The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: October 19, 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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Once Proud Place of

Entertainment Being

Revived to Another Life

Carpenters Tools Applied to Old Building After Many,
Years of Wasting Away, Becoming an Eyesore to City
Wade Clark is making
progress in his efforts to refur-
bish the old Port Theatre build-
ing in downtown Port St. Joe.
Clark recently bought the build-
ing intending to house his busi-
ness, Wade Clark Auctions. Inc.
in the 7,000 sq. ft. historic land-
He also plans to restore
much of the building to its orig-
inal look as he embarks on a
four stage project, which he
estimates will probably take a e m
few years to complete.
The Port Theatre closed its
doors 28 years ago according to
Clark. "You wouldn't believeI
this place from people who just .
drop by to reminisce about the
old building.
He said orne gentleman.,'Y.
whose name he won't meneon.m
told him. 'There's been a lot of
firsts in this old theatre."
Thumbing through a weekly
movie log found by Clark while
cleaning out the building Is like
looking at TBS's old movie list-
Ing for the week. Movies like
Harum Scarum, starring the
king, Elvis Presley, and the .
Unforgiven, featuring Burt .
Lancaster, who Clark said is
rumored to have actually been
on stage in person during the
Port Theatre's early years. Sons ,
of Katie Elder starring John
Wayne, Vettigo, North to Alaska,
Serfeant : ad. ....nH
Way, Help and Once A Thief. are
Just a few of the classics that hit
the big screen in 1966 and early
Clark has gutted most of the ....
innards of the theatre, including
removing what was left of the
roof after 28 years of rain and
rot had taken their toll on the
structure. But, surprisingly,
much of the old Umbers and all
of the steel support beams are
in remarkably good shape.
A new roof will be installed .: ..
and basic refurbishing of the -
entrance and electrical work will
be completed during the first .......
phase of the project, hopefully, The 'Jd Port Theatre stood as a proud centerpiece to
before Christmas. the City's business district for many years, presenting
Auctions- will be held on a first-run movies, occasional stage presentations and local-
regular basis in the old theatre ly-produced activities. Built in the' late 1930's by the Mar-
portion of the building. tin Theatres group of Columbus, Georgia, now defunct, it
Antiques, tools, estate sales and served as the entertainment center of Port St. Joe until
consignment Items are just a 'television came along and literally "stole the show." Sever-
few samples of the type of art*- "al feeble attempts were made by independent firms to
dces that Clark plans to sell to keep the "picture show" operating after the Martin group
the highest bidder. .sold it, but each succeeding effort met with failure. The
He also plans to make the old building replaced a popular out-door theatre which
building available for shows, was located on Third Street between Long and Woodward
fesLvals, and public meetings. Avenues.

This old rusted projector probably a coveted job at the "picture show," oper-
showed a first-run flick entitled, "Gone ating the projectors, in order to get to see
With the Wind," the greatest movie ever all the new films. Much of the projection
made, which made super stars of Clark machinery was still inside the old build-
Gable and Vivian Leigh. Many youth found ing, but all of it is in a similar condition.

.City Considers Change

In Retirement Program

i Pondering Break From State System In Favor of
Plan to Be Created and Financed by City Budget

Port St. Joe City Commission-
ers are giving a look at retiring
from the Florida Retirement
System for future employees hired.
after January 1, 1996.
The State of Florida is allowing
cities throughout the state a one
time opportunity to opt out of the
Florida Retirement System. Port
SL Joe currently pays 100% of
their employees' retirement bene-
fits, based on a percentage of their
salaries. Police department
employees, have 27.549% of their
salaries paid into the FRS while
other city employees get 17.57%
paid into the fund by the city.
According to information fur-
nished to the board from the
Florida League of Cities. Port St
Joe can establish their own retire-'
ment plan. customizing it to the
city's needs and desires. They still
save 50% or more in expense while
furnishing equal-or better retire-
ment benefits to future city
City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis
said figures furnished by the
Florida League of Cities indicate a
cost of eight to nine percent for
regular city employees and
approximately 12% for police
department personnel, depending
upon the type program they decide
to participate in.
Rates are higher for police
department personnel because of
their risk factor and state require-
ments for additional benefits.
The board will hold two public
hearings at 7:30 p.m. November
7th and 21st before their regular
meetings to allow the public an
opportunity to air their opinions.
The city board set up a work-
shop for 12:00 Wednesday, Octo-
ber 25, to finalize marina proposal
specifications, prior to advertising
for bid proposals for the marina
Port itSL Joe recently received a
$675,000 grant from the Economic
Development Administration to
build a city marina. Raffield
land adjacent to the Intracoastal
Waterway to the city to build the
marina upon. But, by law the city
must advertise for proposal bids
:before they make a definite deci-
sion on the marina's location.
* Bid proposals will include city
requirements to operate the mari-
na, along with lease terms between
them and the lessor.
Raffield's plan includes 3.5
acres of property to be donated to
the city. A large metal building,
approximately 85'x280', previously
used by Raffleld's as a boat build-
ing plant is also included in the

Chaka Is


Queen-PS JH
Miss Chaka Speights was
crowned the 1995-96 Homecoming
Queen of Port St. Joe High School
in halftime festivities Friday
evening. Homecoming festivities
had been delayed a week due to
Hurricane Opal. She was -crowned
by last year's Homecoming Queen
Leigha Davis.
In an effort to include the new
middle school in homecoming
activities the crown bearer and
flower girl representatives were
selected by the middle school stu-
dent body. Chosen by their class-
mates were Lacey Johnson and
Ricky Lamberson.
Miss Spelghts was chosen
from a field of 11 candidates, and
is the daughter of Ms. Sharon
Spelghts. She was escorted by
Dominique Ward. She has served
as treasurer of the Junior class,
vice president of the Future
Business Leaders of America, and
is currently a member of Keyettes
and president of FBLA.

Bill Kennedy of Preble-Rish
Engineers pointed out the building
could be easily converted into a
dry storage facility housing as
many as 50 boats.
Kennedy told the board the
paperwork for the grant had been
received, and that it was just a
matter of following grant guide-
lines to receive the $675,000 of
grant funds.
The Florida Department of

Law Enforcement recently com-
pleted their audit of the
FCIC/NCIC systems and the Port
St. Joe Police Department's han-
dlirig of criminal history informa-
In a letter to Police Chief
Bucky Richter, the FDLE noted
that the department was in full
compliance with FCIC/NCIC rules
and regulations. The audit deter-
mined that no corrective actions
(See PLANon Page 3)

Hwy. 98 In H.V. to Reopen
Highway 98 through Highland View should be
open to two way vehicular traffic sometime this
weekend according to George Roberts of C. W.
Roberts Construction Company. "barring any
unforeseen bad weather".
It will take another month to pour concrete for
the seawalls which buffer the road from the waters
of St. Joseph Bay.

FEMA Sets Up Recovery

Center In Port St. Joe
Recovery Centers are currently open at 13 Florida locations through-
out the presidentially-declared disaster area. The Recovery Centers, es-
tablished cooperatively by the Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) and the Florida Divisslon of .Emergency Management provide a
- singlE~1oaliobn where people can talk face-to-face with recovery, restora-
tion and rebuilding specialists.
At the Recovery Centers, Hurricane Opal victims who have applied
for assistance .through the teleregistration number may: inquire about
assistance programs; obtain information from other federal and state as-
sistance agencies; get assistance in filling out loan applications and ob-
tain advice on how to rebuild to reduce future damage.
Banks of telephones are on hand for those who have not yet applied
for disaster assistance. State and federal officials are urging anyone who
has suffered losses or damages as a result of Hurricane Opal to call the
toll-free registration number, 1-800-462-9029. Those with hearing or
speech impairments can call TDD 1-800-462-7585..
In Gulf County, the Recovery Center is located at the Centennial
Building at 202 Allen Memorial Way in Port St. Joe, and its hours of op-
eration are from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., daily.
More than 500 disaster housing assistance checks worth a total of
$1,175,098.61 have been approved for eligible applicants in the counties
declared a disaster area as a result of Hurricane Opal.
Florida residents unemployed as a result of Hurricane Opal are
now eligible to file for the federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance Pro-
gram, according to state and federal disaster recovery officials.
This program extends coverage to many people who would otherwise
be ineligible for unemployment-compensation under the regular state
program, State Coordinating Officer Joe Myers said.
Individuals who want to file for benefits must do so within 30 days
from the notification date set by the Florida Department of Labor and
Employment Security.

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THERE WERE SEVERAL things which happened with the
hurricane of two weeks ago, which hadn't happened before in at
least 50 years around here, First, never had old timers seen a
storm move 25 miles per hour, nearly catching the people of the
area off-guard. We arose on Wednesday morning, fully anticipat-
ing plenty of time to get the paper out and then make any prep-
arations we planned to. Hadn't we Just been told on the Tuesday
evening news that the storm was moving at a rate which would
bring it to our neighborhood at about 7:00 a.m. Thursday morn-
What did this experience teach us? It taught us that there is
no such thing as predictability nor experience concerning hurri-
WE'RE NOT PARTICULARLY afraid of the high winds that
accompany hurricanes. There are plenty of other more fearsome
storms than hurricanes. Tornadoes come readily to mind; as do
earthquakes! We can prepare for high winds; if our dwelling isn't
sturdy enough to resist the winds, we can seek shelter in one
which is.
But the floods which come with the tropical storms and hur-
ricanes cause us anxiety. The ONLY defense from high water is
higher ground!
This is the reason for most of the destruction this area has
had from hurricanes ... or even tropical storms, for that matter.
The potential danger from flooding and high seas provide
most of the impetus for the Emergency Management people to
ask us to leave during a storm.
WE ADMIT, WE didn't leave. The rising water-higher than
we had seen it rise in over 50 years-caused us more than a lit-
tle concern. It isn't the most secure feeling in the world to stand
at the end of your drive, look down the road toward the Bay and
see the angry waves crashing across the highway and the rising
water creeping up the street toward you..
Actually it is sort of a helpless feeling, and truly, there is
nothing one can do for himself or his loved ones or property.
There is nothing our officials can do about it either. We can
complain to them. that they should be figuring out how to keep
us safe in such situations if we want. There are some things,
though, we should be able to figure out for ourselves, such as
make an intelligent, informed decision whether to leave or not
when the next storm comes along.
Their behavior cannot be predicted by experience or their
path be pre-determined, positively, by any radar.

Vote of Thanks

SOME NARROW-THINKING people have been giving Gulf
County's-and Bay County's-authorities a rough time about
not allowing them in a storm damaged area, even if it is to check
out their property. When they should see their property, and it
may be torn to smithereens, what is seeing it an hour ... even a
day... earlier going to accomplish for them? Nothing positively
We haven't heard of people being downright hostile with au-
.thorities here like we have seen ohi TV. Panama City Beach's Po-
lice Chief Lee Sullivan has been called everything but a gentle-"
man according to reports on TV. Here'in Gulf County, several
people have been been a little huffy, but authorities have stuck
to their guns and kept sight-seers and potential looters out of
damaged areas until the properties can be secured.
IF IT WERE OUR HOME lying crushed and the contents
open to the world, we would appreciate the police and sheriff
taking Just such precautions as they are .taking. If our home
were in an area with other damaged homes and ours was still
sound and locked up tight, we would still appreciate it. Some
people are just waiting for an opportunity to rip you off and
what better opportunity than to find your belongings unattend-
ed! A locked door or window certainly isn't going to stop them!
We commend the position Gulf County law enforcement
agencies are taking with unattended properties in the wake of
hurricane Opal. We would desire such diligence at protecting
our property if we were in such a helpless state.
RECENTLY, FOR THE first time after nearly 50 years of
owning a business establishment here in Port St. Joe, we had
someone break in our establishment. We have never in our his-
tory left the premises so secure as we do now. Still, the preda-
tors were able to break in.
How much more vulnerable is a person's home, loaded with
electronic gadgets and other valuable personal items to a thief?
We should all give the people who have worked this storm and
its destruction, a vote of thanks and of support.



Hunker Down with Kes

by Kesley Colbert

That's Not My Dog!

I didn't have a good "feeling"
as I watched Cathy and Jesse
back out of the drive. .
"You don't have to come back
with a dogl If you can't find just
what you're looking for-" I yelled
after them, but they just smiled
and waved. If they heard me, nei-
ther let on.
My first Wife and my young-
est son woke up one Saturday
morning back in February,
munched down a bowl or two of
Cocoa Puffs, watched Orlando.
Wilson fish for some kind of trout
in a small swift-running stream
in Arkansas, re-arranged the
baseball caps on the brick divider
and announced. they Were going
over to the animal shelter to pick
out a dog.
Now, as you well know, I'm a
dog man. I've owned one or two-
or fifty over the years. I'm not op-
posed to having a dog around.
But-it must be a real dog!
"Cathy, you can't just go to
the pound and pick up a dog!"
"It's an animal shelter! We
can give a nice dog a good home
and you know how long Jesse

has been wanting a puppy."
"Listen. just give me a couple
of weeks, I'll get with Jake. We'll
get him a treeing walker or a good
black and tan. We'll find him
something that will sure nul'
send a coon up-1 didn't know
Jesse wanted a dog?"
"He's been talking about it for
They went to getting ready to
go pick up their dog and I went to
pondering. For years my hind
foot! They decided on this dog
somewhere between the Cocoa
Puffs and Orlando Wilson. Don't
neither one of them have a cluel
You've got to check the head, the
ears, the feet, the chest-how
does he carry himself, are the
eyes alert, how about his pedigree
. ... you don't just go get a
"Cathy, back home growing
up, the best dog we ever had just
showed up at the house one day.
It was hungry and suffering with
a pretty bad case of the mange.
mom fed him, Dad threw a little
burnt oil and sulfur on him and
he hunted with us for years. You
see, he picked ust I think maybe
God sent him. You don't have to
go to the pound today. Let's just
wait. There could be 'the just
right dog' coming our way any
day now. I tell you what, the first
starving dog that shows up-"
They got in the car and start-

ed backing up. My wife tends to
ignore me whelh she feels my be-
havior is Inappropriate or I disa-
gree with her or if I get to bab-
bling . .
Maybe they won't come back
with a dog. Maybe they won't find
one Jesse likes. Yeah, and maybe
cows .will sprout wings and start
circling water towers.
Jess had "it" in his arms
when he bounced out of the car.'
"What do you think, Dad?"
I was speechless. It was a
nothing dog! Too much hair! He
couldn't smell a four day old pork
chop from across the room. I'm
going to feed this dog? "It's 0. K.,
son." I was trying to think. What
would Ozzie Nelson say?
"Honey, isn't he so cute? He
came right to Jesse. It was just.
like you said, he picked us."
Nuts! How come every hair-
brained scheme my family comes
up with, they get around to think-
ing it has my blessing? If they
had just given me and Jake two
"The lady at the shelter said
he's half German shepherd aihd
half black lab."
"Cathy, they don't know what
kind of dog this is." I studied the
puppy as Jesse set him on the
porch.. He was mostly, black and
brown-or a bad mixture of the
two.,The little white on the belly.

didn't add a thing. Ugly would be
an understatement. "Don't no-
body know what kind of dog we
have here"
The three of them were un-
daunted as they romped on the
porch. "How big do you think he'll
get, Dad?"
"Well," I'd already thought
about that, "Judging from the
loose skin dragging the floor and
the size, eleven and a half front
paws, he'jl soon be as big as your
Aunt Jo Blair."
"Daddyl" Jess laughed, "No
dog could ever get that big!"
I joined his laughter. maybe
this will work out after all. I need-
ed to "be .involved" with my son.
"Jess, I've'got lots of experience
naming dogs. A good, solid,
sound name Is a must. We've had ,
old Duke and Rambling Rose and
P. R. Hatchie Bottom Sassy, and
Midnight Jim and Son, of Mid-
night Jim and Tumbler.and Run-
ning Red Racer and Tennessee
Smoky-I could go on and on-
we've got to come up' with the
right name." Maybe Jess and I
could do a little bonding here,
"It's important, son, that we pick
the best name-"
"I've already got a riname, Dad.
I'm going to call him Nathan."
:"'NATHANI That's not a dog's
name! We're not calling him Na-
(See KESLEY on Page 3)

It Was A Sure Nuff Homecoming Observance This Year-From '36 to'96

rounding up representatives of a
class from every decade since the
class of 1936 for the Homecoming
parade last week. Charlotte Pierce
did a good job in rounding up
representatives, cheerleaders and
class,officers to be on display in
the parade.
Leonard Belin and Iva Mae
Nedley Herring, from the class of
1936, were the center piece of the
parade and probably drew more
o-o-ohs and a-a-abs, laughter,
pointing with a "look-a there!"
than any other group in the pa-
, rade.
That's 60 years ago folks!
That was quite an accomplish-
ment for.them to show up in the
Leonard Is still interested in
sports and can be seen at virtual-
ly every game Port St. Joe High
School students play. His side-
kick, in the car, is a long-time

resident, also. A half-sister of St.
Joe Forest Products president,
SRobert Nedley and the daughter
of a former Mayor of Port St. Joe
I. C. Nedley, she has been around
for a long. time. Of course she Is
the mother of High School teach-
ers Rodney Herring and Judy Wil-
Leonard is the father of for-
mer high school basketball coach,
Jim Belin.
I thought it a masterpiece of
arrangement that placed' them in
an antique Mustang convertible.
How fitting can you get?

I GOT TO RIDE in the pa-1
rade, too, along with classmates
Grady Player, Mary Lydia Dees:
Baxley, Eloise Scheffer Mondau'
and, of course, Frenchie Wooden
Ramsey, my wife. We had a fewi
more here, but they couldn't ride'
in the parade., i
Classmate Carl Guilford let
us use his pick-up truck, to ride
in. Carl couldn't leave the store top
participate. The next time we do
something like this, Carl just has ;.
to clean up his truck and make it
more presentable!
That was the first time I have

ever ridden in a parade; I have al-
ways been on the curbside, tak-
ing pictures.
Old Grady tried to pass his
participation off as just being
along to drive and his wife Kathe-
rine and Eloise' husband present-
ed themselves as our chaperones.
Of course Grady was one of, the
"dirty dozen" who graduated in
the class of '46 but his wife
Katherine was actually a chape-
rone of our group. She is about
20 years younger than Grady.

THIS YEAR'S Homecoming
parade was one of the best one
I've seen and best attended in
many years. I found out you don't
see much of a parade from one of
the entry vehicles. There may,
have been 30 vehicles in the pa-
rade and there may have been 501
I couldn't tell. The only thing I
could tell was that there were a
lot of people there.

There must be three or four
Lamar Faisons in town, or visit-
ing. It seems like on every comer
we passed, there was Lamar,
Bill Wood was in and out of
the line, taking pictures like cra-'
zy. He was everywhere I knew he
painted pictures but I didn't
know he took them.
I saw one sweet young thing
taking. pictures over in front of
the gas company, who looked as
if she had planned her position
far in advance. About the time we
came by, she had to change film
in her camera and she dropped
the roll of exposed film. Oh well,
they may have been overexposed.

THERE WAS A LOT lot of ac-
tivity about town Friday for
-Homecoming. Maybe it was due
to people hunting something to
feel good about after the experi-
ence with Opal, or it could have

been the promotions from so
many organizations at the school.
I saw a group preparing bar-'
becue Thursday night behind the
Centennial Buiilding. They were
Just winding up their, cooking
when I went by the second time:
Friday morning. Those men
cooked barbecue all night long.
Kids were strung out all over
town preparing floats to put in
the parade and they 'came up
with some good efforts. That, In
itself is an accomplishment, since
they had started them for the pre-
vious Friday and had the storm
nullify their plans.
Someone remarked, '"Where
did they get all those converti-
bles?" the pretty girls were riding
'I don't know where they,
rounded them all up from, but 11
would venture to say those kids
know where every convertible is,
located within a six county area!

