The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: January 7, 1993
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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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Senior Citizen Center Revived, Revised

An ambitious project of building a large
Senior Citizen complex in Forrest Park seemed
to have died along with its chief architect and
supporter, Stiles Brown, a few months ago.
However, the project rose again Tuesday
night, as Senior Citizens director, Jerry Stokoe,
presented plans for a scaled down center to the
City Commission and asked for their support in
getting the project under construction this
* year. "Actually,", Stokoe said, "we hope to com-
plete the center during the coming calendar
Stokoe said the proposed Center would be
located in the Forrest Park vicinity, between
Sixth and Seventh Street. The building would
contain some 10,000 feet and has been scaled
down from a $1 million complex to an estimat-
ed $300,000.
'The grants have all but dried up, so we'll

"We will be having all kinds of fund raisers
throughout the year. We'll take anything some-
one has to offer. I feel we can build this center for
an outlay of around $100,000." Stokoe

have to fund the project with local funds," Sto-
koe said. "We will be having all kinds of fund
raisers throughout the year." The director said
he has already received pledges of aid, money
and materials. "We'll take anything someone
has to offer. I feel we can build this center for
an outlay of around $100,000," Stokoe said.
The center will contain the nerve center of
the Gulf County Senior Citizens operation in-
cluding preparation of meals for shut-ins and
Seniors who otherwise would not bother to pre-

pare themselves a balanced hot meal each day.
The center would still contain a recreation
room and a meeting area for senior citizens and
space for use as a public meeting place.
Stokoe said a company is currently taking
soil borings of the property involved to see what
extent of preparations must be made. The prop-
erty is suspect of having an underlying strata
of muck which is unstable to build on in the
usual manner.

The director asked the Commission to in-
clude them in their budget for $25,000 to be
applied to the center's construction. He was re-
minded that this year's budget had already
been set and although he received expressions
of support, the Commission stopped short of
agreeing to include the project in next year's
budget in the amount requested.
Stokoe left the meeting fairly sure he would
get the funds requested.
The enthusiastic Mr. Stokoe painted a posi-
tive picture of the project and its construction,
leaving little doubt that it will get built, some-
"We need that center," Stokoe concluded.
"We're jammed to the walls in our present site,
trying to carry on administration, operate a
clothes closet, a food closet, prepare meals and
meet for a little fellowship in our small build-


Three Injured In Two New

Year's Day Accidents In Wewa

13-Year-Old Bay Faces Possible Loss of Foot Due to Gunshot
Wound While On A Hunting Trip; Still Under Hospital Care

Coming Down
The City's Christmas Tree, which stood
at the intersection of Fifth Street and Reid
Avenue during the holiday season, joined

the rest of the decorations this week, being
taken down and put away for the remain-
der of the year. The live tree, however, was
chipped up and disposed of in a non-
polluting manner after serving the City's
needs well.

Two accidents on New Years'
Day sent three Wewahitchka citi-
zens to the hospital with mild to
serious injuries.
Steven Paul McDaniel, 13,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul McDa-
niel, was shot in the foot in a
hunting accident and is in Bay
Medical Center, facing extensive
surgery to save his foot.
Steven Paul and his father
were going hunting Friday morn-
ing and were riding through the
woods northwest of Wewahitchka
in a pick-up truck, when sudden-
;, ,y, a .243 caliber rifle went olT.
shooting the youth in the foot.
He was brought out to Wetap-
PPo where he was met by the WVe-
wahitchka ambulance and taken
to Bay Memorial, where he is sull
a patient. Doctors are still unsure
whether the youth's foot can be
saved or not.
Another accident Friday after-
noon, about 2:20 seriously in-

City Receives Offer of Waterfront Property

The City Commission was
presented a deal Tuesday night,
by the Public,Land Trust, to pos-
sibly obtain a piece of waterfront
property Inside the City Limits of
Port St. Joe to use for a park or
playground. The property was
land the Commission had previ-
ously been interested in but
which it thought carried too high
a price tag. Public Land Trust is a
group of private citizens -who
search throughout Florida for en-

vironmentally sensitive or water-
'front property for sale and at-
tempt to put together a package
for a city or county to obtain the
In Port St. Joe, the property
in question is the Maddox proper-
ty on the shores of St. Joseph
Bay, being offered by the Maddox
estate. The estate offered the land
to the City earlier, saying they
had employed independent ap-
praisers to put a value on the

property and also compared it to
other waterfront property in this
Although the' appraisal val-
ued the property at more than
the asking price, the Commission
didn't think the City could afford,
the land at this time.
The parcel contains nearly
three acres, in the vicinity of
Fourth Street.
Public Land Trust may have-

found a way for the City to afford
the choice piece of property. The
only stipulation is that it must
use the property for a park, play-
ground, or other approved public
use. The organization is also able
to arrange for grants in the
amount of whatever the property
is valued at by AIA appraisers.
The City would be responsible for
funding the excess if the owner
(See PROPERTY on Page 3)

jured two men and caused anoth-
er to come near drowning.
Terry Luckie, Mark Anthony
Weeks and Mark Kelso were all
thrown from the boat they were
riding in on the Cut-Off. The boat
apparently struck a submerged
log. Luckie suffered head injuries
and a punctured lung and Weeks
had head injuries from" the mis-

Kelso didn't have a life pre-
server on and was just about to
go under when Harold Stewart of
Tallahassee pulled him from the
water. Stewart saw a floating gas
can from his dock, and heard the
men calling for help around a
bend. He answered the call for
help, just in time for Kelso.

Homestead Notices

Mailed Monday

A Homestead Exemption renewal card was put in the
mail Monday for every property owner who received the
tax savings benefits of home ownership last year, accord-
ing to Property Appraiser Kesley Colbert. Colbert said
the cards must be signed by home owners and returned
to him by March 1 to receive the exemption during fiscal
year 1993. 'We can't just mark you up for exemption just
because you had it last year. The State of Florida de-
mands that you ask for it by returning that card immedi-
Colbert said if you received homestead exemption
last year and did not receive a renewal card in the mail
during the past few days, you should contact his office in
the Gulf County Courthouse immediately or face losing
the exemption due to lack of activity on your part.
New home owners who have purchased homes during
the past year [prior to January 1,. 1993] are also eligible
to sign up for the benefits. "You just need to come to my
office, bringing proof of ownership and proof of Florida
residency and we will sign you up." Colbert said.
"Above all, don't put it off." Colbert concluded.

Gulf Receives Report

Giving School Critique

State Department Initiates Information
Packet to Aid "Blueprint 2000" Group

The Gulf County School ad-
ministrative staff received a re-
port as a belated Christmas
present, late last week, giving a
critique of the several schools in
Gulf County.
In a very voluminous report,
the State Department of Educa-
tion sent out the document to
give school planning committees
making recommendations for
"Blueprint 2000" a foundation to
begin comparing results brought
about by their activities.
The report shows everything
from how well a student, in the
particular school, is doing aca-
demically, socially, attendance
records, discipline methods, ex-
pulsions, free lunches, etc., in or-
der for the "Blueprint 2000" com-
mittees to draw some conclusions
about what can be done to im-
prove certain areas of a school.
The State Department fin-
ished preparation of the reports
in mid-December and sent them
out immediately, arriving just in
time to lie in a post office box un-
til Christmas vacation was over.
Temple Watson, assistant to
the Superintendent, said the in-
formation in the report actually

came from reports and records
the various schools had filed with
the state during the past school
year. "It contained information on
the 1991-92 school year. Since it
was the first such report, we have
nothing to compare it with to as-
certain any trends," Watson said.
Watson said he nor any of the
staff have had the report long
enough to go through and evalu-
ate it. "We can't compare our own
efforts but we can see if we are on
a par with other schools our size
throughout the state," he said.
Each of the five Gulf County
schools received -an individual set
of statistics for study.
'The individual schools must
send a copy of the report to every
parent," Watson said. "The state
instructed us to do this by Janu-
ary 18, but due to the late date
we received the information, I
doubt if our school personnel can
get out the copies by this date,
but they will go out this month."
Watson said the schools may
add additional information to the
report if they wiph, but they can-
not leave. a.:g. out, which is
contained in the information fur-
nished by the state.

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Dense Fog Covers City In Morning Hours
Dense fog has rolled in off St. Joseph Bay every morn-
ing this week to cover the Port St. Joe area and make
driving a little hazardous on Highway 98 Monday and
Tuesday. The fog was usually gone by mid-morning, as

the weather warmed up and the sun appeared. In the
meantime, more than one car had a dead battery be-
cause the lights were not turned off when it was parked.
The scene in the picture was taken at the Highland View
Bridge, where the pea soup was especially dense, where
the bridge crosses the Gulf County Canal.


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The Gulf County Commission has served notice on the
School Board to vacate the space they now occupy in the Gulf
County Courthouse by October 1 of this year.
We think that is not enough time for the School Board to lo-
cate other quarters and the time should be extended by at least
another year.
Consider, if you will what is involved, besides more taxes to
pay for more space elsewhere.
Say the Board opts to rent other space. Of course there will
be the rent to pay and rent for the kind of space they would need
doesn't come cheap. There are also utilities to pay and they can
be as expensive as rent. We haven't saved enough tax dollars,
vacating their Courthouse premises, to make up the difference.
Besides, the Courthouse space will not sit idle and unoccupied.
Something will be placed in this space.
Well, we get right back to more taxes, don't we, before even
considering other matters of inconvenience.
Taxes for rent and taxes for utilities at a time when dol-
lars are hard to come by. We are told the Courthouse is crowded
and the offices there could use some more room. They could also
make do with what they have for a while longer, too.
If the School Board is required to move to different quarters,
they will need to consider two options: rent or build. Either way,
it will cost big bucks. The tax payers can expect to be hit for at
least another mill. If a new building is decided upon it will take
longer than October 1 just to get it started. If they decide to rent,
instead, there aren't many places currently rentable which can
accommodate the School Board. Building an office would mean
a selection and purchase of a piece of property, selecting an ar-
chitect, approval of plans, taking bids and a time for construc-
tion, all of which won't happen in nine months.
Another option would be to divide the offices up into several
buildings and scatter the offices all over the County which would
be less than desirable. The School Board offices need to be in
one location for convenience of operation.
The alternative? Go ahead and serve the notice, if you think
you must, but expand that deadline a bit in order to allow the
School Board time to explore its options. Even if it takes a
couple of years. The County certainly won't suffer because of it
and taxpayers just might save a buck or two.

A Desperate People

Our troops are in a foreign nation once again, trying to bring
order' out of chaos and keep an entire nation from self-
destructing. Somalia is in danger of doing just that. They're
working at it, with some putting forth more effort at self-
destructing than others.
Our troops went ashore in that unfortunate land, unop-
posed, to bring medical aid and food to the people. Nations all
over the world have been sending food to Somalia, but unscru-
pulous war lords and selfish people have been preventing the aid
from being distributed to their brothers.
The Somalian people have nobody to blame for their condi-
tion but themselves. Still, they are human beings who need help
and our nation has committed its resources to force feeding the
people who are starving because of a lack of leadership. Their
condition is being aided and abetted by their own people and
that makes their situation doubly unfortunate.
Now, the Marines report they are undergoing sniper fire. The
Somalians are stealing every piece of equipment which isn't
nailed down. They are meeting resistance at every turn from the
Somalian people. Their first reaction must be to pack up and
head for home. Who needs that type reception when you are
bringing them the source of life?
Old Uncle Sam-being the "Uncle" that he is-is going to con-
tinue his errand of mercy and feed those people, and give them
medical aid, and carry supplies, under guard to the point of use,
If it kills them!
We can't understand the mind-set of the Somalian people
and others of that neighborhood. They have had so little for so
long, they don't know how to assimilate aid and use it to its full-
est- extent. Some of them are still operating under the rule that
you get all you can today because it will be gone tomorrow.
It must be tough to live in an area where one kills without
thought to obtain a crust of bread. It must be tough to expect to
see your children starve until they become walking skeletons.
It's taking into consideration how very desperate these people
really are for survival that causes the Marines to stick to the
task at hand.

