The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: June 27, 1991
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Highland View Opposes Change

Citizens Come Out In Force to Show Support Against Changing Street Names for 911 System

It wasn't Highland View's night Tuesday night, at the County
Commission meeting. A large delegation of Highland View citi-
'zens were attracted to the meeting to oppose a rumor they had
heard regarding the County Commission changing the names of
a number of their streets.
The consensus of opinion from Highland View was that they

didn't want their street names changed.
Chairman Ed Creamer, who had his fingers burned by this
very same question some few months ago, quickly stated he
knew nothing about the source or credibility of the report. "As
far as I am concerned, I will never vote to change the names of
streets in Highland View."

Residents from Highland View pooled their forces Tues- proposed 911 emergency telephone system. 'being planned
day night, to express their opposition to changing the for the County. Planning is currently underway on the new
names of streets in that community, to accommodate the enhanced emergency installation.

Bids Cause Controversy On Board

Bids received by the Gulf
County Commission Tuesday
night, caused consternation
among the ranks and divided the
* Commission on the question of
purchase of two new dump
trucks for the Road Department.
Calling for a unique bid re-
cently, the Commission had
asked for bids to lease two new
and large dump trucks, retiring
three vehicles which have been in
service since the mid-70's. The
bid was to have been for a five
year lease, with a guaranteed
buy-back after the five year peri-
Two viable bids were re-
ceived; one from Cook-Whitehead
Ford of Panama City and one

Leaders of Spaceport Florida
will be holding their July meeting
here in Port St. Joe Tuesday of
next week, when they will con-
vene in the County Commission
meeting room of the Gulf County
Courthouse, to set a launch agen-
da for the local facility.
Edward Ellegood, Director of
Operations and Doug Rose,

from Mack Truck of Tallahassee.
County coordinator, Ralph
Rish reported to the Board Tues-
day night, that Mack had bid a
higher price for their truck, but
after considering the interest rate
on the lease plan and the buy-
back guarantee of $19,000 per
truck, they were the low bidder
by a considerable amount.
After the five year lease deal,
the Macks would cost the county
a total of $77,840 each, or a total
of $155,680. In addition, they
would get a $38,000 refund from
Mack for re-purchase of the
trucks after five years.
The Cook-Whitehead deal,
even though the price of their

Leaders Her
Launch Engineer, have released
information pointing to the
launch agenda for the installation
on St. Joseph Peninsula, formerly
used by the U.S. Air Force in
their tracking operations in past
years. The site will be used only
for smaller, sub-orbital launches
by commercial and educational

truck was less, the interest rate
on the five year lease brought the
total to $88,809 per truck, or a
total of $177,618, with no buy-
back guarantee.
Commissioner Traylor, quick-
ly adding up savings of some
$22,000, made a motion to pur-
chase the Macks. Commissioner
Fortner seconded the motion and
when the discussion started,
Chairman Ed Creamer balked at
the deal. Creamer eventually va-
cated the chairman's seat to Tray-
lor and made a motion to pur-
chase the Ford trucks, even
though the price was $22,000
Traylor asked "How are you
(See BIDS on Page 5)

e Tuesday
One of the matters to be dis-
cussed Tuesday will be the poten-
tial for testing launches from the
Cape San Blas site. In points out
that meteorological testing by
Florida State University will be
the first tests on the agenda. The
first mission of this type is sched-
(See SPACEPORT on Page 3)

Star to


The Star will be ob-
serving a holiday schedule
in printing next week's
edition, setting up the
deadline and publication
date by 24 hours.
With the July 4 holi-
day falling on Thursday,
our normal publication
date. it means the U.S.
Post Office won't be deliv-
ering mail that day and
The Star will be mailed a
day early so delivery can
be made on time.
The street sales will be
placed in the many loca-
tions throughout the
county where The Star is
normally found, on Tues-
day afternoon.
News and advertising
deadline will be Monday at

The situation which prompted the fear of street name chang-
es was the beginning of planning sessions for emergency 911 tel-
ephone service throughout the county. The committee charged
with setting up a game plan for inauguration of the service has
held three or four tentative meetings. In previous discussions
about the emergency call service, it was brought out that every
address in the County must be different in order to eliminate
confusion about locations given over the phone.
Since there are First, Second, Third, Fourth, etc., streets in
Highland View, Port St. Joe, St. Joe Beach and Beacon Hill, ob-
viously some changes must be made and Highland View resi-
dents were first to stand up and say, 'We don't want our street
numbers changed!"
There are also First, Second, Third, Fourth, etc., streets in
the north end of the county as well, but these do not pose as
much potential confusion as do the streets with the same name
here in the south end.
Sheriff Al Harrison, a member of the 911 committee, since
his department would be manning the receiving end of the emer-
gency telephone number, observed, "Changing some street
names may be necessary. We're trying to get a system for saving
lives installed in a manner which is best for the County."
Commissioner Billy Traylor remarked, 'We must do whatever
we have to do to allow this system to be instrumental in saving
lives which is the reason for installing it in the first place."
Chairman Creamer said, 'We don't know enough about the
workings of the system yet, to make an intelligent decision. I sat
in on a recent meeting of the committee with a 911 representa-
tive from Tallahassee and he made the remark that it would not
be necessary to change the name of streets. If that is so, we
won't be changing any names."
After a lengthy discussion of the matter, when it was ex-
plained the system was such that a person only need dial "911"
[without uttering a word] and a computer would locate the call-
ing address and dispatch aid, the delegation from Highland View
began to take a more sympathetic attitude for the need to possi-
bly change some street names. Before they left, they agreed to
an offer from Creamer to let the county get the system installed,
and then if there is any problem with streets having identical
names, they would then discuss name changes. Creamer also
suggested that Highland View select a citizen to serve on the 911
planning committee, so they would be familiar with the matter
as it progresses.
Commissioner Billy Traylor added to the Highland View woes
by pointing out that the County was using people on the County
payroll to do maintenance work for the Highland View Water
System. 'We shouldn't be using employees paid by taxpayers to
do work on water systems at Highland View, the Beaches, Oak
Grove, Wewahitchka or Port St. Joe. These areas should bear
their own expenses of operating their water systems," he said.
Traylor was referring to a practice of using Courthouse main-
tenance workers for maintaining the system, reading meters,
and performing other tasks for the Water District. "If these peo-
ple are used, the Highland View Water System should pay their
salaries while they are doing work for that system," Traylor said.
Chairman Ed Creamer remarked, 'They have not neglected
their duties here at the Courthouse to work on these water sys-
Traylor then asked attorney Robert Moore if it was legal for
this practice to continue. Moore replied that since the Board was
also the Highland View Water System board, then the system
was a part of the County's assets and they could legally use
County employees to serve the needs of the system. "My feeling
is that your concern is one of accountability, and that's another
question," Moore said.
Commissioner Charles Fortner observed, 'We know we have
problems there and with the Beach. Let's spend our energies
coming up with a solution for the problem rather than expend
our efforts arguing over the matter or continuing to maintain the
situation through our present actions."
Fortner's suggestion calmed a testy situation and caused the
Commission to see that was the course they wished to follow.

Freedom's Torch Will be Ignited Wed.

Yellow ribbons, such as this one in front of the Court-
house, will be collected and taken to Tallahassee.

Port St. Joe is still in the thick of things when it comes to
being a part of the defense and preservation of Florida. Opera-
tion Desert Shield/Storm didn't offer much of a threat to Flor-
ida, but it saw Florida react by sending many of its fine,
young men to answer their country's call to duty.
Back in 1838, Port St. Joe hosted some of Florida's finest
men to draft the state's first Constitution, and although it was
close to Christmas and most of the founding fathers wanted to
get home to their families, they stayed on the job, answering
the call to duty until the job was done.
Port St. Joe will be an integral part of honoring those who
answered the call in 1990, when Saddam Hussein played it
stubborn. The city will be one of 60 starting points throughout
the state, which will send a Freedom's Torch, to light the
state's Freedom Flame, in front of the old Capitol building in
Tallahassee on July 4. The torch, which will be lit Wednesday
morning in a short ceremony in front of City hall by Mayor
Frank Pate, will be carried by runners, through the day and
night, reaching Tallahassee at 8:00 a.m., Thursday, July 4.
The Wednesday morning ceremony, which begins at
9:00 a.m., will be proceeded by a gathering of yellow rib-
bons-from local citizens who wish to turn theirs in-
which will also be carried to Tallahassee and attached to a
huge wall standing behind the Freedom Flame torch.
The torch will become an eternal flame and will start a
Florida's Freedom Festival, which has been organized by
Governor Lawton Chiles.
The gathering of the yellow ribbons will begin at 7:30,

sponsored and hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. The
Chamber representatives will be serving coffee and dough-
nuts to the ribbon donors from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Emphasis will be placed on honoring veterans of Desert
Storm/Shield with the Independence Day activities, but the
office of Governor Chiles says attention will be paid to all who
have faithfully and courageously defended the nation's free-
Tamara Laine, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
said the activities here Wednesday morning and those in Tal-
lahassee on Thursday will be free to spectators who wish to
gather to pay homage to the state's and the nation's fighting
men on Independence Day.
Here in Port St. Joe, the celebration will not be over at
9:30 Wednesday, when the flame is started on its way to
Tallahassee. There will be more to come on Thursday,
when the City will put on its annual giant fireworks dis-
play in First Union Bank Park at dusk.
Prior to the fireworks, there will be patriotic music be-
ing played, concessions stands dispensing food and cold
drinks and balloons which will complement the patriotic
flavor of the celebration.
So, don't forget; bring in your yellow ribbons you have
been displaying so long at 7:30 Wednesday morning, eat a
doughnut and drink a cup of coffee served by the Chamber of
Commerce, see the lighting of Freedom's Flame by Mayor Pate
and take in the fireworks display Thursday night at the Union
Bank Park. It's all free and it is all designed to enhance pride
in the nation and its fighting men.






Good Choice!

We don't know who is responsible for making the choice, but
we think it fitting that Port St. Joe was chosen as one of the
starting points for the Freedom Flame project being promoted by
the Governor of Florida, for July Fourth.
Remember, Florida started right here in Port St. Joe way
back in 1837, in a frame house near what is now Oak Grove. In
December of that year, a group of the state's leaders gathered
here in Old St. Joseph and hammered 6ut the state's first Con-
stitution to serve the new state as it became a part of the Union.
For those of you who haven't been here long enough to have
gathered up this bit of information, a display at the State Mu-
seum, out near the Monument between Allen Memorial Way and
Gautier Way, shows this Constitution signing in diorama, as
well as a replica of that first document.
Port St. Joe is steeped in Florida history and it takes an
event like July 4, which recalls the birth of our nation and the
honoring of a group of fighting men who have served our nation
well, to remind us once again of the importance of Port St. Joe to
the state's past.
We really don't know if those who made the decision that
Port St. Joe be one of the starting points for the Freedom Flame
run to Tallahassee were even aware of the part old St. Joseph
played in our state's history. Their selection may have been
strictly accidental, but we can think of no better choice for such
an event. Of course, we could realistically include St. Augustine
as a "natural" for this project, since it is the oldest city in the
state, but for sheer force of history in creation of our state, Port
St. Joe as a choice, couldn't be surpassed.
There are those of our number who are still smarting from
the rebuff by state officialdom for ignoring Port St. Joe's 150th
anniversary of the signing of this first state Constitution, so
maybe the selection for this honor will sort of smooth a few
feathers here in our city toward bureaucratic and elected Talla-

Could be Promising

Spaceport Florida officials will be meeting here in Port St. Joe
Tuesday, July 2, for the, purpose of working on the beginning of
their commercial sub-orbital space program calendar.
Gulf County's St. Joseph Peninsula has-been designated by
Spaceport Florida as the launch site for these probes into space
by educational and commercial ventures. They tell us there is a
long list of commercial entities out there waiting to use ,the
launch facilities for testing, experiments, studies, etc., on vari-
ous sophisticated products, which will keep the local launch site
The Spaceport Florida officials tell us that the launch activi-
ties themselves won't mean all that much, economically, to our
part of the state, but that the support and launch firms locating
assembly points, analysis facilities, study centers, etc., here
near the launch site can mean a good, solid industry for south
Gulf County.
We 'remember when the Air- Force site located on the Penin-
sula back in the late 50's. It" wasn't supposed to rihean all that
much'to our county, but in the succeeding years the tracking
'station had a significant effect on our community. Even though
its activities aren't as large as they once were, the site still is a
solid part of our economy, after more than 30 years of operation.
We feel this can happen from our portion of Spaceport Flori-
da. Even though there are those in Congress who are wanting to
cut back on expenditures for space experiments, the type space
probes we are getting here are only in their infancy.
For whatever good it means to our community, we're pleased
to see the project get under way. We'll welcome the first launch
-sometime in late summer-as we enter the space age here in
Gulf County.
We would even call it fitting that Port St. Joe should have an
Important role in the launching of the State of Florida into state-
hood back in 1838 and now has a significant part to play with
launching the state into the commercial space experimental
Come to think of it, Gulf County has seen a lot of "firsts" in
its history. There was the advent of the state's first steam rail-
road here between Lake Wimico and old St. Joseph; adoption of
the state's first Constitution and now the state's launch into
commercial experimentation in space.
Who knows, there may yet be another "first" or two out there
for us to get involved in at sometime in the future.

Hunker Down with Kes

The Flip Side....

I didn't really know much
about being a father. I just woke
up one day and I was one. The
first baby I ever saw up close and
personal was mine. But heck, I'd
known lots of fathers. I had a
good one. You got to give the or-
ders. You got to make the impor-
tant decisions. You always got the
final word. You were the big boss!
How tough could that be?
Josh was about two weeks
old. He'd cried all night, every
night. I'd just stretched out. I had
to get some sleep tonight. Cathy
laid Josh on the bed to put on a

diaper. She didn't get it on In
time! I've never seen In any of
those How To' books that part
about being baptized In your own
bed by your firstborn who slept
while you worked so he could cry
during your sleep time. I came off
that bed like I was shot out of a
cannon. "Cathy, he Olid that on
The reality of being a father
was kind'a soaking In. This might
not be as easy as my dad made it
And, oh, those long nights
that first year when he would cry.

"Son, where does It hurt? Your
head'? Your stomach? Your leg?" I
used to hold him and think, if
you can Just get big enough to tell
us where it hurts............
Folks. he soon got old enough
to tell us and he did, and he did
and he did........ By then, we were
just a few weeks away from hav-
ing our second son. "Daddy, how
does the baby get out of Mommy's
"Uh, well, uh -"
"Does the stomach just pop
open and the baby hop out?"
"Uh, something like that,

Kesley r
Colbert U

Surely I didn't ask my father
questions like that.
Jesse arrived and! we were
back at square one. Well, not ex-
actly. "Cathy, you put that new-
fangled, disposable, leak-proof,
tape-up Pamper on him, then I'll
get in bed."
It would have been a lot easi-
er if the boys hadn't been so dif-
ferent. You'd hear the crash and
run into Josh's room. The glass
from the light fixture would still
be falling. Smoke was coming out
of the socket. Josh is just catch-
ing the baseball as it rebounds off
the floor. "I don't know what hap-
pened, Dad?" But he's got an I-
do-big-boy look on his face. You
remember back when I was the
son how I wasn't going to whip
my children I was going to rea-
son with them. Well, you can for-:
get that. I pounded that smirk off
his face.
With Jesse, the crash was the:
back window of the shed. He.
couldn't climb the fence to get,
back into the yard with the bat in,
his hand so he just tossed it over:
first glass flew everywhere. I,
rushed to the back, Jess was,
standing there, head down, cry-.
ing his little heart out. How can.
you whip a little fellow in that'
I've heard people say on rais-
ing children, 'You've got to
treat'em all just alike." Listen,
that's easy to say. But how do
you know how to treat'em just
alike! Josh and Jess are so differ-
ent. I don't think :ny father had
these problems. If he did, he never
mentioned them to me.
A couple of years ago the boys
wanted to put a pool in the back-
yard. When I finally quit laugh-'
'ing. I handed each one a shovel..
Gosh, that's something mya father
would haue dne.-- -
-- And lest you think it's beers'
nothing but trouble, let me as-.
sure you I wouldn't trade plac-
es with anyone in the world. I've
got great kids. And what times
we've had. Waiting for the mos-
quito truck. Playing Tarzan.
Floating down the Cascade River
with Grover Cleveland Alexander.
Telling them stories about back
when I was their age. And the ball
games, thank you Lord, for the
ball games.
Yes sir, the boys are O.K. I
think I've kind'a brought'em
around to my way of thinking.
Why, just the other day Jesse
agreed with something I said. I
thought everything was running
along just fine. If this keeps up I
might finally make Father of the -

Josh turned fifteen.
"Son, get off that phone.
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


By: Wesley R. Ramsey

It Would Appear the "Good Old Days" Are Here Today

piece of information I received
here in the office, recently, rein-
forced that cliche like nothing
else could. Things change right
under our nose and usually, it is
so slow and gradual that we nev-
er know it.
The source of this informa-
tion I'm about to give you about
the changing times here in Port
St. Joe during the past 53 years
will startle most of you even
those of you who experienced
these changes even from the be-
All you young people have
heard your plders tell you about
feeding a family of four on only
$5.00 a week, and eating well.
You have heard the tales of rent-
ing a house for $10.00 a month,
and even buying a new car for
less than $1,000, walking to
school two or three miles in one

direction, winter and summer.
You have heard these tales,
but I wonder how many really be-
lieved them?

for this type of travel; these sto-
ries of unbelievably low prices
and what sounded like hardship,
was the amount of the paycheck
in those days. It was also a pay-
check which wasn't cut to shreds
with taxes, like the one is today.
It was a paycheck which seemed
the size of a horse blanket, when,
compared to the size of today's
paycheck, it was about the size of
a postage stamp and a dollar
would buy 33 postage stamps
and a postal card in those days I
am talking about.
While I'm diverted on this
subject, this three cent stamp or
this penny post card would al-
most certainly transport your
message to any address in the
United States in only three days

or less.
Try that today!