St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
Oct. 20 8:31 a.m. H 1.1 3:30 p.m. L 0.9
/ 10:33p.m.H 1.1
Oct. 21 4:46 a.m. L 0.9 11:18 a.m. H 1.0
2:31 p.m. L 0.8 10:05 p.m. H 1.2
Oct. 22 6:11 a.m. L 0.7 10:11 p.m. H 1.4
I -^ Oct. 23 7:16a.m.L 0.4 10:35p.m. H 1.6
I ''. Oct.24 8:17 a.m. L 0.2 11:09 p.m. H 1.8
S' Oct. 25 9:16 a.m. L 0.1 11:52 p.m. H 1.9
Oct. 26 10:17 a.m. L 0.0

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Opal Victims Community to

County to Contract Pick-Up of Debris Due Tax Help Veerans o.1

Picking. up all the storm de-
bris left by hurricane Opal is just
too large a project for Gulf
County's solid waste department
to take care of by themselves. As
a result, the County Commission
will receive bids from private con-
tractors, today, to do the job.
Joe Danford, who heads up
the solid waste program for the

county, said, 'We will definitely
have someone on, board to begin
picking up piles of debris on
Tuesday of next week." An adver-
tisement, run this week in The
Star charges property owners
with the responsibility of piling
their storm debris on the edge of
their property for the contractor
to pick up. 'We can't pick it up

unless it is piled up for the con- up with a different plan later on
tractor to get," Danford empha- for the Peninsula," he said.
sized. Danford estimated the pick-
The program will probably up will cost between $400,000 to
continue for at least three weeks, $500,000. The county knows it
according to Danford, and may will definitely get some help from
have to repeated later. "We're go- FEMA funds to help pay for the
ing to have to play it by ear," he project, but is uncertain what
said. other source of funding help will
'We'll probably need to come be available.

Extension Agent Gives Tips on Raising Bean

Sprouts,They're Easy to Grow-and Tasty!

By: Roy Lee Carter
Extension Agent
Once thought of only as Chi-
nese vegetables, bean sprouts are
easy to grow, and they're a good
source of protein, as well as many
vitamins and minerals.
Many methods of sprouting
beans seem to give good results.
The three I'll discuss in this arti-
cle are very simple, because they
make use of materials most of us
. already have around our homes.
My information was provided by
I.F.A.S. of the University of Flori-
The first step in sprouting is
the same for all three methods.,
After buying some beans or seeds

'(Cont. from Page 1)
were needed to comply with their
requirements and praised the
department for their recordkeep-
ing practices.
*Comm. Tharpe discussed
storm water drainage problems
within the city caused by debris
from Hurricane Opal. Public
Works Superintendent- Frank
Healy said city crews were in the
process of cleaningout the system.
*Healy told the board the city
had applied for aid from FEMA to
pay for employee time and equip-
ment used during Opal's cleanup.

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than! 1 don't cjre if he.'didn't cost...
anything and e2s a nothing dog.
we're still not naming-"
"Dad, actually we had to pay
twenty seven dollars to get Na-
than out of the shelter."
"WHATI We paid for this dog!
NO WAYI Read my lips, 'Back he,
goes! We are absolutely, positively'
not going to keep a twenty seven"
dollar, nothing dog named Na-
than! Not In this lifetime ..
and that's my final word on this,
.... .to be continued
Forget About That Bonding,

sold specifically for sprouting,
sort them carefully, choosing only
clean, whole :specimens. Thor-
oughly wash about a quarter of a'
cup of those you select, place
them in a bowl or jar, and cover
th1m with lukewarm water. Let
the beans stand overnight. By
morning, they should have ex-
panded to about three times their
dry size. Rinse them well and
pour off all excess water-now
you're ready to proceed with one
of our three sprouting methods.
To use the,first method, place
a couple of tablespoons bf thej

Gulf Seniors are
Rockin' for Pledges
The 1995 Senior Citizens
"Rock-A-Thon" will be held in We-
wahitchka and in Port St. Joe on
November 11th. The following
people will be asking for pledges
throughout these communities:
Rena Glass, Gwen Suber, Flor-
ence Pridgeon, Martha Davis, 'ila
White, C. G. Deese, Irene Ward,'
Eunice Anderson, Evelyn White,
James and Mary Kirkland, Ruth
Dumas, Helen Smith, Richard
Yeagley, Freddie Smith, Loren
Kelley, Etta Burton. Susie Wil-
liams, John Bess, Annie Dawson,
Gloria and Bill McMullon, Myrtle
Vickers and Jean Dorl.
Please support these seniors
in their efforts to raise funds for
the center's operations.

WIG Annual Meeting
The Washington Improve-
ment Group will hold its Third
Annual Meeting on Saturday, Oc-
tober -21. in 4he .Washington Rec-
reatlon Center. Entertainment
will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the
,meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m.
,'Representatlves of the Jessie Ball
SduPont Foundation will attend.
' Light refreshments will be served.
Please' plan now to attend
this celebration of the community
and the efforts to Improve every-
one's quality of life. Everyone in-.
terested In improving the North'
Port St. Joe community is Invited
to attend.
For more information, con-
tact Mark McGruder at (904) 229-

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soaked beans in a quart jar, and
cover the top securely with nylon
mesh or cheese cloth. Turn the
jar on its side, so the beans form
a thin layer, and place the Jar in a
warm, dark humid location.
The next step is very impor-
tant.'At least three times every
day, until the sprouts are ready,
pour lukewarm water into the jar,
swirl it around, and drain it off.
The seeds should be kept moist,
but not wet.
Depending on the beans or
seeds you're using, sprouts will
develop in three to five days.
Rinse and drain the sprouts as
soon as they reach optimum
length and before rootlets appear.
If you're germinating mung
beans, the ,sprouts should be
one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half
Inches long when they're harvest-
ed. Alfalfa sprouts are best when
they're about one 'inch long. Soy-
bean sprouts should be no longer
than one-half inch before harvest.
And sesame and sunflower
sprouts should be used as ,soon
as they're visible.
To employ the second
method, spread a couple of table-
spoons of soaked beans on sever-

al layers of dampened paper tow-
els, fitted into a colander, or
perforated plastic tray. Wrap the
container in a black plastic bag,
but leave the opening loose, to al-
low ventilation. As with the first
method, the seeds must be rinsed
thoroughly, three times each day.
When the sprouts first appear,.
you can replace the black plastic
bag with a clear one, so you'll be
able to tell when the sprouts have
reached their proper length.
To use the third method,
just place a couple of tablespoons
:of soaked beans in the bottom of
a new clay flower pot that's been
saturated with water. Place a
cloth screen over the bottom hole
and cover the entire pot with a
layer of muslin or cheesecloth. As
previously described, the beans
should be rinsed and drained
three times a day, until the
sprouts reach optimum length.
Regardless of the method you
choose, the sprouts must be used
or stored as soon as they reach
proper size. If you don't plan to
Seat them immediately, place them.
':in covered containers in the re-
frigerator., They'll keep three to
five days.

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GeoigiaPublisher Has Praise For
Gulf County's Reaction to Storm Needs

Dear Wesley:
A big tip of the hat to all of
the Gulf County folks-Iand the
volunteers from other communi-
ties who waded in to fix up after
Opal. I came down Friday after-
noon to see if Opal had left any-
thing of our place. at Barrier
Dunes. Road crews were working
on the section of road washed out
at the "stump hole," and by 7
p.m. four-wheel drive vehicles
,were able to go through. The
Sheriffs deputies and emergency
volunteers had everything under
control and were extremely cour-
teous and helpful. I found that
Opal had left us untouched, and
that the power company had al-

Thanks For
The Help!
To The Editor:
As residents of Cape San
Blas, we would like to thank the
Gulf County Sheriffs Dept., Gulf
County Fire Dept., Marion
County volunteers, the reserves,
and all the people that gave of
their time to assist us in a time of
need. You did an excellent job,
answering questions, providing
security for both property and
mind; providing needed supplies
and water, and to many kind-
nesses too numerous to mention.
The children on the Cape were
assisted to the school bus, resi-
dents were accommodated with
answers of their property's condi-
tion, or in reaching their proper-
ty. May God bless each one of
you. Thank you.
Edward R. Miranda
Barbara M. Miranda

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ready restored power. We did not
even have to clean out the freez-
', er. .
o As always, I picked up a copy
Sof The Star to see what we could
steal from you and what Kes is
up to, and Isaw the Special Bul-
letin you published on Thursday
giving residents emergency infor-
' nationn. It is:a fine piece of public
'service in the beat tradition of
community newspapers, and I am
certain It was Invaluable to the
people of Gulf County at a very
stressful time.
Congratulations to all of the
'fine people who turned-to to help
pick Gulf County up after Opal,
Sand to you for rising to the emer-
gency, ,
'Sincerely, .
/s/ Sam M. Griffin, Jr.
Publisher. The Bainbridge
Post-Searchlight. Inc.

From Feds
Tax help is available to resi-
dents and business owners in
Florida counties declared federal
disaster areas as a result of Hur-
ricane Opal.
Residents and business own-
ers in federally declared disaster-
areas have the option of claiming
casualty losses on an amended
1994 tax return and possibly re-
ceiving a refund, or claiming the
loss on their 1995 tax return next
year. Counties qualifying for Im-
mediate disaster tax relief include
Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa,
Walton, Bay, Gulf, Calhoun, Wa-
kulla, Washington, Holmes, Jack-
son, Gadsden, Liberty, Leon, and
Taxpayers amending, their
1994 return should mark "Hurri-
cane Opal" at the top of their re-
turn (Form 1040X) and send it to
the following address:
Internal Revenue Service
Problem Resolution Office
P. 0. Box 48-549, STOP 29A
Doraville, GA 30362
Information and assistance is,
available at FEMA recovery cen-
ters, the IRS toll-free assistance
line (1-800-829-1040), or one of
the IRS walk-in offices located in
Panama City, Tallahassee, or

A Veterans Day Family and
Community Celebration will be
held at the V.F.W. Post:#10069 in
Highland View on Saturday. No-
vembef 1.1 from 12:00 to 6:00
p.m. (EST).
There will be free hot dogs,
hamburgers, and sodas; pony
rides and games for the kids;
door prizes and festivities all day;
awards for oldest and youngest
veteran in attendance, biggest
war-time story, child best dressed
as G. I. Joe and G. I. Jane; and
musical entertainment from 2:00
to6:00p,m. (EST). .
Please come by for a good
time socializing with your, com-

Free Jye Screening
for Sen ors, Age 60+
There, will be a free eye
screening on October 26th at the
Wewahitchka Senior Citizens
Center starting at 10:00 a.m..
central time.
This screening is free to the
public for anyone age '60 br over.
For more' Information cdll 639-
9910 and ask for Faye Daniels.

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I The Port St. Joe High School Chorus entertained the St. Joseph Bay Chapter of A.A.R.P. at their October meeting. The Chorus per-
formed 'Tll Be There For You" and "America, The Beautiful", accompanied by the guitar/keyboard class. Pictured in the photograph are
the Chorus and members of Mrs. Comforter's guitar/keyboard class.
Seated, from left, are guitarists Brett Lowry. Josh Whitfield, Gage Stallings, Eric Sellers, John Ludlam, Buddy Mongold, and Aaron
Bearden. Standing in middle row, from left, are: Christy Gay, Sharity Byrd, Betty Ingram, Deann Redmond, Meredith Godfrey, Katie Kil-
bourn, Lindsay Williams, Julia Six, Wendy Sander, Anna Duren, Kristi Kirkland, and Dominique Ward (keyboard). Standing in rear, from
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On October 1 the New Bethel tlon were: James Tyrone Hamil-
Jr. Women's Baby Contest was ton, first place; JaVarrie Bea-.
held In Port St. Jo. cham, second place; and Corian
,Winners of the'male competi- Hamilton, third.place.

Sea Oats and Dunes Garden

Members of the Sea Oats and
Dunes Garden Club enjoyed in
interesting program .on "Drying
and Pressing Flowers" presented
by Susie Pippin at the October
10th meeting.

Congratulations to Chaka
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are beautiful wild flowers and
those in your gardens, including:
natural or air drying: glycerin and
antifreeze, which keep the plants
soft and pliable, silica gel, which
preserves the shape and color
(microwave may be used to speed
up this process); pressing: and.
using the household dehydrator. ,
Those desirirg to attend the
District II Horticulture Workshop
which will be held at the Friend-
ship Garden Club in Marianna on
Thursday, October 26, will meet
at the St. Joe Beach Fire Hall at 8
a.m. (ET). Contact Vesta Conley
for further information.
A field trip to Torreya State
Park will be made Tuesday. No-
vember 7. See the Gregory man-
slon and many rare trees. Bring a
sack lunch and be prepared to
leave the St. Joe Fire Hall at 9
a.m. (ET). Friends and husbands
are Invited as well.
Viola Culvethouse will be the
guest speaker at the regular

In the female contest. CoJ?
Hamilton finished first, followed
by gua'nesha Thomas in second.
and Ashley Robinson in third. .

i Club Newsy
monthly meeting on November
A bake sale will be held Sat-
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adjacent to the Pizza Shop in
Mexico Beach. Members are
urged to donate items for this
worthy money-making event. The
sale will commence at 8 a.m.

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New Covenant to
New Covenant Church-The
Miracle Center of Port St. Joe will
be hosting Conference '95 from
October 21st through 27th hold-
ing services nightly beginning at
7:30 p.m.
Special guests during the
week will include: Hurley B. Russ
of Raleigh, North Carolina; Jeff
Edwards of Kansas City, Missou-
ri; John Eckhard of Chicago, Illi-
nois; Psalmist Jerry Mitchel; and
many others.
Daily workshops require a
$50.00 registration fee and in-
k lude meals. All are welcome. For
more information, call ,229-8137,


Steve and Alicia Matincheck
of Mexico Beach would like to an-
nounce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Danielle Elizabeth Matin-
check, on September 22. She
weighed in at six pounds, 15
ounces and is 19 1/2 inches
Proud grandparents are Steve
and Jane Matincheck and Randy
and Karla Weston of Mexico
Beach. Great-grandparents are
Steve and Joan Matincheck of
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania,
Jesse and Peggy Turner of Port
St. Joe, and C. R. and Eva Wes-
ton of .White City. Great-
grandmothers are Bessie Turner
of Del Norte, Colorado and Mary
Sewell of Altha.


Host Conference
Monday through Friday, to speak
to Drs. Napoleon and Phyllis Pitt-
man, pastors.

MB AARP Meeting
The Mexico Beach Chapter of
the A.A.R.P. will be meeting on
Friday, October 20th at 1:00
p.m., CT, in the Chamber build-
Gladys Chapman, Bay
County Supervisor of Elections
will be the guest speaker at the
meeting. Free refreshments will
be served. All interested persons
are invited to attend.

Fall Festival in
Wewa Saturday
The Gulf Correctional Institu-
tion Employee's Club is sponsor-
ing a Fall Festival Saturday, Octo-
ber 28 from 4:00 p.m. until.,
The festival is being co-
We would like to thank all
friends and customers who
came by and called to check
on our welfare. The people, of
Gulf County are the greatest!
Jim & Sue Brooks
Brooks Barber Shop .
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ballerina party with her family.
Caldyn is. the daughter of
.William and Teresa Thursbay of
Port St. Joe. She is the grand-
daughter of Ernest and- Donna
Thursday of Port St. Joe, Ralph
and Cathey Hobbs of Mexico
Beach and John Mann and the
late Toni Mann of Carrabelle.
She is the great-grand-
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St. Joe, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
Parker of Mexico Beach, Wilmer
and Ernestine'Thursbay ofPara-
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South Carolina and Frank Wil-
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If I searched the whole world over
SId find no one better to love.
In tfive short years of marriage
(though I've known you now for eight)
You've made me laugh, cry and scratch my head
when I remember your cute and funny ways.
You're Assistant Fre Chief My Hero,
my little volunteer
You've got a heart as big as Texas,
and I'm so glad you're here.'

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Hinote Retires
Harold Hinote retired recently'
following 38 years of service witi
Arizona Chemical. Harold haE
been with the plant since its con
struction days back In 1956. Hi
'has retired to a life of hunting
and fishing, with maybe a littlif
work on the side.
A plant-wide reception wa
held for Harold where he was pre
sented a plaque by Rock Salzer
Production Superintendent, com
.memorating his years of service
He also received many gifts an<
good wishes from his man:

Laura Aogers, a counseor
with the Gulf County Guidance
, Clinic, gave the Kiwanis Club the
ingredients for a "vision" Tuesday
at their meeting.at Julie's.
The speaker had a 'vision of
all troubled youth becoming sol-
id, responsible citizens, with their
attention focused on the proper
role models. "Ideally, this role
model should be their parents,"
she said, "But in so many cases
they are the children of parents
who are bothered by alcoholism,
drug addiction, or simply are too
y busy to give their children any at-
h tention."
s "In so many cases, parents
- have abrogated their parental re-
e sponsibilitles, resulting In chil-
g dren who are a burden to society.
e .Somebody has to 'rescue these
children," she remarked.
Is Rogers said the first task is to
- turn their belief in a wrong role
r. model toward a proper role mod-
- el. Their heroes, likes and dislikes
. need to be refocused.
d ", "How do you do this?" the
y speaker asked. "Through a com-
binatior of commitment and

teamnwor. lon your par owar u
building trust, caring and instill-
ing a sense of hope in these'way-
ward and borderline children."
The speaker said all her time
is devoted toward salvaging these
at-risk children and cited a num-
ber of other individuals and prb-
grams which are devoted to the
same cause. She said the sooner
they can make these activities
known in the right places and
convince their targets of their
concern for their welfare, the
quicker their efforts will begin to
bear fruit.
Rogers stressed a cultivated
interest In improving oneself.

becoming a good citizen are the
aims as well as the tools being
used to salvage incorrigible youth
and mold them into responsible
Guests of the club were Key
Clubbers Kyle Adkison, Latonya
Bailey and Ann Clark.

Thank You
The New Bethel Baptist fami-
ly would like to say thank you for
your support, love and ads for
our Annual Women and Men's
Day Observance.


Willie L. Williams
Willie Lee Williams, 82, of
Port St. Joe died Thursday. Octo-
ber 12 In Panama City.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, October 17 in the
Thompson Temple in Port St. Joe
with Elder Frank Hogan omlclat-
ing. Interment was in the Wil-
Sllamsburg Cemetery Ain Wewa-
He was a native of Calhoun
County and a long-time resident
of Port St. Joe where he was a
member of Thompson Temple ard
was employed by the St. Joe
Paper Mill for 35 years as the
caretaker of the Edward Ball
Wildlife Management Area. Box R
He Is survived by his wife.
Clarissa Bass Williams of Port St.
Joe; a son, Willie 0. Williams of
Wewahitchka; a daughter, Cojean
- Bums (Jarred) of Port St. Joe; a
sister, Vera Bostick (Charles) of
Panama City; seven grandchil-
dren. Willie Ash of Fort Benning.
Georgia. Sheila and Evone Wil-
liams of Wewahltchka, Tina Reg-
Ister of Port St. Joe, Tiffany Sam-
anie of Germany. Twila Bums of
Orlando. and Tandra Bums of-
Pensacola: 14 great-grandchildren:
six great great grandchildren;
and a host of other relatives and
friends. '' '
Funeral arrangements were
under the direction of Holmes-
Middlebrooks Funeral Home.

