The star
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 Material Information
Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: June 8, 1995
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Hurricane Allison A Wimp Among Storms

.. The.Storm That "Couldn't", Strikes "Somewhere In
E 7[ Between" On Gulf Coast In Panhandle with High Tides

Florida Power Corporation's line crews
were ready to restore electrical power if
there were to be an outage. Here they re-

move a tree which has fallen across one of
their lines on C-30. An occasional fallen tree
was the most serious damage reported.

Annual Spring Art Show Open House

This Evening at Union Bank Building

A special display of the artistic objects
produced by Gulf County artists will be
shown in an open house setting this evening
[Thursday] and all day Friday, open to free
viewing by the public.
The Chamber of Commerce-sponsored
Fourth Annual Art Spring Art Show, .on dis-
play all this week. will have its special view-
ing tonight and will be on display all day to-
morrow, until 5:00 p.m. The show is being
held at the First Union Bank building in its,
upstairs suite of offices. Refreshments will be
served at the evening showing tonight.
The special open house viewing will be
open to the public between the hours of 7 toa
9 p.m.
Tamara-Lalne, Chamber executive direc-
tor and chairman of the show said, 'The peo-
ple of Gulf County continue to astonish me

with the quality and variety of their artistic
talent. We have never had a lack-luster
showing of artistic subjects in any of the four
years the show has been presented, and this
year's show is no exception."
The St. Joseph's Bay Art Exhibit has
grown in number of entrants and spectator
*- Irnest each.year of the showing. The show,
features wood carvings, oil and water paint-
ings, photography, macrame, needlepoint,
paintings on such unique objects as circular
saw blades, sea shells, and many other inter-
esting and unique objects.
Laine said this year's show has more
painting and photographic art on display
than in the past.
One exhibit this year, which is different
from past entries, is a display of cast bronze

Hurricane "Allison" was al-
most the hurricane that never
was, striking the mythical town of
"In Between," lying somewhere
between Mexico Beach and Apa-
lachicola, causing damage which
was greatly exaggerated by antici-
Gulf County suffered only
minimal damage, compared to
other storms of hurricane force
which have struck in such close
proximity. High tidal waters at
low-lying locations inside the Bay
caused the most damage In the
Port St. Joe area, and even the
rising water stopped short of
floods which have caused consid-
erable damage in past storms.-
Wind damage was isolated to
about three or four trees being
undermined and blown over In
the C-30 area along the shores of
SL Joseph Bay In a low marshy
area, barely above 'sea level.
Hurricane "Allison" seemed to
lose all Its blustery .courage as it
neared 'The Red-Neck Riviera" of
Florida, and back(',(ts wind force
down from a reported "occasional
gusts of 90 miles ,per hour" and
sustained winds 9f 75 miles per
h6ur-just above the 74 MPH
which classifies a blow as a hurri-
cane. When the st6rm made land-
fall. winds were reported to have
diminished to gusts of 55 MPH.
Even then "Allison" seemed to
break up into a summer squall
only a few miles before it reached
landfall around the Apalachicola
area. Weather bulletins reported
that no "eye" was visible-another
characteristic of hurricanes-less
than two hours before the full
brunt of the storm was felt along
the coast early Monday morning.
, .--A few shingles-were-lifted and
'blown off houses in the St. Jo-
seph Peninsula area. but no ap-
preciable property damage was
reported or witnessed.
The Gulf County Commission
Issued a mandatory evacuation
order for all low-lying coastal lo-
cations between Highland View,
westward to the Simmons' Bayou,
and Cape San Bias areas, to the
county. line, when more ommi-
rious reports of potential storm
damage were being received. The
.Board also suspended the sale of

alcoholic beverages at 6:00. p.m.,
A Star photographer toured
what was reported to be the area
worst hit in Gulf County, Monday
morning while the rains were still
coming down, and found slight,
flooding in the Simmons Bayou
area, where rising tides threat-
ened the buildings of Presnell's
Fish Camp and commercial fish-
eries operation buildings along
the shore of the Bay in the same
area. None of the damage such as
boats being washed ashore and,
deposited on the highway, or even
across the road were evident, as
they have been with past storms.
Even mobile homes, the perennial
victims of windstorms, were left
virtually untouched by this one.

Angry surf pounded the Pe-
ninsula area along the Gulf of
Mexico, and "Allison" flexed what
muscle she possessed in an at-
tempt to cause erosion damage
along the coast of the Peninsula,
but even that vulnerable location
suffered nothing more than the
usual debris a severe storm de-
The Stars official, unofficial
weather source, Emily Simmons
reported the Port St. Joe area
only received a much-needed four
inches of rainfall between late
Sunday. afternoon through Mon-
day noon, when the storm rains
stopped and the sun peeked
through once again.
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Four inches of rain and storm-related high tides in St.
Joseph Bay caused some low-lying areas to have more water
than they really wanted but not more than they could han-
dle. This slight flooding was witnessed in the Simmon's Bay-
ou area, but the same situation existed in other locations
along the edge of St. Joseph's Bay for most of Monday. High
Tides prevented the vicinity's drainage system from carry-
ing off excess water, but it was all over by the end of the day
Monday. .

Gulf County In the Fishing Business

/ Special Meeting Friday Takes Advantage of Law's Provision
// / U In Order to Protect Investment In Giant Freezer Facilities

Scenes like the one shown here may still be common-
place if a Gulf County attempt to salvage the fishing busi-
ness here succeeds.

In a special meeting of the
Gulf County Commission held
.Monday afternoon, Gulf County
waded into the saltwater fishing
business along with the commer-
cial fishermen of the county.
In a resolution, posed by
Commissioner Warren Yeager, the
county will enter into a joint ven-
ture with the citizens of the coun-
ty who are appropriately licensed
by the State of Florida to harvest,
buy, sell, process, store and/or
transport fisheries product.
The Board's action circum-
vents the recently approved, Net
Ban Amiendment, focusing .on
Section 16 of Article 10 in the res-
olution which says "This section
shall not apply to the use of nets
for scientific research or govern-
mental purposes."
Yeager said, "If the economic
well-being of the citizens of Gulf
County isn't a governmental pur-
pose, then what is?"
The resolution also points out
Gulf County owns an 8 1/2 mil-
lion pound capacity freezer con-
structed through Economic
Development Assistance and
Community Development Block
grants and is a major portion of
Gulf County's revolving loan fund.
The, freezer was built specifically
for the processing and storage of
fishery products. If rendered use-
less through the enactment of the
net ban, which goes into effect
July 1, the county would be
unable to collect revenue to'
replenish the revolving loan fund,
causing a serious financial hard-
ship for the county.
The county program, which
goes into effect June 15 of this
year establishes Gulf County as,
the governmental entity which

will authorize agents to sign con-
tracts with properly licensed Gulf
County citizens to purchase salt-
water fishery products. For the
privilege of participating in the
Gulf County Fisheries Program
fishermen must unload their
products through a county desig-
nated wholesale or retail seafood
dealer, who will collect a partici-
pation. fee of two percent of the
dockside value of the fishery
product unloaded and remit it to
the county on a monthly basis.
All wholesale and retail
seafood dealers residing in Gulf
County are eligible to participate
in the program under the contract
to be executed between Gulf
County and the individual deal-
Other Counties to Follow
Gulf County is one of several
counties that comprise the
Coastal Fisheries Alliance within
the Small County Coalition. Other
member counties Franklin,
1Wakulla, Taylor, Levy, Dixie and
Walton-have all shown interest
in following suit with Gulf
County. According to the
Coalition's consultant, Bob Jones,
Wakulla and Franklin counties
are poised to make the same
move, if they have not already
done so by The Star's press time
Jones said he felt sure that
the' Florida Conservation Asso-
ciation, sponsors of the Net Ban
Amendment, would attempt to
block the move, noting that the
challenge would be welcome, feel-
ing the "best chance for fairness
in reaching a solution may be
decisions made by men in black
robes," alluding to judges.

"The. real .issue evolves into
whether or not an elected official
can determine what is or is not a
governmental purpose," he said.
Ray of Hope
Area fishermen view the
county resolution as a light at the
end of the tunnel.. If it should
clear all of the hurdles which are
-sure to follow its enactment, they
should be able to continue a trade
which has been a way of life to
many of them for generations.
Gulf County's largest fisheries
related employer, Raffleld
Fisheries, was delighted to hear
the news. President of the firm,
Gene Raffield, told The Star, "We
were aware of the part of the
amendment exempting govern-
mental purposes. Either through
mistake or wisdom the clause was
included in the amendment. We
are just glad that our county offi-
cials have elected to give us the
opportunity to continue fishing."
Raffleld praised the county
commissioners and the citizens of
Gulf County for their support
throughout the net ban issue.
"They've been behind us from day
one," he commented.
Raffleld Fisheries currently .
employs 225 people in their- fish-
ing and processing operations.
Raffleld explained the net ban
would still force major reductions
since 50 to 60 percent of fish
processed through the plant nor-
mally comes from waters outside
the perimeters of Gulf County.
Gulf County overwhelmingly
opposed the enactment of the net
ban in November when 85 percent
of those casting ballots voted
against the amendment However

statewide voting was a different
story, as strong support from
South Florida and inland counties
resulted in thenret ban passing
with 70% in favor.

Meeting to

Discuss Aid

to Fishers
The Florida Department
of Labor and Employment Se-
curity, In conjunction with
other state and local agen-
cies, will be conducting a
meeting in the Franklin
County Court Room, Tues-
day, June. 13, from 7 to 9
The purpose of the meet-
ing is to discuss information
about the Net Ban Assistance
Program which was- estab-
lished in the most recent ses-.
sion of the Legislature and
authorized by House Bill
1317. The program is de-
signed to provide assistance
to those fishermen affected
by the ban on certain types of
net fishing and who meet cer-
tain eligibility requirements.
Topics to be covered by
the discussion include:
Economic assistance for
loss of income;
Net'buy-back program;
Retraining programs.
Fishermen who had their
livelihood affected by the re-
cent Net Ban vote, are espe-
cally urged to attend.

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DEP 'Reality Check" L

k Hunker Down with Kes

by Kesley Colbert

IN TI-E MATTER OF conducting a "reality check" in our
dealings with the Department of Environmental Protection, we
are'"from Missouri." You are going to have to show us if they ac-
tually make the DEP more user friendly.
Who uses the DEP? Every person in Florida has either direct
or indirect contacts with them. They have control over most any
activity you want to do. Do you want to build a house? You have
to ask DEP if you may, please, construct a house on property
you have bought and paid for. Do you want to build a shed on
your property? You must ask DEP if you can and how you must
go about it; as Governor Lawtdn Chiles found out.
THAT'S THE REASON for the hearings being conducted in
every county in Florida. DEP had become so user un-friendly
they were fast becoming the most unpopular bureaucracy in the
state of Florida!
They probably had a good purpose and reason for doing the
things they were trying to force people to do. They were making
nothing but enemies by their heavy-handed tactics. Their only
friends were the Sierra Club and other organizations with a like
intent. We think these clubs could use.a few PR hearings of their
own and thereby attract a little more public support for their
own aims.
WE AGREE WITH- their conduct\of hearings to test the feel
of the people. This is something they should have done a long
time ago. We feel their public rapport may have been damaged
so much now, they will never regain the confidence of the people
One thing they probably learned-if they conducted their
hearings with the thought fin mind to improve their image-was
that the John Q. Citizen of Florida was just as interested as the
DEP in protecting our ,environment. The average citizen doesn't
live in an ivory tower up in Tallahassee and so is interested in
protecting his little bit.of turf, regardless of what DEP or anyone
else says. As a Gulf County resident said, "Just use a little com-
mon sense!"
They probably also found out that the average person doesn't
take too kindly to being pushed around. We know the Governor
did. He thought it was ridiculous for a simple "cook shack," built
out in his back vard, in the country. to cost $60,000 if it was
built following DEP rules, was a little ridiculous: no, it was big
time ridiculous! .
The sooner they would modify their rules, the more accepta-
ble they would be.

Lead A Horse to Water
:WHEN ASKING PEOPLE TO do something, one should have
a reason for their doing it. A savings of money-their personal
money or tax money. it makes no difference. A better way of do-
ing something is usually an acceptable reason. Saving some one
a lot of work, is usually a good reason.for doing something a cer-
tain way.
"Just because I want you to," will never fly as a,reason for
asking someone to cooperate with you in doing a certain thing.
And, if you do have a good and acceptable reason for making
the request of someone, you should be able to show them what
that reason is or you will get all sorts of.Eesistance. -. .
PORT ST. JOE'S RECYCLING program is a case in point.
Benefits the public would receive from separating their garbage
hasn't been fully put to them. People should recycle, but many
feel it was for the same reason. because the government [be it
federal, state, county or local] would make the people do so,
whether they wanted to.do so.or not. We do not feel the majority
of the people feel a real need to recycle in a rural setting such as
we live in.
But, letting them know their actions are saving the City [and
them as well] money by not having to use an expensive method
to dispose of their garbage, thus saving a lot of money, ,will get.
the favorable attention of the people, we feel."
$40,000 A YEAR IN savings is a lot of money to a small city
like Port St. Joe. That will really be felt in our garbage disposal
budget. It will be felt in our over-all tax program.
Most people are preoccupied with their own financial. well-
being. In these days of high prices, every bit saved is welcome.
We all just hope for more savings instead of an ever-increasing
expense for every day existence. Somewhere, we read that anoth-
er city's .residents were being faced with the probability of a
$50.00 a month sewer bill. What. does that say for the future of
garbage disposal? It isn't going to get any cheaper.
Maybe a savings of money isn't a 'very good reason to cooper-
ate with the city's recycling program, but it'll certainly do until a
better reason comes along!

The Discovery Porch

My family was gathered
around the dinner table a couple
of nights ago wolfing down some
hamburgers. "Fellas, do you
know what happened on this date
fifty-one years ago?"
"D-Day, Daddy," Josh said it
like it was a rather foolish ques-
tion-everyone was already fully
versed on the Allied invasion of
'Yes, it is. But do you guys
really appreciate the price--
"Dad, how could anybody,"
Jess Joined in, "see all those bod-
ies floating in the English Chan-
nel and not understand" .
I'm momentarily stunned.
Where would he see pictures of
'"You know, Dad, it was tough

landing at Omaha and Utah
"Did you know Dad that they
originally planned to go on June
,5, but the weather was too bad?
,And if they hadn't a'gone the next
,day they would have had to wait
.another month."
The boys went on for another
five minutes with specific details
of the landings; the coordination
with the British, the pre-dawn air
'drop behind the German front
line, the silent glider planes, the
plan to disrupt all forms of Ger-
'man communications, the link-
up with the French resistance .
I was impressed and pleased.
I guess Josh wasn't wasting his
time in college and ole Jess might
be a lot smarter than I'd been giv-
en him credit for. "Where did you
guys gather up all this informa-
'The Discovery Channel,
'Yeah, they've been showing
D-Day specials all week."

