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: April 17, 1997
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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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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Gulf Experiences Secon

Traffic Fatality of the Y

Gulf County experienced
its second highway fatality of
the year last Sunday morn-
ing, when Ricky G. Rogers,
33, was killed in a single ve-
hicle accident.
Rogers was one of two
passengers riding in a 1994
Chrysler 4-door sedan being
driven by Mark Weeks, 28.
Another passenger in the
auto was Jon Michael Terry,
age unknown. All three were
residents of Wewahitchka.
According to a record of
the investigation of the ac-

County May


Franchise Fees

Peters Proposes Plan
To Help Finance
Emergency Services

During a special meeting of
the Gulf County Commission
Monday at noon, the thought of
considering franchise fees utilities
and services in Gulf County was
resurrected as an idea to help
finance emergency services by
board chairman Nathan Peters,
Peters told the board he
thought the county could benefit
by approving/ a small franchise
tax to help finance emergency ser-,
vices in the county (fire depart-
ment and ambulance).
The tratter was first dis-
i "cussed by the board in February
of 1996 as a means to help
finance some of the need of emer-
gency services of the county.
Peters suggested the board hold a
workshop session to further study
and discuss the optional fees.
Commissioners Billy Traylor
and Warren Yeager expressed the
fees as a fair and equal way to
raise revenues with everyone pay-
ing something, but Commissioner
Yeager stated: he could only sup-
port the tax if its earnings were
used to defray the ad valorem tax
burden. Commissioner Tommy
Knox issued his concerns for
county residents on fixed
(See FRANCHISE on Page 3)


J. Linton


for Mayor
Port St. Joe City
Commissioner Johnny D. Linton
advised The Star this week that he
will seek the office of mayor of
Port St. Joe. To do so, it was nec-
essary to vacate his seat as
Commissioner District III. Linton
has served as a city commissioner
for the past seven years and now
he feels he can better serve the
city as mayor.
He is a member of Long
Avenue Baptist Church and Is
married to Sonya "Bruner"
Linton. They are the parents of
three children, Darrell, 23,
Delana, 19, and Keesha, 14.
Following his graduation from
(See LINTON on Page 3)

cident by the Florida High-
way Patrol, Trooper R.
Hunley, the fatal crash oc-
curred a half mile north of
Wewahitchka on Highway
71, at approximately 12:30
a.m., Wewahitchka time.
The trooper's report, giv-
ing a description of the activ-
ities surrounding the mis-
hap, said the Chrysler was
"northbound on Highway 71
at a high rate of speed, when
the car ran off the east side
of the highway, hit a cul de
sac and went airborne. The

id Highway

ear, Sunday
vehicle came down and rolled
over, ejecting Weeks and
Rogers." The third subject
was wearing his seat belt
and wasn't ejected.
The injured trio were
taken to a Panama City
hospital by Gulf County
Volunteer 'Ambulance
crews where Rogers was
pronounced dead on arri-
No charges have been
filed as yet, pending comple-
tion of investigation by the
Florida Highway Patrol.


Port St. Joe High School basketball
coach Vern Eppinette, along with his team
of fighting Sharks, are recognized for their

Board Offers its Praise to State




Or Rather Lack of Same, Attracts

Attention, Need for Action from Board

The Port St. Joe City
.Commission held a public hearing
'to consider an ordinance restrict-
ing parking on Reid Avenue dur-
iig their regular meeting Tuesday
Needless to say, parking
spaces are at a premium on Reid
Avenue now with downtown revi-
talization project construction
going full steam, resulting in more
than 50% of the normal parking
spaces being out of service and a
general state of congestion on the

street. After receiving complaints,
especially directed to merchants
and their employees parking on
Reid Avenue, the board decided to
bring the issue to a head, notify-
ing all downtown merchants of
the hearing to consider the ordi-
nance. Judging by the size of the
crowd present to discuss the
issue, they got just what they
wanted to.
A packed house discussed the
parking issue with the general
consensus seeming to be that the
major problems occur during the
lunch hour, the problem wasn't
much of an issue until the con-
struction work got underway, and
downtown merchants should be
more considerate of others in the
parking practices of themselves
and their employees.
Mayor Frank Pate suggested
that the ordinance proposal be
dropped for the time being until
the downtown revitalization pro-
ject is complete and see if the
problem fixes itself; if it doesn't
then the board will revisit the
Pate also pointed out several
areas the city has received per-
mission to use for temporary
downtown parking-railroad buil-
ding parking lot, property be-
tween Highway 71 and Fourth
Street along Highway 98, and city
lots adjacent to City Hall.
Storm Water Problems
Bill Kennedy (Preble-Rish,
Inc., Consulting Engineers) told
the board that flooding along Reid
Avenue that occurred during
Saturday evening's heavy rainfall-
,mostly resulted from two storm
water drainage junction boxes
that.were under construction at
the time of the storm.
Kennedy said that the con-
tractor is making every effort to
leave the drainage In service, but
there would be time frames dur-
ing the construction process
when the drainage would only be

partially operable.
Only minimal damage was
reported during the flooding, with
a few stores getting water in
them-mostly on the east side of
Reid, between Third and Fourth
City work crews were called
out to keep the operable portion of
the system open during the heavy
Meeting With St. Joe
Corporation Officials
Mayor Frank Pate reported to
the board that Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director
Tamara Laine, Board Attorney
Billy Joe Rish, City Clerk Pauline
Pendarvis and himself had met
with officials from St. Joe
Corporation and discussed sever-
al items of concern for the city.
During the informal meeting
Pate said they discussed:
-extending Port St. Joe city lim-
its on all three land sides; north
to the Intracoastal Waterway,
south to Highway 98 and east to
include cemeteries;
-acquisition of land to develop
an industrial park, probably
along the Intracoastal Waterway;
-acquisition of land between the
marina site and Fifth Street; and,
-downtown parking space.
He said the officials were very
receptive to the ideas and desires
of the city and would get "back
with them 'concerning the re-
New Police Chief Starts Work
New Port St. Joe Police Chief
Jay Leffert will begin his duties as
City Pblice Chief Monday,' April
Leffert, a 30-year law enforce-
ment veteran, was chosen by the
board in February to assume the
position being vacated by retiring
chief, Bucky Richter. He and his
wife, Ann, are making the move to
[See PARKING on page 6]

Basketball Champs, the PSJ Sharks Gas Rates

Adopts Summer Youth Program, Financed With Grants Totalling
$125,000; Key Personnel State Intentions to Retire After Long Service

The Port St. Joe Sharks bas-
ketball team is not through re-
ceiving kudos for its, champion-
ship run this past season at every
level of play they participate in.
The Gulf County School Board
opened its meeting Tuesday
morning with a short ceremony of
congratulations to the coach and
the team and presentation of a'
plaque recognizing the team's
achievements during the season
of what was supposed to be a 're-
building' year.
School Board chairman, Dr.
Mary Pridgeon, presented a
plaque along with a resolution of
praise, to coach Vern Eppinette,
backed up by his team members,
recognizing their considerable ac-
complishments and hard work.
The team won the champion-
ship of every level of play it was
involved in this past season, from
District to State.
Sara Joe Wooten announced
the successful filing of a "Title II-
B SYETP" grant. The grant was
the showpiece of several grants,
all of which totaled $125,000, to
be used to operate a county-wide
summer program.
The central grant targets ap-
proximately 100 children, involv-
ing them in a vocational type pro-
gram, enhancing educational
skills, exposure to the world of
work, field trips to inspect vari-
ous trades, as well as provide
summer jobs of doing something
productive. As Mrs. Wooten put
it, "Scrubbing floors and washing
windows must be dohe, but this
program emphasizes more' ad-
vanced accomplishments."
The board gave their bless-
ings to Mrs. Wooten's project.
They also gave the nod of ap-
proval, although with caution, to
a program of AIDS education in
the schools. The program con-
sists of a number of presenta-
tions-one session at each grade
level-before the school term is

The presentations will be
made by Valerie Mincey, repre-
sentative of the Bay AIDS Servic-
es and Information Coalition, Inc.
Her presentation will be a state
approved program and subject.
At first, the entire board was
reluctant to give its approval of
the presentations. Board member
Caroline Norton remarked, "I ap-
prove of the concept of a need for
awareness of AIDS and its caus-
es, but I would like to read all the
information Ms. Mincey has given

us before I give my approval of
her material being taught in our
Before the board session was
over, approval had been given for
the sessions to be given to the
classes. Students must first have
their parents' approval for them
to attend. The classes will be
available to both middle school
and high school students at a
time to be arranged by the school
board. The classes are scheduled
to be given at some point before
(See OFFERS on Page 3)

Fla. Public Service Commission
Grants Operating Increase to SJNG

It took the Florida Public Ser-
vice Commission just barely 10
minutes Monday morning to
agree with St. Joe Natural Gas
Company that they were due a
rate increase after 33 years of op-
eration. The utility was filing for
an increase for the first time
since the company was formed.
The filing was brought about by a
steadily creeping increase in the
cost of doing business.
Natural gas costs have risen
here in Port St. Joe during the

Street Work

Traffic flow on Reid Avenue
will 'swap' directions Monday,
April 21, according to George
Douglas, project manager with
Sd Royal American Construction.

I WRoyal American is in the
process of putting the finishing
touches on paving, pouring side-
-walks, and installing stormwater
drainage on the west side of Reid
Avenue. During that time span of
work on the $900,000 Downtown
Revitalization Project, traffic along
Reid has been flowing south to
north (one way) on the main busi-
ness thoroughfare downtown.
Beginning Monday morning,
Douglas said the flow will change
direction with traffic flowing north
to south from First Street to Fifth
Street (one way). Construction
workers will then begin to'demol-
Sish the roadway and sidewalks on
11. the east side of Reid in prepara-
... tion for repeating the same work
done on the opposite side of'the

past 33 years, but all increases
were in the cost of bulk gas to
the company. SJNG's margin of
the gas bill had remained the
The local firm's billing repre-
sents gas costs to the firm, for re-
sale, at approximately 93%.
Gas bills will increase about
$2.00 per resident bill during
summer months and approxi-
mately $6.00 to $8.00 per bill per
month during the winter months.
The increase will be reflected on
bills, beginning with the June
billing, according to Stuart Shoaf,
manager of the utility. Shoaf stat-
ed, "The PSC adjusted our rates
across the board without any ob-
jections being filed from the pub-
lic. They must have realized our
position as being deserving of an
increase after all of those years
without one."
"This brings our rates more
in line with the state PSC's al-
lowance for 'parity'," Shoaf con-
tinued. "We still have the sec-
ond lowest gas rates in the
state of Florida," he continued.
Gas bills caused a stir, local-
ly, some three months ago, with
unusually high amounts being
charged. The explanation, then,
was, that the company was re-
couping expenses, caused by the
unusually low rates, before their
fiscal year ended. The charges
have since returned to the normal
Shoaf said the public still has
21 days to file any objections to
the new rates. "But, the PSC ex-
amination of our records showed
we are eligible for an even higher
rate than the level we asked for,"
Shoaf revealed.
Shoaf said he was relieved
over the rate increase allowed,
since the expansion of the service
to even more residential custom-
ers was causing the firm more
rate distress due to the extremely
low percentage of operation reve-


accomplishments by Dr. Mary Pridgeon,
chairman of the school board, at the board's
meeting Tuesday.


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GULF COUNTY HAS "SCOOPED" the state of Florida as well
as the rest of the nation in the matter of making it illegal [and
posting penalties] for youth to use and have possession of tobac-
co products. One ordinarily thinks "cigarettes" when tobacco
products are mentioned, but Gulf has bitten the whole bullet
and included chewing and dipping tobacco products as well.
These two forms of tobacco are just as popular with the kids
[maybe more so] as cigarettes.
There were no voiced objections from any age group when
the county commission held hearings on their intentions to out-
law the products, as well as apply penalties for use and/or pos-
NOWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES had this drastic a step-
been taken before.
Several locations are considering and have considered vari-.
ous penalties as punishment, but none have installed a set of
punishment rules for violation of what is becoming a popular
Slaw-that of banning the sales and use of tobacco products by
, underage youth. Gulf County's steps in this direction will either
serve as a pattern for still more communities to follow, or serve
as pitfalls to avoid in controlling the use by teenagers.
We hope it serves as a model for others to follow. There is
nothing quite so unsightly as seeing a callow youth with a long
cigarette stuck between his/her fingers.
WE KNOW THAT THESE laws will be tested and broken by
teens. They will require constant surveillance in order to enforce.
But it's better to enforce a few unpopular [with teens] laws than
to bury young people needlessly.
An example in point is the young woman who is having :a
suit tried in Jacksonville, for becoming a fatal victim of tobacco.
She has finally kicked the habit. She is dead. Her survivors
are now filing suit against a tobacco company for a wrongful
death charge.
She did it to herself, you say. Indeed, she did! If it had been
unlawfuil for youths to possess and use tobacco products in her
formative years, the young woman would more -than likely still
be enjoying a full, cancer-free life. She would at least be enjoying
life as opposed to languoring in death.

We Wish Them Luck
SANOTHER MOVEMENT in which Port St. Joe. is leading the
way, is setting the pattern for arriving at a method of protecting
resident bodies of water. They are showing the way to counties
bordering the Chipola River on coming ,p with their own plan of
protection-a plan' they'an live with, because it has beIen de-
vised by local people.
The counties and communities along the Chipola-of which
Gulf County is a party to-have decided to do it themselves and
Come up with a plan to protect the river without allowing the De-
partment of Environmental Protection to apply what has proven
historically to be a very heavy hand of protection.
THE. FOLKS WHO LIVE along this beautiful river have ini-
tially suggested t e state purchase large hunks .f river bank In
,order to protect and preserve the river. However, we suspect that
'before the committee gets to the point of actually suggesting h
purchase, they will have heard from the state's representatives
that the purchase price is more than local folks can bear. They'll
realize that the state's interpretation of "protect" is to build a
fence around it, keeping people off the premises. The advocates
of a clean and protected Chipola don't want this at all.
NEITHER DID THE protectors of St. Joseph Bay. They want-
ed to use the bay just as much as they could without causing it
irreparable harm.
They wanted to protect it from sources' f harm. So, they set
about identifying the actual harmful sources and are going
abbut'the task of limiting these harmful sources while still utiliz-
ing the bay waters.,
This, we believe, will b 'what the dhipola supporters will find
is their goal. -Private ownership is best with certain criteria
spelled out for its protection. This is valuable acreage. It yields a
fair amount of fax income for county government as well as pro-
,vides an unlimited source of recreation and pleasure for the
many people who live along its shores and have access to its wa-
We wish good luck to .the new committee and success in its

,Hunker Down with Kes by esy le Colb

Nick Took Care Of Our Shrubs

Nicky Joe Stafford was my
first real hero. Now, I was big on
Roy, Hoppy and Gene of course,
but they chased bad guys in Olde
California, in old San Antone,,
and even "south of the border
down Mexico way." As much as I
watched them, admired them,
and tried to emulate them, I
clearly understood there was a'
distance problem here. And,
though I never said it out loud, in
my heart I knew that some of
that stuff Roy was doing each
Saturday afternoon looked a lit-
tle made up.
Nicky Joe Stafford was real.
He was five years my senior
and when you are seven and
twelve. ... well, that seemed like
a lifetime. But he happened to be
the same age as my older broth-
er and spent a great amount of
time hanging around our house.
He called me "Kelly" a lot in the

very early days and "K. C." as we
both grew in stature and years.
His grandparents. Mr. and Mrs.
Purvis, lived just around the cor-
ner and down the. hill from us. I'd,
tag along with Leon and Nick as
they'd play in that big barn
behind the Purvis house. Leon
would mostly say to me big
brother things like, "Get away.
You can't do that Go home. Why
are you always in the way?"
Nicky Joe would say, "Come on.
It's Kelley's turn. You can do it!"
It wasn't hard to like Nicky
Joe Stafford.,
And he could hit a baseball
plum near out of sight. He had a
terrific arm and could run like a
deer. Leon and his friends would
play those pick-up games over
behind Bethel College. I was too
young to play but I would tag
"We're one guy short.. Kes,
you wanna to play?"
"No, he doesn't" Leon would-
n't let me answer. And he'd give
me the what in the world are you
doing here look. "Kes is just onh
his way home." Gosh, I must'a
been a terrible embarrassment to

him. I would stand there, careful
not to make any move toward the
"Aw, let him play." Nicky Joe
would speak up for me. "He can
be the all-time right fielder."
One of those games Nick had
"talked me into" I raced back to
the barbed wire fence, turned
and made a leaping catch of
John Ed Gardner's towering
drive. I didn't even notice the
torn shirt and the bleeding
back-I held on to the ball.....
and to the memory of the appre-
ciative nods qf the much older
Nicky Joe Stafford got me in
the game early.
He had a giant of a horse
named Prince. I can see him
right now, 40 years after the fact,
thundering up the hill toward the
house., He'd ride right up
through the green shrubs grow-
ing along the porch, slowing just
enough' for L. C. to swing up
behind, and with a hearty "Hi-Ho
Silver", they were off. Nick "made
over" Mom's chocolate pies like
you wouldn't believe and she
couldn't bring herself to fuss at

him about those "little ol'
By his high school days, the'
mode 'of transportation was a
Cushman Eagle. He'd pick Leon
up each morning. .... about
eight seconds before the first
bell! He'd roar through the back
field, jump the ditch, duck the,
clothesline and ram through the6
shrubs. Leon would have to getaa
running start across the porch to
get up enough speed to "catch
on" behind the flying motorcycle.
They would slide, onto
Stonewall Street on a wheel afid
a half, Leon still fighting to main-
tain his balance If either of them
had ever carried a book home,
just' one time in their whole high
school careers I don't think they
could have mounted in like fash-
Nicky Joe Stafford was Inde-
I can still remember individ-
ual plays he made as a high
school football 'stand out. I
remember the all night Rook
games. I remember .the talks
(See KESLEY on Page 3)-

When Spring Rolls Around, A Man's Thoughts Naturally Turn to Fishing .

around, my genes have historical-
ly notified me that it is time to go
fishing: and who am I to argue
with my genes? .,',e .
Spring let us know that it
was either here: or definitely on
the way a couple of. weeks: ago
and convinced me that the fish
were literally tearing up the bait
up around Lake Wimico. At least
the weather convinced me that it
was time to begin wetting a hook.
I don't go fishing alone any-
more. The fact is, I never did go
fishing alone. That's one activity
where I have always had a part-
ner to go with, or else I just didn't
go. That's what made it so neat
when my son-in-law, David,
dropped by the office one after-
noon along about that time and
said to me, "Wes, I think it's time
to go fishing! I have 'the fever!
How about us going Saturday,
and catching a mess."
Well, let. me tell you, I was
setting on ready! The weather
'was good and I had the price of a
hundred red wigglers in my pock-


By Wesley Ramney

et. I was ready to go!

arid 7:00 a.m. found us on the'
road to the Intracoastal Canal at
White City, towing a boat behind
David's pick-up truck, headed for
the fish "bed". It was chilly that
morning; especially, riding in an
open boat as fast as a 35 horse-
power motor would push it to-
ward Lake Wimico.
That' didn't bother me,
though. I convinced myself be-
tween every shiver, as we bar-
relled up' the canal, that the
weather would warm up as the
day progressed and we finally ar-
rived at our destination.

