The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: January 8, 1998
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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County Football Players
Receive All-State
Honors..... ... Page 8A

Bike Helmet Law In
Effect......... Details on Page 3A

Gathers New Recreation
Director ......... See Poge3A

Shooting an A
Success....... Results on Page 3A
1st Gulf County D.A.R.E.
Class Graduates
...... Story & Photos on Page 5A

In Critical

Condition After

Vehicle Crash
Despite having no reports of
accidents over the recently ended
holiday season, a single car acci-
dent involving serious injuries
was reported January 4 to begin
the newyear. Early Sunday morn-
ing, at approximately 5:25 a.m.
the Gulf County SheriffTs Depart-
ments Deputy Shawn Butler
responded to a call regarding a
single vehicle accident involving
Michael Lee Mock. age 20. The
accident occurred on C-30A
between Presnell's and Pic's store.
Mock was not wearing his
seat belt and was thrown from the
passenger side window of his '87
Chevy conversion van which was
found'partially'ffri-a ditch: He- stis-
tained major injuries; laceratdr
livr,' collalipsed lung, broken -'ibs
and brain trauma. Mock was.
transported to Bay Medical Inten-
sive Care Unit where he remains
in critical condition.
Trooper Ellis from the Florida
Highway Patrol also responded
and reports that no charges are
pending. After a complete investi-
gation, cause of the accident is
determined to be careless driving
and exceeding a safe speed limit.

Gulf County Will
Host Next Regional
Elections Workshop
Gulf County will host a
regional workshop for the Division
of Elections on Friday. January 9
from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., ET,
at the Gull County Courthouse.
Guest speaker, Ethel Baxter,
Director of the Division of
Elections, will discuss the election
laws of Florida and answer
questions concerning treasurer
reports and all election forms per-,
taining to incumbents and candi-
dates who wish to run for office.
This workshop is designed to
educate those involved in the
process and will result in fewer
problems and mistakes during
the campaign season.
Cora Sue Robinson, Gulf
County Supervisor of Elections,
believes the workshop will be ben-
eficial for everyone and would like
to invite all candidates, incum-
bents, treasurers and political
parties from all the surrounding
counties to attend.

Bay Committee
Meets Today
Dr. Robert King, chairman,
announced the first quarterly
meeting of the new year for the'
St. Joe Bay Committee, on Tues-
day, for Thursday morning, Janu-
ary 8, at 9:00 a.m. The meeting
will be held in the Port St. Joe
Fire Station meeting room, locat-
ed to the rear of the Fire Station
behind City Hall.
The subject to be discussed
will be "Oil spill response", from
the viewpoints of the Department
of Environmental Protection, the
U. S. Coast Guard and private in-
David Staples, Bureau' of
Emergency Response: with the
DEP, will be the main speaker,
with Alan Collins speaking for the
Coast Guard and Jim Newton for
local private industry.

The Star On Line at htrp://www.homtown.com/stlar

320 Per Copy
Plus 30 Tax....

City Begins New Year Talking About Expansion

Mayor Johnny Linton Tells of Need for More Space to Allow City to Grow and Expand in Future

City commissioners spent
several minutes of their first
meeting in 1998 discussing
future plans to expand Port St.

Joe's city limits, studying
extending sewer service out-
side the city, and continuing
to improve and .beautify areas.

within the city.
Mayor Johnny Linton told
the board, "Our future is
niow," explaining a need to

annex property and expand
the city limits to allow room
for the city to grow in the

New Principals Take Over In Two County Schools

Catherine Barfield Replaces.Retired etera.g Gerald Lewter and Clayton Wooten Asst
Leadership at Wewahitchka Eleminentary On
The Gulf being with ti
County school dis- County d
trict started the She served
new year with two 'classroom' I
new principals for 12 years
serving in the being prom
Wewahitchka and the adminiSh
Port St. Joe ele- staff. She se
mentary schools, coordinator
The principals are ferent progr
new on the job but SicX ears
both are veterans which she as
of the school dis- the principal
trict, both having ion at Hil
served a stint as View Elen
the head of varil- '. School for
ous schools years. At the
throughout the ning of the 1
county school tern
Cl a y ton 'was named
Wooten has tant princi

ascended to the
position of princl-_
pal of the
We w a h I t c h k a
and Catherine ....Principal of Port St. Joe Elementary
Barfield fills the same position at Port St. Joe Elementary
- -BOTH'vETE9-A -' --
Both new principals replace familiar faces in the Gulf County
school system, both of whom retired 'at the first of the year.-
David Bidwell retired following a long career in the administra-
tive service of the county and district offices, before being named
principal of Wewahitchka Elementary following the election of its
long-time principal, Jerry Kelley, as Superinten-dent last year.
Barfield has 'assumed the position of principal for Port St.
Joe ElementAry School following the retirement of Gerald Lewter
who served in that capacity for many years.
Barfield is also a veteran instructor with all of her tenure

Port St. Jo
School whe
served the fi
of the

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noted to
rved as
for dif-
ams for
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ere she
rst half

CLAYTON WOOTEN school term.
....Principal of Wewahitchka Elementary Barfield is mar-
ried to Joseph Barfield of Dalkeith. Barfield is operator of a
garden center in Port St. Joe.
. Wooten is-a 30 year veteran of education, beginning his career-
in Gulf County Schools as teacher-coach at Wewahitchka High
School., He has served at various leadership positions in ensuing
years at Wewahitchka, Gulf Breeze, Alaska, Wakulla and
Carrabelle. His most recent position was as a teacher in the,
Wewahitchka schools before his appointment as principal of,
Wewahitchkh Elementary effective January 1.
Wooten is married to Sara Jo Wooten, who is also employed
by Gulf County Schools. They have two children, Brooke, who is
employed with an engineering firm in Marianna and a daughter,
Ashley, who is a student at Gulf Coast Community College.

Man Shot Following Domestic Dispute and Auto Chase

William "Sonny" Shutrrum
was shot twice in his left leg at
approximately 12:30 a.m. Friday
morning (January 2) by Leslie
Robert Scott after a car chase and
domestic argument involving
them and Shurrum's estranged
wife. Debbie Shurrum.
According to the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office investigation
report, details leading up to the
event started earlier in the

evening when Debbie Shurrum
and Scott visited her son at a res-
idence on Live Oak Street at
Creek View Estates in Overstreet.'
After the visit. the couple left
the residence. via car. traveling
north on Highway 386 (toward
Wewahitchka). William Shurrum
;drove up behind their vehicle and
attempted to force it off the road"
several times, at one point ramin-
ming into its rear end.

Shurrum succeeded in forc-
ing the vehicle off the. road neat
Borders Road and a short dis-
tance down the Jarrett Daniels
Road. At that point, both vehicles
'stopped and Shurrum attempted
to drag Scott out of the vehicle he
and Debbie Shurrum occupied.
According to the sheriffs
office report, Scott allegedly shot
Shurrum twice in his left leg with
a 380 pistol at that point.

Gulf County Sheriffs Office
Captain ,Joe Nugent said no ,
charges have been made at this
time, but the case remains under,
Shurrum was taken to Bay
Medical Center by Gulf County;:
Ambulance for treatment.
Sergeant Stacy Strickland,
Deputy Tim Hightower and.
Deputy Larry Hightower respond-
ed to the call.

Drawing of Proposed BoylGirl Scout Building in Port St. Joe Prepared

At their meeting of December 18, the Port activities. The project was started four years tively suggested two areas as construction
St. Joe City Commission was receptive to a pro- ago with a fund drive. The point to begin initial sites, with a final decision near. The drawing
posal from the Rotary Club to help furnish a construction has been reached, according to a shown above has been prepared for the building,
site for the construction of a new scout building presentation by Bill Lyles, President of the club which contains a large meeting room as well as
to serve the needs of both boy and girl scouting and George Whiting. The commission has tenta- storage space for individual troops.

Board members discussed
studying the feasibility of
extending the. city's bound-
aries by annexing property'
toward Simmons Bayou and
St. Joe Beach, suggested pos-
sible directions.
They also recognized a
need to further utilize the
city's giant Wastewater
Treatment Plant for domestic
sewer service.
Commissioners brain-
stormed Ideas to offer sewer
services -to communities
including St. Joe Beach,
Simmons"Bavou, Indian Pass .
and Cape San Bias. '4
The board asked Bill
Kennedy. Preble-Rish Consul-'
ting Engineers, Inc. engineer,
to work k-up an approximate
*cost estimate to extend the'
city's main sewer lines and
Install lift stations for the ser-
vice offering.
Once commissioners
determined whether the pro-
ject is feasible, they would
-have to work closely with the
Gulf County Commission and'
property owners to' proceed
with any sewer expansions.
The board also discussed a
few beautification projects
they would like to complete
during the new year including
redoing the Fifth.Street.niedi-
an and working on both city
Marina Update '
Bill Kennedy told. the
board 15 sets of plan specs for
the marina's construction had
been mailed out to different
firms -from -Tampa to Pensa--
He said contractors have
shown a keen interest in- the
Bids will be opened during
the board's regular meeting
February 3rd at 6:00 p.m.
Kennedy also explained to
commissioners that the con-
tainmdnt berms were left sur-
rounding the property to help
contain sand that will be
pumped out of the marina ba-
sin when construction begins.
'He estimated the entire
north end' of the property
would be covered with six to
seven feet of sand when d redg-
ing is completed for the pro-
North Port St. Joe
Port St. Joe Police Chief
Jay Leffert got the go-ahead
from the board to set up a
(See EXPAND on Page 3)

The Star


A Safe Holiday L

ONCE MORE, GULF COUNTY had a safe and sane holiday
season at a time when people are prone to become a little rowdy,
making noise or drinking to excess with the problems that prac-
tice incurs. Only one automobile accident barely managed to
make it before the holidays were over. It was an enjoyable fami-
ly-oriented holiday in which Gulf County people behaved them-
selves, by and large.
Oh, law enforcement saw fit to issue a warning against
shooting off firearms to celebrate the new year, but a preventive
show of force was for naught. People didn't shoot firearms into
the air this year. They did their celebrating in some other man-
ner. When I
IT WAS AMUSING TO US that a neighboring newspaper Resolution"
gave more prominent placement of a large story of our law en- back in th
forcement, successfully curbing the shooting of guns in the air greeted us
than they gave to a riot by some 200 people, outside a nightclub, break with,
which took some 50 law enforcement personnel to quell. We hear each
think it important to note, that after law enforcement said, the new. .
"Don't do it", [celebrate with discharged firearms] the people of JoEller
Gulf County didn't do it. The reason was simple, reasonable and right up, "N
straight forward; somebody might get hurt! tion is to m
Over the 45 plus years that we have published this newspa- inches, los
per and written editorials, we have always quizzed law: enforce- buy me on
ment, following a holiday, asking if there was some accident or Holly-wvood,
incident to mar the particular holiday. Almost invariably they re- Wayford Wa
plied that there wasn't. More often than not. they have reported recess.
that they didn't even receive one call. It was.'quieter than an or- reckoi
dinary week night. wrong with
WE WISH TO COMMEND our people for their behavior dur- ol' Wayford
ing the holidays. It was a pleasure to witness yet another period You ta
of what has become a normal activity for us. We know other
communities are jealous of us and our safe and sane behavior, -_
as well they should be. We don't mind in the least your being en-
vious of our way of life here.
We suppose it's.because some businesses sponsoring ques-
tionable activities being unable to make a profit off our people. is .,
the reason we don't have them-such as nude bars and the like.

What Warming Trend?
THE FLOODS THAT CAME during the week, last week, were
an unusual happening, to say the least. Could they be a direct
effect of the now-famous El Nino? Is this the reason why our
weather is all upset and performing in a topsy-turvy manner?
Floods in this area aren't due until the spring thaw sets in. In-
stead, they are coming with the winter snows. We're supposed to
be having semi drought conditions this time of the year, instead
it is raining at least every week.
If it is El Nino, bringing the unusual rains and their accom-
panying floods, the unseemly weather on the west coast is hav-
ing a considerable effect on us.
WE KNOW FLOODS AT THIS time of the year are bound to
be miserable, along with 'their inconvenience. We're lucky, so far.
that th&^loods haven't been full-blown alTairs but can .barely be
classified as floods. The,-poor people .out in Californiaare catch-
ing the full brunt of the El Nino currents. It seems like such an
inconsequential change from the normal temperature to be
wreaking such havoc. We sort of see what the doom-sayers are
talking about, with their 'predictions of holocaust with just a
couple of degrees change in the temperature.
We're not one of those who feels the atmosphere is perma-
nently heating up, a degree at the time, eventually causing the
phenomenon called global warming. We feel the current warming '"'
trend, if indeed there actually is a warming trend; to be the re- '
sult of a natural cycle in the weather ......
We've had hot summers [and winters] before. We also re-
member going in swimming on Christmas day when we. were
merely a young teen-age boy. You can't get muchwarmer than
that. It's' a far cry warmer/than it was this Christmas day, what
with its freezing temperatures.
THE WEATHER HAS always been a cause for conjecture.
Why should it be different now? Even the ice age, followed by a
warming :trend has caused major changes in life on earth, even
to being the cause of the dinosaurs' demise and extinction.
When we think of the pollution hurled into the air by a single
volcano eruption, such as Montserrat in the West Indies, it pales
by comparison with the amount of damage man has caused to
the ozone layer, said to be the reason for the so-called warming



"Tripping The Light Fantastic"

was younger it was so
into that "New Year's
trap. Miss Carolyn
e first grade actually
after the Christmas
"Boys and girls, let's
of your resolutions for

Dinwiddie jumped
Well, now, my resolu-
ake all E's, grow eleven
se forty-two pounds,
e -of them expensive;
dresses and get
ashburn to chase me at

in there wasn't nothing
JoEllen s list exception'
wasn't blind!
1k about your great

expectations .......
Millicent Blackburn wanted
to marry an orthodontist, move to
Memphis and have three kids.
two boys arid a girl. People. we're
in the first grade! If we're not care-
ful here, we can complicate things
a tad more than we might oughta.
Ricky Hale was the first boy
she called on. His pause was
made more poignant by all the
twisting and turning he was doing
in that little desk, "I don't reckon
I want to do nothing' this year that
I didn't do last year." Come to
think of it ol' Rick might have
been the best adjusted one in the
whole bunch ..... how-be-it he
probably wasn't going to pick up
many votes in the "most likely to
succeed" contest.
'Course I'm back in the back
trying desperately to think of
something to say cause you know
eventually she's gonna "get" to
me. The anxiety was excruciating!
I didn't have a New Year's
Resolution! ,

I don t know that Sigmund
Fried guy. but I believe all mrn
problems stem from that blustery.
cold. early ,January day. . .
And believe it or not. I have
managed over the years to come
up with a couple of resolutions.
Most of them dealt with me hitting
the most home runs, outrunning
bullet Bob Hayes or rescuing the
rich and beautiful damsel from
the evil clutches of the infamous
Cavendish gang.
Maybe there's a line some-
where between a resolution. and a
wild, far out, off the wall, "can you
top this one" prediction. If so, we,
couldn't discern it back in Miss
Caroln's. room!.
I think everyone ought .to
have a direction in life. We cer-
tainly should be as prepared as
possible for the future. We should
plan. Let's just don't get so far
"out there"-that we miss what's
"right here".
Let me show you what I

mean. You make those great reso-
lutions for the upcoming year.
They lead to extreme expecta-
tions (I reler you here back to
JoEllen and her WaIyford
\\'ashburn quest.) Somewhere
along about the end of February.
the slow realization sets in that
you "might not be achieving" to
the level you expected or hoped or
dreamed or tricked yourself into
thinking, was just a. small "new
year" step away....
Naturally this leads to a feel-
irig of failure which leads to guilt
which leads to nail biting, hair;
loss, heartburn and cirrhosis.
Frustrations begat frustrations.
By mid-April your whole system ist'
out of whackl 'And I don't know
exactly when .in there you start
kicking the dog.
We tend to blame it on the
newspapers, the postal service,
Shirley McClaine, the weather or
(See KESLEY on Page 3)

How Many Times Have UYo Written the Wrong Date?