THIS PIECE OF information
I came across the other day is a
report on the business communi-
ty here in Port St. Joe in 1938. It
was for a Mr. Wilson, secretary of
the Chamber of Commerce by W.
D. Marks, Personnel Manager of
St. Joe Paper Company.
In the report, Mr. Marks re-
vealed that the paper mill here
paid its officials between $3,000
and $12,000 per year. Weekly
salaries ranged between $20.00
to $75.00. The prevailing wage for
hourly workers was from 40t to
$1.45 per hour.
The plant operated approxi-
mately 350 days a year, utilized
four shifts, working six hours a
day, seven days a week, for a to-
tal of 42 hours a week.
Simple arithmetic reveals
that the lowest salary of 40N per
hour, earned the worker $16.80

per week. And, they came from all
over north Florida, south Ala-
bama and Georgia to get those
Top hourly workers made
$59.90 per week, unless they got
in some overtime.
How does that compare with
you paper mill workers today?
By the way, St. Joe Paper
spent a total of $945,000 a year
for short cut pulpwood in those
days. That equates out to $6.00
per unit [1 1/4 cords] for stump-
age, producer, freight and labor.

mill operation here in Port St. Joe
in those days, named Kenney's
Mill and later changed to St. Joe
Lumber and Export Company.
The mill, located where the
Wastewater Treatment Plant is to-
day, employed 300 to 400 work-
ers, most of whom lived in com-
pany housing across from the

Those 300 to 400 men re-
quired a payroll of $6,000 a week.
This means they made from
$15.00 to $20.00 a week, depend-
ing on how many employees there
actually were.
This lumber mill went on to
operate seven days a week, 24
hours a day during the war years
and was a huge blow to the city's
financial base, when it shut down
in the mid-50's, when the saw
logs were cut out.
There was a small R. R.
Hodges Lumber Company here in
1938, which had 12 employees
with a weekly payroll of $225.00.

ed on a much smaller scale than
they do today, but their pay was
just a drop in the bucket com-
pared to their impact today.
The Apalachicola Northern
Railroad Company also operated
the St. Joseph Telephone and Tel-
egraph Company in those days,

with J. L. Sharit, a long-time
Mayor of the town, in charge of
both companies.
The two firms had a total of
200 employees and served from
Port St. Joe to Chattahoochee.
The railroad had an average
weekly payroll of $15,332.50 and
the telephone company paid its
employees $776.00 per week.
Pate Stevedoring Company
[no relation to the present Mayor]
maintained a freight gang of 250
men for a lively water shipping
business operated over the docks.
This was mostly common labor
and the weekly payroll [mostly fo'
part-time work] was $800.00.
St. Joseph Land and Develop-
ment Company had 10 employees
and paid them $550 a week.
Florida Menhaden Company
pogeyy plant] had an annual pay-
roll of $50,000, but was shutting
down in 1938.
What about those Good Old

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--- St. Joseph Bay Tide Table
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
SJune 28 11:51 a.m. H 1.7 10:41 p.m. L -.1
// June 29 12:26 p.m. H 1.7 11:06 p.m. L .0
June 30 12:55 p.m. H 1.5 11:20 p.m. L .1
July01 1:23 p.m. H 1.4 11:.2 p.m. L .3
July 02 1:39 p.m. H 1.2 10:8 p.m. L ..4
-.. July 03 12:15 p.m. H .9 9:54 p.m. L .6
.. July 04 6:49 a.m. H 1.0 6:24 p.m. L .5

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Wendell Campbell

The Wonderful World of Golf
Several days ago I decided it was time to take an afternoon
off and relax a little. Several people told me the fishing wasn't
good and I didn't feel like visiting my sick sister and hearing
more about the "church people: so I elected to play a round of
It had been about six months since I had played, but I carry
a ten (10) handicap so I felt I could hold my own with some of my
friends who play on a regular basis. I sh6t the worst round of golf
I've shot in years and am still trying to figure out how to pay
them off.
I was feeling good the day we played, right up until we teed
off. From that point on it was downhill. When I thought it
couldn't get worse, it did! The few times I hit a good shot, I fol-
lowed it up with about five that were awful. If you've ever played
golf you know what I mean.
After the second hole I began to wonder what was going on.
Was there a mass conspiracy to bankrupt me? Had someone al-
tered my clubs so they would shank every other shot I hit? Or
had lady luck just abandoned me at the time I needed her most?
Finally, the same resounding question came at me time and time
again: what was I doing out on this golf course?
I wondered about several things and finally began to make
mental notes about golf and, in particular, the game I was in-
volved in. Below are a few of my thoughts during that round:
*How can a person go to a golf course feeling so good and
play so badly?
*How can a person design a golf course and put trees, sand
traps and water in the exact place I hit my ball on each hole?
*Why do I go to the golf course thinking I might "par" the
course when I know it utterly impossible. but I keep on hop-
ing and playing!
*What is it that when I hit the longest and best drive that I
hit the worst second shot in the group?
*Why is it that the easiest putt to make is a 30-footer when
I'm putting for an eight and someone else has chipped in for a
*Why do I get the feeling that everyone else is hoping I mess
up like I did that day except my partner? I also get the feeling my
partner is hoping I will drop out after the first few holes.
*Why is it that those who are five holes up are always the
ones laughing and having fun and my partner and I are cussing
and arguing with one another?
*How can golf look so easy on T.V. and be so dam hard when
I try to play it?
*Why do I always buy defective balls? They won't go nearly as
far as the ones I bought five or six years ago.
*Why is every new set of clubs I buy knocked out of align-
ment after the first round or two?
*Finally, why do I play golf? Golf is a game for people with
plenty of time and money and I don't have either. Besides that,
what do I expect to accomplish if I did par the course? I would go
out the next time and want to shoot the course record and what
would I accomplish if I did that?
Some advice for those who play golf or are thinking about
starting: If you have Just started, STOP! If you're thinking about
starting, D6ON't
I hate that game, but it sure is fun when you're playing well!
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Turtle Nest

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It has been many, many years since a sea turtle has
made a nest at St. Joe Beach and deposited its clutch of
eggs there, to allow the warm sun to hatch them out.
A little more than a week ago, a sea turtle crawled out
of the Gulf of Mexico at some time during the night and
made herself a nest between the Gulf Aire Town House
apartments and the surf. The turtle crawl and the nest
were discovered the next morning, and were reported to
The Star by Gannon Buzzett, who has a unit in one of the
town houses.
The nest has since been marked off by authorities and
declared off-limits to pedestrians, pets and motorized vehi-
cles. In other words, they want everything and everybody to
stay away from the nest and give the turtles a chance to
hatch out and make their way back into the Gulf.
The turtles nest fairly often out on St. Joseph Peninsu-
la, but that's the first one on St. Joe Beach in a while!

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Citizens Need to Look Around

To the Editor:
Gulf County citizens have
waited a long time for the funds
to be approved to pave roads and
streets that are in bad shape.
When paving finally started in
the Wewahitchka area, the priori-
ty seemed to change; it went from
roads and streets, to private
I feel some things have gotten
out of control between some spe-
cial interest groups and some
contractors. Gulf County citizens

(From Page 2)
You've been on that thing for sev-
enteen straight hours. Is the re-
ceiver stuck to your ear?
"Aw Dad, it's only been five
minutes. Can I go to the dance?
You're the only parent who al-
ways says no."
"Aw Dad."
The big thing now, of course,
is the truck. "It's got to be four-
wheel drive, Dad. And gray, with
a black stripe."
"Son, a truck would be nice.
Here's what you do. Get a Job and
save your money.........."
It's amazing. I sound just like
my father.
God knew what he was doing
when he created the Father-Son
relationship. He knew it wouldn't
be easy. Both sides would have to
work hard at it that's the only
way it could be so special.

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have waited a long time for the
funds to do this paving of roads
and streets and it's a shame that
work was slowed down to pave
private driveways.
It looks like some of our con-
cerned leaders that are suppose
to look after our (county) welfare
are more concerned for them-
I feel the citizens of Gulf
County should get more con-
cerned and start looking around
and let's find out what's going on
in (OUR) county. I don't feel it
takes much looking in the north
end of the county to see the prob-
lems we face in our county, and
see the things going on, that
shouldn't be.
Hinton Hamm
Wewahitchka, FL

Thank You
To the Citizens of Gulf
On behalf of the United
States Marine Corps and all of
the fighting servicemen and wom-
en, I would like to say thank you
for your prayers, wonderful let-
ters, and gracious gifts,
I would like once again to
send my deepest thanks and grat-
itude to all of the people here in
Gulf County.
Lcpl. Darrin Ryan Callaway
United States Marine Corps

uled to be launched in September
or October of this year, with the
Information gathered being used
for weather related projects.
The reason for the uncertain-
ty as to the first shot day is
caused by a delay in. reviewing
the environmental permit approv-
The first shot will be conduct-
ed by FSU personnel and will be
into the upper atmosphere.
Tuesday's meeting is de-
signed to establish a finalized
mission summary for the Cape
site. The Cape San Blas launch
site is one of two commercial
launch installations, being devel-
oped in Florida. The local opera-

Good Job!
To the Editor:
Even though it's been 24
years since I left Port St. Joe, I
still enjoy reading The Star. Al-
most every week there's some-
thing about one of my former stu-
dents or their children.
My years of teaching in P.S.J.
were some of my best. Your
daughter Carol was one of my
fifth graders and I read some-
thing about her family recently.
Keep doing the good job
you've always done and I'll keep
subscribing to The Star. Retirees
need lots to read.
Mary Grace Smith
Cullman, AL

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Steve and Doreen Mork are
proud to announce the birth of
their daughter, Toya Marie, born
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I would like to take this op-
portunity to express my sincere
appreciation for the many acts of
kindness shown to me and my
family during my recent hospitali-
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Thank you for the calls,
cards, flowers, visits and most es-
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you in a very special way.
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Kelli Hanlon and Scott Renshaw
Couple to Wed
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hanlon of Port St. Joe have announced
the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelli
Rachelle Hanlon, to Colley Scott Renshaw, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph A. Renshaw of Fort Walton Beach.
The bride-elect is a 1988 graduate of A. Crawford Mosley High
School.- She is presently attending Harding University.
Her fiance is a 1988 graduate of Choctawhatchee High School.
He is presently attending Harding University.
The wedding is planned for August 10 at p.m. at First
Presbyterian Church in Panama City. A reception will immediately
follow in the fellowship hall of the church. All friends and relatives
are invited to attend.

Class of '82
Looking for
The Port St. Joe High School
Class of 1982 is currently looking
for graduating class members in-
terested in planning a 10 year
class reunion. If you are interest-
ed, or if you have names and ad-
dresses of 1982 graduates, please
contact Jake Tankersley 229-
6372, Dawn Bond Sasser 227-
7377, or Katrina Daniels Ethe-
ridge 648-5001 and leave a mes-
sage if there is no answer.

Retired Educators'
Annual Picnic Set
All local retired educators and
their families are invited to the
annual Gulf County Retired Edu-
cator's annual picnic to be held at
Sara Fite's Home at 118 S. 42nd
Street in Mexico Beach on July 9.
All attending are asked to con-
tribute food. Drinks and eating
utensils will be furnished. Those
bringing grandchildren or want to
go swimming themselves may
come any time in the morning, or
stay in the afternoon. Food will be
served at 12 noon, ET.

Mary Lou & Marvin Bearden

Beardens to
Celebrate 35th.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Bearden
will celebrate their 35th wedding
anniversary this Saturday with a
family get together. Marvin and
Mary Lou were married on June
29th, 1956, and moved to Port St.
Joe from Holmes County in Au-
gust of that year.
They have three children and
one grandchild.

United Methodist Church. The
Rev. Bill Bugna performed the
ceremony. A reception followed in
the church's fellowship hall.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert James Six,
Jr. of Port St..Joe, and the groom
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry
Wayne Yelverton of Pensacola.
Maid of honor was Lisa
Holmes, Pensacola. Best man was
Mark Yelverton, brother of the
groom, Pensacola.
Groomsmen were Randy Ben-
sley, Pensacola, and Jimmy Six,
brother of the bride, Jacksonville.
Ushers were Kevin Ansley, At-
lanta: Danny Bensley, Pensacola;

and Ken Weinstock, Dunwoody.
The bride is a graduate of
Port St. Joe High School and the
University of West Florida, where
she received her bachelor's degree
in systems and control engineer-
The groom is a graduate of
Pine Forest High School and the
University of West Florida, where
he received his bachelor's degree
in accounting. He is an internal
auditor at Southern Company
Services, Atlanta.
The couple took a wedding
trip to Forrest Hills, Georgia, and
now reside in Norcross, Georgia.

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Kristen Suit In
Who's Who
Kristen Suit has been nomi-
nated for the 25th Annual Edition
of Who's Who Among High School
students, an honor reserved for
five percent of the high school
students in the United States.
Who's Who recognizes the
,achievements of outstanding
studies who have contributed to
their schools and communities.
Kristen was a junior at Port
St. Joe High School this past
year. She has been accepted for
the early college admissions pro-
gram and will be attending Gulf
Coast Community College in the
fall. She is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. David Price of St. Joe


Michael and Maxine Latta are
proud to announce the birth of
their daughter, Andria Michelle
Latta on May 9th. She weighed
eight pounds, 13 ounces, and
was 20 7/8 inches long.
Her maternal grandparents
are Huston and Audrey Hardy of
White City. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Patricia Latta of High-
land View, and Charley Latta of
Alexandria, La. Paternal great
grandparents are Mrs. Joseph
Browning and IVMr. Dollie Weeks
of Columbus, Ga. and Mrs. Annie
Mae Abrams of Childersburg, Ala.

Josie Lauren Sundie
It's A Gir
Lauren and Steve Sundie of
Panama City announce the birth
of their daughter, Josie Lauren,
on June 4, at Gulf Coast Hospital
in Panama City. She weighed
nine pounds and one-half ounce
and was 21 inches long.
Josie is the granddaughter of
Charlene and Herbert Smith of
Panama City, and the late Shirley
and Lloyd Sundle of Panama City.
She Is the great-granddaughter of
Mary and Bob Smith of White
City and the late Josle and
Charles Odom of Panama City.

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(From Page 1)

$22,000 of the tax payers' money,
wit our financial condition as it
is?" Creamer said he had no
problem with that and continued
with his support of the purchase
of the Ford trucks. A vote was
taken and Commissioners Al Ray
and Nathan Peters voted with
Before the matter was finally

completed, Creamer agreed to
back off from his motion, tabling
the matter until a special session
Thursday afternoon, with Peters
and Ray agreeing to the post-
Bids were received by the
Board for Phase III of the bonded
county-wide paving project.

Phase III includes Port St. Joe,
the Beaches, and Highland View.
Collectively, there is about $1
million in paving money available
in this phase.
Two bids were received, with
Florida Asphalt of Panama City
being the low bidder on the total
project. The other bidder, C. W.
Roberts Construction Company of
Hosford was close behind Florida
Asphalt in pricing the project.
Both bidders entered prices
which exceeded the money availa-
ble. Included in the project were



several variables which would
both increase and decrease the
price of the completed project.
The bids will be studied, tak-
ing these options into considera-
tion and the need to cut some
projects to come within the mon-
ey available, before determining
who is actually the low bidder.
The total bids received were
$1.3 million from Florida Asphalt
and $1.4 million from Roberts.
The variables included pricing for
new and re-surfacing paving pro-

-The Board approved a
grant to Wewahitchka of $500 to
be used for July Fourth celebra-
tion activities. After objections be-
cause of tight budget constraints,
the Board agreed to give $500 to
the City of Port St. Joe also.
-Agreed to allow Sam Graves
to close down the County's entire
solid waste operation for the July
Fourth holiday, including the
compacting stations and landfill




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Office: 229-6514
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FINANCING Financing will be arranged on the spot
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rt~~.xr~ oil THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1991

'Freedom Flame"
Mayor Frank Pate signed a proclama-
tion Tuesday evening, proclaiming 'Free-
dom Flame Support" day here in Port St.
Joe for Wednesday of next week. Mayor

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New Jersey Bishop

Is Appointed for

Northwest Florida
Bishop John M. Smith of Newark, New Jersey has been ap-
pointed the third bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pensacola-
Tallahassee, it was announced Tuesday.
Bishop Smith, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New-
ark, will fill a position that has been vacant for about 11 months.
His predecessor, Bishop J. Keith Symons, was installed as the
bishop of the Diocese of Palm Beach, FL on July 31, 1990.
Bishop Smith, a priest of the Newark archdiocese before his
appointment there as an auxiliary bishop in 1987, has been serv-
ing as vicar general of Newark since 1986.
Plans for the installation of Bishop Smith have not yet been
The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee comprises 18 counties
in northwest Florida, from-and including-Escambia on the west,
to Madison and Taylor on the east. The area is 14,044 square
miles with 52,500 Catholics in this diocese.

Card of Thanks
I wish to thank Father Thom
and the friends/parishioners of
St. Joseph's Catholic Church for
their words and expressions of
sympathy during the recent loss
of my son, Robert. With the love
and support of my many friends
In Port St. Joe, will be able to find
strength and comfort in the days
ahead. Your concern, prayers and
encouragement are greatly appre-
Fred McCormick

Revival at
Amazing Grace
Pastor Robert Lowery Invites
the community to attend a revival
at the Amazing Grace Apostolic
Church, Robbins Avenue, begin-
ning July 1 through 5 at 7:30
p.m. nightly. Guest speaker will
be missionary Sylvia Jackson.

From the parents and family
of foAnn Jamison, on this June 24,
1991 (her 28th birthday) to the
Port St. Joe fr.-Sr. 9igh School
graduating class of 1981.
Our hearts are deeply touched
by your remembrance of our loved
one. She truly was a radiant lgiht
to our lives. lliank. you and god
bless you.

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Available at
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401 Reid Ave.

Zion Fair to
Greet New
Pastor Sunday
The members of Zion Fair
Missionary Baptist Church ex-
tend a cordial invitation to the
community to attend the instal-
lation service for their new pas-
tor, Reverend Frank Jones. The
installation service will be this
Sunday, June 30, at four p.m. at
the church, located on Avenue C,
Port St. Joe.

Seniors to Meet at Overstreet

The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Association will be meeting
on Tuesday, July 2, at 10:30 a.m.
EDT, at the Overstreet Fire De-
partment. The needs of the elder-

ly in the Overstreet area will be
the topic of discussion, and all in-
terested citizens are invited to at-
tend and provide Input.


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Fri. & Saturday from 10 a.m. till 12 midnight
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Pate is shown, above, signing the proc
tion while Commissioners Charles T
and Bill Wood, Chamber of Commerce
utive director, Tamara Laine and Co
sioner Johnny Linton look on. Commi
er Edwin Williams was not present
signing. See story on Page One of this
of The Star.

