, in a 1993 report to the
Commission, recommended the
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The nation's top emergency
manager recently called for a re-
newed national commitment to
control the rising toll of American
disaster losses in the wake of this
year's unusual siege of extreme
weather and abnormal demand
for federal aid.
"While we have vastly im-
proved the nation's emergency re-
sponse capabilities in the past
few years, our 1996 disaster ex-
/ perience clearly shows us that
much more must be done to re-
duce future disaster risks and
their costly effect," Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency
(FEMA) Director James Lee Witt
said in reviewing the year's activi-
"Every person and communi-
ty has shared a responsibility in
seeing that this important job
gets accomplished," Witt added.
'To that end, our major efforts-in
the coming year will concentrate
on providing financial incentives
and instituting other measures to
mitigate against disaster losses
and ease the burden to the Amer-
ican taxpayer."
Witt noted that federal disas-
ter expenditures in the, past five
years rose from $3.3 billion to
more than $13 billion. 'The ex-
ploding cost of local and federal
assistance can be reduced if com-
munities- take constructive ac-
tions to reduce damage prior to
the next disaster," Witt said.
In 1996, FEMA:
eResponded to 75 major dis-
asters and eight emergencies de-
clared by the Prdsident involving
37 states, the District of Colum-
bia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Vir-
gin Islands.
*Provided housing assistance
worth $513.1 million in FEMA
funding to 377,342 disaster vic-
tims and another $108 million in
grants to help meet transporta-
tion,i medical and other serious
disaster-related needs of 61,926
affected'individuals and families.
*Authorized 75 fire suppres-
sion- grants covering ten states in
response to the near-record out-
break of wildfires in the western
United States.'
*Launched a major national
public awareness and education
effort in response to the Presi-
debt's National Arson Prevention
Initiative that included the estab-
lishment of a national clearing-
4 house for fire resources and infor-
mation. funding for arson
trailing 'programs, and work-
shoos on juvenile fire-setting pre-
vention. '
*Participated lin the federal
emergency planning for. the 1996
Olympic Summer Games and

supported the extensive multi-
government agency security oper-
ations through .the deployment of
12 task forces from FEMA's Na-
tional Urban Search and Rescue
*Coordinated and chaired a
multi-state and federal task force
formed to examine resources and
relief programs in response to the
prolonged drought that plagued
the nation's southwest region this
*Assisted in the federal re-
sponse to the TWA airliner explo-
sion and crash in New York City
last summer.
According to agency year end
figures, more than half of the
year's declared disasters, or a to-
tal of 40 declarations, resulted
from seven high-impact incidents.
Included were the East Coast
Blizzards of '96 (14 declarations);
the massive mid-Atlantic and Pa-
cific Northwest floods in January
and February (12 declarations),;'
Hurricanes Bertha, Fran and
-Hortense last summer (nine dec-
larations), and the Atlantic coast-
al storm that lashed the North-
east in October (five declarations).
.From a cost standpoint, Witt
noted that these seven events ac-
counted for $1.3 billion of the
more than $1.7 billion in FEMA
funds 'that have been obligated to
date in, responding to the year's
declared disasters. Of the agency
overall funding outlay. $661 mil-
lionwas expended in recovery aid
for disaster-stricken individuals
and families, and $730.1 million
in assistance to commufiities for
clean-up operations and restoring"
damaged public facilities. ;.. ,
FEMA disaster response and
recovery statistics for 1996 also'
revealed that:
*The year's single most costly
disaster was Hurricane Fran.
'which ravaged North Carolina in
early September and damaged
parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania,,
South Carolina, Virginia and'
West .Virginia. To ,date, $415.6
milltoi In FEMA relief assistance
has been provided to these affect-
"ed states, with North Carolina re-
ceiving $359.1 million of the over-
all amount.
*Multiple declarations also
were issued for 20 other states in-
cluding five. for West Virginia;
four each for New York and North
Carolina; three each for Illinois,
Maine, Oregon and Virginia: and
two each for Alabama, Indiana,
Iowa, Kentucky. Massachusetts,
Minnesota, New Hampshire, New
Jersey, Ohio, Vermont and Wash-
ington State. -
*Flooding as usual was the
most common occurrence in'

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1996, figuring in 44 of the year's
declared disasters. Severe winter
storms were involved in 17 dec-
larations, hurricanes and tropical
storms in nine, and tornadoes in
Despite an active disaster
year, the agency undertook a
number of new initiatives as part
of a continuing commitment to
help advance state and local
emergency preparedness and mit-
igation objectives. Some of the
more notable accomplishments in
this area were:
*Introduced a new digitized
flood data system as an innova-
tive .means. for simplifying flood-
plain management, hazard analy-
ses and risk assessments
*Issued the first volume of
FEMA's Compendium of Exem-
plary Practices in Emergency
Management promoting partner-
ships with state and local govern-
ments, business, and industry.
.. '

Fla.'s Juveile Justice
Commitme t Capacity
Increases By 127%
There is good news on the
forefront for the' state's'
Department of Juvenile Justice.
According to Secretary Calvin
Ross, the commitment capacity of
Florida's juvenile justice system
ias' increased by 127: percent
since the new department became
operational in 1994.
"Delinquency cases received
byp.'the Department o'f Juvenile
Justice reached over 171,000 in
1995-96. That's a nine percent
increase in referrals, since the
department began,", explained
Ross. "At the same time theysy-
tem's capacity for dealing with
these youth was rebuilding from a
low point of 2,841 beds and slots
in 1993-94 to our current capaci-'
ty of 6,471 beds and slots.":
In a recent interview in Talla-
hassee, Ross gave an overview of
the tremendous strain that the
juvenile justice system has been
under since the late 1980's and
early 1990's. He gave much cred-
it for the rebuilding effort to local
governments, community leaders,
and the Juvenile Justice boards
and councils who have worked
together at the local level to put
new programs, services and facil-
ities in place.
.The department has opened a
total of 3,630 new residential
treatment beds and non residen-
tial slots since July 1994," said
Ross. "None of this would have
been possible without concerned
People in local communities work-
ing side by side with Juvenile Jus-
tice staff to bring these programs
on line." Plans. are underway to
open another 1,630 beds and
slots by the end of fiscal yearI
'"'. Even though we:'e made"
tremendous progress, it doesn't

mean we can just sit back and
relax," said Ross. "As long as the
rate of delinquency referrals con--
tinues to grow, we must have the
capacity available to meet that
need. At the same time, we need
to concentrate more of our efforts
on community-based prevention
and diversion programs. to keep'
young people from entering the
juvenile justice'system to begin
:with." Ross stressed that funding
for such programs will be based
on. specific local needs identified,
and recommended by the juvenile
justice county councils and disL
trict boards.
The department expects to
award grants totaling,more than
$6.7 million in"'the coming weeks
to fund prevention and diversion
projects, after school difArsion
programs, mentoring programs ln
high criine neighborhoods, and,,
Minority overrepresentatiof .prp- :'
jects in' seven pilot sites. The
announcement of those grant
awards will be made this month.

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1997 at 6:00 pm, EST, in the County
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proposed guidelines for managing deer
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Honor Rolls ... Port St. Joe High School

Wes Taylor, Port St Joe High
School.principal, is pleased to an-
nounce that the following stu-
dents received all A's and/or B's
for the second nine week grading
SThose students receiving "All
A's" were:
Ninth grade: Erica Ailes,
Christina Butler, Brandon Davis,
Roberta Enes, Lakeythia Filmore,
John Gainous, Laredo Ginn,
Shelton Jeffcoat, Lacey Johnson,
Amanda Marquardt, Daniel Park-
Ser, Kimberly Parker, Rachel Per-
rin, Rocker Salzer, Henry Small-
wood, Nicole Smith, Lea Todd,
and Rachel Watson.
Tenth grade: Michael Beard-
en, Rebekah Cope, James Faison,
Tracey Fitzgerald, Jason Gainie,
Meredith .Godfrey,. Rachel
McCroan, Julia Six, Tracy Wat-
kins, Lindsay Williams, .and Na-


High School
Larry Mathes, principal of
Wewahltchka Jr.-Sr. High School
has released the following names
of students who achieved honor
roll status at the end of the sec-
ond nine week grading period.
Those students whose names
are followed by an asterisk (1)
earned "All A's"; all others, "All
A's and B's".
SSeventh grade: Lindsey
Carter'. Nicholas Chan'. Joshua
Conley'. James Destifino, Nora
Dykes. Nicole Hall'. Tonya Hall.
Brady Jordan, Kimberly McMiI-
lion, Aaron Rish, and Christina
Stroud! .
Eighth grade: Renee Ardire,
James Bailey, Jeremy Cain.
Rosanna Ensley, Adrian Jackson.
Teresa Jackson, Kristin Jones,
.'Sharta Keith Patrick Kerrigan',
Stephanie Kramer, Justin
Marshall, Myron May. Stefanie
McDaniel, John Poe, and Heather
Ninth grade: Roxann Adkins.
Brandy Ake, Mellssa Babb. Sarah
Bailey. Sarah Carter. Crystal
Collins, Andrew Davis*. Renece
Jackson. Russell Knee, Daniel
Miller, Stephen Price, and Jonilyn
Tenth grade: Kristi Gay.
Victoria McClellan', Amy St.
Clair, and Champ Traylor.
Eleventh grade: Jennifer
S Barnes*, Joshua Baxley*. Holly
Atkins, J.essica Davis, Rita Dletz*,
Crystal .rand.' Lloyd -Husbadr,
Ashley Liste. Mandy', Little.
Jasmine McMillion*. Ike Mincy',
Amy Owens, Brian Pippin. Aimee
Pridgeon. Eeva Unrric, and Joseph
1Telfth grade: Judith
Birmingham*'. Charles Cole,
Amanda Davis*, Holly Floyd.
SShemekie Hands. Matthew
Holmes, Margaret Kelsoe, Jen-
nifer Lassiter, Jeffery Mullis,
Michael Nunnery,. Jennifer Oaks,
Nemanja Rodich. Amber Rowland.
Jose Salas-Vernis, Rodney Small,
Roy Striplin. Adam Taunton,
Dana Walker, and James Wilson.

