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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: June 15, 1995
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Gulf County Calls Halt To "Cutting Bait"

.. -Decide to Fish Instead

.... Utilizing Idle Anglers

A delegation of 75 to 100
commercial fishermen, whole-
salers, and retailers packed into
the Gulf County Commission
room Monday night for a special
meeting between the Board of
Commissioners and representa-
tives of the fishing industry-iron-
ing out details of Gulf County's
venture into the commercial fish-
ing business.
As reported in last Thursday's
edition of The Star, the Gulf
County Commissioners voted to
enter Into the commercial fishing
business for governmental pur-
poses. Citing Section 16 of Article
10 in the Net Ban Amendment
which says, "This section shall,
not apply to the use of nets for
scientific research or governmen-
tal purposes," Commissioner
Warren Yeager told the group
Monday, "If keeping Gulf County
citizens employed is not a govern-
mental purpose, then we don't
what is."
The county's program kicks
off June 15, just 17 days before
the state's Net Ban Amendment,
which would strip commercial
fishermen of a livelihood that has
been passed down for genera-
tions, goes into effect,
Gulf County's plan establish-
es the county -as the governmen-
tal entity authorizing agents to
buy fishery products from proper-
ly licensed Gulf County citizens.
The agents and fishermen will be
required to enter into a contractu-
al agreement with the county in
order to participate In the pro-
gram., ,
In Yeager's reading of the res-
oluUon passed by the Board, he
pointed out to participate In Gulf
County's Fisheries Program, flsh-
ermen must unload their prod-
ucts thorough a county-designat-
ed 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.
Answer Questions
After explaining the resolu-
tion and contract specifications
the Board fielded questions con-
cerning the program from those'
present. Small County Coalition
consultant, and Director of
Southeastern Fisheries Associa-
tion, Bob Jones, was also present
to help explain the county's posi-
tion. He told the fishermen,
"Things shouldn't be much differ-
ent than what you're doing now if
this holds up."
"If we get arrested are we on.
our own?" asked Elmo Sander,
wondering how far the county
would go in supporting the fisher-
Jones fielded his question
explaining that there was a lot of
legal activity and thought being
put into the issue. He posed one
option in which a declaratory
decree might be sought through
legal means which would ensure
that no one would be touched If it

Local fishermen pay close attention to an explanation of tempting to join forces with them to circumvent Florida's
the manner in which the Gulf County Commission is at- new net ban law which goes into effect July 31.

County Makin g Ready

to Assume Operation

of So, Gulf Ambulance

Have July 31 Takeover Date ,

Tuesday's regularly sched-
uled County Commission meeting
was somewhat anti-climactic fol-
lowing Monday evening's special
meeting with local fishermen con-
cerning the county's fishing reso-
lution. However several points of
Interest were discussed.
Don Butler, Chief Admini-
strator, told the Board that the
Ambulance Committee was mak-
ing strides in preparation for the
-county's takeover of the service on
July 31st.
Butler told the Board the
committee had met with ambu-
lance administrators from Bay
Medical Center workshopping
some of the hurdles to be crossed
by the county. His recommended
to the Board to pursue utilizing
someone from Bay County's ser-
vice to help organize the transi-
tional phase of the takeover for
the first few weeks. He also told
the Board work was progressing
on getting the ambulance build-
ing ready and it should be ready
to house, the service well before
the July 31 deadline.
According to Butler, the
search is continuing. for a local
doctor to serve as director for the
At the request of Board
Chairman Michael Hammond the
'Board appointed Butler as
Personnel Director for the new

ambulance service. His responsi-
billUes will Include the, hiring
and/or firing of personnel for the'
squad as well as handling other
personnel problems.
Hammond announced to the
Bqard. "The county is fixing to
have to get into the court report-
ing business."
Starting July 1 Gulf County
will be financially responsible for
furnishing a court reporter for cir-
cuit and county court proceedings
at the Gulf County Courthouse.
the State of Florida had previ-
ously incurred the expense of fur-
nishing court reporters for coun-
ties in the state, but following the
enactment of Article Five the state
.has been turning many such
functions over to the individual
counties to finance.
the service is projected to cost
the County somewhere -in the
neighborhood of $13,000 per
year, $3.100 of which will come
through a state grant
Commissioner Billy Traylor
reported that Barbara Sanders,
Board attorney, had looked over
the legalities of initiating permit-
ting fees to be charged to users of
the county's boat launching facil-
ities. Traylor reported she felt the
(See COUNTY on Page 3)

County Commissioner Warren Yeager, originator of the
idea for the County to get into the fishing business, explains
to his audience just how the "deal" will work, as Commis-
sioner Jessie Armstrong listens.

Jail Escapee Last Seen

In Panama
At press time Wednesday the
Gulf County Sheriffs Department
is still searching for an inmate of
the Gulf County Jail who escaped
The inmate, Darrell L.
Coleman, 25, formerly of Tampa,
Is thought to have escaped
around 2:00 Sunday. afternoon
during visitation. It is speculated-
that Coleman got out. of .view
behind a building and climbed the
fence. He was tracked to North

City Area
Port St. Joe, where he got trans-
portation to Panama City. Sunday
evening he was reported to have
been seen in Panama City, and Is
still loose.
The young black male Is
.described as six feet tall and
weighing 165 pounds.
Anyone. having any informa-
tion regarding Coleman's location
can call the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office at 227-1115.

were approved.
During Tuesday's regular
County Commission meeting the
Board did indeed ask their attor-
ney. Barbara Sanders, to file for a
declaratory decree in Gulf County
Circuit Court. It declares that the
-amendment "means 'what It says",
Sanders explained.
Pat McFarland asked the
Board, ."If-it goes to litigation, how
far will the county go,?"
Franklin County Commis-
sioner Buford Braxton spoke
telling the group his county was
looking at doing the same thing
Gulf has done and that it's his
feelings that should litigation be
required the counties could join
forces, sharing the court expens-
(See FISH onhPage 3)


Nabbed by

Drug Force

In a continued effort to
increase, the pressure on the
sale and possession of nar-
cotics in the Gulf County area
the Gulf County / City
Narcotic Task Force released a
list of persons arrested during
the past several weeks. The
task force, also called the Two
"C" Task Force is made up of
members of the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office and Port St. Joe
Police Department.
Those arrested are as -fol-
Cannot Hill Wilsoh,
Panama City, possession of a
controlled substance: Mark
Hamilton, Pafnama City. pos-
session of a controlled sub-
stance; Johnny Lamar Taylor,
Ft. Meyers, possession of mar-
ijuana; Billy J. Rice, posses-
sion of marijuana and posses-
sion of paraphernalia; Tony
Barnes, Dalkeith, cultivation
of marijuana; Walton Cham-
pion, Brooksville, possession
of marijuana; Melanie Flint,
Wewahitchka, purchase of
crack. cocaine; Marty Dupree,
Wewahitchka, purchase or
crack cocaine; Stacy Williams,
Wewahitchka, purchase of
crack cocaine;
Vicki Johns, Apalachicola,
possession of crack cocaine;
Willie Jones, Port St. Joe, sale
of crack cocaine; Gary
Roulack, Port St. Joe, sale of
crack cocaine; Amy Raffield,
Wewa-hitchka, possession of
crack cocaine.
Three juveniles were also
arrested for possession of mar-
ijuana and possession of drug

German Economic Group Visits 8 ;(
L^. '^^^:-: 7.:-'.'-BIIW^ H H^ ^H HB

In Port St. Joe and Gu

Last week four German eco-
nomic development professionals
from the Ostthuringen region of
tht: state of Thuringia toured the'
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council, headquartered in
Blountstown, to learn about
American approaches to econom-
i.c development. The group was in
Port St. Joe and Gulf County Fri-
day, touring small business,
banks and management corpora-
tions. The Germans are visiting
as part of an exchange which
pairs regional development organ-
izations in the U. S. and regions
in the former East Germany. The
exchange program is organized by
the National Association of Devel-
opment Organizations (NADO) Re-
Ssearch Foundation in cooperation
with the German Marshall Fund
of the United States and the Ger-
-man Federal Economics Ministry.
While here, they were greeted

and hosted during their visit by
Mayor Frank Pate and Tamara
Laine, representing the Chamber
of Commerce. The group was ac-
companied by their translator,
Robert Devine of Fort Worth, Tex-
From May 1 through May 10
Charles Blume, Executive Direc-
tor of the Apalachee RPC, visited
the Ostthuringen region and two
other eastern German regions as
the first part of an exchange be-
tween German and American eco-
nomic development professionals.
"We are sharing our 30 years
of rural -economic development
experience with the hope that
German regions can learn from
our successes," explains Blume.
The visiting exchange team
here in Port St. Joe were Jurgen
Kepke, managing director of the
Eastern Thuringia Economic De-
velopment Agency since 1991.
Prior to 1991 he was responsible

If County
for planning for the city of- Gera;
Klaus Bickel, responsible for eco-
nomic development for the city of
Gera which anchors the region;
Dr. Wolf-Peter Pankau, head of
economic development for the city
of Altenburg; Holgar Richter, a
member of the management staff.
responsible for the new German
states as the Federal Ministry of
Economics. His main duty is fos-
tering cooperation with local com-
munities and counties in the area
of economic development. Prior to
working at the Economics Minis-
try, Mr. Richter was with the fed-
eral privatization agency (the
Treuhandanstalt) helping with
the sale of former East German
businesses and property.
While in Florida the group
will focus on common issues
such as environmental concerns,
public-private partnerships in
small business lending, and high
technology industry.

German Trade group pauses for dinner Kesley Colbert, representative of Gulf
while visiting in Port St. Joe Friday, along County on the ARPC [second from left near
with Charles Blume, director of the Apalach- side of table) where they exchanged informa-
ee RPC [third from left, far side of table] and tion and ideas.



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Forced Into It
WE DON'T PARTICULARLY like the government getting into
private business operations; especially where private individuals
and capital can do a better and more efficient job at a cheaper
price to the customer. One of these ventures is the fishing busi-
However, the state of Florida doesn't leave us any alternative.
Local government must get involved or just forfeit any hopes off
maintaining any semblance of a commercial fishing operation,
which the great majority of those of us here in Gulf county don't
wish to see happen.
So, local government has fulfilled its duty. Gulf County's lo-
cal government has taken the only avenue left available to us by,
getting the county in the position of becoming a commercial en-
terprise in order to protect the livelihood of a goodly portion of
its people and protect its sizable investment in a giant freezer-
the largest along the coast from Tampa t: Mobile, Ala.-built
specifically for handling seafood
WITH THE OPPOSITION the commercial fishermen have
from the Marine Fisheries Commission here in Florida, we don't
see them allowing the County to get away with this ploy, accept-
ing the position of commercial fishermen in name only, just to
get around the law. We expect them to buck it, just as they have
every move made by the commercial fishermen; a group they
were originally created to help, instead of hinder.
Don't look for each of the five Gulf County Commissioners to
go around with a pair of white rubber boots in their car, charac-
teristic of a fisherman; or become the rugged individualist which
most fishermen are. They will still be politicians, willing to bend
to any task for the good of their constituents. We're just proud of
them for seeing a need and meeting that need before it's too late.
THE STATE TOURISM community should join in approving
their actions also. What will a Florida be like which has no fish
or shrimp for the thousands of seafood restaurants which have
sprung up over the state and become renowned for serving their
tasty, fresh seafood. Florida wouldn't be the same without them.
There are a number of imitators, but somehow their frozen
fare which is mostly caught in distant waters, just doesn't meet
muster when it comes to comparing with the fresh-caught prod-
uct. We've gotten used to it and we feel the MFC would be a little
less inclined to enforce regulations which weren't there' if they
could only eat one fried-while-it-was-still-flipping mullet!

Use Warning Restraints

WE AGREE WITH Panama City Beach Police Chief Lee Sulli-
van. It has been our contention for a long time. Officials should
stop scaring the be-Jeebers out of people unless there is some-
thing to scare them about.
Hurricane Allison should be a case in point. At no time along
its journey through the Gulf did it pose the threat which it was
given credit for., .
A professional member of a National Weather Service hurri-
cane hunter squadron; whose business and duty it is to fly into
the eye of such storms for several years said there, was no real
danger from Allison. If he knew, the emergency: people knew.
WE ARE NOT ADVOCATING the abolition ,pf giving out dan-
;ger warnings and keeping the people advised on a storm's
progress. That should be a mandatory task of the emergency
people. But call a screeching halt to this practice of advising eve-
rybody to get out of the path of every blow which springs up.
In our mind, that practice is more dangerous than the storm
the magnitude of Allison could ever be for two reasons:
Reason number 1-People aren't fools. They can protect
themselves if they know what they are facing. When they return
to their homes after leaving for an Allison and see a minimum of
inconvenience to those "foolhardy" people who' stayed, they just
may ignore the same warnings on, say, a "Kate" and really get
Reason number 2-Trying to safely drive in a glut of traffic
with the crying kids and the family dog and cat in the car at one
time is an activity which is difficult enough on a clear day, with-
out compounding the risk of having to do it In stormy weather.
WE'RE NOT DOWN-GRADING the purpose of the emergency
people here. We have left for a safer location on occasion, but we
have exhibited a little common sense in doing so, weighing the
danger in staying and the danger in leaving. You emergency peo-
ple do a good and needed job.
And, for heaven's sakes, notify the people in Weather that "in
between" Apalachicola and Panama City is a very important little
city, containing a numberi- of good people, by the name of Port St.
Joe. A number of people here are lulled into a sense of false se-
curity, because we haven't been identified as the possible target
of ANY storm!

bunker Down with Kes

by Kesley Colbert

Emily Was All State Two Years Running

I'm not a big basketball fan,
but I've been watching some of
the NBA playoffs. They play on a
plane that's above my compre-
hension. Of course, at 5'10 1/2" I
didn't shoot many sky hooks over
anyone and I didn't spend much
time above the rim. As a matter of
fact I've 1NEVER been above the
rim. I guess that's why I watch in
awe as Shaq and Hakeem battle
for rebounds bouncing up off the
metal. But'what I really marvel at
is the 3 point shooting from nev-
er-never-land. Night after night
those guys are bombing 'em in
from 51 feet out!

And I'm not sure the common
man understands how difficult
that is!
Paul David Campbell had a
small back yard. And an ever
spreading mimosa tree took up
most of it. The basketball goal
was tucked in a back corner. I
was.too young to play. As usual
I'd followed my big brother down
the street. Leon and Jackie would
be taking on Paul David and big.
John Ed Gardner. They missed
more than they hit. And if they
were playing to 10 baskets I no-
ticed that the pushing and shov-
ing picked up when one of the
teams reached 7 or 8. I'd never
seen a real basketball game-I
didn't know a thing about fouls
and free throws, and such-but
Leon tripping John Ed every time
he started for the basket didn't
seem quite fun. .... .

When they stopped Ior a wa-
ter break I grabbed the ball. That
tllng was biger that it looked .
. and heavier. I squinted up
through the sun at the goal. It
near 'bout reached the sky! I
backed up and got a. running
start-and threw that Dolph
Schayes' autographed pumpkin
as hard as I could straight up. It
might have gotten half way to the
intended target.
Clearly, that shot was a har-
binger of my basketball career.
A few years passed and Leon
and Jackie and them moved up
to the high school gym. Ricky
Gene and Yogi and me moved
into Paul David's back yard. Our
ball was autographed *by some
guy' named Bob Cousy. And it
wouldn't .bounce worth a flip on
that grass. And just imagine try-
ing to dribble on the uneven dirt
"court" we'd worn down directly

in front of the goal. After a rain
we'd have to dnbble over the wa-
ter in the pot poles. That's when
we adopted the two step rule. You
could take two steps (sometimes
vou could stretch it to three or
four) after your last dribble if you
were going to shoot. I know you
must be familiar with this rule-
the NBA has been using it for
Each season the goal seemed
to move a little .closer. But that
didn't help, much. I tried one
hand set shots, two hands set
shots, jump shots, between my
legs shots... I got to hitting
the backboard regularly and I
took that as a positive sign.
By junior high the school had
built a concrete tennis court out
back of the gym, with basketball
goals at each end. Folks, we were
in the big time. They even had
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


A Walk Down:My Street Is Entertaining As Well As Good Exercise

you will see, or what you will
learn, or how far your imagina-
tion will run away from you;
when you take a walk down my
street. It has happened to me. Of
course, it doesn't take much of a
sojourn down only a short street
to qualify as a "walk" for me any-
One day last week, I was out
for a walk. I hiked all the way
from my home, down Allen Me-
tmorial Way, to the Bay and back
again. That constituted a walk for
me and all my neighbors along
the way keep me entertained as I
journey down the street and
It was late in the afternoon.
The squirrels were out for their
afternoon feeding and they were
entertaining, too. A walk isn't
boring on my street and the traf-
fic doesn't get in the way of pe-
destrians like me, either.