I should have figured .....
"Besides. Dad, we've been
having this same talk every June
6 for the past fifteen years!"
We all fell silent as Cathy ate
the last hamburger and finished
off the rice casserole and "cleaned
up" the French fries and ate the
rest of the sliced tomatoes and
didn't let Jess's piece of cheese-
cake "go to waste" and was even
now forking the last of the dill
pickles right out of the jar .....
"Dad, did you learn about D-
Day off the Discovery Channel?"
"Son, I picked up on the war
Just a year or two before cable tel-
evision kicked in."
"How did you learn about it,
Dad?" He: was serious and for
about the fourth time in this con-
versation I was impressed by the
maturity of "my guys".
'"Woodrow Kennon's front
porch." A straight question de-
served a 'straight answer. Woo-
drow..Kennon's Mercantile, 'Dry,
,Goods and Grocery Store had a
fairly wide veranda running the

entire length of the building. My
Dad didn't spend much "sitting,
time", but some Saturday morn-
ings and most Wednesday's after
.the auction at Tri-County Stock-,
yards, we'd drop ,by for a Nu-'"
Grape and a smoke. I had the'Nu-
I've tried, to explain to the
boys about "life before T.V.". They.
can't fathom it. I reckon it's like
my folks telling me how they "did '
everything" before electricity. Lis-.
ten, I had no clue abbut kerosene
lamps and wood stoves and heat-
ing bath water and carrying it to
the tub .....
'You mean Dad, you just sat
on the porch and talked?"
"Well, actually, I didn't talk.
In 1957, the ten year olds just lis-
tened," I could tell by their reac-
tion that they didn't grasp the
"speak only when spoken to" rule.
"It was better than CNN,
boys. Mr. Ketchum's knee would
tell us if it was going to rain or
not We had local hog prices in a
(See KESLEY on Page 3)

Our Accomplishments All Depend On Our Motivation

WHEN THE DAY begins and I
get. up, usually I have a pretty
good idea of what I'm going to do
the entire day. Call. that "orga-.
nized" if you will, but really, I'm
anything but organized. I just
have:, several things I want to do
during the day, even if it is just
loaf, or watch TV, or read, or
whatever. I'm not much of a 'take
the moment as it comes.' kind of
I have everything tentatively
thought out. If I'm going to wash
the car in the morning, I wash
the car. If I have something to do
out in my backyard shop, I do it.
If I have it ,on my schedule to
watch someone cut the grass, I
get right to it.
I'm just not an impulsive
kind of person. I'm more pro-
grammed than I am organized.
That keeps me from getting
bored and fills up the day by get-
ting done what I set out to do. I
never allow time in my day that I
must set down and figure out


By Wesley Ramsey

how I am going to spend it.

can see how far I departed from
the norm last Saturday. The
morning had just begun and I
didn't have anything particular I
wanted to get done, but as usual
I had things to do all day long.
I intended to go over and
watch Willie and Bill work on the
remodeling of Bill's house. I in-
tended to go down to the Frank'
Pate Park and see how that facili-
ty was being used over the week
end. I had some clothes to take to
the cleaners.

After I had eaten breakfast,
read the paper and fed my.squir-
rels, I was going to get right at do-
ing what I had on the program..
Before I could get' started,
Frenchie. said, "Do you want to
take me somewhere?"
Thinking she was talking
about going to the grocery store
or somewhere like that, I replied,
"Sure, why not." I thought that
sort of strange, because she usu-
ally takes off on Saturday and
goes to the beauty parlor, the gro-
cery store, to see a friend or two
and do a half dozen different er-
rands I have no interest in.

WELL, WHEN WE got there,
"somewhere" was Tallahassee.
I was along for the ride and to
do the driving and I finally asked,
"What are we doing way over here
in Tallahassee?" That wasn't nor-.
mal for Frenchie to .dragrie. olTff
for .a- 100 miles -when I :hadn't
planned on even' going 25, .miles
to Wewahitchka. '.
"I want me a oak-leaf hydran-
'! gea and I'm going to let you buy
me one at a nursery over here,"
she said.
Now, I'm thinking, "We came
all the way to Tallahassee for a
We were coming into'Talla-
hassee on 1-10 and she said, "Pull
off here at the Cracker Barrel. I
want to get me some jars of fried
- apples, and besides we have to
eat dinner."
So I pulled off; we ate dinner;
she bought her apples. "Where do
we go and what we do now," I

"It's to the.nursery, now," she
'You show me where it is and
I'll see about getting us there," I

NOW,- FRENCHIE doesn't
, know, where 'anything.is. When we
go on a trip, I have to study the
road map and see which- route we
are taking.. She can't even read a
road map! Some of the biggest ar-
guments we ever had was in her
inability to' tell me where we were,
or which turn we take to reach
our destination.
I remember one" time we were
going to the mountains and we
followed the same highway in
Georgia all the way from Gray,
Georgia to Gatlinhburg, Tennessee.
How do you read those directions
wrong? But, she did, and we
wound up having to go about 30
miles out of the way, just because
of her inability to find a road

number on a by-pass, until I
pulled off the road to read the
Well, I tell you this to show
just how improbable the next
event is.
WE WERE IN Tallahassee; a
place neither of us goes to more
than once or twice' a year.
'Which way do I go?" I asked.
"Go to the next exit off 1-10,
turn right, go five blocks and the
Tallahassee Nursery should be'
right there on your left," she an-
swered, quick as a wink.
And, sure enough, It was!
Now, what I am wondering,
is; how did she do that? She can't.
even find where we parked the
car at a football game. She even
got lost in Panama City, a few
mofiths ago. But, you just locate
a nursery somewhere out in the
woods, with no signs to guide
her, and she'll smell it out!
How does she do that?

St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
June 9 8:26 a.m. H 1.4 6:32 p.m. L 0.0
June 10 8:54 a.m. H 1.6 7:14 p.m. L -0.2
June 11 9:32 a.m. H 1.8 8:02 p.m. L -0.4
June 12 10:17,a.m. H 1.9 8:52 p.nt. L -0.5
June 13 11:04 a.m.'H 2.0 9:43 p.m. L -0.5
June 14 11:52 a.m. H 1.9 10:31 p.m. L -0.4
- June 15 12:39 p.m. H 1.8 11:13p.m. L -0.2

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Committee Gathering Input Before Moving On Fishing Reef Improvements

Tentative Plans are To Establish Nearly 200 Square Miles Of "Blanket Reef" In Gulf Off St. Joseph Peninsula

Artificial Reef Coordinator Bill
Kennedy and the Artificial Reef
Group are moving forward with
their plans to vastly improve upon
the fish habitat infrastructure in
Gulf waters off the shores of Gulf
The main thrust of the group
at present is to gather input, both

positive and negative, from recre-
ational and commercial fishermen
on the establishment of almost
200 square miles of "Blanket
Reef" in the Gulf of Mexico off
shore from St. Joseph's
Blanket reefs differ from the
normal reef concept in that a

blanket area of Gulf bottom is
designated for the establishment
of artificial reef habitat and made
available to build both public and
private reefs throughout the Gulf
bottom qrlthin its perimeters.
Once the permitting hurdles have
been crossed, those wishing to
'build artificial reefs need only to

follow 'the guidelines set by DEP
and the Corps of Engineers to be
able to move forward.

Kennedy said the reef permit
would be specific in its descrip-
tion of items which are suitable
for artificial reef construction.
Concrete and steel structures,
tires and other such items, as well
as railroad cars and airplane bod-
ies would be acceptable reef mate-
rial. He emphasized that all mate-
rial would have to be properly
cleaned, and secured before being
taken to the designated area. A
permit will be required to build a
reef, with all proceeds from the
nominal fee going toward the con-
struction of more reefs within the

blanket reef area.
Three areas of the Gulf of
Mexico (see map) have been
selected by the group as proposed
sites for the blanket reef Kennedy
said. St. Joe Inshore Reef would
be located just west of the Jaycee
Reef. Gulf County reef is slated to
be further offshore and Cape Reef
is to be located just south of Gulf
County Reef. All three locations
are proposed sites and were cho-
sen after input from both recre-
ational and commercial fisher-
The sites were selected
because of the hard sand bottoms
in the area which make them poor
fishing spots for commercial fish-

ermen, specifically shrimpers.
Currently unmarked structures
wreak havoc on shrimpers' nets,
damaging them as they become
entangled on debris as they troll
for shrimp.
"The blanket reef locations
are not cast in stone," Kennedy
said. He pointed out that public
input and feedback would be the
determining factors for finalizing
site locations.
Both the commercial and
recreational fisherman will realize
benefits from the system, and
input from both groups is impor-
tarit in establishing locations.
Those.wishing to add input on the
proposed reef system should con-
tact Bill Kennedy at 227-7200.

City Dads Ask TV Stations,

"Where Are We?" In Reports

Will Accept "Gripes" About Street Name Changes

During their regularly sched-
uled meeting Tuesday evening the
Port St. Joe City Commission
decided to give residents affected
by address changes recommend-
;ed by Gulf County's 911
Coordinator a chance to be heard
before adopting the request.
A list of 75 suggested address
changes throughout the city was
sent to the Board by 911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson who
noted a need to establish a con-

Kesley (From Page 2)
jifly. Deaths and weddings were
lamented or celebrated as war-
ranted. There was a daily produc-
tion report on Joe Lappin's still
and on the international scene
they all figured we were going to
have to load up one day and go
over and kick the Russians. I tell
you, the only 'network' that could
rival us was over at Dixie Faye's
Hair Salon and Beauty Parlor.":
And boys, come Memorial
Day, D-Day or Armistice Day, the
talk always turned to THE WAR.
And on any given Saturday morn-
ing three-fourths of the men on
that porch had first hand knowl-
edge of the subject."
"Dad, did they talk about
'shooting and killing?'
I pondered on that for a
while, trying to recall conversa-
tions of thirty-five years ago.
"No son, never. They talked
about 'C' rations and 'K' rations
and the lousy weather in Europe.
I learned it rained every day in
New Guinea. I learned the British
stopped every day for tea-battle




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new or used car
or truck
Confidential Hotline
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sistent numbering system in
order to minimize response time
by emergency crews as the reason
for the suggested changes.
The Board will notitify those
affected by mail of the meeting
which will be held at 7:30, June
20 in the Fire Department's con-
'ference room behind City Hall.
The meetifig would give them the
opportunity to get an explanation
from '911 representatives before
or no battle. They talked of a
town In Italy where the women
kissed every American soldier
coming through. I heard about
French bands playing the Star-
Spangled Banner. The favorite
American general among that
group was a guy named Monte
:"Not Patton, Dad?"
"Or Ike?'!
"Boys, I appreciate The Dis-
covery Channel, but most of the
war was fought by ordinary men
thrust into extraordinary circum-
"Were any of those guys he-,
"I didn't realize it at the time
and I guarantee you the idea- of
being special never came up on
Woodrow's front porch-but they .
all were. son. They all were."

the address change.
Where's St. Joe?
Commissioner Charles
Tharpe asked the Board to write a
letter to Channel 13 and Channel
7 television stations letting them
know where Poi-t St. Joe Is locat-
Tharpe said the stations
reported throughout the evening
prior to Hurricane Allison making
landfall that it would hit some-
where between Mexico Beach and
Apalachicola but never once men-
Utioned Port SLt. Joe.
"On behalf of the City and its
citizens we need to let them know
Where we're at on the map." he
In Other Business
Policy Chief Bucky Richter
told the Board that the roof over
the Police Department in City Hall
was leaking in several spots and
in need of repair.
Discussed drainage prob-
lems on Avenue A and McClelland
Avenue and asked Public Works
Superintendent Frank Healy to
look into the problem.
Received bids ranging from
$8,,368 to $24,230 for a pump for
the Wastewater Treatment Plan
which were turned ove the Larny
McArdle, 'WWP Supervisor, for


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S D l* hd ago and never repaired. Since, it has been
House ef toloshe suspected by local Police of being an invol-
untary crack House on occasion, it was
The old masonry building which has scheduled for demolition under a city effort
stood for years at the corner of Main Street to get rid of 28 such buildings and locations.
and Avenue A, is being torn down by the The demolition is, with the assent of the
City. Demolition began late last week. The property owners and is financed by a state
.old building-was dnmaged-by fire a few years grant established for that purpose.

T1st Public Hearing Notice

Gulf County is considering applying to the Florida Department of Community
Affairs (DCA) for a Small Cities'Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG) of up to (220,000.00). These funds must be used for one of the fol-
lowing purposes:

1. To benefit low and moderate income persons; or

2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or

3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a
particular urgehcy because existing conditions pose a serious and immedi-
ate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other finan-
cial resources are not available to. meet such needs.

The' categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the
areas of housing, neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, or
economic development and includes such improvement activities as acquisi-
'tion of real property,loans to private-for-profit business, purchase of machin-
ery and equipment, construction of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses
and commercial buildings, and energy conservation. Additional information
regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at
the public hearing.

For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low
and moderate income persons. In developing an application for submission
to DCA, Gulf County must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a
result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, Gulf County is required to
develop a plan to assist displaced persons.

The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's eco-
nomic and community development needs will be held at the courtroom in
the old Gulf County Courthouse in Wewahitchka on June 15, 1995 at 5:00
CDT For information concerning the public hearing contact Don Butler,.
1000 5th Street, 904-229-8944.

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location.
Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or
the visually impaired should contact Don Butler at least five calendar days
prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English
speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Don
Butler at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language inter-
preter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf
Persons (TDD) please call.229-6112 Any handicapped person requiring
special accommodation at this, meeting should contact Don Butler at least
five calendar days prior to the meeting.
t .8 /95

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Mr. and Mrs. Francis Samuel Lewis

Celebrating 50th Wedded Year

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Samuel
Lewis will be celebrating their
50th wedding anniversary on
June 24th at a party hosted by,
their children ,,in their home in.
Burnet, Texas.
The couple was united in
marriage in her home in Port St.
Joe on June 23, 1945, by Rev.
Langston, then affiliated with the
First United Methodist Church of
Port St. Joe.
Mrs. Lewis Is a former teach-
er, retired from the Gulf County

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Home Office: Bloomington, Illinois

Like a good neighbor
State Farm is there.

. School system in 1945,
currently a homemaker. M
is a pilot/captain, former
Eastern Airlines and the
Army Air Corps, stationed
dall Air Force Base and No
rican Theatre, WVWll.
Out of town friends ai
ed to send greetings to the
at HCR 4, Box 340, Burne


Jesse Lee Roberson
New Arrival
William (Rob) and Wen
person would like to an
the birth of their new son
Lee Roberson. Jesse was 1
Bay Medical Center, 8:15
on May 3. He weighed
pounds and eight ounces
:, coming Jesse home was h
year-old brother. Jered Rol
Jesse is the grandson o
and Jane Wynn of Chataho
Charlene and Mike Lang o
City, and Rena Wynn of.
ville. He is the great-grand
Ed and. Marie Wynn of F
Joe and Martha Buckloh
dosta, Georgia.


Plot sure if a prescription is refillable, or
when you renewed it last? Our computer
has all the facts our pharmacist needs to
give you an instant answer.
He'll also check for other medications
you may be taking to give you specialized
information regarding drug .interactions.
In fact, you could say that service is the
only old-fashioned thing about us.


Two Pharmacists and Two Pharmacy .
Technicians to serve you promptly.
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William Keith Ford
Kelli Victoria Knight

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph H. Knight land View A
of Port St. Joe would like to an- Church. Invitat
nounce the engagement and. sent in town; h
forthcoming marriage of their and family are i
daughter, Kelli Victoria Knight, to
William Keith Ford, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Sam A. Ford of Port St. PSJ ClI
The bride-elect is a 1989 Reunl iO]
graduate of Port St. Joe, High The member
School and Is employed with St. ing class of
Joe Papermakers Federal Credit their final plans of
Union. class reunion.
Her fiance is a 1990 graduate If you have
of Port St. Joe High School and is come and have'
employed 'by St. Joe Container checkand food
Company. late! Organizers
An August 26 wedding is them hear front
planned for 3:00 p.m. at High- They've had a g
would love t
Reunion da
I and 29th. If yo
letter call Pam
227-7440 A.S.A
S They're lool
S great time to n
I there!