March of Dimes'
New Alliance
With Centrum
Folic Acid Alliance
As part of Birth Defects
Prevention Month. The March of
Dimes and Lederle Consumer
Health, the maker of Centrum
Multivitamins. are launching a
Slong-term alliance to expand edu-
cational programs with an
S emphasis on preventing birth
defects of the brain and spine.
S known as neural tube defects.
They will work together to
encourage women of childbearing
age in Northwest Florida to con-
sume at least 400 micrograms of
the B vitamin follc acid. by taking
S a multivitamin supplement, such
as Centrum which contains 100%
of the recommended daily amount
of folic acid and eating a balanced
The U.S. Public Health
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women complied with this recom-
mendation, the occurrence of
babies born with neural tube
defects would decrease by 50 to
70 percent. According to a March
of Dimes/Gallup Organization
survey, only 15 percent of
American women of childbearing
age are aware of the recommen-
dation to consume folic acid.
"We want to reach women
who may think pregnancy is a
long way off because having a
( healthy family begins with adopt-'

ing healthy lifestyle habits well
before conception," said Johanna
"Women who are making
major changes in their life, such
Sas those who have just become
engaged or are newly married will
benefit from these seminars
whether they plan to start a fami-
ly soon or much further down the
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than Wisdahl.
Eleventh Grade: Stanley
Brant, Acacia Clark, Amanda Ha-
ney, Sabrina Hanson, Quint
Klingbeil, Jarred Patterson, Emily
Thompson, and Casey White.
Twelfth grade: Latakka
Barnes, Amy Buzzett, Jesse Col-
bert, Carrie Davis, Karen: Falbe,
Audrey Franklin, Robbi Funder-
burk, Gena Johnson, Jada Kirk-
sey, Tina Klope, Kayce Knox,

Stephanie Maxwell. Priscilla Me- kole Royst&r, Alicia Sanders, Ash-
dina, Matthew White, Christy ley Stephens, Ryan Stephens,
Wood and Misty Wood. Jessica Summers and Jessica
Those students receiving "A's Vansweringen.
and B's" were: Tenth grade: -Samantha Am-
Ninth grade: Amber Bolyard, brose, Donald Baker, Jenny
Alicia Christie, Connie Combs, Brock, Jennifer Butler, Jeremy
Kevin Cohdiev. Julie Faircloth. Cabaniss. James Daniels, Anna
Travis Jenkins, .Justin Kent. Duren, April Godwin, Dalla Ham-
Anna Kirkland, Julie Lanford, ilton, RikkF Johnson, Wade Ken-
Jerry Lee. Joshua McCulley, Ka-'; nington. Corinna Kniffin, Kara
reta Monette. Temika Pace, Nef ', McDanlel, Andrew O'Barr, Farica
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Quini, Latrika uinri, Wendy
Sander, Matt Terry, Krystal
Tharpe, Donna Thomas and Kiki
Eleventh grade: Kyle Adkison.
Brianne Alford, Heather Calva-
rese, Seth Campbell, Ryan Cas-
well, Jeremy Dixon, Robbie Dix-
on, Monique Fennell, Candice
Fletcher, George Foxwvorth, Lisa
Gentry, Kevin Green, Pierre Hall,
Sara Hayden, James Heineinann.
Leigh Lawrence, Ben McCroan.
Angel MullinsMandi Phillips, Na-
tasha Powell, .Shameka Raines.
Gretchen Steveris. Wayne Sum-
mers, Jodie Wear, Casie Williams.

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Twelfth grade: Ronisu Bird,
Germain Clark, Karen Clark,
Doyle Crosby, John Davis, Mi-
chelle Garland, Shana Hammock,
Cornelius Jones, Olivia Kuma-
rickal, Charlie Lanford, Tasheka
Langston, Kristie Lowry, Michael
Mahaffey. Michelle Martin, Brid-
gette Price, Melanie Quinn, Shi-
nah Quinn, Chris Richardson,
Kristian Richbourg, Bryan Simon,
Macle Tapper, John Tatuin, Kar-.
en Thomas, Matt Todd, Pam Wat-
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Cole Marches In London Parade

Last Spring; Charlie Cole was
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Band Director for the University
of South Carolina, to the Youth

Music All-Stars. The All-Stars is a
group of music students from all
over the.Southeast, who travel to
London, England to march in the

Charlie Cole

From the Principal of


High School

by Larry A. Mathes

Have You Been Surveyed?
I mentioned last week about
some surveys being sent home,.
We really, neeg for those of you
w'ho rece ed 'one to send them
back completed A.S.A.P. I know
.that everyone did NOT get one-
(according to a pre-determined
fonnula) and I know some stu-
dents did not bring them home as
they should have. Even with these
factors., the number that have
been received is very small. We
S need these-please return them if
you can!
Boys and girls basketball has
started drawing' more and more
fans, but still not what we should
draw. Thursday night's game
against Grand Ridge, won by the
Cators, should have been packed;
While we can't win them all, the
teams 'play hard, the games are
usually exciting, and what else is
there to do at night.; Pick out a
game and get involved. .,.
St. Joe High School's girls
avenged an earlier loss to the
Lady Gators last Thursday night.
The"two teams usually play each
other well; with nothing at stake
but some" County Pride! April
Riley seems on track to claim a
national high school rebound
record. if she stays healthy and
avoids injury.
Everyone seems to .have a
cough or'a cold or a virus these
days, probably due to the con-
stant' temperature changes we
expenence. The switching back
and forth from very cold to warm
and then back ;again is perfect for
these types of ailments. Of
course, when I see TV shots of the
frozen north and midwest,.I think
S "hinmm---this weather's not so.
bad after all." Those folks who live
in that mess up there must be, a
little swacked in the head. I guess
we can't all live in Gulf County,
can we? .
Progress report time is.
approaching again. They are due
to go out February 7'-however,
WHS is host of an "Open House"
for parents February 6th, at

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu

MON--Salisbury Steak, Rice
w/Gravy, Turnips, Cornbread,
and Milk.
TUES-Chicken & Rice,
Broccoli w/Cheese, Fruit Cup,
Rolls, and Milk,
WEDS-Pizza, Peaches, Green
Beans, Milk, and Ice Cream.
THURS-Fried Chicken. Rice
w/Gravy, Mixed Vegetables.
Rolls, Milk, and Fruit Cup.
FRI-Chill Dog, Corn, Cole
Slaw. Bread. Milk, and Cake.

night, from 6:30 to '7:30 p.m.
Parents may pick up their stu-
Sdent's progress report and visit
with teachers. Please plan ahead
.'to come to the"'open h6uSe-the
First one at the start bf school was
very well attended. We'd like to
see even more parents this time.
Show 'our student that you care
by being there.
As always, there are many
fund-raisers underway. If you are
approached,. we appreciate .your
helping our schools-but, please
Insist on receipts or something.
especially if there's cash involved.
A receipt or cancelled check, etc..
is the easiest way for recovering
your money if something goes
wrong or gets lost.
Anybody got something that
will reach 80' high and hold a
man to change one (1) light bulb?
We're hunting a solution to,that
Problem sowe can avoid having to
Spend. over one hundred dollars
or more to bring a truck from P.C.
Maybe a hot air balloon? Eight'
feet doesn't sound high until you
start looking down!
Do you want to spoil some-
one's day? Just say. "Hey. did
your ,1040 form come in yet?"
SSpoils minel Have a great week.

New Year's Day Parade. Charlie
was one of only 64 students ac-
cepted into the group.
On December 27, Charlie
traveled to Atlanta, where he met
the other musicians, directors
and chaperones in the grbup.
That evening, the group left for
London, arriving early the next
morning. The next few days were
filled with rehearsals, as well as
tours of sights in and around the
city. Early New Year's Day, the
group began preparations for the
parade. Because they are the offi-
cial band of the parade, the All-
Stars lined up in front, oh Lon-
don Bridge, to walt for the parade
to begin. Charlie reports that the
weather was very cold. and snow
and ice were blowing down tihe
Thames River as they waited, but
they warmed up once they dstart-
ed marching. After the paaiAd&'the
students had some free time. for
sight seeing before flying home on
January 3. Some highlights were
seeing Windsi Castle, Abbey '
Road and Buckingham Palace.
Charlie and his parents, Greg
and Debbie Cole, would like to
thank the following people for
their help in making the trip pos-
Ssible: Mr.. & Mrs. Ralph Nance,
Shaleen Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Kirk
Hiscock. the \ewahitchka Band
Boosters, Larry Mathes. Sara Jo
Wooten, Mr. & Mrs. Jim Mash-
bum, Wewahitchka State Bank,,
Everyone whd supported the
fundraising efforts, and especially
,his grandparents, Elmo & Shirley
Sander of Overstreet and Clyde &
Jackie Cole of Tampa.

"IF" wIs"


By: Jo Hernandez Highland View Elementary

Order Now ..
Orders are now being taken
for the 96/97 yearbook and the
cost of each bqokwill be $10.00.
Please send in your child's money
by no later than January 31st to

ensure that your child will have a
copy of this new yearbook. Thank
you for your support in their
endeavor. And, a big thank-you to
the ladies who. each year work so
hard in putting this book together


Shark Talk
By: Olivia Kumarickal

I ;hope everyone had a
great Martin Lutthert:King, Jr.
holiday:v-r .- ;. '
C6ngratulatiors tob the
varsity- -basketball. team for
their victories over Marianna,
Bay.. Godby,..
Florida High. aid
Monticello. Thq
Tiger Sharks are
now 20-2 and
have won 15
games straight.
Way to go, guys!
Seniors, J don't
forget the Grad-
Nitee deposit of
$35.00 is due to,
Mrs. turner no later than
February 15..
February 7 is the dead-
line for the SAT to be given at



By Linda Whitfield

WES Science Fair Winners
Joe Walker would like to
thank everyone who had a part in
the WES Science Fai'. We espe-
clally thank the judges, and the
Students who put forth so much
effort. Here's the winners:
Overall Winner
Ist place-Judith Husband
S 2nd place-Sean Kerrigan
3rd place-Sarah Grimes
Earth Science
SIst-Kelly Jackson
2nd-Monique Adkins
Life Science
Ist-Sean Kerrigan
2nd Jonathan Thomas
3rd (tie)-Jana Traylor and
Megan Morris
H M-Brandon Simpson. Jes-
se Knee. Beau Ludlamrn
Physical Science
Ist-Judith Husband
2nd-Sarah Grimes
3rd-Jeffery Marshal
HM-Joanna McClellan, Ash-
ley Callea, Allen Easter
Kelsey Shook Is The Kinder-
garten Student Of The Week

Bulldog Ne ws

Port St. Joe Elementary School

Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week".. .Javiun
Sims, Ricardo Clemmons, Jeremy
Baxley, Willie Jones, Michael
Bailey, Ashley Davis, Tessi
Layfield and Jason Shores.
Magician Assistant I
What's it like to be a magi-
cian's assistant? Just ask Julia
Comforter. Julia 'was David
Copperfleld's assistant during his
recent performance in Panama
City. Way to go, Julia.
Bulldog T-Shirt Sale'
If you would like to purchase
a Port St. Joe Elementary Sbhool
St-shirt, the cost is $10.00 .(cash
General Mills Box Tops
Our school.is still collecting
General Mills cereal box tops.
Please send them to school.
Pepsi Blue Caps,
Our school is collecting Pepsi
blue -caps. We will receive five
cents for every cap collected.
Please send them to school today.
Science Fair
Our annual Science Fair was
held last week with students in
grades three through six partici-

parting. The projects weie' dis-
played in. the gym and halls for
everyone to iw. Wewould'iki to
congratulate our.' sixth grade
Science Fair winners .Susan
" Ellmer, James: Daniels, ..Ryan
Laine and Jeremy Rbbershaw.
They will be attending the
Regional Science Fair at Chipola
Junior College on February 27
and 28..
Positive Action Day
Our :annual Positive Action
Day w'as observed last' Friday.
Thanks to everyone who partici-,
pated by sending letters, sharing
goodies, and many other positive
Talent Show
Tryouts for our annual Talent
Show will be held on Wednesday,
February 5 during the school day.
Our Talent Show will take place
on Thursday, February 20 at 7:00
p.m. in the auditorium.
Beta Club Induction
Our first Beta Club Induction
will be held on Thursday,
February 6 at 9:30 in the Port St.
Joe High School gym. Objectives
of this non-secret, leadership-ser-
vice organization are: to encour-
age effort, to promote character,
to stimulate achievement among