I HAVE SOME interesting
neighbors on my street. You nev-
er know what you will see, hear
or smell, as you meander down
the street for your afternoon con-
For instance, how many
streets in town can you hear a
Cuban battle cry, "We shall re-
turn!" as you make your way
along? Dr. Jorge San Pedro lives
across the street-and the park-
from me and he epitomizes the
true hot-blooded Latin in the
He even built his home like a
miniature "Alamo". He's ready!

If he wasn't laughing all the
time and greeting one heartily
every time you see him, one,
would think he was a hermit...
a Cuban hermit, at that.

I WAS TAKING MY afternoon
stroll Wednesday evening, after
the paper had been put in the
mail and I came to Greg John-
son's house. Greg is another of.
those neighbors who is either just
getting home or leaving when you-
see him.
Greg got himself a load of dirt)
to spread in his yard recently. It's'
still there.

The poor fellow can't get his
wife to spread it!
It's grown up, now, with a
crop of grass and weeds all its
own. I'm beginning to think what
he had in mind was making his
own private driving tee.
Greg is probably the most in-
teresting neighbor on the entire
street. There's no telling what you
will see in his yard.
Greg must be a frustrated
sailor. Early in the year, I was
walking by and saw ,three boats
sitting in his back yard, all lined
up side by side, like soldiers at
attention. I said to myself, "Now
there's a fellow who wants a boat
that will run when he decides to
go fishing. But I never see him go.
He just buys boats to have some-
thing to sit In the yard, I guess.
Memorial Day, I saw a brand
new boat in his drive, equipped
with a canopy over the cockpit
and two long whip antennas on
the rear truly a boat pur-

chased for action. But Wednes-
day, I passed by and the large,
"bay" boat was still parked-with
two smaller ones alongside!

LAMAR HARDY, the horticul-
turist of the neighborhood, had a
yard which needed cutting.
Shame, Lamar! He hadn't' even
picked up the debris from "Alli-
son" yet! That' isn't like Lamar.
Why, Frenchie has already picked
up our yard after the big storm
I give Lamar credit, though.
He's one of the few on the street
who still cuts his own grass. He
gets out his little push lawn mow-
er, with the grass catcher on the
side and goes at it like fighting
I saw Greg's riding lawn mow-
er sitting in the yard, like it was
out of gas, the other evening. Try-
ing to fool strangers just passing
by, Greg?

THEN, OF COURSE there is

Bill Rich and Dave May. All Dave
does is run his sprinklers and fly
his coat of arms flag on the front
of his .house. I guess it's a coat o"
arms printed on the banner; it's
all a bunch of mixed-up colors
with a psychodellc air. That's
Dave; psychedelic! '
Betty. Rich makes it hard for
the whole neighborhood. Sh
picks up any stray pine' needle
which ;has the temerity to fall in
her yard--or Bill's yard, if you're
talking to. him. It has been my obl-
servation that Bill Rich has the
most effective method for keeping
his yard clean and the grass cut.
He just goes fishing while Betty
does it!
Viva! Bill, you're my kind of
I can hardly wait for Dr.
"Dusty" May to move in his new
house. He has already put yellow
ribbons on all his trees. That has
the makings of a good mystery;

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Sliger Promotes Stavros Center

In Thursday Morning Breakfast Meeting in Port St. Joe

Ralph Roberson [left] and George Duren elected in Port St. Joe for the Stavros Center
[right] present Dr. Bernard Sliger [center] at Florida State University. Roberson and
with dearly $3,000 in checks and cash, col- Duren are on the Stavros board of directors.

Special City

Meeting IS

The City of Port St. Joe has
rescheduled a public hearing
concerning those affected by
911 changes within the ,city
limits. A special meeting had
been set for Tuesday evening,,
June 20, but has been
rescheduled for July 18th, in
order to have a meeting with
the 911 to eliminate errors in
addresses before those affect-
ed can be notified.
An advertisement for the
meeting had already been.
printed in the B section of the
newspaper before the change
was received.

(From Page 2)
The first thing you notice on
a concrete basketball court is the
ball comes right back up to you
Like a dream. The second thing
you discover is that concrete will
take the hide right off your knee.
elbow and palms every time you
challenge it. For four winters I
went home bleeding every day.
But the improved facility and
some natural growth was really
helpuing,' game. Ifwe. played all
afternoon I'd pour in 4. maybe 6
points. Emily Scarbrough and I
played a lot of one-on-one. I got
to where I could handle her pretty
And you talk about some
fights! We played under the uni-
versal back yard rule-no autop-
sy, no foul. I learned the tripping
move from Leon. After Buddy
Wiggleton loosened a couple of
my teeth with a flying elbow, I
started getting mine out pretty
good. A knee in the thigh could
slow a guy down for the rest,of
the day. And if the score was tied
and you drove for a lay up-you
:were taking your life in your
hands. I can- remember many
times when we just threw the ball
down and went to duking it out.
Basketball was kind'a like our
By the ninth grade, Vicki, La-
Renda and Mary Hadley would
sometimes stop'by and watch-I
knew my shooting ability wasn't
exactly going to bowl them over .
.You understand being four-
teen, I had to impress them some
way. I would pick out the small-

C County -- (From Page 1)

county should be in good stand-
ing to initiate the fees, :and he
would like for the Board to try to
have an ordinance in effect by
October I of this year. ..-,
The Board has discussed a
need for funds to maintain their
currently launching facilities as
well as build new sites. "Users
need to foot the bill," Traylor said,
adding, "the $4,000 received from
the Game and Freshwater Fish
Department each year does not
even cover the expenses to the
county to keep the landings
cleaned up.
A non-county resident fee of
$50 and resident fee of $5 has
been kicked around by the Board
but no definite decision has been
made on permit charges. The
Board feels that $15,000 -
$20,000 could be generated year-
ly through the fees which would
be put back into the launching
Board voted to cancel the
July 27th meeting so the commis-
sioners could attend the annual
State Counties' Conference.
Decided to purchase a
9'k24" sign for the County
Courthouse complex and Sheriffs
Department at a cost of $1,'987 as
requested by Gulf County 911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson.
Decided to apply for four
recycling grants as recommended
by Solid Waste Director Joe
Was presented a plaque
from Veteran Service Officer Bp
Williams proclaiming the 50th
anniversary of the Veterans
Service office in Gulf County.
Granted the Five Points

est guy on the other team .
Like I said at the beginning.-
they don't play basketball In the
NBA the way we did It in the back
yard. To hit one from 51 feet out
at Paul David's, Dennis Scott
would have to be standing under
the street light in the front yard.
He'd have, to shoot over a three
story house course, I
wouldn't bet against him making
I did learn one thing from the
play offs. I need a new T. V. The
one I've got kept making a guys
hair look first green and then
orange ... .

R/C Flyers Club permission to
use a, closed section of 5-Points
landfill to fly their model planes.
Adopted a personnel disci-
pline:, proposal calling for-first
offense, oral reprimand; second
offense, written reprimand; third
offense, written reprimand and
recommended time-off; and
,fourth reprimand, termination.

(From Page 1)
,Yeager stated, several of the
state's coastal counties and cities
were looking at following suit with
Gulf County and there is a possi-
bility they all might join together.
Franklin, Wakulla, Taylor and,
Levy counties, along with the City
of Destin, were mentioned by both
Yeager and Jones as being active-
ly pursuing the same avenue.
When asked by Dewayne
Bridges: how fishermen in the
county 'would be identified, the
Board responded that Initially
they would have to carry a copy of
their contract with them, but
some type of I.D. system would be
worked out for the future.
The county's resolution Intent
would coQve all nets. including
shrimp nets,' under the Net Ban
Guy Gibson asked the Board
how new. rules ,.made by the
Marine Fisheries Commission
would affect them. Bob Jones
responded that the Commission
would still be able to make rules
but those rules had to be
approved by the Governor'and the.
Cabinet. "If we do our job right it
might not be a problem," he said.'
Gene Raffield thanked the
Board and Bob Jones, Individual-
ly and collectively, for their efforts
and leadership in trying to pre-
serve the fishing industry in Gulf
County. "It's been said you can
only get so low in the barrel-well,
we're about as low as you can
.get," Raffield said.
He, encouraged everyone to
abide by the laws. "We are law
abiding citizens-hopefully this
can- be handled through the
courts." Raffield told the Board
somewhere between 80 to 85 per-
cent of the people in Gulf County
agree with what they are doing
(according to Gulf Cdiunty's bal-
'loting on-the Net Ban Amendment
Bob Jones summarized to the
gathering that they were going to
be scrutinized very closely by the
other 66 counties in the state and
by those in other states. "This is
an unprecedented,move," he said
about determining what is a gov-
ernmental purpose by the Board
:of Commissioners. -
The resolution adopted by the
County Commission requests the
Florida Marine Fisheries Commis-
sion enact a rule capping the har-
vest of saltwater fishery products
from GUlf County at the highest
levels of harvest within the past
five years for all fishery species in
Gulf County that would have been
affected by the net ban.
Contracts to join the county's
fishery program can be picked up
at the County Clerk's office.

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Dr. Bernard Sliger, former
president of Florida State Univer-
sity, in Tallahassee, was in Port
St. Joe, Thursday morning repre-
senting the Gus A. Stavros Cen-
ter. The center is dedicated to the
advancement of free enterprise
and fostering economics educa-
tion. He was in Port St. Joe on an
annual search for support in the
form of money and members for
the organization.
Dr. Sliger met with several lo-
cal supporters of the free enter-
prise system at a breakfast gath-
ering at J. Patrick's Restaurant'
and spoke briefly to the group,
explaining what the Stavros Cen-
ter was doing In this area.
Sliger reported that 15 teach-
ers had been sent to FSU for
grounding in economics and giv-
en instructions and training in
teaching the economic and free
enterprise education in Gulf
County high schools. 'This train-
ing is paid for by local contribu-
tors to the program," Dr. Sliger
The, speaker said he was
here, primarily, to help perpetu-
ate that flow of local funds to
their program.
The Stavros Center promotes
and encourages such activities as
'The Stock Market Game," under-
standing taxes and understand-
ing the economy, in our high
school, here in Port St. Joe.
The Stavros Center has two
local individuals on its Board of
Directors;, George Duren; owner
of Saveway Super Market and
:Ralph Roberson, Manager of St.
Joe Container's plant, who ar-
ranged Thursday morning's visit.
In the "Stock Market Game"
students receive a hands-on moti-
vational approach to teaching
students about the U. S. economy
and the world of business and fi-
nance. The students in the game
actually buy and sell stocks for
the entire school termi.
The capstone of the Stavros

program is to prepare teachers to
teach a comprehensive, one-
semester high school economics
The course includes prepar-
ing the students to understand
money, banking and the federal
reserve system in the U. S. econo-
tory institutions play in the na-
tional fiscal policies. It teaches
students how and why economic
systems function.
The understanding of taxes is
another important subject which
prepares teachers with ways to
teach about different types of tax-
es, the role of the taxpayer, tax

reform and fairness issues, pre-
paring them to pass on the same
infonnation to their students.
The economic education in-
fonnrmation includes such subjects
as; Econ and Me, Eyes on the
economy and Global Economics.
All of these subjects together
helps students to understand the
whole of the economic system,
rather than have a misunder-
standing through not seeing the
whole picture and how it is inte-
grated into the entire economic
Nearly $3.000 was contribut-
ed Thursday for Stavros Center to
continue its work in Gulf County.


Ralph Roberson, Manager of St. Joe Container Division
[left] and J. C. Belin, retired Chairman of St. Joe Forest
Products Company [right] discuss the Stavros program with
Dr. Bernard Sliger after breakfast last Thursday. Dr. Sliger
was in Port St. Joe on a fund-raising mission for the Center.






Florida Women's Club

Art Show
Gulf County's Fourth Annu-
al Art Show drew steady crowds
all week long, with a surge of
visitors Thursday evening at
Open House. Hurricane Allison
interrupted the beginning of
the show, but public viewing
made up for lost time as the
week progressed.
The show as held upstairs
in the First Union Bank build-
:In the top photo, visitors
are shown inspecting some of
the art on exhibit and in the
bottom photo, host Gil Wil-
liams of First Union and Heath-
er McCall of the sponsoring
agent, Chamber of Commerce,
look over some of the entries.

Joneses Are Celebrating 50th

William (Rusty) Harper
and Wendy Werner

To Wed
Alan and Gail Werner of
Snellville, Georgia and Raymond
and Peggy Harper of White City
would like to announce the up-
coming ceremony of Wendy Wer--
ner and William (Rusty) Harper
as they pledge their love for one
another on June 24 at the First
United Methodist Church in Port
St. Joe at 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Seyles, Professor of Relig-
ion from Andrew College in Cuth-
bert, Georgia, will be ministering
the ceremony. A reception will
follow shortly after the. ceremony
at Treasure Bay Lodge. All friends
and relatives are cordially invited.

Wewa Classes
Hold Reunion
The Wewahitchka High
School Classes of 1959, 1960,
1961 and 1962 will be jointly
hosting their class reunion on
Saturday, June 17 from 10:00
a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Wewa-
hitchka Community Building.
Everyone who is associated
with these classes is invited to at-

George "Skeet" and Mildred
Jones of Wewahitchka will be cel-
ebrating their 50th wedding anni-
versary on Sunday, June 18 from
3:00 to 5:00 p.m., CDT, at Glad
Tidings Assembly of God Church
in Wewahitchka.
Skeet and Mildred were mar-
ried in Panama City on June 19,
1945. They. have two children,
Donna (Ron) Drew and Eddie
(Sue) Jones, and four grandchil-
dren, Kevin Gilmore, Kelli Jones,
Kristin Jones and Stephanie
Skeet is retired from Arizona
Chemical and is a board member
of the Gulf Coast Electric Cooper-
ative. He is also an honorary
member of the Wewahitchka Fire
Department and member of the
Tupelo Masonic Lodge.

To Wed
Jenni and Trey, children of
Sylvia Simmons, would like to an-
nounce the approaching marriage
of their mother to Charles Also-
brook. Sylvia is the daughter of
Dottle Nowell and the late Bob
Nowell of Wewahitchka. Charles
is the son of Willard and Dorothy
Alsobrook of White City.
An outdoor wedding is
planned for June 24th at 4:00
p.m.,. EDT, at the home of Chris'
and Charmaine Earley of Sim-
mons Bayou.
No local invitations are being
sent, but all friends and relatives
are invited to attend.

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All friends and relatives are
invited to attend. It is requested
that no gifts be given.

Florida clubwomen will be ,
taking a well deserved vacation
during the months of July and
August, a time to relax after a
year of projects, club, district and
state meetings. Dottie Taylor,
Publicity Chairman, Wewahitch-
ka Woman's Club, offers some in-
teresting statistics received from
Bert Alberti, President, GFWC
Florida Federation of Women's
Clubs. This is a one year report
and the figures represent the
combined totals of federated gen-
eral, junior and juniorette clubs
reporting: 19,500 FFWC members
contributed 1,317,327 hours ;on
20,638 projects and programs
and donated $1,555,022 to Flori-
da communities.
Two of Mrs. Alberti's special
projects for this' administration,
1994-96, are Adopt-a-library and
Beware of Cancer. Club members
were asked to donate 20,000
books to libraries and to establish
50 new libraries during these two
years, but the goal was exceeded
i. n just one year. Members donat-
ed 43,211 books and'started 51
new libraries, including one In Bi-
mini, Zimbabwe and Guatemala.
Members worked 13,884 hours
on 134 cancer projects and gave
$16,431 to fight cancer. A total of
$30,000 was needed to send 40
cancer kids to ROCK (Reaching
Out to Cancer Kids) Camp at
$750 each and club members
raised $29,841, so these children
will attend ROCK Camp this sum-
At the' 1995 FFWC Centenni-
al Convention in Orlando, Presi-
dent Alberti presented checks, to
representatives, from the following
organizations: American Cancer
Society, $5,000; Canine Compan-
ions for Independence, $10.000:
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership,
$2,500; Reaching Out to Cancer
Kids (ROCK), $5,000; Special
Olympics, $25,000; The Federa-
tion also made a contribution to
the Oklahoma Disaster Fund.

