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 15, 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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St. Joseph Bay
Slory on Page 1B

GFC Stocking
Striped Bass
See where on Page 7A

Port St. Joe & Wewa
Highs' Basketball
Stats. Photos on Pages 7A & 8A

Gulf County's
Health Report Card
More on Page 4A

Youth Prepare to
Begin Ball Seasons
Details on Pages 7A & 8A


USPS 518-880 The Star On Line at hitp://www.hointown.corn/star 320 Per Copy 3

Good News! .. Industrial Park Attracts New Plant

Seven acres which lie to
Airport have already beencl




Approved Pupil
Progression Plan

The meeting opened with ap-
proval of a pupil progression plan
and the budget summary for No-
vember. Mention was made of the
lawsuit involving Florida Coast
Paper Company, Supt. Kelley
commented that he was told It Is
now in the hands of lawyers and
no time frames have been esU-
mated for settling the dispute
over the company's personal
property assessment.
To assist with cash flow the
board decided to postpone coat-
ing the Wewahitchka track.
Regarding construction mat-
ters, Supt. Kelley met with Bayne
Collins, design consultant, earlier
in the week and discussed the
plans for renovating Port St. Joe
Elementary. The plans are almost
complete and 'the ;board will be
meeting with' Mr. Collins nekt
week to review the proposal.
Discussion was held on the
appropriation of recent state
funds, called Classroom First mo-
nies, totaling approximately $1.8
million bonded or $123,000 for
S 20 years. The funds may assist
with the construction of Port St.
,W Joe Elementary, In addition to
the half-cent sales tax. An updat-
ed facility plan will be done and
the project priority list will be re-
Board members voiced the
need to establish pay scales for
reference in establishing fairness
and consistency in salary struc-
(See SPENDING on Page 3)

the left of the runway of Costin industry building. Construction will get under way, tenta-
eared to accommodate the new tively, the first of March.

A new firm, Scandy White Boats, Inc., duction in Blountstown. This will be the
will manufacture sport fishing boats similar company's second manufacturing site, locat-
to the one shown. The firm is already in pro- ed at the Industrial Air Park.

Will Furnish Employment to

About 60 in First Few Months
Gulf County's economic picture has taken a turn to "good news" as
up to ,125 new jobs are announced at, the Gulf County Commission meet-
ing Tuesday evening.,
Local businessman and company shareholder Dennis Weaver told
the board that Scandy, White Boats. Inc. has selected Gulf County Air
Park (Jones Home-stead) as the location for its second boat manufactur-
ing plant.
Scandy White hopes to start manufacturing boats from a seven acre
site adjacent to Costin Airport within four to six months. Weaver said.
He further outlined plans to hire 20 employeesto begin training at
the firm's Blountstown plant as soon as possible, and up to 60 more over
the next few months; then expand to approximately 125 employees
within 18 to 24 months.
County commissioners unanimously agreed to draw up a resolution
for board consideration requesting Department of Transportation grant
funds through Enterprise Florida for the construction of a roadway and
infrastructure for access to the air park property on Cessna Drive.
"This is a great opportunity for Gull County. They (Scandy White)
seem to have several malor contracts, lined up and are an established
boat building company," board chairman Warren Yeager commented.
; Project, Overview
- Production goal to produce 300 Scandy White boats per month-a
tunnel draft boat designed to operate in shallow water efficiently and
- Hire 20 employees to begin training as soon as possible, up to 60
within four to six months, and approximately 125 when the plant's in
full production within 18 to 24 months (with full benefit packages;
- Construction of 82,000,000 dollar: "high-tech" boat building plant
complete with robotic welders and computer driven aluminum cutting
torches. (Hope to start construction in March '98 and start boat pro-
duction in July '98),
- Estimated payToll of S250.000 to $300,000 per month: 810 to 812 mil-
lion per, year.
Accepting Applications Now
Wayne White. president of Scandy White, and Dennis Weaver said-.
the firm is accepting applications to fill 20 job.,positions now. ..
Employees with one to five years experience in mig and tig aluminum
welding, as well as electricians, mechanics, upholsterers and mainte-
nance personnel, are being sought by the firm.
Gulf County's Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tamara
Laine said applications could be picked up, filled out and left at the
chamber office in the Port St. Joe City Hall. Office hours are weekdays
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
* White said after applications are reviewed applicants would be called
to set up interviews for possible employment.
Marina Complex and Airport Feasibility Study
Part of the marketing strategy for Scandy White is to have the plant
located near the marina facility, being constructed in Port St. Joe, so that
they can test and demonstrate the boats, Weaver told commissioners
during his presentation to the board.
Another important strategy is to use the air park facility to fly
prospective clients to and from the manufacturing facilities. Scandy
White is very interested in the current airport feasibility study being con-
(See NEW INDUSTRY on Page 3)

County EDC Tentatively Coming Under Chamber's Umbrella

Gulf County's Economic:
Development Committee may be
taking on a whole new structure
after action approved by county
commissioners during Tuesday's
EDC Chairman Joe Danford
brought a recommendation to the
board from the EDC to place them
under the umbrella of the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce.
Board members briefly dis-
cussed 'the idea before unani-
mously voting to follow the EDC's
The decision is contingent
upon the Chamber's Board of
Directors and county commis-

sioners ironing out the organiza-
tion and structure of the EDC and
its transfer.
Tamai-a Laine, Gulf County-
Chamber of Commerce Director.
commented to The Star after: the
meeting that the, directors have
discussed the idea and are favor-
able to the concept. ..
The two groups will begin
hashing out -the details over, the
next few weeks.
Danford also presented a rec-
ommendation to the board asking
that the EDC's current committee
membership remain intact.
The board unanimously
agreed to the committee recom-

The EDC has scheduled a
training session for Saturday,
January 31 to look at long range
strategic economic planning.
Discuss Animal Shelter
Carolyn Lee approached the
board on behalf of the St. Joseph
*Bay Humane Society presenting
them with a sketch of the pro-
posed animal shelter and to dis-
cuss problems with the proposed
location behind the courthouse
She gave board members
copies of the nearly 4,000 square
foot proposed complex and asked

them to review the drawing.
Mrs. Lee also- pointed out that
the proposed site behind the
courthouse didn't have adequate
access and asked for the board's
help to locate a suitable location.
Board chairman Warren
Yeager said he felt sure the board
would be willing to look at other
locations away from residential
"The board has shown L will-
ingness to work with the Humane
Society and will work to find a
suitable location," Yeager said.
Work Crew Meeting
Gulf Correctional Institute

Director Henry Alford requested a
meeting January 22 at 3:00 p.m.
(CT) at GCI's complex to discuss
the county's inmate labor pro-
The cities of Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka were also requested
to attend the meeting.
In his letter to the board,
Alford noted that Regional
Director Richard Kirkland would
also be present at the meeting.
"We believe this meeting will
be beneficial and will bring light of
what Gulf Correctional Institution
is currently doing with the inmate
(See EDC on Page 3)

Don't Hang Up: Your Community Health Task Force Is Calling

In Attempt to Pinpoint Reasons for
Local People Suffering Certain Diseases
The Gulf County Health Department, working with the Bay, Gulf and
Franklin Community Health Task Force, will be conducting needs
assessment surveys the last weeks of January.
The Comr4unity Health Task Force is made up of individuals from
numerous health care, social service and other types of organizations
who are concerned that the residents of Bay, Gulf and Franklin counties
could be living longer, healthier and safer lives.
The Community Health Task Force was formed in response to sever-
al disturbing statistics which showed that the rates of illness and death
due to certain diseases among residents of the three counties were far
above the statewide averages, and they wanted to know why.
This initial question led to others about the health and safety of the
communities, and the task force decided that it was time to do something

to improve the health of residents in the three counties.
The first part of this health improvement project will be a complete
assessment of the health of residents in the three counties. While there
is a great deal of information about the numbers of people who are affect-
ed by various diseases, the task force is trying to discover why some dis-
eases such as heart disease, cancer, liver disease and others are taking
a heavier toll among residents in this area of the state.
The task force also wants to get better information on a number of
other factors about which little is concretely known, for example, how
many people have health care coverage, do people have difficulty in see-
ing a doctor or are there reasons why they don't routinely see a physi-
cian, do people know there are a number of things they can do as indi-
viduals to lower the chances that they will acquire certain diseases.
To gather this information, the task force will be conducting a tele-
phone survey of randomly selected residents during the evening hours of
the last few weeks of January. The task force is asking residents to
please, don't hang up. Take the time to answer the questions and give
your opinions on a few issues in the counties.

The information which residents give will help to formulate plans on
how the three counties can become even healthier places in which to live,
and how the incidence of certain diseases might be slowed.
The telephone survey will last about 20 minutes and it will be com-
pletely anonymous. Phone numbers will be generated at random, names
will never be asked and there will be no way to connect the answers
which a resident gives to who he/she may be.
What is important is that the task force will get a better picture of
what is going on in Bay, Gulf and Franklin counties, better understand
what problems may exist, and find solutions that will improve the lives
of residents in the counties. What residents have to say in response to
the survey is important, so please help your communities. Don't hang up.
For more information on the Community Health Task Force, contact
Judy Whitis at 872-7780 or Dr. Richard Taylor at Bay Medical Center,
769-1511. For more information on the survey, contact Ronald R. Brown,
Ph.D. at the Big Bend Health Council, 872-4128 or Gulf County Health
Department Administrator Douglas M. Kent at 227-1202.



The Star


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WE DON'T LIKE TO editoralize on matters of national im-
portance because we don't have either the information nor the
time to research the facts on national questions to intelligently
form an opinion, one way or another. Too, we know that a politi-
cian championing a matter can usually omit or embellish his set
of facts to reasonably justify his position. When, if the unbiased
truth were known; we would be opposed to his proposal.
We don't pretend to be even a 'barber shop' expert on nation-
al matters. We have our opinion, of course, but it is usually
based on thoughts, not on facts. Mogt of us have this point of
reference we must rely on, but not everybody is loath to express
their opinions. It's different, however, when that opinion is re-
duced to writing.
WITH THE PRESIDENT'S latest actions we have no com-
punctions based on lack of facts. The facts are out in the open
for everyone to see.
It has been announced that for the first time in decades, the
U. S. is facing a balanced budget this year. No borrowing, no go-
ing in the 'red', no providing any services on credit. So the next
news is, what to do with the small surplus which is expected to
be generated? How can we best spend it where it is most need-
Several weeks ago, President Clinton niade a point of oppos-
ing the spending of the small surplus in any other manner ex-
cept paying on the past debt.
That makes sense.
America would gain considerable prestige-not to mention,
fiscal responsibility-if it were to pay something on its past debt.
It works in relationships between private business and its cus-
tomers who are lagging in their payments; why' shouldn't it work
for governments too?
THIS PAST FEW DAYS the president 'has found a way to
spend this expected surplus [plus an additional billion or two] in
what he contends is a reasonable sounding, manner. He would
expand' the social security program! And, he .can't even run for
Senator Phil Graham contends that' the president's latest
idea is akin to having your mother on the sinking Titanic and ad-
vocate adding some more passengers, instead of removing them
from the ship providing evenI more poor souls to 'drown,
keeping the present unfortunate ones, company.
Social Security is said to be headed for insolvency by the end
of the next decade. Does it make any sense to add to its respon-
sibilities? We should be looking for a way to save the ship, in-
stead of loading it down with even more to drown.

Need forGrowth

THE CITY COMMISSION'S STUDY of expansion possibilities
isn't exactly plowing new ground, nor is it a prospect to. be ig-
fnored. The city needs to be thinking of the future and the possi-
bilities it. holds by way of growth and expansion.. to make sure
that growth and expansion are in a manner least trau1mqtipxor
our citizens.
In the days of the old St. Joe Paper Company ownership of
property surrounding Port St. Joe, they pretty much decided on
how much property was available at any onetime for develop-,
,ment, thereby limiting the city's responsibility for supplying nec-
essary services. But.today, it is a whole different ball game. The
present owners aren't giving much attention to the welfare of
Port St. Joe so much as they are to their owri needs
THE CITY MUST HAVE.,orderly. growth-and that takes plan-,
ning. Keep in mind the "orderly" aspect of any future growth.
Extension of the city's boundary lines needs the approval of,
both the city residents and approval of the residents to be an-
nexed, in order to become a reality. It is a selling job as much as,
it is a planning job. The city is presently providing its services to'
the most probable annexation targets, making it a difficult sell-:
ing job. But, it can be done. We just hope the .city fathers get
their ducks in a row before they attempt to accomplish it.
The extension of sewer services toward the beaches commu-
nity is nothing new. But 'it needs to be revisited. Growth in this
direction needs approval and cooperation of the county commis-
sion, something the county wasn't in a position to give when it
was first proposed. This caused Mexico Beach to look in other
directions for their sewer service and lost a sizable potential cus-
tomer forever. Planning can prevent this happening again.


Head 'em Up... And Move 'em In

Several of you have asked
what's it like living with two for-
eign exchange students-it's
crowded! We just spent Chnristmas
with our first set of sons, my
mother, an. East German, ..a
Hungarian, the world's ugliest cat-
and a seven week old "brown"
dog.. ,

We sleep in shifts.
When we get ready to eat. I
think I'm at lomson's!
As a matter of fact. I'm pretty
sure we had some extra folks for
Chnstmas dinner, but the way
people have been running
through the chow line lately it's
impossible to know for sure. Plus,
if I've learned anything about
these European teenagers-a
" body had best get his head in the
food quickly if he's a mind to eat
with them. You glance up to see if
there's any:, strangers holding a

plate and the bacon will be gone!
They don t make much small
talk over the turkey and dressing.
Or the lasagna Or the chicken
and rice. Or the cheese and
bread. Or the . .
I've tried to culture 'em up
some on turnip greens and ham
hocks, black-eyed peas and rat
back, hog jowls; and possum
innards ...... .
They just laugh at me and, say
they saw that episode of The'
Beverly Hillbillies. Cable! :
And you can't send them

home! It's fifteen blooming thou-
sand miles
If we had any notion that this
relationship was anything less
than semi-permanent we gave
that up back in November. Cathy
and I load up to go visit our fami-
lies for Thanksgiving, Hagen and.
J6zsef. pile right in. "How far is,
Hey, we're in ,for an all day
trip! I broke, out the Roy Acuff and'
Hank Williams tapes. If I can't
culture: 'em one way .....
As is, their custom, Cathy's.
family "put on the spread" for the.
Thanksgiving meal. ("Spreading":
here canbe taken several differ-'
ent ways, if you know what I-
mean.) I was wanting to show off
my .boys' eating abilities--but
shucks,. we'd thrown 'em in, there
against some professionals.,
J6zsef .was. matching Jo Blair
turkey. ieg for turkey leg uritil she
belched-and unloosened her
spand.-o-flex waist band.
We' got out the. extra, wide,
panoramic lens for the. mandatory
family picture and J6zsef and
Hagen climbed right, in between'
the. Balsams 'and Steve,, and
Genia's oldest daughter. They
were smiling like it was a Sunday
afternoon Deutsch picnic on the
banks of the Elbe River.
Aunt Jane "set 'em straight"
with a little family background.
pointing out the In-laws and out-
laws. Neither one of those tight
lipped rascals will tell me which
group she put mt in ......
I took 'em bylo meet Leon. He
talked a little danke schoen.
bratwurst, gesundheit, blitzkrieg,
sauerkraut, "lch bin ein Berliner"
t'o Hagen. And apologized to
J6zsef-said the only Hungarian
word he knew was Zsa Zsa.Gabor.
They sat, they smiled, they
listened,' they tried 'to appear
interested, they answered endless
questions, they were the center-
pieces of the touch football game
..... my younger brother treated
'em.'t'.a "night out" 'at the-famous
German restaurant. dolt'kP by 'the
river. Bobby Brown saw toit' they
had tickets to the Tennessee-
Vanderbilt game and drove them
to Knoxville.
It wore me out just watching
our families fawn all 'over them
You'd a' thought: these two
"Johnny-come-lately's" were born
into both clans. Listen, I've spent
fifty years in one group and mar-
ried' the lair-haired sister of the
other-and I don't get this kind of
treatmerit! .. ..
'Ohn the way home, between
the late breakfast and the early
lunch "and lunch and" the late
lunch and the.three quick snack
.stops, I couldn't shake a'couple of
thoughts. David Mark never took
me out to no fancy place to eat.
SBobby, never got me tickets- to
football games. And I guarantee
you, Leon has never talked to me
'in a language. I could understand

(See KESLEY on Page 3)

A Complicated Answer For a Simple Question

SOME TIME AGO I received
a letter, seeking information, I
didn't know how to answer. I get
queries frequently that I don't
know the answer to, but an at-
tempt is made to get the answer;
sometimes, still unsuccessful.
It didn't ask an unreasonable.
question. Simple horse sense
would indicate. that the answer
should be available and trite. In
other words, it should have been
'understood', but it wasn't. Given
the subject, it would stand, to
most reason that the answer.
should be a simple "yes".
The more I thought about the
question, though, the more unde-
cided the answer became. It
wasn't so automatic, after all. The
question was perfectly valid, no
matter how foolish it sounded.
The question should be an-
swered by someone who knew the
answer instead of taken for grant-
ed as being answered in either
the affirmative or the negative.
So, I set out to find the answer,
although, I admit, I didn't partic-



ularly rush in my quest for the
correct answer. I had plenty of
time, didn't I? The answer wasn't
even going to be needed for the
better portion of a year. But I had
an opportunity to get a factual
answer last Thursday, so I pur-
sued it, hot on the trail of final

THE QUESTION came in the
form of a note written on a. small
pad and mailed to me. It, was
posed, for research, by Howard
McKinney, of Mexico Beach. I ad-
mit that I had procrastinated in
answering his particular question
until it nearly slipped my mind
and after reading last week's col-

umri, you know what state my
mind is in. I forget things. al-
though unintentionally.
A telephone call last week
from Mr. McKlnney, reminded me
that the question was still on the
table, unanswered.
His question was. "Willt any
provisions ,be made at the new
marina for' people to launch their
boats, or are they all expected'to
store them on the premises?"
Now, wouldn't you have given
a question like this scant notice.
taking into- consideration that it
was practically moot? A marina is
for the handling,, as well as park- '
ing, of boats, isn't it?

'Or is it!
'. One would automatically
think that, of course, people may
launch boats at the new marina
when it is finished.

Bill Kennedy, the design engi-
neer for the marina, tells me that
po provisions have been made for
the daily launch and retrieval of
Boats from the water. The facili-
ties will .be in place to service
boats with gasoline, diesel, bait,
etc., but no facilities have been
provided for the casual use of the
installation to place boats in the
water for the day.
The marina facilities are for
those who desire to store their
boats' for long periods' of time, or
short periods of time, rather than
have them parked on trailers in
their yard. Of course, the facili-
ties .would provide a place for the
tourist who comes here frequent-
ly, to leave his boat in a safe

place between visits, rather than
having to trail it back and forth
on every trip.
The marina is a facility which
provides convenience and offers
the service of needed supplies
and equipment.

the west end of Fifth Street will
still be in operation for use by the
casual boater to launch and re-
trieve his vessel, just as it has
been in the past.
Located adjacent to the pro-
posed marina, it will be a short
run from the service facilities,-
making it handy and accessible.
The city launch site is free of
charge. The marina will not be. It
would be unreasonable of the ma-
rina to attempt to compete with
the city facility because of this
fact. The city facilities would be
free of some of its present traffic,
since some boat owners would
have opted to store- their boats at
the marina, rather than put them
in the water and take them out

each time they were used.
There are parking facilities at
the city launch site, but' admit-
tedly, it is beginning to be crowd-
ed. This is one reason the marina
gained' so much support. But the
owners of boats stored at the ma-
rina would-' free up considerable
parking area at the city launch
site: They would be parking at the
marina, a- place of business, de-
signed to make its operators a

to siphon off some of that "free"
traffic, allowing more room to ma-
neuver for both facilities.
The city's free launch facili-
ties and the marina should com-
plement each' other's operation,
making .pleasure boating just
that-a pleasure, rather than an
act of frustration and stress while
enjoying the activity of fishing,
water.sports and boating. In oth-
er words, the operation of both
should put the 'pleasure' back
into pleasure boating.

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(From Page 1)
labor work program," Alford,
Open Policy
The board spent several min-
utes discussing the fact that all
county correspondence Is open to
the board and public.
Commissioner Nathan Peters
initiated the discussion specifical-
ly over a letter Commissioner
John Stanley had written to
Department of Corrections
Secretary Singletary. Stanley later
pulled the letter, deciding not to
send it. But, in the meantime,
Commissioner Billy,. Traylor had
asked Board Attorney Tim-
McFarland to give a legal opinion
on the county's position.
McFarland responded in writ-
itg, stating his concern that the
letter could potentially expose the
board and Stanley to liability.
Board members discussed
changing, board' policy requiring
all correspondence sent 'out on
county letterhead be approved by
the board. They stopped short of
voting on the policy change when
McFarland suggested reviewing
the idea ,before making such;- a
strict policy change. '
Commissioner Stanley stated
he didn't want to'do anything to
* create legal problems for the
In Other Business
*Commissioners, approved
Jordan and Associates of Orange
Park as consultants and Preble-
Rish, Inc., Consulting Engineers
as engineers for CDBG grant
applications. .,,
The county is seeking CDBG
grant funds', to construct
stormwater 'drainage and to do
road resurfacing and, paving in
Highland View ,
*Asked Wayne Childers to
begin organizing for a 300th
anniversary celebration for the
City of St. Joseph.
; *Decided. to draw up an oril-
nance and advertise for public
hearings tomakl all three county
water systems fall under one set
of guidelines. .
*Agreed to go out for bids for
Highland View Fire Department to
purchase a new fire truck. ::
*Denied an alley abandon-
ment request on Gulfview Street
and approved two alley abandon-
ment requests in Block 3, Yon's
Addition and Shana Lane.
*Emergency Management
Director Marshall Nelson told the
board they had received S7,053 n
SHrricane-- Opal. -reimbursemeut
S unds from FEMA. ud., ..