I'M GOING TO start this col-
umn by asking you a personal.
question: how niany times have
you already written "1997" when
you should have written "1998"?
I'll wager that it is almost eve-
ry time you have written a check,
or signed a piece of paper on
which you found it necessary to
affix the date.
What is there about the
change of the year which causes
most of us to write the wrong
date for a month or two?
I just glanced at the front
page on last week's paper to
make sure it contained the proper
date and guess what; it didi Right
up there at the top of, the page,,
just under the flag, it says,
"Thursday, January 1, 1998." To
be perfectly honest with you,
though, I have to admit somebody -
else besides me set that dateline,
I sure didn't. Had I set it, the line
would more than likely read,
'Thursday, January 1, 1997"!



By Wesley Ramsey


forget, too; I forget many things
more frequently than once a year,
like writing the wrong date at the
beginning of a new year.
I'm like many people who for-
get what they don't want to re-
member; conviently. I'm also
prone to forget .what I definitely
don't want to forget, too. This is
exasperating. It comes along with'
having to remember to change
the date at the beginning of a new
year for too many times, I think.
I have trouble with what hap-
pened yesterday-or four hours
ago-but ask me about some-
thing that happened 30 or 40
years ago and my mind is like a

steel trap; It brings up the proper
message almost immediately.
Take, for instance, an inci-
dent which happened the other
day. A lady walked in with an old
photograph of someone she didn't
know. She asked if anyone in our
office recognized the man as she
needed to know because he must
have been a past officer of her or-
ganization, since the picture was
among other memorabilia the or-
ganization was saving.
Almost immediately I identi-
fied the man who had been dead
for nearly 20 years.
I'm good at things like that,
but don't ask me when a certain

,event begins on a certain day .
or the day of the event. Likely, I
won't remember.

some things up to others. Here at
the office they tell me I'm not yet
leaving enough up to others, but
the details of certain things are
beginning to mean less and less
to me. It'd be perfectly OK by me
if somebody else takes care of cer-
tain matters. Just don't let me
know you are usurping my for-
mer duties!
Take, for instance, the impor-
tant task of seeing the new year
in properly and correctly. It used
to be that I didn't trust it to come
in without my perusal. Who
knows, the new year might start
by writing the wrong date on the
Wednesday night I gave it up
and left it to the masses to over-
see the dropping of the ball on
Times Square at precisely 12:00. I
left it up to the more energetic to
welcome the small baby wearing

a top hat and a diaper while I
sacked out in bed about 10:30. I
have found that the new year can
start without me.
Why, I even left it up to Bob-
by Bowden and the Seminoles to
finish their defeat of Ohio State
Thursday night following the first
half. I went to bed!

blackeye peas on Thursday. I
didn't leave that up to someone
else and I didn't forget to partake.
I also remember those kinds
of things.
Come to think of it, I also re-
member the sweet potato soup I
had for dinner Christmas day. .
with shrimp!
Frenchie and I and some
friends went out to eat Christmas
dinner and the restaurant served
sweet potato soup as an appetiz-
er. You have never had your ap-
petite properly "whetted" until it
has been done with a bowl of
sweet potato soup.
It wasn't bad!

It WAS the first time I ever
had eaten sweet potato soup .
with shrimp. The soup wasn't bad
and the shrimp were fine, but the
two together I still am not
quite sure whether I like it or not.

that it was cold oi the first day of
the new year, as well as the last
few days of 1997. I remember,
too, that I formerly didn't let a
new year day holiday pass me by
without a hunting trip to the river
I might even spend the night
in the swamp, camping out.
Somehow, I remembered NOT to
do that this year. My partner in
such events, Bill Barlow,. has
even quit hounding me about go-
ing on our annual camping trip,
spending the night on the cold
ground under a thin blanket.
Some things, no matter how
often we're reminded of them, we
find it best to forget, and some
things we find it convenient to for-

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TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not' hold themselves liable for damage further than
amount received for s u&h advertisement.
The spoken, word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.,

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Date Time Ht. Time. Ht.
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January 13 8:49 a.m. L -1.3 10:56 p.m. H 0.5
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sub-station in the old
Driesbach building, located at
Martin Luther King Boulevard
and Avenue C.
Leffert said members` .of
the Citizens Patrol unit would
use the building as a meeting
place and it would offer a visi-'
ble presence in the area.
Driesbach offered the
/ building to the city on a five
year lease deal at no charge for
the first three years.
'Steve Brant Roofing of-'
fered to do roof repairs to the
structure donating the materi-
als, if the city' would pay an
estimated $500 for labor.
Met,With Enterprise
Commissioners met with
Enterprise Florida Wednesday
at noon to discuss the eco-
nomic development potential
for the city.
Enterprise Florida pro-,
vides help to communitiess to
locate Industry, business, and
ik development opportunities
available to the area.

In Other Business
eDecided to advertise for a
change in the city's compre-
hensive plan to rezone a block
between Avenues E and F.
along Martin Luther King
Boulevard, from commercial to
residential use. Commission-
ers must also notify property
owners in the block of their
*Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director Tamara
Lane told the board that
8200,000 in state grant funds
for the marina project had
been received.


Bike Helmet Law Enforcement Began on January l-ChiefLeffert
All Bike Riders Not Wearing Heimets Will BCited n
SAssessed An $18.00 Fine, Chief Jay Leffert Continued

Charles Gathers Fills

Recreation Director's Slot

Charles A. Gathers. longtime
resident in the area, officially took
over the reins as Recreation
Director for the City of Port St.


Ban of Firearms Discharge

Proves To Be
Port St. Joe Police Chief Jay
Leffert said efforts to dissuade the
custom of discharging firearms
Into-the air in celebration of New
,ear's were successful.
.. .' Leffert said the practice jeop-
a..dized the "safety and well-being
of the community" in a news
release prior to the holiday. He
further asked for the community's
cooperation and assistance to
help stop the dangerous practice.
Last year's police records
reflect that over 400 rounds were

fired into the air along Martin
Luther King Boulevard, as
revealed by the number of spent
ammunition casings picked up by
officers the following morning.
Port St. Joe Police Lieutenant
James Hersey said over 55 offi-
cers from five different law
enforcement agencies assisted in
the operation. Officers from the
Gulf County Sheriffs Office, Bay
County Sheriffs Office, Franklin
County Sheriffs Office. State
(See BAN on Page 5)

Has Praise For Emergency Services

Dear Mr. Ramsey..
On Sunday morning, about
1:00 a.m., I was awakened by
someone ringing my doorbell and


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the president of the United States.
I remember back in the late
1920's when the Russians insti-
' tuted the first of their "5 year"
plans. In 1930. because the origi-
nal one lacked "vision",. they start-
ed on their second "5 year" plan.
By 1932 they went into their best
laid. couldn't rriiss, fix-all "5 year"
plan. Of course, they claim to this
S day that their fourteenth "5 year"
plan in 1940 would have straight-
ened the whole world out if the
war hadn't 'a come along.
Maybe we don't need 'a full
scale, bigger than life; step by
step program into the next year.
'Course, I sure need a. better plan
than 'I've ,got right now. I'm still
going over all the mistakes I made
last year You .know, we; can't
recover a single,' solitary minute
from 1997. I can't get back one
crazy, dumb thing I said. I can't
retract a thoughtless deed, an
unworthy action ....... .
It ought to be against the law
to start a new year off unless
you've made "everything right" in
the one just past.
Bobby Brewer got up in Miss
Carolyn's class back Ini 1954 and
said: "I don't know a thing about
,this way off,' new year's stuff-I'm
just trying to. ltve' this day all I
Bobby might, have known
more as a six year old than that
1 '. Sigmund Fried guy was able to
figure out in a lifetime.......
Wishing The Best For You,

knocking on the door. A young
lady told me she needed to use my
phone to call someone to help her.
Her friend, a teenager, had-
fallen down. was shaking, and did
not respond when spoken to. Her
friend was in the street, on Lake
Grove Road.
I let her use my phone and
suggested she call 911. After she
talked with 911. I told her to
return to her fnend to see if she
could help her. and keep her from
being hit by any traffic.
I then took the phone and
confirmed the address and what I
had been told. The 911 dispatch-
.er ask me to leave the line open
and please go see if the victim was
The reason for this letter is to
.commend the efficiency of 911
and the Gulf County Sheriffs
Department. When I got out to the
street,. there was already a deputy
on the scene. He had the traffic
blocked and was checking the vic-
tim for injuries.
I came back in to the phone
and told the dispatcher that a
deputy was already there and the
victim was breathing. When I got
back out to the street there was a
second deputy there assisting the
first and working traffic.
Then, a member of the
Wewahitchka Ambulance Squad
arrived, in his personal vehicle.
SAbout that time a third deputy
arrived and had the victim's
father with him. They had located
the father and had him there
before the ambulance arrived. The
mother was also notified and
arrived on the scene.
I was impressed by the quick
response, the efficiency and pro-
'fessional manner in which every-
one reacted to this emergency. My
hat is off to 911, the Sheriffs
Department and the ambulance
crew. We are truly blessed to have
these people in Gulf County.
/s/'Joe St. Clair

Joe last Monday, January 5.
Gathers is stepping in to fill the
vacancy left as a result of the
retirement of James B. "Benny"
He assumes the position with
prior knowledge and experience
relating to the duties it will
require of him. having served as
Recreation Director at the
Washington Recreation Complex
in North Port St. Joe for the past
12 years. Also, for the past five
years Gathers had assisted
Roberts In the city-%wide director's
Gathers brings to the task an
accumulation of experience, gath-
ered since his, employment began
In August 1985. in organizing and
running basketball, softball. flag
football, volleyball and summer
youth programs In the city.
The city commission voted
unanimously to select Gathers for
the opportunity in their December
meeting, following a recommen-
dation presented by Public Works
Superintendent Frank Healy.
Healy felt that he was the top-
ranked applicant among the field
of 16 who submitted applications.
During the same commission
meeting. it was decided that
Gathers' former position at the
Washington Recreation Complex
would be filled by Michael Harris.

According to Port St. Joe
Police Department Chief Jay
Leffert January 1. 1998 began
the year for bicycle helmet
enforcement across the state. The
law was in effect dunng last year,
Obt citations were withheld dur-
inrig this "educational",period of its
Florida State: Statute
316.2065 (d) states that a bicycle
under or passenger who is under
16 years of age must wear a bicy-
cle helmet that is properly fitted,
and is fastened securely upon the
passengers head by a strap.
According to the statute, the
helmet must also meet the stan-
dards of the American National
"'Standards Institute" (ANSIZ 90.4
Bicycle Helmet Standards); the
standards of the Snell Memorial
Foundation 11984 Standard for

Protective Headgear for use in,
bicycling): or and other nationally
recognized standard for bicycle
helmets adopted by the depart-
As ,it is used in this. subsec-
tion, the term "passenger",
includes a child who is, riding in a
trailer or semi-trailer attached to
a bicycle.
City of Port St. Joe and Gulf
County law enforcement officers

are charged by the statute to
Issue citations resulting in a fine
for above violation in the amount
of S18.00.
Chief Leffert urges all cyclists
to theed the direction of the
statute by purchasing the appro-
priate head gear and wearing it at
Sally, times while peddling on the
streets in the area. .

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Beach AARP Will
Meet January 16
The Mexico Beach AARP
monthly meeting will be held
Friday. January 16th at the
Mexico Beach Ci'ic Center, begin-
ning with a covered dish dinner at
12:00 noon. central time.
n5 A short meeting will follow the
dinner. The guest speaker will be
member Forrest Bennett who will
give a short presentation on fire
The chapter will furnish the
coffee and tea only. so make your
plans for a covered dish accord-
Inglv. Don't forget!

It's A Girl!

me Price
is 3!

Brandon Shayne Price cele-
brated his' third birthday on
November 16th with a "Firetruck
Party" at his home. Many friends
and family members came to help
Brandon celebrate his special
Brandon is the son of Bradley
and. LaDonna Price. He's the
grandson of Jim and Barbara
Boykin of Port St. Joe and, Diane
Attaway of Panama City.

Mason Simmons
Mason is Two!
Mason Simmons celebrated
his second birthday on December
6th with a "Farm Animals" party.
Many friends and family members
helped him celebrate his very spe-
cial day. 'a "
Mason is the son oConnje
and Rick Simmons. He is the
grandson of Raymond and Carol
Burrows and Jerry and Kathy
Simmons of Crestview.

Special Thanks
... from the family of James
C. Foster for all the love and com-
passion given to us in our time of
Also, special thanks to
'Brother David,, Beach Baptist
Chapel, and Brother "Bo" and
Christian Fellowship Church for
all the prayers, food and comfort.