Final Plans
Ray and Jan Miller of Port St.
Joe, along with Mrs. Donna Bak-
er of Manisfleld, Pennisylvania
and Bruce Baker of Clayton,
North Carolina, would like to an-
nounce the final wedding plans of
the children, Wendy Renee Miller
and Scott Robert Baker on Satur-
day, June 17 at 7:00 p.m., EDT,
at the Oak Grove Assembly of
God Churh..
A reception will follow in the
social hall of the church.
No local invitations are being
sent however all friends and rela-
tives are invited to share this
J blessed event.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lanier of
White City would like to an-
nounce the wedding of their
daughter Karen Lanier to Bren-
don Othic, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Gene Othic of Woodlawn, Virgin-

The ceremony will be held at,
the White City Baptist Church on
June 24 at 2:00 p.m., EDT. All
friends and relatives, are invited
to attend.

George and Mildred Jones

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50th wedding anniversary on
June 24th at a reception hosted

Summer Library Program
All area children, ages K 5th the videos, Hundred Penny Fox
grade are being invited to the and Annie And The Old One and
Gulf County Public Library in stories titled, Village of Round
Port St. Joe to enjoy a summer of and Square Houses and Grandfa-
reading, movies, and games. other's Journey.
The program is a weekly fea- The Florida Youth Library
ture each Tuesday from June 20 Program is 'sponsored by the
until August 1. This summer's State Library of Florida, North-
theme will be "Once Upon a Tale". west Regional Library System and
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by their children at Highland
View Assembly of God Church in
Port St. Joe. It will be held from
4:00 until 6:00 p.m., EDT.
The couple was united in
marriage on June 30, 1945. For
27 years the Haney's were the
owners of Dot's Bakery in Port St.
All friends and relatives are
invited to attend their celebra-


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Mr. and Mrs. William S. Haney



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Samantha Jade Taylor is cel-
ebrating her first birthday today,
June 15. -She is being honored' at
- a cook-out, hosted by her par-
ents, Marlen and Laura Taylor.
Helping her celebrate are her big
sister, Ginger, a host of close
family and friends, including her
"special grandparents" Bob and
Sue Phillips.
Samantha is also 'the grand,-,
5daughter of ,Vood.% and Ann
Swartwood and Bobby Taylor and
Joyce Newsome.

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Amanda is the daughter of
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Obituaries Sea Oats Family Medical Now Open

Paul Peak
Paul Peak of Wewahitchka,
passed away Monday at his
home. A native of Holmes County.
he had been a resident of High-
land View from .1956 until moving
to Wewahitchka twelve years ago..
He had been an employee for the
State of Florida during construc-
tion of the T. H. Stone State Park,
and later worked as a park ranger
for ,the Constitution Convention
State Museum. He ran a pawn
shop, and for the past several
years had a farm on his property
in Wewahitchka.
Survivors include his wife,
Dorothy Peak of Wewahitchka; a
daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn
Ann and Harold Hardy of Blakely,
Georgia; three sons and daugh-
ters-in-law, Eddie and Teresa
Peak of Highland View;, Steve and
Mary Ann Peak of Wewahitchka,
and George Newsome of Panama
City; 'four grandchildren, Jessica,
Jason, Steve, and Billy Peak; his
mother, Willie Peak of Highland
View; a sister, Carolyn Williams
of'Port St. Joe; and three broth-
ers, John W. Peak,; .Robert E.
Peak, and Jerry L. Peak, all of
Highland View.
The funeral service will be
held at 3:00 p.m., E.D.T., Thurs-
day at the Highland View Church
of God, conducted by Dr. Clifton
Elmore and Rev. Jeff Scalf. Inter-
ment will follow in the family plot
in Roberts Cemetery. He will lie in
state at Comforter Funeral Home
on Wednesday until 9:00 p.m.,
and at the church from 10:00
a.m. until 3:00 Thursday.
All services are under the di-
rection of' Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.

Mattie L. Gaskin-
Mattie L. Gaskin, 78, of We-
wahitchka, -passed away Sunday
in Port St.. Joe. A native of Rome,
Georgia, she worked as a loom
fixer in a cotton mill in Atlanta
until moving to Wewahitchka in
Survivors include four sons,
James Gaskin, Sam Gaskin, Jer-
ry Gaskin, all of Atlanta, and Joel
Gaskin of Wewahitchka; 'six
grandchildren and one great-
Cremation is scheduled. She
will then be taken to Atlanta for
All services are under the di-
rection of the Comforter Funeral
Home. .,

Rivers Fisher
Rivers Fisher, 80, of Wewa-
hitchka died Friday, June 9, in
Gulf Pines Hospital in Port SLt
Joe. He was a native of Blount-
stown but had been a long-time
resident of Wewahitchka.
He is survived by two broth-
ers, Emanuel (Mamie) Fisher arid
Ceaphous Fisher, both of Wewa-
hitchka; and a host of nephews,
nieces and other relatives.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, June 13, at 2:00 p.m. in
St. John Free Will Baptist Church
in Wewahitchka with Rev. J. Fos-
ter officiating. Interment followed
in Williamsburg Cemetery.

Sea Oats Family Medical is
now open for business in St. Joe
Beach. Dennis McCraney, physi-
cian assistant certified, will be in
charge of patient care and his
wife, Brenda, will be managing
the office. Dennis and Brenda
McCraney are formerly of Trenton
Medical Center in Trenton, where
he practiced family medicine and
is recognized in surgery. Sea Oats
Family Medical will be focusing

Puss posss), Saddleback, 10
(Eye-oh),, Hog, what do those
words have in. common? They're
the names caterpillars, the kind
of stinging caterpillars most often
encountered in Florida. It pays to
know what these villains look like
because you don't want to come
in contact with any of the four. In
this article I'll describe these anti-
social critters, and the effect of
their poison.
Actually, so called "stinging"
caterpillars don't have stingers
like ants, bees, and wasps. 'In-
stead, they have a number of
hair-like spines connected to poi-
son glands. When these spines
contact, a person's skin, the poi-
son is released, causing a variety
of unpleasant reactions. My infor-
mation on stinging caterpillars
was provided by Extension Ento-
mologist Dr. Don Short, of 'the
University of Florida's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Science.
Stinging caterpillars feed on
many plants, but they seldom are
present in large enough number
to cause serious damage. Their
stings, rather than feeding, pose
the primary threat. That's why
it's important to learn. to recog-
nize and avoid these cantanker-
ous crawlers.
The puss caterpillar is stout
bodied, almost an inch long, and
completely covered with gray to
brown hairs. Under the soft hair
are stiff, poisonous spines. When
touched, the spines break off in
the skin, causing severe pain.
The saddleback caterpillar
has a more striking appearance.
It's brown, with a wide green
band around the middle of the
body. There's a large brown sad-
die on a green blanket. The sad-
dleback may,exceed an inch in
length, and Is stout bodied. The
main poison spines are borne on

By Barbara Eells
Late' at night or in the wee
hours of the morning, there
emerges, from the waters of our
beach shores, a big dark-looking
sea creature. She slowly, slowly
pulls and pushes her some 150,
to 400 pounds form upon the
beach. A very fast swimmer in the
water, but once on land it is very
difficult for her to maneuver.
Male and female sea turtles
have been mating off-shore for
weeks in preparation for the fe-
male to come ashore to lay her
S The sea turtle drags' herself
ashore and begins to push down-
ward into the sand with her head
and front body to determine if the
area is suitable for eggs. If she is
ready to lay, she will excavate a
bulbous-shaped hole where she
will deposit her clutch of ping-
pong sized eggs. A sea turtle usu-
ally averages about 110 eggs per
clutch. She will then cover the
eggs and crawl back into the sea.
The entire egg-laying process
usually takes anywhere from one
to two hours.
The most common sea turtle
to lay in this area is the logger-
head turtle, but the green and

not only on family care but also
offering specialists in the fields of
internal medicine and general
Dr. Vincent Ivers is an inter-
nal medicine physician with a
special emphasis in cardiac and
critical care. Dr. Ivers is board eli-
gible and is certified to perform
various endoscopic procedures.
Dr. Ivers, his wife, Juliette, and
son, Vincent, are from Merritt Is-

pairs of projections near the front
and rear of the body. There's a
row of smaller stinging organs
along each side. -
The 10 moth caterpillar is
pale, green, with yellow and red-
dish to maroon stripes along the
sides. It often exceeds two inches
in length, and is fairly stout bod-
ied. The poisonous spines, which
form rows of bands across the
body, are usually 'yellow' with,
black tips,
The light brown hag moth
caterpillar has nine pairs of vari-
able length protrusions along its
body, from which poisonous
spines extend. The protrusions
are curved and twisted, giving the
appearance of the disheveled hair.
of a hag.
Most contacts with stinging

leatherback turtles may also be
seen. All of these turtles are en- "'
Here are some tips if a sea
turtle is sighted:
Stay away. Don't use any
lights or flashes.
Do not wipe away the turtle
Do not try to help the turtle .
or dig in the nest.
Turtles do not enjoy noise,
so be cautious.
Do not build bonfires near a
turtle's nest.
If a turtle nest is found, call
a turtle volunteer immediately.
The sea turtle watch volun-
teers are: Hermnnan and Pam
Jones, 647-8245; Henry and Pau- .
la Boone, 647-5031; Barbara
Eells, 647-8238; Gail Piccola,
647-8760; Harry and Judy Paul,
229-8182; David and Helen Bell,
229-6990; Virgil and Larene
Turner, 227-7571.
If you are unable to reach a
volunteer, contact Barbara Eells.

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caterpillars occur in the spring
and summer. And, as might be
expected, children, campers, and
gardeners are the most frequent
victims. When playing or working
outdoors in infested areas, it pays
to wear a long sleeved shirt, long
pants, and gloves.
Reactions to caterpillar poi-
son vary with an individuals.
Sensitivity itching, burning,
swelling, and nausea may be ex-
perienced. In several cases, fever,
shock and convulsions may oc-
cur. If a person has a history of
hay fever, asthma or allergy-or if
allergic symptoms develop-a
physician should be contacted w
immediately. In cases of milder
reactions, a strip of adhesive tape
should be placed on and pulled
off the affected area repeatedly to
remove the spines. Then apply ice
packs, followed by a paste of bak-
ing soda and water.
Since so few stinging caterpil-
lars are normally found on plants
around the home, mechanical
methods usually offer the easiest
means of control. Just carefully
remove and crush the caterpil-
lars, or knock them into a pan of
kerosene. If a pesticide is needed,
"sevin or diazinon may be used in
accordance with label directions
for caterpillar control.

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Tips on How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

The Carib Indians called their
thunder god "Hurakah". From
this word comes our word, hurri-
cane-the furious storms that fre-
quently form in the summer and
sometimes cause serious damage
along the Gulf of Mexico and the

Weatherspoon Important
Part In Air Defense
Army Master Sgt. Sidney D.
,Weatherspoon played an impor-
tant part in the military's largest
Joint air defense training exercis-
es dubbed "Roving Sands" '95.
The 10-day exercise involved
over 15,000 active duty and re-
serve soldiers, sailors, airmen
and Marines from over 100 units
worldwide. In addition, over
-2,000 air defenders fr6m Germa-
ny and the Netherlands joined
the Americans in the first training
mission of its kind on U. S. soil.
"Roving Sands" was played
out over 14,000 square miles,
from the desert training areas of
Fort Bliss, just North, of El Paso,
Texas,. to the vast deserts of
White Sands Missile Range and
southeastern New Mexico.
The purpose of the exercise
was to evaluate air defense tech-
niques from many different or-
Sganization, services and countries
in a highly realistic combat envi-
ronment. The training also show-
cased new tactics, techniques,
* and hardware systems designed
to catapult air defense into the
21st century.
He is a first sergeant with the
Seventh Air Defense Artillery at
SFort Bliss,' Texas.
Weatherspoon is the son of
t.Vonlile Nickson of Port St. Joe.
The soldier is a 1977 gradu-
ate of Port St. Jde High School.

Annual Bevis
Reunion Set
The annual Bevis reunion will
be held Saturday; June 17 at
Lake Talquin River Bluff Picnic'
Area near Tallahassee. This year's
event marks the 140th anniver-
sary of the entry into Florida of
SWilliam Langley and Jennie Palm-
er Bevis, forebearers to over three
thousand descendants, most of
whom live In north and northwest
Of their twelve children, nine
came with them; two sons stayed
in Georgia, and one had died ear-
lier-. They settled --in---northeast-- -
Jackson Couftynr in knd around
where is now known as Two Egg,
Lovedale, Bascom and Malone.,
Russell- R. Bevis, reunion
president, said he Is expecting
the largest crowd ever, and this
will be the first time that food will
be prepared at the reunion site
rather than covered dish.

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Atlantic Seaboard.
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Servic-
es urges Floridians to be pre-
pared by following these steps:
Have a two-week supply of


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Laymember Needed
For Commission
.The Judicial Nominating
Commission for the 14th Judicial
Circuit is seeking a laymember
for an available position with the
Commission. The Commission is
a panel of citizens which screen
applicants for judicial vacancies
in! the 14th Judicial Circuit, and
ultimately submits at least three
of the most qualified applicants to
the governor for appointment. It
is a non-salaried position.
Applications for this position
can be obtained by mail from Wil-
liam G. Warner. Vice-Chairperson
of the Commission for the 14th
Judicial Circuit. Post Office Box
335, Panama City, FL 32402; or
may be obtained from his office-at
514 Magnolia Avenue in Panama
Completed applications must
be submitted no later than June

Gulf County 911
The Gulf County 911 Com-
mittee will meet on June 15 at
3:00 p.m., EDT, in the County
Commissioner's Meeting Room at
the Gulf County Courthouse. All
committee members and the gen-
eral public are invited to attend.

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non-perishable food on hand, as
well as medication, a fire extin-
guisher, first-aid kit, tools, bat-
tery-powered radios and flash-
lights, and extra batteries.
Because hurricanes can
damage water systems and cause
contamination, store water if a
hurricane is imminent. Water can
be stored in clean bathtubs, jugs,
bottles and cooking utensils.
During hurricane season,
keep your vehicle's fuel tank full
to be prepared for sudden evacu-
ation. Service stations may be out
of service after a hurricane
If a hurricane warning is is-
sued, board up or tape windows.
Tape may not keep a window
from breaking, but it can help re-
duce the danger of flying glass.
Check refrigerated foods for
spoilage if an electrical power out-
age occurs. Foods that are not
properly refrigerated, or that are
not cooked thoroughly during
preparation, can harbor danger-
ous bacteria that can cause food
Check now to make sure
you have sufficient homeowners
and flood insurance. Most insu-
rance companies won't issue new
coverage once an area has been
placed under a hurricane watch
or warning.
People should also inspect
the grounds around their homes
prior to hurricane season to help
eliminate or reduce damage from
trees. Foresters with the Depart-
ment's Division of forestry recom-
mend the following:
Look for dead or dying
branches on trees, and prune
them so they can't be torn off and
become destructive projectiles.
Remove dead or dying trees
from your property. Some trees or
branches tan be removed by the
homeowner without special
knowledge or equipment, but big
jobs should be performed by a
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Remove branches that may
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with light breezes. During a hur-
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large limb could wear a hole
through the roof.
If young trees need bracing,
avoid props that can be torn loose
by high winds and cause damage.
Instead, plant three posts around

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In First Place Team Tournament

V Although commonly used by authorities to describe the
indiscriminate use of those drugs associated with "turning
on," "kicks," and "trips," it also is the unwise use of any
drug. Too much aspirin, constant use of a nose spray,
excessive dependence on a cough syrup would all be good
examples of drug abuse.
Actually, you abuse your body when you rely too much
on over-the-counter, non prescription medications when
you are sick. Rely instead on the knowledge and experience.
of your family doctor.

