The star
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 Material Information
Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 31, 1992
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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1508 HWY 431-5

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330 Per Copy 3
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1992 Wasn't Too Bad for Gulf

Road Paving,

Introduction of Recycling,

Space Shot, New Bridge, All Positive Steps

1992 wasn't quite as traumatic a year as
1991 for Gulf County citizens with its average
number of violent deaths, thefts, natural disas-
ters, and items of good news scattered through-
out the year, among the bad.
As it has been with the past three or four
years, the dilemma of handling solid waste took
up an inordinate amount of our time and ener-
gies this past year with possibly the County's
several governments getting a midget step clos-
er to a solution of the monumental problem. It
was hard to see which was piling up faster; the
solid waste or the problems in dealing with it.
Anyhow, as the year began, it found Gulf
County allowing a private contractor to come in
and serve customers who lived outside the in-
corporated limits of a city while the County
closed down all its handling facilities with the
exception of landfills to handle yard, industrial
and construction debris.
The solid waste revolution undertaken by
the County, saw the Board abolish the position
of Mosquito Control director and place that de-
partment under the purview of the Road De-
partment. Its director was released and the- du-
ties passed on to other County employees.
The past year saw the City of Port St. Joe
tentatively dip its toe into the uncharted sea of
recycling and before the year was out it had
stepped in up to its chin and was still holding
its breath due to the shock of change and the
chill of uncertainty about how the system
would work out.
The City learned that the biggest uncertain-
ty about recycling was, who will buy the mate-
rial collected and separated? By the end of the
year, markets were being located and the City
was breathing easier about its new venture.
The first week of the new year, Gulf County
experienced its first traffic death. It was to be
the first of three which took the lives of Gulf
* County citizens. This was a safe year for Gulf
County highways, as safe years go, but it was a
tragic year for three families in the County.
Other tragedies struck also during the year.
A late night fire in downtown Port St. Joe de-
stroyed the Sears Catalog Sales store and dam-
aged three other places of business, due to the
proximity to the destroyed building.
A Wewahitchka man, Johnny Bryant, died a
week after being incinerated by his brother, Da-
vid Bryant. Bryant was charged with tossing
gasoline on his brother in an argument over a
loan and setting it afire, fatally burning Johnny
Bryant. David Bryant was charged with first de-
gree murder and is currently awaiting trial.
Commercial fishermen in Gulf County and
other counties in Florida, found themselves
quickly becoming an endangered species as the
Marine Fisheries Commission attempted to get
a i-ule approved to get net fishing abolished
from all inshore waters, effectively preventing
them from plying their trade. 4
Fishermen parried thrusts threatening their
livelihood from other avenues, also. The rules
for use of TED's on shrimp boats was tight-
ened, further eroding the fisherman's efficiency.
Mullet fishermen had their seasons shortened
by rules which denied them from fishing on the
week ends and other rules were attempted to
reduce catches of other species by regulation.
* Port St. Joe's favorite commercial fisher-
men, Raffield's Fisheries came under attack by
the federal government, further adding to their
woes in a vanishing way of life.
In January of last year, James McGee of

Port St.
Joe leaped
into a solid
waste recov-
ery program
during 1992.
One of the
targets of the
program was
cardboard, a
which ac-
counts for 30
percent of the
County's solid
waste. Here
cardboard is
being pressed
into bales for
sale to St. Joe
Forest Prod-
ucts Compa-


Three traffic deaths, one murder, a fire,
threatened fishermen, and a 1000 Friends of
Florida butting into our business mar an
otherwise good year.

The small suborbital
rocket shown resting here
against an automobile
was the first space shot to
be sent aloft at Cape San
Blas in early August of
1992. The rocket was list-
ed as the first in a series
which is scheduled to be
sent up by educational
and commercial space

Port St. Joe became the first traffic fatality. A
Panama City man was killed instantly attempt-
ing to steal electric transmission wire in the
Willis Landing area. Tracy Davis was named
Outstanding Young Woman and Port St. Joe re-
ceived its first one-way street of more than one
In February, Sheriff Al Harrison and Judge
DeDee Costello tossed a procedural matter in to
the open public which should have been han-
dled privately and fed the gossip mills for the
better part of a month before it was settled. De-
tours went up on the new Highland View
Bridge construction project and the Port St. Joe
Police had a Maryland man, Brian A. Bechtold,
saying he had murdered his parents a few days

before, give himself up. The Chamber of Com-
merce joined a consortium of counties consist-
ing of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor,
Madison, Hamilton, Gadsden and Gulf, to pro-
mote industry in the northwest Florida area.
What was billed as "Super Tuesday" over
the nation, turned out not to be so "Super" dur-

ing the month of March. Gulf sent 1,563 of its
"7 164-voters"to the polls in a Presidential Pref-
erence Primary election. Both high schools in
the County employed new football coaches dur-
ing March. Wayne Flowers went to the Wewa-
hitchka High School and John Hicks came to
Port St. Joe. Natasha Powell was the winner of
the County spelling bee in March.
With the weather warming up in April, life
began to stir at a faster pace through the
County. Lewana Patterson was named the
County Teacher of the Year and Edwin Wil-
liams stepped down as Principal of Port St. Joe
High due to ill health. Wes Taylor was named
interim. Repair work started on homes of the
elderly in Port St. Joe; the fishermen won the
first round of a battle royal with the Marine
Fisheries Commission and the Beach residents
opposed building of a boardwalk by the County
Commission. A man, Calvin Jackson, was
found dead behind a grocery store on Highway
May brought misery to delinquent tax pay-
ers, with 595 parcels being advertised in prep-
aration for a tax certificate sale. Wayne Parrish
(See 1992 on Page 6)

it just beginning to rise above ground level.
The bridge is now nearing completion.

A $3 million road surfacing program was Port St. Joe had its streets paved during the
in full swing at the beginning of last year. spring and early summer.




High-Powered Help

- We hardly feel in a serious mood at this writing, but we have
a little something about which we should all become serious. It's
about the swelling movement to make commercial fishermen ille-
gal in these United States. We here in Florida are doing our part
by sitting back on our hands, while the so-called conservation-
Ists attack our commercial fishermen and are pushing the ap-
proval of laws to make their method of making a living illegal.
- Actually the Marine Fisheries Commission is a group of
sports fishermen, posing as conservationists, conserving the
"chicken of the sea" for their continued fun and games while the
commercial fishermen all go try to make a living elsewhere and
while the lot of us who live in Florida either do without the deli-
cious shrimp, oysters, lobsters and fish we have always enjoyed
or buy the product produced by foreign fishermen.
Now, that makes real sense, doesn't it. Foreign producers
don't have the regulations for making sure their'product gets to
market in a fresh condition, kept clean and sanitary and above
all, caught without a net which contained a turtle excluding de-
vice or a net with a mesh of more than three inches. We just
couldn't live with ourselves if that were to happen.
But, in the last few days the commercial fishermen in Florida
and the remainder of the United States gained an ally which
they didn't expect. This ally is listened to by millions and they
take what he says as gospel, because, it usually is!
Paul Harvey has tackled the Marine Fisheries Commission,
the Conservationists, the do-gooders and the no-gooders, who
are opposing the centuries-old trade of commercial fishing. He
has attacked them with both barrels and held the cause of the
commercial fishermen high, ridiculing the pitiful efforts of those
who would try to stop them.from being commercial fishermen.
We didn't hear Paul Harvey's commentary Saturday, but we
heard from someone who did hear Paul. We hope the commer-
cial fishermen of these United States get a copy of that broad-
cast and use it to fight those ignorant Marine Fisheries members
all across this nation who would stop commercial fishermen
from commercial fishing! If we want to preserve seafood, outlaw
the so-called sports fisherman. He's the one who catches a fish
to look at it. He's the one who has to end up taking his catch to
the dump when he catches more than he can clean. He's the one
who doesn't keep his catch preserved until someone can safely
eat it.
Nobody is advocating outlawing the sports fisherman. He
wouldn't dare even think of it. So who do the so-called sports
want to outlaw the commercial fishermen?
If we pay no attention to this serious matter during 1993, the
commercial fisherman is likely to.go the way of the Studebaker.

Think of A Name

A new year has rolled around, whether we are ready for it or
not. Just 24 hours from now it will be 1993 and time to put a
new calendar on the wall.
New years are rolling around with increasing regularity for us
these days. It seems like only day before yesterday we tentatively
stepped into 1992 and felt accustomed to living in the '90's. Af-
ter all, we had two years' experience living in this new decade.
Now, -we're starting on-the fourth and the entire decade is, in
danger of slipping by before we grow accustomed to it.
Just the other day, we read an article about what we will call
the decade of the 20's when it gets here. In the year 1960, we
were comfortable referring to the decade as the 60's. In the 70's
it seemed only a natural thing to do to refer to them as the 70's.
Nothing awkward about that at all. The same thing with the 80's
apd the 90's. But what are we going to call the 2000 decade?
This could get almost as uncomfortable as a new bride [or
groom] deciding what to call their new in-laws. Do you call them
Mr. and Mrs. so and so, Mom and Dad, or Mother, and
Daddy ? It's a quandary!
The decade of the 2000, the turn of the century, will be here
before you know it, so we had better decide how we will refer to
the decade and get accustomed to saying it in order to feel com-
fortable with the whole idea.
We could refer to it as the "21st Century," or "hundred
score," or "generic decade," when the year 2000 rolls around,
but* if we know the people of the United States, they will refer to
it as the "year I first learned to drive," or "the year my, wife
learned to make cornbread like my momma used to," or some
such nonsensical method of putting our initials on the first year
of the new century. We suppose we could do like the Chinese
and name it for some animal or maybe just simply call it "Survi-
But, for right now, concentrate on having the best year you
ever had during the year of our Lord, 1993!

Hunker Down with Kes i

A Clear and Concise Look Back at 1992

A Colbert

Wesley Ramsey will from time
to time, in somewhat, of a semi-
subtle fashion, remind me that
I'm not as young as I used to be.
As is his custom, Wes usually
hits me with these little "asides"
when I least expect 'em. As you
might well imagine I quickly re-,
mind him that it was he, not I,'
. who covered the Wright Brothers
at Kitty Hawk. Why, Wes and old
Orville were on a first name ba-
Still, I try to stay on my p's'
and q's around Wesley. I don't
want to let him know that I've for-
gotten a face, can't remember a,
name, let an anniversary slip my
mind....... You've got to stay
sharp in this writing game or
those young bucks with their'
sanitized, homogenized, lap top;,
take anywhere, never needs re-'
charging, complete with spell

check. IBM and LiPI compatible
computers will just pass you
rght by.
So this week I m turning my
steel-like. never-forget-a-fact mind
to the customary late December
store' concerning the news mak-
rg events of 1992. (I said I could
remember the facts I didn t say
nothing about being onginal.)
The year started with some
cold' weather. I can't really re-
member how cold. But it couldn't
have been as cold as that Janu-
ary I returned to Sewanee for the
second semester of my college ca-
reer. Snow was up to the first
limb of most trees. And the tern-
perature was down to the "noth-
':ing was moving point." Everybody
livirig on the first floor of the dor-
mitory moved upstairs. We built
sleds out of bed slats and skied to
class. Arthur Callahan's eyeballs
froze in the open position. He
didn't sleep for four days. Folks,
1966 was a year that taught us
how to be cold.
February hasn't been much
fun for me since I got out of the
third grade. I haven't cut out a
president's, head in years. And
when you get past forty you
kind'a know who your Valentines

are. That lakes a lot of the guess
work out of1 the figuring who
placed the heart-shaped BE
MINE FOREVER tart on your
Let s see. What were we talk-
ing about? Oh. we're reviewing
the year I don't really remember
much about the spring. I bet the
baseball season started as usual.
It somehow doesn't seem the
same since the Dodgers left
Brooklyn. My family would gather
up around that old stand up Ze-
nith radio and pull. for the be-
loved Cardinals to beat "dem
bums" of Brooklyn. We didn't like
the Giants either. Of course, Wil-
lie Mays was o.k. but we had
trouble winning in the polo
grounds. I still remember a game
in 1955, we we re two runs down
in the eighth inning but Wally
Moor had walked, Musial singled
to right, we had the tying runs
on. Ray Jablonski hit a drive that
went 450 feet to dead away cen-
ter.. It's a home run in any park
in the major leagues except, of
course, at the polo grounds. Mays
runs it down with ease, the in-
ning's over. Jim Hearn shut us
out in the ninth, the Giants won
it, 4-2. I. tell you, it was tough to

win In New York in the fifties
It seems like to me that most
of the summer was taken up with
some kind of political race. The
whole thing spilled plum over into
the fall. I do remember that. My
first presidential race was 1956.
Now, I was alive In 1948 but I
was learning to crawl and missed
CNN's coverage of the election.
1952 found me climbing trees
and running through fields of clo-
ver, I didn't care who the presi-
dent was. But in August of 1956
down on the front porch of Woo-
drow Kennon's Mercantile, Dry-
goods and Grocery Store I found
an "I Like Ike" button. What an
innovative way to tell people
about a candidate. And such a
polite, positive message. I didn't
know the smiling man, with thin-
ning hair but he looked pleasant
enough for me. I found out later
he was a war hero, toot Yes sir,
politics was big on Woodrow's
front porch in 1956. I didn't ever
see a button on this Adlai Steven-
son fella, that might'a been why
he didn't win. Of course, I re-
member my Dad saying both
guys spent way too much on the
election buying buttons, passing
(See KESLEY on Page 3)

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Christmas Is A Time to Enjoy Good Food If You Don't Have A Loose Tooth

THERE WERE 32 hungry
souls around our dinner table the
night of Christmas Eve, slavering
to get at the turkey, ham, clam
chowder, sweet potatoes, butter
beans, turnip greens, and assort-
ed other dishes, cakes and pies.
They did a pretty good job of
cleaning up the groceries so we
wouldn't have too much to feed to
the hogs after it was over. The
"pigs" ate it first!
The whole Ramsey clan usu-
ally gathers on Christmas Eve, to
eat a Christmas meal and open
presents. This year was no excep-
tion. They were all there except
one grandson-Stephen and his
wife Marian, who are in Sardinia.
Each and every year the clan
grows a bit larger from those old
ugly boys, who are our grand-
sons, talking some pretty, sweet
young girl into marrying him. It
has happened three times now,
and they bring the bride and the
prospective brides, when they
come. This year, we had two pros-

pective brides at Christmas din-
ner and doggone if one grandson
didn't marry the girl he brought;
two days later! That's either fast
work on the part of a grandson,
or the girl liked the meal a lot!

. six-years-old going on 18, added-
interest to Christmas this year,
more than he usually does. A. J.
still believes in Santa Claus .
he says.
This year, A. J. was trying to
shed a' tooth which had been
loose for about a month. All eve-
ning long, he was the center of at-

tension as one uncle and then the
other tried to pull that tooth.
A. J. wasn't having any of
Finally, Willie persuaded A. J.
to let him just hold on to the
tooth. and A. J. could tug as
much as he wanted to see if it
would come out or not. About
every 30 minutes or so, every-
thing came to a halt as Willie held
the tooth and A. J. gently tugged
his tow-head, all to no avail. The
tooth simply would not come out
even though it was barely holding
on by a thread.
Poor A. J. Every time he

would bite down on something
which resisted his bite just a lit-
tle, it. would hurt the tooth and
. he would try once again, to get it"
pulled. Not too hard; you under-
stand; just enough to say he was
making an attempt to get it out.
The new tooth was already
coming through, as they usually
do before you can persuade a kid
to part with his old one. The old
tooth was dangling down about a
half inch below its neighbor to
'the right and would sort of Jiggle
when A. J. talked or laughed.
Once,. he'thought he had lost it
when he ate a piece of fruit cake,
but upon close examination,
there it was, hanging down in the
front of his face like a' Christmas
tree ornament.
WELL, AFTER WE had eaten
and gone through the ritual of
opening presents, swapping
yarns and -watching the neigh-
bors pop fireworks, we got back
to the weightier matter of tooth

Willie would get a tight hold
and A. J. would grunt and rear
his head back with a little half-
hearted jerk.
Still no tooth.
Back to learning to ride the
new bicycle, chasing the dogs and
harrassing the older cousins, like
all small boys are destined to.do.
Then, 15 minutes later, it
was try the tooth again. 'It looked
as if A. J. was going to keep that
tooth another night or so.
We filled him with horror sto-
ries about that tooth coming out
-in the middle of the night and
him swallowing it. -That didn't
work. He wasn't worried about
swallowing the tooth. The only
'thing which bothered him was
whether or not the tooth fairy
would give him credit for the
empty space the tooth was bound
to leave when it departed his

that way-you had to produce the
. evidence to tooth fairies that a
tooth had, indeed, been pulled-
once again, A. J. looked Willie up
to hold his tooth while he [A. J.]
pulled and tried to dislodge the
jewel of his smile.
Willie held on for one more
time, while A. J. gave a mighty
lunge backward with a loud grunt
and lo and behold, the tooth
turned loose from the thread it
had been hanging by and fell into
his hand, bloody, but gleaming
Well, it's a good thing A. J.
couldn't see his bloody mouth
then; only the bloody tooth. Had
he seen it, there might have been
a sob of two to contend with, but
as it was he was a little man and
let out a nervous laugh as he
cleaned the tooth off and put it in
his pocket.
It's not very often a six-year-
old [going on 18] gets a double
dip of Santa Claus and the Tooth
Fairy all in one night!