Martiniquie Daniels and
Gerald Dawson are pleased to
announce the birth of their
daughter, Keyonia Sharmaine
Dawson, born on December 16th
at Gulf Coast Hospital weighing
seven pounds three ounces.
Proud grandparents are
Sandra and Eugene Jones of Port
St. Joe, Nellie and John Daniels of
Wewahitchka, and Donald E.
Dawson of Miami.
Great-grandparents are
Horace and Teresa D. Barr and
Pauline J. Parker, all of Port St.

Gardeners to Meet
Members of the Port St. Joe
Garden Club will meet at 2:00
p.m. on Thursday, January 8th
(today) at the Garden Center,
located on Eighth Street in Port
St. Joe. Trees will be the topic of
the program discussion during
this month's meeting.


Florida Garden

Extension Notes
Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service

It Takes Special

Plants for Special Places

People Who Live Near the Gulf or
Ocean Face a Real Growing Challenge

David L. Griffin

Tammy D. Taylor

Couple Engaged

Danny and Sue Taylor of Port
St. Joe are proud to announce the.;
engagement of their daughter.'
Tammy D. Taylor, to David L',,

Griffin, the son of the late Michael
L. Griffin of Columbus, Georgia.
David is a senior at Port St. Joe
High School.

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

Tyrone KaMyron Dawson
Look Who's 7!
Tyrone KaMyron Dawson
turned seven on December 29th.
He celebrated his big day with a
Power Ranger Party with the help
of a host of friends and family
Tyrone is the son of Shirley
Dawson iof., Port St. .Joe and
Tyrone Waddell of Panama City.
He is the grandson of Gwen and
Darion Dawson of Port St. Joe
and Neil Huff of Panama City.
He's the great-grandson of Steve
Gathers II and the late Leola
Gathers, Horace and Teresa Barr,
all of Port St., Joe.

Dear Counselor:
Lately. I seem 'to have fallen
into a pattern of feeling unhappy.
I can t say I m dissatisfied.
because I really don't know' of
anything I want to do or have the
energies to do that I'm not
already doing. I force myself to
work and socialize but I just
don't seem to enjoy life the way I
used to. ,
My family and financial situ-
ations are probably more stable
now than they have ever been
;and everyday stress is probably
at an all-time low. I have always
equated happiness with quality
of life and presently, my quality
of life is definitely lacking. Please
advise me. on how to regain thf
happiness I once enjoyed. :
Sincerely. ,
Trudging Through
Dear Trudging Through:
Without knowing more about
you, I find it difficult to tell you
what's going on. However, you
have given indications of feelings'
of unhappiness, helplessness
and low energy level and these
are symptoms of a depressed'
mood. '
Depressed, mood is not
always the result of stressful or
traumatic experiences arid from
what you have told me, this may
be your situation. There could be
a number of things causing your
feelings and poor mood, ranging
from complacency to a lack of
ability to properly assess your
present situation, status and

"'I- There' are a few things you
can consider in exploration -of
i.contributing:factors to. the appar-
ent dissatisfaction in your life.
First, you might do well to active-
ly examine your values. Many
times, our-dissatisfaction stems
from misplaced values of materi-
alism, work, or pleasure which
tend to be fleeting, temporary or
unfulfilling when they are
Second, list your accomplish-
ments. This may help you with
your self worth. Third. establish
some new goals for your life
based on your new values. Life
without goals tends to become
aimless and meaningless.
I recommend .you call your
local guidance clinic and make
arrangements to talk to a coun-
selor. A qualified counselor can
provide guidance towards ratio-
nal and personal assessment of
your goals, achievements and
present quality of life. and could
steer you toward .new goals and
John A. Ray, M.S., Counselor
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
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for professional counseling
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Lots of sunshine, broad
expanses of windswept beach,
and clean salt air-an" envigorat-
ing environment for people, but
not for most plants.
Unfortunately, wind, abrasive
blowing sand, and salt spray
aren't the only problems. The
soils of coastal areas usually are
extremely dry. infertile and practi-
cally devoid of organic matter.
Home gardeners who live near the
gulf or ocean face a real chal-
Many inland residents own
vacation beach cottages. So.
hopefully this article will be of
interest to more than just coastal
dwellers; successful landscape
gardening .along the coast does
require some careful planning.
adequate soil preparations. and
proper plant selection.
I'll talk about some: of the
things you need to consider when
'landscaping near' salt water. My
information was provided by
Extension Urban Horticulturist,
Dr. Robert Black, of the University.
of Florida's Institute of Food and
Agriculture Sciences.
Probably the first place to
start is with adequate soil prepa-
ration. To compensate for low soil
fertility, you can add fertilizers
containing the missing soil nutri-
However, fertilizers can
quickly leach out of sandy coastal
soils. So, if at all possible, add
some organic matter. Practically
any. type will do-from compost to
commercial peat. In addition to
helping retain the. fertilizer, the
,,organic matter will improve soil
moisturee, easing the drought
problem so- common 'along the
coast. "
To reduce wind and sand
damage to tender ornamentals,
you can create a screen of hearti-
er plants. But, that's just a start
in coping with coastal conditions.
The biggest problem is also the
toughest to overcome. It's the

excess of salt in the soil.
Salt causes trouble for plants
in two ways. First, salt greatly
reduces the amount of water
plants can take up. Second, salt
can'be directly toxic to plants. Put
a little table salt on a wet grass
blade, and you'll soon see what a
salt burn looks ke. IIf the salt
concentration in t, e soil is high
enough. salt will burn not only
the leaves of plants, but their
roots as well.
There are only a couple of
things you can do to help plants
cope with excess salt. If you? have
enough fresh water, you can irri-
gate heavily. This will carry the
salt out of the root zone. To pre-
vent leaf burn, you can wash
excess salt from leaf surfaces.,
However. there are no magic
chemicals' which will remove salt
from the soil' or foliage.' Fresh
water conservation is a growing
If you can't do all that irrigat-
ing and washing, or il your water
supply is already too salty, you
have only one choice. That is to
remove sensitive plants from your
landscape and replace them with
salt' tolerant species.
You can find out which plants
will tolerate the salt condition in
your landscape in several ways.
(See PLANTS on Page 5)

Camellias, dozens of varieties, Satsuma,
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Dogwood, red, pink, wrile. led ,i ui luIwp. mag
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First 5th and 6th Grade

DARE Classes Graduate

Approximately 200 fifth and
sixth graders from all four area
elementary schools participated
in the first Drug Abuse Resistance
Education program. Sergeant
Mark Cutler led the program by
teaching the pressures of drugs
and gangs with ways to resist by
building positive self esteem and
positive alternative activities.
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
Elementary schools had their
award recognition and graduation
ceremony in December with many
parents attending. Highland View

and Faith Christian Schools will
be having their ceremony later
this month. All the students
received award certificates and
DARE pins. Also. winners of the
essay contest were recognized
with a medal by Sgt. Cutler.
Sgt. Cutler has served Gulf
County law enforcement for seven
years. with the Port St. Joe Police
Department and currently with
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Ban fr a V. F.W. Meeting Is
Slated for Tuiesdav

Attorney's Office. Florida Highway
Patrol and Port St. Joe Police
Department patrolled the
community to help keep the prac-
tice to a minimum.
A concentration of the officers
maintained a presence along
Martin Luther King Boulevard, a
"hot spot" for the activity.
Hersey estimated that
apprommately 50 rounds were
heard 'fired during the"evenmng'
. (instead" 'f several 'h6hd red -'that,
S.were fired last year.
Two Arrests Made
Just after midnight on
January 1. officers made two
arrests on charges of carrying a
concealed firearm and possession
of cannabis, in 'an amount less
than 20 grams. The firearm taken
into custody was a semi-automat-
ic 9 mm pistol.
Persons arrested were Kerry
Lyndon Thompson. age 18, and
Darrin Ryan Callaway. age 28,
..:. both residents of Port St. Joe.
The arrest of the pair was
made at the intersection of
Battles Street and Avenue D fol-
lowing a traffic stop. Officers
',stopped the vehicle after observ-
ing one without tail lights leaving
the area,where shots were fired'.

--from Page 4

Check with your neighbors. usu-
ally. someone in every neighbor-
hood manages to maintain attrac-
tive home grounds. Find out what
plants have done well for others in
your area. You might also check
with a nursery. If salt problems
are common, local nursery opera-
tors and garden centers normally,
have a good selection of salt toler-
ant plants.
Finally, check with. your
.County Extension Office fof ',a
copy of Fact Sheet ENH-26 enti-
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Flonda." It hlst, trees, shrubs and
ground covers with varying
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asked to please start the year off
right by attending this meeting.
The post's members are,
actively involved in the
community and could use your
input.and help, for: the upcoming
year's events.
The post will be conducting.
the first of four trash pick-ups
along its "adopted" section of SR
98 between St. Joe Beach and
dPort St. Joe on Friday. January
23rd at 1:00 (ET). Please contact
the post home at 229-6826 or call
Ginny Seefeldt at 648-5303. if
your can help in this beautifica-.
tion effort.

Horse Coggins
Clinic Saturday
The Cypress Veterinary Clinic
will sponsor an Equine (Horse)
Coggins Clinic on Saturday.,
January 10th. starting at 1:30
p.m. The clinic will be field at the
Michael Traylor Arena. located in
T. L.. James Park. Coggins testing
will cost S20 per horse.
If you have any questions
concerning this matter, please
call the Gulf County Cooperative
Extension Service at 639-3200.

Hold "Walk For
Life" Saturday
A "Walk For Life" will be held
at the Nathan Peters Walk Track
in North Port St. Joe on Saturday.
January 10th. beginning at 4
p.m. The walk is sponsored by the
' C'i- Of Port St. Joe Recreation
Department. ,
Everyone is encouraged to
attend and participate. For more
information, contact Charles
Gathers at 249-8247 or Michael
Harris at 229-9940.

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Mark Cutler, Supt. Jerry Kelley, Dr. Bidwell and Sheriff McKeithen.

Preschool Storytime
at Library Jan. 13th
The Gulf County Public
Library in Port St. Joe has
announced its plans to resume
storytime, for -preschoolers. ages
..three to five. ... .
The storNtimes Mill be held on
Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. (ET). and
will be conducted by Ann Tison.
The storytime will be 30 minutes
in length.
Parents are asked to have
their child at the library3 on time
to join the group. Parents do not
attend the storutime. but the staff
asks that you stay in the building
while story-imne is being held.

Srs. to Conduct
Outreach Jan. 14
Representatives of the Gulf
.. County Senior Citizens
Association will be conducting an
-"Outreach" in the North Port St.
Joe area on January 14 from
10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. as
they continue to inform people 60
*years of age and over about their

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Gulf County Health

Dept.'s '98 Services

Ljewter Honored for Youth Work
The Gulf County Juvenile Justice Council present retiring Port St. Joe Elementary Principal Gerald
Lewter with a plaque of appreciation for his dedicated care and assistance with youth. prior to the
Christmas holidays. Shown left to right are: Lt. James Hersey, Chief Jay Leffert, both of the Port St.
Joe Police Department, Gerald Lewter, Juvenile Justice Vice Chairman Melissa Ramsey, Mike LaPlante
and Juvenile Justice Chair Don Washabaugh.

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Services at your Gulf County
Health Department are available
to the general public. When there
is a need, a sliding fee scale based
on a faihily's income is used to
offer services at reduced cost or
no cost.
Services available during the
coming year will include:
* Family Planning (birth control
pills, shot every three months,
IUD,; Norplant, diaphragm.
* Sterilization (tubal ligation for
women, vasectomy for men)
Must be 21 years of age for this
* Pregnancy testing;
* Immunizations for infants,
children and adults;
* Primary care for clients who
have no other doctor;
* Blood pressure checks;
* Insulin for diabetics, epilepsy
medication, rheumatic fever
* medication;
* Sexually transmitted disease
testing an'd treatment;
* HIV/AIDS confidential and
anonymous testing:
* ,Tuberculosis testing and treat-
* Healthy Start care coordination
for pregnant and parenting

W.I.C. (supplemental food pro-
gram for women, infants and
Vital statistics (birth and death
Environmental health services;
School health services.
If you need any of these ser-
vices, please call 227-1276 in Port
St. Joe and 639-2644 in
Wewahitchka. The staff of the
.Gulf County Health Department
wishes you a happy and healthy
new year!

AARP Chapter's
First '98 Meeting
Jerry Stokoe is scheduled, to
address the Wednesday, January
14th meeting of AARP Chapter
3425. The gathering will begin at
12:30 p.m. at the Gulf County
Senior Citizens Center.
Mr. Stokoe will give a presen-
tation on the work being done for
senior citizens in Gulf County.
Members are requested to
bring desserts and finger foods;
coffee and tea will be provided by
the chapter.

Juvenile Justice
Meeting Jan. 15
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting on
January 15th at 4:00 (ET) at the
Gulf County Public Library in Port
St Joe. Membership in the
Juvenile Justice Council is open
and there is no membership fee.
The. public is welcome and
encouraged to attend. For more
information, contact Don
Washabaugh, Chair at 227-7340
or Charlene Stephens, Council
Coordinator at (850) 482-9618.

New Pastor at
First Born Church
The members of the First
Born Church of theLiving God on
Avenue E in Port St. Joe would
like to issue an invitation for you
to join them in fellowship and
meet their new pastor and his
wife, Bishop H. W. and Mother
Willis of Tallahassee. The congre-
gation gathering is planned for
Sunday, January 12th at 11:30
This man of Goo is full of wis-
dom; he can and will teach and
preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The church family urges everyone
to attend and hear a soul stirring
message and your soul will be
blessed by the Lord.


Wewa Srs. Will
Host Chili Dinner

The Wewahitchka Senior
Citizens Association will be hos-
ing its annual chili dinner on
Friday, January 16th from 11:00
a.m. until 1:00 p.m., CT. The chili
dinner will consist of a large cup
of chili, accompanied by iced tea
and crackers, for only $3.00.

The public is asked
donations of crackers,

to make

tomatoes, chili powder. or ham- Wewahitchka area. The dinners
burger meat. There will be a large will be delivered to local business-
box inside the center to drop es or you may stop by and pur-
these items off. chase them. The association
extends its thanks to you in
All proceeds will be used to advance for helping them make
help pay for meals served in the 1998 a great year!