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Port St. Joe's Major League
champion, Active Styles, is cur-
rently participating in the First
Place Teams Tournament, along
with the four other first place Dix-
ie Youth baseball teams from Dis-
trict Four in Callaway.
Active Styles has played three
games thus far in the tourna-
ment, winning their first two
games before losing a one run
heartbreaker in the bottom of the
sixth to the host team, Callaway,
Tuesday evening.
At this point in tournament
play three teams remain: Calla-
way (0-2), Apalachicola (1-1) and
Port St. Joe (2-1). Callaway and
Apalach met Wednesday night.
Thursday night's game will be
played at 8:00 p.m., EDT, with ei-
ther St. Joe playing Callaway, or
in the event Apalach defeats Call-
away Wednesday, forcing a three
way tie, the three teams will draw
for a bye into a championship
game on Friday at 8:00 p.m.
The double elimination tour-
nament started Saturday evening
with St. Joe defeating Bayou
George 11-0. Matt Caswell toed
the rubber for Active Styles, al-
lowing four hits against eight
strikeouts, while yielding just one
walk for a complete game shut-

Mitch Owens, Matt Caswell,
Chad Goebert, Christopher Knox,
and Chad Haddock had two hits
apiece during the game, while
Drew Tuten added a single, giving
Active Styles batters 10 hits dur-
ing the game. Active Styles scored
six runs off four hits in the fourth
inning to insure the win.
On Monday night St. Joe beat
Apalachicola's league champion
4-0 in what turned out to be a
pitcher's duel.
Mitch Owens went the dis-

tance for St. Joe giving up two
hits and allowing just three walks
against ten strike-outs, while
blanking Apalachicola.
Drew Tuten, Matt Caswell,
Chad Haddock. and Dusty Crews
had one hit each accounting for
all four of St. Joe's hits on the
Host team, Callaway handed
Active Styles their first loss of the
tournament Tuesday evening
coming from behind in the bot-
tom of the sixth inning to win 7-

Matt Caswell broke a 5-5 tie
in the top of the sixth when he
scored putting St. Joe on top 6-5
going into the bottom of the in-
ning. But Callaway's two runs in
the bottom of the inning spelled
defeat for Active Styles.
Mitch Owens, Matt Caswell,
Christopher Knox and Chad Had-
dock pounded out all five of St'
Joe's hits. Matt Caswell took the
loss pitching all six innings allow-
ing seven hits and seven walks,
while striking out 12 Callaway

Wewahitchka Named As Top

School In the Big Bend Area

The Wewahitchka Gators
were named the top school in
Class 2A'in the Big Bendby the
Florida High-' School Athletic
Association, receiving 180.5
points. Selection Is made with
points given for the overall sports
program, the number of sports
offered and the achievements
attained in each sport.
Wewahitchka High School
had their baseball and softball
programs in the regional finals,
with the 30-3 softball team at one
time, ranked number one in the
state. The baseball team earned a
#three ranking at one time during
the season.
In football they finished third
in the district and participated in-
the post-season Rotary Bowl in
In cross country their girls
team finished ninth in the state
and the boys finished eleventh.
The girls basketball team was the-

All Big Bend
Baseball Team
Two Wewahitchka Gators
were named to the All Big Bend
Baseball second team team by the
Tallahassee Democrat. Tranum
McLemore, junior pitcher, and
Will Sumner, senior catcher, were
both members of the Class 2A
region finalist team.
Receiving honorable mention
were fellow team members: John
Gibbs, Casey Kelley, Tony Madrid
and Tranum McLemore.
Four members of the Class 3A
Sharks also received honorable
mention. They were Desmond
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District champion.
Other 2A Big Bend schools
-and their respective finish in the
poll were: FAMU High, 157.5;
Graceville, 142.5; Liberty County,

80.0; Apalachicola, 75.0; Sneads,
72.5; Chattahoochee, 62.5;
Greensboro, 60.90; Aucilla, 40.9;
Munroe, 40.90; Cottondale, 30.0;
and Carrabelle, 20.0.

Local Girls Compete In the

USA Track & Field Qualifier

This past weekend Port St.
Joe had two track athletes com-
pete in the USA Track and Field
Junior Olympic Qualifier Meet in
On Saturday, Lacey Johnson,
competing in the youth division,
had a great day placing first in
the javelin and the. high jump.
Her best throw of the Javelin was
an amazing 87'7", a distance that
topped the winner of the 17- and
18-year-old division. Her leap of
4'2", two inches below her per-
sonal best, was enough to secure
the top spot in the high jump.
On Sunday, Ashley Brownell
competed In the intermediate di-
vision meet. Ashley competed in
four events: javelin, discus, 100
high hurdles and long jump. Her
throw of 71'1.5" was good for a
first place finish in the javelin,
competition. Following a rough
start in the discus, Ashley battled
back with a first place toss of 76'
4.5". Later, competing in the 100
meter high hurdles, she placed
fourth amid a tough field of ath-
letes. After a long. humid day full
of events, Ashley returned, enter-
ing the long jump. There she
Would finish third with a good
last attempt of 12' 11.75".
Both of these, young ladies
will be competing in the same

Woods Wins Bass
The Panhandle Backlashers
Bass Club Tournament held at
Lake Jackson was won by Greg
Woods of Port St. Joe.
His catch weighed In at a to-
tal of four pounds, five and one-
half ounces.
The club's next tournament
will be held July 8 at Howard
Creek Landing.

PSJ Girl's Softball
Tourney Saturday
Saturday, June 17 Port St.
Joe's 2nd Annual Girl's Softball
Tournament will be held at the
complex on Tenth Street in Port
St. Joe. Play will commence at
10:00 a.m. and continue through-
out the day.
A concession stand will be in
operation featuring, hamburgers,
hot dogs, soft drinks and more.
Everyone' is invited to come out
and enjoy the day.,

events at the State Track and
Field Meet in Gainesville on July
On June 17th, another quali-
fier meet will' be held in Panama
City. Anyone interested in com-
peting should meet with Coach
John Rainwater Thursday, June
15 at 7:00 p.m. at the track. If
this is not possible, call Port St.
Joe High School's office at 229-
8251, before 1:30 p.m., leaving
your name and phone number.
Entrants in these competi-,
tions are limited to those born
during or after 1977. The top four
finishers in each division qualifies
for the state meet. The divisions
are: Bantam bom 1985 or after;
Midget 1983-84;'Youth 1981-
82; Intermediate 1979-80; and
Young- 1977-78.

Gator Golf Day
The Panhandle Gator Club
just finished its 6th Annual Gator
Golf Day with Coach Steve Spur-
rier of the University of Florida.
Money was raised for its
scholarship fund to provide, for
two students from Port St. Joe to,
attend the University of Florida.
This Is an annual event and
all Gator fans can participate and
know that all contributions are
well used.

Reds Tryout
According to Darren Mazero-
ski, Head Baseball Coach at Gulf
.Coast Community College, the
Cincinnati Reds will be holding
an open tryout at the campus on
Monday, June 19 at 9:00 a.m.,
CDT. Players between the ages of
16 and 22 are Invited to attend.

V % 77 V ." 11-7' '

1995 Major League Champions
Kneeling, from left are: Drew Tuten, Matthew Caswell, Andy Shoaf. Reko Watson, Dustin Crews, Mi-
chael Manley and Cristopher Knox. Standing, from left are: Mitchell Owens, Joey Peters, Chad Goe-
bert, Chad Haddock and Alex Hernandez. Standing to the rear of the team are Manager Steve Owens and
Coaches Rusty Brown and Andy Tuten.
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In Tourney
Preble-Rish played in Bay
County this past weekend in the
West Florida Natural Gas -
Buffalo Rock Summer Baseball
Classic. The team finished 3-1 in
the tournament and in a three
way tie for first place.
They lost their first game of
the tournament against East
Cobb out of Atlanta, 5-2, on
Friday. Des Baxter (1-1) picked
up the loss and the team was lead
offensively by Brian Jenkins'
home run. Preble-Rish bounced
back in the second game by win-
ning 8-7 against Andalusia,
Alabama. Russell Young, Jarred
Patterson and Ryan Yeager all
Car Wash Sat.
The Gulf County Guidance
Clinic's Juvenile Partnership Pro-
gram will be having a car wash
on Saturday, June 17 from 9:00
a.m. until noon. The Wewa car
wash will be in the St. Joe Paper-
maker's Credit Union Parking lot
located on the comer of Highway
71 and River Road in Wewahitch-
ka. The Port St. Joe car wash will
be in the First Union Bank park-
ing lot on Highway 98.
The Juvenile Partnership Pro-
gram helps youth learn how to
make better decisions, improve
their grades and make better use
of their time. The youth are work-
ing hard to earn money for sum-
mer programming such as educa-
tional field trips. Please come out
and support them.

' Vews On Dental Y-ealth


When Gum

Pockets Form

Does toothbrushing or eat-
ing hard foods make your gums
bleed? If so, you can be sure
that some inflammation is going
on. Pockets of bacteria may
have developed around some
of your teeth.
Gum tissue has two parts.
the lining or surface tissue is
called the epithelium. The
dense supportive tissue that
lies under it is called connec-
tive tissue. In the early destruc-
tion phase, called gingivitis,
bacteria attack the gum lining
and connective tissue. Your
body sends cells to fight the
bacteria, but some of them are
destroyed in the process.
When, these cells die, enzymes
and other substances are re-

leased that contribute to the
destruction of gum tissue and
bone. As the disease progress-
es you may notice that your
gum tissue looks red and
shiny. It may also look slightly
puffy or swollen and bleed
more easily.
Fortunately, gum disease,
even at this stage, is reversible
if you ge,t the treatment you
need from your dentist. The
longer you delay treatment,
however, the greater your
chances of losing teeth.
Prepared as a public ser-
vice to promote better dental
health. From the office of
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D., 319
Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.

pitched and Baxter hit a home
run to lead the offense.
On Saturday Preble-Rish won
two games, against Memphis,
Tennessee 9-0 and Gwinnett,

Georgia 8-4. Jarred Patterson
pitched a complete game shutout
against Memphis, and allowed
only three hits. Ryan Yeager
pitched a complete game victory
against Gwinnett, Georgia.

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Recycling in Progress
The City of Port St. Joe has a substantial recycling oper-
ation going, which isn't exactly a big money-maker, but
saves the City considerably in tipping fees to dispose of the
materials recycled. In the photo at left, Charles Ash, opera-
tor of the recycling depot, located on Industrial Road, is
shown removing a "cube" of crushed aluminum cans from


Turtle "Exporter"
Almost a month ago Florida bed of his truck.
Game and Fresh Water Fish Com- Armstrong was charged with
mission Lt John Miller and Wild- possession of alligator snapping
life Officer Lane Bentley rode up turtles with the intent to sell and
on 46-year-old Wewahitchka resi- the turtles, ranging in size from
dent William S. "Webbie" Arm- 15 up to an estimated 75 pounds,
strong near Kennedy Creek in the were seized, photographed and
Apalachicola National Forest. released into the Apalachicola
Armstrong had a .22 rifle and River.

was issued a warning citation for
possession of the gun in a wildlife
management artea during a closed
season and released but not be-
fore officers noticed how nervous
and distracted he was.
On June 8 at 4:30 a.m., EDT,'
Miller, Bentley and W/O Scott
Cassels stopped Armstrong again
in the same area and found he
had 20 state-protected; alligator
snapping turtles that, weighed
over 800 pounds in the covered

S 'nder the Florida Adminis-
trative Code, alligator snapping
turtles are listed as a species of
special concern but individuals
are allowed to possess one. Miller
said Armstrong apparently ran
turtle trap lines in the swamps
near Kennedy Creek and specu-
lated he may have been headed
out of state with his live ;cargo
when he was stopped.
This isn't the first seizure of

the can crusher. The machine reduces a cubic yard of loose
cans, either aluminum or steel, to the cube which weighs
about 25 pounds and is about 12" square and 20" long. The
cans are then sold periodically, when a truck-load is collect-
ed. The aluminum cans are sold to Coastal Metals in Panama
City and steel cans and newspapers are sold to Cumbaa En-
terprises in Blountstown. .
In the photo at right, Ash and Keith Nixon operate a

alligator snapping turtles in the
area. On August 6, 1992, three
Gulf County men were arrested in.
Bristol with 33 live turtles that
weighed approximately 1,600
pounds. Wildlife officers believe
those turtles came from the same
general area of the Apalachicola
Armstrong faces a maximum
$500 fine and 60 days in Jail oh
the misdemeanor charge.

PSJ's Cldss of '65'
Reunion Nears
Port St. 'Joe High School's
"Class of 1965" will hold its 30th,
class reunion June 30th and July
1st. All classmates who have not
responded to invitations are?
asked to do so as soon as possi-
For more information, call
Fran Hannon Smith at 229-8876
or Carolyn Carr Phinizy at 227-

glass crusher, which reclaims used glass. Recycling the glass
saves the city $31 a ton in tipping fees which would be
charged if the glass went to the landfill. As it is, the City
makes a buck of two by crushing all glass containers and
hauling the residue to Lakeland, where they receive $40 a
ton for crushed clear glass, $30 a ton for brown glass and
$20 a ton for green glass. It doesn't take much, by volume,
to make a ton, making a truck-load contain several tons.

Johnson Reappointed To GCCC Board

Gov. Lawton Chiles recently
announced one appointment and
one reappointment to the District
Board of Trustees at Gulf Coast
Community College. Olivia B.
Cooley of Bay County has been
appointed to replace trustee Wil-
liam C. Cramer, Jr., whose term
has expired. Trustee Greg John-
son has been reappointed to his
second term.
Cooley's involvement with ed-
ucation began with her career as
a teacher. She taught both at
Cove and Cherry Street Elemen-
tary schools in Panama City and
in an elementary school in Opell-
ka, Alabama.
A board member of the Boys,
and Girls Club of Bay County,
she has also served on, the Bay
High School Advisory Board and
the Jenks Middle School Advisory
Cooley has also served as
president of the Holy Nativity
School Board and secretary of the

Christian Counselling Center
Board. In addition, she is an ac-
tive member of the First Baptist
Church. She holds a bachelor's
degree from Birmingham-
Southern College.
- Greg Johnson, a resident of
Gulf County, was first appointed
to the GCCC board in 1991..He is
president and CEO, of Citizens.
Federal Savings and Loan Associ-
ation of Port St. Joe.

GCCC President


McSpadderi expressed his pleas-
ure at these appointments. 'We
are looking forward to working
with Olivia Cooley and to continu-
ing our work with Greg'Johnson.
Gulf Coast has had a long tradi-
tion of trustees who have great
integrity and a strong commit-
ment to our community,"
McSpadden .said. "Their experi-
ence and their dedication to pro-
viding a better future for our
community will allow them to ex-
pertly guide our college.


The purpose of this Notice is to ensure compliance with U. S. Presidential Executive
Order 11990, Protection of Submerged Lands, pertaining to the -construction of a marina
in Port St. Joe, Florida. The proposed project consists of a marina with 75 wet slips, a
ship store, fuel facilities, and a head pump out station.
Information on the proposed project is on file and available -for review between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time daily, Monday through Friday, in the of-
fice of Preble-Rish, Inc. at 326 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, 904-227-7200.
Persons desiring to comment on the aforementioned project as pertaining to its im-
pact on the City of Port St. Joe's submerged lands may do so by submitting written com-
ments to:
Mr. John Ogden
Southeastern Regional Officer
Economic Development Administration
U. S. Department of Commerce
401 Peachtree Street N.W.
Suite 1820
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-730-3010
Comments will be accepted through 4:30 p.m., July 6, 1995.