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TV, Computer Taken

In School Burglary

Act Happened Sometime During
Holiday Period; Discovered Jan. 5

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Industrial Park Taking Shape
KMT Construction Company is hard at work on Gulf County's new industrial park being
built south of Wewahitchka at the intersection of Highway 71 and County Road 381. Work on
the complex's sign (pictured above) was completed last week. Work is progressing to complete
the 12,000 square foot building by early spring of 1998. Gulf County is building the spec pro-
ject while searching for prospective tenants to lease space in the industrial complex.
Space is provided on either side of the signage to list tenants as the industrial park is occu-
pied. Commissioners hope to fill the sign board with new businesses equalling additional jobs
for Gulf County residents.

New Industry from Page 1 ___
ducted bv the county.
Dames & Moore is conducting the study and requested, In writing, a
60 day extension on the project's completion date from the board during
Tuesday s meeting.
Leonard Costin pointed out to the board that if the extension was q
granted the county would miss this quarter's CFASPP (Continuing
Aviation System Planning Process) meeting, pushing back the grant .
application process four months.
Gulf County's air park committee hopes to acquire grants to pave the
air strip, but need the feasibility study as part of the process.
The board agree to give Dames & Moore only a 30 day extension,
which would allow the county time to make the CFASPP meeting. t|
Costin also agreed to deed the property on Cessna Drive over to Gulf
County for the road construction project, if the board applied for the '.T,
grant funds to build the access road for Scandy White. Z I
Scandy White intends to continue operations of their Blountstown .
Slender You Still On Go
Leonard Costin also told the board that "Slender You" exercise equip- :y'
ment company is still waiting for a final word on the airport's paving- Ms.
"He's still comrmtted to relocating at this site." Costin said.
"Slender You" has revised their long term employment needs projec-
Lions to approximately 90 employees over a 24 month period. They have
c, mrn.itted-.to_locating at the air park pending the county receiving grant
funds to pave the air strip.

Spending from Page 1

Instead of filling the assistant
principal position at Port. St. Joe
High for the remainder, of the
school year, 'three principal. de-
signees were. approved to assist
with administrative duties during
,their planning period. The three
- principal designees are Tony
Iarbee, Minnie Likely, and Juarin-
ise Williams. ,
S'The school board denied, by a
3-2 ,vote,. the implementation of a

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(From Page 2)

And you .won't believe.
Christmas! People up there sent
presents that didn't even draw
their names! Folks in town -
dropped by with "a little somethln' -..
for the boys". Amazing! About the
only thing they didn't get to
.unwrap was a kitchen sinkt! -
Uncle Frank and Aunt
Barbara have included both; in
S,their wills. .
S You will be pleased to know
I'm teaching lem how to share.. -
I I tell you! one thing that did
.kinda hurt my feelings--Cathy
'liked th6. handmade, crocheted
'doily from J6zsefs grandmother
abetter than the corduroy bath
robe I got her. Shoot, I don't think
she got a good look at that multi-
;colored ,peacock .struttin' across
Sthe back... .. ,
Dave and 'his family also
came by during the holidays.
-ammy and Matt elbowed their
way into the den and went to
,watching the football game.
,Charlotte, who's pretty sharp,
surveyed the situation and said,
-"We'll just stand over here by the
,, brown do."
Cathy made four gallons of
'tea Saturday. : -.
SYou can't see the floor in the
mud room for the shoes.
If a bathroom goes out I'm
declaring a natal emergency. a
Matching 'up socks is like a
Chinese fire drill gone haywire.
oi Hagen, withnmote than a hint
Sof wonderment, asks every day,
"This is a typical American fami-
ly?" '
You bet' your sweet
Hosenboden It Is, son .......
With Warmest Regards,.
Ozzie and Harriet

girls tennis team at Port St Joe
High to assist with gender equi-
Three meetings were sched-
uled; including a special board
meeting on January 20th at 3:00
p.m. to adopt a resolution regard-
ing Classroom First funds, a ten-
tative meeting with Mr. Collins on
January 20th regarding the board
viewing the complete plans of
Port St. Joe Elementary, and a
workshop for board members to':
meet with a consultant regarding
board. member and superinten-
dent duties on Febuary 5th.
Prior to the official meeting of
the Gulf County School Board,
three Gulf county residents re-
ceived a GED diploma. Connie
Norris, Shay McHenry, and Thel-
ma Bryant. Congratulations!

Several Pieces
Lost Property
Are Located
The Port St. ,Joe Police
Department is in possession of
several pieces of property which
have apparently been lost on the
city's streets.
These may be claimed at the
department's office, located at
4 10 Williams Avenue. between the
hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m..
Monday through Friday.
S, One set of keys was found
recently at the intersection of
Highway 98 and Highway 71 in
the downtown area.
,Also. a Christmas tin contain-
ing miscellaneous items was
located in the area of Constitution
and Monument Avenues.

New Garrison
Ave. School Zone
According to Port St. Joe
Police Chief Jay Leffert. there is a
newly-marked 15 m.p.h. school
.zone on Garrison Avenue, 20th
Street and Marvin Avenue. This
recently established speed zone
'Was set to restrict traffic speed in
the area surrounding Faith,
Christian School.
The police department has
received numerous complaints
regarding speeding on the streets
affected. Leffert plans for officers
to step up radar enforcement in
this area for the public's safety in
dropping off or picking up stu-
dents or conducting other busi-
ness at the facility.



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Residential Mishap
Last week's Port St. Joe Police
Department reports reflect a
minor crash which happened at
about 2:30 p.m. on Monday,
December 29th. Fennie J.
Raiford, of Port St. Joe, and Maria
J. Hughes, of Enio, Oklahoma,
were involved in a collision which'
took place at Marvin Avenue and
Sixth Street. Details of the acci-'
dent were not available, however
total estimated damages to both
vehicles amounted to $3,000.
Traffic Accident
A traffic collision, resulting in
no Injuries, occurred at the cross-
ing of Fifth Street (Highway 71)
and Garrison Avenue between
three and four in the afternoon on
Tuesday, December 30th.
While Danny L. Peak of Port
St. Joe was headed south on
Garrison Avenue, he: failed to
yield the right of way at its inter-
section with Fifth Street., When
Peak's vehicle entered the path of
Verna D. Mathes, of
Wewahitchka, who was traveling
on Fifth Street, she was unable to
stop and her vehicle struck it in
the right side.
As a result of the accident.
Peak received a citation for failure
to yield the right of way. His vehi-
cle suffered damages estimated at
$4,500; Mathes' vehicle damages,
were estimated to be $4,000.
Retail Theft
Charles Vincent Kilbour-n of
Port St. Joe was arrested on the
afternoon of Wednesday,
December 31st and charged with
retail theft of a downtown busi-
ness. Kilbourn was allegedly.
altering a price tag on an item he
was going to purchase.

School Burglarized
Monday, January 5th, after
returning to work following an
extended holiday, Port St. Joe
Elementary School officials
reported the occurrence of a bur-
glary at the facility.
Missing were a Panasonic 25"
televisloi/VCR combination and
an Apple computer, apparently
stolen between December 28th
and January 5th.
The break-in and theft are
still under investigation by the
Port St. Joe Police Department.
They ask that If anyone has any
information regarding the inci-
dent, you please call them at 229-
8265 as soon as possible.
Multiple Charges Pressed
On the afternoon of
Thursday, January 8th Anthony
-Leon Skanes of Port St. Joe was
arrested on a warrant for violation
of probation.
Following his arrest, Skanes
was further charged with posses-
sion of cocaine and drug para-
Marijuana Possession
At about 10:30 p.m. Friday
,evening, January 9th, during a
routine traffic stop, Officer David
Cross arrested and charged
Timothy Gerald Hysmlth (19) with
Possession' of marijuana, less
than 20 grams.
Officer Cross saw what he
believed to be drugs in the
Wewahitchka resident's vehicle.
Upon testing, the substance
proved to be marijuana.

Nurse Pinning

Ceremony Held

Minor Collision The Health Sciences Division
A third "fender bender" was of Gulf Coast Community' College
reported to officers on Friday, held the Fall 1997 Nurse pinning
January 2nd at around 4:00 in ceremony on December 18 in the
the afternoon. The scene of the Studentt Union Conference
downtown area, mishap involving Center. Ms. ;Ann Syfrett, chair of
Lula M. Wilson of Port St. Joe and the Health Sciences Division, pre-
John B. Baer of Mexico Beach, sented the awards and Ms. Anna
was at the intersection of Long Marie Baugh, coordinator of nurs-
Avenue and Fourth Street. Officer ing. presented the pins.
Tramel's report reflected' no Among those receiving the
injuries occurred and damage. pins were Gulf County residents
estimated at $500, was limited to Mary Jane Bailey and 'April' D.
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Justin Ryan Martin celebrat-
ed his 'first birthday on Friday,
January 9th with a Sesame Street
party at the Church of God.
Those there -to help Justin
celebrate his big day were his
Mommy, Maw Maw and Pa Pa,
Uncle Jerry, Holey and Katie
Wood, Jennifer and Jessica
Bland, Gabble Whittington,
Austin Wood, Devin Clark, his
Noni and Merm, and several other
of Justin's family and friends.
Justin is the son of Michelle
Martin of Highland View and the
grandson of Alice and Gerald
Martin of Highland View.

School District
Gets Funds for
Gulf School District applied
for a "Break the Mold" grant in
'November. This 'grant was,
Sdesig id to estabhsh a :teacher-:
mini g'ant program with special
emphasis on supporting teachers
of low performing students.
Funds would allow teachers
to apply for a maximum of $1,500
to develop strategies to enhance
and reform the delivery of reading
remediation to students having
the greatest academic needs in
grades one through three. The
maximum the district could apply
for was 85,000.
On December 16, a' letter
from Commissioner Brogan
informed Superintehdent Jerry
Kelle' that Gull School Distrnct
had been awarded S9,097 for the
mini-grant program.
The district is in the process
of informing- grade one through
three teachers of the availability
of funds and the format and crite-
ria for procunng a mini-grant.
The deadline for submission of
the mini-grants is February 4.
Funds for successful grants will
be released as soon as they'! are
received from the Department of

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- The Gulf County Health
Department would like to draw
the county's residents attention to
the following facts:
/ Deaths from lung disase-
71% more than the state aver-
/ Deaths from pneumonia-20%
more than the state average;
/ Infant deatha-doubled in the
past two years over the state
/ Teen births-20% more than

1998 Valentin

Will Be Held
The 1998 Valentine Pageant
will be held Saturday, February
7th at 7:00 p.m., CT, in
Wewahitchka Elementary School.
There will be a registration fee of
$10.00 per child and all contes-
tants will receive a trophy.
Registration forms will be
available in the principal's office
beginning Monday, January 19th.
Parents are asked to have the
forms completed and turned in
before Tuesday, February 3;.
Volunteers are badly needed
to help conduct the pageant: If

By Bishop N. Pittman
New Covenant MWOC
"I write not these things to
shame you, but as my beloved
sons I warn you." (vs. 15) "For
though you have ten thousand
instructors in Christ, yet have you
not many fathers for in Christ
Jesus I have begotten you through
the gospel" (1 Cor. 4:14-16) (vs.
16) "I'herefore. I beseech you. be
ye followers of me."
A dad can produce babies,
but a fathers knows how to bring
the child into maturity and
impact their society!
What are some of the characteris-
tics of a Father?
A Father is:
Dad defined: informal for father/
a slang, older male person other
than one's father.
T have personally observed
that we have a lot more daddies in
our society than we do fathers. A
fatherr has a much deeper com-
:mitment level to his children than
Sa dad.
P -Paul stated to the church at
Corinth that vou can find many
instructors but only a few fathers
and I believe that his statement is
relevant for today. You can tell
from reading all of chapter four of
I Corinthians that a father
assumes responsibility',for that
which has been placed in his
trust and is faithful to follow
through until completion.
A father knows the impor-
tance of strong work ethics and
Will be faithful to fulfill all of his
obligations no matter the person-
al anguish and suffering it may
cause him.
A father puts himself last for
others to go first and is known for
.,getting`a job done well. A father,
can. be called dad as a slang, but
a dad can never be called a father
until hlie has paid the price
through his character and,
actions. There are also spiritual
and natural fathers as evidenced
by Paul's relationship to Timothy.
ITo be Continued in Future Issuel

Beach AARP is
M,,eeting Friday
IThe 1Mexico Beach AARP
monthly meeting will : be held
Friday, January 16th at the
Mexico Beach Civic Center, begin-
ning with a covered dish dinner at
12:00 noon, central time.
A short meeting will follow the
dinner. The guest speaker will be
member Forrest Bennett who will
give a short presentation on fire
extinguishers. The chapter will
furnish the coffee and tea only, so
make your plans for a covered
dish accordingly.

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the state average.
These alarming statistics
induced concerned leaders of the
community Including health care
providers, hospitals, health
departments, local schools, city
and county governments and
other community conscious orga-
nizations to incorporate as the
Community Health Task Forcei
which is a 501(c)3 corporation,
(charitable not for profit).
The corporation's immediate
goal is to assess and address the

'communities' health care needs.
Thie Big Bend Health Council has
been contracted to conduct a
community health needs assess-
ment which will allow prioritiza-
tion of needs.
The assessment is being paid
for by the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners, the Gulf
County Health Department, Bay
Medical Center and the Christian
Community Development Fund.
Additional funding will be neces-
, sary in order to implement effec-

ze Pageant

February 7
you would like to help, please call .
Jerry Stokoe at 229-8466.
Practice sessions will be hejd .
at the following dates and times
(all central)-
-Wednesday, February 4th,
3:00 p.m., pre-schoolers, kinder-
garten through second;
-Thursday, February 5th.
3:00 p.m., third, fourth, fifth and
sixth graders; .
-Friday, February 6th, 3:00 '
p.m., teens, ages 13 to 19; and;.i
I -Friday, February 6th, 6:00
p.m., dress rehearsal for every
*o"' nCorion Marvez Hamilton

Annual Celebration of

Dr, Martin L. King, J

The annual commemorative
program in celebration of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. national
holiday will be, held Monday,
January 19 at the Church of God
in Christ on Avenue D in Port St.
Joe, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The guest speaker for the
event will be Rev. W. C,. Green,
pastor of Christ is the Rock
Church in Quincy. Rev. Green
can also be seen on WMBB-TY
each Sunday morning at 8:00
a.m. .
The evening prayer gathering
will be held 'on the corner of

Avenue C and Martin Luther
King, Jr. Boulevard at 7:00 p.m.'
The candle light march will com-
mence at. 7:15 p.m. and proceed
down M. L. King Boulevard to the
Church of God in Christ.
The observances and activi-
ties, sponsored by the Association
for Community Action, are held
each year to celebrate the life and
work of Dr. 'Martin Luther King,
Jr. and the non-violent struggle
which he led. Everyone is invited
to come out and take part in this
annual celebration of Dr. King's
national holiday.

"Weight Control for

Life Program" Begins

Edwin R Ailes. Executive
SDirec'tor o the .Oi'. Counliy
.Guidance .Clinic, ., Inc. hrs
announced that the clinic Is
accepting participants in their
next "Weight Control for Life
Program" scheduled to start on
Thursday, January 22.
Potential participants are
encouraged to contact the clinic
now and register immediately so
that individual interviews can he
completed prior to starting the
group. ,., ,, ,, .. .
According to Mr. Ailes. the
purpose of the "Weight Control for
Life Program" is to provide indi-

Bridge Beginning
On January 14th. duplicate
bridge games started in Mexico
Beach. Each Wednesday evening
at 6:30 p.m. (CT) the Mexl'po
Beach Civic Center will host the
games. For further information
call Mary Remington at 648-8484.
The public is welcome and
encouraged to join In the fun. '

viduais',with',,-psychological and
,behavioral. itecniques for;,weKigAt
4loss aiadweiglatJo ms management.
Anyone interested in program
should contact Mr. Ailes at 227-
1145. Participants will be inter-
,viewed individually and then seen
on a weekly basis in small groups
at the clinic's Wellness Center.
Enrollment is limited, so
potential participants should call
the clinic and register immediate-


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tive interventions.
Your cooperation is needed if
you are chosen to participate in
the needs assessment survey.
Contribution of your time and
information will be essential in
the development of a program to
help reduce the alarming trend in
occurrences of the above in Gulf
For more information, please
contact Douglas M. Kent, Gulf
County Health Department
Administrator, at (850) 227-1202.

Thanks Community
Corion Marvez Hamilton, the
son of Mr, and Mrs. Marvin
Hamilton of Orlando, would like
to thank the community,for your
support in' buying chocolate
candy, Christmas cards. etc. With
*your. help, he was able to sell
$250 worth and become the high-
est seller.
Corion is a pre-K student 'at
Magnolia Elementary School in
Orlando. He is the grandson of
Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Curtis of
Orlando and Mr.. and Mrs. James
Hamilton and Mr. and Mrs. Willie
Quinn, all of Port St. Joe. -
Gillie McNair and Mr. and
Mrs. Billy Quinn, Sr. of Port St.
Joe are his great-graridparents.

Yard Sale, Sat., 8 a.m.
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vity Disorder (ADHD) has become
a concern of parents, teachers,
counselors, and etc., as well as
the children and adults who expe-.;
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mation defining and diagnosing
ADHD is important, what may be
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Tuesday, March 3, from 6:30 until.
8:30 p.m. in the Student Union,,
Room 244. The cost is $6, and
participants may register in.
advance in the Lifelong Learning
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a mail-in form.'
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Up for Adoption!
The adjacent photo shows a
few of the dogs available for adop-,
tion from the Gulf County pound.
Shown is a black female cocker
spaniel mix and a black male
If you are missing a pet or
would like to adopt one of these in
the photo, call the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office at 227-1115 and
ask for Johnny Collins or call the
Bay St. Joseph Humane Society
at 227-1103.

Thank You!
The Department of Children
and Families would like to. thank
the community for their participa-
tion in the annual "Wish Upon A
Star" Christmas program. Thanks
also to George Duren and Terry
Otwell for providing space in their
stores for the "wish" trees.

Curtis J. Gwaltney
Curtis J. Gwaltney, 72, of
Oak Grove,. passed away
Thursday night, January 8, at his
home. Born in New Orleans, he
served in the Navy during World
War II. He has been a resident of
'Oak Grove since 1946 and was a
production foreman for Union Oil
S Company. untJ his retirement in-
'1981. He was la-life member of the
'Veterans of Foreign Wars and the
Disabled American Veterans, and
was protestant by faith..
Survivors include his wife,
Doris Gwaltney of Oak Grove; his
children, Olivia Giddiens of
Marietta, Georgia, Frank
Gwaltney of Smyrna, Georgia and
'Diane Dabney of Douglasville,
.;Georgia; eight granddaughters;
,one great-granddaughter; and six
The funeral service was held
at 2:00 p.m. (ET) Monday,.
January '12 at Oak Grove,
Assembly of God 'Church, "con-
';ducted by Rev. David Fernandez.
Interment followed in the family
plot in Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.,

Quillie F. Coppedge
Quillie Foster Coppedge. 94.,
resident of Heritage Inn Nursing
Care Center in Barnesville.
Georgia, passed away there on.
Saturday. January 10.
Mrs. Coppedge was born in
; Taylor County. Georgia. Before
her death, she was a homemaker
and a member of the Gospel'
Chapel Holiness Church of
Panama City. Mrs. Coppedge was
a former resident of Port St. 'Joe.
Survivors include one son,
Elmer Kent, Jr. of Yatesville,
Georgia; three daughters, Grace
McAllister and Doris Pitts of
Thomaston, Georgia and Mary
Posey of Talbotton, Georgia; two
sisters, Leila .:. Lumpkin of
Blountville, Alabama and Clara
Wilson of Manchester, Georgia; 14
grandchildren; and seven great-

Funeral services were held in
the chapel of Coggins Funeral
Home in Thomaston, Georgia on
Monday, January 12 at 1:00 p.m.
with Rev. Ed Pitts and Rev. Joe
Hassell officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Pine Level Cemetery in
Taylor' County, Georgia.