About half, of Bay. County de-.
cided to go to Lake Wimico that
Saturday, along with most of the
population of Gulf County;
Twoo f those from Gulf'
County-other than David and I-',
-were Mark Jones, who directs
the music program, at our,
church, and Tommy Williams.
They left the dock at 6:00 a.m. I
tell you this, because it has some-:
thing to do with this story, as. it,
goes along.

WE ARRIVED AT the lake
about 7:30, and immediately
started fishing. It had been a long
time since either of us had wet a

hook and we were both anxiouss
for a tug on a line.
We fished the reed patch and
we fished the old barge-as well
as all the liquid real estate in be-
tween. Although we didn't, get
skunked, we didn't exactly load
the boat, either.
After about an hour, we de-
cided to go to the other side of. the
lake to where we had always
caught fish before. We went, and
we did catch a few more than we
had in Cold Water Bend.
.. We were fishing, along, about
a cold drink later, when along
came a game warden, just idling
along, checking everybody's li-
cense-or lack of same.
I had been here before, a few
years back, when I didn't have a
valid license. I was certain at the
'time that I did. I always pur-
chased a combination hunting
and fishing license, good all over
the state.
I had a license, alright, but it
had been expired for two years, I
discovered, when the warden

checked me out.

THIS TIME, I had him.
licked, though.. Several years
back, Eda Ruth Taylor sent me a
life-time' complimentary hunting
and fishing license, upon my
reaching my 65th birthday. I was
set for the game warden.
Except I didn't have it in my
Luckily the game warden
knew me and knew I had a com-
plimentary license, so he let me
by. But not David.
He was just as certain as I
had been a few years back that
he had a valid combination hunt-
ing/fishing license.
He didn't
Upon checking his wallet, he
found only a hunting license
He asked, 'Will this duck
stamp attached to my license suf-
fice? How about this.hunting re-
serve permit? Then will you ac-
cept this turkey hunting permit?"`

David had every kind of Flori-
da sportsman license known to
man ..except a fishing license!
The warden didn't let him go.
To make sure we were thor-
oughly checked,. here came an-
other warden 'riot 10 minutes lat-

my and Mark, dejectedly tossing
their line in the water and drifting
"What have you caught," we
asked, while lifting our string
containing 20 or so bream and
shellcracker for them to see.
'We've caught only four or
five," they answered.
"After coming up here at 6:00
a.m.?" we asked.
"On top of all that,, we got
checked by the. game warden,'.
said Tommy, "and the only thing
Mark could show him was a salt
water fishing license!"
Come to think of it, he didn't
need a license because he didn't
catch any fish, either

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Date Time Ht. .Time Ht.
S April 18 4:37 a.m. L 0.4 9:34 p.m. H 0.8
April 19 4:18 a.m. L 0.5 10:49 a.m. H 0.7
S4:47 a.m. L 0.5 .11:39 a.m. H 07
April 20 3:22 a.m. L 0.5 10:27 a.m. H Q.8
6:11 p.m. L 0.4
April 21 10:34 a.m. H 0.9 7:13 p,m. L 0.3
April 22 10:53 a.m. H 1.1 "8:08 pm. L, '0.1
SApril 23 11:19 a.m. H 1.2 9:01 p.m. L 0.0.
April 24 11:51 a.m. H 1.3 9:54 p.m. L -0.1


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Port St. Joe High's Carol Cathey Area Is

Recognized as One of Florida's Best In Touch

Carol Cathey is one of 22
teachers, selected from nomina-
tions throughout the state who
are being invited to join the
Florida League of Teachers. this
group of outstanding teachers is
dedicated to promoting educa-
tional reform in Florida.
The League of Teachers was
organized in 1993 by the Florida
Department of Education to
engage some of Florida's most
outstanding teachers' in the
statewide implementation of


from Page 1
Port St Joe High School, Linton
entered the United States Marine
Corps'and served four years, two
of which were in combat In.
Vietnam. While assigned there he
flew over 500 helicopter gunship
SUpon discharge from the
Marines, he went to work at Basic
Magnesia and later for the .U.S.
Postal Service, where he has been
employed for the past 24 years.
He has served on many civic
organizations which Include Dixie
Youth baseball coach, president
of P.T.A., Jaycees, Apalachee
SRegional. Planning Council, and
'He is currently involved in
several ongoing projects with the
city, such as the Gulf Coast
Community College annex. Ward
Ridge water and sewer, and the
While he feels the marina
would be a great addition to our
community and, would enhance
the city. Unton said our Interests
at this time should be placed on
the local paper mill-to keep It in
operation-as well as to attract
new industry to our city.
In his statement, Linton said.
"I think we should make every
effort to keep our families working
in this community, which will in
turn assure their children and
grandchildren the opportunity to
find employment here in Port St.
Joe, instead of looking elsewhere."
Linton also offered the follow-
ing viewpoints in his announce-
." .eel.every dp~igon made by
te dcmmissiobf" should be ,up
S front and bd~ire the people. I
think everyone who comes before
the commission should be treated
with utmost respect and dignity.
I also would like to see the
projects we have started be com-
pleted as they benefit the city. As
we are elected by the taxpayers of
this city, I want to remind you
that we are public servants and
are here to do the job for you.
The right to vote has been
paid for in all the wars and I think
everyone should vote.
Choose the candidate you
think will represent the issues
i ith honesty and integrity."


;' (From Page2)
about Ernie Banks, Tony Taylor
and "his" Chicago Cubs. I
remember the 1961 red Land
white Corvette convertible. "Nice
car, Nick." .
S "Here",' he tossed me the
keys. "Lake her for a spin." I don't
think it mattered to him that I
was Just barely 14 and wasn't
S even allowed to sit behind the
wheel of my folks' car.,I tell you
what, I cruised the Dairy Bar
with one hand on the wheel and
my shoulders r'ared back.
You can understand easily
why it was so important that I
grow up to be just like Nicky Joe
Stafford. "
'The news came hard. "Son,"
Mom was nearing the end of our
weekly phone chat, "Nicky Joe
had a heart attack."
'"What!" :
"He's all right. He's going to
be o.k. Don't worry. But he is
going to have to slow .. .'. ..."
I didn't catch much of the
remaining conversation. If Nicky
Joe Stafford could prove to be.
mortal .. clearly, the rest of us
are in a heap of trouble.
K. C.



323 Reid Ave.
< Port St. Joe, FL

From left to right, are Port St. Joe High School principal Wes,
Taylor, Carol Cathey, and Superintendent Jerry Kelley.

school: improvement. The. major
work of the League of Teachers is
modeling, training, facilitatng,
and,coaching to promote continu-
al Improvement in the instiuc-
tional setting.
League teachers, are available
throughout Florida to provide'
training in subject-area curricu-
lum and effective learning
processes for schools requesting
their services. In follow-up visits

Police Do

The Port St. Joe
apartment, operating
Community Policing

Police 1

to schools, they work directly with
teachers in their own classrooms.
Additionally, they encourage
and assist with the establishment
of local teachers guilds in order to
bring 'teacher-to-teacher support
as close' to classrooms as possi-
ble. The league Is one component
of a statewide coordinated profes-
sional development system for the
support of educational reform.

Away With Cr
De- conjunction with the city of Port
a St. Joe. are' demolishing abon-
in doned houses that are typically
used for criminal activity. The
Community Policing Grant also
includes a neighborhood clean-up
program, a crime-tips hotline and
scheduled routes for officers to do
: foot patrol.

During the month of'March,
the police department and city
were responsible for tearing down
the pictured two abandoned
houses on Avenue D. In total.
this project has demolished close
to 30 structures to date and they
have another one scheduled to be
disposed of soon. Several others
are on the list for future demoll-
.t ; tion.

Offers Continued from Page 1

the end of the current term.
As a matter of information,
the board was advised officially.
of several persons planning to re-
tire within the next year.
J. David Bidwell, present act-
ing principal of the Wewahitchka
Elementary School, has ex-
pressed his intention to retre, af-
ter 33 years' service, effective
January 5, 1998.
Bidwell has filled almost eve-
c ry staff position of the school sys-
tem during his career. including
,-Superintendent of Public Instruc-
tion for a term. -
Another member : of the
board's staff announced his plans
to step down when Gerald Lewter
advised it of his intentions after a
30 year career, all here in Gulf
County, effective January 2 of
next year .
'-Lewter has been principal of
the Port St. Joe Elementary
School for a number of years.
Bonnie Harrison also, an-
nounced her retirement. effective
March 12 of this year. Mrs. Harri-
son, who had served as the We-
wahitchka High School financial

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clerk for 15,years, gave personal
reasons as prompting her deci-

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incomes, saying he might could.
support the fees if something
could be worked out to shield
those families.
Industrial Park Financing
The board awarded Citizens"
Federal Savings Bank the financ-
Sing package for the county's
industrial park spec building
planned to be constructed at the
intersection of Highway 71 and,
CR'381, south of Wewahitchka..
Citizens Federal's bid of-
7.75% interest for a $300,000
loan over a 15-year period was
approved by the board.
The funds will be used to
finance the county's portion of
matching funds for an 'EDA grant '
and purchase the property
because grant funds can't be used
to buy the land.



Local Internet
Exchange Available
SAnother sign of change
appeared in Gulf County in March
as Digital Express Internet
Services, Inc. established a dial-in
number for Internet Access for
the south Gulf County and
Mexico Beach area. Kevin
Rockhill, Vice President of
Operations for the Marianna,
based company said, "We heard
you ask for a local access number,
so we delivered:" ,
SThe niew :Internet access
number is in the 227 exchange,
so local computer users can now
access the Internet's wealth of
Information' and services without
incurring long distance telephone
Rick Lamberson, who main-
tains the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce's Gulf Online Internet
site, (http://www.homtowvn.com/
gulfco) is serving as a distribu-
tor/installer of software for the
new Internet access venture.
"Digital Express has proven them-
selves by providing excellent ser-
vice throughout much of north
Florida, and they are doing so at a
very competitive rate," he says.
An unlimited-access' package
to all Internet services, including

ack "Dens"

Area's Speeding
Motorists Beware!
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen wants to notify the
public that patrolling units and
speed detecting radar units will
be beefed up at Cape -San Bias,
Simmons Bayou and St. Joe
Sheriffs office representatives
told The Star this week that the
department wants to make the.,
public aware that extra efforts will
,be made to slow traffic down in
*those areas. Numerous com-
plaints have been filed with the
sheriffs office of vehicles travel-
ling at excessive speeds at the
above mentioned locations.
Sheriff McKeithen would like
to remind drivers that summer-
time is here along with all the
extra traffic and congestion that
visitors to .the area bring. He
emphasized the need to follow all ,
'traffic regulations so it will be:a
fun and safe summer season for'

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We Are Pleased to Announce

Food Stamps Are

Accepted Saturday Only

Fruit or Cream Pies... $4.99

Hoagie Rolls ... ... 6/990

Beachside Bakery

204 Monument Ave. (Hwy. 98) next to the Post Office


Rick Lamberson is shown surfing the Internet using Digital
Express' new online service.

the World-Wide-Web, E-Mail,-
UseNet newsgroups, Internet,
Relay Chat, etc. is available for as
little as $14 per month.
When questioned about the
relationship of his company,
Hometown Internet Publishing, to
the new venture by Digital
Internet. Lamberson explained.
"We have agreed to serve as a soft-
ware pick-up point for anyone
wishing to subscribe to the new
service. We can also provide on-
site Installation and setup of the
software for anyone who would
like to have Internet access, but
would prefer' a simple 'turn-key'
According to ,Neilsen 'Media

research, almost 25% of
America's population, over 50
million computer users, now have
access to the Internet. That num-
ber has more than doubled in the.
last 18 months, and it appears
the end is nowhere in sight
As the number of Internet
users increases, more and more
business, organizations, church-
es, schools, etc. are making the
decision to go online in order to
provide access to their goods and
services. -It's like an upward spi-
ral that fuels its own growth."
commented Lamberson. "As more
and more business and organiza-
tons provide online content, more
(See IN TOUCH on Page 7)


S Have construction or house
repair questions?
Wade Barrier
Wade: I want to brick my house, how do I figure out
how many brick I need?
Answer: Find square foot of outside wall and multiply
by 7.5 for standard size brick.
Wade: I have aluminum windows in my house which
are sticking. How can I get them to work better?
Answer: Clean out track with a vacuum and spray-
track with silicone.

Send your questions to ASK WADE, P.O. Box 847,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457

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Great Prices with a Bettert
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Shirts Now on Sale
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To the Citizens of Port St. Joe

"I, Damon MCNair, Jr., is a can-:
didatef for the office 'of City
Commissioner in Group #2, 1
r will bring, leadership, business
May ,t and management experience to
'r the commission, and will work
.,' hard for the citizens of Port St.
SJ.oe. I've attended .West
Louisiana College and Trade
'Tech. 'and have been active in,
politics and in the community. I
have organized voter registra-
tion drives, campaign and work
for local political officials. I am a
member and on the Board of Trustees of New Bethel A.M.E. Church,
Vice President of the Davida Byrd Scholarship Foundation, on the
Board of Directors of Gulf'A.R;C., member Juvenile Justice Council,
.,and a member of the Citizen Patrol Unit. When you go the polls on'
'May 13th, vote for leadership and experience.'
Vote to Elect

for Your City Commissioner in Group2 "
Damon, Jr. 4T417


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Sea Oats and Dunes

Garden Club Meeting

From left are: hostesses Carol Atkins and Alice Marion,
Elizabeth Munroe Curry (the honoree), and Charlotte Holland and
Betty Williams, hostesses.

Curry is Shower Honoree

Elizabeth Munroe Curry,
bride-elect of Gregory Allen
Dickson, both from Quincy, was

Justin Randy Phillip DeGraff

It's A Boy!
Tim DeGraff and Kim Ross
are proud to announce the birth
of their son, Justin Randy Phillip
DeGraff, on April 3 at Gulf Coast,
Hospital in Panama City. He was
welcomed home by his big broth-
er, Jonathan. He weighed 7
pounds, 6 ounces.
His grandparents are Steve
and Gwen Wood of Port St. Joe,
Lou and- ,Barbara DeGraff of
Wewahitchka, Ann DeGraff and
Eddie Hinton of 'Fort White.
Justin's great-grandparents are
Jeff and Libby Duval. Dan and
Ola Griffen of Port St. Joe, and
Ciecro Wood of Panama City and
his great-great-grandmother is
Nellie Pickron of Wewahitchka.

My Very Own
Children's Books
now at Jeanie's
234 Reid Ave.

honoree at a luncheon shower on
Saturday, April 5 at Capital City
Country Club in Tallahassee.
Elizabeth is the daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. Calvin Curry of
Tallahassee. Gregory is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Dickson
of Beacon Hill Beach, Port St. Joe.
Hostesses for the occasion
were Carol A!tkins Chailotte
Holland, Alice Marion; and Betty
Enjoying the luncheon with
Elizabeth were close friends and
relatives. Among the guests were
Mary Ann Curry, her mother, and
her sister, Margaret Curry from
Tallahassee; Esther Dickson,
mother of the groom, and his sis-
ters, Kathy Arnold and Krissy
Gentry, all of Beacon Hill Beach,
Port St. Joe.
After all enjoyed a delicious
four-course luncheonri, Elizabeth,
opened her gifts. Marjorie K.
Hanks, a good friend of the bride-
to-be, registered her gifts.
The wedding will be an event
of April26 at the Old Philadelphia
Road Presbyterian Church in

Gulf Genealogical
Society Workshop
The Gulf County Genealogical
Society will sponsor a "Beginning
Genealogy Workshop" on April 19.
It will cost $10.00 per person and
will be held at The Family History
Center at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m., central.
The church is located at: STi
Robin Lane -inMexico -Beach' '(ofl
15th Street in the center of
Mexico Beach). For more inf6rma-
tion and to reserve. your seat,
please contact Beverly at (904)

PSJ Prject Grad

Meeting Monday
There will be a meeting for
planning of Project Graduation
'97 for the seniors of Port St. Joe
High School on Monday. April
21st at 7 p.m. in the Commons
Area of the school. All parents of
seniors are urged to attend.

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pharmacy. And you won't find anything we sell
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If you're sick of high prices and lousy service,
we've got what it takes to make you feel better
about pharmacies. See us today:

Two Pharmacists and Two Pharmacy
Techniciansto serve you promptly.
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The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club met on Tuesday,
April 8, at 10:00 a.m. (ET) at the
St. Joe Beach Community Room
with President Sally .Malone pre-
siding. The devotion was given by
Jayne Kleeb, and the Pledge of
Allegiance was led by Eunice
Susie Pippin, Second Vice
President, introduced Jean Stebel
of White City who was the guest
speaker. Mrs. Stebel spoke on day
lilies, which she knew nothing
about until she moved to this
area. Mrs. Stebel stated there are
three types of day lilies: semi-
evergreen, dormant, and ever-
She has found that 10-10-10
fertilizer works well in this area,
with these flowers. They should
be fertilized in the spring and fall
followed with lots of water. The
darker colors prefer the afternoon
or shaded sun while the lighter
colors prefer full sun.
Aphids are a common pest to
these flowers; however, lady bugs
will eat the aphids. If for some
reason no lady bugs are around,
Malathion spray may be used.

Mrs. Stebel has created her
own two species of day lilies by
dusting pollen from one kind of
lily onto the stigma of another to
bring about fertilization. At pre-
sent they are unnamed, but she is
striving to come up with a name.
She calls them "her children."
SCall Mrs. Stebel to see her beauti-
ful plants or to buy some.
The next meeting will be held
at TAFB NCO Club on May 13.
Those needing rides should be at
the St. Joe Beach Fire Hall prior
to 11:30 ET.
The following new officers will
be installed at the meeting: Susie
Pippin, President; Margaret
SWhitney-Smith, First Vice Presi-
dent; Frances Clemons, Second
Vice President; Marjorie Sasson,
Secretary; and Marion Cathey
The District Ii spring meeting
will be held May 9 at Bonifay. A
trip to St. George Island to the
lighthouse is planned for May 15.
Bring a sack lunch and wear com-
fortable shoes. Those interested
in either of the trips should con-
tact Susie Pippin. Husbands and
friends are always welcome.