Semmes Named '95

Woman Of TheYear
Betty Cudebec, President,
presided over the annual banquet
of the Wewahitchka Woman's
Club held May 23,. at the Gulf
Coast Electric Coop. Twenty three
members and District 2 Director,
Loucille Volk, were greeted with
corsages and copies of the club
history, outlining 50 plus years of
service by the Women of Wewa-

After an outstanding catered
dinner, Mrs. Cudebec detailed the
numerous projects of the 1994-
1995 year, which included work
with correctional facilities, senior
citizens, city beautiflcatioh, and
the yearly post high school educa-
tional' scholarship. Numerous
individual members were 'recog-
nized' for service during the year;

however, Madge Semmes. a dedi-
cated club member for: 35 years,
was the unanimous choice for the
1995 Club Woman of the Year-if
it's for the Woman's Club, Madge
doesn't take "NO" for an answer.
Also recognized were Joyce
'Maddox, Hazel Quick, Madge
Semmes and Bunny Mahler for
perfect attendance during the
1994-1995 year. Remarks by
District 2 Director, Loucille Volk
and a group reading, led by Ann
Suber, closed the memorable

assembly of, God
ions are not being
however, all friends
invited to attend.

ass of0'75
n Nears.
;rs of the graduat-
1975 are making
s for their. 20 year
not committed to
riot mailed in your
slip-it is NOT too
urge you to to let
n you right away.
reat response, but
o see everyone
.tes are July 28th
u didn't receive a
at 229-6639 or
king for you for, a
eaquaint! See you

Linda Jackson
Jackson Accepted

at Univ. ofFlorida

n.ve Linda Jackson, a resident of
seven. Wel- Port St. Joe, has been accepted at
is. Welo the University of Florida for the
lis two- fall semester of 1995 to begin
person. work on her doctorate in special
of Jerry education and plans to specialize
oochee, in learning disabilities. She is a
f Lake 1981 honor graduate of Port St.
Gaines- Joe High School, received her
dsori of A.A. from Gulf Coast Community
port St. College (1983), her B.A. frdm
of Val- Huntingdon College, Montgomery.
(1986),. and her M.S. from Florida
State Uni'ersity (1993).
Jackson has been employed
by .the Franklin County School
System for eight and one-half
years, teaching at Chapman Ele-
mentary School for her entire ten-
ure. She currently serves as Vice-
President of the Franklin County
Teachers Association, and is a
member of the Council for Excep-
tional Children and the Learning
Disabilities Association.
Jackson is the daughter of
Bobby and Elaine Jackson of Port
St. Joe.

Dance Friday
The Wewahitchka Social will
have a dance on Friday, June 9
from 7:30 to 11:00 p.m., C.D.T. It
will be held at the Wewa Civic
Center on East Third Street at the
rear of the Courthouse.
Entertainment will be provild-
ed by the New Cypress Band.
Everyone is invited to attend
for a donation of $5.00 at the
door. '

Say You Saw
It In The Star!..

Dorian Exum
Look Who's One!
Dorian Exum celebrated her
first birthday on May 25 with
friends and family.
She is the daughter of Chaka
Speights and Ernest Exum. D6ri-
an is the granddaughter of Shar-
on Speights and Johnese Exum,
all of Port St. Joe.

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Andrew Arnold
Andrew Is One!
Andrew Arnold celebrated his
first birthday:on May 20th with a
Winnie the Pooh party at his
Helping him celebrate his
special day were his friends Sa:
mantha Taylor and her mom and
dad, C. J. Butts and his". mom,
Aunt Trish, cousins Austin and
Rachael Arnold, Jarrod arid Cha-
ney McArdle, and his Maw Maw
and Paw Paw.
Andrew is the son of Ken and
Melinda Arnold of St. Joe Beach.
He is the grandson of J.C. and
Betty McArdle of Port St. Joe and
Neil and Virginia Arnold of Frankil
lin, North Carolina.



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Shown in the photo above are some of the participants in the water balloon relays during
Nursing Home Week at Bay St. Joseph Care Center. From left, they are Gerard West, Annie F
.' Brown, Nellie Stiller, Eva Garvey and Roosevelt Crosby.

Residents and staff at Bay St.
Joseph Care Center took part In a
:week-long celebration of fun.
games and fellowship in recogni-
tion of National Nursing Home
Week May 14th through 20th.
"Active" observance of this
'-'week gives residents who reside
" in nursing homes an opportunity
,to experience more of the fun side
of life. It's also a chance to prove
to others, as well as themselves,
that the nursing home experience
Sides not have to mark an "end" of-
their lives, but Just a different ap-
proach in how they live it.
The overall theme of the week
was "Salute to America". Each,
day spirited a different Individual
theme, Illustrated by the staff,
who dressed appropriately daily.,,
Staff and volunteers were
also able to join in the fun of both
"physical" games and the chal-
Slenging "thinking" games with the
residents. ,
Residents challenged each
other in baseball, basketball, fris-

bee, water balloon relays. water
pistol shoot-out. Jeopardy. Fami-
ly Feud and wheel chair races.
The week's events drew to a
climax on Saturday with a back-
yard barbecue and the awarding
of certificates. Dui-rig the presen-
tations it was noted that there,
were no losers among the
crowd-just lots of laughter, good

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.The Lion's Tale left a few
1-names off the list of awards last
week so here we are again..
The Citizenship, or Christian
Character Awards for grades 7-11
went to Melissa Thumm, Rebekah,
Cope, Jessica Hill and Jonathan

June 10, 9:30 to 5:30 p.m

All Items In Stock
A drawing for gift certificates.
Door prizes given away at random

BoutiqueBY THE BAY. '
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food and plenty of sunshine and
Nursing home organizers
hope to make this a yearly event
with steadily increasing participa-
tion from everyone. They would
like to extend a special thanks to
all their friends and volunteers
who helped with preparations for
the week of fun.


News Column
Faith Christian School
Knight. A]so, Amanda Haney was
a Homework Hero for the entire
school year. Jenny, Oksanen, a
Homework hero, was mis-named
in last week's Lion's Tale.
Anyone who missed the'
awards presentations and did not
pick up his/her report card may
do so. The school office hours for
the summer will be 8 a.m. to 3
p.m., Monday through Friday.
Please call for an appointment if
you need to come later in the day.
'Students for' the 1995-96
school year need to be enrolled
before July 10 so that books and
supplies may be ordered. I
There is a possibility of two
classes of three-year old kinder-
garten this year. one beginning at,
8 a.m. and the other at 12 noon.
Please Indicate your preference
when registering your child.
There will be a maximum of 12
students in each class.
School is scheduled to begin
for teachers on August 9 and for
students on August 14. The SAT
test scores and year books will
:not be available until late July.
Announcing Birth
Charles and Kelly Smith are
proud to announce the birth of
their son, Tucker Bernard Smith.
Tucker was born March 9 at Bay
Medical Center, weighing 8
pounds 3 3/4 ounces and was
20 1/2 Inches.
Tucker Bernard is the grand-
son of Charles and Carolyn Smith
of Carrabelle and Ken and Judy
Burgess of Columbus. Georgia.
H. V. Baptist to,
Hold Bible School
Highland View Baptist
Church will be holding its Vaca-
tion Bible School beginning June
12th and continuing until the
16th. The Bible School will be
from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. nightly.
They are including children
ages three years through youth.
Everyone is invited to come join
the fun. "

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The Capital Area Community
Action Agency, Inc. announced
the start-up of the Low Income
Home Energy Assistance Program
on May 30. Assistance will be
made on a first rcompe- fist serve

The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Partnership program and
Bay Medical Center Hospice will
be presenting "Grief, How to Deal
with It." on June 13 from 5:00 to
6:30 p.m. The Informational semi-
nar will take place in Wewahitch-
ka at the main school site located
on the comer of Highway 71 and
River Road and across from the
St. Joe Papermaker's Credit Un-
This program is designed to
help the community at large iden-
tify feelings of grief, loss. anger
and others surrounding the re-
cent loss of friends, family and
teachers. There will be a video
shown, a brief presentation and a
question and answer period. This
is open to the entire Gulf County

"Thank you," is such a small
word to mean so much to me.
For your concern, prayers,
Visits, calls and cards during my
stay at Bay Medical Center and
when I came home.'
The food was so appreciated
' arid delicious.
Then, there are 'the priceless
treasures, "my friends". I am tru-
ly blessed.
S Elsie Griffin



for Summer
According to Mark Jones,
Minister of Music and Youth,
Long Avenue Baptist Church has
some exciting plans for the sum-
mer months for children from four
''years 'old up to serilors in high
school.' ,1.
Beginning next Wednesday.
June 14. a 12 week long series
will begin featuring "The Gospel
According to St. Bernard" for chil-
dren in grades one through six.
Christian values will be presented
in a fun way which keeps children
enthused, as well as the adults
who work withth the children. The
Wednesday sessions will begin at
7:00 p.m.
Four and five year olds will
experience "Quiggly's Village"
during the same time frame.
Youth Bible study and recreation
for students in seventh through
12th grade will be provided from
six to eight p.m. each Wednesday.
Area children and youth are
invited to participate in these
rewarding sessions.

"Who to Call
SA good source of Information
"about the safe handling and prep-
aration of meat and poultry is the
U, S. Department of Agriculture's
Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-
'800-535-4555. Home economists
are available to answer questions
on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m., and recorded food safety
messages are accessible with a
'touch-tone phone 24 hours a
day. seven days a week.

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Hannon Realty, Inc.
221 Reid A.venue PO B\ ?866
Port St Ice Florida 32450
Telephone: (9041 22-'-1450

March 31, 1996 while funds re-
main available.
This program is designed to
assist eligible applicants in pay-
inig their home enerav heating

If you have any further ques-
tions or require more Information
call Scott E. Johnson, at 639-
3634 or the Guidance Clinic at

plicants must complete certain
forri arid be within, certain in-
come levels. They must present
proof of income from all sources
for all household members having
an Income, and must also present
proof of the home energy bill.
If you think you are eligible,
w ant more information and/or an
application, check with the, Seri-
lor Citizens Office in Port St. Joe
or Wewahitchka. Applicants
needing assistance may call 229-
8466 or 653-8057 or visit the
Port St. Joe office from 10:30
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays.
The Low Income Home Ener-
gy Assistance Program is not a
program under the Senior CIU-
zens Association.

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Managing Bond Investments In A

Changing Interest Rate Environment

by Louis P. Kellenberer, Jr.
Vice President, Investments
Dean Witter
In 1993, the .long, downward
spiral of Interest rates drove
short- and long-term bond yields
to their lowest levels in thirty
years. In 1994, quite the opposite
occurred-the Federal Reserve's
continuous move to control infla-
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'What these contrasting sce-
narios illustrate is that changing
interest rates are a fact of life for
bond investors. To withstand or
even benefit from a changing
interest rate environment, inves-
tors should take interest rate
volatility into consideration when
planning their bond investment
Maturity Diversification is Key
A common mistake many
bonrd investors make is failure to
diversify, not only by asset class,
but .by maturity. Structuring a
portfolio with only short-term
securitiess subjects investors to
reinvestment risk if interest
rates go down, 'their, maturing
principal will earn lower returns
when they reinvest the proceeds.
On the other hand, while holding
long-term securities typically may
provide higher yields, It doesn't
offer the liquidity necessary to
take advantage of investment
opportunities as they-arise.
Since investors can't predict
the exact highs and lows of
Interest rates, in order to increase
portfolio return, and reduce expo-
sure to -reinvestment i-isk, the
wise Investor'opts to construct a
portfolio with a variety of maturi-
ties,; from 'short-term to long-'
term, using a ladder portfolio
The Ladder Portfolio Strategy
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tured to perform in all economic
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strategy has become increasingly
popular among fixed income
investors as an Innovative, yet
conservative means of staggering
the maturities of a group of bonds
within their' portfolios. When
maturing principal becomes avail-
able for reinvestment, an investor'
can choose to reinvest that por-
tion of the portfolio in either
short- or long-term securities.
and/or-vary the portfolio's asset
mix, depending on the interest
rate environment and his or her
financial objectives at that time.
The Ladder Strategy Can Work
in Every Rate Environment*
If interest rates rise, the
investor can reinvest principal
from the ladder's maturing short-
term securities into longer-term,
higher-yielding securities, effec-
tively increasing the overall
return of the portfolio. Liquidity is
maintained,as the securities orig-
inally purchased continually
shorten and mature as time pass-
If interest rates fail, high-
er yields are already locked in
through the long-term; securities
in the portfolio, minimizing rein-
vestment risk. In. this environ-'
ment, the investor can reinvest
maturing principal into shorter-
term securities to 'further en-'
hance liquidity in anticipation of
future rate increases, or move. out
further in maturity to capture
higher current rates.
In a stable interest rate
environment, the investor can
continue his or her current
investment pattern of reinvesting
principal to effectively increase
the overall .portfolio yield and
maintain liquidity. If you are
seeking the safety of a U.S. gov-
ernment guarantee of interest
and principal, a ladder portfolio
works very well with taxable fixed
income securities such as govern-
ment-backed zero coupon bonds
or Treasury securities. Depending
on your investment objectives,
ladders may also be constructed
using other fixed income invest-
ments, such as high-quality cor-
porate bonds.
*Although a ladder portfolio
may not outperform. other invest-
ments including bonds of a partic-

ular issuer or maturity date, it may
help stabilize a portfolio's perfor-
mance, minimizing exposure of
long term matures to interest rate
and market risk while increasing
overall return potential of short
term securities.
Information and data in this
report were obtained from sources
considered reliable. Their accura-
cy or completeness is not guaran-
teed and the giving of the same Is
not to be deemed a solicitation on
Dean Witter's part with respect to,
the purchase or sale of securities
or commodities.

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The Area Agency on Aging for
North Florida, Inc. will hold a
public hearing to allow all inter-
ested persons the opportunity to
provide input regarding services
to the elderly. The goal of this
hearing is to determine which
services funded by the Area Agen-
cy on Aging for North Florida, Inc.
and the Department of Elder Af-
fairs, should receive priority in
1996. The plan shall include the
provision of services to the elderly
in the following counties: Bay,
Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden,
Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson,
Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor,
Wakulla and Washington.
The .following is a list of ser-
vices which are being funded, or
have the potential for being fund-
ed, in each of the 14counties:
Adult Day Care, Adult Day Health
Care, Alzheimer's Respite Servic-
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vices, Companionship, Congre-
gate Meals, Emergency Alert
Response, Energy Assistance,
Health Promotion, Home Deliv-
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Information" and Referral, Legal
Services, Nutrition Education,
Personal Care Services, Respite
Care, Shopping Assistance,
The hearing will be held on
June 13 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bay
County Council on Aging, Inc.,
116 Frankford Avenue, Panama
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please contact the Area Agency
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; Ivey Bailey, shown above, right, enrolls students here in
his F.I.T. club.

