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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 17, 1998
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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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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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR, NUMBER 16


I he Star On-ine at hlttp:/www.homtown.comlstar
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456* THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1998


324 Per Copy
Plus 34 Tax. 35


Wewa High's Varsity
Cheerleaders Are #1
Story on Page 1 B
Live Nativity Scene
Photo, Times on Page 5B
Don't Forget Those Letters
to Santa Details on Page 5A
Chamber of Commerce
Jobs Bulletin Page OWA
Outdoors in the
Panhandle Page 9A
Gulf County School News
Scoop's on Pages 4B
Hoops Are Warming Up!
Stories & Stats-Pages 9-10A
Law Enforcement Reports
Cities & County-Page 7A


Grant for PSJ Will
Put More Police Unemployment Continues to Chlmb
Officers on Street
United States Senator Bob Unpaid Bills of Florida Coast Paper Continue to Mount
G.-aham announced onn Decemher


15 the Justice Department's deci-
sion to award more than 88.6 mil-
lion to the state of Florida. This
money will allow law enforcement
agencies to acquire equipment
and technology, as well as hire
civilians, which in turn will free
up more police-officers for com-
munity policing. This funding is
part of the COPS MORE
(Community Oriented Policing/
Making Officer Redeployment
Effective) program.
"These grants will allow offi-
cers to spend more time of the
streets fighting crime and less
time pushing paper," Graham
said. "The technology and civilian
hires will make Florida's law
enforcement agencies more effi-
cient and better equipped to serve
the public."


Most of the supervisors at Florida Coast Paper Company have been
added to the mounting list of unemployed in Gulf County, pushing Gulfs
unemployment rate ever higher than the 'state's leading rate of 18.10%.
Mill General Manager Ferrel Allen said all but a skeleton crew of the
mill's 85 supervisory personnel were.laid off after last Friday's announce-
ment. Less than a dozen remain atIthIe mill to maintain employee service
benefits and other necessary functions.
Allen said the number of s.upervisr1 .personnel would probably con-
tinue to reduce over the next few we P,
This latest round of lay-offs pusi e .total number of laid off mill
workers to approximately 550 and wiDl.robably .push Gulfs unemploy-
ment rate among the nation's,highest1aso'meithere over 20%.
The decision to make the additional lay-ofs was made by Florida
Coast Paper Company Chairman Harold. Wright. who said the decision
was necessary because of the cash flow situation at the mill.
He noted they are continuing to ork diligently to resolve the situa-
tion. -
Hourly workers have been laid ) ince the plant was idled on
August 14th because of worldwide .p market conditions.
Some good news did come out of' riay' s announcement. Allen said
the company would resume paying h employee's portion of health
insurance premiums in January, 199 ,
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Employees will be expected to reimburse the company when they go
back to work.
Plans are also being made to do freeze protection work at the mill.
Allen said they are currently working on putting two crews together to do
the necessary work. Workers will be called in from the pool of laid off
hourly union employees.
Local off duty law enforcement personnel are currently being utilized
to maintain plant security.

No Word On Future Operations '
No new announcement has been made yet on what the future holds
for Florida Coast Paper Company. This process has been complicated
because of the partnership agreement between Smurfit-Stone and Box
USA.
Florida Coast Paper Company has yet to make the $10.p million
interest payment to bond holders which was due earlier this month.
They also are in arrears just over SI million dollars to the City of Port
St. Joe for Wastewater Treatmnent Plant operations.costs, and have yet to
pay nearly 81 million in 1997 taxes to Gulf County. the Gulf County
School Board, and the City of Port St. Joe.
All of this has the governmental agencies within the county extreme-
ly nervous and concerned about budget shortfalls.


Gulf Coast Workforce

Development Board '

Requests More Funding
The Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board has requested from
the Florida Department of Labor an additional $400,000. under Title
Ill of the Job Training Partnership Act, to be utilized for the retrain-
ing of employees laid off from the Smurfit-Stbne paper mill in Port S.t
Joe.
"We are ~ioing our best to insure that those folks will receive
retraining seYvices and possibly an extension of their unemployment
benefits while they are in training," states Kim Shoemaker, :Executive ,
Director of'.the GCWDB.. .. ,..
"All of them are eligible for services, but we currently do not have', .
the funds tb assistt 'all of 'them. The minute we receive additional
funds,_.we will enroll as:many of them as we can."
.Shoemaker also:, stated that Florida's,"Trainlng Investment
Program.,i"alloys program participants to receive ani'extepsloh ofthe .
unemployment, beneflig while enrolled, i,.tr~iling',tmderTPA The; '
benefits are awarded on a "first-come, first-served" bas and are '
comes first. -,77
There are ..currently approximately six. million' dollars in T.I.P .
funds available; however. T.I.P..is a pilot pi-ogram which will end June
30,' 1999 unless the program is extended through .the legislature. ..

U.P.I.U. Local 379 Relief .

Fund Opened at SJPFCU Volunteers Ralph Roberson, Tonya N
Mc8Spadden registered recipients of the C
U.P.I.U. President John Reeves announced this week that a relief
fund account has been set up at the St. Joe Papermakers Federal
Credit Union to assist U.P.r.U. members in need.
Reeves aild the money would be limited in use to urgent needs a rd, S tu
only and dispersed according to need as the funds were available.
A three-member review committee will man a board that-will
make suggestions and evaluate aid requests.
People in need of assistance should contact their union represen-
tativ'? s. ,
Reeves also said the executive boards of the three local unions will W
meet with AFL-CIO union representatives December 22nd to discuss
and. evaluate opportunities and some options for laid off mill workers. to C

Wewahitchka City Commission Due t U
Changes Meeting Days and Dates Major Alterations Must
Wewahitchka city commissioners voted to change their meeting
days and dates during their regular meeting last week. In Order To Make Servil
The commission currently meets on the second and fourth
Monday of the month. Starting in January, they will move the meet- Port St. Joe city commission- Tuesday
ing to Tuesday evenings on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. ers began making plans on how sion tha
Commissioners approved site location for three mobile homes best to deal. with the operation of cated th
within the city limits. the city's giant wastewater treat- approxil
Bids for uniform service for city workers were tabled for review to ment plant in light of continued month i
Bids for uniform service for city workers were tabled for review to downtime by Florida Coast Paper cation.
determine the best bid. Company and failure to pay its The
portion of operational costs in operated
Rep. Bev Kilmer Announces recent months. would h
City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis employee
PlanS for Opening Local Office said the plant is behind in paying Comr
Republican Representative Bev Kilmer announced plans to open monthly operational costs and several
an office in Port St. Joe one day per week. escrow payments by just over minimizther
Rep. Kilmer said office space had been made available by the city Florida Coast Paper Company afternoc
at City Hall. She is currently interviewing applicants for the legislative is under F contract to pay approxi- plans. T
assistant/office manager position, mately 97% of the plant's opera- the plan
As soon as plans are finalized. Rep. Kilmer will announce when tional costs based on the percent- to see fir
the office will open. age of its usage compared to the necessary
., eL other two members of the tripar- entail.
"Trickle Do n" Effect Begins tite group-Arizona Chemical and May
T the city. Instruct
To Surface at Area Businesses Without the participation of Rish to
Florida Coast Paper Company. concern
It appears that Gulf County's unemployment -will not stop its major alterations in the way the tons an
incline at the 18-20% rate currently gauged upon the approximately plant is operated and staffed will the boa
550 employees laid off from Florida Coast Paper Company. have to be made In order to make their del
'News is now beginning to surface of the "trickle down" effect on sewer and wastewater treatment
businesses related to the mill's day-to-day operations. affordable for the residents in the Rish
In a conversation with The Star Tuesday morning, Apalachicola city and Arizona Chemical. more
Northern Railroad Vice-Pr:esident Wayne Parrish confirmed rumors If that can't be accomplished, explain
that eight ANRR employees had been notified of their pending removal the area faces even more econom- required
from the active work force, effective January I.- ic problems than it already has if compens
The necessity of the current number of employees in the trans- Arizona Chemical can't justify state s
portation departiimerit-conductors, engineers, and trainmen-has paying exorbitant wastewater ity woaffe
been lessened due to the lack of rail shipments into and out of Florida treatment costs, and city resi- the abe
Coast Paper/Company. The department will be reduced from 19 to 11 dents, many of whom are already mentbe
workers. affected by lay-offs, see sewer bills Con
"Unfortunately; until the business situation improves, we'll have skyrocket, .formula
to cut where we can," said Parrish. Plant Supervisor Larry on seni
) McArdle told commissioners- (


Community
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xon, and Gulf Coast Community College President Bob
hristmas bounty.


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Willie House is shown
talking with Tommy Davis
Saturday morning.


Joins Forces

In Love for


Workers

Furnish Holiday
Dinner for 485
Idled Employees
'.: .Local merchants, business-
Smen', community volunteers and

honor to 465 laid off mill workers
and 20 laid off Apalachicola
Northern Railroad workers by dis-
tributing all the makings for a
complete Christmas dinner to
'them and their families.
"These are our friends and
neighbors local merchants
and businesses have jumped at
the opportunity to honor these
workers by reaching out to them
and letting them know we care,"
said the event organizer. George
Duren.
Altogether, 435 of the 485
workers who were sent meal
vouchers responded Saturday.
receiving over $20,000 in gro-
ceries.'
"This is great It would
never happen In a big city," said
Tommy Davis, alluding to the
close knit relationships and con-
cern for each ,other held by area
residents.
Some 331 of the laid off mill
workers list their address in Gulf
.County. But, another 134 reside
in area counties-60 living in
Blountstown. and another 10 in
other outlying areas of Calhoun
County; 58 workers list their
address in Franklin County; five
in Liberty County; and one in
Holmes County.
"Wild horses couldn't have
.kept me away from here today,"
said State Representative Bev
Kilmer. "This is one of the most
heart touching things going on in
my district right now."
Rep. Kilmer discussed some
of the issues that have Gulf
County's economic future turning
topsy 'turvy, and committed to
making every effort she could to
help.
Emotions ran so thick you
could have cut them. with a knife,
.as workers and their families
formed a line with shopping bug-
gies in hand and volunteers
(See WORKERS on Page 3A)


4. .


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)rtfall



Sure

Be Considered
ce Affordable
during a workshop ses-
t preliminary figures indi-
he plant could operate at
mately S156,050 per
under its current classifl-
bad news is in order to
at that cost, the workforce
ave to be reduced by 16
es. from 27 to 11.
imissioners discussed
options that might help
e the effects, and called
workshop for Friday
in at 5:00 to finalize
hey also planned a tour of
t for Thursday afternoon
-st-hand what some of the
ry adjustments would

ror Johnny Linton
ed City Attorney Billy Joe
contact the mil's owners
ing their contract condi-
d lack of payments before
ird took lead action on
linquent bills.
h gave commissioners
good news" when he
ed the city was not
I to pay unemployment
station benefits to the
iIf lay-offs were made, the
ild have to pay 100% of
cted workers' unemploy-
niefits.
umissloners discussed a
for making lay-offs based
>rity throughout the city's
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The StarI

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1998


Good Show!

WE DON'T KNOW WHO ORIGINATED the Christmas dinner
concept for our out-of-work mill workers but whomever it was cer-
tainly hit on the true spirit of Christmas. We don't suspect that
whomever he or she was would care for it being known as any-
thing other than a community-wide outpouring of the season's
good wishes.
Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol comes to mind, as we reflect
on the good deed which was carried out by our local merchants.
Instead of just providing a good meal at Christmas time, it
amounted to enough for several days of foodstuffs for the entire,
family. '
WE ARE ACCUSTOMED TO HAVING merchants work-
towards a' super holiday business climate, as many merchants'
make most of their profit for the entire year during the holiday
season, but seldom do we encounter a group of merchants
involved in doing a good deed at any time except when they had a
little spare time.
We personally, don't know of anyone who is suffering from not
having enough to eat, even during this fifth month of not working,;
but the gesture cannot be described in any other way but "mag-
nanimuotusl"
It could only happen in a small town!
SOME OF, THE ATTRIBUTES of living in a small, caring
town are to be seen at this time of the year. Oh. we know, the'
"Panama City's" have their empty stocking funds which collect
thousands Of dollars every Christmas, but doesn't have the same
"ring" to it as neighbor helping neighbor and ending his act of lov'-
ing-kindness with a "Is there anything else you need?"
We're amazed at each and every incidence of need-whether or
not it comes'at holiday time-which gets taken care of in a mat-
ter-of-fact manner every time one rears its head. Usually the
response is greater than adequate; it's usually over flowing
Those who. contributed to the food give-away will surely be
blessed an'd many will consider themselves blessed because they
were able to share with their neighbors during a time when the
contributors felt help was needed, whether or not it actually was.



The He-Coon Is Dead
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THE HE-COON IS DEAD. Lawton Chiles. sen'ant of the peo-,
ple of Florida for 40 years, was found dead in his exercise room
Saturday afternoon. The funeral was Wednesday.
Plaudits from every direction poured into Tallahassee immedi-
ately after the news was announced Saturday. Chiles had some
political enemies but not many personal enemies. A person who
has been in politics for 40 years is bound to have some political
enemies; that's just the nature of the job. But. Chiles, the man,
found it hard to count anyone as an enemy.
We'ditdn't know Lawton Chiles pe -rsonall;, never seen him In
person, that we remeinber, but every'fime-Ve have ever seeh him'
in a photograph or on telev1slbri, he hag always had a smile 6n his
face. That says a lot about the character of the man; a person who
can't quit smiling!
ITS IRONIC THAT DAN McCARTY was the last Florida leader
to die in office-of heart problems, just like Chiles. It's ironic, too.
that McCarty was a popular leader, just as Chiles was. Chiles
could remain as governor just as long as he wished, or as long as
the state constitution would allow, and feel secure in his position.
It's also ironic-in a different manner-that another popular
leader could fall so far in the esteem of the people as has Bill
Clinton, who faces his own demise before his term is completed.
but not from heart trouble. "
Two leaders with such promise, one realized arid the other,
not; both elected by large niajorities but one not quite able to mea-
sure up to his office. Both potential presidential material.
Possibly the two leaders don't belong in the same
editorial-one revered and one facing impeachment from
office-but the two men just demonstrate how little it takes to
experience a big fall. Chiles never came close to taking that step!
Lawton Chiles will be long remembered for his -accomplish-
ments while President Clinton will always be remembered as the
president who couldn't keep his trousers zipped.


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Peggy Sue Got Married (but not to Leon)


I never have; really understood
why Christmas shopping is ,so
hard for me. ,.
Maybe, it goes' back to a bad
childhood experience. (Although I
can't think of one.): ,
lMaybe it's the pressurei
because, no matter how good my
intentions,"I put off most of my gift
buying to the very last second.
(The only guys Iiuni into still shop-
ping that late on Christmas Eve
are Roy Smith, Pat Patterson and
Dr. San Pedro.)
Maybe it's my keen sense of
desiring to get the best possible
gift for each individual on my list.
Maybe I just don't want to
spend the money ..
Especially on someone else!
I cut my "Christmas shopping
teeth" on an old Sears and
Roebuck catalogue. Now, we never
'actually ordered anything, mind
you. But no money, and no imme-
,diate prospects of any falling out of
the sky, couldn't keep a body from
.wishing! We cruised, from the toy
section to the bicycles to outdoor'
footwear picking out gifts that we -
figured would be near 'bout perfect -;
if we had had the wherewithal to
get'em shipped to us.
You don't understand shop-
ping if you haven't laid with your
two brothers on that big. braided- -


rug in the middle of the living room
floor and played. "What's your
favorite thing on this page?"
"Course, you know the prob-
lem here. Mom would ask what
we'd like Santa to bring . "well,
gee, let's see, how 'bout the cap
pistol on page 34, and the erector
set on page 71. and the flannel
shirt on page 109, and the Acme
western boots on page 85, and the
camp chair and lantern on page
215, and the moon-shaped chrome
hub caps on page 276, and the rod
and reel on page 187, and the ten-
nis racquet on page 112 and the
Ted Williams baseball glove on the
next page and the chemistry lab on

You talk about making It
tough on Santa!
We settled for some chestnuts,
a bag of oranges and a pair of Red
Ryder gloves. Santa. back in those
days. was more practical than he
is now. Either that, or he wasn't on
Sears and Roebuck's mailing list!
About the second year of
junior high my Christmas shop-r
ping took a turn for the serious. I
wanted to buy the "just right
thing" for a "very special friend". I
thought, I searched, I fretted. I
twisted. I pondered .. I sought
professional advice.
"Get her a watch with little
diamonds, girls like that,"
LaRenda Bradfleld was "her" best
friend and a noted shopper. "and
the matching pendant and the ear
rings and the companion bracelet.

That was my last stab ever
with "professional help".
I asked Mom, "Son, if Mary


Hadley likes you at all she will be
thrilled with anything you get her.
The main thing with all presents at
Christmas Is the thoughtfulness
and love behind the gift."
Mothers! They don't have a
clue! I want to impress this gLrl! I
ain't worried about the underlying
cause and effect of universal
Yuletide axioms! I need a gift I
I turned to my older brother.
"Leon, what would you get her?"
"I wouldn't get her nothing!
Only a darn fool would start dating
a girl three weeks before
Christmas! You must have scram-
bled marbles for brains. Break up
with her! Tell her 'things are mov-
ing too fast', you need a little space
. tell her anything! You can
explain to her in January that you
'found yourself-you'll have the
joy of making up .'r. rand you'
haven't wasted any money on
a present! You don't see me going
out with Peggy Sue right now, do
you?"
I appreciate Leon always being
there for me.
'Course, after I married, I
found It a little harder to break up
every Christmas. And wouldn't you
know it, my first wife loves to leaf
through those advertisement
books and covet a little, "Honey,
don't you think this dress would
look good on me?"
I bet I'm the only guy in the
world that's ever been asked that
questions
You can't win. I try to say "un-
hun" and go quickly to check on
the dog.
I love my wife. I think she's the
best looking woman on earth. But


she ain't no Cheryl Teigsl They
hand pick those models out o.f-
hundreds of thousands of aspiring:
applicants. They don't weigh but
45 pounds. And they put them
under the best lights in a fancy
studio .
You're not going to buy that
dress and look like the girl in the:
book!
The dress on you ain't going to'
look like the dress on the girl in
the book!
It's a trickle d
'1 buy the exact same shirt and'
tie that's on the Robert Redford
look-a-like on page 3 . but it-
don't look nothing like as good on
me as it does on him!
I think I've got some inside
dope on this one. Those slick.
advertising folks take advantage of'
our natural giving instincts at
Christmas to help accelerate the
separation of us and our money.
They're not as interested in Peggy
Sue and Mary Hadley as they are
their own pocket books. ,
Hey, it's the American way.
And they've got ius convinced
that if we buy 'the dress, then nat-
urally, we've got to get the dia-.
morid watch and pendant and
matching earrings .
It can be a little overwhelming
if you're not careful. And the more
particular you are . Well,' that
gets us back where we started. I'm
having a heck of a time coming up -
wvith gift ideas.
And every year there are more
cousins and nieces and in-laws.
Have* I lived long enough for chest-
(See KESLEY- ON PAGE 31


We're Working On Getting the Christmas Tee Decorated


IS YOUR CHRISTMAS tree
up yet? Mine is. Both the one
down here at the office and the
one at home have been put up
but the one at home doesn't have
anything on it yet. It's just a bare
tree sitting in the place it always
sits in the den with nothing on it.
As a matter of fact, more
comes off it every day. I hope it
still has some needles, left when'
we start to decorate it this week
end.


ETA OIN SHRDLU


THE. TREE HERE at the
office posed a bit of a problem
when we put it,-iup. ,It was 1Op-
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Smudgie stood back and ,i ai
barked at it for the first few days. It is an artificial tree and
it stood in the place of honor, biL doesn't fit in the stand very well.
she's gotten used to it now ',There, is a bunch of cardboard
hardly notices it anymore. SW wrapped aroundPthe stem of the' "
never let out a peep at the oriA tree. to fill up the tree stand, and
here in the office, biut, of course, the cardboard is giving' way,
it was fully -decorated shortly allowing the tree to. lean' more,
after it was put up. Maybe that than a little bit.
makes a difference, or maybe the We got the idea of putting the
barking is her way of telling us cardboard around the stem from
the job isn't finished, yet. our childhood days when' we
But the job is half .done placed cardboard in our shoes
already, with getting both trees. after they developed a hole in the
erected. .... bottom. The cardboard was a


* by Wesley Ramsey


quick fix and it lasted for quite a
while.
In the case of the tree,i the
cardboard was the nearest thing
,at hand whe it was first discov-
"ered that the tree was too small
around to fill up the receptacle
on the tree stand. It was a quick
fix and it has lasted a year, now,
but the tree is leaning again.

THE TREE. AT HOME is
another story altogether. We have
plenty of lights' for it, they're 'just
not on the tree, yet.
We .have one 'set of lights
made on a fish net. It's not the
kind of net which has been


banned, but the: sort of net, with
lights attached, which one places
over, a, Christmas. tree and it
spaces the lights evenly.;
: Have you ever.started to. dec-
orate the Christmas tree, only .to
find your lights in a 'tangled
mess? Well, I have too! But -the
la.t several years, i I've started
winding each set individually
around a piece of newspaper I
have folded: in a roll. That keeps
the' lights separated *both .from
the other lights 'and ,from each
other.
For years, before we got the
net lights, last year, I would end
up going to town and buying
some new ones, rather than
undertake the herculean task of
,untangling and replacing
burned-out bulbs.
I've wound up with a lot of
lights, doing that.

FRENCHIE HAS accumulat-
red a ton of Christmas tree deco-


rations over the years. She had
dedicated anh upstairs back' bed-
room to holding Christmas deco-
rations. 'We don't go in that room.
We don't even open the' door to
that room for fear of getting
buried in Christmas decorations.
She has never thrown a
Christmas ornament or decora-
tion away. We've been married 52
years and you accumulate a lot of
Christmas -.decorations -in 52
years.' Every time we go any-
where, which usually happens to
be near Christmas, she -goes
shopping for decorations. ": -
We've got lights, balls, elves,
manger scenes, special bowls,"
baskets, ribbons, wreaths,
miniature sleigh sets, trains, tin-
sel,' drop cloths, special scenes,
dolls, Santas, almost ah1y-
thing-you can think of, we have
it, in that room!
And Frenchie drags it out at
Christmas, just in case she might
want to put it out for people to
see.