Jessie Mae Shirley
Jessie Mae Shirley, 92, of

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Port St. Joe. died Thursday. Octo-
ber 12 at her home. She had been
a resident of Gulf County since
1939. and was employed at Cos-
iUn's Department Store for many
She is survived by a son, Bill
Hammock, .and ,wife,' Ann; a
daughter, Lunnette Gibson, wife
of the late B. R. Gibson. Jr.; sev-
en grandchildren; and nine great-
grandchildren. Mrs. Shirley was
preceded in death by her son,
Jack E. Hammock.
Graveside services were held
Saturday. October 14 at Holly Hill
Cemetery with Rev. David Fer-
nandeZ ofclating. The family re-
quested that In lieu of flowers, do-
nations be made to Bay Medical
Center Hospice, or a charity of
your choice.
All services were under the
Direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.

Timothy J. Baker
Timothy James Baker. 72, of
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. died
October 5 in Bethlehem, Pennsyl-
vania. He was born In Marlanna
and moved to Stroudsburg from
Port St. Joe in 1957. He served in
the Navy during WWII and was
retired from Pocono Medical Cen-
ter In Stroudsburg. He was a
member of the Christian & Mis-
slonary Alliance Church and the
Monroe Lodge #513 IBP Elks.
both in Stroudsburg.
Survivors include two daugh-
ters, Linda Peterson of Tallahas-
see, and Willa Baker of Panama
City- three sons. Timothy Baker,
Jr. of Warner Robbins. Georgia,
Richard Baker and Arthur Baker.
both: of Stroudsburg: 15 grand-
children;- several -great--- grand-
children; and many. nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in
death by a daughter, Linda Bak-
The funeral service was held
Thursday. October 12 at New
Bethel AME Church. Interment
followed In Forest Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.
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Please have all Hurricane

Opal storm debris placed

.,along the roadside right-
of-way0byOctober 23.

Contractors will begin
debris pickup on Oct. 24.

our cooperation is

greatly appreciated.

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Wewa 5-0 In District;

Beats Yellowjackets 34-19

The Wewahitchka Gators,
,trailing 19-13 at the half to the
Chattahoochee Yellow Jackets
Same back to win 34-19 and

ond half. The Gators took the ball
57 yards on eight plays and
grabbed a 20-19 lead. Danny
Voyles on a 22, yard carry on the

ries on the evening.
The Gators then stopped
Chattahoochee on three plays to
force a punt, with Gator quarter-
back Kearce taking a knee to end
the game.
Wewahitchka, which plays the
rest of their games away, will trav-
el to Carrabelle this Friday night.
Score by Quarters:
Wewa 13 0 7 14-34
Chattahoochee 12 7 0 0-19



First downs 19 7
Rushes yds 48-328 27-145
Passing yards (-6) 80
Total yards 322 225
Passes 1-5-1 5-11-1
Fumbles-lost 3-2 2-2
Penalties-yds. 4-40 9-65,
Punts 3-20 4-35'
First Quarter
CHS K. Brown 1 yd. run (kick failed)
WHS D. Hysmith ,3 yd. run (Hysmith kick)
WHS J. Jackson 32 int. return (kick.
CHS Robinson 72 yd. run (run failed)
Second Quarter
CHS K. Brown I yd. run (Flnuff kick)
Third Quarter
WHS Kearce 2 yd. run (Hysmlth kick)
Fourth Quarter
WHS Bailey 33 yd. run (Hysmlth kick)
WHS- Hysmlth 18 yd. run (Hysmith kick)

first play from scrimmage led the
way to Matt Kearce's two yard
quarterback sneak. Voyles finished
the game with 116 yards on 15

Danny Voyles carries the ball
for some of his 116 yards.
With 10:30 left in the game
Wewahitchka got the ball on their
own four yard line. The Gators
drove 96 yards and chewed up
nearly 5:30 on the clock. Sean
Bailey scored on a 33 yard touch-
down run and Hysmlth added the
kick to make it 27-19. ;
The defense, which took over
in' the second half, forced a
Chattahoochee fumble -with a big
'hit by David Hysmith on an option
play, and Amp Hill recovered the
resulting fumble. The Gators got
the ball on the 28 yard line and
Wewa's workhorse Hysmith scored
shortly afterwards on an 18 yard
touchdown run and added the
kick to put the game away 34-19.
Hysmith had 148 yards on 23 car-

Jackson Christopher Blaschum
Jack Turned 2!
On September 4th, Jackson
Christopher Blaschum celebrated
his second birthday with a mon-
ster truck party. Jack enjoyed his
special day by playing in the park
and eating lots of ice cream cake
with-mommy and lots of friends.
Daddy was flying his jet in Neva-
da, but sent lots of good wishes.
b-'J.acksbn'lrs tdebn 'ofCi'fts
-ahd Jodi Blaschum of Virginia
Beach, Virginia. He Is the grand-
son of Jimmy and Pat Johnson of
Panama City, Mike and Kathy
Blaschum of Lady Lake, Robert
and Jane Weber of North Muske-
gon, Michigan, and William and
Debra Johnson of Lincoln, Ala-
bama. He is th great-grandson of
Faye Burkett of Port St. Joe.

improved to 6-1 overall, 4-0 in
their district last Friday evening.
The Gators came out a little flat in
the first half, probably due to the
fact that they haven't been to
-school in eight days and were out
of their normal routine.
Chattahoochee scored the first
touchdown of the game on a quar-
terback sneak after recovering a
SGator fumble on their own 36 yard
line. The Yellow Jackets led 6-0,
but Wewahitchka drove 72 yards
on eight plays with their powerful
ground game and took the lead on,
a three yard run by David
Hysmith, who also added the kick
to make it 7-6.
Chattahoochee got the ball on
their own 29 yard line after the
kickoff and Justin Jackson inter-
cepted their first play from scrim-
mage and returned it for a 32 yard
touchdown and a 13-6, Gator lead.
The Yellow Jackets scored a 62
yard touchdown on their next pos-
session with 10 seconds left in the
first quarter on an option play and
made the extra point, giving them
a 13-12 edge. They scored again
on a one yard quarterback sneak
to give them a 19-13 lead near the
i end of the half after an intercep-
Stion gave then the fall on the
Wewahithka 41 yard line.
After halftime the Gators
regrouped and dominated the sec-

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Hunters preparing for the up-
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hunter education course before
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"These hunters are required
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The senior class of Wewa-
hitchka High School is currently
asking donations for chances to
win a Model 1100 3" vent rib
shotgun. All proceeds from the
fundraiser will benefit Wewa-
hitchka's 1996 Project Gradua-
tion. The drawing for the shotgun
will be held at the WHS Hallo-
"ween Costume Ball on Saturday,
October 28.
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may contact Patty Fisher at Fish-
er's Building Supply at 639-5102.
The next Project Graduation
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November 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Wewahitchka High School Com-
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are invited and urged to attend.

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Havana Friday night, *inning
their Class 3A District Two opener
44-8 in front of a delayed home-
coming crowd.
Hurricane Opal's wind and
waters postponed homecoming
activities for the Sharks by a week,
but the week off may have provid-
ed the spark the Shark offense has
needed this season. They scored
six touchdowns and one field goal
to even their record at 3-3 while
the Gladiators dropped to 1-5 on
the season.,
Quarterback Ryan Yeager con-
nected on five of seven passes for
126 yards on the evening while
Barry Adkison was three for five
for 51 yards. Both Shark quarter-
backs had two touchdown passes
Cameron Likely turned a pair
of deuces catching two touchdown
passes and intercepting two
Havana passes.
The Sharks scored their first
points with 2:36 remaining in the
first quarter as Yeager found Likely
for a 67 yard scoring pass. Jamaall
Fenn scored the two point conver-
sion to put the Sharks on top 8-0.
Likely intercepted his first
pass of the evening, with time run-
ning out In the first quarter, to set
up the Sharks' second touchdown.
Two plays later Yeager hit Chad
Quinn with a 28 yard scoring
strike. Adkison's extra point was
good, giving the Sharks a 15-0
SA minute and a half later
Likely intercepted another Havana
pass at the Gladiator 45 yard line
and returned it to the one yard
line. Jenkins bulled it in from
there, extending the Sharks lead to
21-0 with 7:59 remaining in the

Last Saturday, the boys cross,
country team competed in the
Panhandle Championships in
MariariQa. A total of 53 runners
from eight schools took part in
the three-mile race.
In the team competition, We-
wahitchka place first with 43
points, followed by Port St. Joe
with 59. Marianna was in third &
with 66 points. In order of finish,'
Northview, North Florida Chris-
tian, Maclay, Pensacola Catholic-'
JV and Wakulla completed the',
In the individual competition,
Luke Taunton of Wewa placed
first with a time of 16:26. Gabe
Clark of Port St. Joe placed sec-
ond (16:40), followed by Germain.
Clark in third (16:46).

WA- --- -
Eric Sellers recorded a new
personal best (18:02) in the,
Panhandle Championships.
Other members of the Shark
team who competed in the meet
were: Matt Dixon, 14th (17:57);
Eric Sellers, 17th (18:02); Chuck
Debates, 23rd (18:24); Jonathan

An unidentified Shark takes down Havana's Dendrick Davis as Charlie Lanford (30) and Carlos Best
(51) come in to assist.

Adkison hit Likely with a 19
yard scoring pass and kicked the
extra point attempt to give the
Sharks a 28-0 halftime lead.
Chad Quinn grabbed a 21
yard Adkison pass, Adkison kicked
a 27 yard field goal, and Jamaail
Fenn scored on a 25 yard running
play during the second half to fin-
ish off the Gladiators.
Jamaail Fenn led all rushers
with 55 yards on five carries.
Charlie Lanford had 28 yards on
five carries, Brian Jenkins 27 on
seven carries and Chad Quinn, 21
yards on, three. -
Likely caught two passes for
86 yards and' two touchdowns.
Chad Quinn caught, two for 49
yards and two touchdowns, Brian
Jenkins, one for nine yards, Doyle
Crosby, two for 24 yards, and
Rocky Quinn, one for nine yards.
Justin Summers led all tack-
lers with 12, Jenkins followed with

eight, Chad Quinn had seven, and
Doyle Crosby six. Des Baxter and
Rocky Quinn had one interception
each, and Chad Quinn and J. J.
Gainer recovered one fumble each.
The Sharks will enjoy an open
week before travelling to
Monticello October 27 to face

Jefferson County in a game that
might be a shoot-out for the
District Two Championship. Game
time is 8:00 EST.
Score by Quarters:
Havana 0 08 0- 8
Port St. Joe 8 20 7 9-44

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Stripling, 26th (19:13); and Chad
Thompson. 30th (19!46).
In the Junior varsity race,
Clay Smallwood ,placed 49th
(21:33) and David Van Wert, 60th
(22:42). Travis Wright recorded a
time of 14:54 for the two-mile
course, while Adam White record-
ed a time of 16:36.
Several highlights from the
meet were: new personal bests by
Eric, Clay, David and Adam; de-
feating district rival Northview;
and Gabe and Germain Clerk
earning a spot on the All-
Panhandle Cross Country Team.
Saturday, the team will com-
pete in the 19th Annual Eagle In-
vitational at Okaloosa-Walton
Community College in Niceville.

Another Great
BBQ Dinner Sale
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Association, Inc. will be hav-
ing a barbecue sandwich sale on
October 27th from 11:00 a.m. un-
til 1:00 p.m., eastern time.
As usual, each dinner will
consist of a large BBQ beef sand-
wich, pickles, chips, and iced tea
for only $3.00.
Association members will de-
liver orders to local businesses.
Please call 229-8466 to place
your order. Dinners may also be
purchased at .the First Union
Bank Park on the day of the sale.
All proceeds will go toward the
new building fund.

GRC Special Meeting
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
a special meeting (today) Thurs-
day, October 19 beginning at
6:30 p.m., E.D.T.
At this gathering the mem-
bership needs to discuss "trap",
club dues, shooting fees, and the
upcoming election of new officers.
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Emergency Management Official Advises Members of Rotary Club

Marshall Nelson, who is in-
volved in every type of emergency
service offered by the county,
from 911 to emergency manage-
ment, had some good advice for
Rotarians last Thursday. He ad-
vised them to get themselves up
an evacuation plan for their fami-
ly and act quickly when another
emergency comes along.
Nelson admitted hurricane
Opal was an unusual storm.
"When It got within warning dis-
tance of the coast it came the last
few miles faster than any storm
previously hadc approached land-
fall, putting people in a sort of a
bind. All the escape routes were
Jammed with thousands of other
people getting away-fast-also,"
he said.
Nelson showed Rotarians
some of the damage at the Cape
and the breaking up of C-30A on
the Peninsula, which his depart-
ment was video-taping.
The speaker kept most of his
remarks centered on the Peninsu-
la because that part of Gulf
County is so vulnerable and suf-
fered the most damage. He said
at least 15 structures were com-
pletely destroyed by the surf ac-
tion on the Peninsula. "We can't
find any sign of at least two hous-
es on the Cape," he said.
Nelson said all the infrastruc-
ture to the Cape is back in place,
although the road is in a sort of
primitive state still. 'The only
thing they don't have is water,"
he said. "Lighthouse Utilities is
standing ready to put back the
3,000 feet' of washed-out water
main just as soon as we can get
some sort of permanent road
foundation on which to locate
their main," he said.
People are not being allowed
on the Cape unless they live
there, Nelson emphasized. "We_
have kept people away from there
for security of the people's prop-
erty and that situation will exist
while the recovery work contin-"

in Tallahassee all the way from
Mobile and on over into Alabama.
They should have gone west," he,
said. 'The result was, we had an
interstate highway choked up
with traffic trying to flee a storm
but instead it was stalled in a
Also Rep. Trammel said the
state is setting up a conference
with officials from Alabama. and
Georgia to arrange for hurricane
refugees to have a straight shot
through the small towns of these
states, rather than create a traffic
bottleneck like existed last week.
Guests of the club Thursday
were Bill Bolton of Tallahassee,
Rep. Robert Trammel of Marianna
and Austin Horton of Port St. Joe.

High seas completely obliterated the highway leading to
St. Joseph' Peninsula, cutting off any escape, in the early
hours of the storm, emphasizing Nelson's remarks.

"It was ironic that we should
have the most serious recovery
problem in Wewahitchka," he
said. 'They lost power up there
for a period of time and could
pump no water. A 'boil water'
alert had to 'be Issued and the
schools had to be shut down.
Only today [last Thursday] were
we able to lift that warning."
Nelson advised people to
make arrangements to have ade-
quate supplies of potable water,,
flashlight batteries, cash and food
stashed in a safe place for any
storms they may plan to ride out
.in the future. "If you plan to
leave-and we rest easier when
you do-start early enough to

This column Is provided as a service of the GulC County Guidance Clinic, fnc., a professional counsel-
ing and mental health center. It is not intende1otreplac9-psydcholdfgcal couns-I'ing or treatment ser-
) vices.

Dear Counselor,
I survived Hurricane Opal; at
least I think I did. My home was
flooded and I feel lost. My wife is
constantly crying over all the pos-
sessions we had; our four year old
son will not leave our sight and I
am irritable. I am usually not the
type to ask for guidance, but if I
don't get it together, I don't know
what I'll do. Any suggestions?
Signed, Soaked in St. Joe
Dear Soaked in St. Joe,
Disaster situations, such as
Hurricane Opal, affect individuals
in many ways. Emotional effects
of loss and disruption- can occur
immediately or may appear many
months later. It sounds like all
three members of your family are
responding to the disaster now in
different ways. Try to understand
that it is normal after any disaster
or loss to experience unusual feel-
ings and unwanted stress,
because there is a natural griev-
ing process. It might help you and
your family to make decisions
about reconstructing the home
you once had, and to try to estab-
lish some "normalcy." Get back
into routines and make sure
everyone gets 'the proper necessi-
' ties such as rest, nutrition, and
affection. In addition, each merq-
ber of your family needs to share
their feelings to relieve some
stress. Even your 4 year old son
can express his views of what
happened by drawing a picture. It
is very important to reassure your
child that he is safe.
Even though you are not usu-

ally the type to ask for assistance,
all of us need help from time to
time. Project C.O.P.E. (Couhseling
Ordinary People in Emergencies)
is offering FREE counseling ser-
vices, and information assistance'
to anyone in our community that
has been affected by. Hurricane
Opal. "Also, we have a "Coping
With Disaster" handout available
that may be of further assistance.
Please call 227-1145 or stop by
the Gulf County Guidance Clinic
if you would like to speak to a

avoid the traffic tie-ups we had
this time."
Rep. Robert Trammel, who
was a visitor at last Thursday's
meeting, said the state of Florida
had already been discussing ways
they could make people more
"For instance," he said, "All
the traffic which made it to I-10,
headed east rather than part of it
going in a westerly direction to
escape the storm's fury. We need
to set up a system which deter-
mines which point on 1-10 we
start directing traffic west and
what point we need to direct traf-
fic east. We had people wind up

Project C.O.P.E. counselor or if
you would like some written mate-
rial on the' subject.
Melissa Ramsey, B.S. Counselor
Note: Please address your ques-
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Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
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Honor Roll Students

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. Larry Mathes, principal of
Wewahitchka High School has re-
leased the names of those stu-
dents who achieved placement on
the "all A" or "all A and B" honor
rolls for the first six weeks period
of the 1995-96 school year.
They are as follows: (Note-
students making all A's are denot-
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Seventh grade: Colby Ander-
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Joseph Chambliss, Crystal Dan-
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Eighth grade: Melissa Babb*,
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Ninth grade: Stephanie Ake,
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ley, Elizabeth Dietz, Kelly Fore-.
hand, Kristi Gay, Charles Hardy,
Victoria McClellan*, Michael Nun-
nery, Nicole OBrien, Amy St.
Clair, Champion Traylor, Jennifer
Williams, and Jessica Williams.
Tenth grade: Holly Atkins,
Jennifer Barnes, Josh Baxley*,
Rita Dietz, Lloyd Husband*, Cecil
Jackson, Mandy Little, *Jasmine
McMillion, Meredith Shaun*, Ikq
Mincy, Tammy Nunnery, KerR
drick Sims, and Joseph Whitfileld.
Eleventh grade: Judith Birm-
ingham*, Gary Bridges, Amanda
Davis*, Timothy Meredith*, Chris-
topher Miles, Carina Patterson,
Adam Taunton, and Jaclyn Wim-
Twelfth grade: Michael Ake,
Tamara Anderson, Melissa Dick-
ens, Kimberly Dietz*, Lindsay
Dorman, Milton Fisher, Crystal

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mith*, Joseph Jackson*, Matt
Kearce, Wendy Nelson, Jennifer
Stacy, Cameron Totman, Heather-
Webb, Jessica Webb, Andrew Wil-



School Roll
Fred Goebert, principal of
Faith Christian School has re-
leased the names of students who
achieved placement on the honor
rolls for the first six weeks grad-
ing period of the school year.
The following is a list of stu-
dents who earned all A's during
the grading period:
First grade: Sarah Allen, Jen-
nifer Johnson, Nicholas Johnson,
Jason Price, and James White.
Second grade: Kelly Geoghag-
an, Zachary Norris, and Ashlyn
Third grade: Heather Hender-
son, Sarah Montgomery, Mark
Vinson, Ryan Ward, and Kayla
Fourth grade: Rachel Bixler,
Lyndsey Hill, and Ashley Smith.
Fifth grade: Katie Geoghagan.
Sixth grade: John-Patrick
Floyd, Rachel Geoghagan, and
Renee Vinson.
Tenth grade: Amanda Haney.
Twelfth grade: Amy Goebert
and Christina Egler.
The following is a list of stu-
dents who earned all A's and B's
during the grading period:'
First grade: Sam' Cox, Court-
ney Craft, Jimmy Curry, Warren
Floyd, and Kristin Teat.
Second grade: Michael Grif-
fin, Michelle Perrin, and Mandie

Third grade: Audrey Cobb,
Charlie Cox, Karl Dykes, Justin
McCroan, Jeffrey Pitts, Brittany
Roach, Amy Sasnett, and Laura
Fourth grade: Jeffrey Bailey,
Brandon Stitt, and Jenna Teat.
Fifth grade: Brian Bailey,
Brandon Lyles, Andrew Perrin,
Christopher Perrin, and Aaron
Sixth grade: Jennifer Oksa-
Seventh grade: Christa
Dykes, Chad Goebert, Rebekah
Peterson, and Jessica Tarpley.
Eighth grade: Lennon Thiel.
Ninth grade:. Crystal Allyn,
Nicholas Blake, Amber Blevins,
Sabrina Canington, and Bryan
Tenth grade: Lee Goff, Jeff
Schweikert, and Todd Thurston.
Twelfth grade: Jack Spencer.