Local Youth Join

F.I.T. Organization

F.I.T. youth clubs of America held its initial organizational
meeting in Port St. Joe last week and signed up 109 youth who
have pledged themselves to actively seek and participate in a na-
tion free of drugs and a hate-free society.
The club, organized and originated by Ivey Bailey of Blount-
stown, Is the beginning of an area-wide movement, promoting
these goals among youth.
The 109 youth, all students of Port St. Joe High School, were
given T-shirts emblazoned with the F.I.T. logo. The T-shirts were
purchased with local donations to the organization. 'We didn't
have enough shirts to give all our new members one," Bailey
said, 'But they will be receiving their's just as soon as a new
supply arrives."
Bailey said that in the meantime, the organization is looking
for responsible adults to serve on its board of directors. "Also,
every organization needs funds to operate with. We will put any
donations we receive to good use," Bailey said.
F.I.T. Clubs are designed to assist the youth in their learning
abilities, health habits and encourage spiritual values. "


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Annie P. Cook
Mrs. Annie Patrick Cook, 91,
of Overstreet, died Saturday,
June 3, at Bay St. Joseph Care
Center following an extended ill-
ness. She was born in Ohoopee,
Georgia and has been a resident
of Overstreet since 1914. Mrs.
Cook was employed at St. Joe
paper Company in the Purchasing
Department and was later
employed at Tyndall Air Force
Base.. She was a founding mem-
ber of the Overstreet Bible
Church and served as Church
Treasurer for many years.
Mrs. Cook was preceded in
death by her husband, Arthur M..
Cook. She Is survived by a broth-'
er, Roy L. Patridikof-PdUCSt"Joe;
two nieces, Margaret'TColeman
- Weatherly of Overstreet and Hilda
Kennedy of Eatonton, Georgia;
two nephews, Larry Patrick of
Dunwoody, Georgia, and Dan
Coleman of Palm Beach Gardens;
and numerous great-nieces and
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, June 6, at 2:00 p.m.
EDT in the Overstreet Bible,
Church with David Taunton offi-
ciating. Interment followed in the
family plot In Jehu Cemetery.
All services .were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral

Billy Ray Stafford
Billy Ray stafford, 66, of Ona-
laska, Washington passed away
May 7 at his home. He was born
April 7, 1929 in Harbison City to
James Dennis, and Liza Holman
Stafford. He attended school at
Port St. Joe where he resided un-
til he went into the U. S. Navy in
1940 until 1954. He was sta-
tioned at Bremerton Naval Base
where he met his wife to be, San-
di. He was employed as a Station-
ary Engineer for Safeway until his
retirement in 1985.
He was a member of St. Jo-
seph Catholic Church, Chehalis,
Washington; Sumas American. Le-
gion Post 212; and the Lewis
County Voiture 83,. 40 et 8 of
Survivors include his wife,
Sandi; two daughters,. Sue (Pat)
Patterson of Onalaska, Theresa
(Robert) Myers of Chehalis; one
son, Kenneth of Seattle, Washing-
ton; five grandchildren; one great-
grandson; three brothers, Donell
of Carlsbad, California, James of
Quincy and William of Panama
City; three sisters, Ouida Schmidt
of Sun City, California, Hulean
Golden and Tillie McKiernan of
Port St. Joe.
Mass .of Christian burial was
held on May 11, with interment
l4 Alpha Cemetery in Onalaska,
with Chehalis American Legion
Post 212 in charge of committal

Foy L. Chiles, Jr.
Foy Legree Chiles, Jr., age
60, of Mauldin, South Carolina,
passed away Monday, June 5 in
Panama City. He was the son of
the late Foy Chiles, Sr. and Laura
Mae Chiles of Mauldin.
Survivors include two daugh-
ters, Janet Henson of Jackson-
ville and Lisa Caton of Sunrise;
one son, Bryon Keith Chiles of
Port St. Joe; three grandchildren;
and several aunts and uncles of

Greenville, South Carolina.
He will be taken to Mackey
Funeral Home in Greenville for
funeral services and interment to
be held on Friday in Woodlawn
Memorial Park.
All services are under the di-
rection of Comforter Funeral

Louise Ezell Wise
Louise Ezell Wise, 67, of
White City died Friday, May 26 at
her residence. She was a native of
Geneva County, Alabama, and a
40-year resident of Gulf County.
She was a beautician and a mem-
ber of the White City Baptist
Church. '
Louilse is survived by her
daughter, Diane Frye of White
City; two granddaughters, Wendy
Whitfield and Kim Bateman, both,
of White City; one great-
grandson, Stephen Bateman of
White City; four brothers, Jimmy
Ezell of Mississippi, Donald Ezell
of Lowrey, Alabama, Roy Ezell of
Florala, Alabama, Roland Ezell of
Opp, Alabama; four sisters, Betty
Anderson of Tocoa, Georgia, Judy
Wise of Hartford, Alabama, Doris
Wise and Bobbie Martin, both of
Opp, Alabama.
The funeral service was held
at the White City Baptist Church
and graveside was held at the Ino
Baptist Church Cemetery in Ino,
In remembrance of Louise,,
the family asks that all donations
be made to the Bay Medical Hos--
pice, 608 N. Cove Blvd., Panama
City, FL 32401. If it had not been
for the help of the people at Hos-
pice, the care that mother re-
ceived would not have been as it
was while at home.
All arrangements were under'
the direction of the Holmes-
1lMiddlebrooks Funeral Home, Ap-
S alachlcola.

i Damage
protective measures is to stake
down any new trees and shrubs,
you've planted within the past
year. The stakes should be two or
three feet long. You'll need three
or four per tree. Drive them into
the soil to a depth of 18 to 24
inches, slanting them away from
the tree at a 45' degree angle-
this will make them more secure
and less likely to be pulled out.
How far you place the stakes
from a tree will depend on its
size. A general rule is to locate:
the stakes the same distance
from the base of the tree as the
height above the ground at which
you plan to attach the guy wires.
To, secure the wires and keep
them from slipping toff,, make
notches in the stakes a few inch-
es *from the top of each. Then at-
tach.wires in these, notches,. and
run them to a point about two-
thirds up the trunk. Before at-
taching the wires to the tree, run
them through lengths ,of garden
hose to protect the bark. Now,-
tighten the wires enough to pre-
vent excessive tree movement,
but not so tight that they may
break-or, worse yet, cause the
tree to break in high winds.
In addition to staking and
guying small trees and shrubs.
you should inspect larger trees
for broken, dead or damaged
limbs, and remove these as soon
as possible. Hurricane winds can
tear such limbs from a tree, and
turn them into dangerous projec-
tiles. However, remember that it
is not a good idea to prune
healthy branches before a hurri-
cane, because this encourages
new growth which is very vulner-
able to wind damage.
During the storm season, it is
especially important to keep roof
gutters clear of leaves, twigs, and
other debris. Drainage should be
at its best to cope with heavy hur-
ricane rains.
If you have hanging baskets,
tub plants or large potted plants
on exposed porches or patios,
they should be moved indoors
ahead of the storm. Hurricane
winds can damage or completely
destroy both exposed plants, and
containers. Other loose items
which can be hurled about, such
as lawn furniture, garden tools,
toys and garbage cans.. also
should be brought inside before
strong winds strike. In addition to
being severely damaged or de-
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past illness can sometimes be just as dangerous as a loaded
gun. Protect yourself and your family by getting rid of left
over medicines. Make a resolution today to clean out your
medicine chest.
If there is some question about the potency of any
prescription medicine, bring the container in to us and we
will honestly advise you whether it is wise to keep around,
the house or should be thrown out. Don't take unnecessary

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If you are a victimlT,of periodon-
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teeth to become loose. They
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I Numerous Athletes Receive Honors '

The awards and accolades
keep pouring in for Port St. Joe's
Antwione Allen with perhaps the
most prestigious of the lot, his be-
ing chosen as one of the five final-
ists as Florida Boys' Track arid
Field Athlete of the Year. His
coach, Scott Gowan, has also
been announced as one of the
nominees for the selection as
Coach of the Year. The selections
were made by the Florida Athletic
Coaches Association.
The announcements were
made Friday at the athletic asso-
clation headquarters in Gaines-
Allen, a senior, was the Great
Eight champion in the high Jump
with a leap of 7-1, ranking him
No, 4 nationally, and placed sec-
ond in the 110-meter hurdles
with a time of 14.43. He qualified
for the Golden West Invitational
and the National Scholastic
Gowan, received his nomina-
tion for leading his team to the
state championship this year in
class 3A.
Allen was named by the Tal-
lahassee Demobcrat as its selecflon
'for Boys' Athlete of the Year, Ifor
his accomplishments in Tri k

and Field. The Democrat especial-
ly recognized' Allen's record-
setting high jump, the fourth
highest in the nation. The news-.
paper also acknowledged Allen's
invitation to the Golden West In-
vitational competition.
Other Gulf County athletes
receiving selectionsto the hono-
rary Big Bend "first team" track
and field were:
Port St. Joe
Chris Daniels (400); Class 3A
champion in the 400 (49.25) and
member of the winning 4 x 400
Second Team: Robert Wil-
liams (discus).
Honorable Mention: John
Bryant, Gabe Clark, Mario Larry,
Kelon McNair and Andre Thomas.
GIRLS (Port St. Joe
and Wewahltchka)
Second Team: Charron Addi-
son, Port St. Joe, (long jump,
triple Jump); Fanta Harris (dis-
cus) and Kaycee Knox (300 hur-
dles). Holly Atkins, Wewahitchka,
(1600) and Traveka Jackson (shot
put). ; .
Honorable Mention: Stepha-
nie Maxwell, Port St. Joe, and
Crystal Collins, Wewahitchka.

Honorable Mention: Clay
Whitfleld, Port St Joe.
Second Team: Dave Davis,
Port St. Joe, 139.
Honorable Mention: Shan-
ion Gant, LJamaall 'Fenn, and
Matt Roberson, all of Port St. Joe.
Kelli Jones, of' Wewahitchka
made the All-Big Bend girls soft-
ball team. She was a key member
of a team that won a school
record 30 games and reached the'
Class 2A. Region 1 title game.
She was also selected the Wewa-
hitchka High School female ath-
lete of the year. She batted .464
and had a sparkling .956 fielding
Coach Charles Fortner, coach
of the high-flying Wewahitchka
girl's team, was named coach of
the annual Big Bend squad. His
freshman and ', sophomore-
dominated team finished 30-3,
reaching the regional title game
for the second straight season.
He is a fifth-year coach and has
had a 95-25 career record, in-
cluding a 47-5 mark in two sea-
sons of fast-pitch.
Second Team: Coming in for

Allen Invited To National Track & Field Events

Antwione Allen, a recent
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and a member of the boys'
track and field team is attracting
quite a bit of attention throughout
the United States.
After winning the state meet
in the high Jump and establishing
a new state record at 7'0 1/4".

Antwione has continued to per-
form well.
At the Great Eight Meet in
Clearwater on May 20, Antwione
competed in both the high jump
and 100 meter hurdles. The field
included the state's five classifica-
tion champions as well as the
next three best athletes in the

state. Antwione placed first in the
high jump with a new personal
best of 7'". He also placed second
in the 110 meter hurdles with a
time of 14:43. His jump of 7'1'
established a new meet record,
and earned him a #4 ranking in
the country.
At the Golden South meet in

Big Bend Saltwater Fishing

Classic Includes Our Area

Carrabelle will be holding its.
fifth annual Cartabelle Water-
front Festival on June 17.-18 on
Marine Street along Carrabelle
This year will kick off their
first "fun auction', auctioning
goodies. services and other things
provided by the Carrabelle Cham-
ber of Commerce and many other
contributors. A stage will be set
up for continuous entertainment.
as well as booths of all sorts.

Active Styles
Enters Tourney
PSJ Dixie Youth's top Major
League team, Active Styles, be-
gins tournament play this Satur-
day, June 10 in Callaway, repre-
senting the league in the First
Place Teams Tournament against
groups from Apalachicola, Bayou
George, Callaway and Parker.
St Joe will kick-off the tour-
ney at 7 p.m., EDT, in a battle
against the Aqua Bay Sharks of
Bayou George. A win will advance
them to a Monday 7 p.m. game; a
loss to Monday at 9 p.m. Come-
and support these young men,
Team members include: Matthew
Caswell, Dustin Crews. Chad Goebert,
Chad Haddock, Alex Hrnmandez, Christo-
pher Knox, Michael Manley, Mitchell Ow-e
ens, Joey Peters. Andy Shoalf, Drew Tuten
and Reko Watson. 'hey are led by Manag-
er Steve Owens and Coaches Andy iuten
and Rusty nrown.

The First Annual Carrabelle
Boat Auction will take place at
dockside Marina on the days pre-
ceding the festive weekend.
Rain or shine, North Florida's
largest saltwater fishing tourna-
ment-a major fund-raiser for
three Tallahassee nonprofit or-
ganizations-will bring hundreds
of angles and families to Big Bend
Gulf beaches from Taylor County
to Bay.
As traditional, this year's Ya-
inaha Marine Big Bend Saltwater
Classic Fishing Tournament is set
ifor the weekend of Father's Day,
to run simultaneously with the
Festival. The three day competi-
tion begins Friday, June 16 and
concludes Sunday, with head-
quarters at The Moorings Marina
in Carrabelle.
The tournament is now in its
seventh season. Last year's tour-
ney drew a record 605 registered
anglers who competed for
$25,000 in cash and prizes in
four major divisions. Despite rain
and rough seas, the event gener-
ated $30,000 for its three benefi-
ciary organizations.
The tournament is a region-
wide event spanning the entire
Big Bend Gulf coast, from Stein-
hatchee in Taylor County to Mexi-
co Beach in Bay. Anglers are al-
lowed to leave from any port (or
fish from shore) throughout this

150-mile span, although fish
must be brought to Carrabelle to
be entered.
Entry forms can be picked up
at Marquardt's Marina in Mexico
Beach. There will also be a cap-
tain's meeting at Marquardt's Ma-
rina on June 15th at 6:00 p.m.,
central time. Fishermen may reg-
ister at that time.
Begun in 1989 to raise funds
for artificial-reef construction, an
effort spearheaded' in the Big
Behd Gulf area by the Tallahas-
see-based, nonprofit Organization
for Artificial Reefs, Inc., the tour-
nament now 'supports two other
nonprofit groups, The Florida
Wildlife Federation, a statewide
conservation group, and The Dick
Howser Center for Childhood Ser-
vices, a service organization
based in Tallahassee.
Since 1990, the event has
been the largest nonprofit saltwa-
ter fishing tournament in North
Florida. For more information
and to register, call (904) 386
FISH or (904) 656-2114.

Orlando on. May 27th, Antwione
once again competed in the high.
Jump and 110 meter hurdles. The
field included athletes from 10
states as well as several from
other countries. He captured first
place with a jump 'of 7V0" and
third in the hurdles. This marked
the third week in a row that he
cleared 7O0" or higher.,
Because of his success he has
been invited to several post sea-
son meets during the month of
June. Invitations include: 10th-
Golden West Invitational, in
Sacramento, California; .16-17-
National Scholastic Outdoor

City-Wide Track
Meets Scheduled
Beginning on June 13, at
6:30 p.m., the City of Port St Joe
will hold its first of six city wide
track meets. The meets will in-
clude relays, sprints. Jumps, and
distance events. Everyone from
ages five to senior citizens is in-
vited to participate.
Ribbons will be awarded to
first, second and third place fin-
ishers in each age group. Tro-
phies will be awarded on Thurs-
day, July 13, to the individuals
who accumulated the most point
in his/her age group. The meets
will be held at the Port St. Joe
High School track.
The schedule of the meets is
as follows:, June 13, June 20,
June 27, July .6, July 11. and
July 13. All of the meets will be-
gin at 6:30 p.m., EDT.
For more information, call,
Scott Gowan at 229-2720.


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Track and Field Championships
at North Carolina State University
in Raleigh: 23-24-USA Jr.
National Track and Field
Championships at ML San Anton-
io College in Walnut. California.
SThese are prestigious invita-
tions as the Golden West and
National Scholastic Champion-
ships only Invite the top eight ath-
letes in the country in each event.
-The high jump has been Allen's
greatest achievement as he is cur-
rently ranked #4 in the country
with a leap of 7'I". He has won 25
straight high Jump competitions
and is undefeated during the last
two seasons.
Anyone interested in helping
him attend these meets can make
a contribution to:
Port St. Joe High School, c/o
Track Team, 100 Shark Drive,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.

second team honors was Wewa-
, hitchka's eighth grade pitcher,
Thelma Bryant.* Aimee Pridgeon,
a member of the same team, was
also named to the second team.
Honorable Mention: Receiv-
ing honorable mention were
Wewa's Amanda Davis, Mandy
Little and Diana Taunton.