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School Board Minutes ]

The Gulf County School Board met in regular ses-
sion on May 2, 1995, at 6:00 p.m., in the Gulf
County School Board Administrative Offices in Port
St. Joe. The following members were present: Char-
lotte Pierce, Oscar Redd, David Byrd, Mary Prid-
geon, and Caroline Norton. The Superintendent and
Bard Attorney were also present.
Chairman Pierce presided and the meeting was
opened with prayer led by Mary Pridgeon, followed
by the pledge of allegiance led by David Byrd.
accordance with Florida Statute, the Board adver-
tised policy changes in the local newspapers. The
public was given opportunity on this day to provide
input. There was no response from the general pub-
HEAR FROM PUBLIC: Mr..Elmo Sander ex-
pressed his concern over the matter of an ESE Direc-
tor replacement. He also encouraged the Board to
support the schools' Transition Services program and
music programs.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion by Mr.
Byrd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon,'and unanimous vote,
the Board adopted the agenda.
motion by Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs. Pridgeon,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved the follow-
ing budget matters and payment of bills: Budget
Amendment No. VII, General Fund; Budget Amend-
ment No. VII, Special Revenue, Other (Federal);
Budget Amendment No. VII, Capital Projects
Byrd, second by Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the minutes of April 4, 1995.
CORRESPONDENCE:The Board reviewed a card.
of thanks from the family of Harland Pridgeon. No
action necessary.
The Board reviewed a memorandum from Ann Com-
forter in reference to full-time.q employment for the
1995-96 school year. No action taken.
BID MATTERS: On motion by Mrs. Norton, sec-
ond by Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board ap-
proved the following bids matters:
Awarded the best/lowest bid for fuel and oil for the
1995-96 fiscal year to the following vendors: J.V.
Gander Distributois, Inc.; Miller Agency, Inc.; and
Bennett Eubanks Oil Company, Inc. I-
Awarded the 1995-96 Bus Seat Cover/Cushion bid to
the following vendors: Easy Way Products; Billing-
sley Parts & Equipment; United School Bus; World
Wide; D & L Track Parts, Inc.; and School Bus Parts
Awarded the 1995-96 Tire and Tube bid to the'fol-
lowing vendors: Performance Rubber Company; Don
Olson Truck Tire Center, and Dave Howell Tires of
Tallahassee, Inc.
Byrd, second by Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following personnel matters:
Approved a family medical leave-of-absence for
Krissy Gentry for the period of August 7, 1995
through January 8, 1996.
Approved a family medical leave-of-absence for
Pam Lister for the period of April 17, 1995 through
May 12,1995..
Approved Catherine Minger as a substitute teacher in
the Gulf County School System.
Accepted a letter of retirement from Mae Ella Gant
which will become effective July 15, 1996. The
Board also approved for her to receive all benefits
applicable for accrued unused sick leave.
Approved Jay B.,deJ for the upplementa.r pa) po-
sition of Minor Spore ?d Te m Trick Coach at 'Aec
aihiachka H.gt. Shol f:.r the 1994-95 school .ei~
.-Approted the I'c.lo..i persotreln .a cu.tod,.l oub-
itlulre for ihe 199'-95 school \ear Glorin Mle
NMiMuNL.n. Mar) Mil.ti. Shirile) Willimn, .nd Re-
becca Smith.
Approved Melanie Hinote as a substitute teacher in
the Gulf County School System;.
PROGRAM MATTERS: The Board reviewed a re-
quest to establish a Continuous Progress pmrgrim rr
ewahitchka Elementary school. Pam liiier, tidi
Lister, and Doris Jean Whitten presented information
describing the program. On motion by Mrs. Prid-
geon, second by Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved to implement a Continuous
Progress program at Wewahitchka Elementary
School beginning in the 1I90'-6 ,c>hoo'l .ea-r lh
the stipulation that the p.f.crim re Carel'.llt eailui
ed at the end of the first year.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Norton, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved a project appli-
cation for Supplemental Adult Education Funds, Sec-
tion 322, Adult Education Act, for fiscal year 1996.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs. Prid-
geon, and unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following program matters:
Approved a project application for, Carl D. Perkins
Vocational and Applied Technology Education
Funds for fiscal year 1995-96, Public Law 101-392.
Approved a project application for Special Demon-
stration and Teacher Training Funds, Section 353,
Adult Education Act, for fiscal year 1996.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Norton, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved components for
addition to the Master Plan for Inservice Education.
The Board reviewed a request to advertise the fol-
lowing policy changes to the Pupil Progression Plan:
GPA Determination for Graduation, "Weighted
GPA, Attendance Policies, ESE Grading (K-6).
Aftei review and discussion, a motion was made by
Mrs. Pridgeon and seconded by Mr. Redd, to elimi-
nate the following statement from the recommended
changes on Attendance Policies: A student with a
75% average or better, perfect attendance and no dis-,
ciplinary referrals, may elect to exempt the semester
exam in that class. The motion was carried with
Redd, Pridgeon and Pierce voting YES; Byrd and
Norton voting NO. On motion by Mr. Byrd, second
by Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the Board ap-
proved to add the following statement to the recom-
mended changes on GPA Determination for Gradua-
tion: Beginning with the 1995-96 ninth grade
class, when it is necessary to distinguish between
tow or more GPA's, a numeric (0-100) computation
will be used. On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board ap-
proved for advertising the recommended policy
changes with revisions.
Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs. Pridgeon; and unani-
mous vote, the Board acknowledged receipt and
awareness of the Comprehensive Safety Inspectibn
Reports for the 1994-95 school year. The Board re-
quested the reports be reviewed again in September;
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved a request
for Grace Baptist Church to use the Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School auditorium on May 21, 1995, for.
their morning worship service.
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mrs. Nor-
ton, and unanimous vote, the Board approved-for
Port St. Joe Elementary School to offer a one week
summer Computer Camp for their students, grades
The Board reviewed School Resource Officer reports
from Port St; Joe High School/Port St. Joe Middle
School and Wewahitchka High School for the month
of April, 1995.
Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous
vote, the Board authorized the repair of the fire alann
and intercom systems at Wewahitchka High School.
The Board reviewed information on an Employee
Suggestion program. On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon,
second by Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
authorized the Superintendent to establish guidelines
and policies needed to put the program in operation.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Norton, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved for Board mem-
bers to attend the FSBA Summer Training Confer-
Sence in Tampa, FL, on June 14-16, 1995.
Redd, second by Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following policy changes of
Chapter 6G x 23 to satisfy state requirements for Vo-
cational Gold Seal Endorsement and Scholarship Eli-
gibility: Pupil Progression Plan X. Standards for
Graduation High School; B. Requirements for
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business,
the meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.
The Gulf County School Board met in special ses-
sion on May 22, 1995, at 9:00 a.m., in the Guldf

County School Board Administrative Offices in Port
St. Joe. The following members were present: Char-
lotte Pierce, Oscar Redd, David Byrd, Caroline Nor-
ton, and Mary Pridgeon. The Superintendent and
Board Attorney were also present.
Chairman Pierce presided and the meeting was
opened with prayer led by Mary Pridgeon, followed
by the pledge of allegiance led by Caroline Norton.
was presented by t,: Gulf County School Board to
the Port St. Joe High School Varsity Boys Track and
Field Team for achieving the Class 3A State Champi-
onship title for the school year 1994-95.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs. Prid-
geon, and unanimous vote, the Board adopted a reso-
lution expressing its appreciation and gratitude to the
team and its coaching staff for exemplifying such su-
perior athletic standards in achieving such an accom-
plishment. A copy of this resolution os on file in the
School Board office.
PERSONNEL MATTERS: On motion by Mrs.
Norton, second by Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved'the following personnel matters:
Approved Betty Sue Anchors, substitute teacher, be
placed on beginning teacher contract pay effective
y 17, 1995.
Accepted the resignation of Sharon D. Boykins from
her position as teacher aide at Port St. Joe High
Approved to eliminate one (1) bus route in North
Port St. Joe for the 1995-96 school year. Also, ap-
proved to offer the bus aide position being vacated
by Dorothy Jones to Patricia Walker.
'Ap roved the following personnel for the 1995-96
school year:
Elementary School Tracy Bowers, Willie Carr, Re-
nee Forehand, Randy Harper, Pam Lister, and Kim-
berly Ludlam; Port St. Joe Elementary School Pau-
la Clements, Cannel Dodson, Roy Garrett, and
Barbara Swain; Port St. Joe High School Mitchell
Bouington, Ann Comforter, Charles Gannon, Susan
Gannon, Gary Howze, James McLeod, Fred Priest,
and Curtis Ray (pending satisfactory completion of
teacher certification requirements); Port SL Joe Mid-
dle School Cindi Mixon and Caren White; High-
land View Elementary School April Bidwell and Jo
Hernandez; Wewahitchka High School Grady
Booth, Tony Grantham, Betty Holloway, James
Kearce, Martin Russ, Stephanie Wade and 'Natalie
Wisdahl; Special Services Joy Ailes; Gulf County
Adult School Annette Minger and Simona Pittman.
ERS: Port St. Joe Elementary School Karen Butts;
Port St. Joe High School Thomas Knox, Laurel
Rile, and Heather Rish; Wewahitchka High School -
Eric Bidwell, Wayne Flowers, Lisa Jordan, and Wil-
liam Monks.
ley, Secretary; Sandra Husband, Secretary, Nicki Lit-
tle, Aide; Janice Nelson, Aide; Sharon Owens, Aide;
and Teresa Redd, Aide.
Secretary; Debra Anderson, Aide; Carol Faison, Sec-
retary; Judy Griffin, Aide; Gilda Hobbs, Aide; Karen
McFarland, Aide; and Priscilla Taylor, Aide.
Aide; Betty Bouington, Finance Clerk; Mary Lou
Cumbie, Secretary; Edith Godfrey, Aide; Donna
Priest, Secretary; Marlene Sewell, Aide; Virginia
Smith, Aide; And Deborah Taylor, Aide.
Aide; and Wanda Nixon, Secretary. ,
A.de. Carolyn Peak, Secretary: Margaret Roberson,
Cn..pier I Secretary. and Kathy Thomas, Aide. -
iels, Aide; Barbara Eubanks, Aide; Marily Goodwin,
Aide; Jackie Grant, Aide; Bonnie Harrison, Finance
Clerk. LaRue Huddleston. Aide, and Martha Sterzoy,
Sec retary
Approve to discontinue the aide position that was
held by Gwen Hammon in the JTPA Computer Lab
at Wewahitchka High School due to a cutback in
funding for that program.
ADULT SCHOOL: Donna Bureh, Aide (contingent
upon receipt of Section 322 funds); and Merri Chris-
tie, Secretary.
SCHOOL BOARD OFFICE: Frances Shores, Secre-
tary; Angie Benavides, Secretary; Sissy Worley, Fi-
nance Officer, Patty Cooley, Payroll Clerk; Mary
Holley, Finance Clerk; and Cathy Mott, Fiscal Clerk.
tha S. Eubanks, Secretary.
SPECIAL SERVICES: Brenda Jordan, Secretary
(part-time); Phyllis Gortman, Courier, Marge Prange,
School Psychologist; and Betty Husband, Staffing
SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICE: (contingent upon
funding of the Health Service-project)- Carol Kelley,
Psychologist; Hubert six, Social Worker; Jim Boze-
man, Social Worker, Martha Bouzeman, Secretary;
Gail Blackmon, Nurse; and Linda Chan, Nurse.
SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE: Jaunita Cross, Secre-
tary; (PSJH) Peggy Harper, Manager, Ollie V. lNeal,
Regular Employee; Frances Hardy, Regular Employ-
ee; Marlene Sewell, Cashier, Margaret Padgett, Reg-
ular Employee; Aldonia Quinn, Regular Employee;
Elizabeth Alcorn, Regular Employee; (PSJE) Gwen
Lowery, Manager, Marian Deeson, Assistant Manag- .
er and Breakfast Cashier, Thelma Lewis, Regular
Employee; Mae Ella Gant, Cashier, Rita Todd, Regu-
lar Employee; (HVE) Sharon Shearer, Manager;
Renda Kay Aylmer, Regular Employee; Carolyn
Peak, Cashier; (WHS) Nevine Colvin, Manager; Dor-
otfiy Nowell, Assistant Manager, Jean Johnson, Reg-
ular Employee; Betty Cleckley, Cashier, (WES) Lil-
ian Russ, Regular Employee; Marilyn Causey, Cash-
Approved Bryan Baxley as Administrative Assistant
for School Food Service and Transportation.
TRANSPORTATION: Daisy Pittman, Secretary;
Clenton Brownell, Mechanic; Bruce Nixon, Mechan-
ic; Morris Shavers, Mechanic; and David Causey,
BUS DRIVERS: (Port St. Joe) Shirley Bryant, Betty
Fain. Diane Frye, Mae Ella Gant, Roy Norris, Jo
O'Barr, Wanda Pate, Linda Purswell, Hazel Sim-
mons, William Smith, and Shirley Williams; (Wewa-
hitchka) Betty Cleckley, Barbara Gautier (contingent
upon need), Phyllis Gortman, Lee Hall, Donna Jack-
son, Jackie Grant, Forest Revell, Peggy Revell, and
Rosa Williams.
Walker, Secretary; Renda Kay Aylmer, Custodian;
Sandra Brock, Head Custodian; Oletha Bowers, Cus-
todian; Beverly Hilton, Custodian; Olivia Moore,
Head Custodian; Mary Rhames, Custodian; Lena
Weeks, Custodian; Teresa Williams, Custodian; Wil-
lie B. McCloud, Custodian; Diana Julius, Head Cus-
todian; Bennie Russ, custodian; Ruby Fanner, Custo-
dian; Joyce Isaacks, Head Custodian; Pat Latta,
Custodian; Edith Thomas, Custodian; Ruby Price,
Custodian; Bessie Willis, Head Custodian; Christine
Worley, Custodian; Willie Culver, Custodian; Ben
Causey, Maintenance Technician; Les Gortman,
Maintenance I; Greg Layfield, Maitenance Techni-
cian; Melvin Martin, Maintenance II; George New-
some, Maintenance I; Carl Phillips, Maintenance
Technician; and Terry Williams, Maintenance II.
Approved Heather Nixon for the position of DCI of-
fice worker in the maintenance office.
Mr. Byrd, second by Mr. Redd, and of May 29, 1995
through August 4, 1995.
A motion was made by Mrs. Pridgeon and second by
Mrs. Norton, to approve a cooperative agreement
with North Florida Head Start for the 1995-96 fiscal
year with the stipulation that the transportation por-
tion of the agreement meets statutory requirements,
F.S. 234.211 (2)(a)(b). The motion was carried with
Byrd, Pridgeon, Norton, and Pierce voting YES;
Redd voting NO.
On motion by Mr.. Redd, second by Mrs. Norton, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved amntendments to
the 1994-95 Gulf County School District Compre-
hensive Dropout Prevention Plan.
Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and unani-
mous vote, the Board requested the Superintendent
instruct the Calendar Committee to develop a calen-
dar where there will be no conflicts with graduation
Mr. Redd presented a plaque to the Board from the
Wewahitchka High School Gator Band in apprecia-
tion of their support for the school year 1994-95.
There being no further business, the meeting ad-
journed at 10:30 a.m.

This column is provided as a service of the Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc., a professional counsel-
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Dear Counselor,
It's been almost a year since
Tropical Storm Alberto flooded my
family's trailer.- Just thinking
about the approaching storm sea-
son makes me nervous, and I
can't sleep when it rains. We did-
n't have enough money to fix the
whole trailer and there is still one
room that leaks. I am afraid that
the roof will fall in before we can
afford to get it replaced. I know
it's been a year but I feel like I'm
going crazy, and that I shouldn't
be so afraid of another storm.
What can I do to get over this?
Flooded with Anxiety

Dear Flooded,
Alberto caused such vast
damage that it was a
Presidentially declared disaster.
Studies have shown that it often
takes disaster victims over a year
and sometimes up to three years
to feel that life is back to "nor-
mal." In fact, sleeplessness and
fears of another flood are two of
the most common lasting reac-
tions to this type of disaster. And
with all the confusing inforination
about government buy-outs and
free grants, many people are feel-
ing hopeless about repairing their

own homes.
To relieve some stress, make
sure you are taking some time
each week just for yourself,
a preferably somewhere away from
your damaged home. This could
be as simple as a long walk or a
picnic. PROJECT COPE, a federal-
ly funded program designed for
Alberto survivors, offers short
term counseling and stress reduc-
tion help, as well as many other
helpful, services. All of PROJECT
COPE'S services are free and con-
fidential. You can reach that pro-
gram through the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic at (904) 227-
C.L.Stauss; B.S.
Outreach Counselor

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

The United States Achieve-
ment Academy announced that
Heather A. Harison and Serena
Littleton have been named United
States National Award winners in
leadership and service.
This award is a prestigious
honor very few students can ever
hope to attain. In fact, the Acade-
my recognized less than ten per-
cent of all American high school
Heather and Serena, who at-
tend Port SL Joe High School,
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The poll also found' chefs use the
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The first week of May was
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Motives for. arson vary widely
but include vandalism, revenge
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toppings, such as croutons and cheese.
A sampling of what some chefs
from the South toss into Southern
salads ..
In Knoxville: Southern fried
S chicken
In Nashville and Charlotte:
grilled chicken
.- In Atlanta: black-eyed peas,
quail and sweet potato chips
In Tampa: black beans, scotch
bonnets and local squash
Kraft took a look at some of the
South's favorite salad ingredients and
brought them together in a salad the
region can call its own. The following
recipe, Grilled Vidalia Onion Chicken'
Salad, combines delicious peaches,
grilled chicken and Vidalia onions
with Kraft HerbTM dressings Italian
Tomratc' & Oregano for one distinct
Southern taste-perfect for the
e;>on, rfarnil, picnics and backyard

Chicken Salad
Preparation time: 20 minutes
plus refrigerating
Cooking time: 10 minutes
KRAFT Italian Tomato &
Oregano Herb Dressing
4 boneless skinless chicken breast
halves (about 1-1/4 lb.)
I each yellow and red bell pepper,
cut in half, seeded
I large VIDALIA onion, thickly
2 peaches, sliced
8 -cups mixed salad greens
POUR 1/4 cup dressing over
chicken; cover. Refrigerate 1 to 2'hours
to marinate. Drain; discard dresinig -
HEAT grill. Grill chicken, peppers
and onion over medium coals 4 to 5
minutes on each side or until chicken
is cooked through and vegetables are
tender, brushing occaionall with ad-
ditional dressing.
SLICE chicken and peppers into
strips. Arrange greens on individual
serving plates; top with chicken, pep-
pers, onion and peaches. Serve with
additional dressing. Makes 4 ser, ing<.