St. Joseph Bay
\ Date' Time Ht. Time Ht.
Jan. 01 5:14 a.m. L 0.1 5:44 p.m. H 0.8
,\ Jan: 02 4:34 a.m. L -0.1 6:06 p.m. H 1.0
Jan. 03 4:49 a.m. L -0.3 6:38 p.m. H 1.1
Jan. 04 5,:21 a.m. L -0.5 7:17 p.m. H 1.3
f' ]' "Jan. 05 6:00 a.m. L -0.6 7:59 p.m. H 1.4
Jan. 06 6:42 a.m. L -0.8 8:46 p.m. H 1.5
Jan. 07 7:29 a.m. L -0.8 9:32 p.m. H 1.5

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Wendell Campbell

Superman Is Dead

and Shad Ain't

Feeling Too Well...
This is the last "Shad Phantry" article you will read. Shad
hasn't been feeling too well since he heard of Superman's death. We
saw the picture and read the article in the paper this weekend.
Is there an American institution left that is sacred? Coca Cola
hasn't tasted the same since they took the original Coke off the
shelf. And Superman won't be the same if he can be killed at some
money-grubbing syndicate's whim. Well, forget Coke and Super-
man: Shad and I will drink Pepsi and buy "Archie" comics.
But back to Shad. Shad ain't dead, he's just ready to retire.
He's paid his dues and now he's ready to leave the "hustle and bus-
tle" to the younger whipper-snappers.
Shad first appeared in The Star on March 12, 1982, and with
the exception of a few months in the late 1980's when he was "ex-
iled" to Memphis, he has appeared each weeks since then. He also
appears, from time to time, in the Apalachicola Times and one time
was published in the Wewahitchka newspaper. One article of local
interest was recently published in the Graceville, Florida newspa-
per. His book ain't out yet. I
Shad's name was the brainchild of my wife, who, in a flash of
inspiration, combined "shadow" and "phantom" for the name, Shad
Phantry. Shadow and phantom were the two names left in several
empty pie and cake plates over the years. For many years we all
wondered who was eating the last piece (or half) of pie or cake and
my wife knew all the time: It was Shad Phantry!
Shad is a colorful character. He is a vintage "Rebel" who has an
affinity for good whiskey (the worst he ever had was good) and
beautiful women (their looks and age doesn't matter much to Shad
because he's nothing to write home about and is up in age himself).
He is also prone to get into an occasional fight because of the whis-
key or the women, or a combination of the two.
On occasions, Shad has flirted with women and drank too
much, but he has never gone far enough to get himself into real
trouble with his wonderful wife, Hodene (the former Hodene Guniel-
da Grunchmire from Backhoe, Mississippi). He is a man who can
compromise ideals to a point, but is unable to compromise them
completely. And one thing is certain: He can't stand to see someone
else do it. (Don't start him talking : He'll tell everything he knows.)
Shad is country, through and through. He drives an old, bat-
tered pick-up truck with a gun rack over the rear window.x He keeps
a "bog-leg" (.38 pistol) under his front seat, right beside his pint of
Jim Beam whiskey. Both are convenient and ready for use at a mo-
ment's notice. The pistol is there to shoot rattlesnakes and the
whiskey is kept in case the snake bites him before his is able to
shoot it.
About the best thing that can be said of Shad is that he is a
real, bona fide American who would not, under any circumstances,
compromise his heritage. 'You either are or you ain't," he often says
of dissidents.
For several years Shad was a "traffic reporter" for several local
radio stations, giving live traffic reports from such metropolitan
towns such as Apalachicola, Port St. Joe, Dalkeith, Tyndall, Round
Lake and sometimes as far away as Blountstown. Occasionally,
when he had "lilbated" too much the night before, he reported traffic
from places unknown. He was often lost, in more ways than one.
As of this article- on this day, Shad Phantry is retired. In his
heading will be the new by-line, "Slices of Life." One of my brothers
uttered that phase about one of my articles not long ago and it had
instant appeal as a heading for my column.
Would Shad return to do an article or a traffic report from time
to time?, you might ask. I think he might, but only if called.........by
some sweet thing who was calling from a country-music dance hall.
We wish you a happy and successful 19931

Man Faces .

Shooting R
Officers of the Florida Game
and Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sion arrested Jimmy Myrick of
White City, Wednesday of last
week, for shooting a black, bear
which had been wandering in and
out of Port St. Joe.
'Myrick was said to have
killed the bear between the High-,
land View bridge and the City's
Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Workers on the bridge saw the
bear being killed and notified offi-
cials since bears are an endan-
gered species in Florida and are
on the list of protected animals.
Myrick was unable to load
the bear onto his truck alone and
called on a friend to help.
The witnesses reported, the
tag number of one of the trucks
involved in the loading operation
and a partial number on, the oth-
The officers located the
trucks in the parking lot of a local
plant where they retrieved sam-
ples of blood which were deter-
mined to be from a bear.
The men confessed to their
part in the killing after being con-
fronted with evidence obtained by
the Game Commission investiga-
tors. Myrick said he shot the bear
with a .270-caliber rifle.

Joey Hewett
Hewett Wins Gun
Gulf County Association for
Retarded Citizens, Inc. recently
held a give-away .on a Remington
871 Pump Shotgun. Congratula-
tions are extended to the winner,
Joey Hewett of St. Joe Beach.
Gulf ARC wishes to thank
everyone who helped make this
* give-away a success. A special
thank you to Robert Wilson for
his efforts in selling tickets.

Charges for

Roaming Bear
The dead bear was a female
and weighed about 175 pounds.
Sheriff Al Harrison said it
was the opinion of the officers
that the bear was the one roam-
ing around inside the City appar-
ently in search of food. Sheriff
Harrison said,. "Actually, these
men did the people of Port St. Joe
a favor. If that bear had hung
around much longer somebody
might have gotten hurt. A bear
that size can be dangerous to
people and pets."

Museum, Park Win Last Minute Reprieve

Two of Gulf County's state
parks announced for closure ear-
lier this year, were given a last-
minute reprieve Monday, with the
state of Florida announcing it had
found the money to keep them
The Constitution Convention
Museum here in Port St. Joe and
the Dead Lakes State Park in We-
wahitchka had been on the

state's hit list in an effort to pare
expenses due to a shortfall of
The two parks, both with a
minimum number of employees,
were on a list of some 38 facilities
throughout the state scheduled
for closure. Eddie Ranew, ranger
at the Constitution Museum Park
and Lathey Green, ranger at the
Dead Lakes Park, were two of 150

park rangers being terminated in
the announcement. Both will be
maintained under the change in
closure plans.
The announcement, to close
the 38 parks was made known to
the public the middle of Novem-
ber. An immediate cry of objec-
tion went up from officials here in
Gulf County because of the
unique nature of the Constitution

Museum Park. It contains histor-
ic memorabilia and exhibits
marking the signing and drafting
of Florida's first Constitution here
in Port St. Joe.
The Dead Lakes Park oper-
ates a park containing picnic fa-*
cilities and a boat landing on the
shores of the Dead Lakes, just
north of Wewahitchka.

HRS Closing Its Wewa Office; Board

Serves Notice on School Board to Move

Commissioner Billy Traylor
told the Board last Tuesday that
HRS was planning to close their
Wewahitchka office' and, as a re-
sult, the old Courthouse building
in Wewahitchka would be without
a tenant.
Traylor told the Board, "I
would rather give HRS free rent of
the rooms they are using, than
have them leave Wewahitchka
without a place for those folks up
there to go. Some of them depend
on the few pennies they receive
from welfare and have no depend-
. able means to travel to Port St.
Joe or Panama City to take care
of their business with them."
Traylor was upset over the
closing of the office, saying,
'They'll only be saving $600 a
month because they are only go-
ing to transfer the people to an-
other office."
The Board agreed to contact
Representative Robert Trammell
in an attempt to keep the office
In a related item, using
Courthouse space, the Commis-
sion agreed to serve the Gulf
County School Board official no-
tice to vacate the space they are
using in the Gulf County Court-
'"We need that office space for
County operations," Chairman
Nathan Peters said. Peters then
suggested they give an October 1,
1993 deadline for moving out.
The School Board occupies the
southwest corner of the Court-

Drowning Victim Recovered

Searchers located the body of
Lynn Haven resident, Roy Shoe-
maker, 71, Tuesday morning
about one-eighth mile from where
his empty boat was found floating
in the Chipola River two weeks
Shoemaker drowned while on
a hunting trip in the area and
was located by a family friend

Continued from Page 2
out handbills........
Cathy's little-big sister got
married in 1992. I can't remem-
ber the poor fellow's name. It was
the social event of the year at our
house. Well, it was either that or
when the cat threw up on the
couch and Jesse called all his
friends over to see it.........
I remember an old cat we had
back when I was a boy. We'd drop
him off the side of the house to
see if he'd land on his feet. One
time Leon put that cat in -
Wait a minute, I digress!
Back to 1992. I hope you
have enjoyed my riveting and fac-
tual review of the outstanding
events of this past year. Please, if
you see Wesley, tell him my mind
is still razor sharp. I'm not quite
as long in the tooth as he implies.
And I haven't lost a thing. Well,
come to think of it, I have had
trouble concentrating in the late
afternoons. You don't suppose
someone has been tampering
with my oatmeal........
Uh, [Th, Uh.......

who had joined the search party
looking for his body for the past
two weeks.
The friend summoned Deputy
D. W. Forehand and members of
the Gulf County Search and Res-
cue team, who retrieved the body.
Sheriff Harrison said the
search was hampered by high wa-
ter which causes the River to be
extremely swift. Shoemaker's
body was located at the south
end of the Cut-off

house, as its official headquar-
Highland. View Fire Depart-
ment chief Ray Aylmer was suc-
cessful in persuading the Com-
mission to purchase them
another fire truck. Commissioner
Michael Hammond went to bat
for Aylmer's cause, saying the
small community was without a
back-up piece of equipment with
one of the Port St. Joe trucks out
of commission.
Hammond said the Port St.
Joe truck had transmission prob-
i"0ms and was Inoperable. [The
'truck has since been repaired
and is back in operation.] Ham-
mond pointed out that Port St.
Joe was purchasing a new truck
but that it may be up to six
months before it is delivered. "In
the meantime, we can get a used
truck from Panama Fire Appara-
tus for $30,000 to use as a back-
up now and in the future," Ham-
mond said.
Commissioner Warren Yeager
wasn't so keen on spending that
much money on a used fire truck
for such a limited need. "Do we
need it all that much?" asked
Yeager. The Commissioner was
also reluctant because of the
precedent making a gift to the
Highland View Fire Department
would set. "St. Joe Beach works
to make their money for equip-
ment," Yeager remarked.
Hammond them made a mo-
tion that the. County give High-
land View $10,000 on the new
truck and sign a note with the
Department for the additional
$20,000 to be repaid from High-
land View's share of the St. Joe
Fire District tax revenue. The mo-
tion carried.
For the second time since Oc-
tober, the Board has changed its
meeting time. The first of Octo-
ber, the morning meeting of the
Commission was changed to 1:00
p.m. in the afternoon. At Tues-
day's meeting, the time for both
meetings in the month were.
changed to 6:00 p.m.
Beginning with the first meet-
ing in this month, all meetings of
the Commission will be held at
6:00 p.m.

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A request was made of the
Board by one of its employees,
Cathy Collins, to change her work
schedule. Ms. Collins said her
schedule now has her working
every Saturday and she made a
request that another employee be
scheduled in her place for two
Saturday a month.
Attorney Robert Moore ad-
vised the Board to think about
the matter before they made a de-
cision. "Ms. Collins has an EEOC
suit pending against the Board
now: You had better .se, how, ny .-
action yoiu might ,take will affect
that suit before you make a deci-
Ms. Collins, present at the
meeting, said, "The suit would be
dropped if you granted this
change. That's what it is about."
Commissioner Billy Traylor
said, "Ms. Collins knew the work-
ing hours of this particular job
before she took it. She knew it re-
quired her to work on Saturdays."
Chairman Peters vacated his
chair to make a motion to grant
Collins' request, contingent on
her dropping the suit against the
County. The motion passed.
In other matters of business,
the Commission:
--Granted a pay increase ,for
members of the Building Depart-
ment due to their taking over the
responsibility of Port St. Joe's
building permits and inspections.
-Instructed members of the
solid waste committee, present, to
take a look at the long-range ef-
fects of the County getting into
the house-to-house garbage col-
lection business.
-Agreed to pay the two in-
corporated cities in the County

The Gulf

6:00 p.m., E.T.

day of each

the funds budgeted for recreation
purposes. Port St. Joe was to re-
ceive $10,200; Wewahitchka
would receive $6,800 and $5,000
was not allocated.
-Decided it was legal to bury
dead horses and cows where the
owners could not do the job
themselves, in order to prevent a
big stink about the matter.


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12, 1993. The regular meetings are

held the second and fourth Tues-

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Publish, December 31 & January 7


Er"P.'Q'r T PO T ST.'hU' FL THUT AV. DEC. 31. 1992


How many times a day do
you open doors, close doors, go in
and out of doors, or fail to notice
one, and bump into a door?
Doors have been important since
the earliest times and, besides be-
ing useful, were often highly or-
namental, too.'
Elaborate Designs
The ancient palaces built by
the Egyptians, Greeks and Ro-
mans, for example, had imposing
doorways, some decorated with
elaborate molding and statues.
Later those employed to build
churches made sure the doors
were strong as well as ornate.
You can sometimes find an
old church door wit a "sanctuary
knocker" on it. This was used by
anyone trying to escape from an
eneaiy;~if he.or she could grasp
the aidle-kniocker, ..thiey were
' then safe and were granted "sanc-
tuary" inside the church.
The Most Beautiful
Rheims Cathedral in France
has perhaps the most beautiful
church doorway in the world. In a
deep entrance, its triple doorways
attract visitors from all over the
In rural England, Haddiscoe
Church in Norfolk has a very old
door of Scandinavian origin. It is
heavily ornamented with iron
Castles needed strong doors,
too. Most were massive, made of
wood and were heavy to open.
Thickly studded with iron, they
were part of the measures taken

in medieval times to ensure safety
and security.
Through the centuries, as
times became more peaceful,
doors were made thinner and
smaller. In time, castles made
way for Manor Houses for the
landed gentry and nobility.
The lord of the manor natu-
rally wanted his house to be the
most attractive of all. He em-
ployed the local craftsmen to pro-
duce ornamental ironwork for his
Secret Doorways
Later still, wood paneling be-
came popular with the rich, so
wood-carvers were employed, in-
stead of blacksmiths, in the deco-
rative scheme. As paneling was
used extensively, inside many
houses were secret doors (which
were incorporated in the panels)
that lead to- safe hiding places
during troubled times.
Doors never lost their impor-
tance in the appearance of build-
ings. Doors were particularly well
designed, and there are many fine
examples to be seen in most
towns today.
Today, we have sliding doors,
trap-doors, doors that revolve and
even doors that open automati-
cally. The old two-sectioned
stable doors have been used for
many years and are now often a
part of modem living.
Take a look in your town and
see how many different types of
doors you can discover. You'll be
amazed by how many you can

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Children Need

Regular Physical

Elizabeth C. Jones, M.D.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has been a voice for chil-
dren since It was organized. The Academy's Committee on Sports
Medicine and Fitness offers the following recommendations for fit-
ness, activity and sports participation of the preschool child:
1. All preschool children should participate regularly in a form
of physical activity appropriate for their developmental level and
physical health status.
2. Emphasis should be placed on promotion of physical activity
as a natural and lifelong activity of healthy living. Goals of acceler-
ating motor development to maximize subsequent sports ability are
inappropriate and futile, and should be discouraged.
3. Free play designed to provide opportunities for each child to
develop fundamental motor skills and to reach his or her potential
at his or her own rate is preferable to structured sessions.
4. Readiness to participate in organized sports should be deter-
mined individually, based on the child's (not the parent's) eagerness
to participate and subsequent enjoyment of the activity. Children
are unlikely to be ready before age 6 years.
5. In structured sports programs, goals of participation and en-
joyment should be emphasized rather than those of competition
and victory. Sessions should be supervised by adults' knowledgea-
ble about the specific needs and.limitations of preschool children.
Setting, format, rules, and equipment should be modified accord-
6. Pediatricians should assess preschoolers' physical activity
level and time spent in passive activities, such as television watch-
ing, by incorporating relevant questions into the medical history
during health assessment visits. Appropriate physical activity
should be promoted by counseling parents, teachers, and coaches.
7. Parents and other family members should be encouraged to
serve as role models for their children by participating in regular
physical activity programs themselves. In addition, physical activi-
ties that parents can do with young children should be encouraged.

Scores of Doors

Rev. and Mrs. Otis Stallworth

Celebrating 53rd

Wedding Year

Rev. and Mrs. Otis Stallworth
will be honored on their 53rd
wedding anniversary with a cov-
ered dish luncheon on Friday,
January 1 at 1:00 p.m. The

Couple to Wed
Kathy Earl and Gary Mitchell
will unite in marriage on January
8 at 5:00 p.m. The ceremony will
take place at 419 Main Street,
Port St. Joe.
The parents of the couple are
Emma Land and the late, Alvin'
Chambers, and Mr. antjd Mrs.
James Boyd.
You are cordially invited to
attend and help this couple cele-
brate this joyous occasion.

Aerobics Classes
Beginning Jan. 4
Aerobics classes Will begin on
Monday, January 4th. Classes
are held at the First United Meth-
odist Church on Mondays and
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Classes
are by donation only and you will
need to bring a mat or towel. Eve-
ryone is cordially invited to at-

luncheon will be held at the
Church of God in Christ annex.
The public is cordially invited to

Free Classes
for You!
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege will offer a series of free
courses, "Opportunities for You,"
during the spring semester.
The first in the series, "Per-
sonal Development," will be held
on Tuesday and Thursday, Janu-
ary 7 through May 4 from 6 to
7:30 p.m. C.T, The class will pro-
vide orientation information re-
garding financial aid, registration
and other essential elements of
college life. Motivation, interper-
sonal relationships, study skills,
basic academic skill level and fu-
ture potential of the individual
are examined.
The class will be held at A.D.
Harris School at 819 East 11th
Street, Panama City. Registration
will be held the first night of
class. To be eligible for these
courses, students must prove
Florida. residency by providing
two documents of proof, and
must not be attending high
school. For more information, call

HRS Gives Thanks for Donations

The Department of HRS
would like to thank the following
individuals and businesses for
their donations and gifts to the
"Wish Upon A Star" program, as
well as the many, many anony-
mous donors:

Sherrie Bowen, Gloria Brag-
don, Deborah Brumbaugh, Tracy
and Rachel Browning, Kay and
Jim Campbell, Linda L. Cox, Cen-
tel Davis, Woody and Bitsy Dick-
ard, Alice Faye Dixson, Dianna
and Kenneth Dykes, Jeri Duke,

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We'll Be Opening Today In A Temporary Lo-
cation While We Re-Build Our Burned Build-
ing. We're Sorry For The Interruption In Your
Sears Order Service.