Free Fishing Days
on St. Vincent's
In observance of National.
Fishing Week, June 5-11. St. Vin-
cent National Wildlife Refuge is
offering free freshwater fishing
days, announced Refuge Manager
Donald J. Kosin. These days coin-
cide with the State of Florida free
freshwater fishing days which will
be June 10 and 11.
All fishermen are encouraged
to take advantage of this special
opportunity-without having to
buy a fishing license. The pur-
pose of the "Free Fishing Days" is
to provide people an opportunity
to experience 'the pleasures of
fishing or to remind those who
have not been in a while what
'they are missing.
Low water levels may make
access difficult.. to Lakes 1
through 5 during the month of
June. This is due to St. Vincent's
wetland management program in-
corporating periodic drawdowns.
A fishing regulations leaflet
with map can be obtained from
the refuge office and visitor center
at (904) 653-8808.

Preble Rish
Wins Twin Bill
Preble-Rish summer baseball
team started the summer off with
two wins against Wakulla. Russell
Young pitched a complete game
victory In the first game as Preble-
Rish won 2-1. They also won the
night cap 5-4.
With the scored tied at 3-3.
Wakulla put the 4A Player of the
Year, Mike Gauger, on the mound.
but Preble-Rish scored two runs
off the top college and profession-
al prospect, for the victory.
Des Baxter got the win and
Brian Jenkins supplied most of
the offense for the night going
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Public Turtle
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There will be two public sea
turtle nesting patrols, conducted
by the Apalachicola Reserve on
Little St. George Island this sum-
mer. The patrols will depart from
the Apalachicola Reserve at 3:00
p.m. Saturday, July 8 and return
at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, July 9.
The second public turtle pa-

trol will be conducted at the same
times on July 22 and 23. There
will be room for fifteen people
who are over ten years of age to
Anyone interested in sea tur-
tle sightings and helping with this
annual night-time nesting event
may contact the Apalachicola Re-
serve at (904) 653-8063. Due to
the limited group size, volunteers
.Will be signed up on first call-in

The fourteen young ladies of the graduating class shown in the Shown above are nine of the young men who graduated. They
photo above are, from left: Heather Hayden, Keesha 4Inton, Steph- are, from left: Destin Dykes, T. J. Hightower, Seth Williams, Timo-
anie Watson, Melissa Haun, Christy Jones, Jenny Patterson, Steph- thy Gainous, Trinidad Taylor, Alex; Hernandez, Todd McLawhon,
anie Blackmon, Karissa Thomas, Amy Voltz, Kayce Wilkerson, Mel- Eddie Burrows and Anthony Crocker. Not pictured is Jeff Hayes.
anie Barber, Holly Stewart, Belle Shurrum and Lindsay Lyle.

Highland View Elementary Graduates Class Of 24 Students

Highland View Elementary
held its Sixth Grade Graduation
Exercises on the morning of May
24. A total of 24 graduates were
recognized for their achievements

during the course of their elemen-
tary years.
Receiving a special award
was Karissa Thomas for earning
"All A's" throughout her elemen-

tary education years.
Presidential Academic awards
were presented to Karissa Thom-
.as, Holly Stewart and Seth Wil-

Arizona Chemical Acquires Ink And

Adhesives Firm Now Based In Europe

Arizona Chemical has
reached an agreement in-
principle to acquire the ink and

MicheUlle Martin
Martin Nominated
For Who's Who
Michelle Martin has been
nominated for the 29th Annual
edition of "Who's Who Among
American High School Students".
This award Is a prestigeous honor
'very few students can-ever hope
to attain. In fast, this honor is re-
served for only five percent of the
nation's high school students
each year.
Michelle, who is a junior at
Port St. Joe High School, will be
eligible for a $1,000 scholarship
from the $125,000 to be awarded
this year. Michelle will also be.
recognized with her picture and
biography in the nationally pub-
lished Who's Who yearbook.
The nominee is the daughter
of Gerald and: Alice Martih afid
'the granddaughter of Mrs. Ernest
Goff and the late Ernest Goff, all
:of Highland View and Norman
and Margene Martin of Howard-

adhesive resins business of DSM,
a major chemical manufacturers
in the Netherlands. The acquisi-
tion will include a resins plant in
Niort, France and research and
development capabilities in
Zwolle, the Netherlands.
The Niort plant, with approxi-
mately 120 employees produces a
broad range of ink resins includ-
ing state-of-the-art high viscosity
resins for lithographic and gra-
vure printing. Waterwhite adhe-
sive resins derived from pure
monomers are also produced at
this manufacturing facility.
The, Zwolle research and de-
velopment laboratories employ 12
people who provide marketing
and technical support to the
business. Once completed, the
acquisition will be integrated into
Arizona Chemical's European c4-
vision, Bergvik Kemi, headquar-
tered in Sandarne, Sweden. The
acquisition will solidify Arizona
Chemical's position in the ink
and adhesive resins business
Arizona Chemical's General
Manager Ernest Spinner said,
-The acquisition allows us to ex-
pand our customer base and pro-
duction capacity while increasing
sales in the European Ink and ad-
hesives resins market. DSM's
proprietary resin 'know-how' will
also enhance our strong technolo-
gy portfolio. Our customers insist
on consistent quality of products
and service, and the Niort plant.
and Zwolle labs will enhance our
ability to satisfy their needs."
Arizona Chemical, a Specialty
Products business of Internation-
al Paper, is headquartered in
Panama City, with seven facilities
in the U. S. and now three in Eu-
rope. Arizona Chemical is a lead-
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of industries. With this acquisi-
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products. The company also oper-
ates specialty businesses and a
broadly-based paper distribution
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manufacturing operations in 28
countries and exports its prod-
ucts to more than 130 nations. In
all, the company employs more
than 70,000 people worldwide.

liams for their achievement of a
high percentage on the CTBS
tests and maintaining a 3.5 grade
point average.
Also, Presidential Citizenship
Awards were given to Stephanie
Blackmon, Holly Stewart, Antho-
ny Crocker, Keesha Linton, Jenny
Patterson and Christy Jones.

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Preparing Students for Future

Students in Mrs. Gannon's Applied Math I class work coop-
eratively to solve a technology learning activity (TLA) at Port
St. Joe High school.

Students at Wewahitchka Jr.-Sr.. High School work cooper-
atively to solve a problem using computers.

The Blueprint for Career
Preparation grant received by
Gulf County'for this past school
year in the amount of ,
$260,450.00 made it possible for
all county schools to address the
special needs of students in the.
areas of career preparation arid
technology applications. The
Blueprint for Career Preparation
has an overall goal of preparing
Florida's students to begin a ca-
reer and continue their education
at a postsecondary technical'
school, community college, or
In order for this goal to be
. met, areas were identified that all
Florida schools need to address,
in their Blueprint for Career Prep-'
aration Implementation Plans.
Those include: staff development,
instruction, articulation, self-
awareness and personal assess-
ment, and career awareness and
development. Each school wrote a
plan of action to be implemented
for this school year.
Staff Development
All teachers in the district at-
tended an in-service on Technolo-
gy Learning Activities for use in
their classroom. They stressed
critical thinking, problem-
solving/shared decision making,
planning, goal setting, and in-
creased .performance in the spe-
cific academic area where the ac-
tivity is being used.
Another staff development ac-,
tivity that was attended by 16
teachers and administrators in
the district was the Florida Edu-
cational Technology Conference
held in Orlando on March 3-6.
Teachers and administrators
were able to make site visits to
other schools in the panhandle,.
area that are implementing the
Blueprint for Career Preparation,
activities in their schools. Teach-
ers gained insights on how
schools of similar size implement
career preparation activities.
Elementary school teachers
will attend workshops after
school is out this year so that
they can learn more about their
nrew computers and the educa-

Wewahitchka Elementary School students use Macintosh
computers in the media center to enhance and reinforce mate-
rial taught by teachers in traditional classrooms _

N.- -

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$260,450 Grant Made It Possible
for all .County Schools to Address
Special Needs of Students in the
Areas of Career Preparation and
Technology Applications.

tional applications of them.
Middle school teachers and
high school teachers will attend
workshops prior to the opening of
school in August that will give
them hands-on experience using
the Novell Network in place in
their schools.
Elementary Schools
All three of the county's ele-
mentary schools are using a pro-
gram called Positive Action which
increases self-esteem and pro-
motes better interaction among
students. Also, the elementary
schools have set up Apple Macin-
tosh computer labs that are used
to teach students about career
opportunities, to reinforce skills
learned in the regular classroom,
and to research topics for further
study. Some of the computers in
the labs have CD ROM drives and
appropriate software for the ele-
mentary age students. Students
are using computer technology at
an early age so they will feel com-
fortable, with the technology as
they articulate to middle and high
Teachers in the elementary
schools use TLAs (Technology
Learning Activities) to make their
students' learning activities rela-
tive to the real world. Students
like to know WHY they are learn-
ing things; TLAs give students
more practical applications of the
academic material they are learn-
ing in the classroom.
Wewahitchka Elementary
School and Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School each operate a school
post office that is run by stu-
dents. The purpose of the post of-

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fice is to promote better written
communication skills, learn how
the postal system works, promote
responsible behavior in the stu-
dents who operate the post office,
and give them a real-world knowl-
edge of how one component of
our economic system operates.
Port St. Joe Elementary
School also has a school bank
which is operated by the fourth
grade students. The bank allows
the students to' cash in "Bulldog
Bucks" that they: earn for good
behavior in return for prizes such
as T-shirts, school supplies, and
educational toys. Students gain
an understanding of a banking
system and how banks are oper-
ated. The "Bulldog Bank" won the
prestigious Stavros Award for ec-
onomic applications in education.
Sixth grade students will
make visits to their seventh grade
classrooms so that they can be-
come, more familiar with their
new schools and teachers for next
year. These visits will make the
transition to middle school easier
for the new students.
Middle School
Seventh and eighth grade
students are beginning their ca-
reer quest through a variety of
programs. First, all middle school
students complete career aware-
ness activities during their Advi-
sory period. Middle school stu-
dents have a new career lab that
afl seventh and eighth graders-
use while, they are enrolled in
their "wheel" class. Students use
the computers and appropriate
software to explore career choic-
es, learn word processing and
desktop publishing skill, and be-

come familiar with the new tech-
High Schools
At Wewahitchka High School,
two new courses were offered this
year to help implement the tech-
nology applications component of
the Blueprint. Those classes are
Applied Math I and Applied Biolo-,
gy. Students use the computer
lab for practicing technology ap-
plications, .for career planning. ac-
tivities, and for SAT preparation.
At Port St Joe High School,
three new courses were offered to
help reinforce technology applica-
tions. They are Applied Math I,
Applied Biolog', and Applied
Chemistry. Students will be of-
fered a summer school course
,this year to help prepare them for
the SAT and ACT examinations,
which they must do well on in or-
der to be accepted to college.
Thirty-five of our students have
already signed up for this course,
which will be taught both in the
classroom and the computer lab.
Wewahitchka and Port SL
Joe seniors attended College &
Career Day at Port St. Joe High
School this year. Representatives
from community colleges, voca-
tional-technical schools, colleges,
and universities were on hand to
answer questions regarding appli-
cation and acceptance, financial
assistance, and other questions
presented to them by Gulf
County's graduating seniors.
Gulf County's seniors also
toured the Gulf Coast Community
College campus on GCCC's col-
lege day in February.
The activities listed above
represent only a few of the many
career and technology activities
that have occurred in the school
system this past year. The, Blue-i
print for Career Preparation grant
has made it possible for Gulf
County schools to purchase&
much-needed, computer equip-
ment and have teachers trained
to implement new instructional
methods and materials using the
new technology.





Highland View Elementary School students use the Macin-
tosh computers in their library at every opportunity to prac-
tice their high-tech skills.

Students make deposits to the "Bulldog
Bank" at Port St. Joe Elementary School.
These students have earned "Bulldog
Bucks" for good behavior in their classes
that can be redeemed for prizes.

The new Career/Technology Lab at Port
St. Joe Elementary School is a popular addi-
tion to the curriculum..-

Port St. Joe Middle School students use
computers in their "wheel" class to learn
about'careers and occupations using a pro-
gram produced by the Florida Department
of Education entitled, "Choices, Jr."

Campbell Gets
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Graduation speakers Included
Robert Dole, United States Senate
Majority Leader, Marci Timm,
President of the Class of 1995,
and Dr. Jerry E. McGee, Presi-.
dent of Wingate University.
Dole challenged the class of
1995 to prove their parents
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of Veto Over State

Budget Proposal

Some Legislators Say It's Only
Maneuvering to Get Tax Increase
Florida "He-coon" Gov. Lawton Chiles has been casually rattling his
veto;sword although many observers up here in old Taxahassee believe
he is only joking.
Uncle Clem Rednek over in Gadsden County and Aunt Minnie Ten-
nishoe down in St. Pete have been wishing he would veto the entire
budget so the Republican Senate and conservative House could come
back and do the job they started but didn't finish in the regular session.
This old reporter would just as soon he let the sleeping dog lie. I
like the mild but perhaps far-reaching results we got from our first two-
party system in Florida in more than 100 years. There will be plenty of
time next year to get on with such good ideas-as charter or voucher
schools and welfare reform. We have the time to fine-tune the ideas.
Florida nor the nation is not likely to change its turn to conservatism
anytime soon, although the yahoo liberals are sure hoping so.
It's the second time around for Chiles, you know. In 1992, he
vetoed a $30 billion budget. It's $39 billion now. Parts of state govern-
ment were shut down for about 17 hours before the Legislature re-
turned to pass another spending plan that he said then failed the
people of the state.
Chiles has been touring the state, claiming legislators shortchanged
schools to pay for prisons. Never mind that lawmakers actually allocat-
ed more money for education than he proposed and thathe also called,
for more prisons and criminal justice. reform.
Sounding a lot like President Bill Clinton, Chiles is criticizing the
Republicans but not offering any real alternatives. The facts are: the
legislature passed an overall $11.1-billion education budget while
:Chiles proposed $10.8 billion; lawmakers gave every school district at
least a 2 percent raise in per-pupil spending with 3.3 percent as the av-
erage; Chiles per-pupil increase proposal was insignificant, less than 1
The real differences in Chiles' budget proposals and what the Re-
publican Senate and conservative House gave him was about $200 mil-
lion cut from Medicaid and other social service programs. Some Taxa-
hassee strategists contend' Chiles intends to call legislators back
primarily to publicize the need for more taxes which he calls tax reform
and which he knows he will not get from this Legislature. Then,' in
1996, he can back a constitutional amendment proposal for the tax
raising changes he wants, a move he said last year he planned to take.