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appointment to U. S. Coast
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Appointments are tendered solely
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buildings. The distribution in Port
St. Joe will be on Tuesday, June
20, from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m.,
EDT, and in Wewahitchka on
Thursday, June 22, from noon
until 2:00 p.m., CDT.
Recipients must have a cur-
rent commodity card to receive
their commodities. There will be
no registration at the distribution
centers. If anyone has questions
concerning their eligibility, they
should call 229-6111, 639-5068,
or come by the Commodity Office

in the Gulf County Courthouse
prior to these dates. Wewahitch-
ka residents may come to the Old
Courthouse on Wednesday, June
21, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., CDT,
to certify for commodities. To cer-
tify or recertify you will need to
bring proof of income or food
stamp papers.
"Acceptance and participa-
tion" in the program is the same
for everyone without regard to
race, color, national origin, age,
sex, or handicap.

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U. S. High Court Is A

Threat to Districts

Drawn to Favor Blacks

Most Florida Black Legislators Come
from Districts with White Majorities
As the U. S. Supreme Court considers doing ,away with those
odd-shaped voting districts designed to elect blacks, some encouraging
facts should be noted in the sunshine state.
Only one of Florida's five black state senators has a black majority
district. White voters have a small majority in three of the districts
where blacks were elected and in one district in Miami, black
Democratic Sen. Darryl Jones was elected from a 60 percent white
In the Florida House, which has 15 black representatives, black
voters are in the majority in nine of the districts. White voters make up
73 percent of Gainesville Democrat Cynthia Chestnut's district, 62
percent of Rep. Larcenia Bullard's Miami district, and 55 percent of
Rep. Muriel Dawson's Fort Lauderdale district.
A phenomenon this column has remarked on L.fore is that the gain
in total number of blacks elected (three in the Senate and four in the
House) came at the; expense of former Democratic incumbents. The
1992 redistricting to benefit blacks injured the Democratic party and
helped the Republicans. Combined with the conservative trend of the
times and, of course, the growing number of Republicans coming to
Florida, it created the first Republican Florida Senate in more than 100
The sad part is- that black folk especially black politicians have
lost influence in the political process because they were segregated into
black districts. Republicans not only got elected easier because blacks
are traditionally Democrats they don't have to court blacks on the issue
The U. S. Supreme Court appears likely in the next several weeks to
knock-down those bizarre districts that look like a spider web thrown
across a map. In Florida, that means two districts are in Jeopardy: U. S.
Rep. Corrine Brown's district stretching out of Jacksonville and State
Sen. Jim Hargrett's district out of Tampa. Both Democrats, of course.
The supreme court also may do something drastic about affirmative
action. programs that seem to have run their course in the U. S. and
may be relegated to a place in history.
It appears to be growing up time for some black citizens and it is
Me and Uncle Clem Rednek over on Flat Creek in Gadsden Coutnty
aren't suggesting Florida has suddenly become color blind. We aren't
making any patronizing statements that some of our best friends are
black either, although it may be true.
Our point was best made, perhaps, by white actor Gregory Peck
who looked at a complaining black soldier actor (I think It was Nat King
Cole) in an old Korean War movie named Pork Chop Hill after they had
finished a charge up that bloody hill and said: "Join the club."
It was a classic statement of that period cementing the fact that the
U. S. Army was finally really desegregated.
Me and Clem would say today: "We're all in this together. What's
good for us is good for you too."

Capitol News Round-Up
Florida's court system is about to drop the other shoe on how much
some 650,000 vehicle owners will get back of the $295 illegal impact
registration fee they paid to bring, their cars and trucks into the state.
The state high court last week denied a request for interest on the
money collected in 1991-92-93 before the fee was ruled unconstitution-
al and ordered the lower court to set court costs (including attorney
fees) and get cracking on returning the money.
The next shoe to drop, of course, will be the amount the lawyers,
will be allowed to charge for their successful suit. They asked $51.8
million in interest which was:denied. The lawyer fees and court costs
which the circuit was ordered to set within 3Q days will shrink the
amount payers of the $295 feewill eventually receive. ,. .
CASINOS ROLL 'EM AGAIN. Florida voters can expect to be asked
to approve as many as 20 casinos in hotels and on riverboats across
the state in, the 1996 election. The high court ruled last week the
constitutional amendment proposed by casino interests for the fourth
time meets the clear language and one subject requirements. The voters
have defeated casino proposals by huge majorities in 1994, 1986 and
1978, but gamblers itseems keep on rolling the dice.'
CHILES SIGNED BILLS: Although Gov. Lawton Chiles has
promised to veto the repeal of a law giving him a big advantage in suing
tobacco companies, he signed legislation requiring prisoners to serve 85
percent of their sentences.
It was the opening play in the veto-or-not game that will end at the
end of this week on the deadline Chiles has to sign, veto or let stand
without his signature some 373 bills passed by the Florida Legislature.
The ,85-percent prison sentencing bill was the centerpiece of Chiles'
narrowly defeated opponent Jeb Bush of Miami in the 1994 election.
Chiles- favored a slightly lower percentage. The law requires repeat and
violent criminals to serve 85 percent of their sentence time and imposes
life sentences for the fourth first degree felony conviction.
Attorney General Bob Butterworth asked Chiles to veto the
telecommunications bill that climaxed a huge lobbying effort in
Tallahassee and allows competition for local phone services.
"The consumer has to be protected until there is competition, and I
don't see that protection in this bill," Butterworth said.
.Local telephone,'companies and the cable TV industry favored the
bill while long distance companies, including AT&T, opposed it.
Chiles has threatened to veto the bill although it passed in the
House and Senate with only one nay vote, He hasalso threatened to
veto the entire budget* because, .he said, it stressed prisons over
Legislative observers think he will veto selectively. leaving most of
the laws intact because they were passed by large margins. A veto of
the whole budget would bring Legislators back before July 1 in a
session many members believe would turn into an override session. It
takes a two-thirds vote of both Houses to override a veto, but most of
the bills passed exceeded the needed two-thirds mInajority.
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veteran deputy secretary Ed Feaver to fill the post left vacant by Health
and Rehabilitative Services Jim Towey who was not confirmed by the
Florida Senate. Feaver is a 15 year veteran of the department.
NURSING BILLS RISE: Health Care Administration officials say the
bill for a year's stay in a Florida nursing home has climbed to $36,000
in a semi-private room, up 5.3 percent. The average daily charge went
from $94 to $99.
SEA TROUT HEARINGS: Public hearings have been approved by
the Florida Marine Fisheries Commission on a proposal to relieve stress
on the spotted sea trout population with a set of new regulations which
ultimately will have to be approved by the Florida Cabinet.
Dates for the public hearings have not as yet been adopted. The
proposed new rules would:
Ban harvesting in January and February from the Pinellas-Pasco
county line to the Florida-Alabama border, and in November and
December in other state waters.
Require daily recreational bag limits of 8, trout on the coastal
stretch from the Pinellas-Pasco line to the Florida Alabama border and
5 trout elsewhere.
Set 15-inch minimum and 20-inch maximum size allowing only
one fish longer than 20 inches daily.
Allow commercial harvest and sale of sea trout in June, July and
August only, with a 50-fish daily limit, and ban harvesting with gill
DRUG SWEEP: A statewide drug sweep similar to one earlier this
year aimed at dead beat parents who owed child support resulted in
the arrest of 1,860 people, seizure of $521,360 in cash and drugs with
a street value estimated at more than $28 million.
The task force was coordinated by Leon County Sheriff Eddie. Boone
and Pinellas County Sheriffs Sgt. Bob Diemer.
The two-day bust nabbed 689 pounds of cocaine; 4 pounds of crack
cocaine; 2,482 pounds of Marijuana; and 3 grams of heroin and other
Boone said the task force was already organizing its next statewide
effort, but.he didn't mention the target.

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% teaspoon salt '
% teaspoon pepper
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Thank You during our time of sorrow with
The family of Carl Lester the kind deeds, words of love and
would like to extend a note of prayers.
grateful thanks to all who helped Family of Carl Lester

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 10 a.m. CDT
Worship Service 11 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study .................. 7 p.m.

New Life Christian Center Church
t Sixth Street (Union Hall Building)
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
SJohnny Jenkins, Jr. Pastor
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning W ship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Wo rship 6:30 p.m.
(1st and 3rd Sunday Nights)
Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
S"We Are Covenant 'People' .

2420 Long Ave.
Port St. Joe. FL 32456
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday OSchool .............................10 a.m.
Morning Worship.......................................11 a.m.
Sunday Evening ........... .........6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening. .......................................7 p.m.

Mission group from Deca-
tur, Alabama swarms over a
new addition to the Mexico
Beach Baptist Church as they
complete a new wing to the
church in one week.

Fortress In
Park Concert
On Sunday night, June 18,
the eight member musical group
Fortress will be in concert at
Frank Pate Park. The concert will
begin "Youth Week '95", a week of
activities. and services for all '
youth in our community who are
entering the seventh grade or old-,
er. The evening's activities will be-
gin with a free pizza supper at
6:00 p.m., and Fortress will per-
form at 7:00 p.m.
"Youth Week", an annual
joint effort of several local,
churches, is designed to give our
youth anr opportunity to spend :
time together in a positive atmos-:
phere of Christian fun and spiri-
tual growth. The week's activities
will be led by four college-age'
missionaries from the Southern.
Baptist Convention. There are a
variety of events planned for each
afternoon and each evening be-
ginning with the Fortress concert,
and ending with a bonfire beach
party on Friday night. Look for
the advertisement elsewhere in
this issue of the Star for a sched-
ule of the many activities and ser-

In Appreciation
The family of' Raymond Fix
would like to thank everyone for
the kind words, prayers, cards
and flowers received. His death
was sudden and unexpected, and
our friends made it easier to ac-
Cathy Costin, Betty Fix & Family

Attend Worship
Services Sunday

To Mexico Beach Baptist

Putting Up New Wing First Baptist Chf
First Baptist Church of Mexi- 102 THIRD STREET PORT S
co Beach is seeing missions in ac- m Sunday School.
tion this week. A group of 65 Sunday School
men, women and children from Worship
across the country sponsored by Disciple Training
the Central Baptist Church of Evening Worship
Decatur, Alabama have come in Wednesday Prayer Meeting.
to put up their new wing. ..
The church in Mexico Beach Gary Smith ud
had the slab with the rough Pastor Minister of Mus
plumbing ready and waiting as
well as all the materials needed to
do the job. The group .brought all -
the tools they need for the job t OAsSemb of G
and will be here for only one J
week, but when they leave the 309 6th Street*Port St. Joe
2,340 square foot wing will be 'Suda School....... ........ ....... 1
completed to the point of the unday School............
sheetrock being ready for paint- Morning Worship Service ........ 1
ing. Spirits are soaring as the sunday Evening Service.......
church hums with activity like a Wednesday Bible Study ......
bee hive in mid summer.Wednesday Bible Study,,..
Some of the members of First Jeff Scalt
Baptist Church of Mexico Beach Pastor,
are working along side the con- t Empowere6y'The iritt
struction workers while others
are helping by preparing meals. Y
The church extends its deep ap-
preciation to these Christians
who have come all the way here
to help them in their striving to Hi land View
reach out to the community
around them. United Methodist Chu

Micr l rand Will Corner of 4th St. & Parker Av
McFarland Will Highland View
Highland View
Lecture Sr.-Ciser'S Lynwood R. Wynne, Pastor
The Sr.-Cise exercise class
format for Thursday, June 22 has Sunday School..............................................
been changed in order for the Morning Worship ...............
group to be updated on the ever Evening Worship.........................
changing legalities of wills and
Tim McFarland, local attor-
ney will lecture on 'The Current
Trends in Living Wills and Guar- N
dianships" with a question/
answer session after the lecture. CHURCH OFCHRIST
Anyone interested in this HMEETSC
subject matter is invited to attend ETS
and bring a friend. The class Bible Study:
meets in the gym of Long Avenue 10 a.m. Sunday 11 a.
Baptist Church on Mondays and 7 p.m. Wednesday
Thursday from 9:30 to 10:15 "Minister: Tom Skipper 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Thank Everyone Corner of 20th Street& Mar in Avenue
The family of J. C. Blanford
wish to thank everyone for their
many words, of love, kindness, ,
and contributions; especially Zion W Wa' '
Fair Baptist Church. ; We Want You T 6
J. C. passed this life on June Part Ofthe Friendly Pla
2 in Sacramento, California. Full P of t
military rights were held June 9 BIBLE STUDY 9 45 a m EVENING WORSHIP.....
in Sacramento. Sadly remember- MORNING WORSHIP..................11:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY
ing were his mother, Annie Daw- CHURCH TRAINING...................5:45 p.m. ,
derwood, Jr., Clinton Underwood, Long Avenue Baptist Churc
Charles Underwood (Bettye), 1601 Long Avenue
John Underwood (Essle), Donald 1601 Long Avenue
Underwood (Wanda); and sisters, CURTIS CLARK MAR
Mattie Blanford, Mary Sims, and Pastor Minist
Ruth Holler (Melvin).

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Sunday Bible Study (all ages) ....................9:00 CST
M 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. Remain,
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.


u 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
t SUNDAY WORSHIP.......................... 10 a.m.
( J y ADULT SCHOOL ..................... ..11 a.m.
Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor

For all youth entering 7th grade through college age
with summer missionaries Michelle Moon, Elise Englert, Chad Swartz
Youth Pastor: Grady York

6:00pm Pizza and Drinks at Frank Pate Park beside First Union Bank
7:00pm FORTRESS in Concert in the park.

1:00-4:00pm Game Time at Grace Baptist Church upstairs, First Union Bank
6:30pm Youth Service at Grace Baptist followed by
a pool party hosted by Oak Grove Assembly of God Church

12:45pm meet at Grace Baptri ior a day of bowling at Hickory Lanes
in Panama City return at 4:30pm cost: $1 50 per game
6:30pm Youth Service'at Grace Baptist Church followed by
a fellowship at First Baptist Church with board games and refreshments

11:45am meet at Grace Baptist for a day at the PC. Mall return at 4:30pm
6 30pm Youth Service at Grace Baptist Church followed by
Banana Splits and Games at Long Avenue Baptist Church

1 00pm meet at Grace Baptist for a day at the beach bring drinks and snacks
5 45pm meet at First Union Bank for a trip to St. Andrews Baptist Church to hear
POINT OF GRACE in concert advance tickets are $7.00 and can be reserved
by calling Michelle Teat at 229-6861 no later than Tuesday, June 20th

1 00pm meet at the 10th Street softball field for a softball game bring your own refreshments
6 00pm meet at First Union Bank for a Bonfire Service at St. Joe Beach with a hotdog supper
and beach volleyball games. Bring your own roasting stick and a drink

The Youth Event of the Summer!
Don't Miss It!
For more information, call Michelle Teat.at 229-6861

fFirst United Methodist Church
1 11 North 22nd St. .
Mexico Beach,. FL 32410
Morning Church.................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ..... ............ 10:00 a.m. CT
Nursery Provided

Charles M. Parker, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: (48-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 amrn -12 noon CT

"^ .:Constitution And Monument
Catch the I PortSt.e
Sunday School......... 9:45 a.m. Evening Worship ..'...... 7:30 p.m.
Morning Worship.... 11 :00 a.m. Choir Ptactice
Methodist Youth Wednesday ....... 7:30 p.m.
Fellowship...........5:00 p.m ,
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Charlotte Henderson

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Baptist Church
"A Church Without Walls"

First Union Bank Building Monurent 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







Sr. Citizens Oppose Reduction In

Medicare To Help Balance Budget.