Alisa Walker ch6se:the five-
year-old daughter of. Pamela'
Johnson as the "Student of the
Week". Kelsey likes to read and.
dance. When she grows up, she.
would like to be a tap dancer. She
likes to play .with Robin Gautier
and watch her favorite TV show.
"Frosty the ,Showman". .Her
favorite color is red and her
favorite song is "wvinkle, Twinklee
Little Star".
'This is interesting. When
asked where her favorite place to
visit would be, Kelsey said,
"School. I love school. School is
my favorite place." Mrs. Alisa said
'this aboit Kelsey. "Kelsey is a2
self-motivated model student and
a pleasure to teach.: She has
soaked up everything that I have.
'Example: Mrs Walker sent
Word List 9 of Saxon Phonics
home on Tuesday night. Kelsey
brought the list proudly back with
every, work checked off the very
next morning. She could read all
12 words without skipping a beat,
words like task, skill, risk, and
trip. That's pretty hard for a five-
year-old, too.
Kelsey is an asset to her
classroom. She will receive a free
pizza from PJ's Resituaant and
Pizza Kitchen. Congratulations.

its members, and to encourage
students to continue their educa-
tion after high school graduation.
Thedlocal organization is com-
posed of the following students
who have fulfilled ,the require-
ments necessary for membership
in the National Junior Beta
CClub-Julia Comforter, James
Daniels, Susan Ellmer, Patrick
Fitzgerald, Margaret Gibson,
.Aaron Hamrm, Jolie H6gan,
Contessia Layfield, Christopher
Perrin, Jennifer Raffield, Bryan
Thomas, Aaron Watson and Tyler
Progress Reports
Progress reports for this grad-
Sing period will be sent home on
Friday, February 7. If you would
like to schedule'a parent/teacher
conference, please call. 227-1221.
Teacher Inservice.
Due to teacher inservice,
school will not be held on
February 27 and 28.
Parent To Parent
My son Chris and I used to
act out the same scene every day.
I'd ask if he had finished his
homework. He'd say, "Don't
Sorry. I'll get it cone." Finally, one

Bay High on March 15.
Attention 10th graders:
You will be taking Florida
Writes on Wednesday,
February 15. Be sure to get
lots of, sleep, eat a
good breakfast,
and come prepared
to do your best.'
A t tentio nri
seniors: If you plan
on being ,in the
yearbook. "you
must turn in your
senior portrait no
later than
SFebruary 18. :
Congratulations to lMrs.
Cathey on being Port St.;Joe
High School's -"Teacher ofIthe.

.Third Grade Play On Friday,
January 31 .
Third grade teachers; Randy,
Harper, Linda Whitfield. and
Marlene Whitffld would like to
invite you to come out and help
them "Sweat To The Oldies" in
t heii play. "Kid's Fitness Video". It
will be on Friday at 8:30 and
again at 9:15. We're starting the
new year off right. Lying to shed
some pounds.
Mock Elections
Rebecca Birminghmn's sixth
graders participated in a -'mck
election. In a letter written by
SSecretary of State Sandra
Mortham, she said, "I want to
challenge you to become more
active, and in turn,; encourage
your students to be more active in
Sour political process. Our stu-
dents must respond to this type of
experience. We. must continue to
offer exciting opportunities for our
future leaders to learn about our
unique electoral process." A cer-
tificate : oft -achievement' was
Enclosed honoring our school par-
ticipation. Well done.
Was It A Flutophone Back In
Your Day Too?
S-Robin- Stroud, WES- music
,teacher, is teaching the ,fourth,
fifth, and sixth grade classes
niusic on the recorder. It used to
be call a: flutophone. Once in a
reading story in third grade was
the first time I'd heard of the
musical recorder. Someone
thought they-saw Mrs. Stroud in
Sthe Tylenol section at Wal-Mart,
but it may have been a mistakell!
Valentine Pageant On
February 8
: It's'been around since 1979.
Botnie r Harrison brought this idea
to Gulf County and it has been a
money-maker-and a lot of fun ever
since. Now the, Gulf County
Senior Citizens sponsor it and it is,
something -worth going to.

day, after my usual question, he
yelled, "Will you quit bugging
me?" and ran up to his room.
I didn't know what to do. I
just wanted to be sure he was
doing his assignments. The next
day at work, I heard my boss
checking up on a co-worker's
progress. It didn't take long before
they both got angry. I realized it
sounded a lot like Chris and me.
Looking back, I, realized how
often I was "checking up" on
Chris' homework and grades. It
was the first thing I asked him
about. No wonder Chris got mad.

I decided to try something dif-
ferent. I still make sure Chris is
doing his homework but we talk
about other'things first. I might
ask, "On a scale of one to ten, how
was your day?" Instead of
demanding to know about
spelling grades, for instance, we
might play a" game at dinner,
spelling the names of our food.

Now we can talk about school
without fighting all the time. Plus,
we've both learned how to spell
"broccoli"-even if he still won't
eat it!

" I '' nI a I 1 I II II

Congratulations to Judy
Williams, the 1996-97 Port St. Joe
Middle School "Teacher of the
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so creatively. We appreciate you
very much.
Florida Writes ...
As you know, our children,
along with all the other fourth
graders in Florida, took the test
known as "Florida Writes". It mea-
sures a child's ability to write
either a narrative or expository
composition. The children and
our faculty have been working
very hard to make sure they are
successful in writing. Please help
your child continue to improve in
this area.
Students will need to develop
life long skills of writing, so please
encourage your child regardless
of their age to develop good writ-
ing skills now. They should be
sending out different types of cor-
respondences such as: personal
letters, greeting cards, requests
for information; post cards, invi-
tations, thank you notes, and etc.
When replies are received,
students, will feel a sense of
accomplishment and pride to
want to write all the time. I've put
together a list of books that share
good reading and writing experi-
ences for you and your child to
model after.
They are ...
*letters-"Arthur's Pen Pal", by
Lillian Hoban;
*post cards-"Stringbean's Trip
to the Sharing Sea", by Vern B.
*diaries-"The Ramona Quliby
Diary", by Beverly Cleary; and,
*all types of mail-The Jolly
Postman". by Janet and Allan
School Yard Sale .
It Is time to clean our the
closets and cupboards and
donate your items to the fourth
and fifth grade yard sale. On
March the 8th. from 8:00 until,
these children will be holding a
fund-raiser for their trip to St.
Augustine. ,
Please send in any items that
you may wish to donate and put a
price on the item that we can sell
it for reasonably. We will accept
clothing, toys, games and any
,other item that you would be will-
ing to part With. Send in these
items now so we can start prepar-,
ing for this big event.
Mark your calendars for
'lar.ch 8 at 8:00 a.m. "'until.
Should youh have Iany questions.
please call Donna Murnan.

Port St. Joe



News. .

This week's "Students of the
Week" are Mary Amerson for the
seventh grade and Belle Shurrum
for the eighth grade. Way to gol
The eighth grade writing test
will be on Wednesday, February 5.
This is a very important test, and
please take it seriously. Good
The eighth grade Beta Club
members would like to welcome
all the neW members who will be
inducted on Thursday, February
6. Congratulations!
Congratulations to. the girls
basketball team for defeating
Wewa on Thursday, January 23.
The score was 52-14, and Tynetta
Towner scored 22 of those points.
. Great going
1/30 Trinity Away 4:00
2/3 Wewahitchka Away 6:00
2/6 Mosley Home 6:00
Travis Woullard scored 26
points, and Tremaine Lewis
scored 12, as our middle school
boys recorded a 50-28 win over
Wakulla. Tankersley, Chamnbers,
Todd, and Bailey held Wakulla's
top scores to 7, 6, 5, and 4 points
respectively. Isaiah Jenkins led
the floor game and distributed the
ball as our Twin Towers" domi-
nated the game in the "paint".
Wakulla travels to the "Dome"
on Thursday, January 20 for a
6:00 game to try and avenge only
their second loss of the season to
the "Junior Tiger Sharks".
By: Chris A. Early

Triumph Church
* of God Dedication
"No Defeat Victory", a three
day celebration dedication of the
new sanctuary of Triumph
Church of God, located at Carver
and River Road in Wewahitchka,
will be held Friday, January 31
through Sunday, February 2.
Services will be held nightly
at 7 p.m. and also at 12 noon on
Sunday, when the official dedica-
tion will take place. Pastor Harley
Watkins invites everyone to "come
expecting a miracle".

The family of Will Bess gra-
ciously acknowledges the many
tributes of love and friendship
that have been bestowed upon us.
To all who sent cards,
brought food, gave flowers, and to
all who attended the service, we
thank you from the depths of our
hearts. May God bless each of
you. Your thoughtfulness will be
long remembered.
The Bess Pinckney,
and Davis Families.

Card of Thanks
The family of Troy Jones
would like to express its sincere
S appreciation for all the visits,
prayers, and food offered during
the loss of its loved one. Thank
you to the staff of Bay St. Joseph
Care Center and Bay Medical.
Center. A special thank you to the
staff at Gulf Pines Hospital for
taking such good care of Troy. All
of you were fantastic. May God
bless each of you always.
The Jones Family
The House Family

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In Romans 12:4 we
find, "For as in one body
we have many members,
and all the members do
not have the same func-

-' tion." Every church
Oliver F. Taylor becomes a family of
Visitation Minister, First Christians.
United Methodist Church The members of
The members of iat
family have a variety of talents. Each has many
different talents which are used by the members
in their secular jobs. The talents of these people
band together to make a successful community
or town.

What holds true in our.secular life can hold
true in our spiritual life. We can combine our
talents to be more effective in our churches. If
the Christian people in our community band
together much can be accomplished in our wit-",
ness for Christ.
God wants His children to lift.His son to the,
world in need of a Saviour. The question before,,
us is how are we using our God given talents. .
; "* .i *

Thank You
The family of the late Ess
Gainer wishes to say "Thank
for all your kindness shown ii
time of bereavement through
calls, food, cards, flowers and
other way you helped us bea
The Ella Gainer Beachum Fa

Many Thanks
The family of Noah D.
would like to thank Gulf I
Hospital and staff, friends, ne
bors, loved ones and all
helped us in our time of sadi
The. prayers, food, flowers
cards meant so much. We
eternally grateful. May God ri
bless each one.