Mr. and Mrs. (
Wewahitchka a
engagement and
wedding of their (
Ward, to Gunter
The wedding
May 0Oth in

Gunter Hjort-Tricia Ward

Engaged '
Charles Ward of. Pentecostal Church of Wewa-
nnounce the hitchka at 4:00 p.m.. All family
1 forthcoming and friends are Invited. A recep-'
daughter, Tricia tion will follow the ceremony at
Hjort of Mexico the Wewahitchka Community

is planned;for
the United

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SSaturday, April 19th,
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Eastern time.
Route 98 & 386
near Look Out
UIp .1 17

Citrus Stock takes low 20's.
Kumquats, Satsuma Orange,
Lemon, Lime, Apple, Pecan, Grape,
Fig, Jap. Persimmon, Pomegranate,
Blueberry, Magnolia, Crepe Myrtle,
Althea, Confederate Jasmine. Lady
Banks Rose, Hibiscus, Oleander,
Mandivilla, and other
blooming plants.
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Larry Jones and Marie Truax
are happy to announce their
plans 'to unite in marriage on
Saturday, April 26. The ceremony
will begin at 11:00 a.m., CDT, at


Club Held Ap
The regular meeting of the
Wewahitchka Woman's Club was.:
held Wednesday afternoon. April',.
cIth at the Gulf Coast Electric

Cooperative Lounge. A total of 24
members were present along with"-
one guest, Margaret Lanier.
An informative program on
SUps for growing and propagating
day lilies was presented by Jean
:Stebel of White City. She dis-
cussed growing conditions and
explained that White City was
ideal because of its wet soil. Then,
she demonstrated three methods
for starting new plants: hybridiz-
,ing, proliferation, and dividing.
-',,,Mrs. Stebel brought a variety
of blossoms from her garden for
display. Club members were daz-
zled by their beauty and several
lucky recipients won plants for
;:, their gardens In a drawing.
President Ruth Hall conduct-
4, ed the business meeting which
followed. Items of business
included final plans for a booth at
the Gulf Coast Cooperative's
annual members' meeting on
Saturday. April 12th. Sausage
and biscuits, coffee, and pastries
were offered for sale as a fund
r : raising activity.

Community Baptist Church in
Mexico Beach.
All friends and relatives of the
couple are cordially invited to


ril Meeting
Members were reminded that
the club will conduct a summer
reading program again at the
library this summer. Volunteers
were sought to assist with this
program. The regular club year
will end next month with a ban-
quet to be held at Maxine's
Restaurant, north of Wewahitch-
ka, on 'May 5th.
After the meeting adjourned,
refreshments were served to the
group by Betty Cudebec, Madge
Semmes, and Barbara Shirley-

PSJ Class of '72
Plans Reunion
The Port St. Joe High School
graduating class of 1972 is plan-
ning a 25-year reunion' for the
weekend of July 19th. If you, a
friend, or a family member were a
part of this class, please contact
one of the following people as
soon as possible: Paula Boyett
Boone (647-5031); Terry Chason
Duke (785-4520) or Steve "Hot
Dog" Atchison (1-800-726-5651).
Please try to attend. This will
be our last reunion before the
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Wednesday, April 23rd
11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Frank Pate Park, Port St. Joe

Hot dogs, chips, ice cream cones, and soft drinks

$2.00 admission
(Proceeds to benefit K.I.D.S.)

This intergenerational picnic is being hosted by
~c St. a~efde, re ewtee' to commemorate
National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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SVan Halanger Speaks at

Teen Spring Health Fling

The Gulf Interagency Coordi- Those attending the "health
nating Council is sponsoring a fling" will have the opportunity to
"Teen Spring Health Fling" this enjoy food and prizes provided, as
well as entertainment; i.e. band,
skit, chorus. Also, a poetry con-
test will be held by which those
students attending can earn
school extra credit.
The health fling will be held at
the Gulf County Senior Citizens

Saturday. April 19th from 10:00
a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. EDT. The:event
. will feature Dave Van Halanger,
Strength and Conditioning Coach
for Florida State Unlversity.
The 14-year veteran of the
Semlnole coaching staff has
helped thousands of FSU athletes
get stronger, faster and more flex-
ible. He was named the 1993
Strength Coach of the Year by the
NFL coaches.
Van Halanger is currently
-serving a five-year term as a
member of the, National Board of
Ethics for the, National Strength
and Conditioning Association. He
teaches. several, classes on
strength training and condition-
ing available to FSU students and
the Tallahassee community. Van
Halanger also leads FSU'd
Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Writers Group

To Meet Tuesday
The next meeting of the St.
Joe Writers Group will be held on
Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. at
the Gulf County Public Library
meeting-room. The library is
located on Highway 71 North in
Port St. Joe near the Gulf County
.T.hey-are--l4ooking. .for4-more,-.
S writers and many more ideas.
Please attend~whether'you have
published or just hope to be pub-
lished. They would like to discuss
holding short story and poetry
contests in the local area.
SFor more information, contact
Jim.Newton at 229-9123 or join
them at the meeting.

Center, adJacenL LO ulII Ull V8f'3 .,-BB ..' .
County Courthouse in Port St.
Joe. Parents are encouraged* ".'
to attend!l'

SVFW Post Holds

I Its April Meeting

Friendly & Loving
This Chow-mix would love to
meet youl Call Johnny at 227-
1115 for more information.

April--Child Abuse

Prevention Month
The national Committee to
Prevent Child Abuse and
Chemical Addictions Recovery
Effort, Inc., are promoting April
as "Child Abuse Prevention
Parents need to be aware that
their misuse of alcohol and other
drugs effects an entire family sys-
tem.,Children are often subject to
physical violence and verbal
abuse by parents and loved ones.
under the influence of alcohol and
other drugs.
Since 1983, "Child Abuse
Prevention Month" has become
institutionalized nationwide.
Every year in April, organizations,
businesses, hospitals, schools,
religious groups, and social ser-
vices join forces to promote public
awareness -of-child abuse and its,;
Anyone who would like to
receive an information packet
with prevention activities for
healthy families should send a
self-addressed envelope to:
C.A.R.E., c/o Laurelanne
Hackinson, 302 Third Street, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456.

Shown in the photo above is
Sr. Vice Commander Dick Seefeldt
presenting a check in the amount
of $'110.00 to Tonya Plair, teacher
of fourth and fifth graders at.
Highland' View Elementary
School. The check will sponsor
one of her students on their
three-day field trip to historic St.
Augustine on April 23 to 25.
The Ladies Auxillary will be
serving corned beef sandwiches,
potato salad and dessert on
Friday, April 18 at the VFW post
home from 5 to 7 p.m., ET. Diners
may eat in or take out at a price of
$3.50. Everyone is cordially invit-
ed to stop by and try it out.


Library Day
The Gulf County Public
Library in Port St. Joe will have
an open house today (April 17) to
celebrate National Library Week.
During the day, the staff is'
demonstrating how easy it is to
cruise the information superhigh-
way, visiting the ALA "tour" site
and other interesting stops along
the way. Tours are at 10 a.m., 12
noon, and at 2 and 4 p.m.
The REAP Internet site will
also be visited for business and
government leaders that may
want to see the information avail-
able to them.
The, Northwest Regional
Library System has over 200 rec-
ommended Internet sites cited on
various subjects. Plus, the staff
has bookmarked many informa-
tive places to visit.

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On April 8, the John C.
Gainbus VFW Post #10069 and'
Ladies Auxiliary held their
monthly meetings. Plans were
finalized for their National
Volunteer Honoree Appreciation
and Loyalty Day to be held at the
post home in. Highland View on
Saturday, April 19 at 12:00 noon.
Also, the "VFW Team" that is
going to walk for the March of
Dimes WalkAmerica in Panama
City on Saturday, April 26 is still
collecting sponsors and pledges. If
you are interested in donating
PLEASE call the VFW at: 229-
6826 or Ginny Seefeldt at 648-

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
APRIL 21 25

MON-Fried Chicken, Rice
w/Gravy, Mixed Vegetables,
Rolls, Milk, and Fruit.
TUES-Chill Dog, Corn, Cole
Slaw, Bread, Milk, and Cake.
WEDS-Pizza Burger, French
Fries, Lima Beans, Milk, and
THURS-Tuna, Salad, Juice,,
English Peas, Milk, and
FRI-Meat/Cheese Sandwich.
Baked Potato,'Bread, and Milk.

62 Reunion!
The Port.St. Joe High School
Class of 1962 will gather for a 35-
year, reunion on Friday; and'
'Saturday, May 2nd and ,3rd.
Friends and classmates are cor-
dially invited to attend. For more
information call 648-8668.

For Sale: Formal prom
dresses, size 3, $75 each.
Long sequined fuchsia
gown. Long white
brocade with front split,
silver beading at bodice.
Call 639-5626.


Gulf Coast Community College District Board of
Trustees Is extending an Invitation to all qualified
companies to submit a bid on a contract for the
Gulf-Franklin Center Involving approximately
16,000 gross square feet. The Center willibe locat-
ed in Port St Joe, Florida and the work shall con-
sist of site preparations, general construction, ,
mnechanlcal. and electrical work.
Bids shall be a lump sum price: segregated bids
shall not be accepted Bids shall be received by the
coordinator 'f purchasing, "'Administration
Building. Room 126, 5230 West U.S. Highway 98,
Panama City.. Florida. 32401-1.058, Tuesday, April
29. 1997. until 2 p.m., local time. Immediately fol-'
lowing this deadline, the bids shall be opened and
read aloud in the Gardner Seminar Room located .
adjacent to the Administration Building.
Federal money allocated for this project 'is
$450,675.00 which is approximately 28 percent of
the total estimated cost for the construction of this'
Drawings and specifications may be examined at
the Office of the Architect, Kendrlck-Davld-Dowling
Architects, Inc.; 111 Ferry Road, SE: Fort Walton
Beach, Florida. andr ihe I'ollkwing plan rooms:
SDodge Plan: Roor.s IPensacoL.a nd Tallahasse,..
Florida Dodge Plani Roams Birmingham and
Montgomery, Alabama: and Dodge SCAN, Atlanta.
General contractors may obtain two 12) sets of the
documents at the Office of the Architect upon
depositing, the sum of $175 for each set of'docu-
ments. This sum is refundable as set fourth In the
Instructions to, Bidders. Additional sets may be
purchased'for the sum of $175 which .is not
refundable. :
Bidders shall be contractors who are normally
engaged In construction and shall be licensed as
maybe required under existing federal, state, and
local laws. Only bids from qualified contractors
shall be considered. Prior to awarding the bid, the -
bidder maybe requested by the college to submit a
statement regarding his or her previous experience
in performing comparable work,, business and
technical organization, financial resources, and
plant available to be used'in performing the work.
A meeting shall be scheduled for all concerned par-
ties at 2 p.m., local' time, on Tuesday, April 22,
1997, In the Gardner Seminar Room at the college.
In the event this date and time are changed, only
general contractors listed with Kdndrick-David-
Dowling will receive notification of changes.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a cashier's
check or bid bond In the amount of five percent
(5%) of the base bid, plus alternates, If any.
Adequate Insurance coverage as stipulated in the
contract documents and the performance and. pay-
ment bonds will be required of the successful bid-
The District Board, of TrusteesG of Gulf Coast,
Community College reserves the right to waive any
Irregularities and to reject any or all bids. No bid
may be withdrawn for sixty (60) days after the
actual closing time for receipt of bids. (97-13)
2tc, April 10 and 17, 1997.
V. Case No. 5:96CR12/LAC
9 The United States of America, by and through
the United States Attorney for the Northern
District of Florida. hereby gives notice of the fol-

On February 27, 1997, an Preliminary Order of
Forfei',ure a. i entered forfeiting to the United
Slate- of l'Arerl.a all of defendant JOSEPHINE B.
SMITH's Interert in the following described real
All that lot, piece or parcel of land, togeth-
er with all improvements and appurtenances
thereon, with recorded title In the name of
JOSEPHINE. B. SMITH, a single woman, .and
commonly. known as 6330 Alabama Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Gulf County. Florida, and more
particularly described as followed:
Lot Six (6), Block Five (5), Port St. Joe
Beach Subdivision, Unit One (1), according
to an Official Plat thereof on file in the
SOffice of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf
County, Florida, In Plat Book 1, at Page 58.
S"' 2.
The United States of America hereby gives
notice that It Intends to dispose of the property in
such lawful manner as the Attorney General may
direct, and subject to further Order of this Court.
Any person asserting a legal Interest in the
above-described property is hereby notified that
such person may, within 30 days of the final pub-
lication notice or actual receipt of notice of forfei-
ture and planned disposition, whichever is earlier,
petition the Court for a hearing to adjudicate the
validity of the alleged interest in the property. Title
21, United States Code, Section 853 (n) (2).
Pursuant to Tile 21, United States Code, Section
853 (n) (3) said petition shall be signed by the peti-
tioner under penalty of perjury andshall set forth
the nature and extent of:the petitioner's right, title,
or Interest in the property, the time and circum-
stances of petitioner's acquisition of the right, title
or Interest in the property, and any additional facts
supporting the petitioner's claim, and the relief
Dated this 3rd day of March, 1997.
Respectfully submitted,
United States Attorney
Assistant U. S. Attorney
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Florida Bar No. 0398871
S114 E. Gregory Street
Pensacola, FL 32501-4972
904/434-3251 ag
4tc, April 17 and 24 and May 1 and 8, 1997.

CASE NO. 97-20
IN RE: The Estate of
KATHERINE KATYNSKY, deceased. File Number
97-20, is pending In the Circuit Court for GULF
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Gulf County Courthouse, Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida. 32456. The
name and addresses of the Co-Personal
Representatives and their attorney, are set forth
All interested persons are required to file
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by
an Interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges the validity of the Will, the qiualifi-
cations of the Personal Representative, venue or
jurisdiction of the Court.

DATE ofthe first publication of thisNotice of
Administration April 17, 1997.
206 E. 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St Joe, Florida 32456
FLBAR NO; 0066806
123 Sene'r., Alenue
Panama City, FL 32404
2tc, April 17 and 24, 1997.

IN RE: The Marriage of
and CASE #97-11SCA
401 Inez Rd., Apt. #N-61
Dothan,AL 36301
for dissolution of marriage has been filed against
you, and that you are required to serve a copy of
your response or pleading to the petition upon
Petitioner's attorney. Timothy J. McFarland, P. 0.
Box 202, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and file the
original response or pleading :n'the office of Clerk
of the Circuit Court, 1000.Flfth Street Port St Joe,
Florida 32456, on or before the 30th day of April,
1997. If you fall to do so, a default judgment will be
taken against you for the relief demanded in, the
FLORIDA, this March 27, 1997.
BY: Deputy Clerk
4tc, April 3, 10. 17 and 24, 1997.

IN RE: The Marriage of
Wife/Petitioner, .
Husband/Respondent CASE NO. 97-121CA
TO: Brett Kirk Ensley
50 Brendle Rd.
Franklin. N.C. 28734
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for
Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to this action on DAVID C.
GASKIN. ESQ., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address
is Post Office Box 185, Wewahltchka. Florida
32465, on or before the 2nd day of May, 1997, and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on plaintiffs attorney or Immediate-
ly thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on the
1st day of April, 1997.
'Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ M. Vaughan
Deputy Clerk
4tc. April 3. 10, 17 and 24, 1997.

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Spring In Swing
At Care Center
Bay St. Joseph Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center welcomed
spring in a big way. First resi-
dents broke ground for their veg-
etable garden and then enjoyed a
wonderful Easter celebration. The
Center's famed "Easter Bunny"
made additional stops at various
childcare facilities and the hospi-,
In the photo above, residents
Loren Kelly and, Annie Collins
share their Easter goodies during
an enjoyable spring day.
Also shown is the Easter
Bunny's fun visit with area chil-
dren at K.I.D.S.

Small Business Seminars Offered

"Accounting and Recordkeeping
For Small Businesses"
The Gulf Coast Community
College's Small Business
Development Center will offer a
seminar entitled, "Accounting and
Recordkeeping for Small Busi-
nesses," on Tuesday, April 22
from 9:00 to 12:00 p.m. at
Chipola Junior College.
Prospective entrepreneurs
and existing business owners will
learn about the basic require-
ments and appropriate methods
of recordkeeping in a small busi-
ness. Topics will include record-
keeping, tax ;reporting require-
ments, employee expenses and

from Page 1
Port St. Joe from Winter Park
where he was serving as a captain
with the Orange County Sheriffs
In Other Business
*Awarded Southern Cham-
pion Construction Company the
bid to construct Shipyard Cove
Park at a price of $79,590.00.
Southern Champion Construction
was the second lowest bidder, but
was awarded the bid since the low
bidder didn't provide all the prop-
er documentation in their pack-
age to be considered.
Decided to hire a profession-
al fireworks display team to do
the annual Fourth of July city
flrewqrks display. It will cost
approximately $1;200- more for
the presentation, but the.,board
felt that for Insurance reasons
and considering the risk of injury
for firemen (who traditionally run
the show) It was a wise Invest-
ment. -
The recommendation came
from Al Ray. Fire Marshall and
Port St. Joe Safety Director.
*Mayor Pate presented for
board approval a new fee sched-
ule recommended by the
Tripartite Committee schedule for
Wastewater Treatment Plant oper-
ation over the next three months
barring Florida Coast Paper
Company, L.L.C. resuming opera-
tions within the time frame.
The cost plan breaks down as
follows: Florida Coast Paper
Company, L.L.C. $315,000 per
month; Arizona Chemical
$20,000 per month; and, city,
$10,000 per month. The board
unanimously adopted the recom-
*Decided to advertise to sell
dirt from the proposed marina
basin site and to sell a boiler,
diesel tank, pipe Insulation and
other surplus Items from the Hess
Oil property site.
*Approved several change
.orders to the Downtown Revitali-
zaton Project.
*Approved paying sick leave
and vacation time to retiring Port
St. Joe Police Chief Bucky
*issued a notice to proceed to
Churchwell Construction to start
work on Ward Ridge water and

monthly income statements.
Reservations may be made by
paying a $15.00 registration fee in
advance at Chipola Junior
College, 3094 Indian 'Circle in
Marianna. For additional Infor-
mation call the college at (904)
"Home-Based Business and
There are over 21. million
home-based businesses in the
U.S. Too often, careful planning
and business focus are over-
looked when you work at home.
Learn the do's and don't of run-
ning a business from home: tax
Implications, licensing and zoning

Accepting EMT and
Dental Assisting App's
Gulf Coast Community
College's Health Sciences Division
is now accepting applications to
their Emergency .. Medical
Technician and Dental Assisting
Applications procedures for
the Fall 1997 Emergency Medical
Technician Program must be
completed by June 1 to be cpnsid-
ered for the fall class.
Applications can be obtained in

Room 202 of the George Tapper
Health, Sciences Building. For
information about this entry level
program, application procedures
and qualifications, call Courtney
Brooks at 913-3311.
Applications are' now being
accepted for the Fall 1997 Dental
Assisting Program. Positions for
the traditional and open, college
format,lfor. Dental Assisting, are
available. Financial assalstance
may be available for those that
apply early. For more Information
about this program, application
procedures and suspense dates,,
contact Dr. George Daugherty,
Connie Gore or Courtney Brooks
at 872-3829 or 913-3311.