Vision 2000" to Meet
Community's Needs
The First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe has a vi-
sion for the year 2,000. To help
them fulfill that vision they will
be reaching out, in the spirit of
Christi to people with special
They will be putting a list of
each individual's needs ir- The
Star so that the community can
respond to them. They will also
be working with other area ser-
vice organizations on the project.
.If you have a need for furni-
ture, health items, baby items,
etc., please contact Dot Creamer
at 647-5427 or Frances Baxter at
All information will be held in
confidence and your name will
not be published.

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Check Our Seleetion of Wedding
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Accessories at
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Lion 's Tale
4 '' News Column
Faith Christian School
We, at Faith Christian, have that issue in today's Lion's Tale.
so often been asked why we are "'In the Bible Timothy's ~l~es-
here. Why have a Christian mony is shared with ius by the
school? We would like to address apostle Paul in II Timothy 3:14-

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15, "Continue thou in the things
which thou hast learned and has
been assured of... and that from
a child thou hast known the holy
scriptures which are able to make
thee wise unto salvation through
faith which Is in Christ Jesus."
This is the kind of testimony, that
we would like to see every young
person have. Faith Christian
School exists primarily to intro-
duce boys and girls to Jesus
Christ. After sharing God's plan
of salvation with them, our desire
is to instruct young people in how
to live lives that are pleasing to
God. We want to provide young
people with the best possible edu-
cation, so as to prepare then for
whatever God desires them to do
in the future.
We are a "Christian" school
because we seek to put the Lord
Jesus Christ at the center of each
classroom experience. We have
Christian teachers who love the
children, and pray for them on a
regular basis. We have a proven
Christian curriculum that not
only honors the Lord, it also pro-
vides high quality academic in-
struction, enabling our students
to score well on standardized
tests. Parents play a key role as
they encourage their children to
do the best they possibly can.
Our ultimate goal is to direct the
students to seek to be the best
that God wahts them to be, spiri-
tually and academically.
D. L. Moody, a famous evan-
gelist, was once asked concerning
the results of a recent evangelis-
tic meeting. He responded to the
question by sharing that 2 1/2
people had made professions of
faith in Jesus Christ. "Oh," the
friend responded, "you, mean
there were two adults and one
child who made professions?"
"No", Moody answered, "There
were two children and one adult.
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lives to serve Jesus Christ."


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School News

Events and Happenings from County Schools

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Sponsors

" "Covenant Weekend" Oct. 20-22 In PSJHS

Wewahitchk a


By Linda Whitfield

"How Do You Espect Me To
Make A Living?"
After two days of not being in
school because of the water, third
grader Will Strange was excited .
about going on Wednesday. When
his mom, Tanya told him there sive and wasteful practices of its
would be no school on Wednes- inhabitants. Valuable lessons
day also, Well said, "Well, how do about water and energy conserva-
they expect me to make a living if tion was the theme of this lively
I don't learn?" A point well taken. musical skit. This group from the
Evacuation to.St. Augustine Hippodrome State Theatre in
First grader, Matthew Miller, Gainesville tours the state with a
. his mother, and some friends de- message that each student can
cided to evacuate during Hurri- make an impact on our environ-
cane Opal. They had to drive all meant. It was real cute.
the way to the Jacksonville area In-Service Held At WES
in order to find a room. After the The in-service at WES last
storm passed, they called home Thursday and Friday was Infor-
and found out Wewa had no wa- mative, andyes, I can say it, even
-ter or electricity, so the decided to funl From studying the writing
stay a few extra days-you might process to going to computer sta-
say. a mini-vacation. One of the tons, all participants agreed, it
highlights of the trip for Matthew was a very worthwhile day. The
was touring the Old Fort in St. consultants in writing .were Vir-
Augustine. He had a great time ginia Crosariol and Nell Wester
learning about America's 'oldest from Sneads Elementary. 'As for
city. .' the computer In-service, our own
Kim's A Poet, But Does She Debble Baxley, Karen Minger,
Know It? rand Linda Lawrence saved the
Teachers at WES do just day. It's wonderful when one has
about everything to help boost time to experiment with comput-
self-esteem. Kim Whitfleld, E.S.E. ers.
teacher, even wrote a "rapping Upcoming Events
poem" for her students to learn. Friday. November 10. Vete-
I'll share just a bit of it-the ran's Day Program presented by
whole thing is three pages long! the third grade at Gator Field.
Positive Riulest The time will be 10:00 a.m. We
Hey there brother, have a gift for all veterans and we
good to see you In school. encourage all members of the
Well 'ya looking' real good community to attend.
and we'refeeling so cool. Continuous Progress Report
Well, I've got the good news, Cards given out on Thursday,
U( makes me' shout, October 19.
and positive action Progress Reports were given
is what it's about. out on Wednesday, October 18. If
P S I TIV. elEyour child has an average below a
Livin' my life positivelyll C" they should get one.
EioHeroes Presented At WES 'i Fall Festival October 27
Gym On Monday from .1,2:00 to 2:00 p.m. If you
Playing to a packed gym, Ecor ,: can help, please sent a note with
Heroes tells the fantastical story your child.
of Zelnar, a friendly alien who has P. T. 0. Meeting Thursday
escaped from his own planet, Zip, night at 6:00 We'll be looking for
S a place where the environment you. We will'be planning the Fall
has been destroyed by the abu- Festival.

From the Principal


High School
by Larry A. Mathes

While trying to rush
week's article toThe Star ii
aftermath of Hurricane Opal,
advertently said the varsity
ball game was at Liberty Coi
Luckily our fans checked
schedule better than I did,
cause a :bunch showed u
Chattahoochee to see the G
win a hard-fought game ove
Yellow Jackets, 34-19.
Everyone's entitled to ma
mistake, Why, I remember
ing one, oh, 10 or 12 years aj
But this week, after check
carefully, I'm sure the foo
Gators will travel to Carrabel
Friday night at 6:30 p.m., ce
time. If you plan to go, be su
check your route on how tc

Gulf County Schoo
Lunch Menu
MON- Chicken Sandw
French Fries, Buttered Cc
Milk and Cake.
TUES-Meatloaf, Potatoes.
gravy, Turnips, Cornbread
-WEDS-Fish Nuggets, Stean
Cabbage, Beans, Roll/H
Puppy, Milk and Fruit Cup.
THURS-Spaghetti w/m
sauce & Cheese, Tos
Salad, Green Beans, Rc
Garlic Toast and Milk
FRI-Corn Dog, French Fr
English Peas, Milk and Cake

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there. Unless there have been
some changes by Friday, you may
have to travel north to Bristol or
Hosford and then go south to the
coast, thanks to Hurricane Opal's
highway damage..
Thursday night, the junior
varsity football team hosts' Apa-
lachicola at 6:00 p.m. for their fi-
nal game. Be there to support
these young men.
In an exciting match, our vol-i
leyball team defeated the highly
ranked Blountstown. Tigers on
Tuesday night, spurred on by a
large group of vocal supporters
who thoroughly enjoyed the victo-

'ntral Wewa will host' the district
re to tournament on the 26th and 27th
o get of October. Wewa and Greensboro
will be top seeded in each divi-
ls sion. Others involved are Liberty
County, Chattahoochee, Sneads,
and Apalachicola. The first match
will start at 2:00 p.m. There are
four matches set -for Thursday,
rich, and then the finals will follow on
orn. Friday at 4:00 p.m. Hope we're on
the court on Friday-and hope
w/ you're there, tool
and The all important High
eed School Competency Test was ad-
ush ministered this week. you must
pass both the math and the com-
eat munications parts in order to get
sed a regular diploma at graduation.
oll/ The National Honor Society
will sponsor a costume dance for
ties, WHS senior high students and
.- their dates. Students, you must
be in costume to enter (and pay,
of course). This dance will be held
Saturday, October 28.
Parents-I've still not heard
one of you say you're sending
your students to WHS to be en-
tertained. Please remind your
student of this periodically. We
cannot educate them unless they
cooperate with our teachers. and
school board policies. Most do,-
but some don't!

Got a few minutes? Try to see
a cross country meet at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, October 28. The GA-
TORS are great!

Bulldog News

Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our "Stu-
dents of the Week" Jordan
Paul, Dusty Alford, Becky Schell,
Sacorion Yates, Victor Hamilton,
Carla Johnson, Josh Carter, and
James Leavins.
Hurricane Opal,
If you received severe damage
to you property, or have experi-
enced financial hardships due to
the hurricane, your child may be
eligible for free lunch at school. If
you wish to inquire about this
possibility, contact Gerald Lewter,
Principal, Port St. Joe Elementary
School at 227-1221'
Progress Reports Sent Home
Progress reports for the sec-
ond six weeks grading period
were sent home on Wednesday. If
you would like to schedule a par-
ent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221.
Fall Festival
Our Fall Festival will be held
on Saturday, October 28 from
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Port
St. Joe Elementary School. 'All
parents are asked to donate some
of their time working in a booth.
Please check the time you
can work on the letter your child
brought home, and return it to
school. If you did not get a letter
call Clara Freeman at 227-2118.
We also need 3-liter drinks,
candy or' caramel apples and
cakes for/the cake walk.
These successs of our Fall Festi-
val depends on your support!
School Picture Money
Due to Hurricane Opal, the
deadline for turning In school pic-
ture money, has been extended
until Monday, October 23. Our
school can not accept checks.
Help Our Kids Campaign
This year our school will be
participating in the "Help Our
Kids Campaign". Our school will
be selling Help Our Kids Coupon
Checkbooks. 'The "checkbook"
will contain 100 .coupons repre-
senting the top retailers in the
market and will have a retail val-
ue of at least $500.00. The cost of
the "checkbook" is only $10.00.
Your child will be bringing
home an order form. We are ask-
ing that each parent purchase or
sell at least one "checkbook" The
money raised by this campaign
will go to Port St. Joe Elementary
Parents Make 'The Difference
Here are some motivating tips
to use with your child .
When you review your
child's homework, point out items
that are done well. When possi-
ble, help your child find at least
one part of each assignment that
is especially interesting.'
Mastering a difficult task
motivates children to take on
more difficult tasks. When your
child wants to give up, encourage
him or her by saying, "I know you
can do it-try once more."

- This coming weekend, Octo-
ber 20-22, Port St. High School's
Fellowship of Christian Athlete's
"Covenant Weekend" promises to
be the' highlight for area youth.
Visiting from Fort Worth, Texas
will be Micah and Lori Davidson
and Chris and Christy White-
and they promise to make this
weekend something really special'
for all youth, from seventh grad-
ers through college age.
The following is a schedule of
events planned to take place in or
near the Commons Area of Port
St. Joe High:
Friday-6:00 (p.m.), On Your
Mark (Register); 6:30, Get Setl
(Celebration); 7:00, GOI What's
this weekend all about (Ses-
sion I); 8:45, Break; 9:15, Session
II; 10:30, Good Night.
Saturday-9:00 (a.m.), Wake
Up Celebration; 9:30, Session III;
10:30, Break; 11:00, Session IV;
12:00 (p.m.J, Let's Eat!; 1:00-
3:00, Recreation; 6:00, Session V;
7:30, Break; 7:45, Crazy Things;
9:00, Home.
Sunday--9:00-10:00 a.m.,
Covenant Committment Service
(all churches are Invited to join).




By: Erica Ailes and Alicia Christie
This week's seventh grade
"Students, of the Week'" re .An-
gela. McDoweUl and T.e aineJ.Lew;
is.., ongratulations tb, both of
you, and keep up the good work
'The Port St. Joe Middle
School girls volleyball team
played Wewahitchka last Tuesday
in front of the student body. The
girls played three matches. The
first match was won by Port St.
Joe; the second by Wewahitchka,
and the third, being a tie-breaker
between the first and second
'matches, was won by Wewahitch-
ka, with a score of 15-13.
, Last Thursday, the Port St.
Joe Middle School football team
held their, final game at. home
against the Blountstown Tigers.
Unfortunately, the Tigers defeated
the Sharks, 18-0. Throughout the
season., the, Sharks ended up
with a total of two wins :and three
Lacey Johnson and Ricky
Lamberson were elected by their
peers to represent Port St. Joe
Middle School at the Port St. Joe
High School Homecoming game..
All seventh and eighth grade
boys wanting to' play basketball
need to sign up In -the middle
school office. Also, any girls inter-
ested. in playing middle school
basketball, need to sign up. in the
middle school office by Friday,
October 20th.
Don't forget about COVE-
NANT WEEKEND"! Activities be-
gin this Friday, October 20th with
pre-registration from 6:00 to 6:45
p.m. There will be games, fun,
and food from 6:45 until 10:30
p.m. Saturday's activities will be-
gin at 9:00 a.m. and Will break

If you are the least bit curi-
ous about what. "Covenant Week-

for PIZZA for lunch. Games and
recreation will be from 1:00 until
3:00 p:m. Saturday evening activ-
ities will begin at 6:00 and end
around 9:30 p.m. Sunday morn-
ing there,will be a Community
Wide Service from 9:00 until

end" is all about-they hope to
see you there!

10:00 a.m. Adults are encouraged
to come tthe Sunday service to
support the youth. Everyone and
anyone seventh grade, through
college age is invited to come to

3-Sh ark Ta1k by Jennie SmallwOd~

Congratulations .to Chaka
Speights, Port St. Joe High School's
1995 Homecomlihg Queen.k.awas
crowned at halftime of Friday's'Honie-.
coming game. .,- r..-
Congratulations to the varsity
football team on their 44-8 victory
over Havana Friday. The Sharks trav-
el to Jefferson County on .October 27
to take on the Tigers in a district
game. After a week off, the junior var-
sity Sharks will play
Florida High at home.
Game time is 6:30. Go
are also in order for'the
girls ,and boys cross
country teams who
competed at the 'Ppan+'
handle Championships
Saturday. Kristi Lowry,
Latrika Quinn, Ronisu
Bird, Mandy Phillips,
and Casey White-all re-
corded personal bests
to help the girls finish
fifth. Gabe Clark placed
third "among 53 run-
ners to lead the boys to
a second place finish. Saturday the
boyswill compete in the Eagle Invita-
tional at Okaloosa-Walton Communi-
ty.College in Niceville. Good luckl
Free pizza,, a free t-shiit and a lot
of fun will be had at Covenant Week-
,end. Everyone is invited to attend
starting Friday at 6 p.m. in the Com-
mons Area. .
The POPS Club will be actively
involved in Make-A-Difference Day
October 28 ,by urging all citizens to re-
frain from drinking and" driving.
POPS members encourage all PSJHS
students to. make a difference in- the
lives.of others during'this special ob-
Students who' need to develop a
community service project for Flori-
da Academic Scholar eligibility are ad-
vised that Gulf Pines Hospital has'a
candy stripei- program in which you
could volunteer. Contact Sherry

Louks for more information.
Port St. Joe High's N.J.R.O.T.C.
will hold its. annual ispection Tues-
da\,, October" 2T'. lis ll' move the
PSAT foe registered' sophomores and'
juniors to Wednesday; October 25.
On Thursday, October 26; at
1:40, Port St. Joe High will host Mike
Williams, a motivational speaker in a
school wide assembly.,
Any student interested in apply-
ing for a scholarship to
live and, study in Ger-
many. for a year may
get an application form.
in the guidance office.
Attention Juniors:
Discover Card Services.
; .awards Tribute Award
scholarships in recogni-
tion of high school jun-
Siors who exhibit excel-
lence in many areas of
S'their lives other than
just academics. See
S.the Scholarship Bulle-
tin Board in the guid-
ance offlce ftr details..
..Attention students:
Minority students interested in pur-
suing a career in journalism or the
business aspect of communications
may qualify Tfor the Knight-Ridder Mi-
nority Scholarship. Criteria include
*journalism experience, extra-curri-
cular activities, grades, and SAT/ACT
scores. Check the guidance office for
more information.
.Attention Seniors: Anyone inter-.
ested in attending Schiller Interna-
tional University inDunedin, Florida
may qualify for a scholarship. See de-
tails posted on the Scholarship Bulle-
tin Board.
Juniors and seniors who plan to .
take the December 2 SAT at Bay High
School need to pick up registration
packets in the guidance office. Regis-
tration deadline is October 27. The
ACT will be administered at Bay High
October 28.

PSJHS Students Stud In Florda Keys

.* .... Port St. Joe High School stu-
dents accompanied 'by teacher
:' Virginia Campbell and three other
k adult chaperones recently spent
t 'three days and three nights ex-
S- ploring the coral reef and tropical
-4 ecosystems of Big Pine Key in the
Florida Keys. The group visited
S.- the Newfound Harbor Marine In-
S/ stitute, an environmental educa-
tional center that provides marine
/ science field trips to groups. of
students from across the United
The trip provided the oppor-
tunity for hands-on study of
S plankton, algae and marine or-
3' ganisms: The group studied.
sharks, coastal ecology, plankton,
and various marine animals. A
trip to Bahia Honda State Park "
allowed the group to examine or-
ganisms found in tidal p6ols.' Stu-
Wading the shallows surrounding Newfound Harbor Marine In- dents also waded the shallow wa--
stitute are, pictured left to right: NHMI Instructor Jack Seubert, ter at night. that surrounds the
Tiffany Eyslee, Chris Richardson-NHMI Intern, Cheryl Glennon, and Institute and studied the noctur-
Anita Pechardscheck from Germany. nal animals found there. Another

study session -focused on a. boat
trip at night: where a net is
dragged behind the boat and the
animals and fish collected are
brought aboard and studied be-
fore being returned to the sea.
The favorite program for the
group was a trip to Looe Key Na-
tiooal Marine Sanctuary where
everyone snorkeled the coral reef
and saw many varieties of -color-
ful reef fish.
A Port St. Joe High exchange
student from Germany, Anita Pe-'
chardscheck, was one of the stu-
dents visiting the Keys. "It.Was an
exceptional experience- for Anita
to be able to see and experience
the coral reef," Mrs. Campbell re-
Newfound Harbor Marine In-
stitute at Seacamp has been pro=
viding marine science field trips
for over 25 years. For additional
Informnnation, call '' 1-800-660-

Dr. Louie Andrews, the new
pastor of First Methodist Church
in Mexico Beach will begin a four-

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The Good news is: THERE IS
HOPE...His name is JESUS,
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Sunday School ...........................10 a.m.
Morning Worship..............................11 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................................... .....6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening...... .......................7 p.m.