Joyce Maddox
Joyce Maddox, 59, of
Wewahitchka,passed away unex-
pectedly on Thursday, January 1
at Gulf Coast Hospital in Panama
City. A native of Clarksville, she
had lived in Wewahitchka for the
past 33 years. She was a member
of the First Baptist Church of
Wewahitchka and a member of
the Wewa Women's Club.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Calvin "Gator" Maddox of
Wewahitchka, son, Mitchell
Maddox of Germany; daughter

Writers Group
to Meet Tuesday
The next meeting of the St.
Joe Bay Writers Group will be
held on Tuesday, January 20 at
6:30 p.m. in the Gulf County
Public Library meeting room. The
library is located on Highway 71N
in Port St. Joe, near the Gulf
County Courthouse.
They looking for more writers
and many more ideas! Please
attend whether you have' pub-,
lished or just hope, to be pub-
lished. The 'group would like to
finalize plans for its school short
story and poetry contests, and
discuss starting a writer's group
'Please bring one poem. or
short story to' be read to the
group. Also, they still have plenty
of: 'scallop cookbooks available.
For more information, contact
Jim Newton at 229-9123 or go to,
the meeting.

and' son-in-law, Marie and Glen
Cowan of Panama City; grandson,
Blake"Cowan -of Paama City:
mother, Lucille Demont; two
brothers. Donald .Demont and:
Leon Demont; two sisters,
Barbara Sparkman and Teresa
Lee;. sisters-in-law, Marlyn,
Bonnery and Nancy Ann
Lunsford: and numerous aunts,
uncles. cousins. (nItii6esi "and'
Nephews. --'. ; j
Funeral services' were held.
Tuesday, January 6th 'at 2:00
p.m. (CT) at the First Baptist
Church of Wewahitchka, conduct-
ed by Rev. Mike Stroud.
Interment followed at Pleasant
Rest Cemetery in Overstreet.
All services were under the'
direction of the Comforter Funeral
'Home,': Wewahitchka Branchl

Elizabeth M. Bobe
Elizabeth M. Bobe, 98, of In-
dian Pass. passed away Tuesday,
January 13, at Gulf Pines Hospi-
tal in Port St. Joe. A native of Ap-
alachicola, she had worked 12
years at Albany Manufacturing,
and was'a member of Trinity
Episcopal Church in Apalach-
Mrs. Bobe was preceded in
death by her son. Edward S.
Bobe. Survivors Include one sis-
ter. Rosa V. Bragdon of Apalachi-
cola: one brother. Charles A.
Montgomery of Panama City;
granddaughter Anna Bobe of Al-
bany. Georgia: three great-
grandchildren; numerous nieces
and nephews; and a special
friend, Dee. Edwardsg of Indian
Funeral services will be held
at 11:00 a.m. EST on Thursday,
January 15, at Magnolia Ceme-
tery in Apalachicola, conducted
by Father Tom Weller. Interment
will follow.

The U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Rural Development,
has funds available to assist mod-
erate and low income families
with home ownership in Florida.
This program is one of three pro-
grams that allows families to pur-
chase a home with 100% financ-
ing, no down payment, and no
mortgage insurance 'require-
One of the problems families
have when using other low down
payment loan programs that
require mortgage insurance is it
usually takes everything they
have to get into the home. For
example, a family manages to
save several thousand dollars.
Most of the time, lenders will
require this savings for a down
payment or they will require the.
family to pay for mortgage insur-
ance and then have at least three
months of mortgage payments in
the bank at.16an closing.
Now, the family has used
every penny they have saved to
get their new home and they can't
afford to pay the deposits for elec-
tricity and telephone, and pur-
chase other basic needs for a'iew
home. By using the Rural

Classical Music
The -Ilse Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts is pleased to
sponsor the Trio Intemrnazionale
on Sunday, January 18 at 4:00
p.m. (ET)' in historic Trinity
Church 'on Highway 98 at Sixth
Street in Apalachicola.
Martha Gherardi, playing the
violin, Luciano Gherardi, playing
the contrabass, and Dr. Bedford
Watkins, a. retired professor of,
keyboard at Illinois Wesleyan
University who will be playing the
piano, will present their annual
concert of popular favorites from
their classical and semi-classical
repertoire. Music from Grieg,
Dvorak, Tchaikowsky, Kreisler,
and Faure and various other com-
posers willbe performed.
The pieces of music per-
formed by the trio will include the
following:' Morning and 'Anita's'
Dance from Peer Gynt Suite No.- 1
(E. Grieg); Humoreske, "Op. 101,
No. 7 (A. Dvorak); Summer from
"The Four Seasons" (A. Vivaldi);
Melodic Op.' 42, No. 3 (P.
Tchaikowsky): Seuilla (Albeniz-
Heifetz)--which will all be played
'during the program.' arnid also
Sicilienne Op. 78 (G. Faure);
Tambourin Chinois Op. 3 (F.
Kreisler); Andante Antabile from
Quartet Op. 11 (P. Tchaikowsky);
and Ritual Fire Dance frofi ,El
Amor Brujo. (M. deFalla)-all of
which will be played during the
"Admission is $2.00 for adults
and $1.00 for students. All chil-
dren under the age of 12 should
be accompanied by an adult. The
Ilse Newell Fund is sponsored by
the Apalachicola Area Historical
Society. a 501-(C)-3 educational

Shurrum Shooting
Correction Made
Further: information, con-
cerning last week's article in The
Star on William "Sonny" Shurrum
being shot twice in his leg by
Leslie Robert Scott on the Jarrett
Daniels Road after -a car chase,
revealed, that there was no domes-
tic dispute between Shurrum and
his wife, Debbie Shurrum. prior to
the incident. .
The incident was apparently
unprovoked and Shurrum began ,
the chase on Highway 386 when'
Debbie Shurrum turned onto the
road, while giving her son's friend,
Scott, a ride home.
The case remains under
investigation by the Gull Count'
Sheriffs Office. "



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Development's guaranteed hous-
ing program, the family will not be
drained of their savings to get into
their new home.
Loans are made by local
banks and mortgage companies;
in the same manner as any loan
for the purchase of a home. Once
the loan is originated and
approved, it is closed by the
. lender.
Loans can be made for exist-
ing homes, new construction, or
home repairs and improvements
in common with the purchase of a
home. The property need only

Scam in Wewa
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen reported that Dennis
Ramsey, 616 Oak Street, Red Bull
Island. is currently under investi-
gation,for taking part in a scam
last week in Wewahitchka.
McKeithen said Dennis
Ramse was posingas a photog-
rapher for Vandoran Modeling
Agency of 'New York. He met with
three Individuals frojm Wvea and
hired them to participate in a Nike
commercial supposedly to be
filmed at the Panama City Mall
Sunday. January Il1th.
He gave each of the three par-
ticipants a check for S3.725'.as
payment for: the., commercial
appearance and photo sessions.
The three individuals became
suspicious and contacted the Gulf
County Sheriff's Office.
McKeithen said the investiga-
tion determined the office to be a
scam; that no such modeling
agency existed and funds were
not available to back the payment
of the three checks written.
'" The Gulf County Sheriffs
Office is continuing its investiga-
tions into the incident. It is also
requesting that anyonewho might
"have been approached with a sim-
ilar business proposition contact
the sheriffs office.
: McKeithen said Dennis
.Ramsey, was evaluated by local
mental health officials and then
.transported to Gulf Pines Hospital
by Gulf County, Ambulance with
severe hyperventilation and chest
.. pains. .

meet FEA/ HUD requirements for,
existing homes, or loan funds can
be used to finance improvements
to meet those requirements,
which can be determined in the
appraisal process.
Some of the major advantages
of the program to applicants are:
*No down payment; no money
is required to purchase a home;
*Loans for 100% of value; all
closing .costs can be added into
the home; ,
*No mortgage insurance
required;, no monthly mortgage
insurance premium;
*Construction requirements;
only local code requirements and
bank requirements .need be met;
*Loan origination; there are
no new application requirements.
This program is not limited to
first time home buyers. All loans
originated under the Guaranteed'
Housing Program are 30 year'
loans at a fixed interest rate.


Lender's fees cannot exceed fees',
for similar type transactions.
.Loans can be partnered with
other affordable programs such
as state bond program, SHIP pro-
gram 'dollars, HOME money, and,
CDBG funds. The guarantee is
90% and cost for the guarantee is
an expense that can be added into
the loan.
For further information con-
tact: Steven Dicks, Live Oak at
(904) 862-3055; Leonard Gossen,
Marianna at (850) 526-210,
extension 102; or Joe Balkcom,
Quincy at (850) 875 4004

GCGC Board
SThe Board of Directors of the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
will hold its regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday, January 20,
at 12:00 noon (eastern).
/ The meeting will be held at;
the Gulf County Guidance Clinic.,
Inc. Wellness Center-, in Port St.


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Bailey Nabbed for
Crack Possession
According to Gulf County
Sheriffs Office Captain Joe
Nugent, Demetrice Bailey, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested Friday,
January 9th on charges of pos-
session of crack cocaine.
Investigators Ricky Tolbert
and Marty Williams made the
arrest after witnessing what
appeared to be a drugs-for-money
transaction between Bailey .and
another person.
When they approached the
two, Bailey reportedly fled on foot.
As he was being chased down the
alleyway between Avenues A and
and B, the investigators noticed
he took something from his pock-
et and threw it onto the ground.
Bailey was 'apprehended in
the alley near Battles Street. The
investigators retraced their tracks
and located a small plastic bag
containing several rocks of crack
cocaine in the alleyway.
Bailey was placed under
arrest and remained in the Gulf
County Jail under a $5,000 bond
as of Tuesday afternoon.



GFC Commission Will Meet

January 15-16 in Tallahassee

The Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission (GFC) will con-
sider adoption of a protocol con-
cerning seizure and disposal of
captive wildlife Thursday and
Friday, January 15 and 16.
Commissioners will meet at
the agency's Tallahassee head-
quarters to consider the proposal
and advertisement of rule
changes concerning wildlife, fish-
eries and alligator management.
The commission will consider
adoption of the new rules at its
March meeting.
Staff members also are on the
agenda to brief the commission
on the agency's alligator public
safety campaign, Constitutional
Revision Commission and legisla-
tive matters.
The proposed captive wildlife
protocol provides direction

regarding what the agency may do
with animals seized by the
Division of Law Enforcement or
used in GFC research projects. It
provides specifics regarding when
the animals may be released into
the wild, placed at volunteer facil-
ities or euthanized.
A committee of animal welfare
representatives, wildlife -agencies
and research facilities assisted
the commission staff in develop-
ing the final proposal .
The January 15th meeting
will begin at 1:30 p.m., and the
January 16th meeting will con-



vene at 9 a.m. Both meetings will
take place at the Farris Bryant
Building, and all GFC meetings
are open to the public.

Colonel Brown-
to Speak to DAR
Colonel Margaret Brown,
chief of nursing services at
Tyndall Air Force Base, has
accepted an invitation to speak at
the annual National Defense
Meeting of the St. Joseph Bay
Chapter Daughters of the
American Revolution.
Prior to the address of Colonel
Brown, a luncheon will be held at
the St. Joseph Bay Country Club
on January 21st. .All members
and their guests are urged to

Two Fishermen Netted Friday by
Florida Marine Patrol Officers

According to a Florida Marine
Patrol press release, two commer-
cial fishermen from Gulf County
have been arrested for violation of
the state's netting laws.
James 0. Watkins and
Gregory Fletcher were arrested
Friday, January 9 after Florida
Marine Patrol officers watched
them harvesting mullet using four
nets tied together to form one
large net.
Each subject was charged

with violating Article X of the
State Constitution, the illegal use
of a gill net, the improper trans-
portation of a net, and the simul-
taneous possession of more than
50 mullet and any gill or entan-
gling net. The nets and 107 mul-
let were seized as evidence.
Each of the charges is a sec-
ond degree misdemeanor which
can carry a fine of up to $500
and/or 60 days in jail.

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Super Bowl
Sunday Benefit
The 1998 Fireworks Commit-
tee of Mexico Beach and the Top
of the Gulf Restaurant invite
everyone to join them on Super
Bowl Sunday, January 25th at
300 in-the.aftemrnoon.. ...

Beverages, unlimited hot
appetizers, boiled shrimp and a
taco bar will be available during
the fund raising event. .
They will also be accepting
donations In a 50/50 drawing to
benefit the "best blast on the
beach"-the 1998 fireworks show.
Admission to the party will be
$15.00 at the door or advanced
tickets may be purchased from a
committee member or at the Top
of the Gulf.

Wewa SrW. ill
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. to 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.
All proceeds will be used to
help pay for meals served in the
Wewahitchka area. The dinners
will be delivered to local business-
es or you may stop by and pur-
chase them.

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, from 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!

KC To Offer

Chili Feast
Local Council 11572 of the
Knights of Columbus is sponsor-
ing a "Chili Feast" as a fund rais-
ing event. This chili will be pre-
pared by local television personal-
ity, author and chef, John Golon.
There will be two opportuni-
ties to taste the "Best Chili East of
Texas". The first dinner will occur
on January 16 at J. Patrick's
Restaurant on Reid Avenue in
Port St. Joe from 4:30 to 7:00
p.m. (ET). The second opportunity
will be January 7 at Our Lady of
Guadalupe Catholic Church on
15th Street in Mexico Beach from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (CT).
The dinners will be all-you-
can-eat chili, crackers, tea and
cake. There will be take-outs
available. Adults' (12 and older)
will pay $4.00 and children six
through 11 will pay $2.50.



Friday, Jan. 16 at ';
J. Patrick's Restaurant, Port St. Joe
4:3Q P.M. 7:00 P.M. EST
Saturday, Jan. 17 at Our Lady Of
Guadaloupe, Mexico Beach
5:30 P.M. 7:30 P.M. CST
$4.00 Plate Ages 12 &Up
$2.50 PlateAges 6-11

The Best Chili Eacsf bTexa
from the kitchen of Chef John Golon
Eat In/Take Out All proceeds
support local charities

El Governor Motel &

jTop of the Gulf Restaurant
N^1 .Mexico Beach, Florida

Room for 2 Nights, with
In Room Champagne

Candlelight Dinner for 2, Sat. night
Live Entertainment
Choice of Dinners
Seafood Platter or Prime Rib
Breakfast Buffet, Sat. & Sunf.

Tax & Tips Included

Call for Reservations 850-648-5757
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Striped Bass Stocking Slated to Begin I
The fish are small right now, being released in the lower Apa- with plenty of excitement.
measuring only six to eight inch- lachicola River over the next sev- The stripers are being
es in length. But, give them four eral weeks should weigh eight to stocked by the Florida Game and
years and the 100,000 stripers nine pounds and provide anglers

Wewa Beats Sneads 80-59

Friday, January 9
The Wewahitchka Gators.
improved to 7-7 on the season
with a big win over Sneads Friday
night. The Gators jumped out to
an early 18-6 lead by the end of
the first quarter and led 41-27 at
halftime. Not much changed in
the second half as Wewahitchka
outscored Sneads 39-32.
Cecil Jackson and Luke
Taunton each had 28 points to
lead the Gators offensively. Josh
Taunton added 10 points for
WEWA (80) Jackson 28,
Addison 1, Jones 8, Morris 5, J.
Taunton 10, L. Taunton 28. .
SNEADS (59) Cheeny 14, R.
Lewis, 14, Wilspn 18, D. Lewis 7,
Raines 6.
WEWA 18 23 22 17 80

Lady Gators

Lose to Tigers
Thursday, January 8
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators' loss to Blountstown this
past Thursday night gave the
Lady Tigers (3-1.), the top seed for
the District 3-2A tournament.
The Lady Gators led 22-19, at
halftime, but Blountstown
outscored Wewahitchka 34-14 in
the second half for the win. : n
Taunton led the Lady Gators
with 16 points. Jackson followed
with 10 points for Wewahitchka.
WEWA (36) A. Taunton 16,
Atkins 9, Hanlon 1, Jackson 10.
B'TOWN (53) Hall 16, Bates
17, Carter 14,,Davis 6.
WEWA, 11 11 4 10 -'36
B'TOWN 15 4 13 21 53
Upcoming Games
The Lady Gators' next sched-
uled tip-off will be at Port St. Joe
tonight (January 15).
Friday, January 16 at 5:00,
CT the Lady Gators will travel to
Liberty County for a 5:00 CT
game. Next Tuesday,.Jan uary 20
they will host the Apalachicola
Sharks beginnrng at.5:00 CT.
Stats for the Lady Gators'
Monday night game (January 12)
against Greensboro were not
available prior to press time.-

GCCC Seminar
Gulf Coast .Community
College and the Small Business
Development Center will offer a
seminar on "Home-Based
Business and Technology" on
Wednesday, January 21st from
1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Small
Business Incubator, located .at
2500 Minnesota Avenue in Lynn
There are over 21 million
home-based businesses in the
U.S. Too often. careful planning
and business focus are over-
looked when you work at home.
Learn the do's and don't of run-.
ning a business from your home:
tax implications, licensing and
zoning requirements, time man-
agement and marketing' your
A 815 registration fee must be
paid at the Incubator at least one
day prior to the seminar. For more
information, call the Small.
Business Development Center at
(850) 271-1108.
For a complete listing of all
AN SBDC seminars and services,
check their new website at

SNEADS 6 21 16 16 59

Upcoming Games
The Gators' varsity basketball
team's next opponent will be
Grand Ridge as they play host to
them Thursday, January 15th at
7:30 CT. The junior varsity
squads will play, the. opener at
Friday, the 16th they will host
Liberty County with the junior
varsity starting at 6:00 CT and
varsity at 7:30. Of particular

interest to Gator and Bulldog fans
is the fact that Martin Russ
(Wewa's coach) and Terry Quinn
(Bristol's coach) were both reared
on the same street in Port St. Joe.
Tuesday, January 20th the
junior varsity and varsity teams
will travel south to "The Dome" as
the Sharks will host them in 5:30
and 7:00 (CT) games.
Stats .for the. Gators' Tuesday
night game (January 13) at,
Greensboro were not available
prior to press time.

Commercial Harvest of

King Macke
The commercial harvest, of
king, mackerel in the western
region of the Gulf-Atlantic fishery
is CLOSED effective January 7.
No person shallhall harvest or pos- ,
sess in excess of the two fish per
person, per day recreational bag
limit for Gulf-Atlantic group king
mackerel lor the remainder of the
fishing year ending June 30.
The two fish trip limit is a
landing/possession limit that
applies to all persons ,aboard a
vessel fishing Gulf-Atlantic group.
king mackerel in the western
National Marine Fishenes
Service Regional Director has.
notified the department that it
has been determined that the
commercial quota of 432.500
pounds of Gulf group king mack-
erel in the western .region was
reached on January 6th.
Thus, the trip/possession
limit for commercial vessels oper-
ating in the western region of this,
commercial fishery is, closed.
beginning 12:01 a.m. on January,
,7. The recreational bag limit of
two fish per person. per day shall
apply to the Gulf-Atlantic group

king mackerel in the western
region through the end of the
1997/1998 fishing year ending
June 30. :.

Development Seminar
for Small Businesses
Gulf Coast Community
College's Small Business
Development Center and Bay
County Small Business Incubator
will offer a series of business sem-
inars for people who want to start
oralready own a business.
The series, entitled "Business
Plan Development for a Small
Business," will be offered on
Tuesday, January 20 with a fO1-
low-up session on Thursday,
January 22 from 1:30 until 4:30
p.m. at the Small Business
Incubator, located at 2500
Minnesota Avenue in Lynn
Haven. .
A business plan is a "road
map to success." It outlines how
the business will be run and how
the owners intend for it to grow.
Anyone planning to borrow money
.. to start or expand will need a
business plan that shows how the
funds will be repaid. This class
will show attendees how to create
I .The charge is S30 for both
sessions. Advance registration is
required and payment may be
made at the Bay County Small
Business Incubator. For addition-
al information, call 271-1108 or
(800) 542-SBDC from outside Bay-

rel Is Closed

"Waters of the western region"
means all waters of the Atlantic
south and west of a line due east
from the coastal boundary
between Dade and Monroe coun-
uies and all state waters of the
Gulf of Mexico.
King mackerel harvests in
other regions are not affected by
this order. A violationof this order
is a criminal- offense and is pun-
oshable as providedd in Section
370.021(2), Florida Statutes. "
For further information.
please contact Officer Jelff Gager.
Public Outreach. Officer, .F.M.P.
District 5A, 'P. O0. Box 32040.
Panama City. Florida 32407-
:8040. He can also be reached at
the following numbers: 1-800-..
DIAL-FMP, 850-233-5150 exten-
sion 267; and (FAXN) 850-233-
5163. Dial *FMP on a cellular
Ample Opportunity
To Squirrel Hunt
Forty years ago when hunters
grabbed their guns and headed to
the woods, chances were. they
were after gray squirrels. Today
hunters tend to be more interest-
ed in deer but there are still hun-
dreds of thousands of acres of
productive woodlands open to
squirrelihunt ..in ..- ..... A_ ?
The small garrfe' season on
private lands in Florida is liberal,
with hunting allowed from
November 8th through March Ist.
Squirrel hunting is legal on most
wildlife management areas but
there are fewer days of hunting. A
hefty bag limit of 12 squirrels per
day is allowed for each hunter.
,While there are 14 Type [I'
wildlife management areas o in
Northwest Florida alone width
more than 1,300,000 acres open
to squirrel hunting presently,
Robinette said some of the best'
squirrel habitat is the hardwood,
floodplain forests found along the
major n\er corridors in the pan-
He said, more than 137,600
acres owned" by the Northwest
Florida Water MNlanagement
District and open to hunting
through the Type 11 \WNA system
are located along the Escambia.
Yellow. Choctawhatchee and
Apalachicola Rivers.
Additionally, he said the
55.600-acre Apalachicola River
Wildlife and Environmental Area
is covered in large mast-produc-
ing oaks and hickories and a
favorite destination in the area of
many who squirrel hunt. Access
to most of the Apalachicola River
WEA is by boat, however.
Maps of all Type I WNLAs and
Apalachicola River WEA are avail-
able from GFC offices or county
tax collectors.