WE'VE GOT EVERYTHING
but: the little .tags one puts on
Christmas gifts. to ,tell who they
are for and who; they came from.,
Last Christmas, I started
wrapping the gifts I had pur-
chased, on Christmias Eve.
'-No- cards!
The' year' before, I did the
same thing and, no cards!
Last year, I had to revertto
sealing, them up with-band aids.
so I could write the names on the
tape! One year, I was going. t
remember which present went to
whom. [Note the correct tensely]
I forgot. ,.,
That was atn adventuresome
Christmas. Nobody received the
correct gift. The shirts didn't fit
the one receiving them, the shot-
gun shells went to the ones who
didn't even own a shotgun. The
only gift which happened to
match up was the money gifts.
Everyone who received them got
just the right size and color.


5 --THE STAR-
USPHS 51880
.'_. .... Published Every Thursday at 304368 .Williams Avenue,,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
l y lAThe Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
tr second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
Wesley R. Ramsey ..... Editor & Publisher, President
* FLORI DA WjilWdnH. Ramsey .............. Vice President
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Workers
-from Page 1
assisted in distributing all the
makings for Christmas dinner,
and then some.
Included were a 12-14 pound
turkey, three pound canned ham,
canned goods (corn, green beans
and yams), 10 pound bag of pota-
t6es, cake mix and frosting, a loaf
, of. bread, 1/2 gallon of milk,
sausage, bacon, a dozen eggs,
potato chips, two liters of Coke
and Pepsi, cookies, and 1/2 gal-
lon of ice cream.
Members of the United
Paperworkers International
Union, the International Brother-
hood of Electrical Workers and
the International Aerospace and
Machinists Union all joined forces
to help organize the event and
contact the workers.
As mill workers and their
families shared laughs and tears
together, 'most held the same
thought-the uncertainty of their
future employment is extremely
difficult to deal with.
Tonva Strange summed up
her emotion, stating, "I know the
Lord is going to take care of us .
but, I still worry about my kids
most of all."


WWTP

workforce, excluding the police
department personnel and office
staff.
McArdle told commissioners
operating costs could be reduced
even further if the plant were to
be reclassified to a "Class B"
wastewater treatment plant. but
the procedure could take several
months to go through the
process.
Grant Marina Proposal Extension
City Attorney Billy Joe Rish
requested the board extend the
deadline for request for proposals
to operate the city's new 159 slip
marina by two. weeks until the
ioaird's-, January 19th 'meeting

Rish said,'at leastione party
had requested the extension stat-
ing they needed a little more time
to finalize their plans.
Commissioners unanimously
agreed to the extension request.
All parties who have picked
.up request for proposal packets
*4ll be notified of the extension.
Commissioners also agreed. to
advertise for long term lease pro-
posals for seven out-parcels along
the northern side of the marina


Mexico Beach installed its new councilpersons and mayor
Monday, December 7th. Shown above from left are Councilman Mel
Ashcraft, Councilwoman Peggy Wood and Mayor Garry Gaddis.


Gulf County Awarded Federal

Emergency Food, Shelter Funds


Gulf County has been chosen
to receive funds to supplement
emergency food and shelter pro-
grams in the area.
The selection was made by a
national board that is chaired by
the Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) and consists


from Page 1A


complex, adjacent to First Street.
Rish told the board the lots
were appraised at between
S35.000 and 840.000 each. He
suggested the lease be based on
that price, plus an 8% interest
charge.
The board also agreed to
advertise an ordinance amend-
ment that would remove leased
city property from being defined
as public property.
In Other Business
*Public Works Supervisor
Terry McDaniel said garbage pick-
up will still take place twice per
week during the Christmas holi-
day week. Normal Friday pick-bips
wilfl"be' made ot 'hiursday. w vile
'all other normal schedules will
remain the same.
*Received a letter from the
Port St. Joe Fire Department
requesting the board decline all
bids for a new fire truck and can-
cel its request because of econom-
Ic conditions within the
community.
*Agreed to make application
for a 82.595 law enforcement


block grant.
*Heard from Stuart L. Shoaf.
concerning plans to air St. Joe
News Network Television Station
through Blackstone Cable, LLC
and Phoenix Cable System within
Port St. Joe. Shoaf said he hopes
to have the local news station in
operation early next year.


JJC to Meet Today
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting on
Thursday, December 17. at 4:00
p.m., ET, at the Gulf County
Public Library in Port St. Joe.
Membership is open, and .therg is
r ho membership fee. The public is -
welcome and 'encouraged to '
attend.

Bingo Cancelled
The Highland View Fire
Department regrets to announce
that there will be no more bingo
on Saturday afternoons. Thank
you to those who participated and
supported the fire department
.and this program.


-'., Pat Taylor's little dog, "Socks", was dressed in holiday
-~neifer for the annual Christmas parade last Saturday..
%Socks was the winner of the Santa Paws portion of the
parade.


of representatives from The
Salvation Army, American Red
Cross, Council of Jewish
Federations, Catholic Charities.
USA, National Council of
Churches of Christ in the U.S.A;
and United Way of America which
will provide the administrative
staff and function as fiscal agent.
The board was charged to dis-
tribute funds appropriated by
Congress to help expand the
capacity of food and shelter pro-
grams in high-need areas around
the country.
A local board made up of
members appointed by the Gulf
County Board of County
Commissioners will determine
how the funds awarded to Gulf
County are to 'be distributed
among the emergency food and
shelter programs run by local ser-
vice organizations In the area.
The local board is responsible
for recommending agencies to
receive these funds and any addi-
tional funds available under this
-phase of the program.
Qualifying organizations are
urged to apply. Organizations
wishing to apply must do so by
December 30 this year.
Gulf County has distributed
emergency food and shelter funds
previously with the Gulf County
Senior Citizens participating with
the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners. The funds for
1998 totaled 88,064, and provid-
ed approximately 4,260 meals.
Further information on the
program may be obtained by con-
tacting: R. Larry Wells, Adminis-
trator,- Gulf County Courthouse,,
1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, FLI
32456, (850) 229-9112.


Community Banking




is here to stay...


bear Editor:
In the spring of 1938 in the
tiny village of Port St. Joe a great
event took place. an event that
would help shape not only Port St.
Joe into the .city we know today,
but have an impact on, the sur-
rounding area that has never-
been matched.
A huge site was looming on
St. Joe Bay-a monster paper
mill-affectionately known later
oil by many of her workers as
Aunt Bertha. She opened her
arms and welcomed these work-
ers from all over. ,
She soon began a quality of
g lif. in this region that many had
never experienced. She cooperat-
ed to provide wages that families
could use to purchase property
aind build home's, churches,
schools, businesses, and govern-
'iient buildings.
As time passed, our area was
growing, and she kept 'pace.
Although there were times in
every decade that Aunt Bertha's
smokestacks were down, there
was never a doubt that she would
fire them back up. She took, care
of her own..



Kesley

(From Page 2)
nuts and oranges to be back in
vogue?
It sure s emed a lot less com-
plicated lying on that old braided
rug. But it's ,till just as much fun.
And it's even more special because
somewhere over the years, it
dawned on me that Mother was.
right from the very start....
Happy Hunting,
Kes


She watched as young boys
became young men and young
men became old. She stood'
proudly as her workers went off to
war. Many of the jobs she contin-
uted to provide were filled by
women as their fathers, hus-
bands, and brothers fought to
defend this great country, from
World War II to the most. recent
Persian Gulf War.
Insider her massive Jwalls;
workers have shed sweat, blood,
tears, laughter,'anger; frustration,
and sadness-alL of, the same
things that sometimes happen 'in-
a family. Because that's 'what
Aunt Bertha became to all of its
workers; it was family.
As I .write this: letter, I'm
reminded -of this family; many
have passed, but memories of
them will always remain. Those of
us that remember nowmourn the
possible loss ,of the matriarch of
this big and wonderful family ...
Aunt Bertha. Her' old whistle may
never again sound as it has for 60


years. This is a sound that gener-
ations have relied on as being the
heartbeat of this area.
It was a.decent, honest way to
earn a living. with a group of
workers unmatched in their devo-
,don. love, and .respect for. Aunt'
Bertha. Those of you that only'
know this grand old lady in pass-
ing, allow me to say, she is really
more like a mother.
As her family awaits her fate,
they ask if there's. anyone that
can stand up and be heard .i her
defense. Please consider who she
,really. is. Don't you think she's
worthy? ,. ,' : :' ; "
Her family now- anxi'ously3
stands with our community*,and
county, as-well as the surround-
ing area, wondering if Aunt
Bertha will disappear into dark-
enss and gloom or continue
standing as a beacon of hope, for
.all that love her...
Aproud 31 year!family.member,.
L.- L. Duke Jones ,.,


SantaClau


. is coming to

the Gulf County Beaches area
on a fire truck on December 19th, 1998!!

He will leave the Fire Station at 10:00 a.m.

For more information,
please call 647-8452 or 647-5253.


Johanna White
Community Executive


"And 1 am I."

The First Union Bank office in Port St. Joe front has changed, but the same people you've
has become an office of Capital City Bank. We're trusted for years are still here to handle your


excited about this change and hope you are
too. Capital City Bank is, a strong financial insti-
tution with over 100 years of community
banking experience in north and north
central Florida. As a community bank, we
can offer you the type of banking products and
f. friendly service you expect. The sign out


banking needs. Stop in and see us soon.

Capital City
Bank
AMf


Your local First Union Bank office is now Capital City Bank.
504 Monument Avenue
Port St.Joe, FL 32456
(850) 229-8282

MEMBER FDIC


Kilmer at Get Acquainted Meeting
Rep.-Elect Bev Kilmer confers with Pat McFarland, left, and commission chairman
Tommy Knox at a fish fry held for her last Wednesday.


Old "Aunt rOur Readers ,
Bertha" write

Supported
Her "Families" letters to hc


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S sona\y answer al correspondence whkih coi-Qains a self-
addressed sl-crnped envelope. The lelf-fers will i-hen
be forwqrded,.f-o Th\e Star or or.prin-i-rg in our
Chrlsj0-r-no Issue.:. : .

Due --o a c an. n our prini9 schedLe, -he
deadline for paling Sanj-a lel+lers i-o receive a reply
Sfro -he jol\ ld e m .len'n .will be 5.00C p,. on
...Fria,.Dec b.erj :-'G e.- busy wrH-In9 kids1

T ho. wsh'-'o Wri-e -o Santa onl, for pub i a-
'+Ion w0houf- a reft-urn lef-er from -the "big9 9uy" are
Swekorm, q-o drop then:bvy The Si-ar where a spe-
.d -ld epos' wi- lbe aqw4will itfIn 1-her orro.al. The same


Holiday Events at MB Methodist Chdrch


Many holiday events, cele-
brating the spirit of the season,
will take place at the First United
Methodist Church of Mexico
Beach during the last part of
December and the first of
January.
On December 21, at 5:30


p.m., the church will be present-
ing a Live Nativity Scene.
Everyone is invited to step back
into history and experience what
the very first Christmas was like.
The animals have all been round-
ed up, the babe is in the manger,
and they are all waiting for you.


Bring your family and friends and
help them celebrate the real rea-
son for the season. (All times are
central.)
On December 24, on
Christmas Eve, at 5:30 p.m., the
congregation will be holding its
annual Christmas Eive


Candlelight Service. The commu-
nity is invited to participate in
this event and start a new
Christmas Eve tradition. This
evening of fellowship and praise
promises to warm the mind, body,
and spirit with the true meaning
of Christmas.
Finally, on January 1, .at
12:00 noon, the church will be
celebrating the new year and new
beginnings with a New Year's Day
Luncheon. Start off 1999 with
food, fellowship, and fun.
Everyone is invited to join them in
a new year's feast.


-- Will Be Wed on 26th
S ', Mr. and : Mrs. Clevelanc
Bailey. Sr. of Port St. Joe would
'" llike tn nr m .... fl,- ..L_ 't._


Annual Overstreet Christmas Party


The Overstreet Volunteer Fire
Department and Ladies Auxiliary
will be having their annual
Christmas Party on Friday,
December 18th, beginning at 7:30
p.m., EST. Santa will arrive on the
fire truck at approximately 7:45
p.m., and he will be giving away
candy and fruit to all those
attending.
An old fashioned hay ride
with Christmas carolling will fol-
low Santa's departure. Refresh-
ments will also be served.


Celenag 'S
Christmas Sale
,2 ','.off everything in store!
308 4th.St. Port SLt.Joe
(850) 229-''0 1 V1


Grow your own CITRUS-salsuma. orange.
Kurrniquai. giapehruil. lemon lime tangerne
grahea on special stock'inal will lake don Ito
the low 20's. TREES loaded wirn fruit.
CAMELLIAS-1 gal to large 7 yr old plans
Crape myrile. Bradford pear, ginkgo.
Conledeiaie rose FRUIT TREES-Japanese
persimmon pecan, mulberry, blueberry. tig.
scuppernong grape. banana loqual. pomegran-
Ile SPECIAL CRABAPPLE to alracl deem
PALMS, MAPLES, OAKS-Good selection ol
sail toleranis and landscape plants Birds &
Craft gourds GUINEAS
FREE PUMPKIN WITH PURCHASE


Everyone In the Overstreet area is
Invited to attend and join the fun
and fellowship. For further infor-
maUon. contact Gail Blackmon at
648-8877 after 5:00 p.m.


It's A Boy!
Dr. Maurice Ramirez and Dr.
Laura Mendoza Ramirez are
proud to announce the birth of
their new son. Christopher Ryah
Ramirez, born December 14. at,
6:23 a.m.. CT. at Gulf Coast
Hospital in Panama City. Christo-
pher weighed eight pounds 1l
ounces and was 20 Inches long.
Christopher Ryan also has
two proud sisters. Victoria and
Tiffany, and a brother, Nicholas.

Thank You
Betty Gordon is grateful for
all the help she received when her
twin sister,. Peggy Walker. passed
away. A special thanks goes out to
all of the churches that helped to
meet the families' needs. Your
cards, letters. and calls were
appreciated.
Thank you,
Betty Gordon. the Hicks Family.
and the Thomas Family

I See The,,Star On Line at
www.homtown.com/star


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Santa came early to Suzanne White's home. She was the
lucky recipient of the elaborate playhouse shown above. While
visiting the Seafood Festival in Apalachicola the first weekend
in November she made a donation to the Franklin Work Camp,
for the playhouse. The camp raises fnmds to help needy
children during the holidays by soliciting donations on, the
playhouse, which they construct each year. She is shown
above as they delivered the playhouse to her home on
Monument Avenue. It was a big project to not only build the
house, but also to transport it from Apalachicola. Her little
girl, Erin, is going to have a wonderful Christmas and many
happy days to come in her own private domain.


Janetta Peters Jacqueline Peters
Sisters Celebrate December Birthdays


Janetta and Jacqueline
Peters, the daughters of Mr. and
Mrs. James Samuel Peters of Port
St. Joe, will celebrate their birth-
days during December. Janetta
will be seven years old on
December 19. She is in first'
grade, in Lois Byrd's class, at Port
St. Joe Elementary School.

Jacqueline will be six years
old on December 21. She is in
Mrs. Glass' kindergarten class at


PSJES.,
The girs' grandparents are
Mary Peters and' the late Nathan
Peters. Sr. of Port St. Joe and
Willis and Reola Nix of Gordon,
Alabamr a.


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Junior Service League Sponsoring


Third Annual New Year's Eve Gala


The Junior Service League of
Port St. Joe 'is proud to present
the Third Annual New Year's Eve
Gala. The "party of the year" will
once again take place at the home
of David and Trish Warriner,
16cated at 1600 Constitution
Drive in Port St. Joe. This year's
gala will' begin at 9:00 p.m. on
Thursday, December 31, and will
-end around 1:00 a.m. on January
The New Year's Eve Gala will
feature a cocktail buffet prepared
by some of the best cooks in the
area. The menu will include pork
tenderloin, .roast beef;, pickled
shrimpp, and oysters rockefeller,
as well as all types of appetizers
and delicious desserts.
There will be .a cash bar, and
complimentary champagne will be
available at midnight. All; non-
alcoholic beverages and party
hats and blowers will be included
h" the ticket price. A photograph-
derwill be on-hand to take your


picture.
The gala will also include a
silent auction, featuring items
that will include a week's lodging
in a North Carolina vacation
home, an assortment of Tommy
Hilfiger women's clothing, a one
year membership at Curves,
hand-painted step stools, by Kim
Harrison, and much more!
The league will be asking
local businesses and individuals
to sponsor the gala. Sponsorships
will be sold on four different lev-
els, and amenities for sponsors
will increase corresponding with
the level purchased.
This event is the league's


number one fund raising event.
The funds raised from this will
help to continue maintaining the
clothes closet for Gulf County's
children, promote girl empower-
ment, and go toward other special
events in the community.
The Junior Service League
has a strong commitment to vol-
unteering, and its members cover
every aspect of the local commu-
nity.
Tickets can be purchased by
calling 227-1111. Only 200 tick-
ets will be sold, so purchase yours
today! A donation of S25.00 is
being asked for each ticket. Dress
will be black tie optional.


FEMA Funds Storm Damage Repairs


FEMA/State aid to residents
and business owners who suf-
fered damages in Hurricane
Georges and Tropical Storm
Mitch have exceeded $74 million,
deputy federal coordinator Pat
Seaman of FEMA said recently.
i More than $71. million has
been approved to date for dam-
ages in Monroe and the 16 Florida
'Panhandle counties included in
the Georges declaration. More


than $2.8 million' has been
approved for tornado and flood
damages in Monroe ,and Palm:
Beach counties' included in the
Mitch declaration.
Funds approved for Mitch
damages include the following:
Temporary housing. S575.514:
Individual and family grants.
$161,102: Disaster unemploy-
ment assistance, 81.500: Public
assistance. 8865.405: and SBA
loans. 81.2 million.


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Keyonia Charmaine Dawson
Look Who's One
Keyonia Charmaine Dawson
celebrated her first birthday on
December 16. Kevonia is the
daughter of ,(erald Dawson and
Mrty Daniels.
Her very proud grandparents
are Clifford and Sandra Jones of
Port St. Joe. John and Mellie
Daniels of Wewahitchka, and
Donald and Teresa Dawson of
Miami. Helping her celebrate her
birthday were her brother, David
Walker. and many other friends.


oTe of T-anks
The family of Sheretta
Thomas would like to thank you
for the flowers, cards, money,
phone calls, and food given in her
time of sickness and death.
May God bless each and every
' one of you. Please keep us in your
prayers.
The Thomas & Lewis Family


Thank You
t Your comfort and caring
meant 'so much to us at the loss of
our loved one.
Sou are always in our
.,prayers. .
,Thanlvou .
'TheCooper and Fisher Families



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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1998 PAGE 5A

Give a Pet a Home for Christmas
Nothing could make a child's County Sheriffs Office at 227- or call the St. Joseph Bay
Christmas brighter or a lonely 1115 and ask for Johnny!Collins Humane Society at 227-1103.
elderly person's Christmas happi-
er than finding a cuddly, loveable
dog or cat in their stocking on
Christmas morning. Dogs and
cats make wonderful companions
for people of all ages, providing
lots of affection to their owners.
If you are looking for a pet for .
yourself or your child, or you
know someone who is looking for --
a pet, please check at the animal
shelters and pounds first for that
new addition to your family.
There are many possible pets
now being housed at the Gulf :,
County Pound. Among the ani-
mals currently up for adoption -., .,: .
are six full-grown cats, one tiny
black kitten, and 20 dogs. includ-
ing 3 labs (one black, one gold, hite ..
bulldog, seven adorable puppies,
seven small dogs (including terri-
ers). a male six month old shep- i
herd mix, and one full blooded K '" '
female keeshound.
Many of the animals at the' '"
pound would make wonderful : '
,pets and have simply been
dropped off or abandoned by their _~_ ....... .
previous owners. All. many of
them need is a loving home and a
caring family. Visit the pound and
give a dog or cat a home for
Christmas today .-
Ifyou are interested in anyv of .
these animals, have any ques- Ai
lions, or would like adoption I
information, please call the Gulf-. -.. ... .. '


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Former U. S. Congressman Earl Hutto recently visited libraries of area schools donating copies of his
personal memoirs. Captain Supreme Goes to Washington. The first of his siblings to graduate from high
school, he went on to spend a stint in the U.S. military, and then graduate from college. For many years
he was a television broadcaster in Panama City, before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
from this district..
Shown in the photo above with him, from left, are: Clarence Monette, Media Specialist at PSJHS:
School Board member Charlotte Pierce, Billy Joe Rish, PSJHS Principal Chris Earley, Superintendent of
Schools Jerry Kelley, PSJMS principal Carolyn Rish, Mr. Hutto, and Caroline Norton, School Board mem-
ber..


Christmas Cheer On Tap
Ladies from the 'adult class of Pam Nobles Studio
offered just a portion of the entertainment provided for
the enjoyment of 45 area ladies attending the Oak Grove>
Assembly of God Widow's Banquet held at the Stiles
Brown Senior Citizens and Community Center on
Thursday, December 10th.
The banquet is annually sponsored by the Women's
Ministries of Oak Grove at which area widows are treated
to a night out complete with a home cooked holiday meal,
skits, singing, and fellowship. The ladies who are honored,
as well as those hosting the event, always have an enjoy-
able time of sharing at the event.
Performing in the photo above are (front row, I to r)
Linda Griffin and Ruth Cummings, and (back row) Pam
Nobles and Judy Kosin, as some of the ladies in atten-
dance look on.