Se Sales Store
Sears Mike Kilbourn

View Methodist Church, 'St.
James Episcopal Church
Oak Grove Assembly of God
Children's Church, New Bethel
AME Church, Philadelphia Primi-
tive Baptist Church, First Baptist
Church, Westside Baptist
Church, George Duren/Saveway,
Rocky Motley/Piggly Wiggly, Da-
vid Rich/IGA, Girl Scout Troop
#821, Port St. Joe Post Office,
Tyndall Federal Credit Union
Citizen's Federal Savings
Bank, Joyce Britt/Gulf Sands
Restaurant, Florida Power, St.
Joe Forest Products/St. Joe Con-
tainer, Highland View Fire De-
partment, Badcock's Home Fur-
nishings, Ard's Florist, St. Joseph
Telephone & Telegraph, Treas-
ures By The Sea, Campbell's
Drugs, Athletic House, Hurlbut's,
This 'n That Variety Store.
Your support and help with
this program was greatly appre-

Joan Duke, Ed and Sarah Frank-
lin, Linda Gant, Deda Gilbert,
Kathleen Grace, Gus and Lin-
da Griffin, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Guil-
ford, James and Virginia Harrim-
son, Betty Huckabee, Teresa
Hoover, Robert Hyman, Linda
Jackson, Heather Johnson, Wil-
liam R. Jones, Billy and Bonnie
Keigans, Mr. and Mrs. Bonnie
Keller, Emily Kuhl, David and
Calvin Kuhl, Shelia Mahlkov,
Dora Martin, Kathryn Parker,
Pam Patrick, Janine Pierce,
Greg Cannon, P.D. Prouse, Fren-
chie Ramsey, Gloria Ramsey,
Brenda Richards, Mr. and Mrs.
William J. Rish, Pat Sasser, Da-
vid and Dawn Sasser, Jim and
Audrey Savage, Billy Stephens
family, O.F. Taylor, Sherry Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Tharpe,
Jeff and P.J. Trowell, Mr. and
Mrs. .Larry Wells, Jeff and Sherry
Wood, Bonnie Wynn, First United
Methodist Men's Club, First Unit-
ed Methodist Sunday School
classes, Long Avenue Baptist
Sunday School classes, Highland


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Front row, left to
right: Theresa Dietz,
Casi Lindsey, Amy
Davila, ,and Clara
Dykes. Back row, from
left: Terri Cawthron,
Tari Tousignant,
Rebecca Holmes, and
Emily Cabaniss. Not
shown is Trina Saleh.

Front row, from left: Tina Rich, Kiki Fields, Annie Capuano and Maria Miller. Back row, from left:
April Little, Nanse Munroe, Leah Ray and Rebecca Shurrum.

Outstanding Young Woman

To Be Chosen January 9 at Port St. Joe Elementary

Seventeen young ladies will
be vying for the honor of being
selected as the 1993 Outstanding
Young Woman of the Year in a
pageant to be held January 9.
The program will be held in the
Port St. Joe Elementary School at
7:00 p.m.
The program's name, previ-
ously America's Junior Miss, was

changed to better reflect the new
opportunities and aspirations of
women and their role in modern
Contestants are evaluated
based on their academic perfor-
mance in high school in the
scholarship portion of the pro-
gram. The contest also emphasiz-
es excellence in fitness, creativity

VA Insurance Hoax

Plagues Military
An insurance hoax that first recently authorized by Congress.
appeared more than 40 years ago In fact, there is no such dividend
continues to plague the Depart- for veterans who do not keep
ment of Veterans Affairs (VA), this their insurance in force, nor a re-
time with a new target active bate for active duty military per-
duty military personnel, sonnel. No legislation has been
VA's Regional Office and In- proposed in Congress.
surance Center in Philadelphia The hoax causes thousands
reports that requests from mill- of veterans, active duty military
tary personnel for a non-existent personnel and dependents wasted
insurance dividend have in- effort, and generates needless la-
creased since the Persian Gulf bor and mailing expense at VA's
War. 58 regional offices across the
For many years the principal country.
victims .of the rumor.were World, .. The hoax applications usually
War II and Korean Conflict vete- are unwittingly printed in imaga-
rans who were told that VA was "'zin6g, newspapers and newsret-
sending a check for hundreds of ters, or distributed in handbills.
dollars a so-called insurance Recently, hoax mail has been
dividend to any veteran who printed on military unit or corn-
requested it. In more recent pany letterhead. Attempts to
years, however, bogus brochures trace the origin of the hoax have
have been targeting veterans of been unsuccessful, but it is be-
the Vietnam Era. The current lived that its life has been per-
hoax focuses on holders of Ser- petuated by the innocent duplica-
vicemen's Group Life Insurance. tion of bogus information.
The phony applications claim VA's legitimate insurance div-
dividends or refunds have been idends are paid annually to cur-
|rent policyholders, usually on the
anniversary date of the policy.
M an UInder Some 3.5 million veterans share
in an annual dividend distribu-
ArreSt for tion. Payments are automatic to
those who continue to pay premi-
ums, and no application is need-
Burglary ed.

A 20-year-old Port St. Joe
man was arrested Dec. 21 and
charged With armed burglary by
the Gulf County Sheriffs Depart-
According to the Gulf County
Sheriffs Department, Adam Can-
tley was charged with carrying a
firearm when he broke into a We-
wahitchka home Saturday, Dec.
19, and allegedly stole a quantity
of firearms.
He was reported to have tak-
4 en several guns, hid them and
then called Police, telling them he
had witnessed another party run-
ning from the home with the sto-
len guns. Sheriff Harrison said he
is suspected of moving the guns
to another hiding place later and
attempting to sell some of them.
One gun, a Remington shotgun,
was thrown into the Gulf County
Canal at the dynamite dock and
another was thrown from Can-.
tley's car, as police were in pur-
suit Monday afternoon, Dec. 21,
attempting to make the arrest.
He is now in jail on a $2,000
In another, unrelated case, a
Wewahltchka juvenile has been
charged with a second armed
burglary of a Wewahitchka home
in which a firearm was taken.
The burglary occurred over
the week end and the arrest was
made Monday afternoon, Dec. 21,
in a cooperative operation by the
Wewahitchka Police and the Gulf
County Sheriffs Department.


Willola Peterson
Willola Peterson, 61, passed
away Wednesday, December 23
in Bay Medical Center after a long
illness. She had been a resident
of Port St. Joe for the past 40
She is survived by her hus-
band, Frederick Peterson of Port
St. Joe; her mother, Nicie McKay
of Clearwater; four sons, Freddie
Peterson and Henry L. Peterson,
both of Daytona Beach, John L.
Peterson of Clearwater, and
Charles Peterson of Port St. Joe;
three daughters, Dorothy Peter-
son, Pearl Peterson and Olla Pe-
terson, all of Port St. Joe;. five
brothers, -Arthur? Larry,, Zannie
Larry, Willie L. Larry, and Oscar
Larry, all of Clearwater, and Lu-
cius Larry of Jessup, Georgia; two
sisters, Mary L. Larry and Nellie
Winfield, both of Clearwater.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, January 2, in the Phil-
adelphia Primitive Baptist
Church with Pastor Wilhelmina
Swanston officiating. Burial will
be in the family plot at Forest Hill
Cemetery. A visitation will be held
Friday evening at the church and
again Saturday morning until ser-
vice time.
Services are under the direc-
tion of Gilmore Funeral Home.

Five Point Landfill and Wetappo
Landfill will be closed Friday,
January 1, 1993. Both landfills
will re-open Saturday, January 2,
ITC 12/31/92

and in human relations. Half of
the procedures are "behind the
scenes", in the judges' interview,
and the contestant's grade point
average accounting for 50 percent
of their score. The other 50 per-
cent score is composed of onstage
presentations: creative and per-
forming arts, physical fitness and
presence and composure.
This year the program will
emphasize excellence in every fac-
et of life, and the preservation of
the earth. Each contestant has
invited a young lady that attends
one of Gulf County's elementary
schools to be a "little sister". This
is new to the program, and was
added to encourage young stu-
dents to focus on the importance
of academic excellence.
The objective of the program
is to encourage students to

achieve in life, and scholarship
money is awarded to the winner
and top honorees. More than
20,000 young women enter the
program each year, and more
than 1,000 winners participate in
50 state finals. The 50 state win-
ners advance to the national com-
petition and the winner becomes
the National America's Outstand-
ing Young Woman of the Year.
For the second year in a row,
the Gulf County Senior Citizens
Association, with Jerry Stokoe as
director, is sponsoring the pro-
gram. Tickets are being sold by
the contestants, and the program
was moved from the Port St. Joe
High School to the Port St. Joe
Elementary School due to con-
flicts in schedules. Any additional
information concerning the pro-
gram may be obtained by contact-
ing Sandra Cannon, program
chairman, at 229-6739.

Retired EducatorS The seventeen participants
to Meet J are: Emily Cabaniss, Annie Capu-
0 Meet Jacnuary 5 ano, Terri Cawthron, Amy Davila,
The Gulf County Retired Edu- Theresa Dietz, Clara Dykes, Kiki
cators will meet Tuesday, Janu- Fields, Rebecca Holmes, Casi
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Sands Restaurant. All retired ed- Nanse Munroe, Leah Ray, Tina
ucators are cordially invited to at- e Rich, Trina Saleh, Rebecca Shur-
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was elevated to the position of Vice-President of
the AN Railroad. St. Joe Forest Products Com-
pany finished major renovations on its number
two paper machine, the first since its installa-
tion in the early 50's. City Police arrested 16 on
drug charges in a concentrated round-up. 171
graduated from Gulf County schools and Faith
Christian graduated its first senior class with a
class of two seniors. The County and the State
of Florida agreed on a Comprehensive Plan.. -
DANGEROUS JUNE o l o m -..
June was the beginning of a long hot sum-
mer in Gulf County. Three unoccupied homes Michael Taylor of Port St. Joe died in this crash when his pick-up truck struck the rear end of a parked garbage truck.
mysteriously burned in Overstreet. A man
burned his brother to death in an argument
and ABC-TV remembered an even more tragic
event by coming to Gulf County to film a docu-
mentary on the Melvin killings in which Judge
W. L. Bailey, attorney Tom Engles and Peggy
Paulk were previously gunned down in Gulf
County's courthouse.
In July it seems as if everything in the
County was changing. The City of Port St. Joe
announced it would replace retiring City Clerk
Alden Farris with Jim Maloy; Commissioner
Billy Traylor made a motion that the County
consider changing its district voting method to
at large voting; The new prison announced it
would open in October and 30 qualified to seek
election in the fall primaries.
August had a variety of "happenings" to
keep a normally slow month interesting. The ". "
first space shot was sent aloft at Cape San Blas
by Spaceport Florida. A tornado damaged sev-
eral buildings and homes in Wewahitchka. .
Owners of the Port Theatre building were told
to do something about the unsafe conditions of
the building. Keith Wilson died in a crash
north of Overstreet; the second of the year. "
September witnessed the third traffic fatali-oSAr e
ty of the year, when Michael Taylor crashed his Wayne Flowers was selected as Wewa's head football coach. John Hicks picked to head Port St. Joe Sharks.
pick-up truck into the rear of a garbage packer
parked in the middle of Highway C-30. He died..
instantly.. The Stdr began its fifty-fifth year of
publication In September.. Gulf County -sent ,aid -
in the form of truck-loads of food to Miami and
Homestead to aid the victims of Hurricane An-.i
drew. Cora Sue Robinson, the only Gulf County
Constitutional Officer on the ballot in Septem-
ber, won re-election. EPA filed suit against Port
St. Joe charging it with violations at the Waste-
water Treatment Plant.
October was a month of winners as Michael
Hammond, Warren Yeager and James Hanlon
won in the Democratic second primary elec-
tion. Indian Pass Oyster Company won the
right to return to harvesting oysters in Indian
Lagoon after the Lagoon being closed for two
years. Commercial fishermen won another
round over the Marine Fisheries Commission.
The City of Port St. Joe began requiring gar-
bage be brought to the curb for pick-up. The
Sears store burned in an early morning fire... ....
SAlthough people of the County weren't pay- ... ...
Ing much attention to it at the time, voters
created a "first" for Gulf County when it elected
the youngest man, at age 18, to serve as a
County Commissioner in Florida, by giving the7
nod to Michael Hammond in the general elec- Tonde.i o..r-o-dm e..
tion to fill the District Three post. It also elect- Calvin Jackson discovered dead behind a grocery store. Tornadoes did mostly roofdamage throughout the County.
ed Jessie Armstrong and Sheriff Al Harrison in
the final vote of the year. Gulf County cast its .
presidential ballot in favor of George Bush. The
State Park Service announced it was closing r
Constitution Convention Museum and Dead
Lakes Park here in Gulf County, much to eve-
ryone's chagrin, due to lack of operating funds.L
A Highland View man, Marty Strickland, died
in a mobile home fire. The Sharks, after a 1-9
season the year before, ran up a 7-3 season
which saw them win the District champion-
For the most part December was a delight-
ful month, with a few old grouches trying to
louse up an otherwise pleasant 31 days. Gulf
County and Port St. Joe decided to stop bicker-
ing and each provide a service it was especially
adept at for the entire County. New members ......
and chairmen were sworn in by the County
Commission and the School board. The 1,000
Friends of Florida, those contentious objectors ".
of every public plan, dropped objections to Gulf
County's Plan as the year ended. Gulf County .
children found out there IS a Santa Claus.

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NOVE7MBR 10. 1992
The Gulf CountyjBoard of County Commis-
sioners met this date regular session with the
following members present: Chairman Al Ray,
Commissioners Billy E. Traylor, Charles S. Fort-
ner. James E. Creamer and Nathan Peters. Jr.
Others present were: Attorney Robert M.
Moore, Clerk Benny C. Lister. Deputy Clerk Doug
Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Debbe Wibberg, Build-
ing Inspector Don Butler, Public Works Superin-
tendent Bob Lester, Admin. Asst./Civil Defense Di-
rector Larry Wells and Sheriff Al Harrison.
The meeting was called to order at 1:00
p.m., EST.
Approve Minutes: Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Fortner.
and unanimous vote, the Board approved the min-
utes of the following meeting:
Regular Meeting October 27, 1992.
City of Wewshitchka Ernest Morris: Er-
.nest Morris, councilman for the City of Wewahitch-
ka. addressed the Board regarding the recent
$15,000.00 payment from the County to the City
of Wewahlitchka for road paving. Mr. Morris stated
that although the City appreciated the funds for
the road paving, he expressed his displeasure over
some of the Board members who tried to override
the Board's original decision. He stated that we all
needed to work together not against one another.
Mr. Peters stated he would like any request to be
made In writing not verbally. Mr. Traylor stated
Mr. Peters was out of line and unethical in trying
to override the Board's original decision regarding
the request, placing Chairman Ray In a very pre-
carious position. Chairman Ray stated each dis-
trict had recently received $50,000.00 for road
paving and that is why he voted no, noting It had
nothing to do with the City of Wewahitchka, Indi-
vidually. Commissioner Traylor stated he wanted a
direct ruling from the County Attorney on whether
a Board's vote was final or could an Individual
Board member override any decision.
Seafood Producer and Consumer Associa-
tion Pat McFarland. Pat McFarland, represent-
ing the Seafood Association, thanked the Board for
the recent letter of resolution opposing the Mullet
Rule proposed by the Marine Fisheries Commis-
sion on mullet fishing. He stated Gulf County had
a large part in the rule being "killed". He requested
two resolutions be written regarding the closing of
certain bodies of water and opposing thi limita-
tions being placed on commercial and recreational
trout fishing. He stated his association appreciates
any support the County will give them. Upon mo-
Ston by Commissioner Traylor. second by Commis-
sioner Fortner, the Board unanimously agreed to
have two letters of resolution drafted for the Sea-
food Producer and Consumer Association.
Invoice Ketchum, Wood & Burgert Pa-
thology Assoc.: Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner Fortner and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to pay an in-
voice from Ketchum, Wood and Burgert for tempo-
rary medical examiner services in the amount of
Inventory Transfer: The Public Works Su-
perintendent requested the Board "Junk" Inventory
No. 70-347 Solid Waste Transfer Trailer and give
it to the City of Wewahltchka. Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner
Fortner, and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
this request.
Comprehensive Plan Amendment: Gay
Smith of Hamilton-Smith and Associates, present-
ed a sign-in sheet for any members of the public to
sign, noting their attendance was with regard to
the Comprehensive Plan Amendment. (Commis-
stoner Peters left the meeting at 1:19 p.m.) Ms.
Smith noted that amendments can be submitted
to the Department of Community Affairs twice a
year. (Commissioner Creamer left the meeting at
1:23 p.m.) She presented the following proposed
amendments for the Board's approval:
Amendment No. 2A Existing Land Use
Amendment No. 2B Gulf County Farms Fu-
ture Land Use Map Change
Amendment No. 2C Revised 5 year sched-
Ms. Smith noted that no private property
had been designated for conservation use; Admin.
Asst Wells clarified the designated areas that had
been previously designated for conservation. (Com-
missioner Peters returned at 1:34 p.m.) Commis-
S sloner Traylor motioned to transmit Amendments
2A, 2B, and 2C to the Department of Community
Affairs. Commissioner Fortner seconded the mo-
tion, and It passed unanimously.
Department of Transportation Meeting:
Admin. Asst. Wells noted a meeting will be held on
November 12, 1992 at 2:00 p.m. EST in the
County Commissioners Meeting Room with the De-
partment of Transportation and everyone was in-
vited to attend. Admin. Asst. Wells noted that he
9 and Public Works Superintendent Lester would be
attending the meeting. Commissioner Peters stated
he' would also attend. (ComSnidskoner' Creamei'r re-
turned at 1:37 p.m.)
Inventory So. Gulf County Ambulane
Admin. Asst. Wells presented a memo claritytng
the previous Inventory transfer request by the So.
Gulf County Ambulance Department He noted he
was able to locate a few of the Items but not alL
Commissioner Traylor motioned to "Junk" all Items
that are "Junked" on Mr. Wells' memo and for Mr.
Wells to write letters to all the fire departments to
determine if pagers were distributed to them. Com-
missioner Fortner seconded the motion, and the
Board unanimously agreed to 'Junk" and transfer
the following items:
210-4 GE Encoder
210-5 9 GE Pagers
210-9 4 Motorola Pagers
210-18-3 Motoron Pagers
210-21- 3 Motorol Pagers
210-24-3 Motoroj Pagers
210-25- 3 Motorolk Pagers
210-27 Smith Corona Typewriter
210-36 Royal typewriter
210-37 3M Copier
210-45 16 Channel Motorola Handheld Ra-
1 911 Committee Street Name Change Re-
quest: Admin. Asst. Wells presented a request
from the 911 Committee to change the names of
the following streets:
Diana Street to North Diana Street and
South Diana Street
Leary Drive to East Leary Drive and West
Leary Drive
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Fortner, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to this request.
Invoice HamIlton-Smith and Assoc.:
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to pay an invoice from Hamilton-
Smith and Assoc. in the amount of $4,230.46 for
services rendered on the Comprehensive Plan
Invoice Fishers Conatructlon. Upon mo-
tion by Commissioner Fortner, second by Commis-
sioner Traylor and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to pay an Invoice from Fishers Construc-
tion in the amount of $3,690.50 for the roof re-
placement of the Highland View Fire Department.
'Invoice Air Environmental: Upon motion
by Commissioner Fortner Forter, second by Commission-
er Traylor and unanimous vote, the Board agreed
to pay an invoice from Air Environmental In the
amount of $4,900.00 for the free-standing Leanto
Roof at the Mosquito Control Building. d
Box Culverts Americus Ave.: Commis-
sioner Creamer asked when the box culverts for
Americus Ave. will be installed. Building Inspector
Don Butler stated It was his understanding the
culverts will be installed December 1, 1992.
Invoice Fishers Constructlon/Old Wewa
: Courthouse: Upon motion by Commissioner Tray-
lor, second by Commissioner Creamer, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to pay application #2
Fisher Construction in the amount of $27,999.90
for the Old Gulf County Courthouse Restoration.
Invoice Charles A. Gaskin: Upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor. second by Commission-
er Fortner. and unanimous vote, the Board agreed
to pay an Invoice for architectural services on the
Old Wewa Courthouse in the amount of $407.25
to Charles A. Gaskln.
Tucker Property: Building Inspector Don
Butler presented a letter from the Department of
Natural Resources stating that Gulf County would
accept Interim management of the lands known as
the 'Tucker Property' until a formal lease can be
completed between the County and the Depart-
ment of Natural Resources. Commissioner Traylor
motioned to accept the interim agreement for the
Tucker Property. Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion and It passed unanimously.
Thank You Commissioner Fortner: Com-
missioner Fortmer expressed his appreciation and
thanks to the Board, Department Heads and staff
for'their help and assistance while serving on the
Board of County Commissioners.
Thank You Commlasoner Creamer.
Commissioner Creamer reiterated Commissioner
Former's feelings with heartfelt thanks and appre-
ciation to the Board and County employees.
Legal Opinion Board Declalon/Vote:
Commissioner Traylor requested a legal opinion re-
garding the. Interference of a Board's decision by
an individual Board member. He stated If any
Board member questioned the legality of a decision
made by the Board, It should be questioned at
time of the vote, not the next day. Attorney Moore
discussed the actions of the Board and the majori-
ty's decision should be carried out by the Chair-