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Please accept rhis inritrmon to join us in worship. God bless you!
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Worship Service 11:00 a
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S Evening Worship 7:00 p
F 0 Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...6:30 p
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S.. Sunday School 9:45
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They are easier ma4e than kept. That's because we often
base them on our own ideas andl try to keep them in our own
strength. Solomon said, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways
acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight."*
We welcome you to join us this year to discover how to trust
in God and to understand and follow His way to the full and
wonderful life He created for you.

long Avenue t
Curtis D. Clark, pastor /
Worship on Sundays at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Bible Study on Sundays at 9:45 a.m &. 5:45 p.m., Wd. at 7 p.m.
Proverbs 3:6

ie M.
n our
r our

lry t Faith Christian students are
busy studying spelling words f6o
two big spelling "bees" coming up
Allen soon. The school bee for grades
'ines five through eight will be
eigh- Thursday, Febriuary 6. The win-
who ner of this contest will' represent
ness. Faith Christian at the Gulf
and; County Spelling Bee to be held at
are Wewahitchka on February 18.
ichly Then on March 11, each
class, grades one through eight,
will send its two best spellers to
Pensacola for the Association of
Christian School's International
Spelling Bee.
Students in grades. 10:to 12
are urged to go, to a missions
retreat at Camp Victory.
Representatives from several mis-
sions: groups will present chal-
lenging seminars and will be
ning available for informal sharing. Of
ing special interest will be summer
'" mission opportunities.
The theme of the retreat.
"Carry the Light", is based on.
SMatthew,5:16,,"Letygur li.glt ..
shine before men that they may
see your good works and glorify
your Father which Is In heaven"-
a good reminder to us all.
The senior high English class
is planning a trip to Ft. Walton to
see. Shakespeare's play, "Romeo
im and Juliet". Miss Stone and Mrs.
im Peterson' will accompany the
im group'Wednesday, February 12.
)m The Beta Club is sponsoring
)m Mission Month in February and is
m. encouraging students to bring
pennies and other loose change

Listing of
Wewahitchka Elementary
School has released the following
Names of students who achieved
honor roll status at the end of the
second nine week grading period.
Those students whose names
are followed by an asterisk (*)
earned "All A's"; all others, "All
A's and B's'".
Third grade: Kayla Bailey,
Sean Bailey, Justin Barnes*, Kory
Bidwell%, Jacob Carr, William
Chason, Megan. Crutchfield,
Philip Dorinan, Brenda Driggers*,
David Edwards, Trey Goodwin,
Daniel Hall, Rian Hall, Cody
Harden, Benjamin Holley,
SShawna Hoover, Randy Jackson,
SJohnny Jones, Courtney McMil-
lion, Daniel McNamara*, Krystal
Norris, Larry Nornis*, Joshua
Pitts, Stephanie Porter, Hall
Price*, Brandon Rouse*, Magen
Smith, Cassandra Stroud,
Michael Weeks, Megan Whitfield,
Suzanna Whitfield*, Andrea
Wimberly, and Matthew Worley.
Fourth grade: Adam Ake,'
Crystal Baker. Kyle Barnes, Kody
Bidwell, Bridget Boyd, Sam Boyd.


. Lions Tale
S News Column
~Nes 0ColuLmn

Faith Christian School
for a missions offering. Its mem-
bers are selling Valentine "candy-
grams" for February 14th for $.50
Many thanks to thosee who
supplied our K-5 class with a new
filing cabinet. We've asked our
teacher to compile a needs and
S wish list. Perhaps some of you
can help. Filing cabinets are
always welcome, also bookcases.
office chairs, and up-to-date
globes and maps.
f The candy has arrived: and
: the principal's office smells deli-
ciousl We plan to begin our annu-
al candy sale February 7, so get
your sweet tooth ready


SWants You!
Attention all parents of
NJROTC cadets, retired military
personnel, and everyone who
wants to support the local unit-::
The .Navy Jr. RQTC unit. of
.Port St. JoeHigh School is trying
to start a booster club. To do so it
needs the help of as many people
as possible. Their kick-off meeting
will be Thursday, January 30 at
7:0o p.m., E.S.T. in the high
:school's ROTC 'classroom.
MSgt. Bob Davis, parent of a
cadet and an active duty Air Force
member, will conduct the imeet-

Middle From Page4B

Year". Mrs. Williams teaches
eighth grade U. S. History. This
nominalton enters Mrs. Williams
in state competition for the 1998
State "Teacher of the Year".
Mrs. Williams is a 23 year vet-
eran of our educational system.
During her tenure, she has been'
an inspiration for both her stu-
dents and her peers. Again, con-
gratulations for this acc6mplish-
qOn Thursday, February 6'at
'9:30 a.m.. Port St. Joe Middle
School will host induction cere-
monies for both the Port sL Joe
Middle School Beta Club and the
newly established Port St. Joe
Elementary School Banner (Beta)
Approximately 35 students
will be inducted Into these organi-
zations. The Banner Club at PSJE
school has been sponsored by the
Middle School Beta Club, with
Cindy Belin as the school spon-
sor, under direction of Gerald
Lewter, principal.
Following the induction'cere-
mony, a reception will be held for
During the:.1996-97 school
year, Florida's public schools will
be using the Sunshine State
Standards as the foundation for

classroom instruction. According
to the Commissioner of Educ-
ation. Frank T. Brogan, these
standards are what we expect
students to know as they progress
from one grade level to the next.
This year, our eighth grade
students will be administered .the
FCAT 'examination, which tests
their knowledge of these stan-
dards. The 1997 administration of
this assessment .is a field test.
Beginning in 1998. the FCAT
(Florida Comprehensive Assess-
ment Test) will be given to stu-
dents 'to determine student
knowledge of information outlined
,in the Sunshine State Standards
and the results will be distributed
to parents and schools.,
-. The ,1997 administration, of
Sthe. FCAT will be during the week
of March 10-21. Anyone wishing
more ,: Information on the
Sunshine State Standards may
pick up a copy at the middle
school office.
A very special thank you goes
out to the P.T.S.O. and the
Athletic Boosters for a contribu-
tion of'$400.00 by each organiza-
tion'for the purchase of a commu-
nicator (telephone communica-
tions system). Hopefully, this sys-
tem will be in full operation in the
near future.

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First 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!
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Honor Roll Students

Courtney Bremer, Travis Cox,.
Haylee Ferry, Sheiletta Fisher,
Jade Gaskin, Candice Gordon,
Britney Grice, Johnathan High-
tower, Kaci Hoover, Jacob
Jackson, Lakonya Keith, Tiffany
Laird, Sarah Lawrence, Brandy
Little, David McDonald*, Court-
ney Martin, Steven Peak, Jill
Pippin, Kayla Rich, Tamara
SSandlin, Brandi Sasser, Jeffrey
Semmes, Corya Smith, Will
Strange, Carla Whitfield,' and
SCharles Wreath.
Fifth grade: Shelbie Adams,
Trampus Andrews, Sean Burch,
Shanna Collier*, Shawn Davis,
Christopher Fuze, Joni Grice,
Stephanie Grimes, Dawn Hall,
Dottie Hall, Kyle Hall, William
Harrell, Laura Husband*,
Candace Little, Veronica Marsh,
Jamie McCorvey, Holly Merritt,
Amber Mitchell, Hunter Nunnery,.
Laura Parrish, Amber Smith, Fritz
Stoppelbein, Dirk Sylvester.
Cassie Ward,' Darnell Ward.
Jessica Wells', Joshua Worley,
and Monica Zito.
SLxth grade: Jonathan

Adams, Monique Adkins*, 'Bar-
bara Alderman, Sheena Barnes,
Aleasha Hand, Daniel Holmes,
Courtne Hoover*, Judith Hus-
band*, Keili Jackson*, Sean
Kerrigan*, Jesse Knee, Matthew
Kramer, Matthew Ludlam, Joan-
na McClellan, .Derrick McMillion,
Megan Morris*, Matthew Piercy,
Codi Poe, Robert Rouse, -Laura
Spivey, Charli Taylor, Jonathan.
Thomas, Jana Traylor, and Robert;

Name Left Off
On last week's honor roll list-
ing received -from Highland Ele-
mentary School, sixth grader:
Danielle Barnes was inadvertent-
ly left off of those named for earn-
ing "All A's" for the second nine
week grading period of the school
year. Highland View Elementary
School and The Star regret this
omission. ,

Say You Saw It In The Star!

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S111 North 22nd Street
.:Mexico Beach, FL 32410
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Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m. : Fellowship.............6:00,p.m,
Evening Worship.........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday .............7:30 p.m.
PASTOR Choir Director. Robert E. Downs, Jr.

Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Call 229-8310
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
,. Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

i a church Nit a


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

Come visit We'd love to have you!
Dr. Bill Cook Interim Pastor
Phone (904) 227-1180
Presently meeting in the First ,nion Bank Building
Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Call for times and details of others of other opportunities
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Wewahitchka Elemenary School's



Late Fall and Winter Months Most Common Time For Conception

March ofDimes Suggests Top 10 Questions Women Should Ask Their Doctors When Thinking About Having a Baby

Every woman who thinks of
having a child someday dreams of
having a healthy baby-but it's
important for her to think ahead
to improve her chances, the
March of Dimes Birth Defects
Foundation, Northwest Florida
Division says. According to the
Institute of Medicine, nearly 60
percent of pregnancies in the U.S.
are unplanned or mistimed.
During January, the March of
Dimes is observing Birth Defects
Prevention Month. "This is an
important time for the March of
Dimes to .remind women of the
simple things they can do to get
ready for a healthy baby and help

Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter
885.09 Florida Statutes, the underslgned Intends
to register with the Division of Corporations.
Department of State. the fictitious trade nmme
under which It will be engaged In business and In
which said business Is to be carried on. to-wit: .
S MAIUNG ADDRESS: 202-B West Highway 98. Port
St Joe,.FL 32456.
OWNER (S): Johnny 0. MIze.
Itc January 30. 1997.
You are hereby, notified that the Departiment of
Environmental Protection has issued a pennit
under File Number GU-230 'to Asa W., Jr., and
Shirley F. Tindall for the construction of a one-
story, single-family dwellingminor structures.
excavation, and placement of, fill. pursuant to
Section 161.053. Florida Statutes. The permit and'
construction plans may be reviewed at the office of
,the Bureau of Beaches anid Coastal Systems. 5050
West Tetannessee Street. Building B. Tallahassee.
.Florida. Copies of the permit nay be obtained by
contacting the Bureau of Beaches and Coastol
Systems at (904) 487-4475. or by writing to 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard. Mall Staion 310.
Tallohasoee. Florida 32399
A party to this proceeding has the right to request
S review of this order by the Governor and Cabinet.
sittlling as the Lanld and Water AdJudlcalory
Commissloion. In accordce with Chapter 42-2.
Florida Administrative Code. and specillcally Rule
42-2 0131, Flonda Adminbstraive Code. To Initiate
such a review. your request must be filed within
twenty (20) days of the date of this order with the
Secretary of the Commission at Florida Land and
Water Adjudicatory Commission. The Capitol.
Room 2105. Tallahassee. Florida 32399-0001. A
copy of the request must also be served oil both the
Department of Envlronmental Protecuton. Agency
Clerk. 2600 Blair Stone Road. Mall Station 35.
iallahassee. Florida 32399. and on any person
named lit this order. within 20 days from the date
of this order if the request ior review is to be elTec-
tive. .
Additionally. any person substantially affected by
this deterrrmlaton has the right to request an
administrative hearing to be conducted In accor-
dance with the provisions of Secuoll 120.57.
Florida Sltoules. Should you desire mi adminlstra-
,Uve hearing. your request must comply with the
provisions of Rule 62103.115. Florida
Admrdstratlive Code. and by Rule 60Q-2.004.
Florida AdnililstraUtve Code. Requests for such
hearings must be sent to the Deparnient of
Elnvlronmelntal ProtecUon. Office of General
Coulsel. 3900 Commlowealth Boulevard. Mail
StLUoil 35. Tallahassee. Florida 32399-3000. and
must he received by the Departmentt withil four-
teen (14) days after your receipt of this notice.
Failure to respond wllhnl thLs allotted time frame
shall be deemed a waiver of all rights to alr admnin-
istrative hearing.
In the event that a legally-sullficlent peddon for
hearing Is not timely received, you have the right to
seek judicial review of this order. pursuant to"
Secloln 120.68. Florida Staites, alnd Rule
9 030(hl]l)(c) aid 9. 110. Florida Rules of Appellate
Procedure To Iniiate ar appeal. a Notice of Appeal
must be I'lled with the Department of
Eiivlroinmenal ProtecUon. Office of General
Counsel. atul with the appropriate District Court of
Appeal wllhin. thirty 130) days of the dale this order
Is liled with the Agency Clerk. The Notice filed with
the District Cortn must be accompanied by the ill.
ing fee specllled iii SubsecUol 35.22(3). Florida
c. Janua, y30. 1997.