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'his Week in Apalach River &

this spring. L
Over the past several years th
Long said there's been a general Su
decline in fishing pressure in the i
1j--ve _i-- T,1ins TS--WimiiIn i T I

iower river, LaK.e WimicoVV ancllu lin-
tercoastal Waterway.
"Stripers and hybrids are be-
ing stocked to provide an addi-
tional sportfish. The fish are
there and we're certainly glad to
provide any information we can to
anglers who want to call us," he
Regardless of what they're
fishing for, Long said anglers may
be asked to participate in creel
surveys while they're on the wa-



White City
r. He said the interviewers will
ke only a couple of minutes as
ey gather information on angler
access. These surveys are very
iportant to GFC's ability to
ake informed fisheries manage-
ent decisions.
The bag limit for striped bass,
white bass, and sunshine bass is
combined 20-fish aggregate
ag. However, anglers are limited
no more than three striped
ass, each of which must be 18
inches or longer.
Long said he can be reached
A the GFC's Midway field office at
850) 487-1644.

Fresh Water Fish Commission
(GFC) and the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service (FWS) in an effort
to restore striped bass in the Apa-
lachicola River and provide a vi-
able fishery.
'There's an excellent food
base in the river system and if
past releases are any indication,
survival and disbursement of the
fish should be good," said. Rick
Long, GFC Fisheries biologist.
Long said the young stripers,
known in technical parlance as
Phase II fish because of their larg-
er stocking size, are slated to
come from FWS fish hatcheries in
Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Loui-
siana. Additionally, 3,000 tagged
stripers are being released to
gauge movement and harvest by
He said the young stripers
will be released in the river above
Apalachicola. near the railroad
bridge and in the White City area.
As the stripers grow, Long
said they'll feed primarily on
threadfin shad, which are abun-
dant throughout the river. He
said 'some of the stripers may
grov. to more than 50 pounds
and four feet in lengthh
This century striped bass
have been hard hit in rivers along
''he .ui" coast from pesticide pol-
luition and nverine changes such
as dam r.onstruction and dredg-
..ijng boat channels. Long said ad-
,Z"vances have been madIe In pesti-
ide manufacture and application
- and that problem has largely
been overcome.
R River modifications, on, the
.,other hand, are still problems
fisheries biologists recognize as-
impediments to natural striped
bass reproduction in several na-
tie rivers. hence the need to
stock stripers periodically. On the
Chipola River., which drains into
the Apalachi-ola, the State of
Flo,'rida removed the Dead Lakes
Dam in 197. arid fisheries biolo-
gist-s have since observed stripers
in deep springs on the; Chipola
well above the site of the old darm.
In addition to stocking strip-
ers, Long said this spring the
GFC will be stocking sunshine
bass, or "hybrids as some fisher-
men refer to them. in the Apa-,
lachicola as well. He said 213.000
sunshine bass \yere stocked in
the lo'.'.'er rr.er last year and an
additional 250.000 are targeted

tion, league rules, tryouts, .etc.
Mark your calendar nowl!
Registration dates and times
are scheduled for Friday, Januamr'
30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the
Wewahitchka Elementary School
Commons Area, or Saturday.
from 9:00 a.m. to, 12:00 noon: at
the Wewahitchka Elementary
School Commons Area.
All new participants, not pre-
viously registered in Dixie Youth
Minor or Major. Leagues, must
bnng a copy of their birth certif-
cates at the time of registration.
The league shall retain this copy.
Anyone having further
questions, or needing additional
information may call the 1998
Dixie Youth League President
April Andrews (639-5127), or
Tonya Strange. Debbie Barnes, or
Carol\in Husband at Wewahitchka
'State Bank at 639-2222.

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The start-upi meeting is
scheduled for Tuesday. January
27 at the Wewahitchka Elemen-
tary School Commons Area. i,-
immediately after the Wewahitch-
ka Elementary PFTO meeting.
which is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
All parents of children, age-
four to 14. who wish to participate
in any of the leagues are encour-
aged to attend this meeting.
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this new joint league will be dis- '
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Sharks Take District Win 69-56

Friday, January 9
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
improved to 9-5 on the season
and 1-0 in District 2-3A twith
Friday night's win over
Blountstown. The Tiger Shark-,
jumped out to an early 17-6 hIrst'
quarter lead and increased it to
37-18 by halftime.
Blountstown's 23-16 fourth
quarter just wasn't enough, as
Port St. Joe held on for the win by
a 13 point margin.
The Tiger Sharks had three
players in double figures and had
12 players that scored points. Rod
Chambers and James Daniels led
PortSt. Joewith 1 1 points each.
Kedriek Larry tdded,10 points for _
the Tiger Sharks, ranked It4 in "
Class 2A.
"We played a good first hall.
said Coach -Eppinette. "But we
struggled in the second ha]l."
ST. JOE (69) Adkison 4. R.
Chambers 11, D. Chambers 2.,
Daniels 11, Dixon 7, Jenkins 6, .%,-
Larry 10, McNalr 2, Pittman 4. -
Quinn 3, Russ 2, Lewis 7.

4~ The Tiger Sharks' Rod Chambers (13) pulls up just inside the foul line for two of his 11 points
in ,,the Blntstown game.

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Dixie Coaches' Meetings

The Port St. Joe Dixie
Baseball League officers have set
coaches meetings to discuss the
upcoming season and local league
playing rules. All meetings are
scheduled to be held at the Port
St. Joe Fire Station meeting room.
The sessions' are scheduled
as follows: :
Tee Ball and Coach, Pitch
'Leagues-January 19th at
6:00 p.m.
Major League--January 19th
at 6:30 p.m.
Dixie Boys League-January
22nd at 7:00 p.m.

Registration for
PSJ Dixie B'Ball
January 24 & 31
The Port St. Joe Dixie
Baseball League will begin regis-
tration for the 1998 season on
Saturday, January 24th from
9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., E.S.T.
Registration will be conducted in
the meeting room of the Port St.
Joe Fire Station, located 'on
Williams Avenue in Port St. Joe.
The: league is open to all
youth meeting the required age
r limits (must be 5 before August 1,
1998; must not be 15 before
August 1, 1998).
The registration fee is $30. per
player for "A"/"AA" Leagues (ages
five to seven); $40 for Minor/
Major Leagues (ages eight to 12);
$45 for Dixie Boys League (ages
13 to 14).
Second and additional Minor,
Major and/or Dixie Boys League
registrants in an immediate fami-
ly household are signed at a rate
$5 less than individuals; no addi-
tional player discount is given in
the "A"/"AA" Leagues.

* Minor League-January 22nd
at 7:30 p.m.
If you were a coach in any of
these leagues during the 199
season, please plan to attend
these very important meetings.
If you have any questions
regarding these meetings. please
contact Gary White at 227-3312
or Suzanne Besore at 229-2708.

Plan for Softball
It's almost time to register
your daughter to play with the
Port St. Joe Girls Softball Leaguel
If yotr daughter turns five
before September 1 of this year,
and is not older than 14 before
that same date, she qualifies to
participate in this league. The
cost to register to play, whic6
includes her uniform, is $30.00
for ages five to seven and $35.0@
for ages eight to 14. :.,
Registration will be held at
The Athletic House on two
Saturday, January 24th and
January 31st, from 10:00 a.m.
until 2:00 p.m. Uniforms will be
sized at this time.
If you have any questions.
please contact Beverly Crocker
(647-3354) or Paula Boone (647-

ples 3, Mosley 10, Baker 9, Pratt
12, Reed 2, Page 7, Holmes 1,
Speights 14.

PSJ Girls B'Ball
Thursday, January 8
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
lost to Class 6A Mosley Thursday
night. The Lady Sharks were
outscored 18-0 in the first quar-
ter and trailed 33-7 at halftime.
Bonnie Belin led the Lady
Sharks with 12, points. Lacey
Johnson added ,10 points for Port
St. Joe.
ST. JOE (29) Belin 12, Lennox
4, Towner 2. L. Johnson 10, M.
Johnson 1,
MOSLEY (56) Keith 6, Stevens
8. Brown 18, Wainright 2,
Oldham 2, Murphy 5, Robertson
2, Wilkes 14.
S JOEST 0 7 -14- 8 29
MOSLEY 18 15 13 10 56-
Tuesday, January 13
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
(7-8) had three players score in
double figures at they defeated
Freeport Tuesday night.:
Courtney Lennox led the.
offense with 12 points, followed
by Tynetta Towner with 11.'
ST. JOE (44) Belin 10, Lennox
12, Royster 5, Towner 11, pant 2,
Johnson ,4
FREEPORT (40) Carter 2,
Cheatham 9, Dutton 8, Chamb-
less 3, Spires 18.
ST.JOE 9,11 10 14 -44
F'PORT 14 6 10 40
Upcoming Games
The Lady Sharks continue
their schedule tonight (Thursday,
January 15) as they welcome to
"The Dome" District 2-2A and,
county rival, Wewahitchka, at
6:00 and travel to Carrabelle on
Tuesday, January 20th for a 5:00
Girls' Softball
Organizing Soon
Port St. Joe Softball League's
organizational meeting will be
held Mlonday. January :26th at
6:00 p.m.., ET, in the Highland
View Elementary School cafeteria.
Anyone who's Interested in
*coaching and/or helping to make
this league a success this year-
please plan to attend.
If you have questions, call
Sherry McDowell at 647-5942,
Be%'erlv Crocker at 647-3354, or
Paula Boone at 647-5031,.

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Saturday, January 10-
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
could not overcome a 36-21 first
half deficit during Saturday's loss
to Florida High.
"Our guard play was very
poor," said Coach Vernon
Tyson Pittman led .Port St.
Joe offensively with 16 points.
"We've got a big district game
coming up next Tuesday when
Wewa comes to 'the Dome'," said
Eppinette. "They're 2-0 in the dis-
trict, while we are 1-0. It should
be a good game."
ST. JOE (45) R. Chambers 2,
D. Daniels 7, Dixon 7, Jenkins 1,
Larry 5, McNair 5, Pittman, 16,
Lewis 2.
FLORIDA HIGH (63) Blizzard
20. Granger' 4, Matthews 17;
Robinson 13, Gaines 2, Johnson

Tuesday, January 13'
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
(0)-6) took a commanding victory
from the Apalachicola Sharks

Tuesday night as Tyson Pittman :
led the offensive unit with a game
high 25 points.
Keion, McNair followed with I
10 points, while nine other Port
St. Joe players added points on
the board for the win.
Port St. Joe's junior varsity
squad also picked up a strong'i
64-33 win Tuesday.
ST. JOE (77) --Adkison 1, R
Chambers 6, D. Chambers 6,
Daniels 7, Dixon 5, Jenkins 5,-
Larry 8, McNair 10, Pittman 25,
Quinn 2, Woullard 2.
Key 12, Banks 2, Stanley 24.
ST. JOE 19 16 23 19 77
APALACH 13 7 9 17 46

Next Week's Schedule
The Tiger Sharks ill proceed
in their schedule by participating
in the Adidas Subway Shootout in
the Chipola Jr. College gym in
NMananna on Saturday, January
17th. They will tip-off at 11:00
p.m. (ET) against Albany-'
Daugherty (Georgia).
Tuesday, January 20th Port
St. Joe will host district and
county rival, the Wewahitchka
Gators, in junior varsity and var-
sity mnatch-ups at 6:30 and 8:00
p.m. (ET), respectively.

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Oil Spills More Common Occurrences On Inland Lakes and Streams

Average Spill

is in Quantities

Less Than

50 Gallons
/ .Odd as it may seem, the
most common instances of oil
spills do not occur on the sea-
shore or in ocean side situa-
tions. While the most visible
spills are like the Valdez, Alas-
kas, they are not the most fre-
quent and most usual types of
spills; rather, they are the
most unusual.
David Staples, Bureau of
Emergency Response, EPA,
told the regular meeting of the
St. Joe Bay Committee at
their regular meeting last
Thursday, that the most com-
mon oil -or hazardous sub-
stance-spill occurs on inland
ponds or bodies of 'water, or
wetlands, or even diy land. It
is usually quantities of one to
50 gallons. Though it is not
great in size or volume, it
must be reported if it is a haz-
ardous material so its necessi-
ty for supervised clean-up
may be determined.
"Our typical call is for an
abandoned drum of unknown
substance," Staples said. "All
closed drums-should be evalu-
ated before they are opened,"
he continued.
"Never take it upon your-
self to open a closed drum
of unknown material," the
speaker warned, "and never,
never, taste the unknown
substance in an attempt to.
identify it."

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Substance Is

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..,"An u.rknown substa ne, is..
a hazardous substance." Sta-
ples warned.
The speaker said. his' de-
partment is charged with po-
licing the Panhandle of Florida
and he is responsible for the,
correct disposal handling in,
several situations. These are:
Abandoned containers.
Abandoned facilities.
Transportation acci-
Biohazardous wastes.
Pollutant spills in waters
of the state.
Hazardous substance'
Environmental crimes.
Tire fires.
Facility fires involving
hazardous substances.
Intentional dumping of
hazardous materials.
Emergency detonation-
permits. after hours only.
Alan Cllins gave the
Coast Guard's responsibility
for policing of virtually the
same objects.
He said the Coast Guard
is responsible south of the In-
tracoastal Waterway, only,

Commodity Distribution

Scheduled for Jan. 20 & 22

Dr. Robert King, chairman of the St. Joe
Bay Committee, center, talks about the sub-
ject being discussed during a rest period

with the DEP having sole ju-
risdiction north of the water-
way. Their notification num-
ber is 1-800-424-8802.
'We do not ,assess fines for
first violations," Collins said.
'We give warnings and log the
violation in our records and if
it happens again, the violator
is subject to more stem action
from us."
Oil spills on water are
.identifiable by. the tell-tale
sheen that it leaves. If a sheen
appears on the water, from
.your Operation, or if you wit-
ness the appearance of a
sheen, you should notify the
Coast Guard.
"Even small spills are very
toxic," Collins said. "Some-
times, the clean up can be ar-
ranged for over the phone. but
we should be notified of every
spill." he continued.
'The Coast Guard is ulti-
mately responsible for every
clean-up, of spills, even, if ye.
don't physically do tile clean
up. The owner of the vessel
causing the spill is responsi-
ble for its clean-up and every
attempt will be taken to en-
courage him to clean it up be-
fore the Coast Guard steps in
and either hires it done, or
does the physical work of
cleaning up, billing the owner
for the expense involved."'
He said the most common
ingredients spilled in this part
of the state are gasoline or
diesel. "Clean up is fairly easy
from. the beach environment
around here, but we must get
at it earlyv" Collins concluded.
Jim Newton. Environmen-
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required to do to prevent spills

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of hazardous wastes. "Preven-,;
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"All industrial firmnns which
handle oil in some process of
their operation must have an
organization and a plan in
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and organization even such a
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U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture surplus commodities will be
distributed to eligible area resi-
dents on Tuesday and Thursday,
January 20th and 22nd. The
foods will be distributed at the old
senior citizen s building in Port
St. Joe and the senior citizen's
building in Wewahitchka.
The distribution in Port St.
Joe will be on Tuesday, January
20th from 1-00 until 3:00 p.m.
(ET), and the distribution in.
WeVewahitchka will be on
Thursday, January 22nd from
12:00 until 2:00 p.m. (CT).
Recipients must, have a
current commodity card to receive
their commodities. There will be
no registration at the distribution.
centers. Anyone who has
questions concerning their eligi-
bility or would like to :sign up
should call 229-9112, 639-5068,
or come by the commodity office
In the Gulf County Courthouse
pnor to these dates.
Wewahitchka residents may

go to the old courthouse on
Wednesday, January 21st, from
12:30 to 4:30 p.m. (CT) to certify
for commodities.
Any household whose gross
income is not in excess of the
state-established maximum per-
centage of the poverty line for the
appropriate household size or
who can prove its eligibility for
food stamps, Aid to Families with
Dependent Children (AFDC),
Supplemental Security Income
(SSI), or Medicaid is eligible to
receive the USDA foods.
Documents accepted as proof
of eligibility include proof of eligi-
bility in the above programs. As
an alternative to providing such
documents, a household may
simply complete an application
giving total household income.
Rules for acceptance and par-
ticipation in the program are the
same for everyone without, regard
to race, color, national origin, age,
sex or handicap.

PSC Releases Report On Electric Service

The Florida Public Service
Commission has released its
report that assesses the quality of
electric service provided to Florida
consumers. The year-long study
,: was performed due to an increase
. in consumer complaints about
service outages.-.
The review examined service
quality:and reliability indicators
for Florida Power and Light
Company (FPL), Florida Power
Corporation (FPC), Gulf Power
Company and Tampa Electric

Company, for the ;period 1992
through 1997.
The data examined indicate a
reduction in. distribution service
quality by both FPL and FPC.
Specifically, the frequency and
length of power. outages caused
by untrimmed trees, contacting
power lines, and momentary ser-
vice interruptions (interruptions
just long enough to cause elec-
tronic equipment, such as digital
clocks, to blink) were identified as
problem areas for both compa-

PSC staff recommended that
FPL and FPC file specific improve-
ment plans and goals to be moni-
tored by the commission in fol-
low-up studies.
The, report is available to the
public and can be obtained free of
charge by calling (850) 413-6800.
In addition, it will be presented to
PSC Commissioners at' the
January 20 Internal Affairs meet-
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Fishing Reef Proposed for St. Joseph Bay Near "Eagle Harbor" (Printing and Business Supply;Needs)
Plans Are to Build a Structure At Least 50 Feet by 1500 Feet, In Eight Feet of Water

How do artificial reefs in
the gulf or bay come into exis-
tence? Is it a simple procedure
to get one approved, or built?
Bill Kennedy, an engineer
for Preble-Rish Engineers of
Port St. Joe explained a por-
tion of that query last Thurs-
day when he. told of some of
the procedure he is having to
go through, to establish a reef
in St: Joseph Bay.
Part of that procedure is
getting letters of endorsement
from every group and organi-
zation interested in the body

of water targeted for construc-
tion of a reef.
Kennedy was asking for
endorsement of the Bay Com-
mittee for his reef project in
St. Joseph Bay to complement
the proposed marina to be
constructed in Port St. Joe
this year. He said he will also
be asking for support from the
state park people, residents of
St. Joseph Peninsula, com-
mercial fishermen and other
groups in the county.
"Our plans' are tentatively
to construct a reef some 50'

by 1500' somewhere in the vi-
cinity of Eagle Harbor," he
said. 'We want to make it ,so
long and narrow because we
want to accommodate both
spear fishers and hook and,
line fishers at the same time,"
Kennedy explained.
The proponents have until
the month of March to get'
their plans drawn, permission ,
of groups approved and their-
permits applied for in order to-
apply for a grant for funds.
"'We're not planning to'

make the reef of trash, or
junk, like other reefs. We're
planning on using all manu-
factured material, such as the
'concrete bubbles' Mexico
Beach is utilizing," he pointed
All 'of this is slated for
sinking in water at least eight
feet ,in depth.
Kennedy would like to
have any input from citizens
or groups-either pro or con-
so they will know the reasons
of their detractors or the ex-
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Arbor Day Will be Observed on Friday January 16

Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Bob Crawford has
announced that Arbor Day will be
observed in Florida on Friday,
January 16.
"This is an opportunity for.
everyone to reflect on the many
benefits provided .by trees,"
Crawford; said. "From commercial
forestland to urban landscaping,
trees are a valuable resource for
The United States officially
observes National Arbor. Day on
the last Friday in April. In Florida,
the Legislature in 1945 designat-
ed the third Friday in January as
the state Arbor Day, because that
is the time of year when the cli-
mate is, optirmalfor planting trees
in Florida.
Arbor Day is 'celebrated
around Florida in schools andby
civic organizations with tree
planting and other activities. For
information about events in your
area, or to plan an act],itvy, con-
tact the local office of the depart-

ment's Division of Forestry,,listed
under the "Florida, Departmqnt: of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services" in the government see-
. tion of the telephone directory.
The idea for Arbor Day origi-
nated in Nebraska in'the 1800s;
Among, the settlers hioving intp
'the. Nebraska Territory in 1854
was J. Sterling Morton of Detroit.
As editor of Nebraska's first news-
paper, and later, as a government
official, Morton advocated tree
planting, by individuals and civic
organizations:.. He first, proposed
the establishment of a tree-plant-
ing ."Arbor Day" holiday on
January 4, 1872, at a meeting of
the State Board of Agriculture.
The first, Arbor Day was set
for April 10, 1872, and prizes
were'offered' to counties and indi-
viduals for properly planting the
inmost'trees on that day. It was
estimated that more than, a mil-
lion trees were. planted in
Nebraska on the fi rst Arbor Day.
During the 1870s, other

states passed legislation to
observe Arbor Day, and the con-
cept has since spread to many
countries around the world.