man. He noted that there are exceptional circum-
stances which should be resolved in the form of a
special meeting.
County-Wide Voting: Commissioner Traylor
presented the recent election results regarding
county-wide voting, noting that over 2/3 of the
population were in favor of this procedure. He mo-
tioned to name a committee to make suggestions
on this subject to present before the Board. The
committee would consist of Charles S. Fortner,
Tom Gibson and Rawlis Leslie, who would appoint
5 Individuals to this committee. Mr. Traylor
throughout the County, and the voice of the Board
would be entirely for the County not each individu-
al district The motion passed with Commissioners
Traylor, Creamer. Fortner and Chairman Ray vot-
ingyes and Commissioner Peters voting no.

Inventory Judge's Offlce: Commissioner
Creamer motioned to "Junk" Judge Taunton's chair
from the Judge's inventory. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion and It passed unanimously.
Donation Chair: Commissioner Fortner
motioned to donate the chair from Judge Taun-
ton's office to the family of Former County Judge
Sam P. Husband. Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion and It passed unanimously.
Plaque Chair: Commissioner Peters mo-
tioned to have an Inscribed plaque placed on the
chair donated to the family of Judge Husband.
Commissioner Fortner seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
Oulfaire subdivision Phase II Agreement:
Attorney Moore presented the agreement that had
previously been approved, between the Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners and Gulf
Aire Subdivision for the Chairman to sign.
White City Water System: Attorney Moore
discussed that everything was moving along quite
well on the White City Water System Project.
Signature of Bond Harbor Master Billy
Howell: Upon motion by Commissioner Peters,
second by Commissioner Fortner, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to have the Chairman sign
the Bond for newly elected Harbor Master Billy
Invoice Preble-Rish: Upon motion by
Commissioner Creamer, second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
pay an invoice from Preble-Rish In the amount of
$5,000.00 for the White City Water System Project.
Thank You Chairman Ray. Chairman Ray
expressed his thanks and appreciation to the
Board and to all County Employees for the year
and a half that he served on the Board.
Swearing-ln Newly Elected Commission-
era: Chairman Ray noted that the newly elected
Commissioners will be sworn in at 6:00 p.m., EST,
Tuesday, November 24, 1992.
There being no further business, and upon
motion by Commissioner Creamer, second by
Commissioner Peters, the meeting did then ad-
NOVEMBER .16. 1992
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
stoners met this date in special session with the
following members present: Chairman Al Ray,
Commissioners Billy E. Traylor, and Nathan Pe-
ters, Jr. Commissioners Charles S. Fortner and
James E. Creamer were absent.
Others present were: Attorney Robert M.
Moore, Deputy Clerk Doug Birmingham, Deputy
Clerk Debbe Wibberg, Building Inspector Don But-
ler,. Admin. Asst./Civil Defense Director Larry
Wells and Sheriff Al Harrison.
The meeting was called to order at 5:04
p.m., EST.
Red Bull Island Project: Chief Deputy Clerk
Doug Birmingham presented a check request from
Julian Webb and Associates, Inc. for the following
items In regards to CDBG Red Bull Island Pro-
Julian Webb & Assoc. Administrative Ser-
vices $4,000.00
Preble-Rish, Inc. Preparation of Eng. Plans
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commis-
sioner Peters, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to pay $4,060.00 to Julian Webb and As-
soc. and $18,500.00 to Preble-Rlsh, Inc.
Flat Rail Cars Red Bull Island Bridge:
Ralph Rish of Preble-Rish, Inc. noted that the flat
rail cars to be used on the Red Bull Island Bridge
is a single source Item available through Skip
Gibbs Rail Cars. He'noted that the rail cars were
approved by the Department of Revenue and the
flow rate was 3 times better than box culverts. He
also noted the cost of the rail cars was considera-
bly less than that of box culverts.
NOVEMBER 19, 1992
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners met this date in special session with the
following members present: Vice Chairman Nathan
Peters, Jr. and Commissioners Billy E. Traylor,
Jesse V. Armstrong, Michael L. Hammond and
Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
Others present were: Attorney Robert M.
Moore, Deputy Clerk Doug Birmingham, Deputy
Clerk Debbe Wlbberg. Building Inspector Don But-
ler, Public Works Superintendent Robert Lester,
Admin. Asst/Civil Defense Director Larry Wells
Veteran Service Director Dan Clifford, and Mainte-
nance Supervisor Joe Bearden.
The meeting was called to order at 4:00
p.m., EST.
Commissioner Hammond opened the meet-
In.g with prayer and Commissioner Yeager led the
-pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Orientation: Vice Chairman Nathan Peters
requested that each Department Head, the County
Attorney and Clerk Benny C. Lister discuss their
duties and association with the Board of County
Commissioners. Clerk Benny C. Lister was absent
due to a Clerk's Conference in Tampa, but was
represented by Chief Deputy Clerk Doug Birming-
ham. He explained the Clerk's association with the
Boar of County Commissioners and noted that the
Clerk was an elected official. Each Department
Head and the County Attorney explained their du-
ties and responsibilities of their Individual depart-
ments and personnel.
Budget Workshop: Vice-Chairman Peters
requested as part of the orientation process, a
budget workshop be held every 3 months with the
first workshop held on January 11, 1993, 4:00
p.m. EST.
IRadio Communications: Commissioner
Hammond discussed the availability of up-to-date
radios for each commissioner. After discussion It
was clarified that each commissioner had a com-
patible radio.
There being no further business, and upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Yeager, the meeting did then adjourn.
NOVEMBER 24, 1992
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners met this date In regular session with the
following members present: Vice-Chairman Na-
than Peters, Jr. and Commissioners Billy E. Tray-
lor, Michael L. Hammond, Warren J. Yeager, and
Jesse V. Armstrong.
Others present were: Attorney Robert M.
Moore, Clerk Benny C. Lister, Deputy Clerk Debbe
Wlbberg. Building Inspector Don Butler, Admin.
Asst/Civil Defense Director Larry Wells, Veteran
Services Director Dan Clifford. Public Works Su-
perintendent Bob Lester and Sheriff Al Harrison.
The meeting was called, to order at 7:00
p.m., EST.
Admin. Asst Wells opened the meeting with
prayer and Commissioner led the pledge of alle-
giance to the flag.
Approve Minutes: Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Yeager Yagr,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved the min-
utes for the following meetings:
Regular Meeting November 10, 1992
Special Meeting November 16. 19 .1992
Chairman 1992-9& Commissioner Yeager
motioned to elect Nathan Peters, Jr. as Chairman
for the 1992-93 fiscal year. Commissioner Ham-
mond seconded the motion and It passed unani-
Receive Bids #9293-02: Pursuant to ad-
vertisement to receive sealed bids for a Hydrogeo-
logic Study for 5 Points Landfill the following bids
were received:
Southern Earth Sciences $6,360.00
Misslmer & Associates $9,898.00
The Board tabled the bid for further review
and recommendation by Building Inspector Don
B{utler and Ralph Rish.
Parka Commisiona" Commissioner Ham-
mond motioned to re-Institute the Parks Commis-
sion and for the Secretary of the St Joe Historical
Society, Wayne Childers, to be Parks Commission-
er. Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion and
it passed unanimously.
St. Joe Historical Society Wayne Child-
ers: Wayne Chllders of the St. Joe Historical Socie-
ty requested If the Lighthouse Property Is to be
surplused by the Coast Guard to the County that
it be referred to the Parks Commission and St. Joe
Historical Society. He noted that the'e is a lack of
beach access property at the Cape and acquiring
the property would benefit the County. Chairman
Peters requested that Commissioner Yeager work
with Mr. Chllders in acquiring this property for the -
Oulfalre Subdivlaion Ike Duren: .Mr. Ike
Duren, of Gulfaire Subdivision, stated he had ac-
quired property adjacent to Gulfaire and to the
park area at Beacon Hill and he was "landlocked".
he requested permission from the Board for an ac-
cess road to the property. Attorney Moore stated
that the bureau of Land Management had give the
property to the County and the Board would need
to research any stipulations the Bureau may have
placed on the property before considering the re-
quest. Chairman Peters requested Commissioner
Hammond review this matter and report to the
Board at the next regular meeting. Mr. Duren also
addressed the Board regarding what procedures
can be taken to have the road in the back of Gulf-

aire Subdivision accepted by the County. Chair-
man Peters asked Public Works Superintendent
Lester to review this matter and report to the
Board at the next meeting.
Overstreet Fire Department: Gary Egler, of
Overstreet, requested the Board recognize the "fire-
fig hters" of Overstreet as the sole governing board
of the Fire District. He also presented a new char-
ter for consideration by the Board. He stated he
appreciated the efforts of the community but a fire-
fighter should be properly trained and not be re-
stricted with any physical disabilities. Commis-
sioner Traylor discussed that the majority of
people had made their decision and the Fire Dis-
trict would be maintained according to what the

majority wants. Richard Herring addressed the
Board regarding the current problems with the
Overstreet Fire Department and discussed that the
community, not a select few, had advanced the de-
partment to its standing today. The Board dis-
cussed what a voting member was and that they
wanted everything to be worked out so the com-
munity would come together. Chairman Peters
stated that Commissioners Traylor, Yeager, and
himself would serve.2u.tD e Supervisory Board for
the Fire Distrifct 'ZCuArman Peters thanked the
members of the Overstreet Fire Department for
their participation.
Panhandle Hunting Club: Arden Stevens of
the Panhandle Hunting Club addressed the Board
requesting the closing of the Carey Whitfield Road.
He stated that this road is not used by the public
or county and that St. Joe Paper Company would
assume maintenance of road. After discussion of
procedures of abandonment of roads and owner-
ship of property, Commissioner Traylor stated he
would need to get the public opinion before a deci-
sion could be reached and would report at the next
Sally Malone St. Joe Beach: Sally Malone
requested an emergency route be designated by
the Board for evacuation from the Beaches area.
She suggested the Old Power Line Rd. to Beacon
Hill Road as an alternative route. The Board stated
they would take this under consideration.
Invoice Medicaid: Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Ham-
mond and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
pay the Medicaid billing for September 1992 in the
amount of $3.410.47.
Invoice Life Management Center (Baker
Act): Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous
vote.the Board agreed to pay the remaining 75% of
the billing from Life Management for Baker Act
Services in the amount of $4,665.95.
Holiday: Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner Traylor and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to close the
Courthouse on Friday, November 27, 1992 and
each employee may use a sick day or vacation day.
Comprehensive Plan Hearing: Admin.
Asst Wells discussed that the administrative hear-
ing will be held on February 23 thru 26, 1993 in
the Board of County Commissioners Meeting
Room. Attorney Moore discussed that The 1000
Friends of Florida had petition for an administra-
tive hearing and that the Department of Communi-
ty Affairs was taking a casual interest. He noted
that preparation for the hearing would be costly
and the Board would need to decide if they wanted
to pursue this matter extensively. After discussion,
Commissioner Traylor motioned for Attorney
Moore to make the necessary preparations for the
hearing. Commissioner Hammond seconded the
motion and It passed unanimously.
Apalachee Regional Planning Council: Ad-
min. Asst Wells noted he had received a letter
from Apalachee Regional Planning Council regard-
ing Florida Department of Transportation Data
and the Board could review the letter in the Infor-
mation packet. He noted that the ARPC will hold a
meeting with the Board regarding this matter at a
later date.
Emergency Medical Services Grant: Ad-
min. Asst Wells presented an addendum to the
EMS matching grant and requested the Chair-
man's signature approving the conditions of the
addendum. Commissioner Hammond motioned to
execute the addendum with the Chairman's signa-
ture. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion,
and It passed unanimously.
Courthouse Specifications for New Rootf
Commissioner Yeager motioned to advertise for
bids for a new rood for the first floor of the Gulf
County Courthouse and for Mr. Charles Gaskin to
provide the specifications for advertisement. Com-
missl&ner Armstrong, seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
Advertisement for Bid Gulf County
Courthouse: Upon motion by Commissioner Tray-
lor, second by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the board agreed to advertise for bids
for coating and stucco for the Courthouse.
Courthouse Electric Door for Handi-
capped: Building Inspector Butler discussed the
need for an electric door for wheelchair access into
the courthouse to meet the requirements of the
Americans with Disabilities Act Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner
Hammond, and unanimous vote, the Board agreed
to advertise for bids to install an electric button
into an existing door in the rear of the Courthouse.
Invoice S.W. Marley and Assoc.. Inc.:
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to pay an invoice from S.W. Mar-
ley and Associates for survey and monitoring of
wells at the St Joe dump site In the amount of
$685.00. .
Resolutions Trout Fishing and Establlsh-
,lng Zone: Anorvey Moore presented two resolu--
tions, #92-21 and n92-22. previously approved by
the Board, for signatures by the Board of Cominty
Resolution Closing of Constitutlon State
Museum: Chairman Peters passed the chair to
Vice-Chairman Yeager and motioned to pass a res-
olution. #92-23, objecting to the closure of the
Constitution Convention State Museum. Commis-
sioner Hammond seconded the motion and It
passed unanimously. Chairman Yeager returned
* the chair to Chairman Peters.
The meeting recessed at 8:55 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 9:08 p.m.
Advertisement for Bid- Wew Ambulance:
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor., second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous vote.
the Board agreed to advertise for a lightweight sep-
arator for the Wewa Ambulance Department
Salary Inorease James Newsome: Com-
missioner Traylor motioned to increase James
Newsome's hourly wage to $7.85 per hour effective
Immediately contingent upon a letter being written
to the Union noting this request and without ob-
jection from the Union. Commissioner Hammond
seconded the motion, and It passed unanimously.
County Employees Salaries: Chairman
Peters discussed discrimination between the pay
scale and Job classifications of County employees.
Commissioner Traylor discussed that due to the
union negotiations Increasing salaries according to
Job duties was at a standstill. The Board discussed
the status of the negotiations, Job classifications
and pay scales. Public Works Superintendent Lest-
er discussed different duties and pay scales and
stated he would do whatever the Board directs.
Dead Lakes Parks District: Commissioner
Traylor discussed the closing of the Dead Lakes
Park He noted that the Prisoners maintain the
park; therefore, It should be allowed to remain
Cape San Bias -Department of Air Force:
Commissioner Yeager discussed the meeting held
on November 13, 1992 with Michael Smith of the
Department of Air Force regarding the closing of
the property in Cape San Bias to beach driving. He
stated that the Department was willing to work
with the County and will not restrict the area. He
noted that pamphlets stating the rules will be dis-
tributed with the Beach Driving Permits.
Bonds Constitutional Officers: Upon mo-
tion by Commissioner Yeager, second by Commis-
sioner Traylor, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to pay for the bonds for all Constitutional
St. Joe Country Club Ditch Mainte-
nanme: Commissioner Yeager reported to the
Board, that he and Ralph Rish had met with Mr.
Todd regarding the ditch adjoining his property
and noted that Mr. todd does not want any inter-
ference from the County. Chairman Peters request-
ed Commissioner Yeager, Ralph RIsh and Dr. San
Pedro meet with Mr. Todd and resolve the situa-
Invoice C&B Mechanical Contractors:
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to pay request No. 1 from C&B Me-
chanical Contractors In the amount of
$142,061.46 for the Willlamsburg-Methodlst Hill
Project Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Hammond and uuanl-
mous vote, the Board agreed to pay an invoice
from C&B Mechanical Contractors In the amount
of $57,281.20 for the WIlllamsburg-Methodlst Hill
Invoice Preble-Rlah: Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor. second by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
pay an invoice from Preble-Rish in the amount of
$,500.90 for road inspection.
White City Bridge Name: Commissioner
Hammond motioned to pass a resolution to name
the bridge at White City the George Harper Bridge.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and It
passed unanimously.
Value Adjustment Board 1992-93: Chair-
man Peters appointed Commissioners Hammond,
.Yeager and himself to serve on the 1992-93 Value
*Adjustment Board.
Regular Board Meeting Time Change:
Chairman Peters passed the chair to Vice-
Chairnman Yeager. and motioned to change the
meeting time of all regular meetings to 7:00 p.m.
beginning January 8. 1993. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion and It passed unanimously.
Chairman Yeager returned the chair to Chainnmi