Entertain...

the Easy Way

with a

Holiday Brunch
The holidays are about friends and
family getting together, whether it's a
small group or a crowd. In fact. some-
one once said that Christmas is about
presence, not presents. We simplN enjo)
being together with those we hold dear.
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chilies, and roasted red bell peppers with
convenient biscuit and baking mix; it's
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with a red and green Christmas salsa.
Serve "Home' for the Holidays"
Brunch Casserole with juice, fresh fruit
and Merry Cherry Rolls. Nothing tastes
better than rolls fresh from the oven.
Their rich fragrance can set the mood
for an unforgettable brunch. "Since
these rolls begin with biscuit and baking
mix, they're quick and easy to make,"
says Wendy Hagerman, research and
development specialist for Pioneer
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dough is studded with red and green
maraschino cherries and toasted nuts to
create a special look and taste for
Christmas." The rolls can be baked in
the shape of a Christmas tree to make an
impressive centerpiece. Let the kids
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holiday memories.


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1 lb. bulk breakfast sausage. S
4 large eggs, beaten ni m
1 cup milk .\
1 cup reduced-fat or regular sour ,se
cream
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 1/2 cups Pioneer Buttermilk 0
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I package (10 oz.) frozen ye
whole kernel corn, thawed 1
1 can (about 4 oz.) chopped 1
green chilies
1/2 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers
1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeno
chili pepper (optional)
2 cups shredded Mexican-style,
cheese or Cheddar cheese (8 oz.)
In large skillet, cook and stir sausage
until brown. Drain well; cool. Mean-
while, in large bowl, stir together eggs,
milk, sour cream and cumin; stir in bis-
cuit & baking mix until smooth. Gently
stir in sausage, corn, green chilies,


lasted peppers and jalapeno pepper.
our into 13x9x2-inch baking dish coat-'
i with cooking spray. Bake at 350' for
) minutes or until center is nearlN set.
sprinkle cheese on top. Bake 5 minutes
nore or until cheese is melted. Serve
ith Christmas Salsa. Makes 8 ;to,10'
servings.
Christmas Salsa
nce you taste thisfiesh fi srive salsa,
You'll want to make it thiouihout the ,,
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red bell pepper, chopped
green bell pepper, 'chopped
1/4 cup sliced green onions
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice ,; ,'
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
.1 tablespoon \ vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon'salt
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2 cans (8 oz) crushed pineapple
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I can (12 oz) evaporated milk
1-1/4 cups brown sugar, firmly
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6 tablespoons margarine or
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1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
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SPEEDING, DUI LEAD TO ARREST
On Saturday, December 12th,
Gulf County Sheriffs Department
Deputy Tim Hightower observed a
black truck traveling at 75 miles
per hour in a 55 m.p.h. zone near
St. Joe Beach. He turned around
in pursuit of the vehicle, and
stopped It near the intersection of
Pine Street and Americus in St.
Joe Beach.
While talking with the driver,
the deputy noticed the smell of
alcohol and asked the driver to do
several sobriety assessments.
Deputy Hightower then, arrested
Robert Lee Jones, 29, of Port St.,
Joe, for driving under the influ-
ence...
RECKLESS DRIVER LANDS IN DITCH
Shortly after midnight last
Sunday night, Deputy Shawn
Butler observed a small black
truck run through a stop sign at
the intersection of Cobla and
Marlin Streets in the Highland
View area.
When the deputy activated
his blue lights In an attempt to
stop the vehicle, it sped off. The
deputy followed the vehicle for
several blocks before it ran off the
road and into a ditch while trying
to turn a cornier.
The driver, Jessie Mack
Raffield, 24, of White City, was
arrested for reckless driving.
TOOK A BRIEF "RUN FOR IT"
,On Sunday, December 13th,
'Deputy Larry Hightower attempt-
ed to stop a small white car which
was traveling, on Highway 71 in
Wewahitchka for failure to dim
his lights. The vehicle slowed as if
to, stop, and then took off at a
high rate of speed.
Hightower pursued the vehi-
cle through, town and down -
Highway 22A where it turned onto
Jimmy Helms Road. The driver
balled out and ran into the woods
while the vehicle was still moving;
the vehicle proceeded to rimn into
a tree. .
Investigator Tom Godwin
oliserved the suspect run into the
woods near Fisherman's
Headquarters a short time later.
The K-9 team from Gulf
Correctional Unit was called in.
and a short time later handlers
Sgt. Simms, Lt. McCorvey and Lt.
Bellelis took the suspect into cus-
tody.
Simon Samuel Hathaway, 27,
opEanaima Ctly177wstarged-%1ith- .
felony fleeing--and elba~ing, pos-
session of less than 20 grams of
marijuana, possession of drug,
*. paraphernalia, and driving while
his license was suspended or
revoked.


A passenger in the vehicle,
Donald Stockamp, 35. also of
PAnama City, was arrested on
warrants for exposure of sexual
organs.
PHONE DIFFICULTIES AT GCSO
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
IVcKeithen wants to notify the cit-
izens of Gulf County that recent


updating of the sheriffs depart-
ment phone system is creating
some intermittent phone prob-
lems.
"'People calling into the sher-'
iffs office have reported the
.phone rings on their end, but is
not answered by the department.
Sheriff McKeithen said ,every
effort is being made to correct the.
problem.
"If, in the meantime, anyone"
should call and the phone not be
answered, please try again," he
added.
In cases of emergency only
callers can use the 911 emer-
gency phone system.
The sheriff apologized for any
inconveniences the problem has'
caused expressing his hope that
the phones will be fixed very soon.
RECENT GULF CouNTY JAn.
BOOKINGS .
Tuesday. December --Rocky
A. Geiger. 40, of Lake City, reck-.
less driving and, leaving the scene
of an accident: and Scotty Lee%
Linton. 21, of Wewahitchka, dri-'
ving while license suspended or'
revoked.
Thursday. December' 10-
Sean Thompson, 29, of
SWewahitchka, reckless driving:
and Willie G. Dasher, 53. of
Eastpoint, net Violations.
Friday. December 11-Scot tv
L. Linton, 21, of Wewahitchka,
violation of probation (driving
under the influence); Tony
Nobles, 32, of Wewahitchka, viola-
tion of probation (driving under
the influence and no valid driver's
license); and Stacy L. Johnson,
22, of Wewahitchka. burglary and
battery.
Saturday. December 12-'
Keith Hal Mork, possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana.


.arrested by Officer David Cross
on an active capias.
According to information
received, Chehardy's vehicle was
stopped in reference to failure to
give a turn signal and no child
restraint (seat). Further investiga-
tion revealed a capias for her out
of Bay County. The capias was
issued for Chehardy's arrest in,
reference to passing worthless
checks.
REFUSES ALCOHOL TEST
Just before midnight on
Saturday, the 12th. Roy Douglas
Rogers. 30, of Highland View, was
arrested by Officer Burch for
attaching a tag not assigned and'
driving under the influence.'
According to information
received, Rogers' vehicle was
stopped because of the erratic
manner in which it was being dri-
ven. After performing several',
roadside assessments, the officer
determined that'Rogers was oper-
ating a vehicle while impaired. He
was asked to submit to a legal test
to determine the: alcohol content
of his breath and he refused to0
comply.
Officer Burch ,also served an
active 'warrant oi Rogers for fail-
ure. to appear in reference to a
battery charge.
SPEEDING, WITHOUT LICENSING
SOn" Monday. December 14th,
at about 1:30 a.m., Al R.
Ensminger, 21. of Crawfordville,
was arrested by Officer James
Stephens.
According to Officer
Stephens,, Ensminger's vehicle
was; stopped in reference ,to:
speeding (70 m.p.h. in a 445
m.p.h. speed zone). Upon further
investigation the officer learned
that Ensminger's license was sus-
pended.., .


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NABBED FOR MULTIPLE VIOLATIONS
On December 10th, at
approximately 2:35 a.m.. Billy Joe
Adkins, 34, of Kinard. was arrest-
ed by Port St. Joe Police
Department Officer Russell Burch
for driving under the influence
and driving while his license was'
suspended.
According to the officer's
report, Adkins' vehicle was
stopped in reference to several
traffic violations that, he had
observed. Through further inves-
-.. tJgatieon.-. -it-.was-. -learned-.--thaL- -
Adkins' driver's license was sus-
pended and that he was operating
a vehicle while under the influ-
ence of an alcoholic beverage. '"
A legal test to determine the
,alcohol content of Adkins' breath
was performed. The results of the
test were .096 and .100, both
samples being above .08, which is
prima facie evidence in the state
of Florida.
TRAFFIC & BANKING OFFENSES
Saturday. December 12th.
Just before 9 a.m.. Fonda Lynn
Chehardy. 35. of Port St. Joe. was


ACTIVITY REPORT FOR
DECEMBER 6TH To 13TH
During the last week, the
Mexico Beach Police Department
answered 43 calls for service; they
had no burglaries, assaults, or
thefts to investigate.
During this same period, offi-
cers of the department investigat-
ed no traffic crashes. however,
they did issue 11 traffic warnings
and two citations. "
Also last week., the offices
made the following arrests:
,BtJkGiAR ARRESTED J
Eddie R.-Dodd, of Temple,
Georgia, was arrested for grand
theft, dealing in stolen property.
and fugitive from Justice (Georgia,
burglary). He was also a suspect
in a burglary in Panama City
Beach. It is alleged he attempted
to sell items from the burglary to
businesses in Mexico Beach.
SELLING STOLEN PROPERTY
Steven W. Hodgson. of Villa
Rica, Georgia. was arrested for
accessory after the fact for grand
theft, dealing in stolen property.
He was also a suspect in a bur-
glary in Panama City Beach. It is
alleged he attempted to sell items


from the burglary to businesses
in Mexico Beach.
CALL WITH TIPS ON THEFT
The police department is cur-
rently investigating a theft of per-
sonal property that occurred at a
residence on 14th Street. Items
taken p include a beach chair, a
purple bicycle, and Hewlett
Packard brushes.
If you have any information'
on the whereabouts of these
items, or suspect, please contact
Chief .Mitch Pollock or Lt. Brad
Hall at (8501 648-5700 (Monday.
to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or
(850) 648-5984 (24 hours, 7 days
a week).
CAR THIEF LOCATED
The department was recently'
investigating a reported stolen
vehicle that had been last seen in
the,,,. Mexico. Beach area on
Sunday, December 6th. The vehi-
cle was described as a silver, 1992
Oldsmobile Cutlass Clera being
driven by a female.
The car was located in Ft.
Walton Beach. The suspect was
arrested and will be extradited to
Bay County after facing addition-
al charges by the Okaloosa
County Sheriffs Office. The
department wishes to thank the
public, for assistance given in
solving this case.
'"SAFE HOLIDAYS"


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Drivers are asked to drive with,


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day in remembrance of someone
killed or injured from a DUI relat-
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Ernestine Chester
Ernestine Peters Chester, of
Port St. Joe, passed away on
Wednesday, December 9, at Gulf
Pines Hospital. She was born on
November 1, 1907, in Carrabelle,
and she was educated in the
Carrabelle school system.
Mrs. Chester moved to Port
St. Joe in 1938, owned Chester's
Grocery Store, and was a member
of New Bethel A.M.E. Church.
Survivors include two daugh-
ters,' Nancy Dixon of Port St. Joe
and Pearlie Mae Lane of
Jacksonville; one son, Bennie
Chester, Jr. of Titusvllle; three
sisters-In-law, Myrtha Peters and
Mary Peters, both of Port St. Joe;,
and Janice Peters of Tallahassee;
one godson, James Sapp, Jr. of
Faithville, North Carolina; a for-
mer brother-in-law, Rev. Cleve
Riley; and a host of nieces and
nephews, including a very devot-
ed niece, Sarah Ann Riley of Lynn
Haven.
Funeral services will be held
at 1:00 p.m., ET, on Saturday,
December 19, at. New .Bethel
A.M.E. Church, with interment to
follow In Forest Hill Cemetery..
She will lie in state at the church
on Friday, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
and on Saturday, from' 11:00
until funeral time. '
All services are under the
'direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.


John Thomas
John Frederick. Thomas, 85,
of Wewahlitchka. passed away
Sunday. December 13, at Bay
Medical ,Center. A native of
Monticello, Georgia, he retired
from Pan American Airwvays after
30 years and moved to
Wewahltchka in 1975. Mr.
Thomas was a member of the
First Baptist Church of
Wewahitchka. where he served as
a deacon.
Survivors include one son
and daughter-in-law, Andy and
Susan Thomas; six grandchil-
dren, Chris Thomas, Robin
Thomas. Jonathan Thomas, Chad '
Thomas, Matt Thomas, and Traci
Pierce; three great-grandchildren;


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTPENTH
JUDICIAL .CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. 'IN AND FOR GUCF-COUNTT. .
CASE'NO. 98-74CP
S'." IN PROBATE
IN RE- The Estae lo
JOHNNY LEE KINDALL :
deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate' of
JOHNNY LEE KINDALL deceased File Number 98.
74. is pending In the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
Florida. Probate Division, the address of which Is
Gull County CourthouJe. Probate Diviion. 1000
5th Street, Pon St .Joe. FL 32456 The name and
address of the Personal Repretentamnr and his
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one brother, Ray Thomas; and
three sisters, Sybil Ellington,
Dorothy Thomas, and Kathleen
Michael.
Funeral services will be held
at 10:00 a.m., CT, today, on
Thursday, December 17, at First
Baptist Church of Wewahitchka,
conducted by Rev. Mike Stroud.
Interment will follow in the family
plot in Roberts Cemetery. He will
lie in state at Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel, Wednesday from 6:00
until 8:00 p.m., CT.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.


John D. Skipper
John D. Skipper, 87, of
Highland View, passed away
Monday morning, December 14,
in Gulf Pines Hospital. A native of
Jackson County, he had been a
resident of Highland View for the
past 52 years and was retired
from St. Joe Paper Company.
Survivors include two daugh-
ters, Mildred Lee of Highland View
and Mary Lou. McClendon of
DeFuniak Springs; four grand-
children, Bobby Joe Lee, Freddie
Lee :McClendon, Sarah Marie
McClendon, and Julie Rena' Lee;
seven great-grandchildren; and,
six step great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
at 2:00 p.m.. on Wednesday.,
December 1.6, at the Highland
View Baptist Church, conducted
by Rev. Judson D. Waldrop.
Interment followed in the family
plot in Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.


Bessie Cosgrove
Bessie Grantham Cosgrove,
87, of Wewahitchka. passed away
Tuesday, December 8, in Port St.
Joe. A native of Newvllle,
Alabama, she had been a resident
of Palm Harbor for 35 years before
moving her in April. She was of
the Protestant faith.
Mrs. Cosgrove was preceded


claims against the estate and 121 any objections by
an interested person on whom nonce was served
that challJnge.t de valditdy o' the % ll., the quail.
cations'ofcthe 'Personal Reprewvntadve. venue or
Junsdlction of' the Courtn
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration 12/17/98
/s! THOMAS S GIBSON
RISH & GIBSON P A
206 E 4th Street
P 0 Box39
Port St Joe. Flonrida 32457
(850) 229 8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO 0350583
/s/ MARIE W. KINDALL
SHCO 2, 6666 Alabama Avenue
St Joe Beach. FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2lc. December 17 and 24 1996
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City
Commission of the City of Port St Joe. Florida. at
Its meeting on the 5th day of January. 1999. at
6 00 P M EST. In the regular Comnmission meeting
room at the Municipal Building Pon St ,Joe.
Florida. will have a first reading and consider an
Ordinance with tee ifollUowg tide
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION
1-2 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES.
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA.
WHICH DEALS WITH DEFINITIONS
AND RULES OF CONSTRUCTION.
PERTAINING TO DEFINITION OF
"PUBLIC PLACE'. REPEALING ALL
ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDI-
NANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.
PROVIDING FOR A SEVERABILITY
CLAUSE ANDIAN EFFECTIVE DATE.
and at Its meeting on Januar% 19. 1999. at 6 00
P.M. EST. In the regular Commission meeting
room at the Municapal Building Pon Si Joe
Florida. will consider for final adopUon the aboile
mentioned ordinance
All interested parties are Invited to attend ard be
heard Copies of said Ordinance are on file at the
offce of the City Clerk and nmay be inspected by the
public during normal working nours
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST JOE FLORIDA
BY // Johnny Union
Mayor.Commil '.loner
Attest Pauline Pendinir
CItr Auditor/Clerk
Itc. December 17. 1998


Domestic Violence and the Holiday Season


by Pam Martin
Victim Advocate
Holidays are for most families
a magical. time of year. They
involve so many wonderful
things-families getting :together
to share a huge meal for
Thanksgiving or Christmas with
family members that perhaps,
they only see once a year, children
running and playing with cousins
they have never .'met before,
grandmas and grandpas, aunts
and uncles pinching their nieces'
and nephews' cheeks, and just
all-around holiday cheer. .
But the holidays aren't magi-
cal for everyone. For families
where domestic violence is pre-
sent, the holidays, instead of
being a Lime of merriment and Joy.
are often a time of tension, dan-
ger, and fear. ".
Typically. this time of year
our client load slows down-you

in deathby her mother and father
and two sisters. Survivors ihndlide
her husband. William A. Cosgrove
,of Wewahltchka; two sisters,
Bobbye Grantham Domenick and' ;
her husband. Carmen, of Mesa,
Arizona, and, Mary Grantham
Horton of Wewahitchka: one
brother-in-law. Buddy McLemore
of Dalkeith; a devoted friend, J. T. ,
Brannon; and several nieces and'
nephews.
Memorialization will be by
cremation.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahlitchka Branch
Chapel. ,


Rollins Stallworth
MSGT Rollins Stallworth, US
Air Force (Ret.), was a beloved
son, brother, father, grandfather,
and friend. He passed away on
December 7. Rollins was born in
Red Level, Alabama, on December
15, 1937. His 23 year military
career included service during the
Vietnam War, and he retired with
honors, Including the Vietnam
Gallant Cross and Vietnam
Service Medal. ,
He was employed by the U.S.,
Postal Service in San Antonio.'
Texas, for the past 19 years.
Devoted to his family and'military
service, he wlll long be remem-
bered and dearly missed.
,He was preceded in-death,.by
his father. Matthew Stallworth.
Survivors Include his mother,
Mamie Stallworth; his former
wife, Irene Stallworth; brother,
James Earl; sisters, Inez, Odessa,
Pearl, Mary Alice, Ruby, and his
twin sister. Rose; children, Rollins
II, Kimberly,. Wendell, Darrell
Sherry. Elizabeth. Ray. and
James Anthony; grandchildren,
Amber. Matthew, Gary, Danielle,
Sean Dominique, Justin,
Jonathan. Earnest Jr., Rollins III.
Jeanette, Montel. Derek, Franklin
Matthew, Keoni. and Drake;
uncles., Otis Stallworth and
Walter Stallworth, both of Port Sti
Joe; and many cousins arid
nephews. His family and friends
will always remember his kindr
ness arid love.
Funeral services were held on
Friday, December I1, at 10:45
a.m. at Sunset Funeral Chapel in
San Antonio. A burial service was
held at Fort. Sam Houston
National Cemetery with full mill-
tary honors, with Bishop Jimmy
Stallworth officiating.
In lieu of flowers, those who
desire may make memorial contril
butions to the Rollins Stallworth
Scholarship Fund: Proctor Hug
High School, Attn: Rollins
Stallworth 1. 2880 Sutro Street,
Reno, NV 89512.
Services were under the
direction of the Sunset Memorial
Park and Funeral Home. .,.


would think that all is going well
in the domestic violence situa-
tions. This is not necessarily true.
This time of year, tension is run-
ning high in families where
domestic violence is the norm.
Families still come together to
spend time together and share a
meal, but often the one being con-
trolled by the violence is walking
on eggshells Instead of enjoying
the holiday.
She (although women are not
the exclusive sufferers of domes-
tic violence Is afraid that she or
some other family member will
say something that will set him
off. If this happens, the whole hol-
iday will be ruined by his explo-
s,,,sve outbursts, and worse. the
secret will be out .
..;2: : You see. no one wants ,to let
other people know that they are
controlling or being controlled by
someone who is supposed to love
them. Most of the time, they try to
keep this away, from the other
'family m embers. It is a dark
secret that only they know.
If they )have' children, that'
causes the, situation to be even
more stressful for the/ abused.
They want the holiday to be pleas-
ant for their children, and so the
victims of these situations want
the abusers to have a good holl-
day as well, so that they may be in
a better frame of mind for a while
and not spoil the holiday for the
children.
When you sit down to open
your presents under the tree on
Christmas day and are joined by
loving family members, please'
don't forget to give thanks for all
'you have and for the peace of the
holiday, Please take a moment to
remember and pray for the fami-
lies who struggle with violence
every day .. even on the holi-
days.
If you or someone you know is
a victim of domestic violence.
there is hope. Confidential help is
available for yourself or that vic-
tim 24 hours a day. Our 24-hour
hotline number is 1-800-252-
2597. Our office is open Monday
through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. We can also be reached
at 639-4300 or 639-3939.
Please remember that every-
Sone deserves to live In peace and
without the threat of violence.
Everyone deserves to have happy,
magical holidays.