New Bethel

Youth Day
New Bethel Baptist youth and
young adults will .celebrate their
annual Youth Day on April 20 at
11 a.m. The speaker will be Bro.
Henry (Hen) Bailey of Port St. Joe.
The 6 p.m. evening service speak-
er will be Robert James Thomas of
New Life Christian Center. Rev.
Eddie Jackson and Rev. Carl
Bailey welcoine everyone to come
and worship with them.

Now Open
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Office: 647-3665
S Home: 647-5106

SApril 15, 1997i

Med. BIk/White Mixed Dog
Small Brn/BIk Dog.
Small Black Lab Mix
Med. Gray/BIk/Orange Cat
Med. Orange/White/Black
Cat with these Kittens:
1 Orange/Black/White
2 Orange/White
3 Black/White
4 Black/White
Med. Orng/Gray/White Cat
Cat with kittens has orange collar.

Female 4

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Female. 4/09/97
Female 4/09/97

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Dropped off at Pound

Female 4/09/97 Dropped off at Pound
Female 4/0997

Female 4/09/97 Palm Boulevard
tc. Auril 17 1997

requirements, time management,
and marketing your business.
The GCCC and the SBDC will
offer a seminar on "Home Based'
Business and Technology" on
Wednesday, April 23 from 1:30 to
4:30 p.m. at the Small Business
"Sales and Marketing
GCCC SBDC and the Bay
County Small Business Incubator
will offer a seminar on "Sales and
Marketing", on Thursday, April 24
from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the
The seminar will cover cus-'
tomer identification, how to reach
the customer via direct mall, tele-
marketing, electronic marketing,
etc.; also, customer service, pub-
lic relations, and, paid media elec-
tronics and print.
To Sign Up or For More Info ...
Reservations may be made for
these Lynn :Haven seminars by
paying a $15.00 registration fee at
least one day in advance at the
Bay County Small Business
Incubator, located at 2500
Minnesota Avenue in Lynn
Haven. For more information, call
271-1108 or (800) 542-SBDC
from outside Bay County.

Seminoles Pow Wow
The Gulf Coast Seminole Club
members are hosting a Spring
Pow Wow. This social and mem-
bership drive will be held at the
St. Joseph Bay Country Club on
April 17th at 7:00 p.m. -
Hors d'oeuvres will be served
and a cash bar will be available.
The cost of the pow wow will be
$15/cbuple for members' and
$25/couple for nori'-enibers.i t'

BSJCC Now Featured Weekly

On WMBB TV-13 Midday Show

Bay St. Joseph Care Center
now has a regular time slot on
WMBB TV-13's Midday Show.
Following are the dates of their
upcoming appearances.
Thursday, April 17-Sherry
BgWen, Activities Director will dis-
cuss BSJCC's intergenerational
picnic with a theme of "respect for

Pancakes Sold for
Beach Fundraiser
Everyone is invited to join to
fellowship and feast planned for,
Saturday, April 19th at The Fish
House Restaurant in Mexico
Beach. From 7 to 10 a.m., CT, all
proceeds from a 'delicious pan-
cake breakfast will be donated to
to City of Mexico Beach's Fourth
of July celebration fundraising
effort. They hope' that the entire
community will turn out to sup-
port the project.

Camping for
Does your child suffer from
asthma?L Does he want to go to
camp like other children?Are,you
afraid to send him because of his
health? Now there's a way for
both of you to be happy. The
American Lung Association of
Florida's offers Sunshine Station,
an asthma camp for children
between the ages of seven and 12.
Sunshine Station is located
just 30 minutes north of Orlando
and is specially designed and
equipped for children who are liv-
ing with asthma. Children are
given the opportunity to experi-
ence camp while learning to cope
with their illness. A volunteer
staff of doctors,:nurses, pharma-
cists and respiratory therapists
are present at all times and are
selected for their knowledge of
asthma and their ability to handle
The deadline for camper
applications is May 1. There is no
fee for specially selected campers.
Donations are being accepted to
help defray the costs. For an
application form or for informa-
tion onwho you can help send a
child from Northwest Florida to
asthma camp, call. 478-LUNG
(5864)'or 1-800 LUNG USA.

both elderly and children". This
ties in with the fact that April is
"Child Abuse Prevention month."
Thursday, May 1-Dawn
Sasser will speak on keeping the
elderly ambulatory and the bene-
fits of therapy available in skilled
nursing home facilities, as well as
through home health care.

Thursday, May 15-Susan
McHugh addresses Advanced
Directives-DNR, living wills, and,
adequate provisions/planning.
Thursday, May 29-Terry
Owen talks about the symptoms,
and treatment of Alzheimer's.
Friday, June 6-Susan and'
Sherrie return to announce plans
for the community fish fry.



The City of


Planning Review

Board will hold a

public hearing on

April 21, 1997 at

6:00 p.m. at City

Hall to receive

public input on the

City Land Use Map

and Comprehensive


Publh Aprd 10 and 17, 1997





Three Gulf Players Bolster Diamond Kings' Roster

The Florida Diamond Kings
kicked off their 1997 spring-sum-
mer baseball season in Gaines-
ville this past weekend with three
local boys on the squad. Adam
Hamm of Port St. Joe and Blake
Rish and Brandon Jones ofWewa
helped the Diamond Kings go
undefeated in the Kelley Invita-
tional 13-year-old select.baseball
The team is made up of boys
throughout the Panhandle that
meet on the weekends to partici-
pate in tournaments throughout
the Southwestern U.S. Currently,
the team is scheduled to play
tournaments in Panama City,
Atlanta, Cocoa Beach, Chester-
field, Virginia (National Champion-
ships) and a six day tour of base-
ball in Venezuela. '
Several of the boys including
Jones and Rish played for the
Panama City Fliers last summer
and finished f6urthin the nation
as 12 year olds. The team also
won the Hall of Fame Classic in
Cooperstown, New York. Both
boys were inducted into the Little.
League Hall of Fame, being con-
structed at the present time adja-
cent to the major league-H-ll. of
Fame in Cooperstown.
Other '97 team members are
Jeff Bossee (Marianna), Ricky

Bowes, Alex Fonseca, Sean
VanGuilder (all of Tallahassee),
Blair Mercer (Blountstown). Scott
Bass (Panama City), Brian Scott
and Kelly Seebaldt (both of Fort
Kelley Invitational
Game 1: The Diamond Kings
began tournament play against
the' North Florida Baseball
Academy team from Jacksonville.
Bowes, Rish, Fonseca, and Scott
all contributed two. hits :and
VanGuilder pitched a strong game,
as they won 15-4. ,
Game 2: Next, the boys,
*,: played against: 'Hopewell, Geor-;
gia's select team. The team
pounded out 13 hits and rode the
strong arm and hitting of Scott as:
they posted a 12-6 victory. The
leading hitter was Scott with three ;.
hits. Rish, Bowes and Bossee con-.
tributed two hits each.
Game 3: In the final game of.
pool play, they faced a very tough
squad from' Gainesville; a team,
that had given them one of only,.
three defeats the team has suf-
fered through three tournaments''
this year. Jones, pitched a five-hit.
complete game as the Diamond,
Kings, posted a 4-2 win. Leading,
hitters were Scott, Bossee and'
Game 4: The Diamond Kings.:
began the championship round,

MarviniF. Bearden Dolores M; Doolittle :

i Marvin F. Bearden passed
.away Saturday, April 12 in Bay
Medical Center. He was 63. A res-
,ident of Gulf County for 40 years,
he was retired from St Joe Paper
Company as a security guard.
Survivors include his loving
wife. Mary Lou Bearden of
Wewahitchka; his' children,
:Deloris Rogers and husband
)Jimmy of White City, Joe Bearden
and wife Dusty of Honeyville, and
David Bearden and wife Faith of
Highland View; one grandchild,
"Rebekah Bearden of Highland
View; three sisters, Pat Boutwell
'and husband Robert of Crestview,
May Bailey and husband Marvin
:of Choctaw Beach, and Shirley
Scott and husband R. 0. Sandes-
tin; and several nieces and'
The funeral service was held
at 2:00 p.m., E.D.T., Monday at
the Highland View Church of God
condciled by Rev. Charles Pettis
and Rev. Tim Bailey. Interment
followed in Holly Hfllf-Cemetery:-.
All services were under the direc-
tion of Comforter Funeral Home.

M. L. (Bob) Hale
SLt. Col. Marvin Luther (Bob)
Hale, U. S. Army, Ret.- 66, of
Mexico Beach, died '.Tuesday
morning, April 8 near Tallahas-
see. A native, of Mississippi, he
ras a graduate of the University
of Mississippi.
He then served in the U. S.
Army for 22 years, earning a
Bronze Star, and the Army
Commendation Medal. He served
tours of duty in Viet Nam and in
Korea. After his retirement, he
moved to Mexico Beach where he,
served as mayor in 1978-79, and
again in 1983-84. He lived life,to
the fullest.
Survivors include his chil-'
dren, Steven Lee Hale of
F'ayetfeville, Georgia, Suzanne.
Marie Ellinghausen of Crete,
Illinois, and Jeanet Elizabeth Hale
of Panama City; a daughter-in-
law, Lindy Hale of Fayetteville; a
.son-in-law, Dan Ellinghaufsen of
Crete; four grandchildren,
Lauren, Steve, Matthew, and
Joshua Hale; two sisters, Lillian
S-ohl and Gertrude Blackwell,
'both of Colorado Springs,
Colorado; and a niece, Peggy
Coody of Yazoo City, Mississippi.
The funeral service was held
'at 3:00 p.m., E.D.T., Friday at the
First United Methodist Church of
'Port St. Joe. Interment was in
Westminster Cemetery in
Peachtree City, Georgia.
S Serving as pallbearers were
Keith Martin, Steve Singleton,
Jim Hitchcock, Leon Coody,
Jimmy MacKinnon and John
Milton. All services were under
the direction of Comforter Funeral

Lucy Mims
Lucy Mims, 90, passed away
Tuesday, April 8 in Panama City.
A native of Georgia, she had been
a resident of Gulf County for 50
Survivors include her chil-
'dren, Betty Jean Causey of White
City, Dora Langley of Tuscon,
Arizona, Johnny Nathan Mims of
Junction City, California, and
David Mims of Tampa; many
grandchildren and great-grand-
children; and two sisters, Claudia
Sewell of Port St. Joe, and Bessie
Morris of Clarksville, Georgia.
The funeral service was held
at 11:00 a.m..Friday morning
'from the graveside at Holly Hill
(y cemetery, conducted by Rev.
Curtis Clark. Interment followed.

Dolores M. Doolittle, 76, died:
SFriday, Aprill 11 at;,her home.,
Born ii Savahnah, Georgia, she ,
moved here in 1989 from"
Douglashlle, Georgia. She worked ,
in the accounting department of:
Rich's Dept. Store and was a.
member of Grace Baptist Church.
"in Port St Joe.; ,
Mrs. Doolttleis survived by,
,her husband, E. L. Doolittle of!,
" MexIco Beach;" one son, John'
-Doolittle and wife, Karen of Ft.
Wayne, Indiana; two daughters,'
Pat Shermer and ...husband,
SWilliami .of Winona, : Minnesota,
and Sue Monteiro and husband,'
Liba of Port St. Joe; one sister
Diana Maher of New York, New
York; five grandchildren, Andrew
and Kerry Shermer, Deby Clukey.'
Eric Monteiro and Elise Doolittle.'
Graveside funeral services
were conducted on Monday, April
14 at 10:00 a.m., ET. in the Holly.:
Hill Cemetery with Rev: William'
Shermer and John Doolittle offici-
ating. Interment followed.
A memorial service was held
on Sunday evening, April 13 at
5:00. p.m., ET, in Grace Baptist
Church on Highway 98 In Port St.
Joe. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Bay Medical
Hospice in memory of Mrs.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Gilmore-
Southerlard Funeral Home of
Port St. Joe.

Ricky Gene Rogers
Ricky Gene Rogers, 33, of
Wewahitchka, died Saturday
night, April-12 in Wewahitchka as
a result of injuries sustained in
an automobile accident He was a
lifelong resident of Wewahitchka
and worked at Eastern Ship-
Survivors include his mother,
Geraldine Corbett of Wewahitch-
ka; his father, James Douglas
Rogers of Wewahitchka; a brother,
James Edward Rogers. of
Wewahitchka; two sisters, Mary
Ellen Rogers of Wewahitchka and
Judy Ann Chastain of Milford,
Connecticut; one niece, Maria
June Veal;' two nephews, Timothy
and Shawn Meredith; and one
great-nephew, Austin Lane Veal.
SThe funeral service was. held
at 2:00 p.m., CDT, Wednesday at
the United Pentecostal Church,
conducted by Rev. O. C. Crabtree
and Rev. Allen Crabtree. Inter-
ment followed in Cypress Creek
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch

Johnny L. Kindall
Johnny L; Kindall, 61, of St.
Joe Beach; died Tuesday, April 15
at his home. Born in Gilmer
County, Georgia, he moved here
in 1992 from Illinois. He was a
self-employed mechanic and was
Baptist by faith.
Mr Kindall is survived by his
wife, Marie Kindall; one son,
Edward D. Wrightson; two daugh-
ters, Cathy Kindall and Carpil ;
Baney; two brothers, Troy and
Roy Kindall; three sisters, Flossie
Grady, Rosie Wilson and Rebecca
Scroggs; and four grandchildren.
A visitation was held at the
funeral home on Wednesday,
April 16. Memorial services will be
conducted at a later date. All
arrangements are under the
direction of Gilmore-Southerland
Funeral Home of Port St. Joe.

on Sunday, undefeated in pool
play, but ran into a strong throw-
ing left-hander from Jacksonville
in the first game of the round.
After getting only one hit and one
run through six innings and trail-
ing 2-1, the Kings rallied in the
bottom of the seventh on four
straight hits to begin the inning
and plated two runs to squeak by
Jacksonville 3-2.
Mercer and Bossee combined i
on a five-hitter and Bass provided
two'hits, including the game win-
ner in the seventh. Hamm made'
an outstanding catch in the out-
field with runners on base in the
sixth to help keep the Kings close. .:
'Hamm provided the Diamond
Kings with several outstanding
defensive plays throughout the
tournament and banged a couple
of key hits.

Florida Cabinet


Beach Driving
The Florida Cabinet officially
approved recommendations from
Department of Environmental
Protection officials to continue
beach driving practices on a sec-,
tion of St. Joseph Peninsula with
limited restrictions. This section
of restricted area begins at the
Stump Hole and ends at the St.
Joseph State Park.
,DEP officials had originally
proposed to discontinue beach
driving along a section of the
eroding beach as a part of the
amendments to the St. Joseph
Bay Aquatic plan. After several
heated public meetings and. the
formation of a committee to eval-
uate the concerns of local resi-
dents, Cape property owners and
environmentalists, a final plan
was agreed.upon by all parties. ,
l The restrictions wifi include
limitations on beach traffic dur-
ing turtle nesting season, as well
as tighter patrols, and education
for beach users by county offi-

Memorial,.. .
Offered by Members of Gulf Chapter
191; Order of the Eastern Star
Our. Brother Harold Will
Schmucker Jr, on March 17 has car-
ried his light; to brighten some heav-
enly hall; dropping his cares and bow-
ing his head; he has answered the
Master's call. The flame of his life will
continue to shine, reflecting his kind-
ness and love; in our memory he lives,
though he has gone on, to lighten the
chapter room above.
God takes the brightest of earth's
little candles, to shine on as stars
through the night. Thus, we know our
brother is helping the Master, though
he slipped from our earthly sight. We
pause this day to pay homage to a
dear and kindly man, known to Gulf
chapter members as Brother Harold.
His quiet friendly mariner endeared
him to the hearts of all who knew him.
He was faithful to his church 'and to.
his chapter and loved them both. We
shall always remember his sincerity
and miss him greatly.
Brother Harold was Initiated into'
our Order in 1989. Serving as Worthy
Patron in 1991 and 1995 and would
have served again this year as Worthy
Patron if the Lord had allowed him the
time. BE IT RESOLVED: That we
extend to his family our deepest sym-
pathy in this our mutual sorrow. BE
chapter be draped In his memory and
remain so for one month, that a copy
of these resolutions be spread upon
our minutes and a copy sent to the
members of his family.

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from Page 3
individuals want access to the
information offered."
Microsoft's /Windows95, the
operating system on most person-
al computers, already includes.
most of the programs (or software):
needed for a computer user to
access the Internet; Most' of the
computers purchased within the
last few years also come with a
modem;, the only piece of equip-
ment (or hardware) that is needed
to' connect. the computer to the
outside.world using a convention-
al telephone4inev- -.-.- :
."Some users find it helpful to
installt an extra phone line for
Internet access, but it is not real-
ly necessary," explained Lamber-
son. "For most users, their exist-
ing phone line will work just fine.
If someone calls the number while
the user is on the 'net, the caller
simply gets a busy signal."
Other than the software and(
hardware mentioned, all that an
Internet user needs is time.
When searching the Internet
for information 'about Florida, for
example, one can find more than
.10,000 Internet web:sites cur-
rently providing such informa-
tion. With several' thousand
online magazines and newspIapei's
,now providing content that
changes daily, sifting through all
the information can be very time-
News media coverage of
pornography on .the Internet's
World-Wide-Web has already
made many parents leery about
getting on line at home. "Caution
Is definitely warranted. If a parent

Game 5: In the championship
game, they had to face an old
nemeses, the Gainesville team
who had worked their way back to
the finals Sunday afternoon. The
Kings had used six pitchers of
their 11-man squad through the
first six games, but saved flame-
thrower Bass for the finals.
Bass .responded with an
excellent game against a very
good hitting Gainesville squad as
the Diamond Kings hit their own
Wiay to a 12-7 victory and the
championship. Jones drove three
key hits and Scott and Seebaldt,
had two hits each.