Board Stationery. The Board requested the
Clerk's office change their stationery to show a
more current picture of the Courthouse and have
the meeting times Imprinted on the stationery.
Advertise County Attorney:- Chairman
Peters passed the chair to Vice-Chairman Yeager
and motioned to advertise for a County Attorney
every two years. Commissioner Hammond second-
ed the motion, and It passed unanimously. Chair-
man Yeager returned the chair to Chairman Pe-
City of St. Joe Lighting Cost Request:
Charles Tharpe, City Commissioner of Port St. Joe,
requested the county pay a portion of the lighting
extending from the City limits to Ward Ridge.
Chairman Peters requested Commissioner Yeager
present a cost figure to the Board at the next regu-
r meeting.
There being no further business, and upon
motion by Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Traylor, the meeting did then ad-

DECEMBER 3, 1992
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners met this date in special session with the
following members present: Chairman Nathan Pe-
ters, Jr., and Commissioners Michael L. Ham-
mond, Warren J. Yeager, Jr., Jesse V. Armstrong,
and Billy E. Traylor.
Others present were: Attorney Robert M.
Moore, Clerk Benny C. Lister, Deputy Clerk Doug
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Debbe Wibberg, and
Building Inspector Don Butler.
The meeting was called to order at 7:39
p.m., EST.
Commissioner Michael L. Hammond opened
the meeting with prayer, and Chairman Peters led
the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Carey Whitfleld Road: Commissioner Tray-
lor discussed the closing of the Carey Whitfield
Road and noted that there were strong feelings pro
and con for the road closing and hoped that an
agreement could be reached without the Board
making an official vote on the issue. Mr. Arden
Stevens, representing the party requesting to close
the road, discussed many reasons for the request
with safety and eliminating night hunters being
the two main reasons for the request. Mr. Larry
Williams, representing the party to keep the road
opened, discussed many reasons to keep the road
opened, but his group's main concern was being
le to retrieve their dogs. Both parties stated they
understood the other's situation and respected
their positions and would like to work together. Af-
ter discussion. Chairman Peters requested a short
break in order for both parties to discuss the Is-
sues and try to reach an agreement and present It
to the Board later in the meeting.
The meeting recessed at 8:27 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at8:48 p.m.
Building Inspector: Chairman Peters re-
quested that County Attorney Moore review an
agreement presented to the County from the City
of Port St. Joe regarding the exchange of Building
Inspection Services. He also requested that each
Commissioner be given a copy of the agreement to
be reviewed prior to the next meeting. He also not-
ed that The Star had printed twice that the City
and the County had reached an agreement, which
in fact is not the case. He stated that it is not an
agreement until it can be documented in "black &
white" and the Board has officially voted on the Is-
White City Water System: Ralph Rish of
Preble-Rish stated that the plans and specifica-
tions are complete for the White City Water System
and the Chairman would need to sign the Depart-
ment of Environmental Regulation permit and sub-
mit an application fee of $500.00. Commissioner
Hammond motioned to pay the application fee of
$500.00 and have the Chairman sign the Depart-
ment of Environmental Regulation permit Com-
missioner Armstrong seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
Highland View Water System: Commis-
sioner Hammond stated that an impeller part for
the Highland View Water System had not been re-
ceived to date, and he had contacted the company,
who assured him the part would be sent immedi-
ately. Ralph Rish stated they would do whatever
necessary to obtain this part. After discussion, it
was decided that a final decision would be made at
the next regular meeting if the part had not been
Travel Rate County Employees/
Commissioners: Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner Armstrong,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to set the
maximum mileage amount allowed by Chapter .112
of the Florida Statutes for all travel of County Em-
ployees and Commissioners. The current amount
allowed Is $0.20 per mile.
Building Inspector Salary Increase: Com-
missioner Traylor motioned to Increase Building
Inspector Butler's salary to the same level as the
Administrative Assistant. After discussion, Com-.
missioner Traylor withdrew his motion and stated
he would wait until an agreement could be
reached between the City of Port St. Joe and Gulf
County regarding Building Inspection services.
1992 NACo Legislative Conference: Com-
missioner Hammond motioned that all Commis-
sloners be allowed to attend the NACo Legislative
Conference in Washington D.C. on February 26
thru March 2, 1993. Commission Traylor seconded
the motion, and It passed unanimously. Commis-
sioner Hammond motioned that all funding for the
trip be transferred from the Chairman's Travel
Fund. Commissioner Armstrong seconded the mo-
tion, and It passed unanimously.
:* Carey Whitfleld Road: After discussion, Mr.
Stevens and Mr. Williasm presented an agreement
betweenn the two parties regarding the closing of
-J 4e'Carev Whitfield. Road. The first alternative
would be that bcth groups work together without
closing thF road. The second alternative would be
to main tain a gate with the Board limiting use that
is fair to everyone concerned. All parties agreed to
the first alternative and stated they would work to-
gether to alleviate the problem with unsafe hunt-
ing practices.
There being no further business, and upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by Com-
missioner Hammond, the meeting did then ad-

DECEMBER 8, 1992
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
stoners met this date in regular session with the
following members present: Chairman Nathan Pe-
ters, Jr. and Commissioners Billy E. Traylor, Mi-
chael L. Hammond, Jessie V. Armstrong and War-
ren J. Yeager, Jr.
Others present: County Attorney Robert M.
Moore, Clerk Benny C. Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk
Doug Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Debbe WIbberg,
Admin, Asst/Civil Defense Director Larry Wells,
Building Inspector Don Butler, Veteran Services
Director Dan Clifford, and Sheriff Al Harrison.
The meeting was called to order at 1:03
p.m., EST.
Admin. Asst. Wells opened the meeting with
prayer and Tamara Lame led the pledge of alle-
giance to the flag.
I Approve Minutes: Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Hammond, second by Commissioner Yeag-
er, and unanimous vote, the Board approved the
minutes for the following meetings:
Regular meeting November 24, 1992
Highland View Bridge Tamara Lamne: Ta-
mara Laine, of the Chamber of Commerce, re-
quested a letter be written to the Govenor extend-
ing an Invitation for the Opening Ceremonies of
teh Highland View Bridge in 1993. The Board also
suggested that letters be sent to State Senator
Thomas and Representative Trammell. Chairman
Peters requested Clerk Lister's office handle these
Parks Commission John Reeves: John
Reeves returned a briefcase and letterhead to the
Board that he held when he was on the Parks
Lighthouse Property Wayne Chlders:
Wayne Childers, director of the Parks Commission,
addressed the Board regarding the lighthouse
property and presented a letter to clarify the Parks
Commission request to acquire this property.
Gulf County Library St. Joe Historical
Society/Map: Wayne Childers requested $500
from the Board to have the map replaced that was
damaged by rain during the recent roof repair to
the Library. Mr. Chllders discussed the expense of
reproducing the map. Chairman Peters passed the
Chair to Vice-Chairman Yeager, and motioned to
pay the Historical Society $500 for the replace-
ment of the damaged map. Commissioner Ham-
mond seconded the motion. Commissioner Traylor
discussed that he thought this matter had been re-
solved In a prior meeting. Mr. Traylor stated that
the Board has always supported the Library. The
Board discussed the liability and responsibility of
property not belonging to the County. After discus-
sion, Commissioner Hammond withdrew his sec-
ond, and Commissioner Peters withdrew his mo-
tion. Chairman Yeager returned the chair to
Chairman Peters, The Board requested that a
claim be filed with their Insurance carrier.
Parks Commission/Budget Amendment:
Wayne Childers, of the Parks Commission, re-
quested funds be allocated for a Parks Commis-
sion Budget for the 1992-93 fiscal year. Commis-
sioner Hammond motioned to Increase the Parks
Commission budget by $400 and reduce Reserve
for Contingencies by $400 to create a Parks Com-
mission budget for the 1992-93 fiscal year. Com-
missioner Yeager seconded the motion and it
passed unanimously.
Library Carpet Cleaning: Commissioner
Traylor motlned to have the carpet at the Library
professionally cleaned aid to be paid from the
Maintenance Department's budget. Commissioner
Hammond seconded the motion and it passed '
Apalachee Regional Planning Council -
Appointment: Clerk Lister presented a letter from
the Apalachee Regional Planning Council request-
ing appointees to the Council for 1993. He noted
Gulf County is entitled to three representatives.
with two appointed by the Board and the other ap-
pointed by the Governor. After discussion, the

Board tabled this matter until the current appoint-
ees could be contacted regarding re-appointment.
Invoice Ketchum, Wood & Burgert: Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to pay an invoice from Ketchum, Wood, &
Burgert for pathology services for November, 1992
in the amount of $50.00.
Gulf County Medical Examiner Meeting:
Chairman Peters appointed Commissioner Ham-
mond to attend the meeting with State Attorney
Appleman to discuss hiring a Medical Examiner
for the 14th Judicial Circuit. on December 16,
1992. In Panama City. FL at 1:30 p.m., CST.
Invoice Landmark Surveying: Upon mo-
tion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commis-
sioner Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to pay an Invoice from Landmark Surveying

for surveying services and setting a temporary
bench mark at Stone Mill Creek Bridge in the
amount of $455.
Invoice Air Environmental Resources.
Inc.: Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond.
second by Commissioner Yeager, and una.I:mous
vote, the Board agreed to pay an invoice from Air
Environmental Resources. Inc. for 80' LF 8' x 4'
Box Culverts for Americus Ave. Int the amount of
Florida Association of County Aging Exec-
utives: Clerk Lister presented a billing statement
from the Florida Association of County Aging Exec-
utives in the amount of $10 for October 1, 1992 to
September 30, 1993. After discussion, the Board
tabled this Invoice due to lack of knowledge re-
garding this organization.
Maintenance Department Contract Em-
ployee: Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to increase Yolanda
Strange's hourly wage to $5.00 per hour, to be
paid for from the Maintenance Department Bud-
Travel Reimbursement Commissloner
Hammond: Upon motion by Commissioner Yeag-
er, second by Commissioner Armstrong, and unan-
Imous vote, teh Board agreed to reimburse Com-
missioner Hammond $18.00 travel expense for
attending the Small County Coalition meeting fin
Tallahassee on December, 1992.
Small County Coalition/Budget Amend-
ment: Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote,the Board agreed to pay an annual fee of
$1,157.60 to retain the services of the Small
County Coalition and amend the General Fund
budget by increasing County Commissioners' dues
and decreasing Reserve for Contingencies by
Building Inspector Salary: Clerk Lister
asked the Board If they were ready to proceed with
the previously suggested salary Increase of Build-
ing Inspector Don Butler. After discussion, the
Board agreed to table this matter until a formal
agreement with the City Is approved.
Recycling Study TIA Solid Waste Man.
agement Consultants, Inc.: Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager. second by Commissioner
Hammond and unanimous vote, the Board agreed
to pay an Invoice from TIA for the Gulf County Sol-
Id Waste Recycling Planning Study Findl Report In
the amount of $7,827.30.
Special Hearing Master: Admin. Asst. Wells
discussed certain procedures he must follow be-
fore the decision of the Special Master can be re-
vealed. However, he notedthat he will possibly be
filing an objection to the Public Employees Rela-
tions Commission. He also recommended the
Board table the statement for services and expens-
es he received for payment from Louis E. Seltzer,
Arbitrator, noting certain expenses were of a ques-
tionable nature. The Board agreed to table the
Department of Natural Resources Grant:
Building Inspector Butler stated certain grants
would be available for application by May 1. 1993
and the Board should consider applying for these
grants dince they dealt with Beach Erosion Con-
frol Studies, Beach Preservation and Hurricane
Stumphole Property Cape San Blas:
Building Inspector Butler noted that FEMA has
placed the stumphole property under the Coastal
Barrier Resource Act which means the land Is not
available for Federal Assistance. He noted that the
stumphole property has washed out twice and If it
happens again, Gulf County will be solely respon-
sible for placing a bridge or ferry to connect the
Solid Waste Committee: Chairman Peters
discussed the solid waste issue and the feasibility
of the County going back into the solid waste busi-
ness. Chairman Peters passed the chair to Vice-
Chairman Yeager mand motioned to formnn a Solid
Waste Committee with Al Ray, Rudy Pippin, Gene
Hanlon, George Core, Larry Wells, Bob Lester and
Don Butler serving on this committee. He stated
this committee will research the solid waste Issue
and report their findings at the regular meeting on
March 23, 1993. Commissioner Traylor stated he
would support any improvements submitted by
the committee but would not add any additional
costs to the Individual ad valorem tax payer. Com-
missioner Armstrong seconded the motion and It
passed unanimously.
The meeting recessed at 2:08 p.m. EST.
The meeting reconvened at 2:20 p.m. EST.
Dead Lakes District: Commissioner Traylor
motioned to adopt a resolution objecting to the clo-
sure of the Dead Lakes Park. Commissioner Yeag-
er seconded the motion and It passed unanimotW-
Garrison Avenue Lighting/Budget
Amendment: Commissioner Yeager motioned that
the Board pay for the lights and installation of
lights on Garrison Avenue- in the' amount Of
$961.10 and amend the General EundBudget by
increasing Board of County Commissioners Im-
provements other than Buildings and decreasing
Reserve for Contingencies by $961.10. The City of
Port St. Joe would pay the monthly bilL Commls-
sloner Traylor seconded the motion and It passed
Salinas Park: Commissioner Yeager report-
ed on damage to signs and bar-b-que grills at Sali-
nas Park and noted that stronger measures must
be taken in order to protect this facility. Sheriff
Harrison stated the park should be closed at night
because It is so Isolated and hard to protect The
Board discussed varying the hours for the Sum-
mer and Winter months and closing the park at
night The Board Instructed Mr. Wayne Childers,
Parks Commission Director, to find out what se-
curity measures can be taken and report to the
Road Paving* Commissioner Hammond mo-
tioned to pave 5th Avenue between 1st and 2nd
Steet In Highland View in front of the VFW and
Larimore Drive in White City to be paid from the
Secondary Road and Bridge Fund. Commissioner
Yeager seconded the motion and It passed unani-
County Attorney: Commissioner Hammond
sicussed two letters from the County Attorney ad-
dressed to each Commissioner. He noted that the
attorney should be an attorney to the Board and
keep his personal opinions to. himself. He also dis-
cussed tha the "tone" of the letters should be kept
down. Attorney Moore responded that he has al-
ways tried to keep the Board informed on all is-
sues and that the "tone" of the letter was not out
of the ordinary. Commlssloenr Traylor discussed
that personal conflicts should be left out of the
meetings and the attorney should be Judged on
performance and not personal feelings. Chairman
Peters stated he disapproved of both letters.
Committee County Attorney: The Board
formed a committee to review the applications for
County Attorney and to provide "wording for a
contract. Charles Tharpe, Larry Wells and Wayne
Childers were appointed to the committee, with
their first workshop to be held on HJanuary 5,
Gulfaire Subdivisaion: Chairman Peters re-
quested an update on the request previously made
by Ike Duren of Gulfaire Subdivision regarding an
access road and acceptance of the road in the
back of Gulfaire Subdivision. Commissioner Ham-
mond noted that the road access matter had been
turned over to Mr. Childers and that Public Works
Superintendent Bob Lester was on vacation until
January 4,1 993, but would meet with Mr. Duren
after his return.
Resolution Small County Coalition:
Commissioner Yeager motioned for the Board to
adopt a resolution to Join the Small County Coali-
tion. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
Receive Bids Red Bull Island Project
(#9293-03): Pursuant to advertisement to receive
sealed bids for flat cars for the Red Bull Island Pro-
ject, the following bid was received from Skip
(2) 68' Steel Flatcars $26,250
(2) 89' Steel Flatcars $30.000
Upon motio by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous '
vote, teh Board agreed to award Bid #9293-03 to
Skip Gibbs for Steel Flatcars for the Red Bull Is-
land Project.
Stone Mill Creek Bridge: Ralph Rish of
Preble-Rish noted that the flatears cost $35,000
less than the culverts for the Stone Mill Creek
Highland View Fire Department: Raymond
Aylmer from the Highland View Fire Department
noted that one of the fire trucks from teh City of
Port St. Joe is out of commission and the HVFD
needs an additional truck to help respond to other
areas. The Highland View (C~ommissioner Traylor
left at 3:00 p.m.) Fire Department requested an-
other truck be purchased because the City's truck
may be under repair for 3 to 4 months. He noted
he had received payment plans from Panama Fire
Apparatus and the members would like to help
pay for the truck. Commissioner Hammond was
directed to follow up with this matter and report to
the Board at the next meeting. (Commissioner
Traylor returned at 3:06 p.m.)
Emergency Notifying Chairman: Chair-
man Peters discussed an emergency purchase that
had been made and stated that for any "emergency
situation", he should be immediately notified by
any Commissioenr, supervisor or employee, so If
any decision needs to be made by the Board, it can

be done in a proper and orderly manner.
DCA 1000 Friends Comprehensive
Plan: Commissioner Hammond and Ralph Rish
stated they met with representatives of the Depart-
ment of Community Affairs at the Small County
Coalition meeting and received a positive re-
spoonse regarding the hearing set in February be-
tween the 1000 Friends and Gulf County on the
Comprehensive Plan. After discussion, the Board
requested Attorney Moore follow up with the com-
ments received from the meeting. Commissioner
Yeager asked if the Board would be able to find out
exactly what problems 1000 Friends have with the
Comprehensive Plan.
There being no further business, and upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor. second by Com-
missioner Yeager. the meeting did then adjourn.