Hunker Down with Kes


I hope you didn't buy your
child a Nintendo for Christmas.
The one we picked up for the
boys a couple of years ago has
been nothing but a source of ag-
gravation and I've never even
played the thing!
The game really zapped me a
month or so ago. I'm passing
Jesse's room, minding my own
business, when I hear him yell. I
thought Josh might be working
him over with a baseball bat. I
bolted into the room, heart
pounding "Jess, you o.k.?"
"Sure, Dad. I whipped Star
Man Galactil IV and creamed Pete

'Dad, My Thumbs Are In

Better Shape Than You!"

and Joe Mario, and was just
about to the fifth level when
Greech Creature hit me with a
super charged Karonaka Jolt. I
think the controls jammed. We
need a new Nintendo. This one is
all messed -"
I closed the door. I've got to
have a long talk with that boy.
This thing needed to be nipped in
the bud. And quickly I called for
a family forum right after sup-
"Can you make it snappy,
Dad? I'm expecting an important
call from Wewa."
'Yeah, Dad, I didn't turn the
Nintendo off. I've only got it on
pause. I found the silver sword
and I know where the secret door
is locat-"
I clamped a hand over his

mouth. 'That's why I've called
this meeting! There's too much
Nintendo around here! It's not
healthy! Jess, you need to get out
and exercise. Run a little bit. Lift
a few weights. You need to get in
shape. Why, when I was your-"
'Yes, son,"
'This is a family forum, re-
member? We all get to speak."
'That's right. You go right
ahead." I was kind of proud of
Jess. He was finally participating
in our forum.
"Well, Dad, I don't know what
kind of shape you were in when
you were my age, but today, you
look a little soft around the mid-
Why that little punk. LET ME

THROAT........ Cathy got between
us. I got mad at herl I saw that
little amused, you're-the-one-
who-called-this-meeting smirk on
her face.
"Josh, best buddy. Tell these
two what kind of shape I'm in."
"Dad, you do look a little
heavier. And remember this sum-
mer, you'd Ditch about ten min-
utes of batting practice and then
go to huffing and puffing."
"Honey," Cathy was outright
laughing now,' "you have had
some sand to shift in the last few
I started running the next
morning. I went about a quarter
of a mile and fainted. I'm never
having another family forum........
Bill Cosby is the guy I need to be
The next time out I got near
about three blocks from the
house before thil bear jumped on
my back. Ronnie came by and
throwed me in the back of his
pick-up and carried me home.
My wife suggested a Soloflex
machine. You've got to be kidding!
You ever seen the guy in those
commercials? I could work out
until the 21st Century and I'm
not going to look like that. Where
do they find those people? And
the girl that works out on the So-
loflex, I don't believe she lives
around here. I need a machine
that a fat guy can use.
The third week I completed
my first mile. But Josh and Jess
wouldn't let me count it I
crawled the last 300 yards.
Cathy suggested a treadmill.
No way! I've heard stories about
people who got on those things
and couldn't get off. The machine
captured them. They ended up
like poor ole Charlie in that King-
ston Trio song. He got on that
subway in Boston and it's never
stopped he's still riding.......
I bought a pair of running
shoes. You can't get any more se-
rious than that. I tried to get a
couple of my friends to run with
me. They laughed and said it was
my family forum.
The pain in my knees keeps
me from sleeping most nights.
But I ain't going to let this thing
whip me. My New Year's resolu-
tion is to go five miles and to
make it back home on the same
day that I left.
Cathy suggested a low impact
Jane Fonda workout. I threw up
on her living room rug.
So if you bought your child a
Nintendo for Christmas, hollar at
me in a couple of months, I'll run
with you.
I called Leon. If there's an
easy way to exercise, he's found
it. "Leon, do you run or work out
'Yes, I do. I run 200 yards
twice a week."
'Two hundred yards? Why
200 yards?"
'Well, I figure by then it's ei-
ther caught me or I've gotten
completely away."
The Running Machine

If You Burn the Blackeyes, Is That A Portender of Bad Luck?

anything to the old tradition that
to have good luck all year long
one should eat a generous help-
ing of blackeye peas and hog jowl
for dinner on New Year's day?
Heaven knows, I can use all
the luck I can get these days. It
takes luck and know-how just to
get along and be able to pay one's
bills. If that's all it takes to have
good luck all year long, I hardly
see how one could expect to find
a single package of blackeye peas
at the store. There would be a
run on the tasty legumes by peo-
ple wanting to. insure a prosper-
ous and lucky New Year.
It might be the way you fix
the blackeyes which conjures up
the luck they are supposed to im-
pose on the diner.
Frenchie fixes the blackeyes
by simmering them a long time
after she has deposited a gener-
ous portion of hog jowl [in addi-
tion to piece of ham or pork
chops] for the seasoning. She will

serve them over a fat slab of pip-
ing hot cornbread, or on top of a
mountain of white rice and lace
the whole concoction with pickle
relish or sweet pickle bits.
That's as near to good luck as
I would want to get; but it lasts
for only one day, though!

IF EATING THE peas brings
good luck, after they are prepared
in the proper "good luck" manner,
then what do you get if one lets
the peas burn?
Oh, nowl It's almost sacrilege
to let a perfectly good pot of
blackeye peas burn! How do you

do it? Ask Frenchie. I think her
secret is to put them on the stove
to cook and then get to fiddling
around out in the yard and the
rascals will boil dry.
That's what happened at our
house. The peas and the gener-
ous helping of hog jowl took on
the texture of a piece of charcoal
and the glass pot they were in is
henceforth a smoked glass pot. At
a point in time, the glass pot was
Burned blackeye peas put
out an odor which is uniquely
"eau de burned blackeye peas." It
is distinctive. It is unmistakable.

It is still with us as of this date,
and will probably linger long after
its welcome is worn out.
Luckily, we have our old
range hooked up in the laundry
room and that's where the peas
were being cooked.

bad luck possibility. If there is
anything I don't need, it's bad
luckI We did everything possible
at our house to ward off the de-
mon of a New Year Day getting
even with a burned pot of black-
eye peas and hog Jowl.
Frenchie scurried around, af-
ter throwing out the offensive pot
of peas and got out another pack-
age of peas. She made a quick
trip to the grocery and begged for
another piece of hog jowl. She
then scurried back home about
an hour later and put on another
pot of peas. Frenchie always
takes the scenic route to town
and back, she never goes straight
there and straight back.

This time, though, she staved
off the bad luck with a sure-fire
stroke of genius. She changed her
recipe for cooking blackeye peas
and hog jowl. She put a couple of
quarters in the pot.
That's supposed to be a guar-
anteed source of good luck, she
told me. I didn't think so when I
bit down on one of those quarters
while eating a helping of the peas
a little later.
I guess it was a part of the
curse for letting the first pot
burn, but I didn't do it! I just bit
into the quarter.

LATER IN THE day, Frenchie
was pushing her luck by prepar-
ing the rest of the meal. After all,
one can hardly expect to sit down
to a meal of just blackeye peas
and hog jowl resting on a fat
slab of just-baked cornbread,
gently golden brown on top and
slathered with butter and a
generous helping of sweet pickle
bits reposing gently on top, with a
glass of iced tea.

So, there was other cooking
going on, after the debacle of
burning up the first cooking of
peas and the pot.
Frenchie was stirring up
some concoction in a large mixing
bowl and I happened through the
kitchen when she was mixing.
That stuff looked good! She
makes a sort of cornbread where
she puts a container of sour
cream and a can of whole kernel
corn in the mixture before she
puts it in the oven. It's good!
I thought that was what was
in the mixing bowl and put in to
question Frenchie about the dish
she was stirring up.
Whatever it was she was
cooking enough. It was a BIG
bowl, I'll tell you. We were going
to be eating that dish for a while!
'"What's that," I asked.
"'That' is a new broccoli
casserole dish!" she proudly told
I shut up before I said. "I
thought for sure we had tried
them all!"

ST St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
Jan. 08 8:12 a.m. L -0.8 10:20 p.m. H 1.5
Jan. 09 8:54 a.m. L -0.7 11:05 p.m. H 1.3
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/ Jan. 11 9:39 a.m. L -0.3
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Sof Life
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C b 11

It Happened In 1992
Well, another year has come and gone and the world still turns.
I'm still here and so are you and that's more than some people can
say. I guess we're just lucky or unlucky, according to our circum-
stances. But, it's like a wise and knowing person once said: "Wher-
ever you go, there you are." No truer words were ever spoken, dear
It's hard to remember everything of importance that happened
in 1992, but below are a few that I remember that affected me, my
family or the area in which we live (which can include the world at
For the first time in our history a woman was elected president.
Actually Hillary Clinton wasn't on the ticket but her husband was
and he won. An announcement was made shortly after the election
that she (Hillary) would have much to say about what went on in
the White House. She had much to say about things that went on
before Bill was elected until the election committee decided they
had better keep her in the background until after the election.
I didn't know it until about mid-December, but 1992 was desig-
nated, 'The Year of the Woman." My goodness! I thought every year
was the year of the woman. Hey, I'm all for women, especially since
a woman is going to be one of the two running our country. She's a
lawyer, too, so I have to be very careful what I say for the next four,
Here's an item that I'm sure will be of paramount interest to
you. Duke (the dog) Campbell ran away from home again and was
gone for three weeks before I discovered he was in the dog-jail. I
had to pay his fine ($50) and as part of his release he had to be ex-
amined by a doctor. The doctor bill was about the same as his bail.
I wished him a Merry Christmas and a happy and lucky New Year.
If he gets caught again, in there he will stay!
On April 1, 1992, we sold our business, lock, stock and barrel.
It was a good business, and one that we took extreme pride in, but it
had reached a point that we either had to invest more and expand
or sell, so we sold. We are still very thankful for all the people who
helped us while we were in business here in Gulf County.
In August our daughter left home to enter college in Pensacola.
It broke-my heart when she left so I wrote an article about it. She
read the article and has now returned home to live and work part-
time and go to college part-time. Hey, sweetheart, I was just kid-
The Los Angeles riots made big rnews in 1992. Because a trial
didn't go the way some people thought it should, they decided to
burn down a city and kill about 40 people. Ain't no way it makes
sense to me, but who am I to judge
Our hot water heater,pilot light went.out six times during 1992
and the pilot light on our furnace went out three times. The first
time the hot water heater light went out was on a Sunday after-
noon. It cost me $35 to have it re-lit. I learned a lot about pilot
lights during the year. I also stocked up on matches.
Robert Marion (Coach) Craig passed away Thursday, November
12, 1992. To say he was a colorful character is a vast understate-
ment. He was one of my favorite persons and I will miss him. There
will be an article about him later this year.
Speaking of the year of the woman, my wife survived another
year teaching school. Some of you may not think that's much of an
accomplishment, but it's more than I could have done and many
other men I Inow.
All in all, 1992 was a very good year. I hope 1993 is much bet-
ter foi you and yours.: -
,;B :Bythe way -Sha4tsaid to tell everyone hello and may the bird of
paradise fly in yourear so,all you'll hear is good news!

David Bryant Cocaine Related
eaths Ar'p Down


Set Monday,

.The sentencing of: David
Bryant, 53, on a non contested
murder charge, in the second de-
gree, scheduled for Monday, was
delayed a week at. the request of
Bryant's. attorney,. according to
the Clerk of the Court.
,Bryant entered a plea of no
contest to 'the second degree
charge, November 3. He had origi-
nally been charged with first de-
gree, but on advice of the State
Attorney's office that there wasn't
enough evidence to file a first de-
gree charge, the lesser one was
made. Bryant; faces 12 to 17
years in prison for the crime.
Bryant was charged with hav-
ing doused his brother Johnny
Bryant, of Stone Mill Creek, with
gasoline and setting him on fire
in a argument over a loan on
June 3. Johnny Bryant died from
the bums a week later.

In Florida
Cocaine related deaths' to-
taled '327 during the first six
months of this year as compared
to 404 for the same period in
1991. Accidental deaths total 109l
so far this year as compared to
100 cocaine related homicides.
Natural cocaine related deaths to-
tal 62, suicide 41 and undeter-
mined 15. The figures are com-
piled by the 24 medical examiner,
districts in Florida.
In general the East Coast of''
Florida has consistently shown
the highest rates of deaths with
positive cocaine results while the
West Coast and Panhandle sec-
tions showed the lowest. Howev-
er, for the first time the Fort
Myers area was in the top five in
state per capital ranking for this
six month period. Miami topped
the per capital death rate followed
by Jacksonville, -West Palm "
Beach, Fort Myers and Fort Lau-
derdale. The Live Oak District
was at the bottom of the ranking
with no cocaine related deaths re-

Pageant Saturday Night at PSJES

Seventeen young ladies will
be on stage Saturday night, going
through their Individual and
group routines as they compete
for the title of Outstanding Young
Woman for Gulf County. The pro-
gram, formerly known as Jr.
Miss, is a nationwide competition
for young women and is spon-
sored locally by the Senior Citi-
zens Association.
The program has been moved
from its customary performing lo-
cation, to the Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School .auditorium, and
will begin at 7:00 p.m., sharp.
There are 17 young ladies entered
in the competition. Each contest-
ant has adopted an elementary
school student to be her "little
sister" during preparation for the
pageant. Since Outstanding
Young Women focuses on the im-
portance of academic excellence
in order to compete, the younger
ladies will be exposed to the
things they will have to do in the
future as they seek the title.
Contestants are evaluated on
their academic performance in
high school in the scholarship
portion of the program. The con-
test also emphasizes excellence in
fitness, creativity and in human
relations. Half of the procedures
are conducted "behind the
scenes". in the judges' interview

Tracy Davis
...Last Year's Winner

and the contestant's grade point
average accounting for 50 points
of their score. The other 50 points
are earned by their composure,
presentation, creative and per-
forming arts and physical fitness.
More than 20,000 young
women, nationwide, enter the
program each year, with more
than 1,000 winners participating
in 50 states. The national winner
is taken from the state winners in
a pageant conducted in June.
The Senior Citizens are spon-
soring the program for the second
year in a row, with Jerry Stokoe
as director. Tickets are being sold
by the contestants. Sandra Can-


will not sell for the appraisal.
The City must also pay for
the AIA appraisal and a survey of
the property, whether or not they
finally end up as the owners; a
gamble of approximately $4,000.
After considerable discussion
about the matter,' the Board
unanimously agreed, to gamble
the $4,000 for a survey and ap-
praisal, but agreed to pay only
the amount of the appraisal for
the property. Public Land Trust
can arrange' a grant for up to the
amount of the appraisal.
The City received bids on'two
new pieces of equipment, Tues-
day; primarily a new fire truck to
replace the aging yellow pumper
purchased some 15 years ago.
Four bids were received on
the new pumper, ranging from
$104,000 to $122,311. The bids
were taken under consideration
to see if the Vehicles'offered in the
bids fully meet the City's specifi-
cations, delivery date, terms of
purchase, etc.
One bid, from Harless Fire
Equipment of Birmingham, Ala.,
was for a demonstrator vehicle,
and was the lowest bid presented.
The City put but bids on an
emergency basis in December
when the old truck began to need
repairs. At the time, it was uncer-
tain what extent the repairs

non is program chairman.
The new Outstanding Young
Woman, selected Saturday night,
will be presented with her crown
and traditional bouquet of roses
by the reigning OYW, Tracy Davis
of Wewahitchka.
The 17 contestants to be fea-
tured in Saturday night's pro-
grain include: Tina Rich, Kiki
Fields, Annie Capuano, Maria
Miller, April Little, Nanse Munroe,
Leah Fay, Rebecca Shurrum,
Theresa Dietz, Casi Lindsey, Amy
Davila, Cara Dykes, Terri Caw-
thron, Tari Tousignant, Rebecca
Holmes, Emily Cabaniss and Tri-
na Saleh.