If you are interested in having a personal or family recipe
published, or if your dining establishment would like an
opportunity to be invovled on the restaurant page, please
call us at 227-1278 or 229-8997! Hope you enjoyed our
edition qf,this new sector,

The "4th of July" Mexico
Beach fund-raising committee
will be hosting a spaghetti and
meatball supper at the Fish
House Restaurant to help support
an Independence Day fireworks
display. Last year. the display was
very successful and it is hoped to
be even bigger and better in '98.
,.. This event will take place on
January 15, (rom 4:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m. CST. Tickets may be
purchased in advance at any of
the three locations on Highway
98, The Driftwood Inn, Toucan's
Restaurant and Gift Shop or at
the Fish House Restaurant., Tick-
ets will also be sold at the door,
$6.00 for adults and $3.00 for
children 10 and under. The com-
mittee would like .to thank you in
advance for your support!

Need Your Recipes
One of the Spring projects at
Bay St. Joseph Care Center is to
produce a cookbook with recipes
from residents, family and staff
members. They ask that you bring
your favorite recipes to Susan
McHugh in the Admissions Office
or to Julie Donnick, Social
Services Director. Susan will be
contacting regional artists to do
the cover and add beautiful art-
work to the book.
Hopefully. it will be completed
and available for sale by March
1st. So, get your recipes in soon!
Proceeds from the cookbook sales
will go to the center's activities

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percent or higher may receive
additional allowances for depen-
dents, based on the number, of
dependents and extent of disabili-

Another 365,000 veterans wll
receive an increase in their pen-
sions-an income supplement
program for wartime veterans
whose permanent and total dis-
abilities are not serice-connected
and which brings their incomes
up to established levels.
The increase also applies to
approximately 329.000 survivors
of veterans who died of a service-
connected disability--the parents,
spouses and children who receive
benefits under VAs dependency


Cream Puff Makes the Cake

Cream Puff Coffee Cake is the na-
tional grand prize winner in the
LAND 0 LAKES Sour Cream Quick
Bread Contest. This award-winning
recipe features the tempting flavor of
cream puffs. It's a scrumptious sour
cream cake with a vanilla-sour cream
filling, covered with a powdered sugar
topping and drizzled with a rich
sweet glaze.
Jone Schumacher perfected the cake
by experimenting and listening to
feedback from her friends and family.
She is a well-known recipe contest
winner in her home state of Illinois.
Local food editors have been following
her culinary successes for many years.
As the national grand prize winner,
Jone was awarded $500 and a year's
supply-of dairy products. At the state
level she won $100, an apron, a first
place ribbon and an award certificate.
About 1,000 recipes were entered
into the contest nationwide. For rave
reviews, serve this delicious recipe
to your family and friends.
Cream Puff Coffee Cake
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Baking time: 35 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
2 cups (16-ounces),
Sour Cream
(Regular, Light or NoeFat)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 (3-ounce) package vanilla
^ pudding & pie filling
(not instant)
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup LAND 0 LAKES Butter
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
'3/4 cup LAND 0 LAKES
Butter, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2, cups (16-ounces)
Sour Cream
(Regular, Light or No*Fat)

Many beneficiaries of
Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA) compensation and pension
'programs will receive an increase
of 2.1 percent in monthly benefit
payments to be mailed later this
S nimonth. ) '
The cost-of-living (dCOLA)
adjustment affecting eligible ben-
eficiaries on VA benefits rolls as of
December 1 was included in legis-
lation recently -signed by
President Clinton.
Monthly payments to some
2.3 million veterans currently
receiving disability compensation
will now range from 895 for a sin-,
gle veteran with a 10-percent dis-
ability rating to 81,964 for a sin-
,gle veteran with a 100-percefit
disability rating.

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon LAND 0 LAKES
Butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
In 2-quart saucepan stir together all
filling ingredients. Cook over medium
heat, stirring occasionally, until mix-
ture comes to a boil. Continue cook-
ing, stirring constantly, 1 minute.
Remove from heat. Cover with plastic
wrap; set aside.
For topping, in medium bowl com-
bine 3/4 cup powdered, sugar and 1/3
cup flour; cut in 1/4 cup butter until
crumbly. Set aside.
Heat oven to 350. For cake, in
medium bowl, stir together 3 cups
flour, baking powder, baking soda and.
salt; set aside.
In large mixer bowl combine 3/4
cup butter and sugar. Beat medium
speed, scraping bowl often, untl
creamy i minute. Add eggs and 2
teaspoons vanilla, continue beating
until light and fluffy I it 2 minutes): ,
* Reduce speed to low. Continue
beating, gradually .adding flour
mixture alternately with .2 cups,
sour cream until well mixed (1 to
2 minutes).

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Spread batter into greased 9x13-inch
baking pan.
* Drop spoonfuls of filling over cake
* Sprinkle topping evenly over fill-
* Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until
toothpick inserted in center of cake
comes out clean and cake is golden
brown. Cool completely.
* Meanwhile, in small bowl ,tir
together, all glaze ingredients until
smooth; drizzle over coiled cake
24 servings
TIP: 2 (10 or' 11-inch), spring form
pans can be used in place of a 9x13-
inch baking pan.
Nutrition Facts (1 serving)
Regular Light No*Fat
Calories 350 310 300
Protein 4g 4g 5g
Carbohydrate 46g 48g 50g
FJit '16g '.lhgl 9g
Chollester,,I 7mg 60mg 50aiM
Sodium 2401.ng 250mg 260mg
The conies i %ill be teanured at 41
stairs in 1997 To enter, check with
your state fair's entry department For
a free brochure of past wirrnina reci-,
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and indemnity compensation pro-
gram. Approximately 199,000
survivors of wartime veterans
whose deaths were unrelated to,
service or a service-connected
condition ai.b will benefit iromn
the increase Ln"'deadth Ienrsibn
benefits they receive as low-
income families in need of sup-,
port, up to an established level.

Panhandle Piecemaker
Quilt Club Meeting
The Panhandle 'Piecemaker
Quilt Club members invite guests
to the join. them at their next'
meeting which will convene at 7
p.m. on Thursday, January 8th
(tonight). They will gather at the
St. James Episcopal Church,
located at 800 22nd Street in Port
St. Joe.
The program for the meeting
will be presented by Vesta Conley
and is entided. "Restonng and
Repairing Quilts".

NOTICE 'S iSIER.BC 'GIVEN 'that the City
Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at
Its meeting on the 19th day of January 1998, at
6:00 p.m., in the Commission Chamber. Port St.
Joe, Florida will consider an Ordinance with the
following title:
ILIRLE. Al>C, Ff.J:EF 'Nl .0 1', WITHIN
'-i TH Ci r.l1ARIA. INr Ti CiTY OF PORT
: i .I FrL,'Ri A P.\ PFi'.1,lD JGFORSEV-
All interested parties are Invited to attend and be
heard. Copies of said Ordinance are on file at the
office of the City Clerk and may be inspected by the
public during normal working hours.
'IT. C',M .ih ,|.:rj i-,F THE CITY
O F: -:t F:? Iri 5"T JOE IFLI-:RIOA
SEiV J r:.hln. Lia[.:.r
Attet r F'hluIne Frndari-
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The United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Rural Development is a, federal
lending source that provides
financing for affordable housing
to moderate, low, and very low
income families.
Beginning Thursday, Jan uary'
15th, and continuing every third
Thursday of each month there-
after, a local satellite office will be
open to the public. The office's
hours will be from 9:30 a.m. until
1:00 p.m.
The office will be located in
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The office staff will be available to
take, applications and provide
information, about residential
financing to the public.
For additional information.
contact the Rural Development
Office at (850) 526-2610,. exten-
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Rescue Holiday "Pound Puppies"

Several very nice dogs were
taken in at the .Gulf County,
pounds over the course of the hol-
idays. The group of dogs. shown
in the adjacent photo, is looking
for good homes. Some of the
breeds available now are bassett
hound, liver spotted dalmatian,
solid 'white bulldog, and lab pup-
pies, just to name a few.
To adopt one of these
adorable pets, call the Gulf
County Sheriffs Department at
227-1115 and ask for Johnny
Collins or call the Bay St. Joseph
Humane Society at 227-1103.

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Recognized for Football Success During '97 Season

Save Taxes and Lives,

Donate Your Used Car

If your 'car is turnig the
rusty color, of fall leaves, the
National 'Kidney Foundation of
Florida can help you transform it
from a liability into an asset. The
foundation's Kidney Cars
Program offers a solution that
may mean tax relief when the
leaves are green again. ,.
S'Donate your car, boat, truck
or motor home to the National
Kidney Foundation of Florida, and
you may start racking up valuable
tax savings. The donation proce-
dure is simple.
Interested, contributors can
call 1-800-488-CARS from any-
where in the state, and the
National Kidney Foundation will
mail out.a packet, complete with a
self-addressed enveippe in which
to mail back .signed titles and
odometer statements.
Soon after receiving the pack-
et, the foundation contacts the
donor to arrange for a free vehicle
pick up. Vehicles are either auc-
tioned to wholesale dealers or sold
for parts. Donors receive an
acknowledgment letter stating the
year, make and vehicle identifica-
tion number of the donated car
for tax purposes.
Your car may have depreciat-
ed in your eyes, but to the
National Kidney Foundation of
Florida, it is a capital gain. The

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Funds raised through the
National Kidney Foundation's
Kidney Cars Program are used to
support programs' in research,
patient services, organ transplan-
tation, public information: and
professional education.
Currently, 12,000 Floridians
are suffering from kidney disease
and more than" 1,000 are awaiting
lifesaving kidney transplants. The
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improving the health and well
being of individuals and families
affected by these diseases, and
increasing the availability of all
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Cole Attending
Stetson Univ.
Charles Vernon Cole of
Wewahitchka is a new student
attending Stetson University this
fall, according to a press release
from Stetson Registrar Al Wehrle.
Cole Is the son of Clyde G. and
Debbie L. Cole, of Wewahitchka,
and a graduate of Wewahitchka
Jr.-Sr. High School.

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Have construction or

house repair questions?


I have found a house plan that is exactly
what I would like to build except I do not
need the three-car garage. Yet, this type
garage just seems to make the house com-
plete. How could this garage be best used?

Answer: A three-car garage, with two in tandem, is
very popular in homes at this time. The back
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S First Team
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School Gators' Ike Mincy was
named First Team All-State line- ,
backer for Class 2A. Mincy had'
120 tackles on te season with'
four sacks.
.On offense. Mincy rushed for F
1,414 yards on 211 carries and

Tuesday, December 30 '
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
lost to Mosley 45-43 in the second
round of the Seventh Annual Gulf
County Classic. '.
The Tiger Sharks led 13-9,,
after the first quarter, but Mosley:
outscored Port: St, 'Joe 17-11 in
the second quarter, to take a
26-24 lead into halftime.

Employers Urged To
Utilize Short Time
Compensation Program
Doug Jamerson. Secretary-of
the Departnient of Labor arid
Employment Security is encouii-
aging employers to take advan-
tage of the Short Time
Compensation (STC) program, if
they are experiencing or expecting
a temporary slowdown in busi-
The voluntary employer pro-
gram is administered by the
Division 'of Unemployment
Compensation and pays prorated
unemployment .,benefits to
employees whose hours and
salary have been reduced.
"The Short Time Compen,-
sation program Is a viable alter-
native for employers and employ-
ees, who are facing the possibility
of a layoff," said Jamerson. By
reducing employee hours' the
heed for a full layoff can be avoid-
ed while enabling employers to
retain their trained staff, return
to full operation at any time. and
avoid having to recruit ,and
Sretrain new employees when they
become fully operational," hq
added. '
A'program application must
be completed and submitted to
the Division of Unemployment
Compensation, STC Unit before a
week of reduced hours can be
covered. Reduced hours must be
used as an interim solution to
avoid a temporary layoff.
Employees participating in
the program must be full time, at
least 32 hours per week prior to
STC reduction, and the maximum '
number of payable STC weeks is
26 during an employees unem-
ployment claim year.
When a permanent layoff
cannot be avoided. STC can assist
employees with the transition.
Affected employees can continue
to work at reduced levels arnd
secure 'other employment before
the expected layoff.
To obtain a Short Time
Compensation Plan Application
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program, contact Peggy Conklin,
Department of Labor and
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Unemployment Compensatioh,
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Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0221
or call (850) 921-3429.


reached the end zone 19 times.
'Third Team
The Port St. Joe High School
Sharks had two players named to
Third Team All-State honors in
Class 2A. James' Dariels was
selected as a wide receiver and'
Tyson Pittman as a defensive

The Tiger Sharks rallied in
the final period of play, but fell
short when they turned to ball
-over with 2.6 seconds remaining
in the game.
James Daniels hit three-
pointers and scored 20 points to
lead Port St. Joe (6-5). Tysoni
Pittman added 13 points for the
Tiger Sharks.
ST. JOE (43) Daniels 20,
Dixon 5, McNair 3, Pittman 13,-
Quinn 2.
MOSLEY (45) Guidas 5,_
McGonagil 6, Hines 11; Hooks 7,
Austin 2, Wilder 2, Wells 2. Myers
ST. JOE 13 11 6 13 43
MOSLEY 9 17 12 7 45

Wednesday, December 31
S,The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
outscored Brooksville Central
39-27 in the second half of play to
take third place in the Seventh
Annual Gulf County Classic.
Rutherford beat Mosley, in the
championship game.
Brooksville jumped out to an
early 15-12 lead by the end of the
first quarter, and stretched their
lead to 35-29 by halftime.
The Tiger Sharks had three
players in double figures and 11
players that scored points. James
Daniels led the offensive with 17
points.' Travis Jenkins had 14
points and Rod Chambers added
10 points for Port St. Joe (7-5).
Chambers was seven of eight from
the foul line.
ST. JOE (68) Adkison 4, R.
Chambers 10, D. Chambers 2,
Daniels 17. DLxon 2, Jenkins 14,
K. Larry 2, McNair 4, Pittman 2,
Qutnn 2. Woullard 9.
BROOKSVILLE (62) Savarese
4. Herr-on 8. Willis 2, Welch 5,
Zandecki 11, Ivanestis 16,
SWatson 16.
ST. JOE 12 17 20 19 68
B'VILLE 15 20 13 14 62

ST. JOE 68, BAY 54
Tuesday, January 6
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
improved to (8-5) with Tuesday
night's 68-54 win over Bay High.
Port St. Joe took an early 15-9
first quarter lead and were on top
the rest of the game.
The Tiger Sharks extended
their 28-22 halftime lead to 52-35
by the end of the third quarter
with the help of the#r full court
pressure defense and a number of
Bay High turnovers.
"We've been working hard on
our shooting and our full-court
press on defense," said Coach
Vernon Eppinette. "We are trying
to get ready for our district
games, which start Friday with
Blountstown coming here."
James Daniels scored 24
points to lead the Tiger Sharks on
offense. Rod Chambers had 12
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Daniels had 31 receptions for
511 yards and scored seven
touchdowns and had 57 tackles
on defense with eight pass break-'
ups and nine interceptions, one
for a touchdown.
Pittman had 70 tackles on
defense with 10 tackles for a loss
and two sacks. He also caused

added 10 points for Port St. Joe.
Both Rod and Darius hit
three shots from behind the arch,
while Daniels and Dixon each had
one. Daniels was seven of eight,
from the foul line.
ST. JOE (68) TR Chambers 12,
D. Chambers 10, Daniels 24,
Dixon 7, Lewis 2. McNair 4, ,
Pittman 7, Russ 2.
BAY (54) Croom 3, Gainer 11,
Burden 6, Pittman 4, Simmons 6,
Wade 9, Stanley 5; Bryant 10.;
ST. JOE 15 13 24 16 68
BAY 9 13 13 19 54

*.Next Week's Schedule
The Tiger Sharks will play
Blountstown Friday night in "the
dome" for their first district game
of the year with fie junior varsity
starting at 6:30 ET and the varsi-
ty at 8:00 ET.
The games :times for
Saturday's games at Florida High
have. been moved to 3:00 and
4:30. Also, Port St. Joe will travel
to Apalachicola next Tuesday.



four fumbles, recovered three)
fumbles and had qn interception. :
On offense, T9y'son rushed for
S.,175 yards on 176 carries with
17 touchdowns, and 202 yards on
12 receptions with one touch-
Honorable Mention'
Michael Price, received
Honorable Mention All-State hon-
ors for Wewahitchka as an offen-1
sive lineman.