Here's the Round-Up
Only about 400 of the 2,285 state employees projected to lose their
jobs under Florida's $39-billion 1995-96 budget will actually get the
axe, according to union. and agency personnel officials.
In fact, overall the state will be adding 2,350 new jobs next year,
mostly in Corrections. 7
"It's nothing like the hysteria and the build-up going on," said Ted
Burt, regional director for the American Federation of State, County and
Municipal Employees. He predicts that in the end even the Health and
Rehabilitative Services, which was the whipping boy for economy-
minded legislators, will lose only about a dozen employees.
The reason, according to Burt and agency personnel directors, is
that many of the positions identified for elimination were vacant anyway
and employees actually in the jobs can be moved into other vacant posi-
tions that were not cut.
For instance, legislative projections showed 4,690 jobs being elimi-
nated 'in HRS, but most of the people in those jobs were transferred to
the new Department of Juvenile Justice. HRS Personnel manager Vivi-
an Pyle said the real number of HRSJobs being cut is closer to 330.
It bolls down to government language which taxpayers often have
difficulty understanding. Positions, not actual people, are eliminated. A
cut in funding often is actually a cut In a proposed increase in funding.
Roughly -hall of the state agencies have layoffs mandated on paper
at least and the budget that begins July 1 does have some decreases in
department budgets.
The emotional trauma In state government is expected to be height-
ened this month by the practice of bumping in which displaced workers
can take the jobs of employees with less seniority whose jobs have not
Workers who are actually laid off can appeal if they feel agency offi-
cials'have not followed the proper procedures.
Gov. Lawton Chiles could change the whole picture with a rare veto
of the budget which he received June 1. He says he doesn't like it be-
cause it stresses prisons over education. He has 15 days to either sign
or veto it before it becomes law without his signature on June 16.
WHO WAS THAT MAN? Frank Darden? Remember the Republican,
candidate for Agriculture Commissioner who qualified and then let Jim
Smith run in his place. Darden became Deputy Education Commission-,

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,er under Frank Brogan. Now he is moving on to a job with the Florida
Association of District School Superintendents as a Congressional lob-
Brogan denies it, but capitol observers think he blames Darden for
not getting his education reform package including charter schools -
through the Legislature this year.
The new chief deputy commissioner will be Wayne Pierson, who was
a deputy superintendent under Brogan in Martin County.
BOOT CAMPS: The Inevitable reaction to boot camps to re-motivate
juvenile criminals has begun. Seven suits were combined against the
unit at Tallahassee and Lee Valller has resigned as head of the state's
first in Manatee County.
Both events follow charges of abuse.
Claudia Wright. the Tallahassee attorney handled the Leon County
suit said it put operators of the camp that takes youngsters from 20
North Florida counties on notice that the Juvenile's constitutional rights
can't be ignored.
Vallier resigned after some staff members and Manatee Sheriff
Charles Wells said he used unnecessary force against several juveniles
Sn the camp.
"What we're talking about here is .sdme' unnecessary roughness.
There were no injuries," said Wells.
A mother said her 17-year-old son has been a different person since
his two-month stay in the Leon County boot camp. She said: he wakes
up screaming from nightmares and constantly feels "someone is after
him ." ; '
SHE'S FOR GRAMM: Florida Secretary of State Sandra Mortham
will serve as national co-chairman and state chairman of U. S. Sen. Phil
Gramm's presidential campaign. :
PRISON NEWBORNS: The Florida Health and Rehabilitative Service
and prison officials are blaming each other for allowing a Christian
group to coax pregnant convicts' to sign over their newborns to unli-
censed foster care homes.
,HRS officials in the last two weeks have taken seven children from
homes in Lake County where they were placed illegally by Temporary
Volunteer Christian Foster Care which recruits pregnant inmates at the
women's prison at Lowell.
The agency estimates the group has placed more than' 70 children
in homes in Lake, Sumter, Marion and Columbia counties in the past
year, 'but they've found only 38.
HRS blamed the Department of Corrections for allowing the prac-
tice to go on since 1988, but prison officials said it was not their re-
sponsibility to tell women prisoners what to do with their children.
The state told organizers of the plan on two occasions to shut down
their operations, but each t ine organizers got around the orders.
However, officials at Lowell have suspended two volunteers who
worked in the chaplain's office, including Linda Rozar, a Fruitland Park
woman who runs the network of unlicensed homes. !
Pregnant inmates are told that a Christian family, rather than Flori-
da's foster care system, will care for their babies until they are released.

This columnlis provided as a service of the Gulf County Guidance Clinic. Inc.. a professional counsel-
ing and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment ser-
vices. .

Dear Counselor, (letter from 13'
year old grli)
I I am writing to you because I
have a problem; I am ugly, I get
teased at school and hate to look
at myself in the mirror. When I
told my mom and step-dad they
laughed and told me I would
"grow out of it'll. I feel like I am
going to grow uglier, and I will
never have a boyfriend. Can you
Feeling Low in St. Joe
Dear Low in St. Joe,
Early adolescence can be a
confusing time. It sounds like you
are being tough on yourself and
not focusing on anything positive.
Many teenagers do this. It's called.
suffering from low self-esteem.
You need a boost and must realize
no one is perfect, not even fashion
models, or t.v. stars. All your
schoolmates have felt down on
themselves at some point in their
life and have wanted to be differ-
ent/prettier. The key is to find
acceptance and satisfaction with-
in yourself now because the.prob-
lem can grow. Building your self-
esteem by realizing good things.
about yourself and being more
positive will allow you to look in
the mirror and like what you see.

HRS District
The HRS District 2 Health
and Human Services Board is
scheduled to discuss policy and
budgetary changes that resulted
from the recent legislative session
at its next meeting on Thursday,
June 15 in Panama City. The
meeting will be held at the HRS
Service Center conference room
at 500 West 11th Street from
12:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. (CST).


F o r e n i o C it z e n sI

Eventually boys will notice tool
1. Accept yourself... you are a
valuable personal
2. Practice positive thinking and
learn from your mistakes.
3. Decide on some goals and plan
how to reach them. \
4. Do your best and you will be
your best If you need any addi-'
tional assistance building .your
self- esteem, there are people that
can help such as guidance coun-
selors and teachers at school. "
Since school is out for the sum-
mer, short-term individual coun-
seling'may also be an option.
Melissa Ramsey, B.S.
Juvenile Justice Outreach

Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to

Two Meeting
Committee meetings will be held
before the Board meeting from
10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. (CSTl.
Persons with sped1al needs or
needing assistance to attend the
meeting, should contact' Ima
Brown at (904) 488-0569i or by
telecommunications device for
the deaf (TDD) at 1-890-226-



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Will Welcome
New Minister
At the Annual Conference of
the Alabama-West Florida Confer-
ence last week, Rev. John F.
Kramer was appointed to serve at
First United Methodist Church in
Wewahitchka. ,
A reception will be held in the
fellowship hall of the church on
Sunday. June 11 beginning at
3:00 p.m., central time.
Everyone is invited to go by
and welcome Rev. Kramer, his
wife, Nancy, and their children,
Stephanie and Matthew into the

BBQ Dinners
on' Sale Friday
Christian Community Devel-
opment Fund, a branch of the
Port St. Joe Ministerial Associa-
tion, will be having a BBQ dinner
Friday, June 9, from 4:30 to 7:00
p.m. at the Centennial Building.
Rev. "Chef Zedoc Baxter will
be manning the grill. The cost per
plate will be $5.00, which will in-
clude 1/2 chicken, baked beans,
cole slaw and tea.
All, proceeds will go toward
the Christian Community Devel-
opment Fund which helps Gulf
County residents in times of

'Faith Christian School Honor Rolls

Rev. and Mrs. Zedoc Baxter

Rev. Baxter Returns For,

Seventh Year To PSJ

The Annual Conference 'of the
United Methodist Church was
held on May 28-31 at Huntingdon
College with Reverend Zedoc Bax-

New Life Christian Center Church '
(^ Sixth Street (Union Hall Building)
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Johnny Jenkins, Jr. Pastor
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.
(1st and 3rd Sunday Nights)
Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
WeAre Covenan t People'

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

The Church of Christ

in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School .. 10a.m. CDT
Worship Service 11 a.m .CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7p.m.

:2420 Long Ave. .
f^ p. iPort St. Joe, FL 32456
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School ...........................................0 a.m.
Morning Worship ........................11 a.m.
Sunday Evening............. ...................... 6 p.m.
,W wednesday Evening ...................7..............7 p.m.


7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
++ l Sunday School 9:45
8:00 a.m. (CT)


823 N. 15th Street
Sunday Bible Study (all ages) .................9:00 CST
Morning W orship ..................................... 10:00 CST
Evening W orship......................................... 6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) ............6:30 CST

Chapel Lane Overstreet Phone 648-8144
Bro. Harold J. McClelland, Jr., W.L. Tremain,
Pastor Pastor Emeritus
Sunday School.................... ......................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship..... ...................................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening .......... .............................. 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ........................................ 7:00 p.m.


S ___ % CHURCH
w 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
41 SUNDAY WORSHIP............. ....... 10 a.m.
S ADULT SCHOOL................................11 a.m.
( u S N) *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor

ter attending.
The climax of the four d4ay
conference was the pastor ap-
pointments for 1995-96 read by
Bishop William Morris.
The members of the First
United Methodist Church of Port
St. Joe are pleased to have Baxter
appointed to return for another
year. They are looking forward to
working with him and his wife,
Frances, as they reach out to eve-
ryone in the church and commu-
nilty. ,

Methodists Plan
Bible School
First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe will be
holding Vacation Bible School
during the week of June 12th
from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00.
All children, ages K-3
through sixth grade are invited to
attend. Please call the church of-
fice at 227-1724 to pre-register.

Whitfield Reunion
The 44th annual Whitfield
family reunion will be held on.
Saturday, June 10 beginning at
10:00 a.m. at the Wewahltchka
Community Center. .
Entertainment will feature a
and friends and a kids talent
show will be an additional enjoy-
ment. Bring a well filled, basket
and come join' the furi.i....-
For more information call
Patsy Whitfield at 904-639-3300.
Call 227-1278 to place yours. $3.5Q
for first insertion, $2.00 a week for
consecutive runs, plus 5O per, word
for all over 20.

r St. .Joe Assemb6y of God
Sunda I309 6th Street*Port St. Joe
S Sunday School......................... 10:00 am
Morning Worship Service ........ 11:00 am
/ 11 Sunday Evening Service..:........ 6:30 pm
Wednesday Bible Study..,....... 7:00 pm
Jeff Scalf
t EmpoweredbTy lie Spiritt

Highland View
--- United Methodist Church
Corner of 4th St. & Parker Ave.
Highland View
1 ; Lynwood R. Wynne, Pastor
Sunday School................................................................................ 10 a.m .
Morning Worship .............. ....... 11 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ .... 6 p.m.

Bible Study:
10 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednes

Minister: Tom Skipper 229-8310

Brandon Stitt and Jenna Teat.
Fourth Grade: Brian Bailey,
Brandon Lyles and Jeremy Rober-
shaw. Fifth Grade: Leslie Earley,
Rachel Geoghagan, Michael Man-
ley and Jennifer Oksanen. Sixth
Grade: Chad Goebert, Rebekah
Peterson, Andy Shoaf, Jessica

Slate, Jessica Tarpley and Misti
Waddell. Seventh Grade: Jessica
Summers and Lennon Thiel.
Eighth Grade: Crystal Allyn,
Ashley Creamer, Bryan Goebert,
Jessica Hill and Micah Peterson.
Ninth Grade: Amanda Haney.
Eleventh Grade: Christina Egler.

Fred Goebert, principal of
,'Faith Christian School has re-
'leased the honor rolls for the
'sLxth six weeks, second semester,
,and yearly periods.
The following students
achieved "All A's" for the six
weeks period:,
First Grade: Kelly Geoghagan
anad Zachary Norris. Second
Grade: Laura Seay and Mark Vin-
son. Third Grade; Rachel Bixler,
Lindsey Hill and Ashley Smith.
Fourth Grade: Katie Geoghagan.
Fifth Grade: Renee Vinson.
Eighth Grade: Rebekah Cope.
The following students
achieved "All A's and B's" for the
six weeks period:
First Grade: Michael Griffin,
LeAnn Hinson, Cherish Jacobs
and Ashlyn Parker. Second
Grade: Karl Dykes, Heather Hen-
derson. Erin Hill, Sarah Mont-
goiriery, Justin McCroan, Jake
Owens, Jeffiey Pitts and Amy
Sasnett. Third Grade: Jeff Bailey,
Brittnea Jones, Keith Manley,
Brandon Stitt and Jenna Teat.
Fourth Grade: Brian Bailey, Jar-
vis Griffin, Luke Logue, Mandy
Phinizy, Jeremy Robershaw,. and
Aaron Watson. Fifth Grade: Les-
lie Earley, John-Patrick Floyd
and Rachel Geoghagan. Sixth
Grade: Chad Goebert, Rebekah
Peterson, Andy Shoaf and Jessica
Tarpley. Eighth Grade: Bryan
Goebert and Jessica Hill. Ninth
Grade: Amanda Haney. Eleventh
Grade: Christina Egler.
Second Semester
"All A's"
Eighth Grade: Rebekah
Second Semester
"All A's and B's"
Eighth Grade: Bryan Goe-
bert, Jessica Hill and Micah Pe-
terson. Ninth Grade: Amanda
'Haney. Eleventh Grade: Christi-
na Egler.
Yearly Average
"All A's"
First Grade: Kelly Geoghag-
an, Zachary Norris and Ashlyn
Parker. Second Grade: Heather
Henderson, Amy Sasnett, Laura
Seay and Mark Vinson. Third
Grade: Rachel Bixler, Lyndsey
Hill and Ashley Smith. Fourth
Grade: Katie Geoghagan and Aa-
ron Watson. Fifth Grade: John-
Patrick Floyd and Renee Vinson.
Eighth Grade: Rebekah Cope.
Yearly Average
"All A's and B's"
First Grade: Michael Griffin,
LeAnn Hinson and Cherish Ja-
cobs. Second Grade: Kari Dykes,
Jeremy Hart, Erin Hill, Sarah
Montgomery, Justin McCroan,
Jake Owens, Jeffrey Pitts, Ryan
Ward and Kayla Wiley. Third
Grade: Jeff Bailey, Keith Manley.





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Baptist Chuirch
"A Church Without Wafls"
First Union Bank Building Monument Avenue
Rev. Marty Martin, Pastor
Pastor's Study 229-9254
Sunday School (Bible Study) for all ages 9:00am
Sunday Morning Christ-Centered Worship 10:00am
Sunday Afternoon Discipleship Training 5:00pm
Informal Sunday Night Service 6:00pm
Wednesday Night Prayer and Praise Meeting 6:30pm


11 a.m. Sunday

P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

1- first Baptist Church
Sunday School .... 9:45 am
Worship 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting....7:00 pm
Gary Smith P- "s t : Buddy Caswell
Pastor '' Minister of Music & Youth

308 Williams Ave.



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We Want You To Be
Part of the Friendly Place
BIBLE STUDY9......... ....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
1601 Long Avenue
'Pastor Minister of Music

First United Metfodist Church
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church.......................9:00 a.m. CT
ChurchSchool .................... 10:00 a.m. CT
Nursery Provided

Charles M. Parker, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT

S*Constitution .ndftMonunment
atch th Iort St. yoe
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Evening Worship ........ 7:30 p.m.
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Choir Practice
Methodist Youth Wednesday ............. 7:30 p.m.
Fellowship.........5:00 p.m.
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Charlotte Henderson



'84'Maxima station wagon, .$1,800.
Stationary bike, $50. Call 648-5137.
Motorcycle 250 Honda Nighthawk,
candy apple red, 415 miles, $2,700.
Call 227-1264. ltc 6/8
'76 Corvette, extra clean, white with
gray interior, t-tops, automatic,
$7,500. 648-8201. tfc'6/8
1994 Ford 150 XLT, supercab, 229-
8768. Itp 6/8
1989 Dodge Shadow, 2 door, tinted
windows, 71,000 miles, $3,700. Call
227-3269.. Itp 6/8
1988 Ford Thunderbird, at/ac,
$3,000. Can be seen at 1905 Long
Ave. Itc 6/8
'76 Chrysler Newport; $200, it runs.
Call Pizza Kitchen, 639-3755, ask for
Mike. Itc 6/8
'92 Plymouth Voyager CC,. 6 'cyl.,
auto, air cond., am/fm radio, tilt
wheel, very clean. Call after 5 p.m.
229-8474. tfc 6/1
1976 Holiday Rambler, 30 ft. motor
home, 61,000 miles, runs good, new
awning, new electric steps. Just had
6.2 k generator and the braking sys-
tem rebuilt. Asking $6,000. Phone
229-8019. tfc5/25
Used Cars and Trucks. Local and out-
of-state vehicles. Two locations to
serve you. Mayhann 'Motor, Port St.
Joe, 229-6584, Mayhann Used Cars,
Wewahitchka,. 639-5810. tfe 6/1