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would take so the bids were word-
ed so as to take advantage of any
trucks a supplier might have if it
was necessary.
Usually a fire truck takes
three to four months to receive
delivery and Tuesday's bids were
no exception. One bidder even
had a delivery date of six months
on his machine.
The Board also received eight
bids for a new mowing machine
which were also tabled for study.
The Commission also had a
proposal to do the maintenance
work around City Hall and the
Fire Station from the ARC here in
Port St. Joe, which they agreed to
enter into for a trial period.
In other matters of business,
the Commission:
-Set up a conference with
the Gulf County School Board to
:discuss occupancy of the old
Ward .Ridge. City Hall building.
Commissioners Johnny Linton
and Bill Wood were named to
meet with the School Board.
-Agreed to consider a vari-
ance for encroachment of a side
line for a home being built by
Charles Gathers.
-Heard a report form Pearlie
Fields about a need for chairs,
lights, a first aid kit and inciden-
tal equipment at Washington Rec-
reation Center.

0, v 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
m je SUNDAY WORSHIP......................... 10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL................................. 11 a.m.
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
(U-s 0 Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor

If you have a high school di-
ploma and can complete basic*
training, the U.S. Army just
might have a flight suit your size.
The Army is offering qualified
individuals, both men and wom-
en, an opportunity to train as hel-
icopter pilots through its Warrant
Officer Flight Training Program
'WOFT Is one of the most
physically demanding, mentally
exacting and emotionally, draining
training programs a person can
experience," said Lieutenant Colo-
nel Jamiel S. Saliba, commander
of the U.S. Army Recruiting Bat-
tallon, headquartered in Mont-
gomery, Alabama. "The training
has to be 'tough. It provides the
Army with trained aviators who
are capable of handling the awe-
some firepower and technology of
today's military helicopters. It is
also one of the most exciting and
rewarding challenges in today's
Following. basic training, the
applicant who qualifies for War-
rant Officer Flight Training will be
assigned to the Army Aviation
Center at Fort Rucker, Alabama,
and spend six weeks at the War-
rant Officer Candidate School.
Graduation from WOCS means
appointment to the rank of War-
rant Officer One (WO-1) and the
beginning of $285,000 worth of
flight training.
Flight school starts with the
UH-1, "Huey" helicopter and the
newly appointed Warrant Officer
spends 20 weekly learning to fly
it. This training includes day and
instrument flying as well as time
in a highly advanced flight simu-
lator where students further re-

fine their skills. They then spend
16 to 20 weeks learning Army
combat skills while flying the
Huey, .Blackhawk, Cobra or
Kiowa helicopter.
"We are proud of the increase
in the number of women and mi-
norities who are enrolling in the
WOFT program," said Saliba.
'The opportunity to become a

Warrant Officer aviator is an ex-
panding role for women and you
don't have to have any prior skills
or experience. The Army gives
you all the training you will
Army Warrant Officers enjoy
the same benefits as commis-
sioned officers and will spend
their entire career flying helicop-,
ters. Their initial salary is $1,467,
in addition to a quarters and sub-
sistence allowance, each month.
Both the active Army and the
Army Reserve offer the WOFT pro-
"In 1911, the Army's air
strength was one pilot and one
plane," said Sallba. "In order to,
'an today's flying fleet of'some'
5,000 aircraft, it takes more than
a desire to fly. It requires the
strength to lead, the composure
to keep cool under pressure and
the overwhelming drive to suc-
"If you believe you have the
'right stuff to become an Army
aviator,' visit your local Army Re-
cruiting Office or call 1-800-727-.
1516 to find out if yotu qualify,"
said Saliba.



1993 Board of Directors
Nomination and Election Procedures

Procedures aimed at increasing member participation in the annual elections
for Board of Directors are in effect. Members will have an opportunity to vote
in each Tyndall Federal office prior to the Annual Meeting.
Because many members will have already cast ballots prior to the annual
Meeting, nominations for Board of Directors will not be accepted from the
floor of the meeting. Instead, mernbers 18 years old or older, who wish their
name to appear on the ballot must be nominated by petition. Petitions for
nominations are available from each Branch Manager, as are Nominee
Application forms. Petitions require the signature of fifty (50) Tyndall Federal
members over the age of 16. Nominee Application forms seek necessary
information regarding candidates' qualifications for the office. The petition
form, Nominee Application form, a 5x7 glossy photograph, and a biography
of 250 words or less, along with a certificate signed by the nominee stating
they are eligible to hold the office and will serve if elected, must be submitted
to the Secretary of the Board of Directors by February 11, 1993.



Army Offers An

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Wewa Woman's Club

Attends Conference

Dottle Taylor, president of the
Wewahitchka Woman's Club,
Beverly Kelley and Jewel Mea-
cham, members of the Philaco
Woman's Club of Apalachicola,
attended the General Federation
of Women's Clubs (GFWC) annual
Southern Region Conference held
at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza
in San Juan, and hosted by the
Puerto Rico Federation of Wom-
en's Clubs. The theme of the con-
ference was "Friendship Is Sun-
shine, Service Is Gold.:
Workshops were conducted
and reports given in the areas of
membership, fund raising, worn
en's history/resource center, leg
Isolation, continuing education
and community improvement
programs. A special report was
given on the GFWC President's
project "Stories Offer Adventure
Read" (SOAR). Attendees enjoyed
an interesting and educational
program on "conservation" with
guest speakers Dr. Frank Wad-
worth, research forester, institute
tropical forestry, Mrs. Jimmie
Smith. GFWC chairman, environ-
mental education; and Mrs. VI
Thornburg, chairman, GFWC
conservation of natural resourc-
A gala dinner buffet held at

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Matthew Dewayne Pope
It's A Brother!
Leslie Pope is pleased to an-
nounce the arrival of her brother,
Matthew Dewayne. He was born
December 16 at Gulf Coast Com-
munity Hospital. He weighed 8
pounds 9.6 ounces and was_
21.25 inches long.
Matthew is the son of Tim
and Sandy Pope of Port St. Joe.
Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Robert King of Vernon, and Mr.
and Mrs. George Blake of Smyr-
na, Georgia. Great grandparents
are Angelo Fichera of Apalachico-
la, Mary Pope of Louisiana, and
Grace Gardner of Pensacola.

the "La Princesa" in old San Juan
featured a folkloric show, courte-
sy of the Puerto Rico Tourism
Company. The La Princesa was
the first prison constructed in
Puerto Rico (1837) under the
leadership of the Spanish Govern-
or, Fernando de Norzagaray. Due
to structural deterioration, over-
crowding and overall inhuman
condition, La Princesa ceased to
be used as a jail in 1976. In
1989, the Puerto Rico Tourism
Company restored the old struc-
ture as its headquarters and
opened an art gallery to the pub-
lic in the main lobby. At the con-
clusion of the conference, a "has-
la luego" brunch was held at the
Pre-conference events were:
breakfast, fashion show and
shopping at the Plaza Las Ameri-
cas, the largest and most prestig-
ious shopping center in the Car-
ibbean, located in the center of
Hato Rey. The plaza houses over
190 stores, all under one roof;
tour of Barcardi, the largest and
most modern rum distillery in the
world, its museum, bottling
plant, gardens and gift shop; a
guided tour of the Rio Camuy
Caverns, one of the Western
Hemisphere's largest cave sys-
tems sculptured by millions of
years of erosion.
The 1993 Southern Region
Conference will be held in Green-
ville, South Carolina, and hosted
by the South Carolina Federation
of Women's Clubs.

AARP Meets

January 13
The first meeting of the new
year for the St. Joseph Bay AARP
Chapter will be held Wednesday,
January 13 at 2:30 p.m. ET in
the Centennial Building on Allen
Memorial Way.
After a short business meet-
ing conducted by the new presi-
dent, Ernest Hendricks, Sheriff Al
Harrison will present a program,
"Protect Yourself, Protect Your
Home, Protect Your Neighbor-
hood". AARP brochures on the
same subjects will be distributed
to each member present. There
will be light refreshments served
after the program.
This is a reminder that all na-
tional AARP members are eligible
to become a member of the local
chapter. Chapter member dues
are only $1.00 per year and are
payable on January 1st, the
treasurer will be available at the
meeting to collect your dues.
Start the new AARP year right by
attending this meeting, finding
out the exciting meetings sched-
uled for this year and meeting the
new members in the chapter.


fashion Boutique

900 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach (Next to Gulf Foods)
648-8330 8T 11/5/92

The Port St. Joe Garden Club
will meet Thursday, January 14th
at 2:00 p.m. EST at the Garden,
Center located on Eighth Street.
The hostesses, Mary McInnis,
Mary Harrison, and Mary Parker,
cordially invite all interested la-
dies and winter visitors to attend
and enjoy the fine program and

fellowship of the club's members.
Mrs. Ben Graham will dem-
onstrate interesting and unusual
flower designs for your homes,
and answer questions.
Come by the Garden Club on
Thursday, January 14 at 2:00
p.m. EST for an interesting dem-
onstration to start your new year.

Shirley Davis and Cecil Boone


Katie I. Davis would like to
announce the engagement and
forthcoming marriage of her
daughter, Shirley A. Davis, to Ce-

cil R. Boone. The
be held June 26th
of God In Christ.

ceremony will
at the Church

Kathryn and Jared Taylor Arnold

Son Born to Arnolds

Kathryn Arnold is proud to

CARE Meeting
Set for Jan. 14
The Chemical Addictions Re-
covery Effort (CARE), Inc. will be
having its monthly board meeting
on Thursday, January 14 at 6:00
p.m. CT, at the Regency Profes-
sional Center, located at 4000
East Third Street, Suite 200,
CARE is a non-profit organi-
zation that is licensed by the
State of Florida's Health and Re-
habilitative Services and monthly
board meetings are open to the
CAR provides community al-
cohol and drug service to Bay,
Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson
and Washington counties. If you
would like additional information,
please call 904-872-7676.

announce the birth of her baby
brother, Jared Taylor Arnold.
Jared was born December 8 at
Gulf Coast Community Hospital.
He weighed 6 pounds 8.4 ounces
and was 19 inches long. Jared's
mommy and daddy are John and
Kathy Arnold.
Proud grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Charles W. Dickson, Lu-
cien T. Arnold and Jean F. Ar-
nold, all of Beacon Hill.

In A Temporary Location


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.


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after year.

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Garden Club Slates

Meeting for Jan. 14


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Wildlife Alert Wants Polluters

SJulian Webb Re-Elected

to Third Term of FLIHC

Julian Webb has been re-
elected to a third term on the
board of directors of the Florida
Low Income Housing Coalition
Webb, president of a grants
consulting firm headquartered in
Chipley, is one of only three per-
sons on the 25-member state-
wide board representing rural
FLIHC has been a driving
force in Florida's progress toward
providing affordable housing for
its residents, especially those in
the low and moderate income
brackets, ,Webb said. The Coali-
tion was a significant player in
the passage of the William Sa-
dowski Affordable Housing Act
which includes the State Housing
Initiatives Partnership Program
The SHIP program will pro-
vide $250,000 annually to each of
' Florida's rural counties. These
funds will be used to provide
housing assistance to lower in-
come persons in a multitude of

ways, Webb said. The SHIP pro-
gram provides for housing, assis-
tance in the form of the new
housing construction, rehabilita-
tion, repair, and financing pro-
gram, the veteran consultant not-
Each county is required to
appoint an advisory committee
which must include persons from
the areas of banking, home build-
ing construction, labor, real es-
tate, and low-income advocacy.
The committee will assist the
county in preparing its local
housing assistance plan.
Area counties which will re-
ceive the annual entitlement of
$250,000 include Calhoun,
Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson, Liberty, Wakulla, Wal-
ton and Washington.
FLIHC will host several work-
shops regarding the affordable
housing act. Sites include
Gainesville, Chipley and Sebring.
The Chipley workshop is slated
for January 21 and 22 at the
Washington-Holmes Vo-Tech



By Linda Whitfield

Teachers Return to School
with Renewed Vigor
WES teachers looked all re-
freshed Monday morning after a
two week holiday. A nice welcome
back was the refreshments pro-
vided by Becky Birmingham, Deb-'
bie Baxley, Sue McDaniel, Joe
Walker, Bryan Baxley, Teresa
Redd, and Marge Prange. It was
the monthly Hoopla Social which
is always a nice time to relax. Af-
ter everyone feasted on dough-
nuts, fruit, juice, and coffee, eve-
ryone started on plans for a great
second semester.-
New Library Grew
'During Christmas
It was just like watching 'a
new garden spring up. When we
returned, we were really sur-
prised how much the new li-
brary/ESE building has grown.
Teachers PatsyWLister, Pam Sum-
ner, Diane Atchison, and Mark
Taunton have started ordering
new furniture. We're all excited
about this new addition to our fa-
Teacher Lori Price Returns
Lori Price, who was on leave,
has returned to school. Besides
lots of goodies in her Christmas
stocking, Lori had a really nice
gift, a new son, Colton. When he
was born, someone wrote a sign
on the office counter announcing
his birth. In their haste, they had
crossed both the "I" and the "t"
making it look like his name was'
"Cotton." Knowing Lori as we do,
we thought that was a clever
name too. It is, however, Colton,
and he is a little doll. Welcoming
him home were brothers Caleb
and Stevie. Congratulations.
The Happy Campers
Even though baby Jessica is
only one year old, WES school
secretary Sandra Husband, Jack,
Jackie, and Judith had a great
time camping at the beach during
the holidays. The Husbands are
almost professional campers and
camp as often as they can. San-
dra was ready to come back to
work though.
The Most Effective Sign
You know how everyone
speeds ,even when the speed limit
I is posted? Well, the other day in
Alabama, I saw a most effective
sign that worked. It said, "Speed
Limit 45 MPH." No one even
; /

Health Council
Meets Jan. 13
The Big Bend Health Council
will meet on Wednesday, January
13 at 2:00 p.m. ET in the confer-
ence room of the Gadsden County
Public Health Department, Dr.
LaSalle/LeFall Drive (behind
Gadsden Memorial Hospital),
Quincy. Items for consideration
byrthe Council are a report on the
HRS District Two Health and Hu-
main Services Board by John
Bryant, establishing an outline
for the District Health Plan,
Healthy Start Coalitions, revision
of the budget, and other adminis-
trative activities.
The public is invited and en-
couraged to attend and will be
given the opportunity to comment
as time permits.