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(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)

The Church of Christ

in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.

Sunday School
Worship Service

S10 a.m CDT
11 a.m. CDT

Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.

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

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


S T 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
S' SUNDAY WORSHIP..........................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL...............................11 a.m.
S U S N *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children

Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor.

Dr. Louie Andrews
week Bible study on 'The Will Of
God" this Sunday, Oct. 22. The
study hour begins in the fellow-
ship hall at 10:15 a.m. following
the 9:00 a.m. worship service and
"Coffee Minutes."
Dr. Louie Andrews, who came
to the church in June, will lead
the study as guest of Frank Healy,
Port St. Joe's Superintendent of
Works and long-time Sunday
School teacher at the church. The
pastor taught the study for Oak
Grove United Methodist Church
in Atlanta when she was teaching
at Mercer University-Atlanta.
"It was a very popular study
there, I think because those who
know the Lord really want to
understand clearly what He
would have us do day by day," she
said. The short course will com-
bine lecture and discussion, and
will be open to anyone who would
like to attend. %
"We are really excited about
our new pastor." Healy daid. "She
comes to us with education and
experience, but also empathy.
She emphasizes that 'we are the
church, the church is the House
of God, and those of us Who come
here come to worship and serve
the Lord. We are excited about
that," he added.
Dr. Andrews came to Mexico
Beach from Memphis, Tennessee
where she taught at The
University of Memphis, formerly
Memphis State University.
However, she knows the area

Support Yo, High
I School Ath/lcS

Mike Williams, Comedian, Will Make


New Beach Methodist Pastor Will Begin

4-Week Bible Study of God's Will Oct. 22

because her military parents set-
tled in Panama City when she was
in high school. She graduated
from Bay County High School and
Gulf Coast Junior College 'before
going to the University of Florida.
She earned the Master of Divinity
from Southwestern Baptist
Theological Seminary In Fort
Worth, Texas, and a Ph.D. from
Florida State University.
Dr. Andrews has been work-
ing and worshipping in the
Methodist Church for over 15
years. She has served as a minis-
ter of education, a church admin-
istrator, director of a 200-member
singles ministry, and has led wor-
ship. and preached on a supply'"y
basis. She's also led conferences
and Bible' studies for various
groups in Missouri, Georgia, and
First Methodist Mexico Beach
is located at 111 22nd Street, one
block east of the water and of the
Driftwood Motel, in Mexico Beach.

Revival Set for
The pastor and the church
family of the First Pentecostal
Holiness Church of Port St. Joe
would like to extend a welcome to
the community to attend their
upcoming revival services.
Rev. James and Rev. Ethylene
Stuart will be the evangelists con-
ducting the evening meetings.
The Stuarts have a well-balanced
and seasoned ministry of many'
years experience as both pastors
and evangelists and they are
aflame with the spirit of the Lord.
You will be blessed of the Lord
join them in these services.
Services will begin on Sunday
evening, October 19th, at 6:30
p.m. Services during the week will
begin at 7:00 p.m., and will con-
tinue through the week as the
Holy Spirit leads. A nursery will
be available each service. For
information you may call 229-
6622 or 227-1493.

Daystar At Grace
Daystar, a southern gospel
quartet, will be ministering at
Grace Baptist Church' at 6:00
p.m. this Sunday everiing. Orga-
nized in 1993, the gospel music
group is composed of member of
First Baptist Church of Port St.
Joe, First Baptist- Church of We-
wahitchka and Grace BapUst 1J
Church of Port St..Joe q f
The members and friends of
Grace Baptist invite you to join
them for this time of praise and
worship. The church meets in the
First Union Bank Building. on
Monument Avenue.-

Host a Rummage
& Bake Sale Sat.
The Ladies Altar Society of
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic
Church, will sponsor a rummage
and bake sale at the church on
15th Street in Mexico Beach on
Saturday, October 21 from 8:00
a.m. until 12:00 p.. .
Everyone is invited to stop by
and take advantage of some won-
derful sale items.

New Bethel's Fall
Carnival is Saturday,
The youth department of New
Bethel A.M.E. Church will spon-
sor a Fall Carnival on Saturday,
October 21. The carnival will be
held on the church grounds from
1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. featur-
ing fun and games for everyone.
The church is located at the cor-
ner of Avenue "C" and Highway
98 in Port St. Joe.

A True-to-Life
Dramatic Walk-Through Presentation


For Reservations Call 227-1552

Saturday October 28 5.00 11:00 p m.
Sunday, October 29 500 10.00 p m-
Monday, October 304) 6.30 10:00 p m-
Tue-day, October 31 620 10.00 p.m
Wednesday, No;mber 1 6,30- 10.00 p.m.

Presented by:
102 3rd STREET
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456

SFirst ,Baptist Churchi
r a Sunday School..................... 9:45 am
W worship .................................. 11:00 am
Disciple Training .................. 6:00 pm
SI Evening Worship.................. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
Gary Smith s Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth

a inm re-
he Teen,

From the youngest to the old-
est family member, each person
will enjoy the humor and be
blessed by the ministry of Mike
Williams. There will be a suggest-
ed donation of $3.00 per person
or $5.00 per family at the door.
Don't miss this night of ministry
and entertainment.
This performance will follow
an earlier appearance by Mr. Wil-
liams to the student body at Port
St. Joe High School at 1:40 p.m.
Mike Williams is a comedian
and motivational speaker, who
performs over two hundred times
',each year.- As a motih'ational
speaker, he assists high schools
and colleges with topics related to
substance abuse and suicide. His
latest speech entitled "Winners
and Losers," relies heavily on 7
Habits of Highly Effective Peo-
ple by Stephen Covey.
Mike's comedian side can
turn a well-behaved business
meeting or community gathering
into a large group of Alabama
trailer park dwellers, He has -writ-
ten extensively for "Carrot Top"
and Mike's material has been
used on "The Tonight Show", Da-
vid Letterman and Arsenio Hall.
Mike has resided in; Lake-
land since 1976. In 1984, he
married Terica Herrington, who's
a Lakeland native. They live on
Lakelanid's northslde,.
Mike directs a Teen Center
for Lakeland students who are
the unfortunate victims of abuse
and poverty. With a gospel of
hard work, motivation and love,
Mike and his team help street
kids find a way out of poverty,
substance abuse and the welfare
system. The program reaches 50

The,- ,


On Main

By Rev Jeff Scalf, Pastor of
St. Joe Assembly of God
George Bailey's Great
Question: "What's the 'purpose of
life anyhow?I" In the now famous
Christmas classic of "It's A
Wonderful Life", George Bailey
thinks he'd be better off dead
than alive because what's the rea-
son for life anyhow?
This is not a new question but
one as old as life itself. Maybe you
have relationships that are fail-
ing. Maybe your career (or lack of
one) is causing mental anguish.
Maybe' your children are causing
you grief. Maybe your finances
aren't enough. Maybe your house
was destroyed by Hurricane Opal.
Maybe you feel you can't do any-
thing right.
What is the reason for life?
Many ponder that question when
life seems to be unfair. Many
teenagers struggle with their
identity of who they are and what
is life really all about. What am I
saying?! Many adults struggle
with the same feelings. Dare I say
that I have the answer to this
question.' The one question that I
believe all, at one time or another
in their life, ponder upon. Why
don't you take a moment and
ponder that question.
"What is lifeall about?" "Why
are you alive?". "What is the pur-
(See GOSPEL on Page 5)

Bible Sludy:
10 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday

11 a.m. Sunday

Minister: Tom Skipper 229-8310
P. O.'Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32450
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

we Want You To Be
Part of the Friendly Place
BIBLE STUDY 9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP ........... 7:00 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP..............11:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING ...... ............5:45 p.m.
,.Long Avenue BaptistChurch -

Pastor Minister of Music

[First UnitedMethodist C urchfi !
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church...........9......9:00 a.m. CT
Church-School...................10:00 a.m. CT.
Nursery Provided

Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor John Anderson,. Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am- 12 noon CT

SConstitution AndMonument
Catch de Soi. Report St. Joe
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship............... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
S Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday.......... 7:30 p.m.

The.Port St. Joe High School FCA
I will hold a special Commitment .
If iki- /Service as part of their Covenant':
Weekend on Sunday, October 22,,,.
at Port St. Joe High School'
from 9:00am until 10:00am.
The members of Grace wish to support our community's youth
by attending this important service. So they may do so, there
will be no morning Bible study or worship services at Grace
Baptist Church on Sunday morning, October 22.
Sunday night services will be held as usual at 6:00pm.

"How to Build a Healthy, Happy Marriage"
Oct. 15 "Equal Opportunity Or What?"
Oct. 29 "Learning to Love Your Mate"
Nov. 5 "Learning to Resolve Conflict"
Nov. 12 "Married With Children What Now?"
Nov. 19 "Preserving the Marriage"
Nov. 26 "Single Again Life after Divorce or Death"

Bro. Marty Martin Pastor
(904) 229-9254
First Union Bank Building Upstairs
Sunday Worship 10:00am and 6:00pm
Sunday Bible Study 9:00am

Appearance In Port St. Joe Oct. 26
Christian comedian, Mike to 100 kids each' week with coun- nesses who are interest
Williams will be in concert at selling, job opportunities, food forming individuals.
Long Avenue Baptist Church on and a weekly rally.' The entire For information on i
Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 program is supported by the do- Center or speaking engaj
p.m. nations of individuals and busi- call Mike at (813) 853-981


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


Highland View
United Methodist Church
S' ~Corner of 4th St. & Parker Ave.
Highland View
Lynwood R. Wynne, Pastor :

Sunday School ....... .................................................. .......0..... a.m.
M morning W orship ........................................................................ 11 a.m .
Evening W orship ............................................................................. 6 p.m .


for Jesus?

The Assemblies of God

St. Joe
309 6th St. Ph. 229-9200

.... 7 ... ...


[ Gulf County Commissioi

AUGUST 1, 1995
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special
session with the following members .
present: Chairman Michael L; Hammond
,and,'Gbmmissloners,:Jesse V. Armstrong,
Billy E. Traylor. and Warren J. Yeager,.Jr.
(Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr. was ab-
sent). Others present were: Clerk Benny C.
sister. Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore,
Chief Administrator Don Butler. Emergen-
cy Management/91 1 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson. Maintenance Superintendent Joe
Bearden, South Gulf County E.M.S. Direc-
tro, Shane McGuffin, and Deputy Sheriff
Stacy Strickland. ..
The meeting came.to order at 6:33
" p.m., E.D.T. '.
Chairman Hammond opened the
meeting with prayer, and led the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag.
SSouth Gulf County E.M.S.
,Upon motion by Commissioner ITray-
Slor, second, by: Commissioner Armstrong,
and unanimous vote (4-0), the Board ap-
.proved a Certificate of Necessity ,for .South

Gulf County E.M.S. so they can apply for a
new license in November. Chief Adminis-
trator Butler reported that the service is
going to have 1.,ALS truck and 1I BLS
,truck, but they may change and have 2
ALS trucks. ..
Wewahitchka Ambulance Service.
Upon motion by Commissioner Arm-
strong, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and unanimous vote (4-0), the Board
agreed for Wewahltchka Ambulance Ser-
vice to buy a radio for the new ambulance,
in the amount of $3,630.00, through State
Ambulance Agreement Gulf Pines Hos-
Chief Administrator Butler,, reported
he has heard that Gulf Pines my be plan-
ning to go into the ambulance business.
He stated the3 would have to apply for a li-
cense, but could not do so without a Cer-
tificate of Necessity from the County. The
Board agreed not to Issue a Certficate to
them In the future because the County
does not need the competition.
County Road Paving Bonds
Dallas Jones, of the City of Wewa-


The Gulf County School Board met in
special session on September 25, 1995, at
,10:00 A.M.. In the Gulf County School
Board Administrative Offices in Port St.
Joe. The following members were present:
Charlotte Pierce, Oscar Redd. David Byrd.
Caroline Norton and Mary Pridgeon. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
also present.
Chairman Pierce presided and the
meeting was opened with prayer led by
Caroline Norton. followed by the Pledge of'
Allegiance led by David Byrd..
motion by Mrs. Norton. second by Mr. Byrd.'
and unanimous vote, the Board ratified the
revisions to the 1993 1996 master con-
tract and approved the instructional salary
schedule for the 1995-96 fiscal year.
: SALARY SCHEDULES: On motion by
! Mr. Byrd, second by Mr. Redd, and unani-
S mous vote, the Board approved the admin-
istrative -and non-instructional salary
schedules for the 1995-96 fiscal year.
Chairman Pierce declared the Value
Adjustment Board an emergency Item to be
added to the agenda. On motion by Mr.
SBrd. second by Mr: Redd. and unanimous
vote, the Board elected Mary Pridgeon and
Charlotte Pierce to serve on theGulf County
Value Adjustment Board for the 1995-96
fiscal year. The meeting adjourned at 10:30
: A.M.

The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on September 5. 1995, at
6:00 P.M., in the Gulf County School Board
'A Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The
following members were present: Charlotte
S Pierce, Oscar Redd, David Byrd. Caroline
Norton, 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 David Byrd.
GET AND MILEAGE: On motion-by Mrs.
Norton. second by Mr. Byrd. and unani-
mous vote. the Board appnoved'the-final
budget for fiscalyear July 1. 1995 through
June 30. 1996. On motion by Mr. Redd,
second by Mrs. Norton. and unanimous
vote. the Board approved the millage rate of
.810 for Local Capital Improvement Tax. On
motion by Mr. Byrd. second by Mr. Redd.
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
the village rate of .215 for Supplemental
Discretionary Tax. On motion by Mr. Byrd.
second by Mrs. Pridgeon. and unanimous
vote. the Board approved the millage rate of,
6.483 for Required Local Effort Tax and the
village rate of .510 for Regular Operating
Discretionary Tax.
Gaskin. Director of North Florida Head
Start, jfesented a proposal to the Board to
renegotle the transportation section of the
Head Start Cooperative Agreement for.
1995-96. No action taken.
Edwin R. s. Melissa Ramsey. and Scott
Johnson met with the Board, presenting
Information and explaining In more detail
the Juvenile Justice Partnership Program.
by Mrs. Pridgeon. second by Mr. Byrd. and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the
BILLS: On mottpn by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Norton. And unanimous vote. the
Board approved payment of bills.
by, Mr. 'Redd. second by Mrs. Norton, and
-unanimous vote, the Board approved the
minutes of August 1. 8. and 28. 1995.
reviewed a request from Larry Wells,
Director of Gulf County Emergency
Management., requesting permission Io uU-
lize the gymnasium and commons area of
Wewahitchka High School as a shelter for
Gulf County emergency service workers'
families In the event of emergency/disasters
impacting Gulf County. On motion by Mr.
Redd. second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and unani.
mous vote. the Board approved to table the
request until a meeting can be coordinated
with the parties involved In this matter.
Chairman Pierce appointed Mr. Redd to be
the Board representative at this meeting.
The Board revileed a request from
Billy Traylor. Gulf County Commissioner for
District 2. requesting the Board consider
approving a project to light the girls' softball
field In Wewahitchka. On motion by Mr.
Redd. second by Mrs. Pridgeon. the Board
Approved an amount, not to, exceed,
S$10.200.00 for the project. The motion was,
carried with Redd, Byrd, Norton, -and
Pridgeon voting YEA: and Pierce voting NAY.
Mrs. Pierce stated that she would prepare a
statement as to why she voted NAY.
(Amendment to minutes approved 10/3/95
Mrs. Pierce requested the minutes reflect
the reason she voted NAY was because this
.expenditure must come from construction
dollars that are restricted for repair and
maintenance purposes and has a current
balance of $141,000 for the remainder of
the 95-96 'school year., A lighted 'field for
softball is not a priority when you consider
the repair and maintenance needs of the
schools.). i
BID MATTERS: On motion by Mr.
Byrd. second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and unani-
mous vote. the Board approved to award
the Basketball/Volleyball Scoreboard Bid
for Port St Joe High School to Nevco
Scoreboard Company in the amount of
S$7.488 82. "
by Mr. Redd. second by Mrs Pridgeon. and
unanimous lote. the Board approved the
following personnel matters for the 1995-96
school year:
Approved Angle Suber, bus aide, for
four hours per day. '..
i Approved the following substitute bus
drivers: Corbett Howell, Pamela Dykes,
Sheila Fennell, Diana Dykes, Mary A. Peak,
Brenda Little, Brehda Ake, Tessie Myrick,