prevent birth defects," says
Johanna White, Walk Chairper-
son of the local March of Dimes
"The first step a woman can
take on the road to a healthy baby
is to have a medical checkup
before getting pregnant," says
Nita French, Program Services
Committee Chairman for the,
March of Dimes. A March of
Dimes/Gallup Organization sur-
vey shows that although 95 per-
cent of women agree it is very
important for a woman who is
planning to have a child to see her
doctor before she is pregnant,
-only one in four women actually
visits the doctor to discuss preg-
During a pre-pregnancy med-
ical checkup, a health care pro-
vider can evaluate a woman's
medical status, identify any risks
to her own health and that of her,
future baby and' offer guidance'
regarding any lifestyle changes.
that may be advisable before
For a woman thinking of hav-
ing a baby, any regular visit to her
health care provider can serve as
a pre-pregnancy checkup. For;
those women who aren't sure how
to initiate a discussion about hav-
ing a healthy baby, the March of
Dimes has developed a checklist
of questions women can ask.
"These 10 questions provide a
starting point for a good dialogue
between a woman who is thinking
about having a baby and her
health care provider," French

Pre-Pregnancy Checkup
1. II've heard that I should be
taking a multivitamin supplement
-containing folic acid every day,
starting even before pregnancy.
What else can I do to prepare for
a healthy baby? .
2. Do I have any medical prob-
lems, such as an infection, or
high blood pressure or diabetes,
that should be tested for and
treated before I become pregnant?
3. Should we review my current
medications and discuss which
over-the-counter medications I
should avoid if I am planning a
4. What health history informa-
tion do you need from me to coun-
sel me about special risks to my
own health and that of my future
baby? Is my family medical histPo-
ry important?
5. I'm a smoker-is it important
for me to quit? Should I avoid
alcohol while I am planning a
pregnancy and during pregnan-
6. Do I need to be Immunized for
rubella (German measles)?
7. Should I lose/gain weight to
achieve my ideal weight now?
8. What foods should I eat to
make sure I'm getting a healthy
balanced diet?

9. Are there any particular sub- stances or chemicals that I

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 replace psecnological counseling or treatment services

Dear Counselor:
I have some serious problems
and I hope you can help. I am six-
teen years old, and I am in a rela-
tionship with a 25 year old man.
In February it will be two years
since we first started seeing each
other. I can notbegiri to tell you
how we met or how I got involved
with him. I love him him so much,
and he makes me feel like I am
the most beautiful girl in the
world. '
My problem Is that m 'par-
ents, family and friends dbr not
know that I amndating hirifaadid~f
they find out they will have a. cowl
The prom is, coming up, and I
want to go with him, but I know
that I can't. I even hear my friends
talking about things "they heard"
he did, so we decided that since
he has a "bad reputation" and due
to his age, we would not tell any-
People have lied on him and
misjudged him, but he really is
wonderful. He has had a hard life,
and his family was abusive
towards him. He has been in
prison for petty theft. He had to
steal because he didn't have any
food or a place to go, but now he
is working and trying to maintain
suitable living arrangements. I'
love him so much and I want to be
his wife. What should I do?
My other problem is now I
think I am pregnant! I do not
know what to dol How can. I tell
my parents that I am seeing him?
Furthermore, how can I tell them
that I am pregnant?
Dear Confused,
You are certainly facing some
problems in your near future. I
can imagine your.fear and anxi-
ety. But, keep in mind that if you
make the right decisions these'
problems will eventually work
themselves out. You will probably
need some help.

3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Land: 100'x140' lot
SPECIAL FEATURES: Well kept home in quiet neighborhood on Ig. lot.
Ex. Ig. bath, cen. heal/air.. cen. vac. system. Master bdrm. has mirrored
closet doors. Spacious kitchen w/breakfast bar, dining area & bay win-
dow. Ceiling fans throughout the house. Screened porch, wood privacy
fence & stor. bldg. Very nicely landscaped. Price includes: range, hood,
ceiling fans, carpel, blinds, cen vacuum system.



should avoid?
10.1 have a cat. How do I avoid
getting an infection called toxo-
plasmosis that may result from
handling cat litter?

For more information about
what women can do to have a
healthy baby or about the Mo-
thers March, call the local March
of Dimes at (904)785-6460.
The March of Dimes is a
national voluntary health organi-
zation whose mission is to,
improve the health of babies by
preventing birth defects and
infant mortality.

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4 Bedrooms, 2 baths. Land.Q94150'
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First of all, you should find
out as soon as possible if in fact
you are pregnant. There are over-
the-counter pregnancy tests you
can buy at any drug store.
However, I would highly recom-
mend seeing a doctor or going to
the Health Department to be cer-
tain. The health of you and your
baby should be your first priority.
WVhether or not you are preg-
!aant, you must understand that
you cannot keep your relationship
a secret much longer It'will even-
tually come out, anyway, and tak-
ing control of how it will be
revealed to your parents will save
you and 'your boyfriend some
more serious trouble later. If your
parents find out thrLiogh the
grapevine, it will make'the prob-
lei much worse.
You can expect your parents
,to react strongly when you tell
them, and they may insist that
your relationship end. This will be.
difficult to accept, but understand
that your parents could press
charges on your boyfriend if you
decide to continue seeing him.
You may be facing a decision that
could get him into more trouble.
These are extremely difficult
decisions to make and the conse-
quences will be tough either way.
I must strongly encourage you to
seek counseling by contacting a,
'school counselor, pastor, or a pro-
fessional counselor to help you
through this tough time.
.Robbin Lowery,
BS Case Manager
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
;'iNames and addresses are option-
.al and will remain confidential.
'Letters may-be edited for length.
IUrgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
'should be directed by phone to
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Fantasy Properties, Inc.

1200 U. S. Hwy. 98 John M. Delorme, Realtor
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 : 647-3633 ll
4) 648-5146 or 1-800-457478 Allemore, Realtor
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478 647-8939

WATERFRONT 8205 Gulfaire Townhome, Hwy. 98 -
Beautiful beach nice 2 bd., 2.5 ba. townhome, furnished,
and a good rental. Cen. h/a, w/d, dishwasher, disposal,
compactor, total electric. $142,500. '
VACANT LOTS 112 Periwinkle Dr., Gulfaire Subd. Lot
6, BIk F, 75'xl25', good residential lot on quiet street.
-111 37th St Mexico Beach Nicely furnished 2 bdm., 1 1/2
bath townhouse, nice view of Gulf, good rental, all elec
kitchen, sunken living room, new siding, excellent condition,
61 First Street, Mexico Beach. Beautiful 4 bdrmi, 2 full baths,
2 half bath stucco home, on Ig. 145'x280' lot, just 1 1/2 blocks
from dedicated beach. Great room with fireplace, office or
hobby room. Large kitchen w/island and bar, dining room, in-
ground, 15x30 lighted gunite pool. Screened porch, 2 car
garage, fish pond, cen. h/a. TOO MANY AMENITIES TO
313 Beacon Rd., Gulf Aire Subdivision. Lovely 2 story 4 BR
2.5 ba. home; 3 yrs. old. Excellent construction, low utilities.
Vinyl.and brick, easy maintenance. Fireplace. 2 car garage.
Sprinkler system and well. Beautifully landscaped. MUST
SEE! Priced to sell! $129,000.
Waterfront Dunes #3- 2115 Hwv 98. 2 bd. 1 ba. town-
home inU c DF h( 1 0. ajCH/A, new
plumbing. Exceie renta unit.$7,50
7799 Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach Far N Away Beautifully deco-
rated 3 Br 2 Ba half of duplex, completely remodeled in 1992.
1 Br 1 Ba downstairs, 2 Br 1 Ba upstairs. Washer/dryer, new
CH/A. Excellent rental. $199,000
102 S. 36th St. Nice 2 bd., 1 ba. brick cottage, just steps to the
beach. Carport, cen. heat and air, located on 75'x100' lot.
319 Robin Lane 2 bdrm., 2 ba. split plan home. CH/A,
12x20' sunroom, 2 decks. Laundry/wet bar combination.
Dishwasher, refrig,, stove, W/D hook-ups. Nice yard and
neighborhood. $72,500.
801 Maryland Dr. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. 14x70' mobile home. Cen.
heat/air, large deck, 40909r Reduced to $45,000.
Mexico Beach, 203 8th St. Very good condition. 2 bd., 2 Ig.
baths, double wide, 1600 sq. ft., cen.h/a, carpet, laundry
rm., Ig. kitchen, refrig., dishwasher, washer/dryer, ceiling
fans, awnings on front windows, large deck off liv. rm. and
bdrm., fireplace in liv. rm., beautiful yard. A must see!
Reduced to $69,500.

Joy Holder 648-8493
Mora Ritch 648-5146:
loan Smlthwlck 647-415


109 38th St. N. Canal front attractive 2 bd., 2 ba. home on pil-
ings, large deck, furnishqM vr lrpet, new roof, covered
boat slip w/motorized lifidR eawall. $210,000.
: 103 N. 27th St. Beach.hide away or year around living. Well
/kept 2 bd., 1 ba. block home w/vinyl siding, cen. h/a,
decks, screen room, and outside building. Landscaped
beautifully, some gulf view. 9192;9, Reduced to $97,500.
207 Arkansas. 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath, mobile home, 14'x70' with
Florida rm. addition. 75'\125' landscaped lot, 2 storage sheds,
new kitchen cabinets, must see. 6A9,099, Reduced to $65,500.i

219 Buccaneer Dr. 3 bd., 2 ba. stone & cedar home, corner
lot. Very comfortable. Stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer
hook-ups, new carpet/viiyl. Nicely landscaped with sprin-
kler system & shallow well installed. $112,000
410 Gulfaire Dr., Neat 2 bd p a aS 'co patio home.'Privacy
garages act as divider. \Velu Ul t len tub, ch.'a, w d, dis.
hwasher, all electric. $55,9001 '
319 Beacon Rd. Nice 2 bd., 2 ba. home in excellent neighbor-
hood. Features include a large liv. rm/din. rm. combination,
fireplace, lots of decking with fenced back yard. Appliances
include electric range, refrig., dishwasher, and disposal. Lot
size, 75'x125'. Tennis court & pool privileges. $119,900.
203 Beacon Rd. Absolutely beautiful! Large gulf view, 3 bdrm., 2
ba. home. Has big deck, fireplace, ch/a, heat pump. Spacious
master bedroom has exquisite bath with jacuzzi. Also sun porch
with gulf view off master bedroom. Immaculate and in A-one
condition. Lots of amenities. Must see! Great price Reduced to
Gulfaire Dr. Triplex. Two 3 Br 2 Ba units and one 1 Br 1 Ba
unit. Very nice. Good investment. To be sold together. Total
price $175,000

8211 Pelican Walk. Newly constructed 2 bdrm., 2 ba. circu-
lar home. Two story, cinder block construction, lots of deck-
ing affording nice view of the gulf. City water, sewer.
Located on a 60'x00 lot with fenced yard. $107,000.Sea
Shores Subd. 607 Nautilus Dr. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home,
nicely landscaped yard with sprinkler system and irriga-
tion well. Garage. Nice neighborhood, equipped w/refrig-
erator/stove, central heat/air, washer/dryer hook-up,
window treatments. Reduced to $95,000.
229 Selma St. 2 bdrm., 2 ba. 1988 14x70' mobile home, 75'x15(
fenced lot, excellent condition, cen. heat & air. Best buy on thu
beach. $45,900.
100 Santa Anna Frame duplex, 2 Br, 1 Ba upstairs, 1 Br 1 B;
downstairs. 1/2 block to beach. Good rental history. $80,00C
Reduced to $75,000. MAKE OFFER.