Wewa Boys

Get District I

Win 63-56
Tuesday, Jantuary 6 .
Wewahitchka's Luke Taunton -
and Cecil Jackson joined efforts'
to post 47 points to lead the'&
Gators from Gulf County in a bat-
de with Calhoun County's Tigers
from Blountstown High.
Taunton and Jackson led the
-Wewa (6-7) offense with 24 and
23 points, respectively.
WEWA (63) Jackson 23. Jones
7, L. Taunton 24. J. Taunton 4,
Morris 2, Van'n 2, P.J. Addison 1.
B'TOWN (56) Bess 19, Temple
11, Mosley 8, Baker 12,: Pratt 6.
WEWA' 101620 17 --63
B'TOWN 11 7 15 23 56
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The Gator basketball team's
next opponent will be Sneads as
they play host .to them Friday.
January 9th. .

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Views On qDental Health


Guard Against

r.. --V' '

BRUXISM is the constant
clenching or grinding and
gritting of teeth. It is a ner-
vous habit that can do a sig-
nificant amount of damage to
teeth and jaw if continued
over a significant period of
One way to reduce the
destructive effects of bruxism
is by using a special flat sur-
faced night guard. This is a
device which can be custom
made for you by a dentist or
The night guard will not
solve the problem, but
patients will be biting on a flat
plane instead of the inclined
planes of the teeth. It may


relieve the chronic headache
from constant pressure typi-
cal in such cases. It will also
slow down some of the wear
of the teeth and supporting
The guard is usually con-
structed to fit over the upper
jaw, but in, special cases iti
can. be made for a lower jaw
(only the posterior teeth).
Your dentist can evaluate
your case and decide which
is advisable.

Prepared as a public service
mote better dental health. F
office of, FRANK D. MAY,
319 Williams Ave., Phone 2;

e to pro-
From the

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Stamp Show at KC Hall In Fort Walton Beach

SMargaret Pyle
Margaret Pyle, 82, Port St.
Joe, died Saturday, January 3, in
a local hospital. Born in
Marianna, she moved to Port St.
Joe in 1939. Ms. Pyle was a
homemaker and a member of the
First Baptist Church of Port St.
Joe. She was also a member of the
Miracle Strip African Violet
Ms. Pyle is preceded in death.
by her husband, Otis R. Pyle. She
is survived by four daughters,
Linda Bray and husband, Bo of
Lynn Haven, Peggy Maddox and
husband, Bill of Dothan,
Alabama, Polly Creekmore and
husband, Rice of Pensacola, and
Katie Brown and husband, Randy
of Troy, Alabama; seven grand-
children and five great grandchil-
Funeral services for Ms. Pyle
were conducted on January 6, at
2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church
of Port St. Joe with Rev. C. Byron
Smith officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in the Holly Hill Cemetery.
Ms. Pyle's sons-in-law and
grandsons were active pallbear-
ers, Bo Bray, David Bray, Bill
Maddox, Chris Maddox, Mark
Brown and Randy Brown.
The following gentlemen were
honorary pallbearers, Ferrel
Allen, A. V. Bateman, Jake Belin,
Leonard Belin, Dennis Bradley,
Bob Faliski, Wayne Hendrix, Dave
Maddox, Bill Rich, Cliff Sanborn,
Edward Tullis, and Jimmy
Those who wish may make
contributions to the American
Juvenile Diabetes Association in
memory of Margaret Pyle.

Hazel M. Gaskin
Hazel Marie Gaskin died
Saturday, January 3. She was
born in Jackson County on
January 5, 1920, and resided in
Wewahitchka for 65 years. She
had been a resident of Lisenby
Retirement Center and Glen Cove
Nursing Pavilion for the past 18
months. Hazel was, a member of
the First Baptist Church of
She was predeceased by her
husband, George Gaskin Jr.. in
February 1953.
She is survived by one daugh-
ter, JoAn Graking and her hus-
band, Charley; granddaughter
LeAnne Gramling: grandson,
Charley A..."Chip" Gramling IV
and wife, Lisa: great-grandson,
Samuel A. Gramling. one year old,
all of Panama City: sisters. Marn'
Frances Hanlon of Wewahitchka
and Lola McDaniel and husband.
Billy. of Gray. Georgia: and many
nieces, nephews and caring
Asked to serve as active pall-
bearers were nephews Ray
Hanlon, Claude Hanlon. John
Hanlon, Gene Hanlon. Waymon
Hanlon and Roy Lister. Honorary
pallbearers will be Benny Lister.
Mike Lister, Sandy Lister. Jack
Connell, Terry Linton, Hamp
Linton, Clay Cox, Benny
Pridgeon. Glen Semmes, Don
Lanier, Buddy Gay, Fletcher
Patterson, Wilson Stevens, Larry
White, Curtis Williams, Floyd
Lister; Jr. and members of the
Seniors Sunday School Class of
First Baptist Wewahitchka.
The funmeral was held in the
First Baptist Church of
Wewahitchka on January 6 at 10
a.m. Interment followed in the
Cypress Creek Cemetery in
Calhoun County.
Those desiring may make a
donation to their favorite charity
or to the First Baptist Church in
Wewahitchka, P. 0. Box 787,
Wewahitchka. FL 32465, in mem-
; o'ry of Hazel Gaskin.

Grace E. T. Hardy
Grace Earlene Taylor Hardy,
of Mexico Beach, died Friday,
January 2 at Columbia Gulf
Coast Hospital in Panama City.
She was a former resident of
Columbus, Georgia and retired
employee of Eagle and PhenixMill
in Columbus, Georgia. She was
born in Newnan, Georgia on July
26, 1924 to Annie and Josh
She is survived by her sister,
Leona Caswell of Newnan,
Georgia; three sons, Walter M.
Hardy of Mexico Beach, Kenneth
R. Hardy of Virginia Beach,
Virginia, Carloes L. Hardy of
Columbus, Georgia, and one
daughter, Jan Hardy of Mexico
She is also survived by three

grandsons, Greg Hardy of Salt
Lake City, Utah, Timothy Jody
Price of Lexington, Kentucky,
Josh Mainor of Mexico Beach;
and four granddaughters, Katrina
Shinn of Mexico Beach, Kimberly
Jenkins of Columbus, Georgia,
Delania Hardy of Washington,
D.C. and Kelly Hardy of Virginia
Beach, Virginia. She is also sur-
vived by five great-grandchildren

and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at
McKoon Funeral Home Chapel in
Newnan, Georgia.

Nella L. Sauls
Nella Leurvine Sauls, age 90,
of Port St. Joe, formerly of
Panama City, died Thursday,
December 18, at a local hospital.
She has been a resident of the
area for six years coming here

from Gainesville, and was of the
Assembly of God faith.
Mrs. Sauls is survived by her
four daughters, Joyce Ann Lopez
of Saucier, Mississippi, Eldora Lee
Dunigan of White City, Bonnie
Marie Aloia of Anchorage, Alaska,
and Nella Mae Braswell of
Chesapeake, Virginia; two sons,
Randall F. Sauls and Tommy E.
Sauls, both of Gainesville; sisters,
Rushie Melvin of Alford and
Jenny Holland of Southport; and


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Apalachicola and Houston Kent of
Wewahitchka; 16 grandchildren
I and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
, December 21 at the Highland
View Church of God with Rev.
Guy Labonte and Rev. Tim Bailey
officiating. Interment followed at
i Evergreen Memorial Gardens in
Panqna City. Mrs. Sauls' grand-
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and other guests to join them this
weekend as they celebrate the
beginning of their sixth year. The

Stephanie Leavins

In Concert at White City

Stephanie Leavins w. ibe -in
concert during the 11 a.m. service.
on Sunday, January 18th at the
Word of Life Holiness Churich. The
church is located on Beatty
Avenue in White City.

Ms. Leavins was born with
muscular dystrophy, and has
spent her entire life in a wheel-
chair. Hei- faith in God was only
strengthened because of this
handicap. She has used this
opportunity to inspire and
encourage audiences all across.
the.coun try.

SHer courage and the joy she
has in her life is contagious.
Those attending services featur-
ing her are blessed as she shares
the. many miracles God -has per-
formed in her life.
Stephanie has devoted her life
to telling people of God's love and
mercy through her testimony and
song. Her ministry is one of hope
anid encouragement and she
would like to share her blessing
with you.
Everyone is cordially invited
to join the congregation in hear-
ing this inspirauonal young lady.

Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School......................... ..........................10 a.m .
M morning Service ............. ................................ 1 1 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Study .............. ...... ................... 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship ............ .............. 7 p.m.
Sfc 12/11


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311 ColumbLus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
Sunday School 9:45 am Discipleship Training 5:00 pm Sun. Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -

Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Call 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue 2



Discover God's love!
Everyone welcome t

Long Avenue
1.601 Long Avenue Port SL Joe 229-8691
Worship .- Sundays at 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m. .
Prayer & Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m. ,
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth

The Grace Baptist Church
family would like to invite all fre-
quent visitors, former members,

church meets on the second floor
of the First Union Bank building '
on Monument Avenue in Port St.'
The one and one-half hour
(approximately) celebration will
begin on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
and will include:
* Daystar in concert;
* Special music from former
member Emilee Cutler and
* A video message from Grace's
first pastor, Rev. Marty Martin
and family, now living in Fort
Worth, Texas;
* A special message from, Gil
Williams, former president, of
First Union Bank, now living in
* Plenty of time for reuniting with
old friends and making new
Sunday morning, everyone is
invited to return at 9:45 a.m. with
covered dish in hand to enjoy spe-
cial music from Promise and oth-
ers, as well as a special challenge
from Rev. Jerry Moore,' senior
pastor of Northside Baptist



In Psalm 26:3 we find,
., "For thy steadfast love is
before my eyes, and I
walk in faithfulness to
Oliver F. Taylor thee." The term "steadfast
Visitation Minister. First love" in' Hebrew can be:
United Methodist Church understood as "covenant
God made a covenant with His people. The
people could depend on God's love regardless of
any circumstances. The last half of this verse,
refers to the Psalmist faithfulness to God. Love
is a two way street. However, God's love is
always constant. Sometimes people do not
return this love to God or others.
Christian relationships depend upon us hav-
ing God's love in our hearts. Some people today
seem to have a mean spirit. They seem more
interested in destructive judgement than for-
giveness. .
As a forgiven sinner, I am thankful for God's
mercy and grace. The lines ;of a-familiar hymn go
"Amazing grace,.,hopv sweet the sound" bring joy-
to my heart. Everv now and then we need to
read the words of this hymn, and meditate upon

St. George Isle Methodist

Church Women's Retreat

The St. George Island United
Methodist Church will host a one
day'- "Women's Retreat" on !
Saturday, February 7th from 9
a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The fee to i
attend will be $10 and will include
a coffee break and lunch. The

Gospel Choir
New Bethel A.M.E. Church
Gospel Choir will celebrate its i
second anniversary on Sunday.
January 18 at 5:00 p.m.
The Ebenezer United
Methodist Church Gospel Choir of
Orlando will be the guest choir.
Other out of town guests and local
choirs will also be participating.
Pastor Griffin and the gospel.
choir cordially invites everyone to.
join them for a spirit-filled
evening of songs and praises. The,
church is located at the corner of:
Avenue C and Highway 98 in Port ,
St. Joe, ... ...

church is located at 201"E. Gulf
Beach Drive on St. George Island.
Registrations .should !,be
mailed to: Marsha Smith [(850)
927-2782], Coordinator Women's
Retreat, St. George Island United
Methodist*Church, HCR Box 14,
S.t, George Island, Florida
S2328--deadline for is January
13. Make checks payable to the
'The keynote speaker will be,
Jan McCray, an ordained minis-
ter, evangelist and Bible teacher.
SShe speaks throughout the.
United States and abroad provid-
ing leadership and preaching for
women's retreats, spiritual
renewals,, church, revivals and
camp meetings. McCray.. has a
B.A. In Religious Education and a
Master's Degree-, in Judaic
Studies. She is currently complet-
lng her course work for her PhD.
in Old Testament.