SSam Pridgeon
Emmett M. (Sam) Pridgeon,
71, of Wewahitchka, passed away
Tuesday, June 18, at his home.
He was a native of Wewahitchka
and had lived there most of his
Survivors Include his son,
Daniel E. Pridgeon of Alford;
three grandchildren;, two broth-
ers, Harland 0. Pridgeon and
John H. Pridgeon, both of Wewa-
hitchka; three sisters, Alma Lee
Jones and Minnie Ola McDaniel,
both of Wewahitchka, and Evelyn
M. Coln of Colorado.
Graveside funeral services
were held Saturday at Jehu Ce-
metery with Rev. Paul Hall offi-
ciating. Interment followed.
All services were under the di-
rection of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Robert McCormick
Robert J. McCormick, 56, of
Dallas, Texas, died Sunday, June
16 at Parkland Hospital, Dallas,
Texas. He was a graduate of
Brooklyn Polytech, and was a
chemical engineer and vice presi-
dent of Occidental Chemical Cor-
poration, Dallas, Texas, for 10
He is survived by his wife,
Kathleen McCormick of Dallas;
his father, Frederick McCormick
*lama- of Port St. Joe; two sons, Glenn
?harpe McCormick of Hartford, and Phil-
exec- lip McCormick of Dallas, Texas;
nmmis- three daughters, Erin McCormick
ission- of San Francisco, Calif., Tara,
at the and Megan McCormick, both of
issue Dallas, Texas; and a sister, Doro-
thy Miller of Panama City.
The funeral was Friday, June
21 at the Vincent Funeral Home.


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Final Pump House

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City crews demolished the last remaining
pump house from Port St. Joe's original water
system this week, when they dismantled and
hauled off the last of two pump houses which
formerly were located on Garrison Avenue.
I A few years ago, Faith Christian School pur-
chased the site on which the second pump
house stood, near 20th Street. The most recent
demolition erases all signs of the City's initial
water system.
Before you start pointing to the house on
Long Avenue, under the water tower as the last
remaining evidence that there was once a sys-
tem here which could rust the bottom out of a
cast iron skillet in a little more than 10 min-
utes, this building, nor the tower there, were a
part of the original system.
The first water system was heavily loaded
with iron and sulphur. It was considered to be
the water heater manufacturer's best friend,

because it could make the need to purchase a
new one almost a semi-annual event in a home
owner's life. It left rings in bathtubs which per-
sist even to this day in tubs which were in use
at that time.

In the early 40's, Mrs. A. I. duPont present-
ed the city with a filtering system for the un-
popular water supply, and the building was
constructed to house the filter system. In the
beginning, there was only one tower, and it was
taken down several years ago, when the new
350,000 gallon storage tank was built near the
Elementary School.
The old wells on Garrison were kept opera-
ble until just the past few years, in case of an
emergency. They were never used and finally
the decision was made to abandon the wells
and dispose of the property. This week's action
wiped that part of past history off the map.

Keep Fourth of July Safe:

Avoid Fireworks Risks

by Bob Crawford
Comm. of Agriculture
Brilliant firework displays,
family gatherings and bountiful
feasts help celebrate our nation's
birthday on July Fourth. The
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services warns
consumers of the hazards asso-

ciated with using fireworks, espe-
cially those that are illegal. Also,
spectators at community fire-
works displays should stay within
designated safety areas to avoid
being showered with errant
sparks or gunpowder.
In 1990, more than 12,000
fireworks-related injuries were

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treated in hospital emergency
rooms across the nation. The in-
juries occurred to a cross-section
of the population. Children be-
tween the ages of 5 and 14 repre-
sented 35 percent of firework-
related injuries, young adults
aged 15 to 24 represented 27 per-
cent, and adults aged 25 to 64
constituted 33 percent.
'Devices known as "M-80's",
"Silver Salutes", "Cherry Bombs"
and "Blockbusters" are prohibited
under the Federal Hazardous
Substance Act and are illegal in
Florida. Also banned are fire-
works containing more than two
grains of powder, kits used to
build illegal fireworks, homemade
fireworks and those types
brought in from another country
that have not been inspected by
U.S. Customs. These devices may
have faulty fuses, too much gun-
powder or hard casings that frag-
ment after the device explodes.
Florida has one of the strict-
est fireworks lawns in the nation.
Florida allows only the use of
Class C labeled fireworks. Class
C fireworks are sparkler types
that do not contain more than 50
milligrams of powder. Consumers
are urged to report anyone sus-
pected of selling illegal or unsafe
fireworks by calling the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services at 1-800-342-
2176 or their local law enforce-
ment agency.
Consumers should observe
the following safety tips when us-
ing fireworks:
*Always follow the stated di-
e*Do not let children play with
any fireworks.
*Light only one device at a
eIgnite fireworks outdoors
*Never attempt to relight a
malfunctioned device.
*Keep all sparklers away from
hair and face, and have water

Girls' Allstar Team
The group of young ladies pictured above will
represent Port St. Joe in an ASA sanctioned tour-
nament this weekend, June 29-30, in Niceville.
The girls are Allstars selected from the 10-12
year old girls league composed of Citizens' Feder-
al, First Union Bank, Sports Connection and Ren-
fro Rockets.
Shown kneeling, from left, are: Leigh Law-
rence, Karen Clark, Sherri Hamilton, Brooke Kos-
tic and Kayce Knox. Standing, from left, Coach

Lisa Kostic, Christy Wood, Misty Wood, Olivia
Kumarickal, Gena Johnson, Stephanie Maxwell,
Molly Jones, Jolynne Parker, Coach Ruby Knox
and Coach Steve Lawrence. Not pictured is Pam
These thirteen young girls are diligently
working to make money for the trip, and extend
their thanks to everyone who has donated or
bought tickets.
Girls need the opportunity to learn about be-
ing on a team and this Allstar team is proud to be
your Port St. Joe Allstars, and able to represent
you in postseason play. -Star photo


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different medicines in our prescription laboratory. Each one
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are stored properly to preserve their potency and many of 3
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Krafties i

The Krafties, winners of the Port St. Joe
Dixie Youth regular season for the past six
years, again proved to be dominant in Dis-
trict IV, as they won the District League
Championship last Friday evening. The Kra-
fites had to come from the loser's bracket
and defeat CWA of Lynn Haven twice to take.
the championship and bragging rights as the
best 10-12 year old team in District IV.
The Krafties have proved to be a force to
be reckoned with over the past five years as
they finished third in the District in 1987
and 1990 and won the District in 1988,
1989 and 1991. Other leagues in the District
are: Mid City, Callaway, Bayou George, Lynn
Haven and Parker.
The heart of the Krafties line-up batted
over .400 in the tournament. Leading batter
was Ryan Yeager with .579 and one home-
run, Brian Jenkins .500 with three home-
runs, Jesse Colbert .444, Doyle Crosby .278
with one homerun and Tyson Pittman with a
.438 average.
According to Warren Yeager, head coach
of the Krafties, the highlight of the week-
long tournament was being able to come
back out of the loser's bracket and beat
CWA twice. "Our defense finally came
around and began playing dolid, and CWA

the evening. Yeager pitched the first .five in-
nings before having to be relieved because
he had pitched 13 innings in the tourna-
ment. He allowed only two hits, and struck
out seven while only walking one CWA bat-
ter. Jenkins pitched the final inning and had
two strikeouts and two walks.
Colbert and Pittman each had two sin-
gles; with Yeager, Crosby, Chad Thompson
and Jamie White with a single.
Krafties 002000-280
CWA 000000-020
The Krafties took advantage of CWA's
weak pitching Friday evening and banged
out six hits, while Crosby only allowed two.
He gave up one run in the bottom of the
fourth while recording four strike-outs and
one walk. Jenkins, the Kraftie's prime relief
man; came on in the sixth and shut Lynn
Haven down, as he recorded one strikeout
and the Kraftle defense accounted for the
other two outs in the inning.
Jenkins had a single and double, with
Josh Kostic havign two singles and Yeager
and Pittman a single each.
Krafties 003010-461
CWA 00010 0-121

From left: Coach Scott Gowan, Shannon Gant, Damien Byrd,
Bryan Earley, Scott Boykin, Lee Duren, John Bryant and Chris


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The Port St. Joe All-Stars
were supposed to play at 7:00
p.m. Wednesday evening, weather
permitting, against Bayou
George. A win would put them
playing Thursday at 7:00.

Team members are: James
Daniels, Brett Jeffcoat, Ryan Ste-
phens, Ashley Stephens, Jon
Heher, Brad Knox, Stephanie Ow-
ens, Clay Smallwood, Travis
Woullard, Jacob Tankersley,
Craig Phillips, Michael Davis and
Jeffie Hayes.

DISTRICT IV CHAMPIONS: Kneeling, from.-left: Nick Sweazy,
Travis Jenkins, Chad Thompson, Jesse Colbert and Tyson Pittman.
Standing, Warren Yeager, Brian Jenkins, Ryan Yeager, Doyle Cros-
by,-Seth Campbell, Josh Kostic, John Crosby and Jamie White.

All Members of Track
AMinor League Tournament

Club Qualif-y for AAU The minor league all stars of Joe's pitching gave up only five
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This past weekend, seven
members of the Port St. Joe
Track Club competed in the Flori-
da AAU National qualifier track
and field meet in Lake Mary. The
top three finishers in each event
qualified for the 25th AAU Nation-
al Junior Olympic Games in Tal-
lahassee on July 31 August 3.
The club captured six gold
medals, one silver medal, one
bronze medal and qualified seven
runners for next month's Nation-
al Junior Olympics.
Luke Taunton competed in

4-H Horse Show
Sat. In Wewa -
Gulf County 4-H Club will be
having a horse show at the Mi-
chael Traylor Arena at T.L. James
Park in Wewahitchka on Satur-
day, June 29 starting -at 3:00
p.m. CT.
The Club will be selling bar-
becued ribs and chicken dinners.
You will see the kids who won
at the district 4-H Show ride. At-
tend and enjoy a fun family after-
noon with the Gulf County 4-H

the midget division (11-12 years).
Luke placed first in the 800 me-
ters (2:32.6) and the 1500 meters
John Bryant, Bryan Earley,
and Chris Rudd competed in the
junior division (13-14 years).
John placed first in the 800 me-
ters (2:33.1), Bryan placed first in
the 1500 meters (5:04.9), and
Chris placed fifth in the 400 me-
ters (65.3), and third in the 800
meters (3:11.9).
Lee Duren and Shannon Gant
competed in the intermediate di-
vision (15-16 years). Lee placed
first in the 1500 meters (5:05.4).
Shannon placed fourth in the 800
meters (2:33.5), and first in the
3000 meters (11:07.7).
Scott Boykin competed in the
senior division (17-18 years).
Scott finished second in the 3000
meters with a time of 10:07.6.
To prepare for the National
Junior Olympics, the track club
will participate in two TAC track
and field meets. Saturday, the
club will compete in the TAC Re-
gional Qualifying meet in Talla-
hassee. The top three finishers in
each event will qualify for the
Sunshine State Games in Saraso-
ta on July 12-13.

Port St. Joe s Duie Xouth uase-
ball (8-10 year olds) entered a
tournament this week at Lynn
Haven and tl4us far have a 1-1
record in the tourney.
Callaway walked 14 batters
and gave up nine hits as Port St.
Joe demolished them 15-4 Mon-
day evening. Brett Jeffcoat and
Travis Woullard led St. Joe's hit-
ting with a single and a double
each. Stephanie Owens and Ryan
Stephens each had two singles
and James Daniels a single to ac-
count for the rest of St. Joe's hits.
Pitching duties were shared
by James Daniels, Ashley Ste-
phens and Ryan Stephens, each
pitching two innings. Port St.

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nine batters.
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A driving rainstorm at 11:15
p.m. Tuesday night halted the
game between Lynn Haven and
Port St. Joe and gave the Lynn
Haven team a victory. After start-
ing two hours late because of
rain, the game was called in the
top of the sixth inning as the St.
Joe outfield couldn't see in the
driving rain and gave up two hits.
James Daniels, Clay Small-
wood and Ryan Stephens each
had a double, and Jon Heher had
a single in the game.

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cDental Healtll


You have just completed
your regular dental checkup.
You breathe a deep sigh of re-
lief. "No cavities, but your gums
are in poor shape." You are mis-
takenly relieved. The sad fact is
that more teeth are lost because
of periodontal disease (gum dis-
ease) than from any other fac-
tor, including cavities.
Fortunately, it can be treat-
ed successfully if it is diagnosed
early. Unfortunately, you have
no way of knowing of its onset
other than by dental examina-
tion because there is normally
no pain or other symptoms in its
.arly stages.
Once this silent disorder
advances, though, the gums
and even the jawbone may be-
come inflamed and eventually

break dow. But this extreme can
be avoided if the dentist regular-
ly examines your mouth both
visually and with x-rays. He can
determine whether there have
been any changes in the mouth
tissues or the bone around your
teeth. He will also look for early
tooth decay, impaction, tumors
in the jaw area and abscesses
in tooth roots.
To insure healthy gums and
teeth, you must combine regular
dental examinations with effec-
tive brushing and flossing.

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ran out of pitching in the last games."
The Krafties started the tournament off
on Saturday, June 15, with a 23-9 win over
Mid City, and a 8-2 win over Callaway before
losing to CWA on Tuesday of last week 12-5.
They played Callaway again Wednesday and
defeated them 5-0, and met CWA in the win-
ner's bracket Thursday evening and beat
them 2-0. With one loss each, they squared
off again Friday and the Krafties won 4-1 to
take the trophy. .
Doyle Crosby and Brian Jenkins com-
bined to shut out Callaway Wednesday.
Crosby pitched four innings, and allowed
only two hits while striking out three and
walking three. Jenkins came on in relief in
the fifth and retired the side both Innings,
as he gave up no hits, while striking out five.
Ryan Yeager led the Kraftie hitting with
a single and a double, Jesse Colbert had two
singles; Crosby had a homerun and Tyson
Pittman and Josh Kostic each had a single.
Callaway 00 0 0 0 0-0 2 0
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The Krafties played solid defensive base-
ball while holding CWA to only two hits on



Patrol Predicts 36 Will Die On Florida Highways

The Florida Highway Patrol is predict-
ing that 36 persons will lose their lives in
traffic crashes during the upcoming 102-
hour Independence Day holiday period,
beginning 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 3,
and ending midnight, Sunday, July 7.
This prediction equates to one highway
death every two hours and 50 minutes.
'With the Independent Day holiday
falling on Thursday this year and the
school year ended, a number of motorists
will take advantage of a long weekend to
enjoy many special Fourth of July cele-
brations and activities statewide," stated

Patrol Director Bobby R. Burkett.
Motorists are encouraged to use a
designat-ed driver during those occasions
when alcoholic beverages will be con-
sumed during the holiday weekend.
The Florida Highway Patrol will use
all available troopers during the period
with enforcement emphasis on DUI,
speed, and occupant restraint violations.
This holiday period will also mark a
second special emphasis of the Operation
Buckle Down campaign to increase safety
belt usage in Florida. Motorists are being

asked to wear their safety belts and pro-
vide proper restraints for child passen-
"Unfortunately, 11, persons fatally in-
jured last year during the Independence
day holiday were not wearing safety belts
although they were available in their ve-
hicles," added Director Burkett.
'The Florida Highway Patrol encour-
ages all motorists to exercise caution
during the long Fourth of July weekend
and take a few extra seconds to buckle-
up during their holiday travels," conclud-,
ed Director Burkett.

"Most of the state's drinking wa-
ter comes from ground 'water
[wells] and there is a concern that
this water not become contami-
nated," Kent said. This concern
has set off all kinds of alarms
such as testing for leaks in un-
derground petroleum tanks, sep-
tic tank installation rules and a
number of other activities which
may affect pollution in ground
water supplies.

From Indian Pass
to Mexico Beach
and Port St. Joe to
Wewahitchka, The
Star is your news


Stable Living

.1 Conditions Needed

By Children

.;. By
,* Elizabeth C. Jones, M.D.
Those who Come from close knit loving families never question
the value of such upbringing. To know that you are loved and ac-
cepted no matter what is invaluable. The all important ego is nur-
tured and develops best in good family situations.
Does it mean that all is lost if for some reason an optimal fami-
ly situation is not possible? Nol One works with what he has and
accentuates the positive by downplaying the negatives.
It is inexcusable for divorced parents to use the children to con-
tinue their battles. No child likes to have his mother or father bad
mouthed by the other parent. This is usually done to force the child
to take sides and he does not want to do this.
If a father does not provide the needed support for the family,
the children will know this as they get older without the mother
continually saying what a bad father he is not to provide as he
What is a mother to do if her children, particularly boys, need a
father figure? She can utilize other members of her family a
grandfather, an uncle, a close family friend. In essence the child be-
comes a "child of the family". The concept has been used to help the
mother and the child and share the child rearing responsibilities.
It does not help and usually makes matters worse for the moth-
er to have a succession of "friends in residence." The friend has no
role of authority and because he is there, the mother's position with
the child is often weakened.
Young children, particularly, need stable living conditions. They
respond best if breakfast, lunch and dinner are somewhat at regu-
lar times. Nap time and bedtime should also occur at relatively the
same time each day. That does not mean that one cannot deviate
from the routines with planning for an early nap or late bedtime if
something special comes up but usually the routine should re-
main the same.
Ultimately, it is the family responsibility to see that children get
what they need. This may be food, health care, discipline, educa-
tion, moral values and love. When the family breaks down, often the
state will step in and assume the care. Regulatory agencies do this
because it is necessary not because it is ideal.
...f Children need families. Famflies .ftinctionbeter_,than,,agencies
for child rearing. Government should have no place in child rearing
in an ideal world. American ideals of fulfillment of self are best real-
ized by adults who have had a stable upbringing. Children raised
collectively in a kibbutz or commune are imbued with concepts of
common good and governmental good and do not strive to do and
become the very best possible individually.
With persistence and work, families can get what is needed for
their children. Children with disabilities and chronic conditions can
get help from Children's Medical Services. Deaf children can receive
special education to overcome the disability. Special programs exist
for almost any special problem. No country in the world offers so
many opportunities and choices.
The best parents can do is offer a stable environment for their
special children to enable them to get the most possible out of ser-
vices offered. No country has unlimited resources and waste is un-

Yellow Fever Nudged

State to Create the

Department of Health

(and Destroyed Old St. Joseph)

It's interesting to know that
yellow fever, the disease which
destroyed old St. Joseph and se-
verely crippled many other early
Florida towns and settlements,
was also responsible for estab-
lishing the Florida Department of
Health, one of the earliest govern-
ment-supported services in the
Verna Mathes, director of
nursing for the Gulf County
Health Department, told Rotari-
ans last Thursday that the ser-
vice was first established in 1888
after Jacksonville became the lat-
est victim of the yellow fever dis-
ease, when 5000 contracted the
fever and 400 died.
Yellow fever was common in
Florida in those days, brought
into the state by ships' crews en-
tering Florida ports from Caribbe-
an Island ports, and South and
Central American countries,
where the disease was rampant.
A sailing ship and its crew
brought the fever to old St Jo-
seph, causing wholesale deaths
and putting the death blow on
the old city, which was already
reeling under economic problems.
SMathes said the fever and
cholera were substantial prob-
lems in the state until the turn of
the century, when the new De-
partment of Health began to
make inroads on the causes of
the diseases.
Dr. Joseph Y. Parker of Key
West was the first health officer
for the state. Dr. Parker, himself,
had been a victim of yellow fever,
and had recovered from the mos-
quito-borne disease.
She pointed out that the De-
partment was first formed to
serves an arm of prevention for
communicable diseases such as

the fever, malaria, cholera, tuber-
culosis, typhoid, diphtheria, teta-
nus, polio, etc. Preventive medi-
cine is still the main
responsibility of the service.
The Health Department was
first introduced into Gulf County
in 1936, operating out of a small
dwelling house on Sixth Street It
moved into its present home in
Doug Kent, environmentalist
for the Health Department center,
reported that a recent diagnosed
case of malaria in the Willis Land-
ing area was the first to be report-
ed in Gulf County in 50 years.
'This case was brought in by a
migrant laborer and' there have
been no further outbreaks of the
disease," Kent said.
Kent said the department is
in the midst of changing many of
its rules and regulations, espe-
cially targeting drinking water
purity throughout the state.