DECEMBER 11, 1992
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
stoners met this date In special session with the
following members present: Chairman Nathan Pe-
ters, Jr. and Commissioners Billy E. Traylor, MI-
chael L. Hammond, Jesse V. Armstrong and War-
ren J. Yeager, Jr.
Others present: County Attorney Robert M.
Moore. Clerk Benny C. Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk
Doug Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Debbe Wlbberg
and Building Inspector Don Butler.
Commissioner Michael L. Hammond opened
the meeting with prayer and Chairman Peters led
the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The meeting was called to order at 4:30
p.m., EST.
Inmate Work Crew: Castldera Watts ad-
dressed the Board regarding the recent complaint
filed against him. He stated, that one of the in-
mates from the work crew requested permission to
pick pecans from a tree adjoining the property the
work crew was cleaning He gave his permission
but warned the inmate about being on someone
else's property and to pick the pecans In the ditch.
He stated that he took Chairman Peters to the site
and showed him exactly what happened and all he
wanted was fair representation from the Board.
Commissioner Traylor discussed that supervisors,
Major allgood and Sgt. Whitfield from the Forestry
Work Camp are reviewing the situation and will
file a report. Commissioner Traylor also noted that
Major Allgood's and Sgt. Whitfield's interpretation
of the incident varies from that of the one given by
Mr. Watts. After discussion, the Board stated they
will review all facts and Mr. Watts will be notified
of their findings.
Beach Permits: The Board tabled this Item
until more Information is received.
Stone Mill Creek/Rock Issue: Commission-
er Peters noted that there was an "emergency" pur-
chase that could have been delayed until a regular
meeting. He stated that there is a procedure to be
used and if someone Is violating a rule, he will do
everything In his power to stop It. Commissioner
Traylor noted that there was a time element In-
volved and stated that he felt It was an emergency
in order to avoid delaying the work crews on the
bridge. He also stated that he did not appreciate
Chairman Peters questioning his honesty or integ-
rity, that he had discussed the purchase with the
County Attorney;: and this was not the first time
anything was purchased in this manner. Commis-
stoner Traylor stated he made a decision and will
stand behind It. Commissioner Yeager asked If
there was a written procedure regarding "emergen-
cy purchases" and it was noted that what consti-
tutes an emergency cannot be documented. Chair-
man Peters passed the chair to Vice-Chairman
Yeager anid motioned that the Chairman and all
Commissioners be notified immediately of any
"emergency" purchases. Ralph Rish of Preble-Rish,
noted that the rock had to be put In before the pil-
ings and they had received permissIon from DER
with only 5 days to purchase and place the rock at
the bridge. Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion and It passed unanimously. Upon motion
by Commissioenr Traylor, second by Commission-
er Hammond and unanimous vote, the Board ap-
proved the purchase of the rock for the Stone Mill
Creek Bridge. Chairman Yeager returned the chair
to Chairman Peters.
Solid Waste Committee: Chairman Peters
requested that Frank Healey be added to the Solid
Waste Committee. Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the time frame of the committee and want-
ed clarification of the purpose of the Committee
since the Argus contract would be renewed in Feb-
ruary of 1993. Chairman Peters stated that the
purpose of the committee Is to review and research
the entire solid waste Issue and present their find-
ings to the Board, so the Board will have plenty of
time to make any decisions regarding the solid
waste matter.
Beaches Fire Department Invoice: Build-
ing Inspector Butler presented an invoice to the
Board from T-Pac for rebuilt air packs and noted
that the company included additional charges that
were $59.07 over the previously approved Invoice
amount. Upon motion by Commissioner Ham--
mond, second by Commissioner Yeager, and unam-
imous vote, the Board agreed to pay the additional'
$59.07 on an emergency basis.
Community Rating System: Building In-
spector Don Butler stated that the County would
be able to participate particpatn a program that would help
lower the Flood Insurance Rates with no cost to
the County. He discussed the various ways the
County would be able to do this by Joining this
program. Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Yeager and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to have the Chairman sign
Sthe applicaltn and cover letter.... .
... Wh4e, City Water Sy tema:. Cmmissionerr
"HaAnmoid mnotioned id o'giv'Raiph RIh permissionS,
to advertise for l ids for the WhIte City Water Sys.
tern. Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion l.
and It passed unanimously.
There being no further business, and upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Yeager, the meeting did then adjourn.
DECEMBER 14. 1992
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-.
sloners met this date In special session with the
following members present: Chairman Nathan Pe-
tars, Jr. and Commissioners Michael L. Hammond,
Jesse V. Armstrong and Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
Commissioner Billy Traylor was absent.
Others present were: Clerk Benny C. Lister.
Chief Deputy Clerk Doug Birmingham. Deputy
Debbe Wibbert. Admin. Asst/Civil Defense Dime-
tar Larry Wells and Building Inspector Don Butler.
The meeting was called to order at 12:00
p.m. EST.
Chairman Peters opened the meeting with
prayer and led the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Red Bull Island Project: Commissioner
Armstrong motioned to purchase 300 tons of rock '
at $20.00 per ton for the Red Bull Island Project
on an "emergency basis". Commissioner Hammond
seconded the motion and It passed unanimously
with a vote of 4 to 0 (Commissloenr Traylor was
Payroll Adjutment: Commissioner Yeager
stated that two employees at.the Mosquito Control
Department needed a payroll adjustment to their
wages for hours worked on a different position that
is at a higher pay rate. Commissioner Yeager mao-
tioned to adjust the wages on the next payroll for
the two employees. Commissioner Armstrong sec-
onded the motio and It passed unanimously with a
vote of 4 0 (CommIssioner Traylor was absent).
There being no further business, and upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by Com-
missioner Armstrong, the meeting did then ad-

January Trivia

eJanuary 12, 1773: The first
museum in America was orga-
nized in Charleston, North Caroli-
*January 13, 1863: Thomas
Crapper pioneered the one-piece
pedestal flushing toilet.
*January 15, 1870: The don-
key as a Democratic party symbol
was seen for the first time.
SJanuary 21, 1908: Women
in New York City who wished to
smoke in public probably
changed their minds. On that
day. it was made a criminal of-
fense punishable by $5 to $25
in fines, and up to 10 days in Jail.
January 24, 1848: James
Marshall discovered gold near Ca-
lona, California, and the Califor-
nia gold rush began.
What eventually happened to
Marshall? He died an alcoholic -
and broke.
*People living in England
many years ago called January
WuIf-Monath or "Wolf Month" be-
cause hungry wolves usually
came into the villages at this time
of year.
*January 28, 1547: Eng-
land's King Henry VIII died. He
was succeeded by Edward VI, his

9-year-old son!
*January 31, 1874: Jesse
James and his gang robbed a
train's safe in Missouri.
Then James gave the engi-
neers a press release (written by
James), in which he gave a de-
tailed account of the robbery He
then instructed the men to for-
ward the information to the news-
papers! t otenw



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Sharks Undefeated In Gulf Co. Classic

Head for Championship Game

With Tough Kentucky Team

Port St. Joe will have a spot
in the championship game in the
Sharks' Christmas Tournament
after a 87-83 win over the Bay
High Tornadoes Tuesday night.
The Sharks had a big, 29-
point first quarter to use in hold-
ing off Bay's final period surge of
27 points.
Bay High edged the Sharks in
the Mosley Tournament last
week, with the Sharks evening
things up Tuesday.
Port St. Joe had a huge 54
points on the scoreboard at half-
time, to Bay's 42. Port St. Joe put
up eight three point shots with
Jason Maxwell making six and
Joe Price sinking two.
Arion Nickson paced the
Sharks with his 21 points and
Maxwell had 20. Sandy Quinn
added 13 and Toby Thomas had
10 points. Thomas scored all 10
of his points on free throws. It
was the Sharks' free throw accu-
racy which won the game. They
missed only seven of 32 opportu-
The Sharks tangled with
Madisonville, Kentucky last night
in the championship game. The
Kentucky team has gone through
their opponents in the tourna-
ment like the Boston Celtics.
Score by Quarters:
PSJ 29 24 16 18-87'
Bay 18 24 14 27-83
PSJ-Price 2-1-7, Thomas 0-
10-10, Allen 1-0-2, Walker 0-4-4,
Hill 0-4-4, Quinn 5-3-13, Maxwell
7-0-20, Manning 2-2-6, Nickson
Bay-Cropper 1-0-3, Croom
3-2-8, Kovaleski 4-3-11, Stewart
5-0-11, Alexander 9-4-25, Leo-
nard 2-0-4, Lawson 1-0-2, Myers
In other games during the
Tournament Tuesday, Marianna
defeated Pensacola Catholic; Apa-
lachicola took a victory over Wa-
kulla and Madisonville dumped
Mount Dora. The score of each
game was unavailable.
The final session of the three-
day tournament started Wednes-
day afternoon, after The Star's

Port St. Joe, Bay High and
Madisonville, Kentucky advanced

Port St. Joe High School Bas-
ketball Coach Vernon Eppinette
was the guest speaker at last
week's regular meeting of the Port
St Joe Lions Club.
Coach Eppinette presented
his analysis of the current bas-
ketball team and his views for the
future. According to Eppinette, it
looks like Port St Joe is in for
some good, hard basketball
games. He is very proud of the at-
titude the players are exhibiting,
and complimentary of the team's
work ethic. Not only does the
Coach teach the players basket-
ball, he insists on them keeping
their grades up in their other
study courses. Several players
have improved their grade point
average significantly from last
The Club wishes the Sharks

good luck on their 1992-93 bas-
ketball season and urges the
community to support their
schools by attending upcoming
The Lions Club has set a ten-
tative date for the annual White
Elephant (rummage) Sale for Feb-
ruary 6, 1993. Last year's sale
was a huge success. Again, it will
be held at the Centennial Build-
ing, so weather problems will not
be a problem.
Again this year, the Lions
Club is asking for donations for
items to sell. This will be a good
time to clean out your garage,
utility room, closet, or wherever it
is that you store your junk. There
will be more information on how
to donate at a future date.
It's true... One person's Junk
is another person's treasure.

in the first round of play of the
Gulf County Classic Basketball
Tournament Monday afternoon.
Bay High bumped Wakulla,
93-76; Madisonville demolished
Pensacola Catholic 62-35 and
Port St. Joe.edged by Apalachico-
la 73-69 in the nightcap.
Bay High used a hot second
quarter to outscore Wakulla 31-
10 and take a healthy lead in the
second half where they held their
own the rest of the way.
Bay was deadly on their foul
shots, making 27 out of 34. Ja-
son Kovaleski was high point
man for the Tornadoes, with 18.
Pensacola Catholic good and hard
in the second game, to come
away with their lop-sided 62-35
win. It was their seventh victory
of the season against one defeat.
David Hart led his team ,in
the scoring department with 13
points. Four of the five team
members ended in the double fig-
PORT ST. JOE used a scor-
ing surge in the final quarter to
put up 34 points after scoring
only six in the third period, to
snatch a win from the Apalachi-
cola team. The Sharks had only a
33-31 lead at half-time and were
on their way to being defeated in
the third period before the team
found its shooting eye.
Desmond Baxter put Port St.
Joe in the lead in the final period
with a layup and a free throw.
The Sharks had four men scoring
in double figures, led by Jason
Maxwell's 21 points, including
five three-point shots. Arion Nick-
son had 15, Joe Price 13 and
Toby Thomas 12. Port St. Joe
helped its cause with some pin-
point foul shooting, making 18 of
Price had three three-
pointers, and Baxter had one.
Score by Quarters:
PSJ 12 21 6 34-73
Apalach 13 18 19 17-69
PSJ-Price 4-2-13, Thomas
2-8-12, Hill 1-0-2, Quinn 2-0-4,
Baxter 2-1-6, Maxwell 6-4-21,
Nickson 6-3-15.
Apalach-G. Davis 4-1-9,
Evans 5-3-15, Cargill 6-0-14,
Deo. Williams 6-3-15, D. Davis 1-
2-4, Weaver 1-0-2, Dev. Williams
2-0-4, Yarrel 2-1-6.



Anwar Stewart (22) fouls Toby Thomas as he shoots the ball.
Thomas was 10 of 10 shots from the charity line in the Sharks 87-
83 win over the Tornadoes. Bay's Chris Alexander (11) and Jason
Kovaleski (20) and the Sharks Joe Price (13) jockey for position un-
der the goal.



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There are two kinds of
swelling associated with dental
problems (trauma and infection)
and they are treated in different
ways. So, first you should deter-
mine the cause.
Usually you'll know if it is
the result of a trauma, such as a
baseball bat to the jaw or a den-
tal procedure like a tooth extrac-
tion. Swelling from an infection
is usually preceded by pain and
may cause an overall sick feel-
ing, with fever and perspiration.
In either case, you should see
the dentist as soon as possible.
Alleviating the swelling doesn't
cure the cause.
For swelling caused by inju-
ry or dental pgRodre, the treat-

ment is ice. An ice pack should
be applied for a minimum of half
hour on and half hour off.
For swelling caused by an
infection, heat is applied. A
heating pad, hot water bottle or
hot towel, applied to the face will
dilate (enlarge) the blood ves-
sels and enable more of the in-
fection-fighting elements of the
blood (or antibiotics, if they have
been prescribed) to come to the
infected area.

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Jason Maxwell prepares to
shots he made during Tuesday's
game against Bay High in the
Gulf County Classic.
-Photos by Eric Ramsey

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A Little Proper Care Can Keep Gift Plants Alive and Blooming
If you received a flowering 1 than just about anything else. an ideal place for flowering keep your flowering Christmas
plant, such as an azalea, begonia, F Gd Too much water can literally plants. If you keep plants in a gift looking attractive for the re-
poinsettia or chrysanthemum as tF r a i ara en drown plant roots. Roots need dark part of the house, the blos- mainder of the holiday season,
a Christmas gift, you're probably ar, as well as water. To properly soms won't last as long, and the and on into the new year, as well.
hoping the blooms will last water your plants, apply enough plant will begin to drop its leaves. And, don't forget that some pot
throughout the holiday season. E xten s on N otes to thoroughly soak the soil. And, If you remember these basic plants such as poinsettias -
Fortunately, gift plant beauty don't water again until the soil is facts about how temperature, wa- can be transplanted to the land-
needn't be so brief. One of the By almost dry. Check often to see ter, light affect house plant scape after the danger of frost
nice things about flowering plants that your plants don't dry out health, you should be able to has passed.

is that, with proper care, you can
enjoy them far into the new year.
Flowering gift plants often
prompt questions about how to
keep them attractive. Naturally,
you want the flowers to retain
their fresh appearance as long as
possible. My information on this
subject was provided by Exten-
sion Urban 'Horticulturist, Dr.
Robert Black.
The first thing you need to re-
member about flowering pot
plants is that most of them have
been growing in a carefully con-
trolled greenhouse environment.
When they're moved into the at-
mosphere of the average home,
they're in for quite a shock. If you

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received a gift plant, you'll have
. to help it overcome this shock, by
paying careful attention to three
important factors; temperature,
water and light.
Most flowering house plants
need a fairly cool, but not chill-
ing, temperature. Keep such
plants in the coolest part of a
room, away from radiators, fire-
places, television sets, and other
heat sources. However, be careful
not to expose your plants to a
cold draft. A prolonged chill or
sudden change in temperature

a first place scholarship of
$10,000, five second place $3,000
scholarships, 10 third place $500
scholarships, and 25 cash
awards, of $100 each.
Every student who submits a
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tion is given a Duracell Waist
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selected for special recognition
and the six first and second place
winners are guests of Duracell for
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The 11mth Annual Duracell/
NSTA Scholarship Competition
culminates in Kansas City, Mis-
souri on March 31 and April 1,
1993, during the 41st Annual
Convention of the National Sci-
ence Teachers Association. The
winners, accompanied by their
parents and science teachers, will
be presented with their awards
and congratulated by an audi-
ence of media representatives, ed-
ucators and scientists.
The Duracell/NSTA Scholar-

Dance Tonight
Wayne Porter will be provid-
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and dancing pleasure Thursday,
December 31 from 8:00 to 12:30
p.m. CT. The night's entertain-
ment will be held at the W.T. Neal
Civic Center in Blountstown. Ad-
mission is $5.00 per person.
The dance is sponsored by
the Tri-State Singles Club.
For more information, con-
tact M. Foster at 904-762-8362
or '. Barker at 904-674-5809.

will cause some plants to lose
their leaves.
A second important factor to
consider is the amount of water a
plant receives. Plants are affected
by water in two days first,
through direct application of wa-
ter to the soil; and.second, for the
amount of humidity in the air.
Most people who receive a flower-
ing plant are quite anxious to
take good care of it. But, unfortu-
nately, their enthusiasm often
leads to over watering. And, this
causes more damage to plants

ship Competition has recognized
young inventors and designers for,
the last 10 years by honoring
more than 400 students with
scholarships and cash awards to-
talling over $300,000. To enter
the competition, a student must
design and build a battery-
powered device that is education-
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winners have made an automatic
card dealer for the disabled, a
talking ruler, an adjustable
wrench, a walkie-talkie device for
the deaf, a portable keyboard, a
talking weather predictor, and a
digital fish feeder, among many
Entrants must design and
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which runs on any one or a com-
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AAA, AA, D, C, 9-volt or lan-
tern size and submit a written
,description, a wiring diagram,
and a photo of it by January 22,
1993. Entries are judged on crea-
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ficiency of the device, and on the
clarity of the written description.
To enter, students must com-
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Competition. 1742 Connecticut
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Administered by the National
Science Teachers Association and
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Duracell/NSTA Scholarship Com-
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group of scientists and science
educators, headed by Dr. Arthur
Eisenkraft, a physics teacher,

Officer Course
The Criminal Justice Training
Academy of Gulf Coast Commuini-
ty College will be conducting a
Correctional Officer Basic Stan-
dards Course in Apalachicola in
the near future. This course is re-
quired to work as a correctional
officer anywhere in the state of
Florida. This 450-hour course
covers firearms, inmate control,
law, psychology,' correctional op-
erations, and first responder to
medical emergencies.
This course requires advance
application and there Is a test re-
quired to be admitted to the
course. The test may be taken on
Tuesday or Thursday afternoons
at the Port St. Joe City Police Sta-
tion. There is no charge for the
For further information,
please contact Steve Brumm at
904-872-3878 or at the Port St.
Joe office, 229-2760 on Tuesday
and Thursday afternoons.