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

The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School ........................................................................ 9 a.m C D T
W orship Service .......................... ............................... ..... 10 a.m C DT
W ednesday Bible Study .............. ........................................... 7 p.m CDT

F 'First 'United Methioist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church ................ ................. 9:00 a.m CT
Children's Church .. .... ...................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School. .. .... ..... .. ...... 10:15 a.m. CT
Monday Night Bible Stdy .:..... ;..530;p.m. CT
.Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Dr. John.Anderson, Music Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 Office Phone: 648-8820

St. James Church

Women's Meeting

Church in Panama City.
Rev. Moore 'spoke to the
church during January of 1993,
and set before them the challenge
to be "Eagle Christians", a chal-
lenge that continues to drive
much of what the church does,
even five years later.
Casual dress is always appro-
priate at Grace Baptist. Enter at
the front door of the First Union
Bank Building, climb the stairs
(or,i rde the elevator) and join the
There. will be no Sunday
morning Bible study classes,
Sunday night services, or Home
Group Fellowships this Sunday
, due to the special schedule.
For more information about
the church's purpose, ministries
and services, you may visit them
-on the web at www.homtown.
corn/grace, or contact Rev.
Bruce Duty, pastor, at '(850) 227-
2583. The church's answering
machine at (850) 227-1180 also
provides information about their
regular weekly services,

The Episcopal Church
Women of St. James met in the
church library on Monday,
January 5 at three o'clock. Carol
Utzinger, president, conducted
the meeting with 18 members
The various Christmas out-
reach programs were reported on.
Business of the meeting included
reports by various committee
Kathryn Parker is the chair-
man appointed to organize the
Valentine party for church seniors
on February 14. Jo Sealey was
named chairman for the various
duties of the annual bridge lun-
cheon to be held February 17.
Helen Quackenbush will be in
charge of "Spring Day Away"
when women from other churches
in the district will meet at St.
James on April 12.
The meeting's opening devo-
tional was offered by Ailayne
McVan. The president closed the
meting with prayer and the inspi-
rational words, "Write benefits in
marker, injuries in dust."

S\\' 1//, 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

=M=6 X, 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
V SUNDAY WORSHIP ...................... 10' a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL ...................11 a.m.

*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children Nursery Available
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Lewis W. Bullard

tS, t Curch

[First) Baptist Cfurcfi >
L. Dennis Pl edger '"Bd Caswel'f
Interim Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
:! | | SundaySchool ...... ....... ... .... 9:45 am
Worship Service .. ... .... .. 11:00 am
Disciple Training . . . ..... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .................. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........... 7:00 pm

Come and worship with us at:

801 20th STREET PORT ST. JOE 229-6707

Sunday School..........................10:00 A.M.
SM ,.ni no Sb .vice...................... '....1 00A.M .
Evening Service..........................6:00 P.M.
"-t Wednesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 P.M.
Bill Tayl6r, Pastor Roger Louks, Assistant Pastor"

Cinch ,-* lCostitution aind Motuinct. '
Catch the s 1 d tPort St.uJoe
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth'
Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m. Fellowship. ............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Jesse Evans :Wednesday ............7:30 p.m.
PASTOR Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.

Celebrate With ,

We're 5 years old! Please read the article in this
issue of the Star, and come this weekend to help us
celebrate the beginning of our sixth exciting year!

f.i.g Baptist kChrh .

Upstairs First Union Bank Building
Brce Duly, Pastor' Study: 227-2583 Chrth: 227-1180

New Covenant
The congregation of New
Covenant MWOC, located at 252'
Avenue "E" in Port St. Joe, cor-
dially invites everyone to attend
their annual church anniversary
celebration from January 9th
through the 11th.
They urge you to attend and
share a great and joyous time
with them during daily services
which will begin at 8 p.m. on
Friday, 10 a.m. on Saturday and
11 a.m. on Sunday.

Thank You, Friends
Thank you friends of Port St.
Joe and Gulf County for your
flowers, cards, letters and
prayers. What a wonderful
community we live in. We are
back home and enjoying the
peaceful quiet life of St. Joe.
Thanks to all of you-
Dr. and Mrs. San Pedro


Grace Baptist Observing Fifth Anniversary Sunday

By Bill Nelson, State Treasurer
and Insurance Comm.
Life is full of surprises-some
pleasant; some not.
When it comes to insurance,
consumers can and should take
particular care to avoid the
unpleasant ones. You can't
assume anything. You need to ask
questions and read the fine print
when planning or updating your
personal or family coverage. If you
don't, the financial consequences
can be severe.
For example, let's say your
home's plumbing suddenly burst
while you were away on a family
vacation, leading to costly water
damage. You breathed easier after
confirming that, your homeown-
ers' policy covered this unexpect-
ed and accidental loss.
Later, however, your shower
develops a pesky leak that's unre-
lated to the previous problem, but
nonetheless is causing water
damage. You put off fixing it,
assuming your insurance compa-
ny ultimately will pay for repairs.
Wrong! Too late, you discover
your policy does not cover such a
gradual and foreseeable loss.'
There are many other exclu-
sions for different types of Insur-
ance. The following are just a few
of the things you need to know.
Automobile Insurance

One common exclusion can
occur .when a policyholder regu-
larly drives another person's car,
For instance, a woman may drive
her cousin's car once a week to
run errands. For most insurance
companies, this qualifies as "reg-
ular use." Thus, the woman s own
policy would not provide any cov-
erage if she' had' a' serious acci-
dent causing damage beyond
whatfher cousin's policy covered.
Another auto insurance issue
involves enhancements you might
make to your vehicle. If you.want
the improvements covered, you
need, to consider adding an
"endorsement" to your policy.
Homeowners Insurance.
Many homeowners don't real-
ize that standard policies exclude
flood damage. Those seeking this
coverage must buy a separate
flood policy from thetr agent. The
federal government underwrites
such policies through the
National Flood Insurance
Program. For more information
A about this program -you may call

In light of Florida's vulnera-
bility to hurricanes, homeowners
here also need to be aware of any
"ordinance and law" exclusion in
their policy.
Here's how it works: let's say
you built- a home in 1977 when
the building code required con-
struction at least five feet off the
ground. In 1995, that require-
ment changed to 10 feet.
The necessary change in
design and building materials to
repair your home after a loss will
generate extra cost that a policy
with this exclusion will not cover.
You may obtain ordinance and
law coverage for an additional
premium, however, to pay for part
or all of this cost. State law has
required insurers to offer this cov-
erage for policies sold since June.
1994. .

SMany veteran who served in
bitterly cold locations during mili-
tary service may now be eligible
for Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA) benefits as, a result of a
change in how VA evaluates cold-
related injuries.
The change was published in
the December 24th Federal
Register and will become effective
in 30 days.
VA Acting Secretary Hershel
Gober said, The wait has been far
too, long for too many veterans,
but we are beginning to better
understand the long-term effects
of cold injuries. This knowledge is
the basis we needed to extend
benefits and health care to veter-
ans suffering from the effects of
exposure to extremely cold envi-
Gober last week was honored
by the Korean War Veterans
Group. The Chosin Few, for his
work on behalf of veterans injured
by the cold. The Chosin Few is
comprised, of veterans of a bloody
battle in driving snow and sub-
zero temperatures at the Chosin
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Another often overlooked
exclusion can come into play
when a policyholder runs a home
based business, especially if
clients or other contacts often
visit the property. For such an
,operation, you may need a special
policy insuring business liability
and equipment.
Accidental Death and' -
Consumers often confuse
accidental death and dismember-
ment policies with life or health
insurance. As the name implies,`
an accident must occur for the
insured to collect on an accidental
death and dismemberment claim.
, companies often market
these policies directly to the pub-
Slic :through mass mailings.
Although the .policies Include
many exclusions, consumers may
find such offers especially, entic-

VA has for years provided dis-
ability compensation for frostbite
and cold-related., injuries.,
However, previous criteria provid-.
ed only for evaluating cold injury -
to feet due to cold- for the purpose, ,
es of rating disabilities. Based on,;
current medical, knowledge of .
loig-term effects of cold injury,
the new rule revises the criteria to,
include injuries to any body part
due to cold exposure..
Conditions that may be relat-
qd to cold exposure include c
peripheral neuropathy, circulato-
ry problems. skin cancer in frost-
bite scars, chronic night pain.
arthritis of exposed parts and
fungal infections.
; During the past year, VA has
developed a training videotape
and conducted a nationwide tele-
conference to advise its physi-
clans on revisions in medical
examinations, which have been
developed to recognize the long-
term effects of cold injuries.
VA pays benefits to veterans
or their survivors for injuries or '"
illnesses veterans : incur, as 'a .
result of.. ir i,tar.'. s rice..
vlbnthly compensation rates cur-
rently range trom S94 for a 10-
percent disability to S 1.924, for ,a
disability rated at 100 percent.
Veterans with service-connected
disabilities also are entitled to
health care at VA medical centers
and outpatient facilities.
'Veterans or their survivors
,who wilsh to file claims can con-
tact the nearest VA regional office
at 1-800-827-1000 for informa-
tion and assistance.

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Secluded Dunes: 4BR,3.5 BA Gull front
in gated community with too many extras
to list. Bring offers $559,900-648,876.

Gulf Pines Sub. 3BR/2 BA Gulf Front '
PREMIER HOME. Quality construction,
75' Lot. Bring offers $329,900-378,876

Barrier Dunes 2BR/2.5 BA Townhome.
Gulf View with a full loft. Great rental
potential. Bring offers $140,000-170,000


Seashores Subd. 3BR/2.5 BA New
Stucco home, ceramic tile. white kitchen,
berber carpet. Bring offers 129,900-

P.S.J. Juniper Ave. 3BR,2 BA Stucco
home in quiet neighborhood. Outside
workshop, pool, fireplace Bring offers

P.S.J. Forest Park. 4BR/2.5 BA Two
story, in ground heated pool, white
kitchen, close to schools. Reduced to

P.S.J. 22nd Street. 3BR/2 BA. Outside
workshop & utility room. Fireplace, new
windows, schools. Bring offers $79,900 -

P.S.J. Garrison Ave. 4 BR/3 BA New
home, close to schools, white kitchen,
ceramic tile, tray ceiling. Bring offers
$130,000 -160,000

P.S.J. Palm Blvd. 3BR/2 BA New white
kitchen, 2 city lots, computer room, hard-
wood floors. Bring offers $72,900 -

L,OTS &-LAND: .'=-, t :t.: :.
i'dlfTrdnt-' Indidri Pass: Approx 50'x470' greal vidw bf St.,Vincent's Island, close to public boat launch. Greatbuilding site ibr- your
Vacation home, investment or primary residence Priced at $115,000. -
Gulf front Cape San Bias: Approx. 100' x 700'. large lot runs from the gulf to Cape San Bias Rd. Lots of dunes and vegetation
Great price at $150,000.
San Bias Shores Cape San Bias: White Sands Dr., Nice gulf view lot. Beach access, paved roads, only 300 ft. from the gulf,
(MOL). Great location. Priced at $28,000.
Dolphin Beach Cape San Bias: New planned subdivision. Beautiful wooded lots, 1/3 acre lots, magnificent view of Gulf and excel-
lent view of Bay. Prices S39,500-$52,500.
Surfside Estates Cape San Bias. 1/4 acre lots. Underground utilities, beach access, great prices for beach home sites. Or buy for
investment. Prices $15,000-$55,000.
Cape Plantation: 1/2 acre lots. Home lots that front a 18 hole golf course, also lots that front air stirp. Call today for some great
buys! Prices start $17,500 $35,000. "
Indian Lagoon landward C-30i 5 acres (MOL), owner will subdivide into two 2.5 acre lots. Great building site. Bring offers $65,900-


GULF PINES Lovely 3 BR/2BA nome. Good
view of the gulf. Access to beach via boardwalK
or walkway. Full kitchen., fireplace; open decks
on both living levels; partially furnished and is in
a great nergnoorhood! Priced at $165,000.

INDIAN PASS, 776 Indian Pass
Road. 2 BR/2 BA Gulf Frbnt, 4 year
ol d nome on beautiful Indian Pass
Beach. Neat and clean. Home has
excellent rental potential. Over 100' of
-' gulf frontage n -large lot. Also gives,
room for future development. This is
one of the nortest deals going on the
beach. Don't miss out! Priced at only $237.000 ,
CAPE VILLAS 2-D. 2 .BR/2.5
BA Townhouse, located at Cape
Villas, a Gulf Front townhouse
community. Unit being sold fur- NM
Snished.Has -several upgrades .
The scene from the deck offers a
panoramnic view of the pool and'
,ttie.'Gulf of 'Mexico. Excellent
rental potential for the investor.
Priced at $139,500.
BOARDWALK 128. Lovely 2 BR/2BA home
S" 'in maintained subdivision. Has large great room
which includes living room, dining area and
kitchen. Has screened and open deck. Price
price includes existing furnishings...ready to live
in.or rent. .Has fireplace with hearth, cen. h/a,
'carpet, concrete parking, etc. Has access to
Association POOL beach via boardwalk. Good
rental potential for investor. Price $109,000.

:9' ,..a', ,',a.- J. adx- ].1''.:'s'.51 .ThePrudential Real Estate AfiIltels. Inc.. a subsidiary of The Prudential Insumanco
': eC a pany ofAm rica Equal Housing Opportunity

SEAGULL BAY, UNITS "B" & '"D". '-- -
These are 2 bedroom, 2 bath units and
have approximately 1300 sq. ft. of living
area. Each unit has a-large great room
(Unit "B" has a cathedral ceilirig), and
both units have fireplaces. There is
deeded access to the beach. Units are
being sold in their present condition and
furnished as is. Unit "B" (upstairs northside) is $89,500. Unit "D" (downstairs -
northside) is $84,500. Great rental potential for the investor.
PENINSULA ESTATES CAPE SAN BLAS. 75'x220' building lot.
Only $15,000. Nice neighborhood. Close to state park.

INDIAN PASS 100' Gulf front lot at Indian Pass. Large lot; beautiful
beach, excellent view. Great building site for principal residence; vaca-
' tion home; good investment potential.

LAGOON FRONT, LOT $23,000. 100' wide ,located approximately 1
mile east of Indian Pass Raw Bar.

CAPE SAN BLAS. Gulf front lot; 100'x300'. Picture perfect sand
dunes; beach and sunsets. Great building site. Priced' at $209,900.

Subdivision Lovely building lot 75x220'. Excellent buy at only $15,000.
Located in quiet, nice neighborhood.

Tom Todd Realty, Inc.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Home Office: 2720 C-30
Sales (850) 229-2611 or
Rentals (850) 227-1501 or 800-876-2611
Branch Office: Barrier Dunes
Cape San Bias Road C-30E (850) 229-9800,
Thomas M. Todd, Licensed Real Estate Broker 0 ]L"



Small Yorkshire Terrier

Missing in the area of south end of Palm

Boulevard, Yaupon Street and 21 st

Street; three' to four weeks ago.