- One. mature tree in one grow-
ing season will provide an'
amount of oxygen equivalent to
that required by one adult'f6r
one year. Trees provide wildlife
habitat for birds, mammals
- The hairy leaf surfaces of trees.
trap and filter out ash, dust,
and pollen particles carried in
the air.
w- Trees provide forest products,
including lumber., paper.
mulch, oils, gums, syrups and
fruits, adding more than $7.9
billion annually to Florida's
Trees lessen the impact of rain-
drops on the soil surface and
help keep sediment from wash-
ing into rivers and streams.
,- Trees beautify urban and'
community areas, such as
parks, streets and school
The hair-like root fibers of
trees help filter groundwater,

trapping nutrients anid pollu-
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the environmental, recreational,
economic, land management, and
wood products benefits provided
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and achievements of Dr. Martin
'Luther :King,. Jr.. on Friday.
j Janua-rY-16. with a public-address,
at 10 a.m. in, the Student Union
Conference Center. The public is
invited to attend.

The .keynote speaker for the
event, Judge Timothy Coon, is
presently serving as county judge
for Polk County Court, 10th
-Judicial Circuit. He, hbi-s been a
;member of the Florida Bar since
1979, having received a uris
Doctorate Degree from Florida
State University in 1978.
Judge Coon graduated from
Rosenwald High School and
received an Associate of Arts
Degree from Gullf Coast Com-
munity College and a Bachelor of
Arts Degree from the University of
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Is God Getting
Tired of You?
"Therefore will He
give them up..
--Micah 5:3

s OES GOD GET TIRED OF US? That really is
scoring to think about. When I was a child I was not always
obedient to my parents. In fact, I'm pretty sure that at times they
were "tired of me." Looking back on my obedience to God and
His"house rules," I feel pretty sure He must have been tired of
me many times. Thankfully, my attitude toward God and His
"rules" have improved somewhat over time, but when I take a
good look inward, especially during my evening prayer tinie. it
is not too difficult to still see some areas needing attention.
Sometimes I think maybe the comic pages are the best part
of the newspaper. In the Sunday, January 4 comic strip, Dennis
the Menace, his father- was reading to Dennis about dinosaurs.
and their final extinction. When he finished, Dennis asked him
if he thought maybe the reason they disappeared was that God
got tired of them. His father said "I guess, so." Then Dennis
asked. "Do ya think He might get tired of us, too?" Father had a
little trouble with that question. >
I saw a T-shirt a few days ago' on the front of which was
these words, "When all else fails, read the instructions!" Just
below that was a large picture of the Bible. That is really very
good advice.
When we go on a journey through unfamiliar territory, we
usually depend upon a good road map for directions. We surely,
are on a journey, one that will end at the throne of God. There
we will give an account of how swell we managed to stay on the
prescribed route. The Bible is our "road map" for this journey.
Many say they would read the,Bible, but it is too difficult to
understand. That is the purpose of Sunday School and Bible
Study at the local: church. That! will help us understand. We.
really have no excuse for not knowing the Word of God.
What is hard to understand about, "Believe in the Lord
Jesus Christ, and you will be saved."? Or, "Love God and love
thy neighbor as thyselff" ? There is a lot in the Bible, such as
history and God's dealing with Israel. that need not concern us.;
But, we need to know the simple directions that do concern us.
Think about it! Is God getting a little bit tired of you?.

Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
; 3g0g2 M rti lther Kntg lvd;., Port St. Joe, .
Sunday Schoe; i....., .......... ........... ..10 a.m.
Morning Service .............................. 1 1 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ................................................ 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship .................................. 7 p.m.
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++. .7:30 and 11:00(a.m. (ET)
S 1+ISunday School 9:45
8:00 a.m. (CT)


311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
Sunday School 9:45 am Discipleship Training 5:00 pm Sun. Evening
WVed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
"0 taste and see that the Iird is good: bhl-sid 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. BJox 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

Discover God's love!
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
S, 1601 Long 'Auen"u Port SL Joe *229-8691
Worship ..-- Surndas at i1 a nm. & 6 p.m.
Bible Study' unda, s at0.45 'm .& 5p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday 'Children:& Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
S Prayer & Bible Study at 7 p.m:
Adult Praie Choir'aat,-g p.m.' -
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth



White City Concert

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,Stephanie Leavins


i'n Psalm3 i: 1 we find,
"Iif6ee6 O Lord, do I seek
refuge; let me never be
U put to shame; in Thy
righteousness deliver
S. Sometimes we try to
Or Tayo w rout all Our problems
Visitation Minister, First work out all our problems
United Methodist Church ourselve.. The problem
Switch this; is all of us need
God's help. In a sense of independence we often
refuse help from anyone. As a Christian we com-
mit our spirit to God who will redeem us. God
sent His Son to be dur Saviour and Redeemer.
We often want to6be the only one who gives.
We want to stand oni ou. own two feet, and not,
be obligated to others. Many times our life
becomes complicated, and we cannot solve our
dilemma. Spiritual help is available through God
if we call upon Him. The psalmist wanted the
Lord to be gracious unto him because he was in
distress..,God,.gies deliverance when we are in
_- disLress.. :..'-' -,'-- '

Ground Hog Supper

Returns in Hosford

For several years, members of
Grace United Methodist Church
in Hosford -have been asked the
question, "When are you going to
continue.. the :,' Ground Hog
Suppers' that we all enjoyed so
Well, the answer to that ques-
tion is January' 31! They are plan-
ning to have a "Ground Hog
Supper"-with a menu to match
any of those of the past-includ-
ing rice and backbone. sausage
patties, chitterlings, sweet pota-
toes, string beans,. cornbread,
cupcakes and tea. All this for only
$8.00 per plate.
Rev.; Lister Grant Iretired)
along with church members .; ll

Juvenile Justice
Meeting Today "
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting
Thursday, January 15Lh (today)
at 4:00 (ETI at the Gulf Countv
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.' ,;,

-be serving from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
(ET) at the Grace United
Methodist Church on Highway 65
South in Hosford.

AME Gospel Choir
Anniversary Sun.
New Bethel A.M.E. Church
Gospel Choir will observe Its sec-
ond anniversary on Sunday,
Januar- 18 at 5:00 p.m. Local
and out-of-town choirs will be
Pastor Griffin and the gospel
choir invite' everyone to attend
and share a spirit-filled evening of
songs and praise. The.church is
located at the corner of Avenue C
and Highway 98 in Port St. Joe.

Trinity Day
The annual "Trinity Day" wor-
ship service will be held at
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Church. beginning at 11:00 a.m.
on Sunday. January 18th.
The speakers of the hour ,will
be Tony Larry, Ann Nickson and
Linda Bullock, each a member of
the church. The public is cordial-
, ly invited to attend this time of
praise, worship and celebration.

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

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

.First United Methodist Churchi
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Mo ring ChQrch .. ......... .. 9-00 a.m. CT
Children's Church .. .... ......9:00'a.m. CT
C hurch School...... : ;; ...........................10:15 a.m CT
Monday Night Bible b study ........... .....:.530 p.m. CT
. Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor .' John Anderson, Music Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 Office Phone: 648-8820

Stephanie Leavins will be in
concert during the 11 a.m. service
Sunday, January 18th at the
Word of Life Holiness Church,
located on Beatty Avenue in White
City. Ms. Leavins was born with
muscular dystrophy, and has
spent her entire life in a wheel-
chair. Her faith in God was only
strengthened because of this
handicap. She has used this
opportunity to inspire and
encourage audiences all across

Gospel Choir
New Bethel A.M.E. Church
Gospel Choir will celebrate its
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 invite 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.

the country.
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
and encouragement and she
would like to share her blessing
with you. Everyone is cordially

A Black and

White Affair
The missionaries of New
Bethel A.M.E. Church are once
again sponsoring their annual
"Black and White Affair". The
event begins at 7:00 p.m. at the
Stiles Brown Senior Citizens
Center, located on Library Drive,
off Highway 71 North.
SSpeaker for the event will be
Judge Elijah Smiley. Judge
Smiley is a resident of Bay County
and a native of Port St. Joe. Along
with other entertainment, you'll
be served a tasty meal.
Obtain tickets for the event
from any of the missionary ladies
by making a donation of $10.00
per ticket.

\\ // The friendly place to worship!
i :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


508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756

Us N. SUNDAY WORSHIP .........................0 a.m.
N ADULT SCHOOL ................................11 am.
SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children Nursery Available
Pastor, Rev. J. Reid Cameron

S'1 ... Dennis Pledger Buddy Caswel!
Interim Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School .. . .... . 9:45 am
Worship Service ....... .............. 11:00 am
Disciple Training . .... ;. 6.00 pm
Evening Worship ... ...... ...... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .. ....... 7:00 pm

Come and worship with us at.:



T-j Sunday School.... .........................10:00 A.M.
Morning Service..........:............. ....1100 A.M .
Evening Serrice. ................ ..........6:00 P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting,.......7:00 P.M.
Bill Taylor, Pastor: Roger Lofiks, Assistant Pastor

Catch e S constitutionandMonunent
Port St.Joe
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youith
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.

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Sunday Worship at 10:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.
Brne Duty, Pastor Stedy: 227-2583 Church: 227-1180








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'98 GED Testing Schedule Has Been Determined

Everyone interested in taking
the GED is strongly urged to pre-
pare now for its upcoming admin-
istration. Call 227-1744 or stop
by the Gulf County Adult School i
for a visit. Do NOT.idelay!
Following 'is a tentative;
schedule of planned testing dates
(all times are eastern):
*Februa 27 and 28' at the

adult school; Friday beginning at
5:00 p.m. and Saturday begin-
ning at 8:00 a.m. Registration will
take place from February 23 to
26. The registration deadline is
February 26.'

*Apr11 24 and 25 at the adult
school; Friday beginning at 5:00
p.m. and Saturday beginning at
8:00 .a.m. Registration will take

place from April 20 to 23. The reg-
istration deadline is April 23.
*June 26 and 27 at the adult
school; Friday beginning at 5:00
p.m. and Saturday beginning at
8:00 a.m. Registration will take
place from June 22 to 25. The
registration deadline is June 25.
*October 16 and 17 at the
adult school; Friday beginning at,
5:00 p.m. and Saturday begin-

ning at 8:00 a.m. Registration will
take place from October 12 to 15.
The registration deadline is
October 15.
eNovember 27 and 28 at the
adult school; Friday beginning at
5:00 p.m. and Saturday begin-
ning at 8:00 a.m. Registration will
take place from November 23 to
26. The registration deadline is
November 26.

"Old Glory" to Fly Again
In the photo above, Gulf County School' Board membere 'Dr.''
Mary Pridgeon and Wewahitchka High School principal Larry
Mathes display a new flag to be used in the Commons Area at
Wewahitchka High School. Dr. Pridgeon contacted the office of'
Representative Allen Boyd, and with their assistance, a new flag
has been provided. The old flag had disappeared during renova-
tions and had never been located. i",.

From the Principal of,


Hig h Scho ol

Have you seen that report
card yet? If not, find out why and
insist that it be brought home to
you! Students should have gotten
them Tuesday, and it is important
that you check it carefully.
If you have questions, call the
guidance department and maybe
the pVdiblem can be solved' by
Sphone-. If not, you may need to
arrange an appointment with a
teacher to receive full under-
standing and satisfaction.
The varsity football awards
dinner will be held February 2 (a
Saturday night) at the First
United Methodist Church fellow-
ship hall. Space is limited, so the
team, cheerleaders and coaches
will eat at 6:30 p.m., and then
parents and supporters are invit-
ed to attend the awards portion at
7:30 p.m.
Knights of Columbus (of Port
St.. Joe) are sponsoring a free'
throw shooting contest for stu-
dents, ages: 10 to 14 (as, of
January 1), girls and boys divi-
sions, starting at noon January

A signed application filled out.,
by a parent is all that's required.', ,
Proof of age may be necessary to
progress to further competition.
Last year, the girls outnumbered
the boys, so let's see if we can bal-
ance it out.
The, cool, ;then warm', .then
cool, etc., weather causes a lot of
sickness. Be sure to send notes
back with your student when he
or she returns to school after an
illness, and insist they ask for
make-up work.
Time allowed for make-up is
the number of days out plus one,
so if the student was out two
days, they'd have a total: of three ,
days to make up work, tests, etc.
that were missed.
Track is getting started, as is
baseball and softball-everyone's
working to get the facilities in
shape. Gulf County should be
proud of its athletic facilities-
overall they are some of the best
in the state in the Class 2A range,
the result of good planning by the
school board and hard work by

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
JANUARY 19 23, 1998

TUES- Pizza Burger, Lima
Beans, Bread, Milk and

WEDS- Chicken, Rice
w/Gravy, Green Beans,
Applesauce, Roll and Milk.
THURS- Pizza, Sliced
Peaches, Tossed Salad, Milk
and Cookie.
FRI- Meat/Cheese Sandwich,
French Fries, Beard, Milk and

y Larry A. Mathes

coaches and loyal supporters.
.Some credit needs to be shared
with our local prison workers and
supervisors for theft help!, ,
Junior varsity football has
scheduled an awards dinner for
this Saturday night, January 17.
Dinner for players, coaches, and
cheerleaders at 6:30 and then
parents invited'( ( the awards
Ceremony at, 7:30 p.m.. S-pport
your student for his participation!
The varsity dinner is scheduled
for February 2.

BuIldoa News



"StudentsOf The Week"
Congratulations to our'
"Students of the Week'. They are
Ashleigh Lewis, Sarah Hiscock,
Reggie Turner. Amelia Brockman.
Daniet.Garcia, Kenny McFarland'
and Randall White.
' : ;Volunteer Spotlight
Our volunteer spotlight 'for
the week is on Christine Mahan.
Christine volunteers' for Mrs.
Gentry and enjoys the'smiles and
hugs when a child learns some-
thing new. Her hobbies include
gardening, cooking, reading; and
solving math' puzzles. She attend-
ed school iM 'Califoirnia Thank
you, Christine, for volunteering at
our school.
Report Cards
Report cards for this past
grading period were sent home on
Tuesday, January 13. If you
would like to schedule a
parent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221.
Martin Luther King Day
School will not be held on
Monday, January 19, due to
Martin Luther King Day.
General Mills Box Tops
Our school, is collecting
General Mills box tops. Please
help us by purchasing General
Mills cereals and sending the box
tops to school.
FCAT Testing
The FCAT will be given to all
fourth and fifth grade students on
January 27 and 28. The FCAT is
Florida's new student assessment
test. The FCAT will measure your
child's reading ,skills in grade
four. Fifth graders will take the
math portion of the FCAT.
Parents can help their child

v ** 4 ---

Written by Lisa Curry
Students have returned to
school at last after their long wini7,
ter holiday. 'The first week back
was basically a "get used to school"
again" week. This week, on the
other, hand, was' busier.
Eighth grade students took ,
the Florida Writest assessment.
test on Tuesday, January 1,.
Students had to write on a given
topic in a set time period.
Congratulations to our eighth

grade "Studentof the, Week" John
White. He has worked very hard
and shown improvement.
The Lady Sharks basketball
team has a home game today at
5:00. Come support your team!
The boys have a basketball game
In Blountstown at 6:00. 'Good'
There Is a pep rally' today at
2:00. Parents are encouraged to
come. The boys' basketball team
will show off in front of the school
tomorrow at 1:00. That's a game
no one should miss! Students can
buy tickets for S 1.00 at the office.
or they can use Gold Cards to get :
in ; .' '
: The Knights of Columbus is;
sponsoring a free throw contest
on Saturday, January 17. Boys
and girls up to age 14 are encour-,
aged. to enter the contest. If you
are interested, pick up a form at
the office, get a parent signature,
and be at Port St. Joe Elementary
School gym at 9:30 a.m.! Hope to
see you there

C (11~t~N2LLL,~

from Highland View Elenmintary School
HELLO It feels like,.; dent.
springtime these days .. how EYE OF THE HURRICANE.
wonderful it is! Students here in ELIZABETH "LIZ" HOWELL is
"Hurricane Country" are back in the "Eye of the Hurricane" this
into their studies Full swing as', .week. Mrs. Howell is our .first
everyone tries to accomplish as'*, grade teacfi r this yearly having
much. "knowledge gaining" before" switched frpti" the' Title I read
the end of the school year. : Ing/math program. Pribr to that
JANUARY 17 ... KNIGHT she was the fourth grade teacher
OF COLUMBUS FREE THROW, for 17 years in "Hurricane Land",
CHAMPIONSHIP CONTEST to be Other areas of teaching for
held on Saturday at Port St. Joe, her were: ninth grade science at
Elementary School gym, begin- Port St. Joe High; biology at
ning at 9:30 a.m. Students from' Blountstown High; fifth grade at
ages 10, to 14 are eligible. Drummond Park Elementary
Students that are interested have (Lucille Moore) in Panama (,.Cts.
been given an entry form and will and she also worked for the
need to prove their date of birth,. Granada County, Mississippi,
with a birth certificate and have a ,. Welfare Department before com-
parent or guardian signature. ..,, ing to Port St. Joe.
JANUARY 19 NO'. ,N Mrs. Howell has been married
SCHOOL as we celebrate the day to her husband. Corbett, since
in memory of Martin Luther, King- .November 16, 1962. They have
Jr. .. three grown sons, Seth, Scott and
r- ,, 1 Steve (two of whom are married).
FCAT ... FLORIDA COM-' Her two grandsons, the "apples of
PREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT her eye" live in Hawaii and are in
TEST will be administered o'Th third grade and kindergarten. She
January 27 and 28. Fifth graders ,and her husband spent their two
take the math, while fourth week Christmas vacation in
graders take the reading test. Hawaii with their son, Seth, his
Students will be bringing home, wife, Patty, and their grandsons.
booklet entitled KEYS TO PCAT. M s Mrs. Howell's favorite things
Please go over this with your'st u- to do in her spare time are read-
S' Ing historical novels, knitting,
Scrocheting and croSs-stltching.
When asked, "What did you want
by doing the following to become when you grow up?"
S1. Ask your child to revie-' she said, "Anything but teach
one homework assignment with' school!l My parents and older sis-
you each evening.: :: :.: ters and brother were teachers.. I
2. Ask your child to teach-you, usually said I want to be an
, how to do the lesson. archaeologist.",
3. When'your children have a~'"
writing project, ask them to0Sh'o r

4. When your children do a : '/ '
science project, ask them to talk '
to you about the' project and Le' '
results. '
5. Before your children take'a
classroom test, ask them to show .
you some practice problems they
have worked. Please pray for Rev. Bill
'I'yo' onr eniair n

The Core Ensemble i,
The Core Ensemblewill' be, t,
Port St. Joe Elementary School for,
two performances on Wednesday-,
January 26.
The Core Ensemble, the
nationally acclaimed trio of cello',
piano and percussion, performs
music by African American com-
posers ranging from jazz greats
Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton,
Billy Strayhorn, Thelonious Monk
and Charles, Mingus to concert
music composers William Grant
Still and George Walker.
Become and Stay Loving
Love is the bottom line. Do
you, tell and show your children
that you love them? The spoken
word, the occasional note, card,
or letter, and a meaningful hug
are continuous reminders of our
love. As you daily demonstrate
love to your children, they in turn
are able to give it back to you and
others-and them some. Love
more, judge less!

Tayiors mother, Jean Taylor, who
is very ill, and pray also for "him
and his ;family as they go to south
Florida today to be with her.
:,Parents, be sure to mark
Monday, January 19 as a holiday
for students and teachers. Also,
we deviate from the public school
with our February days off.
We-will be out February 12th
and 13th to accommodate our
teachers who are going to the
Association' of Christian Schools
International Convention In
Birmingham, Alabama.
Activities for January include
our magazine sales drive which
will be January 21 to 23.
February is the annual candy sale
month. :
We will be selecting students
for the Pensacola spelling bee to
be held in March, and also the
student who will represent Faith
Christian in the Gulf County
spelling bee held in February.
We are very pleased with the

'97-'98 1

Shark Talke
By: Leighbone Lawrence

Well, school is back in the
full swing of things and the stu-
dents were anxious'to get back to
school and start off the second
During the break,' some of
the Port StL. Joe High
students went on a
trip to France and boy
did they have a great
time! Among some of
these students, were
the following seniors: r
Jarred Patterson, t '
Julia Six, Casie .
, Williams and Natasha .
'I 'also received
information that a
certain senior class
boy received a surprise
kiss from a French chick in the
Hard Rock Cafe on New Year's
Eve. Go Jarred!
So, to get back on the subject

of school- seniors, you are
reminded that if you have not
already done so, the deadline to
pay Coach Lanford for your order
is January 20th. If you
have any questions,
you may give him a
call at home.
to the junior varsity
boys and varsity boys
for their victories over
.- Bay High. and also
'A congratulations for
beating FANMLI. Wakul-
la. and Brooksville
over the holidays.
./' Girls. remember
to sign up for softball if
you are interested.
Good luck to all the Sharks
athletic teams throughout the
next week.



y11 : ,B Lnda Whitfield

Geoffrey Manor Is The
"Student Of The Week"
CP teacher Judi Lister chose
seven year old Geoffrey Manor as
the "Student of ,the Week".
Geoffrey is in the second grade.
When Geoffre: grows up, he
would like "to be what my dad is!"
(Mr. Manor is a biologist.)
Some of Geoffrey's favontes
are: TV show-Rug Rats: favorite
song, "ABC Song". He would like
to visit his cousins in. North.
Carolina. Geoffrey likes to play
with his little sister, Laurel, and
says this about himself-"I'm
smart. I'm good in school."
Geoffrey will receive, ,a free
,pizza compliments of P.J.'s
Restaurant. Congratulations!,
New Principal
WES would like to welcome
our new principal, Clayton
Wooten. Mr. Wooten comes to us
with considerable experience in a
variety of positions. He, is excited
about his new job and we are
excited about him. His warm
smile and quiet manner have
already made him a favorite.
In case you've forgotten,
FCAT stands for the Florida

tur's CJltJ~

Comprehensive Assessment Test.
The fourth graders will be tested
in reading and the fifth' graders
will be tested in.math. This will
happen on January 27th and
Chinese Dragon
In honor of Chinese New Year,
the T.E.A.M. classes of Lori Price
and Sue McDaniel are making a
paper Chinese dragon. Stop by
and see it if you have a chance.'
Vive la France
WES, was represented on the
Challenge trip to France over the
holidays. Teachers Joyce Groom,
Esther Taunton and Linda
Whitfield and student Laura
Husband enjoyed the art and
architecture as well as French
customs. It was the trip of a life-
Martin Luther King Holiday
Monday, Jantuary 19 is a hol-
iday honoring the slain civil rights
leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
There will be no school that day.

smooth transition to the shorter
day for grades one through four.
Teachers, students, and parents
are to be commended for their
adjustment to the new schedule.