9129 Tulip Ave.' Comfortable 3/2 doublewide mobile
home, partially furnished, situated on THREE lots.
Landscaped, : fenced backyard. Storage .building.
6Fg,990. Reduced to $53,900.

Boardwalk, 108 Boardwalk Ave. Beautiful home in exclusive
subd., 2 bdrm., 2 ba., loft room, fireplace, window treatments,
screened porch with lots of decking affording a view of the
Gulf. 2 storage rooms, new carpet, stove, refrig., dishwasher,
microwave,, washer & dryer. Pool and hot tub, privileges.
'Dedicated beach access. $130,000.
1309 Palm Blvd., Nice 3 bd., 2 ba. block home, new CH/A,
tile, carpet, recently rewired and plumbed. Gas dryer & hot
water heater. Refrig., washing machine,' dishwasher.
Fenced backyard & storage. $64,900.
.,'1020; Garrison Ave. 2 .bd., 1. ba. vinyl siding, good area and
,starter home. $45,000.' i'
219 7th St. 3 large Br 1 Ba home w/roomy kitchen and din-
ing area .New carpet, freshly painted. Fireplace in liv. rm.
Central a'it /'gas heat, stove, refrig., washer and dryer. Storage
shed, utility room on 50' X 175' fenced lot. $44;0 Reduced to
$41,900. ... -
257 Mockingbird Circle Overstreet. 1/2 acre Living area 2500
sq. ft. 2 bdrm. w/2.5 baths AND attached mother-in law apt. OR
3 bdrms. Cathedral ceiling in great rm. and kitchen. Masonry fp
in great rm. Birch cabinets and ceramic tile tops in kit. Also,
ceramic tile showers. 9 ceiling fans and two 30" whole house fans.
Inside until. rm. Deep well with Sears water softener. Sprinkler sys-
tem. Heat pump with 10 KW back-up heat. Beautiful glassed long
Florida room facing canal. Lawn extends 125' to water's edge. 200
sq. ft. screened BBQ with built-in masonry grill, smoker & coun-
try kitchen (sink, hot plate & refrig.); FISHERMEN NOTE -
Located 3 miles from head of East Bay 14 miles to St. Andrews
: Bay 1/4 mile to Wetappo Creek, 1/4 mile to public boat ramp.
BUILT-INS: Entertainment center. APPLIANCES: elec. range, dish
washer and disposal. 18,0Q99Q $90,000.
263 Forest St. 2 Br 1 Ba 1987 mobile home on 163' X 330' lot
with storag4JM i CONT RAC Tnancing
$2 g5. ReducVe'd ,j '

Mexico Beach. Hwy. 98 50' commercial residential lot.
S$100,000. A great buy!
GULFAIRE, 8226 Hwy. 98 (next to Suwanee Swifty). Brick
bldg., 3 rooms with water, 1 full bath, 75' of parking. Excellent
Commercial location. $163,500.
Port St. Joe Approx. 2 acres commercial/industrial lots of
possibilities $99,000
St. Joe Beach U S 98 between Balboa and Magellan 3/4
block Permitted for condos only. $330,000


304 & 306 Hatley Dr. Lots 4 and 5, Block B. Two nice resi-
dential lots, 87.5' x 108' each. $15,000 each.
12th St. Nice area, walk to beach. Lot 8, 90x120, residential,
Pine Street- kcit6 ck t car ntial lot,
75'x100', $1.8u KIU t
Grand Isle Nan Nook and Kim Kove Lot 19, Blk D 71' X
115'. $11,500
Wysong S/D Comer of Robin Lane & 15th St. Lot 1, Bik 3
149' X 70' X 127' X 100'. $14,000 MAKE OFFER
Wysong S/D Robin Lane Lot 9, Blk 3 Unit 17. $11,500
Cypress St. (off 15th St.) 2 large lots 125' X 87.5' fr a total of
250' on road to be sold together (commercial or residential).
$35,000 Make Offer
Houses Only,
Cockles Ave. Lot 5, Block 18, 50'x100', water meter, septic
tank, $18,000.
Faulk Place 100' X 120', with large septic tank.. $21,000
Triton St. Lots 5 & 6, Blk 3, Unit 1 irregular. $32,000
Mobile Homes or Houses.
Starfish & Cowries Ave. Lot 20, Blk 22. $13,500
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool and tennis courts
Sea Pines Dr. Lot 5, Blk B Nice lot for your dream home.
Gulfaire Dr. Lot 15, Blk C Approx. 85' X 125'. $22,900
Lot 44, Block A, nice lot in nice neighborhood, located on cul
de sac. $22,500.
Nautilus Dr. Lot 3, Blk A. $18,000
Nautilus Dr. Lots 4,5, 6, 7, & 8, Block A. $22,b00 each:
Mobile Homes or Houses
Corner of Canal and Alabama. Lot 5, Block 5, Unit 1. Nice
cleared lot, high and dry, 75'x130'. $17,500.
Pineda St. 50' X 125' each 4 lots in first block across from
beach. $20,000 each
Long Avenue Lot 13 and Lot 14. Block 71, two lots, 60'
frontage each. $12,500 each.
Cape Plantation. Nice residential lot in nice neighborhood, block
B, lot 8, 120'x187'. Paved road. Possible owner financing, $18,500.
FIVE ACRES on the Intracoastal Waterway, approximately 500'
water frontage. Lot size approximately 500'x450'. $85,000.
Creekwood Lots 14 & 15, Approx. 1.25 acres total PLUS 2 pie-
shaped lots 6 & 7 directly on the creek. Sold as package.
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
Potential. $55,000
Highway 71 Gulf County Farms 4 acres. $15,700
Stone Mill Creek North of Wewa on Hwy 71 Close to great
freshwater fishing. Lot 1 & 3, Blk D. $ 6,900 each lot
Riverside Park Land Dr. Lots 9 & 10. One block to boat
basin. $8,000 each. Both lots available for less money.



Elizabeth W. Thompson
Office. Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
.FAX: (904) 648-4247
904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990

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Consignments welcome
Includes estate items of
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106 Buyers Premium, Wade Clark Auc-
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'96 Ford Taurus, V6, excellent condi-
tion, 29,000 miles. $15,000. 229-
6426. 2tc 1/30

1994 Dodge Ram, 150 cargo van, low
mileage, $11,500. 648-4648.
2tc 1/30

'89 GMC, model 6000 dump truck.
Over, 100,000 miles, excellent: cond.
9 $15,000. 229-6426. 2tc 1/30
Vehicles for Sale: 1992 Chevrolet Lu-
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Buick LeSabre, 1995 Nissan 4x4 pick-
up, 1993 Chevrolet Lumina, .1993
Mitsubishi Galant. 1995 Chevrolet
C3500, 1 ton heavy duty V-8 engine.
Call Debble or Diane at St Joe Paper-
makers Federal Credit Union for de-
tails, 227-1156. 2tc 1/23
1996 Honda Accord LX, white, 4 dr.,
4 cyl., 30,000 miles, very clean,
$15,500. Call 229-6424 after 5 p.m.-.
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'77 Ford truck,' long wheel base, 2
wheel drive. 351, $800 obo. 827-
2838. tic 1/23
1993 Ford Probe, 2.2 liter, M/TX, ps,
pb, pw/pm/pl, am/fm .radlo/cd
player, 47,600 miles. 648-5757, Car-
ol. 2tc 1/23
'95 Geo Tracker, automatic, air cond.,.
26,000 miles, $13,900. Call 647-
3838. tfe 12/19

1989 Toyota Pickup
4x4 5 speed, very good
condition, 100k miles, $5,500
obo. (904) 227-3457.
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5 bedroom, 4 bath home for rent at
St. Joe Beach. $750 per month'; Call
Hannon Realty at 227-1450. tfc 1/30
Apartment for rent. 1 bedroom fur-
nished, all utilities furnished, includ-
ing cable. 229-9000 or 229-2727.
tfc 2/6
2 bedroom, 1 bath unfurnished tril-
er, located 2 blocks from beach on St.
Joe Beach. No,pets. 647-5361. -:
tfc 1/23
St. Joe Beach, 3 bdrm., 2 ba., 2/3 car
garage, 3 'story home. '2 deck view.
Long term. $625 month. Available
February 1, 1997. (904) 862-7580.'
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Clean and efficient 2 bedroom apart-
ment, $385 month plus deposit Call
229-6527. tic 2/6
Retail office space for -ent, all utilities
furnished. Call 229-9000 or 229-`
2727. .. tfe 2/6
House & Business for Rent. 41st St.;
& Hwy. 98. Call for more information,
618-3090. 4tc 1/9
Gulf Shore Court Trailer for rent. No
pets. I block from St. Joe Beach. Sor-
ry, no children. 647-5106. tfc 2/6
Commercial warehouse & office space
S in Mexico Beach. 648-5474. tfc 1/9
2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, very
clean, no pets, $250 month. The
Junction, Hwy. 71 & 73, 639-5608.
tfc 1/2
Mexico Beach, .3 bdrm., brick, sun-
room, gulf view, long term. 4 bdrm.
beachside, completely. furnished,
short term, no pets. 648-8005.
tfc 1/2
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 1/2
4 bdrm., 2 ba. house at Indian Pass
Beach. Long term rental. $625 mo.
Call Rosasco Realty. Available Oct. 1.
1996. 227-1774. tic 2/6


650 Madison St. $39,900

2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Land 60 131 25 REALTY INC.
SPECIAL FEATLRES Comfortable 1 .torv irame bungal- PORT ST. JOE
with wood floors, new central heat and air 2 screir.ed pForchlie
ceiling ifns throughout, new 1120t storage building \-. ele 227-1450
pooer. Price includes range, refrig coling ian- blind- & l r\'
storage bldg

LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income .potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time; For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfc 1/2

Exp. Preferred. ,
Bay St. Joseph Care Cen-
ter has several positions
vacancy for LPN. lla'm
7pm shift ,and 3 pm-ll pm
shift. Qualified applicants
must enjoy working with
geriatric patients and pos-
sess a positive attitude.
Exp. in long-term care pre-
ferred. Exceptional em-
ployment opportunity.
Call 229-8244
Ice 1/30

schedule, good pay & benefits. Apply
in person, no. phone calls please.

Want a degree?
Want a career?
Join the Florida
Air National Guard.
No experience
S* Prior or non-prior
service accepted
50% state'tuition
*: Cash for college
Earn while youlearn
S,,Travel & MORE!
Immediate Openings
Computer Maintenance
Radar Tracking
High tech career fields
2tc 1/30

Registered Nurse. Gulf County Guid-
ance Clinic, Inc. has an immediate
opening for a part-time registered
nurse. Duties include: nursing as-
sessments, interviewing, case man-
agement, providing injections, and as-
sisting the psychiatrist with
medication management. Min. req.:
R.N. degree with an active license and
completion of all HRS screening. Ap-:
ply to: Edwin R. Alles, Exec. Director,
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.,
311 Williams Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
32456. EOE. Itc 1/30
COOK-KIDS Instructional Day Ser-
vice (K.I.D.S.) has an immediate pen-
ing for a cook. Duties include: food
preparation, meal planning, purchas-
ing, and record keeping. Min. req.:
H.S. diploma, or equiv. and comple-
tion of HRS screening. Applicants
with experience given -preference.
Hourly salary. Apply to: K.I.D.S., 309
Williams Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
EOE. .ltc. ,' 1/30.