Please call 229-6706 or 227-3122 or

return to 1620 Palm Boulevard.
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Term Cold Injuries

Pudetiae ,. '" ReSOrt Realty of
PrudentialaI St. George Island,

(850) 227-2000
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Phone 227-1278 FAX 227-7 212
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EST at Port Theatre Antique Mall, Pt St. Joe.
Shop 'til midnight Wade Clark
Auctions, 850-229-9282. 10% Buyer's
Premium, AB 1239, AU 1737. 4ic 1/8

'95 Mercury Mystique GS, 4 door, air
cond., pw/locks, am/fin cassette,
cruise control, 24,000 miles, $10,400.
229-6151, evening, 229-9211. 2tc 1/8
'94 Camaro, $3,000 down, take over
payments of $276 for 2 years. 647-3730
after 7 p.m. Serious callers only.
3tc 1/8
1986 Toyota Tercel, good condition,
92,0900 miles, 81,200, great work car.
827-6872. ltp 1/8
1983 Mercedes, 300 TD, 32 mpg, excel-
lent condition, $5,250. 227-3889 any-
time. 2tp 1/1
GO CART 1996 one seater, 5 hp
engine, live axle & roll bar, has not had
much use. $625.00. Call 648-4222 after
5. tfc 12/4
1997 Toyota Tercel, tinted windows,
am/fin cassette, sport fin, must sell,
227-2551 or 227-1156. tfc 1/1

Casa Del Mar condo. St. Joe Beach, 2
bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath, washer, dryer,
furnish if needed: Call 229-6961 or
229-6061. tic 1/
Pine Ridge Apts., Port St. Joe, 227-
7451. Spacious 2 bdrm., apartments
available. Handicap apts. available also.
Rent starts at $265 per month, water,
sewer, garbage, wall to wall carpet mini
blinds included. 1, 2 or 3 bedroom.
Equal Housing Opportunity. Handicap
Wheelchair access. Voice TTY access.
352-472-3952. 4tc 1/8

Townhouse in Gulfaire, one bedroom
and loft. I bath, pool and tennis court,
prefer maitre person or couple, want-
ing long.termtrentalF-648-8007.2tp 1/8
House for rent,' 2 bedroom, central
heat/air in Wewa. 639-5552. Itc 1/8
Mobile home for rent, St. Joe Beach, 2
bedroom, I bath, $375 per month. No
pets, references required. 227-1795.
4tp 1/1
For Rent at Wewa: 14x70' 2 bedroom
fully furnished mobile home, $400
month. Util. furnished, extra nice,
absolutely NO pets. Call 648-5905 after
6 p.m. 2tc 1/1
MEXICO BEACH, Beach View, 2 bdrm.,
1 1/2 ba., townhouse, all appliances, 1
year lease, $500 month, $500 security;
850-233-3629. 4tc 12/18
For Rent: 3 bedroom, 2 bath. pool.
*- garage, 124 Selma. St. Joe Beach, $750
month. .First and last plus cleaning
deposit. 647-3461 or 1612-416-3711.
tic 1/1

Two bedroom furnished trailer In
Highland View, 8225 month. S150
deposit. 227-1260. tfc 1/11
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable
housing for the elderly and the hand-
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig.. fur-
nished, fully carpeted, I bdrm.. apts. on
Equal Oppor. 'Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
L, c 1/1
For Rent; quaint building, clean, small,
easy to decorate, ideal for small wed-
dings, receptions, dinners, great rates.
For information call 227-1278, or 227-
1776. tfc 9/25
Apartment for rent, Hwy. 98, Mexico
Beach, Lg. upstairs 2 bdrm. cable,
water, garbage furnished, $500 month,
$500 deposit. optional lease. 648-4384
or 648-5139. tfc 1/1
For Rent: Several beach front and gulf
view executive type homes and town-
homes available at off-season monthly
rates until April 1, 1998. For complete
details call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. 648-5777 or 1-800-874-
5073. tfc 1/1
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
S pets.' 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 1/1
1,200 sq. ft. office space, located on
Hwy. C-30, $750 month, includes utili-
ties. Call 227-1774. tfc 1/1
One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill, reason-
able. Call 912-246-1250. tfc 1/1
One bedroom apartment. Call 229-2727
or 229-9000. tic 1/1




House with fenced backyard, storage
shed with laundry hookup, 2 bd/1
bath, $300 month. Call Sandy at
Hannon Realty, Inc., 227-1450.
Townhouse, 2 bd/2 1/2 ba,
$500/month. Call Sandy at Hannon
Realty, Inc., 227-1450.
House on Marvin Ave., 3 bd/1 bath, no
pets. $400/month. Call Sandy at
Hannon Realty, Inc., 227-1450.
Storage Units Now Available! Bayou
Storage serves Cape San Blas, Simmons
Bayou and the Port St. Joe area. 5x10;
20x10 and 10x20. Located next to Todd
Land Development in Simmons Bayou.
Call 229-8397 or 227-2191 (weekends).
S tfc 1/1

* 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, dishwasher
& stove, fully carpeted. No pets.
*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.
S tUc 1/1

Yard Sale: Sat., Jan. 10th, 8 a.m. to 1
p.m., 105 Westcott Circle, PSJ.
Sectional sofa sleeper w/reclining ends,
tables, lamps, Fisher' stereo, system
w/CD player, clothes, toys, tools, and
other misc. Items. ltp 1/8
Yard Sale, Sat., Jan. 10, 8 to 12. Pots,
pans, bar stools, dishes, clothes and
other items. 1005, Marvln Ave., Itc 1/8
Garage Sale: Saturday, Jan. 10 at 8:30
a.m. until. 712'Gulfaire Dr. Rain or
shine. Toys, electronics, various music
cassettes, prom dress, clothes, suitcas-
es, knick knacks, and lots of other
goodies. Itp 1/8

Yard Sale: 520 7th SL., Saturday. 8 a.m.
S2. p.m. Entertainment center. games,
jeans, pictures, stuffed animals, dress-
es, misc. Itc 1/8
Storage Shed Sale: Everything must go. ,
Antiques, collectibles, used furniture,
Hwy 71 and Garrison Ave., PSJ.
Saturday, Jan. 10th, 8-4 only. 850-827-
2315. Itc 1/8
Yard Sale: 220 Nan Nook .Rd., Mexico
Beach, gas space heater, twin box
springs & mattress, comforter sets. and'
etc. January 10. 8 a.m.-,, '.' tc 1/8.
Yard Sale: Washer, dryer, refrigerator,
stove. anuques. something for everyone,
Floore's farm at Overstreet. Saturday.

Cooks needed, train under chef. Apply
In person at Toucan's Restaurant. No
calls please. tfc 1/8
CNA's, part time. Bay St. Joseph Care.
Center. Apply in person' at 220 9th St.,
Port St. Joe. 4tc 1/8
Experienced' carpenters, need trans-
portation and tools, Great pay. Call
648-8914 or 653-8019. 2tc 1/8
Experienced nail tech needed. For
very busy salon on St. George-Island.
850-927-3500. Uc /1
House cleaner. Inspector. full time posi-
tion, benefits. Transportation required..
-Weekend work in season. Property man-
agement office. Call Fantasy Properties
for interview. 648-5146. Itc 1/8
Reception ist/ Reservat onlst: property
management office, requires customer
interface, good telephone skills, com-
puter experience.. Full time position,
with benefits. For our new St. Joe Bay.
office, Fantasy Properties, Inc., call-
648-5146. tic 1/8

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FOUND: WATCH January 5. Call 227- Used dishwasher,. runs good, $35. 229-
1479 and identify make and color of 8978. It 1/8
metal and pay $3.60 for this ad.

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' Honda Scooter, blue, needs tune up,
I has new battery, will sacrifice, $600.
Call 648-3029 after 4 p.m. Itc 1/8

Two double beds & frames, each $25.
Also 6 drawer dresser & mirror in good
cond. $50. Call 229-6097 after 5:00
Roadmaster- air trainer, exercise bike- p.m. Itp 1/8
w/electronic monitor program, cost
$300. sacrifice $150. Used 2: months. Rattan sleeper, sofa and love seat,
Call 648-3029 after 4 p.m. Itc 1/8 excellent condition, $200. 648-8413.
,tp 1/8

Large two bedroom mobile home for'
sale, renovation not completed, $4,600. :
As is. 648-5229. ltc 1/8"-

Cat Walker wheels, like new, $125. Call
648-3029 after 4.p.m. It .1/8
Two, mattress sets for sale, standard'
double, size, $25 per set. 648-8121.
Itc 1/81

Futon, pine painted, 1 cream, 4" mat-
tress, good extra bed, $200. 647-8357. .
Itp 1/8
Electric stove, 30", bone color, works
good, S50. Call 227-3425. li 1/S"
Henry Link entertainment center, $450.
Girls' bike $25; boys' roller blades. S10:
Loggy Bayou tree stand. S50. Washer
and dryer. 850 for both. Call.227-7200
days or 227-2191 before 10:00 p.m. "
Itc 1/8'
71"x47" white Whirlpool bath w/pump, :
6 hydromassage jets. two pillow Inserts,'
brand new, S800. 227-1797. Itp 1/8
8'xl0' area rug,, company blue, mauve'
trim. 229-8649. 2tc 1/8

Must Sell Immediately! Buy factory
direct. Save $$$ on SteelMaster Penn-
sylvania Outdoor Show Demonstrator
Building. Great Backyard Shop /?
Garage. Call NOW! 1-800-341-7007.
Serious Inquiries Only. 2tp 1 / I

Bookkeeping Service
STax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave. ----
Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8581

Cabinets, Custom Mantles,
Furniture, Trim.,
S' Bb/Janna Rinehart

Free Estimates RF 0066770
pd. thm 4/2/98

Independent Marketing RPe. # 119212
107 Sunset Circle Port St. Joe,

TLC Lawn Service _
Catering to All Your Lawn
Service Needs
t.lo...irg Trlmrrirg Clean Outs MO'lI.
Cuiring. SprO'ing Frnilizirg. Larnao o rig
and t.l1lr,.r Sprli,'kler Repair.
Ref. Available. 229-6435

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Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
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Antique white table & 6 chairs, $150.
Call 648-3029 after 4 p.m. Itc 1/8

-[' Scout electric mobility scooter for sale,
, used indoors, excellent condition. 647-
J 5239 or 850-670-8865. 2tp 1/1

FREE CASH GRANTS! College, Scholar-
ships. Business. Medical bills. Never
Repay. Toll Free 1-800-218-9000, ext.
G-9513. 4tp 12/18

FREE puppies to .good home, 6 weeks
old, lab mix. Call 229-6683. Itp 1/8;
There's a BIG difference in liquid worm-
(229-2727) about ALL NEW HAPPY I
JACK LIQUI-VICT. Discover the differ- .
encel 6tc 12/18

-1985 14x70' 2 bdrm., 2 ba. mobile
home w/3 acresof land with 2 out-
buildings, deep well. Ig. deck in White
City. $39.000 OBO. 827-2838 after 5
p.m. fc 12/:18

Auto Rates Have
Been Rpduceld!,
Ca, Hannon Insurance,
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Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Ue,. #RC0050321i
Port St. Joe Call 2296326
Mobile 899-0219 or 899-0218

RC "C,0.m363
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs;,
"Where Quality Is Higher Thann Prce"
229-8631 i
"' tic 1/1

Household Repairs
Painting, Interior/Exterior ,'Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
(850) 229-1051.
tfc I/I

St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112

5X10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A




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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. heating &
cooling. Location 103 20th St., PSJ
(904) 229-8409. By appointment only.
Lots on Dead Lakes, West Arm Section.
Call 639-5920. tfc 1/1
For!sale by owner: two story new home,
2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2 bath, mas-
ter, bdrm., 22'x16' with garden tub,
sunken den w/fireplace and home the-
atre system with surround sound. Front
and rear porch, 12'x16' util. shed. By
appt. only. 101 Yaupon, 229-6411:
Two bdrm., 1 ba. mobile home for sale
on 1 1/2 lot at Beacon Hill. Owner
financing. $35,000. $5,000 down. New
appliances, new air cond. Call Billy
Carr, 227-2020 or 227-6556.
tfc 1/1
Beautiful town home, Barrier Dunes,
completely redone. Can see ocean from
all 3 decks. Many extras, some furni-
ture stays. Call 227-3351. tfc 1/I
3 bedroom. 1 bath brick home on shad-
ed corner, lot in Highland View. Cen.
h/a, fireplace, new carpet in living area,
utility room, storage and boat shed,
842.500. 227-1604. tfce /1

Cavalier Zone 3 mobile home, 3 bd., 2
ba., deck. garden tub & many extras.
acreage available. 227-2521 or 229-
8002. tfc 1/1
Spacious 3 bdrm., 2 ba. manufactured
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75'xl50' lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 1/1
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with septic
tank & well. $2,500 down. 8132.16 mo.
Call George, 229-6031. tfc 1/1

Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding
S Area for 1'5 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, &
Electrical Repairs
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Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
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All Type Electrical Work ..
24 Hr. Service
UC. ER0013168* INSURED .