911 Committee
Meets Jan. 13
The Gulf County 911 Com-
mittee will hold their monthly
meeting on Wednesday, January
13 at 3:00 p.m. ET in the County
Commissioner's meeting room at
the Gulf County Courthouse. All
* committee members and the gen-
eral public are invited to attend.


slowed down, not even a little.
Then in about 1/8 of a mile, an-
other sign said, "Speeding tickets
are $111.50." So many brake
lights were hit, it looked like
signs lighting up. That speed was
kept for over five miles. Now, that
got some attention.
WES Student Injured
Steven McDaniel, a student
in Mark Taunton's classroom,
was injured by a shotgun during
the vacation. Steven is in Bay
Medical Center and I'm sure he
would appreciate a card wishing
him "Get Well" wishes.
Promise Yourself
Promise yourself to talk
health, happiness and prosperity
to every person you meet C.
Happy New You,
Instead of saying "Happy New
Year", I'm saying ',Happy New
You" like our preacher, Bro. Bill
Parsons talked about Sunday. I'd
never thought of that before it
does make sense. Instead of mak-.,
ing resolutions we know we can't
keep, let's concentrate on chang-
es from within. Have a great year

VA Homes Now

Available at
8% Interest
In the past few years, thou-
sands of people have delayed In
purchasing a home because of:
high interest rates. If you have
been waiting for the right time,
this announcement is for you.
The U.S. Department of Vete-
rans Affairs (VA) has over 1,000
homes and multiplex units in the
State of Florida to choose from.
You can have Government financ-
ing at 8 percent on a fixed rate,
assumable mortgage for 30 year,
and you do not have to be a vete-
ran to buy. Many homes are list-
ed with low down payments. Clos-
ing costs are minimal. Occupancy
within 10 days of approval. For
complete information, contact
your local real estate broker or
call the VA number in your tele-
phone director under U.S. Gov-
ernment, U.S. Department of Vet-
erans Affairs.
VA is an equal housing op-
pbrtunity lender.

Center. The workshop will be con-
ducted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
the first day and from 9 a.m. to
noon on the second day, Webb
"Local officials, bankers, de-
velopers, and any other interested
persons should attend the free
workshop," said Webb. He also
noted that while there is no work-
shop charge, attendees must reg-
ister prior to the event by notify-
ing the Florida Counties
Foundation, 315 South Calhoun
Street, Suite 800, Tallahassee, FL
32301. The FAX number is (904)
Webb added that the FLIHC
is recognized by the National Low
Income Housing Coalition as "one
of the best, if not the best hous-
ing coalition in the nation."
Persons seeking more infor-
mation on the coalition may call
(904) 878-4219.


Musical Set
If laughter is truly the best
medicine, then audiences who
see Lend Me A Tenor will leave the
theatre reeling from an overdose
Winner of two Tony Awards, four
Drama Desk Awards, and three
Outer Circle Awards,. Tenor is
filled with fast-paced frivolity. The
award winning comedy will be
presented by the Bay Arts Alli-
ance at the Marina Civic Center
on Sunday, January 17 at 7:30
p.m. CT.
The fun begins in Cleveland
at an opera charity event. The
star, the world's greatest tenor, is
unexpectedly much too indis-
posed to perform. With a newly
appointed tenor and the suddenly
recovered star both waiting in the
wings, confusion escalates into
outrageous comedy. Lend Me A
Tenor is an irresistible farce, com-
plete with swooning females,
slamming doors, mistaken identi-
ties, secret conniving, romantic
mishaps and non-stop laughter.
The original tenor, an internation-
al opera star, has come to Cleve-
land for his American debut in
the Cleveland Opera's production
of Verdi's Otello. The local impre-,
sario has sold thousands of tick-
ets at outrageous prices for what
is suppose to be the greatest
night in Cleveland's history. And
every culture vulture in town is
beside himselfwith excitement.
Tickets are on sale now at the
Marina Civic Center box office, or
may be charged to a credit card
by calling 904-763-4696. Box of-
fice hours are 8:00 a.m. 4:00
p.m. CT week days Ticket prices
are $16 and $18 with discounts
for seniors, students and groups.

ARPC Workshop
The Apalachee Regional Plan-
ning Council announces an orien-
tation workshop for the Transpor-
tation Disadvantaged Coordinat-
ing Board members representing
Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden,
Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty
and Wakulla counties. The Work-
shop will be held at the W.T. Neal
Civic Center, Highway 69 South,
Blountstown on Wednesday, Jan-
uary 27 at 10:00 a.m. ET. All per-
sons are invited to attend.
For more information, con-
tact Vanita Anderson at the Apa-
lachee Regional Planning Council,

Overstreet VFD
Meets Tuesday
The Overstreet Volunteer Fire
Department will hold its regular
business meeting on Tuesday,
January 12th at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The Ladies Auxiliary meeting will
be held on Monday, January 18th
at 7:30 p.m. Everyone in the
Overstreet area is invited to at-

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People who dump trash or
hazardous materials in the woods
aren't only polluting the environ-
ment, they're damaging the habi-
tat and feeding grounds of all
That's one of the reasons why
Wildlife Alert, a 24-hour toll-free
hotline, was created by the Flori-
da Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission. Through Wildlife.
alert, sportsmen and nature lov-
ers can report illegal hunting,
fishing and environmental law vi-
olations directly to wildlife au-
: "Since the implementation of
Wildlife Alert, we've made over
11,000 arrests," Inspector Kyle
Hill, Division of Law Enforcement,
Wildlife Alert was created in
1979 to increase citizen participa-
tion in apprehending violators of
Florida's laws regarding wildlife
and fresh water fish. Environ-
mental violations were included
in the program in 1989. Some-
thing as simple as a license place
number or description of the vio-
lator can make a tremendous dif-
ference in making an arrest.
Callers who provide informa-
tion leading to an arrest can re-
main anonymous and will not be
required to testify in court. They
even may be eligible for a reward.
'"We've paid out over
$175,000 in reward money, but
most people who report violations
don't want a reward. They just
want the violators caught," Hill
Persons who witness wildlife
violations or suspect illegal wild-
life activities should call Wildlife
Alert at the following numbers:
South Region: 1-800-282-
Central Region: 1-800-342-
Northwest Region: 1-800-
Northeast Region: 1-800-342-
Everglades Region: 1-800-
Persons who want to make a
tax-deductible contribution to the
reward fund, can send donations

S.S. Help

Social Security representa-
tives will be in the Gulf County
area on the first three Mondays of
each month. --
In Port St. Joe, a representa-
tive will be at the Courthouse on
January 4, February 1, March 1
and 15 from 11 a.m. until 12
noon EST. The January 18 and
February 15 trips have been can-
celled due to national holidays.
Wewahitchka residents may
meet at the SES Office on Janu-
ary 11, February 8 and March 8
from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
If this is not possible, you
may call 1-800-772-1213 or visit
the office located at 30 West Gov-
ernment Street in Panama City.
The office is open Monday
through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. CT, except on national

Notice is hereby given that the City Commis-
sion of the City of Port St. Joe, sitting as the Board
of Adjustment will hold a public hearing at the
City Hall at 8:00 p~m., EST, Tuesday, January 19.
1993, to determine whether the City will authorize
a deviation to Zoning Ordinance No. 5 for a vari-
ance of 3.45 feet on the northerly property line.
8.26 feet on the southerly property line to con-
struct a residence, on Lot 6 and the Northern 27
feet of Lot 8, Block 1023. Also, the removal of a 5
foot utility easement located in Lot 6, located at
118 Liberty Street will be considered.
/s/ Jim Maloy, City Clerk
Publish: January 7 and 14, 1993.

Wildlife Alert Reward Assoc.
Williams Cox, Weidner & Cox

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Some Ways Not

to Remove Ticks

from Your Kids

S -By
Elizabeth C. Jones, M.D.

Many discussions have been generated about the best way to
remove ticks. Some people advocate painting with fingernail polish
to suffocate the tick and cause it to fall off. Many advise a lighted
match or cigarette lighter with heat to cause the tick to release its
hold. Some apply ether or chloroform to anesthetize. These methods
are not the best way to remove ticks.
Recent investigations have "discovered" it is best to remove
ticks by steady, gently traction. This can be done using tweezers or ;
gloved fingers (to avoid smearing blood from an engorged tick).
The problem with steady, gently traction to remove ticks comes
when one gets impatient. It seems as if the tick will never release its
grip, but persistence always pays off and has, in my experience, al-
ways been successful.
It is important to remove the entire tick including mouth parts
which can be deeply embedded in the skin. Retained mouth parts
can cause an infection or, if a tick has caused tick paralysis, a par-
alysis can continue because the mouth parts were retained.
The ticks most commonly associated with tick paralysis are the
Rocky Mountain wood tick and the American dog tick.
The tick associated with Lyme Disease is the tiny deer tick.
Most people, think nothing of removing ticks from their animals
in the approved method, but will often not carry their knowledge
over to the care of their children.
First prevent all tick exposure possible by dressing your chil-
'dren protectively when they are going into the woods. Second, in-
spect carefully .for ticks when at home, and third, remove ticks by
gentle, steady traction.

Ross E. Tucker
Tucker Life-Health Insurance Agency, Inc.

Please call me, if you'd like:
1. Lower Premiums, and/or
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County Commissioners, by unani-

mous vote, agreed to change the

time of their regular meetings to

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

12, 1993. The regular meetings are

held the second and fourth Tues-

day of each month.
/s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.
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GCCC Commemorating the

Life of Dr. Martin Luther King

Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege will commemorate the life
and achievements of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr., on Friday, Janu-
ary 15, with a public address at
10:00 a.m. CT in the Student Un-
ion Conference Center. The pub-
lic is invited to attend.
The keynote speaker for the
event, the Honorable Joseph W.
Hatchett, was the first black per-
son appointed to the highest
court of a state since the Recon-
struction. He is a Circuit Judge
for the United States Court of Ap-
peals, 11 th Circuit.
Judge Hatchett has made

history also by being the first
black person elected to public of-
fice in a statewide election in the
South and the first black person
to serve on a federal appellate
court in the South.
He holds a bachelor's degree
from Florida A&M University and
a J.D. degree from Howard Uni-
versity School of Law. He has also
studied at the Harvard Law
School Program of Instruction for
His judicial experience in-
cludes serving as Circuit Judge
for the U.S. Court of Appeals,
Fifth Circuit, as well as on the

Supreme Court of Florida. In ad-
dition he was a U.S. Magistrate
for the Middle District of Florida
and has served as First Assistant
U.S. attorney. He was in private
law practice in Daytona Beach.
Published in a variety of legal
journals and reviews, Judge
Hatchett has received numerous
awards from universities, the Na-
tional Bar Association, and other
legal and civic organizations.
More information about the
Martin Luther King, Jr. activities
at Gulf Coast Community College
is available at 904-769-1551, ext.

Christmas At Bay St. Joseph

Christmas is always the high-
light of the year at Bay St. Joseph
Care Center, and this year was

Free Trees

Ten free live oak trees will be
given to each person who joins
The National Arbor Day Founda-
tion during January 1993.
The free trees are part of the
nonprofit Foundation's Trees for
America campaign.
'These magnificent wide-
spreading trees will be pictu-
resque additions to your land-
scape," John Rosenow, the Foun-
dation's executive director, said.
'They were selected for this cam-
paign because of the shade and
special beauty they will give your
home. Live oaks grow rapidly
When young and may live to be
centuries old."
The trees will be shipped
postpaid at the right time for
planting between February 1 and
May 31 with enclosed planting in-
structions. The six to twelve inch
trees are guaranteed to grow or
they will be replaced free of
Members also receive a sub-
scription to the Foundation's "Ar-
bor Day" news magazine, The
Tree Book with information about
tree planting and care, and a
membership card.
To become a member of the
Foundation and to receive the
free trees, send a $10 member-
ship contribution to TEN LIVE
bAKS, National Arbor Day Foun-,
dation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Ne-
braska City, NE 68410, by Janu-
ary 31, 1993.

Mitchells In
Concert at
New Covenant
Jerry and Serena Mitchell, a
music team from Los Angeles,
California, will be in concert at;
New Covenant M.W.O. Church on
Saturday, January 9 at 6:00 p.m.
ET. Ticket prices are $10 for
adults and $5.00 for children 12
and under. Seats are limited. For
ticket information, please call
229-8136 from noon until 1:00
The Mitchells minister exten-
sively in crusades, seminars, and
conferences. They are a part of
Dr. Fred Price's Crusade Praise
and Worship Team.
The church is located at 252
Avenue E, Port St. Joe. Everyone
is cordially invited to attend.