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New Tax Bill Increases Allure of Municipal Bond Investments

By Bill Cordell
Financial Consultant
The new legislation recently
signed by President Bush could
have an impact on your invest-
ment portfolio as well as your
The legislation eliminated the
33 percent marginal tax bracket
and replaced it with a new 31
percent federal tax bracket. How-
ever, you could pay taxes at an
effective rate even higher than 31
percent because of provisions
which phase-out personal exemp-
tions and reduce itemized deduc-
tions for higher-income taxpay-
ers. As a result, some taxpayers
in the 33 percent bracket may
not see any tax cut at all and
high-income taxpayers formerly
in the 28 percent bracket may
find themselves in the 31 percent
"plus" bracket.
If you are one of the many
taxpayers who face a tax increase
next year, municipal bonds
should become more attractive to
you than ever before. Since al-
most all municipal bonds are ex-
empt from federal taxation, the
prospect of higher federal taxes
makes them more practical be-
cause as tax rates rise, tax-
exempt income becomes more at-
tractive. Similarly, to remain com-
petitive, the yield needed on a
taxable investment would have to
rise to provide the same after-tax
return as a municipal bond.. For
example, if you're in the new 31
percent marginal federal income
tax bracket, you will have to earn
10.14 percent from a taxable
bond to get the same return after
taxes as you would from a tax-
free municipal bond yielding sev-

en percent.
A municipal bond is simply a
promissory note issued by a mu-
nicipality, state or local govern-
ment The local government Is-
sues bonds to borrow money for
any number of reasons: a new
road, a school, a sewer line or a
courthouse. The promissory note
states how long the local govern-
ment has to repay the loan, the
amount it will repay and the in-
terest rate it will pay for the use
of the funds.
In addition to the increase in
federal' tax rates, many states
have increased their tax rates or
may be forced to do so in the fu-
ture. Generally, municipal bonds
issued by the holder's own state
are exempt from state and local

taxes. Therefore, if your state has
a high tax rate, consider munici-
pals issued in your home state.
Additional Benefits of Mu-
nicipal Bonds
There are several other com-
pelling reasons why municipal
bonds can be an attractive invest-
ment. Municipals are considered
second only to U.S. government
securities in terms of safety.
Many investors also buy munici-
pal bonds because they offer the
opportunity to invest in their lo-
cal community or home state.
And, with over $821 billion in
debt outstanding, there is a wide
range of issues to choose from
that fit your particular invest-
ment needs.
In addition, investors who do
not need the income today can

choose municipal zero coupon
bonds for funding a future invest-
ment goal such as a child's edu-
cation or retirement. The interest
income from tax-free municipal
zero coupon bonds grows tax-
free, allowing a small investment
today to benefit from the powerful
compounding effect of interest be-
ing earned on interest until the
bonds mature.
Since tax planning is an im-
portant consideration in making
investment decisions, you should
discuss your particular situation
with a professional tax advisor.
However, the recent tax increase
does make municipal bonds more
appealing to many tax paying

Americans. The possibility of low-
er interest rates in 1991 means

Citch the Stirit

that this may be the time to lock
in high tax-free yields.

Constitution and aitnumeint
Port St. Yoe

Sunday School........ 9:45 a.m. Evening Worship...... 7:30 p.m.
Morning Worship..... 11:00 a.m. Bible Study
Methodist Youth Wednesday............ 9:30 a.m.
Fellowship ..........5:30 p.m. Thursday ...............7:30 p.m.


JEFF BARNES, Youth/Music Director

United States Senators Con-
nie Mack (R-FL) and John Breaux
(D-LA) introduced legislation to
make cancer screening proce-
dures more available to all Ameri-
cans regardless of income.
"The legislation recognizes
that early detection of cancer is
the key to saving lives,"' Mack
said. "It's tragic when any life is
lost because the cancer was not
detected early enough for treat-
ment to be successful."
Mack said, 'We've talked for
years about establishing health-
care policy based on prevention.

It's time we did something about
Breaux said, "Cancer knows
no economic bounds, but unfor-
tunately, health care costs do.
Because of costs, many people
put off simple tests that could
save their lives.
"This legislation helps allow
every American to follow neces-
sary early detection procedures
which dramatically increase a
cancer patient's chances of survi-
val. The financial burden of can-
cer screening should not force
people to ignore their health and
risk their lives."
The legislation would use tax
incentives for individuals and
health-care providers to encour-
age Americans to take advantage
of cancer screening examinations.
*Taxpayer's credit. Taxpay-
ers would be eligible for a refund-
able tax credit of up to $250 -
depending upon income tax
bracket on their annual in-
come tax forms if they undergo
cancer screening not covered by
insurance of other Federal health
care programs.
Qualifying screening proce-
dures such as breast, colon/
rectal and cervical cancers would
be established under guidelines
from the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services and
cancer organizations.
*Provider's credit. Health-.,
care providers would be given tax
credits to perform cancer screen-
ing procedures on Americans who
are up to 150 percent of the fed-
eral poverty threshold. There
would be no cost to the patient.
Record-keeping guidelines
and reimbursement rates for the
providers' tax credits would be es-
tablished by the Health Care Fi-
nancing Administration.
American Cancer Society
Endorses Bill
Mack and Breaux worked
closely with the American Cancer
Society which endorsed the legis-
lation by saying the bill creates:
"a new and promising ap-
proach to making cancer early de-
tection tests more available to all
Americans through tax incen-
tives, for those who are able to
take advantage of them, as well
as to health care providers, to
make available screening tests to
those Americans who do not have
the resources for initial outlays
The American Cancer Society
estimates that 79,600 lives could
be saved through early cancer
screening in 1991.
Mack has toured cancer facil-
ities throughout Florida and has
met with volunteers, patients,
medical professionals, research-
ers and families.
For the past two years,.
Breaux has joined the American
Cancer Society in sponsoring a
luncheon to increase public
awareness of the relationship be-
tween eating habits and cancer.
The "Food Fight Against Cancer"
features Louisiana chefs prepar-
ing dishes which follow American
Cancer Society guidelines to'
stress the importance of a
healthy diet.

508 Sixteenth Street
ADULT SCHOOL........ 11 a.m.
Nursery Available
There's A Fine Line
Between Independence
and Dependence
The Rev. Dr. Elmer I. Braden,


The Family Church
252 Avenue E Port, St. Joe, Flordia Church Phone 229-8137
Pastor: Rev. Napoleon Pittman
Worship: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. For Prayer or Counseling, Call or
WEDNESDAY Write the Church.
7:30 p.m. Bible Study & Fellow-
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Sponsor of New Covenant Christian Academy K-4 thru 6th Grade

You are always welcome and visitors are desired at.
St. James' Episcopal Church
309 Sixth Street Port St. Joe
+47 =/ Each Sunday....................7:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School................................... 9:45 a.m.
ICb The REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor

"The Exciting Place to Worship"

First .Baptist Church

102 Third Street
Port St. Joe, Florida


We Want You To Be
Part of the Friendly Place
BIBLE STUDY 9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP ........... 7:00 p.m.
MORNING TRAINING..............11:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING ............... 5:45 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue
Min. of Music
& Children

Bible Study
10 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday

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The church meets at the comer of
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P.O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Bill Would Increase

Cancer Screening


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" Growing Summer Vegetables

Some Crops Thrive During the Hot Weather Months Ahead


By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
Summertime in Florida is
probably the most difficult time of
the year to grow a vegetable gar-
den. By late June most of the veg-
etables we planted earlier have
been harvested or soon will be.
Hopefully, the harvest has been,
good. The garden can still be ac-
tive and in need of attention
While limited in what to
plant, due to summer heat and
the onslaught of vegetable pests,
in June we can still plant beans,
cherry tomatoes, egg plant, New
Zealand spinach, okra, southern
peas, and sweet potatoes. By July
we would begin to add to that list
peppers and watermelons, but
would drop sweet potatoes. Little
else would do well if planted at
this time.
By now, many pests have lim-
ited our ability to continue pro-
ducing good vegetables. Tomatoes
are suffering badly from various
fungus diseases. In addition, a
common pest right now is the to-
O mato homworm. The caterpillar
is a shade of green that blends in
well with the tomato plant. It's a
large caterpillar (reaching more
than an inch) and has a horn-like
tail that will attempt to poke
when it is disturbed. The homed
projection has no venom and is
not a stinger. Handpicking this
homworm is the easiest and fast-
est control. Because it is not diffi-
cult to see, place cold, place cold
(not frigid) water in a spray ato-
mizer bottle and begin misting


the tomato plants, where feeding
has been observed. As those cool
droplets hit the individual horn-
worms, they will jerk up, making
spotting them a breeze. Just pick
them off and drop them in a
small jar of rubbing alcohol. Re-
peat every few days for a week
and control will be achieved with-
out having to use any sprays
Another pest that limits se-
verely our production of a vegeta-
ble is 'the pickleworm. This is a
caterpillar that bores into the de-
veloping cucumber and squash
fruits, often totally ruining them.
Squash that are attacked exhibit
a small hole where the caterpillar
entered the' fruit. Cucumbers
have the hole and usually also
some jelly-like deposits at the en-
trance. Once in the fruit, there is
little the gardener can do since
sprays would render the produce
inedible if they were systemic into
the fruit. Control to prevent entry
would require such frequent
spraying that it would be imprac-
tical for most home garden situa-
tions. As a result, the rule of
thumb for growing squash and
cucumber in our area is "plant as
early as you can, harvest while
you can, and pull up the plants
when the bugs start taking more
of the fruit than you get.
One of the things every gar-
dener should accept responsibili-
ty for is the safe storage of chemi-
cals they use in the garden. While
the chemicals available for over
the counter sale are considered
safe if applied at recommended
rates and in a manner consistent

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Correctional Officers
Course Dates Slated
The Gulf Coast Community
College Criminal Justice Training
Academy is offering the "Correc-
tional Officer Basic Standards"
courses Monday through Thurs-
day at the following dates and lo-
Wewahitchka, July 9; Port St.
Joe, July 16; Apalachicola, July
30; and Panama City, August 6.
Interested candidates should
begin the application process ear-
ly in order to reserve a space.
For additional information
about application procedures or
requirements, call 769-1551, ext.

Coast Guard Now

Taking Applications

for Cadet
The United States Coast
Guard Academy is now accepting
and processing applications for
appointment as Cadet, U.S. Coast
Guard, Class of 1996. Applica-
tions are being accepted for both
men and women. Appointments
as Coast Guard Cadets are ten-
dered solely on the basis of an
annual nationwide competition
with no congressional nomina-
tions or geographical quotas. Ap-
plications must be submitted to
the Director of Admissions prior
to December 15, 1991. Candi-
dates must arrange to participate
in either the College Board Scho-
lastic Aptitiude Test (SAT) or
American College Testing Assess-
ment (ACT) prior to or including
the December 1991 ACT and SAT
test administrations.
Appointments as Cadet are
tendered based on the candi-
date's high school record, perfor-
marice on either the SAT or ACT,
and leadership potential as dem-
onstrated by participation in high
school activities, community af-
fairs and/or part-time employ
ment. Most successful candidates
" rank in the top quarter of their
h'ihg school class and have dem-
onstrated proficiency in both the
mathematical and applied science
Candidates must be unmar-
ried at the time of appointment,
have no legal obligations result-
ing from a prior marriage, and
must have reached the age of 17
but not 22 by July 1, 1992.
All candidates must be as-
sured of high school graduation
by June 20, 1991. All candidates
must have completed a minimum
of three years of English and
three in mathematics to include
algebra and plane or coordinate
geometry or their equivalents,
and must fulfill basic physical re-
Coast Guard Cadets obtain
an excellent undergraduate edu-
cation at no personal expense. In
addition, they receive pay and al-
lowances full adequate to fulfill
their ordinary living expenses.
The constantly updated Academy
curriculum leads to a Bachelor of
Science degree wiht a strong aca-
demic emphasis on engineering
and science. the selected major
studies, when combined with var-
ied elective courses, establish a
solid foundation for a challenging
career. Graduates of the Academy
are commissioned as Ensigns in
the United States Coast Guard.
Selected officers may pursue fur-
ther postgraduate education and
specialized training at many lead-
ing civilian and military graduate
or professional schools, in such
fields as aviation, business ad-
ministration, electronics, engi-






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neering, law and oceanography.
The young Academy graduate
can look forward to a varied, ex-
citing, and demanding career as a
regular Coast Guard officer. Un-
der the Department of Transpor-
tation, the Coast Guard performs
a variety of missions. These in-
clude search and rescue opera-
tions by ship and plane, mainte-
nance of advanced electronic and
other aids to navigation around
the globe, operation of icebreak-
ers which clear the way for all po-
lar expeditions, and enforcement
of marine law and all aspects of
merchant marine safety. In addi-
tion, the Coast Guard has re-
sponsibility for boating safety and
marine environmental protection.
To obtain an application or
further information write: Direc-
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When You Feed A Garden, You Starve A Landfill

Stop dumping on America. That's
the message for the '90s as the coun-
try faces the greatest environmental
crisis in its history. Nearly one-third
of the existing municipal landfills will
be full within the next five to seven
years. What's more, some states, in-
cluding New Jersey, Florida and Min-
nesota, have already banned the
disposal of leaves and other yard waste
in landfills or incinerators.
So, how does the country spell
relief? C-O-M-P-O-S-T-I-N-G.
It's not just another dirty word.
Composting is the process of turning
organic materials-grass clippings,
leaves and twigs, as well as coffee
grinds, vegetable scraps and egg
shells-into humus, a rich soil nutrient.
Finished compost or humus is one
of the best soil conditioners around. A
healthy dose of humus enables sandy
soil to retain water and nutrients, and
helps clay soil drain and "breathe"
properly. It also releases nutrients
slowly but steadily, so they do not bum
or harm plants. And humus stimulates
the spread of beneficial microorganisms
in the soil, which are constantly at
work improving soil structure and
fighting disease-bearing bacteria.
To produce faster composting
action, add "Nature's Best" brand
Compost Acti-Vator. This all-natural,
organic product is specifically design-
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bacterial action needed to decompose
vegetable matter.
Even novice gardeners can produce
useful compost throughout the year.
For best results, follow these simple
guidelines to convert big piles of refuse
into little piles of compost:
* Start with the pile. A compost pile
can be located on the ground, or con-
tained in a simple enclosure or in a
30-55 gallon plastic bag. Be sure to
place bins on a well-drained site that
is shaded from direct sunlight. If the
pile or bin is uncovered, put a sheet
of plastic on top to keep out excess
moisture, which slows decomposition.
When using a plastic bag, shake or
invert it. Also, punch holes to allow
air to enter, and keep the top of the bag
* Feed it a balanced diet. Use most-
ly plant matter, and don't add meats,
fats or dairy waste, all of which ac-
tually slow composting. Your goal is
to achieve a mixture of-four parts
carboni-based lplant material (including
leaves;, sawdust and even Spanish
moss) to one part nitrogen-based plant
material, such as grass clippings and
vegetable peelings.
* Shred material before composting.
Chop materials or put them through a
shredder. Shredded material creates
more surface area for hungry micro-
organisms to feed on.
* Layer your pile. Build your com-
post pile in layers, watering each as it
is completed. Start with two or three
inches of coarse materials, such as
cornstalks, twigs or straw to let air
reach the bottom of the pile. Next, add
three to six inches of organic materials.
Sprinkle two cups of "Nature's Best"
Compost Acti-Vator over a 3' x 4' x
6" pile. Continue layering the pile until
you reach a height of 30 inches.
* Measure the temperature. Ideally,
the compost should "cook" at 140 to
160 degrees for the first few days, high
enough to destroy weed seeds and
disease organisms. Special ther-
mometers are available to keep track
of compost temperatures.
* Turn the pile. Composting requires
air, so don't forget to turn the pile
every two to seven days. The process
of turning the pile provides an oppor-
tunity to add more shredded green and
dry matter.
* Keep the pile moist. But not soggy.
A handful of compost feels about the
same as a squeezed-out sponge. If you
keep the pile damp and turn it every
few days, you'll have compost ready
to use in six to eight weeks.
Gardeners who compost are safely
returning kitchen debris and yard waste
to the soil. It's an easy, safe and
environmentally-wise alternative to
sending garbage to overflowing land-
fills. In addition, composted soil is
a much healthier place for your plants
to grow.
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FROM BACKYARDS TO BIG-TIME-The nation's landfill crisis has inspired many
homeowners to recycle leaves, grass clippings and other yard debris into compost,
a rich, natural fertilizer.