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by Gene Childs
Florida Outdoor Writers' Association


As the Christmas shopping
season continues in full swing,
Florida hunters will find the rules
and regulations of. the revised
Brady Gun Laws will affect them
less than most states in the coun-
fry. This is in part because
Florida has met these require-
ments since 1991, two years
before the law even went into
effect.
Basically. Florida's Firearm
Purchase Program (FFPP)
requires a background check on
all hand guns, rifles, and shot-
guns sold in the state through
retail stores. The exception being
certified law enforcement officers
when guns are purchased by
their agency and certain repair or
exchange situations. The three-
day waiting period for purchasing
handguns applies to all except
law enforcement agencies.
The background checks are
to prevent people convicted or
under indictment on felony
charges, fugitives, the. mentally
ill, dishonorable military 'dis-
charges, those who have
renounced U.S. citizenship, ille-
gal aliens, illegal drug users, and
convicted domestic violence
offenders.
The background check usu-
ally takes about three minutes
while you wait. Over two million
have been done in Florida since
1991 with 51,025 non-approvals
and the identification of 5,866
possible fugitives wanted by law
enforcement agencies.
The background checks and
three-day waiting period do work.
The inconventlnce is worth it,
now. If it contictues to help keep
guns out of the hands of the
wrong people. As law-abiding
American gun owners, though,
we must be ever-vigilant to pro-
tect our 2nd Amendment rights to
-beat arms and watch these new
regulations to see if they, in fact,
do what they w ie Intended to do.
With general gun season now
:n until February 17th, hunters
are' enjoying the outdoors and
hoping the cooler weather contin-
ues. Several nice bucks being
taken this past weekend were
reported, and with doe 'days


scheduled for this week, more
deer should be .harvested by
Panhandle hunters. Doye. hunt-
ing has improved as more migra-
tory birds have arrived.
A few turkeys have been
Taken locally, but no reports of,
really big gobblers yet.
The fishing continues to defy
common logic for December. Joe
, ::Hasty from Shiner Diner says
/ there's more fish than water at
his end of Dead Lakes. Presnell's
in St. Joe Bay' says trout are bit-'
ing t6p-water Mirro-Lures. This is
December: what's up? They also
say chartreuse or rootbeer grubs
are not only catching nice trout
but pompano up to four pounds.
SRonnie Martin at Sportsman's
Lodge says really nice stringers of
shellcrackers and4 catfish are.
being taken on wigglers as are.
crappie on minnows.
Grouper fishing is still excel-
lent when the weather allows.
Good quality grouper are being.
caught near shore in 45 to 60 feet
of water when you can get
through the red snapper. The,
snapper should be released care-,
fully, and unless the Fisheries.
Commission changes the present
regulations, red snapper fishing
will re-open January lst. With
the Incredible numbers of red
snapper seen this year, it also
would defy -logic for the&
Commission to extend the closed
season to March as is proposed.
Nearshore fishing continues
to produce pompano along the
beaches. A bottom rig with
shrimp is still the ticket. Several
small boats unable to get offshore
last week opted to troll along the
beaches just to enjoy the,,day.'
Result: two limits of Spanish
Mackerel! A local charterboat
reported a cobia came up follow-
ing a grouper on the carbodles
out from Mexico Beach. This is
December: what's up?
With the Christmas season
approaching and good cheer fill-
ing the air, the Fisheries
Commission can give Panhandle
anglers a welcome gift. We hope
they don't play the Grinch and
snap the red out of our holiday
plans.


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1998 PAGE 9A


Jerry Hawthorne, his son Brandon and his brothers had a good
day fishing recently on the "Never Enough" with Captain Ron Miller.
They had a great fishing trip as shown by their catch.


Fish ing Report
for the Month December
We have had a lot of good weather.days;,in late NoVember and' early
December to fish. and a lot of people took advantage of it with some fine
catches of grouper, scamp. black snapper, and amberjack. The deeper
the' water, the larger the fish were. ,
:'There is a huge supply of trigger fish on the artificial reefs with some
nice sizedbones mixed in. The speckled trout are biting real good in the
deeper holes in the bay and Intracoastal Waterway.
'The cooler water has increased their activity and 'made them hungry.
Use live shrimp, grubs or live small pinfish for the lunkers. The pompano
are making a good fall run on the beaches. The whiting are in and the
large red fish are running the channel.
"Good Fishing" Charisma Charters
Captain Chuck Guilford, Captain Danny Tankersley,
Captain Ron Miller and Captain Bobby Guilford

New Amendments Approved for MFC
On November 24, the gover,- the bag limit and all sale of red
nor and cabinet approved the for porgies in March and April.
losing snook, reef fish, and mul- (These provisions '.apply in
let rule amendments proposed by Atlantic state waters only.)
the Marine Fisheries Commission. Require that all reef fish
(These amendments will take species managed in Florida be
effect on December 31. landed in a. whole condition, and
SNOOK RULE AMENDMENTS designate all such ,species as
These rule amendmentss, ,; "restricted species."
'"Increaseothe minimum sized 'Standardize .commercial
limit for snook from 24 to 26 incji- closure language in Commission
es total length. reef fish rules. .:
.'Prohibit the harvestt of OProhibit all possession of
snook larger than 34 inches total Nassau grouper.
length. : v, Specify that the one fish
S crew on for-hire vessels ( from daily recreational bag limits for
retaining the snook two fish bag -speekled, hind ,.and Warsaw
limit. grouper. are within the ive fish
REEF FISHWRUL. AMENDMENTS aggregate., daily grouper bag limit.
.,These rule amendments: 1 Revise the name of the fed-
reModify black and gag eral licenses required to harvest
ror m an a.', tac amberjack 'in the South Atlantic
roe. iwagersntI. to .conform with federal changes.
".lr.A.OS$ a'L-('L-. "yatra '' 0 LlhUr h~Jtr La, "~h


ue estatewaters om y py es.u-
lishing a two fish daily recreation-
al bag limit (within the five fish
daily aggregate limit for all
groupers). increasing the mini-
mum size limit from 20 to 24
inches total length, and prohibit-
ing the harvest and possession in
excess of the recreational bag
limit- and purchase and sale of
black and gag grouper during
March and April.
'4lIncrease the minimum size
limit on black sea bass from eight
to 10 inches total length
statewide, establish a 20 fish
daily recrcreational aggregate bag
limit on black sea bass in Atlantic'
state waters only. and require
escape vents on sea bass pots
statewide.
eEstablish a 14 Inches total
length minimum size limit and a
five fish daily recreational bag
limit for red porgies. and prohibit
the harvest and sale in excess of


MULLET RULE AMENDMENT
This rule amendment extends
the allowance on the use of cer-
tain specified skimmer nets to
harvest mullet until January 1,
2000.


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SANTA SETTLES HEALTH
DISPUTE WITH ELVES


We have it on good authority that the head of *
Santa's elf brigade had planned to protest this year.
It seems that with all the extra toy making effort
that goes into the pre-Christmas rush, many of the
elves have become run down, anemic and very
susceptible to those north pole coughs and colds.
But Santa, acting wisely, has arranged for a good UT
|A stock of multiple vitamin products to be brought in
S and is insisting that all the elves take these vitamins
on a regular basis. Looks like everything will be
right on schedule again this year.


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Lady Sharks Go 1-1 Against Bay
ST. JOE 52, BAY HIGH 64 Thursday, December 10
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
dropped to 5-3 on the season with
ru rpr Thursday's 64-52 loss to Class 5A
Bay High. The Lady Sharks'
Nu*a su s trailed 35-28 at half-time and
were outscored 29-24 in the sec-
ond half of play.
Port St. Joe had three players
Also Auftmlos Unlock Service to reach double digits. Courtne
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Seacliffs-Cape San Bias-Secretary 'Needed.
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ST. JOE 68, GRACEVILLE 45
Saturday, December 12
Port St. Joe knocked, off
Graceville 68-45 Saturday night
to win the Port St. Joe Shoot-Out.
Port St. Joe jumped outdto an 18
point lead, 42-24. by half-time. .
Four players scored in double
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and Kyron Bailey each had 13
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G'VILLE (45) Brown 7, Martin 6,
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ST. JOE 74, SNEADS 70
Friday, December 11
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ST. JOE 47, RUTHERFORD 34
Monday, December 14
Port St. Joe knocked off Class
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jumped out to a 27-25 first half
Lead, but their 11-1 third quarter
run put the game away for Port
St. Joe.
Katie Kilbourn and Neikole
Royster each scored nine points
to lead the Lady Sharks. Bonnie
Belin, Evette Gant, and Lacey
Johnson all followed with eight
points for Port St. Joe (6-3).
The Lady Sharks struggled at
the foul line, making only eight of
their 25 attempts.
ST. JOE 19 811 9 47
R'FORD 14 11 1 6 34
ST. JOE (47) Kilbourn 9,9
McDowell 1, Belin 8, M; Johnson'2,;
Lenox 2, Gant 8, L. JOhnson 8,
Royster 9
RUTHERFORD (34) Williams 15;
Barner 8, Mintz 4, Davis 1, Rivett 6.
ST. JOE 49, WAKIULLA 2,Z
Tuesday, December .15
The Lady Sharks shutdown
the Wakulla offense as they.
cruised to a 49-22 victory
Tuesday night. Port St. Joe limit-
ed Wakulla to only six flrst half
points, and a total of 10 through
the third quarter.
Bonnie Belin led the Lady
Sharks (7-3) with 13 points.

Wewa Gators
WEWA 49, GRACEVILLE 88
Tuesday. December 15 -A
The Wewahitchka Gators
dropped to 1-6 on the season
after Tuesday night's 88-49 loss
to Graceville. The Gators turned
the ball over 20 times to the
Tigers; .
Brandon Jones was the high
point man for the Gators with 16
points. Bernard Vann followed
with 13 points.


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Sunday, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Theshoots are being conducted at
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improved to 3-1 with Friday's 74-
70 win over Sneads. The Tiger
Sharks led 34-27 at half-time and
held off a late rally by the Pirates
to harig on for the victory.
Kedrick Larry led Port St. Joe
with 23 points, while James
Daniels followed with 18.
ST. JOE (74) K. Larry 23. Daniels
18, Chambers 9, Jenkins 7, Quinn 7,
L. Larry 3, Lewis 3, Bailey 2,
Smallwood 2.,'
SNEADS (70) Wilson 26. Hudson
17, R. LewIs 12. McDanlel 7, Ralnes 4,
' Hall 2, Heismlth 2.
ST. JOE 69, RUTHERFORD 55
Monday, December 14
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
outscored the Rutherford Rams
26-14 in the fourth quarter to
cruise to a 69-55 victory in
Monday night's game. The Tiger
Sharks jumped out to an early
17-9 lead In the first quarter,
before Rutherford narrowed the
lead to 29-24 going into halftime.
Port St. Joe had four players
to score in double digits. James
Daniels led the, way with 17
points, and Kedrick' Larry fol-
lowed with 15. Kyron Bailey
added 12 points, while Most
Quinn chipped in 10 for the Tiger
Sharks.
Daniels and Larry kept Port
St. Joe perfect at the foul line
sinking all six of their free throw
attempts. The Tiger Sharks were
12 of 12 at the foul line.
ST. JOE 17 12 14 26 69
RUTH 9 15 17 14 55
St. JOE (69) Quinn 10, R.
Chambers 9. Daniels 17, K. Larry 15,
Jenkins 2, Smallwood 2, Lewis 2,
Bailey 12. [THREE POINT GOALS:
Quinn 2. R. Chambers 1. Daniels 1, K.
Larry 1.]
RUTH (55) Barker 3. Riley 3,
Jenkins 25. Glenn 7, Warren 7., Green.
10.



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,: f Dec. 18 ...... .... HaVana.
Dec 19.. . ... ; Chipley
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Kedrick Larry (22) scores on a lay-up during the champi-'
onship game of the first of three shoot-outs at the "Dome". :


Kyron Bailey (43) hits a jump shot from the edge of the paint
against Graceville.


Hoopsters Host Second Shoot-Out
arrive, we~il get a cfance to wor" imrvmn.cm e e oc


This Friday and Saturday, the.
Port St. Joe High School varsity
boys basketball team will host its
second "Shoot-Out" of the season
in "the Dome".
On Friday at 7:00 p.m., the
defending 3A state runner-up
Florida High Seminoles will meet
the Chipley Tigers. followed by the
'Tiger Sharks versus long time
rival and undefeated Havana. The
'Sharks and Gladiators are tied for
third place In all time state bas-
ketball championships won with
seven each.
Saturday night match-ups
will feature Florida High versus
Havana at 7:00 with the Sharks
battling the always tough Chipley
Tigers at 8:30. Ticket prices are
$4.00 for each night with monies
divided equally among the four
teams participating.
Fresh off theirt69-55 victory
over. Panama City Rutherford,
Coach Vernon, Epplnette is
expecting a great effort from' the
N I ranked Sharks.
"The Rutherford game was a
good measuring stick of where we
are andf how much work lies
ahead. On the positive side, our
. free throw shooting and offensive
.'poise were improved, but our
defensive footwork and rebound-
ing was poor. Once the holidays

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There are two basic caus- "baby teeth", to be pushed.-
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poorly-aligned 'teeth. One is If this happens, the per-
heredity, which can't be-pre- manent upper front teeth,
vented. The other is thumb which usually appear at about:.
sucking. In this instance, we age 6 or 7, may come in out of6,
can help. place. Thumb sucking can..
Thumb sucking during also delay development of.
infancy may be considered mature swallowing habits.
normal. In fact, x-rays have If the thumb sucking habit'
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1998 iGE 1


Rev. Ellis Tells Christmas Story


1998 Wewahitchka High School Varsity Cheerleaders
First Row-Chris White, Dawn Gortman, and Krystal Hendricks; Second Row-Kimberly Gaskin,
Stephanie Alderman, Nichole Williamson, and Josh Mauldlin; and Back Row-Roxann Adkins, Ashley
Padgett, and Amy St. Clair (captain)


Wewa's Varsity Cheerleaders Are

'98 FACA Class 2A Co-Ed Champions


: The varsity cheerleaders of .. porte(
Wewahitchka High School recent- and
ly competed in the State busir
Cheerleading Championships them
held at the University of Central T
Florida in Orlando. The Gators Amy
completed an exciting weekend of
activities, including a trip to
Disney World and Pleasure
Island, and topped it off by
becoming State Champs in the 2A
Co-Ed Division.
This was their second year at
competition. The squad and their
sponsors ran into many bumps
on the road trying to get back to
state. including people quitting.
finding the money, and trans-
portation. But they knew if they
just kept working and striving for
the best, then they could make It
work.
It was a tite well earned. The
experienced girls kept pushing
"' the squad to WbrRk li-ih cis "
they knew the thrill of competi-
tion. They had been preparing
since the squad was picked in
* April, and they were determined
to win.
The cheerleaders had terrific
community support, and would
like to thank the community.
Thank you to everyone who sup-

Early Dismissal
Times for Gulf
County Schools
Christmas Holidays
School will be dismissed early
on Friday. December 18, for
Christmas holidays. Following are
the bus schedules for early dis-
missal that day.
Port SL Joe--Highland View:
11:30 a.m.: North Port St. Joe
Elementary: 11:30; PSJ Elemen-
tary: 11:35; PSJ Middle School:
11:50; and PSJ\ High School:
12:00 noon. (All times for Port St.
Joe are Eastern.)
Wewahitchka-Wewahitchka
Elementary School Main Street
Site: 11:45 a.m.; Wewa Elemen-
tary School Linton Site: 11:50;
and Wewa High School: 12:00
noon. (All times for Wewahitchka.
are Central.)
Breakfast will be served at the
elementary schools on Friday,
Dec. 18, but lunch will not be
served.
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d them throughout this year,
especially the friends and
messes who financially helped
return to state.
he varsity cheerleaders are
St. Clair (captain), Stephanie


Alderman, Dawn Gortman,
Krvstal Hendricks, Nicole Wil-
liamson, Ashley Padgett, Kimberly
Gaskin, Roxann Adkins. Josh
Maudlin, and Chris White. They
are coached by Kim Whitfield.


Rev. Sid Ellis, a former pastor
of the St. James Episcopal
Church, here, made his annual

New Schedules for
GC Transportation
'Gulf County Transportation
has implemented the following
schedules, which will be effective
January 1, 1999, to increase
transportation efficiency and
effectiveness for the Gulf County
Transportation Program.
APanama City: Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday.
-ATallahassee: Tuesday and
Thursday.
Kidney Dialysts to Panama City
S. From Wewahitchka: Mon-
day Wednesday. and Friday.
", ." *From Port St. Joe: Tuesday,
Th rsday, and Saturday.
'Also, GCT Is now partnering
within Tri-County Community
Council, Inc. to provided coordi-
pated Out of Service Area Medical
transportation to Lake City and
GCinesville. Since these are out of
area trips, there will be wait times
involved, so please bring any
Items you may need for health
and/or comfort (medications,
blankets, money for meals, etc.).
Trips will be scheduled by
Tri-County through the local
office. Please make your medical
appointments between the hours
of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., ET.
Trip requests must be made 48
hours in advance.
No appointments for 'next
work day service will be taken
after 3:00 p.m.. ET, the day before
transportation is needed.
Medical trips will always have
priority over any non-medical
trip.


return to Port St. Joe, Thursday,
to deliver the Christmas message
to the Rotary Club in his own
inimitable way.
As usual, the speaker began
his address by going back to start
at the beginning of time, telling
the Rotarians, the real story of
Christmas couldn't be taken for
granted. There was a reason for
Christmas and that reason was
decided by God at the time of cre-
ation.
"He used the Hebrew nation,
which came from 'the other side',
wherever that was, to perform the
human activity that would evolve
in the Christmas story to bring
about the events; to set the stage,


so to speak," he said.
"God came to Earth to con-
vince the people of his presence
and was objected to by Gentiles
and Jews, alike," Ellis continued.
Pointing to traditional
Christmas decorations about the
room, such as red stockings and
tinsel, Ellis said man tends to
take his own version of Christmas
for granted with hardly a knowl-
edge of the true meaning.
"The true meaning is that we
celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ
as God's gift to an unbelieving
world," he concluded.
Guests of the club were Bob
Bolduc of Whitehall, Mich., and
Bill Gersbacher of Dahlonega, Ga.


TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX

PUBLIC NOTICE

A representative from the Department of
Revenue will meet in the County
Commissioners' Meeting Room, Tuesday,
December 29, 1998 from 10:00 a.m. -
12:00 p.m. to discuss the administering
of the Tourist Development Tax. All Inter-
ested parties are encouraged to attend.

If you have any questions or need addl-
tional information, please contact the
Gulf County Commission office at (850)


229-6106.

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Keep Your Pet's Safety in Mind During the Holidays


Pet owners should keep in
mind their animals' safety during
the holiday season, when hazards
increase, say University of Florida
veterinarians.
Drunk drivers, electrical
cords, and baking chocolate all
pose a greater than usual threat
to animals at this time of year
because they become more com-
mon, said Michael Schaer, profes-
sor with the UF College of
Veterinary Medicine's small ani-
mal clinical sciences department.
"Keep your animals on leash-
es and away from roads in order
to avoid encounters with drunken
drivers," Schaer said.
Holiday-related dietary indis-
cretions, including feeding ani-
mals baking chocolate, can prove
toxic to pets, he added. Chocolate


The holidays are a joyous
time for many people, but they
can also be filled with stress. The
flooding in March of this year ini-
tiated a harsh season of floods,
hurricanes, and drought which
took their toll on our communities
in terms of stress and loss.
If your life Is already stress-
ful, holiday expectations and
demands seem to amplify other
problems. Holidays are especially,
difficult for those who have suf-
fered the loss of a loved one or the
loss of health, financial security,
community ties, or treasured
belongings.
Project HOPE is a program
which provides support in dealing
with stress and loss. Outreach
professionals with Project HOPE
offer these suggestions for coping
during the holidays.
-*Get adequate rest and exer-
cise.
-*Eat healthy, nutritious food.
Avoid overindulging on sweets,
but don't deprive yourself com-
pletely of holiday goodies


cooking bars are high in a chemi-
cal called theobromine, a stimu-
lant which can be fatal to a small
animal.
"Use common sense," Schaer
said. "Keep cooking chocolate
bars in a places where your dog or
cat can't get to them."
He added that regular choco-
late candy does not pose a theo-
bromine toxicity risk.
Certain plants which are.
abundant during the holiday sea-
son, such as poinsettias and
Jerusalem cherries, can also
cause problems is animals start
nibbling on them.
"The Jerusalem cherry berry
has been shown to be toxic to
dogs, and cats," said Schaer.,
"These berries can cause abdomi-
nal pain, vomiting and diarrhea,


-*Go easy on yourself. Give
yourself time to grieve and heal
from losses. Don't expect to
always feel happy and upbeat,
-*Talk to an understanding
friend, or silently talk to yourself.
Give yourself helpful instructions,
encouragement, and apprecia-
tion. Record thoughts and ,feel-
ings in a journal or a diary.
*-+Take some time to do things
that are relaxing and fun.
If you feel lonely, reach out
to help others. Volunteer youi
,time to help those in need.
-*Nourish your spirit. Read
uplifting and inspiring passages:
pray or meditate each day.
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the Life Management Center .o
Northwest Florida. HOPE stands
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effects."
He added that the sap from
poinsettias Is irritating to both the
stomach and the eyes, though
"since these plants don't taste
very good, animals aren't prone to
eat them."
Stringy objects, such as rib-
bon or thread, are also hazardous
if eaten, as they can cause,
obstructions of the small bowel.
"Cats love to eat those lengths
of string used to cook turkeys,
because they taste so good.
Electrical cords used for holi-
day lighting are often also quite
tempting for animals to chew on:
"Puppies or kittens that bite
any cord can develop pulmonary
edema, or fluid in the lungs,
which can be fatal. That's beside's'"'
the burns they can get in their "'
~~' y


Janice D. Rhoads
Rhoads Joins AAA as


f Executive Director '
The Area'Agency on Aging for
North Florida, Inc. has
i announced that Janice D. Rhoads
has joined the agency, as its
Executive Director. Ms. Rhoads
appointment was effective July.
1998. She replaces the retiring :
Jim Drake.
The Area Agency on Aging
contracts with the State of Florida
Department of Elder Affairs to
administer the Community Care
for the Elderly, Older Americans
Act, Alzheimers Disease Initiative,
Home Care for the Elderly and'.
Medicaid Waiver programs "in 14
North Florida Counties. ,. .
The AAA is charged wi'th,'
funding.. evaluating, and monitor-
ing local senior service agencies
who provide services to older peo-
pie through the aforementioned
programs, as well as planning for
new programs and advocating on I
behalf of all elders.
"I am very excited about
working with the elderly residents-
of Gulf County as well as the "'
other thirteen counties in the dis-
trict," Ms. Rhoads stated. ,.
Ms. Rhoads is a' native of
Ohio, where she earned a,1'
Bachelor's degree in Sociology.
with a minor in Social Work from
the College of Mount St. Joseph tn
Cincinnati. Previously, she served"
as the Director of Grai'ts for. the
Jefferson County Commission.,'
She also worked as the Deputy
Clerk of the Court for the
Jefferson County Government.
She indicated that this expe-
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experience in the social services
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proper training to make a positive
impact in the administration of'
the AAA's programs as well as the
agency's overall future.
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After holiday presents are
opened, pet owners should check
the insides of all big boxes before
throwing them out; a cat or kitten
may have crawled inside to sleep,
The holiday season also
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accidents related to fire-a' prob-
lem that affects animals as well as
humans.
"People with gas-burning
stoves should be careful if they
leave .their pets at home alone.
For the safety of both pets and
people, it's important to have
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closed room."
Though often associated with
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Antifreeze is extremely toxic, and
people changing the antifreeze in
their cars should be sure pets are


Kilbourn Signs
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Laura, K, Kilbourn, a senior at
Port St Joe High School, recently
enlisted in the Navy's Delayed
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After completing basic train-
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also in Great Lakes, and then will
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painting on December 21.
Everyone can have the opportuni-
t, to take home this fantastic
piece of art. Donations of SI.00
are being accepted for a chance to
win this giveaway. See any mem-
ber of WG'or friehd4' anid 'special
workers' for more inforYpation or
to make a. donation. The painting
was donated by Cojean Burns.