Card of Thanks
The family of Joe Fortner
wishes to express their sincere
appreciation for the many
thoughts of kindhess and sympa-
thy during the illness and death
of our husband, father, and
grandfather. We feel so blessed to
live in a community where so
many people care.
Jean Fortner
Mitch Fortner
Kim & Teresa Davis
& Children


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no exception.
Amidst the red, white and
green decorations that have al-
ways been a tradition in the lives
of the elderly, good times and
cheer abounded throughout the
There were schools, each and
every one from Port St. Joe,
which came to offer fruit baskets,
cards of cheer, and many bless-
ings through their beautiful faces
and voices as they spread the
message of Jesus' birth. It goes
without saying that the churches
in Port St. Joe did the same. The
outpouring of Christian love
through giving to others is one
thing no one ever has to doubt in
this community. Some say "that's
their duty" but BSJCC staff say
"so be it" at least they fulfilled
that duty. No one asked them
and certainly, no one twisted
their arm. It was given freely,
with only the best interests of the

residents in mind.
The Care Center would like to
thank all those who contributed
to the Christmas celebration by
name, but the list is long and the
Center would not want to leave
anyone out. Each and every one
is special. It is hoped you re-
ceived back the same pleasure
and blessings you bestowed.

Card of Thanks
Members of the Beach Bap-
tist Chapel Choir would like to
say a special thank you to Terry
Wimberly. Wimberly, from Cove
Baptist Church in Panama City,
devoted his time in helping
present '"While Shepherds
Watched", a Christmas cantata
which was followed by a covered
dish supper that was enjoyed by
over 60 people members and
guests. Both were a great suc-
cess. A wonderful worship time
together was followed by great fell
lowship, good food and of course,,
those tremendous goodies which,
add all those holiday pounds tq
each of us.
Beach Baptist Chapel ex-
tends an invitation to those 'of
you who don't have a church
home to worship with them on
Sunday at 9:45 a.m. for Bible
study, 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
EST, and on Wednesday at 7:00
p.m. for prayer services.


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James McGee
James A. McGee, 61, of Port
St. Joe, passed away Monday,
January 4, at his home. He was a
long time resident of Port St. Joe
and was retired from the Port St.
Joe Police Department, having at-
tained the, rank of sergeant. He
was also retired from the Florida
National Guard, having served
over 20 years.
He Is survived by his wife,
Delores McGee of Port St. Joe;
eight sons, James A. McGee, Jr.
of Clearwater, Michael Bowman
of Jacksonville, Rodney A.
McGee, Danny L. McGee, Dewhy
McGee and Robert Bouie, all of'
Port St. Joe, Dante McGee of Or-
lando, and Andre McGee of
Gainesville; three daughters, Lin-
da Hand of Tallahassee, Bridget
Jenkins and Tammy McGee, both
of Port St. Joe; one sister, Murrie
Davis of Sylvester, Georgia; and
17 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, January 9 at the
Thompson Temple.Church of Port
St. Joe. Burial will follow in For-
est Hill Cemetery. Service time
was not available at press time.
All services are under the di-
rection of Gilmore Funeral Home.

M.C. Wood
M.C. Wood, 78, of 608 17th
St., Port St. Joe, died at peace
with God and man, Friday, Janu-
ary 1, at his home. He was a
long-time resident of Gulf County
and a pioneer commercial fisher-
man with a seafood producing
heritage dating back to 1860. Mr.
Wood was the founder and owner

New Covenant
Join New Covenant Church
Tuesday and Wednesday, Janu-
ary 12 and 13 for a time of minis-
try celebration. Special guest will
be Apostle Clifford E. Turner of
Liberty Temple Full Gospel
Church in Chicago, Illinois. He is
overseer of churches throughout
the U.S., Pakistan, India, Philip-
pines, Jamaica, Moravia, and Li-
beria. God uses Apostle Turner to
bring restoration to the family,
the hurting, and the down-cast of
Affiliated with the church are:
Liberty Academy Training Insti-
tute, 24-hour Christian Radio
Station, Rhema House, Business
Mini-Mall, State-of-the-Art LV Fa-
cility, Post Production Studios,
and more.- .-,
Services are at 7:30 p.m. ET
nightly. Everyone is cordially in-
vited to attend.

Prayer Services

Pastor Rosa Lee Garland in-
vites you to attend prayer servic-
es at 123 North Park Avenue
each Monday night at 7:00 p.m.
ET. Pastor Garland encourages
you to attend and make that
change you have been seeking
through prayer with God's unend-
ing love. Come expecting to re-
ceive and be blessed.

of Wood's Fisheries Inc. of Port
St. Joe.
He was a faithful member of
Gospel Assembly Church of Pana-
ma City, where he served as ush-
er and trustee.
Mr. Wood was a devoted hus-
band, father, and grandfather. He
is' survived by his wife, Edna
Wood; one son, Buddy Wood, and
wife, Linda, all of Port St. Joe;
four daughters, Boncile Birgen-
heier and husband, Leo G., of
Lynn Haven, Emogene Raffield
and husband, Gene, Elaine
Barnes and husband, Jerry,
Diane Thursby and husband,
Rickey, all of Port St. Joe; 11
grandchildren, Mike and Tim Bir-
genheier, Connie Raffield Worrill,
Eugene and Randy Raffield,
Catherine and Edward Wood,
Karen Barnes McCroan, Keith
Barnes, and Brad and John
Thursby; seven great-
grandchildren, Brett and Blake
Barnes, Justine and Jesse
McCroan, Julie Anna Birgenheier,
Christopher Birgenheier, and
Jennifer Raffield; one sister, Edna
'Gargus of Eufaula, Alabama; and
six brothers, Gabe Wood, L.C.
Wood, Cicero Wood, Carl Wood,
Max Wood and Lynn Wood, all of
Port St. Joe.
Funeral services were held
Monday, January 4 at Gospel As-
sembly Church in Panama City
with the Rev. L.D. Jolly officiating
and the Rev. Howard Browning
assisting. Mr. Wood's eight grand-
sons, served as pallbearers.
Graveside services followed at the

family plot in Holly Hill Cemetery,
Port St. Joe.
The family would like to ex-
press a special heartfelt thanks to
Dr. Donald Cvitkovich and Sara
Maddox, R.N.

Bill Collins
Willis "Bill" Collins, Jr., 57, of
Apalachicola, died Wednesday,
December 30 at Tallahassee Me-
morial Hospital. A native of War-
saw, Georgia, and long time resi-
dent of Apalachicola, he was a
security guard at St. Joe Forest
Products Company. He had also
served as a deputy for the Frank-
lin County Sheriffs Department
for six years and as a County
Commissioner for four years.
Survivors include his wife,
Boncile Collins of Apalachicola; a
daughter, Beverly Norris of Ra-
leigh, North Carolina; a son, Alex
Collins of Donalsonville, Georgia;
a step-daughter, Susan Strauss
of Tallahassee; a step-son, Chuck
Earnest, Jr. of Birmingham, Ala-
bama; a brother, Dennis Collins
of Cummings, Georgia; a sister,
Yvonne Bradberry of Tallahassee;
seven grandchildren, Alex and
Brandon Norris, Heath and Gar-
rett Collins, Elizabeth and Kathe-
rine Strauss, and Chuck Earnest
Funeral services were held
Thursday, December 31 at the
First Baptist Church of Apalachi-
cola with Rev. Paulk officiating.
Interment followed at Holly Hill
Cemetery in Port St. Joe.

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" Shark News

Wowl A new year has already
come upon us and we at Port St.
Joe High School hope that every-
one had a safe and happy holiday
Outstanding Young Woman
of the Year Vill be held this Sat-
urday, January 9. In the Port St.
Joe Elementary School auditori- T
umn at 7:00 p.m. Adult tickets are
$3.00 and tickets for children un-
der 12 are $1.00. You may see
any contestant for further infor-
mation concerning ticket sales.
The 1992 Yearbooks are still
on sale for $20.00. Anyone inter-
ested in purchasing a yearbook
should see Mr. Monette in the
Media Center at the high school.
Sophomore, junior and senior
girls: A representative from Agnes
Scott College will be at PSJHS on
Friday, January 8. If you would
like to meet with the representa- By Emily Cabaniss
tive, please sign up in the Guid-
ance Office. on being selected All-Tournament
Juniors and seniors: January at both the Mosley Holiday Tour-
8 is the deadline to register for nament an at the Gulf County
the ACT to be given at Bay High Classic. Special congratulations
School on February 6. to Arion Nickson for being select-
Free TutoringI Time is 2:30 ed All-Tournament in the Gulf
3:45. Monday and Wednesday County Classic and for setting a
will be Language Arts in room new tournament record with 22
109 and Tuesday and Thursday rebounds against Bay High.
will be Math in room 213. Report cards will be issued to
Seventh grade students of the students on Wednesday, January
week are Dustin Norris and 13.
Gretchen Stevens. Congratula- The 1993 Science Fair will be
tions. held February 4th and 5th.
Congratulations to the varsity Parents of seniors, express
boys basketball team for their vic- love and congratulations to that
stories over Chipley 83-66, Monti- special 1993 senior son or daugh-
cello Jefferson County 72-71, Ap- ter by purchasing a personalized
alachicola 73-69, and Panama message or page in the 1993
City Bay 87-83. The Sharks play Yearbook. See any Yearbook staff
three district games this week: at member or Mr. Monette for more
Wakulla tonight, at Blountstown information.
Friday night, and Saturday night The National Jr. Honor Socie-
here against state-ranked Quin- ty is sponsoring a junior high
cy-Shanks Tigers. Come out and dance Friday, January 8 during
support your Sharks. Special sixth period. Admission is $1.00
congratulations to Jason Maxwell and Gold Cards are accepted.

From the
Principal's Desk


High School
By Larry A. Mathes

It always amazes me how many students I meet towards the
end of a long holiday who are ready for school to start back. In, most
cases. I suspect they miss seeing friends more than they miss class-..
I took the opportunity to visit a daughter who lives near Chica-
go. We were lucky to catch some "good weather" by Chicago stan-
dards. That means no snow or freezing rain. It just stayed about
35*-40* and drizzly the whole time. I'm so proud some people like to
live there I keep thinking how crowded it would be here if they all
moved south
The second semester is underway, and that means the mad
dash to squeeze in everything that has to happen in the Spring of
the year too many to list. The winter and spring sports schedule
provides some type of game or meet Just about every day or night.
Then; plan for the prom, the many banquets, special test dates,
senior trip, and so on.......... It all falls into place gradually.
Report cards for the first semester are due January 13th. As al-
ways there will be some students who will receive a failing grade be-
cause of the absence policy. Parents need to be aware that if the ap-
peal process is not- followed, the failing grade stands and the course
must be repeated.
Students are already asking when their next vacation days will
be, and the answer is February 18-19, inservice days, and then two
more in March (11-12), and then spring holidays (April 5-9).
Let's all keep focused on staying in school and learning the
State of Florida will be checking on us to see how well 'we're doing.

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 11 tacos,
pinto beans, milk and cake
Tuesday, January 12 pizza,
tossed salad, green beans, milk
". Wednesday, January 13 -
cheeseburger, lima beans, french
fries, milk and cherry pie
Thursday, January 14 hoa-
gie sandwich, french fries, milk
and cookie
Friday, January 15 batter
dipped fish, cole slaw, green
beans; bun/hushpuppies, milk
and tartar sauce.

Young children's curiosity,
combined with their desire for
crawling and pulling up while
learning to walk, can lead to dan-
ger when large buckets are used
around the home. Buckets con-
taining even small amounts of
water or other liquids can pose a
drowning hazard to children.
Various types of buckets and
containers have been involved in
child drownings. But, of particu-
lar concern are 5-gallon buckets
intended for commercial use that
are brought into homes by consu-
mers for re-use. The 5-gallon
buckets are usually white-colored
plastic that were originally in-
tended for industrial purposes.
Most of these buckets originally
contained bulk or commercial-
sized quantities of a variety of
products, including food, paint,
detergents and construction ma-

VA Offering

The Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) is announcing. the
availability of scholarships for the
1993-94 school year for members
of the Selected Ready Reserves
who are interested in careers in
nursing, and occupational or
physical therapy.
The Reserve Member Stipend
Program provides financial sup-
port to associate degree nursing
students in their last year- of
study, and third and fourth-year
students in baccalaureate or en-
try-level masters' degree pro-
grams in nursing, occupational
therapy and physical therapy. Re-
servists must be members of the
Selected Ready Reserves and eli-
gible for the Montgomery GI Bill'
(Selected Reserve).
Recipients receive $400
monthly for each month of full-
time study. In exchange, partici-
pants agree to serve as a full-time
registered nurse, or occupational
or physical therapist in a VA
medical center for a period of two
Individuals interested in ap-
plying can request an application
by writing to the Reserve Member
Stipend Program (143B), Depart-
ment of Veterians Affairs, 810 Ver-.
mont Avenue, N.W., Washington,
DC 20420, or by calling (202)
535-7528. Applications must be
postmarked no later than May
25, 1993. Awards will be made in
August. with financial support
beginning In the fall term.

Consumers frequently re-use
these types of containers for
cleaning and other purposes
around the home. But, parents
with infant children should be
aware of the drowning hazard as-
sociated with using these con-
tainers and take precautions to
reduce the potential for tragedy.
The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC) re-
ports that buckets have been in-
volved in more than 200 infant
drowning deaths nationwide
since 1984 19 of which were in
Florida. Also, many other chil-
dren have been hospitalized after
falling headfirst into buckets.
The CPSC found that most of
the drownings involved infants
less than 28 months old. Most ac-
cidents occurred when unattend-
ed toddlers crawled and pulled
themselves up and fell into a
bucket containing a liquid. Some
buckets contained liquid only a
few inches deep.
Parents are reminded that
even partially filled buckets can
pose a drowning hazard or cause
other serious injury. To reduce
the risk of child drownings and
injuries, parents should:
*Discard all unused buckets
or containers.
*Keep children in a visible
area, but away from housework
that involves the use of buckets
or containers.

Healthy Nursery-Grown

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Pecan Trees
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give trees time to
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before Spring!