Dining table, butcher block with
white trim and 6 chairs. Asking
$1560. 639-3963. ltp 1/30
Refrigerator side by side. green, good
cond.. $150. 639-2599. 2tc 1/30

Wedding dress, size 6, with 40' veil.
$275 obo. 647-8002.. 2tc 1/30
Cybex computerized exercise bike;
$1300. 229-8140.. Itp 1/30
Twin beds $350; couch, love seat,
chair and ottoman, $350. 827-6019.
tfc 1/30
Used 4.ton air conditioner compressor
$50: 2 mobile home axles w/tlres.
$200; used under counter dishwash-
er. $40. 648-5162. lie 1/30
Delonghi portable oil-filled radiator
heater $38: convection cooker, new
$50; Bushnell Falcon binocular $18.
227-1364. l Itc 1/30
Beautiful wedding gown & veil, lots of
lace & pearls, size 7 1/2. Long train &
veil; $150. 648-5994, Mexico Beach.
S2tp 1/23

GOURDS 'birdhouse $3.00, craft
size, $5.00 and up. 639-2708.
Sand pals send 2 dollars and print
your name and address to: Ima
Dreamer. P. 0. Box 151. Ellis Grove.
IL 62241. 4tp 1/9
70 hp Evinrude controls, steering
cable, excellent cond. $1.200 obo. 32'
travel trailer. 3400 lb. tongue wt self
contained, excel. cond. $6.000. Call
827-2838 or 579-3946. tfc 2/6

2 bedroom furnished and unfur-
nished available immediately. Long
term rental. Parker Realty. Mexico
Beach, 648-5777. tfc 2/6
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476; tfc 2/6
One and two bedroom apartments, 2
blocks from beach. Call 1-912-246-
1250, ask for Marvin after 8:30 p.m.
tfc 1/2

Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Afforda-
ble housing for the elderly and the
Cen. h &a. laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & iefng.. fur-
nished, filly carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.
on site
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
tfe 2/6
* Large 2 bdrmn. house. stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
Large. 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
Srefrig.. washer/dryei hook-up.
*New extra 1g. 3 bdrm. house. I 1/2:
ba.. inside laundry rm. ch&a. dis'h-
vwasher & stove, -fully carpeted. No
pets., '
*Small 2 bdrm. home. auto. heat&
air. washer/dryer hook-up.
*One bedroom apartment, washer/
'dryerhodk-up. '
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
,:. tfc 1/2
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. oe- Furni-
ture. 227-1251.. tfc 2/6

Safe 'N Dry
214 3rd St., PSI, FL
CUmate-controHed no mildew




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

Yard Sale: Trying again 2-1-97. Lots
of baby items. Baby bed, play pens,,
'gas blower, VCR, shop vac, and knick
knacks. 137 Main St, Wewahitchka.,.
North on Hwy. 71, at Lakeside Lodg-
es. If rain, inside. Utp 1/30
Yard Sale: Saturday. Feb. 1, 526 9th,
St. Maternity clothes, lots of baby and
toddler clothes. Ladies' clothes and
shoes, household items. knick
knacks, lt1/30
Huge Yard Sale: Saturday and Sun-
day. Feb. Ist and 2nd. 8 a.m. till.
Lots of stuff. collectables. household
items, ceramics, toys. tools, children's
clothes, lots of stuff. Come one. come
all. 32nd St.. Mexico Beach. Itp 1/30
Garage Sale: Family moving,. 405
Plantation Dr.. Cape Plantation. king
size water bed. tables. furniture, etc.
Saturday. 7 a.m.. all things must go.

Now accepting applications for house-
keepers. Must have your own trans-
portation.'Apply in person at the El
Governor Motel.: 2tc 1/30
Immediate opening for full time secur-
ity and clean up person. Apply in per-
son at El Governor Motel. 2tc 1/23
The House Doctors Home Improve-
ment Co. needs subcontractors, elec-
trical, plumbing, ac & heating, car-
penters, laborers. 1-904-647-3300.
tfc 1/30

POSTAL JOBS: $12.68/hr to start,
plus .benefits. Carriers, sorters,
clerks, computer trainees. For an ap-
plication and exam information call 1-
800-636-5601, ext. 30, 9 am tb 9 pm,
7 days. 4to 1/9

TERS. Collect mall / check lights /
locks / etc. Feed & exercise your pets.
As low as $6.00 a day. Mow grass /
pool care/etc. Willing for extra $$. Re-
iable couple. Contact Ron & Maxine
Leopold at 648-4204 anytime/leave
message. tfc 1/2

Fayo's Nail &
Tanning Salon
Certified Nail Technician
S1905 Long Aye., Port.St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.


: 635-2874 7

RC A0038936
Specialfzng in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality Is higher than price"

Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lofclearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill.dirt
St. 2, Box AiC, PortSt. Joe
Phone 229-6018

All Type Electricol Work .
24 Hr. Service
LIC #Er<0013168 .INSURED



Barfield's 229-2727

T.8V.a V.C.R.
Sales Service
Zenith GE. RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service-
We Service What We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave., PortSt. Joe

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

348 Santa Anna St.
St. Joe Beach 32456
tfc 7/18

I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens. fair prices.
Home 229-8104. Bus. 229-6803.
S, 12/5

Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
'Mobile 899-0219 or 899-0218

C.J.'s lawn

Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahitphka
I will work for YOU!" CLYDESANFORD
Mexico Beach. FL-
(904) 648-8492

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
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112

29 Continuous Years of
Autoneotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
S .ti. fc4/6

Locally :

IQ Residential
o Commercial

Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
*Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites

Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimnates & Inspections
FIn:51 RtcTeI FAfl* MBU

SJones, degree in music & voice.
Call 229-9034.

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

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

* Commercial

* Custom Wood

A R Fence
Feacia oad Cencrete Work
ADert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 9, 04) 647-4047

RM 0063326 '. ER0012759
2007 Palm Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL
-227-3210 ooe .

S 4 p 1/30

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

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

VINYL SIDING by Wewa Siding Co.
227-5986 or 227-5987

Serving Gulf, Calhoun and Bay Counties
Licensed and Insured Sr. Discounts Free Estimates
639-3570 tfc 12/12

'9.) (904) 647-3548
Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

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

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




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:: RATES: :
Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words, -
50 for each additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.





LOOK .. carpentry, window re-
placements, screen/glass rooms -
siding, you name itI Expert work
Sand nothing less at rock bottom pric-
es.. Be glad to show you what I've
donel 647-3300. THE HOUSE DOC-
TORS. tfc 1/2

No payment no interest
until July 1997
706 Ist St. 227-2112
White Snapper.* Stih Echo
Outdoor Power Products


White English bulldog puppies, most-
ly-all white, some with blue eyes. Tails
S docked arid first shots. Ready to go
February 1, $125. 904-878-5775.
2tc 1/23

S :. Purebred. German shepherd puppies.
$75 ea. 648-4148 after 5 p.m.
-tc 1/30

Insure your dog's wintly coat. Ask
Barfleld's Lawn & Garden. 229-2727
about Happy Jack Tonekote or Vita-
S tabs. Delicious supplement/chewable
vitamifi. 6tc 1/2
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for .weekly bathing. dipping
':.ailable. Boarding for dogs & cats.
: Lfc 2/6

:..your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelll, 229-1065. tfc 2/6

S Alcoholcs Anonymous, Surfside Se-
renity Group, meets Mon., Wed. Fri..
at 7:30 p.m. CST at Ist United Metho-
. dist Church. 22nd SL. Mexico Beach.

Home for sale by owner: brick home,
1 1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 be-
rooms, 2.5 baths, family room, sun
room. Formal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook,
hot tub, swimming pool, large deck,
fenced inb ack yard. 2700 sq. ft. heat-
ing & cooling. Location 103 20th St.,
PSJ (904) 229-8409. By appointment
only. tfc 1/30
GOLF COURSE, 3 bdrm., 2 ba. home
Some with cen. h&a, on 16th green.
St. Joseph Bay Country Club; excel-
lent buy, $105,000. Contact Leonard
Costin. 4tc 1/30
PSJ, 5 year old brick ranch, 3-4
bdrm., 2 ba., liv. rm. w/vaulted ceil-
ing, dining room, breakfast nook, -
laundry room, full kitchen w/built. in-
range, microwave, dishwasher, extra
Ig. garage, Monument Ave. Furniture
optional. Large lot with sprinklers.
$175,000. Call 229-2717 *for appt.
2tc 1/30

10 acres off 71 South, Woodmere Rd.,
asking $24,500. Century 21 Ryan Re-
altor, 1-800-238-7926, ask for Db-
reen. 3tc 1/30
Two lots on Chipola Driver in Cal- '
houn Co. off B.H.' Stone Road.
$5,000. Call 227-3854, ask for David.
4tc 1/30

'2 bdrm.. I ba. home, 325 Pompano
St.. Highland View. $19.000. Owner
financing. Call Mon.-Fri.. 9:00 a.m. -
5:00p.m. 904-227-1416. Itc 1/30
House for sale at 225 Redflsh St..
Highland View. For more Information
call 229-9090. tfc 1/23

2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Fanns. comer lot. $15.000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9

Need Extra Cash?
Place your Classified
Ad With Us!

Ken Hicks Residential/Commercial
:. Carpet Water Damage
Upholstery ; Odor Control

SFree Estimates, Call Anytime 648 8258
tic 1123

Earl nobe/ Insured/Licensed
Portable Welding
Have Welder Will Travel
For All Your Welding Needs Including Aluminum & Stainless
Lowest Prices in Town
Boat Trailers Hitches Trucks Etc.
(904) 648-5994 Mexico Beach, ft
2J6 & 220

LIC r RF0051042
ER 0011618

PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA 904/229-6821

Business and Personal
Financial and Estate Planning

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

Payroll Preparation
,Bookkeeping Service

Accounting and Income Tax Service

tfc 1/4

509 Fourth St.
P. 0. Box 602
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
S Machine (Sales/Service)
VenUlatlon Sheet Metal Fab Natural
Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor

Service Co.
Service -Co" N. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
State Mecr. #RM0066465 Emlre "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 tc 6/20


.Custom Kitchen and BathI
Jeff Powell, Owner

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

I.R.s Electric

: New Construction, Remodeling,
Additions, Service Upgrades
No Job Too Small Give Us A Call!