3 bdrm., 1 ba. house w/fireplace, cen.
h&a on 1/2 acre lot at Howard Creek.
$35,000. 827-2128. tfc 1/1
3 BR masonry home with large in-
ground pool,. $69,500. MUST SELL!
229-9282 Days, 229-2580, evenings.
tfc 1/1

1/2 acre lots on
paved county road,
septic tanks, wells,
natural gas, ready
to move onto.
$16,000. Owner
financing with 10%
down. Call Billy
Carr, 227-2020,
tic 1/1

WANTED TO BUY: Washer and electric
dryer, also large refrigerator. Call 229-
6961 or 229-6062. tfc 1/8

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Jeff Wood 227-1559
Lawn Care, Edging,
Trimming, Mowing,
Odd Jobs, Insured
S /1

S Paint, Stain & Pressure Wash Interior & Exterior
Drywall Repair,,Ceiling Texture & Wall Paper Commercial,
Residential & Industrial New Construction & Renovations
Ma -- Toll Experienced, Reasonable, & Free Estimates ......
Maket dsod Toll Free 1.888-256-1318 or (850) 227-3376 4Api/i
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Steve's Painting Service
STEVE AILES Call 647-8314
Experienced Insured Reasonable Free Estimates.
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St. Joe Glass & Mirror
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The Receiver of the assets of Rigel CSSF Joint
Venture ("Rgel CSSF") appointed pursuant to the
Order of the United States District Court for The
District of Massachusetts ("Court") dated March 18,
1997. is offering for sale certain real property located in
Port St. Joe. Florida and assets used or useful in cable
television systems serving residents in the Georgia
counties ofAppling (City of Surrency). Brantley (City of
Hoboken). Bullock (Portal) Burke (Midville and City of
Sardis). Chatham (Port Wentworth). Efflngham (City of
Guyton). Glascock (City of Gibson), Jefferson (City of
Stapleton). Lee (City of Smithville), Sumter (City of
Leslie and City of Plains and Cobb/Lake
Blackshear/Desoto). and the Florida County of Gulf
(Port St. Joe).
The-Receiver has entered into an Asset Purchase
Agreement ("Agreement") dated September 17. 1997.
subject to approval of the Court. to sell substantially all
of the assets of Rigel CSSF for a cash purchase price of
$2,800,000. The Receiver will entertain higher or better
offers equal to or greater than $2,850,000. Interested
purchasers should submit higher or better offers to the
Receiver in writing by 5:00 p.m. on or before January
29. 1998. Parties submitting higher or better offers will
be required to deposit with the Receiver $200.000 in
certified funds as a refundable deposit towards the
purchase price and provide satisfactory evidence of the
ability to pay in cash the balance of any offer to pur-
chase the assets. Parties submitting higher or better
offers will be required to appear at a hearing to be held
on February 5, 1998 at 4:00 p.m. at the United States
District Court. John W. McCormack Building, U.S. Post
Office and Courthouse. Boston. Massachusetts.
The assets offered by the Receiver consist of the
*,. following (1) real property: the real property located at
503 Third Street. Port St. Joe. Florida consisting of an
office building and real property identified as Lot 1.
Block 11 and Lot 3, Block 11 of the City of Port St. Joe.
Florida, according to the official map thereof on file in
the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court. Gulf County.
Florida and headend receiving site location on Niles
Road In Port St. Joe, Florida; and (2) personal proper-
ty: Satellite dishes, earth stations, towers, power sup-
plies. descramblers. modulators. scramblers, anten-
nas. equipment racks.: taps. line splitters, receivers.
coaxial cable, amplifiers, and other equipment neces-
sary for providing cable television services, customer.
lists, headend:'leases,' Crossing Agreements. Pole'
Attachment Agieements, and copies of all records
including billlng'and it6er databases .
FOR MORE INFORMATION, prospective pur-
chasers should immediately contact:
S: Robert- Maccini. Receiver
S.Media Services Group. Inc.
170 West6nnster Street
S*': i Suite 701 ,
Providence. RI 02903
Telephone:' (401) 454-3130
Fax: (401) 454-3131 :
4tc. December 18 arid 25. 1997, and January 1 and
8. 1998. 1 .. "
JIM FAISON; as Trustee of the Duren

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Family 1992 Trust,
vs. CASE NUMBER: 97-379
Last Known Address: 3401 Pepperhlll Road,
Lexington, Kentucky 40502
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title to the following described property in Gulf
County. Florida. to-wit:
Lot 1. Block "I" Gulf Aire Phase IV, an
unrecorded subdivision located in Section
32, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf
County.,Florida,'and being more particularly
described as follows:
Commencing at the point of intersection of
the Northeasterly R/W line of U.S. Highway
98 (State Road No. 30) with the South line of
Section 32. Township 6 South. Range 11
West, Gulf County, Florida as same is shown
on record plat of Port St. Joe Beach Unit Two,
as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2.
Page 6. Public Records of Gulf County,
Florida; thence S8952'49"W along said
South line for 22.105 feet to an Iron rod that
is 33.00 feet Northeasterly of and at right
angle to the centerline of said U. S. Highway
98: thence N39*51'00"W along said
Northeasterly R/W line for 521.37 feet to a
concrete monument: thence N5009'00"E for
790.34 feet: thence N41*16'54"W, 319.41 feet
for the Point of Beginning: thence continue
N41,'16'54-W, 127.91 'feet: thence
N514'13"E. 16.28 feet: thence N8938'32"E,
135.09 feet to the point of curvature of a
curve to the right, said curvehaving a central
angle of 49*04'34" and a radius of 67.00 feet;
thence Southeasterly along the arc of said
curve for 57.39 feet, said arc having a chord
bearing and distance of.S6549'll"E. 55.65
feet to the point of tangency of said curve:
thence S48'43'06"W. 137.00 feet to the Point
of Beginning.
has been filed against you arid you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any. to it on
Jack G. Williams, Attorney at Law, Plaintiffs attor-
ney, whose address is Post Office Box 2176, Panama
City. FL 32402-2176, on or before the 21 day of'
January, 1998, and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court. either before service on the Plaintiffs
attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a
defaultwill be entered against 'you for the relief'
demanded in the Complaint. ,
WITNESS my hand and official seal of this,
Court on this 18 day of December, 1997. .
Clerk of Circuit Court

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2tc, January 1 and 8, 1998.
& Development Co. the holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 101
Year of Issuance 1995
Application No. 97-22
R.E.' No. 01077-000 '
Description of Property:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Beginning at the Northeast
Corner of Section 13. Township 6 South. Range 9
West: thence running West along the North boundary
line of said Section 13 a distance of 1380 feet; thence
run South 200 feet for the Point of Beginning: thence
run South 210 feet: thence run West 210 feet; thence
run North 210 feet: thence run East 210 feet to the
Point of Beginning, and being in the' Northwest
Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 13,
Township'6 South, Range 9 West.
Name in which assessed:
J. T. Murff, and J. T. Murff, Jr.
All of said property being in the Gulf County, State of
Florida. .
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate will ':
be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the'
Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00, A.M.. E S T., on
Wednesday, the 14th day of January 1998.
Dated this 1.0th day of December, 1997.
BY:,s/sRebecca L. Norris '. ,
Deputy Clerk
4tc. December 18 and 25, 1997. and January 1 and,
8. 1998 ... .

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businesses to file sales tax
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encouraging results, prompting
to launch plans for offering the
system to similar taxpayers
throughout the state.
The businesses .qualifying for
the voluntary telefile option are
those that do not owe any tax but'
still mustfile a DR-15EZ sales tax
return. The business dials a toll-
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550-6713, and. follows voice
prompts to enter the necessary
.information via touch-tone
phone. The system is available 24
hours a day, seven days a week.
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showed that' taxpayers liked tele-
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AARP Tax Aide Classes to Begin

Wewahitchka High School
has selected Sarah Bailey to
attend the Hugh O'Brian Youth
Foundation (HOBY), North Florida
Leadership Seminar. Area public
and private schools were asked
recently to select a student to
attend the seminar to be held on
May 8, 9, and 10 in Tallahassee.
HOBY leadership seminars
bring together a select group of
high school sophomores with
groups of distinguished leaders in

From the Principa

business, government, education
and the. professions to discuss
present and future Issues.
The goal of the seminars is to
provide the youths with a stimu-
lating forum for learning about
the American incentive system
and democratic process while
broadening their understanding
of their own leadership potential.
Local General Federation 'of
Women's Clubs and. Kiwanis
Clubs provide sponsorship to'stu-


High School .

by Larry A. Mathes

Away We Go!
January 6th, all students and
teachers returned from a long,
hopefully relaxing holiday, anx-
o ious to tackle new schedules and
new challenges. Well, at least,
- -, that's the way it should bel My
New Year's resolutions are to stay
focused afid positive, and to lose
weight (annual goal!) I certainly
hope to reach 100% of my goals.
Clayton Wooten has left us to
move to the elementary school
down the .road as principal, a
position with which he is very
familiar. It has caused us to
reshake our teacher schedule
somewhat to cover his departure,
but we will adjust as always.
The Gators are. finally sport-
ing a new basketball scoreboard-r-
not the fanciest, but it works, the
numbers change and everything,
so it will be a little easier to keep
up with the games. Donations to
pay for it will be appreciated.
During the holidays the boys'
varsity played in Bronson High
School's Tournament, winning
one and losing two. Now it's back
to the regular grind, starting with
Sneads Friday .night. Our girls
have already started back and will
face Blountstown at home
Thursday night. Then they'll hit'
the road for a week.
Congratulations to David
Ortiz, WHS student who is still
participating in the Knights of
Columbus sponsored spelling
bee. He's due to tackle the state, if
I understood correctly, in his next
Welcome back to our students
who made the trip to France-
what a great opportunity to expe-
rience more of what this world
has to offer.
Report cards are due to go out
by students Tuesday the 13th of
January, next week. Insist that
your student show it to you!!
Our students have done well
so far this year. Those taking the
HSCT tests led the county, and on
a report of students from last year
who were tested for college readi-
ness, our students again did well.
But now we must put that
- performance behind us and pre-
pare for the testing blitz that is
starting shortly. Eighth and tenth
grade students will bear the
brunt, with the new FCAT series
testing the math, reading and
communication skills, and the
State Wriung Assessment tests for
eighth and tenth graders will

check writing skills against the.
state norms.
Then, eighth and' tenth
graders will participate in another
statewide field test of writing
skills and seven through 11 will
finish later in the spring with
CTBS testing. Students do learn
from testing, thank goodness. but
we're still going to hold our breath
until all the scores are back.
I hope you had a safe holi-
day-I know David Bidwell and
Gerald Lewter enjoyed this
Christmas most of all!

Our best wishes to our read-
ers for the new year and a chal-
lenge also-to read the Bible
through in 1998. Twelve minutes
a day of reading is all it takes to
complete the entire- sixty-six
. books. .
The first semester is complete
and grades have been issued.
Report cards will be sent home
with the students on Thursday,
January 8.
We are disturbed about the
theft of the American flag from
our flagpole during the holidays.
Even the brass clips were cut
from the ropes. It is distressing to
have this happen in our little
town and to our little school. We
would ask that the guilty parties
return it to us as soon as possi-
Monday, December 15, Karen
Phelps, the. puppet director at
First Baptist Mexico Beach.
brought a wonderful puppet show
to students at chapel. The pup-
pets sang several favorite
Christmas carols while students
sang along.
We've had several students
join us or return 'during the last
few weeks. We welcome Caisey
Spriggs in grade five, Matthew
Williams in grade six, Meghan
Williams in grade three, and
Ashley Creamer in Grade 11.
Joining us for the new semes-
ter will be Ron Brown in grade

S lo w D At
School Crossings

dents attending the seminar.
The Hugh O'Brian Leadership'
Foundation was established by.
the popular actor Hugh O'Brian
following a visit to Africa where he
was inspired by a meeting with
Dr. Albert Schweitzer. '
HOBY has provided leader-
ship seminars for 40 years. Over
14.500 high school sophomores .,
will attend seminars in 50 states
and Canada this year.

The time is fast approaching
for the classes to begin for the
education of AARP Tax-Aide
counselors in preparation for the
tax season. You can still enroll for
the class beginning on January
12th by either calling Martha
Rommes at 648-8418, or by just
coming by the Stiles Brown
Senior Center at 9 a.m. (ET) on
that date.
The classes will be held three
days a week for a two week period
and you will be expected to pass
an IRS prepared test (open book)
during this period.
The actual tax preparation
period will begin on- Monday,
February 2 and counselors will be
available from' 1 to 5 p.m. at the
Senior Center each Monday there-
after. The Florida Intangible Tax
can also be prepared.
This service will be open to all
low income and senior citizens

from Highland View Elementary School
from Highland View Elementary School

Welcome back to Hurricane terri-
tory where the v.inds of excellence
doth blow! We've had a good year
so far, and are looking forward to
the Spring semester where the *
eagles lly and the porpoise swim.

three, Ryan Brown in K-5, .and :
Trenten Phillips in K-3. We have
space in all classes and welcome
inquiries and sitss to our school.
Students in grades K-5
through grade four will be dis-'
missed this nextsemester at 1:45
p.m. Students who must stay
until 2:45 p.m. will be cared for by
Barbara Barnes in the K-4 room.
This may be a bit confusing until
everyone has settled into the new.
routine. Please be patient with ius
and with your children.

Kim and Bobby Nobles-A baby
girl. Catherine Elizabeth (Katie)
arrived on December 31. 1997.
WELCOME .. to Hurricane,
Territory-Jennifer Haun (6) who
really isn't new, but has moved
back to Port St. Joe: Sean '(5),
Courtney (2). and Ashley (K)
Thompson who came from
Alaska; Ryan Parlette (6) from
Phoenix, Arizona: and Jeffery
Simpson. who came from
Crestvmew. Utah.
Christine (6) and Connie (5)
Saulman who have moved to,
Niceville; Kyle Stansell to Georgia;
and Sarah Harshman, who has
moved to Panama City.
FCAT .:. (Florida Compre-
hensive Assessment Test) will be '
administered on January 27 and

with standard income tax forms.
The counselors are not permitted
to do certain business or rental
property returns under the pro-

Consider the service you can
offer to others by participating in
this program.

Big Bend Health

Council Meeting

Sarah Bailey Will Represent

Wewa High at HOBY Seminar

Gulf Community Health Task
Force Needs Assessment.
The first two sections of the
1998 District Health Plan will be
presented for acceptance into the
plan. The 1992-96 Hospital
Utilization Trend Report will be
presented for acceptance by the
The public is invited to attend
and will be given an opportunity
to comment.

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
JANUARY 12 16, 1998

MON- Corn Dog. Corn. Juice,
Milk and Fruit Cobbler.
TUES-- Cheeseburger. Fruit/
Peaches. Corn'. Bread, Milk
and Raisin Biscuit.
WEDS- Chicken w/Rice,
English Peas. Fruit Cup, Rolls
and Milk.
THURS- Spaghetti w/Meat
Sauce & Cheese, Tossed
Salad, Green Beans, Roll and
FRI- Chili Dog w/Meat
Sauce, Cole Slaw, French
Fries, Milk and Cookie.

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The Big Bend Health Council
meeting will be held 'on
Wednesday, January 12 at 2 p.m.
(ET) in the conference room of the
Gadsden County. Health
Department in Quincy.
Bradley Coulter, Director of
the Florida Tobacco Free
Coalition, will discuss the anti-
smoking campaign and other
tobacco related issues.
Deborah Trocki. District 1. 2.
and 3 CHPA Director, will discuss
with the council a proposed letter
of agreement to share staff
,between NWF/BBHC/CHPA.
Brenda Martin. from Bay
County, and Doug Kent, from
Gulf County, will give a progress
report on the Bay, Franklin and

28 for grades four and .,five.
Session I will be given on the 27thi
and Session II on the 28th' of
Fourth graders 'will take the
reading tests, and fifth graders
the math tests.
Students will receive a copy of
the Keys To FCAT which Mill be
reviewed by the teachers and stu-
dents and then will be sent home.
Please; take the time to go over
this information with your stu-
dent, so that you are aware of how
the student will.use the instru-
ment for his/her benefit.
assessment test will be given on
February 10th for fourth graders
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