14' Kennedy Craft with 25 hp Mercu-
ry, foot control trolling motor & trail-
er, $1,500. Call 647-5648. 2tp 6/8
Like new 1992 40 hp Mariner Mag-
num, ELPTO, with controls, prop and
gas tank, call 647-8524. 2tp 6/1
White City, anytime, 827-2902.
tfc 6/1

2 bedroom house for rental Howard
Creek, by day or week. 904-827-1695.
Mexico Beach, 41st St., Car Wash for
rent. Ready to operate for business.
Two businesses more for rent.
4tc 5/25
Nice unfurnished 2 bdrm., 1 ba. trail-
er, located on St Joe Beach, no pets.
Call 647-5361. tfe 5/25
One bedroom apartment, '$300 month
rent plus $200 deposit. Dogwood Ter-
race, 229-6314. tfc 6/1
One bedroom apartment, 2 blocks
from beach on Beacon Hill. Reason-
able. 647-3331. tfc 6/1
New storage units on St. Joe Beach
behind the Gulf Sands Motel on
Americus' St. 5xl0's, lOxlO's, and
10x20's. Ask about our: move-In spe-
cial. 227-7200. tfc 6/1

3 AUCTIONS! In 3 Days!
at the Carrabelle Waterfront
Festival June 15, 16, 17
1 p.m. EDT at the Dockside. Marina Friday: Antiques, tools,
roofing equipment & tiles, furniture, household & liquidation
items. Ave. A & Tally, Langston Bldg. 1 P.M. EDT INCREDIBLE
BUYS!! Saturday Chamber of Commerce Fundraiser: 2 P.M.
located downtown Carrabelle by the waterfront. Many local
businesses have donated very nice items for this auction!
904-229-9282 Wade Clark Auctions
AB 1239, Col. Wade Clark, Auctioneer AU 1737, AU 1743. .2tc 6/8/95

Two bedroom trailer for rent, fur-
nished or unfurnished. No pets. Call
647-5106. tfc 6/1
MOSS CREEK APTS., 904/639-
2722. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments lo-
cated 200 Amy Circle, Wewahitchka,
FL. Rent starts at $275. Cen; air &
heat, blinds, carpeting, stove, refrig.
Equal Housing Opportunity. Hearing
impaired number 904-472-3952.
tfc 6/1
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe, 229-9000. tfc 6/1
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper.
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly and the handi-
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
fum., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.,
on-site manager.
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent is based on income.
This complex is funded by the Farm-
ers Home Administration and man-
aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
tfc 6/1
PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $245.00 per mo. Af-
fordable Living for low to middle in-
come families. 'Featuring 1, 2 & 3
bedroom apts. with cen. h&a, energy
saving appliances, patios & outside
storage. For hearing impaired call
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housing Op-
portunity. tfc 6/1
* 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.

Warehouses, small and large, some
with office, suitable for small busi-
ness, 229-6200. tfc 6/1
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. S-p Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc 6/1

Downtown Port St. Joe
517 1/2 4th St., 2 bdrm.,
stove, refrig., a/c, $250 month.
1402 1/2 Long Ave., 2 bdrm.,
1 ba., cen. h&a, stove, refrig.,
$300 mo.
Deposit and lease required.
Call 227-5443 or 227-3579
tfr 6/1

Yard Sale: June 3, Saturday, 207 Ar-
kansas Dr., Mexico Beach,, 8th St. to
Georgia, left. next street is Arkansas.
Also signs. Garden tools, small tools,
lawn mower, folding table, dining
room chair, TV, bikes, plants. dolls.
household items, and rifle-automatic
carbine type cal. 22 L.R. with case.
And much more. Rain or shine.
Multi-family yard sale: 1705 Garrison
Ave. Entertainment center, end ta-
bles, curtains, lots of misc. Saturday,
June 3, 8 a.m. 12 noon. 1tc 6/1
Car Wash and Garage Sale, Saturday,
June 10 at First Union Bank parking
lot,'8 a.m. 1 p.m. ltc6/8
Yard Sale: 8 a.m. 1 p.m. Saturday,
June 10, 482 Charles St., White City.
Lots of clothes, DP stepper machine,
pop-up camper, other items.
Garage Sale: Saturday, June 10th,
1609 Palm Blvd., 8 am. till. Lots of
items. Itp 6/8
Multi-family yard sale, 1810 Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach. Tools, large ladies'
clothes, household goods, antiques.,
648-4112, Saturday and Sunday.
Yard Sale: Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach.
Friday, June 9, 8 a.m. Miscellaneous
items and homemade jams and jellies.

Huge Yard Sale: Saturday, 7 a;m. un-
til 3:00. Lots of miscellaneous. Camp-
er, baby stuff, adult clothing, great
prices, 91 Duval St., Oak Grove, 227-
7311. ltp 6/8
3 Family Garage Sale: 603 22nd St.,
next to Port St. Joe Elementary. Sat-
urday, 8 a.m. 12. Itc 6/8
B & D Bargain Thrift Shop & Flea
Market open Monday through Satur-
day. Baby items, new and used, tools
and miscellaneous, 106 2nd Ave.,
Oak Grove. 3tc 5/25

Grounds gardener / maintenance
keeper sought for part-time work on
local residence in Port St. Joe. Experi-
ence with plants, shrubs and flowers
necessary. Must be trustworthy and
drug-free. Please send name, address,
phone number and references (with
phone numbers) to P. 0. Box 280,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 to make ap-
pointment for interview. 2tc 6/8
The City of Port St. Joe is accepting
applications for the following position
in Public Works:
Utility Mechanic I
Application and job description can
be picked up and returned to the mu-
nicipal Building, 305 Fifth Street, be-
ginning Thursday, June 8 June 23,
1995, from 8:00 a.m.. to 5:00 p.m..
Monday Friday.
The City of Port SLt. Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis,
Acting City Clerk 2tc 6/8
Cashier, sales clerk for package store,
35 to 40 hours weekly. Applications
may be picked up at Good Spirits.
Main St., Wewahitchka, FL 639-5773.
Marie's Corner Bar in Wewa, needs
help 18 and older. Apply in person at
Hwy. 71 and Overstreet Rd. (386).

The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners Will accept applica-
tions until 5:00 p.m., EDT, June 16,
1995 for the position of South Gulf
County Ambulance Director. Applica-
tions can be obtained from the Plan-
ning/Building Department M-F, 8-5
at 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe.
1) Applicant must be a Florida Certi-
fied Paramedic; 2) Director must re-
side within the service area; 3) Duties
of the Ambulance Director will. in-
clude but not be limited to the follow-
ing: A) Responsible for budget B) Re-
'ponsible for scheduling: C)
Responsible -for 'equipment mainte-
nance; D) Assist with calls as needed;
E) Write necessary grant applications;
.F) Staying up to date on new rules
and regulations.
Pay Will be negotiable, based upon
prior experience and qualifications-
pay will include excellent benefit
Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and Is an Equal Op-
portunity/Affirmative AcUon. Employ-
/s/ IMichael L. Hammond, Chairman .
Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk of
Courts 3tc 6/1
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will accept applica-
tions until 5:00 p.m., EDT, on June
23, 1995 for Florida Certified Para-
medics and Florida Certified Emer-
gency Medical Technicians. Employ-
ment will be with the South Gulf
County Ambulance Service. Applica-
tions can be obtained from the Plan-
ning/Building Department M-F, 8-5
at 1000 5th Street. Port St. Joe.
Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is an Equal Op-
portuntiy/Aflermatve Action Employ-
/s/ Michael,L. Hammond, Chairman
Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk of
... 3tc6/1

LOOKING for mature Individual to as-
Ssist Regional Vice President of Primer-
cla Financial Senices. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission. income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview. call, today.
648-8565. t fc6/1


Piano Lessons, all ages/levels. Ex-
perienced teacher, $40/month. Mexi-
co Beach, 648-4592. tfc 6/1
Troy/built, Snapper, John Deere, Ku-
bota, Stihl, Hsquarvha. Sales and
Service. 1-800-834-6744.
thru 9/95


200 amp overhead .............$200
200 amp underground .......$135
100 amp overhead ...............$80
All Types Electrical Work
Licensed and Insured
or 648-3045
S .,, 4tp5/18

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St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
SSmall Engine Repairs I

Factory Warranty Center -

Lawnmowers .I
S Weedeaters I

I Chain Saws // I
Generators /

I 706 1st St. St. Joe I

L- --- _------ -
Slxil'riie RJa

Call 227-1278 to place yours. $3.50
for first. insertion, $2.00 a week for
consecutive runs, plus 54 per word
for all over 20.

comer of Shellfish &
2449 HayesAve., H.V.
Aluminum boat repairs, custom
built trailers & repairs of all
types. Free estimates. Price nbt
to exceed estimates.

Port St. Joe Lodge No. 11
SReg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m., Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
S Marlen Taylor, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
pd. thru95

Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box A1 C, Port St. Joe
Phone 229-6018

All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. #ER0013168 .INSURED
647-8081 >

29 Years Experience
7229 Deerhaven Road, P.C. ,,i/

Faye's Nail &
Tanning Salon
Certified Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave., Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.

Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.,
Specializing in Black Top Soil
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer

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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821

Surfside Serenity Group, 1st United
Methodist Church, 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday 7:30.
All times central. 647-8054.

Will keep children in my home.
Monday Saturday, 6 a.m. 6 p.m.
$1.00 an hour. Please call 227-3341.
2tp 6/8
Christian woman interested in baby-
sitting in my home Monday Friday.
For more information call 227-7454.
4tp 6/8

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


Independent Sales Representative,
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460

Cuts, Color, Frosting, Perms
Betty's Beauty Salon
"A Family Salon"
311 Madison St. Betty Heathr
Oak Grove Owner/Mgr.

5x10 10x10 10x20
On 'Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112

St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Port St. Joe 227-2112

Tapes CD's Airbrush
Up to Date Releases
106 Reid Avenue
Phone 229-9228

"Catering to All Your Lawn Service Needs"
Free Estimates
Call 229-6435 tfo4/6s

RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
229-8631 6/1

220 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
New & Used Clothing
for the Entire Family.
Accessories and Misc. Items. 4 /

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

Books *Toys Etc.
My Very Own Book
528 6th St. Phone 227-1636

Small Engine Repair

Weedeaters \
Chain Saws

*: Go-Karts

328 Reid Ave.

C.J.'S Lawn

Serving Mexkco Beach, St. Joe
Beach & Port St, Joe
"I Will Work for YOU!"
Mexico Beach, FL *
(904) 648-8492M

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

Average Stump $10.00
'A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
.. .t"c" 4/6


C-_ rNelson, Rainbird and Tore
Free Estimates and Design
Allen Norris 229-8786 Chuck Smith 229-8536


Well Drilling & Pump Service-
SSt. Lie. #3075

Croska Williamson tf s/I P.O. Box 1173


'F No Job Too Big .
.... Or Too Small

Licensed & Insured 904/639-5368

'fet &Property Tenciers
Let us do the caring while you're away
by Joe and Marie Romanelli
Serving Port St. Joe & Surrounding Areas (904) 229-1065

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 410 Long Ave.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3220 tfco Port St. Joe, FL 32456

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Newberry Eye Clinic--part-time recep-
tionist. Bring by or mail resume to
Newberry Eye Clinic, 528B 5th St.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. tfc 6/1
School Food Service Manager: The
Gulf County School Board is receiving
applications for a School Food Service
Manager at Wewahitchka Elementary
School. Applications are available at
the School Board office..Persons hav-
ing applications on file in the School
Board office and wishing to be consid-
ered for this position must request to
have their application submitted. Ap-
plications should be sent or presented
to Mr. Temple Watson, Food Service
Director, Gulf County School Board,
150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. Application deadline is
June 16, 1995, 12:00 noon, ET. The
gulf County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. 2tc 6/1
School Food Service Employee: The
Gulf County School Board is receiving
applications for a School Food Service
employee- at Highland View Elemen-.
tary School. Applications are available
at the School Board office. Persons
having applications on file in the
School Board office and wishing to be
considered for this position must re-
quest to have their application sub-
mitted. Applications should be sent or
presented to Mr. Temple Watson,
Food -Service Director, Gulf County
School Board, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Applica-
tion deadline is June 26, '1995,
12:00 noon, ET. The gulf County
School Board is an equal opportunity
employer. 2tc 6/1

Dept. of Health and Rehabilitative
Services: Custodial worker, applica-
tion deadline June '12, 1995. Pos.
#954768, in Port St. Joe/Gulf. Salary
range $409.85 to $637.73 biweekly.
Applicants are usually hired at the
minimum of the salary range, Pending
classification incumbent will be re-
sponsible for traveling to the Wewa-
hitchka Clinic once a week to perform
custodial duties.
Submit a completed state of Florida
employment application to: Joy Cram-
er, HRS Dist. 2, 502 4th St., Port St.
Joe, FL 32456 (904) 227-1276, Sun-
com, 771-2000.
An Equal Opportunity/Affm. Action
Employer. We hire only U. S. citizens
,and lawfully authorized alien workers.
preference shall be given to certain
veterans and spouses of veterans as
provided by Chapter 295, laws of Flor-
ida. If you need an accommodation
because of a disability in order to par-
ticipate in the application/selection
process, please notify the hiring au-
thority in advance.
Minimum qualifications not applica-
ble for this class. 2tc 6/1
Dept. of Health and Rehabilitative
Services: Community Health Nurse,
applications deadline June 12, 1995.
Pos. #943354, in Port St. Joe/Gulf.
Salary range $916.73 to $1,606.49 bi-
weekly, pay grade 072. Applicants are
usually hired at the minimum of the
salary range. Pending classification
incumbent will spend approximatley
60'.. of time in the management, coor-
dination and performance of the
School Health Program.
Submit a completed state of Florida
employment application to: Verna
Mathes, R.N., HRS DIsL 2 Gulf CPHU,
502 4th St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(904) 227-1276, Suncom, 771-2000.
An Equal Opportunity/Affm. Action
Employer. We hire only U. S. citizens
and lawfully authorized alien workers.
preference shall be given to certain
veterans and spouses of veterans as
provided by Chapter 295, laws of Flor-
ida. If you needan a accommodation
because of a disability in order to par-
ticipate in the application/selection
process, please notify the hiring au-
thority in advance.
Minimum qualifications: a bach. de-
gree from an acc. college or univ. w/a
major in nursing or a related field &
licensure as a Reg. Prof. Nurse in ac-
cordance with Fla. statute 464 or eli-
gible to practice nursing in accor-
dance with Fla. Admin. Code 210-
8.22 or 8.27. 2tc 6/1

Experienced medical' assistant with'
basic. x-ray license needed for busy
medical office. Applications will be
taken through June 16 and may be
picked up at Wewahitchka Medical
Center, 131 West River Road, Wewa-
hitchka, FL. 2tc 6/8

SALES OPENING: Must have FL Real
Estate License. Week end hours re-
quired. Contact Parker Realty of Mexi-
co Beach, 648-5777. tfc 6/1

The Gulf County School Board is an-
nouncing a job opening for a School
Psychologist. The position will be for
Port St. Joe area schools. Applica-
tions are available at the School
Board office. Gulf County School
Board is an equal opportunity em-
RNs and LPN's day or night shift
available. Apply in person, Bay St. Jo-
seph Care Center, 220 9th St., Port
St. Joe. tfc 6/1
CNA's needed for all shifts. Training
available. Apply in person at Bay St.
Joseph Care Center, 220 Ninth St.,
Port St. Joe. tfc 6/1

LOST: Framed family photos in
St. Joe Beach area. Tuesday a.m.
Please call 647-8478. Itc 6/8

Sofa sleeper with matching chair and
ottoman, good cond.,'$350; oak coffee
table, 2 end tables, $200. Call 229-
8498., 2tc 6/8

Nice couch, $40; purple chair, $25;
wooden rocker w/foam rubber cush-
ions on back & seat, brown & beige,
$30. All in good condition. Liberty
Manor Apts'., Apt. G-29. Moving out of
state. Itp 6/8