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Loquat Trees Excellent Landscape Additions Plans for Classic &Antique

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by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director

Loquat trees make excellent
additions to Florida landscapes.
The, trees are well-shaped ever-
greens that are easy to care' for.
During Winter, when many trees
are 'in a semi-dormant state,
loquats are in full bloom, with
small, fragrant white flowers. As
spring nears, loquat trees begin to
bear edible fruit:

if your hormesite would bene-
fit from one or more flowering
fruit trees that retainan attractive
appearance year round, plant
some loquats. My information on
loquats was provided by
Extension Fruit Crop Specialist
Dr. Tim Crocker. ,

LoquaL trees are relatively
small, reaching a height of only
25 feet when full grown. Their
leaves may grow up to a foot long
and have a fuzzy texture when
young, becoming smooth and,
waxy as they mature.
Loquat fruit are ovalishaped,
about one r two inches long, and
dull yellow in color. Most loquats
bear fruit regularly and often
. quite heavily. A five year old tree
will produce about 100 pounds of
fruit in a typical year.

Loquats may be grown in
three ways: from seeds, rooted":
cuttings, and as-budded trees.
They are easy to grow from seeds,
but seed grown trees won't pro-
duce superior fruit varieties and
may take years to bear at all. The
best fruit comes from loquats that
are vegetatively propagated. Twvo
ways this ig done in Florida are
shield budding and grafting.

Loquats do best in sub-tropi-
cal climates, but mature trees can
withstand temperatures as low as
100 F without freeze damage.:
However, the blooms are easily
killed by frosts. So loquat trees


Florida Garden


Extension Notes

by

Roy Lee Carter

Gulf County Extension Service,


growing in the colder, northern
areas of our state do not usually
produce much fruit'unless they're
protected from the cold.
Loquats can be grown in any


If you or a family member
attended college during 1998 you
should look closely at the new tax
laws providing tax breaks for the'
costs of post secondary educa-
tion.
The Hope Credit is a tax
credit equal to 1000% of your first
$1,000. The maximum credit is
$1,500 per student, per year. It is'
only available for the first two
years of post secondary educa-
tion, and the credit phases out for
taxpayers with adjusted gross
income between 840.000 and
850,000 for single filers and-
880,000 to S100,000 for joint
returns.
The Lifetime Learning Credit
is available for qualified tuition
paid after June 30. 1998. The
credit is 20% of qualified expens-
es up to $5,000 each year per
taxpayer. This credit is not


type of Florida soil as long as it's
well-drained and free of salt.
Loquats need a good water supply
to produce good quality fruit, but
this must be carefully monitored.


restricted to the first two years of
post secondary education, and
may be used every year in which
qualified expenses are incurred.
Again, the credit phases out at
the same adjusted gross income
levels of the Hope Credit stated
above. .
Up tb $1,000 of interest paid
on student loans is a new above-
the-line deduction, which allows*
even non-itemizing taxpayers to
claim a deduction. The loan must
be used to finance qualified high-
er education expenses, such as
tuition, fees, room and board,
and books. The deduction phases
out with adjusted .gross income
between $40,000 and 855,000 for
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For real tax relief, 'review
these and other tax law changes
with your tax professional.


U.S. Corps of Engineers Extends Comment Time


For Public Commenting On Two River Systems


The U.S. Army Corp of pare their formal comments."
Engineers. Mobile District. Public comments can be sub-
announced on November 7, that I. emitted through a variety of meth-
the .public comment ,peri sfpr,, .. ,,ds, including mailing, faxing, or.
the.Draft Environmerili'lmp-act" "e-mailing written comments to
Statements (EIS's) for the the Corps project manager listed
Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) below. Individuals, agencies, and
and Apalachicofa-Chattahoochee- groups are invited to provide com-
Flint (ACF) Rlver Basins have ments regarding any aspect of the
been extended through Februaryi
26, 1999.


These documents, prepared
by the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers and several other coop-
erating federal agencies, concern
the, allocation of water resources
between Alabama. Florida., and
Georgia. The Draft EIS's provided
a framework for the evaluation of
the potential environmental and
socioeconomic Impacts of a range
of alternative flow conditions that
mAy result from implementation
of alternative allocations of water
resources within the two basins.
Alternative allocation formu-
las are currently being negotiated
by the ACT and ACF River Basin
Cdmpact Commissions. A sepa-
rate Draft EIS has been prepared
for each river basin.
Five public meetings to
address the Draft EIS's were held
during November in several loca-
tions with Alabama, Florida, and
Georgia. The original comment
period extended through
December 18.
"Several agencies, orgariiza-
tions, and individuals have
requested that the6comment peri-
od be extended," said E. Patrick,
Robbins, chief, public affairs
office for Mobile District..
"Because the ACT and ACF River
* Basin Compact Commissions are
considering a six month to one
year extension of their negotia-
tions. %we. have been able to offer
the public additional time to pre-

Note of Thanks
I didn't realize God sent
angels in shiny red dump tricks
until November 21 when three
husky young men from, Arnold
Contracting came to my hus-
band's rescue in just that way.
T' ey helped me get my critically
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aed may all His blessings be with
them. We can't thank them
erfiugh..
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We would like to thank every-
one for their many acts of love-
and kindness during outr recent
loss of our mother.,'
All of the phone calls, cards,
aAd expressions of caring were
very comrlforting to us.
The families of Jayne 0owart
Robert, Arthur Tom Baker


Draft EIS's at any time through
the extended comment period.
Comments from the public, regu-
latory agencies. organizations,
and any other stakeholders will
be addressed In the final EIS's.
For more information, please
contact E. Patrick Robbins at
(334) 690-2505.


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Never flood a loquat with water:
this will kill a tree.
Loquats need some fertilizer
for best fruit production. When
the soil is shallow, it's a good idea
to make three or four applications
of fertilizer a year. In deeper soil,
one or two annual applications
are adequate.
Any common 8-8-8 or 10-10-
10 analysis with magnesium
should be adequate. For specific
amounts and application dates,
check with your garden supply
dealer or county extension agent.
Regular pruning of loquat
trees is not necessary, because
they have naturally well-shaped,
symmetrical crowns. However,
occasional pruning may be need-
; ed to remove dead wood.
Also, if you notice that your
loquat is producing very small
fruit, pruning a few branches may
help increase fruit size, by reduc-
Ing the total number of fruit clus-
ters on the tree.
To review briefly, loquat trees
make excellent additions to
Florida landscapes, and they can
be grown in almost all areas of
our state. They'll grow on nearly
any well-drained, salt free soil.
'They need a good, but not
excessive water supply, and they
respond well to regular fertiliza-
tion and occasional pruning.
Loquats are evergreens, so they'll
give your landscape a leafv look In
winter. Also, loquats bloom In
mid-winter, producing unique,
edible fruit in the spring.


Apalachicola Classic and Antique
Boat Show will take place on April
24 to 25, 1999.
Special highlights during the
day of the boat show will include:
the Governor Stone, a 63' Gulf
Coast sailing schooner built in
1877, authentic oyster boats,
plus a wide array of small classic
and antique boats, and much
more.
Those participating will be
able to enjoy a display of antique,
outboard engines and a model
boat exhibit. They can also shop
the nautical dealers, as well as
create marine arts and crafts.
Kids can build their own power or
sail boat at the Apalachicola


To enter a boat in the show,
please call (850) 653-9419 or
visit the Apalachicola Chamber of
Commerce web, site at cham-
berl@digitalexp.com. All boat
entries must be trailerable.
Entries must be either a classic
example of a traditional craft or
built prior to 1965, sail, or power
boat. The entry fee is $10.00.
An example of the informa-
tion needed to register your boat
includes the following:
Type-( 2' catboat), Year
Built-(1948), Builder/Designer-
(Stanton/Bolger), Sail or Power.
Plaques will, be awarded to
the best boats in each category.


Minutes of the .


Gulf Co. School Board


NOVEMBER 10, 1998
The Gulf County School Board met in,
regular session on November 10, 1998, at
6:00 p.m., ET, in the Gulf County School
Board Administrative Offices in Port St.
Joe, The following members were present:
Charlotte Pierce. Caroline Norton,. David
B.rd. Mary Pndgeon. and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
also present.
Chairman Pierce presided, and the
meeting was opened with an inocation led
by Mr. Redd. followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by Mrs. Pridgeon
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion
by Mr. Redd. second by Mr. Byrd. and
unanrdmous vote, the Board adopted the
agerdd0ia ''.-
CONSENT ITEMS: On motion by Mr
Redd. second by Mrs Norton. and unani-
mous vote, the Board took noted action on
the following consent Items:
Approal of Minute Approved amend-
ing official Board minutes of August 4,
1998 as follows-
Under consent items, personnel.
amend to read: Approved Lori Hast for the
S position of Itinerant part time music
teacher three days per week in the south
end of the county for the 1998-99 school
year.
Approved the Board meeting minutes
of October 6, 1998.
Budget Matters/Payment of Bills:
Approved the following budget amend-
ments and payment of bills:
Budget Amendment 1. General Fund "
SBdget Amendment I, Capital Projects
Budget Amendment I. Special Revenue.
Other
Approved -25.000 for purchase of roof-
Ing repair materials from Technical
Coating Applicators. as per their bid ofl
S147.50 per five gallons. plus freight
Correspondence Acknowledged corre-
spondence from Mrs. Charles Osborne and
family.
Personnel Approved the following per-
sonnel matters: ,
Approved Charles Christopher Lee be
employed for the balance of the 1998-99
| school yeai to 'teach .the Graduation
Options, class at Wewahitchka High
School, granting him four years of experi-
ence. .
Approved an additional -half-time
teaching position at. Port St.: Joe Middle
School, for the 1998-99 school year.
Acknowledged Martin Russ as teaching
out 'of field for the following Science
Course #78200110.
'Approved Margaret Ellmer for.the sup-
plementary position of peer teacher for the
1998-99 school year. .
Approved Lori Price for the supplemen-
Stary position of academic coach at
Wewahitchka Elementary School for, the
1998-99'school year. ,
Approved Elaine tayton for the supple-
mentary position of homebound teacher at
Wewahitchka High School for the,1g98-99
school year -
Approved Grant (rantham lor the sup-
plementary position of Head Varsity
Baseball coach for the c1998-99 school
,: year at Wewahitchka High School. ,
Approved Chris Lee for the supplemen-
Stary position of Assistant Baseball coach
for the; 1998-99 school year at
Wewahlitchka High School.
Approved the following personnel. for
supplementary positions at Wewahitchka
High School for the 1998-99 school year:
Girls',Varsity Basketball April Bidwell
Girls' JV Basketball Jackie Grant
Jr. High Girls Basketball John
Franzese'
Approved Margaret Roberson's transfer
from her position as Title I secretary to the
secretarial position in-the office at Port St.
Joe Elementary School as Secretary II.
Also applJroved' her to receive the Records
Clerk supplement.
Accepted the resignation of Teresa
Williams from her position as head custo-
dian at Weuwahitchka High School effective
September 30, 1998.
' Approved Oletha Bowers for the posi-
tion of Head Custodian at Wewahitchka
High Sclhool effective October 16, 1998.
Approved the following as substitute
teachers in the Gulf County School system
for the -1998-99 school year: Linda Lyle,
Marian Howell, Shelley Hill, Lori Otwell.
Approved the following as substitute
custodial workers' for the 1998-99 school
year: Teena Hayes, Mary Lee Hester, Jamie
Newsome. .
.r Approved Tina Taylor as a .custodial
student worker for the 1998,99 school
year.
Approved'Teena Hayes as a substitute


school food senice worker for the 1998-99
school year.
Approved the following as substitute
bus drivers for the 1998-99 school year:,
Teena Haves. and Rhonda House.
Smirplu Propert: Approved disposal of
the I'ollowing property from Port St. Joe
Elementary School I Cannon Copier, NP
8070 Serial Number CDP00660.
CONSTRUCTION MATTERS: The
Board acknowledged a request from Mr.
Earley. Principal at Port St. Joe High
School to install lights on the girls softball
field. The Board agreed the light installa.
tuon should be considered as a Item to be
placed in the 1999-2000 school year bud-
get
i The Board acknowledged receipt of
field reports 1 and 2 from Collins &
Associates, Inc., on the Port St. Joe
Elementary School renovation project.
On motion by Mr. Byrd; second by Mr.
Redd, and unanimous vote,, the Board
approved Change Order W01 decreasing
the contract sum by S122.010.00 for delet-
ing of sod arid grass IS16.235.00) and
deleting of 906 linear feet of aluminum
walkway IS 105.775 00). '
On mouon by Mr Byrd, second by Mr.
Redd, and unarumous vote, the Board
approved adding the 906 linear feet of alu-
minum walkway back to the construction
contract In order to ensure the price quot-
ed in the onginal contract ($105,775.00).
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Pridgeon second by Mrs. Norton, and
unanimous tole, the Board approved the
following program matters: ', .
Acknowledged receipt of preliminary
Southern Association Accreditation Report
indicating recommended continued
accreditation by the SACS visitation
teams.
Approved job descriptions, correlation
of standards, and comprehensive assess-
ment forms for speech/language patholo-
gist arnd staffing specialist to be included
in the Instructional Performance Appraisal
System for the Gulf County School
D district. ',
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the Gulf School District
School Advisory Council Handbook and
School Advisory Councdis for the 1998-99
school year. .
Gulf County Adult School S.'M.
Eubanks,' Donna Burch,. Etna. Gaskin,
Catherine Minger, Kesley Colbert, Martha
Sanborn, Chairperson. MerritChristie, Rtoy.
Lee Carter, Janette Lamb;:"Rawlis Lesfie,'
Josetta Patterson.' .. .
Highland View Elementary Schoo
Linda Patterson. Charlotte Willis. Barbara
Eells Carolyn Peak. Minnie Likely,- Joe'
Nugent. Glen Dasis. Amy Mower)'. Theresa
Hunter. Debra Little. Anella Bush. Jovyee
Sweazy. Lynn Bennett. '
E aL. Elementary Schol: Frank,.
May, "Lyln Stephens, Jpey Tarantino..
William Mahan, Linda Bullock, Vivian'
Floyd. Sharon Hoffman,-Wendy: Murnanf.
Steven Fennell. Catherine Barfleld, Anne
Barrier. Cindy Belin, Steve Maxwell,.,
Barbara Whiu'ield. Donna Howze, Annette
Mingei, Debbie Peak
E!o S aL Je Moiddle School: Carolyn.
Rish, Carl White, Linda Bancroft, Scott,
Gowan,.,'Juanse, Williams, Debi Taylor,.
Janef Lanford,;-Cathy Cox, Mark Ellmer; ."
Traci Gaddis.,: Tonya Nixon, James" Wiley,
James'-Craig, Kim Powell PItricia Spencer,
Lewis.Vereen,. .Chris Hendricks. '
Poi.t SLs. o High School:'Chris Earley,-.
Tim Wilder,, Laurel 'Riley,, ,Rachel Cre w,
Karen Seay, Mary Lou Cumbie, Jessica
Hill,. Taimmy Ganingtori, Cynrithia Wells; .
Donna Haddoek, Sherry McDowell, Iihnd,,.
Lewis, Audrey Monette,; Gail Blackmon,
Dan Washabaugh, Shirley Jenkins:
Wewahitchka Elementary School:
Clayton Wooten, Donna Fettinger, Pam
Lister, Jan Thornburg, Tonya Boswell,
Misty. Harper, Zenvaleen Jones, Marilyn
Causey, Kenny Strange, Margaret Barlow,
April Andrews,: Sharon Gaskin, -Barbara
Suber, Martha Rish, Rosa Barnes, Carolyn
Ranie, Vicki Armstrong.
Wewahitchka High School: John
Kramer, Jan Traylor, Brenda Little, Ann
Morris, Debbie Gortman, April Andrews,
Chris Atchison, Michelle Nunnery,
Priscilla Forehand, Roy Barnes, Mike
Lister, Col. Chuck Sexton, Roy Carter,.
Louise Jones, Sarah Bailey, Amy St. Clair,
Renece Jackson, Kern Teall, Peral Hunter,
Jay Bidwell, Elaine Layton, Lanita
Taunton, Don Rich, Bill Truby, Larry
Mathes.
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved submission of the Reading
Proficiencies grant in the amount of
$150,000.00 for the 1998-99 school year.


On moiUon by Mrs. Norton second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unarumou-s vote. the
Board'approved 'a field tnp lor the Gullf
County Challenge/Gifted program to
Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville,
Georgia on December 2, 198. '
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: On
motion by Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon,'and unanimous tote, the Board
approved the use of prn ate t-ansportnaution
to Panama City on October 7, 1998 lor the
ACCEPT program.,
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: The
Board agreed for the Superintendent to
advertise the upcoming principal's posi-'
tion vacancy at Wewahitchka High School
immediately as a transfer, following the
HRMD plan..
The Board' granted permis-ion to
adenls;e Boarl policy rtelsions a- noon as
revsiions are received hrom Educational
Management Consultants.
The Board agreed to an early dismissal
partial day to allow inservice, on the
Performance Appraisal system.
IOn motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved for all interested employees to
receive the Hepatitis B series of vaccina-
tions to be paid by the Gulf County School
Board at a cost of $90.00 per employee.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mr.
iByrd,, and unanimous vote,, the Board
approvedia $ 1.000 contribution to the Port
St. Joe High School Project Graduauon
1999.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs.
'Pridgeon. and unanimous tote. 'the Board
approved Wewahitchka Elementary
School's request for sixth grade graduation
:':to be held on Tuesday May 25 1999. at
'6:00 pm and approved Highland View
Elementary School's request for fifth grade
gaauatilriftobe held on Tuesday, May 25,
1999, at 9:00 a.m.
The Board reviewed the Monthly
Activity School Resource Offtcer -Reports;
for the month'of October, 1999 No action
necessary. i
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: On
motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote,' the Board
approved for Board members and the
Superintendent to attend the Boardman-
ship. and, Orientation Conference in
Tallahadsee' Jainuary 19.22, 1999 .,
ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur-
ther business, the meeting adjourned at
7:05. i .pi

NOVEMBER-17, 1998
Th 'Gq4lf County St9liSiol Board met inr
speci'alsef'noh on Noieimiber 17, 1998, at"
9:00 AM. ET, in the G elf.Ceunty'-School
Board Adminlstrativ"' Offices in Port St.
Joe. The folldWing mermers were present..'.
David Byrd,.-Caroline. Norton, Charlotte
Pierce, Mary Pridgeon, and Oscar Redd. ;
The Superintendent and"Board Attorney.
were also. preserht; Superfintendent Kelley-,
presided.
ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD: The
superintendent, called for nominations for
Chairman of the School]Board for the next'
calendar year. Caroline Norton was nomi-
nated by Mary 'Pridgeon,- second was by.
David Byrd. Mrs. Norton was unanimously
elected Chairman.- Im'mediately'after her,
election, Mrs., Norton took over the chair,
and 'presided at the remainder of the 'meet-
in g :, .: "*'* ,
Mrs. Norton called for nominations for
Vice-Chairtian. Oscar Redd was nominat-.
ed by Charlotte Pierce;, second was by,
David Byrd. Mr. 'Redd wis unanimously
elected Vice-Chairman.
On motion by:Mr.; Redd,,second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous yate, the Board:
approved the following: 'Schedule for
Regular Board Meetings for the period of,
December, 1998, through November,'
1999.
December 8, 1998, 9:00 A.M. CT @
Wewahitchka High School; January 12;
1999,'6':00. P.M. .ET; February 2; 1999;
9:00 A.M. 8T @.-Port'St. Joe Higlr-Schiool;
'March 2', ,1999., 6:00 P.M. 'ET: Aprlf 6,,
1999. 9:00 A.M. ET; May 4, 1999, 6:00
P.M. ET; Jutne 8, 1999, 9:00 A.M..ET: July
13, 1999, "6:00 P.M. ET; August 3, 1999,'
9:00 A.M. ET; September 7, '1999, 6:00
P.M. ET: October 5, 1999, 9:00 A.M. ET:
November .9, 1999, 6:00 P.M. ET;
Novemberr 16, 1999. 9:00 A.M. ET,
Organizational Meetirig.
"' On motion by. Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, Mr. Redd
was elected to continue serving as the
Small School District Council Consortium
liaison.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the meet-
ing adjourned at 9:10 A.M.


NOTICE


The Five Point and Wetappo

Landfills will be closed for

Christmas on Thursday and Friday,

December 24 and 25, 1998, but will

reopen at the regular time on

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By: Jessica Hill


Gator Band "Superior"

The Wewahitchka Gator Sound Band received the Florida
Bandmasters Association's award for "Superior" in marching
at the recent grading contest. It was the first Gator band to
receive such an honor. The band received the congratulations
of the Gulf, County School Board at it s meeting last Tuesday.
Shown above, are left to right: Bandmaster Terry Stryker,
School Board vice-chairman Oscar Redd, band captain James
Rabins and head majorette Crystal Collins.