FCS Chorus
The Faith Christian School Chorus has performed for various
school activities this school year, including the Gulf County
Senior Citizens Association and Pam Nobles' dance recital. They
will soon begin practice for a Christian musical, 'The Message",
created by Dennis and Nan Allen with 4Him.
Students in the Faith Christian School Chorus in the photo
above are, left to right: [Front Row] Matthew Williams, Caisey
Spriggs, Ashley Smith, Mark Vinson, and Laura Seay.
[Second Row] Mrs. Teat, Josh Duty, Kayla Wiley, Heather
Henderson, Rachel Bixler, Victoria Ramirez, Linda Phillips,
Michael Roney, Jeffrey Pitts, and Gabriel Phillips.
[Third Row] Chester LeGrone, Jenna Teat, Jamie Davis,
Renee Vinson, Rebekah Peterson, Ashley Creamer, Suzanne
Davis, Julie Faircloth.




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Its Clear and
Unpolluted Water
That is Not Markedly
Influenced by
Fresh Water
By Jim Newton
It is quite 'common to be dri-
ving over the Gulf County Canal
overpass along U.S. 98 and to be
racing a southern bald eagle or an
osprey that has a fish in its
talons, or to see a dozen bot-
tlenose dolphin frolicking in the
St. Joseph Bay is considered
by many scientists to be a pristine
bay. Its cleat and unpolluted
water that is not markedly influ-
enced by fresh water is consid-
ered an ideal location for many
biological studies of marine life.
Scientists from around the south-
east come to the bay to study the
marine life, including the sea
grasses and scallops.
St. Joseph Bay covers 73,000
, acres along the northern coast of
the Gulf of Mexico. A portion of
the bay has been designated as
the. St. Joseph Bay Aquatic,
Preserve by the governor and
Cabinet (one of fourteen through-
out the state).
The bay has a mean depth of
21 feet, with the deepest part
approximately 35 feet near the
northern tip of Cape San Blas.
The beaches in the area are
approximately 100 to 200 feet in
width and are backed by dunes
that can reach 40 feet in height.
However, Hurricane Opal removed
many of the dunes, especially
near the Stump Hole of Cape San
Salt marshes and sea grass
beds play an important part in
providing food to ,the various
forms of wildlife that can be found
in the area. The salt, marshes
(areas of visible grass growth) in
the area predominantly allow the
growth of black needlerush and
smooth cordgrass. Estuarine
organisms find the salt marshes
an excellent source of food.
The salt marshes also sup-
port several species of algae and
seed plants, a large variety of
invertebrates, a large variety of
birds, and a few reptiles and
.mammals.--Salt marshes rim the
bay, and are a, prominent portion
of the southern and southeastern
portion of the bay.
Seagrass beds are the equiva-
lent of an underwater salt marsh.

Seagrass beds offer available'
habitat of 15 to 20 times that of
unvegetated areas. They also offer
refuge from predators to many
large juvenile populations of fish,
and invertebrates, the most rec-
ognizable of these being the bay
Sea grass beds serve as a food
source for those species that
either eat the grass or the decayed
material that surrounds the
grass. Sea grass beds cover from
one-eighth to one-sixth of the bay
bottom. Sea grasses found in the
bay include Cuban shoal grass,
manatee grass, turtle grass, wid-.
geon grass, and star grass.
Seagrass beds support an
ecosystem that is complex and
three-dimensional. Seagrass
cycles nutrients into the bay
water and sediment, stabilizes
bay bottom sediments, provides
habitat and shelter to juvenile,
fish and invertebrates, serves as a
source of food, and buffers wave
energy during storms. The sea-
grass beds exist to a water depth
of 15 to 20 feet.
The bay serves as an impor-
tant stopover during spring and
fall bird migration. Thousands of
migratory birds can be found
around the bay. Species include
warblers, vireos, tanagers, gros-
beaks. falcons and hawks. In fact,
an estimated 3,000 to 5,000
hawks per year from much of the
North American land mass can be
found during the fall migration'
.Over. 200 species., of birds
have been recorded inarind around
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.
The monarch butterfly makes the
state park an autumn stop on its
migration to Mexico.

This column is provided as a service of the Gulf Coun:v Guidance Clinic Inc a professional counsdwlng
and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psvcrnlog,cal counseling or ireaiment sera ices

Dear Couinselor:
I am -a middle-aged home-
maker who feels like I'm in a fog.'
My kids are grown and live else-
where. My husband is very busy,
and when I try to talk to him, he
doesn't seem to understand. He
says I should get more, active in
the community, but I've tried
that and I still feel empty.
I don't think I need counsel-
ing, but I do need someone to
talk to. My friends are busy with
their own lives and don't seem to
understand. What should I do?
I Signed,
Dear Perplexed:
Your problem issue is a
familiar one for women who are
in between roles in life (mother-
hood, career, etc.). Filling one's
life with busy work may help for
a time, but ultimately this only
prolongs dealing with the prob-
-A women's support group

might be a positive forum for you
to deal with these issues. In such
a confidential setting' you can
share your feelings and gain
insight while potentially offering
support to others with similar
Gulf County Guidance Clinic
has such a group available on
Thursday nights from 5:30 to
7:00 p.m. Best of all, this service
is free. Please call us at 227-1145
for further information.
Laura Rogers, M. S.
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to

Tax Workshop Presented

By IRS and Business Center

Gulf Coast Community
College's Small Business
Development Center and the
Internal Revenue Service will co-
sponsor a series of workshops
entitled, "Small Business Tax
The courses will be presented
by representatives of the IRS and
the Florida Department of
Revenue. The classes will be held
on February 17th, 18th, and
19th, from 6:30 through 8:30

t orhp;tthI

p.m., at Gulf Coast Community
College's Lifelong Learning Center
in Room 243.
The 17th's class will cover
sales tax, state unemployment
tax, intangible tax, corporate
income tax, and information
sources for all businesses. The
class on the 18th will cover pay-
roll taxes, and information
returns. February 19th's class
will cover accounting methods,
record keeping and substantia-
tion, and record retention.
The courses are FREE OF
CHARGE. Reservations may be
made by contacting the Small
Business Development Center,
2500 Minnesota Avenue, Lynn
Haven, or by calling 850-271-

There are a variety of threat-
ened and endangered species that
either migrate through or live year
round near the bay. Some of these
species include: peregrine falcon,
Southern bald eagle, leatherback
turtle, Atlantic ridley turtle,
Atlantic loggerhead turtle,
American alligator, Southeastern
kestrel, Cuban snowy plover, least
tern, gopher tortoise, little blue
heron, snowy egret, reddish egret,
Louisiana heron, Eastern brown
pelican, osprey, and marsh hawk.
The unique environmental
aspects of the bay are only one of,
the many reasons people come to
St. Joseph Bay, but an important
There is an informational
committee that has been estab-
lished to oversee environmental
aspects of the bay. The St. Joe.
Bay Committee meets the second
Thursday of every other month at
9:00 a.m (ET) in the meeting room
of the Port St. Joe Fire
Department meeting room.
The group's next meeting w ll
occur in March. All interested cit-
izens that are .concerned about
the bay are encouraged to attend
these meetings.

1200 U. S. Hwy. 98, .,- ,
Mexico Beach,, FL 32410 *

804 Garrison Ave. 3 bedroom, I bath Spanish
style stucco 1204' sq. ft., open courtyard entry,'
Ig. ingrouid pool, fenced, city water & sewer,
well for irrigation, gas heat, window air, Lot
75x150', $69,500. .'
121 Hwy. 386. Just a short walk to the beach! 2
levels,, 3bd., 3 ba., cedar home on stilts. Ground
level has 1 bd., 1 iba., and kitchenette (mother-
in-law quarters) with gated under home park-
ing for 3 cars, and .a, large shop area. 2nd level
has 2 bd, 2 ba., with large kitchen, dining & liv-
ing room area with beautiful corner stone wood
burning'fireplace. Approx. 1,950 sq. ft. of living
space, lot size 100'x75'. Full decks w/south deck
screened in and tile flooring, cen. h/a, plenty of
storage and priced to sell!! $139,900.
7991 Hwy. 98 Windrush St. Joe Beach.
BEAICHFRONT HO 1N 4bd., 3 ba. single fam-
i ily dwelling, w .approx. 1,950 sf living space is
just 3 yrs. old, master bath room has acuzzi &
walk-in shower, kitchen is all electric. Designed
with living spaces facing the Gulf this home has
sunning deck, outdoor h/c shower, .dune
walkover, 2 car paved parking under unit and
outdoor brick grill. I-landicapped accessible
w/elevator. Excellent rental unit. '$415,000.
Lot, Nautilus Dr., Seashores Lot 3, Blk.,A,
85x150, $23,000. .... ,, .
101'Nautilus Dr. 3'bd., 2 ba., almost new home,,
2 car garage, $116,500. .
Clipper Way Cape San Bias Unique find, 3
or 4 bd., 3'ba., 2400 sq. ft. 2 years old, sits on.1/2
acre lot.. Fireplace, transferable warranty on 50
yr. siding, beautiful gulf and bay'view from
deck. Must see. $185,000. '
8237 Hwy. 98 Gulfare Subd. BeachlFroiit
Beautiful 3 Bd., 2.5 bath townhome. GULF
FRONT. Fireplace, furnished, vinyl & carpet,,
cen. h 'a, $225,000.
8203 Hwy. 98 Gulfaire Subd. Gulf Front
Nicely furnished SOLD bath to6wnhonoie
Great rental unit. $160 ,
201 Nan Nook, Mexico Beach. $105,000. ONTE
OF A KIND. 2 bd., I ba. upstairs, I bd., l ba.
mother-in-law apt. downstairs. This home is on.
2 lots wiih fenced in above ground swimming
pool. Great room has fireplace. Central heat and
air. Ceiling fans throughout. Garage. Large
.,screen porch on downstairs'apt. Deck off of.
upstairs apt. Very nice neighborhood. ,
208 Gautier, Metmokial, : Portn St. Joe. :
Contemporary' 3500' sq.. ft. Florida home
w/bahama shutters., 4 bd., 2.5 ba., 'great room,:
gourmet kitchen, breakfast area & wet bar all
open to form great entertainment qrea. Unique
kit. layout w/2 double sinks, 2 dishwashers 2
trash compactors, 40' counter & bar space.
Viking appliances include built-in gas convec-
tion oven armer, 48" island cooktop .w/24"
grill, sub-zero refrigerator & Amand,; commer-,
cial built-in microwave. Corian countertops
throughout. WVet bar w,'sink & ice machine.
Butler's pantry w,,'built-in buffet & full-out cab-
inets. Rear carpeted screen porch features cus-
tom-built outside kit. w/12' stainless steel top
w/sink, warmer, 2-60,000 btu burners & 32"
grill and 2 48" Viking hoods. Children's living
area has 3 bd., continental bath Wvwhirlpool,
living ,area'& built-in computer/study area.:
Huge master bath & dressing area as 14' his/her
vanity, 7' Jacuzzi,,:separate 5'x5' tile 2-person
shower, his/her large;walk-in closets. Many oth-
er features included with this beautiful home.
.Contact Joan for detailed list..$365,000.
8213 Hwy. 98 St. Joe Beach Gulfaire Exquisite 3 Br
2.5 Ba townhome. Just under 1600 SF, furnished, roof,
carpet, interior paint 2 yrs. old. Wood burning stone
fireplace. Large deck off master BR upstairs and living
room downstairs. Sp* iaxrbairy. Outside storage
rooms front and bacSJ L, storage under stair-
well. All electric CH/A, dishwasher, disposal, refrig-
erator, compactor, washer-dryer. Owner occupied but
great rental potential. Must.see to appreciate. $225,000
Cape San Bias Cape Sands Landing. Nicely dec-
orated beachside townhouse. Duplex unit. 2 bd.
and 2 bath downstairs, 2: loft bedrooms upstairs.
Nice screened-in porch, steps to the gulf. Fully fur-
nished. $169,000. ,

$af~*O44 54~ 4T( 74e

7799 Hwy 98, St Joe Beach Far N Away Beautifully
decorated 3 Br 2 Ba half of duplex, completely remod-
eled. 1 Br 1 Ba downstairs. 2 Br 1 Ba upstairs.
Washer/dryer, CH/A. Excellent rental. $199,000
.378 Gulf Pines, Dr., Gulf Pines Subd., One of the
finest Gulf front homes in the area. Gorgeous 5 bed-
room, two bath, with many amenities, including ele-
vator, elec. storm 'shutters, irrigation system, custom
counter tops, 12' ceilings, glass block in master bath,
extensive decking, boardwalk to the beach, fireplace.
The nicely landscaped home has a wrap around
porch, sundeck with sunbrella, and a screened porch.
Comes with refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, satellite
dish and window treatments. Located on almost 1
acre. $489,900.
61 First Street, Mexico Beach. Beautiful 4 bd., 2 full
baths, 2 half bath stucco home, on Ig. 145'x280' lot,
just 1 1/2 blocks from dedicated beach. Great room
with fireplace, office or hobby room. Large kitchen
w, island and bar dining room. in-ground, 15x30
lighted gunite pool Screened porch, 2 car garage, fish
MUST SEE, TOP'CONDITION.'$i75,000. 00.
801 Maryland Dr. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. 14x70' mobile
home. Cen. heat/air, large deck, $49,000.
Gulfaire Dr. Triplex. Two 3 Br 2 Ba units and one 1
Br 1 Ba unit. Very nice. Good investment. To be sold
together. Total price -.$175,000
Gulf Aire Subd., ,02 Sea Pines Dr.,Want room? Large
2200+ sf. frame, 2-story home on corner lot. 2 bd., 1;
ba., recreational room downstairs, 2 bd., 1 ba, living
room, dining room, fireplace, and kitchen upstairs.
Remodeled in 1995. Very comfortable. MUST SEE!
MEXICO BEACH 111 S. 37th St., Unit 4 Pier Pointe
,Townhouse. 2 bedroom, 11 2/2 bath, fully furnished.
Nice gulf view from upper deck, new air cond. Large
back deck. Excellent condition. Features include an all
electric kitchen, sunken living room, .garden tub..
Excellent rental. $110,000.
nice 3 bd., 2 ba. individual home on a 75'x90' lot.
home features an all electric kitchen, Ig. 12x24' glassed
in porch sliding doors from porch to bedroom, ceiling
fans, carpeted, extensive remodeling, hot/cold out-
side shower, patio, 1 storage shed, 10x16'. Good view
of the gulf. $159,900.
125 Circle Dr. Recently renovated DUPLEX. Two bd, 1
.bath .each side. Nicelcf'sl', ch/a, just steps to,
beach and close to .I,,i d rental potential.
Mexico Beach.111-B S. 38th St. Very nice two bd., 2 ba
:and powder room to I e fse to beach! Fully fur-
nished, all applianc, .nIas Florida room and
deck with gulf view. Master bedroom and bath down-
'stairs and loft bedroom and bath upstairs. $112,000.
2004 Juniper Ave., Nice 3 bd., 1 1/2 bath home on
landscaped 1 1/2 lo glh r sI kler system. Newly
remodeled kitchen, f i Biig area or den, 17'x34'
, gnitie pool. Close to schools. $89,000.
137 Cape Plantation Dr. Beautiful 3 BR 2 BA stilt home
in restricted subdivision. Great room with fireplace
opens onto larger 12'x28' screen porch overlooking
16th greeh of St. Joseph's Bay Country Club.
Underneath parking and storage. ch/a, Jennaire stove,
refrig., microwave, dishwasher, disposal. Well kept.
Cape San Blas Sea Cliffs. Beautifully furnished 3
level town house w/great gulf view from each level. 3
bd., 3 ba., gated community, private beach, 1g. swim-
ming pool, built on concrete pilings. Many extras.
SEASHORES 8102 Alabama Ave. nice 3 bedroom, 2
bath home in an exclusive subdivision. Fully land-
scaped including irrigation system and well. Two car
garage. Many extras including tiled showers, garden
tub, fireplace, cathedral ceiling, white lacquered cabi-'
nets, architectural shingles. A must see. $118,000.
356 Balboa St. Neat 2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home
with new ch/a, carport, chain link fence on 90'x150'
lot $45,000.
254 Coronado St. Really nice well maintained 3 bd 1
1/2 ba. 12x60' mobile home, furnished with dish-
washer, ref., gas stove, ch/a, microwave. Kitchen and
bath redone. Also enclosed front porch and a back
deck, 2 sheds, sprinkler and well. Property 135'x150'
under chain link fence. $75,000.
Port St Joe Approx. 2 acres commercial/industrial -
lots of possibilities $99,000


St. Joseph Bay is Considered

by Many Scientists to be Pristine

John M. Delorme, Realtor
Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor
Joy Holder 648-8493
Patricia Raap 648-5965
Molra Ritch 648-4217
Donna Seifert 648-5919
Joan Smithwick 647-4150
Bobbi Seward 227-3622
Ton Graney 647-3736

(850) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478 a4,

Motel 4103 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on four
lots, gunite swimming pool, boat parking. good
investment potential. $550,000.
Mexico Beach Marina located on Mexico Beach
Canal 4 lots, bait and tackle shop. gasoline pumps,
boat docks, 3,000 + sq ft. bldg. $6b,0,000.
Port St. Joe. Established existing department store'
business. Get in on ground floor of downtown revital-
ization! Inventory, fixtures and established business.
MEXICO BEACH VIDEO, 2704 Hwy. 98, Business
Only. All racks and fixtures, computer, cash register,
copy machine, Ig. mot ie in\ entor\, 2 yr. building lease
available. $35.000.
178 S. Canal St. canalfront. 3 bd., 2 ba. approx.
1650 sf. ch. a, well, septic, 2 car garage, full front &
back decks, back deck includes a 20x9.7 screened in
area, downstairs office, walk-in pantry,, .i.fg.,
isafell dish w/set-up .equipment, 1,264-';acis,
'i00' on In'tracoastal Waterway w/dock. $140,000.
San Bias Plantation S/D. BEACHSIDE AND OWN-
ER FINANCING! Lots 14,19, 21 $34,500. Lots 23, 25,
28, 30 $29,500. Lots 36, 38, 40 $15,500.
Gulf Side White Sands Dr. Two 25'x100', lots -
cleared, $23,500 for both.
424 New Mexico. 224'x158'x189'; lot 25, Blk B, Unit 14
triangular wooded lot. $12,500. Single family home
410, 412, 414 Colorado Dr. 100'x158.33' each Lot 12,
14, 16, Block B, Unit 14. $28,900 each. Owner financ-
ing, with 20% down, 10% 10 years.
420 Colorado Dr. 100'x158.33' Lot 22, Blk B, Unit
14. $30,900, Owner financing, with 20% down, 10% 10
12th St. Nice area, wSOLe Lot 8, 90x120, resi-
dential, $20,000.
413, 415 Fifth St.- 100'x158.33' Lot 13, 15, BIk A, Unit
14. $31,900 each. Owner financing, with 20% down,
10% 10 years.
304 & 306 Hatley Dr. Lots 4 and 5, Block B. Two
nice, residential lots, 87.5' x 108' each. $13,500 each.
Grand Isle Nan Nook and Kim Kove Lot 19, Blk D
71'X 115'. $11,500
Wysong S/D Comer of Robin Lane & 15th St. Lot
1, BIk 3 149' X 70' X 127' X 100'. $14,000 MAKE OFFER
Houses Only
Faulk Place 100' X 120', with large septic tank.
Triton St. Lots 5 & 6, Blk 3, Unit 1 irregular. $32,000
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool and ten-
nis courts
Christen's Curve. Nice cleared lot, triangular shape,
near pool and tennis court. Phase IV, Lot 8, $27,900.
Gulfaire Dr., cleared lot, Block C, Lot 32, 80'x125'.
Gulfaire Dr., Very nice cleared lot, Block C, Lot 33,
90x125'. $19,000 or $36,000 for both Lot 32 & 33.
Nautilus Dr. Lots 4,5,6,7, & 8, Block A. $22,000 each.
Mobile Homes or Houses
Pineda St. 50' X 125' each -3 lots in first block across
from beach. $25,000 each
INDIAN PASS Beautiful Gulf front lot one of a
kind. Over 2 acres, both side of county road C-30B.
One hundred feet on the gulf. 1.59 acres in south side
of road. Nice trees, vegetation, terrific beach. $225,000.
FIVE ACRES on the Intracoastal Waterway, approxi-
mately 500' water frontage. Lot size approximately
500'x450'. $85,000.
Creekwood Lots 14 & 15, Approx. 1.25 acres total
PLUS 2 pie-shaped lots 6 & 7 directly on the creek.
Sold as package. $22,000
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
Potential. $70,000
WETAPPO CREEK ESTATES. Wetappo Dr. Lot 2, Blk.
C. Has septic tank, houses only, 110' x 200', $9,000.
Highway 71 Gulf County Farms 4 acres. $15,700
Riverside Park Land Dr. Lots 9 & 10. One block to
boat basin. $8,000 each. Both lots available for less
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Faith Christian School Honor Roll