Insured & 648-4427 JOHN R.
Licensed STOMP
ER0014030 8tc 1-17-97
' .. :".. i... "

Owner Needs to Sell: 3 dnn.. 3 ba.
modular home, great condition, cen.
h&a, & many extras. 12x24' block
storage building, Ig. fenced yard. Ap-
praised at $48,000.00, but no reason-
able offer refused. Call (days) 904-
227-1342. nights &. Sunday 904-
874-2497, 189 Barbara Dr., Ward
Ridge. 4tc 1/16
522 9th St.; 3 bdrm.. 2 ba., separate
living room, dining, den., screened'
porch, deck, above ground 24' pool.
ceiling fans, oak cabinets, $62,500.
227-1708 after 4 p.m. tfc 1/9
Three bedroom, 2 story brown brick
house In Port St. Joe on Gautier Me-
morial Lane, next to park. Includes
furniture. Ala. 205-332-8123 or Fla.
- 904-648-4740. tfc 1/2
Two bedroom townhouse oh water-
front off 38th St., 117-D South. In-
cluding furniture. Ala. 205-332-
8123 or Fla. 904-648-4740.
tfc 1/2

3 bdrm. house ait 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
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 1/2'
Bay front home. executive 3 bedroom.
2 bath. fully furnished. Immaculate.
227-7506. tfe 2/6
Lot for sale: Howard Creek. one acre.
septic tank and deep well. $11.000.
827-2990. tfc 1/2 "'
-301 Woodward Ave., cleared lot. '
zoned commercial and light industri-
al. 648.4088 after 5. tfc 2/6
Want to Buy: house in Port St Joe
area that needs a little work. Call Pat
227-3511, if Interested in selling.
tfc 1/2

Wood Floor
Make those old wood floors
look like new. Don't replace -
Call Circle S Enterprise
827-8828, ask for Dusty


Catherine L. Collier
Indenpendecnl Sales Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(o04) 229-6460

Average Stump $10.00
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
tfe 4/6

A-1 OIL 8
Monday Friday. 9-6
Saturday 8-5 CST

$1 8.95 plus tax

We Custom Bend Pipe for fou.
Offering Complete
Outboard Motor Repair.
Owned & Operoted by Danny Clayton

133 S. 2nd St. Wewa
639-4174 or 639-4175
icE 26



Interior & Exterior,
Simulated Brick
= Custom Bands & Coins
No Styrofoam, Just Real
Stucco .

Tim 229-8588-
Lew 639-3058

Painting by. DeOraff
,(. tb0

Brick house, 3 bdrm., 1 ba. living
room with fireplace, din., kit., utility
rm. cen. heat and air, corner lot, 115
Sailfish St., Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment only. tfc 1/2
By Owner: 2 bedrooms. 2 bath, loft, 3
decks, pool/hot tub available. 108
Boardwalk Ave., Cape San Bias. 647-
3828. tfc 1/2
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2.5000 down,
$132.16 mo. Call George, 229-6031.
tfe 1/2
For sale by owner: two story new
home,. 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdnn., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm.. 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch,. 12'xl6'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,'
229-6411. tfc 2/6
1/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing, 227-
2020, ask for Billy. tfc 1/2
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
soutl of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. ife 1/2.

House for Sale by Owner -
108 Westcott Circle -
Sa $59,900
Spacious 3 bdrm., 'l'i/2 bath.
sep. liv. rm., dninig rm, ex. Ig.
fam. rm/bullt-ln "bookcases.
pass thru to kitchen with Is-
land and breakfast bar, Ig.
'pant4y. Good storage, Ig. lot.
Great neighborhood, wonderful
neighbors. Call 229-6827 after
5:00 p.m. tfc 1/23

Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday. 8:00 p.m.
Thurs.. 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United "
Methodist Church, PSJ
RF #0066770 6tp 1/23
Plumbing Repairs
Roger Stokes


Paving Grading Site Prep
Gravel Sand Top Soil
Road Base Driveways
Road Construction
Land Clearers
Tommy McAllister
Mobile: 904-526-8525
Andy Bragg

&.Land Levelling

Call Matt Walker

Motley's Pressure


Houses, Driveways, Patios,
Sidewalks, Mobile Homes,

(Leave Message)
tfc 12/12

Peee Heating & Cooling
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State Uc. #RA0066486 229-COOL

for All Your Watering Needs


LILUE B. PRICE, deceased.
and her unknown heirs and devisees,
Defendants. CASE NO. 96-289CA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County,
Florida, pursuant to the Final Judgement of mort-
gage foreclosure entered In this Cause, will sell at
the Front Lobby of the Gulf County Couirthouse In
Port St. Joe, Gulf County. Florida. at 11:00 A. M.
EST. (10:00 A.M. CST), on the 13th day of
February, 1997, the following described real prop-
erty lying and being In Gulf County, Florida, towit:
Commence at the SW Corner of Section 13.
T5, RI11W. Gulf County, Florida, and thence run
North 89*24'40" East for 1726.20 ft.; thence North
0131'37" West for 2663.01 ft.; thence North
89"24'40" East for 2218.22 ft.: thence South
01*31'37" East for 752.29 ft. for the POB.'From
said POB run North 60*13'45" East for 125.00 ft.:
thence South 01"31'37" East for 380.00 ft to a
point on the Northerly R/W line of SR No, 386;
thence South 6013'45" West:along said R/W line
for 125.00 ft.; thence North 01"31'37" West for
380.00 ft. tothe POB.
ALSO: 1973 Hallmark Mobile Home, Serial No.
SH1764, with furnishings.
THIS NOTICE dated this 16th day of
January. 1997.
Sulf County Circuit Court
By /s/ M.-Vaughan
2tc. January 23 and 30, 1997.
a Florida crorationl.
Defendant s CASE NO. 96-315CA
signed Clerk of the Circuit Coulrt of Gulf CoilnL'y
Florida pursuanit to the Final Judgement of ncort
gage foreclosure entered In this Case., will sell at
the Front Lobby of the Gulf County Coulrtholse III
Port SL Joe. Culf Coilnty. Florida at 1100 A M.
SEST. (10:00 A.M. CST1. on the 13th doa of
February. 1997. the following described real prop.
Srrty lyingand beitg In Gulf Conuriy. Florida. to-wlL
Commence at an Iron pipe marking the SW
Center of the SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Sectr.i 24.
T4S. RIOW. Gulf Coullty. Florida, a d thenlce go
South 90:0000" East (Bearing Basel along the
: South boudary line of said SE I/4 of the SW 1/4
for a distance of 144.59 ft. for the POB: from said
POB continue South 9000'00' East along the
South Bountdary line of said SW I/4 of the SW 1/4
for a distance of83.63 ft to the Weseiuly R/W linee

of SR No. 71 las monumnetlledl. thence go North
04 10'33" East along said R/W llne for a disLance
of 36.19 fi: thence departing said R/W line go
South 89'5323 West for a distance of 84.19 IL.
thence go South 03:18'21" West for a disCitace of
3599 ft to the POB.
.DA TED THIS 10th day of January. 1997.
Gulf Counllty Circuit Co,lrt
By /s/ n. Vaughon
2tc. January 23 and 30. 1997.

BID NO. 9697-11
The Board of County Commissioners of Gtfll
County. Florida will receive sealed bids from anly
person. aompaly. or corporation li.ierested In pro-
vlding to Gilf Coutnty the following.
RolUlue mowing of grossed or vegetated
roadside areas II Gullf CoinIrt
Specllcatdons can be obtained at the Gulf
County Plamnnllg/Bimlding Department.
1000 5lh Streel. Pon SL Joe. Florida
32456. (9041 229-94229-844. 29-6111.

House for Sale by Owner -
108 Westcott Circle -
Spacious 3 bdrm.. 1 1/2 bath,
sep. liv. rm., dining rm. ex. Ig.
fam. rm/bullt-ln bookcases,
pass thru to kitchen with Is-
land and breakfast bar, Ig.
pantry. Good storage, Ig. loL
Great neighborhood, wonderful
neighbors. Call 229-6827 after
5:00 p.m. tfc 1/23

2009 Marvin Ave. $121,500

3 Bedrooms, 2 baths. Land-'7Sxl5S
SPECIAL FEATLRES Srep-down iv. rm w/bnck fireplace, custom bith cab. POT ST. JOE
mets in kitchen, custom pleated shades & bhnds ceramic tile lover, Ig. private 7
master bath & bdrm. w/French doors to deck/pno Large back yard with
wooden privacy fence and custom 2-slory play "torf'. Prce includes
range/oven, range hood, d.w. disp., carpet, blinds/shades, ceiling fans.

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House For Sale by Owner! 2027 Marvin Ave.
Drastically reduced from $165,000 to $155,000. Below
appraisal or rent with option to buy. For information
SCall 827-2838 or 647-5423

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Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit oil
specified date will be set at $50.00 per day.
Please Indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER. and what the BID
is for.
Bids will he received until 5:00 o'clock, p.m..
E.D.T., February 11, 1997, at the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court. Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Fifth Street, Port St Joe. Florida, 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
Is/ Nathan Peters. Jr.
2tc, January 23 and 30. 1997.
Sealed proposals will be received In the office
of the City Clerk 305 Fifth Street. Port St. Joe,
Florida,-until 4:30 p.m., February18, 1997, for
furnishing and delivering F.O.B.. Port St. Joe,
Florida, Maintenance for Lagoon Curtains as out-
lined in the specifications pertaining thereto.
Specifications and bid documents may be
obtained from the City Clerk's Office, 305 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, telephone (904)
229-8261, Monday through Friday, between 8:00
a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Bids will be publicly opened
and read at 8:30 p.m.. February 18, 1997, in the
City Commission Chambers, City Hall, 305 Fifth
Street. Port St Joe.Florida. The City reserves the
.-ight to accept or reject any or all bids, or to select
the Bid felt to be ill the best Interest of the City.
/s/ Paillie Peiilurvis
Ciry Clerk
Itc. January 30. 1997.
The City of Wewahltchka as a part of Its
Community Development 'Block Grant' Housing f
Rehabilitation Program will accept bids on rehabll-
Itation of the following housing units
1). 163 Hill circle
2). 147 Hill Circle
3). '139 HIll Circle
4). 136 Williamsburg Road
5). 855 Highway 71. South
6). 126 Cypress Street
FEBRUARY 10, 1997, 9:00 a.m. CST, AT
Bids will be received until 10:00 a.m. CST oni
Monday, February 17, 1997. at which time they
will be opened and read aloud. All plans and.spec- i
Ificatlons relating to the housing rehabilitation pro-
Jects will be presented to the contractors at the pre-
hid conierelnce All bids must be submitted oil the
Bil Proposal Form presented at the pre-bid collier
elcp. Bils recenied after the deadline will nlt be
All Bidders who have not pre-qualllled with the
CIrv of Wewu.hlichka CDBG Housing Rehahillltadon
Program mtist sillSitl the quiallcatiUoii require.
rmeils sulh their bid Gt be considered eligible For
fit Lher itnliormouon oil the coIllacior qualil icuonI
requlierelLs contact David L HInes at 19041 627-
The City of rVewalllrhka reserves the right to reflect
a..y or all hIl. s
2tc jain-Auy 30 and February 6. 1997.

BID NO. 9607-12
The Gulf Coltyy Booard of Coluny Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any person. comiuiy.
or corporoaon Interested In conuredliag withthe
Comuit to provide for semi-anuall l dre disposal at
Five PoniLs Landllll.
Considlerollon will he given to all types of disposal
options. Approximately 100 toms per year are avail-
able lor disposal. and the bid price should reflect
amount per ton. fob Five Points Landfill.
A three year agreement is desired.
QgtesLIOlls regarding this bid can be directed to the
Gulf Coiity Solid Waste Department. 1001 10th
Street. Port St. Joe. FL 32450, Phone (9041 227-
3096. Fax 1904) 227-1 185
Delliery date must be specified. liquidated damn-
ages for failure to 'lelier the unit on the speciilled
date will be 825.00 per dayi
Please Indlcate ton the eityelope that this a a
SEALED BED. the BID NUMBER. and what the hid
Is for.
Bids will be received unul5 5-00 o'clock. P.M..
Eastern Time. on Febrncay 11. 1997, at the Olilce
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Giif County
Courthouse. 1000 Fifth Street. Room 148. Port St.
.Joe. Florida. 32450.
The Boorl reserves Ihe right to reject any aid all
BY: Nathan Peters. Jr.
2tc. Jaim aory 30 and February 6. 1997.