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*Empty all buckets and con-
tainers after each use and store
them out of the reach of children.
To obtain a free warning
sticker and a brochure address-
ing bucket-related infant drown-
ings, call the Coalition for Con-
tainer Safety at 1-800-BUCKET-5

Rock, Mineral
Show Feb. 6, 7
A Rock and Mineral Show will
be held February 6 and 7 at the
American Legion Hall at the Bay
County Fairgrounds. The Show is
sponsored by the Panama City
Gem and Mineral Society. Admis-
sion is free. The Show will be
open Saturday from 9 a.m. until
5 p.m. and again on Sunday from
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note,
these times are central.
There will be several display
cases of rocks and minerals from
all over the United States and
several other countries. Also,
hand crafted iterns made by club
members from various rocks and
minerals will be displayed. These
items include bola ties, belt buck-
les, pendants and pins made up
in sterling silver or wrapped with
gold-filled wire, and much more.
This is a good chance for school-
age children to see some of the
rocks and minerals they may
have studied in school.




Kentucky Wins County Classic


We are not talking about phony bills and coins that are
being illegally circulated but rather the potentially more
explosive problem of counterfeit drugs. This is presently on
the increase and it could lead to chaos in the marketing of
new drugs as well as resulting inevitably in a serious public
health hazard.
Counterfeit drugs are made illegally without any quality
controls and under the poorest manufacturing conditions.
The resulting drugs are sub-standard, more often than not
Without effective potency and subject to harmful
contamination. A pharmacy only purchases their stocks of
drugs from legal and licensed sources. You should also
follow this practice.
"A GREAT MANY PEOPLE ENTRUST US with their prescriptions, health
needs and other pharmacy products. We consider this trust a privilege
and a duty. May we be your personal family pharmacy?"

Buzzett's Drug Store
317 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe
Convenient Drive-Through Window
V Revlon Cosmetics 229-8771
Russell Stover Candies 4 .

Game, Fresh Water Fish

Commission Meeting Jan. 15

The Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission is sched-
uled to meet in Tallahassee on
January 15 at 9:00 a.m. The
meeting will take place at the Far-
ris Bryant Building, 620 S. Merid-
ian Street.
An analysis of declining hunt-

Gulf Rifle Club
Meets Tonight!
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
a meeting at the range tonight,
January 7th, at 6:30 p.m. The
range is located on Highway 71.
Club officers for the year will
be elected at this meeting. Plans
for improvements to the range
will also be discussed. Members
are reminded that annual dues
are now payable. Contact John
Fadio at 229-8421 or Charles Ste-
vens, Jr. at 229-8353 to pay your
All members are encouraged
to attend this meeting.

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There are two
swelling associated w
problems (trauma and
and they are treated ii
ways. So, first you sho
mine the cause.
Usually you'll kno
the result of a trauma,
baseball bat to the jaw
tal procedure like a too
tion. Swelling from an
is usually preceded by
may cause an overall
ing, with fever and pe
In either case, you sl
the dentist as soon as
Alleviating the swellin
cure the cause.
For swelling cause
ry or dental procedure,

Madisonville, Kentucky
ripped off 51 points in the first
half to take a lead which the
Sharks were never able to over-
come Wednesday night, in the
championship game of the Gulf
County Classic basketball tour-
David Stone of the Kentucky
team led both squads in scoring,
with his 25 points. The Sharks'
Arion Nickson had 24 points for
his team. Both teams had six
three-pointers, but the Maroons
kept the Shark' big long range
gun, Jason Maxwell, from getting
set in his favorite spot.
Joe Price and Des Baxter
each hit two three-pointers for
the Sharks and Thomas and
Quinn each had one.
Toby Thomas added 16 and
Sandy Quinn had 14 and Des
Baxter 13 for the Sharks.
It was the 654th victory for
coach Don Parsons' team. Par-
sons is the winningest high
school coach in the state of Ken-
The Maroons went through
the opposition in the Gulf County
Classic like a knife through hot
butter, but found the going kind

of rough when the Sharks took
the court to play the champion-
ship game.
Score by quarters:
Maroons 25 26 15 21--87
Sharks 15 21 14 31-81
PSJ-Price 2-0-6, Thomas 7-
1-16, Allen 1-0-2, Quinn 4-5-14,
Baxter 3-5-13, Maxwell 3-0-6,
Nickson 10-4-24.
Ky.-Hart 4-1-9, Stone 8-7-
25, Matthews 9-2-20, Bowman 3-
2-10, Hobson 5-4-15, Drake 1-0-
2, C. Bowman 2-0-5.
Arion Nickson and Jason
Maxwell of Port St. Joe were
named to the tournament all-star
team. Madisonville's Tamago Mat-
thews was named the most valua-
ble player in the tournament.
The Sharks pulled the feath-
ers of the Wakulla War Eagles
Tuesday evening on the Eagles'
home turf, downing them 71-57
in their first district game. In an
nearly identical score the junior
varsity also won their game, 73-
Arion Nickson was the high
point man for the Sharks, leading
with 19, followed by Toby Thont-

ing license sales and a proposal
to sell licenses by telephone are
on the agenda.
The Commission will review
staff recommendations for fish
and wildlife regulations for 1993-
94 and the recent settlement be-
tween the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service and various organizations
regarding threatened and endan-
gered species.
Commissioners also will rec-
ognize wildlife laboratory techni-
cian Robert Phillips for his 35
years of service to the Commis-
sion and formally announce its
50th anniversary as steward of
Florida's freshwater fish and wild-
At a workshop scheduled for
1:30 p.m., Thursday, January 14,
Commissioners will be briefed
about proposed revisions to the
state's commercial alligator har-
vest program and may discuss
items listed in the Commission
meeting agenda.
The meeting and workshop
are,open to the public.

Views On

9Dental fHealth



kinds of ment is ice. An ice pack should
ith dental be applied for a minimum of half
infection) hour on and half hour off.
n different For swelling caused by an
uld deter- infection, heat is applied. A
heating pad, hot water bottle or
)w if it is hot towel applied to the face will
such as a dilate (enlarge) the blood ves-
or a den- sels and enable more of the in-
ith extrac- fection-fighting elements of the
i infection blood (or antibiotics, if they have
* pain and been prescribed) to come to the
sick feel- infected area.

should see
g doesn't

,d by inju-
the treat-

Prepared as a public ser-
vice to promote better dental
health. From the office of:
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D., 319
Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.

Gators Tame

The Wewahitchka Gators
took to the hardwood for their
first game after the holiday break
Tuesday night, entertaining the
Altha Wildcats.
Maybe "entertaining" was a
bad choice of words, because the
Gators completely demolished the
Wildcats in a 72-51 blow-out.
Marcus Lawton put up 24 of
the Gators' 72 points, including
two three-point goals. Chris Col-
vin added 14 for Wewahitchka,
also scoring two three-pointers.
The Gators had a 26-18 lead
at half time, then went on to
score big in the last half.
The Gators will be at Poplar
Springs Friday.
Score by quarters:
Wewa 12 14 20 24-72
Altha 14 4 14 19-51
Wewa-Lawton 11-1-24, Col-
vin 3-6-14, Rouse 1-4-6, Williams
4-1-9, Peterson, 2-0-4, Jones 1 0-
2, Loumas 2-0-5, Carter 2-094,
Roberts 1-0-2, Vann 1-0-2.
Altha-Brooks 2-3-7, King 8-
1-17, Adkins 2-4-8, Hollisl-0-2,
Martin2-5-9, Willis 4-0-8.

Toby Thomas shoots the ball
from the outside in the champi-
onship game of the Gulf County
Classic held during the holi-
days. #-
Photos by Bird

as' 16. Thomas also led with eight
rebounds and seven assists.
SOther Sharks scoring for St.
Joe were: Joe Price 10, Jason
Maxwell eight, Des Baxter six;
Antwione Allen four, Terrance
Williams and Damon Walker,
each with three, and Tarus Riley
and Marcus Manning, each with

Lady Sharks

Keep On

The Lady Sharks resumed
their schedule Tuesday night,
with a win over the Mosley Dol-
phins, in the Coliseum. The
Sharks came from behind in the
second half, holding the Dolphins
to only eight points in the second
half of the game.
Kendra McDaniel scored 10
points and grabbed 20 rebounds
for Port St. Joe. Charron Ward
had 11 points while Joni Peak
added 10.
Port St. Joe is now 5-1 on the
Score by quarters:
Sharks 4 8 10 15-37
Mosley 8 11 6 2-27
PSJ-Peak 3-4-10, McDaniel
5-0-10, Maxwell 1-0-2, Ward 4-3-
11, Wood 2-0-4.
Mosley-Cannon 4-3-11, Jo-
hannsson 3-2-8, Rhodes 1-0-2
Hawkins 1-0-2, Werle 2-0-4.

LeBlanc Promoted
by Centel Cellular
Randall. LeBlanc has been
promoted to General Manager for
Centel Cellular's Panama City op-
erations. The appointment was ef-
fective December 7.
LeBlanc, who reports to Steve
Messer, Area Operations Manager
for northwest Florida and south-
eastern Alabama, is responsible
for the day to day operations of
Centel Cellular's sales and serve
offices located on Highway 77 in
Panama City and on Reid Avenue
in Port St. Joe.
LeBlanc replaces Kurt Bag-
well, who was promoted to Re-
gional Marketing Manager for the
company's southeast regional of-
fice based in Tallahassee. Centel
Cellular's southeast regional of-
fice covers all cellular operations
in northwest Florida, southeast-
ern Alabama and several areas of
South Carolina Including Green-
ville and Charleston.
LeBlanc comes from Talla-
hassee, where he was operating
as Regional Customer Service
Trainer for the southeast region.
He began his career with Centel
in Gainesville in 1990 in Custom-
er Service.

The Sharks' schedule for the
coming week has them visiting in
Blountstown Friday, at home to
#3 ranked Quincy Shanks Satur-
day and in Marianna Tuesday of
next week.
The Lady Sharks will host
Bay High tonight and visit Carra-
belle Tuesday. The Lady Sharks
have lost only once this season.

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him the weather has changed.
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This Saturday the Twenty-Sixth Annual Gulf
County Young Woman of the Year program
will be held in the Port St. Joe Elementary
Auditorium. Seventeen young ladies from
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka will be vying for
the 1993 Title of Outstanding Young Woman.
We salute these young ladies who were
selected to participate. We're proud of the
. and we're proud of our hometown.

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Prepare Your Plants Now for Cold

Although we haven't had any
severe cold weather this winter, it
doesn't mean we won't have some
freezing temperatures within the
next three months. So be pre-
'pared. Through thoughtful plan-
fning you can minimize freeze
damage to your landscape plants.
Surprising as it may sound, loca-
tion has a lot to do with how well
plants tolerate cold weather.
Obviously, the most impor-
tant factors determining how bad-
ly a plant will be damaged by cold
weather are how cold it gets, and
how long it stays cold. But, we
shouldn't overlook the fact that
certain characteristics of the
planting site and its location
within the overall landscape, also

affect the degree of injury a plant
will receive during a freeze.
In this article I'll give you
some ideas about locating plants
in the landscape to help them tol-
erate cold weather. My informa-
tion was provided by Extension
Urban Horticulture specialist, Dr.
Robert Black, of the University of
Florida's Institute of Food and Ag-
ricultural Sciences.
In deciding where to plant a
tender landscape ornamental,
look for a spot with good air and
water drainage. Air drainage may
sound like a strange idea, but it
makes sense. We know that cold
air is heavier than warmnner air.
You don't want to plant a tender
ornamental in a low area where

"The Exciting Place to Worship"

W first Baptist Church

,.102 Third Street
Port St. Joe, Florida


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

Morning Church..................9:00 a.m. CT
I Church School..................10:00 a.m. CT
Nursery Provided
Charles M. Parker, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director

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

Pine Street Overstreet
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

Highland View
United Methodist Church
Corner of 4th St. & Parker Ave.
Highland View
Lynwood R. Wynne, Pastor
Sunday School ...................10 a.m.
Morning Worship ........................11 a.m.
Evening W orship .....................................6 p.m .
Pd. thru 3/25/93




Sunday School 9 am
10 am and 6 pm

First Union Bank
Building Upstairs

Nursery Birth-3 yrs.
Everyone Welcome

S. ,

Florida Garden

Extension Notes
Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service

the coldest air will collect and set-
tie. The location should be open
enough to permit air movement,
but it should be protected from
cold winds by other plants, hedg-
es, fences, or similar barriers.
Good soil drainage is always
important. If your plant is in a
poorly drained spot, it can suffer
root damage during wet weather.
This will make the plant more
vulnerable to cold injury when
freezing temperatures strike.
We also know that shade can
reduce cold damage. Plants in
shady locations will go dormant
earlier in the fall, and remain dor-
mant longer in the spring, than ;
plants in exposed locations.
Plants in some degree of dorman-
cy tolerate cold weather better
than actively growing plants. So,
from a cold protection standpoint,
a location under pines or other,
trees that give light shade should
be preferable for tender ornamen-
tals which don't need full sun.
Morning shade is particularly

*fiimportant. Plants which ;have
,been frozen will suffer less dam-
age if 'they thaw out slowly.
Plants exposed to morning sun
will obviously thaw more quickly /
than plants which have morning
.shade. For this reason, plants on
'the north and west sides of a
house usually will have less cold
damage than plants on the east
and south sides.
Finally, do everything you
can to keep your landscape
plants in good condition all year
long. Healthy plants resist cold
damage, and snap back after it
occurs, much better than un-
healthy plants which have al-
ready been damaged by insects,
diseases, or lack of fertilizer. So,
to reduce cold injury, plant ten-
der ornamentals in areas with
good water and air drainage, and
good air circulation. But, avoid
low planting spots and those ex-
posed to high winds. And, most
importantly, maintain strong,
healthy plants throughout the