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A new poll released June 9 by
the American Association of Re-
tired Persons (AARP) shows Amer-
icans overwhelmingly support
Medicare, and strong majorities
of all age groups oppose major
cuts to the program to balance
the federal budget by the year
"These results send a clear
message to Congress and the Ad-
ministration," said AARP Legisla-
tive Director John Rother. "Nearly
75 percent of all Americans op-
pose cutting Medicare substan-
tially in order to balance the bud-
get. Balancing the budget on the
backs of our health care system,
the elderly and disabled will not
be tolerated."
"Americans of all political per-
suasions are saying to Congress,
Be. careful. Don't try to cut too
much too soon," Rother said.
The poll found that Ameri-
cans do not want Medicare,bene-
ficiaries to pay more out of their

own pockets for medical costs.
According to the survey, more
than two-thirds voiced opposition.
to reduction in Medicare spend-
ing if It meant higher out-of-
pocket costs for Medicare benefi-
"More than two-thirds of
Americans do not want Medicare
beneficiaries to pay $1,500 to
$2,000 annually above what they
currently pay for premiums, de-
ductibles and coinsurance," Roth-
er said.
An analysis prepared by
AARP this May showed that Indi-
vidual out-of-pocket expenses for
Medicare beneficiaries could in-
crease by $3,500 over the next
seven years under the House
budget plan.
The time frame of the pro-
posed cuts also concerns most
"Most don't understand the'
rationale of a seven year dead-
line," Rother said. "More than

three-quarters of those polled
wondered, 'Why the hurry?' and
prefer a longer-range plan. We be-
lieve that is a valued concern our
lawmakers should address."
"Medicare is an important
program for the family, not just
the elderly," commented Rother.
"It keeps beneficiaries indepen-
dent so young families don't have
to shoulder the bills of their par-
ents and grandparents. And, be-
cause of this, it's a program most
people want protected."
The Medicare poll was con-
ducted May 5-14 by ICR Survey
Research and is based on find-
ings from national telephone sur-
vey of a random sample of 1,286
adults aged 18 and older.
AARP is the nation's leading
organization for people 50 and
older. It serves their needs and
interests through legislative advo-
cacy, research, informative pro-
grams and community services

awarded certificates for the dis-
play of their talent. In presenting
their talent, the youth were
judged on their attitude, behav-
ior, conduct and originality of
their performance.
This youth talent expo was
the first of a series .of talent expos
to be presented by the club. Oth-
ers wilblbe announce, at a later

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The Gulf County School Board will receive
maintenance contract bids for typewriters and cop-
iers used in the school facilities. Interested per-
sons should contact Mr. Charles T. Watsop, Direc-
tor of Support Services, Gulf County SchoolBoard.
150 Middle 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 15, 1995.
The Gulf County School Board will receive
bids until June 27. 1995 for the annual Extermi-
nation/Pest Control contract for all school facili-
ties. Interested parties should contact Mr. Charles
T. Watson, Director of Support Services, Gulf
County Schools, 150 Middle School Road, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456 or telephone (904) 229-8256 to ob-
tain bid Information and instructions.
2tc, June 15 and 22, 1995.
Locker Repair and Refinishing
BID #96-007
The Gulf County School Board will receive
sealed bids on the repair and refinishing of 404
dressing room lockers at Wewahitchka Jr.-Sr.
HighlSchool:. Bid specifications nre on:- file at the -
Gulf County School Board Administrative Offices,
150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The Board reserves the right to accept the
low/best bid or reject all bids.
2tc, June 15 and 22, 1995.
Refurbish Bleachers
BID #96-008
The Gulf Cotinty Schbol Board will receive
sealed bids on the refuirbihiing of Hussey bleach-
ers at Wewahrlchka Jr -Sr. High School Bid specl-
ficauoi.s are on file at the Gulf County School
Board Administraume Offices. 150 Middle Sphool
Road. Port St. Joe. FL 32456. 1904] 229-8256.
The Board reserves the right to accept the
low/best bid or reject all bids.
2tc, June 15 and 22, 1995.
to a Writ of Execution issued In the County Court
of Gulf County. Florida, on the 15th day of March.
1995, in the cause wherein JOHN L. HIGGINBOT-
HAM was plaintiff and JERRY GIBSON, was defen-
dant, being case No. 95-14 in said Court.
I, FRANK McKEITHEN. as Sheriff of Gulf
County, Florida. have levied upon all the right, ti-
tle and interest of the defendant JERRY GIBSON,
in and to the following described property, to wit
One (1) 1985 GRAND Pr. 2 dr.
Serial No. 2G2GK37A7F2286952
One (1) 12 Foot Aluminum Bass Boat
20 HP Mariner Motor
Trailer. Battery. Gas Tank. etc.
and on the llth day of JULY, 1995, at the North
Front Door of the Gulf County Courthouse, in the
City of Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida at the
hour of 11:00 A.M., or as soon thereafter as possi-

ble, I will offer for sale all of the said JERRY GIB-
SON right, title and interest in aforesaid property
as public outcry and will sell the same, subject to
all prior leii eicuiribranices and judgments, if
any, to the highest anid best bidder or bidders for
CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be
to the payment ol cc.sisaid salsfcui.Cn of the
above described execution..
of Grilf County, Florida
4tc, June 15, 22 and 29 and July 6, 1995.

Notice is hereby given that the City Commis-
sion of the City of Port St. Joe, sitting as the Board
of Adjustment will hold a public hearing at City
Hall at 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday, June 20, 1995, to de-
termine-whether the City will authorize a deviation
to Zoning Ordinance No. 5 bfr a variance of ap-
proximately one foot ten inches (1:10") on the east-
erly -property line and five feet six inches. (5'6'1, on
the westerly property line to construct a residence,
located at Lot 13, Block 129, located on Marvin Av-
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
Acting City Clerk
Itc, June 15, 1995.

Sealed proposals will be received in the office
of the City Clerk, 305 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida, until 2:00 p.m., July 5, 1995, for furnish-
ing and delivering F.O.B.; Port St. Joe, Florida.
Aerated Facultative Lagoon Diversion Curtain Re-
pair as outlined in the specifications pertaining
Specifications. and bid documents may be
obtained from the City Clerk's Office, 305 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, telephone (904)
229-8261, Monday through Friday, between 8:00
a m. and 5:00 p.m. Bids will be publicly opened
and read at 2:00 p.m., July 5. 1995, in the Fire
Station Conference Room, Port St. Joe, Florida.
The City reserves the right to accept or reject any
or all bids, or to select the Bid felt to be in the best
interest of the City.
/s/ 'Pauline Pendarvis
Acting City Clerk
Itc, June 15, 1995.

Sealed proposals will be received in the office
of the City Clerk, .305 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida, until 4:30.p.m., July 31. 1995, for group
health insurance (Bid Nc. 95.-10] for the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida. as crulinei-li the specifica-
tions pertaining thereto.
Specifications and bid documents may be
obtained from the .City Clerk's Office, 305 Fifth*
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, telephone (904)
229-8261, Monday through Friday, between 8:00
a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Bids will be publicly opened
and read at the City Commission meeting, August
1, 1995, at 8:00 p.m., in the Fire Station Confer-
ence Room, Port St. Joe, Florida. The City reserves
the right to accept or reject any or all bids, or to
select the Bid felt to be in the best interest of the
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
Acting City Clerk
Ite. June 15, 1995.



All persons are invited to attend these meetings.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision made
by the Conmmission with respect to any matter
considered at said meeting will need a record of the
proceedings, and for such purpose may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. (The
Board of City Conmmission of the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida will not provide a verbatim record of this

DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing special
accommodations to participate in these proceedings
should contact Pauline Pendarvis, Acting City Clerk.
City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall. Telephone No.

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Large, beautiful shaded lots

Paved streets

Chain link fenced boundaries

City water / natural gas

For prices, sizes and covenants call

Parker Realty of Mexico Beach

904-648-5777 fax 904-648-5779

1 800-874-5073

The first Youth Talent Expo
hosted by the S.I.S.T.E.R.S. Club
was an overwhelming success.
Receiving first place was Tanya
Varnum who performed a song
and dance. Chiquita Martin and
Lynette Jenkins, performing a
duet, finished second and Chasi-
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1994 Pontiac Grand Am. low miles,
'excellent condition, asking payoff.
227-1375. ltc 6/15
'85 Jeep Cherokee Sport, 4wd, 2.5 li-
tre, $1,000. 648-8334 or 648-4501.
"78 Ford, $150, V-8, automatic, a/c,
- p/s, p/b, 227-7591. $1,800.
1985 Crown Victoria, -$1,200. Call
227-3409 after 1:00. Itp 6/15
1990 Ford F150 XLT,. a/f,.;p/w, p/1, 5
* speed, good condition,:. $7,000 obo.
639-2533. .:. 2tc 6/15
Volare, good running -mll car, $400
cash. Parker, 229-6023. Itp
SLuxury '1992 'Chrysler' New Yorker,
champagne, well taken care of. 229-
6168. $14,000: -Itp 6/15
1988 Ford Thunderbird, at/ac,
$3,000. 229-8161. Can be seen at
1905 Long Ave. 2tc 6/8
Red '90 Mercury Cougar LS, excellent
condition, must see. Original owner.
229-6437. 2tc6/15
1987 Dodge Dakota. 4 wd. V-8. ps,
pb. air. aluminum tool box, bed liner,
ow miles, nicely $6,000. 648-8215.

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,
Wewahltchka, 639:5810. tfe 6/1

'76 Corvette, extra clean, white with
gray interior, t-tops, automatic,
$7,500. 648-8201. tfc 6/8
'92 Plymouth Voyager CC, 6 cyl.,
auto, air cohd., 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. tfc 5/25

,Old reliable salt water boat. Johnson
30 motor, 1981, shrimp net, gas
cans, trailer, $999 cash. 229-6023,'
Parker. ltp 6/15

14' Kennedy Craft with 25 hp Mercu-
ry, foot control trolling motor & trail-
er, $1,500. Call 647-5648. 2tp 6/8
White City. anytime. 827-2902.

Reasonably priced boat trailer for 14'
or 16' boat. Call 229-8249 or 229-
6880. Itc lt6/15

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 ,
AB1239. Col. Wade Clark, Auctioneer AU1737, AU1743. 2c 6/8/95

2 bedroom, 1 bath, mobile home, par-
tially furnished, cen. h/a, $275 rent.
$150 deposit. Bonita St., Highland
View. 647-3264. tfc 6/15
2' bedroom house, Lake Grove Rd.,
Wewahitchka, 639-2511. Itc 6/15
2 bedroom house for rent, 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
One bedroom apartment, 2 blocks ;
from beach on Beacon Hill. Reason-
able. 647-3331. tfc e6/1
New storage units on St., Joe Beach ,,:
behind the Gulf Sands Motel on
Americus St. 5xl0's, lOxiO's. and
0x20's. Ask about our move-in spe-
cial. 227-7200. tfc 6/1

Two bedroom trailer, for rent, fur-
nished or unfurnished. No pets. Call
647-5106. tfc6/1
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.
t fc6/1l

The Phantry Hotel. Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe, 229-9000. tfc 6/ l
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly and the handi-
capped. ,- : .
Cet. h &a,- laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
fumrn., 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.
.o 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
saying appliances, patios & outside
storage. For hearing impaired call
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housing Op-
portunit. tfc6/1

* 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.
tfc 6/1
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. St. Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc6/1

Yard Sale: Saturday. 8 a.m.. June 17,
1406 Palm Blvd., Many kitchen items
including dishes, other' miscellane-
ous, hair dryer, luggage, tools, TV,
plants, woodcrafts. ltp 6/15
Yard Sale: Plants, day lilies, 50,
shrimp, hydrangea, banana, cape
honeysuckle, hibiscus, plumbago,
roses. Saturday, June 17th, 7:30 a.m.
- 12 noon. 1315 Woodward Ave. 227-
1371. ltp 6/15
Yard Sale: Saturday, 8-12. 150 Peri-
winkle Drive, Gulfaire.
Yard Sale, Lots to choose from, 1021
Woodward Ave., Saturday, June 17th,
8a.m.until. ltc 6/15

2 Family Yard Sale: 204 Tennessee
Drive, Mexico Beach, Friday. June
16th, 8-5 p.m., and Saturday, June
17th, 8 a.m. noon. Some depression
glass, etc. Iltc 6/15
Garage Sale: Bedroom and dining
room: furniture, bookcase, various
household items. Saturday, June 17,
712 Gulf Aire Drive. 8:00 a.m.
5 family yard sale, Baby items, house-
hold, tools, water ski and lots of misc.
,Beacon Hill, Burch St., last trailer on
left. 647-3626, Saturday, June 17.
2 Family Garage Sale: -316 Beacon
Rd., Gulfaire. 8 a.m. 1 p.m, Satur-
day, 17 June. Antique sewing ma-
chine, refrigerator / freezer, head-
board, clothes, jewelry, and much
miscellaneous. ltp 6/15
Yard Sale: 703 Park Avenue, Highland,
View, Pat Haney, Friday; June 16, 8
a.m. until. Itc 6/15

MOVING SALE, Friday and Saturday,
June 16 and 17, 111 S. 36th, St.,
Mexico Beach.,
Yard Sale, June 17, 8 a.m. noon,
CDT, corner of Georgia Ave. and Caro-
lina Dr., Mexico Beach. ltc 6/15

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Gulf County Assoc. for Retarded Citi-
zens is accepting applications for the
position of SECRETARY / :RECEP-
TIONIST. This position involves per-
forming general secretarial and recep-
tionist duties, and some bookkeeping
responsibilities. Hours are from 7:45'
A.M. to 4:15 P.M., Monday through
Friday. Qualifications are at least a
10th grade education, H.S. diploma
preferred, and experience or course-
work. Additional information may be
obtained from the Association office at
200 Peters St., Port St. Joe, or call
229-6327. Closing date June '23,
1995. 2tc 6/15

Marie's Corner Bar in Wewa, needs
help 18 and older. Apply In person at
Hwy. 71 and Overstreet Rd. (386).-.

puter, G.L. and invoicing knowledge a
must. Excellent benefits. No phone
calls. Submit resume to A.P., P. 0,
Box 40, Wewahitchka. FL 32465.
ltc 6/15
Cashiers needed at Dixie Dandy. 511
Hwy. 98. Highland View. Port St. Joe.
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. 21c 6/8
Grounds gardener / maintenance
keeper sought for part-tinie work on
local residence In Port St. Joe. Experi-
ence with plants, shrubs and flowers
necessary. Must be trustworthy and
drug-free. Please send narrne, 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
$6.85/hour. 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 St. Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and' is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis,
Acting City Clerk 2tc 6/8

LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
lea Financial Services. 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. tfc 6/1


S Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
.Thurs.. 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ,




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S Roof Cleaning
Involves NO Pressure.
located in Panama City. FL
3tc 6/15

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

Lawnmowers I
I Weedeaters I

SChain Saws
p I Pumps
Engine Sales

I1 706 1st St. St. Joe I
.I 227-2112
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Troy/built, Snapper, John Deee' Ku-
bota, Stihl, Hsquarvna. Sales and
Service. 1-800-834-6744.
thru 9/95

comer of Shellfish &
2449 Hayes Ave., H.V.
Aluminum boat repairs, custom
built trailers & repairs of all
types. Free estimates. Price not
to exceed estimates.

Port St. Joe Lodge No. 11
Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m., Masonic Hall,
214 ReidAve.
Marlen Taylor, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
pd. thru 95

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
LC. #ER0013168 .INSURED

29 Years Experience
7229 Deerhaven Road, P.C. ,4/

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
Si:- 648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer

I IC 14 R0051042
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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 i 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
Call or See BOBl HEACOCK "
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229

Phone 227-1782
Cuts; Color, Frosting, Perms

Betty's Beauty Salon
"A Family Salon"
311 Madison St. Betty Heath
Oak Grove Owner/Mgr.

Catherine L. Collier
Indenperdent Sales Represcnilat.v
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460

5x10 lO10xlO 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112

St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 FirstStreet
Port St. Joe 227-2112'

"Catering to Alf Your Lawn Service Needs"
Free Estimates.
Call 229-6435 tfc 4/6

RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"

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

Bookkeeping Servide
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 n ,

.* Go-Karts

328 Reid Ave.

C.J.'S Lawn
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach & Port St. 'Joe ,
"I Will Work for YOU!"
" Mexico Beach, FL.
(904) 648-8492d Mar.