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completely. But, don't add water
if the soil feels damp.
As we noted, humidity is an-
other way water affects plants.
Most plants do best in areas of
high humidity. But, because win-
ter heating dries out the air in the
home, high indoor humidity is al-
most impossible to maintain. If
you place your plant in a spot
where the air is usually dry, it
will need water more often.
And, finally, providing
enough light for normal indoor
growth is often a problem. Some
plants will grow fairly well in arti-
ficial light. But, you should try to
give them as much natural light
as possible. An east window, that
catches the early morning sun, is

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School Lunch
( Menu

The Gulf County Schools
have announced their lunch
menu for the following week. The
meal may change due to the
availability of certain foods.
Monday, January 4 no
Tuesday, January 5 manag-
er's choice
Wednesday, January 6 -
country fried steak or meatloaf,
turnip greens, mashed potatoes,
cornbread, milk and gravy
Thursday, January 7-
cheeseburger, english peas,
french fries or tater tots, milk and
,, Friday, January 8 chicken,
,applesauce,- english peas, roll,
milk, potatoes or rice with gravy.

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Course Description Day Time Hrs.

Port St. Joe

Western Civilization II H 6:30-9:15 3
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January 5, 1993
6:00 p.m.

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Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned
pursuant to the "Fictitious Name Act." Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes will register with the Flori-
da DepartmentofState upon recelptof proof of the
publication of this notice, the fictitious name. to
Centel Cellular Company of Florida
under which I expect to engage In
business at 112 Reid Avenue. Port SL
Joe, Florida 32456.
Dated this 10th day of December, 1992.
By: // /Kevin Gallagher. Vice President
Centel Cellular Company.
Its Managing Agent
Publish. December 31, 1992.
The Gulf County Board of Commissioners is
requesting proposals from any firm interested in
providing general engineering services for Gulf
County. Five copies of the proposals should be
submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to the
Gulf County Clerk's office, 1000 5th Street. Port
St'Joe, FL 32456 and should be marked "Engi-
Sneering Proposal", no later than 5:00 p.m.. EST.
January 12. 1993.
The Board of County Commissioners will se-
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"uion the following criteria:
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2. Specialized experience or technical
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Shed Holiday Pounds with Soup

If your pants have been feel-
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lately, you're not alone. It is esti-
mated that the average American
gains approximately seven
pounds during the holiday sea-
son. It's hard to avoid, with all
those rich foods, tempting des-
serts, chips, dips and endless
goodies that we're not used to
eating thi-oughout the rest of the
If you belong to a health club,
you will notice a great rise in at-
tendance during the month of
January. After the New Year's
resolutions have been made, peo-
ple flock to gyms and plan their
dieting strategies. After all, seven
extra pounds is a holiday gift that
no one wants to keep!
It can be difficult to diet dur-
ing the cold month of January.
Our bodies crave warm hearty
meals, not cottage cheese and cel-
ery sticks. So what's a dieter to

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(Proverbs 24:1)
Presented by the church of Christ
The church meets at the comer of
20th Street and Marvin Avenue.
P.O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456

You are always welcome and visitors are desired at
St. James Episcopal Church
309 Sixth Street Port St. Joe
Each Sunday........... 7:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School....................... 9:45 a.m.

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Sunday School.................................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship..................11:00 a.m.
Bible Study ........................................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study......................... 3:00 p.m.
Pastor W.L. Tremain 12/17-6/93 Phone 648-8144

First United7Metfhodist Church
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Morning Church....................9:00 a.m. CT
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do? Make some soupl Soup is a
dieter's delight. It's hearty, satis-
fying and, most importantly, it's
not fattening (made with the right
ingredients, of course). What's
more, soups are easy to make,
and any soup recipe can be al-
tered to your liking.
Below are two soup recipes
that will make dieting a pleasure.
Potato and Vegetable Soup
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large white onion, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
I stalk.celery, chopped
1 bunch parsley, minced
4 pounds ripe tomatoes, peeled,
seeded, and chopped, or 2 1 /
2 cups canned or boxed im-
ported Italian tomatoes,
drained, seeded and chopped
3 cups peeled and sliced russet
Salt and freshly ground black
pepper to taste
Grated imported Parmesan
Heat the olive oil in a sauce-
pan and saute the onion, carrots,
celery, and parsley until the on-
ion is soft and translucent, about
7 minutes.
. Add the tomatoes, and keep
cooking until they start to break
down into a puree, about 10 min-
Stir in the potatoes and water
to cover. Simmer gently for about
an hour.
Remove the mixture from the
heat and puree with a mouli mill.
(If you'd rather use a food proces-
sor, be careful not to overprocess,
or it will be thin and runny.) If
the puree is too thick, dilute with
some hot water.
Return the puree to low heat
and warm gently. Season with
salt and'pepper.
Serve sprinkled with grated
Parmesan cheese.
Serves 6.
A Soup of Squash
4 cups cubed acorn squash or
4 large white onions, finely
2 cloves garlic, crushed and
1 dried bay leaf

2 tablespoons minced fresh sage
1 cup cooked white or brown rice
Pinch ground nutmeg
Salt and freshly ground black
pepper to taste
Grated imported Parmesan or
Gruyere cheese
Place the squash or pump-
kin, onions, garlic, bay leaf, and
sage in a large saucepan. Add wa-
ter to cover and bring to a boil.
iLet simmer until the squash or
,pumpkin is cooked through,
about an hour.
Remove the bay leaf, and pur-
ee the squash mixture in a mouli
mill or in a blender or food pro-
cessor. Return the soup to the
Add the cooked rice and add
a bit of water, if needed, to adjust
the consistency. Simmer, stirring
for about 5 minutes. Season with
nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
Serve warm, dusted with
Parmesan or Gruyere cheese.
Serves 6.

Here's a delicious, low-fat rec-
ipe for home made Beef Minestro-
ne Soup. Serve with hot crusty

Streamlined Beef
Minestrone Soup
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 23-24 minutes
I pound low fat ground beef
1 can (14.5 ounces) Italian-style
stewed tomatoes, broken up
1 can (13 3/4 ounces) single-
strength beef broth
1 cup frozen vegetable mixture
1/2 cup shell-shaped pasta
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan
cheese, divided
1/8 teaspoon each garlic powder
and ground red pepper
Combine tomatoes, beef
broth, vegetables and pasta in 2-
quart saucepan. Bring to a boil,
reduce heat to medium and cook
until pasta is tender, about 20
minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile combine ground beef,
2 tablespoons cheese, --" ow-
der and red pepper, m _-, lhtly
but thoroughly. Pinch off 1-inch
pieces of beef mixture to make

Getting Back to the Basics of Good Cooking


Still cruising in a Porsche, sporting Ralph Lauren polo shirts, and dining
on filet mignon at Chez Louis? If so, you're lagging behind .the latest
style, or "unstyle," say the- 90's trendsetters. Being chic in the 90's means
getting "back to basics"-be it slipping on a worn, white t-shirt, driving a
Chevy, or feasting on Grandma's baked chicken.
Leading the way in this return to the simple life is American cuisine.
With health concerns rising, wallets tightening, and leisure time diminish-
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center stage in today's kitchens.
Since its start in 1908, the Cookin' Good family at Showell Farms has
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highest standards of health, value and taste, Cookin' Good continuously
develops recipes that reflect Americans' evolving needs. Celebrating the
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Good has revived this delicious favorite:
3 lbs. Cookin' Good Chicken, 1% cup olive oil
cut up into serving pieces, or 1 fresh lemon
3 lbs. of selected Cookin' Bread crumbs
Good parts
Place chicken parts in a baking dish. Sprinkle pieces with oil and
cover with bread crumbs. Squeeze the juice of the fresh lemon over the
chicken. Bake at 350F for 50-60 minutes, or until chicken is fork tender.
Makes 4 servings.
Prepare chicken as for conventional cooking, using a microwave
baking dish. Microwave uncovered for 20-25 minutes on full power,
rotating the baking dish once.


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crowave-safe baking dish. Cover
tightly with plastic wrap, venting
one corner. Microwave at High 3
1/2 to 4 minutes, stirring after 2

minutes. (Meatballs will be slight-
ly pink.' Remove mfe ,' all' .with
slotte spoon) > hot nr m' :-
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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


"The Exciting Place to Worship"

-fFirst Baptist Church

0 ,102 Third Street
Port St. Joe, Florida


The Family Church
252 Avenue E, Port St. Joe, Florida Church Phone: 229-8137
Pastor: Rev. Napoleon Pittman
Worship: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. For Prayer or Counseling, Call or
WEDNESDAY Write the Church.
7:30 p.m. Bible Study & Fellowship
Sponsor of New Covenant Christian Academy K-5 thru 6th Grade
Does not discriminate based upon race, creed, color, or origin.

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508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
SUNDAY WORSHIP............................ 10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL............................. 11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Nursery Available

The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor

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CENTER of Panama City will be
offering to anyone 55 or older a
free hearing test. If you have
been exposed to loud factory
noise, if people seem to m0m-
":.; 'ble or you ask people to repeat
what they have said, come see
us at:
Hearing Aid Specialist

501 Monument Ave.
9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON
This is our regular monthly Service Center and we will service anyone's
hearing aid free of charge. We have tho low, t battery prices in the area.
Come in and try our service!


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New Fishing Rules Approved by State Officials

The Governor and Cabinet
approved the following Marine
Fisheries Commission rule propo-
sal on December 1:
Reef Fish
This rule will:
*require the appropriate fed-
eral permit in order to exceed
snapper/grouper or amberjack
bag limits; and, in order to pur-
chase or sell snapper/grouper or
amberjack on the state's Gulf
*establish vermillion snapper
minimum size -limits of 10 inches
for recreational fishermen and 12
inches for commercial fishermen
on the state's Atlantic coast
*establish a minimum size
limit of 20 inches for red snapper
on the state's Atlantic coast
*prohibit the harvest of Nas-
sau grouper from state waters
*restrict all harvest of mutton
snapper in May and June and
greater amberjack in April and
May to the bag limit for those re-
spective species
require all amberjack spe-
cies to be landed with heads and
tails intact (the coring provision
for greater amberjack would still
*prohibit persons from har-
vesting greater amberjack under
both recreational and commercial
rules on the same trip.
These provisions will take ef-
fect January 1, 1993.
The Commission held a final
public hearing on its proposed
rule to manage the bluefish fish-
ery in Florida, and voted to:
*designate bluefish as a "re-

For internal parasites, tender-
pads, and ear problems, ask
LAWN & GARDEN, 229-2727
POWDER. Available O-T-C.
', -BtR 19/11

For Sale by Owner: Furnished 2
bdrm. house on Burgess Creek. Lot
size 86'x350', from Magnolia Road to
Creek, private boat landing. Cen. heat
and elec. appliances. Large screened
n., back porch. $28,500. Call 904-
648-5190, some owner financing.
tfc 1/7
3 bdrm. brick, carpet, fans &
blinds all rooms, carport, util., 1/2
acre, fenced back, cul de sac, land-
scaped and well maintained.. Owner
pays closing. $42,000. 827-7375.
tfc 1/7
1/- acre lot on beautiful Chipola
River, clear, ready for building. Call
(904) 762-8597 after 5 p.m.
tfc 1/7
New 3 bdrm., 2 ba. home, 1400
ft. heat/cooled, on beautiful Chipola
River, Ig. deck, dock on river, 2 car
carport, 100 ft. waterfront. Applianc-
es, owner financing with down pay-
ment. Call 904-762-8597 after 5 p.m.
tfc 1/7
1310 Palm Blvd. 2 bedroom
frame house, Ig. country kitchen &
appliances. Cen. heat, window air,
ceiling fans, like new washer & dryer,
'dinette, china cabinet, couch, chair,
curtains & blinds included, $29,500.
Call 639-2541 after 5 p.m. tfc 1/7
For Sale White City, Hwy. 71. 3
bedroom, 2 bath brick home on 4.5
acres, pond. Call 229-8735 after 5
p.m. tfc 1/7
2.73 acres at Sunshine Farms,
Oirerstreet. Partially cleared corner
acreage. $15,000 negotiable. Call B.
Given, 227-1467 after 6 p.m.
tfc 6/18
Nice 3 bedroom 1 bath home, has
cen., heat & air, new cabinets. 206
10th St. Call 229-6055 for more Infor-
mation. tfc 1/7
Country living overlooking We-
tappo Creek, 3 bdrm., 2 ba. 1500 sq.
ft. living space, 26'x56' mobile home,
15x26' grand room, ch&a, fireplace, 2
car garage, 2 util. bldg., 2 covered
porches, one 14'x26' open deck,
swimming pool w/privacy fence,
beautiful landscaped on two 1/2 acre
lots with c/I fence. $56,500. Call 648-
5323 for appt. tfc 1/7
S50x150 lot w/2 BR, 14x60 MH
and all improvements. $21,500.
Americus St., St. Joe Beach. Financ-
ing Available. Call 648-5323.
tfc 1/7
Road, 1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9
miles south of Wewa. Owner financ-
ing. Call 229-6961. tfc 1/7

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 TOOl Also Com-
puter Wheel Alignment. 227-1105.
tfc 1/7
FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage and envelope supplied.
Send request to Bible Study, P. 0.
Box 758, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
tfc 1/7

stricted species"
*establish a 10 fish daily bag
limit for recreational fishermen
*increase the minimum size
limit from 10 inches to 12 inches
fork length
*require all commercial har-
vesters to adhere to statewide
gear requirements while fishing
in state and Atlantic federal wa,-
ters, except that the use of spot-
ter airplanes to harvest bluefish
would be allowed in federal wa-
ters of the East Central Coast Re-
*establish a 7,500 pound dal-

ly commercial vessel limit for
bluefish would be allowed in state
and federal waters north of Dade
*require bluefish to be landed
in a whole condition.
This rule will go the Governor
and Cabinet for approval in time
for an effective date of July
1,1993 if approved.
Spotted Seatrout
The Commission received
public comment and manage-
ment proposals for seatrout from
several major fishing organiza-



The Value of Valves

by Joe Zorc
PM Editorial Services
The following are a few ba-
sic maintenance items you
should know about your house:
Water It is important to
know a little about the water
sources in your house and how
they can be isolated in the event
of a leak at one of the fixtures
or plumbing lines.
It is ormmnon to install a shut-
off valve before a toilet, sink,
shower/tub, etc., are put in
place. These usually are found
just below the fixture, inside the
vanity cabinet, or behind an ac-
cess panel directly behind the
wall of the shower or tub.
It is recommended that you
test the shut-off valves and in-
spect them for leakage. Often
the packing around the valve
needs to be replaced, or a nut
needs to be tightened to stop a
small drip. Minor drips can
cause rotting in vanity cabinets
and in the wood or wallboard,
often going unnoticed until it is
too late and a major repair is
The main shut-off valve for
the house usually is located in
the basement or garage at the
front or rear of the house. In
the event that the individual
fixtures' shut-off valves do not
work or were not installed, use
this valve to isolate the water.
Propane/Natural Gas -
According to building codes,
shut-off valves also are required
for all gas-fed appliances. Check
your dryer, oven, hot-water
heater, central air conditioner,
and furnace for these valves.
In the event that you ever de-
tect the odor of gas, do not turn
on any lights or use any electri-
cal fixtures, open all doors and
windows to ventilate the area,
turn off any valves to the appli-
ances, and immediately call

your gas company's emergency
number, which you should keep
handy at all times. There also is
a main shut-off before and after
the gas meter. It usually is an in-
line valve, and requires pliers or
a wrench to turn off. The valve
.should be perpendicular to the
piping to shut off the flow.
Never try to replace any gas
fixtures on your own. A li-
censed, insured plumbing con-
tractor should be contacted for
any gas-related work.
Oil The same shut-off
valves should be located before
oil-fed equipment. In addition,
a main shut-off valve is located
near the oil tank. In the event of
a break in the line, turn off the
main valve.
Electric Most houses
have one electric panel, located
in the basement. Hopefully, the
labels indicating the areas
served by each breaker or fuse
have been filled in. If you are
buying a new house, insist that
this labeling be completed.
In addition to the individual
breakers, there is a main breaker
usually located at the top of
the panel.,
In the event that you work
on any minor electrical repairs,
always turn off the main
breaker. You never can be cer-
tain if someone before you in-
stalled faulty wiring, or incor-
rectly labeled the panel. Any
new wiring should be per-
formed in accordance with your
local building codes. Before
starting any work, ascertain
what work you are allowed to
perform. Many jurisdictions re-
quire licensed contractors to per-
form all work. lil
Joe Zore has been involved in home
renovation and repair for more than
a decade and has taught carpentry for
the Home Builders Institute.
1992, PM Editorial Services