Kiwanis Tourney
9 The, Kiwanis Club will'. be
hosting a golf tournament next
Saturday, April 26, to raise funds
for an increase -of its scholarship
fund at Gulf Coast Community
The club plans to have 20
four-man [or woman] teams with
sponsors, with tee time at 1:00
p.m. Saturday.
Several prizes will be given,
for low score, closest to the pin,
hole winners, etc. A $200.00
grand prize will be awarded the
tournament winner.
Teams will be matched up ac-
cording to handicap, with an at-
tempt being made to even the
team make-upsaccording to abil-
A tournament committee of
George Duren, Eda Ruth Taylor
and Dr. Bob King are directing
the contest and events being
planned. Following the tourna-
ment play, a free cook-out will be
held forthe entrants.
S All entry fees will include the
free use of a golf cart.

is not going to monitor how a
child uses the Internet, then they
should consider leaving the online
world to the children whose par-
ents will," Lamberson suggested.
"It will really be a shame,
though, to see some kids fall
behind. The world our children
inherit will be a world where tech-
nologies such as the 'net are an
accepted, maybe even essential
part of life."
Many businesses, realizing
the opportunity to reach the mil-
lions of potential customers that
the Internet provides, have
rushed to create web sites of their
own. Those businesses provide a
variety of sen'ices. Some usetheir
sites as public relations tools or to
provide technical support. Other
enterprising businesses are pro-
viding Internet users with online
catalogs, allowing the customer to
make purchases while online.
Many local businesses have
joined the online community as
well. "We have created and now
maintain web sites for more than
40 local businesses and organiza-
tions," Lamberson reported. "The
variety of businesses that have
joined the project is remarkable
for an area such as ours, and
shows the progressive mindset of
many of our local business own-
While the Internet's World-
Wide-Web receives most of the
attention, electronic mail (known
as E-mail) is the reason many
people want Internet access. It is
also perhaps the most heavily

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their families may be eligible to
receive U. S. Department of
Agriculture commodities.
Anyone who has questions
concerning their eligibility or
would like to sign up should call
229-9112, 639-5068, or come by
the commodity office in the Gulf
County Courthouse (Room 116).
You will need to bring proof of
your total household income.
Rules for acceptance and par-
ticipation in the program are the
same for everyone without regard
to race, color, national origin, age,
sex or handicap.


Inspections Set
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting inspection
checkpoints during the week of
April, 18 thru 24 on CR-274 near
the Chipola River, on SR-71 near
CR-382, and on SR-71 near SR-
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle .equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles operated with defects such as
bad brakes, worn tires and defec-
tive lighting equipment. In addi-
tion, attention will be directed to
drivers who would violate the dri-
ver license laws of Florida.
The patrol has found these
checkpoints 'to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florfda
ensuring the protection of all

used of the Internet's varied ser-
According to Market2000, a
New Mexico based firm that com-
piles Internet statistics, 46% of
Internet users claim that E-mail
has completely changed the way
they communicate with friends
and relatives. By some estimates,
more than 350 million E-mail
messages are sent across the
Internet each day.
In order to communicate by
E-mail, each internet user choos-
es an E-mail address when they
establish an Internet access
account. The address is unique
for each access account. and is
made.up of.wo .groups of letters
ornumbers separated by the -@"
symbol. This .unique address
makes it possible to route a mes-
sage, to any user on the Internet,
anywhere around the world.
For more information about
establishing your own Internet
access account, contact Rick
Lamberson at 227-5429 or Digital
Express Internet Services'
Panama City office at 913-0220.
The Star Publishing Company
is now. providiing e coverage
of Gulf County news and sports
through our own Internet web
site. To'visit our site, point your
web browser to http://www.hom-
For other online information
about the' Gulf County/Mexico
Beach/Apalachicola Bay area and
its businesses, visit 'the
Hometown Internet web site at


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Monthly Meeting
The South Gulf County
Volunteer Fire Department, serv-
ing the Simmons Bayou, Cape
San Bias and Indian Pass areas,
will meet on Saturday, April 19th
at Treasure Bay Lodge on C-30 at
7:00 p.m. followed by a covered
dish social. Bring your favorite
dish and beverage. Everyone is
welcome and encouraged to

.22 Rifle Matches

Planned for Sat.
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two separate .22 rimfire matches'
on Saturday morning, April 19th.
Registration and set-up will begin
at 8:30 a.m. and the first match,
the BR-50 match will start at 9
a.m. This match consists of 50
shots fired at bullseye targets set
at 50 yards from the firing line. All
shots are fired from a bench rest
with the rifle supported on sand
bags of adjustable rests.
The second match, a small-
bore metallic silhouette match,
will begin after the completion of
the BR-50 match. The silhouette
match consists of 40 shots fired
at metal targets placed 40 to 100

yards from the shooter. All shots
in this match are fired in the
standing position., These matches
are challenging and a lot of fun to
shoot. For additional details call
The rifle club will be holding
these pistol matches, the .22 rim-
fire rifle matches, a PPC (police
pistol combat) match and a cen-
terfire pistol bullseye match on a
monthly schedule. All shooters
are welcome to shoot in these
matches. You do not have, to be a
club member to shoot in the

Sharks Win 3; Ranked #7 In 3A

Take #1 Seed In District Tourney by Coin Toss With Florida High

came in relief in the fifth, striking
out two and walking none
Ryan Yeager went two for
three with a triple and three RBI.
Cameron Likely went two for five
with a solo homerun in the top of
the seventh inning.

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The Port St. Joe Sharks (13-
5) had two key hits, one a two out
single by Jarred Patterson to tie
the score 3-3 in the sixth inning
and another two out hit in the.'
bottom of the seventh by Ryan
Yeager to drive in the winning
I run, lifting the Sharks over 4A Al-
achua Santa Fe last Thursday
Night, 4-3.
Russell Young started on the
mound for the Sharks, striking
out four and walking none.
Wayne Summers came in for re-
lief in the sixth with no outs and
two runners on to retire the in-
ning without allowing a run,
Summers also went three for
three, with a double and two RBI.
Patterson went two for three with
one RBI. Yeager and Cameron
Likely had one hit each.
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19-0; #4 In State

Lady Gators Are Hot!

The Wewahitchka Lady Ga-
tors (19-0, 9-0) remain unstoppa-
ble, dominating district rival Apa-
lachicola, 19-3. The Lady Gators
are number one in District 2-2A
and ranked number five in the
state of Florida for class 2A.
Thelma Bryant (15-0) pitched
for the Lady Gators, striking out

eight and only giving up two hits,
Kristin Jones went three for
five to lead the Gators. Bryant
went two for four and Diana Tau-
tori had a three-run homer.
Amanda Davis added a double.
The Lady .Gators will host
Greensboro April 17th at 3:30
p.m, CT.
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APALACH 002 01X--3 2 13

Last Saturday, the Port St.
Joe Junior Varsity track team
competed in the third annual
FAMU Junior Varsity Track and
Field Championship. Port St. Joe
won two events, set three school
records, and scored 158 points to
place first in the meet.
Godby placed second ,with
118 points and Leon place third
with 104 points. Maclay, Carter-
Parramore, Lincoln, Havana; Flor-
ida High, and Trinity also compet-
ed In the meet.
Placing among the top six in
their events were:
First place: Travis Woullard,
shot put-52'6" (school record);
and Tremaine Lewis, discus-'
137'7" (school record).
Second place: Kyron Bailey,
high jump-5'2"; Laredo Ginn, pole
vault-10'6"; Most Quinn, 100 hur-
dles-14.9 and 300 hurdles-46.0;
Rod Givens, 800 meters-2:12.7;
Travis Woullard, discus-137'6";
and Bonjour Hill, Laredo Ginn,
Rod Givens, and Lance Larry, 4 x
400 relay-3:50.3.
Third place: Tremaine Lewis,
shot put-41'8 1/4"; Mosi Quinn,
long jump-18'10 1/4" and triple
jump-35'4"; Josh Todd, pole
vaul,t-10'0"; and Rod Givens,
1600 meters-4:56.4.
Fourth place: Travis Wright,
pole vault-8'0".
Fifth place: Laredo Ginn, shot
put-36'11 1/2" and discus-
112'5"; Seneca Chambers, high
jump-4'10"; Travis Woullard,
triple jurmp-33'4 1/2" (school
record); Seneca Chambers, 110
hurdles-15.9; and Mosi Quinn,
Laredo Ginn, Bonjour Hill, and

Fla. Farm Facts
Combined sales of Florida
alligator hides and meat last year
totaled $4.5 million. Thirty-one
growers sold 25,800 hides for a
total of $3.8 million. Producers
sold 138,175 pounds of meat for a
total of $710,219. Growers report-
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Lance Larry, 4 x 100 relay-48.9.
Sixth place: Lance Larry, high
jump-4'10";' and Seneca Cham-
bers, triple jump-32'3".
Thursday, Port St. Joe Middle
School will host the third annual
Middle School Track and Field
Championship. The meet will be-
gin at 4:00 p.m.' with Port St. Joe,
Wewahitchka. Carter-Parramore,
and Havana scheduled to com-
pete. Everyone come out and sup-
port the middle school track team
in their last meet of the year.

Port St. Joe

Girls Track
The Port St Joe High School
girls' track team raised their sea-
son record to nine wins and one
loss with a victory this past week
at Bristol. The Lady Sharks
scored 103 points to out distance
Bristol with 91, Blountstown with
35 and Greensboro with 4.
Recording first place finishes
were Jessica Hill in the 1600 and
800; Latrika Quinn, 400;
Stephanie Maxwell, high jump;
and, Lisa Curry, 3200. Finishing
first were the 4x800 relay team of
Tiffany Clark, Anna Reynolds,
Maclain Howse and Curry, and
the 4x400 relay team of Quinn,
Maxwell,' Hill, and Lacey Johnson.
Finishing in second place for
the tracksters were Howse in the
1600 and. 3200; Courtney
Lennox, 200; Johnson, discus;
Na'oa Hogan, shot put; and
Maxwell, 300 hurdles.
Coming in with third place
finishes were Kristie Lowry in the
3200; Johnson, shot; Aiyana
Jefferson, discus; Reynolds,
1600; Clark, 800; and Lennox,
Fourth place finishers were
Crystal Watkins in the 100;
Angela Moxley, 200, and 400;
Stephanie Hightower, 800; Rey-
nolds, 3209; Jefferson, shot put;
and Hogan, discus.
Finishing fifth were Carla
Money in the 800 and Amber
Davis in the 400.
The Lady Sharks will be at
home this Saturday for the 11th
Annual Port St. Joe Invitational.

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Cameron Likely keeps his eyes
on the plate as he scores on a
hit by Jesse Colbert.

The Port St. Joe Sharks de-
feated district rival Florida High
in Tallahassee Saturday, 9-4. The
victory tied the Sharks and Flori-
da High for number one seeding
for district play. A private coin
toss favored Port St. Joe arid put

Lady Sharks

Take District

Softball Win

The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
(11-10), travelled to Blountstown
(9-8) last Thursday afternoon to
defeat the District 2-3A rival, 15-
Gena Johnson pitched the
five-inning game .for the Lady
Sharks striking out five and giv-
ing up only three hits. Johnson
was also hot offensively, batting
three for four with two RBI.
Sam. Ambrose went three for
three with one RBI. Katie Kil-
bourn went three for four with
two stolen bases. Emily Thomp=
son and Nicole Royster each went
two for four. The Lady Sharks to-
taled 16 hits to dominate Blount'-
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The Lady Sharks (11-11) had
a tough game against Rutherford:
(10-12) Tuesday night losing 10-
13. The Lady Sharks rallied back
in the seventh inning, but fell
.short of a victory.
Gena Johnson (9-9) pitched
for Port St. Joe. Offensively,
Sheila Hightower went one for
three with three RBI and Jolynne
Parker also went one for three.
Nicole Royster went one for two
with a triple in the fourth inning,
picking up three RBI.
Port St. Joe travels to play
Wakulla Thursday afternoon at
3:00 p.m.
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Jarred Patterson (11) gives the
score against Alachua Santa Fe.
the Tiger Sharks in .the number
one district position.
Ryan Yeager pitched the sev-
en inning ball game, striking out
four and walking two.
Wayne Summers led offen-
sively, batting three for four with
a double and two RBI. Cameron
Likely went three for five. Brian
Jenkins and Jarred Patterson
both went two for four.

all clear sign for Ryan Yeager to

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The Port St. Joe Sharks trav-
elled to Gulf Coast Community
College baseball field late Monday
evening to defeat Rutherford, 9-3.
Wayne Summers pitched the
first four innings, striking out five
and walking none. Russell Young

PSJ's Wayne Summers gets
save against Alachua Santa Fe.

Gators Take 3 Wins During Week

The Wewahitchka Gators (14-
8) defeated Poplar Springs last
Thursday, 10-0. The Gators are
definitely improving over the sea-
Kelly Forehand (3-1) pitched
for Wewahitchka, shutting down
Poplar Springs by only allowing
two hits. Forehand also was the
lead hitter with two doubles and
three RBI.
Brandon Jones had two hits
and two RBI and Josh Baxley
also had two hits.
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The Wewahitchka Gators de-
feated local rival Apalachicola in
home territory last Friday, 5-1.
Ike Mincy did an outstanding
job on the mound for the Gators,
striking out 13 and allowing only
four hits. Apalachicola scored
only once in the first off of a solo
Champ Traylor went two for
three with one RBI. Lee Linton
and Ed Summer both went one
for three with one RBI. Brandon
Jones had a double.
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The Wewahitchka Gators (16-
8) defeated R.F. Munroe Tuesday,
12-1, in a five-inning game.
Dave Davis (4-1) pitched for
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for relief and both combined to
hold the Bobcats to two hits.
Offensively to lead the Ga-

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tors, Ike Mincy went two for two
with two RBI, Kelly Forehand
went two for four with a RBI, and
Brandon Jones had a bases-
loaded double and finished with
four RBI.

The Wewahitchka Gators will
host Cottondale Thursday at 5:00
p.m, CT.
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PhD Degree Candidate to Participate in Leadership of Training and Development Expansion

Lenora Peters Gant of the
Defense Intelligence Agency locat-
ed at BollingAir Force Base in the
District of Columbia will be a pre-
senter at the upcoming
International Conference and
Exposition of the American
Society for Training and
Development (ASTD).
The conference will be held in
Washington, D.C., from May 18 to
22 at the Washington, D.C.
Convention Center and surround-
ing hotels.
The session entitled, Critical
Factors in Developing and
Implementing Distance Learning,
will focus on computer-based and
telecommunications educational
development and methods of
delivery. More than 8,000 training
professionals are expected to
attend the conference, which
offers over 200 educational ses-
sions on the latest ideas, best
practices, trends and technologies
available in the field of workforce

Lenora Peters Gant

learning and performance.
ASTD, based in Alexandria,

Virginia is the world's largest
training organization representing,
over 58,000 members. Ms. Gant
is Special Assistant to the Deputy
Director for Administration. She
is Program Manager for programs
and projects to include instruc-
tional technology and functional
administrative programs.
She is a PhD candidate cur-
rently enrolled in the Human
Resource Development with
emphasis on educational tech-
nologies and administration at.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
State University.
Ms. Gant has completed two
executive programs: (1) DoD
Executive Development Program;
(2) George Washington University
Contemporary Development
Program. She holds a Master's
degree from George. Peabody
College of Vanderbilt University.
While stationed overseas with her
husband, an Air Force officer, Ms.
Gant worked for the Department

of Defense; her work experiences
include management assign-
ments in Okinawa (Japan),
Oxfordshire (England), and NATO
in Brussels (Belgium).
Ms. Gant has published two
recent articles on instructional
technology with the International
Society for Performance and
Instruction (IPSI), Performance'
and Instruction Journal, (1) Use
of Emerging Technologies:
Training Troops Around the
World (JAN 95) and (2) Lessons in
Developing Distance Learning
(FEB 96).
Ms. Gant is active in many
community-based organizations
Sto include Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc. She is the daughter
Sof Mary Peters and the late
; Nathan Peters, Sr. of Port St. Joe.
'She resides in Oxon Hill,
,' Maryland with her husband, Dr.
. Raymond C. Gant, D.D.S. and
Daughters, Raemeka and Lela
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Attorney Pat Floyd Scores Proposed MFC Role

Attorney Pat Floyd addressed
his fellow Rotary Club members
last Thursday on the foibles of
the Marine Fisheries Commission
he is most familiar with.
Floyd, who has been an ad-
versary of the MFC ever since the
net ban went into effect, said his
main objection to the committee
is that they are engaged in at-
tempting to enforce laws they
have no authority to make or en-
'They were brought into exis-
tence to suggest the regulation of
biological and scientific threats to
the fish population and suggest
means of supporting the popula-
tion through these parameters,"
he said.
"When the MFC goes to inter-
preting, or changing the language
of, the constitution, they are go-

Davis is National
Award Winner
The United States
Achievement Academy has
announced that Carrie C. Davis
from Port St Joe has been named
a United States National Award
Winner in "leadership and ser-
vice'. This awqad is a prestigious
honor very few students can ever
hop to attain. In fact, the
Academy recognizes fewer than
10% of all American high school
students. :
Miss Davis, who attends Port
St. Joe High School, was nomi-
nated for the national award by
Marilyn Witten, a guidance coun-
selor at the school. Carrie will
appear in the United States
Achievement Academy Official
Yearbook, which is published
The Academy selects USAA
winners upon the exclusive rec-
ommendation of teaches, coach-
es, counselors, and other quali-
fied sponsors and upon the exclu-
sive recommendation of teachers,
coaches, counselors, and other
qualified sponsors and upon the
Standards of Selectioni set forth
by the Academy..
The criteria for selection are a
student's academic performance,
interest and aptitude, leadership
qualities, responsibility, enthust-
asm, motivation to learn and
improve, citizenship, attitude anid
cooperative spirit,: dependability,
and recommendation from a
teacher or director.
* Carrie is the daughter of Bob
and Wendy Davis from Port St.
Joe. Her grandparents are Murry
and Nettie Davis of Bay Minette,
Alabama and Autry and Patricia
Conway, also of Bay Minette.

ing beyond their authority. That
is the duty of the voters or the
courts, alone," he said.
Floyd said that at every turn
the MFC is attempting to inter-
pret what the constitutional
amendment-passed two years
ago by the voters-said, by at-
tempting to rule on the gear that
may be used to commercially
catch fish. 'They are attempting
to change the interpretation of

the constitution, which very
plainly stipulates, 'NO OPEN
MESH net beyond 500 square feet
may be used for the purpose
of catching fish."
Floyd claimed 'This can't be
construed in any other manner,
For instance, the constitution.
amendment says nothing at all
about nets being used which are
not open mesh, but are in fact,

SHe took a few pot shots at the
MFC for its recent attempt at ask-
ing the state cabinet to absolve it
from having to bring every sug-
gestion they make back to the
Cabinet for approval. "If they are
successful in their attempt at be-
ing.given the power to pass rules
and interpret laws unilaterally,
you can expect all manner of tak-
ing seafood except by hook and
line to be abolished." the speaker

PSJH Gold Card Banquet Event On May 1st
Tickets Must Be Purchased by Parents or Picked Up by Students by April 23rd

The Gulf County Schools
Gold Card Club Awards Banquet
will be held Thursday, May 1 at
7:00 p.m. in the Commons Area of
Port St. Joe High School.
This occasion will honor all
Port St. Joe High School students
who have received two Gold Cards
during the first three nine weeks
grading periods of this schoolyear

or had a 3.5 GPA at the ,conclu-
sion of the second grading period.
Guest speaker for the ban-
quet will be Dr. Oliver Harper, a.
1956 graduate of Port St. Joe
High School. Dr. Harper and his
family served for 10 years as med-
ical missionaries in Indonesia. At'
the present time, he and his son, '

who is also a doctor of internal
medicine, are in private practice
together. They own Warrior
Medical Clinic in Warrior,
Each student being honored
will receive a free ticket to the
banquet. Tickets for parents and
the general public are $5.00 each.
Reserved tickets are available for
patrons. Students and patrons
. should pick up their tickets'and
parents should purchase their
...tickets from personnel In the front
office of Port St. Joe High'School.
Tickets not purchased by
parents before April 23 will be
made available for purchase
by the general public. The
deadline for obtaining these tick-
ets is the end of the school day
April 28.