Social Security Rep. to Help

Most Social Security business
can be handled over the phone.
You are invited to call Social Se-
curity at 1-800-234-5772.

If this is not possible, you
may come to the office located at
30 West Government Street, Pan-
ama City. The office is open Mon-
day through Friday from 8:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT., except on
national holidays. If you cannot
come to Panama City, you may

meet the Social Security repre-
sentative in Port St. Joe on the
first and third Monday of each
month and in Wewahitchka on
the second Monday of each
The schedule for Port St. Joe
is July 1, 15, August 5, 19 and
September 16 from 11 a.m. to 12
noon ET.
In Wewahitchka, July 8, Au-
gust 12, and September 9 from
10 a.m. to 12 noon CT.

Meets the Governor

L. C. Clark, a Port St. Joe resident, met with Governor Law-
ton Chiles recently, in Tallahassee at the Legislative Apprecia-
tion Party. The party was held at the State Democratic head-
Clark is a member of the Democratic Exective Committee of
Gulf County.
Any interested persons in the following precincts who would
like to be a member or an at large member of the Democratic Ex-
ecitive Committee should contact Carl White, Sr., President of
the Legislature Committee, to make application for these vacan-
cies. Precincts are numbers 1, 4, 5, 6, 14 and 15, male and fe-
male. Precincts 3 and 11, male and Precinct 12, female.



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In Appreciation
The family of the late Vera
(Bailey) Dickens wishes to extend
a special thank-you for your
grateful concern at a time we
needed it most.
We say thank you for the
cards, food, flowers, telephone
calls, telegrams and for any way
you helped to soften a lonely
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland
Bailey and children,
brothers, sisters

Special Thanks
With special thanks to Dr.
P.V. Poonai, Gulf Pines Hospital
staff, technicians, O.R. crew, and
nurses who made my brief stay
as easy and comfortable as possi-
ble. Sincerely,
Dolores Mira Hattaway

4Mexico Beach '

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106 Gautier Memorial Lane: Beautiful
executive two story 3 BR, 2 1/2 bath
brick home on gorgeous lot just steps
from St. Joseph Bay. Professionally
landscaped and sodded yard w/
underground sprinkler system, formal
living room and dining room. Large
family room w/stone fireplace, recessed
spot lighting, French doors which lead
to large Florida room with Jacuzzi.
Gourmet's kitchen has center island
w/stone cooktop, abundance of cabi-
nets and counter space w/adjustable
shelves, and pull out drawers. Beauti-
ful bar, dinette area, ceramic tile floor-
ing. Master suite has full ceramic tile
bath and separate shower, large vanity
and dressing area w/his & her's walk-
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appointment only!

HOMES Mexico Beach
107 N. 26th Street, Mexico Beach: Two bedroom, two bath, two story
home, newly remodeled. All new carpet and vinyl throughout.
Large living, dining and kitchen area upstairs. Large den or family
room downstairs. Beautiful 75' x 100' shaded lot. Only 1 block to
the beach. Upstairs screened porch has view of the gulf. Nice
quiet neighborhood. $68,600.00. REDUCED TO $56,500.00 for
Quick Sale.
215 Kim Kove: Lovely 4 BR, 2 bath family home on two large corner
lots. Living room has cathedral ceiling, large stone wall fire place
w/heat circulator. Bay window at entrance and and skylights
throughout make for a bright atmosphere. Large master bedroom
suite. Gourmet kitchen w/beautiful oak cabinets w/lazy susans.
Dining area has french doors which lead to sun deck in back.
Double car garage. Energy efficient central heat pump. Many oth-
er features. $102,000.00.
Magnolia Ave.: This uniquely designed 2 story home has many fea-
tures to consider. Only 1/2 block to the beach 2 bedrooms, 2 full
baths. (1 upstairs, 1 downstairs). Liv. rm. has ceiling fan, track
lighting, & sliding doors which lead to large covered deck w/view
of the gulf. Also side sun deck off kitchen w/bar and flourescent
lighting. Completely fenced yard makes nice private outdoor liv-
ing. Lots of shade trees. $85,000.00. Also additional adjacent lot
for $25,000.00.
310 Hwy. 98 WATERFRONTI Two bedroom, one bath cottage, complete-
ly remodeled! Large 30' screened porch on front overlooks the
Gulf] Spacious living, dining, and kitchen area. Maximum living uti-
lized In bedroom with triple bunk. Excellent decor and beach furni-
ture. The perfect beach get-a-wayl Must see this onel $98,500.00.
717 Florida Ave.: Three bedroom, 2 bath brick home on beautiful corner
lot only steps to the beach! Central heat/ac. Central vacuum sys-
tem. Large screened porch on back, covered patio off master bed-
room. Nice yard and landscaping. $69,900.00.
809 Maryland Boulevard: Two bedroom, two bath 12'x70' Regent mo-
bile home on nice 75' x 100' corner lot. Central heat & ac. Com-
pletely furnished. Lg. sundeck off back. In nice neighborhood.
EASY TERMS! Owner will finance w/$2,500.00 down, balance at
10% for 15 years. Monthly payments only $252.55.
140 Pine Street Large unique home on two beautiful wooded large
corner lots. Nine rooms with two full baths, Florida room, den,
large master bedroom, excellent kitchen with lots of cabinet space
and cneter work island. Two fireplaces. one in bedroom. Double
carport, 12'x37' screened porch. Located in nice neighborhood,
only short walk to the beach. Many more amenititsll $149,900.00.
320 B Wysong Avenue Two bedroom, one bath townhome in nice
residential subdivision. Sunken living room with ceiling fan and full
mirrored wall. Large kitchen and dining area with lots of cabinet
space. Appliances include refrigerator, range, dishwasher. Private
court yard area accent unit. Large storage room. Must see this
onel $48,000.00
Sandollar #1 One bedroom one bath A-frame waterfront property.
Completely furnished. Reduced to $60,000.
Sandollar #2 Two bedroom, one bath cottage, completely furnished,
with screened porches overlooking the Gulfl $60,000.00
Sandollar #3 Two bedroom, one bath cottage, completely furnished,
with screened porches overlooking the Gulfl $60,000.00
Sandollar #4 Three bedroom, one bath cottage completely furnished,
with approximately 65' lot. $85,000.00.
Total package $255,000.00 with 200.00 with 200 waterfront property.
204 Hwy. 98 WATERFRONTI Charming two bedroom, one bath
beach cottage. Scr L overlooks the Gulfl UN-
OBSTRUCTED VlI ct l Large sun deck over
carport gives additi S c r ly furnished. On 50'x150'
lot. Ceiling fans in living room and bedrooms. LOCATIONI LOCA-
TIONI LOCATIONI Priood at $60,000.00.Reduced to $64,000.00.
Grace Home, 107 30th Street Large BEACHSIDE three bedroom,
two bath home with game room. Living room with fireplace over-
looks the Gulf and leads to sun deck that surrounds house. Pri-
vate deck off master bedroom. Completely furnished. All the com-
forts of home. Owner will listen to offers $4 8,009.00. Reduced to
602 Fortner Avenue Stucco DUPLEX only 1/2 block to the BEACHI 2
Two bedroom, one bath units. Completely furnished. On 50'x150'
lot. Separate entrance to each unit. Excellent rentals. Presently
rented. $53,500.00.
Luxury by the Pier #7, 38th Street WATERFRONTI Immaculate two
bedroom, two and one-half bath waterfront townhome. Owner oc-
cupied, never rented. Sun deck off master bedroom and screened
porch off living area with lower sun deck on beach with outdoor
shower. Ceiling fans and vertical blinds coordinate with flooring.
$9-500,00. REDUCED $96,500.00.
314 Hatley Drive Three bedroom, two bath townhomes in nice resi-
dential area. Vaulted ceiling in living, dining, and kitchen areas.
Large bar in kitchen. All appliances included. $48,500.00 to

Ann Six, Sales Associate, 229-6392
13th Street Two bedroom, one bath stilt home 1/2 block to theBeach!
Needs some TLC. Large deck on front and side. Partial view of
the Gulf! Owner will finance. $55,000.00.
Loft by the Pier #12 & #14, Surfview and Spindrift Townhomes,
106B and 108D 37th Street Attractive two bedroom townhomes
near fishing pier and beach. Newly remodeled. Completely fur-
nished and equipped for second home or rental. Bay window ac-
cents living room with cathedral ceiling. Private patio in back, off
bedroom. Assumable mortgage. $6-5,00.00 each.Reduced
200 6th Street Three bedroom, two bath double wide mobile home.
On large 105'x112.5' corner lot. Fastened to home foundation.
Only 2 blocks to the Beach! $45,500.00
Corner of Desoto St. & Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach, two bedroom, one
bath frame home on 50'x90' corner lot. Unobstructed view of the
gulf from Florida room on front! Living room and separate family
room or den! PRICED FOR QUICK SALE! $54,000.00.
Hwy. 98 Near Santa Anna Newly remodeled four bedroom, two bath
home overlooking the Gulf! Unobstructed view Large living room
with stone fireplace. Large kitchen and dining area. Fenced yard,
screened porch, and raised sun deck. On 50'x90' lot. $90,09 000
Reduced $85,000.00.
End of Pine Street and Hwy. 98 WATERFRONT TRIPLEX! (1) Two
bedroom, one bath unit with screened porch. (2) One bedroom,
one bath units with screened porches. Beautiful location on the
Gulf! Completely furnished. Excellent rental units presently rent-
ed, Possible owner financing. $115,000.00.
Residential Zoned for Homes Only
13th St., Mexico Beach: Large lot close to the Beach. 120' x 100'
Mexico Beach Business Center Lot 17 Residential zoning.
109 13th St.: 120' x 90' lot on paved street. Close to beach. Residen-
tial. Mexico Beach Business Center Lot 22 $28,500.00.
Magnolia Ave.: 75'x102' lot only 1/2 block to the gulf! Good gulf view.
Unit 11, BIk 8, Lot 7. $25,000.00.
Kim Kove,Grand Isle Subd. 75'x115' lot in nice residential subdivi-
sion. Grand Isle Unit 15, BIk C, Lot 22. $12,500.00.
Corner 5th St. & Maryland Blvd. 100'x158.33' come rlot. Unit 14, BIk
A, Lot 1. $10,500.00
Hwy. 386, Mexico Beach (4) 75'x100' lots on paved street. Unit 11,
BIk 5, Lots 2, 4, 6, 8. Residential zoning. Nice shade trees.
$25,000 each.
New Mexico Drive (5) 100'x158.33' lots. Mexico Beach Unit 14, BIk
B, Lots 9,11, 13,15,17. $6,000.00 Each.
New Mexico Drive 100'x158.33' lot. Unit 14, BIk B, Lot 3. $6,000.00.
New Mexico Drive 100' 5.33Uot. Unit 14, BIk B, Lot 8. Reduced
$5,000.00. O.LDJ
Texas Drive 100'x108' lot. Unit 14, BIk F, Lot 6. $6,809.00 Owner will
finance. REDUCED TO $6,300.00.
Arizona Drive 100'xl 08' lot. Unit 14, BIk D, Lot 16. $7,000.00.
California Drive (4) 100'x108.33' lots. Unit 14, BIk E, Lots 10, 12, 16,
18. $7,000.00 each.
Arizona Drive (5) 100'x108.33' lots. Unit 14, Blk E, Lots 9, 11, 13, 15,
17. $7,000.00 each.
Arizona Drive (5) 110'x110' lots. Unit 14, Blk D, Lots 6, 8, 10, 12, 14.
Owner financing. $7,500.00.
Texas Drive (2) 100'x100' lots. Unit 14, BIk G, Lots 9, 10. $8,000.00
7th Street 100'x108' lot. On paved street. Walking distance to the
Beach. Unit 14, BIk D, Lot 15. $10,000.00.
7th Street 100'x108' lot. On paved street. Walking distance to the
Beach. Unit 14, BIk D, Lot 9. $10,000.00.
Robin Lane (2) Large lots on paved street. Nice subdivision. Under-
ground utilities. Unit 17, BIk 3, Lots 10, 100. Owner will finance
with $2,000.00 down, balance at 9% for 5 years. $10,000.00
Wysong Avenue 109'x100' lot. On paved street. Underground utili-
ties. Nice Neighborhood. Unit 17, BIk 1, Lot 8. $11,000.00.
Corner Oak Avenue & Palm Street 1 1/2 lots, large size irregular
shaped. ONLY 1/2 block to the Beach! Owner will finance. Unit
11, BIk 8, E 1/2 of Lot 16, All of lot 18. $29,800.00.
Gulfalre Drive, Gulfalre Subdivision- 70'xl 15' home lot. BIk G, Lot 2.
Good view of the Gulf. $35,000.00.
5th Street Extra large lot on paved street. Unit 16, lot 15. 80'x174.86'
x83.86'x200'. $13,500.00.
Maryland Blvd., Mexico Beach: (3) 75'x100' lots zoned for mobile
homes. Completely cleared and filled. Nice shade trees. Owner
will finance with $2,500.00 down. $13,500.00 EACH.
Maryland Blvd. 75'x100' lot. Unit 12A, BIk C, Lot 4. $13,000.00.
Fortner Avenue between 6th and 7th Street 50'x150' lot. One block
from the Beach! Unit 1, BIk 8, Lot 5. $20,300.00.
Hwy. 98 WATERFW d of 8th Street. 60'x80' lot. $60,000.00.
Unit 2. Blk V, Lot 4.
Hwy. 98 WATERFRONTI End of 8th Street. 66'x80' lot. $66,000.00.
Unit 2, BIk V, Lot 3.
Hwy. 98 ST. JOSEPH SHORES. 120'x397' waterfront lot.
Canal Street 50'xl25' lot. Yon's addition, Blk 10, Lot 9. $15,950.00.
Pine Street (2) 50'x125' lots. Yon's Addition, BIk 11, Lots 4, 5.
229 Forest Ave., : 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide mobile home on 1 1/
8 acres. Very well kept & maintained, in mint cond. Living room
has cathedral ceiling w/ceiling fan. Kitchen has bar, and very ade-
quate cabinet and counter space. Master bedroom has ceiling
fan, Ig. walk-in closet, and garden tub in bath. Property is com-
pletely cleared. Small fish pond, Fruit trees, nice garden spot.
Large covered porch on front. $42,900.
263 Forest Ave., Overstreet: Two bedroom, 1 bath mobile home on
1.12 acres. Cen. gas heat/elec. a/c. Appliances include refrig.,
range. 12'x16' storage building. 50'x100' stocked pond. Utility area
w/washer & dryer hook-ups. Excellent starter home. $25,900.00.
Nautilus Way, Feather Sound Subdivision WATERFRONT! 51' on
the Gulf x 394.54' deep. Lot 8. $52,000.00.
Nautilus Way, Feather Sound Subdivision (2) interior lots. Good
view of the Gulfl $34,000.00 each.





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Tom and Dana Evans of Port St.

Bryce, 8 mo., son of Marshall
and Melody Nelson of Port St. Joe


Terrance Woullard, 4, son of
Carla Osborne and Terry Woullard
of Port St. Joe


Justin, son of Cecil III and
Sheila Lyons of Port St. Joe

Luke, 8, son of Freddie and
Dorothy Logue of Port St. Joe

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children of Kimberly Osborne of
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Janie, 8, and Joseph, 6, chil-
dren of Sheila and James Flint of
P6rt St. Joe

United Cerebral Palsy of Pan-
ama city is pleased to announced
that it has received a $3,050
grant from The Tapper Founda-
tion in Port St. Joe.
UCP is a not-for-profit agency
which provides early intervention
and integrated daycare for typical
and special needs children up to
four years of age. They also pro-
vide supported competitive em-
ployment and independent living
services for adults with disabili-
The donation has been put to
good use. It has been earmarked
for the purchase of therapy balls,
unicorn boards (customized com-
puter keyboards), adapted baby
and wheelchair swings, switch
toys and other items.
"The Tapper Foundation has
provided generous support for
many years to organizations like
UCP whose mission is to improve
the quality of life for many peo-
ple," UCP Executive Director San-
dra C. Muller said. 'We are very
grateful for the Foundation's sup-
port this year."
For more information, call
Hiers Graduates
from Navy School
Navy Hospitalman Tommy L.
Hiers, son of Tommy L. Hiers Sr.
of Route 1, St. Joe Beach, was
graduated from Field Medical Ser-
vice School.
During the five-week course
at Field Medical Service School,
Marine Corps Base, Camp Pen-
dleton, California, Hiers was pre-
pared for duty with Marine Corps
combat unitsas a Naval hospital
corpsman and dental technician.
Hiers studied the fundamentals
of battlefield survival, personal
protective measures, and received
instructions on basic tactics and
the use of weapons of self-
To graduate, he was required
to demonstrate basic proficiency
in emergency medical techniques,
casualty evacuation, field sanita-
tion and preventive medicine pro-
A 1987 graduate of Morrow
Senior High School, Morrow,
Georgia, he Joined the Navy in No-
vember 1988.
Note of Thanks
Thank you, all the wonderful
people who visited, sent flowers
and notes. Special thanks for all
the prayers! They definitely made
he difference. I am home and re-
icovering nicely from the hospital.
Again, many thanks.
L. Parziale

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hearing aid free of charge. We have the lowest battery prices in the area.
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Closing Our Doors

Saturday, June 29

We have enjoyed your patronage
and support over the past several
years. Your support and friendship
has meant a great deal to us.
We hope to do business with you
again in the near future.
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Taking bids on the sale of 2.71
acres of pine trees located at Sun-
shine Farms, Overstreet. For more in-
formation, call William Given at 227-
6223 days or 227-1467 after 6.
tfc 6/20

For Sale or Rent: 205 Duval St.,
3 bedroom, 1 bath home, fenced yard.
Call 639-2035. Itp 6/20
Wewahitchka: 2 BR Cabin on
the Deadlakes with porch, boat shed,
$12,000. 205-793-6396. 4tc 6/13

Immaculate 3 BR, brick, carport,
utility/laundry room, landscaped,
new Intracostal waterway, 1/2 acre,
fenced back yard on cul de sac. 827-
7375. 3tc 6/13

2 bdrm. trailer, on 3/4 acre, ad-
jacent to Wetappo Creek, fenced, Ig.
storage building. $18,000 assumable
mortgage. 229-8581 or 227-1566.
tfc 7/4