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KBy Linda Whitfield


Ashley Goetz is the "Student
of the Week"
Second grade teacher April
Bidwell chose eight year old
Ashley Goetz as her choice for
"Student of the Week". Ashley is
the daughter of Datid and Stacey
Hawthorne and the granddaugh-
ter of Jenny White.
One of Ashley's favorite things
to do is to climb on the monkey'
bars,,and. islh...also likes sports.
She wants to be a basketball play-
er when she grows up. She likes
to play with Kalyn Bidwell and
Paige Nickells. Some of Ashley's
favorites are: TV show, "Sabrina,
The Teenage Witch"; color, blue;
and song, "Butterfly Kisses".
Ashley says this about her-
self, "School is fun. I like to learn
,about, the heart." Mrs. Bidwell
says that-"Ashley is a very car-
ing person. She helps everyone
and never hurts people's feelings."





U truth


This week we
lost the one man
who is almost
single-handedly
responsible for
what you're
reading right
now, the truth
commercials
you see on TV, and the dozens of
community Tobacco-Free part-
nerships around Florida. We
lost our governor, Lawton
Chiles.
I was sitting at home this,
past Saturday when the news
came on announcing his death.
At first, I was in shock. How
could a man with such great
trust in the people of his state,
and the youth for that matter,
be gone in an instant?
As I stared at the television, I
realized how important this man
was, without ever having the
chance 'to meet him. He cam-
paigned against tobacco, and
established what we now know
as the Office of Tobacco Control.
His dream in the youth of our
state is unlike any other. He had
'a belief that we could win the
fight against tobacco, and the
best part of this is that he actu-
ally meant it.
I don't think there will ever be,
that kind of trust in youth
again. If there is, that person
needs to give thanks to Lawton
Chiles. He is the pioneer of our
fight against tobacco, his dream
insured our success, and ,the
success of the people'who quit
thanks to the campaign he so
fought for.
Lawton Mainor Chiles
1930' 1998


Ashley will receive a free pizza
from Will Mclemore at the Dixie'
Dandy.
Sympathy
Mr. WVooten and the staff of
WES would like to extend its
-deepest sympathy in the death of
Leah Maddox. Leah graduated
from WHS in 1991 and died on
'" December 3rd following a fatal car
accident in Montgomery,,, Ala-
,barma..Her .father was, the.pastor
at First Baptist Church in Wewa
for a number 'of years. We can't
even begin to know how they feel.
buit our' prayers are with them.
Two First-Hand Accounts of
Space Camp
'Matthew Miller-"Last, week-
end the fourth grade classes trav-
eled to the Space Center. The kids
done science projects and had lots
of fun building rockets and had fun
on rides that .the astronots trained
on. The next day we got to go to
the, Kenndy Visitor Complex,. The
next day ,we got on the bus and
went home. Everybody had a gret
time."
Robbie Morris-"Space camp
was fun. We got to see rockets at,
the rocket garden. We also got to
sleeping n bunk beds. Saturday we
went to Kennedy Space Center
and ate ice cream, and rode on a
tour bus. and we went to the gift
shop. We shot of. our rockets.
Sunday we went home."
,News In Brief
*Sixth grades performed their
Christmas program on December
10.
*Fourth grades performed
."Use Your Imagination" on
December 14 and 15.
'Science Fair was held on
December 16 and 17 in the WES
Commons.
*T.E.A.M. has been working
hard selling poinsettias in a busi-
ness venture..
*CP's have "Secret Pals" and
treat each other all through
December.
*WSB gave schools a beauti-
ful poinsettia and a monthly safe-
ty planner.
*Gideons gave New
Testaments to fifth graders who
wanted them.
WHS Cheerleaders Win State
Competition
Kim Whitfield and Pam
Sumner took the cheerleaders to
competition in Orlando over the
weekend and they won! In their
division, they came in first place
and are now on "Cloud 9". Lots of
parents went in support of the
girls and we are so very proud of
them.
Santa Village
Students will have the oppor-
tunity to purchase gifts for family
and friends from a wide selection
of gifts. All items are priced under
$5.00. Santa will be on hand for a
photograph too. It will run
through Thursday.
Sympathy
WES would like to extend its
sympathy to CP teacher, Doris
Jean Whitten, in the death of her
aunt, Grace Duke. Mrs. Duke was


1998-'99
The students of PSJ have been -
getting in the holiday spirit. Some
of the festivities this season have
included: the ROTC's military ball,
the band's Christmas concert, and
the Christmas decorations around
the pods by the art students.
This week is not just filled
with fun and games, but with final
exams. Thursday and Friday. stu-
dents who have not exempted will
be required to take exams.
Friday is early dismissal at-
12:00 p.m. There will be no lunch.
served and students will only go to
first and second periods.
Juniors and Seniors: If you
are interested in the President's
Service Challenge Scholarship see
Mrs. Ramsev for; an application.


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Students of the Week
Congratulations to our
-' "Students of the Week", .. Emilee
Fenaes, Amy Dunlap, Stratton
Ogden, Steven Fennell, Chaes
Tharpe, and Josh Jenkins.
Volunteer Spotlight
Our volunteer spotlight is on
Nan Turza. Nan volunteers in the
kindergarten for Jan Nobles. She.
especially enjoys spending time
with the children. Her hobbies
include working in the yard and'
flowers. She attended the-
University of Alabama. We appre-
ciate all you do for our school
Nan ... ,
( Handbell Choir
A special thanks to the First'
Baptist Church Handbell Choir
for their performances .this week.
'Our students enjoyed theirr pro'-1
gram o"of Christmas music arid 'i
singing. We are especially proud i
of our very own DeEtta
Smallwood and Kay Walther.
Christmas Holidays
'School will be dismissed at,,
11:35 on Friday, December 18,
due to our Christmas holidays.-
Students return to school onL
Tuesday, January 5. Have a very-


Seniors are encouraged to start
applying to colleges; see Mrs.
Ramsey for deadlines and applica-
tions. This year is half gone, and
this would be a good project over
the holidays.
The girls and the boys varsity
basketball teams were successful
over Rutherford Tuesday.The girls
game ended at 47-34, with a
record of 6 and 3. The boys won ,
their game with a score of 69-55.
Good job, guys! ,
Congratulations to Erica Alles
for her second place finish in the
district Voice of Democracy con-
test. You make us proud.
Well, I.hope everybody has a
good week and safe and happy
holidays! i


pDO NEWS

ORT ST. JOE
ENTARV SCHOOL

Merry. Christmas and a Happy
New Year.
Classroom Pictures
Friday, January 8, is the
deadline to purchase classroom
pictures for $10.00. Pictures not
purchased must be returned by
this, date.
Report'Cards A
Report cards will be sent
home on Wednesday. January 13.
If you would like to schedule a
parent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221.
Martin Luther King,
SJr. Birthday
School will not be held on
Monday, January 18. due to
Martin ,Luther King, Jr.'s birth-
day.
: 'Other N1 kios .
I hltOut- fourth graders will take!
the Florida Writes test on
Wednesday, Jan uary 20.
Friday, January 29, is the
deadline -,to enroll in the Florida
Prepaid College Program. For,
more information, please call 1-
800-551-4723.
The Florida Comprehensive
Test will be given to our fourth'
and fifth grade.students on


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from Highland View Elementary School

Dates to Remember e w t '' w ,
December 17th, Music concert' at week who the winners are!
9:00 a.m.. EST. Volunteer Party .... An
December 17th, Volunteer part. day party and appreciation f
S their services will be provided f
December 18th, Yo-Yo Day and the volunteers, by. the teacher
early dismissal at 1 :30 a.m. and staffat Highland View. Thai
January 5th, Students return., you for .all you've done to. he
January 20th, Florida Writes for make, our days brighter with ypo
fourth grade students. smiles and help! We apprecia
you! ,
Yo-Yo Day .. Begins at Our volunteers make a diffe
8:00 and goes until.. Students in ence also in the lives of the sti
grades four and five have been dents they come in contact with
busy looking up yo-yo inform ... Thankyou from them also.
tion to teach to the little ones, O u' volunteers who' sha
then gaining experience in writing with us are ... Frankie Howel
FCAT questions for the lower Jean Fortner,' Lynn Bennet
grades for a 10-minute school- Theresa Hunter, ,Jewell Hoppe
wide evaluation on the reading Traci Gaddis (who teaches arl
materials about yo-yos. Shalene Smith, Pat. Duncar
At the end of the morning, Loretta Gainous .. and studer
students who previously regis-. volunteers/peer tutors J
tered for the yo-yo contest will be Martin, Lauren Stansel, Tayl
able to show off their skills to the Green, Alisha Chavous, Bridgc
student body in contest situa- Bryan, and Codee Richter.
tions. Some of the classes have Thanks to ... all student
chosen to technologically make' and parents who donated tc tl
their own yo-yos and test them "Empty Cookie Jar" so that o0
out. school could play a small partI
giving to help the needy family
Prizes will be awarded to all this Christmas season.. :
participants after the judges Music Concert .. Thur
make their decisions about the day (today) a music concert w
winners. We'll let you know next, be nrsented hv a11 s'tndn


a resident of Birmingham.
Alabama. She was the sister of
Betty Rish.
Smoking Glue Guns, Etc.
Everywhere one looks now at
the school, there are smoking
glue guns, glitter, felt, and other
craft materials. The children are
enjoying producing gifts for their .
parents, etc. It's hard to stick to
the three R's this week, but we're
trying!
Dismissal Schedule
The Linton Site will be dis-
missed at 11:50 on Friday for the
beginning of the Christmas holi-
days. School will resume on
January 5th for the students,
Have a safe and happy holiday.


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under the direction of music
teacher, Lori Hast. Third and
fourth graders will present
Reader's Theatre presentation
called "The Polar Express". Come
listen and share with your chil-
dren!,
Parents older brothers
and 'sisters, aunts and "uncles,
grandparents, guardians ... This
is a good time to recall experi-
ences of yours with younger chil-
dren ... So many of those won-
derful (and not so wonderful)
experiences go by the wayside .
Leave your younger ones knowl-
edge Share with them .
Read with them... Take time up
'with them ... These things can be
extra gifts for them, and all it
requires is your time! Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year!


Everyone ,needs to count the
days to Deceriber 18, the last day
of school before Christmas break.
Students still need to remember
to 'focus on school work with the,
end of the semester at hand.,
School will be dismissed at 11:50
on the 18th .and resume on
Tuesday. January 5.
Congratulations to Mrs.
Watford's girls' basketball team
for being undefeated so far this
year. At almost every game they
have played. they have held their
opponents to under 15 points.
They have blown away other
teams by scoring 20 or more
points. Is their winning streak
luck or skill? Come out tonight at


February 2 and 3.
Parents Help
Students arriving at school
before 7:45 should go to the gym
to, be supervised. Please use the
unloading area by the gym. Thank
you, parents, for your help. '
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5:00 p.m. and see them in action.
The girls are on a roll, and the
boys are working hard at getting
better. They have only won a few
games so far,' but their season Is
young. Hopefully, they will. win
the rest of their games.
Our eighth graders and they
teachers have been working very
diligently at Florida Writes! and
FCAT Preparation. Expectations
for outstanding performance are
'high remember the bumble-
bee!
Our student body'and faculty
were mesmerized last Friday byr
Mel Harold, who travels the
United Stats with his extraord
nary presentation on the life and
works of Edgar Allen Poe. A real
Indication of how much we appre'-
dcated Mr. Harold's performance
was the spontaneous standing
ovation he received at the conclu-
sion of the program. Thank yoti.
Mrs. Weimorts, for the work you
did to arrange this program. We
appreciate you! .


From the Principal of

Wewahitchka S


High School

by Larry A. Mathes


Go CHEERLEADERS!!
How about those Gator
Cheerleaders? Competing in the'
statewide competition for only
their second year, the varsity
Gator cheerleaders won first place
In Class 2A'tin Orlando, at the .
,University of Central Florida. per-
forming in front of varsity squads.
from every size school in the
whole state.
The girls were assisted this
year by male students Chris
White and Josh Mauldin, causing
the !squad to have to compete ;in
the co-ed division,* but according
to sponsor-coach Kim Whitfield
the squad had a great perfor-
mance, hitting every cheer and
stunt routine perfectly.
A big thanks goes to all those
:who helped get the transportation-
problem solved and all those who
helped financially! Hard work and
perseverance do pay offll
Basketballers are working
hard, but the youth, lack of size,
and lack of experience that made
'the football season tough has car-
fled over to the roundball season
as well. Wins have been hard to
,come by so far, but hardwork,
enthusiasm, and hustle .will
result in success before this sea-
son ends. Stay behind the girls
and bpys-they have earned our
support with their hard work arid
efforts ': ,, '
This Friday, December 18, is
the last day prior to the holidays. ,
School will be dismissed at 12
nooh. It will also be the last day
for Barbara Eubanks who has
elected to retire after 21 years at
WHS. She will be sorely missed
and hard to; replace. Hopefully
she won't be too far away to stay*
in touch.
Thanks to our maintenance
staff for installing the flood lamp
iri front to illuminate our flagl
Another great science fair is
in the books, thanks to the able
direction of Don Rich. For several
yeats'his WHS Science Fair has
produced students who have rep-
resented Wewahitchka all the way
to international science fairs ,in
Canada and Ft. Worth, Texas.
Thanks also to Mrs. Alcorn and
Grant Grantham for their assis-
tance.
Congratulations to PSJHS
and Liberty 'County High School
for progressing as far as they did
in the football playoffs represent-
ing our area. It's getting tougher
than ever for public schools to go
all the wayl
As everyone prepares to cele-
brate the Christmas season in
their own way, let's all be aware of
the special circumstances facing
many Gulf County residents and
families this year, and be thankful
for the many' gifts we all enjoy
that don't require anyone to pur-
chase.
From all at WHS, and from
me personally, Merry Christmas


and may the New Year bring a.
brighter outlook for our county,)
and our country. Have a great
week!



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Faith Christian School

We want to remind you that'
our annual Christmas program.,
which is presented by Joy
Richards' third grade class, will
be 'Friday, December 18, at 9:30'
a.m. and at 10:00 a.m.
Sue Monteiro's second grade
class will be helping run the pro-:
duction, and Karen Odom's'i
fourth grade class will add to the,!
traditional Christmas pageant'
with, a short presentation. Please!
plan to join us. '.,
School will be out 'for the hol-i
days from nobn on December 18,
until Tuesday, January 4. Report,
cards are scheduled to go.home
on Thursday., January 7, 1999.
Our Faith Christian School
Chordis sang three numbers at i
,the beginning 'of Pam Nobles'
dance recital last Saturday., They
also sang for the senior citizens,
Tuesday. December 15, and -the
recorder students performed 'at
the Bay St. Joseph Sunrise Care
Center.
K-5 and grades 1 and 2 went'
to see ,"Babes in Toyland"
Moriday, December 14. it was a
fun adventure.
Rev.. Taylor and Rev. & Mrs..
John Clenney went to'a donfer-
ence/workshop in Dothan,
Alabama, sponsored by the
nationally known "Focus on the
Family" ministries. This group
offers much support to Christian'
, families,- and if you would likeito
receive additional information or
.you would like to be on their mail-,
ing list, please see us.
Students and teachers have
collected a little over $100 for the
fund for children in Honduras. We
will send the check to them this
Friday. If you would like to add tq
this amount, please send it in
tomorrow morning. Thank you
students and teachers for giving-L
to God be the glory! ',
Best wishes for a blessed and
Merry Christmas from all the stihs
dents and staff at Faith Christian,
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MEDITATIONS OF A
ATuntrg pr

By LOWELL F. ADAMS
Don't Covet Your
Neighbor's
things
S"Thou shalt not covet
anything that is thy
neighbor's.e"
Ro Ex. 20:17
O W ENVY someone else's possessions?
I Is not our Heavenly Father's wisx h that we
should ever look with envy and lust upon
something that belongs to someofine else.
ExtidTs 20:-17 `Cautions' us "Thou shalt not
covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covetl
,thy neighbor's wife, .p... nor anything thA is, thy
neighbor's. .
Romans 7:7 supports this ,law of God, with
the words: "I would not know 'sin except by the
"law: for I had not known lust except the law had
said 'Thou shalt not covet' "
''A child of God need never look with wishful
,eyes upon the property of another. All of the
substance of creation, the gold, the silver, the
cattle on a thousand hills, belongs to God., He
has made it all available to those who belong to,
and love Him, and exercise a truely honest faith.
"Ask and it shall be given you." ,,"Everyone
,that asketh receiveth." Luke 11:9T10, Matthew
7:7 and other Scriptures.
Faith or the lack of faith, makes the differ-
.. ence as to whether one will receive their peti-
tions from the Heavenly Father.
Jesus promised His followers, in Matthew
21:22, "All things, whatsoever you shall ask in
prayer, believing, YOU SHALL RECEIVE."
The key to that promise is FAITH or
BELIEF! God expects His children to trust Him.
When we pray, is there a faint little glimmer
of doubt about the outcome? Do we have the
same' kind of faith in God that we have in com-
mon things, such as turning on a light? God will
simply not honpr our doubt.
You and I could be just as powerful in the
hands of God, as the miracle workers of Bible
times. The .only difference in us and them is the
sincerely of our faith in the sovereignty of God.
God honors honest, unadulterated faith.
Faith comes by "hearing" the Word of God.


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A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
S.I MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
4S unday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.mr. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
'0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that rusrteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
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First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
'Church Office 227-1.493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor
Sunday School . .. . . 9:45-a.m
Sunday Morning W'orship ... . I :0.a m.
Sunday Evtening Serice . . . 6:30.p.m
W wednesday . . . . 7:00 p'.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us


first United Methodist Church
11'1 North,22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
SEarly Service ...... .............. 9:00 a.m. CT
Contemporary Service .........11:00a.m. CT

MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND


Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 ,


Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Office'Phone: 648-8820


Live Nativity Scene at


First United Methodist


The First United Methodist
Church is again preparing for
their live nativity to be presented
to the public on December 20, 21,
and 22. between the hours of 6:00
and 8:30 p.m.
i This will be the'17th annual'
presentation of the live nativity
scene. It has become a tradition
within the community to take the
children to see the animals and
for the whole Family to witness the,


reenactment of Christ's birth.
: Sunday morning, at, the
11 :00 a.m. service. the Chancel
Choir will present their Christmas
cantata. Sunday's evening wor-
ship service, at 7:00 p.m.. will be
held around the nativity.
The community is cordially
invited to come individually or in
groups to, sing or enjoy the
singing of Christmas carols.,


God's Witness To Us

In Mark 1:11, we find, "and a
voice from heaven, thou art my
beloved Son; with thee I am well

Some people seem confused
as to the identity of Jesus. God
answers this question for us in
. 1 fL 'this first.,ckha'pter..of Mark.. The
" j Sdn of God-came to seek and to
Oliver F. Taylor save those who are lost.
Visitation Minister, First Every person needs God's
United Methodist Church Son for their salvation. Our,
relationship with God can only
come through Christ. In the New Testament we can
find all the answers we need. We need the blessed
assurances of which we sing. Sometimes we sing bet-
ter theology than we practice. This assurance gives us
a foretaste of glory divine. We can depend upon God's
witness to us.


.Christmas Musical
at White City Baptist
White City Baptist Church
will be presenting a Christmas
musical, entitled "The Color of,
Christmas," on Sunday.,
December 20, at 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Nick Davis and the congre-
gation wotild like to cordially
invite everyone in the community
to attend.


Birthday Celebration
at New Bethel A.M.E.
You are invited to celebrate
Christ's birthday with the mem-
bers of New Bethel A.M.E. Church
on Sunday evening, December 20.
Their program will begin at 6:00
p.m.. ET. The entire New Bethel
family looks forward to seeing you'
there. The church is' located pn
the corner of Avenue C and
:Highway 98 in Port StJoe,. :


Revival Service With Many Thanks


Revival services will be held
this week at the Body of Christ
Jesus Church, located'on Avenue
A and Harboi- Street. Elder
Donald Nickson will be speaking
from Wednesday to Friday at 7:30
p.m. Everyone is invited to come
worship .. '


?'' Friends, I wish to thank you
for your wonderful concern for my
well being during the time of my
recent heart surgery. Your visits,
cards, and many- other acts of
kindness meant so much to me.
Thank you,
Zella Anderson


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

SThe Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School .:. ... .. . . 9a.m. CDT
Worship Service ... .. . ... 10 a.m. CDT
Sunday Evening Worship ................... .5 p.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . 7 p.m. CDT
KEN BUTTERWORTH, minister


SCome and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd;;?RltlSt. Joe
Sunday School ....................................................1... 0 a.m .
M morning Service ................................................... 11 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ............................................. 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship ...................... 7 p.m.
"GOD CAN DO YOU GOOD!"
SROSA L GARLAND, pastor


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
m .CHURCH ':itetsr
s N"."n^ 0.-" u'-. f' I Sixteenth Sireel
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756 6 r
Sunday Worship. . 10 a.m.
Adult School .. ... .. 11 a.m.
eSunday School '
*Young Children o
*Nurserv Available


Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


Highway 71 / Cecil Cosrin Sr. Blvd.


S'First Baptist Churchl
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Allen Welborn Buddy Caswell
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,
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

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FAITH BIBLE CHURCH


801 20th Street


Port St. Joe' 229-6707
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor


'Sunday School ..... .. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .......... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

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S7;30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
.. ..' 'Sunday Schopl 9:45 .
T.. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 am. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


'Discover cod's Love!


Discover God's Love! "'
'..Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
'BA PT IST C H URC H
1601 Long Avenue, PortSt. Joe 229-8691
"Worshij -"' Sundays at 11 a.m. and 6,p.m.
Bible Study,'- Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.m' (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
"' "' "., Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
S ,,. Adull Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
SCurtis Clark, pastor
Mark Johes, minister of music & youth


The f )iendly place to oromhip!