Through employee involve-'
ment and initiative. Arizona
Chemical's Port St. Joe plant has
signed on as a partner in the
Environmental Protection Agen-
cy's Green Lights program.
As a partner in the program,
the Port St. Joe team has commit-
ted to installing energy efficient
and environmental impact reduc-
tion lighting throughout the plant
over the next five years.
Employees have agreed to survey
all areas of the plant and deter-
mine appropriate lighting.,
According to Jim Newton,
environmental specialist at the
Port St. Joe, plant, the program
fits well with the facility's goal of
being a leader in environmental
stewardship. "We recognize that
our participation in EPA's Green
Light program provides environ-
mental awareness among employ-
ees, offers .a reduction in our
energy costs and results in pollu-
tion reduction that would occur
from excess energy our less effi-
cient lighting would require."
Since the voluntary EPA pro-
gram began in 1991, more than
2,000 organizations have enrolled
in the Green Lights program. EPA
estimates that partners in the
program have installed in excess
of five billion square feet of effi-
cient lighting, prevented 3.3 bil-

lion: pounds of greenhouse gases,
saved two billion kilowatt-hours
of electricity and resulted :in
annual savings of more than $172


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Annual Gulf Coast Electric Meeting of Members Held Last Saturday

Despite the fact that no trustees were opposed in the annual
election, Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative had nearly 1,000 mem-
bers present at their annual meeting which was held last Satur-
day at the Co-op headquarters in Wewahitchka.
Following a night of violently stormy weather and predictions
of still more to come, the fair-sized crowd turned out to visit with

...recently presented ~- j
their annual recital. ._
The following girls
the conclusion of -
the recital. Front
row (1 to r) are Kali .
Costin, Anna Craft,
Jenna Chesser, Jes- .'
-sica Mock, Carolyn
Marley, Elizabeth P W ,
cock and Megan Wil-
liams. Second row:
Charla Atkins, Cai-
sey Spriggs, Layce
Spears, Erica Ailes .
(ballet instructor),
Margaret Gibson and'
Charissa Powell.
Back row: Michelle
Mathews, Megan
Todd, Crystal Wood,
Susan Elliner, Becky
Belin, Anna Salzer,
Vicki Reed aind Dan-
ielle Barnes.

Barnes in Exercise
Tandem Thrust
Navy Fireman J.B. Sundown
Barnes, a 1995 graduate of
Wewahitchka High School who
joined the Navy in February 1996,
recently participated in Exercise
Tandem Thrust off the coast of
Australia while assigned to the
amphibious transport dock USS
Dubuque, homeported in Sasebo,
Barnes was one of more than
28,000 U.S. and Australian
sailors, soldiers, airmen and
Marines participating in the com-
bined military exercise between
Australia and the United States.
Scheduled routinely at 18-
month intervals, the exercise is
designed to train the military
staffs of both countries in the
planning and execution of contin-
gency operations in a combined
effort. Specifically, the exercise
includes carrier battle group and
amphibious ready group opera-
tions, amphibious landings, live
gunfire exercises and parachute
USS Dubuque's primary mis-
sion is to provide fast transport of
combat troops and rapid landing
ashore by both helicopter water-
borne assault. Landing craft and
CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters
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transport up to 900 combat
troops, their equipment and sup-
plies from ship to shore.
These troops can take control
of port and air base facilities, and
prepare for follow-on forces.
Barnes' ship's secondary mission'
is to provide personnel evacuation
and civilian disaster relief. The
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neighbors and take their chances at winning one of the several
door prizes given away by the Co-op. Entertainment was provid-,
ed throughout the morning of gathering for the annual meeting.
A couple of uncontested by-laws were voted on at the meet-
ing, but none of the contested questions were presented to be
decided upon by the membership, which has drawn huge
crowds to previous annual meetings. Despite the lack of "politi-

Owen Certified
in Bereavement
Terry Owen, Social Services
Director at Bay St. Joseph Care
Center in Port St. Joe has earned
National Certification as a
Bereavement Facilitator through
the American Academy of
Bereavement of Tucson, Arizona.
The Academy's program con-
sists of 33 hours of instruction on
the different aspects of bereave-
ment and the grief process.
Certification in the field is volun-
tary, but serves to maintain and
promote quality in the field of
bereavement facilitation, elevates
the standards of bereavement
professionals, and attests to
attainment of specialized knowl-

treatment to hundreds of sick or

Hearing Aid /'s
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Center will host a repre-
sentative of Beltone on Friday,
April 18th at 10:00 a.m. for any-
one needing assistance with their
hearing aids.

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considerable enjoyment in attending the annual affair.


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By Linda Whitfield

Book Fair Profits'
Mrs..Minger would like t<
thank the community for thet
support at the recent WES Bool
Fair. Without the help of volun
teers Jane Wade, Mary Ann Peak
Betty Gainous, Inez Little, Cindy
Weeks, and Sherry Lanier, i
would not have been so success-
ful. Total cash taken in was a
whopping $2,284.09. The actua
profit made for our school was
$685.22. We appreciate all who
bought books.
Sweet Gesture
|" .After the rigorous week ol
CTBS, the teachers and stafl
found a nice surprise on the
lounge table. Olivia Moore, on the
Custodial staff,, had treated us' tc
all kinds of goodies from The
Flour Mill in Port St. Joe. She told
me she had to take her husband
to the doctor arid decided to whip
by and get us a treat. We appreci-
.ate her thoughtfulness so much.
SCongratulations To Former
S: Students
i WES would like to congratu-

viJudith Birmingham; for
receiving an Honors Scholarship
to GCCC and'she was also a
Florida Academic Scholar;
VJackie Husband for wiriing
thie Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative trip to Washington,
i/Joseph Whitfield for being
selected as first runner-up in the
GCEC competition; and to

VMandy Little for winning the
essay competition inthe Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative and
also going on the Washington trip.
All have worked very hard!
Up-Coming Events
April 16-CP classes to Zoo
April 17-first grades will see
a water safety program by USCG
April 17-PTO meeting and
fourth grade play
April '17--Pre-K an'd K field
trip to Jr. Museum
April 18-progress reports go
April 22-second grade water
safety program by USCG
How's That?
Alisa Walker, kindergarten
teacher, met two of her former
students on the sidewalk the day
after the CTBS was over. Nicole
'Barlow and- Tabitha Pelt said,
"Mrs. Walker, we're glad the BS
test is over!"
Softball Game Cancelled
The students at WES were
kind of disappointed last Friday
when the softball game between
sixth graders and the "Over the
Hillers" was cancelled because of
rain. They did have one treat
though. The PTO gave each stu-
dent a drink and a bag of chips.

Bulldog News

Port St. Joe Elementary School

Students Of the Week
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week".... Robbie
Martin, Reginald Welch, Patrick
Bailey, Victoria McCall, Megan
Todd, Rebekah Farmer, and
Margaret Gibson.
Progress Reports
Progress reports for the final
grading period will be sent home
on Friday, April 18. If you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher'
conference, please call 227-1221.
Teen Spring Health Fling
All students and their parents
are invited to attend the Teen
Spring Health Fling to be held on
Saturday, April 19 from 10:00
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Gulf
County Senior Citizen Center
(behind the courthouse). There
will be prizes, food, entertain-
ment, and child care will be pro-
vided. If you need transportation,
please call 227-7440.
Kindergarten Registration
Registration for kindergarten
at PSJES will be held on Friday,
April 25 from 8:30 to 1:00. Ifyyour

child plans-to attend Port St. Joe
Elementary School please bring-
*your child;
*copy of birth certificate;
*copy of social security number;
*proof of physical since August
12, 1996; and
*proof of immunization.
If you need more information,
please contact Janet Thompson at
the Health Department, 227-1276
or Cindy Belin.at Port St. Joe
Elementary School at 227-1221.
Book Author Coming To Port
St. Joe Elementary'School
Noted author, Sneed Collard,
will be in our school bfi May 1 for
'three presentations. His many
journeys around the United
States and Asia have given him
the material for his books. This
will be a- fun and educational
experience for all., Please join us
on this day.
Pennies For Education
As part of our Career Week we
will be collecting pennies to be
donated to 'the Gulf County
Scholarship Program. Every stu-

From the Principal of


High School

b.y Larry A. Mathes

The 1997 Prom has come and
gone without a hitch. Students,
most of whom danced until 11:45
p.m. (maybe a record), seemed to
have a great time. Thank good-
ness this year no one experienced
Sany. transportation problems,
accidents, etc.
But there were several anx-
'ious minutes when, at 1:45 a.m.
as I was returning to Wewa trail-
ing all others including my wife's
car and my neighbor's car (they
did the food for the prom) and I
came upon a serious accident on
the outskirts of town.
Although relieved to find that
no one from our,.group was
involved, I do want to express my
sympathy to those families who
suffered injuries and a fatality in
the accident.
Saturday, April 19th the Teen
Spring Health Fling will'be held at
the Gulf County Senior Citizen
Center near the courthouse in St.
Joe, from 19 a.m to 3:30 p.m., ET.
In addition to bands, skits, cho-


ruses, etc., the strength and con-
ditioning coach from F.S.U.,
David Van Halanger will speak
and be available. (Times listed are
eastern-Port St. Joe-times) Stu-
dents should have an enjoyable
SIt is almost progress report
time-although due to go out this
Friday, WHS's will go out Monday
since several staff members will
be gone to a conference until the
weekend. Look for them Monday
after the weekend!
The Academic Excellence
banquet will be held May 17th, a
Saturday night. As has been the
case in recent years, each student
who is invited may invite two
adults, usually parents. We ask
the adults to pay $5.00 each this
year, to help offset the costs of
awards and an excellent meal. If
you receive an invitation, please
encourage your student to be
there to receive his or her reward,
and please plan to be there to
show your support for a job well


Shark Talk
By: Germain River Clark

Congratulations to the boys'
track team on their first place fin-
ish out of six teams at last week's
Mosley track meet. The Sharks
scored 187 points. blowing away
the competition!
Placing first were Mark
Williams in the 300 hurdles:
Germain Clark in the mile and In'
the 800 meters; Gabe Clark in the
3200;. Tyson Pittman In the 110
hurdles; Laredo Ginn in the pole
vault; Marco Givens in .the high
jump; and Ben McCroan in the
Placing second ,'
were Jermaine Peter- jii
son in the shot put;:i | i I y
Givens in the triple |ii I
jump; Rod Chambers Ha I
in the 110 hurdles: IN 111 '

mile, Pittman in the l;i
300 hurdles; and
Jason Holmes. Nick
Sweazy, Germain
Clark and GCvens in
the 1600 meter relay.
The Lady Shark
track team also won
their meet last week in Bristol
with 103 points. They now have a
season record of nine wins and'
only one loss!
First place finishers for the
Sharks include Jessica Hill in the
800 and 1600; Latrika Quinn in
the 400; Stephanie Maxwell in the
high jump; Lacey Johnson in the
discus and the 4x400 relay team,
with Quinn, Hill, and Maxwell.
Second place finishers were
Courtney Lenox in the 200
meters, Nacoa,Hogan in the shot

dent that graduates and attends a
post-secondary institution is eligi-
ble for this scholarship. Please
send in your pennies today
Track and Field Day
Our fourth, flfth and sixth,
graders will be participating in'
"Track and Field Day" on Friday,
May 2 in Wewahitchka. Parents
are invited to come and cheer us
Teacher Appreciation Day
Teacher Appreciation Day will
be observed at Port St. Joe
Elementary School on Tuesday,
May 6.
Gold Card Lunch
Our annual Gold Card Lunch
will be held on Wednesday, May 7.
Those students earning at least
two Gold Cards this year will be
treated to lunch.
Taking Charge Of Your TV
If you are concerned about
how your kids watch t.v., please
call 1-800-452-6351 for a free ,,
License For Learning
Help steer Florida's students
in the right direction when you '
renew your automobile tag. Buy
the License for Learning plate and "
you,are automatically contribut-
Sing to our state's future-its stu-
By purchasing this tag you
are donating to the Gulf County
School District. You can make a ,
difference. Put Florida's students i
on the road to success. Buy the
License for Learning.

Well, I heard again this a.m.;.
on TV that the average citizen.
must work'into the month of April
to earn enough money to pay
income tax. Four months for the,
government, eight months for
I know that Junking the tax,
code would mean the need to"
replace it with either a flat tax or'
a 'national sales tax, but I know
that I struggle to wade through
the myriad of rules, forms,,
reports, etc., and I call myself rea-
sonably well educated. God help:
those who'haven't been as fortu-
nate as I have. It's almost impos-
sible to get a return accurately
done, unless you can qualify to
use the simplest form.
Then you must wait, hoping.'
you don't .receive a notice form'
IRS about an error or an audit.
'Ah, young adults graduating and'
going to work have so much to
look forward tol
Have a great week-find a ball
game to enjoy. I know, between.
the Gators and the Sharks, you"
can find a game just about any

Say You Saw It In The Star!

put; and Maxwell in the 300 hur-
dles. Third place finishers were
Lenox in the 100 meters, Kristi
Lowry in the 3200; Johnson in the
shot put; and Aiyana Jefferson in
the discus. Keep up the good work
The Lady Sharks softball
team defeated Blountstown 15-2
.in five innings off 16 hits. Sam
Ambrose was three for three;
Gena Johnson and Katie Kilbourn
were three for four; Emily
Thompson and Nikki
-- Royster were two for
four; Sheila High-
tower was one for
two; Lindsay Williams
and Michelle Martin
finished with one hit
for the Lady Sharks.
Good game, ladies!
The boys' golf
team continues to
dominate the course
with the low scorer
Jason Shoaf, followed
by Kristian Rich-
bourg, Clay Whitfield,
Clay Smallwood and Buddy
Seniors and juniors who
haven't paid their dues need to
pay them soon in order to go to
prom and to graduate!
Congratulations to the- new
Keyettes: Anna Duren, Casey
Clark, Rikki Johnson, Krystal
Tharpe, Jessica Hill, Rebekah
Cope, Donna Thomas, Meredith
Godfrey, Brianne Alford, Lindsay
Williams, Katie Kilbourn and
Julia Six.

Port St. Joe



News ..

This week's "Students of the
Week" are Jennifer Oksanen for
the seventh grade and Angela
McDowell for the eighth, grade.
Congratulations to both of youl
Congratulations to the middle
school softball team for defeating
Wewa on Tuesday, April 8 and
North Florida Christian on Friday,
April 11. Both games were won
with a score of 14-4. Their last
game will be in Wakulla on
Thursday, April 17. GO LADY
17 Softball at Wakulla at 4:00
17 Progress reports sent home
18 7th and 8th grade field trips
19 Track Meet, PSJ Invitational
at home at 1:00

By: Chris A. Earley
On Saturday, April 19 from
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., EDT, the
Gulf Interagency Coordinating
Council will host a "Teen Spring
Health Fling." Dave Van Halanger,
Strength and Conditioning Coach
for Florida State University, will
be the guest speaker.'

A. The

We have just received word
that seventh grader, Renee
Vinson, has qualified for state
recognition in a ceremony in,
Gainesville in May for her scores
in math on the'SAT in the Duke
Talent Search. Congratulations
This is the beginning of the
last six weeks of the 1996-97
school year. It will be a busy time
with school studies and the end-
of-the-year activities. Those of us
in administration will be planning
our summer session and next
year. We will have a week of regis-
tration April 18th to 25th, We
:encourage you to register your
Children during this 'time so that
we may better plan.
SThe summer "work. and play"
.school will begin June 9th and
continue through July 25th.
Morning hours will be primarily
academic and afternoon will be
primarily activity related. Hours
will be 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
The summer session is
designed to help students with
individual needs especially in' the

Lion's Tale
Nelvs Column: : '
Faith Christian School

areas of reading, math and lan-
guage arts. We especially welcome
children who are not regular stu-
dents of Faith Christian to join us
in the summer. Some may need to
come only the half-day for acade-
mics and then, may wish to go to
the Summer Promise program at'
St. James Episcopal Church for
the afternoon. Please call the
office at 229-6707 for more infor-
Several of our teachers will
not. be back with' us next year.
Debbie Childress, who graciously.
agreed to fill in for Sue Monteiro
in second grade, will be continu-
ing her education as a full-time
student She plans to finish her
studies for a degree' at FSU in
.Elementary Education this
December and do her practice
teaching in the spring of '98.
Gina Nobles, K-4 teacher, will
resume her nursing career and
Shirley:Moates, grade five, will try
to continue her teaching closer to
home in Wewahitchka. Our best
wishes to all three of you, and a
hearty "thank you" for your time
with us.

H~u P C a 'i~~

By: Jo Hernandez
Spring Health Fling
On Saturday, April
will be a "Teen Spring
Fling" held at the Gulf
Senior Citizens Center fro
a.m. to 3:30 p.m., EDT
guest speaker will be D
Halanger, Strength and
tioning Coach at Flori
University. Prizes and foo
available along with gar
special activities. Everyo
19 are encouraged to atte
in attendance will be Isla
Encore .Encore
If you missed the B-t
formance of the fourth
grade students, then yo
missed a night of memo
great fun. the student
ready 'and waiting to
such oldies as YMCA,
Splash, Harper Valley F
The students would
say "thank you" to Tonya
putting up with them and
them to perfect their
mances. The students a
for their big trip to St. A
next week. Thank you for
were a part of their func
events which began last f

Highland View Elementary
S. Progress Reports .
19 there Progress reports will be sent
g Health home on Friday, April 18th.
County Should you require a conference,
Dm 10:00 please call the office and make an
. Special appointment with your child's
)ave Van teacher.
ICondi- Well, that's all for this week,
da State so have a great onel
)d will be
mes ato GED Test Sign-up
end. Also The GED test will be given
nd 106. through the Gulf County Adult
School at the Wewahitchka- High
'' School site on April 25th and
Bop per- 26th. Sections one and two will be
and fifth given Friday, the 25th starting at
u surely 5 p.m., CT, and sections three,
)ries and four and five will be given
ts were Saturday, the 26th at 8 a.m., CT.
perform Registration will be held
Splish- (today) April 17th through noon
'TA, and on the 23rd, at the Gulf County
Adult School (ask for Merri
I like to Christi). Registration fee is
Plair for $25.00, cash or money orders
d helping only.