Road, 1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9
miles south of Wewa. Owner financ-
ing. Call 229-6961. tfc 7/4


1, 2 and 3 BEDROOM
(Rental Unit Available)

Cape San Bias, Florida

(904) 229-2500
tfc 6/6

New Listing: Creekfront. 3
acres on Wetappo Creek for sale,
Overstreet. Septic tank installed.
$12,500.00. Possible financing availa-
ble. 229-6994 4tp 6/13

150'x120' commercial lot on
Hwy. 98 west of Highland View.
$55,000. Call George, 229-6031.
tfc 7/4

Port St. Joe Commercial Proper-
ty. 4 lots and large building in need of
repair. Many possibilities. Priced to
sell! $55,000.
Call Cathey 648-5777 ERA Park-
er Realty, 648-5653 evenings, or 1-
800-874-5073. tfc 6/13

For sale by owner. 2 bdrm. house
w/stove & refrig., nice lot w/shade
trees. City water & private pump. Ad-
jacent lot available. Canal St., 1/2
block from beach, St. Joe Beach,
$26,000. 904-482-3884, Marianna.
tfc 7/4

Two nice lots, Pine St., $16,000
each. One nice lot on Canal St., 1/2
block from beach, $15,000. St. Joe
Beach. For sale by owner. 904/482-
3884, Marianna, FL. tfc 7/4

St. Joe Beach, immaculate brick
home on 2 large landscaped lots. Cy-
press privacy fence, pleasant location.
647-5252. tfc 7/4
Two acres on county road off of
Overstreet. No down payment, pay-
ments $100 per month. Telephone
229-6961 or 227-7411. tfc 7/4

12 mi. north of Mexico Beach on
Overstreet Road (Hwy. 386), Creek-
view Sub., no down payments, $86
per month. 229-6031. tfc 7/4

3 bedroom, 1 bath house, corner
13th & Garrison, $49,500. Call
George, 229-6031. tfc 7/4

Very Nicel 3 bdrm., 2 ba. house,
stone fireplace in great room, great lo-
cation, 2011 Juniper Ave. Call for ap-
pointment, 229-6427. tfc 7/4

1986 Mercury Cougar. Call 827-
8110 or 227-1388. 2tp 6/27
'88 Ford Thunderbird, fully
equipped, 46,000 miles. Pay off
$6,800. 229-6859. 2tc 6/20
VW convertible dune buggy, fi-
berglass body, must see. $695. '8'1
Yamaha motorcycle Exciter 250, only,
3,500 miles. Elec. start, $495. Call
229-8249. Itc 6/27

'83 Lincoln Town car, Signature
edition, $3,000. 229-6654 or 227-
1888. tfc 5/30

Wanted: Responsible young adult
to share 2 bdrm. trailer. If interested
call 227-1308 or 227-1318.
Itc 6/27

WANTED: Good used refrigerator
and gas range. Call 227-1829.
tfc 7/4


Sun & Sand
Mobile Home Park (386-A)
1100N. 15th St.,
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Call (904) 648-8201 7/4

One bedroom, air cond. trailer,
furnished, lights, water, gas & cable.
Canal St. For more information call
647-8059. Itp 6/27

2 bedroom, 1 bath, garage, very
nice. Gulf Aire. $425 month. 647-
5897. tfc 6/27

Mobile home lots for rent. 229-
8.942 or 648-8761. 4tp 6/27

Formerly the Sand Dollar Pizza,
1,650 sq. ft. Excellent parking & visi-
ble from Hwy. 98/Monument Ave. &
Reid Ave. 107 2nd St. Port St. Joe
227-2011, 639-2874. No calls collect
or after 6 p.m. EST. Itc 6/27

3 bedroom, 2 bath, large garage,
very nice in Gulf Aire. $650 month.
Call 647-5897. tfc 6/27

Nice 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath in
Ward Ridge. $375 month. Days 227-
1751 and ask for Becky. Night 647-
8384. tfc 6/27

One trailer and one house. Call
for location, 648-5306. tfc 6/20

4 bedroom house, in town for
rent, $300 per month, water included.
Deposit required. No pets. Call Carol
LeHardy, 229-8375. 2tp 6/20

3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1302 Garri-
son Ave. Fenced back yard. $375 per
month. $150 deposit. Call 227-1731.
tfc 7/4

Trailer lot with full hook ups.
227-1260. 2tc6/27

St. Joe Beach Townhouse. Built
1990. 2 BR, laundry room, unfur-
nished, clear view of the Gulf. $450
per mo. 871-5705 after 5 p.m.
4tc 6/13

Nice clean 12'x65', 2 bdrm., 1
bath trailer, with porch on shady lot,
cen. heat, window air, carpet in liv.
rm. No pets. Call 647-5361.
tfc 7/4

1807 Marvin Ave., 3 bdrm., 1 Ig.
bath, fenced yard, utility hook-up,
ch&a, $350 month + deposits. 647-
8783. tfc 7/4

Apartment for rent, 1 bdrm. fur-
nished at 1508 1/2 Long Ave. $175
per mo. $100 damage deposit. Phone
after 5:30, 229-6825. tfc 7/4

Mobile home lots for rent, located
in Mexico Beach. 648-5476.
tfc 7/4

Mobile home lots. City water and
garbage fee included. Rustic Sands
Campground, 648-5229. tfc 7/4

Nice one, two & three bedroom
apartments. Cen. h&a, stove & frost-
free refrigerator, playground available
with parents' supervision. Laundry
rm. provided. Rent determined by in-
come. Handicap units available. Pine
Ridge apartments, 227-7451. Equal
Housing. tfc 7/4

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

Office Space for Lease: Spa-
cious, clean, well located office in con-
venient part of town.t Lease required.
Call 227-7378 or cone by 322 Long
Avenue. tfc 7/4

Warehouses, small and large,
some with office, suitable for small
business, 229-6200. tfc 7/4

No need for wet carpets. Dry
clean them with HOST. Use rooms
right away. Rent machine. St. Joe
Furniture, 227-1251. thru 12/90
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Pri-
vate baths or dormitory style. Daily or
;weekly rates. Will renovate to your
taste for lease. 302 Reid Ave., Port St.
Joe, FL 229-8723. tfc 7/4

FREE kittens, all males. Call
229-8978 after 5 p.m.


Temporary Office Help: Profes-
sional and experienced, computer lit-'
erate with specialty in Word Perfect
5.0 & 5.1. Call Marianna Peck, 227-
7292, Monday through Friday.
2tp 6/27

Experienced and loving child care
in my home, from 6:00 a.m. 6:00
p.m. Monday Friday. HRS certified
with references. Call 648-5097.
S -ltc.,6/27i-

Gulf Co. Transportation, the"Com-'
munity Transportation Coordinator
for Gulf County has funds available
to provide transportation to persons
in the county who are, because of
physical or mental disabilities, in-
come status, or age or who for oth-
er reasons are unable to transport
themselves or to purchase trans-
portation and are therefore, depen-
dent upon' others to obtain access
to health fare, employment, educa-
tion, shopping, social activities, or'
other life-sustaining activities, who
are not subsidized for transporta-
tion financial assistance or specific,
For information regarding fare.
structure and advance notice re-
quirements or to access this service.
contact Gulf County Transportation :
at 229-6550 or come by the office
at 200 Peters St., Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida. Gulf Coordinated Transporta-
tion operates under the sponsor-
ship of State of Florida Trans-
portation Disadvantaged Commis-
sion. tfc 5/30

Narcotics Anonymous
Open Meetings on Monday 8 p.m.
at 302 Reid Ave., and on
Friday 8 p.m. at
The Phantry Hotel
Help Line 229-8348

All Forms of Insurance
422 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Phone 229-8899

408 Reid Ave. 229-6954
Mon. Sat., 8 a.m. 8 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Self service or drop/off
tfc 7/4

Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box AlC, Port St. Joe
Phone 229-6018
tfc 7/4

We Buy, Pawn, Sell or Trade

Indian Swamp Campground
Hwy. C-387, Howard Creek
tfc 7/4

LAWYER 1-265-4794
24 Years Experience
Worker's Compensation, Occupa-
tional Diseases, Injuries and Acci-
dents. No charge for first conference.
tfc 7/4

All types of yard work. Mowing,
raking, and trimming. Reasonable.
229-6435. tfc 7/4

Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meetings: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 4:00 p.m. & Tuesday 8:00
1' p.m .'
All meetings at St. James
Episcopal Church, all times eastern
For further AA information
call 648-8121.

All Types Roofing and Remodeling
30 years experience
Lie. #RB0030039, RC 0038936
'"Where Quality Is Higher
Than Price"
tfc 7/4

Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
302B Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
(904) 229-8581 ^ ^

Thomas Heat/
10 Years Experience
All Types of Services
Commercial, Residential
Major Appliance Service
Call 648-3045
tfc 7/4


Independent Sales Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460 tfc 7/4

Carolyn J. Jones
Independent Beauty Consultant
222 Sea Pine Lane Port St. Joe
(904) 648-5194
tfc 7/4

Phone 227-1782
Cuts, Color, Frosting, Prems
Betty's Beauty Salon
"A Family Salon"
311 Madison St. Betty Heath
Oak Grove Owner/Mgr.
tfc 7/4


Sears Catalog Sales

410 Reid Ave. tfce6/S

Women's Support Group, 7:00
p.m. Monday St. James Episcopal
Church. 227-1145 or 227-1128.

I9 Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
1 Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of ea.
month, Masonic Hall, 207 Reid Ave.
G. Godwin, W.M.
Fred Nehring, Sec.


102 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Lawn Mowing, Weed Eating,
Trimming. Quality work, low rates.
229-2720. 2tp 6/27

Now Open: Eddy's Paint & Body
and General Repairs. Behind Gulf
Sands Restaurant No job too large to
too small. Free estimates. Open 9 till
6. Call for information, 648-4011.
4tp 6/20

call 229-6965

Residential Interior
Commercial Exterior Weather Tight
JEFF THIMMER Construction
Painting & Wallpaper Services
Reliable, Dependable, Licensed & Insured
Quality Custom Work
Free estimates Lic. #90373
229-8534 15 yrs. experience
Kevin O'Neill, Owner 229-8635

Typing, Resume and GENERAL
n for CONTRACTOR / 0.5
Bookkeeping for RG 0049457
Personal or Business Needs $ to 7s37
Call 229-8562 tc 6/27

Wauneta's Accounting Homes Outhouses
& Income TaxHomes Outhouses
& Incme Tax 7/4Old-Fashioned Quality
Commercial Buildings
Wauneta Brewer St. Joe Beach Hand-Nailed Craftsmanship
648-5043 Log Cabins Additions

Harmon's Heavy Equipment Co.

Specializing In Black Top Soil
648-8924 or 648-5767 if no answer tfc7/4

Lic. #RA 0060794 #ER0012523 (904) 827-2009 1 e

New Installations & Service 'J
Owner RUIL C. LAY P.O. Box 841 Port St. Joe, FL 32456

LIC # RFOO51042
ER 0011618

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA tce 7/4 904/229-6821


Hot Roofing, Built-Up, 1-Ply System

Free Estimates
Phone (904) 229-6201 PAT TOUSIGNANT

221 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe, FL

(904) 227-1450
Frances Chason 229-8747
Charles Shoaf 227-7429 Doris Strickland 647-5404
.1609 Monument: Large 4 BR 2 1/2 bath masonry home with living room, dining
room, den, fireplace, garage, in excellent neighborhood. $75,000.00.
213 Tapper Ave.: 3 BR, 2 bath brick home with den and deck, carpet and vinyl, ch/
a. Recently remodeled. Large lot $65,000.00
209 Allen Memorial Way: 3 BR, 2 bath, ch/a, nice yard, privacy fence. $85,000.00.
1609 Marvin Ave.: Good starter home. 3 BR, 1 bath masonry construction with stor-
age shed, window A/C, new roof. $34,000.00.
1601 Marvin Ave: Very neat 3 BR, 1 bath home, carpet & vinyl, new deck and
screened porch. Assumable Loan. $43,500.00.
1101 Constitution Drive: BAYFRONT Lovely two story, 3 BR, 1 1/2 bath home.
$425,000900. REDUCED TO $99,000.00.
1807 Marvin Ave.: 3 bedroom, 1 bath home new roof, new ch/a unit (w/hot water
recovery heat system), plumbing recently re-done, new hot water heater, chain
link fenced yard, termite inspected. Great Buyl $34,0.900. Reduced to
517 4th St.: Charming older 4 bedro h2m, in great condition, new roof,
AND U w rlr
517 1/2 4th St.: Apartment building wit1wo fished apartments, each two bed-
room, 1 bath. A Great lnv T fiA nTts could make your mort-
gage payments. Good ren HIR r'coWOR qno'' LY $60,000.00. Reduced
to $55,000.00.
230 7th St.: Price reduced on this newly painted 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with deck
and outside storage. Good starter home, good rental investment.
Immaculate Gulf view townhouse with 3 decks, 2 large bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths,
great kichen with all appliances, living room and dining area all beautifully dec-
orated. Amenitities too numerous to mention. Carport and storage. Only
105 Hunter St.: 3BR, 1 bath with extra room which could be 4th BR, living room, din-
ing room, den, screened porch, privacy fence, carpet, ch/a on 2 lots.
Remodeled country home. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, dining room, kitchen all
up-dated. Short drive to town. $32,000.00.
2 BR, 1 BA Mobile home Unfurnished w/5 acres plus 1 BR, 1 BA Mobile Home
with large storage building. $42,000.00
2 BR, 1 BA Mobile home with 5 acres Unfurnished. $27,000.00.
Wetappo Creek: 10.51 acres, waterfront, Underground permits. Possible owner fi-
nancing. Owner will possibly subdivide property. $46,000.00.
2 BR, 2 bath, with fireplace is on approx. 6.1 acres. Approx. 1,512 sq. ft. plus large
deck. Only $52,000
Comfortable 4 bedroom, 2 bath home located on waterfront with 3+ acres, outside
storage building with full bath. Beautiful grounds. Must see to appreciate.
5th Ave., Beacon Hill: Log Cabin and barn located on 4 lots (3 landscaped) also 1
1 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home. $36,990, Reduced to $31,900, without mobile
home $341009 $26,900.
Between Sea St. and 1st St., Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach: 5 BR, 2 story home with
game room. Completely furnished. $150,000.00.
Between 3rd and 4th Street, Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach: 3 BR, 2 ba home with large
glassed in front porch. Completely furnished. $125,000.00.
3rd Ave., Beacon Hill: Two bedroom, 1 bath home, 3 blocks from the Beach, ideal
for young couple or retired couple, 1 1/2 lots, fenced in yard with fruit trees,
quiet neighborhood. $45,000.00.
Corner 7th St. & Maryland Ave., Mexico Beach: Owner anxious to sell this 3 bed-
room, 1 bath stilt house on extra large corner lot. Assumable mortgage and pos-
sible owner financing. Only $50,000.00.
Ponce De Leon, St. Joe Beach: Nice 2 bedroom, 2 bath 14'x70' mobile home with
sun deck and screened porch on two 75'x150' lots. Central heat & air, all appli-
ances. $45,00.00.
Gulf Aire: single family residential lot, Gulf Aire Drive $17,900.
Mexico Beach, 43rd St.: Nice canal lot w/city dock across street, 71'x90'. $39,000.
Ward Ridge: 2 corner lots, Barbara Drive & Tapper Avenue, $18,000.
Howard Creek: 1.7 acres MOL $6,000.00. Owner will subdivide.
Chipola Cut Off PRICED FOR QUICK SALE 3 lots ONLY $8,000.00.
St. Joseph Shores: Owner will listen to offers on this 3 acres with 231 ft. of highway
Port St. Joe: 520 3rd St. 50x170. $8,000.00.
Port St. Joe: 301 Woodward zoned commercial, 75x150. Reduced to $10,000.00.
Mexico Beach: Texas Drive. Nice home lot 100'x100'. $10,000.00.
For rent. Exceptionally nice like new apartment. 2 BR, 2 bath with furnished
kitchen, washer/dryer hook up $400.00 monthly.

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Wanted: Part-time dump truck
driver. Chauffeur's license required.
Call 648-5767 or 648-8924.
ltc 6/27

Olan Mills has several immediate
openings for telephone sales people.
No experience necessary. Also need a
messenger for light delivery work.
Knowledge of area helpful.
Apply to: James Crumley Peli-
can Point Motel, Mexico Beach, FL
starting Monday, July 1 5-9 pm &
Tues. Friday 9 a.m. 1 pm & 5-9 pm
E.O.E./M/F 2te 6/27

Do you want to work a few hours
each week and make $100.00 or
more?? Pick your own time 9 am 1
pm or 5 pm 9 pm. If this is you, and
you have a pleasant personality and
want to work in my office with other
pleasant personalities, call me at 648-
5301 starting on Tuesday, July 2 for
more information. E.O.E./M/F.
2tc 6/27

Help Wanted: House Cleaning.
Call The Boardwalk at Cape San Blas.'
229-8390. tfc 6/20,

41) Part Time Help Wanted: Two
Christian ladies, at least 21 years of
age, to work in Church nursery keep-
ing children from birth through three
years of age. Hours will vary, but will
primarily be Sundays and Wednes-
days. Interested persons may apply at
First Baptist Church, 102 Third St.,
during office hours Monday Friday,
8:00 A.M. 4:00 P.M. 4tc 6/20

Nursing assistant positions avail-
able with new pay scale. Apply at Bay
St. Joseph Care Center. tfc 6/6

Immediate Openings: Calhoun
Correctional Institution located in
Blountstown, Florida. on the pristine
Apalachicola River, within 1 hr. drive
of the Gulf of Mexico and the state
capitol, is currently recruiting for Sr.
Registered Nurse-F/C positions.
Salary range, $1,072.69-
$1,349.94 (salary range negotiable).
Optional salary incentives include:
$80.00 bi-weekly shift differential, 1
1/2 overtime pay, on-call duty pay,
on-site mobile home space for a cost
of $2.00 per month, with water, sew-
erage, and lawn maintenance provid-
ed free.
Additional benefits: Retirement
paid by the State of Florida, excel.
State Health Insurance Coverage at
reduced premium cost. Special dental
health coverage and rates. Twenty six
(26) paid annual and sick leave days,
ten (10) paid holidays. Free continu-
ing educational courses offered by
State University $500 annual allow-
ance for job related professional de-
velopment courses.
Minimum qualifications: license
as a registered professional nurse in
accordance with Florida Statute 464
or eligible to practice nursing in ac-
cordance with Fla. Administrative
Code 210.8.27 and 1 yr. of profession-
al nursing experience; or a bachelor's
degree frin'"a an Ac-fteddI'6olfege or
university with a major in nursing
and licensure as a registered nurse in
accordance with Florida Statute 464
or eligible to practice nursing in ac-
cordance with Fla. Administrative
Code 210.8.27.
Please send a State of Florida ap-
plication to:
Personnel Office, Calhoun Cor-
rectional hist., P. 0. Box 2000,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
An Affirmative Action/Equal Op-
portunity Employer. tfc 6/6

POSTAL JOBS $11.41 to $14.90/
hr. For exam and application informa-
tion call 219-769-6649 ext. FL-171 9
am. 9 p.m. 7 days. 6tp 5/23

and address 1,000 envelopes for
1,000 dollars. Call 317-290-7535 de-
partment J-52. Free 24 hour recorded
message. ltp 6/27

Big Sale, Friday and Saturday, 8
a.m. 1 p.m. Big reduction sale on
plants, hanging baskets, used furni-
ture, appliances, plus closing out all
flea market items. Everything must
go. Come see the pineapple growing.
All at BP Station, 32nd St., Mexico
Beach. Itc 6/27

Yard Sale: Lots of items. 5978
Georgia Avenue, St. Joe Beach. 8 till
12. Saturday, June 29th.
Itp 6/27

Multi-family garage sale. Satur-
day, 8 a.m. 12. GulfAire Drive.
S Itp 6/27

Yard Sale, Saturday," June 29,
8:00 a.m. until. 1017 Marvin Ave-
nue. Several families. Itp 6/27

Garage Sale: Saturday, June 29,
1607 Monument Ave. 8:30 a.m. until.