Slo w D o w n

Rev. Bill Taylor, principal at
Faith Christian School, has
announced the academic honor
rplls for the second nine weeks
and first semester periods.
Those students included in
the "All A's" listing for the sec-
ond nine'weeks are:
First grade: Angela Canington.
Heather Brinkmeler,, Maryanne
Earley, Clifton LeGrone Ivester,
Jenna Maddox and Brandi Price;
j. *Second grade: Trevor Burch,
Ashton Norris, Laura Phillips,.
Trevor Seay arid Zachary Taylor.
Third grade: Brittany Davis,
Warren Floyd. Jennifer Johnson,
Jason Price and Ryan Taylor.
Fourth grad : Lindsey
Dimitrijevich, Kelly Geoghagan
and Zachary Norris.
Sixth grade: Rachel Bixier.
Ninth grade: Renee Vinson.
Those students included in '
the "All A's and B's" listing for
the second nine weeks are:
First grade: Rebekah Bearden,

Nikki Kelley and Karla Wiley.
Second grade: Preston Nobles,
Albert Scheffer and. Joshua
Third grade: Byron Peters and
Kristin Teat.
Fourth grade: Michael Griffin,
Cherish Jacobs, Michelle Perrin
,and Tiffany Ramlrez.
Fifth grade: Jamle Davis,
Heather Henderson, Jeffrey Pitts,
Laura Seay, Mark Vinson and
Caisey Spriggs.
Sixth. grade: Ashley Smith,
Jenna Teat and Michael Roney.
Nirith grade: Rebekah
Eleventh grade: Crystal Allyn.
',-Those students honored in
the "All A's" listing for the first'
semester (grades five to 12 only)
FIfth grade: Mark Vinson.
Sixth grade: Rachel Bixler.
Ninth grade: Renee Vinson.
Those students honored 'in

2048 Parker Ave. New Price $45,900

3 oeorooms 1 t.alj Land 5-2' vI0 ,ot REALTY INC.
SPECIAL FEATURES Remodelea home or. quiel street or.y I PORT ST.' JOE
olr..:ks Irom cnc.oi ar.a 1 IIOCK form Sr Joseph E B Roo.iS or r.iy
4 yrd OlId cenrr. eal at a.r arsvDm1 i J yrs olr newly pared 227-1450
.n -.:e rand .:ul Landscaped Uiii 1rjuldinrg n ack Pr.ce
,iCIude rsa.q .'o relftgeraior do -.h-a-ne- r ca'rp t bird: .ana
,:e.Irig ian.

the "All A's and B's" listing for
the first semester (grades five to
12 only) are:
Fifth gradg: Jamie Davis,
Heather Henderson, Jeffrey Pitts
and Laura Seay.
Sixth gradg: Joshua Duty,
Ashley Smith and Jenna Teat.

USDA Rural
Satellite Office
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. January
15th, and continuing every third
Thursday of each month there-
after, a local satellite office will be.
opep.,tpthe .,public.. The office's
hours will be from 9:30 a.m. until
1:00 p.m.
The office will be located in
the Gulf County Courthouse at
1000 Fifth Street in Port St. Joe.
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-
sion 102.

Seventh grade: Christopher
Ninth grade: Rebekah
Tenth grade: Julie Faircloth.
Eleventh grade: Crystal Allyn.
Twelfth grade: Suzanne Davis.

Vacancies at KIDS
K.I.D.S.' three and four year
old preschool early intervention
program currently has a few
vacancies. If you are Interested in
quality preschool education. call
K.I.D.S. at 227-7440 and speak
with Barb Elza or Katrina Glass.
Don't delay-enrollment is limit-
Parents who meet the Florida
income eligibility guidelines for
free lunches and are working can
qualify their child for the program
at'ro charge. Enruollfrient Is first
come, first seirve.

103 Garrison Ave. $65,900

AI ,- 'F'. -. REALTY INC.
FEATURES Zoned C-2 commercial in Port St Joe for I.ght R r.
manufacklrng Includes 2 offices and both large u.oark area
with slab Iloor and oierheod Ighhing central heat and ar "227-1450
Separate building for storage parking


The Gulf County Enterprise- Zone
Development Agency will meet

Thursday, January 22, 1998, at
12:00 noon, E.T., at the Port St. Joe
Fire Station. The public, is welcomed

to attenLL U.

Ir- Jo a.uory I5. 1998

Don Butler


Our real estate professionals can

help you make wise investments.

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A quiet restricted subdivision with 25 oversized lots with county
water, -that are centrally located to the Beaches and Port St. Joe.

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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.


lot is 100' wide x 300' deep, = .69 acres per lot Compare this size to the average

interior beach lot that is 75'x150'.
RESTRICTIONS Late model mobile homes are OK. Lots will have reasonable protective covenants to enhance
the quality of the neighborhood, i.e.-mobile homes must be skirted, age and size limit to
mobile homes, and no junk cars, etc.
PRICE & TERMS For a limited time, until April 1, 1998, any lot can be purchased for $9,900.00. After April
o 1st; IprIices will be $11,500.00. Compare this price to the beaches' price of around
$15,000.00 for a much smaller lot. The developer will finance any lot for 20% down, 12%
interest, for 5 to 7 years.
CALL JAY RISH, Broker, Partner for a showing at your convenience.

Elizabeth W. Thompson
SOffices Hw.r98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 FAX: (850) 648-4247
850-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 850-227-5569

Seashores Subd. 3BR/2 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

Gulf Pines Sub. 3BR/2 BA Gull Front
PREMIER HOME. Quality construction,
75' Lot. Bring offers S329,900-378,876

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 -

Barrier Dunes 2BR/2 5 BA Townhome.
Gulf view with a full loh. Great rental
potential. Bring offers $140,000-170,000

P.S.J. Garrison Ave. 4 BFfR3 BA New
home, close to schools, white kitchen,
ceramic tile, tray ceiling Bring offers
.120n nnn finn1nn

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

Gulf front Indian Pass: Approx. 50'x470' great view of St. Vincent's Island, close to public boat launch. Great building site for 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 $39,500-$52,500.
Surfslde 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
buysl Prices start $17,500 $35,000.
Indian Lagoon landward C-30: 5 acres (MOL), owner will subdivide into two 2.5 acre lots. Great building site. Bring offers $65,900-


PrTudential Resort Real
St. George

Ity of

(850) 227-2000
1520 C.R. C-30, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
01997 Prudential Real Estate brokerage eorvic. are offered throJ the network ol Independently owned and operated iranchises of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliate.t Inc.. a ubskliary of The Prudential Insurance
Company oh Amer.ca. Prudential Is a service mark of The Prudential Insurance Company of America Equal Housing Opportunity

The Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board will
meet Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T., in the Gulf
County Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County Courthouse
to discuss and possibly act upon the following:
1) Variance Request Parcel #6269-045R / J. Stepp
2) Land Use Change 10 acres of Parcel #3483-01 OR / G.
3) Land Use Change 10 acres of Parcel #1368-O00R/'B. Keller
4) Land Use Change 7.37 acres of Parcel #363-000R/ M.
5) Preliminary Plat Approval Bay Breeze Subdivision
6) Preliminary Plat Approval Surfside Estates Phase II
The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters.
Information prior to the meeting, can be obtained from the
Planning/Building Department/Chief Administrator's Office,
(850) 229-6111. .,..
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EST at Port Theatre Antique Mall, Pt St. Joe.
S, hop 'til midnight! Wade Clark
Auctions, 850-2299282. 10% Buyer's
Premium, AB 1239, AU 1737. tfc,1/8.

1973 Mustang convertible, p/s, p/b,
302, new carpet, seats & tires, $8,000.
227-5349. Itp 1/15
.1995 Ford Ranger Splash, yellow, still
under warranty, 5 speed, am/fin cas-
sette, a/c, one owner, $10,000. (850)
647-8002. .tc 1/15
1995 Isuzu pickup, 5 sped, air, am/fmi
cassette, bedliner, cap, 33,000 miles.
. 229-9215. 4tc 1/15
Must sacrifice: 30 passenger bus, '91
Lumina van. Call 648-4550. tfc 1 /15'
1991 Buick Century LE, power, air
cond., am/fm cassette, clean, one
owner. $3,700. 229-8314. 4tc 1/15
:'95 Mercury 1vystique :GS, willow green,
4, door, air cond., pwr windows/locks,
am/fm cassette, cruise control, 24.000
miles, $10,400. 229-6151, evening,
.229-9211. '. : 2tp.1/8
'94 Camaro, $3,000 down, take over
payments of $276 for 2 years. 647-3730
after 7 pan. Serious callers only.
3tc 1/8

GO CART 1996 one seater, 5 hp
engine. live axle & roll bar. has not had
much use. S625.00. Call 648-4222 after
5, ,' fc 12/4
1997 Toyota Tercel. tinted windows,
'am/fm cassette, sport fin. must sell,
227-2551 or 227-1 156. tfc 1/1

Dead Lakes, RV and mobile home lots.
S80 month, includes w&s. 639-5721.
10tc 1/15

For,Rent. 2 BR home on Cape San Bias.
, ( 'Partiall furnished. I year-lease.
'Contact FPrudPt'lal Re'Bort Realty. 227-
2000. 1 tc 1 /15
In Wewa. 3 bdrm., 2 bath, 14x70', $350'
'month + secunty deposit. 639-5721.
4tc 1/15'

Apartment for rent. 2 bedroom. I bath.
w/d -hookup. Large and spacious. Call
Chris or.Karen, 229-6806., 3tc 1/15
S3 bedroom, 1 bath house, wlth fire-
place, cen. h&a, .satellite dish, on 1/2
Sacre, $350 monLh. Howard Creek. 229-
2665. tic 1/15
3 bedroom. 2 bath home. 1822 Indian
Pass Rd., unfurnished. Call Rosasco
Realty. 227-1774.- ;lt 1l/15
Casa Del Mar condo. st. Joe Beach. 2
bedrooms. 1 1/2 bath. washer. dryer.
Furnish if needed. Call 229-6061 or
229-6062. Lc I1/8
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 TT' access.
352-472-3952. 4tc I/S

Townhouse in Gulfaire. one bedroom
and loft. I bath. pool and tennis court.
Prefer mature (person or couple, wanti-
ng long term rental. 648-8007. 2tp 1/8
House for rent. 2 bedroom, central
heat/air in Wewa. 639-5552. 2tc 1/8
Mobile home for rent. St. Joe Beach. 2
bedroom. I bath. S375 per month. No
pets, references required. 227-1795.
S 4tp l/1

MEXICO BEACH. HWVY. 98, 2 bdrm., 1
1/2 ba townhouse, all appliances. I
vear lease. 8500 month. S500 security.
650-23,3-3629. 4tc 12/18
Two bedroom furnished 'trailer in
Highland View, $225 month, $150
deposit. 227-1260. Uc 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. itfc 9/25
For Rent: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, pool,
garage, 124 Selma, St. Joe Beach, $750
month. First and last plus cleaning
deposit. 647-3461 or 1-612-416-3711.
tfc 1/1

Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
302-B Reid Ave., PSI FL




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
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, 1 bdrm., apts. pn
site ,
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.'".
Call 229-6353 for more Information.
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. tffc I/1
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 1/1
Gulf Shore' Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 1/1
1,200 sq. ft. office space, located ,on
Hwy. C-30. 8750 month, Includes utill-
ties. Call 227-1774. c 1/1

Storage Units' Now Available! Bayou
Storage servesCape 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 227-219.1 weekendss).
tfd 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.
tfie /1

SSi en\. Residential
-0o Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* .h-i, ,ii .jI rr- T ri- ,i *,Restaurant Motel
* ':i j iii: .j#1 Condominiums
* H. ui -r,,ij i:..:, i.i,, 1 i :* New Trealment/
a* ;-ii E- jel W ,- -. ,: i.! Conrstruction Sitbs
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections



Odor Control
Pet Sta
(850) 227-5

Auto-Rates Have
Been Rej !cp ...
Call Hannon Insurance.


Jeff Wood 227-1559
tfc 11

RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Wher,_' Qiya iij I- H1 ira r Than ri rice'

* Household Repairs
- Painting, Interior/Exterior *. Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
(850) 229-1051.
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St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.,
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112


5X10 10x10 10X20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A
A Cl A in 17' OCC NIATWC CA'


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

.U1otlole Hloob& ,0orks
Cabinets, Custom Mantles.
Furniture, Trim.
Bob'Janna Rinehart
227-3590 .
;' .tfcl-/1

Free Estimates RF 0066770

i-,dorend--, t l.l -r tirr.g Riep 11 9212
107 Sunset Circle Port St. Joe.

TLC Lawn Service __
Cateriring tCo ,. 1 'jur Lown
Sen.. ice Nee-s
.l e.-..'g Trrrn. g ,lean Our, C .l- 2rn-
cuilr. r.. rig FirtL,2r.g L.3r..':.:r,31i,3
or.,f r.lir,..r 2.2pr r4kl 3W .a:n
Rt.ef: "..iio, ., -22946435rr; I

rOne and tbo bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill. reaspn-
-able. Call 912-24.6- 1.250. ucA ,/ 1

Yard Sale: Washer. dryer, refrigerator.
stove, antiques, something for everyone.
Floore's farm at Overstreet. Saturday.
..ff. tic 1/8

Yard Sale: Saturday, Jan. 17.
Furniture, odds & ends, 513-C 9th St.
9:00 a.m. till. Ladies' clothing, etc. PSJ.
If rain,; 1/24. 1 : '1tp

Yard Sale- 308 Halley Drive. Mex.co
Beach. on Saturday. 7 a.m. central -
until. lte 1/15
Yard Sale: Saturday. 8 a.m. I p.m.
2003 Cypress Ave. Girls' clothes. mater-
nity clothes, odds & ends. Rain cancels

Gulf Coast Community College is-
seeking applicants for the following
position: Project Representative to
serve as the on-site supervisor and col-
]ege representative for a college con-
struction project in Port St. Joe
Qualifications include high school
diploma or equivalent, thorough knowl-
edge of mechanical, electrical, plumb-
ing, engineering and life safely systems.
Six years of experience In commercial
construction supervision arid/or con-'
structioni building admirdstration.
Deadline to apply Is Januarn 22. 1998.
Applications may be obtained from:
Human Resources. .administration
Annex. Rm. 104. 5230 West Hilphway
9c8. Panama City. FL 32401. GCCC is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
ltc I I/15

Need. 'reliable cleaning person on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call
647-3742. tic 1/15
Salesperson GHC, manufacturer of
coin operated air machines and vacuum
cleaners, successfully servicing the con-
venience store and petroleum industry
for over a decade is looking for salesper-
son to work in our office located in Port
St. Joe. For information call 227-2057,
ext. 23. 2tc 1/15
Accepting applications for a part time
position at Mexico Beach Animal Clinic.
Must be able to work weekends and late
evenings. For Information call 648-8811
or 1-888-701-2121. 3tc 1/15

Cooks needed, train under chef. Apply
in person at Toucan's Restaurant. No
calls please. tfc 1/8
CNA's, 3-11 & 11-7 shifts, both full and
part time. Call Jean at 850-653-8844
Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. 4 p.m. 2tc 12/25.
Experienced nail tech needed. For
very busy salon on St. George Island.
850-927-3500. tfc 1/1 .

2 Homemaker Positions Open. The
Gulf Co. Senior Citizens has 2 home-
maker positions in the Wewahitchka
area available. These will be 20-hour
week positions. The applicants mniust
hate dependable transportation, have a
high school diploma andbe at lea-it 1i
years of age. Applications can be picked
up at the Wev.ahitchka Senior (enter
between 8:CO 12:00 and at the Port St.
.Joe Center between 8:00 5:00. For
more information' please contact the r,
Port St. Joe office at 229-8466. The Gulf.
County Senior Citizens is an equal
opportunity employer. 2t 1/15


BEACH SERVICES Respite Services.
MIR. Ml. ph,,sicallh disabled, adult and
adolescent Senior Citizens Accom-
modate your individual needs. Cleaning
Services Rentals residential. new
coniLrLiction 15 yrs. experience in
mental health & voc rehab. 3 Nears
clearing. References provided. 227-
37 30. 3tp 1/15

BARFIELD'S, 229-2727
tli 1/15

Bedro:,om set, black iron double canopy
-bed & 3 dressers in gray marble (I six
draWer with mirror, 1 w/6 tall draWers
,.& nightsiand ) Call 227-3412.

Catamaran W\alker w. heels. like new.
: a t w $125. H6nda Scooter blue needs tune
FOUND: Young, tale cat, white with' p, has- new 'battery, will sacrifice,
orange on ears and tail. blue eyes. 8:6(-6, Call 64,-3029 after 4 p.m. Itp
Found in vicinity of track. To claim. call
229-9011 or 227-3670. : 'Itp 1/15' oRndaster air trainer exercise bike

LOST: Set of car keys on Lloyd-Poritac
key ring. Lost ,between Consuttuticon
Drive and downtown. Finder. please
return to The Star.' 2tc 1/ 15
LOST: Ladies' watch on December 8,
1997 in front of Port St. Joe post office.
Sentimental value. Please call 827- 5793
if-found. it 1/15

Portable beauty shop. Computer, com-
plete with everything, Sago palms and
other miscellaneous items 648-4550
t ., c I/ 15

8&xl0' area rug. company blue, mauve
trim. 229-8649. 2tc 1/8
Antique white table & 6 chairs, $125.
Call 648-3029 after 4 p.m. Itp 1/15

w/electrornic -monitor program, cost
S300. sacrifice $125. Used 2 mintlis.
Call 648-3029 after 4 p.m. Itp 1/15
FREE CASH GRANTS College. Scholar-
,ships. Business. Medical bills. Never
Repay. Toll Free 1-500-218-9000. ext.
G-9513. 4tp 1/15

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AKC registered Boston temer pups.
. 6.39-3750. ask for Bill. ,; litp 1/15
FREE Puppies. 7 weeks old. 229-6683.
There's a BIG difference in liquid worm-
(229-2727) about ALL NEW HAPPY
JACK LIQUI-\ICT. Discover the differ-
encel" : 6tc 12/18


Yellow banded macaw, excellent talker,
needs someone who has time to give
the attention and love needed. Cage and
cage stand included, $600. 229-8656
leave message, will consider all offers.
4tc 1/15

Cape San Bias townhome. Security
gate, ocean .view. Tennis, pool. fishing
lakes.' Like hew. many extras. Must see
to appreciate,.227-3351. tfc 1/15
A 4 bedroom, 2 bath aluminum siding
home with 2 large, worksheds on
approximately 2 acres of land in
Wewahitchka Asking $46,000. Call
639-3338. lltp 1/15
Howard Creek: 3 bdrm.. I bath house
with fireplace. cen. h&a. satellite dish.
attic access on 1/2 acre. S40.000. 229-
2665. tfc 1/15
Lease Purchase. 3/2. pool. garage. 1/1
pool house, gulf vew. 2. ) deposit plus
closing costs. Balance at 10%'). 46
month balloon. S140.000. 1-612-416-
3711. tfc 1/15

1985 14x70' 2 bdrm., 2 ba. mobile
home w/3 acres of land with 2 out-
buildings, deep well, Ig. deck in White
City, 839.000 OBO. 827-2838 after 5.
p.m. tfc 12/18
Lots on Dead Lakes. West Arm Section.
Call 639-5920. ftc I/I
Home for sale by owner: brick home. I
1/2 lots. nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms. 2.5 baths, family room, sun
room. Formal in-ing & 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. .