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The event will be held at the
Gulf County Senior Citizens
Center, beside the courthouse.
Prizes, food and entertainment
will be provided. Come enjoy the
On Wednesday, April 16, the
seventh grade class traveled, to
Gulf Coast Community College
and on Friday, April 18 the eighth
grade class will travel to Tom. P.
Haney Vocational Technical
School on their field trip. These
field trips will allow students to
explore opportunities for higher
education offered in this area.
Due to the eighth grade field
trip on Friday, April 18, progress
reports will be issued form Port
St.. Joe Middle School on
Thursday, April 17. Parents,
please review these reports with
your child. If you have any ques-
tions, please call 227-3211.

Number of Bald

Eagle Nests on Rise
Two decades ago the bald
eagle population was in decline
and the only place the birds nest-
ed in the panhandle was on
Franklin County's St. Vincent
Island; Today, however, the trend
has reversed and the eagle popu-
lation is flourishing.
Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission Nongame
Wildlife Biologist Dr. Jeff Gore
said the annual aerial survey of
bald eagle nests across the
Panhandle has recently been
completed and 50 active eagle
nests were identified, the highest
number in recent history.
The two northwest Florida
counties with the largest number
of active nests were Franklin
County with 17 and Wakulla
County with 11. Other counties
with active nests were Bay,
Gadsden, Gulf, Jefferson, Leon,
Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa
and Walton.
Pointing out how common it
is to see an eagle, Gore said he
stood outside his Deer Point Lake
home last weekend and watched
high overhead as a matu-e eagle
and juvenile shrieked in their
characteristic high chirps as they
engaged in mock fighting. He said
the birds he saw were probably an
adult and a one-year-old juvenile.
While the number of nests in
the Panhandle account for only
10%o of the nests statewide, the
number of active nests and birds
produced elsewhere in the state
has.been growing as well.
Gore said the proliferation in
bald eagles is due largely to the
U.S. Government's decision in
1972 to ban the use of the pesti-
cide DDT. Scientists had exten-
sive documentation how DDT
sprayed on agricultural lands and
wetland areas permeated' the food
chain and affected eagles' repro-
Ironically, the increasing
number of active nests and eagles
in Florida comes during unprece-
dented human migration to the
state arid accompanying develop-
ment. In 1970, Florida's human
population was 6,800,000 but
today has doubled to more than

Farm Credit To

Issue Dividends
In April, member-borrowers
of Farm Credit of Northwest
Florida will receive patronage
(interest) refund checks for $950
The patronage refund for bor-
rowers of Farm Credit of
Northwest Florida will total more
than $3.1 million. Borrowers will
receive, on average, a rebate of 24
percent of the interest Farm
Credit earned on their loans in
1996. Thirty percent, or $950
thousand, of the refund will be
paid in cash. The balance will be
placed in allocated surplus in the
names of individual member-bor-
"Distributing profits to our
borrowers, reduces their effective
cost of borrowing," President
James Alberts stated, "and
demonstrates the distinct finan-
cial benefits in doing business on
a cooperative basis."
Farm Credit of Northwest
Florida, a borrower-owned coop-
erative, extends credit for rural
land acquisitions, country home
loans, and the credit needs of
agriculture and related enterpris-
At December 31, 1996, Farm
Credit of Northwest Florida had

approximately $142 million of
loans outstanding to over 1,600
members and has branch offices
located through the Florida






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Barbecue Dinners Sold

At St. James On Friday
Take-out barbecue chicken Tickets may be purchased for
dinners will be served by the men $5.00 each at the church or at '
of St., James Episcopal Church Renfro Auto Parts. Dinners can be
this Friday, April 18 from 4 to 6 picked up at the church, located
p.m. Each dinner will include 1/2 at the intersection of 22nd Street
barbecue chicken, baked beans, and Marvin Avenue in Port St.
cole slaw, bread and tea. Joe.

Quality Assurance

Programs Benefitting

Health Care Facilities

By Richard Wisdahl
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
Do you have a Quality
Assurance Program in your busi-
ness or atyour work place? For
health -care facilities, the over-
whelming response is "Yes". In
fact, it is common for health care
facilities, including nursing facili-
ties, to have multiple manners of
reviewing their own practices, ser-
S vice outcomes, and the percep-
tions of their clients. .
Health care providers utilize a
variety of methods to obtain Infor-
mation to assist them In deter-
mining where to focus efforts to
increase positive outcomes for
their customers. As an example,
Bay St. Joseph Care Center uti-
lizes three separate formal sys-
tems to obtain information
regarding performance.
ne system. involves utilizing
staff to routinely review the
|records, and .the performance of
the facility by completing over 60
'data gathering tools.,The findings
are' reported "to a Quality
Assurance Committee. :' ,
When there are undesirable
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outcomes detected, an Area of
Concern form is completed. That
form includes an identification of
the conclusions found and a plan
of action of how to increase per-
formance. The Quality Assurance
Committee monitors the area
until performance reaches an
acceptable level.
A second method of monitor-
ing of outcomes is through the
use of central office staff auditing'
performance of the facility at the
local site through use of monthly,
quarterly, semi-annual, and
annual record reviews and obser-
vations of performance. The mon-
itoring follows a schedule so as to
focus on multiple areas.
Any issues that are identified
are reported to the Administrator.
The Administrator reports the
information to the facility's
Quality Assurance Committee
which monitors the area until,
performance reaches acceptable
parameters on a routine basis.
A third means of obtaining
Information for Bay St. Joseph,,
Care Center on the perceptions of
thea-vices delivered by the facil-

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
Sunday School ... 9:45 a.m. Discipleship Training 5:00 pm Sunday Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
"O taste and feh that the lord is gowd blessed is the mania that trusteth in Him."
Please accept rhis invitation rio oin uis in iii,,ilpii. God bless you!.
". Pastor David Nichols "Cliurih 647-5026 Home 769-8725


+ +. 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
+++ | Sunday School 9:45
8:00 6.m. (CT)


SF first Baptist Church
Worship Service 8:30 a
SSunday School ....9:45 a
Worship Service ....................1:00 a
SDisciple Training 6:00 p
Evening Worship 7:00 p
-- -- Wednesday Prayer Meetilg ...6:30 p

Gary Smith

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Buddy Caswell
Minister of Music & Youth

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Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church


With God

In Jeremiah 6:16 we
find, 'Thus says the Lord:
Stand by the. roads and
look, and ask for the
ancient paths, where the
good way is, and walk in
it, and find rest for your

This verse continues and says that the peo-
ple did not walk in the good way. It is evident
that many in our area do not walk with God
daily. There are many seats available in our
churches each'Sunday in Gulf and surrounding
Christians need to stand up for God and
make our witness for Christ. We don't do this by
not attending church because the scriptures say
the church is "the body of Christ". The church of
your choice will welcome you this Sunday. If you
are not attending a local church it is time for a
Think it over.

ity Is to send out consumer satis-
faction questionnaires. The con-
sumer questionnaire asks resi-
dents (patients) and their family
members to assign a numerical
rating of performance to 58 areas.
Interestingly, there are nor-
mally distinct differences between
how residents (patients) versus
their family members perceive
and assign ratings in the 58
areas. The questionnaires are
used for follow-up on individual
issues raised if the person com-
pleting the form is identified, and
the overall trends are passed on
to the Quality Assurance Com-
mittee to assist in establishing
areas in which to set performance
Health care facilities often
invest hundreds of hours a year
in their quality assurance pro-
grams. That commitment of man

hours is being made despite more
and more demands competing for
the time of staff. Quality assur-
ance programs are a priority for
facilities in their approaches to
steadily increase performance
and to address the desires of their

Senior Citizens
Conduct Outreach
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association will be con-
ducting "outreach" on Wednes-
day, April 30th from 10:00 a.m.
until 12 noon in the Oak Grove
Representatives will be going
'door-to-door to inform the public
about the services they have to
offer to people 60 years of age and

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

Dear Counselor:
I am the mother of a two year
old little girl. I am recently divorced
and work outside of the home. I've
been under a lot of stress lately
and often worry this is effecting my
role as a parent.
Recently, the sitter she stays
with has been pressuring me to
potty train my daughter. She often
scorns her, stating that she is "too
old for diapers" or she's "acting like
a baby." This has left me feeling
even more inadequate. I am often
very tired after coming home from -
a long day and get frustrated try-
ing to work with her. I have to
admit, it is often easier just to
leave the diaper on.
Could you please explain the'
best and least stressful way to toi-'
let train a child at this age?
All Wet in Port St. Joe'
Dear All Wet,
A child cannot become toilet
trained until they are physically
capable of controlling their bladder
and bowels, which usually devel-
ops between 18 months and two
years of age. Though some parents
attempt toilet training at an earlier
age, it is often best to wait until
two to two-and-a-half years of age
when your child is fully capable of
mastering the task. This means
that at two, your child certainly
isn't behind.
You write that you, at times,
just leave the diaper on. Your
tiredness is certainly understand-
able, but it is important to be con-
sistent'if your child lets you know
that she needs to use the potty and
one time you sit her on the potty,
then the next time you,,tell her
"just use your diaper", she will
become very confused of'what is
expected of her.
Also, children should not be
scolded when toilet training. This
point should be made clear with
your babysitter. The child should
be shown what is expected of them
in a kind, encouraging way, never
belittled for accidents which will

' inevitably happen.
Put your daughter on the toilet
when she most:likely needs to use
it and praise her for any results
which occur. You may try singing
songs or reading: a book to'your
child so that she will remain on the
toilet. Make the experience fun
time, not pressured.
Four minutes is an appropri-
ate length of time for each "ses-
sion" if your child does not pro-
duce results. Keep introducing
your daughter to the toilet at regu-
lar, consistent intervals. With a lit-
tle fun and creativity and a lot of
patience, she will eventually learn
to use the toilet on her own.
But again, it is important that
your sitter, and any other caregiv-
er in your daughter's life, approach
the training with the same relaxed
and supportive attitude. If, after a
reasonable amount of time you
continue to have difficulty training
your daughter, consulting your
pediatrician may be helpful.
Being a parent is the most
rewarding yet stressful role we will
ever have. Being a working
divorced parent only intensifies
this fact. If you are finding the
stress of your many life roles over-
whelming you, there are qualified
and caring counselors at the clinic
who can assist you in dealing with
these problems, including a
"Parenting After Divorce" course,
offered monthly. Please contact the
clinic .for more information. Re-
member, asking for assistance
does not make you a bad mom, it
makes you a loving one.
Good luck, Stacy Anders
Outreach Counselor
\Note: Please address. your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional, counseling
should be directed by phone to

St. James' Ice
Cream Social
An old fashioned ice cream,
social with an old fashioned price
of 25t will take place Sunday,
April 27th at St. James Episcopal
Church from 4 to 6 p.m.
The event will take place in
the parking lot, if weather per-
mits, otherwise in Coldewey Hall.
Music will be furnished by
Lewis Taylor, Jean Etheridge and
Tony Maige. Tours of the church
with its special stained glass win-
dows and appointments will be
given by request '
Come, joih your friends for.
this old fashioned afternoon!

Car Wash and

Garage Sale
The youth of Grace Baptist
Church will hold a car wash and
garage sale on Saturday, April
19th at the First Union Bank
building, beginning at 8:00 a.m.
This project will help raise
funds for the youth to attend
Centrifuge, a summer youth
camp sponsored by the Southern
Baptist Convention.

first United Metfhoist Church
111 North 22nd Street
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church ..................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ...............10:15 a.m. C

Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT


,- I 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756

tu SUNDAY WORSHIP ...........................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL ............................... 1 a.m.
*SUNDAY.SCHOOL Young Children
Nursery Available


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

The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Owen Freeman, Minister
Sunday School ......................................... 9.a.m. CDT
Worship Service ...1.......................... 10 a.m. CDT
W wednesday Bible Study ............................. ............... 7 p.m.

a the Constitution andcConuwmnt
Ca Jl lime.pl ..L 'Tt.'Pol St.: Joe ::
Sunday School ......... 945 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship .... 11:00a.m. Fellowship ...........6:00 p.m.
.Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday .............7:30p.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

\\ / The friendly place to worship!
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
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776

In Revival!
The Amazing Grace Apostolic
Church will be in revival on
Thursday night, April 17th
through Sunday, April 20th at
7:30 nightly with Elder Calvin
Freeman of Detroit, Michigan. On
Saturday, April 19th a street
revival meeting will be held.
Pastor Elder Robert Lowery
invites everyone to attend.
Missionary Day
New Bethel A.M.E. Church
invites everyone to join them for a
special Missionary Day Sunday,
April 20.
The day will be highlighted
with a dedicated, dynamic speak-
er. Morning services begins at 11
a.m. They ask that you join them
there. The church is located at the
corner of Avenue "C" and
Highway 98 in Port St. Joe.

Drayton Bass will be preach-,
ing at Fellowship Church of Praise
from April '23rd through 25th.
Everyone is invited. The sermces
will'be held at 7:30 nightly au Lhe
church located at Martin Luther
King Boulevard and Main Street.

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Antiques, Used Furniture, Old
China Pottery, Costume
Jewelry, and Much Morel
Over Stocked Sale!
Thursday thru Saturday, Big
Barn Flea Market 8 Antiques

AUCTION! 3rd Annual Boat &
Car Auction in Carrabelle, Apr.
19th at the Castoldi Office Com-
plex. Accepting consignments
now! Wade Clark Auctions, 904-
229-9282. AB 1239, AU 1737 AU1743
tc 3/13 '

1982 Mercury 3 door coupe, good
running condition, $650 obo. 648-
S 3915. 3tp 4/17
1986 Ford Tempo, high mileage, runs
good, asking $1,000 obo. 30/30 Mar-
lin rifle, $200 obo. Taurus 38 special
4: barrel, $175 obo. ltp 4/17
1987 Chevrolet S-10, 4 cyl., 4 spd.,
good clean truck. Buy here, pay here.
Low down payment w.a.c. Oakley's,
227-1294. tfc 4/17
1997 GMC (Yukon), 4 door (loaded),
3,950 miles. Assume note. 229-6859.
2tp 4/10
1989 Mercury Topaz 4 door, auto, air,
4 cyl. Buy here, pay here. Low down
payment w.a.c. Oakley's, 227-1294.
tfc 4/17
1976 Winnebago motor home, V-8,
pb, ps, $4,500 obo. 227-1376.
3tc 4/3
1990 Chevrolet Cavalier, 2 door, auto,
air, 4 cyl., looks & runs great. Buy
here, pay here, low down payment
w.a.c. Oakley's, 227-1294. tfc 4/17
1995 Lincoln Towncar, silver, leather
seats, $19,500. Call 229-2727 days,
639-3600 evenings. tfc 4/3"
SEIZED CARS from $175. Porsches,
Cadillacs, Chevy's, BMWs, Corvettes.
Also Jeeps, 4WD's. Your Area. Toll
Free 1-800-218-9000 Ext A-9513 for
current listings. 4tp 4/17


1995 SeaDoo XP, 85 hp, excel. cond.,
must see. $4,100 obo. Leave message.
229-2633. Itc 4/17

Complete dry cleaning plant & shirt
laundry. Tom Culpepper. 1-706-
295-1329. 2tc 4/10

-Townhouse, 608 Gulfaire Dr., one
bdrm. + loft, 1 ba. All appl. including
washer & dryer, pool & tennis court.
Prefer mature person or couple want-
ing long term rental. 648-8007, leave
message. 2tp 4/17
Casa Del Mar condo. Call 229-6961
or 229-6061. tfc 4/10
1993 3 bdrm./2 ba. unfurnished
trailer on 2 corer lots. 2 blocks from
beach. $500 month. Call Willie 648-
4110. 2tc4/10
Storage Units Now Available! Bayou
Storage serves Cape San Bias, Sim-
W mons Bayou and the Port St Joe
area. 5x10, 20x10 and 10x20. Locat-
ed next to Todd Land Development in
Simmons Bayou. Call 229-8397 or
227-2191 (weekends). tfc 4/10
SFurnished apartment, all utilities in-
cluding cable. Call 229-9000 or 229-
2727. tfc 4/3
.Two bedroom, 1 1/2 bath apartment,
$600 month plus utilities. Ocean
view. Call 647-3742. tfc 4/3
One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill, rea-
sonable. Call 912-246-1250. tfc 4/3
Two bedroom trailer, Douglas Land-
ing, first and last. Clean, fenced,
quiet. Prefer couples or singles, not
good for children. 639-2026. 4tc 4/3
Food business and car wash, located
on 41st St., Mexico Beach. For more
information call 648-3090. 4tc 4/3
Two bedroom apartment, $385
month, $250 deposit. Available in
April. 229-6527. tfc 3/27
Building, 301 Reid Ave. Call 227-
7547. tfc 4/3

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 & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.

on site
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
') .tfc 4/3

One bedroom apartment at $310
month, $250 deposit. Call 229-6527.
tfc 4/3
Gulf Shore Court Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 4/3
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 4/3

Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
*New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfc 4/3

Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
214 3rd St., PSI, FL
Climate-controlled no mildew




Now Open
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Office: 647-3665
Home: 647-5106

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Storage Units Now Available! Bayou
Storage serves Cape San Bias, Sim-..
mons Bayou and the Port St Joe.
area. 5x10, 20x10 and 10x20. Locat-
ed next to Todd Land Development in
Simmons Bayou. Call 229-8397 or
227-2191 (weekends). tfc 4/10

Two Family Yard Sale: Hwy. 71, Hon-
eyville, 8 am. till, Saturday, April 19.
Multi-Family Yard Sale: April 19 &
20, Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 a.. -
S400 p.m. CST. 114 S. 38th St., Mexi-
co Beach. Crafts, plants, household
items, toys, games, clothes, books,
and beach items. Rain cancels.
Yard Sale: Saturday, April 19, 8 a.m.
until. 132 Canal Parkway, Mexico
Beach. Itc 4/7
Carport Sale: 130 Santa Anna St.
Joe Beach. 2 family. Lots of stuff. Sat-
urday, April 19th, 8:00 3:00.
Huge Yard Sale: 414 Arizona Dr.,
Mexico Beach. Children's clothes,
boys' infant size 4T, girls up to size
5-6. Kitchen set, toys, misc. items.
Yard Sale: Saturday. April 19, 8;a.m.
1 p.m. 1205 Long Ave. Rain or