210 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
Phone 229-8337.
New and Used Merchandise
5tp 5/30

Bargain Basket, Mon. Sat, 9-5
at 445 2nd Ave, Highland View. Baby
items,-children's clothes, misc. Am in-
terested in buying baby furniture, will
accept donations. 227-1704.
tfc 7/4

) UI need a job cleaning offices or
homes. Dependable and trustworthy.
Have references. Call 227-1377.

Practice Safety On the Water

Always Wear A Personal Flotation Device

During a recent episode of the
cartoon Muppett Babies on Sat-
urday morning, Miss Piggy re-
minded the others that they
could not ride in her boat unless
they put on life jackets.
Reinforcing the lesson was a
commercial interruption minutes
later when Tony the Tiger was
promoting Frosted Flakes during
a whitewater trip, and he was
wearing his personal life jacket as
Statistics show that 84 per-
cent of all boating deaths in Flori-
da were the result of drowning.
The simple act of wearing a PFD

Notice Is hereby given that the City Commis-
sion of the City of Port St. Joe, sitting as the Board
of Adjustment, will hold a public hearing in the
Commission Room at City Hall, Tuesday, July 2,
1991. at 8:00 p.m., EDT. to determine whether the
City will authorize a deviation in Zoning Ordinance
No. 5 to build a carport within six feet (61 of the
northwesternly property line, located at 1019 Long
All interested parties are invited to attend
and be heard.
City Auditor-Clerk
Publish: June 20 and 27, 1991.
CASE NO. 91-88
MINNIE LYNN and husband. AUDIE E. LYNN, and
last known residence: 532 Third Street, Port
St. Joe, Florida. 32456, if alive, and if dead,
all of thefr heirs, executors: administrators.
personal representatives, beneficiaries and as-
signs, and any and all other persons, firms or

Pair swivel upholstered rockers,
floral mauves, brand new, $80 off
each. Thomasville dining suite,, glass
top table, 6 chairs, china cabinet,
$900 cash. Solid oak roll top desk
and matching swivel desk chair, $900
cash, 639-5678. Itp 6/27

Nature's Diet Tea. Weight man-
agement, digestive aid, appetite sup-
pressant. Natural cleanser, over-
whelming response. For more in-
formation call Beth at 229-8919.
ltp 6/27

3.5 hp lawn mower, Briggs and
Stratton engine, rear bagger, $75.
229-8893. Itp 6/27

3-pc. living room suite, heavy
pine, good condition, $150. Negotia-
ble. 229-8444. 2tc 6/20

Electrolux and all other vacu-
ums, repairs and sales, bags, any-
thing for any vacuum and any central,
built-in vac's. Callaway Vacuum, Tyn-
dall Parkway, Panama City, FL
32404. 763-7443. tfc 6/27

To buy or sell Avon, call Sarah
Kemp at 229-6495 after 5 p.m. or on
the weekends. 4tp 6/20

12'x65' mobile home (1983 mod-
el). 2 bdrm., 1 ba. All plywood floors,
good condition. For information call
648-5001. .tfc 6/20

Jenny Lind crib, new, $75. Call
942-6366. 4tc 6/13

1890 antique cottage pump or-
gan with mirrored hutch. Call 229-
8167. tfc 6/13

Butterbeans & peas: Purple Hull
$14 we pick, $8 you pick; White Peas
$14 we pick, $10 you pick; Butter-
beans, $18 we pick, $10 you pick.
'Call Otis McDaniel 904-593-6802 or
Randy McDaniel 904-593-1835 at
Grand Ridge. 3tc 6/13

Older piano with a roll top, good
for beginner or for antique collector,
asking $600. 229-6965 after 4:00
p.m. tfe 6/6

Camper trailer with double axle.
$2,000 obo. 229-6654 or 227-1888.
tfc 5/30

Port St. Joe Western Auto now
honoring Panama City Western Auto
Co. store advertised tire sale prices.
Sears Card now at Port St Joe West-
ern Auto. Discover TOO! 227-1105.
tfc 7/4

FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage and envelope supplied.
Send request to Bible Study, P. 0.
Box 758, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
tfc 7/4

Sub Shop business for sale: for
information call 227-1323 or 229-
6020. 4tp 6/20

14' aluminum jon boat. Call 647-
5608 after 6:00 p.m. 2tp 6/27

23' i/o boat with galvanized trail-
er, recently rebuilt engine, ready to
go. See Tom Hudson Mexico Beach
Marina, $3,500. 227-1376. tfec 6/27

13'8" Sunfish sailboat. All in
good shape, $400. Call 227-2077.
2tc 6/20

Boat for sale. 14 foot, Galv. tilt
trailer, 18 hp Evinrude. $750. See at
Indian Pass. 229-6752. 3tp 6/13

can save you and your child's life.
The Florida Marine Patrol rec-
ommends that when choosing a
PFD for your child, you remem-
eChildren's PFDs are sized ac-
cording to weight range. Pick the
one that's right for your child.
eSome manufacturers specify
a chest size, so measure your
child's chest, under the arms, be-
fore you go to pick one out.
*Crotch straps are particular-
ly important on children's PFDs,
so they keep the device in place.
They should be used whenever
the PFD is on.

corporations claiming by, through or under
them or claiming any interest in the real prop-
erty described in the Complaint
YOU AND EACH OF YOU are hereby notified
that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property in Gulf County. Florida, to-wit:*
Begin at the Northeasterly comer of
Lot 30, Block 18, City of Port St. Joe,
Florida, according to the official Plat
thereof on file in the Office of Clerk of
Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida, for
a Point of Beginning, thence run in a
southerly direction along the right-of-
way line of Woodward Avenue to a
point on said 'right-of-way which inter-
sects and is perpendicular to an imagi-
nary line running from the easterly
boundary line of Lot 30 to the westerly
boundary line of Lot 30 and parallel
with the northerly boundary line of Lot
30. 3 feet North of the base of a pecan
tree, thence turn 90W right and run
along said line described above to the
westerly boundary line of Lot 30,
thence turn 90* right and run along
the westerly boundary line of Lot 30 in
a northerly direction to the Northwest-
erly comer of Lot 30, thence turn 90'
right and run along the northerly
boundary of Lot 30 to the Point of Be-
The above described property includes
a house which is basically 42 1/2 feet
long at the back of the house parallel
to Woodward Avenue and 24 feet wide
at the northerly end of the house run-
ning parallel to 3rd Street. That it fur-
ther includes a storage building which
is 6 feet by 6 feet and which is present-
ly situated at the southwesterly comer
of the house and approximately 3 feet
northerly of the southerly boundary
lines described above. The above prop
erty is a portion of Lot 30, Block 18,
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, and consti-
tutes approximately the northerly half
of said Lot.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
on Allen N. Jelks, Jr.. Esq., of JOHNSTON, HAR-
RIS, GERDE & JELKS. PA, Attorneys for Plantiff.
whose address is: 239 East Fourth Street. Panama
City, Florida, 32401, on or before the 17th day of
July, 1991, and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before .service on Plaintiffs attor-
ne, or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default
win be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of said
Court on the h da of June. 1991.
Gulf County Circuit Court
By: /a/ Tonya Knox
Deputy Clerk
Pu lish June 27, July 4. 11. and 18. 1991.

The administration of the estate of LEWIS
MOORE, deceased. File Number 91-27, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Gulf County. Florida. Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is Clerk of
Court. Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a coP of this notice is served
within three months aer the date of the first pub-
lication of this notice must file their claims with
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the estate
of the decedent must file their claims with this
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is June 20, 1991.
Personal Representative:
RL 1. Box 359
Ogema, Wisconsin 54459
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Costin & Costin
413 Williams Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Telephone: 904-227-1159
Publish: June 20 and 27, 1991.
BID. NO. 9001-26
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County. Florida will receive sealed bids from any
-person, company, or corporation interested in sell-
ing the County the following described real proper-
1 or 2 lots with a minimum acreage
equaling 1/5 acre for the purpose of in-
stalling the proposed White City Water
Plant. Bidders interested in offering
more than two lots will be considered.
The property must be located in White
City, Florida, on the West side of High-
way 71.
Delivery date must be specified, and liquidat-
ed damages for failure to deliver unit on specified
date will be set at $25.00 per day.
Please indicate on your envelope that this is
a sealed bid, the bid number, and what item the
bid is for.
Bids will be received until 9:00 o'clock, A.M.,
Eastern Time, on July 9, 1991, at the Office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf County Court-
house. 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
By: /s/ James E, Creamer
Publish: June 20 and 27, 1991.
CASE NO. 90-265
BRIAN COX, Individually, and d/b/a WEWA AUTO
NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to an
Order of Partial Summary Judgment and a Motion
to Approve Sale entered in the above-styled cause,
I will sell the property situate in Gulf County, Flor-
ida. described as:
All of the inventory, furniture, fixtures
and equipment In Wewa Auto Parts, to-
gether with the name Wewa Auto
Parts, less and except the items of fur-
niture -and equipment mutually agreed
that is owned by the landlord, together
with any and all replacements of inven-
tory, fixtures and equipment.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for
cash, at the front door of the Clerk's office of the
courthouse of Gulf County, Port St Joe. Florida,
at the hour of 11 a.m., on the 5th day of July.
By: Tonya Knox
Deputy Clerk
Publish: June 20 and 27, 1991.

*If the child does not swim, a
Type II Child or Infant device is
recommended to keep the child
face up on the water.
*Be sure to try the PFD on
the child in the store. Be sure it
fits snugly, and to test it lift the
child up by the shoulders of the
PFD to make sure it will not slip
over the chin or ears.
*Children tend to panic when
they fall in the water, which can
make it dangerous even with a
PFD. It is important to get them
used to wearing it in the water.

*Even- though a PFD is de-
signed to keep a child afloat, it
does not substitute for supervi-
sion. Never leave a child unat-
tended. Discourage running,
pushing and boisterous play on a
boat or near the water.

For more information about
the brand names and manufac-
turers of children's PFDs, contact
the National PFD Manufacturers
Association at (312) 836-4747.
For Boating Safety information,
contact the Florida Marine Patrol
Boating Safety Section at (904)

4LLEMORE Corner 10th Street and U.S. Hwy. 98
REAL ESTATE Mexico Beach, FL 32410

INC(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478

Cape Plantation: 103 Plantation
Drive: A great home for the golfers
3 bd, plus a bonus room, 2 1/2 ba.,
2,000 sq. ft. approx. Small equity &
assume, $105,000.
Beacon Hill Estates: Lucia Ave.,
nice residential lot, 100'x120',
Beacon Hill Estates: Hwy. 386,
commercial or residential lot,
100'x120'. $17,000.

104 N. 27th St. Stucco & block home, 3 bd., 2 ba.
lividining combo, nice Fla. rm, master bedroom
suite, can. h&a, privacy fence. Walk to each
220 Kim Koves. 3 bd., 2 ba. Quiet residential area.
Garage, sprinkler system, $64,000.
131 Pine St. Pretty residential lot, excellent neigh-
borhood, houses only, $12,500.
109 Circle Dr.: Great view of Gulf. 3 bd., 2 be-.,
brick home, spacious enclosed sun room, Ig. deck
& patio, cen. h&a, partially furnished, carport,
34th St. Nice large vacant beachfront loLt. Build
your dream home and enjoy the spectacular sun-
sets l $108,000.
16th St. lot, Beach access approx. 500', level resi-
dential lot located on small pond. Possible owner fi-
nancing, $23,500.
310 Maryland Ave.: Mobile home on very Ig. lot,
split plan, 2 bd., 2 ba., deck, screen porch, fenced,
a quiet area, $36,400.
315 Robin Lane: 3 bd., 2 be., sunken liv. rm. with
fireplace, carport, landscaped, good price, $70,000.
508 Georgia Ave.: Vacant lot with power pole and
septic tank, partially cleared, $17,000. Make offer.
37th St., Brittle #21 & #22, 2 bd., 2 ba., excel. ren-
tals, completely furnished, just steps to pier & gulf.
$63,000 each.
Brittle #15, 37th St. Completely furn., 2 bath, 2 bd.,
townhome, close to Gulf. $63,000.
Prime location for fishermen and beach lovers,
RESIDENCE w/dock, walk to beach, completely fur-
nished, owner built, 3 bd., 2 be. single family resi-
dence. $215,000.
Pier Road, 2 bd., 1 1/2 be., sunken liv. rm., deck w/
great view, $73,500.
Pier Road: 2 bd., 2 ba. furnished townhome, 800'.
S.ish from pier or swim in gulf. $682,999 MAKE
Texas St., 100'x108' vacant lot w/1050 gal. septic
tank in place for 3 bd. home. $12,500.
Georgia Ave. Quality built "Peachtree Tall Oaks"
mobile home, 2 bd., 2 ba., w/new 3 ton air cond.,
landscaped, deck, $39,500.
Grand Isle location, like new 3 bd, 2 ba. custom
built home. Dbl. garage, great room in quiet area.
100'+. waterfront with 66' +- across highway.
Zoned commercial.
C Miramar Dr, canalfront townhome, very nice, to-
tally fum., 2 bd., 2 1/2 be. w/dock, $4-40.000W RE-
DUCED TO $100,000.
127 Mramnar Dr.: OWNER SAYS SELLI Beach-
aide duplex, excel. location, beautiful view from
your screen porch, 400' to beach, or walk to Canal
Park 2 bd., 1 be. each side, paved parking, Ig. util.
rm., 44G49,0. REDUCED TO $125,000.00.
Corner of 386 & U.S. 98. Uniquely On bluff over-
looking the Gulf. Well kept furnished stucco con-
crete block home. 3 bd., 2 be., great room w/
fireplace, dbl. carport. A must see for $114,000.
4th & Fortner: Great view, spacious home w/big
deck, Ig. liv. rm w/fp, fam. rm., dr, kit, w/appli., new
carpet & tile. 3 bd., 2 be. master bath has dressing
area w/walk-in closet. PLUS 2 bd. fum. apartment,
Owner Anxious. $95,000.
313 Hatley Dr.: 3 bd., 2 ba. brick & frame home, Ig.
double garage, quiet street, good buy. $59,000.
Corner of 13th & Hwy. 98, vacant lot, zoned for
business, 90'x190', $120,000.
Robin Lane: Vacant lot, owner anxious, $10,000.
Sea St.: 1 corner lot with adjoining lot, vacant,
zoned for mobile homes. $28,500 total for the two.
37th SL, 2 bd., 2 ba. townhome, end unit, beautiful-
ly fumished, near pier, OWNER ANXIOUS,
$69,500, make offer.
37th St, Vacant lot, 75'x100'; 'nice building lot,
dose to beach, pier, beachside, $59,900.
37th St., close to pier: Comfortable 2 bd., 1 1/2
ba., townhome, great getaway, $76,000.
1810 Hwy. 98, Great Rental Investment One 2
bdrm., 2 bath apartment, one one bdrm., 1 bath apt.
Reduced to $85,500.
41st St. Beachside: Unit in four plex. Neat as a
pin Furnished, 2 bd., 1 1/2 be. Very affordable,
117 40th St. -Apt. 2:2 bd., 1 ba., furnished, close
to beach, Reduced to $37,900, make offer.
Hwy. 98: Great buy for home across street from
beach. Nice 2 bd., 1 1/2 ba. townhomes, furnished.
$48,500 ea. or $146,000 for all 3. 1 SOLD.
404 5th SL: 2 bd., 2 be., can. h&a, mobile home, 2
screen porches. Ig. outside utility house, very nice,
on Ig. lot, $49,500.
12th St Business Center: commercial lot 2nd
from highway. $35,000.

Beacon Hill Lots: 3rd Ave. Between 1st & 2nd St.
Owner financing, 20% down. $7,000 each.
4th Ave. & 3rd SL, Newly remodeled & redecorat-
ed 3 bd., 1 be. home on 3.lots. Reduced to
$67,000. Call for details.
2nd Ave. & 4th SLt: 2 lots 50x100 each, cleared,
$22,500 for bolh.
Choose 1 of 2 lots available, corner of 3rd St. & 4th
Ave. r corner of 3rd St, & 3rd Ave. $13,500 aa.
Faulk & Lucia-Large vacant comer lot 120'x100',
zoned for homes, short distance to beach. $15,000.

Ellen F. Allemore, Broker
Dot Craddock 648-5486
Joy Holder 648-8493
Brenda Lynn 648-8215
John Maddox 648-8899
Joan Smithwick 648-5374

6th St., 2 Ig. vacant lots zoned for houses, $32,000
4 wooded lots, $20,000.
1985 double wide 3 bd., 2 ba. mobile home in the
center of 3 lots. $42,900.
3rd Ave.: Nice 14x60' Scot 1984 mobile home, 2
bd., 1 be. custom built masonite siding, shingle
roof, other extras. $35,000.