IP/Arizona Acquire

Norwegian Refiner

International Paper and the
Norwegian-based Peterson Group
have completed an agreement un-
der which International Paper,
has acquired the Peterson chemi-
cal division in Greaker, Norway.
The acquisition was effective De-
cember 31.
The Peterson facility refines '
tall oil, a byproduct of the paper-.
making process, for a variety of
industrial uses. Through its sub-
sidiary Arizona Chemical, Inter-
national Paper produces and
markets an extensive line of prod-,
ucts based on tall oil, turpentine
and hydrocarbons. Arizona
Chemical is headquartered in'
Panama City, with nine manufac-
turing facilities. -
Arizona Chemical general
manager Manco -L. Snapp said
the acquisition allows Arizona
Chemical to provide.. improved
customer service and expand pro-
duction capacity in Europe.
'We foresee a good future in,
the expanding European market,.
and the Peterson facility puts us,
in position to grow with that mar-
ket," Snapp said. "The Peterson
Group chemical division, is a
modem facility with excellent
quality and a low cost position.
Our customers insist on consis-
tent quality of products and ser-

vice, and this acquisition will en-
hance our ability to satisfy their
Arizona Chemical, headquar-
tered in Panama City, is a leading
supplier of resins to the adhe-
sives, ink and chewing gum mar-
kets. The division also supplies
fatty acids, rosins, terpenes, and
their derivatives, in addition to
hydrocarbon and modified hydro-
carbon resins, to a variety of in-
'Arizona Chemical has facili-
ties in Panama City, Pensacola
and Port St. Joe; Gulfport and Pi-
cayune, Mississippi; Oakdale and
Springhill, Louisiana; and San-
dame, Sweden in addition to the
new facility. Te division' employs
approximately 1,035 people.
Internation;fh4l quartered in Purchase, New York,
is a worldwide producer of a
broad range of paper and forest
products. The company is a ma-
jor supplier of printing and writ-
ing papers, paperboard and pack-
aging products and wood
products. It also operates special-
ty products businesses and dis-
tribution systems: International
Paper has manufacturing opera-
tions in 26 countries and exports
its products to more than 130

Catch the Sirit

Constitutio.nac4 pmenw
S'Port St. Jo

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.
REV. ZEDOC BAXTER, Pastor JEFF BARNES, Youth/Music Director

The Family Church
252 Avenue E, Port St. Joe, Florida n 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.

You are always welcome and visitors are desired at
St. James Episcopal Church
309 Sixth Street Port St. Joe

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Each Sunday......... 7:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School................... 9:45 a.m.

The REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


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First Union Changes

Mutual Fund Name

The new year will bring a new
name for the Salem Funds, a
$2.5 billion family of mutual
funds available through First Un-
Effective January 4, 1993,
the funds will be called the First
Union Funds. Also in January,
two new funds, the U.S. Govern-
ment Portfolio and the North Car-
olina Municipal Bond Portfolio,
will be added to the family. The
new funds will make a total of
nine retail mutual fund portfolios
for which First Union's Capital
Management Group serves as in-
vestment adviser.
"Changing the name to First
Union Funds closely associates
the name of the fund with the
bank, bringing to bear the history
of exceptional service and high
quality associated with the First
Union name," said Marc Lieber-
man, First Union's mutual fund
vice president in the Capital Man-
agement Group.
The two new funds join the
seven existing First Union Funds:
Balanced;' Fixed Income; Insured
Tax Free; Tax Free Money Market;
Treasury Money Market; Money
Market; and Value. Federated Se-
curities is administrator and- dis-
tributor of the First Union Funds.

Investments in the First Union
Funds are not deposits or obliga-
tions of First Union, are not guar-
anteed by First Union and are not'
insured by the FDIC or any other
government agency. Fund share-
holders will receive a supplement
to the prospectus in connection
with the name change in a De-
cember mailing.
First Union's Capital Manage-
ment GroUp is the trust and, In-
vestment arm of. the bank. ,The
group offers investment manage-
ment and administrative services
to corporations for various pen-,
sion, profit sharhig: and 401(k)
plans, as well as individual trust
accounts, endowments and foun-
dations across the Southeast.
First Union Corporation is
the nation's 12th largest bank
holding company, based on as-
sets of $48.3 billion as of Septem-
ber 30, 1992, and operates 898
banking offices in Florida, North
Carolina, 'South Carolina, Georgia
and one banking office in Tennes-
see, and 200 nonbanking offices
in 36 states. When First Union's
pending mergers have been com- ,
pleted, the corporation will have
approximately 1,300 banking of-
fices and assets of approximately
$66 billion.

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10 a.m. Sunday 11 a.m. Sunday
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(Proverbs 16:24)
Presented by the church of Christ
The church meets at the corner of
20th Street and Marvin Avenue.
K P.O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Highland View
United Methodist Church
Corner of 4th St. & Parker Ave.
Highland View
Lynwo6d R. Wynne, Pastor.
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1978 Ford pickup, $900. Call
647-3223. ,tfc 1/7
Buick, Skylarkl, 1984, at, ac, ps,
pb, tilt, exterior 2-tone original paint,
interior like new,, engine and compo-
nents extra clean, $2,450. Call 229-
8762 or see at 1906 Monument.
Itp 1/7

1987 GMC pickup truck, Sierra
Classic, low mileage. For more infor-
mation call 647-5196. Itp 1/7

42 ft. houseboat, 115 hp John-
.son, air cond., hot water heat, show-
er, VHF radio, hydraulic steering,
5,500 watt generator, sleeps 6, see at
Breakaway Motel & Marind, Apalachi-
cola or &a1 (904) 653-8941 fotr addi-
tional information. Price $15,000.00.
I 8tpl/7

Johnson 25 h.p. motor, excellent
'condition, low hours, $450. Call 229-
6639 after 6:00 p.m. tff 1/7
Call Steve at 227-1687 after b p.m.
tfc 1/7

Our love, prayers and support
are with you.
We know the real you, gentle,
loving & kind. We know how so
much has been distorted, but as
long as those that matter know
the real you and truth, that's all
that matters. We're all with you.
In love & peace,
Your Family
S and Many Friends

Want to buy small, used utility
trailer. Call 647-3223. tfc 1/7
Want to buy: Small outbuildings,
will move off present property. 229-


St. Joe Beach, 230 Bay St, 2
bdrm.. 2 ba. mobile home, w/65' sun
room, 2 porches, furn., 6 months
lease, $300 month + $200 damage de-
posit. Call collect, 904-433-9479.
1 2tc 1/7

One furnished trailer and 2 trail-
er lots in Highland View. Call 227-
0160. 2tc 1/7
2 bdrm., 2 ba.,.2 story town-
house, Gilf Aire Sub.;I screen porch.
access to pool, tents court, beach,
furnished* or unfurnished, call 904-
656-7733 evenings. 2tc 1/7
One bedroom ocean view cottage,
St. Joe Beach, $225 rent, $100 sectfr-
ity deposit. Call 1-704-827-2502 col-
lect to arrange showing, partially fur-
nished. 2tc'12/31
Libert 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. Stpve & re-
frig. furn., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm.,
apts., on-site manager.
Eqkal 'Opportunity Housing
Complex. Rent is based oh income.
This complex is funded 'by the
Farmers Home Administration and
managed by Advisdrs, Realty.
Call 229-653A 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
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 in St. Joe Beach. 2
bdrm. 14'x60' $275 month. Call 648-
5323. 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.
Small two bedroom trailer. Also 3
bedroom trailer. Deposit, no pets.
648-8211. tfc 1/7
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. tfc 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

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

Yard Sale: Saturday, Jan. 9, 8-1.
775 Hayes Ave. Highland View. Pots,
pans, clothes, Princess House, kitch-
enware, brand new Coleman stove
with 2 bottles of gas, books and lots
more. It 1/7
Yard Sale rain or shine, Satur-
day, Jan. 9th, 6 miles south of Wewa.
Hwy. 71 across from Lighthouse
Church. Stackable washer/dryer,
sofa, queensize semi-waveless wa-
terbed mattress with heater and pad.
Household items, clothes, 639-5804
after 5:30. Itp 1/7
Yard Sale: Saturday, Jan. 9, 8
a.m. to 2 p.m. Corner of Gulf Aire &
Buccaneer, St. Joe Beach.
Garage Sale: Furniture, toys,
clothes, household items, Cape Plan-
tation at the airport "Big Brown
House", Saturday, 9:00 1:00.
Yard Sale: Jan. 7, 8, 9 and 10th.
Elec. hospital bed, wheelchair, walk-
ers, canes, adult potty chairs, washer,
26 cu. ft. chest freezer, Ig. kitchen ta-
ble & 2 benches, old trunks, bed
clothes, some clothing & misc. Ponde-
rosa Pines #6 (near Jones Homestead)
Garage Sale: Saturday, Jan. 9, 8
till 11. 212 Tapper Dr., Ward Ridge.
Rain or shine. Itc 1/7

For internal parasites, tender-
pads, and ear problems, ask
LAWN & GARDEN, 229-2727
POWDER. Available O-T-C.
rite 19/ql

Furniture for sale, new & used.
Modem dining set $400 never used,
end tables, bedroom set white with
poster bed, twin mattresses. 229-
8518 in evenings after 7:00 p.m'
ltc 1/7
Color TV's for sale, 25" Magna-
vox, beautiful condition, $110. 19"
Magnavox beautiful picture $75.
Trade in or sell your broken stuff. Call
Swinarm Jim, 647-3116.
2tp 1/7,
Rugs: 7'x9', $15; 3'x7' $10. Full
springs & mattress $35. Queen mat-
tress $15. 648-8575. Itc 1/7
Hospital bed, good condition, call
229-8433. Itp 1/7
Attention Attention Atten-
tion: Lawn service & tractor work, B
& J Enterprise, reasonable rates. Call
827-2805 or 827-2876. 52tp 1/7
Blue sofa & recliner $300; sofa
table $40; single bed $40; oak desk
$50; sewing desk $45; sofa & chair
$150; table & 4 chairs $50. Call 229-
6182. Itc 1/7
'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.

Firewood, $50 per truckload. Call
227-2112 or 648-5628 after p.m.
tfc 1/7
Travel trailer, 1976 28' Terry,
great for hunting camp, easily sleeps
four, ac/heat,stove, srefrig. In good
cond. Has wooden deck that goes with
' trailer, $1,995. Call Bart Reid, 648-
8588 or Harry at 1-800-535-0887.
4tp 12/10
Mobile home,- 12'x65', 2 bdrm., 1
ba. cen. h/a, covered deck, lattice
skirting, 9'xlO' 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. tfc 1/7
Western Auto Special. Computer
spin balance 4 tires and tire rotation.
$1995. 227-1105." '' tfcl /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, Tyfi-
dall Parkway, near Hwy. 22, Panama
City, FL 32404. 763-7443. 1
pd. thru 9/1/93
Port St. Joe Western Auto now
honoring Panama City'Western Aulo
Co. store advertised tire sale prices.
Sears Card now at Port St Joe West-,
em Auto. Discover'TOOl Also Com-
puter Wheel AligrnlnentC 227-1105.
tfc 1/7
FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage and envelope sdtpplied.
Send request to Bible Study, P. 0.
Box 758. Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
tfc 1/7

Mature, responsible babysitter
'Tuesday Friday, my home or yours,
229-6314. 2tp 1/7
Help needed after school to
watch 2 children, 3 hours a day, 2 to
3 days a week. Some weekend nights
occasionally, references and transpor-
tation required. tfc 1/7

ALASKA. JOBS Earn up to
$30,000 in three months fishing Sal-
mon. Also construction, canneries, oil
fields plus more! For immediate re-
spone call 1-504-646-4505, ext.
K6800, 24 hrs. Itp 1/7

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
R.N., L.P.N., E.M.T., M.A., per-
form paramedical evaluations for life
insurance applicants. Full or' part-
time. We supply training and equip-
ment. Phlebotomy experience re-
quire.d Call.1-800-243-6954.
IXn : u .'.,


American Legion Bingo Thurs-
day night, 7:30 p.m... Cash prizes.
Early bird 5:00 p.m. Meetings. Ist
Monday of each month, 8:00 p.m.
__ Utic 1/7
_ Port St Joe Lodge No. 111
'\X Reg. Stated Communication
Il'st and 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m., Masonic Hall, 214
Reid Ave.
Donald Scott, W.M.
Fred Nehrings, Sec. "
tfc 1/7

Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septip tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box A IC, Port St. Joe
Phone 229-6018
ffc 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 tock and ready to Install..
Call Oakley's Cars & Trucks
Corner 2nd Ave. & Madison St., Oak Grove
227-1294 ffc 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. usi/7

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

Wauneta's Accounting
& Income Tax

Wauneta Brewer- St. Joe Beach

Maddox Construction Company
SNew Homes 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 Vc 1/7

E00992 / Electrical Installation
4A0054 B 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 tfc I/ 904/229-6821


Independent Sales Representbtive
211 AlIen Mmnorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229460 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.
tfc 1/7

Sewing and alterations, drapes,
complete outfits, repairs. Also cus-
tom fit sofa and chair slip covers.
Call Daisy at Allne'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 tfc 1/7.

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

1 St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
Small Engine Repairs
Factory Warranty Center

Weedeaters a.
Tillers 1
, Chain saws I
Generators |

Engine Sales

706 1st St.-St. Joe

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
Lic. #RB0030039, RC 0038936
'Where Quality Is Higher
Than Price"
S tf. 1/7

Additional Jacks
Outside Extensions
Free Estimates
Voice Pager 227-2768
tfc 1/7
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St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 1st St.
Phone 227-2112
fc 1/7

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


Sears Catalog Sales
410 Reid Ave. i i/7

Harmon's Heavy Equipment Co.
Specializing In Black Top Soil
648-8924 or 648-5767 if no answer tc 1/?