SFirst Baptist Church
S Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
S'; Worship Sundays-at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
'Aill-"(1 Wednesday Adult Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776

EVRON ELOE


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sui
6 p.m, Wednesday Nursery
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


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Port St. Joe


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


Sunday School ...... ....9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .........11:00 a.m.

(850) 227-1724
Rev. Jesse Evans
. PASTOR .


Methodist YouthOr s -. *,
Fellowship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice .. 7:30 p.m.
Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director


rce Baptist Chu
6 BUT TH05E WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL.rI j
RENEW THEIR STRENGTH. THE WILL SOAR ON
WING5 LIKE EAQLE5 ... 15AIAH 40:31
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs First Union Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.homtown.com/grace


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Gulf Rifle Club Happenipgs

The Gulf Rifle Club will hold match will be shot. This match its monthly .22 pistol bullseye
two separate .22 rifle benchrest consists of a target with 25 match and their hunter pistol
matches on Saturday morning. bullseyes placed at 50 yards from metallic silhouette match.
December 19th. Registration and the firing line. The rifle will be Houston Whitfield won the bulls-
set-up will start at 8:30 a.m. and restricted to a sporter type .22 eye match with a score of 737-5x,
fl.-I n tn-,, h BR-50 match rifle with a weight limit of 8.5 Dale Marshall had 696-6x for sec-


will start at 9:30.
The BR-50 match is a preci-
sion bullseye match fired with the '
rifle supported on a benchrest. A
target with 25 bullseyes is,placed
50 yards from the firing line and
the shooter has 30 minutes to fire
a shot at each bullseye. There are
no restrictions on rifle weight,
scope power or grade of ammo.
After the completion of their
BR-50 match a modified IR 50/50


pounds. .
In this bi*cb scope power
cannot be set greater .han 6.5
power' and the cost of, the .22
ammo cannot exceed '$2.00 per
bo;. ,Just about any good squirrel
rifle will work in this match and
by limiting the cost of the ammo,
anyone can afford to shoot this
match. Shooters under 18 years
are not charged entry fees. -
Last Saturday, the club held


PUBLICI NOTICES.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids In duplicate will be received until
MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1998 0 10:00 A.M.
CDT by the Gulf County, North Florida
Beadstart. Wewahfuchka. Florida at which Lime
and place all bids will be publicly opened and read
aloud for
REMODELING (2) CLASSROOMS
AT
.OLD WEWABITCHKA ELEMENTARY SITE
FOR
NORTH FLORIDA HEADSTART
WEWAHITCHKA. FLORIDA
The Contractor shall furnish all labor., muenals
and equipment; and shall be responsible for the
entire completion, of this project. 'Plans, specIfica-
tions and contract documents may be procured at
the office of the Architect, 130 Highway 22,
Wewahitchka. Florida, and may be procured by
General Contractors, upon a fee of $20.00 per set
for plans and specifications.
Cashier's check, certified check, or bid bond, fori
not less than 5% of the amount of bid, must
accompany each proposal
Performance, Labor and Material Bonds. 'and
Workman's Compensation Insurance will be
required of the successful bidder. -
Right is'reserned to reject an.y and all proposals
and waive technical dies
No bidder may withdraw- his bid for a period ol
thirty (30) days after date set for opening.
Sharon Gaskin
North florida Headslan
P. 0. Box 988
a 200 E 2nd Street
We.ahitchka. Floind
3246E
Charles A. Gaskln. ARA
ARCHITECT
P. 0. Box7
130 Hwy. 22
Wevatutchkaz Flornda 32465.
2tc, December 10 and 17, 1998.
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board propo)rs to amenrd and adopt policies. as
provided for in ihe Adir.irdiii-ae Procedurei Act
for rie purple of bringing saad policies into corn
pliance aituh Flonda Siarute_ and State Board o:
Educauon Rules
Summary: The Ifoll.wring ], a bnel description of
each propsJ.al change
School Board Policy Book
Economic Impact: lThese proposals will result in
no direct costs associated rith Implentertiauon
iF REQUESTED. A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT
Time 6 5A PM E T
Dale Tuesday. January 12 1999
Place Board Room.
Gulf County School Board Offce
150 Middle Sf.ho-l Road
Port St Joe. F.L 32456
Tl.e enure-..ext i e-prop.osed rules cas be- Lipetd'
ed dunng regular orbcq hours1at t.e.GulI.Coung
School Board Olhce 150 Middle School Road. Pont
St Joe. FL.ur at m w guli kl2 11f us
Special legal authority under uhich the adoption is
j authonzed and the is. being implemented and
interpreted are made specifti
The addition and chines are proposed by Charlei
.Temple Wason Director oat Support Services anc
approved for conslderaui.n by Jerry E Kellev,
Superintendent
Aminndmenits
School Board Policy Book .
2tc, December 10 and 17, 1998.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 98-71CP
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
DORIS D. MATTHEWS,
deceased.
NOTICE, OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
DORIS D MATTHEWS. deceased. File Number 98-.
71. Is pending In the Circuit Court for Gull County.
Florida. Probate Division. the address- of which is
Gull County Courthouse Probate Division. 1000
5th Street. Ponrt St. Joe FL 32456 The name and
address of the Personal Representative and his
anorney are set forth below
All interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE 131 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PiUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. (1) All
claims against the estate aid 121 any objecuons by
an interested person on whom notce was served
that challenges ithe alldity of the Will. the qualll.
canons of the Personal Representauve. venue or
junsdiction of the Court
ALL CLAIMS DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WITLL BE FOREVER BARRED
DATE of the firt publication of Lhiu,s Ntice of
Administration 12/10/98
/s/ WILLIAM J. RISH .
RISH & GIBSON P.A.
206 E 4th Street
P 0 Box 39
Port St Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO 0350583
/s/ WILLIAM H. MATITHEWS
317 Cortez Street
Port St. Joe. FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2tc, 'December 10 and 17, 1998.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION,
Plaintiff.
vs. CASE NO. 97-355-CA
RILES E. HILL. SMALL BUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION Its successors or
assigns, an agency of the ULirded
States of America. WEWAHITCHKA
STATE BANK WHITFIELD LANDING,


INC. MILLER AGENCY. INC. ..
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK
OF PORT ST JOE and AMERICAN
I BONDING COMPANY, an Arizona ,'
L, Coiporation ,
Defendants.
A NEnI E- OF SALE
Nouce is hereby gn en that pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December L,
1998 and entered in Civil Case No. 97-355 CA of .
the Circuil Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
of the Slate of Florida. in and for Gulf County.
wherein ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION is Plaintiff and RILES E HILL,
s SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. ns success.
sors or assigns, 'an agency of the United States el
1 America, .'WEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK. WHIT-
FIELD LANDING. INC., MILLER, AGENCY. INC. ,
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK OF FOJRT ST.
y JOE and AMERICAN BONDING COMPANY, an
Arizona Corporation are Defendants. I will sell to
the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe Florida. at
r. II 00 o'clock ) AM EST on the 6th day ofJanuary.
1999. the following described property as set forth'
in said Final Judgment. to-wilt-
i' Begin at the intersection of the East line of
e. the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest
Quaner of Secticon 9. Township 7 South.
Is Range 8 Wetal. Gull' County Florida. with
the northerly right of way line of County
f Road No 367 (formerly State Road No
367. right of way %anesi: thence go South
73 degrees 07 minutes 14 seconds Weal.
along said Northerly right of way line. for a
distance of 436.98 feet to the Easterly right
of way line of Turkey Avenue (30 0 foot
S right of way): thence go North 00 degrees
00 minutes 00 seconds East. along said
Easterly night of way line. for a distance of
200.00.feet; thence. leaving said Easterly
right of way line. go North 73 degrees 07
minutes 25 seconds East. for a distance of
43906 feet to the East line of the
NortAka euarter of the Southwest
Quarter of said Section 5: thence go South
00 degrees 01 minute 25 second West.
along said East line of the Northeast
Quanler of the Southwest Quarter of
Section 5. for a distance of 20000 0 fee to
DI the POINT OF BEGINNING
s DATED this 1 day of Dec.. 1998.
BENNY C LISTER
CIRCUIT COURT CLERK
f GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
S .BY/s/ T. Knox
f Deputy Clerk
21c., December 1Oand 17, 1998.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids in duplicate will be received until
Monday. December 28. 1998 4 00 PM. CST. by the
City of Wewahlichka for
RE-ROOFING OF CITY HALL
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
WEWAHITCHKA BOARD
OF.CITT_-CON.MISSIONERS_-. =i '9-
.,. ,r .WEWAHITCHKA. FLORIDA,. FrW
The Contractor shall furnish all labor, materials
and equipment: and shall be responsible for the
entire completion of this project Specifications
may be procured at Wewahlichka City Hail by
Contractor- Workers Compensadon insurance will
be required of the successful bidder
Payment of this project shall be one lump sum and
upon satisfacnory completion of this project after
inspection
No bidder shall withdraw his/her bid for a period
of thirty 130) days after date set for opening.
Bids will be publicly opened at December 28. 1998.
at 6-45 PM. CST. at the regular scheduled meeting
of the Commissioners of the City of Wewahiachka
Right Is reserved to reject any and all proposals
and waive technicalities
Ray Dickens. Mayor
Donald Minchew. City Manager
City o Wewahlichl "a
tWewahltchka Florida '
2tc. December 10 and 17: 1998
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF. Case No. 98-72
JAMES IRVING MURRAY
Plaintiff,
NOTICE CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JAMES
IRVING MURRAY deceased. File Number 98-72.
Is pending In the Circuit Court for Gulf County,.
Florida. Probate Division. the address of which is
1000 Fifth Street. Port St Joe Florida 32456 The
names and address of the Personal Representautive
and the Personal Representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All persons having claims against this estate
who are served with a copy of this notice are
required to file with this court such claims within
no later than three months after the dale of the
first publication of this notice or 30 days after the
date of senrlce of a copy of this notice on that per.
son.
Persons having claims against the estate
who are not known to the Personal Representative
and whose names or addresses are not reasonably
ascertainable. must file all claims against the
estate within three months after the date of the
frt publication of this notice.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
JAN J. HEVIER ,
WATKINS. HEVIER & GAIDRY
41 Commerce Street
Apalachicola. Florida 32320
(850) 653-2121
Florida Bar No 288675
Anorneyv for Petitioner
GLADYS MURRAY
Personal Representauve
2tc, December 17 and 24, 1998.
PUBLIC NOTICE
.The Gulf County Property Appraiser hereby pub-
lishes Its intent to designate the position of Office'
Administrator as a Senior management Service
Class in the Florida State Retirement System.
2tc. December 17 and 24. 1998.


PUBLIC NOTICE


Board 'of County,
cancelled their regu-'


lar Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday,
December 22, 1998, at 6:00 p.m., ET, in
observance of the Christmas holidays.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Tommy Knox
Chairman


ond and Calvin Dean was third
with 689-4x.
The metallic silhouette match
was won by Whitfield with 15 tar-
gets. Calvin Dean was second
with 11 and Marshall was third
with 10. For information about
the club or the matches call 229-
8421.


This column 'Is provided as a service of the Lite- Management Center, a professional counseling and
mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment services.


Dear Couinselor:
I am having difficulty with my
four'year old separating from me.
Every time I leave her. she screams
and cries until I come back to com-
fort her. This is making it very diffi-
cult for me to do errands and go out.
leaving her with a babysitter. What
should I do?

Dear Parent,
Many pre-school age children
have difficulty separating from their
' parents. Young children see their
parents as an, extension of them-
selves and do not realize that they.
areactually two separate people.
Parents can separate from their
children in many ways. First, find a
reliable and safe babysitter or day-
care. There are also other opportu-'
nities for children to separate. such!
as story hour at the public library or
bible school. At first, leave the child.
for short periods .of time. When the.
child starts to cry upon departure,
explain to her that you will be back,,
shortly to pick her up. Then, leave
quickly. Do not hang around to
watch her be upset or cry.
Most of the time the care-giver
will tell the parent that the child
cried for about a minute after the'
parent left and adjusted quickly to
her surroundings. If you hang
around and let the child continue to
get upset. you will only prolong the ,
child's distress and make it more
difficult for both of you. A firm, car-
ing. and quick separation is usually
better for the both of you.
Make sure that you come back
to get your child in the time you said
you would. This will help her to"


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trust your word and know that you
will come back. She will feel more
comfortable the next time you leave.
She still may cry for a little while
during a few more separations, but
: when she realizes that you really
will be coming back. she should be
line.
There are some other things to
look out for that may indicate a
need to seek professional assis-
tance. If the above steps don't lead
to Improvement, you may wish to
consult a counselor. Excessive
worry about separating when there_
is no risk. nightmares. headaches,
stomach aches, or undue concern
for your safety that persist for more
than four weeks are symptoms of
Separation Anxiety Disorder that
may require professional counsel-
* ing.
Life Management Center has
experienced counselors available to
assist you if the need arises. You
can schedule an appointment by
calling 227-1145.
Good luck. Please call if'we can
help.,

Virginia L. Marmo, Ed.S


Please address your questions
S 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
227-1145.


.I'hit's Racing Team would like to thank our sponsor,
Discount Auto Parts of Port St.-Joe, for all its help in, keep-'
ing our race car'a winner for two years. We have been track
champion for 1997 and 1998 at Hubbard Family Raceway
in Youngstown, Florida. We have won over 80 races in the
last two years. Pe would also like to thank our driver, Andy
Beatly, for doing a superb job in handling any situation that
he might encounter on the race track.
Thank you all from the bottom of our heart.

THE HITTING TONS $





The Following Entities Supported


the Annual Funds Request of the


Boy Scouts of America's Gulf Coast

Council During the Year 1998


Alfred I. duPont Foundation, Inc. r

'r Apalachicola Northern Railroad Company A
Buzzetts' Drug Store k
Citizen's Federal Savings Bank

Duren's Piggly Wiggly *
GT Cor m

Preble-Rish,,Inc. *

St. Joe Natural Gas Co., Inc.
St. Joe Timberland Co., Inc.
"i Trawick Construction Co., Inc. *

The Gulf Coast Council supports local Boy Scouting programs in our area.

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on February 8,
1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to provide an educational pro-
gram for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the respon-
sibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness.
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1998 PAGE 7B


AUCTION EVERY FRIDAY NITE, at
7 p.m. EST at Old Port Theatre in Port
'St. Joe. Wade Clark Auctions,
850-229-9282.
10%/ Buyer's Premium. AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743





'93 Geo Storm, good condition, 84.200.
229-2572. 2tc 12/.17
1979 Ford F-150 4x4. 4 speed, S1.000.
647-9815. 2tc 12/17
32" Holiday Rambler, 82.500. Call 647-
9815. 2tc 12/17
1988 GMC Ventura 2500 series, good
condition, been well taken care of.
White & red color. TV & VCR. 86,000.
647-3395, Beacon Hill. 2tp 12/17
15 passenger church van for sale. low
miles. some minor maintenance needs.
1991 Dodge. gray, at. a/c, power.
S6.000. Call Long Avenue Baptist
Church. 229-8691.
1987 Mazda RX7 GXL, runs good.
$1.500. Call 227-1568-. tfcjl1/5


"93 Honda 250 Nighthawk motorcycle.
low miles, $1,950. Call 227-1639 or
227-1109, ask'for Charlie or Linda. :
S. tfc 12/3





35 hp Johnson o/b rebuilt w/gear shift
& steering. $1,200. Pontoon seats wrap
around with captain's char, pedestal,
helm & water sink, $450. 24' pontoon
trailer, $600. 647-3452. 'tfc 12,/3
26 1' Mako Aith twin 150 hp Evinrudes,
less than 400 hours. Some electronics
and 'all aluminum tandem trailer.
Reasonable offer. 648-82 11.


U


Furnished and unfurnished units for
rent. Call Crystal Sands Realty, at 648-
4400. 'tc 12/17


SIndian Pass Ildian Lagoon view, 4
br/2ba. new home with jacuzzi room on
5 acres with private fish pound. 7
months to 1 year lease. Call 850-927-
2515. 4tp 12/17
2 bedroom, I bath with fence, newly
painted Inside and out, fully carpeted.
$300 per month. S175 deposit, no
inside pets. 515 Duval St., Oak Grove.
229-2799. 2ct 12/ 17
2 bedroom. I bath at St. Joe Beach.
$150 damage deposit, S450 month rent.
647-3298. 2tc 12/10
2 bedroom. I bath mobile home for rent
at beach. S325 monthly. 8200 deposit.
no utilities, no pets. references
required. Call 227-7372. 2tp 12/10

Unfurnished 2 bdr., 1 1/2 ba.
townhouse, appliances fur-
nished, ch&a, no pets, nice,
quiet neighborhood, 1022-B
Woodward Ave., $495 month.
Call Anne between 8 a.m. 5
p.m. at 229-6914. uc 12/10
Mobile home lot for rent, Mexico Beach,
648-5476. tfc 12/10
Rent on south side of Wewa, almost new
14x50 2 bdrm.. I ba.. unfurnished.
mobile home w/cen.h&a. dishwasher &
w/d hookups. Utilities furnished. S425
monthly. Sorry. no pets. Must have ref-
erences. Call 850-648-5905 after 6:00
p.m. 2tc 12/10
At Beacon Hill, near Mexico Beach. Nice
private 50x50 lot for RV, 1/2 block from
beach. Sewer, water, electric & cable
furnished. Also shed for auto, $200
monthly. Call 850-648-5905 after 6
p.m. 2tc 12/10


Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
302-B Reid Ave., PSJ, FL
229-2727


MINI STORAGE
Ofc. 509 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL

229-6200

Now Open
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Comer of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Office: 647-3665
Home: 647-5106
/. "-I *1 *I-11-" II xlt


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For rent business, Hwy. 98, Mexico
Beach. For more information call 648-
3090. 4tc 12/10
Mobile home lot for rent at Mexico
Beach. Call 648-8201. tfc 12/3
Two bedroom, 1 bath, St. Joe Beach.
$150 damage deposit, $450 month rent.
Call 647-3298 2tc 12/10
BEACH STORAGE. New .5x10, 10x10
and 10x20 available now. For limited
time only, pay one month and get sec-
ond month free for units in our new
building. Call 227-7200 to rent today!
tfc 12/3

Prime retail space for rent on Reid Ave.
Call 229-8581. Lfc 12/3
Two bedroom mobile home. 639-5552.
tfc 9/17
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. I block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. Lfc 12/3
Liberty Manor Apts.. 102 Liberty Manor
Circle. Port St. Joe. Affordable housing
for the' elderly and the handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities. energy'
efficient const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
nished. fully carpeted. I bdrm.. apts. on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.Call
229-6353 for more information. NOW
TAKING APPLICATIONS Lfc 12/3



Apartments and Homes for Rent: One to
3 bedroom apartments. duplexes. and
homes for rent in Mexico Beach.
Furnished and unfurnished. Call
Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for more
*information.,,. tfc ,12/3
Sunnyside Apt., 2 bd./2 ba. gulf view
apartment. washer/dryer. microwave.
d.w.. cen. h/a. furnished or unfur-
nished, long term rental. All utilities
furnished, $600, security deposit
required. 648-5146. tfc 12/3
For Rent: quaint building, clean, small.
easy to decorate, ideal for small wed-
dings, receptions, dinners, great rates.
*For information call 227-1278, or 227-
1776. tfc 9/25.


-f 12/3Sea~


Office space for rent adja-
cent to Citizens Federal -"
$500 per mo., plus utilities.
410 Long Ave., Port St. Joe,
Florida 850-227-7413.
Lf 12/3


Private office space
in downtown Port
St. Joe. Call 229-
7121.




Gulf View

Mini Storage

located on Hwy. 98 next
to Gulf Fabricating

850-29-6310
c 12/3

Now Renting Spacious
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451

Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
& On-site Management
Voice/TMY Access
(352) 472-3952
tfc 1273


For Rent, One Bedroom
Handicap Apartment
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access -
(352) 472-3952 .r
tfc 11/19

For Rent
MOSS CREEK APTS., 126"
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air.
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management,
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952
tfc 12/3


~I FORRENTI


UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
cen. h&a. screen porch. Ca
laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment.
refrig., washer/dryer hook-ui
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&
washer & stove, fully carpi
pets..
FURNISHED
eSmall 2 bdrm. home, auto. he
washer/dryer hook-up..
One bedroom apartment,
dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.






Garage Sale: Men's clothing size
women's 9-12. Toddler clothe
.walker, stereo/tv, lots of misc.
everyone. Just in time for Ch
,Saturday, Dec. 19th, 8:00 a.i
112 Monica Dr., Ward Ridge.
,Yard 'Sale: 602 Garrison Ave.
until, Saturday.

Yard Sale: Saturday, Dec. 19
EST. 1100 N.-15th St.; Mexic
Everything from A to Z. Lots
ture I
Carport Sale: Sat., Dec. 19th.
Monica Dr. 2 families,
. Playstation games,. 4 man ten
,games, household Items,
Christmas items, etc.

'INDOOR MOVING SAL~!' 140
Ave. Dec. 19, 8-12. Houseware
ances., tools, furniture. MOREI
welcome.
Yard Sale: 'St. Joe Beach, Ba
Hwy.; 98. Friday and Saturday
till, 1.00 or less, sale market
items pen marked.