Julianna Carter, Mary King, Bernice
Fortner. Pamela Grahl. Jesse Enterkin,
Versa McCloud. Bertha Stripling. Julianne
Carr. and Teresa Redd.
Approved Pamela Grahl for the posi-
tion of bus drtier for the Stone Mill Creek
route in Wewlahitchka.
Approved the following substitute
School Food Service workers: Barbara Sue
Layfield and Linda Purswell.
Approved the following as substitute
teachers In the Gulf County School System:
Betty Fain, Stephen Jordan, and Misty
Approved Hatile Pearl Hunter for the
position of Teacher at Wewahitchka, High
School. .
Approved a $2,000 principal designee
supplement for Port St. Joe High School for
the 1994-95 school year.
Approved Carl White for the position of
Principal Designee at Port St. Joe Middle
Approved Duane McFarland for the
position of Principal Designee at Port St.
Joe Elementary School.
Approved Denise Williams for the"
Teacher on Special Assignment supplement
Sat Port St. Joe Elementary School.
Approved the following to receive the
8500 student records clerk supplement:
Carol Falson Port St. Joe Elementary
School: Merri Christie. Gulf County Adult
School: Claudice Baxley. Wewahltchka
Elementary School; Carolyn Peak. Highland
View Elementary School; and Marilyn
Goodwin. Wewahitchka High School.
Approved the following to receive
$333.33 each for the student records clerk
supplement: Janet Beliveau. Donna Priest.
and Wanda Nixon Port St. Joe High
School/Port St. Joe Middle School.
Approved the following Supplementary
Pay Position Assignments:
Wewahitchka High School
Athletic Director Wayne Flowers;
Head Varsity Football Coach Wayne
Flowers; Assistant Varsity Football Coach -
Charles Fortner. Jerry Rich. Jerry Gaskin.
Grant Grantham: Assistant Junior High
Football Coach Daniel Miller, Martin Russ:
Varsity Head Basketball Coach (Boys) -
John Franzese: Varsity Head Basketball
SCoah 'IGirs) Johnny Taunton: Assistant
Basketball Coach (Boys) Martin Russ:
Junior High Basketball Coach Wayne
Flowers; Head Baseball Coach -.Jay Kearce;
Head Softball Coach Charles Fortner;
Assistant Baseball Coach Grant
Grantham: Track Coach (Boys) Jerry Rich:
Track Coach (Girls) Jerry Rich: Cross
Country (Girls Team & Boys Team) Jay
Bidwell: Track Coach (Minor Sports 2nd
Team) Jay Bidwell: Weight Lifting Coach -
Wayne Flowers: Volleyball Coach Johnny
Taunton: Volleyball Coach (Minor Sports
2nd Team) Jan Thornburg; Band Director
Terrence Strykern Cheerleader Sponsor
(Varsity) Dawn Alcorn; Cheerleader
Sponsor (Junior Varsity) Renee Forehand:
Junior Class Sponsors Evelyn Cox, Terry
Linton: Senior Class Sponsors Sue
Dickens, Dawn Alcorn; Yearbook Sponsor -
Debbie Cole: Student Council Sponsor -
Tim Hammon; Majorette/Flag Corps
Sponsor Micah Peak. Debbie Cole: and
Administrative Designee George Cox.
Port St. Joe Middle School
M/J Cheerleader Sponsor Ruby
Knox; M/J Head Football Coach Jim
Belin; M/J Assistant Football Coach Steve
Maxwell, Carl White: M/J Basketball Coach
(Boys) Steve Maxwell; M/J Basketball
Coach (Girls) Jim Belin. M/J Assistant
Softball Coach Caren White: M/J
Assistant Baseball Coach Bill Ramsey;
M/J Minor Sports 2nd Team Track Coach
(Girls) Steve Maxwell.
Port St. Joe High School
Junior Class Sponsors Minnie,
Likely. Clarence Monette. Christine White:
Senior Class Sponsors Deborah Crosby.
'Sarah Turner. Martha Welmorts: Yearbook
Sponsor Clarence Monette: Student
Government Association Sponsor Rodney
Herring: Junior Varsity Cheerleader
Sponsor Judy Williams; Varsity
Cheerleader Sponsor,'-, Martha. Sanborn;
Band Director Mitch Boutington; Choral
Director Arm, Comforter; .Flag Corps
Sponsor Gloria Gant; Athletic Director -
Fred Priest;. Cross Country Coach (Girls) -
Vernon Eppinette; Cross Country Coach
(Boys) Scott Gowan; Varsity Volleyball
Coach (Girlsil Becky Lacour; Minor Sports
2nd Team Volleyball Coach (Girls) Laurel
Riley; Head Varsity Football Coach Fred
Priest; Assistant Football Coach Chuck
Gannon, Phil Lanford. Duane
McFarland. John Rainwater. Curltis Ray,,
Wavne Stevens: Varsity Basketball Coach
(Girls) Becky Lacour. Varsity Basketball
Coach (Boys) Vernon Eppinette; Junior
Varsity Basketball Coach (Boys) Chuck
Gannon; Weight Lifting Coach Curtis Ray;
Varsity Track Coach (Girls) Vernon
Eppinette: Minor Sports 2nd Team Track
Coach, (Girls) Wayne Stevens; Varsity
Track Coach (Boys): Scott Gowan; Minor
Sports 2nd Team Track 'Coach (Boys) -
John Rainwater. Golf Coach (Boys) Jim
Beln; Varsity Softball, Coach -. Martin,
Adklson: Varsity Baseball Coach Duane
McFarland; Assistant Baseball Coach -
Chuck Gannon.
Approved Caren White for the position
of Homebound Teacher at Port St. Joe
Middle School.
"Approved Ann" Comforter to be
changed from part-time music teacher to,
full-time due to the expansion of the music
program into the elementary schools. ;
Approved the following part-time adult
school teachers: Rebecca Birmingham, Sue
Dickens, Etna Gaskin. 'Minnie Likely. Alice
Machen, Simona Pittman, and- Denise
Approved Professional Orien-tation
Program with the following peer teachers:
Carol Kelley, Elaine Layton, Sherry Herring,.
Lois Byrd, Evelyn Cox, Liz Howell, Judy
Williams, and Linda Whitfleld.
Approved to rehire Joyce Sweazy as a
teacher aide at Highland View Elementary
Approved John Treglown for the posi-
tion of Instructional Behavioral Specialist at
Gulf County Adult School (GARC Gulf

] than Peters, Jr.
u te s Others present were: Clerk Benny C.
3 Lister, Deputy Clerk Rebecca L. Norris,
i Mv in,,U tes Chief Administrator Donald Butler, Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford, Mosquito
Control Director Paul Wood, Maintenance
hitchka. appeared before the Board to dis- Manager Joe Bearden, Deputy Sheriff Sta-
cuss that they may be interested in giving cy Strickland, and Wewahitchka City Com-
up their funds obligated in the 1990 inter- missioner Dallas Jones. '
local agreement if they could get The Budget meeting was called to or-
$400,000.00 worth of paving through the der at 7:09 p.m., E.D.T.
new bond and get assistance from District The Clerk advised the Board that the
1 and District 2 for future road, paving T C ai t r t te
1 and DistrictC 2 for future ad paing county-wide millage is at 7.859, and the
projects. Fire Districts are .500 each and the Board
South Gulf County E.M.S. would need to reduce the expenditures by
South Gulf County E.M.S. Director .038 mills to get back to the rolled-back
Shane McGuffin reported that the ambu- rate of 7.821; the equivalent of $20,536 re-
lance service made 6 runs today, and the duction in expenditures. The Clerk also
changeover went very well. advised the Board that a tentative village
There being no further business, and rate and the date; timeand place of the
upon motion by Comtissioner Yeager, first public meeting would need to be es-
second by Commissioner Armstrong, and tablished tonight..., "
unanimous vote (4-0), the meeting did Indigent Care/Hospital
then adjourn at 6:40 p.m., E.D.T. Commissioner Yeager motioned to
budget $15,000, for indigent care. Commis-
AUGUST 1, 1995 stoner Traylor seconded for discussion. At-
BU DiGT MEETNG ; i~n ter discussion,' the motion was amended to
$20,000, and the motion passed unani
The Gulf County Board of County $20,mo, l. The Board made nossed tha this
Commissioners met this date in special amount wasNOT specifically for hospital
session with the following members am tas NOT specifically for hospl
present: Chairman Michael L. Hmmond, indigent care.
and Commissioners Jessie V. Armstirng, Salary Increases/Board Employees
Billy E. Traylor. Warren J. Yeager. and Na- Chairman Hammond passed the
.. Chair to Commissioner Peters and left the
meeting at 7:34 p.m.. E.D.T.; Commission-
er Hammond returned at 7:35 p.m.,
E.D.T., andChairman Peters returned the
Chair to Commissioner Hammond.
Administrator R. Larry Wells arrived
at 7:35 p.m.. E.D.T.
Commissioner Traylor motioned for a
Approved to advertise for a 2 1/2% increase for Board employees.
Coordinator of Special Instruc-tional Commissioner Armstrong seconded the
Services that will be classified as an interim motion. Administrator Wells discussed the
status for the remainder of the 1995-96 Union negotiations. Further discussion fol-
school year. lowed concerning raises and dental Insu-
Approved Michael Lolley for the posi- rance for County employees. The motion,
lion of student worker at Port St, Joe Bus and the second were then withdrawn with
Barn. no action being takenl,
Approved Joy Arles, gifted program Administrator Wells left the meeting
teacher, to be changed from full-time to and returned to the Emergency manage-
part-time. Also. approved to advertise for mentpost. /
another another part-time teacher for the grilled pro- Public Library
gram. Mr. Nolan Treglon 'appeared before
Accepted the resignation of Valerla the Board on behalf of the Gulf County
Myers from her position as School Food Public Libraries. (Deputy Sheriff Strick-
Service worker at Wewahitchka Elementary land left the meeting at 8:13 p.m.. E.D.T.)
School. Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor.
Approved Olivia Moore, Head second by Commissioner Yeager. and
Custodian at Wewahltchka High School. to unanimous vote. the Board tentatively ap-
transfer to the Head Custodian position at proved to increase local aid to the lIbrary
Wewa-hitchka Elementary School. Also. 'to $43.857. an Increase of $5,000.
approved for Teresa Williams to transfer Deputy Sheriff Strickland returned at
from her custodial position at Wewahitchka 8:16 p.m.. E.D.T.
Elementary School to the position of Head Soil Conservation
Custodian at Wewahitchka High School on Upon motion by Commissioner Arm-'
a temporary basis. strong, second by Commissioner Yeager
Approved Carol Kelley for the position and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
bf Homebound Teacher at ,Wewahitchka approved to reduce this request by
Elementary School. $4,966, funding nothing for Soil Conserva-
Uon. '. '
PROGRAM-MATTERS: The' Board Salary n reases/CountyEmployees
reviewed further clarification on the CARE
program. No action necessary. Upon motion by Commissioner Arm-
On motion by Mr. Redd. second by Mr. strong, second by Commissioner Traylor,
On moon by Mr. Redd. second by Mr. and a4-1 vote (Peters opposed), the Board
Byrd, and unanimous vote the Board directed Chief Administrator Don Butler to
approved!the following program matters: handle the schedule of increases for the
Approved the following adult educa- Board's salaried employees. The Board
tion fees for the 1995-96 school year: noted that it has final authority; and if
Adult Job Preparatory Course Fee $ these increases exceed the present 3%.
.46 per hour Non-Resident Fee $3.67 per budgeted'for salary increases, the adjust-
hour ment wil be made from Reserve for Con-
Adult Genal Education S .49 per tingencles (requiring no further action by
hour Non Resident Fee $2.26 per hour the Board for budget purposes.
S Approved contract, with '-ABC Work Crews/Equipment
Rehabilitation Services, Inc., for "Physical Upon motion by Commissioner Tray-
and Occupational Therapy Services for the lor, second by Commissioner Yeager, and
1995-96 fiscal year. unanimous vote, the Board tentatively ap-
Approved a nine-week grading period proved to budget $3,600 for equipment to
for all students in the Continuous Progress purchase three (3) trailers for the new
classes at Wewahltchka Elementary School. work crews. ,,
Approved "Special Programs and Administrator Wells returned' to the
Procedures for Exceptional Students" docu- meeting at 8:31 p.m.. E D.T.
meant for the 1995-96 fiscal year. Administrator Wells left' the'meeting
Approved amendment to contract -a ..t 8:38 p.m.,.E.D.T. ',.-'
OBNE09 with Department of Health, and City of Wewahitchka/Fire Department
Rehabilitative Services. Wewahitchka City Commissioner Dal-
Approved Resolution/Agree-ment for las Jones appeared before the Board on
Gulf School District's participation in the behalf of the City's fire department. Upon
Panhandle Management Development Net- motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
work for the 1995-96 fiscal year. Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
Approved 1995-96 Dropout Prevention vote, the Board tentatively approved to
Plan. Also, authorized the Superintendent budget $3,150 for the Clty of Wewahitch-
to approve minor amendments to the Plan ka'ss Fire Department: Fire Departments /
that may occur during the 1995-96.fiscal aid to other governments in the General
year. Fund. The Board committed to assisting
SCHOOL ACTIVITY FUNDS AUDIT the City in changing over to ,the pager sys-
REPORT FOR 94-95: On motion by M tem for the fire department volunteers at
REPORT FOR 4-95: On motion by Mrs. the time the Cityfelt t feasible. Commis-
Norton, second by Mr. Redd. and unani- sionerITraylor requested that the City keep
mous vote, the Board acknowledged receipt, a detailed list fall calls so that it may be
of the audit report of the financial state- presented lo the Board In the future when
merits of the Gulf County School Board presented to the Board in the future when
"d ^requesting additional funding for the fire
School Activity Funds for the year ended dertmendt. ,. -
June 30, 1995., depart
SCHOOL HANDBOOKS AND SCHED- Clerk Lister left the meeting at 8:48
ULES: On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by p.m E.D.T.
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the Clerk Lister returned at 8:49, pm.,
Board acknowledged receiptof the schools' E.D.T. .
handbooks and schedules. Reserve for Contingencies/General
SURPLUS PROPERTY: On motion by 'Fnd ,
Mr. Byrd. second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and Upon motion by Commissioner Yeag.
unanimous vote, the Board approved the er, second by Commissioner Peters. and
following surplus property matters:, unanimous vote. the Board tentatively ap-.
Approsed request for property dispos- proved to increase Reserve for Contlngen-
al of the following Items located at Port St. cies by $26.543.
Joe High School: 1 Vicon GBD5X Camera. Fine and Forfeiture Fund ,
Property Record #00004221; I Whirlpool Upon motion by Commissioner Yeag-
Hybro, Property Record #61852542; I er, second by Commissioner Traylor, and
Monitor and Computer. Property Record unanimous vote. the Board approved to
#61902759. set the Fine and Forfeiture Fund at 2.00
Approved request' for property dispos- mills, and move State Revenues from the
al of the following items located at Highland General Fund to Fine and Forfeiture Fund
View Elementary School- 1 6215 Copier. to cover the decrease in Ad Valorem Taxes.
Property Record "71-87-360: 1 Magic Chef Set Tentative Millage Ratei
Gas Stove. Property Record 471-179. 'Upon motion by Commissioner Tray-
Approved request to seek competitive lor, second, by Commissioner Yeager. and
bids for the following surplus school buses: unanimous vote. the Board tentatively ap-
#3 B70EVZ09360. 1978 Ford: .ll proved to set the country-wide millage at
B70EVZO9358, 1978 Ford.. 7.819, and the Fire Districts at .500 mills
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: On each. Chairman Hammond requested that
motion by.,Mr. Byrd. second by Mr. Redd. the minutes reflect that this is a tax de-'
and unanimous vote. the Board approved ,, crease over the past year. Chairman Ham-
the following transportation matters: mond also requested that this. tax de-
Approved a request for the Port St. Joe crease be advertised In the paper before
High School Dive Club to make a trip to the the first public hearing,
Florida Keys for the penod of September 25 Set Date For First Public Hearing
30, 1995, pending the Superintendent's Chairman Hammond set the first
perusal of the planned trip. The Board also public hearing to be held on September
approved the use of a bus,, the mileage 12, 1995 at 5:30 p.m., E.D.T., in theCom-
Swaived, and for the students and chaper- missioners' meeting room at the Gulf
ones to be allowed, excused absences. County Courthouse, in Port St. Joe, Flori-
Approved the bus route maps and da.
stops for the 1995-96 school year. Upon Commlssioner Traylor's motion
SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT: On and Comnitssioner Yeager's second; the
motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. meeting did then adjourn at 9:02 pnm.,
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board E.D.T.
accepted the recommendation of the ,,
Insurance Committee and approved Option '
2 of the '1995-96 ,Health Insurance Plan AUGUST 2, 1995
with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida EMERGENCY MEETING
The Board reviewed correspondence he Gulf County Board of County
received from the Department of Education Cpmmissioners met this date in emergen-
relating to expected shortfalls for the 1995 cy session with the following members
96,budget year No action necessary. present: Chairman Michael L. Hammond
The Board reviewed Compre-hcnsive and Commissioners 1Nathan Peters, Jr.
Safety Inspection reports. No action neces- and Warrefi J. Yeager, Jr. (Commissioners

sary. Jessie V. Armstrong and Billy E. Traylor
The Board reviewed School Resource were absent). Others present were: Clerk
Officer Reports from Port 'St. Joe High Benny C. Lister, Deputy Clerk Towan
School/Middle School and Wewahitchka McLemore, Chief Administrator Don But-
High School-for the month of August, 1995., ler, Emergency Management Director R.
No action necessary. Larry Wells, Maintenance Superintendent
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNSI On Joe Bearden, Mosquito Control Director
motion by Mrs. Norton, second by Mr.B3yrd. Paul Wood, South Gulf County E.M.S. Di-
and unanimous vote, the Board approved rector Shane McGuffin, Veterans Service
travel and per diem for Mrs. Pridgeon to Officer Be Williams, and Deputy Sheriff
attend a Florida School Board Association's Chris Brumbaugh.
Legislative Appropriations Sub-Committee The meeting came to order at 12:01
meeting in Orlando, FL, on September 22, p.m., E.D.T.
1995. Emergency Management Director
A walk-through of Port St. Joe Wells opened the meeting with prayer, and
Elementary School was scheduled for Commissioner Peters led the Pledge of Al-
October 3, 1995, after the regular sched- legiance to the Flag.
uled meeting. Emergency Management Director
ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur- Wells reported on Tropical Storm Erin,
their business, the meeting adjourned at stating that as of the 11:00 a.m. Advisory
8:45 P.M. Upon request by the the storm should cross over Apalachicola
Superintendent, the Board reconvened for at 8:00 p.m. He reported that it is, moving
an executive session, at 17 m.p.h., with sustained winds of ap-


pose of life?"
What answers) did you come
up with? I. for sure, don't have
the specific answers to all of life's
problems. But I do know why you
are living. Are you ready to. find
out what life is all about? Do you
really want to know why you are
living? The reason. I'I mean the
first and foremost reason, you are
alive and the first and foremost
reason you were born and creat-
ed, is to have a relationship
with God. There you have it. The
reason why you were born and
the reason for living. ,
In the book of Genesis. we
can read the thrilling account of
how nothing existed as we know it
and God spoke light into exis-
tence. We read on of how He cre-
ated all things and as the creation
story unfolds before us it seems to
be building to an apex of all of His
creations. Thus, on the sixth day
God's crown jewel of creation was
formed by His very own hands.
; And'then He did something that
He had riot"done with any other
, creation on earth.-He breathed
into it. God breathed into this
lump of clay laying on the ground
and this lifeless lump of clay
known as Adam came, to life. We
read on in Genesis of how that, in
.the cool of the day,. God would
come down, to the garden and
walk and talk with Adam. God
created humanity to have a rela-
tionship with Him. When Adam
3 sinned, it shattered that relation-
ship between God and man. God
would have been justified to walk
away and leave us to our own
destruction because humanity
was the one who broke the rela-
tionship by sinning. But because
God loved us so much and
desired to have a relationship
with us. He made a way to restore
that relationship. We know it as
John 3:16 "Fbr God so loved the
world that He gave His only begot-
.ten Son, that whoever believes in
Him should not perish but have
everlasting life."
Time would not permit me to

proximately 59 m.p.h., and it is not ex-
pected to regain hurricane strength. Upon
his recommendation. Commissioner Peters
moved to declare a Local State of Emer-
gency. Commissioner Yeager seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously L3-0).
,upon further discussion. Commissioner
Yeager moved to issue an .Advisory/
Recommendation for persons living in mo-
bile homes and in the immediate coastal
area (low-lying) to seek safer shelter (due
to possible high winds and tornadoes).
Commissioner Peters seconded the mo-
tion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).
The meeting did then recess at 12:09
p.m., E.D.T. "
The meeting reconvened at 5:05 p.m.,
E.D.T., with Commissioners Jessle,-V.
Armstrong and Billy E. Traylor also
present. .
Emergency Management Director
Wells reported that as of the 5:00 p.m. Ad-
t visor)t. Erin is now a hurricane and is ex-
pected to go ashore between Apalachicola
and Louisiana. He discussed the possible
storm surge, and upon his recommenda-
tion. Commissioner Peters moved to Issue
a voluntary evacuation notice for Indian
Pass, Cape San Bias, and the beach side
of St. Joe Beach to the Bay/Gulf County
line. Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously. Mr.
Wells reported that the community build-
ing In Wewahitchka will be open at 5:00
p.m., C.D.T. as a shelter. After further dis-
cussion, Commissioner Peters moved to
amend the previous motion to add mobile
'homes to the voluntary evacuation (due to
"'the threat of tornadoes). Commissioner

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go into great detail the reason and
significance of Jesus being the
only way to restore the broken
relationship between God and
humanity, so I'll let Jesus tell you,
- ", am the way, the truth, and the
life. No one comes to the Father
except through Me." (John 14:6
NKJV) Jesus wants to establish a
relationship with you, and thus
fulfilling, your purpose for living,
for He said, "Behold, I stand at the
door and knock. If anyone hears
lMy voice and opens the door, I will
come, in to him and dine with him,
and he with Me ". (Rev 3:20 NKJV)
Now you have one up on
George Bailey. because now you
know the reason for living.