Yamaha PSS-480 electronic keyboard,
amplifier with speakers, keyboard
stand with bench, music books, $125.
Call 648-8205. 3tc 6/8

Craftsman 10" table saw, paid $400,
asking $160. Sears porta potty 4000,
$90 new, $40. Large covered electric
grill on stand, $40. 648-5894.
Story and. Clark piano, French Pro-
vencial style, pecan finish, very good
condition. $600: 229-8354. Itp 6/8
30" Norge gas stove. White color, like
new, $150. Call 229-2775. ltp
Craftsman tools and Die Hard bat-
teries are available now at Western
Auto Store, 219 Reid Ave. 227-1105.
tfc 6/1

Blue carpet and beige carpet for sale.
Assorted sizes, call for information,
best offer. Also wood burning stove,
make offer. 229-8997, ask for Bill,
7:30 4:30.
TV satellite system dish, Toshiba re-
ceiver, purchased 1993, with module.
Excellent condition. Call 334-702-
0851 after 6 p.m. 2tp 6/1

MELALLEUCA Independent Market-
ing Executive. MELALLEUCA toxic-
free vitamins, health products. Pre-
ferred customers get 27% off. Money
back guarantee. Independent distrib-
utorship marketing available. Call
227-3031. 4tc 6/1
Turkeys, young and old. Call 639-
2807. tfc 5/18
Western Auto Special.' Computer spin
balance 4 tires and tire rotation.
$19.95. 227-1105. tfc6/1

Beautiftil day lilies. Red, cream, pink,
salmon, yellow and more. Perfect for
This climate. Jean Stebel, 6760 Hwy.
71, White City. 5tp5/11

Port St. Joe Western Auto now honor-
ing Panama .City Western Auto Po.
store advertised tire sale prices. Com-
puterized WHEEL ALIGNMENT. Sears
Card now at Port St. Joe Western
Auto. Discover TOO! 227-1105.
.. tfc 6/1

Mushroom Compost, $15 yard, any-
time, 648-5165. tfc 7/6

Port St. Joe Western Auto now hon-
oring entire Panama City Western
Auto company store advertised sale
prices. 227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.
tfc 6/1

FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage and envelope supplied.
Send request to Bible Study, P. 0.
Box 758, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.,
tfc 6/1

tfc 6/I

3 grown cats, spayed & neutered.
FREE to good homes only. Current

DOG' GROOMING PLUS offers dip-
ping and bathing for your dog. We
also carry collars & leads. Boarding
available. Call 227-3611. tfc 6/1
Hate to Board Your Best Friend Care

Joe and Marie Romanell. Call Pet &
Property Tenders, fully insured, 1-
904-229-106516 tfc 6/1

Linguid workers not doing the job?
229-2727 about HAP2PY JACK .TRI-
VERMICIDE. Recognized safe and ef-
fective against hook, round & tape-
worms n dogs & cats! $8.00 c 5/25

Rustic wood stone home in White
City, 3 bd., 2 ba., great rm., cathedral
ceiling, stone fireplace, separate din.
rm., breakfast rm. w/bay window,
16'x32' in ground swimming pool w/
privacy fence, nicely landscaped,
great buy at $89,500. Call after 5

4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 2 car garage
home on 5 acres in White City, 1/4
acre fish pond, gunite swimming pool,
2,200 sq. ft. $90,000. 827-8922.
Lot for sale 145'x150', located at Pom-
pano St. and Hayes Avenue, Highland
View. Call 229-8079. tfc 6/1

Business for Sale: Phantry Building
and extra lot. Income producing.
Three business units downstairs and
a manager's apartment, Four hotel
rooms w/full baths upstairs. 24 cli-
mate-controlled mini-storage units
upstairs and down. Best location in
town for detail outlets. Call 1-800-
800-9894. tfc 6/1
Half acre lots for sale, Hwy. 386,
Overstreet, Creekview Subd., $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tfc 6/1

The Florida Departmerit of Environmental
Protection will be accepting sealed bids for the sale,
of the following used equipment
Four (4) 10' z 20' Floating Dock Section
(Barge) with an approximate 5' z 10'
"house" and open cover of approximate-
ly 7' x 10'.
This equipment can be inspected at the Scl-
pio Creek Boat Basin located at the end of Market:
Street in Apalachicola. Each- piece of equipment
will be marked for bid purposes.
Bids will be accepted Individually on each
barge until 2:00 PM Friday June 16 1995. Bids
can be mailed or otherwise delivered to the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection, 260 -
7th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. Bidders can
pick up Conditions of Sale and Information Sheet
and Bid Forms,'Monday through Friday, from 8:00
AM until 5:00 PM. or call 904/653-8317.
2tc, June I and 8, 1995.

File Number 95-0023-CP
ministration of the estate of Thomas F. Neal. de-
ceased, File Number 95-0023-CP, Is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida. Probate Dli-
vision, the address of which is 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 The personal repre-
sentative of the estate is W. Russell Neal whose ad-
dress is 2722 Regal Way, Tucker, GA 30084. The
name and address of the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All persons having claims or demands
against the estate are required, WITHIN THREE
CATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file with the clerk of
the above court a written statement of any claim
or demand they may have. Each claim must be in
writing and must Indicate the basis for the claim.
the name and address of'the creditor or his agent
or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the claim
is not yet due, the date when It will become due
shall be stated. If the claim is contingent or unliq-
uidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be
* stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall be
described. The claimant shall deliver sufficient
copies of the claim to the clerk to enable the clerk
to mail one copy to each personal representative.
All persons interested in the estate to whom
a copy of this Notice of Administration has been
mailed are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
OF THIS NOTICE, to file any objections they may
have that challenges the validity of the decedent's
will, the qualifications of the personal representa-
tive, or, the venue or jurisdiction of the court. -
Date of the first publication of'ths Notice of
Administration is June 1, 1995.
/s/ W. Russell Neal
As Personal Representative of the
Estate of Thomas F. Neal s .
/s/ John L. Boling, Esquire
Suite 700, 76 South Laura Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(904) 354-6543
2tc. June I and 8, 1995.

The Gulf County School Board will receive
maintenance contract bids for typewriters and cop-
lers used in the school facilities. Interested per-
sc-.nq should conLact Mr. Charles T Watson. Direc-
tor of Suipport Services, Gull County School Beard.
150 Middl- School Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
(904) 229-8256 or (904)639-2871 to obtain bid in-
formation and instructions. Bid deadline Is June
28, 1995 .. .
2tc, June 8 and IS. 1995.

'3 or 4 bdrm., 2 ba. home on 1/3 acre
lot in nice neighborhood. Stucco over
block with wood frame additions. Ap-
prox. 1800 sq. ft. under roof. Recently
remodeled kitchen w/gas range, d.w.
& disposal. Lg. master. bedroom w/,
walk-in closet and Ig. master bath.
20'x20' den with gas fireplace. 12'x20'
deck. Gas central heat & air. New gas
water heater. 8'x12' outside storage
shed. Only $67,500. 229-8498.
tfc 6/1

Newly remodeled 2 BR house, large
spacious rooms, din. rm., Ig. utility/
3rd BR, wood floors, screened front.
porch, Ig. fenced backyard w/tool
shed. Located -on 8th St., PS.J,
$45,000. Call 229-8764 or 229-9070.
2tp 5/25

Nice 3 bedroom, 1 baih home with
double carport & utility bldg. on 2
large lots, all windows are new and
have vertical blinds, new carpet,
ch&a, 1/2 block off Hwy. 98. Can be
seen at 305 Parker Ave., Highland
View. Call, 227-1311 or 227-3492.
tfc 6/1

Lot 144' wide x 297' deep In Whisper-
ing Pines Subdivision, Wewahitchka;
$15,000. 229-8577. tfc 6/1

"Handyman Special", 3 bdrm., 2
bath shell house, beautiful 1/2 acre.
C-30 south Cape San Bias area. Rea-
sonably priced. Financing available.
227-7506. tfc 6/1

1/2 acre lot with septic tank, $9,500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing,

227-2020, ask for Billy.

tfc 6/1

LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
I mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 6/1
For Sale by'Owner: Large vacant lot,
cleared and fenced, located at 121
Hunter Circle, Port St. Joe. For infor-
mation call 904-271-1534, price nego-
tiable. ltc6/1

For Sale by Owner
Spacious 3 bdrm., 2 ba. brick
home on corner of Sunset
Circle & 20th St. Lot and a
half in, excellent' neighbor-
hood. Formal din. rm., foyer,
Ig. eat-in kitchen w/roomy
pantry, great room w/fp &
entertainment center, big
master bdrm., & separate
bath & walk in closet, ap-
prox. 1700 sq. ft. of living.'
space. 2 car garage. Huge
yd. w/wired workshop. Auto-,
matic sprinkler system &
much more. $108,000. Call ,
Frank D. or Carla May at.'
227-2008. tfc 6/1 "

Apply Now For Qui

Permits For 95-96 k

Sportsmen who want to hunt
on the state's public wildlife man-
agement areas need to begin mak-
ing plans for the 1995-96 hunting
The first phase of the quota
hunt program will begin June 1.
Regular and special quota hunt
applications are available from
regional offices of the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission,
county tax collectors and their
The quota hunt program is a
tool to control and distribute
hunting pressure to prevent over-
crowding and over harvest on
Type I wildlife management areas
during specific time periods.
The quota, or maximum
number of hunters allowed on an
area, is based on each area's size,
type of habitat, game populations
and regulation restrictions.
Sportsmen wanting to hunt'
on a wildlife management area
during a quota hunt period must
submit an application. The regu-
lar nine, dayapplication is for per-
mits to hunt the first nine days of
the general gun season. special
hunt applications generally are
for permits for archery and muz-
zleloading gun hunts. However,
Special hunt applications also
include some short two- and
three-day general and modern
gun hunts. Hunters may submit
one regular nine day and one spe-
cial hunt application.
To apply for quota hunt per-
mits, hunters must purchase, a
1995-96 wildlife management
area stamp or a sportsman's, life-
time sportsman, lifetime hunting
or five-year hunting license,
which include a wildlife manage-
ment area stamp,
These licenses and stamps
also will be available June 1.
Hunters must provide proof that
they have purchased a wildlife
management area stamp when
they apply for a quota hunt per-
Permits are Issued during the
first phase based on a random
selection of applications
received (not postmarked) in
the Commission's Tallahassee
office from June. 1 through 4:30
p.m. EDT, June 12. Applications
received after June 12 will com-
pete on a, first-come, first-serve
basis for permits left unissued
after the random selection.
"I cannot emphasize enough
the Importance of submitting your
quota hunt applications in time to
be Included in the random selec-
tion," said Eddie White, the
Commission's quota hunt coor-
dinator. "Last year, we received
nearly 54,000 requests for regu-
lar and special quota hunt per-
mits during the first phase appli-
cation period".
Forty-two percent of the regu-
lar nine-day hunts and 77 per-
cent of the special hunts reach
their quota during the first phase
of the quota permit selection
. process. Many of the hunts that
do not reach their quota have few
permits remaining. Demand for
some of the hunts is so greatthat
hunters may be selected for a per-
mit only once. every 50 years.
"If a hunter misses the first-
phase 'application period, he
misses the opportunity to obtain
a quota permit for many of the
best public hunts in the state,"
White said.
This year's applications have
a few changes. The Steinhatchee
Wildlife Management Area, a
30,000-acre area in
Dixie County, has been with-
drawn from the Type I wildlife

management area system. There
are two new areas in the
Northwest Region, Tate's Hell in
Franklin County and Econfina
Creek in Washington and Bay
counties. Regular quota permits
are available for Tate's Hell. A
separate quota application will be
available in late July for archery
and muzzleloader hunts at
Econfina Creek. Farmton Wildlife
Management Area has been
renamed the Miami Corporation.
Wildlife Management Area.
"If you can't find the area you
are looking for, look on the back
of the application. If you still
can't find it, you may have the
wrong application," White said.
A limited number of antlerless
deer permits also are available
for selected wildlife management
areas. To apply, hunters must
submit a quota hunt application
between June 1-12, :indicate in
the appropriate space on the
application form the desire to take
an antlerless deer, and be select-
ed to receive a quota hunt permit
for wildlife management area that
offers antlerless deer permits..
Areas that offer antlerless deer
permits are indicated on the
Residents age 65 and older,
residents certified totally and
permanently disabled, residents
in the armed forces stationed out
of state and home on leave for 30
days' or less and children under
16 are exempt .from quota hunt


OB Elizabeth W. Thompson
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St. Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt. 3, Box 167; Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Fax: (904) 648-4247,

904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 904-229-1070,
Brenda Miller, Salesperson, 904/648-5435

Hurricane Allison was last seen

headed north. We incurred

no damages.

Call or write Elizabeth W. Thompson, Realtor
for brochures on rentals and sales.

Fantasy Properties, Inc.
~ ~ 1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478


Sea Shores Subd., Lot 1, Block A, nice cor-
ner lot, Nautilus Americus. 85'x150', $20,000.

St. Joe Beach. Nice 2 bd., 1 ba. mobile home
,on 75'x150' lot. Close to beach, new carpet,
gulf view, $29,500.

Sales Rentals Vacation Rental Specialists

Whether you're interested in selling your home, rent-
ing a place to live or want to vacation in our beautiful
area, we'll be glad to assist you.



(904) 227-1892 or 800-261-1892

SEACLIFFS: 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 bath furnished Gulf Front townhome. Pool and fireplace. Excellent
rental unit. $150,000.00
-SAND BAR BAY: Single family home adjacent to State Park, with access to St. Joe Bay. Cathedral
ceilings, berber carpets. Long term lease or lease purchase available. $72,500.
SAND BAR BAY: 1/2 acre'building lot adjacent to State Park. Owner financing with only 25%
down. $18,500.
BEACON HILL: Mobile home with attached Mother-in-Law cottage on 4 wooded lots. Large
20'x40' garage, tool shed, Furnished at $47,500.
WATERFRONT LOT: 75'x475' lot at Barefoot Trace. Owner financing available. $75,000.
GULFVIEW LOT: Secluded Duties lot F14, .638 acres. Owner financing available. $52,500.
HWY. C-30E: Building lot with road frontage, beach access, and also access to St. Joe Bay.

CHERYL SUMMERS, Broker (Hm: 229-2740)
BARBAA STEIN, Salesperson (Hm: 229-6515)

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and Operated. InCanaJa,.Eacht(Nice nan lndepemndcelyC' I.. ... I I 1 ., I L I 11 lI ...I .... ICanada.

Expect the best.,



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ota Hunt

permit requirements for most
areas. Because of lease agree-
ments, size and other factors
not allow for exemptions. On the
following areas all hunters,
including children, disabled per-
sons, military home on leave
and senior citizens, must apply
for and receive a quota hunt
permit to hunt: Andrews, Big
Shoals, Cecil N. Webb Field Trial
Area, DuPuis, Goethe, Half Moon,
Prairie Lakes, Rock Springs Run,
Seminole Forest, Steinhatchee
springs, Three Lakes Dog-Hunt,
Tosohatchee and Twin Rivers.
Children age 15 who will turn 16
before or during a period when a
quota hunt .permit is required,
should apply as non-exempt
hunters. Exempt hunters also
must submit a quota hunt appli-
cation to be included in any
antlerless deer permit drawing.
Quota hunt applications, for air-.
boats, track vehicles, Rotenberger
walk-hunt, supervised youth
hunts, mobility-impaired persona
hunts and the' Goethe dog-hunt
will be available from Commission
offices June 30.

Did You Know...
The Consumer Literacy Con-
sortium advises that consumers
could save up to $100 a year in
electricity costs by enrolling in
load management programs and
off-hour rate programs. Call your
electric utility company for infor-