SShingles R
Re-Roofing Free Estimates

4 647-3219 1

Ed "The Beaches" <-
Eddie "Smarter Than Water? -7 Lydia

Small Engine Repair

Lawn Mowers
Weed Eaters -
Chain Saws
\ '* Generators S
328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe -tfc /7


House and -2 lots, H highland
View, 2nd Ave. Chain link fence. 229-
6694 o4 229-7247. tfc 1/7

For Sale by Owner: Furnished 2
bdrm. house on Burgess Creek. Lot
size 86'x350', from Magnolia Road to
S Creek, private boat landing. Cen. heat
and elec. appliances. Large screened
in 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

1/2 acre lot on beautiful Chipola
River, clear, rey for building. Call
(904) 762-8597 after 5 p.m.
t fc 1/7

New 3 bdrnm, 2 ba. home, 1400
fL 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.
Road, 1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9
miles south of Wewa. Owner financ-
ing. Call 229-6961. tfe 1/7

Our company Is 418 stores strong.
We alre the "Number One" publicly
owned furniture chain in the na-
tion, adding stores each year, thus
we are in constant need of good
people to join our team.
Due to recent promotions, we have
the following positions available.:
Procurement Coordinator
& Cashier collector.
The 2 individuals who join our
team must be:
1. Career-minded
2. Able to work well with customers
& co-workers
3. Willing to work on Sat urdays
4. Self-motivated
5. Ability to handle money accu-
6. Computer training helpful
7. Able to handle collections
8. Organizational ability essential

209-211 Reid Ave.
Phone 227-1277

Correctional Officer. Must
have completed a 400 hr. basic
recruiter training course in cor-
rections, be a high school grad-
uate, U.S. citizen, 19 yrs. of
age, no felony convictions or
misdemeanors involving perjury
or false statements, drug free &
pass a vigorous background in-
vestigation. A State of Florida
application must be submitted
to Region I Office, 4610 High-
way 90 E., Marianna, FL
32446. Pos. #16284 & Pos.
#16296, Closing date 1/14/93.
Application must be submitted
for each position number ap-
plied for.

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,
Overstreet. Partially cleared comer
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

50x150 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

Looking for a cold weather dog
food without spending a fortune? Ask
DOG FOOD. Specifically formulated
for hunting dogs & growing pups.
12tc 1/7

VA Provides Burial Markers, Headstones

VA Provides Burial Markers, Headstones

: 221 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
(904) 227-1450
State Certified Residential Appraiser #0001273
Mortgage Rates Are Low, Now Is The Time To Buy!
Frances Chason 229-8747
Charles Shoaf 227-7429 Doris Strickland 229-8988
1312 Marvin Avenue: Well kept 3 BR, 2 bath masonry home. Central h/a, applianc-
esoutside storage and shallow well. Back yard overlooks golf course. $65,000.
Oak Grove: 2 BR, 1 bath frame home on 60' x 125' lot. Chain link fence. $21,000.
1106 Long Ave.: 3 BR, 2 bath home w/workshop and rear entrance, front and rear
decks. Recently remodeled, well/pump for lawn. $62,000.
201 Woodward Ave.: 3 BR, 1 bath home located on lot zoned commercial with 95'
on Woodward and 287 on First Street. $25,000.
121Hunter Circle: 3 bedroom, 1 bath masonry & brick home, central h/a & outside
storage. $52,400.00.
.1616 Long Ave.: 2 story duplex, newly redecorated, good rental record. $49,000.00.
127. Plantation Drive, Cape Plantation: 3 BR, 2 bath brick home with shower in
double garage. Total electric. Exclusive neighborhood. Ideal for golfer, retired
people or young family. Many extras! Small equity and assume. $95,000.00.
1314 Garrison Ave.: 2 BR, 1 bath home with double carport on 1 1/2 lots, fenced
back yard. $36,900. $29,500.00.
517 4th St.: Charming older 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in great condition, new roof,
517 1/2 4th St.: Apartment building with two furnished apartments, each two bed-
room, 1 bath. A Great Investment! Rent from apartments could make your mort-
gage payments. Good rental record. BOTH FOR ONLY $60,000.00. Reduced
to $55,000.00.
Gulf front Beach Cottage: Completely furnished 2 BR, 2 BA, kitchen with eating
area, living room, ready to move in! Asking $122,900.00.
Between 3rd and 4th Street, Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach: 3 BR, 2 ba home with large
glassed in front porch. Completely furnished. $125,000.00.
3rd Ave., Beacon Hill: Two bedroom, 1 bath home, 3 blocks from the Beach, ideal
for young couple or retired couple, 1 1/2 lots, fenced in yard with fruit trees,
quiet neighborhood. $45,000.00.
Hwy. 71: Nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath frame home with large kitchen, living room-dining
room combo, and screened back porch. $32,500.
8th St.: 2 nice lots 50' x 170' each, located in good residential area. $22,000.
Priced to Sell: 2 lots cleared and ready to build on. 177' frontage. $8,600 for both.
100 x 200 town lot, choice location.
Overstreet: 13 acres near bridge and canal with many nice oaks and fronts on
paved street.
8th St.: 1 1/2 nice lots, 75'x170', only $12,000.00.
1908 & 1910 Long Ave.: 2 nice high lots, 60x140 and 68x172.
Cape San Bias: 270 ft. prime Gulf frontage 600 ft. deep. Will sell or all part.
Mexico Beach, 43rd St.: Nice canal lot w/city dock across street, 71'x90'. $39,000.
Chipola Cut Off PRICED FOR QUICK SALE 3 lots ONLY $8,000.00.
St. Joseph Shores: Owner will listen to offers on this 3 acres with 231 ft. of highway
Port St. Joe: 301 Woodu zd ed commercial, 75x150. Reduced to $40,000,00
Howard Creek: 60 x 130 lot. Only $1,800.00
1616 Long Ave.: 3BR, 1 bath. $275 $100 deposit.
EOW 1/7

slan Gulf War. Before enactment
of the new law, reservists who
had served on active duty only for
'training were not eliglble for these
benefits. The law now makes eli-
gible all who have completed at
least 20 years of qualifying re-
serve duty.
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cal year 1992 than in any other
year since the establishment of
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or granite flat marker types.
Bronze niche markerss are also
available.' Headstones and mark-
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mark the graves of veterans in
national cemeteries and state vet-
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tion, they are also provided to
mark graves of veterans in other
cemeteries, including private ce-
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curs in a private cemetery, how-
ever,' VA does not pay for the cost
of placing the gravemarker.
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headstone and marker program.
including application Information,
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of Memorial Programs (403), Na,-
tonal] Cemetery System, Depart-
ment of Veterans Affairs, Wash-
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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-
neering Proposal", no later than 5:00 p.m., EST,
January 12. 1993.
The Board of County Commissioners will se-
lect a firm that Is deemed the most qualified based
upon the following criteria:
1. Past record of firm
2. Specialized experience or technical
expertise of firm
3. Capacity of firm to perform work
4. Location and Response time of
5. Familiarity with Gulf County and
its needs
6. Professional Registration with the
State of Florida.
Firms submitting proposals should include
In submittal 1) Standard Form 254, 2) Staff Re-
sumes and Company Narratives.
Publish: December 31, 1992 and January 7. 1993.
Pursuant to Florida Statutes, Section
235.215 (Energy Efficiency Contracting Act), Gulf
County School Board, Gulf County Courthouse,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456-1698 will receive state-
ments of qualifications and performance data for
the selection of an Energy Efficiency Contractor
(EEC). Selection process will adhere to Florida
Statutes. Chapter 287.055 (Consultants Competi-
tive Negotiations Act). The selected EEC shall be a
qualified provider pursuant to Florida Statutes,
Chapters 471, 481, 489. Selected EEC shall be
able to provide a "Guaranteed Energy Savings Con-
tract" for the evaluation and recommendation of
energy conservation measures, including the de-
sign and installation of equipment to implement
one or more of such measures. Such contract may
Include repair or replacement of existing energy re-
lated equipment owned by Gulf County School
Board. The contract will state that all costs. In-
cluding professional fees and financing charges
are to be paid for from the energy and operational
savings created by the program.
The district will be accepting statements of
qualifications until 10:00 a.m. on January 26,
1993. Please submit three (3) copies of statements
which may be completed on ALA documents 254/
255 forms. Submittals should be mailed or pre-
sented in a sealed envelope or package marked
"RFQ Energy 1" and include as a minimum the fol-
1)owin General Information outlining the
organization and qualifications for
providing such services.
2) A list of similar school projects
completed in Florida, Georgia, and
Alabama with recommendations
from clients listed.
3) A list of Comprehensive Customer
Training Programs available at
both corporate headquarters and
locally, for the training of the
maintenance personnel on HVAC
4) General descripuon of energy/
operations savings guarantee ou.
lining he ECCas accouniabllily
5) Performance bonding information.
A qualified provider to whom the
contract is awarded shall provide
a 100-percent project value bond
to the school district for Its faith-
ful performance, as required by
chapter 287.
Final selection will be made In accordance
with the policies and administrative directives of
Gulf County School Board and other statutory pro-
All questions concerning this request shall
be submitted to Charles T. Watson, Director of
Support Services, (904) 229-8256.
By: /s/ B. Walter Wilder
Gulf County School Board
Publish: January 7, 14, and 21, 1993.
The Department of Environmental Regulation gives
notice of Its Intent to issue a permit to Barry A.
Swihart, Regional Environmental Supervisor. Gen-
eral Chemical Corporation, 1427 Central Avenue,
East Point, Georgia 30364 to operate an industrial
wastewater treatment and disposal system with a
design capacity of 14,400 gallons per day. The fa-
cility Is located on State Highway 71, Port St. Joe,
Section 6, Township 8 South, Range 10 West, Gulf
County, Florida. This wastewater results from the
manufacture of liquid aluminum sulfate (alum) at
a batch operation plant.
A person whose substantial interests are af-
fected by the Department's proposed permitting
decision may petition for an administrative pro-
ceeding (hearing In accordance with Section
120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must con-
tain the Information set forth below and must be
filed (received) in the Office of General Counsel of
'the Department at 2600 Blair Stone Road, Talla-
hassee, Florida 32399-2400, within 14 days of the
publication of this intent. Petitioner shall mail a
copy of the petition to the applicant at the address
Indicated above at the time of filing. Failure to file
a petition within this time period shall constitute a
waiver of any right such person may have to re-
quest an administrative determination (hearing)
under Section 120.57, Florida Statutes.
The Petition shall contain the following Infor-
mation:e lowing infor-
(a) The name, address, and telephone num-
ber of each petitioner, the applicant's name and
address, the Department Permit File Number and
Ithe county in which the project Is proposed;
(b) A statement of how and when each peti-
tioner received notice of the Department's actions
or proposed action:
(c) A statement of how each petitioner's sub-

stantial interests are allected by the Department's
action or proposed action;
(d) A statement of the material facts disputed
by Pe&itloner, If any;
(e) A statement of facts which petitioner con-
tends warrant reversal or modification of the De-
partment's action or proposed action;
(1) A statement of which rules or statutes pe-
titioner contends require reversal or modification
of the Department's action or proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by peti-
tioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wants
the Department to take with respect to the Depart-
ment's action or proposed action.
If a petition is filed, the administrative hear-
ing process is designed to formulate agency action.
Accordingly, the Department's final action may be
different from the position taken by it in this no-
tice. Persons whose substantial interests will be af-
fected by any decision of the Department with re-
gard to the applications) have the right to petition
to become a party to the proceeding. The petition
must conform to the requirements specified above
and be filed (received) within 14 days of publica-
tion of this notice in the Office of General Counsel
at the above address of the Department. Failure to
petition within the allowed time frame constitutes
a waiver of any right such person has to request a
hearing under Section 120.57, F.S., and to partici-
pate as a party to this proceeding. Any subsequent
intervention will only be at the approval of the pre-
siding officer upon motion filed pursuant to Rule
28-5.207, F.A.C.
The application is available for public inspec-
tion during business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through Friday. except legal holi-
days, at the Northwest District, 160 Governmental
Center, Pensacola, Florida.
Publish: January 7, 1993.
BID NO. 9293-07
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation interested In sell-
ing the County the following described personal
4 MSA Self-contained breathing ap-
paratuses. Type: Ultra Lite II without
case. Each unit must meet NFPA-
OSHA and all current standards. Each
unit must be complete with back-
pack, regulator, face mask and bottle
30 minute air time.
4 MSA SCBA air bottles 30 min. air
supply to be used with the Ultra-Lite
Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver
unit on specified date will be set at $25.00 per
Please Indicate on envelope that this is a
Sealed bid, the Bid Number, and what the bid is
'Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock, p.m.,
ET, January 26, 1993. at the Office of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
Fifth. Street. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The
Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
BY: /s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.
Publish: January 7 and 14, 1993.
Sealed proposals will be'received in the office
of the,.Clty Clerk, 305,.FIfth Street..Port StL Joe,
Florida, until 4:30 p.m., January 16, 1993, for
Municipal Engineering Services (RFP #03-93) and
Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant Engineer-
.ing and Environmental Sciences Consulting Ser-
. vices (RFP #04-93).
Request for Proposal documents may be ob-
tained from the City Clerk's Office, 305 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, telephone (904)
229-8261, Monday through Friday, between 8:00
a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Proposals will be publicly
opened and read at 8:00 p.m., January 16, 1993,
In the City Commission Chambers, City Hall, 305
Fifth Street, Port St Joe, Florida.
/s/ Jim Maloy, City Clerk
Publish: January 7 and 14, 1993.


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The Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) has announced that
recent legislation now extends eli-
gibility for government head-
stones, markers and burial flags',
to certain military reservists.
In general, veterans dis-
charged from active duty under'
conditions other than dishonora-:
ble are eligible for a government-';
provided headstone or marker,
and burial flag. Many reservists
already meet this eligibility re-
quirement because of active duty
during periods such as the Per-


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