McMullon Completes

CG Recruit Training
'Cast Guard Fireman Ap-
prentice Johanna K.' McMullon,
daughter of Judith A. Rinehart of
Port St. Joe, recently graduated
from recruit training and was
promoted to her current rank.
During the training cycle at
Coast Guard Recruit Training
Center in Cape May, New Jersey,
students are taught general mili-
tary subjects designed to prepare
them for further academic and
on-the-Job training leading to-
ward qualification in one of the
Coast Guard's 26 occupational
fields. ,,
Studies also include first aid,
seamanship. Coast Guard history
and' regulations, close order drill
''and damage control.
The 1995 graduate of Port St.
Joe High School Joined the Coast
Guard in July.

Jones Promoted
Marine Lance Cpl. Richard C.
Jones, son of Catherine L. Jones
of Port St. Joe, was recently meri-
toriously promoted to his present
rank while serving with the 2nd
Radio Battalion. II Marine Expedi-
tionary Force at the Marine Corps
Base in Camp Lejeune. North
The 1994 graduate of Port St.
Joe High School joined the Ma-
rine Corps in October, 1994.

Express Appreciation
The family of Joe L. Gortman
of Wewahitchka wishes to express
our most sincere appreciation for
your prayers, visits, calls, flowers,
cards and other acts of kindness
and most heartfelt expressions of
sympathy shown after the loss of
our loved one. He will be missed
by all. : : '
May God richly bless each
one for being so kind and
The Family of Joe L. Gortman

Traylor seconded the amendment, and it
passed unanimously.
Sheriff McKeithen stated that the me-
dig will have to be used to assist in con-
tacing mobile home residents because his
people will not have time.
Tlie meeting did then recess at 5:23
p.m., E.D.T.

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


o.Por St. Joe, Nice residential lot Garrison Ave.
Cleared 'and ready for your new. home, 75'x150'.
Lot 9, Block 92, Unit 2.,High and"idry:$15;000.
St. Joe Beach, 229 Coronado St. Com-
pletely furnished, carpeted, 2 bedroom, 1 bath
cottage, 1 1/2: blocks to., beach. New roof,
screened porch on nice 65'x125' lot. $63,000.

Sales, Rentals *Vacation Rental Specialists



The Gulf County Board

of Count Commissioners

has cancelled their

regularly scheduled

meeting on October 24,

1995 at 6:00 p.m., E.D.T.

S tc Oct. 19,1995


1989 Grand Voyager LE, rear air, new
tires, excel. cond., 95K, $8,300. 647-
5688 or 229-9111. 2tc 10/19
Accepting Bids: Wewahitchka State
Bank of Wewahitchka, 125 N. Main
St., WeTyahitchka, FL (904). 639-2222
will be accepting bids from October
5., 1995 through October 20, 1995 on
the following:
1992 Ford Ranger XLT truck, 2 dr.,
am/fm stereo, a/c,
Wewahitchka State Bank reserves the
right to reject any and all bids.
1986 Buick Wagon, exceptional con-
dition, 42K, must see 'to appreciate,,
$4,800. 5th wheel trailer hitch, like
new, best offer. 648-8472. ltc 10/19
For Sale: 1993 Toyota Corolla, 4
dr., 5 spd., am-fm cassette, a/c, good
condition, $8,500. (904) 227-1416,
Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. est.
Itc 10/19
'84 Honda Civic, moving must sell.
647-8067. 3tp 10/5
1984 El Dorado Cadillac, power steer-
ing, power brakes, am/fm stereo, new
tires. asking $3,500 or best offer.
648-4569. Itc 10/19
1987 Chevy conversion van, a great
travelling van, $6,750. 1986 Ply-
mouth Voyager, good and dependable,
$1800. Call 227-2125. 4tc 10/19
1984 Ford Escort, fixer upper/ or
good for parts. $250 or best offer.
'648-4569. Itc 10/19

on-site. Let us help
you liquidate!

Wade Cfark.


AB1239, AU 1737, AU 1743.
6tr 10/5

Fiberglass houseboat, $2,200. Call
227-3268. 2tc 10/12
White City, anytime, 827-2902.
tfc 10/5

3 bdrm., 1 ba. apartment in Port St.
Joe, newly painted, $300. rno. plus se-
curity deposit. Call 227-3511 for
appt. tfc 10/19
A room for rent, female only to share
living expenses. For more information
call 227-1674, older person preferred

2 bedroom, 1 bath, ch&a, unfur-
nished mobile home, $275 per month.
648-8917. 2tc 10/19
BAYOU STORAGE, units for rent
High and Dry after Opal. Located on
Hwy. C-30 next to Todd Land Devel-
opment. Call 229-8397 or 227-2191.
tfc 11/9
PORT THEATRE. Accepting inquiries
and applications for space to lease.
229-9282. 6tc 10/5
Furnished or unfurnished Condos, St.
Joe Beach, 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 bath, day-
time, 229-6961, night 229-6061, Bill
Carr. tfc 10/5
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.
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid.
Ave. Port St. Joe, 229-9000.

PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $245.00 per mo. Af-
fordable Living for low to middle in-
come families. Featuring 1, 2 & 3
bedroom apts. with cen. h&a, energy
saving appliances, patios &. outside
storage. For hearing impaired call
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housing Op-
portunity. tfc 10/5

Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly and the handi-
capped. /
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
furn., 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 10/5
Warehouses, small and large, some
with office, suitable for small busi-
ness, 229-6200. tfc 10/5

For rent, 2 & 3 bdrm.
apartments, $295 to
$365 per month. Call
Kenny at 227-7241 or
Phil, 227-2112. f
tfc 10/5

Downtown Port St. Joe
517 1/2 4th St. ,
Upstairs apt 2 br., 1 ba.,
stove, refrig., $250, water paid.
Call 227-5443,
leave message.
tfc 10e /5

* 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 10/5

No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc 10/5

Garage Sale: Comer Selma & Ala-
bama, St., Joe Beach, Saturday, Oct.'
21st, 8 a.m. until, toys, maternity
clothes, ;baby and toddler clothes,
Yard Sale: Friday. 8-I p.m. and Sat-
urday, 8-4 p.m., Oct. 20 and 21, 218
Ponce de Leon, St. Joe Beach.
Yard Sale: at Beacon Hill, Tulip St.
Take Cowries St. to Tulip St. Satur-
day, 8 a.m. till noon. itc 10/19

Yard Sale: Sat., Oct. 21st, 8 a.m. 1
p.m. Pridgeon Road, White City, turn
left at end of bridge. Lots of toys, al-
pine ski exerciser; bikes; crafts,
men's, .women's, children's clothes;
lots' more. -, Itp 10/19
Yard Sale: 505 Third, St., Saturday,
Oct. 21, 8 a.m; until. Rain or shine.
Yard Sale: Sat., Oct. 21, 8 a.m. 5.
,p.m., 124 Selma, St. .Joe Beach. Met-
ronome, new I.C. freezer, 3 ft.-trampo-
line, tree swing, new hammock, la-
dies' sweaters & quality high-heeled
boots, size 7. Many books including
cookbooks, Guideposts and. Norman
Vincent Peale books., Some new would
make nice Christmas gifts. Itc 10/19
Two family Garage Sale, 200 Missis-
sippi Drive, Mexico Beach, between
5th & 6th Streets. Saturday, Oct
21st, 8:30 till.
Driveway Sale: Seashores Subd., 206
Narvaez St., Sat., Oct. 21, 8:00. All
kidns of stuff.

What's Free
For a free pamphlet that ex-
plains the ,differences between
bank deposits and investments,
and highlights what is and is not
insured by the U. S. government.
write for Deposits & Investments,
Consumer Information Center,
Dept. 567B, Pueblo, CO 81009.


Your Gulf County Primestar repre-
sentative. Call Debbie at 647-5836.
3tp 10/19 '
You need repairs in: 1 Plumbing; 2
- A/C & Elec.; 3 Yard Work: 4 -
Cleaning;. 5 Tree Service. Call 904-
647-3787, leave message.
-Ito 10/19
End of Summer Blues? Don't worry
about leaving your home empty. Let
Pet & Property Tenders do routine
property checks. Call Joey & Marie
Romanelll, 229-1605. tfc 10/5
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meefing: Sunday 4-00 p.rr; -
P Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ
Port St. Joe Lodge No. 11
Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m., Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
Marlen Taylor. W.M.
Bill Jordon. Sec.
pd. thru 95

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

Phone 227-1782
Cuts, Color, Frosting, Perms

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

220 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
New & Used Clothing
for the Entire Family.
Accessories and Misc. Items.4/6
tt 4/0

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


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

.. 2 Years .Experience.
'7229 Deerhaven Road, P.C. ,/6

"Catering to All Your Lawn Service Needs*
Free Estimates
Call 229-6435 t1f4/6

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

Carpentry, Patio Enclosure,
Siding, Windows Installed,
Your Home Built, Additions,
Decks & More.
All work Is guaranteed & done by a
licensed general contractor
*RG0066512 Look at work I have
done, If you like It, hire me. Expert
work and nothlng.less. Of course
free estimates.
The house 'Doctors"
647-3452 or

"The Uttle House with the Big Deals"
Comer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12.

25 Years Experience P. O. Box 13675
' "Mexico Beach

5/ Total Pride Pest Control
Locally Owned and Operated
Donnie Matthews 648-3018

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

LIC # RF0051042
ER 0011618
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821

Jack of All Trades, yard clean up,
carpentry, heavy equipment available.
We specialize in what you want, 227-
3268 (crew 670-8524 or 670-8855.
4tp 10/12,

Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
S4p 10/19

All Type Electrical Work '-
24 Hr. Service

Own your own business!
Earn an excellent income sharing
high-quality Watkins products!-
Don't wait! Call Independent Rep-
resentative: Cliff Munson, 904-
4tp 9/28

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

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

Carpentry, light plumbing,
dry wall, stucco, paintings,
concrete sidewalks & drive-
ways, home cleaning service.
No job too small.
Fair prices.
30 years experience

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

* Lawnmowers
* Weedeaters
* Tillers
* Chain Saws
* Generators
* Pumps

706 1st St. St. Joe
I 227-2112 I
L ------------.j

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

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

Handyman Service
All jobs big or small, reasonable
rates. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Call evenings weekends.
229'- 2618, ask for Gene

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

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

29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Baltzell Ave. e Phone 227-7229
Stic 4/6


kMower & Saw Repair

\ New & Used Sales
& Service
Buy & Sell Used
m' Lawn & Farm Equipment
M, maintenance

328 Reid Ave.

Housecleaning, have excellent refer-
ences. Please call 227-2049. tfe 10/5

RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
tfc 7/6

Personalized skin care pro-
gram customized for your
skin type. Dermatologist-
tested. Call today for a
FREE consultation. Janis
Laycock, independent
Mary Kay Beauty Consul-
tant, 647-3581. J ;


Assorted Tackle
All Work Guaranteed
0 4229-1063 Walt 102 Second Ave. Oak Grove

We Carry Worker's Comp.
and Liability Insurance
S D ,i P Painting Service
Residential & Commercial Interior & Exterior "Free'Estimates"
David or Penny Stump 229-6683

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

SNeed Help with Opal Recovery? Call

for Security Checks on your property as often as needed
* We'll meet'with your repair people so they'll have access to your property and help
coordinate your recovery
We can care for your pets, water your plants, clean up your home, bring in your mail.
* You tell us what you need. Call Joe and Marie Romanelli
(904) 229-1065 tf eo/12

Well Drilling & Pump Service
S St. Lie. #3075
Croska Williamson P. 0. Box 1173
639-2548 tr1 /19 Wewahitchka, FL 32465


No Job Too Big ....
.... Or Too Small

Licensed & Insured 904/639-5368

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone. 410 Long Ave.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 Port St. Joe, FL 32456





Aluminum specialty mechanics and
home improvement, subcontractors.
top money must be sober and de-
pendable. Must have all tools, trans-
portation and workman's comp. insu-
rance. Call Panama City, 1-904-271-
2260, ask for Mike. 2tc 10/19

The City of Mexico Beach is currently
appepting applications for the posi-
tion of Police Officer. Applicant must
be willing to reside within a 3-mile ra-
dius of Mexico Beach. Applicants
inust possess current certification by
the Florida Department of Law En-
forcement. All applicants must com-
plete the assessment through the as-
sessment center .at Gulf Coast
Community College. Benefit package
includes: medical, retirement, paid
holidays, paid overtime, longevity pay,
college tuition assistance program.
Starting pay: $7.87 per hour.
Applications will be accepted until
4:00 P.M. (central), November 3,
1995. Applications are available at
City Hall, 118 N. 14th St., Mexico
Beach, FL 32410.
Further information can be obtained
by contacting Jeff Sellers (904) 648-
5700 or (904) 769-7968.
Itc 10/19

Crisis Counselor: Gulf County Guid-
ance Clinic has an -immediate open-
ing for a Crisis Counselor. Duties in-
clude: home visits, small gruop
presentations, crisis intervention and
consultation. This is a temporary po-
sition to assist Hurricane Opal Survi-
vors. Min. req.: a Bachelor's degree in
a menatl health discipline and com-
pletion of all HRS screening. Apply to:
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.,
311 Williams Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
32456. E.O.E. tc 10/19

DRIVERS Home 10-14 days
with assigned equip. Top.
pay solos & teams. 3 mo.,
6 mo., 1 yr. raises. Pay for
experience. Bonuses, bene-
fits, profit sharing. Grads
welcome. Orientation paid!
22 w/1 yr. OTR/CDL"A". 1-
800-633-0]550, ext. FK-89.
Itp 10/19

LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
fca Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-

Beatiful turn-of-the-century style
oak bedroom suite. Full/queen head-
board, triple dresser with mirror,
chest of drawers, 2 night stands.
Queen size quilt style comforter, dust
ruffle, pillow shams curtains. Twin
size bedspread, pillow sham & match-
ing curtains. Call 227-7377 after 5:00
p.m. Itp 10/19

I have painted pelicans, I make them
(concrete), $15 each. I will be making-
them constantly. Comer of Hwy. 98
and Bay St., Edna Butler. 647-8926.
Itp 10/19

45" antique round oak table, with one
9" leaf, $500. Six ladder back chairs
w/cane bottom, $275. Just in time, for
Christmas, an adorable child's play-
house, $750. Can be seen at 101 20th
St., Port St. Joe, or call 227-1753.
3tc 10/12

International 504 tractor with bush
hog for sale, as is. Call 227-1465.

27' Magnavox IV with remote, $300.
Call after 5:00. 227-1831. ltp 10/19

Unique styling cocktail table and
lamp table, $100 for both, paid much
more. An oak 4-drawer desk, $75.
Call 647-3774. Itp 10/19

Matching queen size sleeper sofa, love
seat, chair, extra good cond. One vi-
nyl chair and one table. Call 229-
8868. Itc 10/19

Large 20 lb. capacity Magic Chef
washer, like new, $200. 229-6050.
Tues. Sat before noon. Itc 10/19

Barbara's Country Treasures Out-of-
Business Sale. All craft items are dis-
counted. leave message after 3 p.m.
126 Thomas Creek, off of Harden Cir-
cle in Wewahitchka. Craftsman scroll
saw., Call for information. 639-5145.

Queen size waterbed mattress w/
individual tubes of water included,
box springs, $150. Can be seen com-
pletely assembled. Call 639-5920.
2tc 10/12

HOUSE SALE. Exterior doors, win-
dows, interior doors & trim, lumber,
building products, etc. New and used.
227-1222. 4tc 10/5

New cast nets, buy now or made to
order. 229-6604. tfc 10/5

m.issn,, Inumc 1.Ln,,ul, U Iue WE'RE HAVING A GREAT TIME! Don't
hours, many other pluses. Could stait miss the fun! Craft class schedule for
part time. For interview, call today. October: Oct. 2 Bead Easy" T-shirt
648-8565. tfc 10/5 (cat design); Oct. 9 Christmas Globe

The Gulf County School Board is an- Ornament; Oct. 16 Decorated Door
nouncing a job opening for a School Broom; Oct. 23 Reverse Collage in
Psychologist. The position will be for Glass Bowl: Oct. 30 -, Napkin Ap-
ort St. Joe area schools A lian- pIlique on T-Shirt, kMBERt
ots aroe available t --L -Sr-ctizens-'recelv O% discount on
S on are avalabe athe School class fee and refreshments are
Board office. Gulf County School served. Classes at 7245 Hwy. 71,
Board is an equal opportunity em- White City, beginning at 6;30 p.
ployer tfc 8/3 White City, beginning at 6;30 p.
player tc 8/3 (EAstern). Call Judy Carter, '827-

RN's and LPN's day or night shift 2389, or Mary Peterson, 827-8703 for
available. Apply in person. Bay St. Jo- supply list and fee information. REG-
seph Care Center, 220 9th St., Port ISTER EARLY! Class size limited Sen-
St. Joeeph t 10/5 or citizens 10% discount on class
St.Joe. tfc 10/5 fee Refreshments served Register
CNA',needed fi all shifts Trainina TODAYI 5tc 9/28

available. Apply in person at Bay St.
Joseph Care Center, 220 Ninth St.,
Port St. Joe. tfc 10/5

POSTAL JOBS, Start $12.08/hr. For
exam and application info. call (219)
769-8301, ext. FL515, 9:00 a.m. -
9:00 p.m. Sun.-Fri. 6tp 9/7

Say You Saw

It In The Star

Rainbow vacuum cleaner with carpet
cleaner attachment, excellent condi-
tion. Call 229-8978 after 5:30 p.m.
tfc 8/17

Guaranteed ladies' and men, high
quality fashion jewelry' at reasonable
prices. 229-8433. 26tp 8/3

Don't throw your books away. Bring
them to Variety Nook in Wewa and
trade them in. We trade two for one
equal price. Large variety to choose
from. Thurs., Fri., and Sat., 9 a.m. to
6 p.m. CT. tfc 10/5

Craftsman tools and Die Hard bat-
'teries are available now at Western
Auto Store, 219 Reid Ave. 227-1105.
tfc 10/5

Western Auto Special. Computer spin
balance 4 tires and tire rotation.
$19.95. 227-1105. tfc 10/5

Florida Dept. of Corrections

is recruiting for

Correctional Officers

for Gulf, Jackson, and Wakulla counties
Annual salary for certified officers: $18,109
Correctional Officers are the front-line security force of the
Florida Department of Corrections. They are responsible for the
supervision, protection, care, custody and control of inmates.
What does it take to become a What are the benefits offered
Correctional Officer? to Correctional Officers?
' 19 years of age or older Early retirement
* High school graduate or Paid sick leave
equivalent Criminal justice incentive

* United States citizen
* No felony convictions
* No first degree misdemeanors

* Comprehensive state-sup-.
plemented insurance pro-

involving perjury or false gram for your & your
statements family
* Good moral character Paid holidays
* Physical examination/drug test. Professional law enforce-
* Basic recruit training ment certification training
,Note: Non-certified officers may be hired in trainee status and must be willing to pay the $75.00
Florida Department of Law Enforcement Examination Fee.
Interested applicants should submit a State of Florida Application
with position number #919502 to the Department of Corrections,
Region I Personnel Office, 4610 Hwy. 90 East, Marianna, FL 32446
by November 1, 1995. For more information, contact the Region I
Personnel Office at (904) 482-9533. EEO/AA.
lic 10/19/95

Mushroom Compost, $15 yard; any-
time, 648-5165. tfc 11/95

Port St. Joe Western Auto now hon-
oring entire Panama City Western
Auto company store advertised sale
prices. 227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.
tfc 10/5

For Sale
Alcoholic Beverages License
Series: 8COP
License: all of Gulf County
For more information call
229-8330 after 5:00 p.m.
8tc 9/1