Specialist/JTPA Summer Youth
Program (Temporary Position). The
Gulf County school board is receiving
applications for SYETP Specialist. Per-
sons having applications on file in the
School Board office and wishing to be
considered for this position must re-
quest Ito have their application sub-
mitted. Applications may be picked
up at the School Board Office aid
. should be sent to Ms. Sara Joe Woo-
ten, Asst. Principal, Wewahltchka
high School, 608 E. River Rd., Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465. Application dead-
line is April 27, 1997, 12:00 noon
CT. The Gulf County School Board is
an equal opportunity employer.
2t 4/17.
Teacher Aide (Exceptional Student
Assignment) The Gulf County school
board Is receiving applications for
Teacher Aide. Persons having applica-
tions on file in the School Board office
and wishing to be considered for this
position must request to have their
application submitted. Due to job as-
signment, preference will be given to
male applicants. Applications may be
picked up and should be sent to Mr.
Gerald Lewter, Principal, Port St. Joe
Elementary, 2201 Long Avenue, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. Application dead-
line is April 24, 1997, 2:00 p.m. CT.
The Gulf County School Board Is an
equal opportunity employer.
Wanted: Health conscious individual
to work in local health food store. Will

train. 227-7116. Itp 4/17

Beach Pizza in Mexico Beach now ac-
cepting applications. Cashier, cook,
and delivery. Day and night shifts
available. EOE. Apply in person. No
calls, 3200 Hwy. 98. 2tc 4/17
Walker's Dixie Dandy needs help.
2176 Hwy. 98, Highland View.
2tc 4/17
Full or part time store sales, book-
keeping, boat yard and fork lift. Drug
free workplace. Apply in person, Mar-
quardt's Marina, Mexico Beach.
2te 4/17

Cottage cleaners, Saturdays, depend-
ability and quality a must. Must have
own transportation. $6.00/hr. to
start, other hours may be available.
227-3730. 2tc 4/10
General manager for electrical testing
company. Experienced in relays,
transformers, breaker testing & re-
building. EE degree,preferred. Send
resume to P. 0., Box 1870, Yulee,. FL
32097-1870. Salary open. 3tc 4/10

Experienced kitchen help needed.
Experienced only need apply in per-
son at Fish House Restaurant be-
tween the hours of nine to 11 a.m.
St. Joseph Bay Country Club has part
time position opening in restaurant &
lounge. Duties include waitressing,
bartending, and light cooking. De-
pendability a must. Experience help-
ful but will train. Some weekends and
occasional evenings required.
3tc 4/17
El Governor Motel is now accepting
applications for housekeepers. Must
be at least 18 and have own transpor-
tation. Apply in person. No phone
calls please. 2tc 4/,17
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 4/3

Part-time Girl Friday needed for busy
real estate, office. Weekends a must.
Please send resume to P. 0. Box 123,
Mexico Beach, FL 32410. tfc 3/27
$1,000's POSSIBLE TYPING. Part
time. At Home. Toll Free (1) 800-218-
9000. ext. T-9513 for listings.
4to 4/17

We're On the Go! Hardee's of
Port St. Joe is how accepting
applications for management
candidates. If you are energet-
ic, high spirited and enjoy a
dynamic workplace, we would
like to discuss your possible
future with you. Inquirers
should send resume or work
history to Jim Strickland; c/o
P. 0., Box 1030, Panama City
FL 32402.

Want a degree?
Want a career?
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Air National Guard.
No experience
*Prior or non-prior
service accepted
*50% state tuition
*Cash for college
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"You supply the paint, name your
price, and I will paint your house.
job guaranteed. References. Call
Mark at 229-1045." 2tc 4/10
TERS. Collect mail / check lights /
locks / etc. Feed & exercise your pets.
As low as $6.00 a day. Mow grass /
pool care/etc. Willing for extra $$. Re-
liable couple. Contact Ron & Maxine
Leopold at 647-3310 anytime/leave
message tfc4/3
RF #0066770 6tp 1/23
Plumbing Repairs
Roger Stokes

C.J.'s, Lawn

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

RC #0038936
Specializng in Reroofs *
Single-ply 8& Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
tfe 3/6

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

Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
(904) 229-858.1



Barfield's 229-2727

Total Pool Maintenance
Interior/Ext. Painting
Ask about 5 year
warranty on interior/
exterior painting
As always call us for your
FREE Estimate.

647-321 5
348 Santa Anna St.
St. Joe Beach 32456
tfc 4/3

Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfside Se-
renity Group, meets Mon., Wed, Fri,,
at 7:30 p.m. CST at 1st United Metho-
dist Church, 22nd St., Mexico Beach.
Women's open AA meeting. 12 noon
CST Thursdays.
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Saturday 8:00 p.m. ET
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ
229-8587 or 229-6189
Williams Lawn Service
Providing affordable lawn service to all
of Gulf County and Mexico Beach

'2-9 Continuous Years of
A automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Ydur Body Work
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
'tfc 4/6

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.

*O~ Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WOO) Reports Construction Sites
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections

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

I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
tfe 4/3



Jeff Wood 227-1559
Lawn Care, Edging,
Trimming, Mowing,
Odd Jobs, Insured
4t 4/3

Will provide childcare in my home.
Call Shannon Walding at 229-8540.
Itp 4/10

Here on Wednesdays

Complete Service on
TV's, VCR,


-8 Call

Serving Gulf, Calhoun and Bay Counties
Licensed and Insured Sr. Discounts Free Estimates
6..39-3570 .. t

RG0051008 ER 0011618
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821

"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 if no answer

Ken Hicks Residential/Commercial
Carpet Water Damage
Upholstery Odor Control

Free Estimates, Call Anytime 6488258

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

Pump Sales StaRight Pumps
_. --.. ALLEN'S GULF
NelsoI, Rainbird and Toro
Free Estimates and Design Licensed and Insured
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair

&*?et & Property Tenders
Residential & Business Security Checks
Pet Sitting in Your Home
by Joey & Marie Romanelli
Emergency Maintenance/Pet Care/Property Checks/Vet References

Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words, -:
5 for each additional word.
S$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
TUESDAY AT 11 A.M..................


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POSTAL JOBS $12.68/hr to start,
plus benefits. Carriers, sorters, com-
puter trainees, maintenance. Call to-
day for application and information, 9
a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 days. 1-800-267-
5715, ext 30. 3tp 4/3

Box springs and mattress. double, ex-
tra good condition, both $100. 206
Coral Dr., Sea Shores, St. Joe Beach,
647-3447. Itp 4/17
Recliner, brown plaid, $50; Revere-
ware pots & pans, $35. 30" electric
cook top, $55. Water bed, double,.
$125. 647-8357. ltc 4/17
Clearance on tires, new and used.
Clearance on display model appli-
ances. Western Auto, 219 Reid
Ave., 227-1105. Itc 4/17
Like new 3 piece living room suite,
$400. Call 229-6998. Itp 4/17
Two 7'x8' garage doors and one 1/2
hp garage opener, like new doors and
opener, $125 each. 227-1147. Call
between 7:00 a.m. 12:00. Itc 4/17
Remodeling sale matching sofa &
love seat $100; color coordinated re-
frigerator $100; stove $35 and hood
fan, $10. Call 647-5450, 4-8 p.m.
Itc 4/17
Three ton mobile home air condition-
er, works good, $200, obo. 647-3710.
Itp 4/17

Computer, keyboard, dual floppy
disk, set up for word processing, $125
obo. 648-4067. 2tc 4/17
Must sell: 7 door walk-in cooler/
freezer, 3 door freezer, 4 door cooler,
new compressor, runs great, great
deal, 785-3686 or 227-7116.
Itp 4/17
16 cu. ft. upright Westinghouse freez-
er, has had little use, $125 or best of-
fer. Call 647-3432. Itc 4/17
1993 14x80 3 bdrm./2 bath trailer,
no equity. Take over payments. Call
Willie 648-5110. 2tc 4/10
Tomato Plants, Eggplants, Sweet &
Bell Pepper Plants, Hot Pepper Plants,
10* each. W. River Road Garden,
Wewa, 639-2885. 3tc 4/3
U Pick Strawberries, Sweatmore
Ranch, located 16 miles from Panama
City Mall, off Hwy. 231 on Veal Rd.,
904-722-4819. 6tc 3/20
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 4/1
LOOK... carpentry, window re-
placements, screen/glass rooms -
siding, you name it! Expert work
and nothing less at rock bottom pric-
es. Be glad to show you what I've
donel 647-3452, 24-hour service.

The Big Barn supports our
mill employees, telephone
co. employees, railroad
employees, woodlands, and
local merchants 8 families.

Beautiful AKC reg. poodle puppies,
apricot color, small, 3. female, male.
Johnson wormed 6 weeks old. Call
227-1710. ltc 4/17
Two free pointer bird dogs, need TLC.
Call 227-1123 (days). ltc 4/17
Monthly flea program need help? Ask
B & B FEED & SEED, 639-5488'
about the HAPPY JACK 3-X FLEA'
COLLAR. Kills adult fleas without in-
ternal poisons. 6tc 4/10
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping -
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfc 4/3
your home pet sitting by.Joey and
Marie Romanelli, 229-1065. tfe 4/3

Two lots for sale Greenhill subd. or
trade to 1 lot in Mexico Beach or St.
Joe area. Easy access to 231 & P.O.
etc. 606-337-8967, before 8 a.m.
EDT, after 8 p.m. 6tp 4/17
Kinard, Oak Grove, across from Dead
Lakes, 2 bdrm., 1 ba. block house,
completely remodeled cen. h&a, fire-
place, carport, Ig. screened back
porch, $49,000. 229-6806. 4tc4/17

Large comer lot in Mexico Beach with
landscaping in, house, and garage
foundation in, driveway poured. Close
to water. Also Ig. home overlooking
water. Call 914-2011. 4tc 4/17
Overstreet Commercial or Residen-
tial 1.37 acres 299' on County
Road 386 & 176' on South Long Road
comer lot. Has septic tank for 2 mo-
bile homes, 420' deep well, 2-200
amp electric services and storage
shed. Call or write'for details. Parker
Realty of Mexico Beach, Inc., P. O.
Box 123, Mexico Beach, FL 32410.
S(904-648-5777 or 1-800-874-5073.
Itc 4/10,
One acre of land in Whispering Pines
:Sub., in Wewa. Call 639-3737 or
evenings, 639-3410. tfe 4/3
3 bedroom, 2 ba. home, sunken LR
w/gas log fp, cathedral ceiling. Break-
fast bar separates kitchen & dining
area. Back yard enclosed w/privacy
" Tence. Lg. deck, 2 story fort & play
area for kids. Excel. neighborhood in
walking distance to schools. 2009
Marvin Ave. 229-8620, appt. only,
tfe 4/3
3 bdrm. house at Beacon Hill. Recent-
ly remodeled, cen. h/a, screened
porch, Ig. lot, 2 blocks from beach.
New carpet and vinyl throughout.
904-592-5071. 8tp 3/6
Home for sale by owner: brick home,
1 1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms, \2.5 baths, family room, sun
room. Formal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook,
hot tub, swimming pool, large deck,
fenced in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heat-
ing & cooling. Location 103 20th St.,
PSJ (904) 229-8409. By appointment
only. tfc 4/3

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. Owner will finance.
tfc 4/3
Two bedroom townhouse on water-
front off 38th St., 117-D South. In-
cluding furniture. Ala. 205-332-
8123 or Fla. 904-648-4740.
tfc 4/3
Wewa, one bdrm., one ba. trailer w/
large screened porch, carport, nice
large comer lot near public boat land-
ing. $27,000. 639-5920. tfc 4/3
Bay front.home, executive 3 bedroom,
2 bath, fully furnished, immaculate.
227-7506. tfe 4/3
Want to Buy: house in Port St. Joe
area that needs a little work. Call Pat
227-3511, if interested in selling.
tfe 4/3
Brick house, 3 bdrm., 1 ba. living
room with fireplace, din., kit., utility
rm, cen. heat and air, corer lot, 115
Sailfish St., Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment only. tfc 4/3
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,5000 down,
$132.16 mo. Call George, 229-6031.
tfc 4/3
2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, comer lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9
For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
'bath, master bdrm., 22'xl6' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 4/3
1/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing, 227-
2020, ask for Billy. tfc 4/3

LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 4/3
GOV't FORECLOSED homes from
pennies on $1. Delinquent Tax,
Repo's, REO's. Your Area. Toll Free (1)
800-218-9000 ext. H-9513 for current
listings. 4tp 4/17

Wanted: 40 hp outboard motor, long
shaft. Call East Point, 904-670-8143.
ltc 4/17
Want to lease building suitable for dry
cleaners. Call 1-706-295-1329.
2tc 4/10

Private party wishes
to purchase mobile
home, must have two
baths. Call 648-4293.


USDA/APHIS Animal. Damage Control is In the
process of preparing an Environmental
Assessment relating to a coyote damage manage-
ment program to protect endangered species In St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park and Its environs. In
accordance with the guidelines of the National
Environmental Policy Act various alternatives to'
this proposed action will be evaluated.
The public is invited to participate in the environ-
mental assessment process by providing any con-
cerns, alternatives, or issues you may want to
address. There will be a public meeting at the Gulf
County Public Library conference room at 110
Library Drive, Hwy 71 North, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456 (next to County Courthouse) on Friday,
April 18, 1997 at 7:00 P.M. (EST 'to answer ques-
tions and provide information concerning this pro-
Itc, April 17, 1997.

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

Weddings Births Graduations Love *
Sympathy Thank You Congratulations *
Anniversaries Holidays Awards, *Etc.
All occasions Greetings & Gilts
F.E.S.T.I.V.E. Art Club
7ail afreds axfrci srd in.Sipifat tia
tn ,iiri Vituatl, .vlyon&
390 S. Tyndall Pkwy., #164
Panama City FL 32404
904-874-9791 Kathy Saada, owner



* Interior & Exterior
" Simulated Brick
* Custom Bands & Coins
= No Styrofoam, Just Real
Tim 229-8588
Lew 639-3058

Painting by.: Deoraf.
S.f la

Earl Kn&*el

Port St Joe Lodge No. 111
Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m.,Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
Richard Robinson, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.

Average Stump $10.00
A-I Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
Sfe 4


Catherine L. Collier
Indenpendent Sales Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way Po oSt. Joe
(904) 229-6460

* Residential Custom Wood
SCommercial Industrial

AA R Fence
Feacia ead Ceoacrte Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (9041647-4047

Loving couples looking to
adopt, you may select the
family, they will pay your
reasonable expenses.
Call Attorney
Madonna Elliott.
(800) 325-4114 anytime.



Portable We/din~s
Have Welder Will Travel
For All Your Welding Needs Including.Aluminum & Stainless
Lowest Prices in Town
Boat Trailers Hitches Trucks Etc.
(94) 614 -599 Mexico Beach, FL


4to 3/27


& 2/20

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

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

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

Service Co. "*
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
State Mech. #RM0066465
Ernle "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 tc 3/6


Custom Kitchen and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner

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

Handyman Want It Done Right?
Want it done cheap? Call Bart 648-
5907. 4tc 4/17

All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. K#R0013168 .INSURED

Steve Brant's Roofing"
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe- Call 229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or 899-0218
tfr 1)

Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfside Se-
renity Group, meets Mon., Wed, Fri.,
at 7:30 p.m. CST at 1st United Metho-
dist Church, 22nd St., Mexico Beach.
Women's open AA meeting, 12 noon
CST Thursdays.

Auto Rates Have
Been R PuceuI!
Call Hannon Insurance,
tc 4/17

Monday Friday, 9-6
Saturday 8-5 CST

$1 8.95 plus tax
We Custom Bend Pipe for You.
Offering Complete
Outboard Motor Repair.
Owned & Operated by Danny Clayton
133 S. 2nd St. Wewa
639-4174 or 639-4175
tfc 2/6

St. Joe Glass & Mirror
202-B Hwy. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 227-3885
Mirrors Plex-Glass Furniture Tops *Desk Tops
Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass \,-o

Peae Heating & Cooling
AIC Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State Uc. RA0066486 229-COOL

Williamson's s uc. #3075
Well Drilling & Pump Service

Croska Williamson P. O. Box 1173
639-2548 Wewahitchka, FL 32465

for All Your Watering Needs




EXTERIOR CLEANING, Exterior 8 Interior Painting
Mildew Removal by Chemical Treatment
Tony Thompson
Thompson Cleaning Service
653-3560 located in Apalachicola
S, tfc 3/13

TPS, Inc.
(formerly Richard Barfield Roofing)
322 LONG AVENUE 229-9585
tfe 3/6

(904) 227-1774

'For Rent For Sale, corner of Marvin Ave. and 22nd St.
3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, large living room with fireplace, Ig. kitchen with range, refrigerator & nficrowave,
2-car garage, Florida room, wood floors, storage building, underground sprinkler system, arid covered
porch on three side. For rent unfurnished, $750/month. Sale $165,000.

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

Sales *Rentals

Vacation Rental Specialists

Whether you're interested in selling or buying
your home, renting a place to live or want to
vacation in our beautiful area, we'll be glad to
assist you.

Several long term furnished and

unfurnished rentals available.


M Elizabeth W. Thompson
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FAX: (904) 648-4247
904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 904-229-1070,
Brenda Miller, Realtort Associate, 904/648-5435

120 THIRD ST., MEXICO BEACH. Charming two story beach house one block from
the water with a view of the gulf. This 1700 SF home has 2 BR 2 BA with a Ig.
liv/din/kitchen area, separate family room, inside laundry room. Completely furnished,
all appliances, all blinds and fans, patio furniture, outside storage building, situated on,
a 50'x1250'landscaped lot. Well taken care of, never rented, ready for occupancy. Call
Brenda Miller today for an appointment. Price .... $137,500.00.
HATLEY DRIVE & SR 386, MEXICO BEACH. One large corner parcel approx. once
acre, zoned residential low density. WATER TAP PAID, saving buyer impact fee.
Excellent home site, quiet neighborhood. Ask for Brenda Miller today. Price .....
STARFISH AVENUE, BEACON HILL. Two lots, cleared, high and dry property, on
paved street, with nice neat houses for neighbors. Each lot is 50'x100'. Quiet area.
Lots 8 & 10, Block 21, Beacon Hill. Brenda Miller has the details. Call her now. Price
1908 CYPRESS AVENUE, PORT ST. JOE. Cute house ina good neighborhood. On
a large lot with plenty of shade trees. This 3 BR 1 BA concrete block house would be
ideal for a starter or small family home, retirement house, or rental property. Large eat-
in kitchen, living room and separate den, plenty of windows, lots of cabinet space.
Freshly painted inside, new carpet in several rooms. Tile bath. Call Brenda Miller for
more information or to make an offer. Price .... $65,000.00.

We have additional properties for sale and
rent in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, and Cape
San Bias areas. Contact one of our friendly
associates today. You'll be greeted with a
smile and a friendly voice.

Look for us on the Internet at http://www.homtown.com/thompson