Piano Lessons. all ages/levels. Ex-
perienced teacher. $40/month. Mexi-
co Beach, 648-4592. tfc 6/I

Average Stump $10.00
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery- Enterprises, Inc.
tfc 4/6


Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
Free Estimates and Design
Allen Norris 229-8786 Chuck Smith 229-8536


Well Drilling & Pump Service
St.lic. #3075

Croska Williamson iec/I P.O. Box 1173


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

Licensed & Insured 904/639-5368

Pet & Property Tenders

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


Mark Godwin


,Satisfaction ABSOLUTELY Guarant6d

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Patton Wins Pistol Match

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-
fled Paramedic; 2) Director must re-
side within the service area; 3) Duties
of the Ambulance Director will in-
elude 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 Action Employ-
/s/ Michael. 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-
portunity/Affirmative Action Employ-
/s/ Michael L. Hammond. Chairman
Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk of

SALES OPENING: Must have FL Real,
Estate License. Week end hours re-
quired. Contact Parker Realty of Mexi-
co Beach, 648-5777. tfe 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-
. ployer.
RN's and LPN's day or night shift
available. Apply n person. Bay St. Jo-
seph Care Center, 220 9th SL, 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

FOUND: in Oak Grove area. Male tan
puppy, possibly part chow, part lab.
Call 229-8693, Nikki.
LOST: at St Joseph Bay Country
Club, one Panasonic palmcorder, and
Velbon tripod, $100 reward. Call Roy
Hoffman, 904-927-2195, St George
Island. .

2 bedroom, 1 bath, 12'x60' mobile
home, total electric, completely re-
modeled. Partially furnished. Call
229-1081. 2tc 6/15.
Two bookcases, $35, $25; one chair
rocker, $10. Call 227-7186.
Trampoline. 227-1154. ltc 6/15
Metal storage building, $550. Call
647-5794. ltc 6/15
E-Force aerobic rider /strength train-
er, brand new deluxe model with com-
puter and lifetime warranty, paid
$350. Will sell for $250 obo. Call 647-
3771, leave message. ltc 6/15
Packard Bell personal computer, Intel
3865X, 2 mb RAM, 120 mb hard
drive, installed software includes DOS
5.0, Windows 3.1, Word processor /
spreadsheet database, automap and
much more. Packard Bell .28 dot
pitch monitor. Excellent condition.
For more information call 229-8620.
30" Norge gas stove, white color, like
new, $100. Call 229-2775. Itp
One Fleetwood mobile home, 2 bed-
room, central heat, window air,
$3,500. Call 639-2511. Itc 6/15
Sofa sleeper-with matching chair and
ottoman, good cond., $350; oak coffee
table, 2 end tables, $200. Call 229-
8498. 2tc6/8
Yamaha PSS-480 electronic keyboard,
amplifier wvith speakers, keyboard
stand with bench, music books, $125.
Call 648-8205. 3tce 6/8
Craftsman tools and Die Hard bat-
teries are available now at Western
Auto Store, 219 Reid Ave. 227-1105.

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.

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. tfc 6/1
Port St. Joe Western Auto now honor-
ing Panama City Western Auto Co.
store advertised tire sale prices. Com-
puterized WHEEL ALIGNMENT. Sears
Card now at Port SL 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


FREE puppies to loving homes, 3/4
Chow. Cuddly, cute as teddy bears,
come by 1301 Marvin Ave. or call
229-9339. If no answer call 647-8953
and leave message. ltp 6/15
Only to good home, small long-haired
blonde dog, 2 years old, very sweet
229-9235. Also small black dog 6
months old, 3/4 poodle.
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
in your home low as $8.00 a day by
Joe and Marie Romanelli. Call Pet &
Property Tenders. fully insured, 1-
904-229-1065. tfc 6/1
Liquid 'wormers not doing the job?
229-2727 about HAPPY JACK TRI-
VERMICIDE. Recognized safe and ef-
fective against hook, round & tape-
worms in dogs & cats! 6te 5/25

For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm., 1 ba.
block house w/fireplace, Ig. LR, DR,
and kitchen, car-porch, chain link
fence on 140'x130' lot, city water &
sewer, close to schools, small block
house f6r washer & dryer, outside
storage shed or shop. Can be seen at
124 2nd Ave., Oak Grove, 229-6163
or 912-524-2871, Harvie or Agnes
Kennedy. tfe 6/15
Wewahitchka, 12'x60', 2 BR, 1 bath,
trailer on 2 lots with privacy fence in
Lands Landing. $17,000. 639-2533.
2tc 6/15
House in Blountstown, Live Oak
Hgfs., 3 bdrm.,/2 ba., cen. h/ac, fire-
place. 2 car garage, paved drive. (904)
482-4931. 6tp 6/15
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
p.m., 827-6465. ,
4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 2 ear garage
home on 5 acres in White City, 1/4
acre fish pond, gunite swimming pool,
2,200 sq. ft $90,000. 827-8922.
tfc 6/1
Lot for sale 145'x150', located at Pom-
pano SL and Hayes Avenue, Highland
View. Call 229-8079. tfc 6/1
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.
Nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath 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.

For Sale by Owner
Spacious 3 bdrm., 2 ba. brick
home on comer 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

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
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. 'tfc6/1
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,'
1 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. Itc 6/1


The Gulf Rifle Club held their
monthly PPC Match on Saturday,
June 3. Dale Patton, with the
choice of revolver or semi-auto
pistol, was match winner and had
the highest score among the law
enforcement competitors in the
first of two separate matches.
Sam Hayslip placed second in, the
law enforcement division. David
Whitfield was the winner in the
civilian division and Brian Upton
had the second highest score.
In the second match, which
was restricted to semi-auto pis-
tols, Stu Edwards shot his way to
first place and Carl Chandler
came In second. Trophies were
presented to the first and second
place shooters and Dale Was also
presented with a "Top Gun"
plaque, donated by the Beach
Cafe, for shooting the best score
in the matches.
Next month they will change
the format of the matches. In-
stead of two separate PPC Match-
es, they will shoot one PPC match
with their choice of revolver or
semi-auto pistol. There will be

Bay Front Lot # 31 In Paradise Bay 100'x 240'.more or less
with Pedestrian Easement to Gulf Front. $65,000.
Gulf Front Lot #9 In Paradise Gulf 66.9'x 446' with Pedestrian
Easement to Bay Front. Positioned on high bluff. $105,000.
Gulf Side Lot #16 In Paradise Gulf 83' x 190' with Pedestrian
Easement to Gulf and Bay Front. $35,000.
Gulf Side Lot #17 On Road Front In Paradise Gulf 95' x 166'
with Pedestrian Easement to Gulf and Bay Front. $19,500.

Gulfaire OFBAY
G f ri OF BAY (904) 648-5716
820 Hwy. 98 *Mexico Beach
]ANICE BROIVNELL, Salesperson ELLEN MEGILL, Salesperson
Res. 648-8761 Res. 648-8873
ELSE WHITFIELD, Salesperson Res. 647-3392

Tom Todd




Ta ll ," aMEXICO BEACH .,
SHARED BAY FRONT ... .CAPE SAN BLAS 2/2, partially furnished.
Shared ownership of existing dock. Price reduced to $99,000.
GREAT GULF VIEW with easy beach access. 4br/4ba, 2 car gar. 2000 sq
more or less, concrete parking, heat recovery system.' Excellent view, excellent
condition, great location. Only $169,000.
BARRIER DUNES One of the area's best kept developments. Pool, tennis,
pitch and putt golf and more. Townhomes available 'FOR SALE and/or
VACATIONAL RENTAL. Prices start at $99,000.
ST. JOE BEACH 109 Gulfaire Drive. 5/3 two story. View of gulf from deck.
Lovely neighborhood. Price $178,500. For more information call Brenda,
Associate, at 648-8215.
MEXICO BEACH.. NEW LISTING 2502 Hwy. 98. Gulf view with
dedicated beach. Zoned tourist commercial. 2br/lba brick, with Ige. FR, .DR.
Cen. H/A. $125,000. Call Brenda at 648-8215.
modular bldg. Was convenience store/ice cream/game room. Near State Park
entrance. High traffic area. Owner fin. 1.25 ac. $120,000.
LEASE OR SALE... .CAPE PLANTATION 3/2, two story, 2000 sq. +, large
lot, satellite TV. Close to PSJ. Priced at $115,000.
CAPE PLANTATION ... .ONLY 1.5 YEARS OLD Beautiful, custom built,
dbl gar., landscaped, many features. Call Craig for info. $111,000.
THE BOARDWALK at CAPE SAN BLAS Several homes available. Access
to beach and pool. Lovely neighborhood. Prices start at $129,000.
NEW LISTING 523 7TH ST. PORT ST. JOE Block 3 bdr., iba. home -
'(plumbed for 1/2 ba.) Lr./Dr. and Kit. combined. Frame storage house with open
carport. $42,000. Call Brenda Lynn, Assoc., 904-648-8215.
NEW LISTING ST. JOE BEACH Several restricted Sea Shore lots. $17,500
ea. Call Brenda Lynn, Assoc., 904-648-8215.
NEW LISTING MEXICO BEACH 15th St. Stilt home on over-size lot
with 2br/lba., Lr/Dr. and Kit. combined. Nice deck with parking underneath.
Near beach. $53,000. Call Brenda Lynn, Assoc., 904-648-8215.
NEW.LISTING -'BEACON HILL Olive St. 2 lots 50' x 100' ea. Septic
tank in place! High and dry! Mobile homes o.k.! $22,900 for both. Call Brenda
Lynn, Assoc., 904-648-8215.
NEW LISTING MEXICO ilEACH Corner of 2nd St. and Hwy 98 2 lots -
50' x 100' ea. NO OBSTRUCTION OF BEACH! $69,900 ea. lot. Call Brenda
Lynn, Assoc., 904-648-8215.
NEW LISTING MEXICO BEACH 114 4th St. Dbl. wd. m/h on nice lot
with VIEW OF WATER FROM DECK. 3/2'with Cent. H/A Covered patios,
porch on back. Many amenities! $62,000. Call Brenda Lynn 904-648-8215.
.NEW LISTING OVERSTREET 300' Radio tower on 5 ac. Rohn. Bldg w/
generator. FCC License. $45,000. Call Brenda Lynn 904-648-8215.

Tom Todd Realty, Inc.
HC I Box 150, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
800-876-2611 or 904-227-1501
Marie M. Todd, Rental Mgr. Brenda J. Lynn, Associate
Craig Todd, Associate Thomas M. Todd, Broker
Nancy Todd, Associate
emm m

separate law enforcement and ci-
vilian divisions to award trophies.
After the PPC match, they will
shoot a 60 round; FPOA Bullseye
Match with first and second place

All handgun shooters are in-
vited to participate In any of their
matches. Contact Yank Lyle at
227-1323 or John Fadio at 229-
8421 for additional information.


Part Time Clerk

Immediately *

Apply in Person

El Governor Motel
Mexico Beach
2tc, 6/15& 22

Member of Fla Association of Realtors & National Association of Realtors
"Specializing in Property, Riverfront Homes & Lakeside Cabins
on the Beautiful Apalachicola & Chipola Rivers and Famous Dead Lakes."

Sunshine-Jr. Food Wewahitchka, Florida
Looking for several full and part time associates, committed
to learning and developing its expanding deli and store oper-
ations. We offer exciting new opportunities with above av-
erage salary and room for advancement. If you have the
ambition and would like to be a part of our fast pace growing
operation apply at:
Sunshine-Jr. Food Store #19, Hwy. 71 & Hwy. 22 (at the
light) Wewahitchka, Florida
An Equal Opportunity Employer 2tc 6/5

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


Gulfaire Subd., Sea Pines Drive. Lot 5 Block B, Nice
lot for your dream home, restricted subd. with swim-
ming pool & tennis court. $26,900.


Overstreet, Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd., 412 Raven
Rd., get away from it all and still have neighbors? This
is it! Approx. 12 miles to Mexico Beach, 2 bd., 2 ba.,
ch/a, elec. kitchen, chain link fenced. detached 2 car
garage, mother-in-law apartment, 1 bd., 1 ba., ch/a,
elec. kitchen. Boat storage building, storage shed. Ap-
prox. 1 acre, must, see! $99,500. Reduced to
$94,500. /

Sales Rentals '* Vacation Rental Specialists


Cozy and neat 2br/2ba. MH, immaculate! Sesame St., Wewa.... .....$31,500
3br/1ba house with huge fenced yard and plenty of trees! $40,000
View of the Lake! 3br/2ba MH on beautiful property overlooking Lake Alice in
Wewa-fruit trees, huge 60 year old spreading oaks. Fronts 2 streets in quiet res-
idential area ....... ............ ..... ... ........ .......... ..... $32,000
5 acres, fenced, with 3br/2ba DBL Wide -fertile grazing land for the brood cows
or the fam ily horse ............... ....... .. .... ......... .. .................. ... ..............$49,000
RANCH STYLE 3br/2ba home on 2.5 beautifully landscaped acres lots of ex-
tras! Enclosed garage, skylights, walk-ins, huge workshop, morel .. .....$85,000
Build that big house on 20 acres with 355' highway frontage Highway 381 (Wil-
lis Landing Rd.) 1 mile past Tower..... $25,000
FULLY FURNISHED 2br/lba MH on 1 1/4 ac just remodeled New carpet & vi-
nyl, 1 yr. old washer/dryer, Primestar Satellite system, new 27" TV MORE!
Take it all! only $25,000
1994 total electric 14' x 70' Fleetwood 3br/2ba with .ALL THE EXTRAS! Still
smells newly Special order deluxe carpet, ceiling fans, washer, dryer, fireplace,
energy-saving features. Sits on 3 beautiful acres on the BANKS OF STONE
MILL CREEK!. Wade, swim, fish, garden! ..$42,000
ELEGANT AND SPACIOUS 3br/2ba home in Wewa Over 2700 sq. ft. with en-
closed garage, hardwood floors, inlaid tile, lots of glass overlooking private rose
garden MANY MORE EXTRAS! $106,000
SECLUDED WATERFRONT log home on Dead Lakes. Huge 3bri2ba on 8
acres. Exposed pine trusses, cedar lined closets, enclosed 3 car garage, huge
30' x 47' greatroom & kit. with stone fireplace. Pool. Private stocked fish pond
with dock, wooden decks and ramps on Dead Lakes. MANY SPECIAL
EXTRAS!, $135,000
WATERFRONT 2-story house on Chipola River! Upstairs has bedrooms and
bath, kitchen, 'Lr/Dr, fireplace, screened-in porch overlooking river. Downstairs:
huge built-in BBQ with large cook-out area and extra bath. Year-round living or"
vacation home. Make offer in the $70,000's.
MEXICO BEACH 160' X 100' corner lot restricted for HOUSES ONLY!
2 beautiful 120' x 100' city lots in Wewa build your dream home! City hookups
and power'already in place. MH o.k.. ea. $11,000
Nice lot right on Old Panama Rd., Wewa was old home place $3,000
4 beautifully SECLUDED lots nestled in the pines near the. Dead Lakes each
100' x 270. High and dry ea. only $4500!
"HIDE-A-WAY" 80' x 220' Dead Lakes Waterfront with camper trailer, city wa-
ter hookup $12,000
"WATERFRONT" Dead Lakes 3 secluded acres (plus) lots on high'hill on the
Dead Lakes. FORCLOSURE SPECIALS!! Each only $6,000!
ON A HIGH RIDGE! 1 acre building lot at Stone Mill Creek, located at the corner
of Creekview and Griffin R. $7,500
SION. Beautiful acre of land in restricted area HOMES ONLY!
SECLUDED beautiful acre of land at Red Bull, 1/2 block from Chipola River. Al-
ready has septic, well, and power pole is on! Ready to move onto or build. Nat-
ural. river bed flows behind property very private dead end.
"Waterfront" your own PRIVATE ACRE on the Chipola River! Unheard of Spe-
cial! Has elevated 12 x 60 MH, 1 yr. old septic. Red Bull Island
"Waterfront" on Chipola River older 3br/2ba house needs "fixin-up" inside -
but 90' of riverfront makes the house free! Make offer in $30,000's.
Riverview mobile home 1/2 block from Apalach. River Landing reduced!
.......................................... ............ ........ ...... .- ...... ............ $3 2 ,0 0 0
Large lot & MH 1 block from landing and picnic area has view of river from
large add-on living'room ................................ $25,000
FULLY FURNISHED beautiful MH with view of Chipola River at Red Bull Island -
new sofa, beds, etc. 1/2 block to river! ..................................................... $29,000
FURNISHED mobile home 1 blk. from river landing Apalach River. Has large
garage and fish cleaning sink area ..$29,000
RETIRE to this small rural community N. of Wewa cozy retirement house filled
with sunshine waiting for you! Big sunny Florida room full of windows watch
the hummingbirds and butterflies! 2 carports ............................ .....$42,500


Highway 22 & 71 Post Office Box 65 Wewahitchka, FtL 32465
S' Office (904) 639-3300 Home (904) 639-5237