For sale by owner: two story new home,
2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2 bath, mas-
ter bdrm., 22'k16' 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.
3 bedroom, I 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,
$42,500. 227-1604. tfc 1/1
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
S55.000. Call 647-3292. tc I I/6;
Perfectly kept 2 bdrm/den or third
bdrm 2 bath home by Gulf of Mexico.
Approx. 1750.sq. ft. Too many ameni-
ties to list. Call for details & appt. by
owner. 229-8674. Lfc 11 / I

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,
', .tifc "/1

Classified Advertising Pays!
Call 227-1278 to place yours!
SSepi;ng Port St. Joe and Surrounding Available at i
Area for 15 Plus Years The Athletic
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & '97 State
Electrical Repairs Championship
RA0043378 ER 0007623 '
S' 229-6805
'" i ,:io6rrli Cu:roi >. :,I 'r. C- ':
Corr~rrirco, Iru.rriol

A r B Fence Steve Brant's
Fencing and Concrete Work
i:,-nl H ,L..:rnm onn FPEE Er. rr,.31eW : N
Eir .N59ill (850) 647-4047 .

All Type Electrical Work Port-St. Joe Call
2. 24 Hr. Service.. 29-6 26
S ER001O31686* INS.URED 2 2' ,
647-8081 rMobile 899-0219 or
ALAN STRICKLAND 899-0218 t c 1/15

Paint, Stain & Pressure Wash Interior & Exterior
Drywall Repair,. Ceiling Texture & Wall Paper Commercial,
6' o Residential & Industrial New Construction & Renovations
Experienced, Reasonable & Free Estimates
Make Itbsod Toll Free 1-888-256-131,8 or (850) 227-3376 4pi/1
Mak I Gibsoni

| Steve's Painting Service
STEVE AILES Call 647-8314
Experienced Insured Reasonable Free Estimates

648-5474 FL License ER 0010992, RA0054218,

LIC.#RF0051042- RG0051008* ERO011618
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 9041/ 229 i 821

SSt. Joe Glass & Mirror .
G STEAM CLEANING 816-D 4th St. *Port St. Joe, FL 32456 227-3885
IEANING 11 Mirrors Plex-Glass Furniture Tops Desk Tops
CLEAN ING Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass

24 Hr Water Damage H & M IRRIGATION
ins Free Estimates Z for All Your Watering Needs
SAftA% (AlAMa A I

;09- or 229-9663









P I C, NOT!I[CES^ [0:. d [.1 4.j

3 BR masonry home with large in-
ground pool, $69,500. MUST SELL!
229-9282 Days, 229-2580, evenings.
tfc I/

1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekvlew Subd., with septic
tank & well. $2,500 down, $132A16 mo.
Call George, 229-6031. tfc 1/1

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

Would like to rent 3 bedroom, 1 1/2
bath, beachside home in Mexico Beach
for Dec. 1998, Jan. and February,
1999. Please call (850) 648-5465.
2tp 1/15

WANTED TO BUY: Washer and electric
dryer, also large refrigerator. Call 229-
6061 or 229-6062. tfc 1/15



Due to the small number of appli-
cants presently on our waiting list
for federal rental assistance in
Gulf County, the Northwest
Florida Regional Housing
Authority is resuming the accep-
tance of applications for per-
sons/families qualifying for
assistance under the Section 8
Rental Assistance Program effec-
tive February 2, 1998. Funded by,
the U. S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development (HUD),
pursuant to 24CFR 882.209(8).
2tc, January 15, 1998.

Notice is hereby given that, pursue
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersig
register with the Division of
Department of State, the fictitious trad
which it will be engaged in business
said business is to be carried on. to-w
MAILING ADDRESS: 2107 Juniper Av
Joe. Florida 32456.
OWNER (S); Michael L. Wood..
Itp, January 15. 1998.
The Department of Environmei
gives notice of its intent to issue a pe
No. FL0002607-001-IW1S. to' Prei
Corporation. P. 0. Box 160. Port St. Jo
Florida, 32456 for renewal of a waste
operate an existing industrial wastewa
their Port St. Joe magnesium hydr
facility. Effluent disposal. 13.5 million
of spent seawater and freshwater rin
their processing operation is discharge
Basin on the Gulf County Canal then
Bay, a Class III marine water. The pern
Order Establishing Compliance Sched
a compliance schedule for the facility's
vated pH and toxicity characteristics t
with Chapter 403 Florida Statutes
'Florida Administrative Code for the
Th., DcMrierncit .-ll is5ue the p
jiached e'r.ijaiu.,:r.n unless a uimel\
,dJrriniitrau, e h.:.irine is 'itled: iu
120569 ar.-d 1205 O 1' athe rf.nda S
the deadlre for filirn' F.pru.n ITre
peuut-ning lor a heinng 3e ei l:.-rth
A per.-on lho: -. ubsi a:ilal
affected by the Department's propose
decision may petition for an administ
ing (hearing) under sections 120.569
the Florida Statutes. The petition mu
information set forth below, and
(received by the clerk) in the Offi
Counsel of the Department at 3900 C
Boulevard; Mail Station 35, Tallah

ISTER 32399-3000.
Petitions by the applicant or any of the parties'
nt to Chapter listed below must be filed within fourteen days of
ned intends to receipt of this written notice. Petitions il -j \ i- n,
Corporations, persons other than those entitled to riu-n r,,:- ,
de name under under section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes must
and in which be filed within fourteen days of publication of the.
It: notice or within fourteen days of r:.:Eip- .Af 'he ",TII-
To Detail. ten notice, whichever occurs first.
Under 'section 120 i-,-l ,:f o irf e F'nl.Ji
'enue, Port St. Statutes, however, any person w-,o hI--. ".=kea the
Department for notice of agency action may file a
petition within fourteen days of receipt of such
notice, regardless of the date of publication.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition
to the applicant at the address indicated above at the.
time of filing. The failure of any person to file a peti-
tion or request for mediation n i the appropriate
TION time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's
PERMIT right to request an administrative determination
ntal Protection (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of tht
rmit. DEP File Florida Statutes..Any subsequent intervention (in a
mier Services proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at
)e, GuifCounty the discretion ofthe presiding officer upon the filing
water permit to of a motion in compliance with rule 28 106.205 of the
water system for Florida-Admirilstrative Code.
oxide recovery A petition umat disputes the 'material facts on
i gallons a day which the Departmerit's action Is based must contain
Ise water from the follk-ing inf.rraur.r u
ged to a Barge (a) The rimt addre- .rid itleprh:ne number of
to St. Joseph's earn, reuun:ner the Deiarunenti permit IdentiflWi
mit through an cation number and the county in which.the sub,
ule establishes ject matter or activity is located;
Seffluent's eomplant (b) A statement of how and when each petitioner
and Tbe compiant receliied notice of the Deparum-n ,c u,-.n
issuance'of a (c) A -iIliement ,1l ho,~ e-ch feuim.rIner .,bL-~,u--
s a L ,i rei.r,-i i'- a 'le'rle ret:,' iJie D.-.[.' Tur,' r L cu.rn.
PefiTai 'ith the (d) A t.aremeri ...i tihe maienal ics dilpuieJ i-t., i.he
petlUtin for an -petitioner. if any;
under -ections (e) Astatemntentffacts'thal the p:euu-.:nerc-:r,'.:nJnd
Statue:, before varrin rc.'-eri o7 iTi.liati...l n 01i the
pr.-.cedures for Deparqneni acuon
mel,.,. (0 A statement.of which rules or statute-, he rpu
interests are tioner contends.require reversal or Irr-.,Jni .3i.'-n
sed permitting of the Department action: and I
native ee (g) A .tAtement .:.- the rebel .:.-Luih b t,'e p-cuuone -
st contain the liangJt [ire iel3 the :,,.U L-i the peuuJoneri
nust be filed wants the Deprt.mert i.:, take. '
ce of General A peuuon that d,,c not dll-,ute trl.- irtenl
Commonwealth 13cla.' "o-01 -l.h the D.-parunrnt :.- l..i.nr I. r; -e idril
assee, Florida state thit rno sucr. lu Ii.- inr 1aiJ 1pLe rnd :.lri.-,,-'r-e

364 Sealy Dr., White City $62,900

.- .. .. .....

3 bedroom, I balh Land 1. 2 Acre 2 T7 145.
SPECIAL FEATURES Pr..:e includes range above-ground pool 22 I4"
aiellite isilem ne -.. pr..acy lence.


i :N 'ii5 and S;u :&I C f

I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
tfc 1/1

Women's. Support Group. Thursday,
5:30 6:30 p.m., Wellness Center, Third
& Williams Ave. NO CHARGE. New
group in development. Any interested
women are encouraged to attend.
Details, call 227-1145..
S.Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Saturday 8:00 p.m. ET
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.,
AL-ANON Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ

Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales Represe niart'V
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(850) 2294-460

dogs, and anything elsell!
2 years experience
Willing to work. Don Jecha. Call
me at (850) 647-3651 1/29
tfe 1/29


We Do On Location
We Come to You
Custom Black & White
Developing and Printing
(850) 229-9643
J. B. Roney, Photographer
fc 12/4

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

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

Port St. Joe Lodge No. Ill
: ( Reg. Stated Communication
/ 1st & 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m.iMasonic,
G-.^. 214 Reid Ave.
Richard Robinson, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.'
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.

Need assistance with
I can help!
Vera, 229-8692
References Available Upon
Request 2TP /15


a Trimming
229-9737 Ihs 5/98

Camcorder & VCR Repair
FAST Service
Reasonable Rates
FREE Estimates
321 Reid Ave. 227-3860

Pate Heating & Cooling
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-6665
State Lic., #RA0066486 229-COOL

<, Office: 850-229-6018
FAX: 850-229-8976

Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-O-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!

Installation Pump-Out Repair


Evenings & Weekends
Call 784-9315
S. 4tc1/15

647-3699 .''""*"AP A '' 'E (f


29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks ,
Body & Window Work .
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES' on Your Body Work .'
Baltzel Ave. Phone 227-7229

C4.w's t..wn

I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe,
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Clyde Sanford (904) 648-8492



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

Tim 229-8588

4tc 1/15

.., r.lo .ard / Friday. 9-6 .
:. Saturday 8-5 CST
$1 8.95 pIus tax

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

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

T. a .C.R. SALES
Zenith G.E. RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service
We Service What We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishin s Center
310 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe


: 0 Circle S Refinishing

Repair Touchup or Complete
SO1 0Refinishing
This area's most experienced refinishers.
We do it ALL from furniture to floor.
Free Estimates

827-6828 ask for Dusty

or welfare of the community and where
other financial resources are not available
to meet such needs.
The categories of activities for which these
funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neigh-
borhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, or
economic development and include such improve-
ments activities as acquisition of real property, loans
to private-for-proflt business, purchase of machinery
and equipment, construction of infrastructure, reha-
bilitation of houses and commercial buildings, and
energy conservation. Additional information regard-
ing the range of activities that may be undertaken will
be provided at the public hearing.
For each activity that is proposed, at least 70
percent of the funds must benefit low and moderate
income persons
In developing, an 3pplihcuon for sutbnussion to
DCA. the Cit) of WeA, ltchka mul. plan to minimize
displacement) l of per ;,nns a riuesuit :,f plinnea CDBG
actiuiues In addiuor. rJe City ...I Wc-aannitnkai i
required to de.el-:p ] plain ito a i-it Jdiplaced -per
The publicheeannrg a recirei. ciLi.en nIefws con-
cerrung the omrmumnir e:orri,.nc and community
development needs will be held at We",iatiithki Cir
Hall, 117 East Second Street We.aruichka. Fiondi
on Monday., January 26 teginnina 31t 5 pim lo..
time. For informauu.n c-.:ncerrnin the public rneranng
contact Cit% Manager Don Mr..chei-' at \\e% ,hichka
City Hall, Ph.nre 1650l 6-Q '260'i
The public hearing will be held iln a handi-
capped accessible location. Non-zIni-rn pekijng
deaf.or visually impaired persons needin in intrr-.
preter or any handicapped pcrs.:,n rqujrinn *pvcial
accommodation should contiac Ci it1 Miniier
Minchew at 850-639-2605 TOD i- -jinir leait Ime
calendar days prior to tried mnung
T-he Cin I \Vi- bi-'-it:nk. i.s an equl :.ppn.:,n
nity, ir Ihouin, uiad hind:icpp:,d re-p:.noi e jun-r
diction. .
Sitc. January 15, 1998.
The City of Port St Joe is consilenria pplian
to the Florida Department ,:.i C.mmTiurnr Aid'lia
(DCA) for a Small Clue- Comfmnunin Dr el,.pment'
Block Grant ICDBGI 01 up to S i .)i Th-ee liunds
must be u _ed lor one -l the i...ll.:.inir nr o -rp-- .

1. To benefit low and moderate income, per-
son; or
2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of
slums or blight; or
3. To meet other community development
needs of recent origin having a particular
urgency because existing conditions pose a
serious and immediate threat to the health
or welfare of the community and where
other financial resources are not available
to meet such needs. -
The categories of activities for which these
funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neigh-
borhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, .or
economic development and include such improve-
ments activities as acquisitioA of real property, loans
to private-for-profit businessWurchase of machinery
and equipment, constructionkof infrastructure, reha-
bilitation of houses and commercial buildings, and
energy conservation. Additional information regard-
ing the range of activities that may be undertaken will
be provided at the public hearing.
For each activity that is proposed, at least 70
percent of the funds must benefit low and moderate
income persons.
In developing an application for submission to
DCA. the City of Port St. Joe must plan to'minimize
displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG
activities. In addition, the City of Port St. Joe is
required to develop a plan to assist displaced per-
The public heinn. to reccile liu-en i'new con-
er-rin_ the c.:.mmunmru eronfr-uc and ,co rmunirv
drt elopmem need .nill be held at Fo'n St Joe Fire
Station Meeting Room on Tuesday. January 20. 1998
beginning at 5 p.m. local time. For information con-
cerning the public hearing contact City Manager
Pauline Pendarvis, 305 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe.
Florida 32456. Phone (850) 229-8261 and FAX (850)
The public hearing vill be held in a handi-
capped accTri:iple locaun Non-English speaking,
deaf, or visually impaired persons needing an inter-
preter or any handicapped person requiring special
accommodation should contact City Manager Pauline
Pendarvis at (850) 229-8261 at least five calendar
days prior to the meeting. TDD is (850) 229-8261.
The City of Port St. Joe is an'equal opportuni-
ty, fair housing and handicapped responsive Jurisdic-
Itc. January 15, 1998.

shall contain the same information as set forth
above, as required by rule 28 106.301.
Because the administrative hearing process is
designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of
a petition means that the Department's final action
may be different from the position taken by it in this
notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be
,. ,-Ted tb, ar., .Jch final decision of the Department
hie the rip--hi I.-, petition to become a party to the
p-.:r e,-in? in ac.- dancee with the requirements set
i'n- it, :- e '
In addition to requesting an administrative
hearing, any petitioner may elect to pursue media-
tion. The election may be accomplished by tiling with
the Department a mediation agreement with all par-
ties to the proceeding (i.e., the applicant, the
Department, and any person who has filed a timely
and sufficient petition for a hearing). The, agreement
mul i: :ondr,. all uie rii..rmrau..n required L, rule 26
I: 4,i4 fl-e igi-em'nt rnu-t be received b, the
e1r.-k i-, the Olfice of General Counsel of the
Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station 35. Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. within
ten days after the deadline for filing a petition, as set
forth above. Choosing mediautcn 1.ll not adversely
affect the right to a hearing if mediation does not
result in a settlement.
As provided in section 120.573 of the Florida
Statutes, the umnlj agreement ,:f 1l parties to medi-
ate will toll the uinm lirrnum.iu:n Imposed by sections
120.569 and 120 5' lor holding in administrative
hearing and :.-Aring a inn4 order Unless otherwise
,ir,..,J n% d'he vi. -ruT-e. the me-ilauon muSt be con.
1.-"hJ .i hn -ni las-iyi 1 ir.the euecuu:.n vi the agree
m.:nt If me.JIi. ion rre ull, in -eidement -:.4 the adrmn.
i'Lra 'iue rlriipij iJhi Departiment must enter a linlJ
-Jder inc,:.-rp..rCiuiLg Lh arceient of the pafrues
Fr :.--n .,turna .., prlil their s ubil nual interests
t-,bi .a,-,le riliered 1,b nuch a mollified final deci-
:i,.n iLTii 'iIe their ptuu,-ns 'llxhin iourteen da of
iceipti -I iJs n:i..e -.:r the) -hall be deemed to hane
,. .j.c Lheir rain'hl t0 pr.rteding under sectIons
i20 -t-4 ind 1i25- li mediaut- lerminnaite. 'lijiui
_-itl nl-r, .:.lt. ii'h diLpuie the Depanrment shall nou
fi, all p .-Fr- in .-ILlQunu that the a.imini's raue hear
inrg pr,:cr -:- under cuon, 120 5' i and 12057
r. main .-.ulable i..-r .i iwpiu,:,n ,i the dli fue 1an
-.he ru..:.u ull ,pe.:iv the dejdlein,- thai then vill
f,p-pl .-r -cralil,-rinr, t he a.enc r, cu,:,n aand elecung
irei-lie und'r.r ithjse rwao statutes.
The application is available for public inspec-
Su.:.n durin nor-r l business h,.-urs 8 N0 am to 5 00
pr. .:.r.- rhic-goh Frndy' e.xept le ,A h.,ida_ .
a, the Depiriment .:.f En'ir--rnmenld Protecuon.
N,i:-,nai., Di.icnI Iralustna \V'iewai3er S.ecuon.
1u.0 G,-,"ernn,-nirl Centrr Pen,,cola Fhl.nda 15501
5'" .i.1N Aiddiunnal inormaur.n concerning mis
project may be obti3ried tbv contacung Bill Evans, at
(850) 595-8300."
.tc. January 15, 1998.
,The City of Wewahitchka is considering apply-
ing to the Florida Department of Community Affairs
(DCA) for a Small Cities Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) bf up to $550.000. These fuimds
must be used for one of the following purposes:
1. To benefit low and moderate income per-
soiln; or
2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of
slums or blight; or
3. Tu meel other community development
rneed Iof recent origin having a particular
ur'encr bec cause e .itming ondluons pose a
S serious nd irnmedia.e threat to the health

1850 Indian Pass Road $67,900

---- iiANNON


Bedrooms 3 Baih-, 2 Loi 75e9F6 PORT ST. JOE
SPECIAL FEATURES Well mainiaoed nome -ny 227-1450
blocks tromrn me Gull cl Mexico .-Vinyl hiiors ,ro.UnOuul u i 0
Large -_cr.ened porcr.. ceridlal heat air

T Eizabeth W. Thompson
R E A L O r *1 ,
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach '
Mailing Address: Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FAX: (850) 648-4247 .
850-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 8,50-227-5569
Brenda G. Miller, GRI, Realtor 850-648-5435

NEW LISTING, 315 WOODWARD AVE., PORT ST. JOE. Charming 3 bedroom, 1 bath
wood frame home nestled on a 55'x170' corner lot near downtown Port St. Joe. living
room with fireplace, juniper walls, dining room, full kitchen, small den, covered carport
in the front and back, window A/C units, gas heat, electric water heater. Also, has a
nice concrete outbuilding that is perfect for a shop or extra storage. ZONED RESI-
Hurry! This gem will not last longl!l!.
NEW LISTING!!! 1306 MONUMENT AVE., PORT ST. JOE. beautiful 3 or 4 bedroom
2 bath executive brick home in one of I
-Port St. Joe's nicest areas.This home
is in excellent condition as.it was built I'
just six years ago. Home is a great
room design with a bonus room and
a large screened in back porch for
' feeling those bay breezes Amenities
Include; brand new hardwood Iloors and carpeting, central heat and air, oversized lot
with alley access, extra large double garage, walk in closet in the master suite, and a
very tasteful design throughout the home. Too many extras to list. Call Jay Rish for a
showing at your convenience. Price. $175,000.00. .
NEW LISTING!I! 1610 PALM BLVD., PORT ST. JOE. BeauiL 3 bd., 2 1/2 ba. home
Son 2 lot sin a nice locaIift rII family room. Too many
extras to listill Won't la ,flO(T.00.
1100 SQ. FT. COMMERCIAL BUILLI lU corner of Reid Ave. and Third St.
Many possibilities. $59,900.00.
1612 Monument Ave.
More than 2550 sq. ft. liv-
ing space, needs some
work. 4 bdrm., 2 1/2 ba., 2
car garage, large lot with
i fantastic view of the water. Rainbird
auto. sprinkler system, intercom, built in
vacuum cleaner system, cen. h& a, fam-
ily rm., foyer, kitchen includes large
pantry, U-shaped work area and a gen-
erous Breakfast area, dining room, liv-
ing room, laundry-sewing room, porch,
dbl. garage, Too many extras to list $119,900. Call Jay Rish.
222 7TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE. Great state retirement home that needs some
tender loving car n i Ja*rown, and St. Joe Bay, great rental
property. Brendal more information. PRICE: $36,000.00.
711 WOODWARD AVE. Quaint home on large corrjI lot. Has 3 BR 1 BA, large living
room, separate dining dbled kitchen, new Kenmore appli-
ances. Contact BrUI0 #I V74,000.00.
LAST BAYFRONT LOT 75'x230, left at the head of the bay. $49,500.00. Other 7
lots were sold in less than six months. Jay Rish, Broker Partner.
LARGE BAY LOT at Simmon sO4 D20 feet deep,1.5 acres, $59,900. Jay Rish,
Broker, Partner.

available. Size 75'xl 20' to 150'. Owne
financing, $19,900. Hurry, they are
going fast!

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