38th St. Luxury by the Pier #3, beachfront town-
home, spectacular view, newly furnished, 3 bd., 2 1/
2 ba., completely furnished, $120,000.
Beachfront townhome, Mexico Beach. 2 bed-
room, 21/2 b iudeidift iL U
to $79,9001
Townhome 9709. Beachfront townhome, nicely fur-
nished, swimming pool & tennis court privileges.
$96,500. -.
Seashores #1 and #3, Beautiful 3 d., 2 1/2 ba.,
unit w/fireplace, good storage, closet space, un-
furn., $125,000.
Cortez St. End Triplex at St. Joe Beach: Lg. 3
bd., 2 1/2 ba., covered deck, good layout, fireplac-
es, $122,900.
Gulf Aire Townhome: 9733, Waterfront, 2 bd., 2
1/2 ba., nicely and completely fumished, $95,000.
9813 Hwy. 98: Absolutely beautiful 3 bd., 2 1/2 ba.,
9821 Hwy. 98: beautiful 2 bd., 2 1/2 be. townhome.
$98,500 unfurnished, $105,000 furnished.

412B Gulf Aire Dr.: 1/2 duplex. Unique 3 bdrm., 2
ba., custom deaisnged home, cathedral ceiling,
stone fp, ch/a, garage, all appliances. Many ameni-
ties. $79,900.
412B Gulf Aire Dr.: 1/2 duplex. Unique 3 bdrm., 2
ba., custom designed home, cathedral ceiling,
stone fp, ch/a, garage, all appliances. Many ameni-
ties. $79,900.
Gulf Aire Dr.: multi-family or single family lot,
Gulf Aire Dr.: Corner lot with view of water,
Gulf Airem Dr.: 2 lots available. $17,000 ea.
305 Gulf Aire Dr. Gorgeous gulf view, 3 bd., 2 ba.
brick home, dbl. garage, reasonably priced,
Prime Lot facing the gulf, 60'x180', $50,000.
Beacon Road: Nice vacant lot, $22,500.
Sea Pines Dr. Vacant lot; nice, BACK ON THE
MARKET, $28,000.
Beacon Road, good vacant lot, $22,500.
Nice residential lot, $17,900.
Gulf Aire Drive: Good single family vacant lot,
Beacon Road: One large single family lot. $19,500.
Gulf Aire Drive: Multi or single family vacant lot,
sewer tap pd., Readyl $17,200.
Buccaneer Dr.: Extra Ig. vacant lot, beautiful trees,
low traffic area, $35,000.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Close to pool & tennis courts, vacant
lot, $21,500.
Beacon Road: Vacant lot, good location, $19,500.
Periwinkle Dr.: Vacant lot, located in slow traffic
area, $19,500.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Vacant lot close to tennis court &
pool area. $22,800.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Triplex, two 3 bd. 2 ba. units and one
1 bd., 1 be. unit, very nice, good investment, all 3 at
$155,000 or will sell individually for $69,900 ea 3
bd. units & $34,900 1 bd. unit.
Gulf Aire Drive: 2 triplexes 1 bd. w/loft each, total
of 6 units, furnished. $38,900 ea.
Gulf Airs Dr.: Duplex, 3 bd., 2 ba. ea. side, excel.
construction. $69,900 per unit.
Gulf Aire Dr.: Duplex, triplex or single family vacant
lot, $22,900.

Corner Bay St. & Alabama: 24'x48' quality built
Skyline mobile home. Formal liv. rm. & din. rm.,
den, with kitchen. Comes with all appliances. Can.
h/a, 1g. dbl. garage, offers workshop and super stor-
age. Landscaped, chain link fenced yard, $55,000
240 Santa Anna SLt.: Home for family or weekend
living. Liv., din. rm., kit., 2 Ig. .bd., 2 ba., wrap-
around eck. Septic system allows another bd.
Bay SL Drive by to see this attractive 2 bedroom, 2
bath mobile home with large screen porch & deck
on level, wooded lot. Completely furnished for your
vacation retreat or permanent residence. $38,500.
5912 Georgia Ave., 2 bd., 2 ba. mobile home with
2 car garage,Ig. deck, nice yd. $42,500.
Corner Gulf St. & Americus Ave.: 1 block frmo
beach. 2 bd.. 2 be. 14'x70' mobil home, ch/a, all ap-
pliances, double garage on 2 lots, $43,000.
348 Gulf St.: 2 bd., 1 ba. mobile home. New carpet
& sub flooring, furnished, nice lot, $25,000.
Corner of Canal & Alabama. Partially furnished
dean, well-main-tained 3 bd., 2 ba. double wide,
carport, nice yd. w/fruit trees & shade trees.
Selma SLt: Vacant lot with drive, 75'xt 50', 44,800
Large home, best construction. 4 bd,, 2 ba. up-
stairs; 2 bd., 1 ba., 1/2 ba., 1/4 ba. downstairs, plen-
ty of deck, gorgeous view $162,000.
Corner of Americus & Selma, 3 lots available, 2 at
$14,000 ea. & 1 at $15,500. Owner financing.
Coronado & U.S. 98: Unobstructed gulf view. Co-
ronado #4, 2 bd., 1 1/2 bae. townhome, ch&a, total
elec., NICEI' 70$690 Reduced to $69,500.

Pineda St.. 4 lots in first block to beach, $20,000
Hwy. 98, between Pine & Canal Streets: Lot,
beautiful view, Reduced to $25,000.
Columbus St., nicely tumrnished 3 bd., 2 ba. mobile
home, 1 1/2 blocks to beach, $40,000.
SLt Joe Beach, Coronado #7, 2 bd., 1 1/2 ba.
townhome, unrestricted gulf view, furnished, nice.
Reduced to $65,000. Make offer.
Corner Santa Anna & U.S. Hwy. 98. 4 bd., 2 ba.
or possibly could be converted into 2 rental units.
$79.rG. Now $60,000. MAKE OFFER.
Hwy. 98 between Balboa & Magellan. Develop-
ersl 3/4 of block plus 1 lot Look to the future. Su-
per investment. $330,000.
Corner of Court & Alabama, St. Joe Beach: New
frame stilt home, 2 bd., 1 ba-, livJdin./kitchen com-
bo, nice deck, furnished, chla. 6, 599. Reduced
to $69,500.
St. Joseph Shores: Great buy for home across
street from beach. 2 bd, 1 1/2 be. townhome, fum.,
$48,500 or $194,000 for all 4.
Coronado Townhomes: 2 bd., 1 1/2 ba., dedicat-
ed beach. Unobstructed view. All amenitieS. Fur-
nished $84,900; unfurnished $74,500.
3 lots Pineda St.: 1st block Reduced to $46,500.
Between Coronado & Balboa St.: 50' lot on Hwy.
98. Reduced to $30,000.

2012 Long Ave.: 4 bd., 2 be. w/inground pool, com-
pletely fenced, $67,500.
2011 Juniper Ave.: Walking distance to schools &
churches, 3 bd., 2 be., appli. & fp, fenced back yd.
139 Westcott Circle Almost new 3 bd., 2 ba.
home, fp, Ig. bdrms., whirlpool tub in master bath. 2
storage bldgs. Screen enclosed patio, pool & walk-
way to pool. Landscaped yd. & back yard privacy
fenced. Shallow well. Looking for a nice home, you
must see thisI $118,000.
1101 Constitution Dr.: Bayfront lovely 2 story,
beautiful view, 3 bd., 1 1/2 ba., Ig. lot. Was
$409009, reduced to $99,000.
White City: 3 bd., 1 be. home. approx. 1/2 acre, re-
cently renovated, attractive yard.
1402 Long Ave.: 2 bdJ ba. .home on comer, re-
cently improved & ready for occupancy. Included
are 2 rental units, 2 bd.11 ba. each, all for $62,500.
206 10th St.: 3 bd., 1 ba. home, new kitchen cabi-
nets, carport, near churches, nursing home.
510 8th St.: Live in 1 apartment and rent out 3 for
income. $48,900.
Howard Creek: Great fishing, year round living, 3
ba., 1 ba., mobile home, furnished, storage shed,
well, screened porch, $32,500. 1 Acre cleared.
WHITE CITY: Roomy 2 bd. home w/carport &
screen porches, on Volunteer St., $26,500.
517 10th St.: Nice solid starter home, 2 bd., 1 ba.
on 2 1/2 lots. Room to expand. Reduced to
Corner Monument & Yaupon, Vacant lot in excel-
lent neighborhood. $20,000.
216 7th SL: Want room? 5 bd., 2 bae., 3 car carport,
fireplaces, fam. rm., screen porch, fenced, stor. nn.,
$45,000. .
Oak Grove: 2 lots, mobile home w 3 bd., 2 ba.
Port St. Joe: Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. home. Stone
trim, stone f.p. in great rm, vaulted ceiling, double
garage, beautifully landscaped yard, excellent
2004 Juniper Ave.: Comfortable 3 bd., 1 1/2 ba.
brick home, just redone, swimming pool, 1 1/2 lots,
good price, $85,000.
Marvin Avenue: Vacant lot. 75'x175', no back door
neighbors, $17,500.
HOWARD CREEK: 62x130' vacant lot, $7,300.

Sunshine Acres: Land available only 10 mi. to
beach, unrestricted quiet area, low taxes, $7,000.
Intracoaestal Canal Frontage: Lot 1, 1.02 A -
$28,000; Lot 2, 1.08 A $28,000; Lot 3 1.35 A,
Intracoastal Canal front, 1 + acre with well and
septic tank, $20,000.
SUNSHINE FARMS on Hwy. 386.4 miles north of
Hwy. 98, 5.68 acres, $17,000.
SUNSHINE ACRES: 10 mi. from Mexico Beach,
2.1 acres, $12,000.
2 lots with septic tank approx. .5 acre, ready to
build, on county road 386, 3 miles north of Over-
street bridge, $11,000 ea. Owner financing availa-
1.9 acres on canal, $29,500.
Overstreet: Approximately 2 acres loaded wfirees.
300' along west side of Daniels Rd., $9,000.
1/2 acre vacant lot on Hwy. 386, $7,000Q Reduced
to $5,000.
Hwy. 386 before bridge: 125 hwy. frontage. Vacant
lot, $5,000.
Sunshine Farms: 4.94 acres on main road,
Sunshine Farms, approx. 4 mi. to beach, 3 acres,
Overstreet Hwy. 386 before bridge, 1.47 acres,
septic tank, light pole, well, $15,000.

Hwy. 71, near Honeyville. 2.5 acres w/older trailer,
$2-O909. REDUCED TO $18,000. OWNER ANX-
Dalkelth: 2 high and dry 1/2 acre lots, wooded,
$4,800 ea.
Wewahitchka: 22 plus acres, wooded, pretty,
1988 doublewide mobile home on 3 lots, 7th St,
Custom features, dock, chain link fence, $33,000.
Building behind truss plant, Approx 1 acre w/
bldg. and 3 phase power to sie. $33,500.
Private 100' on beach. 1.66 acres vacant property
$460-900 Reduced to $122,000.


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First Union Announces Dividends

First Union Corporation has
reported $73 million, or 67 cents
per common share, in net income
applicable to common stockhold-
ers for the first quarter of 1991.
This compared with $47 mil-
lion, or 43 cents, in the fourth
quarter of 1990 and $71 million,
or 67 cents, a year ago. First
quarter 1990 results Included
Florida National Banks of Florida
Inc. from January 29, 1990,
when First Union completed its
purchase accounting acquisition.
'"We continued to make
progress in a difficult operating
environment, particularly in di-
versifying our sources of income
and controlling expenses," said
Edward E. Crutchfield Jr., First
Union Corporation chairman and
chief executive officer. "However,
increases in nonperforming as-
sets and slowing loan demand
still are hampering earnings
growth. These trends will likely
continue until the recession runs

its course."
First quarter 1991 results in-
cluded $29 million from the sale
of investment securities. First
quarter 1991 results also reflect-
ed an increase of $14 million in
the loan loss provision compared
with the fourth quarter of 1990 or
an increase of $73 million com-
pared with the first quarter of
Tax-equivalent net interest in-
come was $363 million in the first
quarter of 1991, a one percent in-
credse from $358 million in the
fourth quarter of 1990 and a 9
percent increase from $332 mil-
lion in the first quarter of 1990.
Continued growth from capi-
tal management income, mort-
gage banking income and other
service fees contributed to non-
interest income of $184 million in
the first quarter of 1991. This
was a 17 percent increase from
$158 million in the fourth quarter
of 1990 and a 54 percent in-
crease from $120 million in the

first quarter of 1990.
With a continuing focus on
expense control, non-interest ex-
pense \vas $323 million in the
first quarter of 1991, a one per-
cent decrease from $327 million
in the fourth quarter of 1990 and
an 8 percent increase from $298
million a year ago.
Net loans and deposits re-
mained relatively flat when com-
pared with the amounts at the
end of December and March
Nonperforming. assets were
$1.07 billion at the end of the
first quarter of 1991, compared
with $813 million at year-end
1990 and $502 million a year
ago. First quarter 1991 nonper-
forming assets were 4.07 percent
of net loans and foreclosed prop-
erties, compared with 3.07 per-
cent at year-end 1990 and 1.90
percent a year ago.
Annualized net charge-offs as

Sevn eicaI 5' i 'eedsIn Tre Cni e

a percentage of average net loans
were .79 percent at March 31,
1991, up from .71 percent in the
fourth quarter of 1990 and .50
percent in the first quarter of
1990. First Union's allowance for
loan losses was $496 million at
March 31, 1991.
First Union's first quarter
1991 return on average assets
was .82 percent, compared with
.55 percent in the fourth quarter
of 1990 and .84 percent a year
ago. The return on average com-
mon stockholders' equity was
13.01 percent, compared with
8.30 percent in the fourth quarter
of 1990 and 13.79 percent a year
First Union Corporation, with
assets of $39.6 billion at March
31, 1991, operates 760 banking
offices in North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia and Florida,
one banking office in Tennessee
and 281 nonbanking offices in 36


Medical Center Changes Name Rainfall can
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l liW be Known As North Florida Medical Centers In the ture

The Board of Directors of the Wewahitchka
Medical Center, Inc. has approved a change in
the corporate name to North Florida Medical
Centers, Inc. the not-for-profit corporation will
maintain its headquarters in- Wewahitchka,
and continue operating three primary care cen-
ters under the names of Wewahitchka Medical
and Dental Center, Carrabelle Medical Center
and Wakulla Medical Center. In announcing
the change, Chief Executive Officer Jim
McKnight stated, "the Board felt that the new
name better describes the area-wide medical
services we provide, and identifies our achieve-
ments and objectives."
North Florida Medical Centers, Inc. serves
rural communities that have been traditionally
medically underserved. States McKnight, 'We
try to serve the whole community. We can pro-
vide services to lower income families with a
sliding fee scale. We accept most private insu-

rance policies, as well as Medicare and Medic-
aid." The corporation receives 41 percent of its
funding from a federal grant, with the remain-
ing funds received from services rendered, pri-
vate donations and private foundation grants.
Based on current figures, the three centers will
provide medical services to 25,000 patients
during the coming year. Additionally, health
promotion, disease prevention, and a variety of
health screenings will be provided to the people
of Gulf, Franklin, and Wakulla counties.
McKnight further states, .'We continue to
grow, both in the number of services we pro-
vide and the quality of service and have con-
tracted with two family practitioners who will
begin seeing patients on August 1, 1991." Addi-
tionally, a third family practitioner has been of-
fered a contract and is expected to begin pro-
viding services in the near future.

Four Simple Rules Can Prevent

Fun from Turning to Tragedy

Boating accident investigators
with the Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission don't
look forward to working during
the July 4 holiday. That's when
more boating accidents occur
than during any other weekend.
With the holiday approaching,
officers are asking boaters to use
courtesy and common sense to
save lives.
"People don't realize it, but
boating is stressful," said Col.
Bob Edwards, director of the Divi-
sion of Law Enforcement for the
Commission. "Studies have
shown that exposure to the sun,
wind, engine noise, vibration and
constant motion can slow reac-
tion time significantly."
Consuming alcoholic beverag-

es makes the situation worse. Pe-
ripheral vision is reduced and
hearing is made less acute. Most
operators who have been drinking
don't recognize the effects, so
they feel fine until they crash into
a dock or something else.
To date, 47 people have died
this year on Florida's waterways,
and 170 people have been in-
jured. The Commission suggests
these courtesy and common
sense rules for boating safety:
1. Wear your personal flota-
tion device (PFD). Boating safety
officials estimate that 80 percent
of boating fatality victims would
have had a chance for survival if
they had been wearing a PFD.
2. Don't drink and drive.
More than 50 percent of Florida's

boating accidents are alcohol-
related. Designate a boat driver
and insist that that person re-
main sober.
3. Be courteous on the water.
Slow down when you see a
downed skier. Reduce your wake
in areas with many boats and in
areas where people are swim-
ming. Avoid competition on the
4. Reduce your stress if the
outing is a long one. Drop anchor
near land and take a walk to re-
duce tension from motor vibra-
tions and to stretch and loosen
your muscles. Sit in the shade to
give your eyes a break from the
sun and wind. Drink lost of fresh
water to avoid dehydration ind

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Rainfall associated with hur-
ricanes can also be deadly. The
greatest threat is in the more hilly
or mountainous terrain outside of
Florida. However, the danger of
drowning from flooding caused by
excessive rainfall in Florida hurri-
canes should not be under-
estimated, especially away from
the immediate coastal sections.
Unlike the storm surge and
the destruction caused by winds
of a hurricane, torrential rainfall
associated with tropical cyclones
is not related to the strength of
the hurricane in any way. The im-
portant factor is the speed of the
hurricane the slower it moves
over an area, the greater the rain-
fall amounts. In fact, some of the
heaviest rain amounts ever ob-
served occurred with either weak
hurricanes or even tropical
storms which remained essential-
ly stationary in an area for 24
hours or more.
An October tropical storm in
1941 produced 35 inches of rain
in 48 hours at Cross City, and a
hurricane in the same general
area in September of 1950 pro-
duced almost 25 inches near Ce-
dar Key in three days. Many other
sections have received over 15
inches of rain in one or two days.
These torrential rains will
cause emergency management of-
ficials to ask for evacuation of
some areas. Please heed their
advice when you are told to
evacuate. Do not base your de-
cision on past experience. That
can be deadly!


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