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RA0043378 229-8416 or 227-1954 106 Bellamy Circle, Port St. Joe

h eFcantasy Properties, Inc.
Corner 10th Street and U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478

from All of the Staff
Port St. Joe Commercial. 2.5 plus acres commercial
/industrial with old garage, lots of possibilities,
1314 Marvin Ave. Call to see this immaculate 3 bd.
1 ba. home with dining den plus carport & until. area.
Gulf Aire 408 Gulf Aire Dr. Looking for a neat, low
maintenance home? This is it! Lovely 3 bd., 2 ba. brick
home w/2 car garage. Many amenities. Come see.


tions, and directed staff to pro-'
vide a detailed analysis of these
proposals. The Commission in-
tends to further consider these
proposals and other management
options in order to raise the'
spawning potential ratio in the
seatrout fishery from 20 to 35
percent to increase abundance
and prevent recruitment overfish-
Reef Fish
The Commission received
public and scientific testimony re-
garding its proposals to further
regulate various reef fishes. These
proposals would:
*establish a minimum size
limit of 12 inches for school mas-
ter and gray (mangrove) snapper,
and include gray (mangrove)
snapper in the aggregate recrea-
tional bag limit for snapper (in-
stead of the current 5 per day)
*include vermillion snapper
in the aggregate recreational bag
limit for snapper (10 per day for
various species harvested)
*establish a minimum size
limit of 20 inches for mutton
snapper, and a daily recreational
bag limit of 2 for recreational fish-
*establish a minimum size
limit of 12 inches for red porgy
*prohibit the use of sea bass
traps in all state waters
*require all reef fish species
to be landed with heads and tails
The Commission is also con-
sidering the regulation of trigger-
fish and hog snapper, and possi-
ble spawning season closures for
gag grouper.
Blue Crabs
The. Commission received sci-
entific and public testimony re-
garding the blue crab fishery, and
voted to direct staff to draft pro-
posed rule language that would:
*designate blue crab as a "re-
stricted species" effective January
1, 1995
Require the use of no less
than one escape ring with an in-
ternal diameter of not less than 2
inches in all traps targeting hard
blue crabs
specify the maximum size
for blue crab traps as 24" wide x
24" long x 24" high
*require hard blue crab traps
to have a minimum mesh size of
1 1/2 inches
*require peeler crab traps to
have a minimum mesh size of 1
allow non-standard trap
configurations with Special Activi-
ty License
*require location of the throat
to be only on vertical surfaces of
the trap
*require recreational fisher-
men to adhere to the same blue
crab trap configuration provisions
as commercial fishermen and
that recreational traps be marked
with buoys to identify the user
*establish a minimum size

limit of 3 1/2 inches for peeler
*prohibit the recreational
harvest of egg-bearing females.
The Commission also direct-
ed staff to further study options
for degradable panels or other al-
ternatives for blue crab traps,
and recreational bag and size lim-
Other Meeting Action
The Commission received
public testimony regarding spe-
cies allowed to be harvested by
purse seines statewide. The Com-
mission also voted to direct staff
to draft a proposed permanent
rule to redefine the boundary be-
tween the Big Bend and North-
west Regions established in the
shrimp rule as a line drawn be-

tween the St. Marks Lighthouse
due south to Channel Marker #24
in order to regulate food shrimp
production gear (the use of legal
turtle excluder devices would be
required at all times in the affect-
ed area of the expanded North-
west Region).

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502 Fifth Street Port St. Joe, FL 32456
904-229-7231 or 1-800-772-7288
12117,12/31, 1/7/93

308 Williams Ave.


week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
. ..for.ect ,di.iona_ word., B AH I_ 1S-

'87 Dodge Charger 2 dr. hatch-
back, 70,000 original miles, $800 be-
low book value, $2,000. Price is nego-
tiable. 647-8587. Itp 12/31
1987 GMC pickup truck, Sierra
Classic, low mileage. For more infor-
mation call 647-5196. Itp 12/31

Johnson 25 h.p. motor, excellent
5 condition, low hours, $950. Call 229-
6639 after 6:00 p.m. tfc 1/7
Call Steve at 227-1687 after 6 p.m.
tfc 1/7

Yard Sale: Friday, January 1,
1993, 8 a.m. until, 614 Madison
Street, Oak Grove. Itc 12/31

Furnished one bedroom upstairs
apartment including utilities, $65
week. 8th Street evening, 229-6933.
New 7.50 x 16 8 ply tires, paid $225
will sell $110. 229-6933. Itp 12/31
One bedroom ocean view cottage,
St. Joe Beach, $225 rent, $100 secur-
ity deposit. Call 1-704-827-2502 col-
lect to arrange showing, partially fur-
nished. .2tc 12/31
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tap-
per Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable
housing for the elderly and the
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, en-'
ergy efficient const, handicapped
equipped apts., available. Stove & re-
frig. furn., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm.,
apts., on-site manager.
Equal Opportunity Housing
Complex. Rent is based on income.
This complex is funded by the
Farmers Home Administration and
managed by Advisors Realty.
.:* Call 229-6533 for more informa-
5tc 12/31

Office space for rent on Main
Street in Wewa. Call 639-2337 or
639-5031, ask for Abby. 3tc 12/24
Mexico Beach: 2 bdrm. mobile
home, partially furn., adults, no pets.
$210 monthly without utilities or $85
weekly w/utilitities. 648-5659
tfc 1/7
Mexico Beach: large older 2
bdrm., 2 bath home, $400 per month
plus utilities. $250 security deposit.
Call 827-2823 or 904-656-6878.
tfc 1/7

Mexico Beach: Available Jan. 1,
1993, 3 bdrm., 2 bath mobile home,
adults, no pets, $240 month. 648-
5659. tfc 1/7
Newly remodeled 4 bdrm., 3
bath, LR, DR, den & deck, 1607 Mon-
ument Ave. $750 month plus 1
month security deposit. Interested
parties only call collect 404-995-
7049, ask for Tim. tfc 1/7
Mobile home lot approx. 46-90 ft.
$72 month includes water & garbage
collection fee. Rustic Sands Camp-
ground, Mexico Beach. 648-5229.
tfc 1/7
Mobile home in St. Joe Beach. 2
bdrm. 14'x60' $275 month. Call 648-
5323. tfc 1/7
Small two bedroom trailer. Also 3
bedroom trailer. Deposit, no pets.
648-8211. tfc 1/7
2 bedroom unfurnished energy
efficient apartment, good neighbor-
hood, Washer & dryer. Also for rent or
sale: Beautiful 3 bdrm. 2 bath home
on Country Club golf course. Call
229-2783. tfc 1/7
Mexico Beach, Mobile home and
r.v. spaces for rent, $65 month. Call
648-5659. tfc 1/7
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. tfe 1/7
Duren at 229-6031 and leave mes-
sage. tfc 1/7

Mobile home lots for rent, located
in Mexico Beach. 648-5476.
tfe 1/7

* 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 1/7
Warehouses, small and large,
some with office, suitable for small
business, 229-6200. tfc 1/7
No need for wet carpets. Dry
clean them with HOST. Use rooms
right away. Rent machine. St. Joe
Furniture, 227-1251. thru 12/92
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 1/7

Exclusive Office Space
2 story, 410 Long Avenue
(adjacent to Citizens Federal)
Port St. Joe
Call 227-7413 t 1/7

No experience necessary, will
train individual who is not afraid to
work. Must take pride in a job well
done. Starting $5 hr. part-time. Full-
time by March call 229-6699.
Itp 12/31

Bay St. Joseph Care Center, Cer-
tified nursing assistant positions
available. Nursing assistant positions
also available (no experience neces-
sary we offer training and certifica-
tion). 229-8244. tfc 1/7
Immediate opening, established
company seeking full time licensed
sales agent, ERA Parker Realty, Mexi-
co Beach, 648-5777. tfc 1/7

Applications will be accepted
through Monday, January 4, 1993 for
the position of Right-of-Way Supervis-
or at Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative,
Inc. on Hwy. 22 in Wewahitchka. Min-
imum requirements for the position
are as follows: high school graduate
or equivalent; minimum of four years
experience in right-of-way related ac-
tivities; ability to climb utility poles
and trees; ability to function in a
bucket truck at high heights; demon-
strated expertise in properly removing
and trimming trees, ability to check
easement records, obtain routine per-
mission and secure proper operation
and maintenance of right-of-way
equipment; ability to learn Coopera-
tive policies and procedures relative
to clearing of right-of-ways; excellent
oral communication skills for effective
supervision and interaction with
members; excellent planning and or-
ganizing skills; ability to schedule the
work of the right-of-way crew; confi-
dentiality of all consumer and depart-
mental information: basic knowledge
of first aid and the ability to learn
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative's safe-
ty rules and maintain CPR certifica-
tion; ability to have and maintain a
valid Florida commercial driver's li-
cense and maintain DOT certification;
successful pass of Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative's employment entrance
examination and drug screen. Prefer
vocational technical training.
We are an Equal Opportunity
Employer. We do not discriminate on
the basis of race, religion, color, sex,
age, national origin, veteran status, or
disability. ltc 12/31

Winter Rental wanted for Nov. 93
to April 94. Call 229-6937.
Itp 12/31

Want to Purchase Used Tractor
in Good Shape. Please call Willie at
229-6343 or 229-8997. tfc 10/29

FREE. to good home: 1/2 lab
puppies. Call 648-5874. ltp 12/31

DIRECTOR: Franklin Co. Public
Library, 30 hrs/week including some
evenings & weekends. This is a 2-year
Federal Library Establishment grant
position, managed by the three
county Wilderness Coast Public Li-
braries. Serving population of 1 ss
than 10,000, annual budget of
$74,500, supervise staff of 2. Re-
quires appropriate educational and
job experience background. Must be
knowledgeable in all areas of library
service, experienced in planning, bud-
get preparation, purchasing, person-
nel management and regular reports
including statistical data. Ability in
public relations to represent library to
government officials and community
groups. Salary approximately $1,140
per month plus benefits. Send resume
and references by 5 p.m. January 5
to: Search Committee, Franklin Co.
Public Library, P. 0. Box 722,. East-
point, FL 32328-9722. Complete job
description available at the Franklin
Co. Library, Yaupon Garden Club,
Senior Citizens Center (Carrabelle),
Apalachicola Municipal Library and
the Wilderness Coast Public Libraries
in Carrabelle. Franklin Co. Public Li-
brary is an Equal Opportunity Em-
2tc 12/24

Season's Greetings from Coast-
al Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning. New
Year Special: for the entire month of
January any two rooms $35. Call
229-6699. Itp 12/31
China cabinet $300 used; boots
size 12 $30 (New); belts 38, 36 $10
(new); tent, back packs, canopy (all
used), elec. blankets $10 twin; $15
double (used); salad & cup set $15 4
place (New); pinking shears $5 (new).
647-8822. ltp 12/31
At Wewa 12'x60', 3 bdrm. mobile
home, w/12'x12' addition. Also 8'x16'
trailer, all need TLC. First $2,700 gets
all. 648-5162. 2tp 12/24
Nintendo Game Boy with seven
games, carrying case, battery charger,
earphones, $100. Call 647-3181.
2tc 12/24

Mauve rocker/recliner, 1 year
old, $100. O'Brian Pro Combo water
skis and rope w/handle, $100. Call
647-8771. 2tp 12/24

Christmas Cottage after Christmas
sale now through Jan. 16. Save 25%
to 50% on remaining handcrafted gift
baskets, candy mugs, tree decora-
tions, wreaths, brooms, wood crafts
and more. Reg. store hrs; Weekdays
3:00 6:00 p.m.; Saturdays 9-6; Sun-
days and special hours by appoint-
ment or by chance. Located on Hwy.
71, White City. 827-2827. Closed all
day Jan. 1, 1993. Itc 12/31
Two end tables and coffee table
$50. Call 227-7125 leave message.
Everything must gol Itc 12/31
'69 22' Terry travel trailer,
$1,095; pickup camper, large fair
cond., $550. old IHC farm tractor
model FC, $995. 648-5659.
tfc 1/7
Living room furniture, all wood,
couch, 2 end tables, 2 lamps, 2
chairs, coffee table, $275. 648-5994.
Must see, looks brand new, brown &
white floral print. 12/31
Firewood, $50 per truckload. Call
227-2112 or 648-5628 after p.m.
tfe 1/7
Travel trailer, 1976 28' Terry,
great for hunting camp, easily sleeps
four, ac/heat,stove, refrig. In good
cond. Has wooden deck that goes with
trailer, $3,500. Call Bart Reid, 648-
8588. 4tp 12/10

Mobile home, 12'x65', 2 bdrm.,. 1
ba. cen. h/a, covered deck, lattice
skirting, 9'x10' storage bldg., ready to
move in. Sits on rented lot 1 block
from beach, beautiful view to water
Call today 227-1718 or 648-5063,
leave message, tfc 1/7
Port St. Joe Western Auto now
honoring entire Panama City West-
ern Auto company store advertised
sale prices. 227-1105, 219 Reid
Ave. tfe 1/7
Western Auto Special. Computer
spin balance 4 tires and tire rotation.
$19.95. 227-1105. tfc 1/7
To buy or sell Avon call Sarah
Kemp at 229-6495 after 5 p.m. or
weekends. tfc 1/7
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, hea r Hwy. 22, Panama
City, FL 32404. 763-7443.
pd. thru 9/1/93


American Legion Bingo Thurs-
day night, 7:30 p.m. Cash prizes.
Early bird 5:00 p.m. Meetings 1st
Monday of each month, 8:00 p.m.
.. 'tfc 1/7
./fA2tPort St. Joe Lodge No. 111
Reg. Stated Communication
"".st and 3rd Thursday ofea.
month, Masonic Hall, 207 Reid Ave.
James Brooks, W.Mt
Fred Nehring, Sec.

Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box A 1IC, Port St. Joe
Phone 229-6018
tfc 1/7

We Buy, Pawn. Sell or Trade
Indian Swamp Campground
Hwy. C-387, Howard Creek
tfc 1/7

Good Work Doesn't Cost, It Pays
Bush Chipping, Stump Grinding
Rt. 2 Box 73D Port St. Joe,
tfc 12/3


$69.95 Most Cars
$39.95 Most Pick-Ups
We have over 50 different shades and
colors In stock and ready to Install.
Call Oakley's Cars & Trucks
Corner 2nd Ave. & Madison St., Oak Grove
227-1294 tfc 1/7

LAWYER 1-265-4794
26 Years of Experience
Worker's Compensation
Occupational Diseases,
Injuries and Accidents.
No charge for first conference.
7229 Deer Haven Road, P.C., tc 1

Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
(904) 229-8581
tfc 1/7

Wauneta's Accounting
& Income Tax

Wauneta Brewer St. Joe Beach

Maddox Construction Company
SNew HomesG 0062723 Mobile Phone 227-5100
New Homes
Additions & Remodeling, WE BUILD TO LAST
All Your Building Needs A LIFETIME!
For Free Estimates, Call 229-8050 c 1 /7
ER0010992 1 Electrical Installation
RA0054218 and Service

Garry Gaddls
P. 0. Box.13187 Ph. (904) 648-5474
1106 15th Street Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 tfc 1/7 Installation and Service

LIC # RF0051042
ER 0011618

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA tc 1/7 904/229-6821


Independent Sales Representative
211 Allen Memordal Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460 tfc 1/7

Phone 227-1782
Cuts, Color, Frosting, Perms
Betty's Beauty Salon
"A Family Salon"
311 Madison St. Betty Heath
Oak Grove Owner/Mgr.
tc 1/7

706 1st St. 227-2112

Small Engine Repair

* Lawn Mowers
Weed Eaters '-
Chain Saws I \,
'* Generators
328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe te 1/7

Sewing and alterations, drapes,
complete outfits, repairs. Also cus-
tom fit sofa and chair slip covers.
Call Daisy at Aline's 229-6600 or
227-7193. tfc 1/7

All Forms of Insurance
322 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Phone 229-8899
tfc 1/7

service now offered by
tfc 7/30

T.L.C. Lawn Service
All Types of Yard Work
Mowing, Raking, Trimming,
Weeding, Clean Outs
and Roof Sweeping.
Reasonable Monthly or
Seasonal Rates Available.
Call 229-6435 1fc 1/7

29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks Body
& Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
BaltzeU Ave. Phone 227-7229
tfc 1/7


St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.

Small Engine Repairs

Factory Warranty Center

,r- -.,*

Chain saws
Engine Sales


706 Ist St.-St. Joe
L Uc 1/

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
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 1/7

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Additional Jacks
Outside Extensions
Free Estimates

Voice Pager 227-2768
c 1/7 I
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St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 1st St.
Phone 227-2112
tfc 1/7

Save on Your
Mitchell Williams
Callaway/Panama City
tfc 1/7


Sears Catalog Sales

410 Reid Ave. ec 1/7

Harmon's Heavy Equipment Co.
Specializing In Black Top Soil
648-8924 or 648-5767 if no answer tfc1/7

Shingles R OI
Re-Roofing Free Estimates

4 647-3219 Ed "SThe Beaches" W
Eddie "Smarter Than Water? 1/7 Lydia


S"Hickory Smoked


All Meat Wieners ...........2.49
Ohse Spiced
\ Luncheon Loaf ..... b. 3.59
Red Hots .......... Ib. 2.29


Ad Special Prices Good
December 30- January 5

PETER PAN 18 oz.
Peanut Butter

1. 99

Assorted Starkist 6.4 oz.
T U N A ...................................... 69..........
HUNT'S 8 oz. 1
Tomato Sauce ............./



Blackeye Peas



BIG R 16 oz. can
Tom atoes ...........................


< Flour 99

Mac. & Cheese ...............
SHOWBOAT 15 oz. can ,/$
Pork & Beans ...............
Vegetables .................. 0


Swiftning Shortening.............. $1.19

Zeigler's Market Style

Cottonelle '
4 roll pkg.



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