All major appliances, $40
over cost, no layaways.
Craftsman tools 10% off.
All pre-recorded value to $9.98
Cassette Tapes $4.00 ea.,
All Mowers in Stock 15% Off
219 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe

FREE kittens to good homes only.
Call 227-1415. Itp 10/19

FREE kittens. Make a great Hallo-
ween gift. 2 solid black, 2 striped tab-
bies, 1 black calico. Call 227-1795,
leave message. ltc 10/19

RAT TERRIER puppies for sale, $100
each. Call 648-5306. 2tc 10/12

scratching, promotes healing & hair
growth on dogs or cats without ster-
oids. Available O-T-C BARFIELD'S
LAWN & GARDEN, 229-2727.
6tc 10/19
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfc 10/12
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelli, 229-1065. tfc 10/5

Looking for a flea-tick shampoo that
kills fleas monthly flea programs
DEN 229-2727 about HAPPY JACK
PARACIDE' shampoo. Contains NO
pyrethinsl 6tc 9/28

For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrmn., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. pd. thru 12/95

12'x70' trailer on lot with garage. 3
bdrm., 2 bath, new carpet, fully fur-
nished, deep well, 827-2331.
3tp 10/19

70'x180' fenced lot with 14'x70' 3 bed-
room, 2 ba. mobile home. $29,500.
647-3178. 2tp 10/19

Port St. Joe, Gautier Memorial Way.
Nice 3 bdrm., 2 story brick home.
Just like new, Lg. country kitchen w/
breakfast nook. Walk in closets in Ig.
master bdrm., sun room w/jacuzzi,
fireplace in Ig. den, 2 1/2 ceramic
baths. $196,500. FL 229-8919 or AL
205-332-8123. tfc 10/19

Boardwalk, Cape San Bias, 2 bdrm.,
2 ba. loft, 3 decks, $119,000. Call
229-8437. 4tp 10/19

Beautiful Shaded Comer
Lot with an Excellent view
of the Gulf. Current
survey and perk test for
septic tank that has been
approved for a four
bedroom home in a quiet
neighborhood. Lot 24,
Block 4, Unit 11 is 80.5'
by 83.25' x 100' x 46.6'
located on the corner of
Sea Street and Azalea.
Cleared, ready to build.
(Best Value on the Beach)
tfc 10/12

Want a Lot on the Gulf?
High and Dry?
Plenty of Room?
Yes, Yes, Yes
and it won't last long!,
FRONT. Large Beautiful Lot;
your private walk to the' Beach,
122' Highway frontage x 130'
dsp. lapprox. 1/3 acre) Zohed
Commercial 'or Residential
with Great View of the Gulf, Two
Septics, Well, Water and Electric-
ity. Garage or Warehouse, con-
crete block with brick (1200 sq.
ft.) with several improvements,
(new roof, 1994) Many possibili-
ties for easy development of your
own private home site. Possible
Terms! $132,950.00***647-8080
tfc 10/12

The Wewahitchka City Commission is con-
sidering adopting three land use changes by ordi-
nance at a City Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m.
C.D.T. on October 23, 1995. The meeting will be
held in the commission meeting room at the We-
wahitchka City Hall.
Land Parcels under consideration for land
use change are ......
1) Parcel 1918.010 North Highway 71
2) Parcel 1713.000 North Highway 71
3) Parcel 2403.000 South Highway 71
Interested persons are encouraged to pro-
vide written/or verbal comments on the matters
under consideration.
Questions concerning their land use chang-
es should be directed to the Gulf County Plan-
ning/Building Director at (904) 229-8944.
ltc Oct. 19, 1995
BID NO. 9596-02
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation Interested in
trading the following described personal property
from the County:
(1) 1994 Ford Ranger XLT, White, 5-
speed transmission Rear Sliding Win-
Sdow, Sport Wheels and Tires, 4 eyl. en-
gine, approx. 18.L000 miles.
Vehicle can be seen at the Gulf County
Building Department, 1000 Sth St., Gulf
county Courthouse. Port St. Joe, Flori-
da 32456
For the following vehicle: (1) New Full
Size 4x4, Standard or Extended Cab,. V-
S Engine, jA/T, A/C, AM-FM Step-Up
Rear Bumper.
Please Indicate on envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, arid what the bid
is for.
Bids will be received until 5 o'clock, P.M.,
Eastern Time. October 30, 1995 at the Office of
the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County Court-
house, 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
The Board reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
BY: /s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Muster, Clerk of Courts
2tc October 19 and 26, 1995.
BID NO. 9596-083

Lot at Seashores Subd., $16,500. Call
647-3178. 2tp 10/19

1990 Fleetwood doublewide 24'x56'
vinyl sided and underpinned, 3
bdrm., 2 ba., g. living rm., ceiling
fans, walk-in closets & pantry, cen.
heat & air, fireplace (never used),
appl. included. (Excellent condition).
Lot 79' x 239' w/deep well & shallow
well, outside shop & covered shed. Lo-
cated at 1P9 W. Rogers St. $35,000.
227-2012. 2tp 10/12

House for sale by owner: 1010
McClellan Ave., Nice 2 bdrm., 1 ba.,
Ig. DR/LR combo, "L" shaped, beauti-
ful yard, 2 lots fenced in backyard w/
Ig. workshop. Owners moving. Call
227-7214 for appt. to see. Asking
$50,000. tfc 10/12

3-bedroom, 1 bath home, large kitch-
en, nice lot w/fig trees, 219 7th St
More information call 229-8909.
2tp 10/12
House. 3 .bedroom, .2--bath, good-
neighborhood, -on. Marvin Ave. 229-
2783. tfe 9/28

For Sale by Owner. 1 bedroom house
great for young couple starting out A
must see. Easy terms, located in Oak
Grove. 229-8121. 4tp 9/28

3 bedroom home on corner lot, 2011
Long Ave., 1 block from school. Den,
fireplace, double carport, screened
back porch, fenced yard. 229-6673.
tfc 9/28

Lot for Sale, Howard Creek 100'x218';
Septic tank, well, underground utili-
ties. Call 227-7313. tfc 10/5

3 bdrm., 1 ba. comer lot, good rental
property. 2360 Hayes Ave., Highland
View. 227-2049. tfc 10/5

"Handyman Special", 3 bdrm., 2
bath shell house, beautiful 1/2 acre.
C-30 south Cape San Blas area. Rea-
sonably priced. Financing available.
227-7506. tfc 10/5

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 10/5

Half acre lots for sale, Hwy. 386,
Overstreet, Creekview Subd., $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tfc 10/5
1/2 acre lot with septic tank, $9,500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing,
227-2020, ask for Billy. tfc 10/5

LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south o0fWewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 10/5

SALE, nice stucco 3 bdrm., 2
ba.; Lanai w/heated pool; gar-
age & storage bldg. $110,000.
206 Narvaez St.
tfc 9/28

FREE rent provided for single lady to
manage house. Wages negotiable. Call
647-8641 for interview. ltp 10/19

WE NEED American made products,
wood, glass, ceramics, crochet, quilts,
art, jewelry, dolls, afghans, etc. Your
opportunity for year around sales.
Call 904-763-5161. 4tc 10/5/

Florida certified Senior Companion/
Care Giver seeking long term in-home
position for your loved one in Gulf
County area. Need some financial as-
sistance in relocating from Tallahas-
see. Please call 904-575-6821.
4tc 10/5

The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation interested in pur-
chasing from the County the following described
personal property:
(1) 1994 Ford Ranger XLT. White, 5-
speed transmission, Rear Sliding Win-
dow, Sport Wheels and Tires, 4 cyi. en-
gine, approx. 18,000 miles.
Vehicle can be seen at the Oulf County
Building Department, 1000 5th St., Oulf
County Courthouse, Port St. Joe. Flori-
da 32456
Please indicate on envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and-what.the bid
is for.
Bids will be received until 5 o'clock, P.M.,'
Eastern Time, October 30, 1995 at the Office of
the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County Court-
house, 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
The Board reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
BY: /a/ Billy E. Traylori, Chairman
/s/ Benny C. sLter, Clerk of Courts
2tc October 19 and 26, 1995.
BID NO. 9596-04
The Board of 'County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation interested in sell-
ing the County the following described personal
S(1) New Full Size 4x4. Standard or Ex-
tended Cab,. V-S Engine, A/T, A/C, AM-
FM Step-Up Rear Bumper.
Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver
unit on specified date will be set at $25.00 per
Please indicate on envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the bid
is for.
Bids will be received until 5 o'clock,.P.M.,
Eastern Time. October 30, 1995 at the Office of
the Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County Court-
house, 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
The Board reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
BY: I/ aBilly E. Traylor, Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk of Courts
2tc October 19 and 26, 1995.

Notice to hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following appl "
cation(s) for water use permits) has (have) been re-
celved by the Northwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District:
Application number S05140 filed 10/03/1995
Sylvachem Corporation
P.O 0. Box 947
Highway 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Requesting a maximum withdrawal of
1,008,000 gallons per day from the Floridan Aqui-
fer System for Industrial use by an existing facility.
General withdrawal locations) In Gulf
County: Sec. 35C. T7S, R 11W;,

Sec. 36D, T7S, RI1W
Interested persons may object to or com-
ment upon the applications or submit a written re-
quest for a copy of the staff reports) containing
proposed agency action regarding the application
(s) bywriting to the Division of Resource Regula-
tion of the Northwest Florida Water Management
District, Route I, Box 3099, Havana Florida
32333-9700, but such comments or requests must
be received by 5 o'clock p.m. on November 9,
No further -public notice will 'be provided re-
garding this (these) applicationss. Publlcauon of
this notice constitutes constructive notice of this
permit application to all substantially affected per-.
sons. A copy of the staff reports) must be request
ed in order to remain advised of further proceed-
nings and any public hearing date. Substantially
affected persons are entitled to request an admin-
istrative hearing regarding the proposed agency ac-
tion by submitting a written permit request ac-
cording to the provisions of 40A-1.521, Florida
Administrative Ceode. Notices of Proposed Agency
Action will be mailed only to persons who have
filed such requests.

a/k/a F. R. PIPPIN, JR.
Deceased Case No. 95-0062-CP
'The administration of the estate of FRANK-
LIN R. PIPPIN, JR., a/k/a F. R. PIPPIN, JR., de-
ceased, File Number 95-0062-CP Is pending In the
Circuit Court for Gulf County. Florida. Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is 1000 5th Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The personal repre-
sentative of the estate Is PATRICIA A. PIPPIN,
whose address is Route 1, Box 118i Wewahltchka.
Florida 32465. The name and address of the
personal representative's attorney are set forth be-
Any interested person upon whom this no-
tice Is served who Intends to challenge the validity
of'the will, the qualifications of the personal repre--
sentative, venue, or Jurisdiction of the court, and
all persons having claims against this estate who
are served with a copy of this notice, are required
to file with this court such objection or claim with-
in the later of three months after the date of the
first publication of this notice or 30 days after the
date of service of a copy of this notice on that per-
Persons having claims against the estate
who are not known to the personal representative
and whose names or addresses are not reasonably
ascertainable must file all claims against the es-
tate within three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice of Administration is October 19, 1995.
As Personal Representative of the Estate. of
JR., Deceased.
229 McKenzie Avenue
Panama City. Florida 32401
1904) 785-1522
Florida Bar No. 309303
2tc Oct. 19 and 26, 1995 .


A Department of Environmental

Protection (DEP) representative will

be at the Gulf County Planning /

Building Department office on .

Tuesday and Thursdays from 8:00 .

12:00, until the majority of Hurricane

Opal permit work is completed.

Anyone with questions concerning

rebuilding DEP Jurisdictional

structures can call the representative

/ during the above stated hours at

(904) 227-7533 or the

Planning/Building Department at

(904) 229-8944.
2toc 0.19 cand 199S

P.O. Box 428
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456

SAttention Customers

If you have service north of the Stump Hole, please follow

these procedures before drinking or washing with your water.

1. A company representative will come to your door or
leave another notice at your home instructing you that
your water is now potable. DO NOT DRINK OR WASH
2. After you have received notice that the water is potable,
please flush your lines at your home for about 5 to 10
minutes. This can be accomplished by simply turning on
a couple of your spigots. This procedure will insure that
any water that may be in your pipes from before the hur-
ricane will be flushed away and you are receiving fresh
treated water.
PRESSURE. We must conduct several pressure and bac-
teria tests after the main is pressurized. These tests could
take a couple of days to complete. As stated earlier, a
company representative will instruct you when the water
is potable.
4. If you are a customer that has a well and have connected
it to your lines during this time, we ask that you discon-
nect it when normal service resumes. It is illegal to cross
connect raw well water with Lighthouse Utilities' water.

Also, the base facility charge on your bill will be prorated this
month to reflect the time that service was interrupted.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during this
time. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact
this office at 904-227-7427 or 904-227-5349.

-' i i. :


Doves on Baited Capitol

Field Bag 91 Officials NEWS ROUND-UP

In Levy County

Did the federal wardens salt the
field to trap the "charity" hunters?
"Heck, it's getting so it ain't po-litically correct for a feller to shoot a
dove in dese here north Florida fields anymore," says Uncle Clem Rednek
over on Flat Creek in Gadsden County.
Clem-like Sen. Charles Williams, D-Tallahassee-was reacting to a
federal raid on the annual charity dove hunt in Levy County that raises
money for the Florida Sheriff Boys Ranches. Eleven U: S. Fish and
Wildlife officers questioned 88 adults and three juveniles in the field they
claim was illegally baited with grain. The U. S. Attorney's office in
Gainesville was to decide Monday if charges will be brought in the case.
"I doubt they were hunting over a baited field. I suspect political
motives are involved," said Williams who sponsors the annual event
known as the Annual Predators Dove Hunt.
This year the dove shoot which was halted took on more significance
as Williams eyes a race for the U. S. Congress seat being vacated by U. S.
Rep. Pete Petersonr, D-Marianna. At least 31 capitol lobbyists put up $250
each to underwrite food and the party.
Vance Eaddy, spokesman for the federal agents, said the field was
baited, some hunters carried more than the 12-bird limit and one shot a
cuckoo, a protected specie.
Herman.Sanchez, owner of the field, said: "If there was any bait on
that field, the federal put it there" and Larry Martin, regional director of
the Florida Game and Fish Commission, who shot 11 doves, said he
checked the field and he did not believe it had been baited.
Several area sheriffs attended the dove shoot. Williams said he was
at a home about a mile from the field, preparing for dinner with some
non-hunters when the raid occurred.
"I'm embarrassed," said Williams.
"I ain't surprised," said Uncle Clem. "It's getting so a feller can't set
a trap, catch a fish, or make a little kick-a-poo Juice without some feder-
al revenooer nosing around. Dem big city folk just fergit where they come
from way back," Clem said.
Is it possible the feds planted bait on that Levy County field?
"Well, dei-e's Mark Fuhrman. and dat bloody glove, and how about
those rogue cops in Philly who the courts found routinely planted evi-
dence in folkes' homes to get convictions," Clem said. "Still, maybe dere
was a leetle bait on that field to coax dem birds In."
GIRAAM FOR GOVERNOR? U. S. Sen. Bob Graham-who has
incensed environmentalists by favoring sugar subsidies on "pragmatic"
grounds-came out of a rare interview with capitol reporters still looking
like a 1998 Florida gubernatorial candidate.
The Miami Lakes Democrat tippy-toed around the question whether
he would leave e Senate and, make Florida history by seeking the gov-
ernor's post he held for two terms, but he spoke warmly about being gov-
ernor and complained about the Senate post.
"Being governor is like being quarterback. The ball is in your hands
and you can call a play," Graham said. "Life has many frustrations and
this (the Senate) is not an exception. Both parties have moved away from
each other."
Gov. Lawton Chiles, who resigned from the Senate in despair before
he ran for governor, is permitted by law from seeking a third term in

from Tallahassee

1998. Graham can because there has been an interval since he served
two terms as governor. His present Senate term expires in 1998.
The only thing definite, Graham told reporters, is he will not run for

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TALLAHASSEE (WNS) Florida's commercial fishermen slapped in
the face by a constitutional amendment banning nets near shore were
given a little leeway last week when lawmakers said they should be
excused for stretching the truth on their net sizes to get more money in a
state buyback program.
Gov. Lawton Chiles and the cabinet also relaxed shrimp-size rules
through Oct. 31 to allow Panhandle fishermen to resume the taking of
white shrimp during the lucrative fall season. The Department of
Environmental Regulation closed Apalachicola Bay to white shrimp when
it found undersize shrimp in a Sept. 15 sampling. Shrimpers feared
undersized shrimp washed into the Bay by Hurricane Opal would keep
the lid on the harvest.
Although the names of 32 fishermen suspected of cheating the net-
buyback program out of $330,000, has been turned over'to the
Department of Law Enforcement, legislators said they shouldn't be
blamed because the law creating the $20-milllon buy-back program was
poorly written.
The law provided payments of $300 for gill nets and up to $3,500 for
larger seine nets. So fishermen sewed their small gill nets together to
make larger seine nets to sell to the state or sold them nets they had
never used.'
The program suspended last month by Chiles was resumed last week
under new rules. The state is now matching applications for payment
with seafood licenses and trip tickets.
The Florida Supreme Court slashed recommended lawyer commis-
sions about two-thirds, clearing the way for a refund before Christmas of
Impact fees illegally charged people for bringing motor vehicles into the
state from July 1991 to September 1994.
It'll make some 650.000 motorists about $295 richer each, although
they won't get interest on the fees they paid under a law that the high
court ruled unconstitutional.
There may be enough unclaimed refunds to cover the $6.5 million
lawyer fees. If there isn't, the most each motorists will pay In lawyer fees
is $10, a lot better than the $29.50 cut authorized by the lower court.
A phenomenon apparent along the 120-mile coast of the Panhandle
hit by Hurricane Opal Oct 4 is that beachfront houses built on stilts are
still standing while older homes built at ground level were washed away
by the storm water surge.
The contrast is dramatic between new and old beachfront construc-
tion, officials say, demonstrating proper planning rules can reduce storm
damage. Opal was the first major test of coastal codes adopted after
Hurricane Eloise in 1975.
Opal wreaked $2.1 billion damage to insured property in four states,
according to the first official damage tally based on tours of the damaged
areas compiled by the American Insurance Services Group Inc.

Cong.,Pete Petersons
Representative to Visit
U. S. Congressman Pete Pe-
terson has announced that Ken
Davis, a representative from his
Panama City district office will
visit Port St. Joe to meet with
constituents from 3:30 p.m. to
4:30 p.m., E.D.T.. Tuesday, Octo-
ber 26 in the County Commission
meeting room at the Gulf County
Peterson said Davis, who vis-
its Gulf County monthly, will pro-
vide information and'help to resi-
dents with questions and
problems related the the federal

Roberts Cemetery
Clean-Up Saturday
The Roberts Cemetery Com-
mittee has announced that there
will be a general clean-up at Rob-
erts Cemetery on Saturday, Octo-
ber 21, beginning at 7:00 a.m.,
All interested persons are
asked to please bring lawvn mow-
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U. S. Navy Lt. Chris Blas-
chum, son of Pat Johnson of Port
St. Joe, and Mike Blaschum of
Lady Lake, recently received the
Strike/Flight Air Medal. The Air
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als who achieve sustained superi-
or performance in their aviation
Lt. Blaschum, a 1984 gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe High School,
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squadron in November to be an
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R/C Club ieetIng
The Five Points R/C Flyers
Club will be meeting (today)
Thursday, October 19, at 7 p.m.
in the Gulf County Public Library.
Members and interested per-
sons are urged to attend this
monthly meeting for planning
and ideas for the future.

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