CZ=i A'I


Office manager needed. ex


helpful. Please apply in person, Bay St.
Joseph Care Center. 229 9th St. Equal
Opportunity Employer ltc 12/17


CUSTOM LAWN
SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559



Glynn Dykes
Drywall
"No job too big, or too small"
227-1785
Free Estimates Insured
tic 2


ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328
Free Estimates RF 0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS
'ikc7/2

Locally
Owned '


{ ve< Residential
SCommercial
Termite& Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
*, FleaControl "' Condominiums
* H.:,u-h.ld PF it C':.rhi:.1 New Treatment/
* Real E.liie iWl,,:, fRe,:.:rI Construction Sites
A'FAMILY OWNED
' PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections,


Licensed social worker needed. Please
& refrig. apply in person. Bay St. Joseph Care
ai-port,' & Center, 229 9th St., PSJ, Equal
Opportunity Employer. Itc 12/17,
stove &
p. OUTREACH COUNSELOR-M.A. in
e, 1 1/2 mental health related discipline &,.
ka, dish- strong experience working with children
eted; No & families experiencing mental health
difficulties. Provide intensive on-site
counseling for children/families with
at & air, emotional/behavioral concerns.
Requires use of personal vehicle with'
washer/ good driving record. On-call 'duties
required. Apply in writing :to: Life
Management Center, 311 Williams Ave.,
tfc 12/3 Port St. Joe, FL 32456. EOE. ltc 12/17
SGulf Coast Community College is
seeking applicants for Adjunct Instruc-
tors In the following areas at th Guilf
Franklin Center for day, evening, and,
weekend classes. '
Social Sciences to teach Western.
es 32-38, Civilization, Psychology. Sociology.
es. Crib, Economics:: requires master's degree
items for v.ith 18 graduate hours In related fields.
ristmas! Language Arts., to teach English.
m. until. Literature: Requires Master's degree
and ,18 graduate hours In English.
Reading Instructor. Requires Bachelor's'
S8 a.m. degree or Master's degree with 18 grad-
uate hours in reading.
Business to teach Computer Science
, 9 am. and Accounting: requires Master's'
o Beach. degree with 18 graduate hours in relat-
of furni- ed fields.
tc 12/17 Mathematics to teach College Level
Math: Requires Master's degree with 18
8-2, 113 graduate hours In related field.
selling Developmental Math Instructor:
it. board Requires Bachelor's degree in 'mathe-
clothes. matics or Master's degree with 18 grad-
ltp uate hours In mathematics.
Technology to teach D.C. Circuits:
03 Long Requires A.S. degree and construction
es, appli- experience. General contractor license
I Dealers instructor: requires FL certified general
contractor license, building construc-
tion experience, and A.S. degree pre-
ay St. & ferred. Electrical Code Exam Instructor:
r, 8 a.m. requires Master electrician license and
d. A few. A.S. degree preferred.
Positions opens until Rilled, with a start
date of January 7. 1999. Applications
may be picked up at Gulf Coast
Community College. Human Resources,
Administration Annex Room 104, 5230
West Li. S. Highway 98. Panama City.
FL 32401. GCCC Is an Equal
perlence Opportunity Employer. Itc 12/17


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC h:)036i936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
SWhere Quaiir Is Hiqher Than Pnce"' ,;,
229-8631
dc 712


BART'S )
HANDYMAN
SERVICE
H shd pi


* Household Repairs
* Painting, Interior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
FREE ESTIMATES
(850) 229-1051.


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PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
l/ MINI-STORAGE \




5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT


Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
850-229-8416
RA043378 ER 0007623


SROY'S
for the handyman and Sportsman
We strive to meet your needs!
Hardware BLP Paints Ammunition
Hunting Supplies Mobile Home & Boat Trailer Parts
Live & Frozen Bait Tackle Gifts and Souvenirs
306 Reid Avenue Roy Todd, Owner
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8933


Dept. of Corrections, Franklin Work
Camp, Senior Registered'Nurse F/C;
position; #05702.,, The ,Florida Dept. of
Corrections has an immediate vacancy
for a ,SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE
F/C at'Franklin Work Camp located In
Apalachicola. Floridai This position pro-
-ldes medical care to Inmates in a cor-'
rectional setting. To be qualified, you
must possess a State of Florida license
as a registered professional nurse in
'accordance with Florida Statute 464, or
'eligible to practice nursing in accor-,
dance with Florida Administrative Code
S210-8.27 AND one year of professional
nursing experience. Competitive salary
($1,070.75 $19,33.92 biweekly), based
on experience, and excellent ,benefits.
Experience in a correctional setting is
preferred. Applicants with less than one
year of experience may be considered in
a trainee status..
Submit State of Florida Employment
Application and proof of Florida llcen-
sure not later, thanclose ,of business
on Dec. 23, 1998. to: :; i
Gulf Correctional institution. ATTN:'
Personnel, 500 Ike Steel Rd..
Wewahitehka, FL 32465. Additional
information may be obtained or
questions answered by calling 850-639-
1162. An Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer. Itc 12/17


The News Herald. Panama City. Is look-
ing for ,a Press Foreman. Candidates
should have experience managing,
training, and, supervising a ,diverse
staff. Knowledge of papermaking- or
printing processes is Important. Send
resume to Bruce Garner. Operations
Director, The News Herald. P. 0. Box
1940. Panama City. FL 32402. No
phone calls, please. EOE Drug-free
workplace. 4tc 12/17


Permanent part-time collection experi-
ence required. 10-15 hours a week,
starting after 1-15-99. Good hourly
wage. Call 648-9555, lip 12/17
CONSTRUCTION ,- foremen, heavy
.equipment operators, laborers needed.
Excellent benefits. Long term opportu-
nities. Drug Testing. EOE. Construction
Dept. P. O. Box 59117, Panama City, FL
32412-0117. 6tc 12/9


Gulf/Franklin Collaborative Partner-
ship Coordinator (4 hours daily). The
Gulf County School Board is receiving
applications for ,Gulf/Franklin
Collaborative Partnership Coordinator.
Persons having applications on file in
the School Board Office and wishing to
be considered for this position must
request to have their application sub-
mitted. Applications arnd job descrip-
tions may be picked up at the School
Board office and completed applications
should be sent to Ms. Deborah Crosby,
Coordinator, Gulf County School Board,
150 Middle School Rd:, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. Application deadline is Dec. 16,
1998, 12:00 noon, EST. The Gulf
County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. Itc 12/10
Clerical Aide. The Gulf County School
Board is receiving applications for
Clerical Aide. Persons having applica-
tions on file in the School Board Office
and wishing to be considered for this
position must request to have their
application submitted. Applications and
job descriptions may be picked up at
the School Board office and completed
applications should be sent to Mr. Lam-
Mathes, Principal, W 1ewahitchka High
School. Wewahltchka, FL 32465.
Application deadline is Dec. 17, 1998,
2:00 P.M., CST. The Gulf County
School Board is an equal opportunity
employer. 2tc 12/10


$400 Sign On Bonus

Part and full time positions available for CNA's and
Nurses. Full Benefit Package. SunRise of Bay St. Joe.
Apply in person at 220 Ninth Street, Port St. Joe.
Equal Opportunity Employer
21 12/17


PRECISION CARPENTRY
Remodeling, Renovation Home
Maintenance & Repairs Interior &
Exterior Painting Marine Construction
25 years experience
227-7388


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


C. 4. 's Lawn


FUL LAWN SERVICE '
VACUUM YARD MACHINES TRIM-
MING *,
I .... will work for you. .
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
., BeachPort St..Joe ard'
Wewahitchka .
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492


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COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc 10/1

STUMP GRINDING
Best prices in town.!
1-800-628-8733
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.



Steve Brant's

ROOFING

LICENSED & INSURED
LIC: #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call
229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218 (t 7/2


Irttentxm to- etail
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs,*, remodels decks fences
Insured'- License #RR0067190


64


GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES .REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
SERVICE AGREEMENTS


18-5474


FL License ER 0010992, RA0054218,


LIC. #RF0051042 RG0051008 ER 0011618

JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
Frege PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
Free. .* REMODELING.- RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
- ta t es INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
OT MINOR ELECTRICAL
FORT ST JOE FLORIDA 850/229-6821


St. Joe Glass & Mirror N
816-D 4th St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 227-3885
Mirrors Plex-Glass Furniture Tops Desk Tops
'Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass


PUMP REPAIR& SALES LICENSED & INSURED
H & M IRRIGATION
Sfor All Your Watering Needs
-HAL KEELS FREE ESTIMATES 229-2738


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SRATES: IN
Line ads. $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5C
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
DEADLINE:
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP ,


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U.S. Fresh scallop plant needs workers.
Call 227-9590. tfc 12/3
VISTA volunteer needed for literacy pro-
ject 12 months, 40hr/week, small
stipend/mileage. Call the Gulf County
Public Library 229-8879, for more infor-
mation. 2tc 12/3
Pharmacist
Join the WALGREENS TEAM!
It's time to start your career as a
Pharmacist with Walgreens. the retail phar-
macy leader With 97 years of steady
growth and over 2,600 stores across the
country, we offer promising career oppor-
tunities.
PHARMACISTS
We offer:
A competitive salary
Attractive benefits including profit shar-
ing and stock option plans
Opportunities for advancement
For immediately consideration, call for an
appointment and ask for Tony Gurrei,
Pharmacy Supervisor at: (407) 858-9642.
Or mail/fax a resume to:
WALGREENS
District Office
2467 Premier Row, Orlando, FL 32809
Fax: 407-856-1421
wwwwalgreens.com
Walgreens promote and support a drug'the6 worlploce
EOE


Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfside
Serenity Group, meets Mon., Thurs.,
Fri. at 7:30 p.m. CST at the 1st United:
Methodist Church, 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Women's open AA meeting, 12
noon CST Thursdays.
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71. A ] Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday and
Thursday at 7:00.

STEVE OUTBOARD
MARINE
229-BOAT


MOVING
& DELIVERY

(85647-9 SERVICE
5 R e a We also load
Sericing 6e area wh o? e,
25 yeas dependable c.,e rented trucks!



Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
Phone Mobile
OWNER: Ben Sherrill

Plumbing 8
M Electrical Repairs
Drain Cleaning

MARVIN

JONES
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-227-1432
S. 4fp 11/26


Applications for part-time employment
are being accepted at the St. Joseph's
Bay Country Club. Must be at least 18
years of age. Cross training may include
cooking, waitress, bartending and col-
lecting golf fees. Flexibility and reliabili-
ty very important. Applications may be
placed at 700 Country Club Rd.
4tc 12/3
Secondary School Principalt The Gulf
County School Board is receiving appli-
cations for Secondary School Principal.
Persons' having applications on file in
the School Board Office and wishing to
be considered for this position must
request to:have their application sub-
mitted. Application form and job
description are available at the District
Office or see job announcement and
application at www.gulf.kl2.fl.us.
Completed applications should be sent.
to Mr. Jerry Kelley, Superintendent,,
Gulf County School Board, 150 Middle
School Rd., Port St. Joe, FL32456.
Application deadline is Jan. 20, 1999,
12:00 noon, EST. The Gulf County
School Board is an equal opportunity.
employer. 2tc 12/10



Moving, must sell. Almost new king size:
bed complete with beautiful wooden
headboard, S125. 227-3300. 2tc 12/1,7


Child Care in my home, ages 3-5.
Monday Friday, 8-5. Have references.
227-7364. Itc 12/17,
Babysitting In my home for Christmas
shopoinrg. Will work for 4 hr. minimum
and 6 hr. maximum. Friday. Saturday
or Sun., 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call for more,
details. 648-4706. 6tp 11/5


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
ti UC fER0013168,INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND


v e i Enterprises
BASIC LAWN CARE
We Manicure Your Lawn to Your
Specifications
850-647-5722, fax 647-3870,
Cell 850-227-6738 c 7/2

A Catherine L. Collier
r, Representartvc
L m 211 AlUen Memorial Way *

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P St. Joe



SMALL ENGINE

PARTS, BLADES,

ENGINES, REPAIRS
at Barfield's Lawn 8
Garden, 302-B Reid Ave.
S 229-2727
New & used mowers &
equipment.
S' +^ :, ; '. *i ,. .... .' lf' 7/30


THE CABINET SHOPPE

JEFF POWELL, OWNER OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 c 7/16 Fax 648-8752


SPHILS HOME IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
21c9/17 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199


Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (850) 229-9292 P.O. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457


Office: 850-229-6018
4a FAX: 850-229-8976

C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing, Fill Dirt Port-O-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair


Baby doll swing $15; guinea pig or rab-
bit cages, $10, $15, $25; Mr. Coffee
w/clock $8; girls' pink Huffy bike $25;
gym set w/swings $25 you move. 229-
8427. I 1tp
Chest freezer, $12,5; electric range
$100; refrig. with icemaker $100; wash-
er $75; dryer $75. 647-5113. Itp


Lifestyler cardio-fit exerciser w/elec-
tronic monitor for speed, time, distance
& calories. 8140, like new. Yamaha
PSR-36 electronic keyboard with stand,
$130, both items in excellent condition.
Call 229-6543 and leave message.
2tc 12/17


6' Valley pool table, needs recovering,
$200; Astro Hog Bipe RC airplane, with
Salto FA-80 engine and Futaba 6 chan-'
nel FM radio, S400. Call 227-2 I 110 after
work hours'or leave message.2tc 12/ 10


FURNITURE: 5 Recliners
1 Antique Recliner 3 Rocking
Chairs I1 Loveseat Wrought Iron'
Chair & Stool Wicker Chair *. ,
Papasan Chair Assorted Office'
Chairs Lift Chair. Can be seen at
Johnnie's Trimn Shop
310 4th St., Port St. Joe
; ,, '*' *' ; / -" ;1.- *' 'k 12* .


O Port St. Joe Lodge No. I111
Reg. Stated Communication
1 st & 3rd Thursday of each
< /U W' p.m.,Masonlc Hall,
S 214 Reld Ave.
fWilliam J. Guilford, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.. '
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.



f' ," (9:'.(
.asion (.Yte uw
Reasonable Rates & References
Available
Call 647-9634 12/17

J4 Good Work Doesn't Cost,
It Pays!

ST. JOE TREE AND
STUMP REMOVAL
Brush Chipping, Stomp Grinding
and Logging INSURED
6924 Alabama Avenue Port St. Joe
850-647-3405
Charles Tipton
850-647-3716 ,
Phil Hatchdr .


BOB'S PAINT L&
BODY SHOP
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting ,,
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
S "; MV02522 : '
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229


850-827-2431
850-229-8757


Pager
850-335-0756


Computer Packard-Bell NEC complete
system plus software, $1,000. Call 647-
9815. 2tc 12/17


Rings, Necklaces, Knives, Radio/
Stereo, Bicycles, Tools, Layaways
available. Great Christmas gifts.
PAWN SHOPPE, 212 3rd St., 227-
PAWN tfc 12/3


King size water bed. with headboard &
mirror. S325 or best offer; queen size
water bed wiLh headboard and drawers
S225 or best offer, Kenmore washer and
gas dryer $75 ea.; 14 ft. fiberglass boat
with 1997 25 hp Zamaha motor with
galvanized trailer, $3,000. Call 648-
5363. 3tp 12/3


Steel buildings, new, must sell
S30x40x12 was S10.200 now $6,990;
:40x60x12 was S16.400 now $9,990;"
50x100x16 was $27,590 now $19,990;
60x200x16 was $58,760 now $39,990.
1-800-406-5126. ltp
Collectables-mostly retired Beanie
Babies and May releases. 648-5762.
4tc 12/3


One Story & Clark piano, a contempo-
rary console, like new, 37.5" high, $895.
You move..Call 227-2019. tfc 12/3
SAVON serving Tyndall. the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. Lic 12/3


. reiaenlial CuuIom nWoow
SCorrnerciol Induitaol
A & R Fence
ftecieg and Concrete Work
zdlt f FIG e..Icr ..i-:r n fr>'E Einmaoir,
tiN s593115e56 (850) 447-4047

Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
Ths area'! most experienced refinishers.
827-6828 ask for Dusty


STUCCO
by DeGraff
Affordable REAL,
Stucco Work
Over 50 colors to chose from.
All Stucco-
No Styrofoam
Also specializing in:
Simulated Brick
Simulated Stone
Quality Painting
Call Tim, "The
Stucco Man"
229-8588
Mobile # 227-5424


HOURLY WORK
REPAIR or REPLACEMENT


Clins Home Repair

"Small Jobs Our Specialty"
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'Remodeling,


25 Yrs Experience
Free Estimates


1998 mobile home, 16x80, 3 bd/2 ba.,
equity and assume payment of $150
month. Call 648-9562. tfc 12/17
12x65' mobile home, cheap, needs
repair. 647-5106. tfc 12/3
Are you looking for a niew home? Come
and see the dealer known for reliability
and dependability! Florida's oldest deal-
erl Sil's Mobile Homes, 42 years serving
Northwest Florida. Zone II, Zone III,
DCA Modulars in stock, SHIP qualified
home, also single wides starting as low
as $16,995. Doublewides starting as
low as $25,995. Call 1-800-239-4671.
Open 7 days a week for your shopping
convenience.


Moving: Need to find new home for 2
white bulldogs, male &.female, spayed.
Free. Good natured. 639-2089 227-
6259. 4tp 12/17
Great for Christmas! Hand-fed cockatiel
babies. Just weaned. extremely sweet,
$25 greys. $35 pearls. Cages available.
648-8966, Diane. 2tp 12/10





James Young's house for sale. 679
Maddox St.. O.G. 8 room. cen. air &
heat. ceiling rans in bedroom & den.
Carport & uUility. boat shed & extra
storage shed on 6 lots (30'x 140'), pecan,
pear & fig trees, blueberry bushes;
grape arbor, garden space, well for out-
side use. Good neighbors. Low utility
cost. S65.000. 229-6232 for appoint-
ment. 4tp 12/10


For Sale by OwChner: 3 bdrm.. 1 bath in
Port St Joe. Privacy fenced backyard
with new 12x24 storage building. Nice
quiet neighborhood. $60,000. 227-2035
for appt. 2tc 12/10


For Sale by Owner: 2 bdrm., 2 baths.
large rooms, hardwood floors, house on
2 lots, located at 514 7th St.. PSJ, 227-
3409. $62,000. By appointment only.
4tp 12/10
2 bedroom. 1 bath house, 519 9th St.,
Port St. Joe, S31.000 229-6932 after
6:00 p.m. tfc 12/17
Trade Key Largo house-ocean/canal. 3
bedroom, 3 bath for San Bias Gulf front
house./ Call 305-852-5312. tfc 12/3
2 bdrm.. 1 ba.. liv. rm.. den. laundry
room untifrnished, with shop or storage
bldg. out back. 523 7th St.. Port St. Joe.
Call 827-2902 after 6. tfc 9/3
One acre of land in Wewahitchka,
$11,000 obo. Call 639-3410. tfc 12/3
For Sale by Owner: 2 story house for
sale, 2050 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 'ba.,
large covered' front & back porch.
Features 16x32 master bdrm. w/walk-
in closet. Garden tub & shower, sunken
den, fireplace, surround sound set-up.
Formal dining room, breakfast nook,
12x16 utility shed. 101 Yaupon St. By
appointment only. 229-6411 tfc 12/3
WATERFRONT home on 1.5 acres on
Dead Lakes in Wewa. 3 bdrm., 2 ba.
Very nice. 639-2089 or 227-6259.
6tp 11/26
Cape San Blas on St. Joseph. Bay.
Custom built home, excel, cond., beau-
tiful view. 2 bd., 2 ba., jacuzzi tub, fp,
Ig., screened porch off master bdrm. &
liv. rm., 3 sets dbl French doors, kit-
chen w/Jenn-air range, d.w., icemaker,
new air to air heat pump, laun. rm., liv.
rm w/vaulted ceiling, dining L, sun-
deck, completely furnished. Lower level:
2 car garage, h/c shower enc., 1g. work-
shop. Own deep well. On approx. 3
acres MOL. Owner financing possible.
S225.000. Call 850-229-6097.
For Sale: 710 Woodward Ave., PSJ, '3
BR, 1 BA. $34,900. Ask for Janice.
Crystal Sands Realty, 648-4400.
Itc 12/17


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108 Sunset Circle PSJ
This 2 srory, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom
. home is newly renovated with many extras.
Custom kitchen, study, living rm., dining rm,
fireplace. Great outdoor living area, covered
deck, summer kitchen, 18'x36' in-ground
pool. This home sits on 1/2 acre in a great
neighborhood. Very motivated to sell. MUST
SEEI By Appt. only 227-7535.
Reduced to $129,900.00.
Owner-Agent



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,
647-3381.
tfc 12/3


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Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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229-6859
tfc 12/3


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Pet Stains Free Estimates
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Wonderful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home adjoining Costin Airport and across the street
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$119,000. MLS#2961
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1520 C.R. C-30, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 227-2000 888-227-2110


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TRADES and SE RVI C E S


17, 1998


FL THURSDAY,


For Sale by Owner: Nice 3 BR, 2BA dou-
ble wide mobile home with screened
porches, 2 storage buildings, covered
carport'and inground sprinkler system.
Appraised at $63,500. For more infor-
mation call 647-3257 or 647-3421 after
6 p.m. 3tp 12/17
FSBO, MEXICO BEACH CANAL. dock,
seawall, home, 850-648-8215/432-
9049 agent., 2tc 12/17
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with septic
tank & well. $2,500 down, $132.16 mo.
Call George, 229-6031. tfc 12/3
GULF VIEW Large mobile.home lot in:
restricted subdivision. High elevation,
paved streets, city water & chain link
fence on boundaries. Located on Auger
Ave. and Sunray Court, Beacon Hill,
835.000. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. for further info. 850-648-
5777. tfc 12/3
For sale in Wewa. Single wide trailer.
screen porch, utility room, shady lot,
some financing. $24,500. 639-5920.
tfe 12/3
Lots for Sale: Port St. Joe, high and dry,
ready to build on. no fill needed. Corner,
of Palm Blvd. and 19th Street on canal.
Call Phil 227-2112 or 229-8409.
tfc 12/3
Home for sale by owner: brick home. 1
1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-;
rooms. 2.5 baths. family room. sun
room. Formal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook, hot
tub, swimming pool, large deck, fenced
in back yard. 2700 sq. ft. heating &,
cooling. Location 103 20th St.. PSi
(904) 229-8409. By appointment only.
Townhome, Cape San Bias. Like new,
numerous improvements, security gate,
magnificent view of the gulf. Great
rental in est ent. Must see. 850-227-
3351. tfc 12/3:
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide.
mobile home on 75x150 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
855.000. Call 647-3292. tfc 9/3



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